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Major, majors, or minor? Why I chose just one degree

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

If you are anything like I was coming into college, it is hard enough deciding on just one degree of study. Meanwhile, your friends may already be deciding on two majors or some combination of minors. Don’t worry, double majors and minors can be declared all the way through sophomore year, but as I leave sophomore year, I want to …

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Bikes and Boards and Scooters, Oh My!

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Shayna, Why USC 0 Comments

A truly defining feature of a Trojan is how they choose to get around campus. With our flat, expansive campus there is really no wrong way to do it, and the plethora of vehicles students use is pretty astounding. Bikes, my personal transportation of choice, are probably the most popular. The bike racks overflow with beach cruisers, and finding a …

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To T.O or Not to T.O, That is the Question

Shayna Goldberger Campus Events, Professional & Academic, Shayna, Viterbi Life, Why USC 0 Comments

Picture this: an economist, philosopher, cinematographer, and an engineer sit down to discuss the ethical and practical concerns of sending humans to Mars. No, this isn’t some weird riddle; this is my Friday 9 am discussion for my Thematic Option class (titled Searching for Life in the Universe: Mars and Beyond), and despite being on Fridays at 9 am it’s …

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“Hanging” Around USC: How to Take the Stress out of Studying

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Michael, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

I’m going to be honest: engineering is a hard major and it can get really intensive at times, especially during finals season. Luckily I have some secret techniques and spots at USC to keep your heart rate below 100 beats per minute on those extra tough days.   First off, I’ve learned that it can be exhausting sitting in one …

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My Last Goodbye.

Alex-2016 Alex 0 Comments

Why USC? That is a question I have been asked countless times for the last four years. From Viterbi Live Chats to Explore USCs for admitted students, my college decision making process has been questioned over thousand times, in over a thousand different ways. Why did I choose USC? Why did I turn down a full academic scholarship at Georgia …

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Here’s to Birnkrant, Sixth Floor

Alex-2016 Alex, Dorm 0 Comments

My final night in room 624 of Birnkrant was a somber one. As this was the evening following the final day of exams, my roommate, Ravi Bhatt, had already moved out, beating the I-5 traffic on his drive back to Irvine. My mother had flown to Los Angeles to help me pack up my things and place them in storage. …

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Trojan Territory

Maria Maria, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hey all! This week I’m going to spotlight my campus hot-spots, which for the record is something I take VERY seriously. I absolutely love scouting new places on campus to study or hang out, so let it be known that these locations have been well tested by yours truly. It’s a short, but well curated list. Grace Ford Salvatori Hall …

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Looking Ahead to Senior Spring Semester

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly 0 Comments

I don’t know how this happened, but it’s my last semester here at USC! After a wonderfully relaxing (and warm) winter break at home in Florida, I’m back on the (still nice and warm) West Coast. I spent a lot of time with family, and studying for my Engineer in Training (EIT) exam which I took at the beginning of …

Our entire Birthright group at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem.

Reflecting on my Jewish Past: A Prelude to the Final (Undergraduate) Semester

Alex-2016 Alex 0 Comments

During winter break, I had the pleasure of travelling with USC Hillel to Ertz Israel (Hebrew for “the land of Israel”) via Birthright. A ten-day adventure through Israel, Birthright took me all throughout the country – through the bustling streets of Tel Aviv, the wooded hills of Safed, the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, and the religious halls of …

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The Struggle of Transportation

Sophie Sophie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life 1 Comment

When you walk around SC’s campus, you’ll notice three main modes of transportation for students: walking, biking, and longboarding. Each of them has their pros and cons, and I thought I’d share some tips and tricks about each.   Walking is, obviously, the easiest, safest option. It’s easy to dodge rogue bikers and longboarders. You don’t have to lock up …