My Semester at a Glance

Hi everyone! I cannot believe that the last week of classes for this semester are over. Final exams are all that stand between the summer and me. I cannot wait to spend some time with my family and finalize my summer internship plans in the next couple of weeks. I’ll tell you about some of my favorite memories from this semester and what summer has in store for me. Continue reading


Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.

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USC Springfest 2014

Hey guys! I hope you all have had fun-filled weeks! I cannot believe there are only a couple more weeks left of this semester before summer. A fun event that the USC Concert Committee coordinates every spring is Springfest. They put together a day full of talented performers and attractions for students to enjoy. Springfest 2014 took place last Saturday, and I had a great time. I thought I would tell you a little more about why Springfest is so great.

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Spring Break Recap!

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Midterms are slowly beginning to slow down so I can finally tell you about my Spring Break.  I decided to break it up into two parts, half of which I would go car-camping, and the other traveling to Portland, Oregon.   In retrospect this made my break very busy and let me really make the most out of the free week!

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Lovely shot of Bovard Auditorium

Why USC You Ask

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I still remember being a senior in high school trying to juggle sports, school work, and college applications.  It is a time of stress, but anxiety to learn where you will be taking your talents next year.  There are so many stories of the perfect college fit, the ideal major, or myths about how to get into colleges.  While some of these methods may have yielded results for some, it by no means is a fool proof or even advantageous strategy.  At an institution like USC, if there was a set standard, set person, set essay, or test score to get in, the student body would be filled with the same type of people and frankly quite boring.  And this is simply not the case.

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Seeing Imagine Dragons at the Wiltern!

Hey guys!  Hope you are having a great week!

One of my favorite parts of living in Los Angeles is having access to so many fun restaurants, great shopping, and concert venues! This month I was able to go see Imagine Dragons, one of my favorite bands at The Wiltern!

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Highlight of My Week – Macklemore Concert

Hey everyone! I hope you have had another productive and fun-filled week! The very entertaining Grammy Awards just passed last weekend and I was lucky enough to see Macklemore live in concert just three days prior to the big event. This is one of the main reasons I love LA – great music and great venues!

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One More Time: Senior Spring Semester

Here we go. In some strange turn of events, I find myself with just one semester remaining in my life as an undergraduate at USC. Leading up to this last semester was the coldest winter break of my life. No need to describe the weather; this Instagram video should suffice:

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At deception island!

From Antarctica to Organic Chemistry: Back to Spring Semester

I’m so excited to be back at USC for the spring! It’s definitely nice to be back to the lovely warm Southern California weather, especially after a very cold winter break spent doing research in Antarctica.

I had the opportunity to travel to Antarctica for two weeks over winter break with a program called Students on Ice, which is based out of Canada along with 71 other high school and university students from around the United States and Canada. For the two weeks, we studied oceanography, tourism in Antarctica, and climate change, along with doing various landings on the Antarctic Peninsula and other islands like Elephant Island and Half Moon Island. It was certainly a once in a life time experience that taught me so much about a part of the world few people get to see.

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