Gingerbread Houses and Marshmallow Snowmen

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This Wednesday my roommates and I decided to have a mini Christmas party! We bought 2 gingerbread house kits, some peppermint hot cocoa, and sparkling apple cider. After dressing up in green and red and putting Love Actually into the DVD player, our party began! At first we had some trouble getting the houses to stay together, but after actually …

Finals. That’s final.

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Finals finals finals… What to write about? It’s cold, it’s raining, I am tierd, and I am looking forward to break! So then, what does the final schedule of a college student here at USC look like? Well for me, it has been a fairly lucky semester for me with regards to scheduling of my exams…that is, they are fairly …

Favorites

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It’s finals week! I can’t believe this semester is over – it seems to have gone by so fast! My first final isn’t until this Thursday so, naturally, I’m using my study days to sleep in, enjoy Christmas parties, maybe catch up on some homework, and relax with friends before we all go home for the holidays — some to …

Finals Week!!!

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So today is the last day of Stop Days before finals begin tomorrow. I have some definite mixed emotions on finals – some good because that means this semester of hell will be over with (5 engineering-related classes = no fun :() and some definite stress from the fact I’ll need to do well on my finals in order to …

Study, Study, Study!

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This weekend has been full of long, extended study sessions. Materials science, physics, a paper for my GE, and some computer programming — there has been a lot to do! So, naturally, I decided to take a break and compose a list of my favorite ways to study: 1. With friends — study groups can be super helpful for classes …

Mid-Semester Vacation

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So instead of staying in LA for Halloween and going to class on Friday/Monday, I headed out to Providence, RI to visit my girlfriend, Shannon, who goes to school at  Brown University there. The travel time was about 10 hours total, which isn’t too bad considering I went from coast to coast. I managed to watch “The Proposal” and “Up” …

Second Wind

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I ran cross country in high school, so you’ll have to bear with the distance running analogies that necessarily creep in from time to time. I started this semester really pumped about work and on top of everything. Naturally, as the work load increased I began to feel overwhelmed by all I had to do and by the end of …

Oh, the College Life

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My inspiration to write this blog is what’s on my mind. I don’t have any specific topics to write about today (as I haven’t done much in the past week), but at least I’m finally out of midterm season. I have this whole week to catch up on school work. Anyway, without further distractions, I ramble onward below… * Food: …

Too Much of Nothing

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So I ended up doing a large amount of sitting around and not really accomplishing much this weekend. It was actually pretty nice, albeit somewhat disappointing – I bought Seasons 1-5 of Entourage of DVD and didn’t get them until Monday sadly. Oh well, I can watch next weekend! 🙂 On Thursday I (of course) attended EA Sports Game Night …

Sports Outside of USC

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USC Football, USC baseball, USC basketball, all of our fellow Trojan teams do quite well for themselves as individuals as well as representing our university.  Of course it’s fun to go and watch a few of these games, eat a few burgers and even a few slices of pizza, but what playing sports to loose calories rather than watching sports …

What a week

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This week has been overwhelming. For some reason I’ve had something pretty significant due in each of my 5 classes, even the classes that rarely give out large assignments. I’ve been buried up to my neck in lab write-ups, papers, and problem sets. And then there was today’s physics midterm. I think I did pretty well, but we’ll have to …

The Weekender

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Considering that the majority of all I’ve done in the past week is schoolwork and go to the Weekender, this post will be dedicated to the Weekender for the reader’s pleasure. Some friends and I left early Friday morning to make the trip up to NorCal for this past weekend’s USC v. Cal game in Berkeley. Since I live up …

Oooo the Glorious Midterm Season!!!

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Abraham Lincoln once said that people are about as happy as they choose to be. In the midst of midterms, where students are all busy (and stressed) to perform to the best of their ability, things sometimes get out of perspective, and we loose sight of the bigger picture of things. To me, the remedy to “Midterm Blues” is to …

Bronze

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Phew. It’s been a long week. And the next one will be just as long as this one. I managed to get the assignments I needed to done – but there’s still more to do that are due next week. I just had my first midterm yesterday but I think it went well! 🙂 I can’t let my guard down …

It’s Britney…

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Well it’s been another great but crazy week. I had my first midterm bright and early Thursday morning at 8 a.m. so I had my whole Wednesday open to study…little did i know what would happen. Being the good student that I am, I had of course waited until the day before to begin studying. I had left from 2 …