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Annual Trojan Family Weekend

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

This past weekend, campus was filled with not only students as usual but siblings, grandparents, cousins, close friends–essentially all relatives of the Trojan Family.  One of my favorite parts of USC is the family spirit.  Miles away from where I grew up, USC is the home away from home that makes me feel welcomed and among family at all times. …

HannahAnnual Trojan Family Weekend
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My Favorite Study Break: Watching Trojan Football

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! It’s midterm season, and with that, the stress levels around USC can get fairly high. It’s important during this time of the semester to remember to take breaks from the pile of books and just relax. That’s probably the best advice I could give you for when this time of year rolls around. With that being said, I …

SarahMy Favorite Study Break: Watching Trojan Football
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So Far So Busy: Student Orgs, Classes, and Football

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

What a weekend! I know you’ve all probably heard a lot about the Weekender by now since it was nearly a week ago, but I have to mention it.  It was such a great game! Clearly, emotions were running high and Stanford certainly didn’t make it easy on us, but we won and that’s all a Trojan fan can ask …

EllenSo Far So Busy: Student Orgs, Classes, and Football
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Football, Food, Friends

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

One of the best parts of the weekender, is going up to NorCal and still running into hundreds of other Trojans.  Each year, USC plays an away game against either Stanford or Berkeley and hundreds of fans make the trip up to show our support.  This year we headed to Stanford and came back winners for the second year in …

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My Weekender in San Francisco!

Samantha Samantha, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

This weekend, I got to make the trip up to San Francisco for the “Weekender”.  The “Weekender” is when USC students all make the trip up to Northern California for the football game, either against Cal or Stanford.  It’s an incredible experience because USC basically takes over the entire city for the weekend – you can’t go anywhere without running …

SamanthaMy Weekender in San Francisco!
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Bring It On Fall Semester

Emily Emily, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Oh, fall semester. The semester of football, football, and football. Oh, and football. All right, so there’s a lot more to the start of the school year than just football, but given the history and culture of USC football, it’s worth mentioning (at least once). This fall is the start of my sophomore year and it’s going to be busy …

EmilyBring It On Fall Semester
At the Stanford stadium right after we scored a 53-yard field goal putting us ahead.

Fall Classes and THE WEEKENDER

Ally Ally, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

This semester I am taking five classes: Computer Science, Probability, Enterprise Systems, Physics, and Art History. I was a little nervous about taking four technical classes but so far it seems manageable! My favorite class so far is ITP-320 or Enterprise Information Systems. It’s an intro class to SAP taught by Professor Kale and I like it because it teaches really …

AllyFall Classes and THE WEEKENDER
Traveler, our mascot, celebrating one of our 7 touchdowns against Fresno State!

Back to School Already! – My Fall Semester

Ellen CompSci, Electrical, Ellen, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey there! It’s so hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that I finished up summer school.  I spent almost all that time moving into my new apartment and getting ready for a busy year.  Here’s a little preview of what my fall semester is going to look like. As far as classes go, I’m taking MATH …

EllenBack to School Already! – My Fall Semester
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The Start of Junior Year

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you have had a great start to the week. I am officially out of summer mode and back into the swing of things here at USC. I am jumping right back into the organizations I was previously involved in and starting out in my new classes. Here is a little overview of what this coming semester …

JacquieThe Start of Junior Year
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My Senior Fall Semester!

Makana Chemical Engineering, Makana, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

So, apparently it’s my senior year… What?! Where did the time go? I don’t think I’m ready to admit that I’m graduating soon. Thankfully, I have a pretty solid bucket list for my last couple semesters here, so I hope to finish this year. This semester is going to be pretty exciting. I have quite a busy senior year schedule …

MakanaMy Senior Fall Semester!
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A Preview of My Fall Semester!

Sarah Chemical Engineering, Sarah, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Hope you all have had a good start back to school so far. It’s really hard for me to come to terms with the fact that I’m starting the second half of my time as an undergraduate here at USC! I’ve come a long way since Freshman year, and I can’t wait to see how I continue to …

SarahA Preview of My Fall Semester!
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Junior Year Fall Semester Preview

Molly Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun! Junior year means the start of some smaller, …

MollyJunior Year Fall Semester Preview
First football game of the year: Beat the Bulldogs!

My Semester: Fall 2014

Juliana Juliana Leave a Comment

Hey guys! I hope you’re all excited to be heading back to school, even if you haven’t started yet. My first week of classes is officially over, and I’m already super excited for this semester. I’m going to tell you a little about what I’ve been doing since I got back to USC, what my classes are like this fall, …

JulianaMy Semester: Fall 2014
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This Semester at a Glance

Ian Ian, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

What? We’re already through the first week? Man time flies when you’re having fun! This semester’s classes are looking so fun. I’m taking Computer-Aided Analyses for Aero-Mechanical Design (or just AME 308), Dynamics of Fluids, Thermodynamics, the infamous Mechop, and I’m getting into my Entrepreneurship minor with the Management of New Enterprises, and I snuck in the design team tech …

IanThis Semester at a Glance
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My Favorite LA Activities

Ellen Ellen, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Growing up less than an hour outside of Downtown LA, I had the opportunity to experience a lot of what LA had to offer before I even came to USC.  Now that I live in the heart of LA, I’m even closer to everything I enjoyed before.  I also get to discover even more things to do! Before college, one …

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My Top 10 Experiences of Freshmen Year (in no particular order)

Ally Ally, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

SC Outfitters: I’ve always been an outdoorsy person and as a way to ensure that I would still be able to hike I joined SC Outfitters. The club puts on many trips throughout the year guided by other USC undergrads so it’s a great way to get outside and meet more people. This year I went on a couple trips, …

AllyMy Top 10 Experiences of Freshmen Year (in no particular order)
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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

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Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred …

SarahMy Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming
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What It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering

Sarah Sarah, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

I still get looks of surprise when people ask me what I’m studying and my response is that I’m a chemical engineer. These shocked expressions are typically followed by a series of questions such as the following: No, what are you really studying? Really? What’s it like to be a girl in a field so strongly dominated by males? But …

SarahWhat It’s Like as a Girl in Engineering
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Why I Love Attending USC

Sarah Sarah, Why USC, Why USC 2014 Leave a Comment

It’s so hard to believe that I am already almost halfway done with my time at USC as an undergraduate student. The time really does seem to fly by. Looking back over my past two years at this wonderful university, I realized I honestly could not imagine myself anywhere else. Unlike some people at USC, I was not born and …

SarahWhy I Love Attending USC