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Why USC: In and Around LA!

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Nothing beats going to school in the heart of Los Angeles!  Whether it’s traveling around downtown, to the beach, to the mountains or even exploring NorCal and neighboring cities like Las Vegas and all their activities and national parks, there’s never a dull moment at USC. I wanted to go to a school that allowed me to explore and not …

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New Space: One of the reasons why I chose USC

Why USC: To Boldly Go Where No Alex Had Gone Before

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“Space: The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.” As May 1st, 2012, college decision deadline quickly approached, I probably spent more time thinking about New Space (What is New Space? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NewSpace) than …

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Why USC Is the Perfect School for Me

Sarah Sarah, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I’m currently in denial over the fact that in a little less than two months the semester is going to be over, I’ll start interning at Texas Instrument, and I’ll be classified as a senior. I’m not ready for my time at USC to come to an end. As I look forward to my final year as an undergrad at …

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Santa Monica Day Trip

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Looking for something spontaneous to do on a Saturday?  Last weekend a group of friends and I headed just 20mins away to Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. While close by, it was nice to get away from campus and enjoy the sun, dip our feet in the waves, ride a few roller coasters, play some boardwalk games and …

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Exploring LA: The Two Friends Concert in Hollywood

Lauren Lauren P. Leave a Comment

Last night I got to go to a great concert, opened by a band that my roommate knows! Two guys from my roommate’s high school formed a dance music band in high school, and last night they got to open for some pretty big names in the dance music genre. This was a ton of fun, and it was awesome …

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Viterbi Ball 2015!

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Blogged while watching the Amazing Race! This Friday, the greatest event of the year occurred- Viterbi Ball!! Think of prom for engineers, it’s a night where we all get dressed up and go dancing and have fun! It’s a great break from studying and it’s really cool to see all my favorite engineers out together. Viterbi Ball is also the …

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I love getting to hang out with all my engineering friends outside of class!

Viterbi Ball: The Best Part of EWeek!

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Hey everyone! Happy E Week! For those of you who don’t know, it’s national engineering week, a week where people all around the country celebrate engineering.  E Week is a pretty big festivity here at Viterbi, with events happening all week such as a kick-off carnival, quiz bowl, and a talent show. As great as all these things are though, …

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Life in Pi Palace

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The Local Alpha Delta. Pi Palace. ADPi. Whatever people may call it, I am lucky to call it home for sophomore, junior, and senior year. Living in ADPi for the past two years has been such an amazing experience, so much so that I have decided to live there for all three years after having moved out of my freshman …

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Weekend Adventure: SD

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With a three day weekend, comes the opportunity to take a quick get away.  Over President’s Day weekend, a group of friends and I traveled off to San Diego to relax, bond and take in the beach life. My first time traveling around San Diego, it’s a great city to go to for a short trip.  Just a few hours …

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College is More than Just an Education

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College is a mix of experiences that you really won’t understand until you really get into the mix. You will head off to college ready to get into your studies, but you have to realize that college is so much more than just trips to the library and equations. When you finally step onto campus, you will realize that college …

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USC’s Hidden Talent

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Hi Guys, By this time you will begin to hear back from a number of great universities and will be deciding which is the best fit.  I had not realized the extent of USC’s sphere of influence, nor the accessibility to talent around the world.  Needless to say, arriving at USC, I was pleasantly surprised. To prevent myself from just listing …

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My Weekend Plans!

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Hey guys! It’s hard to believe that as I’m writing this I’m setting out in the Engineering Quad right next to the fountain in a dress. It’s 82 outside today, and the weather is absolutely amazing! It’s certainly doesn’t feel like a typically February day. I fully plan on taking advantage of this weather during our three day weekend this …

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My First Trip to Six Flags!

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had a great one because I got to Six Flags for the first time ever! Southern California is packed with different types of theme parks and amusement parks. Ever since I arrived on campus, visiting Six Flags Magic Mountain has been at the top of my college bucket list. …

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Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

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Hi guys, Conversation is perhaps the most incredible, yet confusing phenomenon of our existence.  We communicate with everything around us.  And yet there is no perfect language, no formal system that can clearly define the reality around us.  Just stop and think for a second.  When I speak, your brain hears a fluctuation in pressures and vibrations, translating that into …

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Freshman Year Housing!

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Hi guys, Freshman year is a wild and crazy time filled with new experiences in a new environment.  One of the best experiences is moving in and meeting all of the people in your dorm.  Freshman year I lived in Marks Hall where I grew close to all of the other students living there.  Marks Hall was only three stories …

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My Freshman Dorm: Birnkrant

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A lot of people would probably be surprised to hear that I loved living in a dorm my freshman year. It was definitely a huge part of what made my experience at USC so much fun. I had the opportunity to live in Birnkrant AKA Birnkrant Residential College AKA BK. Birnkrant is right next to the dining hall EVK and …

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Life in my Sorority

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Coming to a school where you don’t know anyone can be intimidating, but dorm life really helped me with that adjustment (which I’ll talk more about next week). After a semester in my dorm, I became hooked on the idea of sharing my living space with my friends, so I moved into my sorority! After 5 semesters living in my sorority, …

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The Nature of Competition

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Hi guys! Colleges and college students often raise the topic of competition as a natural selection method for determining the best and brightest in a class.  Coming from high school and playing sports, I have always bought into this idea of competition.  May the best man win has wormed its way into my mindset and perspective towards academics and life. …

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Back from Break!

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Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

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TOP 10 of Fall 2014

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Who knew that winter break is just around the corner which means a wrap up of my fall semester as a junior.  Looking back, time went by so quickly that I have so many memories to share.  Here’s a breakdown of my favorite ten: 10. #ViterbiLuau: we kicked off the semester with a great start at the viterbi luau.  It was awesome …

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