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Concert in a Hanger!

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

One of the best parts of living in LA are all the concerts–a lot of which are free! This past week I got to go to Vevo’s Certified SuperFanFest 2014 in Santa Monica. My best friend and I got to have an evening out to see Demi Lovato and Iggy Azalea live at a really cool venue.  We headed toward Santa Monica …

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The Good Eats in LA

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As a self-proclaimed foodie, one of my absolute favorite things about LA is the food. There are a ridiculous (read: wonderful) number of restaurants in this city and every type of food you could imagine. Including some you can’t (Korean BBQ tacos? What will they come up with next?). With that here’s a roundup of my favorite restaurants and/or food …

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Quit and Quit Often

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey Guys, Over my four years, I have found that there is a natural gravitation towards people who are passionate about their field of study and genuine in their endeavors.  Genuine has become more and more of a topic for me this past semester.  It is interesting to think that there are more genuinely bad people than good.  There is …

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My advice to Freshmen

Josue Josue, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As my first year at USC comes to a close, I am constantly in a state on nostalgia. I miss those first few weeks when i first came on to campus. I remember being overwhelmed by all the opportunities and all the people that already knew what they wanted to do. Being a first generation college student I didn’t know …

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CHE 330 Thermodynamics: Controlling Heat

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When I first met older chemical engineers, I can remember them always mentioning “Thermo” like it was a myth or a legend; “Oh you’re a freshmen, that means you haven’t taken thermo yet.” The way I see it now is somewhat like a right of passage as a Chemical Engineer. It’s a challenging engineering class that is an extension of …

FrankieCHE 330 Thermodynamics: Controlling Heat
Up in the top right you can see the active power source, and on the left is the digital multimeter (DMM). Using these two devices we were able to verify Ohm's and Kirchoff's circuit laws.

MECHanical + OPtical + elecTRONIC = MECHOPTRONICS

Ian Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

It has been called one of the most nerve-wrecking courses at USC. Mostly by other AME students, but hey, what’s to be expected when your midterms are upgraded to “terror-quizzes”? Hype aside, Mechoptronics is very quickly becoming one of my favorite classes I’ve taken thus far at USC. As a 300 level AME course, Mechop delves into the heartier subjects …

IanMECHanical + OPtical + elecTRONIC = MECHOPTRONICS
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The Fun in Non-engineering Extracurriculars

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

ASBME, SWE, Engineers Without Borders, SC Racing. These are all great organizations for engineers. And yet, I’m not currently involved in any of these. It isn’t because I don’t like being an engineer or because I don’t think that they’re worthwhile organizations. They absolutely are. But part of the fun in extracurricular activities is that they can be absolutely random and …

EmilyThe Fun in Non-engineering Extracurriculars
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A “Grand” Weekend!

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hey Y’all! First off, that game with Stanford this weekend! All I have to say about that is “Timber” and “Fight On”. I’m so proud of our team and how well they have been doing these past two games! Hopefully this momentum they’re building will carry them through the rest of the season. This weekend I got to mark something …

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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 …

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Oh The Places You’ll Go…

Emily Emily, The Best of LA Leave a Comment

One of the wonderful things about USC is that there are so many things on or just off campus that almost everything you need is conveniently located. Because of this, however, sometimes you have to make an effort to go out and explore LA. LA is such a large, diverse city that sometimes the thought of exploration can be daunting. …

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My Summer, an LA Story

Ian Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Summer Experiences, The Best of LA, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Geez, at the end of the summer why does it always feel like August came right after May? However fast the summer flew by, the experiences I had were, to me, nothing short of spectacular. Here are a couple of my highlights: This year was my first year at USC Racing’s competition in Lincoln, NE. We had a 27-hour car …

IanMy Summer, an LA Story
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Getting Back Into the Swing of Things

Markus Markus, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hey Everyone! This summer has flown by so quickly, but did not disappoint in the memories or the adventures!  Right when the semester ended, I had the opportunity to travel with the iPodia Program to Israel where we experienced its rich and ancient history firsthand.  Out of all the places I visited, I would have to say that Acre/Old Akko …

MarkusGetting Back Into the Swing of Things
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My Summer in Rome with the Viterbi Overseas Program

Sarah Sarah Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful summer break. It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over. I’m currently back at school preparing for sorority recruitment, and I’m so excited for classes to start next week! I’m really looking forward to this semester. I’m thrilled to be a Freshman Academy Coach this year! Most importantly, I cannot …

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My Summer Adventures

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Hi guys! I hope you have all enjoyed your summers! My summer has been one for the books. There were so many great experiences from my trip to the Caribbean to my internship with CenturyLink Technology Solutions. I thought I would tell you a little bit about some of these adventures.

jacquieMy Summer Adventures
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My Summer in LA

Molly Molly, Summer Experiences, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

I can’t believe summer is already coming to an end! It went by way too quickly, like it always does. I spent all of my summer in Los Angeles, and I had some pretty amazing experiences. 1. I decided to take Writing 340 for Engineers over the summer.  Writing 340 is a required class for all upperclassmen at USC, and …

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Too Cool for School

Ian Ian, Summer Experiences, The Best of LA, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

USC is a wonderful place to be any time of the year. It’s colorful, naturally radiant, and a blessing to have. It is also plopped right in the middle of the wondrous city of Los Angeles. And when you have had a long week of classes on campus, sometimes the best feeling is getting away.  Here’s a short traveler’s guide …

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Highlights of my Junior Year at USC

Lauren Lauren P., Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

This semester has absolutely flown by, and I cannot believe that I am almost a senior!! It has been a crazy busy semester, but I feel like I have learned more in this year than in any other of my life. I could go on and on about every big thing that has happened, but I’ll limit this blog to …

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My Semester at a Glance

jacquie Jacquie, Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

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 …

jacquieMy Semester at a Glance