Why USC Was the One for Me

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

I remember two years ago when I had to make the most difficult decision of my life: where to commit for college. Not only was I looking at various scholarships and different financial aid packages, but I was also looking at different cities, different engineering programs, and ultimately different paths for my life. My parents and friends all had their …

Grainy freshman year photo.

USC for ME

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Sunshine? Free Food? Concerts? Shopping? USC has it all. What I wanted from college was not only a unique education (as expected) but also a college experience.  I wanted to look back on four years to a place and not only remember everything I’ve learned but also what I did on the weekends, with my friends and after class. Here …


USC Traditions: Concerts on Campus

Michelle Campus Events, Michelle, Music, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Everyone knows about the great concerts at the Staples Center, which is conveniently a short metro ride away from USC. But, what’s even better than that? Concerts on campus! Every year, USC has annual events that involve live concerts on McCarthy Quad, and they’re always so much fun! They’re also completely free (and you thought it couldn’t get any better). …

Gameday Profile Cover

Gamedays: More Than Just Football

Sophie Campus Events, Sophie, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Like many USC students, football gamedays are a highlight of my fall semester. On Saturdays when there is a football game, the whole campus will come alive. I’m not the most avid football fan myself; usually I have to ask how were ranked that day or if there’s any news about the players and whatnot. But as much as gamedays …

USC Sailing Class

USC Bucket List Class: Sailing

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Being a second semester senior means getting first choice of what classes I’m getting to take.  And this semester I’ve chosen to take Nautical Science 101, more commonly known as Sailing! It’s a great addition to my engineering schedule which includes Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Air Pollutants, and Wastewater Treatment Design. During this course, we have lectures on safety, terminology, and how to sail …

I designed my mission by referencing the successful ESA Rosetta Mission.

Space Mission Design: To Infinity and Beyond!

Alex-2016 Alex, Astronautical, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

This semester, I am taking my final undergraduate class: ASTE 421, Space Mission Design. So far, ASTE 421 has been an amazing experience and a fitting end to four years at USC. Space Mission Design is the capstone senior design course for the Astronautical Engineering degree. On day one, I was handed a Request for Proposal (RFP) and told to …


The Best Milkshake You’ll Ever Have – Trust Me I’ve Had a Lot

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By deciding on going to the prestigious University of Southern California, you have also gained access to one of the greatest places in the world, Ground Zero. Ground Zero is a hybrid place that provides an area to study, listen to live performances and of course, get an assortment of unique drinks. During exam week, they will turn the place …

Head to the roof of Stauffer Hall to see the RF antenna!

Surveying the Skies for Both Stars and Satellites

Alex-2016 Alex, Astronautical, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Late one night, venture down to Stauffer Hall, a tall building dedicated to research just south of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Climb the steps to the southern-most door, and, if it is unlocked, step inside and take the elevator to the 7th floor. There, you will find a research office with elaborate computer set-ups and hardware used to track …

Art from the LA Art Convention

Second Semester Senior

Ian-2016 Aerospace and Mechanical, Ian, Involvement, Service, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

  I’m writing this to you on a lovely Southern California day! And by lovely I mean we’ve been hit by El Nino and it is lovely to be inside cozying up to my computer and some hot tea. It’s hard to believe January has blown by so quickly, it’s going to be President’s Day in the blink of an …