Pumpkin Patches Los Angeles

What to do for Halloween in LA

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Happy Halloween! As a Seattle native, fall in Los Angeles often doesn’t seem like fall, more like perpetual summer with a slightly lower sun. It eventually gets cold in Los Angeles (translation: lower 60s), but October still tends to be in the 80s. You won’t catch me complaining, but occasionally, I do miss the typical fall weather of home: red, orange, …

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Disneyland Halloween

The Happiest Study Break on Earth

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

As midterms wind down, I keep thinking of what I am going to do for myself to take a little relaxing break before finals begin. My favorite post midterms study break is going to Disneyland! Its always important to take time for yourself in school, because you can easily get caught up in needing to always study, so taking a …

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The View from Angeles Crest

Off-Campus Adventure: Angeles Crest

Molly Molly, The Best of LA, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

As I talked about last week, I have great hideaway spots on campus where I can get work done without sacrificing the great views of campus. But sometimes, I love to get off campus and go explore what’s around USC, since I’m not from the area. My sophomore year, I was able to get a car, and since then, I’ve …

MollyOff-Campus Adventure: Angeles Crest


Frankie Frankie, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Throughout your life, whether it be a regular day job at a gym, applying to college or looking for a professional job, you will have to go through various interviews. While some people find that interviewing is one of their strengths, many people see it as a nervous experience that they rather avoid, but today ladies and gentlemen, I’m going …

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LA Halloween Hayride!

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I love October and Halloween and I’ve been to Knott’s Scary Farm and Universal Horror nights for years, but this year I had the opportunity to switch it up and visit the LA Halloween Hayride in Griffith park with my sorority this year! The Halloween Hayride is set up in the hills near Griffith Observatory, and you get to ride …

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Concert in a Hanger!

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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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Cool Haus

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.


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

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 …

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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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Football Season!

A Preview of My Fall Semester!

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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…

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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 …

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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
Patrick and I enjoying our time in Venice

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