Keeping It All Balanced

Bria Bria, Civil and Environmental, Service, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

So I am a few short hours away from #SpringBreak2017 and I have officially decided that this has been the most stress-free semester I’ve ever had. After much trial and error, I think I have figured out how exactly to structure your semester so that you have minimum stress and maximum fun. Keeping academics, extracurriculars, and your social life is difficult …

Viterbi Ball 2K17!

Shana Douglass Campus Events, Free Time, Shana, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Engineering week, or E-week for short, is one week out of the year where Viterbi students come together to celebrate everything Viterbi and engineering. The week is put on by KIUEL (Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life) in coordination with various Viterbi orgs. E-week start out off with the kick-off carnival (aka FREE FOOD), and has events throughout the week …

Retreat Weekend: 5 Things That Are Worth Driving 8 Hours For

Jose Hernandez Jose, Service, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Morning everyone, This past weekend I got to go back to my hometown for a few days. Even though I live relatively close to USC, I don’t tend to go home very often. The 6-8 hour round trip in traffic can definitely be a drag. However, I chose to make this drive because of something that’s really important to me. When I was a sophomore …

Black at SC: Part 1 Gearfest!

Shana Douglass Campus Events, Music, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Right before high school I moved from Virginia to California and mannnnnn was it a culture shock. Not only was I discovering authentic tacos and soaking up the San Diego sun, but I also was beginning to discover myself and my identity. In Virginia things are very much black and white. Having a black mother meant I was black and …

Calling All Food Truck Lovers… Get Yourself to Venice

Jose Hernandez Beach, Best of LA, Food, Jose Leave a Comment

Hey future Trojans, I hope you all are hungry, and ready to have some serious first-hand food knowledge imparted upon you. I’m talking about arguably the best food truck event in Southern California that is only a short metro ride, drive, or Uber from USC! So here’s the deal: Every First Friday of the month in Venice there’s a food …

Making the Most of Your Units

Maria Maria, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

I’m sure if you’re considering engineering you’ve started to hear about heavy course-loads, technical classes, and of course, no free time. At least, that’s what I was expecting. I came into engineering ready to take my major classes and grind. I heard my friends talking about how they wanted to take dance or piano and thought, “oh yeah, what’s your …

Skiing with Civil Engineers 101

nayely-2017 Civil and Environmental, Hikes, Nayely Leave a Comment

Hello friends! I want to share with you all my experience with skiing for the first time ever! It was such a fun time (especially when I fell because the snow was so soft!) learning how to ski and how to “pizza” instead of “french fry.” So, California, but particularly Southern California, has been receiving a ton of rain lately. …

Hidden Figures

Shana Douglass Aerospace and Mechanical, Campus Events, Shana, Social & Diversity, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

It’s no secret that minorities are underrepresented in STEM fields, and as a black female it’s not often that I look around a classroom and see anyone else who looks like me. I was shocked and left in awe this past semester when I stumbled across this movie trailer on Facebook. If you didn’t catch the trailer, Hidden Figures tells …