Staying Centered in College

Naish Naish Leave a Comment

The entire concept of “staying centered” is somewhat cliché, but for good reason. Although the connotation of such a principle may be negative or lend itself towards trendiness, balance is key in every aspect of any college student’s life. Between academics, clubs, sports, social life, and everything in between, maintaining a healthy balance of all these facets of daily life …

We "grounded" the circuit to my ankle bone... get it? Because feet touch the... ground?

Medical Electronics Final Project: ECG

Jordan Biomedical, Jordan Leave a Comment

Hey guys! This week we finished our Medical Electronics (BME302) group project, creating an ECG using operational amplifiers, highpass and low pass circuits, and bioelectrodes attached directly to, you guessed it, me! Check out some of the pictures from our circuit and the output we got… my heartbeat! Disclaimer: do not hook any electrical circuits up to your body without …


The Nature of Competition

Markus Astronautical, Markus, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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. …


Study with a Boost

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Sometimes the nerves before a test just aren’t enough to keep me going so it’s nice to have a cup of coffee within an arm’s reach– and I don’t have to go far!  Some of the my favorite coffee spots to study are: 1. Starbucks: 3584 S. Figueroa St. Just outside of campus, Starbucks is the go to place for …

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Studying in my PJs at Pi Phi

Jacquie Jacquie Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed watching the football game this weekend as we beat Colorado. Woohoo! Now that the fun from homecoming week is coming to an end, it is time for me to get back in my schoolwork mindset. On that note, I thought I would use this week’s blog to tell you about one of my favorite …

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Tip 1: Study Groups

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

With midterm season in the air, I’m going to share one of the best tips I’ve received since freshman year: form a study group!  Whether it’s math, science, chemical/biomedical/electrical/civil/mechanical/industrial systems etc. –really any class for any engineering, I’d say wading through homework and projects is much better with a few friends by your side.  After all the saying goes “two heads …

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Comm443: Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P., Uncategorized Leave a Comment

My favorite class that I’m taking this semester is “Communicating Health Messages and Medical Issues.” In this class, we research and discuss the physician-patient relationship. We analyze case studies that consist of research papers, personal stories or accounts, and TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, ER, and Nurse Jackie. Our class is mainly discussion based, which is especially interesting because we …


USC 499: Persuasion and Optical Data Transmission

Markus Astronautical, Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey All, This semester is really starting to pick up and classes are definitely a-rolling.  I must say that I even in this short amount of time I have come to really enjoy two specific, and very different classes.  On my engineering side, I am so excited for my Senior design project in which we are looking at rapid free-space …


CHE 442 Reactors: The Crux of CHE

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Midday on Tuesdays and Thursdays you’ll find me both confused and satisfied at the same time.  It sounds contradicting, but that’s when you’ll find me in CHE 442: Chemical Reaction Engineering. One of the most challenging but rewarding classes for me since my first year as a chemical engineer has been Reactors.  The class focuses on problems involving the design and operation …


Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey all, Whether you are deciding where to take your talents next year or just perusing the college websites to learn more, understanding the freshman experience is a must.  Freshman year is a time of learning, adjustment, and excitement, but knowing how to maximize these aspects will put you well ahead of the game.


My Favorite Study Songs!

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So I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy listening to music sometimes when I study. I wish I could listen to music while I read… However, it makes it much more difficult to focus on what I’m reading :(. Nevertheless, I still enjoy listening to music while I am working on homework that involves more computation. I always …