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My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

Entering college, I was told time and time again my first year would fly by. I thought they were all exaggerating. Well, they weren’t. And the scary thing is that sophomore year flies by even faster. I still can’t believe that I am almost halfway done with my time as an undergrad at USC.  During that first year, days blurred into weeks and weeks blurred into ¼ of my college career completed. Over these past two years, I’ve learned a lot about myself, mostly through the things I got involved with freshman year.

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USC – The Right Fit for Me

Hey! It is about that time again when all the high school seniors need to decide which college to attend in the fall. It doesn’t feel too long ago that I was making the same decision. Like everyone else, I was torn between several competitive engineering schools. In the end, I picked USC for a few main reasons. I thought I would share some of those with you! Continue reading

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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.

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The Initiation to my Fraternity, Fall of my Freshman Year

Freshman Year Survival Guide

To all the incoming USC freshmen this guide may concern:

Welcome to the Trojan Family! You all have rightfully earned your spot here at USC and in one of the nation’s top engineering schools, the Viterbi School of Engineering. In high school, you all probably were great students and involved in extracurricular activities. I expect the same (and more) once you step foot on SC’s campus. However, going to college is a big transition, bound to be fraught with a few bumps in the road. To avoid the bumps and the potholes, and to become the best SC student you can be, here are a few tips to get you started. Continue reading

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USC Springfest 2014

Hey guys! I hope you all have had fun-filled weeks! I cannot believe there are only a couple more weeks left of this semester before summer. A fun event that the USC Concert Committee coordinates every spring is Springfest. They put together a day full of talented performers and attractions for students to enjoy. Springfest 2014 took place last Saturday, and I had a great time. I thought I would tell you a little more about why Springfest is so great.

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Me and Leigh, a candid shot on the polo grounds of Coachella

April, the Best Month at USC

At colleges across the nation, April marks the beginning of spring. Even as far north as Boston, students pull out the beach towels and Frisbees and hit the quad to soak up some sun as the temperature rises. At USC, the same phenomenon occurs. The thermostat begins to regularly peak past 75 degrees (remember, the 55 degree winters here in southern California are freezing), and productivity slowly declines as beach trips are planned. But everyone knows about the beaches in southern California. What makes the month of April truly special at the University of Southern California? Continue reading

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Spring Break Recap!

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Midterms are slowly beginning to slow down so I can finally tell you about my Spring Break.  I decided to break it up into two parts, half of which I would go car-camping, and the other traveling to Portland, Oregon.   In retrospect this made my break very busy and let me really make the most out of the free week!

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The Osso Bucco at Maccheroni Republic

Food in Los Angeles: A USC Student’s Guide to Off-Campus Eateries (Part 2)

Welcome back to my five part blog series Food in Los Angeles! Last time, in Part 1, I detailed my parents’ weekend dinner with my mother, when we ventured into Los Angeles’ Arts District to try Wurstkuche (a German sausage restaurant) and the Pie Hole (a dessert place). If you are interested in those restaurants, check out my previous blog, appropriately named Food in Los Angeles: A USC Student’s Guide to Off-Campus Eateries (Part 1). In Part 2 of Food in Los Angeles, we will be tasting the delicious Italian cuisine of Maccheroni Republic! Continue reading

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