Working on CSCI 104 Programming and enjoying the view from my house in Costa Rica!

Looking Back on My Summer

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This past summer got off to a great start.  About a week after school ended, I was right back in the classroom taking CSCI 170, a discrete math class, and CSCI 104, a programming class in C/C++ about data structures.  Taking summer classes was such a great decision! I was able to take these classes with very small class sizes, …

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Some of the view from the hiking trails at Runyon Canyon.

My Favorite LA Activities

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Growing up less than an hour outside of Downtown LA, I had the opportunity to experience a lot of what LA had to offer before I even came to USC.  Now that I live in the heart of LA, I’m even closer to everything I enjoyed before.  I also get to discover even more things to do! Before college, one …

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My Favorite Organization: USC Women’s Ice Hockey

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One of my favorite activities that I have become involved in is the USC Women’s Ice Hockey team.  The girls from the team became some of my closest friends here at USC as soon as I joined. Though I’ve been nearly obsessed with hockey for quite a few years now (Go Kings Go!), I’d never played hockey a day in …

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First football game!

My Advice to Freshmen: Just Keep Swimming

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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 …

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USC – The Right Fit for Me

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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 …

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Freshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!

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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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Being a Woman in Engineering

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With graduation rapidly approaching I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on my experience at USC, particularly as a woman in engineering. To be honest, I haven’t noticed a difference in my experience compared to my guy friends in engineering or USC in general. While my classes aren’t 50% girls, the ratio is high enough that I don’t even notice …

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USC – The Right Pick for Me

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Hey everyone! I hope you have had enjoyable weeks. I took a week off from blogging to take a trip to Mexico for spring break and had a great time! Now that I’m back in the groove of things, I cannot believe this school year is already coming to an end, and I will be a junior before I know it. …

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Throwback to me playing tennis in Palm Springs a year ago!

Get up, go outside and play!

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Hey there! I can’t believe we are so far into the semester – I have already taken my first midterm! With classes picking up and midterms starting, I have been looking for ways to get out of the library and get some exercise. And so I went to the tennis courts at USC to play a few games this past …

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Mama and Papa Lowe Take on USC

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Hey guys! I hope you enjoyed reading my blog last week about my major. It is finally Friday and a long President’s Day weekend! I look forward to heading to the movies with friends and relaxing on the beach in the next couple of days. Last weekend, my parents came to USC for Pi Beta Phi’s parent events. On Friday, …

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USC Fall Semester at a Glance

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Hey everyone! I cannot believe the fall semester of my sophomore year is already coming to an end. I hope you have enjoyed all of my blogs so far. Since this semester has been so fun-filled, I thought I would give you my top 10 memories. 

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Top 10 Countdown Fall 2013

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Hey guys, This semester has flown by!  It is hard to believe Thanksgiving is over and finals are right around the corner.  So many things have happened to make this semester truly memorable.  Below I have listed some of the highlights from my semester, Enjoy!

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Victory for Trojan Basketball

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Hey everyone! I hope you all had an amazing week! There is nothing like starting off your week after a big football win over Stanford on Saturday! Speaking of sports, I also attended the opening game for the Men’s Trojan Basketball Team last Tuesday against California State, Northridge. It was very exciting and surprisingly my first outing to a basketball …

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My Favorite Place in LA: Manhattan Beach

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Hey guys! Another week gone by just like that! The beautiful weather for the last few weeks has reminded me how lucky I am to be in LA! On the weekends I have been sneaking away from campus and heading to a beach city called Manhattan Beach. I love the environment near the pier and wanted to tell you a …

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Favorite Organization: USC Men’s Rugby

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Saturday’s a rugby day! While I love all of the organizations that I am involved in at USC (and wrote about Engineers Without Borders last year),  I have been involved with the USC Men’s Club Rugby team since I began college freshman year. Through rugby I have made some amazing friends and been able to really augment my overall experience …

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My Favorite Non-Academic USC Activity – Intramural Soccer

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In high school, my club soccer team took up a huge portion of my time outside of class. I have played soccer since I was in Kindergarten, and it was definitely something that I was not ready to give up. Coming into college, I was worried that there wouldn’t be any opportunities for me to play soccer in the same …

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Nothing Beats USC Football Season

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Hey everyone! I hope you have been enjoying your week so far! The weekend is finally here! It’s a bummer because this is the first weekend that we don’t have a home football game. I have had so much fun at all of the games so far and thought I’d tell you a little bit about why I love game …

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USC Hockey Game

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Until last week, I had never seen a hockey game, ever. Growing up in Austin, Texas, and attending Westlake High, traditionally a powerhouse 5A football team (Drew Brees played for Westlake and Friday Night Lights was filmed at our stadium), I had the mindset that football was life. When it wasn’t football season, we would watch baseball. But no other …

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USC Round Two

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Hey guys! Hope you had a great summer! I am so happy to be back in action at USC for another amazing semester. Classes have only been in session for two weeks and I have already started making irreplaceable memories. I thought I’d give you a little sneak peak at two of my favorite events that have happened so far, …

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