The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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For most of the country, the fall season is highlighted by the changing colors of the leaves, strolling through pumpkin patches to find the perfect jack-o-lantern, or drinking apple cider while watching the days slowly get shorter. But in Southern California, with the never-changing 70 degrees and sunny weather forecasts, fall is highlighted by college football, USC’s official religion (at …

Part of the Crew

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One of the most important decisions of my freshman year was joining the USC Men’s Crew team; I joined because I was interested in rowing, but I would have never guessed the amount of technique, discipline, and skill that it required. Originally, as most people do, I thought that rowing was mainly an upper body sport, but I quickly learned …

Weightlifting and Engineering

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If I had to give one piece of non-academic advice to any USC freshman, I would definitely recommend taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities at USC’s Lyon Center. The Lyon Center has the equipment or room for any activity you may want to do, including four full-size basketball courts, two weight rooms, a long-course swimming pool, and a rock-climbing wall. …

USC In a Word: Engaging

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One word that comes to mind when I try to describe USC and Viterbi is “engaging.” Throughout my college experience, USC has engaged me in all kinds of ways: Academically: Particularly in my upper division ISE courses, my professors have really drawn me into their subjects both in and out of the classroom. Many of my assignments are group projects, …

Marathon Team updates

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I’d like to revisit a club that I joined this year, that I previously blogged about – the USC Marathon Team. Membership opens every fall, and we train for the following months in preparation for the LA Marathon, which is usually in March of every year. You can read a bit about this club in my previous post last semester. …

Santa Barbara Shootout 2013

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Lacrosse is one of my favorite things and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to play for the last nine years. It’s a great balance for my engineering classes and the other organizations I’m involved with on campus. This past weekend was the annual lacrosse Santa Barbara Shootout! Teams from all across the country come to UCSB every year …

Class on the courts

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This semester, I had one extra unit to spare so I decided to take a tennis class with my two roommates. This could possible be the best decision I’ve made in my college career. Or at least one of them. Every Tuesday and Thursday, my roommates and I sleep in until about 9, eat breakfast, and then head to the …

2013 Club Lacrosse Season

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Hi everyone! Yesterday was the first lacrosse game of the season for the USC Women’s Lacrosse Club team! As team president I have been preparing for this moment since the beginning of the summer. This is my 9th year of playing lacrosse, and I’m so glad it is a part of my college experience and that this year I can …

Junior Year Spring

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I can’t believe I only have 3 semesters of undergrad left at USC! This semester I’m taking five civil engineering classes, and for the first time ever I don’t have Friday classes! I’m taking Geotechnical Engineering, Reinforced Concrete Design, Theory of Structures II, Building Science II, and the class I’m most excited for, Sustainable Design and Construction where I’ll be …

Homecoming Shenanigans!

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So this weekend is the homecoming game vs. Arizona State and in preparation for the weekend there have been all sorts of activities! On Monday night, there was a celebration in McCarthy Quad called “Anything Goes.” There were several teams from different student organizations, and each of them had to compete in various activities. I wasn’t actually there, but I …

Making time for fun classes- Yoga

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This semester, I had some extra units in my schedule and decided to add in something fun.  As much as I love my math, science, and engineering classes, it is a lot of left brain thinking and it would be very overwhelming to have a full schedule of just technical classes.  I chose to take yoga this semester because it …

My Favorite Student Involvement: USC Equestrian Team!

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Maybe you read before that I’m the President of the Society of Women Engineers this year, and I would have to say that is my favorite club, however, Natalie already wrote an awesome  Blog about it, so you can check that out if you’re interested in SWE. Instead I’ll talk about a club that I just joined last semester, but that I already …

Staying active in a busy college environment!

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I consider my state of mind as a stressed college student to be very dependent on my efforts to stay healthy through diet and exercise!  While there are times I slip in both of those fields due to scheduling and cravings (lack of sleep and chocolate, I’m looking at you!), I like to think that I’ve got a decent handle …

Classes, rugby, research, and everything in between

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As I write this post anxiously anticipating the upcoming Weeknder, I’m realizing how pumped I am for the upcoming semester. All of my classes and extracurriculars are shaping up to create a busy, challenging, and exciting experience for me over the upcoming months. Let’s go over a few of the items I’ve got on my plate for Fall ’12. Classes: …