Back from Break!

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi Guys, I hope you all had a wonderful winter holiday.  I think I can speak for most of us that it was a much needed and rejuvenating time!  Not only was I able to spend time with my family and cousins over the holiday, but I got the opportunity to catch up with old friends.  It is quite interesting …

MarkusBack from Break!

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.

MarkusFreshman 15: 15 Things to Consider as a Freshman!
Me and Leigh, a candid shot on the polo grounds of Coachella

April, the Best Month at USC

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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 …

AlexApril, the Best Month at USC

Spring Break Recap!

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Hey All, 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 …

MarkusSpring Break Recap!
Lovely shot of Bovard Auditorium

Why USC You Ask

Markus Markus, Uncategorized, Why USC, Why USC 2014 Leave a Comment

Hey all! I still remember being a senior in high school trying to juggle sports, school work, and college applications.  It is a time of stress, but anxiety to learn where you will be taking your talents next year.  There are so many stories of the perfect college fit, the ideal major, or myths about how to get into colleges. …

MarkusWhy USC You Ask

DineLA – Restaurant Week!

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Hey Guys! Los Angeles is a city filled with personality ranging from its vast food culture, to its national landmarks and natural landscapes.  When I arrived to USC I had no idea how I would tackle all of the perks LA had to offer.  LA must have heard my request when it hosts the DineLA Restaurant Week event!  Restaurant Week …

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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!

MarkusTop 10 Countdown Fall 2013
Marisa and I

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 …

JacquieMy Favorite Place in LA: Manhattan Beach

The Best of LA!

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Hey Guys! As an engineer, I have come to really value my weekends and the free days where I can explore Los Angeles and go to my favorite food, beach, and hang out spots! Coming from Northern California, we do not have the same luxury of nice beaches and perfect weather so on my free days I make the most …

MarkusThe Best of LA!
Studying for my ISE 220 midterm!

My Favorite Study Spots: CBTL and Cups on Figueroa

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It’s probably pretty safe to say that about 80 percent of the time I study in my apartment. This is partly because I do a majority of my studying in the evenings and I like to be able to lounge around in comfy clothes and have constant access to snack food. I also like to wear my noise-canceling headphones and …

JulianaMy Favorite Study Spots: CBTL and Cups on Figueroa
TKE Invite!

A Week in the Life of a Chemical Engineer

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Hey y’all! We’re about halfway through the semester now and classes are in full swing. I figured I’d do a quick recap of my week to give you all an idea of what a week in the life of a chemical engineer is like starting last Friday!

SarahA Week in the Life of a Chemical Engineer
Hanging out with my high school friend Jacob! He came to visit me last fall and we went to the USC vs. UO football game.

Cures for Homesickness

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Well, it’s that time of year again. Despite this crazy 80-90 degree weather we’ve been having, the first LA mist of the school year struck yesterday. I call it mist because there’s no way you can consider it rain – just a little bit of moisture in the air early in the morning on the way to my first class …

JulianaCures for Homesickness

A Summer in Sweden

Hannah Summer Experiences Leave a Comment

Hej från Sverige!  Despite summer having been only a couple of weeks, I’ve already fallen in love with Sweden.  Interning at a powder metals company in the southern part of Sweden, only a short commute to Denmark, I have been trying to do as much sightseeing as I can. 

HannahA Summer in Sweden
The gorgeous building I work in - right on the South Waterfront in Portland.

My Summer Internship: Modeling Cell Movement

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While the move from rainy Portland, Oregon to sunny Los Angeles, California for school was startling, the move back for the summer has probably been even more of an adjustment. It’s been pretty dreary weather since I got back to the City of Roses (or City of Bridges if you prefer) and I’m definitely missing my LA sunshine! On the …

JulianaMy Summer Internship: Modeling Cell Movement

Work Hard Play Hard: From Midterms to Malibu

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One of the reasons I left the Midwest for the sunny West Coast was to experience some serious adventures and have the opportunity to explore!!  Here at USC, we are spoiled with easy access to the ocean, mountains, and even deserts.  No matter how tough or stressful a week is, I simply think about my next weekend escapade and it …

ericaWork Hard Play Hard: From Midterms to Malibu
Have you ever seen a classier picture on a mountain? So many people complimented Ryan on his Buzz costume. Mostly the lift operators and tiny children.

When Every Day Is a Beach Day, Sometimes You’ve Gotta Ski

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People say that there are infinite things to do in LA. It’s basically true. And if you ever want a break from all the cool opportunities in the city, you can drive 1-6 hours to get to your favorite ski resort for the famous “ski in the morning, beach at night” experience. There are a couple places to ski here. …

steveWhen Every Day Is a Beach Day, Sometimes You’ve Gotta Ski
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Spring Semester At a Glance!

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Hey everyone! Spring semester of junior year has officially begun….that means I’m going to be a senior pretty soon! Can’t believe it! Time flies so fast! I have a ton of awesome stuff happening this semester… First of all, classes are already well underway! I’m taking: EE 326: Essentials of Electrical Engineering- Time to go back and review my Physics …

katherineSpring Semester At a Glance!
trojan umbrella

A Rainy Day in L.A.?!

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Something weird happened today… water started falling from the sky! Maybe the ancient Mayans were onto something with the about the end of the world coming up. But actually, it was just a rainy day in L.A.  For Southern California natives like myself, I know to expect it every so often.  One fellow Trojan from Nor Cal, however, told me …

robA Rainy Day in L.A.?!

My first long Sunday run with the USC Marathon Team

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This year I had some personal goals set for the year, to diversify my experiences with things I’ve never done before.  One of them is to train with the USC Marathon Team and to run the LA Marathon in the spring.  I’ve found I enjoy running a lot, and like how there is gratifying instant proof that you’re enhancing your …

cassandraMy first long Sunday run with the USC Marathon Team