concert

How California Stole My Heart

Daisy Daisy Leave a Comment

What’s life like for a Texan in California? Well, it’s amazing to say the least. I love Texas, but California, Los Angeles in particular, has stolen my heart. Everything about Los Angeles reminds me of why I decided to go to USC. You cannot beat the atmosphere of one of the largest cities in the nation. It is the perfect …

DaisyHow California Stole My Heart
alex

How I Stay Connected with High School Passions

Alex Alex B. 1 Comment

Making the transition from high school to college is no easy task.  While it is great to have the freedom to take a trip to Hollywood for a walk down Rodeo Drive or catch some sun on McCarthy quad, managing your time and your commitments can be pretty tough for some people.  Of course there will always be the workload …

AlexHow I Stay Connected with High School Passions
sophie

THUMS Island Field Trip with SPE

Sophie Sophie Leave a Comment

In February I was able to go on a field trip with the Society of Petroleum Engineers to THUMS Islands in Long Beach. The THUMS Islands are four islands off the shore of Long Beach that produce oil and gas from the Wilmington Field, one of the largest oil fields in the US. The islands are unique because they are in such an …

SophieTHUMS Island Field Trip with SPE
IMG_1479

Getting Your Nature On When You Live in LA

Bria Bria Leave a Comment

USC is located in the heart of one of the liveliest and most dynamic cities in the world. Los Angeles is known for its weather, traffic, and celebrity culture; most people don’t see this big city as a place where you can adventure into the great outdoors. Most people also don’t know that USC is less than hour away from some of the …

BriaGetting Your Nature On When You Live in LA
California USC Football

Fear of Missing Out

Madelina Madelina Leave a Comment

There is a very real, and very concerning medical condition to which I am convinced there might be no cure, and it is an affliction extremely prevalent in USC students. Formerly known as FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out, this condition causes one to see all the possibilities and become paralyzed with the desire to do all of them. Walking through …

MadelinaFear of Missing Out
Stamps Scholar National Convention

My Weekend at the Stamps Scholars National Convention (SSNC15)

Juliana Juliana, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey guys, I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I had a great one! This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the third biennial Stamps Scholars National Convention (#SSNC15), an opportunity for Stamps Scholars across the nation to come together, and, among other goals, foster connection, community, and collaboration toward overcoming the great challenges of today and tomorrow. We …

JulianaMy Weekend at the Stamps Scholars National Convention (SSNC15)
Easter brunch with some great friends

My Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old

Juliana Juliana, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I had the most fun weekend! One of my best friends from high school, Jenna, came to visit me at USC! This was her first time visiting me here and we had a blast. While she was here, we went out downtown to celebrate my roommate’s birthday, we visited Santa Monica and …

JulianaMy Advice to Freshmen: Make New Friends, But Keep the Old
Cream at USC

Favorite Post Midterm De-stressors

Emily Emily, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

The best thing about midterms is the relief when they’re over, particularly when you have really busy weeks. I just finished three midterms this week and even though I was confident in my knowledge of the material, tests tend be stressful for everyone. Sometimes it can be difficult to wind down after all your tests are done. Here are my …

EmilyFavorite Post Midterm De-stressors
A Big Swing from a Trojan Batter!

The 2015 Dodgertown Classic

Alex Alex Leave a Comment

Last weekend, USC baseball took center stage in the 2015 Dodgertown Classic, a three game series at Dodgers’ Stadium between four of America’s top collegiate baseball teams. On Friday night, USC defeated #7 TCU in walk-off fashion, scoring the final run on a 12th-inning suicide-squeeze bunt. Saturday, the script sounded the same; USC defeated #1 Vanderbilt on a walk-off homerun …

AlexThe 2015 Dodgertown Classic
sm

Santa Monica Day Trip

Hannah Hannah Leave a Comment

Looking for something spontaneous to do on a Saturday?  Last weekend a group of friends and I headed just 20mins away to Santa Monica Pier and Third Street Promenade. While close by, it was nice to get away from campus and enjoy the sun, dip our feet in the waves, ride a few roller coasters, play some boardwalk games and …

HannahSanta Monica Day Trip
viterbi ball

Viterbi Ball 2015!

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Chemical Engineering, Lyssa, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Blogged while watching the Amazing Race! This Friday, the greatest event of the year occurred- Viterbi Ball!! Think of prom for engineers, it’s a night where we all get dressed up and go dancing and have fun! It’s a great break from studying and it’s really cool to see all my favorite engineers out together. Viterbi Ball is also the …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Viterbi Ball 2015!

SCupper at El Cholo

Lauren Pelo-2015 Lauren P. Leave a Comment

With graduation just around the corner and the start of my career approaching in just six months, I wanted to reach out to some USC alumni to ask for any advice they may have as I start the next portion of my life. The perfect solution for me to speak with alumni was a SCupper – a dinner networking event …

Lauren Pelo-2015SCupper at El Cholo
Downtown LA

Why I Love Living Near Downtown LA

Molly Molly, The Best of LA Leave a Comment

One of the first things that I saw when I moved into my freshman dorm at USC was the downtown LA skyline. It was beautiful, but mostly I was surprised by how close it is! Only a 5 minute drive or metro ride away, downtown is full of fun things to do. Here are just a few of my favorites! Events at …

MollyWhy I Love Living Near Downtown LA
Griffith Observatory

Places I Have Yet to Visit In LA

Emily Emily, The Best of LA Leave a Comment

I’ve been in LA for almost two years now but as a student a lot of my time – even on weekends – is spent on campus, or even going to the same places that I know I like. But one of the best things about a city like LA is that there’s alway something to see. These are the …

EmilyPlaces I Have Yet to Visit In LA
larchmont

Brunch LA

Hannah Hannah, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

With Dine LA going on just a few weeks ago, one thing to look forward to over the weekends (and this upcoming one being a long one) is brunch. Los Angeles is  a hotspot for some of California’s best brunch places.  Get a snapshot of the top 3 below: 1. Larchmont Bungalow: red and blue velvet pancakes? you can find …

HannahBrunch LA
IMG_0395

Making Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego

Markus Astro Engineering, Markus Leave a Comment

Hi guys, Conversation is perhaps the most incredible, yet confusing phenomenon of our existence.  We communicate with everything around us.  And yet there is no perfect language, no formal system that can clearly define the reality around us.  Just stop and think for a second.  When I speak, your brain hears a fluctuation in pressures and vibrations, translating that into …

MarkusMaking Thinking Fun – A Deconstruction of the Ego
IMG_2965

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!
Some of the exhibits at Peterson have a bit of flare!

Exploration Destination: West Hollywood

Ian Ian, The Best of LA, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

It wasn’t until last year that I really took a look at the opportunities outside of campus, and before this summer I’m not sure I could’ve told you half of the places I know of now. That said, one place in particular has captured my fancy, and that’s West Hollywood. Now, if you’ve heard anything about LA you have probably …

IanExploration Destination: West Hollywood
Third Street Promenade is lined with stores!

A Day Trip to Santa Monica

Jacquie Jacquie, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your weekends as much as I did. It was my mom’s 51st birthday on Friday so I got to spend lots of time with my family. We celebrated with a trendy brunch on Sunday at Sonoma Wine Garden, which was located at the top of the Santa Monica Place Outdoor Mall. Following our …

JacquieA Day Trip to Santa Monica
getty villa

Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa

Lyssa Aruda-2015 Lyssa, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! This week we are blogging about our favorite places in LA, and that for me usually involves food places but I blogged about my favorite eateries in LA last week!  This week I thought I’d focus on another one of my favorite things- art museums.  There is not shortage of great art in LA, from both Getty museums …

Lyssa Aruda-2015Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa