Round 2.5 – Spring Semester

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Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year, so I’m definitely sad winter break is over. I had a wonderful time snowboarding with my friends and family at couple different mountains (Copper, Breck and good ol’ Loveland if you’re reading this as a fellow Coloradan). I also got to pond skating at Evergreen Lake, which is something I’ve wanted to …

hike maria

And We’re Back!

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Hey all! First things first: obligatory “spring back into things” pun in honor of spring semester, a magical time of three day weekends, spring break, and slowly breaking your New Year’s resolutions! Let’s talk winter break! Here’s a nice album of what I’ve been doing the past month:   If my fun, zesty photos don’t speak for themselves, I had …

magic sands beach

Welcome to 2016!

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Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter break.  I did a lot of relaxing this break.  My family and I went to Kona, Hawaii (on the Big Island).  We visited the Place of Refuge, which is where warring tribes or individuals who committed crimes could escape to safety.  We also went to the beach, played some golf, and …

Fight On

Still Fighting On for Spring Semester

Alex Alex B., Biomedical, Involvement, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Welcome back everyone! It’s time to get going with Spring semester and all of the fun (and homework) that comes along with the new year! First off, Winter Break was awesome. Phoenix was unseasonably “cold”, so naturally I was enjoying the 45-50 degree weather, and I was able to relax while also getting some work done. Over the three weeks …


The Beginning of the End: My Final Semester at USC

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Hey everyone, Welcome back! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks. Mine was great – I relaxed a lot, saw old high school friends and family, and even took a little trip up to Seattle. Since I’m from Portland, this is only about a three-hour drive. I also watched a lot of college football. I have to say, I …

Our entire Birthright group at the Western Wall, in Jerusalem.

Reflecting on my Jewish Past: A Prelude to the Final (Undergraduate) Semester

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During winter break, I had the pleasure of travelling with USC Hillel to Ertz Israel (Hebrew for “the land of Israel”) via Birthright. A ten-day adventure through Israel, Birthright took me all throughout the country – through the bustling streets of Tel Aviv, the wooded hills of Safed, the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, and the religious halls of …


Winter Break and Spring Preview!

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Taipei for Christmas or New Years? I definitely recommend the trip! I spent this past winter break walking around Taipei, eating, taking in the sites and shopping.  Taipei’s famous night markets are great to get a taste of authentic Taiwanese snacks and small dishes.  From noodles to Taiwanese beef jerky to pineapple cake to shaved ice the choices are endless …

Point Vicente in Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California.

Fall 2015 Semester Recap!

Michelle Best of LA, Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! Finals week is in full swing now, and I’m taking a quick break to look back on this amazing semester! It feels like just yesterday everyone moved in and was getting used to their new courses… time really does fly when you’re having fun! I’d like to share some of the highlights of my semester, so let’s get …

Try new activities! You never know what you might love and be amazing at

When I don’t have Midterms, I am hitting the Slopes

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California is a very unique place especially LA where you can basically find anything that you could possibly want. Here at USC I know that I can walk a mile to the staple center, take a twenty minute Uber to the Santa Monica pier, and take a five hour scenic car ride with some friends to Mammoth Mountain. Like my …


A Road Trip of A Lifetime

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Before winter break even started, two of my friends, Eric and Peter, approached me with an experience of a lifetime: road tripping from my state, Maryland, back to school. At first, I was a little hesitant, but I eventually agreed since this was an once in a lifetime experience. Throughout winter break, I did minimal planning while Eric prepared the …

Prague Castle

First time in Europe

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Hey guys, It’s been awhile, but I wanted to update you with what I did over winter break! In short, it was fantastic! I actually spent the majority of my time in Europe visiting my brother who studies at the University of Copenhagen! On our trip, we visited Germany, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, seeing Berlin, Prague, and Budapest along the …

Just one more picture... So beautiful!

Hiking Around Los Angeles

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Happy Monday! As I said last week, I’m going to talk about my hiking adventures around Los Angeles. Since the weather here is basically always perfect, hiking is a popular activity around here. You’ve probably heard of the Hollywood Sign hike, but if not, check out this blog to find out more! I’m going to talk about some less common …

Cardinal and Gold Tulips

Looking Ahead to Spring 2015

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Hey everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter breaks – I know I certainly did.  I spent about four weeks at home catching up with family and friends.  Some quick highlights of my break are that I got to see two hockey games with seats on the glass – Anaheim Ducks vs. San Jose Sharks on New Years Eve …

McCarthy Quad 2

Looking Forward to Spring 2015

molly-2016 Civil and Environmental, Molly, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …