12 Things I Did Over Winter Break

Anya Bonner Anya, Free Time 0 Comments

12 Things I Did Over Winter Break Winter break is nearly a whole month – and a whole month can see really long, especially if you don’t have any travel plans. If you’re planning on spending the break at home, here are some fun ideas to help keep the boredom at bay. 1) Hiking! Even in the winter, there are …


Making the Most of Winter Break

Anya Bonner Anya, Free Time 0 Comments

Winter break couldn’t be more needed. After a long semester, pages of essays, challenging finals, we’re all ready for a break. It’s really tempting to want to spend most of break laying on the couch, watching Netflix, eating a bit unhealthier than normal, and sleeping in. This is a valid way to spend break, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …


Festies and Concerts

Bria Bria, Music 0 Comments

Junior year has proven to be a year full of music for me! After coming back from my summer abroad in Madrid, I went to Hard Summer Music Festival. Just last night I went to a Porter Robinson concert at the Shrine (across the street from USC and 5 minute walk from my sorority house). For New Year’s, I’m going …

Iconic Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline!

New Year, New Adventures!

Michelle Free Time, Michelle 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Winter break was a very welcome rest from the crazy last few weeks of the Fall semester! There’s no better feeling than having some quality time at home (with no homework!) with friends and family. I went all the way back home to Florida, and I was welcomed with 80+ degree weather in the middle of December! So, …


Round 2.5 – Spring Semester

Sophie Athletics, Chemical, Sophie, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

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!

Maria Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

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!

Ellen Ellen, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

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 0 Comments

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

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

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

Alex-2016 Alex 0 Comments

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!

Hannah Hannah, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

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 …

Skiing in Breckenridge

And We’re Back!

Naish Aerospace and Mechanical, Naish 0 Comments

Winter Break was great. Much needed as well. After yet another exciting and action-packed semester (sometimes overwhelming..) being home with family and friends was fantastic. Of course, any good Coloradan would need to go skiing over break, so, I did. I have a pass called the Epic Local’s Pass, which allows you to ski all Vail Resorts in Colorado. My …

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 0 Comments

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 …