One More Year

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Well this is it, the last fall semester of my undergraduate career. Coming off of the great summer I had, it feels so different to be back at school instead of working, but it’s great to see all of my friends again. School got off to a real fast start with rush and the first football game in the first …

The Best of LA: Aroma Driving Range

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When I need time away from campus, I always know where I’m going. Since this summer, I’ve gone to the Aroma driving range in Koreatown every time I have the chance. It’s a quick 10 minute drive away from campus and it’s a perfect place to get away to for a few hours. I was even there yesterday morning before …

Weekend Renovations

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This weekend, I was productive. Maybe not with schoolwork, but productive. I took on a long overdue project of renovating my room. I tacked an additional project on top of that one, as an experiment in hands on engineering, I put together my own computer.

Palsaik Samgyupsal

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On Friday, I went to one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Palsaik Samgyupsal is in Koreatown, only 10 minutes away from campus and specializes in one thing and one thing only. Pork. Now it sounds like you might suffer from lack of variety if a restaurant only has one thing. But trust me, this was the …

Lucky We Live LA

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There’s a saying back home, “lucky we live Hawaii”. Everyone appreciates Hawaii for the great place to live that it is but despite growing up in such a great place, I’ve really loved my first summer living in Los Angeles. Of course work is great and I’ve had a great time with my jobs, but I don’t think it’s enough …

Hawaiian Vacations and LA Living

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So far, summer has been great. It started out with a month at home in Hawaii to do absolutely nothing. And that’s barely an exaggeration. I took my Hawaiian vacation seriously and got a lot of relaxation in. It was great to go home and see my family, pets and friends. My family was happy to have me back too. …

Planning Vegas

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As the social chair for my fraternity, it falls on me to plan the large scale events like our formal trip to Las Vegas. This has been a very interesting experience for me because I had no event planning experience prior to college and have had to learn a lot about it on the fly. That’s one of the great …

My Advice To Freshman: Try it out

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That club you’re thinking about joining. The frat you’re thinking about rushing. That major you have always wanted to take a class in but are scared to try. Go for it. Try it out. Freshman year is the best possible time to try out something new. You are in a new place with new people who have no prior expectations. …

Looking to next year

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Amazingly, we are already in the second half of this semester and it’s getting to be time to plan out next semesters schedule. I’ll be sad to see this one go because I’m really enjoying my classes but I think next semester could be even better. I’m currently signed up for four classes, EE 201, CSCI 270, CSCI 201 and …

Professional C++: My Best Class

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This semester I’ve been taking some great classes but one has stood out to me. It’s ITP 499, Professional C++. In the words of our TA, it’s a class that teaches us how to be “super baller at C++”. And that’s the truth. It’s an advanced C++ class that talks about the features of C++ that are unique to the …

USC in a Word: Disneyland

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If any of you have ever been on a tour with me, you have probably heard my catchphrase, “USC is like Disneyland for college kids. It’s the happiest place on earth”. And it’s the truth. When I was looking at colleges, the most important thing for me was that I found a place where I would be happy for my …

Spring Internship

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This spring I’m interning at an Android startup in LA called Octoknow. So far it’s been really cool because I’m getting a chance to learn Android development and therefore Java. Thankfully, learning Java is really as easy as everyone has told me it is. The Android library is definitely really cool and it’s interesting seeing the differences between it and …

My Freshman Dorm: Birnkrant

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My freshman housing experience was awesome. I was lucky enough to end up in the elusive and illustrious Birnkrant Triple, what is in my opinion the best housing option on campus. It’s two rooms, one with beds and the other with desks, for three people.     We had a ton of space for the three of us which made …

The Week I Fist-Bumped Marqise Lee

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Continuing with my recent series of awesome sightings at Chick-fil-a (last week it was the host of the bachelor), on Saturday, we ran into Marqise Lee, Xavier Grimble and Silas Redd at Chick-fil-a. As my friends and I are pretty big USC football fans, needless to say we freaked out. However, we managed to calm ourselves down enough to say …