Getting over midterms: LA style

Yingyu Sun Food, Museums, Music, Viterbi Plus, Yingyu

Happy Friday!! If you’re anything like me, you’ve been looking forward to the weekend since Monday. Now that midterm season is winding down, it’s about time we spend some time getting some well-deserved rest! So what does a weekend in LA look like? For me, three things: football, food and Downtown LA. Trojans will tell you fall semester is all …

LA Live: Favorite Music Venues Around Los Angeles

Rhea Choudhury Best of LA, Free Time, Music, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

One of my absolute favorite parts of going to school in a city as fast-paced and alive as Los Angeles is the opportunity to explore a vibrant live music scene. So many artists move out to LA to get their big break, get signed to a massive record label, and go on world tours, but for all those artists that …

Engineering and Arts go together like PB&J

Shuntaro Nishi Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, Free Time, Music, Shuntaro, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus

The Defiant Ones. No this post is not about being an angsty teenager rebelling against their parents. This is about the television series about Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. I think the first thing this blog will address is the lie they feed you about how the right and left side of the brain are separated and no person can …

A Parentless Parent’s Weekend

Nathan Alvarez Campus Events, Free Time, Nathan, Sports, Trojan Spirit

This past weekend was Trojan Family weekend, so the tailgates and stadium seats were filled with just as many parents as students. Everywhere you turned, you could see students excitedly introducing their parents to their friends, taking family photos, and brainwashing parents to “fight on”. However, I didn’t do any of these things because my parents weren’t able to make …

Weekend Roadtrip: Feeling Alive in Death Valley

Rhea Choudhury Free Time, Hikes, Rhea, Students, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus 0 Comments

While I love being on campus and our little USC bubble, one of my absolute favorite things to do is go on roadtrips. My parents always took me to beautiful natural spaces as a kid, and my love for nature and the ~great outdoors~ has grown exponentially in the last few years. If I have a chill weekend ahead, I’ll …

Camping in the Sierra – The Basics

Naish Free Time, Hikes, Naish

Camping in the Sierras is California’s way of showing you that it’s one of the most beautiful states in the lower 48. Living, breathing, and studying in LA for months on end can be a fantastic fast-paced blur of excitement, but slowing down a bit and admiring the outdoors is a wholesome environment to reflect and enjoy on the events …

Take a Break, De-stress, and Explore!

Desiree James Best of LA, Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Free Time, Museums

Well it’s about that time of year again that every student looks forward to- midterm season! Just kidding, no sane person actually likes midterm season, but it does mean we’re that much closer to winter break!! And as important as getting good grades and studying is around this time of year, it’s also important to remember that college is something …

This Shuntaro Life

Shuntaro Nishi Free Time, Music, podcast, Shuntaro

The Fall Playlist to rock the leaves right off of your trees. However, this is not a normal playlist of regular music, but it is comprised of all my favorite playlists that I have been listening to. This is for everyone! People that listen to podcasts daily to people who have never listened to a podcast in their life. Well …

It’s Fall, Y’all

Vanessa Pangbourne Campus Events, Chemical, Music, Professional & Academic, Social & Diversity, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Vanessa 0 Comments

The fall semester is now in full swing with Involvement Fairs, Game Days, and for some midterms have already started. Every year fall always feels super hectic since every week is packed. A lot has happened since the summer and even the start of the semester. Here’s a ~fun~ recap of what I’ve been up to! I flew home from …

Wake Up It’s GAMEDAY

Celeste Goodwin Campus Events, Celeste, Free Time, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC 0 Comments

It’s fall semester, which only means one thing… TROJAN FOOTBALL. There is a reason why barely anyone at USC studies abroad in the fall, why club events are all on Sundays, and why campus is covered in cardinal and gold almost every Saturday by 7 am. Game day is an event that must be seen in person, but to give …

Engineering the Start of Successful College Journeys (ENGR-102)

Daniel Donchev Beach, Best of LA, Daniel, Museums, Students, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

All Viterbi freshmen take ENGR-102: Engineering Freshman Academy, during their first semester at USC. This class meets once a week for two hours to discuss a plethora of broad and specific engineering topics, engage in versatile debates, explore the various Engineering Grand Challenges, and participate in group design activities. Arguably just as important, the class functions to transition freshman into …

I Scream, You Scream

Suveena Thanawala Best of LA, Food, Suveena 0 Comments

Living and going to school in LA means that there are a lot of exciting things to see around you. You’ve got concerts, great beaches, the best weather, and most importantly: lots of ice cream. In two years at SC, I’ve spent way more than my fair share on ice cream, and tried more ice cream shops than ever before. …

Beating the Sophomore Slump

Timothy Marino Best of LA, Chemical, Tim, Trojan Spirit

It’s football season. Good news: the novelty of the gameday experience has yet to wear off. Even better news: it likely never will. Though this doesn’t mark that significant of a change from freshman year, gamedays are back better than ever. What is slightly different this year, however, is that the Trojans are projected to be a top-tier team with …

10 (Super Fun) Differences Between High School and College

Celeste Goodwin Biomedical, Campus Events, Celeste, Dorm, Music, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Why USC 0 Comments

Hey y’all. It’s the beginning of August, which means that school is almost back!! Target Back to School catalogs are coming in the mail and I’m very excited. Whether this means that you’re going into your junior/senior year of high school or you’re coming into the USC Class of 2021 (!!!), I wanted to share a few awesome differences between …

Back to School: College Edition

Yingyu Sun Campus Events, Social & Diversity, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Orgs, Yingyu 0 Comments

To all the new Trojans, welcome to the family! You’re in for a wild and amazing ride for the next four years, and you couldn’t have picked a better school. I wouldn’t be surprised if you’re feeling a mix of excitement and back-to-school jitters — that was me before my freshman year! With only a few weeks before classes start, …

Off to College, Now What?

Desiree James Beach, Campus Events, Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Involvement 0 Comments

Its August, which means it’s about that time where recently graduated seniors are slowly packing up their rooms and getting ready to start their new chapters, and for some that means becoming a Trojan! I’ll be starting this fall as a junior (oh how time flies), but I still remember coming in as a freshman not knowing much, and desperately …

From East Coast to West Coast

Camila Salomon Gnecco Best of LA, Camila, Campus Events 0 Comments

Before visiting USC I had never been to the West Coast of the United States before. I grew up in South Florida and had always wanted to go to California because of all the adventure and good weather that it’s known for. So, for me the transition from high school to college encompassed moving to a part of the country …

No Fear in the New School Year

Natalie Monger Campus Events, Computer Science, Natalie, Sports, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering 0 Comments

I recently wrote a post where I gave 25 pieces of advice to incoming freshmen. Now that the start of the school year is getting closer, I thought I would share more advice that is relevant to the first few weeks of school for both incoming freshmen and returning students. Enjoy! Attend fun events during your first few weeks to …