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

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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 …

The Environmental Core: USC’s student activism group

Aarya Suryavanshi Aarya, Hikes, Social & Diversity 0 Comments

Hello all! First off, here’s my song recommendation for this bi-weekly blog: Worthy by Jacob Banks My main involvement on campus is with the Environmental Core. This club, endearingly called “ecore”, is a student-run environmental activism group on campus. We try to make sustainable and impactful change on campus, be that through installing drought resistant plants, or working with USC’s …

The Tale of the Shipwreck’s Hike

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Hiking in LA is usually reduced to the Hollywood sign. While you must go at least once during your time at SC, those who know LA know that the Hollywood hike is hashtag basic. Recently, I ventured out of the cozy USC campus and headed to the beaches of Palos Verdes. My friend who is a Viterbi grad student at …

“It’s Not Like You’re Studying Rocket Science! OH WAIT!”

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Design Teams, Entrepreneurship, Hikes, Michael, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

This blog post, I want to start with a list of my extracurriculars last semester: Founded Mundo—a language translation messaging service/company—with LavaLab and taught myself Python development to make our first app prototype Acted as Secretary and Treasurer of AIAA, a professional Aerospace organization Regularly practiced with the USC climbing team Designed and built a custom set of speakers (See my …

2nd Semester Senior

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Holy moly, I can’t believe I’m a second semester COLLEGE senior. 4 years went by so quickly and though I’m seriously in shock that I am finishing up in May, I do feel like my time has come. I’m still figuring out my graduation plans but I am starting to get excited about going out in the real world. This …

Roadtrippin: SEA to LAX

Michael Thorson Hikes, Michael, Viterbi Life 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Thanks for tuning into my blog today. I’m finally coming to you from USC to tell you about my summer after returning from studying abroad. When I landed back in Seattle I spent 2 weeks catching up with my family and friends, sharing stories, and planing a road trip from Seattle to USC. After some extensive research and …

Going from a Small Town to a Big City

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One of my main worries when coming to USC was how I would adjust to life in the city after growing up in a small rural town. I was raised in Davis, California, a small town of 60,000 located in Northern California that is famous for its hippies and bicycles. My city had only one high school, and despite living …