Weight Training

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I wake up to go to none other than my weight training class! It”s a two-unit course that I get to take, in the PE department, even as an engineer. Honestly, one of the reasons I decided to take it was to force myself to work out, at least twice a week. Just five weeks in, …

Rah Rah Theta Tau!

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The last few weeks have been really hectic with starting school, getting acclimated to a new semester, and recruitment for the organizations I’m in. One of these orgs is a professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau. Theta Tau isn’t what most people think of when the words “fraternity” or “greek life” come to your mind; the focus is a little more …

My Major! All About Computer Science

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Computer Science is an incredibly diverse major here at SC; the breadth of organizations related to CS, the majors/minors/emphases you can take, the research projects available is huge! I’m studying Computer Engineering & Computer Science, which is a major offered by the Computer Science department in conjunction with Electrical Engineering. You get an even split of both CS (software engineering …

Spark SC – Student Innovation Hub

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  One of the organizations on campus that I’m involved in is Spark SC. It’s an entrepreneurship organization that aims to connect students in all different disciplines with a common interest in innovation. We do this by hosting events from an ideathon to a startup career fair, bringing together all kinds of students. Spark is really an organization unlike any …

Crunched Cooking

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Plain and simple, I’m a huge foodie. I love trying new food, I love hearing about new food, I love watching people make food, and I love cooking. This year, I’m living in an apartment off campus, and I have a kitchen  I share with my roommates – a definite upgrade from dining halls! An incredibly high number of improv recipe disasters …

Winter Break

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This winter break, for me, has been a nice break from a super hectic semester. I was taking classes to cover all aspects of my major, from software engineering to electrical engineering, physics, and technology entrepreneurship, and worked on putting on two successful events for the organization I’m involved in, Spark SC, which definitely kept me busy! I was able …

Springing into a New Semester

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(Yes, I really did use that pun) As spring semester approaches and 2017 begins, I’m really excited to see what I’ve got in store. This semester, I’ll be taking EE 354 – Introduction to Digital Circuits, CSCI 270 – Introduction to Algorithms and the Theory of Computing, a GE on Broadway, Aural Culture, and Weight Training. I’m excited for another …

My Favorite Study Spots (Outside the Libraries)

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Midterm season is here, and all around campus, students are burying themselves deep inside the bookstacks and cramming material from the last 5 weeks of class. I’ll admit to locking myself in Doheny, one of the more Hogwarts-esque libraries on campus, for hours on end. Sometimes, a change of pace is much needed, and these are the top four spots on …

Year Two

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Hi everyone! As we’re getting back in the swing of things and getting ready for school, I’m really looking forward to getting back into a more set schedule and starting classes. I’m living off campus for the first time as a USC student, and I moved into my apartment a few days ago and am taking some time to settle …

Birnkrant, My Home Away from Home

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Between Leavey Library and EVK dining hall, Birnkrant Residential College stands eight stories tall. I first visited Birnkrant (or “BK,” as I have learned to love it) when I had visited USC for the first time as an admitted student, just six months before moving in. Birnkrant is the residential college that houses the university honors college – merit scholars …

Dining Hall Hacks

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Dining Halls – an essential part of most freshmen’s day-to-day lives. The three halls on campus are Everybody’s Kitchen (EVK), Parkside, and Café 84 differ in the kinds of food they serve: EVK’s food leans toward comfort food, whereas Parkside incorporates international flavors and is more allergen-conscious, and Café 84 has a variety of more health-conscious options. Each is located on different …

Thematic Option Research Conference

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A little over a year ago, I officially submitted my intent to register here at USC, and I still remember the excitement I felt knowing that I would soon be a student at USC. One of the reasons I felt such a strong pull towards this school was that it would allow me to earn a technical degree and simultaneously get exposed to the liberal …