What’s In My Backpack?

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One of the biggest changes I experienced going from high school to college was no longer having to carry everything around with me during the day. See, I used to to be that kid. The kid with the stack of papers and textbooks that he carried around with him from class to class. Well, coming into college, I decided that …

Midterm SZN Tips and Tricks: ISE Edition

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Hey everyone, Last week was crazy busy: lots of assignments, a couple midterms, and helping out with ExploreSC. The promise of spring break this week was a consolation that also made the days go by extremely slowly. All things considered, it turned out to be a really good week! My midterms last week were in both of my ISE classes: …

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, …

IISE: Why Professional Development Clubs are Awesome

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Hey guys, Today I want to talk to you all about an engineering club within Viterbi that is tailored to my major, Industrial and Systems Engineering. USC has student organizations dedicated to professional development for students in every branch of engineering, and you can find a comprehensive list of Viterbi student orgs here, but for now I’m going to focus …

LA is for Sports Lovers

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Without a doubt, USC is known for some stellar athletic programs. Shoutout to the football team for the Rosebowl win! Getting together with friends and going to a basketball, volleyball, baseball, [insert sport of choice] is always a fun time. But, LA is a big city and this big city has a lot of professional sports team. Including the new …

Making the Most of Your Units

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I’m sure if you’re considering engineering you’ve started to hear about heavy course-loads, technical classes, and of course, no free time. At least, that’s what I was expecting. I came into engineering ready to take my major classes and grind. I heard my friends talking about how they wanted to take dance or piano and thought, “oh yeah, what’s your …

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 …

Gotta Blast! AME 309 Water Bottle Rocket Design Project

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Group projects are often dreadful. It can be hard to coordinate with everyone’s busy schedule, procure materials, and evenly divide the workload. Fortunately, my recent class project in AME 309: Dynamics of Fluids did not come with the typical group project headaches. Our assignment was to create a water bottle rocket. Yeah like the one kids make, except this time …

My (Super) Cool Building Science Project

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Hi all! I hope you all are enjoying the fall weather! Back in Houston, fall is the best season of the year because it is not at 100% humidity like the other 9 months of the year. What can I say… California does have the best weather! Anyway, I wanted to share with y’all one of the coolest projects that …

Music is One of the Many Reasons I Came to LA

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LA is one of the most interesting places I have visited and ultimately the reason I decided to come to school  here. “Why is it interesting ,” you might ask? Well for starters there is so much to do here: the beach, snowboard, hike, and most importantly see my favorite artists. Music has always been a passion of mine even …

Senior Year!!!!!

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Hey everyone! Senior year is officially in full swing! I’m taking 5 classes this semester: Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Simulations, Software Engineering, and Industrial Engineering Senior Design. The senior design class is grouped into team of 4 and then matching with a company in the Los Angeles area to consult for them for the next year. My team was matching …