Looking Forward to Spring 2015

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I can’t believe it’s already the beginning of a new semester! After almost a month of relaxing back home in Florida, I couldn’t be happier to be back at school. Spring semester marks the start of new classes, perfect weather, and all of my favorite spring activities! The main reason I’m excited for the semester is my amazing schedule. As …

My Favorite Place in LA: Grand Central Market

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As a self-proclaimed foodie it’s no surprise that one of my favorite places in Los Angeles is Grand Central Market. It’s basically an open floor plan of vendors for food. If you’ve ever been to Philadelphia it’s a like a smaller version of Reading Terminal Market (if you’re in Philadelphia and haven’t tried it, I highly recommend Beck’s Cajun Cafe …

Art Lovers Dream: The Getty Villa

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Hey everyone! This week we are blogging about our favorite places in LA, and that for me usually involves food places but I blogged about my favorite eateries in LA last week!  This week I thought I’d focus on another one of my favorite things- art museums.  There is not shortage of great art in LA, from both Getty museums …

Spark SC

SparkSC + Project #CodeTruck

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One of the student organizations I participate in, Spark SC, recently finished working with The Michelson 20 Million Minds Foundation and General Assembly on Project #CodeTruck. This initiative exposed inner-city students to the world of tech and entrepreneurship in the hopes of sparking students’ interest in these fields. The world of tech is a pool of affluence that many communities don’t have access too, …

My Favorite Extracurricular: Adsum Literary Magazine

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I’ve already written a post about why it’s good to have activities outside of engineering, but right now I’m going to talk more specifically about my favorite extracurricular: Adsum literary magazine. One of my goals in life (aside from world domination) is to be a novelist. Not necessarily as my primary source of income (at least not to begin with, I would …

Getting Involved: Engineers Without Borders

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When I came to campus as a freshman and went to the campus involvement fair, I put my name down on countless email lists of clubs and activities that sounded interesting. I had no idea of what I wanted to do, but I figured if I tried everything that I was bound to like at least one of them. Luckily …

You Made What?! 3D Printing

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One of the greatest things about USC, in my humble opinion, is the ability for students to see a need and fill it. Last year my friends and I decided that there was a shortage of 3D printing opportunities for students across all majors on USC’s campus. Several schools here- including the Architecture School, Viterbi, and Roski- have access to …

Hacking: Oculus Rift

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USC Hack Nights takes place every Thursday from 8PM – 1AM. This is where students come to work on their out-of-class projects with a supportive community and unique resources. Last Hack Night we got to play with some awesome tech –– the Oculus Rift. This is a really hot piece of hardware right now (developed by a USC student), that …

Delta Kappa Alpha Philanthropy Movie Night!

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This semester, I am the Philanthropy chair for Delta Kappa Alpha, the professional Cinematic Arts fraternity.  As the Philanthropy chair, I am responsible for planning service events, in addition to providing opportunities for fraternity members to get involved in the local and/or global community.  Last night, I planned “DKA Movie Night”, which was a really fun event where we watched …

The Fun in Non-engineering Extracurriculars

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ASBME, SWE, Engineers Without Borders, SC Racing. These are all great organizations for engineers. And yet, I’m not currently involved in any of these. It isn’t because I don’t like being an engineer or because I don’t think that they’re worthwhile organizations. They absolutely are. But part of the fun in extracurricular activities is that they can be absolutely random and …

The Weekender 2014!

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I can’t believe I waited until my junior year to attend my first weekender! The weekender is traditionally USC’s away game against either UC Berkeley or Stanford, when everyone drives up for the weekend to watch our football team win. This year we beat Stanford, and it was one of my favorite memories so far at USC! Me and four …

A Polymathic Approach

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“The individual [may achieve] something truly perfect in the field of science only in case he is a strict specialist,” said Max Weber in his essay from 1922 titled Science As A Vocation. “A really definitive and good accomplishment,” he continued, “is today always a specialized accomplishment.” This is no longer the case. Innovation, revolutionary thought and impactful progress now …

Back to School Already! – My Fall Semester

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Hey there! It’s so hard to believe that it was only three weeks ago that I finished up summer school.  I spent almost all that time moving into my new apartment and getting ready for a busy year.  Here’s a little preview of what my fall semester is going to look like. As far as classes go, I’m taking MATH …

Junior Year Fall Semester Preview

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Hey everyone! It’s hard to believe that I’m already into the second half of my undergraduate career here at USC, but I also couldn’t be more excited! This first week was a whirlwind of activity, and it’s looking like the rest of the semester is going to be equally busy and fun! Junior year means the start of some smaller, …

My Summer, an LA Story

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Geez, at the end of the summer why does it always feel like August came right after May? However fast the summer flew by, the experiences I had were, to me, nothing short of spectacular. Here are a couple of my highlights: This year was my first year at USC Racing’s competition in Lincoln, NE. We had a 27-hour car …