Welcome Back

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Well I haven’t blogged must in the past weeks. Besides “Why I Chose USC” I haven’t said anything in 3 weeks! Anyway… A lot’s been going on recently. Since its around the 10th week of the semester, I had a bunch of studying to do for midterms – it all went well and I think the midterms scores should turn …

Why I Chose USC…Why USC Chose Me

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Gidget. The 1954 movie, starring Sandra Dee is the reason I am at USC. Ok, well not entirely…but I’d say 60%. It is one of the top reasons I applied..I’ll explain in due time. When I applied to USC, as a little girl from a smallish town in Indiana, I never dreamed of actually going here. When I was very …

Why I Chose USC

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When I try to sum up my reasons for choosing USC, I come up with three main reasons. Of course, there were smaller factors that influenced my decision in ways I’m not even aware of, but the following were definitely the most important. 1. A relieving lack of pocket protectors. Most people are probably aware of the “engineering stereotypes” — …

The Advantages of Switching Your Major

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For the first three semesters at USC, I was a biomedical engineering major planning to study diseases that disproportionately affect the developing world. I was really excited to be learning things that could help me make a practical difference in the world once I’m out of school and looking for something to do with my life. I’ve always thought that …

Pondering

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So I guess the title says it all. I’m not so sure what to write this week, and my mind has been racing everywhere lately. I guess I’ll try to paint a picture of what I’ve been doing and maybe that will give some insight to you, the reader, on myself. So over the weekend I really didn’t do all …

Birthday Surprises

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One of the things I’ve loved most about sophomore year so far is the way my friends celebrate birthdays. Every birthday is a surprise party. Of course, it was easy at first. No one suspected it. The evening of a friend’s birthday wasn’t suspicious and you could fill his or her apartment with people without drawing too much attention. After …

And School Begins

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So I know this is late and I’ve been very busy so I haven’t really had a chance to write.. but now I do! Anywhoo so my classes.. Um everything’s looking pretty good for the upcoming semester! I’m excited for a fresh start and a whole new slew of classes and learning to come! I’m enrolled in EE-202 (Linear Circuits), …

Finals Week!!!

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So today is the last day of Stop Days before finals begin tomorrow. I have some definite mixed emotions on finals – some good because that means this semester of hell will be over with (5 engineering-related classes = no fun :() and some definite stress from the fact I’ll need to do well on my finals in order to …

What to Say, What to Say

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To be completely honest, I’m at a bit of a loss for words; however, I’ll try my best to crank something out here. This past week has been pretty chill. I don’t have any tests coming up nor do I have much work left until finals. As such, my reward has been playing more and more xbox. Since Call of …

Enchiladas and Home

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Tonight we’re making dinner and having a bunch of friends over. I’m really excited – I love my friends and I love good food and I love the weekend! We’re making guacamole for starters and enchiladas for the main course. A little bit of chicken, cheese, corn tortillas, sauce, olives, and we’re good to go! The ability to have “dinner …

Too Much of Nothing

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So I ended up doing a large amount of sitting around and not really accomplishing much this weekend. It was actually pretty nice, albeit somewhat disappointing – I bought Seasons 1-5 of Entourage of DVD and didn’t get them until Monday sadly. Oh well, I can watch next weekend! 🙂 On Thursday I (of course) attended EA Sports Game Night …