Winter Break Highlights- snow, fam, & rocks

Nathan Alvarez Best of LA, Free Time, Hikes, Nathan, Sports, Viterbi Life

I know I already wrote about Thanksgiving break, but there was no way I could just leave out everything I’ve done the past month. From snow trips to watching sports with friends to taking a road trip, Winter Break was nothing but sweetness. Here are my highlights: 1. Snowboarding! Take a trip to mammoth, big bear, or whatever’s closest to …

Winter Break Has Arrvied!

Ramiro Mendoza-Axle Free Time, Ramiro, Viterbi Life

Tis’ the season to celebrate relaxation! After a long semester, winter break couldn’t have come soon enough. To give a little recap of what this semester entailed, I took classes that ranged from spacecraft propulsion to american cultures. I also started to work at Honeybee while also having some robotics competitions for the USC VEX Team. It was a busy …

It’s about that time of year again…..Finals Season!

Desiree James Civil and Environmental, Desiree, Viterbi Life

The weather is a little cooler and the leaves are slowly falling,which means it’s every college student’s favorite time of year…..Finals Season! The entire semester is basically a build up to this one week and a half of final projects, papers, and exams, and I for one could not be more ready for this season to pass. working on our …

Winter Break Recap and a New Semester!

Michelle Michelle, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Happy 2017 everyone! I don’t want to believe it, but I’m halfway through my junior year. The semester is starting up, and it’s been great to get back into the swing of things. I’ve really been loving the “beginning of the semester high” everyone has been enjoying. There’s nothing better than coming back to school energized and excited. 🙂 I …

Making the Most of Winter Break

anya-2017 Anya, Free Time Leave a Comment

Winter break couldn’t be more needed. After a long semester, pages of essays, challenging finals, we’re all ready for a break. It’s really tempting to want to spend most of break laying on the couch, watching Netflix, eating a bit unhealthier than normal, and sleeping in. This is a valid way to spend break, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong …

New Year, New Adventures!

Michelle Free Time, Michelle Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! Winter break was a very welcome rest from the crazy last few weeks of the Fall semester! There’s no better feeling than having some quality time at home (with no homework!) with friends and family. I went all the way back home to Florida, and I was welcomed with 80+ degree weather in the middle of December! So, …

Round 2.5 – Spring Semester

Sophie Athletics, Chemical, Sophie, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year, so I’m definitely sad winter break is over. I had a wonderful time snowboarding with my friends and family at couple different mountains (Copper, Breck and good ol’ Loveland if you’re reading this as a fellow Coloradan). I also got to pond skating at Evergreen Lake, which is something I’ve wanted to …

And We’re Back!

Maria Chemical, Maria, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Hey all! First things first: obligatory “spring back into things” pun in honor of spring semester, a magical time of three day weekends, spring break, and slowly breaking your New Year’s resolutions! Let’s talk winter break! Here’s a nice album of what I’ve been doing the past month:   If my fun, zesty photos don’t speak for themselves, I had …

Welcome to 2016!

ellen-2017 Ellen, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your winter break.  I did a lot of relaxing this break.  My family and I went to Kona, Hawaii (on the Big Island).  We visited the Place of Refuge, which is where warring tribes or individuals who committed crimes could escape to safety.  We also went to the beach, played some golf, and …

Still Fighting On for Spring Semester

alexb-2017 Alex B., Biomedical, Involvement, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Welcome back everyone! It’s time to get going with Spring semester and all of the fun (and homework) that comes along with the new year! First off, Winter Break was awesome. Phoenix was unseasonably “cold”, so naturally I was enjoying the 45-50 degree weather, and I was able to relax while also getting some work done. Over the three weeks …

The Beginning of the End: My Final Semester at USC

juliana-2016 Industrial and Systems, Juliana, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey everyone, Welcome back! I hope you all had lovely winter breaks. Mine was great – I relaxed a lot, saw old high school friends and family, and even took a little trip up to Seattle. Since I’m from Portland, this is only about a three-hour drive. I also watched a lot of college football. I have to say, I …

Reflecting on my Jewish Past: A Prelude to the Final (Undergraduate) Semester

Alex-2016 Alex Leave a Comment

During winter break, I had the pleasure of travelling with USC Hillel to Ertz Israel (Hebrew for “the land of Israel”) via Birthright. A ten-day adventure through Israel, Birthright took me all throughout the country – through the bustling streets of Tel Aviv, the wooded hills of Safed, the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, and the religious halls of …