Category Archive for 'Academic Life in USC Dornsife'

This past spring semester was very busy, but also really rewarding and fun! For the Thematic Option program I’m in, I took a really interesting class called Aural Culture. It involved studying sound from a physics perspective (sound waves and acoustics) as well as music’s cultural implications. For my final, I interviewed a researcher at [...]

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After an eventful day of pranking yesterday, it finally sunk in that it indeed is April, and you know what that means… one more month of classes, finals, and then the beginning of summer — or what we students call sweet, sweet freedom. For graduating high school seniors, this also means making decisions. After praying/meditating/wearing lucky [...]

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Last semester, I was enrolled in Molecular Biology, a biology upper-division class for my major. Three professors taught the course: 2 veterans and one brand-new professor. Having a new professor is an exciting and scary experience for an undergraduate student. On one hand, the new professor provides a unique teaching style and can be a [...]

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My first week in Paris is coming to a close, and it’s been a whirlwind adventure to get to this point. My flight for Paris left around 2 pm on Wednesday, so naturally I began packing four months worth of my things at 8 pm on Tuesday. Needless to say, it was a little bit [...]

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Howdy kids, I’m back with a hopefully exciting recap of this semester’s adventures! First off, academics. Pretty much all of my classes this semester had multiple midterms, so unfortunately, midterm “week” seemed more like a midterm season with no definitive end point. Needless to say, many late nights were spent studying away at Leavey Library [...]

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Silly punning aside, I am pleased to announce the most recent addition to my path of study — the dramatic arts! After an entire semester’s worth of soul-searching and feeling like I spent more time thinking in circles than actually taking any decisive action, I finally decided to add a major in the USC School [...]

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Hi everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve made my last blog post, hasn’t it? Now that it’s winter break, I have time to tell you a bit about one of the most rewarding things I’ve done this past semester: being an SI leader. For those of you who don’t know, Supplemental Instruction (or SI) [...]

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I love being a psychology major because when I go to class I learn about life. On any given day in a psych class, I’m learning things that I can apply to my own life, and this has never been more true than this semester in my Science of Happiness class. If you come to [...]

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During the past couple months I have had a terrific time participating in Thematic Option sponsored trips. Thematic Option is an alternative liberal-arts program for General Education here at USC, run through the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Students will tell you this program is not for everyone, but all of my classmates [...]

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I do not even know where to start — it has been an incredible experience. INCREDIBLE. In all ways: The University of Southern California is fantabulous, Los Angeles is wonderful, and the people here are just great! I’m going to try really hard to convey how I’m feeling right now through my experiences just at [...]

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