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In most schemas of entrepreneurship, the prototypical representation of a college entrepreneur commonly entails an individual that has a business degree or an engineering degree. Of course, one must consider that prototypes, average representations of the “typical”, do not account for all cases. In mind and literal self, I am undoubtedly a Dornsife student, without [...]

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So, as of late, the main conversation on campus has been focused around Spring Break plans. While most students choose tropical locales or cabin weeks in Big Bear, I will be traveling to the ever welcoming and exotic….. Siberia. Yup, that barren land famous for Russian prison camps and nothingness is where I will be [...]

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With finals conquered and my extracurriculars on hold until the spring, the most challenging yet rewarding semester I’ve experienced thus far is over. Little did I know back in August that over the course of the semester I would be exposed to some amazing people and enjoy some amazing experiences, making new friends and growing [...]

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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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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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You know there is always going to be something magical about a man named Merlin. Stories about wizards, dragons, and kings have trained us to associate supernatural power with this wizard from the tales of King Arthur. So when Dr. Merlin Willcox came to Oxford to give us a lecture, I expected nothing short of [...]

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Spring 2013 was a busy semester for me, but it didn’t start out that way. I was taking only 12 units of class because I had family issues to take care of. Once those were done and my life got settled down a bit, I started looking for opportunities and fun things to do. I [...]

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Egypt’s #1 radio station for hit music! Highly recommended. I just finished my Problems Without Passports trip to Egypt and Turkey, and I already want to go back (and not just for the fantastic radio stations). Our course was a comparative case study of the different dynamics of religion and democracy in Egypt and Turkey, though [...]

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Last summer, I embarked on my first true scientific journey—cancer research at the Center of Applied Molecular Medicine (CAMM) at USC’s Health Sciences Campus. Eager to learn what research was all about, I began with basic safety training, BSA assays, and a group of dedicated people, all eager to pass on their knowledge and help [...]

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After hearing all about the Joint Educational Project (JEP) from my roommate Sophie, I figured that I had to give it a try this semester. JEP pairs USC students with schools, organizations, and non-profits in the surrounding neighborhood to facilitate service-learning through positions as teaching assistants, mentors, and interns. Students spend two hours onsite per [...]

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