Women’s March in LA

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Posted: February 3, 2017, 10:16am Two weekends ago, my mom and I attended the Women’s March held in Downtown Los Angeles. I saw the event postings many months prior, and had been waiting for this day to show my support for many of the social issues I care deeply about. Luckily for us, we weren’t too far away from the … Read More

Ali Wong Live!

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Posted: January 23, 2017, 5:02pm    If you haven’t seen Ali Wong’s Netflix Comedy Special Baby Cobra, stop what you’re doing and watch it right now. After my friend recommended this stand-up to me last summer, I became a huge fan of Ali because her jokes are so relatable. There aren’t too many female comedians out there, and there certainly … Read More

Ringing in a New Semester at the VGSA Welcome Mixer

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Posted: January 23, 2017, 4:37pm Last Tuesday, the Viterbi Graduate Student Association (VGSA) hosted its first signature event of the spring semester! Building upon the party we threw last year in Spring 2016, we increased the scale of the event and completely rented out Tommy’s Place and part of Traditions, the underground bar on campus. The engineering graduate student population … Read More

Christmas in San Diego

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Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:19pm Since my mom and I went to Hong Kong a bit earlier in November, my family decided to remain stateside for the holidays this year. To celebrate my birthday (December 23rd!) and Christmas, we took a little 4-day trip to San Diego and stayed at a beautiful little hotel right next to the beach! It … Read More

Relaxing at Disneyland

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Posted: January 8, 2017, 10:02pm What better way to relieve finals stress than to go to Disneyland right? It was the perfect time to go one last time before my annual pass expired just yesterday. My friend Archana interned for Disney over the summer and throughout the fall semester, so she racked up enough hours to get our labmate a … Read More

Touring Abbott Laboratories

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Posted: January 5, 2017, 6:50pm In the last week of school, the biomedical engineering senator in VGSA and I were able to take a group of graduate students to tour one of Abbott Laboratories’ locations in Temecula, CA. A global healthcare company specializing in nutrition, diagnostics, vascular care, vision, diabetes care, and some pharmaceuticals, Abbott has always had close ties … Read More

Tailgating with VGSA

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Posted: January 5, 2017, 6:31pm    For the last signature event of the semester, VGSA threw a tailgate for one of our biggest football games of the year – USC vs. Notre Dame! The last match for the Fall 2016 regular season, this game fell over the Thanksgiving break weekend, but we still had a huge turnout at our spot … Read More

Thanksgiving with Family and Friends

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Posted: January 4, 2017, 8:05pm Only a few days after I got back from Hong Kong, it was already time for Thanksgiving break! School was officially out, but I still stopped by lab every day to catch up on work and restart some of the projects I had suspended while abroad. During the nights though, I was lucky enough to … Read More

Two Weeks in Hong Kong

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Posted: January 4, 2017, 7:16pm In November, my mom and I flew to Hong Kong to spend some time with my grandparents. For the past 4-5 years, we’ve spent our entire winter break there, but since my grandfather hasn’t been doing that well in the past few months, we decided to visit a bit earlier! My dad and my brother … Read More

Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

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Posted: December 30, 2016, 7:44pm Both of my parents turned 50 this year, so my brother and I gave them crazy presents – mine was a hot air balloon ride for our entire extended family, and my brother’s was season tickets to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre! We get to watch 7 shows, including The Book of Mormon and even Hamilton!! … Read More