A break-up letter from the Pac-10 to USC

It’s not you, it’s me. All right, that’s not true — it is you. But breaking up is hard to do, and I’m new at this. We’ve been inseparable for what seems like forever. Whenever somebody mentioned “Pac-10,” they couldn’t help but bring up “USC.” As a perennial champion, you gave meaning to me as […]

Blame Internet and scavengers for invasion

Save the applause and point your finger. Blame Al Gore — the person who many credit for bringing us the Internet. Whether or not Gore is actually the so-called “Father of the Internet” is questionable, but nonetheless the Internet’s takeover is quite evident. Today there’s no way around it. You can’t destroy it; its fiber-optic […]

Global watchdog oversteps bounds

There are a lot of theoretical arguments these days about how much power non-state actors can legitimately wield in a globalized world. Last week, a panel of French judges made a decision strongly in favor of traditional sovereignty, throwing out a case led by Transparency International and human rights group Sherpa before its first hearing. […]

Letter to the Editor

Time for debate We would to like to welcome Mr. Omar Barghouti, from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel, to USC. Born in Qatar and raised in Egypt, this self-titled Palestinian holds an American degree in engineering. In coming to USC, we hope that he sees our campus for not […]

Ideologies collide in search for religious truths

Renowned author and self-described atheist Christopher Hitchens goes toe-to-toe with conservative evangelical pastor Douglas Wilson in a new documentary, Collision. The film tracks Hitchens and Wilson through a series of debates held across the United States as they debate the question: “Is Christianity good for the world?” Interspersed with grainy candid footage of the two […]


The following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Thursday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 1. Crimes against a person On Oct. 30 between 1:25 a.m. and 1:55 a.m., DPS officers detained a student who was observed drinking from a bottle of champagne outside 29th Street. When they attempted […]

DPS Crime Report: Halloween Edition

While you were busy dancing under strobe lights at the Shrine or wondering if the kid dressed up like the Pope was in your photography class, here’s what you missed this weekend, according to the Department of Public Safety’s crime report. On Oct. 30 at 9:37 a.m., it was reported that someone had removed 50 […]