Letters to the Editor


Cross purposes We have recently become aware of an event sponsored by the USC College Republicans on tonight, in which David Horowitz will be brought to our campus to give a speech entitled “The Campus War Against Israel and the Jews” as part of a yearly campaign entitled “Islamo Fascism Awareness Week” that he does […]

Film uses science, not religion, to debate Darwin


With nothing but a projector screen and folding chairs, the tiny Embassy Auditorium of the Davidson Conference Center is a far cry from the 50-foot-high IMAX theater where Darwin’s Dilemma was originally scheduled to be screened. Even though the California Science Center recently backed out of its contract to host the film’s Los Angeles premiere, […]

Snow Patrol’s mix tape won’t last through the ‘Night’


In the ’90s, girls and boys raced to boom boxes to listen to the latest mix tape made by their significant others. But in a generation where iPods have replaced CDs and cassette tapes, the personalized compilations in which teenagers poured their souls have turned into mechanical playlists created by the genius button in iTunes. […]

Vegetarians, meat-eaters spar at event


Each time we take a bite out of a store-bought (oftentimes hormone-pumped) chicken leg, we are making — consciously or not — an ethical choice. To eat meat, or not to eat meat — that is now a valid ethical question. Last Friday at Ground Zero Performance Café (unbearably hip, as always), the USC Levan […]

The injuries just keep adding up for Trojans


Sports are very unpredictable. Just ask a Vegas bookie about USC’s home loss to Stanford in 2007. Or about the likelihood of Notre Dame’s fourth quarter near-comeback against the Trojans three weeks ago. Or even about the chance that a home underdog would beat the then-No. 5 team in the nation by 27 points. But […]

Spotted: Tim Floyd


So it appears former USC men’s basketball coach Tim Floyd didn’t fall off the face of the earth after all. The discredited coach, who resigned last June amidst allegations of NCAA violations, was caught on camera breaking up a fight at an unknown casino cafeteria. The video, posted on deadspin.com, can be viewed at http://deadspin.com/5396383/when-ladies-start-throwing-chairs-in-a-casino-cafeteria-its-time-to-call-tim-floyd. […]