Reissues capitalize on existing fan bases

Twice a year, I pay a visit to the affectionately christened Elliott Smith Memorial Wall. Located on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake, the wall — which to most simply stands as the exterior of Solutions, an electronic store — has become a sacred site for nostalgic Smith fans since the singer-songwriter’s untimely death in 2003. […]

Artist rides reputation with new album

The name Jason Derulo already draws significant recognition for a singer who has not released more than two songs to the public. An accomplished songwriter and producer, Derulo has worked with artists such as Lil Wayne and Sean Kingston before getting in the studio to record his own material. After an eight months of production […]

Confidence, swagger must return to USC

Through six innings the score was tied. USC and UCLA were in the midst of a 1-1 pitchers’ duel on a beautiful Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium. The early season rivalry game was living up to its name. But then all too quickly it unraveled for the Trojans. Sophomore pitcher Ben Mount, who had pitched […]

Recession offers an opportunity for Trojan grads

During the Great Depression, more people became millionaires than at any other time in U.S. history. The counterintuitive reason is simple: Ambitious people could not get traditional jobs. USC and the nation face an interesting problem. Unemployment is very high. Entry-level positions are slim. According to a study by BusinessWeek with data from the U.S. […]

Recycled rhythm

Recycled Percussion performs in McCarthy Quad on Friday Night. The group uses recycled objects as instruments and recently placed third on the fourth season of America’s Got Talent. Daily Trojan | Carlo Acenas