Jokers to help the oppressed


In 2006, USC Professor of theatre practice Brent Blair got a gig putting on a theater workshop  for Downtown Los Angeles’ oppressed garment workers. But this was not a morale-boosting production of Midsummer Nights Dream. In fact, Blair didn’t even bring a script. Instead, employees who worked within the largest concentration of garment industry sweatshops […]

Feverish loyalty should be rewarded


Let’s be honest; there hasn’t been a busier man in Southern California over the past month than new Athletic Director Pat Haden. For a man thrust into the responsibility of reinvigorating a program that has lost some of its prestige and luster the past year, the former Rhodes Scholar has taken the bull by the […]

Rock on


Alexandra Lawn, cellist for Ra Ra Riot!, performs with the band at USC’s annual Welcome Back Concert, held Saturday in McCarthy Quad by the USC Program Board.