On Friday, tens of thousands of people descended upon campus to see one man: President Barack Obama.
His visit had been the topic of conversation on campus even before it was officially announced, and students and faculty prepared for the rally that would mark only the fifth time a sitting president has visited USC. Professors cancelled classes. Students skipped study sessions. Secret Service agents searched buildings. Everyone at USC — and in Southern California — was excited for Obama.
But Friday came and went, and in its wake arose a plethora of mixed feelings. Some students were not happy that Obama’s message focused more on state and national politics than student-focused issues, while some lamented the fact that many lines to Alumni Park were poorly organized around a confusing system of different colored tickets. Many students who did not attend Obama’s speech on Friday were also upset at the inconveniences caused by having so many people on campus at once.
Still, many others felt that this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and gave the president glowing reviews on his message.
All things considered, we want to know:
What are your thoughts about Obama’s visit to USC?
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