Onus falls on us to protect USC spirit

When the year began, I was warned that, despite any attempt to put a positive spin on a controversial situation, one truth would remain: The Trojans’ athletic program is fatally flawed. People near and far continued to tell me this year would be the first of a long, dark period for USC athletics. Nine months […]


Dan Schnur, the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, speaks at a panel titled “The First 100 Days of Jerry Brown” yesterday in Taper Hall. About 50 people attended the event, in which panelists discussed what the Brown administration has accomplished thus far.

McCourt not to blame for Dodgers mess

Frank McCourt is in the poor house, and Major League Baseball recently took steps to ensure his financial problems no longer affect the Los Angeles Dodgers’ day-to-day operations. McCourt, who is in the middle of a lengthy and heavily publicized divorce trial with ex-wife Jamie McCourt, had spent so much money on his lavish lifestyle […]