Trojans team in class all on its own


I remember 2004 and 2005 just as much as the next person. It was a time defined by wardrobe malfunctions, Shaq and Kobe’s split, a search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and, yes, USC’s dominance on the football field. Sure, who doesn’t like a national championship-caliber team now and again, but sometimes you just […]

Smooth tunes


Ferrante Combo bandmembers Carlo Kretzschmar, a graduate student studying jazz studies (right), and Michael Czaja, a junior majoring in jazz studies, play as part of the first Thornton School of Music Jazz Night Series at Ground Zero Performance Café on Thursday. Six more will be held on Thursdays from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Disney movies assert nobility with nostalgic magnetism


What film last weekend swatted away the heavy hitter Moneyball, took down the family adventure Dolphin Tale and proved girls would pick wild fauna over Taylor Lautner? The Lion King, of course. Disney’s 3-D re-release of the 1994 classic, which has netted $66.4 million so far, has cast such a siren song over the country […]

Discriminatory event overshadows message


How much are you worth? According to UC Berkeley College Republicans, I am worth $1 for being Latina. But because I’m a female, I’m eligible for a $0.25 discount. How generous. On Tuesday, UC Berkeley College Republicans hosted a satirical bake sale, titled “Increase Diversity” bake sale. At the event, cupcakes were available for purchase, […]