Georgia Tech wrecks uninspired Trojans in Sun Bowl

For a team that started the season ranked the No. 1 squad in the country, the 2012 USC Trojans’ fall might be unparalleled. And the fiasco reached its climax in El Paso on a windy Monday afternoon. After a season that saw USC (7-6, 5-4 Pac-12) lose five games for the first time since 2001, […]

LAPD search campus for narcotics suspect

Police officers pursuing a narcotics suspect on Saturday searched Heritage Hall after receiving reports that the suspect might have entered the building, but did not detain the suspect on campus, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers attempted to detain the suspect in the University Village after seeing him toss narcotics, said Lieutenant Vargas […]

University announces new safety policies for spring semester

The Dept. of Public Safety, along with Student Affairs, plans to implement new security measures related to entering the University Park Campus and residential halls, effective the beginning of the 2013 spring semester. Though the Halloween shooting on campus that left four people injured sped up the implementation of these new measures, the departments had […]

City council approves $1 billion plan to build The Village

After more than a decade of planning, USC’s $1 billion plan to turn the University Village into The Village at USC was approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles City Council. The $1 billion project is expected to create approximately 4,000 new construction jobs and 8,000 permanent jobs, with a 30 percent local hiring promise. The […]

Family films suffer during the holidays

Movie theaters have hosted many record-breaking blockbusters this holiday season – the most notable being Breaking Dawn II and Skyfall. The Twilight finale was number one its premiere weekend and grossed $43.6 million. Skyfall, thanks to a $50.5 million five-day gross and a $221.1 million total, is not only the highest grossing of the franchise, […]

Holiday tree debate unnecessarily divisive

With the waves of tolerance that have been sweeping this nation off its feet, it’s no stretch to say that times are indeed changing. Ironically, even though tolerance is associated with the crumbling of walls, it also creates conflicts that pit groups against each other, such as the debate over the annual Rhode Island Statehouse […]

Why you shouldn’t skip the Sun Bowl

The setup is less than ideal. Playing in the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, against a 6-7 team from the ACC? Not exactly somebody’s ideal New Year’s Eve plans. Throw in the fact that kickoff is set for 11 a.m. on the west coast and I’m starting to question just how many people will […]