Language barriers cause culture shock

I thought that part of studying abroad in an English-speaking country such as England meant that I would be spared the confusion and hassle of living in a place where communicating with the locals is difficult and generally awkward. I was wrong. It’s not that I can’t understand the people here; I can, most of the […]

USC swim cruises on without Franklin

Two summers ago, 17-year-old Missy Franklin introduced herself to the world as the United States’ biggest swimming phenom since Michael Phelps. After winning five medals (four gold) and setting two world records at the 2012 London Olympics, she sat down for a delightfully bubbly interview with NBC’s Bob Costas, which, according to my lengthy internet […]

Government should support 9/11 museum

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum revealed last week that the museum would be asking for a $24 admission fee, according to CNN. But those who have resorted to blaming the museum for the high cost are holding the wrong people accountable. The ticket price was set and approved by the memorial’s board of […]