Signing day is a false sign of success


Tomorrow marks one of the single most hectic days on the sports calendar — National Signing Day. If a petition does not yet exist to make this day a national holiday in the United States, then we’ve failed as a society. If the United States’ 21st century obsession with reality television is any indication, then […]

Walk, don’t run through Chinatown


I didn’t realize how close Chinatown was to USC until I started training for my first marathon last year. One day, on an out-and-back run past Downtown Los Angeles, I accidentally stumbled upon the embellished dragon gateway that marks the entrance. So this was Chinatown. I’d been before. In third grade, my class took a field […]

Super Bowl commercials distract from game


Though most people use commercial time to refill snacks or browse Instagram, I become mesmerized by the clever catchphrases and celebrity appearances. My affinity for commercials is capitalism at its finest. But I’m not ashamed of it. I wouldn’t have found out about Pillow Pets from anywhere else.   As I type this, Super Bowl […]