Nepal’s devastation requires world aid

On April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the small, mountainous country of Nepal. The death toll so far has topped 5,000 and is expected to rise. A poor country with very little infrastructure, Nepal has a long road ahead to rebuild. Not even 10 years have passed since the end of its civil war, and […]

Five takeaways from freshman year

Independence isn’t everything. Despite everything your parents, high school teachers, guidance counselors, and friends already in college have said, college isn’t just about being independent. Sure, it’s a big part of learning to live on your own, but during your first year away, there is a lot of support available for you. Chat up your […]

Cooling off with homemade popsicles for the summer

Summer is just around the corner, so you can expect Los Angeles heat waves to be hitting campus right about now. Instead of stretching yourself in front of AC or taking a dip in one of the many fountains on campus, cool off with easy-­to-­make popsicles! I don’t know about you, but as a kid, in […]

Sexual battery suspect taken into custody

The Los Angeles Police Department arrested 21-year-old Javier David Cardosa on Tuesday in connection with a series of sexual batteries in the University Park area. Dept. of Public Safety Deputy Chief David Carlisle said Cardosa, a South Los Angeles resident, has no affiliation with the university. Over the past two months DPS and LAPD collaborated […]

A tribute to a storied journalist

This article has nothing to do with USC sports. For my last column of the year, I will be going on a completely personal tangent. But if you enjoyed any of the other articles I’ve written in my Daily Trojan career, then bear with me for just a bit. When I look back on my […]