Bali elucidates economic disparity between lifestyles

My friends and I joke that we have vitamin D deficiency thanks to sunless Melbourne. Luckily, a cure was imminent — a 10-day holiday to Bali. Because of Australia’s proximity to Asia, I seized the opportunity to explore a new country on a continent I had never visited before. We decided to spend our university […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Women’s Student Assembly is more than partisan politics

This letter is in response to Sen. Giuseppe Robalino’s letter to the editor, published Sept. 30, entitled “Women’s Student Assembly Plays Partisan Politics.” Sen. Robalino repeatedly attempts to diminish the work WSA does by accusing us of engaging in abstract theory and partisan politics. What the senator fails to understand, however, is that patriarchy isn’t […]

COLUMN: University must step in on custodial staff’s behalf

Earlier this month, custodial workers at USC took to Trousdale Parkway to protest for higher wages and healthcare benefits, as three months have passed since their labor contract ended and negotiations so far have fallen flat. The issue isn’t new. USC’s transition to a subcontractor for its custodial services nearly 20 years ago incited workers’ […]

Rewts: It’s always tea time

Looking for a new, chill study hub where you can sip on something sweet? Rewts Tea Bar is your destination. Conveniently located on South Hoover, a hip tea bar nestled in the busy L.A. area sits across from student favorites such as the Nature’s Brew and Bacaro. Rewts Tea Bar offers visitors not only a […]

How blogging helped me find my voice

When I tell people that I want to go into a career in journalism one of the many different pessimistic or sarcastic reactions I often get is, “So do you want to start a blog or something?” Well, kind of, yes. The first time I wrote for a blog was when I studied in Madrid […]

USC Cribs: Episode 2 | Chic Chateau

In this episode of “USC Cribs,” host Drew Schwendiman visits sophomore Josie Andrews’s chic downtown apartment. Andrews is a fan of the Disney movie Tangled and aimed to channel a princess theme with her decor. She selected a black and white color scheme with lots of pink accents. The furniture is an eclectic mix of […]