UCLA Student Body President: A bet is a bet

USC Student Body President Rini Sampath and I made a bet. The wager was that the president of the school that lost in Saturday’s game had to write something nice in the opposing school’s newspaper. Daily Trojan, here I am sticking to my word. While I am sad that the Bruins lost, I am honored […]

FOMO can be motivation, not isolation, for college seniors

No one likes to miss out. This is especially true for millennials tied to their phones, scrolling through Instagram timelines, refreshing Periscope live streams and watching Snapchat stories like it’s a reflex. If you wanted to, you could go a whole day knowing how your friends, classmates and that one person you once saw on […]

Gift-giving on a college student budget

Before going home for winter break, many of us will find ourselves participating in a holiday gift exchange. Be it for a Secret Santa with coworkers or for a holiday dinner with friends, buying presents can often leave us feeling strapped for cash. To save you from this pre-holiday stress, I’ve compiled a list of […]

“Thanksgiving” in London

It’s always weird spending a Thanksgiving away from home. The tradition of spending those few days with family while you stuff your face with turkey is a solidified routine for most Americans, so I really had no idea what to expect spending my first Thanksgiving in another country. Because Thanksgiving doesn’t exist in the U.K., […]

Love U: On the dangers of a bubble-wrapped relationship

From break ups to make ups and everything in between, “Love U” captures the nuances of college students’ relationships. “Love U” runs in DeeTs on Mondays.   A bubble. For exactly a year and three months, I was trapped in a bubble that my ex-boyfriend and I had enveloped ourselves in. When someone suddenly comes […]

Clay Helton named permanent head coach

Just a couple days after the Trojans defeated crosstown rival UCLA for the first time in four seasons, Clay Helton has been named the USC football program’s permanent head coach, athletic director Pat Haden announced Monday morning. The 43-year old Helton, who previously took over on an interim basis for Steve Sarkisian on Oct. 12, […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. UCLA grades

The Trojan faithful came back from a week of family and turkey to witness a truly tremendous sight. Legendary guitarist Slash opened up with the national anthem and the largest crowd of the year at 84,000 was ready to take back the Victory Bell. It really never looked good in baby blue anyway. Coach Clay […]

Dutch Girl at USC: Watching the European refugee crisis unfold from abroad

This past summer, Europe entered what might become known as the most monumental migration crisis in recorded history. As capacity for Syrian and Iraqi refugees in surrounding countries such as Turkey and Lebanon was reached, boatloads of desperate families started to arrive in Greece. Not all boats made it safely across the water. Images such […]