Countdown playlist for the Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas music is something I live for and take very seriously. Every year, I anxiously wait until the clock hits 12 a.m. on Dec. 1 when it’s socially acceptable to play Christmas music. The only downside to the holiday is the actual waiting that you have to endure before the magical day. Christmas music helps […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bilbao

On my way to work teaching English, I see that lovely blue lights have been laced up through the trees lining the streets of the city center. This is Plaza Moyua, the center of Bilbao, a roundabout that connects many different streets. It’s hard to resist baked goods from Martina de Zuricalday, a Basque bakery […]

Five places to get the best ugly Christmas sweaters

‘Tis the season for sweaters, particularly the beloved ugly Christmas sweaters that have emerged as an ironic trend. However, instead of digging through your closet for that sweater Grandma gave you five years ago, shop through the abundance of options online. Christmas sweaters not only spread holiday cheer, but also comment on the best pop […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like a London Christmas

Having lived in California my entire life, I feel like I’ve never had the full Christmas experience. There’s something about waking up every Christmas morning to sunny 60-degree blue skies that kind of takes away from the “magic” of the holiday. Every year during the holidays my family and I watch Love Actually (arguably my […]

Five dorm-friendly homemade holiday gift treats

Bright lights drape trees, and hints of peppermint, gingerbread and eggnog fill coffee shops and kitchens — the time of year we’ve all been waiting for has finally rolled around. As college students, we might not have the means to make or spend a lot on gifts for friends and family. But one of the best […]

LAPD investigating fatal crash involving USC student

A fatal collision involving a Department of Public Safety officer and a USC student is the subject of an ongoing Los Angeles Police Department investigation, according to DPS and the Los Angeles Times. The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. on Dec. 3 along Jefferson Boulevard, near USC Gate 4,  DPS Deputy Chief David Carlisle said. […]

A gift for you: Christmas albums for your study breaks

Each year, Christmas brings a few of the best artists of all time together to sing carols and traditional Christmas songs. You will hear these songs all over the radio stations starting days before Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year. Some of the top artists on the charts have capitalized on this time […]

Holiday Gift Guide

We’re here to make gift-giving season a little bit easier this year. Daily Trojan bloggers have compiled a list of presents that all your friends, from the book worm to the foodie, will be sure to love. Click on the link below to jump to each section. Happy shopping! For the book worm Compiled by […]

Troy Talk: USC vs. Stanford Pac-12 Championship grades

I thought I could smell the roses. It has been too long since I have come across that beautiful scent. Looks like Trojan fans will have to wait another year for a Rose Bowl berth, or even something greater. The Trojans finished the regular season at a disappointing 8-5, but it could have been a […]