Self-education is vital to political engagement

If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a presidential election taking place. No, I’m not referring to the one on the USC campus for Undergraduate Student Government but instead the one for the White House. The bid for the U.S. presidency is revving up today, as all the candidates stump across Iowa and the state’s […]

Being a first generation college student

There are many adjectives which first-generation college students may use to describe themselves: fearless, proud and revolutionary are just some of them. For me, being a first-generation student means not only taking on the role of a leader in my own community but also challenging the ideals that have for a very long time been […]

Women of Troy pull away in victory over Utes

Sadie Edwards was unstoppable today, making lay-ups, forcing turnovers, and hitting 3-pointers as the Women of Troy cruised to a 70-59 victory over host Utah on the road Friday night. The sophomore guard led all scorers with a season-high 24 points to go along with four steals and a pair of blocks. “I was just aggressive from […]

The perks of being opinionated

I haven’t done the math, but I’m almost positive that I’ve spent more time in the Daily Trojan newsroom than in my own apartment this week. I’m the editorial director of the Daily Trojan, which means that I manage the Opinion section — I assign pitches, write a column, edit stories, assign artwork and make the layout […]

Reflections of a Former Spring Admit

January at USC brings many things: colder weather, a new semester and a fresh new crop of students — in this case, the spring admit portion of the class of 2019. To some, being a spring admit is a blessing in disguise, while to others, it’s the make or break point in deciding whether or […]

Three wake-me-up alternatives to coffee

Like most overwhelmed, exhausted college students, I am hooked on coffee. I have come to love coffee’s unique aroma and crisp, bold flavor. Honestly speaking, at this point, coffee is basically the sole reason I pull myself out of bed for 8 a.m. classes. I start my days with a grande dark roast from Starbucks […]