USC Village debuts a variety of new dining options


The USC Village will introduce new shops, dining options and study spaces for students, adding hundreds of thousands of square feet to USC to invigorate campus life. The USC Village will include an array of food options for students looking for a quick bite between classes this fall. Some highlights include: RANCE’S CHICAGO PIZZA Founder […]

The ultimate bucket list: a guide to pastimes in Los Angeles


In Los Angeles, it’s all about finding a niche. It’s about making and recreating oneself. It’s all about owning the city, while finding places one can explore and discover — alone or with others. Little personal things, such as having a coffee shop to escape to, or a restaurant with a favorite dish, can help […]

Four relaxing weekend escapes away from the city


The beginning of the semester signals the start of a torrent of academic commitments, late nights and other stressors. To satisfy the inevitable need for a mental break, these four obscure getaways are perfect, affordable weekend escapes. HICKSVILLE TRAILER PALACE At an undisclosed location deep in Joshua Tree National Park, a two-hour drive from L.A., […]

Indian Ink is a charged read


For his annual summer reading list, President C. L. Max Nikias compiled a list of four books he felt were of exceptional merit. While not mandatory reads, Nikias expressed in a letter to the student body that the works could be used in “creating a common ground for discussions in the coming academic year.” One […]

Multitude of options and opportunities await students at and beyond USC


Amid the sea of flashy USC lanyards and twin XL packaged sheets, the end of August will bring a wave of new faces to campus. Being thrust into a completely new world that has its own ins and outs, secret language and way of life is intimidating. But for the first semester, students have the […]

Quirky museums showcase LA’s underground counterculture


With heavy hitters like  the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Getty Center right in USC’s backyard, Los Angeles is undoubtedly a world-class destination for the fine arts. But really, you can only look at so many pleasant post-impressionist paintings before you start to crave something a little quirkier, and a little more […]

Warrior-Scholar Project aims to help veterans make academic progress


The Warrior-Scholar Project returns for its third year at USC to provide a week-long academic training and guidance for veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Dubbed a “boot camp” by the Los Angeles Times, the program is intense, filled with rigorous lectures and discussions. When asked what sets the Warrior-Scholar Project apart from other […]