American college campuses have become political battlegrounds, and students are taking up arms. An annual UCLA survey shows that political engagement has reached numbers unparalleled since the study started in 1966 — the era of student protests against apartheid and the Vietnam War. To many, it feels as if political hostilities in the face of […]
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Few students on this campus have been fortunate enough to escape the classmate smitten with the sound of his or her own contrarianism — the devil’s advocate, as they often self-describe. We’ve all had the distinct displeasure of listening to them plead “not necessarily,” to the most basic of concepts, waiting around as they search […]
When the nation elected Donald Trump to the presidency last November, it was the first election in recent memory that inspired such monumental emotion. At USC, when students streamed directly to Tommy Trojan in the heart of campus, a sense of community felt immediately necessary. The next morning, there were tears, and in the months […]
Perhaps President Donald Trump was right when he claimed that climate change is a hoax — despite increasing global temperatures, there are millions of young “snowflakes” at college campuses nationwide. The so-called snowflake generation has become defined by its diplomatic, fragile, politically correct culture that, as some politicians decry, has gone too far. “The American […]
We live in our own self-imposed exile. The existence of other ways of looking at things shocks us, outrages us, drives us to action — on the streets, in the voting booths and on social media. We don’t know “how the other half lives,” and for good reason — the other side often holds views […]
America’s universities suffer from cognitive dissonance. We prop up institutions of higher education as harmonious laboratories of dialogue and marketplaces of ideas, but in reality, campuses remain divisive and polarizing. Sadly, the worst is yet to come. A 2016 Freshman Survey by the UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute found that freshmen already arrive to campus […]
Welcome to the Daily Trojan’s live blog of No. 4 USC’s season opener against Western Michigan. We’ll be providing updates and analysis as the Trojans kick off their highly-anticipated 2017 campaign.
The museum showcases 14 different art installations across various platforms inspired by Western and Asian culture.
Voting begins this week for USC’s next student leaders. Check out all of our election coverage and get to know the candidates below.