Entries by Alexis Driggs

Finding cold soup for warm weather

The other day, I noticed an odd amount of carrots in my refrigerator and decided to do something with them. Normally I would make carrot cake, but given the fact that I gave up sweets for lent, carrot cake was not an option. Instead, I recalled a warm ginger carrot soup I’d had before but […]

Weekend releases shouldn’t topple ‘Captain America’

With the Spring season finally in swing, box office releases are beginning to roll out at a much higher rate. This weekend will have three major releases, all catering to different types of demographics. The main question is can any topple the behemoth that is Captain America: Winter Soldier? Rio 2 is the follow up […]

Students hold discussion with director John Singleton on ‘Higher Learning’, on-campus race relations

Students gathered to discuss the current climate of race, class and social structure in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Thursday night with USC alumnus and award-winning director John Singleton. Prior to the discussion, students screened John Singleton’s 1995 film Higher Learning, a movie focused on the personal and social progression of a group of diverse […]

Price professor selected to National Park System committee

The National Park System announced April 8 that USC Price School of Public Policy professor James Ferris has been selected to serve on the NPS philanthropy and partnerships committee. According to a USC press release, the committee has the responsibility of advising the NPS on how to best align its policies to a set new […]

Intersection of music and sport forms new media monolith

Sports and music have always been not-so-strange bedfellows — just look at Sheryl Crowe and Lance Armstrong, or Madonna and Alex Rodriguez, to name a few. But in recent years, this marriage has gone beyond celebrity relationships as the institutions themselves are becoming increasingly “synonymous.” Each passing year, it seems like there are more references […]

New USG senators present campaign platforms

The first meeting of the new USG Senate kicked off on Tuesday night, featuring the newly appointed senators presenting their campaign platforms. Commuter senators stressed USG’s role in connecting students who live off campus to the greater student body. “I want to make commuters feel more connected to campus, so they feel like they’re part […]

USC Keck study compares colorblindness in pre-school boys

A new study conducted by the USC Keck School of Medicine and published in the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology deduced that Caucasian pre-school boys are more likely to suffer from color blindness when compared with African American boys of the same age. The study, which sampled 4,005 children, ages 3-6 in Los […]

Fantasy baseball draft: Week one review

Just like that, the MLB season is already a week underway. We’ve already seen some amazing action, like Giancarlo Stanton’s 484 foot moon shot, Mike Trout’s contract-validating first at bat home run and the fact that Grady Sizemore is still healthy after four long, instant replay-filled games. While the first week is incredibly entertaining for […]

Former USC football player’s suit against doctor may be postponed

On April 2, a judge stated that the trial of Armond Armstead, a former USC defensive football player, may be pushed back to next year. Armstead claims that team doctors gave him medications that led to a heart attack and hurt his chances as an NFL player. Currently, the trial is set for June 23, but […]