Entries by Emma Peplow

Blacclites uses virtual reality to create immersive depiction of culture and oppression

Utilizing dancers with white body paint and face makeup dancing against a rainbow background and warriors dancing against curtains and murals, Blacclites is an experimental project that combines practical and aesthetic elements to portray racism and oppression. The six-minute film was created as a project for the USC Jaunt Cinematic Virtual Reality Lab that revolves […]

Missing student found safe

Missing student William Goodeve, a rising senior majoring in cinema and media studies, was found safe on Monday evening and returned to the care of his mother, according to Department of Public Safety Chief John Thomas. Goodeve had been reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on June 25 after reportedly failing to return […]

Top-ranked basketball recruit Taeshon Cherry commits to USC

Highly touted forward Taeshon Cherry committed to USC on Friday, continuing head coach Andy Enfield’s impressive recruiting campaign the last few seasons. ESPN ranks him as a five-star recruit. Cherry announced his commitment on Twitter with a picture of himself in a USC uniform. Cherry, who averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds a game at […]

USC student reported missing in downtown Los Angeles

William Goodeve, a rising senior majoring in cinema and media studies, was reported missing to the Los Angeles Police Department on June 25 after reportedly failing to return to his off-campus apartment for 36 hours and exhibiting unusual behavior. According to a news release published on the Los Angeles Police Department website on June 29, […]

New mobility hub at USC Village aims to help students beat LA traffic

With limited parking spaces, unreliable Uber drivers, and confusing public transit schedules, transportation around USC and the greater Los Angeles area is often a difficult task. The URB-E Mobility Hub, set to open in the USC Village this summer, aims to provide students and faculty with the information and tools to help make their commutes […]

In Photos: LA Pride and #ResistMarch

Daily Trojan photographer Adrian Hernandez captured the scene at the LA Pride #ResistMarch on June 11 in Hollywood. Instead of using the event to celebrate strides of the past, the organizers asked that this year, participants “march to ensure our collective futures.” The march drew tens of thousands of people. “This was my first Pride […]

Imagine Dragons bring hits to life in Virtual Reality concert

While there was no lightning on Thursday, thunder erupted inside the Belasco Theater as Imagine Dragons took the stage for an intimate concert with L.A. fans. The show was first in a four-part virtual reality concert series hosted by Citi, Live Nation and NextVR, and was recorded in VR for fans to enjoy at home. […]

Will Ferrell hits all the high notes in address to Class of 2017

“And I will always love you, class of 2017, I will always love you,” sang comedian Will Ferrell to end his keynote speech to the more than 17,000 graduates at the 134th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday. The main ceremony, which took place in Alumni Park, featured speeches by USC President C. L. Max Nikias, […]