Entries by Eileen Toh

General Education S4E6: Hate Speech on Campus

How should USC handle a student group that other student groups say promotes hate speech? Nearly 30 students silently walked out of an event last Thursday featuring Michael Knowles, a far-right commentator and author. The talk was hosted by conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom. Protestors called on USC to revoke YAF’s status as […]

General Education S4E5: Confronting Controversy

USC celebrated the inauguration of its 12th president last Friday, after multiple scandals rocked the University and prompted the resignation of former president Max Nikias. Music by Joakim Karud. Find us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Internet Cultured: TikTok’s sudden fame will not wear off anytime soon

Last fall, I wrote one of my first columns about Vine, the iconic six-second looping video app that was laid to rest in 2017. At the time, Vine’s now-historic videos were still widely circulating on Twitter, where they were almost memorialized for their impact on modern-day internet culture. From how users employ sound effects, punch […]

SCA hosts film festival highlighting female creatives

“The stories of women — particularly from other countries — are not so often told,” said Dana Wilsey, chief operations officer of The 49% Film Festival. “And many people have no idea what’s happening around the world, so we want to bring [these stories] to them in a way that they can see. We want […]

Rhythm and News S3E1: Combining Perspectives — Student Art Outside Roski

Listen to “Combining Perspectives: Student Art Outside Roski” on Spreaker. Sophomore neuroscience and cognitive science student Alexia Sambrano draws from mental health, sexuality and femininity for her paintings and prints featured in Divine Femininity, a student-curated art exhibition. Arts and Entertainment Editor Isa Uggetti sat down with Sambrano to talk about her process for the […]

Let’s Wine Down: Ranking the most Instagrammable wines

There is no shame in admitting that some of us drink wine for the aesthetics. It wouldn’t be the first time someone daydreams of standing on the rooftop with a glass of red wine in hand overlooking the city’s skyline. Can’t you just imagine that Instagram-worthy shot? One of the great things about wine is […]

General Education S4E4: Familiar Face, New School

Listen to “Familiar Face, New School” on Spreaker. In advance of Carol Folt’s inauguration this Friday, this week we’ll be taking a quick look at our new Vice President of Student Affairs, Winston Crisp, who is a colleague of Folt’s from the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. Music by Joakim Karud. Find us on Apple […]