Entries by Jordyn Holman

USC blows out Cal for 10th straight win over Bears

With Stanford looming on the schedule next week and California possessing a powerful passing attack, Saturday’s matchup between USC and the Golden Bears seemed like it might be a potential “trap game” for the Trojans. But an explosive first half that featured two punt returns for touchdowns from sophomore wideout Nelson Agholor quickly dispelled that […]

Trojans silence Beavers with 31-14 victory

Redshirt sophomore running back Javorius “Buck” Allen rushed for 133 yards and three touchdowns, and the USC defense shut out Oregon State in the second half as the Trojans knocked off the Beavers 31-14 on Friday in Corvallis, Ore. “I’m just really happy for our football family,” interim head coach Ed Orgeron said. “I’m really […]

Independent Student Productions brings Macbeth to USC

Shakespeare’s Macbeth will open Halloween night at USC’s Massman Theatre.  The play, produced by Independent Student Productions, takes a creative approach to Macbeth  by shifting the gender dynamics and presenting the play in a timeless setting. The director, Elisabeth Morgan, a senior majoring in theatre and English, drew inspiration from studying abroad in London. After […]

Robert Glasper returns with more talk, less action on new album

If one’s ever heard of Robert Glasper, they’ve probably heard something about him singlehandedly saving jazz music from extinction, waking black musicians out of their stupor, or any number of other equally hyperbolic nuggets of rhetoric. While it may not achieve all of these lofty goals, there is no denying that with Black Radio 2, […]

Artist Sheperd Fairey surprises two USC classes

Graphic artist Shepard Fairey, designer of the Barack Obama Hope poster, surprised two USC classes yesterday by dropping in to explain his life’s work of exposing cultural truths and inspiring social change through graphic and street art. Students in the School of Cinematic Arts’ IML 420: “New Media for Social Change” and the Roski School […]

Arcade Fire reflects changing times on newest studio album

More than any other era of recorded music since Edison’s wax cylinders, the modern listener enjoys complete freedom in how they acquire music. Spotify, iTunes, piracy, radio, YouTube — the list goes on and on. But the one format that seems to be the most rare nowadays are the “little silver discs” that Arcade Fire […]

USC gets swept on road trip

The USC women’s soccer team suffered two close losses on their road swing this weekend, falling to Colorado 2-1 on Friday and Utah 1-0 on Sunday. The results knocked the Women of Troy, who have now lost three straight since their upset of No. 8 Stanford, to 6-9-2 overall and 1-6-1 in the Pac-12. The squad showed promise […]

USC alumnus Bill Sharman dies at 87

Bill Sharman, a USC alumnus and former coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, passed away Friday in his home in Redondo Beach, Calif. He was 87 years old. Sharman was well known for his basketball success and was nicknamed “Bullseye Bill” for his efficacy at the free-throw line. He is also ranked in the top 25 […]

Torn struggles to carry out its intended message

In post-9/11 America, it’s no mystery that racism against the Muslim-American community has increased dramatically. Islamophobia is running rampant, and the new film Torn attempts to expose this issue by exploring the aftermath of a suburban bombing. But while the film has good intentions, the film misses the mark and struggles to rise above the […]

Villaraigosa will teach policy at USC

Former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been appointed a professor of practice at the USC Price School of Public Policy. The university announced Villaraigosa’s appointment in a press release on Friday. The title of “professor of practice” is reserved for individuals who have made “significant contributions in the public practice of their field of expertise,” according […]