Entries by Judy Cai

To Pen a Butterfly: Honoring Common and his music this Black History Month

To be young, gifted and black; oh what a lovely, precious dream. Nina Simone’s tribute to the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry in the opening stanza of her song “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” has been echoed in the music of acclaimed artists such as Aretha Franklin and Rapsody, but the sentiment itself has had […]

Ask Hecuba: Friendless in Fluor Tower

Dear Hecuba, My first semester is almost done and I feel like I don’t fit in at USC. I didn’t get into the club I wanted to join and I didn’t rush, so I’m going to have to wait until next year to find out if I even get into a sorority that I like. […]

Love U: More than friends but not official

Casual dating is defined as: two people who may or may not share an emotional and sometimes physical relationship without the expectation that it will turn into something official. I’d like to start off by saying to all of the women who are perfectly content with casually dating someone, this by no means is intended […]

Love U: A leap of faith in love

Our two-month relationship felt like a two-year one sped up with the same exhaustive intensity. During that short window of time, there were no mediocre moments spent together. It became obvious that our personalities were the instantaneously compatible kind. On our first date, it was as if we had fast forwarded to the depth that […]

10 Tips on Maintaining a Year-Round Beach Body

Avoid foods you KNOW are bad for you. If the food seems unclean and bad for you, you’re probably right. Specifically, try to refrain from junk food, processed foods, fast food, and edibles that are high in carbs, fat, oil, or sugar. If you are hungry and looking for a quick meal, opt for healthy […]

Sex and the Campus: “All About Sex”

Welcome to Sex and the Campus, a weekly column where I discuss all things love and relationships. It should be noted that I do not claim to be any kind of expert in either area. Dating is hard, but hopefully reading this column won’t be. If you have any burning questions about love and relationships, […]