Entries by Kastalia Medrano

Dornsife College introduces new minor in Korean Studies

Beginning this semester, USC is offering a new minor in Korean Studies. The 20-unit minor will cover the political, economic, social and cultural changes in Korea. It will be interdisciplinary in nature, with course subjects spanning departments such as cinema, history, international relations, language and critical studies with a particular emphasis on Korea. There is […]

Welcome Back Concert shows indie music at its best

Saturday night’s Welcome Back Concert rocked McCarthy Quad, featuring the talents of Los Angeles’ own local indie bands Y Luv, Pepper Rabbit and, last but not least, Canadian band Tokyo Police Club. The day also included carnival activities and a performance by the Trojan Marching Band, who revealed their new covers of Kanye West’s “All […]

Constructive criticism

Now that the fall semester is underway, hopefully this is one thing we won’t have to deal with anymore.

Vice President Joe Biden visits China

Vice President Joe Biden’s four-day visit to China, constituting a significant portion of his nine-day diplomatic tour in Asia, ended this past Sunday. The purpose of the visit was to build ties with Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping, who is expected to be China’s next leader, and to further emphasize the long-term partnership between the […]

Smurf cheer can keep the blues at bay

If you need a relaxing way to celebrate a successful move-in week, look no further to break in your new Mac DVD player or minuscule Ikea couch: The Smurfs puts a modern spin on a classic childhood favorite. Not only is it the beautiful lovechild of live-action and animation, but the comedy is also in 3D. When […]

Marcus Allen on current USC running backs

Marcus Allen was a bruising running back with a nose for the end zone. His running style allowed him to become the first player in NCAA history to rush for 2,000 yards in a season and win the Heisman Trophy in 1981. Prior to being honored by the Harold Pump Foundation, Allen spoke with the […]