Entries by Meghan Coyle

Report leaked information for sake of transparency

America is, first and foremost, a democracy. While the definition can get muddled from time to time — especially within partisan politics — one of the main guiding principles of democracy is transparency. Transparency within the government means that citizens know their President’s actions, along with an understanding of his or her policies. Now that […]

Stolen information poses a serious ethical dilemma

Over the past few weeks, WikiLeaks has been releasing hoards of hacked emails allegedly recovered from the account of John Podesta, the chairman of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Last Thursday, private researchers said that Russian actors were likely behind the hack. The Podesta leaks come in the wake of numerous other hacks by […]

DarkMatter performs intimate poetry session

Alok Vaid-Menon blew into the microphone. The two poets combined an intoxicating rustle with a subtle whistle through the loop station. They added layer after layer of subtle sounds that became water crashing on shore. The audience remained silent in awe as they created a painting with their lips. They lifted their hand from the […]

Thornton Symphony performs famous dance music

The USC Thornton Symphony performed music inspired by the world of dance Friday evening in Bovard Auditorium, as part of their “Dance as Music” concert. Led by resident conductor Sharon Lavery, the orchestra performed Igor Stravinsky’s “Petrushka” and Maurice Ravel’s “Bolero.” Stravinsky’s composed his ballet “Petrushhka” following his successful and well-recognized ballet “The Firebird.” Perhaps […]

Unruh Institute hosts panel on race in the presidential election

The Unruh Institute of Politics hosted a panel discussion which explored the importance of diversity, demography and race in the 2016 election on Tuesday evening at Ground Zero. Moderator Dan Schnur described this demography as the “new electorate,” capable of altering the voting trends of the election. The panel featured Mike Madrid of public affairs […]

Life is Beautiful Festival set to take over Las Vegas next weekend

What started as a smaller event has boomed into a must-go to festival for Las Vegas locals and an entertaining weekend getaway for others. Downtown Las Vegas will transform itself to host the fourth annual Life is Beautiful music festival next weekend. Different from other music festivals, Life is Beautiful showcases art, food, comedy and […]

Unruh Institute hosts panel on 2016 election

The Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted a “Road to the White House” event Tuesday to discuss the The event featured a panel consisting of Anthony Boulahoud, a member of the USC College Democrats; Robert Shrum, who serves as the USC Dornsife Carmen H. and Louis Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics; Mary Perez, Vice […]

Panel discusses the future of renewable energy

The Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism hosted the “Future of Energy” forum on Tuesday night in the Wallis Annenberg Hall lobby. The panel aimed to discuss the transition of energy in the coming years to meet the needs of a growing global population and to address some of the major environmental challenges of our […]

Album review: Grouplove’s “Big Mess”

Grouplove’s much awaited third studio album dropped  Friday. The indie pop group has been on a one year  hiatus and hasn’t released an album since September 2013. The album, Big Mess, is said to be a tribute to lead singers Hannah Hooper and Christian Zucconi’s baby girl. The album kicks off with the single “Welcome […]