Entries by Meghan Coyle

Haden steps down from College Football Playoff selection committee

USC athletic director Pat Haden is stepping down from the College Football Playoff selection committee, Executive Director Bill Hancock announced today. “I am reluctant to step down, but my doctors advised me to reduce my traveling,” Haden said. The 62-year-old Haden has most recently been dealing with some health concerns. He felt ill on the […]

Men’s water polo looks to bounce back against Cal

After suffering a tough one-goal loss at Pacific last weekend, the No. 3-ranked USC men’s water polo team will seek to rebound on the road at No. 4 Cal on Saturday morning. The Trojans fell 8-7 to the Tigers on Oct. 25 in a tight game throughout. Pacific went ahead by two goals late in […]

Opera singer Stephanie Blythe teaches master class

On Oct. 16, internationally renowned opera singer Stephanie Blythe gave a master class in Newman Recital Hall to students through the Thornton School of Music’s Vocal Arts and Keyboard Collaborative Arts programs. Blythe maintains a reputation as one of the greatest mezzo-sopranos of her generation. Known for her thunderous voice and intelligent interpretations, the American […]

Women’s soccer returns home for conference games

The women’s soccer team will face Utah on Friday before taking on Colorado on Sunday. The Women of Troy return to McAlister Field for these two major conference games after dominating Oregon on the road last weekend. Not only is the team undefeated on their home turf this season, but it also boasts a plus-five […]

UCLA party under speculation for racist undertones

On Oct. 6, members Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and Alpha Phi sorority organized a “Kanye Western” themed party, where some students dressed in baggy garments, put on cushioned bottoms and even sported a hint of totally racist “blackface.” While the party is still under investigation by campus officials, Sigma Phi Epsilon and Alpha Phi have […]

Recent actions by DNC chair warrant her removal

For the 2008 Democratic presidential primaries, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sanctioned 26 debates. For the 2016 primaries, it has sanctioned six. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, has stood firmly by her decision to allow only six official Democratic debates, despite criticism she has received from candidates, party officials (including two vice chairs) […]