Entries by Daily Trojan Staff

Grinding Gears: Two-point stop keeps Trojans’ year alive

Two yards. That’s all that kept USC from its season being over, its College Football Playoff hopes narrowed significantly and national championship hopes dashed. But instead, redshirt junior cornerback Ajene Harris dove and tackled Utah quarterback Troy Williams as he ran for the end zone. Williams fell two yards shy, failing to execute the two-point […]

St. Vincent proves technical prowess in Masseduction

Annie Clark, better known by her stage name St. Vincent, has earned status as a pop rock icon not just because she’s collaborated with rockstar legends Kurt Cobain and David Byrne, or because she at times sounds like a spiritual manifestation of Prince or David Bowie, but because she is the St. Vincent. Her fifth […]

The A Game: Rave culture fosters Asian American racial identity

Last December, I had a change of heart. After months of failed persuasion and coercion, I finally relented to friends and attended my first rave in San Diego. Dancing to deafening music until 4 a.m. and being surrounded by thousands of inebriated people didn’t exactly appeal to me. But by the end of the night, […]

Charity Night facilitates stand-up comedy shows

On Monday nights at Nature’s Brew, a coffee shop just north of campus, students can order their usual coffee and croissant with a side of stand-up comedy. Co-hosted by Tatiana Aarons, a junior majoring in media arts and practice, and Madeleine Hamilton,  a junior majoring in business administration, Charity Night treats audiences to a show […]

First-year popular music students showcase talent

Four bands. Twelve songs. One midterm. On Wednesday night, USC Thornton School of Music’s freshman class performed its first showcase, a live event featuring performances of pop songs from the 1950s and 1960s. For the performers, the recital doubled as a midterm assessment for their pop music class. For the audience, the concert was a […]

Spooky season: A guide to LA’s hottest haunted attractions

The transition from September to October marks a great shift in our everyday lives — sweaters are thrown on despite the 85 degree temperatures; pumpkin-flavored treats return to  every eatery; and, most importantly, Los Angeles’ scariest haunts are open for business once again. Though Knott’s Berry Farm’s haunted house and Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror […]