Entries by Daily Trojan Staff

A reminder for fans familiar with success

Success isn’t a right, it’s a privilege. It is something that is earned, not merely handed over on a silver platter. Remember that, because it is too often forgotten within the confines of this campus. It’s impossible to fault anyone for thinking so, with double-digit win seasons and BCS bowl berths — and victories — […]

LA cemeteries have an aura all their own

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, Michael Jackson will finally be buried. It’s about time, especially after more than a month of public mourning that manifested itself in a larger-than-life mural of his visage on Vermont Avenue, a fashion spread in the Fall Fashion issue of Harper’s Bazaar and countless broadcasts of his decades […]

LA improv group goes to ‘Space Camp’

In elementary school, my best friend went to space camp; I still resent her for it. My parents wouldn’t let me go — they claimed it was too dangerous and expensive — so I sat on my couch while my friend twirled around with the astronauts. About 15 years later, I finally got to go […]

LAPD plays unfair in game of tag

One time in the fourth grade, a couple of my friends decided it would be funny to pour water all over a bus seat before the return leg of a three-hour class field trip. If everything went according to plan, an unsuspecting victim would sit down in said seat and react to the unfortunate discovery […]