Millennials must have standards for candidates


Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that he was absolutely, unequivocally not running for president. And for the sake of this country, I sincerely hope he’s telling the truth. Aside from the general distaste of all things Silicon Valley left over from my few years living in the East Bay, what concerns me most […]

Editorial Board: Latest scandal means USC must be proactive


Seven years after both USC’s basketball and football teams suffered crippling sanctions for players on both teams receiving improper benefits, the athletic program finds itself in the same situation — except under much more damning circumstances. Tuesday’s news that four college basketball assistant coaches — including the Trojans’ associate men’s basketball coach Tony Bland — […]

Counterpoint: Racism, protesting the national anthem are both unpatriotic


There are two great sins against the American experiment in my book. The first is routinely committed by President Donald Trump. It is not the “betrayal of American ideals” so many on the left routinely accuse the president of committing. Rather, it’s the distortion of American patriotism Trump displays whenever he’s talking to an organization […]

Point: Recognize the patriotism of football players who protest


Taking a knee in football used to be a quarterback’s uncontroversial, but vital play. But following President Donald Trump’s tweet that NFL players who kneeled during the national anthem should be fired, the move has become American football’s choice method of protest and a hotbed of debate. Some have lamented the politicization of the NFL […]

Cross Section: Celebrate women in film for more than gender


Joining the buzz around current cinematic releases, director Darren Aronofsky’s mother!  has certainly risen to the top of the filmgoing conscience. Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, the film is a disturbing tale of a young woman who lives alone with her older poet husband in the countryside, and the horrifying turn of events that […]

USC must prioritize reproductive health


On Sept. 7, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced controversial changes she intended to implement at the Department of Education regarding Title IX, a law requiring gender equity in institutions receiving federal funding. While these changes specifically affect campus sexual assault, another issue involving gender inequality on college campuses has gone widely ignored for years: […]

Playing Politics: Millennials’ interests depend on them voting


This Tuesday, National Voter Registration Day comes around once again. This time last year, I took some time to harp on the civic necessity of voter registration; happily, and with that same sense of American urgency, I’m here to do it again. I’ll spare you the lofty ideals of civic duty, political efficacy, the American […]