The Ethics of Driverless Cars


For those that haven’t been keeping track of the auto industry recently, it has become clear that autonomous vehicles will be a part of the future of mass transportation in this country. This view has been greatly bolstered by the September release of the first United States government guidelines on autonomous vehicles, which broadly outline […]

Mom’s Pick: Mothership Connection


This week on Mom’s Pick, I’m exploring the eighth wonder of the world: Parliament’s funky album from 1976, Mothership Connection. Surprisingly, I don’t even think this album belonged to my mom; If anything, it’s probably my dad’s. Nonetheless, it’s still in the family, just the wrong parent. To be perfectly honest, I really can’t imagine either […]

Ask Hahney: Networking


Q: Do you have any advice for networking with internship coworkers and professors in a meaningful way? Thanks! — Shy and struggling “Trojan family, trojan family, trojan family!!” If you didn’t hear this phrase more than 34647132 times during orientation, perhaps you were at a different school’s. USC has one of the strongest alumni networks I’ve ever […]

Eat food and love yourself


As both a teenage girl and an avid foodie (the kind of foodie that eats a lot and thinks about food too much, rather than the kind of foodie that tries new things and dines out lavishly), the conflicts between food, nutrition, body image and self-love are all too real, and all to unwelcomed. In […]

Organ Music on Friday Nights


Going to church on a Friday night is definitely an anomaly to my typical weekend routine. In fact, before this semester I never did go to church on a regular basis. However, things changed around for me when I started studying the pipe organ as one of my electives at the Thornton School of Music. […]

4 Recipes To Try On Your Next Camping Trip


As USC students, we have the opportunity to camp at incredible sites around California. There are campgrounds all over the state at spots like Joshua Tree, Yosemite, Black Mountain, and Death Valley to name just a few. These places have amazing scenery and provide a break from South Central. The only thing that could improve […]

I Got 99 Problems, But A Registration Date Ain’t One


I actually wore a sweater this week! Finally. But it was a short-lived celebration that quickly resulted in what would be a classic scene from Punk’d. Although Ashton Kutcher wasn’t there to personally laugh at me, the overcast clouds clearing out before noon was indication enough that I had made the wrong outfit choice. We […]

Megan’s Midterms Survival Guide


Midterm season has begun! Although it feels like we have only been in school for a couple of days, the reality is that we are halfway finished with the Fall semester. I know that when I flipped the page in my weekly planner yesterday my heart quite literally skipped a beat. Three midterms in the […]

A trek to knowledge: the High Atlas


Imagine lying on a rooftop, in pitch black, gazing at the stars. Your zenith is the Milky Way galaxy, a visual cloud of clustered stars with a faint color of silver and deep purple. This mesmerizing sight was my view for two nights in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco, the largest mountain range in […]

Diary of an Undecided Freshman: Picking GE’s


As an undecided freshman who had – and still has- no idea what she wants to study or what she wants to be, freshman orientation was crazy, absolutely crazy. I was completely unsure about what I wanted to study and had no idea what a GE was. So here is my completely random schedule that […]