Best of USC: Photo Op Spots

We can all agree that USC is a picturesque campus, known for its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. But, where are the best photo op spots on campus? Mudd Hall Entranceway This Tuscan courtyard is filled with red-and-white brick arches and elegant corinthian columns, and the sounds of the water fountain add to the dreaminess of […]

Best of USC: Places to Eat on Campus

From acai bowls to burgers to ramen, USC restaurants have it all. No matter what mood you are in, USC guarantees that a restaurant will quench your cravings. Here are the top 10 places to eat on campus: Moreton Fig Located in the center of campus, this upscale dining choice is perfect for a fancier […]

Best of USC: Coffee Spots on Campus

  Ground Zero Known for their “kick back and chill” atmosphere, Ground Zero is the perfect spot to get some casual studying done or check out weekly open mic night every Monday night at 9 p.m. As a vegan, I was overjoyed when they began offering vegan shakes since I didn’t want to miss out […]

Art Appreciation at LACMA

Craving some beautiful art? Want to immerse yourself in ancient and contemporary cultural symbols? Are you searching for a place to take cool Instagrams? The Los Angeles County Museum of Art might be just the place for you. LACMA is one of the largest art museums in the West. Its vast collections include almost every […]

ISA’s Globefest Celebrates Cultural Diversity

As I continue my journey to highlight the diverse identities that make up USC, the International Student Assembly’s Globefest embodies the true togetherness and celebration of international cultures. This festival is comprised of many moving parts: photo booths, milk tea with boba, traditional Vietnamese and Chinese dance performances, a petting zoo and a special appearance […]

Behind the Desk: The Road to Editorial Director

I took over as the editorial director of the Daily Trojan in the third week of Spring 2017 after one week of shadowing my predecessor. At the beginning of the semester, I was preparing for my new role as an editorial assistant; my first big surprise on the Daily Trojan’s staff came when I learned […]

To Love and Be Loved in Thailand

When I used to think about studying abroad, the first image that came to my mind was often jet-setting across continents and visiting new cities every weekend. Unlike most people I know (looking at you, friends in Europe), I haven’t known this to be my reality and until last week I hadn’t left New Zealand […]

Sips Tea: How Being Better Can Change the World

  Usually my “Sips Tea” articles are lighthearted, fun and even a little sassy. But this week, like some weeks before, is different. I want to use this platform to talk about an important message that needs to be heard, especially after the popularity of a recently released Netflix show 13 Reasons Why has entered […]

The Genuine Freshman: Take it One Turn at a Time

    Every year, my family and I go to Colorado to ski. Over spring break, we made our annual trip to Vail.  Generally speaking, I ski blues confidently and vehemently avoid moguls and black diamond hills. However, over break, I was faced with the feat of skiing a black diamond. This was a complete […]