Ask Hecuba: Ghosting

Hey Hecuba, When is it appropriate to ghost somebody? Ghosting, in case you don’t know what it is, is the act of suddenly disappearing from somebody’s life, usually in romantic contexts. Thanks, Disappearing in Doheny Hi Disappearing, While ghosting is never the most mature way to handle a situation, it’s understandable that this method is […]

Ask Hecuba: Lonely in Leavey

Hecuba, how do I get a boyfriend? — Lonely in Leavey   Dear Lonely,   Although you’re feeling lonely, I can assure you that you’re not alone in this situation. For the many of us who aren’t Helen of Troy, countless hours have been spent pondering the ancient questions of when and where we’ll find […]

Ask Hecuba: Feminism? It’s All Greek to Me!

Who came up with the stupid feminist statue? F*** this statue. I hope somebody tears it down. — Sexist in South Central Dear Sexist, In the winter of 2014, USC President C.L. Max Nikias first invited me to campus, but it took a few years for me to arrive! I’m thrilled to finally be here, […]

Ask Hecuba

Dear readers, Last week, the Trojan Family welcomed Hecuba, Queen of Troy and the female counterpart to Tommy Trojan, to campus. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve enlisted the legendary ruler to take your anonymous questions and tackle your problems! As the ancient mother of 19 children, she’s seen it all and has centuries […]

Ask Tiffany: How to deliver a mic drop

Looking back, what has surprised you most about college? Based on your answer, do you have any advice? I chose to answer this question with every intention of devising some heartwarming and profound revelation as a convenient conclusion to this column. When it came time to brainstorm my answer, however, I found myself stymied, unable […]

Ask Tiffany: Debarking from the senioritis struggle bus

I’m a senior and the struggle is real. Like really real right now. Graduation is fast approaching and I don’t give a sh-t about classes because they don’t mean anything. Plus, I haven’t a clue what I want to do. In an effort to escape my responsibilities, I am overextending myself in things outside of […]

Ask Tiffany: Friends’ Facebook ruse lead to freshmen blues

I’m a freshman, and I’m still struggling to find my group of friends here. It’s difficult because on Facebook and Instagram I see all my friends from high school having so much fun at their own schools with their new friends, and I have nothing really to compete with. I’m afraid that this school wasn’t […]

Ask Tiffany: Love FOMO before the “diplomo”

  I’m pretty sure I have a huge crush on my best friend, but I’m scared to tell him because I’m afraid he won’t feel the same way and it will ruin our friendship. Also, we’re seniors so I just don’t really see how this would even work out after graduating … what should I […]

Ask Tiffany: On being a good friend to a bad one

My relationship with one of my best friends has fizzled over the past couple years. She’s dealing with a lot of personal problems, and while I am more than happy to be there for her, she has a tendency to lash out at those closest to her — she needs to bring those around her down […]

Ask Tiffany: DIY: Breaking the ice with a hottie

I haven’t had a crush on anyone in like, centuries. But there’s this one guy at work that I’m stupid hung up on. We don’t work the same shift, I’ve only run into him a few times, and we barely know each other. How can I find an excuse to talk to him? We aren’t even […]