A Guide to Being a Feminist for Men

The only way for feminism to prevail is to have cooperation on both sides — because ultimately, men and women are forced to coexist either way. Therefore, we might as well try our best to get to know each other even though we’ll never really know what it’s like to be each other. Having  respect […]

With a Twist: Staying Organized this Semester

It’s midterm season, which means it is time to get organized. I’m not just talking about sorting your class notes that you scribbled in random notebooks — being organized this semester is more than just schoolwork. Since we are midway through the semester, it is important to reevaluate different aspects of your life and improve […]

AI, Technology, and Sexism

Why is Siri female? Apple’s personal assistant on its devices has a voice that is distinctly female. We order Amazon Echo’s Alexa to perform the tasks that the we want. Microsoft’s Cortana, Google’s S Voice and countless other voice command software in GPS navigation systems, apps and websites are all programmed as female. There’s a […]

F45: New Class at the Lyon Center

If you use the group exercise classes at the Lyon Center like me, you may have noticed that with the spring semester came an addition to the workout class schedule. As my workout buddy and I were checking the times of our favorite SCycling classes, we noticed that a plethora of classes called F45 had […]

With a Twist: Writer’s Block

Writer’s block — we’ve all been there. Whether it’s the week before, night before or day of (hopefully not) your paper is due, staring at a blank screen with an empty mind is a terrible feeling. With midterms around the corner and new assignments underway, this is a crucial time to put forth your best […]

Sips Tea: Storms, Stress, and a Little Self Love

Rain, rain go away. Come again… nah. Stay away. I’m sure I speak for many people when I say that I would very much appreciate if the rain and general cloudy weather subsided. Last night after attending a master’s program informational session on the USC Health and Sciences campus, I stood outside in the rain […]

Vanity and Plastic Surgery in L.A.

Any time the song “Pumped Up Kicks” by Foster the People is on, I can’t help but add my own twist to the song: “All the other kids with the pumped up lips, better run, better run…” Who could blame me, especially living in Los Angeles? One simply has to open Instagram to see that […]

Ask Hahney: What’s the point of USG Elections?

  Dear (Hopefully) Young Reader, First, please go register to vote in your state if you haven’t yet. Beyond the USG elections, please vote for issues that directly affect your hometown, home state, federal government, etc. Political apathy does not sit pretty. Now, back to the question at hand — USG Elections. I’m going to […]

Monday Motivation

Where did the time go? Another week has passed by in what feels like a second. The craziness of the weekend has left me feeling tired and lazy. Not to mention my bedroom is a mess. I am a mess. I reflect on how I have not completed anything on my weekly checklist yet. Luckily, […]

With a Twist: 3 Things I Learned from My Technology Cleanse

  My journalism and communications class recently assigned a project where I was not allowed to use technology for 24 hours. That’s right, a full day without my phone, laptop, TV or anything with an “on” switch. At first I thought it was impossible to live without technology for a day. In the end I […]