USC needs a stronger recycling culture


At last Saturday’s football game, dozens of student volunteers for USC Sustainability’s Tailgate Waste Diversion team learned the hard way that the university lacks waste consciousness. If USC worked to develop a stronger recycling sensibility, however, it could have an incredibly positive environmental and community impact. The need for more effective waste management has never […]

The wealthy’s taxes must be raised


Billionaire investor Warren Buffett wrote an op-ed in The New York Times on Monday, describing how the wealthiest Americans have been “leaving the middle class in the dust.” Buffett suggested that a minimum tax rate of 30 percent should be enacted on Americans making more than $1 million each year. Buffett’s comments come as Congress prepares […]

No. 1 Notre Dame, in a 22-13 win, keeps Trojans at bay


Given the opportunity to upset No. 1 Notre Dame in the 84th edition of the storied intersectional rivalry, USC flashed the talent and explosiveness that emboldened many preseason prognosticators to ticket the Trojans — not the Irish — for a date in January’s BCS national championship game in Miami. Unfortunately, the Trojans were once again […]