USC lauded for LGBT resources


Earlier this semester, USC was named one of Campus Pride’s Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities, an accolade the LGBT Resource Center received for the first time in 2006, just one year after becoming an official university department under Student Affairs. Campus Pride is an organization dedicated to advocating for a safe environment for lesbian, […]

USG aims to increase diversity


Of the last five Undergraduate Student Government presidents, three have been members of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In addition, four of the past five winning president and vice presidential tickets have included one member from Sigma Chi. The fraternity is one of 23 active houses in USC’s Interfraternity Council. And though other IFC fraternities have […]

USC values legacies but avoids nepotism


Elizabeth Eddy, a senior majoring in business administration, belongs to a family that has attended USC for four generations. Eddy is the 18th member of her family to attend the university. And now that her brother and cousin also currently attend USC, the Eddy family has had 20 members of their family attend the university. […]

Program gets WiSE about gender


At a university so evenly balanced between male and female students, it might seem easy to assume that the same is true for other groups on campus. Among faculty, however, gender is not always as equally represented. The discrepancies between men and women in the science, technology and engineering fields have been widely acknowledged on […]

Transfers often feel shortchanged


When Stephen Los Baños remembers his USC Welcome Week, he remembers being alone. And it set the tone for his first semester at USC. “The famed Trojan spirit was all around me, but I felt extremely out of place,” said Los Baños, a senior majoring in narrative studies and communication. “Everything seemed to be catered […]

Middle Eastern students face differences


Sahar Khorramnezhad is always dressed to a T. With dark hair, a strut that turns heads and a smile that brings light to any room, most know Khorramnezhad as a student highly involved in a variety of activities on the University Park Campus, ranging from her pre-law fraternity to Undergraduate Student Government. But she hasn’t […]

The neighborhoods within


Divisions mark the 4,752 square miles that comprise what we consider to be “Los Angeles.” After all, the county includes 158 cities. And the city itself is composed of 87 neighborhoods. What’s more, most neighborhoods have a definite character that carries with it various perceptions and stereotypes. The University Park Campus, in many ways, is […]

Turning the Page


Student reading habits aren’t what they used to be, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is entering its second year in its new home, and books look significantly different than they did even five years ago. Any way you look at it, reading — both here at USC and in the world beyond our campus — is undergoing a fundamental turn of the page.

The next chapter for books at USC


Though books aren’t exactly glamorous, they still have the ability to bring more than 140,000 people together to gain knowledge and share the ideas that inspire them. The fact that this university is able to bring so many people together is an honor — but it’s also representative of our school’s far-reaching responsibilities.

Beginning to feel like home


With the onset of warmer weather and the last day of classes just a week away, one can practically hear the final sighs of spring in the air. There’s another sound, though, and it’s virtually inescapable. It’s the pervasive clanking of tent construction.