Counterpoint: Increased security in schools will foster safety for students

Former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Nikolas Cruz is accused of walking onto the campus in Parkland, Fla. and attacking dozens of helpless students with an AR-15 gun. The shooting left 17 dead and dozens of others injured. “Thoughts and prayers” has become an all-too-common phrase tweeted across the internet and spoken by countless […]

POINT: More security in schools will not end gun violence

When tragedy struck Parkland, Fla., last week, parents, students and children across the nation were both stunned and exhausted at yet another senseless massacre — one that common-sense gun regulations could have made far more unlikely. Some conservative pundits and policymakers who have come under fire for their opposition to gun reform have proposed a […]

Editorial Board: USG must uphold non-partisan policy

This week, and for the first time all semester, a resolution failed when brought to a vote on the Undergraduate Student Government Senate floor. The rejection of the resolution, which if passed would have added an external advocacy director position to USG, sent a clear and resounding message: Partisanship has no place in USG. But, […]

Playing Politics: If they want change, people must vote first

Two years ago, the USC College Democrats hosted then-Attorney General Kamala Harris at a rally at Ronald Tutor Campus Center; in January, the 49th Empowerment Congress hosted a gubernatorial debate between six of the major contenders for the California gubernatorial election here at USC. This Friday, the USC College Democrats and the Unruh Associates are […]