Trash talk limits hurt players and fans


Unnecessary rules are forcing emotion out of professional sports, much to the detriment of athletes and their faithful fans. The NFL playoffs serve as a defining example of league officials assuming the roles of censors and czars, and thus making dynamic and outspoken players into robots. Sunday’s matchup between the Jets and Patriots was the […]

Bush’s book has creative perspective


Presidential memoirs are regarded as a premier source of insight into the inner workings of government, and former President George W. Bush’s new book, Decision Points, effectively provides that insight. The book describes relationships between members of the administration, gives the President’s take on a number of important issues and illuminates the way our former […]

Start the new year by giving back to others


The end of each December heralds the usual quixotic resolution to lose 40 pounds, the customary “Year in Review” articles, the standard rehashing of already irrelevant pop culture references, the habitual pats on the back for another year completed. But instead, maybe we can strive to be more aware of our surroundings. For example, we […]

START could repair American image


The New START Treaty, which limits the amount of strategic nuclear weapons that both the United States and Russia are allowed to have deployed at any time, was approved by the U.S. Senate in late December, overcoming its last hurdle. The treaty fostered a contentious   debate in Washington, but in the end, the treaty […]

Hollywood’s memory lanes comes to USC


Although non-cinema students might occasionally notice USC’s close ties with the film industry, they might not be aware of the behind-the-scenes effort to preserve Hollywood’s most precious moments for our intellectual benefit.

The next wave of alternative energy


For students that frequent the less-than-sparkling beaches punctuating California’s coastline, it’s easy to think of the ocean as the place where we jettison all things polluted or unwieldy.