"What has followed the Parkland tragedy is a positive departure from the norms of mourning and internalized helplessness that have gone hand-in-hand with the far too many mass shootings we’ve witnessed in recent history."
Student activists across the country are the ones paving the way forward, and they are the ones — not actionless legislators — whose examples we must follow.
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, […]
"So far this campaign season, USG has struggled to meet its own guidelines and standards for transparency."
Senators are expected to act as activists on behalf of students. But how can students feel confident in their choice of advocates if they have never seen the candidates operate in roles similar to the senate environment?
"No matter how one approaches the issue, the student loan crisis cannot be taken lightly."
"While USC has a long way to go to fully protect survivors’ rights and address the epidemic of campus assault — the University is still the subject of a national Title IX investigation — in the past year alone, it has made crucial progress, in no small part due to a renaissance of activism on the issue spanning back to 2013."
"In eliminating the position, which was held by Christina Yokoyama for 11 years, USC is depriving future generations of Topping Scholars the same support system that has been provided for hundreds of scholars in the past. In addition, removing the position may hinder the program’s ability to work as a fully functioning help center for new scholars."
It is both a difficult and exciting time to cover news at USC, and at a time when trust in media and institutions is at an all-time low, we vow to continue this semester’s pledge to earn our readership’s trust: with every issue, every day.
"For a school that many deride as the “University of Spoiled Children,” doing so would go a long way toward proving that USC is more than just an ivory tower, but is an accessible institution for all members of the Trojan Family."