Allow me to state the obvious: The media landscape is rapidly evolving. Though, for journalists, this evolution feels like the breaking news story that won’t quit. The Daily Trojan does not typically report on the state of the media — print or otherwise — because it’s simply not why we’re here. To discuss the challenges […]
USC is a university in a constant state of progress.This sentiment is perhaps best reflected in the various improvements to the University both physically — the building of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall, The Village construction — and academically with USC’s sustained rise to prominence as an elite international research university. This progress has occurred […]
Voting — it is one of those tasks that all too often falls into the category of routine chores. Too often, voting seems no more important than taking the car in for an oil change, going to the dentist or picking up the dry cleaning. In the midst of hectic daily grind, it can seem […]
USC starts the year in a state of flux. The university has changed its personality over the years. With each decade, and each new leader, USC’s image has changed. Ask three different people to tell you about USC, and they’ll describe three different schools. Depending on who you ask, USC is a school under investigation […]
This year, USG elects should focus on changing salaries and optimizing spending for students.
The events leading up to Wednesday night’s shooting can only be described with one phrase: playing with fire. The shooting occurred outside “Freak or Greek,” a Halloween party held at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. The event was promoted by LA Hype in association with the Black Student Assembly, a division of the Undergraduate Student […]
When USC instituted a new football practice policy in August barring media members from reporting injuries, it joined a number of its Pac-12 counterparts in the clampdown of information in the name of maintaining a competitive advantage. USC now prohibits the reporting of injuries observed during in-season practices — much like conference foes, such as […]
The release of the Freeh Report last month capped arguably the biggest scandal in the history of American higher education. The 267-page document, the result of an independent investigation led by former FBI Director Louis Freeh, is laden with details about Pennsylvania State University senior officials’ inaction in the wake of allegations against now-convicted child […]
This year, perhaps more than others, USC is making moves not just to innovate but also to redefine its roles. Depending on whom you ask, USC is any number of things: a football dynasty, a party school, a top-tier research institution. Outside the spotlight, detractors maintain that USC is a vain institution on a pedestal. […]
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.