Bitcoins can transform value


On Feb. 24, hackers crashed and seemingly bankrupted Mt. Gox, the third largest Bitcoin exchange, sending prices rope-a-doping by $300/BTC. It’s time to look deeply at how the cybercurrency derives its value. Among “alternative investments,” precious metals are the average Joes, rare art and microloans are the hipsters and Bitcoins are the awkwardly nerdy yet […]

Letter to the editor


University response to APASS incident lacking  On Feb. 18, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Dr. Ainsley Carry, released an official statement regarding the racist and misogynistic letter sent on Feb. 1 to USC Asian Pacific American Student Services, a cultural resource center within the Division of Student Affairs. His lackluster and generic statement completely […]

A word from USG


The main role of the Undergraduate Student Government is to serve as the representative body for the undergraduate student population here at USC. The Undergraduate Student Government, also known as USG, is able to do this through the programming of events, advocating for desired changes, funding student organizations and events and writing new legislation for […]

Letter to the editor


 USC should support MyFigueroa project Dozens of people packed into the small hearing room at Los Angeles City Hall a few weeks ago. Many stood firm and spoke eloquently in defense of an ongoing project that could bring massive improvements to bike culture and neighborhood infrastructure in our corner of Los Angeles: the Figueroa Corridor […]

Letter to the editor


Graduate student loan interests cannot be increased   On Wednesday,  Dec. 4, graduate and professional students at USC joined graduate and professional students from schools around the nation to host a “Call Congress” day in conjunction with the GradsHaveDebt2 campaign. Graduate Student Government hosted the Call Congress Day on campus as a member of the […]

Letter to the editor


Anti-Islam tattoos should be banned in U.S. Military A recent rise in anti-Islam/Muslim tattoo sub-culture in the U.S. military has stirred debate about its permissibility. Anti-Islam/Muslim tattoos, particularly “infidel” and “kafir,” should be considered racist and extremist, and therefore, prohibited under Army Regulation 670-1. Military opponents argue that tattoos are the most intense form of […]