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 […]

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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 […]

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It’s clear from the talk around campus that many students are anticipating the replacement of Carl’s Jr. with The Habit next semester. To promote this exciting change, The Habit’s food truck visited campus on Dec. 2 to give out free burgers and fries. Though this event was an overwhelming success, there are things that can […]

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In response to “Healthcare website spurs problems”   I am deeply concerned by the level of misinformation present in Ms. Valerie Yu’s opinion piece on the Affordable Care Act, which appeared in the Oct. 29 issue of the Daily Trojan. Writers of opinion pieces are entitled to exactly that: opinions. This letter aims to examine […]

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We would like to clarify USC’s social events policy in light of recent news reports. The university has not changed any policies, but is strictly enforcing existing policies regarding parties on and near campus during school nights. We took this step together because we do not want students to get hurt. While these policies are […]

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In response to “USG salaries established as the highest in the Pac-12” On behalf of USC’s Undergraduate Student Government, I would like to offer a very simple explanation as to why USG pays its members: diversity and inclusion. As an organization, USG strives to attract and retain some of USC’s brightest and most diverse students. […]

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Regarding the government shutdown The Republican Party is rightfully concerned with the efficacy, fairness and practicability of the Affordable Care Act. Contrary to reports by popular news, the Republican Party does not own the shutdown. Such action takes two parts, two chambers of Congress. The Republican Party only controls one. Sadly, the public will not […]

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An old joke goes that Americans have three neighbors: Canadians, Mexicans and fish. When thinking about why Americans are notoriously lethargic towards learning foreign languages, I wonder if this might have something to do with it. That being said, I believe it is imperative that USC begin offering an Indonesian language program to its students. […]

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In response to “Petraeus unfit to mentor USC students” As veterans pursuing MBAs at the USC Marshall School of Business, we are troubled by Jayel Aheram’s article, “Petraeus unfit to mentor USC students,” in the Daily Trojan. First of all, it should be made clear that Mr. Aheram does not speak for the entire USC […]