Letter to the editor


Honors designations are unfair to transfer students. If you are a graduating transfer student with a 3.7 GPA and you’re thinking of leaving with magna cum laude honors, think again. Upon transferring, you are led to believe that you have been issued a blank slate. The separation of transfer GPA and USC GPA is understandable, […]

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USG member salaries could be put to better use.  Funding is an uphill battle for many student organizations, but for Undergraduate Student Government, it is a given. As an organization that is run by students and for students, why is it that so much money — our money — is spent on the subsidization of […]

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There’s more to USC athletics than football.   Football is and has always been king at USC. The football team is a perennial contender for the BCS National Championship year in and year out, and it deservedly receives the most attention, considering the national popularity of the sport. The problem is that attendance lacks in […]

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The administration should create bike paths on campus.  Biking is the fastest way to get to class at USC. Many of us bike down Ellendale Place, turn left on Jefferson Boulevard and bike across the intersection at McClintock Avenue. Do you wonder if there are police waiting to give you a ticket for riding your […]

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Racial profiling should be banned nationwide.  USC is located in the heart of Los Angeles, in a predominately black and Hispanic neighborhood. The Free Demographics Data of 2011 demonstrates  the dramatic differences between the inner-campus and off-campus communities. According to this data, the 90007 zip code, which immediately surrounds  USC’s campus, is 58.2 percent Hispanic, […]

Letter to the editor


To stop hazing, lawmakers must amend Matt’s Law. On Feb. 2, 2005, a young college student by the name of Matt Carrington died as a direct result of a hazing ritual at Chico State University in Chico, Calif. Following his death, Carrington’s family sought to eliminate hazing in California. Carrington’s family was successful in changing […]

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USC Parking should not have to teach us manners. I agree with Ms. Sneider’s letter, published March 22. USC parking seems like a horribly lucrative institution at times. However, USC Transportation can make as much money as it wants by enforcing the rule against parking in more than one space. Parking in more than one […]

Letter to the editor


Support the Half in Ten bill to help Los Angeles’ poor.  As a social worker at the Good Shepherd Center serving the homeless women and children of Los Angeles, I have seen dozens of people who are newly homeless at age 50. Many people have paid their own way their whole lives, only to be […]

Letter to the editor


USC should rethink its unrealistic parking rules.  Have you ever gotten a parking ticket at USC? Or better yet, received more parking tickets from USC than from the Los Angeles Police Department? The USC parking enforcement regulations should be revised according to state law. When the parking enforcement at a college campus is stricter than […]

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Graduating seniors should rethink career-related entitlement.  Somehow, February ran away from us, midterm season is here and the mild Los Angeles winter has broken into spring. Not far ahead, graduation stares the class of 2012 in the face. Those of us planning to enter the workforce need to face the facts: We think we are […]