LETTER TO THE EDITOR: USC should go smoke-free


The Smoke-Free Campus Coalition, which consists of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, was formed last fall with the goal of changing USC’s smoking policy to that of a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free environment and of promoting a culture of health. In February, the SFCC surveyed the student body in order to ascertain […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Guilty until proven innocent


Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor is printed in response to the column “David Horowitz does not belong on campus,” which ran in the March 23, 2016 edition of the Daily Trojan. This letter has been printed as submitted and the information presented has not been independently verified. On the day I was scheduled […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to President C. L. Max Nikias: A troubled Trojan is looking for answers


Dear President Nikias, Spring break is over and yet many of my fellow Trojans come back restless, not because of the fun they had traveling but because of the looming bills and payments that await them. While students should be able to focus and hone in on getting good grades and enjoying their college experience, […]

Following a semester of activism, Undergraduate Student Government hopes to continue advocacy


The year 2015 was undeniably noteworthy for our student government. With the most packed senate meetings in USC history, we saw our campus peak with engagement and enthusiasm for hot-button topics. With exciting programming such as an inspiring talk from the beloved Laverne Cox to the tunes of Miguel at our fall Conquest concert, our […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: USC should switch food products to maintain sustainable food


USC students have a history of actively supporting worthwhile causes encompassing a diverse set of issues. Reading the Dec. 2 piece “Students advocate for solar panel installation” inspired me to voice my own opinion on campus sustainability efforts and a specific initiative we may be missing out on. USC has already taken big steps in […]