Letter to the Editor


On Sept. 16, the faculty senate will convene to consider a proposal to add a fall break to our university’s academic calendar. Members of our university administration have expressed their concern regarding the impact of a fall break on our university’s academic integrity and standing. However, it is imperative our university administration and the faculty […]

USC should ban all Nestlé products


On April 1, Gov. Jerry Brown announced California’s first-ever mandatory water restrictions and instructed cities and towns in the state to cut their water use by 25 percent. This announcement has come on the heels of historically low snowpacks and persisting severe drought conditions that are threatening the state’s already strained water supply. The current […]

USC ignores students with disabilities


There are over 1,200 USC students living with disabilities. A disability is defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities — including seeing, hearing, sleeping and more. Considering the difficulties that are an inherent part of life for a student with […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: USG unfairly disperses funds


Last week Judah Joseph, public relations director of the Concerts Committee, wrote a letter to the Daily Trojan lamenting the lack of funding for his organization.  He has a point: The 2014-2015 total USG budget increased by $71,273.03 (3.76 percent) compared to 2013-2014, but the Concerts Committee budget decreased by $2,908.09 (1.06 percent) over the […]