Thai policy has widespread implications


On Wednesday evening, the Marshall School of Business’ Society and Business Lab, in conjunction with the School of Cinematic Arts and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking screened Kavi, a Oscar-nominated short film about a young modern-day slave laborer working in a brick kiln in India. Through its heartfelt depictions, the film sheds important […]

Charity should not depend on death tolls


Two major earthquakes have devastated Haiti and Chile in the last two months. Thousands have died and many more displaced with destruction overtaking the respective countries. One country was better equipped than the other for these natural disasters, but both quakes have left residents with a lack of resources necessary for survival — raising the […]

Recession offers an opportunity for Trojan grads


During the Great Depression, more people became millionaires than at any other time in U.S. history. The counterintuitive reason is simple: Ambitious people could not get traditional jobs. USC and the nation face an interesting problem. Unemployment is very high. Entry-level positions are slim. According to a study by BusinessWeek with data from the U.S. […]

Feeling out different handshake styles


At some point in college, handshaking becomes an almost essential part of making someone’s acquaintance. It starts to feel positively inadequate to just smile and say hello. The recent frequency and variability of my handshaking encounters has led me to wonder: Why do people shake hands in the first place? Why do some people shake […]

Even political correctness has its limits


As students and members of the USC community, we are acutely aware of the dangers around campus. Fortunately, the Department of Public Safety does an excellent job of keeping community members protected and informed of incidents by publicizing crime alerts and demonstrating a commitment to providing students with crucial information about our safety. In a […]