Student interests fall into the Master Plan


Last weekend, my best friend came to town, and I wanted to show her around the USC area. I figured it was a perfect opportunity to check out L.A. Live and take advantage of the free weekend shuttle from The Lab. After doing some research, I realized it actually was not an ideal activity because […]

Letter to the editor


A wasted opportunity On Feb. 10, I hurried into a Spectrum event, “Lessons from the Holy Wars: A Pakistani-American Odyssey with Rob Asghar,” afraid to miss the first few minutes. A book promoted at the venue carried the same name. I expected to gain insight into the situation of “Af-Pak,” as they now call it […]

Senior gift should take a cue from Sample


Senior gift voting is upon the class of 2010. The students on the senior gift advisory board who brainstorm ideas for the senior gift have envisioned four ideas: a tribute to retiring USC President Steven B. Sample, a solar thermal energy system for the Lyon Center pool, a Class of 2010 Internship Award or a […]

Textual encounters not without consequence


In recent months, we’ve witnessed how a new form of communication — “sexting” — can lead to a lot of trouble. Just ask Tiger Woods, whose sexually charged cell phone chat with a mistress led to a sketchy police report, handfuls of dropped endorsements and months of tabloid turmoil. Ouch. A trend that’s spreading faster […]