Celebrity twits break down the fourth wall


With the defiant, loud and talkative interaction that our generation practices today — Facebook, iPhones and Blackberrys included — the social media site Twitter fits in just perfectly. Whether we use Twitter as a cheat sheet to filter through the day’s messy list of top stories (recurring topics like #ObamaNobelPeacePrize or #BalloonBoy will help you […]

Letter to the Editor


Parliamentary pressure In Rosaleen O’Sullivan’s article titled “British court values human rights over diplomancy,” she writes that “this case is an exception to the [intelligence sharing secrecy] rule in that Britain’s reasons for releasing the information are domestic; it is not setting any true precedent for future intelligence policy.” Her argument is that since it […]

British court values human rights over diplomacy


Last week, the British court ruled in favor of releasing US intelligence documents on Guantanamo Bay torture cases, sparking an international uproar. Of course, there are the real-world issues of whether or not releasing the documents could compromise the “special relationship” that Britain enjoys with the United States. More important in this case, however, is […]

Letters to the Editor


Process of sustainability I was disappointed reading Wednesday’s Daily Trojan article regarding USC’s most recent College Sustainability Report Card grade — not because of the grade itself, but the almost apologetic tone taken in discussing it. It appears to me that the university has nothing to apologize for as it continues to lead and innovate […]

Many on fence for health care reform


Growing up in largely Latino Southern Arizona directly exposed me to how a large portion of the population deals with their health care needs — they drive for 45 minutes down to south of the border to take advantage of less expensive health care and pharmaceuticals. Has American health care become so expensive that we […]

Letter to the UC student: Expect to pay more


Dear prospective applicant of the University of California class of 2014, What do you want to be when you grow up? A successful businessman? Lawyer? An engineer perhaps? All solid choices, no doubt. But before you answer, you should know that your decision will have a huge impact on your time at any of the […]