COLUMN: We cannot succumb to political complacency

In January, as a response to the inauguration of President Donald Trump, millions of people around the world joined forces to march for women’s and human rights, descending on cities from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. to London in a flurry of passion and activism.  Millennials, who overwhelmingly voted for Hillary Clinton, made their presence […]

COLUMN: County election offers students a voice

Another month, another ballot. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the near constant elections, disenchanted by the political system and even apathetic by city issues. But civic engagement, especially for those from Los Angeles County, didn’t end on Nov. 8 — it only started. Although not as tedious as the general election ballot in November, […]

COLUMN: USC must acknowledge homelessness

In the dead of night two weeks ago, thousands of volunteers, including USC students and faculty, hit the streets of Los Angeles for the Homeless Count, an annual service event. Based on last year’s census, on any given night, over 80,000 Angelenos sleep on the streets. That’s nearly twice USC’s total undergraduate and graduate population. […]