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A word from USG


The main role of the Undergraduate Student Government is to serve as the representative body for the undergraduate student population here at USC. The Undergraduate Student Government, also known as USG, is able to do this through the programming of events, advocating for desired changes, funding student organizations and events and writing new legislation for […]

Getting out the vote


USC students will take to the polls today to elect Undergraduate Student Government members after a newly-extended campaign period that spanned nearly three weeks — but it’s still unclear whether that prolonged phase will result in increased voter turnout. Student government elections have become notorious at colleges nationwide for drawing only a small percentage of […]

Looking back with Kurth and Park


Signs on Trousdale. Profile and cover photos on Facebook. Student organization endorsements. What many see as a fierce competition raging on between factions of the student body is inspiring a very different kind of emotion in two students on campus — nostalgia. “It’s weird seeing it from the other end,” said Undergraduate Student Government Vice […]

State affairs


Former California Gov. Gray Davis shared his opinions about California’s future and current standing in the wake of the election as part of a panel at a “Road to the White House” event Tuesday.

Weekend update


In an effort to keep the USC community up to date on a bevy of important issues and events, the Daily Trojan has produced a large amount of content both online and in print. Here’s a rundown of (and some links to) what’s been going on: Last Wednesday a Halloween shooting rattled the campus. The Daily […]

Point/Counterpoint: Hurricane Sandy and Election 2012


Elena Kadvany: Point In 1972, the political term “October surprise” was coined. Twelve days before the presidential election between former president Richard Nixon and then-Sen. George McGovern, then-National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger announced that “peace was at hand” in Vietnam, changing the game on a crucial election issue that might have swayed many voters’ decisions […]