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. […]

USC Swipe Out Hunger begins annual drive

The USC chapter of Swipe Out Hunger, a student organization that collects unused dining dollars to donate to charity, is hosting its Fall 2015 “Swipes Week” from Monday through Friday. Swipes Week occurs during the last week of classes each semester to encourage students to contribute their leftover dining dollars to Swipe Out Hunger, which […]

Skid Row offers a new view of LA

“People walking, people walking.” It was a hot day, skirting the high ’80s last Tuesday, when I went with my class on a tour — for lack of a better word –— around Skid Row. My professor had told us to dress in an unprovocative way and wear closed-toed shoes. So, despite the warm weather, […]