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Eli’s DT 4-1-1: Week of 9/7


USC News Movin’ on Up: For the third year in a row, USC and UCLA have tied in the U.S. News and World Report’s national university rankings. The annual report utilizes data on things like financial aid availability, graduation rates and student-to-faculty ratios. The 411: We moved up two spots while the Bruins stayed in […]

USC plays more than just host at Special Olympics


The closing ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games on Aug. 2 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum concluded the world’s largest humanitarian and sports event of the year. Yet the spirit of inclusivity and determination that characterized the eight-day competition can be seen in programs that live on at USC, which acted as the […]

Drake and Stromae: In a time of international unity, how similar are we?


The Olympics are often seen as a time of international unity, when countries can set aside their differences in order to celebrate humanity’s greatest athletic achievements. Unfortunately, the Olympics just as often evoke both blatant and subtle forms of political posturing that highlight cultural differences rather than commonalities. In the buildup to and commencement of […]

Celebrating fettuccine Alfredo and the Olympics


In light of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, I think it is appropriate to not only celebrate our athletes and all of their hard work, but to also celebrate what they eat. Most athletes can consume just the types of food we usually try to avoid in excess: carbs and proteins. They have […]

Star swimmer


Six-time Olympic medal-winning swimmer Rebecca Soni signs autographs Saturday morning at the men’s water polo and swim and dive team meet at McDonald’s Swim Stadium. The world record holder in both the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke shared stories about her career with aspiring swimmers.

July marks the best of Trojan athletics


Until we meet again, USC. Wednesday marked the last night of production of The Daily Trojan for the spring semester, which means the semester is coming to a close. We all know what that means for students: Finals. Summer vacation. Job-hunting. But for many USC students, alumni and fans, the end of the semester means […]

Olympic dreams


Alumnus Corey White practices javelin on Cromwell Field on Monday. White, who holds the USC school record for farthest javelin throw (270 feet), is preparing for the 2012 London Olympic Games. White was 13 centimeters away from the Olympic “A” standard and qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.