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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 […]

‘Freak or Greek’ paperwork filed under student org’s name


Scheduling paperwork for an on-campus Halloween party Wednesday night was filed under the Black Student Assembly’s name, Undergraduate Student Government President Mikey Geragos confirmed to the Daily Trojan on Friday. As more than 100 students waited in line for the party, gunshots were fired after a physical altercation between two males not affiliated with USC. […]

Round 2: The aftermath of the Obama-Romney debate


Obama’s performance: Elena Kadvany Tonight, the real president showed up. President Barack Obama was passionate, focused, eloquent, defensive — in short, he was the man who inspired so many voters four years ago, the man who still has the power to do so today. The town hall format of the second presidential debate forced Obama […]

Point/Counterpoint: The aftermath of the VP debate


Point: Elena Kadvany Vice President Joe Biden set a refreshing standard for the rest of the debates. He was feisty, firm, genuine, personal — and even more presidential than President Barack Obama. Rep. Paul Ryan did not bomb the debate or make any ridiculous comments that will damage the Romney campaign. He did just fine. […]

President Obama takes to Spotify to share “favorite” music


President Barack Obama released a 28 track Spotify playlist this past Thursday profiling some of his favorite music. While it is quite obvious that his staff handpicked each track, it is certainly notable to watch the Commander in Chief embrace some of today’s online media platforms. In addition to the Spotify playlist, Obama announced the […]

A desperate plea to our visiting President


Dear President Obama, I know you’re a busy man. Leading our nation is no small task. With midterm elections, two wars and a struggling economy on your plate, you could be forgiven for not grabbing a copy of the Daily Trojan today. But here’s guessing you’re the type of guy who picks up a newspaper […]