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Conquest, Childish Gambino fire up USC students


Conquest, the annual celebration to rile USC students up for the football game against crosstown rivals UCLA, served and exceeded its goals Thursday night. The line-up included a concert by hip-hop artist Childish Gambino, appearances by the revered seniors of the football team, a bonfire that engulfed a cardboard Bruin and fireworks that put most […]

Ferrell, Forte defend alma maters as rivalry game approaches


With the USC-UCLA rivalry game fast approaching, the battle is making its way into Hollywood. The film industry is awash with stars from the two schools  — celebrity USC grads include George Lucas, Judd Apatow and Bryan Lourd, while Francis Ford Coppola, Stacey Snider and Jack Black are some of the more well-noted UCLA alums. […]

‘Tis the season … for extra Rivalry Week precautions


The decades-old tradition of “protecting” Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear has started a bit early this year, with each school already mounting precautions against vandalism. As of this past weekend, both Tommy Trojan and the Bruin Bear are already prepared for any possible defacing. Tommy is wrapped in duct tape and will soon be […]