USC should engage in city’s bike culture

Los Angeles might have a notorious reputation as a driving city, but the city closed some of its roads Sunday in order to make room for vehicles that don’t guzzle gas. The occasion was CicLAvia, a semi-annual public festival designed to transform the congested, polluted streets of Los Angeles into a safe place to walk, […]

STI tests shouldn’t be sources of shame

The process of getting tested for a sexually transmitted infection isn’t sexy. Though getting blood drawn and peeing into a cup in a doctor’s office is sterile, it doesn’t generate warm, fuzzy feelings. And sexually transmitted infections bring to mind painful sores and embarrassment. But someone who regularly gets tested is responsible. That’s attractive. Each […]