COLUMN: Asian names still carry a stigma, especially in the workplace

On Thursday, NPR released a story about the significance of Asian last names in job interviews. According to a study conducted by Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, researchers found that employers inherit a systemic bias against minorities in hiring processes. In particular, they concluded that job applicants with Asian last names (Indian, Pakistani […]

REVIEW: The Rivals packs satirical wit into an English romance comedy

The School of Dramatic Arts put on a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The Rivals at the Bing Theatre last weekend. Set in Bath, England in the late 18th century, the play told the story of Lydia Languish (Alyona Podkolzina) and her suitors Captain Jack Absolute (Michael Khachanov), Bob Acres (Richard James O’Young) and Sir […]

USC produces 21 Fulbright scholarships

USC has placed fifth in the list of the 16 producers of both U.S. Fulbright students and scholars for the 2016-2017 school year, according to the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. USC is the only major research university in California to be included in the list. The 13 USC Fulbright students […]

COLUMN: County election offers students a voice

Another month, another ballot. It’s easy to become overwhelmed by the near constant elections, disenchanted by the political system and even apathetic by city issues. But civic engagement, especially for those from Los Angeles County, didn’t end on Nov. 8 — it only started. Although not as tedious as the general election ballot in November, […]

COLUMN: Under Trump, we can’t always agree to disagree

If 2017 has forced me to learn or recognize anything new, it is surely that I will no longer, as so many have suggested for productive discourse, “agree to disagree.” How often in political debate, whether 54 comments deep into a Facebook post or across the dinner table, has this phrase been used? In the […]

The Genuine Freshman: Don’t Forget to Love Learning

  Something that can difficult about adjusting to freshman year is realizing that you may not necessarily be at the top of your class anymore. USC is a very selective institution, so we will be taking classes with an intellectual group of students, which is an excellent thing but can be intimidating. It was certainly […]