No. 5 USC handed first loss in upset by No. 16 Washington State

No. 5 USC entered Friday night’s contest against No. 16 Washington State in Pullman with a perfect record, national championship aspirations and a chance at proving it was the undeniable king of the Pac-12. It left with its first loss, its odds at the College Football Playoff shrunken considerably and its reign on the conference […]

USC instates GPA and unit requirements for Greek recruitment

Vice President for Student Affairs Ainsley Carry released a letter to the USC community on Friday officially instating new Greek recruitment standards, which require a minimum USC GPA of 2.5 and 12 completed units. It will be effective beginning in Fall 2018. The new requirements, which apply to organizations in the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic […]

Millennials must have standards for candidates

Last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated that he was absolutely, unequivocally not running for president. And for the sake of this country, I sincerely hope he’s telling the truth. Aside from the general distaste of all things Silicon Valley left over from my few years living in the East Bay, what concerns me most […]

Editorial Board: Latest scandal means USC must be proactive

Seven years after both USC’s basketball and football teams suffered crippling sanctions for players on both teams receiving improper benefits, the athletic program finds itself in the same situation — except under much more damning circumstances. Tuesday’s news that four college basketball assistant coaches — including the Trojans’ associate men’s basketball coach Tony Bland — […]

Road clash with Washington State is nothing to ignore

I feel like I’ve been writing the same column for the last five weeks. If anyone actually has a bead on this USC team, I’m all ears. It’s crazy: the fifth-ranked Trojans are undefeated through their first four games of the season, meaning their playoff aspirations remain very much alive — and they have beaten […]

Women’s soccer bulldozes Oregon State

The No. 7 women’s soccer team hosted Oregon State yesterday afternoon in their first Pac-12 home game of the year, putting in an outstanding performance and defeating the Beavers 4-0. The Trojans (6-1-1) started the game with immediate pressure on the Beaver defense, controlling the ball and possession in the opening minutes of the game. […]

“Super Dark Times” is an Expertly Crafted Suburban Nightmare

For some teenagers, it’s a familiar scene: Your friend is playing with a knife, teasing you and your other friends jokingly, putting everyone on edge but simultaneously making them laugh. Hopefully, nothing happens but you can’t help wondering to yourself, what if something did? What if someone got hurt? Super Dark Times , directed by […]