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Shooting doesn’t faze most USC applicants

Though an on-campus shooting last week prompted a slew of new safety measures, many high school seniors applying to USC are not more concerned about safety on the University Park Campus. USC Admissions did not respond to an immediate interview request, but the Frequently Asked Questions section address safety concerns by mentioning the Dept. of […]

Teacher evaluations need improvement

Poor teaching plagues bright futures. Evaluating the performance of teachers has become essential to improving school systems across the nation; however, student scores on standardized tests should never be taken as the measure of an educator’s worth. With the rise of new test score-based models such as Los Angeles Unified School District’s “Academic Growth Over […]

NCAA grants Oraby eligibility

The USC men’s basketball team received a big boost right before the season opener against Coppin State, when 7-foot-two-inch transfer center Omar Oraby was granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA. Hardship waivers are requested when a player wishes to override the standard one-year waiting period for transfers due to mitigating personal circumstances. USC applied […]

Undeclared students need more comprehensive advisement

At orientation, students in most majors are given sample four-year schedules detailing when to take what classes. Some freshmen have their entire college career mapped out by the second week of school.    But what about the students who have not yet selected a major? Unfortunately for them, USC lacks an advisement system comprehensive enough […]

Trojans fall to No. 19 in BCS standings

Following a 62-51 loss on Saturday to No. 3 Oregon, the USC Trojans have dropped to No. 19 in the most recent BCS standings. The Trojans fought hard in the highly anticipated Pac-12 showdown, but were simply unable to contain the highly explosive Oregon offensive attack, surrendering over 730 yards to the Ducks. For the […]

Three Trojans selected as semifinalists for awards

A trio of Trojans were nominated for awards this week. Senior quarterback Matt Barkley and sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee were named semifinalists for the 76th Maxwell Award, and senior defensive back T.J. McDonald was named one of 15 semifinalists for the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award for the nation’s top defensive back. McDonald is one of […]

Preventative measures are a must in the movement to end domestic violence

Statistically, every student on campus knows someone affected by domestic violence, regardless of whether or not they are aware of it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women nationally will experience domestic abuse in her lifetime, the majority of them between the ages of 18 and 24. As Domestic […]

Nike makes exercise clothes fashionable

There are times when you’re taking a jog around campus and you happen to run into the person you spent last  night with — or at least wish you had. Dripping with sweat and gasping for breath, you inevitably regret wearing your ugly, oversized T-shirt that isn’t appropriate for any other situation. Although you can’t change […]