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What Trojan political groups say

Barack Obama has worked to help Americans, no matter the opposition When I was 12-years-old, a cardiologist told my father that his life depended on the replacement of multiple heart valves. A little more than a year later, my mother was given a similar diagnosis by a cancer specialist, and was told that a mastectomy […]

District attorney’s runoff offers two schools of thought

The long road for the Los Angeles County District Attorney position is winding down for candidates Jackie Lacey and Alan Jackson. The two contenders have been campaigning since last year and made it through their primary races and are now days away from facing off in the Nov. 6 election. Each candidate brings a different […]

Endorsement: Yes on Prop 30

The debate between Propositions 30 and 38 is intensifying for California residents. Unfortunately, neither proposition is perfect. Prop. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown’s measure, plans to increase taxes on the richest Californians to help close the budget gap, generating revenue for schools and local public safety programs. Prop. 38, lawyer Molly Munger’s proposal, would raise the […]

Young voters look to buck trend

As polls continue to report a drop in interest among young voters, the atmosphere on college campuses like USC speaks to a different trend. “You’re voting for Romney?” an outraged Kevin Li yelled across Trousdale Parkway. “No way man, Obama all the way!” “Hey, Romney’s pretty damn good!” his friend Bernie Yang volleyed back. Though […]

Four years later, youth enthusiasm for Obama is down

When Max Blum, a senior majoring in cinema and television production, cast his first presidential ballot in 2008, enthusiasm was high among his friends. “I felt really proud,” Blum said. “It was a great chance to cast my vote in something that was so monumental in American history.” Galvanized by the ideas of “hope” and “change,” […]

Halloween Shooting

News Gunshots fired near Campus Center LAPD detains two in campus shooting Victims recovering from Halloween shooting President Nikias addresses Halloween shooting Halloween shooting: four injured after on-campus party Eyewitness account of Halloween shooting Shooting sends four to hospital Students, parents want university to focus on safety Gunshots ring outside party at USC Shooting Reaction […]

Lee named Pac-12 Player of the Week

Sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday following his record-breaking performance in the Trojans’ loss to Arizona. Lee had 16 catches for a Pac-12 conference record 345 yards, and was one reception away from tying junior wide receiver Robert Woods’ school record of 17 catches. Lee, who […]

CNN should answer for its inappropriate hormones story

After seven hours of backlash Wednesday, CNN took down an online article suggesting a relationship between women’s hormones and their voting patterns. While the story was both offensive and scientifically unsound, CNN should not have removed it. The network should own up to all of the news it posts—even poor stories—in order to maintain its […]

USC tumbles in latest BCS standings

The USC Trojans fell to No. 17 in the latest BCS standings following the team’s 39-36 loss to Arizona on Saturday. The Trojans entered their matchup against the Wildcats as 6.5 point favorites, but blew a 28-13 third quarter lead and were unable to convert on a last-second Hail Mary attempt. In the loss, wide […]