Entries by Jordyn Holman

A word from USG

The main role of the Undergraduate Student Government is to serve as the representative body for the undergraduate student population here at USC. The Undergraduate Student Government, also known as USG, is able to do this through the programming of events, advocating for desired changes, funding student organizations and events and writing new legislation for […]

Getting out the vote

USC students will take to the polls today to elect Undergraduate Student Government members after a newly-extended campaign period that spanned nearly three weeks — but it’s still unclear whether that prolonged phase will result in increased voter turnout. Student government elections have become notorious at colleges nationwide for drawing only a small percentage of […]

New year, new code, new rules

This year, students campaigning for Undergraduate Student Government offices are required to play by a new set of rules. A revised elections code changed the campaign process and extended the voting period.  The revised code established a preparation period between Dec. 19 and Jan. 21, where the candidates could only speak to their running mate […]

Looking back with Kurth and Park

Signs on Trousdale. Profile and cover photos on Facebook. Student organization endorsements. What many see as a fierce competition raging on between factions of the student body is inspiring a very different kind of emotion in two students on campus — nostalgia. “It’s weird seeing it from the other end,” said Undergraduate Student Government Vice […]

Shooting west of campus injures one

At approximately 12:15 Monday morning, a shooting occurred that left one person injured on Raymond Avenue and Jefferson Boulevard, just west of the University Park Campus. Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles Police Department’s media relations office said the victim, a black male, was shot multiple times by a Hispanic suspect and transported to […]

University announces new center for bioscience

University President C. L. Max Nikias announced a $50 million donation from Dr. Gary Michelson to fund the establishment of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience on Monday morning. Dr. Michelson, a retired orthopedic spinal surgeon, has over 955 issued or pending patents to date, as well as a place in the National Inventors […]

Trojans take seventh place at Battle 4 Atlantis

The USC men’s basketball team traveled to the Bahamas for the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, looking to continue their four-game winning streak out of the country. But that hope would be extinguished quickly, with the Trojans suffering a 94-79 loss to Villanova and a 77-63 defeat to Wake Forest. USC would, however, secure seventh place […]