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Women of Troy breeze through first round

USC, seeded No. 7 overall in the 64-team NCAA tournament, easily won its first-round home matchup Friday night against Yale 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-18) behind a team-high 11 kills from sophomore middle blocker Alexis Olgard. Olgard had no errors while hitting .647 (11-0-17) and recording three blocks against the Bulldogs (18-12), the Ivy League champions. […]

Gaga shines, Rihanna falters at Grammy nominations

Correction: A previous version of this article said “You and I” is a hit song by Sugarland. The song is from Lady Gaga’s album Born this Way.   To celebrate the end of the semester, my friends and I treated ourselves to attending the 2012 Grammy Nominations Concert at Nokia Theatre. The purpose of the […]

Tiny book, huge effort from hitRecord

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has become a leader of collaboration with his production company hitRECord, which is set to release its new book, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories: Volume 1, on Dec. 6. hitRECord, established in 2005, has continued to grow as a collaborative community where writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, photographers and illustrators create things […]

“The Knowing” is delightfully confusing

Abel Tesfaye’s musical experiment The Weeknd is due for another mix tape any time now. And while the world waits for the follow-up to the critically acclaimed and sonically brilliant Thursday, Tesfaye has indulged his fans with something that will definitely hold them over until the mix tape’s release date. As musically striking as his […]

Women of Troy best Roadrunners at home

In a game marked by first-half fouls and a 10-minute power outage, the Women of Troy managed to create enough offense to take down the University of Texas-San Antonio 74-56 at the Galen Center. The Women of Troy (3-3) were led by sophomore forward Cassie Harberts, who scored 15 points. Senior guard Jackie Gemelos contributed 13 points as USC […]

Pro recap — week 12

A look at how former Trojans fared in the NFL the past weekend: · Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (Matthews didn’t exactly tear it up on Turkey Day, but he had four tackles and added two passes defended in a 27-15 win over the Lions). · Detroit Lions defensive end Lawrence Jackson · Detroit […]

Jones carries USC through invitational

After a season-opening win at home against Cal State Northridge, the USC men’s basketball team had dropped two straight contests by a combined margin of five points. It was, and still is, searching for an identity and looking for a true No. 1 offensive scoring threat. But against South Carolina in the Las Vegas Invitational […]

Downtown LA unveils bike lane

Downtown Los Angeles debuted a bright new way to streamline bicycle traffic last week on one of the area’s biggest streets, unveiling a lime-green bike lane. The lane stretches from Cesar Chavez Avenue to 9th Street, and is the first full-color lane in the city. Council members hope the new bike lane will bring heightened […]