The Daily Trojan caught up with Jesperson for a conversation about his time as the Replacements’ manager and his role in its success.
I feel a sense of family in all the little bubbles of campus I live in, from the people I struggle in solidarity with in certain classes to the daily, domestic dynamics of the Daily Trojan newsroom.
"I’ve learned not to say goodbye too quickly, because if there’s one takeaway from these past 15 weeks, it’s to never say never."
"All jokes aside, this is also the first year that I feel completely comfortable with myself. It’s been a struggle to finally get to this point."
Food represents an ethnic group’s rich culture — it is a central part of its soul that ties generations of people together.
I hope that in the future, Indian American youth like myself don’t feel alienated when they decide that they want to pursue careers in law and public policy.
"In a world where freely expressing female sexuality comes with layers of judgment and assumptions, Lil’ Kim’s Hard Core revolutionized hip-hop."
"I get unduly excited when someone reads my column of their own volition, without me shoving the link in their face."
"I’ll always hold New York City close to my heart, but as I get older, maybe Los Angeles is where I’m meant to settle down."
"She’s an artist who’s mastered her craft, and she’s the only one in the current music industry who can shatter both her own records and people’s expectations of who she is or should be."