General Education S4E13: No Questions Asked — Drug Take Back Day


For the last episode of the fall semester and Sean's last episode as host, we’ll be looking at the first Drug Take Back Day hosted by USC Pharmacies and USC Student Health Center on Dec. 5. This event is particularly relevant given the L.A. Times reporting that hinted at links between some of the recent student deaths and drug overdoses. Featuring reporting from assistant news editor Sarah Yaacoub and associate managing editor Natalie Bettendorf, and an interview with Chief Health Officer Sarah Van Orman. Music by Joakim Karud.

General Education S4E12: Finding Meaning in Well-being


For the past decade, there’s been a quiet but powerful advocate of mental health resources at USC: The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life. The center provides a series of programs promoting wellness and spiritual well-being. Reporters Simran Sandhu and Nayeli Ayala take a look at two of these programs, and Sean has an in-depth […]

Talkin’ Troy S3E7: Rivalry Week


In advance of this week’s rivalry game against UCLA, sports editors Amanda Sturges and Nathan Ackerman sit down with Daily Bruin sports editor Sam Connon to talk UCLA’s prospects against USC. You can read the Daily Trojan’s special collaborative issue with the Daily Bruin on Friday on newsstands. Music by Joakim Karud.

Rhythm & News S3E4: Looking Back


Former A&E editor Matthew Philips reunites with Isa Uggetti to give a rundown of his favorite music and movies of the year. The two talk Young Thug, Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood, and Parasite —along with a little conjecture about the biggest trends of the year.

General Education S4E11: A Community in Mourning


There have been nine student deaths in less than three months at USC, three of which have been confirmed as suicides. Sean is joined by associate managing editor Natalie Bettendorf, who broke the news for Daily Trojan, as they discuss what the string of deaths mean for USC and students dealing with similar problems. Music […]

Talkin’ Troy S3E6: An Outside Hire


Sports editors Nathan Ackerman and Amanda Sturges talk with associate managing editor Aidan Berg about USC’s new athletic director, Mike Bohn. The announcement comes after former athletic director Lynn Swann resigned following a series of scandals. The trio also gets into Clay Helton’s job security and USC’s chances in the Pac-12. Music by Joakim Karud.

General Education S4E10: Students Sheltering Students


College tuition costs get talked about frequently. But low-income students have another concern that’s not always visible, but that’s a more immediate threat — paying for a place to live. Now, business administration student Esther Cha and public policy student Abigail Leung are opening Trojan Shelter, a homeless shelter for students, by students. Music by […]

General Education S4E9: Roski Talks and Jazz Nights


This week we’re taking a look at two artistic event series on campus: “Jazz Nights” in the Thornton School of Music and “Roski Talks” in Roski School of Art and Design. Host Sean Flannelly speaks with professor of critical studies and director of the masters curatorial program Karen Moss, while Daily Trojan‘s Simran Sandhu reports […]

General Education S4E8: Mental Health Vigil at Tommy Trojan


Fresh off the university’s new fall break, we’re back to talk about mental health on campus. A student-led mental health awareness vigil took place Monday night, with speeches from Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni assistant director of outreach and prevention services Kelly Greco. Music by Joakim Karud.

General Education S4E6: Hate Speech on Campus


How should USC handle a student group that other student groups say promotes hate speech? Nearly 30 students silently walked out of an event last Thursday featuring Michael Knowles, a far-right commentator and author. The talk was hosted by conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom. Protestors called on USC to revoke YAF’s status as […]