Letters to the editor


Transportation In her Aug. 22 Daily Trojan article on transportation options, Carrie Ruth Moore includes a few incorrect or incomplete points that I would like to correct. The primary point I wanted to correct was regarding the LA Live Shuttle. This shuttle service was operated by USC Transportation but completely funded by Anschutz Entertainment Group, […]

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Fostering community isn’t just about providing funding.  Campus organizations grant students the opportunity to express themselves, satisfy their interests and share their passion with others. In turn, these organizations make USC a better place to live and learn. But while the community thrives on its own, it relies on the university to support it. Fostering […]

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While saving space for bikes, USC should keep its charm. What makes you proud to call yourself a Trojan? Is it our exceptional academic or athletic rankings? Is it the unique oasis of the campus? Is our Trojan pride being run over by bikes? It is time that the conversation regarding bicycles be at the […]

Letters to the editor


American grocery stores use too many plastic bags.  I am an international USC student from Korea. Since many Koreans are familiar with American culture through movies and music, things haven’t looked that weird to me since I arrived here. Well, one thing has. In supermarkets, all the cashiers double-bag nearly everything, including gallons of milk, […]

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Seniors with A’s shouldn’t have to take their finals. I’m sitting on my bed, rushing to read the first and last pages of the reading for a class I have in 20 minutes, completely overwhelmed, stressed — yet convinced that somehow it will get done. When did this sudden change of heart and perseverance occur? […]

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H.R.4170 would help ease student loan burdens. In 2012, student loan debt surpassed credit card debt. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau estimates that $1 trillion is owed in student debt. Students attending college have to pay for tuition, standard fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and daily living expenses. Full-time students attending a […]

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Honors designations are unfair to transfer students. If you are a graduating transfer student with a 3.7 GPA and you’re thinking of leaving with magna cum laude honors, think again. Upon transferring, you are led to believe that you have been issued a blank slate. The separation of transfer GPA and USC GPA is understandable, […]

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USG member salaries could be put to better use.  Funding is an uphill battle for many student organizations, but for Undergraduate Student Government, it is a given. As an organization that is run by students and for students, why is it that so much money — our money — is spent on the subsidization of […]

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There’s more to USC athletics than football.   Football is and has always been king at USC. The football team is a perennial contender for the BCS National Championship year in and year out, and it deservedly receives the most attention, considering the national popularity of the sport. The problem is that attendance lacks in […]

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The administration should create bike paths on campus.  Biking is the fastest way to get to class at USC. Many of us bike down Ellendale Place, turn left on Jefferson Boulevard and bike across the intersection at McClintock Avenue. Do you wonder if there are police waiting to give you a ticket for riding your […]