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The importance of volunteerism As one of the leading universities in the country, USC should make volunteerism a requirement for graduation and aim to focus its resources on promoting volunteerism on campus if it wants its students to have a greater impact on the world. College is the time to explore your interests and to […]

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In response to Sragow video Throughout the last few days, some people have mistakenly assumed that I want to censor professors’ freedom of speech. Not once have I ever advocated such a thing. In many cases it serves students well for professors to express their own opinions and political experience. Nevertheless, the role of the […]

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The full responses to video of Prof. Sragow I was surprised to see a Political Science professor making national headlines for ‘indoctrinating’ students in class by ‘bashing Republicans.’ The evidence played out in an edited 15-minute video taken by a camera hidden in student Tyler Talgo’s lapel. The original video was sent by this student […]

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Responses to video of Prof. Sragow I’ve noticed students making audio recordings of professors without asking, which I also think it is at best impolite and, at worst, a violation of trust. Videotaping an educator and sending an edited video to a smear website is not the rational response of a student who is worried […]

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Rallying against fossil-fuel investments  USC students take pride in the large sums of money the school receives to enhance our educational experience. It’s with a cumulative endowment of $3.5 billion that ’SC is able to maintain its standing as one of the top research institutions in the world. But while our university is grateful for […]

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Protesting for students’ rights The trend in the last three years has been unconformity. Around Europe, thousands of students took to the streets to protest governments’ implementations of new austerity measures. In the Middle East, we witnessed the youth rise against authoritarian governments, using social networks and new technologies to consolidate an Arab Spring that […]

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Students for Palestine Last week, University of Southern California’s Students for Justice in Palestine hosted Palestine Awareness Week to expose the struggles of the Palestinian people under prolonged, brutal occupation and oppression. SJP is a graduate and undergraduate group of students of various faiths, backgrounds, and academic interests that stands in solidarity with the Palestinian […]

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Students for Israel On the right to national security Two weeks ago, during his visit to Israel, President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “[his] first task is to keep the people of Israel safe.” Israel is the most important ally of the U.S. in the Middle East and it is the […]

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Cultural studies are vital Cultural studies scholarship in our universities is on a decline. The discipline is underfunded, and is virtually unheard of amongst the general American public. It is not surprising, then, that our universities fragment cultural inquiry through specialization. Whereas distinguished international institutions such as the University of Amsterdam allot the discipline a […]

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In response to “Lack of GOP support for civil rights shows insensitivity” Recently, a Daily Trojan writer wrote a rather excoriating article which, while well-evidenced, incorrectly characterized the GOP’s vote on the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA. As a proud member of the party, as secretary for the USC College Republicans and even as […]