LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GSG’s fund for foreign students is an important step


This week, USC’s Graduate Student Government will open the first known emergency fund for international and undocumented students at an American university. The fund will provide emergency support for students facing revocation of their student visas as a result of the current administration’s actions (including this week’s updated executive order barring the citizens of six […]

Illegal Adderall use must be curbed at USC


In a world riddled with deadlines and seemingly impossible study loads, the average college student is faced with constant feelings of uncertainty. Can I really get through midterms without feeling like a failure? In this same world, there are so many expectations students put on themselves to not only pass, but to excel, to essentially […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Stand for an end to violence


Hispanic Heritage Month concluded on Oct. 15, and now Domestic Violence Awareness Month is coming to an end, but let’s not forget that stopping family violence is just as important as the people running for the 2016 presidential office. Elections come and go, but domestic violence hasn’t stopped. Since the presidential race started, a lot […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: USC should go smoke-free


The Smoke-Free Campus Coalition, which consists of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, was formed last fall with the goal of changing USC’s smoking policy to that of a 100 percent smoke- and tobacco-free environment and of promoting a culture of health. In February, the SFCC surveyed the student body in order to ascertain […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Guilty until proven innocent


Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor is printed in response to the column “David Horowitz does not belong on campus,” which ran in the March 23, 2016 edition of the Daily Trojan. This letter has been printed as submitted and the information presented has not been independently verified. On the day I was scheduled […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to President C. L. Max Nikias: A troubled Trojan is looking for answers


Dear President Nikias, Spring break is over and yet many of my fellow Trojans come back restless, not because of the fun they had traveling but because of the looming bills and payments that await them. While students should be able to focus and hone in on getting good grades and enjoying their college experience, […]