Daily Trojan Editorial Board

Mission Statement

Throughout the Daily Trojan’s 100-plus-year history, it has been our responsibility to provide the student body and the wider Trojan community with up-to-date and accurate news coverage. But as the primary purveyors of campus news, we can offer more than just the facts. Our Editorial Board takes things one step further by offering analysis on issues pertinent to the USC community. As the voice of the paper, we aim to begin and progress important on-campus conversations critical to the USC community in an effort to engage readers in these vital and sometimes contentious issues. Seeking preservation of the Trojan values — faithful, scholarly, skillful, courageous and ambitious — we aim to hold the University accountable for their actions in order to ensure the welfare of the students. We invite members of the student body to continue the conversations about these pertinent issues by contacting board members and writing letters to the editor.

The board is composed of six editors and three permanent staff members. Majority vote among the editorial board determines the stance expressed in the unsigned editorial.

Fall 2017 Editors

Emma Peplow – Editor-in-Chief
Diana Kruzman – Managing Editor
Eric He – Associate Managing Editor
Allen Pham – Associate Managing Editor
Sarah Chan – News Editor
Tomás A. Mier – News Editor
Terry Nguyen – News Assignments Editor
Kylie Cheung – Editorial Director
Kitty Guo – Lifestyle Editor
Catherine Yang – Lifestyle Editor
Ollie Jung – Sports Editor
Julia Poe – Sports Editor
Trevor Denton – Deputy Sports Editor
Katie Chin – Photo Editor
Jonathon Xue – Multimedia Editor
Steven Kramer – Design Director
Jenny Chung – Deputy Design Director
Shideh Ghandeharizadeh – Art Director
Erika Lee – Blogs Editor
Hailey Tucker – Features Editor
Sonali Seth – Special Projects Editor
Judy Cai – Online Editor
Alina Abidi – Online Projects Editor
Megan Ritchie – Chief Copy Editor