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 2020 Editors

Editor-in-chief – Natalie Oganesyan

Managing Editor – Raymond Rapada

Digital Managing Editor – Lauren Mattice

Associate Managing Editor – Nathan Ackerman

Associate Managing Editor – Andrea Klick

News Editor – Ana Mata

News Editor – Shaylee Navarro

News Assignments Editor – Twesha Dikshit

Opinion Editor – Rachel McKenzie

A&E Editor – Astrid Kayembe

A&E Editor – Emily Sagen

Sports Editor – Taylor Mills

Sports Editor – David Ramirez

Chief Copy Editor – Lois Angelo

Chief Copy Editor – Aisha Patel

Features Editor – Kate Sequeira

Features Editor – Eileen Toh

Photo Editor – Vincent Leo

Photo Editor – James Wolfe

Video Editor – Daniel Hahm

Deputy Video Editor – Kevin Camargo

Podcast Editor – Eduardo Ocampo

Online Projects Editor – Nicole Ng

Deputy Online Projects Editor – Isabelle Nguyen

Art Director – Arielle Chen

Design Director – Samantha deNicola

Social Media Director – Julia Lin

Diversity & Inclusion Director – Angie Orellana Hernandez

Deputy Diversity & Inclusion Director – Stuart Carson

Deputy Diversity & Inclusion Director – Seanna Latiff

Wellness & Outreach Director – Sophia Ceniza

Deputy Wellness Director – Karan Nevatia

Deputy Outreach Director – Aidan Berg