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USC accepts its highest number of first-gen students

The latest admissions profile reveals key details unique to this group of newly-accepted USC students.

Freshman’s inclusive art wins Google contest

Lyndzi Ramos aims to capture diverse experiences and prioritize representation in her artwork.

USG Senate confirms new executive cabinet

Undergraduate Student Government President Gabe Savage and Vice President Trinity Moore look to increase diversity in the organization through their cabinet appointees.

Sophomore creates preparatory and essay service for college applicants

Through her organization, Ava Sanchez helps applicants by reviewing personal essays.

USC hires new chief investment officer to senior leadership team

Former managing director of private investments and real assets at Northwestern University Amy Diamond will start Oct. 15.

USC senior chats about ‘Avatar,’ Black Lives Matter and spills the ‘quaran-tea’ in her laid-back podcast

Cherise Cayetano started “CC’Me” to cure her quarantine boredom this summer, but has plans to continue covering topics inspired by her conversations with friends.

Viterbi program develops empathy, community alongside engineering curriculum

The Reverse Engineering Engineering Education program aims to help freshmen transition to the school and feel valued beyond their academic skills.

In isolation, Roski alumna documents history

The Great Pause Project is also in partnership with the Arch Mission Foundation to archive the capsule to be sent on a lunar module by 2022.

Student positivity rates continue to decrease, USC mandates flu shots for the spring semester

As Los Angeles County and UPC Campus continue to see a trend in decreasing cases, the University is preparing for an in-person spring semester, with contingency plans for a virtual format.

Progress made in clinician hiring, mental health outreach

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences continues to focus its efforts on the student body through substance abuse research and strategies for coping during the pandemic.
Volunteers take gallons of water out of a van parked by Skid Row.

Water Drop LA brings water to unhoused neighbors on Skid Row

The organization and its volunteers have conducted eight water drops to date.

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For the Herman family, USC was three times the fun


When Deborah, Rachel and Sarah Herman graduate in May, it will be a historic moment not just for the Hermans but also for the university. Deborah, Rachel and Sarah, all seniors, will be the first triplets to walk across the stage and accept their diplomas at the same time. These 22-year-olds are fraternal triplets separated […]

Music master


Leonardo Perez, a graduate student studying violin performance, played Schumann’s Opus 47 in E flat on Monday night in the Alfred Newman Recital Hall. Perez’s performance was part of the Chamber Music Marathon, where, under the direction of Peter Marsh, students from the Thornton School of Music are performing chamber music for three straight nights, […]

In good spirits


Local students make colorful pinwheels during Spirits in Action Day, held on McCarthy Quad on Saturday. More than 150 participants attended the festival, which was hosted by 250 USC student volunteers. Spirits in Action is a non-profit organization run by USC students that strives to empower local students with disabilities.

Going green


Members of CALPIRG hand out energy efficient fluorescent lightbulbs to students on Trousdale Parkway on Thursday in honor of Earth Day. Their booth featured a large windmill and information on stopping climate change. A number of other businesses and groups were also on Trousdale to promote sustainability and environmental awareness. The event was part of […]

Blustery day


A large branch, stretching more than 10 feet long, fell into the middle of the road Wednesday, landing right in front of the University Park Health Center. The exceptionally strong winds Wednesday knocked a number of branches down around campus. Winds ranged from 20 to 30 mph, occasionally reaching more than 40 mph. A wind […]