USC freshman joins intercollegiate coalition that advocates for Asian students

Yi-Ann Li serves as the USC representative on the Intercollegiate APIDA Coalition.

Sandy Reed Endowed fund honors its namesake

The Sandy Reed Endowed Professional Development Fund, created in honor of SDA, SCA alumnus, will provide professional opportunities to current students.

Class of 2025 admits react to admissions decisions

The class of 2025 saw an increase in students who identify as Black, Latinx or first generation amid a decrease in the total acceptance rate to 12%.

Annenberg hosts discussion on mental health, social media during the pandemic

Dean Willow Bay was joined by Dr. Vivek Murthy and Jim Steyer in conversation about a groundbreaking new research report on the mental health of today’s young adults.

Nonprofit Stemnova advances STEM education

Stemnova piloted its Exploring Climate Change Program in three U.S. middle schools.
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Memes fuel political discourse through unbiased dialogue

Online discourse can be benefited through the democratization of satire.

Areias, Warren, new cabinet sworn into office

The 140th Undergraduate Student Government concluded its term at the weekly Senate meeting Tuesday and the 141th Senate was sworn in.

Keck professor shares coronavirus work with White House task force

Dr. Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati’s work promotes vaccination accessibility among Latinx communities in Los Angeles.

Cup of Troy revives the Trojan spirit

A student-owned and operated cafe that features live music offers a new community space amid the pandemic.

Student startup aims to limit food waste in restaurants

Launched in February, Refresh LA is partnered with four local restaurants.

Rossier and LAUSD partner up to make change

The newly established teacher residency program aims to boost diversity in local schools.

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We are the champions

Los Angeles Lakers fans gathered outside of USC’s Galen Center last Wednesday to watch the parade celebrating the team’s first championship since 2002. The parade began at the Staples Center and ended at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, where approximately 90,000 fans watched a ceremony honoring the team. The Los Angeles Times reported 150,000 fans watched the parade, which ran along Figueroa Street.


The following incidents were reported in the USC Department of Public Safety crime/incident summary between Friday, May 15 and Monday, May 25.

Under construction

An awning stands in front of Bovard Auditorium, where construction workers have spent the past week replacing the tiles on the roof. The roof is also being replaced at the Student Union, and construction on both buildings is expected to last throughout the summer.

USC grad wins big on gameshow

Tyler Mains, who graduated Friday, won the Showcase Showdown during a May 4 taping of “The Price Is Right.”


Travon Reed and Horasio Kimbrough, the two men who allegedly shot USC track star Bryshon Nellum in October, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court Monday for their preliminary hearing. The trial was postponed to May 29 because of scheduling conflicts.