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Suspects arrested for the deaths of USC graduate students


The Los Angeles Police Department arrested two men Friday afternoon believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of two international graduate students in April, LAPD Detective David Garrido said. Garrido said the suspects, who are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, are Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19. Though the suspects, who are being held […]

Parents of shooting victims file suit against USC


USC will move to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two international graduate students who were fatally shot off campus last month, according to a statement released on behalf of the university. The 15-page suit filed Wednesday states that the university makes false assertions about safety Ming Qu and Ying Wu, […]

LAPD, DPS officers to be added to USC area


Numerous measures will be added to secure public safety in and around the university, including additional Los Angeles Police Department officers, technology and education. At a press conference in Town & Gown on Thursday, President C.L. Max Nikias, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa addressed safety of students and southwest Los […]

Football therapeutic during tragedy


Death tends to put things in perspective, even when we don’t ask for it. It teaches us that the big things aren’t so big and in times of need, it’s important to appreciate the small things that typically get overlooked. Our campus community was dealt a cruel and unfair blow last Wednesday morning, when two […]

City offers $75,000 reward


The City of Los Angeles is offering a $75,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the shooter of Ming Qu and Ying Wu, two Viterbi School of Engineering graduate students fatally shot early Wednesday morning. Councilmember Bernard C. Parks introduced the reward motion to the city council in this morning’s […]