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‪Today is Carol Folt’s first day as USC’s President. ‬‪Read the Daily Trojan editorial board’s letter to USC...
07/01/2019
EDITORIAL BOARD: Welcome to USC, Dr. Folt | Daily Trojan

‪Today is Carol Folt’s first day as USC’s President. ‬

‪Read the Daily Trojan editorial board’s letter to USC’s new leader.

Dr. Folt, we’re believing in you to lead our way to the success we know USC is worthy of — but if you don’t, we’ll be here to hold you accountable.

‪A federal judge gave preliminary approval for USC’s offered $215 million George Tyndall settlement. The settlement ...
06/14/2019
Court grants preliminary approval of $215 million Tyndall settlement | Daily Trojan

‪A federal judge gave preliminary approval for USC’s offered $215 million George Tyndall settlement. The settlement provides former patients with tiered compensation ranging from $2,500 to $250,000. ‬

A federal judge granted preliminary approval of the proposed $215 million class-action settlement between USC and alleged victims of former gynecologist George Tyndall Thursday. “This settlement gives every single woman who saw Tyndall a choice in how they want to participate and hold USC accounta...

Geoffrey Garrett is the first dean hired under USC President-elect Carol Folt’s leadership. “He’s going to talk to...
06/12/2019
USC appoints Wharton School dean as Marshall's new leader | Daily Trojan

Geoffrey Garrett is the first dean hired under USC President-elect Carol Folt’s leadership.

“He’s going to talk to people,” Folt told the Daily Trojan. “He wants to know how the community feels.”

Geoffrey Garrett is the first dean hired under President-elect Carol Folt’s leadership.

Podcasts are not just another advertising platform — these four podcasts, despite being produced by beloved brands lik...
05/16/2019
Four creative podcasts from beloved brands | Daily Trojan

Podcasts are not just another advertising platform — these four podcasts, despite being produced by beloved brands like Trader Joes and Tinder, creatively use the medium to create fun listening experiences that also push their products.

As podcasts have grown in popularity, they have also provided a new marketing opportunity for tech companies and international megabrands to create audio content that will draw even more people to their products. But while Facebook’s “Three and a Half Degrees” or McDonalds’ “The Sauce” m...

“The Criterion Channel is a haven in a content desert.” Columnist Isa Uggetti discusses the new streaming site and i...
05/15/2019
ALL THE WORLD'S A SCREEN: The Criterion Channel offers welcome streaming alternative | Daily Trojan

“The Criterion Channel is a haven in a content desert.” Columnist Isa Uggetti discusses the new streaming site and its intended impact on today’s the moviegoing culture.

Last month, The Criterion Collection — a company that, according to its mission statement, is “dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films” — launched its own streaming service. Head over to the Criterion Channel, and you’re greeted with the words “A Movie Lover’s ...

The USC Track and Field women's team secured their 2nd straight Pac-12 title this past weekend, while some impressive in...
05/15/2019
Track and field impresses at Pac-12 tournament | Daily Trojan

The USC Track and Field women's team secured their 2nd straight Pac-12 title this past weekend, while some impressive individual performances on the men’s side earned them fifth place overall.

Dominant performances led the Trojans to 11 wins on the final day.

Former USC Women's Soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge Tuesday. Janke created fa...
05/15/2019
Former soccer coach Laura Janke pleads guilty in college admissions bribery case | Daily Trojan

Former USC Women's Soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge Tuesday. Janke created fake athletic profiles to admit students in the college admissions bribery scheme.

Former USC women’s assistant soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge Tuesday. Janke created fake athletic profiles to admit the students of wealthy parents who bribed her and other University officials as part of the college admissions bribery scheme. In additio...

Over 19,000 degrees were conferred during the 136th USC Commencement Ceremony. Valedictorian Ivana Giang encouraged the ...
05/15/2019
Valedictorian Ivana Giang encourages Class of 2019 to spread love | Daily Trojan

Over 19,000 degrees were conferred during the 136th USC Commencement Ceremony. Valedictorian Ivana Giang encouraged the recent graduates to spread love in her speech.

The gloomy morning weather was overshadowed by the buzz of excitement from over 19,000 graduates as they held up USC’s “Fight On” sign one last time at the 136th Commencement Ceremony Friday. Interim President Wanda Austin, valedictorian Ivana Giang and commencement speaker Karen Bass delivere...

05/07/2019

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Daily Trojan has removed an article from its April 11 issue. “OPINION: DSP note-taking leaves a hole in accommodations services” contained multiple factual errors mischaracterizing resources provided by USC Disability Services and Programs.

The Daily Trojan regrets these errors, and remains committed to providing the USC community with factual, accurate reporting.

This summer, junior Zachary Barack will make his feature film debut in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The Daily Trojan...
04/25/2019
Junior realizes his dreams on the big screen | Daily Trojan

This summer, junior Zachary Barack will make his feature film debut in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.” The Daily Trojan spoke with Barack about his experiences securing the Hollywood gig and the challenges he faces as a young, transgender actor.

The Daily Trojan spoke with actor, musician and student Zachary Barack on pursuing one’s passions and broadening one’s horizons.

Tim Tessalone, the man who’s forgotten how to clap, has worked in USC’s sports information department for 40 years. ...
04/25/2019
He’s seen it all: Tim Tessalone brings guidance, work ethic to USC’s athletic department | Daily Trojan

Tim Tessalone, the man who’s forgotten how to clap, has worked in USC’s sports information department for 40 years. A staple of Trojan athletics, Tessalone takes us through the years and describes what he loves most about his job and the Trojan Family.

He’s spent 40 years as a sports information director at USC. But what has inspired Tessalone’s longevity goes beyond wins and losses.

Sophomore India Anderson was elected the Trojan Marching Band’s first female drum major Tuesday. The band has been co-...
04/25/2019
First woman elected Marching Band drum major | Daily Trojan

Sophomore India Anderson was elected the Trojan Marching Band’s first female drum major Tuesday. The band has been co-ed since 1971, and Anderson is the fourth woman to be considered for the coveted position.

India Anderson is the first woman to lead the Trojan Marching Band in 139 years.

04/25/2019
Save Student Newsrooms

On the one-year anniversary of #SaveStudentNewsrooms, meet some of the Daily Trojan’s editors and learn more about our day-to-day editorial operations (and shenanigans).

“He was the warmth in every circle.” USC student Victor McElhaney’s legacy lives on through his family and the cam...
04/25/2019
To the beat of his own drum: Remembering the life and legacy of Victor McElhaney | Daily Trojan

“He was the warmth in every circle.”
USC student Victor McElhaney’s legacy lives on through his family and the campus community he touched through advocacy and music.

A month before his birthday, McElhaney, a student in the Thornton School of Music’s jazz studies program, was senselessly shot and killed by four muggers in a liquor store parking lot about a mile and a half off USC’s campus.

Interim President Wanda Austin announced changes to the admissions process for athletes for the 2019-20 academic year in...
04/25/2019
Austin announces student athlete admissions reform | Daily Trojan

Interim President Wanda Austin announced changes to the admissions process for athletes for the 2019-20 academic year in a memo to the USC community Wednesday. The new process will require a head coach, senior sports administrator and the Office of Athletics Compliance to review student-athletes’ applications.

Two investigations — one internal and one by the Justice Department — are still ongoing.

Have you ever wondered whether “yellow jackets” get bored pacing for hours on end? The Daily Trojan interviewed “M...
04/25/2019
Ask a "Yellow Jacket": Q&A with a USC security ambassador

Have you ever wondered whether “yellow jackets” get bored pacing for hours on end? The Daily Trojan interviewed “Mickey,” a CSC security ambassador who patrols the campus community, about a typical night on the job and his commitment to the community.

Since 2009, USC has hired "security ambassadors" to patrol the school’s borders and surrounding neighborhoods, providing an extra layer of security in an effort to deter crime. The University contracted with the Contemporary Services Corporation to fill the streets around campus with distinctive y...

Campus Cruiser, USC’s safe ride program, was founded in 1978 and now employs over 100 student drivers and supervisors....
04/25/2019
Inside Campus Cruiser, USC’s long-time safe ride initiative

Campus Cruiser, USC’s safe ride program, was founded in 1978 and now employs over 100 student drivers and supervisors. A Daily Trojan investigation explored its workers’ experiences and why students opt for Campus Cruiser over Uber or Lyft.

First, there was Fruber. Now there is Fryft. But for decades, USC has had its own rideshare program that it touts as the safer option.

From around-the-clock patrols to safety meetings with students, the Department of Public Safety works tirelessly to earn...
04/24/2019
For DPS, responsibility goes beyond policing

From around-the-clock patrols to safety meetings with students, the Department of Public Safety works tirelessly to earn students’ trust and keep them safe. In an interview with the Daily Trojan, officers opened up about their protection protocols and crime trends in recent years.

Chief John Thomas believes the Department of Public Safety should have an active role in the community. Photo courtesy of DPS.

Undergraduate Student Government unanimously passed a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 1510 Tuesday. USC hired a l...
04/24/2019
USG passes resolution in support of AB 1510 | Daily Trojan

Undergraduate Student Government unanimously passed a resolution in support of Assembly Bill 1510 Tuesday. USC hired a lobbying firm March 1 to oppose the bill, which would extend the statute of limitations for cases of sexual assault in student health centers.

USC hired a firm to oppose the bill, which would help victims of sexual assault.

Although Weekend 2 at the 20th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival was not as exclusive as the first, it reignited ...
04/23/2019
Coachella Weekend 2 returns to vibrant roots | Daily Trojan

Although Weekend 2 at the 20th annual Coachella Music and Arts Festival was not as exclusive as the first, it reignited the lively spirit the festival was built upon.

While there weren’t as many celebrity or influencer sightings as its first iteration of the year, Weekend 2 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was full of unique, groundbreaking moments that made the weekend-long extravaganza just as special the second time around.

No. 10 men’s tennis aims to carry its recent momentum into this week’s Pac-12 Tournament, while women’s tennis hop...
04/23/2019
Men’s and women’s tennis vie for Pac-12 titles | Daily Trojan

No. 10 men’s tennis aims to carry its recent momentum into this week’s Pac-12 Tournament, while women’s tennis hopes for a turnaround after losing three of its last four games.

The women aim to regain momentum while the men enter on a hot streak.

Hot-hitting USC baseball took two out of three games this past weekend against Washington State, with the final game end...
04/23/2019
Baseball takes series over Wazzu | Daily Trojan

Hot-hitting USC baseball took two out of three games this past weekend against Washington State, with the final game ending in a tie. The team now sits at 17-20-1 on the season.

After defeating the Cougars easily in the first two games, the Trojans tied on Saturday.

Two new lawsuits were filed against USC and former campus doctors Dennis Kelly and George Tyndall Monday. At a press con...
04/23/2019
New suits filed against former doctors, USC | Daily Trojan

Two new lawsuits were filed against USC and former campus doctors Dennis Kelly and George Tyndall Monday. At a press conference, 10 of the doctors’ victims spoke about their experiences.

Ten victims spoke about their experiences with assault at a press conference Monday.

President-elect Carol Folt will lead USC on the heels of scandal and protests, but it’s nothing she hasn’t dealt wit...
04/23/2019
Looking back: Carol Folt's legacy | Daily Trojan

President-elect Carol Folt will lead USC on the heels of scandal and protests, but it’s nothing she hasn’t dealt with before. She resigned as chancellor of UNC in January after approving the removal of a Confederate statue on campus that many deemed racist — evoking issues the USC community has raised about campus nomenclature.

Incoming president Carol Folt is coming to USC on the heels of scandal and controversy. But the former UNC chancellor is no stranger to challenges.

REVIEW: After performing at Coachella, artist Lizzo dropped “Cuz I Love You,” her first album with a major label and...
04/22/2019
REVIEW: Lizzo showcases vocal prowess on debut album | Daily Trojan

REVIEW: After performing at Coachella, artist Lizzo dropped “Cuz I Love You,” her first album with a major label and a triumph rife with themes of self-empowerment.

From blaring horns to belting voices and big bodies, Lizzo comes out swinging in her new album, “Cuz I Love You.”

The USC men’s volleyball team fell just short against Pepperdine in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament ...
04/22/2019
Men’s volleyball unable to take a set against Pepperdine | Daily Trojan

The USC men’s volleyball team fell just short against Pepperdine in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament championship. Still, the Trojans earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament against Lewis University on April 30.

USC earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and faces Lewis in the first round.

04/22/2019
South L.A. Food Diaries: Figueroa Philly

“This is a place where we treat you as part of our family.”

In this installment of South L.A. Food Diaries, the Daily Trojan spoke with Danny Hizami, owner of family-run cheesesteak diner Figueroa Philly Cheese Steak.

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