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GELLER: “The combination of the artwork within the museum and calming yoga postures provides students with an alternativ...
02/14/2020
Art and exercise meet at Fisher Museum | Daily Trojan

GELLER: “The combination of the artwork within the museum and calming yoga postures provides students with an alternative workout experience.” explains columnist Mimi Geller in her story about the refreshing and innovative yoga classes ongoing at the USC Fisher Museum of Art.

Free, yoga classes at the USC Fisher Museum help students de-stress.

The USC baseball team is set to open the 2020 season with new head coach Jason Gill at the helm. Despite losing several ...
02/14/2020
Baseball to open the 2020 season at Dedeaux Friday | Daily Trojan

The USC baseball team is set to open the 2020 season with new head coach Jason Gill at the helm. Despite losing several talented players from 2019, the Trojans are returning some key assets and are confident ahead of the season opener.

With a new head coach at the helm, USC welcomes Western Michigan for three.

USC snapped its three-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over Washington Thursday night. The Trojans’ exceptional d...
02/14/2020
Men’s basketball triumphs over Washington at Galen Center | Daily Trojan

USC snapped its three-game losing streak with a 62-56 victory over Washington Thursday night. The Trojans’ exceptional defense was a crucial element in helping the team secure a much-needed Pac-12 victory.

An exceptional defensive effort by the Trojans helped USC secure the crucial win.

USC Schwarzenegger Institute and the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation hosted “Unhoused: Addressing Homelessness in...
02/14/2020
Garcetti, Schwarzenegger address homelessness | Daily Trojan

USC Schwarzenegger Institute and the Sol Price Center for Social Innovation hosted “Unhoused: Addressing Homelessness in California,” inviting government officials including former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss the current homelessness crisis in California.

The Sol Price Center and USC Schwarzenegger Institute organized the panel.

For Roski student Alexis McDonald, fashion serves as a way to empower women. McDonald plans to launch her women’s boutiq...
02/14/2020
Cut from the same cloth | Daily Trojan

For Roski student Alexis McDonald, fashion serves as a way to empower women. McDonald plans to launch her women’s boutique Street Madonnas in April to pay homage to Black women by showcasing iconic styles and bringing attention to their historical fashion sense.

Street Madonnas by Alexis McDonald will form community through fashion.

OPINION: It’s important to consider how the transition into college may be different according to a student’s cultural b...
02/14/2020
There is not just one ‘American’ college experience | Daily Trojan

OPINION: It’s important to consider how the transition into college may be different according to a student’s cultural background. Second-generation immigrant students may face a unique set of challenges compared to their peers.

The University ought to help students better embrace the second-generation immigrant version of the college experience.

OPINION: Students in Marshall and Annenberg are provided with study spaces in their department-specific buildings, while...
02/14/2020
Students need more discipline-specific study spaces | Daily Trojan

OPINION: Students in Marshall and Annenberg are provided with study spaces in their department-specific buildings, while students of many other majors lack these amenities. The University ought to expand the amount of spaces offered on campus, to better build community.

Increasing study spaces can foster community and help commuter students.

Performances will be held around campus Feb. 13 as part of “Dancing the Archives: Emerging Choreographers and Living His...
02/14/2020
Los Angeles choreographers create open-air dance performances | Daily Trojan

Performances will be held around campus Feb. 13 as part of “Dancing the Archives: Emerging Choreographers and Living History.” The project is a collaboration between USC Kaufman School of Dance and the USC Libraries in which artists will combine their study of archival materials with chosen surroundings on campus to create original performances.

Dancing the Archives connects students to archival tools at USC.

“You really feel for her — her desire to be a good girlfriend, her nerves and insecurities around this being her first r...
02/14/2020
REVIEW: P.S. I’d still reccommend ‘To All The Boys’ | Daily Trojan

“You really feel for her — her desire to be a good girlfriend, her nerves and insecurities around this being her first relationship. Lara Jean makes you feel like a teenager again and you catch yourself not only rooting for the guys she’s falling for, but falling for them yourself,” said staff writer Krupa Naik. While certainly not an Oscar-worthy performance, “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You,” released on Netflix on Feb. 12, is the perfect late-night, feel-good Galentine’s Day flick to enjoy with your friends this Valentine’s Day.

Lara Jean makes you feel like a teenager again and you catch yourself not only rooting for the guys she’s falling for but falling for them yourself.

Jason Gill, the newest head coach of USC’s baseball team, spoke about his coaching style, what he expects from the progr...
02/13/2020
Swing for the fences | Daily Trojan

Jason Gill, the newest head coach of USC’s baseball team, spoke about his coaching style, what he expects from the program during this new chapter of his career, and what it means to coach the Trojans.

New head coach Jason Gill's experience has led him to his dream job.

Margot May, a sophomore majoring in public policy, founded Fit Like A Girl to empower college-aged women to engage in fi...
02/13/2020
Club empowers women through fitness activities | Daily Trojan

Margot May, a sophomore majoring in public policy, founded Fit Like A Girl to empower college-aged women to engage in fitness. After discovering that USC lacked an all-girl community in fitness, May decided to build a group workout system and promote active lifestyles.

USC Fit Like A Girl is a group workout system for girls that encourages active lifestyles.

02/13/2020
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Four graduate students from the Iovine and Young Academy founded Infinity Boxx, a startup aiming at replacing single-use cardboard boxes with zero-waste alternatives made from post-consumer plastic. Applying the technology skills learned in IYA’s classes, four students also want to reframe the mindset of packaging business from packaging as an object to packaging as a service.

Lynn Helding, a professor of voice, was named 2020 Contemporary Commercial Music Institute Lifetime Achievement Award re...
02/13/2020
Thornton professor wins research award | Daily Trojan

Lynn Helding, a professor of voice, was named 2020 Contemporary Commercial Music Institute Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by Shenandoah University. She has applied her studies in the intersections between cognitive neuroscience and vocology to protect the vocal health of singers and strengthen the wellness of students.

Lynn Helding also added a vocal health component to Thornton’s wellness program.

GRAY MATTER: In her column, Jessica He discusses gender bias in neuroscience and the vast consequences it has for femini...
02/13/2020
Gray Matter: Gender bias in neuroscience has repercussions for feminism | Daily Trojan

GRAY MATTER: In her column, Jessica He discusses gender bias in neuroscience and the vast consequences it has for feminism. “A wide body of research has shown that doctors are more likely to downplay women’s reports of pain than in male patients, resulting in fewer pain medication prescriptions and more misdiagnoses.

The interplay between gender bias in medicine and sex-difference research is a harmful one, in which ostensible neurological evidence of gendered behavior gives scientists and doctors a basis to justify discriminatory practices, even if those biases manifest subconsciously.

OPINION: USG has lost sight of the true meaning of democracy. By lobbying with special interest groups to win the vote, ...
02/13/2020
There is an absence of accountability among USG legislators | Daily Trojan

OPINION: USG has lost sight of the true meaning of democracy. By lobbying with special interest groups to win the vote, USG has effectively excluded a large portion of USC students. This may be a sign of a broken governmental organization.

Elected student officials too easily escape the burden of responsibility.

Lover's day is right around the corner. And whether you're ready or not, our staff has some suggestions.
02/13/2020
February Editor Favorites: Valentine’s Day Edition | Daily Trojan

Lover's day is right around the corner. And whether you're ready or not, our staff has some suggestions.

As college students, procrastination is arguably what we excel at the most. If you’re stuck on Valentine’s Day plans for your significant other, or if you just want to get together with some pals, the Daily Trojan editors have got you covered – we brainstormed, so you don’t have to.

After losing three in a row, men’s basketball is desperate for a win heading into their next game against the Washington...
02/12/2020
Men’s basketball set to face Huskies at Galen Center | Daily Trojan

After losing three in a row, men’s basketball is desperate for a win heading into their next game against the Washington Huskies. Washington is in a rut of its own, having lost six of its last seven. USC will need to capitalize on the Huskies’ recent struggles if it has any hope of making the Pac-12 Tournament.

The Trojans are hoping to rebound Thursday after losing three straight games.

THE STATE OF PLAY: In the midst of a football hiatus, columnist Stuart Carson talks about the implications that turnout ...
02/12/2020
The State of Play: In light of SB LIV ratings, Iowa turnout is worrisome | Daily Trojan

THE STATE OF PLAY: In the midst of a football hiatus, columnist Stuart Carson talks about the implications that turnout has had on both Super Bowl LIV and the 2020 Iowa caucuses.

Unfortunately, unlike Super Bowl LIV, where the NFL orchestrated a flawless halftime show and succeeded in making droves of straight white males feel like strong, independent Latinx women, the Iowa caucuses were a disaster.

USC Undergraduate Student Government discussed a project to establish a “syllabus bank” that compiles syllabi from previ...
02/12/2020
USG senators release digital syllabus bank survey | Daily Trojan

USC Undergraduate Student Government discussed a project to establish a “syllabus bank” that compiles syllabi from previous classes into a single unit for students to refer to when registering for classes. A student interest survey revealed a majority of students feel that access to this resource would aid in individual academic performance.

The bank would let students view syllabuses during the course registration process.

USC Keck health care workers protested a new University policy that imposed tighter punishment for unexcused absences an...
02/12/2020
Keck workers protest leave policy | Daily Trojan

USC Keck health care workers protested a new University policy that imposed tighter punishment for unexcused absences and lower sick leave allowances. Protestors claim the policy, effective Feb. 16, will lead workers to work through their sickness and pose health risks to patients.

The policy change tightens expectations for unexcused absences and tardies.

Pop culture columnist Rachel McKenzie explores how and why divisive social media figures manage to stay in the spotlight...
02/11/2020
The Afterword: Woke-scolding in the era of Internet trolls emboldens them | Daily Trojan

Pop culture columnist Rachel McKenzie explores how and why divisive social media figures manage to stay in the spotlight - and what can be done to diffuse the attention they garner.

Contentious social debates are often multi-faceted and, well, contended; they aren’t conducive to the knee-jerk, emotionally-fuelled responses that characterize public sentiment toward viral content.

Columnist Joe Skinner describes how the career of Trojan alumna Jeanie Buss “tells a more complex story about the collec...
02/11/2020
Skin’s Spin: Jeanie Buss exemplifies important paradigm shift | Daily Trojan

Columnist Joe Skinner describes how the career of Trojan alumna Jeanie Buss “tells a more complex story about the collectively shifting paradigm of gender politics.”

The sports industry has traditionally been seen as hypermasculine, and sports are still considered one of the most socially acceptable forms of “masculine” entertainment to this day.

USC Hotel earned a silver-level Green Seal certification in January for its implementation of sustainable practices and ...
02/11/2020
USC Hotel receives sustainability award | Daily Trojan

USC Hotel earned a silver-level Green Seal certification in January for its implementation of sustainable practices and technologies including a flow restrictor to save water and multi-use toiletry products including reusable shampoo bottles.

The hotel was recognized by a nonprofit that analyzed its environmental practices.

USC students showed support for the LGBT community at counter-protest against Westboro Baptist Church. The Queer and All...
02/11/2020
Students protest anti-LGBTQ group | Daily Trojan

USC students showed support for the LGBT community at counter-protest against Westboro Baptist Church. The Queer and Ally Student Assembly, Trojan Advocates for Political Progress, OUTreach and LGBT Resource Center stood alongside students to promote positivity and advocate for marginalized groups.

Westboro Baptist Church members rallied against the LGBTQ community Monday.

Fashion columnist Kitty Guo breaks down New York Fashion Week and questions how much longer the once-prestigious event w...
02/11/2020
Tongue in Chic: New York Fashion Week proves increasingly irrelevant | Daily Trojan

Fashion columnist Kitty Guo breaks down New York Fashion Week and questions how much longer the once-prestigious event will remain relevant.

Fashion Week happens twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, and it’s a whirlwind of runway shows, street-style candids and cocktail parties, where everyone jostles to see and be seen.

Senior guard Jonah Mathews dropped 22 points in USC’s loss to Arizona State Saturday. USC finished its Grand Canyon Stat...
02/10/2020
Men’s basketball falls to Arizona State, drops to fifth | Daily Trojan

Senior guard Jonah Mathews dropped 22 points in USC’s loss to Arizona State Saturday. USC finished its Grand Canyon State road trip 0-2 and is now tied with UCLA for fifth place in the Pac-12 conference standings.

USC is now tied with UCLA for fifth place in the Pac-12 after three straight losses.

Parent Douglas Hodge received the longest sentence in the admissions scandal to date in federal court Friday. He will se...
02/10/2020
Varsity Blues parent receives longest sentence to date | Daily Trojan

Parent Douglas Hodge received the longest sentence in the admissions scandal to date in federal court Friday. He will serve nine months in prison and pay a $850,000 fine for paying to secure four of his children’s college admissions: two to USC and two to Georgetown University.

Douglas Hodge arranged for four of his children’s college admissions over seven years.

This week, students will cast their vote for the 2020-21 USG president and vice president and senators. In our special v...
02/10/2020
USG 2020 Voting Guide

This week, students will cast their vote for the 2020-21 USG president and vice president and senators. In our special voters’ guide on stands today, the Daily Trojan interviewed each ticket, followed a day in the life of the the current USG president, broke down the USG budget and traced back the history of student government at USC. You can find all of these stories here:

This week, students will cast their vote for the 2020-21 USG president and vice president and senators. In our special voters’ guide, the Daily Trojan interviewed each ticket, followed a day in the life of the the current USG president, broke down the USG budget and traced back the history of stud...

The eighth annual Latinx Empowerment Conference drew more than 80 students and community members, including President Ca...
02/10/2020
Folt, Latinx leaders speak at conference | Daily Trojan

The eighth annual Latinx Empowerment Conference drew more than 80 students and community members, including President Carol Folt and Trustee Michael Felix, to discuss Latinx representation at USC. The conference featured financial literacy workshops and an alumni panel.

Those in attendance talked about Latinx representation and racist campus incidents.

To Be Blunt: Columnist Natalie Oganesyan examines the relationship between cannabis and Black culture through the lens o...
02/07/2020
To Be Blunt: Cannabis is an integral part of jazz history in America | Daily Trojan

To Be Blunt: Columnist Natalie Oganesyan examines the relationship between cannabis and Black culture through the lens of jazz music’s history. “Cannabis helped the Jazz Age flourish, serving as a conduit for creativity, music production and performance,” Oganesyan writes.

Cannabis helped the Jazz Age flourish, serving as a conduit for creativity, music production and performance.

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