Dramatic Arts student debut garners rave reviews

Senior emerges as a ‘revelation’ in an East West Players’ production Any actor still in college would be thrilled to land a leading role in a big-city Equity production, sharing the stage with only two other actors, both of whom have lengthy stage and screen credits. And then to have the Los Angeles Times call you “an […]

Downtown is USC’s college town

Cultural events and nightlife grow as downtown Los Angeles comes into its own, drawing students and alumni Once upon a time, USC students would cover up their cardinal and gold and sneak into Westwood for a typical college town experience. Not anymore.

USC rower raises melanoma awareness

Junior Sara Bilimoria educates youth on the dangers of skin cancer For rower Sara Bilimoria, the off-season has been busy. After helping push the Women of Troy to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Rowing Championships, the undergrad boarded a plane to Europe, where she immersed herself in Spanish culture for a month. But upon […]

Galen Center pep rally pumps up Trojan pride

All it took was the first couple of notes of the school’s fight song. Then all of the students at the Galen Center were on their feet, clapping and hollering, as the USC Song Girls waved their pompoms and the USC Trojan Marching Band sounded its horns. No, this wasn’t the first football game. It […]

Once homeless, freshman now dreams of a future in game design

Hands pressed inside the pockets of a pair of well-traveled jeans, Kamaria DeLaForce is a tough-skinned girl with the edge of a J.D. Salinger character. She loves video games, zombies and post-apocalyptic scenarios. But she also plays the flute, sings alto in the chorus and is passionate about social justice. The most noticeable of her traits […]

Freshman draws from her Islamic faith to give from her heart

USC freshman Newal Osman wraps a colorful hijab on her head, steps back and considers her reflection in the mirror. She likes what she sees. “Hijab goes beyond the head scarf,” she said. “It’s your whole body attire, a symbol of modesty that doesn’t veil your identity.” She recites Asr, the Islamic afternoon prayer, then […]