Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:50pm Politics and comedy collided last Wednesday night at Bovard Auditorium. Hasan Minhaj, a senior correspondent on The Daily Show and the star of the Netflix special Homecoming King, performed a new stand-up routine to over a thousand students as a part of a speaker series meant to highlight what it means to be Asian Pacific … Read More

Posted: February 12, 2018, 12:17pm Issa Rae, a Golden Globe nominee and web/television creator, came to speak on campus last Tuesday night! Hosted by Graduate Student Government (GSG), Student Assembly for Gender Empowerment, Speakers Committee, Black Student Assembly, Center for Empowered Learning Development and Technology, Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, and Center for Feminist Research, Issa Rae and … Read More

Posted: February 11, 2018, 11:53pm Last week, USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) hosted its first International Student Appreciation Week across both the University Park Campus and the Health Sciences Campus! After noticing that most international students were having difficulty finding resources (housing, legal, health, etc.) and other students that share their backgrounds, the Vice President of Advocacy and Vice President … Read More

Posted: February 7, 2018, 1:20pm Last week, USC Perforance Science Institute hosted another incredible speaker, climbing phenomenon Alex Honnold. He is the only person who has free-solo climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, and speed solo climbed the Yosemite Triple Crown (Mount Watkins, The Nose, and Half Dome’s Northwest face). At only 32, he’s a legitimate extreme sports star, … Read More

Posted: February 7, 2018, 12:13pm For a while now, I’ve been following McKinsey & Company’s efforts in developing strong female leaders and encouraging women to connect with one another. When I learned about their McKinsey Spark series through their newsletter, I was extremely excited to participate! Through their various live and virtual events, current and ex-employees specifically address women in … Read More

Posted: February 7, 2018, 11:39am In the recent weeks, I found out about a new USC group within the Marshall School of Business that deals with “the science, best practices, and applied principles for high performance in any domain.” Called the Performance Science Institute, or USC PSI, the faculty and staff use neuroscience, psychology, and related research to quantify the … Read More

Posted: February 7, 2018, 11:14am Over the course of three days last month, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), a joint powers authority of the City and County of Los Angeles, hosted its annual Point-in-Time Count. 8,608 volunteers spread out across 166 deployment sites walked and drove through the many streets and alleys to spot indicators of homelessness, including … Read More

Posted: January 22, 2018, 12:23am When I was in undergrad, a short clip of James Joyce Award winner Reza Aslan debating a Fox News anchor exploded through the Internet. Although the video was brief and not within my area of study, I immediately remembered it when I received an email about a session with the acclaimed religions scholar and writer … Read More

Posted: January 21, 2018, 11:40pm Last week, the USC Science Policy Group held an incredible seminar focusing on the effects of science on international and domestic relations, and the importance of undergraduate and graduate students within the larger, national diplomatic efforts. People from various backgrounds – biomedical engineering, psychology, mathematics, computational biology, and more, gathered to hear from Dr. Nicholas … Read More

Posted: January 11, 2018, 5:09pm For the first weekend of the year, I flew to Austin to visit one of my best friends from undergrad! I had seen her before about a year and a half ago, but it was about time to see her and Texas again. She had moved recently to The Triangle north of UT, so we … Read More