2019 picked up so quickly! From January 2nd-6th, I attended the Biomedical Engineering Society’s Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Conference in Coronado, CA. During the sessions in the mornings and evenings, I had opportunities to connect with graduate students and faculty working on projects in the same field as my own. Unlike the general annual meetings, this conference was much smaller, … Read More

INVADER.

When I was in high school, my older cousins took me on a trip to New York City and introduced me to a bustling city full of restaurants, museums, shops, and art galleries. One of the ones that we were blown away by was Banksy’s first official exhibition – The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. That experience drew me … Read More

Many of us at USC are committed to change. After a tumultuous 2018, I am more ready than ever to assist fellow students, staff, faculty, and administrators in restoring trust and re-uniting our community. Dr. Wanda Austin, the Interim President, recently appointed a Culture Commission, charged with overseeing campus culture initiatives and improvements. As one of the representatives of the … Read More

As a PhD student, I am lucky enough to have the flexibility to take time off that may not normally coincide with a break on the academic calendar. This year, I spent one week (out of my four vacation weeks) in Hong Kong to visit my grandfather and aunt. Although people in Hong Kong don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, we hosted a … Read More

Dear Evan Hansen

I absolutely Broadway shows. Ever since it won the Tony for Best Musical and Best Score, Dear Evan Hansen had been on my to-watch list, but after looking at some of the prices for the Los Angeles shows, I thought it best to hold off for a future tour. But crazily enough, my brother won free tickets after entering a … Read More

Ever since joining Graduate Student Government (GSG) and advocating to Californian Senators and Representatives in Washington, D.C. (four times!) on behalf of all USC graduate students, I have become increasingly interested in national policy and how it relates to science and research. I attended a couple of USC Science Policy Group’s meetings and decided to head to the 2nd Annual … Read More

Early last month, Professor Anita Hill (Social Policy, Law, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies of Brandeis University) spoke with Professor Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro (Gender & Sexuality Studies of USC) about ways we could all engage the current systems to dismantle sexual harassment in the workplace. Covering a variety of topics, Dr. Hill described her own experience sitting in front … Read More

Asian Pacific Comedy Night

Earlier this month, the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association and the USC Asian Pacific Cinema Association co-hosted the first ever Asian Pacific Comedy Night at a local theater near campus. Largely attended by members of these two organizations, this event featured a whole line-up of acts that were centered around stand-up and comedy. The first was the extremely popular group … Read More

Earlier this fall, we officially opened a service and resource for food insecure students here on our campus. The Trojan Food Pantry, now open in Parkside Apartments, aims to provide healthy, nutritious options for those who are going hungry during their studies at USC. We are still collecting numbers regarding food and housing insecurity at our school, but early numbers … Read More

This year, one of the most widespread and stacked committees was formed to address student health and wellness issues through implementation of policy, enforcement of established procedures, and alignment of all ongoing efforts. Co-chaired by the Vice President of Student Affairs, Associate Vice Provost of Student Health & Chief Health Officer, and the Vice Provost for Campus Wellness & Crisis … Read More