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

Posted: March 21, 2018, 2:37pm For the third time since joining USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG), I had the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C. to advocate on behalf of our 23,000+ graduate students. On this specific trip, we met with the offices of the following Californian congressmen and congresswomen: Senator Kamala Harris Senator Dianne Feinstein Representative Tony Cardenas Representative … Read More

Posted: March 21, 2018, 2:13pm Last month, USC’s Graduate Student Government (GSG) hosted an outing at the famous Santa Anita Park, a Thoroughbred racetrack located nearby in Arcadia. Although I grew up right next to this venue (my childhood mall is on the same block), I never had the chance to see the horses growing up. Everyone had a chance … Read More

Front Row for Issa Rae

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, 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 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 10, 2018, 4:32pm Before winter break, Niki and Max Nikias, the President of USC, invited many undergraduate and graduate student leaders to their beautiful home in San Marino to celebrate the semester and mingle with each other. Although many of my friends had visited before for Thanksgiving, this was my first time touring the President’s house. Under a … Read More

Posted: November 29, 2017, 10:03pm Every year, the incredible Graduate Student Government crew over on the Health Sciences Campus (HSC) hosts a Thanksgiving dinner for all of their constituents. Organizing one of the biggest events in the fall, the HSC team, made up of six directors, used the main dining center on campus and decorated all of the tables and … Read More

Posted: October 20, 2017, 5:52pm   Since last semester, I’ve grown to understand the political world a bit more as a leader in student government and reading public documents regarding policy. Luckily, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. again to represent USC and the graduate student population at large in discussions with our government officials across the country. … Read More