Stories by Dave Dulberg:
Incoming Trojan sports a competitive edge
Incoming freshman Kendall Deighan plans to make her own mark on the USC athletics program over the next four years.
USC’s cultural centers celebrate happy anniversaries
For many of USC’s cultural centers, 2012 marks a milestone year.
Welcome Week app puts campus at students’ fingertips
These days, there’s an app for just about everything, and USC’s Welcome Week 2012 is no exception.
Waste not, want not
Since opening in the fall of 2010, the Ronald Tutor Campus Center has become a crown jewel of the USC campus — and one of its main sources of trash.
Strange feats of derring-do
Sophomore Johnny Strange has taken the Trojan name to new heights over the past few years — literally.
An inclusive idea for the Rainbow Floor
A special-interest community in Century Apartments for Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) students and their allies will include two gender-inclusive apartments to accommodate transgender residents during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Outdoor piano strikes a chord with Trojans
On the afternoon of April 13, USC senior Natalie Anguili and other USC students, faculty members and staff were greeted by an unfamiliar sight in the middle of the International Plaza of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center: an upright piano painted by muralist Kent Twitchell.
Traveler leaves his mark
During the first half of the 20th century, the USC Athletic Department used blocks of wet cement to preserve the footprints of prized All-American players, as well as unofficial mascot George Tirebiter and former USC president Rufus B. von KleinSmid.
A senior with healthy ambitions
Growing up in Mexico City, Nancy Padron de Mendez hadn’t even heard of college. “I assumed at some point I would go to high school and then go straight into the workforce,” she said. “My parents never graduated from middle school, so I wasn’t aware of what existed.”
USC transfer and veteran student programs celebrates first year
“When you arrive at USC for the first time as a transfer or veteran student, it can a feel a little foreign,” said Apollo Emeka ’09. “But let me assure you that USC is very much yours. Make your mark and own it.”
APASS celebrates 30 years of service
Marking its 30th anniversary, Asian Pacific American Student Services held a celebration on April 7 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Grand Ballroom for more than 200 students, alumni, faculty members and community partners.
Treading through troubled waters
In rowing, a coxswain’s ability is not measured by physical strength but by having the tools to lead through commands. Often known as the master of the vessel, the coxswain is the strategic voice that guides a team through rough and competitive waters.
LGBT students speak freely at uRap
Every Monday, groups of USC LGBT students gather for conversations on day-to-day topics, such as queers in sports, living in an LGBT-friendly neighborhood or raising children in LGBT households.
USC senior makes memories at El Rodeo
From the day Christina Lee entered the gates of USC, she had a plan to get involved with El Rodeo, USC’s 123-year-old yearbook.
USC students find alternative ways to spend spring break
More than 150 USC students, staff and faculty members took part in the Volunteer Center’s annual Alternative Spring Break program, a week of service, peer advocacy and team-building activities.
Organizer breaks down USC’s alternative trips
Thanks to the work of Joenique Rose, the USC Volunteer Center is sending more than 150 students to 10 domestic and international sites for an Alternative Spring Break week of service, culture and memories.
Students seek a sense of belonging
When Edward Ng took over as chair of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate’s LGBT committee in fall 2010, he did so by process of elimination.
Career Center’s Diversity Mixer keeps things casual
The USC Career Center’s Diversity Networking Mixer was added on Feb. 7 to this year’s Career Fest calendar for the first time, much to the delight of the nearly 200 students and 14 off-campus employers who attended.
APASS students attend youth briefing in D.C.
Four USC students traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to attend the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Youth Leadership Briefing hosted by the Obama administration.
Journalism major finds his corner of USC
After spending his first year at USC calling basketball and baseball games on the radio for KXSC 1560-AM, Conrad Wilton noticed the station was missing a very important element: news.
Trojan Vision strikes platinum and gold awards
Typically known for its on-air programming, USC’s award-winning television station Trojan Vision took home two top honors from this year’s American Video Association (AVA) Awards, which recognized work by the station’s special productions unit.
KXSC goes uptown with Campus Center facilities
The crisp sounds coming from the speakers inside KXSC 1560 AM-Los Angeles, USC’s independent student-run radio station, are a true sign of the times.
USC bike summit puts safety first
In an effort to promote a pedestrian-friendly environment, USC held its first bike summit on Jan. 18 in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom.
Sean McCormick brings passion to USC
When USC junior Sean McCormick, a native of Boston, Mass., visited the campus for the first time as a prospective student, he fell in love with the university’s vibrancy, rigorous academic curriculum and rich athletic tradition.