Diane Krieger is a freelance writer. She previously served as a member of the USC staff for two decades, writing for publications including USC Trojan Family Magazine.
Stories by Diane Krieger:
Repairing instruments keeps USC Thornton alums around the music they love
Though instrument repair isn’t always lucrative work, it can be a satisfying way to make a living beyond the symphony hall. Meet some Trojans who have done just that.
USC law students give back to Angelenos in need
Through the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Trojans fight for justice for people who are marginalized, the gravely ill and those with nowhere else to turn. The association was launched at the USC Gould School of Law in 1929.
Gifted middle school students immerse themselves in unique learning experience
The Discovery Project at USC encourages aspiring young scholars to think outside their comfort zone and engage with topics they wouldn’t normally tackle in their teens.
For this USC Thornton graduate, the music business is all about family
After years on the road with artists like Michael Bublé, Rob Perkins started a curated music programming business called On the Beat that is fueled by fellow USC Thornton grads, faculty and even current students.
100 percent of USC Hybrid High seniors graduate — and are going to college — for third year in a row
All 118 seniors from the Class of 2018 are college-bound, matching the 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rate of the first two USC Hybrid High senior classes.
Career development for millennials: Musicians on 2 continents team up digitally
A cross-continental collaboration brings two artists from the U.S. and U.K. together.
The music industry has high hopes for a Trojan’s tech expertise
USC Thornton innovator plans prototype for a project that would help small club owners or large promotion companies — and the typical consumer, too.
Los Angeles teen dreams of dentistry and USC
Former TRiO student Rosalinda Larios faces intense competition, but she’s determined to beat the odds.
Trojan pianist lands exchange stint at prestigious Sibelius Academy in Finland
American music students traditionally have few chances for global study, but USC’s music school wants to change that.
Singers get preventive care for vulnerable vocal cords at USC Voice Center
Vocal screening clinics are part of a health and wellness push that’s catching on at top-tier music schools like USC Thornton.
USC Thornton alum, and Emmy nominee, tells stories through music
Comparing his artistic journey to a twisting river, Duncan Thum shifts from guitar and songwriting to screen scoring.
Marketing and PR secrets of the internet — he’s teaching them
Social media expert Robert Kozinets shows USC Annenberg students how to analyze data that could identify the Next Big Thing.
Gates Millennium Scholars commit themselves to service and leadership at USC
✌ Class of 2017: The university is a key partner in the national scholarship program, which has awarded more than $1 billion to 20,000 students since 1999.
Year in review: Trojan superstars bring in well-deserved recognition, from the arts to science to sports
USC 2016 | A Pulitzer Prize winner and a MacArthur ‘genius,’, a blind football player; a composer and two poets and more than one recognition from the president — it’s been quite a year for the awards case.
Brothers in arms: An American veteran and the Iraqi who saved his life
A former U.S. infantry commander thought a few phone calls would rescue his friend. Instead, he found a series of obstacles steeped in outdated policy.
Trojan headwear built with flair
USC Marshall graduate modifies custom helmets for military veterans who wear them at tailgates and special occasions.
Friendship leads a Trojan to fight for independence of elders
Jon Pynoos’ connection with a 73-year-old leads to a life of helping aging adults and people with disabilities.
Graduating women’s volleyball star Samantha Bricio says goodbye to USC — for now
The Guadalajara-born athlete will go pro in Europe for a few years, then hopes to return to USC for a master’s degree.
Valedictorian Sulekha Ramayya to fight malaria from Wall Street
The Renaissance Scholar couples the tech-savvy skills of a scientist with the smarts of an investment analyst.
Sleep is a waste of time for salutatorian Adrienne Visani
The highly accomplished neuroscience major wishes every day had 48 hours, giving her more opportunities to conduct research and help others.
Salutatorian Ryan Lindveit commits to composing and conducting
After playing and eventually writing music, the USC Thornton student realized what he wanted to do in life.
Mother and son: Meet the Drs. Margetis
Physical drawbacks don’t hamper the life of a USC faculty member who was adopted as an infant.
No lectern, no laptop? No problem for Trojans and their teachers hiking on SoCal’s scenic trails
Peaks and Professors, a club run by students, allows enthusiastic participants to take a hike.
In memoriam: Lawrence Neinstein, 66
USC’s student health services grew over two decades under the watch of the resilient administrator, hiker and singer.