Geoffrey Chaucer language changes (Illustration/Marion Deuchars) Speak for Yourself

Cringing at How Teens Talk? Surprise — Language Changes

From gender-neutral words to textspeak, language often has undergone controversial shifts — and no amount of grumbling can stop it.

10 min readHumanities, Communications, Digital Media, Gender Studies, Linguistics, Social Media
Winston Crisp USC Winston Crisp (Photo/Gus Ruelas) College 101

How to Get the Most Out of College Life, According to Winston Crisp

“If you’re here, it’s because you have what it takes to be here, and you have to believe that,” says USC’s student affairs chief.

5 min readStudent Life, Student Life, Students
Cyclist at USC sports medicine (Photo/iStock) In It to Win It

Sports Medicine Innovations That Help Weekend Warriors Stay in the Game

Experts in physical therapy, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and more help people stay active for longer.

10 min readHealth, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy
Richard Bernstein opera bass Richard Bernstein as Zuniga in Carmen. (Photo/Marty Sohl, Courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera) Center Stage

An Opera Star’s Journey from USC to New York’s Biggest Stage

A USC Thornton alum reflects on the glamour — and hard work — of life as an operatic bass.

3 min readAlumni Life, Arts, Alumni Life, Music, Performing Arts
Don Antonio Coronel playing a guitar as Dona Mariana Coronel stands by his side Don Antonio Coronel playing a guitar as Dona Mariana Coronel stands by his side, ca.1886.(Photo/Courtesy of USC University Archives) History, Revisited

Untold Los Angeles Stories Come Alive in K-12 Classrooms

USC Libraries brings diverse communities to light through the Lost LA Curriculum Project.

2 min readHumanities, Education, History, Libraries, Los Angeles
algal blooms (Photo/iStock) Life Aquatic

What Are Algal Blooms and Are They Harmful?

In oceans and lakes across the country, tiny organisms create big problems.

3 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Climate, Climate Change, Marine Biology, Sustainability
Robin Coste Lewis (Photo/Kelly Miroire) Well-Versed Writer

5 Things to Know about Poet Robin Coste Lewis

Get to know the award-winning poet laureate, theologian and USC writer in residence.

2 min readHumanities, Awards, Books, English, Literature, Poetry
Metrolink CEO Stephanie Wiggins, Metrolink CEO. Stephanie Wiggins, Metrolink CEO (Photo/Brian Morri) On the Move

Metrolink CEO Puts L.A. Public Transportation on the Fast Track

Mass transit will have to play a bigger role in the growing county’s future, says USC alumna Stephanie Wiggins.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Alumni Life, Transportation
Little Fir Foundation students (Photo/Courtesy of Little Fir Foundation and Ding Qin) Seeds of Change

Alumna Gives Rural Chinese Students a Window to a Wider World

USC Price graduate Jingying Wu started the Little Fir Foundation to help children pursue their dreams for college and beyond.