November 6, 2012
Barack Obama wins reelection

President Barack Obama wins re-election, according to major network projections: Stay tuned for more updates/coverage on both our website and our Twitter.

November 6, 2012

USC students cast their ballots today to vote in state and national elections.

All photos by Austin Vogel.

November 5, 2012
The election is tomorrow

The election is tomorrow. We rushed to cover the on-campus shooting Wednesday night, but we also wrapped up our election supplement that same day. You can check out all of our election coverage here.

Our supplement is full of information for you before you go vote. We have our editorial endorsement of Proposition 30. We dived into how college students are voting this year. We asked students what issues matter the most to them. We also have final arguments from the USC College Democrats and USC College Republicans on why you should vote for their parties’ candidates.

And don’t forget to vote. To find out where your polling location is, go here.

-The Daily Trojan staff

November 5, 2012

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— Eddie Kim (@eddiekimx) November 4, 2012


Ask and you shall receive. This is the desk of the editor-in-chief at The Daily Trojan, USC’s student newspaper. 

October 29, 2012


The Hollywood Sign is undergoing a major new paint job and facelift for the first time in 35 years. 

The sign was first hauled up to the top of Mount Lee as an advertisement for a new land development called “Hollywoodland.” In 1949, the “land” portion of the sign was taken down, leaving the shorter, more generic and now more famous nine-letter sign: “Hollywood.”

Now a crew is working on scraping off all the graffiti and old paint jobs that have built up over the years.

See more photos by KPCC photographer Mae Ryan and read about the project here.

Los Angeles is such an interesting city, with so many things we don’t usually think about. Here’s a cool project on an iconic part of LA.

(Source: audiovision, via tumblangeles)

October 17, 2012
Debate roundup - Obama and Romney’s townhall showdown

Last night was the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The two candidates squared off on topics ranging from education to Libya. The Daily Trojan was following the event live, and we’ve rounding up all of our coverage.

Our Editorial Director and an opinion columnist were liveblogging the debate, and you can read their transcript here and their post-debate analyses here.

Outside the newsroom, the Annenberg School hosted a live screening of the debate, followed by a panel discussion. What were the debate highlights, and what did USC students think of each candidates’ performances? Read for yourself.

We also asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter to chime in with who they think won the debate. The answers were somewhat split, and very passionate.

October 8, 2012

All photos by Austin Vogel.

CicLAvia brought Angelenos together to bike, walk and skate through the city. In the fall edition of the semi-annual event, participants were able to take advantage of an expanded route that went by USC. See more photos of CicLAvia on our site and read our full story.

September 4, 2012
Bike lanes: helpful or a nuisance?

Art by Robert Calcagno.

It is more than a week into the new semester, and that means it is more than a week into dealing with new bicycle lanes on Trousdale Parkway. The university created the lanes to deal with traffic between pedestrians and cyclists as part of its “We are Considerate. We are USC” banner. But are the new bike lanes really helping?

Rachel Bracker says that the lanes are the first part of a needed solution to deal with the hazards of biking around a crowded campus.

However, David Lowenstein argues that the lanes are a superficial policy to an overblown issue.

What do you think?

September 3, 2012

All photos by Carlo Acenas.

The USC Trojans kicked off the football season with a 49-10 win over Hawai’i. Check out our recap of the game.

August 27, 2012
We have a Tumblr

Welcome to the Daily Trojan’s new Tumblr blog!

This Tumblr is a selection of some of the best stories, photos and multimedia pieces from the Daily Trojan, the student-run newspaper of the University of Southern California.

What can you expect from this Tumblr? Aside from content from the paper, there will be Los Angeles news. And there might be a .gif or two. Maybe.

We hope you enjoy.

-The Daily Trojan editorial board.