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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that a body found Thursday floating in the Dominguez Channel is that of 23-year-old Elgin Stafford, a former USC graduate student who went missing from his home in Carson on March 20. A cause of death has not been determined, Lt. Arthur Escamillas said. According to the Daily […]

Celebrating a blend of music and fashion with a youthful touch, Gearfest: 1000 Phases of Venus will grace McCarthy Quad tonight at 7 p.m. Celebrities Teyana Taylor and Taj Stransberry will host the show, which is presented by the Black Student Association and features student and professional artists and designers showcasing their artistic talents. “The […]

The Hunger Games was a huge success. Not only financially – blowing away the competition with over $155 million in box office receipts – but critically as well.  It’s no surprise that Lionsgate immediately greenlit the sequels Catching Fire and Mockingjay to begin shooting as soon as possible. There are those who feel that The […]

Edgar Gonzalez Aguilar, a junior majoring in theatre, poses with Laker Girls Shashana (left) and Veronica (right), who visited the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on Thursday as part of their Southern California tour promoting their partnership with Carls Jr. Fans were able to take photos with the girls and get their autographs. – Ani Kolangian […]

Since her appearance on the music scene in 2001, soul singer-songwriter Goapele (Gwa-pa-lay) remains one of the most underrated artists in recent R&B history. Her debut album Closer, while garnering respect from critics and lovers of music outside of the mainstream, went largely unnoticed, and, with an equally overlooked second album, Change it All, it seemed […]

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The University of the Pacific and Stanford will take on red-hot USC at the North Gym. Gym.

Riding a 39-match winning streak, USC will head north to face Oregon and Washington.

Manuel Castells, a professor of sociology and communication, has authored 22 books.