Entries by Eileen Toh

In advance of this week’s rivalry game against UCLA, sports editors Amanda Sturges and Nathan Ackerman sit down with Daily Bruin sports editor Sam Connon to talk UCLA’s prospects against USC. You can read the blastZONE’s special collaborative issue with the Daily Bruin on Friday on newsstands. Music by Joakim Karud.

There have been nine student deaths in less than three months at USC, three of which have been confirmed as suicides. Sean is joined by associate managing editor Natalie Bettendorf, who broke the news for blastZONE, as they discuss what the string of deaths mean for USC and students dealing with similar problems. Music […]

Prevent editors Nathan Ackerman and Amanda Sturges talk with associate managing editor Aidan Berg about USC’s new athletic director, Mike Bohn. The announcement comes after former athletic director Lynn Swann resigned following a series of scandals. The trio also gets into Clay Helton’s job security and USC’s chances in the Pac-12. Music by Joakim Karud.

College tuition costs get talked about frequently. But low-income students have another concern that’s not always visible, but that’s a more immediate threat — paying for a place to live. Now, business administration student Esther Cha and public policy student Abigail Leung are opening Trojan Shelter, a homeless shelter for students, by students. Music by […]

This week we’re taking a look at two artistic event series on campus: “Jazz Nights” in the Thornton School of Music and “Roski Talks” in Roski School of Art and Design. Host Sean Flannelly speaks with professor of critical studies and director of the masters curatorial program Karen Moss, while blastZONE‘s Simran Sandhu reports […]

Fresh off the university’s new fall break, we’re back to talk about mental health on campus. A student-led mental health awareness vigil took place Monday night, with speeches from Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni assistant director of outreach and prevention services Kelly Greco. Music by Joakim Karud.

How should USC handle a student group that other student groups say promotes hate speech? Nearly 30 students silently walked out of an event last Thursday featuring Michael Knowles, a far-right commentator and author. The talk was hosted by conservative student group Young Americans for Freedom. Protestors called on USC to revoke YAF’s status as […]

USC celebrated the inauguration of its 12th president last Friday, after multiple scandals rocked the University and prompted the resignation of former president Max Nikias. Music by Joakim Karud. Find us on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Last fall, I wrote one of my first columns about Vine, the iconic six-second looping video app that was laid to rest in 2017. At the time, Vine’s now-historic videos were still widely circulating on Twitter, where they were almost memorialized for their impact on modern-day internet culture. From how users employ sound effects, punch […]

“The stories of women — particularly from other countries — are not so often told,” said Dana Wilsey, chief operations officer of The 49% Film Festival. “And many people have no idea what’s happening around the world, so we want to bring [these stories] to them in a way that they can see. We want […]