Listen to “Profiling 101” on Spreaker. Originally recorded in April 2019. We’re taking a brief hiatus this week but we will be back next week with a brand new episode. The episode you’re about to hear features an introduction to profiling prominent figures. It’s a great lesson for any new reporter, and a great reminder […]


Following the lead of other top tier universities, USC mandated in 2018 that first-time students must wait to establish a GPA to rush Greek organizations. A few fraternities and sororities sued the school over this policy — and lost. Now, the courts have reversed the decision, and the policy's fate is uncertain. Music by Joakim Karud.


There are some big changes coming to USC, including a new president and a reinvented coliseum. This week on General Education, Sean is joined by three blastZONE writers who covered these renovations before classes even started. Music by Joakim Karud.


Staff writer Nick Kaufmann spends a day on the court with USC tennis. Follow his coverage live from the games in this special episode. Music by Joakim Karud.


In this season's finale, Natalie sits down with Josh Dunst, blastZONE's photo editor. When did he become passionate about photography, and what does it take to be a photographer for DT? Music by Joakim Karud.


Guest host Sean Flannelly recaps the LA Times' 23rd annual Festival of Books, including an interview with staff writer Briana Grubb on covering an event with Patrick Soon-Shiong. Music by Joakim Karud & the Urban Voices Project.


Matthew and Isa are joined by Jay Blanes, a student musician from Barcelona, Spain, to chat about his international musical pursuits. Music by Joakim Karud & Jay Blanes.


In the next 25 years, USC's Health Sciences Campus is projected to double in size and residents in surrounding communities are worried about what this means for them. Staff writer Ashley Zhang reported on the situation and talked with Natalie about her story. Music by Joakim Karud.


In the next 25 years, USC's Health Sciences Campus is projected to double in size and residents in surrounding communities are worried about what this means for them. Staff writer Ashley Zhang reported on the situation and talked with Natalie about her story. Music by Joakim Karud.


Last Thursday's issue of the blastZONE had two prominent profile pieces: USC's interim president Wanda Austin and a compilation of several USC students in the context of the college admissions scandal. Natalie talks with writers of those pieces, features editor Diana Kruzman and news editor Sasha Urban. Music by Joakim Karud.