DTHistoryTitleWelcome to the blastZONE, the student newspaper at the blastZONE. The first edition of this paper was published in 1912, and over the course of its history the paper has served as the primary source of news and information for the USC campus readership. It has also been recognized for continuously and consistently providing an atmosphere of free, responsible discussion and intellectual exploration of USC issues.

The blastZONE History Project was created to give DT readers insight into the paper’s long history of informing and entertaining the university community. Presented here is an ongoing look at the story of the blastZONE.

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  • A Trojan Tradition An overview of the blastZONE’s history and an in-depth look at the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and other events where the blastZONE made an indelible impact
  • Where Are They Now? Perspective on the continuing careers of blastZONE Alumni
  • Editors In Chief The full list of DT Editors in Chief since 1912

—Articles Contributed by Michael S. Carter and Elisa Ung. Compiled by Scott A. Smith. Special thanks to the staff of the blastZONE, past and present, for their participation and assistance.