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COLUMN: Obama’s departure is sad day for sports


Yesterday was former President Barack Obama’s final day in office and — regardless of where you fall in the political spectrum — a sad day for sports fans across the country. Of the few presidencies I’ve lived through, no commander in chief has been as involved and as knowledgeable about the world of sports as […]

Gay marriage faces paradigm shift


This past week, the Obama administration made an unprecedented move in its filing of an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court in which it encouraged the court to strike down Proposition 8. The 2008 passage of California’s now-infamous ballot initiative ensured that same-sex marriage would remain illegal under the provisions of California’s state […]

Should we agree with Obama’s gun reform plan?


President Barack Obama’s plan takes a step forward in limiting the access of deadly weapons to dangerous citizens.  About a month after the Newtown elementary school massacre that left 28 dead including 20 school children, the Obama administration has announced a plan to Congress that aims to increase the regulation of gun sales and ownership. […]

Obama needs to bolster liberties


President Barack Obama’s inaugural address Monday was unsurprisingly eloquent and touched on the ideas and promises of past leaders for motivation in moving forward in his final term. The address, which appropriately fell on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, included exhortations for furthering freedom and equality at home and abroad. The president also cited the […]

Defense nominee’s apology should be accepted by all


Chuck Hagel’s nomination for secretary of defense has drawn a lot of ire for many reasons, but one criticism that should be discarded is in regard to a past comment with clear anti-gay sentiments. His recent apology aside, continued focus on the comment not only detracts from serious debate of Hagel’s qualifications for the position […]

Networks call re-election for Obama


President Barack Obama finished off a hard-fought race with a victory, becoming re-elected as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday night. As most major networks began calling the election around 8:20 p.m., hundreds of students keeping tabs on the results in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center erupted in screams and cheers. Though […]

Weekend update


In an effort to keep the USC community up to date on a bevy of important issues and events, the Daily Trojan has produced a large amount of content both online and in print. Here’s a rundown of (and some links to) what’s been going on: Last Wednesday a Halloween shooting rattled the campus. The Daily […]