Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Lucas building construction continues

The first batch of building materials is now on the building site for the new Lucas building. Where parking lot P used to be is now all dirt and full of large machinery. Construction vehicles include cranes and dump trucks. The green fencing around part of the construction zone has been replaced by regular chain-link fences allowing a clear view of the construction.

A large road construction sign has been added in addition to the numerous smaller signs instructing pedestrians to use the sidewalk on the other side of the street (with little noticeable impact)

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Most promising students explore USC

Starting last week, students who have been accepted to USC come to be a part of Explore USC. Many of these students participate in introduction to life on campus, campus tours, meeting with faculty, visiting classes, and scholarship interviews. Many of the current explorers are presidential and trustee scholarship applicants.

High Winds Batter Campus

Tuesday's weather forecast called for rain, but instead USC got clear skies and gusty winds. Winds at one point were enough to lift large umbrellas out of their moorings at Trojan Grounds.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Gate 1 to reopen

Gate 1 is set to reopen March 5 according to an email from TrojanTransportation sent out on Monday. Although the water problem was fixed, several construction projects will keep 37th Place from Watt Way west to McClintock closed to traffic until May 2007 (will reopen with the completion of Parkside2 housing complex).

Signal Light Toubles

For several hours this morning the traffic signals at the northeast corner (Jefferson and Fig) of campus were out. The LADP had to put a traffic officer to control the flow of traffic through this busy intersection. At 1:11 PM the traffic light was reactivated, and traffic returned to its normal flow.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Mardi Gras comes to USC

After last night's long lines to get into a Mardi Gras themed dinner at EVK, today New/North continues the celebration tonight with a series of events for residents. Complete with masks, beads, and of course purple and gold shirts, RAs have been spreading the word about the event.

Song Girls show increasing tummy

Usually the famous USC Song Girls show just a hint of tummy but at the beginning of last night's basketball game vs. Stanford, there was significantly more than normal.
Then after halftime the amount of skin showing in their mid-regions returned to the normal hint.

Men's basketball defeats Stanford

The Trojans defeated Stanford at the Galen Center last night 69-65. Leading most of the game was the key for the men's basketball team. After a rough second half, the Trojans sealed the game with several key blocks.

Both teams fell from the AP rankings in the past weeks.

The Galen Center was alive with activity as the two teams battled it out.

The Trojans next take on Cal at the Galen Center on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Students without a home

Not unusual for this time of year, students are upset about the housing for next year. The biggest change is with USC's commitment of all freshmen and sophomores getting on-campus housing, many of the juniors and seniors are finding themselves without university housing. As of 10 A.M there were only 8 rooms available in all of university housing. With the assignment process winding down, many students are hoping that space opens up.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Galen Center gets final touches

In one of the final steps of construction, the Galen Center today is getting a coat of fog sealant (cement sealant) on it's exterior walls. Workers are currently working on the south side of the building, but equipment is also on the east side of the building, possibly for future use.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Trojan Vision Off Air

Due to a series of power interruptions, USC's student run television station, Trojan Vision, is unable to broadcast content. The station, located in the Robert Zemeckis Center, was hit last week with a series of power surges that took out backup power supplies. Until equipment can be properly restarted, viewers have to watch a test pattern.

Women of Troy Say Goodbye

The women's basketball team celebrated its final home game of the season and said goodbye to six graduating seniors.Seniors were escorted onto the court by family members and loved ones.

The celebration was capped off by a 66-42 win over Arizona.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Gate 1 Closed

Gate 1 off of Exposition is currently closed after a water main rupture. The LADWP is currently working to fix the problem, but until repairs are completed visitors are directed to enter through gate 6.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Vote On!

Polling places and online polls are now open for the undergraduate student government. Visit their website for candidate profiles.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Women of Troy take down Bruins

On Saturday in the Galen Center the Women of Troy battled back from trailing most of the game to pull ahead in the final minutes for a 62-55 win against the Bruins. This marks the fifth straight time that the Trojans have defeated the Bruins.

After the game Shay Murphy got on the announcer's microphone and encouraged the sellout crowd to return for the senior's final game on February 17 versus Arizona.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Women's Basketball vs. UCLA Sold Out

For the first time in the women's basketball history, tickets for the next basketball game are sold out. The game is Saturday in the new Galen Center and neither team are currently ranked.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Can't "Cat"ch me!

For the past month people walking along the walkway in front of PSX and eating in EVK have heard the meowing of a stray kitten. Several attempts to capture the little critter have proven in vain. After a week without a sighting, locals were afraid the kitten had met with an untimely ending. Yesterday the kitten returned to again meow at passersby.

Candidates get the word out

From Trousdale, to EVK, to Facebook, candidates for student government positions are campaigning all over campus. The latest are supporters for Avila and Brown who handed out information about the two President/VP candidates at the gates of EVK on Monday.

Another hot day in Southern Cal.

Temperatures on Monday broke the 90 degree mark.
As the sun set on 'SC it left this amazing sunset.

Construction continues on Cinematic Arts Building

During the weekend fences were put up around the future site of the new Lucas building.

The new fences block the bike path going east on 35th street and most of the walkway between the post-production facilities and parking lot P.

Saturday, February 3, 2007

Men's Tennis upsets Cal

Today the No. 43 USC men's tennis team pulled another upset of No. 18 Cal.

This win is the fifth straight win with the last victory being over Pac-10 foe Stanford (ranked No. 19) Friday. The Trojans swept the Bears 7-0.

Men's basketball fells Oregon

For the fifth time this season the men's basketball team defeated a ranked opponent. The Trojans led for most of the first half, but the Ducks gained ground in the second half. The 71-68 victory over the ninth ranked ducks Ducks was at home in the Galen Center. The next game is at UCLA against the 5th ranked Bruins.

Elections are back

Election season at USC is back in full swing. As always, the flyers announcing candidates are spread throughout the Trousdale region of campus. Learn more about the elections in the Daily Trojan.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

World Press Photo Leaves USC

Today was the last day of the World Press Photo at USC. The photos have been on display in Annenberg since the start of the semester.

Next the World Press Photo will be displayed in the Netherlands.