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Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Mercy and Justice.  Who would have thought that two short words could spark so much debate? My Thematic Option (TO) class last semester with Professor Herrup focused on defining mercy and determining when it is appropriate to administer it.  Integrating a wide range of sources – ranging from original court documents to the Oxford dictionary [...]

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Happy May, Dornsifers! I just finished my last final and can’t believe this year is ending. A few of my close friends from home are getting ready for their senior prom right now, and I’m thinking a lot about this time during my senior year, only a year ago – I’d just committed to USC [...]

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…Yes, he does. In fact, he wears USC baseball caps.   Yesterday, the USC Student Interfaith Council worked with the Dalai Lama foundation to bring the world-renowned Buddhist leader to campus. His holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, hosted two events, a morning talk on “Secular Ethics, Human Values and Society” at the Galen Center (which [...]

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I have made the drive from LA Live to USC countless times, and nothing ever changes.  I drive the scenic route cruising down Figueroa, passing the Convention Center, a few car dealerships, a church, and countless fast-food restaurants. However, when I was driving back from dinner at LA Live one night and saw a bunch [...]

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When USC has an event, everything is set up during the day, the event is held at night, and then everything is taken down all within 24 hours. It’s really quite impressive how fast it all gets done. So when these white tents popped up around campus early last week I thought USC was having [...]

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I am one of those people that doesn’t understand how someone gets into the field part of Track & Field. Why do you decide that you are going to start throwing the hammer or the javelin? I’m pretty sure those are two things that you don’t just stumble across in an athletic shed. And the [...]

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With the exception of the World Cup, I find soccer to be a ridiculously boring sport to watch. The field is too big so I feel like I’m just watching people running after a ball. Then, when I finally get excited someone might score, a random guy comes out of nowhere and kicks the ball [...]

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