The beach beat
Students in Keith Plocek’s surf journalism class dig deep, going beyond clichés to find out what makes Southern California’s beach community tick.
Cue the locker room celebrations — they did it again. USC beat SMU in a come-from-behind nail biter, 66-65, to continue their march in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. It’s the 13th time this season the Trojans have come back from a double-digit deficit, most in Division I.
Space-loving Trojans from USC’s Rocket Propulsion Lab shot their creation 144,000 feet above the Earth in what’s believed to be a new record for a rocket entirely designed and manufactured by students. Next up? Maybe the Karman line (space — the final frontier).
After a full school year, you might think students want a break when finals are over. But for many Trojans, May will mean something different: Maymester. They'll intern behind the scenes in tech or travel to places from Mexico to Senegal. Here’s what’s in store for USC students.
Scarlet fever left Tommy Hoag with faulty kidneys at age 6. He became Children's Hospital Los Angeles' first kidney transplant patient in 1967. Today that kidney is still going strong. He recently celebrated with his Keck School of Medicine of USC doctor, CHLA staff and a special patient.