Navigating USD with a disability

When visitors and students enter campus from the East entrance, they are usually greeted by a Parking Services kiosk representative and a sign with directions. “Enjoy our beautiful walking campus,” one sign read. Though many campus community members can do so, those with temporary or permanent physical handicaps cannot stroll […]

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Non-traditional post graduation plans

Seniors pursue paths outside of the usual 9 to 5 options As the 2017 spring semester draws to an end, University of San Diego seniors are eagerly awaiting the start of summer and anticipating the next step that lies just beyond graduation. While some students will seek full-time jobs or […]

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The music festival fascination

Reflecting on the history and culture of Southern California music festivals   Coachella. The word has been ringing in millennials’ ears since the lineup was released in January. This three-day musical festival held in Indio, Calif. is associated with all genres, from indie pop bands to number one rappers on […]

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Course evaluations do matter

  The tenure track: how professors achieve the coveted status At the end of each semester, students have the opportunity to critique or praise professors during teacher evaluations. These mysterious, classified pieces of paper are kept carefully out of professors’ reach until after grades have been submitted—and for good reason. […]

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Student artwork: Traffic 2017

  University of San Diego students, passing the bookstore on the way to grab a sandwich at Tu Mercado or speeding by the Humanities Center, slowed down to marvel at the artwork on display across campus. This past month, work by art students was displayed as a part of the […]

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Supreme Drag Superstar shines

PRIDE put on its sixth annual drag show, sparking discussion on campus The University of San Diego’s Supreme Drag Superstar is an annual event aimed at inspiring and empowering students that also draws debate over Catholic values and the free expression of sexuality. At the beginning of this month, USD […]

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Still smoking on campus?

Two years after campuswide smoking and tobacco ban, butts still litter certain areas Kelly Kennedy, Feature Editor In 2015, the University of San Diego became a smoking and tobacco-free campus. Nearly two years later, cigarette butts can still be found on campus where smokers congregate out of sight and out […]

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New core curriculum to debut in fall

What you need to know about major changes to core class requirements Jennifer Givens, Assistant Feature Editor Ready for it or not, the new core curriculum will be implemented this fall. Here are a few fast facts to help prepare you for the new transition. In a presentation on Mar. […]

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Cooking Classes and Practical Skills

Underwater basket weaving may not be a class offered at the University of San Diego, but cooking classes taught by a Food Network chef are. Just before spring break, USD Auxiliary Services opened registration for a series of free cooking classes hosted by celebrity chef Penny Davidi. Davidi has been […]

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Tate’s Time as the USD President

When he first arrived on campus, President James T. Harris III drew attention from students and faculty for his openness to the community and desire to hear the perspectives of everyone on campus. One way Harris attempts to accomplish this is through switching roles with a student for a day. […]

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