Skateboarders are known for their tenacity, creativity and focus. USC experts want to figure out how they can use those skills to prosper in college, work and beyond.
Without skateboarding, Eric Diaz’s life might have taken a much different path.
The East L.A. native probably wouldn’t be two years away from earning his civil engineering degree. He guesses at a much darker...
How authenticity of Instagram models affects buying decisions.
Even as a four-year-old, Aliya Jasmine knew she wanted to be a broadcaster. Literally standing in her grandfather’s rock fireplace so that the echo would lend texture to her fake British accent, Jasmine would pretend she was a BBC reporter.
A single bare bulb illuminates clothes on hangers, shoes tucked into corners and small foam panels, artfully arranged to dull the sound of traffic passing outside her Los Angeles apartment. Paola Mardo stands inside, door closed, speaking into a mic clipped to a stand. A recorder perched atop a folded stack of shirts monitors sound levels. Mardo begins reading her script from the iPhone she holds
“The following is a true story about the building of an empire, and two visionary worldbuilders who made it possible.”
The monolithic, three-story media wall in the lobby of Wallis Annenberg Hall serves as an easy visual metaphor: Its towering presence always conveys that you’re at the center of something. When big news is breaking, USC Annenberg students, faculty and staff know they can gather to witness it here — especially if that news is about national politics. During the 2016 election season, all three...