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Online shopping not sustainable

First they came for the mom-and-pop stores, and I did not speak out because I was a state park ranger who still had his neighborhood Borders and Circuit City.


In our opinion: Registration shouldn't be a struggle for USC

When a transition to a new technology system occurs, it’s normal to expect a few kinks and bugs here and there that still need to be addressed. But as students are beginning to register for classes, it’s clear USC’s Registrar’s Office didn’t take enough time to minimize difficulties for students.


Letter to the Editor: Organizations need volunteers

We know that a rich life involves finding ways to give back, and whether it’s the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, USC Dance Marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Relay for Life to support the American Cancer Society or collecting and growing food for Harvest Hope Food Bank, becoming a leader means recognizing our community’s needs and creating opportunities to give back.


Trade embargoes won't bring peace in Far East

Recent history, relations show current actions unable to stabilize North Korea China has a population of 1.3 billion, a gross domestic product of $7.3 trillion and a standing army of almost 1.6 million people.


ADHD medication trend harmful

As a nation we have always been susceptible to the latest trend. But in the case of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication, the public should rethink its overwhelming support of the drug’s mass prescription.


Women should have more roles in government

While women make up about 51 percent of the U.S. population, they hold only 14 percent of government positions. This statistic provides just a glimpse at how unbalanced the gender division is in America’s government and culture.


Tesla proves green businesses can be profitable

The stigma against mixing business with environmentally friendly practices may finally be grounded. Tesla Motors, the Silicon Valley–based company that exclusively manufactures and sells electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components, announced a first-quarter profit, raising the price of the iconoclastic luxury electric car maker’s shares by a solid 16 percent.