It is not our responsibility to act as a public relations team for the university, but to share information that is factual and relevant to students. Because we care about this university, we will always aim to hold it accountable.
If USC chooses to close campus and move all classes online, the university should strongly consider implementing a pass/fail grading system and issuing partial refunds to students who payed for an academic experience they would not be receiving.
Professors are working hard to make classes work this semester. Students should respond with patience and constructive feedback.
USC should take steps to ensure that the student community has access to in-person counseling and psychiatry without fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
If USC wanted to truly acknowledge the people whose backs this campus was built on, it would give their descendants access to equal opportunity.
Students shouldn't have to defend their basic human rights on campus.
A police-managed buffer zone imposes a neutrality to speech.
USC's refusal to remove bigoted protestors who defied university policy is a disservice to students.
Taking just enough of the necessary precautions will help keep the coronavirus on decline.
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