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For Matthew Weisbly, the period of Japanese internment during World War II is a crucial part of history often overlooked in school curriculums. Weisbly, a junior majoring in history, first heard about the internment when he was 12 or 13 years old from watching the film Come See the Paradise and remembered how his high school history class only spent one day on the topic.
Six thousand miles away from campus, USC was a dream school for Da Zhong Wang, a high school senior at the Western Academy of Beijing. And when he found USC's Facebook meme group, "USC Memes for Spoiled Pre-Teens," last May, he knew he wanted to apply.
Wednesday marks the 18th year of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day established to increase awareness and decrease stigma around sexually transmitted diseases within black communities. "HIV and AIDS disproportionately affects black youth," said Tensie Taylor, assistant director of the USC Black Alumni Association.
The mission of the U.S. Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Out of 280 proposals from researchers nationwide, two USC Viterbi School of Engineering professors received $450,000 grants from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to aid the force's mission through their investigative studies.
USC Academic Papers
For years, young women disappeared in Juarez, a Mexican border city, only to have their bodies found in the desert and showing signs of assault. Their killers specifically targeted poor, dark, indigenous women who did not have the power to pursue justice (Portillo). The femicide occurred as a result of their intersectional identity.
Academic paper analyzing the landmark cases Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, and Plyler v. Doe to determine if there is a fundamental right to education.
Satirical newspaper criticizing the superficiality of fairy tale narratives and their relevance to current societal values.
Film analysis deciphering the evolution of Taiwanese filmmaker Wei Te-Sheng's representation of the colonial Japan-Taiwan relationship.
Creative writing piece combining several fairy tale narratives to provide a social commentary and criticism.
People ignore that residential segregation is perpetrated through racially discriminatory strategies, a history of de jure segregation, and white culture that deliberately prevent racial minorities from living in the same neighborhoods as whites. As a result, minorities are unable to gain equal access to resources, further undermining them and preventing upward social mobility.