Annenberg Media

I was an editor and multimedia journalist for Annenberg Media while at graduate school at USC. I worked on day-of-air new stories once a week in the form of social media, audio, TV and text.

On Monday, Aug. 21, Tommy Trojan will experience his first transcontinental solar eclipse since his arrival at what is now Hahn Plaza in 1930. The celestial phenomenon also happens to fall on the first day of classes, so students should consider adding one more thing to their back-to-school list: a pair of solar eclipse glasses.

The historic event, dubbed “The Great American Eclipse,” will start at 9 a.m. and last about 2.5 hours, with the maximum eclipse in Los Angeles taking place at around 10:21 a.m., according to the Griffith Observatory.

Every year, women at USC expect to tack on an extra $84 to $117 to their grocery budget. The money isn’t for food — it’s for tampons — and that cost might be reduced with a new Undergraduate Student Government resolution.

On Jan. 23, USG unanimously passed a free menstrual products resolution. The resolution calls for the distribution of free feminine hygiene products on USC’s campus, and it would require all female and gender-neutral bathrooms to dispense free pads and tampons.

On Nov. 1,  students packed up their Halloween decorations, went to classes and prepared for the homecoming game. For thousands of California residents, last Wednesday marked the first day for health care enrollment.

Health care isn’t something most college students think about since many are covered through their parents or their schools. The conversations start up around the age of 26, the cutoff for children to receive coverage through their parents’ health insurance.