Following Oregon college student, do USD students feel safe?

Art by Nora Brewington

Ellie Smith | Asst. News Editor and Sarah Brewington | News Editor A mass shooting on Umpqua Community College’s campus left 10 dead and seven injured in Southwest Oregon, Thursday Oct. 1. According to officials, the shooter was a 26 year old male from the local community. The shooter died during an exchange of gunfire […]

New iPad system struggles to create desired efficiency

International center has new iPad check-in system.

Elaine Selna | Contributor Skepticism is everywhere, especially when people try to innovate the old into the new. This was the case for several departments on campus. At the beginning of this school year, several offices, namely the OneStop Student Center, the Torero Store, and the International Center, implemented a new check-in system involving iPads […]

Everyday is meatless with new vegan club

Leah Wargo president of SVU.

Sarah Brewington | News Editor Dairy, meat, and eggs are just a few of the foods that vegans choose to exclude from their diet.   A salad garnished with cheese is what junior, Leah Wargo received at a student organization conference last year. Wargo is a vegan and was disappointed to discover the lack of […]

Words of affirmation

Gianna Caravetta | Opinion Editor | @giannacara I’m one of the worst at accepting words of affirmation. When someone I love and deeply care about greets me with any sort of compliment, I am instantly in dismay and unbelief. For some reason, I can’t find it in me to accept it as an expression of […]

What does it mean to be a Christian?

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Julie Lai | Contributor  and Gianna Caravetta | Opinion Editor | @giannacara “Are you a Christian?” This is the question a shooter reportedly asked to a classroom of college students at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Ore. They were college students, just like the students here at the University of San Diego. This was […]

Brace Yourself: Midterms are coming

Allison McInnis | Asst. Opinion Editor | @allisonmcinnis_ Midterm season is upon many of us, or for some lucky ones, already finished. You may be thinking that it’s the end of the world. University of San Diego students have all had that week in college: four midterms, two papers, a pile of homework and the […]

Anyone but St. Louis

Matthew Roberson | Sports Editor This year’s field of National League playoff teams consisted of four relatively young, exciting, championship-starved teams. The New York Mets turned their rotation of baby-faced starting pitchers, and a flurry of trades, into their first division title since 2006. The Pittsburgh Pirates relied on the best outfield in the MLB […]

MLB Postseason Predictions

Matt Robinson | Contributor  October means the end of another disappointing Padres season for San Diegans, but baseball fans can still rejoice because playoff baseball is finally here. At this point in the season, the argument over advanced statistics versus the eye test is irrelevant. The chance for a prospect to breakout is long gone. […]

Hiatus Kaiyote returns to San Diego

by Allison McInnis | Assistant Opinion Editor        Hiatus Kaiyote took over the House of Blues in downtown San Diego on Friday, Oct. 2. The four person Australian band is widely known for their neo-soul music, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for Best R&B Performance. The small venue slowly filled […]

‘Anything Goes’ for FGL: Toreros dance the night away with Florida Georgia Line

Photo Courtesy of Meghann Long

by Jenna Principe | Contributor  Country music fans, adorned in their cowboy boots, hats, and southern charm, packed the Sleep Train amphitheater in Chula Vista on Saturday, Oct. 3 to watch Florida Georgia Line per form on their “Anything Goes” tour. The country duo, Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, attracted thousands of fans from all […]


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