Tag Archives: USC


Greek Life Shotgun Pinning

Text The following piece was collected from a twenty-two year-old girl who is also a student at USC in the Greek community. We were discussing a “shotgun pinning” that was to occur later that day. She will hereafter be referred to as the “Informant”, and I the “Collector”. Collector: “So, what is it exactly?” Informant:… Continue Reading »

USC High Dive: Graduation Tradition

Main Piece: Jumping off the high dive at the USC Aquatic Center before you graduate Informant: Apparently you have to jump off the high dive before you graduate from USC. It’s in the aquatic center and it’s like 30 or 40 feet high in the air. You’re supposed to like go break in or something… Continue Reading »

Wombo Combo

Context: Playing Super Smash Bros with some friends at my house and one of my friends, S, keeps shouting “Wombo combo” while beating us all. S is a 20-year-old male from California who plays Super Smash Bros a lot. Piece: S: *hits me and another person in the game rapidly* “WOMBO COMBO BABY” Me: “Did you… Continue Reading »

The Basement Nazi Flag

Main Text Subject: USC has like, a Nazi Germany flag in the basement somewhere. Of like, Mudd Hall or somewhere, st…stashed away. Cuz’ like…it was hanging up during World War II or whatever? In this very building…I guess? Background Information The interview was conducted in the Von KleinSmid Center library basement, which is the “very… Continue Reading »