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Article by Leah Folta
February 18, 2012

Bike Traffic Safety: Written For and By (Insane) Bikers

Without laws our society would crumble like so many cookies. Our campus bike traffic is abnormally apocalyptic and Highlander-y, so we here at Campus Basement want to say: good job! That’s how you do it ““ mow down pedestrians/each other, take no prisoners but take the heads for trophies. For those who need help remembering... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
January 22, 2012

Week in Review: I Want Newsual Healing

Your second-best source for the past week’s Daily Trojan headlines USC Quidditch team will face UCLA on January 29 : A longstanding rivalry that holds a certain magic for some. And an amount of politely hiding embarrassment for their families Daylong Bike Summit included new draft of bike safety recommendations : Suggestions about noticing stop... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
October 3, 2011

Sidewalk-bikers to USC: “the street is lava!!”

Daily life holds scores of minor frustrations that you, as a mature college-pseudo-adult, handle with patience and grace. If you’re me, all of those minor frustrations are people who ride bicycles through sidewalks. Also, patience is as likely as those bikers are to make it to class without hitting a pedestrian (UNlikely! Ha!).   This... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
August 16, 2011

Less is more: Hands used to ride bike inversely proportional to sex appeal, study finds

Two hands on the handlebars has been the modus operandi for college cyclists since our parents’ parents rode them – practical, socially acceptable, safe. Biking in the intended all-hands-on-deck style of operation was all it took to impress the pants off students’ desired other-students. Those days are over. According to a recent psych department thesis... MORE »

Article by Lia Woodward
July 18, 2011

Carmageddon: A Trojan Story of Survival

For the last several weeks it has been virtually impossible to possess ears and simultaneously be unaware of the apocalyptic closing of the 405 freeway. Even then, earless Southern Californians knew about Carmageddon, maybe even sooner than the rest of us because they can sense the impending terror through vibrations in the ground, probably. As... MORE »

Article by Jasaulsk
December 8, 2010

Bikes vs. 100 Hours of Snow

No matter how hard core into preserving nature and biking the ESF kids are, trying to ride a bike around when it looks like this is just not going to happen. Check out the one on the left.  MORE »