USC President C.L. Max Nikias warned students from attending raves, which he called “a specific danger that has become increasingly prevalent” in Los Angeles. He specifically referred to raves held near USC at the Coliseum and Shrine Auditorium, and warned that because the hallucinogenic drug Ecstasy is common at the events, “they present serious risks to all who attend.” The letter, released on Jan. 26, 2011, was distributed a week before the Coliseum Commission meets, and could discuss whether to bring back the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June to the Coliseum. A 15-year-old girl, Sasha Rodriguez, fatally overdosed on Ecstasy at the Electric Daisy Carnival in 2010.
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