Not all USC students were amused, however, with the antics of Skull and Dagger.  The Skull and Dagger informal initiation became the subject of various editorials in the Daily Trojan in 1938 and was described by the editors as “a waste of time and money” for its initiates.  The Daily Trojan went on to complain that there was a proliferation of honor societies on campus that were only being used by their members as stepping stones for political purposes and to “make contacts.”  The editorial sarcastically suggested that a new honor society should be formed just to honor students who made Skull and Dagger.