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Activists deliver letter to Nikias in support of immigrants

first_imgStudents gathered around Tommy Trojan on Thursday to deliver a letter to President C. L. Max Nikias demanding increased protections and resources for undocumented and international students.In the wake of White House policies targeting immigrants, the students came together as members of OurCampus, an umbrella organization of student clubs looking to encourage inclusion on campus.“It’s really just about connecting people on campus who are in some way feeling excluded or marginalized,” said Henry Mattei, a junior majoring  environmental sciences and economics and an organizer for OurCampus. “The goal of it is to make our campus a more inclusive place.”The letter asks for physical and financial support for undocumented and international students. Mattei said that without support from the University, students are vulnerable to the labor exploitation and the loss of financial aid. In response, the letter requests a fund for affected students, along with other commitments to keep students secure.The action comes off the heels of a similar letter sent by USC faculty to the administration with policy recommendations to better support students under the Trump administration.Many felt that the University’s commitment to its international and undocumented students has been lukewarm. “The University has given out a lot of really vague statements on the value of diversity,” said Noha Ayoub, a sophomore majoring in law, history and culture. “We want complete support from the University in this regard.”Students entered Bovard Auditorium and delivered the letter to the office of Nikias. The letter was taken by an administrator who agreed to deliver it to Nikias. The administrator was unable to comment about the letter.Students also visited the office of Provost Michael Quick. There, Mattei spoke with Quick’s assistant about the letter. “The response was very limited,” Mattei said.Despite the lack of immediate action from the administrations, students are still optimistic. “It might not be the final thing you have to do, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Julian Turner, a sophomore studying industrial and systems engineering. “It’s opened doors that weren’t open before.”last_img read more

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USC looks to keep home win streak intact

first_imgAfter going 1-2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas last week, USC’s men’s basketball team returns home to the Galen Center this weekend to try and maintain their spotless home record against Boston College.Breakout · Senior point guard Pe’Shon Howard isn’t known for his offensive explosivness, but the Maryland transfer led the Trojans with 17.7 points per game in the Battle 4 Atlantis over Thanksgiving. – Corey Marquitti | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (5-3) took its share of lickings at the hands of Villanova and Wake Forest in the Battle 4 Atlantis, but were able to rebound in the tournament’s final day with an 84-78 victory over Xavier.Head coach Andy Enfield’s team was given some time this week to review the game tapes from the blowout losses in preparation for the visiting Boston College Eagles this weekend.USC did not fare particularly well against another ACC foe in the Demon Deacons from Wake Forest, and looked completely out of sorts offensively. The lackluster play of senior center Omar Oraby was especially troubling.Through the first five games of the season, Oraby seemed to be on his way to the breakout season USC fans were hoping for when he transferred from Rice last year. But in the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Cairo, Egypt native averaged just 4.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.Senior point guard Pe’Shon Howard filled the void on offense for the Trojans, averaging 17.7 points while in the Bahamas.Howard will hope to carry over that offensive outburst into USC’s showdown with Boston College (3-5), who has struggled thus far but boasts two dangerous scorers.Guard Olivier Hanlan (21.7 points per game) and forward Ryan Anderson (19.0 points, 7.1 rebounds per game) carry the load offensively for the Eagles, while sophomore guard Joe Rahon chips in 13.4 points per game. No other player averages more than 6.0 points per contest, but the Eagles still manage to put up a robust 78.3 points per game.Boston College does, however, struggle to keep their opponents off the board. The Eagles have only held one opponent (Sacred Heart) below 70 points, and have let up more than 80 points in half of their games.That bodes well for the Trojans, who have excelled in lighting up the scoreboard (75.5 points per game). But they haven’t exactly been efficient, converting 45 percent of their field-goal attempts.The defense has also been porous at times — the 94 points USC gave up to Villanova last week set a Battle 4 Atlantis tournament record, and the team has held just three opponents below the 70-point mark. Fortunately, all three of those matchups occurred at the Galen Center, giving the Trojans hope that they might have the foundation for a solid home-court advantage.The Trojans tip off against the Eagles on Sunday at 7 p.m. in the Galen Center. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 Network.last_img read more

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Sumner County Sheriff apprehends Arlington, Texas man accused of shooting his estranged wife

first_imgDevanne Jonesby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, Sumner County Sheriff deputies apprehended an Arlington man suspected of shooting and killing his estranged wife in Arlington, Texas.Devanne Jones, 36, of Arlington is currently in Sumner County jail awaiting extradition back to his home where he is expected to be charged with murder.Jones surrendered in Kansas hours after Arlington police say he shot Latoya Alexander, a 35-year-old mother, on Sunday morning at their home according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Arlington Star-Telegram.Jones then drove more than 340 miles north before stopping at the G4 Plaza convenience store, east of South Haven, on the U.S. 166 exit. Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said he called 911 after having what appeared to be a change of heart. The dispatcher told Arlington detectives that she stayed on the line with Jones and the store clerk until deputies arrived to arrest him. According to the Star-Telegram, Jones told Kansas authorities that he had a pistol with him in his car. He was arrested without incident.The shooting occurred shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday in Arlington when police received word of a shooting. When they arrived, officers found a 2012 Chevolet Impala with its headlights on and the engine running in the driveway at the home on Jupiter Drive. Multiple bullet holes could be seen in the driver’s side front window and the front and rear door handles were missing, according to the affidavit.Officers broke out several windows to get inside the car and found a woman who appeared to be dead from multiple gunshot wounds.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Redress · 331 weeks ago Good discussion Report Reply 0 replies · active 331 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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Former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique appointed new Spain head coach

first_img 1 Former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique could become the new Spain head coach Luis Enrique has been appointed the new Spain head coach.The former Barcelona boss takes the job after Fernando Hierro’s resignation from the temporary role he took at World Cup 2018 in Russia. Getty Images Spain were looking for a new manager after sacking Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament when he agreed a deal to become Real Madrid boss.A number of names had been linked with the post, including Belgium boss Roberto Martinez and former Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores.But it is ex-Barcelona coach Enrique who has now been appointed.The 48-year-old is coming to the end of his year-long sabbatical from football and he is ready to get back into management.Listen to live commentary of Croatia vs England in the World Cup semi-finals on talkSPORT, Wednesday, July 11.last_img read more

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