Woman hurt in shooting, suspect charged in town of Fenton

December 8, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgTOWN OF FENTON (WBNG) — New York State Police say a suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting on Standish Avenue in the town of Fenton on Saturday. Authorities charged 73-year-old Darrel M. Rich for assault in the 1st degree, a felony. They say a 58-year-old woman was shot and transported to Wilson Hospital. Rich was processed and transported to Broome County Central Arraignment and Processing. New York State Police Binghamton, Broome County Sheriff’s and Port Dickinson Police Department responded.center_img Details about the 58-year-old’s injuries and the nature of the incident were not released. State Police say the shooting remain under investigation.last_img read more

Students more political through dialogue than protests

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOccupy Wall Street, a protest that began in New York in September, has ignited protests across the United States. Students in cities like Boston, Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles have joined the cause, yet the USC campus appears to be missing the excitement.Two USC students, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests, staged a sleep-in in front of Tommy Trojan on Monday, but their fellow Trojans were nowhere in sight.Speaking up · Last semester students on campus protested the content of a controversial email that had circulated within the Greek community. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily TrojanThis trend is not unique to the USC community, according to Daniel Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute. Though young people are often the force behind political change abroad, as demonstrated by the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan revolutions, in the United States, older people have taken the reins.“Unlike the anti-war protests about Vietnam, which elicited a broad base of college student support, today’s wave of protests are focused towards an older generation,” Schnur said.Schnur suggested most protests seen in this country, such as the Tea Party demonstrations, pertain to an older demographic and therefore have little impact on the USC campus.“This is not to say that USC students won’t be involved in the future, but right now the issues seem to be targeting other people” Schnur said.Schnur suggested USC students find other ways to become involved in political and social movements.“Since I’ve been at USC, I’ve seen students volunteer in community-based activity, which is just as accurate an indicator in political involvement as voter registration and protests,” Schnur said.USC and its affiliated institutions administer 260 community service programs. These programs serve more than 600,000 people and provide volunteer opportunities for more than 22,000 USC students, faculty, staff and alumni each year. Volunteers contribute more than 900,000 community service hours annually, according to the USC Volunteer Center.Bertrand Perdomo, a senior majoring in public policy, management and planning, has protested against issues such as the passage of Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, which requires immigrants residing in Arizona to carry proper documentation. Perdomo, however, does not consider himself to be politically active in a traditional sense.“[Protesting] is not our style, as a school and sometimes it’s looked down upon,” Perdomo said. “USC has a great culture of having discussions and panels and I think their approach is discussion-based.”Perdomo said there are ways to get USC students more involved through open dialogue.“We need to encourage a dialogue,” Perdomo said. “People need to have an OK environment to say, ‘Hey, look, this is how I view the world.’ I know it’s not that popular among the people here, but this is how I view it and this is why.’”Perdomo said being on campus can make it seem like national issues don’t affect students.“USC can sometimes feel cut-off from the outside world,” said Tanja Venstad, a junior majoring in international relations and psychology. “The university is so invested in its own backyard that it is easy to get wrapped up in the USC community and forget about what happens beyond it .”last_img read more

Corpus Callosum hosts final showcase of semester

September 17, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgPedal to the metal · A bike-powered phone charger was one of seven student projects featured at the Corpus Callosum final showing which took place Wednesday evening in the Annenberg Innovation Lab. – Hawken Miller | Daily TrojanUSC Corpus Callosum, a Viterbi School of Engineering student organization that creates projects that combine art and technology, hosted its final showing Wednesday night at the Annenberg Innovation Lab.Corpus Callosum’s showcase featured seven projects from students whose majors range from mechanical engineering to sculpture. These projects included a phone charging station powered by bicycle, a LED wearable heart rate monitor, a spherical hologram, a video game powered by sound, a feedback system for plants and a brain shaped enclosure that represented both the right and left sides of the brain.“The first project outside is a geodescent dome model of the brain,” said Linda Xu, events director for Corpus Callosum. “They have these laser lights that they bought online that will project into the left hemisphere of the brain, and it looks very ordered because when you look at it the left hemisphere represents your logical thinking.”On the other side, students created a more artistic interpretation of the brain by bouncing the lasers off of a reflective surface.“The right side of your brain is creativity and inventiveness,” Xu said. “So they reflected the lasers onto this aluminum sheet so that when it reflects it is kind of disorganized.”The diversity of students’ backgrounds and majors represented the vision of the organization to bring art and technology together. It especially reflected the principles of its two founding members — twin alumni Jon and Brendan Dugan.“We are a club that uses science, technology, engineering and math to make art,” said Lili Lash-Rosenberg, president of Corpus Callosum. “The two students who founded it are two twins, one was a major in mechanical engineering and the other was a major in fine arts.”After seeing the gap between the fields of engineering and art, the Dugan twins decided that a change needed to be made.“They noticed that there was a big gap between their two fields and there are actually a lot of similarities between the two,” Lash-Rosenberg said. “In both of them you use what you’ve learned about the world and trial and error and a lot of different testing to create something new.”Corpus Callosum reflected these founding principles across each project by basing its ideas off an artistic thesis. One project that especially adhered to these principles was the display of the video game that uses sound input for play.“Our idea was started just with the idea of something audiovisual,” said Zach Lower, a sophomore majoring in computer science and business administration. “What we landed on was a game that used entirely sound as its input.”The project creators hope to continue to make their designs more streamlined and applicable. The Bio Pet project hopes to combine both technology and botany to monitor life information of potted plants to better inform owners of care.“We wanted to give a plant an extra voice to communicate with humans,” said Kevin Prabhakar, a freshman majoring in business administration. “We will hook up a moisture sensor and photoresistor into it, and it will give you readings on how much sunlight is available or how much water is available.”Bio Pet’s goal is to use social media platforms to show the status of the plant to users real time. The plant will essentially talk to the user, asking for more water or light.“The next steps are to make it send you a tweet or a text message,” Prabhakar said. “The eventual goal is you can have it outside, hook up a plant to it and, once you find out all the different values, it will send you a tweet every time it needs something.Part of the draw of the club comes from the fact that it allows students to explore an interdisciplinary approach between completely different majors.“The club encourages students to think about what’s feasible and then change the design based on what you can actually do in the time that you have as well as the resources,” Lash-Rosenberg said. “It is also important for students to be able to use those skills and work with people of all majors to combine and collaborate to make a product.”last_img read more