Fire station serves as new polling place for students

first_imgA new polling location near campus has been approved by the Office of the Registrar in an effort to make voting more convenient for students who live on campus.Hot ballot · The fire station on Jefferson Boulevard will serve as a polling place in November for students living in Webb Tower, Fluor Tower, Parkside and Cardinal Gardens. – Hayden Bennett | Daily Trojan Instead of having to travel more than a mile to Roger Williams Baptist Church on Adams Boulevard in order to vote, students living in Parkside apartments, Webb Tower, Fluor Tower and Cardinal Gardens apartments will be able to vote at the fire station on Jefferson Boulevard between McClintock and University avenues.“[The fire station] was chosen because of its close proximity to a number of student housing complexes,” said Kerstyn Olson, deputy director of the Unruh Institute of Politics. “It’s more convenient for students.”The fire station was the best option to make voting easier for students who live close to the station, as well as community members nearby, she said.“The fire station has been a polling location before … it’s now become a possibility again,” said Micah Scheindlin, political director of USC College Democrats, who protested to the Registrar’s Office about the inconvenience of voting for on-campus students. “Because some of the precinct is off-campus, they prefer an off-campus location, and the fire station is convenient for students but is also off campus.”Marks Tower will remain a polling location for those designated to vote there, but the Catholic Center, which in the past also served as a polling place for a number of students, won’t be available this year because of renovations.“They’re creating a new polling place in lieu of the Catholic Center, which will be under construction,” Olson said.That temporary polling location could be just north of campus at the Hillel Jewish Center at USC.Because Hillel was still under negotiations as a voting location, Olson said it isn’t definite yet.In finding this temporary polling location, the registrar was looking for a location in the same precinct as the Catholic Center, which would still be easily accessible to students.The registrar plans to keep the fire station a permanent voting fixture.“Some people may ask why we can’t use one polling location for all of campus,” Scheindlin said. “The reason is that the campus is divided into two precincts, and if you live on the west side of campus, you’ll actually be getting a slightly different ballot from the east side.”Ballots and polling places depend on the county supervisor of each district, and — because the district line is drawn through campus — there are numerous polling places around USC.Although the USC College Republicans weren’t involved in creating the new polling place near campus, chairwoman Katherine Cook said she is happy to know students have more options when it comes to getting their votes in.“We commend College Democrats for their efforts to make the polling station accessible to students,” Cook said.last_img read more

WATCH: Roma Shah from Surat wins two golds in world powerlifting championship

first_img Digital Desk First Published: 28th December, 2019 13:37 IST Last Updated: 28th December, 2019 13:37 IST WATCH: Roma Shah From Surat Wins Two Golds In World Powerlifting Championship Roma Biren Shah is a computer engineering student from Surat, Gujarat, who has won two gold medals in the ‘World Raw Powerlifting Federation’ (WRPF) 2019. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Session ID: 2020-09-09:fa85150864152826d94c1c99 Player Element ID: video_player_5f58210609fa6 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Roma Biren Shah is a computer engineering student from Surat, Gujarat, who has won two gold medals in the ‘World Raw Powerlifting Federation’ (WRPF) 2019 held in Moscow. Roma has been playing on an international level for the past three years.Being the only female participant from India and having over 22 countries participating in the championships, she had to undergo intense training and change her diet to non-vegetarian. She has won two gold and two silver medals this year, and a total of eight gold medals and two silver medals in the past three years for India. Written Bycenter_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US COMMENTlast_img read more

U20 AFCON: Flying Eagles to Play Saudi Arabia

first_imgThe U20 National Team, Flying Eagles, will trade tackles with their Saudi Arabian counterparts in an international friendly designed to toughen the team ahead of next month’s Africa U20 Cup of Nations in Niger Republic.Team Administrator, Aliyu Ibrahim Lawal said yesterday that arrangements were in top gear for the seven-time African champions to fly out of Nigeria this weekend for the game billed for Tuesday, 22nd January in Jeddah.Tuesday’s match will rekindle memories of the opening match of the 1989 FIFA U20 World Cup finals, in which the Flying Eagles came from behind to defeat the Saudis 2-1 inside the King Fahd International Stadium on 16th February 1989. In that match, Al Suraiti got the Saudis in front after 16 minutes but Mutiu Adepoju and Christopher Ohenhen got second half goals that earned Nigeria three precious points. The Flying Eagles eventually finished the tournament as runners-up, after losing the final match 0-2 to Portugal.Coach Paul Aigbogun is expected to travel to Jeddah with the squad he will be taking to Niger Republic for the U20 AFCON, where Nigeria will contest in Group A against host nation Niger, South Africa and Burundi.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more