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SCOP educates students about dangers of porn

first_imgIn order to spread awareness about the dangers of pornography, Students for Child Oriented Policy (SCOP) is hosting White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Week. The initiative aims to inform students and faculty about the detrimental effects of pornography through a series of educational events.“We’re trying to look at the issue from several different vantage points for comprehensive coverage,” senior Shaun Evans, president of SCOP, said.Senior Tierney Vrdolyak, SCOP vice president, said the organization believes pornography is dehumanizing to both its consumers and the actors who produce it.Evans said the escalating nature of pornography causes people to “seek more extreme, often violent, abusive types of pornography,” over time. This may lead its consumers to have an increased inclination towards sexual assault, Evans said.Despite issues like these, pornography remains a little-talked about topic, Vrdolyak said.Vrdolyak identified this as a major reason why organizations like SCOP work to promote public discussion about pornography and how it influences society’s understanding of sexuality.She said SCOP hopes that in addition to educating about the harms of pornography, WRAP Week will provide a chance for those deeply affected by it to access help.“We want people to know there is a community who cares,” Vrdolyak said.WRAP Week kicked off on Sunday night with a prayer service in the Grotto. The service began with several readings, followed by a sermon by Fr. Terrence Ehrman and a chance for students to offer prayer intentions for further reflection.SCOP also handed out white ribbons and other WRAP Week resources outside Eck Hall on Monday morning to spread awareness about the program and its events.The initiative continues on Tuesday with “On Both Sides of the Screen”, a panel discussion featuring Crissy Moran, a former pornography actress, and Tray and Melody Lovvorn, a married couple who overcame previous struggles with pornography and seek to help others do the same.SCOP hopes sharing these stories will help students to “reflect on what pornography means for people in relationships,” Evans said.The panel will take place in DeBartolo Hall, Room 102 beginning at 5 p.m, and is open to the public.SCOP will also host a dinner presentation at Legends on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with Ehrman. Ehrman will be discussing his latest book, “Man of God: Lessons to Young Men about Life, Sex, Friendship, Vocation and Loving with the Heart of Christ.”“The book seeks to instill virtue in young men and women affected by pornography,” Vrdolyak said.Thursday, Jess Keating and Brett Robinson, both representatives from the McGrath Institute for Church Life, will host a lecture on hypersexualization in the media. Evans said the lecture will address how the normalization of sexual content in media affects the public perception of sexuality.WRAP week concludes on Friday with a petition signing calling for Notre Dame to apply WiFi filters restricting access to pornography websites on campus.Evans said because Notre Dame’s internet is the means through which pornography is accessed on campus, the University is indirectly responsible for the negative effects it has upon the students who view it.Vrdolyak added that, as a virtue-conscience univeristy, restricting access to pornographic websites would allow Notre Dame to take a public stance against pornography’s deteriorating effect on individuals’ character.The petition signing takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside both dining halls. The petition may also be reached at bit.ly/NDpornfilter.Tags: #SCOP, porn filter, pornographylast_img read more

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Morgan Stanley doubles up with P&O

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BCPO beefs up security for holidays

first_imgPolice assistance desks (PADs) inshopping malls, and also in churches during the early morning masses were alsoinstalled, he said. “The beat patrollers include 53organic personnel and 113 police trainees, along with those from the 10 policestations,” Pico added. He added that the city police willremain on full alert for the whole month of December. BACOLOD City – Police officialsreassured residents of this city on their readiness from terrorism, criminalityand other threats to peace and order. “We would like to remind them that thepolice cannot watch them all the time. We also need their cooperation,” headded. Lieutenant Colonel Ariel Pico, BCPOspokesperson, said over 200 beat patrol personnel were already deployed lastweek to secure various areas of convergence here during the Christmas and NewYear holidays. Pico appealed to residents of Bacolodto cooperate with the police in ensuring their safety and security. Pico advised that as much as possible,crowded areas should be avoided especially during rush hour when theft usuallyhappens. (With a report from PNA/PN) Pico said that policemen will also bedeployed in ports during the influx of holiday travelers.last_img read more

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Looking back with Kurth and Park

first_imgSigns on Trousdale. Profile and cover photos on Facebook. Student organization endorsements. What many see as a fierce competition raging on between factions of the student body is inspiring a very different kind of emotion in two students on campus — nostalgia.“It’s weird seeing it from the other end,” said Undergraduate Student Government Vice President Ryan Park. “You know what they’re going through, and you know how stressed out and anxious and crazy they’re making themselves right now.”The altered viewpoint is not necessarily a bad thing, however.“It’s nice to see it from the other end, because we’re a little more relaxed now,” USG President Christian Kurth said.Looking back on their campaign, Kurth and Park had some ambitious platform points, but they believe they have made a significant dent in them.“I firmly believe that we’ve accomplished five or six very large items on our platform that I haven’t seen other tickets accomplish,” Kurth said.During their administration, Kurth and Park established a farmer’s market on campus, fixed the sidewalks on 28th Street, increased sustainability awareness through the new Environmental Student Assembly and brought back the LA Live shuttle.Other accomplishments, however, were less planned. Kurth believes the high number of alcohol-related transports and incidents that occurred last semester led to USG developing better relationships with the administration to deal with cultural issues on campus.“What I’ll be most proud of at the end of the day is how our [USG] administration has fixed that dynamic,” he said. “The administrators, they can say they care about [the student voice], but for them to actually be willing to come and work with us on things [is new].”Park agreed that if the two do leave a legacy at USC, it would be improved communication and cooperation between USG and the university administration.“USC’s known for ‘work hard, play hard,’ but it will also be one of those work hard, play hard, but also get along with the administration,” he said. “Honestly I think that would be the coolest thing, to [have had] a hand in creating a culture both the administration and the students can agree upon and something they can both enjoy.”Kurth and Park’s collaboration with the administration led to a new social events policy that allows programming on weekdays, as well as events at which alcohol is present on Thursdays.“The policy changes, 1992 was when they were created, and they hadn’t been touched since,” Park said. “The school has become super different since then; we’re not a commuter school anymore. We’re a totally different community so it was awesome to be able to have a hand in changing the way in which the university and students come together and collaborate.”Though much of the student attention has been concentrated on how this will affect their social lives, Kurth said the policy extends beyond The Row.“It allows people to celebrate Chinese New Year. It allows the Chess Club to have a tournament later,” he said. “This isn’t just a huge Greek issue.”The two said they plan on continuing working with the administration on alcohol-related policies including alcohol education in their remaining two months in office. When it comes time to turn over the reins on April 1, however, the two believe the school will remain in good hands.“I’m very happy to know that all the candidates have USG experience, multiple years in most cases,” Kurth said. “I feel comfortable handing this off to any of them. But, it is going to be a really fun, close, tough race.”Kurth and Park have both attributed their own positive experience to the university itself.“There’s something called the USC experience, which is very hard to articulate, put in words. It’s different for everyone,” Kurth said. “But, once you’re here, you feel it, you do it … If I could bottle it and sell it I would, but I don’t know what it is.”As for their future past USC, both have jobs lined up, Kurth will work in investment banking at Wells Fargo while Park will work in sales at the startup BrightEdge.“I think the best years of our lives are still to come,” Park said. “This is just the beginning and USC has definitely equipped us with the tools and opportunities to make the most of what’s out there.”last_img read more

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Wellington Junior High building sale falls through for at least year; board refuses to consider demolition bid

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Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down Birdfan · 373 weeks ago If it comes to sale for demolition a bond need put up to cover any mis-step in lead/asbestos cleanup and property cleanup. I do not know this company but some will strip copper/brass, and sale-able architectural items then leave a contaminated mess of asbestos lead and unstable walls etc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 373 weeks ago They turned down guaranteed money for a “maybe next year”? It’s hard to say much about the demo. bid since we don’t know what amount it was for. But why not retain ownership of the property, have it demolished, and use those funds to turn the property into a nice park with restrooms that could also be used by the tennis courts, and covered ‘shelters’ similar to donut bay? The city plays way too many games with “what might be”. Report Reply 2 replies · active 373 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Larry · 373 weeks ago It would seem to me, with all I have heard and read that the demolishing of the old school would be a big mistake. The school has a lot of history and I have seen to many old and historic buildings demolished over the years, not only in Wellington but other places around the country. It is important to save history. I only hope that they look at all other ideas, before they decide to just tear it down. Report Reply 2 replies · active 373 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Boner · 373 weeks ago I suspect the School Board will get jerked around for years trying to unload this old building. Why not get a good bid to knock her down, including the asbestos and the fact that it is built like a fortress and should have never been abandoned in the 1st place. Make the site a park/parking lot for the Football/Baseball fields. Recruit some volunteers, Ill be first in line, build a multi purpose builing on the site for dressing rooms and maintenance. Save the bricks for the new building and side walks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Jim Miller · 373 weeks ago We really need to come together and help USD 353 unload this property. I really don’t want to see it demolished and we no longer have the cram packed stadiums of the glory years but do see hope in our future. Sell it to a motivated group of investors wanting to help out our city. Report Reply 0 replies · active 373 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down 1965 · 373 weeks ago Tracy: What change did the USD #353 School board make at this meeting in reference to the “weighting of grades” for Top 10, Valediatorian,etc. I watched the school board meeting on tv and you did not mention at all on your website Report Reply 1 reply · active 373 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A deal for Garrison Properties of Prairie Village, Kans. to purchase the Wellington Junior High building and turn it into apartment complexes appears to have fallen through – at least for a year.The Wellington school board learned from Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss at tonight’s school board meeting that the company did not garner enough points in its financing application to qualify for governmental housing tax credits and therefore will not be purchasing the junior high building this year.Gary Hassenflu did tell Weiss the company would be interesting in looking into trying the whole process over next year. In the meantime, the Wellington school board had received an unsolicited sealed bid from an unnamed company who wanted to purchase the building and then demolish it for parts.The board didn’t like that idea, not so much because of the proposal but because the bid came in unsolicited. USD 353 Board president Jackie Berryman did open the sealed bid at the meeting, but she did not comment on how much it was or who from.As for the apartment development, Hassenflu was hoping to build 42 units, targeted toward families, which would contain several amenities including off-street parking, on-site leasing office, tenant storage, a new central heat/air unit(s) and various household appliances.The tentative name for the project was “The Old School Lofts.” The apartments are proposed for one bedroom costing tenants $450 a month; two bedrooms for $550, three bedrooms for $650.Hassenflu had visited the Wellington City Planning Commission and City Council and had their approval.last_img read more

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