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Secret Service increases protection on Joe Biden as he unofficially becomes president-elect

first_imgAdditional agents are reportedly being added Friday to the team protecting Biden.That full protection may still be delayed if Donald Trump refuses to concede, though: “If Biden is considered the clear winner and Trump does not concede, the Secret Service could wait under agency protocol until the electoral college meets in mid-December to certify the vote results before officially treating Biden as the president-elect,” the Post reports.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The airspace over Biden’s home in Delaware is now considered National Defense Airspace, however. So things appear to be moving in the right direction for Biden to get the protection his position merits, and the threat of Trump’s supporters demands.last_img read more

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Boosters name scholarship after director Jon Chu

first_imgThe new SCA scholarship was named in honor of Jon Chu, a graduate of the school. (Tucker Judkins / Daily Trojan)USC boosters Karen Wong and Scott Lee recently endowed the Jon Chu Asian Pacific Alumni Association Cinematic Arts Scholarship, which provides financial aid for students working on media projects that portray aspects of the Asian Pacific culture. Wong and Lee named the scholarship in honor of Chu, an alumnus and the director of the 2018 film “Crazy Rich Asians.” According to Justin Wilson, the senior director of alumni relations at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the scholarship with a $100,000 endowment will be awarded this semester and will continue to be awarded on an annual basis. SCA students whose projects focus on the representation of Asian Pacific culture are eligible for scholarship consideration.Wong, a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the USC Alumni Association’s Board of Governors, first approached SCA dean Elizabeth Daley in February 2007 to establish an AAPA scholarship, which was recently renamed in honor of Chu.“I don’t think pursuing a career in the entertainment industry is one of the career paths that Asian parents typically envision for their kids, so I was really impressed by his path,” Wong said.Wong said the long term goal is for more people to donate to the endowment over time and to keep the scholarship growing in an effort to support students who are not recognized for their passions. The scholarship also seeks to encourage diversity and inclusion in the film industry.“I hope that over time others will donate to the endowment to further the gift,” Lee said. Lee said that in years past, the film industry has not produced many films focusing on Asian American experiences and that these kinds of films were “not recognized or really supported.” Wong said that USC has been working hard to integrate diversity and inclusion on campus,  such as by incorporating more representation on the board.“Our vision is for it to grow into a large endowment where multiple students engaged in a career path that will further this genre will be awarded,” Wong said.Many students are inspired by Chu’s success story as he graduated from SCA in 2003. Freshman Ethan Soo, who is majoring in film production, said that the spotlight being shined on the lack of Asian American voices in the entertainment industry provides hope for many young USC film makers. “People like Jon Chu and Eugene Yang are my role models,” Soo said. “They’ve definitely been the pioneers of this new culture shift. It’s been great to see people who look similar to me and the fact that USC is helping to give Asian students a voice is fantastic.”last_img read more

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Argonia-Attica vs. Caldwell could be a game of offensive fireworks

first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell and Argonia-Attica made strong statements in their respective season openers last week, and they meet in week two in Argonia in what could be a game filled with offensive fireworks – provided Mother Nature will let them.The thing is, this might not be the last time these two teams will play. Both could well be playoff contenders and could meet again in the post season.Tonight is a pre-district game though, and will have little bearing on any standings that matter, so both teams can enjoy the moment without much pressure.Last week, Caldwell blew out Udall 52-6, and Argonia Attica beat Central Burden 52-12. In  both instances the games ended early because of the score.Argonia-Attica was perhaps a little more of a surprise as most of the starers were new and they were playing a preseason ranked team. It looked more like a reloading than a rebuilding campaign.Freshman quarterback Trevor Pierce passed for 107 yards and rushed for 102 more and accounted for four touchdowns. Seth Hemberger rushed for 101 yards.Caldwell is a senior-laden team with a lot of experience, and their blowout was more expected. Running back Dakota Volavda averaged 23 yards per carry last Friday, running for 142 yards on six carries and scoring twice. Senior quarterback Colten Ward completed all four of his passes for 51 yards and one touchdown.  He also ran for 74 yards on four carries.Caldwell had 281 yards of offense, but their yards per play, 14.8 was impressive.Argonia-Attica coach Luke Greenwood said the game has become a rivalry and they are excited about the game.“Caldwell has a very talented team this year with most everyone back from their playoff team last year,” Greenwood said. “Our teams are very similar and we both have high expectations for this season.”He said his team would try to slow down the Caldwell offense. He said getting pressure on the quarterback often would be a good way to slow them down.Greenwood said his team worked on eliminating mistakes like missed blocking assignments, and adjusting to defenses.Greenwood said the game would be a good test and “should help us gauge what kind of team we have this year.”Caldwell coach Sean Blosser had similar sentiments, saying the game should give them a clear picture of where they are as a team.“When you play a team that has had a couple seasons like A-and-A has, you should be excited,” Blosser said. “You practice and prepare to have the opportunity to play good teams. We have that this week.”Blosser also said the team worked on techniques and getting better at making reads this week.———In other Sumner County games:West Elk (1-0) at Oxford (1-0): West Elk blew away Flinthills 54-0 while Oxford beat South Haven significantly 54-6. This will be Oxford’s first home game. The Patriots were favored to win the South-Central Border League.South Haven (0-1) at Flinthills (0-1): This will be a huge opportunity for South Haven to pick up a big win. Both teams were 45ed in game one.W. Independent (0-1) at Conway Springs (1-0): The Cardinals home opener. This should be an easy win for Conway Springs. W. Independent lost to Chaparral 31-7 in week one. Conway Springs was victorious over Belle Plaine 48-8.Belle Plaine (0-1) at Cheney (0-1): Cheney is just coming off a 36-21 loss to Wichita Trinity. This will be another tough matchup for the Dragons, currently on a 29-game losing streak.last_img read more