Dorm – Privat CZ http://privat-cz.com/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 23:38:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://privat-cz.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-30-120x120.png Dorm – Privat CZ http://privat-cz.com/ 32 32 The ACA dorm is expected to be completed by fall 2023; work begins Monday https://privat-cz.com/the-aca-dorm-is-expected-to-be-completed-by-fall-2023-work-begins-monday/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 12:40:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/the-aca-dorm-is-expected-to-be-completed-by-fall-2023-work-begins-monday/ June 14 – The $15.6 million Alabama Center for the Arts dormitory contractor has moved a mobile office to the downtown Decatur construction site and will have crews working by Monday on the project that the students say they welcome. “Ever since I started coming (to ACA), I’ve been interested in having dorms,” ​​said Zana […]]]>

June 14 – The $15.6 million Alabama Center for the Arts dormitory contractor has moved a mobile office to the downtown Decatur construction site and will have crews working by Monday on the project that the students say they welcome.

“Ever since I started coming (to ACA), I’ve been interested in having dorms,” ​​said Zana Mercury, a Madison resident majoring in multimedia at the Alabama Center for the Arts. She graduated from Calhoun Community College last fall and is currently in a work-study program at Athens State.

“I think this is a wonderful opportunity and I’m glad it’s finally officially happening,” Mercury said.

Calhoun Community College and Athens State University are ACA partners, and school officials held a ceremony Monday to mark the start of construction on the three-story, 43,474-square-foot residence hall. Its 49 apartments will include 11 studios, 19 one-bedroom units and 19 two-bedroom units.

Kerry Warren, director of facilities operations at Athens State University, said there were 80 beds in the original plan, but the number needed to be reduced to 68.

Construction of the dormitory at the corner of First Avenue Southeast and Johnston Street is expected to take about 12 months, according to Athens State President Philip Way.

“Technically, you could say (the dorm) will be open in the fall of 2023,” Way said. “I hope that will be the case, but I am also realistic and I understand the delays in the supply chain.

Century Construction of Tupelo, Mississippi, is the residence’s contractor, and project manager Brayden Owen said he should have workers on site within the next seven days.

“We’ll start working six days a week, and then as the project progresses, we’ll work seven days,” Owen said.

Owen said they will start by removing the existing concrete slabs on the site and then “level it up”.

‘Good opportunity’

Carlen Anderson is taking classes at ACA this summer and will begin her senior year at Athens State in the fall. She is from Nashville and said she is grateful that prospective international students have a residence close to campus.

“I think it would be a great opportunity to have people like me who don’t live in Alabama to be able to have such a great artistic experience and be able to live here,” Anderson said.

Calhoun’s sophomore, Gadge Wigginton, is in the ACA theater program. Although he is from Decatur, he said he was considering moving to the dorms due to the short distance to school and his job in Mellow Mushroom, which is also downtown.

Fellow sophomore Marcus Patten, who is also involved in the theater program, said he hopes the dorm will serve as a residence for ACA students who commute long distances.

“We have a lot of friends who live a little further out like Huntsville and even a friend from the Tennessee area,” Patten said. “We have a friend from Florence and it’s like an hour’s drive for him.”

Close to lessons

The residence hall will be just over a block south of the two ACA college buildings. The dorm will have a 250 mph rated storm shelter on the first floor.

“There will be indoor common areas to include a post office and rental office on all three floors,” said Jimmy Hodges, interim president of Calhoun Community College.

Hodges also said students will be able to access the dorm with a key card.

State Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, sponsored legislation in 2020 that provides $15 million in funding for the project. The dormitory will be the first housing project for the ACA.

Monday’s ceremony brought together elected officials and leaders from Athens State University and Calhoun Community College.

City Council Speaker Jacob Ladner told attendees that the dormitory will help improve the city’s arts scene downtown.

“Really, we’re opening the doors for even more people to experience what we have here in downtown Decatur,” Ladner said. “We have the Princess Theater, a world-class Alabama Center for the Arts, our River Clay Festival that we have. Just the talent that we have…when you go to see our grade school productions all the way up to the state of Athens and the Calhoun (theater) players at our community theater, it’s truly amazing the commitment to the arts in this city.”

Hodges said if ACA students had a good experience with the school and lived in the dormitory, it might encourage them to stay at Decatur after graduation.

“Anytime a student can live in a residential environment on a college campus, it enhances their overall college teaching experience,” Hodges said. “It also ties them to the community. That was what our hope and intent was to put (the dorm) in downtown Decatur.”

Unit amenities for the dorm will include a refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer and dryer, high-speed internet, and WiFi. There will be also a fenced outdoor yard and rest and gathering areas.

The dorm is built on a downtown block that will be transformed in just over a year. The City of Decatur is building a parking lot next to the dormitory at the corner of First Avenue and East Moulton Street while the developers are building a Fairfield Inn by Marriott east of the bridge at the corner of Second Avenue and East Moulton.

— wesley.tomlinson@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2438.

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Chris Kelly with “Just a Moment Left” – The Vanderbilt Hustler https://privat-cz.com/chris-kelly-with-just-a-moment-left-the-vanderbilt-hustler/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 23:44:31 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/chris-kelly-with-just-a-moment-left-the-vanderbilt-hustler/ Freshman singer-songwriter Chris Kelly brings us the long-awaited return of Hustler Tiny Dorm Concerts, in a new collaboration with Vanderbilt’s The Music Room. Hustler Life and The music room, a student-run collective for musicians on and off campus, presents the first 2021 edition of Tiny Dorm Concerts, featuring singer-songwriter Chris Kelly. Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, […]]]>

Freshman singer-songwriter Chris Kelly brings us the long-awaited return of Hustler Tiny Dorm Concerts, in a new collaboration with Vanderbilt’s The Music Room.

Hustler Life and The music room, a student-run collective for musicians on and off campus, presents the first 2021 edition of Tiny Dorm Concerts, featuring singer-songwriter Chris Kelly. Hailing from Charlottesville, Virginia, Kelly debuted her original song “More Than a Moment.”

“It’s kind of about being very far away from someone and seeing them intermittently. And, like, missing everything that goes along with that,” Kelly said.

Having been raised by two musicians and played in his high school band, Kelly is not new to the music scene. Her mother is a professional flautist and her father is a publicist and singer-songwriter. Kelly’s High School Orchestra, 14 stories, continues to attract nearly 7,000 monthly Spotify listeners. Currently, Kelly hopes to take charge of her music career as a solo artist, taking every opportunity Vanderbilt and Nashville have to offer.

“[My goal is] just playing as much as I can and finally being able to make music my job. That would be really nice. Just playing in front of a lot of people and getting my music out there,” Kelly said.

Check out the debut of “More Than a Moment” by Chris Kelly, directed by Charles Shattock of The Music Room.

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Flood-displaced Gillette residents expect to return to dormitory by end of week – The Vanderbilt Hustler https://privat-cz.com/flood-displaced-gillette-residents-expect-to-return-to-dormitory-by-end-of-week-the-vanderbilt-hustler/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 19:00:06 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/flood-displaced-gillette-residents-expect-to-return-to-dormitory-by-end-of-week-the-vanderbilt-hustler/ Eight days after the flood, workers are replacing baseboards and ceiling tiles to repair water damage to get students back to their dorms. Josh Uterstaedt Damage to the fifth floor of Gillette House, photographed September 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Josh Uterstaedt) Forty-four freshmen were sent to the Hayes Street Hotel late on September 14 […]]]>

Eight days after the flood, workers are replacing baseboards and ceiling tiles to repair water damage to get students back to their dorms.

Josh Uterstaedt

Damage to the fifth floor of Gillette House, photographed September 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Josh Uterstaedt)

Forty-four freshmen were sent to the Hayes Street Hotel late on September 14 after Gillette House took a harsh flooded due to the activation of the fire sprinkler system. Some are still moved to the hotel more than a week later.

At 11:02 a.m. CDT on September 21, some Gillette residents received a E-mail stating that they should expect to stay at the Hayes Street Hotel until September 26. These students received $25 in Commodore Cash each weekday to buy dinner at GrubHub and $40 for weekend meals. At 5:23 p.m. CDT on September 17, Gillette residents received another E-mail indicating that the shuttle service initially in place to bring students to their classes would not be available on the weekend of September 18. Instead, students could complete a “Ridehail Waiver” to receive two fully-funded Lyft codes to travel to and from campus throughout the weekend.

“I haven’t met anyone who’s used the Lyft,” said first-year Gillette resident Ben Hawley. “What they needed was to have [Vandy] The van service is going to be set up so we can get to the football game and all that.

Josh Uterstaedt, a first-year Gillette resident, said the Hayes Street Hotel provided breakfast so he didn’t have to use the extra Commodore Cash. He said the quality of the hotel made up for the inconvenience of being moved off-campus.

“Hotels are pretty cool: my roommate and I each have our own bigger bed,” Uterstaudt said.

The extent of the damage in the dorms varies from floor to floor at Gillette.

“We were lucky,” said Uterstaedt. “The only things that got wet were a rug and a few random things on the floor, but the room is still a mess because things got moved around. [so the workers could] access baseboards.

The Office of Housing and Residential Experience (OHARE) addressed student concerns about the remediation process in a E-mail sent to residents at 5:23 p.m. CDT on September 17. The email states that OHARE, Vanderbilt Facilities, Vanderbilt University Public Safety (VUPS) and ServPro—a fire cleanup and restoration company—are teaming up to fix Gillette House.

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Baseboards removed on the fifth floor of Gillette House, photographed September 17, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Josh Uterstaedt)

“WWe understand that the noise from the equipment used during the process can be disturbing for some residents; however, it is important that equipment continues to operate in order to dry construction materials in a timely manner,” the email reads. “Please do not unplug or tamper with any equipment.”

There are fans on every floor of Gillette to filter moist air and speed up the drying process. Gillette baseboards are currently being removed from the walls in the hallways and inside the dorms.

“They came in a few days ago and tore up a lot of floor pads,” said freshman and Gillette resident Owen Smith. “When you walk down the hall you see empty rooms they are airing out, which is really weird.”

Despite Vanderbilt’s best efforts to accommodate the students, many spoke to The Hustler about their stress over replacing their belongings and the uncertainty surrounding their living situation.

“They let you know at noon whether or not you were going to stay the night and it was super stressful because you were nervous about not being able to get your things back to your hotel room. Almost every other day you have to go downstairs and activate your hotel room key,” Hawley said. “Vandy’s distance and disorganization made it frustrating.”

At 6:38 p.m. on September 20, Gillette residents received another email detailing the procedure for filing insurance claims for items that were destroyed by flooding. If students do not have home, renter or traveler insurance, they have been advised to contact OHARE by October 4 at 5 p.m. CDT.

Depending on the specific circumstances of that incident, any claims for damaged property will need to be made through your insurance company, which may include your own tenant’s insurance, a guardian’s landlord’s or tenant’s insurance or, in the case of international students, travel insurance. “, we read in the e-mail.

According to the email, the university is also offering a temporary laptop payment option for students whose computers have been damaged by water. The email also states that Vanderbilt is working to help international students whose passport and/or government documents may need to be replaced.

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Best Gifts for Dorms https://privat-cz.com/best-gifts-for-dorms/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/best-gifts-for-dorms/ America had nearly 20 million college students at the end of 2020. Of these students, approximately 4 million reside in dormitories or university accommodation. These students can share spaces ranging from less than 100 square feet about 200 square feet. Although the size and configuration of dwellings vary considerably, space is generally tight. This means […]]]>

America had nearly 20 million college students at the end of 2020. Of these students, approximately 4 million reside in dormitories or university accommodation.

These students can share spaces ranging from less than 100 square feet about 200 square feet. Although the size and configuration of dwellings vary considerably, space is generally tight. This means that you should choose gifts for students with special care.

If you know a college student or about to go to college, keep reading for great gift ideas at two price points: under $25 and under $50. And if you’re a student yourself, we’ve got some ideas to treat you to free.

Gifts for $25 or less

A rectangular light therapy lamp
Amazon

Do you know anyone with a dark dorm? This LED-based lamp creates light that mimics sunlight, minus the potentially harmful UV waves. It has adjustable brightness, a timer, and a compact, square design. Experts say millions of people live seasonal affective disorderand light therapy can help.

a bamboo desk on folding legs
Amazon

Nearly 40% of Americans admit they work regularly in bed. For dorm students, this number is likely higher. Consider gifting this foldable and adjustable desk to make those extra long twin beds better workspaces. It is made of natural bamboo and has a storage drawer. It is also ideal for reading or eating in bed.

Modern-looking charger charges multiple smart devices at once
Amazon

Ninety-six percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have a smart phone, so almost everyone will appreciate this gift. It can charge smartphone, smartwatch, smart pen and wireless headphones simultaneously. It is compatible with Apple and Samsung products. This multi-in-one charger will eliminate the tangles of cables, adapters, or dongles and keep a student’s tech charged and ready to go.

Gifts for $50 or less

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Google

If your student has a TV with an HDMI port, Chromecast can supercharge it. Chromecast brings together multiple streaming services and live TV through a single user interface. Viewers can search for content with voice commands or browse personalized Chromecast recommendations.

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Bissell

According a study, people in clean spaces are more relaxed, less stressed and more productive. They even sleep better. Consider gifting this cordless handheld vacuum to help your student keep their room tidy. Its sleek, modern design includes a lithium-ion battery, USB charging cable, and tools for cleaning tight spaces. It also includes a stand and built-in tool storage.

A gray clock radio charges a smartphone
Amazon

This device offers six functions in one compact unit: an alarm clock, FM radio, Bluetooth speaker, wireless phone charger, mood light and white noise machine. The angled phone dock allows a student to use their phone while charging. It also has an additional USB port to charge another device.

Treat yourself: gifts that don’t cost a penny

Many continue to face personal financial hardship during the pandemic. If you don’t feel comfortable asking for gifts – or if you’re one of the over 10% of Americans choosing not to exchange gifts this year – consider giving yourself one of these favors or giving the gift of knowledge by sharing these gifts with friends and loved ones.

Microsoft logo
ZDNet

Students — and anyone with an .edu email address — can sign up for Office 365 Education for free, though your school might already provide access. A student account includes access to online versions of apps and services like Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Exchange, OneDrive, and Teams.

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Shutterstock

If Amazon is your go-to for almost everything, consider this: Prime Student members get a free six-month trial of Amazon’s popular premium service. It includes free two-day shipping on qualifying purchases and unlimited media streaming through Prime Video. Be warned: after six months, you will be charged $6.49 per month. Also, you cannot share Prime benefits with a student account.

A phone displaying the Chime app and a Chime-branded Visa card
Carillon

If you want an online-only banking experience, do you offer free banking and check out Chime. This mobile financial app can handle direct deposits and has no monthly fees or minimum balance. It also lets you transfer money, pay bills, send money digitally, or even mail a paper check. Chime members enjoy free access to thousands of ATMs in the United States

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These Mellanni Amazon dorm sheets are popular with 300k readers https://privat-cz.com/these-mellanni-amazon-dorm-sheets-are-popular-with-300k-readers/ Thu, 19 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/these-mellanni-amazon-dorm-sheets-are-popular-with-300k-readers/ Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. It may seem too early to think about going back to school, but for students, there’s always time to shop for the perfect dorm essentials. And if you’re looking for soft and comfy sheets and pillowcases for […]]]>

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It may seem too early to think about going back to school, but for students, there’s always time to shop for the perfect dorm essentials. And if you’re looking for soft and comfy sheets and pillowcases for those pesky XL twin dorm beds, look no further than Mellanni’s Extra Deep Pocket XL Sheet Set with Two Pillowcases. Nearly 300,000 Amazon readers rated the set an average of 4.5 stars, a glowing recommendation for quality sheets.

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Sheets and pillowcases are available in a variety of colors, complementing any college dorm decor. And their deep pockets fit a variety of memory foam mattress topper and multi-layered mattresses, giving you the space to make an XL twin bed that much more comfortable. Of course, these high-quality microfiber sheets don’t just belong in a dorm room — you can buy Mellanni’s bedding in any size for any bed.

The polyester microfiber material also offers easy washing and maintenance, making it a good choice for freshmen living on their own for the first time. And for around $45, this set is a bargain for quality bedding.

Get the Mellani Extra Deep Pocket Twin XL Sheet Set with Luxury Sheets and Pillowcases at Amazon for $45

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Facebook: From Harvard Dorm to Global Phenomenon https://privat-cz.com/facebook-from-harvard-dorm-to-global-phenomenon/ Mon, 16 May 2022 03:10:14 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/facebook-from-harvard-dorm-to-global-phenomenon/ Fake news or free speech: Top CEO conference panel examines the dangers of the age of digital media DUBAI: Fake news, a term popularized by former US President Donald Trump to chastise sections of the media, is seen by many in civil society and the business community as one of the most harmful phenomena in […]]]>

Fake news or free speech: Top CEO conference panel examines the dangers of the age of digital media

DUBAI: Fake news, a term popularized by former US President Donald Trump to chastise sections of the media, is seen by many in civil society and the business community as one of the most harmful phenomena in the world. digital age.

There are several recent examples of misinformation, or even deliberate misinformation, posted online and then amplified through social media, with real-life consequences, ranging from stoking ethnic tensions to undermining public health initiatives.

Take, for example, the case of Edgar Welch, a 28-year-old father of two from Salisbury, North Carolina, who in December 2016 read an article online about an alleged elite pedophile ring operating at a pizzeria in Washington DC.

“Pizzagate”, as it was called, was a far-right conspiracy theory, which sought to link several senior Democratic Party officials to an alleged human trafficking and pedophilia ring linked to a restaurant named Comet Ping Pong.

After reading the article, Welch took a gun and drove the full six hours from his home to Washington D.C. where he opened fire on the restaurant. No one was injured in the attack, and the allegations have since been completely refuted.

Compare this example with footage released on May 13 of Israeli security forces attacking Palestinian pallbearers carrying the coffin of veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot two days earlier.

Thanks to a video captured by witnesses on their smartphones and shared on social media, the whole world could instantly bear witness to this shocking incident, prompting world leaders to condemn the funeral assault.

During a panel discussion at the Top CEO Conference in Dubai on May 17, these two incidents were brought up as examples of the enormous power of social media as a means, on the one hand, to spread disinformation and, on the other hand, to on the other hand, to expose the truth.

It is because of the positive characteristics of social media as a weapon of truth that the media and civil society are wary of onerous government regulation of these platforms, which could undermine freedom of expression.

“No one is against freedom, but we should also be against chaos,” Arab News editor Faisal J. Abbas said on Tuesday.

“We’re talking billions of people, billions of posts, it’s physically impossible to monitor everything and by the time they get there the damage would most likely have been done.

“If you remember back in 2016, the fake story that was spreading on Facebook and other platforms about the pizzeria that had a child abuse ring, and someone took a gun and went to shoot on the spot.

“The story has had more views than rebuttals. The crazier the news, the more content it creates, the more traction websites like Facebook gain,” Abbas said.

“There is no end to fake news, but we must continue to fight it.”

Indeed, the digital transformation, which has revolutionized information sharing in just a few years, has left regulators and businesses struggling to deal with some of its most damaging manifestations.

Hussein Freijeh, chief executive of Snap Inc. MENA, who also participated in Tuesday’s panel, said governments’ efforts to regulate online platforms should not “remove responsibility from tech platforms” to fight fake news. .

“When we talk about regulation, there is a component of thoughtful regulation with the government, and we want to engage with that and help the government figure out what that means,” Freijeh told Arab News on the sidelines of Tuesday’s forum.

“Then there’s self-regulation, or platform regulation. And that’s our responsibility and how we deal with product design, and how do we put the policy in place to control that.

“And then (there is) self-responsibility of (content) creators and the community, and that’s an educational process. It takes a lot of technology to enable self-regulation, and that’s a process in which we must engage.

Although fake news was by no means created by social media, the speed and accessibility of these networks means that harmful and malicious behavior now has a greater reach than ever before.

“Social media has given people freedom,” Khaled Janahi, president of Vision 3, told the panel on Tuesday. But, he warned, people need to use it correctly.

In separate comments to Arab News, Thomas Hughes, executive director of Meta’s supervisory board, said social media companies have a role to play in combating fake news.

“Content moderation policies should be designed to reflect the kinds of standards we want to set globally,” he said.

“As the (supervisory) board cannot hear all the appeals, when we select cases, we think about the type of precedent our decision could set, and we prioritize cases that have the potential to affect many users in the world, are of critical importance. importance to public discourse or raise important questions about Meta’s policies.

He added that Meta’s oversight board – formerly known as Facebook – has already issued more than 100 recommendations and Meta is committed to implementing the majority of them.

But conflicts like those raging in Ukraine and Ethiopia, according to Hughes, fuel the fire of fake news.

Conflict and instability “unfortunately go hand in hand with an increase in misinformation and disinformation – although this problem is very global”, he told Arab News.

Journalists can play a key role in combating fake news, according to Hughes, which is why many Meta board members have worked in mainstream media in the past.

“They are passionate about these issues and ensuring that more is done to protect journalists and freedom of expression, while also working to protect people from harm.”

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A Freshman’s Guide to Dorm Essentials at UNC https://privat-cz.com/a-freshmans-guide-to-dorm-essentials-at-unc/ Fri, 13 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/a-freshmans-guide-to-dorm-essentials-at-unc/ When rising junior Winter Earnhardt moved into Koury Residence Hall last fall, she made the mistake of overpacking. “I was the person who brought way too much,” she said. “I realized very quickly that I didn’t need everything.” Beyond the cushions, Earnhardt said she brought an excess of books, toiletries and shoes – all of […]]]>

When rising junior Winter Earnhardt moved into Koury Residence Hall last fall, she made the mistake of overpacking.

“I was the person who brought way too much,” she said. “I realized very quickly that I didn’t need everything.”

Beyond the cushions, Earnhardt said she brought an excess of books, toiletries and shoes – all of which took up space in her room, rather than being used.

Current UNC students have shared their favorite dorm items, essentials, and packing tips as the Class of 2026 prepares to move into their residence halls.

What to bring

Earnhardt said she researched what to pack via online videos of UNC dorms, while Class of 2022 graduate Alexis Cameron consulted various essential packing lists to compile her things. .

During his freshman year at UNC, Cameron lived in Stacy Residence Hall, a freshman dorm on North Campus.

“I think the place was really cool and I didn’t have to walk so much to get to class,” she said. “It was still quite social. I made a lot of friends the first year.

Before her freshman year, Cameron said she tried not to buy too much before moving in because she wanted to see what her roommate had.

“Don’t buy a bunch of stuff up front because you’ll just move in, your parents will be annoyed because you have so many boxes,” Cameron said. “And you’ll just have to move it at the end of the year.”

Along with the basic necessities, she recommended incoming students invest in a mattress topper for dorm beds and a broom to mop the floor.

Cameron continued to live on campus during his sophomore and freshman years. She said having a TV and a futon enhances her dorm experience — even though they may not be necessities.

“Having friends just enhances the social experience,” Cameron said. “And it was a great place to take a nap.”

In order to have a better experience in her dorm, Earnhardt was grateful that she and her roommate brought lamps and string lights.

“The lights in the dorm are like very bright fluorescent lights,” she said. “It was really difficult, especially when we were trying to relax at night.”

what to leave

For students planning to live on South Campus, rising senior Caroline Bowersox suggested leaving most formal or uncomfortable wardrobe items behind.

Bowersox, who lived at Hinton James Residence Hall, couldn’t believe it when people said she was just going to wear t-shirts and shorts until the first day of class.

“I had a class at Hanes Art (Centre) at 9am and my roommate and I walked there and it was so sweaty,” she said. “I was wearing a really cute outfit. It was just pointless.”

Earnhardt also said she brought a whole assortment of shoes and only ended up wearing the same pairs.

“I wore tennis shoes or my Crocs 90% of the time, so I didn’t need boots and flip flops and all those shoes I brought,” she said.

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Xavier University will use a $2.5 million grant to convert the dorm that housed Freedom Riders into a STEM center https://privat-cz.com/xavier-university-will-use-a-2-5-million-grant-to-convert-the-dorm-that-housed-freedom-riders-into-a-stem-center/ Fri, 06 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/xavier-university-will-use-a-2-5-million-grant-to-convert-the-dorm-that-housed-freedom-riders-into-a-stem-center/ Xavier University in Louisiana will use a $2.5 million grant to transform a renowned on-campus residence hall into a STEM center that will focus on science, technology, engineering and math. St. Michaels Residence Hall will house a counseling center for students entering health professions, including medicine, research and laboratory sciences, and a tutoring center, according […]]]>

Xavier University in Louisiana will use a $2.5 million grant to transform a renowned on-campus residence hall into a STEM center that will focus on science, technology, engineering and math.

St. Michaels Residence Hall will house a counseling center for students entering health professions, including medicine, research and laboratory sciences, and a tutoring center, according to NOLA.com.

St. Michaels was once a haven for the Freedom Riders as they busked through the South, defying segregation.

“While we will be back many years from now, this building, which housed the Freedom Riders, will also be the place that will house the…future medical professionals who will care for people like me, and many in this community, and also will be a beacon for young people,” said the president of Xavier University, Reynold Verret.

The 60th anniversary of the Freedom Rides took place last year. Greyhound restored a bus to mark the event. The bus was dedicated to the Alabama Historical Commission’s Freedom Rides Museum of Montgomery.

Rep. Troy Carter presented the university with an oversized check noting that the STEM center “will provide the opportunity to further develop our young minds in these hard science areas.”

Xavier reportedly sent more black students to medical school than almost any other college or university in the country. A student of Xavier, Noah Williams, who is heading to dental school, spoke at a press conference where he said it was important to have a dedicated counseling center for pre-health students.

“This effort may not diminish all of the barriers we face as minorities in medicine and health care, but it will continue to empower, support and encourage future Xavier students to become physicians. , nurses, dentists, engineers and researchers we need to make this world a better place.

Verret added that the center “will allow us to increase our ability to attract more practitioners of color into professions where, as we know, representation…is important both for trust and for mitigating disparities in health issues that exist in our country”.

The financing is part of the general appropriations of the State, which constitute the Community funding project, a $17.5 million government program that will fund seven more projects in the New Orleans area. The projects aim to provide mental health and public health research services and will make improvements to local parks.

Xavier is the only black and Catholic university in the country with only 3,300 students. According to its website, its College of Pharmacy is also among the top producers of African American pharmacists..

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From dorm jam sessions, a new underground sound emerges – The Columbia Chronicle https://privat-cz.com/from-dorm-jam-sessions-a-new-underground-sound-emerges-the-columbia-chronicle/ Sun, 01 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/from-dorm-jam-sessions-a-new-underground-sound-emerges-the-columbia-chronicle/ Mike Kelley, a music composition and production junior and the keyboardist of the Groovy Motherfunkers, works on his unique blend of music. Sam Tucker During his freshman year at Columbia, Tony Klacz found himself moving into the last available dorm on the 11th floor of the University Center. Klacz, a music junior and guitarist, quickly […]]]>
Mike Kelley, a music composition and production junior and the keyboardist of the Groovy Motherfunkers, works on his unique blend of music. Sam Tucker

During his freshman year at Columbia, Tony Klacz found himself moving into the last available dorm on the 11th floor of the University Center. Klacz, a music junior and guitarist, quickly discovered that his neighbors were just as passionate about music as he was.

Over the past three years, dorm jam sessions have evolved into TGM Recordings, a label with a mix of Columbia talent that puts on house shows across Chicago.

Klacz grew up in the southwestern suburbs, but he always felt the call of the big city as a place where he could pursue his passion for music.

“I [wanted] be there because I know just below [the skyline] is one of the most creative places in the world,” Klacz said. “And coming here is everything I dreamed of.”

Pedro Canaan, Klacz’s roommate during his freshman year, co-founded the TGM Recordings label with Klacz and the two collaborated on songs as more musical talent from the 11th floor of the University Center began to emerge.

Quenters Simmons, also known as QLAW, takes the venue up a notch into a private show, blurring the line between where the stage ends and where the crowd begins. Sam Tucker

Jackson Arbogast, a young music student, brought his riffs and chords with a guitar in hand to Klacz’s dorm. After their first session, they knew they were onto something.

“The room has become a Mecca. People were coming upstairs…and we were saying ‘come and sing’. We just had this huge group of artists,” Klacz said. “Anyone who wanted to make music was suddenly in our tiny little dorm.”

As word spread through the University Center, Klacz and Canaan’s dormitory transformed into a collaborative space where Columbia students came together to create and share music. Suddenly, Klacz said he found himself, Arbogast, Canaan and new Andrea Contreras, who goes by the name Drea C., finishing about two and a half EPs in the first two weeks of playing together.

“We all enjoy good pop music…and that’s the thing, we’re not extremely niche or inaccessible. But I think what we’re still doing is unique and different,” Arbogast said.

Contreras, a young music student, said she never really expected to pursue a career in show business, though she had future ambitions of owning her own venue in her hometown of Los Angeles.

“Songwriting and singing in general wasn’t at the forefront of what I wanted to do until the last minute,” Contreras said. I just changed my mind and was like, “I’m just gonna write songs and stuff and figure it all out,” and now I’m here.

From left to right, Tony Klacz, Mike Kelley and Judah VanDyke all use their laptops to create songs as well as live instruments. Sam Tucker

Klacz, Canaan, Arbogast and fellow Columbia student Holland Sersen formed The Groovy Motherfunkers and the band inspired TGM Recordings, the label the artists are all under.

“We’re gearing up for seed funding to basically grow the label, not just into a bigger label, but also into a PR business,” Klacz said. The label’s goal: “To really help artists and creatives in Chicago be able to access a kind of underground scene that we’ve begun to cultivate and others are cultivating so that we can all collaboratively build that scene right below of the skyline,” Klacz said.

TGM has cultivated a unique collaborative environment with a mix of genres its artists offer. Klacz said TGM cultivates its ideas and unique sound through weekly writing and rehearsal sessions.

“I think that’s the most important thing about being an artist. It’s surrounding yourself with people who not only are like-minded, but help you grow as an artist,” said Judah VanDyke, a TGM artist also known as Saint Romanov. “And that’s, I feel like, what this environment does for me, for all of us who live here.”

VanDyke, a journalism student at DePaul University, first started working as an event security guard and is now a mainstay of the TGM lineup with his self-proclaimed punk rock sound.

From left, Tony Klacz, Drea C. and Samira Jasmine perform for a private rooftop party, with the Chicago skyline providing a striking backdrop. Sam Tucker

“Rogue musical theater major” Samira Carr, known as Samira Jasmine on stage, also never expected to be involved in something like TGM. Carr, a junior at Columbia, said she enjoys exploring her other creative passions.

“I didn’t think I would do this, but it’s really fun stuff,” Carr said. “Just being able to share my art, honestly, in a way that I’ve never shared before, because musical theater is so different.”

At TGM gigs, Quenters Simmons, who impersonates Q and QLAW onstage, brings his hardcore rap sound and the occasional box of silly strings to kick things up a notch in venues. Simmons wants to contribute and give back to the music scene he is breaking through right now.

“I feel like everyone is just waiting for this chance,” Simmons said. “I want to be able to give people the chance I might have liked to have when I was young.”

Klacz said TGM is determined to grow in the underground music scene that continues to thrive below the Chicago skyline. For more on TGM Recordings current lineup of artists and more info, head over to their Instagram @tgmrecordings.

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American Idol winner Laine Hardy charged with bugging ex-girlfriend’s dorm – Crime Online https://privat-cz.com/american-idol-winner-laine-hardy-charged-with-bugging-ex-girlfriends-dorm-crime-online/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://privat-cz.com/american-idol-winner-laine-hardy-charged-with-bugging-ex-girlfriends-dorm-crime-online/ The 2019 American Idol winner was arrested in Louisiana on Friday and charged with bugging his ex-girlfriend’s dorm room at Louisiana State University. Laine Hardy, 21, confirmed that LSU police are investigating in a Facebook post Thursday. “Earlier today, I received a warrant due to allegations against me and have cooperated fully with the Louisiana […]]]>

The 2019 American Idol winner was arrested in Louisiana on Friday and charged with bugging his ex-girlfriend’s dorm room at Louisiana State University.

Laine Hardy, 21, confirmed that LSU police are investigating in a Facebook post Thursday.

“Earlier today, I received a warrant due to allegations against me and have cooperated fully with the Louisiana State University Police Department,” he said in the message.

Hardy declined to say what the investigation was about and asked for confidentiality “due to the sensitive nature of this allegation.”

The singer was charged with interception and disclosure
wire, electronic or oral communication, a crime, according to the Lafayette Daily Advertiser.

According to the arrest warrant, Hardey’s former girlfriend told police she found the device in her Azalea Hall room on April 7 and did a Google search which told her it was. was a voice-activated recorder. And, she said, Hardy admitted to putting the device in his bedroom, the Lafayette Daily Advertiser reported.

LSU police downloaded recordings and wrote that they had identified Hardy’s voice, which they described as “very distinct”.

Hardy won the American Idol contest in 2019 as a teenager. He is originally from Louisiana and lives in Livingston Parish, just east of Baton Rouge, where LSU is located. He is not a university student.

Hardy’s attorney, C Frank Holthaus, acknowledged the singer’s arrest warrant and said he “has been and will continue to be fully cooperative with the Baton Rouge Police Department in this matter.”

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[Featured image: FILE – Laine Hardy performs in 2019. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)]

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