Dozens of students fall ill in University residence hall

first_imgJulia Erickson | Daily TrojanSafe, not sorry · Workers at the New North Customer Service Center have been instructed to wear gloves and sanitize their hands in order to ward off against an increase in flu-like symptoms over the past few weeks.Sophomore Connor Castilla was having a normal day until he started feeling “a bit weird.”“After dinner, I felt a little odd, but nothing specific,” Castilla said. “After about 10 minutes of sitting around, I just got hit by a wave of awful stomach cramps. I felt really sick all of a sudden and had to run to the bathroom.”Castilla, a business administration major and residential assistant for the second floor of New North Residential College, is one of dozens of students affected by gastroenteritis, or stomach flu, this past week. Castilla estimated that on his floor of 150 people, about 30 have developed symptoms over the past few days. The University has confirmed the diagnosis but has declined to comment on the exact number of people affected or whether the outbreak has spread to any other residence halls.Castilla came down with the virus Wednesday night after showing no major symptoms the entire day before.“I was just hoping it was in my head because of everything that was going around,” Castilla said.Trevor Pohlman, a freshman majoring in business administration, lives on the second floor of College Hall within New North. He estimated that 21 people in his wing have been infected as of Wednesday night, but he believes the outbreak began several days earlier.“Two nights ago, we were just talking in the halls, and there were people throwing up in the bathrooms,” Pohlman said. “We didn’t think anything of it.”He became concerned, however, when his RA told him not to go in the bathroom the following morning.“I heard five people in our bathroom on their hands and knees throwing up,” Pohlman said. “I was going to the bathroom in the morning to brush my teeth and my RA said, ‘I don’t think you want to go in there.’”Pohlman is also aware of four other students who have been transported to the hospital due to illness. Concerned for his well-being, he chose to stay with a friend living at Webb Tower.“I felt like a sitting duck just waiting to get [the disease],” he said.According to a memo sent Thursday afternoon by the Engemann Student Health Center Administration, USC has experienced an increase in cases of “gastrointestinal viruses and rashes” in residence halls over the past few weeks. The memo reminded students that viruses are easily spread through person-to-person contact, touching of contaminated surfaces and consumption of contaminated foods and liquids, and urged them to wash their hands often and avoid contact with others who are infected.The University administration has responded by adding more portable sanitizing solution stations throughout residential halls, and has asked USC Hospitality workers to replace and sanitize utensils regularly to combat the spread of the virus. Team members also have begun wearing gloves. Some students, however, are taking additional precautions.“I went and took a shower at the Lyon Center and basically have been living out of my backpack,” Pohlman said. “I’ve grabbed one change of clothes because I am not going into my room and into my hallway.”Macey Ibalio, a freshman World Bachelor in Business student, also lives on the second floor of College Hall. Though she received the advice to wash her hands frequently and carry around hand sanitizer from Engemann, her peers and her RA, she, like Pohlman, is staying with a friend.“I avoid areas near New North and EVK and try not to touch any surfaces like doorknobs or counters with my bare hands,” Ibalio wrote to the Daily Trojan. “I am temporarily staying with a friend at a different residence hall until the situation gets a bit better, but I’m not sure how long that will take.” Despite the University’s efforts, Pohlman said that he is unsatisfied with the lack of communication from his residential community.“There’s no communication from any of the RAs or administration on if it’s safe to live in my dorm,” Pohlman said. “I talked to DPS and talked to the chief deputy, and he said it’s safe to stay in my dorm. But they had cleaning crews in the bathroom and closed out the bathroom. If you go in there, you’re going to get it.”Evan Link, an RA for the third floor of New North, has also advised his residents to take extra safety precautions.“I’ve told them, ‘Wash your hands; don’t interact with sick people while they’re sick,’” Link said. “I made a stall specifically designated for vomiting just because I don’t want people to be using the same stall as someone who just vomited in there.”In a memo sent to the student body on the Thursday afternoon, the University stated that it will deliver a BRAT diet (bananas, rice, applesauce and toast) to residence halls for those choosing not to go to the dining halls.According to Engemann, gastroenteritis symptoms typically resolve themselves after 48 hours. The University advises students concerned about missing class to contact teachers directly. However, for additional issues, they should contact Student Affairs.The Engemann Student Health Center is still investigating the main cause of the illness outbreak.last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 5-star TE Chris Clark reportedly no longer transferring to SU

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 5-star tight end Chris Clark will transfer to Syracuse Former Class of 2015 five-star tight end Chris Clark won’t transfer to Syracuse, per multiple media reports. first reported the news.Clark confirmed to The Daily Orange on Oct. 15 that he would transfer from UCLA to SU after leaving the team just one game into his freshman season. The Orange was the first team to offer Clark a scholarship during his recruitment in high school. He verbally committed to Michigan and North Carolina before settling on UCLA.According to, Clark chose to leave UCLA due to homesickness. He played at Don Bosco (New Jersey) Preparatory High School with current Syracuse freshmen Daivon Ellison and Kyle Kleinberg before transferring to Avon Old Farms (Connecticut) School.Prior to choosing SU, he exchanged tweets with several players on the Orange. On Oct. 19, he alluded to being at Syracuse’s game against Pittsburgh on Saturday.Who’s gonna be at the dome Saturday big game Pitt vs cuse can’t wait to check it out !AdvertisementThis is placeholder text— Chris Clark (@Clark8Chris) October 19, 2015Clark’s choice of where to transfer to originally came down to SU and Pitt, the team that beat Syracuse 23-20 on a last-second field goal just two days ago. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 26, 2015 at 2:01 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

Arsenal starts 2020 strongly, blows away Man Utd

first_imgArteta celebrateS first win. PHOTO ARSENAL MEDIAArsenal blow away Man Utd to hand Arteta first winLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Mikel Arteta got everything he asked for in his first win as Arsenal manager with a rampant first 45 minutes from the Gunners earning a 2-0 victory over Manchester United at the Emirates.Nicolas Pepe and Sokratis Papastathopoulos scored the goals to secure just a second win in 16 games.Arsenal started the game three times as many points off the top four as the relegation zone, but a first home win in 87 days hauls Arteta’s men up to 10th and within four points of United in fifth.“I am very pleased with the performance, I’m even more pleased with the result,” said Arteta after his third game in charge. “Everything I wanted to see on the pitch, I saw tonight.”There were signs of encouragement for Arsenal in Arteta’s home debut against Chelsea on Sunday when only a late collapse saw a 1-0 lead turn into a 2-1 defeat.However, this time the hosts saw the game through as a dismal United performance raised fresh questions over their chances of finishing in the top four.“At the moment we are suffering to maintain that level of intensity of the first halves,” added Arteta.“That will come, but as well I really liked the resilience they showed. I liked to see them suffer together.”Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were again shorn of Paul Pogba, who faces another month out after an operation on a troublesome ankle injury that has kept him out for the majority of the season.Pogba’s absence is still evident in United’s inability to create when denied the chance to counter-attack and they failed to recover after falling behind early on.“After they scored the first goal, it seemed like they got loads of energy,” said Solskjaer. “They were the better team. They were aggressive, they regained the ball and it was hard to get the ball off them.”For the first time Arsenal started with all of Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Mesut Ozil together in attack and Arteta’s bold choice paid dividends eight minutes in.Pepe scored just his second Premier League goal from open play since a £72 million move from Lille when he swept home Sead Kolasinac’s cross at the back post.The Ivorian was suddenly brimming with confidence as he twisted and turned Luke Shaw before crossing for Aubameyang to volley just over.Lacazette then rolled Harry Maguire easily in a night to forget for the world’s most expensive defender before pulling his shot across goal.David de Gea is another of United’s more experienced stars suffering an alarming dip in form and a poor clearance from the Spaniard offered another sight of goal to Pepe, whose long-range strike came back off the post.Arsenal’s first half dominance was rewarded with a second goal before the half-time interval as De Gea could only palm Lacazette’s header from a corner back into the danger area and Sokratis pounced to fire into the roof of the net.As the hosts’ energy levels dipped from a frantic first 45 minutes, United were allowed to dictate the game but did not have the guile to make their possession count.Andreas Pereira had the best chance to give United a lifeline but fired into the side-netting from Nemanja Matic’s clever reverse pass.“We have to be honest and admit physically we are not ready, but you have to show heart and this team is ready to change a lot of things,” said Arsenal defender David Luiz.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

This Week’s Favorite Features – Non-Profits Making Lives Better

first_imgIt is truly inspiring and delightful to share stories about local non-profits.  This week, we published two fantastic articles about the good work happening in our town.  It is a pleasure talk about the dedication and commitment from local leaders that are choosing to give back to the community.  While these three articles, and the non-profit organizations associated with the groups, are quite different, the outcome is the same – making Thurston County a better place.Enjoy your Sunday with three reads about organizations of amazing individuals making a difference.The Olympia Free Clinic Treats AllDr. Samantha Ritchie and Paula Rauen, Medical Director and Executive Director respectively of The Olympia Free Clinic, lead a team of dedicated volunteers.  Each Wednesday evening, The Olympia Free Clinic opens its doors to anyone who needs medical care but does not have insurance.  The small, band-aided together space bustles to life and medical personnel treat a variety of ailments that may otherwise go undetected.Tumwater Falls Park Celebrates 50 YearsA history article in a post about local non-profits?!  The Olympia Tumwater Foundation has gifted our community with the Tumwater Falls Park.  For the past 50 years, the local foundation, started by family members owning the Olympia Brewing Company, has maintained the park with funding solely from private donations.  (More photos of Tumwater Falls Park can be found here.)For the next few weeks, you can visit Tumwater Falls to watch the salmon migrate – a mighty feat traveling through downtown Olympia. Girlfriends Making A Difference, One Backpack At A TimeWhile this article is from the archives, the work of the Homeless Backpack program peaks during the school year.  Almost 300 backpacks are packed and distributed to Thurston County homeless youth.  The nondescript backpacks are filled with shelf-stable products to get a high schooler through the weekend.  Kelly Wilson, one of the Homeless Backpack founders, simply states “It’s the ideal model – a community taking care of itself,” when reflecting on the team of volunteers that join together to make a difference.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a story, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook20Tweet0Pin0last_img read more


first_imgDue to the incredible success of the Letterkenny Chritmas Markets, The Courtyard Shopping Centre are launching EASTER Mini-Markets with a special market this Tuesday 31st of March.It is the perfect opportunity to source Easter Gifts and Goodies as the Mini-Market will promote crafts, locally made items, bespoke items, handmade, home baking and artisan.Next Tuesday’s market will have slate art, wood burned images, handmade hair accessories, Homebaking, Knitting and Crochet. Wood Products, Personalised items and Embroidery, Plants and SPECIAL Easter goodies and Spring Gifts.     COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE LAUNCH EASTER MINI-MARKETS was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCourtyard Shopping CentreEasterFeaturesMini-MaretsNoticeslast_img read more

Mercedes’ Hamilton secures pole position for Japanese GP

first_imgMercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes off his glove during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Hamilton’s title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second afterBottas’s penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh.Hamilton struggled for pace in the previous race in Malaysia but that wasn’t the case in Saturday’squalifying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been a really great day, every lap was fantastic, I never really got a great balance in the past so never did a great qualifying here,” Hamilton said.Hamilton smashed Michael Schumacher’s qualifying lap record, set during Q2 in 2006, by 1.365 seconds to take his 71st F1 pole and first in 10 attempts at this circuit. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It has been a great car in qualifying this year, and qualifying for me is the most enjoyable part of the weekend,” said Hamilton, who had previously secured pole at every current F1 circuit except Suzuka.“It’s incredible for me, 10 years or whatever it is and my first pole at Suzuka,” Hamilton said.With five races remaining, Hamilton leads Vettel by 34 points in the drivers’ championship.Hamilton has won twice before here at Suzuka, in 2014 and 2015, and was runner-up to former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in last year’s race. Hamilton also won the Japanese GP with McLaren in 2007 when it was held at the Fuji Speedway.A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel was happy to be on the front row after starting the Malaysia GP from the back of the grid and working his way up to a fourth-place finish.“The car is quick and, as last weekend shows, if you start out of position you can still get back,” Vettel said.Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest — and now starts third — just 0.026 clear of teammate Max Verstappen, who won last week’s Malaysia GP.Kimi Raikkonen was sixth but, like Bottas, will also drop five places on the grid after requiring a new gearbox.Esteban Ocon edged Force India teammate Sergio Perez to finish seventh, while Williams driver Felipe Massa and McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso rounded out the top 10.last_img read more

1975: The Cup is born

first_imgIt was an altogether different world in which One-day cricket took its first baby steps. Not many teams took the format too seriously.West Indies captain Clive Lloyd holds the trophy after his team won the final in the 1975 Prudential World Cup as the then MCC president Prince Philip looks on.White clothing, red ball and prize money (4,000 for the winners), which was a tiny fraction of that at stake these days, bear testament to the fact that ODIs had not evolved fully as a separate format in itself. In fact, there were just 18 ODIs played worldwide before the first World Cup in 1975.Sixty overs an innings meant that most sides went with Test match field placements and innovative stroke-play, such an integral part of the game today, was rare.England, where limited overs cricket was an integral part of the domestic season, were supposed to cash in on the home advantage. Other powerhouses such as the West Indies, Australia and Pakistan were also fancied due to their all-star lineups, many of whom played on the county circuit.The men from the Caribbean, led by Clive Lloyd, who beat the Aussies by 17 runs in the inaugural final at Lord’s on June 21, the longest day of the year, stamped their superiority on the nascent format.The summit clash, till this day regarded as one of the most exciting ODIs ever played, made sure that One-day cricket and the World Cup was here to stay.There were altogether eight teams in the fray, with the six Test- playing nations joined by East Africa and Sri Lanka. They were divided into two groups with the top two advancing to the semi- finals. There were only 15 games in total, a far cry from these days when the tournament seems to go on and on.advertisementEngland and New Zealand advanced from Group A while Australia and West Indies made it from the other group. Both semi- finals were played on the same day – something which would be inconceivable now.There were few close games in the 1975 World Cup, but ironically, eventual champions West Indies needed a 64- run 10th wicket stand between Deryck Murray and Andy Roberts to seal a one- wicket win over Pakistan.Once there, the team from the Caribbean made short work of the Kiwis with a five- wicket win at The Oval to seal their place in the final.The other semi- final pitted traditional rivals England and Australia and Gary Gilmour did the star turn for Ian Chappell’s side on a seaming Headingley track to take six wickets for 14 as the hosts were bundled for 93.Even that seemed enough at one stage when the Aussies were reduced to 39 for six. It was left to Gilmour himself and Doug Walters to do the repair job and take the team home.The final will be remembered as much for Lloyd’s 102 off 85 balls after the West Indies had lost three quick wickets, as for Viv Richards effecting three of the five runouts, including those of the Chappell brothers.Chasing 292 for victory, Australia were reduced to 233 for nine before Jeff Thomson and Dennis Lillee gave them hope with a 41- run stand. The game ended when Thomson was run- out while taking a bye to wicketkeeper Murray in the penultimate over. As far as individual performances went, New Zealand’s Glenn Turner was the highest run- getter with 333 runs in four matches, including two hundreds. Gilmour was the most successful bowler with 11 wickets from just two games.The Indian angleThe abiding memory for India from the 1975 World Cup would be Sunil Gavaskar batting 60 overs to score 36 not out against England in the inaugural match.Chasing 335 for victory, Gavaskar took 174 balls himself which shows that at that point in his career, he did not pay too much regard to the upstart format.After a 202- run defeat, India coasted to a 10- wicket win over minnows East Africa. They needed to beat New Zealand to seal a semi- final spot, but Turner came up with a hundred as the Kiwis chased down 231.Highlights of 1975 CupEngland and New Zealand advanced from Group A while Australia and West Indies made it from the other group. Both semifinals were played on the same day.Named the Prudential Cricket World Cup, there was no Man of the Tournament for the event.The abiding memory for India would be Sunil Gavaskar batting 60 overs to score 36 not out against England in the inaugural match.Australia were chasing 292 runs in the final against the West Indies and fell short by 17 runs.advertisementlast_img read more

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7 days agoBrambati: AC Milan refused to sign Ribery for Gattuso

first_imgBrambati: AC Milan refused to sign Ribery for Gattusoby Carlos Volcano7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Serie A defender Massimo Brambati says AC Milan were wrong to dump Rino Gattuso.Brambati also insists Gattuso was blocked from signing Franck Ribery before he joined Fiorentina.”I still don’t understand why Milan took this long path round with Marco Giampaolo only to then get Stefano Pioli,” Brambati told TMW Radio.“It was better to stick with Gattuso and follow his ideas, as in a meeting he had asked them to sign three experienced players, including two who were free agents.“Gattuso had requested Ribery as one of the names, who was then brought to Fiorentina by Luca Toni and is doing a great job there.“Instead, Milan rejected Gattuso and all his proposals.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

College Spun’s Staff Picks For Week 9 Of The 2015 Season

first_imgJames Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib after play.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach James Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib #95 of the Penn State Nittany Lions after a third down stop against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium on November 29, 2014 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)Another weekend of college football, another absolutely insane ending to a big-time contest. This time around, it was Georgia Tech returning a blocked field goal for a touchdown to knock off Florida State as time expired. It won’t surprise you to hear that nobody on our staff picked the Yellow Jackets to pull the upset.This week’s slate isn’t as exciting as some earlier this year, but there are a few marquee matchups. Ole Miss and Auburn should be entertaining. Florida and Georgia renew their annual rivalry. And Notre Dame visits a surprising Temple squad in front of ESPN’s College GameDay.Dustin Tackett still holds a one-game lead over the field in our competition. Here are our picks for this week.Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 4.19.07 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-28 at 4.19.23 PMScreen Shot 2015-10-28 at 4.19.33 PMWho do you have?last_img read more