Black History Month ends with hope for future change

Only a little over a year since the historic election of the nationís first African American president, the annual tradition of celebrating Black History Month continues to see great changes. Since 1976, the United States has recognized the month of February as a time to acknowledge and remember the contributions made by many famous African Americans throughout history. With February coming to a close, the 2010 black history month saw a monumental new beginning for one of the nationís most important groups. Continue reading Black History Month ends with hope for future change

Services extend hours to help seniors & I.S.

With spring break a week away, thereís only one thing on the minds of all the Wooster seniors ó turning in their I.S. As students schedule their last meetings with advisors, work on finishing their final chapters and begin proofreading, the process surrounding binding, copying and turning in I.S. has kicked off into full swing. Continue reading Services extend hours to help seniors & I.S.

CAMPUS

Wooster alum wins BAFTA award

Wooster Alum Duncan Jones í95 has been awarded a 2010 Film Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the British equivalent of an Academy Award.

His first feature film, ìMoon,” was recognized with acclaim in the United States as well and Jones has said that his film was influenced in part by his Independent Study he created as a student at Wooster. Currently, Jones is at work† on his second feature film, ìSource Code.”

NATIONAL

Spectator killed during top dragstar race

This past Sunday, a spectator at the National Hot Rod Association† (NHRA) Arizona Nationals was killed when a loose tire came apart from a Top Fuel dragstar. The accident occured when the car lost its left-rear tire. Before the car† burst into flames, it skidded into the left hand lane and collided with the wall. It was then the tire bounced into the crowd striking the woman at the International Firebird Raceway. The women was helicoptered to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead several hours later. The NHRA is still looking into the details of the accident.

Gunman opens fire in Colo. middle school

On Tuesday, a gunman identified as Bruco Strongeagle Eastwood opened fire outside Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colorado.

Eastwood was firing rounds at students who were leaving the school until suddenly David Benke, a teacher at Deer Creek, tackled Eastwood to the ground and held him down until police arrived.

Only two students were injured and taken to the local hospital where, as of press time, they were in stable condition with no life-threatening injuries. Eastwood was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and is being held on $1 million bond.

Toyota recall case becomes complicated

According to the New York Times, leading Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee said Monday that Toyota relied on a flawed study in dismissing the notion that computer issues could be at fault for sticking accelerator pedals, and then made misleading statements about the repairs. The representatives, in a letter to the transportation secretary, said they were concerned about the competency of investigations into Toyotaís problems by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

INTERNATIONAL

Union members within airline cause strike

Union members representing British Airways cabin crews said Monday they have voted overwhelmingly to strike. The strike centers around service conditions which would lengthen crew hours but also cut down employment.

Crew members are expected to meet this weekend to determine an exact date for the strike to occur.

Wooster Orchestra brings Rachmaninoff to life

This past weekend, the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, directed by Professor of Music Jeffrey Lindberg performed in the Gault Recital Hall. I am rather skeptical of most orchestra performances, but I was blown away and truly moved by the phenomenal performance of the company.

Anna Lemler í10, beautifully performed Edward Elgarís Cello Concerto in E Minor. The piece is considered to be the premiere cello solo and for good reason. Lemlerís passion for the instrument and the beautiful sounds of the orchestra brought the concerto to life. Continue reading Wooster Orchestra brings Rachmaninoff to life