International students visit local elementary school

first_imgUSC boasts the largest international student population of any university in the country and is located in one of the nation’s most diverse cities  — on Friday, those two worlds came together.Students from a wide array of countries, including Thailand, China, Australia, Taiwan, Denmark, India, Columbia, Iran and Papua New Guinea, visited Vermont Avenue Elementary School as part of the school’s Literacy Day. Now in its third year, Literacy Day is a chance for elementary school students to interact with people from different countries and cultures, and a chance for USC students to tell children the importance of reading and going to college.Book it · A member of USC’s International Student Assembly reads aloud to children at Vermont Avenue Elementary School on Friday as part of the third annual Literacy Day. – Hide Kurokawa | Daily Trojan Topics ranging from after school activities to what species of animals live in each country filled each classroom Friday morning as USC students detailed their experiences growing up in other countries.Leidy Lim, a graduate student studying teaching English to speakers of other languages, said it was fun to watch the children’s reactions as the USC students talked about their cultures.“They ask so many questions,” Lim said. “The kids are so curious about how life in their country differs from mine. I told them Papua New Guinea doesn’t have theaters, and they were in absolute shock.”To the kids, the experience is a fun way to learn about a lifestyle outside the United States. But many of the USC student volunteers said they might have learned just as much as the children did.“It’s a great opportunity not for just the kids, but for us as well to give back to the society,” said Warren Chan, a senior majoring in business administration. “It’s mutually beneficial, and I find it very uplifting.”Prior to this year, Literacy Day had previously been held at Loren Miller Elementary School. But Brenda Cortez, who is now the principal at Vermont Avenue, heard about USC’s Office of International Students and the International Students’ Assembly and worked with the groups to bring the event to Vermont Avenue.Though this is the only outreach program specifically involving international students, OIS and ISA are looking to have a few more days like this at the elementary school. A culture day might be in the works for the future, with students from ISA spending a whole day focusing on teaching kids about traditional food, clothing and societal customs.Many of USC’s international students, including Xiaoran Wang, a graduate student studying electrical engineering, said they hope the program will be expanded.“The children just get so excited to see us, and it really makes me happy and makes me think to myself how I could get more involved,” Wang said.Becky Peterson, international student adviser at OIS, said she sees a great desire among international students to participate in these outreach programs, and she hopes more events of this type will develop.“The international kids have such huge hearts. To do something like this really showcases how much they really enjoy giving back,” Peterson said.last_img read more

‘Home to Hurl’ match-up throws in this afternoon

first_imgThe initiative looked to bring as many of their emigrant players as possible home to take part in a charity match against a selection of 15 Gortnahoe/Glengoole men who remain on Irish soil.’Home to Hurl’ aims to raise money to help support the North Tipperary Hospice and the Scoil Aonghusa special needs school in the county. Throw-in is at two o’clock in Gortnahoe.last_img

Gerard Valentín will have to go through the operating room

first_imgThe player wanted to publicly thank the support samples received through social networks. Gerard Valentín thanked him writing “first of all, thank you very much for the amount of messages I have received. Within what is possible I am fine and waiting to be operated on Tuesday or Wednesday. Perhaps take the opportunity to make me a touch up and leave more handsome” . The end returned to Cádiz to ownership after forcing the fifth yellow card against Oviedo to rest in the derby against Deportivo, who was no longer going to play by clause in his assignment contract. The other protagonist of the play, Alberto Cifuentes, also wanted to give his version of events on social networks, emphasizing that “I would like no one to doubt my void intention of hurting Gerard on that play. I have tried to remove myself so that the coup did not occur. “Similarly, the cadist captain points out that “I deeply regret a partner’s injury and I have already apologized personally. I wish him a speedy recovery.” The right end of the Lugo Gerard Valentín CD will have to go through the operating room. Behind the tremendous blow that received the first part mediated by Alberto Cifuentes, goalkeeper of Cádiz who was expelled by the set, the Catalan player was transferred to the Polusa Hospital where he was diagnosed “fracture of the right maxillary sinus and orbit”, according to the statement that the club released after midnight. In this way Valentine, fundamental piece in the Curro Torres scheme, Lugo’s next matches will be lost at the expense of his recovery period. The operation will be carried out on Tuesday or Wednesday.last_img read more