Freshman founds website

first_imgA Notre Dame freshman recently founded a news and opinion website that publishes content daily from universities across the country. NextGen Journal, the site that is geared toward college students, launched last week. Freshman Connor Toohill manages the site and currently serves as editor-in-chief. Toohill said he was inspired to start the news site for college students in 2009 when the national budget debate sparked interest in many of his classmates at his high school. “There were a lot of things being talked about that had a lot of impact on the next generation,” Toohill said, “but our voices were never really in the conversation.” Toohill said he wanted to create a forum for the opinions of the younger generation. NextGen Journal currently staffs over 50 college students from universities around the country, Toohill said. Students from universities such as Stanford, Georgetown, and Harvard, in addition to Notre Dame students, contribute pieces that submitted to a core group of editors. Freshman Brendan Moran is one of a core group of editors for the journal. “We went through about 75 college newspapers, picked out their best writers, and asked them to join our staff,” Moran said. According to Moran, this diversity gives NextGen Journal an edge over a single-campus publication. “We have that national focus,” Moran said, “not just only focusing on Notre Dame students and Notre Dame writers but branching out and trying to hear what’s going on and how people in other parts of the country interpret and perceive this content that is very pertinent to college students.” NextGen Journal publishes articles covering topics from international and domestic politics to music, sports and celebrities. “There’s a void out there in the national media lately for analysis and insightful content for college students,” Toohill said. “There is nothing for our generation other than the specific campus by campus content of college papers. So we’re trying to do something national with it.” Creating and developing the site was a long process for Toohill. He spent months laying the groundwork for the launch by contacting possible staff and finalizing the objectives and format of NextGen Journal. Toohill said much of the success of the recent launch to technical director and freshman Chas Jhin, who designed the website’s layout. Now that NextGen Journal has officially launched, Toohill and Moran said they are concentrating on publicizing and growing their venture. “We definitely want to expand as much as we can and focus on expanding it nationally and getting as many people aware of it as possible nationwide,” Moran said. Toohill said he shares this aspiration. “We want to become the foremost site for news and opinion by students for students,” he said. Toohill said students interested in contributing to NextGen Journal can visit the nextgenjournal.com and click on the “Join NextGen” page. “More than anything, [NextGen Journal] is interesting to the reader,” Toohill said. “There’s a lot of really great, interesting, cool, practical content.”last_img read more

Dominican arrested in US student visa crackdown

first_img Sharing is caring! Share A Dominican student is among forty individuals who have been arrested in a United States visa crackdown the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) has said.Forty immigration status violators, visa overstays and foreign students were arrested for violating the conditions of their nonimmigrant visas during a 12-day operation which ended last Friday, a press release from ICE states.Twenty-one (21) men and nineteen (19) women were arrested “by HSI’s Counterterrorism and Criminal Exploitation Unit (CTCEU), part of a national program designed to prevent terrorists and other criminals from exploiting the nation’s immigration system”.The CTCEU is also responsible for reviewing the immigration status of known and suspected terrorists, combating criminal exploitation of the student and exchange visitor visa program, and leveraging HSI’s investigative expertise to identify national security threats.“The 9-11 tragedy identified how critically important it is for us to screen, track and enforce the student visa program in the United States,” said David M. Marwell, special agent in charge of HSI Dallas, who oversees 128 counties in north Texas and the state of Oklahoma.“Maintaining the integrity of the student visa program is a significant segment of maintaining national security,” Marwell noted. According to the release, those arrested are from 17 countries: Saudi Arabia (1), Yemen (1), Kenya (15), Azerbaijan (1), Zimbabwe (1), Zambia (1), Nepal (2), Nigeria (4), Gambia (2), Cameroon (3), Grenada (2), Thailand (1), Spain (1), Jamaica (1), Dominica (1), Mexico (2), and Antigua and Barbuda (1).They have all been processed for immigration removal proceedings.In addition to their immigration violations, three of those arrested falsely claimed U.S. citizenship, which is a felony and results in being permanently barred from legally re-entering the United States. During this operation, CTCEU special agents also criminally arrested a Mexican national for illegally re-entering the United States after having been previously deported twice.Dominica Vibes News 99 Views   14 comments LocalNews Dominican arrested in US student visa crackdown by: – June 7, 2012center_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Track & Field Heads To Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational

first_img Meet Schedule Following the Husker Invitational, the Bulldogs will travel to Brookings, S.D. for the SDSU Indoor Classic, hosted by South Dakota State. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs travel to the Bob Devaney Sports Center to face stiff competition from more than 10 teams including the No. 12 Wisconsin women and No. 21 Iowa State women as well as host Nebraska, Arizona State, Iowa, Maryland, Missouri State, North Dakota, Pittsburgh State and UCF. Saturday Heat Sheets Competition begins Friday with field events beginning at 4:30 p.m. and track events beginning at 6 p.m. The teams will resume Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. The Drake University track and field teams continue their strong 2018 campaign Feb. 2-3 at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational, hosted by the University of Nebraska. Last weekend at the Messersmith Invitational, Drake team 11 top-five finishes and seven personal bests. The women’s team was led by senior Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) who recorded a career-best jump of 18-10.75 to take second in the long jump. Rolle’s jump was the sixth longest in Drake history, besting her own mark from over a year ago by two inches. Rolle also took third in the triple jump at 38-4.25. Friday Heat Sheets On the men’s side junior Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) took third-place in the 200 meters with a time of 22.20 while sophomore Deonne Witherspoon (South Bend, Ind.) finished fourth with a personal-best time of 22.40. Sophomore Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) also recorded a career-best in the 800 meters to finish fourth. Live Results Story Linkslast_img read more