Buffalo Students Rally For Gun Control, Women Taking Over Rugby, and Welcome Week Volunteers Needed

By Kayla Green @KaylaGreen04

Students around Western New York are working to make a change in their local government regarding gun violence. Students part of the group “Students for Action” held a town hall style meeting in Buffalo Saturday. Community members were able to speak and voice their concerns about how to prevent mass shootings. Local lawmakers such as Congressman Brian Higgins, Congressman Chris Collins and congressional candidate and Grand Island town supervisor Nate MacMurray attended the meeting.

Women are taking over the rugby world. The sport is bringing more than a thousand players from 10 different states and Canada right here to Western New York, many of them women. Female players say they like that it’s the only sport in the world where all the rules are the same for boys and girls.

Student Union and Activities is looking for Welcome Week Assistants. Interested students should be upbeat, positive, and willing to help new students settle in to Brockport. Volunteers also must be available during Welcome Week, which is August 22 through August 29. If you’re interested, you can apply on myBROCKPORT by April 20.

Damaging High Winds In Western New York and A Fatal Officer Involved Shooting

By Johnny Nixon @John_R_Nixon

Extremely high gusts of wind throughout Western New York caused problems yesterday. Rochester Gas & Electric reported over 10,000 residents without power, and Monroe County issued a ban to keep trucks off of county roads. The up to 60 mile per hour winds toppled 6 trailer trucks around the Rochester area, causing segments of major roads and highways to close at points during the day

A man was shot and killed by a police officer in Greece today. Police responded to a call made by the man around 2 am, in which he threatened to kill his wife. The first officer on the scene was met by the man carrying the rifle, who refused to drop the weapon and then proceeded to point it at the officer. The officer then shot the man, who was pronounced dead on the scene. Investigations are ongoing.

News 4 Brockport 4/4/18

This week, Hannah and Terrence talk about BSG’s new special elections, 2 guest speakers that came to campus, letters for hope through Prevention and Outreach Services, and more.

Rochester Natives March For Their Lives and Ride Sharing Services Facing Roadblocks

By Kayla Green @KaylaGreen04

Rochester area natives are making their voices heard about gun control. Over 5,000 people showed up to march in downtown Rochester on Saturday. The March For Our Lives protest on the same day in Washington D.C. inspired many others all around the country. Many students spoke at the march, demanding change from local officials.

Uber and Lyft drivers in Western New York are facing roadblocks when it comes to who they can pick up. Many drivers don’t have car seats in their cars, which prevents them from being able to drive people with young children. Drivers have said they’ve had to cancel many rides because the rider had a young child but no car seat for them. They’re simply not willing to take the risk. New York State law requires children under 4 to be in a federally approved car seat. Depending on their weight and height, children older than 4 must ride in a booster seat.

Brockport students have the chance to voice their democratic opinions about the school to prison pipeline. The Office of Community Development is holding a deliberative dialogue on this topic tomorrow at 5:00 in Union 220. Food will be provided.

Annual Etiquette Dinner and Caribbean Student Association Platinum Reign Pageant

By Imani Coaxum

Immigration groups will be delivering a letter to the Greyhound and Trailways bus stations next Thursday. Border Patrol agents have been raiding buses to find undocumented immigrants in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse. The immigration group plans to call on the companies to prevent the raids.

Students who have never learned fine dining skills may be in luck. Career Services is holding its annual Etiquette Dinner next Wednesday, March 28th in the New York Room in Cooper Hall. Students will learn tips that can help them at potential networking events and business meetings. The event is free, registration for the event is through Eagle Connect

The Caribbean Student Association will be hosting their Platinum Reign pageant this Saturday evening in the Union Ballroom. There will be food, fun, and an after party to close out their successful week of events. Tickets are $4 at the BSG box office.

Child Pornography Charges Against Brockport Teacher and Trevor Noah Comes To Rochester

By Allan Frei

A former Brockport kindergarten teacher  plead guilty to child pornography charges. 31-year-old Roland Yockel The Second, a resident of Hilton, was discovered by undercover investigators around May of 2017 distributing sexually explicit images online. Yockel is set to be sentenced June 14th.

Trevor Noah, popular comedian and host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” has added an additional performance time to his upcoming Rochester visit to the Kodak Center on Friday, May 4th. The first show will be at 7:30, and the second at 10 pm. Tickets go on sale March 9th.

Brockport’s annual Jobs & Internships Fair has finally arrived. Wednesday, March 7th, between noon and 4 pm in the SERC, students will be able to meet and network with various hiring recruiters to investigate career paths. The Career Fair Plus app will allow attendees to research potential employers. It is available to download on the App Store.

Susan B. Anthony to be honored in France and Buffalo-based playwright to tackle a tough topic

By Kayla Green @KaylaGreen04

Volunteers and staff from the Susan B. Anthony museum here in Rochester are following her legacy overseas. About 30 people traveled to Rennes, France on Saturday for a tribute planned in her honor. Rennes is Rochester’s sister city and Anthony visited there a few times. They will be dedicating a town square in her honor on Wednesday– which is International Women’s Day.

A local writer is revisiting his play about school shootings  in light of the recent events in Florida. Buffalo-based Drew Derek Piatek wrote “A School Shooting in One Act” 11 years ago. It was inspired by the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007. Piatek says the most important thing that comes out of performing it is the talk back amongst the community. Auditions for the play were held in Buffalo on Friday and it will be shown at the Shea’s Smith Theatre from April 12th to the 15th.

Brockport’s annual Jobs and Internships Fair is right around the corner. Students can bring their resumes and cover letters and talk to potential employers. You can also get your headshot taken for LinkedIn. The fair will take place Wednesday from noon until 4 o clock in the SERC field house.

Greece Woman Charged with Death of Boyfriend and Rochester Rhinos Deadline Extension

By Justin Maybach 

Cynthia Whitaker, the Greece woman charged in the death of her boyfriend on Old Edgemere Drive, has pleaded guilty. Whitaker was arrested last year after her boyfriend, Michael Taylor, was found dead at his home last August. Taylor’s son found him dead in a pool of blood on the kitchen floor of the home.

City officials have extended a deadline for the Rochester Rhinos to vacate Capelli Sport Stadium, the city-owned soccer stadium. the deadline was yesterday, but the city announced a two-week deadline extension on Monday. the new deadline is Monday, March twelfth.

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