Weekly Briefing: Hurricanes, scooters and horses- oh my!
Now entering the second full week of Fall 2019 classes, USC Aiken is already full of excitement and questions.
The Spin scooter controversy has been discussed at length on campus and social media sites, while USC Aiken administrators scramble to facilitate with facts. It seems that no matter how many times Vice Chancellor Ahmed Samaha says that USCA did not spend any money on the scooters, students still continue to express a resentment at the idea of their tuition money being squandered.
In this week’s edition of Pacer Times, our News Editor Noelle Kriegel used a poll on the USCA Student Life Facebook page to understand student perspectives on the new scooters. She emailed with Samaha and Ross Philbeck, Assistant Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness, for the university’s take on the matter. One contributing writer, Lauren Baker, explained her personal opinion in a column.
Beyond the Spin scooter controversy, students are also concerned with the hurricane that is sweeping toward the South Carolina coast. Editor Kriegel wrote a news brief on Hurricane Dorian that includes information from both the university’s official communication and CBS News. USC Beaufort students travelled to USCA after being evacuated from their campus. A follow-up story about their experiences will appear in next week’s issue.
In the world of Pacer sports, the Equestrian teams had an interest meeting last week. Sports Editor Michael Kuras spoke to the coaches about new members and some accomplishments they made last year. Coach Tiger Kneece even hinted at the possibility for a women’s polo team to be instituted next year. Editor Kuras will continue to follow the Equestrian group and update students on their matches.
Check out this week’s issue for more information and other articles by our talented staff. We’ll see you next week, Pacers.
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