Clips of the Week: March 1, 2013

first_imgBike-heavy on clips this week, but what can I say? They’re the best. Check’em out below.1. When Deer AttackReminiscent of this video, but hitting much closer to home is a clip of an unexpected race-day mishap caught on camera. Nature’s revenge? You be the judge.2. Crazy Dude Does Crazy Downhill Crazy FastI will never tire of watching crazy-ass dudes bomb down crazy-ass downhill courses. Here is the latest from that expanding genre.3. Is It On?Not only a very cool ski video, but a great tutorial on how to make the most of your GoPro edit.Salomon Freeski TV S6E11 – Not another GoPro edit from Salomon Freeski on Vimeo.4. Going SoloBack in the saddle for our final entry. This is a beautifully shot self edit from out in the woods and another great example of maximizing your edit when you’re all alone out there.Aaron LaRocque – Prime Time on Pinkbikelast_img read more

Doheny features exhibit on civil rights

first_imgThe USC Libraries’ Special Collections Display in Doheny Memorial Library is featuring a small exhibit, Civil Rights: A View of the Struggle, throughout February in honor of Black History Month.Literary context · The collection includes newspaper clippings and a documentation of Yvonne Burke, a black Congresswoman in the 1970s. – Talia Taniela | Daily TrojanMelinda Hayes, the head of the special collections department, said the exhibit serves to commemorate the black civil rights movement and to give students an understanding of their rights.“Bringing attention to the things that happened [in] the past can relate to the things happening in the present,” Hayes said. “We wanted to honor Black History Month by taking out some of the materials we have in our collections. This shows how far we’ve come from where we were 40 years ago, where we are now and how far we still have to go.”The collection contains a series of newspaper clippings, including some from the Daily Trojan; books by acclaimed writers, such as James Baldwin and the Watts Writers Workshop that date back to 1965; and a thorough documentation of the political life of Yvonne Burke, one of the few black women to be elected to Congress in the 1970s.“It’s easier to get a sense of the importance of the materials when you can gauge them in a physical way rather than through the library catalogue,” said Hugh McHarg, executive director of communications and public planning for USC Libraries.“It’s much more dramatic, in a way, the impact of the kind of stories that exist in any kind of library collection once you see [the display] for yourself.”Cynthia Brass, president of the Black Staff and Faculty Caucus, said exhibits like Civil Rights remind students to reflect on the past.“Even though it’s labeled as the month of February, black history is every day of the year. The month itself gives everyone the change to get a better view and understanding and improve their knowledge about this history,” Brass said. “Getting people to gather as a whole to identify where they’ve gone, where they are and where they need to go — this month enhances all those things. Depending on who it is and their mentality of a recognition of a few great people, this is a month to look at everyone, even if you haven’t read about them in the history book.”last_img read more