Author: Kevin Whitaker

Free wireless comes with a hitch

It seems like such a short time ago that the debate about whether or not UVSC should offer free wireless Internet was raging in its academic hallways. Though technically wireless Internet is still paid for through fees lumped in with tuition and other student fees, “free” wireless Internet was still seen by many as a victory.

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“We are anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” So ends an eerie video by a group of hackers calling themselves “Anonymous,” which puts the Church of Scientology on notice.

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UVSC Rotary Club commits to serve

Most people have heard of Rotary Clubs, but fewer have heard of the Rotaract Club, an officially sponsored and endorsed branch of Rotary International. Chantel Kaiser, the community service chairperson of UVSC Rotaract, said, "We maintain the same standards, traditions and practices that take place in Rotary Clubs." Recently, the UVSC branch finished a large project that raised money for orphans in Ecuador. The funds raised were dispersed through Orphanage Support Services and went toward items like diapers, blankets and clothing. Kaiser also revealed that the club is currently working toward sending members of the UVSC Rotaract to Zambia, Africa to help with building orphanages there. Like regular Rotary Clubs, Rotaract requires a $10 monthly membership fee. The fee goes to various costs incurred either directly by the club, such as food at meetings and T-shirts, or the cost associated with diverse service projects that have become the trademark of Rotary International. While the club is quite proud of its lofty international projects, it also focuses on the local community. One instance of this commitment is the requirement that every member complete at least one hour of service a week on UVSC’s campus. The club meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. Anybody interested in learning more about the UVSC chapter can e-mail [email protected] or general information can be found from Rotary International’s...

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