Students tune in to first presidential debate

first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThe great debate · Viewers gathered at Wallis Annenberg Hall for the first presidential debate Monday evening. Candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump discussed their positions on topics like the economy, immigration and gun control.Hundreds of students crowded into all four floors of Wallis Annenberg Hall to watch the first presidential debate between Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday evening.The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics co-hosted the event, which began with a pre-debate panel entitled “Behind the Scenes: Preparing & Spinning Presidential Debates.”The panel featured Judy Muller, an award-winning television journalist, NPR commentator and USC professor of journalism; Antonia Hernández, a Commission on Presidential Debates Board member and president and CEO of California Community Foundation; and Gordon Stables, Annenberg assistant dean of student affairs and USC director of debate and forensics.The panelists began the discussion by explaining why this presidential debate in particular was so highly anticipated.“This is a precious time when the American public has an opportunity to see how these two individuals respond to questions and interact, and for the public to get a sense of the person who will be in the most powerful office in the country,” Hernández said.Muller explained that the debate was the most written-about event that’s taken place so far in the election, and that part of the reason was due to the candidates involved.“[This debate features] the first female candidate against the first reality show candidate. Donald Trump is the draw here,” Muller said.Muller and Hernández also both repeatedly emphasized how Clinton’s gender has impacted her media coverage throughout the campaign season.“Hillary is being judged more harshly. It gets in the way, and I’ve seen it many times for a lot of women. If [a woman] is serious, [she’s] perceived to be angry. If a man looks serious, he’s perceived to be serious,” Hernández said. “For students viewing these debates, I’d challenge you to judge your own biases.”Muller noted that while Trump is typically judged by whether or not he is “presidential enough,” the question surrounding Clinton is whether she is “likeable enough.”At the beginning of the event, Stables mentioned that due to the demographics of the room, it was likely that most of the audience was rooting for Clinton. The screening of the debate itself started with cheers for Clinton and jeers for Trump.Daniel Wahl, a sophomore majoring in business administration, was one of the few students showing support for Trump.“I’ve never watched a presidential debate with an audience before, and clearly most people here support Clinton,” Wahl said. “I thought it was important to show support and clap for Trump. We’ll see how the popular vote goes, [because] it is hard to tell in a crowd that is about 90 percent liberal-leaning.”The panel emphasized that the engagement of the candidates with young people is a key part of this election.“Both candidates need to address the needs, challenges and aspirations of millennials,” Hernández said. “And it is very important for millennials to show up and vote.”USC students had the opportunity to take this step at the event, where tables were set up for voter registration.“I was pleasantly surprised by the event’s large turnout, and hope that it helps to engage millennial voters,” said Elisabeth Hopkins, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering.The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy and the USC Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics will co-host two more debate-viewing events this campaign season, for the vice presidential debate and the next presidential debate on Oct. 4 and Oct. 19, respectively.last_img read more

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Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey suspended indefinitely due to violation of team rules

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Freshman defensive ends Qaadir Sheppard and Amir Ealey have been suspended indefinitely from Syracuse’s football team for a violation of team rules, according to an SU Athletics press release.The news comes less than two hours after the Orange lost 37-27 to No. 1 Clemson. Neither Sheppard nor Ealey played against the Tigers.Sheppard has played in nine games this season and has recorded a tackle and an interception. Ealey has one tackle in seven games this season. Comments Related Stories Freshman Qaadir Sheppard impresses at defensive endcenter_img Published on November 14, 2015 at 8:42 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img

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Lonzo Ball records second career triple-double as Lakers roll past Denver

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBall finished with 11 points, 11 assists and 16 rebounds, becoming the first rookie guard to snare that many boards since Steve Francis had 17 in 2000.It was a performance rich with historical implications. For example, he became just the sixth player in NBA history to log multiple triple-doubles in his first 20 games, joining players like Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson.The Lakers, however, were more focused on the short-term result and what it means for their future. They entered the night having lost five of their previous six games. With the win their record improved to (7-10) with a game against Chicago at Staples Center next up on Tuesday.On Sunday, the Lakers much-maligned offense operated as it was designed to, with most baskets coming with an assist. They played fast and wielded the power to shoot 3-pointers responsibly.Before Sunday, they had the NBA’s third-worst offense, averaging 97.7 points per 100 possessions. Against the Nuggets, they had cruised to 70 points at halftime. PreviousLos Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, center, drives against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, of Serbia during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson, center, goes up for a basket under pressured by Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsDenver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler, left, dribbles as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris, left, goes up for a basket under pressured by Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, of Serbia, under pressured by Los Angeles Lakers forwards Brandon Ingram, left, and Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Denver Nuggets guard Will Barton, right, looks to pass the ball against Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, right, goes up for a layup as Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, left, dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against Denver Nuggets Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, shoots against Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, left, shoots against Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart, right, goes up for the basket under pressured by Denver Nuggets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson drunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against Denver Nuggets, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram, left, goes to the basket while defended by Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Denver Nuggets forward Richard Jefferson, left, goes to the basket while defended by Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, right, during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay #0 of Democratic Republic of the Congo, in actions during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Lakers won 127-109. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, center, drives against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, of Serbia during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 15Los Angeles Lakers center Brook Lopez, center, drives against Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, of Serbia during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)ExpandLOS ANGELES – When Lonzo Ball surpassed LeBron James as the youngest player to record a triple-double, the achievement barely registered with the Lakers rookie. The Lakers had lost a road game in Milwaukee and the young guard focused on that rather than his individual breakthrough.Eight nights later, Ball was able to relish the moment. Ball’s second triple-double came in a 127-109 romp over the Denver Nuggets.“This one’s a lot better,” he said. “I actually like this one.” And at the heart of it all was Ball.“Zo is going to be unselfish every time,” Coach Luke Walton said, adding that it’s a trait that is “carrying over to the rest of the guys.”The Lakers had 36 assists on 53 field goals, with seven players, including all five starters, tallying at least three assists.“I thought Kuz (Kyle Kuzma) did a better job tonight of shot selection and making plays for teammates,” Walton said. “I thought Julius (Randle) and JC (Jordan Clarkson) made concerted efforts to try to make the extra pass. That’s kind of what I want our guys to see.”Ball’s 10th assist came with 9:31 left in the fourth quarter, when he swung the ball to Randle for a top-of-the-key 3-pointer. With that basket, Ball became the only Lakers rookie other than Magic Johnson to record multiple triple-doubles.He also achieved his second career triple-double at 20 years and 23 days old – the same age James was when he notches his second triple-double.As for the rebounding, it’s become a point of emphasis for Ball. It may be the key to him having a big night.“That is his game,” Kuzma said. “He is not really a halfcourt type of guy. He thrives in open court.”Ball’s willingness to crash the offensive glass has led to some concern about the Lakers losing a step in transition defense, but it’s a sacrifice they seem willing to make.“Big men are boxing each other out so I can go get it most of the time,” Ball said. “And I did that, we happened to play a lot better.”Randle led the Lakers with a season-high 24 points to go with seven rebounds and five assists. There were plenty of points to go around with seven players reaching double figures. Brook Lopez scored 21, Kyle Kuzma added 17, and Jordan Clarkson chipped in 16.There were contributions aplenty. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Corey Brewer each recorded four steals.Randle has settled into his role as a backup center since an initial production dip to start the season. After Sunday’s performance, in which he shot 11-of-18 from the field and grabbed seven rebounds, Walton was asked what it would take for Randle to play so well every night.“That’s a good question,” he said. “I’m trying to figure that answer out. When he plays like he did tonight he’s as good as anyone in this league. … We keep trying to encourage him to make that his norm. I don’t have it figured out yet but I’m going to show him the good clips and the energy level the difference in what he looks like again tomorrow.“He’ll just keep working on making that part of how he plays the game of basketball every night.”The team-wide breakthrough was certainly notable, although by the time the night was over the Lakers were facing a Nuggets team that was far from full strength. Denver’s star center, Nikola Jokic, was ejected along with head coach Michael Malone with 6:20 remaining in the second after Malone ran onto the court to protest the lack of a foul call.Four-time All-Star Paul Millsap soon joined his coach and teammate in the locker room with a wrist injury.The night, however, belonged to Ball. It was one more reminder that the much-studied, frequently criticized 20-year-old has game to back up the celebrity image. Walton lamented the attention Ball receives, pointing to the emphasis given to Ball’s haircut three days earlier.“One it’s impressive how he’s able to handle it,” Walton said. “Two, I think it’s a little bit nuts, but that’s the way it’s going to be.”As Ball wrapped up his postgame interview session, veteran center Andrew Bogut piped up on his way out of the locker room. He asked,  “Zo, you ever going to get your hair cut ever again?”Everyone laughed, because on Sunday everyone was allowed to enjoy the moment.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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