Wadham students found themselves locked in – and out of – the college library on Wednesday night. The card-activated door broke at around 8pm, leaving some trapped amid the tomes, with no access to a toilet. A group of finalists outside were for half an hour denied access to the 43,000 books, tantalisingly visible through the large library windows.Conscientious students were unwilling to admit defeat however. Jamie Kenna, a third year engineer, told Cherwell, “After returning from a short break, we found a crowd gathered outside the library, claiming the door was broken. A porter came to help out, but failed and went looking for someone in works to look at it.”The Wadhamite finalists then coordinated with a library inmate, whom they asked to open a window, and gained access by clambering through.Kenna told Cherwell that once inside his friend “gloated our success to the others still stuck outside while I went to inspect the brokendoor.”He then found a “secret cupboard to the left of the door and, using my skills as an Engineer, was able to restore power to door control system, thereby allowing others to safely return to work for finals.”
This month’s Instagram Takeover features Western North Carolina-based photographer Justin Costner. If you haven’t already seen Costner’s stellar photos on Instagram check him out here, and learn more about his passion for the craft by reading his Q & A below!BRO: How did you get into photography?JC: My interest in photography started after a few hikes into the Linville Gorge with some friends and snapping a few photos on my iPhone and being captivated by the landscape. I’ve always been drawn to the mountains and the beauty of Western North Carolina ever since and enjoy truly sharing these places with folks. BRO: When did you discover your passion for photography?JC: My passion for photography found me about 2 years ago when I got back in to hiking and camping on the weekends and sharing these places I was exploring with friends and documenting our trips. It really ignited a passion within and has led to the lifestyle that I now live and embrace. As my desire to document and explore grew so did my camera. From iPhone photos to an intro DSLR and now to a full frame setup.BRO: How long have you been shooting?JC: I’ve been shooting about a year and a half now with a DSLR camera and I’m pretty much self taught. Learning more each trip and enjoying the ride and places photography has taken me!BRO: If you could only choose one area in this region to hike and explore and photograph for the rest of your life what would it be?JC: It is so tough to pin point a specific area in WNC! I’m pretty partial to The Linville Gorge and Grandfather Mountain area, but I definitely want to spend more time in the Hickory Nut Gorge and familiarize myself a little more with that area. There are so many amazing places in our home state that you could spend a lifetime enjoying!BRO: One piece of gear (minus your camera) you wouldn’t head into the woods without?JC: That’s a tough one as well but I’d say my water filter and a Sierra Designs tent. Shelter and water are key! BRO: Aside from photography, what is your favorite thing to do in the outdoors?JC: I’d say rock climbing has to be up there. I’m def not a great climber, but I love getting worked on the wall and being in the mountains with my buddies. Slack lining would definitley be a close second if not first! BRO: Tell us about your Western North Carolina guiding service.JC: My best friend and business partner Curt Teague and I started HikeMore Adventures about a year ago. We wanted folks to be able to experience the outdoors and adventure of backpacking/camping safely and teach the proper etiquettes to protect and conserve our national forests and wilderness areas. We are blessed to have such pristine mountains and rivers here in Western North Carolina and we wanted to give people the opportunity to experience them with the right guidance and offer them the best gear available to do it with. We offer guided day hikes, overnight backpacking/camping trips, team building outings for companies and photography workshops as well!
Sharing is caring! Share Share (L-R) Rhona Lawrence and Kim Gardier of CIBC First Caribbean International Bank and Mary Williams of the HIV/AIDS Response UniCIBC First Caribbean International Bank donated $3000.00 to the HIV/AIDS Response Unit on Monday.Business Support Officer at the Bank Rhona Lawrence told a presentation ceremony that the Bank has been assisting the Unit for several years in assisting students affected by the disease.“Over the years we have been providing assistance to the HIV/AIDS Unit also in the amount of $3,000.00 and that money is used to assist students who are either infected or affected with the HIV/AIDS virus”. Counselor of the National AIDS Program, Mary Williams who accepted the donation for the organization thanked the Bank for its continued assistance.That money she says will be used to “provide stationery or to assist with tuition for one of our students who is either living with or affected by HIV/AIDS or sometimes it could be used as well for various students”.Williams also appealed to other corporate citizens to assist the Unit in helping children affected by HIV/AIDS to obtain an education.CIBC First Caribbean also donated $3000.00 to Hilda Moise, an accounts student of the Dominica State College on Monday.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews FCIB donates $3,000 to HIV/AIDS Response Unit by: – March 20, 2012 50 Views no discussions Share Tweet