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Ohlone supports veterans YAHYA BURHANI Staff writer

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 07, 2013 Vol. XLVI No. 7

The Lady Renegades lose at home. See story on page 8.

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Heaven descends upon Ohlone

With the Iraq war over and the war in Afghanistan coming to an end, veterans returning home will have to make the transition from soldier back to civilian. Nearly half of all California veterans receiving GI educational benefits attend a com-

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munity college for workforce training, to earn an associate degree, or to work toward transferring to a four-year university, according to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Sixty-five veterans currently receive GI benefits at Ohlone, according to the college’s Veterans Affairs Office.

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Cliff McCormick reaches to the sky during a dress rehearsal for the Ohlone College production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ on the Fremont campus on Monday. See story on page 5.

Ohlone’s math team has finished in the top 10 nationally three of the past four years, and they’re hoping to extend that streak starting Friday. Math Club members are preparing for the first round of this year’s Student Mathematics League competition, scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in HH-218. The second round will be held in the spring. The nationwide math competition consists of 180 to 200 community colleges whose students figure out difficult math problems in order to place nationally and win cash prizes. Math professor Geoff Hirsch is rooting for Ohlone’s math team to have another top-10 finish this year. Friday’s exam is administered by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). The highest level of math that will be on the exam is pre-calculus, and the test will consist of both multipleContinued on page 3

LATINO HERITAGE LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Professor honored by assemblymember SHANNON SORGE Online editor Rick Arellano, professor of computer applications and occupational technology at Ohlone College, was one of five people honored last month at the inaugural Latino Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony. The event, held Oct. 11 in the Council Chambers at Newark City Hall, was started as a mark of respect toward National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed Sept. 15 though Oct. 15.

“These individuals being recognized have demonstrated a long-standing commitment to making our community a better place for everyone,” Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski of Fremont said in a statement. Wieckowski, along with Congressman Mike Honda, State Sen. Ellen Corbett and San Jose City Council member Kansen Hu, awarded Arellano a Latino Heritage Leadership Certificate of Recognition. “Education is very important to Rick Arellano,”

Ohlone College Trustee Vivien Larsen said in her introduction speech. “He supports, promotes and advocates for the success of the Latino community, in particular the Latino students’ success and advancement in education, especially in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. He is also an advocate for older adults.” Larson praised Arellano for his past and present community leadership roles, inContinued on page 3

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Rick Arellano and Assemblymember Bob Wieckowski pose for a photo at the Latino Heritage Leadership Awards on Oct. 11.

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NEWS

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Louie-Meager Art Gallery holds auction

NEWS BITES Instructor visits Germany for film The Monitor newspaper adviser Rob Dennis traveled this past week to Germany, where his documentary film “Under the Hood” was an official selection of the Nordic Film Days festival in Lübeck. The film, co-directed by Dennis and Mark Byrne, chronicles the lives of ordinary people and activists in Belarus, a former Soviet state where the secret police still is known as the KGB. Dennis and Byrne previously directed “Beyond the Wall” in 2010.

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Artwork by Ohlone College students, faculty and staff was up for auction last month at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery, located in the Smith Center on the Ohlone College Fremont campus. The next exhibit will feature sculptures and illustrations by May-ling Martinez and will be on view at the gallery through Dec. 6. A reception will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. today. For more information, go to the Smith Center website at www.ohlone.edu/org/smithcenter/.

ASSOCIATED STUDENTS OF OHLONE COLLEGE

ASOC focuses efforts toward students LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief The Associated Students of Ohlone College outlined some of its primary goals at its meeting Nov. 1 at the Fremont campus. The three main areas that were laid out by the ASOC were advocacy, outreach and community events. Each category came with a list of ideas on how to execute ASOC’s primary objectives. However, after all of the categories were filled up with ideas, there was some confusion concerning the advocacy portion of the goals. “Keep in mind that advocating is speaking up and fighting for things that they want,” said Renee Wong Gonzales, student activities coordinator.“I think there may be a little confusion here.” ASOC originally listed Club Fair and installing an ASOC television in the cafeteria as their two primary objectives under the advocating for students umbrella. Later in the meeting, some of these items were redistributed to other categories where they were

Everybody pretty much has the same idea of what they want changed. The stairs, book and school prices, but we just don’t really have the ability to change those things.

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more appropriately fitting, This idea met a lot of releaving a glaring hole in the sistence from members, priadvocacy column. marily because of the safety It was agreed upon by issue as well as the potential ASOC that while these are for equipment to be damgreat ideas that they do not aged or stolen if it isn’t monbelong under advocacy and itored. would be more appropriate It was also pointed out for the outreach and com- that any physical projects munity event that were gocategories. ing to be cre“ Ev e r yated needed to body pretty keep in mind much has the the impendsame idea ing changes of what they that Measure want changed, G will bring to ASOC PresiOhlone. dent Mat We“Now reber said. “The m e m b e r, stairs, book everything and school here is goprices, but we SRUTHIE KONDAMOORI / MONITOR ing to change just don’t really physically have the ability to change in just about a year,” said those things.” Debbie Trigg, director of The ASOC TV idea was to EOPS, Student Life and have a television or projec- Ombudsperson.“Anything tor in the cafeteria to dis- you put up could be very play events and things that temporary with all of the ASOC are doing so that stu- changes that will be hapdents can be more involved. pening here.”

Trigg was referring to the Measure G initiative which will completely change the Fremont campus beginning next year with the new parking structure. One of the ideas under the community event category was a town hall style Measure G meeting to inform not only students and staff but also the community about the construction and changes. Also under the outreach umbrella were the ideas of creating brochures with information and upcoming events that could be handed out or possibly dispersed in classrooms.The idea of bringing back the student identification discount program was brought up but there are several key issues that could prevent that from happening. Pinterest parties, massage day, connecting clubs, and campus tours were also some of the key points brought up by ASOC.

The Ohlone College Speech and Debate team had another successful tournament over the weekend at Sacramento City College, taking home two first-place awards. Phillip Enguancho took home first place in the Programmed Oral Interpretation category. Jennifer Xiong also took home a first-place award in the Poetry category. Mike Svetik, Sarah Dorman and Darryl San Pedro also placed in several categories at the tournament.

Poetry night at Ohlone The Speech and Communication Department is holding a poetry night at 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Ohlone College Fremont campus. The event is a showcase of Ohlone students performing published or private material. Members of the speech and debate team will perform some of their original works, which recently have garnered some awards. Admission is $5 at the door in Room 2133.

The Ohlone Pantry food drive The Ohlone Pantry, or TOP, is having a food drive that ends on Nov. 27. All canned foods and non-perishable items are being accepted. Items can be dropped in the donation bins located on the first and second floors of Building 7, the third floor of Building 8, Hyman Hall, the Library, the Cafeteria, Campus Security and Newark Center. –Compiled by Louis LaVenture

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ASOC provides free cocoa and cookies to students

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Members of the Associated Students of Ohlone College pass out free cocoa and cookies to students on the Fremont campus on Wednesday.

Veterans receive needed support from Ohlone Continued from Page 1 A tour of duty lasts about three years, yet it can feel like a lifetime as military members face danger, intense combat, and the deaths of friends and civilians. Still, returning veterans often miss the structure of military life. “In the military there is a structured chain of command, so if you’re having a problem, you know exactly who to go to,” said Ohlone student Delmonte Dennis, who served in the Army. Many find leaving that structure and returning to civilian life chaotic, he said. Ohlone College Trustee Garrett Yee, a brigadier general in the Army Reserve, said veterans returning to civilian life may feel a letdown because senses are heightened in combat. Veterans returning to college may be older and “more

mature than your average 18-year-old coming out of high school,” Director of Financial Aid Deborah Griffin said. “They don’t have a lot of patience for students who disrespect the instructor – like people who are talking during the class, got cell phones ringing – because your job as a student is to pay attention to that instructor,” Griffin said. “It’s a totally different type of behavioral mindset approaching school than most students do.” Veterans may have problems telling family and friends what they’ve seen and experienced. That’s why they need to connect with fellow veterans, so they can relate to someone and rebuild the camaraderie they felt in the military. Soldiers are trained to be independent and many feel

that seeking help is a form of asking for pity. “It’s not within their culture to ask for help,” Griffin said. “They have been told that they are self-sufficient individuals and they have to stand on their own.” However, not addressing these issues could make them unaware of mental and physical problems that need to be treated, and treating these conditions themselves could lead to serious trauma. There are many services and programs both on and off campus to assist veterans returning home. “A lot of veterans don’t know that there are programs or opportunities available to them, and you have to make the effort to research,” Dennis said. At Ohlone, the VA office tries to be a “welcoming kind of community on campus, trying to see how we can

bring our veterans together,” Griffin said of the office. The office helps Ohlone veterans obtain their GI benefits, and assists them with college services such as financial aid, priority registration, counseling and other programs. “We’re the middle person helping veterans to collect benefits,” VA office staff member Trang Bahn said. The VA office plans to open a veterans’ center in the near future, and Griffin hopes the center will be “a place to come and connect with other veterans.” For more information, call the Veterans Affairs Office at 510-659-6199 or go to www. ohlone.edu/org/veterans. The office is in Room 7249 in Building 7 on the second floor of the Fremont campus. Veterans can drop in from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Wednesday or schedule an appointment.

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cluding his service as board member of Life ElderCare; president of the AARP Newark Chapter; secretary of Toastmasters Newark Chapter; City of Newark Senior Citizen Advisory Committee member; coordinator of STEM College for a Day at Ohlone College; Newark Rotary Club member; Ohlone College Foundation board director; and Avanzando board member. He was named Ohlone College Outstanding Educator of the Year in 2010 and has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and the state Legislature, among others. Arellano holds a master’s

of science degree in computer systems. In his acceptance speech, he thanked his parents for granting him permission to leave his home in Lima, Peru, at the age of 17 in order to pursue his future, along with his family for supporting him throughout his journey of accomplishments. “I lived in the Mission district of San Francisco, where I met so many individuals dedicated to the advancement of the underserved and underrepresented,” he said. “I followed their footsteps. Later on, in Oakland, Stockton and the East Bay, I met other individuals with similar goals. They were also my mentors and role models.”

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Continued from Page 1 choice and short-answer questions. The grand prize for the individual that earns the highest score on the exam nationwide is a $3,000 scholarship to be used toward a four-year institution. The Associated Students of Ohlone College

has provided gift cards for $75, $60, $50, $40 and $30 for the top five scorers, while two $20 gift cards will go to two secondtier scorers chosen at random. Students can prepare by taking old Student Mathematics League exams, 20 of which are available on their website at www.amatyc.com.

There will be no print edition of the Monitor next Thursday but you can still check out all the Ohlone news at www.ohlonemonitor.com

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FEATURES

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On the Road with MITCHELL WALTHER

The fast lane to excitement Hopped onto the fast lane this morning. Racing to work, praying and cursing the entire way. The only thing on my mind was making it from Point A to Point B in the fastest possible way. Was that really my goal though? I’ve noticed the last couple times that the fast lane tends to be just as packed as the rest of the freeway. I can’t comprehend going 65 in the fast lane, but that is what almost always happens. There are so many people in the fast lane that it’s no surprise, but then why do we all hop into the far left lane if it’s not to go fast? I think we are a people of excitement. Regardless of whether we’re actually going faster or not, the fast lane is exciting. That lane on the outskirts is the American Dream incarnated in concrete. The fast life, the city slicker on his way to make millions. When we’re on that road, it feels like we’re going somewhere. The crazy thing is that it doesn’t matter if we’re getting somewhere faster, we just want the most exciting way there. We wanted cars, so we made them. We wanted to fly, so we invented the plane. We had sailboats, but decided to put motors on them to go even faster. Nothing can hold us back when we decide to go someplace. From Lewis and Clark searching the West to my commute to Pleasanton, nothing can hold us back.

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Ohlone College student artists’ work is currently being displayed in President Gari Browning’s office in Building 7.

STILL-LIFE ARTWORK

Students’ art on display in president’s office

YAHYA BURHANI Staff writer An exhibition of student still-life artwork is on display in the president’s office at Ohlone College’s Fremont campus. Instructor Christian Fagerlund said the artwork

portrays the shape of objects and how dark and light relate to each another. The exhibition showcases two different types of painting techniques: grisaille and imprimatura. “Grisaille is where you have white paint and black paint and you mix all the

grays in between and you paint your subject with opaque paint,” Fagerlund said. Imprimatura is an underpainting layer that gained popularity during the Renaissance. Painting – Color and Composition (Art 111A and Art

111B) are painting courses for beginner and intermediate artists. Descriptive Drawing is the prerequisite. The classes cover the basics of value, color and shape that students need to create the images they want, Fagerlund said.

OHLONE POEMS

Poetry competition inspires staffer ALIZAIB LODHI Staff writer In April I joined a poetry competition at the City College of San Francisco with my friend and his cousin. They had four judges on the panel. Boonaa Mohammed was one them. Mohammed is a wellknown spoken-word poet and writer who received the CBC “Best New Artist” award in 2007. I wrote “War Child” to tell the story of a Middle Eastern kid who lost everything, including his mother, when his village was invaded. This piece was intended to

vent my frustration of what is happening and educate people on the problem that every war child faces. Before they took my family, my mother said she loved me, she said she cared, but it’s true they say life is hardly ever fair, life wears and tears at your heart and soul, and it hardly ever grows old. Why do my eyes shed so many tears? Is it to hide all of my fears? As the pain takes hold, my heart suddenly starts to fold, my eyes grow dry and cold. How dare they come into my village, kill my people, take my mother, take my brother, and all I ask is how

am I supposed to move further!? Why do my feelings mean so little? Who are you to tell me who I should be, you’re nobody yourself don’t you see, all of those lies, what they did to me, the pain so unbearable, it caused me to break within, and I let you again and again, break me down, take me under, let you watch my heart plunder, fall to pieces, underneath with no power to speak, I’ve let you make me so damn weak! I stumble and I fall, and you sit there as if nothing is happening at all! The wall I built can hardly withstand, it cracks, it

screeches, it wails in pain, as it tries to stay up, in your hands there is no luck, you huff and you puff, and you suck it all in, you’re a damn fool, living in sin, you lie over and over, do I dare ask you why? I have to be bold, speak my mind, even as the road begins to wind, I have to be strong, hope I’m not wrong, hope for happiness, hope for truth, please faith take me in, give me love, as I sit here and tumble, I pray to God, that my heart will not crumble, and if I stumble and fall, I will still rebuild my wall! I will not fall, I will not crawl, I will continue to stand tall.

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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ set to debut

Cliff McCormick, playing the lead role of Jesus Christ, is carried by other cast members during rehearsals for the upcoming production of Ohlone’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar.’

Photos by Tam Duong Jr. Story by Louis LaVenture The rock opera made famous by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber in the 1970s will be played out in the Smith Center on the Ohlone College Fremont campus. Cliff McCormick is playing the role of Jesus while his counterpart of Judas will be played by Adam Fresquez. With choreography by Janel Tomblin-Brown and direction from Michael Navarra the production is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. The musical will run at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Nov. 14 to 16 and Nov. 21 to 23, in the Smith Center on the Ohlone College Fremont campus. Admission prices are $20 for general and $15 for students and seniors.

Above: Paul Heijn makes his entrance to the production playing Caiaphas in his fourth production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Ohlone. Below: Heijn, Yvonne West, Sabrina Strand and Tanya Benitez belt out some notes during a dress rehearsal of the production on Monday at the Fremont campus. Left: McCormick, the title character of the musical, emotionally conveys his lyrical message to the crowd.

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OPINIONS

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One test no way to measure learning MITCHELL WALTHER Staff writer

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Midterm exams a necessary evil LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief

That time of year is finally here that any sane student dreads. Midterms. While these are evil diabolical exams I also understand their importance and how they keep students accountable for information. While I am definitely not a fan of any type of midterm, they are necessary and there are a variety of ways to prepare for them. For many this will sound like an absurd idea but for me it works. After my class I will do the homework or assignment for that class immediately while it is fresh in my brain. This helps me rein-

force the ideas of the day before they have a chance to leak out of my brain. Then once it comes time for the midterm I take out all of my notes, assignments and amassed random worksheets the night before and read as much as possible. For me this works. I have never been able to study a little bit here and there and retain the information. But, I am learning that this is not the right way to study and I am slowly trying to convert to a more conventional and proven studying method. Especially in science and math classes cramming can be a true death sentence. With so many equations and terms to memorize in

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those courses, cramming is not a good method of studying. These subjects require spreading out the study time and you can’t get away with some of the things you might be able to in an English or art class. It is not like I choose to do this but between work, school and my barely existent social life it is hard to squeeze in the time you should to be prepared for the mid-semester examination. While I understand the error in my ways, the more difficult part of this is fixing it. In order to be successful on midterm exams you must put in the study time and do it over the course of the semester, not the night before.

Fresh out of the gate, college doesn’t seem so hard. We pick our classes, wait in endless lines, get our Student IDs. If we’re lucky we may even have a class with someone we know, or maybe we’ll hit it off with a new group of friends. Especially here at Ohlone, college can seem a little bit like High School 2 with so many familiar faces. So we breathe a sigh of relief. A couple hours spent in a coffee shop a week, and our grades are safe. A month or two in, and we begin to believe we may have this whole college thing in the bag. Then midterms season comes. I hate midterms. Whoever decided that a single stressful test of pass or fail questions is the best way to measure if I’ve learned something has obviously never been a student. Stress does not breed better learning, if anything it makes it hard to focus. Every one of us is different, and I believe that means we need different ways to judge understanding. Let’s take my friend and I as examples. I can’t do a multiple-choice test to save my life. There’s second-guessing, trick answers and finding

the “most right” answer. Let’s just say it’s not my forte. My friend, on the other hand, is a whiz at tests like these. He couldn’t write an essay to save his life though, and that’s where I shine. If I can explain what I’ve learned, I can show the teacher what I know. We are not all wired in one of these two ways though, every student has a learning style. Expecting them to excel at the one type of test a teacher hands them is crazy. Students spend hours of their lives in the classroom, and hours more doing homework and studying. I think it’s unfair to let all that hard work ride on one moment. That hour and a half spent on your midterm should not be the only way to prove understanding. Large assessment tests are not fit rulers to measure success. Consistency and the longevity of knowledge are higher goals. Smaller quizzes throughout the semester that focus on the current lesson and bits and pieces of the past lessons sound fairer to me. We shouldn’t hold onto midterm season simply because it’s a defining moment in each college student’s semester. Tradition is not worth breaking students mentally.

How do you prepare for midterms? Kyle Burkhart Undeclared

“Study at least a couple weeks ahead” Omar Chacon Computer Engineering

“Go back and check notes. Highlight everything you need” Vandana Anand

Business Administration

“Go through notes”

Sandy Corona Undeclared

“By studying really hard. Getting help from teachers”

Sorel Ouonkap Biology

“Study a couple of problems. Read notes again”

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Lady Renegades spiked at home by Seahawks Continued from page 8 Sophomore Emily Marden tried to keep her team encouraged, shouting positive comments throughout the set. “We’re OK guys, we’re OK,” Marden said to her teammates. “Hey, we’re fine, shake it off.” Despite playing a lot better and keeping the score closer the Lady Renegades could not muster up enough points to win the set and fell 25-14. The second set was more of a back-and-forth scoring affair until Cabrillo pulled away for good. “Their hard hitting made us change and move up a little bit but other than that it didn’t change much of what we wanted to do,” Brittany Creel said. “I just do the best I can on every play. The outcome comes second, I am more worried about hitting everything hard and working together.” The third set was a lot more competitive and Ohlone even had a lead at one point in the set. It was a lot of back-andforth again in the final set sparked by a few nice plays by Newark native Shelby Bolduc. Bolduc made a couple impressive plays in the final set providing a spark off the bench for Ohlone. “The last few weeks we have been really working with Shelby to try and widen her offensive repertoire, which has been coming along really well,” Penaflor said. “She’s really come along.” Yet once again the size and hitting power of the Seahawks proved just too much to handle for Ohlone

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Sophomore outside hitter Brittany Creel delivers a vicious spike in a home loss to Cabrillo College on Monday at Epler Gymnasium in Fremont.

and they fell in the third set by a final of 25-16. “They are one of the top teams in California so it is easier said than done to contain a team of their caliber.” Sophomore night will be the final home game of the year for Ohlone at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Epler Gymnasium on the Fremont campus. This could be the final home game for several key contributors including Creel and Marden.

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Got Me Feeling Some Type of Way with LOUIS LAVENTURE

MEN’S SOCCER

Renegades defeated at home

Giant Bullying When you think of bullying victims a 6-foot-5inch 320-pound 24-yearold isn’t the first image that comes to mind. Yet that is exactly what is unfolding in the Miami Dolphins organization within the National Football League. Over the weekend several reports surfaced of offensive lineman Jonathan Martin leaving the team due to harassment by his Dolphin teammates. After an NFL investigation it was determined that several teammates were guilty of excessively hazing Martin, something that has become all too familiar in sports today. Fellow lineman Richie Incognito, who has a history of questionable offenses, was deemed the worst offender of the hazing by the NFL and has been suspended indefinitely by the league. It is unclear if Martin plans on returning to the team and what action they will consider regarding his status. Bullying has yet again reared its ugly head in a place where most people do not even know it exists. Martin is a huge man and bullying victims are usually perceived as small and weak. This incident just shows that bullying is a worldwide epidemic that can affect every culture, not just the schoolyard playground. While it is well known that hazing does occur it is usually kept to a dinner bill or some funny haircut, not degradation and humiliation. Incognito also has been accused of sending Martin several inappropriate text messages and other electronic communications. In a world of giants who are more than able to defend themselves at the drop of a hat this story is really shocking. To know that a professional athlete can be the victim of bullying is really eye-opening to the general public. I just am not sure what is sadder here: the actual bullying that took place or the fact that nobody noticed or stood up for someone who was unable to stand up for himself.

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Sophomore forward Dominic Hertz wins the battle for a header against Hartnell College on Nov. 1 at Central Park in Fremont. The Renegades lost to the Panthers 5-0, bringing their overall record to 1-11-3 and 0-9-1 in Coast Conference South play. The last regular season home game for Ohlone is at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Central Park when they take on Skyline College who is 2-11-2 overall and 1-8-1 in conference play.

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Lady Renegade Jovita Nuñez gets some air as she spikes a ball in a losing effort against Cabrillo College at Epler Gymnasium on Monday.

LADY RENEGADES

Cabrillo College too much for Ohlone volleyball LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief Domination. That’s something the Ohlone College volleyball team is used to. However, the Lady Renegades are not used to be-

ing on the wrong end of the dominating equation. The Cabrillo College Seahawks came to Ohlone with a goal to dominate and they did exactly that. Unforced errors by the Lady Renegades combined with hard, accurate hitting

by the Seahawks led to the eventual 25-6 loss in the first set of the contest. “With the type of team I knew they had coming we tried to make our game plan to dig,” Coach Jeremy Penaflor said. “We weren’t really wor-

ried about the hard hitting as much as we were worried about the placement of those hard hits.” The hard hits kept on coming in the second set when once again the Lady Renegades found themselves down big. Continued on page 7


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