Ohlone College Monitor, October 31, 2013
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THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 2013 Vol. XLVI No. 6 Women’s volleyball team loses conference game. See story on page 7. HAUNTED HOUSE Ohlone student creates terror FREMONT, CA OHLONEMONITOR.COM CHILD CARE CASE No charges in Kidango incident Staff member fired after inappropriate touching of child at Fremont facility LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file charges against the staff member accused of inappropriately touching a child July 31 at the Kidango facility on the Ohlone College Fremont campus, police said. The Fremont Police Department and Kidango both conducted separate investigations into the incident. “I don’t know if there was a definitive conclusion about the specifics of the incident, but after we turned over our case to the District Attorney they decided not to go forward with pressing charges,” Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said. The family involved in the incident was reluctant to help in the investigation, Bosques said. Director of Development for Kidango Dan Trimble Continued on page 3 SCHOOL CLOSURE JOY TANTINGCO / MONITOR Cole Berggren assembles his haunted house, named ‘The Shaft,’ in the backyard of his Fremont home on Tuesday. Berggren has been constructing the free Halloween haunted house for the past seven years. See story on page 4. TRANSPORTATION STRIKE BART finally reaches new deal with workers ALIZAIB LODHI Staff writer After negotiating for about six months, with two rail shutdowns and other threatened strikes, BART management and unions finally came to an agreement last week. In the previous two weeks, the announcements on whether a strike would happen the following morning enraged commuters who were losing sleep keeping up with the BART drama and the heavy traffic it brought. “They finally came to a solution to this flabbergasted equation,” said Mahmoud Hararah, a frustrated BART rider who was coming from Oakland. BART resumed service about 6 a.m. Oct. 22, two hours later than management had told the public. The delay was caused by running test trains to ensure safety and see if dormant systems Continued on page 3 TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR BART employees strike at the Fremont station Oct. 18. CCSF facing shutdown LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges could close the City College of San Francisco next year. The commission announced in July that it would revoke City College’s accreditation in July 2014 for failing to follow commission recommendations. Faculty unions, teachers and students filed a classaction lawsuit against the commission last month, saying the private agency has engaged in unfair and unlawful business practices, violated conflict of interest laws and flouted its own policies. Continued on page 3 2 NEWS MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 NEWS BITES Mathematics competition Puente gardening day at Newark campus Do you feel like you have a knack for numbers? Want to pit your math skills against others? The Student Mathematics League is hosting a math competition from 11 a.m. to noon and from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 in HH-218. Students will prepare for the competition by going over tests from Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 the next two Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Room 2202. For more information, visit Dangto Ta’s office (HH-210) or go to www.amatyc.org. Louie Meager art auction The Louie Meager Art Gallery Auction continues through this week, including art pieces made by Ohlone students, faculty and staff. The auction is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. A closing reception and raffle will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. For more information, come by the gallery in the Smith Center, visit www.ohlone. edu/org/artgallery, or contact Gallery Director Dina Rubiolo at firstname.lastname@example.org. Campus construction forum With major construction coming to Ohlone starting in 2014, it is important for students and staff to be aware of what changes will be happening on campus. To that end, Ohlone will host a college forum titled Campus Construction: Where Will I Be This Time Next Year? The forum will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the Jackson Theatre, and will be broadcast live at Newark in Room NC-1102. There will be opportunities to ask questions at the end and officials encourage everyone to attend. Blood drive success The recent blood drive held on the Ohlone College Fremont campus was a success, organizers said. A record number of 84 people signed up for this semester’s drive and 48 pints of blood were donated – enough to save 142 lives, Health Center Director Sally Bratton said. The next blood drive will be held April 23 at the main campus, and a mobile car might be available at the Newark Campus. –Compiled by Marissa Martin COURTESY OF IVAN VARGAS Students from the Puente program as well as Earth Science classes got together on the Ohlone College Newark campus on Oct. 19 to plant the annual winter garden for 2013-2014. Financial aid fraud case hearing delayed YAHYA BURHANI Staff writer A federal judge in Oakland on Friday delayed a hearing until Dec. 20 in the case against four people charged with conspiracy to commit financial aid fraud at Ohlone and other Bay Area community colleges. Kyle Moore, Marcel Bridg- es, Cortio Wade and Derricka Fluker were charged last month with conspiracy to commit financial aid fraud and multiple counts of wire fraud. They have been released on bail. The defendants are accused of using “straw students” to assist them in preparing, signing and transmitting fraudulent student aid applications at community colleges including Ohlone, Chabot and City College of San Francisco, according to the indictment. The students had not obtained high school diplomas and had no intention of attending school or using the money for educational purposes, according to the indictment. The maximum penalty for each count of conspiracy to commit financial aid fraud is five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. The maximum penalty for each count of wire fraud in the case is 20 years in prison with a potential fine of $250,000. Cooling off for AC Transit ALIZAIB LODHI Staff writer The BART strike is over, but Ohlone commuters still need to keep an eye on negotiations at another transit agency. Members of AC Transit’s Amalgamated Transit Union Local 192 have rejected two tentative contract agreements reached by union and management negotiators in the past few months, and threatened to strike. An Alameda County judge last week imposed a 60-day cooling-off period requested by Gov. Jerry Brown. A report concluded that a strike would cause “significant disruption in public transportation services and significant harm to the public’s health, safety, and welfare.” Before recommending the cooling-off period, a ALIZAIB LODHI / MONITOR A judge last week ordered a cooling-off period for talks between AC Transit management and union members. For now, a strike has been averted, allowing more time for negotiations. state advisory board heard from community groups who said the strike would prevent thousands of students from getting to school every day and have a deep impact on poor communities, with the agency serving about 100,000 people a day. NEWS OHLONE COLLEGE MONITOR STAFF: Editor-in-Chief: Louis LaVenture News editor: Marissa Martin Features editor: Magdalena Jurys Sports editor: Louis LaVenture Opinions editor: Amelia Neary Photo editor: Tam Duong Jr. Online editor: Shannon Sorge Monitor Staff: Yahya Burhani Erika Heredia Sruthie Kondamoori Alizaib Lodhi Luis Morales-Medrano Hung Ngyuen Santiago Perea Joy Tantingco Majtabah Walai Mitchell Walther Adviser: Rob Dennis Printer: FP Press California Newspaper Publishers Association Journalism Association of Community Colleges General Excellence Fall 1994 Fall 2000 Fall 2004 Fall 2005 Fall 2013 CONTACT US: Offices: Room 5310 Call: 510.659.6075 E-mail: monitor@ohlone. edu Read: facebook.com/ Ohlone.Monitor www.ohlonemonitor.com Opinions expressed in the Monitor are those of the respective authors and are not necessarily those of the staff, the college or the Associated Students of Ohlone College. MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 3 Accrediting commission wants proof from CCSF Continued from page 1 A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for Nov. 26 in San Francisco Superior Court. The commission has the final word on all accrediting matters involving the Western region of the United States, but this isn’t the first time they have been eye-toeye with controversy. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera sued the commission on Aug. 22, alleging it had “unlawfully allowed its advocacy and political bias to prejudice its evaluation of college accreditation standards.” In 2006, the commission made eight recommendations for the college following a routine visit. The school failed to complete all of the recommendations and in July 2012 the commission put CCSF on “show and cause sanction,” which caused quite a stir. “I started here in the summer of 2012 so I was really bummed out that my first semester here I had to be in the middle of all this nonsense,” CCSF student Alberto Medina said. “It’s been nothing but drama with this accreditation thing since I got here.” On Oct. 11, students, staff and supporters of the school took to the Novato offices of the commission to protest the decision. “Hell yeah, I’ll be there,” former CCSF student Gabriel Mayorga said. “This school helped me so much and really saved my life. I would be dead or in jail if it wasn’t for CCSF so the least I can do is drive to Novato and show some support on my day off.” It is still unclear if the school completed all of the items recommended by the commission or if the school even completed its “show cause” report that was due in March. In a response letter to the commission, then-interim CCSF Chancellor Pamila Fisher said “lack of funding” was a huge factor in the college’s problems. On Oct. 16, former Compton Community College Special Trustee Arthur Tyler was named as the college’s new chancellor. He has vowed to help the school retain its accreditation. With the future of CCSF in limbo, community colleges throughout the state will be sure to keep an eye on this unfolding situation. Transportation workers finally return Continued from page 1 were up and running. Union members are scheduled to vote Friday whether to ratify the new contract, which would deliver a 3.85 percent raise each year through 2017 for the agency’s 2,300 union workers, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “This offer is more than we wanted to pay,” BART General Manager Grace Crunican said at a press conference announcing the deal. “We compromised to get to this place, as did our union members.” Union workers now make an average of $76,500 annually in gross pay, including overtime. The pay increase would raise that average to $88,300 by 2017. However, the deal also would raise the employees’ share of medical and pension benefits, keeping the net raise for workers relatively small, according to the Mercury News. Meanwhile, two BART workers were struck and killed by a train while inspecting the tracks Oct. 19 TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR BART employee Marvin Pepe gets some support from fellow employees and workers at the Fremont BART station Oct. 18. Since then, BART workers reached an agreement that sent them back to work for the transportation agency. during the second day of the transportation strike. Laurence Daniels and Christopher Sheppard were checking on a report of a dip in a stretch of trackway between Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill BART stations, BART officials said. Daniels and Sheppard were working under a practice in which they were responsible for their own safety, National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jim Southworth said. BART officials ended that practice Oct. 24, approving a new policy that will require train operators or drivers to slow to 25 mph and be prepared to stop when approaching workers on or near the tracks. No charges filed in Kidango incident Continued from page 1 told the Monitor: “All of the investigations determined that this was an accident, and while the employee was eventually terminated, no charges have been filed.” Bosques said she couldn’t confirm that, however. “I can’t say for sure that our investigation ended with the conclusion that the incident was accidental,” she said. “After we turned over everything to the District Attorney they decided not to go forward with charges.” TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR No charges have been filed in the incident that took place at Kidango on the Fremont campus. The Kidango facility is located in the Child Development building on the Fremont campus but has no affiliation with the college. Sheryl Steadman is a Fremont native who used to take her son to the Fremont Kidango facility. “This is really shocking,” she said. “I am not sure what shocks me more: the fact that it happened or that charges weren’t pressed.” 4 FEATURES MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 MARISSA MARTIN NEWS EDITOR white witch With Halloween approaching, there is always talk about Fremont urban legends that have been told for ages. The most commonly told story is the legend of the White Witch that haunts Niles Canyon. The story has been told countless times in different ways for decades by Fremont natives, but questions have been circulating over which story is the true one. According to Mike Chivers of the Tracy Press, when people drive down Niles Canyon late at night, sometimes a teenage girl in all white is seen on the side of the road. If you stop your car and ask her what is wrong, she will tell you that she got in a bad accident and that she needs a ride home to a specific address in San Francisco. As you are paying the toll to get across the bridge to San Francisco, she then will disappear. Legend also says that if you go to the address that she gives you, you will reach the home of a woman who claims her daughter died many years ago in a car accident and that this happens all the time. What Chivers also found was that many of the sightings of the White Witch on the train tracks in Niles becomes local legend SHANNON SORGE / MONITOR Fremont native haunts city Sidewalk JOY TANTINGCO Staff writer Looking for a good scare this Halloween? You won’t want to miss the spooky, heart-racing haunted house experience in the Mission San Jose neighborhood of Fremont, not too far from the Ohlone campus. After seven years of transforming his own home into a haunted house, Ohlone sophomore Cole Berggren and his close friends and family are at it again, continuing their Halloween tradition. For the entire month of October, Berggren balances midterms, essays and the construction of an elaborate and eerie haunted house. What began as a childhood prank at his parents’ house has become a yearly tradition anticipated by many neighborhood children. When Berggren was in seventh grade, he built his first haunted house and loved it. It combined all the things that he enjoyed most: “the creation aspect of it, making halls and ideas, and scaring kids.” Berggren’s mom came up with the idea to start welcoming local trick-or-treaters into the mini haunted houses they had built, starting in just the garage. Now, though, it takes up their entire backyard, wrapping from one side gate, around the back, looping through a wooden patio and winding through rows of creepy trees until it releases the frightened victims through the opposite gate. After years of plastic gravestones and sporadic ideas, the haunted house has become a better thought-out construction project using power tools and frequent trips to the hardware store. Every year it grew with greater ideas, and more friends came to help and to make the experience more fun. It wasn’t until last year that Alex Lefkort came up with the idea to focus on a specific theme. Lefkort, Berggren’s best friend and also a sophomore at Ohlone, has helped with every haunted house. Last year’s theme was Alice in Wonderland. This year’s theme will take you into a haunted Russian mine. Back when Pirates of Emerson was still down the street, Berggren was inspired by that work and the vast amount of people it attracted. He wanted to see how many people he could bring into his own haunted house. The usual turnout every year is about 300 people. “Definitelyenoughpeople so that it’s worth it,” he said. Despite its success, and Berggren’s constant scheming about next year’s concept, Mrs. Berggren threatens that they have gone on long enough. “She always says no,” laughed Berggren. “Every year is the last year, but as long as I’m living here I’d always want to do it.” When I ask Berggren what he enjoys most about the whole experience, a wide smile crosses his face. “My favorite part of the haunted house is sitting around my dining room table every year at the end of the night and talking about who got hit where (because we always get punched by the kids that go through and get too scared), and the camaraderie that we all have with each other every year.” gives up secrets MITCHELL WALTHER Staff writer Fremont has quite a few traditions, and one that is perfect for this Hallow’s Eve weekend is the Secret Sidewalk. This local haunt is located just outside Niles after you jump on Niles Canyon Road. There are so many rumors, mysteries and risks involved in the Secret Sidewalk, you can always find some adventurous crew sneaking onto the train tracks. First off, The Secret Sidewalk is private property, so trespassing is prohibited. The large gate just outside the path’s entrance makes it crys- tal clear just who is allowed on the other side: no one. If you are breaking the rules, however, and you do find yourself headed down the road and into the mountains, you’re in store for several spooks. A little ways down the path are the remains of an old cement factory. Hundreds of bricks are piled up in mountains, all in the middle of a massive clearing. Ohlone student Caleb Prewitt, 20, remembers being chased from the field. “One night I went with my friends around midnight,” he said. “We saw two lights shining at us from across the way. We could hear voices and it FEATURES Canyon were actually of his uncle dressing up as a ghost to scare people. In one instance, scared people on Niles called the cops after they saw Chivers’ Uncle Clarence dressed up as the girl ghost. After the police fired two warning shots, his uncle came down from the train tracks and revealed himself. “That,” says Chivers, “is a legend even the real ghost girl couldn’t match.” Another version of this story is found in the Fall 2007 issue of Ohlone’s Midnight magazine. A woman by the name of Ms. Lowerey was on her way to a wedding that, judging by her white dress, seemed to be hers. She was riding in a horsedrawn carriage when it approached a car at Scott’s Corners, an area found between Sunol and Pleasanton. The horses became startled by the vehicle, knocked her off of her carriage, and sent her into the road. The car’s driver was unable to avoid hitting her. Questioning which White Witch story is real seems like a lost cause because many different variations of the story have been told for decades. One version of the story is that people traveling along Highway 84 on the night of Feb. 26 will see a high school- aged girl walking in the road in a white dress. People have said to have stopped and offered the girl a ride. She accepts the ride, giving the driver an address across the bridge but once the driver gets to the beginning of the bridge, the girl will disappear. However, the tellings of these stories are really what keeps the White Witch alive today in Niles Canyon. Fremont resident Daniel Natham talked about his experience with the White Witch. “My uncle told me that some lady died on her way to prom or a dance or something on that road and now she is there,” Natham said. “I’ve never seen her and I know some people who say they have but I think they were just trying to scare me. If ghosts exist we would have proof.” Longtime Union City resident Diego Cabrales shared his experiences with the White Witch. “When I was little my older relatives told us kids a whole lot of versions of this White Witch story, Cabrales said. “Who knows which one is the true story but I do know that is scared us children in my family forever. A lot of light bills got ran up in my household at night after a good White Witch story,” Cabrales said. MITCHELL WALTHER / MONITOR looked like the lights were getting closer. We realized the lights were from a truck that was chasing us down. I never ran so fast in my life.” Nearby there’s a massive water tower that’s been cleared out. Inside you can create echoes and noises to send shivers down the spine of anyone you’re with. Just beyond this are the train tracks and a tunnel that is many miles long, and most can’t make it down before a train chases them away. Up above the tunnel is the actual sidewalk. The Secret Sidewalk is an old aqueduct. A giant cement tunnel weaves its way through the mountains around Niles, and appears to look just like a sidewalk. Samantha Smith also had a scary night there. “We climbed through the barbed wire fence and made our way up to the railroad tracks,” she said. “As we were walking back, my friend turned around and noticed a light coming toward us. When we finally reached the car, we sped off without looking back. It will forever remain a mystery what was chasing us.” The mysteries surrounding The Secret Sidewalk may never be totally solved. You can count on being scared and surprised all along the way though this Halloween night. MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 5 SRUTHIE KONDAMOORI /MONITOR MAGDALENA JURYS / MONITOR Rock Boy frightens LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief When you ask Tri-Valley area natives about Rock Boy and the legend that comes with it, you get varying answers. Some say it is in Dublin while others believe it is in Livermore – adding more debate to a cloudy subject. “I went there once when I was little and I can’t really remember where it was,” said Livermore native Jesus Orona. After sifting through several stories, there seem to be two prominent paths that both lead to the same conclusion. Someone or something does actually throw rocks at you if you stay there long enough. How the boy actually got there is a highly debated issue that varied with the person. The seven people interviewed split right down the middle about the origins of the boy. Some believe that he was abandoned by his parents there and left for the rest of eternity. Others, though, think there was an actual boy there who threw rocks at passers-by when one motorist finally tired of his antics and murdered him, leaving his soul there forever. While the specific location and origin of Rock Boy are highly debated one thing seems to be for sure. If you find it there will be rocks flung your way. 6 MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 OPINIONS Leave some candy for the children LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief JOY TANTINGCO / MONITOR Embrace the darkness MITCHELL WALTHER Staff writer It’s that time of the year again. Zombies, vampires, werewolves and girls in cat outfits are out in force. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays of the year. Little kids get candy, college students party hardy, and old folks get to scare kids – everyone’s happy. There are an unfortunate few, though – and I am one of them – who glare at this holiday with evil eyes. We are the ones who hate being scared. We are also the ones who get to ask, why do we enjoy being scared in the first place? Adrenaline pumping, bug-eyed, our very lives in seeming danger; what do we like about it? Horror movies are crazy popular, and roller coast- ers rock and roll people around crazy turns and speeds. People just want excitement. We’re sick of the mundane and we need something new! This past month with the government shutdown was fun; it was a break from the norm. We just wanted things to change. 9 to 5 gets tedious, and classes can get stagnant. Maybe that desire to be attacked or surprised is a healthy one. Our lives weren’t meant to be boring, I think. There are too many adventures to be had, too many risks to take. We can see so much of the same day in and day out that we can forget how great a day can be. While Halloween is devoted to the concept of horror, I think it reminds us of this. I joke that college stu- dents will take any excuse to celebrate. This draw to go crazy I think is one of the most honest impulses we have. College students are more in touch with their goals and drive than anyone else I know. We know there’s too much to do in 90-odd years to sit around in a classroom. We also know that we have to, so we balance things by going crazy. So eat, drink and be merry this autumn. There are so many things to enjoy, from pumpkin ale to pumpkin lattes. There is more to enjoy than just pumpkin too, I swear. Blustery days and brisk nights are the anthems for us right now. A little fright in the middle night just may be exactly what we need to break us out of our funk. Every year I see them, it never fails: High schoolers and even some teenage adults dressed in full costume taking to the streets with the children in pursuit of processed sugary goodness. It just looks so wrong. Halloween is supposed to be a day for – key word, here – children to dress up as their favorite character and go door-to-door trick-or-treating with their family. Not teenagers and adults. This is the one day of the year when it is accepted for children to be out late talking to and accepting gifts from strangers. This group of late-teenage misfits can usually be spotted one of three ways. No costume at all with a candy bag, just wearing a mask or, worst of all, a full elaborate costume. While families and little ones are strolling, taking everything in and enjoying the night, these scavengers run door-to-door trying to amass as many sweets as possible in order to destroy their dental structure later. When a family gets to one of the final houses on its route and the person says that they are out of candy you can blame the aforementioned party for the disappointment. These are the people who should get eggs thrown at them and their bags snatched. Not the 10-year-old Spiderman or the 8-year-old Tinker Bell, but the older kids who get in the way of the true spirit of the holiday for the youngsters. Now, in my neighborhood, this kind of thing has a way of policing itself somewhat. Little kids and families are left alone while the older kids in pursuit of candy are fair game for anybody who wants to direct some mischief their way. It is a tradition that goes as far back as the holiday, I am sure. Tormenting older kids trying to trick-or-treat via egg, toilet paper, bag snatching – whatever the case may be. In other neighborhoods, though, the older kids are in the majority, controlling entire areas by sheer numbers. While Halloween is a day to enjoy and return to your adolescence, please, for the kids’ sake, leave the trick-or-treating to the children. CAMPUS COMMENT What was your most embarrassing Halloween costume? Nabeel Naqvi Astrophysics “Winnie the Pooh. I was 18 or 19. It was my first year at Ohlone” Tiffany Syharath Engineering “I think it was when I was Maleficent from ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ” Natasha Trussell Business “I was a hippo” Kiana Lopez English Yama Totakhaio Psychology “Toilet Paper” “One year I was Selina. My mom had me autograph pictures” SPORTS Got Me Feeling Some Type of Way with MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL 7 LOUIS LAVENTURE ‘World’ champs? I am a true blue American especially when it comes to sports. However, I am not naive and I understand that we are not the best at everything. This topic came to mind last night as I was watching game five of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals and the Red Sox are clearly the best two teams left and the series has shown just how close they are, with Boston leading 3-2. While whoever wins this championship will rightfully be crowned world champions, is that really true? I mean since when have Boston and St. Louis been the center of the universe? Some baseball purists will tell you that the United States doesn’t even have the best quality of the sport and that distinction could possibly lie in Cuba, Panama or Venezuela. Even places in the Carribean, such as the small town of Curacao, are producing stars. What I’m saying is while Major League Baseball does attract the top talent from all over the world, it does not get all of it. There are players who never come to the United States and become legends in their countries yet beating the other league champion makes you the champion of the world? I don’t think so. Baseball should consider expanding its “World Series” to include some competition from throughout the actual world and not just the U.S. and Canada. Some may argue that the Toronto Blue Jays barely qualify as a team and could easily be defeated by any number of international club teams. While there is no argument that the World Series does crown a true champion it should be called the United States and Toronto Series. That would be a more accurate title because just having international players in your league doesn’t make your title world worthy or any higher of a caliber than any other country’s championship. HUNG NGUYEN / MONITOR Lady Renegades Taylor Presley, Marcela Chinn, Brittany Creel and Shelby Bolduc work together during a rally in a loss to conference foe Foothill College on the Fremont campus on Oct. 23. Lady Renegades lose at home LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief After starting the season on a torrid pace the Ohlone College women’s volleyball team has lost two straight conference games both at Epler Gymnasium in Fremont. Losing is not something that the Lady Renegades have ever been used to under head coach Jeremy Penaflor especially at home. Two dominant performances over Skyline and Chabot Colleges had Penaflor optimistic. “I thought we played well. It’s quite an adjustment to go from playing Gavilan on Wednesday night to Chabot on Friday. The difference in intensity was clearly evident, but I thought we did a good job of staying consistent and not playing to the pace of Chabot,” Penaflor said. “The normal players did their thing, but I thought Kilistina (Tina) did well to pick up more blocks than usual. We worked a lot on middle defense and attacking that week, and it was evident by the way Tina and Shelby performed. Jovita had her best passing game this season against Chabot. Overall, I think our defense was on point and what ultimately kept us consistent throughout.” The two consecutive losses put a damper on the oncepristine record that Ohlone boasted earlier in the year. The Lady Renegades are now 9-7 overall and 3-3 in Coast Conference South play with just seven regular season games remaining on the schedule. At 6:30 p.m. Monday Ohlone will have yet another home conference match against Cabrillo College at Epler Gymnasium. Women’s water polo sinks in pool TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR A host of Ohlone College women’s water polo players converge on a College of San Mateo player on the Fremont campus during their loss last week. The Lady Renegades will take on Cabrillo College in a double-header at 3 p.m. Friday in Fremont. 8 SPORTS Mascots inspire costumes MONITOR OCTOBER 31, 2013 We created an alphabet of logos to test your school knowledge and help with some costume ideas for Halloween. Answers are at the bottom of the page, enjoy! A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Answers: A: San Diego State Aztecs B: College of San Mateo Bulldogs C: Ca単ada Colts D: De Anza Dons E: Laney Eagles F: Folsom Lake Falcons G: Chabot Gladiators H: Evergreen Hawks I: Coronado Islanders J: San Jose City College Jaguars K: Shasta Knights L: Monterey Peninsula Lobos M: Los Medanos Mustangs N: Nogales Nobles O: Foothill Owls P: Hartnell Panthers Q: Penn Quakers (Pennsylvania) R:Ohlone Renegades S: Cabrillo Seahawks T: Skyline Trojans U: LACES Unicorns (Los Angeles) V: West Valley Vikings X: Saint Francis Xavier University X-Men and X-Women (Canada) Y: Yuba City 49ers Z: Lincoln Zebras.