Ohlone College Monitor, November 21, 2013
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OHLONE COLLEGE MONITOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 2013 Vol. XLVI No. 8 What beverages do Ohlone College students prefer to drink in the morning? See story on page 6. FREMONT, CA OHLONEMONITOR.COM MEASURE G TYPHOON RELIEF EFFORT Ohlone association helps Philippines Campus prepares for major construction SHANNON SORGE Online editor Ohlone officials held a forum Nov. 12 to discuss the major campus construction and parking lot closures that will take place in the spring, and how they will affect students and staff. “We’re going to be talking about the swing space coming up and the parking spaces, the process that got us here, and what our plans are,” Ohlone President Gari Browning said in Continued on Page 3 OHLONE BOARD Trustees revise budget LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR Members of the Asian Pacific American Student Association accept donations at the Ohlone Fremont campus on Nov. 14. Club helps raise money and gather donations for disaster-ravaged country LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief The Ohlone College Asian Pacific American Student Association took to the Fremont campus on Nov. 14 and 19 to collect donations for the typhoon ravaged Philippines. Association member Ceejay Fangonilo said that they were trying to “publicize a relief fund for donations.” All of the proceeds collected will be given to the Red Cross in the form of a check to aid in the relief of the country. APASA raised $217 in the first day of collecting donations on the Fremont campus on Nov. 14. Anybody interested in donating can contact LBC (Philippine Cargo Corp.) which will be doing a free shipment at the end of the month. The company has stations in Union City and Milpitas and for more information you can contact them directly at 800-338-5424. The Ohlone College Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Nov. 13 to make amendments to the first quarter 2013-’14 financial report and acceptance of related budget adjustments. Vice President of Administrative Services Ron Little addressed the board at the November meeting. “Our revenue is up $266,000 showing increased international enrollment,” Little said. “The legal fees are up given some personnel issues that Continued on Page 3 ENERGY-EFFICIENT CAMPUS Solar installation complete at Newark center MARISSA MARTIN News editor Ohlone College has completed the installation of solar arrays at the Newark campus. With the new panels completed, the Newark campus has officially become net zero on energy. The panels went live Sept. 23 after an inspection and approval by PG&E. Combined with the panels on the Fremont campus, solar power now makes up two-thirds of the college’s energy usage. Each campus produces 1 megawatt of solar energy. The Newark site uses 100 kilowatts and transfers the remaining 900 kilowatts to help power the Fremont campus. Each solar field follows the path of the sun, allowing for greater efficiency in collecting the energy. Ohlone began construcContinued on Page 3 ERIKA HEREDIA / MONITOR The solar panels on the Newark campus went live on Sept. 23, making it net zero on energy. 2 NEWS MONITOR NOVEMBER 21, 2013 NEWS BITES Toy Drive Helping children in need is always a great way to spread holiday cheer. You can do so by donating toys in any of the League of Volunteers (LOV) toy drive bins at Ohlone College. The bin is in Building 1 on the Fremont campus and in the main lobby on the Newark campus. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted and all toys will be given to LOV for distribution to local agencies in the Tri-City area. Last year, LOV collected 5,406 toys and distributed them to a total of 23 local agencies. Toys will be collected through Dec. 18 during normal business hours. Survivors of Suicide Day The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s 15th International Survivors of Suicide Day will be hosted by Ohlone College from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 23 on the first floor of Building 7. The free event aims to promote healing and help survivors of suicide loss connect with one another. In 1999, Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada, whose father committed suicide, introduced a resolution designating the Saturday before Thanksgiving as National Survivors of Suicide Day. For more information, go to www.afsp. org. Parking lots closed for tree removal Parking Lots G and H will be partially closed for a tree removal and infill project though Nov. 27. Workers will remove trees in medians, grind down trunks and pave over the empty space to create more parking spaces. Officials expect the project to be completed by Nov. 27. Unamuno honored Ohlone’s faculty member of the month for November is Ralph de Unamuno, adjunct instructor in Chicano Studies, Native American Studies, U.S. History and California History. Born and raised in Fremont, Unamuno was a student at Ohlone before attending the University of California, Los Angeles – the first member of his family to go to college. Unamuno teaches at Ohlone and West Valley colleges. –Compiled by Marissa Martin Ohlone for Kids calling on student artists LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief Ohlone for Kids is celebrating 25 years of its annual summer program in artistic style this year. OFK sent out an open call for drawing submissions to create the cover artwork for the 2014 Ohlone for Kids catalog. Last year’s winner was created by sixth-grade student Nikita Redkar. Interested students must be in grades 3-10; prior attendance of Ohlone for Kids is not required to enter the competition. According to the submission rules, participating students must create something “that reflects the activities and experiences that are typically enjoyed by students in the summer enrichment program.” So while prior attendance COURTESY OF OHLONE COLLEGE The 2013 contest winner by sixth-grader Nikita Redkar. is not mandatory it could be helpful in producing a submission that truly re- flects the program.All entries must be done on an 8.5-by-11-inch plain white sheet of printer or copier paper.Contestants are being asked to incorporate five required elements into their submissions. The official Ohlone College logo and motto are the first two requirements for submissions. Entries must also include “cultural diversity, 25th anniversary and educational enrichment themes, activities or courses offered in the OFK program.” The first-place winner will receive four free summer classes, and their entry will be featured on the cover page of the catalog. Entries must be submitted to Ohlone for Kids at 39399 Cherry St. in Newark by 5 p.m. Nov. 29. Submissions also must include an official entry form, which can be obtained through the OFK website.www.ohlone.edu. Dr. Who celebrates 50 years on air MITCHELL WALTHER Staff writer Half a century is a long time, even for a time-traveling alien. BBC’s “Doctor Who” is celebrating 50 years on the air on Saturday, and it’s pulling out all the stops. A feature-length movie called “The Day of the Doctor,” starring Matt Smith and David Tennant, will debut globally at 11:50 a.m. Pacific Time – on BBC America here in the United States. With 34 seasons spanning more than 12 main actors and countless sidekicks, The Doctor’s adventures in space and time have been loved by many since 1963. The show focuses on the exploits of The Doctor, a runaway Time-Lord from a faraway planet. He travels in his TARDIS, a time-traveling machine shaped like a British Police Box, and spends his days saving galaxies and stopping monsters. Throughout the years The Doctor has taken on many companions, ordinary peo- ple who travel with him. Originally created by Sydney Newman and Verity Lambert, current head writer Steven Moffat is helming the 50th anniversary story. The show will bring back old characters and new, and audiences are sure to be in store for an exciting feature. “The story focuses on the most important thing that ever happened to the Doctor,” Moffat told the BBC. “We very rarely do that in `Doctor Who,’ as it’s usually about the people The Doctor meets or the companion that travels with him. This time it’s different.” “Doctor Who” has been a phenomenon in Great Britain, but for the most part has avoided America. In the last decade or so, though, a growing fan base has begun here across the pond. This has caused the “The Day of the Doctor” to get a release on BBC America on Saturday as well as a national theater release Monday. This means fans can enjoy their favorite science COURTESY OF ADRIAN ROGERS, © BBC/BBC WORLDWIDE Matt Smith, left, plays the Eleventh Doctor and David Tennant plays the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special. fiction hero both at home and on the silver screen. The show holds the record for the most episodes aired by a science fiction show to date. With popularity growing as fast as it is, there doesn’t seem to be much sign of this legacy stopping either. Fifty years may be a long time, but if The Doctor has anything to say about it, one day we’ll be celebrating a century of adventure. Aid guide unveiled Ohlone holds seminars MONITOR STAFF A new financial aid guide is available online to help California students learn how to pay for college. The guide, created by Republicans in the state Assembly, provides information about state and federal aid, private funding and assistance for veterans. It also alerts students to financial aid scholarship scams. “It is a tragedy that the dream of a higher education is out of reach for too many young people because they can’t afford it,” said Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway of Tulare. To read the guide, go to www.payingforcollegeca. com. YAHYA BURHANI Staff writer Seminars for positive interaction in the workplace are being held at Ohlone College’s Fremont and Newark campuses. The Newark seminar will be from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 in Room NC 1317, and the Fremont one will be from noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 in Room 7101.The seminars will address advantages of respectful interactions, identify appropriate and inappropriate as well as abusive communication and behavior, and apply respectful techniques to common workplace problems. People planning on attending can RSVP at www. s u r v e y m o n k e y. c o m / s / G6RBWX7. 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 NOVEMBER 21, 2013 3 Ohlone finishes accreditation self-evaluation Continued from Page 1 we are having,” said Little. The original beginning fund balance of $7.4 million made it through an auditing process and is the firm number for the year for Ohlone. “We’re in a good positive cash position, projecting ending the year with $9 million in the bank,” Little said. The motion passed with a total of 7-0 with no members choosing to abstain. Ohlone President Gari Browning introduced the final item on the agenda the accreditation self-evaluation report that has been two years in the making. “The college has been engaged in the preparing of this report for almost two years now and this is the first official reading of the report,” Browning said. “This is very exciting.” Vice President of Academic Affairs Leta Stagnaro presented the report, which has been a long collective effort of many people. The accreditation process is one that must be endured by every college in order to remain a functioning educational institution. City College of San Francisco is currently facing closure and undergoing an intense battle with the accreditation governing body. The next Board of Trustees meeting is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 in room 7101 on the Fremont campus. For more information on meetings and anyything related to the Board of Trustees you can visit their website at http://www.ohlone.edu/ org/board/. Major construction coming in spring Continued from Page 1 her opening statement. Also speaking at the forum were Ron Little, vice president for administrative services; Joel Heyne, senior project manager with Gilbane Building Co.; Thomas Moore, director of facilities and modernization; and Heidi Birch, senior program manager with Gilbane. Little discussed the procedure for the swing space that will take start in February, when lots B and C will be closed in order to place portables there to replace Buildings 1, 2 and 8 while demolition is under way. “We want all of our students and all of our staff to stay on site during this time,” Little said. Heyne said the portables will be enough to replace the space lost while the three buildings are out of commission. “We need to replace approximately (55,000) square feet of swing space,” Heyne said. Forty thousand square feet of portables are going to be put in at the Fremont campus, and about 15,000 square feet will be installed at the Newark campus. In addition to these portables, officials will take advantage of underused existing space during this stage of construction. This will involve quite a bit of juggling. In Building 3, the wall separating Rooms 3101 and 3102 will be torn down to create a large lecture hall. These two rooms also will be duplicated in portable space.The data cen- ter will move from Building 4 to Hyman Hall and the music department will replace it. The first floor of Building 5 has some damaged vacant space that will be renovated and used for the ASOC. The third floor will be used for business services once the purchasing department moves out. Classes on the first floor of Hyman Hall will be moved to portable spaces and the library will use the space. The Computer Science and Computers, Networks and Emerging Technology programs in Hyman Hall will be moved to Newark. “There is a program shift,” Heyne said. “There is about 38 percent of the district program that is going to be held in portable space for the three years while we occupy those portables, and about 15 percent of classes that are currently held in Fremont will be moved to Newark.” The portables on lots B and C will be available for students to occupy in August 2014. Portables for offices, science labs, photography labs and other uses will be used starting in Spring 2015, when the academic core building demolition and reconstruction will be under way. In addition, parking lots M, N, O and P on the Fremont campus will be closed starting in January to begin construction on the South Parking Structure. Temporary lots will be added below parking lot E, Solar panels installed on Newark campus Continued from Page 1 -tion of the solar panels after the Measure G bond passed in November 2010. The new solar panels at the Newark Campus can be found above parking lots B and C, where parking was closed temporarily due to the construction of the panels. “I’m glad the solar panels are complete because it was really difficult to find parking beforehand,” Ohlone student Michelle Nguyen said. In total, there are now 4,500 solar panels and five car charger stations installed at the Newark campus. adding 200 spaces. At the Newark campus, portables will be laid in parking lot A and 40 parking spaces will be added to the maintenance yard. For more information, go to http://ohlonebond. com or www.ohlone.edu/ go/construction. There is about 38 percent of the district program that is going to be held in portable space. - Joel Heyne COURTESY OF OHLONE COLLEGE This artist’s rendering shows the planned parking structure at the south end of the Fremont campus. 4 MONITOR NOVEMBER 21, 2013 FEATURES Keeping it fresh at New The Agricultural Institute of Marin has seven different farmers markets located throughout the Bay Area. The Newark farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday in the parkin Healthy diet key to LUIS MORALES-MEDRANO Staff writer Dieting. We’ve all tried it. You hope that it works, and you hope that for once you’ll shed those pounds you’ve been so desperately trying to get off – especially for the holidays, where you get to see old family members. So many diets are thrown at us by social media, and you sit there wondering: Are they safe? Do they work? You start to ask yourself if you’ll lose pounds if you do what they say. The thing is that NONE of them work. Following a strict diet sometimes restricts you from the various nutrients that you might need. Instead of changing your eating habits, try changing your whole lifestyle and try not to have a set weight goal. Sometimes the whole point of Patrons of the Agricultural Institute of Marin Newark farmers market sort through a wide variety of Rom FEATURES MONITOR NOVEMBER 21, 2013 5 wark farmers market TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR ng lot of NewPark Mall near McDonald’s. The market offers a variety of items and services including fruit, vegetables, plants, flowers, prepared food, pastries and live entertainment. o shedding pounds “losing weight” isn’t about shedding pounds, but getting healthy internally. Shedding those pounds is easier than you think. Tracking your food intake and the amount you work out helps with the changes you want to make. Getting regular exercise also helps – especially aerobics, something to constantly keep you moving. Drinking a bunch of water helps your metabolism to kick up and is a great way to boost your energy. Take your time eating your food; sometimes, distractions make you feel like you haven’t had enough to eat. Nor do you have to stop eating your favorite foods. Everything is good in moderation. Most importantly, don’t stress about your weight. As long as you set your mind to it, you’ll make your weight goal. TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR ma tomatoes. Texture, size and color are vital aspects when selecting the correct tomato. 6 OPINIONS MONITOR NOVEMBER 21, 2013 What’s your breakfast beverage of choice? Coffee: the wine of the morning Water, juice best a.m. thirst-quenchers MITCHELL WALTHER Staff writer LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief It’s 5 a.m. Your alarm clock goes off for the fourth time, and you finally find the strength to drag yourself to the shower. It wakes you up a bit, but only for a little while. You wander into the kitchen, and suddenly you see it. The brown liquid is dripping slowly into the pot before you. The white porcelain mug you laid out on the counter the night before is calling out to you. You lift the pot and pour its contents out. Sipping the warm elixir, you get a small portion of heaven before the rest of the day. This is the beauty of coffee. Yes it’s addictive, yes it makes your breath rank, and yes it wholly is a bitter drink. There’s nothing quite as satisfying though. Whether you drink your coffee black as the devil’s heart, or sweet as an angel’s kiss, you know the relief of its warm embrace. To those who avoid it because of its ritualistic qualities, these are the exact reasons we run to it. The best part is coffee is an everyman’s drink. Lattes, Cappuccinos, French presses, a pour-over, espressos; all of these exist for those who can’t bring themselves to pour a mug of trucker coffee. There is a drink for every person who needs to sip a cup of Joe. Coffee can range from caveman-esque energy juice to fine dining experiences; it all depends on what you want. Calling coffee the wine of the morning is not an understatement, it’s setting it in its proper place. It’s not simply a drug, as student Tiffany Hsiang comments: “It d o e s n’t help me stay awake; I just enjoy the taste.” I will mention that it is a pleasure that will never let go. If you find yourself drinking four to five cups of coffee a day, don’t quit cold turkey. The headaches that come from coffee withdrawals are not fun in any respect. The withdrawals aren’t really needed though, as there’s no reason to stop. It tastes good, smells amazing, keeps you awake and is proven good for your heart. So raise your mug high every morning, and it really will be the best part of waking up. I want to say first off that I am not a coffee hater. However, in order to make coffee taste good I have to add more sugar than there is liquid in my cup. Needless to say, this is not the healthiest way to start the day. So strictly for taste purposes I have never really been a fan of the traditional morning cup of Joe. I just really hate to start off the day with a ton of sugar because no matter what you eat or combine with your sugary liquid concoction, jitters and stomach pain are sure to follow. I have always gone the more purist route of hydrating myself in the morning with some good oldfashioned water. That’s right, it’s not a typo: water. Drinking a tall glass or fresh bottle of water in the morning coats my insides and makes me feel instantly better. Whatever laziness or apathy I had before that cold refreshment hit my lips is instantly washed away. I have recently expanded my morning beverage options to include Gatorade and juice as well. I am not naive, I understand that these drinks contain their own fair amounts of sugar, yet in moderation these can be a great kickstart to my day. My favorite aspect of coffee is the heat that it provides to my body. Nothing is better on a cold wintery morning than enjoying a nice warm cup of enter-your-favorite-drinkhere to warm you up. Some people prefer coffee, soda or something with a kick to give them an energy boost in the morning. Yet the best boost for the morning is making sure that you are eating and hydrating properly. Red Bull and Monster drinks are arguably the more popular of the energy beverage genre yet there are so many potentially dangerous and unpronouncable items in them it scares me to have them in my body first thing in the morning. Energy drinks are full of ingredients that are bad for you, so with its contents eliminating it as an option and the taste of coffee doing the same for it, water or juice are the only remaining options to quench my morning thirst. CAMPUS COMMENT What beverage do you drink in the morning? JOSHUA HARNER News Broadcasting “I basically just drink a cold glass of water” STEPHANIE VILLEGAS Graphic Design “Sometimes tea. Milk. Chocolate milk, but only sometimes” J’MEL GREENWOOD Graphic Design “It’s water” DANIEL LUNA Chemistry FELIX FEAH Film “This right here: Coffee” “Either a protein shake, mainly soy, or a cup of coffee.” WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SPORTS MONITOR NOVEMBER 21, 2013 7 HUNG NGUYEN / MONITOR Departing sophomores Jackie Class, Emily Marden, Brittany Creel, Marcela Chinn and Taylor Presley pose for a picture before their final home game on Nov. 18. Lady Renegades suffer defeat on sophomore night Skyline College spoils final home game of the season for Ohlone LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief Skyline College came to Fremont on Monday with an upset in mind. Missing two key starters Jackie Class and Taylor Presley really put Ohlone (1012 overall, 4-7 conference) in a hole that they couldn’t recover from falling to the Trojans (10-15, 3-10) 3-1 at Epler Gymnasium. “It is really hard to think of words to describe what I feel with this being my last game here,” sophomore Brittany Creel said. “This is really sad and I just don’t know what to say about it.” Presley and Class are both starters on this year’s squad and are also key contributors. Ohlone College Athletic Director Chris Warden spoke to the Monitor about the circumstances surrounding the noticable absence of two key contributors. “The CCCAA (California Community College Athletic Association) requires that all active players must be enrolled in and attending a minimum of 12 units during their season of sport,” Warden said. “If they drop below that threshold, they are not eligible to play.” Two newcomers to the team, Jovita Nunez and Cammie Kajioka, tried to fill the huge void left by the more experienced Lady Renegades. Despite great efforts from both and the entire team, Ohlone could not figure out Skyline and their hard-hitting style. “We had some issues with units and not having enough,” Presley said. The outside hitting of the Trojans was overpowering and dominant at times during the match, especially in the first set when they managed to jump out to a huge double-digit lead. The Trojans dominated the opening set from the first serve, building a massive lead, but Ohlone managed to fight back and ultimately lost the set 25-13. The momentum the Lady Renegades gathered from their strong finish poured over into the second set and Ohlone took the win in the second by a final of 25-21. Ohlone made the third set tough for Skyline before falling 25-20 after a handfull of unforced errors by some less experienced players. “We have always had really good chemistry as a team and it is hard when you don’t win like you want to and you know you should,” Creel said. “Losing two starters was really tough and we couldn’t recover from it. Overall my time here has been a great experience.” Fortunately for Creel her It is hard when you don’t win like you want to and you know you should. -Brittany Creel playing days will continue as she intends to transfer to Wheaton College in Illinois and become a member of the Thunder headed by coach Brittany Smith. Wheaton has five departing seniors on their current roster which could open up some playing time possibility for the hard-hitting Creel. Marcela Chinn did an admirable job at trying to fill the shoes of Presley at the defensive specialist position. Chinn will be attending the University of Oregon in Eugene next year. Emily Maden, Creel, Presley, Chinn and Class had stellar careers while at Ohlone over the past two seasons; they helped to lead last year’s squad to a playoff appearance. With just one game remaining on the schedule the Lady Renegades need to secure a victory to bolster their post-season resume in hopes of receiving a playoff berth this season. “Tough loss for the girls. I hope they can still get into the playoffs,” Warden said. West Valley College is the final opponent of the season for Ohlone which will have to travel to Saratoga to take on the Vikings on the hardwood. The first round of the Northern California playoffs are scheduled to begin on Nov. 26, which Ohlone still has an outside chance at making. It was a bittersweet ending to yet another solid year for coach Jeremy Penaflor and the Lady Renegades. Penaflor has ties to several club teams in the area and is an excellent recruiter. He will have to put those skills to use and gather some new weapons to reload for the 2014 volleyball season. Nunez, Kajioka, Shelby Bolduc, Kilistina Makasini and Abby Pimentel are all expected to return next season for Ohlone providing a sold core group of returning veteran players. HUNG NGUYEN / MONITOR Coach Jeremy Penaflor motivates his team during a timeout at Epler Gymnasium on Nov. 18. 8 SPORTS MONITOR NOVEMBER 21, 2013 MEN’S BASKETBALL Renegades fly high in tourney Got Me Feeling Some Type of Way with LOUIS LAVENTURE Time for a change TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR Freshman Mike Bethea drops a Feather River defender during a slam-dunk attempt in a 102-59 victory on Nov. 8 in Fremont. Ohlone hoops team takes fifth place in Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament LOUIS LAVENTURE Editor-in-chief The 10th annual Jonathan Wallace Memorial Tournament wrapped up Saturday at the Ohlone College Fremont campus. The championship game pitted Delta College against the Cabrillo College Seahawks. The Mustangs were able to hold off Cabrillo and capture the title by a final score of 69-65. “Great job guys, great job,” Delta College coach Rich Ressa said to his team following the victory. “Real team win.” Ohlone experienced the frenetic pace of the Mustangs in the opening game of the tournament, which was also the first home game of the year for the Renegades. After finding themselves down big early, Ohlone was able to slow Delta some and make it a game before the Mustangs and found themselves down by just three points with 7.7 seconds remaining. The Renegades were not able to complete the comeback and after a made foul shot Delta put the game away for TAM DUONG JR. / MONITOR Renegade Isaiah Omamogho good. Things got much betpulled away for a 68-64 ter for Ohlone victory. Ohlone overcame the next day a huge 15-point deficit when they took on Feather River College and dominated the entire contest, winning by a final of 102-59. Johan Stenberg scored a team-high 17 points in the victory for Ohlone. Almir Hadzisehovic, Guru Sanghera, Javi De La Blanca, Marcelus Clay and Ryo Tawatari all scored doubledigit points in the triumph. Ohlone was able easily to defeat Shasta College 89-43 on Nov. 9 to take home fifth place in the tournament. The Renegades are scheduled to play their next game against West Valley College at the Epler Gymnasium on the Fremont campus at 5 p.m. Nov. 30. Since its inception one of the most respected organizations in professional sports has been getting away with blatant racism. The Washington Redskins of the National Football League have recently come under fire for their primative moniker “Redskin” which refers to a human being of Native American descent. How this has gone unnoticed for all of these years is appalling to me and it is about time that groups are putting pressure on owner Daniel Snyder to change the team’s name. This hit close to home for me since Ohlone is tied to the Native American culture even in our nickname, the Renegades, which refers to a Native American warrior or fighter. With political correctness at an all-time high it is really baffling to me how this has existed for so long without resistance. The Washington Post recently decided not to use the nickname anymore and strictly refer to the team as Washington. I really applaud the stand taken by the publication and wonder if there would be a bigger outcry if it were another race that was being used. The Wa s h i n g t o n Brownskins with a Latino or Hispanic mascot? The Washington Blackskins utilizing an AfricanAmerican man as the logo adorning their helmets? Or what about the Washington Yellowskins with an Asian man as its shining glory? If this same name were applied to any other race the way it is applied to Native Americans there would be a huge backlash. It is hard for me to fathom that it has taken this long for somebody to stand up and say that this is wrong and it needs to be changed. In an era when your culture defines who you are it is not OK to demean an entire race in the name of a sporting event.