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DRIVING TO THE HOOP Thoughts on Thanksgiving The men's and women's basketball teams kick-off their seasons. Flipside: An outsider looks at this quintessential American holiday and offers some insight. TURN TO FORUM, PAGE 15 TURN TO SPORTS, PAGE 13 VISIT US ONLINE: WWW.MDC.EDU/THEREPORTER Be Thankful. There are Plenty Of Reasons. PHOTO BY GREGORY CASTILLO / THE REPORTER The Miami Book Fair International enters its 27th year offering book lovers a variety of literary tastes. This year's book fair runs from Nov. 14 through Nov. 21. TURN TO A&E SPECIAL REPORT, PAGE 8,9 Champions: The Lady Sharks volleyball team capture the state championship and will move on to national tournament. C H I N A The Other Side: Chinese exchange students experience South Florida culture while attending MDC. TURN TO SPORTS, PAGE 11 NORTH CAMPUS STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION North Campus SGA Officers Step Down North Campus SGA Vice President Angela Macias and North Campus SGA Secretary Alejandro Seros haved stepped down from their posts. By Monique O. Madan Two North Campus Student Government Association officers have stepped down. According to SGA President Hafeeza Rahman, Angela Macias sent an e-mail on Oct. 11 stating that she would not be continuing as vice president. She requested a leave of absence due to family issues. “I had to drop all my classes because of problems I am having,” Macias said. “I am now working for a private company.” Macias and SGA officers and The Reporter is the free biweekly student newspaper at Miami Dade College. All content is produced by MDC students. The Reporter is a public forum for expression. TURN TO NEWS, PAGE 7 Got News? TURN TO NEWS, PAGE 7 MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS Mannequins Simulate Real-Life Situations For Medical Students advisers declined to specify what the issues were. Meanwhile, Macias said she hopes to enroll at Miami Dade College in the spring semester and return to SGA, however, Rahman has appointed Executive Director Giselle Heraux as vice president. The announcement was made via e-mail on Oct. 13, Rahman said. “I work very closely with the school senators and will continue to make this [institution] the best that it can be,” Heraux said. According to the North Campus SGA constitution, the executive director assumes the duties and powers of vice president in his/her absence, resignation or removal from office. The executive director seat will remain vacant. TURN TO SGA, PAGE 5 Sculpture Park: New sculptures added to the Miami International Sculpture Park. New high-tech simulation dummies at Medical Center Campus offer a myriad of training scenarios. By Monica Suarez AKEEM BRUNSON / THE REPORTER Medical Drama: Greg Pittman and Jason Inoa use their stethoscopes to examine a human patient simulator during a training exercise. Let us know at: (305) 237-1253 BRIEFING NEWS A&E 2-3 5,7 8-9 SPORTS FORUM CHRIS has died more than 50 times in the past five years. On occasions, he has high blood pressure, and has even been in a coma; CHRIS is not your average Joe, in fact, he’s not even human. He’s one of eight human patient simulators used by students at Miami Dade College’s Medical Center Campus. Approximately two months ago, the college purchased three new models—Harvey, iStan and a second CHRIS. TURN TO MANNEQUIN, PAGE 5 11,13 14-15 PLEASE RECYCLE

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