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usic and spoken word are powerful. They can hit hard, or pull on the strings of many people’s hearts. Student government and Tri-C board members joined forces to figure out how to use this art form as an incentive, and raise the retention rate at Tri-C. Tykeisha Tucker, a student senator-at-large, said: “We plan to go to a majority of colleges and high schools all through out the state of Ohio, to encourage our generation to want more out of life and make a better tomorrow.” The goal is to keep students

motivated, not only here at Tri-C, but at all schools across the nation. “If our generation were given the torch right now we would fail,” Tucker said. “That is why we put this event together so our generation would be ready and prepared to carry the torch when it is passed down.” The student government believes that students helping students is the best way to help people return to school and stick to learning their lessons. Students can relate more to music and take advice better from their peers.


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“To educate motivate and inspire is our goal,” said Alex Shorter, president of student government. As students, we all face struggles at some point in our learning experiences. This is why student government is reaching out. Shorter has put together the team that can make » Continued on Page 2

An Editorial by Sanyika Patterson • Metro Editor-In-Chief You would be hard pressed to find anyone who is happy with Ohio Governor John Kasich’s government. As he tightens Ohio’s belt and communities feel the pinch, there are groans all over the Greater Cleveland area. Andrew Bajda, a business professor at Cuyahoga Community College, said of Kasich’s plans for Ohio: “From what we have seen and heard so far, he is clearly thinking like a business person.”

Kasich is trying to save money at the expense of workers.

Carol Stennis Administrative Coordinator Carol was one of several Tri-C employees who took a vow of silence earlier this month. Instead of talking, they used a device that turns typed words into text to communicate with others. The volunteers learned what it is like not to be able to speak. More than two million people in the U.S. live without a voice.

» Learn more Tuesday, April 26, in the Metro Campus Theater at the Sponsored Silence Community Event. The free event will feature speakers and a panel discussion. For more information, call 216-987-4772.

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Although dollars are important, Bajda said, you also need things that will allow our state to be not only prosperous from a business perspective, but to have a quality of life that people enjoy. “I like that he has brought the » Continued on Page 2

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film The Avengers here,” Bajda said. “By providing a tax break, he lured them from Michigan to Ohio. In the short term Ohio looses some tax revenue, but this will provide thousands of short-term jobs.” Kasich’s limited state budget and the fact that he rejected federal funds for infrastructure seem to have led to his declining approval rating, which was recorded at 30 percent in March. “He is approaching his

position much like a business and a business has to be focused on profit and loss,” Bajda said. “You focus on doing those things that make a profit and things that do not make a profit those are areas where you are not putting your focus.” Transportation is such an important infrastructure, especially with the rising cost of gasoline, so Kasich turning down the high-speed rail system that Ohio was approved for raised some eyebrows, Bajda

said. “His argument was, were not going to make any money off of it,” Bajda added. According to an executive summary from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, the following grants could potentially be impacted: emergency preparedness, federal AIDS prevention, immunization action plan, sexuallytransmitted disease control, and substance abuse treatment. Services in every department

will also be affected, including services like dead animal pickup, street sweeping, and snow removal. EMS, police and fire will also face steep cuts and face greater burdens. Bajda said about collective bargaining that “Kasich is trying to save money at the expense of workers.” According to Jackson’s executive summary: “The proposed budget will cripple the local government’s ability

to respond to the needs of its citizens. It usurps tax revenue originating from the local government for the subsidy of state operations far from those citizens and communities that bore the burdens of taxation. By these actions, the governor’s proposed budget has violated the promise every citizen expects from his or her government.” You can view the entire list of services at our website voiceccc. com.

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How to get cheap books for college



I have a question: Why can’t the text books we use be locked in for two years when the new editions do not offer any significant updated information? Plath and Frost aren’t coming out with new poems, and Shakespeare won’t write a new play in my lifetime. Sentences still have subjects and verbs, and two plus two has been four since language began. So why change books every semester or according to a particular professor? Can’t department heads agree on the books to be used for their entire department? Can those books then be locked in for at least eight consecutive semesters? Well, until that time comes, we have some practical tips about how to save money on books!


to our new leaders in metro student government! President: Micoacan Vargas Vice President: Marlie Hooper & Our Senators: Untaya T. Miller Tykeisha Tucker Phillip Perry Antwain Thomas Patrick Hill A

BORROW BOOKS FROM THE LIBRARY You can borrow your textbooks from the library using the Ohiolink service which you can access from you’re my tri-c space account. Click on the library tab. It is the very last tab. Then on the library page, under library services (in the second box at the top of the page), you will click on the “Find books and more” link. From here, you will click on Tri-C‘s library catalog and follow the prompts, or you can click on the Ohiolink online catalog and search every college library in Ohio for your book.


According to Instructional Assistant Gerry Nemeth: “When the next edition hits the shelves, they will drop the price of the older edition significantly. You can save 70 to 90 percent. The information is typically the same although many times the page numbers aren’t.”

BUY FROM HALF PRICE BOOKS INSTEAD OF THE BOOKSTORE. For more information, go to "http://" http://www.hpb. com/.

BUY E-BOOKS that can be up to 60 percent less then that book you have to lug around campus. http://www. built-in-apps/ ibooks.html












There are many online and other businesses that offer this service. The campus bookstores are even promising to provide services like renting books or buying electronic books in the fall, according to Tri-c’s website.

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this concert jump off with out a hitch. There are about 18 artists and speakers coming to spread the word on how important education can be for one’s future. “This event focuses on youth of all different ethnic

backgrounds who have a hard time finishing college,” Shorter said. The show will be April 30th in the Metro Arts Auditorium. It starts at 5p.m. and will be free of charge with your college I.D.

The Metro campus Phi Theta Kappa National Honors Society, local businesses, Radio One, and many more support this event. Remember, it is never too late to make a change in your community.


Editor-in-Chief: Sanyika Patterson Associate Editor: Portia Booker & Octavia Lee Office Assistant: Cassandra Mosley Design Editor: Steve Thomas Photographer: Felicia Jackson Staff Writers: Samantha Hawkins, Antwain A. Thomas & Dominique Perry Adviser: Lila Mills

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Chris Moir, executive director of Campus Services and Retail Operations is quoted as saying, “We have seriously listened to our students about textbook affordability and this text book rental option is a direct result of those conversations.”

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Editor-in-Chief: Jason Brill Layout Editor: Melissa Jenkins Office Manager: Shanisha Collins Staff Reporter: Jessica Noeth Staff Writer: Bradley Ross Photographer: Stephen Walters Contributing Columnist: Susan Brill Adviser: Sarah Szweda



Editor-in-Chief: Brittany Church Associate Editor: Natalia Radic Staff Reporters: Sean Brown, Martha G. Ratkowski, Shelbie Thomas, Christopher Presley Staff Photographers: Martha G. Ratkowski and Christopher Presley Adviser: Ginny Krouse

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