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October 7, 2009 Volume 33 Issue 1 Hillsborough Community College

Fashion Do’s & Dont’s by your HCC students HCC is a commuter school, and people from all walks of life are bound to attend. As a result we are exposed to fashion on many different levels from the hippest, and chic, to the most daring, wild and crazy. From the latest fashion trends like skinny jeans, fitted t-shirts and gladiator sandals, to questionable fashion decisions like “hoochiemama” shorts, wearing pajamas to class, and (gasp) high heels on campus. You name it and an HCC student has seen or worn it. We interviewed students at the Ybor campus to create a guide of college fashion, and to gain a perspective on Fashion DO’S and Fashion DONT’S. Many students agree that the biggest fashion DON’T was showing underwear, male or female. From bra straps to underwear peeking through saggy jeans, if you’re in violation of this fashion DON’T, get the right bra and pull up those pants. Mikala Worten, 20, has the following advice for fellow students, “know that the way you dress shows the way you think,” she said. Other students believe comfort is their number one thought when getting dressed for class. “Wear what makes you feel good,” said Cindy Bellows, 23, a Radio and T.V. major. Nicole Reed, 28, a nursing major, got our attention with a hot pink mini skirt and high heels. “I hate wearing flip flops,” said Reed, when asked her about her fashion decision. We received much advice from a variety of students.



Officials prepare for possible outbreak NELDA KAMPFF OPINION EDITOR

It’s no big secret that the flu spreads throughout America each year between the months of October and May. However, this season is expected to be much worse. There’s a new flu and its prime target is expected to be college students. The H1N1 virus is here and students need to be well informed. Information, preparation and isolation are necessary tools to protect the health and safety of our community.

See H1N1 pg. 5

See HCC Fashion pg. 8 photo illustration by: William Trentman & Monique Turley

Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop pg. 7

Read between the lines: Officials explain buy back process pg. 3

Security responds in aftermath of assault pg. 2

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Shakema Deloach approaches her car in the student lot located across from the Ybor building.


Photo by: Will Trentman

Security responds in aftermath of assault WILL TRENTMAN EDITOR



Two sexual assaults were committed just feet away from the typical paths of students only a week before classes started. Today, HCC has increased security around all campuses in response to the heinous crimes committed. According to police reports, on Monday, Aug. 17, a student at Hawks Landing was held against her will and robbed at knife point. The event escalated as the suspect Alexander Blayre Wingo, 17, returned with a stolen debit card from the student and demanded more money. Unable to supply Wingo with additional funds, the student was sexually assaulted and left tied up, until she was able to free herself. Around 6:25 p.m., the victim was able to contact police. Two days later a similar chill was felt down the spines of Ybor commuters. Around 3 p.m. on Aug. 19, a woman walking to her vehicle was approached by a suspect in the Palm Parking Garage, who punched the victim several times and attempted to commit a sexual battery, according to the Tampa Police Department. Unsuccessful, the suspect fled the crime scene and was later located at Nebraska

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Avenue and Estelle Street by TPD while attempting to board a Hartline bus. The aftermath of these terrible events has caused HCC security to reform and expand their tactics not only to ensure safety, but also to set an ease of mind as well. Debra Magwood, Public Safety Lead Officer of Ybor, is a part of the school’s security team that patrols the campus to help prevent unfortunate incidents. “We have added on extra security, with more patrol routes, with a patrol cart that patrols the campus, as well as the garage,” said Magwood. “At night, we also have added another security guard to patrol the campus, as well as the walk way.” The security patrol routes also include keeping a watch on the faculty and student lots in front of the Ybor building. Security has also beefed up at Dale Mabry and Hawks Landing. The incident has caused HCC to increase their efforts with TPD assistance according to Ashley Carl, Director of Public Relations for HCC. “HCC has a pro-active cooperation with the TPD,” said Carl. “The increased security will not only cover patrollers in Hawks Landing, but will increase the building security as well.” The building will see modifications to its gate, as

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well as its surrounding office areas. The entrance gate arm will be replaced by a sliding gate to prevent breach access. A fence will also be reinforcing the office areas. A new concept in progress is a required I.D. scan to record whoever enters Hawk’s Landing, according to Carl. “The I.D. scan will be a great deterrent to trespassers and potential crime,” said Carl. Some students have been shaken from events HCC has faced, while others such as Eric Rodriquez, 20, Dale Mabry, have been left undisturbed. “The incident at Hawk’s Landing was tragic,” said Rodriguez. “Don’t get me wrong, but I don’t live there so it’s not a huge impact, it’s just tragic.” Moving forward into the future, security will continue to patrol, and protect the students throughout the year, keeping up with their increased patrol. “Students can feel safe knowing they are protected by our security, and if they feel threatened they should call us on the extension if they are in the building, or the security cell phone while about campus,” said Magwood. The security cell phone number is 813-785-5029, for students wishing to program it into their cell phones. If calling from an in-house phone, the emergency extension is 7911.



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Affordable OfďŹ cals explain buyback process fruniture on a budget CARRIE HOEH STAFF WRITTER

Faith Lane is frustrated with the campus bookstores buyback polices. “You never get half back, that’s not true at all,â€? said Faith Lane, 19, an education major. Lane is describing her experiences with the bookstore. “Last semester, I bought three new books for $300 and only got $110 back.â€? Lane is not alone; many other students are often left wondering why they did not get a full refund. According to Bill Wimberly, bookstore manager for all ďŹ ve campuses, the refund percentage a student receives depends on whether their book is bought back at wholesale or retail value. If a student’s book is bought at retail value, it means HCC is buying the textbook because it will be used again by faculty the following semester These students will receive a 50 percent refund of the textbook’s original price, said Wimberly.

If a student’s book is bought at wholesale, it means that an outside book company is going to purchase the book from the student and then sell it to another college in the country. This happens because the bookstore is either overstocked on a particular title or because faculty are no longer using the book, said Wimberly. “If a wholesale book company buys a book from an HCC student they will get between a ďŹ ve to 25 percent proďŹ t of the original purchase,â€? said Ashley Carl, Director of HCC Marketing and Public Relations. Missouri Book Services is the wholesale company currently being used by the college this year. When contacting Missouri Book Services to determine what factors are used when deciding a student’s refund, a representative could not be reached. In case you’re wondering, a book is eligible for the buy back process based on three criteria. “The textbook must be

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in reusable condition. The faculty must have ďŹ lled out a textbook adoption policy stating they agree to use the book for another two years. Finally, the book can’t be packaged with a consumable product like a lab manual or access code,â€? said Wimberly. Janay Martin, 19, an education major just wishes the bookstore would become more aware of books that are too damaged to be resold before putting them out on the shelf. “Last semester, I bought an Algebra book that was already coming apart when I ďŹ rst got it,â€? said Martin. “They should’ve been able to buy it back from me, but they told me I couldn’t get any money because of the book’s binding.â€?

“We’re not going to have an answer to every scenario, but if a student purchases a book that is damaged, bring it back, and we’ll give them another used book or refund their money,â€? said Wimberley. Consistent with the retail buyback policy, a student who spends $100.00 on a textbook will receive a $50.00 refund and then the bookstore will turn around and sell the book used for $ 75. This often leaves people wondering where that other $25 is going. According to Carl, the bookstore is part of the college’s auxiliary service division. “The bookstore makes a ďŹ ve percent proďŹ t which is returned to the college for use in supporting academic and administrative aairs ,â€? said Carl.




However, there seems to be a separation, as Wimberley claims that ďŹ ve percent proďŹ t goes to run the bookstore. “The bookstore is self supporting. We get no dollars from the college,â€? said Wimberly. “The only dollars that go to run the store, is what proďŹ t we have made o the books.â€?

MARYANNE COSTA CONTRIBUTING WRITER Furnishing an apartment or dorm room is a way for college students to express their unique personalities. However, shopping for furniture on a budget is not always an easy task. IKEA, a new furniture store less than a mile from Ybor Campus, makes shopping on a limited income easier by providing shoppers with aordable furniture choices. Mandy Koratsky, 20, an IKEA customer, received her associates degree in literature last spring from the Dale Mabry campus. Koratsky’s favorite thing about IKEA is their unique and eďŹƒcient products. The fact that the products save space is another reason why she enjoys them. Koratsky owns six IKEA dining room chairs, which she bought for $129. “The furniture is really nice and sturdy once it is assembled,â€? said Koratsky. “Everything at IKEA comes from international manufacturers,â€? said Kelly Dias, 32, receptionist for the Tampa showroom. “I learned from my hire video that you can buy a bowl made in Africa from IKEA,â€? said Dias. Dias, a business administration major at the Brandon campus understands the pressures of working full-time while attending school fortunately IKEA works with her schedule.

An IKEA receptionist since April 2009, Dias, is in charge of watching the store’s monitors, answering phone calls, greeting customers and dispatching. Customers who shop IKEA will ďŹ nd plenty of eager employees ready to assist them with their needs IKEA oers its employees tuition reimbursement and full beneďŹ ts at 20 hours per week. As strong believers in social responsibility, IKEA uses recycled materials for their products. A tea light holder featured in the store was made from an electrical fuse that was recycled, according to Deborah Faulk, public relations specialist for IKEA Tampa. “IKEA is small space, small cost, and low pressure,â€? said Faulk. The employees at IKEA focus on helping the customers and giving cost friendly advice. In addition, the employees do not get paid commission which makes the store environment low pressure, said Faulk. After shopping, customers can visit IKEA’s restaurant and marketplace, and get a bite to eat. One particular specality is a plate of 15 Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes for $5. IKEA Tampa is located at 1103 N. 22nd St. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday noon- to 6 p.m.

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Student Life>>

Enrollment rises as employment continues to fall Karen Villota-Lozano Contributing

Students gather to remember those lost over eight years later.

photo by: Noele Chew

Remembering 9/11 Noele Chew

Contributing Writer

Brilliant lightning lit the sky and rain surged down in cascades, mercilessly drenching the entire Brandon campus. However, the torrential downpour could not drown the spirits of the people gathered there to celebrate the spirit of patriotism. Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 was the eighth anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center by Al-Qaeda terrorists. In a heart-warming display of camaraderie and patriotism, more than 50 people gave up their Friday night to gather in remembrance of those lost in the attacks.

By far one of the most touching moments was the testimonies of Larry DeJoseph and Anthony Corio, former New York Police Department officers with 20 years of service under their belts. DeJoseph was an actual witness to the second plane being flown into the second tower of the World Trade Center. “At first I thought it was an accident…New York City is a no-fly zone,” he said, shaking his head soberly as memories flooded back. His eyes flickered to his colleague as though to confirm, “It was just devastating…something from a movie. I thought to myself, “this shouldn’t be happening,”

but it did.” A smoking pile of timber and twisted metal was all that was left to remind America of the two proud towers which had once stood tall. Memorials, such as the one held in Brandon, are a part of keeping the memory of those deceased ever present. Sobering methods of memorializing the tragic event included a candlelight vigil, testimonies from former NYPD officers, and a speech from the president of the Brandon campus. The event also included refreshments for attendees, raffles, and live music.

See 9/11 on page 12

Semester begins with fresh ingredients thanks to Sodexo Ali Klos

Staff Writer

If you’ve taken a look around campus recently, you have probably noticed all the new food options that are served in each cafeteria. The company responsible for these changes is Sodexo. The school had their plate and stomach full this past July when Sodexo outbid Lackmann, the former food service company, and became part of the HCC family for the next seven years. “Ninty-nine percent of the Lackmann employees were retained by Sodexo,” said Maureen Wheeldon, Director of Operations for Sodexo. Student Government members, athletes, students and faculty have all been affected by this new food change. Student Government has experienced the most affect this year with

Sodexo, because of terms under the new contract. “When SGA needs a vendor to cater an event on campus the contract states that they have to go through Sodexo first, to see if they can provide an efficient source,” said Joni Forsell, SGA member.“I think it is a good business move for everyone, it makes it easier for us as student government,” said Forsell. Another group of students who has been affected by the food changes are the athletes on scholarship. Lindsay Rees, 19, is on a volleyball scholarship at HCC. “We get $56 for two weeks on a meal card; it comes out to being seven dollars a day,” said Rees. The number three player chooses Pizza Hut as her preferred choice. Elizabeth Johnson has been

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the Dean of Associate Science Degrees, at the Dale Mabry campus, for the past thirty years. She has seen vendors come and go quite frequently at HCC; her preference for the new food choices? “I like the special “Simply To Go” products that they’ve introduced,” said Johnson. “I don’t believe Lackmann had those products, and they are a nice addition,” she said. According to Johnson, the faculty of HCC does not recive any discounts on food, like athletes do. Matthew Burda, 25, Ybor, has enjoyed eating at Sandella’s since their opening this fall.

See Food on page 12


Student enrollment has increased as the job market has fallen. High school graduates and students returning after a lapse in enrollment account for the majority of the school’s population. Adults who never gave higher education a shot are now reconsidering their options because of the dismal job market. Whatever the reason is that they are going to college, one of them is due to being laid off and becoming one more American on the unemployment list In August, Margarita Izquierdo, human services and counseling major at the Dale Mabry campus was let go from her job at a call center because the job was taken overseas.“I didn’t think this could happen to me,” said Izquierdo. “There’s a lot of competition out there.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the unemployment rate in the Tampa Bay area is 11.3 percent.In an effort to lower the unemployment rate, The State of Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation, provides programs that assist people with training, one such program is the Workforce Investment Act. The WIA provides the unemployed with the funds needed to get an associate of

science degree and training, so they can return to the job market. The goals of the WIA are to improve the nation’s productivity and competiveness, reduce welfare dependency and improve the workforce quality. HCC has many specialized programs to help students prepare for a career in the business market or trade industry. During the 2008 and 2009 school years, enrollment in technical programs was 9,718, a 16.2 percent increase from the previous year. According to information provided by Ashley Carl, Excusive Director of Marketing and Public Relations the top associate in science degree programs for fall 2009 are criminal justice, technology, nursing and business administration. Last year, criminal justice and business administration saw enrollment rise by more than 30 percent. “Most jobs created over the next 10 years will require more than a high school diploma, but less than a bachelors degree, the type of jobs community colleges are designed to deliver, “said Carl. In addition to technical programs, career centers can also assist students who are trying to obtain new jobs. Career centers offer students and the general public help.

>> Student Life Student Services building; a work still in progress Kyle Thivierge

Contributing Writer

The Ybor City Campus is receiving structural additions in the form of a new student services building. It will be the eighth building on the campus and the first that is eco-friendly. Positioned on the corner of Palm Ave. and 14th St. across from the Cuban Club in Ybor City, this building will act in the same manner as the current student services building but much larger. This size increase should better facilitate the same services that are currently cramped under stairwells and cluttered with uncomfortable chairs. Among those services are admissions, registration, financial aid, the library and, advising and counseling. According to Superintendent Randy Moore of Cutler Associates Inc., the company responsible for construction of the building, the 45,000 square foot tower would climb three stories and stretch to 45 feet. The building was originally intended to reach 60 feet into Tampa’s skyline. At that elevation, however, the building would violate height restrictions as defined in Tampa’s zoning codes and would impede upon the aesthetics of the pre-existing architecture of Ybor City. Because of this, HCC was obligated to reduce the height to 45 feet. Currently, the structure’s

H1N1 continued from page 1 “Swine flu is a misnomer; it was called swine flu early on because in laboratory testing some of the genes were similar to the influenza virus that normally spread in pigs in North America, but further studies have shown it to be different than the pig virus,” said Dr. Khwaja Atiq Rahman, president and medical director of Express Care of Tampa Bay. “The H1N1 virus was first discovered in April of 2009. On June 11, the World Health Organization indicated that a pandemic was underway,” said Rahman. Dr. Rahman dispelled the rumors regarding swine flu and its association with food.

skeleton is receiving cement walls, while pale yellow brick is beginning to climb upward in slated columns like tall window frames, yet curiosity still rages among the student body. HCC student Heather Robinson was a little confused when she first saw the structure. “I thought it looked like a parking garage,” said Robinson. who later reasoned that it was too tall and narrow to be a parking garage. Another student speculated that the Performing Arts Building was expanding. Some students didn’t know the building was a new edition to campus, thinking it was a privately owned business or organization, and other students had no clue what the building could be or hadn’t even thought about it. When informed of the structure’s purpose, most students seemed thrilled and excited, welcoming the idea of the new building. “I think it’s nice that we’re going to have a new facility,” said Robinson. “It’s going to do good things for this campus,” she said. “I think it’ll make the students of this campus really happy to go here; to feel privileged to go here.” The project was designed by HuntonBrady Architects and is currently under construction by Cutler Associates with an expected completion date of April 2010.

“No, this virus does not spread from food, eating pork is safe,” said Rahman. Like other flu viruses, H1N1 spreads in two ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, respiratory droplets are sprayed into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets land on an unsuspecting person causing them to become infected. Another way to spread influenza is an infected person touching his eyes, nose, or mouth and then touching another person or a door knob. The CDC is working very closely with the nation’s health departments and institutes of higher education to spread awareness. HCC has been instigating changes in absentee policy, instituting plans and policies concerning possible mandatory school closures, educating faculty and staff through intense training,

Although students wished they had a new parking garage, a new photo by: Will Trentman students service bulding is what they shall expect this upcoming April.

and installing hand sanitizer dispensers near all elevators and around each campus. The CDC reports that symptoms of the H1N1 virus are similar to those of other influenzas. Its victims can expect to experience runny nose, cough, fever, headache, body aches, chills and fatigue. Some cases may experience diarrhea and vomiting. If you or your loved ones get the flu, and the symptoms seem more severe than any flu you have ever had in the past, you should seek medical attention right away. You could have H1N1. “Your doctor’s office will do a nasal swab and test it for the virus; there are some rapid screening tests available at doctor’s offices which can diagnose it quickly,” said Rahman. According to the CDC, the H1N1 virus is expected to spread quickly among students age 15 to 25, mainly because of the

close quarters and social habits attributed to that age group, according to the CDC. In- house students, like those in HCC’s Hawks Landing are urged to frequently clean their apartments. Students should wipe down appliances, thermostats, handles, and knobs with disposable antibacterial wipes. The CDC further suggests that students sharing apartments buddy up with another housemate. That buddy would bring food, class assignments and supplies to the sick student. Another suggestion is that students create an emergency flu kit with supplies associated with fighting the flu. For a list of items visit http// plan/individual/checklist.html Such suggestions are aimed at isolating ill persons, thus slowing down the spread of the flu. If an ill student must leave home, they are urged to wear masks and travel

alone. “Self-isolation is the key; it is the best way to contain this thing,” said Dr. Frank Babcock, dean of student services at the Dale Mabry campus. Other CDC-suggested ways for remaining healthy are: get a flu shot, wash your hands often, try not to touch your face, nose, or eyes, and limit crowded activities like concerts during flu season. A few common sense ideas are using shirt tails or sleeves to open doors; not sharing food and drinks; not lending or borrowing pens or phones; and always having your own pen to fill out forms. If you are already sick, stay home from school. Keep in contact with your professors through email, telephone, or text messages. The school will work with students who are absent due to flu. Let’s all help our community stay healthy.

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Entertainment >>

Columns & News

Pop culture meets sculpture

“Eventually You Will Say Something of Interest”


Photo Illustration: Jameshia Jefferson and Brianna Brokaw

“Swing Your Empire” is Roger Chamieh’s cutting edge art exhibition. He delivers a dynamic show with finesse, and challenges preconceived notions of fixed sculpture. His

uniquely provocative and strangely beautiful display stimulates viewers to think outside the box.

From physical education to English, Chamieh’s career interests were ambiguous until he took his first sculpture class. “That one sculpture class got me hooked,” said Chamieh. “I thought, ‘This is it, this is all I want.’ Then everything went from blurry to being focused.” Years later, Chamieh is still in love with his work which, over the years, has significantly transformed into a more sophisticated form. As an instructor of drawing and sculpture at HCC’s school of visual arts, he is happy to do work that benefits his art by constantly keeping him in that frame of mind. Using a variety of materials from latex to steel, Chamieh’s show is a combination of energy and form. His art is a progression of emotions and structure where one piece inspires the next. This progression is reflected in the way most of

his pieces project such as the daughter inspired, “Vector Z” and the encapsulating “Eventually You Will Say Something of Interest.” “Corazon” is a viewer favorite for its beautiful symmetry and perhaps for the metaphor it presents “Maybe it represents freedom, maybe it means that something has left or has gotten away and the door is open to let it back in,” said Chamieh. “But I’m not going to give you the answer.” Something the artist is adamant about is that art is a lot more interesting and powerful when the viewer makes his own meaning.

See. Do. Go Sights to See. Things to Do. Places to Go.

Ramon Barrios, Ybor, browses through T-shirt rack at Renown

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Until a piece is completed, Chamieh never knows exactly what he will end up with. His latest piece, “Swing Your Empire,” has yet to lose it’s novelty and is the artist’s favorite because he is still trying to understand it,” said Chamieh. “My work has changed continuously, but the interest towards precariousness and impermanence has interested me from the beginning. A lot of that work comes from that place where nothing stays the same,” he said. This spontaneity is what captivates the interest of both the artist and his viewers.

Hip-hop fashion has changed significantly during its history. Today it is a prominent part of popular fashion, for all ethnicities world wide. While Tampa is not exactly the mecca for fashion trends, if you like hip-hop fashion with a modern clean twist, then you will love Renown Goods. The Hawkeye staff recently caught up with Ralph Eugene, owner of Renown Goods. Renown sits comfortably across the street from the Ybor campus library. Here are a few of the questions we asked Eugene.

Photo by: Will Trentman

Q: What inspired you to open Renown? A: I was inspired by the lack of quality street wear and foot wear, in Tampa. I couldn’t find anything around, so I decided to find the fashion and open store. Q: When did you open the store? A: August 2008. Q: What can visitors expect when they walk through the doors of Renown? A: When you walk into Renown you are greeted with a bright colorful array of clothing. T-Shirts are on the right, accessories like sunglasses and watches are in the front of the store and shoes are on the left. We carry clothes and shoes for men and women of all sizes and genres. Q: What are some of the brands carried by Renown? A: Crooks & Castles, Playclothes, Mishka, and Triumvir are some of the main brands that we carry at Renown.” Continued on page 12

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Alum returns to Ybor City in one-man play Cory Barrows

Contributing Writer

The timing was ripe for Curtis Belz to bring the fascinating solo show “Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop” to Ybor in late September. In the wake of music icon Michael Jackson’s untimely death, the flurry of debate over President Obama’s proposed healthcare reform, and the ceaseless sting of the economic recession, the words of playwright Danny Hoch’s captivating show found a new voice in the intensely talented Belz. From Sept. 17-19, Belz delivered Hoch’s scathing critique of American society, hip-hop, legal and healthcare systems with energy and nerve, appearing quite at home in his former home--the Performing Arts Center of the Ybor City Campus. The HCC alum and Eckerd Theatre Company veteran expressed his excitement about premiering the acclaimed play at his alma mater. “It’s definitely a good feeling,” said Belz. “I took my first acting class here, so HCC is kind of a point of reference for me. It’s where it all began.” The newly revamped main stage

Curtis Belz performs Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop.

theater provided the ideal intimate setting not only for Belz’s audacious onslaught of characters, but also for the VYB Dance Company’s preceding demonstration of talent. With as much raw youthfulness and determination as Belz, the members of DeMario Henry’s troupe offered an appropriate preface for the play, despite some risky attempts at

interaction with a mostly reluctant audience. Dancing to songs by artists such as Kanye West and Busta Rhymes, the company managed to set an enjoyable and energetic mood for the show; an essential requirement for keeping up with quick tongued Belz. Following VYB’s performance, viewers reveled in Belz’s depiction of

a mosaic of unforgettable characters, including Flip, a 17-year-old white rapper from Montana; Andy, a prison inmate suffering from AIDS; and Blanca, a fast-talking, Hispanic woman. Plucking costume changes from a clothing line inches above his head, Belz morphs into each character between monologues. Indeed, his

Recipe for a Dutch Baby makes breakfast less lazy

Classical music breaking borders Ronenilton Santos

Photo by Will Trentman

Hamilton Tescarollo (left) and Carlos Audi (right) performing at Chamber Music Ybor.

Dutch Baby Ingredients: ¼ stick of butter 1 cup of flour (whole grain wheat flour is healthier) ¾ cup of milk (skim, 1%, 2%, or whole) 1 egg Pie pan (glass is preferred)

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Contributing Writer

Daniel Carranza

Contributing Writer

Carlos Audi (violoncello) and Hamilton Tescarollo (piano) performed a recital on Sept. 13, at the Chamber Music Ybor show. The musical program consisted with three musical movements. The first from Cesar Franck, the second from Samuel Barber, and the final from Astor Piazzolla. People in Brazil have seen a rebirth of classic music from that country, mainly the larger Brazilian cities like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, according to Audi. “We think that the classical music scene is becoming more consistent with the later years, in part because the government has begun to support orchestras in many large cities, and in some smaller towns around the country,” said Audi. For Audi, the recent global economic crisis has deeply affected how America is dealing with classical music. The Brazilian violoncellist pointed out that, differently from Brazil; the American orchestras are supported by enterprises that’s what

ability to completely dismantle from one character and transform into the next is utterly remarkable and a joy to observe. Belz enthusiastically inhabits the dimensions of each character, from language to facial expressions, whether it’s a prison guard or a young man suffering from physical impairments. Belz is, however, quite a young actor and his inexperience with the difficult one-person show is apparent, yet what he lacks in expertise he makes up for in sheer fortitude and raw talent. He is most effective in the subtler roles, such as organic eater and heroin abuser Andy and Sam, and the corrections officer with anger management problems. With direction by Christopher Rutherford and music by Matt Wetherington, this production of “Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop” provided an interesting take on Hoch’s lauded play. Theater patrons were mostly impressed, talking excitedly about the show afterward, even if they did not catch every line of it. “I’ve seen the production twice now,” said Desiree Fantal. “Belz’s acting is amazing, he’s a chameleon.”

makes it difficult to keep them working during long periods of crises. That could be a reason for the recent challenges that classical music is having in the U.S., according to Audi. Different realities result in different lives. Through the years, Brazilian musicians have experienced a whole new change in the musical scene. This has allowed more musicians to work as musicians, resulting in the change of the lifestyle. However, the cultural structure of Brazil still has space to get better. “Here in the U.S. there are a lot of opportunities available and there are a lot of musicians to fulfill these spaces,” said Tescarollo. “We have a lot of universities offering majors in music here, while in Brazil only a few universities do so,” he said. “As a music professor I have an established position, so I don`t feel the difficulties about being a musician here in the United States.” It’s already common knowledge, that music can make us experience different feelings, from

happiness to sadness. Listeners are able to sense these feelings in the music, so what are the musicians able to feel? Being so far away from their home country, Tescarollo and Audi, feel that when music is played by them, it has the power to make them feel something singular; a different kind of emotion. “It’s exciting that, the more time you are away from your country, the more you miss it,” said Audi. Although the musicians, that have been playing for more than 20 years each, are excited and full of concentration; they still get nervous. “We do feel nervous, but that is good,” said Tescarollo. “I always say to my students that being nervous matches with the desire to always do a better job.” “And it helps us to concentrate better,” said Audi. “We were trying to do our best in the recital and we were very concentrated over there on the stage.”

Ali Klos

Staff Writer

Waking up at 6:30 a.m. and driving 40 minutes to campus can be tiring. In order to give myself that extra boost, I start my day with a meal that most students leave out, breakfast. Studies show that eating breakfast each morning can give you higher grades and put you in a better mood. Eating breakfast doesn’t only save your stomach, but your wallet as well. For $7, the price for meal of breakfast at school, you can buy a box of cereal, a quart of milk and eat breakfast every morning for a week. That’s $1 a day. If you can’t live without your morning cup of coffee, two pounds of Folgers and a coffee maker will most likely last you the rest of the semester for the same price of two weeks of buying out. If you like to begin your day cooking, 20 minutes and $3 is all it takes to make a delicious Dutch baby, which is similar to a German pancake.

An empty icing container with a lid, or a mixing bowl and mixing spoon First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in the pie pan until melted. It’s a good idea when you start preheating the oven, to place the pan with the butter already in it, by the time your batter is ready your butter should be melted. Next, mix flour, milk, and egg in container. Put the lid on tight, and shake, shake, shake it; do this until all the lumps are gone, dancing or singing helps the time go faster. Once the batter is ready, remove the pan from the oven and pour it directly into the center. Let batter bake for 15 minutes while you take a quick shower or cram for an exam. When finished, the Dutch Baby should rise about 3 inches or more above the pans’ sides and be a crisp golden brown. Let the food cool for 2-5 minutes and remove from the pan, then sprinkle on some powdered sugar, syrup, or fresh fruit. You’re now ready to enjoy a fast, inexpensive and healthy breakfast!

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Opinion >>

Test Anxiety

could be better than penicillin. Could it be this easy? Picture this; it’s late morning, a time when most students are generally on their game. You’ve studied for days and know the material well. What’s more, you have gotten Editorial cartoon by: Margie Green a good night’s sleep and eaten Staff Editorial a substantial breakfast. All systems appear optimum for Stop the presses! Test anxiety the reasonable expectation sufferers may have a cure. of a decent grade. There you Some students get hit with the sit, waiting to kick butt, as the dreaded monster, test anxiety, professor reads the instructions no matter how well they aloud, it hits you. know the material. On test Your mild excitement turns day, especially finals, anxiety into nervousness as the “what attacks its victims like a virus. ifs” roll around in your mind, While some students skate by misfiring like marbles in a unharmed, others are hit with pinball game. What if I haven’t a myriad of symptoms. These studied enough? What if I could range from clammy focused on the wrong material? palms, cotton mouth, sweating What if I forget the order of bullets, a pounding heart, to the steps involved? By now the most dreaded -- blank out. your nerves are double-timing We have a simple solution that towards anxiousness.

By the time the test lands face down on your desk, you could be in a full blown anxiety attack. Your hands are clammy, your face is hot, you feel mildly nauseous, and you can hear your heart beat inside your head. You flip the test over to reveal what might as well be pages of hieroglyphics. It’s happening; your head fills with fog. Your memory appears to be wrapped up tightly in some sort of “test anxiety --magic shroud,” and nothing is going to escape that baby. You’re totally blank. What can you do but sign your name on the paper, turn it in, and flee from the room. It may help to analyze your situation, so we suggest peeling back the layers to decide what makes you afraid. Is it taking the test? Perhaps you fear what will be on the test. More than likely, you fear the prospect of failing. Whatever your reason, this reaction is unacceptable for students who intend to graduate. Allow us to present a simple solution, be good to yourself. The simple truth is that it doesn’t matter if you pass each test or not. What matters

is that you believe in yourself. After all, you are brave enough to attend college. It could very well be that all you need is a new perspective on how to view tests. Try this; from this day forward, begin to personally reward yourself in some small way after each test or exam, regardless of how well you feel you’ve done. It won’t take long before you begin associating test days with pleasurable rewards, instead of anxiety and the prospect of failure. There are some excellent books, courses, and seminars designed to help students alleviate the symptoms of test anxiety. In fact, test anxiety is one of the subjects covered during the very successful, “Student Success Seminars,” held at the Ybor campus. If you’ve not been able to fit any of these into your schedule, we recommend our crudely simple remedy. If it doesn’t work for your text anxiety, at the very least, you will have taken the time to reward yourself with one of life’s simple pleasures. What could be the harm in that?

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Curtis Roberts Sports Editor

Tasha Ellis Staff Writer

Ali Klos Staff Writer

HCC Fashion

Carrie Hoeh Staff Writer

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Alixandria Fiorino, 18, didn’t have many fashion DOs. However, she had a list of fashion DON’Ts including, not wearing high wasted jeans, not mixing animal prints, and don’t wear clothes that are too revealing. “I wear whatever I like, I’m very open and don’t pay attention to what other people wear,” said Jessica Carter,18, a student at Brandon campus. Carter’s fashion favorites are cool shoes with designs on them. “Be comfortable,” said Brittany Soots, 19. “I could never wear high heels because I could never walk in them,” she said. Her fashion pet peeve is bra straps showing. Porcia Williams, 19, dresses according to the weather. She was wearing a low cut, and

somewhat revealing, tank top during our interview and when asked about her low cut shirt, “It’s HOT,” said Williams. We spotted Jade Wright, 24, wearing 4 inch heels, and asked her about her fashion choice. “I was in ballet for six years and it is more comfortable for me to wear heels than to wear flats,” said Wright. Students don’t have to shop at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom’s or Lord & Taylor to be stylish here at school. Appropriate fashion on college campus’ is a pretty simple practice. Wear clothes that fit, buy the correct under garments, and match, these are the basic rules to fashion. It’s obvious, by your appearance, when you don’t care what others think.

Monique Turley Staff Writer

Jameshia Jefferson Staff Photographer

Fashion advice by students for students However, our ultimate goal here in college is to gain professional employment, right? There is no place like the present to gain a perspective on how future employers feel about fashion and productivity. According to a study performed by the Fortune Personnel Consultants (FPC) where 9,015 employees across all industries were interviewed, 64 percent agree

that casual dress such as flip flops, tight clothes and sweats, even on “casual Friday” may affect productivity and limit career advancement. So pull up those pants, put a belt in those loops, and cover your personal areas. Dress for the job you want and not the job you have. And remember you can still dress comfortable and have style.

Faculty Adviser Valerie Zell

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October 2009

>>Opinion DON’T BE A SCRUB: JOIN A SCHOOL CLUB Tashoya Ellis Staff


You are here at school in the spring of your life with many others like yourself. Everyone has overcome obstacles and achieved triumphs to get here. Now that you are here, you can breathe a little easier knowing another one of your goals is in the making. You’re well on your way to accomplish your dreams. On your pursuit to success, remember you can have fun in between classes, tests, and papers. There are many activities here at HCC for you to meet new people with similar interests. Some of the activities you can get involved in are the clubs offered on campus. You can access a list of these via internet by going to http://www.hccfl. edu/ssem/student-services/ student-activities.aspx. There you will find a list of the many clubs and organizations available to you. They range from Collegiate 100 Ybor campus, a group of students gathering for tutoring elementary students, to First Generation Collegians

(Brandon), a group aimed at supporting and educating first generation college students. The opportunities to get involved are literally endless. If you find you don’t like any of the clubs that are offered, then create your own. Christelle Mukengele, mass communications major, Ybor, is creating a business entrepreneurship club called

“Anime is a culture; you can meet new people, wear costumes, and have fun.” DECCA. “Members can gain a lot by joining DECCA,” said Mukengele. “Skills like middle management, building of strength, career goals, scholarships and grant opportunities,” she said. “The

sky is the limit.” According to Mukengele, DECCA members will also get a chance to volunteer time into the community and help someone else for a change. Esteban Diaz, an art major at Ybor, is starting an animation club, with the name yet to be announced. “I am starting the Animation club because there weren’t any clubs other than chess and dance I found interest in,” said Diaz. He continued, “Anime is a culture; you can meet new people, wear costumes, and have fun; it’s a way to relax.” Between getting the kids and yourself ready for school, finding time for breakfast, make-up, or even parking, the routine of a student can be hectic. Having a little fun while at school can help eliminate some of the stress of being a student. There are many different clubs available to join as you earn a degree. They make for fun of being involved in school. If you are interested in joining or starting a new club, contact Christina Hillard, Student Activities Advisor at 813-2537657.

Social networking here to stay Carrie Hoeh Staff


Each year Americans become increasingly more consumed with technology. From Blackberries to iPods, people feel the need to be connected around the clock. Social networking sites have only added to this infatuation, especially among college students. Facebook and Myspace, which began in the early 2000s, attract hundreds of new members daily. What’s in their content that makes users join in the first place? For many students, Facebook and Myspace serve as a popular new gadget that all the cool kids entertain. In addition, they provide easy access communication to long distant friends and family members. Once people create a networking page, it seems as though they become glued to it. Sure, some individuals may use social media sites for business and networking purposes, but more often than not, students are on the computer reading comments, uploading pictures, playing games and taking quizzes. It’s a great time waster. College students spend so much time playing Mafia Wars and taking quizzes to find what ice cream flavor best represents their personality; that they put off the important things, like studying for exams. “I don’t need another addiction, that’s why I’m not on Twitter,” said Brent Freeland, 27, business management major. A recent study conducted by Ohio State University found that Facebook users had lower GPAs compared to non-Facebook users. At the end of the semester, nonFacebook users ended up with GPAs of 3.5 and higher, while Facebook users scored half a point less.

The research also found that users averaged one to five hours a week studying, while nonusers studied 11 to 15 hours per week. Can students really blame themselves for studying less? Thanks to cell phones, no matter where people go, internet access is virtually everywhere. According to facebook. com, nearly 200 different cell phone companies in 60 countries provide the Facebook application on their phones. For some network users adding “friends” to their page is nothing more than a game to see who can rack up the most points. People will add everyone under the sun, just to watch their friends list increase. “I have about 300 friends on my page, but only talk with two of them on a regular basis,” said Brenshea Hubbard, 19, education major. “Adding random people lets them back door their way into your private life,” said Nick Grecko, 24, management major. These social networking sites give way to the exercising of our first amendment rights. However, individuals sometimes post comments and opinions without thinking about the language used and the size of their audience. So what entices people to express themselves? “People are bored and it’s a chance for the world to see what they’re doing,” said Estella Givens, 50, elementary education major. “I still express myself, but if I have a negative thought, I rephrase it in a positive manner or say how I will overcome it.” No matter where you fall in the social world of networking there is a place for you; a place for expression, creativity and fun.

“I don’t need another addiction, that’s why I’m not on Twitter.”

October 2009



Sports >>

If you didn’t know, we do have sports PATTI MCDONALD STAFF WRITER

From exams to term papers, attending college is often stressful. It’s important for students to take a break from their hard work and have some fun when the opportunity arises. Sports are an excellent way to do this, and many students at HCC are taking part. By joining a team or attending games, students can get involved with the various sports programs the school offers. However, many are unaware of their existence. “I didn’t even know that we had any sports at this school,” said Justin Banks, student. “Now that I know, I will probably attend some games because I am a sports fan at heart,” he said. Currently, HCC houses men and women’s basketball and tennis teams, as well as volleyball, softball, and baseball. Students may be unaware of these programs because of poor marketing or simply because they attend a non-sports campus. For example students attending only Ybor, SouthShore, or MacDill campuses may not know about the sports programs because teams do not play there. Are you a sports fan at one of those campuses? No problem, here’s a

rundown on all of the sports and which campus houses them: Basketball fan? Both women and men’s basketball teams play their home games at the Dale Mabry campus. Tennis enthusiast? The women’s tennis team also plays their matches at the Dale Mabry campus. The tennis team won the National title just two seasons ago. Volleyball fanatic? The reigning Gulf District Champion volleyball team plays at the Dale Mabry campus. Baseball fan? The baseball team plays at Legends field and the softball team plays at the Plant City stadium. One way students spread the word about their team is by posting flyers around campus. “I attend the Dale Mabry campus, and I like what the volleyball team did to promote their sport and let students know when games were going on,” said Vanessa Houston, education major. “When the volleyball team put up flyers to let students know it was being held, I happened to not have anything going on that night, and decided I would go support my fellow classmates and catch a game," said Houston. Most sporting events cost less than $5 per game, so go out and support your school’s sports. For more information visit







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>> Sports

Athletes are people just like you (sort of)

Who says parking lots are no fun? Riane York

Curtis Roberts

Contributing Writer

The rain may have washed away the red and black paint from from tailgaters face’s at the Buccaneers vs. Dallas Cowboys season opening game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, but inside Bucs fans were still bleeding red and black. Despite the rain showers, parking lots were covered with fans showing their diehard dedication for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Some fans painted their entire bodies while others wore red and black clown wigs. One older man dressed up like a cheerleader and waved pom poms around in the parking lot. The Raymond James Stadium parking lots were so packed with fans celebrating, that some patrons even went so far as and to pay local homeowners to park in their yards. Many refer to tailgating as a religious ceremony that occurs before all Bucs home games, and such extremes are just part of the ritual.

Sports Editor

photos by Curtis Roberts

Fans gather in the blistering morning heat in the parking lots outside of Raymond James Stadium to tailgate before the Dallas vs. Tampa Bay game.

Jose Garcia, who has lived on the corner of Woodlawn Road and Glenn Road, for over 20 years, and rents out parking spots in his yard for $20. Garcia lives close to the stadium, and allows people to tailgate. “The homeowner taxes are very expensive here,” Garcia said. “So I raise money during the football season to help pay my taxes.” Garcia’s yard was filled with more than 15 cars, and a tent covering a grilling area. The rain did not hinder the tailgating at Garcia’s house;

instead the tailgaters took advantage of Garcia’s covered carport and porch to stay dry. Raymond James Stadium charges cars and motorcycles $25 to park, which is not included in the price of the ticket Andrew McCarthy, 24, Brandon, has a different approach. “My friends and I usually ride together and split the cost of parking,” said McCarthy. “The cost of the tickets and everything for tailgating are already expensive enough.” McCarthy and his friends

tailgated in full college style, they had a keg filled with Michelob Ultra, a grill barbecuing hamburgers, and two small tables topped with red Dixie cups for beer pong. A friendly game of touch football before the big game is no longer an option at Raymond James Stadium. The stadium’s website clearly states no throwing or kicking of objects while tailgating. This is just another change to the rules that have been made in the last few years. (continued on page 12)

Mens b-ball looking for perfect season Jokeisha Sawyer Contributing Writer

The men’s basketball team has been training and practicing hard to prepare for the upcoming season. Faisal Aden, sophomore guard, feels the team must work together in order to achieve their goals. “As a team, we’ve got to get better every day,” said Aden. “We got to push each other to get better every day. Our number one goal is to win conference.” Aden believes the sophomores could have helped prepare the team more for conference last year. Therefore, this season, Aden and his fellow sophomore teammates look forward to being a role model to the freshman players. It is important to instill into the freshman, how much more intense conference is than the regular season, and how prepared they need to be, he said.

“People don’t understand that it (Junior College sports) is very competitive,” said Aden. “I thought it was going to be easy, but it’s not easy at all.” Derrian Bell, freshman point guard, feels that leadership skills are also needed to be successful. “A difference from last year is that we have more leaders, “said Bell. “First thing first, we got to play together and we got to play as a team.” At this point, the team is focusing on practicing hard and getting in shape for the upcoming season. They feel that Derrick Worrells is a good coach who can definitely get them where they need to be. Last season, the men’s basketball team only lost seven games, which is an improvement from the year before. This season they seek to continue improving and hopefully have an undefeated season. One more thing that could help them to have a successful season is more

photos by Jeff Fay courtesy of HCC online

The HCC mens basketball team feels that leadership will be key as they work for an undefeated season.


Derrick Worrels Mens Head basketball coach

attendance at the games. “We can use more fans, ”said Aden.

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Faisal Aden Sophomore guard

If everybody could come out and support us, that would be great.”

Sports fact: The Buccaneers were the first team to win a Super Bowl after losing their home opener

It seems nowadays that you cannot turn on the television without seeing or hearing about an athlete who has broken the law. Whether it is dog fighting charges, domestic violence, steroid speculation, or gun possession, athletes can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The media and bloggers everywhere cannot wait to rip these athletes to shreds. But fear not athletes of the world, I am not here to vilify you! I came to the realization a long time ago that you are just like us, aside from the salaries of course. The rapidly evolving news world has changed sports stars personal lives into public knowledge. Some people seem to know more about Michael Vick than they do about their own families. The fact that news can move at the speed of an email has made it tougher for athletes to live private lives. The heroes of the past would probably not have been so heroic if they played sports in this generation. Nowadays, our grandfather’s and father’s heroes would be seen entirely differently. Guys like Mickey Mantle and Ty Cobb were national treasures during their times, yet we know now that Mantle was an alcoholic and that Cobb once killed a man. When it comes to the issue of steroids in Major League Baseball why exactly is congress getting involved with this mess? Aren’t there more important issues for them to tackle? Vick is a Philadelphia Eagle, get over it. What he did was without a doubt horrible and inexcusable, but like any other person who has served time in prison, he deserves a second chance. Vick needs to not only prove to us, but also himself that he is a changed man. Four years ago he was the golden boy, now he will forever be associated with pit bulls and not pig skin. As far as never letting Vick play again, that is simply ridiculous. For example there are guys like Donte’ Stallworth, who was found guilty in a vehicular manslaughter incident in his off season and he isn’t going to prison for two years unlike Vick. These cases are overlooked as just an accident. This is not only unfair, but gives a mixed message to fans. Athletes are people too and they make some bad decisions with their lives just like we do. We, as people and fans, should not be so quick to judge. Athletes of the past were considered heroes for what they did on the field and very few fans knew what they were like off it. Times have changed and so should our perception of athletes.

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Student Life>> See. Do. Go continued from page 4

Q: Who is the typical Renown customer? A: Ages 16-28, fashion forward, and those that don’t want to wear what everyone else wears. Q: What’s new at Renown? A: We are working on getting new gear from B.B.C., Ice-cream and Rocksmith. We are also looking at bringing in some limited edition footwear such as; New Balance, Reebok, Asics and Saucony into the store. Q: What is the price range for fashion at Renown? A: “T-shirts range from $25-$40, Denim is around $100, and fitted hats range from $25-$60.” Q: There is a current trend with T-Shirts and jeans that show lots of skulls and rhinestones; are those types of fashion trends found at Renown? A: “That trend is over saturated and we stay away from that look. Visitors won’t find any skulls or crossbones

fashions at Renown.” Q: How would you describe Renown in a sentence? A: “Tampa’s premier lifestyle and sneaker boutique.” Q: Where did you come up with the name Renown? A: “It was a little word play with my initials R.E.. I wanted to integrate my initials, but use a powerful word for the name of the store. I had often heard of people with acclaim on an international level being described as “Renown”. As a result, I decided to use the word Renown for the store.” Not only can you find trendy clothes, shoes and accessories at Renown, the store also features some cool art displays from local artists like Mark Martinez and Brad Askew. Renown offers a ten percent discount to HCC students with a current student I.D. Renown is located at 1501 9th Ave., in Tampa. Its hours of operation are Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m - 8 p.m., Friday from noon -9 p.m, Saturday 2 p.m.-9 p.m.. They are closed on Sunday. For more information on Renown visit www. or call 813-2007081.



continued from page 4 “I think the pricing is very reasonable,” said Burda, criminal justice major. “I’d say on a ten scale, it’s probably a seven out of ten.” Dale Mabry campus student Julian Barrientous, 20, feels that it’s pretty cool that they’ve added Pizza Hut, which increased variety, but he is disappointed that the cafeteria closes at 2 p.m. “They should leave it open til 4 p.m., because a lot of people take class until 1:45 p.m. and they don’t have time to go get food,” said Barrie. “Hillsborough Community College is the only community college Sodexo is serving, in the state of Florida,” said Christina Cabanalla, Sodexo’s General Manager at HCC. If you are a student looking for a job, you can apply to work for Sodexo. Employees are needed to help prep items, cashier, cater events or serve. Sodexo employees’ starting pay is based on experience, with competitive wages and flexible hours. Full or part time positions are available. With the freshest of products being used, workers are needed during all hours; as the company runs a 24 hour operation. You can apply at any of the campus restaurants, or online at, for more information contact Sodexo at (813) 253-7225.

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Kegan Mayers, 21, South Shore, has been affected by this new rule. “My friends and I lost our favorite tailgating game, corn hole,” Mayers said. “Now we have to retire our tailgating ritual, and play cards instead.” Mayers and his friends had a very competitive game of poker while tailgating, they broke extra red and black strands of beads they had, to use as poker chips. Raymond James Stadium has recently reduced the amount of time the parking lots are open for tailgating. The parking lots now open three hours prior to the start of each Buccaneers football game, according to the Raymond James Stadium’s official website, that is an hour less time than the parking lots use to be open for tailgating. Many people come to the stadium separately but want to tailgate together. Raymond James Stadium will not allow tailgaters to save parking spaces for friends. There were parking attendants at the stadium telling cars exactly where to park, making sure no spaces were left open between cars. For many Bucs fans the actual games are a blast, but what is a football game without some pre-gaming? At the Bucs vs. Cowboys game none of the HCC students seemed to let the rules get in the way of them having a good time while tailgating.

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Remembering 9/11 continued from page 4 Tracey Wendt, president of Alpha Lambda Alpha chapter of Phi Theta Kappa for the Brandon Campus and event coordinator, expressed similar views. “Our generation is losing sight of the fact that people our age are dying,” she said, with eyes growing slightly clouded. “It’s so out of sight/out of mind for us,” said Wendt. “If we do not get involved, we will forget. We need to support the military regardless of our political views.” Wendt, 24, a sonography major, has been president of the chapter since 2007 and said that the event, which was put on by Phi Theta Kappa, was a team effort. Overall, the memorial was a success. All who attended huddled together under the pavilion, solemnly observing a moment of silence for the dead as rain beat down on the metal roof. Then the quiet moment was finished. And then suddenly fewer and fewer guests remained as they decided to face the rain and melted away into the darkness, a renewed sense of respect for their country and their soldiers stored in their hearts forever.

9/11 memorial poster decorates a table top.

Photo by: Noele Chew

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