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The fall Student Senate election has concluded and the results are in. Senators are: Elysia Chao, Daniel Crist, Veronica Clark, Trevor Crookston, Cassie Fulk, Rachel Georges, Hebron Kelecha, David Moore, Breanna Qually, Jeffery Redmond, Khusrav Sharifov, Delevan Smith and Derrick Stockton. Student Senate meetings take place every Monday from noon to 1 p.m. in CC 107.

A backpack and multiple laptops were stolen on Sept. 4 around 10:00 a.m. The items were stolen from the men’s locker room in the GYM building. Theft of clothing and books were also reported stolen from the locker room later on the same day.

New student senators selected

Board of Trustees to meet

ing, the Board packet will be posted on the college website at: http:// For live coverage of the meeting, follow the Campus Ledger on Twitter: @CampusLedger. Bake sales are back Pastries created by students in the pastry/baking certificate program are now being sold again. The pastry shop is open every Friday in the Hospitality and Culinary Academy from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m, or until goods sell out. When classes are not in session, the pastry shop will be closed.

The Board of Trustees will assemble for their monthly meeting on Sept. 26 at 5 p.m in the Hugh Speer Board Room (GEB 137). Compiled by Stephen Cook, editorEarlier the week before the meet- in-chief, Correction: A caption for a photo on the back page of issue one of The Campus Ledger misidentified a student. The student was incorrectly identified as Jessica Goodman. The name of the student in the photo is Chloe McPherson. The Ledger regrets the error.

Locker room theft

Bathroom vandalism Graffiti was discovered in the


Men’s restroom on the first floor of the GEB on Sept. 3. The case is open and the time the crime occurred is unknown. Hit and runs Multiple hit and runs have been reported in parking lots around campus, with incidents taking place on Aug. 27, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. Compiled by Stephen Cook, editorin-chief,




Running to raise scholarship revenue

By David Hurtado If you’ve ever wanted to race the college president, then now is your chance. The college is hosting the inaugural Lace Up For Learning 5K Run-Walk on Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. The 5K RunWalk is a fundraising event designed to generate proceeds for student scholarships. Between 300 and 400 runners are expected to participate. Judi Reilly, advertising coordinator, College Information, said the race is a joint effort between Marketing Foundations and the JCCC Foundation. “It’s going to be here on campus,” Reilly said. “It will start by the field house, and will go around the outer roads back behind campus by Stoll Park then will loop around the train lot and come back to the field house.” Runners interested in racing can register online for $22 and an additional $3 convenience fee. Online registration closes on Oct. 11, but anyone interested can register up to the day of the race from 7 to 7:30 in the morning. The cost is $30 on race day. Registering with a friend merits a special discount, and groups of three or more are eligible for further discounts.

College President Joe Sopcich is one of the runners planning to participate in the 5K. For every participant that finishes ahead of Sopcich, he will donate $1 toward the scholarship fund. However, despite Sopcich being 58, participants shouldn’t expect to blow right past him. In addition to running in the 5K, Sopcich runs in the St. Patrick’s Day Westport race and Father’s Day race at the Legends. “I started running about eight or nine years ago and on my own, I’ll run four times a week,” Sopcich said. “During the week I’ll run at 6 a.m. and I’ll run 3.2 miles; on weekends I’ll run on Saturday and Sunday and each time I’ll run 3.2 miles. For the whole week, that’s almost about 13 miles.” In addition to regularly running, Sopcich also has his own unique method of training. “When I run, I run at a pretty slow pace,” Sopcich said. “I’ll run five minutes, walk two minutes, run five and walk two because that’s supposed to be really good for your respiratory and circulation.” Sandra Moran, adjunct professor, Anthropology, also plans to participate in Lace Up For Learning. Moran has run in many different races over the years, including the Kansas

City Zoo Run and Truffle Shuffle. She said one of the most important aspects of running in a 5K are good shoes. “In my personal experience, good shoes are key,” Moran said. “You should never overlook your feet. My recommendation is to start slow, do some running, but intersperse it with walking and overtime, decrease the amount of walking and increase the amount of running until you get there. For 5Ks, especially your first one, it’s not about speed, it’s about finishing.” Moran went on to say it’s important

Illustration by Lauren Rutledge not to start off at full speed, especially if you’re new to 5Ks or not in the best of physical shape, or you run the risk of running out of juice too early. “If you go out too fast, you really are going to not have enough to finish,” Moran said. “The important thing is at the beginning, even though you want to go really fast, reign yourself in.” Contact David Hurtado, features editor, at




ANGEL replacement to arrive this spring By Katelyn Larson

The college has acquired a desire to learn – literally. A new Learning Management System (LMS) called Desire2Learn has been purchased and will replace the current system, ANGEL, altogether. Heading into its sixth year using ANGEL, the college has decided it is time for a change. In November 2012, the college discovered ANGEL would no longer be updated and knew they needed to look at other available products. “ANGEL is never going to improve on its functionality,” said Ed Lovitt, director of Distance Learning. “It is what it is.” Starting in March 2012, a long

process to find the new LMS, involving the Distance Learning Advisory Council (DLAC), faculty and even student invitations, went underway. Around May, after looking over all the feedback, the college sent out a request for proposal for Desire2Learn. The college is currently installing the system on servers on campus. This fall will be devoted to training faculty on how to use it and moving content from ANGEL to Desire2Learn. The goal is for the faculty during the Spring 2014 semester to have the option to teach either using ANGEL or Desire2Learn. By the summer of 2014, the college hopes

to have phased out ANGEL completely. “ANGEL has become obsolete; it’s basically stagnant,” said Gary Cromer, senior buyer. For students, the new system means learning something different, but the change cannot compare to the benefits that come with the new system, according to Lovitt. Some of Desire2Learn’s features include, enhanced notifications, such as text messaging, as well as integration with social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. “I know that ANGEL has become outdated,” said Mac Phrommany, student. “I think an upgrade


is a step in the right direction.” Although the change may be a challenge for some students, the college is hoping to help them in any way so everyone can adapt to the new system quickly. DLAC especially, aspires to have the majority of students as pleased with the system as them. “We could have stayed with ANGEL,” Lovitt said. “If none of the other systems provided us with what we needed, we would have. Desire2Learn however, did just that.” Contact Katelyn Larson, reporting correspondent, at



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Riding for the cure By David Hurtado


College employee to participate in his 30th consecutive year of local bike tour

Hundreds of cyclists will be riding from Olathe to Lawrence, in support of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) over a two day stretch this coming weekend. The Mid-America chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting their annual MS Bike tour, formally the MS-150, over Sept. 14 and 15. The tour, which draws thousands each year, has raised over $500,000 and is one of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s largest fundraising events. This will be the 30th anniversary of the bike tour. Larry Stanfield, associate, Postal Services, is one of only two people who have participated all 30 years since the bike tour began. Stanfield said what got him initially interested in the bike tour was a desire to get outside and do something. “I just moved here from California, and I am a pretty active outdoors type of person,” Stanfield said. “When I moved here, I decided ‘Well, the things I did out there like dune buggies and motorcycle racing wasn’t available here,’ so I decided to start bicycling.” Over the 30 years Stanfield has rode, he said the event has only been cancelled once due to inclement weather. During the 2012 tour, the second day of the event was called off by the highway patrol, police department and local towns, fearing the rain presented a safety hazard to bikers.

Kristen Keith, marketing coordinator, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, said the organization is expecting between 2000 and 2500 participants this year. There will be three different routes bikers can take, including a traditional route at 100 miles or a shorter route around 43 miles. Keith said there will be plenty of rest stops along the way for participants. “There are rest stops about every 10 miles or so along the route for cyclists to stop and refill their water bottles, get some Gatorade or a snack,” Keith said. “Really, just anything they need to keep up their strength and keep going.” Online registration is currently closed, but anyone interested can still sign up on the day of the event after paying a $50 registration fee and $200 fundraising minimum at Garmin Headquarters in Olathe, KS. Keith said each year the MS Society has held the tour, it has been very successful in raising proceeds for people with MS. “It’s extremely successful,” she said. “Every year we raise a little over 1 million dollars for the society and that goes back to research different support programs and services for the 11,000 people living with MS in our chapter territory.” The most challenging aspect of the bike tour is hills, according to Stanfield. He spends about six or seven hours on his bike, averaging about 12 miles per hour. The first day generally consists of anywhere between 75 and 100 miles. The


Larry Stanfield enjoys practicing at Corporate Woods Park. On weekends he likes to ride with the Bungee Bike Club. Photo by Mike Abell second day involves around 70 miles. “When I first started out riding, the very first year I was so sore, but I enjoyed the ride so much that I said ‘well I’m going to try it again next year,” he said. “I came back for my second year and continued to ride. First I said I’d do it for five years, then ten years, then I just stopped counting after that. It’s something I look forward to every year.” Jane Stanfield, Larry’s wife, said his exercise regimen involves riding his bike to different locations as much as he can, in preparation for the annual MS Bike Tour and because he enjoys being outside. “Larry rides after work on the bike trail at Corporate Woods,” she said. “He also rides on weekends with his bike club, Bungee Bike Club, to the Plaza and many country rides. MS also has train-

ing rides at different locations that he and his club has rode.” Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic disease that attacks the central nervous system, which consists of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. Symptoms vary in severity from person to person and may include numbness in the limbs, paralysis and loss of vision. “Every time I ride and I have those aches and pains, they’re the ones I think about,” Stanfield said. “I think about the people in the wheelchairs and the walkers. I know they would rather be riding a bike than being in the position they’re in. It keeps me motivated.” For more information about Stanfield and the event, visit larry30. Contact David Hurtado, features editor, at

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“I would probably say my grandpa just because he never had an enemy as long as I can remember; everybody loved him. He was the most generous, outgoing, funny, do anything for anyone kind of guy. He’s who I try to be like. [He’s] kind of been a catalyst to make me try to be a better person and somebody he would be proud of.”

“My hero would probably have to be Misha Collins because he uses his fame for good like he does a lot of good acts and gives to a lot of charities. He just seems like a really good guy, and I’d really like to meet him and hug him and marry him. But he’s married.”

“I’m going to have to go with a classic, my dad....He has gotten us through everything he’s done. He also has’s been a huge struggle for him. He’s [who] I’ve always looked up to my entire life. He’s gotten the whole family to where we are now. Without him I don’t know where I’d be right now.”

“So if I had to pick a childhood hero it would probably be Mr. Brian Balman. He’s a really good math teacher and he taught me that if I put my mind to something I can accomplish it. Plus he’s really funny. He was my inspiration for wanting to become a teacher.”

“Probably my hero is Clyde Snow, who’s a forensic anthropologist, and just because he applied science to actually helping people and trying to protect rights and advocate human rights.”

“I would have to say my grandfather has been an inspirational figure in my life. Some of the stuff I do in school is based on what he did. He has cars and I am studying to be a mechanic.”

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Review: At “The World’s End” By Josh Bull The writing team of Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright strikes again with the action packed and hilarious sci-fi comedy “The World’s End.” After graduating from high school, Gary King (Pegg) and his friends (Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan) attempt and fail the “Golden Mile,” a pub crawl that takes them to 12 pubs in one night, ending at the titular World’s End. Twenty years later, King remains the hedonist he was as a teenager, while his friends have moved on with their lives. King drags his friends back to their hometown of Newton Haven to try the Golden Mile a second time, only to discover something is not quite right with the town. “The World’s End” mixes great humor, which ranges from dry wit to slapstick with a surprisingly smart plot, making it a great way to close out the summer movie season. Each actor brings in a great performance. Pegg and Frost play against each other very well. Pegg’s performance appears to be a middle aged Ferris Bueller at first with much of the film’s humor in the first act being derived from his manipulative and immature nature, but there is far more to the character. Frost as the straight laced and stable Andy Knightly is a wonderful contrast

to Pegg’s more over the top character. While the rest of the cast has their moments, especially common Wright, Pegg and Frost collaborator Bill Nighy, special mention must be made for Martin Freeman as Oliver “OMan” Chamberlainn, who shines during the second half of the film and is amusing all the way to the end. However, not all movie goers will be amused by Pegg’s character as, while sympathetic, he is absolutely despicable. He is manipulative and takes advantage of everyone around him. What might not also be to everyone’s liking is that a good amount of the first act’s humor is very British with a lot of dry wordplay. Although the film’s premise appears to set up little more than a British version of “The Hangover” or an R rated “Doctor Who,” the sincerity of the characters, intelligence and humor of the script and the leads’ performances sees this as a fantastic film to close out the summer season. Contact Josh Bull, reporting correspondent, at jbull3@ Movie poster courtesy of Universal Pictures


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Want to get involved with Harvest Days? Here’s a schedule of upcoming events: Friday, Sept. 20 - Campus farm workday 12 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lobby of the Horticulture Center Stay in the city and help with harvesting produce for the farm lunch. RSVP to Lunch will be provided. Monday, Sept. 23 - Harvest party in the plaza 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. COM Plaza Buy snacks made from the campus farm, and participate in activities including: touring the campus farm, bike-blending smoothies and solar-roasting s’mores. Tuesday, Sept. 24 - Campus farm lunch 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. COM 1.5 North Dining Room Buffet featuring late summer produce, right here from the college. $5 for everyone, no pre-purchase required. Have class? Don’t worry, take food to go, but only in your own reusable container, or purchase a Greenie for $3.99 at the signin table.

By Lindsay Sax

The college’s Center for Sustainability is bringing the farm harvest to the city by hosting Harvest Days Sept. 20-27 in an effort to bring awareness to agriculture on campus. “Some of the most important things are raising awareness that we do have a farm on campus and that we have a sustainable agriculture program that is running the farm and contributing produce to our campus and to our culinary department,” said Kim Criner, sustainability education and engagement coordinator, Center for Sustainability, “To let them know local food is accessible, it’s not out of reach, it’s not too expensive, you can cook with it.” This is the first time Harvest Days will be a weeklong event. Criner said there was not a major sustainability event in the fall before, but there are fun food opportunities available. Although this will not be the first campus farm lunch, it has morphed over the years. It started as a three course meal, to a buffet which started last year. Criner said the buffet will allow more students to participate. It is $5 per trip through the buffet. Though there is an option to take the buffet to go, Criner said they are discouraging using Styrofoam takeaway containers. Reusable containers from home will be accepted, and also Greenies will be available for

purchase. “People could walk up and say, I didn’t know this was going on, I am going to change my lunch plans from Chick-Fil-A to this awesome salad,” said Criner. The campus farm is highlighted throughout the week’s events, and it truly is the students’ farm. The farm is roughly 2.5 acres on the northwest corner of the main campus. “The purpose of the farm is two-fold: to provide a hands-on educational experience for the Sustainable Agriculture program and to provide locally grown, chemical-free produce to the specifications of JCCC’s Dining Services and Culinary program,” the campus farm’s website states. Mike Ryan, outreach manger, Campus Farm, said that the farm program is custom tailored to the students themselves, what things they are interested in and want to learn about. In the future the farm hopes to collaborate with the Native American studies, chemistry, biology, fine arts and solar technology programs. Ryan said that in the last 10 years he has seen people’s interest in local foods grow and also their vocabulary has expanded from just knowing about tomatoes and cucumbers to now wanting kale.

Criner also echoed that saying students could go from very familiar vegetables at the grocery store to something new. “Maybe they’re like oh, kohlrabi, I never knew what to do with that, but I know I can stir fry it,” said Criner. Other events throughout the week include, a campus farm workday, harvest party on the plaza, the campus farm lunch, a cooking demonstration with Chef Aaron Prater, and a meal packaging event, which the college is teaming up with Stop Hunger Now. The farm workday is the only event you need to RSVP, and a free lunch will be served. All events are open to the public. Criner said she hopes this allows students to look at campus as a place that has more than just classes going on, but also has some cool things like food growing and consciousness about sustainability. “I’m excited about the farm lunch, excited to see it kind of get bigger,” Criner said. “Especially [since] we had some good produce in the spring, but spring produce doesn’t get plentiful ‘til May, June; whereas September we’ll have bountiful produce and so it should be pretty tasty.” Contact Lindsay Sax, copy editor, at

Thursday, Sept. 26- Cooking seasonally and sustainably 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. GEB 233 Watch a live cooking presentation using the campus farm’s produce with chef Aaron Prater. RSVPs appreciated at, but not required. Friday, Sept. 27- Stop hunger now meal packaging event 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Hospitality and Culinary Academy Teaming up with Stop Hunger Now, the college hopes to package 20,000 nutritious meals which will be sent to international distribution partners. Volunteer to pack, or stop by to donate a few bucks. Compiled by Lindsay Sax, copy editor, lsax@

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Above and right: The Ledger staff in 1987. Photos courtesy of the college archives

35 years of tellin g the college’s stories

By Stephen Cook The first issue of the Campus Ledger was printed on Oct. 20, 1978. Thirty-five years later, readers still pick up copies to find out what is happening around campus and in the community. “A publication like the Ledger is really invaluable in terms of keeping the powers that be at the college honest, and I wasn’t particularly convinced that they always were,” said T.J. Hafer, the arts and entertainment editor during the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters. “On the positive side, I think we did a lot in terms of helping the visibility of certain clubs, helping people find their way to communities on campus that supported their interests.” After Hafer’s year on staff at the Ledger, he pursued a career in journalism, ultimately becoming a contributor to PC Gamer. “My time at the Ledger made my career. The awards I won for video game reviews were a big part of getting picked up at PC Gamer,” Hafer said. “No matter how far I go as a journalist, it all began with the Ledger.” Greg Harrell, professor, was the adviser of the Ledger from 1994 to 2001. He has seen coverage broaden, encompassing more topics than just matters on campus.

“I think we’re finding with all the issues in our world today more of a ‘how does this affect students’, what is their input on this, how do they think,” Harrell said. “It’s a lot more depth from a student standpoint than perhaps there was in those days.” Before desktop publishing programs, assembling the paper was much different than today, according to Harrell. “I remember the early days,” Harrell said. “We would have production

we have now.” Linda Friedel, managing editor for the Campus Ledger in the mid-2000s, saw the paper evolve beyond print media during her time on staff. “We were the first writers to launch the online version of The Campus Ledger,” Friedel said. “Actually, it was a pretty exciting time to be a part of that.” During this same period, the newspaper also impacted the college, affecting areas beyond the campus com-

college was accused of sexual misconduct with a female employee.” In addition, stories during Friedel’s time at the college included issues such as gun control, which were published after the shooting at Virginia Tech. Diversity was also a topic that received attention. “There was a big push for more diversity at the college among administrators, staff and students,” Friedel said. “There was a relatively large influx of international students attending the college at the time, too.” Friedel noted that during this era there was “a spirit of campus involvement” at the college. Looking back on his time at the Ledger, Hafer said his favorite part about being on staff was the people. “I met some of my favorite human beings on the planet Earth in that newsroom, and we still keep in touch,” Hafer said. “What the Ledger did for my career, I can’t put a price on. But even if you strip all of that away, it was worth every minute for the friendships I developed that will probably last my entire life.” Contact Stephen Cook, editor-in-chief, at

I met some of my favorite human beings on the planet Earth in that newsroom, and we still keep in touch. - T.J. Hafer

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night; we would be here ‘til 2 or 3 in the morning, pasting up the copies and taking them on huge storyboard-type deals down to the Olathe news to get printed.” When digital formatting came along, Harrell said it improved the process from where it was. During his time at the college, Harrell has seen technology become implemented in the lives of students. “Our first computer was a little Centris 610,” Harrell said. “It was a dandy little computer, but nothing like

munity, according to Friedel. Miguel Morales’ sexual harassment story on Charles Carlsen, the college president at the time, resulted in Carlsen stepping down as president. “The Carlsen story created a stir at JCCC, in Kansas City and across the nation,” Friedel said. “It brought to light the whole sexual harassment issue in the workforce. It was ironic because at the time JCCC offered tons and tons of employee training and workshops on employee harassment and how it was not tolerated. Then the president of the

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Since it began printing in 1978, the Campus Ledger has covered thousands of different stories over its 35 years of service to the By David Hurtado student body; and it’s not even over the hill yet.

“A God in the Making” By Cathy York Oct. 20, 1978 In 1978, Hawaiian deities descended upon the college, casting a spell over students and faculty alike who witnessed the event. The gods were aided in their descent by the mortal Cyril Directo, a Hawaiian woodcarver who was, “researching and recreating the major gods and goddesses that have been banned from Hawaiian religion since 1890.” Directo, a self-taught woodcarver, used chainsaws, mallets and chisels to intricately carve the small details needed for the wooden sculptures. The carvings on average, stood about five to seven and a half feet tall, requiring anywhere from 70 to 85 hours to complete.

“Kansas prepares to fight no-win battle” By Deron Johnson Jan. 18, 1985 Seven years and 2.21 gigawatts later, the State of Kansas was grappling with the issue of whether or not to raise the drinking age to 21. At the time state legislators were faced with “either maintaining the current age of 18 and sacrificing millions of dollars of federal highway money or raising it and jeopardizing lucrative amounts of money currently spent by those 18, 19 and 20-year-olds.” A bill signed into law by President Reagan in 1984 gave a narrow timetable for a decision. Any state that failed to raise their drinking age to 21 by Sept. 30, 1986 would lose five percent of their federal highway dollars. For Kansas, that meant a loss of $6.1 million. On the other hand,” the loss of beer sales would total $1 million in state tax revenue, according to an article by The Kansas City Times.”

“Passing period to be extended next fall to 10 minutes” By Adam Hutton Jan. 27, 2000 At the turn of the 21st century in 2000, the college implemented a new policy giving students 10 minutes between classes as opposed to five. At the time, the college was following the guidelines required by the Department of Education, which required 900 minutes of class time per credit hour for most classes, resulting in a five-minute period on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between classes. Details for the pass times for Tuesday and Thursday classes were still being worked out. The change came “as a result of a discrepancy between the number of in class minutes the Department of Education requires and the amount of time the Board of Regents requires.” Although the idea was popular with many students and instructors, some felt the changes would accumulate to a “large number of missed minutes throughout the semester.”

“Campus construction continues” By Bradley Hijaz Aug. 26, 1999 Towards the twilight of the 20th century in 1999, construction on the Student Center was underway as the sound of hammers and drills filled the campus air. The Student Center, estimated to be completed by Jan. 31, 2000, cost about $10.5 million to construct. Once construction on the Student Center was finished, a renovation of the first floor of GEB would begin with the construction of 50 new offices for full time faculty members. Six new classrooms were created from the old book store located in the Carlsen Center. “Was it a complaint?” By Miguel M. Morales April 23, 2006 Six years later, the college was in the midst of a crisis. Then college president, Charles Carlsen, was accused by a female employee of unlawful harassment from May to November of 2003. Teresa Lee, manager, Human Resources, said Carlsen repeatedly “isolated her in his office and rubbed against her breast with his forearm.” Carlsen denied the allegations saying, “It’s not true. It’s not true.” Although Lee brought the matter to the attention of her supervisor, Dorothy Friedrich, director of human resources, she never filed a written complaint according to college policy. Carlsen later resigned from his position of college president.

Students interested in viewing other stories covered by The Ledger, can visit the digital archives accessed under the college’s digital collections through the Billington Library. And Compiled by David Hurtado, features editor, you don’t even need a flux capacitor:

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REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS Austin Wells Reporting correspondent

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Reporting sexual misconduct at the college Sexual misconduct is a problem for people in the United States, men and women alike. This particular subject may hit home for many members of the students and faculty at the school — it is a very serious matter that should be handled with dignity. Sexual misconduct is illegal, although it was not recognized as a form of harassment until the 1970’s. Originally chalked up to flirtation, today it is a form of discrimination, and legal action can be taken under The Civil Rights Act. The law does not prohibit teasing, but this type of behavior can create a hostile environment, it could interfere with work performance and could cause serious psychological problems for the victim. When it comes to prohibited conduct at the college, it could include sexual harassment, harassment or discrimination. Sexual harassment could be unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal, physical or visual unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Harassment could be verbal or physical conduct that is offensive to a person, based on legally protected classes, such


By Stephen Cook


some of it not turning out to be harassment.” However, he believes some go unreported. “We know the more serious sexual misconduct offenses, such as rape [...] are underreported dramatically across the nation,” Kyle said. “As for the college environment we are fortunate that we do not have resident living on campus. Across the nation the majority of Sexual Misconduct cases occur in the dorms and/or Greek facilities, JCCC has neither.” Kyle also said most of the issues related to sexual misconduct come from relationship conflicts that occur off campus, and they find their way back to the college through those individuals interactions on campus. “One of the new regulations associated to the Clery Act has put a greater emphasis on stalking, which has been determined to be precursor to sexual violence,” Kyle said. “Stalking has been on our radar for awhile now because we knew before the regulations came out that stalking on campuses occurs at a higher rate than the general population stalking rate.” “Students have two options,” Kyle said,

Celebrating, reflecting on our past

As you have noticed, we have taken a look back at our own history in this issue. Thirty-five years have passed since the first volume of the Ledger was published and here we are today, communicating to you through print, although the setting, styles and culture have greatly changed. We wanted to take a moment to look back at the history of the Ledger because it helps us to better understand the history of the college and the community better as a whole. It also gives us a window into what student life was like 10, 20 or even 30 years ago. Not only the changes on campus, but the changes in lifestyle, technology and

By Lindsay Sax

as race, gender or religion. This is all covered under Title IX, which is a portion of an education amendment, and states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance…” Any incidents would be allegedly violating Title IX. The first step in dealing with unwanted sexual advances is taking a stand, but sometimes the victim is not comfortable confronting their harasser. From there, complaint mechanisms and grievance systems exist that are available to help. At the college, if a student needs to discuss or file a complaint about student sexual misconduct, they can contact Paul Kyle , Title IX coordinator and Dean of student Services and Success (913-469-3806), or Pam Vassar, Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Associate Dean of Student Life (913-369-3409). Paul Kyle said the college receives two to three reports on average a semester, “with

even fashion are remarkable. Doing the research for this project was particularly exciting, as I, obviously, have a soft spot for print journalism. Although I do read most of my news online, there is something special about holding the publication in your hands. The extra work, the visual appeal and the fresh smell of ink and paper aren’t things that can be found online. Photos have a tendency to leap out at you more in print, and I find that it is easier to browse and discover new stories in a physical copy. Going through the archives, I came across many old photos, articles and books that make you appreciate not only where we are today, but where we are because of the past. Specifically, if the administration, faculty and students at the college had not worked together in the 70s, we would not be where

we are today. It took their pioneering and hard work to spark the beginning of a publication that has benefitted not only students, but the community as a whole. Although the college has documented their history as well, the role of a studentproduced newspaper is to be an independent voice for the student body. It is our job to tell you what is going on around campus, whether it is good or bad. The Ledger also provides an outlet for those on campus to voice their opinions about topics they are passionate about. This issue is a celebration of that commitment of striving towards excellence. I hope you will take some time to check out our coverage of the past – both in this issue and in our extra features online. Also, this issue and our website aren’t the only places you can learn about the col-

Team losses and weight gain

Kansas City is known for its barbecue. Chiefs fans are known for their tailgates. But maybe the two don’t mix so well. According to an article in “Psychological Science”, the performance of the NFL team closest to your heart may not be so good for your waistline. The study says on Mondays after games “saturated-fat and food-calorie intake increase significantly in cities with losing teams, decrease in cities with winning teams, and remain at their usual levels in comparable cities without an NFL team or with an NFL team that did not play.” In case you aren’t into the Chiefs, let’s catch up. They were tied for the league worst at 2-14 last season. That’s a lot of extra calories and saturated fat for the poor fans

on Mondays. Sadly for KC, it is known to appear in the list of fattest cities the past few years. According to “Men’s Health” in 2011, KC ranked the sixth fattest city, and they had been ranked in the top 10 consecutively from 2007 to 2011. During those years the Chiefs went 27-53. Could the two be correlated, maybe? The study did only look at two seasons, the 2004 and 2005 seasons accounting for 475 NFL games. As a new season is under way, what will happen is still a mystery, but Adam Teicher for predicts the Chiefs going 8-8. So in the end all the bad food you eat after a loss should be canceled out by the good food you eat after a win. But it’s not a perfect world, and those extra celebratory beers after a win aren’t going to matter what veggies you eat the next day. If you’re going to drink those extra beers, remember, Reese Witherspoon said it best in the movie “Sweet Home

Alabama,” “light beer, less calories.” As I sit here now, the Royals just gave up the two go ahead runs on eight straight balls in the bottom of the eighth inning for a loss. Good thing I don’t think this emotional eating study works the same with baseball, or I wouldn’t be able to fit in this chair after all the losing seasons that Royals have had. If you are an emotional eater and the Chiefs decide they don’t want to win this year — or you start stressing over classes — here are some tips on how to curb that emotional eating from the Mayo Clinic. -Tame your stress. Try yoga or meditation. -Have a hunger reality check. If you know you aren’t hungry but want to eat anyway, sit back, don’t eat, and give that craving time to pass. Drink some water, take the dog for a walk, and fight boredom with activities. -Keep a food diary. Write down what you eat when. Also add how you’re feeling



“With both, we encourage them to get help, and offer help, top priority. If the victim does not want to pursue the legal route, the college can help them with resource and safety. So, if the alleged perpetrator is a JCCC student, [...] we minimally encourage the victim to make a police report even if they do not want to take legal action.” “With the new regulation from the Clery Act and the new Violence Against Women Act, you will be seeing a greater emphasis in education and training for students coming from the college,” Kyle said. Additionally, all college employees must complete mandatory training regarding sexual harassment annualy, according to Kyle. The Sexual Assault Response Team is also developing a series of campaigns involving students which will address issues such as stalking and date violence. The information, including brochures, videos and more, will roll out in the spring. A list of emergency resources can be found here:

lege’s past. The college has done a fantastic job of digitizing and archiving all Campus Ledger issues since the very first one in 1978. Searchable by year, keyword or more, it is extremely easy to take a stroll through the past, as told by students who were just like you. You can find them here: Through the hard work of many individuals, the history of the college and the community has been carefully recorded. Now, as we begin creating Volume 36, this year will be added to the collection for those in the future to discover and consider. We’re not here to make history – that’s your job. We’re here to report it.

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when you’re eating. This could allow you to see a connection between your mood and what you’re eating. -Get support. If you’re watching the game with your friends or studying with classmates, make sure you are all on the same page and try to stay away from those fatty bad for you foods. -Take away temptation. Don’t keep your favorite snacks in the house; you’ll be tempted to eat them all the time. But don’t deprive yourself either. Just keep a small amount of your favorite junk food hidden in a cabinet somewhere you won’t see it, but if you get that craving it’s still available to you. -Snack healthy. Just keep vegetables handy with a dip. Celery and peanut butter is always a good choice. Contact Lindsay Sax, copy editor, at




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Scan the QR code to view a JCAV video of Lowkeezy’s performance

At Monday’s show, headliner Lowkeezy raps his opening song. Photos and cover photo by Mike Abell

To start off the show, Rapper Mark Jones opens up with an original track he wrote.

Dancing and singing to the beat, Brail Watson jams out.

Students Prentice Inyard and Lyric Reddick dance during the performance. Presented by ECAV Radio, the show took place in the COM plaza on Monday.

Men’s Soccer





The Cavs started out the season slowly, dropping three of the first four games. The losses were heartbreakers as the squad lost by one goal in each of those games. The team’s outlook is looking up after a 3-2 OT win over Southwestern Illinois College on Sept. 7. The squad parlayed that thrilling victory into a 4-1 home win over Independece Community College on Sept. 10.

Anthony Miller swings at the ball while warming up before a game.


Women’s Soccer

Cross Country


The Lady Cavs don’t seem to enjoy close games. The women’s soccer team has started out the season with a record 4-1 with a 25-0 goal differential in those contests. The Sept. 10 game ended in a 9-0 shutout. Sophomores Christianna Tran and Kelsey Wakefield each earned a hat trick, three goals, in that game.

The Cross Country team kicked off the season at the Maple Leaf Invitational, hosted by Baker University. The men’s team finished second at the tournament behind Southwestern College. Freshman Grant Poje led the team with a sixth place finish. The women’s team placed third. The team finished with three runners in the top 16 positions. Freshman Paige Miller topped the squad with an eigth place finish.

The Lady Cavs have tried their best to finish off opponents efficiently this season. Starting the year with a 10-4 record, the team earned nine of their victories in straight sets. In the last three wins, the team held their opponents to less than 20 points in seven of nine sets. The team faced Hesston College on Sept. 11, results were not ready at press time. Contact Mac Moore, sports editor, at

Dylan Wagenbaur warms up during Running through a drill at practice, women’s soccer player Brooklyn Meinke focuses on the ball. Photos by Mike Abell practice.

Cavalier Sports Report hosted by Mackenzie Moore and featuring Lafayette Norwood

Cavalier Sports Report hosted by Mackenzie Moore and featuring Mike Bloemker

SPORTS CALENDAR Men’s Soccer 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 v. Pratt Community College

Women’s Soccer 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 v. Pratt Community College


Monday-Tuesday, Sept. 2324 KJCCC Second Designated at Turkey Creek Golf Course McPherson, Kan.

Cross Country Saturday, Sept. 21 Nebraska Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.


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Cavalier star watch: Preecy Seever By Mac Moore

Seever takes a break during practice. Photo by Laura Cobb


Sophomore volleyball player Preecy Seever was named D-II KJCCC/Verizon Wireless Player of the Week for week two. Her 102 kills through the team’s first 10 matches ranks her sixth nationally. Seever was a part of last year’s 28-6 squad that ended their season against No.1 ranked Cowley Community College in the Region VI Championship. This was the first season the Lady Cavs hadn’t made the D-II Tournament in eight years. Seever hopes on-court chemistry can eliminate an early exit this season. Team Goals: I would say that our team strives to be close to one another. Our first goal as a team would be to play as one unit. Last year we had a lot of big talent but we collectively really weren’t in sync on the court. Our team this year really works hard at being a solid group rather than individuals. Our second goal would be to make it to Nationals -- this goal however comes

with a lot of hard work and discipline so we just got to keep working hard in practices and fight for our rightful spot. Personal Goals: I would say my personal goal this year on the team is to really be a leader. This is my last year playing for JCCC and I really want the freshman who are playing this year to learn a lot but to also remember to enjoy every moment of Johnson (County). Playing for Juco really has been a fun experience for me and I know that a few of my best memories will be from playing here. Coach Ei really cares for her players and each girl that I have gotten to play with really has made this school feel like a family. I would also like to work hard and try to leave a legacy at Juco by being an All-American but I first and foremost want to work hard at getting our team to Nationals. Team record: I would say that our record this year so far has been good. We had a slip up last weekend playing in Estherville, Iowa but we have learned from those two losses and

are ready to fight.

Team strengths and weaknesses: I think that

one of our weaknesses that we are working at is to stay disciplined and to communicate more. Our strengths however are that we are fighters, we all have a passion to want to win and when we step on that court we all have the same mind set, make the other team fear us. Favorite movies: My favorite movies are definitely the Fast and Furious movies, I love Vin Diesel and his sexy cars. Favorite artist: I would have to say John Mayer, my favorite song of his is “Daughters”. Dream job: I hope one day that I will be in law enforcement and eventually work for the DEA and K-9 unit. I have always wanted to be a cop and love dogs, so it feels like a win-win situation for me.

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Fall football fun for furious fans By Mac Moore

One weekend down and 20 more to go (21 if we count the Pro Bowl). All the preseason predictions have either been blown up or initially validated by one week’s worth of games. Apparently Peyton Manning will throw for 121 TDs this season on his way to a Elway 2.0 senior citizen Super Bowl run and Colin Kaepernick will put up the greatest season ever by a... drop-back QB. Once we get the football fever coursing through our veins, we get bold with our predictions. Yes, if we use our skull sponges, we know that the NFL landscape will be vastly different a few games in and will be an unrecognizable league by week 17. That will not stop us (me) from putting in our (my) two cents on how we (I) think the season will go down. First prediction: The Chiefs will make the playoffs. Haha, but no really. Read any preseason prediction and you will see that the Chiefs are the “sleeper” pick to make the playoffs. Of course if everybody picks them, they’re kind of a favorite. Most people see the potential; they were an

oddly talented 2-14 team that didn’t have a capable quarterback or head coach. In Alex Smith and Andy Reid, they should have both. The key to a unanimous sleeper though, is that if the team finishes with a 5-11 record, everybody will still tell you that they knew the Chiefs would suck. Brilliant. Second prediction: Defenses fair much better against the read-option this season than last. That’s not saying that scrambling quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick or Russell Wilson won’t have a solid seasons, but if you give NFL defenses the full offseason to watch tape and create a defensive set to challenge it, they can slow down this daunting scheme. Third prediction: My fantasy football team will bring me to tears, in victory and in defeat. My league, the Pigs of Pigskin, is made up of one friend who talks mad trash just because he hates the sound of silence, one friend who dedicated his life to fantasy football, one friend who I’ve never talked to outside of football season, one friend who I think is picking his lineup ironically, one guy that I met while doing something at some point in time for some reason or another and my brother. I better win this thing. Fourth prediction: There will be

Papa John’s commercials where Peyton Manning refers to the titular owner as “Papa” and they will continue to creep me out. Fifth prediction: One game will get my friends and I overly pumped. I will attempt to play one game of pick-up football. I will play like I’m still playing high school football even though my body can’t keep up. My final stat line will be one passing touchdown, two receiving touchdowns once my receivers make me so angry that I switch positions, and throwing up two McChickens before we call it a day. Sixth prediction: You will wonder why you should care at all about the last three predictions. Seventh prediction: Tom Brady will raise up the value of two to three unknown receivers that will get large contracts on different teams next year, where they will do nothing without Brady. Super Bowl prediction: Super Bowl XLVIII Atlanta Falcons vs. the Denver Broncos. To open the season, Peyton throws seven TDs, tying the record for most in one game, against the defending Super Bowl champs. So yeah, maybe he won’t keep up that pace, but this is the best team Peyton has ever

had, the Patriots are hurting and the AFC is weak. If Peyton doesn’t make it to the big game this year, it’s all but curtains closed for the greatest regular season quarterback. As for the Falcons, this is purely off the fact that I have picked the Falcons the last two seasons and they had it both years… then they blew it. Last season, they had the Niners down 17-0 in the NFC championship game and subsequently forgot how to play football. Part of it was the fact that they couldn’t run the ball after creating that lead, but now they have Steven Jackson. He might help the run game, might not. The other is the defense, which hasn’t been overhauled but with key additions like Osi Umenyiora and Asante Samuel, they are better than last year if they remain healthy. Normally you give up on a team when they let you down over and over again. That impulse is wrong, because then they will win and make you look like an idiot. I would rather jinx them every season then let them make me feel like the way the Eagles did by getting to Super Bowl XXXIX. Contact Mac Moore, sports editor, at

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