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he cosmetology program is offering no-cost manicures, pedicures and haircuts on Wednesdays throughout the summer term, said Interim Program Director Jon Stull. The promotion was started at the South Valley campus to draw in more people so the students could get more experience, said Stull. During the fall and spring terms, the cosmetology lab is closed on Wednesdays so Stull wanted to make sure people were aware that the summer term is different, he said. “Wednesdays have been slow for us, so we thought offering manicures and haircuts on that specific day would help to increase the client load and practice for our students,” said Stull. The program has a 100 percent job placement record for graduates, said Stull. In the final term of the program students go into internships at local salons, he said. The salons are not required to hire the student, but they usually do., said Stull. “Every student we graduate has a job when they leave,” said Stull. see

A career in cosmetology is a different and creative career, said Cosmetology major Rebekah Huetter. Huetter was 55 when she decided to leave her day job and begin a new career in cosmetology, she said. “The instructors are fabulous. Students are nice. Clients are great. I love it,” said Huetter. Cosmetology majors Carlo Pettine and his girlfriend Celeste Romero decided to join the program together. They are planning to open a salon together someday, said Romero. The career will give them more time to spend with their children, said Pettine. “Hopefully within five to 10 years we will have our own salon established,” said Romero. The cosmetology program was established in 1999, but has remained small to keep the quality high, said Stull. Sixteen students are accepted into the program during fall and spring terms, he said. Students must complete the general education requirements before they can be admitted to the program, said Stull. “Our students are better

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Members of Stand Up For Kids at the organization’s launch event last July.

Former student opens outreach program for homeless kids By Stefany Olivas Business Manager

Former student and Executive Director of Stand Up for Kids Jennifer Fisher said she volunteers for the non-profit organization because homeless kids need more resources. She said she began looking for a way to help when she noticed homeless children at her sister’s middle school and then began volunteering at Joy Junction. When the number of homeless children became overwhelming there — she decided to do more. “We want these kids to know that we’re here as mentors and friends. We’re regular people in the community coming together to show them that people care about them,” said Fisher. The main initiative for the

Albuquerque Stand Up for Kids branch is to help homeless children find a stable home and finish school, said Fisher. The non-profit also helps provide food, clothing, hygiene supplies, a place to stay and resources for any kind of mentorship the kids may need, she said. “It’s important to show them other ways to deal with their situations because they feel unhappy. They need to know that security is there,” said Fisher. Many of the children the organization reaches out to have lost their parents or had unhealthy home lives and ran away, she said. “We act as mentors for the kids and their parents, and work with APD if the kids are in any type of danger,” said Fisher. The community needs to be aware that not only adults suffer from

homelessness, she said. “They are kids who are too young to get a job, too young to defend themselves, and often are having overwhelming situations at home,” she said. Members of the organization are working to find permanent office space, transition from their winter to summer supplies and prepare for an upcoming July event which will have music, food and games for the kids at no charge. “We want to give them everything they need, but right now we are at very limited resources. If we can’t provide it, we’ll find someone who can,” said Fisher. The outreach team meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. in Parking Lot A at UNM. The trained volunteers determine where they have seen the most homeless kids and work see

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rising cost of college, coupled he said. with the decrease in free aid, Griego said he felt that has created fewer opportunities students needed more than just for people to move into a higher grants and loans for success; wage bracket, he said. reliable transportation, health “We absolutely need to do care and a secure source of basic something about the predatory necessities are very important as student loans,” said Griego. well. Graduates entering the As an Albuquerque city public sector should have their Councilman, Griego pushed for student loans forgiven, a policy better and more available public enacted in many other countries,

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For those who don’t know, June is GLBT (that’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender) Pride month. That’s right, we get a whole month to revel in our secondclass citizenship “aberrant lifestyles” and celebrate our victories in the fight for equal rights plan out the next stage in our bid for world domination via our Gay Agenda. We’ve made some great strides toward equality in the past year, from the September repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell to the much more recent May 31 finding by the federal court that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. In case you’re unclear, that basically means it’s on shaky ground and is being shipped off to the Supreme Court, where it stands a chance of being repealed as well (the current makeup of the Supreme Court not withstanding). And while we still have a long way to go beyond marriage equality, it’s finally starting to feel like we’re getting over that final big hurdle and there’s just a few laps between us and true equality full conversion of all heterosexuals into unnatural lifestyle choices. But all joking aside, we’re living in a time of great change. I’m actually starting to believe that I might see the day when I can marry the man I choose and not need to spend $10,000 in various legal fees in order to ensure he’s protected in the event of my death ($10,000 heterosexual couples save when they say, “I do,” by the way). So why does one question keep bothering me: what next? After the dust has settled on the arguments and the legislation, after we’re done calling it “gay marriage” and simply call it what it is: marriage (seriously, I didn’t “gay write” this opinion piece, nor did I “gay e-mail” it to my editor); when equality has been achieved and there’s nothing left to fight for, what happens? For so long the GLBT community has existed as the “other” in society. Hell, we were founded on it. We were recognized and rejected for being different, and so we found each other and built a community on that difference. We didn’t want or choose to be different, we were condemned by a society that labeled us as such, and so we did the only thing that we could: we took that label and turned it around. We took pride in being the other. We celebrated it, reveled in it. So, what are we when we’re suddenly stripped of it? When society finally accepts the other, what does it become?

Sociological debate aside, a friend recently pointed this out to me. Once we’re accepted, will there be such a thing as a “gay bar” anymore or, like “gay marriage,” will they simply be called bars? He kind of has a point. Gay bars started as havens from a disapproving society that would sooner kill us or lock us up for being deviants than look at us. It’s hard to find people who support the holocaust, but if you polled people in the 1940s on their thoughts about homosexuality, you’d probably find disturbingly similar sentiments to those of Hitler, he just took it a step further. Hell, you can find those sentiments alive and well today on the internet, just look at some of the responses to articles posted on CNN.com. So, without the need for a haven, does the need still exist for gay bars? The same could be argued of gay bookstores, and look how many of those remain today. Sure, you can argue that gay bookstores are dying out as a result of competition from online retailers and gay bars have long since dropped their “haven” status, but to bring this diatribe back to the point, what of gay pride? Can you still celebrate the other when the other no longer exists? Personally, I believe the answer is yes. It’s important to make a distinction between equality and assimilation. Did women want to become men? Did blacks want to become whites? Look, we’re not straight, and we don’t want to be straight, we just want to be treated with the same respect and dignity afforded the rest of the country. It seems a simple enough statement and yet, even now, part of me cringes at the thought that someone may read those words and somehow try to turn this around on me. My point is that equal treatment does not mean you can’t be proud of who you are or where you come from. It doesn’t mean that you can’t go to a social setting where like-minded individuals congregate, or read a book aimed at a specific target market with a single, unifying trait. There will always be gay people (and lesbian, bi, trans, etc. It’s a blanket statement). And while we might not always need to fight for our rights, it doesn’t mean we should forget those who did and their struggle. Pride is about not only oneself, but the GLBT community and its history. We’re here, we’re queer, and we always will be. Happy Pride, everyone.

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Sun Cat Chit-Chat By Scott M. Roberts Photojournalist

Who is your favorite superhero and why?

Edward Leon - Radiological technology

Spider-man, because he has been my favorite since I was a kid.”

Christopher Pope - Political science

Batman by far, because he is just a regular guy with money who goes out

at night with a suit and beats up people and has really cool toys and a car.” Brandon Ridge - Architectural drafting

Deadpool, because he is a bad-ass.”

Fidel Gonzales - Mechanical engineering, Refrigeration, Architecture

Spider-man and Superman, because they show character of people that care

for the world and the way it is.”

Brian Lockhart - Heating and air-conditioning

The Hulk, because everyone has the mild-

manner way until pushed to a certain level then ‘Rawr.’”

Latonia Walker - Surgical technology

The Hulk and Thor, because the Hulk is big and just wrecks stuff and

I like Thor because of his hammer and what he does with it.”

Joshua Riley - General studies

The Incredible Hulk, because he’s not a good guy or

bad guy, if you piss the Hulk off you get Hulk foot.”


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Albuquerque Com Tommy Yune - Comic Writer What are your thoughts on the Albuquerque Comic Expo? “Here is one thing that’s really nice about Albuquerque and especially the expo, the folks that are running around here aren’t jaded; they are very mellow.” Favorite projects? “Anything related to Robotech, I love all it all.”

Mike Grell - Writer/Artist What do you think of the Albuquerque Comic Expo? “It’s been a good show so far. For being only in its second year, this is a good sized show. The people here have been great to me. I’ve had a lot of folks come by here and have some great conversations.” Who’s your favorite super hero? Green Arrow followed by Captain America. Who would win in a fight? “There would be no competition at all. Captain America has the super strength, while Green Arrow is just an ordinary guy who shoots an arrow, really. Cap would kick his ass!”

Roman Morales - Artist Morales said he is glad he rejoined the comic book world after spending time in the Marine Corps and retiring from the police force. He applied much of his experience with him in when working on “Fugitivos De La Ley.” “I did comics in the past with Chaos and Marvel. I retired and got back into comics and now I’m sitting here doing what I love to do,” said Morales. Red or green: ”I’m a green chile guy from California. Come on!”

Kevin Sorbo - Actor Who would in in a fight-Thor or Captain America?: “Hercul- Oh. Thor would beat Captain America.” Favorite role: “I love Captain Dylan Hunt from Andromeda, but Hercules is where it started for me. I had a blast. We had a 12-year run. Not very many actors get that kind of a break. We had a lot of laughs on set.” Sorbo said his most interesting role was “Julia X 3D” where he played a serial killer who finds his victims via internet dating sites. “There was a weird scene in there where I was burying one of my victims. I had a gravesite I had to take her to and I pulled her out of the back of the van and I’m supposed to just dump her body unceremoniously into this pit. But instead I bent over and cleaned the face off -- didn’t tell the director but he kept the camera rolling -- and I kissed the dead corpse. The director definitely kept that,” said Sorbo. “I told my parents they’re not going to be able to watch this one.”

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Grand Prize winners: Chris Whyman and John Ramsey How long did the costumes take to make? “We made it from scratch. It took about 6 months all together. Hopefully we’ll keep evolving them and win again next year.” Chris Whyman “I thought we’d place as a team but I did not think we’d win the whole thing. It originally started by us wanting to do a red versus blue situation, and it evolved from there. We wanted to stay true to how we actually make them” John Ramsey “I wanted to incorporate Star Wars and use light sabers next time. Everything besides shoes and swords are made from scratch.

Judges Choice Award: Former CNM Student Dustin Kiska What inspired your costume? “It’s one of things that is unthinkable. You can’t buy this in a store. This is larger than life, so I had to shrink it down to make it life size.” How long did it take you to build? “It took me a month to build and month to think about how to engineer it together.”

Comic Winner: Greg Brittelle What inspired your costume? “I read comics my whole life and Captain America has always been my favorite. I came last year and saw the costume contest going on and I got really excited about it. I said to myself, ‘Next year I will definitely enter.’”


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Adam Baldwin - Actor “This is my first time in Albuquerque, besides flying in. It’s hot and dry, but I had a beautiful meal last night with green chile and whipped potatoes that were awesome,” said Baldwin. Favorite superhero: “Superman or Captain America, although Iron Man has been kicking butt recently.” Favorite past projects : “Full Metal Jacket,” “My Bodyguard,” “Chuck,” and “Firefly.” “It’s hard to choose because they’re all so far apart in time. They’re just little mile markers along the way.”

Jim Kelly - Actor Thoughts on Albuquerque Comic Expo: “I’ve been to the expo before. I love it. My favorite thing is meeting all my different fans.” Favorite past projects: “Of course, ‘Enter the Dragon’ with Bruce Lee, but my favorite of all is my own ‘Black Belt Jones’.”

Scott Phillips - Director/Writer Thoughts on Albuquerque Comic Expo : “ACE saved my life. I was miserable for a while, but I’ve met all kinds of people who have talked about how much they like what I’ve written. This young couple came by with their seven-year-old son and said I inspired him to start writing his own stories. Inspirations: “My brothers are a lot older than I am and they used to drag me to the drive-in when I was kid. So I saw a lot of monster and science fiction movies. I don’t think they really understand what I do now though.” Phillips said he is most excited for a miniseries he has been working on called “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars” and “Logan’s Run.” His favorite past project is “Drive” which was named “The Best American Martial Arts Movie Ever Made” by the website KungFuCinema.com.

Nei Rufino - Colourist

Rufino said that this is her first time at ACE and so far it has been a good experience for her. She helped color the exclusive expo poster and said she could not stop laughing the entire time. Inspirations : “It’s my own taste in things. I’ll put elements of something I’m influenced by and I add my own styles.” Red or Green : “Definitely green. One thing I must do when I come to Albuquerque is have chile in something. I’m jealous it’s even a topping at Dominoes for you guys.”

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Movie/TV Winner: Pre-Nursing Major K’Dawn Butle Why did you pick this costume? “It’s my favorite Disney movie. As soon as it came out I watched it all the time. It took a week total to put together. When we found out about the contest we picked out these costumes because they were the most work.” How long did it take you to make? “The dress took a week by itself to make from scratch.”

Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Winner: Ashley Baker What inspired your costume? “I’m really a fan of the steampunk genre. I shopped at Goodwill and other garbage places to make my costume. I came up with the costume myself. She’s an adventurer, pirate, always moving from one place to the next. I’ve worked on this costume before. It’s more elaborate than it used to be. I love it. I think it’s futuristic but Victorian, I just love it.” How long did it take you to put the costume together? “It took about a month total to find all the materials and put it together.”

Anime Winner: Former student Julia Harris What inspired this costume? “The steampunk aesthetic is incredibly gorgeous and interesting, and I absolutely love the Sailor Moon anime. I had the wig made a few years ago, so I thought it would be great to combine them and I’m really happy with the result.” How long did it take you to make? “It took me about three weeks to design and construct it all ­­— the moon crystal jewelry, guns, gas mask, hat, sailor bows, collar — everything!”


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The CNM/Job Corps dual enrollment program offered at the Albuquerque Job Corps Center helps struggling high school and college students to enroll in trades programs with paid tuition, said Business Community Liaison and Counselor Dr. Emily Salazar. Job Corps assists students in preparing for the Accuplacer placement test, meeting with advisers and going through the orientation and enrollment process, said Salazar. “If they’re between the ages of 16 and 24, we accept them into our programs. If they need a high school diploma, we have our own charter school. We have our own GED program and testing site. We have dorms and complete medical

services available to students,” she said. Job Corps handles everything and the counselors help students complete a program at CNM, said Patient Care Tech Teresa Begay. “Honestly, I don’t think I would have been able to do this on my own,” she said. Begay said that living on site has benefitted her because of the workload involved in the Health Occupations program. Attending CNM classes is mandatory so that the counselors are able to distribute bi-weekly allowances, she said. Job Corps gives the option of enrolling in this program to those who are willing to attend the classes, are generally well-rounded and have no previous disciplinary issues at the center, said Begay.

“I don’t see anyone failing out of the program, the counselors here at Job Corps help them get through classes, buy books, understand their schedules and pretty much do everything,” said Begay. She said the only reason students might fail a class is by not attending classes and not doing their homework. Currently there are 415 resident students at Job Corps and 50 students enrolled in the dual enrollment program, said Salazar. There are students attending South Valley, West Side, Montoya and Main campuses. Transportation is available to Job Corps students in internships or medical assisting programs, as well as those who attend the various campuses around Albuquerque, she said. “We help the students concentrate on their studies

by having them not worry about tuition costs, text books, registration planning and trying to find a place to live,” she said. Part of the reason the program is offered is to help the students become independent, Salazar said. Students who are in the dual enrollment program are encouraged to find alternative transportation to better develop a sense of independence. “Since everything is paid for by Job Cops, I’m able to concentrate on the self-paced Office Administration Tech and try to finish early so that I’m able to begin classes at CNM,” said Nursing program student Thomasita John. To find out more about the opportunities Job Corps provides and how to apply, visit albuquerque. jobcorps.gov.

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at what they do, and they are so prepared because they are used to approachable,” said Knipprath. studying,” said Stull. The cosmetology lab is open CNM’s small class sizes and Monday through Friday throughout experienced instructors have helped the summer term, said Stull. The nurture dreams of salon owner- lab is in the South Valley campus ship, said Cosmetology major Jessica and opens at 9 a.m. on a walk-in Knipprath. Knipprath returned to basis. All services must be paid in school after working in the com- cash, said Stull. munications field, in which she has a To get more information on bachelor’s degree, to pursue what she the cosmetology lab services, call has always wanted to do, she said. 224-5034. “All the instructors are so good

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Continued from Page 1 in pairs to tackle those areas. “We’ll have as much food as possible, water and hygiene packs. The outreach phone is always on and people are available to talk and find help,” said Fisher. Working with this organization has been overwhelming at times for Fisher, but she said it is always rewarding, especially after outreach. The kids are always grateful for a small snack, which is often their

dinner and just to have someone to listen to them, she said. “I wanted to tell them how much I could relate to some of their feelings, but they don’t necessarily want to hear that. They just want to talk to you and they want you to listen. It’s a feeling that you don’t experience every day,” said Fisher. For information on volunteering with Stand Up for Kids, email jessicaf@stanfupforkids.org.

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vying for the open congressional seat, he said. “They did it all themselves, it was the biggest and best debate of the race,” said Griego. When the students went to get permission for the debate they were told that having political events on campus was against policy, he said. “So we were learning about U.S. politics, the Constitution,

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June 12 - June 18, 2012

In honor of Gay Pride Month the Chronicle asked some of the guests at ACE their thoughts on the upcoming marriage of Northstar and his long-time boyfriend Kyle, and of the news that Green Lantern member Alan Scott will be coming out as gay.

Sean Becker - Director of “The Guild”

Andy Kuhn – co-creator of

Herb Trimpe – co-creator of Wolverine “Why not? Everybody else is! I think it’s cool – it’s definitely cool.”

“Firebreather” “I think that it is awesome. I don’t follow either of those comics, but anything for more diversity in comics is great.”

“I’m in support of both of them. I think it’s great for the comic industry to acknowledge in the superhero community that that would exist. It’s interesting to see all the backlash about it though. What upsets me are that people that are upset about their kids reading comics with a gay superhero. So I think it’s great for the comic industry and for the gay community as well.”

Len Wein

- co-creator of Wolverine “God bless ‘em! Good for them, I think everybody’s entitled to a happy life!”

Billy Garberina – Director of “Necroville,” “I HEART U” “I’ve never been one to poo-poo an alternative lifestyle, and what two be-muscled, hairy beautiful human beings do in their own sweaty love-shack is not for me to judge. As far as GL coming out – one of the best things about dating a human being who can make object at will from his imagination that’s got to be the most intense sex you’ve ever had. He can make dongs that are huge or small or ribbed or plugged or shunted or gunted…I think everyone should date a Green Lantern.”

Nei Ruffino – colourist for Zenoscope and DC Comics “I think it’s a gimmick. It’s just a gimmick to sell more comics. It will probably help the gay community though.”

Ben Templesmith

- artist of “30 Days of Night” “I think it’s a marketing gimmick designed to sell more comics. A benefit of it may be that it brings a little more attention to gay rights and gay issues. I’m not gay, but I support gay rights. But I think this is just a marketing gimmick by two large corporations.”

By Jyllian Roach Managing Editor PHOTOS BY SCOTT M. ROBERTS AND JAMES ROACH

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Southern New Mexico Pride Festival Pioneer Women’s Park, Las Cruces. 15th - 17th. Gay Train to Lamy 5:45 p.m. Santa Fe Southern Railway.

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New Mexico Gay Santa Fe Pride Men’s Chorus Parade and “There’s Only Us!” Friday Festival 11 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Saturday 7:30 p.m. Hiland Theater in Railyard Park. Albuquerque, Sunday 4 p.m. Greer Garson Theater Santa Fe. 22nd - 24th.

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Pride Idol – 9 p.m. at Sidewinders Bar, Albuquerque.

Pride Idol – 9 p.m. at Sidewinders Bar, Albuquerque.

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Southern New Mexico Pride Festival Pioneer Women’s Park, Las Cruces. 15th - 17th.

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Swim and Spin Pool Party noon, The Lodge, in Santa Fe.

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Skate Party, 7:30 p.m. Rocking Rollers Skating Rink, Santa Fe.

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Candlelight Vigil 7 p.m. Morningside Park, Albuquerque.

Black & White Party to benefit Santa Fe mountain center’s Bully prevention and LGBTQ programs – 8 p.m. at the La Posada de Santa Fe Ballroom and Garden.

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