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Tattoos embedded into our culture

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What's your destination for Spring Break? Marc Arrington, early childhood education, “I'm going to Las Vegas and I'm going to come back home early to go to miami. I plan to go speed boat racing and surfing” Kywain Reid, premed, “me and my friends are going to take a trip to Panama City, Florida” more ideas on how to spend your break, Page 3 What is the pet peeve for spring break?

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"I like to stand out by wearing rugged styles and designs."

"I like more of the urban style but adding accessories to it."

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"I like to express myself through what I wear."

It's almost Spring Break! First and foremost, I want to thank everyone that contributes to the Collegian operations. Many of you have assisted in helping us distrubute our papers and recruit. We are very thankful. This issue is centered around tattoos. This theme was the brainchild of our readers as much as our editors - early on, we found that a lot of you had tattoos and many of you were strongly against them. I know that you will enjoy what our editors have gathered for you. As Spring Break is rapidly approaching I hope that everyone enjoys their time off and I wish for everyone traveling to have a safe trip. Also, a special thanks to the clubs and organziations that contributed to our publication this issue. Clubs and organizations interested in partnering with the Collegian please contact us. I look forward to working with you all. Feel free to give us your feedback, as we are a very small staff and could benefit greatly from your suggestions and support. GPC.Collegian@gmail.com

Ashley Oglesby Editor-in-Chief

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"The better I look the happier I am"

"Ho Hey" by The Lumineers "Midnight City" by M83 "hall of fame " by The Script "can't hold us" by Macklemore "started from the bottom" by Drake "kiss you" by one direction "Suit & Tie" by Justin Timberlake "I will wait" by Mumford & Sons "When I was your man" Bruno Mars

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By Katherine Kerfoot Collegian Staff Spring Break is almost here (at last), which means we all get a break from school and homework. It’s tradition to travel if you can afford it, but some of us can’t, which stinks. So, I propose we go on a vacation of the mind, to some exotic (and maybe ridiculous) places. Location 1: Fiji Tropical (and therefore very colorful) Made by volcanoes! You can go scuba diving in the reefs!

Location 2: World’s Largest Catsup (Ketchup) Bottle in Collinsville, Illinois. Because clearly having the highest obesity rate isn’t enough for the USA, we’ve also got giant condiments. Location 3: Sanqingshan in China near Shangrao. If you don’t know where China is, every geography teacher on the planet is going to have a heart attack. A small national park that is seen as a Garden of the Gods Location 4: World’s Largest Corn Maze in Spring Grove, Illinois.

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Apparently the really creative people live in Illinois (or the people with too much time on their hands) Just imagine how lost you could get in a place like that! Location 5: The Eye of Africa in Mauritania Located in the Sahara desert, it currently stumps some academics Remember to bring water Seriously! Look these and other places up on the Internet or in guidebooks. Even though it’s not as good as literally going, imagining what you’d do at a cool place is a worthwhile activity.

Criticism of Modern American Culture By Katherine Kerfoot Collegian Staff The American Dream. Not a family with two kids living in a nice house with a dog and a white picket fence. Not anymore at least. The dream has morphed into something more malignant: living the high roller’s life with all the partying, sex, and other quirks that come with it. You can see it everywhere: in the music, the movies, television shows,

even books. Most popular culture refers to sex, drugs, alcohol, and an obsession over money. The songs rappers create. Ever see the movie The Bridesmaids? What about the television show Jersey Shore? Children grow up steeped in this toxic waste, learning that it’s okay to forgo school in favor of partying or whatever their favorite actor just did. The culture blends right and wrong, creating a perverted combination of the two. And you can’t escape from it. There is no rock you can hide

THE 411 on d- term i M s By Katherine Kerfoot Collegian Staff Midterms got you down? Wait, who are we kidding? We all hate midterms! Here are some easy ways to perk up these several weeks. Cut the Crap! Eating fatty, sugar-rich foods do not help your memory or your stress (despite how tempting that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is!). Pick up an apple (or avocado or cantaloupe or other healthy food) and fuel your body the right way. Find a REASONABLE Outlet. No, as much as we would all love to, punching a professor (or student) is NOT a viable option. Hit the punching bag instead, or hit a strong tree with a baseball bat. (That’s what I do- tree and baseball bat- but you need to wear eye protection. :P) ZzzzZzzzZzzz- Do What? That idea of “I’ll study all night the

night before and drink coffee in the morning” completely kills your grade. Deny it all you want, loves, I know you’re fighting exhaustion while you take that exam. Get some sleep the night before and be at your best. Shhhhhh! Take some quiet time before, after, or even during an exam. Try to do this really weird thing called ‘breathe’ and it’ll help you <GASP> think! And thinking means you’ll be harder to brainwash! Use those Neurotransmitters! Your body was built to take care of itself naturally as long as you eat right, exercise, and sleep. Neurotransmitters like serotonin, norepinephrine, and GABA all help with memory, mood, and anxiety. Take care of yourself to keep them at the right levels and you’ll be fine. Oh, and let’s not forget about the most important one: freakindamnitol.

under to avoid culture. It surrounds you from basically the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. Do you want no culture? Go live on an uncharted island and pray. As for me, I try to keep in mind that, despite the fact that ‘everyone else is doing it,’ I’m not planning on following the other lemmings’ butts off the cliff. After all, our generation is beginning to take over the country…

By Daniel Loero Contributor Spring break is finally here. Many are off to places like Florida or the Bahamas, but some of us will find ourselves at home this time around. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying the time off - there are things to be done in the city we call home. o Decatur Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays Frida & Diego Exhibit at the High (Free for Fulton County residents on first sat of every month) o Orchid Daze at the Botanical Gardens o Visit Zoo Atlanta (There’s a newborn baby orangutan ) o Stone Mountain (30% off family package starting March 2) o Verdi’s La Traviata is playing at the Cobb Energy Centre o Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: How the Word is Passed Dow, a Smithsonian exhibit at the Atlanta History Center

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Culture, defined by sociologists, is the beliefs, way of life, art and customs shared, and accepted by people in a particular society. Therefore, as long as people exist, culture will never stop existing. It is possible to be in several cultures at once. Being a GPC student puts you into a society, and there is a particular kind of student culture on each campus. Yet being a student is a smaller part of a larger society. Culture is ruled by norms and mores. These can be traditions handed down from generation to generation or simply an unspoken agreement on how to behave. Fringe groups will always exist, either pushing or at times exceeding the boundaries as a means of self-expression or rebellion.

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Lady Jaguars Take their first Victory on the Diamond this season By Milly Beccera Collegian Staff

After having a few tough losses in the GPC Spring Invitationals, the lady Jaguars managed to heat things up in the old diamond and take their first win of the season against Spartanburg Methodist College. Sophomore Jessie Ramines showed off her power hits with a grand slam home run deep over the left field fence kissing the ball Photo by Cheryl Romines

Women tennis team on the lookout for new players due to player injuries this season By Veejai Ashbey Collegian Staff

The GPC Jaguar Women’s Tennis Team is currently holding tryouts for a new member. Due to an unfortunate injury, there is a vacancy on the team that needs to be filled immediately. The only qualifications to trying out is that you must be a full time student (12+ hours) and you must be an experienced player. If interested,

contact assistant coach David Bennett at david.bennett@gpc. edu. There is no cost to play on the team. There are six regular season matches left, followed by the regional and national post-season tournaments. At the moment, the Tennis team is ranked number 11, and consists of four girls that are ranked in the top 50. It’s easy to see why the team is playing at this level. “As with any collegiate sport, it is competitive,” said Bennett.

goodbye. Pitcher Jordan Conwell lead the Lady Jags pitching a perfect game managing her changeups and controlling her breaking pitches. “She kept us in the game and she didn’t waste a lot of pitches” said coach Ken Deyton who actively talked to the girls and motivated them every step. By the fifth inning GPC had a lead of 2-0 when the fire quickly began to rise as fourteen Jaguars stepped to the plate and almost burned the scoreboard adding eight more runs.

The lady Jaguars battled a tough opening season after losing a Saturday game against Southern Union Community College 7-5 and having to cancel a couple of games because of weather conditions. They will be traveling to Panama City the end of February for the Gulf Coast Beach Classic Tournament and will not be playing a home game until March 19. Best of Luck to The Lady Jaguars!

Opinion: NFL Offseason talk By Veejai Ashbey Collegian Staff

With Super Bowl XLVII behind us there’s going to be ton of offseason drama that our ears will be perked up too. Moves will be made, free agents will be signed and college players will be drafted. There’s no doubt that all 32 NFL teams need to improve in some aspect but there are three teams in particular that are in serious need of talent. 3. Green Bay Packers have a lot of needs that should to be addressed this offseason if they intend to bring the Lombardi back to Titletown, the most daunting of which are on the defensive side of the ball.

The Pack’s defense improved from the bottom of the barrel in 2011; to a top ten defense this season. However, one area that they poorly faltered in was run defense. A powerful LB to complement Clay Matthews would do wonders for the front seven, and a reliable DT to help stuff the middle with BJ Raji couldn’t hurt either. 2. Arizona Cardinals In a 3-year span Arizona has cycled through roughly six quarterbacks, each one worse than the next. It seemed like every time I watched a Cardinals game there was a new face behind center that made me wonder how in the world he got to the NFL (I’m looking at you Ryan Lindley). Imagine how dynamic this team would be if Fitz had a great QB

chucking him the pigskin. The Cardinals might not have to look too far cause the answer could lay in their very own division. Yes, Alex Smith from the 49ers is somebody who can help the Cardinals fly again. 1. New York Jets are on top of this list. They need a quarterback, a running back, offensive lineman, a tight end, linebackers and wide receivers. The only thing the Jets don’t need are corners and that’s unless they don’t trade Darrelle Revis. The New York Jets last season were a complete and utter abomination (hence the butt fumble). That won’t end until they actually have a serviceable football team, which they aren’t even close to having right now.


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rehistorically, human’s used bones dipped into dye and wooden hammers to pierce the body. These expressions, known as tattoos, were often used for therapeutic reasons. Designboom.com, the first and largest independent publication dedicated to architecture and design, mentions the 1991 finding of the 5000-year-old Iceman discovered in the mountains between Austria and Italy. His name was Otzi and he had over 50 tattoos nearing his joints. Then, these markings were applied with the belief that it would heal arthritis. Today, most people do not walk into a tattoo parlor as an alternative to the doctor’s office. “My tattoo is a representation of my father who passed away from colon cancer when I was 14,” said GPC student Andrea McClacken. McClacken’s tattoo is a picture of a dove that was on a stationary card at her father’s funeral. She is not the only one who is branded for the love of a parent. GPC student, Danny Smith said he calls himself a “mama’s boy.” “Her name is Marilyn. I got her name on my chest,” said Smith. Although some get tattoos to demonstrate admiration for a person, others may demonstrate admiration for a thing. GPC student, Jamie Wheeler

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Love FORINK plans to get a tattoo based off one of her favorite video games, “Assassins Creed.” “I want the assassin’s symbol on my ring finger,” said Wheeler. “Because in the first game the assassins have to cut off their ring finger to get a hidden weapon.” Then, there are those who feel they can best express themselves with phrases. The phrase, “Everything happens for a reason,” glides down the hip of GPC student Safiya McGowan. “This is my most special tattoo because it is a quote I live by. [People] who look at my tattoos will think I’m a free spirit.” CBS NEWS reporter, Caitlin Johnson, revealed that 23 percent of college students and 36 percent of 18-to-29-year-olds have tattoos; leaving a number of the Generation X and Baby Boomers shaking their heads. “My mom wouldn’t want me to get a tattoo. She would be a little disappointed because she did not raise me to mark up my body,” GPC student, Shayah Brown said. The disapproval of permanent markings on the body by older generations may be explained by Designboom.com as a rebellion against religious beliefs. The arrival of western missionaries into the United States and the proposal of Christianity have forbidden tattoos. Leviticus 19:28 states that one should not make any cuttings into their flesh for the dead or print any

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marks upon themselves. “Some misinterpret that verse,” said GPC student, Jared Needham. “That applied years ago when demon-possessed people would cut themselves and let the blood spill on the altar. I don’t think getting a tattoo will go against my religious beliefs because so many people use it as a way to glorify God by getting crosses or bible verses.” It is possible that many no longer find the idea of marking or piercing the body as ungodly. However, Nyc24.org, New York’s guide to tattooing, reveals that after artist Spider Webb got arrested for tattooing porn star, Annie Sprinkle on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the 70’s, the idea started to become increasingly popular. It appeared that everyone had tattoos. This includes kids. The Cobb County Sheriff ’s office arrested Chuntera Napier on Jan. 19 2012 for allowing her son, Gaquan, 10, to get a tattoo. McClacken said she is not surprised. “Thirty years from now, I predict kids in middle school will be getting them,” McClacken said The tattoo trend has been steadily increasing, but some feel it will soon reach its peak. “I don’t think it will get more popular. I could see it getting old because that’s usually how trends work,” said Smith.

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They’re stored images of events, people, or phrases meaningful to the individual that has them. Collegian Staff However, tattoos aren’t popular ome refer to them as a with everyone. Some argue that form of self-expression; removing something that is others may call them meant to be “permanent” could a mistake. They’re end up being very expensive and appreciated by many and hated is just not worth the risk. GPC student, Brianna Young by most of our parents but one said, “Nothing valuable comes thing is certain about the social phenomena, once they get on from them, they’re a waste of your skin they are very hard money.” Ms. Young added that to get rid of ! And if they’re so tattoos also don’t look good in difficult to remove why would the professional world, that they anyone even want to get a may potentially harm your career opportunities. tattoo? The truth Some of course is tattoos have long may argue that been frowned upon, that depends they used to be considered tacky or Nothing valuable comes on the field you even “gang related” from them, they’re a waste go into. Many people struggle but it seems to of money. with the thought have become more of having socially acceptable, s o m e t h i n g and even a trend in permanent on recent years. their skin like GPC student Lunna Zamarron said, “As generations GPC student, Randy Gonzales progress, it will become the said, “Tattoos are permanent, norm, its personal expression. and I’ll most likely end up Obviously it’s important to you regretting it so that’s why I if you’re going to put it on your would never get one.” As you can see, there are pros and cons body.” Many tattoo fanatics consider that come with getting “inked.” them to be personal art because For some, tattoos give artistic tattoos become a part of one’s freedom, for others they end body. They have become much up being a financial headache. more than just mindless body The truth is there is no right or decoration; they are a form of wrong side; it ultimately comes down to personal preference. storytelling. By Daniella Medina

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“Ink Master.” “LA Ink.” There is no shortage of influence from tattoo-focused TV shows we have to choose from. Add to that NBA players, NFL players, rappers and rock stars, people that are viewed as role models, they all have tattoos. “People always see designs on the internet,” said Savannah McKinney, apprentice. She added, “Celebrities have them and they think it looks cute.”

Javier Rivera, tattoo artist, noted that the ribs are a popular trend right now. “It used to be the lower back but the ribs have taken that place,” said Rivera. “A lot of girls get the ribs done.” Rivera suggested that it may have something to do with being able to hide it. Although popular, K.S. Laguna, general manager, advised that students put more thought into where they get a tattoo on their body. The concern is that getting a tattoo can hurt your chances of getting a job. “If your field allows for it that’s another thing,” said Laguna.

He added, “we try to make you aware of the risk involved and how it’s going to limit the rest of your life.” Rivera advised students not to get tattoos where they cannot be covered. “Necks, hands,.. we consider them job stoppers,” said Rivera. The growing trend rises debate on the medical risk that is involved in the process of getting a tattoo. Nearly anyone can purchase equipment they need to become a tattoo artist. Rivera pleaded that students not result to at-home tattoos to keep up with the trend. “Absolutely do not do it,” said

Rivera. He added that individuals conducting at-home tattoos, “have very limited knowledge, if any about

"Necks, hands... we consider them job stoppers. cross contamination.” McKinney stated that you will not get your money worth with an unprofessional artist. “At least 50 percent of the people coming in here either have a cover-

up or want something fixed,” said McKinney. Laguna added, “a lot of people, especially with the popularity neglect the fact that it is a small surgical procedure.” He added, “It is not something that should take place in anyones home.” Laguna, Rivera and McKinney are all employers of Ink & Dagger tattoo parlor. They are "committed to providing the highest quality tattoo work available. Visit them on the web at inkanddagger.com. Shop is located at 1036 West College ave. Decatur, Ga.


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Clarkston SGA Music promotion team set holds routine to start a campus club New S.O.U.L club members take the initiative to open meetings recruit students of like interest before SGA approval By Sergio Jewell Collegian Staff As GPC begins the second-half of the 2013 Spring Semester Student Government Association regroups to tackle the important issues. On Wednesday, Feb 13 and Feb 20., Student Government Association met to discuss events, proposals and other priorities for the remainder of the 2012-2013 school term. Vice President Nibio Downer opened the meeting and briefly spoke on recent conferences held by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Downer also mentioned the issue of Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia plans to move away from funding schools based on enrollment (size of student body). BOR has made plans to instead fund schools based on performance and graduation rates. If the Board of Regents decides to follow through on the aforementioned idea it could have a huge effect on community colleges such as GPC. Concerns on the matter are on the rise due to the fact that a large percentage of students transfer through TAG instead of graduating from GPC. Senator Rodrigue Assah took the podium to address the library’s color-printing dilemma. “For years students weren't able to print their projects or some of their research information in color,” said Assah. “The only options they had were either going to a store nearby

i.e Office Depot or at the student center CN-building where they are being charged $.50/page out of their J-bucks.” Assah added, “I think that the students deserve more than that.” Assah noted that there are colorprinters waiting to be installed, and that students should have access to them in March 2013. In each of the meetings, Senate Mwoddah Habib unveiled a proposal directed at restructuring the booksale board in the CN building. Mwoddah advocated that books for sale should be assigned by course, and that the course should be identified by color index cards. She also suggested using Microsoft Excel for students who prefer searching by computer. SGA Director, Stephan Moore advised that she speak with the employees in charge of the board to present her idea and see if it’s feasible for them to act on her suggestions. Moore also spoke on the appearance of used books and recommended students be able to see the condition of a book before purchasing. Sen. Allah noted his initiative to bring back the Political Science 2101 course. If any students are interested in helping with the revival of this course stop by the Student Life office in the CN building and speak with a representative. The petition needs 15 signatures to bring the course back. Students are encouraged to attend SGA open meeting. For more information on the events or topics discussed please stop by the Student Life Office.

By Stormy Kage Collegian Staff A new student group dedicated to raising social awareness, S.O.U.L, is taking form on the Newton campus by sophomore and aspiring rap artist Justin Christian. S.O.U.L stands for Solidarity, Openness, Understanding and Love. The group began as a street promotion team. “We observed the social ills of the world,” said Christian. “A lot of music today fails to inform the public of the realistic nature of what our world is.” Christian plans to share his perspective on music with students.

The first meeting was held on Feb. 20 in building 1N room 1280. Christian gave interested members an outline of what to expect. Informative movies, documentaries and reading selections that cover issues related to the economy, health and a few conspiracy theories were the topics of discussion. Those who attended the meeting chose documentaries “Zeitgeist II” and “The Food Inc.” to start off the discussions. Christian has hopes of opening and expanding the minds of students in an environment where people can be comfortable to share their honest ideas and opinions. “Most people are blind to the worlds problems. I want us to make

a change in the world and take the steps needed to achieve our goals,” said Christian. Since S.O.U.L originally started as a musical production, members of the group are encouraged to express themselves and promote change and positivity through all forms of art be it music, drawing, dancing, photography, etc. S.O.U.L. is waiting to be approved by Student Government Association. S.OU.L meetings will be help every Wednesday at 1 p.m. For more information please contact Christian at thesoulbrothasandsistahs@gmail. com or visit the groups Facebook page at facebook.com/soulislife.

IPA use Valentine event to bring students together

By Amanda Cinquemani Collegian Staff

On Wednesday, Feb 13., the International Peer Assistant (IPA) Program celebrated Valentine’s Day with an international flavor on the Dunwoody Campus. Hai Trac, IPA member is from Vietnam. Trac explained IPA, “understands difficulties facing new international students." He added that he joined because he

wanted to help others. International Coffee Hour was an opportunity for students, local and international, to get to know one another, build a worldwide perspective, win prizes and learn about a variety of benefits offered through GPC. Deborah Dove, Program Coordinator for International Student Admissions & Advising said, “because of the success last year at the Clarkston campus and the positive feedback on the

surveys, we decided to offer the program again at Clarkson and Dunwoody." Dove added, "we are very excited about the success!” Ms. Dove also added, “these events are for the whole campus. It is for everyone to celebrate diversity, form life-long friendships, and learn about other cultures.” If you also feel a desire to get involved with this great program, IPA is accepting applications until March 1.

club is making their own ice cream.” Many couples stepped up to shoot some hoops on the basketball goals provided. Daniel Greathouse, GPC Student said, “I think its very interactive and fun. It gives me a chance to meet somebody and win a prize.” Peer Up set up a speed dating along with a informational segment about safe sex. “We are educating them on condom usage, fear of condom usage ,other forms of contraceptives and how long they last, where

to get it from, and other general sexual health questions,” said Tavia Parson, Peer Up member. Naomi Gregory, GPC student said that she expected comedy but still enjoyed herself. “I had a lot of fun and I learned a lot but I knew a lot because of the questions they asked.” Parson mentioned, “later this month we are going to have an entire seminar about sexual health when we can get more in depth.” For more information about Peer Up visit them on the web at http://www.gcapp.org/peer

Speed dating and safe sex 80's arcade day Peer Up educates students on Valentine's Day By Troi Charity Collegian Staff

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By Jahret Rainey Collegian Staff Smashing buttons and moving joysticks, Clarkston campus student center was filled with fun and excitement as students got to play some of their favorite classic arcade games on Tuesday, Jan 22. GPC Jaguar Activity Group hosted the event as part of welcome week and it was one of many highly anticipated events. “I’ve never seen or done anything like this at GPC. This is fun, it reminds me of Dave and Busters,” Karl Thomson and Sylvita Batchelor both agreed. Games such as Pacman, Galactica, Ice hockey, Frogger and other 80’s classic games were being played by students.

On Feb 14 GPC Jaguar Activity Group partnered with Peer Up (Peer Educating and Encouragement regarding unintended Pregnancy) and the Pre-Chemistry Club for a Valentines Day event on Clarkston campus. Alan Johnson, JAG entertainment chair said, “ JAG is hosted a basketball/carnival theme, you bring your date to win a teddy bear, dolphin or tiger. The Chemistry

In total, there were nine machines in which students could play and enjoy themselves. Many games were multiplayer. Two of the arcade games featured a “variety pack” which had multiple arcade games to choose from including “Joust”, “Stargate” and “Defender.” Students who attended received complimentary hot dogs, chips Commit to Complete movement designed and soda. motivate student to When students were asked what obtain their degree were their thoughts about the event date set for 80’s arcade day, Miguel Levi said March 21. PTK Chi Pi “Being a lil kid right now,” while invites all students his eyes were glued to the screen of to join. For more an intense game of Ms. Pacman. information email Alan Johnson, JAG entertainment ptkchipi@gpc.edu chair states that there will be like or visit on the web events in April for Spring Fling www.facebook.com/ Week. Activities have not yet been ptkchipi and http:// decided on. twitter.com/ptkchipi

CLARIFICATIONS & CORRECTIONS NOTICE In our Feb 13 issue, Board of Regents entrust budget committee to distribute SAF funds article we stated that of the remaining ‘working budget’ allotted to the Campus and Collegewide SAF Budgets $156,007 of it was given to the college-wide budget committee. The actual amount that was given for college-wide disbursement is $208,010.

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