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College welcomes new police chief Kevin Mizner five years. Staff Writer Mizner did not grow up thinking that he was going to have a successful career Kevin Mizner, director of the Hanford in law enforcement. In fact, he describes Police Academy for the past five years, has himself as the lost kid unsure of what to been appointed the COS Police Chief efdo for his life and who dropped out of colfective July 2016. lege after his second semester. Former chief since 2008, Bob MasIt was not until an Administrative Justerson, took a job as police chief in King tice class, a requirement for general eduCity. cation, that he got hooked into law enRecently, Mizner has made plans for forcement. He knew that was his calling improving the parking experience such when he went from a college dropout to as possibly updating to credit/debit carda straight ‘A’ stubased machines. He dent and later will be looking to graduating first in hire a total of three the class of 1983. full-time police ofMizner is the ficers to replace father of six chilthe substitute offidren. His older cers hired currently. brother served Mizner also wants in the Army in to raise awareness Lemoore, and and educate stunow he is proud dents regarding sexto have a son in ual harassment. Carolina lopez/The Campus the navy working Sexual harasswith ‘destroyer’ ment should not be viewed as “just college ships. They are all doing well. Including students doing their thing,” Mizner said. his daughter, Michelle Mizner, a PBS Also, Mizner doesn’t want his departnews frontline who was recently won an ment to be known as people who just give Emmy Award. out tickets. He has always been a server at heart. “We want to be a key component of Mizner said he was influenced by his fasuccess of students in this college,” Mizner ther’s teachings on ethical values and the said. “That’s what attracted me of the job. Bible. To just have that chance to make your Mizner remains active in his church. environment better. To have you feel safe For eight years now, he has taught a faithwhen walk around campus.” based rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol Mizner has extensive law enforcement users- many of which have problems with experience. He worked in the Tulare law enforcement. County Sheriff ’s Department for 24 years “We’re enemies here, and suddenly we’re as a detective, in the jail, patrol and retired sitting at the same table working for a as a captain. Mizner took a different path common goal,” Mizner said. "When I tell as an administrative minister in his local people what I do for a living, to see their church for five years. He came back to looks on their face, they give me that look COS as an officer for one year, then taught like ‘you’re a what?'” at the Hanford Police Academy where he ascended to director and worked the past POLICE CHIEF on 4»
"Hillary was way more prepared for this debate," Jonny Herrea said. "Without a doubt she knows what she's talking about."
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COS fencing buildings to keep homeless out ANDREW URENA
Damaged lockers with tagging on the surface and mysterious liquids on the ground located in the Kaweah building, one of the two main buildings being fenced to prevent homeless intruders.
STUDENTS WEIGH IN ON MONDAY'S DEBATE
FALL 2016 — ISSUE 2— SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
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There have been a multitude of problems regarding homeless people staying overnight at COS and causing damage to the John Muir and Kaweah buildings. Dean of Facilities Byron Woods knows why. "The issue really escalated when district police went to daytime patrolling hours," Woods said. Before the school district police patrolled the campus 24 hours a day, allowing for minimal activity to go on. According to Woods, budget cuts ended the 24-hour patrol on campus, causing for easy night access for anyone. Woods also suggests where the abundance of homeless people are coming from. "It's mainly due to the design and structure of the building(s) and its adjacency to the street of Mooney," Woods said. In the night, homeless people straggle off Mooney and seek shelter at COS. The Kaweah and John Muir edifices provide not only shelter for them, but outlets and electricity for their devices if they were to have any. Woods and Police Chief Kevin Mizner, who was unavailable for comment, came up with a few solutions before the fencing plan came to place. "We've kept the lights on during all evening hours," Woods said. According to Woods, the lights on at night helped, but not a lot. In the morning, Woods would receive reports almost daily about trash, vandalism to walls and lockers, urine and even feces left and caused by homeless people. Students have also discovered used condoms in the Kaweah
building lockers. "The buildings are really taking a beating," Woods said. "We needed to find a way." And that they did. "We're going to install fences and limit the access," Woods said. The cost of the fencing is going to cost roughly $25,000, that includes fencing for all three buildings: John Muir, Kaweah and Wolverton (being fenced due to breakins). The fencing will begin construction in the next few weeks. The damages caused by the homeless cannot be attributed to a certain dollar amount. "It's damages over a period of time," Woods said. "It's more of a time and effort to cleaning the building." The plan came to fruition quickly as Woods and Mizner quickly pushed for a solution. "It'll be a nice solution to our problem," Woods said. The fences will be painted gray and will be roughly eight feet high. In the morning, they will be opened for students at 6 a.m. Woods promises that students won't be affected at all by the fencing. Counseling instructor and career planning professor at COS Helen Aviles likes the new plan. "If the administration has already decided that then I'm for it," Aviles said. Aviles, hosts her classes at the Kaweah building, one of the buildings most affected by the homeless. "They're thinking about safety of the students," Aviles said. "I value safety." "A lot of the students and staff will be very pleased," Woods said.
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Students can see Moliere's Tartuffe starting Friday, Oct. 7. It will be presented at the COS Theatre.
Behind the curtain of Tartuffe
household, much to the amusement of the audience. “We’re kind of treating [Tartuffe] as a Every year the College of the Sequoias’ nice, physical comedy and also treating it Theatre Arts Department stages an adapas a classical play and also treating it as potation of a well-known play for the hungry litical satire. Those are things we just don’t masses yearning for theatrical fulfillment. get to do,” says Mangels on the decision Recent shows have included such lumito stage Tartuffe. “We did Animal Farm nous works as Dracula, the King and I, as political satire, but it wasn’t farcical and and Animal Farm. However, this year the it wasn’t classical with rhyming couplets. department has selected a more offbeat We’re always trying to find something so choice, the comedic play Tartuffe perthat the students, if they’re here for two or formed in 1664 by the French playwright three years, if they do a show every semesMolière. ter with us, they’d get out of here with four “As far as classics go, it’s probably the to six completely different things on their most famous French comedy ever written,” resume.” says director Chris Mangels. Adorned Certainly, Tartuffe presents a host of with dozens of lifelike stage-fighting unique challenges for its cast and crew, swords, Mangels’ office is located within some of whom are participating in their the darkened, labyrinthine halls of the first major theatrical production. The play’s COS Theater, where Tartuffe will eventuornately-structured dialogue consisting of ally be staged in early October. rhyming verse in iambic pentameter is not Tartuffe recounts the comedic tale of the a feature that is being taken lightly by any titular character, a supposedly pious man of the principal cast members. who attempts to ingratiate himself into “You have to be word-perfect all the the life of a wealthy man named Orgon. time,” says Brittney Burris, an aspiring The morally corrupt hypocrite Tartuffe subsequently wreaks havoc upon Orgon’s NICK JARAMILLO
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COS students react to Monday's presidential debate
Monday marked the start of the general election season with the first of three debates in Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, between Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton and Republican Party candidate Donald Trump. Arguably the most polarizing and controversial figures in some time, these candidates are stirring up political discussion that’s been unseen since the race between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan in 1980. Over 80 million people watched Monday's debate and that isn't including viewers watching via live-streams online, which would project numbers of over 100 million viewers; the Carter-Reagan debate did 80 million at best. The debate consisted of what you'd ex-
DANIEL TAFOLLA (18, CHEMSITRY) "I can care less about Hillary & Trump. Trump has good ideas but just words them very poorly."
KELCI COLLINS (24) "Hillary was professional, Trump kept stuttering and curved around every question that was asked."
pect from the two candidates. The discourse and accusations were present as expected, with audiences claiming that Trump won the first half and Clinton winning the second. Questions regarding Trump's unreleased tax returns and Clinton's email debacle unsurprisingly made their way into the debate. Trump claimed that his lawyers are giving him strict instructions not to release his taxes until they have completed audit. He also suggested that he would release his tax returns in spite of them, as long as Hillary released here 33,000 deleted emails. "I will release my tax returns, against my lawyer's wishes," Trump said, "when she releases her 33,000 emails that have been deleted," Trump said.
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"You know, I made a mistake using a private email," Clinton said in response. "And if I had to do it over again, I would, obviously, do it differently." NBC news anchor Lester Holt was also of some controversy. Viewers claim he was too soft on the candidates and failed to properly moderate the debate. Trump and Clinton consistently spoke over each other and rarely stayed under their allotted time to speak. Holt was also commonly talked over by both Trump and Clinton. The next debate will take place on Oct. 9 at Longwood University, VA. We asked College of Sequoias students who they thought performed best at Monday's debate and why, down below.
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"Trump is trying to restore traditional values, just some of the stuff he says is [nonsense]."
"Hillary was way more prepared for this debate, without a doubt she knows what she's talking about."
MARK LIAM (18, GRAPHIC DESIGN) "I think this was just a debate of pure name calling."
CESAR VILLALOBOS (20, ENGINEERING) "Hillary won. She kept her posture and was very prepared with her arguements."
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AARON MALDONADO (23, ART) "I think this whole thing is a joke!"
The most troubling climate change argument GEDAHN KASSAZ
l i m a t e change is a most unsettling concept. Whether or not you belive in it, the idea of what it entails and the consequences it would bring are down-right frightening. No one is anticipating its arrival; either because it's viewed as either inevitable or impossible. These are two distinct positions to take. Climate change deniers and believers have been at odds for decades, and the argument rages on with no foreseen halt in sight. My frustration, however, isn't so much directed towards those who believe or disbelieve. My frustration is rather fueled by the unhealthy and unproductive discourse between both sides that only results in a more desperate approach to prove the insanity and discredibility of one or the other. One particular argument trouble me the most in this persisting battle between black and white. It's an argument that fails its spokesman before it is even evangelized, because the fact that this argument is entertained stifles the progress of revealing what might be, either, the largest natural disaster that poses a threat to the habitability of our
planet, or, the most impressive hoax to date. Neither answer is worth the wait. I'm talking about the 98-percent-of-allclimate-scientists-believe-that-climatechange-is-real, argument. How the truth can emerge out of disputes is beyond me. The arguments and reasoning of both sides is bizarre, and using the 98-percent arguement-- which claims that consensus is key-- steers the conversation away from what science and the scientific method stand for. The scientific method is simple: observe a problem, question that observation, create a hypothesis as to why that problem occurs, test that hypothesis, gather results, and conclude whether or not your hypothesis is supported. Nowhere does it ask for consensus. Yet, this argument is at the forefront. Now the 98-percent number comes from a study done in 2009 from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in an online survey sent to 10,257 earth scientists by two researchers at the University of Illinois. The survey concluded that 98% of the scientists who responded agreed that climate change is, indeed, happening. Many question the validity of the survey, claiming that the percentage isn't an honest representation of the 10,257 participants it claims to have had. Climate change believers say it is telltale evidence that climate change is real. From what I see, it insinuates the notion of "who's
word are you going to take on the issue of climate change other than the scientist's"? I can empathize with that stance if that is the only information you know regarding climate change. Rationally speaking, it would be foolish of you to trust anyone else. But should people take this figure as gospel and make it the basis of their argument; even though 98 percent is resounding majority? Deniers believe otherwise. They claim it's bogus number. Much speculation has gone into the ingenuine nature of how the survey was conducted. In an article written by Forbes in 2012, by Larry Bell, it is explained that the pool of scientists that were accounted for was not 10,257; not the 3,000 that responded, but a mere 77 scientists. This sparked waves of skepticism, and speculation of cherry-picking soon followed. Another common rebuttal deniers have is the Global Warming Petition Project; a petition that claims to have had 31,487 American scientists have sign, including 9,029 with PhDs. Both sides arm themselves with consensus. The truth is, science does not rely on consensus; it never has. Science is the study of the natural world; a world and universe that existed and evolved long before we ever did, therefore never has it relied on what we deemed true or not. Science relies on the truth emerging in the face of evidence. Thus, rendering the need for an opinion obsolete because these are objec-
tive truths that cannot be refuted. It is not your opinion whether or not the sun is eight light-minutes away; it isn't your opinion that our atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78 percent), oxygen (21 percent) with traces of other gases; it's not your opinion if the world is round, and nor should it be anyone's opinion—no matter how professional it is—as to how our current climate is behaving. These are things that are discovered by precise measurement and thorough testing. So if the climate is not changing radically, there should be evidence for it and vice versa. Repeating the 98-percent argument damages the scientific process and doesn't accurately inform people on how to discover the truth. Consensus is not the end-all-be-all and should be taken with a grain of salt. This isn't an issue where two parties can come to a compromise, unfortunately. One side has to give in to the other. The disputes have existed for far too long, especially for a situation that can be proven with salient evidence that doesn't factor in the opinions of any person, of any profession, of any status. Yet, the argument persists when it shouldn't. Climate change is an issue, whether it exists or not. It's an issue of people speaking for the truth, while evidence takes a view from the sidelines.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
PREVIEW Nocturnal Animals: Fashion Designer Tom Ford Directs Sophomore Feature JOEL BARBA
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Tom Ford's newest film has been opening to critical acclaim already, winning the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival which is the second highest honor at the festival. No c t u r nal Animals stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon and Aaron Ta y l o r Johnson. An art gallery owner (Adams) who is haunted by her ex husband (Gyllenhaal)'s novel which she interprets as a threat and symbolic revenge tale. Ford's first venture into filmmaking was 2009's A Single Man, which opened to critical acclaim. Ford's experience with fashion designing really helped differentiate his film from other films of the era. It had a beautiful music score, visually strong colored cinematography and strong performances from Colin Firth, Matthew Goode and Nicholas Hoult; Firth later winning the Volpi Cup for Best Actor at that year's Venice Film Festival, a BAFTA
for Best Actor from his home country. With a knack for filmmaking, Tom Ford has managed to provide a filmography that visualy stands out amongst the dull cinematic techniques of Hollywood bloc kbusters. Nocturnal Animals which boasts both a director and screenwriter credit for Ford is definitely an i m p re s s i ve feat from someone who usually doesn't make films for a living. Abel Korzeniowski who composed the music for A Single Man is also returning for this film which is good news because A Single Man's soundtrack is so amazingly done. Cinematographer Seamus McGarvey who has held the camera behind Atonement (2007) and Anna Karenina (2012), both films earning him nominations for his work. If you like thrillers this movie seems to be an alienating cold film with that neo-noir mood throughout the film. Check it out in theaters Friday, Nov. 18.
A student at the Print Works Club works on a screen printing project.
Print Works Club: open to all CAROLINA MIRANDA
The Print Works Club, a club where everybody is welcome to enter, no matter their majors. The Print Works club, is all about screen printing, wood work, and paint work. The print club like any other club, go out and do fundraisers to raise money for their club. Jessica Robles, former president of the club and teacher, speaks on why the club uses the money. "We raise money to give out scholarships for people who are in the club," Robles said. But, giving out scholarships is not the only thing that they use for. Every summer the Print Works Club have a workshop in which they bring in famous artists who will teach them new and interesting drawing technique. Last semester the Print Works Club, had the amazing chance to work with the famous artist Sydney Cross. Print Works club president Raven Sandoval on how meeting these famous artists has helped them with their own art. "Working with famous artists and learning new techniques, the students feel like their own art work has improved," Sandoval said. Not only does the print club do fundraisers. They also go out and sell their own art, they create themselves, in school.
College continues Open Mic Night JEREMIAH NATION
On Thursday Oct. 13, COS will be hosting the second of what might become a regular Giant Open Mic in the coffee patio behind the Sequoia building. If weather does not permit it, the event will be held at Hospital Rock 133. Signups will begin at 4:30 p.m. and the show will run from 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Each participant will get to perform either three songs, three poems, or will have 10 minutes to perform whatever they wish. J.D. Garza, a faculty member, is in charge of organizing and running the open mic. He also performs in the mic, playing mostly acoustic covers. Garcia said he started the
open mic because he feels it is important that all students, “learn to have a voice, and be unafraid to express themselves.” "Our goal is to maintain an audience that is nurturing, supportive, and non judgemental.” Garza said. Although he does not censor students, as a representative of the welcome center, Garza discourages the use of profanity, vulgarity or inflammatory/ insensitive performances. If you have ever thought live performance or public speaking is something you want to explore, or you just want to enjoy a variety of 20-plus performances, come on down and check out the show to see the array of talent.
and meter that encouraged Zebulin Elliott, a theater major at COS who will be portraying Orgon, to participate in the producContinued from p.1 professional actor and current COS student tion. “I’ve never gotten to do a classical play who is playing the role of Elmire, Orgon’s before and I’ve never really gotten to do a strong-willed wife. “If you paraphrase, it’s not going to be in verse anymore because big comedy,” says Elliott. “The language in it’s poetry. You can hear if somebody is off Tartuffe is all in verse and rhyming couplets. That was rein their lines because It definitely has a lot of ally intriguing to me it doesn’t go with the rhythm. It’s hard, it’s sexual innuendo and a lot because I had never really gotten to work incredibly difficult. of, like most farces do, near with anything like But it’s so much fun!” misses of sexual misconduct that before. It’s a re“With some ally big challenge and and things like that. shows, you can paraphrase,” says Katie CHRIS MANGELS a really big hurdle DIRECTOR that I want to be able Taylor, the producto get myself over betion’s indefatigable fore moving on.” stage manager whose primary job is to enIn a bid to make the verse-saturated Tarsure the show runs smoothly. “You can say a word wrong and it’s not going to ruin the tuffe, originally set in Bourbon-era France, whole show. Whereas [in Tartuffe], iambic palatable for modern audiences, the play pentameter, you mess up a syllable, you’ve has been modernized by Mangels and just messed up the line. I mean, it’s not a company to a more familiar aesthetic. Gone death sentence, but really it impacts what’s are the powdered wigs and period costumes typically associated with works of the era, happening more than anyone realizes.” Despite the challenge of mastering an replaced by more contemporary set design esoteric style of locution, the cast and crew and props. “It’s been completely modernized,” exlargely relishes the opportunity to indulge plains Elliott. “As in, there’s characters in Tartuffe’s eccentricities. “[Tartuffe is] translated from French and walking around on their cell phones and then it’s translated into iambic pentameter, pulling out iPhones and laptops. It’s a comrhyming couplets, which I love,” beams edy from hundreds of years ago that’s been Taylor, eyes aglow with intense theatrical completely modernized and made really passion. “I’m a verse nerd. I’m an English interesting and relatable to students and major, so I’m in love with this kind of stuff. modern audiences.” According to Taylor, this modernization That’s why I wanted to work on Tartuffe. of a classic play was born partially of necesI’m like, ‘oh! That’s what I’m there for! sity. Gimme a good script, man!’” “We’re not really going to connect with Similarly, it was Tartuffe’s focus on verse France of the 1600s because those aren’t
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"Students are active outside of the club, they go out and sell their own work," said Juan Villaseñor treasurer of the club. The print works club is now planning on bringing back the Printathon. An activity that hasn't been active for years. The printathon, is where students come in and work on printing for 24-hours and get people to donate money. Juan Villaseñor is confident that the instructors are willing to help the club with the printathon that they really wish to do.
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our concerns anymore,” says Taylor. “The ter an hour and a half and you’re going to whole point of Tartuffe [is that] Tartuffe is be like, ‘I thought that was 10 minutes. I going to help Orgon essentially buy his way can’t—what did I just go through? That was into heaven and people don’t think like that so funny!’ You won’t have time to catch your anymore.” breath. It’s that quick and it’s that funny. “It’s very much traditional Tartuffe and And it’s definitely heavy PG-13.” at the same time we’re giving it a real con“A lot of people want to bring their kids temporary edge,” says Mangels. “In some and expose them to theater and Tartuffe ways, even though we’re modernizing it is not the show to do that with,” advises and making it really contemporary, it’s also Mangels. “There’s not a bunch of profanity going to feel very traditional in the sense or nudity, but it’s certainly what I would call of, it’s just a bunch of really good actors be- ‘naughty.’ It’s very PG-13. It definitely has ing really funny for two hours. That’s really a lot of sexual innuendo and a lot of, like what the show is, just a really great comedy most farces do, near misses of sexual misthat’s not dependent on elaborate sets or conduct and things like that. So, it’s fun. It’s elaborate costumes or elaborate lighting or a fun show.” sound effects. It’s really just them performDespite the racy material, Mangels is ing, which is in the tradition of the style.” confident Tartuffe will attract an audiWhile some portions of Tartuffe are be- ence among both the local population and ing altered, one aspect Mangels is keen particularly COS youthful student demoon retaining is the play’s irreverent sense graphic. of humor. While most of the productions “I think that our college students who staged at COS are of are here to see the [The audience is] going to the family-friendly show will really enjoy be laughing the whole play it," predicts Manvariety, Tartuffe is prepped to offer an because it's nonstop. It's gels. “We’re making evening of decidedly contemalways jokes, it's always [Tartuffe] more suggestive huporary so that I think funny. mor. it’ll appeal to a lot BRITTNEY BURRIS “[The audience is] of people. And we’re STUDENT PLAYING ELMIRE making it a little pogoing to be laughing the whole play belitically satirical so I cause it’s nonstop,” says Burris. “It’s always think people will come in and get a kick jokes, it’s always funny. I think they’re go- out of what we’re doing and recognize a lot ing to be incredibly surprised by some of of parallels. Even though it’s a 400 year-old the things that we’ll do. We discuss adult play, it’s not so far removed from who we themes. For our mature audiences, that’s are today.” going to be a lot of fun for them. … It’s fun, Tartuffe opens Friday, Oct. 7; tickets are it’s sexy, it’s edgy, and it’s fast.” on sale now at the COS Box Office. “[Tartuffe is] like a rollercoaster,” posits Taylor. “You’re going to get out of there af-
How much admiration should we really show "role models?" ISIAH RODRIGUEZ
Shock struck the sports world in more ways than one beginning on Thursday Sept. 22 when Indian University football player Kiante Enis was arrested for molesting a girl he admitted was “13 years or younger,” losing his full-ride scholarship along the way. Shortly thereafter on Sunday Sept. 25, we began to mourn the loss of Major League Baseball player and Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez, who tragically lost his life at age 24 in a boating accident, taking the lives of two friends as well. Then, to top it off, legendary golfer and icon Arnold Palmer passed away at age 87, leaving behind one of the greatest legacies a person could ever dream of. These three people were once looked at as major role models in people’s lives, affecting each moment with each action taken. While Fernandez and Palmer are still looked at as a pair of great athletes, Enis destroyed any thought of him being one in just a quick second. Enis at first did not know the girl was a minor. However, when he found out her real age, he continued to have encounters with her, detectives said. He is currently out on a $20,000 bail but why? Should he be someone roaming the streets after seemingly taking advantage of a young mind? This can be looked at like the case of Bill Cosby, in a sense. No, Enis did not have the “American Father” impact that Cosby did, nor did he have the same affect, but he was a hero locally, as Cosby
was nationally. However, after numerous of voices on set accused Cosby of drugging them and sexually assaulting them, Cosby faces trial. We once viewed this man as someone to go to when advice was needed, just as children watching Enis in high school wanted to grow into their favorite player. Kids would hold up signs for Enis at games, hoping to get a high five out of the tunnel, or just to say hi to him. Now, those children, as those who grew up viewing Cosby as an icon, will never see their favorite player on the field again. This goes to show how much we admire our role models, but to what extent SHOULD we admire them? We respect these great icons so much that we strive to be like them, and set the same goals they do. However, as with Cosby, the more we learn about them, the more disappointed we become. Now how does this compare to Arnold Palmer and Jose Fernandez? Both never committed an act such that Enis did, and both were widely regarded as some of the greatest to ever play the sport. Palmer was a legend in his own right, as he had many things named after him from golfing video games to iced teas. The impact he had on us and his rivalries with Jack Nicklaus, the winner of the most major golf tournaments all-time, were truly remarkable. Jose Fernandez is more of a “what could have been” as he won the National League Rookie of the Year in 2013 and began to make an impact on Cuban-Americans, showing that anything is possible when you never stop striving. It affects us mentally, just as the situation with Enis and Cosby do, however. We spend all this time admiring the greatness
not only on, but off the field. When they get taken away, or make a corrupt act, we break down, cry, and feel as if we lose a piece of us. Cosby and Enis are not the only role models-turned-monster, as Greg Hardy, a defensive-end and free agent of the NFL, was arrested for cocaine possession Monday, Sept. 26. He was sought to be the next great play-maker. Now he might not even be in the league anymore. Amy Winehouse, famous singer, was refusing to go to rehab as her addiction was too severe to overcome and took her life. She was once looked at as the world’s voice of the future at one point. What if we looked at role models as more of an entertainment and source of motivation rather than a piece of our life? Would it still have the same impact on us? People, unfortunately, die or commit crimes every day. It is ultimately apart of the life we live in. We never cry seeing a
murder or death of a stranger on television, however. When we see our favorite athlete pass on, however, we ball our eyes out as if they were one of our own family. The same goes for someone who committed child molestation, or any crime for the matter of fact. We hate them, but typically forget about them. We forget to realize that even those whom we admire and repeat our steps after can succumb to evils deeds and thoughts, and when they actually do, it destroys our mindset as if a death happened. Now this is not to say you should not respect any role-models. WWE Superstar John Cena is always involved with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and singer Sia has donated money to countless animal shelters. We should want to be like these people, but also need to remember that the “demons” inside someone can take over at any split second.
Lady Giants begin 5-2 as volleyball gears up for conference play ISIAH RODRIGUEZ
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College of the Sequoias won its game against College of the Siskiyous.
Women's soccer hopes to improve ISIAH RODRIGUEZ
The Lady Giant soccer season has taken its stride towards conference play, showing nothing but heart and determination. Ultimately, though the tough schedule to begin had them stumble out of the gate. They tied in their first game against Antelope Valley 4-4 before losing 4 straight games to Citrus (3-1), Bakersfield (5-1), Sierra (3-0) and Lake Tahoe (4-2). Head Coach Ryan Rowland-Smith, who is coaching in his 25th year, and his first season back at COS since 2011, has been pleased with the team effort and morale throughout these games. "The thing that has impressed me the most about the girls is their ability to compete and battle during games," Coach Rowland-Smith said. The team did actually begin very short in numbers, not having much players suit up from the get-go. However, those numbers have increased steadily as the season has gone along. "We did not have great numbers coming out
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He believes that these often looks of surprise may be because he does not fit the stereotype of a cop. Delia Weiss worked as the assistant for the Hanford Police Academy at the time when Mizner was an instructor. Weiss said via email that Mizner is a great man. “[He’s a] man of many ideas and can implement positive changes,” Weiss said. “He has a friendly demeanor that enables him to get along with everyone he meets, yet is more than able to discipline when needed.”
from tryouts but have since picked up a number of players," Coach Rowland-Smith said. For being a younger team, the veteran leadership of this team has stepped up, most notably Sophomore midfielder Kristen Castellanoz. "Her work rate on the field really sets the tone for the other players," Coach RowlandSmith said in an impressed-manner. Another speed block in the way of this club is the fact that each of the players and coaches have a life to live outside of soccer as well, making it hard to squeeze team meetings into the schedule. "You don't have as much opportunity to meet with your players when you have other work and life responsibilities," Coach RowlandSmith said. The expectations remain high, however, as the women continue to improve both individually and as a team. "As our fitness improves and as we start working better together, I am sure that will have some success with this group. The fans can expect to see a good level of soccer," Coach Rowland-Smith said. Mizner realizes what work needs to be done. Training will be needed at every agency should the legalization of recreational marijuana pass. Officers are well trained on alcohol- breathalyzers, inhalers, and determining the amount at which alcohol impairs a person. The same will occur with recreational marijuana. “We work through it,” he said. The previous chief and Mizner have crossed into each other’s lives. When Mizner was captain at the Tulare County Sheriff ’s department, Masterson was his lieutenant. Years later, Mizner became an officer for Masterson at COS. “Never upset the person who works for you, because you never know when you
To open up the season on Aug. 29, our Lady Giant volleyball played both Mission and Lasen, defeating them both 3-0 at the American River Classic. They were powered by the front-line, totaling 70 spikes, as well as 45 digs in total throughout both games. Head Coach Kimberly Rix, who enters her 3rd season at the College of the Sequoias, recognizes the talent displayed in front of her. “During the first two matches, our team achieved our goals of being confident and consistent,” Coach Rix said. Even though the team ultimately took victory the first two games, they dropped the next two against San Francisco and Sacramento City by a total of 6-1. They would go on a three game win streak, however, defeating West Valley, as well as divison-rivals Porterville and Cerro Cosco by a totasl score of 9-1. This does not mean the team is completely done being built, which is scary for opponents. “We need to eliminate our unforced errors and increase our point/error ratio,” Coach Rix said. Sophomore and Outside Hitter Idalis Rubalcava was dominant during the game versus Lassen, as she had 22 kills in just a three-set match. She added eight more kills in the game against Mission. She has totaled
98 kills in seven matches. Sophomore Brittany Roush, who has 117 digs on the year and Freshman Phoebe Todenhoft, who are both defensive specialists, also played a key role in the team wins. “Without their (Roush and Todenhoft) ball control, we wouldn’t have been able to be as successful as we were,” Coach Rix said. The schedule will remain competitive, as their conference games will be tough, especially during their four game road stand. However, the ladies have strength, depth, and experience at each of the positions. The determination from each girl will only add to their success. "Students can expect a very competitive season from us this year,” Coach Rix said. “The key to winning these games is to stay focused and confident, and play to our full potential during each match.” The ladies are a part of a very strong conference, but also have one of the more competent teams, as they totaled 258 kills in seven games (71 conference play) todate. They have prepared themselves all summer for the 2016 campaign, and are showing not only the students on campus, but fans across the valley that they are ready to take the next step. “The girls have been working hard since summer and are determined to fight to be at the top this year,” Coach Rix said.
Elijah Porchia earns CCCAA Player of the Week despite injury ISIAH RODRIGUEZ
During the season opener against Contra Costa, running-back Elijah Porchia dominated the opposition from the point of attack, putting up a performance that earned him CCCAA Player of the Week honors for week 1. might be working for them,” Mizner said. Masterson believes that the biggest challenge for a police chief is budget. There is money needed for car tires, security alarms, building keys, etc. Regardless of any challenges, Mizner remains resilient. “[Mizner] retired as a captain from the Tulare county sheriff ’s department for which he worked 23 years, 20 sergeants were under his command and 600 officers, he is more than qualified,” Masterson said. “Honesty, Integrity, and compassion-I definitely think Chief Mizner has all of those.” Now as the Police Chief, it is about putting into action what he taught in the classroom as an instructor. As the director of the
He totaled 178 rushing yards on 16 carries for 3 touchdowns, adding another 29 yards receiving. Another impressive statistic: This is his first game back from an injury sustained last campaign. "I am continuing to build off of it and looking forward to more big performances," Porchia said. academy, it was managing. Now it is being directly involved with law enforcement. In the years in the line of duty, never had he needed to fire his gun. He is thankful for it. Being out on the streets is a risky job. “The most dangerous exposure was getting a paper cut,” Mizner said and pointed to some figures of 100-200 officers killed every day. He is aware of the current animosity toward police officers. “Just as there are bad plumbers, bad electricians and bad doctors, yes, there are bad cops,” Mizner said. “But we work to police ourselves just as we police our communities. We have to make sure that the badge that we wear is not tarnished our own doing.”