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By Vorani Khoonsrivong

Men’s baseball off to a solid start PAGE 7

New eatery all about the cheese PAGE 6



NEW ERA, NEW EDITOR: Summer Migliori runs the table for the Writers’ Guild during Club Rush on Feb. 4.

“Artifact Nouveau” is a literary magazine allowing students, faculty, employees and alumni to channel their creative outlets through writing and art. The recent edition to hit campus, though, is looking a bit different. The magazine is published by the Writers’ Guild of San Joaquin Delta College. The goals of the Writers’ Guild include critiquing and giving feedback for writers, networking and providing a creative and fun outlet. Issues for “Artifact Nouveau” are published once a semester. The magazine began its makeover last Fall with a new advisor and members, modification of the magazine’s title and redesigning the magazine layout. “Last semester, the amazing Paula Sheil left the club to devote time to other projects. Hence, in Fall 2014 we had a new advisor and coincidentally, all new members,” said faculty advisor Sarah Antinora. Antinora also said this was the first time — she knew of — the club was involved with the entire process of produc-

ing the magazine. “That experience has made us a very tight-knit group,” said Antinora. All officers in charge of producing “Artifact Nouveau” are all new members to the club. “We essentially had to start from scratch since none of us had been officers before, or even part of Writers’ Guild! I didn’t know it was a club until I was approached and asked to be the president,” said Editor in Chief Summer Migliori. In terms of the magazine’s name, members wanted the modification to reflect the changes going on with the club, according to Migliori. “Artifact has always been a staple of Delta’s English community. It also serves as an outlet for many members of the faculty and the student body. Through consecutive meetings of mulling over what to do with the Artifact name, we just decided that it was time for a fresh start,” said Migliori. Page layouts were redesigned and featured recipes and activities and the entire publication was printed in color. “The current club is committed to producing the highest quality issue pos-

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Youth voters expected to decrease for 2016 election By Armel Henderson

Lyft quick, reliable way to get a ride PAGE 5

we can accomplish and it’s something that will train our workforce so that we can compete with anyone in the world.” The proposal could possibly impact nine million students and save individuals close to $3,800 a year. Under the plan, students must maintain a 2.5 grade-point average (GPA) over half of a three-semester trial period in which the federal government will cover $3,800 and states willing to participate are expected to cover the rest of the remaining funds. “I’m already set with financial aid, but in somehow I exceed the amount of credits. I’d definitely take advantage of two years free of community college,” said Delta student Danny Franco. “Qualifying would be easy, I already maintain above a 2.5.”

The number of youth voters has decreased drastically since 2012 and projections expect to decrease even more into the 2016 election season, according to National Public Radio (NPR). Studies show more youth ages 18-24 vote morewhen there is a savvy campaign being ran, according to NPR. For example, the 2008 election of President Barack Obama had one of the highest voter turnouts in history. “It’s because Obama is a young president. It’s just like pastors of churches, they bring in youth that fits their style of preaching,” said Delta student Everett Hazard. “An estimated 22 million Americans under the age of 30 voted in the 2008 presidential election,” according to the Independent Voter Network (IVN). With a 51 percent turnout rate, youth voters comprised 18 percent of the electorate that year, said IVN. “The share of the electorate actually rose in the 2012 presidential election to 19 percent, despite the number of youth voters decreasing to about 20 million,” said IVN. Student Beau Courtroul identified reasons the youth vote may be down.

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UPCOMING Deadline to apply for scholarships in the 2015-16 school year is March 2. Applications must be turned in at the DeRicco Building’s Financial Aid & Veterans Services window.


Obama proposes free education By Alexis Bustamante

President Barack Obama’s new educational proposal has a mass of college students at ease. His plan: two years of free community college. It’s a lifesaver to people who don’t qualify for financial aid or Board of Governors waiver fee. The proposal means a five-percent increase – or $3.6 billion – in discretionary education funding, up to $70.7 billion from the current $67.1 billion in 2015, according to U.S. News and World Report. “Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see is the first two years of community college free for everybody who’s willing to work for it …,” said Obama in a briefing from Airforce One in January. “It’s something



Issue 8 • Feb. 6, 2015 •

AMERICANS TAKE SNIPE AT MOVIE Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ brings controversy to theaters By Megan Maxey


s Americans, we often become ignorant to events happening every day to our soldiers overseas. Oscar-nominated “American Sniper” is Clint Eastwood’s military film starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, who served as a United States Navy SEAL and was the most lethal American sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills. The events in this film can be described as traumatizing, by showing women and children being shot, as well as many other graphic war scenes. The story tells viewers the life of Kyle, his hardships with his SEAL brothers, his relationships with his wife and children, as well as his experience with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are many Americans who support the troops and are involved

in some way with the military, however; many people go about their normal lives never knowing what impact war has on American soldiers who protect our country. “The experiences that they went through were real. War is a real thing, PTSD is very much a real thing, and that is something American soldiers who have fought in the Middle East know and live with every day,” said Delta student Mariah Gomez. Millions of people have gone to the theaters to see the much-anticipated film. Some were taken back by the events that took place. Many viewers took to social media sharing both positive and negative reviews. While many people enjoyed the Eastwood’s movie, others didn’t. Filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted: “Snipers [are] cowards, Will shoot u in the back. Snipers aren’t heroes. And invaders worse.” Other American’s began to post ir-

rational and racist statements against the Middle Eastern race. In this case, it’s overlooked that the villianous characters in the film are radicals and don’t represent all people from the Middle East. Many are claiming “American Sniper” is Hollywood’s glorification of murder. Being a sniper can be looked at as one of the hardest jobs in the military. It truly is a kill or be killed profession. No matter how you feel about foreign policy, the war, or anything else, every American walking out of this movie theater can feel a sense of pride and patriotism one could only feel in the United States of America. Kyle and millions of other American soldiers spanning across continents and decades have given their lives for your freedom, my freedom and our children’s freedom. This movie, despite the controversy, is a tribute not only to Kyle, but also to veterans everywhere.

Final decision for ever after to come Gay marriage question nearing end with Supreme Court review By Brian Ratto


rowing up as a gay male during the late 1990s and 2000s in the United States wasn’t easy. I faced bullies, got in fights almost weekly and had few role models to look up to. I also knew I couldn’t get married, as same-sex marriage nation wide was illegal. Currently 36 states and the District of Columbia legally recognizes same-sex marriage in the United States. This is far from when the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBTQ+) community started. The Minnesota Supreme Court first ruled in 1971 that laws banning same-sex marriage didn’t violate the Constitution. The view on marriage was still that of one man and one woman. Also happening then: some states banned homosexuality in general. In 1993, the Hawaiian Supreme Court ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, but same-sex marriage wasn’t made legal. Legality finally came to the United States in 2004, with Massachusetts leading the way. After same-sex marriage became legal in one state, some cities and counties nationwide began issuing same-sex marriage licenses. It was not until March 2008 that the Supreme Court of California legalized same-sex marriage.   Opponents challenged the ruling that California’s legalization, an intiative known as Prop 8, was placed on the Nov. 2008 ballot. After many rallies, heated debates and countless arguments, Prop 8 passed stopping same-sex marriage in the same year it began. Marriage equality started to make progress, though, and by 2010 five states allowed it.

A case claiming California’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional was taken to the Ninth district appellate in late 2010, leading to the ruling being overturned in 2013. More slowly states are starting to continue to legalize same-sex marriage. Opinions on the matter began to change for the better. National polls taken since 2011 show a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. In 2013, the Federal law stating the government didn’t recognize same-sex marriage was challenged with United States v. Windsor and the Defense of Marriage Act. This case was heard by the United States Supreme Court and Federal recognition began. Since the Windsor victory, various states have made same-sex marriage legal. In January, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear four cases on appeal from the Sixth Circuit Court. The cases are on whether states may constitutionally ban and, or refuse to recognize same-sex marriages performed in another state. The final briefs are due April 17. The time has come for same-sex marriage to be legalized nationwide. Marriage is viewed as a fundamental right in the United States. Giving that right to all LGBTQ+ people would make me and others no longer feel like a second-class citizen. This will change the way that LGBTQ+ people are viewed, similar to when interracial marriage was legalized. If the rulings are handed down in favor of samesex marriage then the United States will join the 17 countries that have already legalized same-sex marriage.

THE COLLEGIAN SPRING 2015 PRODUCTION STAFF EDITOR IN CHIEF Jermaine Davis NEWS EDITORS Alexis Bustamante Vorani Khoonsrivong OPINION EDITOR Richard Reyes ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Zachariah Merces-Spindler SPORTS EDITOR Robert Juarez FEATURE/SOCIAL MEDIA EDITORS Megan Maxey Midori Morita SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Orlando Jose SENIOR STAFF WRITERS Eric Carranza Sean Mendoza Santana Juache Brian Ratto STAFF WRITERS Frank Allen David Arnold Eddie Bradford Jr. Carmen Cruz Armel Henderson

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Issue 8 • Feb. 6, 2015 •

Waiting for an anticipated fight to happen By Jermaine Davis


oxing has been searching for a fighter who can bring much needed excitement to the sport. The heavyweight division has declined rapidly with less than a handful of competitors for fans to choose. However, the ever-so controversial undefeated WBC and WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather has continued to keep boxing fans on edge. The 33-year old from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has won 10 titles in four different weight classes and is a fivedivision world champion. He’s also won Best Fighter at the ESPY Awards in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-2014. Unfortunately, being a world-class celebrity boxer can have its ups and downs in someone’s personal life. Mayweather’s promotional team, named “The Money Team,” is known for partying like rock stars. With Mayweather’s love for beautiful women, cars and houses, it seems like the champ can’t stay out of the media headlines. Allegations of abuse from multiple women and his flashy “I Rule The World” attitude on Instagram, have many people concerned that the champ cares more about living a rapper’s lifestyle, than being the best fighter pound for pound. “He’s a good fighter but his cocky attitude makes me not like him,” said Delta student Javier Sanchez. Mayweather started his fighting career with an amateur record of 84-6, winning national Gold Gloves championships in 1993, 1994, and 1996 and now has a chance to become the first professional fighter to end his career with a record of 50-0.

The closest person to reach that plateau is Rocky Marciano, who finished his boxing career with a record of 49-0. Even with all of his success in the ring, there is one question everyone wants answered: When will Floyd fight Manny Pacquiao? Many believe Mayweather is avoiding Pacquiao. This fight was originally supposed to take place on March 2010. Due to diffilculty of coming to terms with a contract agreement, boxing fans are still waiting on the bout five years later. Do you want to see these two fighters get in the ring? For fans, the answer is yes. On Jan. 27 both men were seen in attendance at a Miami Heat basketball game. During the halftime festivities photographers snapped photos of them having a discussion, which the entire sports world anticipates surrounded around scheduling the fight. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum has been catching most of the flack for the decade delay. Oddly enough Arum managed Mayweather for most of his career until the two parted ways in 2006. This raises the question … are Arum to blame for this fight taking too long to develop? Is HBO and Showtime (the two television companies that have contractual obligations with the fighters) to blame? Or is Mayweather at fault for wanting 60 percent of the fights earnings? No matter who’s behind the curtain controlling the fight, most boxing fans believe this fight must happen in order for Mayweather to be solidified as pound for pound the best fighter in the world.

What does cheating mean to you? By Zacariah Merces-Spindler


debate, along with accusations of cheating and foul play, circulated all mediums these past few weeks with “Deflategate.” The New England Patriots are suspected to have slightly deflated 11 footballs in the team’s playoff game versus the Indianapolis Colts. The balls were suspected to have been deflated to allow the quarterback to grip the football easier and improve passing capability for the Patriots. But moving past the scrutinized differences in air pressure inside of balls, what is cheating really? It’s typically a word associated with one breaking a pre-established rule in order to gain an advantage through trickery or deception. And what about other forms of cheating instances in and out of sports? Take steroids in baseball for instance. Players illegally boost their testosterone to become stronger and faster, but ultimately do so to hit home runs more consistently. But how about the players using steroids to boost their recovery time and healing their body faster? Minor leaguers and college athletes who juice but never see the big stage in the majors.

Are they too cheaters? You still have to be talented enough to hit the ball, and that’s one of the most difficult feats to accomplish in all of sports, especially in the time of such great pitching. How about tests in school that allow the use of prewritten notes to “cheat” and increase likelihood of passing. Some teachers allow for open book and note tests. It’s not often, but there are many. Imagine a student takes a test and has notes written on small slip of paper to help cheat to pass, but instead still fails said test. What has the cheating become? Is it a botched effort or is it no longer cheating because the result was not of victory. Take also a relationship when one mate engages in an affair with another person. Is the act truly cheating when only an agreement of trust and loyalty was broken? All that is gained is pleasure via another person, and some couples maintain some sort of open relationship. Are those people cheating? How about models in pictures who are Photoshopped to alter any imperfections to increase sex appeal and beauty? Is that cheating? Maybe the world is looking

at cheating in the wrong way by criminalizing the act to felony status rather than its often rightful place as a misdemeanor. The attempt to cheat is to gain an advantage to improve possibility of success, and to succeed is the ultimate goal in all things. In life many do cheat by lying or creating illusions of themselves to better increase odds of obtaining a job. The only loser is the one who doesn’t get that job, and who’s to say they’d get it if the other didn’t pad their resume or interview with deception. And in sports, what used to be considered cheating was simply gamesmanship. Case in point: Stickum before it was banned to help players catch easier. In baseball when a team knew an opposing player was an incredible base runner they’d water down the dirt in-between first and second base. Or even releasing some air pressure in a ball to help a quarterback grip it better in cold 10 degree weather. To win, that’s the point, and sometimes without winning you can’t afford to eat. And as the great Al Davis once said: “If you aren’t cheating, you’re not trying.”

PILLOW TALK 101 With Jermaine Davis

Spoiling that special someone, while balling on a budget


t’s 2015, a new year that brings new opportunities for you to evolve as an individual. Make New Year’s resolutions that will more than likely be broken, and try to make a connection with someone that will lead up to Valentine’s Day. Yes, ladies and gentlemen that day of mixed feelings and emotions is upon us. February 14 is a special day for women. For men? Not so much. Showing emotions over chocolates and flowers isn’t something men like to be associated with, but being considerate of a woman’s feelings is always important. You don’t want to be the guy who deprives his woman of feeling like a lady. Plus you don’t want her to feel less appreciated than her girlfriends who get treated like queens on Valentine’s Day. Even if you’re balling on a budget, doing the little things can turn out to be bigger than you think. Sure, you could go the traditional route of buying chocolates and flowers but you can also do a whole lot more. If you’re the kind of guy who doesn’t pay attention to what women are into, allow me to give you a few pointers on how to have a good time with that special someone. Valentine’s Day is about surprising your significant other with something more than the usual. Fellas, make plans to eat at a restaurant or café that she’s shown interest in recently and take her to the movies to see a good movie. “50 Shades of Grey’” comes out the day before, hint hint. Showing that you can pay attention to details is very impressive to women. Even though Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to spoil women, men also accept gifts. Ladies, don’t miss the opportunity to do something nice for your lover. Getting something as simple as a video game, cooking dinner, or cologne can bring a smile to any man’s face. Valentine’s Day is a special day whether you’re in a relationship or not. Make Feb. 14 a day of happiness for you. If you have nobody to spend the day with, spend it alone and spoil yourself. At the end of the day, no one can love you more than you love yourself. Always remember that.



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Price is right for college students By Midori Morita

We all know textbooks are expensive. But before you sell your arm and leg for your next set of required readers, make sure you take a look at all the options., and are all great sites that offer some of the best prices and even a little extra. CHEGG Chegg not only offers book rentals, the site also offers online tutors, internship and scholarship opportunities. Chegg guarantees students will save up to 90 percent off when purchasing books through the site. Buyers also get a surprise gift with their books when they rent or purchase through Chegg. Student rating: 4/5 VALOREBOOKS Valorebooks is another great textbook site that also promises up to 90 percent off when purchasing books. Not only can you sell your books back to Valorebooks, but you can also sell your old phone, games or DVDs. Student rating: 3.5/5


AMAZON Did you know Amazon has a special offer for college students? Amazon Student gives college students free two-day shipping on textbooks, exclusive deals and unlimited movie and TV show streaming when you sign up. All you need is your .edu email! Student rating: 5/5

COST COMPARISONS Research Design and Methods: A Process Approach Chegg: $132.49 (Renting) Valorebooks: $20.68 (Renting) Amazon: $21.30 (Renting) Just listing the benefits isn’t enough. Comparing prices is what students really want. Just because Chegg sends patrons extra goodies, but that doesn’t mean the company offers the best price.

Trends come back for a younger generation

Clothing, entertainment now replicating fashions from the past, moving away from unique By Megan Maxey

By the year 2015, is anything truly original? Many of today’s fashion trends or fads aren’t of unique design. This isn’t the first time trends such as choker necklaces, crop tops, Birkenstock sandals, bucket hats and plenty others have been in style. Now that we are well into the modern age of culture, we have rewound in a lot of aspects of trends. “I am for more of the early 80s trends with the scrunchies coming back and with the 90s trends coming back with the oversized clothing and ripped jeans and also the flannel button ups over graphic T’s which is turning out cute depending on how you wear it,” said Alexis Renteria, a Delta student. “This works in my favor a lot because my mom has a lot of clothes from back then which I can now wear because it is in style once again.” College students across the country are investing in

fads from the 1990s and 1980s. Young people invest in websites such as Tumblr and Pinterest. These social media websites are often the source the new found popularity of “old school” trends. It’s not just fashion trends. Things like vinyl and the record players have profited in sales that past few years as well. Trends coming back in style is all well and good, but what question does this bring up? Is our generation just a regurgitating mass and not an original force like those before us who created the appeal of high wasted jeans and crop tops? It’s often said that history repeats itself. Have we ever stopped to ask if this also pertains to fashion and culture? The concern is not only regarding to fashion. Movies remakes, superhero movies and other forms of entertainment are being criticized for their unoriginality. Some examples include recent blockbusters such as

“Man of Steel,” “The Avengers” and “The Great Gatsby.” Upcoming 2015 movies include “Jurassic World.” This is yet another addition to the “Jurassic Park” franchise that gained popularity in the early 2000s. Yet another remake coming up this year is the “Moby Dick”interpretation called “The Heart of the Sea” starring Chris Hemsworth. It seems as if every new thing in America is just a newer version of something that was popular years ago. Perhaps it’s due to our access to the immense amounts of information. With the touch of a smartphone, anyone could metaphorically go back in time and pick and choose what they want to bring back in style or remake using modern technology. Originality isn’t dead, but it may be dwindling. Despite the cyclical patterns of fashion, entertainment and even historical events, each generation’s IQ is rising and with it, hopefully the amount of new and innovative ideas.



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By Sean Mendoza

Taxicabs have been around for more than a hundred years. Big cities such as New York and Los Angeles are famous for taxicabs serving tourists and everyday workers. Some cities, however, aren’t taxicab friendly. Stockton is, notably, one of them. That hasn’t been a problem lately as a new trend is beginning to gain popularity – particularly with the addition of ridesharing services in the area. Ridesharing happens every day when friends or family members give each other a lift when they either don’t own a vehicle or have automobile problems. Two regular guys named Logan Green and John Zimmer created a ridesharing business called Zimride, which they later on changed to Lyft. Two Delta College students are

everyday employees of Lyft. Student Salah Salem has some great experiences so far with being a Lyft driver. “I really like it, most of the time it’s like giving a ride to a friend. Some people are quiet at first but usually by the end of the ride jokes and stories come out, and it certainly feels like you’re giving a ride to someone you know,” he said. Salem has been a Lyft driver since early 2014 and feels great about its ongoing popularity. “I feel that more people should look into it, it’s such a quick and reliable way to get a ride.” Another student who has been a Lyft driver for a while now is Isaiah Stowers who has truly enjoyed his time so far as a Lyft employee. “It’s cool doing Lyft because in essence, you make your own hours. You

? don’t have to worry about calling days off with your boss, you are the boss. You can work whatever days you desire,” said Stowers. Lyft was founded in 2012 by Green and Zimmer and is now a San Francisco-based transportation network company. The company’s mobile phone app allows peers to rideshare by connecting passengers who need a ride to drivers who have a car. Lyft does an extensive background check and review of your driving incidents. A pink mustache sticker is labeled on their driver’s cars. When asked about Lyfts popularity Stowers noted some important points on why Lyft should be looked at more. “It’s good for people who are bar hopping, or partying. It eliminates the drunk driving factor and it also gives


THINK PINK: Lyft drivers are distinguished by a pink mustache on their car.

help to the people who are disabled and need help getting around,” he said. Lyft isn’t the only ride-sharing business out there that can gain more traction. There’s Uber, Sidecar and Zipcar. The bottom line is that these businesses can soon be modern day taxicabs.

Clubs Rush brings life to campus By Brian Ratto

Students, faculty and staff may have noticed a large number of students in the quad this week. This was due to Clubs Rush, which ran from Monday through Friday. Every semester the Inter Club Council (ICC) hosts a week for campus clubs to be out in the quad to promote their groups. This semester there are a few new clubs, including Intervarsity.

“Intervarsity is a Christian fellowship group that is open to all students, believers or not. The goal is to come together to study the word of God,” said Andy Miller, a club leader. Rush is a mandatory event for all clubs wishing to become active for the semester, although it helps students network and make college life easier. “I joined a club to see what it was about and to get know other students interested in my major, Geology,” said Matt Uychutin, the newly-elected Delta Geology Club President.


RUSHING FOR RECRUITS: Students check out campus clubs, top left. Intervarsity Club reachout to new members, top right. The Black Student Union returns as a club, bottom.



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New restaurant squeezes into Lincoln Center By Orlando Jose


queeze Burger, a new eatery in Lincoln Center, is a chain restaurant starting in Sacramento with the original Squeeze Inn. According to Stockton restaurant worker Katie Schmidt, patrons literally had to “squeeze in” to the location opened by Travis Hausauer. I reached South Lincoln Center and walked through the doors to a packed house. The server's T-shirts had the location’s slogan on them: “If you can't see this cheese it isn’t a squeeze.” We decided to eat at the bar after

being told by Sabrina Rangel, a Delta College student and server, I would have to wait for a few minutes to get a table. After looking at the menu, I decided on a Little Squeeze with cheese and mushrooms with a side of fries. Patrons are offered a choice of either garlic fries or regular fries. As I waited for my Little Squeeze to arrive, I saw the workers working double time. The burger came with cheese and mushrooms on top of a beef patty with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles and onions on the bottom and bun spread with mustard and mayonnaise. How did it taste?

The fries were seasoned well and tasted pretty good. My burger was oozing with cheese, each bite was juicy and greatly seasoned, the onions on the burger added great flavor. My dining partner, Delta student Troy Lawson, was critical in his critique. “My thoughts on the burger place is it’s just a good place to visit one time due to the prices and the mustard overwhelms the taste of the beef along with excess of pickles,” he said. “I mean, the mustard or burger should be served just with lettuce tomato and meat if any other condiments are required it should be upon request on what they

want and it won't overwhelm the taste of the burger.” The service was great. The wait staff gave me napkins and utensils and the server refilled my drink and asked how the burger tasted. The hefty price tag though, is making some on tight budgets wonder if it’s worth it. It was $9.50 for the burger and fries, and the drink was $2.25. My order totaled to $11.75. The burger was worth it despite the price. Because of the restaurant’s closeness to schools and Delta, it should give a discount to the college students or offer coupons or daily burger specials.

Netflix purging of old content has begun Favorite titles to disappear while new ones join streaming mix By Vorani Khoonsrivong


he purge is here but it’s not what you think. Netflix has added and removed more than 80 shows and movies for the month of February. Netflix practices this purge every month because of renewal and expiring licensing agreements with television networks, according to its 2013 mission statement. “We’re now investing over $2 billion per year in content licensing and the creation of original shows,” said the statement. Shows and movies are chosen based on popularity and longevity — long-lived shows such as “Friends” are what Netflix is looking for, as opposed to reality shows and sports. “For us to be hugely successful we have to be a focused passion brand. Starbucks, not 7-Eleven. Southwest, not United. HBO, not Dish,” continued the mission statement. Shows and movies leaving this

month include most BBC titles —although fan favorites such as “Dr. Who” and “Luther” are spared — the “Batman” film series and “Nacho Libre” will go, while shows and movies including the revived “Hawaii Five-O” series, “Robocop” and “Spartacus” will be available through February. Most shows and movies were removed on the first of the month, but a handful are scheduled to be removed later on as the month progresses. “I like what they [have] recently put on [Netflix],” said Delta College student Gabe Gallegos. Gallegos is a frequent Netflix user and enjoys watching shows and movies on the stream service because it streams uncensored and unrated versions. Student Darlene Martinez enjoys watching Netflix’s new content on her phone. “It’s customizable. You can link to multiple accounts. I’m satisfied,” said Martinez. Gallegos and Martinez weren’t disappointed by the list of removed

shows and are excited for the newest batch offered. “I’m most excited for [the] ‘Bleach’ and ‘Naruto Shippuden’ movies,” said Gallegos. While both Gallegos and Martinez enjoy watching anime on Netflix, Martinez also watches Netflix original programs such as “Orange is the New Black” and would like the stream service to air more original programming as well as anime. Gallegos also prefers more anime and movies. “They need to add ‘Superbad,’ ‘Superman’ and bring back ‘South Park,’” said Gallegos. There have been cases where licenses ended for movies on Netflix and were taken off but subsequently renewed months later. Most recently, Netflix removed “Mean Girls” from its roster in October and then reissued the teen comedy in January. While reissues do happen, they don’t happen often. Enjoy your shows and movies before they’re purged.

#Trending: Yik Yak By Megan Maxey & Midori Morita


ik Yak is a new app designed for college students to say what’s on their mind while staying anonymous. Yik Yak uses a “geofence” to block high schools and middle schools from being able to use the app. Users can vote up or down yaks and “peek” to other schools to see the most recent and highest up-voted yaks. The app has gained momentum in it's popularity through social media websites and travelling to campuses to host events.



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Super Bowl provides flair on, off the field By Sean Mendoza


ON THE MOUND: Mustangs’ pitcher Dean Kremer pitched five innings, striking out seven vs. Gavilan College on Jan. 27

Delta baseball off to a 3-0 start By Robert Juarez

A productive offense and exceptional pitching has launched Delta College baseball to an undefeated start through three games. Early on, the Mustangs have shown the ability to utilize their pitching depth to keep the opposing offense at bay. Coming into the 2015 campaign, the Mustangs will be relying on the new pitching staff and solid defense. “Pretty young on the mound, but really deep,” followed with “going to be up to playing defense,” said Head Coach Reed Peters as he described his team. The pitching staff is comprised of 10 freshman and two sophomores.

In order to couna state championter the pitching UPCOMING HOME GAMES ship,” said Theroux. youth, the middle Feb. 7 vs. West Valley Theroux noted of the defense is Feb. 10 vs. San Mateo the importance of critical, specifically Feb. 12 vs. Solano having the support catcher Collin Therof Delta students. oux. “We’re a team After three games, the Oklahoma that feeds off energy, and when we State commit showed his abilities at have a big crowd out here, a lot of the plate and behind the plate, usher- fans for us, we feed off that, it would ing his pitchers out of numerous situa- be awesome to get people out here,” tions with runners in scoring position. he said. He has drove in three runs and “We’re an exciting team, we’re fun has crossed the plate five times him- to come out and watch, we have a self. lot of talent, we’re [going to] win a Being in his second year on the lot of ball games,” added Theroux. team, the catcher is eager to help the That’s what makes the team excitMustangs win the title this year after ing to watch, according to Peters. coming up just short last year. “We’ve established a good tradi“Whatever I can do to help the tion, players have a chance to play at team win, and succeed, and win the pro level,” said Peters.

Basketball teams win in opposing fashion By Richard Reyes

On Jan. 30, despite a late surge by Sierra College, the Mustangs (14-7, 4-4 Big 8) held onto a 66-63 victory to silence a rowdy Sierra crowd. The Mustangs led 53-47 with 8:40 left to play, but Sierra (12-10, 5-3) fought back thanks to two big threepointers by Anthony Williams. Delta’s Troy Anderson, who scored 27 points, excited the fans later in the game by receiving a pass from teammate Xavier Francois and slamming it home. “It was not a designed play, said Anderson, everyone just executed by passing the ball around, I got opened and used the best of my ability to complete the play,” he said. Late in the game, Francois stepped up and drove the offense by finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Down 65-63 with five seconds left in an exciting game, Wolverines’ Cole Preston drove to the hoop and scored what appeared to be the game-tying basket. As fans for Sierra erupted into cheers, they suddenly found themselves booing as Preston was called for an of-

fensive foul for charging with 2.7 seconds left. When asked what he thought of Sierra’s crowd, Ressa’s reply was easy. “I did not notice, I hoped they paid the entrance fee though,” he said. “We lost to them earlier this season, so this was a revenge game for us,” said Anderson. In the second game of the night, the Lady Mustangs used a 12-0 run in the first half to steamroll Sierras women's team 81-58. Priscilla Mora scored a game high 19 points, 15 in the second half. Mora, who is second in the state averaging 6.5 offensive rebounds a game, contributed with 13 rebounds, with nine being on the offensive side. The defending Big 8 champions (18-5, 7-1 Big 8) are ranked No. 12 in the state rankings and No. 5 in the Nor Cal rankings, but have a big test coming up as the team will be taking on Big 8 leader Diablo Valley College (174, 8-0). The ladies game will be on Feb.10 at Joe Blanchard Gym with tip-off at 5:30 p.m. The men will take the floor the same night at 7:30 p.m.

Super Bowl XLIX was filled with intriguing story lines,interesting match ups and controversy. The New England Patriots’ aerial assault offense, versus the Seattle Seahawks vaunting defense. Then the biggest controversy of the NFL playoffs – the Patriots being accused of deflating footballs during its AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. The match up got heated during the early week when Seahawks defensive back Jeremy Lane made a comment about Patriots’ Tight End Rob Gronkowski, plus Seahawks’ Richard Sherman had a twitter exchange with Patriots’ Darrelle Revis on who was the best cornerback. The game started off with both defenses holding ground against the opposing offense. Patriots’ legendary quarterback Tom Brady and Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson couldn’t get anything going in the first quarter. The second quarter provided everyone watching with two touchdowns from both teams. Brady hit Brandon Lafell for an 11-yard touchdown with nine minutes left in the quarter to draw first blood. Later on in the quarter, Seahawks’ running back Marshawn Lynch scored on a three-yard touchdown run to even things up for the ‘Hawks. With two minutes left in the half, Brady found Rob Gronkowski with a 22-yard touchdown pass to put the Pats up 14-7 with 31 seconds left before the half. However, before halftime the Seahawks marched down the field to tie the game with Wilson’s 11-yard strike to relative unknown receiver Chris Matthews The game was tied 14-14 at halftime. The Seahawks relentless defense lead by the team’s monstrous secondary labeled the “Legion Of Boom” held Brady and the Pats to a scoreless third quarter and set up the offense to get 10 points to put them up 24-14 heading into the fourth quarter. In the final quarter, Brady woke up as he led the Pats at the seven-minute mark with a touchdown pass to Danny Amendola cutting the lead to 24-21. The Pats defense locked up on Russell Wilson on a couple more possessions as the offense got another chance and didn’t look back. Brady threw a three-yard touchdown pass to Edelman to take the lead 28-24, leaving the game in the hands of the defense. Wilson was presented with one last drive to win the game, the Hawks got to the Patriots’ 5-yard line thanks to receiver Jermaine Kearse making an unbelievable catch juggling the ball while on his back. After a four yard run by Lynch, Wilson was intercepted by undrafted West Alabama rookie Malcolm Butler to seal the Patriots’ fourth Super Bowl in the Brady era. Brady won the Super Bowl MVP throwing for 328 yards and four touchdowns.



Issue 8 • Feb. 6, 2015 •

Ceramics professor to retire at year’s end By Orlando Jose

Delta College’s Art Department is losing a wellknown teacher. Joe Mariscal will be retiring at the end of this semester along with a handful of other professors. Mariscal grew up in Stockton and attended Delta College. After college he left for war in Vietnam and returned to attend school at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla in Mexico. Mariscal received his Bachelor’s degree in Art History and continued his education at Sacramento State to earn his Master’s degree in Ceramics.

Racism prevalent even in today’s society

He originally wanted to be an artist. “That wasn't such a realistic goal,” he said. Yet, he still was interested in art. “That was it, so I switched from PHOTO BY ORLANDO JOSE wanting to be a SCULPTING STUDENTS: Joe Mariscal instructs his ceramics class. social worker to an art major,” he this job of ceramics for 70 times. It's a wonderful said. country,” said Mariscal. Mariscal got the position years,” said Mariscal. In regards to retiring, There is also a possibility at Delta through former inMariscal thinks its time for of him returning to campus. structor, Bruce Duke. someone else to take over. “When you retire you “That was [in] 1975. I He said it’s a good place have to lay off [for] six was 16 years part time and to work and it pays well. months. At the end of six then in 1991, I got hired In terms of the future, months then I'll know if I full time. That means beMariscal would like to travwant to do it or not. We’ll tween Bruce Duke …[and] el to Brazil. see what the future holds,” myself we locked down “I've been to Brazil three he said.

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sible and that includes showcasing the art and photography in color,” said Antinora.

Participants wanting to submit pieces are limited to 10 visual submissions, two short stories and essays, and/or ten poems. Works chosen for the publication are based on a committee vote, said Antinora. While each issue doesn’t follow a specific theme, the committee considers many factors on what piece will be featured in the issue. “We just choose which ones are the best based on subject and style; however, we accept any type of story and written or visual styles,” said Migliori. In terms of the future, the magazine plans to expand online with a special online-only issue this summer. The summer online-exclusive issue will feature longer works. For more information on “Artifact Nouveau” and the Writers’ Guild, email artifactsjdc@gmail. com, like the club on Facebook or attend workshops and meetings at 2 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays in Shima 126.

By Eric Carranza

January 19 was Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s a day in which we celebrate a man who made a huge impact in the breakthrough of discrimination and racism. But on January 16, during a high school basketball game between Tokay and St. Mary's high school, a group of students proved racism is still present in today’s society. The game winner wasn’t the headline. It was three controversial letters chanted that stole the show: "USA, USA, USA." St. Mary’s students chanted this while a student of Pakistani decent from Tokay was at the free throw line. "That's inexcusable,” said parent Andrew Holmes. “My four-year old daughter knows what's right from wrong, you learn that in school and from your parents. So for me, I won’t give someone who is 16 to 18 years-old a pass...,” said Holmes For some it came as no surprise. “St. Mary's, come on man, I’m just saying, I'm not surprised, just not," said Lodi resident David William Cole. A YouTube video also recently went viral when a father from Minnesota spoke about his adoptive black daughter being a victim of cyber bullying. In the posted video, he showed the snaps his daughter received on her phone through Snapchat, a social media app. The father also received voicemails from the parent of the bullies calling him an “[expletive] lover.” Where do people stand on racism today? “It's bad everywhere you look whether it's on TV, phone or in person. It’s everywhere,” said Carmen Aguliar. She also said it’s even worse nowadays because of social media. Aguilar’s friend, Hanna Petites disagreed. “All you mostly hear now is someone being harassed when it comes to racism not killed,. It's horrible but [it’s] not the worst,” said Petites.

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Free community college isn’t a new concept in Tennessee. Last year Gov. Bill Haslam announced The “Tennessee Promise,” which is similar to what Obama pitched to congress during this year’s State of the Union address. High school graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or higher will get two years of community college or trade school for free.

In the 2013-14 school year 79 percent of student population had fee waivers, according to information provided by Tina Lent, Director of Financial Aid, Scholarships and Veterans Services. “It’ll save me a lot of money,” said student Justin Virk. “I don’t qualify for financial aid and units are expensive. Too bad I won’t benefit since I’m transferring to a university next semester.”

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work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A member of the broader Stockton community also shed some light. “It’s true but sad,” said Stockton Police Chaplain Captain Damon Bridges. “Obama represents change and the youth are ready for something new.”

VOTING: Close to 20 million decrease expected “Kids are struggling to survive, they don’t have time to vote,” he said. Not all people have the luxury of taking time from their day to vote. Average Americans

The Collegian -- Published Feb. 6, 2015  

Issue 8 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2014-15 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

The Collegian -- Published Feb. 6, 2015  

Issue 8 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2014-15 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.