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Activities at Goleman celebrate Library Week by matthew wilson

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Asparagus Dine Out prepares Stockton for festival Page 4

Misconception leads to death Page 2

Festival raises interest in music program Page 5

UPCOMING Delta Pride shows ‘Monster’ 6 p.m. April 18, South Forum Student Art Exhibition April 26, L.H. Horton Gallery

FIND US

Need to study for a final? Doing research for a paper? Is there a novel you want to read? In this age of tablet PCs, smartphones, and e-books, it seems easy to forget a simple, free solution to each of those questions exists – the local library. Goleman Library has aimed to change that over the past week, with its celebration of National Library Week. With a book sale, multicultural book readings and raffles, Goleman Library hosted a week of events aimed at raising awareness and interest in the campus library. “We’re trying to help our students…We’re trying to get information out, gather support for the library, and raise awareness of the library,” said Dr. Jun Wang, Delta College’s senior librarian adviser. Through this week, books were on sale on the first floor of Goleman, ranging in price from .25 cents to $1, with reference volumes available for up to $8. Books ranged in topic from computer science to law to career information. On Thursday, the books were available in grab bags priced at $1 each. Alpha Gamma Sigma

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PHOTO BY JUSTIN TRISTANO

PHOTO BY CHRIS HOWZE

CELEBRATING WORDS: Presenter Craig Wafer tells the story “The Three Pigs” by David Wiesner in American Sign Language to Child Development Center daycare students, top. Amal Elayyan, a Delta librarian, tells daycare students about the library, right. Delta students peruse the book sale on the first floor of Goleman Library, above.

PHOTO BY JUSTIN TRISTANO

Nationally acclaimed author to speak at Delta by eliana romero eliromero06@gmail.com

Nationally acclaimed author Maxine Hong Kingston will come to Delta College for a Writer’s Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 14 in the West Forum. The author will also offer a talk in the Tillie Lewis Theatre at 1 p.m. Hong Kingston is a treasure to the Stockton community. She is a first generation Chinese American who was born and raised here. She graduated from Edison High School and later went on to college at University of California, Berkeley where she

received a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She later received her teaching credential and became a teacher in Hawaii for ten years before becoming a famous author. Hong Kingston has written many novels and has received numerous awards for her work. This isn’t her first time returning to Stockton. “I often come to Stockton, as most of my family live there. It’s a good chance for me to see my family and teach writing. Bringing my private and public lives together,” said Hong Kingston in an email interview. Stockton Unified School District has named a school after Hong Kingston. The author

says she feels a responsibility to look after that school and it’s students. Her first published book and most famous novel is “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts,” which was released in 1976. She later published, “China Men” and “Tripmaster Monkey,” among others. During the writer’s workshop Hong Kingston will give an exercise she has previously used in her Veteran Writer’s Group. She will also give an overview of the writer and poet’s life. “I expect it will be much like working with students and writers at Berkeley, Sebastopol, Hong Kong, Boston, Paris, ev-

erywhere,” said Hong Kingston when asked how it feels to come back to work with the Stockton Community. “Creative people — artists — are the ones who make beauty, and keep the world alive. It’s always good being with them.” Hong Kingston’s projects continue to make their way to the public. She just recently published “I Love a Broad Margin to My Life” and said she deserves a rest now. “I have begun something though,” she said. “But it is a baby, and not ready to be talked about.” The workshop is open to the public for a small fee.


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MISCONCEPTION LEADS TO DEATH Questions surround death of Trayvon Martin by michael johnson

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On February 26, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking to a family member’s house in Sanford, Florida. It was then when Martin was approached by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old neighborhood watchman surveying the area. It is not clear who initiated the attack on who but the altercation led to Martin being fatally shot by Zimmerman. There has been a lot of speculation as to the circumstances surrounding the Florida teen’s death. These accusations have triggered cultural sparring. Martin was walking with a hooded sweatshirt on his head which may have aroused Zimmerman’s suspicion. Many believe this to be a case of racial profiling. This incident really hits home to a lot of parents because they could see the similarities between their own child and Martin. President Barack Obama addressed the issue by making a now, often referred to statement: “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.” There is a common misconception that if a young minority wears a hooded sweatshirt then he is up to no good. This is not always the case but it seems to muddle up the profile of a criminal. In this case, that perception may have led to the death of an innocent teen carrying ice tea and candy. Zimmerman has not been formally charged for the murder because he claimed he shot in self-defense. Since then, several witnesses have come forward with their account of what happened the night the teen was killed. These events have caused a national outrage sparking a number of movements demanding justice. Such movements have taken place in Florida, Sacramento and even locally in Stockton. Recently more than a thousand people gathered in downtown Stockton near the waterfront to participate in an event called the “1,000-Hoodie March.” Demonstrators wore hooded sweatshirts in memory of the teen. They demanded Zimmerman be prosecuted. Organizers also wanted to recognize the violence going on in the city. “They want to show that good people have concern for the well being of Stockton,” antiviolence advocate Ansar Muhammad said. The march was a social movement that connected people who wanted to speak out against the wrongness in their community. Stocktonians feel a need to stop the violence or “more kids will die on the streets.” The demonstration also recounted the 2010 death of James Rivera, a 16-year-old who was shot and killed by police after a vehicle chase through North Stockton. The protesters said racial profiling and police brutality are terrible occurrences that should be stopped. Did Martin die because he was perceived as a threat? Or because he was wearing a hoodie? Or because he was African American? Maybe communicating instead of jumping to conclusions can solve these problems. We’ve become a society on edge, not trusting of one another. Maybe instead of viewing another person’s intent or appearance through a stigma, we stop and think twice before acting.

EDITORIAL

Bad decisions mean both sides lose On February 26, neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Florida. Zimmerman said Martin was acting suspicious. The man alerted police about the teen. This resulted in a confrontation in which Martin was shot and killed. Zimmerman claimed the reason he shot Martin was self-defense. There are several things that make this story stand out from just an average shooting. First, Martin was unarmed. Second, despite being told by police not to, Zimmerman followed Martin. Zimmerman was released soon after the shooting without being charged. The race card is also played in a case like this. Martin was an African American walking around a private gated community wearing a hooded sweater. Zimmerman is a “white Hispanic.” While unclear whether Zimmerman had any racial motivation, that is not the point. The point is that a man shot another man. So who is the victim in this case? Is it Martin for just being a regular teenager? Is it Zimmerman for doing what he perceived as his neighborhood watch duty? There are also more questions we need to consider. Was Martin really acting suspicious or was it just his appearance that made him seem suspicious? Was it because he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt? Why did Zimmerman follow Martin even though the police had specifically told him not to? It was dangerous. And why did Zimmerman even have a gun? Florida has a controversial law called “Stand Your Ground.” This law allows a person to use force, even deadly force, when there is belief of a threat and without an obligation to retreat. Zimmerman’s attorneys may use this law as his defense. On April 11, Zimmerman, who had been in hiding, was charged with second-degree murder and is currently in custody. Questions, even now, are still left unanswered in this case. What is clear is that very bad decisions were made here, and in the end, both sides end up losing.

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with Brian Ratto

National Day of Silence raises awareness of LGBTQ+ bullying

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Delta celebrates Earth Day with event in Danner

pril 20 marks the sixth annual Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Day of Silence. According to the organization’s website, the event was founded as day of action to protest the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) students and their supporters. I have been actively participating in the event since 2000, my sophomore year of high school. I would wear a white T-shirt and blue jeans, a white bandana over my mouth, while wearing or carrying a “speaking card.� The purpose was to not speak for the entire school day in order to raise awareness. The speaking card asks the person reading it “to please understand my reasons for not speaking. My deliberate silence echoes that silence, which is caused by anti-LGBT bullying, name-calling and harassment.� It concludes with a statement of action “ending the silence is the first step toward building awareness and making a commitment to address these injustices.� The Day of Silence is one step students and faculty can take in the fight for equality together. Taking this step together can lead to a better environment for student and less violence towards the LGBTQ+ community. It also continues to be increasingly relevant, even as society becomes more accepting of LGBTQ+ individuals. Recently a group of Colorado State University students was allegedly attacked by a group of football players from the school after the players, in a passing car, were said to have yelled “homophobic slurs� at the students, according to a Huffington Post article. It’s not known whether the victims were actually gay. But actions like this show a continued need for awareness and acceptance. Dayofsilence.org advises student participants to know the legal rights behind the day of silence and to have a vocal ally available to face any resistance from nonparticipants. While participating in the event in the past I was harassed and physically attacked by a homophobic student. I was able to resolve the issue with the help of my school administrators. Having faced hatred, I wanted to fight back even more and keep the event going. I am currently planning this year’s Day of Silence event for the Delta Pride club. The club is going to have a table in the quad silently announcing the event and handing out information for students who want to participate. Participants will be wearing white T-shirts and blue jeans, some will have “NO H8� painted on their faces and tape across their mouth.

Delta College is celebrating Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19 in the main quad and Danner Hall. The event offers ways to find out what you can do to be an active participant member in preserving the environment. The event is sponsored by Delta Innovation

and Stainability Committee. There will be information booths, raffles, live music, organic food, free giveaways and hybrid cars on display, among other features. The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Elizabeth Schwartz from the Earth Day Organizing Committee at (209) 954-5312 or email eschwartz@ deltacollege.edu.

High school seniors welcomed to campus on April 18 by haley pitto

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High School Senior Night to be held April 18 San Joaquin Delta College will host its a High School Senior Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 18. Activities begin in Danner Hall and the DeRicco Student Services Building at 5 p.m. The purpose of this event is provide current high school seniors the tools to successfully transition from high school to Delta College. Students will learn about the variety of resources and services available that will enable them to plan ahead. This is a free event with limited seating so please arrive early if you wish to attend. Registra-

5 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Disability Support Programs & Services Open House, DeRicco 275 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.: Resource Faire in Danner Hall 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.: Atherton Auditorium Presentations tion is not necessary. For more information, contact the Outreach & Community Relations department at (209) 954-5151, ext. 6144 or 6145 or outreach@deltacollege.edu.

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Asparagus Dine Out celebrates local crop by james striplin striplin1992@gmail.com

With the Asparagus Festival coming up April 27, some local restaurants have decided to show off their use of the central valley’s most famous crop in “The Great Stockton Asparagus Dine Out.” This is the third year the Asparagus Dine Out has been around since its creation by the Stockton Convention & Visitors Bureau after the success of “Stockton Restaurant Week.” With hopes of increasing customer traffic and to celebrate a local crop, restaurants have been joining this event in increasing number every year. “We get a lot of people who come here for the Asparagus Festival,” said Manuel Guizar, manager of La Palma. A big reason, he said, that La Palma has begun serving asparagus in their meals before the Asparagus Festival. “We’re here in the valley, why not incorporate it?” Others haven’t seen much of an increase in customers do to business being good already. “I don’t know if it brings people in, but the people that it does bring in buy a lot of asparagus,” said Bud Millsaps, manager of Bud’s Seafood Grille. This event ends April 15, for more information call (209) 9381555.

Some participating restaurants Angelina’s Spaghetti House 1563 E. Fremont St. (209) 948-6609 angelinas.com

Asparagus: Deep fried asparagus with Habenero and cilantro sauce from La Palma Mexican Cuisine, top. Asparagus Enchilada from La Palma Mexican Cuisine, bottom. PHOTOS BY JAMES STRIPLIN

MORE INFO Check out the Visit Stockton website: visitstockton.org/Dining/ Asparagus-Dine-Out The Stockton Asparagus Festival runs April 27-29 in downtown Stockton. Visit asparagusfest.com for more information. Bud’s Seafood Grille 314 Lincoln Center (209) 956-0270 budsseafood.com

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Midtown Creperie & Café 2311 Pacific Ave. (209) 941-9070 midtowncreperie.com

Masa 2819 W. March Lane, A3 (209) 473-1255

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Band & Orchestra Festival challenges musicians by james striplin jstriplin1992@gmail.com

Student musicians from all over California flocked to the Delta College Band & Orchestra Festival on March 28-29. Located in the Atherton Auditorium, this festival has been around for 10 years or just as long as its founder Arthur Holton has been working at Delta. The Band & Orchestra festival contains musicians from elementary school to college, and allows these different schools to be critiqued and perfected in their musical education. “A test for a musician is a performance, so these are tests for them, to try hard and play well,” said Holton. Before Holton came to Delta there was a jazz festival, but nothing for the concert area. He wanted something that was educational, and would recruit more students into the music department. Holton wanted to increase interest in the program here. He began mailing out applications and invitations, a process that is now done electronically, to various schools north of Sacramento and as far south as Fresno. “I guess you can say that three-quarters of the schools that are here are repeating customers,”said Holton. As many as 22 schools played in this years festival. Hundreds of students from all over California came to this festival to show off their musical talent. “In our society we put a lot of money in our athletes, a lot of respect into our athletes, and this is a chance to give our musicians some respect,” said Holton. Anyone interested in learning more about this event can contact Holton at (209) 954-5283.

BAND AND ORCHESTRA: Director of Bands Art Holton stands in front of Delta College Symphonic band, top left. Matt Tropman plays Carnival of Venice on the Euphonium, top right. Luke Soares, foreground, plays saxophone at festival, bottom right. PHOTOS BY JUSTIN TRISTANO

Titanic fan thinks film in 3D doesn’t float right by brian ratto

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This month, filmmaker James Cameron re-released his 1997 epic "Titanic" in 3D. As a huge fan of the 1997 movie and the history of the actual Titanic, I've studied the true stories and collected ship related memorabilia. I have seen the 1997 version of the movie multiple times. So when the 3D version hit theaters, I was anxious to see whether or not it would be as good or better than the original movie. The luxury liner hit an iceberg and sunk 100 years ago on April 15, 1912. The “unsinkable” ship had only enough life boats for about half of the passengers aboard the luxury liner. More than 1,500 people lost their lives on that maiden voyage. Marking this anniversary with a movie can be considered poor taste, yet I feel it does the actual shipwreck some good.

This re-release helps Cameron continue his exploration of the deep ocean, and finding other lost ships, as well as never letting those lives lost aboard the Titanic to be forgotten. After watching the 3D version, I can say the film still works. However, there are some scenes it could have done without 3D. In the scene where Rose looks at Jack's artwork for the first time, the rigging for the funnels stands out way too much. It takes away from the movie. A scene that adds to the movie is when filmmakers added a few new extras during the boarding scene to give the dock more life and depth. But, overall, Cameron could have gone without a 3D version of “Titanic.” Instead of 3D, he should have added the 45 minutes of deleted scenes from the original 1997 movie then re-released the movie to theaters. These scenes include subplots of the movie that would add more to the

movie. The effects are not the greatest, and at times the new features even detract from the movie. I have also noticed that the movie at times was too blurry, even with the 3D glasses on. To my disappointment a few scenes were not taken into 3D. The scene where the dome is imploding does not pop out at you. Another scene that would have been good in 3D would have been the scene after Rose and Jack get away from Cal and they are running towards the camera with gushing water behind them. Unlike the recent similar movies, “Titanic 3D” does not have the option to re-shoot any scenes with the main characters because they are 16 years older and do not look the part anymore. Some of have even passed away. Titanic 3D is a movie for true fans, but I think the average moviegoer would not enjoy the movie for the 3D aspect.

Air Force Band to play at Atherton Auditorium by justin tristano ju.tristano@gmail.com

United States Air Force Concert Band of the Golden West are doing a free performance at the Atherton Auditorium at 7 p.m. on April 16. Tickets are free, and required for entry. Pick up tickets at Delta College Center for the Arts Box Office, 5151 Pacific Ave., Stockton. The limit is six tickets per customer. It is suggested those wanting to attend get tickets early as possible. The band, now conducted by Captain Haley Armstrong, dates back to 1941 and has played world wide. The band mainly play in Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Washington and California. Attendees can expect to hear jazz, orchestra music, pop, Broadway standards and patriotic pieces sung by soloists and vocalists. Call (209) 954-5110 for more information about the concert.


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Delta Pride hosts marriage equality event in March by uri piterberg

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PHOTO BY URI PITERBERG

GETTING HITCHED: Delta Pride Vice President Chris Sandoval marries club member Tasha Val John-Fournier at the marriage equality event.

Love, unconditional and undiscriminating, was in the air March 28 on the quad in front of Danner Hall. Thanks to the Delta Pride club, students were able to express their love to each other, regardless of gender. “We had done something like this before and it was something we really wanted to do again, especially considering Prop 8 has been deemed unconstitutional by various courts and its still going through the trial process, and we wanted to show our support to the LGBT community,� said Delta Pride President Brian Wick. The 12 marriages were unofficial, but the purpose of the event was to show that marriage is a union with only the requirement of two people that wish to devote their lives to one another. “Marriage is something that should be for everyone because everyone deserves to love and be loved,� Delta Pride member Jaylen

Aleksander said. Those presiding over the ceremonies were equipped with traditional marriage ensembles, which gave the event a more credible feel, even though Holy matrimony was not really being entered into. Couples signed a marriage certificate and ate a wedding Hostess treat as their cake. They walked down a red carpet to stand in front of an arch decorated with white flowers and balloons. The marrying couple was showered with rice and the “bride� even tossed a bouquet. The event is part of a series of events leading up to the April 20 Day of Silence event hosted by the club. On that day, participants will not utter a single word as a tribute to LGBTQ+ teens who have taken their own lives due to bullying. “Our biggest goal with the Day of Silence is to raise awareness about the bullying, about the harassment, about the hate crimes and about everything that seems to be happening on a more broad spectrum,� said Delta Pride member Jessica Rhoades.

CALLING ALL CLUBS

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Swimming hoping for strong showing at conference by uri piterberg

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UPCOMING EVENTS Norcal Diving Championships at Merced College, 9 a.m. April 14 Big 8 Swimming Championship at Merced College, April 19-21

has put an emphasis on reaching this goal, but understands his swimmers will need to be at their best at the conference meet in order for it to happen. “That obviously would be a highlight for us if we get our relays into state and all those girls get to swim at the state meet, but realistically we’re hoping to get there. It’s going to take a really good con-

ference meet and some fast swims in order to drop time enough to make it to the state championships,” said Maroney. The Mustangs have also been turning in excellent performances on the diving board. Olivia Salvator-King has enjoyed top three finishes in every event she has competed in this season, including a first place finish at the American River Invitational. Maroney said SalvatorKing is a favorite to win both the one meter and three meter dive events at the conference meet. The men’s team has currently holds a record of 1-6 after the April 6 meet. Despite the record, there is still an outside shot the team

will be represented at the state championships. Adam Peterson placed in the top ten in the conference championships last season and has been placing highly enough in meets this year to still have a chance. Likewise, Ken Westerterp has a chance to qualify in the 500-meter individual medley and backstroke. Maroney is anticipating next season as talented redshirt freshman Paul Woodroff will enter the pool for the Mustangs and is expected to perform at a high level. “He’s our most talented swimmer out here, on either team, and with top recruits coming back with Paul leading the way, our guys team is going to do big things,” Maroney said.

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Highlighting the victories was returning All-American Kayla Hieb, who won the freestyle-mile event. Hieb placed 10th in the state championships last year and was three tenth of a second away from the school record in the event, which stands at 19 minutes. With a strong showing at the conference championships, Hieb could be joined by a handful of her teammates, including Cha Cha Vera in the 400 meter, Kelsey Agardi in the 50- and 100meter breast stroke and Corin Canero in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle. If all four qualify for the state championships, the Mustangs will have a chance to compete in the relay events. Head coach Mike Maroney

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LIBRARY: Diverse library staff presents multicultural literature for students

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Culinary Arts Spring Market Mixer to be held

Microscopy to host open house

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by haley pitto

members helped staff the book sale. Kassandra Gassele, one of the AGS members present, said the event seemed to gather quite a bit of interest. Starting Wednesday, multicultural storytelling presentations were held as well, with literature from many different cultures being presented to Delta students and children from the Child Development Center’s daycare. Many of the presenters were library staff. Wang demonstrated Chinese calligraphy, while Amal Elayyan, a librarian, presented samples of Arabic literature. “We have a very diverse staff,” Elayyan said. “It makes it very interesting.” A membership drive was also held throughout the week for the SJDC Friends of the Library. Students could join for $5, and faculty for $10. New members received a two-gigabyte flash drive. Membership will still be available after National Library Week is over. For more information, contact library services at (209) 954-5139.

San Joaquin Delta College’s Culinary Arts department will be holding a “Spring Market Mixer” on April 17 in Danner Hall from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The fundraising event is an effort to raise money for the Culinary Arts department. All proceeds will go into a special scholarship fund, according to Chef Mark Berkner. Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at the event or by calling “The Student Chef ” at (209) 954-5099. Tickets will be the same price at the door. The event will feature seasonal gourmet appetizers and local wineries. There will be several different raffles during the event. Raffle prizes will include Bordolese Prima size bottles of wine as well as cookbooks, tickets to “The Taste of Stockton” and donations from the Asparagus Festival. Other donations are still being collected. Tickets for the raffle are $5 and available only at the event. For more information contact Berkner in the Delta College Culinary Arts Department at (209) 954-5099 or mberkner@deltacollege.edu.

San Joaquin Delta College’s electron microscopy program will hold an open house event on Tuesday, April 17. The microscopy program offers training in electron microscopy, a process that uses electrons to create images of small objects that can’t be examined in detail with traditional microscopes. Those interested in a high-tech scientific career are encouraged to attend the open house event to learn more about the microscopy program. The open house will be held in the Center for Microscopy and Allied Sciences Building, next to the Holt building, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Delta to dedicate tolerance garden

by matthew wilson

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San Joaquin Delta College will dedicate the Elizabeth Humbarger Tolerance Garden, located behind the DeRicco building, tomorrow, April 14 at 10 a.m. The garden is named for Elizabeth Humbarger, a former Delta College counselor who was known for her efforts in mentoring Stockton’s Japanese American students during and following World War II. Delta is joining the Stockton chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League to host the dedication. For more information, contact Valerie Stewart-Green by at (209) 954-5018 or vstewart-green@.deltacollege.edu.

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