Issue 1 • Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 • deltacollegian.net
SPLIT CAUSES CONTROVERSY
KWDC returns to airwaves amid identity crisis in light of new station By Mark Larks
“They told us the station would be closed indefinitely,” said Maszewski. “Indefinitely is all As the Fall 2016 semester gets underway, the they would say.” The closure had to be classified as indefinite KWDC radio booth sits dark and empty. But not because Delta didn’t know for sure when they’d for long, and not without controversy. have a replacement for Story. Those who worked The student radio station has been off the air at KWDC wouldn’t accept the uncertainty. since the spring semester concluded in May. According to Maszewski, the KWDC staff Delta College’s administration maintains it saw themselves as serving the community, not was a move that had to be made due to Professor just Delta College, so the group decided to find William Story’s retirement. a new home. “My understanding is that KWDC went off Days after the semester ended Story partnered the air this summer for scheduling purposes,” with the Peace & Justice Network’s Stone Soup said the new dean of Delta’s Arts and Communiinternet radio station to launch KXVS, bringing cations department, Chris Guptill. “We were in with him Maszewski and several members of the process of hiring a full-time faculty to replace KWDC’s old staff as well as the station’s slogan, Will Story who retired and we did not have the “The Voice of Stockton.” faculty or staffing available to run the program, Meanwhile, Delta continued to search for Stowhich is a class, over the summer. That is why it ry’s replacement. went dark.” Professor Adriana Brogger, a long-time adHowever, according to former KWDC Genjunct, was eventually chosen to replace Story as eral Manager Don Maszewski, this isn’t an adehead of the RTV program. quate explanation. KWDC is scheduled to go back on the air “We had three adjunct professors ready to Sept. 18. and Adjunct Professor Rodrigo Villagstep in and oversee the program,” said Maszeomez will serve as station manager. wski, adding that the adjuncts were even willing But there may be issues re-establishing idento supervise operations at the station as unpaid tity. volunteers. Visitors to KWDC’s website, kwdcradio.org, The station went dark for the summer. are redirected to KXVS’s web page. The college insists that interruption in broadKWDC’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram casting was always meant to be temporary, but pages are also redirected to KXVS’s social meMaszewski said that was never communicated to dia sites. This, coupled with KXVS’s use of “The him or anyone associated with KWDC. Voice of Stockton” was more than enough to catch the attention of Delta’s higher-ups. Maszewski said he trademarked the phrase “The Voice of Stockton.” However, a search of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office database couldn’t confirm this. As for the website, Maszewski, argues he paid for the domain name out of his own pocket and it belongs to him. A search revealed kwdcradio.org lists Maszewski as the owner. According to Steve Professor Adriana Brogger addresses students during the first KWDC station Airola, marketing expert meeting of the semester on Sept. 7. PHOTO BY ZACH MERCES and owner of Mindslap Copy Editor
Media, this could force Delta to register a new domain name. “The owner should be the name of the company or organization,” said Airola, who is not affiliated with Delta College or KXVS. “Otherwise disputes like this happen, and they’ve been happening more and more frequently.” When asked about the typical outcome, Airola said it usually depends on the amount of web traffic the site in question has. The more visitors to the site, the more aggressive the fight. Delta College’s administration referred questions regarding KWDC’s website and “The Voice of Stockton” to Shelly Valenton, Delta College’s director of marketing, communications and outreach. Valenton asked for The Collegian’s questions via email. “Delta College owns the KWDC radio station and any and all websites and social media accounts associated with the station,” said Valenton in an email response. Valenton went on to write, “… the District is working with legal counsel to preserve the District’s property rights and the relationship with the community.” The issue could potentially cost the station some funding as well. Delta provides a budget for KWDC’s operating costs, but relies on tax deductible underwriting from sponsors to supplement its budget. ILLUSTRATION BY Since “The Voice of Stockton” is close- MIDORI MORITA ly associated with KWDC, some local businesses might assume that the new station is supporting Delta College when in fact contributions are going to KXVS. “The College is a public educational institution funded by taxpayers and it has an obligation to properly steward public resources and communicate how those resources are used. We need to let the public know that a donation to KXVS is NOT a donation to Delta College and/or KWDC,” Valenton wrote in her email response. At least one student proved this confusion is a
Delta athlete slain in San Francisco By Christopher Donaldson Entertainment Editor
On Aug. 6, Delta College lost a baseball player in a tragic shooting at Aquatic Park in San Francisco. Calvin Riley was going to be a sophomore this fall and was a pitcher who earned Second Team All-League honors last season. Authorities report that Riley was playing the popular mobile game Pokémon: GO when he was shot in the chest. Investigators currently have no suspects identified or any explanation on why he was targeted. “He’s just like any other kid out there … unfortunately he was in the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Mustangs Baseball Head Coach, Reed Peters. “Happened to a kid that … had his best years in front of him still.” Delta College released a press statement on Aug. 8 saying: “The
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Delta College community expresses great sadness and deepest condolences to the family and friends of … Calvin Riley.” Delta College Superintendent/President, Kathy Hart, added: “Our love and support will never make up for the tragic loss of a young man … and we honor Calvin’s lasting memory.” Peters had some words about remembering Riley’s skill on the pitching mound. “A big time competitor… a guy you wanted to have the ball with the game on the line,” he said. Riley’s cousin Gabriel Antonio Morales, who started a Go Fund Me page for the expenses of Riley’s funeral, wrote about remembering Calvin in the page’s story section: “When you moved I balled my eyes out. Now what?... I know you moved out there to pursue your dreams… But all that was taken by a coward who wanted to shoot up a poké stop. I wish I got to talk to you one more time. I would’ve told you how much I loved you and missed you.”
Baseball player Calvin Riley. PHOTO COURTESY OF DELTA COLLEGE
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Sept. 9, 2016
Trump to remove New York Times Co. V. Sullivan By Mark Larks Copy Editor
he reaction to Donald Trump’s proposed immigration policies has dominated the news since the inception of his presidential run. His pledge to deport undocumented residents and build a wall along the southern border of the United States has led to literal bloodshed in the streets on some occasions, as Trump haters have taken out their anger on his supporters. Such bullying behavior is ironic, considering how one of the major criticisms of Citizen Trump is that he himself comes across as a bully at times. Such behavior is also sad, seeing as it serves to intimidate those who support Trump from exercising their First Amendment rights to do so. One may disagree with Trump, or even revile him for vowing to send millions of people packing should he win the keys to the Oval Office in November. Realistically, it’s hard to believe that such an impractical campaign promise could be carried out, but those who are offended by the notion still have as much right to voice their displeasure as those who are hoping for a Trump/Pence victory. It’s stated in the First Amendment. Having said that, perhaps it’s fitting that the most realistic thing to fear about a Trump presidency could be his plan to dismember New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. For those who haven’t heard (or have been too busy burning their neighbors’ “Make America Great Again” lawn posters to pay attention), perhaps it’s time to explain what New York Times Co. v. Sullivan means to freedom of speech in America. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of New York Times Co. v. Sullivan that “actual malice” must exist in order for a public official to sue for defamation. In other words, one must make statements that they know are false in
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order to be held liable. Trump has vowed to “open up libel laws” if he becomes president by nominating judges to the Supreme Court who are sympathetic to overturning New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. A challenge to this landmark case could mean that any criticism of a public figure could result in a lawsuit. The goal, according to Trump, is to “sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected.” As a budding journalist, I find this language to be chilling. Responsible journalists have a safety net in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan. Irresponsible and reckless journalists do not. The idea that any politician would want to remove the standards that define what libel is will make any journalist think twice about writing anything even remotely critical of a public official. But the concern spreads beyond journalism. If history has taught us anything it’s that those in power will try to silence dissenting voices. Is it really too much of a stretch to think that “opening up libel laws”
could eventually lead to situations where simply blogging criticisms of the government might bring about intimidating letters and threats of fines or imprisonment? If that sounds silly or conspiratorial, consider what happened in this country in 1798. President Adams signed the Alien and Sedition Acts into law. While the Alien Act gave the government new powers to deport foreigners (sound familiar?), the Sedition Act served to prohibit public opposition to the government. Printing or publishing any “malicious writing” against the government could result in fines and imprisonment. As a result, over 20 newspaper editors wound up being arrested. Even a Congressman, Matthew Lyon of Vermont, wound up in prison for writing a letter critical of President Adams. Fortunately, the Sedition Act expired in 1801. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan came along in 1964 as the buffer that keeps it from coming back. Keeping the current libel laws is how we can keep America great.
ISIS or ISIL? Doesn’t matter, they’re losing By Killian Barnhart
Assistant News Editor
hen people think of terrorism in the modern world they no longer think of the attackers on Sept. 11, 2001, Al Qaeda; they think of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or the more modern Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIS, or ISIL. President Barack Obama has taken to calling these truly monstrous human beings by their modern name, however, Republicans Sen. Lindsay Graham and good ol’ Rush ‘Rushbo’ Limbaugh have taken to making this into a controversy, calling it “pretentious” and saying it ignores who the enemy is. Obama prefers to simply call ISIL “jihadists” not muslim extremists, which still sticks in some craws. From every point of view this is an argument on the basis of semantics alone. Whether you call this organization ISIS or ISIL, jihadists or extremists, it doesn’t matter. They are the same thing and are recognized as such, only differing in wording. ISIS took its name from areas it was operating in, ISIL is meant to convey its intentions, to control the entire levant or the Middle East. A jihadist is a violent religious extremist, particularly of Islam. All the more reason as to why this argument is worthless is that ISIL is hurt on almost all fronts. The second in command of ISIL, Mohammad al-Adnani, who has acted as the mouthpiece of ISIL, was killed in an airstrike claimed by Russia in the past two weeks according to MSNBC. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the true leader of ISIL is still no-
where to be found. On top if this, the group’s ability to bankroll its caliphate is being drained by the United States and our allies air strikes against ISIL controlled oil fields and ISIL smuggling lanes. Beyond this, ISIL has lost Fallujah to the Iraqi forces and the road towards Mosul, their de-facto capital is open to the Iraqis. This isn’t the only force looking at Mosul, as the Kurdish Peshmerga has opened up their own path to Mosul by liberating several key villages around Khazir. According to the New York Times, a defector by the name of Harry Sarfo in Germany has shed light on the organization’s global terror apparatus. He revealed how ISIL’s intelligence organization “Emni” (formerly headed by al-Adnani) plans and coordinates terror attacks across the globe. He revealed some parts of their operation, such as how recruits come to join the caliphate (by going to a resort in the southern part of Turkey and then being smuggled into Syria, it was also a perfect cover story in EU), the use of newly radicalized Islamists to help connect agents with each other and help them with preparing their attacks. However, to argue over semantics when there is clearly a much larger discussion to be at hand is a ridiculous and callous waste of everybody’s time and energy. ISIL, while hurt, is a far from being destroyed and then there’s their militaristic ideals that need wiping out. It would be more effective discussing how to move forward and take control of our new found momentum, and as to whether or not we should work closer with Russia - putting aside allies, history and moral high grounds - and simply deal with the greater evil in a more effective coalition.
DEA denies petition to reschedule marijuana By Mikael Honzell
ith the proposition of legalizing recreational marijuana in California (proposition 64) set to hit the ballets this year on November 8th, the DEA feels as if cannabis should still remain classified as a schedule 1 drug. As of Aug. 11, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has decided marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 drug, leaving it in the same category as substances such Heroin and Ecstasy. “DEA has denied two petitions to reschedule marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA),” according the DEA’s website. According to Drugs.com, Scheduled 1 drugs are substances that “have a high potential for abuse” and “has no currently accepted medical treatment use in the U.S.” But countless studies done throughout the years prove otherwise when it comes to marijuana having medical benefits. The results of these studies conclude marijuana has the ability to treat illnesses varying from mental disorders like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, to physical ailments such as Arthritis and possibly even immune illnesses like cancer. “Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids (an active ingredient in marijuana) may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells,” according to National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute cancer.gov. One would think with marijuana being available as a medicinal alternative in states including California,
Hawaii, Connecticut, Delaware, the DEA would consider the results of these studies and see marijuana has medicinal benefits. What’s keeping the DEA from removing cannabis from Schedule 1 classification? Why does the DEA suggest marijuana is more dangerous than cocaine and methamphetamine, which are classified as Schedule 2 drugs? It’s odd one of the reasons marijuana is a Schedule 1 drug is because it has “a high potential for abuse,” (source?) when the drugs are being prescribed by pharmaceutical companies to thousands of people every day are being abused, resulting in numerous fatalities. As of 2014, there have been over 28,000 deaths due to overdose from prescription opioids, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (CDC). However, people are starting to choose marijuana over these pills. “Because chronic pain is a major indication for medical cannabis, laws that establish access to medical cannabis may change overdose mortality related to opioid analgesics in states that have enacted them,” according to an article on JAMAnetwork.com. An article on the Drug Policy Alliance website (drugpolicy.org) written in 2014 did a follow up on the concluding results of the article on JAMAnetwork.com. “The authors showed that although opiate overdoses rose in states without medical marijuana laws during 2009-2010, they dropped by approximately 25 percent in states with medical marijuana laws during that same period,” the article said.For any type of food or drug to become available for
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public consumption, it must first be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The DEA has the final say in whether or not it becomes available, providing the manufacturing services and licensing prescribers, according to fda.org. This means the FDA has a say in which drugs pharmacies and doctors can prescribe to patients. “The FDA has not approved marijuana as a safe and effective drug for any indication,” according to fda.org. What is keeping the FDA from approving marijuana as a safe and beneficial substance? A profit margin on the British Broadcasting Corporation (bbc.com) displayed what were said to be the five largest industrial sectors in 2013, consisting of pharmaceutical companies, banks, carmakers, oil and gas and media. Pharmaceutical companies come in first, bringing in a significantly bigger profit margin than Banks in the U.S, ranking highest at 42 percent in profit, with the Banks in second at 29 percent. If marijuana was to be removed from its Schedule 1 drug classification, it would eventually become fully legal, leading to a significant drop in the profit margin of these pharmaceutical companies. Not only would legalization of cannabis affect the sales of opioids; the sales of anti-depressants and benzos such as Xanax would likely be affected as well, for marijuana can also be used for anxiety and depression. Marijuana has the potential to lessen the rate of overdoses and provide medical patients a safer alternative when medicating.
How to have fun without dipping in your budget By Oshchane Walker
Senior Staff Writer
s the season comes to an end and its time to refocus, some still can’t shake the feeling of summer. Whether it’s fun in the sun or keeping cool inside here are some tips for having fun from little to no price. University of California Botanical Garden The University of California Botanical Garden is located in the Berkeley Hills outside of Oakland. The 34-acre garden is filled with beautiful diverse, colorful, bloomed flowers. The garden features greenhouses which include tropical plants, insect eating plants and seasonal exhibits. “I literally seen this place on someone’s Snapchat and was like I have to go there,” said Oakland resident Philysha Poe, who was visiting the garden with her little brother. “It’s just so peaceful and pretty. I love it.”The garden also includes a waterfall with a walking bridge leading to another exhibit of flowers. Modesto Reservoir Modesto Reservoir is located off Highway 132. The reservoir is two miles long
and equipped for activities such as swimming, archery and hiking. “We come here before its time to go back to school and the cold comes, it takes us about 15 minutes to get here so its worth it,” said Theodore Wesley, as he enjoyed Labor Day weekend with his family. The reservoir also provides fishing, horseback riding and boat rentals at the marina with a variety of options. The park provides plenty of space to do any outdoor activity that can be confined indoors, you can cook, play sports, or just watch the sunset. Woodward Reservoir Woodward Reservoir is a regional park located outside of Oakdale. The park is 3,761 acres of land used for picnics, camping and other recreational uses. The lake can be used for jet skis, rafts, and boats. This reservoir offers a place to go with family or plan a trip with friends. Admission is free and you’re able to bring outside food, no extra money needed to be spent with a group. Century 14 Movie Theatre Century 14 movie theatre is located on 3600 Naglee Road in Tracy. On Tuesdays, the movie theatre shows movies for half price equaling $5.
“I wouldnt have seen Suicide Squad until it was on DVD if it wasn’t for $5 Tuesdays. You can’t beat that,” said moviegoer Katherine Byrd says. This is an activity to do with friends or even by yourself. It allows us to get our guilty pleasures in at a low price. West Lane Bowl West Lane Bowl is located on 3900 West Lane in Stockton. West Lane Bowl offers happy hour Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. The games are $2.25 per session with a free third game on Fridays and discounted items at the bar. This is a way to socialize with a group or partner without spending much money, food and entertainment for a great price. Summer is made for us to let loose and be free, don’t get caught up in the empty-wallet blues too soon. Always look and see what your town or other towns have to offer at affordable prices. It may be a great new way for us to try new things. There are tons of activities we can do to pass the summer days, but with winter approaching new seasons calls for new fun.
MUSTANG VOICE ‘If the election were to start today, would you vote for one candidate to stop the other from being elected?’ “Yeah, more than likely. Both candidates are pretty terrible in my opinion, personally. I’d rather vote for Gary Johnson or some other third-party candidate; but if it came down to the two primaries right now, yeah, I’d for sure vote for one just so the other can’t win.”
“Yes, I would because honestly, I don’t like either. But if I had to vote for one or the other, just because I dislike the other more.” CLAYJOCSON “Yes, I would because if you think about it, if you vote for that candidate, that you want to get voted, you’ll make them win. Instead of making the one because your vote counts as well.” BIBIANACARDENAS “No, I wouldn’t want to see any of them; but if I would pick one I’d say Hillary. Because Trump would not be a person trusted. He’s a flip flop; he says one thing then says the other .” ANTHONYBRECKONRIDGE-GIL
“Yeah, I just wanted to see if what he was saying the truth. He’s saying he’d make America great again, so I want to see if he can prove what he is talking about. I don’t know about a female being president right now.” JOSEPHLANDIS
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LET’S GO DOWN THE COFFEE TRAIL By Francina Sanchez Social Media Editor
Top, Trail Coffee customers enjoying their afternoon. Bottom, Trail Coffee’s goodbye message. PHOTOS BY FRANCINA SANCHEZ
Dim lighting with a homey, rustic vibe is what comes to mind when you think of a local coffee shop, but an alley? That’s exactly where a you’ll find one of downtown Stockton’s Trail Coffee Roasters. Formerly known as Jesus Mountain Coffee, the newly rebranded businesses is attracting Stocktonians. The Trail Coffee Roasters website said the founders passion turned into a lifestyle that led to the opening of the espresso bar in the downtown area of Stockton where the location is known as “The Alley.” The name was originally, “Jesus Mountain Coffee” which came from the location of the farm located in Jesus Mountain, Nicaragua. With an authentic taste and edgy look, Trail Coffee Roasters is a “third wave coffee shop,” according to Erik Johannson, who takes care of roasting coffee and is also a barista at Trail. So what is a third wave coffee shop? “It’s a coffee shop that is more focused on the craft and the care of the coffee instead of a commodity,” said, Johansson. The owners of the coffee company bring coffee from all different parts of the world from Ethiopia, Peru and Nicaragua to name a few. When you walk into the the location, you immediately see the sacks of coffee beans that fill the air with different aromas of coffee. “A lot of people associate coffee with being bitter ... but when you roast something fresh you have a broad taste and the way you roast it makes a difference,” said Gianna
Vicari, co-owner of Trail Coffee Roasters. While, importing coffee from all parts of the world Trail keeps coffee as fresh as they can by bringing a genuine taste to every cup that they serve. “It’s not what they expect,” said Vicari. Some of the features attracting guests are the fresh and homemade pastries, flavored simple syrups and affogato which seems to be the most popular on the menu. The affogato is homemade ice cream that has a fresh shot of espresso poured over it that is offered in different flavors throughout the seasons. “Espresso over homemade ice cream is probably the best thing I’ve ever had and love how there are seasonal flavors,” said Kimberly Bernal a visitor and client at Trail. With a wide variety of clientele there is something offered for every coffee enthusiast coming in from students, lawyers and artists. For now, Trail Coffee is staying put in the alley but does look to expand in the future to be more than just a destination coffee location. It would be a larger space to offer a sit in cafe. “There isn’t any plans as of now but in the future, eventually I would like to have Trails all over,” said Vicari. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit trailcoffeeroasters.com follow the company’s Instagram @trailcoffee or Facebook: Trail Coffee Roasters accounts.
Wonders with clay
Horton Gallery opens with first show of school year By Chanelle Muerong
he’s been exhibiting in shows all around the country as well. He’s definitely a professional artist. We really like to make sure the students are aware that teachers Aug. 25 marked the beginning of the 2016-2017 are artists, that they are professional artists.” While the show is an exhibition, awards were also exhibition season at the L.H. Horton Jr. Gallery. presented. The Horton Gallery is a visual arts exhibition proG.V Kelley won Best of Show. gram located on the first floor of the Shima building. Matthew Patton won second place. “I come to the reception, to look around…I like Linda S. Fitz Gibbon won third. how everything is laid out, very organized. I like all Shana Angela Salaff won San Joaquin Potters Guild the art pieces that the gallery has in here,” said Emily Founders award. Coston, a Delta College student and a frequent visitor “I make figurative ceramic sculptures exploring the to the art gallery. “I like that one with the skeletons nuances of identity, specifically related to gender, by and butterflies because it represented the migration of pairing the heads of animals with human bodies,” the butterfly and the issues with people planting the Kelley wrote in an artist statement according to the wrong type of milkweed.” Visions in Clay 2016 gallery guide. “This pairing The Visions in Clay Exhibition and Awards Comproblematizes the representation of both animal and petition is the first show of the school year. human, subverting the stereotypes for both. In my This is the seventh year Visions in Clay has opened most recent body of work, I pair the heads of animals the exhibit season in the gallery. that are commonly maligned with the bodies of femVisions of Clay was founded by San Joaquin Potters inized children.” Guild in 2002-2007. There are five more exhibitions this season; two In 2010, it was turned over to the Horton Gallery to more in the fall and three in the spring. continue presenting ceramics. The next exhibition will be curated by Jan Marlese. “It’s an exceptional show of craftsmanship and diThe show is called “Social Contracts” and will start versity of style through individual use of materials,” Oct. 6 and will end Oct. 28. according to the Visions in Clay 2016 gallery guide. A special performance called “Meena’s Dream” will This year, the gallery exhibited 60 works by 50 artbe performed by Anu Yadau and will take place Oct. ists, including former student, Shiloh Gastello and re27. cently retired ceramics professor, Joe Mariscal. The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 11 “He was our ceramics professor for 30 years,” Jan a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 11 Marlese, Gallery Director, said. “Joe is a great artist; a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Feature Co-Editor
PHOTOS BY CHANELLE MUERONG
Stockton’s golden idea New photo club shows love for city
By Midori Morita Editor-in-Chief
A sense of pride is flowing through Stockton and continues to grow each day. It’s easy for those who have been in Stockton for a while to have pride in their city, but what about the younger generation? Stockton is constantly in the news with derogatory headlines that paint a picture that Stockton is not the place where you want to be. The Golden Hour Project, created by Matthew Amen, Erik Johansson, Joel Munoz and Johhny Chin, hopes to finally stomp out Stockton’s stigma while still helping the city. The Golden Hour Project is a group of local photographers that have been going out on select Sunday evenings to take pictures around Stockton. Their ultimate goal is to release a coffee table book that will feature all the photographers involved and a few of their photos. The profit from their books will go directly to helping a Stockton-area school’s art department. “We want people to re-fall in love with Stockton,” said Amen. Amen, Johansson, Munoz and Chin hope to continue creating different books that correspond with the seasons and each season they will help a different school as well. “Your passion could bless someone else,” said Munoz. In early June, Amen and Johansson came up with the idea for the Golden Hour Project and decided to involve Munoz as he had happened to see them later that day. Amen recalls involving Chin as well, because of his connection with the community as well as his photography. They all sat down and found their favorite local photographers and reached out to them through Instagram. Within a few weeks, they had a mission statement and had set up an Instagram and set a location for their first session. At their first session, all ten photographers they contacted showed up. By their third session, they had more than 50 photographers attend. Photographers of all different age groups and backgrounds are coming together to show that Stockton is beautiful. “The line of age is blurred by the passion they have,”
said Amen. Jonathan Romero only does photography as a hobby, and when he’s not shooting photos he’s working at Lowe’s. “For me, it’s liberating. Because I get to go out and explore Stockton and not be afraid of it,” said Romero. Although Romero has only been in Stockton for a few years, he already has pride in the city and is proud to be apart of the project.. “It makes us feel like we have a famTop, Josh Renwick, shows others his photos from previous sessions. Bottom, from left to right: ily,”said Romero Josh Renwick Johnny Chin, Erik Johansson, Joel Munoz and Matthew Amen. is a history teach- PHOTOS BY MIDORI MORITA er through Lincoln So far the group has raised $170 from setting up popUnified School District and does photography as a up spots at local events such as the Stockmarket, and Symhobby as well. posium, a live music and art show, and selling their prints. Unlike Romero, Renwick has lived here his whole life. Amen announced at their final meeting for sum“I’ve been waiting for something like this in Stock- mer session that Empresso Coffeehouse offered to let ton for a long time,” said Renwick. “There’s not too the group display their photos during Stockton’s Beer much going on with Stockton and art, and what I’m Week. seeing is almost a renaissance in Stockton.” The Golden Hour Project is the first of it’s kind Amen emphasized that it’s not about them, it’s and Amen, especially, hopes that it will expand to a about the city and what they are doing to help it. world-wide project in the future, but for now they will The group has been putting in work to help get the stick to Stockton. project out to other Stocktonians.
National Park Service celebrates centennial
Organization established to protect open spaces, wildlife across the United States By Katherine Gagne Staff Writer
The National Park Service, which celebrates its 100th year Anniversary in 2016, has spent the last century preserving and managing America’s great wilderness areas. One Delta College Biology Professor has a strong connection to the NPS. Since 2010 Dr. Paul Ustach has been a seasonal Interpretive Ranger Naturalist serving the public at Yosemite National Park. “One of the reasons the parks were born was, were we becoming more and more industrialized and city oriented and people were losing that connection to remote wild places untouched by civilization. As a human being we need to get to these wild places. We’ve been domesticated and we need places to regain our sanity. I think that’s in our DNA,” said Ustach. The sights and sounds and smells of vibrant living nature, activate parts of our human brain that recall a time when, as a species, we lived deep in its embrace. However not all people have an appreciative view of nature. “Initially most people’s view of the wild is it’s a scary place. A place where you get lost, where something’s going to eat you or you are going to get stung, but the key is just getting them out there. Once they feel the
peace, smell the flowers, hear the birds, most people gravitate to that right away,” he said. “We have these places where everybody can go, but a big challenge for the National Park Service is getting everyone to go out there. This year especially, they’re trying to make efforts to reach out to those people and get them out into the woods.” Since the beginning of the National Park Service the range of duties expanded from the management and protection of wilderness areas to include the stewardship of cultural and historical treasures, for the enjoyment and enrichment of generations to come. “The NPS system oversees 413 areas in American territories covering more than 84 million acres,” according to the National Park Service website, nps.gov. “These areas include national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, historic sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and the White House.” One of the first advocates for creating a National Park Service was the naturalist writer and conservationist John Muir. As the Industrial age began to gain momentum, raiding the land for resources, there were some men like Muir who were farsighted enough to realize that some land needed to be protected from development and allowed to continue to flourish in a pristine state of wilderness. In 1892 Muir founded the environmental preserva-
tion society known as the Sierra Club. In 1903, a camping trip with Muir in the Yosemite Valley, prompted President Theodore Roosevelt, to incorporate the land into Yosemite National Park. “Muir felt a spiritual connection to nature; he believed that mankind is just one part of an interconnected natural world, not its master, and that God is revealed through nature,” according a Public Broadcasting System article. By writing about the wild places of the west in popular magazines of the day, Muir inspired the nation to support the idea of National Parks. By 1916, 14 wilderness areas and 21 national monuments had been established, and a new organized system of managing them was needed. On Aug. 25 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed what’s now known as the Organic Act, and the National Park Service was born. In this day and age of deforestation pollution and global warming, it’s more important than ever to realize the value of preserving the wilderness, and one of the ways we can do this is by visiting our National Parks. “The parks are for everybody and they’ll only survive with the support of everyone, not just a small segment of the population. So that’s why it’s important to get all of America involved. They’re our parks. They are there for all of us,” said Ustach.
Sept. 9, 2016
‘Sausage Party’ slams world religions By Christopher Donaldson
verybody thinks they have the answers to life but nobody can prove it. Anybody can tell you this, but would you expect to hear this from a talking hot dog with gloves for hands and his bun girlfriend in high heels? The recently released film “Sausage Party” has been making headlines as the first computer animated film to earn an R-rating. Made to look like a Pixar film with a story written by the twisted mind of Seth Rogen critics have been giving scores as low as 66 percent on Metacritic and as high as 83 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. But the biggest attention grabber of the film is the way it represents religion and culture. In the film every food represents the country it was made in and also has ideals about what happens to them in “the great beyond,” where they believe the humans known as “the Gods,” are taking them. The protagonist, Frank (Seth Rogen), and his girlfriend, Brenda (Kristen Wiig), are left behind in the midst of a giant food spill and try to get back to their aisles. But, along the way Frank is told by the non-perishables the story of the Gods was made up to keep the food happy before death. Over the years each culture kept changing the story to align with their beliefs resulting in cultural warfare among the foods. The film is clearly satirizing world religions and the problems that arise from intolerance, which is what it is most criticized for as well as praised for. The Gateway’s Jeff Turner wrote: “The commentary on religion sounds trite … because it is coming from the wrong kid.” Alissa Wilkinson of Christianity Today wrote: “Sausage Party gives a
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full-throated defense of tolerance and a condemnation of ethnic and religious feuding.” In the film’s climax Frank’s friend Barry (Michael Cera) tells Frank just because you think you have the answer to the afterlife doesn’t mean you can disrespect other people’s beliefs or tell them they’re wrong, you treat people with respect. Sausage Party isn’t for everyone, it might offend you because of its philosophy or because of its content, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s well made and has excellent comedy. It should be successful enough to get people more interested in R-rated CGI films. Haven’t you ever wanted to see Elsa smack Anna’s butt and flip Kristoff the bird?
New Frank Ocean album ‘Blonde’ topping charts By Dylan Loura Feature Co-Editor
“He’s such a great artist and it shows because being on his own label it allows him to express music without any boundaries ... In which, with bigger labels there’s someone guiding your music,” said Alex Guerro a student at Modesto Junior College. Ocean’s album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Also No. 1 in U.S., U.K., Australia, NZ, Belgium, Norway and Denmark. He was originally signed to “Def Jam” and “Universal.” He fulfilled his contract obligations by putting out a visual album called, “Endless.” Ocean did this to be released from the deal, so he could create his own independent label.
Ocean released the album off of his indie label, “Boys Don’t Cry.” This album comes four years after his critically acclaimed “Channel ORANGE.” Unlike other independent artists Ocean was able to spread his music worldwide, instead of with just a small audience. Ocean is reportedly making $5 to $7.50 for each copy on iTunes for $9.99. However, if he were signed to a big label like other artists he would have made only $1.50 to $2 per copy according to Forbes. com. “Blonde” may cause other artists to go on their own and not get shackled to the big-name labels. “It’s not what I’m used to hearing from Frank Ocean. I didn’t get to emotionally connected with this album,” said Jessica Lane a student from Las Positas Junior College.
Pacific Bowl opens college night By Gloria Gibbs
because it’s almost the weekend and the deal is great,” said Cori Sakoda, a Pacific student. With the fall semester in session, Games are $2.50 each per person businesses such as Pacific Bowl have while the shoes are $1, just present opened up their doors to students for any form of college identification to a night of bowling qualify for the discount. and friends. Not only are the Pacific Bowl holds games and shoes college night during cheaper, but for the 21 the week. and over crowd beers Every Thursday are $2. after 9 p.m. until The bowling alley can 12 a.m. the bowlhold 160 people and ing alley welcomes the lanes do get packed students in the area with fraternities, sororto bowl and mingle ities, sports teams, and with other students. IMAGE FROM FREEPIK.COM other groups of students “It’s a safe place looking to have fun. to hang out with friends looking to “It’s especially great for new let off some steam in a good way,” incoming freshman to come hangout said Megan Tomei, web designer for and make some new friends,” said Pacific Bowl. Brandon Bell, a Pacific student who “I like to bowl and my friends comes to college night every so often like to get together on college night with his friends. Senior Staff Writer
This album is a huge change compared to his older albums. “Blonde” is a two-part album that comes with its own magazine. The first part was the visual album “Endless.” The album was also released within a few different pop up shops across the country. A pop up shop is classified as flash retailing, a trend of opening short-term sales spaces. The magazine can be found in these pop up shops and it features: Wolfgang Tillmans, Kanye West, Tom Sachs, Tyrone Lebon and others. After 4 years of a highly anticipated sophomore album, his fans are left with a different taste than what they are accustomed to. Causing some fans to sway back and forth on whether they like him or not. Creating a new mystic around Frank Ocean’s image.
Prince’s house becomes museum By Chanelle Muerong Feature Co-Editor
Listen up Prince fans, the artist’s 65,000-square foot Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota is being turned into a museum. “Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, said in a statement, according to etonline.com and BuzzFeed. “Only a few hundred people had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.” According to some planning documents, tours will be 70 minutes long. The maximum amount a guest could stay is two hours. The tour also has 24/7 security. “The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” according to a
statement by Prince’s siblings found on usatoday.com. “Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.” During the tour, guests will be able to see the recording and mixing studios, the video editing suites, the rehearsal room and the massive sound stage Prince used for private concerts and rehearsals. Guests will also be able to see Prince artifacts, concert memorabilia and the automobiles and motorcycles that Prince owned. Fans took to Twitter to express thoughts. “Dreams do come true!” said Kelly Pruitt, a Twitter user. “Tickets go on sale tomorrow on paisleypark official. Whos all in??? im EXCITED [sic],” said Cyndi Figueroa, another Twitter user. The tours begin Oct. 6. Tickets went on sale in late August. Tickets can be purchased at OfficialPaisleyPark.com.
Sept. 9, 2016
Football looks forward to advancing By Frank Allen Sports Editor
The Delta College football team looks forward to advancing this season. Last year the Mustangs ended the season with a five game winning streak, and a 7-4 record. It was Delta’s first winning streak since 2012. “Last year is what we expect and more, we got a lot of good players, and were looking to a great season,” said Head Coach Gary Barlow. Delta’s leading players quarterback Arnold Kimble, halfback Evan Owens, and receiver Jaxon Wagner are now done with football at Delta. “We’re galvanizing, we got some new guys the team is getting better and they look pretty good,” said Assistant Head Coach Doug Murray. As of now, the quarterback position decision is split. “We have two returning quarterbacks, Jake Pruitt and Logan Lopes, and both are doing a Coach Gary Barlow discuses team expectations for new season on Sept. 7. PHOTO BY FRANK ALLEN good job,” said Barlow. competing for a long wanting to work,” said Pruitt The two will split the quarterback position, until View video interviews time and bring it evThough a scrimmage game, the game was played announced otherwise. ery single day,” said with full contest. with members of the “The connection is good, there is no hate between Lopes. “We held our own,we were very competitive,I’m pretty football team at us. We’re good friends we both want to play good and On Aug. 24, Delsure they were subbing guys like we were subbing guys, win games, the connection with the players are good, deltacollegian.net ta College played but we held our own and while on the road,”said Murray and we play well together,” said Pruitt. a scrimmage game Barlow said the defense held it’s own. Even though, the decision is split between the against San Francisco City College, the current State The team already had its first loss for the season starting quarterbacks, the players are both showing and national champion. trailing by three points with the score being 28-25 their professionalism for the team. “The confidence is up you can see people coming in against Sacramento City College. “Surprising were not looking into it and we been
Raiders submit application for Vegas move By Dylan Loura
O Current Delta goalie Shelby Stephens deflects the ball. PHOTO BY FRANK ALLEN
Players of now, then battle By Frank Allen
Tori Dettloff, former center, defender and attacker from the 2012 team and now assistant coach, was on the sideline coaching the alumni. On Sept. 3, Delta College’s women’s water Watt and Dettloff were two-time All polo team held an alumni game where past Americans for Delta. Lady Mustangs took on against current players. Watt has the record for most scores in “It’s more of a reunion, your school history, while Tori current team versus your oldhas the school record for er players, and I love this, the View highlights from the most steals in a season. players that I used to coach and alumni game at Dettloff is now assistant see going against the players deltacollegian.net coach, working with Varonow. It’s like battling against sh. myself,” Nathan Varosh, head Watt was the only alumcoach of the team, said. ni to come back beyond 2012. The game ended 10-15 with Delta’s alumni She said it felt good to be back, get back taking the win. into the water and bringing back old mem“I was really nervous I thought that there was ories. no chance we would win, but we did good,” said The women’s water polo team is coming current sophomore goalie Shelby Stephens. from its best year as state finalist. “I feel like we played to the best, there’s The team already had its first game opener things that we can work on, but it was a good against Merced Junior College earlier, winning game,” said Stephens. 15-9. The teams played similar to each other, “I really want to encourage everyone in the making the game intense and suspenseful. campus to come out, we're good and ready. “With coach, it’s the same routine in struc- We have great support from with in the comture and discipline,” said Stephens, who is ex- munity,” said Varosh. cited for this season stating “#wonthis.” DelA men’s alumni tournament will be held ta’s alumni team included Sarah Watt at the Sept. 17-18. Varosh will compete. wholeset position from the 2006 season. Sports Editor
n Aug. 20, the Oakland Raiders submitted a request to have the “Las Vegas Raiders” name trademarked. “I think they’re going to lose possibly their fans. They’ve been in the Bay for a while and everyone from California is not going to want to drive to Vegas. Actual fans will, but people that are local won’t want to go watch them,” said Delta student Saul Ochoa a Seahawks fan of 4 years. This application doesn’t guarantee the Raiders will move. All this application does is show the league the team is serious about getting a new home if things don’t improve. The Raiders have been sharing a stadium with the Oakland A’s since 1968. The stadium is in desperate need of an overhaul and Oakland has denied a request to build a new stadium before. This caused the team to pursue a possible relocation to Los Angeles. The San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams were also in contention for the new Los Angeles Stadium. The Rams however, won the pulling for Los Angeles, while the Chargers came in second and Raiders last. The Raiders are the only team in the NFL still sharing a stadium with a Major League Baseball counterpart. “I think a lot of teams would feel that if one of
the teams that isn’t so good gets their own stadium then everyone should,” said Delta student Tre’ Collins a Raider fan of 17 years. The dirt used by the A’s has caused a lot of concern because it creates a hard surface, unsafe for National Football League players. “I don’t think it’s going to happen. I feel like the Raiders are so bad they just need some kind of reputation to get more views,” said Delta student Davien Lopez a Raider fan of 23 years. The Raiders have not had a winning record in 13 years. Causing the move to be more questionable. If this does become a reality and the “Black Hole” moves to Las Vegas this wouldn’t be the first time the Raiders moved away. In 1980, Al Davis tried to get improvements to the stadium, but was shut down. He then signed a deal with Los Angeles to move his franchise down there. However, the board of owners denied his request unanimously. Davis, furiously took the NFL to court and won the rights to move his franchise down south. The Silver and Black then set sail to LA and the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1982. The team prospered in those Los Angeles years with winning two Super Bowls. The franchise moved back to Oakland in 1995 because the city of LA didn’t follow through on its promises of a more modern stadium.
Sept. 9, 2016
Unfair price mark-up for EpiPen
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EpiPens are essential for those prone to deadly allergic reactions towards specific things such as peanuts or milk. The price for a pack containing two EpiPens used to run anywhere from $60-$100; but as the need for these pens increased throughout the years, so has the prices. “I think it’s ridiculous,” said Delta student Justine Ferbo. Though Ferbo herself isn’t allergic to anything, a family member of hers is allergic to cats. “My sister can’t be around them,” said Ferbo. “When she is, she starts having trouble breathing.” Rather than investing in the pricey EpiPens, Ferbo’s sister is looking elsewhere. “There are cheaper alternatives,” says Ferbo, “but doctors will usually go towards the most expensive alternative, rather than the cheaper one.” It now costs around $600 for a pack containing two of the exact same EpiP-
portant product be accessible to anyone that needs it.” Mylan’s efforts to provide a cheaper, generic EpiPen may backfire, for the price of this generic pen is still high. “I still think its old fashioned capitalism, unfortunately,” said Stockton resident Chris Morales. “It’s un-reasonable to charge that much for a tool that some people need to survive.” Morales isn’t allergic to anything, nor is anyone else he knows; but said the pricing is unfair. “It’s like these big corporations are all in it together; we don’t know what’s put in our food or how people’s bodies react to pesticides. But when we get sick, we go to the companies that charge these prices.”
ens that not only used to be cheaper, but reportedly cost no more than $20 dollars to make. The amount of the lifesaving epinephrine inside one EpiPen is one dollars’ worth, according to an article on Bloomberg.com. The pen itself is said to cost just a few dollars more. “People who have created workarounds for EpiPens have spent just $15 or so on the syringes,” according to cnbc.com. Mylan, the company that bought the rights to the EpiPen back in 2007, has released information of a cheaper generic EpiPen it will release. This generic EpiPen will run customers around $300, instead of $600 and is said to be released in several weeks, according to Mylan. Though the exact date for release is unknown, it’s speculated to be soon. “We understand the public’s frustration and concerns with the cost of the EpiPen to the patient,” said Mylan CEO Heather Bresch on the Myland website, “and have always shared the public’s desire to ensure that this im-
By Mikael Honzell
Life-saving pen breaks the bank and skyrockets to $600
Catch ‘em All: Pokémon GO brings players together KWDC: Back By Chanelle Muerong
The game gave a nostalgic feel as it allowed players to walk around and catch Since July 6, Pokemon Pokémon like in the games. fans have spent time fulfillPlayers could make ing their childhood dream their Pokémon stronger by of becoming the very best giving them “candies.” Pokémon Master, like no Delta has almost 30 “poke one ever was. stops” and two gyms, making That’s when Pokémon it an easy area for players to GO was released as a col- level up between classes. laboration between the Pokémon eggs can Pokémon Company and be hatched by walking Niantic Labs took over the around. world in a matter of days.. Students can hatch eggs “I think it’s really nos- as they walk from their car talgic for a lot of people,” to campus. said 25-year-old Michaela The players were also alJacobson. “When you’re lowed to join one of three a kid you’ve always to do teams - Instinct, Valor and that and so now you can do Mystic - as soon as they it and I think that’s great.” hit a certain level. More than longtime Gyms are a little bit diffans were attracted. ferent. Instead of battling Newer generations had gym leaders and collecta crack at the game as well. ing badges, the gyms were “I’m kind of new to being led by the different the Pokémon world,” said teams. 18-year-old T.G. RobA little bit confusing erts. “Everyone was talking but people seemed to enabout it and now I’m kind joy the mix of old and new of addicted.” features. Pokémon fans old Feature Co-Editor
and new gathered from all over to play the game. During summer, the creator of Stockton Con, Mike Millerick, with the help of several local businesses, created and hosted a Pokémon GO meet up at Weber Point. More than 200 people showed up and walked through downtown as a group to “poke-stops” and gyms. In the recent months, however, there has been a 20 percent drop in user activity. Some went as far as deleting the game entirely. Complaints have been seen and heard from all around about various things, including the lack of updates. “I definitely don’t play as much as I did when the game first came out,” said Brooke Becker, a student at Delta College. Starting Sept. 5, however, Niantic stated there would be
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big updates on the game that would hopefully bring players back to the game. “I think that’s amazing!” Becker replied, when told about the rumors of a big update. “I still feel that the game was released too early. There were a lot of issues with the app but at least now they have a chance to improve it and make it even better! I’m excited to see what they have in store for us, I’m sure it’ll be great!” With these updates, time will tell if the game goes back to being No. 1, or if it’ll stay where it is.
legitimate concern. “I thought they were the same thing,” said Delta student Leo Phillips when asked about whether he knew about the difference between KWDC and KXVS. “I saw the windows were all covered up so I went to the website and saw that they were on the Miracle Mile now. I just figured maybe Delta got a better place to do their shows.” Regardless of how things play out between Delta College and KXVS, Brogger is excited for the future of KWDC. The current plan is for more automated and pre-recorded content than there was before with only four hours of live programming per day. The focus is on quality, not quantity. “In terms of show content, it will still be student driven,” she said. “There are plans for some shows that myself and the program director have given thought to.” Brogger and Villagomez stress that KWDC serves as an instuctional facility, and will be broadcasting shows that have production value worthy of being on the air.
The Political Edge With Killian Barnhart and Zach Merces With the primaries over, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have head into the general election. Trump started off rocky with various gaffes from taking a soldier’s Purple Heart to claiming Obama and Clinton were the founders and MVP’s of ISIS. While this led to a comfortable lead for Clinton, who hasn’t appeared for any press conferences in over 200 days, the polls show that the comfortable gap she had is closing. Trump made several mistakes such as taking a soldier’s Purple Heart to claiming that the ‘gun people’ can take care of Clinton has given Clinton a healthy 12 point lead. According to RealClearPolitics, despite her initial 12 point lead, polls show Trump is closing the gap, as Clinton leads by an average of 5.3%.
While local elections aren’t as roller coaster as national elections, Stockton isn’t free of controversy. Mayor Anthony Silva’s campaign is being rocked with controversies such as his gun being used in a slaying of a child and not reporting the gun stolen. Silva is also under investigation for allegedly being caught playing strip poker with teenagers and recording the act without consent. Michael Tubbs has seem to become a favorite within the community. Silva’s recent actions leaves the Tubbs campaign with a massive advantage. The League of Women Voters will be hosting the first mayoral debates between Mayor Silva and Tubbs here at Delta College.
Published on Sep 9, 2016
Issue 1 of The Collegian, the student newspaper of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif., for the 2016-17 school year.