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President Hart discusses challenges by brian ratto

Delta employee’s son beats cancer Page 5

Water polo triumphs in tournament Page 7

Collegian writer’s final letter to her father Page 3

UPCOMING Thanksgiving turkey drive Oct. 1- Nov. 19 ASBG Office Shima 101C Lady Mustangs soccer vs. Wolverines Sept. 21 Soccer field


Dr. Kathy Hart began her tenure as the new president/superintendent of San Joaquin Delta College in early September. Hart comes into this job with enthusiasm and knowledge of the district. She’s been with the district since 1994. While Hart has been here she has gained trust, credibility and a relationship with the faculty and staff. When asked about what Delta needs to work on Hart discussed the accreditation, budget and shared governance and communication. “The accreditation in 2013-14 is our seven year comprehensive evaluation, unlike the last accreditation which looked at specific areas,” said Hart. “To have a good outcome we need to continue to improve our strategic plan and show that our Student Learning Outcomes and Assessments (SLOAs) are working.” Hart is looking into all expenditures and revenues to avoid having to dig too deep into our reserves. “We are not in debt,” said Hart. “Spending a majority of the reserve and not cutting back on expenses would put us (the district) in a precarious spot, giving up our financial security.” Not only is Hart focusing on the accreditation and the budget she is working to better the college communication. Shared governance allows for all groups, from administrators


HART AS PRESIDENT: Dr. Kathy Hart discusses her focus on communication issues on and off campus.

to students, to have a voice in district matters. Hart’s focusing on the external communication for the community while Michael Kerns, vice president of student services, is focusing on the internal communication efforts. “We are streamlining the communication systems on and off campus to get differing perspectives on our issues. We are also trying to involve students in the district, not

just the regular voices heard but new voices as well,” said Hart. Crime is also a concern for Hart. According to Hart the way the campus is built is not conducive to safety, but the District Police are working to add more signs, advising students to travel in pairs and adding more surveillance systems. “We (the district) are looking at what has and has not worked, to increase campus safety,” said Hart. “Student Service Officers are more

present on campus and Campus Police Officers are patrolling the exterior perimeter, all in efforts to keep the campus community safe.” At the end of the day Hart said she is working to make Delta College better. Her previous knowledge of the district’s inner workings and its faculty and staff help her do so. “I believe in team work and collaboration, which is very important for the district,” said Hart.

Board members face opposition in Nov. election by mary david

The Board of Trustees is the group that oversees the San Joaquin Delta Community College District. The Board is made up of seven members who represent different areas of the district, along with a student representative. With this year’s elections nearing, the Collegian interviewed some of the candidates running for the board. C. Jennet Stebbins represents Area 1 and is running for re-election. In 1975, she graduated from the University of La Verne where she majored in criminal justice and sociology. When asked why she is the best candidate for the position, Stebbins replied that after four years, she’s received on the job training from all the classes and seminars she attended.

“I’ve learned that with participatory governance, how the college is working, everyone plays a part. Delta is more balanced in its approach in sharing the responsibility,” she said. When asked which issues/topics should be highlighted, Stebbins emphasized diversity and tolerance, particularly to the LBGT community. “Our campus is more tolerant, or is becoming more tolerant, but I would like to see more. Everyone has a need,” she said. Steve Castellanos represents Area 5 and is running for re-election. In 1979, he graduated from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in architecture and is currently regional director for the American Institute of Architects. Castellanos first took a seat with the board in 2008. He describes Delta, at that point, as experiencing many difficulties. When asked which issues have been the recent topics of conversation at the meetings, he listed ac-

creditation of courses, financial changes, and student access in terms of completion. “Delta is an incredible institution. We’ve got a great faculty. Students benefit a great deal. Can we do better? Sure,” he said. Teresa Brown represents Area 6 and is running for re-election. Brown received her bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, her master’s degree in education from Wheeling Jesuit, and her PhD in biblical studies from Graduate Theological Union. She served as president of the board from 2009-10. When asked why she is the best candidate, Brown emphasized experience. “I have experience in leadership. It is important to continue this experience due to these times of hardship.” Moreover, Brown shared her personal motto, which is “access plus progress lead-

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Issue 2 • Sept. 21, 2012 •

Today’s decisions affect tomorrow’s outcome

Political fever is hitting the nation, but will Delta students take notice and vote for change? percent and create new income tax brackets on people who earn $250,000 or more per year. Some of those taxes would be invested into schools and colleges. ost people are aware of the upcoming November election. The University of California Board of Regents said that “if the It’s been all the rage, especially with national convention for initiative fails, the system is scheduled to receive a budget reduction of both the Republican and Democratic parties recently. $250 million dollars this year and lose an additional $125 million next The convention included a number of speeches, from actor Clint year.” Eastwood's hysterical rant to an empty chair to an empowering speech If Proposition 30 passes, 89 percent of temporary tax revenues will by Civil Rights leader John Lewis. Both parties are scrambling to gain support before the Nov. 6 election. go toward elementary and high school educations. The remaining 11percent will go to community colleges, such as Delta College. Outside of all the media hype, is there enough to gain the interest of If the education system, continues to loose money that would surely Americans? Particularly young Americans? result in faculty dismissal and more program cuts. In a country where it is our constitutional right to voice our opinions Though you may not feel the immediate effects of an issue, consider and have the opportunity to vote for someone or something that the future, your younger sibling or someone you know who may want represents our general views, it is disappointing to see that young citizens choose not to vote or even show any concern in the elections whatsoever. to attend Delta College. They may be denied an education because of deep budget cuts that Roughly around twelve percent of eligible young voters take the may have been prevented if you took the time to vote. opportunity to vote, according to Point, Click, Vote. If people don’t take advantage of the right to vote — whether it be for The presidential race may have a bigger impact on the world but the president of the United States or president of the school — we will campus elections can also be vital to students and the education system take a turn for the worst. as a whole. People may no longer be able to voice their opinions, they will lose If young people choose not to participate in the elections on a their power to elect a leader allowing the wrong person to take control, large scale, then it is must be crazy to think that young people would and they will see their world crumble literally and physically. participate in an election on a smaller scale. If you don’t vote, you don’t have the right to complain. Consider Proposition 30. There is power in numbers, so do your part. A yes vote on the proposition would raise state sales tax by 3.45



Votes lacking due to disinterested youth by valerie smith

Youth and politics seem to have an underlying dislike for one another. A gap in political education and its importance, among other things, may be to blame. For the upcoming November election, young voters seem uninterested or disengaged with politics and presidential candidates as a whole. This year 58 percent of registered voters 18-29 say they will definitely vote in the upcoming election, according to The Livingston Daily, a newspaper in Michigan. That’s a vast drop in 78 percent from 2008. In some part, it’s because of a dislike of the candidates. In 2008, then Sen. Barack Obama was surged into presidency by the young voting population. Yes, we actually matter and swayed the vote. “An average estimation of 22 million people under

the age of 30 showed up to the polls the third highest in the nation’s history,” states Nicole Greenstein of Time magazine. Either way bridging the voting gap is something we as a young populous need to work on. Political campaigns are hitting the youth hard with targeting and campus visits in hopes of getting us to the polls. Surveys show the economy and lack of jobs are what 18-29 year olds main concerns for the nation. In Stockton and on campus there is no doubting the crime rate has risen. Stockton’s homicide rate and the ever-rising unemployment rate has risen to 15.1% being 45,000 of our population, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Being one of the most impacted groups during this economic downfall should spark an interest in young registered voters to make a move for change. We shouldn’t need non-profits, activists, celebrities or candidates to tell us to care about voting.

We need to care enough as a young nation about our futures and where we are headed in the said “road to recovery.” “Why bother? One vote isn’t going to make a difference,” said Chris Rivera, a Delta College student. This seemed to be a general answer in my quest to find “young voting-voters” on Delta campus. Having an opinion and outlook on political issues as a young American needs to be more important to us. The Rock the Vote foundation embraces this concept, and is trying to rally the young to the polls. The organization is attempting to reach out and streamline the voting process to be more appealing to our generation in different ways. “Our goal is not to tell people what to do, but to give people the tools to make up their mind,” said Heather Smith, the group’s president in an interview with Time magazine. Many of us gripe about how hard it is to find a job, high college costs, gas prices, even healthcare concerns, but what are we willing to do about it? The possibility for change could be in one vote.

THE COLLEGIAN — FALL 2012 Editor/opinion editor James Striplin News editor Brian Ratto Feature/online editor Justin Tristano Entertainment/sports editor Christopher Howze Copy editor Haley Pitto

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Issue 2 • Sept. 21, 2012 •

Dear Dad,


ad, you are in my thoughts every day. I miss you more than words could ever describe. There’s a hole in my heart that aches every time I think of you or see your picture. Even writing this brings tears to my eyes. You were so much more than a dad. You were a friend, my secret keeper, my go-to guy for anything not related to boys or fashion. You were everything to me. You did everything for mom and me. We don’t even know how to work the fax machine without you. I never realized how much you did for us and how much we’ll have to learn to do for ourselves. You left us last week at only 53. You won’t even get to celebrate your birthday this Saturday. I really thought you would be here to see me graduate college, walk me down the aisle and play with my future children. You may have loved your double doubles at In-N-Out, but your love of fast food wasn’t what took you from us. I think that fact that it was an accident and no one saw it coming or could have predicted it is the hardest part about all of this. I can’t blame you for not eating right, I can’t blame someone else for taking you and I can’t blame God as much as I want to. I do have comfort, though, in the fact that you were a donor and you’re going to live on in someone else and help them have a better life. While you may not be here physically, you’re in my heart, I can feel your presence next to me writing this and I know you’re watching over mom and me and our cat Peaches from Heaven. You want me to be strong and not give up on life just because you aren’t here. Dad, you were and are the best Dad. Your gentle, loving, kind and generous heart will never be forgotten. You affected so many people. I had no idea just how many until the cards and calls started. Mom and me haven’t been alone except to go to bed at night. Everyone cares and wants to help. They all have different memories of you. Mom and me still laugh about the time you put shredded coconut on pizza because you thought it was grated cheese and to prove a point that it was still good you ate the whole thing! Your coworkers still talk about your Electric Slide you had to do at the work Christmas party. And apparently you wanted to liven up a wedding and decided a cartwheel was the best way to go about it. I don’t know how you managed that one. I can’t even do a cart wheel. One of the things you always told me was not to be selfish and that you were so proud of me for all I’ve done and all I’m going to do. Difficult as it may be I will do my best. I know I can’t be selfish and stop living my life now that you’re gone, but Daddy I’m going to need your help. Dad, you lived for others, always helping others. I’ll do my best to carry on in your footsteps. I know you’re rewarded now for everything you did and you live with God. But, Dad you are in my heart, and you are here in spirit. I will always love you and miss you. I know you are home now with your family. I know you’re sitting on the beach with a glass of wine smiling down on mom and I. And I know that I will see you again someday. I love you Dad.

Collegian writer Haley Pitto says goodbye to a father lost too soon

Your loving daughter


10 Percent

with brian ratto

Boy Scouts maintain anti-gay policy Girl scouts, 4-H and CampFireUSA remain open and supportive In July, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) reaffirmed its longtime policy banning Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) members and leaders. BSA leaders released a statement saying the policy “reflects the beliefs and perspectives” of the organization, according to a July 17 article in The New York Times. This made me wonder about other outdoor youth organizations and their policies towards homosexual members and leaders. According to, Camp Fire USA provides the opportunity for youth to find their spark, lift their voice and discover who they are. Girl Scouts of America helps build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place, according to 4-H is cultivating a growing number of America's youth to lead us in a Revolution of Responsibility, according to As a member of 4-H for 10 years, I was always worried that I would be outed and kicked out of the organization. It turns out my fear were unwarranted. The BSA is the only one of these four organizations that bans homosexuals nationwide. There may be homophobic attitudes within small parts of the Girl Scouts, CampfireUSA and 4-H, but they have no policies specifically banning LGBTQ+ youth or leaders. Even President Barack Obama and Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney agree that anyone should be able to participate in Boy Scouts regardless of sexual orientation. “The fact that the presidential candidates of both major American parties have come together to oppose the BSA's anti-gay policy in the most polarized political climate since reconstruction speaks volumes about both the moral validity and critical importance of ending the ban,” said Zach Wahls, an Eagle Scout and co-founder of Scouts for Equality, in an Aug. 8 USA Today article. I agree with Wahls, we need to end this ban. Banning homosexuality in youth organizations puts a stigma on being homosexual and can lead to attempted suicides, as shown with the suicide of Carl Walker-Hoover, who took his life after constant bullying for being gay and a boy scout. In order to tell our youth that you are okay just the way you are, we need to stop stigmatizing differences. Being LGBTQ+ is no different than any racial or gender difference, and in California it is protected from any form of discrimination by law. To discriminate against someone for their sexual orientation, or gender expression should be illegal nationwide. We need more organizations like the Girl Scouts, 4-H and CampFireUSA to advocate for the acceptance of everyone.



‘Cabin’ brings Halloween early by chris howze

Earlier this year horror movie fans were given a gift in the form of “The Cabin in the Woods,� the horror movie meta jamboree from the minds of Joss Whedon (director of “The Avengers�) and Drew Goddard (writer of “Cloverfield�). The film did go on to make a fair chunk of change but hopefully with it’s Blu Ray release this Tuesday the film will go on to become the Halloween staple it deserves to be. The Halloween season for horror movie fans is like Christmas, their birthday and the lower Oakland roller derby finals all rolled into one. It’s when cable plays a plethora of spook fests and the film studios shove out whatever new ventures they have for a rabid fan-base. Sadly the last decade has not been kind for the genre. With film budgets growing, the willingness to take a risk on a new property shrinks and as such we’ve had a decade of almost nothing but sequels or remakes. Sure there’s been stand outs like “Trick ‘R’ Treat,� “REC� and “28 Days Later,� but for every diamond you get four “Paranormal Activity� type, five “Resident Evil� types and seven of the “Saw� theme.

Add fraudulent remakes and it becomes apparent why “Cabinâ€? acts as a cinematic breath of fresh air. While the film is technically horror, it’s more a comedy than anything else, actually one of the funniest this year. It takes the self-referential style of “Scream,â€? but goes further than even the bravest of filmmakers. What makes the film so brilliant though is it’s like an ogre — it has layers. If one wants to see a flick where a bunch of dumb 20-somethings get slaughtered out in the woods by all sorts of wrong, that’s all there, but what also awaits is a hilarious deconstruction of the very nature of horror movies and the formulas and clichĂŠs they follow. Without spoiling the twists this is a movie that toys with the idea that it isn’t clichĂŠ that these tropes always repeat in the genre. Not because of a lack of creativity but because the horror films we’ve grown up with are all connected. That every time camp crystal lake added another tally mark to its permanent residents, it wasn’t a movie, but in fact actually happening. So this Halloween, for the love of Norman Bates, buy this movie. I give it 4.5 screaming, tripping victims out of 5.


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Issue 2 • Sept. 21, 2012 •

Baby survives cancer Delta employee’s son makes miraculous recovery by elizabeth fields

“Faith in God is huge for us,� stated Dawn Chambers about her son Jyriaun. Jyriaun contracted a tumor in the cerebellum when he was only nine months old. Dawn, who works in the music department at Delta College gave birth to her little boy Nov. 27, 2010. The first months of her son’s life were full of joy and laughter. But on Aug. 31, 2011, Dawn and her husband Jagada noticed their son was struggling to stand and could not sit up like he previously had done. They took him to the Stockton Kaiser facility. By the end of the day doctors confirmed their worst fear — Jyriaun had a tumor that was blocking the backside of his brain. The couple immediately rushed their son to a specialty medical facility in Oakland on Sept. 1, 2011. He had surgery in the wee hours of the morning. During the surgery, the doctor’s cut pieces of the tumor off and sent it to the lab. To the couple’s dismay, the tumor was confirmed cancerous. Little Jyriaun went through chemotherapy. One week in the hospital, three

weeks at home. This process continued from October through March of this year. Dawn said that Jyriaun’s doctor was extremely well known and that they automatically clicked. Dawn knew her son was in good hands. Jyriaun’s completion of chemotherapy left his parents frightful. The doctor said he might lose his hearing and his motor development skills could be at risk. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. Jyriaun sometime stands on his tippy toes, but he wears a brace for an hour or two a day to help dissolve that problem Jyriaun’s path to recovery has been long and strenuous. For the next few years, it is recommended by doctors that he get checkups every three months. Miraculously, he is not taking any medication. Dawn said her family has a great support system, including her fellow employees, family and friends through Facebook. “I don’t know if I would be able to get through it by myself,� she said. Dawn describes her son as running the show, adorable, having a good spirit and really special.

COMING HOME: Top, Dawn Chambers checks on little Jyriaun in the hospital. Left, Dawn and Jyriaun Chambers coming home from the hospital. PHOTOS COURTESY OF DAWN CHAMBERS





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Issue 2 • Sept. 21, 2012 •

Mud Crawl support veterans

Colleges visit Delta for transfers by mary david

by valerie smith

On Sept. 6, the annual college night was held on campus in Danner Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. College Night is a chance for high school students to come check out different colleges from all over California, as well as some out-of-state-colleges. Take Forrest Johnson, representative from University of Idaho. “They’re thinking about moving me here because they need a representative from Idaho.” Delta also provided its own services. Prior to the event, Delta sent out emails to different high schools to inform the students. Students of all age groups showed up, as each college representative answered all questions from students and parents. Delta also held “Transfer Day” from 9 to 11:30 a.m., which was primarily for Delta students. College night is highly recommended for college students to attend, since there were many more

The annual Muddy Maul and Crawl event is taking place at Jessie’s Grove Winery, 1973 W. Turner Road Lodi, Saturday Oct. 6 at 8:30 a.m. The event has been running for three years and begins with a two-mile course, with nine “boot camp” style obstacles ending with a dirty grand finale called “the mud pit.” All proceeds go to the Boots to Books scholarship program. Preregistration is $50, on race day the price goes up to $60. Teams can register for $250, kids eight and under are $15. The Boots to Books scholarship was established to help veterans, reservists and active military with college expenses while attending Delta College. This year the program was expanded to include local colleges and universities. All this information can be found on


colleges that were present, as well as informational presentations not done during Transfer Day. The North Forum held presentations for California State Universities (CSU) and the Mustang room held presentations for private universities. Delta has its very own Transfer Center, where you can set up an appointment and see if you are on track to a university of your choice. The contact number for the transfer center is (209) 954-5151 ext. 6218.



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Despite the rumors heard during the ASBG meeting, Clubs Night is not cancelled. Jeremiah Stanley, InterClub Council (ICC) Treasurer stated in an email sent to the collegian “Clubs Night was never canceled.” Clubs Night will take place on Oct. 19 in Danner

Hall starting at 6 p.m. Registration is online starting Friday, Sept. 27. Clubs Night is an event that is held every semester at Delta where various clubs participate by playing games and raising money for there individual clubs. This semester Clubs Night will be special in that it is in the form of a masquerade ball.

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The scholarship is accessible to eligible military related personnel by attending For Goodness Sake for the Veterans (FSGV) events. The Mud Crawl is one of the FGSV’s big events of the season, which is why participation is popular. Catherine Mooney, Delta’s director of admissions and records, heads the event. “Our mission is to establish a fun and profitable venue that offers our communities to show support and appreciation four our veterans,” said Mooney. Not only will this help raise money for the Boots to Books Scholarship program, it is a great opportunity for some family fun which will include vendor booths and a children’s activity area. If registration is too pricey for Delta students, it is a great opportunity to volunteer. If you would like to volunteer for the Muddy Maul & Crawl, please contact Suzanne Franco at or call (209) 954-5016.

Delta College Fashion Program is hosting the 4th annual Fashion Industry Insiders on Sept. 26 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. in the Tillie Lewis Theater. “It’s an event designed to allow students to dream and to give them the real path to that dream,” said Leslie Asfour, the Fashion Program Director at Delta College. The event is free for students, family, friends, want to be designers, and the community. It’s a chance to gain real life experience, tips, advice, and networking opportunities with pro-

fessionals from the fashion industry who are coming from San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York. Two former Delta Fashion students will also speak as professionals at the Fashion Industry Insiders event. “The opportunities are huge,” said Asfour. “There’s really a value in the reward of having coffee in New York with a former student who is living that dream.” The Fashion Industry Insiders event bridges a sense of reality to Stockton. For more information about Fashion program events go to the Fashion Industry Insiders webpage through



Issue 2 • Sept. 21, 2012 •

Wrestling makes strides

Water polo takes tournament

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by christian covarrubias

The Mustangs wrestling team is a well-respected unit throughout the state. Long-time coach Michael Sandler has led the Mustangs to multiple accomplishments since his first day as a head coach. Since Sandler took the job at Delta College, the wrestling team has had 48 state qualifiers, 19 place at state, 18 Academic All-Americans and four All-Americans. Now entering his twelfth year with the Mustangs, Sandler’s expectations from his team are higher than before. His three top wrestlers are Aaron Ceballos, who was a high school state qualifier, sophomore Adam Garcia (who was eighth in Northern California last season) and new transfer Ricky Castillo, who also was a high school state qualifier. Sandler took time to answer questions about the goals he wants to reach this season and his expectations from the new wrestlers. COLLEGIAN: What are your expectations this year from your wrestlers? SANDLER: “This is one of the best groups I’ve ever had, a top two finish and top two in state is what we’re aiming for.” COLLEGIAN: Is there a particular goal you want to reach with this team? SANDLER: “I’d like to see us qualify eighth to tenth place and seventh to eighth place in state meet, we’d like to match the two banners we won from 2009 and 2011, Benny Garcia in 2009 and Charlie Seang in 2011.” COLLEGIAN: What kind of impact do you believe your new wrestlers will make? SANDLER: “A huge impact. Best freshman class I’ve recruited since I’ve been here.” The wrestling team begins their season on Sept. 26 in Delta College in a dual match up against Modesto Jr. College and Sacramento State University.

Delta College hosted the 29th annual William K. “Bill” Anttila Memorial Water Polo Tournament on Sept. 14-15. The tournament, named after Anttila who was the team’s original coach at Delta College, is the oldest junior college water polo event in northern California. Participating teams included: Cabrillo, De Anza, Merced, Modesto, Ohlone, Santa Rosa and Sierra. Despite going into the event with a 1-3 record, the Mustangs PHOTOS BY CHRISTIAN COVARRUBIAS went undefeated throughout the IN THE POOL: Delta’s offense sets up a play during the tournament. tournament with a 4-0 record. This weekend Chris Fernandez had 48 goalie Delta’s defense allowed 32 saves. Lincoln High School product Christian points throughout the weekend. The team’s offense scored a combined total of 62 Foss led the Mustangs in scoring with 14 goals. points, nearly doubling the opponent’s score every game. Freshman Cole Mahoney led the team in assists “I would have like to hold the opponents scor- with 12 and steals with 23. The team’s next home game is at 5 p.m. ing down a little more but luckily our offense was Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the June Fergusson pool on strong enough to persevere,” said Head Coach campus. Michael Maroney.

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The Lady Mustangs volleyball team is off to a great start with a season record of 6-4. This season the team is very young, with only three sophomores and eight freshmen. All three sophomores — Kaylyn Lackey, Francesca “Frankie” Zaragoza and Marcellise Hardin — are starters. The team’s biggest obstacle, their age, has already been overcome. “Everybody’s getting used to playing with each other, get used to running a different system and having a different coach from what the players are used to,” said head coach Molly Mordaunt. “There’s lots of things we’re working on and as we work through, it’s fun to see them improve from where we started until now.” However, despite their age, the team has done well, beating out some of the best teams in Northern California, giving the Lady Mustangs a 6-4 record.

“We do have a young team, but they [the players] all work incredibly hard, and with that hard work, we can be a really great team,” said Mordaunt. Mordaunt’s plan to continue on the path to a successful season is to take advantage of each practice and focus on the tasks that are at hand, at every moment. This is Mordaunt’s seventh year with the women’s volleyball team, the last two years as head coach and the previous five years before that as assistant coach. Also helping lead the team this year are co-captains, Lackey and Zaragoza. Lackey played at Linden High School and Zaragoza played at St. Mary’s High School in Stockton. This month the women’s volleyball team will play Modesto Jr. College in Modesto on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. and on Friday, Sept.28 against Cosumnes River College at home beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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Issue 2 • Sept. 21, 2012 •

Program guarantees UC enrollment by devin valdez

Students hoping to transfer to University of California (UC) campuses can apply for the Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) program during the month of September. TAG is a program offered by UC’s to students who wish to transfer from a California Community College. The program guarantees Delta College students admissions to certain colleges and UC campuses, by meeting specific requirements. Also, as a TAG participant, CLIENT: McDonald’s transfer students will be eliJOB  NUMBER:  36922  SARC gible for early admissions noELEMENT:  300-­AD tifications and students will LIVE:   receive help with guidance on TRIM:  10”w  X  7”h any major preparations and reBLEED:   quired coursework. For the 2012-13 school year

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there are seven universities these workshops, where she will ing to completion equals student access.” giving Delta College students go over specific requirements set Running against Stebbins, Castellanos and Brown are Pablo V. the opportunity to apply for by universities participating. Zapata, LeJames K. Melton, David E. Tanner and Jass Sangha. a TAG. Louie also includes step by Pablo Zapata is running against Stebbins, and was part of DelThose universities include UC step directions on how to apply ta’s psychiatric-technician program. He is now a certified substance Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, for a TAG and she will answer abuse group worker for the county. UC San Diego and UC Davis. any questions students may have. “Looking at our youth, they need someplace safe to be educated. I Applications for the TAG “TAG is beneficial in that it choose to not stand idle,” he said when asked why he is running. program opened Sept. 1st and is a tool that can be used by all Also against Stebbins is LeJames K. Melton, a recent Delta graduate with will be accepted until Sept. 30. students to help them stay on an associates of arts in psychology. He said he has two reasons for running. Students applying for a TAG the right track, by keeping re“I am running because the school needs change,” said Melton. “I must complete a University of cord of student’s UC transferam the best candidate because I understand the viewpoint of both California application as well. able units, GPA’s and making students and trustees.” Those applications are accept- sure requirements needed by David Tanner is running against Castellanos. Tanner has spent the last 12 ed from Nov. 1-30. UC campuses are being met,” years in Area 5 serving the community, including developing youth programs. The Career Transfer Center, said Louie. “TAG gives stu“Quite a few programs have been cut…we are community collocated in the DeRicco Stu- dents hope for success. I would lege that is here to serve the community,” he said. dent Services Building, is now encourage as many students as He’s running to become a part of the board because “there’s SCALE FILE  BUILT  TO:  Scale  -­  PRINT  @  100%   offering students assistance possible to look at it, and start some direction that we can take here…to put Delta back on top.” through TAG workshops.STUDIO:  Matthew  Anguiano a TAG.” Jass Sangha is a retired businesswoman challenging Brown. These workshops help TELEPHONE:  214  -­  520  -­  9700 deterUpcoming workshops are “I have a passion for education. What I try to bring to the board mine which universities offering Thursday, Sept. 22 and Sept. 29 PROPERTY  OF  MOROCH  &  ASSOCIATES, is an open door policy. I will be there to listen,” she said. the TAG program, fit students from 2-3:30 p.m. in DeRicco 151. 3625  N.  HALL  ST.,  SUITE  1200  DALLAS,  TX  75219-­5123 Sangha also emphasized her availability. best, based on their qualifications. For more information, con“If you are not connected to the college, what the heck are you Debra Louie, counselor at tact the Career Transfer Center doing? I give out my cell phone number. I will not say I cannot Delta College, is also on hand at at (209) 954-5151 ext. 6218. answer your questions,” she said.

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The Collegian -- Sept. 21, 2012  

Issue 2 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2012-13 school year.

The Collegian -- Sept. 21, 2012  

Issue 2 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2012-13 school year.