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thecollegian Issue 2 • Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 •


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KWDC officially Stockton, Delta remember downtown innovator launches station



Kanye for president 2020? PAGE 6



Behind the scenes with campus custodians PAGE 4

Baseball fan safety rising issue PAGE 7



“Stockton is a dump.” “There is no hope with that city.” “Glad I moved out of that place.” Delta College students read comments like this daily on social media, knowing the reality that what they’re reading may be true. In 2012, the city set a record high for murders with 71. That year, Stockton filed for bankruptcy. As downtown Stockton slowly decayed, a San Diego native named Tim Egkan decided he could help turn the tide. Egkan, the Chief Brand Officer for Ten Space Development and co-founder of Huddle Cowork, was found dead in Central Stockton, near the downtown area, on Sept. 13. Police are investigating his death as a homicide. He was 32. Egkan appeared to have been in an altercation, according to the Stockton Police Department. A $20,000 reward has been offered for any information about this case. In his short time in Stockton, Egkan impacted



DOWNTOWN VIGIL: The stage at the Sept. 16 vigil for Tim Egkan, top. David Garcia from Ten Space Development and Huddle speaks about Egkan.

Paint prep goes bad in Budd BY ALEXIS BUSTAMANTE

Sports Editor Richard Reyes going over story with staff writer Angel Guerrero. Send us your photos to post using #socialcollegian.


The Budd Building painting project got off to an unpleasant start after weekend pressure washing caused water damage. Power washing was done by TA Painting, a subcontractor to the painting contractor CNW Construction, Inc. over the Sept. 12-13 weekend. The washing to prep the surfaces for painting broke electronic locks, as well as defacing columns and wood railings. “It’s disturbing and grabs my attention,” said Alejandra Albor, who added that she almost tripped because of the aftermath.

At least one instructor lectured in a hallway due to the mess. Others complained about not being notified. The facilities office said a computer glitch prevented proper alert to Budd regulars. Students now are likely seeing structures marked with green or orange indicating the need for repair or replacement. “Students and faculty are still impacted on the 2nd and 3rd floors,” said Stacy Pinola, Facilities Planning & Environmental Compliance Manager in an email interview. Dehumidifiers were put in place to pull water out of effected walls and

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Delta’s Radio and Television program launched KWDC 93.5 FM, its student-run radio station this month, KWDC broadcasts throughout Stockton and streams worldwide from its website. For many RTV students, participation is an opportunity to experience a hands-on setting at school. For Professor William Story, it’s a dream come true. Story started teaching at Delta in 2006 when the RTV department didn’t have any equipment for a radio station. “Since day one it has been my goal to bring a radio station back to Delta College,” said Story. He took a sabbatical during the 2013-14 school year to get the license for the station. Story’s work and dedication paid off. The program is benefitting. KWDC has around 24 different segments, 12 live and 12 pre-recorded. These segments range from news to arts and entertainment to community conversation, airing Monday through Friday. RTV students Matt Mackey and Dustin Brakebill have radio segments. Brakebill is the sports director and is also executive producer of the Benchwarmers segment, a show about local, regional and national sports. Although the segment mainly focuses on local sports, Brakebill said his team have had guests, including Record reporters and even two reporters from ESPN. The Benchwarmers airs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Benchwarmers started in February and is the longest running show at the station. Mackey is an operations manager at the station and his segment is called “Delta 360.” The segment is centered around the Stockton campus. Mackey’s goal is to let the rest of Stockton know what’s happening on our campus. “I sort of inherited it from the previous hosts and I thought it was a really great concept for a show and I didn’t want to see it go away, so I kind of stepped up and said I’d like to try my hand at hosting,” said Mackey. Delta 360 asks students about current and other events pertaining to campus. It airs Monday through Friday 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. “[We] are just getting real , honest responses from real Delta students. It’s such a great, diverse campus here and we want to make sure we give a voice to that diversity,” said Mackey. KWDC is continuing to seek programming. Students interested in having their own radio segment can join the RTV Foundation Group. The group is open to all students interested in broadcast media. The first meeting is Oct. 7 at 12:30 p.m.



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eople fight on both sides over effects or suffers the consequences. abortion, legalization of drugs and Controlling what people put into their mandatory vaccinations as if they’re bodies is beyond the scope of government unrelated, but I believe the bottom line of until the line is crossed where use causes these issues is the same. physical harm to another person or property. Where do we draw the line between When people ingest substances that efthe rights of the individual to control his fect self-control and judgment, they should or her own body and the role of the govbe prosecuted for assault, murder, and other ernment to regulate personal behavior? crimes as if they committed the crime with In my libertarian opinion, the governintention. No Twinkie defense allowed. ment has no place in dictating what we Instead of spending billions of tax doldo to or within our own bodies. lars a year in the futile effort to prevent Decisions of morality are intrinsic to drug trafficking, and prosecuting and imthe nature of being human. prisoning nonviolent drug users, governLaws stretching beyond protecting our ment could use those funds to rehabilitate lives from the nefarious interference of oth- addicts and offer treatment to those who ers are violations of our personal liberties. self-medicate for mental illness. The power of The inviolable right to the woman to control our own bodies also eliminate an unextends to vaccinaKRISTEN welcome pregnantions, and the responsiREIDEL cy can’t be denied bility of choosing for by government. minor children rests Mothers can with the parents. force their bodies to abort by many historiI believe children should be vaccinated cal, unregulated and unsafe methods. against illness that can be prevented by It’s my belief that life begins at concepso doing, in the interest of themselves tion, that the moment sperm meets egg is and the community. Those who vaccinate when the new entity that is neither father enjoy the benefits of immunity from or nor mother is created. survivability of communicable diseases, Preventing conception would be the and those who choose not to vaccinate safest and most compassionate choice, but will suffer the consequences of their acthere will always be pregnancies resulting tions by nature’s hand. from rape or incest, people who make Both vaccinated and unvaccinated poor decisions regarding sexual activity or people can carry pathogens, however, the failure of birth control methods. so casting blame for an outbreak isn’t as The responsibility of the government in simple as black and white. those situations is to prosecute the perpeWhen the government removes access trators of rape or incest, not to again vioto public services such as education they late the victim by limiting medical options. are punishing people who have not been Along the same lines, the government charged, prosecuted, or found guilty of also has no authority to outlaw an indihurting another person. vidual’s use of chemicals for medicinal or Forcing citizens to accept injections is recreational purposes. just as intrusive as requiring a woman to This is a choice people make regardless carry a pregnancy, or prosecuting people of whether or not their drug is legal, and for using substances even though they based on the risks they are willing to take have not harmed anyone else. with their own bodies. I draw the line between government Whether your substance of choice power and my right to control my own is nicotine, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, or body at the surface of my skin. heroin, only your body experiences the

Let’s talk feminism

White feminism vs. intersectional feminism


arlier this year, a woman Now, let’s talk about “intersecnamed Lauren Southern tional feminism.” posted a video talking about These two topics seem to be why she doesn’t need feminism. paired together in arguments. She touches on how feminists today In an article for The Telegraph, don’t advocate for true gender equality. Ava Vidal goes into depth on interHer main points are feminists sectionality. don’t support men in child custody She writes: “The main thing battles or domestic abuse cases. ‘intersectionality’ is trying to do, I She then asks where these femiwould say, is to point out that feminists who truly advocate for gender nism which is overly white, middle equality are. class, cis-gendered and able-bodied This video, among other events, represents just one type of view – sparked the term “white feminism.” and doesn’t reflect on the experiences Just like the idea of feminism, of all the multi-layered facets in life white feminism can be interpreted that women of all backgrounds face.” however you want. Intersectional feminism has been I see “white feminism” as a spearound for decades, but has come cific set of into many single-issue, debates within non-interthe past year. MIDORI sectional, Feminists on superficial all social meMORITA practices. dia platforms Keep in have started mind, I do not speak for all women to use the term. Intersectional or feminists. feminism is all-inclusive, meaning it The term has less to do with race, includes all genders, sexualities and more to do with a very narrow way racial backgrounds. of thinking. Intersectional feminism is trying Just because you are white and say to point out that white feminism that you are a feminist doesn’t mean needs to go. you have the same ideas as white It doesn’t take much to take into feminists. account that women of color, as well In other words, mainstream. as white women, face struggles. It’s the feminist practice that only Southern’s main point was feminists cares about the “free the nipple” don’t care about true gender equality. movement, body hair and/or changShe is right in a way, many white ing your maiden name when you get feminists think the only issues women married. face are that we can’t show our nipples This white feminist practice doesn’t and that all men are the same. take into account race or sex as a part These are the people who are of the struggle for true equality. screaming the loudest. But that There is a reason why white femi- doesn’t always mean that their voice nism is also called mainstream. is the right voice. Many feminists think this way. If these voices continue to scream Don’t worry, I am guilty of thinklouder, intersectional feminism will not ing this way too. But we as humans move forward. And people will concontinue to learn. tinue not taking feminism seriously. From there we become stronger.

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Delta’s campus has experienced major elevator repairs since the summer semester that have caused frustration for students and staff

Interviews conducted by Megan Maxey

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Two of the many students affected by these repairs, Joy Ross and Anthony Owens, give opinions on Delta’s elevator maintenance issue “Four out of five of my classes had to be moved. One woman in particular would flip me off every time I saw her in class. Mostly it was a joke, but she really wasn’t happy with the move, neither were some of my teachers. They complained that the temporary classroom was too small. I totally agreed with them. The classroom was about 1/2 the size of the regular room. Oh, it also took about 2 weeks to get one class moved, so we are about two weeks behind and have been playing catchup. One of the classes got moved into an auto mechanics room, which made it difficult. We had to spend time at the beginning and end of class getting laptops and returning them. It has made it difficult for the teacher to conduct the class,” said Joy Ross, a Delta student. “I had to start all my classes two weeks later… Imagine how much you’d miss... Three out of four of my classes they put on the third or fourth floor which obviously I’m in a chair they could’ve researched that ... and they didn’t,” said Anthony Owens, a Delta student. “My peers are a bit varied on their reactions. Some will step in front of my scooter, others will hold doors. I have had students see me coming and intentionally cross over to the side of the path I was on and just glare at me. When there is a group standing around blocking a path and I say excuse me, some may say sorry and move, others move but give me a dirty look,” said Ross. “This problem could easily have been avoided. They were going to fix the elevator in Shima in the summer but didn’t. From what I understand, the contractor couldn’t be bothered to order the parts, so the maintenance had to wait. I think going with the lowest bid is not always the smartest idea. Whoever is checking the bids should first check them to see that they are all inclusive of what was actually put out to bid and make sure that the bidder is reputable. The lowest bid is not always the best bid,” said Ross “There is another maintenance issue besides the elevator in Shima. They have torn up the sidewalk, blocking access to the back of the Shima building where the handicapped parking is. Now, instead of being able to walk directly into the building, you have to go to the space between Shima and Danner and go around that way to get back to the building. That is another issue that should have been handled this summer instead of waiting for the fall semester. I have no idea how long this is going to be like that. I checked it the other day when I was trying to find out about the elevator. Really, this could have been handled much differently as well. It’s tough to get to the handicapped ramp if they are blocking it,” said Ross “They were really absent minded when they made this decision to work on all the elevators at once. Did they talk to anybody that would actually have to use [the elevators]? There’s a lot of people who use the elevators who could just walk up the stairs but for us, we’re stuck. There’s nothing we can do,” said Owens. “It still kind of gets to me. One of my instructors … was frustrated that he would have to move. And he told the class that he was frustrated and he wasn’t frustrated at me in particular but you know having to move all those students … of course some students aren’t gonna to know … it’s just a hassle. And even some of the instructors don’t even know,” said Owens. “I just honestly think that when they make decisions like that could affect certain parts of the student body … they should at least talk to people from that part of the student body. At least get our opinions,” said Owens.


Apologies are for chumps, preserve your pride, move on ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER


hroughout history mankind has never failed to hurt or wrong one another. It’s written in the DNA of all humans. Mankind punishes and polices the ugliness of man by consequences fitting to the act, an endless cycle of action and reaction. With consequences there’s an added desire for people to expect the wrongdoer to feel guilt from the wrongdoing and to follow through with an apology. Guilt and consequences are real and people must face them on their own. Apologies are blatant lies we tell each other to save face and manipulate an attempt to reestablish trust. And perhaps the oldest form of political correctness. It’s like the law, there’s very few crimes that exist without intent, and when someone intends to do something, they’re not going to feel bad about it unless caught. Who does apologizing help? If my car was stolen, I don’t care about the person who stole its feelings, I just want my car back and them in jail. And they for sure didn’t care about mine as they did it. As with anything, the actions were meant to be committed regardless at the time what anyone felt, getting caught doesn’t change those feelings other than the wrongdoer feeling dumb. Then there’s apologizing for feeling or saying things abnormal to the majority. Never allow anyone to make you feel bad for being you. The world is a humongous place filled with billions of people, nothing will be the same. However, there is one simple exception, and where apologies are necessary. Honest accidents, such as spilling some water, or bumping into a stranger. Without those apologies, things could get bad fast if the other thinks it was purposeful. Simply put, apologies help no one, the person saying them doesn’t mean them, and those believing are getting conned into trusting someone they shouldn’t. Stand up for what you believe and stick by your action, the world is getting to be sensitive expecting everything to tightly knit and pretty, when it’s a grimy rough unapologetic cruel universe we live in.




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“My staff is probably the hardest working group out here,” said Salvador Rodriguez, Custodial/Grounds Manager. Rodriguez supervises the 21 custodial and nine grounds people who keep the Delta facilities functional, clean, and attractive for the thousands of students, teachers, and other staff who walk onto the campus every day. They consider these people to be their customers and they take their service seriously. “I asked for the signs on the library tables [reminding people not to put up their feet] because it is my job to provide a germ free environment,” said Custodian Julian Avila. He has worked at Delta for nearly ten years, the last three in the Goleman Library, and he’s been happily married to geology professor Gina Frost for 25 years. Avila calls himself a “dog rescuer” because he rescued two Chihuahuas on the Delta campus, and one from Santa Cruz. Custodian Sam Robinson studied IT at Delta, but in a flagging economy, he applied for this job four years ago to support his family. “I’ve never had a job this intense, but I’ve never been paid as well either,” said Robinson.

Robinson takes care to clean the SCMA building well enough that he would let his 6-year-old daughter use the restrooms. As time and energy allowed, he restored a 1970s minibike, which his wife would prefer he not ride. Custodian Cenon Fisco has three grown children with his wife of 45 years, has worked at Delta for 26 years and thinks of himself as “the old timer.” “Over here you look at me and I’m a custodian, but when I’m at home, that’s my kingdom,” said Fisco. He considers his work at Delta to be what set the example for his children to work hard, get their educations and get the family one step higher as the second generation of Americans. Fisco remembers the days when the department was fully staffed and there were four custodians per building, rather than the two, or sometimes one, trying to do the same amount of work. “It would be nice if we had as many janitors now as we had ten years ago,” said Steve Schermerhorn, librarian. The recent construction of the SCMA building has increased the cleanable square feet by 6 percent to 623,000. This leaves each custodian to clean nearly 4,000 square feet per hour, from removing ceiling

cobwebs, to cleaning stains out of carpets and every surface in between. “You’ve got to manage your time and bounce from place to place,” said Robinson. In addition to doing routine cleaning, the custodians have to deal with theft and vandalism issues. “The title of custodian is more than a janitor, we have responsibility for facilities too,” said Robinson. Rodriguez said that in 2011 the department lost 7,000 in toilet paper theft, not including the damage done to the dispensers. In one week, last November, over 20 of the vending machines in the ladies rooms were broken into for the small stash of quarters inside. New graffiti is first reported to the campus police before they begin the sometimes slow and painstaking process of removing the set-in stains, having them painted over as a last resort. This is a fast paced and physically challenging job, but it’s not menial labor done by unskilled workers. Custodians handle many different kinds of chemicals and must be aware of which to use on each surface and type of soil, as well as which chemicals should or shouldn’t be mixed.


TAKING OUT THE TRASH: Julian Avila, above, sweeps up trash and installs new toilet paper rolls into a dispenser.

The department conducts training on a regular basis to keep employees up to date on the best methods and equipment. Despite the conception that these men and women are “just janitors”, each of them are

working hard to provide their customers with a clean and safe environment. “They work so hard and always do so with a smile on their face,” said Mary Weppler, librarian.

HIGHLIGHTING DELTA: Culinary Arts cooks up success in Danner BY MEGAN MAXEY

There’s a hidden gem in the back of Danner. It’s one where clanking silverware, calls of “order up” and smells of freshly cooked Eggs Benedict are ever present. The Student Chef restaurant serves as a hands-on learning environment staffed by students in Delta’s Culinary Arts program. Students are involved in running and operating a kitchen, working in a restaurant setting, operating a cash register, using an espresso machine and providing a variety of smoothies to the customers. “I learned how to work in a kitchen, how to work with other people, work with things that aren’t as new as everything else but you still work with it, you adapt and just work hard,” said Jesus Sanchez, who is currently enrolled in his second year in the program. Students are given the opportunity to experience a new and exciting environment with knowledgeable and experienced professors supporting them. The Student Chef restaurant allows stuPHOTOS BY MIDORI MORITA dents to run and operate a restaurant on campus. EGG-CELLENT SERVICE: Two Culinary Arts students, above, prepare hot “We have class Monday through Wednesand fresh orders for The Student Chef restaurant. day so Monday we get everything ready for

the restaurant and then on Tuesday and Wednesday we serve, so for the first two weeks we’re serving breakfast from seven o’clock until eleven and… [the students in the 919 class] serve while we go back there and cook for everybody,” said Sanchez. Chef Mark Berkner is the program head and has been teaching culinary arts at Delta for eight years along with owning and operating two restaurants. “We focus on providing job skills ... that are up to date so we can get them out and working as soon as possible,” said Berkner. Along with providing real world job skills, the program offers certificates and degrees such as the baking and pastry certificate of achievement, the culinary arts certificate of achievement, the baking and pastry associate in science, and the culinary arts associate in science. The behind the scenes look at the Student Chef restaurant provides a professional environment where students work at a variety of stations. It mimics a real restaurant setting. Berkner said his students grow throughout the program and, “by the end they’ve got confidence and strength in their skills.”



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Collegian editor Alexis Bustamante gives us a closer look at a way to save money — extreme couponing. By using a combination of printed coupons and in-store rewards, savvy shoppers can get a plethora of items for a small price. Shoppers use coupons to purchase household items like food, dish soap and shampoo.


Couponing has been around forever, but extreme couponing has taken the world by storm in recent years. This money saving trend has even earned its own television show on TLC called “Extreme Couponing”. Bustamante gives step by step instructions to make this shopping lifestyle easier.


The most important thing for successful couponing is to know the lingo. If you don’t know it you will not understand anything.

There are many different types of coupons. 
 MQs are found in most Sunday papers.

The top three terms to know are: 
 BD: Break down of the deal (I’ll explain more in step 4) OOP
: Out of pocket
 MQ: Manufacturer coupon

There are three different companies that have inserts: 
 PG: Procter & Gamble (MONTHLY)
 RP: Red Plum (SOMETIMES WEEKLY) (Once a month red plum puts out a Unilever issue which has a higher value of coupons in them)
 SS: Smart Source (SOMETIMES WEEKLY). 
I personally have a fairy (someone who supplies coupon inserts at a cheaper cost), but you can go to most Dollar Tree stores early Sunday morning to get them (They sell out fast).

STEP 3: STAY ORGANIZED There are many different ways for you to organize coupons, and it may seem overwhelming. You simply have to find the right option to fit you best. I’ll list a few to help you understand more. 
 1. Clipping coupons, organizing them in a binder and putting them into baseball sleeves. 
 2. Keeping coupons in whole inserts and clipping coupons needed before shopping trip. 
 3. Keep them separate in labeled accordion folders (i.e. FOOD, BEAUTY, ECT.)

STEP 5: GO OUT AND SAVE! I started couponing because I was a full-time college student, pregnant and needed to save as much money as possible. I was working a minimum salary job that wasn’t cutting it. I’m more than glad to help anyone get started. I have a Facebook page called “Coupon Queens” you can join the group and message me questions there. I’m busy because classes have started, so that is the best place to find out more.

STEP 4: MATCHING UP DEALS Deals are easy to find now that we have the handy dandy Internet. There are many online sources that already ad match.

This saves a great deal of time because that used to be one of the most time consuming parts.


QUICK TIP: KNOW STORE POLICIES You never want to acquire a bad rep with your cashiers because eventually they will know you by your face if you coupon enough. You always want to follow the rules and never over do it. Sometimes you also may run into a not so nice cashier and that is when it’s handy to have their store policy with you. I recommend printing the store policies for each store where you shop to keep with you.

For more tips, pictures and examples visit

Scoring big ticket items at lower cost

Price matching gives shoppers a chance to save money without waiting for sales BY BRANDON GARCIA

There’s no doubt Amazon, an online stores that sells everything from A-Z, have some of the best prices for consumers, especially students. In an effort to stay competitive, brick-and-mortar stores now have price matching policies with Amazon. A few of the stores in town that do so are Target, Babies ‘R’ Us and Best Buy. The only rule is that Amazon sells it. This price matching policy helps students save money and get more value from purchases. “I feel like I get my money’s worth when I go to Best Buy and ask them to price match something I found cheaper off Amazon,” said Shawn Remy. “I don’t qualify for financial aid or waivers so this helps me afford things I don’t necessarily need.” Remy uses the price matching to his advantage.

“I haven’t bought any big purchases from them but I have bought iPhone cases and saved $10-$30 per case at times. Instead of waiting for it in the mail, I can get it right here in town,” said Remy. Shopping locally helps businesses stay in town and the policies can be seen as a win-win. Big box stores get the sale and the consumer still gets the best price available. “I Google searched an iPad case for my daughter and saw that both Target and Amazon sold it. I went to the Target website and saw that they only carried the orange color. They had it in stock at my local Target so I headed down there and picked one up. I took it to the customer service section and showed them that Amazon had it for $17 cheaper,” said Sheena Green. For the person that needs it now, price matching is the perfect fit.

“I try to shop locally whenever I can and price match often. I don’t like to wait for shipping,” said Green. Many students don’t like paying ten cents to print in the library. Replacing or buying a new printer gets costly for students and luckily Best Buy, Office Depot and Staples can price match Amazon. “I needed a new printer that had Wi-Fi printing and found one on Amazon that was within my price range,” said Melissa Yap. “It was last year’s model and only the Staples in Manteca had it in stock, but I ended saving $100 dollars,” said Yap. It may be a bit of a hassle to request a price match but the reward is worth it. “I think I will always have a store price match for me because the product has more value to me that way,” said Yap.



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Late Show gets political with the arrival of Colbert Colbert brings honest politics with a modern production to post-Letterman era of show BY ROBERT JUAREZ


avid Letterman left a legacy behind at “The Late Show” that would be insurmountable for any successor, including Stephen Colbert. Thus far, a majority of critics have had kind words for the newbie to the late-night powerhouse. • “He was just as funny and quick-witted and inventive as he’s ever been off-camera, and seemed genuinely excited about hosting the show in front of an audience,” according to Entertainment Weekly. • “It was good, it was very, very good,” said the Los Angeles Times. After watching Colbert’s premiere for myself, I was entertained, even after an awkward segment when he

had a verbal dispute with a possessed object that eventually led to a product placement for hummus dip. The bit went on for at least five minutes, which could have been a distraction, but it was hilarious. Although the sketches showed striking resemblances to Colbert’s previous show, The Colbert Report, it was refreshing in terms of the late night landscape. In fact, Colbert’s constant engagement in the political arena is what really makes the show. Viewers are now able to see Colbert’s real views, outside of the character from his old show. It’s a change of direction, instead of the usual jokes about pop culture. The direction Colbert and company are taking the show in is the right direction for now. It lends a smooth transition for Colbert coming from the inferior Comedy Central, straight into the late night

battle royale, with others such as Jimmy Kimmel and the upward trending Jimmy Fallon. This also makes it easier for Colbert’s fan base that didn’t want to see their host turn into the usual talk show host. Some critics however, aren’t as sympathetic towards the new host. “Eager to please, Colbert did a few comic bits at the outset (two product placement pieces fell flat) and got plenty of mileage out of Donald Trump,” said by Sioux City Journal, followed with: “Colbert seemed like a dad trying to be hip with his kids’ friends.” Of course Colbert is eager to please, he’s replacing the trailblazing Letterman. Plus he’s not trying to seem hip to a youthful audience, he’s trying to appeal to the Letterman faithful that are still getting over his departure.

Band brings ‘funk’ to Soul Fest



Soul Mechanix played music in the Joe Serna Amphitheater Sept. 17 while students, staff and faculty gathered for music and food during ASDC’s Soul Fest. A free music performance with soul food in the quad for those who wanted, and free for students with Mustang Passes.

The food included fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, greens, lemon cake and corn bread. The band played classic funk, R&B and soul that had people on their feet dancing. The band was very engaging, keeping the crowd entertained and energetic.

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Lady Gaga ignites new discussion about rape with rapidly rising emotional track BY ALEXIS BUSTAMANTE

Lady Gaga recently released a song, “‘Til It Happens To You”, that quickly climbed the charts and established itself as the number 6 charted song on iTunes in less than a day. According to People Magazine, the song is a personal song and hits home to Gaga, because at 19 she was raped. Some of the hardest hitting lyrics are: "You tell me hold your head up Hold your head up and be strong

Cause when you fall you gotta get up You gotta get up and move on Tell me how the hell could you talk, How could you talk Losing till you walk where I walk, This is no joke ‘Till it happens to you, you don't know how it feels, how it feels" “Almost 12.8% of completed rapes, 35% of attempted rapes, and 22.9% of threatened rapes happened during a date,” according to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

Rape isn't really talked about, especially with a victim, and an even tougher subject to broach. It’s big for someone like Gaga to speak out, since she is a public person who can create an impact. It’s estimated that for every 1,000 women attending a college or university, there are 35 incidents of rape per academic year, according to NSVRC. Rape is real and it happens, but it's a scary reality to remember, especially when starting your life in a new direction that scary things can possibly hap-

pen to you. A few tips on how to prevent date rape, or a college rape. 1. Avoid drinking, or accepting drinks from people you don't know. 2. Don't leave a party alone or travel with someone you don’t know. 3. Appear strong, confident and be mindful of your surroundings. ASDC president Robert Duran commented he hadn’t heard Gaga’s new song but said “to always have buddy group and stick together while out. Make wise decisions, always go with gut feeling and don’t fall for peer pressure.”



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Baseball on notice: Fans’ lives matter BY ROBERT JUAREZ



LOCAL FAN INJURY: Jamie Hall talks to a paramedic after being hit in the elbow by a foul ball at Banner Island Ballpark on Sept. 11.

ntering a baseball stadium, fans usually have two thoughts in mind: Get on television or catch a foul ball. The excitement of getting a free souvenir ball drives fans to a mini riot wherever it lands. However, danger is also a possibility as soon as the ball leaves the bat. Line drives and broken bats have had an unfortunate relation with stretchers and ambulances this Major League Baseball season. Issues from this season have forced the league to take action. “I think the first four rows of all ballparks should be taken out to avoid fan interference and help with safety,” said Delta College Baseball Head Coach Reed Peters. “This wouldn’t eliminate the need for netting but might help. Netting should be used to the ends of the dugout to help those in the high-risk areas.” The Philadelphia Phillies are likely thinking the same thing by making plans to enhance the netting behind home plate down the first and third base lines. According to Bloomberg News, batted balls injure an average of 1,750 spectators every year. While most incidents result in minor bruises, the 2015 season has encountered an abundance of major injuries. On June 3, a woman was severely struck by a broken bat at a Boston Red Sox game.

Oakland Athletics’ third baseman Brett Lawrie accidently flung his bat into the crowd behind home plate on the third base side, one of the more dangerous places in a ballpark. On a separate occasion, during a Detroit Tigers game, a fan was hit by a foul ball while sitting behind home plate. “The knot on that lady’s head was bigger than the baseball. If that hit her flush on the face she might have died,” said by Tigers’ outfielder Anthony Gose in an interview with ESPN. “I hope the fan tonight is okay! MLB should make changes before it’s too late,” wrote Star pitcher Justin Verlander on Twitter. In an incident close to home, Stockton resident, Jamie Hall attended a Stockton Ports game, and was hit on the elbow by a foul ball. When asked about whether or not nets should be put in place, her reply was easy. “I do. Especially right after that, someone got nailed in the face and broke his nose,” said Hall in a Facebook message interview. Hall also believes fans should be more cautious at games. “It’s like being at a hockey game. If you’re going to sit in the lower level of the arenas, you’re probably going to get hit with something.” Whether fans may need to be more cautious at games or not, baseball has been put on notice and the league is going to continue to get pushed until changes are made.


Lady Mustangs 7-0 record best start in school history BY ANGEL GUERRERO

The Delta College women’s soccer team held on for a 1-0 victory over Folsom Lake College Falcons improving to 7-0 on Sept. 19 at Gardemeyer Field. “We expected a very physical game,” said sophomore forward/defender Rachel Sianez. “We expected this to be our toughest game of preseason …” With the victory the Lady Mustangs have accomplished what head coach Adrienne Sorensan said is “the best start in program history.” Freshman Madeline Yslava took a pass from fellow freshman, Kiki Muniz, and was able to get the ball past Folsom Lake goalie, Aubrey Hall in minute 65 of the game. Sophomore goalie Shaunna Ridge recorded her third shutout of the short season by making one stop as the defense suffocated the Falcons. “We just have an incredible team,” said Ridge. “The mental toughness. Their physical toughness, they really stepped up, and kind of held strong throughout the entire game. We kind of lost it a little bit in the second half, but they came back, got their composure back, and really did a good job finishing it.” The Mustangs started the season with a 7-0

route over Yuba College on Aug. 27. The offense has tallied 29 goals, while the defense has swallowed opponent’s offense up by allowing only one goal, and shutting out six of the seven teams they have faced, which is First in state. “Since game one we’ve gotten a lot closer with one another,” said Sianez. “Yes, we did really well in game one, but as a team as a whole, we’ve come together and decided what we want and we work every day to get where we want to be and this is where we want to be, is undefeated and be strong with one another.” How do the leaders feel about this historic start? “It just makes me proud because as being captain, I’m part of a team that’s just coming out strong, and we’re confident,” said sophomore midfielder Amanda Lopez. “We believe in each other, and we have so much chemistry on and off the field that it’s just an amazing thing to be a part of. It makes me proud to be part of the team and it’s good to make history.” The Lady Mustangs begin Big 8 Conference play today against the Modesto Junior College Pirates (6-1) at 7 p.m. at Gardemeyer field, with free entrance for fans. The Mustangs will try to end the Pirates sixgame winning streak.

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Issue 2 • Sept. 25, 2015 •




DESTRUCTION: The Budd second floor stairway doors are stripped down to metal.

BUDD: Work is ongoing in building continued from PAGE 1

floors. Pinola said the dehumidifiers were removed Monday. Delta isn’t paying for the damages. Pinola said the contractors have taken full responsibility. “The contractor is paying for the services of Servpro to remove the moisture in the offices and classrooms,” Pinola said.

The building is an eyesore, with doors stripped to the metal. A second-floor restroom sign was missing some of the blue. Elevator signs were on the floor face down in the days after the washing. There is an estimate of 90 days for the project and repairs to be complete. The paint work is ongoing.

A month has gone by since the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 1,000 points and ended the day with nearly a 600 point loss. The stock market is slowly regaining strength and stability, but is far from a full recovery. The Dow Jones dip last month was the largest loss the United States has seen since Aug. 2011, when the stock market dropped 634.76 points. “Dips in the market are regular and they are really good buying opportunities,” said Joel Carignan, financial advisor at Edward Jones in Stockton. Following the August plunge, oil prices dropped to under $40 a barrel. Since then, crude oil prices have averaged close to $46.90 a barrel. The Federal Reserve’s meeting last week where it decided not to hike interest rates caused oil to have its biggest daily drop of the month. Oil prices dropped $2 on Sept. 17. The Fed has upcoming meetings in October and December. Wall Street professionals anticipate they will hike rates later in the year. Cheap gas is a positive for American drivers but it is a scare for investors who are involved with companies that rely on oil sales. The actual dollar amount of gas, rather than the reason behind the frequent changes in gas prices, is more important to the average American. “I’m more generous with my spending when

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gas prices are low. When I eat out for lunch, I’m going to grab BJ’s instead of McDonald’s,” said Johnny Leonardo, Delta College student. People tend to use the term “crash” whenever there is a major market drop. These drops aren’t all crashes. They are normal and necessary for proper market run. Stocks can’t just go up.There needs to be a risk and an unknown of what’s going to happen next. “We might wake up in the morning and big companies like GM and Chevron might have gone bankrupt. There's definitely some some risk involved, that's why there is a reward,” said Carignan. When a dramatic drop occurs, investors and buyers act as if there is a clearance sale going on when purchasing stocks. It’s as if they can purchase a Cadillac for the price of a used Honda. What does this mean for college students today who bear an interest in investing post-graduation? Millennials are the largest part of the U.S. workforce right now, representing nearly a third of the total population. They are the future of Wall Street. When ready to invest, there are many factors they have to consider. Financial advisors suggest that all debt like student loans and car payments are paid off and a stable savings are set up before any step towards investing is taken. “Younger investors will have plenty of time to ride out the ups and downs of any market,” said Denny Baish, a senior investment analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh in an interview with Jeff Reeves from USA Today.

lives throughout the country, including many connected to Delta College. Earlier this year, professors Martha Villarreal and Kathy Huff’s took their classes to a lecture from Ekgan about the operations at Huddle. Huddle was opened with the intent to bring graphic designers, software engineers, and computer programmers to one building helping to keep local business in Stockton and away from the Bay Area. After Egkan was introduced to the professors, a meeting was set-up for the entrepreneurial club to stop by for a lecture. “We probably talked to him for 30- 45 minutes, and we told him our ideas that we wanted to bring students down,” said Huff. “He thought it was the best thing he heard. ‘I love it’ was his reply. ‘Yes. Lets make this happen. Do whatever you need lets make it happen.’” Egkan was welcoming. “When we got there, he made sure that the place was configured for us. It was really comfortable. Everything was set-up for us. Here we are bringing 50 students,” said Villarreal. “He had a really nice Power-

Point presentation ready for us. He was eager to meet the students. He mingled with them.” Egkan’s lecture to the students was a testimony of his journey and philosophy. He also pounded the message not to be afraid and to take chances. He encouraged them to follow their passions, do what makes them happy and be okay with failing. “The students just loved listening to him. Everyone just loved listening to him. He was just interesting,” said Huff. Rafeal Medina was one of the students. “The way he pitched his presentation last semester that he wanted to reshape downtown Stockton going to be, kind of turn it to the night life,” said Medina. The dream was to make the area similar to downtowns in Sacramento and San Francisco. Student Angela Bardot recalled meeting Egkan. “It was opening night of Huddle, and I was talking to Katie Macrae (Egkan’s girlfriend) and she introduces me to Tim,” said Bardot. “I felt this warmth of welcome just by talking to him.” Bardot said her first meeting with him will always be special because he remembered her after.

“At other events he would come up to me and asked ‘Hey Angela, how are you?’ I was in shock he remembered my name. At the Huddle opening, Jerry McNerney and other important people were there, and yet this guy remembered who I was. I am just a Stocktonian. Who am I? Yet, he made me feel like I mattered.” Students and faculty who heard Egkan speak said he helped them realize they don’t have to leave Stockton. “He did give me more ideas that maybe I should stay here, instead of going to the Bay Area, Tracy, Manteca, or Modesto,” said Medina. “It’s probably better to stay in Stockton because things would change down the line.” Huff agreed. “He saw Stockton in a way I did not see Stockton, and I was born here. He’s seen it from the outside looking in, and we’re jaded in Stockton by how people talk about Stockton. He did not see that Stockton. He saw opportunity, architecture, and he saw just things we could not see,” she said. A well-attended vigil was held Sept. 16 where friends, family and local dignitaries showed up to praise Egkan. “I feel Stockton lost a really good person,” said Villarreal.

The Collegian -- Published Sept. 25, 2015  

Issue 2 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2015-16 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

The Collegian -- Published Sept. 25, 2015  

Issue 2 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2015-16 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.