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thecollegian Issue 2 • Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 •

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San Jose Sharks come to Stockton PAGE 8


Dick’s Sporting Goods now open for business PAGE 4

Shopping center hosts entrainment near college PAGE 5

UPCOMING Scientists in Residence Day Friday, Oct. 3 Men’s Soccer vs. American River College, 3 p.m. Oct. 3, Stagg High


By Vorani Khoonsrivong

Delta’s soccer field is getting a makeover. Officials approved a $3.7 million relocation of the soccer field on Sept. 9. The sports field complex was built in 2007 with taxpayer money from Measure L and featured baseball, football, soccer and softball fields. All fields featured syntheticturf except the soccer field. “The current field uses grass and makes it difficult for soccer players to maneuver the ball

because you need short grass for soccer. Cutting the grass to the desired length will cause it to die. [The renovation] is the least expensive and is the best fit for the campus,” said Delta College Athletic Director Daryl Arroyo. In addition to soccer, the current facility also houses track and field events such as javelin throwing which chews up a large section of grass, according to a report from News 10. Despite the risk for injury, no one has sustained any injuries from the current facility. The location of the new soc-

‘Passport’ students begin free Delta education By Megan Maxey

In 2006, the Passport to College program targeted 10,000 fifth-grade students enrolled within the San Joaquin Delta College service district, offering two years of free enrollment at the college if certain requirements were met. Seven-thousand students initially signed the contract. This is the first semester these students are attending Delta. “It helped us so much be-

cause other colleges accepted me but they were so expensive and we couldn’t find a lot of scholarships or grants for me. The Passport to College program really helped my family save a lot of money, especially to transfer out,” said Desiree Garza, a Passport to College student. A full-time student at Delta averages more than $500 a semester in tuition fees. In two years at Delta, that’s a savings of more than $2,000.

See PASSPORT, Page 8

cer field will be closer to the baseball and football fields and will take space where current tennis courts are, said Arroyo. The field will boast amenities such as an artificial turf field, permanent bleachers, press box and a scoreboard as well as integrating the prevalent concession stand and restrooms for baseball and football. Ten of the 15 tennis courts will be eliminated to make way for the new field. The remaining five will be remodeled. The current field will remain

intact and will be used for track and field practice. Delta Men’s Soccer center back defender Sergio Martinez was excited about the news. “Of course a new soccer field will be great for the team and our community, hopefully that will continue to draw more local players. I prefer turf better because the ball moves smoother and it prepares you for the next level of play,” he said. Plans for construction are to be announced with a tentative completion in August 2015 before the soccer season begins.

Crime statistics show decrease in Clery Act reported incidents By Sven Jacobson

Is Delta safe? This is question is often heard among student and faculty conversations alike. Delta Police recently attempted to shed some light on the matter. The department provided statistics showing a decrease in Clery Act reportable criminal activity. The release provides statistics from Jan. 1 to Aug. 26 of last year, in comparison to this year. Fifteen Clery-reportable crimes were committed in 2013, compared to only eight in 2014. “It is difficult to nail down

specific causes for the decrease in crime. We get out and speak with students and focus on being as visible as possible,” said Officer Jim Bock. The report shows a decrease in sexual battery, from three in 2013, to one this year. There has also been a marked decrease in robbery, with one happening this year, compared to seven in 2013. The Joanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law requiring colleges and universities to disclose certain criminal activity that happens on or around campus. It requires the department to

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Issue 2 • Sept. 26, 2014 •

Vegetarians find ways to save money on meals By Gaby Muro


e've all heard it, eating Top Ramen everyday is cheap but could be really bad for you because of all the sodium it contains. So is saving money more important to you than your health? Well stop the stress because what you are about to read could possibly change the way you eat for the rest of your college career. Believe it or not becoming vegetarian or even vegan could save lots of money, help you lose weight and also help the environment. According to, a meat eater on a budget spends $14.65 versus a vegan who spent $11.15 the entire day and a lacto ovo vegetarian, a vegetarian who eats dairy products and eggs, who spent $12.45. That may not sound like much but in an entire year that could be up to $1,280 in savings for a vegan and about $800 for a lacto-ovo vegetarian. Not only will you save money in

going vegetarian but, in a year you could save up to 100 lives from the 60 billion farm and aquatic animals who are killed yearly in the U.S. for food consumption. The main reason I became a vegetarian was because I grew up in a farm having to see many animals being slaughtered and to me that changed the way I now see animals. I see them as living, feeling beings just like us. It wasn't easy going vegetarian because I really loved chicken. I didn't just wake up one day and give up meat. I had to do it little by little and the way I did it was by giving up the most expensive types of meats and fast food. One thing that was easy for me was that I didn't have to worry about giving up seafood because I never liked it. Later I noticed that being a vegetarian “just to save lives” was more than just saving lives. I was also saving lots of money. If you are also looking to lose all the weight you've gained so far in college, vegetarianism could pos-

sibly be the answer. Before I became a lacto-ovo vegetarian I weighed 145 pounds. Within a month of no longer eating meat and healthier alternatives such as beans, tofu and eggs I began to lose weight faster than I ever have. Each month I lost three more pounds than I would before. I lost 36 pounds in a year. As a meat eater I was lucky enough to even lose one pound a month. To me vegetarianism is important because it has changed the way I now eat, shop and think. As a vegetarian I care more about what goes inside my body. I wouldn't want to go to McDonald's and eat something that can cause cancer. Whenever I shop I don't just grab any item because most can have GMOs, plants or animals that have been altered by scientists with bacteria or pesticides. So not only will becoming a vegetarian or vegan help you save money but it can also benefit your life and the ones around it.

Paying attention to class lectures can be beneficial come quiz time


EDITOR IN CHIEF/OPINION EDITOR Jermaine Davis NEWS EDITOR Alexis Bustamante ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR Robert Juarez SPORTS EDITOR Richard Reyes FEATURE EDITOR Eleanor Mafi SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR Orlando Jose SENIOR STAFF WRITERS Santana Juache STAFF WRITERS Jaime Garcia Sven Jacobson III Vorani Khoonsrivong Kathryn Krider Midori Morita Megan Maxey

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fell in love with teaching exactly 30 years ago, in 1984 the first biology labs I taught. It was summer of 1993 that I finished all of the requirements from the University of Tennessee Knoxville for a terminal degree. I had some ideas about biology when I graduated from there. I knew I wanted to teach. But I had no formal training as how to teach. So when I started to teach as a freeway flyer in six different community colleges in the Bay Area, I attended workshops and seminars of how to teach. Let me share some of what I learned in those training sessions. When a lecture starts the professor should make an outline of the topics that he or she is going to cover that day. I make a list of questions and write them on the white board and as lecture goes on I come back to those questions and summarize the answer in a few sentences. If I have time at the end of the lecture I briefly answer all of the questions that I wrote on the board. If your professors at Delta College do not do this, I know most of them, they are super nice, ask them, they might do it for you, of course this does not apply to all classes we offer at Delta College. Some semesters I give a quiz at the end of the lecture based on the information that was covered in the class that day. These quizzes would not worth a lot, just 5% or less of the total grade. If your professors do not do that, after class take a few


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minutes and write down what you have learned that day or if your professor write a list of questions, after class you write the answer to those questions with closed notes as much as you remember after lecture. This is not graded, right? It is just for you. Whatever you forget make sure you study it and that is what most likely is going to be in exam, things that you forgot or did not understand. In the class pay attention to your professor, that is the only short cut I know to study less at night. Remember most of your professors ask questions from their lectures, because that is what they remember. Be aware, do not second guess your professor , such as if a concept is too difficult he/she will not ask that in exam or if during lecture he/she forgets something it is not going to be in the test. When you go to lecture, everything that your professor says is important, even when he or she tells a joke, that joke is related to the subject matter. Speaking of joke, there are some studies done that if lectures have sense of humor the students understand and relate to the material more. So maybe you want to ask around and see who says most jokes in their lectures.

— Amir Assadi-Radi Delta College Professor

EDITORIAL Unsigned editorials reflect the position of the entire Collegian staff. Comments, letters and editorials with a byline represent the opinion of the writer. This paper doesn’t endorse or represent the opinions of the adviser, the Mass Communication department, the Fine Arts Division, the printer or Delta College administration. MISSION STATEMENT The Collegian is a student run First Amendment newspaper that prides itself on a commitment to the students of San Joaquin Delta College while maintaining its independence. We reinvigorate the credo that the newspaper speaks for the students, checks abuses of power and stands vigilant in the protection of democracy and free speech.



Issue 2 • Sept. 26, 2014 •

PILLOW TALK 101 With Jermaine Davis

How good of a season are you having?



SHUTTING DOWN LOCKE: Delta students are forced to relocate due to classes being held in the lounge. What’s your opinion on groups gathering in Danner Hall?

Group gathering in Danner Hall after temporary closures of other lounges By Orlando Jose


hat is your opinion on groups gathering in Danner Hall? It seems there’s been more gamers, high school students and assorted characters now hanging out in the hall in addition to people who want to eat and lounge. I believe it has a lot to do with Cunningham Building being demolished. A lot of classrooms and lounges are gone or relocated. Cunningham is gone. There are no lounges in the new building.

The Budd Lounge is considered the athlete lounge. The Shima lounge never seems open. There is no lounge in Holt. Community Education is using Locke Lounge to hold classes, closing at noon Monday through Thursday until Dec. 19. “We apologize for the inconvenience,” a note on the window says. That only gives one main lounge, Danner Hall, for students to gather in. It's pretty crowded with the new tables, which seems much smaller. Fewer people can fit.

Even though we have three lounges, the spaces are still pretty crowded. It feels as if the school is telling students there is no space to lounge so just leave the campus after class. “Being kicked out of other lounges so people can have workshops isn’t a bad thing because they’re working towards better grades and a brighter future,” said Delta student Keith Stowers. Keith admits to being very much involved in playing Yugioh and Vangaured card games inside Danner Hall.

Major retail store in hot water Controversy continues to follow Urban Outfitters’ bad choices By Midori Morita


rban Outfitters, a retail clothing store, has caused quite an uproar lately. Recently, the store released a one-of-a-kind vintage sweatshirt from Kent State University. The only problem was that it looked like it was covered in blood stains, referring to the deaths of four students who were killed by National Guardsmen while protesting on Kent State campus in May of 1970. I’m sure Urban Outfitters hasn’t been quite an issue around the area, because Stockton does not have one, but this event has taken social media by storm. Hundreds are boycotting the retailer and even sending in letters to the main headquarters. Many of the stores once loyal customers are even in outrage by this event. The retail store released a statement shortly after saying, “It was never our intention to offend anyone, we understand how the item could have been perceived negatively”. Kent State University released a statement on September 15, 2014 saying that the school takes extreme offense

to the sweatshirt. This isn’t the first time Urban Outfitters has been caught up in selling offensive clothing. About a year ago, the store had two shirts being sold, one that said “Eat Less”, and another saying “Depression” several times on the shirt. This is glorifying serious mental health issues, which, honestly, should not be glorified. Especially when the store’s target demographic is young adults who may suffer from these issues and find it triggering. Not only that, Urban Outfitters has sold prescription drug related accessories, a racial board game, and cards with offensive racial and sexual slurs on it. The retailer has apologized for its countless mistakes, but apparantly isn’t learning from them. What other offensive clothing statements will the companty come up with? Do you believe Urban Outfitters has dug itself into a hole that it can no longer get out of? With angry customers and overpriced, offensive items, it’ll be a miracle if this store can redeem itself from its most recent scandal.

ith only three months left in 2014, several of us might be feeling a bit unsatisfied with the outcome of our performance so far this year. We all set out different goals to accomplish: shedding a few pounds, being more social, buying a house or even taking a shot at love. For the single crowd, during the first quarter of the year, which is January through April, it’s all about getting your roster together. This process usually consists of placing your potential suitors in a lineup, then making them turn right and left to see if you’ve picked out the right guy or gal to build a strong connection. By the time the second quarter (May August) rolls around, so much can go wrong with the person who was your original hopeful in the first quarter. You can run into so many new people during this time of year, with all the concerts and special events that take place when the weather is beautiful. The chances of acquiring a new crush are high for someone who’s outgoing and adventurous. If you haven’t met anyone special by now, that has a cause of affect which may lead you searching for ways to rekindle a relationship that seemed unpromising in the beginning. If you have met someone but the two of you can’t seem to find time for each other, then its definitely not looking good for this partnership to grow. Only the lucky ones by this time, can be in the early stages of a healthy relationship It’s really all about how the cookie crumbles. Are you lucky? The final quarter of the year, September through December, is the hardest time of the year for single people. The weather gets cold, your friends start spending more time at home, and you find yourself wanting someone to cuddle with while you’re watching “Man vs. Food.” Then again, there are quite a few of us single folks who actually enjoy being alone, and the freedom it provides. Also, not being bothered with an emotionally attached in a relationship, which requires somewhere between 18 - 19 hours a day. Sadly, being alone and single towards the end of the year is all a choice you’ve made on your own. All those missed opportunities, parties that you skipped and obvious signs of flirting from multiple people, it’s all your fault that you feel miserable when you see a couple exhibiting a Public Display of Affection. Don’t get mad at someone because they’re much better at making good decisions than you. Study them, take notes, and start reading the signs. So get jiggy with it... Don’t let the year end without persuing happiness. Let that girl/guy know you’re interested in their interests, and them as a person in general. Who knows, maybe you’ll be a part of the next healthy relationship single people can’t stand to see happy.



Issue 2 • Sept. 26, 2014 •

Five affordable restaurants close to campus By Zachariah Merces-Spindler

jalapeno cheese bagel or the chicken club sandwich.

The life of a college student often involves a lack of cash flow and spending on a budget. We all have to eat and wish to eat good food without breaking our wallets. But there are places in Stockton where a cash-strapped student can get quality food without breaking the bank. Round Table Pizza Open daily with a 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. buffet Located on the Miracle Mile, a student cannot go wrong with good classic pizza, especially if it’s all you can eat for under $10. Let’s not forget the restaurant also has one of the most delectable ranch dressing sauces anywhere to compliment every bite. However, any hour is a good hour for a Round Table Pizza. “Then you go to Round Table for the buffet! Eat all you want and don’t leave until you’re full,” said Andre Godfrey, student. He’s exactly right. Perhaps pizza or buffet not so much your thing.

L&L Hawaiian BBQ Located two blocks of Delta’s campus at 4555 N Pershing Avenue, Ste 33A Get a good taste of a local Hawaiian meal at great prices. It’s food that will not leave your stomach feeling light. The restaurant’s food holds close in comparison to locations on the islands. Try the Kahlua Pork or Katsu Chicken. The Spam Musabi too is a must try for $2. Tepa Taqueria Located at 1205 W. March Lane It’s impossible to go wrong choosing anything off the menu. A classic taqueria with reasonable prices. Difficult to beat a delicious $5 carne asada burrito.

Bagel Express Located at 1461 W March Lane, a block away from Delta’s campus A great location to enjoy a fulfilling breakfast, lunch or brunch. Offering more than simply bagels and coffee. A nice menu with an assortment of bagel options and delicious sandwiches. It’s also the perfect place for quick bite if break in-between or before classes. Try the

Welcoming the new sport store in city of Stockton

The Creamery Located a few blocks from campus at 5756 Pacific Avenue, Ste. 3 If you haven’t had one of the restaurant’s desserts you’re surely missing out. It’s a good location for a burger that’s better than the less filling McDonald’s or Burger King. Or maybe you just need to fill that sweet tooth. Try The Creamery’s assortment of dessert and milkshakes. This is just a small list of the hundreds of food options in the not so little city of Stockton. These eateries are close to campus and won’t stretch your wallet too thin.


Free books return in Danner Hall on Tuesday

By Eleanor Mafi

Dick’s Sporting Goods is now open in Stockton, across the street from campus at Sherwood Mall. It is the largest U.S. -based sporting retail store. Dick’s grand opening was scheduled for Sept. 19, but the store opened its doors Sept. 17. There was a three-day opening celebration for the store. The store had promotions for early birds. Pitcher Vida Blue of the Oakland Athletics stopped by Sept. 20. With the new sport store opened, it has brought some jobs into the city of Stockton.


There are still open application online for the Dicks Sporting Goods. This store features Nike, Under Armour, GoPro, lots of outdoor apparel and a lot of other sports wear.


BOOKS, BOOKS FOR ALL: “[The] Book Swap is hosted by the Writer’s Guild, and essentially the event was to promote literacy among our college students, we’ve gotten donations from different organizations, instead of having people have to pay books. We are like Hey! We should just give them up for free,” said Angela Bardot.



Issue 2 • Sept. 26, 2014 •

Stonecreek Village shopping center host last concert of the year Elton John Tribute brought out a crowd close to campus By Eleanor Mafi

Summer is officially over, but Friday, Sept. 19 was a good day to celebrate one of the last days of the season at Stonecreek Village, across the street from the Delta College campus. The shopping center is where BJ’s, Boudin, HomeTown Buffet and REI are located. This is Stonecreek Village’s third year of hosting free concert nights for patrons to come and enjoy the center and hear music. Stonecreek Village had six total concerts in this series, the last of which was Elton John: The Early years, a tribute to the artist. The concert welcomed a full house. The parking lot was packed. “I think it is fabulous, it is a great turnout and a wonderful night. Where happy everybody comes out to enjoy the music and walk the center,” said Tricia Wilkalis, a Stonecreek Village representative. The blue banners hanging in the front of the center were the only advertising people could see and hear about the center having a concert, but it did a good job. Around 250 people showed up to the free concert.

The attendees danced and children played around. Patrons sat and also stood because the chairs were taken. Baker’s Boutique is a little shop in the center that sells cupcakes and goodies and items for people who love to bake. “We always close later then usual just because it brings more customers,” said employee Jessica Pons. Stonecreek Village also offers free mom fitness classes on Thursdays in addition to the summer concerts. For more information visit

CLOSE TO DELTA COLLEGE: A group of people, top, are dancing around Stonecreek Village. A variety of cupcakes at the Baker’s Boutique , right.


By Ryan Quijalvo,



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irst there was Myspace, Facebook, Instagram and Vine. Now there’s Snapchat with 100 million monthly users, according to Forbes. Launched in Sept. 2011, Snapchat is a mobile app used to send 400 million disappearing photos and videos each day that has gone mainstream in the last year. The app was co-founded by former Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, 23 and Bobby Murphy, 25. Using the application, users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a controlled list of recipients. Surprisingly Snapchats most popular feature is it’s public stories. Late last year Snapchat launched the “Stories” feature that allows users to publicly share their snaps for 24 hours. According to Snapchat, one billion Stories are viewed per day and more stories are viewed than actual snaps sent. Companies and celebrities have caught on to the trend as a way of connecting with consumers and fans. Taco Bell is one of the first major brands to reach out to audiences over Snapchat. Taco Bell used Snapchat to introduce its Beefy Crunch Burrito in May 2013. MTV has also used Snapchat Stories to promote and live stream the Video Music Awards in 2014. Is Snapchat the next new social media network? No one knows for sure. But one thing is for sure, Snapchat is still growing and evolving. Snapchat has become and remained one of the Top 10 free apps on the iTunes store, and doesn’t seem to be falling anytime soon.

Tupac lives (in his music)


ept. 13th marked the 18th anniversary of Tupac Shakur’s death. The true rap God died or vanished to live on some secret island with Elvis, whichever you believe. Like Elvis did in his time and genre, Shakur revolutionized rap music. Shakur used rap as way to speak the truth instead of drowning people with fairytale stories. “The themes of most of Tupac’s songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, social problems, and conflicts with other rappers during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry,” written in a biographical article for Genius Website. Shakur’s lyrics stem from his past, which involved parents that were once Black Panthers. His mother, Afeni Shakur, was put in jail on bombing charges while

pregnant with Tupac. Due to having such parents, Tupac was quickly aware of the harsh reality that awaited him in the real world. Tupac wasted little time getting in to the music industry. In 1990, at the age of 19, Tupac entered a rap group called Digital Underground as a dancer. A year later, the young talent signed with the recording company Interscope and released his first album, 2pacalypse Now. While beginning his music career, he also used his versatile talents to begin his acting career. Tupac’s acting chops were created when he attended the Baltimore School of Arts as a teenager.  His best work includes the movies: Juice, Above The Rim and Poetic Justice from which he was given a critically acclaimed performance. Tupac spoke the truth and the truth at that time was the ongoing drug and

By Nicole Pannell

By Robert Juarez

Pandora versus Spotify in war of music streaming

crime epidemic in urban societies. Tupac attacked the problems everyone else turned their back on. Even today, present-day rap artist would rather continue cashing in paychecks instead of attacking the problems in society. As an example, in one of Tupac’s songs titled “Dear Mama,” he spoke of the troubles his mother went through while raising him. Unfortunately, speaking what’s on your mind can be dangerous at times and Tupac’s blunt style helped start a war between East coast and West coast rappers. This war allegedly caused the death of Tupac. Even though Tupac’s life only lasted a quarter of a century, his words will live on forever. No one is perfect, and this even goes for the rap god himself but he carved out an everlasting impact on the music industry and society itself.


f you have a smartphone and you like music you probably have either Pandora or Spotify music apps. You can use the Pandora app or website to listen free, get suggestions, create a station based on a song or artist/composer. Listeners can also give the tracks they like a “thumbs-up” to get more suggestions based on that track or a “thumbs-down” to skip tracks (up to six times a day) similar to the one you are playing and shuffle stations together to listen to a mix of music. You can share your stations with friends. It also boasts a service called Pandora Premiers where listeners can access fulllength albums before official release. Pandora Premiers allows you to listen to an album with no limits on time a track plays or the track order. Pandora also offers a pay service called Pandora One for listening without the interruption of ads, getting more skips per day (though not per station) and listening longer without the station pausing, it costs $4.99 a month. Spotify is also a free service and has similar features to Pandora: likes and dislikes of tracks on the radio setting (which includes ads), six skips every hour, searching for a song or artist and sharing tracks and stations with friends - but that’s where the similarities end. Spotify can sync with your device to listen to tracks and add them to playlists. It also offers the ability to add specific tracks to specific playlists, not just stations, so listeners don’t have the annoyance of being surprised with an unwanted track while listening. You also get to see a list of what songs will be playing so you don’t get surprised by a track. You can listen to just one artist, one album, one song in some cases.  This isn’t an app for music discovery as much as it is for targeted listening. Spotify also offers paid subscriptions but implements a tier system. Premium allows users to forego ads, the streaming quality increases, you are given the ability to listen offline, you can use Connect to play Spotify on speakers, your television, or in the car, plus all of the free features, for $9.99.  With unlimited you get all of these features for web-use only, but ads are still present in the mobile version and tablet, along with all of the free features.  If you are a student, you can get the premium subscription service for $4.99 a month, the same price as Pandora.  So what do students prefer? “Spotty because I can search songs and listen to them,” said Aaron Mathis, former Delta Student.



Issue 2 • Sept. 26, 2014 •

Sharks invade Stockton Arena

Bay Area teams get new homes

By Richard Reyes

For the first time in Stockton history two NHL sports team played at the Stockton Arena on Sept. 23. The home ice for the San Jose Sharks is the SAP Center, known as the Shark Tank. But the Sharks switched to what some called a fish pond, as the team took on the Vancouver Canucks in preseason play. The team’s mascot, Sharkie, was also on hand to entertain the crowd of 6,810 before the game started. “I have never been to a real NHL game before,” said Anna Langston. “So I am excited to that they (Sharks) decided to come to Stockton for a game.” San Jose started off on a fast pace, outshooting the Canucks in the first period 17-4, but the team was unable to get any pucks past Canucks goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom. A fight between San Jose’s John Scott and Vancouver’s Tom Sestito had fans on their feet. In the second period, the Sharks took a bite out of the Canucks by scoring first, as Joe Thornton scored his first goal of the preseason. From there the Sharks smelled blood and the onslaught was on. Nikolay Goldobin and Barclay Goodrow added two more goals in the period and the Sharks led 3-0. In the final period, Thornton added his second goal of game, as the Sharks pulled away.

By Jake Souza


SHARK ATTACK: The San Jose Sharks get a breakaway early in second period action versus Vancouver.

Vancouver scored two goals, but the damage was done. The Sharks won 5-2. Some long time Stockton Thunder season ticket holders attended the game and were excited to see their favorite players on ice. “I bought opening night tickets to see the Sharks at the Shark Tank Arena (SAP),” said Max Williamson. “But I found out they were coming here, I had to get tickets to this.”

Lady Mustangs run past Big 8 competition By Jaime Garcia

The Lady Mustangs are running the distance and coming on top of the Big 8 Conference for women’s cross country. On Sept. 13, the Lady Mustangs competed at a pre-conference race in Sacramento and took first place. With the victory the team is now ranked first in the Big 8 Conference, and second in Northern California. “Getting more numbers to the roster, big recruiter at high schools, making every day fun, and having everyone feel like one big family,” said Don Tisher, men and women’s cross country coach. This is one of the big keys to success that has helped the Mustangs. “Blessed with good all-around kids and assistance recruiting the team, able to be blessed with kids dedicated,” said Lauryn Jordan

Seales, head coach of men and women’s cross country teams. This is Jordan Seales’ fourth season as Head Coach and Tisher’s third year coaching the Mustangs teams. “Most definitely best season with returning sophomores and some hungry freshmen,” said Jordan Seales. Tisher said this is the best women’s team he coached here. “Top of the conference and expecting to win it, with the guidance of coach Lauryn and the assistance of coach (Colin) Hohn’s speed workouts. I predict winning conference and hope to be Northern California champions,” he said. “This year this team by far looks really splendid. I think our girls have incredible talent. The performance I have been given this season been awesome,” said Cicelya Wilson-Beard, a returning sophomore.

There was joy and excitement when the Lady Mustangs took first in the pre-conference race and found out the team was ranked first in the Big 8 Conference. “We screamed with enjoyment. It was awesome,” said Nicole Hoffman, a returning sophomore. The motivation fire that keeps this team going is described by Wilson-Beard. “Trying to get out there and compete doing the best I can against other runners,” she said. Hoffman also adds on a very important fact about running. “Endurance. You can’t go out too fast. You have to know your body and strategize to get the best results,” said Hoffman. Hoffman also has a couple of goals for herself. “I’m hoping to win conference, place high at NorCal hopefully, first! And do even better at state,” she said.

he Bay Area has been going through changes recently with major sports teams, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to end soon. San Francisco used to have both baseball and football teams play at Candlestick Park. In 2000 that all changed, when the San Francisco Giants moved to another part of the city to the team’s new home AT&T Park. The San Francisco 49ers left Candlestick, and moved to Santa Clara after failed negotiations with the city over a new stadium. The team is now playing at Levi’s Stadium, which will be holding Super Bowl 50 and numerous special events. The East Bay is also having problems of trying to keep its teams from leaving. The Oakland A’s have been wanting to move from the O.Co Coliseum, which the team shares with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, to San Jose. One of the biggest roadblocks in that move happening is the team’s Bay Area rival, the Giants, a team that spends a lot of money with advertising in the area. However, the A’s have recently signed a 10 year lease to stay at O.Co Coliseum with a trust in faith clause to work out a new deal in Oakland. The same cannot be said about the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders’ lease is ending at the end of the 2014 season. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has implied the Raiders and 49ers could share Levi’s Stadium. Both owners have been against the idea of sharing Levi’s Stadium. Davis also has options outside of the Bay Area. The Raiders have been linked to going back to Los Angeles. The Raiders played there from 1982 to 1994. Another team ready to leave Oakland is the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are getting ready to leave Oracle, a place the team has called home since 1971. The team will relocate to a new home in San Francisco at the beginning of the 2018 season. With all the changes going on, it has to be tough to be a Bay Area fan.

Delta College welcomes women’s team wrestling to sports program By Eleanor Mafi

For the first time ever Delta College has a women’s wrestling team intent on showing they can compete with their male counterparts. The team includes six women total, but three are redshirting this season. The women have set goals for themselves, including making it to four-year university teams. As a team, the Lady Mustangs hope to make it to nationals. And maybe show off a little. “Also to prove to the boys that girls can wrestle just as good as they can,” said wrestler Kara Dorton.

The women aren’t competing until November, because most junior colleges don’t field female teams, but the Lady Mustangs will wrestle in a freestyle tournament then. When asked what motivates freestyle wrestler, Hope Cordova, she said she keeps one thing in mind while motivating herself. “Some people never experience the feeling after winning a tough match, and also having your hand raised it is the best feeling around,” Cordova said. “I strive everyday to work on my techniques to get better at my shots and get the win.” Teammate Jasmine Hernandez adds: “Just getting all

your techniques down will get you that win.” Wrestling methods are taught to the women by Head Coach Michael Sandler as he uses the basics, like situps to work on their double and standard takedowns also there forms which they practice every single day at practice. “The Mustangs pretty much keep up with the men wrestling team because even getting takedowns on them is a big accomplishment,” said Cordova. The wrestling team has set up a Facebook page: Friends of San Joaquin Delta College Wrestling. The team practices from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Budd.

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PASSPORT STUDENT: Desiree Garza talks about being a Passport to College student.

Prices for college tuition have skyrocketed in the recent years in California. Even if a student achieves academic success in high school, there is no guarantee they will get to attend a prestigious four-year university. The Passport to College program gives students of all backgrounds an equal opportunity to get their educational path started. Students involved in the Passport to College program will have a significantly lower amount of debt than an average college student and will have the campus behind them, supporting their academic goals. Attending Delta is a stepping-stone for students seeking higher education and the Passport program promotes success. Many Passport students may be attending Delta just because they have the free tuition or their parents insisted they take advantage of the opportunity. “I know a lot of kids feel like being at Delta isn’t the

best thing, but in the long run … people should consider that Delta is going to be really good for them,” said Garza. To ensure eligibility Passport students had to attend annual mandatory meetings. Delta pledges to provide each student enrolled in the Passport to College Program with free tuition for two years upon earning a high school diploma or GED. Passport to College includes students from Stockton, Lodi and Galt areas. Even though the great opertunitys for students to get a free start of college education Delta wasn’t their first chioce more of a safety net. “It wasn’t my plan [to attend Delta] until a year ago. This was just my back-up plan,” said Passport student Rachel Taylor. Eight years after entering the program, Passport families are now reaping the benefits of free tuition and are welcomed to the Delta College campus.

Applications now being accepted for 2014 degree, certificates By Nicole Pannell

Students who have met, or will meet this term, the degree or certificate award requirements may apply to the Evaluations Office for a degree. To apply, students will need their Student identification number, student email address, the catalog for each award and the name of each degree and or certificate. Course substitution forms must be submitted to the Admissions window in the DeRicco Building on or before Oct. 9, 2014. This must be done before submitting the online application for degree and certificates. Additionally, official transcripts and or current class schedules for all non-Delta colleges or universities must be on file with the Evaluations Office before applying. Applications that are clearly missing requirements will be automatically denied. It’s recommended that students verify their eligibility by using the degree or certificate checklists available on the Delta College website. Students interested should apply online before Oct.16, 2014. Any questions should be directed to the Evaluations Office at:

Incidents involving football players brings domestic violence to forefront By Alexis Bustamante

Violence against women has been in the spotlight recently due to the several incidents occurring with National Football League (NFL) players. Now former NFL player Raymell “Ray” Rice is serving an indefinite suspension from the after a tape was leaked out of him punching his then-fiancée and knocking her out. The incident involving the Baltimore Ravens player happened in February but

didn’t come out into light until September. On Wednesday, a walk-on Delta College football player was cited and released in an alleged physical altercation with a female on campus. Javaun Young, 20, was arrested for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge, according to campus police. Witnesses told police that two people were fighting over a bag, which allegedly started the altercation. Delta’s Athletic Director Daryl Arroyo said Football Coach Gary Barlow

addressed the topic of domestic violence prior to the season. Whether Young will remain on the team is unknown. “The player’s fate will be ultimately up to the coach,” Arroyo said. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) was enacted twenty years ago, however domestic violence continues to be an issue, as well as violence against women. The issue is more important than ever, but Republican Congressional candidate Gary Palmers has indicated his desire to

defund the act. The law includes protection of woman, gay individuals, lesbians, illegal aliens and Indian tribes reservations within the United States, holding all accountable for their crimes, which increased the rates of prosecutions and convections. Statistics stated one in three woman and one and seven men experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime and 15 percent of all violent crime is partner violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

CLERY: Delta is a safe, despite rumors, according to campus police continued from PAGE 1 publish an annual security report, maintain a public crimelog, disclose crime statistics, and issue warnings about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees. Not all crime is Clery-reportable. The news release provides statistics on murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft. “We are also noticing that people are becoming more willing to report crimes. Crime prevention is not just the role of the police department. It is a shared duty between the police department and the community we serve. As we continue to expand our communication the community, as a whole, benefits,” said Bock. Bock said Delta is a safe place, despite rumors to the contrary. “What I can tell you with 100% confidence, is that San Joaquin Delta College

remains one of the safest public locations in the city of Stockton. You are much more likely to encounter crime while at the malls, or conducting daily business off campus,” he said in an email interview. Students are noticing the police presence on campus. “I’ve noticed the increase in police presence on campus. I helps me know that there’s someone around if anything happens,” said student Saul Galvan. Of the 148 Clery-reportable offenses that happened in Stockton from Jan. 1 to Aug. 26, 2014, only eight occurred on campus. “The safety of the students and faculty of Delta College is a concern because of the semi frequent instances of theft and other reported misdemeanors, but the campus is relatively safe when precautions are taken,” said student Daniel Salas. The Delta Police provide TipSoft, an emergency alert system, to all students, staff, faculty, and visitors to the campus. For more information visit

The Collegian -- Published Sept. 26, 2014  

Issue 2 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2014-15 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.

The Collegian -- Published Sept. 26, 2014  

Issue 2 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2014-15 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.