thecollegian Issue 3 • Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 • deltacollegian.net
Project to provide pathways to student success By Victoria Franco Opinion Editor
Attending college is only the beginning of a long journey for students nationwide. Although some believe the first step to success is enrolling in college, the substantial area where most students struggle is finding a career path to follow in order to flourish in their major. Now there’s a new initiative to help students get on track early on. Delta College has been selected as one of 20 California community colleges to take part in the California Guided Pathways Project. Despite full implementation of the program not happening immediately, plans are currently in motion and a leadership team comprised of Delta administrators and faculty members are working to bring the project to fruition for the benefit of Delta College students. A sign outside of the March Lane Target location reminds drivers parking in the store’s lot is only for customers. Guided Pathways “is an approach to stuThe nearby Denny’s and Buffalo Wild Wings have similar signs posted. PHOTO BY DAVID MICHAEL dent success by creating structured educational experiences that supports each student from point of entry to atBy David Michael Bock said the department was made aware of student tainment of high-quality Senior Staff Writer vehicles being towed on Sept. 14. postsecondary credentials and careers,” accordA notice was posted on the police department’s Faceing to Delta College news release. Campus police are making it clear to students: Park in book page encouraging students not to take up spaces in The official California Guided Pathways an adjacent business lot and risk getting your car towed the business lots. website said specifically this project will give and facing a hefty fine to get it back. “We had an employee call us up from campus and tell students specific course sequences, progress A Sept. 20 email sent across campus said parking on us that, hey we were just told that they’re towing car’s milestones and program learning outcomes campus is “ample,” but students are arriving too close to over at the Target parking lot,” said Bock. “For the secthat will help reform the number of students the start of their class times and then getting impatient ond day Officer (Supheak) Kim was patrolling and he earning community college credentials. when searching for a space. saw a line-up of tow trucks.” The purpose of Guided Pathways for Delta Some may also not want to pay for the $33 parking Cars were being removed from the Denny’s and BufCollege is “to try and make the college expepermit. falo Wild Wings areas. rience easier for students and overall improve Neighboring businesses, such as Target, Denny’s, “I have personally seen student’s being towed. They college criteria all together,” said Dr. Matt and Buffalo Wild Wings have again started watching park in the parking lot before we or Target even open Wetstein, assistant superintendent/vice presifor students parking in their parking lots without their and they are probably marked by someone,” said Buffalo dent of instruction and planning. consent. Wild Wings manager Jim Amistoso. With a new program reorganizing the eduThere are signs posted around the parking lots state Amistoso also said that, “this has been happening cation system and helping students only take that these actions can lead to fines and towed vehicles. since the store’s been open.” classes directed towards specific studies, stu“Over the years they threatened … We try to be good Bock said cars have been towed from the mall in the dents now feel their wishes have been granted. neighbors with them and for a while we actually had past as well. “To be honest, the path I want to follow is people setting out there telling students if you park here “Generally parking spaces are reserved for customers just to get to nursing. I’ve had to take too many (you’re going to be towed),” said Jim Bock, public inforgeneral education classes that don’t even have mation officer for the district police department. See PARKING, page 2 to do with my major. I feel like it just keeps you here longer,” said student Isabel Vanbemmel. This specific program came into play because “we have too many students coming into community college not knowing what they want to do. It’s good to look at your options for awhile, By Francina Sanchez regularly and with people in them,” were attacks on attorneys and judges but at some point you have to settle down and decide what you want to do,” said Wetstein. Feature Editor said Presiding Judge Lesley Holland. in the past. The program hopes to provide students with The building was falling apart as The project was completed in the The Superior Court of San Joaa variety of options. quin county held a dedication cere- some of the judges would mention. summer of 2017 and opened on July “Think of it as the cafeteria in Danner Hall,” mony for the new Stockton Court- They would have leaking ceilings 31. he said. “With the old general education modduring the raining season and not The purpose of the new courthouse on Sept. 28. el we tell students ‘here is a variety of food to The $308 million new courthouse only that but the environment was house is to avoid the problems of pick from. You can eat it however you want in the past and provide the community is located on 108 E. Weber Avenue, not safe. The courthouse had an old design with a safer and efficient courthouse. the order you want. Just make sure you eat it built on the original site of the courtthat just didn’t work anymore. At- The courthouse is 310,443-square all.’ Yet, there are a lot of students who don’t house from 1853. know what they want to eat. But now with the The courthouse was long overdue torneys, victims, inmates and people feet and has 13 floors. During the dedication ceremony, new model coming into place we give students a as the old one was no longer the saf- of the community would constantly bundle deal. We give them only the food needed est nor efficient courthouse it could pass each other without any separa- the speakers explained the tasks that for their career and cut out the excess fat.” tion. have been. According to Hon. Holland there See COURTHOUSE, page 2 See GUIDED PATHWAYS, page 2 “The elevators would stop working
Students told to heed warnings
Businesses near Delta begin towing illegally parked cars
County dedicates new courthouse
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COURTHOUSE: Building now all-digital continued from PAGE 1 came from issues with funding of the project. The funding fluctuated and certain changes had to be made to the build of the structure. “It was a monumental task,” said Hon. Robin Appeal, Chair of Court Facilities Committee. When you’re walking up to the courthouse you will see Lady Liberty on the right-hand side standing over the “historical wall.” The courthouses’ entrance is eye catching with an enormous tile mural of a satellite photo of San Joaquin county. The courthouse is also on the way of becoming all digital. With new systems and an all-digital directory wall where visitors will be able to find their way around easier than before. No longer will you have to go past the main entrance to pay parking tickets either. The design has “pay tickets” windows on the right-hand side upon entering to pay your parking tickets without ever having to enter the rest of the building. Every floor helps separate the functions of the courthouse as well as the judges’ chambers. The employees are also provided with ergonomic desks with the ability to turn into standing desks. The employees have a “quiet room” allowing them to take a mental break for a more efficient, comfortable staff. The design also allows beautiful views of Stockton. “If you can’t take a tour, go to the 12th floor and look at the view of Stockton,” said Honorable Jose L. Alva, presiding judge. In 2018, the courthouse hopes to have a full staff for a children’s room located on the first floor. The Superior Court is open Monday- Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
only. Students should stop parking there,” said Gibrin Velarde a Delta student. Bock said students have an illusion that no spaces are available on campus. “The reality is even if we are at are peak capacity at the beginning of the school year, were still
Stockton citizen assist Hurricane Harvey survivors By Mikael Honzell Editor in Chief
Top, the first floor escalators are an architectural showcase at the new San Joaquin County Courthouse. Above, an outdoor sitting area on the 13th floor offers scenic views of Stockton. PHOTOS BY FRANCINA SANCHEZ
PARKING: Ample spaces available in campus lots, police suggest arriving early continued from PAGE 1
Oct. 6, 2017
at only 75 percent capacity,” said Bock. Spaces in the back part of the Shima and Budd lots tend to be open throughout the day. “It’s a problem. I can see why they started towing cars if they are getting in the way of the customers parking”, said Francisco Villalpando a Delta student. B.G. and Sons is the regis-
tered towing company for the Target area parking lots and should be called if student believes a car has been towed. Proof of ownership, payment of seventy-five dollars for release is needed for someone trying to reacquire a car. Students can also have the campus police run their plates to see if they have been towed.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on Aug. 25, causing record breaking floods and leaving many without homes. James Godfrey, a 37-year old Stocktonian watched the events unfold through videos on Facebook during his lunch break at Togo’s in Sacramento, when he then made the decision to go to Texas and lend a helping hand. “I ran across a story about the cop who died,” said Godfrey, “A cop died on his way to work one day, took the long way to work so that he’d get there safely and his car was swept away. He took a wrong turn,” he said. This story is what pushed Godfrey to load up a semi truck with supplies and drive to Texas to help those in need. Food, water, clothes and various other supplies were donated to Godfrey for him to take to Texas. Godfrey was joined by ten other people from his church, one of them being 37 year old David Cicileo, pastor at Gravity Church and Executive Director of a non-profit organization called Restore Stockton. “What we do every day is help people,” said Cicileo, “we do mentoring programs with ‘at risk youth’ and work with families here in the downtown area.” Cicileo drove a semi truck with around a hundred-thousand pounds worth of food, clothes and cleaning supplies. “We had enough stuff to fill two semis,” said Godfrey, “but we only had enough cash to rent one.” Along with the one semi, Godfrey and those who joined him also took a one ton van, a 20 foot trailer, Godfreys truck and a 10 foot trailer to Texas. And even with all of that transportation, Godfrey and those who tagged along had to leave behind about 8 pallets of supplies. The trip was about eight days long, with around 90 hours of driving and 36 hours of manual labor in the middle, according to Cicileo. “When I first got out of the car, when we landed in that community, the smell in the air was so rancid that it stung your eyes and burned your
nose,” Cicileo said. “It literally smelled like death.” Godfrey and his group spent three and a half days distributing clothes and supplies to those in neighborhoods severely affected by the storm. “We didn’t know what we were going to do,” Cicileo said, “we just knew that there were people that were hungry and had no food.” Soon after arriving in Texas, the group found a non profit local ministry that, like Gravity Chruch, helped those in inner cities. “Sure enough, when we got there they said ‘We’ve got to take you to this neighborhood. FEMA hasn’t been there, no help has been there, no support has been there and they are desperate for any help they can get,’” Cicileo continued. After unloading supplies from the semi at a resource center, the group loaded up the trailers with food and water and headed to the neighborhood. “We went door to door handing out food and water, cleaning supplies, diapers and prayed with people,” Godfrey said. Godfrey and his group also helped repair a house for a family by sheet rocking their house and putting new electrical installation in the outside walls. The group saw a lot of people whose lives had been severely impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Cicileo remembers a few of these people. “We realized instantly that what we were walking into was way bigger than we ever realized.” Cicileo said, “There were people that were desperate, that were in despair, that were ready to end their lives. And literally just being there and speaking life, encouraging them and bringing hope, I believe it saved people’s lives in the aftermath.” Despite the group’s efforts, Cicileo feels that no matter how much they did, it wasn’t enough and that the people affected by the hurricane need more help and support. This is why Godfrey and Cicileo are raising money to go back to Texas in November. “We’re committed to raising a million dollars worth of support and relief to take back to Huston,” said Cicileo, “We’re hoping that we’ll get enough donations to go back and maybe do five houses this time.”
GUIDED PATHWAYS: Plan to have full spread of program by 2019-20 continued from PAGE 1 This project will be beneficial to students in various aspects such as giving them a guide to find a major and have a course map leading them to successfully graduating Delta College with the right degree for the major they have picked.
There are students that have been at Delta for an extended amount of time, but have yet to see a counselor. Not everyone on the Delta campus feel as though having a set path to follow is the way to go. “I like a general education system. All courses help people grow instead of only taking what is needed. I see why they would want to fast track stu-
dents, but all classes have a purpose,” said Jim Fowler. With Guided Pathways, more students will have the opportunity to sit with a counselor and have a structured plan to follow that will lead them to their goals. “This program will allow counseling and Guided Pathways to co-exists to better help all students. It will
provide them a clear pathway and give them more concrete information as to where the specific path will get them,” said Delta College Counselor Diane Feneck. While many aspects of that work within the Guided Pathways model are in place, the goal is to have full spread by the 2019-20 school year.
3 opinion THE COLLEGIAN FALL 2017
Fashion trends recycle through ages By Jasmine Gonzalez
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Oct. 6, 2017
Senior Staff Writer
ashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street. Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening,” said fashion icon Coco Chanel. In this day and age, all things we see, hear, feel are impacted by fashion, whether it’s a pattern, a shade or a cut. According to Pantone, did you know the color of the year is Greenery? The only problem is that fashion is inspired by other things, as Chanel once said. History and art are the biggest forms of inspiration. But this is a problem because it creates a repetition on “what’s hip” where you can practically shop in your closet every few years, if you haven’t thrown out or donated certain clothing choices. Not only does fashion repeat, but the way in which it happens is now super-sonic. By the time someone gets, buys or makes something, that fashion trend is likely already declining. Within a few weeks, it’s last century. Fringe is an example. Fringe was introduced by Native American tribes and was used on clothing to repel water. Fringe is a border or edge of hanging threads, cords, or strips which are made from leather, suede and buckskin. Fringe was also used by the Native Americans as a decorative embellishment often combined with shells and beads for a musical effect. Fringe was later used in the 1920s when it became a major component of flapper dress. It was later brought back in the Native American version in the 1960s by the hippie movement as a way of showing empathy for oppressed minority groups, Native Americans included, as stated in encyclopedia.com. In 1968, the Hollywood film “Easy Rider” popularized the fringe look. In turn by the mid 1970s, fringe was out of style only to be brought back again and again in this decade. The crop top is another popular item revived at the moment. It was introduced in the 1940s but wasn’t considered fashion till the 1970s when a hippie used it in a “au-natural” movement.
Aerobics made sure the crop top trend continued into the 1980s with Madonna and movies like “Flash Dance” and “Dirty Dancing.” It wasn’t until the 1990s that people started pairing the crop top with casual clothes. Crop tops then showed up in movies (“Clueless”), shows ( “Saved by the Bell,”) and music videos (Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears). By 2011 and 2012, designers such as Dolce and Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo, Prada, elevated the crop top to evening wear. The crop top has become a casual and dress attire-worthy piece until this day. Being that high-waisted denim is often paired up with crop tops, it’s only fair to include it with these retro classics. High-waisted jeans are a favorite given that jeans are a classic, a staple in everyday outfits. The high waisted cut is flattering for all sizes it is a match made in heaven for some. The high waisted jean first came into style when Levi’s produced jeans for women working on the land and in factories when World War II began. They were both modest yet sexy for woman at the time. It wasn’t until the 1950s that jeans became a staple that was fashion forward especially high-rise because of how they accentuated a woman’s shape and fit in all the right places. So when Marilyn Monroe, a size 8, starred in the 1961 movie “The Misfits” women weren’t against going back to high waists. The fad again returned in the 1970 to the point that everyone had a pair or two. By the 1980s with the advances in new styles and new washes, high-waist cuts lived on and the Guess brand’s marketing campaign emphasized the craze at the time. So although we want something new, we are really just buying the same things but in different cuts, colors, or patterns. If people were to keep clothes, in their closet they might just be able to keep up with the fashion speed because you would own the item already or have something similar. Fashion strives for something new but with people getting inspired by the same thing or other designers, we aren’t going to be getting something new anytime soon.
Acrylamide causing cancer labels on coffee By Alex Coba Sports Editor
ancer warning labels on tobacco products? OK, sure. But cancer warning labels on coffee? That’s apparently the goal for one non-profit group as it pushes for coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers in California to post cancer warning labels on coffee products. A carcinogen called acrylamide is what has this group up in arms about. Acrylamide is a chemical that’s a natural byproduct in the coffee-making process. However, the amount is so low that there is no actual proof that it will cause cancer. So why bother with the label? Acrylamide is present in coffee and under California law, specifically Proposition 65, any business with 10 or more employees are required to inform its consumers if they’re about to eat or drink anything that contains a harmful chemical regardless if the amount present is dangerous. Even so this is a bit much. Coffee is a big part of a lot of people’s lives. Granted I don’t think the purpose of this group’s intention is to cause panic among consumers about the possibility of getting cancer.
It’s good to have all the information before someone commits to buying a product. However, I don’t think a warning label is going to deter many consumers from buying a cup of coffee. “I’m not much of a coffee drinker but I’ll have one every now and again. A sticker that says you might get cancer isn’t going to stop me. I think it’s stupid but it ain’t going to stop me,” said April Simental. Nearly 40 million U.S. adults still continue to smoke cigarettes, and about 4.7 million middle and high school students use at least one tobacco product, this including e-cigarettes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention All of those products carry cancer warning labels because they have been proven to having a direct link to causing cancer. There’s no definitive proof that coffee causes cancer and to put a cancer warning label just because it has one chemical that is a natural byproduct and comes in such a low dosage is simply overstepping and
isn’t going to deter people. “I’m still going to drink coffee even if it kills me. You could die from a lot of things I doubt I’ll die from coffee,” said Dinal Elias. The notion of cancer warning labels on coffee is ridiculous. What’s next? Signs outside that say being outside might give you cancer?
Oct. 6, 2017
Trump: Stop tweeting Learning to be yourself By Amirah Amenhotep
ocial media has been the best gift to give to this era, but it can also be counted as a huge negative to society. Sometimes people use social media in the wrong way, such as not being cautious. In the past election year social media outlet Twitter was the site now President Donald J. Trump was and is constantly using. Many of his supporters saw it as his assertiveness, the opposition saw it as ignorance. During the continuous 2016 election, Trump often used Twitter to name call and challenge his opponent. He also promised things that haven’t come to fruition. Fast forward to this year. Trump still uses Twitter to attack anyone who goes against him or has an issue with whatever he does (or doesn’t) do in office. Over the weekend Trump has made negative tweets regarding the aid of Puerto Rico and the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Last week he made a tweet against North Korea’s Foreign Minister that was taken as threat against the country. The White House denies his Tweet was a threat but this was a dangerous act done by the president and it leaves the question: Should he be able to keep his personal Twitter account? “He should be allowed to keep his own twitter account, but I do agree that when you’re such a public figure, you need to be responsible with what you actually say,” said Delta student Stephany Diaz Among other people there are some that would agree that the President does not need a filter at all, due to the fact that he is the President.
“He is still a person, he has his rights to say what he feels, be public, he’s obviously the president whatever he says matters,” said Delta student Yasmin Garcia. In the past years social media has not been an issue for anyone in a high position of authority, the fact that this has even became an issue is disappointing. Another issue that is very questionable is why the President is still tweeting from a personal account that’s very public. In 2015, President Barack Obama used his government official account named @POTUS through six years into his presidency, mostly to advertise organizations that were supposed to be helping the U.S. or even some insight to what was going on inside the White House. After Obama’s term was over and Trump was put into office the accounts switched over as did the vice president and other positions changed within the government. The old account is now known as @POTUS44 and the account that the current president is supposed to be using is @POTUS. When Trump does use the government Twitter all he does is retweet his personal account tweets. The POTUS account shows all retweets in recent weeks. Even a recent Tweet related to the Las Vegas shooting that killed 50 people and wounded more than 400 was retweeted from Trump’s @ realDonaldTrump account. One may argue it’s his First Amendment to tweet what he wants to, but should someone in 0his position really say something that sounds like a comment from person-to-person conversation? Should someone in this position really be the face of the digital free world?
thought that by the time we leave Then of course we have the “One high school we not only leave time I saw Regina George wearing behind the place but the ignorant army pants and flip flops. So I bought followers as well. army pants and flip flops” girls who We get four years of high school fabric by fabric copy what the latest to freely explore who we are, trendsetter is wearing. where we are going and Just a few years ago girls had who we want to become in a severe hatred for having thick the future. So how is it or bushy eyebrows and it was possible that after four better to be caught dead than years of experimenting to not have thin and slightly and trying new things arched eyebrows. people still enter college Now, all of a sudden girls as followers? refuse to step foot I find it baffling that I outside without havhave watched shows such ing penciled in, thick, as Gossip Girl where arched eyebrows. Blair Waldorf had her Last, but definitely group of “minions” not least, we have that would follow those people who her around like lost instead of taking time puppies. Even movies to see what field they like Mean Girls where with Victoria Franco want to go into and Regina George had her what interests them, posse of wannabe girls. they base their choice of major off their And yet here in the real world, in friends or their latest significant other. a college setting, I am witnessing the It’s no joke when I say this, I had same unbelievable trends. a friend tell me that the reason she It irks me to always be surrounded picked the field of nursing was because by people who can’t decide things for her boyfriend was in it and the majorthemselves and instead opt to follow in ity of her friends were nursing majors someone else’s used footsteps. as well. Take social media for example, in When did we lose sight of being today’s day in age everyone has the individuals? mindset that we should date but in How have we normalized these situno way have a real attachment to our ations to the point where it is perfectly significant other. common to follow behind the rest of Guys have this image that if they the crowd rather than setting up our allow themselves to be vulnerable with own pathway? a girl they are automatically played out I can honestly say that it’s a sad and have lost their dignity. scene to watch in the quad, as only a Well Ryan, let me let you in on a select few have a good head on their little secret. Five years from now when shoulders and know that they are the you’re ready to build a family and start leading Oprah Winfrey’s of this world. a life I highly doubt that all the advice I have come to the conclusion that you took from the latest Twitter trend we just live in a world of those who won’t land you a spot in that special follow and those who lead. girls life anymore.
MUSTANG ‘Should the Democrats work with Trump VOICE on tax reform if it means getting DACA back?’
“I personally think they should just leave it alone, because we other substantial issues. When Trump rolls up DACA, I think there should be other programs to take care of Mexico and others, seeing that if other countries could become similar to Western Countries, it’d be a lot more worthwhile than running away from the issues”
“I don’t know much about tax reform, but obviously the Democrats are going to be divisive because of tax cuts. I don’t know much about DACA, I’m neither for it or against it but I know any good President work with their opposing party on big issues such as DACA.”
“I’m very neutral on tax reform, but getting DACA back is very important because our immigrant population is massive. Giving them the rights they deserve is something we should enforce.”
“I don’t really have a why, but considering what Democrats stand for, they would want DACA back, as most people would, so I think yeah they should.”
“If Trump keeps DACA around they might vote for it, but I’ve seen some that are so Anti-Trump that they won’t just for the sole reason that he’s pushing something. If they can keep DACA, then yeah they would probably go for it because it would increase tax revenue for their programs.”
COMING OUT OF THE DARK
Stripping, while controversial, isn’t as ‘low and demeaning’ as we think By Catlan Nguyen Staff Writer
ver feel like dropping out of school and becoming a stripper? You’re not alone. It isn’t as absurd as you think, ladies and gentlemen. While stripping as a profession is pretty controversial, it isn’t always as low and demeaning as we may initially think. I’ll be honest, before hearing Cardi B’s back story and her stripping experience, I assumed stripping was too degrading of a profession for anyone. Brains and abilities should allow us to land on our feet in other careers. My perspective was broadened after watching VladTV’s video interviewing theup-and-coming rapper about her stripping past. Cardi B revealed throughout this video that she got into stripping to escape her physically abusive ex-boyfriend and stripping saved her life by enabling her to save up money to leave and be able to live on her own. More people than we would think fall in love and dismayingly end up in an abusive relationship that’s heavily clouded by emotions making it hard to break free from, but that’s what happened to Cardi B. She found stripping to be the way out and she’s come as far as having her song “Bodak Yellow” gain the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 100. Looking more into the exotic dancing business, the average stripper’s income can vary from about $47,000 to $300,000 a year, depending on the country and exclusivity of the strip club. Tuition at San Joaquin Delta College is about $1,600 a year and tuition for a University of California campus is about $34,000 a year for a California resident and $60,000 for a nonresident, according to the system. With these numbers, stripping while being a student does not seem like such a bad idea.
The national average starting teacher salary is a mere $37,000 and the average annual teacher salary is about $55,000. Who’s to say stripping isn’t a smart financial move? Then again, the two careers are revered differently in society. But is it a good pathway to reduced student debt? “Stripping is a good way to get out of bad situation fast but it depends on if there’s no physical touch,” Khalilah Bass, an incoming Delta student. Deja-Vu here in Stockton does have a no-touch policy. “I think it’s a good way to save up money to do what they inspire to do later on,” said Delta student Yasmeen Bucayu-Lee. Many of the students interviewed were quite hesitant to open up about stripping initially because it is seen as taboo or comedic, but I found that most people were open-minded. Should we judge strippers harshly? “No, I feel like they (people) put them (strippers) down even though they’re the ones who would go to the strip club and watch them,” said Moises Ayala, another Delta student. While this all may seem appealing from a capitalistic up-and-comer perspective and contains some upsides. Cardi B herself also mentioned in her VladTV interview she wouldn’t encourage younger girls to strip because it made her scrutinize her own body enough to get breasts and butt enlargements. She notes how her body grew later and she kind of regrets getting them because she has no clue what the plastic surgeons put in her derrière. To some women, stripping can make them feel insecure and more critical of their body and women everywhere should not feel like their body needs to be changed in any way to be more successful. All in all, stripping isn’t as shameful as it may appear on the surface because for some people it is their only opportunity to better themselves and move forward. You don’t have to delve into the exotic dancing realm but if you want to, make it for a good cause. Cardi B reminded me to not be so prejudice and judgmental toward strippers and the profession. Who are we to judge, honestly? However, if you do find yourself in an abusive relationship, know that stripping is not the only method out. Contact the National Domestic Violence hotline at (800) 799-7233.
Not judging scenes from outside views By Austin Nordyke
Senior Staff Writer
n old German adage says that “fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” Applying that to today’s happenings shows how true that is. The Ku Klux Klan has been around longer than I have, but I’ve never seen it treated like a serious issue needing to be dealt with. I have the feeling society saw the group as a dying breed of cockroaches we simply had to wait for time to snuff out; a once vicious dog, now decrepit and missing teeth, unable to bite or do any more real damage. They are clearly horrible and I would probably be a little scared if I was born anything besides a blond-haired blueeyed baby, but we know it’s a relic of a
less enlightened time that will only get smaller. When I first heard about the wavers of Nazi and Confederate flags in Charlottesville chanting unsavory things about people different than themselves, I similarly rolled my eyes at the idiot parade showing the worst of the worst our nation has to offer. It’s a showcase of the scum at the bottom of the barrel that would be filtered out of our news cycle in a few weeks, grabbing our attention just long enough to remind us how evil hatred is and that we can be better. I don’t know why the topic seems to be sticking around. I feel like people are treating this event like it’s representative of a growing epidemic instead of a outliers reminding us we still have hateful dummies hanging about. I have to wonder if treating this like
a serious problem might exacerbate things. If these racists feel like they’re making a difference for their cause, like society is treating them seriously, it may embolden them in their beliefs. This may slow down the inevitable fizzling out of their specific flavor of crazy. Seeing this in the news and hearing it talked about like it’s a legitimate threat might set the mood. It might make people feel like they live in a social climate where this isn’t something baffling. We have to remember that this isn’t the norm. We can’t judge a room by the dumbest person in it. Students responded when asked for their views on racism today.“I think the best solution to racism is reaching out to others and trying to understand their point of view,” said Bereket Getachew.
“If we can’t see where they stand, how can we change their opinion?” said JéRod Buenaventura. A president who seems reluctant to take the hard stance that Nazis are bad probably doesn’t help things but like I said: dumbest person in the room. The vast majority of people saw what I saw, a bunch of crazies with torches. It would have been silly if it wasn’t so evil. Know that this kind of behavior is reprehensible, but don’t worry about this kind of thinking dimming our bright future. These people should be lumped in with The Flat Earth Society not The Legion of Doom. You don’t have to fear a cockroach to be disgusted by the way it crawls.
Oct. 6, 2017
Delta engineer students learn to fly
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers work on plane at Stockton Metropolitan Airport By Catlan Nguyen Staff Writer
For the last couple Saturdays, Delta College engineering students have ventured to Stockton Metropolitan Airport to apply their studies on life-sized, functioning airplanes. The Airplane Project is run by an organization called Youth Eagles Aviation and the goal is to guide and teach Delta’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) the different mechanisms of a plane and what goes into building a plane. It also teaches students the fundamentals of flight, aerospace engineering, how to read a blueprint, aircraft design, engine technology and an overall view of aviation and aerospace. “Everything that they’ve taught us is really interesting because you don’t usually get this information on a daily basis,” said computer science major, Sarah Supat. Michael Perez, co-founder of the Youth Eagles Aviation & Aerospace Education and Delta alum, wanted to offer Delta students hand-on-experience. “Hopefully, some of these students will choose the aerospace route. If not, the experience they get can be translated in any kind of engineering pathway,” said Perez. Women make up only 24 percent of the Science Technology Engineering and Math
(STEM) job market. “I like a lot of the engineering and volunteering opportunities, all of the club events they host, and I want to inspire kids and encourage women to join the field,” said Delta student Berkeley Anderson about SHPE and SWE. Students also got the chance to go up to the air control tower and ask air traffic controllers what they do and what they enjoy about their job and witness them read out air traffic jargon. “I liked going to the air control tower… This experience is helpful for prospective engineering majors,” said Vanessa Zambrano, a new member to SHPE. The co-presidents of SHPE currently are Brandon Gonzalez and Joseph Kruse. The Airplane Project has been a part of SHPE ever since the founder of SHPE, Juan Andrade, created the club at SJDC in 2011. SHPE also offers many scholarship and internship opportunities, works with SWE and Habitat for Humanity. The group also has booths at events like Family Day at the Park in Stockton where science gadgets and student-built gizmos are showcased. The Airplane Project is held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the rest of the semester and is open to everyone. The location is 300-7364 C E Dixon St, Stockton. SHPE meetings are every two weeks from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Holt 242.
Students at Stockton Metropolitan Airport view and analyze a fully functional plane. PHOTOS BY CATLAN NGUYEN
Choreographer shows more than just moves said Gnassounou. Von showed off his ability as he startSports Editor ed dancing with the crowd in a “watch “Movement kind of suggest or implies me first, then you try sort of way,” as well life. Every living thing has some source as giving the crowd a taste of his rapping of movement within it or of it or some- ability, highlighting some of the issues thing so movement is life and I always plaguing young people such as gun consay dance changes people and people trol and personal accountability. change the world,” said Pepper Von a Von said getting into the dance world dance choreographer and motivational was actually a compromise. speaker who visited Delta College on “Me and my sister went to a dance Sept. 28. class at a community center … they had Von came to Delta to demonstrate dif- a tap dancing class and I could care less ferent styles of dance as well as motivate about dance at the time, I was seven. She the students of Delta to achieve goals in wanted to take the class so I took the life and strive for greatness. class with her and our deal was, she was Von was brought onto campus to speak going to take karate with me,” said Von. by Valerie Gnassounou, Delta Dance Von became a National aerobic professor, who teaches a wide range of champion as well as going on to direct Above, Pepper Von gives motivational speech to dance students on the quad in front of dance from jazz to hip hop. many musicals. “I wanted the people of Delta College Pepper Von will be back Nov. 4 at Goleman Library during college hour. Top, a group of enthusiastic students dance to to be exposed to dance and to the wise Delta were his show will be motivation- choreography given by Von. PHOTOS BY ALEX COBA and wisdom of this particular person,” al.
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Comic store an escape from reality At Comic Grapevine several types of events are held on different days. Every Friday, an event called Friday Night Dragons and cards. Superheroes and Magic is held. Here individuals come together dice-rolling. All of these things can be found to play the card game Magic the Gathering in a tournament style event. within the fold of a comic book store. “I have made quite a few friends that I now Comic book stores provide an escape from reality and a place to hang out with others talk to almost every day,” said Nathan Fornito, a player at Friday Night Magic. who appreciate the same things. There is a sense of community and accepThe Comic Grapevine, run by Alan Chan, tance found within the store, where one is free is located in Lodi. Here a variety of people can gather and to enjoy whatever they please. “When I was at the Comic Grapevine I enjoy the company of those who also deal in made a lot of friends that had the same interfantasy and the like. Anyone searching for a type of game typ- est in Magic like me,” said Scott. A variety of people are found at the Grapevine. ically considered to be nerdy will most defi“It's ranging from high school-ish to maybe nitely find a place here. “Customers and players were really nice and early or late thirties give or take,” said Chan. On other days, people might come togethespecially the store owner,” said Ben Scott, a er to play the card game Yu-Gi-Oh! or the common customer of the store. Whether you and a group of friends want to role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons. hang out somewhere to play games or are look- These events range on weekdays or Saturday ing to find others who enjoy the same things during regular hours at owner discretion. Chan said that he usually gets more players you do, the Comic Grapevine is the place to go. “I've seen both happen, where they either on the days that he organizes events. While being able to play these games with start off as a group of friends wanting to do something like a D&D campaign or some- others is in itself an event, as finding such peothing. That'll happen. Or maybe the other way, ple is difficult, the friendships made during reversing, where basically their all interested these times are far more dear. “Overall, I would come everyday if I could,” in something, say Yu-Gi-Oh! for example,” said Scott. said Chan.
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Fresh-baked goods back on campus Artisan Bakery café moves to Locke Lounge for fall By Chanelle Muerong Entertainment Editor
Golden-brown croissants. Chocolate-dipped macaroons. Glaze-coated cinnamon rolls. Artisan Bakery, once a Thursday only affair, expands its hours this semester to offer the above, plus cheesecake, breads, carrot cakes and more. Sept. 28 marked the opening of the café for the fall. It will be open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Locke Lounge is the new location for this cafe. “This is an opportunity to bring students into Locke Lounge,” said Viktor Da Vila, a student chef. “We wanted to not be in the same place and we wanted to expand, that’s why we came to Locke Lounge. Also, Danner has a lot of programs and events so we couldn’t do the [cafe] three days a week in Danner. So we decided to move to a location where we could do the Cafe Artisan Bake Sale three days a week.” The Culinary Department is also teaming up with the Student Chef for the cafe. Right now, they have a lot of desserts and pastries, along with freshly baked bread and sandwiches, but pretty soon, they’re going to have hot foods like veggie wraps, soups and coffee. “It was a soft opening so all the things that we wanted, we couldn’t get today,” Vila said. “But we are going to get more and more every week.” Locke Lounge has long been a gathering spot for students. “I don’t know why this would be the best location,” said Aaron Barraza, a student who frequents the lounge. “I’m pretty indifferent about it but it makes me think how the geeks and nerds here are going to take it when their space is invaded. It’s kind of their haven.” Brandon Coon and Duke Monroe, are also frequent visitors to the lounge. “I like it over there, there used to be a
cafe right there that was super nice about six years ago. I recently came back to Delta and was like, where’s the cafe? But this new cafe, it’s super nice to have something nearby that’s not Danner Hall,” said Coon. Monroe, who was sitting right next to him, agreed. “I don’t usually eat at Delta, but Artisan Café’s food is good. Last semester they would sell [the food] in Danner Hall. It’s nice that it’s closer to me and I can go from here to the cafe, it’s easier.” The two shared that they and a couple of friends usually stay in Locke Lounge for hours playing card-based games so the cafe was a nice touch. Da Vila said the bakers are also working on Food Tent Wars. It’s an event where groups of students prepare the menu, food and coffee. There’s a couple of tents in total and students on campus can go around the tents and try whatever they want. “Look for the white coats,” Da Vila said. “Since we’re students, it’s a good price and it’s good food.”
Top, Christina Hillary serves sub sandwiches at new Locke Lounge location. Bottom, baked sweets and bread PHOTOS BY CHANELLE MUERONG
Stockton business focuses on customer service By Killian Barnhart Managing Editor
California Donuts and Deli is a true Stockton-born business, developing in the face of all the hardships this city faces. Located at 4130 El Dorado and Churchill streets intersection, the family-owned restaurant opened its doors in October 2015. “We serve anything from a burger, to a teriyaki bowl even ice cream, smoothies and milkshakes,” said Jim Ka. Ka, a veteran businessman who also works full time as an electronics tech, came to his JIM KA new-found location with the goal of bringing his customers an establishment with an emphasis on both excellent customer service and quality food. “Good service is very important, along with good food. I don’t care how good the food is if you don’t have good service. It can go either way but I believe in both,” said Ka. Ka refuses to sacrifice the quality of his food to make quicker to produce the food. Meat and vegetables for orders like cheeseburgers
and teriyaki bowls aren’t cut until ordered. “All the food here, we do not do anything until someone orders. Once you order, we make it… even salad for example, we don’t cut the vegetables until it’s ordered. Even cheese is not shredded until it’s ordered. It’s all fresh,” Despite a growing popularity, the shop is still in its developing stages. Ka said he hasn’t ventured far into advertising because he still feels the need to meet a couple large milestones. The primary milestone is to reach is to develop a system which would allow his shop to get the food to his customers quicker. “My biggest goal is to come up with a system, kind of like McDonald's or whatever. That way, if there is rush hour, everyone Freshly baked donuts on display for potential customers. PHOTOS knows what to do. Not that they don’t know BY KILLIAN BARNHART what to do, they know, but the system is not mance and equipment. From updating his grill, to dethere for them 100 percent, A through Z. The goal is to have this system before I put the shop veloping an electronic system that informs the kitchen staff of each individual order, from milkshakes to in the spotlight,” said Ka. The Deli has developed a small social media status, teriyaki chicken sandwiches. “Everyday I’m writing down a certain thing to make particularly through the efforts of Ka’s daughter, April this business quicker, or a burger, smoothie. Want staPrak. “I have Facebook and Instagram pages for the shop tion does what. What is the time to cook a burger? but, I haven’t gotten into social media too much,” Said How do we cook it quicker? Once I get that figured out, I’ll go through and add a electronic system front Prak. Ka also wants to update much of shops perfor- and back, but it’s easier said than done,” he said.
Oct. 6, 2017
Cover band recreates a classic experience By Mikael Honzell Editor in Chief
The Grateful Dead was one of the most influential San Francisco bands in the 1960s. It attracted a large and loyal fan base, often referred to as “Dead Heads” with its surrealistic sound and ability to improvise music during live performances. This is what 43-year-old Dan Murphy, a vocalist/guitarist for Grateful Dead cover band, Hardly Deadly, aims to capture with his band’s performances. “There was a lot of love and a lot of community in the music they wrote,” said Murphy. “They never played the same show twice and that’s one thing we can honestly recreate; we don’t play the same show twice. We can play the shows they played, but there’s bands that do that, and that’s not really what we do. What we try to do is to take the music that they wrote and put it together in a new creative presentation, but the music has the familiar
elements that made the Dead Heads love it.” Murphy was born in the Bay Area then moved to Stockton at a young age. This isn’t the first band he has been in. When he was going to school in Humboldt in the 1990s, Murphy was in a reggae band and formed more bands here in Stockton after he returned from school. In 2013, Murphy formed Hardly Deadly with members from his previous band, Greenhouse. “I started the band here in 2013 as a side jam,” said Murphy. “But then we started doing performances around and then we started taking things down the road.” Now Hardly Deadly is no longer a side jam band and is doing shows around the state. One of Murphy’s favorite things about the Grateful Dead was the band’s live
Dan Murphy (left) and his friend Stanley Raquel (right) perform in downtown during the Parking Day Event. PHOTO BY MIKAEL HONZELL
performances, not just for the music but what was happening around it as well. “I really found that the Grateful Dead experience, not only the music but the whole experience was something I
wanted to try taking part in and keeping alive,” said Murphy. Grateful Dead shows were like carnivals, Murphy said. “There’s something for everybody there.” Murphy said. “And it’s probably too much
too fast of everything. I had a great time there, you know. You always have to make your choices and make sure you can live with them.”
Magic comes to Stockton in sweaty live show By Emily Beaton
ights. Camera. Magic Men? Whether it’s because you need a job to pay for college, you enjoy dancing with few clothes on or you have daddy issues, stripping doesn’t carry the stigma it once did. What was once considered dirty is now entertainment. As thousands of women lined the streets to attend the first showings of the movie Magic Mike, little did they know that they were witnessing history. After the success of the Magic Mike movie franchise, Channing Tatum, the star of the film, endorsed a live-show production. Therefore, when Magic Men Live came to Stockton, I wholeheartedly knew I must see history in the making, am I right? As I approached the entrance of the Bob Hope Theatre with a gal pal, I suddenly saw parades of women bearing heels, selfie sticks, drunken “woos” and exiting party buses. I knew I was in for a good time. As I am currently in a serious relationship, I didn’t
want to see the show to see shirtless men, but instead to learn what the hype was surrounding male stripping in America. This was purely research. Science even. We entered the theater and while looking for our seats, we found a merchandise table selling shirts. The shirts said things like: “Hocus poke us,” “Good girls go to heaven and bad girls go to Magic Men Live,” “Live laugh love strip” and “You had me at hello now strip.” As strange as seeing these phrases on T-shirts was, I was thoroughly impressed with the marketing skills. When we took our seats the Magic began. First, a host in an absurdly tight suit came out and assured everyone what type of Magic show this was, more so as a disclaimer so the crowd didn’t expect to see a white bunny pulled out of a hat, instead of a buff guy pulling off his pants. The show began and all sorts of shirtless men danced and paraded around the stage in different costumes ranging from Trojan to Navy. Throughout the night, the Magic Men danced to different club and remixed music and pulled audience members on stage for complimentary lap dances.
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I knew this show would be raunchy but I had no idea that it would be interactive. All of the sudden the men jumped off the stage, crotch first and interacted with audience members, with their members. As women danced wildly holding $20s in the air, a bunch of men in their 20’s danced from lap to lap, the spandex slowly wore off from their thin Speedos. I had no idea what I might’ve seen but nothing could’ve prepared me for this, I then thanked God I bought tickets in the back so that I could watch this in an omniscient point of view instead of first person. As two hours flew by like clothes off the stage, I exited the Bob Hope with answers to my questions as if I should need to be baptized again. In the end, no matter how raunchy or how romantic, being admired sexually or in a love sense, we all just want to feel adored or loved at the end of the day, regardless of how we encounter it. So if you’re interested in seeing some stuff or learning what the hype behind Magic Men is, Magic Men Live is currently on tour and could be in a town near you. Parental advisory recommended.
First drama production of year, ‘Bus Stop,’ begins next week By Elany Orozco Senior Staff Writer
On Oct. 13, Delta Drama will have its opening performance of the classic 1955 theatrical production “Bus Stop” by William Inge. “Bus Stop” takes the audience back to the mid 50’s, it takes place in a small roadside diner in the city of Kansas. The play is a multi-act play consisting of three parts taken place in a diner where the characters have to take refuge due to all roads being blocked. Cherie, (female lead) a nightclub chanteuse (or singer), is being pursued by a young cowboy with all the romantic cleverness of a ‘rodeo bull’. “The belligerent cowhand is right behind her, ready to sling her over his shoulder and carry her, alive and kicking, all the way to Montana... As a counterpoint to the main romance, the proprietor of the cafe and the bus driver who have previously only spent time in passing, find time to develop a friendship of their own; a middle-age scholar comes to terms with himself; and a young girl who works in the cafe also gets her first taste of romance,” according to the “Bus Stop” script overview. The script that will be performed at Delta comes
Location: Alfred H. Mueller Studio Theatre Dates: 7 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21 2 p.m. Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 Tickets: $9 for adults $4 for students and seniors straight from Inge’s original script. “We are doing the script straight as it is from 1955, we haven’t made any changes we are being true to the period and the time,” said Drama Arts and Communication Associate Professor and Director Ashlee Temple. For this particular play the cast is made up of students who are taking classes through the Delta Drama Department. Delta Student Marcus Richard who plays the role of Virgil Blessing believes that it will be an interesting experience for the audience as the play is more intimate which makes the audience immerse in the play. “It will be an interesting experience because really, it’s really intimate, most plays is like your an audience member and you are just watching the play but with
this play your kind of immerse in it like you’re part of the world,” said Richard. Associate Professor and Director Temple recommends people to join and watch “Bus Stop” as it is an entertaining, realistic, and a well perform play. “I think it is really entertaining, it’s a wonderful play, it’s an American classic, the actors are doing a fabulous job, it’s meant to be a piece that moves you, makes you laugh and cry… It’s a very realistic play about human and finding connection in small moments but mostly I hope the audience comes because they want to be entertain and enjoy something,” said Temple. One of the biggest challenges for the cast was dialect or accent adaption. “When we first started we were all very shaky with our accents but now over the rehearsal process we have grown into our characters accents,” said Richard. Although “Bus Stop’ is made of all students enrolled in courses in the Drama Department anybody can audition for Delta theatrical performances including people who aren’t students at Delta and students who aren’t enrolled in Drama courses. For more information about the tickets visit the Delta Center for the Arts at deltacollege.edu or call (209) 954-5151.
Oct. 6, 2017
Mustangs fall short against Diablo Valley By Ramon Zuniga Senior Staff Writer
The Delta College Football team played the Diablo Valley College Vikings on Sept. 30. This was the sixth game of the Delta’s football team and the third loss this season. The final score was 30-31, Diablo Valley being the winner. Both sides played very effectively and some on the Diablo Valley team took a knee during the national anthem while no one in the Delta team didn’t. “It’s up to my team mate to do what they want to do. Everyone has their own beliefs. I’ll support them if that’s what they want to do,” said Player Receiver Keaton Hampton. Head Coach Gary Barlow didn’t comment on the kneeling during the anthem but did talk about his team and how he will proceed after the game. “I don’t like the outcome. We ended up losing when we expect to win. I think we had a good week of preparation and we played hard so our players competed in a high level,” said Head Coach Barlow after the game was over. This was the last non-conference game for the Delta football team. All the players shared their dislike for the outcome of the game and how both sides played it. “It shouldn’t ever be a close game. They were a pretty good team but nothing we haven’t seen so far. Obviously there was some mistakes but overall they did their assignments,” said player receiver Hampton after the game ended. The coaching staff and the players on the team all plan on doing better in the next coming games this fall. “I’m just going to keep doing the plays I’m supposed and the assignments I’m supposed too. That’s all there is to this game,” said Hampton Barlow has already began planning and improving the team’s skill level and their capabilities. “The first thing we will do is evaluate this game. We fill every snap so we will go through it and grade the players both on their alignment assignment and their effort,” said Barlow. “That will allow us to really look at the things that we did really well and the things we need to work on.” The next game for the Delta College Football team will be on Oct. 14 against Laney College.
Above, Darrin Gentry Jr. charges downfield. Bottom left, Offensive Linemen Kenny Porter (No. 63) and Anthony Harper (No. 72) before the start of the game against Diablo Valley College. Bottom right, Quarterback Wayne Brooks Jr. (No. 2). PHOTO ABOVE BY RAMON ZUNIGA PHOTOS BELOW BY RICARDO C. HERNANDEZ
Women’s sports teams no longer referred to by gender term By Debra Hyman Staff Writer
The term ‘Lady Mustangs’ will no longer be used to refer to the women’s sports teams at Delta College said Dr. Daryl Arroyo, Division Dean of Humanities, Social Science, Education, Kinesiology and Athletics. “It seems dated,” he said. “You don’t see ‘Gentleman Mustangs.’” There are currently nine women’s sports teams at Delta: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball and water polo. Beach volleyball, a new women’s sports team, will begin play in Spring 2018. In the future, all ten women’s sports teams will be referred to as ‘The Mustangs.’ Delta’s men’s sports teams already use that athletic nickname. The 1970s Women’s Movement inspired an examination of how language plays a role in both women’s oppression and women’s liberation. Since then, efforts have been made to replace gender-specific language with language that is gender-neutral. The objective is to create inclusiveness and elimi-
nate bias. The reason why Delta has continued to use the term Lady Mustangs is unknown. “Language matters,” said Linguistics Professor Ulrike Christofori. By calling a team “… Lady Mustangs, as opposed to Mustangs, you are ‘marking’ it.” In Linguistics, markedness is the state of standing out as unusual in comparison to a more common form. The unmarked term is considered dominant and normal. The marked term is perceived to be secondary and irregular. Policewoman, stewardess and actress are marked terms that were used in the past to refer to females in male-dominated professions. Police officer, flight attendant and actor are the unmarked terms that are used now. Inclusive sports language was less important before the enactment of Title IX in June 1972. Title IX was a federal civil rights statute that was enacted to end gender discrimination in public schools. It required that schools and colleges receiving federal money provide the same opportunities for girls as for boys.
Before Title IX, fewer than 30,000 women participated in college sports. In 2012, Title IX celebrated its 40th anniversary. President Barack Obama was asked to reflect on its impact on women’s sports by Newsweek. “… It wasn’t so long ago that something like pursuing varsity sports was an unlikely dream for young women in America. Their teams often made do with second-rate facilities, hand-me-down uniforms, and next to no funding,” he wrote. At that time, there were over 190,000 female collegiate athletes. This was an increase of more than 600 percent. Adrienne Sorenson, head coach of the women’s soccer team, said she supported Arroyo’s decision. “The women who participate on athletic teams at Delta College are student-athletes, period. I like the unity that “Mustangs” provides every student-athlete at Delta regardless of gender.” Women’s softball team member Eryn McWhorter had a different reaction. “I never thought it really mattered if we were called Lady Mustangs or just Mustangs.” Referring to Delta’s women’s athletic facilities, she said “We have this here so we can do it.”
Volleyball wins against Vikings By David Michael Senior Staff Writer
Women’s volleyball has been going strong this season with head coach Molly Mordaunt leading her team with 12 wins and two loses. During the Sept. 27 home game, the team dominated Diablo Valley College for nearly all three sets. The game announcer seemed ecstatic with the play by exclaiming during every point scored the player’s name goes for the kill. Mordaunt said during an interview after the game she “thought that the girls played
very efficient volleyball and that they did a good job passing and taking care of the ball on our side of the net.” The 25-11, 25-14, 25-12 scores show there is nothing but wins for Delta. “As a whole it’s a really great group of kids. Statistically there the few that stand out. Amilya Thompson is leading in the state for kills and kills per set, but as a whole they are a great group that work really well together,” said Mordaunt. Thompson is now the sixth in the state for kills and fifth for kills per set. She is also fourth for points per set and fifth for points. Mordaunt can pinpoint the
team’s success. “It’s good team chemistry. I think that the girls play really well together. Yes, the talent is there as well, so it makes for a very fun team to be part of and a fun team to coach,” she said. Mordaunt understands her team and she also understand what they want. “Our biggest goal is to win the conference and we are now undefeated in conference play. We are going to keep coming in the gym and working hard and getting better every day,” she said. The team’s next game is today at 6:30 p.m. against Modesto Junior College.
Left, Mika Fithian serving the ball to Diablo Valley college Volleyball Team (above) returning a serve to diablo Valley. PHOTOS BY DAVID MICHAEL
Athletes learn note-taking techniques for success By Michael Weber Staff Writer
Doing well in academics while playing competitive sports is a difficult balance for the student-athletes at Delta College. One of the most difficult challenges is time management. Doing well in class can be hard in itself and adding practice and competitions can squeeze time. Guadalupe Bravo knows this struggle well. “Right now I’m kind of having trouble balancing school and track because it’s kind of hard taking up five classes with track,” said Bravo. “I get home late, and then I take a shower, and then I try to study like around night. Sometimes I have to wake up early to catch the bus. And if I’m on the road or in the car, sometimes I study in the car.” Bravo struggled with balancing her time studying for classes after getting home from practice. “I have to get out of classes I can’t manage,” said Bravo. Adjunct Professor Jessica Hudon is a former D1 athlete in college basketball
and understands the time management difficulties and other problems that is inherent to being a student-athlete. “It’s kind of a universal student-athlete struggle,” said English Professor Jessica Hudon. She hosts workshops to bring students up to speed when transitioning from high school level to a collegiate level. “The classes are harder,” said Hudon. “The time commitments that you need to have for each sport intensifies as you are in college as well. And that can be a challenge for a lot of student athletes.” Hudon elaborated on challenges athletes face. “It could be a lot of things. Because every student is different. It could be home problems, it could be maybe being more focused on their sport instead of their schooling. They’re here for the sport and they’re kind of putting school on the backburner not realizing that school is actually what is going to propel them forward -- A lot of people don’t know how to effectively take notes or effectively read a textbook,” she said. Delta student-athletes do have support and help from the faculty. Amy Soud is a research specialist for
Adjunct Professor Jessica Hudon Teaching note taking at The Zone to Delta’s athletes. PHOTO BY DAVID VICTOR
athletics and tries to figure out what student-athletes need the most. “We take a survey of the needs every semester so it does change” said Soud. “A lot of it I know that we just need books, supplies -- We also want to make sure they’re integrated with the regular student body. “...We have a lot of students that maybe tested lower in English and math. So they’ll take the introductory English/math classes. “We have a reading writing lab on campus, we have math & science learning lab. They may not know about those
labs or might not know the library exists, so just introducing them to those resources to helps them to integrate and branch out.” Said Hudson Students that are directed towards these labs can fill in “zone hours.” Zone hours are time spent in The Zone lab which helps students academically. Students under a 3.0 grade-point average need three hours weekly to stay in sports. Zone hours help student-athletes stay up to date. The zone lab is located in Budd 205 and the hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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business administration (bs) – Accounting Concentration – General Business Concentration – Management: Human Resources Concentration communication studies (ba) – Relational and Organizational Track history (ba) liberal studies (ba)+ – Communications Concentration – History Concentration psychology (ba) – Developmental Psychology
Accelerated Degree Programs (UEE)* accelerated second bachelor of science in nursing (asbsn) • criminal justice (ba) • health science (bs) • social science (ba) •
liberal studies (ba) + Multiple Subject Credential (Bilingual Authorization Option) • liberal studies (ba) + Education Specialist Credential • liberal studies (ba) + Multiple Subject Credential (Bilingual Authorization Option) + Education Specialist Credential •
To RSVP: csustan.edu/stockton *Denotes accelerated degree completion programs offered through University Extended Education (UEE). **New Integrated program starting Fall 2018 upon final approval of academic program review. + Liberal Arts is a CTC approved Subject Matter Waiver Program.
Issue 3 of The Collegian, the student newspaper of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2017-18 school year.
Published on Oct 5, 2017
Issue 3 of The Collegian, the student newspaper of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2017-18 school year.