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thecollegian Issue 4 • Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 •

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VOICES CARRY: Protestors occupy the corner of El Dorado and Channel streets on Oct. 13, displaying signs to passing traffic.

The making of an orange massacre Page 4


Occupy movement hits Stockton Clubs’ Night goes to Cancun Page 6

Pumpkins in space (in Lathrop really) Page 5

UPCOMING Puente Club’s Haunted House Oct. 25-26, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Cunningham Lounge Degree applications are due Nov. 14


Crowd, including Delta students, gathers to protest corporate greed downtown

by heidi haack

A grassroots movement has sprung up across the United States as Americans - fed up with what they perceive as corporate greed and a sinking economy - are organizing to take back control. In September, the Occupy Wall Street movement, which aims to point out the difficulties of 99-percent of the wage earning population, began in New York City. Although the people on the actual Wall Street are already into a fifth week of protesting, smaller efforts in American cities have sprung up in support. Stockton is one of them. On Oct. 12-13, locals held a protest to show support for the movement at De Carli Square in downtown near the intersection of El Dorado and Channel

streets. The maximum amount of people attending at once was around 50, according to organizers. About 100 attended over the course of the two-day event. “We are standing in solidarity with the Wall Street movement to raise awareness for the issues in our government, as well as our own local issues,” said Motecuzoma Sanchez, one of the event’s coordinators. By 5 p.m. the first day, the crowd had thickened. Many people were in work clothes, while others had chairs and umbrellas, indicative of them being their since early that morning. All age groups and ethnicities were present, from young adults to seniors. There were reasons all across the board for being there: lost

MORE INFO • Search “Occupy Stockton” on Facebook for local group • • jobs, housing problems, disability, tough time finding a new job among the reasons. “This is raw democracy, people coming together to have their voice heard,” Sanchez said. Listening to the crowd, one could tell the people who showed up for the movement were passionate about it. Enthusiasm spread, especially when people in cars honked horns when driving by. Sayings such as “We are the 99 percent” and “We are the working class!” could be heard

throughout the day. Several Delta College students were present, including as Garrett Daniells. Daniells had been at the protest almost the entire second day. “This is basically the 99 percent of Americans controlling one percent of the money, who are pissed off at the one percent of Americans controlling 99 percent of the money,” Daniells said, “We’re just trying to spread awareness.” Also in attendance at the event was Delta College student Ryan Camero. Camero said that despite the fact that he is doing well financially, he felt the need to speak up and join the cause. “I feel strongly about this because I feel that our generation is so apathetic that they

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Dream Act to provide aid for undocumented students by jung min hong

Under AB 131, the Dream Act, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Oct. 8, undocumented immigrant students in California will be able to receive college financial aid. The law allows top students who are on the path to citizenship to apply for and receive state aid, the governor said.

“Going to college is a dream that promises intellectual excitement and creative thinking. The Dream Act benefits us all by giving top students a chance to improve their lives and the lives of all of us,” said Brown in a press release on the bill. In July, Brown signed AB 130, the first half of the California Dream Act, making funding from private sources available to undocumented students.

By signing AB 131, the second half of the California Dream Act, on Oct. 8, the Dream Act was passed entirely. The law grants undocumented students access to public and private funding for college. About 2,500 students will be qualified for Cal Grants totaling $14.5 million, which averages out to $5,800 per student according to the California Department of Finance.

The Dream Act it will affect future students at San Joaquin Delta College too. “This [Dream Act] has very much to do with Delta students because a great number of undocumented students attend community colleges as a start to higher education,” said Ana Arriaga, a member of Delta College’s Punete Club. “This also means the number of students

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Issue 4 • Oct. 21, 2011 •


Safety on campus starts with self-awareness Despite two very noticeable crimes on campus in the past year and a half — the Koi fish incident and the bookstore robbery — San Joaquin Delta College is safe, according to campus police. The Collegian staff observes there is no issue with safety during daylight hours, yet we are still concerned about the campus when the sun goes down. A report released by campus police shows crime is down, but we are still concerned about two things we think may cause uneasiness for students. Night classes are spread all over campus and students often have to walk through darkened areas to get to them. Having taken classes at night we have noticed that there is not enough lighting on the paths leading from the buildings to the parking lots. The child development drop off area located between Locke and DeRicco buildings has enough light, but the path from there to the San Joaquin Regional Transit District Route 40 bus stop is dark

and secluded. The path leading out of the south side of Holt building past the auto shops is also dark. What can we do about this? We can walk in groups of two or more and have our phones handy. We can call campus police and ask for an escort to our car, an option until recently many on staff did not know about. We can also let campus maintenance know if there is an area we consider too dark to walk through. That’s a start. When it comes to having classes so wide spread on campus at night, there is not much we can do about that with each building serving certain purposes. One idea is to consolidate classes into the Forums and the Cunningham and Shima Centers, but that would not work for the night auto shop classes, the police academy, the night time performing ensembles or physical education classes. Those programs and courses use Holt and Budd.

Dream Act a California taxpayer’s nightmare by haley pitto

A dream is a “strongly desired goal or purpose,” according to MerriamWebster’s Dictionary. As a student, I have many dreams; one is being able to transfer to a four-year college. However, this dream will never be possible without some type of scholarship or Cal Grant. I, like many other college students, do not have the means to pay for two more years of tuition without some sort of financial assistance. Even with scholarships most students end up having to take some kind of loan and pay it back. I could be up to my eyeballs in student loans. Gov. Jerry Brown does not seem to care about this fact. If he did, he would have never passed the Dream Act, or as I like to call it “my nightmare.” There are many high-achieving students here on the San Joaquin Delta College campus that would benefit from this bill; that number pales in comparison to all of the people it would hurt. I’m talking the entire U.S. population that will have to bear the burden of another $13 million.

According to the California Student Aid Commission, this “dream” gives approximately 5,462 illegal immigrants access to scholarships and Cal Grants meant only for in-state, legal, tax-paying residents. The fact that illegal immigrants have access to Cal Grants only after they have been doled out among California residents makes no difference. They are still taking funds that could be used for the next batch of California residents or that could be put back into the economy. The only thing worse than having to compete with another six thousand for a way to fund my education, as a citizen no less, is the fact that this bill is costing taxpayers like myself more than $13 million. For a student hoping to attend a University of California school, that could amount to another $4-5 million per year the economy would be in debt. No wonder the economy is $54+ trillion in debt as it is when lawmakers are coming up with such ridiculous ways to spend our money. Here’s a thought: If lawmakers wanted this bill so bad why didn’t they take a pay

Awareness is key, though. Many students are not aware of the campus alert system, where they can have text messages sent regarding emergencies on campus. Better promotion solves this. The campus seems relatively safe during the day, and can easily be made safer by self-awareness, being aware of one’s surroundings and use of the services provide to students and staff. We agree that using these services improves safety on campus. The bottom line though, is that we have to take safety into our own hands as well. The police issued some suggestions to keep ourselves safe. We hope more students will heed to those suggestions. Key things to remember are to never walk alone, be aware of your surroundings, and know campus police’s phone number thus solving any safety issues we may have.

cut, or better yet foot the bill themselves? I’ve never been one to look for a handout. I never will be. As a citizen of this country I believe I should be entitled to the funds allocated for my education, and no one, especially someone here illegally, should have a right to take that from me. I’m not saying these immigrants do not have a right to an education, but the fact remains that they will be using money that is supposed to go to legal residents. They need to find some other means to fund their education. With another 6,000 students being added to the mix many of California’s students are going to be left behind. I know many of the immigrants that are in the U.S., more specifically California, were brought here as babies by their parents. They didn’t have a say in the matter. The fact remains that the majority of them are here illegally. According to the Washington Post there were 850,000 illegal immigrants in the U.S. as of Sept. 2010. California may be home to them because that’s all they’ve ever known, but shouldn’t the resources our state provides be specifically for legal residents? It’s not fair that we have to compete for

funds and resources the law mandates are specifically meant for us in the first place. Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed this bill three times. Three. Schwarzenegger is an immigrant, but he became a legal citizen, so he understands both sides of the argument and the effect the bill would have better than anyone. Obviously he saw there was something wrong with it to begin with. Teachers everywhere are being laid off from lack of funds, yet somehow money was found to fund this bill. I’m insulted and quite frankly embarrassed. The fact that government is putting the needs of illegal immigrants before the men and women that educate the young citizens of America, the future of this country, is a disgrace. President Barack Obama, who swore for “change” and a better economy, pressed for this bill until it passed. The only thing Obama changed is the fact the U.S. is another $13 million in the hole. We might as well start digging our graves and dropping out of college now because there is no way we are coming back from this. Brace yourselves because it’s only going to get worse.

THE COLLEGIAN — FALL 2011 Editors Jessica Blanke Matthew Wilson News editor Matthew Wilson Feature editor Brian Ratto Opinion editor Evelyn Palacio Entertainment editor James Striplin

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Issue 4 • Oct. 21, 2011 •


10 Percent

with Brian Ratto

Serving openly now allowed


MULTIDIMENSIONAL ART: “Portrait of a woman with headband” sculpture by Adrian Alexander Andrade, top. Artists from across the nation showcase their work in Horton Gallery , top left. Eliana Lurato’s painting, left in photo, displayed next to a piece by Randy Wons, photo on left.


Gallery hosts second show of year by evelyn palacio

The Delta Center for the Arts L. H.. Horton Jr. Gallery hosts the second annual 2D- 3D Color & design Exhibit from Oct. 6 through Nov. 9. Each year the 2D- 3D exhibition has a different theme or a specific focus. This years exhibition is titled

“Figurative Works,” which explores the human body. It features a selection of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, bronze, drawings and print making by various artists from across the United States. The exhibition awards were announced during the Opening Reception held on Oct. 6. Announcing the awards was Exhibition Juror DeWitt Cheng who is

a freelance critic from San Francisco and teaches at University of California, Berkeley. The exhibition is free and open to the public and the gallery opens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. For more information contact the gallery at (209) 954-5507 or email

‘Forbidden Planet’ spins Shakespeare by chris howze

Shakespeare has always been open for interpretations from the modernized Long Beach lunacy of the Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet to Kenneth Branagh’s obsessive love of the material. There’s so many ways to spin it. But none are more wild, original or outlandish as 1956’s “The Forbidden Planet” staring a then very young and strangely Daniel Craig-looking Leslie Neilsen. The film serves as essentially a re imagining of Shakespeare’s final play “The Tempest” but taking it out of the realm of magic and into the realm of 1950’s B- science fiction. The Delta College Drama Department, under the guidance of Harvey Jordan, are taking the concept a step further with the production “Return to the Forbidden Planet.” The play opens with an 8 p.m. show today. The run ends with a matinée show on Oct. 30. “(Return) is a stage adaptation of the original Forbidden Planet which you know was originally ‘The Tempest,’ but we’ve taken it a step or two further,” said cast member Jacob Garcia. The tag line for the Delta production dubs it

“Shakespeare’s forgotten Rock ‘n’ Roll masterpiece.” Rather than just stick to the film, or even the play, the drama department decided to wear the heritage from both sources on the sleeve and make the local production a rock opera utilizing songs from 1950sera films, while using the dialogue from not only “The Tempest,” but others such Shakespeare works such as “King Lear” and “Macbeth.”

PERFORMANCES Friday: Oct. 21 and 28 at 8 p.m. Saturday: Oct. 22 and 29 at 8 p.m. Sunday: Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m.

TICKETS Available at the Delta College Box Office. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Also: Open two hours prior to performance Phone: (209) 954-5110 Prices: $14 regular admission $12 for students and seniors

n Dec. 21, 1993 Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) a policy that restricts Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) men and women serving in the military openly, took effect. The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell happened after 18 years, on Sept. 20. Oct. 20, 2011 marks one month since the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. This step towards equality changed the world for thousands of American service men and women including one who I have met recently, Zoe Dunning, a 22-year veteran of the military. Dunning keynoted the Central Valley Stonewall Democrats Leadership Awards Luncheon on Sunday Oct. 16, at which she was awarded the national leadership award for her work towards the repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”. I was honored to be awarded the youth leadership award for my work with Delta Pride, Central Valley Stonewall Democrats and in the LGBT community, at the same time as Dunning. At one point in my life I had thought of becoming a United States Marine, but I could not bring myself to hide a part of me in order to serve. While I was listening to Dunning’s speech, I was thinking of the way the recruiter reacted when I told him I was not going to be a Marine because I am gay. He yelled, then cursed, told me to leave and to never return. Dunning was able to openly serve as a Lesbian during the period that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was law. She was the exception. Having to hide who you are to protect the country that you love is horrible. Giving your life for your country’s defense is a very honorable thing to, I will not say otherwise, but doing that and being open about your sexuality should be and now is perfectly okay. I heard comedian Eddie Izzard years ago say that “a key factor to success in a war is the element of surprise” he went on to say that there is nothing more surprising than to have a transvestite brigade, with fantastic make-up and fantastic guns too. There is nothing wrong with LGBT people serving in the military. On midnight of Oct. 20,, an online LGBT military magazine released the 101 faces of DADT, and shortly thereafter thousands of service men and women came out. I have many friends that have served years in the military, in the closet, they now are out and open about their sexuality. Change has been made and equality is one step closer. Don’t forget though, the repeal of DADT was a partial victory, the transgender community is still not allowed to serve. The military sees transgenders as people with Gender Identity Disorder. According to University of Maryland Medical Center Gender Identity Disorder is a conflict between a person’s actual physical gender and the gender that person identifies himself or herself as. The ban on transgendered service men and women in the military is unjust. As lesbians, gays and bisexuals have recently been granted the right to serve openly so should the transgender community. What can students do to help start this change? Speak up, and speak out! Students can use their voice to demand change. With DADT ending one more doors open and one more fight has been won. Thank you, to all those who fought the fight to end DADT, thus allowing the future the chance to shine.

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by brian ratto,


Choosing the perfect pumpkin is key. When carving a simple traditional pumpkin choose a short, round pumpkin with a stem long enough to use as a handle. The pumpkin should have a side free of blemishes on which you will carve. For the more elaborate pumpkin choose one that is appropriate for the design, for example if your going to carve a large design choose a large pumpkin.

When it comes to carving a pumpkin you can keep it simple and traditional with triangle eyes and nose and a sharp toothed mouth. Or you can go elaborate and find a fancy stencil online to create a temporary masterpiece. Those with little experience can easily learn how to carve a pumpkin.


To carve a traditional Jack-o’-lantern you will first need to clean out the pumpkin. Clean the pumpkin out by carving a whole large enough for your hand to fit in around the stem. Next, you will clear out all the seeds, leaving an hollow space. Now onto the face. The eyes are two triangle pointing up, and the nose is a triangle pointing down. The mouth is crescent moon shaped, with triangular teeth randomly placed within the mouth.


Show off the masterpiece by lighting from within. Traditionally the pumpkin is light by a tea light candle. Using a flame less candle, a tea candle that is made of a battery powered LED light. This option is safer. Another option is to light the candle using a small strand of white Christmas lights, that are usually used in Santa hats, these lights are also a safe option. PHOTOS BY BRIAN RATTO

TIPS FOR CARVING • When cutting the lid angle the knife towards the middle of the pumpkin to avoid the lid falling into the pumpkin. • Carving the face of the pumpkin is easy, to have a cleaner look when lit, after you carve the face angle the inside of the cut-outs to allow more light to shine out. “Depending on the pumpkin that I carve, it can be scary or funny,” said Susan Hunt, 24. According to the Jack-o’-lantern, a carved pumpkin, the origins of carving pumpkins come from the Irish legend of Stringy Jack, a man who loved to play jokes on people, playing a joke on the devil and in return guaranteeing he would not be taken into hell. Upon Jack’s death he was not allowed into heaven for being too mean a person and was also denied entry into hell as the devil promised, he was given an ember from the fires of hell to light his endless journey in between heaven and hell and placed the ember into a carved turnip. When immigrants came to America they carved pumpkins because they were easier to use than turnips, due to the availability and size. Waiting all night in a pumpkin patch to see the great pumpkin, is not something everyone can do, but Linus from Charles Schultz’s Peanuts does. You can wait to find the Great Pumpkin or create your own great pumpkin.




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Maze points to space this


by james striplin

Much like the pumpkins grown there, Dell’Osso Family Farm is bound to amplify in size every year. But an operation this big buried its seed long ago and its roots begin way back during the 1920s. Currently, this farm is operated by four generations, and is ready to pass on to the fifth. It all began with an asparagus farm that later transformed into the theme park and pumpkin patch. “We're famous for getting bigger and better,” said Yvonne Sampson, marketing director of Dell'Osso Family Farm. “I would say the last four years we've had the greatest growth.” This year, Dell’Osso has added “The Wild West Show,” “The Mystery Tour Ride,” and “Walk the Plank,” but the most notable change to come to Dell’Osso is the new corn maze design. This pattern is in the shape of the Kepler spacecraft, and was formed to honor the Kepler Mission that successfully found Earthsized planets that support liquid water. Dell’Osso is one of seven farms nationwide chosen by NASA to take part in this program that entertains and educates the public. Which is why visitors will find a space-related question inside the corn maze at every checkpoint. Aside from exploring the great beyond, Dell’Osso Family Farm also prides itself for having freshly baked sweets every morning, merchandising only locally produced products, supplying 75 to 80 percent of the pumpkins on the West Coast and providing a variety of safe amusement rides. “We really want people to come here and have a good time,” said Sampson.

There are hopes, said Sampson, to expand operations at the Lathrop location to seven months a year.

HAUNTED HOUSE With many changes happening to this pumpkin patch, it is without surprise the Haunted House would get a face lift. No longer will customers walk into the jaws of a demonic pumpkin, but will now enter the gates of a haunted castle. Previous fans will be enlightened to find this spook house is as scary as ever. So scary that those who are faint of heart will probably run out the wrong exit. For those willing to test their nerves, this little walk through haunted house cost $7 at the ticket booth.


The most destructive attraction at the Dell’Osso farm is the kid-friendly and warlord favorite Pumpkin Blaster. It is capable of launching pumpkins at 100 miles per hour with pressurized air. Cannoneers can take aim at large wooden targets and multiple bells to get the feeling of achievement while manning a heavy duty squash bazooka. It’s a great way to relieve stress for only $5 a bucket.

COUNTRY STORE The country store is a popular spot for guest who are hungry or have a sweet tooth. It is the spot to buy freshly made pumpkin pie or a nice jar of honey. This year Dell’Osso opened up the “Samplers Corner” for those prowling around for something sweet. It allows customers to try out the dessert before buying the product.

DELL’OSSO FAMILY FARM: The Pumpkin patch streches into center of park, top. A wooden tower flows water for gem mining, left. An actor plays crazy for the Mystery Tour Ride, right. The Dell’Osso Family Farm continues to expand, bottom. PHOTOS BY JAMES STRIPLIN

Angry writer criticizes remakes of being unworthy of original flicks by chris howze


The plight of remakes. Last weekend the screens were assaulted by not one but two remakes of popular films of old. The classic movie victims this time being "The Thing" and "Footloose." As much as I could go on about how these torrent of remakes have accosted theatergoers for the last decade, it is simply an affirmation of the death of new ideas in Hollywood. I refuse to take pot shots. I can play Devil’s advocate and see the appeal. In this economic state with an in-

dustry where cheap means $20 million, taking risks on new intellectual properties are only for the most cocksure, so better to simply commit intellectual grave robbery and remix a classic with today’s technology and pop music. Most remakes are awful but every now and then a film comes along that validates the idea of a remake such as 1999’s "The Mummy" or 2004’s "Dawn of the Dead," the lesson to be learned by these films is the idea of making the same movie but different -- to draw inspiration from the original but go down avenues not covered before. This is, sadly, something apparently lost to most film studios and I don’t think we will see an end to it.

NO REMAKES PLEASE Consider this a list of films that, under no circumstance, should ever be remade: 1. "Star Wars," episodes 4-6 2. "Jaws" (The film's success was rooted in troubled production.) 3. "Jurassic Park" (At 18-years old, it still looks better than some films out today.) 4. "The Godfather" (Save for the third in the series, film studios could only go up with a remake of that particular one.) 5. "Psycho" (Oops too late…)


club corner

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Clubs’ Night fun for all despite disorganization ACTIVE NIGHT: Club members compete in the ‘Steal the Sombrero’ game, left. DJ Apex provides music during dinner, bottom left. Clubs compete in the ‘Freeze Dance’ competition, bottom middle. Students dance during dinner while waiting for the next event to begin, bottom right. PHOTOS BY BRIAN RATTO

Stockton Delta Dance Company to host workshop in November by mary david

temporary salsa, jazz, hip hop, African fusion, Polynesian, belly dancing and Zumba can all be sampled during the The Stockton Delta Dance Com- one-day event. pany (SDDC) is the official dance club Students 12 years and up pay $25, on campus. and non-students pay $35 at the door. The club was established in 2008. However, pre-registrations are being The types of dances the club offers are held from now until Nov. 5 in Budd jazz, modern dance and ballet. 402 for the workshop. Current president of SDDC Jessica “The dance workshop is a great way Gamez has been a member of the club to come view the classes that SDDC for more than currently does not two years. offer during the DANCE WORKSHOP The Delta semester,” Gamez alumni contin- WHAT: SDDC Annual Dance said. ues to take dance Workshop The campus can classes provided WHEN: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 5, expect to see more on campus. registration begins at 7:30 a.m. of SDDC during Gamez’s main WHERE: Atherton Auditorium the group’s fall prorole is based INFORMATION: (209) 954-5273, duction December around stage stocktondeltadancecompany@ya- 2-3 in Budd 402, production, as or as well as the spring well as working tacollege production in April alongside the diinside the Atherton rector/instructor Auditorium. of SDDC. Gamez recommends joining the “We are trying to get hip hop and dance club to students interested in Zumba dance styles, but we are in need costume making, cosmetics, fashion, of another dance instructor,” Gamez drama, photography or simply dancsaid. ing. SDCC will be holding a dance workPrevious dance experience and parshop on campus in early November. taking in performances are not mandaEight styles of dance, ballet, con- tory, she said.

by matthew wilson

The Fall 2011 Clubs’ Night was held on Oct. 14. At the event, in between dancing to music provided by DJ Apex, also know as Brandie Spencer, and eating dinner catered by Rubio’s, members of campus clubs participated in contests such as ‘Musical Balls’ and ‘Freeze Dance’ for monetary prizes. Despite some disorganization with the contests and food tickets, the night concluded without incident. “No Clubs’ Night goes

completely smoothly,” said Katelyn Mehring, head of this semester’s Clubs’ Night Committee. “Usually people get disgruntled for the first few hours, but after the dancing and dinner, they start enjoying themselves.” Writer’s Guild member Donald Anderson, 37, echoed the sentiment, stating that there had always been some disorganization present in the event, but he was having fun regardless. For more information about contest winners, read this article online at



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Delta football 4-2 going into game against Reedley

by uri piterberg

The Mustangs came into 2011 with high expectations and a deep and able roster, but with question marks as well. A new starting quarterback had to be broken in and gone were the team-leading rusher and receiver from the previous year. Freshman quarterback Sam Hutsell has shown tremendous poise in his time at Delta and has played well, while showing a substantial amount of toughness. The offense’s fast progress coupled with a stingy defense has the Mustangs off to a good start but Head Coach Gary Barlow is still demanding more from his team. “The kind of theme or mantra of our football team has always been ‘harder and smarter’…that’s always a point of emphasis in everything we do. I think we’re playing hard and the ‘harder’ part is coming along very good. I think the ‘smarter’ part is a work in progress and we have had some mistakes and penalties and turnovers that have hurt us, but I feel like we’re making progress in that area,” said Barlow. The season kicked off with a 41-28 win over the Merced College Blue Devils. Following a week two 41-9 victory over College of the Siskiyous highlighted by running back Despray Celestine’s 3 rushing touchdowns, the Mustangs were ambushed by American River College. Beavers quarterback Andy McAlindon completed 27 of 41 passes for 402 yards and 3 touchdowns, handing Delta its first loss of the season, 51-9. The Mustangs regrouped against San Jose City College, as Delta dominated in a 49-7 blowout. A fired up defense bounced back, surrendering 220 total yards, including 30 on the ground. Defensive tackle Josh Banks proved impossible to block and sacked Jaguars’ quarterback Jaymeson Lee four times. The nationally number one ranked City College of San Francisco Rams rolled into De Ricco stadium the following week, boasting an undefeated record and an average victory margin of 53 points. While escaping with a narrow 16-14 victory, the team was matched blow for blow by a Mustangs team that simply refused to back down.

Hutsell was battered by a physically imposing Rams defense but remained staunch in the pocket and had a touchdown pass questionably called back that would have given his team the lead in the fourth. San Francisco’s offense came into the game amassing 56.5 points and 527 yards of total offense per game. The Mustang defense, led by Nick Largent, brought the Rams to a halt. Largent said the key component to the success the defense had was simply preparation. “I think it all starts with the game plan our coaches put together and then overall our defense bought into that whole game plan…the coaches were right and we ended up holding them to 16 points and that’s big, so the coaches knew what they were talking about and we just gave it our all and used our speed and did what we were supposed to do,” he said. Largent boasted big numbers for the Mustangs — 14 tackles, two and a half tackles for loss and a sack. In a game where the Delta defense needed its captain to lead the charge, Largent came through in a big way, exemplifying the type of player he is. Again facing a potentially demoralizing loss, the Mustangs fought back as the team kicked off conference play by beating a College of the Sequoias Giants team that at one point ranked 23rd in the state. The game marked the best offensive showing of the season by Delta, particularly the line, which paved the way for 249 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns. The line made sure its quarterback went through the entire game practically untouched, which allowed Hutsell his most efficient performance in a Delta uniform, completing 17 of 24 passes for 224 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. “It would be easy to take either of those (loses) and effect you down the road, I think the healthy thing to do is learn from the mistakes and move on…no matter what happens on Saturday, you gotta win the next game,” said Barlow. The Mustangs stand at 4-2. The team takes the field again on Saturday, Oct. 22 in a conference match against Reedley College (1-5, 0-1 conference).


MUSTANGS CHARGE FORWARD: Quarterback Sam Hutsell celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter of the Mustangs vs. Giants game on Oct. 15, left. The Delta defensive front lines up for another snap, right.

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Issue 4 • Oct. 21, 2011 •

Councilmember speaks at National Coming Out Day event by chris howze

Nationwide and local celebrations of National Coming Out Day were held on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The event is meant to bring awareness to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) communities. It’s billed as a day to celebrate our differences. San Joaquin Delta College hosted a talk by Stockton City Councilmember Susan Talamantes Eggman. Eggman, who is openly gay, is the first lesbian Latina to hold a city council position in the state of California. The Victory Park-area resident discussed the disparate elements of one’s self that make the whole, that it isn’t who you are but more what you do. She talked about how sexuality should not be important. Rather, it’s simply a part of the whole. Eggman reflected on her life growing up, from her four years as an Army medic and the taboos of “don’t ask don’t tell” that have permeated throughout the military up until the recent repeal she pointed out with a subdued

sense of pride and excitement. The central focus of the day ultimately became that the work isn’t over yet. That many laws still today do not protect the rights of the LGBT community like they do others. Continued bullying and prejudice make being honest with yourself a risk. Eggman said LGBT teens attempt suicide five times more than straight teens is one thing. The facts sink in with a hard reality, particularly in light of an incident last week abroad. Jamie Hubley, an openly gay 15-year-old from Canada took his life on Oct. 14. Hubley been writing a blog on his hardships and pain looking for a way out, according to news sources. “We can’t just sit idly,” said Eggman in her talk. “It takes more than one person to make change, silence is the voice of complicity.” In conjunction with National Coming Out Day events, the Delta Pride club encouraged the campus population to wear purple on Thursday, Oct. 20. The club also hosted an event in quad to raise awareness on the issue.

COMING OUT: Stockton city councilmember Susan Eggman speaks at the National Coming Out Day event at Tillie Lewis Theater, top. Delta Pride member Manuel Martinez creates LGBT Pride bracelets in quad, right. Delta Pride displayed club information and history at the event, above. PHOTOS BY BRIAN RATTO

CAP hosts diverse concerts

Writers’ Guild to host book swap for charity

BRIEFS by jessica blanke

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The Cultural Awareness Program will be hosting a total of a pair of concerts this month featuring African-American and Latino classical music groups Sphinx Virtuousi and Imani Winds. The first is today, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and the second is on Oct. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Both concerts are being held at University of the Pacific’s Faye Spanos Concert Hall. These concerts are only free to Delta College students and employees. Tickets can be obtained from the Delta Box Office.

The Writers’ Guild will be hosting its first book and magazine swap on Oct. 27 in Danner Hall from 9 a.m. until 1p.m. According to an email from club advisor Paula Sheil the event fits the club’s “mission to promote literacy.” All students are encouraged to bring in any unwanted books or magazines. The materials will be sorted and then distributed for free for anyone to take. Sheil describes the book swap as a “bring some, take some, or bring some and leave empty handed” event. All left over materials will be donated to students and the Friends of the Library group.

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OCCUPY: Delta student blames apathy continued from PAGE 1 honestly don’t know/don’t care about the situation. I think it’s a strange dynamic- our media encourages substances, molding our generation into it and leaving us completely unprepared. I’m not much into politics, but I feel like people should look into the facts because I see way too many people that don’t care,” he said. A march for the cause also took place on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at DeCarli Square and reaching as far as the Miracle Mile. Event organizers also collected donations such as clothes, food and blankets for the homeless.

DREAM: Symposium to be held in Nov. continued from PAGE 1 at Delta College might increase due to the opportunity that had been given to them.” Arriaga also mentioned the possible increase of students applying to UC or CSU because of the financial aid opportunities. However, she sees more positive affects from the Dream Act on the community. “There will be much brighter intellectuals that can contribute greatly to the community and can possibly be attending Delta College,” Arriaga said. As a response to the passing of the bill, Delta College will host a symposium on Nov. 9 in Danner Hall. It includes meet and greet opportunities with college representatives. The event will information for undocumented students and updates on the Dream Act. All are welcome to attend the symposium. For information, call San Joaquin Delta College Outreach & Community Relations at (209) 954-5151, ext. 6144.

The Collegian -- Published Oct. 21, 2011  

Issue 4 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2011-12 school year.

The Collegian -- Published Oct. 21, 2011  

Issue 4 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2011-12 school year.