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Stockton veteran remembered for loving character By Devin Wickstrom Senior Staff Writer

City councilmember Michael Tubbs speaks to his supporters on Nov. 8 in downtown Stockton. PHOTO BY MIDORI MORITA

TUBBS MAKES HISTORY of community policing and work on the city’s homelessness plan. Assistant News Editor Kayla Shipley, a supporter of Tubbs, attended the event. Tuesday brought Donald Trump’s She is optimistic about Stockton’s surprising victory over Hillary Clinnext four years. ton, but also a landslide victory and “Opportunities for a lot of other shake-ups in local races. people … for people who aren’t given Trump’s 279 confirmed electora chance to be seen usually,” she said. al votes to Clinton’s 228, as of press “For him it’s like showing that there time, came after an evening of too are other people in this city that close to call races. The same isn’t true matter and he wants to show that he of Stockton’s mayoral race. cares about them as well.” When initial results posted around Mayor Anthony Silva published a 8:20 p.m., Michael Tubbs was alFacebook statement on Wednesday ready ahead with a wide margin. conceding defeat. Tubbs, the youngest man elected “One of the most difficult things to the office in Stockton’s history, to do in life is accept defeat. Conwon by 70.4 percent of the vote. gratulations to Michael Tubbs, he Tubbs is also the city’s first black is the new Mayor-Elect. This aftermayor. noon I will call him to personally “It’s an invitation to believe again,” congratulate him and offer my supsaid Tubbs, at a result-watching port. Tubb’s reaction in light of the event held in downtown Stockton. “I news was simple,” wrote Silva. know talking to folks throughout the The full text, which asks resident city, people have lost hope, in Govto “not rush to judge” new leaders, ernment, in City Hall.” can be viewed on Silva’s Facebook When asked about what his first page. task to tackle as mayor, Tubbs said Tubbs responded simply to his he would hound after Stockton’s viwin. olent crime problem through the use

“I feel excited to be the next mayor of Stockton,” he said. At the national level, despite Clinton’s massive rally/concert featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z and the initial cutting-edge closeness of the general election, Trump managed to seal the victory. Canada’s immigration website crashed as Trump’s victory became a certainty. Trump also took 47 percent of the entire popular vote to Clinton’s 48 percent. Gary Johnson gained three percent and only one percent went to Jill Stein. The Democrats failed to gain the House of Representatives or the Senate, in short, the Republicans won nationally across the board. The San Joaquin Delta College Board of Trustees will only see one new face soon, as two incumbents retained their seats. C. Jennet Stebbins won Area 1 with 54.79 percent of the vote, Carlos Huerta took Area 2 with 54.39 percent over incumbent Claudia Moreno-Rabago and Teresa R. Brown held on to Area 6 with 67.88 percent of the vote.

have been pressured into making the wrong choice and scared about how they’ll be affected by the elections outcome. “I’m voting this year because I don’t want Trump as president,” said 18-year old Delta student Francisco Damian. Jocelyn Rebolledo, 18, also a Delta student said she didn’t want Trump to win the election as well. She was part of the June Presidential Primary Election and liked how exposed she was to all the different parties — “it was actually interesting” — but looking back she said the whole election is horrible “because of all the hate that they have created between the people.” Throughout history there has been a struggle between those who want

to vote and those who want to deny people the right to vote based off nationality and gender. “Voting is a privilege to have,” said Rebolledo, “because there are people who can’t vote but want to vote, so if you can vote then vote.” Rebolledo feels the same way about voting, “it’s one of the things that says ‘Hey you’re a U.S. citizen and you should be proud of that.’” When the Voting Rights Act was signed into law in 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson declared the enactment was a matter of morality and not just politics. Christian Rodriguez, is a political major and second year student at Delta, said, “in order for a true democracy to work every person’s voice

By Killian Barnhart

Young voters optimistic leading to election By Sathina Flores Staff Writer

First-time voters sometimes stand in silence, as if they didn’t want to know what the person in front or behind them was thinking or whom they be voting for, along with the other hundred or so experienced voters waiting for their shot at the ballot on Nov. 8. Ebony Gonzales, 18, is a Delta College student hoping to vote for every election from here on out. “I wish to get my opinion in,” she said. “You never know when that one vote can make all the difference.” Then there are those who will change their vote last minute instead of voting for the candidate of their choice. There are also those who may

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“He was our daddy before all of that,” she said with reminiscing smile. “He was 10-feet tall and bulletproof.” Her voice echoes from the kitchen throughout the rest of the living room, which is directly attached to it. An obvious patriotic color scheme, complimented by other red, white, blue home décor, covers the entire living and dining area — the Stars and Stripes neatly folded in a triangular fashion is present, as it always had been, near the fireplace. It’s in perfect position to be viewed from anywhere within the living area, especially from the dining table, where Tina Pittman-Carr sat. Her father, Richard Pittman, a Vietnam veteran died at age 71 in Stockton. A Stockton Unified School District elementary school is named after him. His family is mourning the loss of a larger-than-life character. Tina, remembers the salutes her father, a Master Gunnery Sergeant, would get upon entering any base, and how she assumed it was a common practice for guards to salute everyone. Then she noticed other Marines weren’t being saluted. “I tried to tell my mama on the guards because I thought they weren’t doing their jobs right,” she said. Her father found out about her catching on, and instructed the guard to salute everyone who accompanied Tina simply so she wouldn’t assume her daddy was different. The veteran seemed to have that kind of power most places he went. “We still knew he was the biggest, baddest marine of them all, but we thought he was normal,” she said. Rick was an influential person, not only on base but with whoever he was with. He grew up in a poor family in Stockton, and graduated from Franklin High School. He wanted a better life for his children. One of the many jobs Rick had was military police and he liked working first watch, which is from midnight to 6 a.m. It’s not the most convenient time to work on a daily basis, but one of the reasons he liked doing it was because it allowed him to make a breakfast every morning for his girls. “I don’t ever remember not having a warm breakfast when dad was there,” Tina said. That’s one of the many memories Tina has of her father growing up. There are only so many things Rick doesn’t like in this world, one of them being his daughters crying and another being the dark. Tina never remembered waking up to darkness — there were always nightlights lining the walls. “He called them his ‘aiming lights,’” she said. “He always made us

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Domestic violence problem in NFL Athletes not facing harsh enough penalties By Andres Aguirre

EDITOR IN CHIEF Midori Morita NEWS Midori Morita Killian Barnhart FEATURE Dylan Loura Chanelle Muerong OPINION Mikael Honzell SPORTS Frank Allen ENTERTAINMENT Christopher Donaldson COPY EDITOR Mark Larks SOCIAL MEDIA Francina Sanchez SENIOR STAFF WRITERS Gloria Gibbs Devin Wickstrom STAFF WRITERS Andres Aguirre Emily Beaton Joey Boscacci Sathina Flores Katherine Gagne Jasmine Gonzalez Analese Najera Elany Orozco Marshal Romo Moriah Stall Zachary Vera Evelyn Villalobos Ramon Zuniga ADVISER Tara Cuslidge-Staiano ADVERTISING The Collegian offers display advertising. Contact us at (209) 954-5156 or LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Letters raising issues and opinions are encouraged. EDITORIAL Unsigned editorials reflect the position of the staff. Comments, letters and editorials with a byline represent the opinion of the writer. This paper doesn’t endorse or represent the opinions of the adviser, the Mass Communication department, the Fine Arts Division, the printer or Delta College administration. MISSION STATEMENT The Collegian is a student run First Amendment newspaper that prides itself on a commitment to the students of Delta College while maintaining independence. We reinvigorate the credo that the newspaper speaks for the students, checks abuses of power and stands vigilant in the protection of democracy and free speech.

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Staff Writer

he National Football Associatio (NFL) is still not punishing its players properly for domestic violence charges. There have been multiple cases with players where the punishments they received were not enough. Many thought this problem would be resolved after commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell installed a new domestic violence policy in 2014, but that has not helped. Commissioner Goodell created the new policy in Aug. 2014 because of the backlash he and the NFL received after suspending Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for just two games for hitting his girlfriend. There was also a lot of controversy over the handling and punishment of cases including Carolina Panthers Greg Hardy and most recently Josh Brown of the New York Giants. Under the new policy a first offense would result in a six-week suspension without pay and a second offense will result in banishment from the NFL. What made Ray Rice’s suspension so controversial was that the NFL and the Ravens knew that Rice punched his girlfriend in an elevator knocking her out cold. A few months later a video was released, showing Rice punching his then girlfriend and dragging her out of the elevator. Yet he only missed two games.

After the video surfaced online, the Ravens decided to suspend Rice indefinitely and eventually cut him from the team. Why did the Ravens suspend Rice indefinitely when they already knew what occurred? All that changed was that the public saw what happened in the elevator. Rice should have been suspended indefinitely from the beginning. With the negative response from the public and even pressuring Goodell to resign, he owned up to his mistake and came up with the new policy. The first case that fell under the new policy was Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy. He was originally suspended 10 games for using physical force against his ex-girlfriend in Apr. 2014. Commissioner Goodell said in an article from, “The use of physical force under the circumstances present here, against a woman substantially smaller than you and in the presence of powerful, military-styled assault weapons, constitutes a significant act of violence in violation of the Personal Conduct Policy.” Hardy chose to appeal his 10 game suspension and it was reduced to four games in July 2015. Arbitrator Harold Henderson, who reduced Hardy’s suspension from 10 weeks to four said to, “Ten games is too much, in my view, of an increase over prior cases without notice such as was done last year, when the baseline for discipline in domestic violence or sexual

assault cases as a six-game suspension.” By the NFL’s rules, Henderson is correct; a 10-week suspension was too much because according to the policy Hardy should have been suspended six weeks in the first place, but for the general public 10 weeks might not be enough and especially not six. Most recently in August New York Giants kicker Josh Brown was suspended one game. The suspension was a result of Brown’s arrest in May 2015 for a domestic violence charge. The New York Giants organization knew that Brown had a history of physical abuse and they continued to have him on the roster. That all changed when journal entries from Brown emerged on Oct. 19. In one of the journal entries from Mar. 2013 from Bleacher Report Brown said, “I have physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife Molly” and “I have controlled her by making her feel less human than me and manipulated her with money.” The Giants cut Brown from the team after the journal entries emerged. A man who admitted to abusing his wife, who had a violent history and had been arrested, was suspended just one game. That is not acceptable. The NFL is not following the policy that their commissioner came up with in the first place and they continue to make mistakes. Domestic violence is never acceptable and is illegal, so why are players being punished so lightly?

We must go beyond what we know By Katherine Gagne


Staff Writer

e must go beyond what we know, travel and explore the far flung reaches of the world and tell stories of the glories of our journey. This was my belief as I hefted up the back pack that carried an atlas, a tent, a sleeping bag, a lighter, a camp kitchen set and clothes for all weather. From 1996 to 2000, I explored America on a walkabout, traveling for next to nothing. There are ways and means to go about having an amazing, life changing, road trip if you know where to look. Whether you would like to delve deep into the wilderness, tour the festival circuits, find seasonal work at resorts, or volunteer to live and work on an organic farm or intentional community, there are resources on the web to help you make the connections needed on your journey. RAINBOW FAMILY OF LIVING LIGHT main.html The Rainbow Family of Living Light is a loose collection of humans gathering to live together in a different National Forest each summer since 1970. All events are free and food is provided. It’s primitive but organized camping, far from

towns and cities. Expect to carry all supplies at least a mile from the parking area. You’ll be welcomed with open arms and are expected to help chop wood and carry water. Creativity, free love and self-expression are encouraged.

THE FELLOWSHIP FOR INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY Communities are a mixed assembly of individuals and families residing together on a common estate. Many have cottage industries where residents work together “The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting cooperative culture. Believing that intentional communities are pioneers in sustainable living, personal and cultural transformation, and peaceful social evolution,” according to the website, which hosts a worldwide directory of ecovillages, communes and co-ops seeking visitors and new members. There are 228 communities in California alone. Hospitality ranges from space for camping, to rooms in great houses and mansions. COUCHSURFING This website is a platform for people in neighborhoods all over America and the

world to post invitations to travelers to spend the night, free of charge, in their homes. If you know you will be in a certain city on a certain day, you can find a place to stay by emailing prospective hosts.

MUSIC FESTIVAL WIZARD This website is a springboard where you can find lists of festivals. Most large weekend festivals have an area for volunteer applications on the event’s website.Instead of paying for an expensive ticket as a spectator, contact the festival organizers a month in advance. If you are selected, you often get food and lodging as well as being on the inside track to get the full backstage experience. COOL WORKS Seasonal help wanted ads from resorts around the world. Search by season, state,


National Park, or work categories such as: housekeeping, restaurants, retreats and conference centers, outdoor adventure, beach, ski, camp, and ranch, resorts. All you need is a good resume and a winning online interview and you could be earning money while being provided lodging in some of the most beautiful locations on earth. When you go beyond what you know, you become more than you were before. By taking a leap of faith, and courageously going forth into the world, you build up resilience and self-reliance. By challenging yourself to work with others in service to the greater good, you learn how to negotiate, compromise and lead.

Virtual reality revolution is now


Technology to be used for more than just gaming By Joey Boscacci


Staff Writer

he virtual reality revolution is upon us. With PlayStation VR hitting the market and the announcement of Microsoft’s VR headsets for Windows 10, both at a consumer friendly price point, the buzz around the technology is bigger than ever. However, like anything there is also a level of negativity being put against it by opponents. Many people are convinced that VR is nothing but a fad, much like motion controls in gaming and 3D TVs. They say the costs are too high and the application is too limited, but they fail to see the bigger picture. Although the devices are currently primarily advertised to be for gaming, VR has the capability to be far more. Imagine visiting other parts of the world, all from the comfort of your own home. VR providing a level of immersion unrivaled by video or something like Google Earth. You could walk the streets of Paris or hike around the Himalayas without stepping out the front door. Sure, it won’t be the “full experience”, but there’s an element of quantity over quality. You could visit far more places in VR than you could ever in person, and presumably for much less money. This also applies to events. For less money and less hassle, you can see your favorite band play live from

the best seats in the house, or sit courtside at the NBA finals. Again, it may not be the “full experience” but the ability to have a sense of being at these places and events easily is something consumers will latch on to. The devices also have room to be used for education. Lessons on VR could help to block out distractions and provide a more engaging learning experience for children. The devices could also provide hands on training without truly being hands on. Simulations for various things such as vehicles and machines allowing people to work on and learn something without it physically being there. You could apply this to healthcare as well. Imagine a studying surgeon being able to train in a safe VR environment, getting hands on training before any lives are at risk. VR can also allow a surgeon to work on a patient from miles away with the use of robotics. Imagine having access to the best surgeons in whatever field you need wherever they are. This is only a small example of the various applications of these VR devices. Although widespread use of VR may seem farfetched given current requirements and costs like any technology it will only get better and cheaper. Once prices come down and people see the novelty and practical application, the technology will take off. Every device, from the wheel to the computer, had to start somewhere, and virtual reality is just getting started.

Millennials: Generation not taken seriously By Francina Sanchez


Social Media Editor

y the looks of it millennials seem to get the worst of it. A generation frowned upon. A “lazy” generation. We’re on our phones, laptops, tablets or video games too much according to much of the generations before us. But are we really? I don’t know if the world hasn’t noticed but we are living in a technology driven world. We have the ability to communicate through apps, social media and the internet at all times. Having so much communication at our fingertips makes it hard to escape. When you walk around campus there is very few students you will see reading a book because usually there’s earphones in and a phone in hand, but that shouldn’t determine what we do throughout our entire day. According to a Pew Research Center article article from Oct. 2015, 80 percent of young adults from the ages 18-29 were reading significantly more than the average American adults 30-49, at 71 percent. Not only do millennials read more but also prefer print more than reading online or on a screen compared to many adults over the ages of 30. It seems like certain adults should lay off the Facebook ranting and maybe should pick up a book too.

When millennials get called lazy, it feels insulting to some. Yes, very insulting for a few reasons. Many students and young adults work multiple jobs to just get by. Students tend to take longer to receive an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree too. Here at Delta College the average transfer time went from two years to three years. Not only are schools like Delta College impacted but also getting pricier. Currently costing $46 a unit. Meaning on average a full time student is paying $550 not including other expenses. In most cases these students are paying it themselves and it is nowhere near the potential risk of thousands that most will go into debt once in a four-year institution with increasing tuition costs. This generation isn’t taken very seriously either. We are put down and looked at as a joke many times. This generation on the other hand is innovative and holds some of the world’s next leaders. Stockton alone has a great example, Michael Tubbs, 26 year old Stockton native who is running for mayor of Stockton. The entire millennial generation should not be judged because of a few bad seeds. A generation born into a world where adjusting to change is almost second nature. Don’t doubt us. We are the future.

Are you going to exercise your right to vote for the presidential election? Why or why not? “Yeah, I think its important because a lot of kids don’t really go out and vote. This is my first time voting, last time I didn’t get a chance. So this year I’m going to take full advantage of it.”*

CHRISTIANLUPIAN “Yes. I’d do it just because I can. I want to vote for something that is going to benefit me and have my voice be heard.”


“Yeah I’m going to vote. I’m going to vote because it’s my right and it’s kind of like a privileged because some people can’t vote. So I’m going to vote to make a difference.”


“No I’m not going to. I’m not going to vote because I just don’t think there’s anybody to vote for this year. I’m not really into to politics, I don’t really pay attention but from what I’ve heard either side, nothing sounds good.”

NICOLEVARELA “I am not unfortunately because I feel like it’s a lot of pressure to choose who to vote for and that I know that both democrats or republicans, no matter who you vote for will be mad at you. I’d rather just not be a part of it.”


Saying farewell, thank you to President Barack Obama By Gloria Gibbs


Senior Staff Writer

he man who campaigned on hope and taught Americans “yes we can” and “yes we did”. A scandal free president. The election of 2016 has come to an end and so has Obama’s presidency. It has been 2 terms of Obama as president and the man deserves an enormous dose of gratitude.In the past eight years America has seen some exceptional changes with Obama’s lead. Health care reform or the affordable care act of 2010 that Obama signed off on has created universal health insurance. Obama has helped 9 million people receive new health insurance while 4 percent of uninsured Americans have access to health care for the first time

according to NBC news. Obama has also ended disputes with other countries and has improved the nation’s image globally. By ending the war in Iraq Obama not only eliminated Osama Bin Laden but all those American troops were able to reunite with their families back in the states. With the reopened embassy in Cuba we can now travel and do business in Cuba. Obama has made progress in making America more equal. By taking out policies such as “Don’t ask don’t tell” gays and lesbians are able to serve in the military openly. While being the President the Supreme court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in the U.S. Obama has awarded more ways for students to receive money with his competitive race to the top grants.

Now there are no more surprises from credit card companies. Credit card reform has put an end raising rates without advance notifications, the reform also forces credit card companies to uphold a grace period on interest rate increases and limits overdraft and other fees. In fact, Michelle Obama deserves a thank you as well. With the help of her husband she launched the healthy hunger free kids act of 2010 which increased nutritional and health standards in school lunches. I’ll miss the power and emotion Obama used in his speeches, as well as how fashionable and articulate our first lady was whenever she was in public. The Obamas, whether you loved or hated them, were an American family that used the platform of the first family to help improve the nation we live in today.

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Graphic Arts students work in Shima 241. PHOTOS BY DYLAN LOURA AND CHANELLE MUERONG


WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Graphic Arts department brings imagination to life By Chanelle Muerong Feature Co-Editor

The definition of graphic design, according to, states: “The art or profession of using design elements (as typography and images) to convey information or create an effect.” The act of being a graphic designer, however, can’t be explained with such a straightforward definition. Designers, students in this case, watch ideas come to life in more ways than with just a pen and paper. The Graphic Arts Department offers students a way to learn information they need to know while at the same time offering real-world experiences and projects. Approximately 15 years ago, the Graphic Arts Department came into existence, according to Professor Melanie Marshall. “We do all kinds of graphic arts. We do things from silk screening to creating banners, websites, books and do a lot of stuff in the community to help the community out. Just wherever we’re needed,” said Marshall. “What’s really important about doing that is that the students get real world projects and are able to do things that are set by another person so they have timelines and they have requirements that they have to meet.” Students have done work for the Stockton Animal Shelter, Micke Grove Zoo, Stockton is Magnificent and the College Square Shopping Center. They’ve also designed pins for Delta College and

posters for the dance department. Michael Oliva is an adjunct instructor and instructional support assistant for the department. “If you want to work as a graphic artist, you have to know all the programs that we teach here. It’s the adobe line of software applications. Everything we teach you here, you can use to to start a portfolio. People look at your portfolio, your body of work. I’ve been a professional artist for 40 years. I’ve never once been asked for a degree...they want to see my artwork.” Oliva has worked for Disney and currently maintains two sites: and Students in the program use the Adobe line of software applications, as Oliva stated earlier. The programs include Adobe Photoshop which is digital imaging, QuarkXPress which is page layout, Adobe Illustrator which is computer art, DreamWeaver which is web design and Adobe InDesign which is publication design. “It’s a very good program, it teaches students how to use Adobe illustrator and Adobe products in general. It teaches you about typography and the whole process of creating advertisements and layouts. It’s a really good class, it teaches you all the fundamentals and it prepares you for what’s to come for this type of job,” said Alicia Rivera, a student in the program. “I would definitely recommend it because not only is this for people who love graphic arts, it also helps

people who are in businesses understand ‘this is what makes a good logo’.” According to Marshall, the classes just finished up two big projects. One of the projects was a logo for California Community Colleges and the other was a poster for the candidate forums that took place on Oct. 13-14. “It’s been good. It [the program] has been pushing me to learn the details of all the software and different tools and whatnot. It’s giving me a thorough learning of everything,” said Steven Mendoza, a student in the program. For students who want to pursue a career in this line of work, two options are available: an Associate of Arts Degree in Graphic Arts and a Graphic Arts Certificate of Achievement. According to the Graphic Arts pamphlet, students who complete these certificates will demonstrate skills, knowledge and training for entry-level employment in the field of graphic design, or transfer to a four-year college. Sascha Perry, one of Marshall’s former students, received a job while still in the program. “I work for a company called Powertank. I work part time as an in-house graphic designer. I get to work on my own time, it’s pretty cool,” she said.

Instructor ethnicity examined as key to student success

Delta College students disagree with study analyzing race’s role in education By Jasmine Gonzalez Staff Writer

Have you ever wondered if there’s a reason why children excel better in certain classes and have trouble in others? Or why the subject students are failing at are the subject they excelled in the year before? A recent study published in Educational Researcher “found that all students, regardless of their ethnic origin, ‘perceived more favorably minority teachers than white teachers,’” according to a Univision article. Researchers weren’t surprised that minority students preferred minority teachers but astonished when they found out non-minority students preferred minority teachers as well. Delta College students said what matters in their learning is quality of instruction and ability to understand, as opposed to ethnicity. Gisell Betancourt, a San Joaquin Delta College student, said maybe the student feels that “if they can

do it then I can too.” She said students feel a connection to the minority teachers because they can relate. Though she said her favorite instructor at Delta is a white male because “he takes time and goes through what the class needs help” with. She said he “grabs” attention. Ayman Altaf, a third-semester student, said she doesn’t have a preference in educator. “It doesn’t matter...they’re all good,” she said. Some students don’t fully agree with the study. “I think it is wrong...things should be equal,” said Daisy Gomez, a first-year student. Gomez said at her high school she felt teachers favored non-minority and students with higher incomes rather than minorities such as herself. “I like a teacher that explains ... that makes connections and explains the subject thoroughly,” she said. Joseph Nguyen said he evaluates instructors by knowledge.

“It doesn’t really depend on ethnicity of a teacher but the knowledge he or she has on the subject and how he or she explains it to the students...though there could a stereotype,” said Joseph Nguyen, thirdyear student. When asked the qualities he wished to see in a professor he said “engagement of the student and pride into the subject and class.” John Pagtama, a third-year student, also said it’s not about a person’s skin color. “I don’t think it matters... if they have the credentials it shouldn’t matter what ethnicity,” he said. The findings in Educational Researcher concluded “most students gave better ratings to Latinos and African-American teachers than whites in several indicators such as motivation, control they maintain over their classrooms, concern that demonstrate to students how they explain the concepts …” The qualities each minorities bring forth that effect the change, according to the Univision article.


By Francina Sanchez Social Media Editor

AVOID PROCRASTINATION Procrastination and cramming in late hours of studying has never gotten you anywhere that’s not stressful. Instead you should plan ahead. Make a to-do list, use a planner, set reminders on your phone or use the “two minute” rule, if you can get it done in two minutes do it at the moment. It works! Don’t forget eliminating procrastination can mean sacrifice. Yes, you might miss a girl/guys night out but you’ll feel better after passing your exams.

GET SOME SLEEP There is nothing more harmful to your body and mind than depriving it of sleep. You will function better, your cognitive senses will improve and you will just all around feel better. Avoid any blue light emissions from electronics 30 minutes to an hour before sleep so that your natural sleep process is not disrupted. Plus, no one wants to be the person asleep in class. AVOID CAFFEINE Sorry coffee lovers. Coffee and energy drinks in excess will have the opposite effect on the body and will cause it to crash, sabotaging yourself before an exam. If you decide to have caffeine make sure you are also hydrating with water.

Stimulants can negatively affect your ability to sleep or stay awake in some instances. Try to get up and stretch periodically to get the blood flowing instead. FEED YOUR BODY Remember to always feed your body the nutrients it needs. Keep in mind a good balanced breakfast, lunch snacks and dinner. Being hungry throughout the day is a distraction and will interfere with your learning process. It’s a good idea to prepare a few snacks the night before to make sure you’re keeping your body fueled throughout the day. BUILD A STUDY GROUP If you find yourself struggling with


a subject, a study group is perfect for college students. Having your peers teach you in a different perspective might just be what you need. You will also be more accountable for showing up and contributing. GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS If you find yourself looking at your phone repeatedly, it’s time to put it away. The least you can do is silence your phone if you must have it near you. Turn off the T.V and go somewhere quiet. If you don’t have a quiet space at home, you can take advantage of your school library. Ask yourself whether the things in front of you are necessary (i.e.  tablets, laptops and food.).


Do not procrastinate. Start working on applications weeks in advance, that way you have time to go over it and double check everything.

Ready to float?

CSUs typically don’t ask for letters of recommendation, however UCs and private schools do. Be sure to get three letters of recommendation. Two from teachers, and one from an adult that may know you well, such as a family friend.

By Analese Najera Staff Writer


Moving on from Delta doesn’t have to be a grounding experience, here are some tips to help you

This will help you get a feel of the campus and what life would be like on the campus.


USE YOUR RESOURCES Delta has a Career Transfer Center in the DeRicco building. This Center was specifically made to help you with any transfer questions you may have. There you can have people look over your application or also help you with any questions you may have.

Find your career path. Finish your story. #jointhecollegian

Make sure the college you plan to apply to are good for your major. Read up on the transfer requirements on any college you plan on attending. Each college is different, so this will help you know if you qualify to transfer into a certain college or not.

ENROLL TODAY MCOM 11 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday/Thursday Shima 203

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Nov. 10, 2016


Ridiculous and overpriced are what most people think when hearing about Jordan retro shoes, but to “sneakerheads” there’s a market. A sneakerhead is a person who collects, trades or admires sneakers as a hobby. There is a difference between a resale price and a retail price. The retail price is the total price charged for a product sold to a customer, which includes the manufacturer’s cost plus a retail markup. What makes the shoe worth more than its original price is its rarity and limited-release. The chances of finding a “retroed” Jordan shoe on shelves are slim to none. Nevertheless, over the past few months there’s been a shift in the resell market. “Right now I have more Adidas, I sold most of my Nikes and Jordan’s already,” said Delta College sneakerhead Wilfredo Samson Jr. Resellers and sneakerheads everywhere have followed the recent hype of Adidas. Adidas has been on a tear recently with one successful release after another. For Adidas, the wearability factor, to go along with the looks, is building

a strong following within the sneaker community. “It’s all about being comfortable, that’s what Ultra Boost is doing. Bringing comfort and just looks in general, hype everything about them,” said Samson. Retail data from the “NPD Group” indicates Adidas is growing faster than Nike and Under Armour within the running shoe department. An apparent 30 percent, according to Mark King, president of Adidas Group North America, because of the Ultra Boost line. Adidas took its first step in the right direction when the company signed Kanye West to his own sneaker deal in 2013. With the signing of Kanye, the company gave him complete creative control over his signature shoes, something he didn’t get with his previous sponsorship at Nike. West’s recent “Yeezy Season” lifestyle collection has exploded causing sneakerheads and hypebeasts all over to come and try to obtain his exclusive shoe releases. With West’s two biggest attractions being the low-top Yeezy 350s and the high-top Yeezy 750s. “My cousin actually got me a pair of Yeezy’s, ‘Pirate Blacks’” (350’s) and I sold them because they were too big

for me,” said Samson. “I sold them for about $850-$900 and that’s not rate price at all. That’s reasonable price.” Not to mention Kanye’s other popular shoe the Yeezy 750 resales for around $1,200 to $1,500. The retail price for an Adidas Yeezy 750 is $300. To quote Kanye himself in his song “FACTS,” “Yeezy, Yeezy, Yeezy just jumped over Jumpman.” Kanye and high powered Adi- PHOTO COURTESY OF JORGE RODRIGUEZ das may have jumped downfall of your business. over Jordan in popuThis doesn’t mean Jordan’s no longer larity within the resale community. Originally sneakerheads were able to have a market. There’s a punchers chance of finding Jordan’s on shelves open up their own store to buy, sell or before going into the resale market. trade shoes. With their biggest attracAlthough a recent retro release shows tion being Jordans. However, with the they still have the potential to fly off recent astronomical success of Adidas shelves and hit the resale market. many of these sneaker stores have lost The OG “Shattered Backboard business. Away” 1’s released on Oct. 8 for a Even more so the captivation is on Kanye with his Yeezy shoes. If you’re a retail price of $160. On an open resale market the value can range from $300sneaker store owner and are unable to get your hands on Yeezys, it can be the $375 in men’s sizes.

In the release video for the system, the handheld was shown being taken on an airplane and a car ride revealing the handheld is also its own screen that can be played on with the Joy-Cons acting as a Wii remote and nunchuck or as two separate controllers to be used by two people at once. This is actually based on a prototype for the Wii U gamepad where two Wii remotes would attach to the sides of a tablet-sized screen and could be detached to play games on the screen. This has people believing the Wii U was a prototype version of the Switch that

was rushed for release due to Nintendo’s fear of losing the gaming market to Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. But, with the invention of 4K resolution televisions, both Microsoft and Sony have developed new consoles that use 4K definition: the PlayStation 4 Pro and the Xbox One S. “What sucks is I need to save for a new TV… The S can only work with a 4K TV,” said Johnson. The downside to 4K hardware is that 4K TVs are far more expensive than normal smart televisions. The questions of what hardware the Switch will use, the games will go with its

Nintendo ready to dominate console market By Christopher Donaldson Entertainment Editor

On Oct. 20, Nintendo released a first look at its new console known as the Nintendo Switch. In a video posted to Nintendo’s YouTube channel and, the Switch appears to be a hybrid system capable of mobile and home gaming. The console primarily uses a handheld controller similar to the Wii U gamepad, but with detachable side controllers called Joy-Cons, which attaches to a home dock that can connect to a television. The biggest and most advertised feature of the console is how the handheld pad can be taken anywhere you want to go unlike the Wii U gamepad. “It’s a handheld system, don’t let them tell you otherwise,” said GameStop customer Kevin Johnson who’s still saving up for the Xbox One S.

release and many more will be answered during the Nintendo Switch Presentation being livestreamed on Jan. 12. The time the stream will start will be revealed on Nintendo’s social media sites and it’s likely to be streamed on social media as well, but nothing has been determined yet. “It looks amazing. I’m very excited,” said Delta College student Ismat Dajani. Using gimmicks to sell consoles and games has become the norm for Nintendo ever since the release of the Nintendo DS in 2004 and the Wii in 2006, both being worldwide successes. But, the poor quality of the Wii U system hurt Nintendo’s reputation to the point where they’ve been operating at a loss since 2013, according to Nintendo can only hope that gamers, casuals and non-gamers alike will give them a second chance come March 2017.

Election inspires ‘Cards Against Humanity’ expansion By Emily Beaton Staff Writer

With a controversial title and a targeted audience, the game Cards Against Humanity has had a surge in popularity since it was first created in 2011. The object of the game is rather similar to the classic board game, Apples to Apples, but with much more sinister cards. One person is chosen as the judge, also referred to as the “Card Czar,” and each player is then dealt 10 white cards. The judge then reads off a black card which could range from anything from “What’s that smell?” to “_____: that’s how I want to die.” The other players then submit a white card that they find fits as an answer or as a fill in the blank and the judge chooses the card they find the most amusing. Whoever’s card is chosen by the judge is then deemed the winner of that round and receives a point and then judges the next round. The player with the

most points then wins the game. Cards Against Humanity has a rating of 17+ due to its rather mature and controversial cards such as “a windmill full of corpses” or a “home video of Oprah sobbing into a Lean Cuisine.” The cards in Cards Against Humanity have managed to “poke fun” at almost every race and religion possible, in a sense offending everyone equally. There are also several expansion packs available which provide more cards to your deck and come in different themes and versions, such as a holiday or decade theme. According to, two millennial women have created a game for the 2016 election “inspired” by the original cards against humanity game. While being interviewed by Forbes, twentythree-year old Amelia Friedman, co-creator of The Election Game, said “I think millennials feel like this election cycle is lasting forever and people have to pick from the best of the worst. People need some

comic relief.” Some of the cards in this game read “Ben Carson taking a nap” and “Hilary Clinton’s emails.” Delta College student and millennial, Yesica Torres, has found herself playing Cards Against Humanity at several parties and get-togethers she has attended over the years. “When first playing it I was shocked at how far the cards went in terms of dark and inappropriate humor. It is now my favorite board game and I completely believe that you can learn a lot about a person from playing it, because you see how far they go in terms of what they see as funny or appropriate,” said Torres. If you find yourself wanting to explore the dark side of humor or board games, or have been looking for the perfect game for adult parties, Cards Against Humanity can be bought online or in store at Target for $25 and is also sold at Barnes and Nobles and Amazon. You won’t regret this purchase.


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Delta wrestlers doubles as Stagg coach Dolphins’ By Frank Allen Sports Editor

Being a college athlete is tough. Athletes balance school, sports and jobs. That’s the case for Delta College wrestler Dao Tep, who isn’t only wrestling for Delta, he’s also the head coach for Stagg High School. “It’s very busy, lucky for me I have an assistant coach picking up the they run the first half of the practice and when I get done here [Delta], I scoot on by, so it’s busy,” said Tep. Delta wrestler Ian Morken assists Tep in coaching Stagg, but right now is too involved in about the season to coach. He said he will probably go back in January. Morken is an honorable mention for state. “I think we're getting the key getting the right things coming we've been kind of slow but we would pick up next month and get ready for regionals,” said Morken Stagg started practicing in October. It’s proving to be difficult for Tep. “My schedule I have my high schoolers practice from 4:30 to 6:30 my schedule here for Delta wrestling 3:30 to 5:30 every day on top of my morning classes and I have one night class, so it's pretty busy,” said Tep. Tep is proving himself to the team with the advance knowledge of setting up for duals or tournaments, and is showing advance skills which comes from years of experience. Tep’s having a decent season at Delta too and is hoping to advance past regionals. Head Coach Michael Sandler, who coached for Delta for over 19 years, also shared his time in coaching Lincoln High School over 5 years.

“It was awesome, but for Dao it's different, because he is participating, rather than coaching, and it could prove challenging,” said Sandler. Stagg hasn’t started participating in tournaments and duals yet, but Tep has great support from those around him. “I have a good support from the other guys, family is good and they understand what it takes and how busy it gets during the season,” said Tep. Stagg will have its first tournament on Nov. 26, which would be the novice tournament, where the new wrestlers will compete in their first tournament ever in high school. Tep is seeing that coaching and participating are different. “Definitely at this age it’s harder as a wrestler, obviously i've been on the sideline for a while coaching, so it’s much easier in terms of physicality, ultimately I think they're both hard, if you're a coach it’s hard, as a wrestler it’s hard aswell,” Coach Dao Tep excited to finish season strong and start said Tep. A coaches perspective and a season even stronger. PHOTO BY FRANK ALLEN a players perspective are different, but for Tep he’s seeing both hasn't happen for a couple seasons. sides and is applying them to both prac“Were looking okay, were looking tices good, this year is the first year were gon“The experience I picked up now as a na have a bunch of returners come back competitor helps me see what I missed as there’s more veterans than rookies as supa coach also the way coaches are running pose to last couple of seasons, we usually here, I'm able to implement that over at have more rookies than veterans, so I’m Stagg,” said Tep. looking forward to this season,” said Tep. Tep is looking forward to this season, Delta College will be hosting NorCal because he is seeing things happen that wrestling regionals on Dec. 3.

‘Pitch’ presents life as a female baseball player By Zachary Vera Staff Writer

of pressure that begins to accumulate from the pilot episode almost from the moment she signs the contract with San Diego on through to episode six, where she’ll finally snap and is video recorded having a meltdown in the bathtub of a private hotel room. The producers of the show do a good job at capturing emotions on and off the field. She struggles having to deal with composing herself on social media and trying to distinguish who she is, and who the media portrays her to be. In a social media world, even her attempts to be normal for a night in episode six become exploited. As the season progresses and with help from the team psychologist, Ginny is finally able to get a grip on reality, and comes to terms with her fame realizing she needs to become stronger inside and out and that all eyes are on her. As a fictional story and a glimpse of what could be possible in years to come, “Pitch” brings a new view to the world of baseball by allowing a woman to participate in a male dominated sport. The series could be seen as an inspiration to woman and young girls but also attracts male viewers as well combining sports, and the empowerment of women as

it portrays hypothetical events following the debut of the long awaited first female player in Major League Baseball.

By Moriah Stall Staff Writer

Football star Arian Foster announced his retirement from the Miami Dolphins midway through his eighth season. Foster left the sport due to soft tissue injuries and retired after recovery. He released a letter on his decision to retire on an entertainment website Uninterrupted and wrote: “There comes a time in every athlete’s career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page. I’ve reached that point.” “This game has been my everything to me, my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy,” he said in the piece. “I’ve learned to love every facet of this game, to the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile. I’ve been fortunate enough to play many successful years in this league.” “This is a beautifully violent game and the same reason I loved is the same reason I have to walk away,” Foster wrote in the aforementioned article. “My father always said, ‘You’ll know when it’s time to walk away,’” Foster also wrote in his letter. “It has never been more clear than right now.” Injuries has been his biggest enemy during his career. Foster ends as Houston’s all-time leader in rushing yards and touchdowns according to NFL. Foster averaged more than 1,400 yards a season from 2010 to 2012. University of San Francisco



A new series on Fox Network appropriately named “Pitch” is also bringing a historical significance to television and Major League Baseball. Based on true events “In the future to come” the fictional series chronicles the story of 23-year-old pitcher Ginny Baker (Kylie Branbury) and her five-year journey rising through the ranks to fame as the first female to break gender barriers by signing a major league contract to pitch for the San Diego Padres. The show is produced in partnership with the MLB which provides producers with unparalleled access to team logos, stadiums, and even brand names such as Nike and New Balance. Fox’s partnership with the MLB on this series creates a virtual reality as it would happen to a woman if she were to sign a major league contract. From awkward scenes in the locker rooms to mound visits in the middle of actual stadiums such as San Diego’s Petco Park and San Francisco’s AT&T Park and launch parties and other events happening off the field, it’s all recorded through the eyes of a Ginny. The series also shows Ginny

receiving an endorsement by Nike adding to the pressure of her fame. Ginny is a world sensation, her popularity in the show is often compared to the great Jackie Robinson. Her uniform number was selected as number 43 by the Padres club owner. Just one up from Jackie Robinson’s 42, the only number retired in the league which represents his ground-breaking role as the first African American to play in the MLB. Similar to Jackie Robinson, Ginny’s journey to the Big leagues won’t be a smooth one by any means. To add to the professional struggles, Ginny’s personal struggles begin to play a big role mid-way through the series into episode six when her battle with anxiety is revealed affecting her ability to compose herself on the mound. The show chronicles Ginny’s life in real time but also cuts to sporadic flash-backs of memories and moments she shares with her father as a young girl that give insight of how her relationship with her father seem to dance on the line between tough love and near child abuse. Ginny’s dad would make her practice until exhaustion. The flashbacks also add to the almost unbearable weight

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Nov. 10, 2016 8 news thecollegian Couple crafts future in Delta College ceramics class By Ramon Zuniga Staff Writer

When one is getting ready to head off to campus, the thought of meeting their future fiancé in a class might seem silly; but not to Delta Students Alfred Ambriz and Nancy Cross. The Delta campus now has special meaning for these two. On Oct. 31 Ambriz proposed to Cross with the use of ceramics clay and help from Professor Shenny Cruces. The two married in a civil ceremony the next day. The newly-married couple met a year and a half ago in an English 78B class taught by professor Mi-

chele Marta. Cruces is the Ceramics instructor and advisor for the Art Club at Delta. Ambriz asked for her permission to propose in front of the whole class. Ambriz asked Cruces more than a week in advance. Cruces contacted The Collegian about the proposal because of it’s unique nature. “It’s nice to see students bond over life, over clay, and you know for this case love,” Cruces said. Ambriz showed the reporter his clay work and explained how various techniques are performed and carried out but both knew that was the least important topic of the day.

Cruces nodded to the reporter and the groom while the class continued working until they saw the bride and groom and the intent of the meeting. The whole class stared in silence when the well-dressed groom dropped to one knee and said the words many little girls dream of hearing: “Will you marry me?” To the apron-wearing bride this came as a what looked like a surprise but no surprise came with the answer. The students clapped and cheered with enough energy to fill a stadium. Ambriz said he and Cross will have a church wedding next year after she finishes converting to Catholicism.

Alfred Ambriz proposed to Nancy Cross on Oct. 31 in the couple’s ceramics class. PHOTO BY RAMON ZUNIGA

Women identify as ‘nasty’ Veteran: Pittman remembered CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 after Trump comment “On Nov. 8, we nasty women are going to march our nasty Staff Writer feet to cast our nasty votes to The final 2016 presidential get you out of our lives forever.” Delta students also reacted. debate on Oct. 19 was the last “Trump’s ‘nasty womopportunity for Democratic an’ comment clearly proves nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald his attitude towards women, Trump to reach undecided voters. just like his other remarks. I The debate covered issues think the comment describes impacting American people the nature of this election as including gun control, nation- a whole, which is sad because al debt, women’s health rights these people are supposed to be our leaders,” said student and immigration. When Chris Wallace, the Angela Colback. “My hope is moderator, asked the nominees that these nasty women come about their economic plans together with other women so for the country, Trump said he we don’t have to be afraid of would “create tremendous jobs.” men like Trump running the Clinton’s response to “raise country.” Throughout Trump’s camtaxes on the wealthy ... my paypaign, controversy has reroll contribution will go up, as mained an issue and most rewill Donald’s, assuming that he cently with women. can’t figure out to get out of it.” Access Hollywood’s footTrump interrupted with the age and audio recording provcomment: “Such a nasty woman.” This comment sparked out- ing Trump made past claims rage across the world. “#Nasty- of sexually assaulting women Woman” began trending on made it difficult for voters to Twitter, and women around understand why he remained the world began to identify as in the race. “I identify as a nasty woman,” “nasty.” Jessica Gomez, a former Delta So who is a nasty woman? college student said. “It’s actualWhat do nasty women do? ly scary, the thought, he could be And why are nasty women our next president. If he’s electa possible threat to Trump’s ed, he will be our representative presidential campaign? to the rest of the world. From United States Senator of what I hear and see, I feel like Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warhe could take away rights from ren gave her defintion. women. I guess that’s the scar“Nasty women are tough. iest part for us nasties (laughs), Nasty women are smart. Nasthis could really be our reality.” ty women vote,” said Warren.

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with right now. “We lived as if he was never going to die,” feel safe, he was always on watch. said Tina. He usually never slept for more than an In his 60s, Rick began experiencing health hour at a time, the rest of the time he spent problems. in bed, he wasn’t getting much sleep.” His chest cavity filled with fluid a few Considering what Rick has experienced, months after his open-heart surgery, which no one can blame him for not liking the eventually led to a medically-induced coma. dark. His daughters, knowing he would rather He served in the Marine Corps during not be in the hospital, took turns staying the Vietnam War, and fought in countless with him. fire-fights — so many in fact the lines dividHe was only without family for one night. ing them were blurry. That one night, after Tina left, doctor’s He earned the Medal of Honor, the high- immediately called her back. est U.S. military honor, for his bravery over“All they said was that his heartbeat seas. jumped over 100-beats per minute and they But that’s not why his girls call him 10- wanted me to come to see if he could be feet tall and bulletproof. calmed down,” Tina said. “So I go there and “Of course he was a big, bad Marine and just talk to him because I know he’s listencop,” Tina said. “But we adored him.” ing.” As decorated as he was, Rick never exThe doctors assigned to Rick told Tina his pected a superstar from his girls, and Tina pulse must be near 80 beats per minute — said she never felt like he wasn’t proud of and that’s exactly what she talked her father them. down to. That doesn’t mean he didn’t have expecTina’s response to the baffled doctors? tations. “All he needs to know is that someone has “One time in high school my mom made his six.” me call him and tell him that I failed one of Rick continued spending time with fammy classes, and the first thing he said to me ily after he left the hospital, until he passed was ‘a rock could sit in the class and get a away last month in Stockton. D,’” she said. Once that happened, his name received The love for his daughters was the same as national attention again. his love for his grandchildren. Facebook videos began popping up, with “He was there every step of the way,” Tina some of them reaching several million views. said with a smile. “He bought everything in “It’s surreal to see those videos and pictures the catalog in the exact pattern I wanted, he all over the internet. But again it didn’t change picked the kids up from school, he’d take how we felt about him. The pictures, the vidthem for ice cream, everything.” eos, his things, they’re all just stuff. Don’t get She said the reason he was so involved was me wrong, I respect that he’s a national hero, because he believed grandkids are ‘do-overs,’ but he was our dad before anything else. Evand he wanted to give them everything he erything we are, everything he gave to us, is couldn’t give to his children. in here,” Tina said, pointing to her heart. “He One-word Rick wouldn’t discuss with was 10-feet tall and bulletproof before we his daughters was the one they’re grappling even knew he had the medal.”

Votes: Views change once youth become politically engaged CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 should be heard and voting gives you that opportunity.” The historic bill is now a monumental law because it knocked down legal barriers. The right to vote finally seemed secure for all people. Provisions were continually being made to help the people not limit them. This legislation had safeguards in place to prevent such egregious forms of disenfranchisement. Yet, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down parts of the Voting Rights Act. The fight for voting rights remains as critical as ever. This year happens to be the first presidential elec-

tion in so many years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act, according to the American Civil Liberty Union. Though it’s getting harder to vote in the U.S. and though various restrictions have been placed in the 2016 elections there are still young first time voters who have prepared themselves for this year’s election and will still have strived to vote. However, there are organizations to help protect the voters rights such as: 866–our-vote and iVote. Gonzales said she thought the system was messed up and “the government was something to start clear of ” and she has always “thought that politics was boring or filled with nothing but corrupt, power and money hungry jerks.” Her views have changed a lot after working with

multiple campaigns and having participated with the Young Democrats of San Joaquin. From her experience she learned that there are people out there who really want to make a difference and help people. “This year’s elections have been like no others and very on edge. Both candidates for the presidential election have very different views,” Gonzales said. Rodriguez said that Donald Trump lacks the temperament and experience to be President. Being a first time voter is like a testament to the system of government. “We vote to choose the people that represent us,” said Damian, “so they could make the decisions that benefit us.”

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The Collegian -- Nov. 10, 2016  

Issue 5 of The Collegian, the student newspaper of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

The Collegian -- Nov. 10, 2016  

Issue 5 of The Collegian, the student newspaper of San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.