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thecollegian Issue 7 • Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 •


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Hackers attack Delta staff mail servers



Photo student hopes to inspire PAGE 4

SPEAKING TO STUDENTS: Astronaut and Stockton native Jose Hernandez took time to give Delta College students and other attendants a speech about his time at NASA and the work he put into getting there. Afterwards, Hernandez answers questions and took pictures with those that attended.

Taps Bar-N-Grill brings new way of vending PAGE 6


Raley Field hosts first outdoor game PAGE 7


Stockton astronaut inspires students to follow dreams BY ZACHARIAH MERCES-SPINDLER

Students perform during Fiesta Barroca on Tuesday in Atherton Auditorium. Visit for a story and photos from the event.


Mankind was born reaching for the stars, Stockton astronaut Jose Hernandez included. Born in Stockton, Hernandez attended Franklin High School and graduated from University of Pacific. Hernandez, who still lives here, was invited as part of the Delta College Armchair Traveler series to speak to students. Those present desired to hear the story of a man who has ventured off the planet. Hernandez spoke for 30 minutes about his journey in life including picking vegetables as a child and the inspirations that pushed him on his path to space. Hernandez showed a video from Aug.

2009 of him and his crews’ fast-paced ride off the planet and 14 days on the International Space Station. These seminars are part of Hernandez goal of giving back to the city of Stockton, and inspiring the youth. “I was born and raised in Stockton, under very humble beginnings … I hope the kids here identify with my story and [they] see that I was able to do It under very extenuating circumstances, then hopefully gives them the courage and motivation to say ‘hey I can do it myself,” said Hernandez. Part of his life lessons involve wisdom from his father and lessons learned through perseverance.


Providing wi-fi around campus for students, installing the latest computers, fighting off mail server hackers from around the world – the Information Technology (IT) department does it all to keep the network up and running. IT at Delta College is a never-ending process of keeping the network and equipment updated. With more than 3,000 computers on campus, IT aims to refresh computers every five years by replacing about 600 computers a year. The department thinks of it the same way a student would update an iPhone every one-two years. “Cost is a factor, there is never enough money to keep up because technology is moving so fast and changing so quickly,” said William Deater, Assistant Director of Information Technology. Three to five years is a normal life span of a server. Delta has some servers that are ten years old. “Ten years is a lifetime in IT,” said Deater. One result of having older servers was the hacking of the Delta staff mail server on Nov. 20. The attack came from a multitude of different locations around the world, including Nigeria, Belgium, Great Britain, Russia, China and Korea. The IT department says the hackers were sending out phishing e-mails to the staff. Phishing is the act of masquerading as a commercial company and gaining access to account holder’s information such as passwords or bank account, credit card and Social Security numbers. The hack was immediately noticed and addressed. The following Monday, “the attack resumed and it took us through the end of the day to move the server and stop the attack,” Deater, said the move was completed around 5 p.m. There are over 1,800 staff mail accounts. All were moved to a newer network where other important information such as payroll and student records are stored. “Our main goal now is to get the last of the old network servers moved over the new networks,” said Deater. By April 2016, the target is to get the 65,000 to 80,000 student mail accounts onto the new server. The old servers relate to the first 4GB iPhone. When the iPhone first launched in 2007, 4GB model was plenty of storage. With more usage of the device, consumers needed more storage. Now we have 64GB devices, along with new networks on the Delta campus that store a minimum of 100MB and up to 1GB. There are 12 physical servers in the IT department with about 300 virtual servers. Delta’s IT facility also stores 85 percent of San Jose State University’s storage, which is leased. Registration for classes is when the network goes through the roof. IT schedules outages during registration at night to refresh the system and make necessary updates. “People expect all systems to run 24/7. With a school our size, we would need a mirror redundant program to do that. Instead, we schedule maintenance times around the school's schedule. We are here to support you guys,” said Deater.



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Refugees should not be priority when state, city faces homelessness


t’s been the talk of the nation: Should we let Syrian Shelter for the Homeless served 295 people daily, acrefugees in? cording to facts posted on its website. California, in particular, is shaping its stance. Among the homeless are veterans who have served Earlier this week, Gov. Jerry Brown said he underour country and fought for our freedom. stood the people’s fears, but didn’t take any actions The Stockton Shelter served 52 homeless veterans in toward calming them. 2014, according to the organizaI think Brown isn’t looking tion’s website. out for our best interest. They’re part of our populaALEXIS Though he hasn’t acted on tion locally. BUSTAMANTE anything yet, I still don’t think It seems that on every corner he should even entertain the there’s a homeless man or idea. woman. The simple reality is that it’s The City of Stockton has tried not a good idea. to help and bring awareness to homelessness. I believe we first need to learn how to take care of “Although homelessness is a problem that has been our own people. here since the beginning of time and exists in every In 2014, the United States Department of Housmajor U.S. City, the fact remains that there are more ing and Urban Development reported that on a single homeless coming to Stockton each week. January night, California made up 20 percent of the There are homeless veterans and homeless children. nation’s homeless population. It gets freezing outside in Stockton at night; some get The number of people reported homeless during the sick and some die,” said Stockton Mayor Anthony survey period was 113,952. Silva. The report puts CaliforPeople are living in the cold on our own local nia’s rate at the highest in streets. the nation. So why are we entertaining the idea of letting anyIn 2014, the Stockton one else in?

Why the hell should we? We don’t have the ability to take care of them, particularly if we cant take care of the homeless we already have in California. I can also see the other side. America is full of opportunities and I can see why people want to live here. Especially when they aren’t safe in their own countries. According to 11.4 percent of Syrian refugees are in poverty because of illiteracy, landless people with limited skills and population growth. Some refugees would take the opportunity in a heartbeat to be able to start a new life. But in reality it’s hard to truly trust anyone because even people born in the United States are turning and doing terrorist attacks; for example the attack that happened in San Bernardino, Calif. The man involved was born in Chicago and his wife was originally from Pakistan according to CNN. No one saw it coming. Anyone is capable of wrongdoing. We need to stop the refugee settlement in general. We are putting the citizens of the United States in danger and not providing for those who already live here.

MUSTANG VOICE: “What are you doing to prepare for finals?” Yuliana Acevedo

Samantha Johnson

John Wiernicki

Maggie Anderson

“I’m studying for my English classes... I go to see a tutor to help me with my English essays and research papers.”

“I’m studying ... I’m going over our quizzes ... I’m just trying to stay as stress free as I can.”

“I’m studying hard and Netflix.”

“It’s good to go through the textbook before you actually take the final because if you’ve just taken notes the entire semester and not read the textbook you’re gonna be screwed.”

“Honestly ... right now I only have like three classes ... so I’m just making sure I get my homework done and a little bit of studying here and there.”

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very week, our country has a new tragedy to mourn. School shootings. Alleged terrorist attacks. Deaths, often times at the hands of a single person or small group. These events are followed by a media circus. As media consumers, we watch, horrified, hoping it never happens to us. It continues to hit close to home. Last week, a gunman shot and killed 14 people at a work holiday party in San Bernadino. In October, a lone gunman killed eight students and a professor at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. This problem isn’t new. The problem of gun violence stems back decades. Stockton plays a role in it with the 1989 mass shooting at Cleveland Elementary, mere miles from campus. Six children were killed. Thirty-two others were injured. Then why are we seeing so much of it now? It may seem the problem of gun violence is growing, but that may just be because of the relatively new 24-hour news cycle. News stations can no longer wait until the next broadcast to get the news out. The Internet has changed the way we get information. Today we are constantly taking in news from an endless number of outlets. Some outlets without gatekeepers. Human nature moves us to report what we know immediately, even if its false. This was not the case twenty years ago. The digital revolution has changed our views on most things, including the violence in America. Every single shooting around the globe is now fed to us as breaking headlines. We see downward shots from news helicop-

ters showing police on the scene. We don’t have full context, yet we stayed glued to our television or computer screen. Questions of shooters’ motives and gun control circulate the media for a few days and then die out until the next shooting happens. Nothing gets solved, no answers are presented. Instead, the collective audience forgets until the next event happens. Then we unite in prayer. We promise we will band together to stop it from happening again. Then it does. Yes, violence is a problem, but another problem is the media reporting the violence. Attention given to shooters and bombers gives them the recognition many of them were looking for. Even in infamy, these names become known and inspire future copy cats. The news cycle perpetuates violence in many ways. We need to stop endorsing the killers and instead remember those who were killed. This year’s shootings and reactions reveal that our society is very much a reactive one. Many use these tragedies for political agendas, trying to push gun control on Americans. This is especially the case as we move into the next election year. The taking of innocent lives should not be a platform for campaigning. The violence level in America has not gone up, the coverage on it has. This doesn’t make violence okay or give the shooter and terrorists any excuse. There is clearly a violence problem in America alongside a media problem. Let’s stop our reactive tendencies and make a move towards peace. Let’s stop putting criminals and terrorists up on a pedestal.

Stress proves destructive


t’s easy to get caught up in the things life people for change. throws at you. All of this because you failed that final Instead of moving forward and getting and never got your degree. on with life, you’re stuck wondering what That’s how far my mind takes it. could’ve been and worrying about what will In stressful times like this, it’s easy for our be. minds to spew out catastrophic scenarios Things people have said years ago may be about the future if things don’t go the way echoing around in your head, repeating like we want them to. a broken record. It’s always something, isn’t it? “Is what they said true,” you may ask. Once you accomplish one thing, it won’t “Am I really the person they said I am?” be long until you find something else to take Then you start doubting yourself and up space in your brain that will create worry all of the efforts and chaos. you’ve made to These “what ifs” this point to keep popping up. MIKAEL not become that What if I fail? person, thinking What if things HONZELL that no matter don’t turn out the what you do you way I want them to? are destined to What if I don’t have become who you fear. the future I want? This is dangerous because you start to Well if it makes you feel any better, we identify with the negative image you have of aren’t guaranteed the future, so why worry yourself and in some cases it becomes a selfabout something we may never even experifulfilling prophecy. ence? What people think or say about you really All we have and will ever have is the presdoesn’t matter. ent moment. A lot of the things we concern ourselves Be concerned about what you have conwith aren’t as big a problem as we make trol of in this moment. them. I’m not telling you not to strive for a betFinals are coming up or have started for ter future or study for finals, I’m just saying some classes. If you’re like me, always wordon’t worry about the end result as it only ried about something, you probably feel as if adds on to the anxiety. failing a final doesn’t just mean failing a final. It is what it is. We could always adjust to It means having to work at a dead end a new situation and find a way to make it job for the rest of your life and getting limbs work from there. amputated from the diabetes you contracted And trust me, as long as you are striving due to eating off of the dollar menu every towards the life you want and doing whatday because that’s all you can afford. ever you can to make it happen, the chances Or even worse, ending up on the streets of you ending up on the streets are slim. of Stockton with your new friends asking

Passion makes you who you are


s I get older, along with all my friends, permits. we get consumed with responsibilities. I’ve learned to love the feel of plastic Constantly doing the daily grind and wrapped around my feet, gliding across the juggling a family as well, life can seem to be pavement on my own accord and the sound of mundane. the bearings whirling around. I believe once this happens, we start to lose This is my passion, what’s yours? a lit bit of ourselves. You’d have to think back to a time when We lose who we are, what initially and fun- life was simpler for you. damentally defined our Maybe you used to draw core while growing up. back in the day for hours BRANDON People have qualities on end. about them that define Perhaps you enjoyed GARCIA who they are. Often writing, page after page. times, you can’t see Or maybe you love these qualities because running and getting that they are innate. “runners’ high.” These natural traits were honed while growWhatever it may be, I implore you to acing up and they trigger happiness, they give an tively rekindle your passion. identity. We all possess traits or talents that make us In my fleeting youth, I learned how to unique and we’re all different. roller blade. This was 20 years ago. It’s these characteristics that make us who Say what you may about roller blading but we are. this is who I am. So do what you love in the open or do it in I lost sight of this in the past few years, I the confinement of your home. If you have to forgot this gave me an identity. set aside some time or fit it in when you can This year, I reconnected with the sport. I then so be it. bought two new pairs of skates. One pair is Just don’t forget the things that make you used for grinding on the weekends and the who you are or the things that bring satisfacother is for commuting to work if the weather tion in life.



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FINDING inspiration IN STOCKTON Two individuals find hope, creation by overcoming adversity within our beloved city

Former Delta student lives childhood dream by creating clothing, lifestyle for locals BY MIDORI MORITA


Delta photography student shares message of former struggle, hope COLLEGIAN Q&A WITH JESSICA PARDO

Q: What project did you do this for? A: For our final project in Photography 1A Mrs. (Kirstyn) Russell gave her class

Kelsea Macnamara, a 22 year-old former Delta student, greets shoppers with a warm, inviting smile as she explains her business at the recent Stockmarket event in downtown Stockton. Wrapping up purchases and writing down custom orders, she does it all with a smile on her face and passion in her eyes. “I don’t want to stop; I want to take this to the fullest extent because I’m passionate about making, I’m passionate about people, I’m passionate about like curating a lifestyle for people,” said Macnamara. Born in Arizona, but raised in Stockton and Lodi, Macnamara is living her childhood dream - making unique and stylish clothing. Before her career as a designer, Macnamara once worked for an elementary school, but then decided to make the leap across the country and move to New York City to be a part of the fashion industry. After a couple of months, she

moved back home to Stockton where she worked for a boutique in Lincoln Center for the next two years. From there she decided that it was time to make a name for herself. So she started her business, The Darling Collective. From a young age, Macnamara knew she wanted to be a fashion designer. She always talked about it. She said she was bullied in school because of her creative way of thinking, but her father’s encouraging words kept her going. “My dad would always say ‘Hey, don’t worry about it. Those kids will be wearing your designs one day’,” said Macnamara. Macnamara makes button-up shirts, ponchos, kimonos and anything else you can think of. Every piece is handmade. “A button-up it takes like a good seven to eight hours,” said Macnamara. When Macnamara isn’t creating stylish fashion pieces, she’s working at Empresso Coffee Shop on the Miracle Mile. If she isn’t brewing coffee, you can

usually find her traveling. “If I’m really feeling like strapped, like ‘alright I just wanna go out’, I just kind of sail ya know,” said Macnamara. Macnamara attended Delta for four years. She originally wanted to be a psychology major, but instead ended up switching to art. “It’s something I wanted to do, not society telling me what I should get [a degree] in,” said Macnamara. “And it was really kinda liberating for me to be able to get a degree in something I’m really passionate about.” For the time being, most of her business is done through social media or markets like the Stockmarket, a pop-up marketplace located on Weber Avenue. Buyers can order custom made clothing pieces or can buy directly from Mcnamara’s Instagram (shopthedarlingcollective) when she posts something new. Macnamara is currently building an online site where she can sell not only her clothes and accessories, but other handmade pieces from other artists as well.

Q: A few weeks ago, the City of Stockton forced a homeless camp out. How does this affect these people? A: As I was shooting my project I heard a bunch of people talking about how

the city of Stockton had issued them a warning, a thirty-day notice to vacate the grounds they sought shelter on and under. To them this notice was another “shovel full of dirt onto the casket that they were already buried alive in.” I mean for the sake of humanity these already HOMELESS human beings were being forced to relive the already emotional and heart breaking trauma of losing their homes AGAIN. I was heart broken and was determined to do something about it … my outlet was utilizing the resources Delta College had to offer.

five choices on what subject we wanted to portray. I chose Street Photography with the goal to give others a more personal look into the lives of the less fortunate (The Homeless).

Q: Why is there a stigma against homelessness? A: When most think of the word (homeless) they automatically think of others

who are poor, drug addicts, dirty, criminals, low lives, or a vagrant. I’m here to tell you that’s not always true, these are other human beings just like yourselves who are hard working with families, teenagers who’ve been thrown out by abusive adults, single mothers and their children, people who aren’t on drugs and just couldn’t afford their homes rent on a minimum wage salary.


Q: How did you overcome your obstacle? A: Having been one of these unfortunate human beings I wasn’t just going to accept being

buried alive, instead I turned to school. Delta College was my ladder; my way out of the “hole” so here’s my ladder (the helping hand). Not only did Delta College accept me and offer me an education, it also offered me all their resources to help me succeed in life.



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Taps Bar-N-Grill review



’m greeted by the hostess as I walk into Taps Bar-N-Grill, who talks to me about the Taps Card and how to get signed up. Taps is a self-service style of restaurant with a card that a customer uses when ordering food or purchasing drinks such as beer on tap, wine and well-drinks. The only required information to sign up is an email address, phone number, and amount of money customers would like to put on your Taps card. I added $20, gave them my credit card to swipe the transfer to my Taps card. The restaurant was busy for its opening celebration on Dec. 5. A waitress at the restaurant seated me at the “El Dorado” table, which had the name carved into it. “Well we’re opening the door for Taps Bar-N-Grill, giving a kick off to this opening of this restaurant,” said Tremaine Manning, the owner of the restaurant. “We’ve been working hard.” Manning said he wanted to do something big for Stockton, which is why the tables are named after parts of town – incorporating the city into the establishment. The menu included clam chowder in a bread bowl. Taps offered wings too. I ordered a Coca-Cola to drink. The wings were lemon peppered flavored. The restaurant included a self-serve beer tower built into the table.


It was awesome. Patrons place the Taps card to order the drink, then you pour the drink. “What we’re doing here is new, something new to Stockon,” said Manning. “Stockton has their very first served beer and at each table we have a self served beer …You can pour a half a glass or a full of glass, any type of glass you need to quench your thirst.” The food arrived and was good. The lemon pepper wings included 10 wings. Manning said there are specials going on right now. The wings – varieties include Buffalo wings, honey spicy, lemon pepper, barbecue, hot, teriyaki and garlic Parmesan – are $8.99. The Angus steak is $15.99. “We have a great soup from clam chowder you can get it in a bowl or a bread bowl, we have excellent pizza, we’re probably try to set the trends downtown with our pepperoni pizza combination Pizza Hawaiian, Italian, veggie pizza, After Burner that’s a flaming hot pizza, appetizer we have many different list of appetizer here at Taps Bar n Grill, we have a mean fish and chips, I can say hands down one of the best,” said Manning. Manning is an alumnus of Delta College, who finished his degree at Sacramento State University, born and raised in Stockton. “I wanted to do something for Stockton. My clients my colleagues my partners, they wanted to do something for Stockon as well,” said Manning. “We wanted to bring something to Stockton.”


#TRENDING: Bieber fever fully spread BY MIDORI MORITA


e’re all beliebers now. No need to worry, just accept it. Justin Bieber has been a household name since his youtube breakout in 2008. His hit songs “One Time” and “One Less Lonely Girl” spread like wildfire. Millions of fangirls bond together online. As Bieber grew, he continued to disappoint his fans by getting into trouble with the law and with public perception. At the bottom of his downward spiral, Bieber and long time beloved girlfriend Selena Gomez broke up, breaking hearts all over the world. It seemed as if Bieber would be just another dysfunctional famous child star that was aging immaturely with inevitable rehabilitative consequences. Then 2015 came around and changed everything, beginning with the highly popular Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber. The cast included Snoop Dogg, Shaq, Martha Stewart, Hannibal Burris and other well-known comics and celebrities. The roast seemed to be a cleansing



experience for Bieber, acknkowledging all of the wrongdoings of the past, and laughing them off with the world. Later in the year, Bieber dropped the single “Where Are U Now?” collaboration with Skrillex and Diplo. It was a huge success and quickly followed by more singles, “Sorry” and “What Do you Mean”. His album “Purpose” dropped Nov. 13, 2015. Fans rejoiced in response to the meaningful music. Almost all of the music videos for “Purpose” don’t have Bieber starring in them. The album focuses on taking pride in yourself and not letting the past hinder you. Fans who were disappointed by his previous mistakes are happy to return to the fandom. In addition, the Bieber fan base is growing with new fans, not only young screaming girls, but males and females of all ages. As someone who grew up listening to Justin Bieber, I can say that it has been a rollercoaster so far, but the future looks bright for the Biebs and his Beliebers.




1. “Hotline Bling,” Drake 2. “Hello,” Adele 3. “Sorry,” Justin Bieber 4. “Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd 5. “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth 6. “What Do You Mean,” Justin Bieber 7. “Come My Way,” Fetty Wap ft. Drake 8. “Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding 9. “The Hills,” The Weeknd 10. “FourFiveSeconds,” Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney

1. “Jurassic World” 2. “Furious 7” 3. “Inside Out” 4. “Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part Two” 5. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” 6. “Straight Outta Compton” 7. “Spectre” 8. “Mad Max: Fury Road” 9. “Magic Mike: XXL” 10. “The Martian”




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Streak on! Warriors set NBA record

Delta athletics end 2015 on high note BY ANGEL GUERRERO

The year of 2015 is in the record books for athletic teams at San Joaquin Delta College. The women’s soccer program led by Northern California Coach of the Year Adrienne Sorenson established two program records by going 15-4-3 throughout the season, and posting 15 shut-outs, that led state. The Lady Mustangs’ season ended in the playoffs against Cosumnes River Hawks in the first round of the postseason. “Our sophomores worked so hard in the off-season and they really set the tone for the incoming freshmen … they just jumped on board,” said sophomore goalkeeper Shaunna Ridge. “It starts from Adrienne’s leadership and it trickled down to our captains, the rest of our sophomores, and we’re all just very competitive and very strong minded so we knew this was going to be our year.” Delta men and women’s water polo programs posted overall records of 22-12 and 23-8. Men’s water polo finished second in the Big 8 conference and third at the NorCal championships. Women’s water polo earned second place at the NorCal championships and placed

fourth in state. The Mustang’s volleyball team went on to earn the No. 4 seed in the postseason. The ladies defeated Butte College and Sierra College , before falling to eventual state champion Cabrillo College on Dec. 1. The ladies finished with a 21-6 overall record and earned their 19th Big 8 championship title in program history after going 12-2 in conference. This success didn’t go unnoticed as head coach Molly Mordaunt was awarded her second consecutive Big 8 Coach of the Year, and sophomore outside hitter Cassidy Caton was announced the Big 8 Most Valuable Player as well. Finally, the Delta College football team captured its first bowl game championship since 2012 after defeating American River College by the score of 24-17 in the Gridiron Classic on Nov. 21. This bowl victory capped a five game winning streak that helped Delta improve to 7-4 on the season after winning only one game all of last year. “It feels good because of what Delta went through last year winning one game, for us to win all these games and then the bowl,” said freshman running back Jamill Thomas. “It’s going to change a lot of views about Delta.”



BIG 2015 IN BIG 8: Top, Cassidy Caton celebrates a point during a game. Top, the Lady Mustangs in action.

Special game takes Heat outside against rival BY RICHARD REYES

On Dec. 18, Raley Field hosts the 2015 American Hockey League game between the Stockton Heat and the Bakersfield Condors with puck drop scheduled at 7:30 p.m. The game concludes the week-long celebration with the Golden State Hockey Rush event. With the event seven days away, players are sharing reactions, and thoughts on the game that are being released on the Heat’s YouTube account, HeatTV. “ (Outdoor games) have been a part of growing hockey the past four or five years,” said Heat Forward Blair Riley in the video. “I have never played in one before, so I am really excited.” Heat goalie Joni Orio is one of many who remembers playing outside growing up in Turku, Finland. “Back home everything is frozen so if there was a surface we could skate on, we’d do it,” he said. Stockton hockey fans relate to how much an outdoor game means. In a

Facebook interview, Stockton Heat season ticket holder, Max Williamson, described his reaction. “Definitely was surprised ... It’s a one of a kind event that a lot of big league team’s fans don’t get to experience watching their teams participating in love, let alone a minor league team,” said Williamson. “ It’ll be one of those games that no matter the outcome it will be remembered forever.” Media Relation’s Assistant Manager for the Heat Dustin Cowell grew up in Sacramento as a die-hard hockey fan. “I got to be honest, I still can’t get over watching indoor hockey for free, so PHOTO COURTESY DUSTIN COWELL to be able to go to an outdoor game for free is kind of awesome,” said Cowell. ICE IS READY: The ice rink is prepared for “To be able to work it and be a part of Heat-Condors outside game on Dec. 8 background of the whole set up and the stadium,” said Kisker. “It was a lot of entire spectacle for is really exciting.” Brandon Kisker, the Heat’s play-by- fun, and I think it will be a lot of fun play announcer, remembers attending to be a part of this from the other side. an outside game with a special family I have taken one in as a fan, and now I get to take one in for as someone who member. “My best memory at a sporting is working for the team.” Tickets are available for the event event was with my father at the outdoor game in Buffalo at Ralph Wilson on, or can be watched on NHL Network.

Coming off the 2015 championship run, the Golden State Warriors haven’t slowed down. Starting the season fast, the team has re-wrote history in the National Basketball Association (NBA) by breaking the best start in NBA history (15-0) by routing the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 on Nov. 24. The Warriors continue to push the record to an amazing 23-0. This is a surprise because usually the teams coming from a championship are still solid, but don’t enter the next season as strong. “Seeing the rise to relevancy is something amazing considering how bad the Warriors were for a long time. The current winning streak is something phenomenal and should be appreciated through all sports,” said Warriors fan Peirce Cornejo. With the team averaging at about 115 points per game, the Warriors show no signs of slowing down. The 2015 NBA MVP, Stephen Curry, is averaging 32 points a game followed by Klay Thompson with 17 points a game. Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green are also contributing by with 13 points per game apiece. “The astronomical rise of the baby face assassin, Stephen Curry, and the rapid development of Draymond Green has this team looking scarier than the championship team last year,” said Cornejo. The best part about this streak isn’t that the Warriors are just a good team, but that they are also fun to watch. The team brings a different type of exciting elements to the game with their execution of shooting, defense, and versatility. Despite their continued success, analysts believe the streak is bound to end sooner rather than later. “How much longer will it go on? While it seems like it could go on like this forever there will surely come a night where Curry can’t find the spark or Draymond Green is in foul trouble,” said Lang Whitaker of Including last season, the Warriors have actually won a consecutive 25 games. The team’s streak is on the line Friday, as they travel to Boston to take on the Celtics. With two more wins the Bay Area team will become the first to go 7-0 on a road trip in NBA history. With 57 games left in the season, the Chicago Bulls 72-10 record set during the 1995-96 championship run, is reachable. The Bulls lost the team’s first game after a 5-0 start that season. The team is looking to become the first team to win back-to-back championships since the Lebron James led Miami Heat from 2011-13 seasons. Tonight’s game tips off at 7:30 p.m., and is available on the NBA network.



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It’s easy to say there are a lot of issues concerning safety happening in the world today. Recent attacks include the ISIS terrorist attacks on Paris on Nov. 13 and the mass shooting in San Bernardino on Dec. 2. People are looking for safe havens. Although ISIS is a threat to people all over the world, it’s not a reason to live in fear. President Barack Obama addressed the nation about ISIS on Dec. 6, in hopes of calming people’s fears of ISIS and future terrorist attacks. “For seven years, I have confronted this evolving threat each morning in my intelligence briefing. And since the day I took this office, I have authorized U.S. forces to take out terrorists abroad precisely because I know how real the danger is. As Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people,” Obama said during a Dec. 6 news conference. He highlighted points of how the United States will go after ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Obama directed most of the issues toward Congress urging them to make it more difficult for terrorists to acquire weapons in the United States and make official changes in the Visa program in light of the San Bernardino attack. The large question on the publics mind is whether or not the United States will send more troops to Iraq and Syria to go after ISIS rather than the air strikes

that have been happening in the past year. With the point of action up in the air for the government, people in the U.S., and all over the world have the constant worry of safety. On Nov. 23, a worldwide travel alert was sent out after the Paris terrorist attacks. This alert was not to instill fear in people but to notify them to be aware of surroundings in large areas and crowded areas. Be aware of your exits and what people are doing around you. There are no credible reports of planned attacks in California, but citizens should always be aware. Briana Heilman is a 20-year old Consumnes River College student from Lodi who is currently working as an au pair in Madrid, where she’s worked for two months. After the Paris attacks, she said her parents wanted her to come home immediately. “Initially I wasn’t scared,” said Heilman during a FaceTime interview from Madrid. Her parents’ worry made her worry. “This isn’t something to be taken lightly, then I went into panic mode,” she said. Heilman will be traveling back to the states in two weeks after finishing out her program. For those traveling, the U.S. Department of State recommends being aware of any threats associated with where you’re going. The State Department issues travel alerts and warnings for destinations at

E-waste event supports responsibility BY KRISTEN RIEDEL


TREE LIGHTING: The Stockton Hospice of San Joaquin tree was lit during a ceremony on Nov. 24, top. Patrons purchased lights in honor of loved-ones who have died. The names are on display near the tree, bottom.

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The recipe from his dad “a simple recipe with five ingredients. The first, you have to know what you want to be when you grow up. Second, you have to recognize how hard it is. Third, draw yourself a road map, so you know where you’re at and where wanna go, that’s gonna be your guide. Fourth, what’s important is stay in school. Fifth, put that work ethic into your school and into your work. Always do more than is expected of you,” said Hernandez. He didn’t let 11 rejections deter him from applying for the 12th time, when he

was chosen out of thousands of applicants. “Very inspirational, motivational, very inspired,” said Delta College student and STEM major, Daniel Rosales. “I had no idea what I was even stepping into when I came here,” Rosales said. “If you plan for the future you can accomplish your goals.” Student Loch Mathurin, a biology also enjoyed the talk. “This was my first time [seeing a seminar] it was just an eye opener, he said.

Delta recycling event supports environmental responsibility Every day, millions of people purchase new electronic devices, often replacing items that have not yet ceased to function. The e-waste that results is often discarded with regular trash and ends up in landfills across the country and around the world. “With, like, regular batteries I usually just throw them away. With a car I just take it to some auto store or something,” said Peter Rocha. “Electronics contain a variety of hazardous materials including heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and mercury. It’s important to keep these out of the landfill where they may leach into the environment,” said Janice Oldemeyer, who is a employee for Onsite Electronics Recycling, LLC, which hosts recycling events at Delta College on the second Saturday of every month in an email interview. The Natural Resources Defense Council website reports more than 80 percent of e-waste ends up in Asia where

workers don’t have protective gear and the chemicals contaminate groundwater. This damages wildlife and human populations. “We started operating events at Delta College in 2007. It’s by far the longest running e-waste collection event in San Joaquin County,” said Oldemeyer. Onsite is the local business that comes to campus to collect and dispose of e-waste in an environmentally sound manner as regulated by California’s strict standards. Some of the used but newer electronics in serviceable condition have their hard drives wiped and are refurbished and donated to local organizations. Other items are properly dismantled, sorted, and sent on to manufacturers who can reuse the materials and prevent them from becoming an environmental hazard. Students and residents are encouraged to attend the next event on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Shima 2 parking lot. The complete list of hazardous items that should be brought in for recycling can be found at

The Collegian -- Published Dec. 11, 2015  

Issue 7 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2015-16 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

The Collegian -- Published Dec. 11, 2015  

Issue 7 of The Collegian, the student newspaper for the 2015-16 school year at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.