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Friday, Sept. 10, 2010 • Volume #47, Issue #1
Donations follow koi fish slaying By Daryl Bunao Editor-in-chief
Koi fish are symbolically viewed as animals representing long life and tranquility. This description shattered overnight when two 17-year old teens attacked the Delta koi pond Tuesday, June 1. The teens, whose names remain anonymous because they’re minors, entered the empty quad around 11 p.m. reported Sgt. Geff Greenwood of campus police. An assault against the koi followed, resulting in a dozen koi fish deaths and 11 remained injured. Prosecution details were not released publicly. “This is an insult to everyone at Delta,” said student Michael Bautista. The injured koi were taken to a hospital pond by koi handler Bill Swearingen for a 30-day treatment before releasing them back into the outdoor pond. Swearingen also picked out a few donated koi fish to replace the koi that died. These fish were added before the start of the fall semester. Following the attack, student Paul Amador created a FaceBook fan page in remembrance of the fallen koi. The page currently has over 4,000 members. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: DarylBunao@gmail.com
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NO PARKING: Despite closures to 143 parking
spaces in Cunningham, parking at Target or the malls are prohibited.
Ongoing construction reduces Cunningham parking by 143 spaces By Victor Rhodes Opinion Editor
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KOI FISH: Two teenage minors attacked and killed 12 koi fish and left
several injured the night of June 1st. Since then the injured fish have returned to the pond along with several donated koi.
Cota steps in as Delta College interim president By Sean Reilly Staff Writer
Dr. Susan Cota assumed the role of superintendent/ president of San Joaquin Delta College on Aug. 23. She was selected from a pool of more than 30 candidates for the interim position.
“I was called (and asked) if I was interested for the interim president position,” said Cota. Cota, who served most recently as the Chancellor of the Chabot/Las Positas Community College District in Pleasanton until her 2007 retirement, said that she is glad to be able to step in to the role.
She seems to be the right mix of experience to help us through... ”
— Steve Sastellanos, Board of Trustee member
“San Joaquin Delta College is a great place,” she said. Cota was also the first Hispanic female to serve as a college chancellor in the state. She replaces Dr. Raul Rodriguez who accepted a job as chancellor at Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County. He started Aug. 9. Cota, in her previous academic life, has held positions as a counselor and dean of student services.
During the fall semester and beyond, parking will be limited during the math and science building construction. “We’ll still have construction going on for that project,” said Stacy Pinola, Facilities Planner/Environmental Health Manager. Parking was reduced at the Cunningham section — losing 111 parking spaces and 24 disabled spaces. The total of parking space lost is 143. Shima parking lot got slight upgrades this semester with new landscapes, more spaces, trees, and a new south entrance. “Seriously. I’m not driving that much, but when I do it’s bad,” said student Miko Jaleel. Finding a free parking spot on campus has become frustrating for incoming drivers. “It’s messed up you got to ride around all the parking lots before you find a place,” said RTV student Anthony “Lunnie” Rhodes. Delta announced that Circuit City will no longer be used for overflow parking. The new math and science center is part of Measure L bond program, which was passed on March 2004 with an estimate budget of $35 million. The new learning center is 70,000 sq. feet and has around 13–17 laboratories with new equipment. The building is estimated to finish spring 2013. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: email@example.com
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Cota: serving position until as late as next June
KCRA’s Mike Carrol talks movie making By Victor Rhodes Opinion Editor On Thursday, Sept. 2, filmmaker, journalist, and arthur of “Naked Filmmaking,” Mike Carrol was invited to speak at Delta College’s radio and television classes. He spoke about making low budget independent films and entering it into film festivals. The interview was conducted via E-mail.
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on KCRA News. I’m a veteran with the reporter tag line, ‘In Sacramento, I’m Mike Carroll for KCRA 3 Reports.’” What inspired you to get into filming?
What is your role at KCRA?
At KCRA TV, I am a staff TV news cameraman. I got the job because at the time the news department was going through a reinvention of itself and wated to upgrade the look of its news and photography. I’m to the point now where I am turning out one to two stories of my own that run on the evenings
The affordability of digital editing on computers and digital cameras finally opened up the doors to being able to makes films, and with the full of support of my wife Bonnie, we jumped in. We made our first film a documentary in New York, where one of her daughters lives, about professional dog walkers — ‘Dog Soldiers.’” Will you continue making films after retirement?
How long will I continue making films? To be honest, I dont know. I am ‘only’ 55 now. Who
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CARROL: Indie filmmaker Mike
Carrol speaks to the radio and TV classes Thursday, Sept 2.
knows when or if I’ll ever be able to retire. I only hope that if and when I do it will be my choice and on my terms and not be forced upon me.” To contact this reporter, E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
She also served as a statewide administrator of Disabled Students Programs and Services for California Community Colleges, according to a release from the president’s office. “When she came to interview with the board of trustees, she clearly was our choice,” said board trustee C. Jennet Stebbins. Trustee Steve Castellanos said that Cota comes with a solid background. “She seems to be the right mix of experience to help us through this transition,” he said. The board approved Cota’s appointment Aug. 3. A welcoming reception was held in Cota’s honor Aug. 24. Student Waymond Hall III attended and said his first impressions of Cota were positive. “She appears to be a pleasant president,” said Hall.
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MEETING: Dr. Susan Cota (left)
meets ASBG president Patrice Burke (right) during Cota’s welcoming reception Aug. 24. Cota’s appointment is expected to last seven to 12 months. “There should be a new president in March or April, or the latest would be June,” she said. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: email@example.com
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Collegian Production staff Editor-in-Chief Daryl Bunao News Editor Daryl Bunao Feature Editor mikayla meyling Opinion Editor Victor Rhodes Entertainment Editor Kirstie haruta
Editorial: Students responsible for pay to stay PAYING UP: Students line up in the new DeRicco building to pay off student fees before being dropped from class.
Classes have been cut, programs have lost funding and teachers have been laid off, but it is the new pay-to-stay policy that is really upsetting students here at San Joaquin Delta College. Starting this semester Delta has implemented the payto-stay policy which requires students to pay off their debts owed to the school within ten days or face having all of their classes dropped. Students all across campus are outraged saying the policy is unfair and leaves the poorest of students out of luck when it comes to attending college. But that is a large misconception, students who qualify for financial aid through programs such as FAFSA and the Board of Governors fee waiver are exempt from the ten day rule so long as they show they are trying to settle their debts. This school costs money to run and as adults students should be more understanding of that. Did anyone else notice how much easier it was to add into classes this semester? We did. During the spring 2010 semester many of us were on waiting lists but were told on the first day that we may as well not show up because there will be no room to add us. This semester students actually had a sporting chance at getting into classes they really needed.
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Secondly, so many students are outraged that the school gave “no warning” of this change and it has even been said that they passed it in secret. That is simply not true. Collegian editor-in-chief Daryl Bunao was at the meeting where the school voted on the pay-to-stay rule and was shocked to note that only he and four other students from the general population of the school were there to say anything at all. The bottom line is: if you did not bother to vote, do not complain about the outcome. It is high time students to take responsibility for the goings on here at Delta College. Students should not sit idly by while classes are filled with remorseless individuals who drop classes the moment their financial aid checks are deposited. There are serious students who really need those classes. Likewise, if there is a controversial policy trying to be passed on campus we should all speak up. Attend the Board of Presidents meetings; speak to the Associated Student Body Government. This is the students school as much as it the Board of Trustee’s, if you think don’t like it, fix it. Do not just let it happen and then complain about it later.
New York Mosque Center creates controversy By Evelyn Palacio Staff Writer Respect. It’s the key word in the current debate as to whether to build a mosque in New York City near the site where the World Trade Center buildings once stood. Building a mosque near Ground Zero is not only disrespectful to those who died on Sept. 11. 2001, but to the families of those individuals who live on. Thousands of innocent people died that day. What they deserve is our respect.
Plain and simple. The people who were responsible for these deaths are associated with the Islamic religion. Building the mosque would be like adding insult to injury. In the mid-1980s, a Catholic convent opened near Auschwitz I, where many Polish Catholics were killed. The convent was closed when Jewish groups began to protest. A year after, a large cross was erected near the site. Again protest arose from the Jewish groups, saying that the presence of the Catholic religious symbol was disrespectful
because of the Jewish legacy associated with Auschwitz. Because of what happened on Sept.. 11, the Islam faith will forever be linked to a terrorist event, even though not all Muslims are terrorists. It’s inevitable, as the Christian faith is linked to the killing of Jews, even though not all Christians are anti-Semitic. It probably didn’t help that Hitler was raised a Catholic, albeit not a very good one. Yes, Muslims died at Ground Zero, just like Catholics died at Auschwitz. But so did people of other faiths and beliefs.
Yes, there is a little thing called freedom of religion. But seeing the conflict that this mosque is causing, the obvious answer is that it should be built elsewhere. If people start to protest about the ‘elsewhere’ then there is a problem that may be attributed to racism and Islamophobia. But the mosque at Ground Zero has nothing to do with racism or Islamophobia, like others are claiming. This has to do with respect for the thousands of lives lost. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Club corner editor Jessica Blanke Sports Editor Andrew Huston Copy editors charnae davenport Matthew Wilson Online Editor Matthew Wilson Faculty Adviser Tara Cuslidge-staiano Staff Writers Cassandra sellers parker steiger Sean Reilly alexandria sanchez Evelyn Palacio Mauro Ruiz Raymond Willhite
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Tipping Point brings soul to the local music scene By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor There is something for everyone in the song stylings of Stockton-based band Tipping Point. That is precisely the goal of the young, eight-piece soul band. Through their music, they seek a connection with their audience, regardless of age and musical preference. Perhaps it is the connections within the band which make the connections with their listeners so effortless. Bassist Alex Urbano and drummer Alysha Urbano, and vocalist AJ Mariano and vocalist/multiinstrumentalist Reesa Mariano may be siblings by blood, but the whole group is very closeknit. The Urbanos, the Marianos, vocalists Della Lealofi and Nicole Medina, guitarist Mark Shaver, and keyboardist Randy Sandoli began coming together through school and church in spring 2008. The band discovered the Marianos through YouTube, and the sisters began leaving Los Angeles for Stockton every month, before settling in Stockton in January 2010 to complete the Tipping Point lineup. They’re a sizable group,
Vibe, Change, Proceed Catch Tipping Point at the grand opening for The HUB on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Visit thehub209. com for details. For news, music and more, go to tippingpointband.com. Or visit youtube.com/ tippingpoint for music videos.
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PUSHING TO CHANGE: Tipping Point performs at First Baptist Church in Stockton.
but the dynamics are strong. “We play together every Sunday night at Lighthouse [Church],” said Sandoli. “We also hang out outside of music,” added Shaver. “We are like a family.” That family feel helps Tipping Point produce the type of music
and harmonies it is known for, culminating in a fresh and unique addition to the local music scene. “There’s a sense of old school, and it’s a simple sound people connect with easily,” said Reesa Mariano. “It’s feel good and familiar, but also new.”
Elements of soul, hip-hop, funk, and R&B can be found in Tipping Point’s tunes. They pull inspiration from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Lauren Hill and The Roots. This summer, all of Tipping Point’s work cumulated into a home-recorded, six-song EP
This weekend in local entertainment SEPT. 10 Constellation Branch, Genius & the Thieves, Facade, more TBA Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 8 p.m. $5
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209 Family Reunion: Thought Riot, 3 a.m. Mechanic, and more Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 6 p.m. $10
The Secretions, Bobby Joe Ebola & the Children Mac Nuggits, and more Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 5 p.m. $5
An Evening of Poetry Blackwater Cafe, Stockton @ 6:30 p.m.
Literacy Live! Live at Lincoln Center, Stockton @ 6 p.m.
called “Vibe”, which is available at their shows, and on iTunes and CD Baby. They hope to have a full-length record ready by summer 2011, and have already begun writing for it. Tipping Point have branched out to Los Angeles and along the west coast, but for now, they have mostly established themselves in Stockton and the surrounding areas at open mics, churches, and other venues. “It’s a good time for independent music,” said Alex Urbano. “Stockton is supportive [of local artists].”
The HUB Grand Opening Quail Lakes Baptist Church, Stockton @ 6 p.m.
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Stockton provides advantages and disadvantages for artists By Cassandra Sellers Staff Writer Being an artist can be hard today, as musical popularity spurs those with the common dream of money and fame forward. Six local artists say there are advantages and disadvantages to being artists from Stockton. “Our community is segregated on music styles, but they do support to an extent. We need a movement we can all get behind and run with,” said Aaron “Ren Da Heatmonsta” Mena from the veteran rap group Doja Clik. “It’s good to be from a new area, but our area is not a place people know as a marketable area such as L.A., the Bay, NY or the South.” But Stockton has a stigma to it, says battle rapper Mike “Broke” Hancho. “Outside of Stockton it seems to be a problem because a lot of people have that negative stereotype of Stockton being horrible, but personally, I love it, and it turns out a lot of important people are from Stockton, which has worked out to my advantage numerous times,” he said. Does the perception of the city make representing the locale a disadvantage? Not always, said Aaron “Psych” Herrera. “As far as coming from Stockton, a lot see it as a disadvantage, but I see it as more of an edge over the competition,” he said. “Not a lot of people know about Stockton, so when I speak they get a glimpse of what my experience is. Honestly I couldn’t ask for a better position.” Battle rapper James “J” Fox agreed. “I think it gives us a advantage because people don’t take Stockton seriously, but they will as soon as it’s a whole new hype,” he said. Teak Underdue of Hallway Productionz said that while Stockton doesn’t have strong networking or the many resources available to artists in the Bay Area or Southern California, it does offer positives for setting up a career. “The advantage is if our artists are given the chance, we have the opportunity to shed light on an untapped region and market,” he said. “There is so much revenue that can be brought into the valley. If you claim to be an artist from the bay or L.A., there is an expectation or a genre or realm the artist is boxed into. No one really knows what an artist from the 209 is supposed to sound like. We can create that.” It’s not the area that makes the artist, though, as singer/ rapper Brennan “J-Matic” Jones said. It’s about getting the word out too. A positive attitude, hard work and motivation is all it comes down to at the end of the day. “We’re flooded with negative music, he said. It’s hard to try to weed out the good from the bad, but I understand it totally. All an artist can do is self promote, the word of mouth is the best way to start a buzz.”
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...a lot of people have that negative stereotype of Stockton being horrible but I love it...”
— Mike “Broke” Hancho
PHOTO COURTESY OF BRENNAN “J-MATIC” JONES
STOCKTON HIP-HOP: Teak and Dee Underdue
(top), Brennan “J-Matic” Jones (above left), and Mike “Broke” Hancho (above right) have all discovered ways of utilizing Stockton to advance their music careers. PHOTO BY: ETERNAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Arts, entertainment venue to open at Stockton church By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor Every other week, starting Sept. 12, Quail Lakes Baptist Church in Stockton will serve as the HUB — a new venue for art and live entertainment. Though the location is a church, artists need not declare their beliefs in order to perform
or exhibit artwork, according to the official website. The point of the HUB is to give artists, musicians, dancers, and poets a place to express themselves. The HUB kicks off Sunday with music and poetry by DJ Kaution and the Hedrush Kru, featuring the Termites Crew, Proclaim, Isaiah Stowers, The
Saint and Tipping Point, with lounge music by Marumeth. Auditions in the form of video, audio, or photos are required to perform. Visit thehub209.com, check out the venue’s Facebook page, follow it on Twitter @thehub209 or email email@example.com. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
VENUE OPENING: The HUB welcomes artists beginning Sept. 12.
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Goleman Library reopens on campus, provides newer utilities By Charnae Davenport Copy Editor It’s quiet again at the Irving Goleman Library. After two years of construction, the library is new inside and out thanks to a total makeover designed to cater to the needs of the student population. New qualities include more areas to sit and relax while studying, larger tables for spreading out, and useful tools to make plugging-in easier. Second year student Rafael Medina notices the difference. “This library is so much more spacious than the last one,” he said. “And I like how the outlets are on the table tops.” Medina
is talking about the new placement of electricity outlets and Ethernet connections in a majority of the library’s tables, a new feature. The greatest change, though, is having the library back on campus. The facility was temporary relocated to a Yokuts Avenue location in Fall 2008. It has come back into swing with new workshops and tutoring services, as well. “This library is roomier, new, and provides lots of study space. I wish it was moved earlier,” said Dr. Jun Wang, info literacy and library professor. “However, some things were not ready, including my class.” After the prolonged renovation, a few features
including the printer, and WiFi were not up and running right away. Those growing pains were addressed. Study space is no longer limited, as the changes added 7,000 sq. feet of space to the 50,000 sq. foot library in the heart of campus. Students now have the option to reserve a soundproof study room to accommodate large groups. This aspect is new to the campus and has already had positive feedback. The official dedication ceremony of the Irving Goleman library is scheduled to take place later this semester. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: email@example.com
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INNOVATIVE: Delta student Raphael Medina readily embraces one of
Goleman Library’s newest amenities; tabletop outlets. The outlets grant easier plug-in access for students.
‘Visions in Clay’ draws attention from students, artists alike By Matthew Wilson Online Editor
By Matthew Wilson Online Editor The opening reception for the 2010 Visions in Clay ceramics exhibit and awards competition was held on Thursday, Aug. 26 in the LH Horton Jr. Gallery. The exhibit, ranked as one of the top five ceramics exhibits in the country by Ceramics Arts Daily, showcases 68 pieces of art from 51 artists from around the country, including two from Stockton, and runs until Sept. 23. The awards competition winners were decided before
the reception, with Carol Russel’s “Molecules” receiving Best of Show and $1000, Hunter Stamp’s “Naked Lunch” receiving second place and $650, and Yoko Sekino-Bové’s “Unsolved Mystery Sauce Boat” receiving third place and $300. The gallery director, Jan Marlese, has said that the exhibit is a change for the gallery, with a new focus on showcasing pieces from a wider array of artists. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ARTISTRY: “The Gift” by clay artist Wesley Wright was showcased
among many clay pieces in the LH Horton Jr. Gallery on August 26.
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Forming a club: A quick start guide It’s a new school year at Delta College and clubs on campus are gearing up for the semester ahead. For those behind who want to start a new club, follow these five easy steps below:
By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor STEP 1 Gather 10 people that will be able to attend meetings regularly. Be sure to have four people able to attend every meeting to serve as club president, vice president, secretary and treasurer.
ASBG elections By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor
Assoctate Student Body Government elections will be running from Oct. 4 through Oct. 7. Voting at the Mountain House campus will run from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Oct. 4-5. The Stockton campus will have its voting on Oct. 6-7, also from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The Positions Available are: • Vice President of Student Affairs • Communications Officers • Senator of Public Relation • Senator of Activities • Senator of Legislative Affairs • Senator of Students Body Id Cards • Sergeant-At-Arms • Senator of College and Community Relations
STEP 2 Head to the Student Activities office in Shima 101 and pick up a club application.
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SHIMA 101: All club activation packets and club information can be found in the Student Activities office in Shima 101, shown above.
STEP 3 Be sure to find a full time teacher to act as the club adviser. Any club that gains an “active” status will need to have at least one member able to attend the bi-weekly meetings of the Inter-Club Council. Please note: All applications for clubs must be submitted by no later than Sept. 17, at 2 p.m.
STEP 4 Write out your club’s charter and submit it with your application to the Student Activities office.
STEP 5 Be sure to register with the Inter-Club Council.
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CLUB RUSH: Members of M.E.Ch.A promote their
club during club rush Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Two clubs merge to create change
Generation4Change to provide local, international outreach By Alexandria Sanchez Staff Writer With the start of a new fall semester comes the emergence of Generation4Change, a club developed by the union of Invisible Children and Tom’s Shoes. The club, under the direction of co-presidents Briana Santos and Alyssa Meza, is fueled by the primary objectives of the two organizations that inspired them to first get involved. “I first heard of Invisible Children in a radio interview on NPR,” said Briana Santos, co-president. Santos said once she ordered and saw the documentary, “I knew this was something I would put my heart into.” After initially getting involved in University of the Pacific’s Invisible Children club Santos said she felt ready to take the next step by starting a club at Delta. Invisible Children, Inc. is a charity founded by three young American men; Jason Russel, Laren Poole and Bobby Bailey; who in 2003 went to Africa to find a story that would bring awareness to the enduring tragedies. That story was the children of Northern Uganda seized by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and developed into child soldiers therefore continuing Africa’s longest war spanning over two decades. Tom’s Shoes, a company who also inspired a campus club, was founded by Blake Mycoskie. The main goal of the club is to improve the lives of children across the
ICC Meeting Reminder The next meeting is Sept. 16, starting at 1:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Shima 101 boardroom. Attendance is mandatory for all clubs, with or without an official “active” status.
world one pair of shoes at a time. For every pair sold, another is given to a child in need. The club’s mission statement reads, “To provide a community of students interested and dedicated to outreach on a local and international level.” “Action over apathy. It’s important for us to remember that there are so many people who are less fortunate than us…we really can make a difference if we just take action,” said Santos. Generation4Change meets Wednesday’s at 2 p.m. in the Shima Lounge. The location is likely to change in the later weeks of September to Shima 242. On Sept. 21 the club hosts a screening of “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” will be held at
the Tillie Lewis Theatre at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public the event will include a visit from Papeto, a child refugee of the LRA, along with his mentor.
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Summer of success for former Delta athlete By Parker Steiger Staff Writer
June 24, only 16 days after the draft. The Phillies and Malcolm agreed on a deal and offered him a $125,000 signing bonus. The Phillies signed 34 of their 49 draft picks Delta Mustang baseball star-shortstop Stephen Malcolm was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies this season, according to blog site Phuture Philthis summer during the 2010 Major League Base- lies. Virginia Tech also offered Malcolm a full ride ball Draft. baseball scholarship; he would have played there The six-foot, 170-pound shortstop was picked up in the 8th round of the draft, an impressive if the Phillies could not arrange a contract agreefeat considering the MLB draft has a total of 50 ment with him. “[Stephen] was different than most kids, he was rounds. ready to take it the next level,” said Peters when There hasn’t been a player drafted directly out asked about the decision between goof Delta since 2005, nor has there ing to college and making the jump to been a player drafted out of Delta becoming a pro. higher than the 8th round since Already showing success as a poten1986. tial big-leaguer in the Gulf Coast rook Malcolm is currently playing for Visit us online at ie league, Malcolm has a .272 batting the Phillies in the Gulf Coast rookie deltacollegian.com with 10 runs batted in and 7 league in Clear Water, Fla. for more on this story. average stolen bases in 25 games, according to During his freshman year in colhis minor league stat sheets. lege Malcolm red shirted for UC IrPeters said Malcolm will participate in an invine, he then transferred to Delta and put it up structional league and was asked to play this comsolid numbers his sophomore year. Malcolm was a team captain during the 2009- ing spring. “[Being asked to play in the spring] is encour10 season. He batted a .300, had 24 RBIs and led the team aging for him to keep playing hard and show in steals with 16. His performance garnered at- people what he can do,” said Peters. If Malcolm makes it to the Philadelphia Phillies tention from Phillies scouts. “He’s the most talented player that’s been draft- roster, he follows in the footsteps of other Delta ed whom I’ve coached,” said Reed Peters, head baseball alumni playing for the big leagues. Those names include Phil Coke of the Detroit coach for the Delta Mustangs baseball team. Tigers and Jason Bartlett, all-star Tampa Bay Rays Peters himself was a 10th round draft pick for the California Angels in 1987 and played in the shortstop. minor leagues for several years. This is his third year as Delta’s head coach. To contact this reporter, E-mail at: Malcolm signed a contract with the Phillies on firstname.lastname@example.org
PHOTO COURTESY: STEPHEN MALCOLM
SIGNED: Malcolm suited up and ready to play ball for the Gulf Coast
Rookie League Phillies in Clear Water, Fla.
Fall sports kick off season
By Andrew Huston Sports Editor
Upcoming home sports events:
With the semester beginning, the Mustangs sports teams are gearing up for a season of success. “[They have] got their touch back” says, Men’s Soccer Coach David Bond. Football Coach Gary Barlow is developing his team to encompass all three fundamentals of the game. “There is offense, defense, and special teams if you don’t have all three you’re asking for trouble,” said Barlow.
Today Men’s soccer vs. Modesto 4 p.m., soccer field Sept. 10–11 Delta Classic volleyball tournament All day, gym Sept. 16 Golf Big 8 Conference #4 Noon, Swenson Golf Course Sept. 18 Men’s football vs. College of Sisklyous 1 p.m., DeRicco Stadium Sept. 18–19 Waterpolo WKA Delta Invitational All day, Fergusson Pool
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: (Above) Members of the men’s soccer
team scrimmage during a recent practice. (Right) A football player goes for the catch.
PHOTOS BY: ANDREW HUSTON