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Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 • Volume #47, Issue #3

Activist speaks out on education

News in Brief

By Charnae Davenport Copy Editor


VOTING: Damian Warfield fills out his ballet during

Wednesday’s election.

Students turnout for ASBG elections By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor

A special election was held this week to fill missing positions in the Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) board. Elections are normally held in spring semesters but some officers that were previously elected have left their positions leaving gaps in the ASBG. The Mountain House campus held its election on Oct. 4–5, and the main Delta College campus had its elections on Oct. 6–7. Both campuses had their elections lasted from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The election results will be available online today at To contact this reporter, E-mail at:

Former Delta student slain in Iraq By Daryl Bunao Editor-in-chief

Army Spc. John Carrillo Jr., 20, was killed Friday, Sept. 22 while breaking up a fight between two soldiers in Fallujah, Iraq. Carrillo enlisted in spring 2008, according to a campus-wide e-mail, and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. He is survived by his wife, Reylene, and two children. Carrillo earned his general-education degree while studying at San Joaquin Delta College. To contact this reporter, E-mail at:


SPEAKING OUT: Activist Dolores Huerta spoke to

students at Delta Thursday, Sept. 10.

See Huerta, Page 2

Delta plans future construction projects in Stockton, Lodi By Matthew Wilson Online Editor An update to Delta College’s Facilities Master Plan is undergoing review to re-evaluate and prioritize projects. College officials began holding meetings Wednesday, with other meetings being held throughout the month to discuss the plan. Delta’s Facilities Master Plan documents the district’s plans for the next 15 years regarding campus renovations and development of new locations. The focuses of the plan are the main campus in Stockton, the south county campus in Mountain House, the Manteca campus and a proposed north campus in Lodi.

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Since 1965, California has built one state funded university and 17 prisons. Activist, labor leader, cofounder of the United Farm Workers, and Stockton College graduate Dolores Huerta spoke on California’s school system, farmers and this year’s election, Sept. 30, at Atherton Auditorium. Huerta tied her three main points together by informing the audience that California’s school system is failing its students and it reflects the senators currently in office. Huerta pointed out that if more people voted, then the right candidates could be in office that are willing to improve the school system and the condition of farm workers. Franklin High School English teacher Sandra Castanon-Ramirez found common ground in Huerta’s speech. “I agree we should be higher on the totem pole with education. They spend so much money for prisons and it foreshadows what our state expects students to do with

their lives. They’re putting crime before education and people are voting [for California] to spend money that way,” said Castanon-Ramirez. Delta College student Juan Pimentel also related. “She makes a lot of main points about education and the school system and how they prefer to raise gas [prices] and oil for war instead of schools,” said Pimentel. “I know a student who needs basic English and those classes have been cut. Now he is unable to get the resources he needs for a higher education.” Huerta reflected on her days in high school when everyone graduated, no matter their wealth, and went on to have successful careers as lawyers and doctors. She compared it to the constant increase of today’s dropout rate. Huerta said she does not blame the parents. She blames the school system. She also compared the school and healthcare systems in the United States to the foreign countries of Cuba, Bolivia and Norway. Cuba is a poor country

According to the plan, the Stockton campus is nearly done with major projects up to the 10-year mark, having completed the Goleman Library renovation, DeRicco Center construction and with the Math and Science Center, replacing the aged Cunningham Building, currently under construction with an anticipated opening in fall semester of 2012. Dr. Matthew Wetstein, dean of planning, research, and institutional effectiveness, said the next focus for the remaining Measure L bond money would be upgrades to the Holt building and the attached auto shop area. Other projects are an improvement of campus path finding by more clearly labeling paths to buildings and

See Master Plan, Page 2

Mustangs stays in bay: Men’s football face No. 2 seed after victory over San Jose. Page 8 @DeltaCollegian





Issue 3 • Oct. 8, 2010 •

Public forums discuss buget By Sean Reilly Staff Writer

Interim Delta College President Dr. Susan Cota hosted four forums at the end of September she answered questions and provided information about the budget, reorganization of some campus departments and the president search. At the afternoon Sept. 28 forum, a crowd of about 30, mostly faculty and staff, attended. After the forum, Cota said the attendance was as expected and the audience response was postive. Cota spoke for five minutes before turning the presentation over to Mike Hill, interim vice president of financial services, who explained several current campus issues. Hill stated that the state budget was not resolved as of that day. The budget stall means the current budget package for community colleges. Hill said Delta approached this year’s budget conservatively, assuming no growth and a negative Cost of Living Allowance. Reductions have been made in various places as well, he said. Hill also stated cashflow for the college is stable through December. He also said there were no payments expected from the state through the end of the year. Hill stated that the reorganization of several campus departments in spring 2009 reduced about 70 positions. This resulted in a budget EDUCATION:

Activist Dolores Huerta speaks on voting and voicing one’s opinions during election. She said that priority for building prisons would not be possible if people voted in favor of bettering education.


Master Plan: Delta to expand Lodi, Mountain house

cont. from Page 1

savings valued over $4 million More savings came when 55 employees accepted retirement offers, saving more than $6 million, he explained. Hill also talked about proposed reorganization of campus departments. The forums were about “letting people know about and get information about the reorganization process,” Cota said at the end. Those in the audience said they thought the presentation offered a lot of information. “I thought that forum was informative overview of Phase 2 reorganization,” said Nicky George, classified senate president. Roger Waller, a business instructor, agreed. “I thought it was great to share the info with campus. It should be regular thing. They should have more forums,” said Waller.


Interim President Susan Cota, above, speaks to Delta about the ongoing search for the next president of Delta College. Afterwards, interim vicepresident of finance Mike Hill, left, addresses the current budget status.

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classrooms, as well as adding more parking by removing the hills between lots. A reorganization of traffic patterns is also planned to make lots more accessible. The plan states that the Mountain House campus will likely keep the current modular buildings for 20 years, while the construction will focus on building and expanding a core facilities building. The modulars will be modified as needed to fit Mountain House’s planned marquee programs over the next five years while parking is expanded and landscaping work begin. By the 10-year mark, the plan states that the south campus’ core facilities building will have been constructed and expanded on, providing faculty offices, a library, food services and student support services. The plans for a north campus at Lodi are far less clear, as there is currently no site chosen to build it on. Several suggestions, both for selecting a permanent site and for developing a temporary site to use while a more permanent location is found. The Lodi campus would be based around several marquee programs – wine culture, culinary arts, and health sciences. Not much is planned for the Manteca campus, but plans for a new barn, new fencing and classroom renovation are proposed. One project listed in earlier plans that was absent from the current draft is the proposed Calaveras County campus. According to Wetstein, the enrollment projections for the area are currently too low to justify a campus being constructed. Calaveras residents have proposed a site, however, and Interim President Cota and the board of trustees have approved an analysis of the site by an independent construction firm. The analysis should be ready for board review Oct. 19. “I think it’s a good idea to look at the site again,” said Wetstein, “It’s the due diligence research we should be doing.” To contact this reporter, E-mail at:

Huerta: students moviated by speech cont. from Page 1 and still has free healthcare and secondary education for everyone. Bolivia has national healthcare and Norway has a $400 billion dollar surplus according to Huerta. Her point was that the powerful states don’t own their own resources and cannot provide for citizens in ways some poor and less powerful countries can. Also in Cuba, according to Huerta, farmers have a larger salary than doctors. Huerta is a firm believer that a difference can be made if people just use their voices. She

has a long history of knocking on doors to get people to vote. “Nothing is going to change unless we do it,” said Huerta. Huerta continues to be active throughout the community. She’s instrumental in creating programs to help students, such as a volunteer training program on campus that will happen throughout the month. She also promoted Students Together Reaching Into Volunteer Experience (STRIVE), a campus club designed to help students in the San Joaquin County area pass the California High School Exit Examination. Cultural Awareness Program

Co-Chair and STRIVE Club Advisor Pedro Ramirez directly relates to Huerta’s speech. “My father was a farmer and he didn’t want me to end up in the fields like him. I wouldn’t be standing here today if it weren’t for Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez. They always promoted education and empowerment,” said Ramirez, after the event. “Stay active in the community and make changes because we can all influence change. We can impact whole systems and she [Huerta] has proven it.” To contact this reporter, E-mail at:


Issue 3 • Oct. 8, 2010 •


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: Forums for students needed PHOTO BY: DARYL BUNAO

Interim President Dr. Susan Cota hosted four forums on campus in late September. The goal was to inform the campus community about several topics, including budget issues, department reorganization and the president search. Staff members from The Collegian attended two of the forums. They were surprised more students did not. Those in attendance were mostly faculty and staff members. Cota offered herself and other college officials to answer questions and communicate with the campus population. We had our chance to speak to her. She’s trying to reach out. We wonder, are the students reciprocating? Do they care? Did they even know about the forums? Speaking face to face with the interim campus president is a very rare opportunity. Forums like this don’t happen very often on campus. We suggest that more be planned. We know the forums Cota hosted touched on many

complex issues, some not of general interest to students, but we believe more can be done to garner interest from the student population. The school is going through some important changes, specifically as we search for a new president. Students should be more aware about what is going on around them. We need to inform ourselves before important votes happen and changes are made. Whining and complaining after the fact won’t get us anywhere. It is time for us to get our act together. We think Cota and Delta College should host more open forum, geared toward students. This would allow the community to voice opinions about all that is going on around them. It doesn’t have to be on a weekly or bi-weekly forum, but something that will give our administrators a chance to connect to students. But it’s also up to us. If we want our voices heard, we need to speak up and be present. We can’t sit and do nothing.

New, smaller iPod Nano not good option for consumers By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor As an electronics salesperson I have a fairly clear idea of what consumers want when purchasing electronics. The sixth generation (6G) iPod Nano, introduced at an Apple press conference Sept. 1, falls short of expectations. The latest iPod Nano to come from Apple released is a brutally hacked down version of the fifth generation (5G) iPod Nano. The 5G Nano was a marvel with its sleek, pocket-friendly design available in a shining array of colors. Apple did not lose the color choices for the 6G Nano, but it did decide to shrink it down to a miniscule 1.5-inch device that is sure to get lost in purses and backpacks. While it does have a clip like the iPod Shuffle, the 6G Nano has a touch screen that I highly doubt would take well to being clipped onto backpacks and pockets that will be bumped and jostled.

Looking back at the 5G Nano, the best feature was the built-in video camera. Not only can users watch downloaded movies and music videos they can make their own. The 6G Nano has no video playback capabilities at all. The hard drive size stayed the same as the 5G Nano models, with both 8GB and 16-gigabyte models available. Though the loudspeaker and voice memo capabilities were also put to the chopping block. Apple did not change the prices. But to pay $149 for the eight-gigabyte model with half the features of the one that came before it just makes no sense. The 6G Nano is a step backward in features and design as well as a waste of money. It is my hope that people will not buy the 6G Nano in hopes that Apple’s next generation of iPod Nano’s will be worthwhile again.

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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

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Entertainment Issue 3 • Oct. 8, 2010 •

Stockton’s neo-soul: Sugar Water Purple By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor Stockton’s eight-piece neosoul band Sugar Water Purple is making its name at some of Stockton’s best musical hotspots. What began as keyboardist Joshua Washington’s small, instrumental jazz-fusion project has morphed into a large musical family, which now includes bassist Michael Lee, drummer Mathew Smith Gentry, guitarist Jon Maurer, saxophonist Leander Tipsey, trumpeter and manager Dave Creel, percussionist Isaac “Jakada” Drumgoole and lead vocalist Jasmine Jordan. Together, Sugar Water Purple has created a sound mixing “neo-garage soul,” R&B and jazz. The group’s ability to work together comes from love, respect, and openness with one another. “We don’t always agree,” said Jordan. “But we communicate really well with each other.” Though all of the Sugar


Water Purple’s original songs are written by Washington, the diverse group of musicians all bring something different to the table, taking Washington’s gospel and jazz roots to a new level. One unique aspect of the band that is immediately noticeable is Jordan’s stance as the only female member. “Our group dynamic is one of a kind, and I appreciate each

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of the guys for what they bring to the table,” said Jordan. “I definitely have to stay true to my straightforward personality since I’m so outnumbered, but they embrace my perspectives and respect what I bring to the band.” That group dynamic has paid off, with the completion of their first EP, “Revelry,” which was produced by Washington. It is available on iTunes, CD Baby, and can be purchased from the band at their performances. In the future, Sugar Water Purple hopes to add onto their growing list of original songs, though their covers such as Lauryn Hill’s “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You” are instant crowd favorites. They would also like to play festivals and further spread their passion for music. “Come straight from the center,” said Drumgoole. “It’s important to have a spiritual foundation. Otherwise, the music industry can tear you up.” To contact this reporter, e-mail at:

Our group dynamic is one of a kind.”

— Jasmine Jordan

This weekend in local entertainment OCT. 8

OCT. 9

Braata Danner Hall, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton @ 6 p.m.

The Jack O Lan Tour: A Step Ahead, A Shipwreck A Castaway, Speak for Yourself, Aurora Sunset Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 7 p.m. $5/$7


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OCT. 10 The HUB: Poet Night Quail Lakes Baptist Church, Stockton @ 6 p.m.

Braata, Take With Food, ASCAO Blackwater Cafe, Stockton @ 8 p.m.

The Sweet Revenge, Full Moon Freaks, Dysphoria, Justin Somniac Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 8 p.m. $5

The Atom Age, The Bombpops!, Unko Atama, The Getdown Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 6 p.m. $6



Issue 2 • Oct. 8, 2010 •

Lathrop’s corn maze opens for business By Mikayla Meyling Features Editor It’s that time of year again: the Dell’Osso Family Farm has opened its gates to the Central Valley. That means the corn mazes and pumpkin patches are back. This season, attractions include an aerial ropes course, zip-lines, jumping pillows, a haunted house and much more. Dell’Osso Family Farm offers attractions for children and adults of all ages and at reasonable price ranges. The Dell’Osso Family Farm Pumpkin Maze is now in its 13th season of operation. The maze is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. For more information and admission prices, visit, or call (209) 982-0833. To contact this reporter, e-mail at:


AMAZING MAZE: At Dell’Osso Family Farm, the 25 acres of corn maze feature three separate routes for vistors to explore.

Admission price for an adult is $9.50.

Delta drama presents ‘Macbeth’ By Alexandria Sanchez Staff Writer Delta College is brewing up something wicked for the haunting month of October. William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is in full swing for production with an opening performance at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in Delta’s Studio Theatre. With a total of six shows — 8 p.m. Oct. 16, 21–23 and 2 p.m. Oct. 24 — students, staff and community members will have multiple chances to catch this timeless story. Directed by Harvey T. Jordan, “Macbeth” will be brought to the stage by Delta students as well as two members of the faculty. English instructor Paula Sheil and mythology instructor Harry Stoner will perform with slightly smaller parts in relation to the students. “We want them to experience Shakespeare the way the Elizabethans experienced Shakespeare,” said Sheil, as she discussed Jordan’s approach. “It makes the hair on the back of your head stand up.” Ultimately, “Macbeth” is a story about a man. A man no different than those considered “average,” who chooses power that, leads to a bloody tale of medieval morality. Originally a Scottish story, “Macbeth” at Delta is generalizing its concept to not be so much about religious distinctions, but more based on the relation of man. “It’s about human reaction,” said Assistant Stage Manager Andrea Venerio. As ominous the feel and as savage the outcomes, the goal is for the viewer to relate. Stage lighting and a sound track will be in place to transport the audience into a place of imperil, where power leads to madness and that madness breeds violence and inevitable destruction, creating what many would call the ultimate thriller for the Halloween season. Admission prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Tickets can be bought directly from the Delta Center for the Arts Box Office or charged prior by phone at (209) 954-5110 or online at Tickets purchased by phone or online includes a $3 handling fee for processing. To contact this reporter, e-mail at:



Issue 3• OCT 8, 2010 •

DJ Double J attends Delta for fresh start


STORY OF DESIGN: Samples of this year’s fashions greeted visitors at the Meet the Fashion

Industry Insiders event on Sept. 30. PHOTO BY: DARYL BUNAO

GETTING HIS ACT TOGETHER: Local radio personality Jared “Double J” Balfley is

attending Delta College to earn his degree for television production.

By Cassandra Sellers Staff Writer Controversial and outgoing on- experience he has to help Delta College air radio personality Jared “Double J” students wanting to be in the radio and Balfley is taking classes at Delta College television industry as well. for a degree in television and radio. His street credibility and past The former 97.7 and 98.3 KWIN experience are sure to be an asset to Morning Show host is hopeful that the Delta College Radio and Television furthering his education will allow him program. Double J said he decided to to move into more “behind the scenes” pursue his education at Delta to study roles. Double J was with the local radio under William Story, who he calls a station for three years. “fantastic professor.” In 2 years he wants When asked what to have his degree his favorite moment or be working for a was in his career thus television network. far, Double J stated Double J already it was the moment has a plethora of he finally learned to To learn more about Double J experience on the balance family life and he can be found online at Radio side, but he career. wants to familiarize Of course there as well as and further his were countless celebrity knowledge in another encounters and the area. times he was not fired “I want to be for crazy stunts he Videos of Double J can also be the man behind the pulled, but at the end found at,” Double J of the day he is like all morningshow. said. the rest of us, trying to Right now he works balance school, work full time from home and family. with six different radio With everything he stations as an imaging has going on, he has his director. He also runs promotions. priorities in order assuring for plenty of Double J is also an on-air personality future success that he hopes to pass on. for Sacramento-based107.9 The End. “If you take the business seriously, you “I’ve wanted to be in the radio/music can make good money right away, but industry since I was in 8th grade,” said you have to learn the business properly. Double J. “I used to listen to a local DJ Know your audio productions and in Fresno, and I called the show every programs. Also, I want to help people night five nights a week for a year, doing understand creativity and originality in impersonations, or whatever I could to what they do. That’s what will take you get me involved with the show.” further,” he said. Eventually, he was invited to the show. “That’s when I knew what I wanted to do,” he said. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: Double J hopes to also bring the


Fashion leaders come together By Evelyn Palacio Staff Writer

On Sept. 30, the fashion program at Delta hosted its annual “Meet the Fashion Industry Insiders” event. It was an opportunity for students wanting to pursue a career in the fashion world to hear inspirational stories, learn useful tips and receive advice provided by the panel of insiders. This year’s panel included five fashion insiders Michael Palladino, who has been in the fashion business for over 30 years and is currently an adjunct professor at LIM College and CUNY Kingsborough, both in New York. When asked for one word of advice to succeed, Palladino said: “Assume the space you’re in. [Because] if you want to be anything, you’ve got to do something.” Other panelists were celebrity and television fashion stylist Jeni Elizabeth, former Delta College fashion student Billy Hutchinson, a calligrapher/stationer who is also the assistant manager at Gump’s in San Francisco, model, journalist, and fashion lawyer Uduak Odouk. And Renata Campion, former model and founder of Trooyu, LLC, a company that specializes in hand-made leather boots and artisan knits. After the panel discussion, students had the chance to meet and network with the panelists. The program is also planning on hosting similar events, involving interior design and culinary design, in the spring. To contact this reporter, e-mail at:


FASHION LEADERS: Fashion industry leaders,

pictured above, Billy Hutchinson, Renata Campion and Michael Palladino speak to the audience. Left, Michael Palladino answers questions.

Club Corner Issue 3 • Oct 8, 2010 •


Revamped Delta Pride makes a comeback By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor Delta Pride is the latest incarnation of gaysupport groups here on Delta College’s campus The history of this club started many years ago as BGLAD, which stood for Bisexual’s, Gay’s and Lesbian’s at Delta. After BGLAD became defunct, according to, “the club was inactive for nearly 20 years.” It was in 2005 when Delta College students, including Jermaine Stroud and Erin Fujii, started a new Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). “I wanted a place to have a sense of community and camaraderie,” said Brian Ratto, a fellow founding member. The introduction of GSA revitalized gaysupport groups on campus. It was in the fall 2009 semester that the name shifted from GSA to Delta Pride. “We felt the name was more inclusive and it also had one of the words that defines our community and that is Pride,” said Delta Pride President Brian Wick. Since the club’s rebirth as Delta Pride, the club has steadily gained more members and supporters around campus. “We have more motivated members and an


ambition to help our community,” said Wick. Delta Pride is well known for its annual Penny War fund raising campaign held during each new semesters Club Rush week. The club also holds events for nationally known gay rights campaigns such as the Day of Silence. The Day of Silence was observed on April 16. Delta Pride has several events planned for this semester. Oct. 11 is National Coming Out Day and club members are planning on having a table in the quad from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help spread awareness. The campus club will join a movement of participants throughout the United States with the local event. They are also hosting a marriage equality event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the quad area in front of Danner Hall. Regular club meetings are 2 to 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday in Shima 101A, which is the Shima Boardroom. For more information about the club, Delta Pride has a website at “I believe this club is great for people who don’t feel accepted in their homes, so its nice that the club is their for them,” said Wick.


Weston Lewis ties a rainbow armband onto the wrist of a supporter on April 16. Mike Du Pont, left, also shows his support on National Day of Silence 2010. PHOTOS COURTESY OF: DELTA PRIDE

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Council hosts Clubs’ Night By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor Clubs’ Night is today, beginning at 4 p.m. in Danner Hall. This semester’s theme is “Through the Ages: B.C. to the 1980’s,” and though this theme has been done before this semester’s event differs from previous events because of pressing financial issues. Money is running low all across campus and in order to curb possible losses the Inter-Club Council has instituted a new rule that will take $12 from clubs for every member that had registered to attend but then fails to do so. The money will not be deducted from a club’s actual bank account but rather from their winnings made during the Clubs’ Night event. A gallery of photo from today’s Clubs’ Night event will be available online at To contact this reporter, e-mail at:



Issue 3 • Oct. 8. 2010 •

Football goes into Saturday game with 3-1 record By Parker Steiger Staff Writer Preseason rankings place Delta’s foot- one time out remaining on the third ball program 10th overall in California. down and 13 seconds on the clock, the The Mustangs defended that spot Mustang’s were on the Beaver’s ninewell in the first two weeks of the season, yard line when Delta went for a game clinching a 49-0 victory on the road winning touchdown instead of opting to against Merced College and a 30-20 win kick a 26-yard field goal to take the game against College of the Siskiyous in the into overtime. season’s home opener Sept. “We had plenty of time 18. on the clock we just wantDelta’s stubborn rush aled to go for the win,” said lowed only 54 yards in the Barlow. first two games combined, Visit us online at The loss moved the giving them the second Mustang’s rank to 18th in ranked rush defense in the for a home schedule of the state and 9th in Northstate, according to the Cali- upcoming games. ern California. fornia Community College In the Oct. 2 match Athletic Association. up against San Jose City But Head Coach Gary Barlow, defen- College (0-4) in San Jose the Mustangs sive coordinator Todd Herrington and jumped to an early 31-0 lead before halfthe Mustangs faced a bigger challenge as time, going on to a 37-12 victory. they faced American River College Sept. Quarterback Adam Kennedy passed 25. for 120 yards and Delta defense forced The Beavers came into the game with three turnovers. an undefeated 2-0 record, which allowed The Mustangs, now 3-1, face No. 2 for the team’s rank of fourth in the state ranked San Francisco City College in in rushing offense with 283 yards per San Francisco on Saturday. game. “Our feelings are if you want to be The Mustang’s defense prevailed, the best, you got to play the best,” said though, as the line held the Beavers to Barlow when asked about the teams upa season low 101 yards rushing. It wasn’t coming game. enough to secure a win. Delta lost the match 24-21. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: During the game’s final plays, with




Top,Wide Receiver Demetrius Bishop rushes into the end zone during the teams game on Sept 25. Right, Running Back Fredrick Jones prepares to deflect the American River Defense.

Young squad, new plays give men’s soccer on-field advantage By Andrew Huston Sports Editor


SCUFFLE: Midfielder Agustin Gonzales fights for control of the ball

during Mustang’s game against West Hills Tuesday.

After only three wins last season the Delta Mustangs men’s soccer team went into this season revitalized and ready. This was partly due to devoted scouting from head coach David Bond. “Every day game, every evening game, I was out there saying I want him to play for me, I want him to play for me, and I want him to play for me,” said Bond. Youth became a key factor when it came to the roster this season with 21 players only one is a returning sophomore. With most teams in the division benching freshmen, Bond has set a new standard of play for the league. “No one in our division plays with freshman, they all play with sophomores,” said Bond. “These guys are all 17 and 18 years old and they play like studs.” This new revitalization has brought the team to a 7-3-2 record, more than doubling last year’s winning record. After the season opener against Gavilan College ended in a 2-2 tie team members knew they

needed to step up the game, said Manual Camacho, second head coach for the team. “They had two opportunities and they scored, we had twenty and we score two,” said Camacho. “But the positive thing was that we were able to generate opportunities.” This season coach Bond not only looked to the roster for changes but to the playbook as well He has switched the team to a 3-6-1 formation, which floods the mid-field and makes it harder for opponents to set up scoring opportunities The new formation has shown that it is working, bringing seven victories for the mustangs and even a tie against Modesto College earlier this season, a fete that has never been accomplished by a Delta squad, according to Bond. The team dropped to 17th place in regional rankings earlier this week, but a victory Tuesday over West Hills College pushed the Mustangs back up to 14th place. The Mustang’s next opponent will be the 17th place Consumnes River College Hawks. The game will take place this afternoon at 4 p.m. in Elk Grove. To contact this reporter, e-mail at:

The Collegian -- Oct. 8, 2010  

Issue 3 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.

The Collegian -- Oct. 8, 2010  

Issue 3 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif.