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thecollegian Issue 5 • Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 •


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How much is enough?

More than $13 million in reserves hot topic as budget woes continue to impact campus by matthew wilson

San Joaquin Delta College’s reserve fund has grown to more than $13 million provoking controversy over how the money should be used. According to Delta College President/Superintendent Dr. Jeff Marsee, the reserve funds, which currently stand at 12 percent — above the state-recommended minimum of five percent — are to be used for one-time costs and emergency purposes, such as the current situation. “We’re not balanced now,” Marsee said in an interview, adding that Delta College is operating on a $3 million deficit budget, using money from the reserves to cover operating costs. The current controversy surrounds the next two years’ budget. Delta College’s board of trustees has already approved a three-year budget plan which cuts more than $5 million in the next two years in an attempt to balance the budget. This plan would keep the reserve levels close to the current 12 percent. Marsee warns that without cuts, and by drawing increasingly on reserve funds to fill the

Delta Aquatics water polo teams show promise Page 7

Main takes lead on campus safety Page 3

Delta student finds inspiration from the fringe Page 4

UPCOMING Nursing program hosts disaster preparedness fair Nov. 21, 9 a.m. in Danner Hall ‘Portraiture’ exhibit opens Nov. 17, 5 p.m. in LH Horton Galler y



budget gap, the college faces larger problems. “If you’ve got all this money, why make any cuts? And the answer is because we run out of money after next year,” Marsee said. Harry Mersmann, sociology instructor and campus California Teachers Association vice president, is unfazed by the claims. “Since I have been here (1999), I have heard the cries of ‘no money!’ It feels a bit like Chicken Little crying ‘the sky is falling!’” Mersman wrote in an email interview. “For example, in 201011, they estimated an ending balance of 6.8 million, but ended with 13.2 million.” When asked what he thought the reserves should be used for, Mersmann mentioned faculty salary increases, classified employee reclassification and the Delta Flea Market, stating that through use of reserve funds, the Passport to College program could be funded while letting the ASBG retain control over the market. Marsee disagrees stating that issues such as salaries “are ongoing expenditures. These are onetime funds. When they’re spent, they’re gone. To try and deal with ongoing expenditures... with one-time funds automatically puts you into a deficit sooner or later anyways,” he said. Marsee said the bulk in reserves is a sign of good budget management. “It’s not an indication that we should be diverting funds to keep positions that we eventually would have to lay off anyway in order to balance the budget,” he said. Marsee added that despite being above the 5 percent minimum reserve level, Delta College has many non-salary issues such as technology upgrades and offering more classes than those budgeted that would be more suited to the reserve fund’s one-time nature. “Reserves are in themselves a good thing. They’re not just intended to be used to keep people employed, because we do have nonsalary related issues that have to be addressed,” he said.

ASBG constitution changed through online election by james striplin

A three-day online election at the end of October successfully changed the Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) constitution regarding board member qualifications and elections. The online election, which was open from Oct. 18-20, marked the first time the governing body sent a ballot through student email. “We had a great turn out of votes,” said ASBG President Nicholas Aguirre. “There was a great response from actual students.” The election includes new

changes to the constitution, including allowing students with a 2.0 grade-point average and five units the ability run and be elected for an board position, instead of needing 2.5 gradepoint average and nine units. Anyone running for office only has to meet state and school requirements, and any student can become an interim officer to a vacant position with a majority vote of the other board members. “Really minute things were changed,” said Aguirre. “I imagine the only thing someone could complain about that was changed

is it’s now possible to appoint students without a fall election.” According to Aguirre these new rules will make it easier for ASBG to stay closer to the California education code and fill nine vacancies on the board. Those vacancies are hindering the student government by overloading the remaining officers with work, said Aguirre. The ASBG also hopes this will strengthen support for previous matters regarding the flea market. “It’s hard for us to look at the administration and going ‘oh you’re breaking the law by stealing our flea market’ but then at

the same time were not in accordance to state law or board policy on how to do things,” said Aguirre. “We need to follow the rules, everyone needs to. Plus, it makes it easier for us to hold their [the administration’s] feet to the fire if we’re acting in a proper manner.” Ballots are not the only thing being put online, the ASBG board hopes to put applications for open positions online within the next two weeks. “This is being done because we wanted people to know that we are not like the past ASBG people,” said Aguirre.



Issue 5 •Nov. 4, 2011 •


Counseling appointments not easy to get Time is money, or so the saying goes. If that’s the case, then San Joaquin Delta College’s counseling center seems to know how to waste both, in our view. Getting an appointment to see a counselor is one of the hardest things to do on campus. We’ve heard issues from members of our staff and the regular student population. One Collegian staff member tried to get into the counseling office several times over the summer. The counseling staff told him to come back later because there were no walk-in appointments available. A second trip was made at an earlier time and there were still no appointments. Another visit was equally unsuccessful. The office stopped letting people through after a bulk group of students got through. After numerous attempts he still did not get an appointment. We’ve heard similar experiences from other students on campus, including nearly the exact same sequence of events from a female student here at Delta. By that time it was back to square one with the allotted number of students having already been served for the day. It is clear the counseling center has

LETTER TO THE EDITOR As a freshman here at Delta College, I am saddened to say I’ve had a horrible experience with the financial aid services here. The financial aid office received my papers and application in February 2011. After waiting months for them to send me some kind of confirmation regarding my financial aid, I decided to call the school. When I called I got a automated system telling me everyone in the office was busy, and that if I left a message someone would get back to me within the next 24 hours. Twenty-four hours came and went. I called again and someone picked up. I explained my situation and was told was to log onto the Delta website to find out the status of my financial aid. After logging on I found out there were two papers to fill out before I could get financial aid. By this time classes had already started. I filled out the papers and sent them off and I waited.

numerous problems within the system. Have you called to make an appointment? We agree the process isn’t working when the staff is in such a rush to get through the messages they don’t even listen to what has been requested. There have been several instances where students have called and left a message only to not hear back about their appointment. There are other times the call is returned only to be told they did not leave their student identification number or the name of the counselor they wanted. It is clear the counseling center is understaffed otherwise this wouldn’t be an issue. Could money be invested in hiring more counselors to serve the large student population? We think that would be a good idea. If more students were seen and received the guidance they needed for classes, transferring, and graduation, they would be able to graduate or transfer on time for a change. Students are not getting what they need from the counseling center. Something needs to be done. One month went by and nothing happened. I called the financial aid office once more, only to find out my papers still hadn’t been reviewed because they were reviewing papers that should have been reviewed in July. It was the end of August. At the beginning of October, my papers still had not been reviewed. I will not receive my financial aid until almost the end of the semester. I have had to buy used books and materials that financial aid was supposed to help me with. This is unacceptable, there should be a better way to inform students about their financial aid. We have a student email, why not email us and keep us updated on what’s going on at least? There is no reason a student should receive their financial aid at the end of the semester that it was supposed to be used for. Something needs to be done so no student should have to go through this again.

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Libya liberated by evelyn palacio

On Oct. 20, the National Transitional Council confirmed to the Al Jazeera news network that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi had been captured during an air strike. Although he survived, Gadhafi was later shot by NTC fighters. His son Muatassim and his former defense minister Abu Bakr Younes, were also killed. Graphic footage of the assassinated leader was seen around the world. Three days later Libya was formally liberated. NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) officially ended their military campaign on Oct. 31. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the NATO secretary general called the mission “one of the most successful” operations in the history of the 62-year-old alliance. So what’s next for a newly liberated Libya? Rebuilding a country is not an easy task. NTC requested that NATO assist in the transition to democracy, but NATO decided they have done enough. Analysts suggest it would have been better if NATO had stayed on longer to help with security sector reform, should supporters of Gadhafi choose to cause trouble. Having followed the uprising since the beginning, and knowing that history has a tendency to repeat itself – most people seem to forget this - these latest developments in Libya come as no surprise. French revolutionary Maximilien Robespierre once said: “The king must die so that the country can live.” While it is slightly disconcerting watching people celebrate the death of another human, regardless of the terrible things they have done, Robespierre had a point. I’m not saying that all oppressive leaders should be killed, but things would have been a lot less complicated if Gadhafi had left office peacefully. One would hope that the Libyan people and their new government take a look at what’s happened in the past and do what is right. The new government should make the people’s interests, and not their own, top priority. However, it does seem that the new government is starting off on the wrong foot when Libya’s interim leaders seem unwilling to look into accusations of atrocities committed by their fighters. One of the principles of Democracy is equality. There is no telling what might happen in Libya’s future. The reason the uprising began in the first place was because the Libyan people were being oppressed. Thinking positive is key; hopefully this new government will listen to the people and not be as corrupt as the previous one.

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

Online editor Matthew Wilson Staff writers Mary David Victoria Davila Heidi Haack Jung Min Hong Christopher Howze Michael Johnson Uri Piterberg Haley Pitto Adviser Tara Cuslidge-Staiano

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Issue 5 • Nov. 4, 2011 •

New top cop takes pride in safety by eric xiong

When he first entered the police academy, the officer in charge asked, “Anyone ever tell you that you are the blonde haired blue-eyed punk of America?” He answered, “No sir.” Later on in his law enforcement career, he learned this was a test of response and reaction. Campus Police Chief David Main walked leisurely into San Joaquin Delta College’s evening Introduction to Mass Communication class wearing his police uniform, showcasing four bright gold stars, his glasses hanging from his pocket, his police badge hanging out and his black leather belt shinning as if it was just polished. Main is the new police chief at Delta, beginning his tenure as the campus top cop earlier this year. Main was born and raised in San Francisco, and is a big fan of the San Francisco Giants. In his early teenage years Main moved to Truckee, where his love for law enforcement bloomed. When Main was 14 years old, he joined a police cadet program. He said it was then he knew that being a police officer was, “what I wanted to do and nothing else would do.” After high school, Main attended Delta College where he earned his associate’s degree. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business at Saint Mary’s College and his master’s degree at Chapman University. Main worked his way up the ladder throughout his years as a police officer. In 1985, he was but a young detective covering stories and working on cases. In the early 1990s, however, he was promoted to lieutenant. From there he worked his way up even higher until he became chief of the Lodi Police Department. Main had also retired from the


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RELY ON YOUR GUT: San Joaquin Delta College Police Chief David Main talks about his career and campus safety in Richard Hanner’s Introduction to Mass Communication class.

Lodi Police Department not too long ago to spend more time with his family. At the beginning of this semester, Main decided to return to law enforcement and become the police chief at Delta. He learned about the job when he came to Delta to watch the police academy, where he was intrigued by the close-knit community. As a police officer, Main enjoys coming to work everyday. When questioned about what he enjoys about being a police officer he replied, “the career is different and challenging, and he likes being out and about.” Though Main may have an interesting and entertaining background, he also had interesting cases to work on as a police officer. As a young detective in 1985, Main was assigned a case about an abandoned baby at a funeral home in Lodi. The media had been trying extremely hard to get the information from him, but the police captain did

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not want just any officer talking to the media, for fear of misinformation being given. Main, however, went ahead and told the media the story, landing him in trouble when the paper was published. Later as a new police chief by the name of Larry Hansen came into his position, relations with the media improved vastly. At the end of his presentation, Main also addressed the Jeanne Clery Law, requiring campus police to publish alerts and crimes in emails to all students in order to protect the students and to help them be aware of their surroundings. He also noted that the campus police take pride in the safety of the campus and he wanted to create a media video blog on the police website. He also gave advice to night students, to keep safe one must be aware of their surroundings, be with others, and make use of the police escort service. “If something does not feel right rely on your gut,” said main.

Watching television recently I have notice a high number of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) characters. According to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) within the five broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX and NBC, LGBT characters on television stand at 19, while on mainstream cable networks have 28. This year’s fall lineup has embraced the LGBT community. I remember watching the first lesbian kiss on television, it was a very taboo thing. The kiss happened on “L.A. Law,” a legal drama that ran on NBC from 1986- 1994. In the 1991 episode entitled “He’s a Crowd” female lawyers C.J. Lamb and Abby Perkins kiss. Since “the lesbian kiss episode” on “L.A. Law” there has been about one lesbian kiss per year, according to a 2005 New York Times article titled “It’s February. Pucker Up, TV Actresses.” The kiss was major step for the lesbian community. It would take another six years for the first gay kiss to happen. “Dawson’s Creek” welcomed the gay kiss to the screen between Jack McPhee, an openly gay man who has lost the chance to be with his crush (Ethan) and Ethan, another openly gay man who has moved to Boston to be with his boyfriend. The two locked lips when they met in Boston in season three episode 23 “True Love.” Donna Pescow became the first recurring lesbian character on daytime television in 1983 as Dr. Lynn Carson on “All My Children.” While the first openly gay character was in 1972 on a short lived series called “The Corner Bar” a show about the life and times of the patrons of Grants Toomb, a New York Tavern. A few of the most recent shows to welcome LGBT characters aboard are “Modern Family,” “Glee” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” “Modern Family” has Mitchell and Cameron, as the funny yet serious gay couple raising their daughter Lily. “Glee” is known for Kurt Hummel (played by Chris Colfer) the tenor in the “Glee” club and lesbian character Santana and bisexual character Britney. “Grey’s Anatomy” has lesbian character Calliope “Callie” Torres. Within the last few years the types of gay characters portrayed have been more intellectual versus sexual and comic relief, Kurt Hummel is a perfect example of this. Kurt may occasionally be the one to laugh with, but most of the time he is the intellectual. The lesbian characters portrayed recently have been less serious and sexual, and more of the everyday person. Television has welcomed the LGBT community with open arms this season.



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EDITOR’S NOTE Dexter Barbosa is a photography student at Delta College. He completed this project during the spring 2011 semester and presented it, along with instructor Kirstyn Russell, to The Collegian staff. With the relevancy of the topic and its connection to campus, the editorial staff knew Barbosa’s work would be a welcomed addition to our issue this week. We hope you enjoy.



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s and text by dexter barbosa

in our busy lifestyles, it is quite simple to lose track of the values we take for granted ly basis. mportant to be informative about the environments outside of our own lives and to and that a large percentage of poverty and suffering is not only in third-world counarger cities, but within our hometown as well. of sight, out of mind, hidden beneath our roads and isolated on the outskirts of the ve communities of people who are honest living citizens trying to find a means of during tough circumstances. e are the streets of Stockton society persists to ignore. e people live on the streets by choice; many are forced to be there, in which the of them are parolees who are kicked out onto these streets and have to fend for ves.

The tent cities found on the outskirts of Stockton consist of many parolees who have joined together to build a family-like community that watches over one another. Tents found in the inner cities, on the other hand, are dangerous lands where each individual on the street must truly fight for survival. I place myself in these unusual places in order to visually document a world not known to many people, and give insight on places that most people would not attempt to see. Thirty-Two year old “Kruz” is my narrator in my photos, displaying the meaning of “getting by,” and following his passion as an artist, while surviving the mean streets of Stockton. While full information on Kruz’s background must be withheld, it is simply inspiring to witness the difficult times of a man living in a tent amongst strangers in dangerous, dark surroundings, to inhabiting a mobile home in a trailer park (in which, ironically, is the only mobile home amongst all of the trailer homes), while he continues to express himself artistically as a painter, and as a full-time student at San Joaquin Delta College. As long as he has a “roof ” over his head to keep him dry, his art supplies, and his education, that’s all he needs to enjoy the little things in life.



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Lollicup attracts customers with milk tea, boba by james striplin

If you're looking for a daily dose of dairy in your diet, look no further than Lollicup located on 2233 Grand Canal Boulevard in Stockton. Lollicup is a milk tea cafe that serves more than 100 different drinks and several different food items. The most popular of these beverages is the boba milk tea, made of real boba. Boba, or tapioca balls, are a treat made of starch from a cassava root and were invented in Taiwan according to, the official site of Lollicup. Boba has a sweet taste and a gummy-like texture that helps massage the throat when it’s swallowed. Customers can also chew on the soft texture of boba to taste a quality of sweetness that can't be experienced any other way. Martha Sanchez, an office assistant, said her favorite order was fried calamari and boba milk tea. “It's a nice place, close to the office, and the people are friendly,” said Sanchez. Squid and popcorn chicken are the favorites on the food menu. Each food item comes in four different tones of spicy: not spicy, mild, me-

dium and hot. Food also comes with three dipping sauces which are barbecue, sweet and sour, and ranch. Ben Campos has been a loyal customer since Lollicup opened in Stockton and has been taking his four-yearold son Tyler with him for the past two years. “I saw this place and decided to try it out,” said Campos Ben Campos’ favorite drink is the honeydew slush with boba and his son enjoys the mango flavor. Lollicup started with one store in southern California, but has grown to occupy eleven states with over 80 stores. There are only five Lollicup Cafes in the central valley, including the one in Stockton.

SUGGESTIONS . Boba milk tea . Squid balls . Honeydew slush . Popcorn chicken . Fried tofu . Lychee snow . Lobster balls . Fried squid . Mango slush . Strawberry snow


CUSTOMERS RELAX AT LOLLICUP: Ben Campos and his son enjoy drinking rainbow slush at Lollicup, top. Customer makes a purchase, bottom.

Holiday release avalanche leaves gamers making tough choices by chris howze


TOO MUCH, TOO SOON?: Staff writer Chris Howze tries to avoid being buried in games this holiday season.

Every holiday season the gaming industry revs into high gear and releases its biggest titles. This year is no exception. On the schedule for release: “Arkham City,” “Halo: Anniversary,” “Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim,” “Battlefield 3,” ”Modern Warfare 3,” “Uncharted 3,” “Saints Row the Third” and “Assassins Creed 3.” All of these games will be filling store shelves in a cramped three-week window. Each of these titles could on dominate sales charts and vie for the wallets of many a hard core gamer, but with a mass of huge releases flooding the market in the current economic climate, does too much competition hurt the whole race? This strange trend happens year in and year out. Video game companies are

carving out a niche of when to release big titles. The problem is that it seems as if all game publishers have the same idea. One or two big games are released during the spring, then gamers are left to dry in the what has become a summer game drought. That’s what video game journalists refer to the period where no games are released as. It’s also a period where many of us college students have the most free time and are starved for new quality games. Then in the fall with Christmas around the corner, publishers start unleashing everything. That’s how we end up with many huge games all coming out at once. This comes off bad for the consumer, who wants to play most, if not all, of the games everyone is talking about. At $60 for a new game we’re

talking about a ridiculous amount of money. Many times it also feels as if the games may be shoved out the door without adequate quality assurance in order to make the holiday rush. That’s why Bioware’s massive, even by massively multiplayer online game standards “Star Wars: The Old Republic” and its rather bizarre Dec. 20 release date has many gamers wondering if the game will be ready at launch or be plagued by server crashes and bugs associated with the genre. Server crashes on Christmas Day? Not a good way to please the gaming community. By now, almost all the games in question have been reviewed and all have received near universal critical praise with high marks or perfect scores. This just furthers the gamers’ plight, leaving them with some very hard decisions to make holiday season.



Issue 5 • Nov. 4, 2011 •

Swimming ahead, making progress Water polo teams look forward to next season with fresh faces, talent by brian ratto


MAKING A SPLASH: The goalie defends against a drive at a recent scrimmage, top left. Women players practice shooting against a defender, bottom left. Goalie Gianna Pioli defends against a another player during a recent scrimmage, top right.

With teams full of fresh faces the Delta Aquatics men’s and women’s water polo teams have high hopes for next season. Changes in the Lady Mustangs coaching staff have led to more bonding outside of the pool and harder practice sessions. “The goals for the rest of the season are to build up a young team, and be strong come next season” said newly hired Coach Kendra Klein, who is in her first year. Progressing over the season, the team has become a more cohesive. “The Lady Mustangs Water Polo team, who is slowly improving, is going to be at the top of their game,” said Klein. The Lady Mustangs have a record of 1-6, currently standing seventh in the division. Having an overall record of five wins and 13 loses, the team has made progress this season. “This season has gotten better from the beginning of the year,” said Gianna Pioli, sophomore goalie, 19. Lyndsey Phelps agrees. “We’ve progressed since the first game. Now we are keeping up with other teams,” said Phelps, two-meter defense and point. The Men’s Water Polo team has also been hard at work on

improvement. The team stands sixth in the conference, with a record of three wins, one loss and an overall record of nine wins, seven loses. NorCal Championships are the next step after regular season play, where the top water polo teams in Northern California compete. “This year has been a learning experience for this young team,” said sophomore Jakob Johnson, 19. At a recent practice the men’s team worked on six on six team scrimmage and passing to become a more cohesive team. “Working together as a fresh team, there is a goal to build chemistry,” said red shirt Paul Woodruff, 21 The team has to be in the top six to make NorCal, a goal of Coach Mike Maroney. “We need to place top 6 to make NorCal, to guarantee a place in NorCal we need to place top 4 or even top 3,” said Maroney. Recently the team focused on shooting and scrimmages. “We have had a good season so far, though it was a rough beginning,” said sophomore Adam Peterson, 19. The water polo season is wrapping up with the Big Eight Conference being held Nov. 4-5. The event will be all day at the June Fergusson Pool, on the San Joaquin Delta College campus.

SEASON WRAP-UP Nov. 4-5 All Day Big 8 Conference Championships at Delta College Nov. 11-12 All Day NorCal Championships at College of San Mateo Nov. 18-19 All Day State Championships at Cerritos College



Issue 5 • Nov. 4, 2011 •

Swap spreads written word


Wellness Club promotes healthy lifestyle, disease awareness by jung min hong

San Joaquin Delta College Wellness Club promotes a healthy lifestyle based on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions of wellness. The Wellness Club’s goal works for both on campus and in the community to raise awareness and educate people about a variety issues related to health and wellness. The activities the Wellness Club are involved in center on education fundraising for organizations that support research and aid those with health issues, and extracurricular outdoor activities that challenge both the mind and body. The Wellness Club is holding a fundraiser for breast cancer awareness this month. ”[The Wellness Club] will sell items that support the cause; 10% of the profits will go to the American Cancer Society, and the rest to the club,” said club president Holly Morfin. “For people who love helping people and are interested in living a healthy lifestyle and promoting health and wellness, this club is for you”* Holly Morfin said. If you are interested in Wellness Club, visit DeRicco 374 on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You can also contact Holly Morfin, at (209) 915-4355 or


EXCHANGING KNOWLEDGE: Students peruse the selection at the Oct. 27 event inside Danner Hall, sponsored by the Writer’s Guild. At the event, patrons were allowed to leave books and pick up new books.


Delta hosts workshop to aid job-seekers

For more information email Morice Mabry at or Tienne Weyer at

Spring registration dates

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by heidi haack

An employment workshop, Eliminate Employment Struggles, is a workshop being presented by San Joaquin Delta College Saturday, Nov. 5th. The free workshop emphasizes job-searching skills, maximizing business relationships, goalreaching tips and tools for finding and securing a job. Questions will be answered about sending out multiple resumes and getting no reply, finding the right position for you and advice on what to do next. The workshop also advises and encourages positive thinking in job searches. The workshop will be held in the West Forum, beginning at 9 a.m. It runs through 4 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Registration for the spring semester begins soon. Here are some important dates to remember: Nov. 7 - Nov. 23: Request a registration date and time or check your assigned registration date by logging into “Online Registration” on the Delta website. Nov. 10 - Nov. 23: Register online on or after your assigned registration date and time. Nov. 28 - Jan. 12: Open registration. Jan. 12: Registration closes at 4 p.m. For more information about important registration and financial aid dates, visit the Delta College website at


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The Collegian -- Published Nov. 4, 2011  

Issue 5 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2011-12 school year.

The Collegian -- Published Nov. 4, 2011  

Issue 5 of The Collegian, the student newspaper at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, Calif. for the 2011-12 school year.