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Friday, Feb. 25, 2011 • Volume #48, Issue #9
New policy to enforce specified Free Speech Zones
One president from three candidates
By James Striplin Staff Writer Those seeking to express themselves on campus are limited on where they can, due to a new policy. Administrative Procedure 3760 gives the district the right to move citizens being disruptive to specific zones on campus. Free Speech Zones, as they are called, have been used throughout history to regulate the time and place of protesters and activists. The policy change comes to Delta because of previous demonstrations on campus raising complaints, such as the anti-abortion exposition. With the old policy, it was hard for the campus to regulate events to create a more comfortable environment. Dean of Planning, Research, and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Matthew Wetstein proposed changes to the old policy. “My general philosophy is to be very open about the First Amendment,” he said. “But sometimes it goes too far.” One zone is around the Joe Serna Amphitheater, and is labeled as Non-Amplified. This means that while within this zone, no one is allowed to create noise that agitates others sharing the same area. A second zone is located on the grassy side of Blanchard Gym.
See Free Speech, Page 2
News in Brief
Apps for graduation, degrees, certificates due March 1 By Daryl Bunao Editor-in-chief
Delta College’s website recently updated to allow students to submit graduation, degree and certificate applications online. The final day to submit applications is Tuesday, March 1. The website allows students access to download and print the necessary forms and checklist documents. The evaluation office in the DeRicco Building offers additional help in filling out the applications. To submit applications online, visit: http:// deltacollege.edu/dept/ar/admissions/evaluations. html
PHOTOS BY: SEAN REILLY
FORUMS: Delta College hosted three forums last Tuesday, Feb. 15 with superintendent
candidates Jeff Marsee, above, Kevin Walthers, top left, and Kimberly Perry, bottom left.
Board chooses Marsee as Delta superintendent
By Sean Reilly Staff Writer The San Joaquin Delta College Board of Trustees voted 7-0 to confirm the selection of Dr. Jeff Marsee as the new president/superintendent of the campus. Marsee was chosen from a pool of three candidates to replace Dr. Raul Rodriguez, who resigned last spring to become chancellor at Rancho Santiago Community College District in Orange County. “Dr. Jeff Marsee has experience and command how to run a college,” said board member C. Jennet Stebbins, who added that Marsee was “very approachable.” Board member Steve Castellanos said Marsee is “the best candidate at this time.” Marsee signed a three-year contract at $235,768 a year. He leaves his current position president/superintendent of the College of the Redwoods in Eureka to begin at Delta on May 1.
He comes to Delta amid controversy, which he touched on last week at a forum involving all three presidential candidates inside the Tillie Lewis Theatre. A 2010 story in The Journal, a Humboldt County alternative weekly newspaper, included quotes from campus staff at College of the Redwoods decrying his leadership, saying Marsee created a “hostile” environment for staff, according to the story. In the forum last week, Marsee took responsibility for not having conversations with the California State Employees Association specifically. He also addressed his plans for Delta at the forum. “I would get to know the employees and see where their talents are located, and spend time in the community,” Marsee said. Marsee, 61, was hired after a sixmonth search for president. The administration announced a forum featuring Marsee, Dr. Kevin G. Walther’s, vice chancellor for administration for the West Virginia Com-
munity and Technical College system and West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Dr. Kimberly Perry, vice president of academic affairs at Los Angeles City College. All three spoke to a small crowd and answered questions from the audience on subjects ranging from the budget to veteran’s affairs to cafeteria hours. The board voted unanimously to approve Marsee a week later. “I plan to be at Delta College until I retire,” said Marsee last week. Marsee was previously a vice president of administrative serves at El Camino College in Torrance. He’s also worked in academic affairs and has taught as an adjunct and full time faculty member at the community and four-year college levels. He was hired at College of the Redwoods in 2008. Dr. Susan Cota has served in an interim position as president/superintendent since August 2010. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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ASBG suffers from small staff, unable to fill positions until fall By Charnae Davenport Features Editor Last fall, less than five percent of students voted for the students who would represent them as a whole. The Associated Student Body Government (ASBG) is a staff of 17. This semester there are nine. The entire student population depends on those nine students to make decisions and serve them to their best ability. “When something comes up and students get upset and don’t understand why tuition was raised…It’s because they don’t go to meetings or get involved,” said Marlon Stewart the VP of flea market affairs.” Current ASBG members suffer by picking up the slack from unfilled positions. This
poses a problem for ASBG members because the staff already has the responsibilities of a student, along with their time consuming roles in student government, all while maintaining a personal life. “Were elected by students, for students,” said ASBG president Patrice Burke. “It’s about finding that balance and working out their priorities.” The remaining eight positions will linger until fall. According to the ASBG constitution, the staff is unable to run another election until then. When elections do occur, it is vital that students participate. “This is a community college,” said ASBG’s Treasurer Katie Isabel. “It takes everyone to run it.” An area of growth for ASBG falls in the hands of the advisor.
Last year, Solyn Laney served as the interim advisor of student activities. Laney was temporary, but he also served a longer term than other advisors who weren’t provisional. This semester is the first for current advisor Asia Butler where high hopes remain. ASBG president Patrice Burke compared this situation to a football team. If a football team had a different coach every year, they wouldn’t be as powerful. This concept applies to what ASBG faces. “We must get away from the traditional standard and seek which way we need to go,” said Gwendolyn Primous the student representative for the board of trustees. The solution though, lies in the hands of the student population. If they continue to not care for facilities on campus designed on their behalf, the future of Delta students could be in turmoil. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: email@example.com
Psychiatric Tech Program receives state funds after two-year wait By Alexandria Sanchez Staff Writer
Delta’s Psychiatric Technician Program was awarded $1.3 million in funds by the state of California. In 2008, the state proposed a prison hospital in Stockton. Now expected to open in 2013, the money comes from a contract between Delta College and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to train future San Joaquin County psych techs. The two-year time gap between initial plans and resources becoming available was the result of a lawsuit by city of Stockton, San Joaquin County, and the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department over a lack of acknowledgment and support given by the state to the local community. Delta College, which was not involved in the lawsuit, had to wait until a settlement was reached in August 2010 in order to begin talks for funding. The school received approval from the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians to increase the programs admission numbers on Dec. 2, the day after the contract was signed. “We went right down to the deadline to make sure this program started,” said Dean of Workforce and Economic Development for Delta Dr. Hazel Hill. As one of 11 Psychiatric Technician programs in the state, Delta is expected to train 270 technicians with the newly received financial resources. The money will be awarded in monthly allowances of just over $37,000 in a three-year span. “It’s a great opportunity to show that we’ve got funding now that we need to use efficiently and effectively,” said Hill. “There’s too many times when we get funding and the funding goes away…and you never know we had it. I want this to leave a very positive mark.” Currently the schools program has 40 tech students enrolled for the year 2011. This number is expected to almost double in the 2012 year as a result of the expanding resources and support the funding allows. Students who are chosen for the program based on such requirements as prerequisites and grade-point average are then placed in a 46 week, five-day a week curriculum. Adjunct Associate Professor of the psychiatric program John Schaeffer estimates to be 18 months of studies, the technician training can act for many as the title stepping stone for other career endeavors ranging from nursing to psychology. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Speech: Limited number of zones concerns campus clubs A third zone at the Mountain House campus is located near the West Entry and is adjacent to the parking lot. Not everyone feels secure about this new policy, including Brian Wick, president of Delta Pride. The club works for equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight people on campus. “(Delta Pride) relies on our country’s right of free speech. We express our own views that
can be quite controversial to some people,” said Wick. “I don’t think its right that we have been limited to zones.” Though the policy isn’t clear on what could be considered disruptive, leadership in the past has upheld good judgment. To read a copy of the new procedures effecting free speech on campus, visit http://bit.ly/ ehleDv, file 3760. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: email@example.com
Correction In Issue 8 of The Collegian, published Feb. 11, the headline for the story about financial aid for veterans is considered misleading. It should read, “GI bills aid student veterans with financial aid.”
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Collegian Production staff
Editorial: Miserable? Seriously? For the second time in three years Forbes Magazine has named Stockton the most miserable city in America. The unscientific study gives Stocktonians something to talk about and livens up conversation, but is the article true? We believe Stockton is what you make of it. The Collegian staff, many of whom live in Stockton, feel it is not the worst place in the country to live. But we acknowledge our area has been harder hit by the poor economy and lack of jobs in the area. Staff members from out of town, though, tell us another story. They say they only come to Stockton for school, instead heading to Sacramento in the north and Modesto in the south for entertainment and shopping. Does this prove Stockton is miserable? No, it proves people would rather go elsewhere for those specific things. We are of the mind that because of a lack of entertainment, the youth of Stockton have something of an idle-hands syndrome With nothing to do, our peers seek out there own way to entertain themselves, sometimes illegally. Once a Stocktonian is involved in an organization that is known for causing trouble it is hard to get out and the city has to deal with the repercussions. There’s also an issue of crime. In the last few years the City of Stockton cut funding to the police force, taking officers from the streets and cutting out the Narcotics Unit entirely. Doing so has means fewer good guys to catch the bad guys and allowing for more local news feature on criminals running wild. Does that make Stockton miserable? No, it’s a symptom of the economy. And that’s not the whole story. There’s a lot in Stockton
that makes it a great place too. The Collegian staff believes that if you dig deep enough you will find that there is a thriving art scene in Stockton. We have the Stockton Symphony, The Haggin Museum, The Children’s Museum and amazing local musicians, usually featured in this newspaper’s entertainment section. There are event centers such as the Stockton Civic Theater, Bob Hope Theatre, Stockton Arena, Stockton Ballpark, Faye Spanos Concert Hall and Atherton Auditorium. All host an array of arts and sports events. We also have notable minor league sports. The Stockton Thunder and Stockton Ports teams enjoy a large audience and are a beloved part of Stockton. And we can’t forget the beautiful Delta, with miles upon miles of water front property and excellent boating. Forbes Magazine thinks Stockton is miserable because of the high crime rate, the poor housing market and the 18 percent unemployment rate. Is the city struggling? Yes. But that’s not the whole story. Stockton residents are working to fight this stigma, specifically long-time Stocktonian Gregory Basso. The retired business owner posted a YouTube video entitled “Fighting Forbes” showing that Stockton has a quality of life statistics cannot show. He highlights the location of Stockton, the University of Pacific and solid agricultural production as reasons Stockton is not miserable, among many others. Stockton has problems. All cities do. We urge Forbes — and you— to look around, beyond the graffiti, the crime, the foreclosures and the unemployment. We think you may find a jewel of a city before you.
Do you think Stockton is miserable?
Editor-in-Chief Daryl Bunao News Editor Daryl Bunao Feature Editor Charnae davenport Opinion Editor Brian Ratto Entertainment Editor Kirstie Haruta Club Corner Editor Jessica Blanke Sports Editor Eric Culpepper Copy Editors Charnae davenport Evelyn Palacio Online Editor Matthew Wilson Staff Writers Maikalina Madali Sean Reilly Alexandria Sanchez Cassandra Sellers Valerie Smith James Striplin John Wallace Faculty Adviser Tara Cuslidge-Staiano
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“Stockton is miserable because of the vibe.” Stefany Ensor , 19 Sophomore
“Stockton is not miserable it is just a misconception led on by the housing bubble bursting.” Kristy Godina, 32 Sophomore
“It is worse on paper than in real life.” Jim Sanchez, 22 Sophomore
“No, we’re on the way up from Sacramento.” Elizabeth Elliott , 26 Sophomore
— Compiled by Brian Ratto
The Collegian will reinvigorate the credo that The Collegian speaks for the students, checks abuses of power and stands vigilant in the protection of democracy and free speech.
Entertainment Issue 9 • Feb. 25, 2011 • www.deltacollegian.com
Delta hosts inaugural choral festival By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor Delta College hosted its first Choral Festival on Feb. 16. The event was organized by Germán Aguilar, director of choral activities at Delta College. Participating high school choirs included the McNair Choraliers and Chanticleers, the Lodi Meistersingers and Concert Choir, the Chavez Advanced Honors Show Choir, and the Lincoln Chamber Choir, Concert Choir and Sinfonia Voce.
Delta’s own Delta Singers also took to the stage, performing movements from Vivaldi’s “Gloria.” Clinician Dr. Magen Soloman, who is in her fifteenth season as Artistic Director of the San Francisco Choral Artists, gave each choir a brief clinic after the performances. Aguilar said the festival was a great success and hopes for more high schools to participate in the coming years. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: email@example.com
HIGH SCHOOL VOICES:
Paul Kimball directs Lincoln High School’s Concert Choir in their performances of “Colorado Trail” and “Fiddler Man,” above. Dr. Magen Solomon gets Lodi High School’s Concert Choir to loosen up and add energy to their performances, left.
PHOTOS BY: KIRSTIE HARUTA
SINGERS’ LESSON: Clinician Dr. Magen Solomon critiques Delta’s
This weekend in local entertainment FEB. 25
FEB. 26 Divided We Fall, Symbolik, From the Dead, Aurora Sunset, Hollow from Within, Nexdeus, Your Hero is a Villain, Astoria, Genocide, Death Support Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 2:30 p.m. $6
Skouts Honor, Camporia, Watch the Fireworks, Fireproof Skylines Plea for Peace Center, Stockton @ 7 p.m. $5
Caliban Blackwater Cafe, Stockton @ 7:30 p.m. $12
Tater Famin, Roy Dean, Rust Water, Johnny Young Blackwater Cafe, Stockton @ 8 p.m. $5
Visit us online at deltacollegian.com for more events.
FEB. 27 Swing Dolls: The Ultimate USO Tour Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, Tracy @ 2 p.m. Visit atthegrand.org for tickets Season Finale: California Cougars vs. Edmonton Drillers Stockton Arena @ 3 p.m. For tickets, call 209-373-1700 For groups of 10 or more, call 209-3731550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Esperanza who? By Cassandra Sellers Staff Writer
PHOTO COURTESY OF JASON CLARK
Jason Clark’s music brings a summer vibe to the winter cold By Kirstie Haruta Entertainment Editor Musician, producer and Delta student Jason Clark is ready to say goodbye to winter and hello to a productive summer. What began as a collection of funny songs about two years ago turned into something more when Clark experienced a classic motivator for artists — heartbreak. Now at 22, the indie hip-hop/pop artist has recorded two mixes and gained performance experience with a live band. In his writing, Clark strives to capture the large spectrum of human emotion and convey personal experiences, all the while maintaining a sound as down-to-earth and laid back as himself. “I talk about what’s close to me, what’s relatable,” said Clark. He has a wide variety of bands and artists contribute to his inspiration, including City and Color, Coconut Records, Travie McCoy and Shwayze. He also possesses a wide variety of artistic skills. Along with writing, composing music For music by Jason Clark, visit and beats, and performing, Clark is purevolume.com/JasonClark. responsible for his own recording, production and the creation of the videos Follow @JasonClarkDude on that accompany some of his songs. Though he enjoys the creative freedom Twitter for updates. that comes with self-production, songs on both his “Whoa, Easy Tiger!” and “The Lone Ranger” mixes feature friends and fellow musicians providing guest vocals. Other than a rather random feature on a college radio show in Russia, Clark’s music has stayed fairly close to his home of Manteca His performance spaces have included Modesto Virtual and Fresno State University, and he has been featured on KWIN’s “Unsigned at 9” segment. Clark plans to “get serious” this year, aiming to record a summer EP and an album in the future. “My goal is to get exposure,” said Clark. “During the summertime, I’ll be doing more shows.” A week ago, Clark released a video for his song “2 A.M.” (produced by Me Gusta) on YouTube, getting viewers into a summery, party-season mood. All of Clark’s music is available for free. For him, it’s not about the money, but about the opportunity for self-expression. “Be yourself,” he said, as advice to other artists. “Have fun with it. People take art and music too seriously. You might as well enjoy it. Do what brings joy to you.”
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The Best New Artist category at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards included the expected choices – Justin Bieber and Drake – and a mix of newcomers, one of which surprised everyone. Those artists include Florence and the Machine, Mumford and Sons and Esperanza Spalding, the last of which won the award. On Feb. 13, recording artists John Legend and Jewel went up to the podium ready to announce the winner for Best New Artist category. Anticipation was building in everyone’s minds. Who would it be? They chimed in together “And the Grammy for best new artists goes to…” Then John Legend said, “Esperanza Spalding.” The crowd was applauding but some faces looked confused. Who is Esperanza Spalding? Born in 1984 and raised in Portland, Oregon, the American multi-instrumentalist Esperanza – which means hope in Spanish – Spalding was raised by her mother, according to biographical information. At a very young age she was home taught and it was then that Spalding found out she had a unique learning style. Spalding taught herself how to play the violin, and after one year was invited to play with the Chamber Music Society of Oregon, a community orchestra that was open to both children and adult musicians. She stayed with the group for ten years. At 16, she left high school permanently and earned her GED. Having earned a scholarship, she enrolled in the music program at Portland State University. There she studied among people who had been in the music industry for many years, while she had just begun. However, it wasn’t long before PHOTO COURTESY OF they seen her true talent shine through. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS Spalding was then hired as an instructor at the prestigious Berklee College of Music at 20. This made her the youngest faculty member in the history of the college. In 2006, she released her first solo album, “Junjo.” On her 2008 album “Esperanza,” Spalding sings in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Soon after release, “Esperanza” went straight to the top of Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart where it remained for over 70 weeks. Her popularity and reputation began to spread and in May 2010 she was featured in an anniversary issue of Oprah Winfrey’s Magazine “O” in “Women on the Rise.” She was also nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for their 2010 Jazz Award for Up and Coming Artist of the Year. Spalding’s August 2010 release “Chamber Music Society” was her third solo album, and after lots of hard work, her music began to spread to a wider audience. With all her previous notoriety, Spalding doesn’t exactly seem like a “Best New Artist,” but at the age of 25, she won the Grammy. Yet, it seemed – despite all of her previous accomplishments – Grammy viewers, specifically the pop crowd, were disappointed that fresh-faced Justin Bieber didn’t win. A Facebook update letting people know I was writing this story and asking their opinions of Spalding, brought Bieber-lovers out. Friends who have daughters told me I “didn’t understand” the obsession. “He’s been through a lot,” one said. Videos online are circulating with young people crying over Bieber’s loss. Bieber’s popularity was recently showcased in the movie “Never Say Never.” Spalding doesn’t have a movie. But her story is just as appealing, if not more so. Look up some of her videos. Read stories about her. There’s far more than meets the eye. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Student identification card ticket to discounts By Matthew Wilson Online Editor Money. It’s something many college students don’t have a lot of. It’s something that, given the option, many would like to save. Unfortunately for the student population of Stockton, not many shops offer discounts to students. But if you have a student identification card, and know where to look, you can save a few bucks.
There’s no formal, up-to-date list of places that offer student discounts available. A list is on Associated Student Body Government’s website, but hasn’t been updated since Dec. 14, 2009. This makes finding the deals available to students somewhat difficult. “Go to the store with your ID and ask,” suggested Patrice Burke, ASBG President, when asked how to find deals. “I love the new student id discount. I love that Java Jitters offers it,” said Jessica Rhoades, freshman, when asked about the discounts. “I’m glad Delta is For a full list of giving students an discounts we were incentive to buy food able to discover, visit on campus.” deltacollegian.com. Other students If you know of a interviewed were student ID discount similarly unaware of that’s not listed, off-campus student e-mail us at deltacoldiscounts. email@example.com. There are more discounts available in the area than what’s on campus, however. Another way to find potential student specials is to use the Internet. Sites such as yelp.com allow people to post reviews of stores and restaurants, and reviewers sometimes add details about available discounts. And there are discounts and specials available,
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mostly in the food sector. For the stereotypical starving college student, this can be quite the boon. Mountain Mike’s Pizza, at 1000 W. Robinhood Dr., offers a 15-percent discount on large pizzas to students, for example. L&L Hawaiian Barbecue at 4555 N. Pershing Ave. offers a free drink. Danner Hall and Java Jitters on campus both offer 15-percent discounts as well. Of course, these deals are only available to students with a valid school identification card. ID CARDS: Student identifcation cards are To obtain an available in the bookstore. identification card, simply purchase one from the bookstore for $8, then go to the ASBG office in Shima 101 to have your picture taken. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist celebrates ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ By Brian Ratto Opinion Editor Delta College graduate Tracey Snelling's work will be on display at the L.H. Horton Gallery through March 25. Snellings art has been exhibited all over the world, most recently at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, NY. Snelling answered questions through an e-mail interview about her Delta exhibit, "A Sort of Homecoming." Question: What do you miss about Delta? Answer: “When I was at Delta, there was a great group of 4 or 5 creative students in the photo department — Steven, Kim, Charles, and Scott, as well as Jacques Munger, the lab tech. It was a wonderful, unique experience to have so many interesting, experimental artists together at one time in a junior college. This group of people and our desire to experiment with the boundaries
of photography influenced me quite a bit at that time.” Question: When you were a student at Delta what was your favorite class? Answer: “Photography was definitely my favorite. But I also remember liking some of the biology/physical science classes.” Question: What made you want to be an artist? Answer: “Since I was young, I liked drawing and painting. It was always something I could lose myself in, and forget about time and everything else.” Question: What did you do to get out of Delta College and into the world of art? Answer: “I left Delta and joined the California Conservation Corps, doing environmental work and traveling. I returned to Delta for a semester to finish my AA degree, then worked as a fire fighter with the US Forest Service while going to the University of New Mexico for art and photography. Taking
breaks from school to work in jobs that were unrelated to art, I realized that I still had the desire to study and make art. Once I had a few good bodies of work, I began sending packets to galleries, and started getting into exhibits. Question: Who was your inspiration for your art work? Answer: “I have had many inspirations. A few of my early inspirations were Bosch, Cindy Sherman, the Starn Twins, David Lynch, and David Levinthal. Others I find interesting today are Francis Bacon, Tom Sachs, Pipilotti Rist, and Hans Op de Beeck.” Question: How did you feel coming back to Delta to do an exhibit? Answer: “It’s nice to come back and have an exhibit at a place that influenced me early on. It’s also a strange feeling to return to a place that I have not been to in 20 years or so. Maybe I will feel like I stepped into a David Lynch film!”
PHOTO BY: BRIAN RATTO
HOMECOMING: Tracey Snelling sets up her work in the L.H. Horton
Gallery on Tuesday. Her show runs through March 25. Question: If there was one thing you wanted the students and staff of Delta to get out of the exhibit? Answer: “I hope that my indepth exploration of everyday places encourages people to stop and look around them more carefully. The mini mart
on the corner or house down the street has details, people and stories that our more interesting than we often acknowledge.”
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Club Corner Issue 9 • Feb. 25, 2011 • www.deltacollegian.com
Generation4Change to host March events By Jessica Blanke Club Corner Editor
PHOTO COURTESY OF GENERATION4CHANGE
Generation4Change, the collaborative effort between the Invisible Children and Tom’s Shoes clubs, are keeping themselves busy with events to spread awareness of the living conditions of children in Africa. During the first week of March the group will host a movie screening and a benefit concert. Proceeds of the concert will go to the Schools4Schools program. The first event on March 2 is a screening of the movie “Tony.” It chronicles Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord’s Republic Army, and his travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan and the Central African Republic. The screening is being held in the West Forum and begins at 6pm. It is free to the public. The benefit concert is being held at downtown Stockton’s Plea for Peace Center on March 5. Local artists Reggie Ginn, Landen Belardes, Lynsie McRoberts and Filbert will be performing. There will also be a special guest appearance by Duncan Penn, one of the four friends from MTV’s documentary series “The Buried Life.” It begins at 6 p.m. and admission is $10. The admission price for anyone wearing Tom’s Shoes is only $7. Proceeds from the concert are being saved for School4Schools, a program ran by the Invisible Children group. It supports schools in Northern Uganda by pairing them with American schools who run local fundraising campaigns. Delta’s Generation4Change group was paired with the Keyo School last fall and raised $775. The group is not sure which school it will be paired with next. “We have a sister school assigned to each school in the fall. But we will just fund raise all year around and then donate everything we have earned then,” said Briana Santos, president of Generation4Change. Generation4Change holds meetings each Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Holt 133. The club can also be found on Facebook. To contact this reporter, e-mail at:
PHOTOS BY: STEPHANIE JACINTO
PERFORMING ON MARCH 5: Reggie Ginn,
top, and Filbert, bottom, will be performing at the Generation4Change concert.
Upcoming Clubs’ Night a must-go for M.E.Ch.A. welcomes new members all member organizations By Maikalina Madali Staff Writer Every semester, ASBG provides an opportunity for all Delta College club members to mingle and raise money, while still managing to keep it fun and entertaining. What is the theme this semester? Simply put, club pride. Members can come decked out in attire that represents the club that they are affiliated with. “The purpose of Clubs’ Night is to foster social networking between the
different clubs,” said Vice President of Student Affairs Julius Watters. Club members are invited to sign up for a night of a free dinner with entertainment. “We also give the clubs a chance to win money with games and competitions,” says Watters. This semester’s Clubs’ Night will be held on March 4 in Danner Hall. Registration begins at 4 p.m. and events are held from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: email@example.com
Calling all clubs Would you like to have your club or event featured in an upcoming issue of The Collegian? Send information, with contact names and numbers, to the news staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail Club Corner Editor Jessica Blanke at email@example.com.
By Evelyn Palacio Staff Writer
meet people from different countries and giving back to the community by doing community service. Despite not having a president or Activities include a camping trip to a permanent meeting place as of yet, New Hogan Lake this semester. the M.E.Ch.A. Club welcomes new On March 18 M.E.Ch.A. will host members. a blood drive in honor M.E.Ch.A. stands of Cesar Chavez on the for Movimiento Delta College campus. Estudiantil Chicano The club will also de Aztlán. host celebrations on The Delta College campus for Cesar chapter is part of a Chavez Day on March larger, nationwide 31 and Cinco De Mayo organization. on May 5. The club focuses M.E.Ch.A. currently on community meets in the Shima service and SOURCE: M.E.CH.A. ORGANIZATION Lounge every Friday at outreach, as well 1 p.m. as being politically The club can be involved regarding actions such as the contacted at deltacollegemecha@yahoo. recent budget cuts. com. “It’s a really great national organization,” said club advisor Anthony Martinez. To contact this reporter, e-mail at: Martinez said he enjoys getting to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Delta ready to make noise
Athlete of the issue Pat Livingston #11
Mustangs win 9th in a row, head into playoffs
By John Wallace Staff Writer Throughout the first half of the Lady Mustangs 62-38 victory against Modesto Junior College it washard to believe the team who had been on a eight-game winning streak was in fact the Mustangs. Nevertheless the halftime score was 29-20, a bit of a disappointment to head coach Gina Johnson. “I thought the first half we played really poorly, (we) had a hard time converting and finishing,” said Johnson. Positives in the early going were consistent ball movement, effective full court pressure, and the assertion of sophomore forward Gabby Munsch, who was a force in the paint. Throughout the second half the Lady Mustangs kept up the suffocating defense, but more importantly the team began to wear down the Pirates of MJC. Wendy Canez’s three pointer midway through the second half put Delta up by 15. The lead continued to build with Canez’s slick pass to Lynice Shallberger for a reverse layup that seemed to be the dagger. The win is especially important to Johnson and the team because it assures Delta a first round home game for the playoffs. “We’ll probably be a five seed and we’ll play at home a good chance next Saturday against a 12 or 13 seed,” said Johnson, who’s team is hitting th
Position: Guard Favorite Athlete: Kobe Bryant Highlight: Scored 14 points in a victory against Modesto Junior College.
Men’s basketball on to the next one The No. 15 Mustangs have won seven of their last eight games to finish off the regular season and continued with a 95-83 victory over visiting Hartnell Wednesday. The team now advances to the second round of the playoffs. The Mustangs travel to face No. 2 Fresno City College at 7 p.m., Saturday.
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DEFENSE: Lynice Shallberger, #22, and teammates
deny a MJC player the basket.
stride at just the right time. “Hopefully we keep improving, ‘cause that’s our goal,” Johnson added. We’re a little unpredictable as a team sometimes but they work really hard.”
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Outfielder Casey McCurdy smashes a home run into left field.
Saturday Men’s baseball at home vs. Cabrillo, 1 p.m. Women’s basketball playoffs vs. No. 12 Solano, 7 p.m. Blanchard Gymnasium Men’s basketball at home vs. Fresno City College, 7 p.m.
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