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Jazz up your swing Steven Katona In Motion Staff Writer Every February Americans take time to reflect on the civil rights of free people and a free nation. While some might believe that the civil rights movement was a game of politics played by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, baseball ─ America’s favorite pastime ─ had a pivotal position in the effort. Students and professors alike gathered at Daytona State College’s Theater Center for Byron Motley’s lecture on “The Negro Baseball League.” For those unfamiliar with him, Byron is the definition of a renaissance man. Not only is he a photographer, author and singer, but he also is in the process of filming his first documentary on the subject. Byron’s father, Bob Motley, was an umpire for the Negro Baseball League from 1947 through 1958. He simply says, “It’s always been an interest.” Since he began researching the history of the league 14 years ago, Byron has met more than 200 people who were a part of the old baseball league. The senior Motley was an animated umpire. People used to come to the games to watch him jump up into the air and kick his legs out into a split when he called a player out. The players and teams often acted in the same flashy way. There’s an old joke that some of the teams took names from other baseball leagues and put “Black” in front of them. Byron said his favorite was the “Black Crackers,” named after the minor league team the Atlanta Crackers. But being a part of the Negro Baseball League was no joking matter. The players were fierce and truly played for the love of the game, with most having to take a second job during the off season, says Byron. The team jersey Byron was wearing throughout his lecture last month came from the Kansas City Monarchs. The Monarchs are like the Yankees of the

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Byron Motley speaks highly of his father, Bob Motley, who was an umpire in the Negro Baseball League. Negro Baseball League, winning 26 world championships during their era. Perhaps what is more memorable for the average person was a player that sprung from this team, Jackie Robinson. Robinson is best known as being the first black player in the Major League. Current research, however, indicates that may not be entirely true. Byron believes that a man named Moses Fleetwood Walker might have been the first, but he is still documenting that controversial finding. Still, it is irrefutable that Robinson greatly contributed to the civil rights movement by paving the way for African-American athletes to enter the Major League.


For African-Americans during the ’30s and ‘40s, baseball was not just a sport, it was a way of life. Even today, fans can thank the Negro Baseball League for its contributions. Helmets, for example, were used to protect the players from the pitcher after hitting a homerun. Pitchers would purposely throw the ball at their head the next time they came to bat. Night games were also introduced, from the Negro Leagues, as a way of bringing more people to the games. Jackie Robinson wasn’t the only great player that started in the Negro Baseball League. Leroy “Satchel” Paige, James “Cool Papa” Bell and Hank Aaron, to



name a few, all played for the league,too. Athletes everywhere appreciate what the men and women of the Negro Baseball League had the courage to do and fight for. There were at least three women who played in the league, according to Byron. Kyle Dahl, assistant coach for DSC’s men’s baseball team, said, “I thought the lecture was great.” His whole team attended the lecture to pay homage to the history of baseball’s past. PBS will broadcast Motley’s documentary on the Negro Baseball League sometime around this time next year. “It is an important piece of American history, more about life than baseball,” he says.




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Do you sacrifice your right to privacy by using social media? Interviews by Jeremy Dilts and Photos by Lance Rothwell

Aria Brunning, 18 Marine Biology

Patrick Lewis, 19 Engineering

Crystal Britt, 22 Pre-Law

“Not really. I don’t put stuff up I don’t want on the Web.”

“I don’t think so. You have a choice to go on those sites.”

“Not really. I use the privacy setting on Facebook.”

“Yeah, you do give it up. When it goes public, it goes public.”

Corrin Lawrence, 19 Psychology

David Osorio, 25 Music Education

Diana Najera, 18 Dental Hygiene

Corina Green, 20 General ED

“You choose to give up your privacy when using the sites. You choose what to put up on the site.”

“Depends on what you put on the site. I don’t put up a lot of personal stuff on there.”

“To an extent. I don’t put my whole life on there.”

“My Facebook is set to private, but I’m sure they get the info somehow.”


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Social media sheds anonymity, but makes Web better As Facebook prepares to begin selling stock with an initial public offering (IPO) of $100 million for their social network, criticism of its effect on internet privacy continue to become stronger. That criticism is unwarranted because Facebook is simply molding their view on privacy around our generation – a generation that doesn’t just devalue privacy, we are immune. Instead of asking for a phone number in casual conversation, many ask, “Are you on Facebook?” Being disconnected from Mark Zuckerberg’s social network might as well make you a phantom. Boasting a user total of 845 million, advertising is the primary revenue source of Facebook according to recently released documents with their IPO filing. In 2011, advertising was $3.1 billion of $3.7 billion in total profits. These advertisements are displayed on the side of your “News Feed” and most recently your photos, when browsing. Many have voiced their concern about the uncanny relevance of those in-page advertisements, which use information you have provided to cater the ads specifically to you. For example, by “liking” a pizza chain, you may soon find an advertisement for 15 percent off a large pepperoni pizza. If a merchant is offering a discount that is pertinent to your interests, what’s the problem? You can’t be concerned about privacy while also posting your name, photo, interests and more on a social

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Facebook is a worldwide website valued by many businesses and organizations throughout the world. network. Being able to network online fills a need that many share, a need to be connected with others at all times. Many feel the void might be worth sacrificing online obscurity. If you feel differently, the best way to

voice that concern is to avoid signing for websites that require you to “accept” those terms before joining. Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ will always be places consumers can use to interact with their friends and family, but

as with any company, they will always have profits in mind. We enter an online “marketplace” every time we power on our computers. Once we recognize this, our concerns with privacy will fade away.

Technology chains education to drug-like addiction Austin King In Motion Staff Writer As new technology is further incorporated into classrooms in Kyrene, Ariz. test scores have stagnated. The results coming from this school district should be forewarning to a nation obsessed with powerpoint presentations, tablets and e-books. With over $60 billion invested in technology for classrooms in the last two decades, an important question needs to be asked. Is technology necessary to learn? The answer is simple, no. While many students learn in different ways, a tablet is not a necessary component for any child to learn. Those who spread a doomsday outlook on education without

technology are invested in the products themselves. Critical thinking, learning how to read, understanding math problems - all of these essential parts of education do not need technology. Interestingly enough, while initiatives in education are pushing technology, new research is showing college students have a concerning, drug-like addiction to technology. “Unplugged,” a study conducted by the University of Maryland, found that nearly four out of every five students had mental and physical pain when asked to abstain from using technology for one day. In fact, a survey by the technology firm TeleNav found that more than 50 percent

of Americans would surrender chocolate, alcohol and caffeine for a week before they even considered parting with their phones. Trying to mix education with gadgets that are tied to the “social” aspects of life is a recipe for disaster. When considering the massive budget cuts in education around the state of Florida in recent years, it would be truly heartbreaking to know how many jobs could have been saved if students our priorities weren’t school-issued laptops and new iMacs for classrooms. From 2008 to 2012, Florida ranks sixth in the nation in budgets cuts to education, down 18.1 percent. This makes it just as surprising that state education officials

have proposed a five-year plan that will move all school textbooks to digital by 2015. David Simmons, Chairman of the Senate Pre-K-12 Appropriations Subcommittee said recently, “Digital is here. We can choose to ignore it, or we can choose to embrace it.” All these unnecessary changes to education paint a bleak future. Florida classrooms will closely resemble your local consumer electronics store: Laptops, tablets and other mind-numbing gadgets. You won’t find any sales associates though. They’ve already sold the people what they needed most - our legislature.


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News Calendar

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Campus Events EXHIBITS SOUTHEAST MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY — The SMP offers interactive and rotating exhibits in the Mori Hosseini Center, Bldg. 1200. Admission to the Museum is free. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Museum hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. 386-506-4475. March 2 - May 2, Contemporary Tintype Portraits - Keliy Anderson-Staley — Portraits of contemporary Americans, but each one is made as a unique and un-reproducible tintype image using a technology and a technique from the middle of the 19th century. These subjects appear as if they have been transported from an earlier and more serious time when the making of an image was a slow, difficult and rare event; when the image was a landmark in the sitter’s life and one of very few images that might ever be made of that person in their life. March 2 — 6-8 p.m., Artist’s talk and opening reception with Keliy Anderson-Staley A Tale of Two Cities: Eugene Atget’s Paris and Berenice Abbott’s New York — More than an exhibition of architectural photography, this show examines the work of two artists who were inextricably linked to each other and to the development of modern photography. Eugene Atget turned to photography after a career of acting on the stage and an earlier stint as a commercial seaman. He was dismayed by the amount of architectural history being destroyed during the modernization of Paris and began photographing the city’s shop fronts, streets and neighborhoods. March 2 — 6-8 p.m., Artist’s talk and opening reception with Eugene Atget. Through April 22,

THE ARTS ALOHA — March 2, 8 p.m. Elvis returns to Daytona Beach! Starring local Elvis tribute artist Michael Leone, “Aloha 2012” is a tribute to the music of the Elvis concert, Aloha from Hawaii. Joining Michael Leone will be an 11-piece band featuring Music Director, Eddie Uzzle. The original concert, “Aloha from Hawaii,” was seen nationwide, broadcast live via satellite, in 1973. The broadcast was the very first of its kind. Ticket prices are $20 for reserved seats or $30 for VIP seats. News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Davidson Theater. SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA — March 4, 2:30 p.m. The orchestra will perform a sampling of the lush and colorful music from the Romantic Era and 20th century. Please come and join one of Daytona Beach’s musical institutions in a program that is certain to entertain and inspire. News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Davidson Theater INSTRUMENTAL GALA — March 22, 7:30 p.m. A showcase of the wide range of our college’s instrumental ensembles. The music will represent everything from “classical” repertoire to jazz, and from large symphonic bands to intimate chamber


FRESH START FOR MEN — March 26-April 19, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. A program that assists men who desire to make a successful transition into career and technical training programs at Daytona State College. Students will explore career options, examine educational opportunities, and establish personal and career goals. They will also learn interview and job-readiness skills and how to create a resume for successful entrance into the workforce. Participants must have a high school diploma/GED or be referred by Adult Education. Classes meet over the course of four weeks on Monday-Thursdays. Free. Daytona Beach Campus, Wetherell Center (Bld. 100), Rm. 219. Call 386- 506-3982. FRESH START — Homemakers Program, March

Surfland: Joni Sternbach — Historic technique meets contemporary subject in the stunning luminosity of SurfLand. On the beaches of Montauk’s Ditch Plains and Rhode Island to Malibu, Del Mar and Rincon in California, and most recently on Australia’s Pacific Coast, Sternbach’s distinctive process lures surfers to pose for her camera and results in what the photographer calls “part performance, part laboratory.”

Fluidrive-Modern Daguerrotypes: Curtis Wehrfritz— The series is focused on the use of ritual. The artist says he is interested in a lyric image that can be revisited by the viewer in the way one revisits the feelings created in a song or prose. March 29 —11 a.m. Student Seminar Series presents Curtis Wehrfritz, SMP Photography School Lecture Theater, Rm. 118 March 30 — Artist’s talk and opening reception with Curtis Wehrfritz Through March 19 Stuart Rome: Wonders — Rome followed in the footsteps of many of the great pro-genitors of natural science and journeyed to the heart of the Florida Peninsula. His celebrated landscape images draw their inspiration and take their lead from the writings, journals and illustrations of many of these important early naturalists. Exhibitions at the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Lyonia Gallery present photography related to environmental, land-use, local history and regional culture that complement the educational themes and environmental awareness of the Lyonia Center. New Spring Film Series Wednesday Movie Matinees: City of Lights – Paris — We continue our afternoon film matinee series with films from Paris, the City of Lights. Early masterpiece, contemporary classics and more recent favorites bring the life and light of legendary Paris to the screen. Presented in conjunction with the museum exhibition: A Tale of Two Cities: Atget’s Paris and Berenice Abbott’s New York. Movie admission by donation . No reserved seating. All films are groups. News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Davidson Theater. URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL — March 28 - 31, 7:30 p.m., and April 1, 2:30 p.m. A hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution that takes place during a time when water is worth its weight in gold. In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, Gillespy Theater MORE ON THE CENTER — At Daytona State College. For a full roster of events, visit: www. VENUE LOCATIONS — News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach. Free parking for college events in lot and behind shops. Campus Theaters, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach Theater Center (Bldg. 220); J.M. Goddard Center (Bldg. 230) Free parking in lots off of White Street and Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard.

screened at 1:30 p.m. in the Madorsky Theater in the Mori Hosseini Center, Bldg. 1200. March 21 —“Late August, Early September (Fin août, début septembre),” Dir. Olivier Assayas (France, 1999) March 28 — “On connaît la chanson (Same Old Song),” Dir. Alain Resnais (France, 1997) Dinner and a Movie - Spiritual Matters — Enjoy dinner at Daytona State College’s Café 101 (reservations required: $15 per person – call 386506-3859 – dinner seating begins at 5:30/6 p.m.) and follow up with a comfortable seat in the Southeast Museum of Photography’s Madorsky Theater. This interdisciplinary feature film series presents titles that explore the treatment of spiritual issues in cinema. Join series host, Daytona State College faculty member and documentary film specialist Eric Breitenbach, for background information, discussion and audience Q&A. Admission by donation. Shows start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. March 21 — “ Blue Velvet (Rated R),” Dir. David Lynch (USA, 1986) March 28 — “Wings of Desire,” Dir. Wim Wenders

Exhibition Film Series: Nouvelle Vague - French New Wave — The origins and early history of both photography (Daguerre) and cinema (Lumiere Bothers) are traceable back to Paris. The city has figured prominently in the history of both these arts and has exerted an especially deep influence on the development of contemporary cinema; both in form and content. Take a look at some of the seminal figures and films from that era. Presented in conjunction with the museum exhibition: A Tale of Two Cities: Atget’s Paris and Berenice Abbott’s New York. Screenings are at 1:30 p.m. Thursdays. March 22 — “Celine & Julie Vont En Bateau (Celine & Julie Go Boating)”, Dir. Jacques Rivette (France, 1974) March 29 — “Breathless (À Bout De Souffle),” Dir. Godard (France, 1960) Film Movement Feature Series: Contemporary Global Cinema —.A new series of contemporary cinema from around the world. New and emerging BOX OFFICE HOURS — News-Journal Center, (386) 226-1927 during box office hours, Wednesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. NOTE! This office opens Oct. 5. Box Office at the various venues will also open one hour prior to curtain time. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting TICKET INFORMATION — To order by mail, send payment and a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Daytona State College ¬– The Arts, ATTN: Sherrie Nasdor, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Daytona Beach, Florida 32114. Group rates are available when purchasing 10 or more tickets for any performance. (some restrictions apply) Contact Sherrie at 386-506-3377 or nasdors@ for information. The Theater Center, J.M. Goddard Center and the News-Journal Center are wheelchair accessible. Please mention at the time you purchase tickets any special seating requirements. Groups requiring handicapped seating or other special needs should call the Box Office no less than five days prior to the show. Seating begins one half-hour prior to curtain time on a first-come basis, except when reservations are required. Patrons should arrive no less than 10 minutes prior to curtain time for seating. No seating after a performance begins except at the discretion of the house manager.

26-April 13. This program assist individuals in making a successful transition from homemaker to workplace. Participants will learn how to build confidence, manage stress, establish goals, explore career interests, investigate educational opportunities, write a successful resume, improve interview skills, learn job search tools and prepare for a new beginning. Classes meet Monday-Friday at various times, depending on the campus. Free. Daytona Beach, Deltona and Flagler campuses. Call 386- 506-4377 for times and information.

include: Dr. Carol Eaton, president of Daytona State College; Dr. Wendy Libby, president of Stetson University; Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, former president of Bethune-Cookman University; Dr. Margaret Smith, superintendent of Volusia County Schools; and Janet Valentine, superintendent of Flagler County Schools. Tickets are $25 with proceeds benefitting the Daytona State College Center for Women and Men.

POWER OF PEOPLE — March 29, Noon - 1:30 p.m. “Educating Women - Empowering Women.” The Center for Women and Men celebrates National Women’s History Month by hosting its annual luncheon that will honor local women who have made a difference in people’s lives. Sharing personal stories on how education has empowered them to be 21st century leaders, honored guests


Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center (Bldg. 1200) For information, call 386- 506-3471.


directors present film festival and alternative titles ranging from searing drama to quirky romances and comedies. Presented in association with Film Movement, a global, nonprofit independent film distributor. Showtimes are 1:30 p.m. Fridays. March 2 — “Karen Cries on the Bus,” Dir. Gabriel Rojas Vera (Columbia, 2011) Spanish with subtitles, March 23 — “Come Undone,” Dir. Soldini (Italy, 2010) Italian with subtitles. 121 min. (Rated R) March 30 — “The Colors of the Mountain,” Dir. Carlos César Arbeláez (Columbia, 2010) Spanish with subtitles. Exhibition Film Series: Surfing On Film — Surfing continues to attract top filmmaking talent and some of the best cinematographers in the profession. Since the origins of the genre in the early 1960s surf films have taken many forms from documentaries, to loose, experimental ramblings and from innovative “road” movies to spectacular pieces of cinematic art. Presented in conjunction with the museum exhibition “ Surfland.” Fridays at 6 p.m. March 23 — “The Present,” Dir. Woodshed Films/ Soens (USA, 2009)

Brazil Week Film Series: In Celebration of Brazilian Cinema — Free admission and public welcome at all screenings. A joint presentation of the Global Education & Global Friends Club, Department of Modern Languages and the Daytona State College Southeast Museum of Photography. Madorsky Theater March 6 — 6 p.m., “Senna,” Dir. Asif Kapadia (Brazil/Italy, 2011) March 7 — 2:30 p.m., “Moro No Brazil (I Live in Brazil),” Dir. Mika Kaurismaki (Brazil, 2006); 7:30 p.m., “Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (Black God, White Devil),” Dir. Glauber Rocher (Brazil, 1964 March 8 — 2:30 p.m., “Central Station,” Dir. Walter Salles (USA, 1998); 6 p.m., “City of God,” Dir. Meirelles/Lund (Brazil, 2002) March 9 — 12:30 p.m., “Waste Land,” Dir. Lucy Walker (Brazil/USA, 2011)

GOOD EATS CAFÉ 101 — Café 101 is a teaching café and kitchen operated by Daytona State College students, under the supervision of our chef instructors. Café 101, which has been highly rated by the Daytona Beach News-Journal, is open for lunch Monday through Friday with seating times of 11:30 a.m. or noon and dinner on Wednesday evenings with seating times of 5:30 or 6 p.m. Café 101 features a fixedprice menu of $11 for lunch and $15 for dinner (including tax). Patrons receive an appetizer, entree, dessert and beverage. Vegetarian meals are available by request. Gratuities are welcome and help fund student scholarships. Credit cards are accepted. Seating is by reservation only. To make reservations call 506-3859 FALCON SNACK SHOPS — There are two campus locations, the coffee and snack bars can be found in the Allied Health Bldg. 320 and adjacent to the Academic Support Center (Bldg. 500). They are open 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, closing at 1 p.m. Fridays. The Building 320 location is also open 4:30 7 p.m. Mondays-Thursday

OPPORTUNITIES DELTA EPSILON CHI — The business club for students invites everyone to its 1 p.m. Wednesday meetings at the Daytona Campus, Bldg. 130, Rm. 154. The office is in Bldg. 130, Rm. 107. Come by for an application. HISTORY IN MAKING — The History Club sponsors trips, has lively discussions and hosts monthly movies. Students should contact Len Lempel at ext. 3497. Meetings are 4 p.m.

For a complete listing of campuswide activities go to the main College Web site at and click on Campus Activities

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News Briefs

S U P CAM Y T E F Graduates walk the walk SA T R O REP

The Law Enforcement Academy at Daytona State College honored 29 graduates during a commencement ceremony Feb. 6, at the News-Journal Center. College President Carol Eaton, along with faculty and administrators from Daytona State’s College of Health, Human and Public Services, were among those offering well wishes to the new graduates. In addition to certificates of completion, awards were presented to students who excelled in academics, leadership, physical fitness and marksmanship. The academy is a Florida Department of

Law Enforcement certified training center which conducts its two-semester Basic Law Enforcement Officer Recruit program six times a year. Upon graduation, students may take a comprehensive examination given by the FDLE. Upon passing that exam, they are eligible for hire as police officers anywhere in the state. The program boasts a 98 percent graduation rate, with approximately 200 students earning their certificates each year. For information call 386- 506-3450.

Center hosts History Month lunch The Daytona State College Women’s Center will host its annual luncheon recognizing National Women’s History Month from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus. This year’s luncheon honors local women who have made a difference, including Dr. Carol Eaton, DSC President; Dr. Wendy Libby, Stetson University President; Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, outgoing president of Bethune-Cookman University; Dr. Margaret Smith, superintendent of Volusia County Schools; and Janet Valentine, superintendent of Flagler County Schools. National Women›s History Month

is an opportunity to learn about and honor women›s achievements today and throughout history. The luncheon is open to the public, but seating is limited. Reservations and payment must be made by March 22. Cost for the luncheon is $25 per person and proceeds benefit the Women’s Center. For information, contact Tami Kruger at 386- 506-3471 or via email at womenscenterluncheon@DaytonaState. edu Credit card payments may be made online at wcluncheon.html


Jan 13 [WC] Fire alarm went off in the building, no problems to report. Jan 23 [DB] Fire alarm accidently pulled.

Conduct Issues/ Referrals

Jan 6 [DB] Disruptive student in Admissions. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 10 [DB] Disruptive student, DBPD contacted. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 12 [WC] Disruptive student in Adult Ed. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 17 [DB] Complaint of smoking in men’s room. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 19 [DB] Student and former student in verbal argument in Financial Aid. Jan 19 [NSB] Disruptive student in Adult Ed. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 20 [DB] Disruptive students on campus. DBPD called. Info sent to Judicial Affairs.


Jan 5 [DTC] Minor-employee tripped and fell on her knees. Jan 10 [DB] Minor-employee tripped and fell. Jan 11 [DB] Minor-employee slipped and fell. Jan 11 [DTC] Minor-employee tripped and fell. Jan 17 [DB] Student complained of chest pains. Self-transport to hospital. Jan 18 [DTC] Minor-student slipped and fell. Jan 20 [WC] Minor-employee slipped and fell. Jan 24 [ATC] Minor-employee injured knee during an event. Jan 24 [DB] Student felt ill in class. Jan 25 [DTC] Student ill in the parking lot in a vehicle. Jan 27 [DB] Student became ill while on campus. Jan 27 [DTC] Student became ill in class. EVAC transport to hospital. Jan 29 [NJC] Minor-visitor became ill at the NJC. Self transport to hospital. Jan 30 [WC] Minor-employee tripped and fell. Jan 30 [DB] Minor-student injured during defensive tactics class. Jan 31 [DB] Student had a seizure on campus. EVAC transport to hospital. Jan 31 [DB] Minor-employee injured eye while working on campus. Jan 31 [ATC] Minor-employee injured finger during course of duties. Jan 31 [WC] Student became ill on campus. EVAC transport to hospital.


Jan 19 [DB] Student tampered with items in bookstore in attempt to defraud. Jan 20 [PC] Student reported harassment from 2nd student. Info to Judicial Affairs. Jan 25 [PC] Student reported a lost wallet. Jan 3 [DB] Marketing Department reported their hand truck missing. Jan 3 [DB] Report of a damaged chair. Jan 8 [DB] College IPAD replaced. Jan 12 [WC] College computer tower reported misplaced or missing. Jan 17 [PC] Gate damaged by an unknown vehicle. Jan 18 [DB] Window at College bookstore cracked. Jan 24 [DB] Employee reported pager missing. Jan 25 [WC] Electrical valve control box damaged by vehicle. VCSO called Jan 26 [DB] College fire extinguisher damaged.

Suspicious Incident

Jan 3 [DB] Employee reported unknown person had tampered with desk. Nothing missing. Jan 17 [DB] Custodian reported suspicious person in building. Jan 31 [DB] Student reported unknown person had tampered with vehicle. Nothing missing.


Jan 10 [DB] Student reported bicycle stolen. Jan 12 [DB] Student verbally threatened another student. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 17 [WC] Student reported bicycle stolen. Jan 18 [DTC] Student reported verbal threat by 2nd student. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 18 [DB] Two students engaged in a physical fight. Jan 19 [WC] Student reported her IPAD missing. Jan 19 [DB] Student reported bicycle stolen. Jan 23 [DB] Student reported attempted theft of bicycle. Jan 26 [DB] Student reported theft of purse from car. Jan 27 [WC] Student reported phone stolen. Jan 27 [PC] Student reported threats from 2nd student via Internet. Info sent to Judicial Affairs. Jan 31 [DB] Student reported bicycle stolen. Jan 31 [DB] Student reported burglary of vehicle. Vehicle Jan 10 [DB] Minor-vehicle accident in campus parking lot. Jan 11 [DB] Minor- traffic accident in campus parking lot. Jan 28 [PC] Student reported backing into a parked car. Jan 26 [DB] Minor -traffic accident in campus parking lot.



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Courtesy of DSC Study Abroad

The ancient Colliseum in Rome, Italy, is one of the many historical attractions students can experience firsthand while studying abroad.

Program gives students chance to tour Italy Emelia Conti In Motion Staff Writer Students will have the opportunity to experience the beautiful and historical culture of Rome in May through Daytona State College’s Study Abroad program. Led by humanities professor Vincent Piazza and assisted by geography professor Christopher Whitaker, the program features a humanities course that focuses on the Classical, Renaissance and Baroque eras of Italy. Each day of the trip will highlight museums, galleries and locations that will allow students to experience the culture of Italy face-to-face. An all inclusive package, the $2,500 dollar expenditure covers fees for the students’ round-trip airfare, hotel rooms, European style breakfasts and travel insurance. In addition, professor Piazza will act as the program’s personal translator and guide. The cost of such an experience was reduced

this year compared to previous study abroad trips, when the College used third party tour companies to assist the program. Piazza and Whitaker proposed to open a non-profit account in the name of the College that would cover the needs of students while keeping the cost within a certain limit. Unlike previous trips through third party companies, if a certain number of participants is not reached, the students’ money can be refunded. “It’s our study abroad program. It’s a Daytona State organization and that’s what we’re moving to. We’re experimenting and it looks like it’s going to work,” said Piazza enthusiastically. “We’ve learned a lot of lessons about how to maximize students’ experiences at the lowest possible cost,” added Whitaker. “It looks like we can save maybe $1,500 to $2,000 dollars over the price last year.” A strategically planned itinerary includes visits to the Sistine Chapel, the Coliseum,

the Vatican Museum and many more of Italy’s historical sites. Although Rome will be the center of the educational attractions, excursions to Pompeii and Florence are also incorporated on the nine-day trip. Many students who have previously traveled through the study abroad program have signed up for Piazza’s Italian expedition. Kelly Mageehee, a DSC student who traveled to Whales last year with professor Whitaker’s group enjoyed her experience with the hands-on education. “It was fantastic. I’ve never seen culture like that and it was just so cool leaving the United States to see it,” she said, and then added that she planned to travel to Rome in May. Growing up in the area, Piazza received his PhD. at the University of Rome, making him the ideal tour guide for students hoping to gain the most out of their experience. Due to a vast amount of time dedicated by the two professors, students who

travel to Rome this May will have access to unlimited personal encounters with the beauty and history of Italy. “This is a big job. The professor that engages in a thing like this, it’s a lot of work, but it’s a lot of fun. The satisfaction that a professor gets in doing this, you build admiration and friendship that will last a lifetime,” said Piazza. The dynamics of the study abroad program are extensive, according to Whitaker, making the opportunity a wonderful experience. “You learn about things in a much different way and you get academic credit while you’re doing it. It’s the sheer enjoyment of it, the cultural experience, the contribution to their education and the ability to say they’ve done these things.” More information about the study abroad trip to Rome as well as future study abroad trips can be found on the College website at

been given a head start to search for any outside work from the College. Faculty has been brought in to draw up an outline to establish an academic program to be tailor made for the new WDSC. Spearheading the group is Eric Breitenbach from the photography department, Elena Jarvis from journalism programs and Jake Nicely, who leads the music production programs at DSC. Together, with perhaps the future help of the University of Central Florida, the Center for Interactive Media is being launched. Current courses will be channeled into the Center and new ones will be created to address the rapidly and constantly changing landscape of modern journalism. By also utilizing social media, iPhone technology and web-based publishing, the goal is to relocate already existing programs to a more expansive environment, while creating classes that bring student journalists into the new millinium. An A.S. in Interactive Media will be the first product of the new major and classes will start Fall 2013. As courses are created and streamlined, the hope is DSC can eventually offer a Bachelor’s of Science in the field, perhaps in conjunction with

UCF, as is now done with the bachelor’s in photography. Wasted space in the WDSC facility will begin to see usefulness as well. The Faculty Innovation Center, currently located on the second floor in the library, where teachers go to record short lectures or work with online courses and other technology, will be moved into the WDSC facility. In addition, the Quality Enhancement Plan committee on Literacy in Information and Technology or LITE is linking to the Center. Board members could agree on shuffling things around to open space for the library, but were incapable of settling on a decision for the construction of upcoming buildings for the Master Plan project. The Master Plan, an evaluation that takes place every five years, hopes to remodel DSC with a few parking garages, a new cafeteria and taking advantage of additional unused areas on campuses. For the Master Plan, the first priority at the Daytona campus is to replace the Theater Center, building 220, and put in its stead a Student Center. Other than a cafeteria, it’s unclear at present what the Student Center will be used for. Trustee Forough Hosseini, however, worried more

about where the Center will be located then what its purpose will be. “Why does it have to be there?” Hosseini asked President Carol Eaton. “Because that’s where building 220 is,” answered Eaton. The Theater Center is in such disrepair that it must be torn down, according to architects of the Master Plan. Hosseini’s suggestion was to tear it down, fill the space with a parking lot and move the proposed Student Center along ISB with building 1200, also known as the Hosseini Building. More buildings along ISB would cloak the eyesore of DSC’s large parking lots. But, it would also combine foot traffic with road traffic, said Steve Eckman, Director of Facility Planning Department. Students would be inclined to pass through the parking lots and dodge oncoming traffic to compensate for the College’s inconvenient design. The Master Plan does include adding a parking garage along the ISB, so that it will provide some cover and the foot traffic will be minimum. “I know its way down the road but I think it’s good to have this input,” said trustee Dwight Lewis, who is board chair.

Board of Trustees fall into 21st century Thomas Lynn In Motion Staff Writer

The Board of Trustees met for its February meeting and entered the 21st century with the addition of brand new iPads for members. But, the future remains hazy for a number of programs and employees at Daytona State College. This year will see the last of government funding for DSC’s public television station, WDSC-TV 15, said Michael Vitale, Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs. For most state colleges, funding for broadcast systems at the state and federal level began to dissolve last year. The government took issue with the educational purpose of WDSC, of the lack thereof and will leave the program $1 million dollars lighter. Although a great deal of money may be lost, DSC will continue to broadcast using the station. “It should be there for the students,” Vitale said, adding that the plan is to move the station in a whole new direction. WDSC staff was informed by Vitale that by June 30 their employment will be terminated. They have the option to apply for new positions inside DSC, but have

Editor’s Note: In the February edition of In Motion, cover story “A resolution outside of the law” the name Mary Ann Maas should be corrected to Mary Ann Haas.

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Cameras roll on Surf Club Thomas Lynn In Motion Staff Writer

White sand, rolling waves and a young surfer taming the wild ocean, the projector at the first Surfnight Cinema event took the whole audience on a vacation without any need for a stressful plane ride. It may have been an event to raise money for the surf club, but the atmosphere was as formal as a day at the beach with friends and family. Patrick Gingras, a surf club member, kept the crowd loose and entertained with his easy-going presence on the News-Journal Center stage. With a little more than three months of planning, the surf club, a Daytona State College group with 15 to 18 active members, sponsored by supportive local surf shops, gathered up prizes to raffle off for the event. During the surfing video’s, Gingras would interrupt to announce the winners of raffle prizes, ranging from hand-made key chains to the grand prize — a surf board. “This was a trial run,” said Gingras, “we tested the waters, it was a hit and we got great feedback.” Even with a crowd of 80 plus people, there was a plethora of gifts to be handed out. Later in the night, the surf club members just began throwing yellow goody bags into the audience and handing them out to any wanting little child. It was clear they had planned for a bigger showing but for the “trial run,” the surf club has nothing to be disappointed about. For the Surf Club’s Adviser, Bruce Cook, the event came just short of his greatest expectation of 100 people. “I was very

We thank the following sponsors for their generous support of our Surf Cinema Nite: DSC Art Department

Surf Club members Juli Brown, Jeremiah Daly, Pat Gingras, Robert Burns, George Dounhoo are all smiles after a successful fundraiser. happy with the turn out; I think we came really close,” said Cook. Colleges all up and down Florida come together to compete in Regionals and with

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the national competition held in California, it’s understandable that the club needs to put on events like this to earn extra cash. “We have a solid team this year,” and Gingras thinks their chances look good when California comes around. Until then, the Club will continue to meet and plan future events that will never stop evolving.

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Elika Kaiwi plays the ukulele to set the mood and welcome guests.

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The gawking fans swarm around the second place Grand Tour class number 67 Porsche just outside Victory Lane.

The racers paraded their cars down Pit Road just before officials gave the signal to ‘start your engines.’

ine The number 60 car, Daytona Prototype, heads to Victory Lane after winning the 50th Rolex 24 race event.

Late into the evening, Spirit of Daytona, Number 90 car is consistant.

The Seabreeze High School performs during the pre-race festivities.

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Falcons fly with high scores Arden Gregory In Motion Staff Writer

With the warmer weather in recent weeks, and the lack of rain, conditions have been perfect for the start of the spring baseball and softball season at Daytona State College. The Lady Falcons have been elevated, with a record of 9-1. It seems head coach Sabrina Manhart has her girls finely tuned for the upcoming conference schedule due to start Saturday, March 10 in Ocala against the College of Central Florida. The game time for the doubleheader is 1 p.m. “The girls have really come together and their ability to stay calm and maintain their composure has been a plus,” Manhart says, of the team’s great start to the season. “Our toughest competitor yet, will be Indian River State College,” adds Manhart. Manhart, in her sixth season as the Lady Falcons captain, is not alone guiding the girls through the pre-conference play. Assistant Coach Alissa Smith is the shine behind the defense, primarily working with the infielders. Rounding out the DSC coaching staff is former world class and professional pitcher, Angela Tincher. Tincher brings her skills to the mound, relaying proper mechanics and ball control to the Falcon hurlers. Gina Figliolia, whose performance at the plate through the first 10 games, has set the pace for the girls winning ways, batting a lofty .471, with Kathryn Spack and Kadieanne Tighe displaying sheer power at the plate. On the defensive side, the 1-2 punch of Jackie Owen and Tanna Seuferer has a combined record of 9-1 and an ERA of .066.

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DSC Sophomore Jaclyn Owen delivers a swift pitch during the first game of a double header against Indian River State College rivals. A hundred yards to the east, the pristine facility of the DSC men’s baseball team is host to 11-year seasoned veteran head coach Tim Touma and his coaching staff, honing the skills of future Division-1 players. Many times junior college coaching staffs get minimal credit for the grooming of rising Division 1 stars, major leaguers and even future hall-of-famers. However, it is at this level where players learn the importance of camaraderie, proper training and most importantly- high academic standards. All of which set the tone for future athletic careers. Loaded up with a 38 game schedule, not including post-season play, the team is hoping to bring up its overall batting average prior to the start of conference

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t may not be obvious to everyone, but Florida is a big sports state. In the three major sports, the NBA, NFL and MLB, Florida holds seven teams. California holds an astonishing twelve and Texas has seven. The New York metropolitan area only has six teams. However, those Florida teams aren’t always at the top of the sports world, but they certainly are moving up. The Miami Heat, Florida/Miami Marlins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have all delivered championships in the past decade, but none since the Heat in 2006. Most people have noticed the Heat recently, reaching the NBA Finals last season after signing the now-infamous LeBron James and Chris Bosh to team with Dwyane Wade. They have become a force in the league, but hated among anyone but their die-hard fans, quite like the Yankees and Red Sox. Being compared to them is no small feat, and they may be responsible for bringing big sports to South Beach. Most of the Florida teams are relatively new, with the Heat, Orlando Magic, Jacksonville Jaguars, Marlins and Tampa Bay Rays all being established in 1988

or later. The NFL teams are now largely uncompetitive, leaving a hole in the most popular sport. But the Heat have seemingly broken new ground and the Rays have become a force with a minimal payroll. Now Florida has another team to root for: The Miami Marlins. Until this season, they were the Florida Marlins. They also averaged just over 19,000 fans a year last season at their games, which was actually better than two teams. One was the Oakland Athletics. The other, sadly, was the Rays. They have recently beefed up fan interest and are always talented but perennially overshadowed by the Yankees and Red Sox, who play in the same division. They now have a new name, new stadium and flashy new uniforms. The Marlins have always played in Sun Life Stadium and had one of the lowest payrolls in the major leagues since their inception in 1993. They won championships in 1997 and 2003, but angered their fan base by selling off players the following years. This caused them to slip back into mediocrity, seemingly leaving them without fans. Now, thanks to owner Jeffery Loria, they have a new stadium in Little Havana, Miami. Loria, who took the reins in 2002, has constantly refused to spend big money

play and have everyone healthy and free of injuries. Through the first seven games of the season, the men have a 4-3 Record, with all 3 losses coming by one run. wBen Burns, who started the first game of the season and will move into a starting spot in the pitching rotation, says he’s ready to do his part from the mound and really excited to have a chance to help the Falcons win the conference. “The coaches have prepared us mentally and physically, and we’re looking forward to being ready for conference play,” says Burns. The Falcons next home game will be Friday, March 3, against Santa Fe College at 1 p.m.

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until he had a new stadium built. Now that he has one, the Marlins have skyrocketed into popularity. The Marlins went on a shopping spree this winter, signing big free agents Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle to contracts, the former of which was the biggest in franchise history. They also made offers for top players Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson before they both split for Anaheim. They now have those stars to team with Josh Johnson and Hanley Ramirez, along with the rest of the team that may actually now care about playing. They also snagged a new manager, the ever-offensive and entertaining Ozzie Guillen, formerly of the Chicago White Sox. Most importantly, they now seem committed to building a winning team. Long ignored by the media, fans and wins, the Marlins now seem to be the talk of the baseball world. Their first two games of the regular season, played in the new Marlins Park, will be nationally televised. They have been all over the news for their bold moves. They have even been selected to be featured on the Showtime reality series, “The Franchise,” which follows the team and gives an exclusive look to them on and off the field. They open their season April 4 against the defending champion Cardinals.

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Shanequa Schrouder and Karen Flagg fight for control of the ball.

Lady Falcons have prey in sight Aaron Waters In Motion Staff Writer Daytona State Women’s Basketball is looking towards a strong finish in conference play for a chance at capturing a ninth championship. The Falcons are eyeing the competition that stands in the way of their goal of adding another title to the once dominant program. The team has been trending upwards under Head Coach Cal Cochran and is primed for the post season. “We are getting back to where the program originally was. In the beginning of the women’s basketball program a conference championship was the expectation. Last year, we won our first one since I’ve been here and hopefully this year we can have a back-to-back experience to begin to add on the foundation, we built years ago when I arrived,” explained Cochran, who has coached here for five years. Of late, the Falcons have been playing high quality ball, extending a season high win streak to four games. The Falcons started a two-game home stand against Florida State College-Jacksonville in early February. The team pulled out a hard fought defensive battle, many times dictated by steals in traffic and competitive rebounding, with a 52-43 victory. “We have four games remaining, we’re sitting in first place right now. Actually, we need to win out, but our destiny is in our own hands. If we can continue to improve every day in practice and prepare ourselves for the games we’ll be in good shape,” said an enthusiastic Cochran. In mid-February, the Falcons welcomed conference rival Hillsborough Community College. Hillsborough had the Falcons number coming into the game, handing them their only two conference losses this season. Daytona State would finally persevere, however, with a one-shot victory, 54-51 in the third game. With that tough win and positive play over the last month, the Falcons are building momentum as the post season quickly approaches. “Well, I think we are starting to peak at the right time. It’s late in the season and we still have to qualify for the state tournament, so we’re playing our best basketball right now,” said Coach Cochran.



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Jackie Randall orchestrates the club during one of their meetings as Max Cleland keeps tally of votes for the name of their upcoming event.

Music club hits high note with students Cherise Moulden In Motion Staff Writer Formed during the summer of 2011, the Music Industry Club began to place ideas and thoughts together to create a club where students from the Daytona State Music Program and non-Music Program students could come together and learn about the industry. Every Tuesday at the News Journal Center, the MIC members eagerly wait for the meeting to begin at 5:30pm. With boxes of pizza and sodas laid out for the members, they grab their snacks, have a seat at the tables and listen to the President of the club, Jackie Randall and Vice President, Max Cleland discuss future events. They discuss who will do what, where the events will be held and who will promote the events. Not only do members learn about the industry but they also get involved with

open MIC nights where the members can sign up to showcase their hard work. They also hold performance where they have three sets of performances and three different bands performing. One of the most important activities the club gets involved with is running concession stands at various venues like the Daytona Blues Festival. While running these stands, the members get a chance to play their own music in hopes of receiving monetary donations to help raise money for the club. All of the donations they acquire will help them get to their biggest goal which is being able to perform at the Daytona Flea Market. With a total of 17 members, ranging from ages 17 to 50, they are willing to do whatever they can to make the club well known at DSC, as well as outside of the College. Aside from the music program, what the

members learn is vital to what they will come up against in the future when working in the music industry. They are learning all of the details on how to promote shows, coordinate shows and put themselves out there to become better musicians and industry workers. “We want our members to walk away with real hands on experience, because you can only learn so much when in the classroom,” says Vice President, Cleland. “We want them to be able to take what they’ve learned here and use it in real world situations.” Club member, Jessie Sweeny says, “I heard women are minorities in the industry, so I took that as a challenge and decided I wanted to be a part of it.” She wants to be able to do it all, including designing her own studio where she can write and record her own music. As both a member of the club and music

program, Brandon Avila says, “Being in this club has opened my eyes to how hard it may be to get your music out to the public and what measures you must take to get people to hear it”. He says the club is fun and the members get to focus on what they love. Luka Cutrone hopes that when he leaves the club he will have gained an appreciation for different artists and genres of music. He also desires to grow in his experiences with the club. Anyone interested in becoming a part of the club – which is based at the News Journal Center 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach, can contact Adviser Glenn Spinner at or President of the club, Jackie Randall at mic.dsc. Go to for a video on the MIC Club.

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Film major has new perspective

Amy Fouraker In Motion Staff Writer An event can alter a lifetime of dreams and open doors for new opportunities. Orion Christy, 26, has transitioned his career goals to a different form of media due to a near death accident. Christy received his degree from Full Sail University in Orlando, FL in 2003. He then worked freelance on different projects for a year as an assistant camera man. Due to the lack of film industry in Florida, Christy decided to move to Los Angeles, CA where there are more opportunities. His plans were put on hold due to a tragic accident. April 2, 2006, two weeks before his 21st birthday, while driving on Highbridge Road, Christy swerved and then over corrected his vehicle which resulted in him driving off of the road. He hit a tree and partially submerged his vehicle in a canal. Fortunately, a passerby noticed the taillights of his vehicle in the water and called the police. Once help arrived, he was pulled from the wreckage and airlifted by helicopter to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach where he was classified as a near drowning victim. Upon arriving at the hospital, Christy was put in a drug induced coma to help his body recover from the trauma he had endured. A month later he woke up. “Initially the doctors told my parents I wouldn’t be able to feed myself, dress myself, walk or talk ever again,” he said. Christy was talking and walking within a month of the accident. He then went to a rehabilitation facility in Jacksonville, FL where he continued to astonish medical practitioners and family alike with his remarkable recovery. Christy credits his recovery to the excellence of the rehabilitation center and his tenacity.

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After graduating from Full Sail University with a focus in film, Orion Christy endured a serious accident that put his entire life on hold. Once he had significantly improved, Christy decided he wanted to undergo an “exogenesis” which he said is a reworking of everything from the inside. He moved

back home to Flagler county and decided that video journalism was his new passion. Despite having extensive camera experience, Christy had never formally

been educated in journalism. He enrolled at Daytona State College to take journalism classes to develop his writing skills. Christy recognized the significant differences between film and video journalism. “Film is set up sometimes years in advance. It is a very slow and steady execution. Everything has to be exactly right,” he said. “Whereas in journalism, things are how they are.” Due to the advances in technology and the internet, video journalism can be thought of as the future of media. “It’s very realistic nowadays. We are transitioning to where everything is online. Newspapers and magazines are going away, so online is a perfect source for media,” he said. Christy currently writes for an online based newspaper called which is based in Colorado. The company offers ideas and its writers have to take the initiative to find and cover the stories. Christy was hired after submitting written samples of his work. He believes that this is a good way to introduce himself to the world of journalism. Christy has written multiple car and music related stories for the publication and has a following of 1,000 people. “It gives me the ability to share my ideas and revelations and hopefully people will agree and want to read more,” he said. Christy is also currently working a book based on the events that have happened in his life. The book is in the rough draft stage and he hopes for it to be published on the anniversary of his accident next year. Orion Christy’s published articles can be read at and http://www.

Reporter keeps pace inside organized chaos machine world’s most renowned track races. I pause for a moment, thinking it might be a rhetorical question. His stare continues to We weren’t watching the race — we rest on me, so I simply nod. were a part of it. “Good.” Standing in the thick air of gasoline, It was one criterion for the job—to resist the roar of engines that make ears bleed, being sucked into the organized, chaotic drifting clouds of burnt rubber, causing mess of a 24-hour-long race. Race veterans crippling fits of spasmodic coughs. There were warning me that if I didn’t stay out was no reason to follow what we were so of the way, I would be run over by the clearly devoured by. many golf carts transporting miscellaneous Buzzing voices over the loudspeaker car parts up and down Pit Road. I’m not filter through my ear plugs every couple of completely sure about them running me seconds, only to be drowned out by another over, but they certainly yell something cycle of screaming engines. “The favorite, fierce. of course, to win the Daytona Rolex 24, a My job is simple. Stay out of the way magnificent team of the best pit crew and and be the forefront of information on drivers . . . and we can’t forget that it’s . . .  Pit Road. When a car comes in for a tire now we are getting word that. . .” change, I need to be there. When a car Following the race was next to impossible comes in to switch drivers, I need to be and I’m not embarrassed to say I didn’t there. A cell phone in one hand, texting even try. Wasn’t my job. In the pit— information to Lovecchio sitting up in his where frantic people push anyone out their nondescript media office, and a note pad way and Europeans give snarling glares, in the other with, “DRIVER CHANGE?” muttering, incoherently to each other— written in bold Sharpie. Trying to get four rookie reporters were getting their anyone to talk to me. In the smoke and bearings. screeching, it’s impossible to hear, much “Can you stay out of the way?,” asked less get someone to stop and clue you in on Mike Lovecchio, a Social Media Editor what’s happening. for NASCAR, who hired us to cover the It seems impossible at first. No one will 50th anniversary of Rolex 24, one of the tell me anything or let me have a spot to Thomas Lynn In Motion Staff Writer

get a clear view of what’s going on. I’m walking up and down the road, along the fence with envious faces watching me, wondering what makes me so damn important. And the great, big tents holding crews and hiding everything from view, take some getting used to. Lucky for me, I have 24 hours to get good and acquainted with my surroundings. There were, of course, breaks in what assured itself to be a very long day. In the beginning, before the race, we reporters got to know each other and some shared secrets on how to work the pits. When the race started, I never saw them again. My shift and breaks were four hours long. I had three shifts, two breaks and 13 cars to keep track of. They come in, get all four tires changed, get a fresh tank of gas in seconds, change a driver, and are gone in less than two minutes. They were so quick, it was awesome. For the first four hours, I ran back and forth like a mad man, trying to make it to each tent before hearing the squeal of one of my car’s tires reentering the race. Eventually, relief came and I went to get pizza. Second shift would be the easiest, the honeymoon phase of the ordeal. As the shuttle brought me back to the infield, the

partyers were setting loose on the grounds. Makeshift fireplaces were lit to pure reckless degrees, as belligerent drunks wandered in packs yelling and flipping people off for no good reason. Food vendors made cat-calls to anyone walking by. It was booze-soaked, unadulterated fun. Back in the pits, things were relaxed. Teams fell into a rhythm that made my job easier. Some tents were missing; those teams that went with them were officially out of the race, leaving in their wake large, giant gaps. I snuck into a tent with Turner Motorsport — the crew for car 93 — and found a cozy little spot where I could see all of Pit Road. It was a huge tent and people were so tired by that time, they simply ignored me. After that, the job was a breeze. Five hundred texts to Mike and a coughing fit or two later, I was off to the shuttle for a wellneeded shower and early morning coffee. Returning to my final stint of work at 7:30 a.m, I again was greeted in the Turner Motorsport tent with blissful indifference. The remaining cars came in and left with no excellent explosions or head-over-heels crashes to inform Lovecchio about. Before I knew it, my relief reporter was standing next to me, asking who was winning.   “Not a clue.” I said, “I’m going home.”


Arts & Entertainment

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Exhibit brings out best in Gothic style Quenby Sheree In Motion Staff Writer Now on display at the Southeast Museum of Photography, the “Fluidrive” series spans over six years and is concerned with forms of story-telling. Curtis Wehrfritz’s daguerreotype images are very much involved with theatrics and are inspired by his primary focus of filmmaking and playwrighting. “Fluidrive” is something straight out of the dark fairytale I longed to live in as a Gothy overdramatic teenager. The ornate baroque frames — with their massive swirls and designs in shiny black luxury — give the impression that each photograph belongs in an evil queen’s castle. The photographs themselves are a mirrored image, making the dark subjects appear like holograms that reflect the viewer standing directly in front of the print. Because of the reflective surface of the images, they are best looked at from a few feet away or even at an angle. Watching gallery visitors sway before the art trying to adjust themselves in the correct way, seems like an unconscious ritualistic dance. Perhaps if the steps are done correctly the image will present itself. Wehrfritz is a photographer, filmmaker and cinematographer based in Toronto, Canada. His education, experience and career have been principally in the world of video and cinema with a number of awards, including a Canadian JUNO award (equivalent to a Grammy) for his video work with Leonard Cohen. Other video awards such as two Best Director honors at MuchMusic and eight other distinctions for music videos. Wehrfritz’s feature film “Four Days” premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and was distributed internationally. His short films have been shown in the NYC Independent Film Festival and in film festivals in the United Kingdom. In recent years, Wehrfritz has moved

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Daguerreotype from Curtis Wehrfritz's exhibit ‘Fluidrive’ in the Southeast Museum of Photography reflects a dark side of art. into visual art, live performance and theatrical installations. The daguerreotype work at SMP started as a form of unique documentation for such performances. Daguerreotypes aren’t the latest futuristic

gimmick in photography, but date back to the beginnings of the craft. The method, named after Louis Daguerre, who developed the process along with Joseph Nicéphore Niépce in the early 1800s, is

a direct positive image made in a large format camera onto a silvered copper plate. There is no negative and no post production method to fix even the slightest flaw. Each print is one of a kind and terribly fragile. Making these images is such a rare skill that there are very few working daguerreotype labs in the world. What kind of artist steps away from his award winning film career in film to take on one of the most difficult printing techniques in history? The Canadian-born artists own words gives insight to his state of mind. In his artist’s statement he says: “There is a blind spot that I keep trying to describe. It lies behind the eye and I can never really describe it in words. Imagine feeling your way around a strange house in the dead of night when you know someone is there with a cat that is motionless and watching you. My photo-based work seeks to create touchstones to an inner story. Through this I have become fascinated by the idea that image making mimics the mechanics of the eyes. We use light to create elaborate puppet shows to be able to make simulated experiences of light.” If you get the feeling that the scenes trapped onto the shinning plates are moments in a Gothic play or horror movie, it’s because Wehrfritz’s daguerreotype work began as a way to uniquely record his stage and film projects. His initiation into the early days of photography began during a three-year apprenticeship with Mike Robinson, a Canadian glass artist and poet. “Fluidrive” can be seen in the upstairs gallery of SMP until April 22. The artist is expected to visit Daytona State College Friday, March 30 for a lecture and reception at the museum. The museum is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 am5:00pm; Wednesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00 pm. The museum information hotline is (386) 506447.

New release not just your average ‘picture’ Rob Owen Special to In Motion “Martha Marcy May Marlene” Films have an ability to pull audiences into unfamiliar territory and create emotional connections between them, the world, and characters within it. In that tradition, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” thrusts viewers deep into the world of the unraveling female character, Martha. And all within the comfort of their home. In the opening sequence of this recent DVD release, Martha who is played by screen novice Elizabeth Olsen, flees from two years living under the control of the charismatic cult leader Patrick, portrayed by John Hawkes. Seeking refuge and peace in the arms of her sister (Sarah Paulson) and brother-in-law (Hugh Dancy), Martha tries to integrate back into society. Unfortunately, she is helpless to stop the memories of the past from resurfacing. She begins to show signs of post-traumatic stress and develops an intense fear that Patrick is coming for her. While the sister and brother-in-law have the truth hidden from them, the audience is presented the disconcerting realities of Martha’s

life in the cult through quick transitional flashbacks. We watch as Patrick (Hawkes) seduces a younger Martha into joining the cult and subsequent flashbacks depict her complete immersion into the collective. As the flashbacks continue, the cult’s actions become more aggressive and the question arises whether Martha is safe in her present situation. The story hinges on the performance of its actors and they deliver. Each character is played so well that the line between the acting and what is real is indistinguishable. Hawkes’ subtle and composed portrayal of a dangerous cult leader creates a nervous relationship between the audience and himself, while Olsen gives an unbelievably emotional performance. Despite being a first-timer, she steals the show all together. The film is not perfect though. Some of the transitions between timelines are hard to locate because there is no warning when flashbacks occur. And the handheld camera work in a couple of brief scenes is disorienting. Talented acting, however, and a horrifically absorbing plot compensate for the few shortcomings and makes “Martha Marcy May Marlene” a definite

“can’t miss”. In its theatrical release, Martha May was only viewable in a few theaters. The limited release denied many movie-goers the chance to experience this remarkable story. “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is now available to everyone on DVD and BluRay through 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The Blu-Ray features a good selection of special features, including an original short the film stemmed from, as well as a documentary on the psyche of a cult. It also features an original music video performed by John Hawkes titled “Marcy’s Song”. With a powerful story and a host of special features, “Martha Marcy May Marlene” would be a great film to add to any collection. Martha Marcy May Marlene Fox Searchlight Pictures Original Release Date- October 2011 Director ─ Sean Durkin “Best Director 2011,” Sundance Film Festival Stars Elizabeth Olsen, John Hawkes (“Winter’s Bone”), Sarah Paulson, Hugh Dancy


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‘SurfLand’ exhibit makes waves at museum

Ashlee Horton-Duran In Motion Staff Writer Beautiful and exotic beaches have been subject matter to multiple photographers throughout history. For Joni Sternbach, it is not beaches that she finds captivating, but those who utilize the waves. “I’m not sure if photographing surfers has brought me peace or wisdom but it has definitely brought me purpose,” Sternbach said. Originally photographing landscapes, Joni Sternbach has created SurfLand over the past five years after surfers appeared in a photograph she had taken. Shot in 8 by 10 and 14 by17 frames, SurfLand is an exhibit that has captured surfers on shorelines such as Montauk, Malibu and Australia. Sternbach developed the project from two other bodies of work. “While I was photographing seascapes, I would stand on the bluffs and whistle to get the surfers out of the way, I would do everything to avoid surfers,” she said. One day the bell went off and I realized maybe I should be photographing surfers instead of trying to get rid of them,” Sternbach explains. The Southeast Museum of Photography presented “Surfland” during an opening reception in late-January. The reception included an artist’s talk, Q&A and concluded with a book signing on Jan. 27. The exhibit which runs through April 22, features Sternbach’s most fascinating images. The photographs are raw and organic, most of them simply showing a surfer holding their board with the ocean in the background. “The pictures are great. I had a great time, she is fantastic. The photographs on display pop out at you like they are three dimensional,” said Daytona Beach resident Sarah Parker.

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Joni Sternbach signs copies of her book ‘Surfland,’ featuring exciting and raw elements of wave riding. Museum curator Kevin Miller chats with Sternbach and passes her fresh copies of the book to sign. Sternbach uses an out of date technique to develop her photographs of surfers. She uses a syrup-like chemical called Collodian. This chemical has not been widely used since the 1870s due its properties which makes it hard to work with. Using her portable darkroom, she develops the photographs on location, which allows her participants to see the pictures immediately.

“Taking the pictures using the Collodian process is slow and probably the hardest part. I do about one picture every 15

minutes. Maybe 12 pictures in a day. When you’re photographing someone and they move in exposure it’s ruined. Being in the outdoors and environment, between the sun, heat, sand and wind there’s a lot going on,” Sternbach said.

Sternbach has won several awards for her work and has been featured in multiple publications such as Surfing World, The New Yorker, Boston Globe and San Francisco Weekly. Highly esteemed institutions such as the International Center of Photography,

Bibliotheque Nationale and Smithsonian National Museum of American History all have subscribed as collectors.

Although she is working on another project where she films unoccupied houses in the Hamptons area, Sternbach emphasizes that SurfLand is still an ongoing series and has a lot of hopes for it in the future. “The easiest part for me is the connection you make, there is something real magical about that,” Sternbach said.

Vaudeville performance pays tribute to veterans Ciera Battleson In Motion Staff Writer

Guests of all ages were welcome to take a trip back in time to witness one of the longest running forms of entertainment before the television became a household necessity. The Peabody Auditorium, located on the Daytona Beach Shores, was proud to present the V.F.W Vaudeville Talent Show. From the late 1800s to the 1930s, vaudeville shows were a theatrical display of a variety of entertainment. From juggling clowns, to burlesque dancers, to magicians and dramatic play, guests found themselves laughing or left awe struck by the talent before them. “Trying to organize and perform 18 acts, each consisting of a different talent, is hard work,” said show produer Bill Goettel. “We really wanted to create an atmosphere that made our audience feel like they were taking a trip down memory lane.” With the show fund raising and honoring United States veterans, Goettel wanted to make sure he put together something his audience could all familiarize with, while also having a good time. A vaudeville show was what instantly came to mind to set such a nostalgic mood. Among the variety of acts were a group of square dancers from the Dixie Square and Round Dance Club. The couples performing were light on their feet and precise in their routine. “I’ve been dancing since I could walk and being a part of the Dixie Club has only

improved my skill. I am so happy we got the call to perform in such a fun show. I really hope this is an every year thing,” said Sheila Boyle, who has been a part of the club for six years. Daytona State College also played a role in the vaudeville extravaganza. Among the talent, the burlesque dancers were DSC’s own, choreographed by Director Kevin Veiga. “This was a really fun show for the girls to perform and they enjoyed the burlesque routine very much so,” said Goettel. With the range of talent being so diverse, so was the range in age of each performer. 88-year-old Betty Place provided some comical relief in between skits, dressing in early 1900s bathing suits and chasing after young, hunky models. “To be honest this was my first time on stage. Bill had seen me in the bathing suit and asked if I wanted to be in the show. I really hope there’s another show next year, because I’ve got a pretty fun wardrobe”, said Place. The show was a two hour event and in closing the audience was treated to a performance by the Stetson University Band, playing an array of songs from “America the Beautiful” to “Stars and Stripes Forever”. Goettel said, “We were really shocked by such a turnout and how much money we raised in performing the vaudeville show, that I hope we can put something like this together next year. It was truly a wonderful experience.”

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Buzz Maness performing as the clown ‘Strudel-Noggen’ for the V.F.W.


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