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Photo by Graig Agop Since May 1, 2003, 2,927 American soldiers have been killed in the War on Terror. The Justice Coalition has partnered with the Arlington West Project to symbolically bring the war to Vaquero Plaza. See story, pages 8-9. www.elvaq.com Volume 90 Number 5 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2006
Election Results and Political Opinion.
New VP to replace Steve White
New series focuses on undocumented students.
Vaqueros to host bowl game on Saturday.
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Friday, November 17, 2006
Search for New Vice President Concludes on Monday By Olga Ramaz
EL VAQUERO EDITOR IN CHIEF
teve White, Vice President of Instructional Services is retiring at the end of the year. Four candidates looking to fill the vacancy have been named. Kathleen Burke-Kelly, Dawn Lindsay, Tim McGrath and Gary Thomas Scott are the applicants who have been chosen as finalists for the position after an extensive interview process. The selected candidate will step into the job beginning January 1, 2007. The office of the Vice President of Instructional Services is a contract, full-time, 12-month administrative position, which requires one to report directly to the superintendent/president. As vice president, he or she will be in charge for all of GCC’s instructional programs. The vice president will also take on a role as a member of the senior management team that advises the superintendent/presi-
dent and the Board of Trustees. According to White, one of the biggest challenges the incoming vice president will face is not getting enough resources from the state to carry out programs at the college. “That’s [lack of resources is] always the hardest thing,” said White. “It’s not having enough resources and telling people with great ideas and a lot of creativity that we wouldn’t be able to support them financially.” All four candidates have met the minimum requirements needed for consideration, which are having a master’s degree, five years of successful managerial experience, and five years of teaching experience at a post-secondary institution. White said that the ideal candidate would have to be able to effectively provide leadership in order to encourage people to try new things in the classroom and curriculum.
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“You have to be visible and accessible to faculty, students and administration,” he said. Burke-Kelly, the current acting Vice President of Academic Affairs at Los Angeles Mission College, is a familiar face on campus. Burke-Kelly is the former Board of Trustees president who unexpectedly resigned on September 9. “I was looking at any openings for vice presidencies in the Southern California area,” she said. “I have been for a couple of years now.” She added that “it was just a set of circumstances” that led her to apply for the soon-to-be-vacant position, indicating that this opening was not the reason why she resigned from the board. Burke-Kelly’s goal, if selected, will be to strengthen the college’s commitment to seek out new opportunities and to develop and strengthen curriculum. She credits GCC as the place where she acquired her strong skill in cur-
riculum development. She believes that being a familiar entity on the campus can have its pluses and minuses when it comes to the selection process due to the fact that, as she said, “people know you and people ‘know’ you.” Lindsay, Dean of Instruction at Riverside Community College, does not believe that Burke-Kelly’s previous role at GCC should have any weight in the selection process. “I would hope that the campus and the people who have interviewed me have done their work to have a good understanding of what I can bring to the campus,” said Lindsay. “You have to trust in the hiring process.” Lindsay has familiarized herself with the college and became attracted to the opportunity of working here because of the educational master plan and the accreditation reports. She said that the things that shine through in
those reports are that the campus is very collegial, strong in shared governance and very student centered. “Obviously, when you have an opportunity to look at a district that’s got such a great reputation with a great faculty and a great student body, it’s an attractive opportunity,” said Lindsay. On November 7, the candidates were presented to the college at an open forum which gave them the opportunity to introduce themselves to students, faculty and staff. At the forum, candidates were asked to present a closing statement of why they would be the ideal applicant to fill the position of vice president. Scott, Dean of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences at Long Beach City College, feels that the public forum “was really wonderful.” [See Vice President, Page 7]
Friday, November 17, 2006
Democrats Sweep Election, Incumbent Governor Hangs On By Jane Pojawa
EL VAQUERO PHOTO EDITOR
hroughout the nation, Democrats routed the Republicans, seizing the Senate, the Congress, and winning a majority of governorships. According to the New York Times, there are now 28 states governed by Democrats and only 22 by Republicans, as the GOP lost 6 states in this election – Maryland, Massachusetts, Colorado, Arkansas, New York and Ohio. In the closely fought battle for the Senate, the Democrats gained Montana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island and Maryland to lead 51 to 49. In the Congress, Democrats picked up 28 districts leading 229 to 196. STATE MEASURES 1A “Transportation Funding Protection Amendment,” which uses the sales tax on gas to be used only for traffic congestion relief, safety improvements and local streets and roads, passed 76.8% to 23.2%. Propositions 1B – 1E are bond measures. Essentially, the state issues bonds that are bought by investors, then those investors are repaid with interest. Instead of raising taxes, the state borrows money to pay for its expenses, like roads and schools. $42.7 billion in new bonds will mean that nearly 6 percent of the state bud-
get would be claimed for debt service each year. If the economy grows, then this may be a good way to make improvements to the infrastructure. The downside is that debt is passed on over 30 years, so that another generation pays off a debt that it may not have benefited from incurring. In this election all of the bond measures passed, and California is committing to paying back the debt over a 30year period. 1B “Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality and Port Security Bond Act” provided a bond act of up to $19,925,000,000 to make safety improvements and repairs to state highways, local streets and roads, expand public transport, reduce air pollution and improve anti-terrorism security at ports. 61.2% voted yes, 38.8% no. This measure is expected to cost the state $38.9 billion over 30 years. 1C “Housing and Emergency Shelter Bond Act.” Issued bonds to raise money to provide housing for battered women and their children, low-income senior citizens, homeownership for the disabled, military veterans and working families. The $2,850,000,000 in bonds will be paid back at a rate of $204 million per year over 30 years. 1C passed 57.4% to 42.6%.
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Angelides’ supporters, including firefighters, teachers and labor union members rally in Sacramento on Nov. 11.
DEMOCRAT / %
Phil Angelides 38.9%
Arnold Schwarzenegger (incumbent) 56.1%
Other – 5%
John Raymond mendi - 49.5
SECRETARY OF STATE
Debra Bowen 48.5
Bruce McPherson (incumbent) 44.7
Other – 6.8
John Chiang - 50.9
Tony Strickland - 40.0
Other – 9.1
Bill Lockyer - 54.8
Claude Parrish - 37.0
Other – 9.1
Jerry Brown - 56.7
Chuck Poochigian - 37.9
Other – 5.4
Cruz M. Bustamante - 38.9 Steve Poizner - 50.6
Other – 10.5
STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, DISTRICT 4
Judy May Chu - 65.3
Glen Forsch - 27.7
Other - 7
Dianne Feinstein (incumbent) - 59.7
Richard (Dick) Mountjoy Other – 5.4 - 34.9
Gara- Tom McClintock - 45.9
Other – 5.6
CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE U.S. REP. DISTRICT 26
Cynthia Rodriguez Mat- David Dreier - 56.8 thews - 38.2
U.S. REP. DISTRICT 27
Brad Sherman - 69.0
Peter Hankwitz - 31.0
U.S. REP. DISTRICT 29
Adam B. Schiff - 63.7
William J. Bodell - 27.6
Other - 5
Other – 8.7
MEMBERS OF THE STATE ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY 43
DISTRICT Paul Krekorian - 62.9
Michael M. Agbaba - 30.0
Steve Myers (L) - 7.1
DISTRICT Anthony Portantino-58.4
Scott Carwile - 33.3
Other – 8.3
DISTRICT Elliott Robert Barkan - Anthony Adams - 55.5 38.2
Jill K. Stone (L) - 6.3
SUPERIOR COURT JUDGES OFFICE
OFFICE NO. 8
Deborah L Sanchez - Bob Henry - 47.78 52.22
OFFICE NO. 18
Daviann L. Mitchel - John C. Gutierrez - 41.07 58.93
OFFICE NO. 102
Hayden Zacky - 63.64
George C. Montgomery 36.36
OFFICE NO. 144
David W. Stuart - 58.88
Janis Levart Barquist 41.12
STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES / COURT OF APPEALS Photo by Jane Pojawa
Democratic candidate for governor, Phil Angelides addresses a packed house at the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento on Nov. 11. Although Angelides lost the election, he won the majority of votes in L.A. county.
Both State Supreme Court Justices, Joyce L. Kennard and Carol A. Corrigan are to be retained. All Justices in the Court of Appeal are to be retained. Staistical information provided by California Secretary of State, Bruce Mc Pherson.
Friday, November 17, 2006
ASGCC Contemplates Funding for AB 540 Students, Final Decision Hangs in Balance Until Next Week By Olga Ramaz
EL VAQUERO EDITOR IN CHIEF
n Tuesday, the Associated Students of Glendale Community College (ASGCC) considered a request for $3000 to fund a project that could possibly benefit AB 540 students. Greg Perkins, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) counselor, was present at the meeting to explain the purpose behind the request, the potential impact it can have on these students, as well the impact it
can have on the campus. “AB 540 students are one of the faster growing sources of enrollment for the college,” said Perkins. “The number of AB 540 students at the college increase somewhere between 20 and 25 percent each year.” Perkins believes that there is a perception that a college like GCC is friendly to AB 540 students in comparission to other colleges that turn away undocumented students due to their immigration status. “One of the differences of this scholarship is that we reach out to the communities, to the high schools, and provide some kind of funding as they’re coming into
the college,” said Perkins. Currently there are over 250 AB 540 students on campus that do not receive any financial assistance from the college. Perkins encouraged ASGCC to recognize approval “as the right thing to do” since the legislature considers it as so. “It’s one thing to start here, but a lot of these students are in so much pressure they can’t come back for a second semester,” he said. “This provides them a little support so they can come back.” ASGCC member Carolina Yernazian spoke on behalf of the request. “Maybe people see it [AB 540]
as if it stands in the same place of other scholarships, I disagree with that,” said Yernazian. A final decision was not reached and the members of the ASGCC decided to table a motion until the next meeting when an agreement can be reached. Member Karla Mercado reminded fellow ASGCC members of their purpose. “Isn’t that what we are here to do, to help students,” asked Mercado. “Last time I checked, each of us represent 500 students and what better way to represent them than to help those who need help.” ASGCC have so many dollars
that they can provide. Paul Schlosmann, Dean of Student Affairs, reminded them to take notice of such fact. “You have to remember, the bottom line is, there is only so much money,” said Schlosmann. “You’re going to have to take it from somewhere and we can’t go over the budget.”
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Undocumented Students Struggle to Pursue Education
Part I of a three-part series By Pauline Guiuan
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eaving her way through the thin crowd of students scattered throughout Plaza Vaquero during midterms week, “Carla” does not stand out. She looks like most other students on this campus: toting a backpack, clutching a few books in her arms, and wearing a tired look that says she just pulled an all-nighter. But “Carla” is not a typical college student. Unknown to many of her classmates and teachers, she is a fugitive in the eyes of the government – an illegal immigrant who could be deported at a moment’s notice. At the age of four, she and her parents crossed the Mexican border into California; to this day she has not received legal status as a resident of the United States and continues to face an uncertain future. The 20-year-old culinary arts major is one of the approximately 300 undocumented immigrant students currently enrolled at the college. “I came here [to GCC] to get an education,” “Carla” said. “This is for my future.” “Carla” who finished high school at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles, was able to enroll at GCC through AB 540, a bill signed into law by Gov. Gray Davis in 2001 which allows non-citizen students who have attended high school in California for at least three years and received a general education diploma (GED) to qualify for resident fees at colleges. AB 540 mandates that “any student without immigration status must file an affidavit with the college or university stating that he or she applied to legalize his or her status as soon as he or she is eligible to do so.” There are around 250 to 300 such students at the college right now, according to Greg Perkins, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) Counselor. “It’s been challenging for these students because they can’t get financial assistance,” Perkins said. “They struggle to pay tuition.” According to the counselor, although these undocumented students pay resident fees (recently lowered to $20 per unit), they still
have much difficulty paying for tuition, books and other school needs because they cannot qualify for financial aid, fee waivers and other forms of financial support from the government. This is exacerbated by the fact that they are not allowed to apply for jobs, even after they graduate, unless they are employed “under the table,” meaning they have to be discreetly employed, paid in cash and not allowed to fill out any tax-related forms. Such jobs do not give any benefits and often pay only the minimum wage; employees may be fired at the employer’s whim. “I have to pay for all of my classes myself,” “Carla” s a i d . “ A n d books are expensive. I don’t work, but both my parents work very hard so that I can finish school.” “Carla” added that her family is forced to make sacrifices; her parents work multiple jobs and struggle to pay regular household bills. “Jose”, another undocumented GCC student, recently earned an associate’s degree in computer science. “I couldn’t, and still can’t, fill out job applications,” he said. “So I’m trying to survive by doing private consulting.” Culinary arts instructor Andrew Feldman, who is acquainted with several undocumented students from his classes, sympathizes with their plight. During his seven years at the college, Feldman has had about 60 undocumented students in his classes. “These students operate under a very heavy burden,” said Feldman. “They face innumerable roadblocks to their education. They’re usually the most needy [in the community], and usually the first in their family to attend college, and they’re usually Hispanic, which comprises [one of] the lowest economic groups in California.” Feldman added that these students go through “a cycle of poverty.” Since they are usually unable to attend a university because of the lack of financial support,
and because they cannot legally apply for jobs. Their opportunities are very limited. “They are usually confined to community college,” Feldman said. “And lower education means lower pay.” Perkins added, “If they can’t get money here at community college, imagine what it’ll be like if they went to UCLA.” To instructors like Feldman, the students’ abilities are wasted, especially since some of them have done very well academically and have grades that more than satisfy UC and CSU transfer requirements.
ly simple for legal residents and natural born citizens. One former GCC student, “Manny,” was able to transfer to Cal Poly Pomona. But because of his status, he is unable to get a driver’s license and has to take the bus two hours each way from Eagle Rock to Pomona. Added to the harrowing commute, “Manny” has been struggling to pay the more than $300 per unit tuition fees. He has decided to sit out the upcoming winter quarter and work “under the table” to save money for the spring semester. Books, computers and even clothes for school are added expenses that “Manny” has to worry about. “These students don’t know what’s going to happen next,” said Perkins. “Most of them are part-time students because t h e y either don’t h a v e enough time or don’t — Andrew Feldman h a v e enough money Some graduated as valedictori- to stay as full-time students.” ans of their high school class, and Perkins is the adviser of an go on to become honor students on-campus club called Voces del and members of the dean’s list at Mañana, which consists mainly GCC. Many are active in on-cam- of undocumented students. pus organizations and activities. The organization, whose name “They’re good students,” Feld- translates to Voices of Tomorrow, man said. “They typically work hosts fundraising activities for very hard [in classes]. Some have scholarships for active members done extremely well in my class- of the club. It sponsors events and es.” projects that promote awareness “Carla,” Feldman’s student, about and provide support for said that she herself “does pretty undocumented students. Its memgood” in all her classes and added bers participate in community that her grades are getting bet- service as well. ter. She plans to eventually earn The scholarships offered by the a bachelor’s degree in culinary club are usually in the amount of arts and go on to work in a hotel $100 per student, per semester. or restaurant, but only if she can “Every little bit helps,” said Perraise the funds to earn the de- kins. gree. Additionally, even though they “I hope to transfer to Cal State do not qualify for most scholarL.A. or Cal Poly Pomona,” she ships, undocumented students are said. “But it’s hard because I able to qualify for a few private don’t know how I’m going to af- scholarships, such as those offord it.” fered by the Alpha Gamma SigSome undocumented students ma honors society for academic have been able to make it to uni- achievement or community serversities, but experience a multi- vice. They may also qualify for tude of challenges just to be able scholarships given by organizato accomplish the tasks related to tions or individuals who seek to attending school that are relative- help immigrant students.
People think that illegal immigrants are a problem that should go away, but they’re never going away. They’re part of society.
However, very few of these scholarships are available, and undocumented students are still forced to compete with other students who are legal residents or citizens for amounts usually less than $500. “Carla” said that some staff and faculty members like Perkins and Feldman tell her about opportunities for financial support. However, “Carla” is hesitant to disclose her status by inquiring about available help for undocumented students. She and many others live in the constant fear that they will be discovered and deported back to their countries of origin. One undocumented high school graduate was even turned away by the college admissions office when he inquired about enrolling as an AB 540 student, according to Perkins. “He went to the wrong person on the wrong day,” said the counselor. Feldman said that even though he maintains a good relationship with his students, some of them are still very hesitant to disclose their status as illegal immigrants. For the same reason, some of them even refuse to join Voces del Mañana. Feldman added that he applauds counselors like Perkins, “who have worked very hard to help these students.” However, college staff and faculty can only do so much to help. “The college works hard to the best of its legal ability,” said Feldman. “But in the end we are still obligated by law. Things can only be done [to help undocumented students] in an unofficial capacity. It’s a sensitive political issue.” For Feldman, the main reason behind this is the hostility shown towards illegal immigrants in American society. “People think that illegal immigrants are a problem that should go away,” Feldman said. “But they’re never going away. They’re part of society.” Perkins believes that these immigrant students “are a valuable resource to the community.” “I have so much respect for them,” he said. “Even though they’re in a [difficult] situation, they serve the community and are active on campus. They’re trying [See Students, Page 7]
Friday, November 17, 2006
El Vaquero Wins Big at Journalism Conference By Olga Ramaz
EL VAQUERO EDITOR IN CHIEF
l Vaquero shone at the regional Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) conference held at Cal State Fullerton, receiving 22 awards on Nov. 4 and setting a new GCC record of most wins at a regional conference. The staff competed against more than 300 students, each representing 29 community colleges in Southern California. El Vaquero surpassed their 20award mark set at Fullerton last fall. Prior to the conference, entries for the mail-in portion were sent out for judging. Ten awards were presented to the staff in this category, one of which included a meritorious plaque for news editor Pauline Guiuan for her investigative piece on college student suicides. Mail-in entries are clippings of published stories from the past year which are judged by fellow journalism instructors and professionals. These awards, along with bring-in and on-the-spot categories, were awarded the same evening. Bring-in awards were given for feature photo, infographic, photo illustration and advertisement.
Photo editor Jane Pojawa was a big winner at JACC, taking home seven awards and dominating in the bring-in categories. “It was really quite thrilling,” said Pojawa. “I didn’t expect to win anything like that and it was quite an honor to compete.” On-the-spot competitions included critical review, opinion, sports, news and feature stories. Awards in all these categories include honorable mention and placement recognition. Guiuan took home first place for feature story. “Winning feels great,” she said. “The whole experience was just very educational…I enjoyed it tremendously.” Guiuan also competed in two other categories: broadcast news writing and copy editing. She received an honorable mention in broadcast and third place for the latter. On-the-spot competitions are intended to give students an opportunity to experience the real life pressure of professional journalists. While meeting tight deadlines, students are also honing their skill in reporting and/or photography. In addition to competing, students also attend workshops and lectures that gave insight into professional journalism.
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Staff writer Rachel Mills and news editor Pauline Guiuan show off their awards at Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 4.
First time JACC attendee and Vaquero photographer Graig Agop budgeted his time between competitions and workshops. “It was an amazing and inspiring experience,” said Agop. “It motivated me to become a better photographer.” Adviser Liane Enkelis agrees that the workshops, lectures and competitions at JACC are relevant to a student’s journalistic
development. “The whole JACC experience is invaluable for students,” said Enkelis. “I think that this is the closest a student can come to an actual working experience before their internship. [Students also] have the opportunity to attend seminars that are conducted by professionals in the field.” El Vaquero will travel to Sacramento in the spring for the annual
state convention. There, the staff will compete against 50 colleges, representing both Southern and Northern California. “We have very polished journalists who have many semesters of experience in El Vaquero,” said Enkelis. “Every year we get better.” Olga Ramaz can be reached at Olga_Ramaz @elvaq.com
•Front Page Layout (El Vaquero Staff, Honorable Mention)
•Advertisement (Jane Pojawa, Fourth Place)
•Inside Page Layout (Jane Pojawa, Honorable Mention)
•Infographic (Jane Pojawa, First and Third Place)
•Student Designed Advertisement (Jane Pojawa, Second Place)
•Photo (Emmanuel Belviz, Second Place)
•Photo Story/Essay (Jeryd Pojawa, Fourth Place)
•Photo illustration (Jane Pojawa, First and Third Place)
•Sports Action Photo (Isaiah Marmol, Honorable Mention) •Critical Review (Alison Geller, Honorable Mention) •Depth News Story/Series (El Vaquero Staff) •Investigative News Story/Series (Pauline Guiuan, Meritorious) •Opinion Story (Ramela Isagholian, Honorable Mention) •Online General Excellence (El Vaquero, Meritorious)
On-the-Spot •Broadcast News Writing (Pauline Guiuan, Honorable Mention) •Copy Editing (Pauline Guiuan, Third Place) •Critical Review (Alison Geller- Second Place, Olga Ramaz- Honorable Mention) •Feature Story (Pauline Guiuan- First Place, Rachel Mills- Honorable Mention)
Friday, November 17, 2006
Californians Turn Out to Vote, Approve Certain State Measures and Bond Acts [Elections, from Page 3] 1D “Kindergarten – University Public Education Facilities Bond Act” This $10,416,000,000 bond issue will provide needed funding to relieve public school overcrowding and to repair older schools. Bond funds must be spent according to strict accountability measures. Funds will also be used to repair and upgrade existing public college and university buildings and to build new classrooms to accommodate the growing student enrollment in the California Community Colleges, the University of California and California State Universities. Expected state costs (money may be appropriated from the General Fund to pay off bonds) of about $20.3 billion to pay off both the principal ($10.4 billion) and interest ($9.9 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $680 million per year. 1D passed 56.5% to 43.5%. 1E “Disaster Preparedness / Flood Prevention Bond Act.” This act is supposed to rebuild and repair flood control structures to protect homes and prevent loss of life from flood-related disasters, including levee failures, flash floods and mudslides and also protect California’s drinking water supply system by rebuilding delta levees. Authorizes a $4.09 billion dollar bond act. State cost is estimated at about $8 billion over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($4.1 billion) and interest ($3.9 billion) on the bonds. Payments of about $266 million per year. The Disaster/Flood Bond passed 63.9% to 36.1%. Prop. 83: “Sex Offender Reform” increased penalties for violent and habitual sex offenders. It prohibits offenders from living near schools and parks and requires a global positioning system to keep track of their whereabouts. This measure is expected to cost the state up to $200,000,000 annually with a start-up of several hundred million dollars. Passed 70.6% to 29.4%. Prop. 84: “Water Quality / Flood Control / Park Improvements.” Funds projects relating to safe drinking water, water quality and supply, flood control, waterway and natural resource protection, water pollution and contamination control, state and local park improvements, public access to natural resources, and water conservation efforts. Provides funding for emergency drinking water. State cost of about $10.5 billion
over 30 years to pay off both the principal ($5.4 billion) and interest ($5.1 billion) costs on the bonds. Payments of about $350 million per year. Reduction in local property tax revenues of several million dollars annually. Unknown costs, potentially tens of millions of dollars per year, to state and local governments to operate or maintain properties or projects acquired or developed with these bond funds. 84 passed 53.7% - 46.3%. Prop. 85: “Parental Notification Before Termination of Minor’s Pregnancy.” Physicians would have to report any minor seeking an abortion to her parents and to the state. The teen would then have to wait for 48 hours after getting her parent’s permission. Any physician failing to report the pregnancy termination or the required permission would be subject to prosecution / fines. If it passed this measure was estimated to cost the state millions of dollars in health, social services and legal costs. 85 was defeated 54.0% to 46%. Prop. 86: The “Cigarette Tax” would have raised the price of a pack of cigarettes by $2.60. The funds would have been used for health programs, children’s health coverage and tobacco-related programs. This tax would have brought approximately 2.1 billion dollars to the programs it was supposed to fund, but it was defeated 52.1% to 47.9%. Prop. 87: “Oil Tax for Alternative Energy.” 87 was intended to establish a $4 billion program with the goal of reducing petroleum consumption by 25%, with research and production incentives for alternative energy, alternative energy vehicles, energy efficient technologies, and for education and training. It would have been funded by tax of 1.5% to 6% (depending on oil price per barrel) on producers of oil extracted in California. The cost would be borne by the oil companies which were prohibited from passing tax to consumers. New state revenues were expected to generate from about $225 million to $485 million annually from the imposition of a severance tax on oil production, to be used to fund $4 billion in new alternative energy programs over time. The oil company tax was defeated 54.8% to 45.2%. Prop. 88: “Real Estate Tax for Education.” 88 was intended to provide additional public school funding for kindergarten through grade 12. Homeowners would be required to pay an annual $50 tax on each real property parcel. Funds would be used for class
size reduction (i.e. more teachers), textbooks, school safety, Academic Success facility grants, and data systems to evaluate educational program effectiveness. The State parcel tax revenue was expected to generate roughly $450 million annually, allocated to school districts for specified education programs. 88 was defeated 77% to 23%. Prop. 89: “Corporate Tax to Fund Political Campaigns.” 89 was intended to reduce “special interest” funding for political candidates, provided that candidates for state elective office meeting certain eligibility requirements, would receive public campaign funding from Fair Political Practices Commission, in amounts varying by elective office and election type. 89 would have increased income tax rate on corporations and financial institutions by 0.2 percent to fund program. It would also impose new limits on campaign contributions to state-office candidates and campaign committees, and new restrictions on contributions by lobbyists, state contractors and limit contributions and expenditures by corporations. The projected financial impact was increased revenues (primarily from increased taxes on corporations and financial institutions) totaling more than $200 million annually. The funds would be spent on the public financing of political campaigns for state elected officials. 89, the “Campaign Public Fund” was defeated 74.6% to 25.4%. Prop. 90: “Eminent Domain.” 90 was intended to limit government’s authority to adopt certain land use, housing, consumer, environmental and workplace laws and regulations. It would void unpublished eminent domain court decisions and define “just compensation.” Government must occupy condemned property or lease property for public use. Increased annual state and local government costs to pay property owners for (1) losses to their property associated with certain new laws and rules, and (2) property acquisitions. The amount of such costs is unknown, but potentially significant on a statewide basis. Considered by the California Labor Federation to be potentially costly in terms of fallacious lawsuits. 90 “Eminent Domain” was defeated 52.4% to 47.6%. Jane Pojawa can be reached at Jane_Pojawa@elvaq.com
White Assures That V.P. Job is No Easy Task [Vice President, from Page 2] “I found [there was] a lot of genuine attention from people who were really engaged in that whole process and who were really interested, at least in my session anyway, in what I had to say,” said Scott. Scott has been in education for 30 years and he particularly loves the community college system because of its accessibility and commitment to the community. “If you trust us [community colleges], we’ll find a way to help you be successful,” said Scott. McGrath not only believes in the principle of commitment of the college to the students, he finds GCC in particular to be the epitome of this community college ethic. “This is really a community college,” said McGrath. “It isn’t a college that happens to be in Glendale; this is a college for the community of Glendale.” Dean of Student Learning at Moorpark College, McGrath has acquired a broad background in diverse educational programs. He honed his skills at Rio Hondo College where he was appointed dean of all educational programs. He served in that position from 1999 to 2002.
McGrath believes that he will be a good match for the college due to his concern for community college students. “[Working at a community college] is what I have selected as my career,” he said. “[I want] to make a difference in their [students] lives and in the [college] system.” The selected candidate will be named at the next Board of Trustees meeting Monday at 5 p.m. in Kreider Hall. Once the new vice president steps into office, White would like to see the new person take some initiative and try some new things. “I would like to see the new person who becomes vice president take the time to learn the campus culture,” he said. “Even though you make changes in personnel, high up in administration, who we are and what we do day to day is going to stay basically the same…We are not a Compton college that didn’t get accredited; we’re a college that has a record of achievement and success, and what you want to do is build on that.”
Undocumented Students Hope for Opportunities
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to contribute, so we should all support them.” “Carla” expressed hopes that someday, undocumented students will have opportunities equal to those of legal residents and citizens. “I hope we can get financial aid, no matter what our status.” “People should see that just because we’re not here legally doesn’t mean we’re not human,” she said. “They should understand that we only want a better future for ourselves and our families.” *Names have been changed to protect the students’ identities. Pauline Guiuan can be reached at Pauline_Guiuan@elvaq.com
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CROSSES & ROSES By Pauline Guiuan
EL VAQUERO NEWS EDITOR
Jacob Lopez, Josalina Martinez and Cindy Sanchez, left to right, show their support for veterans who have lost their lives in the War on Terror.
The Arlington West event, held in Vaqero Plaza, and was sponsored by the Justice Cordalition to raise awarness for the troops fighting in Iraq.
small group of students clad in black and wearing very solemn faces make their way down the path to Plaza Vaquero, bearing a wooden casket draped with an American flag on their shoulders. Following closely behind is another group of students, this time carrying a smaller white coffin. The two groups take their grim cargo to the grassy lawn, which is lined with hundreds of white crosses. This scene, a mock funeral procession for an American soldier and an Iraqi child, took place at noon in the Plaza Vaquero Tuesday as the Justice Coalition honored fallen soldiers in Iraq, and was a part of the Veterans Day celebration. Members of the Coalition came to the college early that day and set up approximately 300 crosses from the Arlington West exhibit -a symbolic recreation of the national military cemetery in Arlington, Virginia - in recognition of the 2,845 American soldiers and 665,000 Iraqi soldiers and civilians who have died in the course of the Iraq War. Stars of David and the Muslim crescent moon were also scattered among the rows of crosses, representing the deceased of other religions. Students, veterans of different wars, and family members of deceased soldiers all took turns addressing the small crowd in Plaza Vaquero. “Thousands of American soldiers have fallen victim to the brutal policies of the
Bush administration,” said sociology major Sandra Cuevas, who was the first speaker. “In the future, we will look back on this [war] as one of the greatest blunders in American history.” Cuevas mentioned that military recruiters are now frequent visitors to college campuses. “Do not be fooled by them,” she said. Incidentally, a booth for the Air Force had been set up in the Plaza that day, along with two recruiters. Air Force staff sergeants and recruiters Nat Klungmontri and Jarod Singer expressed their sympathy for their fellow soldiers who died in Iraq. “I support the troops, and that’s why I’m in the Air Force,” said Klungmontri, who added that he was a business major at GCC. “I’m serving my country.” Manny “Vdah” Bracamonte did a freestyle rap about the war in English and Spanish, while Ariel Torres shared a poignant poem he had written about the Iraqi conflict. Veterans from different wars also gave speeches on the war. Kyle Petlock, an Air Force environmental engineering officer until 2002 and a member of Iraqi Veterans Against War (IVAW), spoke about the government’s undisclosed motives and operations. According to him, he had discovered the government’s “real motives and reasons for the war” during his time in the military. “It’s not really about weapons of mass destruction,” he said. “There was a twoyear investigation…there was no indica-
David Valdez and Zahida Jarinllah mourn the loss of lives in the Persian Gulf.
tion of weapons of mass destruction and both the military and the administration knew this.” Petlock claimed that the true motive for the war was the American government’s desire to control the Iraqi oil fields, and although there was evidence of this, the media did not make it public. Vietnam War veterans Clay Claiborne and Chuck Nixon from Veterans for Peace shared their war experiences and compared that war with the Iraqi conflict. Nixon said that Americans are also terrorists because “[they] have caused the deaths of over 660,000 Iraqis. To me, that’s a terror attack.” All of the speakers expressed support for the troops that are currently deployed in Iraq, but also demanded that the troops be sent home. The Justice Coalition, who planned and organized the event with the help of Veterans for Peace, said that they wanted the display and the speeches to promote awareness on campus about the current plight of the soldiers and civilians in Iraq. “It will give [GCC students] a sense of reality,” said member and sociology major Jackie Urquiza. “The crosses and coffins bring out the truth. These will make them take the time to stop and think about all the people who died.”
Students carry a casket adorned with the American flag to the front of the assembly to symbolize fallen soldiers.
The Star of David, Cresent Moons and hundreds of crosses arranged in the courtyard represented the Christian, Muslim and Jewish lives that were lost.
— Photography by Graig Agop
Cindy Sanchez, Jacob Lopez, Gabrial Acosta, Zahida Jarinllah, David Valdez, Jorge Galicia and Juan Pablo listen to stories from veterans who experienced the tragic events in Iraq first-hand.
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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
review Film ‘Babel’ Shines at Box Office, Potential Oscar Nods By Vartanoosh Kiourktzian EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER
butterfly’s wings flapping in one place can cause a tornado in another. This is the central theme of director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and writer Guillermo Arriaga’s latest film. The idea behind “Babel” is that one man’s actions can affect another man’s, even if the other man is a continent away. The film begins with the first of four seemingly unrelated stories. A man is walking through the Moroccan desert to sell his rifle to a friend named Abdullah (Mustapha Rachidi). Abdullah’s purpose for the gun is much more innocent than one would first imagine: he needs it to shoot the jackals who kill his goats. He lets his two sons Yussef (Boubker Ait El Caid) and Ahmed (Said Tarchani) practice with the gun. Surprisingly, his younger son Yussef shows more skill with the gun than his father or his older brother Ahmed. When Abdullah is away at work, it is Yussef’s and Ahmed’s job to herd the goats and kill the jackals. Out of boredom and a
desire to show off to one another, the two start shooting at passing cars. Yussef makes the best shot and ends up stopping a tour bus in the middle of the road. However, this is not what sets in motion the chain of events that connects all the characters. A Japanese girl 10,000 miles away is attempting to cope with her mother’s death, her deafness, and her sexuality. Chieko (Rinko Kikuji) lost her mother to suicide and even though her father, Yasujiro (Koji Yakusho) speaks to her through sign language, he and Chieko are unable to communicate. This second story highlights another theme of “Babel.” Inarritu and Arriaga show that people’s inability to communicate goes beyond the barriers of language. In the third story line, a married couple named Richard and Susan (Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett) have come to Morocco to deal with their child’s death, but neither one of them can talk about it. Meanwhile, their other children are back home in San Diego with their Mexican nanny Amelia, played by Adriana Barraza, who gives one of the film’s standout
Gael Garcia Bernal plays Santiago, Amelia’s loose-cannon nephew.
performances. The fourth story lines unravels as Amelia is getting ready to go to Mexico for her son’s wedding. When circumstances do not allow for the children to stay behind, she takes them with her. Gael Garcia Bernal, who plays Amelia’s nephew Santiago, is smart, witty and
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a bit of a loose cannon. When one of the children say that their mother warned them that Mexico is dangerous, he said, “Yes, it’s full of Mexicans.” Inarritu has assembled a stand out cast from heavyweights such as Blanchett, Bernal, and Pitt to unknowns such as Rachidi and El Caid. The actors seem to live the roles they play and in a true rarity, one forgets that they are even acting. It feels as though the viewer was given a look into the lives of these people, allowing anyone to identify with almost any of the characters. He burrows deep into the characters heart-aches and difficulties, and evokes heartfelt and moving performances from every one of the actors. The actors, some of whom are virtually unknown to American audiences, are what make this film truly worth watching. While Pitt and Blanchett put forth great performances as a couple coping with the death of a child, they are not what make the film great. Barraza gives one of the best performances in the film. Torn between the responsibility to her charges, and the responsibility to her family, she chooses her family and the outcome is disastrous. Yakusho, the father who has lost his wife and seems to be losing his daughter as well, is stellar. One can really feel his anguish and how hard he is trying to be the
father his daughter needs. Come Oscar time, these two should not be forgotten. However, as with his other films “Amores Perros” and “21 Grams,” the acting is not the only thing that makes the film great. Rodrigo Prieto’s cinematography is dazzling. Prieto has a penchant for scenery and backdrops, which is evident in other films he has worked on, such as “Brokeback Mountain” and “Alexander.” He makes even the most barren and dry deserts seem beautiful. The mountains of sand look like heaps of cocoa powder. In Japan, he overindulges himself with color, light, and sound and the outcome is nothing short of mesmerizing. It feels like being trapped inside of a kaleidoscope. He makes Mexico look beautiful and gritty at the same time with his wide shots of the towns and his close-ups of trash and plastic Tecate chairs. “Babel” was not just a visual feast, but also a film about the reality of life. It shows that people may be incapable of communicating with each other despite speaking the same language, but Inarritu and Arriaga offer hope that perhaps people can learn. *** 1/2 out of 4 Vartanoosh Kiourktzian can be reached at Vartanoosh_Kiourktzian@elvaq.com
Friday, November 17, 2006
New Era of Accountability Sweeps Washington many states, who would have thought that it would come down EL VAQUERO FEATURES EDITOR to Virginia deciding the majority patriot or a terrorist; with us of the Senate? John Kerry’s little faux pas did or against us; whose side are you on? That was once the feel- not seem to affect the Democrats ing of the president and the ma- as much as the Republicans were jority of Americans when it came hoping it would. While Phil Angelides did lose, to the war on terror, the war in Iraq and the current administra- it could not have been blamed on Kerry – not when the loss to tion, but not anymore. The people of the United States Arnold Schwarzenegger was so have stood up and demanded that substantial. Plus with the Governator’s changes be made. On Nov. 7, the voters made that change when the move toward the middle of the Democratic Party was voted into political spectrum and effectively the majority in both the House of pulling most, if not all, of AnRepresentatives and the United gelides’ platforms out from under him, it is hard States Senate. to see how Continuing Schwarzenegwith the trend of ger could lose. change, Secretary But why the of Defense Dondrubbing on ald Rumsfeld anthe Congresnounced his decisional level? sion to step down Why did so (or was it a push many peodown) on Nov. 8, ple vote for a move that many Democratic people had hoped candidates? would occur for The GOP’s some time now. — George W. Bush surprise is unChanges are derstandable taking place whether or not President George when you take into consideration W. Bush wants them. This will be that we have an excellent econothe first time in 12 years that Con- my, a very healthy stock market gress has been under Democratic and an extremely low unemploycontrol and will also be the first ment rate. Why would the people sudtime that a female, Nancy Pelosi (nine-term Congresswoman from denly remove the political party San Francisco), holds the presti- in power when they have caused gious position of Speaker of the these great things for our counHouse and will be second in line try? What could have possibly been the key issues that led to this to the presidency. While it was a close race in enormous change in Congress?
By Alison Geller
“I’d like our troops to come home too, but I want them to come home with victory.”
The war in Iraq seems to be a large part of the answer. In the president’s press conference on Nov. 8, he said that while Iraq was a factor he did not take this as Americans wanting to accept defeat. “I’d like our troops to come home too, but I want them to come home with victory,” said Bush in response to a question about bringing troops home. Exactly what victory or defeat was he speaking of? Is it victorious to have 2,800 dead soldiers and more than 21,000 wounded ones? How about more than 600,000 dead Iraqis? No. The people of this country have cried out for an end to this needless bloodshed and loss of life. What about the war on terror? Where did it go? The president seems to talk a lot about the war on terror, but the military is not really fighting that war, at least not in Iraq. The Democrats (many of whom are conservative) who are heading to Capitol Hill are expected to hold investigations on the war and to start holding people, especially those in positions of power, accountable. They are also expected to bring about a new direction for the war in Iraq, as promised. Will the possible appointment of Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense help with that new direction? Possibly; Gates is a former director of the CIA and was deputy national security adviser under former President George H.W.
Bush. It has been said that he was opposed to Bush going into Iraq during the Gulf War and has been a member of a bipartisan commission examining options in Iraq. Is that why, on the heels of the election, Bush announced Rumsfeld’s decision to step down? Only a week prior to the election, he said that he was sticking with Rums- Nancy Pelosi, the unanimously chosen Speaker of the feld for the dura- House, and President George W. Bush: adversaries tion of his term as or allies? Who wants to invite Mark Foley president. Speculations abound. Was this to a Boy Scouts’ meeting? Anysomething that was on the back- one want their phones secretly burner just in case the GOP lost tapped? How about we break all control of Congress? Why wasn’t codes of military conduct and huthis done prior to the election? man decency and torture people This could have been something in places like Guantanamo Bay? The United States government that might have turned the tide for the GOP. Answers, however, are was meant to be ruled by checks and balances; this is not what has as usual, vague and vaguer. The president was disappointed been happening in the last six by the outcome of the election, as years. It is time for the Democrats to if he had expected it to be vastly different. This is unusual, seeing put away their iPods, chess tables as he has the lowest overall job and decks of cards and start makapproval rating: a whopping 31 ing the decisions that they were percent since he has been in the elected to make. The decisions oval office. Not to mention the $8 that are for the good of all people, trillion deficit he has managed to not just the privileged few. Remember, the whole world is accumulate. Then there is the fact that some watching. of the conservative good old boys Alison Geller can be reached at were causing serious scandals. Alison_Geller@elvaq.com
Campus Comments Did You Feel That The War in Iraq Influenced Your Vote? Yuri Lisenkov 21
“Yeah. I’m against this war in Iraq. That’s why I voted for a Democrat, Phil Angelides.”
Julia Karpova 18
“No because there was no mention of the war on the ballot.”
Tabitha Avedissian 20 POLITICAL SCIENCE
“I never really liked the GOP, since they started the war...I would have voted Democratic, regardless.”
Zahida Jariullah 20
“No because I would have voted Democratic anyway.”
— Compiled by Lenin Lau and photographed by Ismael Reyes
November 17, 2006
Vaqueros Shutout East L.A. College 42-0, Finish Season 8-2 By Lenin Lau
EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER
he Vaqueros ended the regular season with a bang when they defeated the East L.A. Huskies 42-0 Saturday night at Sartoris Field, improving to 8-2. In the last regular season game for the sophomores, the Vaqueros played a perfect game allowing no touchdowns and scoring six. The team’s offense totaled 409 yards. Sophomore quarterback Brendon Doyle completed nine of 17 passes for 152 yards and two touchdowns, both to wide receiver Chistopher Marshall. “We wanted to end the regular season with a good note,” said Doyle. “We wanted to show that the offense can hold their own and put the points on the board.” “We had to come out here and make a statement,” said Doyle. A statement was exactly what the Vaqueros made that night.
They ran the ball for 217 yards. Leading the ground attack was Jason McNeil, who ran the ball 20 times for 95 yards and a touchdown. After a slow start for the Vaquero offense, Doyle connected with Marshall for a 17-yard touchdown at the end of the first quarter. McNeil added a 1-yard touchdown to increase the lead to 14-0. Finally, tailback Anthony Cullors scored an 8-yard touchdown to give the Vaqueros a 21-0 lead going into the half. In the third quarter, Brandon Torres scored a 35-yard touchdown to open the half for the Vaqs, giving them a 28-0 lead going into the fourth quarter. In the fourth quarter, Doyle once again hooked up with Marshall for an 8-yard touchdown pass, giving GCC a 35-0 lead. For the final touchdown, Dexter Bryant ran the ball in from 15 yards out, making the score 42-0.
Photo by Emmanuel Belviz
Vaquero tailback Dexter Bryant leaps over a Huskie defender and dives for the final touchdown, winning 42-0.
The Vaquero defense controlled the Huskies’ offense all night allowing only 101 total yards, and holding them just to ten yards rushing. The defense intercepted the ball three times. The first interception came when linebacker Alonzo Menifield intercepted the ball midfield and returned it to the 13yard line. The next interception came when defensive back Elliot Jones intercepted the Huskies’
pass in the third quarter. The key defensive play came when Ray McDonough intercepted the ball in the end zone to end any scoring hopes for the Huskies, putting the game away for good. “It’s important to end the season strong,” said sophomore defensive back Michael Esquivel. “We have to play hard like we have all season.” “I’m so happy with the sophomores,” said Coach John Cicuto.
“16-4 is a pretty good record.” The Vaqueros finished the regular season 8-2 and 4-2 in Western State Conference. With an 8-2 record the Vaqueros are first-time bowl hosts and are slated to play Santa Ana College (7-3) Saturday at 5 p.m. at Sartoris Field.
Lenin Lau can be reached at Lenin_Lau@elvaq.com
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By Susan Aksu
EL VAQUERO STAFF WRITER
ollowing the pattern they set in a frustrating season, the Vaquero men’s soccer team lost 1-5 against Moorpark College at Sartoris Field Friday. The disappointing season resulted in 17 losses, two wins and one tie. Irving Valencia scored the Vaqueros’ first and only goal of the night during the first half. Shortly after, Moorpark scored a goal following a missed penalty kick by Moorpark, tying the teams 1-1 during the first half. “We played really well during the first 30 or so minutes of the game,” said the Vaque-
ro team captain Dino Barbiera. “They’re the second place team and we’re seventh, but I thought that we held our own during the game.” The second half proved to be disappointing for the Vaqueros. Moorpark scored four more goals against the team’s defense. “The defense was doing good,” said Vaquero freshman goalkeeper, Christian Sanchez. “I don’t know why they changed it; we went down after that.” After Moorpark’s first goal the Vaqueros were unable to catch up despite the attempts to make any penalty kicks. The Vaqueros’ strategy of the night was to play a high pressured game by leading an attack from the front. “There are always tactics;
working on touching the ball around, switching fields and just keeping it simple,” said Barbiera. The Vaquero coach, Laura Matsumoto said, “We need to work on finishing and making sure that we have a more successful season next year.” During the course of the game, the Vaqueros missed two opportunities to score penalty kicks. They also received two yellow cards during the second half. Valencia received a yellow card for tripping over an opponent and Brian Linares received one for knocking over an opponent. They had lost to Moorpark previously in the season (0-2.) [See Mens Soccer, Page 14]
Friday, November 17, 2006
Vaqueros Hope For Better Season Next Year [Men’s Soccer from Page 13]
Vaqueros’ Captain Dino Barbiera hustles to retrieve the ball from Moorpark.
Photo by Emmanuel Belviz
According to Barbiera, the team was at a disadvantage ever since the second half of this season. “Our bench was really small,” said Barbiera. “We had to readjust compared to the first game [against Moorpark.] We had a completely different lineup, different goalie and different midfielders. We played the best with what we had.” Freshmen Valencia and Jasey are expected to stand out next year, according to Barbiera, considering their improvements and maturity throughout the course of the season. The previous captain had to be replaced after suffering from a concussion. Another disadvantage for the Vaqueros is that the team is mainly made up of freshmen. The previous goalie had broken his leg early on in the season due to a slide tackle.
Vaquero Sports Summaries Updates • Scores • Highlights
FOOTBALL The Vaqueros beat East Los Angeles College 42-0 last Saturday and will host the Western State Conference Bowl Saturday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. at Sartoris Field against Santa Ana College. Glendale finished ninth in Southern California in the California Community College Regional State Football Poll at 8-2 and Santa Ana is 7-3 this year and ranked No. 10. Against ELAC, the Vaqs rolled up 409 yards of total offense and scored six touchdowns, led by WSC Player of the Week Brendon Doyle, who passed for two touchdowns on nine of 17 for 152 yards. Jason McNeil was the leading rusher with 95 yards and one score on 20 carries and Chris Marshall caught four balls for 86 yards and two touchdowns. Glendale limited the visiting Huskies to 101 yards of total offense and forced four turnovers in getting its first shutout of the season. WSC Player of the Week Alonzo Meinfield had nine tackles and an interception to set up the
first Glendale score. Matt Patterson had seven tackles, and Josh Nesbitt and Grant Valentine had five each. Valentine also had two running back sacks and 1.5 quarterback sacks.
Diego. Now 2-0, Glendale got 13 points from Owen Duckworth against Victor Valley and Jamar Eubanks added 12 and Gerrell Finney had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Glendale hits the road against San Diego Mesa Saturday.
The Glendale women’s team and two runners from the men’s team will compete in the state championships Saturday, November 18 at Woodward Park in Fresno. The Vaquero women won the Southern California Championships November 3 in Antelope Valley and should be the favorite to win the state title Saturday. The runners who scored points for the Vaqs to win the Southern California meet were race winner Tove Berg, Lili Hernandez, Ana Rodriguez, Brenda Santana and Desiree Ruiz with Zitlacic Ley and Sandra Martinez rounding out the top seven. Chris Lopez and Jose Valencia will represent the men in Fresno.
MEN’S BASKETBALL The Vaqueros won their own tipoff tournament Saturday with a 6862 win over Victor Valley. Glendale advanced to the finals with a 72-55 win over Miramar College from San
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The Vaqueros started the season with a 77-65 win over Cuyamaca College last Wednesday in El Cajon. Deanna Barajas led Glendale with 16 points and Helen Suarez added 10 points and nine rebounds. Glendale hosts the Vaquero Shootout Thursday through Sunday in the Verdugo Gym. The Vaqs face Cerritos Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL Glendale dropped a pair of matches last week to fall to 2-6 in WSC and 6-14 overall. The Vaqueros fell to Canyons in three games last Tuesday 30-18, 30-27 and 30-21 and lost to Pierce in three games Friday 3012, 30-19 and 30-14. In the loss to Pierce, Susie Marco had 10 kills and Christine Hyman had 8. Alyssa Ros-
ca had 19 assists, Vanessa Escobar had seven digs and Marco had two solo blocks. The Vaqueros end the regular season this week with a road game Tuesday at Bakersfield and a home game Friday against Citrus at 7:00 p.m.
WOMEN’S SOCCER The Vaqueros ended the regular season with a pair of losses to finish 10-8-5 overall and 3-5-4 in WSC. They lost to Citrus 4-3 last Tuesday and lost to Valley 4-3 last Friday.
Even though the Vaqueros’ season is over, they are hopeful for the next. “I have learned a lot from this great coaching staff that I can’t wait to return as well,” said Barbiera. Matsumoto said, “It’s a great group of guys and we hope to get a solid core of them back who will continue with maturity. That’s what we’re looking for, maturity and players with a better soccer sense.”
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MEN’S SOCCER Glendale ended the season 1-192 overall and 1-11-2 in WSC after losing to Hancock 2-1 last Tuesday and to Moorpark 5-1 Friday.
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Friday, November 17, 2006
Calendar On Campus exhibition ‘Rocktobersurprisefest’ — An art exhibition which features the works of Suzanne Adelman, Dewey Ambrosino, Roger Dickes, Janet Jenkins, Karen Lofgren, Daniel Mendel-Black, Mitchell Syrop and Andrea Teodorescu, “Rocktobersurprisefest” is a collection of diverse and obliquely seditious artworks which aims encryptic resistance at structures that have intensified and denied human and socio-economic rights to international populations. The exhibition is currently on display in the art gallery and runs through Nov. 18. Admittance is free. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information,
call (818) 240-1000, ext. 5663 or visit www.glendale.edu/artgallery.
theatre Fall Student Showcase — Theatre Arts Department students perform various scenes in the auditorium studio theatre, Saturday at 8 p.m. No late seating and it is limited. Admission is free.
sports Women’s Volleyball — The women take on L.A. Citrus on the home turf at 7 p.m. tonight. Women’s Basketball — The women take on L.A. Citrus
on the home turf at 7 p.m. tonight. The team will be hosting the Women’s Basketball Vaquero Shoot-Out at home through Nov. 19.
lectures ‘Finding Water in Europa and Beyond’— The Science/Lecture Series presents a lecture by Dr. Krishan Khurana, of UCLA, titled “Finding Water in Europa and Beyond.” The lecture will take place in the Santa Barbara building, room 243 on Nov. 28. The lecture will begin at noon and it is open to the public. Humanities/Social Science Lecture Series— Former GCC English professor Sharon Scull
will be speaking to the students and public in Kreider Hall on November 30 at noon.
will take place at the upper parking lot from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19. Admission is free.
ASGCC Decathalon — The ASGCC is sponsoring a decathalon, tonight starting at 6:30 p.m. at Student Center 212.
Fire Academy — Deadline to submit applications for the Verdugo Fire Academy are available at AT 106 and AD 151. An orientation will be held tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.
Speech Tournament — The Speech Communications Department is hosting the second annual Speech Intramural Tournament for students who are enrolled in Speech 101. The competition is on Friday and begins at 2:30 p.m. The event will take place in Administration 217 A. For more information call (818) 240-1000, ext. 3179. Swap meet — The Swap meet
Christmas Sale — The bookstore is having a Christmas sale and special promotion. With the purchase of giftware items totaling $20 or more, you may enter to win $100 cash. This promotion excludes software, textbooks, electronics and sale items. Sale starts Nov. 20. The winner of the $100 will be announced on Dec. 18.
Around Town theatre ‘Catch Me If You Can’ — Back for the 60th anniversary season, the Glendale Centre Theatre presents “Catch Me If You Can,” one of the most suspenseful and fun-filled comedies. The play runs through Nov. 18. Tickets are $17.50 on Wednesday, Thursday evenings and on Saturday for the matinee. Friday and Saturday evenings, tickets can be purchased for $20. Students and Seniors pay $16.50 on seleceted evenings. The Glendale Centre Theatre is located at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale. For additional information visit www.glendalecentretheatre.com or call (818) 244-8481. ‘Pheadra’ — Based on Euripides’ “Hippolytus,” Jean Racine’s “Pheadra” reveals devestating potential of love and the brutality of human nature. The show runs through Nov. 19. Ticket prices range from $34 to $38. A Noise Within is located at 234 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For
more information call (818) 240-0910. ‘As You Like It’ — William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” takes center stage at A Noise Within through Dec. 2. The story of love struck refugees pack Arden’s forest like ripe apples in this glorious comic tribute to the transformative triumph of love. For more information visit www.anoisewithin.org
exhibitions ‘Picasso’s Greatest Print’— The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents the exhibition “Picasso’s Greatest Print” which runs through Dec. 21. LACMA is located at 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. For more information call (323) 857-6000. ‘Ooo: Early Prints by Ed Ruscha’— The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena is proud to present “Ooo: Early Prints by Ed Ruscha” which is on dis-
play until Jan. 22, 2007. The exhibition features Ruscha’s early experiments with lithography, works created in 1969 at the Tamarind Lithography Workshop in L.A. From the minimalist “Ooo” to the iconic “Hollywood in the Rain,” this selection of 14 graphic works demonstrates Rucha’s interest in language, popular culture and his masterful ability to use text as subject. The Norton Simon Museum is located at 411 West Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. ‘The Collectible Moment: Photographs in the Norton Simon Museum’ — The Norton Simon Museum presents a survey of the museum’s photography collection titled “The Collectible Moment: Photographs in the Norton Simon Museum.” The exhibition runs through Feb. 26, 2007 and features approximately 160 works by 100 historical and modern photographers. These photos will be on view with special emphasis on the contemporary artists involved with the development of
the museum’s photography program in the early 1970s. The instillation includes portfolios and a selection of ephemera from the museum’s archives. Featured artists include Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Judy Dater, Leland Rice and Frederick Sommer, among others. For more information on this exhibit and others, visit www.nortonsimon.org
music Spaceland — These Arms are Snakes play a gig at Spaceland tonight. Spaceland is located at 1717 Silver Lake Blvd. L.A. Special guests opening the show include French Toast, Mouth of the Architect and Everlovely LightningHeart. All ages show, tickets are available at the door. For more information call (818) 661-4380. House of Blues — The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip presents Hello Goodbye on Nov. 24. The show starts at 7 p.m.
and tickets are $13.99. The show is all ages. Underground hip-hop artist Talib Kweli will hit the stage on Nov. 26. Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The House of Blues on the Sunset Strip is located on 8430 Sunset Blvd., L.A. For more information call (323) 848-5100. The Wiltern — Blackest of the Black, Danzig and The Hunted play The Wiltern on Nov. 29. Tickets are $35. The doors open at 7 p.m. The Wiltern is located at 3790 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. For more information call (213) 380-5005. The Orpheum — Goldenvoice and The Orpheum present Cat Power & The Memphis Rhythm Band Concert on Nov. 25. The doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. The Orpheum is located at 842 South Broadway, L.A. It is an all ages show. Tickets are $29.50 and can be purchased through ticketmaster.com
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Friday, November 17, 2006
‘Phanatics’ An Array of Routines Showcased Students’ Talents
Christian Galvez, Ryan Olaes and Daimici Robert, above, perform to Nelly Furtado’s song “Man Eater.”
Hip-hop dance group “54” members Kris Ravago, Erik Jimenez, Sean Krompis, Chris Bautista and Emeroy Bernardo, above, preform as part of the “Phanatics” dance review. Daimici Robert, Ryan Olaes and Mio Shimahara, below, rehearse to “Put the Needle On It” by Danni Minogue.
- Photography by Mike Renery Ryan Olaes, Daimici Robert and Rika Aizu vamp up their routine during dress rehearsal. Ryan Olaes, Mio Shimahara and Rika Aizu, below, glam it up to Danni Minogue’s “Put the Needle On It.”