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Serving the Blue Water area since 1931. A public forum by and for students.

Board of Trustees

Angie Stoecklin Staff Writer

in learning as much as possible about SC4, as well as its students, the classes which are offered, and also the school’s contribution to the community and early college programs. He earned his associate’s degree from SC4 David E. Oppliger David Oppliger has been on the in 1976, and he received his Bachelors of Accountancy from board of trustees for five years. He hopes to continue contributing Walsh College in 1978. Having James A. Relken once been involved with a local to SC4’s efforts of providing an As a new member of the Board opportunity for students to receive CPA firm for nearly 20 years, of Trustees, James Relken would Ogden became partner for the a higher education. A graduate like to work towards an increase in same firm in 1986. He once held of Tulane University, as well as funding for student scholarships. the title of Director of Finance The University of Detroit Law He received his associate’s degree for the city of Port Huron. Ogden school, he has held the position in law enforcement at SC4. resides locally in Port Huron and is of Attorney at Law for 27 years. Relken was later employed in now a certified public accountant. Oppliger currently lives in Fort the security department at Muller Gratiot, MI. Brass Company and continued Robert E. Tansky worked there for 15 years. He is As a two year member of the John H. Ogden now the proud owner of James A. board, Robert Tansky’s goal is Newly appointed as a Trustee, Relken Companies as well as Jim John Ogden finds great importance to aid in the development of Relken Television Productions in partnership with EBW TV and the Blue Water Television Network. He currently resides in Port Huron, MI.

Robert E. Tansky

David E. Oppliger

John D. Adair

Denise M. Brooks

an organization that is capable of meeting the challenges and opportunities that face one of the top Community Colleges in the U.S. He earned his bachelors in science at the University of Detroit, and later earned his master’s in business administration at Michigan State University. He is also a post graduate of Purdue and Wayne State University, as well as the University of Michigan. Following his educational background, Tansky held the position of business and economics professor at SC4 for 44 years. He was also department chair for 35 years, and the SC4 DECA Advisor for 19 years. He has since retired and holds residence in Port Huron, MI.

James A. Relken

Dr. Nicholas DeGrazia

Board of Trustees

Index Community............ 2 Campus................... 4,5 Entertanment....... 6 Opinion................... 7 Comics..................... 8

attended SC4 before transferring to Michigan State University where Nick Wedyke Managing Editor he earned his bachelor of arts with honors in 1995. In 1998, Adair received his juris doctorate from Wayne State University, where he was a Wayne Law Review member. John D. Adair has been a member of the SC4 Board of Trustees since 2007, and is currently serving as the board chair. Adair is the current president of the Rotary Club of Port Huron, and serves as a member of the Port Huron Business Association. Adair

communication and a master’s of arts in management, health-care focus from Central Michigan University.

Dr. Nicholas DeGrazia has been a member of the SC4 Board of Trustees since 2009, and is currently board vice Denise M. Brooks has been chair. DeGrazia is the founder a member of the SC4 Board of and chairman of the business Trustees since 2011. She also consulting firm, Shorewood serves as an officer for the U.S. Adventures Inc. A former chief Power Squadron, promoting boater operating officer and financial safety. Brooks, a Fort Gratiot adviser for University of Detroit native, attended SC4 from 1978 Mercy, as well as the chief to 1979 before transferring to operating officer for Lionel Trains. Michigan State University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in



Editor-in-Chief Christina Stoutenburg

Thursday January 24, 20l3

Embers & Apathy: Michigan’s got talent

Production Editor Zack Penzien

Liz Whittemore Photo Editor

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Hailing from Clarkston, Michigan, the five-piece band “Embers & Apathy” have graced eastern Michigan with their upbeat, dance-along rock music. Embers & Apathy consist of vocalists Garrett Thompson and Luke Waller, drummer Jacob Vailliencourt, bass guitarist Erik Neuciler, and guitarist Gabriel Miller. The band is currently looking for one more guitarist to add to the band. “I was actually tricked into playing for the band. It really caught me off guard, but in the end I ended up joining up and loving every second of it,” said Neuciler, bass. Embers & Apathy is easy to listen to for rock music, with have smooth vocals, catchy tunes and a high likelihood of dancing on stage. Voted by fellow band members most likely to be on “Dancing with the Stars” is Garrett Thompson. “He’s a ginger with moves like Michael Jackson,” said Waller, vocals. “At some of our shows, people will actually sing along with us to some of our songs. It’s an amazing feeling knowing

It’s going to be Chilly heart of downtown to spark a little fun in the lives of Port Huron residents. Managing Local businesses will be taking Editor part in many activities such as providing cocoa for the 2013 “Cocoa Crawl,” live entertainment and a downtown Port Huron Restaurant Collective “Chili Cook Off,” which will be held on Boredom is the fear of self. Saturday, Jan. 26 between 11 a.m. Boredom can be described as a and 5 p.m. pandemic among SC4 students If that wasn’t enough, ice during the winter semester. From sculptures from the Food Network the lack of activities to do during show “Ice Brigade” will be off time, to weather that makes us creating all the sculptures on the lose motivation to even attempt to “Chilly Fest” illuminated Ice do something worthwhile, there Trail. “Ice Brigade” will also are a variety of causes. be performing sculpting demos This year, Downtown Port throughout Friday. Huron is fighting back boredom If you want to know more about with the 2013 “Chilly Fest.” On the Port Huron Chilly Fest, visit Jan. 25 and 26, the Port Huron Recreation Department will be Boredom doesn’t stand a chance. hosting various events in the Nick Wedyke

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Embers & Apathy playing at Clutch Cargos March 2, 2012. Photo credit Zach Lowe.

that people took the time to listen to, let alone enjoy, the music we put out,” said Thompson, vocals. The band decided on “Embers & Apathy” because they liked the contradiction. “Embers stands for passion and intense feeling, while apathy is almost a lack of emotion,” said Thompson. “We thought it was a cool play on words and decided to keep the name.” Embers & Apathy is playing a show with “A Righteous Downfal”l this Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Crofoot in Pontiac, a few blocks from Clutch Cargos. Tickets will be $12 at the door, doors open at 5 p.m. The band is really excited

to be playing a show with the full band for the first time since summer, according to Miller, guitarist. “The Crofoot is handsdown my favorite venue,” said Neuciler. “The crowd there is always rad, and the small environment really lets you get close and really in the mood. There’s just so much energy in that little place.” The band keeps an updated Facebook with music you can download for free. The band makes music for the love of it, more than just making a profit. “I don’t care if I lose money, people hearing my music is 100 times more important,” said Miller.

New café offers locallymade products Liz Whittemore Photo Editor

Good for you, your wallet, and your community. Kate’s Downtown opened on Oct. 16 at 231 Huron Ave., what was formerly Sail Away Café. Kate’s is not only a café, but also a bakery and espresso bar with coffee and tea which is roasted and blended by Michigan vendors. Students, seniors, and military receive a 10% discount. Kate’s offers freshly bread coffee daily and features unique food made from locally made ingredients. The “Wadhams ham sandwich” is made with C. Roy ham, a meat company located in Yale. “My business partner Nick, who is the mastermind behind the food, was very confident that with his food savvy and my coffee background that together we could make it successful,” said Kate Voss, 33, one of the owners of Kate’s Downtown. “The food is unique by the fact that nothing is ever frozen, which is rare in the restaurant world. We

can tell you exactly where every part of the food that you’re eating came from,” said Voss. According to Voss, everything on the menu is $8 or under. “We wanted to open a café that could help as many local people as possible. That’s why all our food is from local purveyors,” said Voss. The café offers a bright, clean, and comfortable environment with couches and tables ideal for drinking coffee and doing homework before class. “The atmosphere is overwhelmingly friendly. It’s like going to a friend or family member’s home and hanging out,” said Ryan McInnis, 35, a faithful customer and staff member of Kate’s Downtown. Kate’s Downtown is open Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., but can be booked for events after hours. Visit KatesDowntown to receive updates on upcoming events.



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Graduation: the good, the bad, and the ugly Mairead Warner graduation is to double check that you meet the requirements Staff Writer needed to receive your diploma. You can do this by making an appointment to see your advisor. You may also want to check with your family members to see if they are planning something special for you. If they are planning a party or The last day to apply for dinner, you should keep them up May graduation is Feb. 1, 2013. to date about when it is. Graduation is quickly approaching The three most important dates and the time will arrive before regarding graduation is the last you know it, so it is wise to plan date of graduation registration, the ahead. You would not want to miss date of the graduation ceremony, graduation because you did not and when to order your cap and register on time. gown. When do you pick up your Graduation is a day of changes cap and gown? When and where is and new beginnings. Registering the ceremony? early for graduation can help Do you plan on walking or you avoid long lines. One of the watching your graduating class most important things that you walk in the ceremony? You should should do before registering for keep a schedule from the time that

you register for graduation to the time you graduate. It will help you with scheduling graduation events, parties and dinners. If you are still taking classes this semester, try to keep your grades up. You do not want to not graduate because you failed a mandatory class. When you plan on graduating, it shows the great amount of determination, responsibility and hard work that you put into your classes. If you are involved with programs like TRIO or special education, talk to your counselor about any questions regarding graduation. Graduation can also be a stressful time, so keep yourself, family and friends informed. Remember to speak with your advisor and enjoy the day. “The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers. But above

all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996

Graduation is a time of reflection and looking forward to new opportunities. In this photo is Niki Corvino. Photo credit Christine Figler.

Basketball: Skippers teams are working hard and progressing Rachael Pittiglio

achieving success by working hard,” he said, commenting on the 15-0 streak the Skippers held on Sports Editor Jan. 18. “They bring it every day to the game and they bring it every day to practice.” The streak notwithstanding, Groulx was practical about the team’s prospects for the playoffs, noting that there’s still plenty of The SC4 women’s basketball time left in the season to make or team ranked sixth in the break them. “We’re just finishing National Junior College Athletic games, basically,” he said, Association’s poll last week, indicating that the team’s keeping although the men’s team up the hard work will determine comparatively lags behind. whether or not they finish strong. The Lady Skippers have played The men’s basketball coach, 16 games as of Jan. 21, with only Dale Vos, also looks ahead to one loss at the most recent game the rest of the season when against the Delta College Pioneers. considering the present, believing Meanwhile, the men’s team is the team’s comeback is within holding out at just above breaking reach: “We’re getting a B right even with 9-8. Despite the records, now but we think we’re about both teams’ head coaches hold a where we need to be. We just cautiously optimistic outlook for need to start making an A.” the rest of the season. Subtle adjustments, he added, not Coach Mike Groulx attributes major changes, are coaching’s the Lady Skipper’s success to the goal throughout the upcoming effort the team puts in. “We’re games. “It took us a little longer

SC4’s Kem Bradshaw (#3) goes on guard against Mott Community College’s Malik Albert (#0) at their game Wednesday, Jan. 16 at SC4. Photo credit Liz Whittemore.

this time to figure out strengths,” he said. Meanwhile the players are “learning to pay a little more attention to detail and take every opponent seriously.” Vos expects the Skippers will improve their play as well as their standing in upcoming games. “We’re growing—going in the right direction,” he said of the team overall.

So in light of both teams’ positions, it’s a good thing there’s time left. The players’ growth as individuals and as a team should, after all, be the aim beyond the hoop. And the wins don’t hurt, either. For game schedules and further information about these and other SC4 sports, visit

Campus Innovation Center opens at SC4 Liz Whittemore

projectors; a technology similar to the SMART boards but is less than half the price Photo Editor according to Adam Dickinson, User Services Manager at SC4. “I think there’s pretty much unlimited usage once you learn the technology in there,” said Ribbons were cut physically David Goetze, SC4 director of college advancement and and digitally on Friday Jan. 18 for the opening of the Fifth alumni relations. “You could Third Bank Campus Innovation talk to pretty much anyone you wanted, anywhere in the Center located on SC4’s Port world.” Huron campus. Fifth Third Bank donated The location was previously known as the Memorial Room, the entire $50,000 cost of the Campus Innovation Center, the which is located on the first second project to be completed floor of the CEM building. It is an ideal space for both small through the SC4 Foundation’s All Aboard: Annual Giving and large group meetings. The center now boasts a 65 Campaign. The campaign was launched inch Samsung 3D television Nov. 1, 2011 and has raised with Skype built in, five in house Ipads, two laptops, a 42 $1,100,719.23 as of Jan. 14. The donation-based campaign inch Samsung SUR40 touch aims to raise money for five screen surface table ideal capital projects and money for for collaborative projects, student scholarships. portable furniture, and two Since the start of the Epson Brightlink Interactive

SC4 Board of Trustee member Dr. Nicholas DeGrazia with SC4 Technical Specialist Steve Rushing exploring the Samsung SUR40 touch screen surface table at the ribbon-cutting on Friday, Jan. 18. Photo credit Liz Whittemore.

campaign, $631,000 has been raised for student scholarships, the McMorran Greenway and Street Closure project has been completed, and now the Campus Innovation Center. The remaining three projects are for a natural science museum to be constructed in the CEM building, restoration of room 312 in the Main Building, and updating of campus signage. SC4’s President Dr. Kevin Pollock will be performing at Lynch’s Irish Tavern located at 210 Huron Ave. in Port

Huron 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 to raise money for the Natural Science Museum. There will be no charge at the door, but donations are encouraged. According to Goetze, there will be no charge to use the innovation center; it is open to any student or community member. To book the room, contact Debra Lacey at (810) 989-5525. For more information on the campaign or to make a donation to remaining projects visit sc4. edu/allaboard.


Campus The Dream Lives On

Thursday January 24, 20l3

Kristopher Reynolds Staff Writer

Alesondra Christmas, performed an Inspirational dance Photo Credit-Twana Pinskey

steps, trials, and tribulations made in the name of equality. Words, power, emotion, joy, unity…these “True peace is not merely the words merely scratch the surface absence of tension: it is the of the atmosphere in that room. presence of justice.” To sum up the program itself, it Ah yes. Words. They hold was a beautiful and exhilarating a power that is seemingly experience. Choir singers, untouchable and often interpretive dance, and some of underestimated. This was not the the most emotion and energy one case on Jan. 21 at approximately could ever see put into playing 6:30 PM. piano to name a few of the acts At that date and time, in the perform. That’s not to mention the Fine Arts Theatre, SC4 put on powerful and inspiring speeches th the 11 annual celebration of one given by Reverends Carl and Tony of the unarguably most important Miller, father and son respectively; men in America, of whom this Anita Ashford managed to join a opening quote comes from, with room full of strangers, of all ethnic their presentation of “Living the backgrounds, hand-in-hand as the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, entire room joined in song and Jr.” This presentation celebrates love; and Alphonso Amos showed the life of Dr. King, as well as the all in the room that there is still

progress to be made in the name of Equality. That’s only a few of the great and inspiring speakers and acts one could bear witness to on that day. Standing ovations were certainly not in short supply. In other news, Geri Kimbro, who has managed the event for many years has passed the gavel onto Anita Ashford. According to Geri, “she has absolute faith in her.” SC4 President Kevin Pollock decided David Goetze needs to switch to decaf, and it’s safe to assume not one person walked out of there without their lives being touched. To keep with the spirit of that evening, this should end with another quote: “The time is always right to do the right thing,” –Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rainbow Singers, comprised of Port Huron Area School District 4th and 5th grade students, performed the Negro National Anthem during the annual MLK event on January 21 at the Sc4 Fine Arts Building. Photo Credit-Twana Pinskey

SC4’s 90th year Nick Wedyke Managing Editor

SC4’s 90th anniversary of educating the Blue Water Area is coming up this June. The college is celebrating by creating a Facebook Timeline of pictures and events that are posted by past and present students. Dr. Kevin A. Pollock is heading up the anniversary celebration by urging alumni to submit pictures and memorabilia of the past and share

SC4 APPlies itself Christina Stoutenburg Editor-inChief

Is class canceled today? What’s the last day to drop with a “W”? Aren’t there theatre auditions coming up? These are just a few of the common questions that can be heard around campus throughout the semester. There are a few different ways to answer these questions, whether it is through online, phone calls or word of mouth.

One of the newest ways is the MOX application, available for smart phones such as iPhones, Android phones, some Blackberry models, as well as iPad and iPod. To access it, first download MOX for your phone or devices app. After it’s downloaded, launch MOX and choose St. Clair County Community College from the list of available schools. Once at the home screen, the MOX app offers the following choices: friends, my card, important #’s, maps, news, events, and info. Class cancellations are also featured on the app under the news option. Best part, it’s free.

SC4’s rich heritage. SC4 was founded in 1923, and was originally named Port Huron Junior College; the college had thirty-four students, six faculty, and sixteen classes upon inception. The school then changed its name to Saint Clair County Community College in 1967 and currently educates over 4700 students and over 60 certificate and degree programs.

During commencement in May, an alumnus from each of the nine decades will be honored along with the 2013 graduating class; and in July a 3-day homecoming will be presented. For more information on the 90th anniversary, visit Facebook. com/followSC4 or

College galleries to feature young artists Hannah Eppley Staff Writer

The 44th annual Beatrice Thornton Student Art Exhibition returns to the Fine Arts Galleries on SC4’s campus this February and March. Art featured will include work done by students which is chosen by their art teachers from 24 area schools. The first part of the exhibition is

Feb. 2 -22, with a reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to kick off the elementary student’s show which will feature over 700 works of art. The second half of the exhibition features artwork of middle school and high school students, which will be held March 1-22, with a reception held the first day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to this event is free, and regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, while special exhibit hours are 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.



Thursday January 24, 20l3

“Zero Dark Thirty”

Zero Dark Thirty

Garrett American soldiers torturing a Summerville

detainee in Pakistan. Bigelow holds no punches in these scenes, Copy Editor which has caused a fair share of controversy. The audience is shown the results and political ramifications of these actions. Although audiences are sure to Kathryn Bigelow, director 2008’s be split over deciding whether or Oscar-winning drama “The Hurt not the filmmakers are in support Locker,” has returned to the genre of torture, there is no denying the of military realism in her new film impact these scenes will have. The cinematography is excellent, “Zero Dark Thirty.” especially during the last half The film follows CIA officer hour of the film, which shows the Maya on an eight year manhunt raid on the compound where bin for the world’s most dangerous terrorist, Osama bin Laden. Instead Laden was hiding. The audience is of focusing on front line action like thrown in the middle of the action, she has before, Bigelow shows her and the intensity doesn’t let up. One aspect that stood out was audience the work that happens the sound editing. Every gunshot behind the scenes. and explosion delivers a guttural Although the bulk of the film punch. Whenever action happens, is spent in offices, it remains as riveting and intense as if the focus the auditorium is filled with the was on soldiers in the battlefield. sounds of war. The pacing of the film will be Bigelow succeeds in creating an tiresome for some. Between scenes aura of gritty realism throughout the film. This is due in part to Mark of violence and life threatening Boal’s excellent screenplay and the situations are dialogue heavy superb acting of Jessica Chastain, meetings and close-ups of the actors conveying strong emotions. who plays the film’s leading The 157 minute running time character. Early in the movie, we are shown can test the patience of even the

Kathryn Bigelow Drama 1/11/13 157 min

more experienced film buff. Those who are willing to stick through are sure to be impressed with the skillful filmmaking, while others will be lost after the first hour. When the credits began to roll, the audience was mostly silent as they exited the theater. You can’t help but get lost in your thoughts

after watching the film. Some will have an internal debate over the ethics of torture, and some will question the legitimacy of what they just saw. Regardless, “Zero Dark Thirty” is an achievement in dramatic filmmaking.

An Unexpected Journey: A Moviegoer’s Review Erick J. Fredendall Business/Advertising Editor

My task this week is to review one of the most highly acclaimed high fantasy stories to have graced the realms of literary imagination since the Phoenicians created their primitive form of the alphabet. I speak, of course, of The Hobbit—written by J. R. R. Tolkien and published in 1937. The Hobbit was the first of the stories to come from Middle Earth, the fantasy realm where most of Tolkien’s stories took place. The Hobbit was also considered the prequel to the more well-known “Lord of the Ring” trilogy. However, this is not a book review, or an itinerary of Tolkien’s other works. It is a review of The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey— the major motion picture that was just unveiled on December 14, 2012. The movie is set very similar to the book; it begins with the now NG




famous phrase “In a hole in the ground, there lived a hobbit…” and follows the story very closely, with a few minor discretions. Those minor details are critical to my review. The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey, is actually the first in an anticipated three part series of movies. As a result of this extended story, the producers are including stories and a character from Tolkien’s other works, such as the Silmarilion and the Lost Tales. This, in my opinion, is a brilliant idea. The Unexpected Journey combines enough Tolkien lore to make the hardcore fans happy, but enough excitement and adventure to have the average movie goer blown away—which is pretty impressive, since the movie is two hours and forty six minutes long. As far as the main cast, Martin Freeman makes an excellent hobbit and Ian McKellan always makes an awesome wizard, in real life and elsewhere. I absolutely adored the dwarves—the movie did an excellent job catching individual personalities, and given that there were thirteen of them altogether, is a very impressive feat. And don’t get me started on the music. Tolkien’s poems and songs

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Jackson Fantasy 12/14/2012 169 min

are regarded as masterpieces by many literary critics, but not one was featured in the Lord of the Ring’s trilogy, and the last recollection of them actually getting any airtime was in 1977, when the

animated Hobbit came to theaters. I would say the only complaint I can come up with for this movie is that I have to wait until December 13, 2013 to watch the sequel, the Desolation of Smaug.



Thursday January 24, 20l3

New semester, new paper

Zachary Penzien Well I did that. Let’s take a look, shall we? Production Last semester, the staff decides Editor that it was time for a refresh and I agreed it needed an update in layout and feel. First, I wanted to take a look at the logo. I wanted Hello, everyone. As you can tell to move away from just text to by the by line I’m Zack Penzien something that looked like a and I take care of the hardcopy designed logo. I wanted to use design around here. If you were squares in the logo for obvious here last semester, you will notice reasons. It went through several that the Erie Square Gazette looks iterations that got no’s and yes’s a bit different this time around. from the staff until we got to this.

At the time, I was looking at a lot of logos that could have a photo incorporated into it, and still maintain the look it was going for. That Idea was dropped. We ended up with what you see now. I took my interest in cartooning and applied it to the layout. The mantra was “no unnecessary lines”. The old layout was full of lines that I didn’t feel had that much of a purpose. I liked the kind of minimalist logos that are super challenging, because they

need to be almost perfect or they don’t look right. I also looked at Smart Phone OS’s because that’s where the puck is going journalistically. I had a lot of help and input from the whole production staff over the last semester. The redesign will be an ongoing process throughout the semester. If you have any comments or concerns email me at esgproductioneditor I can’t wait to hear from you.

Photo poll Rachael Pittiglio Sports Editor

How do you feel about the current gun control debate? Andrew Gambill Texas 24 years old Business

Cameron Shelton Goodells, MI 19 years old Nursing

“I don’t really know if I have a stance on it. I like guns, but they shouldn’t be in the wrong hands.”

“I don’t really think there should be more laws against it.”

Nicole Temby Port Huron, MI 26 years old Nursing

Frank Potyczka Kapac, MI 20 years old Architectural design

“I think there should be limits, but I don’t think it should be taken away.”

“In my opinion, if you outlaw it or not, people are going to get guns anyway.”

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disagrees all of his methods, I can say what he wrote in his book truly helped train us to train a dog. It’s a fantastic book for fantastic dog results.



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