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Hall of Fame inductees to be honored April 27 ADRIAN MCELROY

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into campus, world hunger during week of Earth Day

There are 925 million hungry people in the world as of 2010. For Student Government Association president Moises Mora, Garden City., hunger is not a game. While a tangible goal is not in the plans, SGA wants to bring students and faculty with how much food they waste. “We want to raise awareness on this issue,” said Mora, “all week we will be doing small demonstrations to help bring more awareness to campus.” The theme is “Impact Your World” so SGA has decided to expand the Earth Day activities to Harley Torres include the issue of Hunger Awareness. Mora along with SGA have been advocating several social issues on campus as part of his campaign as president. 2012 marks the first time SGA has taken interest into hunger awareness. “Hunger awareness was the center point of interest for us so with Micah, we incorporated it into earth day if we could,” said Abby Martinez, Vice President of SGA Melissa Fischer, treasurer SGA also recounted that they learned that you could feed a person on 25 cents a day. “It doesn’t cost much to feed a person in need,” said Fischer SGA plans to unviel the total HARLEY TORRES | SILHOUETTE weight of wasted food collected Stacy Dill stands over a bin of waste during SGA’s demostration to show how much excess food the during the week on Earth Day, campus throws away. Dill remarked that while the haul of food wasn’t bad at lunch the choices were April 18 as part of their booth. popular. “If I could end the day with this much waste, I’d call it heaven,“ said Dill The Earth Day campus wide celebration is today on the quad. For Student Government The event kicks off at 11 a.m. and runs through 2 p.m. SGA invites student orginazations to host booths Association president on campus dedicated to highlighting the individual Moises Mora, Garden City., student organizations. Each group is sussposed to showcase their efforts to better the planet by creating hunger is not a game. a unique way to be envorinmetally conscience. see HUNGER pg. 3

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“I like that I get to meet everybody on campus because everybody has to hand in their application or everybody has to get an id; so that’s my favorite part, and giving tours too,” said Admissions work-study, Britnee Rodriquez, Cimarron. Rodriquez is one of about 110 student workers here on campus including campus security, residential life and maintenance.

The Garden City Community College Athletic Department has announced the selection of four members to be inducted into the GCCC Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony and banquet are set for 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome and tickets are $25 per person. Reservations should be made by April 17 by contacting Ashley Rutti in the GCCC athletic d i re c t o r’s o f f i c e a t 620-276-9606, or by Frank Murphy stopping by the office in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. Broncbuster Athletic Association board members also have tickets available for purchase. Each of the inductees will be on hand for the dinner Jason Roach and ceremony April 27 at the main gym in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex at GCCC. After the induction, there will be a meetand-greet with cash bar at Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 E. Shelly (JohnKansas Ave. son) Meier The former Buster standouts include Shelly (Johnston) Meier, Frank Murphy, Jason Roach and Todd Tichenor. Shelly ( Johnston) Meier S h e l l y ( Jo h n s t o n ) Meier, who attended Garden City Community Todd Tichenor from 1990-1992, was a two-sport athlete competing on the rodeo and women’s basketball teams. Meier enters the Broncbuster Hall of Fame with a long list of rodeo accolades. While at GCCC, Meier was the 1992 Central Plains Regional All-Around Champion. That same year she finished fifth in goat tying in the National Intercollegiate Competition. Upon graduation from GCCC, Meier attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla. In her first season there she captured the 1993 College National All-Around Championship. She was also part of the College National Championship Team in 1993 and repeated that honor in 1994. Following graduation from Southwestern Oklahoma State, Meier continued to compete in rodeo. She is a 10-time Breakaway Year End Champion in the Kansas Professional Rodeo Association and two-time All-Around Champion. In 2004, Meier was inducted into the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame. Meier returned to Garden City Community College and served as the head rodeo coach from 1999-2003. Frank Murphy Frank Murphy is one of the most highly decorated Broncbuster football players of all time. Murphy led the Broncbusters to a National Runner Up finish in 1997 and was named a “First-Team All American” and the “National Player of the Year” in the NJCAA. He then moved on to Kansas see HALL OF FAME pg. 3

HARRINGTON CONTINUES APPRECIATION TRADITION FOR STUDENT WORKERS “I like it because it’s really good with my class schedule so I’m not overwhelmed with that. It’s good for resumes to show that I worked for the college,” Rodriquez said. Without the help of students like Rodriquez, the way campus works just wouldn’t be the same. Melinda Harrington, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, agrees. “Oh my gosh, we would not be able to make it without our student workers and I know I feel very strongly about that

in Financial Aid. But I know that every supervisor on campus feels strongly about that,” Harrington said. In her first year in charge of the workstudy program, Harrington feels that it is important to recognize all the student employees on campus. “The student workers, they do make a huge difference. I mean print jobs wouldn’t get done on campus, the mail routes, there’s all those little bitty things that makes the college tick and go and makes

our processes easier because of student workers,” Harrington said, “I think it’s about four or five years ago, the assistant director before me started the routine or the tradition of actually participating in the student employee appreciation week…they started out with a reception and certificates for students.” Student employee appreciation week is a nation wide event that was introduced see HALL OF FAME pg. 3

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Hunger, what does it mean to you, Do you think people care enough? “To me hunger means to achive something in life, I hunger for success. Most humans do in different ways but mostly keep that to themselves.” Jesse Peters, Clevland, Ohio.

“Hunger means to me that your unable to satisfy your needs. To some extent I do think that we do take care of eachother but I think we could inprove on that .” Oscar Arenivar, Garden City.

“Hunger means to me that people don’t have enough of somethig. Yes I think people do take care of eachother but not as much, we’re to selfish. Ever Lopez, Garden City.

“Hunger for me means to have a drive to achive someting. I don’t think we care for one an other because its not like it used to be when my grandparets where our age.” Tyler Warren Garden City.

“Hunger is whenever I want to become sucssesful. We do care for one another but why should we care for someone who doesn’t even take care of themselves.” Brenda Padilla, Garden City.

“I think hunger is a strive for food and motivation to achive something in life. I don’t think we take care of eachother except for the people we let in our little groups.” Lisa Garcia, Hugoton, Kan.

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“Hunger to me means people who are starving in 3rd world contries. Yes and no depending on the person, I also think people are selfish.” Juanqia Cruz, Garden City.

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As a college student, living in the residential hall, I know hunger. We all have had the long Harley Torres nights that bleed into harley.torres the even longer school day. At that point, eating the flesh off of your roommate sounds tempting. We all go hungry at some point on campus, but the remedy for that is a simple trip down the hall to visit the snack machine for some sweet relief. What happens when relief is not that easy to come by? When our pallet cannot be satisfied due to poverty or illness that is true hunger. While hunger awareness sounds like an issue best left for politicians to hash out, it is an issue each of us can do something about. Hunger is an issue that affects our neighbors, not just third world countries. According to in a survey of 925 million hungry people in 2010, 578 of these people are from Asian and pacific countries, 239 are Sub Saharan Africa, 53 are Latin American, 37 are from the near East and North Africa and 19 are from developed countries. These numbers show that the world has an apparent need for some form of relief. While 19 million pales in comparison to the 925 million total hungry people, that’s a number that translates into people who live in our cities who are in need. According to a study by feedingamerica. org in 2011, 14.9 percent of households (17.9 million households) were food insecure. To call hunger awareness a world issue is accurate, but above all I think it is a problem best solved by fixing from the inside out. We can help by donating foods and our time to places like The Salvation Army, Emmaus House and the United Methodist MexicanAmerican Ministries. These places around town are ran off vollentary staff, people that donate their time and tallent to a better cause. We all have the capacity of a random act of kindness, use it.


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SILHOUETTE | MARCH 14, 2013 HALL OF FAME continued from pg. 1 Murphy set multiple KSU strength and agility records including running a 4.22 in the 40-yard dash. Following his career as a Wildcat, he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears. Over the next six seasons, Murphy would play professionally for the Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans. His most successful season came with the Buccaneers in 2001 as a kick-off return specialist. After his NFL career, Murphy spent several seasons competing in the United Football League and the Canadian Football League. In 2008, the National Junior College Athletic Association inducted Murphy into its Hall of Fame. Off the field Murphy has been active consistently in the community and is the founder of the Frank D. Murphy Charity, a non-profit organization that provides educational and community outreach programs for young athletes who have lost their fathers to death, drugs or incarceration. He has been repeatedly praised for his service initiatives in the community including being granted the key to the city of Callahan, Fla. Jason Roach After a standout prep wrestling career at Midwest City High School in Oklahoma, Jason Roach attended Garden City Community College from 1988-1990. While at Garden City, Jason was named the “Garden City Wrestler of the Year” and was a two-time national champion in 1989 and 1990. He finished the 1989 season with a 45-1 record and was named the “NJCAA Outstanding Wrestler of the Year.” Also a standout in the classroom, Roach moved from Garden City to Cornell University. Roach continued his success on the mat at Cornell. In the 1990-91 season at Cornell he earned “All-Ivy League First Team” honors and was also named the “Ivy League Wrestler of the Year.” He was again named to the “Ivy League First Team” in his senior season. Todd Tichenor Todd Tichenor graduated in 1995 from Garden City High School where he played football, basketball and baseball. He went on to play baseball for Joe Slobko and the Garden City Broncbusters. While playing for the Busters, Tichenor officiated football, basketball and baseball. He officiated his first state high school basketball tourney in 1996 and eventually worked up to the Class 3A finals in 1998. Tichenor earned his associates of science degree in 1997-98. In 1997 he married Kelly Maestas, his high school sweetheart who also graduated from GCCC before moving on to Ft. Hays and becoming a teacher. The couple has three children: two boys, Kaden and Kooper and a daughter, Teagan. In 1999, Tichenor enrolled at the Jim Evans Academy of Umpiring in Orlando, Fla., where he was among the top 15 of a class of 150. After graduation he along with 24 others was offered a contract in the minor leagues. He accepted his first assignment in the Pioneer League traveling through Canada and the states of Montana, Utah, and Iowa. He spent the following 14 years umpiring in the South Atlantic League, Carolina League, Texas League and Pacific Coast League. Eventually, Tichenor was officiating in the Triple A league, and as a fill-in umpire in the major leagues. After completing more than 500 major league baseball games as a fill-in, Tichenor was offered a full-time contract in the major leagues in 2012.

Community ride for the future JESUS LOZOYA

Combining a love for a motorcycle or car ride with their love for public safety training, the GCCC department of public safety is hosting the sixth annual Ride for the Future. The event provides the area community with an opportunity to enjoy a 180-mile ride while getting to know their public safety personnel. Proceeds from the event fund scholarships for criminal justice, fire science, & emergency medical service students. Last year this event raised $8,000 for scholarships, organizers hope to be able to beat that amount this year. “We were able to put $8,000 into our Public Safety Scholarship Fund. That’s pretty cool. Right now on the Fire and the EMS side, all of their scholarship money is in an endowed account so it builds up slowly and earns interest. So you have to have so much built up before you actually can start giving scholarships,” Linda Morgan, director of public safety, said. The Criminal Justice program endowed scholarship has more than 20 years worth of investing and is able to provide two scholarships.

While umpiring major league baseball is his passion in life, Tichenor’s No. 1 priority is being a father to his children and raising them in the small town of Holcomb.and the deadline is coming up April 17 for people who want to attend the induction ceremony. and each will be on hand for the induction dinner and ceremony April 27 at the main gym in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex at GCCC. The induction ceremony and banquet are set for 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome and tickets are $25 per person. Reservations should be made by April 17 by contacting Ashley Rutti in the GCCC athletic director’s office at 620-276-9606 or by stopping by the office in the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. Broncbuster Athletic Association board members also have tickets available for purchase. After the induction, there will be a meet-and-greet with a cash bar at Samy’s Spirits and Steakhouse, 1911 E. Kansas Ave.






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“We lost Jeff [Landgraf] a couple days before the ride in 2011. This will be the second anniversary. It was the same week of our ride and it was a huge loss and it still is. He was one of our adjuncts and one of the paramedics in the community and his family is very precious. They help us. Actually one of scholarships is named for him, the Jeff Landgraf Scholarship on the EMS side,” said Morgan.

HUNGER GAMES continued from pg. 1 As part of SGA’s hunger awareness campaign, the week of Earth Day is dedicated to hunger awareness. Monday was spent with SGA walking campus and taking photos of people with a sign that detailed why they think this is a good cause. The world hunger initiative ended Wednesday with SGA donating a $600 dowry to fund Campus Closet. The donation will help buy more food and school supplies for donation to students. photos of people with a sign that detailed why they think this is a good cause. The world hunger initiative ended Wednesday with SGA donating a $600 dowry to fund Campus Closet. The donation will help buy more food and school supplies for donation to students.

THANK YOU continued from pg. 1 by the National Student Employee Association. The NSEA is a non-profit group of professionals who promote and support students who work while they attend college. Harrington decided to celebrate National Student Employee Appreciation Week, which took place April 7-13, by getting t-shirts for all of the student workers giving them a pat on the back for all of their hard work.

“We do appreciate our student workers so much, campus wide. And we couldn’t do it without them,” Harrington said. If students are interested in applying for a work-study job, they will be posted before the first summer session on May 28. Students do not have to be attending summer classes in order to apply, they just have to be pre-enrolled for the fall.

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“I’m thinking one or two students will benefit, although they are not full-ride scholarships. They would be like $200 to $300 scholarships, they’re not huge. We’re starting this process for the future,” Morgan said. She said that she would love to see everybody come out for the fun. Door prizes, games and activities are going to take place when the riders get back to the Bible Christian Church, 1501 East Mary St, Garden City in the afternoon, community members are welcome. Morgan said that the attendance for this event depends on the weather. “Last year the weather was pretty decent. Previous years we had rain, we had wind, we had cold, so that effects the number of people that come out for the ride,” Morgan said. Those who want to contribute to the Ride for the Future are able to take their vehicles, or also pay registration and not ride but still be part of the celebration. “We had a lot of people go ahead and pay the registration fees and they still get their shirts,… Cars can enter this. It doesn’t have to be a two-wheeler, we had muscles cars go along with us in the past.” Days before the 2011 ride, the EMS community lost a great member.

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April 19 & 20 31st Annual Garden City Piano Festival Concerts, 7:30 p.m. April 19 and 20 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. Admission is free, but seating is limited to capacity. James Rivers and Julie Rivers return as festival clinicians. APRIL 19 Fall Enrollment Day at Garden City High School, offering advance registration, placement testing and orientation to high school seniors and others planning to start classes in the 2013 fall term. Activities begin with 8:30 a.m. registration and conclude approximately at noon with opportunity to win $250 scholarships. Reservations are necessary and students must complete admissions process prior to April 10 to be eligible for early enrollment. Information: or 620-276-9608. Subsequent fall enrollment sessions at Garden City Community College are April

20, May 2 and 6, June 3 and July 15. APRIL 20 First of five GCCC Fall Enrollment Days, offering advance registration, placement testing and orientation to high school seniors and others planning to start classes in the 2013 fall term. Activities begin with 8 a.m. registration and conclude approximately 2:30-3 p.m. with opportunity to win $250 scholarships. Parents welcome with enrolling students. Reservations necessary, 620-276-9608 or Subsequent sessions May 2 and 6, June 3 and July 15. APRIL 23 Regular monthly meeting, GCCC Board of Trustees, 6 p.m. in Endowment Room, Beth Tedrow Student Center. Meeting preceded by dinner at 5 p.m. in adjacent Broncbuster Room. All meetings of GCCC governing body open to public.

APRIL 23, 24, 25 Orientation and enrollment for Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education and College Prep classes are set for April 23-25. Students must attend all three days. Two time slots are available: 9 a.m.-noon or 6-9 p.m. The cost is $35 per person and scholarships are available. Information: 620-276-7600.

APRIL 27 Broncbuster Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Banquet, 6:30 p.m. Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. Banquet tickets are $25 and must be purchased by April 17. Cash bar reception to follow at Samy’s Spirits and Steaks immediately following. For tickets, call Ashley Rutti at 620-276-9606.

April 25 – 29 Four performances of GCCC theater production, “Twelfth Night,” a comedy written by William Shakespeare and directed by Phil Hoke, 7:30 p.m. April 25, 26, 27 and 2:30 p.m. April 29 in the auditorium, Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $5 for seniors and high school students, and free for college students, faculty and staff. For more information, 620-276-9540. Possible encore performances 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4.

APRIL 29 Opening day of public enrollment for GCCC fall semester classes. Registration available 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Fridays at the Student and Community Services Center. Enrollment by telephone is available Monday-Thursday from noon-6 p.m. To enroll by phone, call 620-276-9653. For general enrollment information, please contact Admissions at 620-276-9608 or admission@gcccks. edu.




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Attitude, effort , execution JACQUELINE MAJALCA | BREAKAWAY

Broncbuster baseball has been very busy both on the road and at home since April 6; where they faced Cloud County Community College and won two of their four games splitting even with Cloud. Their head coach [Chris Finnegan] said “the Cloud series was a good series. I thought we competed well but we lacked one timely pitch and one timely at bat to win the series.” The Broncbusters started the series with a loss and final score of 6-9. Cloud but then bounced back winning two games in a row with the first win at 13-6 and second at 3-2. However, Cloud came out on top in the last game of the series with the final game in their favor with a final score of 3-5. The Broncbusters were scheduled to play Otero at home on April 10 but the game was canceled due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled. On April 11 Coach Finnegan and his team faced Lamar on their home turf but did not bring home the victory they wanted. “We never showed up to compete. Two things you can control in life and the game you play is attitude and effort and neither one was controlled,” Finnegan said. The Broncbusters ended the game in Lamar’s favor with a final score of 0-6. April 13 and 14 was yet again another split for the GCCC Broncbuster. The team traveled to El Dorado Kan. to face Butler Community College and won two of four games. “Splitting on the road is good sometimes but either

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side could have taken three of four. We swung bats well all week but our defense let us down in game three and four,” Finnegan said. The score for games one and two, both of which were in the Broncbusters favor, were 2-0 and 18-14. Unfortunately, the Broncbusters lost games three and four with scores of 3-4 and 5-6. “If this team wants a chance to contend for a home playoff game they will have to be consistent. Forgetting what inning it is or what first and third play is on can’t happen in April. The rest of the way is, either you execute and win or sit back and watch the season go by,” Finnegan said.

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With a month left to play in the season, the GCCC softball team is sitting with an overall record of 20-19 and a conference record of 9-5. We have seen some ups and downs with the ladies but nonetheless they are continuously battling to be a top contender in the KJCCC conference. Mo s t re c e n t l y, t h e softball team traveled to El Dorado KS, for the BUCO BASH softball tournament where they faced Eastern, OK, Maplewoods, and Crowder. “ Yo u a l w a y s h a v e to be pleased when you win 3-4 on a weekend although when you look back you always look for opportunities to improve,” Rebecca Holland, head coach for the GCCC softball team said. After the tournament, the team faced Barton County in a double-header match up and came out with both wins with scores at 12-3 and 11-3. “Any time you have

those types of results a lot of things must go well at the same time. Kallie Hoover and Joslynn Lopez both threw well and the bats stayed hot,” Holland said, “Defensively the tempo was what we wanted. When you add those things up the day ends up being very enjoyable.” GCCC softball then traveled to Colby for a tournament consisting of Lamar Co, McCook, Otero, and Trinidad. The team brought back a split with two games won and two games lost. “We managed to win the first game each day and drop the second. The McCook game started off well for us with six runs in the first then it seemed nothing went well. Otero is always a tough team with a powerful offense and when the wind blows out you are in for a tough game.” Holland said. GCCC’s most recent games were on April 17

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Mikell Chinn and Deni Jacobs are on an exciting road to new beginnings and new surroundings as they have now signed their letters of intent to a new alma mater. “Signing this paper just makes it real and today is a start to a new chapter in our lives and we’ve come to realize that Garden City basketball is over and it’s an experience that we will never forget,” said Chinn, “I think that every person should go through an experience that brightens their whole life and that brightens their spirit; and me and Deni both, are blessed to have this experience together.” On April 17 the two young women excitedly signed their names to the new schools that they will be attending this coming fall. Mikell Chinn signed with NCAA division one college Kent State University in Ohio in the Mid American Conference and Deni Jacobs signed with NCAA division two college Metro State University in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. Both of them received full ride scholarships for academics and a spot on the women’s basketball team. “Both of these girls will be very difficult to replace. They have impacted our program in so many different ways and I know you all just see the on the basketball court things but I see them develop as young women as students as players and as people and both of them have done absolutely everything to make the best of their experience and opportunity here,” Alaura Sharp, women’s head basketball coach said. Sharp had only positive things to say about both young women. One could tell that she was every bit as ecstatic for these two young women as they were for themselves. Both friends and family gathered around as coach


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Sharp introduced the two young women. “We’re here. They put a lot of work in, we put a lot of work in and they bought into our program and they won us a lot of games in the meantime; but this is really the proud moment. I believe that both of them one hundred percent made great decisions based on what they want, what they are looking for,” said Sharp, “Sometimes you can’t say that because you think kids make the decisions for the wrong reasons but they made the right decision for the right reasons and I think that they will be very happy.” With smiles on their faces, Chinn and Jacobs signed their names upon their letters of intent to pursue new dreams and a journey in completely new surroundings. “I think that at this level winning is great, but this is what you really do it for; for them to receive their associates degree, which both of them will do, and to sign to play on a full scholarship somewhere. I think that Deni at Metro State is going to be a great fit and I think Mikell at Kent State is going to be a great fit and I am so happy for those programs. I’ve developed good relationships with their coaching staff’s over the course of their recruiting and I am a big believer in their programs and really happy with the direction that our players are going to go,” said Sharp. After the two signed their letters of intent they both agreed that the best way to sum up their reactions was that the situation was “real.” “I feel like it’s real, it’s kind of sunk in and everybody [my friends] is like ‘your going to leave,’ but I say that I’m still here. I never felt like we finished with coach Sharp and now we are done. We kept practicing after we lost, but what do we do now?” Jacobs said. Both of the young women agreed that they are “ready” to move on to a new school and continue their careers in academics and of course, basketball.

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Mikell Chinn and Deni Jacobs signing their letter’s of inent to their NCAA universities they will be attending in the fall of 2013 ADRIAN MCELROY | SILHOUETTE

Chinn, Jacobs sign letters of intent to further athletic careers

“I’m ready to go; this is what I’ve been dreaming about for the longest time, I’m ready to go. Coach Sharp is a great coach and she taught me a lot. I’ve been there and the experience the toughness, everything, coach Sharp did a great job,” said Mikell. Following up Jacobs said “I’m ready to play but I’m not going to lie I’m going to put on a face because I’m going to be nervous and we’re going in as juniors but we are going to kind of be seen as freshman for a while because we don’t know anything about the town or rules but still we are going to have to come in as leaders and it’s going to be kind of a phase but we will get over it, we know how to play.” Along with being a phenomenal coach, both Chinn and Jacobs agree that they have learned so much from coach Sharp, on and off the court. “Coach Sharp taught me that you should never depend upon anyone but yourself. At the end of the day it’s your life, your choices to make for yourself, so at the end of the day you’re responsible. It’s nobody else’s fault, it’s you, you have to be independent no matter what. You got your family, but at the end of the day you have to count on yourself. We are grown adults and this is what we live for,” said Mikell. Jacobs followed up by saying “I agree; she has taught us that when we were playing basketball she [Sharp] referred to it as a job, and so she kind of showed us that if your aren’t going to be on time to practice I’m going to make your run for being late because your not going to do that during a job and so she taught us a lot about that. She taught us how to be grown ladies not just girls but ladies and she has helped us grow and develop.”

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Rosaura Martinez, photographer; Samantha Trejo , creative director; Thomas Mendoza, Breakaway, editorin-chief; Jacqueline Majalca, photo editor; Synthia Preston , business manager and Arely Ortiz, (not pictured) writer and designer, produced the Fall Breakaway that was awarded with an gold medal and the All-Kansas award.

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With anticipation growing as the nearly 200 student journalists awaited the announcement of the winners in the overall categories, Thomas Mendoza, GCCC Breakaway magazine editor, busied himself taking photos. As the honorable mentions, silver and gold medalist winners were announced; Mendoza was still concentrating on shooting photos. Suddenly the emcee said, ‘And a gold medal and the All-Kansas award goes to Breakaway magazine, Garden City Community College.’ “I was in shock I couldn’t believe it was filled with excitement,” Mendoza said. “I put a lot of work into this magazine along with the rest of the staff and I feel proud of it.” Breakaway, GCCC’s feature student magazine, won Kansas Collegiate Media’s top award for college magazines, edging out gold medalists recipients The Grizzly from Butler Community College and Dragon’s Tale from Hutchinson Community College and silver medalists The Bod and Mass Media Messenger from Washburn University. In the two-year newspaper category, GCCC’s The Silhouette earned a silver medal along with the Cowley

Press, The Hutchinson Collegian, and The Johnson County Ledger. Butler Community College’s The Lantern received a bronze medal and Seward Community College’s Crusader earned a gold medal and the All-Kansas award. GC3 Media earned second place in the two-year online category with Hutchinson finished third and Seward in first. GC3 Media’s coverage of the mobile lab dedication earned the team a first place in multimedia storytelling. “It was weird, because I missed the entire receiving of the award so when I got back to the table, everyone was pointing at the award and when I saw it my mind just went blank.”Harley Torres, Silhouette managing editor, said. In addition to the overall or group awards, GC3 Media staff members received 30 awards in the individual categories recognizing outstanding contributions in the areas of editing, writing, photography and design. “I was actually really shocked that I won; when I first started magazine I didn’t consider myself a writer. It is an accomplishment for me to win, I was really happy to win because I wrote about something that I care about,” Samantha Trejo, Breakaway creative director, said. The annual awards conference recognizes journalistic achievement for colleges, universities and private institutions in the areas of newspaper, magazine, yearbook and online.


Adrian McElroy, sports editor, Jesus Lozoya, editor-in-chief and Harley Torres, managing editor, members of the Silhouette received a silver medal in the two-year newspaper category, second place in the twoyear online category and first place for multimedia storytelling.

Twenty sessions lead by student media advisers and media professionals allowed students to learn more about careers, storytelling and media technology. “This [conference] taught us how to improve as journalist, have constructive criticism and use it to our advantage,” Adrian McElroy, sports editor, said. Eight students represented GC3 Media at the 2013 Kansas Collegiate Media Conference, April 14-15 at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita, Kan. GC3 Media is advised by Laura Guy, communication instructor, who just completed a two-year term as Kansas Collegiate Media’s 1st Vice President and is the organization’s incoming president. “GC3 Media students work hard to represent the student voice while keeping their audience informed,” Guy said. “When the work they do is deemed worthy of recognition by industry and academic judges, it means a lot to them. I’m extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

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Kyle Chaput, 2-D instructor, and Linda Humphreys observes plants at the Paulino Gardens, which was the last placed visited before leaving Denver, Colo. Chaput, Brian McCallum, sculpture instructor and students walk toward the street mall on 16 ave. to look for local food and culture. Arely Navarrete, Tyler Allen, Michele Langskov and Lisa Garcia and the rest of the students visited the Museum of Contemporary Art, where multimedia, photographic, fine art and installations were exhibited. Michelle Langskov, Wickenburg, Ariz., sits in the architect Paul Andersen instalation the Bubble Garden on the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Navarrete, took pictures to record her experience at thePaulino Gardens.





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