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Tori Fairbank, Sophomore from Holcomb, Kan. giving a fiery speech about women’s rights during the “Eat Free or Live Free” demonstration. Fairbank partook in the event as a member of Garden City Community College’s Drama Department, who supplied the event with numerous “protests“ and acts that would normally be protected under first amendment rights. The drama actors would then be forcibly removed from the established socialist state as a violation of the dictator’s rules. The event drew approximately 175 participants. Courtesy photo

Event demonstrates ‘free’ comes at a cost

LaRissa Lawrie

Enticed by the offer of free pizza, approximately 175 people attended GCCC’s second annual Eat Free or Live Free event Monday, Sept. 17 in honor of Constitution Day. To commemorate the national holiday, which celebrates the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, GC3 Media, Student Government, GCCC Drama and the Department of Public Safety created a socialist state where students and college employees were faced with the decision to eat free or live free. Those who chose to enter the socialist state gave up their rights to freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, and petition in exchange for pizza, beverages and cookies. Many like sophomore Perla Delgado, Perryton, Texas, got a rude awakening. “At first I walked in and they gave me a passport,” Delgado said. “Then I read it and it says, ‘you’re in another country without the First Amendment.’ What am I getting

myself into?” Delgado said she realized she was in a socialist state when her friend was not served and she herself was later escorted out for speaking. GCCC Math Instructor Dawnnel Francis said she thinks that celebrating Constitution Day with a social demonstration such as Live Free, Eat Free is a wonderful idea and a great lesson for students. She said she was surprised at how many students so willingly signed their rights away just for a free meal. In addition to the free pizza, participants were invited to register to vote at a table set up by SGA. SGA President Brevan Woydziak, Garden City, Kansas, said that the main focus of Eat Free; Live Free is to get people engaged in understanding the constitution and what the right to vote really means. “Growing up in America, a culture that takes freedom for granted, the last thing we’d ever notice is freedom,” Woydziak said.

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SGA President Brevan Woydziak is escorted out of GC3 Media’s Socialist State by two Department of Public Safety students acting as part of the military police.

Miller crowned Fiesta Queen; event commemorates Hispanic culture Fabiola Sierra

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During Saturday’s Mexican independence fiesta at Stevens Park. [Left to right] fiesta queen runner ups Julia Santos of Holcomb, freshman Binh Hua and fiesta queen freshman Maddison Miller present themselves to the patrons gathered Saturday, Sept.14.

For the first time in its 87-year history, a Caucasian female has won the title as Garden City Fiesta Queen. Madison Miller, an 18-yearold GCCC freshman and Holcomb High School graduate, was crowned queen Sept. 13 from among eight contestants who were vying for the title and scholarship prizes. “I did this pageant for the scholarship, school is very important to me. I like to earn what I can,” Miller said. Miller, who is a GCCC cheerleader, performed dance and stunts for her talent. First runner-up was Binh Hua, a GCCC freshman from Garden City and second runner-up was Julia Santos, a Holcomb High School senior. The pageant, which was sponsored by Fort Hays State University, took place in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building Garden City Community College. A tradition that started as a contest for Hispanic women to raise money for the Fiesta Celebration became a Scholarship pageant in 2006, which also then tied the title to a qualifying spot for the Miss Kansas title. Two years ago, the competition was opened so all

ethnicities could compete. “The fiesta should be a celebration of life,” said pageant coordinator Christopher Cruz. The queen is selected by a panel of judges, which begins with an extensive screening process that includes interviews. Then the competitors are judged during the pageant based on their stage presence, talent, evening gowns and a question round. Saturday, Sept. 14 marked Garden City’s 87 th Annual Community Mexican Fiesta celebration. Hosted in Steven’s Park on Main Street, the event featured Hispanic culture, food and entertainment. Area organizations and businesses participated in the Fiesta Parade, which kickedoff the day’s events. A by-stander, Janice Thome said she enjoyed herself and the festivities. “I like the crowd,” Thome said. “Every year I know more people, and I love the children’s spirit in getting into it because I want them to keep their culture.” Trudy Tanner, who said this was the first time she had attended, said she was impressed with the turnout. “For a city this size, I thought it was very well represented,” Tanner said.


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Use of tobacco on campus is going up in smoke For the past two years, SGA has been trying to push for a smoke and tobacco free campus, which would include cigarettes and chewing tobacco. We have to ask ourselves though, are we doing what is in the best interest of the campus, or are we listening to the students? The majority of the students spoken to feel the same about whether or not GCCC should become a smoke and tobacco free campus. Garden City High School graduate, Angel Montalvo thinks it would be beneficial to have a smoke free campus, so others are not affected with second hand smoke. I tend to agree with this because, like many others, I don’t want to have to smell it. Not only that, but I also would have to agree with Morgan Franco, a Garden City Graduate who said, “When I see people smoking on campus, it doesn’t look good. That makes our campus look bad. I want it to smell fresh and I want to be able to walk outside and for it to smell like flowers, not cigarette smoke.” Franco did however suggest a new designated smoking area away from the buildings, which would be a compromise for the absolute tobacco ban on campus. Roxy Ferretti, a custodian on campus said, “They have designated areas, but nobody stays within the 50 yard range. If they would follow that, then I think people would be more open to having people smoke.” This also raises speculation that, if students would obey the smoking distance, then maybe these extra precautions wouldn’t be necessary. It boils down to cooperation. Roxy said, “If we all work together, things would run a little more smoothly.” This isn’t to put down all smokers, but because there are a select few who do not abide by the rules, new policies must be put into place for the good of the college. For example, Shelby Ketterling, a Garden City High School graduate, has allergies to smoke and even second hand smoke can cause problems. It is important to look at this policy from all angles, which is exactly what Ryan Ruda, vice president of student services, is doing. Ruda supports all of SGA’s efforts in pushing for a smoke free campus because SGA is truly


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considering all the different opinions and wants to make this policy based upon an informed decision. “I think the positives outweigh the negatives,” said Ruda. I think we can all agree that there are lots of opinions for this controversial subject, but we must look at this in the best interest of the college. Smoking makes the campus look bad and affects the health of not only the smoker but also the students who don’t. I strongly recommend that the policy for a tobacco free campus be pushed. If that can’t get passed, then a new designated area should be put into place. I also urge the students to voice their opinions by responding to the student email message sent from Ryan Ruda and/or voicing their concerns to SGA representatives. We all have our opinions, but for the health and image of campus, I think this is the smartest move for GCCC. This being a 2-year college, it is the time in our lives when we need to form good habits and let go of our one-track thinking. Smoking doesn’t only affect the smoker, it affects others too. You may say it is drastic quitting tobacco products altogether, but it’s a responsibility that we’re all called to do. Our life here is not just about doing what we want to do, we’re free to do what we want, but the reality is that we have a responsibility to our future families. Most people I have talked to who have ever smoked and quit say that it wasn’t worth it. There’s wisdom that comes with that because it’s true: we need to start living for others. We hinder our bodies with toxins and substances that we claim to need, but how do we expect to be able to take care of anyone if we can’t even take care of ourselves. It comes down to a decision, a choice, and we all have one. It may be a hard task to complete, but quitting cold turkey once you recognize that you have a choice could turn out to be the best decision you could ever make.

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You are about to get a glimpse into the EDITORIAL mind of a new tutor. ANDERSON Tutoring is a ver y LINDBLOM re warding process, amlindblom@ both for the tutor and for the student being tutored. For anyone struggling with a class or an assignment in a class, the Comprehensive Learning Center (CLC), located at the Library on campus, is an excellent resource for those looking to overcome the academic difficulties of college. The CLC offers quiet study rooms and access to class material and information, but perhaps the most beneficial tool the CLC offers is the free tutoring service. No appointment is necessary and almost every subject on campus is covered by at least one of the qualified tutors. The CLC is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday it is open 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 6-9 p.m. I have had the pleasure of being a tutor for about a month now. I have not experienced anything like it before. On the first day, like any job I suppose, I was a little bit nervous. Not knowing what to expect, I sat and waited for someone to come in needing assistance with a class and hoped that I would be able to do a good job providing that assistance. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally did have the chance to tutor someone for the first time. It is a very natural interaction. When someone needs help with a topic that I can help with, the most natural thing in the world is to aid in assistance if that problem. There is more to tutoring than just imparting knowledge however. Tutoring is a skill that needs to be taught and refined for there to be any kind of success. Janice Urie, who has been the Tutoring Coordinator at the CLC for 12 years and has a degree in communications said, “We have to learn and study the craft of tutoring. It’s an art form.” There are many difficulties that can arise while tutoring and knowing the craft of tutoring is very important. The tutee (person being tutored) is also responsible in part to the success of the tutoring session. Tutors are there to facilitate the learning of the tutee, but they do not have the job of teaching the class or doing the assignments. The tutee must be a proactive learner. “The best case scenario is when the student has tried to accomplish what they are working on and then come to us to make it to the next step,” said Urie. Blank homework assignments accompanied by students looking to find answers rather than advancement in learning and understanding will not be met with success compared to a student who is prepared in advance. When students do come prepared and willing to learn, there are many exciting success stories. This is where the most rewarding part of tutoring comes in, both for the tutor and the tutee. Jose Solomon, GCCC student and benneficiary of CLC services said, “When I come here, you all help me a lot. It’s very helpful.” Former CLC tutor Hien Nguyen now has her Bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA, but one of the most rewarding academic endeavors was her years as a tutor for GCCC. Nguyen said, “Perhaps my favorite achievement was assisting my tutees—seeing that smile on their faces after they’ve successfully solved a problem on their own was unforgettable. I felt ecstatic to have made a contribution in their academic career.” Urie said, “I’ve had the wonderful experience of watching so many students benefit immensely from the time they spend here (CLC). “ In my experience too, having a successful session and watching as the student walks away understanding the material is a great feeling. It’s why we do it. Tutoring is rewarding for the tutee and the tutor.


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The GCCC challenge course was busy this past weekend with Department of Public Safety (DPS) and Cosmetology students partaking in Strategic Team Building (STB) training. “The course was more fun than I thought it would be,” said Freshman Fidel Arciniega. “Everyone should try it if they get the chance to.” Students were put through STB all day Saturday and Sunday. Some of the activities included zip-line, giant’s ladder and the leap of faith. “The course was very exhilarating,” said Brianna Barlow, sophomore, in the cosmetology program. “For me it was easy because I had trust that the others would not drop me. I learned that you can do anything you set your mind to.” Arciniega said he gained a lot of knowledge. “That we use our five sense a lot more than we even realize,” he said. “I also learned that getting support from your peers is always a good thing, don’t be afraid to ask for help. You need to learn to be positive and trust yourself.”

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Trac 7 grant facilitator Crystal Ahrens looks over the hanging lambs that the meats judging team have been using for practice in the agricultural department.

Meats judging team set to host, compete in upcoming Beef Empire Days event

Artemio Rodriguez, Garden City Kan., serves himself a plate of chips and dip at the annual campus fiesta located in the Portico on Sept. 16.

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HALO celebrates Mexican Independence day Fabiola Sierra HALO’s Annual Campus Fiesta brought “sabor”, Spanish word for flavor, to the campus on September 16. The fiesta was hosted at the Portico located inside the Beth Tedrow Student Center because of the weather. This HALO event served Mexican cuisine made by the Great Western Dinning, such as flauta, green chili casserole, rice, beans and chips and guacamole dip. Served along with natural flavored drinks, ending it with frozen treats, known as paletas, the students and faculty were able to come in and experience a traditional dish and dessert along with the feel from the decorations and music. Vice president, Sophomore Uriel Martinez strives to expand their event venue. “Over time, its gaining popularity,” said Martinez. Compared to last year’s chips

and dip to this year’s full meal, Martinez believes that HALO is getting better. HALO meets every Monday to discuss decision-making and upcoming events such as the 26th annual Hispanic Student Day, which will be hosted on Friday, Sept. 20 from 8:30-3 p.m. beginning at the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex. The event will feature guest speaker Jesse Otero, a former GCCC student and founder and current president of The Otero Corporation. The Otero Corp is committed to successful outcomes for people with Developmental and/or Intellectual Disabilities. College students as well as high school students from all over southwest Kansas are invited to attend the event at GCCC. There is a $12 registration fee for the event. For more information, contact Kurt Peterson by phone at 620-276-9245 or by email at




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The meat judgers are en route to kickoff the 2013-2014 competition year with contests that will be occurring at the end of the month. Well, technically, the sophomore meat judgers are ending their 2012-2013 season and the freshmen will not begin competing until the spring. The meat judging team’s “season” begins the spring of their freshmen year and is completed the same year during the first semester of their sophomore year. “When somebody plays football, they can play for two years, but in meat judging you get one year,” Meat Judging Coach Dr. Clint Alexander said. “Once you start, you have one year to finish. This beginning of the end for the sophomores will be on the meat team’s home ground. The 2-day contest is set to take place at GCCC’s meat lab and could be done in part with the mobile lab on the first day and then at Tyson on the second day. “Usually it would be an all day Sunday thing at Tyson,” Alexander said. “We’re hoping it’s going to work.” During competition, meat judgers are required to take assorted cuts of meat and carcasses of lamb, pork, and beef and place them based on the quality of the meat. After competition, the competitors are required to give a panel of judges their reasons for placing the meat in the way that they did. Doing this takes a lot of practice. That is why it was a big step for the already-successful team to receive the mobile lab and refurbish the meats lab area so that they can practice on campus rather than having to go to Tyson to practice. It is also important to have a large amount of meat stocking the freezers of the meat labs: the key component of a productive meat judging practice. “It would kind of be equivalent having football practicing without a football, without a field,” Alexander said. “It would basically be drawing a play on a board and trying to practice that.” The team is now able to practice two or three times a week without having to travel to other schools, and it has considerably cut the expenses of the team, Alexander said. The sophomores of the team will be competing in their sixth contest on the weekend of Garden City’s Beef Empire Days, Sept. 28 and 29.


THURSDAY Sept. 19, 2013



Loss to Hutch brings out potential Volleyball looks to gain a win at Seward

Josh Harbour

Although the Lady Buster’s last home game against the No. 15 ranked Hutchinson Community College was a loss, there was much to gain as the experience will benefit the squad in the long run. Volleyball coach Harvey Sanders, along with his squad, did not expect the outcome versus the Lady Dragons to be that close. On top of that they did not expect to have a single set win in the home match-up. Each set score was 25-12, 21-25, 25-20, and 25-22, respectively. “We can play with them... I mean we hung with them. I think we surprised ourselves. We expected them to come out and be world beaters, you know, and we stepped up to the world,” Sanders said. “We knew we had fight, but I feel like we did not expect it to be that easy, and if we would have just fought a little bit longer we would have had it,” sophomore Chinasa Ekweariri said. Sanders believes the team’s age is what plagued the Lady Busters into their home match loss as age proved it is not just a number. “That’s basically why we finished where we finished. We just did not have the mental and physical gas to score points... We could muster up one big play here or there, but then those sustained rallies, we kind of saw not the brightest plays,” Sanders said. “They are young, so I do not really think that they sit with the fact that ‘wow we did that to ourselves.’ They are just kind of like, ‘lets pick it up and play volleyball a little bit’.... But you have got to play from point one.” One would say you learn from your mistakes, and Sanders agrees. “It is a teaching moment and we will learn from it,” Sanders said. Next for the Lady Busters was yesterday’s match-up against conference foe Seward County Community College. The weekend off gave the squad time to prep for Seward and seal any cracks that needed to be filled. “We worked on some offensive error stuff and some serving and passing. A smart guy told me once you can never do enough serving and passing so we did lot of that,” Sanders said. The Seward County Community College Saints were 8-7 going into last night’s matches. Seward County was ranked in the top 20 teams in the NJCAA in 2012, their 13th consecutive year ranked in the top 20.

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During a Sept. 11 home match up against the Hutchinson Community College Dragons, freshman Casey Hicks, Gunter, Texas, puts down a kill for a point at Dennis B. Perryman Sports Complex.

“They are pretty fast, we are going to have to be on our blocking game because they run everything pretty quick and playing in their gym is a headache,” Sanders said. For Coverage of last night’s match up against the Lady Saints, visit

Soccer slumps

Cloud County forfeit leads to first win Brett Cady

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Battling for ball control, freshman Harlie Hammermeister, Colorado Springs, Colo. ties up with Chanelle O’Dwyer of Cloud County Community College during Sept. 14 home game at the soon to be complete multi-sports athletic complex.

The GCCC soccer team is getting much better at offensively and defensively outplaying their opponents. Then the second half begins. Statistically, the Lady Busters played better than their opponent Cloud County in the first half of the game. The Busters shot for 12 goals compared to the Thunderbird’s 10. The difference is in the success of those shots. GCCC only managed to score one of those 12 shots, while Cloud County was able to score seven times to end the game at 7-1. “We had, for the first time, 12 shots to the goal,” Interim Head Women’s Soccer Coach Hector Martinez said. “However, we can’t create one.” Martinez also said that avoidable mistakes and the team’s mentality are also holding back the team. “We had two scores from free kicks and one on our own from a corner kick,” Martinez said. “That put the mentality of the girls down and they see themselves losing. We need not only to work on the skills of the team but also the mentality.” Other members of the team also agree that mentality is a large part of what is needed in order for the Busters to be successful. “ We’re good on conditioning,” freshman Maria Martinez of Garden City, Kan., said. “We have been working on

communicating. When the games started off we were just bombing it and stuff, but now we’re acting more like a team.” Martinez believes that, to be a winning team, she and her teammates will have to start being more positive during their games. “Instead of saying, ‘pass the ball right,’ they could say, ‘oh, well, good try,’” Martinez said. “I think that’s what a team needs is to be leaders to one another and keep each other motivated.” After Cloud County Community College athletic director Matt Bechard contacted the league office of the Lady Thunderbirds using an ineligible player in Saturday’s game, Cloud County was forced to forfeit their 7-1 victory leaving the Lady Busters with their first season win. With that in mind, the Lady Busters prepped for their home game against Hesston Community College. Coach Martinez said that the goalie, freshman Danielle Puente of Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico, could use a little bit of extra practice to reinforce and sharpen her skills as a goal keeper. He is also considering the idea of training a backup for when Puente tires. “Also, there is a possibility that we could be receiving an extra player,” Martinez said. “At least at this time it might still be too early to bring that idea out.” For coverage of Wednesday’s game versus Hesston Community College, visit


THURSDAY Sept. 19, 2013



Golf team’s first tourney shows room for improvement, hopes practice makes perfect

Erika Robinson

On a sizzling hot Sunday, the men’s golf team traveled to open its season Sept. 15 at Quail Ridge Golf Course in Winfield. This was the first of five Jayhawk Conference tournaments they will compete. The Conference tournaments are 36 holes. A “normal” tournament usually lasts a day and normally takes place either on a Monday or Tuesday. The team ended up taking sixth place, falling behind Hutchinson, Barton County, Johnson County, and the winner of the tournament, Dodge City. Head coach Phil Terpstra said he believes the team did not play at their full potential which may have played a role in their placing. “We just didn’t play very good. It’s pretty simple. There was too many big numbers on certain holes. We weren’t

very consistent this tournament. Then the second 18 holes we starting playing better, but some guys just finished terrible,” Terpstra said. The team took six players to the tournament, which included, freshmen Alex Piper, Sam Cooney, Mark Crossan, and Nathan Forrest and sophomores Matthew LeGrange and Boone Wells. “We just need to work on our consistency and putting two rounds together. The biggest thing was our penalty strokes, and we just didn’t get off the tee box very well,” Terpstra said. Nathan Forrest, the sixth man on the team, was the only one who ended up placing on the team. He tied for 19th place. “I played decent until the second round. I could have done better by making more putts, but that’s just golf for you. Overall, I thought the course was pretty easy, but I just need to work on putting rounds together,” Forrest

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Cross Country leads home meet, preps for Oklahoma Brett Cady

Having a runner place first in a cross country race is an exciting thing. Finishing the race with the entire team taking the top spots is even more exciting. Last Thursday, in a meet held at Tangeman Sports Complex, the Busters competed in a 3-mile and a 2-mile race against the men and women from Dodge City Community College and Fort Hays State University and came out on top. Leading the top five runners of the men’s perfect race was sophomore Alfredo Lebron with a time of 16:06. The other runners, all from GCCC, were Babiker Babiker with a time of 16:13, Tyler Eddings at 16:31, Anthony Hamilton at 16:36, and Jose Zavala bringing up the fifth spot with a 16:48. The Lady Busters were less successful in their 2-mile race but still managed to keep runners in some of the top spots in the race. The top women’s placer was Jenny Boroughs who took the third place spot at 13:42. Following Burroughs were eighth-placing Anahy Castro at 13:42, Jaden Balmer coming in at 10th in 13:50. The 16th and 17th spots were filled by Sandra Thornton and Arely Navarette with times of 15:01 and 15:45, respectively. Every Broncbuster competitor went into the Delgo Invite having run an extremely tough, 45-minute hill workout the day before. The runners also encountered adversity in cooler temperatures and a cold rain to go along with the thick, shockabsorbing grass of the Tangeman Park course. “I figured their legs would be dead,” Head Men and Women’s Cross Country Coach Ryan Turner said. “They still responded and came back and ran tough. Days like today when you’re tough and your legs are dead are when we figure out who we can trust in big meets.” Turner said he was proud of all of his runners and the toughness that they displayed while running their two and three-mile runs. “We showed our toughness today especially with our five guys running a perfect score and our six, seven, and eight guys right behind them,” Turner said. One of the competitors who can be trusted in big meets is sophomore Babiker Babiker of Houston, Texas. “We’ve been doing lots of mileage and we’re all sore,” Babiker said. “But, hey, it feels like a warm-up for us today.” The heavy load of workouts that the cross country team has been working through last week, and will continue to this week, is in preparation for a meet on Sept. 28 at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. The cross country team is also hosting a 5k road race on Satuday, Sept. 21.

said. “I just need to work on better course management for the next tournament. I’m struggling with my long game, but nothing that a little more practice can’t fix,” sophomore Boone Wells said. The next golf tournament will Sunday, Sept. 22 at Turkey Creek Golf Club in McPherson. Terpstra said he is looking forward to seeing what the team can bring these next few tournaments. They are all hoping the first tournament jitters will wear off pretty soon. “We just need to work on hitting the right club, playing smarter, and going back to review some of the fundamentals of the golf swing before the next tournament. If you lose six or seven balls, your swing is probably not where it needs to be. We’ll find out in about a week or so if we are going in the right direction or not,” Terpstra said.

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During an away game against the Hutchinson Community College Dragons, Matt McDonald, 19, Kansas City, Kan. evades a tackle to gain yards at Gowan Stadium.

Football hopes to oust Air Force Prep after bye week Andres Rivas

The GCCC Busters are preparing for their game against Air Force Prep after a bye week. The previous week the Busters had lost a heartbreaker, 34-24, against Jayhawk Conference foe the Hutchinson Blue Dragons. The Busters offense wasn’t as potent as it had been the previous two weeks when the Busters won 63-0 over Independence, Missouri, or the following week when they won 35-21 against Cisco, Texas. This time, the offense couldn’t muster much as it got behind early with four interceptions thrown by freshman quarterback Akeem Jones. Although, even with a slow start on offense, they nearly came back as they came to within three, 27-24, when sophomore Michael Gerst scored his second touchdown and the Busters completed the twopoint conversion. That’s when the Busters got outlasted, as the Blue Dragon offense went and scored quickly. A play action pass allowed Blue Dragons quarterback, Luke Barnes, to find a wide open Jabril Soloman for a 42-yard touchdown strike for a score on what had been a very

stingy Buster defense. The loss to Hutch dropped the Busters to 2-1 on the season, and 1-1 in conference games. During the Bye week, the Busters got some welcome news. After the loss to the Blue Dragons dropped the Busters from the #12 team in NJCAA football to #17, the Blue Dragons suffered a surprising loss to a scrappy Dodge City team that is now #17 in the nation. The same Dodge City team that had gone 0-9 the year before is now 3-1, while 2-1 in conference games. The Blue Dragons tied the game on a two yard touchdown pass to make the score 34 all and headed into overtime. On the second play, the Blue Dragons fumbled and Tyreis Thomas of the Conquistadors scored the deciding touchdown on a one yard run that knocked Hutch out of the rankings for the first time in the last 46 polls. This week the Busters will have a home game after being on the road the previous two weeks, excluding the bye, as they face Air Force Prep, Colorado. Last year the Busters defeated Air Force Prep 47-21 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The Busters look to rebound from their first loss of the season when they play the Air Force Prep Huskies September 21st at 7pm at Buffalo stadium.

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GCCC running back Tyreek Hill, sophomore from Douglas, GA, is not only being chased by defensive lineman, but by college recruiters as well. The 5-9, 190lb. football star has gathered the attention of several schools wanting to recruit him for football including universities such as, Alabama, Kansas State, Baylor and Tennessee. “I’m mostly interested in Alabama, Arkansas, and Arizona State.”

Hill is not only a successful football player, but also a successful track and field star, competing in the 2012 World Junior Championships competing in the 4x100 m relay and the 200 m event. Hill was very successful in the event, coming home with a gold medal and a bronze medal. Hill would not be the only Broncbuster who’s gone on to a university. Former quarterback Nick Marshall transferred to Auburn after the 2012 season. Marshall was named starting quarterback of the Auburn Tigers where he plays under head coach Gus Malzahn.


THURSDAY Sept. 19, 2013


Route to fellowship

S During The Extra Mile fun run, hosted by The Church of the Nazarene, Roger Unruh of Garden City paces himself while partaking in the 2 1/2 hour run.

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‘Extra Mile’ promotes active lifestyle in company of family, friends Matthew McCallister Nearly 50 participants, ranging from young children to grandparents, competed in The Extra Mile making it the best turn out since the event was first formed four years ago. The Extra Mile is a unique race compared to most local fun runs, which are typically 5k or 10k runs. This race is a 1.8 mile loop that goes on for 2 1/2 hours where runners gather points per lap. This means participants can run/walk as little or as many laps as they want. It is one of the most affordable races in Garden City and a meal is provided after with time to fellowship and grow closer as a community. Heath Hogan, a Garden City resident, said, “It’s a great time, good time to challenge yourself but also to come out and just sit and relax while sharing a meal and sharing fellowship.” Hogan said he believes it’s a great family event that has something for everybody to just come out and exercise while still participating in a church activity filled with friendly fellowship. Being a previous Extra Mile runner,

Hogan emphasizes that this race is really up to you on setting your own goals and how far you want to run. Roger Unruh, co-director and participant at The Extra Mile said, “people were meant to be active. Here’s your chance to be active, here’s your chance to be active together.” Unruh helped organize The Extra Mile and his favorite part of the event is the food provided after the long run while he enjoys the presence of his fellow runners. “Runners are a family. They see each other and know each other from other races and get to be real close with them,” Unruh said. The idea to make it point-based helps attract potential runners and first time runners. Just because someone finishes first or crosses the finish line first doesn’t necessarily mean they win, so this gives everybody an equal chance to win, which is what Unruh said he enjoys the most. The Extra Mile encourages those who are interested in running to stay active and enjoy the companionship of family and friends while exercising. GCCC’s Payroll Coordinator Dallas Crist is co-director of The Extra Mile and said she was very pleased with the outcome of the event this year. The Extra Mile has been

voted the top running event for the last three years from SWFTR [Southwest Fun Time Runners], which is the organization that helps put on the local surrounding area’s fun runs. Crist said the event’s popularity encourages her to continue her efforts in organizing The Extra Mile every year and look forward to the next year’s event. Crist said she encourages future participants to come run next year because The Extra Mile is family-friendly, has a meal, contains plenty of opportunity for friendship and a t-shirt, all for $10. “If you’re not a runner, you can go out and walk two miles and still feel really good about that,” Crist said. Since the race is a loop “it encourages people to go farther than they’ve ever gone before. When we put forth the extra effort to go the extra mile, is it easy? No. Is it hard work? Absolutely. Is it worth it? Absolutely, so we want to encourage people to push yourself physically but we’re hoping they catch that spiritual message too; that it’s important that we put others before ourselves and do something that helps people along in their life, and spiritually as well.” The idea for The Extra Mile comes from the Bible verse Matthew 5:41 where it refers to going the extra mile and it says a lot to the people interested in growing spiritually.

Downtown to host annual ‘Back the Busters’ stadium seating campaign promotes expansion, comfort Fall Fest this weekend GCCC’s “Back the Busters” program has been put in place to offset the expenses of the expanded stadium seating. These custom engineered seats have delayed the completion of GCCC’s multisport athletic complex. As a result of remarks from community members, one section of the new stadium, consisting of 574 seats, were upgraded from basic 16-17 inch seats to larger 20 inch high grade “chairback” seats. “The changes were made by administration in response to public comments received regarding the need for comfortable seating,” Ryan Ruda, Vice President of Student Services and

Athletics, said. “It is the intent of GCCC to provide everything with excellence in mind and the fan experience is a key component of the college athletic planning.” GCCC’ multi-sport athletic facility is estimated to be finished on or be before Nov. 1, possibly in time for a play-off football game. Community members and businesses can contribute by making a tax-deductible purchase of $150 per unit. Anyone interested can contact the athletic department at 620.276.9606.

Garden City’s Annual Downtown Fall Fest is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21 with most events between 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street. Featuring Art in the Park from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Stevens Park. Artists and crafters will display and sell their creations. Anyone interested can visit to enter. This year’s Fall Fest also includes live music and German food at the 43rd Annual Oktoberfest at the Downtown Grant Ave Booth and the Knights of Columbus Hall at 205 N. 8th St. Other events include: • Volvo Rents’ Kids’ Obstacle Course • Cox Communications’ Entertainment Arena from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Fry Eye Associates’ Wiener Takes All Costume Contest at 9 a.m. on the east side of Steven’s Park. For more information about the event, visit

Track & Field to host 5K road race Sept. 21

GCCC Men & Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country team is hosting a 5K Road Race with a 1-mile walk and kid’s fun run Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Registration and a course map will be provided the morning of or is available in advance at www. Pre-registration is $20 or $15 for kids and includes a free t-shirt. On-site/Race Day registration is an addition $5 for all participants.

Southwest Riverless Festival & Balloon Classic set for Sept. 27-29

Garden City Kansas’ skies will be filled with colorful balloons as the Southwest Riverless Festival & Balloon Classic on Sept. 27-29. Function will take place at the 4H building, West Pavilion and the Finney County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds will serve as the launching site for all flights. Festivities will kick off with a Friday evening launch and continue with early morning launches on Saturday and Sunday morning along with numerous events all day. For an entire itinerary of the weekend visit

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