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College closed for memorial services 

Campus community mourn accident victims Jesus Lozoya jlozoy1340@student.gcccks.edu

Campus offices and other facilities were closed, and classes were dismissed this morning, to give students and employees an opportunity to attend a campus memorial service in honor of Phil Cook, a student who lost his life in a highway collision Oct. 26. The service was scheduled from 9:30 to 10 a.m., Nov. 1 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building. Regular GCCC operations were scheduled to resume at 10 a.m., according to Dr. Herbert J. Swender, president, who announced the service to students and employees Tuesday via email. Cook, 21, was from Aurora, Colo., and belonged to the GCCC Baseball Team. He and two Scott City, Kan., residents died as the result of a collision about 9:20 p.m., Oct. 26 on U.S. Highway 83 north of Garden City. A report from the Kansas Highway Patrol

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The baseball team pay tribute to Phil’s memory with a memorial marker on US 83. The memorial marker contains a baseball, a bath and things that Phil liked.

indicated that the headon accident occurred at 9:19 p.m. Oct. 26, along U.S. Highway 83, approximately five to six miles north of Garden City. The Philip Cook report indicated that the student was southbound in a 2008 Honda CRV and collided with a northbound 1999 Lincoln Town Car driven by Doris J. Reed. The report also indicated that the crash took the lives of

For whatever reason: the economy, the president, or local greed. Gas prices are not showing much relief any time soon.

Cook and two persons in the other vehicle. The Honda CRV rolled once and came to rest on its wheels facing west. The Lincoln continued in a northeast direction and came to rest in the east ditch facing west, according to the KHP. Cook was taken to St. Catherine Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was wearing a seat belt. Reed, 81, Scott City, Kan., was taken to St. Catherine, where she was pronounced dead. She was wearing a seat belt. A passenger of the Lincoln, Leta

Prices in the rise, no reasons

Reagan Hill rhill293@student.gcccks.edu

With the Thanksgiving break fast approaching many college students begin thinking about traveling home for the holidays. While some may carpool, fly or take the bus, many drive their own vehicles. This could be a problem for many students. Gas prices in Garden City are high. According to the website, www.Kansasgasprices.com, the price of gas in Garden City currently ranges between $3.40 to $3.89 per gallon. With varying sizes of gas tanks this can make travel very costly. Most small cars have twelve gallon tanks while a mid-sized car can hold

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fifteen to sixteen gallons. Most trucks or SUV’s have tanks that are twenty gallons or more. GCCC student Perla Delgado lives in Perryton, TX. It will cost her $70 and $80 to fill up her Tahoe for her trip home at Thanksgiving. When asked about that Delgado stated “that’s a lot of money to spend to go home, its really difficult and I don’t want to have to ask my parents for money, but with the way gas prices are I have to get help from my parents.” After visiting family and friends she will have to fill up again to make it back to school. This amounts to a lot of money for a college student. GCCC student Ivone Marquez

lives only an hour away from Garden City but in order for her to travel home for the holidays it costs her around $60 dollars to fill up. Marquez stated “I wish gas was cheaper, it’s hard being a college student and having to pay that much for gas.” While these are just a few that don’t have far to travel there are many other students here on campus that have to travel farther. GCCC student Marisela Dominguez stated that when she is headed home for the holidays to Midland, Texas she has to fill up at least three times in order to make it home rounding the total price she spends on gas to around

see IN THE RISE pg. 3

Weems, 68, Scott City, also was taken to St. Catherine, where she was pronounced dead. She was not wearing a seat belt. Alice Odea, 73, Scott City, was taken to St. Catherine where she was listed in fair condition on Sunday. She was wearing a seat belt. GCCC officials said a prayer for the victims of the crash at Saturday night’s GCCC-Coffeyville football game. College personnel met over the weekend see CAMPUS MOURN pg. 3

Nothing to sneeze about STOCK PHOTO

Shield yourself from the fall blues, Distinguish what is a cold v. allergies

Sarah Hill sarah.hill@student.gcccks.edu

five days and then goes away. It’s going to take ten days no matter what you do, know matter what medicine you take, a cold usually last ten days.” She also added,“With allergies its more long term . . . With a cold your gonna have body aches and headaches and you can have that with allergies but its not a ten day event where you get worse for five days and then it kind of goes away.” Many students that attend Garden City Community

Allergy season may be coming to a close, but don’t be fooled. That winter cold may still be allergies. So how can one tell the difference between allergies and common cold. Janice Nunn R.N. B.S.N., the colleges student health nurse, had this to say about how to identify the difference. “If you’re catching a cold it will start out like day 1, you’ll have maybe a sore throat maybe a little sniffle. A cold gets worse over see SNEEZING ABOUT pg. 6


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Quote of the day

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil - Baltasar Gracian

>> YOUR VIEW

Letter to the editor

Schwartz expresses gratitude for thoughts, prayers

A letter to all my friends, my family at GCCC: In everyone’s lifetime we must make decisions and choices that have a tremendous impact on our lives. Some choices are minor decisions such as what color or style of shoes How do lions like their we want to buy or maybe a little more steaks? - ROAR important, what school we want to attend. I was faced with a similar decision in 2005 when approached to run for Trustee of Garden City Community College. Guest Column Guidelines There was not a clue to the impact 650 word limit that becoming part of this family at Include: Author’s GCCC would have on me. name, hometown I not only was introduced to some (student); position of the greatest faculty and staff, I also (college employee). The Silhouette will not found the students to be extremely print guest columns that courteous and polite whenever my wife attack another columnist. and I were around them. Letter Guidelines In fact, we enjoyed being around 200 word limit | Include: Author’s name, the students so much that we started telephone number, hometown (student); volunteering as often as we could title (college employee)

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just to show our appreciation and gratitude for them being on our campus at GCCC. During my recent health Ron Schwartz issue, I have been Member touched beyond Board of Trustees any way that I could possibly say or show my appreciation for the love, the caring, and the prayers that were sent to Janie and I. The cards were awesome, the prayers were so powerful, and it means so much knowing that we are a part of such a tremendous family. We still have a ways to go but knowing we have so much support makes it a lot easier. Thank you so much and everyone at GCCC will be in our hearts forever. -Ron & Janie Schwartz

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The month formally known as November has been surmounted by its not so evil, manlier twin: Movember. While October is widely know for being breast cancer awareness month, in November men and women help raise awareness for prostate and testicular cancer awareness. The harsh reality is that one in every two men will be diagnosed with prostate or testicular cancer. Most are diagnosed between 20 and 30 years old. Men start the month clean-shaven and grow their mustaches all month long. They can then register their “mo” on Movember.com. While the month is encouraged for men, women can help raise awareness for the charity by helping raise money without growing a moustache. These

“Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas”, as Movember terms deem Harley Torres t h e m , harley.torres@student. campaign all gcccks.edu month long. Countless amounts of men and women help the cause, and millions of dollars have been raised in the past eight years of Movember. If you are not the mustache type of guy then stay healthy: mentally and physically. Get plenty of sleep and exercise, eat right, and use common sense. For those who feel the call to be a real man, shave for the first of November and grow a “mo” for 30 days to help change the face of men’s health.

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Apple’s [new] baby

Jesus Lozoya jlozoy1340@student.gcccks.edu Harley Torres harley.torres@student.gcccks.edu Alexis Balderrama alexis.balderrama@student.gcccks. edu Sarah Hill sarah.hill@student.gcccks.edu Jose Gonzalez jgonza0595@student.gcccks.edu Luis Reyes luis.reyes@student.gcccks.edu Michael Jones michael.jones@student.gcccks.edu Mikayla Bowser mikayla.bowser@student.gcccks.edu Tania Rivero tania.rivero@student.gcccks.edu Reagan Hill rhill293@student.gcccks.edu Marrissa Trevino marrissa.trevino@student.gcccks.edu PHOTO: APPLE COURTESY

It’s hard to believe that in just two years Apple has sold 100 million iPads, the tablet has been a huge success. According to Apple; 94 percent of Fortune 500 companies is testing or deploying iPad, and some schools and colleges are now requiring iPads in the classroom. Apple has recently announced a new version of its iPad, the “iPad mini”. With the success Apple’s iPad has had in the past two years many of you may be wondering if the iPad mini will be as popular as it’s big brother. Diana Alcantara a sophomore at GCCC said, “I would love to get it, I have used the original iPad and I liked it, I would probably use the iPad mini for taking notes in class, and for music and games.” GCCC sophomore Elier Molina quoted“ I would get the iPad mini, and I think it’s worth the money if you take care of it, I would most likely use it for games and school.” The long rumored iPad mini comes in a new glass

and aluminum design and features a 7.9 inch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 which is the same as the iPad 2’s. The iPad mini is about 2 inches smaller than the iPad, it is 7.2mm thick and it weights about half as much as the fourth generation iPad. Apple also included their new lightning connector as well as a 5-megapixel iSight camera and a front-facing camera, the tablet comes with Apple’s A5 dual-core chip and comes pre-installed with IOS 6 Apple’s latest mobile operating system. Perhaps the reason iPad’s are so popular is because they can be used almost anywhere. They can be used for work, education, or for just plain entertainment. I think Apple is taking a step in the right direction with the iPad mini; it will attract more customers with it’s lower price. The iPad mini starts at $329.00 for 16GB, $429.00 for 32GB, and $529.00 for the 64GB model. The tablet will be available at major retail stores beginning on November 2.


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Campus Mourn continued from pg. 1

Sneezing aboutcontinued from pg. 1 College are not local. So it stands to reason that several students wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even realize they have allergies until they move to a new place. In fact, 25-35% of people suffer from allergies each year, this is according to well.blogs.nytimes.com. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just allergy country. . . allergy season out here can manifest itself in a lot of ways, if your not from around this area and you come here, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re gonna have a lot of trouble . . . the air is different and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also humid so the dryness enters into it. A lot of times I tell them those of use that live here take medicine.â&#x20AC;? Nunn said. Nunn hands out samples of both Claritin and Zyrtec, so students can get relief for their symptoms. She recommends buying the generic kind of the medication and avoiding the name brand whenever possible. According to www.health.nytimes.com, if it is at all possible, you should try to take an antihistamine before an anticipated allergy attack. For example, take the medication before taking a jog to prevent shortness of breath and weezing. Second generation

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With costumes such as the tooth fary to super heroes and unanimated objects the baseball team played his annal Halloween baseball game on Oct. 30.

with Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teammates and others who knew him. Those assisting included counseling staff, coaching staff and others from the Student Services Division. Counselors have remained available since then to assist anyone seeking help. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our counseling personnel are remaining available now and in the days ahead to assist anyone in need of help in dealing with this loss,â&#x20AC;? said Ryan Ruda, vice president for student services. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Anyone seeking assistance should contact Student Services in the GCCC Student and Community Services Center.â&#x20AC;? Counseling personnel and Ruda are meeting with each of Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classes this week to provide information and assistance as well. GCCC personnel have also remained in contact with Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Phil Cook, as well as to his classmates and teammates,â&#x20AC;? said Swender. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our thoughts and prayers are also with the loved ones and families of those from Scott City who were involved in the accident.â&#x20AC;? The student had enrolled at GCCC for the first time this semester and was living in the GCCC Residential Life complex. He had transferred to Garden City from Howard College, near Lubbock, Texas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need another arm and he [Cook] had sent us some video, I really liked his video. I never had the chance to go out and see him playâ&#x20AC;Ś I asked for film the second time I spoke to him, he had it sent down in a matter of three, four days. So, right there, that told me that he was very interested in usâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? Finnegan said. Then when he committed to us, I sent him a package of all the information as far as the college goes and he take-in all that stuff and with in a week; right there I knew this is a kid for sure we can count on and be dependable on...â&#x20AC;? Finnegan said Cook was very happy to have found a place to call home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was given the opportunity to come back and play college baseball, and he [Cook] fell in love with Garden City Community College and Garden City, Kansas, it was something that this place meant to him and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never forget it, I know his parents wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget it either,â&#x20AC;? he said. Cook was a quiet leader, said Finnegan, he was the kind of guy that would get his stuff done and would push other players.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;He understood the game a little bit more because he was a little bit older,â&#x20AC;? Finnegan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He has been through it [college athletics] before, it was something that he really tried to help the younger guys out as much as he could.â&#x20AC;? Shy, protective, witty at times, having a great character, and maturity are some of the words Joshua Heifner, 18, used to described Cook. Heifner and Cook who have been roommates since August started talking on the phone a couple weeks before classes started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was a real cool and chill guy. Someone that I could just hang out with,â&#x20AC;? Heifner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I knew right away we were going to be great friends. We would talk about his past, girls, video games, all sports, pretty much guy stuff. He was a Colorado Rockies fan and we both were Denver Broncos fans. When he turned 21, I took him to Applebeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s at midnight to get his first legal beer.â&#x20AC;? Heifner said he learned about the accident Saturday morning. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach [ Jay] Gundy woke us up at 5:30 am the day it happened and said we were having a team meeting. We got there and Coach Finney came in and told us that there had been an accident involving Phil and another car and that Phil had died,â&#x20AC;? Heifner said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was completely shocked. I was used to Phil coming home late at night or spending the night somewhere, so I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t worried. But when coach told us what happened I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to believe it. I lost it and started crying.â&#x20AC;? Heifner said that the team is like a family, that everybody supports each other, and in light of the accident, they are doing so now more than ever. Bob Larson, coordinator of athletic activities, taught an Anatomy and Physiology course that Cook was enrolled in. Larson said Cook was looking forward to a special study session scheduled for last Sunday night. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thursday in class was the last time I saw him,â&#x20AC;? Larson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I reminded everybody about the special study session and he said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be there.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Larson said that after hearing about the accident, he held the Sunday session knowing it would be difficult, yet wanted to be there to support Cookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classmates. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I can say is that it is time to pull people together,â&#x20AC;? Larson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time to pull from all the positives that have happened in your life.â&#x20AC;?

antihistimines are the favored drug among those who suffer from allergies. Some of which include, Allegra, Claritin, and Zyrtec. For a complete list of second generation antihistimines you can go to www.catalog.md. Nunn added, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of students will come in and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;man Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been bad since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve came, my throats itching, my eyes are watering, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m all stuffed upâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; . . . I tell them if they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take something, such as Claritin then their gonna come back in with either ear infection, sinus infection, bronchitis.â&#x20AC;? Allergy sufferers can finally start to breath a little easier during the winter months. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have the dryness out here, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to be a little dustier and then you have the wind, which keeps that all stirred up constantly. And you usually donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any great relief until the first freeze, which we had last week.â&#x20AC;? However, just because allergy season may be coming to an end, doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean allergies will be leaving for good. Expect another round of sneezing and itchy-watery eyes next spring.

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Today: Rodeo at NWOSU (Away) 7:30 PM- Student Activities Ping Pong Tournament (BTSC) Nov 2: Last day to drop classes Nov 3: Deanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature required to add classes (second eight weeks) TBA- Volleyball Conference Final Four Nov 4: TBA- Football Region VI Semifinals Nov 6: 7:30 PM- Student Activities You Pick The Game Wii Tournament Nov 7: 12:00 PM- SGA FULL Meeting -ALL Club Reps Attend (BTSC Theater) Nov 8: 12:00 PM- Comedy Show with Brandon Styles (Cafeteria) Nov 9: 5:30 PM- Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball- Pepsi Classic (Home) 7:30 PM- Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BasketballPepsi Classic (Home) Nov 10: 5:30 PM- Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball- Pepsi Classic (Home) 7:30 PM- Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BasketballPepsi Classic (Home) Nov 11: TBA- Football Region VI Championship Nov 12: Course Schedules Available Nov 13: 7:30 PM- Student Activities Pool Tournament Nov 14: Official GED Test Date 12:00 PM- SGA Executive Team Meeting (BTSC Theater) 6:00 PM- Board of Trustees Meeting (BTSC Endowment Room) Nov 15: 11: 00 AM- 2:00 PM- SGA Tobacco Free Campus Event

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Jose Gonzalez jgonza0595@student.gcccks.edu On Nov. 6 voters have the opportunity to elect America’s next president. For many people this is a very important election because they will be involved in deciding what is done about major issues facing the country including taxes, healthcare,

terrorism, and the economy. Everyone who is a legal U.S. citizen, is 18 years of age, and meets requirements of his or her state can vote. For many GCCC students, this will be their first time to vote. GCCC student Jorge Salamanca, a first time voter, believes voting matters. “I think voting is important because

we are giving the chance to express our values, ideas, and beliefs through voting, and I think everybody should know the future depends on us,” he said. Christian Garcia another GCCC student who is voting for the first time said he also feels the same way. “I think politics are important, I watched all three debates and have I

been following the news, I think voting can have an enormous impact in our lives,” he said. Not everyone at GCCC feels the same way about the elections. Some people said they didn’t feel that their vote counts or that voting is important, but it’s worth mentioning that one vote can really make a difference

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Have you ever wondered what your life will be like after graduation? Some people go on to continue education and some take their degrees and run. For the band Straight No Chaser, their future was as clear as any graduate’s idea of life after college. “We all graduated and split and went our separate ways to work for a living.”Don Nottingham; band member, remembers. The band started at Indiana University In 1996 as a ten man a cappella group. After the group finished the trials of college, many of the band members went on to lead very normal lives. “In 2006 we had a reunion concert..one of our band members, Randy Stine, put a video onto You Tube with us singing in college from ‘98” said Nottingham “After a year it had a 8 million hits and the CEO of Atlantic Records gave us a call, and we were signed” and the rest they say is history. While this might seem like a long shot at the time, more and more musical acts are being signed to record labels via You Tube.

BAND MEMBERS MICHAEL LUGINBILL, CHARLIE MECHLING, SEGGIE ISHO, RANDY STINE, WALTER CHASE, RYAN AHLWARDT, TYLER TREPP, JEROME COLLINS, DAVID ROBERTS, DONALD NOTTINGHAM, DAN PONCE POSE FOR THEIR CURRENT LINEUP. STRAIGHT NO CHASER’S NEW ALBUM DROPS THIS FEBRUARY: COURTESY PHOTO

Today’s world is all about using technology to your benefits. “A lot of people are being broken from You Tube, obviously musicians like Justin Bieber and a whole host of others, but we were the one of the first” says Nottingham. Thanks to technology, making music that could only be done with large and expensive equipment can now be done from literally anywhere. Nottingham feels that the band’s passion and sense of showmanship can out make their ten man a cappella group stand out. “We like to take our audience on a journey and to let them be in on the joke, if you will when it comes to a concert.” The reality of

today’s world is a group or person can be broken into their 15 minutes of fame at any time. However, what that person or group does with that 15 minutes can make or break their future career. “If you have a passion in life then never let that talent, gift or whatever it is fade” Remarks Nottingham. Straight No Chaser is currently on a fall tour that stops in Dodge City, Kan at the United Wireless Arena. “We went out on the road in October, we go out and everyone pulls double duty.” Said Nottingham, “It’s crazy; every day is sort of a where are we now type of deal..the best part about any tour is these are my college buddies.” Nottingham

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says, “we are all in this together, touring the countryside and having a good time. ”Nottingham’s advice to college students and is to work as much as you can on your passion. “Put yourself out there, you never know who’s going to see it..the secret is to keep working hard and take the opportunities you get and make what you can out of them.” Straight No Chaser’s concert is slated for November 13th at seven in the afternoon. Their new album will drop in February and some of their new music will be performed at the upcoming concert. Ticket prices are available at Unitedwirelessarena.com/gettickets/

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ACTIVITIES

SGA Tobacco Free Campus Event Thurs. Nov. 15, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | BTSC

Beth Tedrow Student Center Open Until 11:00 p.m.

Ping Pong Tournament Thur. Nov. 1st at 7:30 p.m. | BTSC

You Pick the Game Wii Tournament

Breakfast $3.97 Lunch $5.09 Dinner $6.26

Breakfast....7a.m. –9 a.m. Lunch..........11:30 a.m. –1 p.m. Dinner ........5 p.m. –6:30 p.m.

Thur. Nov. 6th at 7:30 p.m. | BTSC

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Thurs. Nov. 6th | Intramural | SGA Office League play begins Thurs. Nov. 8th.

Pool Tournament

Tues. Nov. 13th at 7:30 p.m. | BTSC

Catering service available for on & off campus events, contact Stacey

Located at the BTSC 620.276.9607 foodservice@gcccks.edu

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Busters vs Butler

Coaches, players have chance to avenge three conference losses

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Garden City C.C.

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5-2

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1-6

Fort Scott C.C.

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3-4

Independence C.C. 4-5

2-5

Dodge City C.C.

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The Busters have three losses in the season, and it is those same three teams who stand in between them and a conference title. As the Busters prepare for their shot at redemption, they must first face the Butler Grizzlies. The last time GCCC faced Butler Community College Oct. 6, they fell to the No. 2 ranked Grizzlies 84-13. “It’s hard to beat the same team twice Left: Nick Marshall #7, out runs a Coffeyville defender, on his way to a touchdwn. Right: Tyreek Hill #24 , makes a man miss and sprints down field for a big gain. in a season. Butler is a good team, but If the Busters can get past the Grizzlies, they they are not invincible,” said Head Coach No. 2 offense in the county, and is also the team that handed the Busters a 63-49 defeat will face either the Coffeyville Red Ravens or Jeff Tatum. the Hutchinson Blue Dragons. Since that loss, the Busters beat earlier this year. “We really felt we should have won the “Our coaching staff has done a great job at Highland 28-17 and Dodge City 64-20 before losing to Coffeyville 54-47 last games versus Hutch and Coffeyville, and got preparing a game plan for this week, And we too far behind early against Hutch which took have a bit of advantage, we have got dressed weekend. No. 2 Butler handed the No. 13-ranked us out of our game plan, we already know in that locker room already, we have played Hutchinson a 40-7 beat down last they are going to key on Nick, so we have to on that field already, so we are ready, more focused and less intimidated,” said Tatum. weekend. Hutchinson, who is ranked the prepare ourselves for that,” Tatum said.

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Tamara Jones, sophomore from Prosser, Wash. The 2012-13 team hosts its season opener tonight at 5 p.m.

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Win $100! Does that get your attention? It is possible with the new “Buster Bucks” prize drawing series that begins tonight. Fans attending GCCC basketball games this season can get in on a chance to win every time the Broncbusters play a home game. The “Buster Bucks” prize drawing series will begin when the women’s team takes to the court at 5 p.m. in a home season opener at the Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex with Midland College. Drawings will take place each date

thereafter that the Buster men’s or women’s team plays a regular season game at home, with an initial prize of $100. “Buster Bucks” is sponsored by Barbara Larson of ARC Real Estate, Garden City, and a potential winner will be drawn on each game date among names of all individuals enrolled at GCCC in one credit hour or more, starting with the 2012 fall semester. When a name is called, that person will have 90 seconds to get to the scorer’s table with a current, valid GCCC photo ID card to claim the prize. If not claimed,

# Name Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown/Previous School 3 Deni Jacobs F 6-0 So Plains, KS/SW Heights HS 4 Angelique Green G 5-5 So. Charleston, SC/Columbia College 5 Tahlia Pope G 6-0 So. Wichita, KS/University of Houston 10 Allegria Chisom F 5-9 R-Fr. Wichita, KS/Central Arkansas 13 Mikell Chinn PG 5-5 R-So Cincinnati, OH/Chipola JC 15 Brittany Maxwell F 5-8 So. Wichita, KS/Southeast HS 21 Kristen Heiman G 5-9 Fr. Garden City, KS/Garden City High School 24 Tamara Jones F 6-0 So Prosser, WA/Prosser HS 33 Jessica Goble G 5-10 So. Gainesville, FL/NW Florida State College 44 Shicole Watts F. 6-0 So. Grove City, OH/NW Florida State College 50 Nicole Young F 6-1 So Washington, D.C./Dunbar HS Jasmine Christmas G 5-9 So New Orleans, LA/Joseph S. Clark HS BreAnna Gross PG 5-10 R-So. Clinton, MD/Riverdale Baptist Megan Nelson PG 5-4 R-Fr. Lithonia, GA/Southern Poly State Tracey Scott F 6-1 Fr. Gainesville, FL/PK Yonge DRS Head Coach: Alaura Sharp (SW Minnesota State-2006, Adams State-2009) Assistant Coach: Whitney Corley (Southwestern-2006, Ft. Hays State-2008) Assistant Coach: Nick Salazar (University of New Mexico, 2004 & 2008)

the prize pool will grow by $10 at each event. An event, according to GCCC Athletic Activities Director Bob Larson, is defined as a date when either or both the GCCC women’s or men’s basketball team plays a regular season game at home. The drawing will take place at the men’s game on some dates and the women’s game on others, Larson added. While the women’s first home contest is Nov. 1, the

Buster men will play at home for the first time at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6, hosting the Tabor College JV team. “In addition to the excitement of watching our student athletes perform under the leadership of Coach Chappell and Coach

Sharp,” Larson said, “our Buster Bucks promotion will add an extra element of anticipation this season, so we hope students and the community will join in coming out to see men’s and women’s Broncbuster basketball.”


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SILHOUETTE | NOVEMBER 1, 2012

costume Halloween contest

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Halloween and staff, intructors, ghouls and mosters from all corners of the college prepare to go trick-or-treating. The GCCC Social Commitee organized a staff costume contest. Some faculty dressed up as famous video game characters, while some were simply jack oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lanterns. There were three costumes in particular that really surprised the staff. Deb Robinson, Tracy Munoz and Mary Cervantes, who all dressed up as hippies, won the staff costume contest. At the bottom staff poses to get their picture taken. The wide assortment of characters range from The Super Mario Brothers and other various personalities. After the contest, a lineup of the various characters paraded around campus.

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Emporia art; glass, metal, talent

Participating artists are Eric Conrad, James Ehlers, Roberta Eichenberg, Dr. Patricia Kahn, Dan Kirchhefer, Stephanie Lanter, Patrick Martin, Larry Schwarm, Derek Wikinson. All Professors of ESU range from those with their Bachelors to Masters degree in arts. To buy any artwork, contact Brian McCallum at 620.640.7953. All purchases are handled between the JESUS LOZOYA | SILHOUETTE

The GCCC baseball was hit by the Halloween spirit. Players on the baseball team played their annual Halloween scrimmage game. The students played a one hundred inning game in their Halloween costumes. For more photos go to Facebook.com/gc3media

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The Mercer Gallery is hosting the Emporia State University Art Exhibition from October 26 to December 1st 2012. Various artists and faculty members who teach at ESU Have brought work that includes glass, painting, sculpture, engraving, printmaking, photography, drawing and mixed media. The pieces on exhibition are also for sale ranging from $350.00 to $2500.

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