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National organization selects GCCC media instructor as director Sarah Hill sarah.hill@student.gcccks.edu

Cherlyn Suderman, Maria Sauzameda, Stetson Haynes members of the percussion section are practicing for the Winter Instrumental Music Concert on Dec. 13

Give, receive the gift of fine art

Jesus Lozoya jlozoy1340@student.gcccks.edu A flurry of events promoting the arts kicks off today in the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts building. One-of-a-kind, handmade pottery along with other ceramic items and sculptures will be on sale today in the lobby of the fine arts building. The items are created by art students and instructors and range in price from $5-50. The sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. “This is a sale that showcases original works by local artists with a variety of skill levels, as well as a variety of approaches to ceramic media,” said Brian McCallum, three-dimensional art instructor. Showcasing sounds of the season, the college concert band, along with the jazz ensemble will host their Winter Instrumental Music Concert in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building at 7:30 p.m. this evening under the direction of Dr. Jim McAllister, band director. The event is free and will include selections ranging from the classics, to contemporary and seasonal music. The college’s on-campus art gallery is featuring its faculty exhibition, which runs from Dec. 8-20 and Jan. 14-26. The exhibition, located in the Mercer Gallery, has works from Kyle Chaput, two-dimensional art instructor and McCallum. An opening reception is scheduled from 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16. The college concert choir and college singers will perform their Vespers Concert at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 16 in the auditorium of the fine arts building. The event is free and will also feature local community musicians. Genobeba Rodrigues is part of the sculpture and ceramics class See page 6 for related coverage of Art Club members spreading holiday cheer. where she had a minimum quota of pots and cylinders to make

The Board of Directors of the National Scholastic Press Association recently announced the selection of three new members, including Laura York Guy, GCCC media coordinator and instructor. Dr. Piotr Bobkowski, who is an assistant professor in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, nominated Guy for the position. The two met last year when Bobkowski visited GCCC. He said he was impressed with Guy’s dedication to the GC3 program and thought she fit the role the board was looking to fill in bringing new members who could serve student journalists across the country. “With her experiences working at a community college and with students from a variety of underserved populations, L a u r a b r i n g s a r a re viewpoint to the Board. I am certain that she will make a positive LAURA GUY c o n t ri b u t i o n t o o u r organizations’ work,” Bobkowski said. Guy was selected along with Diana Mitsu Klos, of Virginia, and Ann Visser of Pella Community High School in Iowa. Selection of the three new directors brings the board’s membership to 12, and each serves up to three two-year terms. “By being involved in NSPA in this capacity, I think it gives student within our program a broader network of opportunities both, through the connections that it helps me to develop,” Guy said. “Whether it be through middle schools and high schools to recruit students to come here and/or with working with my current students to help them transfer to other programs throughout the country, so it becomes a bridge of sorts.” Klos is an experienced nonprofit association manager and journalist now working as a consultant.  Visser has taught English and journalism and advised the yearbook and newspaper at

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Bookstore re-opens doors The store hopes to lower prices on merchandise and textbooks by the fall of 2013. Sarah Hill sarah.hill@student.gcccks.edu The Broncbuster Bookstore has reopened its doors with new prices on everything including textbooks, as well as offering new products. The college’s bookstore recently reopened after announcing that GCCC would officially have full ownership of the store. The bookstore no longer has to buy through the Follett Company for its merchandise. Virga West, the bookstore manager, who has been working in the store for 13 years, shared what kind of changes people can expect to see. Saying that she has

much more flexibility than she has ever had before. “We have the ability to order what and how we want, clothing wise. Before we didn’t have any control over that sort of thing, the ultimate goal is that it will all be cheaper.” However, students won’t know just how much savings they can expect to see until later on, as there are still kinks to be worked out. Clothing, as well as textbooks, should be cheaper by the upcoming spring of the 2013 – 2014 school year. To promote the new and improved bookstore, West said there would be several specials as well as drawing and giveaways. She will also be sending out notifications through Bustermail as to when and what kind of deals will be going on. “One day a month there will be a special faculty day, as well as a special student day, discounts will probably be around 20%.” West also said that the bookstore may be giving out coupons to new students who check into the dorms as well as during spring student orientation.

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All new clothing is on sale in the Broncbuster Bookstore, as well as merchandise. The college now owns the bookstore for the first time in close to fifteen years. Almost everything in the store dawns the new GCCC logo.

“We are now doing a drawing from now through the week of finals, we are going to give away one girls and one boys surprise bag.” Any student that would like to have their name entered into the drawings will need to bring a can of food to West to be donated to the Emmaus house. With every can donated your name will be entered into the drawing that many times.

Although West has many specials and other things planed, she still has an open mind. “I am open to all and any suggestions; if someone sees something they would like to see changed they can come talk to me.” People who have suggestions can also email, call, or stop by the bookstore and talk to West. She is even planning to put see BOOKSTORE pg. 4


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Is it fair that we have to pay $10 to drop a class? No to extra fee “No, because the student is already paying for a class. They don’t need to pay extra to drop the class.” Mackenzie Sampley Fort Smith, Ark.

“I think it is a good thing that students have to pay, it teaches us responsibility.” Yesenia Vicente Garden City “No, because I’m already paying for a class, so why should I have to pay more to drop the class.” Leah Jacobs Wichita, Kan. “Yes, because I think it will be a good idea to encourage students not to drop a class they payed a lot for.” Cassandra Bribiesca Garden City “Yes, it is fair that students have to pay; that way they pay for their actions.” Liyen Hoang Garden City

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Jose Gonzalez jgonza0595@student.gcccks.edu Starting this spring 2013 semester, GCCC students will have to pay a $10 withdrawal fee if they decide to drop any classes after the published refund date. This drop/withdrawal policy was approved last spring and it will affect every student that attends GCCC. Dee Wigner executive vice president of finance and operations at GCCC believes this policy will help students in the long run. “Actually me and Ryan Ruda planned this out last spring,” she said. “We felt students had plenty of time to drop their classes, but it was surprising to see that there were a lot of students dropping classes really late in the semester.” College officials said the fee is not meant to punish students or to make money for the college. “We want students to be more responsible and come take care of business,” Ryan Ruda vice president for student services said. Ruda said he thinks the new policy might

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help GCCC’s graduation rate. “I think quite possibly that the new policy might help retain the graduation rate or perhaps it could increase our graduation rate; but the main reason we decided to adopt this new policy is to emphasize to students and advisors to pay attention to what courses they are enrolling in,”Ruda said. “Over the last couple of years there has been an increase on the number students dropping classes. We want everyone to get into the right classes the first time and I think it will also teach students to be more responsible.” Jan. 25, 2013, is the last day to withdrawal from regular and 1st 8 week spring 2013 classes and get a full refund, while April 5, 2013, is the last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week courses. Thedates are listed in the student handbook and calendar.

Your View gives readers the opportunity to voice their opinions on issues concerning Garden City Community College. The opinions within do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of the Silhouette or Garden City Community College faculty, staff or administration. If you have an opinion to share, contact the Silhouette at 620-275-3228 or silhouette@gcccks.edu. Comments that are libelous or obscene in nature will not be printed.

Here at GC3 Media, we think it’s hard to understand the reasoning behind the extra ten-dollar fee in order to drop a class. It is hard to see a reasonable point in charging someone money in order to drop a class that they have already paid for and won’t get back. Where’s the rationality? Maybe we would have a better time understanding it all if the money was actually going somewhere for a purpose. Another point we brought up, is why would the fee be put into place now? It’s hard to understand why the drop fee would be put into place at this point in time. While most of us agree that the drop fee has no real purpose and should not have been put in place, some of us see the flip side. On the other hand, it is appropriate, because if you are going to wait that long in the semester to drop a class, the drop fee serves as a penalization for wasting not only the instructor’s time but your time as well. Just keep up your grades and you won’t have to pay an extra ten dollars. Overall, we would like to know where the money is going and what it will be used for.

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Presents from Christmas past When I was 8 years old, I remember asking for a bike for Christmas. It was at the top of my wish list and it was one of my favorite Christmas gifts. How times have changed. A quick check on any gifting web site is filled with electronic gadgets. These devices have been a huge hit with adults and kids since their introduction. According to a recent holiday survey by Nielsen Wire, kids age 6-12, kids would rather receive an iPad or a video game console than a bike or other toys. “Approximately half the children surveyed expressed interest in the full-sized iPad (up from 44 percent last year), and 36 percent in the new iPad Mini. The iPod Touch and iPhone are also covered devices among these young consumers (36 percent and 33 percent, respectively)”. So, are today’s kids that different than we were as kids? Several college students share their memories of cherished childhood presents. For Maria Mendoza, Garden City, Nintendo

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Gameboys were ‘the’ toy to receive when she was younger. “I remember asking for a Gameboy,” she said. “I asked for the Gameboy because one of my friends had one and I would always play with it. It was the best Christmas gift I ever got.” An Easy Bake Oven was the best Christmas present Nora Vazquez, Garden City, remembers receiving. “I think I was about 7 years old when I got an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas,” she said. “I remember waking up on Christmas real early in the morning and opening my gifts. I was the

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jlozoy1340@student.gcccks.edu happiest girl in the world when I found out I got an Easy Bake Oven.” Like me, Daniel Perez , Garden City, a bike was his ticket to happiness. “The best Christmas gift I ever got was a bike. I was 9 years old and happy. When I got the bike, I felt like I had a new freedom.”


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MEDIA continued from pg. 1 Pella Community High School in Iowa for 30 years.  NSPA is a nonprofit national organization headquartered and incorporated in Minnesota and open to middle school, junior high and high school student news media members.  The Associated Collegiate Press, for postsecondary-level student media, is a program of the NSPA. While Guy does not pay for her work as a member, she says the compensation comes in a different form. “Compensation for the time I spend on an endeavor such as this come in terms of connections for students, educators and the opportunity to exchange of knowledge,” Guy said. “Being able to pick up the phone and reach out to others across the country is invaluable and therefore I’m willing to serve and volunteer my time.” Guy has taught journalism and advised student media for 17 years at GCCC.  Staff members under her guidance publish a broadsheet campus newspaper every other Thursday throughout the academic year, as well as a full-color magazine three times annually.  Both publications also maintain a prominent online presence. The instructor has been active in college media advising networks on the state and national level.  She served for seven years on the board of directors of College Media Advisers, as well as serving as two terms as secretary and is serving a third term as vice president for Kansas Collegiate Media (formerly Kansas Associated Collegiate Press). She has worked previously as a graphic designer, sales marketing assistant and account executive for High

Plains Publishers. Guy earned a bachelor of arts in mass communications from St. Mary of the Plains College, where she served on the newspaper staff, and pursued a master of science in communication degree through Fort Hays State University. The KACP selected GCCC’s Silhouette for the 2012 All-Kansas Award, making it the top student newspaper in Kansas, with Breakaway taking second place among student-published magazines.  Staff members advised by Guy have helped organize various First Amendment and Constitution Day events and activities, and graduates serve in media positions across the nation. Keeping up to date with current media and journalism affairs is what Guy will be able to bring back to the community. “The other part in being an integral part of this national association is it helps me and therefore the students and the educators in this area that I represent to stay abreast of what is important in educating students in media and journalism,” Guy said. Each division of NSPA provides journalism education training programs, publishes journalism education materials, provides media critique and recognition programs for members and offers information on developments in journalism and student media. NSPA cooperates with other student media associations and non-student groups and businesses that share in educating and recognizing student journalists, as well as improving the quality of student media and fostering media careers.

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The National Scholastic Press Association/Associated Collegiate Press recently selected GCCC Media Instructor and Adviser Laura Guy to serve a two-year term on its advisory board. Guy has taught journalism and advised student media for 17 years at GCCC.  Staff members under her guidance publish a broadsheet campus newspaper every other Thursday throughout the academic year, as well as a full-color magazine three times annually.  Both publications also maintain an online site for content at eGC3media.com.

‘Public Enemy’ Chuck D featured speaker for Jan. 21 MLK day SILHOUETTE NEWS

Chuck D, leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group “Public Enemy”, and most recently known as a modern day activist, publisher, radio host, producer, and the author of two critically acclaimed books, will appear on campus Jan. 21 to commemorate Martin Luther King Day. 2013 will mark the 50 year anniversary of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. “Public Enemy” will be officially inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame April 18, 2013. The ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, Calif. The revolutionary group made up of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Terminator X and DJ Lord, Professor Griff and The S1W’s has been pushing the musical envelope for years, with their early classics produced by The Bomb Squad. Chuck D redefined rap music and hip hop culture with the release of Public Enemy’s

Carlton Douglas Ridenhour also know as “Chuck D” will be the featured speaker to commemorate GCCC’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Jan. 21. Chuck D is a member of the rap group ‘Public Enemy.’ He is best known for his politically and socially charged music popular during the 1980s, which still proves relevant by today’s COURTESY PHOTO measure.

debut album in 1987. “Yo Bum Rush The Show” delivered a powerful articulation of the realities facing black people in the late 20th century. Public Enemy has continued to stress the importance of history and self-determination in the forward movement of all who have been oppressed. Chuck D has been featured and/or interviewed in more than 50 documentaries on music, technology, politics, and race; he has appeared in numerous public service announcements for national peace and the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Chuck D continues to make music and write on technology, politics, rap and soul music, and race in the US. Funding for the MLK day celebration comes from the Brookover Lecture Series which, in turn, is funded by GCCC’s Endownment Association and Student Government Association. The event is free and open to the public.

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BOOKSTORE continued from pg. 1 up a suggestion box in the store for those who have any ideas while shopping. Dee Wigner, executive vice president of finance and operations, had this to say about the input from customers. “The response from students and staff has been very positive.” On top of everything else, the bookstore is now offering candy bars, chips and other food. Perfect for students who are stuck in the dorms over winter break. “I’m hoping to get some fountain drinks down here, as well as some other food that students in the dorms can buy.” Students are welcome to offer their suggestions as to what kinds of foods they would like to see for sale. “We’re really hoping that that aspect [the snacks and such] will bring more traffic into the store. The bookstore has also changed its hours. Instead of closing at 3pm of each day it will still open at 8am Monday – Fridays, but will close at 4:30pm.

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account must be paid in full. Of course, you can always pay by cash, check or credit card. But, there is another option available. Students can sign up to pay outstanding balances or pay for future classes through the Nelnet payment plan. The cost to participate in the payment plan is $25 per semester and there are a variety of payment schedules available. The payments can be set up for an automatic bank payment (ACH) or credit/debit card. Payments are processed on the 20th day of each month and will continue until the balance is paid in full. The amount for a minimum payment depends on whether the student is paying a past balance or a

current balance. The payment plan is available for prior balances and for new balances. There are several payment options available for students with balances from prior semesters. For more information or to enroll go to www.gcccks.edu. Click on “Current Students” tab. Go to Busterweb Student Access and login. Click on “Sign up for payment plan” If you have questions, please contact the Business Office As of January 10, 2013, students can enroll in NelNet for the spring semester.  For previous balances, students must pay 10% at the time of enrollment and then pay the balance in 3 equal payments. 

Free financial planning service available for students, alumni Non-profit organization engages students in full range of money matters Jesus Lozoya jlozoy1340@student.gcccks.edu Managing money is not everybody’s forte; however, financial aid counselors are encouraging students to take advantage of a free service to help them become more financially savvy. “This is just another piece to get information,” said Melinda Harrington, assistant director student financial aid. The service integrates social media by using tweets, status and blog posts to provide students with advice aimed

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They aren’t perfect but I’m not worried

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The Lady busters defeat #25, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 71-62, and move up in the NJCAA Poll rankings. Now ranked eleventh in the nation the Lady Busters have a challenge up ahead versus number two-ranked Hutchinson Community College, Jan. 7,2013. Before that match up, Garden City Community College (14-0) will face Newman University, on December 31st,

and its projected to be an exciting match up. Tamara Jones, Prosser, WA has been awarded the NJCAA player of week twice, and is among leading scorers in the nation. Jones is averaging 21.6 points per game, shooting 81% from the field and leads the team in rebounds averaging 8.6 a game. The Lady Buster’s coaches are pleased with the play from the team and hopes to continue with their success. While the Men’s Team is now (8-6), after a defeat Murray State College this

past weekend. The Busters on offense are led by the explosive trio, Frank Agholor, Tampa,Fla ,Chris Hall, Lake Worth, Fla and Rueben King, Brooklyn, N.Y. The Three of them are averaging at least 14 points a game. While Joe Ebono, Euless,Texas , leads the team in rebounding with 8 a game. The Busters next match-up will be against Butler Community College, Jan. 5,2013, followed by a match with Hutchinson Community College, Jan. 7,2013.

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The Broncbuster all pose after a tough fought game,after defeating Co-Lin 31-29.

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The Broncbusters went to the Mississippi bowl as underdogs, being unranked and having to face the number 7 ranked team in the nation in Copiah-Lincoln Community College. After a 16-hour bus trip the busters walked on the field and handed the number 7 ranked team a 31-29 last second defeat. “Anytime you have a player like Nick Marshall, you’re never out of a ball game.” Head Coach Jeff Tatum said. Nick

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Marshall, Pineville Ga, had standout game; Nick tallied 405 yards of total offense. He was 15-26 passing for 295 yards and rushed 16 times for 110 yards including a 63-yard run for a touchdown, but the signature play of the game was a 62-yard completion to wide receiver Rod Coleman, which set up the game winning 32-yard field goal by Tyler Peterson. “I practice so much, I wanted another chance after I missed one in the second quarter, and I just blocked everything out

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and concentrated on making the kick.” Said Tyler Peterson ,Stockton, KS. This season the buster football team tallied up one accomplishment after another, Buster Football Cracks Top 5 In Offensive Stats, Head Coach Jeff Tatum won KJCCC coach of the year, Quarterback Nick Marshall Won KJCCC Offensive player of the year, The team made it to the playoffs this year with a 6-3 regular season record, and won their 1st bowl game in 10 years.

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In his first season as head coach of the Buster men’s basketball team, Rand Chappell His team is currently 8-6 after starting the season 4-0. As we head into the winter break, with 16 games remaining, I, along with other Buster fans am still undecided as to just how good our men’s team is. This isn’t a time to press the panic button. Our team is just on the verge of entering conference play. The men have talent, however, they are young and lack experience playing as a team as well as under the Chappell’s coaching style. It takes time for players and coaches to gel. Just look at what Head Coach Jeff Tatum has done in his second year with the football team. Last year they finished with a 2-7 record to turn around this year and not only earn, but win a bowl game as well as be named KJCCC coach of the year. Nothing worthwhile can be built overnight. The men’s basketball program will have to find its key leadership and trust in its coach. They have challenges awaiting them within the Jayhawk West, facing conference rivals nationally No. 4-ranked Hutchinson Blue Dragons (14-0) and a No. 9-ranked Barton (12-0). Current standings have the Busters ranked 9th in the Western division of the KJCCC conference. I am a firm believer that given their talent with guard Chris Hall, Lake Worth, Fla, who is averaging 17.4 points a game. And Point guard Frank Agholor, Tampa, Fla, who is averaging 15.6 points a game and averages six assist a game. This team has the potential to make postseason tournament play. But there are 2 months of play between now and then and for a young team, they’d be best advised to take one day and game at a time.

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Quaterback Nick Marshall

KJCCC hcoach of the year Coach Tatum,with the Mississippi Bowl Trophy after the game

Nick Marchall, Wins MVP Honors for the mississippi Bowl, and is selected 2nd team all american

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HOPE Puppets part of the First Christian Church participated in the parade with a float that contain the children with their puppets and also hold lit boards with words such as hope, joy, Mary Christmas and others. The H.O.P.E. Puppet team competes in an annual competition, as well as performs for area churches, schools, and nursing homes.

The Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders participated during the annual Christmas parade that filled Main Street with lights and faces of the community. Beverly Glass, PhD., director of Main Street Vision, said that the streets were filled, there was at least 5 to 7 people deep into the street to see the floats. This year also had an increase in floats, 15 from 11 last year.

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Holiday spirit

Audra Aguiniga, GCCC art club member assist Big Brothers Big Sisters children to decorate arts and crafts for the holidays during their annual Christmas party Dec. 4 . Art Club has hosted the event with help from BBBSA of Finney & Kearney County for the past two years but the annual party become a tradition.

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More than 70 children from Big Brother and Big Sisters attended the annual Chirstmas party hosted at the Endowment room where the children had the opportunity to create arts and crafts with the help of the art club. The children also received presents from BBBS and a meal from McDonalds.

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