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Ways

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To get invloved

at COCC

Join a club:

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hether your interest is sports, gardening or drumming, there is most likely a club for you. COCC also offers many special interest clubs such as massage therapy, nursing and early childhood education clubs.

Volunteer on student council:

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tudents can apply for paid intern positions to work with the council, or can volunteer to help facilitate campus events.

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Become a student ambassador:

tudent ambassadors are the friendly face of the campus that welcomes incoming students. Ambassadors give guided tours on student body as well as assist with on-campus activities.

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Become a tutor

Work at The Broadside:

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utors assist students in many different subjects such as math, writing, science and foreign languages. Tutors choose their level of availability, and work it around their student schedule.

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f you’re interested in journalism, photography, design or multimedia, this is the place to get paid job training.

Anna Quesenberry | The Broadside Stephen Badger | The Broadside (Contact: broadsidemail @cocc.edu)

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? Which professor has taught at COCC the longest? ? ? ? ? Weekly Trivia:

Look for the answer in next week’s paper!

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Answer to last week’s question: The No. 1 selling item at Sodexo, not including the entree that changes each week, is the salad bar bowl.


May 22, 2013 | The Broadside 11

Jarred Graham The Broadside

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ndie rock royalty, MGMT, performed a lively set at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom on May 16. The elegant venue was packed with energetic fans, bouncing and moving to MGMT’s eccentric setlist. Crystal Ballroom was a fitting venue for MGMT’s unique style. The venue is decked out with huge murals and pristine chandeliers-reminiscent of the setting for MGMT’s “Flash Delirium” video. Incidentally, “Flash Delirium” was the first song the band played. Kuroma, a pop rock band from Memphis, opened for MGMT, but did little to inspire much excitement among the crowd. Kuroma’s lead

PLAYS PORTLAND singer, Hank Sullivant, sounded like he had swallowed a balloon full of helium backstage. As far as the instrumental work, most of Kuroma’s guitar riffs had one foot in lead and one foot in rhythm, which created an interesting dynamic. Also, many of MGMT band members had to fill in for Kuroma, taking on responsibilities of bass, drums, and keyboards. This conveyed the impression that

MGMT performed at Crystal Ballroom in Portland, Oregon on May 16.

Photos by Jarred Graham | The Broadside

MGMT performs ‘Electric Feel” at Crystal Ballroom. Kuroma is struggling to nail down steady band members. Kuroma had some catchy hooks, but failed to amp up the crowd’s excitement. After Kuroma wrapped up their set, “Lady Dada’s Nightmare” from the MGMT’s third album came on over the loudspeakers. A cryptic preamble then scrolled up the screen behind the band equipment, a la the opening scene of Star Wars. The members of MGMT then took the stage and launched into “Flash Delirium,” much to the elation of the crowd. The second was a new song from MGMT, suggesting a new album is around the corner.

Along with fan favorites like “Electric Feel,” “Time to Pretend” and “The Youth,” MGMT played some lesser-known tracks like “I Found a Whistle,” and “Siberian Breaks.” I was surprised to hear the band perform the spacey, sprawling “Siberian Breaks,” a 12-minute musical journey filled with several ambient breakdowns. Before MGMT’s encore, the crowd chanted, “Kids, Kids, Kids,” begging the band to play the song that put them on the map. Andrew VanWyngarden, singer of MGMT, responded, “It’s MGMT, not Kids.” The band never played “Kids,”

suggesting the band has grown tired of the song. MGMT’s performance did not disappoint, however. It would have been nice to see them play “Kids,” but its omission did not detract from the band’s stellar setlist. Great energy, tight performances (especially since many of the band members had just finished performing with the opening band) and a varied setlist made MGMT’s night in Portland a night to remember. (Contact: jlgraham@cocc.edu)

A classic story comes to life for m o d e r n a u d i e n c e s Cedar Goslin The Broadside

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he Great Gatsby is the most enchanting movie to hit the theatres so far this

year. Baz Luhrmann’s newest movie is based off the classic novel of the same name, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. For those of you who were absent for the ADVERTISEMENT

week in high school English that was dedicated to reading the book, the story follows the tale of mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Observed through the eyes of Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), Gatsby employs all of his charm, wit and money in his efforts to win back the heart of his long lost--and now married--love, Daisy (Carey Mulligan).

There were a lot of ways that this new rendition of an American classic could have gone long, and Luhrmann managed to dodge every one of them. The plot of the movie is faithful to the book, but he still manages to make the film his own with daring modern twists and artistic effects. The film has many dreamlike qualities. For example, while Nick is narrating through his

manuscript, the words he is writing sometimes tumble across the screen, overlapping the scene they’re describing. At other points Nick’s character appears at two places at once, both observing a scene and taking part of it. These kind of artistic moves on Luhrmann’s part are not only entertaining, but they capture the soul of Fitzgerald’s book about the American dream. While the film itself is mostly historically accurate, it is paired with a modern soundtrack. Setting the dapper and charismatic Jay Gatsby’s elaborate parties to a modern track including rap music was an unexpected and risky move, but it paid off. Rather than distract from the movie, the soundtrack helps relate the plights and emotions of characters from

an era gone by to a modern audience. Fans of the book will adore this fantastic tribute to Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, and others will be enthralled by the story Luhrmann brings to life like never before. This is a must-see movie worthy of its incredible counterpart. (Contact: cgoslin@cocc.edu)

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