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The Bruin December, 2015 | Kellogg Community College |

Book review: Enclave Ann Aguir re’s novel, Enclave, is set in a dystopian New York. In a world that lacks gover nment, a group of youth mu st protect their societ y f rom zombie-like creat ures known a s “F reaks.” -pg. 7

E-Portfolio Meet and lear n about Psi Beta -pg.2

There are si x t ips to follow when creat ing an e-portfolio, the latest tool st udents are u sing to get their dream careers. -pg.4

Student clubs: starting your own CAVLA HART staff writer

There are currently over twenty student clubs at KCC representing a variety of interests, from politics to theatre. Most clubs on the list have been inactive at some point, with no students to lead them. Students are encouraged to join a student lead organization or to start their own if an existing one does not interest them. Drew Hutchinson, the manager of Student Life at KCC, stresses the importance of clubs to the college experience. “I honestly believe that half of your education at school is done outside of the classroom.” He mentioned that there are many benefits of participating in clubs, “Clubs create leadership opportunities for students they wouldn’t normally have.” They also provide a system of “networking” where students can find people with other majors, interests, and classes. He suggested that having students at KCC that are pumped to be there makes a great atmosphere, “[Clubs] change the dynamic of how people interact on campus, in a positive way.” In order to start a club at KCC, there are three actions that need to be taken. First, a student attempting to start a club needs to prove that there is student interest in the club. The student needs to meet with Hutchinson with a list of ten students that want to join the club. From there, Hutchinson will walk the group of students through the process. A club must also have a faculty advisor to supervise the club. This person doesn’t have to be a professor; he or she could be anyone that is a staff member of KCC, including office personnel. Lastly, the club must write a constitution that includes its mission and organization of leadership. Hutchinson provides a sample constitution that stu-

dents can follow. Though starting and running a club is not designed to be difficult, certain problems seem to have developed at KCC. Jonathan Williams, the faculty advisor for the Campus Republicans, mentioned that clubs are hard to have due to the transient nature of community colleges students. Matt Samra, the Crude Arts Club advisor, agreed: “Just when you find a student leader, they move on and graduate.” Almost every year a club has to worry about finding a whole new batch of members. Other issues with starting a club are the time commitment and the culture of KCC. Many students have jobs or families and aren’t interested in spending extra time on campus.

is that most staff members don’t know what being an advisor entails. “Club advisors do not need to be experts in the club topic to be the club advisor,” he says. An advisor’s main role is organizational duties such as booking meeting times for rooms, making request for advertisements, filling out paper work regarding fundraising, and making sure students are adhering to the college’s code of conduct. Hutchinson added that there are many cool things an advisor gets to do that he thinks people don’t know about. For example, if a club goes on a field trip, the advisor goes with them. Williams described his approach to advising a club as an umbrella structure, with the advisor just providing a foundation for students to expand from. “Advising is not the glue that holds the organization together. It is the interest of the students.” The Anime Club, which is the newest and currently the largest club at KCC, took a long time to find an advisor. Currently, a League of Legends Club is trying to form, but the students have not been able to find an advisor. Hutchison encourages staff to step forward and volunteer to advise this club, which has a ready pool of excited students. photos by “This is a great opportunity for The Gathering student group meeting at KCC them to work with highly mo Hutchinson states what he sees students struggle tivated students.” with the most when trying to start a club is finding a Contact Cavla Hart at faculty advisor. Many staff members aren’t interest- ed in supporting a club. He believes the main reason

Gaining an education in a land abroad DANIEL BIRMINGHAM staff writer

Some students have walked the same path as the world’s most renowned philosophers, such as Plato and Socrates. Others have studied on the same land Fidel Castro and Che Guevara fought for during the Cuban Revolution back in the 1950s.

Students have even traveled as far as the region in which biblical stories took place, including Israel and Jordan. In fact, these destinations are the most recent trips that were led by the social science department through Kellogg Community College for international studies. Chris Jakway, philosophy professor at KCC, has been a part of many KCC trips in the past. These chances to study abroad give students an opportunity to learn about other cultures and their history, as well as a better understanding of the global community. Jakway has greatly enjoyed all of the trips he has partaken on, but his personal favorite is whichever trip he has taken most recently. Jakway states the best thing a student brings out of studying abroad is that, “it just creates in-

terest for more travel.” Some students have barely left the state of Michigan and this gives them a rare opportunity to get a better look at the world. Students are asked to keep a journal and evaluate their experiences throughout their travels of the foreign country. Jakway says, “Most students can learn more in a week and a half long trip than an entire semester in a classroom.” The learning outcome for each trip depends on the location. Some places are led for historical education and some are focused on the history of politics. Others are to explore some of the places the greatest philosophical minds have once spread their teachings thousands of years ago. Each trip has a primary focus and is usually led by the professor that teaches in that field. -Continued on page 7


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The opportunities of service learning DAWSON HAMILL staff writer

Service learning has been around for seven years at KCC and has been through some changes in that time. All students are encouraged to participate in civic engagement while at KCC; however, KCC students graduating with an Associate in Arts, Science, General Studies, International Studies, Elementary Education or Criminal Justice are required to complete a service learning experience that includes at least fifteen hours of service, ultimately earning the service learning endorsement. In the past, the college offered Service Learning (SERV) courses to meet this requirement. Now, there are two primary ways to get your service learning endorsement. A student can participate in a class that has service learning integrated into the learning process or the student can take the Service Learning Classes, SERV 100 and SERV 200, or with special permission SERV 299. One of the benefits of taking service learning as part of an integrated class is that it can allow you to focus on exactly what you are learning and applying it in the workplace. Service learning is more than just volunteering with community partners; it can be closely related to internships, as it allows students to take what they are learning in their coursework and help assist the community through the nonprofits it assists. Dr. Brad Ward, in the business department at KCC, says “adapting service learning to a particular degree program (business for example) will not only allow the student to engage with the community, but also better understand a particular subject.” Ward offers service learning integrated into his classes. Service learning being integrated as part of another course can save money as well. The SERV classes all have the tuition cost associated with them, and materials for the class. The service learning in the integrated setting does not have an additional fee. With that being said, the SERV classes offer flexibility in scheduling and the core work in the class is more in depth in developing a personal understanding of the impact one is having on the community through

service and reflecting on how it applies to the work you are doing in college. SERV classes also offer an option when there is not a class in your major area that you need that offers the integrated choice. Choices can change by semester and the SERV option always assures that there is an option available to students that need to complete the requirement. Kathryn DeGraff, Manager of the Service Learning office, currently estimates that of the five hundred students that partake in service learning each semester, around one hundred of those students are using the SERV classes. Besides integrated service learning, other changes are happening in the Service Learning department. One of the more recent changes is the introduction of the use of In coordination with HandsOn Battle Creek, the service learning department has been holding seminars on getting the community to use this tool in connecting volunteers and organizations. It is also helpful for students to use to track their hours and to interact with others. It is encouraged that all KCC students get a free account at and look at the area volunteer operations. There is a way for everyone to get involved. A photography student may be able to help the BC Humane society who is looking for someone to help take photos of their adoptable pets; an adult working student may be able to help Generation E with their business skills as they are looking for Judges for their student business showcase. Sprout Urban Farms, who you may

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KCC Volunteers helping out

have seen on campus as student volunteers sell their vegetables, has opportunities with the community garden. Bruins Give Back is another function of service learning. Though many students know that this is a student-volunteering event, they do not know the exact details. Participating in Bruins Give Back requires just three hours on one given day, always 9AM to 12PM, and it is held three times each semester. Bruins Give Back pairs volunteers with one community non-profit partner for their special project or need. If you want to partake, it is also great for your resume or college transfer letter, and you can look at these upcoming dates in the spring 2016 semester: February 26, March 18, and April 22. The announcement of the location and tasks are posted to the service learning webpage two weeks before the event. Sign up can be on the web or in the Service Learning office, found in the Social Science Department on the first floor of the Severin Building.

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Psi Beta: National Honor Society in Psychology BRANDY DLUGOSS staff writer

The shiny satin purple flag hangs silently outside of Room 3 in the Emory W. Morris Learning Resource Center on KCC’s main campus. Adorned with a gold tassel and gold writing, its presence is eye-catching for the majority of students strolling by. For most of these students, it is the first time setting eyes on it, for this is the first semester in many that it has been on display. Looking past the flag and into Room 3, the people inside appear fully engaged in their conversation. This small group assembled in Room 3 is the latest batch of KCC students attempting to revive Psi Beta, the national honor society in psychology for community and junior colleges. Professor Donn Montgomery, who has served as the faculty advisor of Psi Beta since its inception at KCC on September 21, 2006, had previously placed the group on what he calls, “mothball status.” He further explained that it has been difficult to maintain the group because of the lack of student dedication in earlier years. According to Psi Beta’s national website, “Psi Beta’s mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at twoyear colleges through promotion and recognition of

excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.” This principle is the driving force behind Psi Beta’s upcoming and previous projects for the fall and spring semesters. The first project Psi Beta tackled was to reinstitute its speaker series on campus. The club invites prominent members of the community, primarily those working in the psychology field, to give a presentation on their areas of expertise. Western Michigan University psychology professor Dr. Richard Malott kicked off the series on October 15 with a presentation on applied behavior analysis and his work with its application to improving the lives of autistic children and their families. Dr. Malott calls his work with autistic children, “spiritually fulfilling,” and facilitates Western’s involvement with the Wood’s Edge school, a special education center-based school that provides service to all nine districts within Kalamazoo County. With over one hundred KCC students and faculty attending Dr. Malott’s presentation, the members of Psi Beta considered it a success. The next guest, Dr. Dennis Simpson, presented on November 19 in the Binda Performing Arts Center. Dr. Simpson also hails from Western Michigan University. His presentation centered on his work as the program director of the Specialty Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse at Western.

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The Psi Beta group hosting a “Speaking Forum”

Besides the speaker series, the Psi Beta group hosted a “Haunted House,” sensory experience on October 30 for the students at the Doris Klaussen Developmental Center. Doris Klaussen provides educational services for students with moderate to severe impairments. Cody Schuemann, co-president of Psi Beta, believes the Doris Klaussen students enjoyed the Haunted House. “You could tell that some of [the students] were really into it; they especially liked the lights in motion.” Psi Beta meets most Wednesdays in the Learning Resource Center at 2:30 pm, and information about the group and its projects can be viewed on the Psychology Bulletin Board across from the Social Sciences offices.

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Life after KCC: a look into the life of a recent graduate and transfer student LIZ WILLS staff writer

Graduation: it’s a goal many KCC students works long hours to accomplish. Graduation represents the fulfilling end to a chapter in a student’s educational career and another step closer to starting their careers. From this arises a question: what are Kellogg Community College graduates doing after graduation? And furthermore, how has the experience at

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After thriving at KCC, Eric earned his Associates of General Studies

Kellogg Community College aided these individuals in transitioning from two-year to four-year colleges? Eric McClure, a 2015 graduate, spent some time with the Bruin to explain how his experience at KCC helped him in his educational and political career. Eric graduated with an Associates of General Studies degree in May of 2015 and transferred to Western Michigan University in Fall 2015. “At Western Michigan University, I am pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in American public policy and a minor in journalism.” Eric McClure graduated from Athens High School with a class of 32 kids and says that going to such a small high school influenced his decision to attend Kellogg Community College. “The thought of swimming in a lake before jumping in to the ocean was really comforting when coming from a pond,” explains McClure. He further added, “I also heard really good things about the professors and courses offered at KCC from my cousin.” On his experience here, Eric says, “I entered KCC expecting a thirteenth and fourteenth year of high school, just focusing on my classes and getting on to a foiur year university. However, I found a place where I was able to do so much more.” The most important aspect of Eric’s experience at Kellogg Community College, was that his time on campus helped him to realize his passion of political science and journalism. “I learned the importance of community and giving back to the community through the service learning projects I was involved

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with. I was able to take a variety of classes that allowed me to find out what I was passionate about,” states McClure. When asked how KCC helped prepare him for his educational and political career, Eric said “It helped me by allowing me to explore a variety of courses, which in turn helped me realize what I was passionate about and what I wanted to do with my life. KCC also widened my horizons and helped open my eyes to the amazingly diverse and complex world that extends far beyond the hometown I was raised in.” Eric McClure has already jump-started his political career by serving on the Athens Area School Board of Education, which he was elected into during his senior year of high school. Eric shared that he was “elected in 2012 as a Trustee on the Board. Since then, I have served on the Board’s Policy Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, and as an alternate Legislative Relations Network representative and alternate Calhoun Area School Board Member Association representative.” His career on the school board has helped prepare him for his future political career in several ways. McClure says, “It helped me to develop and impede important skills for the political and journalistic fields: listening to others, communicating with others, honesty, and being open to new ideas and methods to solving problems.”

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Dig into a garden project Tips and tricks to creating KRYSTAL KING guest writer

Editor’s Note: The following was written by Krystal King. King a student currently enrolled in Kate Degraaf’s service-learning class. As part of her project, King has chosen to submit an article about her experience volunteering in the KCC garden. The KCC garden provides an unlimited amount of opportunities for students to gain service-learning hours. For this semester, Kate Degraaf, manager of the Service Learning department, worked with Lowe’s Home Improvement of Battle Creek to get some supplies. Degraaf loves working with students’ opinions and seeing how they can contribute to the development of the garden over the semester. Lowe’s was able to provide several different types of bulbs, so that KCC students Amanda King, Marylou Washburn and myself could plant them. Being able to help with the Kellogg Community College garden was an experience I will never forget! It is enjoyable to appreciate the weather and have the freedom to research different plant life, or vegetables to plant. “I never knew we had a garden here at KCC, and I definitely would let other students know,” states Marylou Wash-

burn regarding her time working in the garden. As a group, it was exciting to work together and combine all of our thoughts of what we wanted to plant in the garden. The fascinating part was that we had to do a great deal of research to see what grows during the winter season. A resource that was helpful for us was GiveGab, a website which allows students to keep track of their service learning hours. “Serving at Kellogg Community College was an opportunity to add to my college transcripts and resume. It was a different way to meet new students and help each other out with the knowledge we all had to put into one big project,” Amanda King said. Some of the responsibilities we accomplished were raking out all of the weeds, picking green peppers, and planting various bulbs, such as tulips or daffodils. Amanda King, Marylou Washburn, and I had the opportunity to work together throughout our fall 2015 Semester at the KCC garden to get it prepped for the spring. Contact your advisor or Kate Degraaf at 269-9653931 ext. 2211 or to get started on your semester Garden Projects!

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KCC’s Green House and Garden

an e-portfolio JESSICA HAMILL staff writer

For many students in today’s economy, entering the workplace can be a daunting prospect. Having a developed e-portfolio can help them feel more confident and possibly offer an advantage in the market. Portfolios are not uncommon in the fields of art, marketing, and education, where they have been in long standing use. In recent years, there has been a trend to the use of portfolios for professionals and students in almost all areas of study. The concept is the same: to showcase the work of the individual that highlights the accomplishments and skills that they have. Traditionally, human resource departments use cover letters, resumes, and references to select candidates. Many of these departments are moving to incorporate the use of e-portfolios to help in the hiring process because it highlights features of performance that candidates have that are relevant to the task required for the positions being filled. With many universities and colleges introducing e-portfolio concept to students early in their college career, community college transfer students can be starting early in building their portfolios. Others transfer to institutions or positions that do not ask for them and do not think to start getting information together until they are doing the job search. To avoid that last minute rush, it is a good idea for all students to start early. There are several websites that help guide students in building an e-portfolio. One of the benefits of the portfolio building is that it is very flexible for editing. The following are a few tips on building a portfolio of college work that will assist in career seeking:

1)don’t want to be dumping everyChoose relevant work. Students

thing that they have done into their portfolios. Think about what is most often posted in jobs for people in your field and find work that fits this area. Choose pieces that highlight specific learning that translates to the workplace. Many portfolio sites, like, allow for you to choose from the items you have collected and create multiple portfolios to curtail each for the specific job you are applying for.


Be creative in your selections. Thinking creatively offers you lots of opportunity to build a unique aspect and feature accomplishments simply in the portfolio. Emphasize on the relationship between what you learned in class and how it will be relevant to work.

3)It is never too early to think about

Include references from others.

making connections and gathering references from others. Instructors,

administrators, coworkers and other students are great points for reference that offer a unique aspect of how well equipped students are.

4)sume is a place to list the indiComplete the picture. The re-

vidual’s employment history, skills and education, but the portfolio is an opportunity to complete the picture with a more holistic visual aspect that uses authentic and genuine factors to highlight how a student will fit within a job or company.

5)link. Most hiring professionals

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prefer a web-based portfolio that they can connect to through a link to getting it on a disk or drive.

6)for interviewing. Even if a stuUse an e-portfolio to prepare

dent’s job application does not include the use of a portfolio, reviewing all work and accomplishments can build confidence when going into an interview. Mitchell Hamill, a KCC student who is familiar with building a portfolio from his homeschool/ high school days, states that building a portfolio “reminds you of all the things you have done in the classroom, volunteering, and at work that are relevant to the workplace. This builds your confidence and prepares you to answer interview questions on what makes you a good candidate for the position. The benefits from a portfolio are in the building also, not just in the presenting of it.” KCC graduate Kathryn Kennedy, believes that her portfolio was an asset. She said, “Employers more often nowadays are looking for in depth resumes that go into greater detail on skillsets. My e-portfolio made it easy for me to meet that need quickly and efficiently. Plus, it made me ready to share how I can take what I learned in the class and apply it to the real world.” The building of professional e-portfolios is a growing trend. They have become more mainstream and now colleges are even acknowledging them. It is never too early to begin, and KCC students will need to take initiative to build theirs from their earlier years’ work for when they transfer or prepare to enter the workplace from graduation.

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MITCHELL HAMILL staff writer

There is a lot of demand for students’ time and energy, especially as college classes continue to get more demanding. Students have to get more creative in finding ways to manage their time and the work required of them. College classes are more self-led then high school and the transition can be challenging for some. Searching the web for ways to make college work easier can lead you to a plethora of sites. However, students around campus were asked about some of the most helpful sites they’ve found. In the end, these fifteen sites made the cut for helping KCC students conquer the demand of time management and class expectations.

Quizlet - A free website prolearning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes Brainscape - Intelligent flashcard study tools that will track progress and let you pick up from where you left off and sync between devices PaperRater - Proofreads and checks for plagiarism, plus gives you a grading prediction and suggestions; checks grammar and lets you edit with suggestion in the page Evernote - Probably the most popular tool to take notes and organize ideas and information. The great thing about the tool is that it is multi-platform and keeps your notes in sync; the web clipper feature lets you quickly capture text and images from web pages and transfer them to your Evernote account.

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Diigo - Web annotation and re-

pages and bookmark them selectively; it can also help you add sticky notes to them, archive them and make them searchable, organize them through tags and lists and much more. Ted and TED Ed - & www. TED hosts thought-provoking talks given at events all over the world on the core topics of technology, entertainment and design – but in fact covering pretty much every aspect of human experience. The TED site is where you can find all the videos of these talks. Another good procrastination device, but you may also find some inspiration for your next essay. Rate My Professors - www.RateMyProfessors. com. Professor and class information shared by students for students; look for notes on teacher style, class book use, notes, attendance and more. Bib Me - Quick, free bibliography citation creator Cite This For Me - Will create a citation in less than a minute and there is a chrome extension that will create a citation of the webpage you’re on and automatically copy it to your clipboard Purdue OWL (Online Writing Lab) - www.owl. This site gives lots of writing information, from formatting to style. It’s a great reference check for any class that requires writing assignments. Koofers - - Test Exam and Class study aids, professor ratings and internship and job postings all in one place. Amazon Student Membership - http://www. Offers a six month, free trial (you can cancel at any time at no cost), free two day shipping for most items, e-mail alerts for exclusive student discounts and promotions, free Kindle book borrowing, and free access to a library of more than 41,000 stream-able movies and television programs (as well as over 1 million songs and hundreds of playlists). Amazon Student offers a fifty percent discount on Prime benefits and the opportunity to win scholarship money toward tuition and textbook costs. Also, if using when you’re writing a paper, you can search for keywords in the book and easily find quotes to support the argument you’re trying to make. Google Scholar - - Find scholarly sources & articles for research papers Info Please - A complete database of encyclopedias, atlases, thesauruses and other reference material College Humor - CollegeHumor creates original sketches, improvs, and parodies all directed to the college audience. Watch videos, look at hilarious pictures, or even participate in discussions or comments. CollegeHumor is a great place to just take a quick ten-minute study break to laugh. KCC English professor Ms. Elyse Jozlin recommends Purdue OWL for her students and puts it on her syllabus and Moodle page for quick reference. The above list comprises a variety of the popular choices given. Exploring these may possibly inspire your next assignment and take your classwork to the next level. Each site provides a unique aspect that can be valuable to a busy student working to achieve college success.



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Enclave: a battle against the freaks ADRIAN HAMILL guest writer

Enclave by Ann Aguirre When your best friend hands you a book and says, “Read,” you can only hope for the best. While my friend and I have similar reading interests, every now and then there are those books that we don’t see eye to eye on. So when I was presented with “Enclave,” I dove into it on the knowledge that I would be chastised forever if I didn’t give it a try. Deuce lives in a dystopian society called the Enclave in a plagued and fallen New York. The society relies on a very unstable system of youth who, when they come of age at fifteen, are given a name and choose the role as a builder, a breeder, or a hunter. Basically, what little government they have in the Enclave controls everyone’s lives, just like any good dystopian book. No wonder the world is unstable and twenty-five is considered an old age. At the beginning of the book, Deuce is named and chooses huntress as her

group so that she can defend the Enclave from Freaks. These beings are what first made me nervous about the book. I was never one much for zombies or zombie-like creatures unless it was in a television show. In the story, Freaks are basically zombies, but they’re the worst kind- they’re fast. Though I was hesitant at first, I liked the way Ann Aguirre worked the Freaks into the story. She added them just enough, to the point where they weren’t overbearing, but also enough so that they were relevant. However, Deuce is the main reason why I enjoyed this book. There is, of course, the brooding love interest, Fade, but Deuce speaks and stands for herself. She doesn’t rely on Fade as they try to protect the Enclave like many other heroines in other books might have. Ann Aguirre shows the progression of all her characters beautifully and how their journey throughout the book strengthens or weakens them. Contact Adrian Hamill at


Gaining an education in a land abroad -continued from pg. 1 These ten days of travel also count as a class in international studies and is usually worth three credit hours. You still have the opportunity to fulfill a full time semester once you return as you will only miss the first one or two classes. Since the trips are considered a course, they can also be covered by financial aid for a lot of students. Most students couldn’t afford to spend between twenty eight hundred and thirty two hundred dollars while going to school. With the help from financial aid, it gives students a much better opportunity to see the world and learn from a point of view they’ve never experienced. Some of the upcoming opportunities for students are learning experiences in Italy and Egypt. The trip to Italy will take place in the fall semester of 2016 and the trip to Egypt is scheduled to happen in the spring semester of 2017. This gives students that are interested plenty of time to find out more information and plan. If you would like to find out further information contact the social science department.

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Meet Joe Glover, KCC’s shooting guard A typical week for Joe is call during the day, then work study from four to six and practice at night from six to eight. When I asked him how the season was going to look, he told me that it was looking very promising because everyone is buying into what coach is trying to get them to do, and everyone is working hard and pushing each other to go above and beyond what they think they can do. I also asked him what he takes from this sport, and he said, “You have to work hard for what you want, and if you want it bad enough you will go get it.” The best advice Joe has ever received was from Coach Reed when he said, “Don’t look ahead take each day, day by day to get better.” Joe is one of the few returning players from last year where he was all-conference 3rd team. For this coming season, Joe hopes as a team they can go and win the conference tournament and on an individual level; he would like to go from 3rd team all-conference to 1st team all-conference.


Joe Glover, a KCC shooting guard, graduated from Allen Academy in Detroit. But he didn’t come straight from high school to KCC; in 2012, after he graduated, he tore his ACL and he went down to North Carolina to play at prep school. Then, in 2013-2014, he just went to school so when the next year rolled around he was finally good to go to play basketball again. He choose to come to KCC because the summer after he came back from North Carolina he started coming to summer practice at KCC where he connected with the now new head coach, Coach Ben Reed. Glover felt that Coach Reed had the best intentions in mind for playing ball and for in the classroom. After KCC, Joe wants to transfer to a four year school to continue his education and to play basketball. He would really like to go to go to the University of Michigan: that is his dream school. When it is all said and done, Joe would like to either go professional, whether it is here or overseas, and if that doesn’t work he would like to work as a sports analysis of some type.

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Joe Glover

2015 volleyball Raster BY MATTHEW HEADLEY recap MACKENZIE HUNTER LESON staff writer

After a not-so-hot season, the Lady Bruins finished with a record of 4-23 overall and 1-11 in the league. Although it was not as good as they would have like, next year looks to be very promising with half of the team on their way to a four college. The other half are back to work in the gym getting better every day and working for next year. The lady bruins had a year with many different emotions attached to each game…some great moments, some not so great, some funny, and some that just required a hand over the face to not shout out loud! There are many things to build on. When I caught up with coach VanWeinen he told me this: “Not as I would’ve had hoped to have ended, but I saw significant improvement from the middle of the year to the end of the year. I thought as a whole this year our record does not reflect how well we could play at any given moment. There were many games that with a side out here or kill there we would’ve came out the winner of the match. I am really looking for forward to building onto this year with next year’s recruits.” Grace Crawford was selected to the 2nd Team All-Conference for the Bruins.

KCC Volleyball Takes On Binder Park Zoo Boo

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Baylee Hayes with Miranda McDonald at the Zoo Boo


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2015 Volleyball team

Stat LeadersKills: Grace Crawford 266, Allyssa Boyd 136 Digs: Mackenzie Leson 220, Grace Crawford 210 Blocks: Alyyssa Boyd 45, Ashley Morris 39 Ace: Kenya House 29, Grace Crawford 27 Assists: Miranda Mcdonald 355, Kenya House 276 Contact Mackenzie Hunter Leson at

Through out the season, the KCC volleyball team has gone out and done something to help the community like working the high school district volleyball games to going to the Binder Park Zoo Boo. The ladies on the team went out in October to volphoto by macenzie hunter leson unteer their time, passing out candy, talking, running booths Mackenzie and fellow player Alyssa Boyd with a young Zoo Boo participant. for the KCC foundation, and playing games with the kids. The ladies braved the rain and wind and had fun doing it. Editor-in-Chief Graphic Editors Advisors Heidi Gartley Marra Boulanger Drew Hutchinson The players also got to dress up and go Timothy Stillson Penny Rose out and hang out with local kids from Thomas Webster nearby schools, and then they also got to hang out with some of the families Editorial Policy that came through. Over all it was good The KCC Bruin is a free student publication produced monthly by Kellogg Community College students during the fall and spring semesters. for the girls to get out there and help The KCC Bruin welcomes letters to the editor from members of the College and the community. Letters must be signed and submitted the local zoo, and it was just fun as with a current telephone number or email address. All letters become property of the Bruin and may be edited for clarity and length. opinion columns represent the opinion of the writer and do not necessarily represent the views of the Bruin staff or the College. well. Here’s a look at some of the pic- By-lined Letters may be submitted by mail to: KCC Bruin student newspaper, c/o Kellogg Community College, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek, tures taken of the girls at the zoo. Mich. 49017. Letters may also be submitted at all three KCC sites. At the Battle Creek site, letters may be dropped off in the English Department on the 4th floor of the C Building; the College Life Office in the Student Center; or the student newspaper office. At the Grahl Contact Mackenzie Hunter Leson at and Fehsenfeld Centers, letters may be submitted at the information desks. The Bruin office is located in room 202 of the OITC Building. The staff can be reached at (269) 965-3931, Ext. 2630 or e-mail the


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The Bruin December 2015  
The Bruin December 2015