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SADDLEBACK AND IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGES’ STUDENT NEWSPAPER
VOLUME 45, ISSUE 2
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
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Students for Prop 37, GMO labeling
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Mobile Editor Student Siri Adams showed her passion Wednesday for the passing of Proposition 37. The prop requires labeling on raw or processed food offered for sale to consumers, if the food is made from plants or animals with genetic material changed in specific ways. It also prohibits labeling or advertising such food as “natural”. Any food that comes from a genetically modified organism is a GMO. These foods have had specific changes introduced to their DNA by genetic engineering techniques. “This proposition is the future of foods, not necessarily for me but for the future generation,” said Adams. Adams went on to say that with the growing obesity problem in the area, people should become more conscious of what they are putting into their bodies. She is passionate about educating the masses on obesity and health problems. “These GMOs and processed foods literally kill human cells,” said Adams. The long term effects of GMOs are currently under research but some believed effects of such foods are increased cancer risk, antibiotic resistance, allergies, birth defects, and lowered nutrition among many others. Kerne Erickson, a local artist, also worked alongside with Adams to get the word out. “The problem is that GMO crops can’t be contained, it’s spreading to other crops,” said Erickson. Erickson went on to explain that labeling the foods is only half the battle because of the rate at which pollen can spread to other fields. GMO crops also build resistance, which leads to greater amounts of agents to be used. “They say GMO food is needed but there is no increase in output from GMO crops, it actually increases the need for pesticides,” said Erickson. For Erickson there is no benefit from genetically modified food, only negative consequences. He explains he eats organic foods, which are relatively safe in his eyes, he also grows his own fruits and vegetables. Also he consumes raw milk, which he explains has many benefits that processed milk does not offer. “I’m usually a quiet guy but I can’t sleep at night unless I make some noise (about this issue), its scary.” said Erickson. email@example.com
MORE INSIDE: Editorial calls for flex of student power, labeling of GMOs See Page 3
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Run Down: Riverside tight end Gus Penning (right) evades a tackle from Saddleback safety Doak Workman as he takes the ball down field after a pass recption. Penning finished the game with five catches for 40 yards in Riverside’s 51-13 win at Saddleback on Saturday.
Tigers maul Gauchos Michael Grennell
Sports Editor Luck was not with the Saddleback football team Saturday, as the Gauchos (1-2) lost to the Riverside Tigers (2-1) in a 51-13 blowout. The Gauchos got off to a
rough start in the first quarter, falling behind 13-0 after two field goals and a 41yard touchdown pass from Tigers freshman quarterback Tyler Shreve. With just over nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Gauchos scored their first points of the night on a 26-yard field goal
from sophomore kicker Ryan Steska. Riverside responded with three touchdowns before halftime, including a blocked punt returned for a touchdown just before the end of the half. Down 34-6 heading into the second half, the Gauchos were able to limit the Tigers to only 10 points in the third
quarter. Saddleback’s offense was unable to respond though, as they were unable to score during the quarter. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter, with less than seven minutes remaining, that the Gauchos scored their first touchdown
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Former “M*A*S*H” stars deliver career retrospectives at McKinney Theatre Michael Grennell
Sports Editor Forty years ago, the hit television show “M*A*S*H” aired its first season on CBS. On Friday, two of the show’s most memorable actors, Loretta Swit and Jamie Farr, spoke at McKinney Theatre as part of the Professional Guest Artist Series put on by the Fine Arts and Media Technology program at Saddleback College. “M*A*S*H” consisted of 251 episodes; over 11 seasons, airing from 1972 to 1983. The show took place in the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) unit, during the Korean War. After low ratings in its first season, the show was nearly canceled, but after changing time slots the next season, ratings improved greatly. From 1973 to 1983, “M*A*S*H” averaged over 18 million viewing households per year. The show’s two-and-a-half hour series finale, “Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen” was the most viewed television program ever in the United States, with almost 106 million viewers. On “M*A*S*H”, Swit played the character Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan, the head nurse at the 4077th MASH unit. Houlihan was portrayed as a sometimes hard-nosed character, but, as Swit said on Friday, “(Houlihan) was set on being the best damn nurse in Korea.” Farr’s character, Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger, was a corpsman assigned to the 4077th MASH unit, who attempted
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Jeff Denson soothes crowd at McKinney Page 2 Academic, ASG Senates discuss tech, arboretum Page 2
4077th REUNITES: Jamie
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Farr (left) and Loretta Swit speak on stage about their 11-season run on “M*A*S*H” and the rest of their careers at McKinney Theatre on Friday.
throughout the series to gain a psychiatric discharge from the Army by dressing in women’s clothing. Swit, Farr, Alan Alda, and William Christopher were the only four cast members to appear in all 11 seasons of “M*A*S*H”. On Friday night, as Swit walked on stage, she cautioned the audience that she would be talking a lot. Before she spoke, she played a montage of highlights from her career in film, television, and stage. Memorable moments included her appearing on “The Muppet Show”, a musical number she performed in the television adaptation of the play “It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane…It’s Superman” and scenes from “M*A*S*H” where her and Farr’s
characters interacted. “I thought it would be kind of cool for you to see I wasn’t born in the 4077th, and I didn’t die there either,” said Swit after the montage finished. Over the following hour, Swit talked about many different things along with her time on “M*A*S*H”. She spoke about her family, her work with animals and setting up no-kill animal shelters, her watercolor paintings, and her work on stage. She talked in great detail about her most recent play she performed in, “Eleanor: Her Secret Journey”, a play about the life of former first lady of the United
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Denson’s magic world Anibal Santos
Staff Writer Jeff Denson’s passion and energy lit up the McKinney Theatre on Monday night. He and his quartet brought their unique style of jazz to Saddleback College. The audience and the band shared the stage creating an intimate setting for the jazz performance. “We always do it for the smaller groups, it just depends on the show. It reminds them of that club feel,” Music Lab Technician of the McKinney Theatre Kevin Mowry said. Denson played songs from his latest jazz album entitled
“A lot of these pieces come from images and concepts I see.” - Musician Jeff Denson “Secret World.” Denson is the vocalist, composer, and plays double bass for the quartet. “A lot of these pieces come from images and concepts I see,” Denson said to the audience. “Dusk is the moment you have the most incredible colors.” The audience received Denson’s music well, but there were few who were indifferent. “A little laid back and not enough energy,” said Fredrico,
a member of the audience. Despite a few complaints, many audience members took the time to stay after the show and chat with the band. “Creativity is what keeps us going. The freedom to create what we love to do.” said drummer Gerald Cleaver about the motivation of being a musician. “A lot of the music is us improvising and Jeff’s music allows us to do that.” Cleaver said. Saddleback College was Jeff Denson’s last stop in his “Secret World” music tour before returning to New York for his next project.
Anibal Santos / Lariat Ralph Alessi plays over Jeff Denson’s bass rythm with tunes from his trumpet.
Arboretum concept presented to student government Steven Jung
Opinion Editor The committee had something new for the ASG Senate this last Thursday on Sept. 13 when Saddleback College Foundation Project Specialists Michelle Mareks came to talk about a new project she is trying to get the college to work on. Mareks introduced an idea of an arboretum for the school which would go around the entire campus. There would be two trails; one for walking, jogging and other types of cardio exercises, and another trail for bicycling. The trails are marked by a red line in the picture seen. Mareks wants to provide indigenous plants in order to make more shade along the trail. “If we can add shade; we can lower the temperature in the surrounding area,” Mareks said.
“This can lead to less power by using less air conditioning and saving the school money.” The project will be expensive. with the trail itself costing more than $900,000 spread in four stages. Planting trees and bushes will also be expensive and have three phases. The project is getting funding from outside sources such as Toshiba and its contribution of $30,000 for seeds of plants for the arboretum. Mareks said that the arboretum will produce unique opportunities for the college if the solar panels for Wi-Fi and lighting, which are already included in the budget are used to host outdoor classes. The college can have some buildings whose sole purpose will be to produce shade for the outdoor classes. The arboretum will go all around the campus and the trails
Illustration / Lariat The dotted line represents the proposed trail.
will also connect with some of the nearby public parks. After Mareks gave her presentation the senate opened for public comments to make a few
Actors tell tales during college visit M*A*S*H Continued from Page 1 States, Eleanor Roosevelt. “I’m very excited to get (Roosevelt’s) story out to young girls,” said Swit. “I think it is important for girls to have such a role model.” When talking about “M*A*S*H”, Swit spoke fondly of her time with the show. “’M*A*S*H’ was, for sure, the ultimate experience,” Swit said. She pointed out the fifth season episode, “The Nurses”, as being one of her most memorable episodes. In it, Houlihan finds herself being left out by the other nurses. “It was a heartbreaking
moment for Margaret,” Swit said. “It showed how lonely it was at the top. It was a beautiful episode.” After a brief question and answer segment with the audience, Swit introduced Farr to the stage. Farr got the crowd laughing right away, cracking jokes about his microphone not working, and his nose. “Is my nose in the way?” Farr asked after an audience member in the front row stood up and moved. Farr started by talking about his career before “M*A*S*H”, about working with famous
comedian and entertainer Richard “Red” Skelton, and about traveling to Army camps in Korea and performing with Skelton during the Korean War. He told the story of how when he first appeared on “M*A*S*H”, he had no idea before shooting that he would have to wear a dress for his character. His character only had a few lines, and was only supposed to be in that single episode, but, as Farr said, “I came on for that one day, and I stayed on for 11 years.” firstname.lastname@example.org
Acclaimed Iranian film screened Oscar-winning movie plays at monthly International film meeting. Katrina Andaya
Arts Editor The monthly International Film Festival hosted by foreign language instructor, Carmenamara Hernandez-Bravo presented the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Film, “A Separation,” in Room SSC-212, Thursday. “A Separation” is a dramatic film that follows a middle-class Iranian couple, Nader and Simin, after they decide to separate. With their struggles within fixing their relationship, taking care of their Alzheimer’s suffering grandfather, trying to keep
their daughter, Termeh, safe, and a conflict with another Iranian family, Nader and Simin’s future seems grim. “Its a very different style of story telling. It made use of silence,” IVC student Olivia Baim said. “I came in with an open mind,” Saddleback student Sydney Murai said. “Parts were boring because it was long, but the ending hooked me in. It was different. Out of the box. Not traditional.” The film not only won an Oscar, but received many other awards including a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Picture by the Grand Jury Prize, Best Actor and Best Actress by the Berlin International Film Festival, and many more. “It’s a universal film that doesn’t just deal with Iranian
issues. It has to do with loyalty,” said Spanish Instructor Carmenmara Hernandez-Bravo on why she chose to screen “A Separation.” “What makes ‘A Separation’ so compelling as a film is because it is the antithesis of the typical modern Hollywood blockbuster,” cinema/TV/radio instructor Charlie Myers said. “There are no special effects, no action sequence, no global stars, no big budget- just a compelling story simply told. Films like ‘A Separation’ made me a movie fan all over again,” Meyer who also screens the film in his class added. A discussion and reception followed the film where Hernandez-Bravo displayed various types of Persian food for the audience to enjoy. email@example.com
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announcements. The senate moved on to then discuss about how priority registration will change next year starting fall of 2013.
They said that in order to get priority registration, a student will need to meet with their counselor. They also noted that Sept. 20 will be club rush. The senate wants to take this time to help out the clubs to get them to know that if they need help, the senate is there whether it would be funding or a representative for some type of important meeting that affects the clubs. Once public comments were taken care of the senate spoke about assigning senators to particular committees. The parking committee, marketing committee, board policy and administrative regulation committee and outreach committees already have a member of the senate assigned to them. Others that needed a representative included the judiciary committee, budget committee, publicity committee
and diversity student council. The senate then moved the approval of the budget to next week and then moved on to what they believed was more important. The senate also wants to change the Associated Student Body stamp’s title - they have not yet decided but will ask student’s opinions. An idea they presented mentions possibility designating it as the Gaucho Stamp. The senate then had to wrap up the meeting with taking at a quick look at the survey they will be conducting. Some of the questions were where exactly are there Wi-Fi problems for students and if students felt obligated to speak with the solicitors that are in the quad sometimes.
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“How do you feel about the progress so far in the Young Democrats club since you started it last year?” Compiled by Don Congjuico
“I just joined but I like it so far. I like the level of activism. The club actually DOES things, gets out there. I liked the speaker today Tim Jemal. It’s a good club.” —Andrew Ursino
“I think it gives us an opportunity to actually make a difference to go out there and get to work. We all do what we’re trying to do and it lets us do that which is something I like about it. You can go out there and affect change within our community.” —Adrian Hernandez
Yes on Prop 37 Food education is freedom
“Seems like a pretty good club I just joined. Just a bunch of politically active people at the college level which is a rare thing. I hope that our club can help others become more active politically you know.” — Chugi Takawhashi-Britt
“I think today I feel like the content of this meeting is important for people to decide who is going to be the next president of the U.S.A.” — Jose Maiz
“I really like it. I feel like I can be more active and progressive in politics and because of that I feel like I can actually start making a difference in the community that I have. I really like this and that’s just my view.” — Austin Trautt
“I’m very encouraged. I think more and more people are becoming more aware of the club and new people are showing up every meeting. Having Tim Jemal reach out to us is a good indication that our awareness is good in general. So I think that we’re gonna have a good semester and build on the work we have done before.” — Kathryn Pena
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This last week a man by the name of Kerne Erickson was campaigning in the quad area of Saddleback. Erickson was trying to not only gain student support, but also trying to bring awareness about Proposition 37. GMO is an acronym for genetically modified organisms. Ever since the 1950s there has been genetic research done to alter our foods. What Proposition 37 strives for is the labeling of GMOs on foods so customers can be aware of altered foods they are purchasing. Erickson first heard about GMOs while listening to a Gary Null interview of Jeffery W. Smith, who wrote the book “Seeds of Deception.” Erickson was shocked at the information and decided to take action. GMO testing was done in the 1950s by big food companies. Monsanto, Kellogg, Coke, Pepsi, Kraft, and heinz are just a few of the major distributors of such GMOs. Due to the food companies being in charge of the testing, the results were clearly skewed in their favor. The results were manipulated to show that foods containing GMOs had no possible dangers or side effects. The food companies have even tried combining DNA strands with beings that are not plants; such as flounder fish with tomatoes. They have also been adding DNA from bacteria and viruses to vegetables like corn. Corn is not the only food GMO has appeared in. Cotton, soybeans, canola, Hawaiian papaya and some forms of squash have all seen their fair share of genetic modification. GMOs are planned to added to grass and salmon as well and even have been put in certain nutrients such as vitamin C. Erickson’s goal is to have California state laws reformed so that in order for companies to sell GMO products, the companies themselves must label their foods. In the past an investigation was conducted on the harms of GMOs, however because this investigation was conducted by the food companies and their liaisons in the FDA and USDA the testing was done at their leisure. This resulted in delaying the research, skewed test results, and manipulation of testing proce-
This win would show Monsanto and big business that they cannot take control of our food industry as a whole. California would set the precedent and other states would be able to follow, unafraid of getting sued. Why hasn’t this law been passed before? Why are big-time food companies able to sue state governments? One possibility is how Monsanto works with the FDA and USDA. The company takes it employees and places them at the head of Steven Jung / Lariat such government organizations so if a law Kerne Erickson spreading the word is brought up that would affect the food industry, it can simply be vetoed by the for Proposition 37 head of the association that used to work for the food companies. Big food companies are practically forcing us to eat their GMOs, by simply hiding them. It’s a don’t-ask, don’t-tell policy that keeps consumers placated and ignorant on the contents of their foo Farmers provided with GMO seeds are subjecting consumers to possible harmful chemicals, bacteria, or viruses that can lead to illness and cause diseases. One incident can be recalled in India, where many farmers were given Monsanto’s Ashley Reyes / Lariat GMO seeds, with the promise of enProposition 37 booth in student hanced crop growth and hardiness of their plants. Not all of the crops grew and as quad center dures. Not only do GMO products not live a result the farmers lost profits and were up to their expectation, they also inflict unable to sustain themselves. There have harm onto their consumers. According to been over 200,000 farmer-related suicides a study from the Institute for Responsible due to the GMO deception. Technology young children are influenced If farmers in other countries could not the most. They are susceptible to allergies, grow anything of value from GMOs, they problems with milk, nutritional problems, are not a guarantee, and they are harmful and antibiotic-resistance diseases. to the consumer; then doesn’t Erickson Fifty countries around the world re- make a good point on the necessity of laquire GMO labeling. Erickson explains beling GMO products? If Prop 37 does California is America’s last chance to pass on the ballot we face another chalenforce this law. Vermont tried a similar lenge: having big corporate food induslaw in recent years, but Monsanto claimed tries, like Monsanto, suing the state. We it would take the state to court. Vermont should not be intimidated in the face of realized it could not win in court against big business, we need to stand our ground. big business so the law was never passed. Especially since this is one of our last If Prop 37 passes, it is believed that food chance to raise this issue. companies will just give up because there are too many people in California to fight. Unlike Vermont, California won’t be so email@example.com easy, if only due to a large population.
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FACE-OFF: Saddleback’s defensive line and Riverside’s offensive line square off in the third quarter of the Tigers’ 51-13 win over the Gauchos at Saddleback on Saturday.
Riverside thoroughly stifles, tramples Saddleback in clash of division rivals
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on a 16 yard pass from freshman quarterback Jake Geringer. It proved to be too little, too late, though, as the Gauchos were unable to score again, losing to the Tigers by a score of 13-51. Penalties and mistakes cost Saddleback in the loss. The Gauchos were penalized eight times for a season high 95 yards against the Tigers. Saddleback also failed to convert on third downs, converting a season low six times in 22 chances. Gauchos head coach Mark McElroy said the main
reason for the low conversion rate, was due to the team’s play during first downs. “We were not performing well on first downs,” said McElroy. “We didn’t perform at the level we need to.” Gauchos quarterbacks were a combined 24-of61 passing for 217 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions. Sophomore quarterback Tim Belman went only 4-of-26 passing and threw both of the team’s interceptions. After the game, McElroy said that part of Bel-
Lasers take Knights in four sets, remain undefeated Fifth-ranked IVC women’s volleyball takes first, second, and fourth sets in fourth straight win
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE 9/26 vs. Fullerton, 3p.m.
9/28 Saddleback Invitational
•Women’s Volleyball 9/21-22 @ LA Pierce Tournament 9/26 vs. Grossmont, 5 p.m.
•Women’s Water Polo 9/21 vs. Fullerton @ JSerra HS, 9/19 vs. Cypress, 4 p.m. 3p.m. 9/21-22 @ Mt. SAC Invitational, 9/25 vs. Orange Coast @ JSerra all day HS, 6:15 p.m..
He continued on, saying that the team needed to make sure that they practiced hard in preparation for their upcoming game against Santa Ana College. The Gauchos have a bye this week, as they look to prepare for their first conference game of the season against the Santa Ana Dons (2-1). This will mark the thirtieth matchup between the two teams, dating back to 1981. The last time they played was in 2005, when Saddleback beat Santa Ana 45-24. firstname.lastname@example.org
•Men’s Water Polo
evan da silva Already off to a fast start, the Irvine Valley College women’s volleyball team continued their winning ways against San Diego City, finishing them in four sets by the scores of 25-11, 25-14, and 25-9. With the win, the Lasers become the fifth-ranked community college team in California. The Lasers had a chance to finish the Knights in three sets, but City capitalized on 15 unforced errors to take the third set by a score of 26-24. Despite the brief collapse, IVC rallied back and burned their opponents in the final and game-winning set. Allison Cook led IVC in offensive with 16 kills and was backed up by Beckie Moodies’ 14 digs on defense and a team-leading two aces. Alexis Radecki had four blocks and Danielle Boyette accounted for an impressive 40 assists. After the loss, City sees their record drop to a 2-1 mark, while Irvine Valley continues its pursuit of perfection after improving to 4-0. IVC’s next test will be at Rio Hondo on Sept. 19 at 3 p.m.
man’s poor performance was due to Belman being injured in the team’s win against College of the Canyons. McElroy said that Belman had only practiced once during the week, and that Belman was still feeling the effects of his injury. Walking off the field, freshman wide receiver Deveion Collins was disappointed with the loss, and said that the team didn’t do as well as they could have. “We made a lot of mistakes on offense, defense, and special teams,” said Collins.
IRVINE VALLEY COLLEGE •Men’s Soccer 9/25 @ Cypress, 3 p.m.
•Women’s Volleyball 9/19 @ Rio Hondo, 3 p.m.
•Women’s Soccer 9/21 vs. Cypress, 3 p.m. 9/25 @ Norco, 3 p.m.
SADDLEBACK COLLEGE •Men’s water polo:
12-4 victor y over Southwestern College on Fri. 15-9 victor y over Santa Monica College on Fri. 13-9 victor y over Miramar College on Sat. 17-7 triumph over El Camino College on Sat. joseph espiritu / Lariat
SPIKED: Irvine Valley College sophomore outside hitter Allison Cook (center) spikes the ball in IVC’s four set victory over San Diego City on Friday.
• Women’s water polo: 8-27 loss to Orange Coast College LARIATNEWS.COM/SPORTS
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