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Veterans honored at chili bowl festival JAMES MALONEY
he Second Annual Chili Bowl Festival was held last week on Thursday at the Saddleback College Veterans’ Memorial. The event was hosted by the Student Veterans Club and the VETS (Veterans Education and Transition Services). The festival was held to help raise money to support student
veteran scholarships. It began at 11:30 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m. Chili’s Bar & Grill
sponsored the event, providing food, drinks, and dessert. Visitors who payed the $30 entry free were treated to a chili meal as well as a 50/50 raffle. The crowd was also entertained by a rendition of Amazing Grace, performed by bagpiper Ralph Bates. The event was preceded by a memorial service, also put on by the Student Veterans Club. Families who have given homes to student veterans were honored at the memorial.
Marty Samuel, Art Department Chair Richie White, and President Burnett spoke at the event, representing Saddleback’s faculty. Three student veterans also spoke at the event. During the week students may have noticed a Wall of Heroes posted outside the VETS center, as well as a number of flags waving around the quad. Other notable activities that occurred throughout the week include a screening of
the documentary In Their Boots, and a panel that shared veterans’ experiences, as well as their transitions to civilian life. These memorials were organized by both the Student Veterans Club and the VETS program. The memorials symbolized all the people who have lost their lives in present conflicts in the Middle East.
Photo by Sean Lara/Lariat MEMORIAL: The Veterans’ Memorial in the quad serves as a reminder to those who have given their lives. The 2nd annual chili bowl fesitval held several events designed to recognize veterans.
ASG announces service learning awards ANDRE MAHMOUDIAN
ecently, Saddleback’s Associated Student G o v e r n m e n t announced the winners for the 2010-2011 Special Topic Grant for Service Learning. The awardees included Department Chair of Business Science Barbara Cox for her Dog Fair to benefit shelters, Assistant Dean of Counseling Services and Special Programs Terence Nelson for his work in VETS Peer to Peer Mentor Program, Costume Designer of Fine Arts Diane Lewis for her work in the Marionette Puppet Show, which was shown at Mission Hospital and the Mission Viejo library,
Professor Charles Myers for his mentorship program through film, Counselor Mike Long for his work in the Gaucho Athletes Mentor Exchange Program, Art Department Chair Richard White for his Fine Arts Bench Project, and Diane McGroarty of the Fashion Department for her work in the Urban Fusion event. Each year ASG chooses a different topic to fund. ASG’s Special Topic Grant process is designed to award new and innovative campus programming that benefits students. This year ASG chose to fund programs, events, and initiatives that had to do with service learning. Service learning is teaching strategies that incorporate community service with
Nestlé USA Diversity holds three day program The Nestle USA Leadership Symposium for Diverse Leaders of Tomorrow is hosting a threeday program. An intensive program for undergraduate students with demonstrated business leadership in an on or off campus diverse student organization and are interested in a career in business. The 3rd
annual Leadership Symposium will be held April 13 to 17, 2011, applications can be retrieved at nestleusa.com/ pubcareers/diversity.aspx. For more information contact Diveristy Student Council Ambassador Sara Ghanbariamai at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is December 15, 2010.
instruction and reflection to make a better learning experience, teach civic duty, and in the end, strengthen communities. The purpose of this topic was to create substantive and rich service opportunities on campus for Saddleback students. The objectives are for students to learn that they can make a difference, to leave their comfort zones, to achieve a better understanding of course content, to build confidence by completing projects successfully, to learn new skills, to solve problems, to experience diverse work experiences, and to have an increased feeling of group responsibility. One student who participated in a project with Habitat for
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AWARD: Counselor Mike Long received an award for his work in the Gaucho Athletes. Humanity said, “I felt this Another student said, project helped me appreciate “Working at the Someone how much I have and was Cares Soup Kitchen has really my way of giving back as given me a different perspective someone who is fortunate on my life and the lives of enough to live in a country those who are less fortunate.” that is blessed with so much.” email@example.com
Boeing LBC hosts evening of culture and networking The BLBLA (Boeing Long Beach Leadership Association) is hosting Challenges, Choices, & Opportunities, where they will be discussing issues relative to cultural diversity and inclusion in the business environment. An evening featuring networking, cultural displays and entertainment,
international cuisine, and a spirited panel discussion on issues relative to cultural diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The event is on Thursday November 11th, at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort hotel from 5-8:15 p.m. For tickets email BLBLA@Boeing.com. firstname.lastname@example.org
IVC center sharpens writing skills EVELYN CAICEDO
ccording to the California Education Code Title 5, the requirements for classes must be connected to the corequisite courses. The Writing Center at Irvine Valley College has corequisite courses that can only be taken at IVC. If an Irvine Valley College student is enrolled in English 280 (same as 300 or 200 at Saddleback) it becomes mandatory to enroll and to spend 24 hours at the Writing Center. It only becomes optional to register for the center when a student takes English 180. Although sister schools, students at Saddleback College with an equivalent course could not join the Writing Center in Irvine. The requirement is structured so that the center does not become a study hall, but for the students to be working on the curriculum and the course objectives. IVC believes that the best method to improve a student’s writing skills is to work with an English instructor versus a volunteer tutor. Linda Thomas, the center’s director, believes that in the student’s conference, the instructor enhances what is taught in the classroom so the students can have a better learning experience at the center. “We hope that it is a consistent experience, so that the students learn to write at the academic level and are then ready to transfer,” said Thomas. Aiding English instructors emphasize the practice of critical thinking, reading and writing skills during the conferences. And in order to keep organized, the students are regularly required to bring an assignment sheet, a signature form for the instructor to sign off, and to bring the assignment they will be working on. “It is a great program and students are benefiting from it,” Thomas said. “We have put a lot of energy and resources into making this program useful.” The center has been a part of IVC since the school essentially opened in 1979. The 300 building at IVC has already added other student academic support services such as the Reading Center and the Math Center. There is a plan to eventually dedicate the entire second floor of the building to tutorial services for a variety of subjects. email@example.com
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or thousands of years people have looked to the stars and wondered. They have pondered if there is life beyond this chaotic blue rock we call Earth, and home. There has never been any recorded evidence of an extra terrestrial being or beings, other than eyewitness reports and self reinforced beliefs. Still, many people are on the look out, keeping an eye to the sky in hopes of something extraordinary. Eventually humans will need to find another planet to live on whether we like it or not. The Earth has limited resources, every thing we send to space or another planet is like taking a piece of clay off of a balled up wad and hurling it far away. If we decide to expand our human empire out to the reaches of the solar system we would need materials not from our own land, but from others. How far would the human race go for mining rights over a planet? There is not one solid piece of evidence that there is any form of life outside of the orbit of Earth let alone our solar system or even the rest of the universe. Or perhaps is there? What we are used to when it comes to “evidence” is usually an eyewitness account or a sketch of what these aliens look like. The human brain is fantastic at fooling it’s own body. For example, when your brain stitches together what you see it’s actually removing a very
small section of motion blur. This small section of vision if added up is around 12 to 15 seconds of blindness everyday. Just one of the many brain functions that go unnoticed, like breathing for example, which you are now aware of. The brain can and infact does take memories subconsciously and implants them into your dreams and even daydreams. Every abductees’ eye witness reports can be traced back to what they have heard or seen in film, book or of their peers. Not one person has managed to snag an alien’s iPhone or pocketknife while aboard their ship. Not one has snapped a quick picture from their cell phone or anything of the sort. Not one shard of exploded craft from an alien source has been recovered. Absolutely nothing alien anywhere. A large part of the problem when it comes to what people believe is the human itself. All of us are capable of creating our own truth to justify our own means. Consciously and subconsciously we will make a pattern to make what we believe fact, especially when we don’t understand something. For example I had one of these moments not too long ago. Over the summer I was out with my friends one night, I wanted to take some pictures of the night sky so I went to set up my tripod. Out of no where, mid tripod setup, I saw three bright lights that looked like Jupiter in size and luminosity blast across the sky in beautiful harmony.
At the time I could not speak, I honestly thought that I saw UFO’s because I wanted to see them. I now know that what I saw was likely flares or even more likely just reflected light from a passing car through the glass screen I was looking through in my friend’s back yard. A curious molecular machine, the brain. We are looking for UFO’s and we find them, or lest we think we find them. Despite what the masses believe, there are scientists and astronomers; amateur and professional alike who devote much of their time on a real hunt for life outside our solar system. Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Institute. Their purpose is to explore, understand and explain the origin, nature and prevalence of life in the universe (as quoted from their website). By using signal-processing technology SETI hopes to discover distant radio waves from alien civilization. Imagine the day we find proof of distant life. Would America declare a national holiday? Would the World? A humbling experience it would be. The knowledge that we are infact not alone will be a joyous occasion for most I hope. Fearing other races would lead to many social problems we have long fought here. Perhaps the discovery of and venture to other worlds would bring more chaos than we need? Only time will tell. Why should we bother with the search for extraterrestrial intelligence let alone space?
A very good question. As Neil deGrasse Tyson has said, “We are all connected; To each other biologically. To the earth chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.” We really are a way for the cosmos to know it’s self; and we yearn to return to it one day. The elements are traceable to the stars, the very same elements and atoms that make up the stars, make you and me. In the highest exalted way “we are star stuff” and to me there is no greater spiritual feeling than the knowledge of that statement. If that is not important to someone, they should rethink their priorities in life. The search for extraterrestrial intelligence and space exploration is by far two of the most meaningful things we could do with our time. I can understand why most people wouldn’t feel the same about this. Most people just want to have a worry free life, conserve money or just waste time. Let me paint an image in your head. Just take a few moments after reading this to close your eyes and wonder. Imagine yourself on your star ship, twirling round in your parabolic orbit of a distant planet. Over the horizon you see the twilight of four hundred million suns, you wish to yourself that you had a poet on deck but what you do have is your favorite tool for relaxation what ever that may be. Someday I hope we find ourselves in space. Someday I hope to explore those distant worlds.
Harry Potter has made a tremendous mark in the film and pop culture world. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” was released to box office gold nine years ago this week. I can remember going to the midnight showing like it was just yesterday. It was rainy night and everyone was so ecstatic to see the film, having no idea what we were in store for. When we got out of the movie I was so enthralled with a magical world of wizards, I didn’t want to leave. Since it
was around the holiday season, I wanted everything involved with the film - toys, books, and everything in between. At that age, I would consider myself a little obsessed with Harry Potter, but I was more enticed with the magical world that JK Rowling had invented. I even remember searching for auditions for the future films because I wanted to be a part of it so badly. I thought if I couldn’t attend Hogwarts, I could at least pretend. For my generation, almost everyone has seen at least one
of the films and read the books. It’s mind boggling to think that when the first movie came out I was 12 years old, and now the final film is being released. So many things have changed through the years, and this franchise is still going strong. I wonder if another film can uphold to the Harry Potter series, but more importantly I wonder if a another film yet to be made will take an audience to a magical world, like HP did, and make them not want to ever leave.
break new ground in something different. Now at the turn of the 21st century, a new kind of clique has risen: The gamer. The gamer is somebody that has a mix of qualities from all the previously noted cliques mostly of the nerd qualities, a little bit of nutcase, and maybe a touch of loner. The qualities of the nerd are people that know what they are talking about most of the time and are smart enough to know what to do. The nutcase part of the gamer is likened to a sort of quirkiness that sets them apart from everybody else, as the gamer and nutcases know how to have fun in their own, individual ways. Unfortunately with this
quirkiness comes being alienated by many people. Fortunately this is not as bad as the gaming culture is on the rise and more people occupy this category every day. Nobody is ever truly alone in this world. With the innovation of computer technology, gaming has become a new way of enjoying life. It began with people who hung out at the arcades, pumping their wellearned money into the arcade cabinets. Now with home consoles like the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, and the Playstation 3, those gamers don’t even blow through their stockpiles of spare change to enjoy their favorite video games. Of course this is offset with the prices of
home consoles these days, not to mention the prices of games. Gamers come in all sizes, from the computer-savvy hacker, to the people who’ve managed to memorize all of the cheat codes and secrets to the latest Call of Duty game. Of course the majority of the gaming culture are those that just enjoy a good video game. To these gamers, video games and the like are something to relieve the stress of the day and put yourself in a world very different from your own. So the next time you haze a guy that looks like he’s a little different from the crowd and has a World of Warcraft T-shirt on, ask yourself, am I a gamer too? firstname.lastname@example.org
E xpecto patronum! harrypottersfinalfrontier DYLAN LUJANO
he time has come for the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series, which comes in two full-length parts. Midnight on Thursday, Part one will be released which begins as Harry, Ron, and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the Horcruxes-the keys to Voldemort’s immortality.
Development of the american gamer DAVID GUTMAN
ith every generation many different kinds of people you remember from high school hailed from various cliques of jocks, preppies, nerds, loners, and nutcases. Perhaps you know these types with different nicknames. This is the premise of the 1985 movie “The Breakfast Club.” This movie discusses the lives of five different people, belonging to the above cliques, and how they are similar to each other. In many schools around the country and the world there are people that can fall into either category, or possibly
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What do you know about the history of thanksgiving?
Ariana Caronna, 19, psychology
Daniel Treffry, 21, accounting
“Pilgrims and don’t really remember the rest”
“Slaughter of the indians”
Kevin Tang, 22, business
Alan Sanchez, 20, archetecture
“Pilgrims coming over on the Mayflower”
“Pilgrims felt sorry for slaughtering the indians and for taking their land.”
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Kathleen DeAngelis, over 40, undecided
“The indians and pilgrims came together and that’s why we give thanks. That’s why we should be thankful.”
“Pilgrims and indians thanking God they made it through the year”
Ian Mcmaster, 20, communications
Brooke Nelson, 17, communications
“Started between the pilgrims and the indians”
“Pilgrims came from England and I guess met some indians”
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Learning Assistance Program tutors students to college success SHAWN HEAVLIN-MARTINEZ
“I really think that the L.A.P. is great, and the kids that come here are the ones that end up succeeding.” - Jamal al-Sarr, L.A.P. Tutor
hen second year Saddleback College student Jordan Hargreaves, 19, psychology, needs help with his English papers, he knows where to go: the college’s Learning Assistance Program. “I’m here for help on my personal statement for college applications,” said Hargreaves. “The tutors here have helped me with most of my essays. I’m not that great with grammar and that sort of thing, so when I show it to them, they can say ‘you need to insert this here,’ or ‘you need to follow the prompt more closely.’” “I think the L.A.P. is the greatest place on campus,” said Patti Weekes, the program’s director. The Learning Assistance Program, currently located at unit 8 in the college’s lower campus, has been around since 1978. Weekes has been involved with the L.A.P since 1986. “We were a lot smaller back then. We were nowhere as large as we are now. Every semester, we have more than two thousand students and anywhere from one hundred to one hundred and fifty tutors. Every day, we have a rotating staff of science tutors available for twelve hours a day.” Tutors, often former students or even retired instructors, must complete a semester-long class in Peer Tutoring, which requires 60 hours of one-on-one tutoring with students. After that, the potential tutor needs a verification from their instructor in order to qualify. If they still want to tutor after the 60 hours, they can
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EXTRA TEACHING: Chelsea Crumpter, 20, communicative disorders, gets math tutoring from Emil Stempel in the L.A.P. office. apply to be a paid tutor. Most tutors, however, are unpaid. “We have a small budget,” said Weekes. “We have to make do with what we have, so about 70 percent of our staff is unpaid. The paid ones make $8.50 an hour.” Jean Diamond, an English tutor and former student, said that a tutor needs
to possess good interpersonal communication skills. “They need to be a people person,” said Diamond. “They need to have a real motivation to help people, and patience, because students that come in are at all different kinds of levels.” Jamal al-Sarr was a former student who returned to Saddleback to tutor his peers. “I was
originally a computer science major,” said al-Sarr. “But I just ended up hating it and switched to journalism. Now I’m a fulltime student at Cal State Fullerton and I also tutor here. I really think that the L.A.P. is great, and the kids that come here are the ones that end up succeeding.” Appointments at the LAP are necessary for all subjects ex-
cept math and science; anyone needing help with an English paper or sociology project will have to schedule an appointment with tutors. Any student can have up to two thirty-minute long appointments a week, and any students needing help with languages can also schedule one-hour long appointment. Students that require help with
math and science can drop in unannounced at any time (the building is open from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. on weekdays) and stay as long as they like. The program was not always located in Saddleback’s lower campus. Prior to last year, it was in a third story room in the library. When the library’s renovations are completed (projected to be sometime in 2011), it will return to a location immediately inside the library’s entrance. “That way, we can be right there when students walk through the door,” said Weekes. “People won’t need to walk up and down and all over the library to find us.” Students who use the L.A.P. seem to be just as pleased with it as the tutors. “Getting help here can mean a difference of a whole letter grade,” said Jordan Hargreaves. “It just started with my teachers giving extra credit for coming here, but now I just come here with whatever I’m working on. It’s great. More people should use this place.” email@example.com
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Speech and Debate prepare for fundraiser JULIE TRAN
rom black masculinity to diabetes, any topic is fair game for the Saddleback College Speech and Debate team. Led by Heidi Ochoa and Larry Radden, speech instructor and forensics coach, the team consists of 60 students enrolled in the program. Ten of the people in the program are senior competitors while the rest are novices. According to Ochoa, for students to reach the senior rank, they first start out new, as novices, and gain junior level once they entered a competition. After a year,if the student decides to continue, then the rank of seniority is given. As for the various topics given during a speech, Saddleback’s team studies topics current in today’s society. Depending on what topic the student decides to discuss, the speeches have to be either an informative speech or a persuasive speech. Most of the speeches are pre-
pared beforehand and rehearsed prior to a competition, but two of the speeches must be on demand, or impromptu. When a student prepares for an impromptu speech, a topic is given and then one minute and 30 seconds to two minutes is given for the students to prepare a speech. Six minutes is the maximum amount of time for students to present their impromptu speech. “Saddleback’s speech and debate team typically does the prepared speeches,” said Ochoa. “It’s easier for the students and it’s also our strongest area.” The campus is known to be one of the most intellectual during the speech, but the school rivals are also strong in their respective fields. Rival schools include Orange Coast College, Mt. San Antonio College, Pasadena City College, Moorepark College, and Cal State Long Beach. Speech competitions are held almost every weekend and while Saddleback used to go to the competitions frequently, the campus now attends them at
least once to twice a month due to lack of funding. “This was our first tournament of the semester and I’m amazed with the results. [I think we] made a huge statement across the spectrum, I am truly pleased,” said Radden. As for the competition locations, the fall semester holds competitions in California, but in the spring semester, the team competes out of state. Last year, it competed in New Orleans, Louisiana, but this year it will compete in Connecticut. On Tuesday Nov. 30, the speech and debate team will hold a fundraiser. The event will showcase the student performers and have prize drawings. Prizes consist of gift cards and other novelty items. The event will be held in the Student Services Center, room 212 and there will be a $7 dollar charge at the door. The students will start performing at 6:30 p.m. and will start to close down at 8 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org
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GUARD IT: Saddleback lines up at the 10-yard line to get ready for the final touch down of the game in Saturday’s game against Fullerton where the Gauchos won 41-39 leading them to the bowl game at home.
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last season and plan to have a repeat in their hardwork, dedication and wins. They have a tournament this weekend in Fullerton and hope to continue playing the way they did in their game against Canyons. “It was a good opening game” the team said after.
en’s basketball started off their 2010 season with a win against Canyons college Wednesday. The team was state champions
FINISHING THE PLAY: Matt Belardes scores a touch down in Saturday’s game against Fullerton.
he Southern California Conference bowl will be held at Saddleback Saturday thanks to the Gaucho’s dramatic win last Saturday against Fullerton, 42-39. The game will include Saddleback vs. Cerritos College. Kick off is at 6 p.m. The bowl will also contribute as a regional playoff semifinal game. The winner will move forward into the regional finals during Thanksgiving weekend. After their 28-7 win over Allan Hancock College on Saturday, Cerritos is 8-2 and ranked the no. 3 seed. Saddleback is ranked no. 2 and also has a record of 8-2. After the game played Saturday, Saddleback earned the right for the bowl game to be at home. The team started off slow letting Fullerton score a touchdown with nine minutes left in the first quarter. The Gauchos quickly kicked it into gear when they blocked Fullerton’s extra point. Four minutes later Saddleback gained a lead that would be kept for the majority of the game. A 60-yard pass from Sean Reilly to Rodney Woodland landed the Gauchos a touchdown and Michael Fri-
sina helped with the extra kick. In the second quarter Saddleback wide receiver Julian Williams caught a pass from Reilly to gain an eight-point lead. Fullerton defense could not stop Williams when he caught another pass from Reilly to score another touchdown less than two minutes later. Running back for Fullerton, Kelvin York scored a touchdown with a minute and thirty seconds left in the quarter. This brought the score to 2113 at the half for Saddleback. The third quarter opened up with a touchdown from Fullerton and quite a few penalties caused by both teams. The series of penalties ended in running back Donnell Dickerson scoring a touchdown with about five minutes left in the quarter. Leading by 10 points, the Gauchos thought they had the win but Fullerton tried to change that. Six minutes into the fourth quarter the Hornet’s Kelvin York had another touchdown giving the team hope. The Gaucho’s did not appreciate the closeness of the score and Matt Belardes scored a touchdown with a pass from quarterback Sean Reilly. Both sides of fans became
quiet when the score board had only five minutes left in the game and Fullerton scored another touchdown bringing the game back to a difference of only two points. Silence did not last for long when the Hornets side roared after they scored another touchdown three minutes later. This gave them their second lead of the game. Mike Di Domenico, Saddleback’s offencive tackle, said, “ We put points on when it mattered.” Fans realized this and that they started packing up too soon when an interference call moved the ball from the 10yard line to the 2-yard line with 45 seconds left in the game. Rodney Woodland made an unbelievable catch on Sean Reilly’s pass to score the final touchdown of the game with 34 seconds on the scoreboard. The Gauchos worked as a team to defeat the hornets at Cal State Fullerton’s field. Line backer Scott Graves said, “It was by far the biggest win of the season.” The team is looking forward to host the Bowl game this Saturday as expressed by many players after the game. email@example.com
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Evonna Ramirez placed 5th in the Golden West Invitational and 6th at the Cuesta Invitational. She also helped the Gauchos win fourth at the OEC Championship by placing 8th overall.
Tavaurus Abram has recieved 750 yards this season. He has helped the Gauchos get to their season record of 8-2.
Saddleback College/Jersey Joe’s Jerseys Athletes-ofthe-Month for October. Ramirez was also recognized as an honorable mention athlete by the CCCAA/CCCSIA.
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