Page 1

Mountaineer A First Amendment Newspaper of the Mt. San Antonio College Journalism Program

Wednesday,)April)10,)2013

Walnut,)CA

Volume)79)Issue)6

Mt. SAC seeks to create Foothill transportation plan Brittany)Murrietta Opinion1Edition

Arianna)Cabaera,)18,)nutrition)major)buys)food)from)one)of)the)Sodexo)shops)on)campus)on)April)3. Clarence1Williams/Mountaineer

Sodexo clashes with clubs over food sales Adolfo)Tigerino Editor-In-Chief

dexo)had)concerns)about) food)handling.) These)concerns)led) Clubs&claim&they&need&a& developed)the)college’s) vehicle&to&raise&money,& business)arrangement)with) but&vendor&asks&college& Sodexo.) to&clamp&down&on&outside& Under)the)Food)Sales) food&services Regulations)provided)by)

tees)except)for)a)percentage)return)to)the)college.” The)percentage)return) is)what)has)stirred)this) circular)motion)between) Student)Life)and)Sodexo. Students)from)a)variety) of)clubs)came)to)the)board) of)trustees)meeting)to)voice) Sodexo)and)Student) against)Sodexo.) Life)are)in)an)ongoing)clash) food)permitted)to)be)sold) Representatives)from) against)one)another)trying) on)campus)which)said)that) the)Democratic)Club,) the)only)permissible)sellCaduceus)Club,)and)other) for)club)food)sales.)Earlier) able)food)are)prepackaged) clubs)were)present.) in)the)semester)student)life) or)catered)foods.) They)all)said)that)the) sent)notices)to)clubs)about) Any)homemade)goods) clubs’)fundraising)has)been) the)upcoming)changes)to) will)be)considered)a)violajeopardized. sales. tion)of)California)Retail) Daniel)Al-Gattas,) Sodexo)is)the)proFood)Code:)Article)3,)Secstudent)center)specialist) vider)of)food)services)at) tion)114021)and)if)any)club) and)Associated)Students) Mt.)SAC.)Sodexo)was) is)caught)selling)homemade) (AS))adviser,)said)“Clubs) concerned)when)there)were) foods)the)food)sale)will)be) generally)fundraise)through) a)number)of)food)sales) shut)down. four)different)means,)bake) occurring)near)their)shops.) Originally)the)comprosales,)club)dues,)club)gear) Clubs)were)asked)by)the) mise)included)a)clause) and)Television)tapings.” - which)said)that)clubs)were) A)good)portion)of)the) ger)sell)in)close)proximity) only)allowed)to)fundraise) clubs)have)no)club)dues,) The)clubs)were)moved) on)three)days:)Mondays,) such)as)Environmental)Acto)three)different)location) Tuesdays)and)Wednesdays,) tion)Group)for)Livable)Earth) for)food)sales.)They)were) but)Yagmagata-Noji)said) (E.A.G.L.E.))and)Meals)for) moved)to)the)9C)Kitchen,) during)the)last)Board)of) Mankind,)which)leaves) the)building)60)quad)and) Trustees)meeting)on)March) them)with)only)a)couple) the)building)26)quad.) 27)that)the)clause)has) methods)to)fundraise) Sodexo)has)not)) been)rescinded)to)help)the) money)for)their)clubs)and) responded)to)the)Mounstudents. events. taineer’s)request)for)comYagmagata-Noji)said,) Most)of)the)clubs)and) ment. “Sodexo)is)a)business)and) AS)wanted)to)lift)the)new) Vice)President)of) as)such,)is)expected)to) implemented)regulations,) student)services)Audrey) because)it)restricts)them)on) Yagmagata-Noji)said)Sohow)many)times)they)can)

Two instructors set to revamp history courses & Pg. 5

Upcoming priority registration changes Pg. 2

fundraise.) About)50)clubs)are) competing)against)each) serve)basis)under)the)) current)regulations. Vice)president)of)the) Democratic)Club)David)) Castaneda,)20,)said)they) were)doing)a)service)by) serving)homemade)goods) to)those)that)are)interested) in)health)and)he)would) rather)eat)a)homemade) meal)over)a)bag)of)chips. The)kitchen)in)9C)is) now)used)only)to)warm)up) meals)and)not)to)cook)in) mass)quantities)to)sell)for) club)fundraising.) “We)are)now)following) the)rules,”)said)Al-Gattas.) “We)just)don’t)have)a)) commercial)kitchen)to) sell)food)and)people)need) to)have)a)food)handler’s) license)to)cook.) someone)is)cooking)[for) fundraising)or)sell])without) a)license,)he)said.” Although)the)current) regulations)are)in)place,) Yagmagata-Noji)said)they) are)still)under)discussion,) because)the)college)is) looking)out)for)the)best)interest)of)the)student)body.

For additional news coverage visit www.Mountiewire.com

The)local)bus)line,)Foothill)Transit)and) Mt.)SAC)are)in)the)process)of)forming)a) pilot)agreement)on)student)TAP)cards)for) the)Mountie)Transportation)Program. During)the)trial,)the)cards)will)provide)free)bus)fares)for)students)for)three) semesters.)Students)will)be)able)to)attain) the)cards)at)the)Student)Life)Center. According)to)the)proposal,)student)ID) cards)will)obtain)a)proximity)sticker)with)a) During)this)time,)the)cards)will)track) the)ridership)of)the)student)and)the)accumulated)information)will)be)submitted) back)to)the)transit)company. The)program)will)only)be)available)to) enrolled)students)and)will)not)be)valid) during)intersessions.) Students)who)drop)their)courses)will) have)their)cards)deactivated.

Five instructors get their tenure

Kelly)Sherwood

Photo1courtesy1of1Mt.1SAC

Randy)Vazquez Sports1Editor After)a)long)and)tedious)process) tenure)last)month)at)the)monthly)board) of)trustees)meeting.)This)makes)these) staff)members)part)of)the)full-time)staff.)) Among)the)recipients)are)history)instructor)Damany)Fisher,)earth)science)and) astronomy)instructor)Michael)Hood,)and) counselor)Sam)Nassar. Also)tenured)are)geography)and)political)science)instructor)Curtis)Simon)and) Kelly)Sherwood)from)medical)services. The)process)of)receiving)tenure)takes) a)total)of)four)years)and)begins)as)soon) as)the)individual)is)hired.)The)process) consists)of)yearly)peer)and)student)evaluation,)portfolio)of)the)individuals)work) and)visits)from)members)of)the)evaluation) committee. After)four)years)of)evaluation)the) instructor)or)staff)member)is)eligible)for) tenure.)An)evaluation)committee)comes) together)annually)to)determine)whether)to) offer)tenure.)Once)selected,)the)candidates)are)proposed)to)the)dean.)Once)the) dean)approves)tenure)can)be)offered.


NEWS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

2

Priority registration changes due by fall semester, 2014 Adolfo)Tigerino Editor-in-Chief New)students)must)complete)a) college)orientation,)placement)assessment)and)develop)an)educational)plan) to)receive)priority)according)to)new)state) regulations)that)take)place)in)fall)2014. The)California)Community)Colleges) Board)of)Governors)approved)regulations) on)Sept.)2012)to)change)priority)registration.)Its)goal)is)to)ensure)classes)are)available)for)students)who)have)an)educational) plan)and)rewarded)accordingly. The)changes)are)due)to)budget)cuts) in)the)school)system.)Since)the)2008) to)2009)academic)year)nearly)500,000) students)have)been)turned)away)from) community)colleges)with)courses)being) cut)by)24)percent. The)number)of)students)wanting)to) enroll)is)too)immense)to)be)supported) by)the)current)funds)available.)With)this) dilemma)the)California)Community)Colup)with)a)plan)to)reward)students)who)are) seeking)a)degree,)job)training)or)transfer) to)a)four)year)university. “We’ve)been)doing)a)real)disservice)to) students)by)not)giving)guidance)and)support)to)plan)their)education)pathway,”)said) Linda)Michalowski,)vice)chancellor)for) student)services)and)special)programs. Current)and)returning)students)must) be)in)good)academic)standing)which) means)no)academic)probation,)GPA)lower) than)2.0,)or)progress)probation,)withdrawing)from)50)percent)of)classes,)for)two) consecutive)terms. Students)who)have)enrolled)in)over)

100)units,)not)including)basic)skills)math) and)English)or)English)as)a)second) language)courses,)by)fall)2014)will)lose) priority.)However,)Mt.)SAC)and)every) California)community)college)must)adopt) an)appeals)policy)for)those)who)will) lose)priority.)The)college)will)still)be)able) to)give)classes)to)those)students)who) exceed)the)unit)amount,)they)just)will)not) have)priority. “We’re)not)saying)they)cannot)be) served)by)the)college,”)Michalowski)said.) “Priority)must)go)to)students)who)are) coming)in)for)a)purpose,)and)looking)to) achieve)that)purpose.” California)legislation)allows)active) duty)military)and)veterans,)and)current) Following)them)are)extended)opportunity) programs)and)services)and)disabled)students)programs)and)services.)After)these) two)priorities)it)is)left)to)Mt.)SAC)to)decide) where)priority)lies)in)next. The)dean)of)admissions)George)R.) Bradshaw)said)it)is)currently)being)discussed)on)which)group)of)students)will) get)it)next,)but)traditionally)students)who) have)to)compete)in)events)because)they) have)a)stricter)schedule)will)have)a)higher) priority)like)forensics,)associated)students) and)athletes.) Mt.)SAC)will)not)change)drastically) from)these)CCCCO)changes.) “Mt.)SAC)has)been)ahead)of)the) game)compared)to)other)community)colleges,”)Bradshaw)said.)“Our)maximum) amount)of)units)is)at)150)and)we)make) incoming)freshmen)take)assessments)and) orientation)before)registering)for)classes.” The)major)difference)the)campus)will)

Former coach sues college Adolfo)Tigerino Editor-in-Chief1 1 Former1men’s1basketball1coach1Allen1Caveness1 sues1for1alleged1prevention1of1future1employment. Former)men’s)basketball)coach)Allen) lawsuit)against)Mt.)SAC,)claiming)that) college)employees)conspired)to)make)it) Caveness)resigned)Nov.)30,)2011) after)softball)coach)Rubilena)Rojas) reported)that)he)was)allegedly)involved) sexually)with)at)least)one)or)more)athmarried,)but)are)now)divorced. Caveness)was)unavailable)for)comment,)according)to)one)of)his)attorneys,) but)in)the)suit)Caveness)claims)Mt.)SAC) by)potential)employers,)would)only)say) he)resigned)for)personal)reasons. Also)named)in)the)suit)is)former) Mt.)SAC)softball)coach)Kelly)Ford,)now) Cal)State)Fullerton)coach)and)current) women’s)soccer)coach)Melinda)Bowen.) Caveness)alleges)they)were)also)among) Mt.)SAC)employees)who)contacted) future)employers)about)his)alleged)sexual) misconduct)and)cost)him)a)shot)at)getting)a)job. Caveness)had)been)offered)job)positions)in)2012)at)Grays)Harbor)College)in) and)East)Los)Angeles)College,)to)name) a)few. He)alleges)that)Bowen,)Rojas,)and) via)e-mail)and)telephone.

2

Caveness)said)in)his)lawsuit)that)he) was)offered)a)contract)at)Grays)Harbor) College,)but)to)his)surprise)it)was)pulled) after)the)college)was)contacted)about)his) alleged)sexual)misbehavior. A)story)appeared)in)the)Daily)World) newspaper)in)Aberdeen)announcing)the) hiring)of)Caveness,)but)according)to)writer)Rick)Anderson)the)offer)was)rescinded) he)was)told)by)athletic)director)Tyler)Gaston)that)Caveness)had)personal)issues) that)made)him)unsuitable)for)the)job. Caveness)also)alleges)that)superiors) at)his)current)job)as)an)assistant)men’s) basketball)coach)at)Cal)State)Dominquez) were)contacted. suitable)position)is)being)hindered.)The) suit)says)he)is)currently)making)a)fraction) of)what)he)made)at)Mt.)SAC. Caveness)was)a)full)time)kinesiology)instructor)and)the)men’s)basketball) coach.)He)won)coach)of)the)year)awards) in)2010)and)2011)and)posted)a)50-10) record. The)Mt.)SAC)athletic)department)was) not)aware)of)the)suit. Division)information)director)of) athletics)Brian)Yokoyama)said)he)had)not) heard)about)the)suit,)and)would)not)comment)further. “This)is)an)employee)issue,”)he)said.)“We) do)not)work)with)that.” The)Mt.)SAC)human)resources)department)was)not)able)to)comment. One)of)Caveness’)attorneys,)Morse)Taylor) said,)“This)is)all)very)new)and)I)am)not)in) the)position)to)reveal)any)further)) information.”

see)is)that)incoming)students)will)have)to) plan)their)educational)goals. “Encouraging)students)to)talk)to)a) counselor)and)start)formulating)a)plan) for)educational)success)is)great,”)said) Sabrina)Tate,)28,)English)major.)“However,) having)an)incentive)of)this)kind)will)cause) that)the)current)staff)would)not)be)able)to) cope)with.” Although)educational)planning)is)a) new)requirement,)Mt.)SAC)has)already) started)to)implement)it)by)providing)the) program)MAP.))Students)are)able)to)go) their)student)portals,)click)on)the)student) tab)and)go)down)to)number)43,)MAP,) once)the)student)clicks)on)it,)they)will)be) able)to)view)what)they)need)to)do)to)get)a) degree)or)transfer)to)a)four)year)university. This)program)should)also)alleviate) some)of)the)counseling)stress)about)what) is)needed)for)general)transferring)questions

Mt.)SAC)will)be)informing)all)students) of)the)upcoming)changes)through)e-mails) and)my)portal)announcements)in)late) Spring)2013.)This)will)give)students)the) opportunity)to)prepare)in)advance)for)the) upcoming)changes)in)2014,)especially)if) they)are)reaching)close)to)the)maximum) unit)capacity)or)currently)in)academic) probation. There)is)also)discussion)that)incoming) freshmen)will)probably)have)a)lower)limit) of)units,)so)they)do)not)reach)the)100)unit) cap)quickly)if)they)are)uncertain)of)what) major)they)want)to)be.)Bradshaw)said))it) is)to)help)the)students.)The)cap)will)be) lifted)once)they)have)a)designated)plan) and)are)taking)courses)necessary)to)get) a)degree,)job)training)or)transfer)to)a)four) year)university.


3

NEWS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Mountaineer Time shifting fuels Television craze STAFF

something)good)behind)it.) One)of)the)reasons)these) shows)have)gained)momentum)is)because)of)availability.) Many)people)may)feel)that) they)cannot)watch)a)program) at)a)set)time.)With)the)addition)

Adolfo Tigerino Editor-in-Chief Randy Vazquez Sports/Managing1Editor Jose De Castro Photo1Editor Katherine Banks1Features1Editor Jamie Rocha A&E1Editor1 Anthony Ruybalid College1Life1Editor Brittany Murrietta Opinion1Editor Samantha Romero1Editorial1Assistant Photographers Adolfo Tigerino John Lee Tyler Johnson Jacqueline Bonilla Jose De Castro Oscar Lin Juan Naranjo Paul Pinedo Edward Valencia Clarence Williams Writers Kevin Flores Sean Gallagher Desaree Gomez Josh L’Heureux Stephanie Lim Jessica Wang Diamond Cruikshank Designers Bryan On Michelle Fonseca Advertising1Director1 Ariel Carmona Adviser Paul McLeod

Correction: The April 10 women’s basketball story did not jump. The full story is available online at www.mountiewire.com COVER1PHOTO:Adrianna Cabrera,18, nutrition major buys food from one of the Sodexo shops on campus on April 3. Clarance Williams/Mountaineer. Bottom1left1picture:1Damany Fisher (on the left) and Allison Frinket (right). Raul Pinedo/ Mountaineer. Bottom1right1picture:1The admissions and records office located on the first floor of building 9b. Tyler Johnson/Mountaineer. The$Mountaineer$is$a$college$newspaper$published$by$the$students$in$ journalism$classes$at$Mt.$San$Antonio$ College.$The$views$expressed$in$this$ of$the$adviser,$administration,$or$the$ Board$of$Trustees$of$the$Mt.$SAC$ district.$The$Mountaineer$is$a$First$ Amendment$publication.$ Phone$909-594-5611$ext.$6123$ FAX:$909-274-2993 Email:$mountiewirenews@gmail.com$ Building$26-D,$Room$3220

Randy)Vazquez Sports1Editor Breaking)Bad,)Game)of) Thrones,)The)Walking)Dead,) these)are)a)few)of)the)ever)so) popular)TV)series)that)have) gained)momentum)in)recent) years.)Besides)their)boom)in) popularity,)these)series)have) started)a)trend)for)the)future.) The)days)of)waiting)a) week)to)watch)your)favorite) television)episodes)seem)to) be)fading.)The)season)three) premiere)of)hit)TV)series)Game) of)Thrones)had)an)average)of) 4.4)million)live)viewers.)That) number)more)than)doubled)to) 11.6)million)when)taking)into) account)viewers)who)streamed) or)recorded)the)episode)according)to)HBO.

now)able)to)watch)programs)at) their)leisure)and)from)multiple) outlets)such)as)television,) computers,)phones,)and)game) consoles. “I)do)have)Time)Warner) Photo)courtesy)of)AMC and)I)do)watch)my)shows)on) demand.)It’s)cool)because)you) can)watch)them)at)whatever) million)dollars)for)two)seatime,”)said)Zavala.)“If)I)miss) sons)of)the)hit)series)“House) something)I)can)just)go)back) of)Cards”)which)stars)Kevin) and)you)can)watch)it)repeatedly)if)it)is)an)interesting) most)streamed)TV)series.) episode.” With)the)creation)of)DVR) For)some)students)the) devices,)viewers)do)not)have) availability)of)these)shows) to)wait)a)week)to)watch)epitakes)away)from)the)luster)of) sodes,)and)the)popularity)of) the)shows. these)advances)have)seemed) “I)think)if)I)watched)Breakto)correlate)to)more)TV)series) ing)Bad)on)TV)I)would)have) viewers.)For)the)creators)of) liked)it)more)because)it)builds) these)shows)the)timing)is)just) right)as)technology)meets)cap- up)suspense)waiting)a)week,”) said)Marco)Martinez,)20,) tivating)story)lines.)The)future) undecided)major.)“For)me)it) looks)bright)for)these)series. goes)both)ways.)Sometimes)I) don’t)want)to)wait)to)watch)the) show)but)sometimes)it)is)worth) line,”)said)Rafael)Ramirez,)19. the)wait.” Kassandra)Zavala,)20,) Many)programs)that)have) journalism)and)theater)major) been)around)for)years)and)only) agreed,)““There)has)to)be)

available)to)cable)subscribers) are)now)available)to)stream)via) is)how)I)discovered)all)these) shows,”)said)Ramirez. The)PlayStation)and)Xbox) gamers.)Since)then,)streaming) from)a)game)console)has)been) a)big)success)with)over)50%) scribers)streaming)via)game) console. This)past)week)Comcast) count)were)able)to)watch)full) seasons)of)shows)such)as) “The)Walking)Dead”,)“Spartacus”)and)“Mad)Men”.)According)to)Tom)Cheredar)of)Venturebeat.com)such)promotion) of)the)series)being)offered)are) about)to)start)a)new)season)or) ending)their)current)season.))))))) )With)the)popularity)of) these)dramas)at)an)all)time) high,)the)market)is)plush)for) series)such)as)these.)Just) recently)AMC’s)The)Walking) Dead)season)opener)broke) the)record)for)most)watched) viewers)and)a)rating)of)5.6)for) viewers)between)the)ages)of) 18-49.

‘Deaf Movement’ seeks to get closed captions on videos Adolfo)Tigerino Editor-in-Chief For)hard)of)hearing)and) deaf)students)closed)captioning)is)not)available)for)all)their) classes,)some)instructors)are) choosing)not)to)display)it. Some)instructors)are) choosing)not)to)follow)the) Americans)with)Disabilities) Act)(ADA).)Under)this)act)it) enforces)schools)to)provide)all) videos)with)closed)captions,)if) they)do)not)have)closed)captions)they)are)not)allowed)to) show)it)in)class. Deaf)and)hard)of)hearing) students)need)the)captions) to)learn.)If)they)are)having)to) continuously)look)at)their)interpreter)and)the)video,)they)will) easily)get)lost)and)confused. Esmeralda)Naylor,)28,)culinary)arts)major)said)she)had) an)experience)where)the)interpreter)was)late)when)a)video) was)being)shown)in)class.)She) had)to)try)to)keep)up)with)what) was)going)on,)and)look)between)the)interpreter)and)the) the)key)concepts.) However,)Naylor)added) that)this)nutrition)instructor,) Betty)Crocker,)worked)hard)to) make)sure)that)it)did)not)occur) again.)Crocker)had)prepared) the)next)video)with)closed) captioning. Nonetheless,)not)all) instructors)have)gone)out)of)

their)way)to)caption)the)videos) they)present.) “We)should)require)teachers)to)come)prepared)just)like) we)are)required)to)come)to) class)prepared,”)said)Nathalie) Calderon,)21,)child)development)major.)“I)understand) some)teachers)are)new,)but) are)not)aware)of)all)the)policies.)We)have)to)remind)them.” Although)these)deaf)and) hard)of)hearing)students)are) asking)their)instructors)to)play) with)closed)captioning,)they) are)some)times)found)with) responses)saying)that)they) do)not)have)know)how)to)put) closed)captioning)or)the)dvd) does)not)have)it. students)are)calling)themselves)the)‘Deaf)Movement.’) They)met)through)Disabled) Student)Programs)and)Services)(DSPS))on)Thursday,)March) 21)and)by)Monday,)March)25) the)group)had)doubled)and) were)passing)around)a)petition) about)closed)captioning. Jennifer)Macias,)27,) psychology)major)had)gone) to)Associated)Students)(AS)) on)March)21)to)speak)to)them) about)the)problem)they)were) having)in)the)classrooms) that)has)been)hindering)their) education.)AS)got)back)to) them)and)started)working)on)a) resolution)to)assist)the)group. The)group)later)met)up) with)President)William)Scrog-

Denisse)Gonzales,19,)psychology)major)speaking)about)instructors)not) putting)closed)captioning)on)March)27.) Adolfo1Tigerino/Mountaineer

gins)to)voice)their)concerns) on)Tuesday,)March)26.)The) group)continued)to)voice)their) struggle)against)instructors)at) the)board)of)trustees)meeting) on)Wednesday,)March)27.) At)the)meeting)many)deaf) students)and)hard)of)hearing)students)spoke)up)about) their)struggles)and)injustices.) Not)only)did)the)‘Deaf)Movement’)speak,)but)also)a)few) AS)members.)The)crowd)was) cheering,)clapping)and)commending)the)group)for)voicing) against)their)struggles. “Our)staff)is)well)aware)of) the)issues)and)we)will)increase) our)communication,”)said) Scroggins)at)the)meeting.) “These)students)have)been) very)polite,)been)accessing)the) system)and)I)want)to)applaud) them)for)being)proactive)for) their)issues.” Macias,)Calderon,)and) Corey)Levin,)27,)computer)

science)major)emphasized)that) they)love)the)school)and)just) want)to)improve)it)for)everyone.) for)deaf)students,)but)also) the)hearing)students,”)said) Macias.)“For)second)language) learners,)if)they)miss)something)that)was)said)they)could) easily)read)it)off)the)screen.” Mt.)SAC)has)its)policies) following)the)ADA)rules)where) the)only)videos)allowed)to)be) shown)are)those)with)closed) captioning. “The)polices)are)there,)the) only)thing)is)the)implementation,”)governing)board)member)David)K.)Hall)said.)“We) mechanism)so)the)students) are)not)punished)for)telling)on) their)teacher)for)not)putting) closed)captioning.)That’s)what) we’ll)be)working)on.”

3


FEATURES

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

4

Instructors Frickert, Fisher chosen for federal grant Desiree&Gomez Staff&Writer

-

The'teams'will'spend'a'week'at'

-

-

These'grants'that'are'handed'out' With'all'that'they'gathered'and' tion.' The'Bridging'Cultures'grant'will' -

and'assignments'to'a'panel'of'their' peers.

institutions.

in'hopes'to'help'students'develop'a'

(right)' Raul'Pinedo'Mountaineer

-

See%this%story%and%more%at% www.mountiewire.com

-

Student debuts new hip hop album House'of'Blues'with'Binary'Star,'and'

my'eyes'and'ears,'has'always'had'a'

good'friend'from'Queens,'Sean'G.' [He]'opened'my'eyes'to'the'world'of' Photo courtesy Sherry Schmidt

Hip Hop lyricist and Mt. SAC student Jallal Kevin Flores Mountaineer

Kevin&Flores Staff&Writer Current'Mt.'SAC'student'and' hip-hop'artist'Jallal'Malik,'in'the'hip' hop'world'known'simply'as'Jallal,'has' streets'soon.'

really'sparked'his'interest'and'love' for'the'art'of'rap.'Jallal,'now'20'years' old'has'put'his'heart'and'soul'into'the'

Photo instructor inspires her students Samantha&Romero Editorial&Assistant

to'raise'awareness'of'some'of'the'

As'one'enters'the'hallway'of'

and'friends'out'of'poverty.'He'also' sees'hip'hop'as'a'way'to'positively'

graphs'emerge'from'the'white'laden'

the'message'in'his'rhymes.

to'an'endangered'otter.' Throughout'her'30'years'of'

Read%the%extended%version%online% at%mountiewire.com

-

pile'hundreds'of'photographs'that' 20'years'and'they'will'see'prints'and'

international'artists'along'with'greatly' environment. Semi-Casual'Love'(SCL).'The'single' thousands'of'views'and'heavy'praise' in'the'works'for'over'a'year,'during'

a'masters'degree'in'plant'physiology' from'Cal'State'Fullerton.'She'found'an' interest'in'photography'and'integrated' Read%the%extended%version%online%at% it'with'nature.'Through'these'images' Mountiewire.com and'raise'environmental'awareness. -

4


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

FEATURES

Former activist brings passion to history classes Gender.

passion'makes'her'a'student'favor-

-

Tellez,'she'has'an'even'deeper'type' -

erything'they'deserve'and'to'not'have' History'and'Art'History'at'Mt.'SAC,' ful'for'my'position'here'at'Mt.'SAC.'

History professor April Tellez

John Lee Mountaineer

Jamie&Rocha Arts&&&Entertainment&Editor

the'older'folks'are'moving'out,'that'is' Fisher'thinks'Tellez'plays'a'huge'role' in'the'history'department.'“Professor'Tellez'is'one'of'most'passionate'

enthusiasm,'her'spirit…'Every'time' SAC'home'as'a'history'professor,'and' a'very'popular'one'at'that.'Students'

Hoffman'also'thinks'that'the'in-

to'the'real'positive'work'environment'

ing'myself'and'it'was'also'my'way'

look'up'to.'

N AT I O N A L U N I V E R SI T Y

thanks'to'her'reputation'as'a'smart,' -

®

-

TRANSFERRING? FINISH SCHOOL YOUR WAY!

German'in'origin'and'my'father'is'a' liking'and'interest'to'my'indigenous' was'a'4.0'student,'part'of'the'As-

At National University, we know you can’t sit in class all day or lock yourself in a library. You want to finish your degree and begin the next chapter in your life. National University makes that possible.

ism,'so'too'did'her'family'life.'Along-

was'very'unfair.'He'would'put'my'

-

© 2013 National University 12286

5

16 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA

» Streamlined admissions » No enrollment fee » Flexible scheduling » Accelerated course format » Scholarship programs

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

800.NAT.UNIV | getinfo.nu.edu/transfer 5


A&E

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

6

Imprints'of'Nature'and'Human'Nature'art'gallery'sparks'discussion Samantha'Romero !Editorial!Assistant There%is%a%luring%tone% of%creativity%and%passion%in%the%latest%art% gallery%display. Vibrant'colors,'detailed'carvings,'and'layered'textures'are' a'few'characteristics'of'Fatemeh'Burnes’'artwork'found'in' the'Mt.'SAC'art'gallery. ''''Burnes’'students'and' colleagues'put'together'the' exhibition,“Imprints'of'Nature' and'Human'Nature,”'as'an' anniversary'celebration'for'20' years'of'teaching.'The'exhibit' features'a'collection'of'unique' paintings'and'photographs'by' Burnes,'57,'art'instructor'and' curator'of'exhibitions.'It'will'be' on'display'until'April'21. ''''There'is'a'luring'tone'of'creativity'and'passion'in'Burnes’' work. ''''“The'content'of'my'work'in' general'painting'and'photography'is'imprints'of'nature,' human'nature'and'sometimes' literal'imprints,”'Burnes'said.' “I’m'very'interested'in'history,' human'behavior,'tragedies,' indulgences,'and'needs'and' believing'that'we'are'nature' and'how'we'can'be'destructive.”

''''Her'work'further'illustrates' the'relationships'that'are' found'between'humans'and' nature. '''''“I'celebrate'beauty'and' also'my'work'is'not'autobiographical'so'it’s'about'the' world,'it’s'about'relationships,' it’s'about'these'connections,”' Burnes'said. '''Burnes'brings'unique'methods'by'incorporating'technology'into'her'work'that'art' enthusiasts'can'appreciate. '''''''''“Fatemeh'is'not'an'actual'traditional'artist'because' she'is'using'copper,'acid'and' natural'pigment'to'create'a' work'of'art,”'said'Anna'Mendoza,'23,'a'former'student'of' Burnes. Throughout'the'exhibit'each' room'projects'a'distinct'atmosphere. '''“I'think'it’s'very'well'balanced'[exhibit'rooms]'where' you'can'see'her'roots'where' she'is'a'painter,'she'is'very' Disney'animations,”'Mendoza' said. '''Burnes'adds'a'unique'and' interesting'perspective'into' her'artwork. '''“You'can'see'this'experimental'and'uninhibited'side' to'her'work'and'to'herself,' because'she'is'really'diverse,”' Mendoza'said. '''As'one'transitions'from'room'

to'room'the'art'pieces'do'not' cease'to'surprise'the'observer. '''“I'am'in'complete'awe'of'her' skill'and'these'are'beautiful' works,”'Julienne'Andrews,'an' artist'inspired'by'Burnes'said.' “When'I'am'in'a'room'with'this' kind'of'excellence'I'can'not' wait'to'get'to'my'studio.” '''Burnes’'work'is'visually'captivating'and'mesmerizing. '''“The'important'thing'for'me' was'that'I'couldn’t'fully'anticipate'how'glorious'the'display' is'and'in'fact'several'walls' caught'me'entirely'by'surprise,”'said'Peter'Frank,'62,' an'art'critic'and'close'friend'of' Burnes.'“They'look'certainly' better'than'I'had'anticipated.” ''Throughout'this'exhibit,' Burnes'wants'to'perpetually' inspire'others'to'make'a'difference. ''“I'think'because'my'work'is' based'on'humanity,'I’m'hoping'that'I'will'evoke'some'sort' of'sense'of'either'emotions'or' curiosity'and'interest,”'Burnes' said. ''“Life'is'very'subtle'and'with' the'simplest'and'most'subtlest' ways,'we'can'make'differences.'It'is'all'about'rhythm' and'this'exhibition'is'all'about' rhythm.”

Top%right:'Art'enthusiasts'observe'one'of'Fatemah'Burnes’'art'pieces'at'the'gallery. Bottom%right:'Fatemah'Burnes’'piece'Landing'at'the'art'gallery Adolfo!Tigerino/Mountaineer

6


7

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

Fatemah'Burnes’'piece'Enlightenment'is'being'displayed''at'the'art'gallery. Adolfo&Tigerino/Mountaineer

A&E

Fatemah'Burnes’'piece'Still'Life'2'is'displayed'at'the'art'gallery. Adolfo&Tigerino/Mountaineer

7


COLLEGE LIFE

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

8

Democratic Club is more than a political party Samantha'Romero Editorial)Assistant Democratic'Club,'back'after'a'four' year'hiatus'will'be'involved'in'several' events'this'semester'from'raising' money'for'a'deferred'action'to'hosting' a'consumers’'rights'conference. The'current'club'president'Jesus' Alex'Mendoza,'21,'along'with'other' members,'sought'to'create'a'club' with'the'purpose'of'advocating'rights' that'were'not'being'addressed'in'the' fall'of'2012. The'Democratic'Club'was'reactivated'to'serve'as'a'voice'for'the' students.' “What'we'take'from'the'term' democratic'is'more'than'people’s' voice'from'the'original'Latin'term' demos,'the'people,'the'voice'of' the'people,”'said'secretary'Melissa' Salmo,'20. Therefore,'the'club'is'not'to'be' mistaken'as'a'political'party,'but' rather'what'Mendoza'describes'as'a' political'process. “We'accept'every'political'party,' every'political'background,'every'type' of'person'who'wants'to'join,'anyone' who'wants'to'be'active'in'the'political' world,”'Salmo'said. Currently,'the'club'is'preparing'for' upcoming'events. One'of'these'is'a'shoe'drive'that' will'be'an'ongoing'project'to'collect' and'then'donate'shoes'to'nearby' shelters'as'well'as'third'world'countries.' “We'are'going'to'be'focusing'on' passing'or'introducing'fair'trade'products'into'Mt.'SAC,”'said'vice'president'David'Castaneda,'20.'“We'are' also'going'to'be'pushing'for'immigration'reform'in'means'of'attending'the' May'March.” Nevertheless,'the'action'does'not' stop'there. Upon'volunteering'with'the'

Members'of'the'Democratic'Club'and'Meals'for'Mankind'Club'team'up'to'work'at'skid'row'in'Los'Angeles'in'fall'2012. Photo)Courtesy)of)the)Democratic)Club

Humane'Immigrant'Rights'of'Los'Angeles'(CHIRLA),'Castaneda'and'Men-

raised,'they'plan'to'invite'AS'to'match' their'total. undocumented'students'confront.' The'club'will'then'hold'an'appli“You'really'go'and'see'the'experication'process'where'they'will'select' ences'of'the'undocumented'student' an'undocumented'student'to'donate' and'see'how'hard'it'is'to'go'out'there' the'proceeds'to.'With'these'funds'the' and'just'by'the'simple'action'of'work- individual'will'be'able'to'apply'for'a' ing'being'targeted'as'an'illegal'entity' student'driver’s'license,'a'social'secueven'though'you’re'a'human'being,”' rity'number,'and'a'worker’s'permit.' said'Castaneda. “It’s'super'expensive'for'them'to' Consequently,'the'club’s'goal'is'to' do'that'on'their'own'so'we'want'to' raise'funds'to'sponsor'at'least'one'or' be'the'club'to'help'them'through'that' more'undocumented'students.'They' process,”'Salmo'said. will'do'this'through'various'means' This'is'only'the'beginning'for' such'as'asking'for'donations'at'Olthese'highly'motivated'group'of'stuvera'Street'in'Los'Angeles'on'April'20.' dents.

“Now'we’re'looking'forward'to' establish'that'sense'of'unity,'not'only' as'club'member,'but'also'as'members' of'the'college,'expand'it'to'IDEAS,' expand'it'to'the'Spanish'Club,'the' Italian'Club,'creating'a'sense'of'unity' and'say'you'know'what,'we’re'doing' it,'its'making'a'difference,'imagine'if' we'all'do'it,”'Mendoza'said. The'club'meets'on'Wednesdays'in' building'16'Room'13'at'2:45'p.m.'to' 3:45'p.m.

Meals for Mankind helps children in Pomona Samantha'Romero Editorial)Assistant As'Meals'for'Mankind'members'prepare'the'playground'for'an'egg'hunt,'the'kids'sat'inside'watching'the' Easter'play'unfold'at'the'Boys'and'Girls'Club'of'Pomona. The'staff'wide'event'created'an'amicable'environment'and'worthwhile'entertainment'on'Saturday,'March' 29,'as'they'taught'the'young'members'the'importance'of' teamwork'and'sharing. Membership'coordinator,'Jimmy'Ramos,'31,'said,' “This'is'an'annual'event'we'host'here'at'the'center.'It’s' our'annual'Easter'egg'hunt'where'all'the'teens,'all'the' young'adults,'all'the'kids,'everybody'between'the'ages' of'6'and'17'are'welcome'to'participate.” 'Meals'for'Mankind'has'previously'worked'with'the' “We'have'been'involved'since'last'semester.'We' actually'set'up'this'garden'right'here'for'them,”'said'club' president,'Philip'Muloholland,'28.' The'group'will'be'working'on'the'other'side'of'the' building'to'expand'the'garden'and'have'more'edible' foods'for'the'children.'Muloholland'added'it’s'so'the' children'can'have'a'better'understanding'of'where'their' food'comes'from.'

8

The'clubs'involvement'has'resulted'in'a'mutual'satisfaction. “It'shows'that'this'place'does' a'lot'of'good'for'these'kids'and'so' are'we'and'it'just'makes'me'feel' really'good'about'myself'and'what' I’m'doing’”'said'Jordan'Fuentes,'18,' aerospace'engineer'major. However,'volunteering'at'the' Boys'and'Girls'Club'of'Pomona'is' just'one'component'of'the'club. “Meals'for'Mankind'is'a'volunteer' based'organization'at'Mt.SAC,”'said' Mulholland.'“We'are'geared'towards' providing'happiness'for'people'in' the'form'of'food'or'funds'for'food' and'giving'to'people'who'are'less' fortunate'than'ourselves”. In'the'skid'row'event,'MuloMeals'for'Mankind'read'an'Easter'play'for'the'Boys'and'Girls’'Club'on'March'29. holland'said'that'members'wake' Adolfo)Tigerino/Mountaineer up'early'on'a'Sunday'morning'to' They’re'humans'too,'they'have'emotion,'they'run'into' prepare'burritos'at'a'church'in'La'Puente.'After'they'have' some'luck'that'wasn’t'so'hot'and'ended'up'in'the'situation'that'they’re'in,”'said'Muloholland. During'occasions'like'these,'Muloholland'has'met'individuals'who'went'from'having'it'all'to'losing'everything.'


9

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

FEATURES

Passionate artist striving for social change Adolfo'Tigerion' Editor-in-Chief& A'passion'for'art,'music,'and'teaching' but'for'Juan'Espinoza'promoting'social' change'maybe'his'biggest'passion'of'all.'' As'a'young'teenager'Espinoza'became' inspired'to'help'his'community'when' he'joined'an'organization'called'Search' to'Involve'Pilipino'Americans'(SIPA),'a' Filipino'Americans'by'providing'health'and' human'services. “Working'with'SIPA,'it'showed'me' “'Espinoza'said.'“They'are'there'to'service' people'who'have'not'been'treated'fairly' who'have'been'given,'at'a'young'age,' lesser'opportunities'in'other'societies.” Espinoza,'22,'along'with''Gabriel' Castillo,'Rhaymark'Neri,'Lauren'Adolfo,' Ammonatt'Ladas,'Sylvia'Rodriguez,' and'Ken'Wong'started'The'Last'Minute' Art'Collective'(LMAC),'an'organization' based'in'Baldwin'Park.'The'collective' started'on'July'22,'2012.'The'purpose'of' the'collective'showcasing'art'is'to'raise' money'for'organizations'with'causes'and' to'create'small'art'scholarships'for'local' high'schools. “Juan'was'a'passionate'young' worker'and'friend'Beverly'Yanuria'said.'

“The'art'collective'embodies'everything' that'he'is'passionate'about.” Espinoza'started'the'collective' shortly'after'he'and'another'artist,'Gabriel' Castillo,'were'suppose'to'do'an'art'show' in'Los'Angeles.'The'place'the'art'was' going'to'be'showcased'did'not'make'it' clear'that'they'were'going'to'charge'the' artists'for'the'space. “Both'of'us'at'that'point'realized'there' isn’t'a'place'in'the'city'you'can'showcase' for'free,”'Espinoza'said.'“We'decided'we' needed'to'do'it'for'a'better'cause.” They'worked'on'organizing'their'own' show'and'ended'up'hosting'the'art'show' at'a'parking'garage'in'Baldwin'Park.'' “Surprisingly'with'no'advertising,' close'to'120'to'130'people'showed' up,”'Espinoza'said.'“We'realized'that'in' Baldwin'Park'people'do'want'art,'a'lot'of' them'like'it.'They'just'haven’t'had'the'time' to'experience'it.” Espinoza'started'working'diligently' for'the'next'showcase'to'help'causes' and'start'to'build'scholarships'for'local' high'schools.'The'group'is'composed'of' pure'volunteers'which'include:'Castillo,' Rhaymark'Neri,'Lauren'Adolfo,'Ammonatt' Ladas,'Sylvia'Rodriguez,'and'Ken'Wong. The'shows'allow'artists'to'showcase' their'art'for'free'and'it'is'open'to'the'

public.'The'entire'organization'just' asks'for'donations'to'allow'them'to' keep'hosting'shows'and'support'the' art'themes'for'each'show. “We'want'to'give'the'artist'ideas.' cause,”'Espinoza'said.'“We'tell'the' artist'this'is'what'we’re'working' towards,'then'if'they'want'to'take'the' by'it,'they'can.” Being'artists'themselves,'the' collective'does'not'want'to'tell'artists' what'to'do.'The'group'allows'any' artist'to'interpret'anything'the'way' they'want'to'and'not'hinder'their' creativity.'The'showcases'change' in'different'art'formats'but'include' and'photography.'A'lot'of'it'is'art'that' can'be'hung'on'the'wall,'but'most' recently'have'included'more'three' dimensional'formats'such'as'break' dancing. “Break'dancing'to'us'is'an'art,”' Espinoza'said.'“It'was'fun'since' there'isn’t'a'lot'of'organized'break' Artist'and'musician'Juan'Espinoza,22,'before'he'heads'off' dancing.” to'work'on'a'Friday'night. The'collective’s'most'recent' Adolfo&Tigerino/Mountaineer work'was'on'March'15'which' Espinoza'has'an'interest'in'teaching' high'school'students'because'he'feels'he' The'organization'was'Relay'for'Life.' can'relate'to'some'of'the'youth.'He'also' The'upcoming'art'show'will'be'in'Los' Angeles'on'May'11.'The'cause'they'will' be'supporting'is'Proyecto'Algarabía,' organization'that'creates'literacy'programs' in'the'Carribean'and'Latin'America'to'its' youth. “Juan'and'I'used'to'talk'about' different'ways'to'make'Baldwin'Park' art'and'music'to'the'community'to'help' kids'like'us'to'get'off'the'streets,”'said' Espinoza’s'friend'of'8'years'and'hip-hop' artist'Falcon'A,'21.'“LMAC'is'just'the' beginning'of'this'for'Baldwin'Park'as' LMAC'gets'bigger'more'types'of'art'and' artists'will'be'included.” Espinoza'is'always'recruiting'and' those'willing'to'join'including'a'visit'to' April'Tellez'history'class. The'collective'has'been'progressively' growing.'Any'place'that'will'allow'them' to'host'is'where'they'will'display'their' art.'They'display'artists'from'all'over'LA' county'and'various'surrounding'areas.'

He chose to make a difference. Chose to get a degree. To learn new skills. And it was all made possible by the National Guard.

Contact Staff Sergeant Angel Alvarez at 626.369.0738

community. “We’re'always'looking'to'expand,”' Espinoza'said.'“We'are'looking'for'people' who'believe'in'our'cause'and'do'it'free' for'themselves'and'to'bring'people'out.' We'want'to'work'with'people'who'want'to' work'with'us.” Espinoza’s'interest'in'the'community' stems'from'various'different'factors.'His' interest'in'high'school'scholarships'had'to' do'with'the'lack'of'funding'students'got' for'art.'The'difference'of'school'supplies' from'when'he'was'attending'Baldwin'Park' High'School'seven'years'ago'to'now'is' immense.'He'was'shocked'on'how'they' had'to'ration'supplies'for'each'student. “Communities'need'to'be'self' sustaining,”'Espinoza'said.'“They'can’t' also'rely'on'public'funds,'they'just'aren’t' as'stable'some'times.” He'grew'up'in'Baldwin'Park,'attended' Baldwin'Park'High'School'and'is'currently' education'at'Cal'State'Los'Angeles.'He' intends'to'teach'high'school'students.

12

10BW-04_5x8_Alvarez.indd 1

3/5/13 8:52 AM

as'well'as'a'drawing'workshop'at'San' Gabriel'High'School. “Teaching'is'revolutionary,'you’re' either'teaching'or'oppressing'them' [students]'while'teaching,”'Espinoza'said. Apart'from'Espinoza’s'networking'and' teaching,'he'is'also'an'artist.'He'found' his'interest'in'art'when'he'was'a'child' watching'90s'cartoons'such'as'Pokémon' and'Teenage'Mutant'Ninja'Turtles. He'has'recently'been'doing'abstract' work,'but'has'also'painted'people'and' nature. being'a'full'time'student,'artist,'or'working' on'his'collective'he'creates'music.'He' is'a'disc'jockey'and'creates'beats'for' his'friend'and'hip'hop'artist'Falcon'A.'' Espinoza’s'DJ'alias'is'DJ'Won,'together' with'Falcon'A'they'are'known'as'Sang' Dynasty.'The'duo'had'met'in'high'school' and'have'been'friends'ever'since.'Sang' Dynasty'have'a'demo'in'circulation. “Originally'we'didn’t'like'each'other'at' were'both'into'music'and'skating,”'said' Falcon'A. They'started'playing'instruments' together'and'would'play'around'with' vocals'and'notes'to'see'what'music'they' could'create. Espinoza’s'interest'in'music'stems' from'his'childhood. “I’m'not'sure'what'completely'got' me'into'music,'it'must'have'been'my' dad'more'than'anyone'in'my'immediate' family,”'Espinoza'said.'“He'use'to'always' have'a'lot'of'old'spanish'songs'playing' when'I'was'growing'up.'I'like'that'kind'of' music'and'having'music'around'the'house' Visit%Mountiewire%for%the%full%story%


OPINION

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

10

Arming security guards in schools not the solution Anthony'Ruybalid College&LIfe&Editor&

on'themselves'rather'than'being' apprehended'by'police.'Likely,'this' means'that'the'threat'of'being'shot'or' killed'may'not'be'a'deterrent'to'such' individuals.'So'an'increase'in'security' may'not'even'do'the'very'thing'it'aims' to,'all'while'still'increasing'the'risk'of' gun'accidents. Often'it'is'necessary'but'dif-

Armed&security&is&not&the& answer&to&school&violence. Increasing'and'arming'school'sereaction'to'halting'gun'violence'in' schools.'The'idea'of'an'increase'in'

emotional'issues.'In'a'country'where' public'schools'are'often'under'attack' by'budget'cuts'and'bureaucratic'red' tape,'adding'a'litany'of'new'laws'and'

is'nothing'but'a'reactionary'answer'in' the'wake'of'horrible'tragedies'such'as' the'event'at'Sandy'Hook'Elementary' on'Dec.'14,'2012. Arming'security'is'simply'a'grossly' irresponsible'idea.'One'need'look'

would'cause'numerous'headaches' and'even'more'budget'issues'for'

during'the'recent'Christopher'Dorner' manhunt'to'see'that'even'rigorously' trained'policemen'can'fail'to'use'their' situations. News'of'school'shootings'won’t' be'halted,'nor'likely'even'curbed,' Such'tragedy'will'only'be'added'to' alongside'news'of'accidental'shootings'from'over-reactionary'security' questions'later. When'chaos'breaks'out'at'a' school,'it'can'be'next'to'impossible' gun'safely'or'effectively'in'an'area' crowded'with'frightened'and'injured'

Sean&Hughes/Mountaineer

students.'It'is'easy'to'imagine'a'rise' in'gun'related'accidents'in'public' schools'as'a'small'force'of'gun'carrying'security'roam'school'campuses' throughout'America. increasing'security'only'attempts'to' stop'the'problem'as'it'is'happening,' and'not'before'it'happens.'Having'to' pull'a'gun'on'a'student'only'shows' that'the'situation'has'already'escalated'to'an'unacceptably'dangerous' level.' Instead'of'wasting'time'and'

money'in'a'misguided'and'heavyhanded'approach,'we'should'look' at'ways'of'improving'help'for'those' who'may'have'mental'and'emotional' health'issues'that'can'lead'to'cases' of'serious'violence'before'they'come' close'to'taking'place. Increasing'security'in'the'blind' assumption'that'it'would'deter'school' shootings'is'even'more'laughable.' School'shooters'are'likely'to'have' mental'or'emotional'instability.'Several'school'shootings'have'ended' with'the'perpetrator'turning'the'gun'

continuously'tightening'budgets'of' public'schools'for'what'is'ultimately'a' relatively'small'risk'of'gun'violence.' Each'occurrence'of'school'violence'is'horrible'and'should'never'be' taken'lightly,'but'armed'security'in' schools'is'merely'a'knee-jerk'reaction' to'such'tragedy,'and'not'an'effective' way'to'prevent'future'occurrences'of' this'type'of'violence.

Don’t like gay marriage? Don’t get gay married Jamie'Rocha Arts&&&Entertainment&Editor It'has'been'a'very'big'week'for'the' LGTB'community'and'supporters' as'they'anxiously'await'to'see'if'the' Defense'of'Marriage'Act,'also'known' as'DOMA,'will'be'overturned'by'the' Supreme'Court.'As'a'call'for'unity,' thousands'of'social'media'users' plastered'the'now'infamous'equality' icon,'(a'white'equal'sign'inside'a'red' square),'onto'their'newsfeeds'and' that'went'by'that'I'did'not'see'that' symbol'in'my'Facebook'newsfeed,' but'I'am'not'one'to'complain:'I'also' participated'as'a'vocal'ally'to'my'gay' friends'and'family'members. Frankly,'the'one'thing'on'our'minds' seems'to'be:'it'is'about'damn'time. Hey'Supreme'Court:'the'1950s'called,' they'want'their'discriminatory'thought' process'back.'Those'who'have'common'sense'and'a'well-educated'view' bergasted'that'the'idea'of'equality'is' even'questionable,'but'at'the'fact'that' it'had'to'take'this'long'to'realize'that' the'gay'and'lesbian'community'is'not'

Sean&Hughes/Mountaineer

going'anywhere;'it'is'a'staple'to'our' society. The'complaints'and'calls'for'war'from' the'opposition'range'from'sounding' ridiculous'to'absolutely'insane.'With' accusations'about'everything'from'an' overzealous'gay'agenda'to'a'war'on' Christianity,'it'would'seem'as'if'the' idea'of'equality'fell'upon'deaf'ears' when'it'made'it’s'way'to'the'Conser-

equality,'and'for'the'LGBT'community' to'be'treated'as'regular'human'beings'is'just'a'part'of'the'unholy'war'to' diminish'all'the'values'of'a'Christian' that'marriage'is'a'church-related' union'that'is'only'for'a'man'and'a' woman. Here’s'what'they'don’t'understand:' the'church'only'performs'ceremonies,' they'do'not'grant'marriages.'Holy'

matrimony'does'not'equal'marriage.' An'actual'marriage'is'a'civil'right' under'law'regardless'of'creed,'ethnicity,'religion,'and'among'other'things.' Nowhere'in'the'bible'does'God'grant' his'followers'to'be'God'themselves' nor'do'they'do'not'have'a'God-given' right'to''tell'people'how'to'live.'Religion'and'spiritual'belief'only'applies' to'the'person'practicing'it,'therefore' the'text'within'the'bible'only'calls'for' the'followers. No'one'is'trying'to'destroy'Christianity.''Additionally,'the'only'way'it' could'be'destroyed'is'if'every'single' Christian'stopped'practicing'it,'and' with'millions'of'them'in'the'United' States,'I'really'wouldn’t'be'worried' about'it.'Also,'no'one'is'trying'to'stop' Christians'in'order'to'try'to'convert' the'masses'to'their'beliefs.'Christians' have'no'right'to'force'their'views' onto'a'non-believer.'There'is'a'reason' we'have'a'separation'of'church'and' state.'There'is'a'reason'churches'are' tax-exempt.'There'is'no'connection' or'correlation'of'giving'equal'rights' and'trying'to'destroy'a'religion.'It'just' existed'since'the'start'of'time,'and' Christianity'wasn’t'destroyed'back' then.'

Got$an$opinion?$Tell$us$what$it$is. Letter$to$the$editor:$mountiewirenews@gmail.com 10


11 HH

NEWS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

What would happen if community college districts consolidated?

man'resources'departments,'three' ments'and'three'academic'affairs' trustees.' The'cost'of'employing'the'15'executives'who'lead'these'departments,' plus'one'or'two'support'staff'for'each,' totals'nearly'$6'million.'The'cost'of' running'the'three'boards,'including' elections,'legal'support,'stipends,' expenses,'equals'nearly'$1.7'million,' records'show.' The'three'districts'employed'more' than'130'executives'in'total'in'2010. If'the'three'districts'could'consolidate'and'have'one'chancellor,'one' board'and'one'head'of'each'big'adBoard'of'Trustees'gather'for'a'meeting'on'March'27'to'discuss'a'variety'of'issues.

Erica'Perez California&Watch

can'be'found.'California'Watch'chose' to'zero'in'on'the'college'system'because'of'its'sheer'size'and'because' The'state’s'72'community'college' it'touches'so'many'lives.'Some'2.4' districts'spend'tens'of'millions'of'dolmillion'students'attend'community' lars'on'administrative'positions'that' college'classes.' could'be'consolidated'or'shared'by' California'Watch'reporters'examdistricts'a'short'drive'away,'a'Califorined'parts'of'the'state'community'colnia'Watch'analysis'has'found. lege'system’s'bureaucracy'to'identify' In'the'wake'of'huge'budget' spending'patterns'and'understand' shortfalls,'California’s'vast'community' why'reforms'may'prove'elusive.' college'system'has'reduced'its'core' The'72'districts'keep'payroll' academic'functions'–'slashing'millions' and'other'data'in'different'formats,' of'dollars'by'eliminating'nearly'a'quarter'of'class'sections,'cutting'services' California'Watch'drilled'down'on'16' and'laying'off'employees.'At'the'start' districts,'taking'into'consideration'the' of'the'fall'2012'semester,'more'than' availability'of'detailed'payroll'data,' 470,000'students'had'been'waitlisted' geographic'proximity'and'district'size.'' for'classes'at'community'colleges' The'group'of'16'districts'had'dustatewide.'But'millions'of'dollars'still' plicative'executives'or'managers'in'21' are'spent'on'duplicative'administrapositions,'not'including'chancellors' tive'costs. and'presidents.'A'total'of'253'indiMore'than'half'of'the'state’s'comviduals'cost'the'districts'$30'million' munity'college'districts'are'within' in'salaries'and'at'least'$7.9'million'in' 20'miles'of'another'district.'And'the' vast'majority'of'those'districts'have'a' A'broader'analysis'of'the'system' single'college.'If'these'districts'shared' revealed:' administrators,'they'potentially'could' *'The'state'Education'Code' shave'millions'off'their'expenses.' prevents'districts'from'laying'off'any' But'for'many'of'the'community' college'districts,'the'potential'savings' may'never'be'realized'because'the' for'districts'to'save'money'by'consolisystem'of'local'districts'is'so'deeply' dating. entrenched.'In'fact,'obscure'statutes' *'The'public'appears'open'to' in'the'California'Education'Code' change.'California'Watch'commismake'it'all'but'impossible'to'save' sioned'a'Field'Poll'that'found'an'overmoney'through'merging'districts'–'at' whelming'majority'favors'consolidatleast'in'the'short'run. ing'community'college'administrative' Students'have'borne'the'brunt'of' functions'to'save'money. cuts'to'the'system.'They'have'been' *'As'the'ranks'of'elected'comslapped'with'fees'that'have'risen' munity'college'trustees'have'swollen,' and'have'been'unable'to'get'into'the' ished.'The'state'pays'for'442'commuclasses'they'need.'But'the'status'quo' nity'college'district'trustees,'including' has'been'protected.' an'average'annual'cost'of'$5'million' The'state’s'community'college' for'elections.'But'the'authority'of' system'isn’t'the'only'place'in'Califorthese'elected'board'members'weaknia’s'$92'billion'budget'where'excess'

Adolfo&Tigerino/Mountaineer

voters'approved'Proposition'13,' which'transferred'control'over'revenues'from'the'boards'of'trustees'to' the'state.' *''The'Field'Poll'conducted'in'the' fall'for'California'Watch'found'that' the'majority'of'respondents'had'little' or'no'knowledge'about'district'board' elections.' The'full'story'is'available'online,' but'we’ve'taken'a'step'back'and'tried' to'answer'a'few'questions'that'adthis'means'for'students. How'much'does'the'California' community'college'system'spend'on' administration?' Unlike'the'University'of'California' and'California'State'University'systems,'the'state’s'community'colleges' are'governed'by'local'boards'of'trustees.'Each'board'oversees'a'district' that'includes'one'or'more'colleges.' Statewide,'there'are'72'districts' overseeing'112'colleges.'Of'those' districts,'49'oversee'a'single'college,' and'40'are'within'20'miles'of'another'

In'2010,'the'community'colleges' reported'spending'at'least'$1.7'billion' on'top-level'administration,'including'pay'for'district'executives'and'the' cost'of'72'separate'governing'boards' at'each'district.'That’s'17'cents'of' every'dollar'spent. How'much'of'that'spending'could' be'cut'if'some'of'the'districts'merged,' and'what'might'the'impact'be? It’s'hard'to'say'exactly'how'much' money'could'be'saved'because'it' would'depend'on'which'districts' decided'to'consolidate'and'which' positions'they'determined'could'be' eliminated.' But'here’s'one'example'of'possible'savings:'The'Riverside,'Mt.'San' Jacinto'and'Desert'community'college'districts,'all'in'Riverside'County,'

total'$4.9'million.' In'terms'of'impact,'that'money' could,'for'example,'pay'for'960'additional'class'sections,'assuming'the' classes'were'taught'by'adjunct'faculty' members. What'are'the'some'of'the'pros'and' cons'of'consolidating'districts? districts'include'the'potential'to'save' millions'of'dollars'that'could'be'redirected'to'the'classroom.' Critics'of'the'idea,'such'as'Rancho'Santiago'Community'College'District'spokeswoman'Judy'Iannaccone,' argue'that'in'order'for'colleges'to' understand'and'respond'to'the'needs' of'the'local'community,'it’s'necessary' to'have'a'local'board'of'trustees.' For'example,'if'a'district'went' from'representing'three'or'four'cities' to'representing'an'entire'county,'the' governing'board'might'not'be'as'able' or'willing'to'respond'to'local'community'needs. On'the'other'hand,'Assemblyman'Das'Williams,'D-Santa'Barbara,' chairman'of'the'Assembly'Higher' Education'Committee,'said'even'large' districts'with'varied'demographics' and'distinctly'different'communities,' such'as'the'Ventura'County'Community'College'District,'maintain'local' decision-making. In'addition,'some'question' whether'large,'consolidated'districts' could'really'operate'with'one'chief' relations'chief'–'the'idea'being'that' merging'districts'would'make'these' jobs'more'complicated'and'might' not'lead'to'as'much'savings'as'some' might'expect. This'story'was'produced'by'California'Watch,'a'part'of'the'Center'for' Investigative'Reporting.'More'at'californiawatch.org.'Contact'the'reporter' at'eperez@cironline.org.

Mt. SAC to expand board from 5 to 7 members in December Adolfo'Tigerino Editor-in-Chief Mt.'SAC'will'have'two'new'board'members'added'to'the'board'of'trustees.'The'members'have'not'been'voted'onto'the'board'yet.'It'will'take'effect'on'Dec.'1. Executive'assistant'Denise'Lindholm'said'the'new'board'members'will'be'paid'$750'per' meeting.'Which'means'in'total'the'will'be'$1500'per'month'and'$18,000'per'year.'The' money'will'be'coming'from'the'general'fund.

The'board'members'will'be'coming'from'two'new'district'sections'that'are'not''being' represented. Student'trustee'Erin'Marin'said,'“It’s'good'that'the'number'is'increasing,'we'will'be'able' to'get'a'different'perspective'on'different'issues.”' A'lot'of'communities'are'not'represented'at'the'board'and'these'new'additions'should' be'able'to'add'the'insight'needed. Marin'said'that'communities'like'La'Puente'and'Pomona'are'underrepresented.

11


SPORTS

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013

12

Basketball teams: What’s next? ''“I'think'we'built'up'a'good'enough' reputation'now'that'the'elite'athletes' are'drawn'to'the'program'for'multiple' reasons.'The'academic'success'of'the' school'helps,'the'athletic'success'of'the' program'helps'and'just'a'good'overall' environment'here,”'said'Crichlow. ''Maloney'hopes'the'state' championship'helps'them'lure'recruits' from'competing'schools'in'the'area. ''“I'have'been'coaching'for'20'years'

The'Mt.'SAC'men’s'and'women’s'basketball'teams'celebrate'after'winning'their'last'home'games'en'route'to'winning'state'titles'last'month.' John&Lee/Mountaineer

Randy'Vazquez Sports&Editor ''New'season,'new'coach,'and'new' hardware'in'the'trophy'case'for'the'men’s' state'championship'and'for'the'women' business'as'usual'as'they'continue'their' reign'atop'the'junior'college'basketball' ranks'with'a'second'consecutive'state' title. both'women’s'and'men’s'basketball' teams'from'the'same'school'captured' state'championships.' ''“This'year'both'men'and'women' were'able'to'accomplish'something' that'no'other'team'in'school'history'has' accomplished,”'said'women’s'coach' Brian'Crichlow.'“It'was'good'to'see' get'one'and'see'some'of'these'guys' who'have'worked'really'hard'achieve' that'ultimate'success'of'winning'a'state' championship.” ''Guard'Corey'Allen'agreed,'“It'feels' state'and'having'the'girls'do'it'also,'it' feels'good'to'accomplish'that'goal.” ''The'Mt.'SAC'women’s'basketball' team'completed'a'perfect'season'(33-0)' as'they'beat'Mt.'San'Jacinto'College' (29-3)'54-41'in'the'state'championship.' Winning'their'sixth'championship'ties'the' women’s'basketball'team'with'Venice'for' most'all-time.'' ''“It'feels'good;'it'feels'good'to'see'the' kids'who'have'experienced'it'twice'but' also'refreshing'to'see'the'freshman'who' came'in'to'experience'a'championship' right'off'the'bat,”'said'Crichlow. ''For'the'men’s'team'the'state'title'was' a'new'experience'but'also'an'acceptance' among'the'other'athletics'programs'in' the'school.'Mt.'SAC'(29-3)'defeated' Chaffey'(26-7)'102-88'to'win'the'state' championship. ''“For'us'to'be'in'the'situation'to' now'be'mentioned'with'other'state' championship'teams'like'the'women’s' basketball'program,'our'football'program,' program,'we'have'some'really'good' coaches'here'on'our'campus'that'have' done'some'incredible'things'so'for'us'to' be'mentioned'in'the'same'breath'I'feel' real'honored,”'said'men’s'coach'Clark'

Maloney. ''The'state'championship'had'a' special'feeling'for'Maloney'who'came' back'to'Mt.'SAC'this'season'where'his' coaching'career'began.' ''“It’s'special'because'this'is'where'I' got'my'start,”'said'Maloney.'“To'come' back'in'my'inaugural'year'and'be'part'of' this'I'feel'very'blessed.” ''Winning'the'championship'this'year' for'both'programs'does'not'change' expectations'for'either'the'men’s'or'the' women’s'programs'but'sets'the'bar' instead'for'future'Mounties.' ''“The'expectations'of'the'program' do'not'change'at'all.'I'think'we'have' achieved'success'off'and'on'the'court' for'so'long'that'it'is'working'for'us,'so'

“We'are'going'to'continue'with'the'same' expectations'and'continue'to'push'the' girls'the'same'way'and'hopefully'we'can' have'the'same'success'we'had'in'the' past.” ''The'expectations'for'Maloney'and' his'team'have'also'risen. ''“Anytime'you'do'something'special' like'win'it'all'it'sets'the'bar'high,”'said' Maloney. ''Allen'agreed.“We'set'the'bar'so'now' they'have'to'come'back'and'repeat'the' same'thing,”'said'Allen.' ''If'either'team'hopes'to'repeat'next' year'they'will'have'to'replace'several' key'starters'that'were'instrumental'to' the'team’s'success'this'past'season.' For'the'women'they'will'have'to'replace' several'sophomores'which'included'all' guard'Leticia'Galarza'and'guard'Morgan' Mason'will'move'on.'The'Mounties'will' also'be'without'rebounding'leaders' Shawlina'Segovia.'Another'key'player' that'will'not'be'with'the'Mounties'next' season'is'Ashley'Carter'who'had'a'stellar' team'high'16'points.' ''“Every'year'since'I'have'been'here' for'the'last'14'years'it'has'been'about' replacing'pieces.'We'keep'the'same' system'so'we'go'out'there'and'recruit' kids.'If'those'girls'we'are'replacing' helped'us'and'did'not'hurt'us'we'will'

Crichlow.'“We'got'some'nice'kids'coming'

but'I'think'they'are'just'as'talented'so'I' think'we'will'be'able'to'stay'on'top'a'little' bit'longer.” ''The'men'will'also'be'in'rebuilding' mode'next'season'as'they'will'have'to' replace'several'key'players'including' tournament'MVP'Garret'Nevels'who' averaged'24.2'points'per'game' throughout'the'playoffs.'Also'moving'on' is'guard'Corey'Allen'who'was'second'in' the'state'in'scoring'with'21.1'points'per' game.' ''“We'are'losing'a'lot'of'key'guys.'This' was'a'team'that'was'made'up'of'two' guys'that'were'really'special'in'Corey' [Allen]'and'Garret'[Nevels]'but'also'a' team'that'was'made'up'of'crucial'role' guys,”'said'Maloney.'“Those'guys'will' be'sorely'missed'because'they'brought' different'things'to'the'table.” ''For'the'men'the'journey'to'the' state'championship'was'a'season'long' growing'process.'The'team'had'to'deal' with'adversity'on'the'court'to'reach'their' full'potential. ''“For'a'team'to'really'get'focused' they'have'to'realize'they'have'to'work' hard'to'reach'their'potential.'Whenever' that'is,'only'time'will'tell.'For'us'I'felt' going'into'the'last'week'of'conference' play'I'thought'we'were'playing'really' good'basketball,”'said'Maloney.'“Going' into'the'playoffs'I'saw'a'different'kind'of' focus'from'the'guys'I'had'not'seen'all' year.” ''For'Nevels'he'felt'the'team'came' together'after'an'experience'on'the'track. ''“We'all'got'in'trouble'one'practice' and'we'had'to'go'to'the'track'and'we' were'on'the'track'for'four'hours.'That' is'where'everybody'bought'in;'it'was'a' team'after'that,”'he'said. ''For'some'of'the'Mounties'the' team’s'potential'was'evident'early'on'in' the'2012-2013'campaign'with'a'solid' performance'in'the'City'College'of'San' Francisco'tournament'where'the'team' lost'close'to'defending'champion'Fresno' 69-68.' Francisco'tournament,”'said'Allen.'“We' went'up'on'two'teams'and'we'only'lost' by'1'point'to'the'defending'champs.'We' realized'that'we'can'beat'anybody.'Since' then'I'knew'we'could'do'it.” ''Both'Crichlow'and'Maloney'hope'to' have'success'on'the'recruiting'trail'as' well.'For'Crichlow,'he'hopes'to'continue' to'attract'elite'athletes'to'the'program.

hoping'that'[winning'the'state'title]'will' help'us'in'the'recruiting'wars'with'the' local'teams,”'said'Maloney. ''“We'got'a'lot'of'schools'in'45'mile' radius.'Maybe'seven'or'eight'that'we' have'to'recruit'against'so'I'am'hoping'us' doing'well'is'going'to'help'young'men' want'to'be'a'part'of'our'program.” ''Despite'having'success'since' Crichlow’s'arrival,'do'not'expect' the'coach'to'leave'the'helm'of'the' women’s'basketball'team'anytime'soon.' Crichlow'is'content'with'what'he'has' accomplished'and'the'prospect'of'future' accomplishments'with'the'Mounties.'' ''“Mt.'SAC'has'been'good'to'me.'I' have'been'here'for'a'while'[14'years]'and' the'support'staff'here'is'incredible.'I'am' content'with'staying'at'Mt.'SAC'as'long' as'Mt.'SAC'will'have'me,”'said'Crichlow.' “I'am'a'very'humble'young'man'who' does'not'take'for'granted'anything'that' has'happened'to'me'in'my'life'and'only' good'things'have'happened'at'Mt.'SAC' so'I'am'not'in'any'hurry'to'miss'out'on' good'things.”

Stay'connected' at'Mountiewire. com'for'more' news'and'sports' coverage.

Women’s'basketball'Coach'Brian'Crichlow'cuts'

Adolfo&Tigerino/Mountaineer

9


Mountaineer Spring 2013 Issue 2  

Spring 2013 Issue 2

Advertisement
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you