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SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 Vol. LII No. 2

Ohlone welcomes new water polo coach,Casey Flemming. See story on Page 7


Ohlone Faces Hacker from Hell

ROELL BALAN Staff Writer

The last thing anyone expected at the start of the school year was for many staff members to have their information stolen in a massive blackmail scam. But that’s what happened at Ohlone. The FBI is assisting Ohlone’s faculty and staff in a data breach that has affected a number of people on campus. KTVU reported that 226 faculty and staff members have had their personal information stolen and threatened with public disclosure unless they each paid around $610. According to an email from College President Gari Browning, knowledge of the breach started with an email that was sent to Dr. Chris Dela Rosa, the Vice President of Information

Technology Services. The email, sent on August 24th, stated that the information of Ohlone faculty and staff have been stolen. KTVU has reported the email is untraceable. The email goes on to say, the college’s Information and Technology Services Department found many files and spreadsheets that matched the same personal information that was stolen which has lead them to believe that the person who stole the information did not hack into the database system, but found these files. Shairon Zingsheim, Associate Vice President of Human Resources, is providing relief to staff members by giving them advice on how to get credit monitoring and identity protection services. The campus is also in the process of providing a call center for

teachers who have any further questions. The victims are Ohlone’s teachers and staff that were hired before 2010, says Patrice Birkedahl, Director of College Advancement. She continues to say that over Labor day weekend affected staff members received an email telling them to send a bitcoin to this anonymous person or they would publish the personal information. A bitcoin is currently worth $609.75, this adds up to a total ransom of $137,803.50. Birkedahl says, “The college has arranged free services to the affected staff and faculty that provide credit monitoring,” Allclear ID is the firm providing these services. Not all faculty were victims of this breach. Birkedahl says they do not believe that any part time staff was affected by

this. She informed me that the information stolen included social security numbers, dates of hire, gender and birthdates, “The college has chosen not to release the names of any of the people who were affected as a security caution,” The breach does not affect any Ohlone students, the files that were accessed only contained the information of faculty and staff. An official statement from Ohlone said that there is no proof that the hacker infiltrated Ohlone’s information systems. Federal law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and cyber teams are helping with the investigation. Hopefully this ordeal will come to an end soon.

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Ohlone College: No free lunch, students find food at sky-high prices. Should students pay double for convenience? Story on page 2.

SOPHIA NOORY Staff Writer Being enrolled at Ohlone the past four years has given Miguel Fuentes a passion for helping his fellow students. It has also afforded him a clear grasp on the daily obstacles many students face. Earlier this year he was appointed a student trustee on the Board of Trustees, a position that allows Fuentes to represent the students at board meetings, vote on matters of concern to the board, and voice suggestions and concerns. Passionate about helping his fellow students, Fuentes realised his interest in being involved in the Ohlone community through his previous position with the Associated Students of Ohlone College (ASOC) Fuentes learned through his responsibilities as senator that he enjoyed making a difference and helping students have a better experience during their time at Ohlone. “I didn’t know my passion was to help out the students,” he said. Along with his past leadership experience, Fuentes has a lesser known reason for his passion. He cited his grandmother as his main role model. “She never said no to help those who were in need,” he recalled. As a child, Fuentes was cared for by his grandContinued on Page 3

A New Chancellor for California Community Colleges GABE GALLO Online Editor The California Community College System Board of Governors made history recently when it chose Elroy Ortiz Oakley as the new Chancellor. The first Latino chosen to lead California Community Colleges, Oakley officially begins work December 19. According to his interview with Inside Higher Education, Oakley plans to start off strong with a focus on helping Black and Latino students in tough economic situations by closing the in-

come and opportunity gap. He is also planning on better guided pathways to help students reach their educational goals faster. Oakley served four years in the Army and continued his education at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA. After GWC, he transferred to the University of California, Irvine where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Analysis and Design and Master of Business Administration. Beginning in 2007, Oakley served as Superitendent

of the Long Beach Community College District, where he pioneered the nationally recognized “Long Beach College Promise”. The initiative helps administrators and high school teachers work with college faculty and staff to create clear structured pathways for students to follow as they move from one education institution to another. Oakley served on the boards and committees of the University of California Board of Regents, the Los Angeles Chamber of Com-

merce, the California Forward Leadership Council, the College Futures Foundation, the American Association of Community Colleges, the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and the Long Beach Rotary Club. Finally, Oakley was the Assistant Vice President of the Property & Casualty division of Keenan & Associates and the Manager of Risk Services at the Coast Community College District before being chosen as the new Chancellor of California Community Colleges.

Chancellor Elroy Ortiz Oakley




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NEWS BITES Improve your speaking skill

Toastmasters, a program through Ohlone’s Tri- City One Stop Career Center, is hosting a workshop to motivate, inspire, and develop the public speaking skills of interested students. The program is every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 1100 on the Newark campus, 39399 Cherry St. in Newark. Enrollment is free and open to the public— but a $4 parking fee applies to those without a parking permit or pass. For more information, contact career advisor Gina Riccitelli through her email griccitelli@ or phone 510742-2321.

Student works on display Quick! See an on campus free art exhibit before it’s too late! Ohlone’s very own ceramic professor Jennifer Brazelton created an entire line of art pieces and it’s free of charge to view for the entire Ohlone community. The exhibit, a.k.a. Pinched and Pulled, showcases nationalism under a new light through an extremely unique perspective. Her works of art are on display until Sept. 23. The art gallery is open 11 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Soul Surge set Sept. 29 It’s that time of the year again==Soul Surge time. Soul Surge is a campus activities event held every fall and spring to exhibit students singing abilities. The event is informal, open-mic, and non-competitive. Soul Surge will be on Thursday, Sept. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, email student Activities coordinator, Renee Gonzales(rgonzales@ Come to sing, chill, and have a great time! – Compiled by Monitor staff


Fresh and Natural salads.

How much is too much? TOMI BOYD Staff writer

Ohlone isn’t a posh Ivy League College and most of its students don’t have rock star incomes which is a reason why many choose to brown bag their lunches from home rather than pay the high costs of campus food. The Ohlone College Fresh and Natural Café has been part of Ohlone’s “college life” since 2005. As of late, health code citations and high prices compared to outside food sources have lowered the public opinion of the small franchise. In fact, from my investigation, the Fresh and Natural Café is on average about 20%-50% more expensive than other local restaurants, such at Mission Burger, Subway, and In-N-Out. A burger at Ohlone can run you $4.50 while In-NOut will only charge you $2.45. A bottle of water at Ohlone costs $1.25 while the same water bought in a pack at Safeway costs only 16 cents and about 75 cents individually. Even at formal mid range restaurants such as Chilis and Applebees they offer two course lunch meals for $10, about Kyle, an Ohlone college student said, “I’ve stopped eating there a long time ago. I basi0cally only buy anything if I’m at the Newark campus and forgot to pack my own food. For the money they ask for, I could get better food elsewhere for the same price, if not

cheaper. I could tolerate their prices being a little bit higher if their food was better, but with the way it is, I just don’t even think about it unless there’s literally nothing else.” What Makes It So Expensive? But what is it that makes Ohlone’s student cafés so much more expensive than eating out or making food at home? The cost-building model for the Fresh and Natural café includes charges for organic foods, green cleaning supplies, and health department inspection fees alongside the routine food costs and labor. On one hand, Ohlone college strives to provide top quality service. Aside from purchasing organic foods, Alex Lebedeff, Director of Contracts and Procurements at Ohlone College, says that the café has “recently introduced green cleaning products into the kitchens”. Fremont city ordinances also apply certain restrictions on the types of utensils and packaging materials that Ohlone supplies. Municipal code 8.40.880 required Ohlone college to provide recyclable and compostable utensils and takeaway packages while banning polystyrenes. Other ordinances such as 8.40.140 and 8.50.100 add costs to the model by imposing fees for inspections and waste disposal. Additionally, some “costdriven elements”, such as food and labor, depend on the economy at large.

For example, the outbreak of bird flu in 2015 forced the euthanizations of over 47 million chickens and turkeys, which in turn raised the prices of chicken meats, turkey meats, and eggs by approximately 30%. Altogether, these cost driven elements have driven the café prices upwards by an average of 17% in recent years. “I understand how difficult it is for students, I was a student, to find the extra dollar or two to actually go eat when you don’t have the luxury of a lot of time”, said Director Lebedeff, “[but] we cannot operate at a loss”. In fact, many of the items sold at the college café are items that can be bought at Costco, Safeway, or Lucky’s groceries—items like Pop-Tarts, Alhambra water, fresh fruit, and Clif bars. These items can be bought from local grocery stores for almost 10%-20% of their prices at the Ohlone café and can last a student anywhere from weeks to months. Not Impressed with Food Presentation Michael, an Ohlone student, told the Monitor that “As someone who has been in food service for almost 10 years I’m not impressed by the way that they present their product. They sell things that other people have made (Jamba Juice, Peet’s coffee, pop-tarts). On top of all that it’s overpriced. Those muffins that they sell I can get a pack of 6 or 8 at Costco for maybe a dollar more than what they charge.

I understand that they’re a business but their customers are college students our hallmark has always been a shortage of money.” Prices of items at the café are ultimately decided via contracts between the Fresh and Natural Food Service group and Ohlone college. Fresh and Natural has been called into questioning in recent years due to several incidents of failing to meet food safety standards. Ohlone’s café received a “Conditional Pass” in 2013 after failing to meet at least two major food safety standards during an inspection. The café was re-inspected three months later and given a “Pass”. In the past three months, Chabot college in Hayward decided not to renew their annual contract with the Fresh and Natural Food Service group, opting instead to hire the Pacific Dining Food Service Group. Other colleges in the bay, such as De Anza college and Foothill college, have taken a different route by providing food service directly from the college itself. “Ohlone has no plans to procure or obtain any other options,” says Director Lebedeff, referring to entering into a contract with any other food service group. Instead, the college will focus on expanding their catering service and updating the Ohlone cafés. Plans to update the Fresh and Natural café on the Fremont campus will ensue as soon as the building of the academic core is complete.




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JULIAN MONCALEANO Staff writer The big question after the massive ITT Tech closure is: How many of its students will head for community colleges such as Ohlone? The Department of Education recently announced that the ITT Technical Institute has been stripped of its qualifications for student aid, forcing it to close it’s doors immediately to more than 100 campuses and 35,000 students. In addition to financial

hardships, ITT has also had drawbacks with its accreditation twice this year. It’s been reported this may be due to ITT Tech’s fabricated graduation rates and job placement figures for years. This abrupt move has left it’s student body without the chance of degrees as well as leaving more than 8,000 people unemployed. Debbie Cochrane, Vice President of the Institute for College Access and Success, said “They’ve done their part of the bargain. They took out the loans

Ohlone Terror Suspect’s Father: Don’t Seek Help from the Government DINA DELEON Staff writer If you are an avid reader of the Monitor, you may remember Adam Shafi. If not here’s the scoop. Adam Shafi is a 23 year-old former Ohlone Student and Fremont resident who was arrested and indicted for attempting to aid a terrorist organization in 2015. Shafi was arrested at the San Francisco International Airport while trying to board a plane to Turkey, backed with evidence of his intent to aid the terror group Al Nusra (a sub-group of Al Qaeda). His father, who was concerned for his well-being after he went missing during a family trip in Egypt, tipped off the authorities. If convicted, Shafi could face 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. It is unknown when Shafi will stand trial. He is being incarcerated without bail. Since the indictment, his father Sal Shafi regrets turning him in. He believed law enforcement would help him, but he never expected that the government would keep Adam in solitary confinement until trial. The Muslim Public Affairs Council Safe Spaces Initiative focuses on preventing and/or intervening and rehabilitating rather than arresting and incarcerating. Groups like MPAC are attempting to give choices to families like Shafi’s. Before his arrest the Community Inquiry Team also encouraged Adam to join one of the many programs and groups Fremont Islamic Center (FIC) had, including the FIC political engagement team, where he could find a positive outlet to channel his energy to help

the Syrian people by, for example, engaging members of Congress. The US Federal Government has made an example out of Shafi based on the information it has received-- especially since many of these cases seem to have become more common with some of the other threats and attacks that have occurred recently. They have evidence he was trying to join a foreign terrorist organization like Al-Nusra. According to court documents they had enough evidence to arrest Adam based on the phone conversations and email history related to terrorist searches. According to an article in the New York Daily News, as quoted by Michael Downing, the deputy chief of the Los Angeles Police Department and head of the counterterrorism bureau, “Muslim-Americans have always been cooperative in pointing out potential dangers. He has personally been called by community members after several things, very significant things”. After the mayhem between Adam’s father –Sal-and the government, it’s clear his father feels a deep sense of regret. According to, if you suspect your child of radical group involvement, Sal warns parents, “Don’t even think about going to the government”. Obviously it can be noted-- no matter what the crime-- a father’s love for his child never ceases. For more information on this case, visit http:// o h l o n e m o n i t o r. c o m / news/2016/05/13/formerohlone-student-chargedwith-trying-to-aid-terrorgroup/.

to pay for their education. They graduated and what the school promised them wasn’t true”. The department greatly encourages many community colleges to be flexible in accepting credits from ITT. Even With 15 locations across California being shut down, we cannot expect local community colleges to have an influx in enrollment. According to Patrice Birkedahl, Director of College Advancement, “We do not expect to see a spike in enrollment from the ITT

shut down, however we will welcome any ITT students to join us here at Ohlone College.” Whether ITT credits will be transferrable, community college will likely be the best option for students facing college debts from the institution. Since this semester has already begun, there isn’t much to expect in terms of raising enrollment, however, come Spring 2017 we may all anticipate having some new ITT Tech students here at Ohlone College.

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however, he tries to work with the ASOC as much as he can. “It’s a great way, so the students can see unity,” he said. As soon as he was sworn in, he began talks with President Browning and the Board of Trustees about suggestions and changes on campus. This school year, Fuentes successfully proposed a one week grace period, allowing students to park in the parking lots for the first week of the semester without worrying about paying for a parking permit. Next, he said, he wants to work on making buses more accessible by trying to work out possible bus passes for students.

Trustee is making waves early on mother and it was she who taught him about respecting and helping others. He especially admired how she traveled to places she had never been before and talked to new people. Fuentes remembers how she was never embarrassed of anything because she was more than happy to spread the word of her faith. Now, he says, he is going to try to follow her footsteps and continue her legacy. “That’s the main reason why I love helping students because I had the best mentor.” These days his position is not part of the ASOC,

Its a great way, so, the students can see unity. -Miguel Fuentes



Safe and Sound SAM CAMPBELL Feature’s Editor

Ohlone Campus Police Services (OCPS) want students to know they’re always around to help maintain safety at the school in order to ensure all students have a fun and safe education experience,. “We are a resource, we are open for questions, I have officers here 24/7” says Campus Police Chief John Worley.,He goes on to say “We also provide drills to make sure our emergency systems are in place. We try not to do this too often, because obviously you’re here to learn, but we want to make sure you have a safe environment in which learn.” Emergency Protocols Have you ever really thought about what to do if someone starts shooting on campus? What if there is a fire or an earthquake while you’re in class? The OCPS has protocols for these emergency situations and more on their website (http://www. as well as informative videos.

Police Escort and Student Escort Officers Campus security knows that it can be scary walking to your car alone at night so Police Escorts and Student Escort Officers are available if you ever feel unsafe and would like someone to accompany you to your car. Call OCPS at your desired campus. An escort will meet you and walk you to your car Anonymous Reporting If you ever see something that doesn’t seem right or you want to report a crime but you don’t want your name involved, you can leave anonymous safety concerns with campus security. This can be a desirable option for those students who don’t want to get involved in a situation, but know that something wrong might be happening. If you see something, say something. Even if you say it anonymously. Arming Campus Police In addition to the resources we already have on campus, Chief Worley is proposing that Ohlone arm his force in an effort to make the campus

NEWS safer. (See the article titled “Taking Aim” by Mira Chandra). Reaching Ohlone Campus Police Services If you ever need to contact OCPS, they’re offices are at Fremont Building 20 and Newark Center 1001 or call them at (510) 659-6111 for Fremont and (510) 742-2311 for Newark. You can also contact campus security through Blue Phones (for emergencies only) found on both campuses. According to the OCPS website you can find these phones on the second floor of buildings four and six, in the parking garage. On the Newark campus you can find blue emergency phones in both parking lots. The OCPS and Ohlone plan to equip the sports fields, parking lots, and Academic Core buildings with these emergency Blue Phones as well, for added security. Your safety and the safety of those around you is the main priority of OCPS, so do not be afraid to reach out and ask for help if you need it.

Fremont Campus Emergency Evacuation Map

Hide Your Eyes TOMI BOYD Staff Writer

Newark Campus Emergency Evacuation Map

A community member who recently reported she had been the victim of a sexual flasher while walking across Ohlone’s Fremont campus had no luck with security CCTV footage of the alleged crime thanks to what has been described by Ohlone police as an “anomaly.” The citizen—who wished to remain anonymous—submitted her report via the Campus Police Services (OCPS) confidential internet security email page. In her interview with campus police, the victim reported that she and the assailant had been walking across the quad near Building 5 when the incident occurred. The man asked her for

the time, which she gave him. He then thanked her and walked ahead. Soon after, he turned around and pointed to his exposed penis, saying, “I appreciate it”. The suspect was described as a white male of thin build, in his late 30s or 40s, around 5’8” tall, with medium length brown hair and a light beard. The victim did not mention seeing any identifying marks or scars on the suspect. The OCPS officer reviewed the security footage of the victim and the alleged assault to no avail. During the time in question, the security footage skips in what Ohlone police chief John Worley said can only be described as “an anomaly”. Though Ohlone’s Information Technology team has reviewed the footage, the

“skip” is considered unrecoverable. Chief Worley assures that cameras on both campuses are up-to-date. He mentions an ongoing plan to increase the number of security cameras on both the Fremont and Newark campuses as well. The increase will be completed in phases and is expected to be finished alongside the completion of the Academic Core buildings. “With incidents like this it’s not a single-time occurrence,” said Chief Worley, “we’re looking to get the perpetrator off the streets to prevent him from doing it again.” He assures that if any new information were to arise, OCPS would continue to work on the case.

Taking Aim MIRA CHANDRA News Editor Is it really necessary to arm Ohlone’s security force? According to the school’s Police Chief John Worley, it is. Recently, I interviewed Chief Worley about the controversial subject of arming campus police officers. The proposal was made by the Chief himself to combat the dangers and threats of active shootings on various campuses throughout the United States. To provide background information to those reading, according to the F.B.I. in an active shooter study 70 percent of the incidents occurred in either a commerce/business or educational Environment and 60 percent of the incidents ended before police arrived.” “The findings establish an increasing frequency of incidents annually.” And, “In 63 incidents where the duration of the incident could be ascertained, 44 of 63 incidents ended in 5 minutes or less, with 23 ending in 2 minutes or less.” Given these stats, why are student’s wary of arming Ohlone police officers? Recently across the country, many officers have become infamous for perpetuating the idea of being “trigger happy”, and murdering civilians unlawfully under the pretext of public safety Understanding this concern, ChiefWorley explained that he hopes to assure Ohlone students on the matter, “Our Officers- you know we’re a smaller communityso we’re like a family. We’re looking to protect our family. We believe active communication and addressing any issues which do come up, are kind of making sure these fears are put aside and answered to the best of our ability”. He continued by insisting the proposal will include safeguards. “There will be additional training along


with the arming of these police officers. This isn’t haphazard, there is a large amount of training,” he said. Even if additional training would occur, is it still necessary to arm Ohlone P.D.? The chief maintains it is. “A lot of people say well Fremont and Newark, they’re pretty safe communities, there’s not a whole lot of criminal activity- and i’ll say that is true, our campus is- statistically it is safe- however if you look at other colleges which have had this incident, that’s no indication, it is the one off, it’s somebody that has some issues. It doesn’t have to do with the crime statistics at all.” After the interview, I did some digging of my own. According to the Crime Statistics for Ohlone Community College District, in the past three years there have been zero weapons possessions arrests on both the Fremont Main and Newark campus, as well as zero reported hate crimes. It would appear--at least from the perspective of the proponents arguing against arming the police--that their stance is justified, given the zero reported incidents related to active shooting crimes. To the contrary, the most recent active shooting crime on a junior college campus occurred at Umpqua College, Roseburg, Oregon, a school also with a normally low crime rate.. So goes the true, debatable question: will arming Ohlone campus police officers make the school safer? To find out more information about active shootings on college campuses, take a look at dotAsset/74ebd3f0-af764b35-a0e5-3a6a7b9725d3. pdf . To learn more about crime statistics on Ohlone Campuses, visit: http://www. crimeatohlone.html.



Not Your Fault

It’s 10:15 p.m. and you’re surrounded by a campus covered in the cloak of night. You had to talk to your English professor after class about an essay that wouldn’t accept past 11:59—the meeting took 25 minutes too long. Finally, you’re out of there. You look around and you notice you’re the only one on the upper level of campus. Your headphones are blasting that new drake song. It’s a miracle if you can hear anything other than Rihanna’s Caribbean flare while she repeats “work work work work work”. Suddenly, you’re violently shoved against the wall and your screams are muffled by a mysterious figure’s hand. You begin to assume the worst. Quickly you think, “I should call for help”, but it’s of no use, your hands are frozen with fear—just like the rest of your body. Sexual assault and rape on college campuses is a horrific reality that occurs daily, however, according to recent statistics, this is not a reality for Ohlone Students. Other than the most recent case of indecent exposure, which occurred last June— see article “hide your eyes” on page 4--, according to the crime statistics for the Ohlone Community College District, there has been no more than one reported case of sexual assault within the past three years. Rape and sexual assault plagues both college and university campuses now more than ever. According to, “11.2% of all students experience rape or sexual assault through

physical force, violence, or incapacitation (among all graduate and undergraduate students)”. There has been a recent increase in reported sexual violence, maybe due to the both women and men fighting against a judicial system which doesn’t support the victim. Unfortunately, it’s not always the case where a victim is supported and an attacker receives adequate punishment for their crime. As we can see in the most recently reported and highly sensationalized rape case- Brock turner, a rapist from Stanford university, raped and assaulted an unconscious woman - who chose to remain anonymous—back in July 2015. Brock faced up to fourteen years in prison, which was shortened to a six month sentence, where he ultimately only served three months due to an early release for “good behavior”. Because of cases similar to Brock’s, many assaults aren’t reported because a state’s justice system is not supportive of a sexual violence victim, and chooses to cover up and disregard sexual assault all together. On campuses, incidents are frequently not reported as well—school’s don’t want to protect and defend a victim for P.R. and “image” reasons—which is complete bullshit. In addition to my research, I had an interview with the Chief of Campus Police, John Worley, we discussed Ohlone’s astonishingly clean crime record— specifically the close to nonexistent sexual assault and rape record of both the main and Newark campuses. “We haven’t had too many problems at all in that area.” he said, “we do realize it can be an embarrassing [to report], type thing, and be very difficult [to go

through].” “We want to provide brown bag kind of training and all that stuff which provides people to come over and just kind of provide more information on what you can do to prevent sexual assault, and awareness, the type of behavior you should probably avoid”, he continued. So is rape “preventable”? Officer Worely certainly thinks so. The Chief did insist, “it’s certainly not the person’s fault, but however, you should have to take responsibility to prevent something.” I understood what the officer was trying to explain. By no means is he holding the victim responsible of a sexual assault incident, but isn’t this just a further perpetuation of the belief where sexual assault is more preventable by the victim, rather than by the attacker? Shouldn’t there be “brown bag trainings” educating the Ohlone student community on how rape is a vile and unacceptable practice with serious repercussions? I do believe preventative measures are necessary and would benefit every student, but this idea behind rape being inevitable, and how an individual can, “best avoid it”, is absurd. This being said, Ohlone is extremely safe in comparison to many other colleges. More State level governments are realizing the pressing issue of sexual violence- specifically on campuses- and are taking action. Ultimately, it’s up to parents, America’s education system, and our government to educate society and it’s children the following: the concept of rape is a learned behavior, and can be unlearned, victims are never the instigators of such situations, it is always the fault of the attacker, and its. Not. Your. Fault.

Former Cafe Manager Robbed at Knife Point TOMI BOYD STAFF WRITER Jenny Seetoh, former general manager of Ohlone’s Fresh and Natural cafe, is still missing from the public eye soon after being held at knifepoint and robbed on Ohlone’s Fremont campus. Seetoh was robbed of $3800 at knifepoint while exiting building 5 on the Fremont campus, this past June. The crime occurred while Seetoh was locking up the rear entrance to the café. Seetoh told the Campus Police (CPS) officers that

the assailant came up behind her and threatened her with a large knife. She gave him the $3800 from her purse and he pushed her against the glass doors, then escaped. “I feared for my life,” Seetoh told police in her report. The assailant was described as a black male adult in blue jeans and a black hooded sweatshirt. Seetoh did not report the crime until early the next morning, claiming that she was “worried about paying her sales tax” and believed that she needed to wait 24 hours to report the crime. This notion is incorrect, as

CPS officers are available on campus 24 hours a day and can be reached by calling the CPS phone number. According to Campus Police reports, Jenny Seetoh has been the victim of three other thefts and burglaries in the past year, including $700 being taken from her purse in her car, $4000 being taken from her parked car, and $2000, 2 iPads, and a laptop computer being stolen from her office. All the previous burglaries and thefts occurred in or around building 5, wherein Seetoh’s vehicle or office had been left unlocked and

unattended for long periods of time. Since the assault, Seetoh has left the service of the Fresh and Natural Food Service Group as well as Ohlone college without giving notice or any forwarding information. Thomas Nguyen, vice president of the Fresh and Natural Food Service Group said that “Jenny, a former manager, suddenly left without notifying anyone. The surrounding events are still under review”. Video surveillance on the night of the alleged assault captured Seetoh’s van as she made her way towards the

café, but did not capture the attack or any footage of Seetoh herself exiting the building. In previous burglaries involving Seetoh, video surveillance also failed to capture footage of the crimes. At this time, the assault on Seetoh, and all previous thefts/burglaries involving her are currently under review by the Fremont Police Department (FPD). Currently, there are no suspects. CPS Chief John Worley said that the cases are “suspended due to no further leads, but not closed”.




Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame announces new inductees

The Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame has recently announced its class of 2016… Here are the BARHOF’s newest inductees: Program host: Dianne Nicolini is the midday announcer on KDFC, where she’s been since 1997. She started her Bay Area radio career KKHI in 1983 and spent 10 years working there until the station was sold to Westinghouse Broadcasting in 1993 and they flipped the once-popular classical station to a Talk format. An Oakland native, she aspired to be a movie star. Studying theater at the University of Missouri, she saw a job posting for an all-night DJ shift, playing classical music. It was 1980, and she soon forgot about the movies. Says current KDFC President, Bill Leuth, “She’s one of the stars of classical radio.” Program host: Hoyt Smith is an old-school nice guy, a warm presence between t he songs. Those tunes have ranged from Top 40

to smooth jazz. He transitioned into the Classical music format in 1999, where he joined KDFC to become the morning show host. He has been doing wake-ups ever since. Some of his fans also know him from K101, KNBR, KYUU, KLOK-FM and KKSF. He began at KSFO as a go-fer for radio king Don Sherwood. There he received some sage advice from DJ Carter B. Smith: “Kid, you don’t want to do this for a living.” News: Wes “Scoop” Nisker is remembered for his sign-off from KSAN ( Jive 95) newscasts in the ’70s: “If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own.” Nisker made news himself with his innovative mashups of reporting and editorializing, and with his audio collages, mixing sound bites with music and comedy and cosmic bits. The result? “The only news you could dance to,” he said. He would produce two albums, appear on KFOG in the ’80s and ’90s, and write several books, often reflecting his Buddhist faith. Sports: Known since childhood as “Kevin the Rat,” Kevin Radich did not study broadcasting or serve as an intern. He entered a contest. It was on KFOG, in 1985, when the station was looking for a sports reporter. Radich won the on-air competition and has remained on the


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air since, moving to KRQR and then to KNBR for an extended stay. A few years and gigs later, he landed at KGO in 2005. He was let go from KGO last year and has since resurfaced at KCBS. Specialty: Narsai David, KCBS food and wine editor, appears on weekends, offering recipes, wine reviews and culinary news. Before radio, David owned Narsai’s restaurant in Kensington beginning in 1970, operated a market and bakery, catered rock stars’ concerts and parties, hosted a PBS series and wrote a column for The San Francisco Chronicle. Until 1996, he was a regular on KTVU’s morning show and co-hosted a PBS series on regional cuisines, “Cook-Off America.” Executive: KABL, which in the ’60s dispensed with what it called “beautiful music” (and what others derided as “elevator music”), enlivened things with poetic musings about San Francisco (even though it was licensed to Oakland) and promotional events. The late Dave McKinsey, who rose from copywriter to program director in his 30 years there, was one of its great creative forces. He came up with annual snake races on St. Patrick’s Day and conceived the Cable Car Bell Ringing contest, which rings on today. Engineering: Robert Hammett and Edward Edison

were consulting engineers in the firm they founded in San Francisco in 1955 called Hammett & Edison. Their company helped expand coverage for AM, FM and TV broadcasters. In 1992, four years after they retired, their company received the engineering achievement award at the National Association of Broadcasting’s convention. Hammett died in 2002 at age 82. Edison died in 2009 at 89. Pioneer: “Living Legend” honoree Hilly Rose was a talk show host on KCBS in the 1960’s, where he began as a news reporter. His resume includes stints at KNEW and KGO. He also worked at KFI in Los Angeles in the 1970’s, where he began covering paranormal topics, later putting a paranormal talk show on the Internet and satellite radio. He has guest-hosted for Art Bell, Larry King and others, and wrote a book about his profession,“But That’s Not What I Called About.” Pioneer: Wilma Wilson Church began producing radio dramas in 1922 for KRE in Berkeley, where she was a drama instructor at a private high school for girls. She produced radio plays for KRE with great success before moving on to KPO, where she worked through the 1940s before joining NBC and its Pacific Coast Network. She was said to have produced more radio

dramatic programs than any other individual on the West Coast in her time on the air. Pioneer: Dean Maddox did it all in Bay Area radio in the 1930s and ’40s. He arrived in 1933, after a career in vaudeville and on Broadway in New York City, and landed at KYA. He spent the next 22 years doing “The Marin Dell Dairy Amateur Hour” show on KFRC and KGO, and a talk show on KSFO on Sundays live from the Cliff House. He was a popular “man on the street” interviewer and the play-by-play announcer for the Oakland Oaks from 1939 to 1942. Congrats to all of the newest Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame inductees! FOR YOUR WEEKEND LISTENING PLEASURE! Music artists Lukas Graham, and Daya will be among the special guests this Saturday evening on the Top 40 music radio show Most Requested Live with Romeo. For more information about this show, including how to listen to and interact with the show’s cast members and listeners can be found at the show’s website: http://www. Monitor Radio Columnist Henry Ochs has spent many years working in radio and can be reached at or on Twitter @DJHammerinhank

How do you feel about Apple removing its headphone jack in the iPhone 7 and replacing it with wireless earphones and an adapter?

“It’s weird. I don’t believe it’s smart to do that. I don’t understand the concept of the adaptor either.” Sophia Cunningham Major: Undeclared “

“I’m an android user and I always thought Apple was always slow at improving. They listen to what sells rather than what their customers want. There is such an upheaval about it and has more negativity than any other thing they have announced.” Josue Flores Major: International Relations

“I think it’s stupid. There’s a reason people have earphones. We lose things and we are going to be losing money for the wireless headphones.” Mena Sharifi Major: Nursing

“I think it was a good move. Apple was the first company to develop new things. I have mixed opinions because it’s easy to lose and I don’t think the sound quality will be as good.” Kunal Patel Major: Finance

“They are trying their best. It seems like a random idea, I wish it was more innovative.” Shivani Bhatt Major: Computer Science



SEPTEMBER 15, 2016


OHLONE, A NAME CHANGE IS A MUST SAM CAMPBELL Opinions Editor As an Indigenous person I have to traverse the new world that my people had no hand in building while still trying to hold onto the little remnants left of my culture. But everyday we see teams with derogatory native names and mascots, music festival attendants in headdresses, dreamcatcher tattoos, and so much more all in an attempt to “honor” us. The appropriation of Indigenous culture and ways of life goes beyond those facebook posts and right onto my diploma. And now, as a student, I too am apart of the same problem which I spend my whole life fighting against. Our school, Ohlone College, is in dire need of a name, logo, and team name change. Many of you are thinking, “wait, but by having the name Ohlone, we are paying respect to the people who were here before us.” And it’s completely logical to assume such, but, it’s important to note that there was never a tribe known as Ohlone. Over 50 tribes which were in the area were grouped together by the Spaniards

onto missions, and were renamed Ohlone, thus erasing their identity, which is a legacy we here at the college are only continuing. This is a phenomenon known as settler colonialism- which according to Dr. Augustine Park, associate professor at Carleton University, is when “the colonisers demand that Indigenous populations go away whether through literal/ physical death or through figurative/social forms of death through assimilation or absorption into the settler [government].” What this means is the following: in order to get what they want, in this case, for the natives to be gone so they themselves can live on the land, they have to either kill everyone or just kill their identity and spirit by forcing them to abandon everything they are. Our use of the name Ohlone just further propagates this idea. By adopting the rhetoric of the colonisers we have justified this erasure, and have adopted it ourselves. We aren’t honoring anything but the forced assimilation of thousands of indigenous people, and the literal erasure of an entire population’s culture and

existence. Even our logo is severe cultural appropriation. We have a feather hanging on the side of the sun. It seems fine, what could be wrong about that? Well, feathers weren’t merely accessories-they aren’t something to be used arbitrarily for decorative purposes. Every tribe had their own specific customs, but to many who used them, feathers meant honor and a spiritual connection to the earth and all living things. To be presented with a feather was similar to being presented with a medal in today’s standards. They meant something, you had to earn one- what we are doing is similar to dressing up as a military member and wearing a medal of honor we didn’t earn. Ohlone college can do and has done nothing to earn one. Instead, we built on the land, destroying habitats for many animals, and we continue to build. Our “connection” isn’t nearly as close to what they meant. To add insult to injury, our team name title is The Renegades. Renegade, as defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary, means, “someone or something that

causes trouble and cannot be controlled” or “an individual who rejects lawful or conventional behavior.” This perpetuates the savage imagery of Indigenous people that hollywood has spent so many years building, and institutionalizing in cinematic and entertainment platforms. Whether intentional or not, by associating the name Ohlone with the term Renegades, we are saying the people who were here, were heathens which couldn’t be controlled. Tell me how this is honoring or even respecting the natives of the area. This reinforces settler colonialism I earlier mentioned. By dehumanizing us, the college is inadvertently forcing everyone to ignore how this has literal - short and long term- negative effects on people. If we want to honor the people whose land we took and their descendants, treat them with respect, both inside and outside of the classroom. Change the name, logo, and team name. Get a program in ethnic studies about Indigenous people-- change attitudes and beliefs through education.

In May of this year Houston Independent School District voted to rename 3 of their schools. Their estimated spendage for one was under $500,000, but let’s be generous and say it’s going to cost Ohlone $1,000,000. This averages out to fairly 167 international students paying a semester of tuition or tuition from 833 in-state students paying for one semester. A good majority of this revenue can come from the Measure G bond being used to build the academic core buildings-- they’re already in construction and the name change would be taken care in what is already occurring. I understand someone must have thought they were doing what was morally right by natives of this area when they created all of this, but I’m here to explain: it’s not okay and this needs to stop. Indigenous graduation rates for high school are the lowest of all racial groups, we should be fighting to keep students similar to myself in the classrooms. As a student here and an Indigenous person I should be able to feel comfortable in my academic environment, just as everyone else.

WATER POLO COACH LIVES AND BREATHES SWIM YUMYAT THWE Staff Writer Ohlone’s new water polo coach at 6’7” fits nicely into the school’s new pool. And Casey Fleming, 23, an experienced national athlete, has praised Renegades Men’s Water Polo for working hard and growing everyday as a team and also as individuals. “From the first day I saw them to where we are at now, we have grown tremendously,” said Fleming, “Every single game we play, it’s going to be something that as a group we play together, the more we play our system, the better as a team will come.” Fleming explained that getting a good seat to start this season on this upcoming home conference game against De Anza College is the main focus of the team. Fleming loves being in water more than anyone he knows. He’s always thinking about the pool or sports related to water. He said that he basically eats and drinks at the pool. If he’s not in the water, Fleming is most likely hiking or outside enjoying nature. A San Jose Christian High School Graduate A San Jose Valley Christian High School Graduate, Fleming went to the University of Pacific, and played water polo as part of the

Tigers for 5 years, serving as captain for 2 years. Fleming is not only a coach and water polo player but he’s also an accomplished swimmer. His life has been all about sports and being a college coach was his intended career. He experienced coaching in high school and in summer camps, along with internships throughout his undergraduate years. His Master’s Degree is focused on coaching and teaching science. Fleming was able to finish his undergraduate degree in 3 ½ years, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Health,

AFK Lounge A little way from the 1st and Santa Clara bus station in San Jose, lies the AFK gaming lounge. It was introduced to the world as a Kickstarter, and despite noble efforts the crowdfunding campaign, they fell short. But thankfully a

Exercise, and Sports Science with a concentration in Sports Pedagogy in 1 ½ years. He said “I like the aspect of being able to mentor kids as well as coach them, and improve their talent, and help them see their passion in sports, and the fun that can come out of it.”

Expects Championship Habits As a new head coach, Fleming expects the Men’s water polo team to have championship habits both in and out of the pool. Fleming also mentioned that he expects the players to excel in academics because professional opportunity

FROM THE FIRST DAY I SAW THEM TO WHERE WE ARE AT NOW, WE HAVE GROWN TREMENDOUSLY.” -Casey Flemming private investor picked up the project and there was much nerd rejoicing. The 15,000 square foot facility’s first floor houses a bar, kitchen, and seating with TV screens and gaming consoles on every available surface. The bottom floor consists of a local-area network room, with banks of whirring computers ready to host the latest multiplayer computer games. The hangout prides itself on providing food, drinks and fun till the wee hours of the night. Open 11am- 12pm on weekdays, and till 2 am on weekends, it’s definitely a night time space.

I went on a Monday night, and found the place sparsely populated. Apparently, it has the majority of its business on the weekends. Its game selection is expansive, but not exhaustive. The inventory leans towards my inner 90’s kid, as the Nintendo 64’ and GameCube were the best equipped systems. It had a number of fun food options, such as cheeseburger eggrolls, which were actually pretty good. AFK also has a burger that pops on and off the menu, known as “THE WARCHIEF” which is a burger only an orc warlord

plummets after college for most athletes. “I do think that it’s very critical for athletes to be great students in the classroom so that they can succeed in the pool as well,” he said. Fleming also believes that players need to be able to balance their work life, social life, and family life while playing sports professionally. “That is what it takes to be an athlete,” said Fleming. Good luck throughout this season, – Ohlone Monitor, Sports.

could possibly finish. It features a generous helping of every meat in the house, which totals to about eight different meats including a whole steak! The drinks are strong enough to dull the pain of losing a game to a 13-yearold, but the funny names and clever combinations make up for it. I got the “Press Start”, a vodka and orange tropical beverage. It turned out pretty good. Given the locations newness, and its somewhat niche appeal, I think it’s well on its way to being a Saturday night staple. I look forward to getting schooled in Super Smash Brothers there again soon.




Women Water Polo Win! Yumyat Thwe Staff Writer


Allison Luccarell about to score against the waterpolo team of Sacramento College during the scrimmage on September 9, 2016.

Ohlone Falls Short By One

Ronnie Lozano Sports Editor

Sometimes, you make your own breaks or lose them by an own goal. That was the case for Ohlone’s Women’s Soccer Team Saturday, as they defeated Lake Tahoe Community College 1-0. Even during a scoreless first half, Ohlone had more shots on goal than Lake Tahoe and that continued into the 2nd half. The pressure they applied finally paid off in the 81st minute when the game deciding score was knocked in on an own goal by the Coyotes.

Off To A Good Start For most of the 21st century, the 49ers have been the talk of the Bay Area for all the right reasons while the Raiders have exemplified dysfunction. In 2016, however, the pendulum of positivity has swung in the direction of the East Bay. The Raiders head into the season with their best chance to make the playoffs since they reached Super Bowl 37 in 2003. The optimism in Oakland has been sparked by its core of young stars. With the trio of Quarterback Derek Carr, Running Back Latavius Murray, and Wide Receiver Amari Cooper, the Silver and Black should see the end zone plenty of times this season. Former 49er Michael Crabtree provides a steady target on the outside for Carr, along with familiar options Seth Roberts and Andre Holmes at Wide Out. On defense, young superstar Khalil Mack heads a group that made plenty of additions this offseason. The third-year pass rusher has been surrounded by solid veterans including: Bruce Irvin, Reggie Nelson,

The Renegades Women’s Water Polo team won a recent scrimmage against Sacramento City College 16-2. Ohlone created separat ion early, which led to dominance throughout the match. The scrimmage took place at the new Ohlone

Fremont Outdoor Pool. The exhibition will help the team build up their stamina and endurance in water. The team, under the wings of the head coach, Alyssa Hess, and assistant coach, Alyssa Stringer, is aiming to conquer wins in upcoming conference games. The first home conference game on September 28th is against De Anza College.

The pivotal push was led by midfielder/forward Tori Larsen and forward Henna Mohabbat as they forced Lake Tahoe’s defender into a poor position to clear the ball. The displacement led to the own goal. According to Head Coach Larry Heslin, the Renegades “dictated the pace” and “created chances” throughout the match. The Renegades’ control of possession allowed them to manufacture opportunities to score, which gave them a better chance to eventually breakthrough. After a loss against undefeated Diablo Valley (5-0-0)

on Tuesday that left room for improvement, the Renegades showed progress. Coach Heslin attributed the improvement to his players, saying they “worked hard in practice” and “competed hard in the game.” He added that he “doesn’t want the team to play their best game early in the season,” hoping they’ll continue to exhibit a work ethic that will produce better results throughout the season. Ohlone (2-1-1) will continue to work through their preseason schedule on Thursday in Santa Maria at 4:00 PM against Allan Hancock College.

Ohlone Womens’ Soccer team is back! Photography of the team took on Fall 2015.

and Sean Smith. Irvin, a member of the 2 014 Super Bowl champ ion Seattle Seahawks will c ontribute to the pass rush w hile Nelson and Smith will m an the secondary, which w as considered a weakness f or the Raiders last season. In Santa Clara, the 49ers h ave started to show some of the dysfunction their Bay Area counterparts displayed for most of the past decade. As an example, Colin Kaepernick has become a polarizing figure because of his decision not to stand during the National Anthem. Also, Bruce Miller was recently cut from the team after being charged with seven felonies; one of which included beating a 70-year old man with his own cane. Kaepernick and Miller were part of the Jim Harbaugh led 49ers that reignited the glory of the Red and Gold. Another player that was around during his regime, Aaron Lynch was also in the news this offseason for questionable reasons. Lynch became a pleasant surprise at Outside Linebacker the past two seasons, after being drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 draft. But he has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse. The man tasked with managing the players is Chip Kelly. Kelly was a well-

renowned coaching prospect after leaving Oregon following the 2012 College Football season. He was hired by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 and had a 2621 record until he was fired prior to Week 17 of last season. Although he was run out of Philly, Kelly is thought of around the NFL as a gifted offensive mind who can maximize talent. He’ll have some pieces to work with but not as much as he had when he was successful with the Eagles. His most talented offensive players are Running Back Carlos Hyde and Wide Receiver Torrey Smith. When healthy, Hyde can spark the Niners’ offense with his elusiveness and ability to evade tacklers. Unfortunately, he was limited to just seven games last season, which was his first opportunity to become the full-time starter. As for Smith, he leads the receiving corps as a deep ball threat who can blow the cover off a defense. Entering his 2nd season with San Francisco, he will have a chance to prove himself as the #1 Wide Receiver. An unproven group made up of rookie Aaron Burbridge, Quinton Patton, along with veterans Jeremy Kerley, and Rod Streater round out the list of Wide Outs. Patton is a breakout candidate with the potential to thrive in Kelly’s uptempo offense because of his speed and quickness.

The man he will be catching passes from is Blaine Gabbert. Gabbert beat out Kaepernick for the starting job and is in the same boat as most of his teammates, who are either out for a chance to make a name for themselves, or in his case, revive their careers. Unlike this season, the 49ers had a proven roster from ’12-’14 when they made three consecutive NFC Championship games, possessing most of their best talent on defense. Last season, the defense had to adjust after the premature retirements of All-Pro linebacker Patrick Willis, and his understudy Chris Borland who played just one season. He played just his rookie year because he feared future head injuries caused by football related contact. The man Borland replaced in ‘14, NaVarro Bowman returned last season after he tore his ACL in the 2013 NFC Championship game. He picked up where he left off and led the NFL in tackles last season and will continue to lead the 49ers’ defense by example. Aside from Bowman, the defense is led by safeties Antoine Bethea and Eric Reid. Bethea is a threetime Pro Bowler and Reid is considered one of the best safeties in the NFL. Their leadership should help aid a secondary that may struggle at cornerback. The 49ers enter 2016


with the odds stacked against them. There are two teams within their division that have the potential to reach the Super Bowl, in Arizona and Seattle. They are two of the best teams in the NFL and the Niners will have to play each of them twice. A realistic goal may be third place, but they will have to compete with the newly re-located Los Angeles Rams who have an experienced coach and a talented defense. Although the Raiders are more talented than years past, their division is not much easier. They will have to compete with the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos. Also, the Kansas City Chiefs have steadily risen the past three years and may be better than Denver this season. Finally, Oakland will have to deal with the Chargers. Led by the gritty Philip Rivers, who is known for competing no matter who he’s playing with or against, San Diego is a formidable opponent. The Raiders will definitely earn their spot in the postseason if they can make it through a tough AFC West. Most students at Ohlone were just being introduced to football the last time the Raiders were in the playoffs and have only seen the NFL at its best in the Bay Area when 49ers are on the field. There is good chance that could change in 2016.

Ohlone College Monitor, September 15, 2016  

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