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Renegades score their first goal on the new soccer field at the Fremont campus on Oct. 18, against American River College .

The day has finally come where Ohlone can share the finished product of its Athletic Fields Complex. It is part of a $9.8 million project tabbed under Measure G. The soccer field was the first to be put to use with the baseball and softball fields to follow. Its inaugural game was played on Oct. 18, followed by another match three days later. Unfortunately, the games ended in a loss and a tie for the Men’s Soccer Team. The loss came against American River, 2-1 and the draw was with Canada College, 1-1. Even though the results weren’t ideal, Ohlone got a feel Continued on Page 8

Ohlone has one of the best registered nursing programs ROELLE BALAN STAFF WRITER

Tommy Bandy works with veterans at Ohlone.

Center strives to help veterans feel at home RONNIE LOZANO FEATURES EDITOR

When he got home from Desert Storm, Tommy Bandy ran into a lot of problems. After getting some help, he decided to make things easier for other veterans. Bandy knows transitioning back into civilian life can be difficult for veterans, but now he is there to help. After establishing the Veterans Resource Center in Room 5101 last spring, Ohlone named him coordinator. “The program is about bridging the gap”, said Bandy. Veterans enrolled at Ohlone can turn to the Center for a sense of camaraderie during a time of adjustment, something Bandy did not always have. After coming home, he faced personal tragedy and went on a “downward spiral,” which included him being homeless. But after discovering he had options

in education Bandy enrolled at Ohlone and graduated with honors in the spring of 2015. During his time as a student, he sought out other veterans and with the help of Deborah Griffin, Director of Veteran Affairs, Bandy formed a Veterans Club. The club would eventually become a precursor to the resource center, with both sharing a common goal: making veterans feel comfortable at Ohlone. Since the center opened, it has continued to develop into a place for veterans to learn. The latest expansion has been the addition of tutors, who have been through the same acclimation process as current veteran students. There are currently 79 veteran students at Ohlone and 69 of them have checked in at least once at the center. Although they’re getting a taste of what is available, Bandy said he wants them to trust the Continued on Page 2

Ohlone’s Registered Nursing graduates are excel at passing the state licensing examination after one try. Despite a decline in the program’s passing rate last year to 74 percent, the passing rate for the National Council Licensure Examination

(NCLEX) has been at 94 percent during the years 2010-2015. Sally Scofield, Director of Ohlone’s Registered Nursing program, said the program obtained a grant to help with this loss. The grant, Assessment, Remediation and Retention for Associate Degree Nursing Programs would provide test taking strategies and review classes during a Continued on Page 2

Modern romance

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A play about people who find out they have 12 hours to live, but then decide to spend their last minutes on an online dating site. will open in Ohlone’s NUMMI Theater next Friday. It will be the world premiere of Spending the End of the World on OK Cupid. See story on Page 4.



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Soul Surge Soul Surge is back! On Thursday Oct 27 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the main campus cafeteria, Ohlone’s Campus Activities is hosting an open mic event available for all Ohlone students to participate. This is a non competitive platform meant to showcase students’ lyrical abilities during lunch time. Given the limited performance

Looking between the lines In the Louie-Meager Art Gallery--via the Smith Center-- the art exhibit Looking Between the Lines by Gina Borg is available and free for the publics viewing from Oct. 3 to Nov. 4. According to the artist her paintings are about “relationships between color and light.” Art gallery hours are Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aileen ChancoPianist The Smith center presents Aileen Chanco, an internationally wellrenowned pianist. The event is being held in the Smith Center’s Jackson Theatre at the main campus on Friday Oct. 28, 8 p.m. Chanco’s performance consists of romantic pieces by artists such as Beethoven, and include her interpretation of the famous Pictures at an exhibition by Mussorgksky. This event is available for anyone to view— tickets are being sold through Ohlone’s box office. Youth prices start at $15, student and staff ticket’s cost $20 and for the general public, tickets are $25.


Ohlone’s registered nursing program Continued from Page 1 student’s last semester of the nursing program. The grant will also be used for student success and to reduce the chances of a student dropping out of the program. The grant is worth $114,000 and would be used for the 20162017 academic year. The grant will also provide a 4-day NCLEX review class for registered nursing graduates a couple of weeks after they graduate. Despite the fallout this year, the registered nursing program has been an intensive and rigorous two year major that is tough to get into. Starting next fall, there is going to be a multi-criteria screening process in order to get into the program. Before that there was a lottery process where students who were eligible for the program were randomly selected. If a student did not get into the program they would have to apply again another semester. There are a few requirements students have to fulfill before even enrolling in a class. These include proof of immunizations, a physical, background check and a drug test.

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process. “It’s about getting them here on a regular basis,” he said. Uniting a group of people takes time and he wants to make sure veterans make the center part of their academic routine.

The nursing theory classes and skills labs are located at the Newark campus, part of the Health Sciences and Environmental Studies Division. The registered nursing program requires students to be a full time student.

Education in Nursing (ACEN). A student in the program gains skills and knowledge needed to pass the state licensure exam called the NCLEX. The test is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

The two year major does include a summer session. Students also need to finish their general education requirements before their last semester begins. Ohlone College’s Registered Nursing program offers an Associate’s in Science degree in Registered Nursing. The program has been accredited by the Accreditation Commission for

Students who have completed the accredited nursing program and passed the NCLEX can continue to an entry level nursing practice. The program has a full-time faculty and staff and a human simulation lab where it prepares students for real life nursing practices. The lab is equipped with dolls that react like real people. Students are

Another goal is to create a peaceful and interactive environment where veterans can relax and learn without getting distracted. It’s a place where they can stop by for a cup of coffee and talk about life and school. “I see it as a place where I can come and be with other veterans who understand what

I’ve been through,” said John Aguilar, who served in the Air Force as an F16 Crew Chief. The continuous effort of the center will continue on Nov. 10th where there will be an allday event held at Room 5101 which will include a panel and workshops. The panel will consist of veterans currently enrolled at

applying their knowledge and skills gained in the program to determine how to care for their patients. The mannequins in the lab are treated like actual humans. Students are expected to act in a professional manner and act like they are in a critical care situation. The mannequins can talk, cough, vomit, and make other human sounds. Students also train in hospitals where they work with real patients. Scofield said they have clinical agreements with the hospitals that meet class objectives. Some of the hospitals they work with include Washington Hospital, Stanford Health CareValleycare, John Muir and Kaiser in Fremont and Oakland. “These are their future employees,” Scofield said when she talked about the clinical hospital training. The demand for registered nurses is rising. “Nursing is one of the few healthcare professions that will see an increase in employment growth in the next few years,” Scofield said. Registered nurses also make a livable wage. Scofield said a recently graduated Registered Nurse,“..can make as much as $40-$50 an hour in the Bay Area depending on where they work.”

Ohlone who are expected to talk about their experiences and answer questions about the military and education. With the help of Griffin and Trang Bahn, Bandy’s effort to assist veterans has already paid off and given what he’s experienced, the future of the center should be in good hands.



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Ohlone student Yash Kumar Johar explorining the facilities at NASA Ames.

Student works on robots at NASA YUMYAT THWE STAFF WRITER

Years from now, when man finally takes flight for planet Mars, some ideas from an Ohlone student may be a small part of the effort. Yash Kumar Johar, a firstyear Ohlone student, spent four days at the NASA facility in Mountain View last month. He was selected for the “Mission to Mars” program along with promising science students from many other schools. Johar said he had an amazing time interacting with the other science students, coming up with ideas, and spending time together. According to Johar, all the students were put into four groups of 10. The students were given different roles, such as project manager, budget manager, test engineer, software engineer, chief engineer, assembly engineer, etc. Johar took the role of the test engineer. Each group represented different imaginary public compa-

nies, and Johar’s company was “Green Martian Innovators.” Their moto was, “To Turn the Red Planet Green” refering to Mars, and the ‘Green’ refers to a living environment similar to Earth. They were given a $600 million budget to work with, an imaginary budget of course. The team had to buy the parts that will be using for the prototype from that budget. Even for the smallest part, the cost they had to pay was around $ 4 million. Johar said the experience that he gained was, “Amazing, and it was something really different from what I expected.” What he expected was to design a prototype that will work in the Mars environment. However, he was not expecting to be in such a real-life-situation, with realistic problems such as tight budgets, tight time frame, and group communications. The teams had to deal with public outreach as well. But he said, “It was fun!” “Once you go there and actually start doing it, you realize

that how difficult and stressful it actually is. When we were designing, we were not sure, we were just there,” said Johar. All groups were given two missions: 1) To build a robot that will pick up rocks on mars 2) To build a robot that will pick up broken parts of previous robots on Mars It was a four-day program; an introduction day, two missions, and a conclusion day where teams presented their projects, met with NASA scientists, reviewed resumes, and explored the NASA Ames facility. Johar said the first mission was difficult for all teams because they were thrown onto the field without any preparations. None of the students had experience. The communication between team members was fine. All of them were smart, and knew what they were doing. For the first mission - designing a robot that would pick up rocks on Mars, NASA created a room with a Mars environment, including rocks on random

spots, and a volcano. The team couldn’t decide on what they wanted their robot to do at first. They came up with many ideas. “What would happen on the Mars surface?” said Johar. “Does the robot want to turn? How it wants to collect the rocks? Does it want to pick rocks more than one together? Does it just want to go back and forth, straight to one direction and come back? Does it want to take a U-turn and come back? What does it going to use to sense the rocks? Is it going to use sound sensor, or gyroscope? Will it use a color sensor?” The team also considered friction on Mars. Johar said the robot they designed should not have a lot of friction. “You don’t want it to fall over, or bounce off, because the rocks are going to be heavy for the robot. And it will be collecting multiple rocks, and we need to be careful that when the robot turns, the rocks won’t be too heavy,” said Johar. NASA charged for everything the team wanted extra even though the budget was imaginary. The teams were given two minutes to look at the environment, and how big the rocks and the volcano were. “Two minutes is enough, but it’s not really that enough to look at every details. You don’t know this is the starting point and so on.” The team decided whether they should use the color sensor or gyroscope. They ended up using the gyroscope, which can detect items more effectively. Then, the team also had to deal with Olympus mons, the biggest volcano on Mars. In the artificial environment of Mars, NASA had a gem set up at the top of the volcano. The team members thought about picking it up, but they aborted the idea, since the volcano was huge and the robot wouldn’t be able to climb up. The robot was a little less Continued on Page 5



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The world will be ending in 12 hours, and you have a date with someone you met online. What do you do? The play Spending the End of the World on OkCupid will answer that question, when it has its world premere Friday, Nov. 4, in Ohlone’s NUMMI Theater. The play starts off with a prophet’s prediction that half of the world’s population will disappear. In the meantime, the

other half is warned they will only have until midnight to live. Given the options, they decide to spend their last hours on the dating app OKCupid. The play was written by Jeffrey Lo, working under a commission from Ohlone. Michael Navarra directed. “I was thrilled when Michael called me with the idea to write a play specifically for Ohlone College students,” Lo said. Anxiety, human connection and the importance of time are some of the themes explored by

Cast warms up for production of Spending the End of the World with OKCupid. Lo and Navarra. Lo said he was inspired by a couple of questions that stuck in

acting classes and workshops. “Hearing our actors read the earliest drafts of the play and adjusting to what I heard and what followed feedback the students had has helped me create a really fun play that audiences will enjoy,” Lo said. Students are excited about the play. “I think this is a modern romance,” said Catherine Tran. “Honestly, I’ve had friends who’ve used OKCupid and I like how they incorporated it in their story. I’m excited to see it.” The play will be presented in the NUMMI Theater at 8 p.m. Nov. 4, 5,10,12,17,18 and 19, Tickets are $10 and $12. Parking is $4. For tickets, call (510) 659-6031.

“What do I need to feel

satisfied with my life?” -- Jeffrey Lo

The world is ending, but there’s still time for OKCupid.

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his mind. “What do I need to feel satisfied with my life?” he wondered. And, “What if I only had a day to answer that question?” Navarra, a professional actor, director and producer, who also teaches at Ohlone, said, “The process of developing a play with a professional playwright has been a great opportunity for our students.” The play will feature actors who were developed in Ohlone



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Winter is approaching, and fashion styles are changing. Turning the closets upside down, people are taking out winter clothes, and storing the summer shorts. Talking about winter clothing, these days ‘cardigans’ are becoming a ‘thing’ for both genders.

What is a “cardigan”? A cardigan is a kind of open-front knitted garment. The modern version of cardigan might or might not be knitted. It can also either be with or without buttons. The length of a cardigan varies according to its design. However, women mostly wear long cardigans, since they give off a feeling of fuzzy, cozy, warm and cuddly.

Where do they come from? Well, the word “cardigan” was named after a person from early 1900s called, James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army general. Lord Cardigan led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during Crimean War. During those wars, British officers wore knitted wool waistcoats. Then, people

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than a foot tall. “We really didn’t know how to think about the factors that actually happen, or what we could come across. Until we finished the design, we couldn’t do the coding, since it depended on our design. Then we had to do the coding and testing,” said Johar. According to Johar, the design for the first robot was a shovel-like system like a truck. It would pick up objects, and then a bar at the end would pull them back. The robot had three wheels, two tire wheels at the front and a ball wheel at the back. “The tires were super fat and big, so if we put four tires, it was going to have too much friction to turn. So, we used a ball-wheel that could turn in any direction to give the robot the ability to turn more efficiently,” said Johar. Johar and the team decided to use a gyroscope because it would measure the rotation. At the end, their robot didn’t


Alee Makhani in a cardigan named the British officers’ waistcoat “cardigan” as in honor of Lord Cardigan’s achievement.

Why are knitted cardigans popular for all ages? Most people do not have time to fold their coats neatly or hold their big fur coats or trench coats after they take them off while commuting either by bus, BART, train, or even by foot. However, knitted cardigans are different. Not only they are light weighted, but also they are wrinkle-proof. They can be worn as a sole outer layer, and they can be worn underneath of succeed as they expected. “It picked up the rock. But the rock was heavy, keeping the back ball wheels from touching the surface. The robot was tilting, and so the robot didn’t turn,” said Johar. “The first robot wasn’t that great and we were disappointed. But it was fun. At that moment, it was interesting. You realize what actually happens, what actually you have to consider, and what actually is a real life project, and how it is like to feel defeated,” said Johar. The second robot was named “Redemption.” They named it because they were defeated on the first mission, and now on the second mission, they decided to redeem themselves. They built it on budget, spending $400 million. They even earned some bonuses. “If we had an unlimited budget, we could have built the best robot ever, but we had some budget issues… (laughter),” said Johar. For this robot, they switched the gyroscope to the ultrasound sensor, since it could measure distances easily. NASA set up Hot Wheels

business suits. Cardigans are also suited for all three seasons unlike thick trench or fur coats. Of course, no one will actually wear cardigans on hot summer days, but you can bring them for indoors, in case the AC is on in a classroom or a movie theater, or something. They are convenient and fashionable as well, depending on how you wear and how you look in them. There are no worries about where or when or how to wear cardigans. They can be in formal, classic, either casual, or sleepwear.

Winter with cardigans

cars as broken parts of previous robots on Mars. So, the objects were small. Johar said that because of the size


Yash Kumar Johar standing in front of NASA logo. of the Hot Wheels cars, they had to put the ultrasound sensor very close to the surface, near the bottom of the robot. They tried putting it horizontally, but the ultrasound sensor had a blind spot. They couldn’t put it at

The season has just started, and now cardigans are everywhere. Of course, at Ohlone College as well, they are far from rare. Almost every woman is wearing a cardigan, both long and short. Short cardigans look very light, thin, and easy to move around with. However, long cardigans give off a cozy, fluffy, and fragile vibe. Moreover, as the modern version of cardigans takes over, long cardigans usually have hoods for more warmth and coverage. For men cardigans, mostly they are short. Short means the length of the cardigan is above the hipbone or a bit below the hipbone.

The color comes in various choices and depending on the brand, the price differs. The average price range for a cardigan is around $30 to $60. This week, Makhani is featuring in this fashion column for topic “Cardigan”. He is wearing black jeans, and a black top and a light beige cardigan as a sole outer layer. For shoes, he is wearing Wyndings Loafers. Contact Info: stephanie. If you have any questions, or if you want to talk about fashion, or if you would like to feature on Ohlone newspaper in the future, let me know through my Gmail.

an angle since it would just measure the ground. So, the decided to put it vertically, which turned out fine. This robot was designed with a rake to drag the Hot Wheels cars. Yet again, the team decided to abort the turning command, and decided to just go back and forth, dragging the object and then coming back. The coding for this robot was that when the sensor scanned the object within 5 centimeters distance, it was to stop, rake the Hot Wheels cars, and go back to its position. When the time came to deal with Olympus Mons, the team measured the distance between the car and the surface using the Pythagorean theorem. They made the rake’s length long enough to drag the Hot Wheels car without actually climbing up. He also said, “Now we finally knew how to think about this. We saw how it was working, and how things work. After that moment, I think I am ten times smarter than how I was before. Because I now know how to think, how to work around things, and to see the

practical application of everything. Because in reality, you can’t make assumptions as we do theoretical stuff. We had to think of drag, air friction, and all that stuff which we couldn’t assume.” On the final day, each team did their 10-minute presentation on “what we did for the first rover, how, what, and why we used something in our first rover, what limitations we had, what we did for the second rover, based on the experiences we gained on the first rover, how we did and what we changed on the second rover, and lastly, how we were going to reach out to the public, to show our education to the next generation, and how we are going to have them involve in these projects,” said Johar. “As a team, we needed to work together, we needed to blend our weaknesses and strengths. We had to work around our advantages and disadvantages. And as a team, there were 10 brains working on this project, instead of individual brain working on it. So it is 10 times more efficient.”



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Kevin Klein live on the rise I was recently scanning the radio and music news websites for more radio news to share with you and here’s what I found this week. CBS Radio Alternative rocker KITS(Live 105) Morning Show Host Kevin Klein has inked a new multi-year deal, keeping him at the helm of the weekday morning show alongside co-host Ally Johnson. Kevin Klein Live debuted on Live 105 in September 2014. Since then, Klein and crew have attracted record-breaking numbers for the station, finishing the last quarterly book No. 1 among Adults 18-34 and No. 3 among Adults 18-49. “Morning radio in the Bay Area has been a laughing stock, but NO ONE IS

LAUGHING NOW…oh wait,” Klein said. “In just two years, Kevin Klein Live has become a defining voice for a new generation of Bay Area listeners,” Program Director Jacent Jackson told the radio trade publication Friday Morning Quarterback. “They sound like nothing else on the dial. We are thrilled by their accomplishments and look

is bright.” MORE HOLIDAY CONCERTS ANNOUNCED: CBS Radio Hot Adult Contemporary station KLLC(Alice@97.3) has announced its line up for their annual “Alice in Winterland” concert to be held Dec. 1 at the Masonic in San Francisco. This year’s concert will feature performances by OneRepublic, Train, and Los Bandoleros. Ticket and other information about this show can be found on their website at

“They sound

like nothing else on the dial.”

-- Jacent Jackson forward to continued success for Kevin Klein Live on Live 105. The future for this show


KTRB OFFICIALLY SOLD: Pappas Radio of California

has sold News/Talk station KTRB(860 The Answer) to Salem Broadcasting for $5.1 million. The station had been operating under a Local Marketing Agreement since July 1. COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD: Alpha Media Adult Contemporary station 94.5 KBAY midday host Jona Denz-Hamilton led her team of listeners by raising money in The San Jose Walk To End Alzheimer’s, which was held on October 8. Team KBAY walked for donations of almost $5000, helping San Jose to third place in the nation – just shy of $1.2 million. HERE ARE THIS WEEK’S TOP FIVE HIT RECORDS: 1. “Closer” – The Chainsmokers f/Halsey 2. “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots 3. “Let Me Love You” – DJ Snake f/Justin Bieber

4. “Treat You Better” – Shawn Mendes 5. “Cold Water” – Major Lazer f/Justin Bieber FOR YOUR WEEKEND LISTENING PLEASURE: Pop music recording artists Tove Lo, JoJo, and Alessia Cara will be special guests this weekend on the Top 40 radio show “Most Requested Live with Romeo.” The show is aired every Saturday evening from 4 to 9p.m. on 160 radio stations worldwide, including WIOQ(Q102) in Philadelphia, which is available on the iHeart Radio app. More information about this show, including how to interact with the show can be found on their website at http:// Monitor Radio and Music columnist Henry Ochs has spent many years working in radio and keeps track on all of the latest happenings in the radio and music industries. He can be reached at DJHammerinhank or on Twitter @DJHammerinhank

What is the weirdest Halloween costume you’ve ever seen?



“Face-painted Bert & Ernie. It didn’t look right.”

“Literally, just a box.”

KATE BARRETT “When I was little my dad dressed up as a witch, fake nose, green paint and all. It really left an impression on me.”

JESSICA BECKER “A gruesome zombie with the face melting.”



“My American Sign Language teacher dressed as a Christmas tree all four years I was in high school for Halloween.”

“Plug and an outlet, couples costume.”



“My ninth grade math teacher was supposed to be the swine flu, but she sort of just looked like a giant pink pregnant bunny.”

“Somebody dressed as Netflix and chill.”



“For my first Halloween costume ever, I was dressed as a chicken and my grandpa carried me around as Colonel Sanders.”

“Somebody was dressed as a pen, and it said ‘my pen is big.”



State propositions: PROS & CONS The number one leading cause of preventable death is tobacco— killing 40,000 Californians annually. Increasing the tax on tobacco products serves as a user fee. As a result, the tax revenue earned will be used to help pay for tobacco related health care costs. Additionally, the new tax is expected to instigate users to quit smoking and deter youth from starting an early addiction of tobacco products.


Drug companies are receiving huge amounts of revenue by immorally price gouging. The California Drug Relief Act would ensure drug prices are regulated and Californians who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford life-saving drugs for their illnesses would now be able to purchase appropriate medication for 20 to 4o percent less, due to the Department of Veterans Affairs negotiating the prices.aren’t being taxed.


Legalizing the adult use of marijuana would regulate the market of this highly popular product and bring in an estimated $1 billion annually through new tax revenue. Legally commercializing marijuana into a system with strict packaging, labeling and advertising standards would protect its consumers. Additionally, California would create mandatory environmental, enforcement and restoration regulations to safeguard the state’s natural resources, and eliminating penalties for marijuana-related offenses reduces the harmful impacts of discriminatory criminalization.


Voting yes on this proposition will continue California’s success in phasing out the use of plastic bags- which will only further perpetuate the state’s reduction of litter, protect our oceans and wildlife, and reduce “clean-up” costs.


The death penalty is costly and promises the risk of unfairly executing an innocent individual. Since 1978, California’s death penalty system has caused taxpayers to spend more than $5 billion to carry out 13 executions- a whopping $384 million per death. Repealing the death penalty will replace this system with a strict life sentence and zero parole- ensuring criminals who are convicted of the worst crimes are never to be released and be kept with other maximum security inmates rather than be in their own private cells- an expensive form of incarceration, now avoided. Furthermore, in addition to undergoing decade long appeals, which are constitutionally guaranteed to criminals, they would now have to work and pay restitution to their victims families for their crime(s).


Prop 56 Tobacco Tax

Increases cigarette tax by $2 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes. Fiscal Impact: Additional net state revenue of $1 billion to $1.4 billion, with potentially lower revenues in future years.

Prop 61 Drug price


California would be unfairly imposing a direct tax on poor people. In a recent census, 36 percent of adults from lower income backgrounds in California used tobacco products- specifically cigarettes. The usage of tobacco products is risky, but so is the consumption of alcohol—subjecting one group of abusers to punitive taxes is definitely unfair. Tobacco indulgence may be a health risk for a wide array of Californians, but so is the binging of other materials which aren’t being taxed.



Prohibits state from buying any prescription drug from a drug manufacturer at price over lowest price paid for the drug by United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Exempts managed care programs funded through Medi-Cal. Fiscal Impact:

Prop 64 Marijuana Legalizes marijuana under state law, for use by adults 21 or older. Imposes state taxes on sales and cultivation. Provides for industry licensing and establishes standards for marijuana products. Allows local regulation and taxation. Fiscal Impact: Additional tax revenues ranging from high hundreds of millions of dollars to over $1 billion annually, mostly dedicated to specific purposes. Reduced criminal justice costs of tens of millions of dollars annually.

Prop 67 Plastic bag A statute that prohibits grocery and other stores from providing customers single-use plastic or paper carryout bags but permits sale of recycled paper bags and reusable bags. Fiscal Impact: Relatively small fiscal effects on state and local governments, including a minor increase in state administrative costs and possible minor local government savings from reduced litter and waste management costs.

Prop 62 Death penalty Repeals death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole. Applies retroactively to existing death sentences. Increases the portion of life inmates? wages that may be applied to victim restitution. Fiscal Impact: Net ongoing reduction in state and county criminal justice costs of around $150 million annually within a few years, although the impact could vary by tens of millions of dollars depending on various factors.

No on Prop 64 would block legalization of recreational marijuana usage by people over the age of 21. Major arguments against Proposition 64 include the possibility of increased highway fatalities, the airing of marijuana advertisements, and the possibility of commercial marijuana growth near schools and parks. The proposition disallows for the sale of marijuana within 600 feet of schools, day cares or youth centers, but does not address the same parameters for commercial marijuana growth. Should Proposition 64 be allowed to pass, marijuana could be grown in homes or yards near to schools and youth centers, overturning current local controls. Similar to cigarette and vape commercials, Proposition 64 would allow for marijuana advertisements to be aired on public television, tempting minors and other non-smokers to pick up the habit. Finally, although Proposition 64 allots nearly $3 million annually to the California Highway Patrol for research, it does not add legislation to restrict marijuana users from driving under the influence.


The proposition to ban single-use plastic bags in California is spearheaded by the American Progressive Bag Alliance Company (APBA), and is supported by U.S. Representative Tom McClintock and the Libertarian party. The bag ban would essentially remove a free, 100 percent recyclable product from the grocery stores while instituting a fee for other recyclable bags of other materials. “It’s all orchestrated as a cash grab by members of the California Grocers Association to scam California consumers out of billions of dollars in bag fees, none of which goes to a public purpose,” said the APBA in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle. Opposition for prop 67 claims that the required bag fees imposed would profit grocers and special interest parties instead of funding environmental protection.


No on Prop 62 argues to “mend, not end” the death penalty. Many believe that a repeal of the death penalty would place financial responsibility on criminals serving life sentences, but would fall upon taxpayers. As the death penalty is only applied in the case of heinous crimes (rape, torture, murder, and serial offenses), abolishing the death penalty would essentially protect the worst criminal offenders by providing them with free health care, education, food, and housing. Abolishing death sentencing would rob victims and their families of their rights. With the death penalty abolished, all criminals sentenced to death would serve life-long sentences, further impacting prisons nationwide. Without amending the regulations that surround the death penalty, convicted criminals would be held indefinitely, without hope for parole or rehabilitation. Included in the list of opposition for prop 62 are organizations such as Justice for Homicide Victims, California State Sheriffs’ Association, and the California Taxpayer Protection Committee. No on Prop 62 presses instead for voters to pass proposition 66 instead, to amend the death penalty process.




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Ohlone’s new soccer field ready for action.


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for its newest attraction. Although the fields were supposed to open in August, Ohlone remains happy with the outcome. “We’re very excited about the new facility,” said Christopher Warden, dean of athletics. At this point, the field will be able to hold 200 fans. Those in charge of keeping the field clean


While the Oakland Raiders have continued to show hope this season, the 49ers have not won a game since their season opener.

also had a chance to work on it. Luckily for the maintenance staff, the field doesn’t have to be prepared and maintaining it is easier than ever before.The only work that’s had to be done is the sweeping away of wrappers and other debris on the field. Maintenance workers maintain the field by using a push vacuum with brushes that is pulled along with a tractor.

The more the field is played on, the better it is for the artificial turf, so the use of it is vital. The games are important for breaking it in and they’re also key in experiencing how it will be maintained. The infill of the turf has to settle which is done when the field is used. The more it is used, the rubber pellets inside the turf loosen up and the field

With confident play at the quarterback position, Derek Carr, has been able to lead this Oakland team to first place. It has been 14 years since the Raiders claimed sole possession of first place and that year they ended up in the Super Bowl. While the defense needing to improve, if wide receivers Amari Cooper and Micheal Crabtree can continue to fill up the stat sheet, the Raiders should be able to secure a playoff spot come January. Down 880 South, the 49ers continue to show how pathetic of an organization it has come to be. With a new head coach, Chip Kelly, off to a 1-6 start and

a change at quarterback, it’s no surprise this team is headed in the opposite direction of where they have been in years past. Kelly’s system showed little to no promise during his tenure in Philadelphia and head coaches across the league are not shaken up by Kelly’s style of play. With the trade deadline coming up the 49ers are looking to move a few players to clear up some cap space for next years’ free agency. This pretty much sums up the 2016 football season for the Bay Area. While one team is looking forward to the playoffs, the other is looking forward to free agency.

can become more comfortable for athletes. “It’s like a getting used to a pillow,” said Warden. The process may make it easier for athletes to play and slide on to make tackles. Another positive takeaway from the first week is the team has found a way to manage soccer balls that have gone astray. Balls that could potentially

leave the field of play were a concern because of its location. “The field is in a tight area on campus, so we’re happy we’ve been able to locate them”, said Warden. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the soccer field will be held on Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. Until then, four games are scheduled to be played, one by the women’s team and three by the men.

Colin Kaepernick and David Carr, 2014.


Lady Renegades continue to cruise JULIAN MONCALEANO SPORTS EDITOR

The Ohlone Renegades Women’s soccer team have dominated their opponents through their first 15 games of this season. With a division-leading 11-2-2 record, the Lady Renegades have won 4 straight matchups and had no intentions of slowing down for Tuesday’s game at Canada. Both teams were off to a slow start, as the Lady Colts gave the Renegades a valiant effort during the first half. Like they have continued to show all season, the Lady Renegades showed exactly why they are an explosive second half-team. Two minutes into the deciding half, Tori Larsen scored her tenth goal of the season. That was Larsen’s third straight game with a goal and she is now ranked thirty-second in state with her momentum -swinging

strike. Larsen stated, “It was very exciting to reach doubledigit goals this season and I hope to keep the streak going for the rest of the season.” Erin Ahern provided a spark off the bench in the second half and assisted on two goals. This is the type of play that Larsen has continued to praise this season and has continued to show how much depth this first-place Renegades team has. “Whenever Erin comes on the field she has an immediate impact with her consistent touches that have led to many assists,” Larsen continued to say, “I wouldn’t have been able to reach today’s accomplishment if it wasn’t for the way my teammates have continued to move the ball down field.” As the second half of the season comes to an end, the Lady RenJULIAN MONCALEANO/SPORTS EDITOR egades look to stay hot as they visit Modesto this Friday at 3 p.m. Forward, Sheila Naderpour, earlier this month against Foothill.

Ohlone College Monitor, October 27, 2016  

The Monitor, Ohlone's student newspaper.