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OK Cupid by Michael Navarra See story on Page 2

Historic election approaches

Dia de los Muertos

MIRA CHANDRA NEWS EDITOR

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Elise Reyes, a communications major, applies face paint to Jennifer Villafuerte, a nursing major, at Tuesday’s celebration of Dia de los Muertos at the Newark campus. The celebration was sponsored by the M.E.Ch.A. Club. The holiday honors the deceased members of every family of the Mexican culture.

Is the future of dating doomed? MIRA CHANDRA OPINIONS EDITOR

With the holidays coming up, despite all the different avenue’s for dating, people are still extremely desperate to be in a fulfilling relationship- no

OPINION one wants to be alone on New Year’s Eve. The plethora of dating plat-

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forms available to us today is unbelievably huge. Online dating, dating apps, speed dating, blind dates, dating companies, and more—all prey on “lonely” singles, especially during “cuffContinued on Page6

We have less than a week away from the November 8 general election. At the local level, we have two candidates for the non partisan post of mayor: Bill Harisson and Lily Mei. Harisson is the current mayor of Fremont a former Fremont city council member and has a BA in economics from the University of California Santa Barbara. Lily Mei is a current Fremont city council member, and has an extensive history in Fremont politics. After mayor are two highly contested seats on the Fremont City Council. Seven candidates running. The first candidate is Vinny Bacon, an incumbent member of the council, with a graduate degree from U.C. Berkeley in city planning and transportation engineering. Next is Marty Froomin; after his unsuccessful campaign for the Fremont city council in 2014, he has decided to run again this year. Froomin is an assistant professor at San Jose

State University and works at Oracle as a lab manager. After Froomin comes Kathy Kimberlin, Laurie Manuel and Rakesh Sharma. Both Kimberlin and Manuel are first-time candidates for Fremont City Council, and Sharma is a returning candidate since his last campaign in 2014. The sixth candidate is Raj Salwan. Salwan has an M.D. from the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine and served on the city council for two years after the seat became vacant by Mayor Bill Harrison. The final candidate for council is Cullen Tierman. As a first-time runner, he is a relatively younger and very liberal candidate with a BA in English from the University of Virginia. In addition to city council elections, there are three candidates running for the Alameda County Superior Judge offices 1 and 14. These are non-partisan posts. First, running for Alameda County Superior Court Judge office 1 are Scott Jackson and Continued on Page 2

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The Warm Springs/South Fremont BART Station will not open before the election, despite widespread speculation that the district wanted to use the opened station to argue for BART’s bond mea-

sure on the Nov. 8 ballot. When the station opens, it will provide a new way to get to Ohlone. The station lies 5.4 miles south of the Fremont station. It will cost $890 million and have 2,000 parking spaces.


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General elections

NEWS BITES Mission Peak Brass Band

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The Mission Peak Brass Band will be playing at Ohlone’s Fall Formal on Friday Nov. 4. They will play the Finale from Mahler’s Symphony #2, Dave Adams’ transcription of Saint Saens’ Finale from Hail! California, and Karl King’s march Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite. The concert also includes Eric Whitacre’s Seal Lullaby (featuring flugelhorn soloist Cliff Mercer) and Irving Berlin’s Top Hat, White Tie and Tails. Directed by Tony Clements.

Veterans’ Day event On Thursday, Nov. 10 there will be an all-day Veteran’s Day event held at Room 5101 which will include a panel and workshops. The panel will consist of veterans currently enrolled at Ohlone who are expected to talk about their experiences and answer questions about the military and education.

Panel discussion on life sciences Interested in a career in life sciences? Learn what life sciences are all about and what jobs might be available in the field at a panel discussion on the Fremont campus Nov. 16. Speaking will be: • Gale Carli, dean of health science and environmental studies at Ohlone. • Mark A. Grabiner, assistant professor of biology at Ohlone, • Michael A. Sanchez, presidential management fellow and health systems specialist. • Siny Shailendra, research professional at Stanford. The discussion will run 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Building 3, Room 3201.

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Ben (Michael Aldrete) discusses the his final meal with Caitlyn (Lauren Bernal Jackson).

Making an online friend before the end of the world RONNIE LOZANO FEATURES EDITOR

Cast members were calm and confident in rehearsals Wednesday, just days from a world premiere in Ohlone’s NUMMI Theater, which stands in stark contrast to the anxiety and panic taking place in the play. One of the main themes of Spending the End of the World on OKCupid is urgency. The characters in the play, faced with

He earned a Meritorious Achievement Award for his direction of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Navarra can share his experience with the students acting in Spending the End of the World on OkCupid. “I love being able to give students the tools they need to go after their dreams and be

make decisions with only 12 hours left to live, adding a human element to the drama. In addition, the wide array of personalities who create profiles on OkCupid assimilates into today’s culture. Teaching life lesson to his students and to the audience is the main goal of the play for Navarra. “Life is short, so remember that and live life fully. From

Home games The Men’s Soccer Team will be hosting Galivan College on Friday at 4 pm which will be preceded by the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new soccer field. The Women’s Volleyball Team will continue their season Friday night against Galivan College as well at 6:30 p.m. – Compiled by Monitor staff

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Alfred Winters (Idris Najibi), prophesizing the end of the world to TV host Sage Cruz the end of the world, decide to spend their last hours with the online dating site, OK Cupid. Director Michael Navarra has been in the same position as the students he’s directing. Navarra, born in Spain, earned his Masters of Fine Arts in acting from the University of Washington. Since then, he’s acted in feature films and directed award-winning plays.

successful,” he said. Navarra was also looking for a way to create a production that would cater to the actors. “I asked the playwright, Jeffrey Lo, to write a play for our students,” he said. One goal of the play is to dispense values to viewers about the life’s purpose in a relatable manner. The characters struggle to

that perspective you’ll find out who you are and why you’re here,” he said. The world premiere of Spending the End of the World on OkCupid is on Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. at the NUMMI Theater on the Fremont campus. Tickets are $10 and $12 and there will be six more showings until Nov 19.

Barbara Thomas. Jackson is an employment discrimination attorney, law professor and board member of an undisclosed non-profit organization which helps women with children who face homelessness, abuse, and poverty. Currently, one of Jackson’s major endorsements comes from the California Democratic Party. Barbara Thomas has been an attorney since 1991, well versed in civil and criminal trials. Her experience includes victim’s rights, environmental and municipal law, family law, and criminal and civil insurance defense in both individual and class actions. A few of her major endorsements include Alameda Mayor, Trisha Spencer and Superior Court judge, Joseph Hurley. Second, re- running for Alameda County Superior Court office 14 is the incumbent candidate and former Piedmont Mayor, Margaret Fujioka. To wrap up city elections, Fremont residents are expected to make a decision regarding the Fremont Unified School District. There are three spots available out of five total, and five candidates running; Michelle Berk, Desrie Campbell, and Ann Crosbie are all incumbent; Dax Choksi and Hiu Ng are both first-time candidates. State Assembly District 25 candidates que Returning Republican candidate Bob Brunton, who, in 2014, lost to the incumbent Democratic candidate re-running for assembly this year, Kansen Chu, who previously represented District 4 on San Jose’s City Council. This year, Californians have a whopping seventeen propositions to vote on: •Proposition 51 • $9 Billion Bond for modernizing K-12, charter, vocational schools and community colleges •Proposition 52 • Extends existing fee on hospitals to fund coverage for Medi-Cal, uninsured patients, and children’s health •Proposition 53 • Requires statewide voter approval for bonds over $2 billion •Proposition 54 • Stops the legislature from passing any bill unless it’s published on the internet for 72 hours •Proposition 55 • Extends income tax on earnings over $250,000 to fund schools and healthcare •Proposition 56 • Increases taxes on tobacco and e-cigarettes to increase funding for health care for low-income Californians •Proposition 57 • Allows parole consideration for nonviolent felons and allows juvenile court judges to decide whether Continued on Page 3


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General elections Continued from Page 2 juveniles will be prosecuted as adults •Proposition 58 • Allows schools to establish non Englishonly education programs •Proposition 59 • Recommends California propose an amendment to overturn Citizens United decision, which removed some limits for corporate and union campaign spending •Proposition 60 • Requires adult film performers to use condoms when filming, and other health regulations •Proposition 61 • Prohibits California from buying prescription drugs at a higher price than paid by the US Department of Veterans Affairs •Proposition 62 • Repeals the death penalty and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole •Proposition 63 • Requires background checks for purchasing ammunition and prohibits possession of large capacity magazines •Proposition 64 • Legalizes marijuana for use by adults 21 and over •Proposition 65 • Requires plastic bag fees be directed toward specified environmental projects •Proposition 66 • Changes procedures governing state court challenges to death sentences •Proposition 67 • Bans singleuse plastic and paper bags Finally, the most sensationalized and highly prioritized elections this year are for national positions. Running for president, the U.S. has the following five candidates and their running mates: Democratic candidate

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Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine, Republican candidate Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Gary Johnson as the libertarian candidate with William Weld, Gloria La Riva with Dennis J. Banks from the Socialism and Liberation party and finally, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, with Ajamu Baraka. Next up for election are four candidates for the U.S. Senate of California and the U.S. House of Representatives- California district 17. Each has one position vacant. Running for California Senator is Kamala D. Harris and Loretta Sanchez. Harris is a Democratic candidate born and raised in the East Bay. Prior to this election, she served as the first-ever Asian American, African American, and female state attorney general in U.S. history. Loretta Sanchez is a Democratic candidate as well, born in Lynwood, A. Sanchez served in the House Representing California’s 46th congressional district prior to her candidacy for the U.S. senate. Last, but not least, for the position representing California District17 in the House of Representatives are the two Democratic candidates, Mike honda and Ro Khanna. Honda is the incumbent, while Khanna is the former U.S. Department of Commerce deputy secretary and is a return candidate for the House since his last campaign two years ago. Over all, as American citizens, we need to fulfill our constitutional right to vote and make a well-informed decision regarding our local, state, and national governments. If interested in finding out more information before this historical general election on Nov. 8, next Tuesday, visit ballotpedia.org.

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Longtime English Professor Katona dies Professor Emeritus Cynthia Lee Katona, who taught 34 years at Ohlone, passed away Saturday evening, Oct. 29 at her home after a brief illness. She was an integral part of Ohlone, starting with her hire in S eptemb er 1975 as a member of the English Department. Her contributions included new courses, innovative delivery systems, and courses designed for the needs of specific student groups, such as Vietnam veterans. In addition, she worked extensively in the Journalism program, was adviser for the student magazine The Legend for many years, and established the Women’s Studies program.

Active in Study Abroad, Katona guided many students through travel and study in other countries. She was known for her dedication to her students, to high academic standards and to the college. She worked on many accreditation reports, served four tours of duty as Faculty Senate president, and worked on the AB1725 Committee, which established the governance roles at the college. Katona retired in 2009. She will be interred in the mausoleum at the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. As she requested, there will be no funeral service; however, there will be a celebration of her life at a later date.

30-year art instructor dies Carol Laughton, who taught photography and art glass at Ohlone for 30 years, died at her home on Oct. 21 of cancer. She was an adjunct faculty representative to the United Faculty of Ohlone (UFO) for many years. She was a fifth-generation Californian. She won a National Endowment for the Arts grant. She was also a member of the Fremont Art board. The family suggests donations to the Bay Area Cancer Connections in her name.

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Wearing something on our feet when we go outside has become part of our normal everyday outfits. Sometimes we wear them not only outdoors, but also indoors. There are many different kinds of footwear these days: shoes, sandals, slippers, stilettos, boots, clogs, flats, loafers, sneakers and many others. Although fashion varies from country to country, footwear deigns are similar. Sometimes, we can even spot two different people wearing same exact shoes shopping at a local mall. Moreover, there are some people who have same shoes that an actress wore in some

movie, or TV show. Footwear fashion is growing, so as the footwear business. According to ABC News, the most expensive shoe in the world is $3 million, Ruby Slippers made by Harry Winston. But most of us pay $20 to $100. There are designer brands which are high end and expensive, signature brands that are more common for middle-class people, and generic brands. All footwear designs are somewhat similar, although the culture and tradition are different. That is basically because most people believe, “Good shoes take you good places.” It means that wearing good shoes will help you walk a better path in life. There are a few interesting shoe quotes (Brainy Quotes) from Christian Louboutin, a French fashion designer: “Shoes transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally,” “The stiletto is a feminine

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Wint Wah Aung, an Ohlone business major student wearing brown wedge heels. weapon that men just don’t have,” “A shoe has so much more to offer than just to walk.” According to The Sydney Morning Herald News, Darlene

Flynn, the famous shoe collector. holds the world record for owning 16,400 pair of shoes. Different people have differContinued on Page 7


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Drumming Circle celebrates Day of the Dead. Drumming restores energy, releases tension, and makes lots of noise

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Celebrating El Dia de los Muertos

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Denisse Gonzalez has typical half-face makeup representing Katrina.

Dia de los Muertos is celebrated on Nov. 1 and 2. The celebration honors the deceased, known as Day of the Dead. Families create altars and honor the dead on Dia de los Muertos with sweetbreads, sugar skulls and face make-up. Another way they celebrate this event is with music to represent happiness rather than grief to celebrate those who have passed away. Dia de los Muertos originated from Mexico but the holiday is now observed in Latin American communities in the United States. The Ohlone Mecha (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan) Club hosted this event at the Newark campus and brought students together to remember family members they have lost.

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Altar of the Dead. Families use it to display photos of their deceased ones and their favorite foods and flowers.

Ohlone students dress up for Halloween

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PEARL, STEVEN UNIVERSE MAJOR: ART

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“This is my favorite character.”

“I dressed up just for fun!”

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NORTH WEST MAJOR: BUSINESS

“I had the clothes at home and put this outfit together to match North’s outfit.”

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“I wanted to go outside my comfort zone and dress up this year.”

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“I enjoy dressing up for Halloween.”


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Most Requested Live grows Last January, I wrote a column about a highly interactive radio show called “Most Requested Live With Romeo” and for this week’s column, I thought I would give an update on what’s been going on with this show. Well, a lot has happened with MRL since January. First off, the show has gained its 160th affiliate and also moved its operations to Portland, OR, where Romeo (real name Tim Herbster) accepted the program director position at iHeart Media’s KKRZ(Z100). The show’s format has remained pretty much the same, letting its listeners pick the music that is played on the show and also interact with each other and also with its cast members through their various social media websites such as Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat and their

USTREAM chat room. Here are a few reasons why you should check out “Most Requested Live with Romeo: To meet new buddies through social media; to discover hot new music; to learn about artists that you don’t already know about. “Most Requested Live” is aired every Saturday evening from 4 to 9 p.m. on your choice of their 160 affiliated radio stations nationwide, including WIOQ (Q102) in Philadelphia. This station is available through the iHeart Radio app, which is available from your favorite app store – and it’s free. If you would like to find out more about this show, visit their website at http://www.mostrequestedlive.com Be sure to tune in this week. Their special guests will include Niall Horan, Adam Levene and Martin Garrix.

their annual format flip to AllChristmas music, including 94.5 KBAY in San Jose and 96.5 KOIT in San Francisco. You won’t catch me listening to Christmas music for one month straight because I like different genres of music, including Top 40 and Classic Rock. MY PSA NOMINATION: I’m very proud to announce that the Public Service Announcement about Autism Awareness that I did for Great Bend, Kansas radio station KZRS-FM(Old School 107.9) has been nominated for best PSA from the Kansas Associa-

tion of Broadcasters. I won’t know if I won this award until sometime next August, so wish me luck. LIVE 105 HOLIDAY CONCERT: Alternative station KITS(Live 105) will be holding its annual “Not So Silent Night” concert to be held Dec. 9 and 10 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The two night event will feature performances by Blink 182, Jimmy Eat World, Green Day and Bastille. More information about this show can be found on their website at live105.com

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. “Starboy” – The Weeknd f/Daft Punk 5. “Gold” – Kiira Monitor Radio and Music columnist Henry Ochs has spent many years working in radio. He can be reached at DJHammerinhank@gmail. com or on Twitter @DJHammerinhank

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Is the future of dating doomed? Continued from Page 1

ing season.” In fear of being alone, everyone is so frantic to be with someone, even if it doesn’t ensure a happy and meaningful relationship, but what impacts does this have on dating and long term relationships? By no means has multiple dating platforms “killed” the prospects of ever having a healthy and successful relationship. Romantic partnerships which start online do just as well—if not better—than ones which begin in “real life.” Really, the issue stems from excess and easy availability. Going on a date has become as easy as downloading a free app and swiping right. No longer has it become an endeavor or “hard earned.” Unfortunately, with the realization of how badly people want relationships having dawned on so many individuals, it’s not a healthy dating culture which has erupted, but rather a hook-up culture which preys on the vulnerable. With the creation of fast dat-

ing and easy hook ups, we’ve been able to witness the birth of a culture which disregards people’s feelings, wants, and desires through appropriated titles such as the notorious “friends with benefits.” To dehumanize someo n e down to a level where the only dimens i o n one can possibly v i e w another in is sexual, where their o n l y purpose is to serve sexual wants and nothing else, is a matter of concern. Now, this doesn’t mean hooking up is the work of the devil, or having sex is for sinners. Everything is fine as long as all people are in agreement,

on the same page, and consent. But, given how easy it is to meet someone, hook up, and never talk again—the chances of ever being in a committed relationship have become even slimmer.

At some point or another we have all wondered if someone is genuinely attracted to us, but now we may even find ourselves questioning the exacerbation of the player mentality, where it’s not just three people someone is talking to, but fifty-how in the hell are you s u p posed to comp e t e w i t h statistics like that? The truth is, it’s difficult, and you don’t always end up with the person you may have wanted, but maybe that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world— at least as far as dating goes. For those actually looking for relationships, it may be

“how in the hell are you

supposed to compete with ” statistics like that?

CAMPUS COMMENT

-- Mira Chandra The creation of so many dating platforms, which was meant to assuage singles doubts and increase the chances for people to find love and companionship, has only further enabled the anxiety behind dating.

even harder now than ever, and that is ok. Despite how frustrated you might be, and how real the chances of you being single forever may seem, being single doesn’t suck—regardless of what you’ve been told, or feel. Being with someone for the sake of being with them not only cheats you of a possible chance of meeting someone great— online or in person—but it’s cheating someone else as well. Before this vicious cycle can continue in your life and infect others-- ask yourself: does this person add value to my life? Do they actually care about me? Do I care about them? Do I enjoy spending time with them? If yes, then that’s most definitely the person you should be hanging around, if not, then don’t stress-- just re-evaluate and continue on. Even if you don’t get that New Year’s kiss, or you can’t do “cute holiday couple things” this year, you’re still loved and appreciated by so many special people around you.

If you were president, what would you do on your first day? GUADALUPE ORTIZ Ohlone Student

KARLA OLIVARES Ohlone Student

“I would help the homeless, immigrants, and try to fix the economy”

“I’d make tuition free, try to lower the poverty rate, and make healthcare more affordable”

JAMES DEVERA Ohlone Student

“Make peace with foreign nations, lower housing prices in California, and raise minimum wage”

ANGELA RAMOS

Ohlone Student

“I’d make Beyonce my first lady, put more minorities, women, and LGBTQ people in government, and deport Donald Trump”

JUSTIN BONILLA Ohlone Student

“I would have free nationwide WiFi, pet friendly zones everywhere, and free college”

MARITSA CABRERA

Ohlone Student

“I would make an efficient plan to make college tuition affordable for all, make pay equal for both genders, and provide affordable healthcare”

DANIEL TRAN Ohlone Student

“Create basic income, make student loans better, and have free healthcare” NABEEL NAQVI Ohlone Student

“I would correct the police system, reform foreign policy, and also reform education”

GABRIELLA MARTINEZ

Ohlone Student

“I would provide equal pay for women, feed starving children, and stop deportation”


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“We may be on a collision course!”

VICENTE VERA

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The devil’s lettuce, wacky tobaccy and sticky icky are all slang terms for a drug that was once a huge taboo to even discuss, let alone use. Much has changed since Ronald Reagan called cannabis “probably the most dangerous drug in the United States.” Cannabis is now known as an alternative medicine used for cancer treatment, pain relief and other ailments. On Nov 8, Proposition 64 is going to give Californians the opportunity to legalize adult use of cannabis, which will benefit California greatly. Legalizing cannabis will make the drug taxable, and the new tax revenue marijuana will create will go toward funding much-needed programs. Legalization of marijuana will bring in an estimated $1 billion in tax revenue. According to YesOn64.org, the tax collected from legal cannabis will go toward teen drug treatment, better training of law enforcem e n t , and many more community improvements. It will also help reduce discriminatory incarceration of adults and children for possession of cannabis. Imagine a 16-yearold, trying weed with his friends for the first time, then he gets caught by a police officer, charged with possession and thrown into a detention center. This results in a police record that forever hurts his chances of getting a stable job. “Cannabis user” should not be seen as an inaccurate stereotype, painting the person as brainless. Successful public figures such as Barack Obama and Snoop Dogg have been open about their marijuana use, breaking the stereotype. In comparison to other drugs, marijuana is exceptionally safe. The Marijuana Policy Project states cannabis is safer than alcohol, an already legalized substance deemed socially acceptable to consume. Cannabis has not caused fatal overdoses. Meanwhile alcohol kills thousands of Americans every year. While alcohol has been proven to kill brain cells, cannabis has

been shown to do the opposite. According to a 2009 Marijuana Policy Project study, marijuana can be a much safer alternative to alcohol. Voting yes on 64 would do more good than harm. Medicinal uses of marijuana include helping with insomnia, pain relief and even an alternative to prescription medication for treating cancer. There are of course, arguments against Proposition 64. Noon64.net claims that voting yes on 64 would increase the number of DUI’s across California. This is assuming there will be a flood of new users. While this might be true in some instances, most people who will use cannabis have already been using the drug for a long time. Therefore, users will have already been experienced in the effects of cannabis and have

Legalization of marijuana will bring in an estimated $1 billion in tax revenue.” -- Vicente Vera

more precaution and discretion when it comes to operating motor vehicles. Cannabis is already very popular. California Rep. Dana Rohrabacher has come out in favor of marijuana legalization. “Our current marijuana laws have undermined many of the things conservatives hold dearindividual freedom, limited government and the right to privacy,” said Rohrabacher. Yes on 64 would ease the taboo on this drug and would make it easier for people to have a dialogue on cannabis. Yes on 64 is great for the economy, for Californians, health and will help reduce unfair marijuana related criminalization. If interested in learning more about the proposition visit the following links: •Learn More About Prop. 64: http://YesOn64.org •Official Voter Information Guide: http://voterguide.sos. ca.gov

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Shoes, glorious shoes Continued from Page 3 ent perspectives on shoes. There are a few people who collect shoes as hobbies. Some actually make sure to wear all the shoes in their collection, however, some buy

them with the sole purpose of showcasing. Now winter has come. The slippers are hard to spot, rather boots are everywhere. Boots are gender-friendly. Both men and women wear boots, nevertheless, the designs are

different. There are also different kinds of boots: long boots, ankle boots, dress boots, riding boots, paddock boots, etc. Famous signature boot brands are Hush Puppies, Timberland, Warmbat, and Wolverine World Wide.


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SPORTS

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Lady Renegades defeat Skyline Trojans JULIAN MONCALEANO SPORTS EDITOR

The Ohlone College Volleyball team have not had the start to the season that they expected. Through their first 8 games, the Lady Renegades are 3-5 after defeating Skyline last night. While coming off a win, the Lady Renegades look to be back at .500. This season has had its ups and downs, but this group of ladies has not let it discourage them as they continue to finish the season strong. Friday they will host Gavilan as they look to win their second consecutive game.

Volleyball Renegade Reenah Harris spikes the ball on Raja Elliott during the first set and go on to defeat Skyline College.

Warriors Now that the first week of the NBA season has come to an end, we can take a closer look at what we expect to see from the NBA’s most controversial team, The Golden State Warriors.

The Warriors were blown out at Oracle Arena on their home opener a week ago and many people in the Warriors organization began to panic. What they forget to realize is that there are 81 games left in the season and anything can happen from this point come playoff time. This 2016 Warriors team are a completely different team from last year’s record breaking 73-9 roster. As we all know, the Warriors made an off-season splash by landing superstar, Kevin Durant, but in order to make cap room for Durant the Warriors had to let go of a majority of their bench. Through the first 4 games of the season, the bench has struggled

to give the starters a break and the Durant signing has not showed its full promise. The Warriors have won 3 straight and look to stay hot as the season heads into November. Tonight’s game at Oracle Arena, versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, should be the highest anticipated game this early into the season. Durant will be facing his former team for the first time since leaving, let’s hope there is no blood loss between the two teams. Many people are already starting to say that Durant has ruined the chemistry of the team, but when you add a perennial AllStar, Olympic Gold Medalist, and an All NBA First-Team player, their chances look pretty good come April.

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Kevin Durant being guarded by Raptors’ Demarre Carrol

Re neg ade s loo k to sta y per fec t JULIAN MONCALEANO SPORTS EDITOR

The Ohlone Men’s basketball team continues to move through the pre-season in preparation for its upcoming tournament at San Jose City College starting tomorrow. It’s been over a month since the Renegades came off their 4-0 tournament win in San Francisco and this group is ready to get out on the hardwood. Sophomore guard, Rob Uwaechie, before yesterdays practice as they prepared for the big weekend. Uwaechie was optimistic about how this weekend will help prepare them for conference play. “We want to go in looking sharp and get us ready for the season so we can evaluate somethings that we need to work on,” Uwaechie said. “We have high expectations, we don’t expect to lose any games, at all—we were ranked 14th in state and personally I think we’re better than a lot of teams in state and the ultimate goal is to win state.” Uwaechie and the rest of the Renegade roster will use their

pre-season ranking as motivation to fuel them through conference play. With the addition to a few international recruits, the culture in the locker room has expanded and Uwaechie has been impressed with the Australian player’s growth, “Considering that Australia plays the FIBA game, it’s like they’ve been playing pro ball since they were 16, so they’re really above the curb and come ready to play.” Outside of the conference, the Renegades have their eyes set on overthrowing San Francisco City College as state champions. Uwaechie said, “Considering that they are the reigning champions, we want to take them down and own that title.” Last month opposite guard Devon Rowland, also said San Francisco City College as the definite answer. The Renegades do not face San Francisco until February, which means both teams have time to prepare for one another. Although we can only hope for a San Francisco versus Ohlone matchup this early, the Renegades still have a long way to go for their road to state.

JULIAN MONCALEANO/SPORTS EDITOR

Rob Uwaechie and Shaquille Maharaj during basketball practice in the Epler Gym.

Ohlone College Monitor, November 3, 2016  
Ohlone College Monitor, November 3, 2016  

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