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Board passes budget BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor

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Instructor Barbara Myslik, right, trains Antonio Reza, left, and Veronika Mentante at the Ohlone Communication Lab in Newark.

Communication Lab gains national certification SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor Last semester, the Ohlone Communication Lab became the first communication lab in California to become certified by the National Association of Communication Centers (NACC). Only 13 labs are certified in the United States, and out of those, Ohlone is the second community college to become certified. The Ohlone communication department has created a peer teaching system, in which students who have completed the courses are teaching other students. “Our communication center is where theory and practice come together, and it’s wonderful to see students being able to exercise rhetorical practice in a risk-free environment,” said Brenda Ahntholz, professor and director of the Communication Department

at Ohlone. The student tutors help with everything from workbooks to writing to presenting speeches. Along with the student tutors, there is always at least one instructor in the lab offering their time to help students. “The training you’ve detailed looks purposeful and mindful of oral communication; we believe that you have a solid foundation for building your program,” the NACC said in its approval letter. There are two labs, one at the Fremont campus and one at the Newark campus, in which students in need of help are able to get assistance. “If it were only professors in the lab, the lab wouldn’t be nearly as helpful because students would be too scared to ask questions or ask for help,” said Carly Jordan, a student Continued on Page 3

The Board of Trustees last week approved the college’s final budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, after listening to speakers from the Ohlone community. The budget, approved at the board’s Sept. 9 meeting, anticipates General Fund unrestricted revenues of $54.8 million. Expenditures are budgeted at $50.1 million, including two new full-time faculty positions but no costs related to salary increases. Before the budget was approved, six staff and faculty members asked trustees to consider increasing salaries or raising the COLA (cost of living adjustment). When the college hit hard economic times, staff and faculty members agreed to no pay raises and minimal COLA. However, the college’s financial health is improving. According to financial reports, the net activity is positive for the first time in four years and Ohlone’s deficit factor was lowered from .75 percent to .318 percent. In the fourth quarter of 20142015, Ohlone’s estimated expenditures were lower than budgeted. In the final budget, there are undesignated funds, which the board can allocate for any purpose, and a 27 percent reserve. When Continued on Page 3

Students can meet with college reps on Transfer Day AGNES MADRIAGA Features editor Transfer Day on Sept. 29 will provide Ohlone students with an opportunity to explore transfer options and meet representatives from universities and colleges. The event will be held at the Newark campus from 10 a.m. to noon and, in the afternoon, various workshops will be conducted. About 45 universities and colleges will attend this event, including University of California and California State University schools, Holy Names and St. Mary’s College, to name a few.

Elisa Castro, Transfer Center coordinator, recommends that students come with questions and keep an open mind. At the event, she suggests that students gather materials and be aware of the schools’ requirements. “This is an opportunity that will benefit everyone, whether you’re starting the transfer process or in the middle of it,” she said. On the day of the event, two vans will shuttle students from the Fremont campus to the Newark campus. Space is limited, so call ahead of time at 510-659Continued on Page 2

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Students meet with college representatives during last year’s Transfer Day on the Newark campus.


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NEWS BITES Flu vaccine now available The flu vaccine is now available through the Student Health Center on the Fremont and Newark campuses. The vaccine costs $20 for staff and $10 for students. It is available on the Fremont campus at the health center on the third floor of Building 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. On the Newark campus, it is available in the health center in Room 1214 next week – from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Call the health center for an appointment at 510-659-6258 or email jquijas@ohlone.edu.

Transfer Day coming to Newark Continued from Page 1 6241, or sign up at the Transfer Center, Room 7351 in Building 7. Also, AC Transit buses 242 or 251 run from BART to the Newark campus. More information is available at www.ohlone.edu/ transferday. For students who can’t make it to the event, there are still several opportunities to still get information from the universities. For schedules and events, check out the Transfer Center’s website at www. ohlone.edu/transfer. The Transfer Center also schedules campus tours during the school year. Check out the Transfer Events Calendar on the website for dates and times.

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Students meet with college representatives during last year’s Transfer Day on the Newark campus. This year’s event, from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29, will include about 45 colleges and universities.

Board approves ASOC budget The Board of Trustees last week approved the Associated Students of Ohlone College budget for the 2015-16 school year. The balanced budget anticipates revenues of $111,000, including $87,000 from the Student Activity Fee. Planned expenditures include $28,000 for exhibits, festivals and programs, including the Inter-Club Council and the Thanksgiving Feast; $21,000 for money requests; $17,000 for a part-time student worker; $10,000 for the Student Handbook; $10,000 for Student Activities; and $6,000 for graduation.

Fun Time coming to Newark The Student Activities department will hold a Lunchtime Fun Time event from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor lobby on the Newark campus. The free event will include popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones. Students at the Newark campus also can relax at the ASOC Recreation Room, on the first floor next to the café. The room includes pool, Foosball, video games, board games, and a karaoke machine. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. – Compiled by Monitor staff

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Faculty members ask board to consider raises Continued from Page 1 asked at a College Council meeting why the reserve is so substantial, George Kozitza, interim vice president for administrative services, explained that Ohlone has a history of being fiscally conservative and that the reserve is a healthy amount. However, some employees argued more funds could be allotted to raise salaries or the COLA for staff and faculty members. Math Professor Geoff Hirsch implored the board to “remember all the people who make this institu-

tion great” when deciding whether or not to approve the proposed budget. Rob Smedfjeld, a math professor and member of the United Faculty of Ohlone negotiating team, said he has been told the board wants to pay staff and faculty “median or slightly above median” salaries. However, he said, Ohlone “surpasses our peers in completion rates and basic skills improvement rates,” according to a Student Success Scorecard presented to the board in July. “From my perspective, when you have employees that are superlative, it

doesn’t make sense to pay them an average wage, especially when you are located in one of the most expensive places to live in the country,” he told the board. “Aboveaverage accomplishments warrant above-average rewards.” However, some administrators and board members are cautious about the predicted economic good times for multiple reasons. Gov. Jerry Brown recently cut the education budget by $12.5 billion, and both the global economy and California’s economy show signs they may be slowing down in the near future.

Ultimately, the 2015-2016 final budget was approved unanimously. Before making the motion to approve the budget, Trustee Ishan Shah, a former Ohlone student, noted that it is possible for the budget to be amended on a quarterly basis. The board meets on the second Wednesday of every month. Details about the board meetings, including location, agenda and other documents, can be found at www.ohlone.edu/org/ board/. Meetings are open to the public and videos of the meetings are available online.

Lab helps students on both Ohlone campuses Continued from Page 1 who has been using the lab. “With student tutors, other students may feel much more at ease and while it may still be scary to ask a tutor for help, it’s much more low key compared to asking a professor for help.” The Fremont Communication lab is open five days a week, and the Newark lab is open four days a week.

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Monitor Editor-in-chief Vanessa Luis watches the Republican presidential debate via a CNN live stream on Wednesday night. Read News Editor Brianne O’Sullivan’s take on the debate on Page 7.


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FEATURES

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Q&A with former Monitor editor, author BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor

Not The Last of Us During an interview regarding the Uncharted Nathan Drake collection, Naughty Dog writer Josh Scherr might have just accidentally dropped the fact that there will be a sequel to The Last of Us. “All the facial animation in the Uncharted series was led up by Eric, here,” Scherr says, “and [on] the first The Last of Us. Uh, did I say the first The Last of Us?” [Pause] Wait, what? Yes. Yes. Yes. I am so ready for this. Please be real. You may remember The Last of Us as the emotionally thrashing zombie apocalypse thirdperson shooter featuring the protagonist, Joel, a man in his late 40s from Texas *spoiler alert* who loses his daughter at the start of the outbreak. We then see a postapocalyptic world in which citizens are highly policed and basically imprisoned in a small community. Joel is a smuggler who gets a job he was not prepared for and experiences more mentally fatal blows. The game had a slow start but really started to increase the action. The plotline was well developed and much deeper than most games – particularly post-zombie apocalypse ones. Some say The Last of Us was easily the game of the PlayStation platform. I won’t go into much more detail, but for the newbies reading I seriously recommend some The Last of Us play time! The probability of this rea lly happening is strong, I think. This is an idea that has been hinted at numerous times from Naughty Dog creative. This game cannot much be improved, it had an outstanding storyline. However, personally I could probably do with more action. I could always do with more action. What would you want to see in The Last of Us 2? Send me an email at monitor@ohlone.edu. Read the next issue and check out my full review of Destiny: The Taken King. PSN: valarmorghulis8_

Ken Bilderback, editor of the Monitor in 1976, recently co-authored “Law and Order at the End of the Oregon Trail.” The book explores the rugged history of Oregon’s legal system and the factors, such as race, gender and religion, that molded it into becoming what it is today. In May, the book received an honorable mention at the New York Book Festival and was later named the first runner-up in the history category at the Hollywood Book Festival. We asked Bilderback about his memories of his time at Ohlone and his advice for aspiring writers. Q. What do you remember about your time at Ohlone College? A. I remember writing, writing and more writing. I was news editor of the Monitor my first semester, then editor in my second. I also reported for the San Jose Mercury and did other freelance work. That was all in addition to papers for class. I also fondly remember my criminal justice classes, which were taught by a retired San Francisco police officer, William Osterloh. At the time, I planned to become a lawyer, and Osterloh had a great way of humanizing Constitutional and civil rights. He was warm, funny and caring; the epitome of what a cop should be. Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? A. I became a writer almost by default. I paid my way through college at Georgia State University and the University of Dayton by working for newspapers and writing magazine articles. In my junior year at Dayton, I earned a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Editing Internship and spent the summer in New York at Newsday. In my senior year, I was hired

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Ken Bilderback, second from left, was editor of the Monitor in 1976. He is now an author.

full-time at the Dayton Daily News. I kept taking pre-law classes, but I clearly was destined to be a journalist. Q. Seeing as your books are all rooted in a location’s history, how do you think historical events influence said location’s here and now? A. I always have been fascinated by the history of wherever I happen to be. I have a talk I deliver called “Finding History Beneath Your Feet.” My premise is that if you can uncover the history of an event that happened at or near where you happen to be, you can start working outward, eventually tying into national and world history. Our first history book,“CreekWith No Name,” emerged from tracing the history of a little creek that runs through our property. Among other things, I traced the amazing Native American history of the area, and discovered that in 1977 a young San Francisco woman named Margo Compton and her six-year-old twins were murdered in a famous gang-

land killing, and it happened just down the hill from our house, along the little creek with no name. History certainly shaped current events, but even more to the point, I think history should be our guide for the future. We as a society tend to keep making the same economic and civil rights mistakes over and over again, because we don’t remember our past. Q. Do you have any suggestions for those who wish to become better writers? If so, what are they? A. My advice is two-fold. The most important thing is to write. Just keep writing until you get it right. Second is something an editor at the San Jose Mercury told me while I was at Ohlone. I wrote a story about a complicated City Council meeting. He read it and said, “This is gobbledegook. If you went home to your girlfriend, what would you tell her happened at the meeting?” I summed it succinctly and he said, “That’s your lead right there;

just write like you’re talking to your readers.” Q. From what I can tell of your book, you talk a lot about modern law and order and the process of creating said law and order. Do you have any predictions or thoughts on how our current law and order will change or evolve? A. Again, I see us slipping back into old habits, ignoring or even abusing the rights of citizens in the name of security. People in the early West were extremely leery of law enforcement because they saw how it could be used to settle personal and political disputes, but then they learned that law enforcement could be used as a weapon against ethnic groups, immigrants, labor unions and other groups they didn’t like. Q. Anything else you would like to add? A. Just that I am a huge fan of community colleges. I spent just one year at Ohlone, but it saved me at a time when I was foundering in life.

Excursion heading to London, Dublin SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor One of the most amazing programs that Ohlone offers are the enriching study abroad trips. The Theatre and Dance department is offering a theater appreciation class in the form of a trip to London and Dublin for students from Jan. 2 to 13. The course will meet twice in December at Ohlone before traveling to London and Dublin for 12 days. The trip will include visits to cultural and historical sites, including Shakespeare’s birthplace, Buckingham Palace Piccadilly Circus, and the National and Abbey theaters

with backstage tours. “I want [my students] to see the world and have a broader perspective on the

about theater and literature, which is what the trip is mostly about. My focus is mostly theater but they’re

world that we live in,” said Michael Navarra Smith, the assistant professor of acting and directing for the Theater and Dance Department, who is going on the trip. “I want them to learn more

going to get a lot of both, and to get to see theater in other countries just brings a new perspective back so that when we work on stuff here we have more to choose from.”

This three-unit class is UC and CSU transferable, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Students will have the opportunity to make strong friendships and learn that the world is at their fingertips. The deadline to sign up for the trip is Sept. 28; a $95 deposit is required to hold a spot. The estimated total cost of the trip is about $3,533, which includes airfare, hotels, and some meals. For more information, attend a meeting in the Green Room at the Smith Center from 3 to 4 p.m. Sept. 24, or email Michael Navarra Smith at mnavarrasmith@ ohlone.edu.


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Comic Con comes to San Jose VANESSA LUIS Editor-in-chief Hundreds of fellow nerds, including Monique Maralit, Ohlone student and radio broadcasting major, turned out for the San Jose 2015 Wizard World Comic Con Sept. 9 to 11. The event kicked off with a ribbon-cutting Friday with the 49ers Gold Rush girls, Lou Ferrigno, and Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker. Walking inside is like every fan’s dream: Rows and rows of comics, Funko POP! figures, Cosplay gear, imitation weapons from Halo to Game of Thrones, and Fandom gear. Monique expressed her regret that she did not get a chance to buy any Funko POP! Figures. Still, “It’s so fun to see different fandoms collide as well as meet with people who enjoy the same things you do,” she said. If you’ve ever been to a Comic Convention, dressing up is the thing to do – it’s fun, and it’s interesting to come up with cool new characters to cosplay (costume play) as. We didn’t see a significant amount of cosplay at this

event, but we definitely saw some incredible costumes and lots of enthusiasm from the fans. Some of the most notable cosplay was Captain America, Wonder Woman, Assassin (via Assassin’s Creed), Groot, Rocket the Raccoon, Ninja Turtles and Iron Man; while not extremely original, the costumes were well-developed and incredible to see. A handful of stars appeared for photo ops, including the original Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, Brett Dalton from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Paige and Roman Reigns from WWE, and Michael Rooker, Emily Kinney and Scott Wilson from The Walking Dead. Woven in with the many exhibits are the various panels and competitions such as Cosplay Photography, Lightsaber Team, Q&A with Roman Reigns, ranked gaming events, and so much more. Wizard World Comic Con covered three days with fun events and fan cosplay. Wizard World comes back to San Jose next year with more surprises, so go, dress up as your favorite comic world character and have some fun.

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Top: Spiderman poses for the Monitor and 89.3 KOHL at the Wizard World Comic Con in San Jose on Sept. 10. Above: Characters from the HBO TV series “Game of Thrones” pose for photos. Bottom-left: Predator wards off an attack on the Comic Con convention floor. Bottom-right: Panelists discuss Cosplay Photography during the convention.


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Decriminalize world’s oldest profession Prostitution is a victimless crime VANESSA LUIS Editor-in-chief There is a severe stigma about sex work, in which people have been legally and socially prosecuted for their use of their bodies as a source of income. Yet, most objections are based on personal morals, religion and just outright disapproval rather than the constitutional rights of the person. Much of the stigma is based on this idea of a slutty, trashy woman throwing herself onto an innocent, vulnerable family man; this is a damaging idea and is not what sex work is. First, not all prostitutes are women and not all customers are men. Second, customers often initiate the transactions. Prostitution is a generally victimless crime, as is the solicitation of sexual services. If anything, making it a crime creates victims. In 2012, the United Nations Global Commission on HIV and the Law called for the decriminalization of “private and consensual adult sexual behaviours, including samesex sexual acts and voluntary sex work.” “Criminalisation, in collusion with social stigma makes sex workers’ lives more unstable, less safe and far riskier in terms of HIV,” according to the report. “There is no legal protection from discrimination and abuse where sex work is criminalised.” Amnesty International followed suit last month, calling for the worldwide decriminalization of prostitution. Continued on Page 7

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Nicole Arbour’s video is damaging SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor On Sept. 3, YouTube personality Nicole Arbour posted a six-minute video titled “Dear Fat People” with the description “What we’ve all wanted to say to fat people.” In the video, she proceeds to tear down every single person struggling with weight issues. She included a disclaimer saying these comments were not aimed at people who were suffering from some kind of medical illness that put them in this situation. Still, her ignorance about this subject truly shines bright. As TLC star Whitney Way Thore of “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” pointed

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out in her response video, even if Nicole isn’t directing this to sick people, she is. There is literally no way for Nicole, or anyone else who takes her seriously, to look at an overweight person and determine if it’s due to an illness or not. Since Nicole’s video is pushing all overweight people into one category, any hate that will result because of this video will be directed toward anyone who fits her description. Nicole begins her video by declaring that fat shaming is not real, and that it is something fat people just made up. But it is real. If you have ever seen someone being made fun of for being overweight, you have witnessed fat shaming. And as we all know, that is very

common. People are always told that they aren’t pretty and they are pushed out of the modeling industry, fashion industry and television, all because they aren’t size-zero models. Nicole even goes on to bash people who have to buy plus-size clothing (that would be anyone a size 8 or up). Did you know both Kate Upton and Robyn Lawley are plus size?Yet Nicole wouldn’t say anything about them, because they don’t fit her uninformed definition of what it means to be plus size. Hate from other people is not all that will result from this. People who struggle with their weight face ridicule every single day and have been taught that they are less than perfect. Self-

hatred is a major issue in youth who struggle with their weight and Nicole, who compares #BodyPositivity with #MethLove and #TeenSmokers, is not making the situation any better. In fact, as pointed out by Whitney Way, it is actually more likely for a person who is ridiculed because of their weight to gain more weight. Nicole Arbour’s claim that she cares, and her attempt to show this through satire, is lost amid the crude, demeaning jokes, her comparison of herself to minorities who get stopped for “random” checks in airport security. She cannot stand there for six minutes, bashing an entire group of people, Continued on Page 7

Is religion an excuse not to do your job?

(regarding Kim Davis,a Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple) ANGELA PEREZ Kinesiology

“You shouldn’t even have a job that is against your religion” DESIREE LEGAT Philosophy

“I think she (Kim Davis) should have just stayed in jail. I don’t think it’s an excuse” SHAINAYA SHARMA Psychology

“She [Kim Davis] does not get to make her own policies”

JORDYN MORGAN Music

“No, you should know what you’re signing up for”

TRENT TRISKELION Communication Studies

“No. You got into that job knowing that it may or may not agree with your religion”


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Legalize prostitution, continue ban on trafficking, pimping Continued from Page 6 Sex workers and Johns/ Janes have the basic human right of bodily autonomy; meaning they should be able to engage in whatever activities they’d like with their own body. Some people grow up in poverty and are unable to thrive in the educational system; other people hold strong to the fact that their bodies are their greatest assets. Regardless of the reason behind a sex worker’s career choice, they should not be punished for making a living in a way that is not agreeable to societal standards. I am calling for legalization of all sex work with regulation. However, human trafficking (the sale of a person against their will) and street pimping should remain extremely illegal. I believe that with regula-

tion of prostitution, we can make the process safe for all involved parties. Legalization will reduce the risk of STDs, rape, exploitation of sex workers, etc. and funnel more tax money into our communities. Manisha Shah of the University of California, Los Angeles, and Scott Cunningham of Baylor University examined data from a seven-year period after the Rhode Island legislature inadvertently decriminalized indoor prostitution in the state. “Not surprisingly, we find that decriminalization increased the size of the indoor market,” the authors said in their 2014 study, “Decriminalizing Indoor Prostitution: Implications for Sexual Violence and Public Health.” “However, we also find that decriminalization caused both forcible rape offenses and gonorrhea

incidence to decline for the overall population. Our synthetic control model finds 824 fewer reported rape offenses (31 percent decrease) and 1,035 fewer cases of female gonorrhea (39 percent decrease) from 2004 to 2009.” Sex workers should function as individual contractors with a license to work. They would receive all the benefits of a normal job (401k, health insurance, union, etc.) without the same requirements. With the legalization of prostitution, along with regulations such as testing for STDs, drug testing, and proper education about protection, it is likely that rates of STDs, rates of homelessness, rates of crime, and rates of violence against sex workers will decrease immensely. Tweet me @VanessaMLuis

Don’t listen to Arbour’s message Continued from Page 6 then stop to say, “Big, sassy black women in church dresses are my favorite thing,” like this subgroup is a token. Nicole’s idea of love and care is one that is damaging. This is something that should upset you. This can-

not be some Internet fad that comes and goes in a week. Thousands of people saw that video in a matter of days, and thousands of people were just told that they are not good enough. Make sure your friends know they are perfect and loved.You are perfect and are loved.

Do the world a favor and don’t listen to Nicole Arbour. Satire is not the way to spread love and support. And if a stranger’s weight really does bother you, keep it to yourself: It’s none of your damn business. Tweet me @SamCamp08

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Fiorina stands out in GOP debate BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor The Iran nuclear deal and Russia’s support of the Assad regime in Syria were two major foreign policy subjects during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night. In regards to the Syrian crisis, candidates were quick to point fingers at President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and one another. When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, Republican candidates appear to fall into one of two camps: nullify it completely and immediately or cautiously proceed with the situation and U.S.-Iran relationship. The topic of immigration sparked some interesting debate. Multiple candidates, most notably Ben Carson and Chris Christie, called Donald Trump’s plan to immediately deport 11 million to 12 million undocumented workers impossible and financially damaging. Bush, Carson and others argued for an immigration policy that allows for pathways to citizenship and opportunities to obtain work visas. Personal jabs at candidates and candidates’ family members were not off limits. At one point, Bush demanded Trump apologize to his wife for previous

comments he made during an interview. “I won’t do that because I said nothing wrong, but I do hear she’s a lovely woman,” Trump said. Throughout the debate, Carly Fiorina impressed with her articulate and passionate speech. As many of the contenders debated the merits of launching the Iraq War, Fiorina insisted on talking about how she would secure our national security by expanding our military prowess. Recently, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Donald Trump, when shown a picture of Fiorina, said, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!” The mediator gave Fiorina a chance to respond to Trump’s comment, which he claimed was about her persona and not her looks. Fiorina, the only woman on stage, firmly responded: “Women all over this country heard very clearly what Mr. Trump said.” And while Fiorina stood out in the debate, her rocky past as CEO of HewlettPackard, which included thousands of layoffs and ended in a forced resignation, will be sure to haunt her on the campaign trail. Want to talk shop? Tweet me @bri_osullivan


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SPORTS

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Renegades sweep double-header

The Ohlone volleyball team won all six games in a doubleheader against Lassen College and College of Alameda on Wednesday night.

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Above: Jenni Brochu led the team in kills against Lassen, with 11. Below: Mary Newman smacks the ball toward the Lassen defense.

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Ohlone hitter Jenni Brochu led the team in kills against Alameda, with 7.

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Friday, 6:30 p.m. at Skyline College in San Bruno.

Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m. vs. Chabot College at Tak Fudenna Memorial Stadium in Fremont.

Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m., vs. Monterey Peninsula College at the Fremont campus. Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., vs. West Valley College at the Fremont campus.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Friday, 3:30 p.m. vs. Modesto Junior College in Modesto. Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. vs. Cabrillo College at Tak Stadium in Fremont. Sept. 25, 4 p.m. at West Valley College in Saratoga.

MEN’S SOCCER

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Ohlone player Carley Ward spikes the ball during the Renegades’ game against College of Alameda in the Epler Gymnasium on the Fremont campus Wednesday night.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO Sept. 25-26, 8:30 a.m., Bockman Memorial Tournament in Aptos. Sept. 30, 3 p.m. vs. Cabrillo College at the Fremont campus. Oct. 3, TBD, College of San Mateo Tournament in San Mateo.

MEN’S WATER POLO Friday and Saturday, all day, Delta Tournament in Stockton.

Friday, 2 p.m. at Butte College in Oroville.

Sept. 25-26, all day, De Anza Tournament in Cupertino.

Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. vs. Merritt College at Tak Fudenna Memorial Sta-

Sept. 30, 3 p.m. vs. Cabrillo College at the Fremont campus.

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