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‘WHY IS THIS STILL HAPPENING?’ Ohlone responds to Oregon community college shooting BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor and CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor

you probably had a moment of solidarity and then it just left your mind. We should be disgusted, but it happens so often we just shrug and move on. Death and murder like this is no longer something that stops the nation. We watch it in movies, play these video games, we see it every single day. By the time a person turns 18, they have already

Ohlone students said they were saddened by the mass shooting at a community college in Oregon last week. They said it made them wary of a similar incident here, although they added that they feel safe in Fremont. “I was a little shocked,” student Jason Bi said. “Why is this still happening?” The gunman killed nine and wounded nine before killing himself Oct. 1 at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. “My first thought was worrying, but then I tried to cheer myself up,” student Duy Huynh said. Students said they are aware of the possibility of a similar incident here, although they think the campus has a safe environment. “I don’t think that it would happen here, because I feel like in our area it’s pretty safe,” student Sadelfina Favni said. “That’s why I don’t really get worried that much.” Student Rushee Posadas agreed, saying Fremont is a safe city. “Out of all the places I’ve lived in, Fremont is the place I really like – less crime,” student Rushee Posadas said. But “I think we should be aware.” College President Gari Browning expressed her

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We’re a generation desensitized to violence COMMENTARY SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor This past week in Oregon, at least nine people were killed and many others injured in a shooting at a smalltown community college. As expected, it quickly became all that was talked about. Everyone had an opinion; everyone had some type of

advice on how to prevent things like this from happening. All our responses came so easily, and without a second thought. “I’ve been thinking a lot about this school shooting and it’s making me sick. I’m angry because when I (along with many others) heard about this, I was not angry. I was not sad. I was completely dismissive. It’s become so common in our society to hear about mass shootings

that now it’s just like hearing about a random car accident. Why did we let it get this bad? What will it take for us to see SOMETHING needs to be done. The brutal murder of children? Nope. That already happened. What have we done?” This is a post I made to Facebook the day after this shooting. Many of you, upon seeing this, are thinking that you felt mad, you felt sad, you weren’t dismissive. But really,

Ohlone students: stress top factor affecting classwork SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor STEP Up Ohlone, in conjunction with the Student Health Center, ran a student mental health survey last semester to assess how we fare here on campus. The results indicated that the No. 1 factor affecting academic performance, with 34 percent of students reporting it, was stress. Work follows close behind at 24 percent, and “54 percent of students reported academics as a traumatic or very difficult things to handle within the

last 12 months.“ A shocking 6.9 percent of students have intentionally hurt themselves. 9.2 percent of students have considered suicide and 2.9 percent have actually attempted suicide. The survey, given to 607 students over a two-week period in March, included 66 questions on topics ranging from drugs and alcohol to mental health and impediments to academic performance. Organized by the American College Health Association, the National College Health Assessment has collected data on nearly

1.3 million students at nearly 700 colleges and universities since 2000. STEP Up Ohlone is the college’s campaign to promote student mental health, prevent suicide and reduce stigma and discrimination. The group organizes a series of events throughout the school year, including the “Out of the Darkness” walk to raise awareness about suicide prevention, and today’s National Depression Screening Day event on the Fremont and Newark campuses. Continued on Page 2

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Volunteers prepare for last semester’s Out of the Darkness walk.


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NEWS BITES Researcher to discuss sharks Paul Clerkin of the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing will speak about his research from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in Room NC2100 at the Newark Campus. This is the Math, Science and Engineering Division’s first Friday Science Seminar. For more information, check out the flier in the COMM lab.

Kaita-Tokubo to speak in Fremont The Speech and Communication Studies Department has invited Judy Kaita-Tokubo to speak about “The Japanese American experience” on the Fremont campus. The free speech will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room 7101.

Ramirez to give presentation Maria Ramirez will present “Chicana HerStory” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Smith Center on the Fremont Campus. Ramirez has delivered the presentation around the world, including at the 43rd annual National Ethnic Studies Confer- ence at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi in March.

College Council to meet Monday The College Council will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday in Room 7101 on the Fremont campus. Meetings are open to the public, and the agenda is posted beforehand at www.ohlone. edu/org/council/.

Board to meet Wednesday The Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 7101 on the Fremont campus. Board meetings are open to the public and streamed online. The agenda and accompanying documents are posted online beforehand at www. ohlone.edu/org/board. – Compiled by Brianne O’Sullivan

Ohlone responds to Oregon mass shooting Continued from Page 1 “heartfelt sympathy” to the shooting victims and their families, and reassured the campus that Ohlone gives “the highest priority to the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff.” “Some of the most recent training and planning we have implemented includes the local police force conducting a training activity for an “active shooter” scenario on our Fremont campus; administrators participating in table top exercises to walk through response to this type of incident; and an emergency preparedness team that regularly reviews and updates our emergency procedures,” Browning said in a message to the campus. “Ohlone remains in close communication with the local authorities regarding emergency and disaster preparedness and training.” Browning also reminded employees that counselors are available through the Employee Assistance Program, by calling 800-

344-4222. For more information, go to www.ohlone. edu/org/hr/benefits/docs/ eap-flyer.pdf. Sally Bratton, director of Ohlone’s Student Health Center, suggested students attend one of the National Depression Screening Day events today at the Fremont and Newark campuses. “They all meet with one of the screeners individually and either get a pat on the back for doing well or a chat if there are concerns and a referral to either [Counselor] Rosemary [O’Neill] or a community resource,” Bratton wrote in an email. “Keep your eyes and ears open and don’t hesitate to let us know if you have a student of concern. Many of our students may have some emotional response to this event.” Depression screening events will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. in the Health Center in Building 7 on the Fremont campus, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first-floor lobby on the Newark campus.

After the Oregon shooting on Thursday, Campus police Chief John Worley sent an email outlining “immediate action responses” should a similar incident occur at Ohlone. “When an emergency occurs, it is critical that faculty, staff and students work together to take immediate steps to protect themselves, and others on the campus,” he wrote. He listed the following responses: Drop, cover and hold on to protect yourself from flying and falling debris during an earthquake or explosion. Evacuation: Implemented when conditions outside the building or off-campus are safer than remaining inside or on-campus. Refer to evacuation plans to predetermined Evacuation Assembly Areas location. Lockdown/barricade: Initiated for an immediate threat of danger to occupants of a campus or school building and when any movement will put students and staff in jeopardy.

Once implemented, no one should enter or exit rooms for any reason unless directed by law enforcement. Secure campus: Initiated for a potential threat of danger in the surrounding community. All classroom/ office doors are closed and locked and all students and staff should remain inside until directed otherwise. Shelter in place: Implemented to isolate and provide greater protection from an external environment such as airborne contaminants or wildlife. Windows and air vents should be closed and air conditioning/heating units should be shut down immediately. Further emergency response actions or critical information updates would be disseminated through Ohlone College’s Emergency Mass Notifications System (Regroup) at www. ohlone.edu/org/security/ regroup.html. For more information, contact Campus Police Services at 510-659-6111.

We’re no longer fazed by mass killings in U.S. Continued from Page 1 experienced thousands of simulated deaths. Many of which are initiated by teens themselves. So, now when it really happens we shrug it off as though the news coverage is just a clip from the latest blockbuster hit. My feelings are shared by President Barack Obama, as stated in his address to the nation just hours after the shooting. “Somehow this has become routine. The reporting is routine, my response here at this podium ends up being routine. ...We’ve become numb to this.” As a nation, as humans, we are no longer fazed by

this. This is something that is normal to us. As children we learn what to do if you’re at school and a person is on campus with a gun. As children. Children should not have to worry about these things. I don’t have the answers, and I’m not advocating for a certain side here, but something needs to be done. As children, parents, siblings, grandparents, we cannot just lie back and accept that this is the world we live in. Innocent people being murdered in cold blood should not just be a passing comment with friends. One big difference about this shooting is the absence of the killer’s name in most reports. Why glorify a person

Survey: 1 in 5 overwhelmed Continued from Page 1 Other events this semester include the fall semester blood drive on Oct. 26, and the Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Conference on Nov. 21, both on the Fremont campus. The survey indicates STEP Up’s efforts are badly needed: One in five students say they are feeling overwhelmed with everything going on. When asked how students feel toward Ohlone, 12 percent of students said the “Ohlone environment has a negative impact on students’ mental and emotional wellbeing.” Fifty-one percent “feel that Ohlone encourages free and open discussion about mental and emotional health.” STEP Up Ohlone’s goal is

to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health, so the group asked questions about how many students would seek help. Seventy-four percent of students said they would seek mental health services if needed. However, when asked what would likely stop them seeking help, 30 percent of students said embarrassment or fear. Still, 71 percent of students said they would feel comfortable suggesting personal counseling to friends who are struggling with mental health. For more information, go to http://stepupohlone.org. If you find yourself needing help, you can reach out to the Alameda County Crisis Support Hotline at 800309-2131 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255.

who had no respect for human life?We have repeatedly made celebrities out of mass murderers, making them household names and their face as recognizable as Ronald McDonald. This is a huge step in the right direction. As we have seen more and more, these killings are carried out in a way that will make the murderers famous. Some are filmed, some leave a video manifesto before carrying out

their act of violence. Taking away this last piece of the 15 minutes of fame removes any pride they would otherwise get from this. I don’t know if or when things will change, but until then, it’s up to us to try to make a difference. Teach the value of life, teach kids they are not alone. Be there for people who need you. Let’s try to fix this before it’s too late. What do you think? Tweet me @SamCamp08

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AGNES MADRIAGA Features editor The Gathering of the Ohlone People occurs annually at the beginning of fall. This year, it was held at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont on Sunday. The event started with Monica Arellano reciting the “Lord’s Prayer” in the Chochenyo language. Then Tony Cerda, tribal chair, introduced the Costanoan Rumsel Carmel Tribe’s Humaya Dancers, who entered the open lawn area with a dance. They continued on with a few more dances and the audience was invited to participate. Throughout the afternoon, there were several speakers talking about the conservation of cultural sites, and reconnecting with the Ohlone culture. There were several booths scattered around the picnic area, displaying authentic Ohlone artifacts, Ohlone jewelry for sale, and Ohlone crafts for the children to replicate. A booth called Mawekwa’s Kitchen was selling fried bread with different toppings. Savory toppings such as ground beef with onions and tomatoes tasted like tacos. Sweet toppings such as strawberries and whipped cream were another option. Arellano, vice chair of the

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The Other Democrats Next Tuesday the DNC and CNN will hold the first 2016 presidential primary debate. You might be thinking, Hillary Clinton couldn’t possibly stand up and debate herself! Though seeing how often she flip-flops on policy, it’s a real possibility. But, alas, this won’t be another episode of SNL where Hillary chats up Hillary (seriously though, you should look that up – it is weird). There are actually other candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination. As of right now, there will be a total of five candidates onstage: Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb

event, said its purpose is to educate the public about the Ohlone culture and history while staying in touch with the different Ohlone tribes in the Bay Area. “The modern Ohlone has cell phones, drives cars and adapts to modern times while staying true to the Ohlone culture,” she said. Toward the end of the afternoon, tribal elders Wicahpiluta Candelaria and Anthony Sul discussed federal funding for housing, medical rights and other issues. The event ended with “Grandmother’s Song” in honor of the ancestors.

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Above: Members of the Costanoan Ohlone tribe dance at the Gathering of the Ohlone Peoples at Coyote Hills Regional Park in Fremont on Sunday. Below: Attendees pose for photos at the event.

THE MODERN OHLONE ... ADAPTS TO MODERN TIMES WHILE STAYING TRUE TO THE OHLONE CULTURE - MONICA ARELLANO

and Lincoln Chafee. There’s also a lot of speculation that Vice President Joe Biden will throw his hat in the ring at the very last minute. According to the eligibility criteria, Biden could announce his candidacy the day of the debate and still get handsy with all the other candidates on the debate stage that night. Needless to say, the other campaigns are pretty worried about Biden’s potential bid. According to the polls, if he were to run, he would be a strong contender – just behind Hilary. However, out of those officially running, Sanders, I-Vt., is second in the polls – and first in liberal hotspots such as New Hampshire. His campaign’s progress has taken a lot of people by surprise. Sanders, who identifies as a democratic socialist, refuses to accept any campaign funds from Super PACs and has vowed only to appoint Supreme Court justices who would overturn Citizens United (a case that gutted campaign contribution regulations and opened up politics

even more to billionaires’ influence). O’Malley, a former governor of Maryland and mayor of Baltimore, has been the most adamant about getting the stalled democratic debates started, seeing as they might just be what his campaign needs to gain some momentum. One of the most notable features of O’Malley is his youth (he is 52) when compared to frontrunners Clinton (67) and Sanders (a ripe 73). O’Malley has positioned himself as a more progressive candidate, one for policy reform. It will be interesting to see how he measures up in the debates. Webb served as a Virginia senator for one term and former navy secretary under Ronald Reagan. Some of his views do not fit in neatly with the majority of the Democratic Party. Like Clinton, Webb once opposed gay marriage, but has now changed his stance on the issue. When it comes to foreign policy, Webb was an outspoken critic of the Iraq War. He’s also been critical of Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. He mostly differs

from the Democratic Party lines on issues concerning the environment and immigration. Lincoln Chafee, who previously served in the U.S. Senate and as the governor of Rhode Island, has been a member of all three major political parties. He’s identified as Republican, then Independent, and most recently has subscribed to the Democratic Party. As one might expect, his stances on issues align with both Democrats and Republicans. He is for continuing talks and relations with Iran, comparing the strategy to Nixon’s with China during the 1970s, and thinks bettering relations with Russia will be crucial in dealing with the Islamic State and Iran. Chafee is for privatizing Social Security. As Rhode Island’s governor, he attempted to increase sales taxes and oversaw a cut in corporate taxes. Be sure to tune in at 6 p.m. Tuesday to watch the debate. CNN also will be live streaming it. Want to talk shop? Tweet me @bri_osullivan


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The Riot Collegiate Summit My fellow gamers, I want to take a second to recognize our own community of gamers here at Ohlone College. For those of you who may not know, we have a club on campus dedicated to gaming: Renegade Gaming, and they are really good. In fact, this past June they were one of the few community college teams invited to The Riot Collegiate Summit put on by Riot Games. The Riot Collegiate Summit is a gathering of 75 schools from across the United States and Canada, hand-selected by Riot. Sam Coleman, human development major, and Steven Porep, business major, went to the fourday convention with all expenses paid by Riot, to the Riot Games campus and stadium in Los Angeles. There, Coleman and Porep mingled with fellow gamers, and were able to listen to multiple lectures and see the Riot Stadium. There was also an after-party, complete with gaming, entrees, and a special guest player from the professional team, Liquid. Coleman expressed his excitement about the experience and how beneficial this event was to the club, calling it “a dream come true.” Amazing, right? Two students from Ohlone’s gaming community were hand-picked to attend a convention by the creator of one of the biggest games in the world right now, “League of Legends.” Renegade gaming now has four “League of Legends” teams and they play other school teams. Their next matches are at 6 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information about Renegade Gaming, e-mail ohlolne@gmail. com. If you would like to watch a live stream of one of their “League of Legends” matches, you can find them on TWITCH. com by searching Ohlolneclub. Play with me on the Playstation Platform: valarmorghulis8_ Or Tweet Me @vanessamluis

Clubs Assemble

Photos by Laura Gonsalves

Members of Ohlone’s student clubs showed what they were all about Wednesday during the second day of Club Days. Top-left and above-left: Megan Heyes of the Physical Therapy Club, left, demonstrates cupping therapy with Grace Pascua. Above-center: Astrophysics Club members Stephanie-Anne Alipio, left, and Nathan Leal. Top-right: Biotechnology Club members Mary Moreau, left, Javier Alvareto, center and Carlos Del Carmen. Above-right: Kamuela Doctolero-Tolentino of the Ohlone Tai Chi and Qigong Club. Bottom-left: Women’s Engineering Club members Sheila Sanchez, center, and Yolanda Marquez. Bottom-center: M.E.Ch.A. members Cesar Castillo, left, and Monse Valadez. Bottom-right: Student Veterans Club members Brandon Dileanis, left, President Luis Lujan, center, and Greg Jay.

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Let’s remember Mintz’s name SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor Amid all the pain and anguish caused by last week’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, a hero has emerged. As a shooter walked onto campus and into a classroom where he opened fire, students and staff fled and hid, and some weren’t lucky enough to make it out alive. But one man was not about to sit back and watch his fellow classmates be gunned down. When 30-year-old Chris Mintz heard gunshots coming from a nearby classroom, he jumped into action. There are varied accounts of exactly what happened next, but what everyone agrees on is that Mintz, in an attempt to save the others around him, ran to the door and blocked the shooter from entering the room. As told to People magazine by Pastor Dennis Kreiss, “[Mintz] told all the students in his class to get to a safer place. ... He went outside of the classroom and stood by the door to make sure the shooter didn’t come in. When the shooter came out of the classroom he confronted him and said, ‘You aren’t getting by me,’ and at that point the shooter shot him five times and the shooter moved on and apparently didn’t go in that classroom. I applaud

the guy’s heroism. He may have saved the people in the classroom. Many people are depraved in our society and he was ready to lay down his life for his friends.” It is reported that Mintz then told the shooter that it was his son’s birthday, but was shot two more times. His son, Tyrik, turned 6 that day. Luckily, Chris Mintz was rushed to the hospital where he underwent surgery and is expected to fully recover. In a video posted to Facebook, Chris expresses his gratitude toward everyone who has been showing their support for him and appears to be in high spirits. Mintz’s actions didn’t come as a surprise to many, especially because he is an Army veteran. “According to the Army, Mintz served as an infantryman from 2004 to 2007, reaching the rank of specialist (SPC),” according to CNN. “He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.” So, let’s make sure Chris Mintz’s name is the one we remember in the aftermath of this tragedy. Now his 6-year-old, Tyrik, has one amazing hero to look up to.

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‘The Martian’ blends acting, effects WHAT ULTIMATELY MAKES THE FILM SO COMPELLING IS HOW IT DEALS WITH THE IDEA OF HUMANITY CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor If you thought a movie could never be as good as the book, then you’ve met your match. Ridley Scott’s sci-fi thriller “The Martian” is a roller-coaster ride of a film that finds its success in its stellar acting and amazing special effects. The film tells the story of astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who gets stranded on a desolate Mars after his crew thinks he is dead. After discovering he is completely alone on a planet where “nothing grows,” Watney must find a way to survive for a long period of time before anyone comes back to rescue him. Similar to Christopher Nolan’s space epic “Inter-

stellar,” “The Martian” is surprisingly scientifically accurate. This makes it that much more enjoyable to watch, knowing that the events that take place are possible. The scenic landscapes of Jordan that were chosen for Mars give you the feeling that you’re actually on the Red Planet. Matt Damon delivers a strong lead performance as the stranded astronaut. Mixing humor with innovativeness, Mark Watney makes the best out of a bad situation and makes his character very likeable. Donald Glover, better known as the rapper Childish Gambino, had a breakout performance playing Rich Purnell, the astrodynamicist who comes up with the plan to save Watney. Glover’s

witty and intelligent performance further cemented him as one of the more multitalented entertainers in the business. What ultimately makes this film so compelling is how it deals with the idea of humanity and what it means to look out for your fellow man. “The Martian” is somewhat of a space-themed “Castaway” that draws you in with its stunning visuals, star-studded acting, and thrilling plot and storyline. I give the film five-out-offive flaming spheres of gas.

Correction Desiree Lejat’s name was misspelled in the Sept. 17 Campus Comment.

What is your opinion of the man bun? AHRIES JULIAN Kinesiology

“I don’t even know what that is” ALESSA ROQUE Kinesiology

“Some guys can rock it, some guys look weird with it” CRISTIAN MORRIS Undeclared

“I think it’s up to the guy; I prefer having short hair, myself ”

Left to right: JESSAMYN FATHI (Biology): “It depends. You should know

whether or not you can pull it off” ISAAC HALL (Business): “Man buns are exclusively Samurai” NICKOLAI CRAIG (Undeclared): “Man Buns are acceptable on Samurai only”

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Emmylou Harris headlined the Banjo Stage with Rodney Crowell on Sunday, the last day of the three-day free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival Photos and story by Manika Casterline // Music correspondent

Above: Fantastic Negrito is arguably Oakland’s current “it artist” since he won the opportunity to perform at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert earlier this year after submitting his original track, “Lost in a Crowd.”

While Outside Lands is the preeminent festival held in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a different affair with an audience all its own. HSB over its 15 years can boast of staging not just legendary country acts, but also serving as an outlet to showcase artists outside the genre. This year’s crop of performers include Conor

Oberst of Bright Eyes, Celtic punk band Flogging Molly and bluesy Fantastic Negrito, which was slated to play Outside Lands in August. Unlike OSL, HSB is a true music festival of the people and offers three free days of music. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is just simply that: hardly strictly bluegrass. It redefines festival stereotypes to be truly inclusive of what makes the Bay Area so diverse.

Above: Duo Mandolin Orange, made up of Emily Franz and Andrew Marlin from North Carolina, released its debut album in 2010 and has penned a song called “Rounder” about the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Left and center: Chicano Batman is a four-piece band from Los Angeles that defines musical influences as from 1960s Tropicala, samba, psychedelia and soul jam with a pinch of surf-rock cumbia. Right: Vince Gill took the stage with The Blind Boys Of Alabama and The Time Jumpers because one of the acts canceled due to illness.


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‘Enjoy your practice squad trophy’

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Above: An Ohlone player and a Gavilan player fight to keep the ball from their side of the net in their match Wednesday night. Bottomleft: Ohlone players walk off the court in frustration. Bottom-right: Two Renegades react to an unfavorable call from the official.

Renegades meet match against Gavilan CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor The Lady Renegades lost a tough battle Wednesday night to Gavilan College. After a close first set won by Gavilan, it seemed like it was going to be a competitive hard-fought game. But the Renegades lost their rhythm and were unable to recover, losing the next two sets and losing 3-0 in the process. Gavilan dominated the second set 25-3 and were able to finish the third set 25-14 after the Renegades began to mount a comeback that was too little too late. This comes five days af-

ter Ohlone opened up conference play sweeping De Anza 3 sets to none. Sophomore outside hitter Jenni Brochu led the team with 11 kills and 12 digs, while Briana Hill finished the game with 17 assists. The Renegades, who began conference play with a strong preseason record of 12 and 1, now find themselves with a 1-1 record to start their season in the conference. Ohlone will look to bounce back to their winning ways Friday at Chabot College. Chabot has an 0-2 conference record and is 10-5 overall.

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Upcoming Games Tuesday, 4 p.m. at City Francisco at Tak Fudenna College of San Francis- Stadium in Fremont. Friday, 6:30 p.m. at Chabot co. College in Hayward. Oct. 16, 4 p.m. vs. Skyline Oct. 16, 4 p.m. at Foot- College at Central Park in Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m., at San hill College in Los Altos Fremont. Jose City College. Hills.

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Oct. 17, 1 p.m., vs. Foothill College at Ohlone.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Friday, 2 p.m. vs. Skyline College in San Bruno.

MEN’S SOCCER Friday, 4 p.m. vs. Cabrillo College at Central Park in Fremont. Tuesday, 4:30 p.m. vs. City College of San

Oct. 16, TBA at Big 8/ Coast Crossover in Stockton.

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Friday, all day, vs. Modesto and Saddleback colleges in Modesto.

Friday, 3 p.m. at City College of San Francisco.

Wednesday, 3 p.m. at Las Positas College in Livermore.

Wednesday, 3 p.m. at Las Positas College in Livermore.

Oct. 16-17, all day, Cuesta Tournament in San Luis Obispo.

• As if things couldn’t get worse for the Miami Dolphins – After being one of the preseason Super Bowl favorites, the front office fired head coach Joe Philbin after a 1-3 start. Earlier this week, allegations arose that their franchise quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, was making fun of how much money practice squad players make after forcing turnovers in practice. Maybe you should work a little harder for that 21.5 mil, Tannehill. • For the first time in five years, there is no SEC football team in the top five AP ranking. Florida pulled off an upset of No. 3-ranked Ole Miss to send them down in the polls. Don’t anticipate this to last, however, with a surging LSU team led by Heisman hopeful Leonard Fournette. • The Major League Baseball postseason started off with a bang Tuesday night as the upstart Houston Astros took down the New York Yankees in New York in the American League Wild Card Game. The Astros won their way in the Division Series 3-0 behind a solid start from ace Dallas Keuchel and a pair of home runs from Colby Rasmus and Carlos Gomez. • The Chicago Cubs kept their season and the “Back to the Future” prophecy alive Wednesday night, defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh 4-0 in the National League Wild Card Game. Cy Young candidate Jake Arrieta pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out 11 as rookie Kyle Schwarber led the offense with 3 RBIs. This sets up a Division Series against NL Central Division rival St. Louis Cardinals. • Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is out indefinitely after having back surgery. Assistant coach Luke Walton will take over as interim coach as the Dubs look to repeat this season as NBA Champions. • Billy Beane is no longer the General Manager for the Oakland Athletics. No, it’s not what you think. He didn’t get fired. A day after the regular season concluded, the A’s promoted Beane to Vice President of Baseball Operations and named David Forst the new GM. Looks like Billy Beane isn’t going anywhere for a while.

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