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Professor explores white privilege ALEXANDER LYKINS Staff writer Black History Month often celebrates the accomplishments of African-American innovators, activists and leaders. Brenda Ahntholz, a professor of Communication Studies and Gender and Women Studies, saw it as an opportunity to explore and discuss a delicate but important issue in regards to race in America: white privilege. Ahntholz shared her studies and experiences in a seminar titled “So, I’m White: Examining White Privilege” at noon Wednesday at the Student Services building on the Fremont campus. Ahntholz spoke to an audience of mostly students about what white privilege is and how it affects culture and society in America, from larger political and social issues to even things as mundane as returning a pair of shoes to the department store. The seminar began with an activity where the audience received blank pieces of paper and were asked to crumple them up. Then, starting with the first row and going all the way to the back, they tried to throw the pieces of paper into a trash can for “double extra credit.” Those in the front row earned themselves some easy points. Those farther back, however, weren’t so lucky. It was a case of “front row privilege,” and just

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Comedian, actor, author and radio show host Brian Copeland speaks at the Fremont campus on Feb. 11 in observance of Black History Month. Copeland is the author of “The Jewelry Box: A Memoir of Christmas” and the memoir “Not a Genuine Black Man: My Life as an Outsider.” He also hosts a Sunday talk show titled “The Brian Copeland Show” on KGO Newstalk 810.

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Holocaust survivor Magda Brown will return to Ohlone for a speech on March 10. This photo of Brown was taken when she was 14, three years before she and her family were taken to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland. See story on Page 3.

Griffin remembered as men’s basketball ‘super fan’ RISHABH SINGHAL Staff Writer Hal Griffin, a popular longtime Ohlone employee renowned for his ukulele playing, yo-yo abilities and dedication to the men’s basketball team, died Feb. 9. He was 76. Griffin worked at Ohlone from 2000 to 2009. His last job was in the mailroom, where he worked for years and developed several friendships. Many Ohlone students will remember Griffin as the guy playing with his yo-yo during breaks. His yo-yo talents won him a first place in his division and age group at the National Yo-Yo Championships in 1997, and an 11th-place finish in 2005. Griffin was a Marine dependent for most of his youth; his favorite tour of duty was at Kaneohe Bay Air Station in Hawaii in the 1950s. At that time, learning Ukulele was mandatory at the local schools. Griffin later became a member of the Ukulele Renegades at Ohlone. “We all had Hawaiian shirts, ‘serious’ ukuleles, and the oc-

casional lunchtime free to practice, and so our band was born,” said fellow Ukulele Renegade Kathy Sparling. The group also included Sparling’s library colleagues KG Greenstein and Linda Dickerman, and English instructor Mark Brosamer. Griffin was impressed at the others’ repertoire of sheet music from the 1920s and 1930s, and they were impressed that he could pick out a “convincing solo” on “Has Anybody Seen My Gal? (Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue),” Sparling said. “When Hal retired, we got a number of college staff to honor him in song: ‘Has Anybody Seen Our Hal? (Six Foot Two, Eyes of Blue),’” Sparling said. “He was a really fun, talented and sweet man, and he will be much missed.” Griffin served in the Marine Corps after graduating from San Diego State in 1961, and served two tours of duty in Vietnam. He married Pat in 1964 in Maryland. Upon leaving the Corps, he came home to help raise his three children, Scott, David and Anne. While working as a sales rep, Griffin used the GI

Bill to get his MBA. Due to his avid reading and collecting, his Pleasanton house is filled with books, yo-yos, vinyl records, radios and assorted toys. Griffin was a popular figure on the Ohlone campus, befriending many over shared interests in sports. Known as a “super fan” of the Ohlone

men’s basketball team, he went to many of their games. “It was very common upon his retirement to see both he and Pat show up in the gym for a road game to cheer on his beloved Renegades, often times being the only Ohlone Continued on Page 3

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Former Ohlone employee Hal Griffin died Feb. 9 at the age of 76.


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NEWS BITES Science talks begin Friday The first two Science Seminars of the semester are coming up this week and next on the Fremont campus. On Friday, Sandra Chacko from the Anthropology Department will present “Monkey Business: Why do Female Primates Live in Groups?” The talk, based on Chacko’s dissertation research on the origins of primate sociality, will be from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 3201. Next, from noon to 1 p.m. March 11, math Professor Jeff O’Connell will present “Math in the Movies and on TV.” That seminar also will be in Room 3201.

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Above: Gina Riccitelli of the Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center in Newark, center, presents Yanni Zeng with her graduation certificate during a ceremony for Community Leadership training graduates at the Newark campus on Feb. 24. The class was attended by students, staff and members of the community. Below: Shadia Schoen listens to the lecture. Right: Campus police Senior Safety Officer James Keogh receives his graduation certificate.

Speaker to discuss trust The Communication Department Colloquium series will present two free speaker events Friday and March 11. First, Rae Ann Ianniello will speak about “The Power of Trust: Building personal credibility and stronger relationships” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday in FP-14 on the Fremont campus. Then, from noon to 1:30 p.m. March 11, Rosemary Henze will present “Just a Piece of Cloth” – a documentary screening followed by a discussion – at the Smith Center on the Fremont campus. Light refreshments will be served before and after the event. To RSVP, go to www. s u r v e y m o n k e y. c o m / r/9YZ6FMG.

Soul Surge on March 10 The Soul Surge open mic event will be from noon to 1 p.m. March 10 in the cafeteria on the Fremont campus. Sign-up is at noon for the limited performance slots. The event is for Ohlone students only.

Free massage on offer The Student Activities department is offering a free mid-semester massage on March 15. The free massage will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the firstfloor lobby at the Newark campus. – Compiled by Monitor staff

Forensics finishes first in Modesto MONITOR STAFF The Ohlone Forensics team finished first in the community college division of the NCFA Spring Champs at Modesto Junior College Feb. 19 to 21. Individually, Manveer Singh finished fifth in the Open Extemporaneous category; Sarah Goulart finished sixth in Open Dramatic Interpretation; Goulart and Kivraj Singh finished third in Open DUO; Singh won first for Open Dramatic Interpretation and finished sixth in Open Program Oral Interpretation; Sam Campbell finished second in Communication Analysis; and Jamie Avery and Manveer Singh made the semifinals in Open Parliamentary Debate. Next up on the forensics schedule is the CCCFA State College Champs in Concord March 10-13.


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From left: Students Jeanne Bauer, Shalini Mehta and Monika Mehta point to their ceramic totem pole sculptures by the pond.

Ceramic totem poles inspire campus JOY MOON Staff writer Ohlone College has been under construction for as long as we remember, but students from all paths of lives have come together to bring life and inspiration to our campus. The cafeteria at the Fremont campus has outdoor seating that overlooks the pond. There are light poles that light up the area at night, and the ceramics class has collaborated to turn them into totem poles. “We had so much going on here, so much construction, so I think we need more art in our lives,” art Professor Katie

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especially with the lake there. I added in the classics on the totem poles as well.” Student Jeanne Bauer is an engineer by trade. She felt pleased that she was able to express her relation to her occupation and her ceramics class in her own way. “The electrical department are happy with us,” she said. “Somebody saw us install them, and they actually had to repair some of them. So that makes me really happy because that means we are working with the department. I am really excited that everybody is getting along.” Mehta said, “Jeanne is into animals, and we had couple of other students that were into

animals. There was a pond there and we are just going to go with the pond, and the koi fishes.” The students all agreed they had similar challenges, like the math that was involved, or taking the work home after school hours. Still, they said it was rewarding to see their own pieces on the poles. “The students are so diverse here and we have so much to learn from each other,” Frank said. “So the totem poles are like conversational pieces, and I thought it would bring more life and energy.” Stay tuned: more totem poles in a different location are scheduled to be put up soon.

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Frank said. “We need to see what other classes are up to, and our relationship to one another, and the voices.” When Frank brought up these ideas to her students, they were excited to collaborate, bringing their own culture, interests and unique voice to the project. “My sister and I are from India, and we were just going with more of a colorful idea,” student Monika Mehta said. “She also likes to carve a lot, so we went with just the beauty of carving.” Mehta explained that her love for books was incorporated into the totem poles. “I like to read a lot,” she said. “I believe it is a lost art, and

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MONITOR STAFF Holocaust survivor Magda Brown will share her story March 10 in the Smith Center on the Fremont campus. Brown, who was born Magda Perlstein in Miskolc, Hungary, was 17 in 1944 when she and her family were taken to the Auschwitz-Birkenau con-

centration camp in Poland. After arriving, Brown was separated from her parents, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. She would never see them again. Brown will present her speech – “Overcoming Evil: Surviving the Holocaust” – at 7 p.m. March 10 in the Jackson Theatre at the Smith Center. It is the latest installment in the Psychology Club Speaker Series. Tickets cost $15 for general admission or $10 for students with ID. For more information, go to www. ohlone.edu/instr/psychology/speakerseries. Brown last appeared at Ohlone in October 2014, with hundreds attending her two speeches at the Smith Center. For more information about Brown, go to her website at www.magdabrown.com.

fan in attendance,” former men’s basketball Head Coach John Peterson said. After retirement, Hal remained involved in campus events by showing up on Flex Days to reconnect and attending basketball games. “This last December, Hal

and I attended a preseason game where the entire Men’s Basketball team shook his hand and thanked him for coming,” said his wife, Pat Griffin. “It meant so much to him.” A funeral ceremony with military honors was held at San Juan Bautista Cemetery at 3 p.m. Feb. 13.

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Newark campus hosts clubs PHOTOS BY LAURA GONSALVES Above-left: Claudia Castillo promotes a Hygiene Drive this month to benefit St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County, during Club Days on Wednesday afternoon on the Newark campus. The Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center on the Newark campus will be a drop-off location for shampoo and conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, lotion, soap, feminine products, flip-flops and shower sandals, new packaged white T-shirts, socks and underwear, and other items. Above-right: Khizer Asif, Jireh Coronel, Vito Annotti, David Jeffries, members of the Entertainment Arts Guild. Below-left: Joshua Harner of the Asian Pacific American Student Association. Below-center: Antonio Reza of the Speech Club. Below-right: Engineering Club members Jason Lau, on bike, Timothy Nguyen, center, and club President Justin McKenzie. Bottom-left: EDGE Club Vice President Alex Dornfest. Bottom-center: Autism Awareness Club members Mashhal Walahi, Daniel Manges and Matthew Manges. Bottom-right: M.E.Ch.A. member Esmeralada Loen offers tamarind water.


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Above and below: Brenda Ahntholz, professor of Communication Studies and Gender and Women Studies, presents “So, I’m White: Examining White Privilege” on Feb. 24.

Ahntholz shares personal testimony Continued from Page 1 one of the ways the concept of white privilege was explained. During her seminar, Ahntholz also described, in detail, a five-step model on the process of white ethnic identity development. In the starting stages, white people were resistant to the idea of being privileged or madetofeelguiltyaboutsocietal and cultural practices that put down other ethnic identities, with the latter stages being the recognitionofthosesocietaland cultural practices and seeing racismasmorethanjustisolated acts – as an institutional norm in need of change. “White privilege is a part of racism,” Ahntholz said after the seminar. “It’s more than just acts of meanness, but it’s institutional and cultural.” Ahntholz also shared personal testimony of her own white privilege and the institutional racism around her. She told the story of a colleague of hers, who was black, being blamed for stealing a pair of shoes she bought and wanted to return at JCPenney, even though she had a receipt for them. “I thought to myself, I could return a pair of shoes without a receipt and never get blamed,” Ahntholz said. Toward the end of the seminar, Ahntholz shared an essay by Peggy McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, about white privilege being an

A Wild Bay Area morning show Jeff Vandergrift, who was born and raised in the Bay Area, spent his teen years as a radio junkie. As a freshman in college, he became a regular caller on the John London morning show on KMEL. London advised JV to begin his own career in radio by

“invisible knapsack” that had special items for white people that those of other races didn’t possess, and those in the audience shared their experiences in regards to white privilege. Ahntholz expressed regret over not being able to explain even more of what she wanted

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to say in spite of having an hour to speak, but shared one last nugget of advice for students of Ohlone College. “Wehavearichlydiversecommunity–listentothem,”shesaid. “Listen with an open heart and an open mind. It will strengthen our bonds as a community.”

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knocking on the door of any and every Bay radio station and telling the program director that he would do any work needed for little or no pay. JV’s dream of being a DJ in San Francisco came true in a few short years. Bay Area fans can tune in every weekday morning from 6 to 10 a.m. to catch The JV Show on KYLD (Wild 94.9). “While other Bay Area morning shows are poking lighthearted fun at the news or running another predictably grim traffic report, The JV Show is frothing like a fraternity party that has been going all night,” the San Francisco Chronicle opined in 1998. In 1990, JV first knocked on the door of Hot 97.7 in San Jose where he eventually earned his very own top-rated and legendary show, “The Dog House.” I was a member of “The

Dog House” from August 1996 until the show was cancelled in April 2005. While I was a member of this show, I did some of the prank calls, interviews and stunts. I also performed stand up comedy at the 2004 Doghouse Comedy Jam at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in front of 20,000 people and performed The National Anthem at the 2005 Battle of the Big Boys Boxing event at the Oracle Arena in front of thousands of people. I went by the radio name Hammerin’ Hank while I was on the show and I still go by this stage name today. JV ultimately made his way in 1995 to Wild, where he has since spent most of his radio career. He also spent time working at a radio station in New York and did Internet radio. Bay Area listeners remem-

On Jan. 4, Speech and Communication Professors Brenda Ahntholz and Natalie Kellner will take 25 students on an 11-day tour of Spain. The tour will return on Jan. 14. Students will visit Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Madrid and Morroco. The Trip is a 3-unit CSU/UC transferable course in Intercultural Communication. The trip cost is about $3,500 and includes flight, ber many of his interviews with some iconic music stars of our time; legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. is probably one of the most memorable, as JV was the last person to interview Biggie before he died. JV also hosts an afternoon show called “The Dog House” with his longtime co-host Elvis from 4 to 6 p.m. weekday afternoons on Talk 910 (KKSF). JV’s co-host Selena’s very first radio memory is meeting a radio personality when she was about 12 years old. Ever since then, she’s known exactly what she wanted to do as her career. Her big break came at 17 when she scored an internship at iHeart Media Monterey at KDON-FM. While she was at school, she spent several months learning everything she possibly could about working in radio, and eventually got hired to do an

hotels, transportation, admission to monuments and museums, and several meals. There is also a $100 fee added for travel insurance. Students can get $150 off the trip if they sign up with the down payment before March 30. Students will fill out an application and can sign up for a payment plan for the trip. For more information, attend one of the two informational meetings at 6 p.m. Thursday or March 10. Meetings will be in the Speech and Communication lab, Fremont Portable 22. on-air weekend shift. Selena spent a little more than three years doing weekends but also filled in during the week when needed. At the age of 21, Selena scored her biggest gig yet – middays on KDON. It only took four months before she was picked up by KYLD and the rest is history. At Wild, her responsibilities include doing the daily celebrity news report called “The Celebrity Spin on the 55’s.” In this segment she reports the latest gossip in the world of entertainment. She also hosts the midday show at KYLD’s sister station in Tucson, Ariz., 93.7 KRQ, which is available through the iHeart Radio app. Monitor Radio Columnist Henry Ochs has spent many years working in radio and can be reached at DJHammerinhank@gmail.com or on Twitter @DJHammerinhank


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GOP scrambles to derail the Donald

Super Tuesday has come and gone. It left the GOP scrambling for a plan to derail Donald Trump from becoming the nominee. Things are starting to look more like Hillary Clinton probably envisioned when it was assumed she was the Democratic nominee back at the start of the campaign season. Clinton came out victorious in the Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Massachusetts, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia primaries. Bernie Sanders won Colorado, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and his home state of Vermont. It takes 2,383 delegates to win the Democratic nomination and, in total, Clinton has 1,052 and Sanders has 427. In a speech on Super Tuesday, Clinton positioned herself as though she was in the general election versus Trump. “We know we’ve got work to do, but that work is not to make America great again,” Clinton announced at a rally. “America never stopped being great. We have to make America whole. We have to fill in, fill in what’s been hollowed out.” While Trump may seem unstoppable after he won seven out of 11 Super Tuesday primaries, many are making the argument that if either Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio drop out of the race, they could stop Trump’s momentum.

Ted Cruz even suggested this type of plan during an interview Tuesday morning. “If tomorrow morning, a candidate is sitting there and he’s won zero states and doesn’t have a credible shot at getting the delegates, then I do think it’s worth a candidate thinking about coming together and uniting behind.” Cruz won three primaries: Alaska, Oklahoma, and his home state of Texas. Rubio, who came in second in many states, won only a single primary: Minnesota. John Kasich and Ben Carson won zero states. So it is doubtful Cruz meant uniting behind someone other than himself. Cruz even noted Rubio’s poor polling in Florida. “There is no doubt, if you can’t win your home state, it is a big, big, big problem. The polling shows Marco losing his home state of Florida by 20 points; he’s getting clobbered at home.” Both Rubio and Trump gave Super Tuesday speeches at their respective headquarters in Florida. And while Trump was as sound bite worthy as ever, the man standing behind him stole the show. Former presidential candidate Chris Christie is so desperate to get into the White House that he’s resorted to desperately hanging onto Trump’s coattails. Christie is probably hoping his name will appear on the Republican ticket as Trump’s VP. After ridiculing him on the campaign trail – Christie’s called Trump the “entertainer-in-chief” among other things – he is now sucking up to the real estate mogul. And he’s making such a fool out of himself doing it that he’s inspired the latest meme in this meme-fraught

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election cycle. So what, exactly, did Governor Christie do to inspire a meme? Nothing really. And by that, I mean he literally

did nothing. During Trump’s 31-minute speech on Super Tuesday, Christie stood behind him and stared. There was minimal blinking, very few

facial expressions, and barely any nodding. It was the blankest I’ve ever seen someone’s expression. And this person was on national television. For 31 minutes. If you h a v e n’t seen it for yourself, please excuse y o u r self from whatever you’re doing and take a few minutes to watch him during Trump’s speech. And then, to treat yourself, look up the memes inspired by said speech.

IT WAS THE BLANKEST I’VE EVER SEEN SOMEONE’S EXPRESSION. AND THIS PERSON WAS ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. FOR 31 MINUTES.

We’ll see more cases like Apple BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor

Personal privacy and public safety are once again at odds with each other. This time, we see the ageold argument played out through Apple Inc. and the FBI. The government would like Apple to unlock the iPhone of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino attack that took place earlier this year. The FBI believes that more than likely there is important evidence on the phone that may affect the public’s safety. So they want Apple to write software that could give them unlimited attempts to guess the PIN. Apple has refused to do so. Will Strafach, a security researcher, has said on the matter: “The consensus is that some people in government, if you give them an inch, they take a mile”.

Apple has argued that, should they write the software the FBI requests, it would be a slippery slope, violate the Constitution, and set a risky precedent. “Under well-settled law, computer code is treated as speech within the meaning of the First Amendment,” Apple says. In a statement, the company also stated that “compelling Apple to create software in this case will set a dangerous precedent for conscripting Apple and other technology companies to develop technology to do the government’s bidding in untold future criminal investigations.” F B I D i re c t o r Ja m e s B. Comey has called on Congress to answer the question of when law enforcement can access citizens’ private data. Other tech companies, such as Google, Microsoft and Facebook, have expressed their support of Apple’s

stance. Can the FBI really not unlock an iPhone? It would seem so. Comey has stated that he has “engaged all parts of the U.S. government” to remove the security on Farook’s iPhone. Comey did not name what other agencies had worked on the phone, but one can assume that the Pentagon, CIA and NSA all had their go at the device. Should the court rule in Apple’s favor, the Department of Justice has stated that it will repeal the ruling. There is a good chance that the Supreme Court may see this case come before them. Apple versus the FBI is just the latest in the saga of privacy versus security, and there is no doubt that with today’s fast-paced technological advancements, it will not be the last. Have any thoughts or opinions about this issue? Share them with us at monitor@ohlone.edu.

Which presidential candidate would you like to talk to and what would you ask them? CHANDNI MEHTA Nursing

“I don’t follow politics very closely so I don’t know who I’d choose, but I’d ask them who and what inspired them to become a leader” JACOB WALKUP Undeclared

“Bernie Sanders, and ask him what he thinks of sustainable small-scale agriculture and agricultural viability” MONIQUE MARALIT

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“I would sit down with Bernie Sanders and ask him what he feels about feminism” NOAH WALKUP JORDYN MORGAN Music

“I’d probably ask Donald Trump why he thinks he should have a say on what women should do with their bodies”

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Tidal wave of change in how we listen to music DAVID LOPEZ Contributing writer There’s no doubt that Kanye West is one of the most influential and successful artists of our time, with his first six studio albums all going platinum. The latest, “Life of Pablo,” has only been out for two weeks and is looking to be a huge success. However, it is only available on the streaming service owned by Jay-Z and other artists, known as Tidal. “Life of Pablo” is one of the many exclusive albums that Tidal prides itself on offering. Tidal is a relatively new music streaming service that has a main selling point of offering exclusive music and videos in high-quality lossless audio. West has said that “Life of Pablo” is never going to be released anywhere other than Tidal, and that includes CD and vinyl. So if you want the new Kanye album, you’re going to have to pay a monthly fee of $20 to Tidal in order to listen. With the biggest names in music promoting this new service, will this lead to the end of physical copies of music and music downloads? West definitely won’t be the first artist to employ this strategy on their fans. When you make an album that is so secretive about who is on it and what it sounds like, it’s going to raise everyone’s curiosity. For example, people have been waiting for Frank Ocean to put out new music since his album “Channel Orange” was released back in 2012. I’m sure if you told his fans that he collaborated with Kanye West on a song that was only available on Tidal, they would

subscribe without question just to hear a 40-second verse of him singing. Frank Ocean is featured on the track “Wolves” in “Life of Pablo,” and his performance is definitely worth listening to, but is it worth $20? Well, that depends on how big a fan you are, and if you have the money to invest in a streaming service when free services such as Spotify exist. Spotify has been losing many of its biggest albums to Tidal. JayZ has pulled his first studio album from Spotify’s library and Taylor Swift has taken off her album “1989.” Both are now Tidal exclusives for online streaming. What drives so many artists to switch to Tidal? The reason

is simple: Tidal offers the highest royalty rates for artists out of every streaming service. This means more money per play going toward the artist, but since it’s mainly big-name artists having all these exclusives, are they really the ones who need the higher royalty rates? Is music really something that should only be for those that can afford it? Usher released a new song titled “Chains” and focuses on social injustice, such as victims of police shootings. Such a potentially important and empowering song is unfortunately only available on Tidal and shows no signs of being released anywhere else. A song made to spread awareness shouldn’t be kept

away for only the elite to listen to and appreciate, so why was it released exclusively on Tidal? The answer is once again the royalties. Those in charge of where the song is distributed found Tidal to be the most profitable source, and thus another exclusive was born. A service such as Tidal forces fans to subscribe if they want to keep listening to their favorite artists’ new music. With the appeal of exclusives, high-quality audio and a styl-

ish appearance, it’s honestly a little hard to resist. Thanks to Jay-Z, Tidal has gone from being a relatively unknown streaming service to a giant that is quickly swallowing up content from its competitors. Combined with the high royalty rates artists get, it’s no wonder more and more artists are only working with Tidal. Is it worth signing up? Depends on whether your favorite artist decides on making their music exclusive to Tidal. Is it fair? Probably not.

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Upcoming games BASEBALL Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Mission College in Santa Clara. March 10, 2 p.m. at College of San Mateo. March 12, 1 p.m. at De Anza College in Cupertino.

SOFTBALL Today, 3 p.m. at De Anza College in Cupertino. Tuesday, 3 p.m. at San Jose City College.

March 10, 3 p.m. at Gavilan College in Gilroy. March 12-13, TBA, Ohlone March Madness, Fremont Softball Complex, Central Park.

SWIMMING Friday, 10 a.m., De Anza Invitational in Cupertino. March 11-12, 10 a.m., Cuesta Invitational in San Luis Obispo. March 25, 2 p.m., CCSF/ Cabrillo/West Valley (quad-meet) in Saratoga.

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The Ohlone College table tennis team won the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association West Regional last weekend and has qualified for the national championships in Texas later this month.

Table tennis championship bound CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor Ohlone College is National Championship bound. No, not a basketball national championship. No, not football either - Ohlone hasn’t had a football team since 1982. But table tennis. The Ohlone College table tennis team qualified

for the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association national championships this past weekend after competing in and winning the NCTTA West Regional. Ohlone players competed with teams from schools such as UCLA, UC Berkeley and Stanford. Ying Wang placed first in the women’s singles while

Donglong Hao placed second in the men’s singles. The team was founded as a club just last semester and is already making an appearance at a national championship. Wang, who founded the club and is the president, said that she launched the team to “promote table tennis in community colleges”

as well as “give [the] opportunity to players to compete.” She also said she could have never imagined that the team would be competing for the national championship just two semesters in. The championships will begin on March 25 in Round Rock, Texas.

Baseball proving themselves early on CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor The Ohlone baseball team is enjoying a very successful season through their first 13 games. The Renegades are 10-3 so far with three games left in pre-conference play. After winning their first nine games, Ohlone suffered blowout losses in back-to-back games. Their most recent loss came to Modesto Junior College on Tuesday. After taking an early four-run lead in the top of the second inning, the Renegades gave up eight runs in the bottom half of the frame. Ohlone scored two in the fifth to come within two runs, but the secondinning blunder was all Modesto needed as they ended up winning 11-6. Despite this being the third loss in the last five games for Ohlone, the team has shown that it will be a force to be reckoned with come time for conference play. The team is led by the fourth-ranked offense, which is hitting .273 and has scored 82 runs so far. At the head of the onslaught are sophomore infielder Isaiah Maddela and freshman outfielder Naeem Knox.

Maddela has compiled a .357 batting average with 15 hits in the leadoff spot. Knox has been a standout star, hitting .368 and leading the team in RBIs with 12. His slugging percentage of .500 is second only to teammate Maddela’s at .548. As good as the offense is, everyone knows that

pitching wins championships. Ohlone’s pitching has also been stellar through the first 13 games. The Renegades also rank fourth in the state in pitching, with the team’s staff posting an impressive 2.33 ERA as a whole. At the top of the rotation is sophomore Ronnie Reed, whose 2.63 ERA and

20 strikeouts has contributed to Ohlone’s impressive start. With power and consistency in their offense and depth in their pitching, the Renegades are looking to make a run at the playoffs this season once conference play begins on March 15 against Skyline.

KEEP CALM AND LOVE SOCCER

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The Ohlone Soccer Club put in an appearance at Club Days on Wednesday at the Newark campus. From left: Thinh Lu, Huan Nguyen, Rushee Posadas and Huy Nguyen.

The New York Yankees will be without their new flame-throwing pitcher for the first 30 games of the 2016 season. Aroldis Chapman has been suspended after being involved in an alleged domestic violence case back in October 2015. Chapman’s girlfriend claimed she was choked and that he then fired eight shots from a gun in the garage of the home. Prosecutors decided not to press charges against Chapman due to inconsistencies in the story and a lack of evidence. Despite this, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred handed out the suspension in accordance with the new league domestic violence policy. This move by Major League Baseball only heightens the conversation of how professional sports should handle these types of cases. While players shouldn’t be allowed to play while being under investigation due to possibility of them being guilty and still receiving pay, it also doesn’t make sense to suspend someone when not enough evidence is found by the courts themselves. Chapman will not be appealing the suspension, stating, “I accepted the decision. … I have to take responsibility for it and basically move on.” The suspension will cost the closer about $1.8 million. Last season, Chapman compiled an allstar season for the Cincinnati Reds, having a 1.63 ERA with 33 saves and 116 strikeouts. This past December, the Yankees traded for Chapman knowing that his case was still under investigation. They’ll now be without a new major key in their bullpen until May. Andrew Miller, who finished 2015 with 36 saves, is expected to serve as the team’s closer until Chapman’s return. TAM DUONG JR. back, / MONITOR Once he is the Yankees will be expected to be big contenders for a chance at their 28th ring.

Ohlone College Monitor, March 3, 2016  

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