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SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Vol. XLVIII No. 2 How does Apple poll among college students? See story on Page 4.



Campus police chief set to retire RYAN PARCHER Editor-in-chief After eight years as Ohlone College’s police chief, Steve Osawa has announced he will retire at the end of the year. Osawa sent a letter of resignation to college President Gari Browning notifying her of his intent to retire on Dec. 30. “February 1st marked 42 years of public service. ... It is my time to step aside and allow the college district to have a new chief,” Osawa wrote in the letter.

IT IS MY TIME TO STEP ASIDE AND ALLOW THE COLLEGE DISTRICT TO HAVE A NEW CHIEF - STEVE OSAWA Osawa worked for the Fremont Police Department for more than 19 years, in addition to more than 15 years with other law enforcement or judicial agencies. “[Osawa] has served this institution phenomenally well,” Browning said.

“He brought great knowledge and insight to the position.” Osawa submitted his letter of resignation early to allow the college time to select a new police chief, he said. Continued on Page 3


Campus police Chief Steve Osawa will retire at the end of the year.



Newark campus hosts migrating monarchs

Law would require affirmative consent RYAN PARCHER Editor-in-chief

Above: A monarch butterfly alights on a flower in the garden located on the east side of the Newark campus. Below: Ohlone students work to maintain the gardens at the Newark campus. Right: One of the plants in the Newark campus garden that attracts monarch butterflies boasts large yellow flowers.


The state Senate passed a bill last month that would require Ohlone College, along with any other college that receives state funds, to modify their policies regarding sexual assault. The bill now sits on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, awaiting his signature. One of the chief components of this bill is the requirement of “affirmative consent” as the standard to determine whether consent was given with regard to sexual activities. The idea is to transition from a mindset of “No means no,” to a mindset of “Yes means yes.” Ohlone carries less risk than many other colleges in California because there is no on-campus housing. While that reduces the chance of a sexual assault occurring on campus, the bill is unclear about the responsibility of a college to investigate accusations of a sexual assault perpetrated by a student off-campus. The bill states that a “preponderance of evidence” is sufficient for a school to find a student in violation of the mandatory student conduct policy. A preponderance of evidence is the level of proof needed to find a verdict in a civil trial. Basically, it must be proven to be “more likely than not,” rather than proven “beyond a reasonable doubt,” as it would be in a criminal trial. Despite the bill making it easier to find an accused student in violation, it pulls up short of mandating any kind of punishment for a violation of the policy. While the bill would require colleges to have policies and protocols for interviewing victims and Continued on Page 3




NEWS BITES New bus stop on Fremont campus AC Transit will not be using the bus stops on the north side of the Fremont campus near Witherly Lane for the rest of the fall semester, because of changes to the construction schedule. Instead, there will be one bus stop for both the 210 and 217 lines at the south end of campus, on Pine Street at the upper loop (Key D) behind Building 7. The bus stops on Mission Boulevard will not change.

Blood drive today The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive today on the Fremont and Newark campuses. The blood drive will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Cafeteria on the Fremont campus, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a mobile van on the Newark campus. For more information, call the Student Health Center at 510-659-6258.

Speech to tackle assertiveness Rae Ann Ianiello will present “Assert Yourself: Making your Point and Getting what you Want” in the first of the fall semester’s Speech Colloquium Series. The speech will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in Room 3101 on the Fremont campus.

Discount offered for Warriors tix Discounted tickets are available for Ohlone College students, staff, friends and family members to attend the Oct. 21 Golden State Warriors game against the Los Angeles Clippers. The game is at 7:30 p.m. at the Oracle Arena. The first 10,000 fans will receive an Andre Iguodala bobblehead doll. Tickets purchased online at ohlone (Password: WARRIORS) cost $25 total, with no taxes, surcharges or fees. A portion of the cost will go toward The Ohlone Pantry, a food assistance program for Ohlone students. The deadline to buy tickets is Oct. 1. – Compiled by Monitor staff

Federal agency suing Corinthian Area trade schools include WyoTech in Fremont ALIZAIB LODHI Online editor The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced Tuesday that it is suing the company that operates WyoTech in Fremont and other area trade schools, accusing them of “illegal predatory lending.” Corinthian Colleges Inc. operates more than 100 colleges, nearly a quarter of which are based in California – more than any other state. They include Heald

colleges in Hayward and San Jose as well as WyoTech. About 40 percent of Corinthian students previously have attended community colleges, according to a company survey. “We allege that the company lured in tens of thousands of students to take out private loans to cover expensive tuition costs by advertising bogus job prospects and career services,” the CFPB said in a statement. “Our lawsuit also alleges that Corinthian used illegal debt-collection tactics to strong-arm students into paying back those loans while still in school.” Corinthian responded Tuesday to the CFPB’s complaint, saying it “strongly disputes the allegations.” “The complaint ignores

clear, easily obtainable evidence that thousands of Corinthian graduates are hired into permanent positions by large and small employers across the U.S. every year,” according to the response, which was posted on Corinthian’s website. California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a lawsuit last year against the for-profit company for misrepresenting job placement rates, advertising programs it doesn’t offer and using military seals in ads, according to a complaint filed in San Francisco Superior Court. That lawsuit is ongoing. Corinthian faced a similar lawsuit from the state Attorney General’s office back in 2007. The company settled the case for about

$65 million, admitting no wrongdoing. Under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, the company is selling 85 of its 97 U.S. campuses and winding down operations at the remaining 12. WyoTech in Fremont and Heald colleges in Hayward and San Jose are among the schools to be sold. The CFPB has published a special notice for Corinthian students at special-notice-for-corinthian-students. Anyone having trouble with their student loan can submit a complaint to the CFPB online at or by calling 855-4112372.

Professor, author to speak in Newark MONITOR STAFF Fausto Avendaño, author and professor at Sacramento State University, will speak next month at Ohlone College’s Newark campus. Avendaño, a professor of Hispanic literature and languages, has a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese, and has studied in the United States, Mexico, Portugal and France. During his visit to Ohlone as a guest speaker of the Puente Project, Avendaño will read excerpts from his historical novel, “Santa Maria,” explain his motivation for the

novel, and comment on the characterization of the story’s protagonists and antagonists. Santa Maria is the story of two families caught up in the turmoil of 1850s’ California when Mexican rural society is turned upside down while newcomers seek land and power. In addition to “Santa Maria,” Avendaño is the author of “El Corrido de California,” a historical play; “Los Terrícolas,” a collection of short stories; and “Salazar’s Gold,” a historical western. Avendaño will speak from 9:30 to 11:05 a.m. Oct. 7 in NC-2102.




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Affirmative consent bill passed Continued from Page 1 accused persons, and seeking witnesses, how exactly such a process should work for incidents off-campus remains unclear. This issue would be especially important for a school like Ohlone, with no on-campus housing. One thing that will certainly have to change for Ohlone if the bill is signed into law is the sexual assault prevention material

provided by the school. The Ohlone Student Heath Center webpage provides safety tips and information regarding sexual assaults. “ ‘No’ means ‘no.’ ” the page says, “Don’t continue after ‘NO!’ ” Educational material like this may soon be saying, “Only ‘Yes’ means ‘yes,’ ” and, “Don’t start until after ‘YES!’ ” The bill also requires that consent be ongoing throughout the encounter

and says that consent may be revoked at any time. While some critics of the bill accuse it of trying to micromanage sex, it is less restrictive than some wellintentioned college policies of the past. For example, while affirmative consent must be explicitly expressed, it need not be verbal, unlike the 1993 policy at Ohio’s Antioch College, which required just that, and at each stage of intimacy.

Ohlone President Gari Browning said she had not yet fully explored what the ramifications of this bill might be for Ohlone, but she did say, “Ohlone is stepping up its own efforts to curb sexual violence,” and pointed out a lunchtime seminar informing staff about laws regarding stalking and sexual harassment. Campus Police Services and Rosemary O’Neill presented the seminar on Wednesday.

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Continued from Page 1 “I am willing to assist in any manner to help recruit candidates, assist in the selection process, and provide any training and assistance in the transition for the new chief,” Osawa said. Apparently planning to take advantage of the opportunity to ensure a smooth transition, Browning anticipates having a replacement prior to Osawa’s departure. The job announcement has already been completed, she said. Osawa said he will still teach part time, but he wants to devote more of his time to teaching adult and children’s Aikido classes, as well as doing more reading, fishing, woodworking and traveling.


Top-left: The Ohlone College police emblem is emblazoned onto the side of the emergency vehicle used by police and safety officers. Top-right: Building 20 houses the Campus Police Services’ headquarters. Campus police will have a new chief next year.




Do students no longer find Apple “cool”? MITCHELL WALTHER Features editor The college campus has often been the testing field for upcoming trends. Fashion, inventions, ideologies and even social movements can find a home in the halls of a university. Technology is no different, and with Apple releasing their new iPhone 6 and iWatch projects, eyes swivel to stare at the students. The user-friendly slick and sleek iPhone has long been the standard for youth. A Student Buzz survey by online textbook rental firm Chegg, though, tells a different story. Twenty-nine percent of students think Apple comes off as “smug,” while 24 percent feel Apple has “lost its edge.” The “cool” rating for Google and Amazon among college students rests at 71 percent and 72 percent respectively, but Apple’s fad factor has dropped to 64 percent. The most telling sign though is that 55 percent of students feel that Apple’s projects tend be “style over substance.” The style and modern design may actually be a detriment to Apple if their processing power can’t match it. This raises the question: just what do college students

want in a phone? When asked about features that would prompt them back to Apple, there were various answers. A longer battery life came up, as well greater durability and more memory. Pomp and circumstance seem to be falling by the wayside. The newest trends seem to point toward a rise in functionality and higher chances of survival in students’ social networking devices. Numbers can only tell a piece of the story though, as Ohlone student Caleb Prewitt, 20, pointed out. “People have been saying that Apple is going out of style for years,” he said. “Every time a new product is released their stocks drop, the public complains, and they get a bunch of hate from developers. “They are not out to impress people or be ‘cool.’ They strive to create products that change our lives so dramatically we can’t imagine what life was like without them.” The fad of hating on a product can come and go just as quickly as a product’s popularity. “Everyone thought Facebook would die out years ago. If Apple ever goes out of style, it will be long after I’m dead,” Prewitt said. Even though Apple’s popularity seems to be at a low

Fremont campus: 40 years on the hill Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the opening of Ohlone’s current Fremont campus. The endless staircase was finished and we’ve been walking up it ever since. Next week, The Monitor will be paying tribute to four decades on the hill. Meanwhile, here is some trivia about Ohlone.

DID YOU KNOW? * Ohlone was the first smoke-free college in the Bay Area, and has set a trend for other colleges. * Gary Plummer, linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers from 1994 to 1997, was an Ohlone student. He played in the 1995 Super Bowl. * Ohlone ranks in the top 10 percent of all 112 California community colleges for rates of transfer and degree completion. * Ohlone has more than 300 international students from about 30 countries.


ebb, there is proof to Prewitt’s words. Thirty-six percent of students said they planned to get the new iPhone 6, while roughly 40 percent were on the fence. Apple will more than likely remain a titan here in the Bay Area. Being the darling of Silicon Valley offers its perks to the empire of the late Steve Jobs. With phones coming out from Amazon and Google, the competition is bound to be fierce. The iPhone 6 boasts a big-


ger screen. This seems to be a telling sign. After breaking the record for the most pre-orders of a phone ever, we are reminded that college students remain only one demographic. With more than 400 mil-

lion already sold and more being ordered, if iPhones are going out of style, the rest of the world hasn’t heard yet. After we graduate and move on though, it has to be asked, will we decide the future of these companies?




Submissions wanted for Ohlone Playwrights Festival MITCHELL WALTHER Features editor Ohlone is home to many different artistic celebrations. From Soul Surge to Summerfest, creativity has a home on this campus. Now, the Theatre and Dance Department is planning a brand-new festival directed toward writers. This is Michael Navarra Smith’s first year here as a full-time faculty member. He is looking for applicants for the first Ohlone

College Playwrights Festival. Opening night won’t be for a good while, though. The planned day for taking the stage will be sometime around May 2015. There are deadlines for when creators can submit their work, though. Nov. 14 is the last chance to enter. The plays should be about 10 minutes long, and Navarra is looking for world premieres. The plays should be tilted toward college themes

and focus on issues related to campus life. “Our aim is to cultivate plays that speak to our college-age audience and contribute to fostering young playwrights, actors, directors, and designers in the theatre,” Navarra said.

Submission guidelines:

‘Cantinflas’ tells epic of real comedian LAURA GONSALVES Staff writer The movie “Cantinflas” is the story of Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes. Better known by his stage name, “Cantinflas,” actor Reyes was a comedic titan in the early years of cinema. The name Cantinflas is a contraction of “En la cantina tu inflas!” meaning “In the barroom, you talk big!” This is a phrase the comedian found so delightful that he contracted it to Cantinflas and adopted it as his stage name. Starring Oscar Jaenada as comedic genius Cantinflas and Michael Imperioli as his passionate producer Michael Todd, the acting really shines in this film. The movie starts with the humble beginnings of his stage career and continues all the way to the night he won a Golden Globe for the 1956 film “Around the World in 80 Days.” Told using a flashback narrative, the movie depicts the career of Cantinflas,

starting with Mario Moreno’s humble beginnings in tent shows. He struggles with performing until he realizes that his monologues are a huge hit with the audience. In the movie industry, Cantinflas and Todd collect favors to propel him to the silver screen. He made more than 130 films, and in most his dialogue was improvised, meaning he made up the dialogue and jokes with no script. Jaenada’s quick wit and comedic timing dazzle throughout the 102-minute runtime. The movie is definitely a whirlwind synopsis of Moreno’s career that shows both his good habits and unfortunate mistakes. From fighting corruption in the Mexican Actor’s Guild to his marital infidelities, this is the story of both a star, and a real man. It is said that Charlie Chaplin proclaimed Cantinflas as one of the greatest comedians alive after he saw one of his Mexican films. He was a darling clown, a philanthropist who worked both for the people and the art he so loved, and a propagandist who never missed a chance to pursue greater social reform in his life and his work.

- Plays must be 10 minutes in length. - Seeking world premieres. - Two of every three characters should be of college age (18-26). - The plays should speak to and from an 18- to 26-year-old male or female perspective in a diverse society. - The plays do not have to take place in a college setting. - All plays chosen will receive be produced by Ohlone’s Student Repertory Theatre Co. Submissions can be emailed to Michael Navarra Smith at: * Please include short character descriptions and a brief synopsis. (Submissions must be in PDF form)





New iPhone no longer trendy – or a phone ALIZAIB LODHI Online editor So you all heard about Apple revealing three different tech gadgets: the two large phones – iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus – and the highly anticipated Apple watch. When Apple convened their annual fall event and announced the next couple of upgrades to their products, it came as no surprise that Apple was up to no good from the perspective of their top nemesis, Samsung.

The competition got really hot when Apple announced it would expand its iPhone 6 Plus screen to 5.5 inches – eight-tenths of an inch larger than the iPhone 6, 1.5 inches larger than the iPhone 5s, and two-tenths of an inch smaller than the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – continuing the trend of phones with increasingly larger screens. That really caught me by surprise. These just aren’t phones anymore. They are pocket-sized tablets that aren’t really so pocket friendly. I guess Apple isn’t


much of a trend-setter anymore.


Apple, as we all know, was once an industry leader that revolutionized phones and other handheld technology with the iPhone. What they did, or tried to do, others tried to emulate. Now – not so much. If you are planning to buy the new iPhone, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T are selling the 16GB version starting at $199 with a two-year contract, while T-mobile is carrying it contract-free for the full list price of $649. I have T-mobile, but paying the full list price with tax and all is just too much

of a burden to upgrade phones. I’m happy with my Samsung Galaxy. I think androids are easier to use than the IOS and more user friendly, but that’s not stopping those iPhone fanatics. Still, the “record” 4 million pre-orders Apple received Friday in 24 hours is not quite the same as the record set last year by the iPhone 5c and 5S: sales of 9 million units in the first three days. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could best that number, but it’s not going to be easy.

What do you think of the new iPhone? DARIUS JONES Undeclared

“It just looks bigger, I don’t know” ELLEN EDGAR Communication Studies

“I don’t think it looks like an iPhone. The 6 Plus is too big” NATALIE SABANTAY Undeclared

“We have so many iPhones out there, do we really need another one?” TARIQ AHMAD Journalism

“The 6 Plus is way too big. If I needed a bigger screen I’d just get a Samsung already”


“I think the 6 is cool. It’s just an inch longer and has more details on it. I don’t like the 6 Plus”




Ohlone defeats Folsom Lake 1-0 Continued from Page 8 scoring chances stopped by great Ohlone team defense. Things got heated again late in the game as Folsom Lake scrambled to tie the game. Doser and a Folsom Lake player got into it after Doser charged toward the ball, snatching it before the player could kick it. The opposing player was visibly frustrated and pushed Doser who was still on the ground. “For me, usually when I get feisty it motivates me,” said Doser who was named Player of the Match by Coach Nordmo. “I push myself because on the inside you want to prove to them (your opponent) how good you are.” This was an outstanding victory by the Renegades as they were missing three players due to injury and had only three available subs to start the game, using two in the middle of the first half and one in the second half. Friday’s game followed a 0-0 draw against Napa Valley College on Tuesday. The Renegades’ next game is on Friday, Sept. 26, against Shasta College.


Emilio Torres (above) scored his first collegiate goal Friday, securing a 1-0 win for the Ohlone Renegades over Folsom Lake College.




Still a chance


Above: Goalie Kyle Doser kicks the ball out after making a save. Below: Jacob McCutcheon clears the ball, preventing a Folsom Lake goal.

Rengades get first win of the season ALBERT REBOSURA Sports editor After losing the first three games of the season, the Ohlone men’s soccer team got their first victory Friday over Folsom Lake College 1-0. The Renegades secured their victory despite being outshot 16-2. “The Folsom team came at us,” Head Coach Jan Nordmo said. “They were really strong. They were very unfortunate with a number of their opportunities.” “One would say that they were unlucky and one can say that we were lucky, but I think you create your own luck and we were in the right position at the right time, and our goalkeeper did a fabulous job.” he added.

Ohlone played stellar defense, led by goalkeeper Kyle Doser with contributions from Jacob McCutcheon, Jacob Reist, Eduardo Hernandez and Chase Walker. Folsom Lake controlled the game in the first half. They were putting the ball on goal and stayed on the offensive for most of the half. At the 13th minute, Folsom Lake had a great scoring chance from a lead pass in midfield to a sprinting forward, but a great slide tackle by Reist prevented the opponent from putting a shot on goal. Doser was busy for much of the first half, but kept the game scoreless even though Folsom Lake had plenty of scoring chances.

Upcoming Renegades games MEN’S SOCCER


Sept. 26, 1:30 p.m. vs. Shasta College, Accinelli Park, Union City

Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m. vs. Canada College, Epler Gymnasium, Fremont campus

Sept. 30, 4:30 p.m. vs. Monterey Peninsula College, Tak Stadium, Fremont

Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m. vs. Gavilan College, Epler Gymnasium, Fremont campus

Oct. 3, 4 p.m. vs. Gavilan College, Central Park, Fremont

Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. vs. Skyline College, Epler Gymnasium, Fremont campus

WOMEN’S SOCCER Sept. 23, 4:30 p.m. vs. Las Positas College, Tak Stadium, Fremont Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m. vs. City College of San Francisco, Central Park, Fremont Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m. vs. Skyline College, Central Park, Fremont

MEN’S WATER POLO Oct. 10, 3 p.m. vs. West Valley College, Swimming Pool, Fremont campus Oct. 22, 3 p.m. vs. De Anza College, Swimming Pool, Fremont campus


At the 20th minute, Doser stopped a corner kick by punching it out. A couple of minutes later he was tested again, stopping a couple of headers from a cross and a throw-in. The game’s intensity picked up around the 30th minute and tempers flared. Doser was picking up the ball near the penalty line and a Folsom Lake player slid recklessly into Dosar, who had his legs taken out from under him. A yellow card was issued for the Folsom Lake player. The Renegades struggled to maintain ball possession in the first half and didn’t have many chances on the attacking end. That wasn’t the case in the second half. The Renegades had more attacking

chances and sustained ball possession, including a few chances from free kicks. In the 60th minute Ohlone took the lead off the right foot of Emilio Torres. Torres lined up a beautiful 43-yard kick that went to the top-left corner, sailing over the leaping goalkeeper. This was Torres’ first goal of the season and the first of his collegiate career. He wasn’t able to find the back of the net in his first season. “I wasn’t expecting that,” Torres said about his goal. “I was trying to cross it; I’m not going to lie. But I’m happy we scored and we got the win.” The rest of the second half was similar to the first half as Folsom Lake had their Continued on Page 7

For the past week, sports news has been anything but bright. Domestic violence has been all over the news, starting with the recently released video of former NFL player Ray Rice’s attack on his then fiancée and now wife Jenay Rice. The fallout, and how it was handled by the NFL, was national news, but Rice’s situation wasn’t the only negative story. Racist remarks by Atlanta Hawks’ co-owner Bruce Levenson and General Manager Danny Ferry toward Miami Heat player Luol Deng were made public last week as well. Then, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was charged with injury to a child after he allegedly beat his 4-year-old son with a switch. Unfortunately, the negative coverage overshadowed a great story about the Cincinnati Bengals and player Devon Still. Still, 25, the Bengals’ second-round draft pick in 2012, was cut from the team in late August. According to, Still was cut due to injuries and because he wasn’t completely focused on football. Still’s focus at the time was for his 4-yearold daughter, Leah, who was diagnosed with Stage Four neuroblastoma, a type of cancer. She has a 50-50 chance of surviving. Still was signed to the practice squad after his release. Last week, he received the news that the Bengals would help him out and activate him to the team’s 53-man roster, which means he would make significantly more money. Not only did the Bengals make a great gesture by activating Still to the main roster, but they also decided to sell Still’s jerseys and donate all the proceeds to pediatric cancer treatment and the research facilities at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Amid all the negativity, perhaps there’s Still a chance to feel good about sports, thanks to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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