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MITCHELL WALTHER Editor-in-chief Ohlone College President Gari Browning has received an 8 percent raise, a move criticized by some college workers. The Board of Trustees extended Browning’s contract to 2018 and increased her total compensation from $261,896 to $283,861 a year. The decision was made at the Dec. 10 board meeting, when many Ohlone staff members showed up to protest Browning’s raise, as well as another proposal to give board members an extra $15 a month. The board raises ultimately were shelved, but trustees approved Browning’s raise Continued on Page 3

Developer pulls out of frontage project MITCHELL WALTHER Editor-in-chief


The Fremont campus is a very different place this semester, with Buildings 1, 2 and 8 fenced off as soft demolition continues, and the new portable buildings near Hyman Hall now open for classes. This map shows the new locations.

Carmel Partners has pulled out of the project to develop the bottom of the hill alongside Mission Boulevard on the Fremont campus. The Board of Trustees in April selected Carmel to develop 314 housing units and 25,000 square feet of retail space on 15 acres of surplus land. The deal would have netted Ohlone $600,000 a year. Ron Little, vice president Continued on Page 3

Ohlone’s four-year College hires new police chief degree plan denied MARTHA NUNEZ Staff writer

MITCHELL WALTHER Editor-in-chief Ohlone has not been selected to offer a four-year degree as part of a California pilot program. Four months ago, Ohlone submitted a Certification of Interest for the program to the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. This was in response to the passage of Senate Bill 850 in September. The law authorized the Community

College Board of Governors, while working with California State University and the University of California, to establish a statewide baccalaureate degree program at 15 community colleges. Ohlone submitted an application for a respiratory therapy degree, but was rejected in favor of Skyline College in San Bruno and Modesto Junior College. Continued on Page 2

Ohlone has hired a 26year veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to be the new campus police chief. Chief John Worley, who retired as a lieutenant, served as the executive commander of the sheriff’s Airport Police Services Unit and the Special Response Unit, and was Academy Coordinator for five years. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice management and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Worley replaces Chief

Steve Osawa, who retired in December after eight years at Ohlone. After graduating high school, Worley joined the Marine Corps and later took a few classes at Ohlone. Then a friend and Santa Clara sheriff’s deputy mentioned joining the police academy. “Once I got into the academy, I realized this was my fit – and this job is a fit,” Worley said. He said he had great role models growing up, and his time in law enforcement has taught him great values. “My dad was always a hard worker, being in the military


taught me honor and discipline, and being involved in law enforcement taught me integrity, honesty and comContinued on Page 3



NEWS BITES Donor gives big to foundation An anonymous donor is giving $400,000 to the Ohlone College Foundation for student scholarships – the largest scholarship donation in the foundation’s 27-year history. The donation will allow the foundation to expand annual scholarships and establish a permanent endowment for the Ohlone Promise Scholarship Program. Last year, the foundation awarded a total of $126,537 in scholarships to 102 Ohlone College students, including $62,200 to 20 new Ohlone Promise scholarship recipients. For more information on the Ohlone Promise Scholarship Program, go to

MacEwan honored Jesse MacEwan, a counselor and instructor since 2007, has been named Ohlone’s February Faculty Person of the Month. A married father of three, MacEwan “has a calm demeanor, but he is a passionate advocate who is a champion for social justice,” said Jim Andrews, chair of the Professional Development Committee. “Instead of just picking out classes for students, Jesse challenges his students to think strategically, planning for five and 10 years in the future, before selecting classes for the current term. He warns his students that if they don’t know where they are going, he can’t pick out a route to get them to the finish line.”

Club Days coming to Newark Students can learn more about campus clubs during Club Days on Feb. 24 and 25. The event, which will include free food, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the first floor lobby on the Newark campus. Ohlone clubs include the Biology Club, the Engineering Club, the Muslim Student Association, the Gay Straight Alliance, and various music and band clubs. For more information, contact Student Activities in Room 7210, at 510-659-6255 or at – Compiled by Monitor staff

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Continued from Page 1 When asked her opinion of the outcome, Ohlone President Gari Browning said, “Darn.” Browning explained that she felt it was a geographically minded choice, not an academic one. “Academically, it should have been us,” she said. She also said that if the application rules had permitted, she would like to have submitted a four-year proposal for Ohlone’s extensive Deaf Studies program.


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Browning gets raise Construction partner Continued from Page 1 without comment. Math Professor Jeff O’Connell was one of those who spoke against the raises, saying faculty members had passed a contract with no cost of living adjustments (COLA), with the understanding that it was part of a united effort to help the college save money. “Waiting until all three unions on campus settled their contracts without COLA before announcing these raises is a betrayal of trust,” O’Connell said. “We all think of Ohlone College as a family. These kinds of actions hurt morale and I worry, I really worry, that this is going to make it harder to get things done in the future.”

Browning, however, told the Monitor that people need to keep in mind the big picture. In deciding whether to give her a raise, board members had to keep her salary in line with those of other community college presidents, she said. “There’s no such thing as a good time for a president to get a raise,” she said. Browning also pointed out the benefits that the faculty union had gained in its latest contract, including a $550 monthly allowance for full-time faculty enrolled in medical benefits through the college district. “The last time this happened they got nothing, and this time they got a lot of what they wanted,” Browning said. “They should be happy.”

Ohlone hires new chief Continued from Page 1 mitment,” he said. Working in law enforcement comes with great rewards, Worley said. “Knowing you have a positive impact on the community is the best reward you can have,” he said. Worley said he wants to make sure the college continues to run smoothly and be a safe place for all. He acknowledged that the ongoing campus construction may make things a bit more challenging for students, but said he hopes they will work with campus police and be patient with the changes. Although the routes to class may change as construction continues, the new chief said his department is doing everything to make

things run as smoothly as possible and to ensure campus safety. “You shouldn’t have to feel like you need it, but you know it’s there,” he said. “Our mission is to provide public protection and security to everyone on both the Fremont and Newark campuses so that all can enjoy the benefits of what Ohlone College has to offer.” Worley asked Ohlone students: to work together on all safety issues, as well as being courteous and aware of how our actions affect those around us. “Be friendly and offer to help those in need,” he said. “Everyone needs a helping hand now and again, and it will certainly provide a positive experience for everyone involved.”

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Continued from Page 1 of administrative services, announced Carmel’s decision at a board meeting Jan. 14. “We received notice last month that our frontage property partner, Carmel Partners, has opted to pull out of our frontage property mixed-use project,” Little told the board. “As you know, we were anticipating that project’s construction commencing this coming summer. Now that that will not be the case, the Measure G team is busy assessing our current program schedule and our logistics schedule to see if there is any advantage that we can leverage with that frontage property area.” This is the third time in more than a decade that Ohlone has attempted to a get a project started on the frontage property. Twice, board members decided not to go ahead because they were not satisfied with the bids offered. This time, trustees selected Carmel Partners over Clark Realty Capital, about the same time as construction crews broke ground on a series of major campus

projects being paid for by the 2010 Measure G bond. Now, though, the future of the frontage property is up in the air. College President Gari Browning said she was “disappointed by the outcome,” and that Carmel representatives didn’t explain why they had opted out of the project. The new revenue would have been helpful for Ohlone and would have allowed the college to reinstate some canceled curriculum Browning was hoping to resurrect, she said. Looking forward, Browning said she is still hopeful for the development of the frontage property, but that she wants to get community involvement on future plans. Some Mission San Jose residents had criticized the planned development, expressing concerns about potential parking and traffic problems. Retired business executive Joseph Lonsdale ran unsuccessfully for the board in November because of his opposition to the project. Now, Ohlone is back to the drawing board for the third time in more than a decade.

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Caravan of age I’m past the halfway point on my adventures through college, and the topics of coming of age and being an adult have been in the forefront of my mind. We’re in the era now where when people ask me what I want to do, I have to have some sort of answer. Changing my major now comes with deeps sighs and grimaces, not understanding. The concept of adulthood is integral to American society. With it being so important, it’s odd that maturity is such a hard idea to peg down. When are we grown up? At what point do I have to stop being a kid and am thrust kicking and screaming into the world of post-adolescence? Watching people around me stumble through the same journey, it’s offered me a bit of blurry insight. Everyone’s road is different. OK, so it’s not much of an epiphany I know, but it’s still poignant. Each individual is responsible for his or her own milestones. The day I was handed the pink slip for my own car, I held my head a bit higher. My friend took his band on a cross-country tour, and came back with a spring in his step. It may just be the optimist inside me, but ideals fuel the walk of life for me. It’s not about accomplishments, but having the ambition and taking the responsibility to pursue those accomplishments to their end. There’s a moment when you stop being led by the hand from resting point to resting point and get flung onto the hiking trail all by your lonesome. The wind blows and the rain falls, and you’re still expected to reach the peak. When you put greater weight on your actions and your purpose, you come to a place of contentedness. Being content is not the same as a lack of ambition. When you’re moving forward at your own pace, other people’s victories become just that, victories. Cheer for others, and they’ll cheer for you. The destination will take us all alongside one another, but the great part is it’s not a race, but a caravan.


College kids camp out for Chick-fil-A opening One hundred people gather for 24-hour challenge MARTHA NUNEZ Staff writer What started out as a challenge for free chicken turned into a bonding experience. Along with its juicy chicken, Chick-fil-A’s “First 100” event continues to draw crowds together at every new restaurant, and it was no different here in Fremont. The “First 100” event Jan. 28 brought together 100 people, 5 substitute winners, and a myriad of family members, including a bevy of Ohlone students and alumni, for the grand opening of the company’s first location in Fremont, at 5245 Mowry Ave. A second Fremont location is scheduled to open on Auto Mall Parkway later this year. There will also be a second “First 100 Event” at that location as well. The rules for the competition are as follow: In order to take part in the challenge, the participants must arrive at the new location at 6 a.m. – exactly 24 hours before the opening. If more than 100 participants arrive, the first 100 will be selected by doing a raffle and they are expected to wait until the restaurant opens its doors to receive the grand prize of a digital offer card that supplies free Chick-fil-A meals for a year. While some participants were from as near as Fremont and Sunnyvale, others had come from as far away as Fresno and even Texas. Although the crowd was composed of people from different places, the event showed no indifference as everyone left not only with meals for a year but also a quality time with friends new and old. “The hardest part was just waiting for time to pass, but I have kids so this was like a mini vacation, and the best part was that I got to spend quality time with my sister-in-law,” said first-time participant Melissa Wilkins of Sacramento. Chick-fil-A provided games to keep participants entertained. Ohlone student Brian Robinson said

he enjoyed the games and the friendly environment. “It’s like we’re stuck in an elevator with 52 free sandwiches after,” Robinson said. The tents outside the parking lot were sprawled out from end to end, and had to be quickly cobbled back together the morning of the grand opening. By the time the contestants had packed up and received their prizes of endurance, new cars and empty stomachs were arriving for the morning meal. Ohlone alumnus Nick Farris not only got free chicken, but he also was paid for taking part in the challenge. Farris’ boss at HewlettPa c k a rd So f t w a re Co. thought the event would be a great team-building experience, and brought six team members to participate. “No,” Farris said, when asked if he would do it again. “Just take the experience for what it is, but I’ll also take my free chicken.”

Above: Ohlone College student Lucas Evans serves chicken sandwiches during the “First 100” event Jan. 28, as he prepares for the grand opening of the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Fremont the next day. Employees didn’t have to stay for 24 hours; they worked average-length shifts. Below: Store owner Dan Kosin chit-chats with some of the “100” patrons as they enjoy their evening dinner, compliments of the newly hired Chick-filA staff. Bottom: The tents set up outside Chick-fil-A stretched across most of the parking lot and were blocked off with ribbon and cones. No one was allowed in without permission, and no one was allowed out without first forfeiting the game.




Katona chronicles a life with cocktails MARIA GARCIA-HERNANDEZ Staff writer For author and Ohlone professor emeritus Cynthia Lee Katona, a cocktail isn’t just a cocktail – each drink is linked to one of her most memorable experiences. Katona’s book “The Cocktail Chronicles” is a memoir, including recipes to the drinks that accompanied some of the most interesting events in her life, from childhood to the present. It’s also a travelogue, as Katona takes us on a journey around the world, from Lisbon to Shanghai, along the way. “The stories are poignant, funny, amazing, unique, sweet, and bittersweet, much like the concoctions that were a part of every memory described,” Ohlone Professor Christine Bolt wrote about the book. Katona graduated from California State University, Hayward, with a master’s degree in English literature. She was one of the original Ohlone faculty members, hired in 1975. Over the years, she taught English, journalism, photography, women’s studies, desktop publishing and international education. She

retired in 2009. “I have been a writer and writing teacher for most of my life,” Katona said. “I have always felt that you should not teach a subject which you cannot do at a professional level yourself.” For more than 40 years, Katona has been a travel photographer, capturing inspirational images from around the world in both 35mm transparency and digital format. She has traveled to Greece, Costa Rica, The Yucatan, England, Indonesia, India, Egypt and China, as well as throughout the United States. Her work includes cities, nature, people and events. Katona also has published 10 books of haiku and photography. She is currently working on “Graffiti: The Audacious Alphabet” and a sequel to “The Cocktail Chronicles” titled “Clothes Chronicles.” The lesson she hopes readers will take from her work is “that if you write concretely and honestly about your own experiences, they will have some resonance and universal appeal for readers.” Katona’s work is available through PhotoMerchant. com and



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‘Selma’ does disservice to LBJ, King NADJA ADOLF Contributing writer Over the years I have seen many movies that purport to be “historical fiction.” Generally they are wonderfully fictional, and very bad history. There have also been many alleged “documentary films” that have outraged historians and others with their gross inaccuracies. Some of these horribly inaccurate films receive numerous awards. One older film that stands out in this respect is Oliver Stone’s historical fiction “JFK,” a film that implied that President Lyndon Johnson was involved in the assassination of John Kennedy. Currently, we have “Selma,” a film that misrepresents Johnson as unconcerned and opposed to civil rights legislation during his tenure as president; this is a major irony since Johnson was probably the 20th century president who was most supportive of Civil Rights legislation – this despite his congressional track record as a bigot and his own deep personal racism. Johnson was a man noted for his casual use of ethnic slurs against a broad spectrum of ethnic groups he disliked; this was not unusual in the Congress of the time. He was also known for going the extra mile as a racist bigot by performing cruel practical jokes on black service station attendants. Yet as president he forced the passage of Civil Rights legislation, despite the opposition of his own party. In the mid-20th century, there were several efforts to fulfill the promises of the Freedmen’s Amendments, including President Franklin Roosevelt’s Executive Order 8802 and President Harry Truman’s Executive Order 9981. These early measures were implemented largely

as a result of pressure from unsung Civil Rights leaders such as A. Philip Randolph, Walter White and Grant Reynolds, who threatened mass marches on Washington, D.C. President Dwight Eisenhower used federal resources to enforce school desegregation, and supported several Civil Rights measures during his second term: the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1960, which passed with massive Republican support and major Democratic opposition. The attempt to pass the Civil Rights act of 1958 was derailed by parliamentary maneuvers led by prominent Democrats. In retrospect, one might wonder why the Democratic Party opposed Civil Rights throughout most of the 20th Century. The opposition was for a cynical and political reason; the party enjoyed what was known as the Solid South, a region that could be counted on to vote for Democrats in almost every election. There were few presidential, congressional or local elections in the south lost by Democrats – even Eisenhower was rejected in some southern states despite being a fivestar general during WWII. The world was a very different place in that era. In addition to the casual use of ethnic slurs by politicians, well into the 1960s America abounded with “Sundown Towns,” where depending on local prejudices, one or more ethnic groups was required to be out of town by sundown. Guidebooks such as “The Negro Motorist Green Book” listed places to stay and eat and the best routes for traveling blacks. In the 1930s,



President Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and other Civil Rights leaders look on in the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 6, 1965.

the town of Hawthorne, California, had a sign that actually read “N____, Don’t Let the Sun Set on YOU In Hawthorne.” In the north, Boston was embattled in a school desegregation fight where members of the school board compared black children to a spreading stain on a pair of blue jeans. Bigotry was an equal opportunity affair for generations; some areas did not harass blacks, but instead targeted Asians, Jews, American Indians, Mexicans or Catholics. Some towns welcomed blacks but forbade the Irish. The very northern town of Darien, Conn., forbade Jews from living within city limits; while McMinnville, Ore., happily permitted blacks to live in town and attend integrated public schools while rigorously excluding Asians and American Indians. California segregated La-

tinos, American Indians, Asians and blacks from both whites and one another until the late 1940s. The state law only provided for segregating Asians, blacks and American Indians – but 80 percent of local districts segregated Latinos under the claim that they did not know English and needed to be taught in their own languages while learning it. My own mother, who had visible American Indian ancestry, used to slouch down in the seat when we drove through known sundown towns. When I was a girl I can recall our family – including aunts, uncles and cousins – being refused service at a Mexican restaurant in Toppenish, Wash., because the Latinos considered my mother a “dirty indigene.” Some stores did not permit her to try on clothing. Racism was a casual, pervasive, everyday affair;

until the 1950s, one of the most popular regional fried chicken restaurants, with stores in Salt Lake City, Portland and Seattle, was known as the “Coon Fried Inn” and had an insulting caricature of a black man’s face at its store entrances. The place was so notorious that when a black man in Seattle vandalized one of the chain’s very offensive trucks, the judge fined him a grand total of $3 for the offense. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order requiring government contractors to treat employees fairly, and followed up with another executive order in 1962 that prohibited discrimination in federally funded housing. Kennedy did not think that Civil Rights measures would pass. He believed that they would damage his

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Johnson shamed Congress into Voting Rights Act Continued from Page 6 party, and he was very aware of the racial tensions in his own state of Massachusetts, where there were at least 14 sundown towns as well as an ongoing school desegregation battle in the Boston area. In 1963, Kennedy told the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that there would be no Civil Rights legislation, because he thought that “if we get into a long fight over this in Congress, it will bottleneck everything else, and we will still get no bill.” Also in 1963, A. Philip Randolph and others – including King – organized the famous “Great March on Washington,” where an estimated 250,000 Americans, at least three-quarters of them black, demanded jobs and freedom. Three months later, Kennedy was dead and Lyndon BainesJohnsonwaspresident. While in the Senate, Johnson hadnotbeennotedforhissupport for Civil Rights because of his fears that the legislation would harm the Democratic Party. Many American blacks reacted with fear when they learned a notorious racist was now the president. Johnson was infamous for his frequent use of the N word. In other words, he was a man of his time, a very different time than our own. Johnson’s own advisers suggested he ignore Civil Rights; one even told him that he shouldn’t waste time on any lost causes, no matter how important they might appear. “Well, what the hell’s the presidency for?” Johnson replied. This was a man who had spent his decades in Congress as a reliable proponent of rac-

ism against Asians, blacks and anyone else he disliked. Racism infested every part of his personality;heonceexplained that he nominated Thurgood Marshall totheSupremeCourt instead of an experienced, less famous black judge by saying: “when I appoint a N____ to the bench, I want everybody to know he’s a N____.” However, Johnson was also a man who supported the U.S. Constitution, and this belief led him to be one of the very few southern Democrats to support Brown v. Board of Education, the measure that made it clear that the Freedmen’s Amendments forbade segregation in public schools. This was a major turning point in his career. Kennedy had submitted a Civil Rights bill to Congress in June 1963, which was met with strong opposition; Johnson chose to back the bill and persuaded Robert Kennedy to lead support for the bill. This would enable Johnson to take credit if the measure passed, and to hide behind Kennedy if it failed. The tactics used to block the bill were the same ones Johnson himself had used to block or amend previous Civil Rights legislation while in Congress. One of the tactics was to bottle up and refuse to address all other major bills; this time the list included a tax reform bill. Johnson personally involved himself and was able to have a critical tax cut bill addressed before the legislation. Johnson persuaded the Republicans to overcome a filibuster and the bill passed. Johnson signed the measure into law on July 2, 1964. Far from opposing King and voting rights for blacks,

Johnson used the Selma march of 1965 to shame Congress into passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Johnson was a man with

deep personal flaws; he was personally a racist and a bigot. Yet his respect for the Constitution pushed him to endorse and support legislation that

stood in sharp contrast to his own personal beliefs. Selma does a serious disservice to both Johnson and King.

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Ohlone’s win streak continues Renegades undefeated after blowout against West Hills College MARIA GARCIA-HERNANDEZ Staff writer Ohlone’s baseball team remains undefeated after extending its win streak to seven on Wednesday afternoon, blowing out West Hills College Coalinga 14-3. The Renegades scored in a variety of ways in their third meeting against West Hills, beating them by a large margin compared to their last two meetings. Errors from West Hill, a big home run, a suicide squeeze, base hits and walks – Ohlone scored in almost every way possible. Ohlone skyrocketed to a 14-0 lead but couldn’t keep the shutout as West Hills scored three runs in the ninth inning, ending the

game 14-3. Shortstop Isaiah Maddela had a huge day, going 4-4 with a home run and two RBIs, ending a triple short of the cycle. “It was a good pitch,” said Maddela about the ball he clobbered over the left field wall in the third inning. As a team, Ohlone’s players were well disciplined at the plate, overlooking many bad pitches. “A batter is only as good as the pitcher,” Head Coach Mark Curran said at the end of the game. He added that the players did a great job staying disciplined as a whole. Ohlone’s starting pitcher Carlos Jimenez had a good game, pitching six scoreless innings earning his first win of the season. The Renegades play next on Saturday, in a doubleheader against College of the Siskiyous here at Renegade Field.

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Above: Shortstop Isaiah Maddela hit a home run in the third inning. He was a triple short of the cycle. Below: Starting pitcher Carlos Jimenez winds up for a pitch. He threw six scoreless innings in the 14-3 rout against West Hills.


Ohlone trainer takes part in Super Bowl ALBERT REBOSURA Sports editor Despite not having a football program, Ohlone College was represented in the most recent Super Bowl between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Jeff Roberts, Ohlone’s head athletic trainer and full-time kinesiology professor, served as a spotter who watched and monitored potential head injuries during the game. Roberts served the past three seasons at the Oakland Coliseum covering Raiders home games and spotting for head injuries. In previous seasons, the NFL selected local spotters for the Super Bowl, but this year they selected the spot-

ter who has done the best job during the season – in terms of detecting and paperwork. Along with two technicians, Roberts was responsible for notifying and verifying that both medical staffs had checked players who he determined have potential head injuries. “I can’t pull anyone from the game, I can’t decide whether they do or don’t have a concussion; that’s not my role,” Roberts said. “My role is to verify both medical staffs for the teams, document that and send that to the league.” When receiving the call that he was going to the Super Bowl, Roberts said he was “humbled, surprised and excited.” Roberts has been at

Jeff Roberts

Ohlone since 2008. Previously he’s worked at San Jose State, Stanford, Arizona State and Miami University – as an assistant and associate athletic trainer. “I’ve never been to the Super Bowl but I’ve been to the

NCAA Final Four and two Rose Bowls,” he said. “I’ve been around the media circus and ESPN and all that kind of stuff. If someone’s never been a part of that they would be like, ‘wow’ – appropriately,” Roberts said about his experience. “When I first started doing that kind of stuff, it was that way.” “It’s not like that for me anymore. It’s more like: been there done that, but it’s still cool.”

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Sometime during winter break, the columnist who used to be “Up in the Bleachers” self-proclaimed himself as: The Monitor Sports Guy. During the break, I – the Monitor Sports Guy – watched a ton of basketball but made sure that I never missed a Warriors game. Last semester I predicted that new coach Steve Kerr would have the team playing well but I never expected the team to be the best in the Western Conference with a threegame cushion. They’re playing well on both sides of the ball, ranking in the top five in both categories. On offense they’re like poetry in motion – their ball movement reminds me of the Spurs last season. Their fast-paced offense and versatility helps them on defense. What the Warriors are doing this season is truly remarkable. I went to the Philippines for a 22-day vacation and they only lost once while I was away. MVP candidate Stephen Curry and All Star Klay Thompson have been leading the team, but it’s role players like Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut that make the Warriors an elite team. On Jan. 23, Thompson wasn’t playing on an elite level – he was on a perfect level. He totaled a careerhigh 52 points in a 126101 win over the Kings. The game was close in the third quarter until Thompson decided not to miss a shot. He scored an NBA-record 37 points in the quarter, going 1313 from the field and making nine 3-pointers – another NBA record, for 3’s made in one quarter. The performance had the whole Bay Area and the NBA buzzing. It was unbelievable – it was like scoring was as easy as throwing rocks into an ocean. This weekend the Warriors will be well-represented in the All Star game. Let’s hope they can stay this hot going into the playoffs and be the first Warriors team since 1975 to bring home an NBA championship title.

Ohlone College Monitor, February 12, 2015  

The Monitor, Ohlone College's student newspaper.