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Chief opens discussion on armed police BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor Campus police Chief John Worley opened discussion at the College Council meeting Tuesday on whether officers should be armed, and if so, in what ways. One possibility,Worley suggested, would be to arm only sworn officers; there are currently two sworn officers on staff for both campuses. He pointed out that this option poses some scheduling and financial obstacles. Another option is to train and arm campus safety officers. Sworn officers go through intense and regular firearms training and an extensive background check, including a psychological test. Alternatively, safety officers’ training is less thorough, but this option is more costefficient. Continued on Page 3

Ohlone presents fall concert series VANESSA LUIS Editor-in-chief LAURA GONSALVES / MONITOR

The Ohlone Bands are presenting three concerts this fall, all in the Smith Center on the Fremont campus. The Ohlone Wind Orchestra will present “A tour of passion” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18. The orchestra will play a series of folk songs from around the world, including Boris Kozhevnikov’s “Slavyanskya” Symphony No. 3, the overture from Gioachino Rossini’s “Italian in Algiers,” Arturo Marquez’s “Danzon No. 2”

A day of dreary weather ended with a glorious sunset Wednesday evening. These photos were taken outside the Epler Gymnasium on the Fremont campus.

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Ethics committee investigates Fremont congressman BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor The House Ethics Committee recently extended its investigation into allegations that Congressman Mike Honda and his staffers violated federal law and House rules. Honda represents the 17th California District, which includes the Ohlone campus and the rest of southern Fremont. In an official statement, Honda campaign spokesman Adam Alberti said, “The Congressman and his staff have fully cooperated with OCE in its review of allegations fueled by Rep. Honda’s political opponent in the last election, after being raised by former disgruntled staffer.”

The complaint was filed by supporters of Ro Khanna, Honda’s challenger in the 2014 Democratic primary. A former Honda staffer provided the documents and evidence that was used to file the complaint. In the costly 2014 race, Khanna lost by a slim, 4-point margin. Khanna recently announced that he will be running again next year. There is no doubt that the ethics investigation (and a video of Honda napping on the House floor while his colleagues debated Homeland Security funding) will be used as political leverage by Honda’s fellow candidates in 2016. The Ethics Committee, a nonpartisan group, has been

quietly investigating the allegations against Honda for months. The 41-page report, which calls for a “full-fledged investigation,” was not made available to the public until the beginning of September. The report investigates multiple allegations that staff discussed campaign and fundraising activities at congressional retreats and other official times, made campaign calls while in the district office, and orchestrated “pay-to-play arrangements” at a State Department roundtable. There are also emails suggesting that Honda’s former district director tried to turn acquiring a visa for a constituent (which is a constituent service offered by members

of Congress) into an opening for a campaign contribution, according to the report. Honda’s chief of staff, Jennifer Van der Heide, sent an email to staffers with the subject line: “Required Reading: Entrepreneurial National by Ro Khanna,” according to the report. Investigators asked Van der Heide about this email, and she said her use of the word “required” was simply “facetious.” However, one staffer disagreed, telling investigators “I considered it part of my duties as someone that was working for Congressman Honda.” Federal law, House rules, and standards of conduct all prohibit the intermingling of congressional responsibili-

Rep. Mike Honda, D-Fremont.

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NEWS BITES Kane to speak at science event Ohlone has organized a Night of Science event from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Newark campus. The guest speaker at the free event, Stephen Kane, will discuss “Finding a New Earth: Exoplanets and Habitability.” The night also will include interactive exhibits, science shows, star-gazing with telescopes, entertainment and a speakers panel. The Student Activities Department, Associated Students of Ohlone College, faculty members, students and staff collaborated to create the event. For more information, go to www.ohlone.edu/ studentlife.

Chivers to discuss masculinity The Communication Studies Department will present “The Paradox of Masculinity” as a part of the Fall 2015 Colloquium Series. Nick Chivers, professor of Speech and Communication, will discuss the social construction of and the future of masculinity, and the relation to power and privilege. The free event will be from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 in Room FP-16 on the Fremont campus.

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House committee continues ethics probe Continued from Page 1 they are in place so elected officials cannot use resources paid for by the taxpayers to promote their own campaigns. However, in the official press release, Alberti said, “We believe that this complaint is inherently politi-

cal, raised by Rep. Honda’s political opponents in a cheap effort to get votes.” Josh Richman, a veteran political reporter for Bay Area News Group, claims that it is “arguably the most significant allegations any Bay Area House member has faced in decades.”

The report found that “Representative Honda [did not] use congressional staff for personal errands or business.” Howe ve r, t h e re p o r t concluded, “there is substantial reason to believe that Representative Honda and members of his congressional staff

used official resources, including staff time, to benefit his campaign … [and] that Representative Honda improperly tied official events to past or potential campaign or political support.” Therefore, the investigation will be continued, with no hard deadline.

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Trip deadline extended The deadline to enroll for the study abroad trip to London and Dublin has been extended to Monday. The trip, from Jan. 2 to 13, will include visits to cultural and historical sites, including Shakespeare’s birthplace, Buckingham Palace Piccadilly Circus, and the National and Abbey theaters with backstage tours. To enroll, go to: www. efcst.com/1723533AD or call 877-485-4184. For more information, email mnavarrasmith@ohlone. edu.

Club Days coming to Newark Students can find out about clubs on campus at Club Days on Tuesday and Wednesday. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the first floor lobby of the Newark campus. – Compiled by Monitor staff

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Chief opens discussion on armed police Continued from Page 1 Not only are there questions as to whether or not to arm officers, and if so which ones, but also the question of what to arm them with. The types of firearms that they would carry and have available to them, if Ohlone officials decide that is the path they wish to take, is something that would need to be decided. Among the council, there was discussion of whether or not arming any officers was the correct move. It was concluded that the council wanted more information about crime statistics, what other community college security forces are like, public opinion, and other details before moving forward. The council also wanted to hear from Ohlone’s officers as to whether carrying firearms would better enable them to do their jobs. The debate of whether or not to arm campus police is not new – the issue has been raised at least as far back as 1976, and it has come up since then.

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The Ohlone College police emblem is emblazoned onto the side of an emergency vehicle.

In 2005, then-Chief Steve Fajardo requested that Ohlone’s “one sworn officer be authorized to carry firearms.” This request sparked debate among students, faculty and community members. Then-college President Doug Treadway ultimately decided against

allowing officers to carry firearms because “the security officers currently on our staff are now doing and will continue to do an excellent job. They are keeping us safe and secure (without firearms).” College Council meetings are open to everyone

and public comments are welcome. The meeting schedule is available online at www.ohlone.edu/org/ council/. Have any thoughts or comments on this issue? We would like to hear them. Email us at monitor@ ohlone.edu.

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Continued from Page 1 and Adam Gorb’s “Yiddish Dance.” Tickets cost $10 for students, seniors and staff, and $15 for general admission. The Ohlone Community Band will present “Stories: Adventure and Legend” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. The band will play a variety of tone poems, wind

band classics, and scores from movies. Their set includes “Sunrise at Angel’s Gate” by Philip Sparke, Steven Reineke’s “Into the Raging River,” Jacob de Haan’s “The Saint and the City,” “The March” by John Williams from the movie “Midway,” and Jan Van der Roost’s “Flashing Winds.” Tickets cost $5 for students, seniors and staff, and $10

for general admission. The Mission Peak Brass Band will present “Fall Colors” at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. The band will play “the many colors of music” from different countries and genres, including movie music from “Frozen,” “Lord of the Rings,” and “Saving Private Ryan.” The program also includes Eddie DeBons’ “A Festive

Intrada,” Janacek’s “Sokol Fanfare,” and the Mission Peak cornets playing “Cornet Carillon.” Tickets cost $10 for students, seniors and staff, and $15 for general admission. For more information or to buy tickets, call 510-6596031 or go to http://www. ohlone.edu/org/smithcenter/box.html.


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Ohlone photography instructor Naomi Vanderkindren discusses her photo series ‘Paramnesia’ during an artist talk and reception Sept. 17 at the Louie-Meager Art Gallery in the Smith Center on the Fremont campus.

Magician, skeptic to speak on Fremont campus James `The Amazing’ Randi debunks paranormal claims VANESSA LUIS Editor-in-chief The Ohlone Psychology Club has announced the return of James “The Amazing” Randi as a part of its Fall 2015 Speaker Series. Randi is a renowned

The Taken King is here We begin the expansion with an engaging opening cinematic that leaves us reeling: Queen of the Awoken, Mara Sov, is taking on The Taken King, Oryx – father of Crota – a god in his own right. The battle is raging when Oryx deals a fatal blow that obliterates the queen’s forces and a chunk of Saturn’s rings. Already, we are seeing instant character development, beautiful scores, cliff-hangers, and more interesting cinematics. There’s even a comedic element that is introduced in some of the later cut

magician who has been long considered the master of illusion. He is idolized by illusionists around the globe and continues to hold his title, although he is now retired. Randi has enjoyed a career on stage, television, radio and film. The documentary about his life and career, “An Honest Liar,” is now available on Netflix. It was screened on campus last semester by the Ohlone Psychology Club. Randi spent part of his

career discrediting claims of the paranormal; in fact, he founded the James Randi Educational Foundation, an organization that “works to inspire an investigative spirit in a new generation of critical thinkers.” In essence, Randi wants to educate people about the scams and frauds to which they can fall victim. Randi has offered $1 million to anyone who can prove their paranormal abilities under specific

conditions – the prize has remained unclaimed for more than 20 years. Randi will give us insight on the scams we are subjected to daily and the importance of thinking critically to combat the nonsense that crooks feed us; he may even share a sample of his skills. He will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 in the Jackson Theatre at the Fremont campus. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 general.

scenes, particularly among Cayde-6, hunter leader in the Vanguard; we see much more witty banter and jokes that bring some light to the darkness that the story holds. Nolan North definitely brings an interesting element to the Ghost character as well; he has a goofiness to his tone that brings to life a personality that was not there with Peter Dinklage as Ghost. Some of my favorite improvements in the most recent update/expansion are the smallest. For example, we no longer have to go all the way to the tower in order to turn in bounties! Yes! This has always been a hassle and now it has been solved. Also, we can now hold 16 bounties and 32 quests at a time – no more picking and choosing based on a limited carry amount. Also, most bounties are much more specific – you decide if this is a good or a bad thing. Another plus: The reward system has become much

more satisfying. The new level cap is 40 and your weapons and Ghost now count toward your light level; after level 40 you gain light level only. There are no moreVanguard or Crucible marks; now there are only Legendary Marks. The Taken are the newest enemy; they are our old enemies – Fallen, Cabal, Hive, and Vex – but bent to the will of Oryx. Each different Taken creature has different abilities; for example, Cabal Psion duplicate,Vex Goblins link to other enemies granting them invincibility, Fallen Vandals have a shield – similar to that of a Titan Hive Acolyte shortdistance teleport – Fallen Captains blind you with a floating black cloud, etc. Now, new supers! The Warlock’s new subclass – Stormcaller – has an Arc ability that sends bolts of lightning at nearby enemies; it is a great way to clear out a room. It is definitely a short-distance power but it is incredibly helpful offense.

The Titan’s new subclass – Sunbreaker – has a Solar ability that allows you to throw multiple powerful hammers at your enemies. This is a medium range super. And finally, the Hunter. The new Hunter subclass, Nightstalker, has a Void bow and arrow; it is a long-distance power and will wipe someone out with a direct shot. Once the arrow hits it tethers nearby enemies in order to disorient them and make for an easier attack. The new Hunter ability has turned out to be my new favorite. If you are precise and strategic, the super can be ridiculously beneficial. Now let’s discuss some drawbacks. I have to admit, there are still some things that need work. 1. Still no matchmaking for raids. I have to wait for my entire fire team to be finished with their regular lives to join me in this raid, so unfortunately I don’t have much to report in this area. 2. Legendary Marks are

WHO: James “The Amazing” Randi. WHAT: Psychology Club Speaker Series. WHEN: 7 p.m. Oct. 16. WHERE: Jackson Theater, Fremont campus. COST: $10 for students, $15 general. shared between all of your characters. I have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, you have the fact that if you neglect your other characters you will still get legendary marks; on the other hand, characters have to share what you’ve worked for on the other. 3. Some quests and bounties require a fire team in order to complete; this is problematic to those of us whose friends don’t all play Destiny when we do or to those people who don’t have many online friends. Overall, the positive outweighs the negative and I ultimately rate this expansion with an 8.5/10. There is so much more to experience, Guardians! So pick up your controller and start your battle against Oryx and the Taken army. Tell me what you think on Twitter @vanessamluis or play with me on the PlayStation platform: valarmorghulis8_


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Students explore options at Transfer Day AGNES MADRIAGA Features editor Informational packets lined the lobby, decorated with streamers, banners and balloons, at the Newark campus on Tuesday. Students circulated, stopping by the tables to ask questions and pick up brochures. Colleges and universities across the United States come to Transfer Day every year, providing Ohlone students with information about academic programs, admission requirements, and student life on their campuses. Student Nicole Colton said she was satisfied with the event because she found all the information she needed. Elisa Castro, Transfer Day coordinator, said she thought the event had met students’ expectations, given the high turnout. She also pointed out that 49 colleges and universities participated, instead of the expected 45. As the event was winding down at noon, one student mentioned that she wished there were more events like it.

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Above: Angelica Martinez speaks with Doris Fendt of San Francisco State University during Transfer Day at the Newark campus on Tuesday. Below: Students gather around the information tables set up at the Transfer Day event.

Nursing students visit underserved communities in Panama BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor Over the summer, 13 nursing students traveled to central Panama for 10 days as part of a service-learning project. The trip was incorporated with International Nursing (NUR-213B), in which students learned and practiced “cultural humility, global health, and reflective practice.” The nursing students visited two different underserved communities, La Garzas de Pacora and Curundú, where they set up clinics in a grade school and a police station.

To schedule clinic appointments in La Garzas de Pacora, a rural area with no running water or sanitation, the nursing students went door-to-door in the community to tell families about the opportunity. They treated 100 patients in just four days. The nursing students also visited Panama’s premier children’s hospital, Hospital del Niño, where they were able to see what working in a hospital is like up close and personal. The trip also gave them a chance to perfect practical skills such as suturing and making incisions.

Nursing students also received a warm welcome at La Universidad de Panamá, where they met fellow nursing students and administrators and took part in a skills lab. As part of the servicelearning trip, the students collected health care supplies to donate to local Panamanian clinics. Throughout the trip, the students learned about and participated in different cultural activities. To view more photos from the trip, visit the group’s Facebook page. Search “Ohlone RN Students to Panama” and like the page.

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Ohlone nursing students traveled to Panama over the summer.


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Serra’s canonization justifies enslavement of indigenous people Mission system was built to begin colonization SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor This past week, Pope Francis embarked on a historic journey to the United States. He became the first Pope to speak in front of Congress, and passed up the opportunity to dine with high-power politicians in order to break bread with the homeless. His trip also included a visit to Washington, D.C., where he canonized Junipero Serra, the man who founded the first nine of 21 famous Spanish Missions along California’s golden coast in the mid 1700s. The missions – including Mission San Jose, just down the street from Ohlone College – were built in order to begin colonization in the new region. But one of the main reasons was to take the opportunity to educate and convert the indigenous people. In the Catholic religion, spreading the word of God is just as important as believing in God yourself. Being able to come to an “untouched” place, and to be able to save the souls of all these “uncivilized” people, was a huge gift. Quickly, the indigenous people were rounded up and forced onto the missions as slaves, where they were taught Spanish, taught how to read and write, and taught about God. They were forced to cut their hair and forget their native tongue. They were completely stripped of any identity that had shaped their people.

Pope Francis’ decision to make Junipero Serra a saint provides justification for the Church’s enslavement and genocide of an indigenous people. The title of saint means that the person has made it to heaven, and the Church recognizes certain people in order to recognize the type of life a person should lead. If the Church thinks that dedicating your whole life to assimilating a culture through violence, erasure and genocide is a good idea, then they’re on the right track. Today, we have turned these missions into tourist sites, where you can stop to see the history. Every display of the natives avoids the truth of why they were there. It circumvents the entire issue and praises their “accomplishments.” O u r s c h o o l n a m e, Ohlone, wasn’t even a tribe in the area. The missions took many strong tribes that lived in the area, grouped them together and called them by one name. Single handedly they erased every part of their identity. And by adopting that name, we have continued the erasure. So, stand with me in solidarity this month, for the man who started the mass genocide that took place on California soil has been made a saint, and has been pointed out by the Church as a man you should strive to emulate. So, as America talks about the indigenous as though they are long gone,

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Let’s begin a titillating conversation SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor

Presently in America, it is legal in 31 states, including California, for women to walk the streets topless. So why don’t we? Why is it that in 2015, a year when Kim Kardashian can try to break the Internet with her butt, and Nicki asks “Miley, what’s good?” women can’t walk topless to keep cool in the summer? Though it may be legal in certain states to be topless, local ordinances are in place to force women to cover up. By now, many of you are thinking, “Oh great, another feminist rant,” and you’re right. I understand not only cisgender women (a woman who identifies as the gender she was assigned at birth) are affected by this, but for the sake of argument I will use the term women. The sight of a nipple is enough to make families scream and run for the hills, unless it belongs to a man. Continued on Page 7 Women’s bodies have been

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so oversexualized that we can’t see breasts as anything but sexual organs. When, as we all know, breasts are not sexual organs. Their main purpose is to breastfeed infants. By constantly viewing women’s bodies as having the main purpose of sexual pleasure, we forget they are meant for more. Last year, The movie “Free the Nipple,” directed by Lina Esco and written by Hunter Richards, was released. This film, based on true events, follows the movement of a group of passionate women who are fighting against the expectations forced onto women by walking through New York, topless. #FreeTheNipple was started by Lina Esco once she realised she wouldn’t be allowed to release the movie without a fight. This hashtag started the Free The Nipple campaign, which has sparked advocacy nationwide. This movement was recently reignited by Instagram’s policy against women showing their nip-

ples in pictures. The fight to bare nipples in public is not new, but this specific movement is. Women participate in protests where they come together to march the streets, topless. Though some do still opt to cover just their nipples. But why is it so taboo? Women are held to different expectations than men. Women are expected to be pure, untouched, and are in turn pressured to hide their bodies. We always hear the phrase “those belong to me” in regards to a woman’s breasts in a relationship; men are taught to think this way. As previously mentioned, American society has oversexualised the female form. It is wrong for women to show their skin, but every advertisement has halfnaked women. Women are told to wait till marriage, but men are expected to have sex when young (so, who exactly are they having sex with?). If a woman partakes in the Continued on Page 7

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Time to free the nipple Continued from Page 6 same pleasures as a man she is shunned. If a woman has a lot of sex, she is a slut; if a man has a lot of sex, he’s just a guy. In order for men to fulfill their gender expectations, women must give up their expected values. Today, women are fighting back against these conventions. Free the Nipple is about women owning their identity. By walking around topless, women are challenging societal expectations that have been forced upon them. Collectively, these women are redefining what it means to exist as a woman in society. Women who currently walk topless, even in places where it is legal, are at risk of being arrested for indecent exposure.

If women can win this fight, it will have major impacts. Sexualization of the female body will decrease, which will remove the possibility of being arrested for indecent exposure. If female nipples are normalized, the act of walking topless would no longer be indecent. In many other countries and cultures, topless women are not a huge deal. Topless beaches are a norm in many places, and without a second thought families frequent these beaches. “Oh, but Sam, children should not be exposed to such obscenity!” Most children start their lives by sucking on nipples. They have already been exposed to them in the most personal way possible. “If you can show your nipples, men should be able to show their penis!”

Serra started genocide Continued from Page 6 and people wear headdresses for fun, and we use people as mascots tagged with racial slurs for football teams, we must not blindly accept one more atrocity brought against the indigenous. You may not be able to fight the Church, but you can fight popular belief. The

indigenous are not drunks, who sell cigars at their casinos. We are people who have been subjugated and pushed to the side. If you have the need for moccasins or dream catchers, buy them from natives. Do not support the commercialization of a culture. And if you wish to wear a headdress, don’t. Tweet me @SamCamp08

These two issues are not related. Breasts are not sexual organs. They are for feeding infants, not making them. Do you see where I’m going with this? If you see a problem with women showing their nipples, you have become a forced participant in the problem. The issue is that you still see women’s bodies as sexual objects. Changing your preconceptions is difficult, but it can be done. I will leave you with a quotation from “Free The Nipple”: “Why is my nipple more obscene than a murder?”

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The splintered GOP House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who has held the position since 2011, announced his resignation on Friday. Boehner is expected to step down at the end of October. Since the news of his resignation, there has been a scramble amongst the Republican Party to try to fill the changing positions of power. Rep. Kevin McCarthy, RCalif., the majority leader, has announced that he plans to run for the speakership. As of now, he appears to be the favorite for the position. Boehner’s abrupt resignation is in part due to pressure from the more conservative members of his party, who do not think the speaker did enough to derail President Barack Obama’s agenda or faltered in pushing policies important to the GOP. Boehner’s struggle as speaker is evidence of the growing differences within the GOP. You have the more traditional Re-

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publicans, such as Boehner, who believe in small, accountable government and whose main concern is fiscal responsibility. Then you have a newer breed of Republican, many of whom are affiliated with the Tea Party movement. They are more radically opposed to government spending and focus primarily on social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. To put these two ideologies into more concrete terms, we can simply look at the latest government shutdown threat. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, an anti-choice presidential candidate, has recently threatened a government shutdown over Planned Parenthood’s federal funding. While Boehner has a perfect record of being anti-abortion, he was unwilling to shut down the entire federal government over the issue of continuing Planned Parenthood funding. Clearly, Cruz is further right on the spectrum. Boehner, as speaker, had difficulty working and compromising with the more radical sect of his party. It will be interesting to see if the new GOP leadership will allow this small but influential group to dictate the direction of the entire party – and how that will affect the 2016 elections. Want to talk shop? Tweet me @bri_osullivan


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Renegades make it six in a row CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor

Sports Spotlight with Cristian Medina

The Ohlone volleyball team has now won six in a row after defeating West Valley College 3-1 at home Wednesday night. After a competitive firstset loss to West Valley, the Renegades dominated the rest of the game, winning the next three sets and moving to 12-1 on the season. Ohlone was led by sophomore Audrey Vaughn, who finished strong with 12 kills and 3 aces. Sophomore Camaryn Bricker led the team in assists, with 40, along with 15 digs. She also had 6 kills LAURA GONSALVES / MONITOR with no errors and a 0.667 Alexis Chang sends the ball past two West Valley defenders in Ohlone’s 3-1 win Wednesday night. hitting percentage. Krissa Marie San Juan also had an impressive game, leading the team with 27 digs. Friday Last Friday, the Ohlone volleyball team also had SETS 1st 2nd 3rd Final a dominant outing led by 16 15 0 sophomore Jenni Brochu. Monterey 7 They beat Monterey Pen- Ohlone 25 25 25 3 insula College 3-0. Brochu finished the game, leading the team with 10 kills, 3 Wednesday aces and 6 digs. After a strong start, the SETS 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Renegades look to contin1 ue this success when con- West Valley 25 11 12 18 ference play opens up Fri- Ohlone 17 25 25 25 3 day against De Anza.

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Upcoming Games VOLLEYBALL Friday, 6:30 p.m. at De Anza College in Cupertino. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., vs. Gavilan College at the Fremont campus.

WOMEN’S SOCCER Friday, 4 p.m. vs. De Anza College in Cupertino. Oct. 9, 2 p.m. vs. Skyline College in San Bruno. Oct. 13, 4 p.m. at City College of San Francisco.

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Above: The Ohlone men’s water polo team loses to Cabrillo 11-7. Below: The women’s water polo team fights hard, but also falls to Cabrillo 14-12.

Friday, 4 p.m. at West Valley College in Saratoga. Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. vs. Foothill College in Lost Altos Hills.

WOMEN’S WATER POLO Saturday, 3:50 p.m., College of San Mateo Tournament in San Mateo. Wednesday, 3 p.m., vs. Laney College at the Fremont campus. Oct. 9, 3 p.m. at City College of San Francisco.

MEN’S WATER POLO Friday, all day, American River College in Sacramento. Oct. 9, all day, vs. Modesto and Saddleback colleges in Modesto.

A Farewell to “Arms” Last Saturday afternoon, Barry Zito and Tim Hudson found themselves in a very familiar place – pitching at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland. The two made their final starts at the Coliseum and are planning to retire at the end of this season. Both pitchers got their starts with the Oakland Athletics in 2000 as part of the “Big Three” pitching rotation alongside Mark Mulder. Tim Hudson has enjoyed a successful career as a four-time all star and a World Series champion. After being traded in 2004 and spending the majority of his career with the Atlanta Braves, Hudson returned to the Bay Area as a free agent in 2014. He signed with the San Francisco Giants with the hope of winning a World Series, and last season, that dream came true. Following the 2006 postseason elimination of the A’s, Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito opted to turn in his green and gold for orange and black, signing across the bay with the Giants. After struggling the first five years in San Francisco, he had surprising success in the 2012 postseason, being a key factor in the Giant’s World Series championship that year. Prior to the 2015 season, Zito rejoined the Athletics – the team that gave him his start. Both Zito and Hudson have cemented themselves has Bay Area baseball legends for both the A’s and the Giants. Which is exactly why, when news broke that the two would face off at the Coliseum one final time, fans flocked to watch the pitchers give it one last shot before hanging up the cleats. For both players, it was a homecoming of sorts. Even though they were pitching for opposite teams, it was very fitting and somewhat reminiscent for the two to be pitching in the very place where it all started. Zito and Hudson received several lengthy and welldeserved ovations. Although both pitchers lasted just two innings, it was great for the fans to experience. The atmosphere was electric. Hats off to these two for everything they’ve done for Bay Area baseball. Enjoy retirement. You’ve earned it.

Ohlone College Monitor, October 1, 2015  

The Monitor, Ohlone College's student newspaper.