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Vol. XLIV No. 8

Fremont, California


November 8, 2012

Prop 30 revamps the future of education By FRANKIE ADDIEGO Correspondent

In a political cliffhanger, the people of California passed Proposition 30 in a narrow 53.9 percent to 46.1 percent vote. The proposition, which raises taxes temporarily to support public education, trailed in the polls late Tuesday night, but is now being projected as the winner by the California Secretary of State’s vote count.

Proposition 30 Temporary Tax to Fund Education This statewide graphic indicates which regions of California voted for and against Prop 30. Dark grey: regions that voted “Yes” totaling to 4,959,206 (53.9 percent). Light grey: regions that voted “No” totaling to 4,241,246 votes (46.1 percent).

For Ohlone, it means the administration will not cut 155 sections from the spring semester and that it will be able to offer summer school this year. “I know a lot of people had some doubts and some questions. Can you really go to the people and ask them to vote for a tax?’” said Gov. Jerry Brown at a rally last night, “[but] here we are.” Brown, the proposition’s most ardent proponent said, “I think [California is] the only state in the country that says, ‘Let’s raise our taxes for our kids, for our schools, and four our California dream.’” While roughly half of the state’s budget is spent on education, the community college system has been hit hard. Where the state spent over $11 trillion on higher education


Natsuki Itoh and Amit Patel campaign for Proposition 30 with handmade signs from the ASOC on Mission Boulevard Nov. 5.

in the 2007-08 fiscal year, California spent just $9.4 trillion in the current budget. As a result, Ohlone College had tentatively dropped as many course sections, though it’s expected that the course sections will return to the schedule on WebAdvisor. “There will be a small increase of sections we can offer,” said Ohlone College President Gari Browning. “First understand that if Prop 30 passes, the money will go to paying back monies we already owe.” “We’ve been in a cut cycle for the last four years,” Brown-

ing said last week. “We’ve had a hiring freeze since January 2008.” In fact, Ohlone College had planned to eliminate the summer semester all together, had Proposition 30 not passed. In an email sent to faculty and staff on Wednesday morning, Browning said she “felt 15 pounds lighter” with the passage of the Prop 30. However, she said that while the money will also restore a modest amount for FTES – at Ohlone the number is 61 of the 3,000 cut over the past few years – “ was so much

Bristow has never held an elected office prior to his run for the board seat. He currently works at CSU East Bay as the coordinator for the Renaissance Scholars Program, which offers support services to foster youth. “It gets to be very frustrating when you constantly feel

like you’re raging against the machine, but you’re apart of it so there is nothing you can do to change it,” Bristow said about his decision to run for office. According to Bristow, his top priority is that education remains accessible and that students can get in and out in

a reasonable amount of time. “I’m very much a product of the services that on the chopping block such as EOPS,” he said, The top priorities of incumbents Bonaccorsi and Cox are the accreditation process, which the board will guide

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margin on Tuesday. Several students from the Ohlone Music Club came out and showed support by playing music and carrying signs. Many passersby on Mission Boulevard showed their support by honking and shouting as they drove by. Students wanted to show support for Proposition 30 and to raise awareness on the differences between Propositions 30 and 38. Proposition 30 includes funding for both public K-12 and public higher education and proposition 38 which was

competing legislation, did not include provisions for public higher education. Income taxes will increase for those who make $250,000 or more a year. The funds will go to public K-12 and higher education, including community colleges and city emergency services such as police, fire and paramedic services. The ASOC officially endorsed Proposition 30 to help stave off the cuts of more than 150 class sections and the summer session at the Ohlone campus.


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Votes are in: Ohlone trustee race is settled Bonaccorsi, Bristow and former trustee Bob Brunton –aggressively fought for the three The voters of Alameda available board seats. County re-elected incumbents Cox won the majority of Teresa Cox and Greg Bonac- the votes with 34 percent corsi and added challenger while Bonaccorsi received Kevin to the Ohlone College 25 percent. Bristow also upboard of trustees. set Brunton 25 percent to 14 The four candidates – Cox, percent. By MANIKA CASTERLINE Senior editor

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Students take charge at March on Mission


Renee Wong Gonzales and a co-worker campaign for Prop 30.

Students carrying signs in favor of Proposition 30 joined the first March on Mission on Monday along Mission Boulevard in Fremont in front of Ohlone College’s Fremont campus. The march, sponsored by the Associated Students of Ohlone College (ASOC), included many staff and students who attended to show support for the education funding measure that voters approved with a 53 percent

OPINIONS Time for ‘mass’ media revolution in Japan

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In Japan, people on the Internet call Japan’s major media “Mass-Gomi,” which is a slang means “MassGarbage.” Quite a few Japanese young people have never read newspapers or watch TV news for years. They only follow Internet news. Why have Japan’s media lost their confidence? First, TV and newspaper publishing companies usually broadcast in the same way and don’t have their own opinions. In Europe and the United States, news agencies and news publishing companies have different roles. While the former’s role is to convey information as soon as possible, the latter’s role is state their opinions. In Japan, however, newspapers agencies work only as news agencies, so their articles don’t have diversity. Second, Japan has the“Kisha (Kisha means “press” in Japanese) Club,” which is different from a so-called press club. In Japan, only journalists who belong to Kisha Club can participate in government press conferences. In other words, free journalists can’t interview

government officials and police directly. Kisha Club makes press conferences lack tension and causes a cozy relationship between media and government. Journalists don’t want to lose a privilege to participate in press conferences, so they sometimes have to be kind to the government. As a result, mass media in

Japan hardly play a role as the guardians of democracy. Third, few journalists have technical knowledge to write scientific articles. Most journalists don’t study science in universities. It is only before they have to write articles that they start to study specialized fields, so they can’t estimate the validity of articles and neither can they understand the documents

they read. Nature, the most authoritative science magazine, has criticized Japanese mass media severely in an article titled “Bad Press” because Japan media disgraced Shinya Yamanaka’s recent Nobel Prize by giving false reports widely that Hisashi Moriguchi, who was a Tokyo University scientist, had performed an transplant operation with induced

pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. How can the Japanese media improve their quality? First of all, Japan’s media should abolish the meaningless Kisha Club. Kisha Club helps Japan’s media get information from government easily, but it causes corruption not only in politics but also in journalism. Second, each of the media should play a role as independent media and express their own opinion. Generally speaking, Japanese people aren’t good at stating different opinions from others, which led to Japan’s media attitude. However, media is worthless if it only reports the government’s view. Finally, the media should hire people whose major is science. Of course, journalists study current topics. Knowledge for technical terms, however, is so vast that it’s difficult to learn while working. They should leave something technical to specialists. Otherwise, Nature will criticize them again. More and more young people are disappointed with Japan’s major media. If media wants to take back their confidence, now is the time.

O’Malley speaks briefly on human trafficking By HEATHER HEGEMAN Opinions editor

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley gave a presentation on human trafficking in the Jackson Theatre Oct. 31. The presentation was part of the Ohlone World Forum Series. Sadly, the topic was not given the attention it deserved. The subject of human trafficking is extensive. An hourlong presentation would already be brief and many important issues would have to be glossed over. O’Malley’s

presentation was only 40 minutes long. Many subjects were not covered in detail and the entire presentation seemed to lack focus because of it. “There was a lot of good information, but I really didn’t get what I expected out of it. It was like an introduction to human trafficking,” said Andrea Liebmen, a Fremont resident. O’Malley’s presentation was heavily fact based for a subject so heavily steeped in emotion and controversy. If O’Malley would have

included graphics or any type of break in the text of her PowerPoint, the audience would have become more involved and connected to the issue. “I would have liked to know the endings to some of the stories she told,” said Jon Rojas an Ohlone student. It is understandable that due to the sensitive nature of the topic, many of the more graphic details are not able to be shared and need not be shared. Many of the victims are underage it is against the law to reveal names or show pictures.

O’Malley seemed to discount ignore any human connection with the story. She gave a few brief accounts of victims she had encountered over the years, but only gave the audience closure to one of the stories. The latter half of the presentation focused on legislation that O’Malley had helped to pass, but even that information was incomplete. The six pieces of legislation passed by O’Malley’s office were named but she provided little other information. Taking into account the

Campus Comment >>> How will the outcome of this election affect you?

JONATHAN BIGELOW COMPUTER SCIENCE “The passing of Prop. 30 helps my college experiance because of increased funding.”

RADHA MISHRA UNDECLARED “I feel like I will finish my education on time and achieve the American dream.”

JASON REYNOLDS MUSIC PRODUCING “I think nobody can know the future, but i believe the next two years will be good.”

ERIC JENKINS COMPUTER SCIENCE “The election has helped me realize what needs to be done in the future to affect our country for the best.”

upcoming election, some in the audience expected that O’Malley would discuss Proposition 35. Prop. 35 increased penalties for human traffickers. Voters approved it Nov. 6 with an 80 percent margin. Prop 35 requires convicted human traffikers to register as sex offenders as well as disclose all internet activities and identities. In addition the fine for a first time offense increases from 100,000 to 1.5 million. First time offense now comes with a maximum 12 year prison sentance, which is double what the maximum was previously. If the crime involves a minor then the charge comes with a life sentance. According to the Huffington Post Los Angelus addition, along with stiffer penalties, prop 35 now expands the definition of Human trafficking to include distrubution of child pornography. O’Malley briefly mentioned Prop. 35 toward the end of the presentation but went into no detail about it. If more time was allotted for the presentation, then important issues could have been covered in more detail.

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NEWS Majority passes Prop 35 By HEATHER HEGEMAN Opinions editor

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley spoke to increase community awareness of domestic human trafficking Oct. 31 in the Jackson Theatre. Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery. O’Malley defined trafficking as any individual acting as if they own another. O’Malley’s department is responsible for more then five pieces of anti-trafficking legislation, including Prop. 35 on the Nov. 6 ballot. Prop. 35, which California voters approved by a 4-1 margin, strengthens punishments for human trafficking cases and also require those who are convicted to register as sex offenders. It is a bigger problem in Alameda County than many people realize, O’Malley said. She said her office has iden-

‘It is a bigger problem in Alameda County than many people realize.’ --Nancy O’Malley

tified victims that originated as far south as San Diego and north as far as Eureka. However, 64 percent of victims are from Alameda County and 75 percent of those are from Oakland. H.E.A.T. (Human Exploitation and Trafficking) Watch, founded by O’Malley’s office, has five key goals. It trains police to not criminalize victims, to prosecute vigorously the offenders, to provide adequate resources, to advocate programs and to get policy makers and the community really involved

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within the issue. Since its founding in 2005, H.E.A.T Watch and O’Malley’s office has charged 276 cases of human trafficking, leading to 178 convictions with 49 cases pending. In the same period of time, only 290 human trafficking cases have been tried in the country. Every trafficker convicted saves between 15 to 30 victims, O’Malley said. In 2006, human trafficking became a crime and is listed under Penal Code 236.1. However punishment for this crime is still relatively weak, O’Malley said. A person convicted can leave court with only probation. Many in the audience found this shocking. “It’s crazy that you can beat woman, rape them and who knows what else and not get any time,” said Brittany Robles, a student at Ohlone.

Car theft breaks streak for Ohlone vehicle crime

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Fremont police recovered a 1997 Honda Civic similar to this one Oct. 25 on Warm Springs Boulevard after its owner discovered it stolen from an Ohlone Fremont campus parking lot Oct. 24. By JOE NICHOLS News editor

Ohlone College just experienced its first vehicle theft in a number of years. According to the Fremont Police Department report, someone stole a dark colored 1997 Honda Civic from a Fremont Ohlone campus parking lot some time between 5:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 24. Police recovered the vehicle the next day in the parking lot at Unite College at 4733 Warm Spring Blvd., according to the report. “The owner was contacted and they retrieved the vehicle. Some parts had been stripped from the car,” said Fremont Police Public Information Officer Geneva Bisques. According to the Ohlone crime rate report published by the Ohlone Campus Police Service, the act of stealing a vehicle is not considered

a major crime on campus. Back in 2011, there was only one car was stolen from the Ohlone campus. A report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows that the San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont Metropolitan Statistic Area (MSA) ranked sixth in the nation in 2011 with 23,223 vehicle thefts. San Jose-Santa Clara MSA ranked 20th in the nation with 7,460 vehicle thefts just last year. The NICB report advised car owners to use several layers of defense to protect their cars from theft. The first layer of defense against vehicle theft is common sense. Removing keys from the ignition, rolling up windows, locking car doors and parking in well-lit parking areas are all some common sense things to do to keep from becoming a victim of vehicle theft.

‘ The owner was contacted and they retrieved the vehicle. Some parts had been stripped from the car,’

--Fremont Police Public Information Officer, Geneva Bisques

The next layer is some type of warning device. Types of warning devices include audible alarms, steering wheel and break pedal locks as well as VIN etching and microdot marking. The third level includes some type of immobilizing device. The NICB said the final layer of protection is some type of GPS tracking device, such as a LoJack. According to the group’s website, LoJack boasts a 90 percent recovery rate.

Ohlone prof caught in Sandy By ASHLEY LAM Editor-in-chief

Ohlone Director of Broadcasting Gary Kauf was in New York when Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast last week. While on his trip, Kauf said at first nothing was out of the ordinary until the hurricane struck. “I suddenly heard a huge bang,” said Kauf. Devastation loomed over the East after Hurricane Sandy rolled through. This late season post-tropical storm has caused both death and destruction to millions of families. At first New Yorkers didn’t take it very seriously when the hurricane hit as they decided not to follow requests to evacuate, said Kauf. The condition in Manhattan was not bad at all. Kauf said restaurants were still open and there was not much damage in Chelsea. His trip home was delayed, as flights out of the John F. Kennedy Airport back to San Francisco were sparse. JFK was underwater and the water only went down enough by Wednesday for a few flights to go out at all. “There were only three Delta flights available that covered the entire Northern United States,” said Kauf. “They jammed us in there, took off and got us out.” Kauf began his academic career as a journalism major before later moving onto broadcasting. Kauf recalled covering past natural disasters like Hurricane Gloria vividly. “It was not a great time to be there (in Hurricane Gloria) unless you were a reporter,” said Kauf. This time around, experiencing Hurricane Sandy when he was no longer a reporter on the job made for a very different experience, said Kauf. “Hurricanes are great fun to cover” said Kauf. Kauf said that Hurricane Sandy was an indication that California should look out for future fluke weather patterns. “California got an early wakeup call,” said Kauf. Seeing the damage in New York Kauf points out that New York and California alike need to better prepare for natural disasters. This is why the reconstruction of the Bay Bridge is an important step towards taking necessary precautions, said Kauf. “People have to work together, all people. Usually people in New York don’t even look at each other in the eye as they are walking down the street. But when the hurricane hit, neighbors were helping each other to the best of their abilities. It’s too bad that people aren’t like this on a daily basis,” said Kauf.

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FEATURES (Far Left) Expert musicians Aditya Verma and Vishal Nagar demostrate their skills by playing unique instruments from India. Verma plays the sarod, a guitar looking instrument while Nagar accompanies it by playing the table, the drums. (Left) Ann Yoa intricately plays the unique instrument zheng. The instrument makes a peaceful waterfall like sound. In order to make the waterfall like sound, Yoa wears fingertips pick to pluck and strum the strings.

Master musicians show Ohlone how it’s done


(Above) The tabla and sarod has a different and unique way of playing. (Right) Yihan Chen plays the pipa, a guitar-like instrument. She also puts on fingertip picks. The master musicians performed on Saturday Nov. 3 in the Ohlone Smith Center.

Bold shapes and colors attracts Ohlone’s eyes By MARRA-MARIE MAGSAKAY Features editor

Students, family and friends gathered in the Lou-Meager Art Gallery on Nov. 3 for the presentation of painter Cathy Lui’s latest pieces. Student Dakota Jordan described her work as “busy, but simple and mellow.” “All [pieces] are inspired by life and how shapes fit together,” said Lui. “How it starts and how it ends.” Her bold, colorful paintings pop out to students’ faces. Her abstract yet straightforward artwork lures students in to analyze and figure what the meaning is. Student Nany Lui said her favorite piece is “Floraandfaun” because is has “different perspectives,” said Lui. In one perspective, she saw eyes and in another way she saw an exotic flower. Student Zhou Yuhao stood in front of the piece called “Contained Thoughts” and called it “fancy but contains symbols,” said Yuhao. He found the shape of the comma repeating in this piece and in others. “I just like the combination of squares and circles coming together,” said Yuhao. Student Sergio Viramontes also saw symbols. “She uses a lot of organic themes like cells,” said Viramontes. Lui’s mother Doris Frank-


(Above) Cathy Lui and her husband made this sculpture for their 20th anniversary. The couple found a piece of wood on the beach and used that to make the sculpture, (Right) Cathy Lui entertains students, family and friends by playing the ukulele and singing different upbeat yet mellow songs. Her husband gives the performance soul by playing his bass guitar and their good friend keeps the beat going with his drums.

Lui attended her daughter’s gallery reception to support her daughter’s latest work. Like mother like daughter, the two have an artistic talent in their blood. Frank-Lui said she knows how to draw but is currently focused on her poetry. “When she was little, I gave her supplies and encouraged her,” said Frank-Lui. “She made her own welcome card with construction paper.” Frank-Lui’s favorite card from her daughter was a Mother’s Day card. She said tht there was a bear on the card and her daughter

put a pearl necklace around the mother bear’s neck. “She was very creative at 9 years old,” said Frank-Lui. Now her daughter’s talent “has a very steady hand,” said Frank-Lui. “I’ve watched her.” Viramontes said that Lui explained to the gallery crew that she would go over and over the lines so she would get her strong, intricate lines. Before her art career blossomed, Lui graduated from San Jose State University and received a degree in Italian. Even though she loved painting, her college career

did not lead up to that. “I was working Mother Jones magazine and needed something to balance the work,” said Lui. Lui’s talent does not stop there at painting. She entertained the attendees with her new lovely instrument, the ukulele. Lui played the ukulele and sang with elegance. Her husband jammed on the bass while their good friend made the beat with the drums. The band played some

calming upbeat songs that the audience enjoyed and awarded with applause. She said learning how to play an instrument at an older age opens up a different part of her brain. Lui’s sweet mellow voice mixed well with the island/ exotic music made by the three different instruments. Attendees ended the night with good live music by the Lui and her band, free food and images of Lui’s colorful bold paintings.

FEATURES Ohlone art students show off their pieces

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The Art 105A Glass Art and Design class taught by Carol Lawton displays its creative work in the first floor of Building 7 with other art work. Students learn how to make these pieces with glass. Artists work from left to right: Isabelle Nguyen, Samantha Ho, Mariam Nawabi and Daniel Morgan.

HIV testing for students available at health center

By HEATHER HEGEMAN Opinions editor

Cost-free and needle-free, the student health center offers anonymous HIV testing to all Ohlone students, faculty and staff. Testing is done on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Student Health Center, room 7302 on the main campus. Appointments are not necessary; testing is done on a first come first serve, walk-in basis only. The test results are ready in

two weeks and must be picked up in person. Anonymous testing means that nothing will be written down, including the name of the person being tested and nothing will be saved to medical charts. The Student Health Center uses the Orasure Method, which collects fluid from the mouth via cotton swab, requiring no needles or blood work. It does not take a sample of the saliva, but rather HIV antibodies in the cheek and gums.

Orasure is 99.7 percent accurate and HIV testing is done by a State of California Certified HIV/AIDS test counselor, according to the Ohlone student health website. Orasure is an easy and painless method. But its biggest benefit by far is that it reduces the risk of accidental transmission of the virus by eliminating the need to draw blood. Testing can be done for any reason. Students are urged to go before they think they have been exposed.

Any unprotected sex, sex with or prior to a new partner or sex with an HIV positive person is reason enough to get tested. Those who have been the victim of sexual abuse, a female considering pregnancy or those who have shared needles are also encouraged to be tested. Getting tested simply to know one’s status is one less thing to worry about. In addition to testing, Student Health Services provide students with a variety of

resources and support should the test results prove positive. The health center is there to assist students through all steps of this process and to provide whatever help may be required afterwards, according to the student health website. It is important for students to understand that they will not be left to handle the outcome of the results on their own. For more information, visit

Students find a career in communications By AMY HYEIN PARK Staff writer

and Lars Ahntholz. Jason Tang, who earned a Ohlone College Speech communication degree from and Communication Studies University of California, San Department and the ASOC Diego, had a presentation on held a “Degrees and Careers success in transferring, based in Communication” panel on his experience. discussion on Friday Nov. 2 at He stressed that students the Fremont Ohlone campus. should choose their major. The Ohlone College invited “First, find the major that two presenters, Jason Tang interests you. Ohlone has a

great communication studies program,”said Tang. “Stay focused on the course after transferring, build your social network such as making friends, find professor in your discipline that will help you and relieve your stress,” he said. “Stay away from distractions like partying, drinking,

smoking and drugs and have a stress relieving activity,” he said. Ahntholz, a product marketing manager from Plantronics in Santa Cruz has 20 years experience in the communication and marketing fields. He let the students participating know about real com-

munication world with some videos from Plantronics that showed the kind of images can attract people to buy products. “People like photos and video,” Ahntholz said. Ohlone will hold one more communications seminar in fall 2012: “Professionalism: Creating a Powerful Image” from noon to 1 p.m. on Nov. 30.

Students hang on through ‘Flight’ By JASON WARDOFF Staff writer

“Flight,” the new Denzel Washington film, is a thrilling drama. Washington stars as a flight captain on a passenger jet when a manufacturing problem occurs on one of the rotary joints in the rear elevator flap. This results in the plane being forced downward, taking a full on nosedive toward Earth. As the plane descends from 10,000 feet and continues falling. The audience feels the entire time as if they’re right in seat B1 watching it all unfold. Whip (Denzel Washington) awakes from a hangover nap while in the cockpit and he quickly reacts to take control. To decrease speed and regain stability, he orders his

‘ The audience feels the entire time as if thy’re right in seat B1 watching it all unfold.’ --Jason Wardoff

copilot, who has lost all sensibility, to empty all the fuel and coolant from the tanks. This brings the total weight down but isn’t enough for the plane to begin gliding out as he intends. Instead drastic measures are taken in order to land the plane safely, to level the plane out, Whip commands his crew to take evasive action. In one full swoop, Whip and his crew manage to save the plane from direct impact. The crash only resulted in six deaths. It is later found out that no


The new movie “Flight” stars Denzel Washington as the controversial flight captain who saves a plane from crashing. Although he saves many lives on he plane, Washington’s character, Whip, is charged of alcohol consumption throughout his heroic act.

other pilot could have landed the plane like Whip had. Everything he did was nothing short of a miracle – Whip being an obsessive alcoholic or not. The movie takes place

at Whip’s trial to discuss the criminal side of the plane malfunction. If Whip was at fault, he could be charged with six murders and be detained for the

rest of his life by due process. The movie plays for 2 hour and 15 minutes Every moment is fresh with new events that keep the audience watching.

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better than the reductions we would have faced should the proposition been defeated.” Ohlone Vice-President Jim Wright activated 155 class sections for the spring 2013 schedule that were slated to be cut, she said. “Even with the successful passage of Prop 30, Ohlone faces the second year of a structural deficit of $1.3 million — like last year, money we will be taking from our reserves,” Browning said. Her office will conduct

two budget forums Nov. 19 to answer any questions about the budget. The controversy over Proposition 30 came from a raising sales tax by ¼ percent and raising taxes on incomes over $250,000. “Relying so heavily on the rich is why we’ve gotten in trouble in the first place,” Michael Genest, former director of finance under Arnold Schwarzenegger, said in a phone interview, “I do know some people who have said, ‘If this happens, that’s it. I’m

moving out of state or I’m closing my law firm.’ I couldn’t frankly care less. My problem is we’re taxing a small segment of the population.” Genest said he favored Proposition 38. This legislation, which failed by a margin of nearly 3:1, sought to increase taxes on incomes as low as $7,316. The two ballot measures were in a rare situation where even if both had succeeded, the one with more votes would cancel out the other. In the end, Prop 38 suffered an unenviable fate at

the ballot box with only 27.7 percent of the vote. “They didn’t take college students into consideration when they wrote their proposition,” said student trustee Tawney Warren, who calculated what each proposition would cost her financially. “I could invest $12.50 into a system that pays into a fund that pays for my college [under Prop 30]… or I could pay for a system that only helps K-12 and [Prop 38]’s asking me to pay over $12,000 over 12 years.”

Fremont elects new mayor, council By JOE NICHOLS News editor

Voters went Democratic and with mostly familiar faces in Alameda County elections on Tuesday. Voters in Fremont, Newark and Union City passed Ohlone Measure K with 72.89 percent of the vote. Measure K changes the way board members are elected. The current at large system allows any voters with in the district to vote for any board member. Measure K will change the system to a district system. It will set up clearly defined geographic areas. Voters in each respective area can vote for trustees from only that area.

Fremont Councilman Bill Harrison won the mayor’s office with 35.28 percent of the vote, according to the Alameda County Registrar of Voters tally. He was followed by Steve Cho with 31 percent. Ana Natarajan held third place with 25.78 percent. Teen candidate Aziz Akbar came in fourth with 5.52 percent, while perennial candidate Linda Susoev trailed behind with 2.23 percent. The Fremont City Council has two new members. Vinnie Bacon and Suzanne “Sue” Chan won seats on the council with 25.27 percent and 22.55 percent respectively. President Obama won Alameda County and beat out

Republican rival Mitt Romney 77.63 percent to 19.33 percent, according to results published on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website. Incumbent Democrat Diane Feinstein beat her Republican challenger Elizabeth Emkin 80.83 percent to 19.17 percent for the U.S. Senate seat for California. Mike Honda will continue to serve California’s 17th Congressional District. Honda, who has served since 2001, beat challenger Evelyn Li 71.79 percent to 28.21 percent. California voters saw 11 different propositions on the ballot this election. Prop 30, the public educa-


tion funding measure, passed with 72.72 percent voter approval in Alameda County. Prop 31, the state budget measure, was rejected by voters in Alameda County with 62.81 percent. Prop 32, the payroll deductions for political donations, was voted down with 70.71 percent. Alameda County voters also voted to reject Prop 33. Alameda County voters approved the initiative to repeal the death penalty – Prop 34 – with 61.33 percent of the vote, but statewide it lost 58.2 percent to 47.2 percent. County voters cast their ballots to pass Prop 35 by 79.19 percent. The initiative would levy stiff penalties for those who are convicted of human trafficking. Those penalties would include jail time and required registration as a sex offender. Prop 36, the three strikes reform law, passed in Alameda County with 77.94 percent. Prop 37, which would have required the labeling of any food products that contain genetically modified organisms, gained 57.3 percent of Alameda County voters’ support , but went down to defeat statewide by 47.2 percent. Alameda County residents approved Prop 39, which changes how out of state companies pay taxes in California with 73.50 percent of the vote. The State Senate redistricting approval measure Prop 40 passed with 75.14 percent of Alameda voters. This measure approves the new district lines drawn by the Citizens’ Redistricting Commission.

college than leading on important issues of policy and vision,” Cox said. “Bonaccorsi and Cox have shown they are very capable as board members,” said Jeff O’Connell, president of the Faculty Senate. Brunton had previously served on the board for 12 years with his last term ending in 2008. However, Ohlone

College faculty criticized him due to incidents that occurred when he was a trustee. “He has a motivation to be a whistle-blower and then to correct those problems,” said Former Ohlone College president Doug Treadway. “I worry that he doesn’t think about the consequences of what he is doing before he does them,” said O’Connell.

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the college through in 2014 and the campus’ financial solvency. Bonaccorsi, who is now the board president said, “I want to play a positive role in making sure that the Board of Trustees is responsive to the community, while maintaining a formality of discourse whereby decisions are based

on extensive input from all sides and are transparent.” Board incumbents Cox and Bonaccorsi joined the board in 2008 when the college’s accreditation was at risk.This was the driving rationale for their first run for the board. “Times were tough and the board of trustees was more focused on micromanaging the professional staff at the

Health Center Website The Student Health Center will release a new website by June 30. Currently, the site is a work in progress. It will be called and the website is the Health Center project goal to help promote mental health on campus. The Student Health Center invites students and faculty to ask questions and share any suggestions. Leave comments with Sally Bratton at sbratton@ohlone. edu or program manager at

Faculty of the Month Ohlone’s Men’s Basketball Coach John Peterson is November’s Faculty of the Month for being an outstanding instructor, according to business faculty member Christine Bolt. Peterson is dedicated to teaching his students to be outstanding athletes, excellent students and respected members of their community, said Bolt. Peterson supports his students in every way possible, making sure that they get the services they need. More than 80 of Peterson’s students have gone on to four-year schools in order to continue their athletic and educational achievements. Peterson doesn’t just tell his students what he expects: he models it in his own behavior. He expects excellence of himself and is highly respected, both on the Ohlone campus and in the basketball community, according to Bolt. This summer Peterson went overseas with his team to compete. The team won all nine games they played in.

Health Seminar A free health and medicine seminar will take place on Friday from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Room 3201 of the Fremont campus. Global health experiences in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, India and South Africa will be discussed. Join in for community service initiatives, training and asset-based capacity building for local health care workers. CFHI (Community Empowerment at Child Family Health International) is the leading nongovernmental organization that helps students transition to global health education programs. – Compiled by Ashley Lam

SPORTS Ohlone College soccer hopeful for playoffs

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first two goals of the season and her second assist.

‘ People are just going to have to step up.’ --Larry Heslin

Coach Larry Heslin was aware that players would have to rise to the occasion in the absence of several key injured players. “People are just going to have to step up,” Heslin said. “Injuries are a part of every game and we just have to respond well to the adversity.” Step up is exactly what several players did for the Lady Renegades in the win like Samantha O’Brien who scored her first goal of the season as well in the victory over Canada. Lora Lee, Morgan Collyer and Ramsay MacKenzie also had goals in the winning effort for Ohlone. Cindy Tsai, Heidi Moreno, Elizabeth Mooney and Maddie Gray all had assists on goals for the Lady Renegades. There are so many varying factors that determine who makes the playoffs so it is still unclear if Ohlone will make it. Finishing the season strong with wins will go a long way in determining its fate.


(Above) Sophomore Heidi Moreno looks on as her teammate Presley Strother collects the ball in an attempt to move it forward and find an open Lady Renegade at Central Park in Fremont. (Left) Silver Silva chases down a ball with great focus in a home game for the Renegades at Central Park.


Men’s Soccer The Renegades fell to DeAnza College on Tuesday at Central Park in Fremont 2-0. The loss puts Ohlone at 4-10-4 overall and 3-8-2 in conference making it a lot tougher to take one of the coveted playoff spots. On Friday Ohlone College was able to defeat Mission College of Santa Clara 3-2 in Santa Clara. Chris Lopez, Olivas Cesar and Greivin Pacheco Quesada all scored goals in the win and Antonio Garcia was credited with an assist. Pacheco Quesada has been stellar for the Renegades, amassing 10 goals and five assists on the season for a total of 25 points. For Lopez and Cesar, it was their first goals of the season and they needed all of them to squeak out the victory. Goalkeeper Michael Beigarten had another great outing in net for Ohlone making several key saves to preserve the win for the Renegades. It is not for sure if Ohlone, will make the playoffs or not yet, but a win in their final game will go a long way. The final game of the regular season will be Friday when they travel to Salinas to take on Hartnell College. Hartnell College is 11-1-7 overall and 8-1-4 in conference play.


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Volleyball set and ready for post-season By LOUIS LAVENTURE Sports editor

‘They came out really hungry and were set on trying to beat us after last time. We were able to get it together and secure the win.’

The Lady Renegades volleyball team split its last two games, defeating Chabot College and losing to Gavilan College to improve to 17-4 overall and 6-2 in conference play. With the CCCAA Northern California Regional Playoffs first round just two weeks away. Ohlone has put itself in the driver’s seat for an excellent seed. On Halloween, the Chabot Gladiators were able to take the Lady Renegades to the edge but Ohlone was able to pull it out in a thrilling 3-2 victory. “They came out really hungry and were set on trying to beat us after last time,” Sophomore Elise Menicou said. Menicou was referring to the other close five-set win that the Lady Renegades were able to win over Chabot just a few weeks earlier. “We were able to pull out that game in five sets, but they played very well and definitely were in position to win before we were able to get it together

--Elise Menicou


Selina Samorano and Jackie Class block the attempt by the West Valley College Vikings in Fremont at Epler Gymnasium.

and secure the win,” Menicou said. “We just wanted it more in the end and we were able to do some things that caught them off guard.” Ohlone’s Brittany Creel and Jennifer Covey collected 24 of the Lady Renegades’ 43 kills. Selina Samorano and Jackie Class also impressed for Ohlone with several big kills. Samorano, Covey, Menicou and Class have been solid for Ohlone this season and huge factors in the great season and record the team has posted. On Friday, Gavilan College took on Ohlone in a rematch that the Lady Renegades dominated 3-0 in Gilroy earlier in the season.

Ohlone played tough but Gavilan came out determined, handing Ohlone its first home loss of the season that blemished their home perfection winning 3-2. “We were prepared for them. We knew their style, having beaten them pretty easy the first time,” Menicou said. “I think we just lost a little bit of focus. They were good at hitting off blocks and tipping balls over.” Creel, Covey, Samorano and Class all had several powerful kills in the losing effort. Lindsey Calabrese had a jaw dropping 31 digs, but couldn’t pull out the victory despite the great performances. The final game of the regular season will be Nov. 14 at Epler Gymnasium on the Fremont campus at 6:30 p.m. The Lady Renegades were able to handily defeat Skyline College last time the two teams met in San Bruno by a final of 3-0. Ohlone will be hoping to add one more win to its impressive resume in hopes of a high seed in the playoffs which begin on Nov. 20.

Playoffs No wading for water polo teams loom for Ohlone soccer teams By LOUIS LAVENTURE Sports editor

Both the Ohlone men and women soccer teams only have one game remaining in the regular season. The first round of the CCCAA Playoffs begin on Nov. 17 and both teams hope to be a major factor. Women’s Soccer The Lady Renegades improved their playoff chances on Tuesday by defeating Canada College 6-1 in Redwood City. Ohlone is now 9-3-4 overall and 7-3-2 in conference play with just one game remaining. The regular season finale is Friday against Las Positas College at Central Park in Fremont at 3 p.m. Goalkeepers Melissa Grey and Kami Herley were nearly perfect against Canada allowing just the one goal. Jessica Lerma led the way for the Lady Renegades scoring two goals and an assist in the game. Those were Lerma’s Continued on Page 7

(Above) Ohlone College goalkeeper Rachel Whitaker keeps her eyes on the ball as she attempts to make a save against West Valley College in Fremont. (Right) Lady Renegade Alyssa Stringer looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to in the 8-5 victory over West Valley College on Oct. 10 at Ohlone College. The women went 2-1 at the Coast Conference Championships in Los Altos over the weekend. They defeated Laney College 18-1 and Cabrillo College 16-7 only losing to Merced College 6-4. Their playoff hopes are still in limbo and are awaiting notice. The men finished 6-2 in conference, good enough for second place in the division but narrowly missing Norcal playoffs by one spot.


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