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Vol. XXXXI No. 10

Fremont, California

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Pete Stark will speak on campus

Africa is topic of Nov. 2 World Forum By OMER AHMED Staff writer For the last Ohlone College World Forum of the year, Dr. Mutombo M’Panya will be speaking on world hunger and poverty in Africa. The forum is titled “The African Continent and World Hunger” and will deal with the crisis in the subSaharas. M’Panya’s forum will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from noon to 2 p.m. in the Epler Gymnasium. Currently half of Africa’s population lives on less than a dollar a day and one in every three Africans suffer from malnutrition. Most counties are unable to keep up with their people’s need for food, due to environmental and political reasons such as drought and widespread civil conflict. M’Panya has worked extensively to further international aid including serving on the boards of the Center for Global Health, the International Development Exchange, World Neighbors and acting as the coordinator of many non-governmental aid organizations. He has also worked on material health projects in Ecuador and Nicaragua. Now he is the director of Science and Humanities Integration Project at Sonoma State where he teaches in the Hutchins School of Liberal Arts and the California Institute of Integral Studies.

Gumby turns 50 Stephen C. Wathen, who works in the scene shop and wrote stage adaptations for Ohlone’s recent productions of Dracula and The Three Musketeers, was an animator for the Gumby character, which marked its 50th anniversary recently. See story on Page 5. Photo by Daniel Kwan

Photo by Jessica Losee

James Devreaux has a role in the upcoming TV sitcom pilot being prepared by students in Tom Blank’s TV production class.

Congressman Pete Stark, Democrat of the Thirteenth District, which includes Ohlone College, will speak on campus Oct. 29 as part of the first Early Childhood Studies Dep a r t m e n t Pete Stark Conference. Attending will students in the early childhood education program, parents, professionals from the field and members of the community. The keynote address will be by Dr. Janis Jones, assistant professor, early childhood studies. The conference will be held at Ohlone’s Child Development Center. For more information, contact the center at (510) 979-7589.

Drama set in video store for ONTV By JESSICA LOSEE Staff writer In a tiny storage room at the very top of the Ohlone hill, students bustle about, readying for their performances, changing into costumes, setting up props and equipment and studying lines. Among the madness and chaos is a feeling of organization, of things coming together. The room, part of the Ohlone

College Foundation’s office in Building 27 has been converted into a temporary video store complete with popular movie titles, film posters and a pornographic film section, parental advisory and all. The two main characters of the sitcom, Mallory and Janice, are played by Candice Kirk and Jessie Anderson. They work at a video store and face escapades in dating as well as dealing with each other. “They’re a couple of crazy girls

in a even more bizarre world,” said AJ Hamilton, who plays Constantine, the German owner of the video store. Two Ohlone students, Amy Cantrall and Conrado Villazor wrote the comedy script, which was chosen from approximately twelve others. So far no titlehas been chosen. “Right now it’s still untitled, but we should have a title by the time it comes out,” said James Devreaux, who plays the character Dave.

Campus blood drive set Oct. 27 By MORGAN BRINLEE Staff writer The Student Health Center is gearing up to help the American Red Cross fight blood collection shortages with their semi-annual blood drive Oct. 27 in the Cafeteria. The Red Cross reported shortages in blood collection over the summer. “Few people understand that blood is a perishable resource and must be replenished. At least 60 percent of the population is eligible to donate, yet only 5 percent actually donates ,” said Chief Medical Officer of the American Red Cross, Dr. Jerry Squires. The Red Cross receives 15 to 20 percent of its blood supply from high schools and colleges. This year the Red Cross will bring the Alyx machine to Ohlone for red cell donations. Blood is made up of red cells, plasma and platelets, all needed for various medical reasons. Red cell donations are a more efficient way of supplying the most requested component of blood. The Alyx machine can extract double the amount of red blood cells from a donor than a regular blood donation can. Donating with the Alyx system can take up to 20 minutes longer than a whole blood donation, but it uses a smaller needle and is reported to be more comfortable. Ohlones goal for the drive is 43 pints. For information, call (510) 659-6258.

Students are starring, producing, and directing the sitcom. Roughly 30 students are working on the production along with a staff of five others. The class is being taught by three instructorsm Tom Blank, Dominic Bonavolonta, and Gary Kauf. The preview for the sitcom will air in the Ohlone TV studio on Dec. 6 for family and friends of those in the production, and will then air on ONTV the second week of December.

Flu shots available for $15 By JEROME ENGELBERTS Opinion editor Sally Bratton, director of the Student Health Center, has announced that flu shots are available as of now at the center. If you want to get a flu shot (and who wants the flu, instead?), make an appointment by calling 510 6596258 and bring cash or a check for $15 if you’re a student, or $20 if you’re a faculty member (teachers get a more expensive kind of flu).


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Some burning questions without answers By JEROME ENGELBERTS Opinion Editor In a world where oil will soon be a topic for history books, the American car industry seems to be fairly unable to come up with economical and fuel-efficient vehicles that are practical and affordable - concentrating instead on the “behemoth” category of SUV’s that run on the gross national product of entire small Arab countries. This weekend I was reading a book on cars that Detroit (then the undisputed car manufacturing capital) conceptualized, but never actually put into production. Some of these were oddball designs that never got off the ground, but some

could have been the start of a trend that would have helped mankind stave off the current race for oil and the ultimate depletion of that resource. Get this: in 1946, the aeronautics company Beechcraft designed the Plainsman, a full size sedan (a 1946 full size sedan, made out of Sherman Tank type steel, and probably upholstered with two tons of dead cow) that could reach a speed of 160MPH and had a gas mileage of 30 miles per gallon. That’s right, folks: a gas mileage better than the vast majority of American made sedans in 2005, with a much larger vehicle weight. Also, there was the Charles Townabout electric car, designed in 1959 (nickname: “Voltswagen”)

that essentially had technical specs no worse than most current fully electric vehicles in terms of travel radius and recharge cycle. Other electric cars were prototyped at the same time, such as the Pioneer (made by the NickL-Silver company of Santa Ana, CA); it came in sedan, wagon, and roadster versions. Dodge was working on a hybrid electric/combustion car. All of these vehicles were designed as family cars with economy price tags. In other words, there apparently was some sort of consciousness about this non-renewable resource known as “oil.” Oil, of course, doesn’t just get us from point A to

point B. It also provides us with all kinds of stuff that we’d miss if we didn’t have it. Plastics, for example. Imagine a world without plastics. Rubber. Imagine (ha! You though I was going to say THAT, hmm?) Tyvek, which is used in home insulation. Kevlar, which keeps our boys in green from getting shot up in the vital organs. Of course, there’s all those microelectronics that we carry around. Realizing that there are people who will gladly yell “alarmist” any time anyone tries to say anything critical of a world that relies desperately on oil as an energy source, and a material resource as well, I tend to look at both sides of the argument, but I

still come to the conclusion that if we don’t want to drive cars on our own Methane, (more onion soup, anyone?) come up with a new material for micro-electronics, (...and here’s that new concrete Ipod) or send law enforcement personnel out there without adequate protection, (chain mail is making a comeback) we should become a LOT more aware. If, like me, you have some questions as to what exactly we will be using to heat the senior citizen’s home where we’ll spend our “golden years,” I recommend reading: The End of Oil : On the Edge of a Perilous New World by Paul Roberts, ISBN 0618239774, published by Houghton Mifflin.

Opinions - everyone’s got at least one, right? By JEROME ENGELBERTS Opinion Editor Not too long ago I received a playful ribbing in one of Ohlone’s parking lots by one of the professors who teaches at this college (I won’t mention your name here, Dr. Kirschner) about not only being opinionated, but piling it on by hav-

ing two opinion articles published on the second page of that issue of the Monitor. I (once again, playfully) responded that that sounded dangerously like an opinion to me, and he should write about it and submit the article so we could run it. Well, in the parlance of his home town (New York) ....nothin’ doin’. Herein lies the problem: I’m

starting to suspect I’m actually the only person with an opinion who is willing to submit it to print by way of slaving over a hot keyboard. People don’t even seem to have an opinion about my opinion, from the lack of letters to the editor. In my opinion that’s pretty remarkable; I’ve covered a few moderately controversial topics by now, and I must

have rubbed somebody the wrong way. You can easily see where this is going: I have an opinion about people not having an opinion about my opinion, not to mention the fact that I have an opinion about being the only one writing for my opinion page. I’m sure YOU do, too. If you’re nodding to yourself, either

in agreement or disgust (exasperation is ok, too) you have your work cut out for you. Submit this work to: and you, too, can have your opinion in print. And then I’ll let you know what I think about it in the next issue. (assumes lotus position and chants mantra: “must fill paper this week... must fill paper this week...”)


Which work of art has influenced your life?

MEGHAN MOORE English “ 'Constancy' by Something Corporate”

LIZ HUNTER Undeclared “Bob Dylan’s "A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”

EMANUEL SILVA History “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

LENNY TAGUCHI Undeclared “Half Life Two”

FELICITY MOORIS Dance “The Nutcracker”

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Roofing project upsets flow of traffic in the Quad By DANELLE MEYER Staff writer Noise has begun as the first part of the Roofing Project, a project to re-roof all of Ohlone’s main buildings, has started. In 2002 Measure A Bond was approved, which included the financing for “specific renovation and upgrade projects on the main campus in Fremont,” said Paula Bray, assistant director of Facilities. Bray remarked that buildings one through nine will have the built up portions of the roof (the flat part) re-roofed by Andy’s Roofing Co. for $740,081. The procedure of obtaining a contractor “required Ohlone to go through the bidding process outlined in the public contract law,” Bray stated. This law includes working with an architect, advertising the project to contractors with in the community, holding a Bid Walk,

Smith Center shows art of Magi Amma By HUDA SHREIM Staff writer Magi Amma has accomplished many things in her life. She is an architect, a computer science engineer, and has a bachelor’s degree in fine arts. She was also the former national president for a women’s caucus for art. Currently, she is a board member on the California Lawyers of the Arts and an ardent feminist activist, not to mention a mother of two. Now Amma is devoting her life to her art. As she states in her artist statement, “I create magical environments through which the psyche travels.” Her art reflects how she feels about life as well as her thoughts on women’s rights. Magi Amma’s art installations have been showcased in over 64 exhibitions, including a juried group exhibition, solo exhibitions, and a selected invitational group exhibition.

Magi’s work certainly inspires many women, as it has inspired Margaret Stainer, art director for Ohlone’s Louie Meager Art Gallery. Stainer is also a member of the same WCA. WCA is an important national arts organization for women artists and professors. Magi began her journey to explore transparent and reflective materials in her sculptures in 1997. Like most artists she was amazed of what she saw and what she didn’t see. Her observations made her the great artist she is today. As she explains in her artist statement, “I find this to be the perfect union of the real and imagined...I expose the yin and yang of personal liberation.” Magi Amma’s works will be on display at the Louie Meager Art Gallery in the Smith Center from Friday, Oct. 21 to Tuesday, Nov. 22. Amma will also make a personal appearance on Nov. 16 from noon to 1 p.m.

Apple Day at Ohlone College Bookstore October 26, 2005 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Demonstrations and Apple sales personnel will be available.

having interested contractors submit a sealed bid, review the bids to make sure everything needed is there, choose the lowest bidder and go to the Board of Trustees for approval. Repairs to the gutter system will also happen with the re-roofing. “This project is part of the Water Intrusion Project which...has been planned to keep water from leaking into the buildings,” Bray said. The project is scheduled to have Buildings 1, 2, 3 ,4 and 6 done by early November if weather holds well. The remaining buildings’ time frames will be formed at a later date. “The...roofs are nearing the end of their lifespan and need to be replaced, “We haven’t had any major problems with roof and gutter leaks yet. We want to take care of the roofs before this occurs,” said Bray. As with all contracting projects

there will be some minor problems, but the only ones notable to occur is dirt and noise. Andy’s Roofing Company is “ minimize the inconveniences created,” Bray stated. After the roofing is done, the exterior will be re-sealed, and then a coat of new paint will compliment and finalize the renovation. “Students truly benefit from a comfortable environment,” began Bray. “The outcome will be a drier, nicer, cleaner, prettier facility,” Bray finished.


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De Young museum reopens in controversial building

By JEROME ENGELBERTS Opinion editor Disclaimer: This article should: straddle the fold between pages 2 and 3, since it straddles the fence between features and opinion. It does that, mainly because it combines a report on the newly opened

Staff photo museum, and my unavoidable opinion on (mainly) its exterior. That the new building is controversial is, by now, almost ancient history. People are highly divided over the new De Young - museum and parking garage both. At a price tag of some $200 million, many people have strong feelings about

the whole package, which is better than having no feelings at all, one could argue. Let me start by saying that, no matter where your opinion lies, if you’ve ever tried parking even somewhat close to the old museum, you will (covertly or not) applaud the parking garage, and so will many people living in the area who would like to be able to park near their home. No more weary circling through Golden Gate Park, or the neighboring streets, in hopes of shoe-horning your vehicle into the few spots to be found. The museum itself is a striking architectural design by Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron. It’s comprised of a copper-clad building and tower, which are supposed to age with time, and kind of look like an aircraft carrier with a rendering of a Mayan temple á la Uxmal on top. (Insert YOUR personal description here). Speaking strictly for myself: I like the tower part, NOT the building, and I think the copper will look like a scrap yard in 10 years. I also think that in general scrap yards don’t look attractive. This is my OPINION (and everyone has one, as we know). I won’t dwell on this aspect of the museum, since the really important part is, of course, inside. The interior, partially paneled in Eucaliptus (Let’s hope it’s the “nonwarping” variety), is warm, inti-

mate, and creates more of a “small gallery” than a “large museum” feel (which I think is a good thing). It enables the onlooker to view the exhibited art more on an individual basis than the approach we see in well known older museums like the Louvre in Paris where every room is like an airplane hangar with tens of paintings stacked 4 or 5 high on the walls, which is counterproductive to actually looking at them one by one. Like before the temporary closing five years ago, the De Young showcases the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, and art of the native Americas, Africa, and the Pacific.

Current exhibits and tours include: “Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharoah” 1:30 pm; “Highlights of the Art and Architecture of the New de Young”; Introduction to the Masterworks of the New de Young Collections Last weekend the grand reopening started on Saturday at noon with a plethora of special activities, speakers, and artistsin-residence, and attracted enough people to warrant traffic alerts for access routes to San Francisco. For those of you who decide to visit soon, all necessary information about opening hours, ticket pricing, and directions can be found at: deyoung/index.asp

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Unique curved corner window inside the new de Young museum.

ASOC meeting discussion covers concerns of Ohlone students By OMER AHMED Staff writer High up on the third story of building 5 in the deaf center, the Associated Students of Ohlone College (ASOC) meet every Tuesday to discuss pressing campus issues. The ASOC president, Raz Mohammed, gave a report on his activities over the Oct 7-9 weekend. He took part in a meeting called together by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Originally, the purpose of the event was to discuss the dismantling or reforming of the ineffective California Student Association of Com-

munity College (CalSACC) and to mandate the new format that Community Colleges student associations would follow in there constitutions and negations with their schools. Unwilling to just accept a new mandate on how to run their organization, Mohammed and other student leaders wrote up their own draft constitution to present to the Chancellor. Mohammed explains his reason for this during his report to the ASOC, saying, “Student-run organizations should have a student made constitutions”. Mohammed will continue work on the student-made draft this weekend at the CalSACC Region IV

Regional Meeting on Oct. 22-22 at the 24th Annual CCCSAA Student Leadership Conference in San Jose. ASOC Vice President Wendy Lao, Board of Trustees Student Member Tristan Tilma and seven ASOC senators will accompany him. At the Oct 11 meeting, Sally Bratton, Director of the Student Health Center, informed the attending members on the recent budget cuts that the center had to endure. The situation was not portrayed as being all dark. Assembly Bill 982, which would rectify the budget crisis, was signed into law despite Gov. Schwarzenegger implying that he would veto it. Bratton congratulated the ASOC because the Gover-

nor changed his mind due to the major outpouring of support from Community College students from all around California. At the following meeting, the ASOC moved to allow the changes to be applied on campus. A committee was formed to research the possibility of creating a Student Activity Center in the corner of the first floor of Building One. The proposed center would act as a hub for all the campus clubs, events and organizations. It would feature an up-to-date event calendar, flyers, suggestion box, and welcome table. The proposed budget for the center is estimated to be around $900.

The advisors also gave their own short reports at the meetings. One officer gave the results of the survey taken to gauge student opinion of the ASOC and its events. School events are generally viewed in a positive light but there seems to be a significant desire for even more free food and some surveyed wanted more competitive events. Also, contrary to common belief, the majority of students knew that the acronym ASOC stood for Associated Students of Ohlone College. Other issues discussed were Trick or Treat for UNICEF, the newly formed Rotary Club, the Katrina Relief Fund, leadership events, and the Citizen Oversight Committee.

Marta Felcman leaves an everlasting impression By DANELLE MEYER Staff Writer Marta Felcman’s hands rained on the piano like tiny drops dancing in a winter’s storm as she played for an audience of about 200 on Saturday, October 15th, in the Smith Center. People filed into the auditorium with expectations for Felcman’s performance. “I heard that she’s world renown, famous and one of the best at what she does,” said Priscilla Diaz-Galon, Ohlone student. All ages came together to watch the Argentinean award-winning pianist play. “It’ll be a great show, it’s an opportunity for the community to hear something that they would normally have to go to the city for,” said Walter Birkedahl, Dean of Performing Arts.

While some people amongst the audience were studying piano and others weren't, everyone had the same common interest: to see an outstanding show. “It’ll be a new experience, I’ve never done this before,” said Pampa DasGupta. Some groups of people found the concert to be a good family outing. “I was excited to have a mother-son event,” said student Judy Peters with her 13-year-old son Sullivan Peters who also attends Ohlone classes. “I was intimidated to come because I’m a beginning student and she’s going to be so good,” stated Peters. As the crowd took seats and the doors closed, the lights dimmed and immediately silence filled the walls. Birkedahl announced upcoming events and introduced Felcman. The viewers applauded as

Felcman came out on stage and took a seat at the Yamaha grand piano. With no words, she began playing her first set of pieces by Johannes Brahms. “These are German Romanticism pieces,” explained Birkedahl.

Photo by Daniel Kwan

Applause roars as pianist Marta Felcman takes her bow.

At the end of each song Felcman paused, signaling a finish and would begin playing the next piece. Every time she was done with a certain composistion she would stand and bow, while the audience clapped, and then would proceed. She magically played pieces from Claude Debussy, J.S. Bach and Robert Schumann as well. “When I put together a program, I look for works that are contrasting in style and mood,” said Felcman. Her rendition of the music sang in the ears of listeners as her fingers seemed to effortlessly hit keys from one end of the piano to the other. “These are works that are close to my heart,” said Felcman after the performance. During intermission a steady sea of voices began rising as people spoke of how wonderful Felcman played. “She shows very

well and plays a variety of styles and compositions,” said Ruth Abraham who intently watched the show. “This is my first time coming to a recital like this and I love it. She is magnificent, clearly she has control over the piano,” said Denise Renfro about the show. “I practice four hours a day, five if I have time,” stated Felcman. “I loved the show. The staff was very responsive, and made me feel comfortable. It was a really nice audience, and number, and full of warmth. After intermission, Felcman came back to play the finale and encore for her recital. She nailed her last song leaving an everlasting imprint of musical sounds in ones mind to take away from the stage. Felcman played with feeling and strength.

October 20, 2005 MONITOR

FEATURES The Voice Within

Multi-Cultural Festival Former Gumby

By Aman Mehrzai

By DANELLE MEYER Staff writer


The Multi-Cultural Festival, arranged by Ohlone College and the Indo-community began on Saturday, October 15th. Some of the vendors that attended included Cold Stone, Bank of America, Eldorado Ranch, 76 Gas, and Ace Capital Group. Sunday, October 16th included not only the multi-cultural festival but a health and immigration fair as well. “We offer free legal aid programs to help immigrants, and want them to know that there is help available,” said Anu Peshawaria, President of Immigration and Business Services Inc. People gathered around the stage to watch performances from all ages and cultural backgrounds. Among the performances were the Canyon Band, Bharathanatyam dancers, and dancers from Lisa’s Performing Arts and Expressions. “The event generated lots of interest. The Argus, Tri-City Voice and India West sponsored the festival and the coverage was superb. All the politicians, from state to local level attended, including prominent community leaders. This event, being first one of its nature in the area, will get established,” said Jeevan Zutshi, member of the Ohlone Foundation Board. People were involved with the performances for many different reasons. “We've played for Jeevan [Zutshi] at other events and he asked if we would participate in the festival,” said Timothy Reilly, guitarist of the Canyon Band. Though the festival drew much praise, there were some mixed opinions. “I was disappointed the event wasn’t better advertised,” said Debra Greene, Ohlone student. “I think attendance could have been higher, but there are so many things going on in Fremont on the weekends that it’s hard to attend everything,” said Steve Cho, City Council Member. Food, prizes, gifts and entertainment floated amongst the booths.

Unnatural disasters Pick up a newspaper these days and you may see a picture of a natural disaster on the cover. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Stan savagely ripped through the gulf with a vengeance. Pouring rain left a deluge of flooding on the east coast. A tropical storm hit Spain (their first ever in history), and a devastating earthquake in Pakistan and India could leave over 100,000 dead in Pakistan alone. Add a quarter million more people who died in the tsunami off the Pacific and Indian Ocean, and you have a staggering death toll in the past year alone. So what is going on? The religious say it’s God. The environs say it’s the result of our mistreating the environment. Others are simply content that we are going through a natural cycle of events; it comes with being an earthling. Whatever category you choose, it is clear that natural disasters have increased tremendously in the past five years (2000 - 2005). As a matter of fact, Oxfam, The Red Cross and Red Crescent have reported that natural disasters have increased 55 percent more than the previous five years (1994 - 1999). So what to do? We may not be able to stop all the disasters from occurring, but we surely can do more to save human lives. The previously mentioned agencies have given world leaders an “F” for not doing enough. Although a lot of money has been thrown to victims throughout the world, the prevention of towering death tolls and suffering from these disasters are negligent. “Humanitarian assistance still does not cover all needs, often arrives too late, and is too often determined more by media profile or political criteria than humanitarian need,” said a recent report by Oxfam. The strange thing is, we are supposedly becoming more civilized with technology and industrialization. But do the civilized allow such huge numbers (mostly the poor) to die and suffer? Perhaps it is wise to find an immediate solution; at this rate, nobody will escape the blind wrath of these disasters, not even the affluent. Only then will we understand and empathize with those who have suffered greatly. Some who may read this will say I am stating the obvious. Others may say that I am jabbering with a liberal agenda. However you take this, know that we are on unstable grounds and we need more preparation, a step that I was happy to see Mayors Gavin Newsom, Jerry Brown, and Ron Gonzales talking earlier this week, where they announced an emergency preparedness plan for the entire Bay Area, but more is needed. God forbid a major earthquake hits us while we are on campus, especially since Ohlone College sits on a fault line, but that’s another story...


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Costumes and music made each performance memorable. The Fremont Swim School had people spin a wheel to win prizes such as kites. Everyone who set up a table shared the same theme of diversity. “We figured it’s a good partnership between Ohlone and the Indo-Community,” said Deepak Ganju. The Multi-Cultural Festival helped the first steps of creating an even more diverse community. “Ohlone College, under Dr. Treadway, has been promoting diversity. So we decided to have a festival with that theme in mind” commented Zutshi.

As technology springs forward in the film industry, the revival of the low-tech claymation technique comes as a surprise. Contemporary stop-motion movies such as “Wallace and Gromit” and Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” both received astounding opening weekends at the box office. And just whom do they have to thank? Perhaps it’s appropriate on the 50th anniversary of Gumby that we pay homage to one of the bestknown clay-animated series. Stephen Wathen, a part-time Ohlone set designer, was among the number of animators who breathed life into the familiar green figurine, though some argue he was more teal or aquamarine. It’s no secret that claymation

is a long and arduous process; in Gumby’s case, requiring an art department of 50 animators and 2 years to produce 99 shorts. But for Wathen it was more play than work. “Spending your eight hour work day playing with toys and getting paid for it was a delight,” said Wathen. Wathen was in attendance at Gumby’s recent landmark birthday at Studio Z in San Francisco. Though he took jabs at Gumby’s old age and “stiffer” appearance, Wathen is still very much a fan as he proudly showed off his Gumby anniversary tee. “Gumby is kind of a universal character. There really are no boundaries to him,” remarked Wathen, a testament to Gumby’s versatility and enduring image as proven by the way his name still reminds us of Pokey.


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Ohlone College Foundation “Citizen Scholar Awards” Application Deadline -- The Ohlone College Foundation will offer eight very special scholarships totaling $5,000 to Ohlone students who exhibit dedication to their academic success while also demonstrating community and campus involvement. Each scholarship requires a completed Ohlone College scholarship application. Scholarships will be awarded at the 2005 Citizen of the Year Luncheon on October 21, 2005. See the Ohlone College Scholarships website for additional information. See HTTP://WWW.OHLONE.EDU/ORG/ SCHOLARSHIPS/ for more information.

14 Men's Water Polo -3:30 p.m. At Ohlone, versus Modesto Jr. College.

15 Deaf BBQ -- 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Lake Elizabeth, Picnic Area B. Bring a lunch or pay $2 for a BBQ hotdog or burger, chips, drink, and dessert. There will be volleyball, baseball, boat rentals, chess, and more! Just show up! Sponsored by Revival Tabernacle Deaf Ministry.

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Cultural Festival -- 11 a.m. to 7 p.m at Ohlone College. A celebration of unity and diversity. Free parking! Featuring food booths, cultural programs, arts and crafts booths, business booths, and service booths. Admission is $3 a day and proceeds will help IACF Education Programs. A free health fair, sponsored by AAPIO, will be held on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and an immigration fair from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For booth reservation call Shashi Sharma at (408) 569-3396 or Naresh Sharma at (510) 656-6588.

17 Fall 2005 9-week Semester Courses Start -- Nineweek classes fit a full semester’s credit into a shortened format. Students can register online via WebAdvisor.

19 Book Club Meeting - 7 - 8:30 p.m at Newark Memorial High School, Room 315. The Ohlone College Book Club will be meeting twice this semester to discuss The Laramie Project. Discussion will be lead by Rick Flynn of the English department. If you can't attend a live discussion, log onto http:// Copies of the book are available for $8 at the Library Information Desk.

19 Women's Volleyball -- 6:30 p.m. At Ohlone, versus Foothill College.

20 Study Skills and Test-

Taking Workshop -- 4 - 5 p.m

in Room 3101. Taught by Jennifer Harper. All students are invited to

21 Brown Bag Seminar -- 1 - 2 p.m at Ohlone College, Room 2133. The Math and Science of Safety in the Manufacturing of Semiconductor Chips. Speaking will be Facilities and Safety Solutions Specialist Aaron Zude.

21 Book Club Meeting -- 1 - 2:30 p.m in the Ohlone College Library, Video Conference Room. The Ohlone College Book Club will be meeting twice this semester to discuss The Laramie Project. Discussion will be lead by Mark Nelson of the Theatre department. If you can attend a live discussion, visit http:// for the online Blog. Copies of the book are available for $8 at the Library Information Desk.


Meet Author/Journalist William Wong -- 2 - 4 p.m at The Fremont Main Library. This free event will include a presentation, slide show, Q&A, and features images of Oakland's Chinatown History.


Last Day to Register to Vote -- You must be registered by October 24th to vote in the November 8 election. State of California Voter Registration forms and a November election guide are available in the Library.


Blood Drive -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m in Building 5, Cafeteria. Sign up at the Health Center, Building 16, or call (510) 659-6258..


Women's Volleyball -- 6:30 p.m. At Ohlone, versus Canada College.


Women's Water Polo -- 3 p.m. At Ohlone, versus College of San Mateo. “GSA-Gay Straight Alliance” will meet every Tuesday in SC116 at 3-4pm. Come and meet like minded people!



The Laramie

Project -- 8 p.m in The Smith Center. Written by Moises Kaufman. Produced and Directed by Mark Nelson. The savage beating of a young gay man bound to a fence and left to die in the hills outside Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998 was a shocking act of brutality. His death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of Laramie the event was deeply personal. In this stunningly effective theatre piece it is their voices we hear as the cast portrays more than sixty different local personalities and, using their own words, explore the depths and heights of humanity.

9 Women's Volleyball -- 6:30 p.m. At Ohlone, versus Cabrillo College.

10-12 The Laramie

Project -- 8 p.m in The Smith

Center. Written by Moises Kaufman. Produced and Directed by Mark Nelson.

12 Super Flea Market -- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m in parking lots E and H. Merchandise for sale includes new and used clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, dried and silk flowers, cosmetics, delicious food, comics, sports cards, gourmet tomato tasting and much more. Vendor spaces are $30 and same day registration is $35. Admission is free! Visitor parking is $2 per vehicle. All proceeds support Ohlone College programs. For more information contact Elaine Nagel at (510) 6596285 or email


NASA Science

Night -- 6 to 8 p.m. in the Smith Center. Art of the Coment contest exhibit and reception will be until 7 p.m. Afterward, Dr. Scott

Spring 2006 Placement Tests Schedule You must contact the Testing Center at (510) 659-6126 for more information, or log onto October 19, Wednesday 6:00pm English / 7:30pm Math October 27, Thursday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math November 1, Tuesday 1:00pm English / 2:30pm Math November 3, Thursday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math November 9, Wednesday 1:00pm English / 2:30pm Math November 14, Monday 6:00pm English / 7:30pm Math November 16, Wednesday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math November 17, Thursday 1:00pm English / 2:30pm Math November 21, Monday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math

The Monitor invites your comments. Letters should be 250 words or less, include your name and relationship to Ohlone. Letters become property of The Monitor and may be edited for spelling and length.

November 28, Monday 6:00pm English / 7:30pm Math December 1, Thursday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math December 2, Friday 1:00pm English / 2:30pm Math December 5, Monday 1:00pm English / 2:30pm Math December 6, Tuesday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math December 7, Wednesday 6:00pm English / 7:30pm Math December 8, Thursday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math December 12, Monday 1:00pm English / 2:30pm Math December 13, Tuesday 9:00am English / 10:30am Math More dates posted on

Sandford will discuss the scientific goals of the Stardust mission and provide an overview of its design and flight to date. He will also describe the data returned by the spacecraft during the recent encounter with the comet Wild 2, and discuss what these data tell us about the nature of coments. The presentation includes 3D images of the comet in space. Admission is free and there are no reservations. 3D glasses will be provided to the first 300 attendees.


Women's Volleyball -- 6:30 p.m. At Ohlone,

JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS Students are Welcome to visit. Transfer & Career Services, Building 1 room 1405A. Open Monday thru Thursday 9 to 12 a.m. & 1 to 3 p.m. Closed Fridays.

QA & SERVICE ENGINEER - Full-time in Fremont, CA. 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. You must be a major in Electronic Engineering, willing to travel, proficient in MS Office, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and bilingual English/Mandarin is a plus. You will issue quality report, study and analyze field return problems, technical support and service training, issue FEB (Field Engineering Bulletin) to service centers, familiar with display products (PC monitors and TVs), communicate and coordinate with customers, service centers and China factory. Business travel as needed. #1550593 PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE - Part-timein Fremont, CA. $15 -$20 per hour, DOE, 1.5 to 2 hours per week. Flexible schedule. You must be a student majoring in physical therapy, nursing or currently working as a physical trainer at the gym. #1552527 MATERIAL HANDLER/ PROCESSOR - Part-time in Fremont, CA. $9 - $10 per hour. Flexible. Must have warehouse experience either in a shipping/receiving or material handling background. Good attention to detail and strong physical ethic preferred. Ability to lift 50+lbs frequently; stand on feet for long periods of time, repetitive functions that can be dirty. Job will include loading & unloading containers of freight. Must be detail oriented when processing freight. #1553607 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Part-time in Fremont, CA. $15 per hour. You

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versus Gavilan College.


Csárdás -- 8 p.m in The Smith Center. Lavish and emotional, Csárdás presents traditional and contemporary works of Hungarian Tango originating from the folk dance heritage of Hungary. Csárdás, /chär-däsh/ comes from the Hungarian word for a village inn or tavern where villagers gather to sing and dance. These “dances of the tavern” personify the passions and traditions of this colorful cultural heritage fused with modern dance innovations. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students, and can be purchased at the box office or online at must have attention to detail, good written and oral communication skills, ability to lift a file box, and excellent organizational skills. This job entails pulling files from record storage and matching details in the file, and writing details on a worksheet. Candidate needs a keen sense of detail and accuracy, good time management is essential. This is a temporary part time job located in Fremont. Hours are flexible. #1553588 CUSTOMER SERVICE/ FRONT DESK - Full-time in Union City, CA. $8 per hour. 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., 11 p.m. - 7 a.m., and 3 -11 p.m. You must have good communication skills, outgoing personality, 2-Year College Degree. Hotel experience is preferred. Job includes working in Front desk. Positions for Waiters and Waitress’s also available. We provide flexible schedules for students. #1420389 CHESS TEACHER/ CLASSROOM SPECIALIST - Part-time in Bay Area locations, CA. Monday - Friday, Afternoons (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.). 8 - 10 hours per week. Must be a mature, responsible, and reliable adult, comfortable with on the job training, available some or all weekday afternoons (the more availability the better), great with kids, able to pass a background check, and Know Chess! Starting pay: Classroom Specialist: $15 per class hour. Teachers: $25 per class hour. Lead Teachers: $35 per class hour. Top pay: Classroom Specialist $20 per class hour. Teachers: $30 per class hour. Lead Teachers: $60 per class hour. All staff need to be available sometime during afternoons (12 - 5 p.m.). The more available you are the more classes you can be offered. The maximum hours available are 10 per week (new staff usually start off with 2 - 4 hours/ week). #1022380

Campus Events listings are free for collegerelated events. To have your event added or to place an ad, contact Corie Howell at (510) 396-4209 or email


Thursday, October 20, 2005

Page 8

Swing Away

The final score

By NICK ZAMBRANO Sports editor

By STEVEN CHAVEZ Correspondent

Ladies in the workplace

NBA dressing to impress Remember the good old days when you would go to school and you had to be dressed within the school’s demoralizing dress code? Well, I never had to, but from what I have heard, it is not all that fun. But in some cases, it can be very beneficial. Recently, NBA Commissioner David Stern enforced a brand- new dress code in the already flamboyant league. And it is about time – the NBA was starting to look even less professional than the other leagues. The key word here is “professional.” How can players be taken seriously if they are dressed in tshirts, sweats, and the newest pair of Nikes? We go to “professional” sporting events to watch “professional” athletes compete in a “professional” manner, right? I know I do. Who goes to a Warriors game to see if Jason Richardson or Troy Murphy will throw a chair into the stands? However, this new code does not sit right with some of the league’s stars. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Wally Szczerbiak said in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune that, “I think they’re coming on way too strict. Movie stars in L.A., they’re not always in jackets and ties, and they’re setting trends, and we’re looked at in the same light.” I agree with you Wally but even Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise dress up when the time is appropriate. And let us not forgot one of the league’s most outspoken players, Allen Iverson, who simply had this to say about the code, “you could put a murderer in a suit, but he’s still a murderer.” These guys are acting like the world is falling down upon on them, but in reality the dress code is not at all a total 180. It says on the actual dress code document that players are to dress “business casual.” And according to the code, “business casual” is a long or short sleeve shirt, which can either be collared or a turtleneck, and/or a sweater. The pants can either be slacks, khakis or even dress jeans with the shoes or boots being dressy along with the appropriate socks to match. I think that this is pretty reasonable, I mean the socks are little too much but still reasonable. “Sometimes you feel lazy on a flight and you don’t want to put (dress) clothes on. But this is a job and we want to have fun, but it’s a job and we should look like we’re going to work,” said Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James in a recent interview with Cleveland reporter Tom Withers. Other players, like Stephen Jackson, consider the new code as an act of racism, specifically targeting black players for wearing large chains and doo-rags, but Stern defends that the code is not biased.

Photos by Daniel Kwan

Ohlone midfielder Andrew Burkhammer (Number 14) continues to fight for the free ball after a Chabot player goes down right beside him.

Men’s Soccer ties rival school Chabot 1-1 Wednesday night By NICK ZAMBRANO Sports editor

The Renegades offense was very minimal in the first half but climbed back to show signs of life in the second half with the men’s water polo team rooting All it takes is just one goal to bring you the victory them on from the crowd. Clearly displaying the intenyou’ve been dreaming of your whole life. To win that sity was Roger Moore, Ohlone’s brute midfielder. big game against your hated rivals, Moore, who comes to us from Mt. you know the one where you preEden high, was all over the place pared more extensively for? For letting everyone know he meant our boys out on the soccer field, business. Chabot College is that rival team. Just as sacrificing as Fajardo The Renegades tied the Chabot was, Moore threw his body around Gladiators 1-1 Wednesday night also, but he eventually paid for it in a game that will go down as one on a collision mid way through of the greats. the second half. Moore laid on the Both teams attacked each other ground for a quick moment befast and hard, doing whatever they fore dusting himself off and recould to find the net. Chabot manjoining his teammates, anxious to aged to keep the Ohlone offense keep the battle alive. from taking any shots on the net. Ohlone caught a sigh of relief But the same could be said for when a goal was taken away from Ohlone, whose defense limited the Chabot because of Chabot being number of shots Chabot took at offsides. That take away would goal keeper Alborz Karimzadeh. prove costly. Leading the way for the RenFinally tackling the Chabot Playing keep-away with egades defense were second-year defense was Daniel Khairy, who the players of Chabot. star Alan Wigley and Valentin even broke the Chabot goalie to Fajardo. Wigley played the role of finally find the net. The celebrafield commander, leading his tion was short lived when Chabot troops to where they needed to be on the battlefield, found the net shortly after. If it had not been for that Fajardo played his guts out. The James Logan graduate take away the Renegades could have had a loss instead sacrificed his body to thwart the Chabot offense. of the equally less flattering.

Men’s Water Polo loses two By SARA KWAN Staff writer The Ohlone men’s water polo team had a tournament this past weekend at Diablo Valley College. With just two games remaining this season, the Renegades went into this tournament and competed with some of the top teams in Northern California in order to strengthen the teamfor the stretch run. “This was a tune-up for the remainder of the conference games,” said Coach Gene Kendall. “We

wanted to get in some difficult opponents to keep us strong.” The Renegades first played the hosting school, DVC, and lost with a final score of 12-6. DVC is also ranked second in Northern California. Their second game was against Delta College, where they also lost, but by a closer margin, 10-7. Delta is ranked 5th in Northern California. “It could have been better,” said junior James Isaac. “We were tired because we played the second game

first and they just [took advantage].” The tournament wasn’t a loss for everyone. “I had a good time with the team,” said sophomore David Jessup. The good news is that neither DVC nor Delta are in the same conference as Ohlone. Ohlone hosted Marin College on Wednesday and will close out their season playing at Foothill College. If the Renegades take both games, they will be in second place with the second seed for the conference tournament.

What’s with the women of sports? We’ve been hearing the big names of women’s sports in the news more often the past few years. Names like Annika Sorenstam, Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain and Jackie Joyner-Kersee have brought dignity and respect to a male-dominated world. Women are thought to be the fairer sex – the more honest and trustworthy sex. Lately though, it seems the ladies, much like the men, don’t fall far from the stupid tree. I won’t beat Marion Jones here, her trouble with steroids, BALCO and declining performance will speak for themselves. In this past week though, we saw two up-andcoming women sports figures put a decline in stock value. Michelle Wie was disqualified in her professional debut last week for taking a drop closer to the hole and “forgetting” to make note of it on her scorecard (kind of reminds you of that scene in The Big Lebowski when Smoke stepped over the line and tried to pull a fast one on Walter, doesn’t it?) Now I know she hasn’t been a pro long, but the same rules apply to amateurs, if you take a drop closer to the hole, you have to note it on your card. She didn’t, she cheated and got the boot. Don’t give me that, “she probably just forgot” nonsense. She thought she’d get away with one because she knew what she was doing. Reports say that the ball was as much as 15 inches closer to the hole than it was when she dropped it, but her response was to say that, “it looked fine to me.” I’ve heard women say men have selective hearing, perhaps Wie has selective sight. The worse of the two incidents this week, however, involved racing phenom Danica Patrick. Fellow driver Jaques Lazier reported that Patrick had punched him following an incident in the season’s final race where Patrick deemed Lazier responsible for her crash. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that a spokesman for Patrick’s racing team said that Patrick had told him that she tapped Lazier on the forehead with two fingers and said, “You’ve got to use this.” Personally, I don’t care which version you believe, Patrick was so far over the line she should be suspended and fined. If Lazier had been the one to put his hands on Patrick, he would be facing UNTHINKABLE punishment and public backlash for such an action. But because it was Patrick it’s acceptable? She deserves punishment and I hope the IRL steps up to the plate on this one.

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