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Vol. XXXX No. 8

Board moves to sell surplus campus land

Fremont, California

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Appreciation lunch

By FRANK ADDIEGO Staff writer After rejecting Trustee Bill McMillin’s plea to lease, rather than sell surplus campus land, the Board of Trustees Wednesday night voted to put about 36 acres of hillside land on the market. The first piece of land the board discussed was a one-acre parcel at the corner of DeAnza-Pine Road and Mission Boulevard. Trustees rejected, by a vote of 4-2, an amendment proposed by McMillin to lease the land only and not to sell, with McMillin and Brunton voting yes. The next issue at hand was the leasing of an 18-acre plot, which was approved unanimously. McMillin proposed an amendment to lease 17 acres along the southern boundary of the campus instead of selling the land. McMillin and Brunton voted yes with the rest of the board voting no. “There’s a concept people have talked about called planning for the seventh generation,” said McMillin. “If you long-term lease it, and you have property for the seventh generation, they can still decide what do with it... it’s a matter of who controls the property that now the college owns, and it’s my feeling that the college should continue to control the property.” Chairperson John Weed removed himself from voting on the property sale, citing a conflict of interest. In other business, the board unanimously approved a contract with Urban Planner Jerry Hagg dealing with owl mitigation on the site of the new Newark campus. The cost of this passive relocation of the burrowing owls will be about $450,000.

Aztec celebration

Photo by Shari Wargo

Gary Kauf, director of television operations, chats with ASOC members Rosary Cordova, left, and Wendy Lao, during the staff appreciation luncheon Wednesday. Barbeque chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs served as the main course. Ohlone staff, faculty and administration members gathered to eat and mingle at the lanai behind the cafeteria by the pond for this annual ASOC event. Raffle tickets were passed out for vouchers donated by local restaurants and a treatment donated by Alexander’s Spa and Salon in Newark.

Wireless hub network opens in Hyman Hall By TAHSIN KHAN Staff writer

This is one of the dancers in the Aztec New Year’s celebration in San Jose. Chicano Studies instructor Ralph DeUnamuno is helping coordinate the event. See Page 3.

The wireless revolution has reached Ohlone College, at least as far as Hyman Hall and Building Six. After working on this project for the last five months, members of the computer studies department unveiled the 30 Computer Studies (CS) network servers on Wednesday. The new network servers have been placed in various places throughout the school. Some are in Hyman Hall and the others are located in Building Six. These two buildings are where most of the Computer Studies classes are taught. Students will bring their laptops, use their own accounts, and save all their work to the Ohlone server. Students will no longer have the excuse to say their homework didn’t print on their home printer. All they have to do is save the work on the server, and print it from the computer lab in Hyman Hall. The wireless network is being tested by teachers now, before students start using it. The goal is to finish testing before the fall 2005 semester starts. CS instructors John Degallier and Richard Grotegutt said the wireless project for students started in January 2005, and should be done before fall semester 2005 starts. There are no restrictions if you bring your own laptop, you may download music, movies, or any other files you want to. “It is a monumental step in in Ohlone’s history,” said CS Coordinator Xisheng Fang.

Online edition up Friday The Monitor’s online edition, missing from the web for more than a semester, is scheduled to return by Friday afternoon. By next week all of this semester’s issues should also be available online. The site will be The return of the online edition is a step toward a Monitor/ONTV site that will contain not only news from the Monitor but film packages from the ONTV Wednesday evening news show. The site will include an address link to make it easy to let us know how you like the online edition.


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Governator seeks to terminate unhealthy lifestyles By TONY C. YANG Layout editor Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to terminate junk food, and he wants to do it with extreme prejudice. “We in California this year are introducing legislation that would ban all the sale of junk food in the schools,” Mr. Schwarzenegger said, during his very own bodybuilding contest last week. To replace the “junk” he would fill vending machines with healthy food like fruits and vegetables (pears and Brussels sprouts, anyone?). To be honest, I am more enamored with the idea rather than the implementation of his plan, but I wish him all the best forcing salads down on cranky teenagers.

Some state legislators are in support of this revolutionary student diet plan. A recently introduced bill aims to ban soda at all public schools and perhaps even snacks such as chips. Previously, a similar soda ban in schools passed by former governor Gray Davis exempted high schools, but it was met with little success. The problem is that many school districts across the state and indeed across this ever-expanding nation, are indebted to soft drink companies for a portion of their funding (Ohlone included). By preferring one brand of carbonated sugar water over another, schools effectively give their charges no choice between “Obey Your Thirst,” or “Do the Dew.” And who gets all the money? Certainly not the hyper-

caffeinated kids. “We have to find other ways of raising money and there are other ways,” said Schwarzenegger. “Right now that is the only way the schools know. I always say don’t complain unless you have a better idea.” Well, he’s complaining now. His issue isn’t mere politics; as a nation, we are getting heftierlet’s face it – from documentaries such as “Super Size Me,” to TV shows such as “The Biggest Loser” and “Fat Actress,” the obesity phenomenon is spreading and becoming mainstream. According to the National Institutes of Health, a third of Americans are overweight, and 4.7 million children between 6 and 17 are obese. For the record, according to, obesity is a dan-

gerous medical condition that is characterized by “increases (in) the risk of obesity-associated diseases and mortality.” A few years ago, before Schwarzenegger become our governor, he gave an interview where he talked about the greatest danger to California’s children- not poor test scores, gangs or STDsbut “The vending machines in the schools.” “I think that the junk that is being offered in the schools is really bad news for our childrenour future,” he said. “Many schools use junk food and things that are absolutely horrible for children’s health in order to raise money. The irony is that you destroy the health of hundreds of children in one school by raising

money with vending machines for the limited few who are on the football team.” For a former meathead and self-admitted steroid user, the governor makes some compelling arguments. As a seven-time Mr. Olympia, I think he has a good idea of what’s healthy. However, some tough remarks and a modicum of support does not make a mandate. We must all look hard at the question of how much governmental control of our lives we are willing to take. Yet we cannot ignore childhood obesity anymore – we must all start paying attention. As Schwarzenegger pointed out, “It’s not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. It is a children’s issue.”

Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger, and other cliches By JESSICA LOSEE Staff writer They don’t say “give it the old college try” for nothing. Students at any school literally live and learn, although the living part is stretched thin. Face it, all people related to a

college in any way are skating on thin ice in some way in their life. Students strive to make the grade, but are sometimes unable to hit the broad side of the barn in their academics. Few would consider Ohlone to have such a huge impact on students. You can’t judge a book by its cover. Really, would Ohlone by

any other name, smell as sweet? No matter what, Ohlone will always remain representative of the thousands of students who “got schooled” here. Hundreds of students, teachers, and staff come daily to make a mountain of a molehill up at Ohlone, all fighting similar battles, but no stone is left unturned, no student goes without a book in

his bag. All commune on this sacred hill with grass tumbling over its slopes as thick as a London fog, which I might say we also have. It is true that many hands make easy work; so when you have a free hand, think about Ohlone. Ask not what your community college can do for you, but what you can do for your community college. Then

know that when you do put out a helping hand, you are aiding someone like yourself, in a situation you might face already, or perhaps later in life. For many, it is a battle fought uphill, both ways, for five miles in the snow, with no shoes on. But opportunity doesn’t knock twice; so keep your chin up and keep on Continued on Page 3


What do you think of President Treadway’s decision not to arm campus security officers?

JACQELINE NAVARRO Psychology “I don’t think it's the brightest decision.”

JACKSON MCBRAYER Film “I don’t think we ever needed armed security on campus.”

TERRY WANG Computer Scence “It is great! Our campus is a closed community, we don’t need guns.”

DANNY BRITON Undeclared “If security have not used guns yet, there is no point anyway.”

STEVE FAJARDO Chief of Police “I support the President’s decision.”

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NEWS/OPINION Ohlone joins Aztec New Year’s celebration By FRANK ADDIEGO Staff writer On March 12 and 13, the Indigenous Peoples Council will hold a celebration of Aztec New Year’s in San José. The event will feature Native American dancing, lectures and more. “The term Native American is a very broad term in and of itself,” said Ohlone Chicano Studies instructor Ralph DeUnamuno, who will be co-coordinating the event. The first day will focus on the

dancing of indigenous people, beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing on until 7 p.m. The event will be filled with spectacles of Native American and Chicano dance, according to DeUnamuno. Tribes from all over the U.S. and Latin America will be represented. This will include dancers from the Apache, Lakota, Zuni and Ohlone nations. DeUnamuno promised a “day of dancing ceremonies... there’ll be different dancing tribes.” The second day of the festivities

will take a more scholarly look at indigenous culture. The program for March 13 will center on lectures. Willie Underbagage of the Lakota-Mexika Culture Exchange will be one of the most prominent speakers at the event. He’s known as a tireless activist for Native American rights. Another speaker will be Maestro Ocelocoatl Ramirez from Mexico City. This event is being held not only to observe Aztec New Year, but to explore the differences in different

Math teacher wins award By AMAN MEHRZAI News editor Imagine that you have achieved success in your life. What one person in your past would you give credit to? Perhaps a former teacher would come to mind. The Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers award gives teachers a chance to recognize the difference they made in reaching their students. Ohlone’s Math Instructor Linda Messia received this award for the second time in a row. Only students with high recognition for academic excellence in the Who’s Who Among American High School Students and The National Dean’s List can nominate a teacher who has had the most impact on their academic success. Last year Messia taught for the Newark/Ohlone Math Outreach Program that allows high school students receive college credit for math classes taken in the program. One of her students, Murcil Makhani, an honor role math student who may attend Harvard University, nominated Messia for the award. Only 5 percent of the nation’s top teachers are given the award with less than 2 percent making it in more than once. Messia has taught at Ohlone for two part time years and three and a half years as a full time instructor. She started teaching after leaving Lockheed Martin Space Systems

tribes of indigenous people. “We’ve outreached to people from all over the Bay Area,” said DeUnamuno. “They’re going to be introduced to the diversity of Native Americans.” Some, including DeUnamuno, feel that many people have a very specific and stereotypical view of indigenous people. “The important thing is to have all these Indian groups come together,” said DeUnamuno. “The message isn’t ‘get it straight,’ it’s so people can see the differences.”

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Ralph DeUnamuno

Avoid all cliches like the plague Continued from Page 1 trucking. Then hopefully, the ends will justify the means. Just imagine, Ohlone staff and instructors must be doing something right when students go marching one by one up those steep steps, listen to the echoing calls of fake birds and attend classes. Not only that, but Ohlone manages to provide any student a cornucopia of subjects of which they might find some interest to pursue; allowing them to think outside the box. When all is said and done, Ohlone prevails as an institution of learning, open to everyone. Literally, “a world of cultures, united in learning.” And when life gives you lemons, make lemonade and if that doesn’t work, just remember: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And if all else fails, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

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Linda Messia with her ‘Who’s Who’ award. Division in Sunnyvale as a staff engineer after Lockheed Martin layed off more than 18,000 employees. Although her job was secure at the time, Messia said she decided to leave to do something she always wanted to do, teach. “Here’s a real cause that’s worthy,” thought Messia, “I wanted to give

something back, to make a difference.” Messia, along with varying responsibilities in the math department, currently teaches a self-paced math class designed to help students achieve success in math despite difficulties or shortcomings they may have with the subject.




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This is life ONTV: creative chaos, deadline dementia By BRITNEY BINDEL Staff writer This is the office where ingenuity, creativity, and discipleship breed. Although no one is occupying the room with their presence, there is never a still moment. The counter lining the back wall and window is littered with open notebooks, appearing as though someone has frantically been searching in them for the missing crucial news lead. Finding a needle in a haystack would be just as easy in this mayhem. Three TV screens silently blare their visual late-breaking news. Yet, all is not at a disorganized loss. In walks Gary Kauf, director of television and broadcasting. He is tall, has dark hair and a broad, warm smile. His trim person is without an ounce of fat. Generally speaking, he fits the typical role of the pleasant, informative anchorman. Most importantly, however, his clear presence brings balance to his domain. Every mastermind is allowed their idiosyncrasy, and a scattered back shelf is simply reflective of Kauf’s frenzied passion for his field “I like to be in the middle of things; I’m nosey,” Kauf explains the passion that supported his 11year itch for news reporting. After writing in New York for Tom Brokaw’s “NBC Nightly News,” reporting for Oakland’s KTVU, and teaching at UC Berkeley, Kauf found his passion at Ohlone. At first, he was hesitant to apply, as he had no master’s degree, only enough credentials to get him through the Pearly Gates. Then,thanks to the encouragement of his good friend, Bill Parks, Chief of Staff of the Monitor, Kauf applied and was of course, hired as director of TV operations. Now, he works with topnotch professionals amidst state of the art equipment, teaching his passion to Ohlone students. “What I’m really proud of are the adjuncts we have here,” Kauf boasts. Dominic Bonavolonta was the director of the syndicated TV show, “Extra!” and teaches along-

side another instructor who did work on the movie, “The Matrix.” The instructors strive to teach students how it will be “in the real world,” said Kauf. In order to do this, the instructors teach an array of classes on different levels including news production, music video, sitcom, non-linear editing programs including Avid and Final Cut, and a special projects class open to amateur film students. Wednesday nights are open to the public to observe an actual news broadcast being filmed. The news can be watched on channel 28. A news student can expect to spend around two to three hours a week practicing, and an editing student will spend about the same time shooting any footage he can get his hands on. Kauf only applies restrictions to pornographic material. The students are encouraged to take home the cameras, sleep with the cameras, and eat with the cameras. The cameras are sturdy and expected to be handled in a not-sodelicate manner. As part of the state of the art television equipment at the Smith Center facility, the news cameras are only a fraction of the goodness that abounds. James Schaak is an Ohlone student who is already making his break as a result of Ohlone’s TV and broadcasting program. Schaak is a TV news photographer and editor for channel 30 in Pleasanton and at 19 years old, is the youngest person on staff. He raves that; “The equipment here is unheard of when it comes to junior colleges.” As the modern national television world is moving to high definition digital usage, Ohlone is not being left behind. According to Arnie Loleng, technical operator at the TV center, the equipment began undergoing a process of being replaced by digital equipment about four years ago. Sony enabled the department to run a million dollar facility. In fact, Loleng said that the equipment at Ohlone is better than most state schools and even most news stations.

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Broadcasting Instructor and Director of Television Services, Gary Kauf.

Photo by Alisha Francisco

The news anchors for Wednesday night’s news, from left, Dan Harrington, Manuel Farias, Betty Yu and Kasey Petritsch do a run-through before they go live on air. Cameraman Nick Nillo also prepares for the news by focusing the camera.

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Kasey Petritsch and Edwin Cervantes review their stories before the show. Kauf pushes writing as the basis of any media based industry. He sees his responsibility as teaching kids how to tell a true tale. When asked how much influence Ohlone exerted over the delivery of the news, Kauf replied that the students were in charge of what was reported. The board may request that the broadcasting department keep their nose out of certain areas, and to an extent, the department complies. However, news is news, raw and true. The general rule of thumb, according to Kauf, is, “If it’s true, you can do it.” The integrity of the deliverance of news is vital to Kauf. The oxymoron of delivering true news by biased stations and glamorized anchors is not unnoticed by Kauf. He agrees that the cosmetic aspect of news delivery has been focused on and not the writing. Because of this, Kauf sees that students are trained to deliver their messages in a professional, visually appealing, yet uncompromising manner. Success stories from Ohlone’s TV and broadcasting department include a student Kauf had who began at the same time he did. She came from the wrong side of the

tracks and was looking for an outlet from bartending. She joined the broadcasting department and her knack for writing was noticed by Kauf. She began producing the newscast for the Ohlone news and then went on to study at San Francisco State. Now, she produces the newscast for channel 30.

The success of future students will be even greater than those presently enrolled. Kauf’s visions to add upper-level classes and obtain more students in these classes will carry their success. With the expertise of the staff and cutting edge equipment, this vision is sure to be a reality.

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Justin Chikin, crew member on ONTV.

March 10, 2005 MONITOR



Five plays on one bill

Mark McCord

By RANDALL WOO Staff writer

She’s back, she’s richer I’ve never to been to prison, thank God, and hopefully I never will. However, the first thing I’d do if I were released from prison is to take a long hot shower - alone. So, I’m sitting here watching CNN, and what is the hot breaking news tonight? Osama Bin Laden has been caught? Nope. Brad and Jenn are back together? Nope. There’s peace in the Middle East? Nope. Get this; Martha Stewart is being released from prison. That’s breaking news? Yes, for 30 minutes I have been listening to anchors pontificate on what the first thing Martha was going to do when she got out of jail. Pop champagne perhaps? Bake cookies maybe? The Women’s Prison in Alderson, West Virginia has been home for five months to the Ice Queen of Homemaking, I can hear her in some board room meeting now, “Come on buddy, I’m more man than you are let’s fight!” Over the last five months I have been entertained by hearing updates of Martha’s “sojourn behind bars”. Hearing her daughter read letters from Martha on Larry King made me think of Che Guevara’s message to the people, “To my dear brothers and sisters in the struggle, the system has not beaten me yet. I stand tall knowing that I have been falsely accused, and gain strength from your passion for our movement. Viva Le Revolucion.” Well, she didn’t say all of that, but she might as well have. Martha Stewart, a person who had a terrible reputation - pre-incarceration; is emerging from this “ordeal” as a heroine. She went from being the most hated to the most wanted in five months. Let’s take a look at this, she has a spot on a TV show awaiting her with that other Cold Capitalist, the one with the bad comb-over (Hey Donald, be a man and cut it all off, or get a toupee), she has her own reality TV show coming up, she has a book in the works that will supposedly chronicle her rise and fall and redemption behind bars. Wow, sounds like the stuff of a really reflective, life- affirming, piece of work about triumphs and struggles; classic American “How I did it” nonsense. Usually when an inmate is freed from prison they are given: $200 (no more new suits, the States can’t afford those anymore) and a stern lecture about not re-offending, then, after the handshake, they are sent out into the world to start their lives over again. However, what a lot of former prisoners encounter are closed doors and seemingly unattainable opportunities. The stigma of being a former prisoner follows them for the rest of their lives. There is no fanfare or ticker tape parade for the thousands of prisoners who are released every week in America.

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Dr. Howard DeWitt will be speaking about the Philippines in London.

Dewitt going to London for Youth Lives Project By CLIFTON M. DER BING Staff writer Ohlone Instructor of History, Dr. Howard DeWitt, will be traveling to London as a featured speaker to talk about the Philippines on behalf of the Young Lives Project. An international organization that studies childhood poverty, the Young Lives Project, is a project that aims to identify the links between international and national policies and children’s day-to-day lives. The data collected will assist policy-makers to plan and improve the quality of life for underprivileged youths. Currently, the research is taking place in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam; and the Young Lives are thinking about extending their studies to include the Philippines. DeWitt was selected due to his advanced knowledge about the Philippines and ethnic diversity. An author of 19 books with four of them being about the Philippines, DeWitt will be speaking at South Bank University, the leading cul-

tural university in England, to help the Young Lives Project become more aware of the need to study the Philippines and the Filipino culture. In 1996, Dr. DeWitt was a featured speaker at Manila for the International Celebration of Filipino Independence, where he was honored for his work on José Rizal. Also specializing in American Government, International Relations and Comparative Government, DeWitt’s background has enabled him to take part in a political science study tour of Germany and Austria in 1992. A former instructor at several different universities as well as an speaking internationally, traveling to London as a featured speaker is nothing new to DeWitt. With the goal to academically inform the Young Lives Project about the underprivileged youth in the Philippines, Dr. DeWitt said he, “appreciates the opportunity to make the international academic community aware of the history and needs of the Philippines.”

Mentor and tutoring program at Ohlone By JAMES HENDRA Staff writer This Friday, there will be a forum for a community service project for tutoring and mentoring. In collaboration with Cabrillo neighborhood schools, Ohlone is doing a tutoring program for grades K-6. So far, there has been a large response in the program, by both students and faculty of Ohlone. The program opens their arms, metaphysically, to both, who are interested in either tutoring and mentoring students of those grades. Mike DeUnamuno is spearheading this project by leading by example. Unamuno started three weeks ago, and as he would tell you, “I come into work, and I feel good, I feel better, knowing that I made a difference.” Looking for more membership and response in the Community Service Task Force funded project,

the forum is open to anyone who wants to join the effort. Volunteering can also have some good side effects more than just the actual feeling of helping. If you qualify for the financial aid, minigrants are also provided as financial aid for school. Also, working for the effort can earn you work study units, which are transferable to UCs and CSUs. Superintendent Douglas Treadway came up with the idea when he came from Shasta University. He got the idea for this program from a similar program called, Each One Reach One. These programs will also interact with the youth’s parents and get them involved as well, working with them to maximize the effectiveness of the tutoring and mentoring. Anyone interested in joining the mentor and tutor program, the forum is going to be this Friday in room 8113 at 2p.m.

Tom Blank’s Student Repertory Theatre class will be performing a series of five one-act plays at the Ohlone NUMMI Theatre. Many different styles, including comedy, drama and abstract fantasy will be represented on the stage. One of the acts on the bill is The Problem directed by Sedrick Amar. Amar has also directed last year’s play, Act Without Words. The Problem written by A.R. Gurney Jr. is the complex story of a husband and a wife. “I really wanted to make it like an illusion; similar in style to A Clockwork Orange or Dick Tracy,” said Amar. The approach was to make the play really colorful and surreal. Starring in The Problem will be

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Sedrick Amar, director of the one-act play The Problem. Ryann Hammond whose influences include, Al Pachino, famous for his role in Scarface. The other main character of this act is Jonna Hughs who is role model is from the original Saturday Night Live cast, Gilda Rodner. What Amar enjoys about being a director is the leadership and the artwork aspect. Amar said his influences include Stanley Kubrick, Harmony Korine, Martin Scorsese and Gus Van Sant. When it comes to a dream project, Amar said, “Everyday I pray to have the ability to direct a script by Charlie Kaufman.” He hopes to someday become a professional filmmaker. You can catch the plays three nights in a row; on March 16, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. in the NUMMI Theatre. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults.


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ASOC sets elections May 3, 4; Jim Klent will do experiments Friday Carnival moved to April 27 By RANDALL WOO Staff writer

By CLIFTON M. DER BING Staff writer The Associated Students of Ohlone College met last Tuesday to talk about the many upcoming events and issues concerning the student council. To begin the main business of the meeting, Vice President of Instruction Jim Wright proposed a campus clean up on Earth Day, April 22. The council agreed to the idea and formed a group to further plan for the event. ASOC Executive Elections are to be held on May 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Quad. All Ohlone students are encouraged to vote for next year’s executive council members. Moved to April 27, the Ohlone Carnival will be held in the Palm Bosque with dates to be later determined. The committee reported that there will most likely be food, games, a bouncy castle, sumo wrestling, and much more for all to enjoy. Since the Carnival is one week before the student elections, the ASOC welcomes all valid executive candidates to campaign at this event. With an undetermined date for the ribbon cutting ceremony, the ASOC Student Services Informa-

tion Center is pushed toward a later opening. There was discrepancy with the council to decide whether or not to pursue the use of the area granted to them, feeling that more time is needed for further training. However, ASOC Adviser Debbie Tucker said that “backing out now is political suicide, especially when agreeing to accept the corner.” She added that the main reason of this new student lobby center is to give out information about student government and clubs with a friendly ASOC presence. In terms of funding, the council unanimously approved $300 for their Bi-Monthly Breakfasts for students, $127 for the Western States Communication Association Conference attendees as well as $6,000 for Unity Week. To end the meeting well, deaf

senator Ban-Jin Tan gave a workshop on American Sign Language by introducing the council to his culture. Through ASL facts and signing lessons, the entire ASOC participated in learning simple sign phrases useful at their meetings, such as “How are you?” and “Thank you.” ASOC Treasurer Shawna Luce commented that “Ban-Jin’s workshop was very beneficial to the council. It was informative and fun for all of us. I hope that he will continue to share his talents with ASOC.” The student government is currently looking for more presenters to help the council learn more about leadership. If interested in giving any workshop on leadership to ASOC, visit any of the council members in the student government office Room 1130.

Retired Ohlone Professor Jim Klent will perform chemistry demonstrations as the guest speaker at this month’s Brown Bag Seminar. Dr. Klent was one of the few remaining original teachers from the time the campus opened when he retired earlier this year. His name may sound familiar as there was a lab named after him in Building 2 at the graduation dinner last year. The Brown Bag Seminar will take place this Friday, March 11, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 3201. There will be refreshments available as well. Ohlone offers a Brown Bag Seminar for its students on the first Friday of every month. Future seminars include: “Polar Bears of Manitoba” by Juliette Hoffman on

Jim Klent April 1, and “Insects as Vectors of Disease Transmission” by Jim Baxter on May 6. These seminars are sponsored by the Math/Science Division and a grant from the ASOC.

Ohlone student wins multimedia award From staff reports Katherine Lee, an Ohlone multimedia student, has won at the Media Arts Award Competition before. But her excellence in Web Design earned her a Merit Award, sponsored by California’s Economic Development Network. More than $15,000 in software prizes was awarded to the winners

and certificates were given to merit award recipients. Among 700 entries in 11 categories from community colleges and high schools across the state, Lee entered her digital portfolio into the contest, produced in instructor Pilar Lewis’ MM-160 course. More than 50 faculty and industry professionals judged the entries, and the winning projects will be

showcased at a ceremony on Thursday, March 17. The students’ accomplishments will be recognized at an event hosted in the Apple store in Cupertino and in Pasadena. Lee is a native of San Francisco majoring in Multimedia at Ohlone, and she has entered the contest several times before, winning on several occasions. “We are very proud of her,” said

Lewis. Lewis has worked in the design industry for such clients such as Volkswagen and as a graphic designer in Mexico. She now does consulting projects, in addition to teaching at Ohlone. Multimedia classes in Hyman Hall use computer equipment and software employed by industry professionals.

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Deadline to Submit Application for Spring 2005 Graduation -- The application for Spring 2005 Graduation (AA Degree, AS Degree, or Certificate of Achievement) is available from and should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions and Records or may be submitted via the student's Web Advisor account. Applications received after the deadline will be processed for the next term.


College Council Meeting -- 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Library, Room 1-307 (Videoconference Room). All College Council meetings are open to everyone and public comment will be invited at every meeting. Requests for items to be placed on the agenda can be presented to Douglas Treadway or Dennis Keller (Co-Chairs) as well as brought before the Council directly at the public comment section of our meetings.


Chemisty Demonstrations by Jim Klent -- 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 3201. Refreshments will be served. Contact Yvette Niccolls for more information.


Super Flea Market -- 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lots E and H. Admission is free and visitor parking is $2 per vehicle. Vendor spaces are $30 or $35 with same day registration. For more information contact Elaine Nagal at (510) 659-6285 or email


Ohlone Wind Orchestra -- At 2 p.m. in the Jackson Theatre. For ticket information you may visit the Smith Center Box Office.


APASA Fundraiser-- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. the Asian Pacific American Student Association is having a desert sale in the quad.


College Recruiting -- California State University, East Bay, will be atTransfer and Career Services in Room 1405. To make an appointment, or for more information call 510-979-7555.


Community Band

-- At 8 p.m in the Jackson Theatre. For more information you may call the box office at 510-659-6031.


Louie-Meager Art Gallery -- Ming Ching Celebration is available for viewing any time the Smith Center is open from March 15 until Sunday April 10. The exhibit is in celebration of a spring custom in China where they honor and remember ancestrial relatives. Advanced Ohlone art students will have artifacts and photographs on display.


Minneapolis Guitar Quartet -- Their music style is borrowed from chamber music and string quartet traditions, and at 8 p.m. in the Smith Center you can here them play. Tickets are available at the Smith Center Box Office.


Spring Break -- No classes will be meeting from March 21 until March 27 due to spring break (weekend classes do not meet).


Board Meeting -7 p.m. in Child Development Center. The Ohlone College Board of Trustees meets twice a month (second and fourth Wednesdays) except June, July, August, November, and December. Minutes from meetings are published after they have been approved (which is usually at the following meeting).


Book Discussion - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Library, Room 1-307 (Videoconference Room). Join us for a discussion of Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons. For more information go to: http:// bookclub/

APRIL The events of April will be mentioned in the next issue of the Ohlone College Monitor.

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

Ohlone College Super Flea Market – Held the second Saturday of every month in Parking Lots E and H,

from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Next flea market will be Feb. 12. For more information contact Elaine Nagel at (510) 659-6285. Free and Anonymous HIV Testing – Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Health Center, Building 16. No appointment necessary. Results ready in two weeks. No needles; Orasure Method used. Call (510) 659-6258 for more information. Smith Center Box Office – Open Tuesday through Thursday from 1 to 7 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets available for Smith Center Presents!, Ohlone Theatre and Dance Department and Ohlone Music Department performances. Call (510) 659-6031 or visit Library Display Cases Display case two features Ohlone campus Book Club's first Spring '05 selection is Fathers and Sons, by Ivan Turgenev. Everyone's invited to participate in an informal discussion (March date to be announced soon), led by Dr. Paul Belasky, Ohlone Geology Dept. Book may be purchased in the library for the bargain price of $6.50. For more information about the Book Club, go to http:// bookclub/ or call Librarian KG Greenstein at 659-6000 x5272. Display case three features updates re. Measure A bond-related construction plans for Ohlone College Newark Center for Technology and Health Sciences as well as plans for the renovation of the Fremont campus. Gay/Straight Alliance meets every Thursday in room SC-116 in the Smith Center. Meet new friends and join in our activites and rap sessions. Open to all students. Friday, May 6 has been set as the deadline for submissions to the fourth annual Ohlone College Film, Video, and Multimedia Festival. Entries are sought in categories including Short Film, Animation, Advertisement and Music Videos. Entries must be original work no longer than 15 minutes. The festival is open to all independent filmmakers. Only DVD, DV and VHS formats will be accepted. First submission is free. Each additional entry is $25 (make checks payable to Ohlone College Smith Center). Send submissions to: OFVMF/Ohlone College TV Center, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539.


Read the Monitor online: JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS For more information on Jobs & Internships visit Transfer & Career Services in Building 1, 4th Floor, Room 1405A. Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Closed Friday.

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATEFull time, $18-$20/hour depending on experience, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Fremont. Must have AA Degree or higher, two or more years experience in accounting, strong MS Excel skills, ability to analyze numerical data by identifying and solving problems, understand accounting terminology, ability to work overtime, and speed and accuracy with 10-key data entry. Duties include; establishing and processing bids and contract pricing for street accounts, verifying accuracy and profitability of contract pricing, reconciling balance sheet accounts, inputting journal entries, setting up accruals and perform monthly account reconciliations, assisting in financial rports and analysis, and supporting the Contract Compliance Department in processing requirements. #1392044 CUSTOMER SERVICE- Part time, $12/hour, Monday througgh Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Frmont. Must be able to speak and understand English, have knowledge of the Internet and search engines, have ability to type 35 wpm, and have experience with general office practices and receptionist duties. We are looking for someone friendly, cheerful and confident on the phone. Duties include answering customer questions about products, Calling existing customers and offering specials, Creating quotes and then fax/emailing to customers, and learning to enter in orders and successfully navigate proprietary order manager program. #1391603 RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY/CLERK- Full time, $8$10/hour, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Fremont. Must have good speaking and writing skills, and be responsible and hardworking. Duties include answering the phone, filing, and general officw duties. #1393298 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSITANT- Full time, $9-$13/ hour, schedule to be arranged in Fremont. Must have MS Office experience including MS Publisher, attention to detail, good grammar and spelling, and the ability to multi-task. Duties include making copies, completing forms, creating fliers, updating the website, creating competitive market analysis' on real estate software (will train), and maintaining communication

with escrow companies (lenders, real estate agents, etc. also). #1394372 CLERICAL/DATA ENTRY- Full time, $9-$12.96/hour, schedule to be arranged in Fremont. Must be able to lift 50 pounds for clerical position. Must have ability to be mobile, be detail oriented, have strong verbal and organizational skills, ability to type 10-key for data entry position. Alphanumeric: 9000KSPH – Standard DE, 6000 KSPH- analytical positions. Clerical Duties include recieving mail, reviewing envelope contents separating them by type and extract contents, reviewing payment transactions for correctness, and reviewing data entry output. Data Entry duties include entering and verify alphanumeric data from variety of sources into a database, processing transactions, and preparing checks and documents for the deposit process. #1394399

Classifieds For more information about classifieds E-mail: or call: 510-659-6075

Do you love to scrapbook, or would you like to learn how? If so, call Christina at 510-364-6988 for scrapbooking sessions.

The Ohlone College online edition is back The Monitor will be updated and available by 3 p.m. on March 11 for your viewing pleasure at

Give Us Your Pictures The Ohlone College Monitor would like to know what you are doing this spring break. Please send us any photos of your vacation along witth a bit of informationabout the picture(s). For more information, or to send in your pictures E-mail, or stop by the Monitor in Room 5310.

Got A Message? The Classifieds section is now open in the Monitor. So, if you have something to announce, whether it be a proposal, a book to sell, or a room for rent we can help. Call 510-659-6075 for rates and information.


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Softball team ranked 10th in California By STEVEN CHAVEZ Sports editor The Lady Renegades softball team earned another victory on Tuesday with a “mercy rule” win over De Anza that kept them undefeated in conference play. The game was much tighter than the 9-1 finish would imply, as De Anza kept the game close well into the five-inning game. De Anza actually drew first blood in the top of the first inning when Krista Gambrel singled and came around to score two batters later on another single. That second hit, however, was the final hit De Anza would collect until the fifth inning, as Kristine Beristianos collected her composure and shut down the Dons for the rest of the game. Beristianos had six strikeouts and no walks, while giving up just those three hits, as she threw the complete game. Ohlone answered back in the bottom of the first inning, scoring the first three hitters that came to the plate. Lauren Pensa led off the game with a single. Keri Macinsky quickly followed with an RBI double. Missy Cross came up next and promptly singled in Macinsky. Cross later scored when De Anza’s pitcher Crystal Fisher, who was called twice for illegal pitches, lost her control and threw three consecutive wild pitches. The game stayed at 3-1, with neither Ohlone nor De Anza getting even one runner on base in the second or

the third inning. The top of the fourth was more of the same, but the Lady Renegades broke the monotony in the bottom of the fourth when Mallory Lantz came up with a one-out single. Jackie Pappalardo followed Lantz’s single with one of her own. With two runners on, one out and the game getting older by the second, Ohlone was looking for a big hit to break the game open. Up next was freshman catcher Kelly Taylor. After fouling off a number of pitches, Taylor nailed one to deep left-center that was over everyone’s head. When the play was over, Taylor was standing on third with a triple and Ohlone had a 5-1 lead. The Lady Renegades finished off the job in the fifth. After the first two batters were retired, Ohlone started a two-run rally. Alicia Gil-Abrego started the inning with a walk. That was followed by consecutive singles by Monica Carrazco, Kirsten Hiett and Pappalardo. Taylor again came up big, putting the game at the mercy rule’s limit of eight runs after five innings with a double, sending home her third RBI of the game. Ohlone is now ranked 10th in the state by, ranked behind powerhouses such as West Valley and Butte College (who up till now is the only team to beat Ohlone this season, 5-3 in the Sierra College Tournament two weeks ago). Ohlone will be playing host to the 13th annual March Madness Tournament this weekend at the Central Park Sports Complex (see gray box below for details), where they will be competing with 15 other teams. Their next home game is March 15 versus City College of San Francisco.

Photo by Taylor Dunn

Kristine Beristianos delivers a pitch during the Lady Renegades’ 9-1 victory over De Anza.

March Madness tournament in Fremont this weekend The Ohlone softball team will be hosting the 13th annual March Madness tournament this Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13. The tournament will be held at the Central Park Sports Complex on Stevenson Boulevard. Sixteen teams from throughout California will compete in the two-day tournament, with each team competing in three games on Saturday. The teams are divided into four groups of four teams, so each team will play every team in its pool. The pool play from Saturday will determine how the teams are ranked for Sunday’s Gold and Silver Brackets. Those teams will play until

there is one winner of the Silver Bracket and one winner of the Gold Bracket. Participating teams are as follows: Chabot, Cosumnes River, De Anza, Feather River, Lassen, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Ohlone, Porterville, San Jose City, San Mateo, Siskiyous, Solano, Taft and Yuba College. Making significant sponsorship contributions: Clif Bar, David Sunflower Seeds, Diamond, Easton Sports, the Fremont Marriott Hotel and Ringor Shoes. Ohlone will be going into the tournament on a 5-game winning streak and a record of 14-1-1.


Ohlone vs. Yuba @ 9 a.m.

Sunday 1ST ROUND @ 11 a.m.

Ohlone vs. Lassen @ 1 p.m.

2ND ROUND @ 1 p.m.

Ohlone vs. Merced @ 5 p.m.

FINALS @ 3 p.m.

Crybaby former players remind teams why they let ’em go The final score By STEVEN CHAVEZ Sports editor Now, let’s just get this out in the open right off the bat: I was a huge Dustin Hermanson fan the past two seasons. Back in 2003, Hermanson was

thrown on the scrap heap of the major leagues. He was a pitcher that no one wanted. He had to sign a minor league contact with the Giants just to have a chance at getting back to “the bigs.” Hermanson was converted from a starting pitcher to a closer near the end of last season because the Giants had lost faith in their closer Matt Herges. He did very well filling into a role that he had not previously tried out, converting 17 out of 20 save opportunities. Then something happened. That

something was simple: Hermanson believed he was bigger than the team. I’ll make this as simple as possible for you non-sports junkies: players are sometimes given performance incentives in their contracts, giving them more money for achieving certain goals. Hermanson had it in his contract that he could earn $200,000 by getting certain numbers. He didn’t get those numbers, according to him, because he was converted to a closer rather than remaining a starter, like he was when he signed.

He actually said that the Giants “screwed” him out of those incentives by turning him into a closer, saying they should have paid him anyway and that if they had paid him he would have signed with them at a discounted rate this season. Now, I haven’t played organized sports in about 6 years, but from what I remember, you sometimes have to make a sacrifice or two in order to do what is best for the team. Obviously, Hermanson believed he was bigger than the team, and since I have limited space, I’ll let

Giants General Manager Brian Sabian explain my feelings. “We didn’t owe him a dime under any circumstances. It sounds like he must not be happy where he’s at if he’s slamming us, as well as it’s pretty ironic we took him off the scrapheap. We can get into revisionist history, too. He was a released player that we turned back into something to get him a contract.” Funny how people forget so quickly what an organization did for them when it’s time for the organization to do for him.

Women’s swimming victorious over Foothill By BRENDEN BLAKE Staff writer

Photo by Taylor Dunn

Casey Cardone makes a push for Ohlone during the men’s team’s loss on Friday. The women won their meet; both teams competed against Foothill.

The Lady Renegades swim team continued its strong start by beating Foothill College 140-62 in a dual meet last Friday. The victory kept the team’s record perfect in dual competition and continued a promising start to the season that coach Gene Kendall hopes will end with a conference title. Amanda Jackson led the way, as she placed first in three events. Along with being a member of winning free-style relay team, Jackson also won the 1000-meter

free-style and 500-meter freestyle. Lauren Ashley also had a strong showing as she won two events, the 50- and 100- meter freestyle. Erin Morgan was the Renegades’ third multiple event winner, taking the 100-meter fly along with the 200-meter Individual Medley. “The one event that I was disappointed in was the 200-meter medley relay loss,” said coach Kendall. “Foothill really handed it to us in that event.” Aside from that event, the team was very strong throughout the competition.

A shorthanded men’s team suffered its first loss of the year in dual meet competition. “We were missing four key guys,” said Kendall. “I feel confident that if we had our full team, we would have come away with the victory. “I am not too concerned about the loss, because dual competitions don’t have anything to do with the conference finals. If we do well there, we can still finish high in conference,” Kendall said. For their next event, both teams will travel to San Luis Obispo for the Questa Invitational on March 18 and 19.

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