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Thursday, September 28, 2006
Staff photo The Wednesday night Board of Trustees’ meeting was swamped by a full house of administrators and faculty members, enough that some had to wait outside. Absent for the moment was Board President Bob Brunton who has been the center of controversy in the last few weeks regarding comments he made in a recent issue of ‘The Tri-City Voice’ about Ohlone College President Doug Treadway’s employment.
Board hears complaints against Brunton By Emily Burkett Staff writer Board of Trustee President Robert Brunton was repeatedly asked to resign by faculty, staff, and fellow Trustees Wednesday night, and Brunton repeatedly refused. The Faculty Senate, College Council, CSEA, and SEIU all stepped forward and reprimanded Brunton for his actions taken during his time on the Board. Trustee Garret Yee, currently serving in Iraq, sent a letter to the Board reprimanding them for their inaction and calling for Brunton’s resignation.
His sentiment was later echoed by Trustee Bill McMillin, to raucous applause from the audience, and finally by Trustee Dan Archer. Community members across the board stepped forward to demand Brunton’s resignation. Harry A. Avila, of the Ohlone College Foundation, presented his ideas as a member of the community repeatedly shouted, “Shame on you!” at Brunton and pointed toward the door, and demanded “Out!” Faculty members individually demanded that Brunton resign and requested the Board take action against him. Jimmy Demsey, of the College
Photo by Manika Casterline Chemistry instructor Maru Grant spoke with the Mexican Consul General of San Francisco, Alfonso de Maria y Campos, after Tuesday’s World Forum. In the background, the Mexican Political and Community Affairs Consul under Maria y Campos, Carolina Ayala watched.
Council and janitorial staff, spoke in support of College President Dr. Doug Treadway, who was recently attacked in print by Brunton. “If you want clean toilets, you better hang with the man,” Demsey said. Two Faculty Senate resolutions supported Treadway and asked for Brunton’s resignation. The resolution in support of Treadway collected 124 faculty signatures of the 149 full-time faculty. The resolution asking for the removal of Brunton from the rotational presidency, Board censure of Brunton, and his voluntary resignation collected 112 of the 149.
Brunton, current Board President, was absent for much of the meeting, to the outrage of the crowd. Brunton didn’t show until over an hour into the meeting and lurked outside of the door while the public raged against him. Faculty member Bob Bradshaw interrupted proceedings to formally invite Brunton to join the Board, followed shortly by shouts from the audience to “start over.” Dennis Keller then came forward and gave Brunton a summary of the events preceding the president’s arrival. “All in all, in short, we want you gone,” Keller concluded.
However, if the Ohlone College community hoped for some Board action to be taken that night, they were to be disappointed. In a move to preserve due process and, in some faculty members opinions, avoid the issue, Trustee John Weed moved to begin an investigation into the allegations brought against Brunton and was supported by both McMillin and fellow Trustee Ruthe Foster. The Board moved to transfer all discussion of Brunton’s presidency to the next Board meeting on Oct. 3. Brunton said he will not be in attendence.
By MAnika CasterlinE Staff writer and Chen LiN Online editor
world have a more complex or more diverse a relationship,” said Maria y Campos on the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico. The Mexican government supports the Worker Protection Program advocated by the Bush administration, said Maria y Campos. The benefit of World Forum to students, according to Ohlone President Doug Treadway, is to have someone with direct experience help explore different points of view. Mexico was chosen as the topic because, “they’re our number one trading partner in California,” and because as an Oxford graduate
and Mexican diplomat, Maria y Campos was an ideal choice to speak this Tuesday, added Treadway. Maria y Campos will also assist Ohlone in arranging an exchange delegation of nursing students to an unnamed campus in Guadalejara, Mexico, according to Treadway. Expectations for an above average turnout were met at Tuesday’s forum, according to Treadway. Attendances at World Forums vary, depending on the topic and speakers. Many teachers on Tuesday let out their classes during the Forum or required students to attend.
Mexican Consul General speaks at World Forum Mexican Consul General Alfonso de Maria y Campos said Mexico was an integral part of California’s economy at Ohlone’s World Forum Tuesday. “Mexico is California’s main trading partner,” said Campos. Sixty-six percent of U.S. exports go to Mexico while the U.S receives 90 percent of Mexican exports according to the Consulate General. “No other two countries in the
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Monitor staff supports President Doug Treadway By ANNA NEMCHUK Editor-in-chief Due to recent controversy between the Ohlone president and the Board of Trustees, the Monitor editorial staff would like to take this
chance to speak out in support of President Doug Treadway. In a time of internationally shifting alliances and reluctance for individualistic responsibility for personal political views, we believe that Treadway has proven a true leader - a president willing to
state his beliefs, support them with rational reasons and take action to bring them into reality. Whether speaking out against war in his college address and encouraging World Forums as an alternative means of communication, thrusting Ohlone to the fore-
front of conservationism with new environmental policies at both the Fremont and Newark campuses or exploring innovative ways to procure finding for the college through property leases, never mind solidifying Ohlone’s identity as a haven for culture and learning,
Treadway has firmly taken the reins of this community college and led it to a brighter future. We’d like to deeply and humbly thank him for that and respectively express the hope that Ohlone’s future will be graced with his presence for a long time to come.
Learn a new language, meet new people By Matthew So Opinions editor
When you take a second language, you’ll probably choose a language that you are fluent in or have some background speaking already. Why? Because people are more comfortable with systems they are accustomed to or are familiar with. New languages, with their own systems of learning, rhythms of speech, and patterns of dialogue are whole new worlds of
understanding, a huge step into an unfamiliar realm of communication and understanding. But in learning new languages, does it also affect your attitude toward other things, such as other people and different backgrounds? I think so. I walked to the bus stop on a Monday afternoon. At the bus stop were two deaf parents struggling to keep their 6-year-old kid from running out into the street. Now I don’t know sign language, and didn’t really want to offer any assistance, to
avoid an awkward confrontation or anything. I just kind of stood off to one side of the bus stop, listening to my iPod, pretending to be unaware of the commotion. I figured I was being polite, not noticing aloud how their child was misbehaving and all. And by not fumbling for a conversation that would be a bit one-sided, with their speaking sign language and my not. Getting on the bus, I noticed a girl smiling first at the commotion boarding the bus behind me, then
looking at me and my subtle, yet pained expression. I swear, even the bus driver looked a little miffed at the anticipation of driving that kid around for the next who-knowshow-many blocks. But as soon as they were seated, the girl immediately engaged them in conversation. In the next five minutes, she seemed to figure out why the kid wouldn’t calm down. And after another five minutes, the kid was signing to her frantically, in all smiles. Now he was conversing incessantly in his
language of hand signs and gestures. But there was no more commotion. Everyone in the bus seemed to be smiling. The bus driver let more passengers on than her capacity allowed. I was trying to make sense of what the girl was saying - or signing, rather.I remember thinking, as soon as the girl had engaged the parents in conversation, “Even if I could sign the language, I’d never talk to them out of the blue.” I’m not so sure now. Continued on Page 3
claim in a FOX News interview that “at least I tried” when it came to capturing Osama bin Laden, Olbermann on Monday lampooned Bush for failing to do the same, asking “are yours the actions of a true American?” Olbermann thinks of himself as a modern-day Edward R. Murrow. He ends every episode of Countdown with “good night and good luck,” echoing the signature phrase of that legendary
newscaster. He alludes to an episode of Murrow’s See it Now attacking Senator Joseph McCarthy that helped to end the Senator’s communist witchhunt. For one, Murrow’s editorial was original; he was the only TV journalist to risk the Senator’s reprisal, and he did it in spite of his producers’reservations. Olbermann’s editorial, on the other hand, was not original. What’s worseOlbermann does the same so often.
With just as much emotion as he put into lambasting Bush on Monday, Olbermann has more than once attacked fellow pundit Bill O’Reilly, going so far as to name him Worst Person In The World. O’Reilly may deserve it, but attacking other pundits doesn't reflect any news of value. Why then, this focus on Olbermann? For three reasons. One, because the left loses its moral high ground every
time it throws aside objectivity for partisan advocacy. Secondly, because Olbermann is just as inflammatory to the right as conservative pundits are to the left. Olbermann’s editorializing is evidence to conservatives that all media not owned by Rupert Murdoch has a liberal slant. Finally, because most of his audience is liberal like him, Olbermann will have practically
Television pundits take themselves too seriously By chen lin Online editor
Are yours the actions of a true American? Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC’s Countdown, ex-ESPN sportscaster and arch-nemesis to FOX’s Bill O’Reilly, can tell you. Responding to President Clinton’s
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Does musical taste directly affect our attire?
KATHRYN CASEY American Sign Language “I definitely think so. I’m one of those people!”
ALICIA FLORENCE Undecided
GUY FRESHWATER Business Administration
“No. I don’t think it affects what people wear.”
“No! No way!”
CHRIST STROUD Kinesiology “I believe attire is one of many ways we express our musical tastes.”
Fajardo ALEXIS WOODS Chief of Police Undecided “Yes! It does! Most of the time!”
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Ohlone educates students on sustainability By MORGAN BRINLEE Features editor and NOAH LEVIN Staff writer At the latest Brown Bag Science Seminar, students and faculty alike were informed about various modern environmental issues and Ohlone College's role in helping the environment. The seminar, titled “Leading by Example: Environmentally Sustainable Goals for Ohlone College”, was presented by biology instructor Jeff Watanabe last Friday. The seminar’s central theme was sustainability. Sustainability, Watanabe explained, is the meeting of the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This means living in a way that doesn't negatively affect the people of the future. “Now this idea makes perfect sense. You don’t want your children to have a worse world, or a worse environment, than the one you grew up in,” said Watanabe at the beginning of his speech. Watanabe brought up goals to work towards better sustainability, the dangers we face as a society if we don't take care of the environment and the results of our current environmental habits and policies. One of the broad goals Watanabe set forth was to “minimize environmental impact while maintaining quality of life,” meaning that our society needs to strive to finds new ways of feeding and providing for itself while not causing adverse damage to our environment and, therefore, our world. Watanabe then showed slides of various coastal regions throughout the state that helped to drive his point home. He commented on the environmental challenges he observed in Morro Bay, Santa Barbara, Mendicino County, Lake Tahoe, and San Francisco. “[The San Francisco Bay Area] used to have 17 fisheries...Now there are
Photo courtesy of Director of College Relations Patrice Birkedahl Ohlone President Doug Treadway standing amidst the now covered geothermic coils at the Newark Center’s construction site. The coils are just one of the many environmentally friendly features of the new campus. zero.” In addition to depleted fisheries in the Bay, the few fish that can be found are hardly edible due to massive amounts of mercury contamination. “By looking at the environment a little more critically...we can see how we impact natural settings,” Watanabe noted. “There is still cyanide leaking out of mines from 150 years ago,” he said critically of environmental damage in the Lake Tahoe region. Watanabe then touched upon our planet’s ever growing population, noting that it will only take roughly 10 years to add 1 billion people to the Earth's total population. “From the beginning of human existence... until 1800...it took that long to add 1 billion people.” The United Nations' Population Division now expects the total population of Earth to reach 8.9 billion in 2050. This was followed by mentions
of glacial melt, our usage of resources and how best to support our growing population. Watanabe said overcoming these problems will require non-traditional thinking, as well as conservation efforts and innovation to spur on new ways of living according to Watanabe. Tying Ohlone College into the seminar at the end, Watanabe stated that we as a community have a responsibility to set an example with our already “Green Campus” and currently under-construction Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology which has already met the United States Green Building Council’s Gold Level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards. The Newark Center will be the first fully energy-sustainable campus in the U.S and has been
Get depression screened By ERIC DORMAN Staff Writer Are you feeling a little down? Do you have low energy or a poor appetite? Are you worried it might be depression? You’ll be able to find out at Ohlone’s Nation Depression Screening Day on Thursday Oct. 5. This year, the event extends to the evening as well as the morning for the first time, lasting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 8 p.m. It will take place at the Student Health Center in Building 16. Depression is most common in adolescents and young adults, said Coordinator of Personal Counseling Services Rosemary O’Neill. Although the condition can be treated, many people want to handle it on their own, thinking that getting treatment means admitting their weaknesses. “We want to remove the stigma that is attached to getting treated,” said O’Neill. “Depression is something that happens to people, and it's very treatable.” Students can be particularly sus-
ceptible to depression, said O’Neill, especially with all the academic pressure that is placed on them to succeed. National Depression Screening Day is part of a nationwide program to screen for depression in colleges, universities and high schools. The event always takes place in October, which is National Depression Month. The event, which Ohlone has been putting on for about ten years, usually draws 50 to 70 students, said O’Neill. Occasionally, physiology teachers bring their classes in as well. On the screening day, interested students are encouraged to fill out a quick 15-minute questionnaire, said O'Neill. The questionnaire has four parts: a general depression screening segment, a segment that tests for bipolar disorder, a segment that tests for anxiety disorder and a segment that tests for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Each segment is composed of simple questions, like “are you feeling low on energy?” and “have you been feeling hopeless?” that students must answer
judging by their feelings over the past two weeks. O’Neill, as well as Director of Student Health Services Sally Bratton, go over the questionnaires and determine whether or not the student in question may have depression and, if so, which kind. Bratton or O’Neill will then talk with the student, and try to figure out a little more about the depression so they can treat it. They will also try to determine the extent to which the student is depressed. “We all have a blue day now and then,” said O’Neill, “but I find out, ‘how blue is blue?’” O'Neill said that she or Bratton will usually try to talk out the issues with the student. Very rarely will Bratton prescribe a medication. Instead, they will try to work it out emotionally. “Emotional help is really imperative,” said O’Neill. Overall, said O’Neill, the event is designed to educate people about depression, as well as to treat it. “We’re really making an effort to educate the whole population, that it's okay to get help.”
called a “campus of the future” by Ohlone College President Doug Treadway. One environmentally friendly feature of the Newark campus will be the use of closed loop ground heat exchanges, otherwise known as geothermal ground coils. These coils will be used to heat and cool the building. Geothermal coils have yet to be used as an energy source in the Bay Area, but are popular in regions with more extreme weather conditions such as Canada and the Mid West. Treadway could not be more enthusiastic about the environmentally friendly coils. “It’s pretty neat that maybe we are going to show people a new way of preserving energy,” said Treadway. At the Newark campus, there are 26 miles of geothermal coils covering approximately four and a half
acres of land behind the halfway constructed Newark building. The coils are filled with water that is kept at a constant temperature of 50 degrees. Fans run by the buildings 2,500 solar panels extract heated air from the building and return it at a cooler temperature.Air is also filtered and reconditioned through an air filtration system. “A lot of thought has gone into this,” said Treadway. This is not the only environmentally friendly aspect of the Newark center. Much of the buildings planned materials will be made out of recycled content. The building’s insulation for example is made from recycled denim jeans. Ohlone is also planning on installing the largest solar power collection system in all of Silicon Valley. Drought resistant landscaping and ergonomic furnishings are also in the plans for the Newark Center. The college hopes to recoup the extra money put into building costs with the money saved on future operating costs for the Newark Center. “Millions will get saved,” Treadway said. “It's good business, it’s not just about being politically correct. It might cost five percent more than normal construction cost because of energy proficiency but it will save money in the long run.” The idea of using geothermal coils was originally recommended by Steven Williams, the lead designer for the Newark Center. “We sat down and thought what would be the alternatives we have to producing our own energy,” Treadway said. Treadway is also looking into creating an environmental studies curriculum to be put into place at the Newark campus and adding an environmental studies degree. The next Brown Bag seminar is titled “The Physics of Music” and will be presented by Astronomy instructor Charles Hepburn. The seminar will be held in Room 3201 on Friday, Oct. 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Language barriers continued from Page 2 Maybe your attitude towards people and your openness to them change once you learn their language. To tell the truth, I wouldn't be surprised if the girl was deaf as well-she hadn’t said a single word aloud for the entire bus ride, not even while signing. But even if she was deaf, it just goes to show what a closed society it is for those who speak a language uncommon to one’s society. Perhaps, meeting that rare someone who also spoke the language forced them to converse with each other, to escape the loneliness of speaking a language few understand. Personally, I despise taking secondary language classes; it is a lot of work and requires much dedication and practice. But I now fully understand how important it is to be able meet new people without walking away, thinking, “I didn’t speak the language.”
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no impact on votes cast. The similar, underqualified screeching of television pundits on either side occupies time better spent covering issues more critical to their audience. Considering many people depend solely on TV for news, the actions of Olbermann and pundits like him take away from time better spent covering issues like the Iraq War. In any case, ten minutes of TV isn’t time enough to settle any issue. If or not Clinton tried, or in the big picture, if the Bush Administration can keep America safe, is too much for any one TV pundit to decide. So please, Olbermann, O’Reilly, Limbaugh, Malkin, and Coulter, don’t pretend you can.
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At left, Jonthan Varquez and Mark Badua promote their club to interested students.
By OMER AHMED News editor
Club Day held in Bosque
Bubba correct about pluralism One doesn’t usually look to former presidents for religious wisdom but “Bubba” Bill Clinton made an interesting comment on CNN’s “In God’s Name” this weekend. The former president, a Southern Baptist, basically said that while firmly secure in his faith, no person in this world should believe that they personally understand the totality of the “true” faith. Neither pastor, nor imam or yogi - no man has the full vision of the way of the universe. This rung a bell for me since I, as an agnostic, can’t seem to decide on faith one way or another. I can logically believe in a god or the divine but I can’t rationally believe in evil or hell at the same time. They seem mutually exclusive. When I ignore the classic dichotomy of good and evil, Taoism suddenly seems to make the most sense. And in moments of boredom, the traditional Rastafarian sacrament seems more then just a tad bit attractive. For me, the doors to the divine are many but I can’t find my way out of the broom closet and into the hallway. Most others I know have already stepped through a door but this doesn’t necessarily mean they like the room they are in or that they can leave it. My young Texan cousin Sofia is just beginning to doubt her Christian faith, believing it may be brainwashing her. She doesn’t think about it too much, tough. Her older brother, Jason, has already rid his version of Christianity of everything added by the apostle Paul and is having his “Church of Jason” tested by the rigors of the Army. My mother abandoned her “Mexican Catholicism” after a pilgrimage to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe where she saw starving Indians outside the shrine. My father is a Muslim but his version of Islam is so liberal that it fits better in San Francisco then it does in his native Pakistan. How could so many people, all humans with the same basic needs, go in so many directions? My first answer is pluralistic; that they are all heading to the “truth” along different paths. But I don’t know that. When it comes to the facts, I don’t know much beside what I can experience with my few physical senses. Everything else is mental, unconfirmable. Faced with the same dilemma, many of my friends have become atheists but the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. Whatever you believe in, don’t assume you are one hundred percent correct. Even if you can’t confirm anything, work as hard as you can in your mind and your heart to find what you can believe is true. If you just accept your views without thinking, there is no point in believing.
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Above, KOHL personel and Ohlone instructors Tom Briseno, Robert Dochterman, and student air personality Lynn Wilson raffle away movie tickets and Screamfest tickets to students every 15 minutes during Club Day.
Day one of "Club Day" was was held down in the palm bosque on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. With about 20 clubs in attendance, only a handful of students not working at the tables were there to peruse the clubs. KOHL, Ohlone's resident radio station, was also in attendance, playing top 40 hits as students milled about the grass beneath the shade of the palms. Moved from the quad in front of Building 5 to the Palm Bosque in the front of the campus, the event picked up little traffic on its first day. ASOC's commitee chair had decided to move the event due to possible bad weather, the constraints of campus construction and the hopes of picking up more foot traffic from students heading up to class from the parking lots. Clubs in attendance included the Student Ambassadors, the Respiratory Therapy Awaraness Club, the Psychology Club and Interact/Rotary Club. Free candy and other treats were given out to attract students to the various boothes, while Ohlone radio station KOHL entertained and gave away movie passes. Club Day will continue into Thursday.
Early Childhood Studies conference By FRANKIE ADDIEGO Staff writer The Ohlone College Early Childhood Studies Department will present the Second Annual Children, Parents and Educators Conference on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ohlone Kidango Childhood Development Center. Topics will include working with children with challenging behaviors, curriculum, taking care of the personal and professional self, how to open your own school, and more. The keynote speaker will be Cheryl Jackson-Williams. There will
also be a raffle and other activities. Advanced registration is required. The registration fee is $20, which will include breakfast and lunch. ECS staff will also be able to purchase bottled water for $1. Online students will be able to earn half a unit of Early Childhood Studies credit by attending the conference. The unit credit will cost the standard $13, the same as any half-unit course, and can be paid for after registration. The course number is ECS-325A with the synonym number 028818. Registered students can sign up on WebAdvisor. For more information contact Janice Fonteno at (510) 979-7496.
Fremont Symphony opens the season By Frankie Addiego Staff writer A formal crowd arrived at Ohlone’s Jackson theatre for the season opening of Fremont’s Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. The performance featured works by such composers as Prokofiev and Berlioz. It also featured a recent piece written about Fremont. The orchestra managed to showcase a very professional technical proficiency without sounding sterile or contrived. The audience rose as the orchestra opened with the “Star Spangled Banner.” Then Conductor David Sloss introduced a piece called
“Hymnus” - written by longtime San Francisco Symphony member Mark Volkert after he was commissioned by the Fremont Philharmonic earlier this year. While sections of the song were previously performed at an earlier Pops concert as “Fanfare For Fremont,” this was the first time the composition was played in its entirety. The Fremont Philharmonic was joined by guest pianist Kenric Tam for Prokofiev’s “Concerto No. 2 in G Minor for Piano and Orchestra.” Prokofiev is perhaps best known for his compositions “Peter and The Wolf” and the ballet of “Romeo and Juliet.” This earlier work from
1913 established him as something of an “enfant terrible,” according to Sloss. This selection proved to be the centerpiece of the evening, with Tam’s incredible piano playing astounding the audience. So powerful was his right-hand technique that it was easy not to notice that the rest of the orchestra had cut out during his solo spot. During the intermission, he told the Monitor that he had been playing for 11 years and that, “I plan to keep recording even when I get older.” After the intermission, the orchestra finished the evening with Hector Berloiz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” composed by Berlioz
in 1830. It was an autobiographical piece that represented his obsession with an actress he had seen in a production of Hamlet in an abstract way. The orchestra simulated sounds such as thunder and a head rolling with various percussion instruments. Ohlone’s Live Recording and Sound Reinforcement class recorded the performance. The instructor of this course, Tom Johnson, is also a tuba player in the orchestra. “He’s probably one of the best in the business,” said Fremont Symphony Orchestra Treasurer Susan L. Rose. “He’s a wonderful recording engineer.”
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Photo by Christa Meier Rehearsals on the set of the futuristic ‘Romeo and Juliet’ behind the Smith Center.
Drama class films intro for fall play By Emily BurKett Staff writer A dark alleyway filled with fog, garbage, and a broken-down car lit by surreal orange and purple light is not exactly the kind of place you’d want to wander down in the middle of the night. Yet that’s just what a score of theater students at Ohlone did. The Ohlone College theater has transformed the alley behind the Smith Center into a futuristic dystopia as the set for their version of “Romeo and Juliet.” The company filmed a three-minute prologue for the play last Thursday, Sept. 22. The corner was lit by the headlights of three cars, purportedly driven by the Capulets, Montagues and an ambiguous third-party gang. Threatening gang members dressed in all black with their loyalties delineated by their armbands stalked Romeo and Juliet as the couple made their way through the set.
The prologue ends with Romeo and Juliet cornered by the gangs and then cuts to the actual play as performed live by the company members. The special effects used by the company in the filmed prologue lent a very “Clockwork Orange” feel to the set. Dry ice generated fog leaked from the sewage grates and swirled in the contrasting lights. And that was just the prologue. The theater managed to condense a typically three-hour play into the space of one hour to accommodate the typical high school period. “We want students to say, ‘Hey, I can understand this,’” explained Theater Director Tom Blank. There’s a reason behind that. Working in collaboration with the Fremont Gang Suppression Task Force, the Ohlone Theater plans to tour the five different Fremont high schools, Newark Memorial, James Logan and several other high schools. The play centers around the
conflict between three gangs with “tasteful” bloodshed depicting the effects of gang violence. “At one point, one gang member scrapes out the eyeball of another gang member,” Blank explained gleefully. While it may seem gruesome, the violence is meant to convey a positive message. The troupe hopes to show students the danger in gang membership and discourage participation. In the same stroke, the Ohlone actors are demonstrating a positive outlet for excess time and energy in teenage lives. This is particularly poignant in light of the recent Kennedy stabbing. In fact, Kennedy High School booked the Ohlone play just after the stabbing. “The idea is to have Shakespeare language and an anti-gang violence message,” said Blank. The company has brought together a talented cast and crew including Mike Daw, the fight choreographer
for “The Three Musketeers.” Faculty hope that the play will generate an interest in theater with the high school population. Ohlone has provided a unique opportunity to students, allowing them to work with equipment and ideas that most graduate students would envy. Students were responsible for composing all music used in the play. The set is entirely student-built and was made to be collapsed and constructed in the space of 20 minutes, the typical prep time before a performance. The set also has to fit into the back of a car. It was designed to include built-in lighting, so the company can give a performance virtually anywhere. Ironically, the play features no swords, a bit unexpected for a Shakespeare piece. Instead, actors will be wielding knives, screwdrivers, and a good portion of the things passengers are no longer allowed to carry onto planes...
Health Center serves 20,000th student By Morgan Brinlee Feature editor There is nothing like serving your 20,000th customer - for most businesses, it means success has finally arrived. For the Ohlone College Health Center, it is much the same story. “Last week, we saw our 20,000th patient,” said Director and Nurse Practitioner Sally Bratton. “When I saw the number come up as 20,000 I screamed out ‘Yay’! That really shows how much work we do. That’s 20,000 people that would have had to get care somewhere else.” For confidentiality reasons, the patient's name cannot be disclosed; however, it is known that the 20,000th
patient was seen Sept. 19. “He is a nursing student,” Bratton said. “I wanted to ring bells and have balloons, or get a Starbucks gift card for the 20,000th patient, but about five minutes later, he walked through the door.” The Health Center here at Ohlone uses an electronic system to log and count their patients. This system has been in use since they moved into their current building location. “We’ve been using this system... I want to say, at least six years, but I’m not completely sure,” said Health Center Office Manager Janet Quijas. The program runs statistics for the center, reporting on how many patients were seen each month, what
they were seen for, what medications they were given, etc. Due to financial reasons, students who visit the college's Health Center are divided up into two groups. One group consists of students who come into the center and receive some sort of hands-on care. For example, ones who come in for treatment of an illness, injury, family planning, lab results, or xrays are counted as provider visits. These patients make up the 20,000 patient numbers. Every other student who visits the Health Center for over-the-counter medicine, questions, condoms, HIV testing, or mental health counseling are categorized as patient contacts and are not included in the patient
count in an effort to save money. For every patient seen, the Health Center is obligated to pay $2 of malpractice insurance. “I’ve probably seen 26,000 patient contacts,” said Bratton. The Ohlone College Health Center is funded solely through the student health fee. All health center salaries, supplies, and equipment are bought using money from the mandatory student health fee. This allows Bratton to check back with her patients without them having to pay a co-pay or doctors fee. “I like to practice continuity of care, kind of like Mom,” said Bratton. “I’m trying to teach students health care responsibility.”
Devil's Advocate By Anna Nemchuk Editor-in-chief
To ink? Maybe for a day or so. I've a love-hate relationship with NPR. I love the scholarly debates, but I prefer listening to music when driving. But if it weren't for them, the tattoo I would have gotten might have poisoned me. A gaggle of MDs and PhDs at Harvard have banded together and come up with tattoo ink that's safe, consistent in ingredients and, most importantly, very easily removed. The company, called Freedom-2, has taken the motto "Self Expression Without Regret" and run with it. The technology is based on biodegradable dyes bound to FDA-approved polymer beads that can be broken up with a single pass of a laser, allowing skin to harmlessly and tracelessly absorb the pigments. They're also looking into "Time Limited Tattoos" – applied similarly to traditional methods, but fading over a pre-determined span. Currently, each state in the U.S. settles on its own tattoorelated safety regulations and licenses are not hard to obtain. Modern tattoo removal means are less than perfect, often failing to complete the job and potentially releasing carcinogenic heavy metals into the system. My first thought was wary happiness. Imagine not stressing over having to bear a once-beloved design for the rest of your life, or spend your weight in gold to be rid of it. Piercings have long enjoyed a certain resigned recognition; the logic being that at least you could remove them and little evidence would remain. It's past time body ink took its spot in the limelight. I can see couples getting TLTs of each other's names, set to fade within a year – a much more original anniversary reminder than a calendar mark. "Do you see still love me, Honey? Okay, time to renew the ink." Terrible at telling time? Your "2007" design should disappear when 2008 comes knocking. Alma mater a matter of pride? A bushy evergreen with a four-year death toll will remind you to stay on track with classes. An ornate dragon scrolling luxuriously across her back can be wiped clean and traded for a backless Vera Wang wedding gown showcasing flawless, elegant bare skin, only to reappear a week later, his initials in the corner. In a world as uncontrollable as ours proves, man will ever strive to discipline his surroundings. Of everything in this life, your body should be yours to do with as you please, and anything that facilitates that in a safer, more joyous way is definitely a broadcast I'd tolerate NPR for. After all, now I know exactly what I'm waiting for with my first tattoo. Freedom-2 plans to release its products next year and more information can be found at www. freedom2ink.com
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Book Club to discuss ‘Fast Food Nation’ By Frankie Addiego Staff writer
This semester, Ohlone College’s Book Club will be discussing the fast food industry exposé “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” by American journalist Eric Schlosser. Chosen as this year’s selection by professor Mark Brosamer, the book criticizes the fast food industry, from their marketing practices to the methods used in raising livestock. “It made me cringe any time I drove by McDonald’s,” Brosamer said. The book was chosen to motivate people to examine not only the medical implications of fast food, but also the sociological ones. “Food is political,” Brosamer said, “one interesting thing about McDonald’s is that it was the first [fast food establishment] to introduce playgrounds... and tap into the ‘nag factor.’” The ‘nag factor’ uses children to persuade or force parents into spending money. The book, which grew out of serialized columns from “Rolling Stone” magazine, has been highly regarded in anti-global circles. “I chose this book, partly because of the popularity, not just of the book, but also the popularity of the movie ‘Super Size Me,’” he said, referring to a recent documentary that similarly takes on McDonald’s. While “Super Size Me” has been released to considerable acclaim, a movie based directly on “Fast Food Nation” has premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and will arrive in theatres on Nov. 17. The Book Club will hold its discussion on the book that day from 3 to 5 p.m. in Room 1307. “Fast Food Nation” is the first non-fiction book to be analyzed by
the Book Club. In the past, the club has examined novels such as “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas, and Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods.” In Fall 2005, the book club-in conjunction with the theatre department-held a discussion about the Moisés Kaufman play “The Laramie Project.” Ohlone’s Book Club has been on campus for about three years. According to club member K. G. Greenstein, it’s “a way for faculty and staff and students to talk about a book,” she said, “the book club forces you to read books you might not otherwise read... there aren’t any tests or anything.” Asked for her thoughts on the current selection, she said, “I haven’t read it yet but I look forward to [it].” Copies of “Fast Food Nation” are available in the library for $11.
Photo by Christa Meier The exposé ‘Fast Food Nation’ was published in January 2001. A young adult's novel and a film based on the popular book are to be released this fall.
ASOC hosts ‘Meet the Candidates’ By Manika Casterline Staff writer Only two candidates running for an Assosiated Students of Ohlone College (A.S.O.C) executive office showed up to the candidate forum held on Sept. 27, although there are seven individuals running for political office. The forum was relocated from the Quad to the Palm Bosque due to the current construction occurring around campus. Two out of the three presidential candidates addressed a small group during the ASOC hosted Club Day event. Presidential candidate Aisha Wahab spoke of her personal background as well as the experience she has from serving as ASOC secretary previously. She also discussed how she hopes to advance student priorities through the ASOC if she wins the presidency. Candice Kirk, another presidential candidate said, “My desire for all of you at this college is of course to challenge yourself, but also have a place that inspires you to take effective action in your lives, communities, and he world around you. There is no action like the action you attend to right now, not tomorrow, not a week from now, today, and every moment that drives you, This election is not about me, or him, her, or they. It’s about creating a basis for unity. This ship carries on when everyone kindly, yet assertively, does there part.” The elections will be on Oct. 3 and 4 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m and again from 5 to 7 p.m.
The new look of Ohlone’s WebAdvisor as of Sept. 21. Sleek, simplistic and functional.
WebAdvisor gets facelift By MICHAEL ABURAS Staff writer Students and faculty may have noticed a sleek new look and smoother performance from the latest version of WebAdvisor, blue accents and Ohlone green borders. Datatel, the company that publishes the on-line application, made it a requirement to use the updated version. To transition to the new version, the Student Services, Business Services, Admissions and Records, Financial Aid, Counseling, College Relations and Information Technology (IT) departments came together to create the Web Advisor Implementation Team (WAIT) composed of one member from each depart-
ment. The team met once a week to discuss the upgrade, analyze what the project's needs were and conduct the final testing. A second upgrade to WebAdvisor will add additional modules for administration staff. Users will be able to fill out absence sheets and process invoices online. Another future addition to Web Advisor will be the ability to post individual announcements for students and faculty. Student services will stay the same for now. Due to the change, the application has increased efficiency, speed and old glitches have been ironed out. “A previous glitch was if you hit the submit button more than once, because you’re impatient, it
would time out,” said Les Hedman director of IT. The issue with the back button has been resolved. If a student or faculty member is in the middle of a session and hits the back button, WebAdvisor will no longer time out. Additionally, the time out lengths have been changed from 10 to 20 minutes for students and 15 to 30 minutes for faculty to allow users more time to access services without being logged out. The updated version of WebAdvisor has been online since Thursday, Sept. 21. For answers to questions about WebAdvisor call the help desk at extension 7333 or go to http://help.ohlone.edu.
Health Center to get shots for flu season By ERIC DORMAN Staff writer
Students interested in fending off the flu this season will soon be able to get vaccinated at the Student Health Center. About 100 shots will be available. The vaccine will cost $15 for students and $20 for faculty. All students and faculty can to get a vaccine, although nursing students in particular are encouraged to get one, said Director of Student Health Services Sally Bratton. The vaccines are scheduled to be in by the end of October, she said. The program is aimed particularly at uninsured students who wish to be vaccinated, as well as health science students. In general, Bratton said, anyone with a compromised immune system, such as the elderly, and anyone with asthma, heart disease or a chronic illness, is at risk. Anyone can benefit from getting the flu vaccine, though, said Bratton. “It’s for anyone who wants to protect themselves.” Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that affects between 5 and 20 percent of the U.S. population every year, hospitalizing about 200,000 annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Symptoms include fever, tiredness, headache, sore throat and
muscle aches. Students can avoid these symptoms in the first place, though, said Bratton, by following basic hygiene advice such as not sharing pencils and washing one’s hands after touching things like doorknobs and shopping cart handles. Another way to ward off the flu is to take plenty of vitamin C. Bratton recommends 1000 mg for men and 500 mg for women. Flu season typically lasts from the middle of November to March, although it is usually not at its worst until December. The best time to get a vaccine is in October or November, but even a late shot in December can help. This year’s flu season, though, is not expected to
be as bad as in past few years. The program of providing flu shots for the campus has been going on for about ten years now, said Bratton. However, the numbers of shots have varied over the years, from as low as 50 to as many as 300.The student health center gives out a variety of vaccines every year, everything from hepatitis shots to tetanus to whooping cough vaccines. These vaccines cost $15 to $20 and are also paid for by Student Health fees, which run about $15 per semester. Students interested in getting a flu shot may go to the Student Health Center at Building 16 or call the center at 659-6258.
Campus Events September
3 Women’s Soccer -- 2 p.m. vs. Las Positas College here at Ohlone.
28 Club Day -- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Palm Bosque. Sponsored by the ASOC. Join one or more of Ohlone’s student clubs. 28 Deaf Space -- 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the NUMMI Theatre, Smith Center. Special speaker Dr. MJ Bienvenu, who is the chair of the ASL & Deaf Studies Department at Gallaudet University. He will speak to the college community about learning how deaf people see the world, designing and thinking about visu-centric space and visual freedom. Presentation will be in ASL and English interpretation will be provided. This event is free. 28 New Art Show -- “Violence Against Women, Women Against Violence.” This Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art theme show is ongoing and has been seen at many different venues. At each place, more artists join and new submissions are added. It will be displayed in the Louie Meager Art Gallery and can be seen Mon. - Fri. noon -3 p.m., and Wednesday evenings by appointment. The show ends on Oct. 10. Admission is free. 28 Gay/Straight Alliance Club -- In the Smith Center Green Room, Room SC116, at 2 p.m. A student club for gay/straight/bi/or curious students who meet to talk, make friends and meet like-minded people.
3-4 ASOC Elections - Come vote for your favorite candidates. Winners will be announced late Wednesday. 4 Women’s Water Polo -- 3:30 p.m. vs. Laney College. Event will be at Laney College in Oakland. 5 National Depression Screening Day -- 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and 4 -8 p.m. in the Student Health Center, Building 16. Event is designed to call attention to the symptoms of depression and anxiety disorders and to promote prevention, early detection and treatment of prevalent, under diagnosed and treatable mental health disorders. Allow 20 - 30 minuets for the actual screening process. 6 Brown Bag Seminar: The Physics of Music -1 - 2 p.m. in Room 3201. . The purpose to is stimulate interest in and awareness of topics, trends, and careers in science. Special speaker will be Charles D. Hepburn. This event is free. Refreshments will be served. 6 Men’s Water Polo -3:30 p.m. vs. Solano College. Event will be at Solano College in Fairfield. 10 Closing Reception for Art Gallery Show -- 6:30 - 9 p.m. in the Smith Cen-
ter. Reception for the show “Violence Against Women, Women Against Violence,” will include artists. 13 Women’s Soccer -- 4 p.m. vs. West Valley College here at Ohlone. 16 Disability Awareness Week Activities -- Some of the events for this day are: 11 a.m.- noon, Tim Piccirillo, a humorous motivational speaker will talk, in Room 7204. From noon to 1 p.m. BBQ in the Quad hosted by Fresh and Natural. 17 Men’s Soccer -- 4 p.m. vs. Hartnell College here at Ohlone. 17 Disability Awareness Week Activities -- Some of the events for this day are: 11 a.m. - noon, Gary Karp, introduced by Dr. Treadway, will speak in Room 7204. From noon - 1 p.m. Lunch hosted by MeCHa Club.
speak in Room 7204. Noon - 1 p.m. lunch hosted by APASA Club. 20 Women’s Soccer -- 4 p.m. vs. Chabot College here at Ohlone.
CLASSIFIEDS admin assistant -Work part-time for an Art Gallery. Work includes answering phones, data-entry and projects. Ideal for art student/enthusiast. $1015/hr. Hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Call (510) 494-8828 or fax resume to: (510) 494-8898. Seeking piano instructor -- Looking for a person to take piano lessons from. Must be affordable and in the Fremont area. Please call (510) 304-
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2538. Hospitality STAFF -- Experienced part time waitstaff, bartenders & cooks wanted in the East Bay & South Bay. Flexible schedule. Interesting work. Great locations. Won’t interfere with your study time. Email: Steelec@partystaff.com or call Steele at (925) 746-0506 HAPPY FISH Swim School -- Seeking smart, friendly swim instructors to work with children & adults. Indoor heated pool open seven days a week. Pays $9/hr-$12/hr DOE. Part Time Availability, Fun Environment, & Friendly People. Flexible/Steady schedule works well with school schedule. Print application at www. SwimHappyFish.com.
18 Women’s Water Polo -- 3 p.m. vs. DeAnza College here at Ohlone. 18 Men’s Water Polo -- 4 p.m. vs. DeAnza College here at Ohlone. 18 Disability Awareness Week Activities -- Some of the events for this day are: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. wheelchair basketball introduced by Fred Hilke in the Epler Gym. From 11:30 a.m. - Noon Q &A Adaptive P.E. From 11 a.m. to noon Michael Muir will
29 Women’s Water Polo -- 2 p.m. vs. Sacramento City College here at Ohlone. 29 Men’s Soccer -- 4 p.m. vs. Evergreen Valley College at Ohlone.
October 1 Italian Family Festa -11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Santana Row in San Jose. Event will feature authentic Italian foods, a variety of continuous entertainment, arts and crafts, raffle prizes, children’s corner, historic photo display and more. 2 APASA Meeting -- 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., in Room 2201. The Asian Pacific American Student Association, a club on campus, meets every Monday. Everyone is welcome. 3 Men’s Soccer -- 4 p.m. vs. Chabot College here at Ohlone.
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First and 10
By JEFF WEISINGER Sports writer
By RAHUL BATRA Staff writer
T.O. suicide try shows job stress
Saints come marching in
They get to play a game for a living and get paid millions of dollars to do it. While the rest of us work a “9-5 job” and get paid enough for rent. Professional athletes have nothing to worry about except the game they play…right? Amidst all the money and accolades, we do forget that pro athletes are people, just like us, too. By now, most of us have heard about the reported suicide attempt by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens. Owens, who used to play for the San Francisco 49ers and with the Philadelphia Eagles, ingested 35 pain killers, and reportedly told paramedics that he tried to harm himself. Although Owens, and those around him deny his apparent suicide attempt during Wednesday’s press conference in Dallas, the evidence of the 35 ingested pain killers and the answers to paramedics on the way to the hospital Tuesday night where he was treated for an overdose. During the Cowboys game against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 17, Owens body language on the sideline showed that he just wasn’t happy. Do any 49er fans remember the game against the Green Bay Packers a couple years back? Terrell Owens caught a pass from then 49ers quarterback Steve Young for a touchdown that helped San Francisco win the game. When he got back on the sideline, he started crying uncontrollably. For your information, those weren’t tears of joy. We see Terrell Owens as an arrogant wide receiver, who once accused former teammate Jeff Garcia of being gay, and Donovan McNabb of playing scared and throwing up in the huddle during Super Bowl XXXIX about two years ago. Former Philadelphia Eagle Hugh Douglas, who was a teammate of Owens, said in an interview with ESPN’s Steven A. Smith that people “looked at T.O. the football player, they didn’t look at T.O. the man and what he’s dealing with outside of football.” Terrell Owens’ issues aren’t from football. His arrogance is a cover for all his issues. We, as the fans, do not look at professional athletes as regulars, we look at them as arrogant. But how much of it is a cover from having to deal with the real world? At the end of the day, players want to play well so they can get paid and live their lives and not be under the microscope. Suicide accounts for the deaths of 30,000 people per year, most of the victims of suicide suffered from cases of depression. More people die from suicide than those who die from HIV/AIDS.
Take that, Katrina! The Saints are finally home. In what many had anticipated as another dismal season, a triumphant homecoming changed all that. The New Orleans Saints had their home opener, in primetime on Monday Night Football, seen by more than 11 million viewers. With a sold-out, $185 million renovated Superdome, thousands still displaced from their homes and a city still a long way from being fully restored and rebuilt, the Saints defeated a playoff contender team in the Atlanta Falcons. Strutting a new lineup on offense with Drew Brees at quarterback, soon-to-be breakout runningback Reggie Bush and a new coaching staff led by head coach Sean Payton, the Saints overcame all odds and lifted a city’s spirit that was still suffering from Hurricane Katrina nearly 13 months later. Just 90 seconds into the game, the Saints blocked a punt attempt from Atlanta and recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. From that moment, the party had started! The crowd became loud and boisterous and didn’t subside until the next morning. Along with three John Carney field goals, an 11-yard run by Devery Henderson and the blocked punt for a touchdown, the Saints defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-3, to improve their record to 3-0 on the young season. For a defense to hold the “Michael Vick Show” to three points is superb. The Falcons rushed for over 300 yards in the previous week against Tampa Bay with Warrick Dunn and Michael Vick both rushing for over 100 yards. However, on Monday night, the Saints defense beat up Vick and Dunn and held them to just a 117 rushing yards total. Vick’s lousy game continued only completing 12 of 37 pass attempts for 137 yards. Alge Crumpler dropped a pass in the end zone with no one around him, which would have tied the game for the Falcons. Even the referees, who also seemed to have been drawn in by the uplifting spirit of New Orleans, allegedly helped out by picking up a flag on a questionable pass interference call that would have extended the Falcons’ drive late in the third quarter. The only thing that didn’t go right for the Saints was Reggie Bush still not scoring his first career touchdown. He’ll look to achieve that in Carolina next week. With the nation at their side, the Saints’ third win tied their total amount of wins all last year.
Photo by Manika Casterline Jaimee Munson aims for the volleyball while her teammate Elaina Lara concentrates on the team strategy, while opponents from Monterey focus on their next move.
Volleyball team loses to Monterey By BrittANy Wilson Staff writer A rough start by the Women’s Volleyball Team just got a bit rougher. After an 0-3 start to the season, the Lady Renegades volleyball team looked to rebound against Monterey Peninsula College last night at home. A 3-0 loss last night wasn’t exactly what they had in mind. The team did, however, seem to show signs of improvement. Head Coach Jamie Cortez said the goal this year is to have the team improve each day. That is still in the works. Monterey Peninsula seemed near unstoppable in the first match, as their counterparts from Ohlone
seemed confused. Monterey Peninsula won the first match 30-7. The teams play the best three out of five matches. The Lady Renegades would show signs of life, let alone improvement in the second match with Aleece Chastain, Jaimee Munson and Melanie Inouye leading the way. However it wasn’t enough, as Monterey Peninsula would end up winning the second match 30-19, making the score 2-0 in favor of Monterey Peninsula. Ohlone would not be able to gain any momentum in the third match, as Monterey Peninsula would win the third match 30-18, and the game 3-0. In spite of the tough loss, Coach Cortez does look forward to the rest
of the season, and the development of ex-swimmer turned volleyball player Maija Sjogren. The Lady Renegades volleyball team looks forward to their next game, and maybe a win as they will travel to San Jose to take on San Jose City College tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. They will end up playing four of their next five games at home.The team will play West Valley College on Oct. 4, and Cabrillo College on Oct. 11, both games at Ohlone. They will travel to Cañada College in Redwood City on Friday, Oct. 13 for their only road game of the month, then will return home a week later to take on Gavilan College on Oct. 20, and San Jose City College on Oct. 25.