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November 10, 2011
Photos by Simon Tang It is easy to not notice the things that are around us on a day-to-day basis. However, sometimes we should stop at take a look and rediscover the beauty in the things that surround us. See more campus life images on Page 4.
As dust settles from Nardollilo residency scandal questions rise about trustee Greg Bonaccorsi By MANIKA CASTERLINE Editor-in-Chief and JOE NICHOLS Opinions editor
The Ohlone College Board of Trustees is under harsh scrutiny with the resignation of trustee Nick Nardollilo, which went into affect on Oct. 30 amid allegations of voter fraud. During the Nov. 9 meeting, the Board unanimously voted in favor of appointing an individual to serve out the rest of Nardolillo’s term, which expires in December 2012
and the job posting will be listed on the Ohlone website effective Nov. 10. According to Nardolillo’s attorney Leon Mezzetti Jr. the District Attorney’s office has yet to file formal charges against Nardolillo. “There are ongoing discussions with the D.A’s office,” Mezzetti said. The charges may be filed within the next month or so, according to Mezzetti and are related to Nardollilo’s residency domicile. While the Nardollilo news broke on Oct. 26, the Board met for a workshop. At the
same time, the residency of another board member was questioned. Trustee Greg Bonaccorsi put his Fremont residence on Fairbrook Drive on the market in April and received an acceptable offer for it in September. Bonaccorsi then moved into a rental located at 572 Clamath Place, which is still within Fremont and said that he spends five nights a week there. Bonaccorsi clarified that prior to Nardollilo’s departure he had consulted with Ohlone College President
Gari Browning and the Registrar of Voters to make sure that he was in compliance with election law. This comes as the board considers redistricting options. The public was able to voice its views on the subject Wednesday. Former board member Bob Brunton said, “The board should go to five members elected at large.” After the 2010 census data was received, the district was notified that it might be in violation of the 2002 California Voters Rights Act, according
to Board Chair Rich Waters. With Newark comprising 16 percent of the residents of the district, it is considered overrepresented and redistricting plans were sought to remedy this problem. “The changes have to be made by March 2012,” Watters said. Final approval for the redistricting is in the hands of the Board, he said. Under the Voters Right Act, it makes special exceptions for school boards to accept or reject redistricting in-house, rather than holding a special election.
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Occupy Oakland protest becomes violent By JAMIE LAM Staff writer
Inspired by the larger movement Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Oakland has taken the Bay Area by storm. However, what once inspired change and citizens to take action has turned to violence. The addition of a fringe society named “Black Bloc” has overwhelmed the media, turning Occupy Oakland’s intentions to seem aggressive and definitely not for the progress of the city.
I believe that what Occupy Oakland is fighting for is fair. At one point, with its peaceful protests, it was truly taking a stance for what it believed was its right – and eventually convinced the City Hall to listen to what it wanted. However, blending in with the innocuous demonstrators is the Black Bloc, which has started vicious fires and broken store windows. In these actions alone, city officials have been angered and less willing to change policies. Masked by this
violence as well is what the protest is fighting for: equality. Civilians cannot overlook this aggressive resort. I think Black Bloc completely undermines the integrity of what Occupy Oakland is doing. Thus far, many members of Occupy Oakland have done what they could to separate its cause from Black Bloc’s. In previous years, Black Bloc has traveled around the world to join these protests, many of which began peacefully.
While Black Bloc’s is a tactic that many may choose to use to get their voices heard, history has shown us that these efforts do not necessarily help a case where reform is needed. Occupy Oakland, and even Occupy Wall Street, is not about overthrowing the government; it is about exposing the corruption of big corporations and fighting to get equal rights for the lower and middle class and to create an economy not completely owned by the richest in our government. Occupy Oakland has only
been escalating in violence. I find the only way Occupy Oakland can reform to its original state of glory and support is by taking the high road. By associating themselves with Black Bloc, Occupy Oakland may sway the government to close the encampment down, with all the costs flying through the roof. If the group activists resume their peaceful protests and take a stand. If the group activists resume their peaceful protests and take a stand with their dignity intact.
Districts should close schools as last resort By JOE NICHOLS Opinion editor
disruption it causes for the students staff and their families far outweigh the monetary With many school dis- savings made by the districts. tricts across California facing There are many other opmounting budget deficits, tions that school districts most are looking at how to deal should explore before they with the budget shortfalls. consider closing schools. The answer for some disThe district should try to tricts is to consolidate and make cuts to other departclose schools. I believe that ments such as maintenance, this should only be used as professional development a last resort. The amount of and\ new equipment.
This option could, over time, yield a large savings. Another cost-cutting measure that districts should investigate is cutting salaries of the district and school administrators. This should start at the top with the district superintendent and go all the way to the school principals. This could save districts a large sum of money over time. Another savings method
is for districts to sell excess equipment and other inventory. Depending on the amount of excess inventory and equipment the district has it could bring the district good money. The last option would be to cut the amount of administrators from the district level down to the individual schools. I believe that if many of the middle schools and
high schools with multiple principals would be wise to cut down their number of administrators. This could become a large savings in the long term. These measures would save the districts money and keep the money in the classroom. If schools do need to be closed it should be done in a way to avoid disruption for the students.
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Has Occupy Oakland gotten out of hand?
“Most people are sticking true to it and it is not out of hand.”
“Yes, because there is a lack of leadership.”
“Yes, because the police are over reacting.”
“The protesters aren’t, but the police are getting out of hand.”
“No, I don’t think it’s out of hand.”
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By SALLY HUO Staff writer
Occupying the street With serious problems facing the world and us, I find it difficult to be even the slightest bit concerned over trivial matters such as the demise of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humpries’ 72-day marriage and whether or not Justin Bieber fathered a baby. As it is I’m still trying to understand what the whole Occupy movement stands for. Is it the counter to the Tea Party movement? Now the Tea Party ideology swept into power last fall by solidifying its national rallies including one held by pundit Glenn Beck and featuring former Alaska Gov Sarah Palin and turning it into winning congressional seats. Those Tea Party victories however, aren’t leading results. It makes me question that the Tea Party has lost the momentum that it once had. Clearly, it doesn’t have longevity. I don’t see the Occupy Wall Street as any different, when it is roughly the same message that too much governmental involvement in free market capitalistic democracy is essentially detrimental to our society. The Tea Party argues in favor of lower taxes and Occupy Wall Street feels the same way. They are both identical on the talking points, but attractive to different demographics for some unexplainable reason. The movements tap into the general discontent of the American people and make a great deal of sense when looking at President Obama’s time in office. Obama was elected on the soaring rhetoric of change and hope. It is easy to see that we have been shortchanged by our government with more of the same. True, there was a majority of the electorate who bought into the hype surrounding the contentious election between Obama and Republican challenger John McCain, who is still the senator of Arizona. Young people turned out to support Obama’s promises, which in hindsight have been broken over the last four years. While Occupy Wall Street claims that it’s a revolution, it is just a mob of groupthink rather than substantial policy.
Since tattoos have become popular among teenagers, the question of how to prevent damage from the tattoo is rising. The body art presentation will take place at Ohlone College to educate college students on how to get tattoos safely on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Smith Center. It will be conducted by experts from Sacramento State University and U.C. Davis. “I think it is a really good opportunity for students to realize how to get a tattoo harmlessly. Many community colleges did those kinds of presentations before. We have been handing information for three years referring them to a website,” said Sally Bratton, director of the Ohlone Health Center. According to the website besmartwithbodyart.org, “Tattoos are a newly fash-
ionable body art that inserts indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.” The safety of tattoos depend on what kind of chemical or ink the artist uses. Because a tattoo requires breaking the layers of skin, it carries health risks such as allergic reactions or getting diseases as Hepatitis C. Students need to be careful about where they go to get a tattoo.The presentation will focus on teaching students how to prevent body harm and get good tattoo at the same time. The panel will also discuss the tattoo process in order to let students understand what the consequences are after they get a tattoo. “It is really common for Ohlone students to get tattoos, but they do not recognize so many things they should pay Photo courtesy of Sephora attention if they want to get Tattoo artist Kat von D has taken tattoo culture tattoos. Thus, the presentation mainstream by appearing in the reality shows “Miis a good way to learn about ami Ink” and “L.A Ink.” details,” said Bratton.
E-Waste to be disposed of at fundrasier By JAMIE LAM Staff writer
It’s hard to part with old school laptops and desktops, but with the holiday season coming up on us, it’s time to live the philosophy of “out with the old and in with the new.” Donate used electronic goods on Nov. 12, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Ohlone College will host an eWaste fundraiser to collect used electronic equipment such as computers, laptops and monitors at Ohlone
College’s parking lot B. Free to the faculty and students, the fundraiser targets mostly the Ohlone community. Ohlone College is home to the Silicon Valley Students Recycling Used Technology (SVStRUT) program. “Over the years, the Ohlone students have refurbished hundreds of computers and donated them back to needy schools and organizations,” said Ohlone Professor Richard Grotegut. SVStRUT wants to make sure that whatever eWaste
donations are not reusable are properly recycled. CT-Recycling, in partnership with Ohlone, is making sure everything will be properly disposed. All funds from the recycling will go towards supporting Ohlone’s ASOC-CNET student-run computer help desk. The help desk which helps offer free assistance with computer problems to students attending Ohlone College. Ohlone students can get involved by volunteering at the event, which involves
running the help desk and working with SVStRut. “Students will be on hand for the two recycling days coming up on Friday and Saturday,” said Grotegut. Remaining students can contribute by bringing their eWaste on Friday and Saturday. For those who do not attend Ohlone College, the fundraiser will be only be available on Saturday. There are various fees regarding what is donated – ranging from 50 cents to $30.
Library card stamps not a thing of the past By SALLY HUO Staff writer
those steps old-fashioned in modern society?” “The most important reason Most Ohlone College stu- for us to use card stamps is dents have had experiences saving paper and keeping the borrowing books from a li- campus green,” said Jamillah brary. Gabriel, lead library techniSome students complain cian. that the library is not elec“Commonly, after students tronic and question: “Are check out the books, they will
receive a paper receipt. But we want to save the paper,” said Gabriel. Using the card stamp is not the old-fashioned way for a library, Gabriel said. “The library is an electronic library, according to Emily Grantz, learning resources technician.
“We took the convenient way for students to borrow books from the library and the process is truly automated.” According to Grantz the system automatically sends information to the library system when checking out and students can renew materials through the online system.
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Photos by Simon Tang and Joe Nichols Campus life is captured through photographs. Jaren Feeley gently plays a ukelele in the palm bosque under the midafternoon sun. At top right a lily blooms on campus. Bottom right, colorful textile designs and art work hang on display in the President’s office.
William and Kate have nothing on Edward and Bella By AMY SCOTT Features Editor
The end is nigh. The end of the “Twilight Saga,” that is. The seemingly long running franchise is beginning the end of its movie franchise. At least, hopefully it’s ending. Books keep getting pitched, so let’s wish really hard there are no more movies at 11:11 a.m. on Nov. 11. God forbid if the minor side character, Bree Tanner, once again gets any more limelight. Let’s face it, Edward was able to figure out who was trying to kill Bella, not Bree Tanner.
“Breaking Dawn” is the final movie in the saga, and starts with the wedding of Edward and Bella. How cute. The subsequent problems after the wedding, in true archetype fashion, roll out as predictably as they come. Such as, Bella and Edward somehow being blessed with a half-human and half-vampire baby. Or that Bella would finally become a vampire after letting her loving husband gnaw on her like a doggy chew-bone to get their mutant baby out, which consequently was a high-risk pregnancy.
Peaslee took Parks’ lecture class more than 10 years ago, and recalled his story of going from an Ohlone student to a relatively successful sound producer. He grew up in Fremont and currently lives in Alameda. “From what I learned from Professor Parks, the world is accessible if you learn how to improvise,” said Peaslee. “I got my first job a month after graduating,” said Peaslee. He then went on to work for a video game company, where he separated himself from his competition. Earning the Mix Foundation TEC award in
Photo courtesy of Summit Entertainment Because, somehow when you’re pregnant with a child who is a half blood-sucker,
it’s going to have no negative consequences at all – except maybe Jacob “imprinting” on a newborn vampire. That was a bit of a curve ball, even for Stephanie Meyer. I didn’t think she’d go down that road, but she sort of sprinted the 5k down it. Due to its apparent length, the movie version of the book has been split into two parts. But chances are, it’s to reap even more revenue from the already highly profitable franchise. Friday, Nov. 18 marks the premiere of the first part of “Breaking Dawn.” To commemorate the pre-
miere, movie theaters have been showing the first three movies every Tuesday to celebrate the momentous occasion. Fans can relive Edward and Bella’s relationship, as it hits every beautiful bump in the road of predictability. I’m dripping with sarcasm, if you haven’t been able to tell already. The first two movie dates have already passed. “Twilight” was shown Nov. 1 and “New Moon” was shown on Nov. 8. However, there is still time for fans to catch “Eclipse” on Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in local theaters.
2007 while working for the “Tomb Raider” video game franchise, he won the award while working on “Tomb Raider: Legend.” According to his website, Peaslee “specializes in high end virtual instrument and instrument sample library production, design and programming, field and studio production, recording and engineering, sound design and Foley, cinematic audio and mixing, soundtrack composition, voice directing and acting, and audio post production for film and animation.” Peaslee did most of the talking and his lecture was
studded with anecdotes and advice for the Ohlone students’ future. Rather than suggest being a good student, he explained that being a good worker, listener, and independent thinker can provide enough support for a great career. He advocated that community colleges offer something four-year universities don’t: hands-on experience and flexibility in courses. Everything is done by the book, theoretically, in fouryear colleges. “You have to approach the problem from a practical but creative perspective,” Peaslee said.
According to him, that’s the advantage of going to a community college versus a university. However, he says the best skill to learn is how to improvise. “One thing that you may need to do is improvise,” Peaslee said. “Be flexible. Be able to roll with the punches.” Peaslee, despite being a prodigal-like success in his craft, still labels himself as a high school dropout. However, his tenure shows the value of education, especially at a school like Ohlone. “Ohlone tries to pride them
Alumni give advice to students for job success By NAVIN KRISHNAN Staff writer
A couple of successful Ohlone alumni visited the campus Nov. 4 and participated in a lecture class taught by Journalism Professor Bill Parks. Chris Marshall and Mike Peaslee walked in to Parks’ classroom bearing a serious attitude to inform Ohlone students that the existence of the college posed an opportunity for them. The two business partners pumped up an everyday lecture into an anecdotal powerhouse.
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Helms is November Faculty of the Month By ASHLEY LAM Staff writer
Professor Sheldon Helms has earned the Faculty of the Month title for November. He is a well-loved psychology teacher and in his 11 years of teaching at Ohlone, he has created three courses, including Experimental Psychology, Social Psychology and Abnormal Psychology, not to mention his active role as the faculty adviser of the Ohlone Psychology Club. Outside of Ohlone, Helms is on the board of numerous sciPhoto by Nichole Merrilees ence and skepticism groups. Wayne Yuen, faculty of Sheldon Helms serves as the Psychology Department faculty adviser for the praised Helms as an educator. Psychology Club and has ”He’s most concerned about been at Ohlone for 11 teaching and the speaker years. series, his leadership of the
psychology club and what I hear from his students speaking about him, he truly is a fantastic educator,” said Yuen. Specifically, Yuen talked about Helms’ contributions to the Psychology Club. “I think one of the greatest contributions he’s given the college is the psychology speaker series that he’s held for the past few years.” “It has truly been a fantastic series and Ohlone is really lucky to have him start that up,” said Yuen. Helms is also responsible for organizing the psychology seminar featuring Anthony Pratkanis earlier last month. Helms said he was especially grateful for being a part of the Ohlone community as he was able to start the psychol-
ogy speaker series. “One of the best things about being a faculty member at Ohlone is that I’m afforded the freedom to set my own goals and the support to help me achieve them,” Helms said. “The best example of this is the Ohlone Psychology Club Speaker Series; the ASOC and many staff and faculty members have been incredibly supportive of the series, providing us with advice, funding, advocacy and a lot of cheer leading and messages of appreciation.” “That kind of team effort makes me feel like I’ve won the lottery every time I come to work,” said Helms. Helms is also defined and praised for his engaging and knowledgeable persona.
“Sheldon and I get in to debates occasionally and whether or not he gets me to change my mind about things,” said Yuen. “I usually end up walking away learning something new,” said Yuen. Helms added, “With all the incredible faculty here at Ohlone, it feels great to have been selected as Faculty of the Month. As I’ve told others, I just do my job and try my best to serve our students.” Just in this past month, Helms has already received praise for earning his title of Faculty of the Month. “I feel consistent appreciation from my students, but to receive messages from my colleagues is especially rewarding and reinvigorating,” said Helms.
Green books to replace the traditional blue books By BEN ROSETE Staff writer
Ohlone College’s bookstore has begun selling a new edition of the standard Blue Books that are green. The new Green Books are a more ecological version of the conventional paperback composition booklets with the same content. “In terms of composition, length, and purpose, they are the same as the Blue Books,” said Jaime Scobel, who serves as the assistant manager at the Campus Bookstore, Scobel is one of the people responsible for bringing the books to the store. “However, the main and most important difference between the new books and the old is the fact that the Green Books are made with more than 30 percent recycled
paper.” Previously, Scobel worked at Sacramento State University, where she first encountered the Green Books on sale at the campus. When she transferred to Ohlone College and began working with the bookstore, she decided that the project she first saw at Sacramento State would be worthwhile to implement at Ohlone college. “The main idea behind applying this idea at Ohlone is to push for the school to become more environmentally aware,” said Scobel. “There is no difference in cost for production or cost to the student with the Green Books.” “This is really the one defining quality of the product; at no additional fee, we are able to create a more environmentally conscious version of a tradi-
tional material,” said Scobel. Roaring Spring, a stationary and paper products company, is the main distributor and producer of the Green Books. Roaring Spring made an agreement with Follett to supply Ohlone with shipments of the booklets. “Working with Follett made it easier for the bookstore to acquire these books, as they specialize in finding and obtaining these products,” she said. “Our ultimate goal with this project is to phase out the use of the Blue Books by students and teachers and instead replace them with the Green Books.” “Already, we have started to sell more environmental Photo by Nichole Merrilees products in the campus store.” “Over time, we hope Green Books are an enviromentally friendly version Ohlone will become a ‘green- of the traditionally known Blue Books. The intention is to phase Blue Books out of the system. er’ college,” Scobel said.
Campus Security beefed up since kidnapping attempt By BEN ROSETE Staff writer
Some students and faculty at Ohlone College may still remember the kidnapping attempt on campus which occurred on Sept. 13, 2010. Steven Tekam, a former student at Ohlone, was arrested under five criminal charges
including attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment and theft of a vehicle two days after having committed the offense. Since then, Campus Police Services have made a number of modifications and improvements to the present safety measures and services. “The incident last fall semester helped alert the
campus to the presence of crime and reminded people to remain aware,” said Steve Osawa, Chief of Campus Police Services. Since that event, the campus has hired one additional trained officer, a decision made with the approval and direction of College President Gari Browning.
“The addition of one more individual to Campus Police brings our number of officers to what it should be by law,” said Osawa. This is one of several modifications made over the past year to improve campus security. The expansion of these systems has been gradual and
not necessarily caused by the incident he said. For example, the escort service available to Ohlone staff and students has been in place since 2000. According to the Campus Security Report, the amount of crimes committed on the college grounds has been decreasing.
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selves in giving real-world experience,” said Peaslee. “Ohlone over-delivers in a way. You get way more than your money’s worth. You get a real education.” Chris Marshall graduated from UC Berkeley, a contrast to Peaslee being a dropout and learning from, according to him, gut-wrenching work
ethic. Peaslee made it clear that in any profession, only the humble and hardworking are able to succeed. Unlike most producers, Marshall and Peaslee are successful enough to make a profit “most of the time,” Peaslee said. However, this path is much tougher than it looks. According to Peaslee, it
takes 80 or more hours a week for three months to produce a track. “Production is a thing that you cannot describe, you just do it,” he said. On top of that, they do it from scratch. Marshall and Peaslee produce all recording using home production. “In our business, a lot comes from urban explora-
tion,” said Peaslee. Peaslee still recalls his time on the Ohlone Monitor being practically useful. For example, Peaslee recalls a job where he pressed papers with hot wax onto the paper when he worked for the Monitor. He didn’t think it was useful, until he had to do the exact same thing in a job
“More than anything came from the Monitor; we were all in together. You made your own rules. You start to realize how serious it all is. I became features editor. It was kind of a thrill,” said Peaslee. Peaslee advised that for those in office fields or any workforce in general, the key is not to shut oneself out, but to “shut up and listen.”
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Volleyball Boxing world mourns loss of Joe Frazier ending season strong By KYLE NORDEEN Sports editor
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a shot at being in the playoffs for the first time in a long time – is the force behind the fortitude. “What keeps us going is the chance of making the playoffs for the first time in years.” Ohlone won’t be a top-seed or a guaranteed super-team. Instead they will try to win the way they won against most teams this season – with heart. “Having a goal like that is what keeps the fire burning,” said Peñaflor. The volleyball team is now sitting with an overall record of 15-6 this season and a 6-4 record in Coast Conference play. Ohlone will begin its playoff schedule on Nov. 22 — and hopefully to the state championship in December.
The boxing world — and sports world, for that matter— lost an all-time great Tuesday when Smokin’ Joe Frazier died at the age of 67 after a short battle with liver cancer. Perhaps best known for always living in the shadow of the charismatic Muhammad Ali, Frazier finished his career with a record of 32-4-1; his four losses coming only to Ali and the great George Foreman. Smokin’ Joe was the first man to put a blemish on Ali’s record, but would lose the last two encounters between two of the sports most esteemed legends. While slightly undersized in physical stature, few could match the pressure and ferocity which he brought to the ring. Frazier only weighed 205 pounds when he won his first heavyweight title in 1970, but finished his career with 27 KO’s.
Photos courtesy of Geoffrey Hirsch Above: Muhammad Ali lands a solid right on Joe Frazier during “The Thrilla in Manila” in 1975. Above Right: Frazier during a training session. Right: Geoffrey Hirsch’s invitation to Frazier’s planned victory party after his bout with Ali. In 1975, he and Ali went toe-to-toe in one of boxing’s greatest fights when they met in Quezon City, Philippines — the third and final bout in one of the sweet science’s greatest trilogies. Dubbed “The Thrilla in Manila,” Ali and Frazier went
head-to-head for 15 rounds — each one tagging the other with heavy blows — before referee Eddie Futch stopped the fight due to both of Frazier’s being swollen shut. Ohlone’s own math professor, Geoffrey Hirsch, managed to obtain a press pass from
his home town of Ojai and photographed the event. Hirsch was in Ali’s corner during the bout and Frazier’s flying mouthpiece, as seen in the photo, landed just a few feet from him.
November 10 - Be Smart with Body Art Smith Center 11 a.m.
14 - Inter Club Council (ICC) Meeting Room 7101 4:30 p.m. 10 - Women’s Volleyball Monterey Peninsula College 15 - America Recycles Day (away) at Ohlone College: 6:30 p.m. Help Plant the Seeds for the Outdoor Learning and 11 - Veteran’s Day Holiday Research Lab, Ohlone College closed - an Urban Farm and No classes Soil Lab for Recycled Materials 11 - Men’s Water Polo Ohlone College, CCCAA Nor Cal Regional’s Newark Center All day 9:30 a.m. 12 - Ohlone College 15 - Facilities Committee Super Flea Market Meeting Parking lots E and H Room 7108 8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12 - University of San 15 - How to Choose Your Francisco Open House at Major the University of (Transfer Workshop) San Francisco HH-114 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 12 - eWaste Collection 15 - Technology Fundraiser at Ohlone Committee Meeting College Room 7104 Ohlone College, 3:30 p.m. Parking Lot B 9 a.m. 15 - ASOC Meeting Room 7101 14 - College Council 4 p.m. Meeting Room 7101 15 - Respiratory 3 p.m. Therapist Program Information 14 - General Education Meeting Subcommittee Meeting Room NC-2222, Room 7104 Newark campus 3 p.m. 6:30 p.m.
16 - Foundation Executive Committee Meeting Foundation Office 8 a.m. 16 - Thanksgiving Feast (Campus Activites) Cafeteria, Building 5, second floor 11 a.m. 16 - Budget Committee Meeting Room 7101 12:30 p.m. 16 - International Club Event: Learn Chinese calligraphy and take pictures of traditional clothes at the photo booth Outside of the Bookstore, Building 5, first floor 11 a.m. 17 - Fall 2011 Last day to drop from full-term classes with a W grade 17 - Soul Surge (Campus Activites) Cafeteria, Building 5, second floor 11 a.m. 18 - Andrew Lam, “East Eats West: Reflections of Vietnamese Diaspora” (Speech Club Speaker Series) Room 2133 1 p.m.
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SPORTS Women’s soccer breaks even against CCSF
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By NAVIN KRISHNAN Staff writer
A hopeful Ohlone team on the ropes and desperate for a win marched into Tuesday’s game looking for an opportunity to separate its season from the norm and ended up with a tie on sophomore night. The field stands were packed as the Renegades clashed with a feisty City College of San Francisco (CCSF) team. What started as a reason for Ohlone to hang its head (2-0 at the half) ended up being a contest filled with drama and tension. As the Renegades took on CCSF in the first half, things started to look gloomy. The Renegades fought and bartered for an edge that seemed impossible to attain, whether it was from out-ofbounds plays or penalty kicks. No matter what they tried, the ball didn’t roll their way. But they didn’t quit. They came back in the second half with a ferocity
Renegades came in the final seconds. Ohlone was down 2-1, and desperate for a goal to tie the game up. They dribbled the ball up the field, but had it kicked out. The referee signaled for a corner kick; the perfect opportunity for Ohlone to take control. The kick landed in a pile of Ohlone and CCSF players, bounced around and then was finally kicked in at the last second, literally, by the Renegades. However, that break came Photo by Kyle Nordeen just after a bit of controversy. Jessica Hernandez fires a shot on goal from the edge A CCSF player and an of the box during Ohlone’s 2-2 draw against CCSF. Ohlone player broke into a that was able to push back balance for Ohlone’s determi- fight that resulted in awardCCSF to the edge, evening nation. ing a CCSF player a red card. the score at 2-2. “Jessica Hernandez,” said “That kind of situation The first Ohlone goal came Ohlone head coach Larry is never a positive. It takes when Jessica Hernandez Heslin. away from what’s going on,” made a spectacular play, drib“She just went in, came off said Heslin. bling the ball from midfield, the bench, had a little bit of a “I thought the referee let severing her way through the lucky bounce, hit a little rut things get a little out of control. porous CCSF defense to smash in our field, popped up over San Francisco is a very physiin a goal. their goalie, and put us right cal team. Their girl reacted, That emphatic play ignited back into the game.” our girl did a pretty good job of the crowd and provided some The second goal for the holding her composure. [The
CCSF player] got sent off for doing something she shouldn’t have done.” Heslin stated having one less opposing player was good, but he also said,“You never want to see [a red card being handed out].” Nevertheless, it was an tie against a team with a solid record. “The girls were excited about it. It was important for us, for the playoffs,” Heslin said. “Getting that result from CCSF is huge. It was emotional and we fought to the last second. I thought our girls deserved at least a tie out of that. Just the effort they put in, the desire that they had. I couldn’t be happier. “We had that late chance, last minute in the first half, kind of adjusted, so we got [a goal] the last minute in the second half. It was tough to give up that goal. The Renegades play their final regular season game against Skyline tomorrow before beginning their playoff schedule on Nov. 19.
Ohlone volleyball tramples over tricky SJCC
By NAVIN KRISHNAN Staff writer
Ohlone treaded a unique but necessary path as it looked to knock off San Jose City College. It trampled SJCC 3-0 in what was a fantastic display of old-fashioned teamwork. It wasn’t an easy win, to say the least. “San Jose City College can be a tricky opponent,” said Ohlone head coach Jeremy Peñaflor. Anyone attending the game would notice its trademark trait. “They’re loud.” This audibly orchestrated distraction, Peñaflor explained, “can get to our girls if they pay attention to it.” Peñaflor also pointed out the scrappy defense and good individual play are key elements to have watched out for as the Renegades tangoed with another opponent en route to the playoffs. “To counter [their play] we have to set a standard of staying consistent within our system,” said Peñaflor. It took teamwork, acknowledged Peñaflor. “I truly believe that. Everybody contributed really well. It’s not so much the individuals that thrive in our system. “I think we played really good as a team, and defensively, we fed the offense.” Though it was totally a team effort, Peñaflor acknowledged Ohlone star Anna Ottavis as the glue, showing up just enough at the right times to seal the deal. In other words, she brought a brand of killer instinct.
has developed into a complete package. Now with most of the season under the Renegades’ belt, the only thing standing between them and their goal – a playoff seeding – is a series of games. The hardest thing in this situation, according to Peñaflor, is keeping one’s head up and staying consistent. “Preparing for the end of the season is hard,” he said. “It’s a constant battle of
Photo by Kyle Nordeen Selina Samorano (21) watches as Anna Ottavis (4) registers a kill during Ohlone’s victory over San Jose City College on Wednesday evening. “Anna’s been that person all year, being older [than most of her teammates],” Peñaflor said. Since she is slightly older than her teammates, she brings experience and that sharpened sense one would only expect from a veteran. Not only did she show her experience with her effort on the court, but with her words
in the huddles. “She’ll say something that the team really needed to hear, and that’ll kind of bring us back to where we need to be,” said Peñaflor. Not only does she contribute on the court with her killer instinct and veteran seasoning, but her growth as a vocal leader and keeping the entire team in check, Ottavis
working to get better without getting stagnant and doing the same things over and over.” As the season edges to its end, the team is constantly at a standstill but is always working to get better. Motivation is key when playing late in the season, as Peñaflor described. However, this unique opportunity – being able to have Continued on Page 7