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ohlone college

Vol. XLIV No. 2

Fremont, California


September 20, 2012

Renegade soccer teams kick off the season


Left: Butte College goalie defends against Renegade back Raoul Chavez. Right: Melissa Grey takes control of the ball. See story on page 8.


Deaf Celebration Month draws back pride By ASHLEY LAM Editor-in-Chief

September has long been marked as Deaf Celebration Month. What started out as a Deaf Awareness week over time has increased to a month long celebration. “We also chose to call it Deaf Celebration Month as this is an opportunity to celebrate Deaf people, American Sign Language, Deaf culture

and more,” said Genie Gertz, Ohlone’s dean of Deaf studies. “On top of everything happening this month, the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) has marked the International Day of Signed Language to take place during the end of September as well,” said Gertz. Gertz talked about Ohlone students gathering in Sacramento Capitol on Sept. 20 to honor the Deaf community.

The ASL celebration will be held at the northern side of the Capitol Building in Sacramento from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. According to the California Association of the Deaf, “This will be a very exciting event to promote ASL with many guest speakers and entertainment. The ASL Celebration is held every two years and is attended by thousands of Deaf people and Deaf allies. ” “This (ASL celebration)

will be considered a significant event for this month,” said Gertz. Also this month, the International Day of Signed Languages will take place. The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) said that objectives of International Week of the Deaf was created with the vision of the public gaining greater understanding of the American Deaf and hard of hearing its culture

and heritage, and to educate others about sign language and its importance as an essential human right. Gertz also said that Ohlone College board of trustees had given proclamation of Deaf Studies division to acknowledge this month as Deaf Celebration Month at the Ohlone campus. For more information about this event visit: http://www.

State task force changes course repeatability By JOE NICHOLS News editor

As the deadline to implement the recommendations of the Statewide Student Success Task Force approaches, one of the biggest changes will be to Ohlone’s repetition and repeatability policy. This change will directly affect music art theater and dance classes, according to Ohlone Vice President of Academic Affairs, Jim Wright.

The new changes will also place many music ensemble classes under the community education program. Under this program, the band ensembles will no longer be for credit classes. According to Jeff O’Connell, community education classes cannot be run at a loss to the college. The California Education Code requires that any community education classes cannot be operated at a loss

to the college at all. The new amendments have already begun to be implemented. Repetition is defined by Title V of the California Education Code that when a student enrolls into a course and receives a grade of C or better and then re-enrolls in the same course. The education code defines repeatability as a limit on the number of times a student can retake a course to fix a

substandard grade. Substandard grades as defined in the education code as any grade below a C- in a letter-graded course and a no credit or no pass in credit no credit or pass fail type courses. Under the current state and district rules, a student has three chances to enroll in an academic class. Art, music, theater and dance classes allow a student to re-enroll up to four times.

When the new regulations come into effect Oct. 12, the limit for all classes will be three attempts to fix a substandard grade. Once a student receives an above-standard grade he or she will no longer be allowed to enroll in that course. Under the new rules some exceptions will be made. Once a student has had three unsuccessful attempts at Continued on Page 6

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What’s the smartest way to get your caffeine fix? Get charged by Monster-sized energy

A cup of Joe is best

By HEATHER HEGEMAN Opinions editor

By JOE NICHOLS News editor

Which beverage is more effective: energy drinks or coffee? Energy drinks are more practical, convenient and effective. Sitting down to a cup of coffee is a practice heavily set in centuries of tradition. While it still has practical applications, it has become outdated in the fast-paced world we live in. In almost all situations, both coffee and energy drinks are consumed for their caffeine to give the drinker a jump-start. Coffee is impractical for this because it has to be made and once made, it has to be altered to the drinkers’ taste. It is often hot and must be handled carefully. Because it is hot, the consumer must drink it slowly, delivering low doses of caffeine over a period of time. Energy drinks are ready immediately, packaged for on-the-go consumption, consumed cold so that the drinker can consume them faster and move on to the next activity. Problems with both coffee and energy drinks come from over-consumption. Caffeine, like all things, is only safe in moderation. Energy drinks have the advantage over coffee in that they also have natural supplements added to counteract the negative effects of the caffeine. In a recent article written by Mayo Clinic, preventive care specialist Dr. Donald Hensrud wrote that overconsumption of caffeine can lead to panic attacks, irregular heartbeats, sleep deprivation, difficulty concentrating and nervousness. Both drinks cause an increased rate of excretion of bodily fluids. Energy drinks have the advantage here as well. Coffee dehydrates a person and also causes them to expel calcium and other

necessary minerals along with excess fluid, leading to bone loss and osteoporosis. Energy drinks are designed to hydrate. The only thing lost are extra vitamins for which the body has no need. Energy drinks contain a mix-

enhance learning abilities. Taurine, another common ingredient in energy drinks, has been found to have multiple health benefits. It helps to regulate heartbeat, maintain cell membrane stability and prevent brain cell over activity.

Which beverage is more effective: energy drinks or coffee? Coffee is better than energy drinks because energy drinks do not have half the health benefits of coffee.


ture of natural supplements, most already present in the body that combats these issues. Almost all energy drinks contain a blend of B-vitamins, which according to Dr. Hilary Lam writing for livestrong. com play an important part in maintaining a healthy central nervous system, foster a positive mental attitude and

It is also loosely linked to increased athletic performance, according to Kim Wellborn at the College of Pharmacy, Nova Southeastern University. Steeped in tradition coffee still has its place in more relaxed settings. For the jolt of energy needed to get through the day, an energy drink is the way to go.

In 2005, Dr. Frank Hu of the Harvard School of Public Heath found in nine different studies that people who drink seven or more cups of coffee a day were 35 percent less likely to form Type 2 diabetes. His findings also showed that people who drank four to six cups had a 28 percent decrease in the

chance of Type 2 diabetes. Consumers do not get the preventative benefits like this from energy drinks. Coffee also doesn’t contain taurine. There have not been any conclusive studies that show the effects of over ingesting taurine. The actual amounts of caffeine in energy drinks can be misleading. Most energy drinks contain guarana extract. Guarana is a source rich in caffeine, but it is not usually taken into account for the total amount of caffeine content. According to Mayo Clinic Nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, “Too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, irritability, insomnia, rapid heartbeat.” When people drink hot coffee, they tend to drink it slow, giving the body time to adapt. When people drink a cold energy drink, they tend to drink it too quickly. This does not allow the body time to fully adapt. The nutrition fact labels on energy drinks can be misleading. Most energy drinks base their nutrition facts on one 8-ounce serving size, but people who drink energy drinks don’t realize that there are usually multiple servings. If a nutrition label on an energy drink can says that one serving has 100 mg of caffeine that is based off of an 8-ounce serving and the can is 24 ounces, then the consumer must multiply 100 by three and get 300 milligrams of caffeine. Coffee also contains many antioxidants that energy drinks don’t. The amout of vitimins in a cup of coffee is well over them amount you get from energy drinks. Dr. Hu found that the amount of vitimins you get from an energy drink is no more than what you get from a multivitimin. This is why coffee will always be superior to energy drinks. E-mail your letters to the editor to

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What is your favorite off campus place to eat?

Christian Klein BROADCASTING “Mission Burger. Its close by the campus and the food is really good and affordable.”

Herman Cuevas UNDECLARED “I like Wingstop, I like hot wings and its good.”

Jeric Yambao UNDECLARED “Teapapa. The milk tea is really good.”

Jiyeon Lee UNDECLARED “The Ohlone Deli because the cost is reasonable and food is good.”

Laura Knab CRIMINOLOGY “Hi Seoul. The chow mein is really good and the service is nice.”

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monitor Editor-in-Chief: Ashley Lam Senior editor: Manika Casterline News editor: Joe Nichols Features editor: Marra-Marie Magsakay Sports editor: Louis Laventure Opinions editor: Heather Hegeman Photo editor: Joe Nichols

Constitution Day pays tribute to heritage By MARRA-MARIE MAGSAKAY Features editor

Ohlone College celebrated Constitution Day Sept. 19 as Campus Activities matched a constitutional fact with a freebie meal at the quad. “Constitution Day is a federal mandate that every institution funded by the government must have a day celebrating the Constitution,” Renee Wong Gonzales, director of Campus Activities said. According to, “Constitution Day

When it comes to waste Graphics: Hyein Park management, greener is always better. That’s why Ohlone Hannah Walroff is making the way it collects garbage greener than ever Adviser: before with its new electric Jeanie R. Wakeland powered garbage truck Facilities mechanic David Schultz. JACC NorCAl The truck has fewer movStudent President: ing parts and uses no oils, no Manika A. Casterline anti-freeze and no gasoline, so there is a considerably less Printer: amount of pollutants, said FP Press Schultz. Ohlone even takes it a step further by using its own solar power to charge the electric vehicle. Schultz said that he “hopes the new truck will increase efficiency while at the same time cutting time and manpower.” The N.E.V. or “Neighborhood Electric Vehicle” was purchased at $25,000 from Vantage Vehicles, a company that makes green vehicles for commercial use. The trucks outer shell was made in China, then delivered to the Los Angeles area where the dump bed attachment was installed and all the electronics were done, before arriving at Ohlone, California Newspaper Schultz said. The truck was chosen Publishers Association because of its weather resistance and duralbility. When choosing a truck that has to

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commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution by thirty-nine brave men on September 17, 1787, recognizing all who, are born in the United States or by naturalization, have become citizens.” Student Danielle Santisteven used her high school history skills to work. “I’m guessing Constitution Day is when the Constitution was established,” said Santisteven. A long line formed with students trying to figure out what was going on as other curious students walked by without a

notice. Music surrounded the Campus Activities tent as and passed out fun facts with free hot dogs and lemonade. “We served over 100 items, which ran out in 20 minutes,” said Wong. Last semester, Campus Activities served apple pie but “it didn’t go out so quickly,” said Wong. Campus Activities also changed the trivia wheel, which had students spin the wheel and answer the question the student landed on. “The trivia wheel was more labor to get the prize,” said Wong.

Instead of the trivia wheel, Campus Activities and members from ASOC handed out small flyer of fun facts. “Its easier to get them in and out,” said Wong. “ And so this way everyone walks away with something.” Student Mark Yolangco wasn’t too sure what Constitution Day. “I’ve never heard of Constitution Day,” said Yolangco. “In high school we didn’t have an event or celebration.” “The event is fun,” said Yolangco. “It is good to spread knowledge about the Constitution – plus the free food.”

Ohlone welcomes a new member to the family: green garbage truck

Staff writers: Cameron Lopez Norihiro Sasaki By CAMERON LOPEZ Ryan Tiglao Staff writer

Journalism Association of Community Colleges

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make the trip up and down Ohlone’s hills numerous times a day, Schultz said. The college had to be sure it bought something reliable. Schultz said he hoped the new and improved electric garbage truck will cut manpower and even reduce the risk of injury for the maintenance workers by utilizing the electronic dump mechanism attached to the bed of the truck. Instead of lifting CAMERON LOPEZ / MONITOR garbage bags over Students and faculty of Ohlone got a chance to take a look at the new and over again, the electric garbage truck on Sept. 13. truck can lift everything at once with the flip of a switch, even cutting the time it takes to collect garbage around the whole campus. Look out for Ohlone’s newest contribution to saving the environment when the truck operates on campus in October. CAMERON LOPEZ / MONITOR

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Students at Ohlone College show off bags that they use for college life. The different styles and types are ways of expressing each student’s individuality.

Ohlone students just bag it on campus By MARRA-MARIE MAGSAKAY Features editor

The college lifestyle can be quite the challenge. Many students wake up late, the regular traffic jam slows them down and stomachs are not ready for the long day at school. For many Ohlone students, their own specific school bags contain must-have items even if those items are not necessary for everyday use. Ohlone student Dennis Duran uses a backpack he has had since his senior year of high school. His backpack included

many exterior pockets, which was filled with miscellaneous items. “I cannot leave the house without his lunch,” said Duran. “Today, I have an apple, chips and an Arizona.” Other students such as Janki Patel and Anthony White, who both use messenger bags, also must have their on-the-go snacks before they head off for school. “I must have my Hot Cheetos,” said Patel. “I cannot leave the house without something to eat like Wheat Thins,” said White. Student Sarah Gauthier uses a floral purse because she had a light load at school.

“Depending on the day, I switch from backpack to purse,” said Gauthier. An item she cannot leave the house without is her headphones. “I would cry if I forgot them,” said Gauthier. “I cannot leave without my mp3 player and headphones,” agreed Vijay Jayant. “Music is part of me I can’t let go.” The most common item that many students cannot leave the house without is their cellphone. “I cannot leave the house without is my phone or my glasses,” said student Katherine Hayes. “I’m seriously blind without them...yes, both of them.”

Besides the must-have items students carry in their bag, many bring around items that are just sitting in their bags. Jayant looked in his backpack and found a Valentine’s card sitting beneath his stuff. “My friend gave it to me as a joke two years ago,” said Jayant. “Why I still have it in my bag is still a mystery.” “The random thing in my backpack is my tap shoes, even though I don’t have tap class,” said Hayes. Student Deidre Jimenez said she brings “body spray to smell good after biking to school.”

Student Allen Krimmel shared that he leaves comics and graphic novels in his backpack. “They always keep me going when I have downtime in between classes,” said Krimmel. Another student, Daniel Luna, said that in his school bag this semester is “a dream.” Luna explained that he bought his school bag in as a snowboarding backpack five years ago with a dream of going snowboarding. “I got the bag to go snowboarding and now it’s one of my hobbies,” said Luna. But for this semester, his dream is still yet to unfold.


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The Killers fight to the charts with ‘Battle Born’ By CAMERON LOPEZ Staff writer

Once again The Killers come out fighting with their new album released Sept. 18 “Battle Born.” After a two-year hiatus, The Killers finally returned to the studio to record their new 12-track LP. The Killers named their fourth studio album after their home studio Battle Born in Winchester, Nev. The term “battle born” is the phrase that appears in the scroll that’s on the Nevada state flag. “Battle Born” opens with a melodic, electric, pong-like sound to draw listeners in, as synthesizers drop in dark to eventually build the song into a powerful anthem entitled “Flesh and Bone.” The track really sets the tone for the whole album, as songs like “A Matter of Time” and “Miss Atomic Bomb” have a Bruce Springsteen kind of “American Rock & Roll” feel to it. While other songs such as the title track “Battle Born” and “The Way it Was” have more of a Bowie-like sound to it, all while still staying true

to their original Killers sound. As a whole, “Battle Born” paints a picture of a 1950s rebellious American teenage love story set in the arid deserts of Nevada. The music has a mixture of driving bass lines and pop synth tones, while the guitars either roar in the background or tear through melodies with catchy and tuneful solos. Brandon Flowers shines as a lyricist once again, with his use of imagery and symbolism to touch on different subjects through out the album, with lines taken from “The Rising Tide” talking of infidelity, PHOTO COURTESY OF / FANPOP.COM such as: Above: The Killers new album artwork depicts the tone of the songs. Below: The band mem“I was there, in the back of bers are Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer, Dave Keuning and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. the room when you touched the fire. With your pitchfork tongue you licked your lips and you lied.” Flowers, with his descriptive, allegorical lyrics, combined with the unique up-beat Mojave-pop, rock sound of the band, makes this album great to listen to whether the fans want to blast the music through a stereo and dance the hot desert night away or just sit back and listen with their hands on the wheel and their heads in the clouds. PHOTO COURTESY OF / BILLBOARD.COM

Soul spreads throughout Ohlone’s campus


Soul Surge, an open mic event, will be held in the Fremont Ohlone Cafeteria on Sept.27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p .m. In this event, students will perform and entertain audiences. There will be the wide variety of performances,

including songs, dances, rap and poetry. Two years ago, Renee Gonzales, Campus Activities coordinator, started this event with Sergio Suarez, a dance instructor. From then, they have held it on the last Thursday of every month. “In Soul Surge, they can express themselves, which

give them confidence. I’ve seen people grow from this experience,” she said. Roberto Cisneros is one of the students who could grow through Soul Surge. He sang a song playing an acoustic guitar. It was his original and very sad song about his late twin. “When he was gone, I was so sad. I wrote a song to remind

me about part of my life,” Cisneros said. After this experience of singing a song in front of an audience, he could perform better and conquer stage fright. “It is very fun to express myself. It is a good thing. If I have a time, I would love to perform again,” he said.

On Ohlone College Campus Activity page of Facebook, there are videos of this event. In each video, students did their best and audiences receive them with applause. “This is a great event to share your talent. It’s very nice crowds. They get better and better as they perform. It’s really fun!” Gonzales said.

Staying strong with ‘Last Ounce of Courage’ and grandson move back into town, his grandson begins to ask why the town no longer “Last Ounce of Courage” celebrates Christmas like is a film about a man named they used to. After telling his grandson that it’s because of freedoms being taken away, they both are set to the task of getting Christ back into Christmas. Marshall Teague as Bob Revere gave a stellar performance in his heartfelt portrayal of a father still reeling from the loss of his son. Jennifer O’Neill as Dottie Revere was an excellent compliment to Marshall Teague. Her perforPHOTO COURTESY OF / MOVIESHOWTIME.COM mance was one of great feeling. Marshall Teague, Jennifer O’Neil and Fred Wialliamson stars in the movie “Last Ounce of Courage.” By JOE NICHOLS News editor

Bob Revere who is a father, After he loses his son in the an Army veteran, a Medal of Middle East, he gives up on Honor recipient and the mayor his riding and almost gives of the town of Mount Colum- up his faith. bus, a small mountain town. When his daughter-in-law

Movie Review Fred Williamson as the antagonist Warren Hammerschmidt brings alive a great bad guy. The rest of the supporting cast Jenna Boyd and Hunter Gomez both work well on screen together. In his directorial debut Darrell Campbell does a great job bringing the story to life on screen. Campbell who has written for shows such as “Days of Our Lives” and “Home Improvement” brings an aspect to the Revere family that adds real depth to the story. The story over all was both a David versus Goliath type story. Over all, the movie was shot in a way that allows viewers to feel what the characters are going through. Those who want to see if see a heart-warming triumph of the human spirit will enjoy this film.

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By ASHLEY LAM Editor-in-chief

With the possibility of a campuswide smoking ban, Sally Bratton, Ohlone College Director of Student Health and Kimberly Ong, Health and Science instructor, wanted to weigh into the issue. Ong has worked very closely with her students, smokers and nonsmokers alike. “I like the new proposed smoking policy.” I think it’s important for students to be

aware of the threats of smoking, especially with college students as peer pressure plays a huge factor,” said Ong. Ong said that when she previously worked at a different college, it was transitioning to a nonsmoking campus. “At first students did not follow the ban completely, but after one year, students adjusted to the change,” Ong said. “Students will be disappointed with the ban at first but if Ohlone doesn’t jump

from A to Z and they take baby steps, the rule will be hugely beneficial.” It would be good if Ohlone designated some areas far from the main part of the campus so that smoking is discouraged, Ong said. Ong said that she gets some of her students who do smoke to do class projects. “In this exercise, they see the conditions of their lungs and the health risks that come along with them.” Ong said that she would like to see Ohlone create programs that would discourage

smoking for the good of their health. Programs could include one-on-one coaching and educating students with visuals about the downsides and health risks, said Ong. Sally Bratton, Ohlone College director of health,. said that enforcing the ban might become an issue. Bratton spoke about her experience with this issue in the past. “Several years ago when we went smoke-free, we had a committee of “100 People 100 Days” that would carry

little sheets to hand to offenders with a copy of the policy and a notation,” said Bratton. If students wanted to pursue smoking cessation, services were available for them readily at the Student Health Center, said Bratton. “I would be quite happy to help the campus reinstate that activity,” Bratton said. Bratton said that only a very small percentage of the student population smokes, so she said she believes this policy change would be generally well supported.

ASOC to host its biannual Club Days event By MARRA-MARIE MAGSAKAY Features editor

Ohlone College’s biannual Club Days event is rushing towards students Sept. 26 and 27 with food, music and a whole lot of clubs. Fall Club Days will be held at the Palm Bosque by bottom of Building 1 stairs. Every semester, ASOC and Campus Activities organize an event for Ohlone students to discover and join the various clubs and campus. “It’ll be a great way for students to have fun on campus and explore their opportunities to meet people, get involved, and make a difference on campus and for themselves,” said Marcus Tondre, vice president of the Associated Students of Ohlone College. Last semester, Club Days was held at the cafeteria but Tondre said, “The Palm

Bosque is an open area that gets a lot of foot traffic.” For the two-day event “there will free pizza (while supplies last) prizes, good music, a great environment that will undoubtedly be well-attended and best of all, all Ohlone College clubs will be there,” said Tondre. Each club will have its own representatives at its own table to inform students about the club and to answer any questions. “This will be a great opportunity for us to spread the word about our club,” said Genna Garay-Enguidanos, the president of Latinos in Science and Technology at Ohlone. “And tell students about the field trips we go on, the projects we do and how we actively participate in the community.” FILE PHOTO / MONITOR Look for the Club Day events on Ohlone’s website Members of Ohlone’s International Club displayed all the flags of the world at their table ring last semester’s Club Days event.

Ohlone holds flu vaccine clinic at Newark

By AMY PARK Staff writer

The 2012 flu vaccine is available now to the students for $10 and to faculty for $20 at the Students Health Center, located on the third floor of Building 7. Sally Bratton, who is the director of the Student Health Center, encouraged everyone in Ohlone College to get a flu shot. She also recommended the people at Ohlone College to

get a flu vaccine as soon as possible, especially before the weather changes and everyone is closed up inside all the time. “Students are constantly in close contact in classroom and labs, which puts them at risk of getting exposed to the flu virus,” Bratton said. “Once exposed, without the vaccine, they are very likely to contact the illness which can result in loss of class time which then affects their academic performance.

If they get a flu vaccine, they can protect themselves from getting the flu.” At the flu vaccine clinics on Sept. 18, Tina Ramus, who is a nursing school student at Ohlone College, said, “I had to get a flu vaccine for a nursing program and one of my teachers told me about this and it is cheaper at Ohlone.” She joked, “It was my first time and I was little bit worried about getting a flu vaccine because a nursing stu-

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a class, the student can then petition the administration for a fourth chance if the district policy allows for the petition. Military withdrawals are also an exception. If a student is currently serving in the military and is deployed the student can then withdrawal from his or her

classes with out it affecting the number of times the student has left to take the class. According to documents released by the State Community College Chancellor’s office, “The reason for the task force was to establish appropriate limits on repeatable courses.” The new regulation pro-

posed by the task force and unanimously approved by the board of governors was done to help better prepare students for college and careers. According to the final taskforce report, 41 percent of the students who attend a community college with the goal of transferring to university actually meet that goal.

dent gave me a flu shot.” Another student who is ready to go “nursing school, Eunah Lee, said, “I am going to get a flu vaccine as soon as possible because it is one of the processes to study nursing. “Furthermore, I am an international student, so I think I need to take care of my health through even a small thing such as getting a flu vaccine.” Many people at Newark Campus Student Health

Center were nursing school students. However, the student health center is always open to all of students and faculty in Ohlone College. All students and faculty in Ohlone College may get a vaccine by calling the health center at (510) 659-6258, by emailing the health center at or by dropping in. Shots are available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays to Fridays.


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Golf tournament raises money for Ohlone By LOUIS LAVENTURE Sports editor

The 28th annual Fremont Bank and Ohlone College golf tournament tees off Sept. 24 at The Course at Wente Vineyards in Livermore. Every year, the event raises money for the Ohlone College athletics program through sponsors and golfers. It is much more than just golfing though. There are several other events that take place throughout the day. “Proceeds go into the athletic fund and from there, coaches and the athletic direc-

tor make individual decisions as to what sponsor,” said Susan Houghton, executive director of the Ohlone College Foundation. Wente Vineyards was named the 2011 American Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine and for the past 11 years has hosted the Wine Star Awards. The Course will serve guests food and libations off course as well as on the course with a Dale Hardware hospitality tent. Registration is now open for the event, which can be completed by mail or online


Gari Browning teed up at the 27th Annual Fremont Bank and Ohlone College golf tournement in Livermore in 2011.

OHLONE COLLEGE MONDAY September 24, 2012

Information Fair 10am-1pm BLDG 7, LOBBY & ROOMS Financial Aid Workshop for Transfer Students 1:15pm RM 8205 UCLA Info Session 2pm RM 7101 UC Santa Barbara Info Session for International Students 2pm RM 7107 Brought to you by the Transfer Center and ASOC Student Government OVER 40 SCHOOLS ATTENDING. FOR A COMPLETE LIST GO TO:

at to ensure a reservation. Packages range from a $40 ticket all the way up to a $10,000 title sponsorship package. The $40 ticket will give visitors access to the cocktail and wine reception, which will be catered by The Course with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine. The title sponsor package includes everything that the event has to offer. Most notably three VIP foursomes for golfing, three grand slam packages and not just sponsorship of the event but also at Ohlone College for a full academic year. There is an 11 a.m. shotgun start for the event. MANIKA CASTERLINE / MONITOR For more information, contact the Ohlone College Foun- An aerial shot shows Wente Vineyards and The Course which will play host to the 28th Annual Ohlone Golf Tournament. dation at 510-659-6020.


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Renegade Revealed

Greivin Pacheco Quesada By LOUIS LAVENTURE Sports editor

Costa Rica to Fremont is not one of the more likely connections when international relations come to mind. Thankfully for Ohlone College, this unlikely connection has had a huge impact on and off the field for the Renegades mens soccer team. Pacheco Quesada met his wife through a chance encounter while she was on a school trip to Costa Rica in 2007. Greivin Pacheco Quesada eventually relocated to Fremont to start his own family. With his wife and 3 1/2-yearold son Tommy as his motivation, the quick-footed striker looks forward to making his own life here in the United States. “I want to make a better life for my family,” Pacheco Quesada said. “My wife and son are my only family here. I want to finish my studies and be able to support them and make sure that they are always taken care of.” In 2010, Pacheco Quesada informed Renegades Coach Jan Eric Nordmo that they

‘His shooting skills coupled with his possession talents and maturity in reading the game was something we had not seen at Ohlone’

-- Jan Eric Nordmo

would be living in Fremont and that her husband would be extremely interested in playing soccer. Nordmo, who was coaching for Real San Jose of the NPSL, invited Greivin to come play for both teams and quickly recognized his tremendous skill immediately. “His shooting skills coupled with his possession talents and maturity in reading the game was something we had not seen at Ohlone,” Nordmo said. Pacheco Quesada finished the Ohlone season last year ranked seventh in the state in scoring. This year, he has picked up right where he left off, including scoring four goals and assisting on another against

Shasta College on Sept. 11. All of Pacheco Quesada’s family still lives in Costa Rica, including his mother, who is an elementary school teacher and his two brothers ages 16 and 31. An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale rocked his homeland on Sept. 5 but fortunately, none of his family was severely affected. “Some of my family’s homes were damaged but nobody got hurt or anything else,” Pacheco Quesada said. Pacheco Quesada still plans to visit his hometown as much as a few times a year. Pacheco Quesada has only been here in the United States full time for a little more than 18 months but has had a visible impact everywhere he has been. Pacheco Quesada played for his countries national team for four years and has been involved with soccer since the age of 5, so his success is no surprise. His talent hasn’t gone unnoticed by other coaches either as he hopes to transfer to a university or state college on


Greivin Pacheco Quesada chasing down a Butte College defender at Central Park in Fremont on Tuesday.

a soccer scholarship. CSU Sonoma, Monterey and the University of San Francisco are some of the schools that have showed interest in the 25-year-old. Pacheco Quesada said he hopes to finish his education and play professionally.

However, if that is not in the cards for him, he would still like to stay involved in soccer as a coach collegiate or professionally, he said. The Renegades next home game is Friday against Monterey Peninsula at Central Park in Fremont at 4 p.m.

Ohlone soccer teams split home games

not be far from being a serious contender for professional play,” Nordmo said. The Renegades play at home on Friday against Monterey Peninsula College at 4 p.m.

By LOUIS LAVENTURE Sports editor

Women’s Soccer The Lady Renegades opened Coast Conference soccer play with a decisive 4-1 victory over North Division rival Chabot College Tuesday at Central Park in Fremont. The triumph gives Ohlone a 1-0 conference record and a 3-0-2 overall record accumulating an impressive eight goals in their last two wins. The Lady Renegades didn’t waste any time getting on the scoreboard early when Jessica Hernandez recorded her first of two assists on a goal by Elizabeth Mooney in the third minute of play. “Scoring early is exciting because it brings everybody up and lifts the team up, everybody gets excited,” Mooney Said. It was also a new look at the goal for Ohlone with Kamryn Herley returning from injury and getting her first action of the season. The Lady Renegades have become used to having the reliable Melissa Grey at the helm as playing the goalkeeper position but this gives coach Larry Heslin the flexibility to move some pieces around. Herley made a diving save early in the first half as well as a free kick save just before the end of the first half.

Schedule Friday, Sept. 21 3 p.m. Women’s Soccer Skyline College (away) All day Men’s Water Polo Tournament (home) Monday, Sept. 24 11 a.m. 28th Annual FreAt left, Irvin Lopez-Herrera pushes the ball into the Butte College defense in a losing effort for mont Bank and Ohlone the Renegades. At right, Lora Lee attempts to steal the ball in the Lady Renegade victory. College Golf Tournment “Kami Herley coming the team. college scored three unan- (Livermore) back just makes us stronger Collyer suffered a stress swered goals and handed the LOUIS LAVENTURE / MONITOR

as a team, Melissa can move back in to the field and it just strengthens our team all around having her back,” Heslin said. “She made two saves early and it just made the game much easier for the entire team.” No stranger to the goalkeeper position herself Grey was impressed with Herley. “I’m glad to see her in her natural element in the box and she had great saves that would have kept us from getting a W.” The Lady Renegades will get another boost when California High School graduate Morgan Collyer returns to

fracture in her back and has been sidelined since July but the forward will add to the depth of an already potent scoring attack. The talented frosh scored 15 goals last year for the Grizzlies in a tough East Bay Athletic League. Ohlone takes on Skyline College Friday in San Bruno and their next home game is Oct. 2 against Canada College at 4 p.m.

Renegades a 3-1 loss. The loss leaves Ohlone at 1-2-2 on the season having yet to play a conference game. So despite the slow start there is still plenty of optimism on the horizon with a wealth of talent and all of their league games still to play. Greivin Pacheco Quesada, fresh off a four-goal performance, scored his fifth goal of the season for the Renegades on an assist by Jose Rodriguez. The impressive season Men’s Soccer continues for team captain Pacheco Quesada and it has After scoring early it looked not gone unnoticed by his like Ohlone was going to take coach Jan Eric Nordmo. control, but a tough Butte “In my opinion, he would

Friday, Sept. 28 2 p.m. Men’s Soccer Skyline College (away) 4 p.m. Women’s Soccer City College of San Francisco (away) Tuesday, Oct. 2 4 p.m. Men’s Soccer Las Positas College (home) 4 p.m. Women’s Soccer Canada College (home) Friday, Oct. 5 4 p.m. Men’s Soccer Las Positas College (home)

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