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New software could transform campus life
Endeavour flies over campus
$10.5 million expenditure OK’d BENJAMIN SIMPSON Staff Writer
Photos by Billy Han/ Contributing Photographer
The space shuttle Endeavour flies over the R Building on Friday as it circles the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on its way to Los Angeles International Airport. After a brief stop at LAX, the shuttle will continue its journey toward its final resting place at the California Science Center through the streets of Los Angeles on flatbed truck. Right, members of the campus community watch the flyover on the top floor of the R Building.
A new $10.5 million software system, approved by the Board of Trustees, could completely transform everyone’s electronic interaction with the campus . The new Banner software, by Ellucian, will change most aspects of students, teachers and staff’s interaction with each other and the college. With one central database running numerous components, “there will be so many services, … things that [the students] never even had the ability to do … it will really be a totally different world,” said Dwayne Cable, Vice President of Information Technology. “The new Automated
Information System … will allow students to access all of our administrative services, anytime, anywhere, using any kind of a device.” “Your phone, a PC, whatever. You don’t have to come in here to stand in line, to pay your bill, to get your financial aid, to register to communicate with a counselor.” The Ellucian Banner Software, approved unanimously by the Board on Sept. 15, is planned to have student services up and running by the fall of 2013, and be fully completed by the end of next year, said Cable. The Banner system is broken down into numerous components. In DegreeWorks, students will be able to access their stuContinued on page 6
Academic Senate meeting reveals campus tensions CHRISTINE MICHAELS Staff Writer
Heated discussions over shared governance and communication issues broke out between various groups at the Senate meeting on Monday. Calendar Committee Co-Chair Krista Walter expressed her concern to the Senate over the changes to the 2012–13 academic calendar. “We had just completed a year-long shared governance discussion…our work was dismissed,” Walter
said. “I thought we were supposed to conduct collegial shared governance.” Assistant Superintendent and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Robert Bell sympathized with Walter. “Shared governance is on the agenda with the administration. We will try to work as a collective whole,” he said. Faculty Association President Roger Marheine expressed his grave concern over the shared governance issue. “The FA really took shared governance find-
ings to the Board. I thought that worked really well. We thought the process worked. The rug has been pulled out from beneath us,” Marheine said passionately. “All shared governance discussions are irrelevant.” Another issue arose with the three executive committee recommendations created over the summer, which included appointing two hiring committees for the Dean of Faculty and CTE Dean positions. Many were upset the committees were created when nobody was on campus.
Classified Senate Vice President Deborah Johnson explained the Academic Senate had created the committees with out informing the Classified Senate. “You formed some committees here that we found out by rumor,” Johnson said. Senate President Dustin Hanvey apologized. “I would like to publicly apologize. We will be meeting [Wednesday] with the Classified Senate,” Hanvey said. Others did not understand what the Continued on page 6
Emergency center ‘one of a kind’ in Pasadena PHILIP MCCORMICK Staff Writer
The campus Emergency Operations Center, in room 206 in the CC Building, is a room designed with the technology and personnel needs that an incident commander would need, at his disposal in a time of emergency. There are six flat screen TVs around the room and Dell computers at every desk, which also have headsets that connect to landline telephones. Chief of Police Stanton Perez said that in
a time of emergency on campus, everything would run through the EOC under his command. “Activate the EOC!” said Perez, “If I radioed that into dispatch, it would mean that something big was happening here on campus. I would become the Incident Commander and decide, with the help of my command staff, what our moves would be during the situation... Honestly, no one in the city has an operations center like this EOC.” Public Relations Director Juan Gutierrez would act as the public
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information officer (PIO) and would work on rumor control during an incident and update the public on what was going on. “During the wind storms last [year],” said Gutierrez, “we used the opportunity as a drill, and sent out the Facebook and PCC website alerts saying that [classes were] canceled. We would act similarly in other incidents.” Gutierrez used the situation to do what he and his staff would do if a more serious emergency occurred on campus. He said that he would turn his staff into Continued on page 6
Teresa Mendoza / Courier Police Chief Stanton Perez, right, tells cadets about the capabilities of the new Emergency Operation Center in the CC building at PCC on Tuesday.
Lancers have gritty victory over Los Angeles Valley College
Photo exhibit sheds light on China’s last 10 years
Police Blotter Sept. 15: A cadet reported an intoxicated man inside the GM Building watching the football game without paying. Campus police responded and discovered bottles of alcohol inside the man’s bag. The man was not affiliated with the campus and was cited for possession of alcohol and escorted off the premises. Sept. 17: A staff member requested the removal of a student due to anger management issues. Chief Stanton Perez and a fellow officer met with the staff member. The student was escorted off campus, driven to the Metro station and given money to purchase a ticket. Sept. 17: A staff member reported that a vending machine outside V-105 had been vandalized: the glass was shattered. Facilities workers cleaned the broken glass and installed a plywood panel to the face of the machine and contacted the machine’s owner. Sept. 18: A student reported a man walking around the C Building, looking at women with his hands down his pants, possibly pleasuring himself. Campus police were unable to locate the man. Sept. 18: A staff member reported a girl vomiting in the library. An officer contacted the girl, a 14-year-old runaway from a group home. The girl admitted that she smoked methamphetamine three days earlier. Rosemary’s Child Services, a group home, was contacted and a representative took the girl into custody. Compiled by Anthony Richetts
September 27, 2012
Online tutoring service offered 24/7 ALAN LOPEZ Staff Writer
A new "24/7" online tutoring service is being offered, which will enable students to receive tutoring on a multitude of subjects around the clock. According to the college website, the service is operated by Smarthinking, Inc. Subjects offered through the system include, but are not limited to writing, math, physics and chemistry. According to John C. Wood, Director Learning Assistance Center, each tutor is trained through Smarthinking. Most of the tutors have masters degrees or graduate degrees in their respective fields. About 80 percent of the tutors live in the United States. Each student is allowed a maximum of seven hours of online tutoring, which is commonplace at most other colleges that use the program, said Wood. Eric Gin, a student who has already used the allotted seven hours of tutoring received an extension. "[The system is] really good. They're really helpful, they provide a positive experience,"
Daniel Valencia / Courier Bianca Perez uses the Smarthinking tutoring system at a computer lab inside Shatford Library.
he said. According to mathematics instructor Yoshiko Yamato. She believes the program is very beneficial, but should not take the place of in-person tutoring. "In
my opinion, we lose the sense of the learning community if we only offer on-line tutoring services. I believe that the Smarthinking and on-campus services complement each
other,” Yamato said. The program was implemented during the summer but it was not until the beginning of fall semester that the program really began to take off, said Wood.
New interim assistant library dean appointed AMANDA PIMENTEL Staff Writer
Pearl Ly has been appointed Interim Assistant Library Dean at Shatford Library to replace former Library Dean Mary Ann Laun who retired last semester. Laun was the Shatford Library dean for 15 years and was a
librarian at the library for 15 years before that. Under her supervision, the library was recognized in 2008 by the Association of College and Research Libraries with the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. "I definitely have big shoes to fill," said Ly, who has been with the library for a year, yet has already done her part in improving services. Last year Ly took on a new software project to help students find library resources more quickly and easily. "We're making sure that we continue to provide high quality service and support student
learning," said Ly. "[Laun] had so many accomplishments that enriched the team that she built here, you can't just pin point one," said Library Secretary Jennifer Cooper. For the upcoming year Ly hopes to work together with the library staff and make the environment for students the best it can be. "We want to work on keeping the library quiet, putting [in] more electrical outlets, study rooms, as well as study room reservations," said Ly. The Shatford staff insists that its main goals are to follow and
stand by the library's missions and polices, to make the library available to the best of their ability. "We are and will continue our mission, which is to commit the library to the PCC community," said Library Technology Program Coordinator Krista Goguen. "Not many people have noticed the change of leadership, which is great." Yet with the school's budget cuts Ly said her job has become quite difficult. "You have to make decisions that impact lots of people, especially with a reduced budget. I have been looking for grants and funding elsewhere," said Ly.
AS supports winter at forum PAUL OCHOA Staff Writer
The Associated Students voiced its support for the winter intercession and answered student's questions regarding the new three semester calendar and other academic issues at a meeting held in the Creveling Lounge on Sept. 13. When asked their stance on the winter intersession by a student, they voiced their support for it. "We support the winter intersession until proven otherwise," said Simon Fraser, Associated Students president. "I think we understand the issues students are facing," said Fraser. The meeting featured a financial aid representative Tony Smith. Smith advised students to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid before Jan. 1. The tax increase ballot measure Proposition 30 in the November ballot was also addressed. Andrew Bott, AS vice president for business affairs discussed what will happen if Proposition 30 passed. "In our most recent Budget and Resource Allocation Committee
Concepcion Gonzalez / Courier Blake Geffen, philosophy, records the answers given by the Associated Student Board regarding the new trimester calendar during town hall meeting on, Sept. 13.
meeting we have two predictions if Proposition 30 passes or not, Proposition 30 would not go into effect immediately. We could assume if Proposition 30 passed they could give us the very minimum," said Bott. Student Trustee Hanna Israel advised students to look ahead
and get an educational plan. "The biggest thing that students should be worried about is which classes [they’re] taking to get out of here and if that class is going to be offered in these subsequent [semesters] summer one, summer two. It is all about looking at your Ed. plan," said Israel.
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Courier Clarity sorely needed from administration 2011 JACC General Excellence Award Winner EditorinChief Nicholas Saul Managing Editor Nicholas Zebrowski Online Editor Anthony Richetts Opinion Editor Christine Michaels Assist. Opinion Editor Benjamin Simpson Arts & Entertainment Editor Paul Ochoa Features Editor Emily Chang Chien Assist. Features Editor Shelly Maldonado
CHRISTINE MICHAELS Opinion Editor
In case you haven’t noticed, the summer intersession dates in the full-page advertisement in the last two issues of the Courier and this current one are causing confusion. This is nothing new though, of course. With all of the rapid and hasty changes to the college’s fundamental calendar system, one must ask if they were properly planned. At the Sept. 11 Academic Senate Town Hall, Assistant Superintendents and Senior Vice Presidents Robert Bell and Robert Miller actively took notes on concerns both students and
faculty had with the new calendar. Many faculty members complained there would not be enough time to schedule their classes with out the winter intersession. The administration explained there would be a discussion with the faculty on this issue. Many faculty members still wait for this discussion. The spring and summer semesters will in fact have varied session lengths. Spring will be 16 weeks long, but will also have 12 – week classes along with eight-week classes. Summer semester is planned to be 12 weeks long with six-
oped the format for the spring 2013 semester. Because the current committee refused to create a calendar that would work without winter intersession, the administration chose to base its new calendar on older versions created by a different group, according to officials. The multiple changes to the academic calendar along with conflicting information being put forth by various officials are causing consternation and confusion on campus. Some clarity is sorely needed, now.
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week sessions within it. This was not made clear to the public, but instead, the public was misinformed by the large ad in the Courier stating there will be two distinct summer sessions in 2013. The number of sections determined for spring 2013 is based on the number of class sections from spring 2012. The issue with this is that these two semesters are structured very differently. How does the administration know if a spring semester with basically three sessions will be able to hold the same classes? The 2010 – 2011 Calendar Committee, instead of the current Calendar Committee, devel-
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Should the controversial anti-Islamic video be censored?
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Ryan Yamamoto / Courier A shocked Jila Mendoza, TROPA's vice president of publicity, stares in disbelief as a fellow TROPA member tries to clean her up after the egg toss, during TROPA's 2012 Picnic at Eaton Blanche Park.
Ryan Yamamoto / Courier Jenna Mae Valino, TROPA's vice president of activities, steels herself for the egg toss event at Eaton Blanche Park during TROPA's Fall 2012 Picnic. Ryan Yamamoto / Courier Jeremy Ureta, secretary of TROPA, spends some bonding time with member Sue Helen Ang on a bright sunny day in Eaton Blanche Park for TROPA's 2012 Fall Picnic.
Nick Williams, graphic communications, holds up a screen print for the Screen Printing Club in the R Building. Gabriella Gonzales / Courier
John Minor delegates the recruiting process for the screen printing club, showing examples in the R Building. Gabriella Gonzales / Courier
IN THE CLUB Belonging has its benefits
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Cicely Chisholm / Courier Dance partners Nick Haser, art, and Erica Gutierrez, nursing, watch their instructor before trying the dance moves for themselves in the W Building. Max Perez / Courier Sandra Perez, mechanical engineering and president of the Engineering Club, helps a fellow students during one of the clubâ€™s exercises.
Cicely Chisholm / Cour Members of the Candela Salsa Club line up on one side of the room, waiting for the male's of the c to ask them to dance in the W Building.
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September 27, 2012
Exhibit showcases China’s last ten years TERESA MENDOZA Staff Writer
Light fills the rotunda circular space in the Shatford Library inviting visitors to take a tour around the showcase of selected photographs that offer a glimpse into China’s last 10 years. The exhibit titled “A Feast For Your Eyes And Mind” is a collaboration of the Languages Division, Xinhua News Agency’s L.A. Bureau Chinese Language Program, and the Global Club. It features photographs by Chinese photojournalists working in China. According to Languages Division Instructor Cathy Wei, the exhibit aims to expose viewers to a global viewpoint and help them to understand the recent developments in China using the work of journalists covering news events for the Xinhua News Agency. “It is a way to report what has been going on in China,” said Wei.
The showcase includes 20 photographs by such photographers as Wang Yuguo, Li Xin, and Yan Yan, with subjects ranging from the Beijing Olympics, an Ewenki ethnic family in inner Mongolia traveling through the Hulunbuir grasslands in winter, and a cook making noodles in front of an audience in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. “China has a long cultural history but many people, unless they go to China, never really have a chance to see the recent developments,” said Wei. According to Jixuan Pan, President of the Global Club, the exhibit is an opportunity to promote Chinese culture and the work of the Global Club. The photographs present a view of China from ancient to modern times. The work boasts a true journalistic nature that captures a moment in a complex country faced to balance the old, the new and the everyday. “I can see all of China, traditional, cultural and normal life,”
John Novak / Courier The photo exhibit of China’s last decade displayed in the rotunda in the Shatford Library.
said Pan. A study abroad program to Beijing, China was started in 1997, and the program includes a
visit to Pasadena’s sister city, the Xicheng District of Beijing, according to Wei. Through the study abroad program students
can experience being in a “global environment,” she said. “PCC is the bridge to knowledge about Beijing,” said Wei.
Academic Senate meeting reveals tension among campus groups Continued from page 1
new Faculty Dean position entailed. Assistant Superintendent and Senior Vice President of College and Business Affairs Robert Miller explained the position. “[The Dean of Faculty] will be reporting directly to [Vice President] Bell. The dean will work on all faculty and student related issues. The idea of the position is for the dean to be an
advocate for the faculty and to address student and faculty needs, [and also streamline] academic processes,” said Miller. The CTE Dean hiring committee was recommended to consist of three faculty members, including Matt Jordan, whom many members felt should not be appointed to the committee. Assistant Superintendent and Senior Vice President of Business and College Affairs Robert
Miller explained the screening process had already begun and that Jordan was among several candidates for the CTE Dean position. “It would be wise not to include him in that committee in case he gets the position,” Miller said. English Instructor Martha Bonilla was concerned about how the committees were being formed.
“There is something wrong with how things are being conducted on committees,” Bonilla said. “[The administration] manufactured a crisis when they created the crisis to begin with. They are causing our own shared governance bodies to implode." “[The administration is] not responding to the needs of shared governance, but in fact to the manufactured crisis. This is appalling,” she said gravely. The CTE Dean hiring committee was approved with an 11- 9 vote. Yet another issue discussed was the lack of clarity on the actual calendar dates for the 2013 summer session. Community Education Center
Instructor Daniel Hamman was upset over the wrong dates stated in a handout provided by the administration and the public relations department. “The handout says that there are two summer sessions,” Hamman said. Bell explained the hand out was in error. “We are working on a summer term, instead of two distinct summer sessions,” he said. Many members in the meeting inquired about the number of class sections that would be available during summer. Bell explained the number of classes for the 2013 summer semester has not been determined yet.
New computer software coming Continued from page 1
dent career: past, present and future. What classes they have taken, what classes they are currently taking, and what classes are needed to complete their degrees, with different scenarios available for alternative degrees, said Rick Legoza at the Board of Trustees meeting. CourseSignals will allow teachers to access information about students in real time, and the program will highlight underperforming students. The system will integrate almost all the systems on campus, including Financial Aid, Human Resources, and College Finances.
“I think that PCC has been so far behind in technology,” said Trustee Linda Wah. “It's really damaged our ability to deliver service to students and also to give the tools that are needed to our staff to really do their job effectively.” VP Cable said the computer system currently in place was initially installed in 1984 to 1986. “We are running off an HP3000. That is an antique,” said Cable. “Four years ago the board of trustees commissioned a report,” said President Mark Rocha at the Board of Trustees meeting on Aug 29, “that essentially said that our current computer system … is basically dysfunctional.”
Command center prepared for crisis Continued from page 1
a Joint Information Center, which would work out of the Cap and Gown room on the ground floor of the CC Building. Perez said that PCC officials had talked about also offering use of the EOC to Caltech, Pasadena Police Department and JPL as a base of operations, if they ever had an incident on its campus. “Caltech has a longstanding relationship with PCC and its police department,” said
Caltech’s Associate Vice President for Facilities Jim Cowell, in the winter of 2011. “I’m having the cadets get certified in different programs,” said Captain of the Cadets Marisol Riebeling, who is also a student at PCC. She said that the cadets were in the process of learning about NIMS. “We can do just about anything in any situation from this room... it’s awesome to know that we have a room like this, here at PCC,” said Perez.
September 27, 2012
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SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN ON MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
BENEFIT: CLASSES FOR EVERY STUDENT, NOT JUST A FEW
SPRING SEMESTER REGISTRATION
OCTOBER, 2012 SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES BEGIN
JANUARY 7, 2013 SPRING BREAK
MARCH 4 – 10, 2013 SPRING SEMESTER FINAL EXAMS
THINK OF IT AS “16-6” INSTEAD OF “6-16”
APRIL 29 – MAY 5, 2013 COMMENCEMENT
MAY 3, 2013 SUMMER SESSION I BEGINS
MAY 13, 2013 SUMMER SESSION II BEGINS
JUNE 24, 2013
FREQUENTLY FREQUENTL LY ASKED ASK QUESTIONS QUESTION: So if all you’re doing is ﬂipping the calendar, calendar r, why not just keep ke the calendar as it is? ANSWER: The primary reason for the calendar change is to improve p stu udent success. The current calendar was itself an experiment that began only in 2004. Since that time state data show that PCC’s student success outcomes have ﬂat lined or declined, especially among basic skills students, our most at-risk students for not completing. Data shows that students in basic skills English, ESL and math usually complete at higher rates when instruction occurs consistently over an academic year without a long winter break. Why can’t the District just fund extra winter session classes under the same calendar as it always has done? The severe state funding cuts for 2012-2013 alreadyy had forced the District to eliminate most winter session classes. At the Board meeting on September 5, the Trustees adopted a FY 2012-2013 budget that would stay within its state funding and its historical policy of going over statemandated enrollment by no more than 2%. Under the old calendar, PCC would have had a winter session, but no winter session classes. The newly approved calendar insures that all students will have classes in the winter starting on January 7. Why is this called a “tentative” calendar? Should I plan to be here on January 7 or not? The Board of Trustees has already approved and adopted the new calendar and fully intends for it to be implemented this year. In the ofﬁcial action item before the Board of Trustees, the calendar was termed “tentative” due to the legal requirement that the District negotiate with its faculty and staff unions about the impacts on their wages and working conditions of this calendar change. To be clear, the negotiation with the faculty and staff unions is not about whether the calendar will be implemented. It is about addressing the negotiable effects of the change
on faculty and staff. The calendar change can go forward while these negotiations continue. So,, as a pra p actical matter, all facultyy, staff and students should plan p on the calendar ch hange g and should plan p to start classes on Mondayy, Januaryy 7,, 2013. By O October 1, or thereabouts, the administration will make a ﬁnal announcement on the operational details of implementing the new calendar. I’m a student planning to graduate and transfer in the Spring and I was planning to take a winter session class to meet the requirements of my educational plan? What do I do now? You will still get need. g the class you y (But, ﬁrst, remember that under the previous calendar there were no classes offered during the winter session.) All students who are in this situation and who are within 12-18 units of graduation/transfer will be identiﬁed and given the classes they need. If you are in this situation, email firstname.lastname@example.org. p I’m a student and I was planning to work full time or travel winter. ravel during the winter r. Now what do I do? You still can work or be away for January 7- February 15. We will be scheduling a late spring session of classes to meet the needs of such students. If you are in this situation, email calend email@example.com. p
to set up your spring classes, while it is less busy. Will the fall 2013 term ﬁnish after the holiday break?
requirements for admission (e.g. completion of the golden four and 60 units by the end of the spring term). Please contact a counselor or university rep for more information.
No. The fall term is scheduled to ﬁnish before the holiday break as usual. This includes ﬁnals and the submission of grades by faculty.
I’m a full-time faculty member and I’m not scheduled to teach in the winter and I have already made other plans to be away. away y. What do I do?
When will the spring 2013 class schedule be available/ posted online?
This may be an “impact on working conditions.” First, make this clear to your union so that they can negotiate such issues with the District. The District is prepared to accommodate faculty in this situation and there are a number of ways that this accommodation can be done without any disruption to you or the class schedule.
The spring 2013 class schedule will be on the PCC website by mid to late October as usual. Will the new calendar cost students more in fees? No. Enrollment and tuition fees in spring 2013 will remain unchanged: 12 units at $46/unit, plus $13 Health Fee, $1 ASB Fee and $10 Student Activity Fee per term. Will there be summer classes? Yes. The ﬁrst six-week summer session begins on Mayy 13 and ends June 21. The second six-week summer session is scheduled for June 24 and ends August 2. The state budget cuts still may not make extra summer classes available, but students who need a class to get to a university in September will get what they need.
OK, so when and how will I register and get my classes for the Spring semester?
s To be eligible for guaranteed summer session I courses, students must provide the Degree and Transfer Center with the following information per dates posted:
There’s plenty ty of time. Yo ou will register the way you always have on the PCC website. You will be assigned a registration date based on your priority.
% Before 12/7/12: A list of all CSU and UC campuses to which fall 2013 applications were submitted and the transfer major declared
Registration assignment dates for continuing students will be posted on Lancerlink on October 1. New/ Returning students will be emailed their registration assignment dates upon conﬁrmed receipt of their admission application.
% Before 3/1/13: A list of all independent campuses to which fall 2013 applications were submitted and the transfer major declared
It’s so important to make an appointment to see a counselor now
% Upon immediate receipt from independent institutions: admission status notice and/or requirements Note: CSUs and UCs have minimum
I’m a faculty member and I’m scheduled to teach a new course in the Spring and I was counting on the winter break to prepare. This is also an example of a possible “impact” of the calendar change and faculty should make the Faculty Association aware of this situation. Again, the administration is prepared to work closely with the Faculty Association to accommodate faculty in this kind of situation. There will also be a number of special meetings in the next few weeks with the Academic Senate and the Committee on Academic and Professional Matters (CAPM) so that the administration can address any and all faculty issues. I’m a classiﬁed staff member and I’ve heard that there may be furloughs this January. January y. Is this so? No. When the Board adopted the new calendar, it also eliminated the need to ask managers and staff to furlough during the winter session when no classes would be in session. The adopted budget proposed to the Board for FY2012-2013 does not include furloughs for managers or staff. The administration has therefore instructed General Counsel to rescind its previous request to negotiate the possibility of furloughs for January.
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September 27, 2012
Football still looking for first win
Men’s soccer loses in last preseason game PCCs record goes to 0-6-1 BENJAMIN SIMPSON Staff Writer
Above: Defensive back Dashon Wade takes down a COC player on Sep. 22 at College of the Canyons. PCC played a strong defensive first half, but ultimately broke down in the second half, losing 36-14. Right: Wide receiver Jeremiah Andrade gets sandwiched between two COC defenders.
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Women's soccer fights out for win NICHOLAS ZEBROWSKI Managing Editor
The women's soccer team pulled off an impressive win Friday against Los Angeles Valley College after a strong and aggressive offensive game, staying strong even until the end with a final score of 5-1. "We've been talking all year about playing a 90-minute game, today we really did that," said Coach Randy Lilavois after the game. "The first half was greatin the second we stressed playing the full ninety minutes." Less than five minutes into the first half Taylor Gore scored the first goal against LAV defense. Defender Hallie White did a lot of work keeping the ball away from the Lancer goal, and helped keep pressure on LAV defense. "This was a fantastic last preseason game," said White after
the game. "They came at us very aggressively but I think we played well." PCC scored its last goal in the final minutes with another free kick over the LAV goalie's head by Nancy Nunez. "I thought we played really well," Nunez said after the game. "The second half we really stepped it up." Despite strong offense from Gore, Heather French, and Isabella Montano the Lancers were unable to score another goal ending the first half with a score or 0-1. The Lancers came into the second half even more aggressively with several shots at the goal right at the whistle. After several failed attempts at the goal, Lancer Hallie White knocked in a corner kick from Nancy Nunez for goal number two. White was instrumental in the
successful attacking offense, and seemed to be all over dominating the field. "It was a really good game," said French. "The other team came out rough, so we came out a little stronger [in the second half]." Adriani Andrews was also a key player in the attacking offense in the second half. Andrews aggressive passing helped Vanessa Capra succeed in a long run from center field resulting in goal number four for the lancers. Coach Lilavois said that he had stressed finishing the second half strong in the locker room during half time and said that the team really followed through on playing the full 90-minute game. The Lancer's strong passing and offense surpassed LAV's defense for the win.
After quickly going two goals down, the Lancer men’s soccer team rallied back, striking two goals to level the score by the end of the first half. But in the second half the Rio Hondo Roadrunners scored two more unanswered goals to beat the Lancers 2-4 in their last pre-season game at Rio Hondo on Sept. 20. Despite the loss, the Lancers displayed two new goal-scoring talents. With Ruben Vera finding himself unmarked in the Roadrunners 18 yard box, Irving Rosales crossed the ball, and Vera was able to make a quick diving header back across the keeper into the bottom corner of the net. “Irving crossed the ball,” said Vera, “Those are my specialties, a header from the side. I have been improving; the first game I played not to my level. Hopefully I will start playing better.” The second goal by the Lancers looked deceptively simple. Surrounded by two Roadrunner players at the top of the 18-yard-box, Yeyson Caballeros brought the ball to his feet, spun 180 degrees and launched it into the top left corner of the Roadrunners goal. The keeper had no chance. During the pre-season, the Lancers dominated most of their games, but were unable to score. PCC had more goal scoring opportunities than Lionel Messi
scores goals, but were unable to find that final finishing quality to put the ball in the back of the net. In this game the Lancers did not have as many scoring chances, but they were able to take advantage of those chances. “It showed that we are getting together,” said Rosales. “Everything’s coming together, I think it went well … it’s a pretty good team. I’m not really to worried about our defense like they are saying, I am more worried about our offense, but we came together well.” Rio Hondo’s Jesus Garcia showed off his goal-scoring prowess scoring both goals in the second half. The first was a simple looking header just inside the near post, and the second a sharp shot from 18 yards out into the top corner. The other goal scorers for Rio Hondo were Emmanuel Varela and Rigoberto Arrendon. There were four yellow cards; three for Rio Hondo and one (AP style) for the Lancer’s Luis Flores. The Sept. 20 game against Rio Hondo was the last pre-season game, and the Lancers finished with a record of 0-6-1. With the end of the pre-season and the first conference game coming up the Lancers can shrug off their pre-season record and look to the future. “Honestly I think we are going to do pretty good [in the conference],” said Rosales, “We play El Camino, we should take that, because they tied [Rio Hondo] … I feel like we are going to have a new start, and we’ll do good.”
John Novak / Courier Yeyson Caballeros rushes to the ball while Rio Hondo's Jose Martinez Jr. charges after him during a Sept. 20 loss at Rio Hondo.