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Vol. XLIV Issue 25 April 17, 2018

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April 17, 2018

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress on April 11.

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Facebook CEO faces reality DREW CASTILLO

Staff Writer

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress for two days last week in response to a firestorm of criticism involving the social media platform’s data breach with Cambridge Analytica. The 33-year-old billionaire who launched the social media website while attending Harvard University faced the wrath of Democratic and Republican lawmakers during the hearings. Cambridge Analytica is the British data firm accused of using the Facebook app, “This is Your Digital Life,” a personality quiz, to collect the personal data of some 87 million Facebook users. According to The Associated Press, Cambridge Analyticia is accused of using the data to influence elections in the U. S. and around the world. Zuckerberg called the security breach a “huge mistake.” Facebook makes money through the sale of targeted advertising. Rod Lamb, program administrator for the Cyber Security Education Consortium at Richland College, said it’s no surprise that information is sold to advertisers. “Facebook is all automated and so based on various criteria they [the ads] pop up,” Lamb said. “It’s not a coincidence that you go to Amazon and you look something up and then you go on to Facebook and all of a sudden you see an ad for that very thing that you were just looking for.” U.S. Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia brought up the issue of the opioid epidemic, asserting that illegal drugs are being sold through Facebook. Zuckerberg denied the accusations. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz grilled Zuckerberg on the issue of “silencing” other religious and

political ideologies, specifically Diamond and Silk, two conservative YouTube contributors who are outspoken supporters of President Donald Trump. Zuckerberg said, “In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error, and we have already gotten in touch with them to reverse it.” According to Wall Street figures, the CEO made $3 billion while testifying before Congress as Facebook stock rallied April 10–11. In response to the data overreach, Zuckerberg vowed to “create new A.I. (artificial intelligence) tools” to address any future security breaches. Lamb had lots of questions about what Facebook and lawmakers do next. “What was Congress’ should intent and what do they hope to get out of this?” asked Lamb. Zuckerberg admitted that regulation of social media companies is “inevitable” and acknowledged that his own personal data had been compromised by outsiders. Republicans and Democrats in Congress appeared to agree that regulation might be needed but gave no indication what that might entail or even which problems to address. Facebook users began receiving notices on their feeds April 9. The item “Protecting Your Information” includes a link that lets users see apps they have used and information they have shared. Individual apps can be turned off and third-party apps can be completely shut down. More than 2 billion Facebook users have received notice on their feeds about the data breach. Zuckerberg said the 87 million figure was attained by calculating the maximum number of friends a user could have while the personality quiz was collecting data in 2014. He said the exact number of people affected by the data breach remains unknown. The company’s logs don’t go back that far.

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Emeritus professor raises awareness of honey bees’ decline HUNTER MILLER Staff Writer

Honey bee populations are declining at an alarming rate. Multiple stress factors such as parasites, disease and pesticides have created a perfect storm, leaving the bees without a fighting chance. Beekeeper Ryan Giesecke explained the importance of raising awareness about this growing problem. “I put a lot of value in educating people. That’s why I teach classes here at Richland and why I go out and help other beekeepers or homeowners that have bee problems,” said Giesecke. “Awareness goes a long way. All the recent media attention on bees’ decline has really benefited the bee preservation cause, and yet a lot of people are still in the dark about what’s going on.”

– Ryan Giesecke More than just honey Most people don’t know that much about bees, but they are a crucial part of life as we know it. According to the Department of Agriculture, around one out of every three bites of the food we eat is made possible by pollinators like honey bees.

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James Gluba, left, Anne-Marie Miller and Ryan Giesecke relocate the old queen’s hive and establish a new queen that is less aggressive.

Bees do even more than that though. Pollinators like bees make it possible for around 90 percent of our wild plants to grow through cross-pollination. According to a survey from BeeInformed. com the American honey bee population was hit with a 44 percent die off in 2016, and it is getting worse each year. Bees are defensive, not aggressive Many people are afraid of bees. Giesecke revealed the truth about these amazing insects. “Unfortunately, the one thing most people do know about bees is that they can sting you. That limited knowledge really works against the situation,” said Giesecke. “What people

Beekeepers look for the queen to make sure the hive is healthy.

don’t know is that honey bees die if they sting you.” Bees are not usually aggressive. “They eat pollen and nectar. They are simply defending their home in a way that we all would if we felt it was under attack,” said Giesecke. “They are incredibly fascinating creatures. There is so much to learn about them.” Landscape for pollinators Richland has always been committed to protecting and raising awareness about the environment. From planting trees to picking up trash, helping Mother Nature is what Richland does best. Barbara Wilkat works in the Landscape Services Department at Richland. She explained what pollinators are and what they do. “There are so many pollinators that visit a garden. Some of them visit during the day, and some, like bats and moths, typically visit a garden at night. Some pollinators are so small; they’re difficult to see. A pollinator’s job is to transfer pollen,” said Wilkat. Wilkat went on to describe how plants have evolved to help with the pollination process. “Plants have adapted to welcome their favorite guests by creating ultraviolet landing pads as a guide along with the size of plant parts to make pollination easier, scent and flower shape, color and even flower bloom time,” Wilkat said. “Plants that like nocturnal pollinators typically don’t waste their energy on flower color, so a lot of them have white flowers, but they are attractive by being very fragrant. Of course, our favorite pollinators include bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.” Wilkat is committed to expanding Richland’s campus gardens and providing more areas to help pollinators like honey bees.

On the campus there are several garden areas that promote pollinators with plants such as butterfly bush, abelias, crape myrtles, sage, agarita, mahonia, echinacea and hibiscus to name a few. “My goal is to increase the inclusion of native plants as a design alternative as we refresh and expand our campus gardens,” she said. Students can help protect pollinators by spreading the word. There are many people who have no idea that bees need help. They can also help by planting wildflowers for the bees and helping in community gardens providing flowers that these pollinators desperately need, especially in an urban setting. “Anyone can get involved. From community service and education to caring for your own hive, there are so many ways to help save the bees,” Giesecke said.

Beekeper removes the queen’s container.

“Anyone can get involved. From community service and education to caring for your own hive, there are so many ways to help save the bees.”


April 17, 2018

In ‘Isle of Dogs,’ canines fight back RICKY MILLER Entertainment Editor

As a filmmaker, Wes Anderson has a pretty good track record in my book. I’ve given the bulk of the movies on his resume the grade of A- or higher. This even goes back to his 1998 release of the brilliant “Rushmore” in which a young Jason Schwartzman flames out as an overachieving prep school student. But we’re here to talk about “Isle of Dogs,” Anderson’s latest film that involves talking dogs discarded on Trash Island, a wasteland for canines that have to fend for themselves. The tale is set in Japan, where Mayor Kaboyashi (Kunichi Nomura) is a cat lover and not a member of the K-9 set. “Isle of Dogs” uses the same stop-motion animation technology that was awesome in “Fantastic Mr. Fox” in 2009. That film actually received a couple of Oscar nominations for best animated feature and best music for a feature film. In “Isle of Dogs,” Bryan Cranston provides the voice of Chief, a dog discarded on the island who had been a prominent figure in a high position of power. He was essentially the guard dog and companion of Atari (Koyo Rankin), the mayor’s nephew.

Also involved in the storyline are Rex (the voice of Edward Norton), King (Bob Balaban), Boss (Bill Murray) and Duke (Jeff Goldblum). They are essentially a pack of wild dogs that will protect Atari and Chief at any cost. The mayor has a hidden agenda. When his staff finds a solution to the dog flu epidemic, he buries the cure instead of distributing it to the public. Funny and amusing fights occur. Viewers are treated to an overhead shot that contains a mixture of smoke along with heavy grunts and growls. Anderson, like Woody Allen or Whit Stillman, appeals to a very specific demographic. For the sake of argument, let’s just say that demographic is movie critics. Anderson’s verbiage and approach to language is very specific and does not really hold mass appeal. The humor is dry and witty with a nice dose of sarcasm, coupled with some keen outlooks on life in general. That is why I liked it so much. The dialogue is natural, witty and filled with irony. The setup is just a day in the life: nothing more, nothing less. It reminds me of the 1990s when “Seinfeld” was a really big hit on TV; “Seinfeld” was a show about nothing, which is the way Anderson looks at life’s problems and predicaments. I recommend this flick for teenagers and adults. It really wasn’t made for kids. — Grade A-

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Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton and Bryan Cranston voice the dogs in “Isle of Dogs.”

“Batman Returns” (1992) — While not Michael Keaton’s first outing as the Caped Crusader, this film shows a more fulfilling portrayal of the character, especially when he meets his match with Catwoman (a terrific Michelle Pfeiffer) and fights Penguin (Danny DeVito).


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Jason Liles as George the gorilla, left, and Dwayne Johnson star in “Rampage.”

‘Rampage’ a guilty pleasure RICKY MILLER Entertainment Editor

As I have said in the past, video game movies do not really work. This goes back many a year, even to “The Wizard,” where they tried to give Fred Savage (TV’s “The Wonder Years”) his own chance at becoming a matinee idol. I think his appearance as the sick kid in William Goldman and Rob Reiner’s “The Princess Bride” lent more to his credibility as a name to remember. But, I digress. We are here to learn about “Rampage,” the new based-on-a-video-game tale that looks at George, a gorilla who can actually communicate via sign language. He was rescued by Dwayne Johnson’s Davis Okoye who saved George many years ago when he was still a baby. George, however, is not the only genetically altered animal on the planet, since there is also a wolf as well as a crocodile. Adding credibility to this moronic yet fun movie is Naomie Harris. She was the new Moneypenny in the last James Bond entry, “Spectre.” Her part in “Rampage” is that of a brilliant scientist who was fired from her last job due to some insider shuffling at the top. Harris also supported in “Moonlight,” a Best Picture winner that was not “La La Land” sparking one of the worst debacles in Oscar history. As far as disappointing movies go, “Rampage” has some weight and gravitas in pooling all of the plot points together. One of the characters thought to be an adversary

“Batman Forever” (1995) — Val Kilmer portrays the first blonde Bruce Wayne in this colorful take on the Gotham City hero. Funnyman Jim Carrey takes on The Riddler with an animated Tommy Lee Jones as Harvey Dent/Two-Face.


“Batman & Robin” (1997) — George Clooney makes for the perfect Bruce Wayne, but that is really the only good thing that can be said about this corny, over-the-top outing for Batman, although Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to have a good time as Mr. Freeze.


turns out to be a good guy. Jeffrey Dean Morgan plays Harvey Russell, a government higher-up with some clout in getting things done ASAP. Akerman’s Claire Wyden is a corporate bigwig whose company helps create the genetically altered creatures that are running amok. She is a person who does not care about anyone or anything except her own selfish interests. Johnson’s Okoye acknowledges the ridiculous of the film when he says “of course the wolf flies.” In a strange twist of irony, both Jeffrey Dean Morgan and supporter Malin Akerman were in Zack Snyder’s superhero tale “Watchmen” in 2009. Dean Morgan was The Comedian while Akerman was Silk Spectre II. With “Rampage,” director Brad Peyton returns. He steered Johnson to some of his biggest hits, namely “San Andreas” in 2015. He also directed him in “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” in which he replaced Brendan Fraser. Other awful video game-inspired tales come to mind when watching the silliness in “Rampage,” namely the ludicrous and awful “Super Mario Bros.,” the 1994 version of “Street Fighter” with Jean-Claude Van Damme” and “Doom” (also with Johnson). The jokes in “Rampage” are occasionally crass and crude, but that is what the audiences paid to see in this epitome of a guilty pleasure. It is, after all, best to be seen on the big screen so one gets that important immersive experience in the theater. — Grade C+

“The Dark Knight Rises” (2012) — With no putting down of Christian Bale’s first two outings as Batman in Christopher Nolen’s brilliant trilogy, this final film marks the character in a true dilemma facing off against Bane (the evergreat Tom Hardy).


“Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016) — Ben Affleck dons the cape and cowl and is a reverse Clooney: a lacking Bruce Wayne but a truly awesome Batman. A mediocre film about the meeting of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel (aka Superman) but effects and style still make it — Jeremy Gaydosh C-


April 17, 2018

Intercultural Festival celebrates diversity on campus

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Marcellus Lewis visits the festival in the East Breezeway.

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Courtney Evangelista poses in her traditional Hawaiian belly dancer garb.

Ryan Morrow enjoys his parrot’s company during the festival.

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Orian Sifontes shows country pride, waving the Venezuelan flag at Richland’s Intercultural Festival. Students gathered in the East Breezeway to enjoy the festivities.

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Dancers from the Asian Student Association gather for a photo in the East Breezeway.

Performance artist Tay Kham juggles fire in the hula show at the Richland College Intercultural Festival on April 11.


April 17, 2018

‘First Date’ the musical: finding love in the age of social media JOYCE JACKSON Copy Editor

Who doesn’t love a blind date? It’s exciting, yet stressful when you think of meeting a strange person who might just become the love of your life. Why wouldn’t you take a chance and just show up? That’s the premise of the Drama Department’s upcoming musical “First Date.” When two thirtysomethings, one guy and one gal, take a chance and meet for that crucial first date at a restaurant, a variety of unexpected events and quirky people disrupt their preplanned date. “First Date” is based on a book by Austin Winsberg with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. It premiered on Broadway in August 2013. Gregory Lush, Richland drama professor and director, describes “First Date” as a “small Broadway musical” with two main characters, Aaron and Casey. Ben Stegmair plays Aaron, a young man who works on Wall Street because it pays well and Alan Self is Casey, who works in an art gallery and is into photography. Once the two wannabe lovebirds meet, disruptions galore take place. In addition to Stegmair and Self, five other

Richland students make up the cast. They are: Carlos Hernandez, Cat Christenson, Jordan Bradford, Nabeeha Kazmi and Will Frederick. They play the patrons in the restaurant/ bar, but also become the “imagined voices and bodies of people from Aaron and Casey’s lives,” as well as former girlfriends and boyfriends and yes, other “beings” from their past and future. Lush said he considers “First Date” a romantic-comedy. “It’s an intimate piece. It’s about young people but their experiences are very much like our college students here. So, they can relate to these characters. It’s also a lot of fun. It’s just zany.” The music is contemporary, Lush said, but it goes through a number of different styles and genres. Basically, it’s pop-rock. “What we were trying to evoke with our production of it [the musical] is the feel of a New York cabaret bar,” Lush said. “Hopefully, that’s kind of the sense that the audience will get from it.” The musical also says a lot about dating, which used to be simple. People might meet for a blind date and know nothing about each other. These days, however, social media has taken over. It plays quite a role in this musical so that the audience, which may include people of all ages, will get a glimpse of how dating is today.

It’s now possible to look someone up and find out everything about the person you’re about to meet for the first time. Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram represent characters in the musical as well as some version of the social media platform. Attendees can also expect to see some vivacious dancing in this musical and some excellent musicians: Kelly McCain is the choreographer, Vonda Bowling, the music director on piano, Jeffrey Bowling on bass, Randy Linberg on drums and Tanner Peterson on the guitar. Lush said people will enjoy this production because it has some “really funny comedic moments.” With the idea of dating in the social media age, students will find it easy to see a reflection of themselves as they enter the realm of dating. Lush said “First Date” is the equivalent of an R-rated movie and is not suitable for every age group. “There’s some adult language and some adult themes,” he said. “It’s very contemporary. By the time you’re a teenager, you’re probably already dealing with these things.” “First Date” will run at 7:30 p.m. April 2428 in the Arena Theater in Fannin Hall. It runs 90 minutes with no intermission. The musical is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. No reservations are necessary.

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April 17, 2018

Dez is out; Richland baseball struggles

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The Dallas Cowboys let Dez Bryant go.

Dez is gone The Dallas Cowboys debt is up to $22 million after they released wide receiver Dez Bryant at the last minute at the cost of $8 million. Bryant apparently threw up his arms with ease and tweeted very personal messages. This won’t be the last you’ll hear from the Cowboys’ all-time touchdown reception leader. Fans throughout the Cowboy Nation are sad that it had to happen this way. Honestly, it was expected. Watching the Cowboys for more than 30 years, I know how supportive these guys are. And I also know how selfish

is New Orleans. In the East, Toronto is the top seed followed by Boston, Philadelphia and Cleveland. Indiana and Miami are back in the playoffs as well. In the NHL, the Dallas Stars’ playoff hopes were crushed after last month’s eight-game losing streak. The Stars finished the season at 42-32 but will not make the playoffs. Defending Western Conference champion, the Nashville Predators, is the top seed. And how about the expansion Vegas Golden Knights? That expansion draft really did that team some good. They are the second seed followed by Winnipeg. In the East, Tampa Bay is the top seed followed by Washington. Defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh drops down to the sixth seed. Sports extra `Patrick Reed won the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga. He finished at 15 under 273, surpassing Rickie Fowler and 2015 champion Jordan Speith, from Dallas, who shot 13 under. After 10 years in the minor leagues, 32-yearold Andre Ingram was called up by the Los Angeles Lakers. In his first NBA game for one night, Ingram was “Hollywood.” Though his shooting style was a bit awkward, it was also effective. Ingram’s first points came from downtown. The crowd and the players went nuts. He finished with 19 points, a standing ovation and the game ball. It would’ve been better if the Lakers won against the Houston Rockets. Didn’t matter. They saw a show and everyone was impressed. Ingram, the oldest American rookie athlete in more than 50 years, was blessed. Just another example of why no one should ever give up on their dreams. Ingram says, “It was amazing. The crowd, the lights, it was just once in a lifetime. It was awesome.” -Tru Armstrong

Women’s soccer: Thunderducks move up KAMMONKE OBASE-WOTTA Managing Editor

So far five Thunderducks have committed to furthering their collegiate soccer careers at four-year universities. Jessica Dowse, first team All-American in soccer and top goal scorer for Richland, finished the season with 14 goals in 14 games and cumulatively with 32 goals in 33 games in her two seasons with the team. She signed a letter of intent to play NCAA Division II soccer at Dallas Baptist University (DBU). Ashley Long, a multifaceted player, a goalkeeper in her freshman season and a defender in her sophomore season, made the first team All-American team and also signed to play for Dallas Baptist University. Long is “nervous” but ready to tackle the challenge ahead. “It’s going to be really good because I’m being challenged. It’ll be a good growing opportunity.” Women’s soccer coach Scott Toups expressed pride for the departing players. “They

deserve it. DBU is a Top 10 Division II [school] in the country and I think both of them [Dowse and Long] will go there and really help out their program.” Veronica Miranda, midfielder, scored six goals and assisted 12 last season. She committed to play for Southwest Assembly of God University in Waxahachie. “Veronica, she was an All-American force a couple years ago, suffered some injuries, came back [and] had a good year for us,” said Toups. Lindsay Hidalgo and Jessica Gutierrez committed to play for San Diego Christian College (San Diego County). Lindsay Hidalgo, forward, played for Richland in 2013 and 2016. She contributed 15 goals and 17 assists in 34 games for the Thunderducks. Gutierrez, forward, played in 2016 and 2017. She scored six and assisted seven goals. “It’s going to be different since California has a different style of play than it is in Texas. They have higher standards than they do here,” said Gutierrez. Toups believes that the family ties of the players helped in the decision process of Hi-

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Ashley Long , left, and Jessica Gutierrez at Long’s signing.

dalgo and Gutierrez. “The two that are going to San Diego; their situation’s a little different with both of their husbands being military and stationed there. It ended up being a really good fit.” According to Toups, a couple of other players are still awaiting confirmation on their transfers. “They are good players. We will definitely miss them,” said Toups.

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these guys are. If he just had one more year, they should’ve at least let him play this out until next season. Now that he’s gone, the Cowboys just wasted more money paying off a guy who failed to produce last season. Better hope he doesn’t end up with an NFC East team. Then things will really blow up. It has been an up-and-down baseball season here at Richland this semester, but with two months remaining, the Thunderducks are still in the running. Richland finished the month of March at 6-9. The T-Ducks picked it up early this month defeating Eastfield at home (14-8), then winning two in a three-game series with Cedar Valley. The T-Ducks are ranked in the Top 15 in most categories. Tyson Thompson, Ethan Quintanilla and Joseph Huff lead the T-Ducks in several offensive categories. Richland faces both MAC and nonconference schools. Like last year, the Texas Rangers are off to a slow start, falling into last place in the American League West. The world champion Houston Astros are off to another great start. And how ’bout that kid Shohei Ohtani. He has become the most popular Angel even moreso than Mike Trout. Ohtani, the pitcher/designated hitter for the L.A. Angels, has already hit three home runs, seven RBIs and almost pitched a perfect game against Oakland. NBA and NHL, without the Dallas teams It’s another disappointing season for the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. The Mavs finished with the third-worst record in the Western Conference, but Dirk Nowitzki has announced he will return for his 21st NBA season. The NBA playoffs are set as Minnesota knocked off Denver for the final playoff spot. The Timberwolves will face top seed Houston in the first round. Golden State, which lost its star Steph Curry, will be the second seed. The Utah Jazz are back in the playoffs as well as

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