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Vol. XLVII Issue 8 October 8, 2019

Guyger receives compassion plus 10 years Pg. 3 • Impeachment pressure rises:

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• ‘Joker’ takes to the screens:

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• Shakespeare hits Richland stage:

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• Richland soccer on a roll:

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October 8, 2019


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House Investigative Chairman Adam Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi conduct a news conference.

Impeachment inquiry begins Adrienne Aguilar Editor-In-Chief

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The widening impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump is moving towards a constitutional showdown between the executive branch and Congress. At press time on Oct. 4, Democrats in the House had subpoenaed the White House. Trump said he would formally object to the impeachment investigation. The House is calling for the acting White House Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, to provide documents detailing the White House’s financial actions. According to The Associated Press (AP), Trump claimed the House Democrats, “have no votes” to proceed. At issue is a letter the White House was expected to send to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claiming the impeachment inquiry should not go forward without first having a vote in the House to authorize it. Meanwhile, House Democrats are issuing requests for documents from Vice President Mike Pence concerning his contacts in Ukraine. The centerpiece of the investigation involves a whistleblower complaint over Trump asking the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to “do us a favor,” according to a memorandum released by the White House at the order of the president. Pelosi called the situation, “a breach of his constitutional responsibilities,” in her statement on Sept. 24. Trump turned up the heat Oct. 3 by publically encouraging China to investigate his political rival for wrongdoing. According to AP, “President Donald Trump is insisting that his call for China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden will have no bearing on upcoming high-stakes trade talks with the nation.” U.S. Congressman for District 32, and a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Colin Allred issued a statement on Sept. 26, which said, “I take my oath of office very seriously, and with it the responsibility to defend the Constitution and

to preserve our democratic institutions.” His statement addressed concerns over the public release of the whistleblower’s complaint, having said, “After reading the contents of both the memo of the President’s call with the President of Ukraine and the whistleblower complaint, I have concluded that a formal impeachment inquiry should begin and investigations must continue in order to protect our national security and uphold the rule of law.” In Trump’s initial phone call to the Ukrainian president on July 25, Trump said, “I would like to have the Attorney General call you or your people and I would like you to get to the bottom of it.” Zelenskiy later replied, “For me, as a president, it is very important and we are open for any future cooperation. We are ready to open a new page on cooperation in relations between the United States and Ukraine.” Allred stated, “The American people are watching and counting on us to approach this inquiry with the gravity and seriousness of purpose that this consequential moment demands.” g The whistleblower’s complaint underlined the gravity of the situation, stating that the president was possibly using his office to pressure a foreign country to investigate one of Trump’s challengers in the upcoming 2020 election. The complaint said, “I am deeply concerned that the actions described below constitute “a serious or flagrant problem, abuse, or violation of law or Executive Order,” adding that the president’s actions endangered U.S. national security. h Trump has stated that even if Democrats have the ability to impeach him, he doubts the Senate would convict him. Calling upon a foreign government to interfere with an American election is a violation of the law. b Pelosi later said in her address, “The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law.” o

October 8, 2019


Amber Guyger declared guilty of murder Staff Writer

“I love you as a person. I don’t wish anything bad on you,” said Brandt Jean, the younger brother of Botham Jean who was killed by an off-duty Dallas police officer in September 2018. “I don’t know if this [is] possible, but can I give her a hug?” he asked the judge. The unusual events capped a six-day murder trial that resulted in 31-year-old Amber Guyger, a former Dallas police officer, being convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 years in prison. Guyger was seen weeping at the defense table, seated with her lawyers, while cheers erupted outside the courtroom from Jean’s family and friends after the verdict was delivered Oct. 1. The Jean family’s attorneys, Ben Crump and Lee Merritt, stood outside the courtroom and delivered the post-verdict message to the media. “This is a huge victory, not only for the family of Botham Jean, but this a victory for black people in America,” said Merritt. Crump also represented the family of 17-year old Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black male in Sanford, Florida, who was killed by a Hispanic neighborhood watch member. “I look at this jury. And I look at the diversity of this jury,” Merritt said. “They will see all past the technical, intellectual justifications

for an unjustifiable killing. And I believe they will do the right thing.” Dallas Police Chief Renee Hall held a press conference after the jury sentenced Guyger and said that Dallas Police Association President Michael Mata and Dallas police officer Martin Rivera will undergo investigation by the Internal Affairs Unit for their handling of the case. Tensions were still high after the sentencing. Guyger faced a possible sentence of 5 to 99 years in prison. Prosecutors appealed to the jurors for a minimum of 28 years in prison, which was how old Botham Jean would have been Oct. 2 when the sentence was handed down. The shooting in September 2018 drew national attention due to the bizarre nature of the incident. Guyger, a white police officer, killed Jean, a black man, who was eating ice cream in his own apartment. Guyger, who lived in the same apartment building, was coming home from working a long shift and went to the wrong apartment. She said she thought Jean was an intruder in her apartment and fatally shot him. During the sentencing phase, Guyger’s attorneys asked jurors to show mercy, pointing to the good she did for the people, including some who spoke at the sentencing phase of the trial. After the sentencing, people outside the courtroom, including Jean’s family and supporters, became irate about the 10-year sentence.

It was the 18-year-old Jean though, Botham’s younger brother, who took center stage by asking Judge Tammy Kemp for permission to give Guyger a hug. The situation caught many off guard. Kemp was seen wiping tears away. She hugged the Jean family in the courtroom and Guyger too, who was by then a convicted murderer. Kemp handed Guyger a Bible before she was taken to jail and told her “This is your job for the next month. Right here, John 3:16.” It was a move some found controversial. The Freedom from Religion Foundation, a secular group from Wisconsin, accused Kemp

ties, have been placed under an outdoor burn ban. Outdoor burn bans are initiated by a county judge or county commissioner when dangerously dry conditions exist. According to the National Weather Service in Juneau, Alaska had warmer than normal monthly average temperatures and is currently under a drought, despite the fact that the rainy season has arrived. In Hawaii, warmer ocean temperatures and a disruption in trade winds have led to warmer than normal temperatures around the islands. Jennifer Dunn, warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service (NWS) in Fort Worth, said the temperatures have been abnormally warm with just a trace of rain measured for the month of September at their climate site at DFW International Airport. “We’ve been sitting under a ridge of high pressure which is typically described as a dome of high pressure over our area and that has provided the above-normal temperatures that we’ve been experiencing for most of the month of September,” Dunn said. According to Dunn, September is no stranger to hot temperatures. It is normal. It is, however, unusual for September to be this hot. This was the first September with no measurable rain, Dunn said. It’s also the longest

streak without any measurable rain with 31 days, beating the previous record in 2015. This heat has not only brought discomfort around the region, it has also brought drought to North Texas. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, much of North Texas is under a drought with much of western Dallas County under an extreme drought. “With the grasses and the vegetation drying out, it can also increase fire weather concern where you get small grass fires that start, especially along roadways where cars may throw sparks. These small grass fires to occur in medians or along these roadways or interstates,” Dunn said. At press time, relief from the heat via a cold front was expected to move in early this week. The high pressure zone is presumed to move away, bringing cooler temperatures with the possibility of some rain in the forecast. “That would give us our first taste of fall with highs in the upper 70s or lower 80s,” said Dunn. Although there will eventually be relief from the heat, it does not mean there is nothing to worry about. According to Dunn, the fall season is the second peak of severe weather in North Central Texas. She said local residents should stay aware for any changes in the weather and to have a plan of action, especially when severe weather is forecasted.

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Allison Jean, mother of Botham Jean, is escorted by attorney Lee Merritt and hugged by family members at the conclusion of Amber Guyger’s trial in Dallas.

Extended summer finally ends Alex Ortuno Staff Writer

The month of October is known for shorter daylight hours, colorful trees and chilly temperatures. Many places around the country are beginning to feel the seasonal changes, except for the midwestern and southeastern United States. These parts of the country are continuing to experience scorching heat and are breaking new records. According to the Texas A&M Forest Service, several counties in North Central Texas, including Collin, Denton and Tarrant coun-

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A climate station at DFW Airport.

of proselytizing from the bench and filed a complaint with the Texas agency that investigates allegations of judicial misconduct. Chad Prda, a Dallas County sheriff candidate says that the Guyger case was “an emotional case not only for those involved but for those who watched it unfold.” “Brandt Jean showed the world how to forgive. We should all strive to follow in his footsteps. Anger will fix nothing. Forgiveness will allow us to see and address the true issues in Dallas,” Prda said. Amber Guyger will be eligible for parole in five years, after serving half her sentence. The jury was composed mostly of women of color.

Andrew Castillo


October 8, 2019

‘Downton Abbey’ hits theaters Bobby Crawford Staff Writer “Downton Abbey” is a movie based on a TV show. That doesn’t usually inspire confidence, even when the TV show in question was critically acclaimed historical drama that was hugely popular. I can’t help but to think of Michael Mann’s “Miami Vice” (2006), but this one feels different. The “Downton Abbey” feature film brings back the original writer and most of the original cast. It is a continuation of the TV series as opposed to a re-imagining. Both are good signs. The film aims to stand on its own merits, allowing someone who has never seen the show to still enjoy the ride. It almost succeeds. “Downton Abbey” ran for six seasons on PBS in the U.S. It detailed the daily lives of the Crawley family and their domestic servants during the early 1900s, with actual historical events serving as a backdrop to the show’s interpersonal drama. Great concept, to be sure. Despite all of the positive buzz, I’ve never seen a single episode of the TV series. Suffice to say, I was apprehensive about the film. Directed by Michael Engler and written by Julian Fellowes, it features a huge ensemble cast, including Maggie Smith (“Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone,” 2001) as Violet Crawley, and Hugh Bonneville (“Notting Hill,” 1999) as Robert Crawley. Despite topnotch performances across the board, the character arcs felt rushed, no doubt due to my lack of familiarity with the source material. It’s not just a huge cast, there is also a ton

of plot. The story picks up approximately two years after the end of the TV series and focuses on the Downton Abbey estate preparing for a visit from the King and Queen of England. Subplots include tensions between the Royal staff and the servants of the estate, forbidden love, an assassination attempt and family tensions brought about by an inheritance dispute. There’s more, but these are the most prominent subplots. It’s easy for the overarching storyline to get lost, but Fellowes does an admirable job of keeping all of the plates spinning while maintaining an emotional core. Even with all of the plot elements being established, the first half feels slow. It’s not until the Royal family arrives at the midway point that the tone shifts, the stakes rise and the story comes into its own. “Downton Abbey” exudes charm. It’s practically dripping with it. This sweet nature smooths out a lot of the bumps along the way, but it doesn’t make up for the fact that something’s missing. I couldn’t shake the feeling that there was an inside joke that I just wasn’t a part of, despite the film’s best efforts to include me. The density of plot and character development just doesn’t quite work without prior knowledge of the series. I enjoyed myself, but the emotional peaks in the story felt dulled for having not seen the TV series. Due to a reliance on the source material, I can’t give this an unconditional recommendation. For fans of the show, you’re in for a treat that I’m more than a little jealous of. For the rest of us, watch the show first. Grade: B

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Maggie Smith, left, and Michelle Dockery in “Downton Abbey.”

“Stakeout” (1987) – A very young Madeleine Stowe talks about being born on The Day of the Dead. Her character, Maria McGuire, is woven into this fun and enjoyable film that co-stars Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez directed by John Badham.


Joaquin Phoenix dances in a bathroom from a scene in “Joker.”

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‘Joker’ no laughing matter Ricky Miller Entertainment Editor

I do not know how to talk about this movie without giving too much away. “Joker,” from director Todd Phillips is part of the DC Comics extended universe. It delves into an altered reality wherein Bruce Wayne’s parents are ambushed after leaving a movie theater that was showing “Blow Out,” a great John Travolta-led Brian De Palma movie. “Joker” also offers a flipside to Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece “The King of Comedy” (1982). In that gem, Robert De Niro played Rupert Pupkin, a terrible stand-up comedian who stalks Jerry Lewis’s Perry Langford. It was not high on a lot of Top 10 lists, but Scorsese was a prestigious Palm d’Or award nominee at the Cannes Film Festival. “Joker” also deals with mental illness. It is a story about misplaced youth and coming to find out about one’s past as an orphan. He loves his mother Penny (Frances Conroy) and discovers she is mentally unstable

“Frida” (2002) – This biographic romantic-drama was the pet project of star Salma Hayek. She portrayed painter Frida Kahlo amid a turbulent relationship with her abusive husband, Mexican muralist and Diego Rivera (Alfred Molina). Directed by Julie Taymor.


and spent time at Arkham Asylum, a mental institution in the fictional city of Gotham, where “Joker” takes place. Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, the title character, even carries a card remarking on his cackling and laughter as a way of showing that he has a disease. Some shrug it off while others bully him. As a director, this is probably Phillips’ biggest-budgeted film to date. I’m sure after “The Hangover” trilogy, as well as “Starsky & Hutch” (2004), he knows when to lighten the load in spots. All the while, however, he serves up some brutal scenes and other displays of violence. “Joker” delivers the goods in a big way, although I’m not sure where it will end up in the cinematic library. Be warned: This is not like the Christopher Nolan Joker the late Heath Ledger won the Oscar for in “Dark Night” (2008). It is a different take on the twisted clown with a different personality. Grade: B+

“Roma” (2018) – This slice-of-life tale, a Best Foreign Film Oscar Winner, comes from director Alfonso Cuarόn. Front and center is the relationship and friendship he shared with his housekeeper in Mexico City.

“Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006) – This great fantasy-drama comes from one of my favorite filmmakers, Guillermo del Toro. It won Oscars for art direction, cinematography and make-up.



“Blood in, Blood Out” aka “Bound by Honor” (1993) – This tale looks at the lives of three brothers played by Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego and Benjamin Bratt. Their paths crisscross and intersect throughout time. Directed by Taylor Hackford.

—Ricky Miller


October 8, 2019


Midsummer madness: Pandemonium decends on Richland Joyce Jackson Copy Editor Everyone loves romance, especially if it involves fantasy, magic and young love. William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” does just that. The action begins in the royal palace of Athens where Theseus, Duke of Athens, falls in love with Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons and they plan to marry. Egeus, however, is a powerful member of the court and an angry father. He diverts the attention of his daughter, Hermia, who loves Lysander and insists she marries Demetrius. The battle is on and Theseus must decide her fate. A lot is at stake for the young lovers. If Hermia doesn’t marry Demetrius, according to Athenian law, she will be doomed to death or to a life as a nun. Demetrius is lovestruck between Hermia and her friend Helena. Richland drama director Andy Long said he chose this particular Shakespearean play “because it is one of the true company plays he did in that there is no one or two singular characters that stand above everyone else.” “It’s still exceedingly popular and is probably one of the three or four most popular of Shakespeare’s plays,” Long said. He describes it as a “fantastical comedy” because there’s romance, but the romance isn’t what drives the play. “What drives the play is the fantasy and the comedy because it’s the fantasy that causes the lovers to fall in love with the wrong person, which leads to comedy because they’re running around with the wrong person,” Long said. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” has a cast of 20 Richland drama students. Rico Kartea has the challenging role of Theseus and Noemi Rivera plays Hippolyta. Beth Long is Hermia’s father, Egeus, Christina Hollie plays

Philostrate, Master of Revels to Theseus. The four young lovers who create frenzy are: Lysander, played by Andres Camacho and his male rival, Demetrius portrayed by Luke McClure. Acqurah Smith in the role of Hermia, with Nicole Delarosa as her friend Helena. The laborers, or “rude mechanicals,” as Shakespeare calls them, are another group of men who resemble a community theater group. As Long puts it, they’re “just regular guys who like to do plays.” They’re building a set for a play-within-a-play for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. They are Konstantin Terentiev as Peter Quince, a carpenter; Michael Hampton as Snug, a joiner who makes walls; Carter Brown as Nick Bottom, a weaver; Giovanny Castro as Francis Flute, a bellows maker, (someone who stokes fires for blacksmiths); Jimmy Jensen as Tom Snout, a tinker, who works with metal; and Shae Hardwick as Robin Starveling, a tailor. A third group are the mischievous fairies, the fantasy characters who live in the forest and wreak havoc. Hunter Martinez has the exciting role as Oberon, King of the Fairies, with Labrina Miles as Titania, Queen of the fairies, who are also at odds with each other. Other fairies who inhabit the forest are: Cat Christensen as Puck; Kim Dominguez as Peaseblossom, Suha Kim as Cobweb and Alondra Castro as Mustardseed. Long said that “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is most relevant to millennials. What Long said he loves about the play is that there is something in it everyone will like. He cut the play down to an hour and a half, including a 15-minute intermission. Otherwise, it would run three hours. Long points out that he and other drama faculty did some research on recycling and said the crowns for the roles of Theseus and

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Labina Miles and Cartor Brown perform during rehearsals of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Hippolyta are made out of old cell phones. The dresses and jackets for the guys’ roles are made out of old shopping bags and the set is 100 percent recycled. It’s a “completely sustainable ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream,’” he said. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will run from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 9-12, including a 15-minute intermission in the Fannin

Performance Hall, F108. It’s free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public. No reservations are necessary. There will also be a matinee performance from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 12. “This play is suitable for the entire family,” Long said. “There is no bad language. There is no sexual content. The only violence is slapstick.”

Voter awareness: New laws make voting easier in Dallas County Part one of a three-part series For many Richland students, the Nov. 5 election will be their first time to vote. A new law recently passed by the Texas Legislature has made voting easier. Voters will now be able to cast their ballots at any polling place in their county. In previous elections, voters were required to vote in their home precinct on Election

Day. That was an inconvenience for those who don’t work near their precinct. In an interview on Chronicle TV, Erica Elliot with discussed how to register to vote. “You can always find a list of polling locations on your county’s election department website,” Elliott said. The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election was Oct. 7. Those who are U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older and have an address in Dallas County are eligible. Those

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Erica Elliot, left, talks with Adrienne Aguilar about voter registration in Dallas.

who have changed addresses since the last time they voted will need to reapply. Prospective voters can register online by printing out a registration form, filling it out and mailing it in by the deadline. They can also register at a community voter registration event, including those at Richland, held by or the League of Women Voters. Students will need to know their full address, including their apartment number and zip code. “If you don’t have the last four digits of your social security [number] memorized, then I recommend you have your driver’s license or Texas State I.D. so that you can put that number on the form,” Elliot said. Issues on the ballot that directly affect Texans include the permanent prohibition of a state income tax, increased distributions to the available school fund, funding for cancer prevention, flood control and temporary exemption from annual property taxes for homes and businesses damaged by a disaster. “There are 10 amendments on this constitutional amendment election in November coming up and a lot of people

don’t know that the election exists, let alone how important it is,” Elliott said. “I implore everyone to go out and vote for even the small elections because they do affect what happens in your community.” Elliott went on to say that some people think their vote doesn’t matter because of the Electoral College. “I want to emphasize that the Electoral College is only for the president,” Elliot said. Many local elections including city council, school board, county commissioners court and local bond elections directly affect Dallas residents, either now or in the future via higher rent or home property taxes. “Those elections are decided by margins of one or two digits of voters sometimes,” Elliot said. “So that’s like if you take five friends and they take five friends, you can be the difference between who your city council person is for that district.” votes/pages/default.aspx

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October 8, 2019

Recipe celebrates Hispanic heritage CHRONICLE Richland


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The ingredients needed for the “Not-So-Traditional-Carne Picada,” a perfect dish for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place mid-September through mid-October. With so many facets of Latin-American culture to explore, including history, music, art, film and literature, there is nothing more satisfying than to sit down with a warm plate of traditional Hispanic cuisine. The pleasant smells of mixed spices common in many Latin-American dishes are always a treat for the senses. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Chef Richard Conrad Gomez, III, provided The Chronicle with the recipe for his own spin on a traditional classic: Carne Picada. Born of Spanish and Portuguese heritage and raised in Corpus Christi, Gomez developed an interest in cooking while watching his grandmother try to teach his sister how to cook.

“Carne Picada is really a meal for the farm workers.” - Richard Conrad Gomez III “Back in those times, it was always the women – the ladies such as my sister – that she’d show how to cook. Me, being nosey, I’d have to intervene somehow,” he said. Although Gomez’ grandmother was a big influence on the way he cooks, he went on to study under several chefs, learning traditional Italian, Spanish and Tex-Mex cuisines and others. Over the years, he has woven the disciplines into his own signature style of cooking and doesn’t mind the occasional break from tradition. Case in point is his Abuela’s “Not-So-Traditional Carne Picada,” which his family ate nearly every week. “Carne Picada is really a meal for the farm workers. It was a pot-luck meal that made enough to feed multiple families,” Gomez said. “It was one of the best meals you could eat.”

Abuela’s “Not-So-Traditional Carne Picada”

Ingredients: 1 tbsp. Cumin, or to taste 1 tsp. Garlic powder 1 tsp. Onion powder 1 tsp. Minced garlic ½ tsp. Minced shallot 2 cupsBeef boullon ½ cup Cabernet sauvignon ½ cup Water ½ cup Cilantro 2 lbs. Lean ground beef 1 16-oz. can Sweet corn (drained) 1 16-oz. can Black beans 1 small can tomato sauce 2 Large potatoes (cubed) 1 Tomato (diced) 1 Yellow squash (sliced) 1 Zucchini (sliced) 1 Calabaza squash (wedged) ½ Red bell pepper (chopped) ½ Green bell pepper (choppped) ½ Yellow onion (minced) ½ Red onion (minced) ½ Serrano Pepper (minced and seeded) Salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions: In a pot on medium heat cook 2 lbs. ground beef, shallots, garlic, bell peppers, onions, potatoes and a serrano pepper in ½ cup water, and ½ cup cabernet sauvignon until beef is nicely browned and liquid mostly evaporates. Add 2 cups beef base, cumin, garlic powder and onion powder, add salt and pepper to taste, mix in well. Add 3 ounces of tomato sauce. Let cook until liquid comes to a boil, stirring throughout. Turn to low heat and allow to simmer. While it is simmering, add corn, beans, and tomato. Once corn and beans are heated through, add squash but do not mix in. Allow squash to remain on top of mixture until thoroughly steamed, about 15 minutes. Once squash is softened, mix into the soup, add cilantro and serve. Note: This dish can be made with vegetables other than squash, or without any vegetables at all and spices can be adjusted to taste.

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UPCOMING EVENTS All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.

October 8

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. i

Health Professions Club meeting Sabine Hall, SH133

October 9 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Free HIV testing/18+ i with photo ID Health Center, Thunderduck Hall, T110 2:30 to 3 p.m. i Staff Photo Mirco Daniel Mbega Ndoumou

T-Duck men’s soccer undefeat ed Mirco Daniel Mbega Ndoumou Sports Photo Editor

The undefeated Thunderducks put another game in the “win” column. The men’s soccer team prevailed during their game against the well-armed NJCAA Division 1 Broward College Sea Hawks who came all the way from Florida. At the beginning of the game, both teams played with a lot of engagement that led to various slide tackles and multiple fouls called. “We started the first half very strong as we knew we were playing against a good opponent which was Broward. We dominated

the game and came up with a goal during that half. During the second half, we went on to be more preventive,” said mid-fielder Alvaro Tudanca. The Richland Thunderducks went on to win with a goal that came from a two-man corner kick executed by Tudanca and Toi Yamaoka. The action was finished by the T-Duck’s captain, “Henry Sach” who kicked it into the net. The game ended with a very close score of 1 to 0 in favor of Raul Herrera’s men. The result kept them undefeated with nine consecutive wins including an overtime winner against Tyler Junior College.

WOMEN’s VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE Oct. 10 vs. Mountain View 7:00 at p.m. (A) Oct. 11 vs. Southwest Adventist at 3:00 p.m. (A) Oct. 12 vs. Paul Quinn College at noon Oct. 12 vs. Southwestern Christian College at 2 p.m. Oct. 14 vs. Brookhaven at 7 p.m. Oct. 17 vs. North Lake at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 vs. Arlington Baptist College at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 vs. Eastfield at 7 p.m. (A) Oct. 24 vs. Cedar Valley at 7 p.m.

“As this season is still going on, our goal remains the same which is winning the national championship back-to-back. But we must first do things step-by-step and focus on the districts and regional championships before our ultimate goal, which is the NJCAA Division 3 National Championship,” Tudanca said. The Richland men’s soccer team will seek to remain undefeated as they seek their next conference game against Cedar Valley during Richland’s Homecoming on Oct. 12. The final game of the regular season is against the Mountain View Lions on Oct. 15.

El Paso Hall, E020 3 to 5 p.m. International Film Series: i “Aus dem Nichts” / “In the Fade” A crime-drama thriller in German Sabine Hall, SH118

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The drama department presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare Free and open to the public Fannin Hall, F102

October 10

Corrections In reference to a review for “Ad Astra,” the review mentioned him as Ray McBride. His character is Roy McBride. In the Oct. 1 issue, the year for “Stand and Deliver” was wrong. It was 1986, not the 1988 that ran in the paper. The entire page in the special section all had reviews by Entertainment Editor Ricky Miller. A photo under the “Corn, our flesh,” story had a photo credit to Jack Ramirez Bernal. The photographer was Thinh Pham. Also Jack Ramirez Bernal was credited as a Staff Writer but his title is Managing Editor. Kohbloh-Obase Kammonke was credited as Assistant Managing Editor but is a Staff Writer. And lastly, in Barbara Gandica Martinez’s story about “Industry Giants,” she is credited as a Staff Writer but is the Design Editor. The Richland Chronicle regrets these errors.

2 to 3:20 p.m. The Black Student Association presents i “When They See Us,” a Netflix TV series by Ava DuVernay El Paso Hall, E032

October 11 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Student Government Association presents Town hall meeting: “Equal Rights for All” El Paso Hall, student lounge

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone number: 1-800-799-7233 Lakeside Resource Center

El Paso Hall, E-082 Phone number: 972-761-6785

Richland’s Sergio Baena, center, slashes through the defense during the game against Broward College.

Journalism Speaker Series: Karen Cuttill CARE TeamLakeside Counseling Center


October 8, 2019

mythology, spooky stories and folk lore


Assigment meetings every Monday and Wednesday at 2 p.m in El Paso, E020

eclectically themed events

Richland Student Media


Richland Student Media

Profile for Richland Student Media

Richland Chronicle October 8th, 2019  

Richland Chronicle October 8th, 2019