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Rethinking Education PG. 3

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No more one-stop admission for new students The New Student Entry Center to cease providing all entrance services in single location Stephen Artman

The Communicator This academic year, what was formerly the New Student Entry Center (NSEC) has changed to simply the Testing Center. Previously, the NSEC provided many services for new students, such as new student orientation and academic advising after students completed their placement testing. Connie Sullivan, who is currently an office assistant with the CCS District Office, but previously worked in the NSEC, credited Chrissy Davis with being a driving force in bringing the change about. “I think the changes Chrissy is making [are] better for the students,” said Sullivan. Potential SFCC students will find themselves undergoing a different process from that past. As with previous years, the first step is to apply for school. After being accepted, students will receive their student

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number. Students will then need to go to the Testing Center (formerly the NSEC) to take their English and math placement testing. The next step after testing will be participating in a college success event. No more than 80 new students will be at any given college success event. According to Gayle Smith, Program Coordinator for the testing center, the most recent event had approximately 40 students. According to Debby Hoyt, Program Support Supervisor in the SFCC testing center, the college success event lasts for approximately four to five hours. During the event, students attend several sub-meetings called breakout sessions. These sessions cover topics including financial aid, college success, college knowledge, and college technology. Students will also meet with advisers during the event and register for classes for the upcoming quarter. In previous years, students would not attend a four- to five-hour event. Instead, students would attend an orientation. Any given orientation could NCES | Page 2

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SFCC Admission process Apply Applications can be submitted online via spokanefalls. edu. Financial Aid Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa. Placement Testing All incoming students are required to take placement tests prior to registering for any math or English courses. Register Contact the counseling department at 509.533.3525 to make an appointment and register for classes. Source:


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Project DEgree helps struggling college students succeed Stephen Artman

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Second-quarter student Joanna Murphy, 20, said that Project DEgree is a great resource for people who are struggling in school.

For more information on Project DEgree: Project DEgree provides students with individualized academic and social supports, offers a project-based curriculum within a learning community, and helps students structure their lives so


they can build and maintain the momentum necessary to complete a college credential. Source: projectDEgree


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PG. 9 No Vacancy: an art community set for spring

FOCUS PG. 5 Tattoo trends in Spokane

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Project DEgree helps students who are struggling academically pursue college success. “It’s been incredibly helpful—incredibly resourceful,” SFCC student Jaime Nesdahl said. “If it wasn’t for Project DEgree, I would probably be out of school now.” According to Josh Westermann, Project DEgree Academic Success Coach, the program aims to get 50 students every fall and started with 54 students this fall. “We had 44 of those students start with us in winter, which is well above the college average for the same type of population,” Westermann said. Project DEgree was created through a $25,000 grant from Gateway to College National Network (GtCNN), a Portland, Ore.-based nonprofit designed to help lowplacing students move on to college-level courses. There are currently nine different colleges in the United States which have received these grants, with SFCC and Portland Community College the only two colleges on the West Coast to have received such grants. To be eligible for Project DEgree, students must be between the ages of 18 and 26. They must have a high PROGRAM | Page 2


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Local musisicans add variety to long winter Mercedes Calkins The Communicator

Four upcoming events involving the SFCC music departments will be put on by the Community Band, choirs, and the jazz ensembles. All four of these events will take place in the new Music Building Auditorium located in Building 15, Room 110. The prices for all of the concerts are $5 for General Admission and $2 for seniors and non-CCS students. All SFCC students, faculty and staff are free. The orchestra will have a concert on Monday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature many different styles of music, including Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony. “The concert is the primary concert of the SFCC Orchestra, with the SFCC World Drumming Ensemble presenting a special, 20-minute guest performance on the first half,” SFCC Music Director Marty Zyskowski said. The choir concert will take place on Tuesday, March 15. The auditorium’s doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Choral Director Nathan Lansing explained that the concert will feature music from 1600 to 2008—ranging from Shakespeare’s England to the rainforests of Central America—and will represent musi-

cal styles from the late Renaissance, Baroque, ragtime, jazz, gospel, and modern a capella eras. All of SFCC’s choirs are performing in this concert. This includes the Women’s choir, Men’s choir, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber choir. The Jazz Night on Thursday, March 17 will mark the start of the SFCC Jazz Festival. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. “The concert is to raise money for the department sustaining and scholarship funds,” Jazz Director Dave Wakeley said. The Jazz Night will include the SFCC Jazz Ensemble and two student jazz combos. Wakeley said that the Jazz Ensemble will be performing classic and contemporary big band jazz arrangements, including “Groovin Hard,” “Cool School Dropout,” and “The Three Js.” Trumpeter Dave Tippett, one of the SFCC Jazz Festival clinicians, will join the band for “My One and Only Love.” The Community Band concert is Monday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The band has been around since 1986, and currently averages 45-50 players. “The music chosen for the winter concert will recognize several facets of the new construction, plus some anniversaries in music history,” Band Director Denise Snider said.

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The New Student Entry Center, now known as the Testing Center, is located in Building 17.


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include up to 300 students. According to Smith, the orientation itself might last no more than an hour. Afterwards, however, students could spend three to four hours waiting to speak to an adviser so they could register for classes. After completing the college success event, students will be registered for classes. The next step will be to pay their tuition. They will then need to go to the testing center to pick up their student ID, and purchase any necessary books in the bookstore or online. Smith encouraged any students who have not yet applied for financial aid to do so as quickly as possible. Casey Byers, a new student who will be attending this spring, had his own opinion of the new process. “[It is] not easy; the counseling center was helpful, the testing people were helpful,” said Byers. “It’s still a huge, frustrating mess.”

vices to students. If a student is struggling to pay their bills or is in need of free child or medical care, he will contact different agencies to cover these costs. “We try to work with all the issues outside that would keep a student from not being able to stay here,” Westermann said. Westermann said that he sees himself as a resource for anything a student might need in order to stay in school and be successful. “I’ve enjoyed it, it’s been really helpful,” said SFCC student Connor Parcell. According to Parcell, his participation in Project DEgree has improved his outlook on his future. Project DEgree is at SFCC as a pilot program. This is the project’s first year at SFCC, and so far it has had measurable success. According to SFCC’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, 82% of students involved in Project DEgree who attended this fall returned for the winter quarter. By comparison, only 60% of students who were eligible for the program but did not participate returned for the winter 2011 quarter. While students are responsible for the cost of tuition associated with taking their classes, there are no additional costs to participate in Project DEgree. “Project DEgree helped me focus on what I want to do, and made me goal-oriented,” said Nesdahl.

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Interested in Project DEgree?

Student Joanna Murphy, 20, said that Project DEgree is a good resource.

Contact Josh Westermann, Academic Success Coach of Project DEgree

Students find success in program

Costs Project DEgree students pay tuition for the classes they take but may be eligible for financial aid.

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school diploma or GED, and have tested below college level in English, writing, and math. The program provides two on-campus courses, College Success and Thriving in College. These courses teach study skills, behavior skills, and an attitude towards college that help students succeed. According to Westermann, he provides many other ser-


Eligibility Students must have a high school diploma and be 18-26 years old. They must be able to take the learning community classes at the required time and day on the specified campus.

For more information Contact: Debby Hoyt Program Support Supervisor, SFCC (testing center) 509.533.3401 Gayle Smith Program Coordinator, SFCC (testing center) 509.533.3401 SFCC Testing Center NSEC/TestingCenter.aspx SFCC Financial Aid Office financialaid/home.aspx SFCC Admissions and Registration Information

Shed some light on your rights Lauren Miller

The Communicator For those who do not know, this week of March 7-11 is “Sunshine Week.” It is the one week set aside to celebrate the Sunshine laws which give all citizens the right to view official records of public agencies such as schools and police departments. These laws vary from state to state, but there are federal laws that cannot be trumped. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applies to every state. FOIA states that all records of crime, official meetings and expenses have to be made open to the public on request. Public schools and colleges are not exempt from this. Security crime reports and school budgets have to be given to anyone who asks for them. The act that protects this right on campuses is the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or simply “The Clery Act.” It was named for Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered on her college campus in 1986. According to, “Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn't been told about 38 violent crimes on their daughter's campus in the three years before her murder.” “Our best estimate is that, in the last six months, our reporters have filed more than 50 FOIA requests or similar requests under the state's Public Disclosure Act,” said Gary Graham, the Editor for The Spokesman-Review in the Management department. According to Graham, The Spokesman-Review does not celebrate Sunshine Week because there are editorials written year round about disclosure and public records issues. “Our folks probably file far more state requests than federal FOIAs,” Graham said.

Did You Know?: Sunshine laws began in Florida to protect citizens’ First Amendment rights.


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Joseph Engle | Editor The Communicator, a student-run publication, provides students an opportunity to connect with their campus and enrich their time at SFCC. We hope to maintain a forum in which students are able to voice diverse opinions on campusrelated issues. The Communicator also aims to inform students about topics relevant to their education.



ducation as a political topic has tremendous staying power. It has been a keystone of presidential administrations, a plank in party platforms and a pet project of politicians literally for centuries. In 1779, even before the Revolutionary War was over, Thomas Jefferson was advocating the passage of “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge” that would have established a public school system in Virginia. The same holds true today. For the fiscal year of 2010, the federal budget included $64.1 billion to fund the Department of Education. Over all, the education system isn’t nearly as broken as we are some-

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times lead to believe. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, between 1980 and 2008, the high school dropout rate decreased from 14.1 percent to 8 percent.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 1959, just 41.5 percent of high school graduates enrolled in college. In 2009, 73.8 percent of graduates had enrolled at a college the previous fall.

Education reform, however, need not always involve giant bags of federal greenbacks. It may in some cases, be as easy as using the right textbook, or being a more involved parent.

Textbook inaccuracies hinder education


extbooks play a major role when it comes to educating students from the K-12 level, up to graduate school. However, some textbooks Ashley Hiruko aren’t accurate and necessary for learning. During the school year of ‘09’10, I was working in an elementary school located on a reservation. This was a public school and had to uphold all the education laws in place. That fall, a co-worker and I were asked to substitute for a class during Xtreme Challenge, a state-funded after-school program. The class was entitled My America and the curriculum for this class was centered

around a textbook that was adopted by the program. My co-worker and I did not hesitate to agree to sub for the class since we would only have to recite directly from a textbook with the students following along, it sounded easy enough. We walked into the small stuffy classroom packed full of doe-eyed elementary students and opened the textbook where the students and instructor had left off the previous day only to realize that we would be covering Christopher Columbus that day in class. We would have to teach these impressionable young Native American kids about how, according to the textbook, wonderful and great Christopher Columbus was. Both my co-worker and I refused to teach the students about what the

textbook had to say about Christopher Columbus and instead challenged the students to do research on their own and to form their own opinions regarding the subject or any subject in general. Because of what we told the students that day, my co-worker was fired. Because this textbook was adopted by the school board, it is what we had to teach from, despite any inaccuracies or the people to whom we were teaching. States use one of two methods to choose the textbooks that will be used in their schools, according to the Education Commission of the States. Twenty states, including Calif. and Texas, choose at the state level what textbooks can be used by all districts. These states are known as textbook adoption states. Textbooks consist of information

compiled by multiple people from different sources, including other textbooks with the same subject matter, according to an article written on by Tamim Ansary, a former schoolbook editor. According to the Washington Post, a textbook that was distributed in Virgina to fourth graders stated that thousands of African-Americans had fought for the South during the Civil War. This claim has been rejected by many historians, and yet was taught to students across the state. Students should conduct and seek out research themselves. The education model now has the tendency to facilitate inaccuracies based on the inaccuracies in the textbooks. Education should focus more on the ability to research for yourself instead of being dependant on a single source.

Home-schooling can provide quality education


n 2007, the number of home-schooled students was about 1.5 million, an increase from 850,000 in 1999, according to the National Center Kaitlin Allen for Education Statistics (NCES). In 2007, I was one of those 1.5 million home-schooled students and had been for all of my life, aside from a year and a half during which I went to public elementary school. I had a mother who cared enough about the education and well-being of her children to stay at home and teach us herself, instead of leaving it up to a third party—the public education system. Despite the fact that home schooling is gaining popularity, as seen in the rise of home-schoolers in this country, we constantly ran into those who opposed what my parents did with us. Most of the qualms people

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seem to have with home schooling boil down into a few simple questions, three of which stem from fears I hope to dispel in this article. What about proper socialization? The number one question that seems to be on everyone's mind. It would seem there is this stereotype of the family who wears denim jumpers, lives in the middle of nowhere and only gets into town once a month for supplies, never interacting with other human beings. This is far from the case of most homeschooled families. Co-ops, athletics, volunteering and other extra-curricular activities are just as available to those who are home-schooled and those who are not. Just because home-schoolers aren’t segregated by age and ability for 6 hours of their day does not mean they are less socialized. It is arguable that they are better socialized, if socialization means the ability to interact well and maturely with people of all age groups and backgrounds.

In 1992, psychotherapist Larry Shyers did a study while at the University of Florida in which he closely examined the behavior of 35 homeschoolers and 35 public-schoolers. He found that home-schoolers were generally more patient and less competitive. They tended to introduce themselves to one another more; they didn't fight as much. And the home-schoolers were much more prone to exchange addresses and phone numbers. Those certainly aren’t symptoms of improper socialization. But is your mom qualified to teach you? Since your mom grades you, do you get all A’s? This is a two-part question and is dependant on whose mom you are are talking about. But the fact remains that people are concerned about the quality of education home-schoolers are receiving. A 1999 study, commissioned by the Home School Legal Defense Association and conducted by Brian Ray, president of the nonprofit

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) was conducted of almost 12,000 home-schooled students form all 50 states. They took three well-known standardized achievements tests for the 2007-08 academic year. Five areas of academic pursuit were measured. In reading, the average home-schooler scored at the 89th percentile; language, 84th percentile; math, 84th percentile; science, 86th percentile; and social studies, 84th percentile. In the core studies (reading, language and math), the average home-schooler scored at the 88th percentile. The average public school student taking these standardized tests scored at the 50th percentile in each subject area. Parents are just as qualified to provide an education to their children as anyone. While a lot of people I have met have issues with those who home-school, it comes from a lack of understanding more than anything else.

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Tulips in Skagit Valley Deby Dixon The Communicator

31 with a gala celebration and is filled with other events throughout the month, including the Tulip Each April, a half-million people Run, Historic Home Tour, Tulip descend on Skagit Valley, near Pedal, Quilt Walk, Wine Festival LaConner, for a chance to see and much more. the stunning display of brightly“The event is a huge economic colored tulips blooming across boost for the area,” Jankelson said. 500 acres. “There has been no slow down in “Anyone who has ever been visitors with the economy; it has here in the valley knows that there been booming, with more and is something special here,” said more people coming every year.” Brent Roozen of the Washington Peter Schenk, a director of inBulb Company. teractive marketing in Seattle, said Roozen’s grandfather, William that he was dragged, kicking and Roozen, emigrated to Skagit Valscreaming, seven years ago to the ley in 1947 and chose the area festival by an ex-girlfriend and disbecause of the mild, maritime covered that it was worth seeing, climate and soil that were ideal for even if you are a guy who does not growing tulips. The conditions are care about flowers. similar to Holland’s, and allows for “Guys are not really motivated a long and slow growing period. to drive an hour to see flowers,” “This is very Schenk said. “The important,” morning of the “Take a leap of faith and said Roozen, I woke Each April a half-million people descend on Skagit go, even if you don’t care for festival, “because every up with a chip on Valley, near LaConner, for a chance to see the stunning flowers; it will change the time you allow my shoulder and display of brightly colored tulips blooming across 500 something to we drove to one way you feel.” acres. grow slow and of the farms and “Anyone who has ever been here in the valley knows -Peter Schenk I was just blown steady, develthat there is something special here,” said Brent itRoozen Director of interactive opsBulb nicely with away. of the Washington commarketing in Seattle larger flowers “The first sight pany. “The first sight of seeing that are more of seeing the Roozen’s grandfather, William the tulips purple, red and colorful.” tulips purple, red and yellow, into Roozen, emigrated to Skagit Valyellow, into the horizon was ley in 1947 and chose The tulips blooms are cut off the horizon was mind-blowing and the area sevenmaritime days after blooming and the I was hooked.” mind blowing and I was because of the mild bulbs are harvested in late sumSchenk compared the rich colors climate and soil that were ideal hooked .” mer,The making them available for of the tulips to the drab grays of for growing tulips. condi-Peter Schenk in August. Seattle. tions are similarsale to Holland’s, Director of interactive marketing in Seattle The and Washington Bulb Company, “I just stood there and didn’t and allows for a long slow want to be pried away,” Schenk growing of two growers in the valley, has 500 acres of daffodils and 500 said. “Up until that day, I didn’t acres of tulips, making it the larglike to have my photo taken, and est bulb company in the United suddenly I was eager to be phoStates. tographed with the tulips in the The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, background.” now in its 28th year, started out as Schenk, now married, said that a two-day Chamber event and was one of his first dates with his wife eventually changed to the entire was a picnic at the Tulip Festival. month of April because it is difThey go back every year, and he ficult to predict when the flowers spends the entire day with his will bloom, according to Nancy tripod set up in a field, waiting for Jankelson, Assistant Director for the sun to set on the flowers. the festival office. “My wife is very patient with “The festival was changed to a me,” he said. “There is no way to month-long event so that it can be describe the beauty that you will about the entire area and the tulips see up there. will bloom at some time during “Take a leap of faith and go, the month,” Jankelson said. even if you don’t care for flowers; The festival kicks off on March it will change the way you feel.”

For more information on events and to view the bloom maps before the Tulip festival, visit or scan the QR code.

Skagit Tulip Festival When April 1 through the April 30, 2011 Phone 360.428.5959 Fax 360.428.6753 Email


Did You Know?: Tulips are available from November to May and have a life span of three to seven days.


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Worn-out welcome The amount of credits you have can cause complications with the amount of financial aid you recieve Ashley Hiruko

The Communicator The degrees offered at SFCC are Nicole Denman | The Communicator set-up to be completed in six quarters, but for some students, this time Daniel Varavin, drama major, has been attending since the spring of 2008 and credits his amount of time spent here to the line is not feasible. numerous hours he spends rehearsing for theater productions. According to statistics from the U.S. Department of Education’s Nabefore they were deemed writingjor, has been attending since spring dant on the program.” 70 percent of tional Center for Education Statisintensive courses,” Chilson said. of 2008 and plans on graduating According to Shankar, for a genstudents fail tics, close to 70 percent of students “Now I have to take another course eral transfer degree that requires 90 winter of ‘11. to complete a who enroll in a community college to prove that I have proficiency in “I haven’t had any problems credits, you hit 125 percent at 113 two-year transfail to complete a two-year transfer writing.“ receiving financial aid yet,” Varavin credits. fer after three degree after three years. Chilson plans on graduating said. “My first year, I paid for school “When a student is at 100 years Lynn Chilson, SFCC early educaspring quarter. out of my pocket. percent of their courses, we notify tion student, has been attending the According to Jille Shankar, As“It was right before I was 24, so them,” Shankar said. “They can 304 students college off and on since the 80s. sociate Dean of I wasn’t an independent yet, and then do a graduation petition to let graduated “I made it Financial Aid they were looking at the income of us know how long it will take them with a transfer “Once you hit 125 percent and Student through two my parents.” to graduate. degree in the of the credits required quarters going Employment, According to Varavin, he didn’t “Once the student hits too many spring of 2010 full-time,” Chilson to graduate from your having too many receive any financial aid until after credits, they can only take courses said. “After I got credits can cause that are required to graduate.” turning 24. program, then your 9 is the avermarried, I was issues with your “I don’t know anyone who According to Shankar, the student age number eligibility for financial aid is financial aid. only taking a graduated with a theater and drama maintains their eligibility for the of quarters credit here and “Once you degree in two years,” Varavin said. Pell grant and student loans, but suspended.” to earn their there.” hit 125 percent Varavin said he actively particithey lose any other eligibility for -Jille Shankar degree According of the credits pates in the theater productions, as any other aid. Associate Dean of Financial Aid to Chilson, the required to well as attending school full-time. “We do this so we can target Source: change in graduation requirements Christina Turner graduate from your program, then “We rehearse everyday, and that students who are just starting their Institutional over the years has caused her to your eligibility for financial aid is takes out a lot of time,” Varavin program—the first-timers,” Shankar Research Analyst take more credits. suspended,” Shankar said. “The said. “It’s difficult to balance pracsaid. “I took English 1 and English 2 amount of credits that is is depentice and my other classes.” Daniel Varavin, SFCC drama ma-


Local shops talk about the influence and popularity of personal tattoo choices Mercedes Calkins The Communicator

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Gabby Graham, 26, has been working at Self Expressions Body Art Studio since May 28, 2010. Richard Koperank, from Indiana, received his first tattoo at 49, a superman symbol.

On Nov. 1, 2006 Oklahoma became the last U.S. state to legalize tattoos. Finlo Rohrer from BBC News Magazine explained that tattoos used to be considered only for sailors, prisoners, and bikers, and that tattoos used to be considered rebellious. Now tattoos are just an everyday thing. According to Roher, some people get tattoos to be cool, while others do it to express their love of art. “The most popular tattoos I’ve seen recently are flowers, footprints and stars for girls, and for boys I’ve got to say it’s skulls, lettering and

animals,” said Colleen Oberst, the supervisor at Self Expressions Body Art Studio in Northtown Mall. The most popular location on the body that tattoos are placed vary from boys to girls. “Girls usually have a lower back tattoo done and boys have been upper arms recently,” David Ohler, the owner of Jade Dragon Custom Tattoos, said. Tattoos do more than vary from designs and placement on the body—they have a meaning. “My son Seth encouraged me to get one as a remembrance symbol.” stay-at-home mom Brianna Nowatchik said. “I chose my design by going through pictures and I knew I wanted a heart because he will always be in my heart.” Artists like Amy Calkins, a graduate of SFCC, like to have their art tattooed on their body so they will never lose it. Some tattoos are part of a religion or culture. “Pretty much knowing a tattoo artist so I could get it personally done helped me choose my tattoo and because of my heritage, gam-

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bling and luck,” Drew Jerald said. Sometimes, though, people have influences for their tattoos or they get them because they know someone in the tattooing business. Prices vary from place to place on tattoos. Jade Dragon Custom Tattoos on Hamilton charge $100 an hour and have session rates of $400 for five hours or $500 for as long as you can sit. Meanwhile, Self Expressions Body Art Studio located in Northtown Mall charges $50 minimum up to $100 an hour. They also have monthly specials going on, based on the closest holiday. When getting a tattoo, do not look for the cheapest prices because you are also paying for experience. Tiger Tattoo on Garland has been open for 33 years and charges $50 to start and $125 an hour. While Tiger Tattoo has been open for 33 years, Self Expressions has only been open since May 2010 and Jade Dragon has been open for almost five years. “We do fast and good tattoos.” Walt Dailey, the owner of Tiger Tattoo, said.


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to day. However on their busiest day, Saturday, they usually sell over 1,000 cupcakes in retail and a Maple bacon, zucchini, and couple hundred in special orders. peanut butter and jelly—these “It’s kind of exciting to sell out,” are cupcake flavors available at Levinson said. Celebrations, a cupcake and cookie For baker and SCC culinary stuboutique in the Garland district. dent Rebecca Heimbigner, baking The business was a wholesale 1,000 cupcakes takes a lot of time. bakery before current owner “Having one oven with five racks Christina Levinson bought it in June can be really stressful because that 2010. doesn’t hold a lot; [it] holds about “My husband and I were hav200 hundred cupcakes at a time,” ing a conversation, and he said, ‘If she said. “It gets a little bit stressful tomorrow [you] could open any and it’s just time-consuming.” business what would it be?’ and, Levinson said that owning a for me, I said instantly, ‘cupcakes,’” cupcake shop had never been her Levinson said. intention. She and her husband Within two weeks, Levinson both held high-tech jobs previously. and her husband had purchased She said they chose to only do the business off of a Craigslist ad cupcakes and cookies because she and began to remodel. Despite the didn’t want to do something that quick business decision, Levinson she didn’t think she could do well. said that she felt Celebrations was “My husband always says: ‘if you a business Spokane do one thing well needed. and can repeat “[Celebrations tries] “It was a little bit it over and over, of an impulse deci- to appeal to bring you’ll always have sion, but it was also back those childhood a good consistent a business decision product, but if you because we saw a memories. ” spread yourself too need and a gap in -Christina Levinson thin, you lose sight Owner of Celebrations of your first product a market that we could fulfill,” Levinthat you ever reson said. leased,” she said. Levinson’s daughter Brittani The bakery staff competes to Burns works a retail position at come up with new and interestCelebrations, but said she didn’t be- ing cupcakes. Levinson said many lieve her parents were starting the times they try flavors that fail, but business at first. many of their successes rely on “I was like, ‘you guys are joking classic flavors. with me,’ but it really turned into a “We try to appeal to bring back serious business,” Burns said. those childhood memories,” she Levinson said the amount of said. “So for me, it’s thinking of cupcakes they sell varies from day drinks and ice creams that I think

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At Celebrations, the staff compete with each other to make new flavors for the cupcakes. would taste good. “Peanut butter and jelly, for example—it tastes exactly like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, but it’s a cupcake.” Heimbigner said she likes having the freedom to experiment. “Pretty much most of our cupcakes are a vanilla or chocolate base, and I can add whatever flavors I want to make it whatever cupcake I want,” Heimbigner said. “Recently, we came up with our blueberry pancake. “I was doing blueberry one day and I thought, ‘well, we’ll make it a pancake with maple frosting on top,’ and it’s really good.” Levinson said she tries to bring some of that technology background into the cupcake shop with a Facebook presence and a 77,000song database that plays in the store. She said their Facebook presence is also one of the ways they market. Another marketing tool they use is giving away extra cupcakes at the end of the day. “If we have enough [left over] we’ll donate,” Levinson said. “We have a couple charities we donate to.” Levinson said they plan to expand within the year. “I’d like to open up two loca-

By the Numbers: Celebrations sells up to 1,000 cupcakes every Saturday.

Source: Owner Christina Levinson

tions,” Levinson said. “We know that we can’t top the Garland district; it’s so quaint. “But we want something that’s comparable.”

Celebrations Address 713 W. Garland Ave. Contact 509.327.3471 Hours Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Speciality Cupcakes $2 each Regular Cupcakes $1 each Cookies $1.50 each *Punch cards are available for cupcake enthusiasts*

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Employee Kaylee Olsen rings up customers at Froyo Earth, a self-serve yogurt shop. Yogurt and toppings are weighed on the counter and are priced at 35 cents per ounce.

Self-serve frozen yogurt at Froyo Earth Clarissa Stoddard The Communicator

In a world of fast food desserts and ice cream shops, there are still healthy places to get a sweet treat. Froyo Earth is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop. Its Division Street store is currently the only location, but owner Stephen Kraft and manager Pam Glen plan to open more Froyo locations in the near future. Froyo has environmentally-friendly features in their establishment.

“We have green machines that are neither air or water cooled,” Glen said. “They are [Propylene] glycol powered.” Propylene glycol is used as antifreeze. It can be found in many food-processing systems or water pipes in homes. It is safe if ingested, unlike ethylene glycol which is often found in motor vehicles. Another environmentally-friendly feature Froyo has is compostable containers. Froyo does not yet have separate trash and cup containers. “We hope to have separate containers in the next

The Communicator month so we are able to take the cups to become composted,” Glen said. According to Glen, Froyo is there to serve a healthier treat. They use a yogurt mix with probiotics in it. Probiotics assist digestion, lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure, along with other health advances. “We get our yogurt from some of the best creameries in the country,” Glen said. “It’s real yogurt, not a powder mix.” According to Glen, the Alpine Vanilla and Cable Car Chocolate are the best selling flavors, while the Cherry Chocolate Cordial and Cake Batter are the most requested. Jon Binschus comes to Froyo two to three times a week. “I like the sweet coconut best,” Binschus said. “I used to go to Didier’s and now I come here, since I work across the street.” The other available flavors are strawberry, Reese’s peanut butter cup, Original Tart, and dulce de leche. There is always a non-dairy sorbet, which is Orange Burst. Employees at Froyo change flavors every few weeks. Along with multiple flavors to choose from, there are several different toppings. There is everything from hot fudge to coconut flakes, chopped nuts, chocolate covered raisins and almonds, various chopped fresh fruits, granola and cereals like Fruity Pebbles. At the counter, the yogurt and toppings are weighed and priced at 35 cents per ounce. “I love working here; I like to see all the happy people and workers that come in,” employee Kaylee Olson said. “It makes my job a lot of fun.”

Froyo Earth Address 172 S. Division St. Contact 509.455.8000 Hours Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday- Saturday: 10 a.m. 11 p.m. *5 percent discount when you pay with cash* Gift cards available

Community volunteers to assist in distribution of 11,000 tons of food Kaitlin Allen

The Communicator While the economy slumps, business is booming for the employees and volunteers of Second Harvest. Second Harvest, founded in 1971, provides 1.5 million pounds of donated food each month to help feed hungry people and leads a network of 275 neighborhood food banks and meal centers throughout Eastern Washington and North Idaho. “In the last two years, we have seen a 54 percent growth in our distribution,” said Melissa Cloninger, Director of Community and Corporate Relations. “Not only is this unprecedented in our 40-year history, it is also the biggest increase we’ve seen.” According to Cloninger, Second Harvest has almost reached their distribution capacity. “Last year, we distributed nearly 20 million pounds of food,” Cloninger said. “This year, we are on track to distribute 22 million pounds of food. “But if we were to meet the need, we would need to distribute 28 million pounds.” While they are struggling to fulfill the need, Second Harvest has also seen a rise in their number of volunteers. Although, according to Cloninger, there is a limited number of volunteers they can accommodate during working hours. According to Cloninger, last year they had approximately 2,500 volunteers who worked a total of 40,000 hours. Dana Emberley and Dave Robinson had a date night at the Second Harvest warehouse. Emberley said she has been volunteering for two years at Second Harvest and decided to bring her boyfriend Robinson for his first time. “[Volunteering] broadens your horizons,” Emberley said. “It makes you more aware of our community members.” While it was Robinson’s first time at Second Harvest, he said that he has done previous volunteer work in Spokane.

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Kaitlynn Wargo, a sophomore at Ferris High School, sorts potatoes at Second Harvest’s warehouse sort night. Volunteers can sign up for shifts every Monday and Thursday night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. “[The experience] has been very positive,” Robinson said. “It makes me more aware of what we can do to help others.” According to Cloninger, there has been a change in the demographic of those utilizing the food services of Second Harvest. “[The people] are better educated, older, middleclass,” Cloninger said. “They’ve lost jobs and have a mortgage, car payment...maybe even a child in college.” Kaitlynn Wargo, a sophmore at Ferris High School, she said she has seen a lot of variety in the people who volunteer for Second Harvest. “I thought most of the volunteers would be high school, college kids doing service projects,” Kaitlynn said. “But there are also older people just doing it to help out. “It makes me feel like a better person to know that I’m a part of that.”

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How to volunteer Address 1234 E. Front Ave. Contact Julie at 509.252.6242 or When Help the Hungry warehouse nights Monday and Thursday: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The warehouse is an industrial food handling facility. All volunteers must observe the following safety considerations: • Sign in and wear ID badges. • Wear closed toe shoes while in the warehouse. • Be at least 14 years old. Register to volunteer at:


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Secret family recipes, authentic Greek food at Azar’s

Restaurant offers meat substitute and Islamic food upon request

sauce. “When I came here earlier this year, I had the spanakopita, and ever since then, I have a new outlook on what Middle Eastern and Greek food is,” customer Rebecca Kate Blevins Horstmann said. The Communicator Common ingredients in Azar’s food are garlic, cinnamon, pars Azar’s is a Greek Middle Eastern ley, tomatoes, and the Azar family restaurant that has belly dancing secret recipe that contains eight entertainment on Fridays and offers different spices. hookah on the patio during the The meats most commonly used summer. at Azar’s and in most Greek and “Our food is all made from Middle Eastern food are lamb, scratch since we opened in 1980,” chicken and beef. Katy Azar, owner of Azar’s, said. There is Azar’s serves another menu “Our food is all made from fresh food. The that is not ofonly thing that scratch since we opened in fered with the is brought in is 1980.” regular menu. the pita bread -Katy Azar Owner of Azar’s restaurant This menu is and gyro meat. called hala. Some dishes Hala is the on their menu Arabic work for “lawful” or “permitinclude falafel, kebabs, babaganted”, and refers to foods and food oush, and many more Lebanese, preparation permitted under Islamic Jordanian and Greek dishes. law. This menu is available upon Used in Azar’s food is tahini, a request. Azar’s can substitute any Middle Eastern sesame seed paste meat with the hala meat, even in with lemon, garlic and sometimes cheeseburgers. served with tomatoes. Another “Personally, I like the lunch bufsauce Azar’s uses is Greek tzatziki, fet,” customer Chloe Mell said. “I a combination of yogurt, cucumlike what they have to offer on the bers and garlic. menu. Also, their service is out When someone comes in for their standing.” first time, Azar suggests ordering the combo platter that has hummus, “I feel what they have to offer is unique and good food.” Horstmann babaganoush, gyro meat, falafil, said. feta cheese, two pitas, and tahini


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Azar’s restaurant serves many types of Lebanese, Jordanian and Greek dishes.

Azar’s Greek Restaurant Address 2501 N. Monroe St. Contact 509.326.7171 Hours Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Additional Information Lunch buffet is daily from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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‘Richard III’ offers strong cast, creative set, stunning costume design Kirk Bayman

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Photo contributed by William Marlowe

Adjunct theater instructor Kevin Partridge plays the Duke of Clarence

Any collegiate production of Shakespeare is invariably compared and contrasted with productions that featured actors like Ian McKellen, Alec Guinness, Patrick Stewart and that patron saint of British theater Lawrence Olivier. The only way a college troupe like the SFCC Revelers could have any impact with “Richard III” is by going big—really big. So they did. The 38-member cast is clad in stunning costumes made especially for this production. William Marlowe, the play’s director, said that a crew of nine worked for over 10 weeks to design and sew the intricate garb. The stage at the Spartan Theater is done-up with three large statues of chess pieces—a king, a queen and, of course, a pawn. Marlowe’s favourite thing as a director is to somehow surprise the audience, and on more than one occasion he surely does. SFCC grad Damon Curtis Mentzer plays the titular character, and like every other, his Richard is cunning, devious and maniacal. What sets Mentzer’s apart is the way Richard seems to come alive while watching the other courtiers dance to his puppetry. After the initial exchange between Richard and Lady Anne (played by SFCC student Jennie Oliver), the first act seemed to drag. That is, until Clarence (expertly played by SFCC adjunct theater instructor Kevin Partridge) meets his demise atop that blasted tower. The doomed duke was sure the two murderers were mistaken, until they told him that it was Richard who ordered his death. Clarence’s kind and gentle demeanor visibly evaporates as he realizes how completely was betrayed. With “A begging prince what beggar pities not?” and the close of the first act, the audience is simply riveted. When choosing your seat, know that the unique design of the Spartan Theater exponentially increases the theater-goer’s involvement the closer one sits. The tension is palpable from the third and second rows, and from the first, the fourth wall all but vanishes.

Upcoming Richard III Show Times Location Spartan Theater Building 5 Time March 10 at 7:30 p.m. March 11 at 7:30 p.m. March 12 at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets No charge for SFCC students; Suggested donation of $8 at the door for all others. Tickets are available 30 minutes before curtain opening. Seats are first come, first serve. Contact William Marlowe at 509.533.3592

No Vacancies class set for abandoned Building 4 Ashley Hiruko

The Communicator For one quarter, art instructors Thomas O’Day, Carl Richardson and Mardis Nenno will be teaching art classes using mixed media to create a new atmosphere in Building 4 before it’s demolished for good. “I found out that the building was going to be demolished,” Richardson said. “I thought it would be cool to occupy the space and turn it into this piece of art.” No Vacancies, an art learning community, will begin in spring quarter. This class entails teaching from all three instructors. “Each of us brings a different discipline to it,” Richardson said. According to Nenno, the class is called No Vacancies because it represents the idea of a building that was once full that is now empty. “It’s about the idea of empty space, and how you activate that space visually,” Nenno said. “We’ll be using a lot of mixed media and non-traditional material. “We’re mainly going to be working in the hallways, and some of the smaller rooms.” According to O’Day, students will be learning about process, having an idea and letting it develop. “This is a great opportunity for students to work in an experimental way that they won’t get necessarily in other classes,” O’Day said. According to Nenno, there will be no work that survives the class other than documentation. “When they wreck the building, the work goes with it,” Nenno said. According to Nenno, the class isn’t about demolishing the building, but about occupying the space as artists for a quarter. Along with students, there will be four professional artists participating that were invited to come into the space

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Art instructor Mardis Nenno, along with Thomas O’Day and Carl Richardson will bring students and their expirimental art into the soon-to-be demolished Building 4 throughout spring quarter. and transform four different spaces, according to Richardson. “We thought it would be a good learning experience for students to see how artists occupy the space,” Richardson said. According to Richardson, the piece will be finished at the end of the quarter and afterwards, there will be an opening for the building in June. “It’s only going to happen once,“ Nenno said. “We’re probably never going to occupy another building again.”

No Vacancies (10 credits) MTWTh Item Numbers 0900 or 0927 Instructors Thomas O’Day, Mardis Nenno and Carl Richardson Fees $65 for ART 127 (Installation), ART 147 and ART 106 or $80 for ART 127 (Installation), ART 147 and ART 127 (Mixed Media)

Did You Know?: Kevin Spacey will perform as Richard III with direction from Sam Mendes in a 2012 production.

Source: The Guardian


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Seattle nature photographer, wildlife activist visits area

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TV host and nature photographer Art Wolfe signs books after his speech presentation at Robinson Teaching Theatre in Whitworth.

Deby Dixon

The Comunicator Hundreds of people showed up at Whitworth University on March 1 to see nature photographer, wildlife advocate and Public TV show “Travels to the Edge” host Art Wolfe. Wolfe began his personalized lecture and slideshow presentation with the first photo ever taken of him as he sat on a curb with an Easter basket a his feet and his sister


and brother next to him. His father was a professional photographer and for years his parents would do three to four weddings each weekend, yet from Wolfe’s birth until he was 20, there were only two photos taken of him. “I look at this photo...and I look into that little boy’s face, and I already know what he is thinking,” Wolfe said. “I want to get rid of my brother and sister, who I was always fighting with and drop that silly Easter basket and get out into the wooded ravine near the house and play in

the forest. “And that was where I was most of my youth, playing in the woods—I knew everything that lived in the forest and still do to this day; I was a little naturalist.” Wolfe spent much of his youth exploring the natural world of Western Washington—the coast, Puget Sound and the Cascades. “The lure of the natural world was always there and I kept pushing the boundaries, starting out in the wooded ravines and then the nearby river valleys and then into the higher foothills, right up the very flanks of the Cascades and the Olympics, right to the very edge of the Glaciers,” Wolfe said. “For a period of time, I started climbing mountains and putting flags on top. “And in some cases, renaming the existing mountains...You might suggest that I suffered from delusions of grandeur and others would argue that I was littering the mountains.” Wolfe studied art and painting at the University of Washington and spent his weekends taking photos with an old World War II camera that his father gave him, photographing the summits of mountains in the North Cascades. “Everybody’s got a story,” Wolfe said. Wolfe’s slideshow presentation was made up of clips from “Travels to the Edge,” live video, work that he has done on some of his 60 books, and breathtaking images of scenery, wildlife and culture in and around the Himalayas. During his 30-year career, Wolfe has traveled to every continent, photographing wildlife in its environment, the native cultures and the landscapes. Wolfe’s appearance at Whitworth College was the final installment in this year’s Heritage Month and, because of his busy traveling schedule, took nearly a year to put together. Tad Wisenor, Director of Campaign Planning, said that the Robinson Teaching Theatre, as well as a second room, filled to capacity and some people were turned away at the door. “We are thankful to have had someone of his stature here at the university and to have such a great community response,” Wisener said. “We were very pleased.”

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exercise for the mind and body Jen Greene

The Communicator At the Spokane Kendo Club, mental fitness is paired with physical exercise in the form of martial arts. The practices are held for teens and adults who want to learn and perfect their technique and skills in the martial art of kendo, a traditional swordplay created by the samurai in Japan. “I joined the club about five years ago because I found it interesting,” Dillon Peterson of the Spokane Kendo Club said. “The most challenging part to me was getting accustomed to the terms we use here during practice.” Senseis Russ and Wendy Sinclair co-founded the Spokane Kendo Club in April of 2003. The club has recently moved to their new location in the gym of the Northwest Christian School. Kendo is a full-contact sport, so one can expect to get bumps and bruises, but Russ Sinclair doesn’t recall any serious injuries. Russ has been practicing the art of kendo close to 50 years, since he was 10 years old. “As a child, I had severe asthma that lowered my confidence,” Russ said. “When I regained my strength, my doctor suggested martial arts to help with confidence and rebuild my spirit.” Kendo is all about building up the spirit and then demonstrating and expressing one’s spirit to their opponent. At practice, one can expect to hear a lot of yelling and hollering. The yells are called Kiai (key-i); They are used to build up the spirit and demonstrate the spirit. In kendo, the person with the highest spirit always wins between two equally trained individuals. Kendo, unlike most martial arts, is about good technique and speed. Because of this, size or strength does not matter so much. This makes it easier for women to compete equally. Three years ago, Makayla Miracle said her mother and brother thought kendo would be a fun family experience. She said after the first practice that she wanted to

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Kendo is a Japanese form of fencing with two-handed bamboo swords, originally developed as a safe form of sword training for samurai. come back on a regular basis. “Kendo helped me pay attention to mannerisms and learn discipline,” Miracle said. “Practices are like hanging out with a big second family. “Everyone should come give kendo a try; it’s something different and new, plus it gets you into shape.” Lessons with the Spokane Kendo Club cost $55 a month. Equipment such as a bamboo sword and attire is included with the initial cost. In practice, students wear traditional dress that the samurai wore. “Hakama, the bottoms worn, are a split wide-legged trouser,” Russ said. “The samurai used them to hide their knees and footwork from their opponents and still able themselves to ride a horse.” The Spokane Kendo Club website is an excellent source of information on kendo. Kendo, literally translated, “the way of the sword,” cannot be traced to a single founder or given an exact founding date. Although the outward appearance and some of the ideals have changed with the changing needs of the people, kendo continues to build character, self-discipline and respect. “I have found a lot of discipline in learning through my failure,” Chris Ruiz said.

He had already been interested in Japanese culture when he began kendo lessons. “Kendo has helped me in that I can take things I learn here and apply them to my life,” Ruiz said. “It helps to come in with an open mind, be patient and practice.” Kendo is an excellent way to build up our spirit, relax our bodies and gain emotional calm and confidence. “There’s a lot of aggression and stress being released during practice,” Ruiz said. The club practices on several campuses in the area, including Whitworth and Eastern Washington universities. Russ also said that the members of the Spokane Kendo Club are interested in starting a club at SFCC.

Spokane Kendo Club

Address 1412 W. Central Ave.

Hours Mondays & Wednesdays 6 – 9 p.m. Saturdays ages 8 to 11 from 9 – 10 a.m. Practice 10 – 1 p.m. Contact Russ Sinclair 509.714.3081 or visit

Sasquatch basketball in sync at college tournament

Men’s and women’s take sixth overall in championship

Shelby Miltner

The Communicator The Sasquatch men’s and women’s basketball teams played in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Basketball Championships Tournament in Kennewick March 5-8. In the first game of the tournament on Saturday, March 5, the women played Whitcom, ranked number 1 in the Northern Division. “Whitcom is a power offense team,” Head Coach Bruce Johnson said. “Our job was to limit the damage of them shooting the ball inside; we did just that,” The Sasquatch women defeated Whitcom 71 to 59. The leading scorers for the women’s team were Brooke Randell with 31 points, while Korrie Bourn had 18 points. The women went on to play

Lower Columbia on Sunday, March 6. The women defeated Lower Columbia by a close 66-to-62 victory. The Sasquatch women’s leading scorers were Amanda Butterly with 22 points followed by Randell with 18 points and Bourn with 14 points. The Sasquatch women played Yakima Valley Community College on Monday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and were defeated 60 to 41. The leading scorer for the women was Brooke Randell with 16 points The Sasquatch women played Columbia Basin Tuesday, March 8, for a third- or sixth-place finish in the NWAACC tournament. Columbia Basin defeated Spokane with a close victory, 72 to 69. Columbia Basin lead for most of the game. SFCC’s Karrine Tuttle led in scoring with 19 points, Korrie Bourn had 13 points. Spokane placed sixth in the NWAACC Tournament. The Sasquatch women had two sophmore players, Bourn and Randell, on the All Tournament Second Team. Players Bourn and Randell

were named to the First Team Eastern Region. “I am really proud of the way our girls played this season,” Johnson said. “We were part of the four teams from the Eastern Region that played in the final four of the tournament.” In the first game of the tournament on March 5, the men’s team played number three in the northern division, Skagit Valley. The Sasquatch men beat Skagit Valley 78 to 64. The leading scorers for Spokane were Preston Wayne with 18 points, followed by Matt Barnes with 12 points and Chaz Johnson had 11 points. The men went on to play Clackamas Community College. The Sasquatch defeated Clackamas 72 to 53. Wayne lead in scoring with 25 points, while DeAneglo Jones and Danny Marshell each had 12 points. The men went on to play Peninsula Community College on Monday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Peninsula defeated the Sasquatch by a close

four points, 78 to 74. The leading scorer for the game was Wayne with 16 points. The men played in the third or sixth place NWAACC Tournament game agianst Big Bend Community College on Tuesday, March 8 at 2 p.m. The Sasquacth men defeated the Big Bend Community College Vikings 79 to 77. Wayne lead the Sasquatch with 34 points, followed by Marlowe Brim with 16 points.The men placed sixth in the NAAWCC tournament. “We played a hard game,” Head Coach Clint Hull said. “We are really excited about how the guys played in the tournament.” Sasquatch men’s players Marshall and Wynne were named to the Eastern Region First Team. Johnson was named to the Eastern Region Second Team. ”We are happy with how our team played this year,” Hull said. The men finished the season with 25 wins and seven losses. The women finished the season with 22 wins and eight losses.

Did You Know?: Kendo was developed more as a form of mental training than physical exercise


Basketball Champs 71-59

Women defeated Whitcom


Peninsula defeated the men


Men beat Skagit Valley


Women defeated Lower Columbia


Men beat Clackamas


The men defeated Big Bend Source:


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SFCC Jazz Presents


2011 SFCC JAZZ Festival A Tribute to Spokane Legend

Arnie Carruthers with

The Spokane Jazz Orchestra and

SFCC Jazz Festival All Stars 7 p.m. Saturday, March 19 Spokane Falls Community College Music/Performing Arts Auditorium, Bldg.15 Tickets: $15 for general admission, $10 for all students and staff Available at: SFCC Cashier’s Office, Hoffman Music and TicketsWest Information, 533-3711 Other festival events include: Pre-festival Jam Session 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16 Library Lounge, 4th and Cowley SFCC Student Concert: Winter Quarter Jazz Night 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 Admission is by donation

Free Clinics: Friday, March 18: Middle and High school bands, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a free concert at noon in the auditorium. Saturday March 19: Local musicians Todd Johnson, bass; Dr. Ed Orgil, sax and Scott Reusser, drums. 1–2:30 p.m. Charlotte Carruthers vocal clinic, 3–4 p.m.

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