Carr’s Museum PG. 4-5
Magic Lantern PG. 8
Start your engines for the odd and awesome
Feb. 21-Mar. 7, 2013
Coffee and an independent film
SFCC considers four-year programs
Community Colleges Offering FourYear Degrees
Bowling PG. 10
League bowling gains popularity in Spokane
Volume 44 | Issue 8
Knitting Factory keeps license despite violence
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After temporarily closing down the Knitting Factory Concert House, Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub lifted his order which suspended the entertainment license of the venue. The Spokane Police Department lifted it’s initial ban on the Knitting Factory’s entertainment license after a shooting and multiple other incidents following shows near the building. “Their license was temporarily revoked because of safety issues,” said Monique Cotton, Communication Director for the Spokane Police Department. The Knitting Factory Concert House has four different locations throughout the United States, including Boise, Brooklyn, Reno and Spokane. It’s chief operating officer, Greg Marchant worked with Chief Frank Straub and Mayor David Condon to decide what sort of safety improvements could be done to the venue. “I can feel their pain, so to speak, about ‘what do I do when my thing is over and people move across the street.’ That’s where that communication comes in, letting us know an event is shutting down … so we can get police resources into the area.” said Straub to the Spokesman review on Feb 22, 2013. Although the Knitting Factory refused comment regarding plans to enhance security and protection of concert attendees, Cotton also stated that communication is something they need to improve. “Any other large scale event in the city of Spokane is accompanied by police presence after the event,” said Cotton. “We would just like to see better communication between the concert house and the Spokane Police Department and have them call us before events are
Olympic College, Bremerton Peninsula College, Port Angeles Seattle Central Comunity College South Seattle Community College Source: checkoutacollege. Madeline Tuflija | The Communicator
Janet Gullickson explanes the process of bringing three baccalaureate degrees to SFCC.
The Communicator SFCC’s president and faculty are exploring the possibility of adding several career technical four-year degrees to the college’s curriculum. The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) has been advocating for baccalaureate degrees to be offered at community and technical colleges including SFCC since 2010 as a part of the System Design Plan legislation. “We want to offer students an
opportunity to get a career technical degree here so instead of students transferring and losing credits they can stay here to get their four-year degree,” said Janet Gullickson, President of SFCC. Applied baccalaureate programs come from the 2005 Legislature passing E2SHB, which gives the State Board the power to develop pilot programs in Washington community and technical colleges. Currently, eight community colleges and technical schools in the state of Washington offer thirteen different applied bachelor degrees.
Columbia Basin College
“We have the teachers who are capable of teaching these courses and it would be good to utilize those sources,” said Gullickson. Gullickson has asked for faculty to pitch possible baccalaureate degree proposals which requires three different characteristics in order for it to be considered. “Students need to show an interest in the program, it can’t be a degree that will be duplicated in the area from other colleges, and there has to be a show of demand in the field of
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Return to Title IV penalizes students who skip classes McCall Daniels
The Communicator Students that do not attend classes face penalties under the Return to Title IV Act. The Return to Title IV, or R2T4 as it is known in the Financial Aid Office, is the act instituted by the US government which requires students to pay back any money they receive from financial aid if they withdraw from classes. Some students may be surprised to learn about this, but it has been around for a long time. “It has been in effect as long as I can remember,” Darren Pitcher, the
Vice President of Student Services said. R2T4 only goes into effect for students who withdraw from classes and are no longer considered full time, which is federally set at 12 credit hours. “Return to Title IV effects everything,” Marjorie Davis, the Director of Financial Aid said. The ‘everything’ that Davis is referring to is any type of funding that a student receives from Financial Aid, like pell grants and student loans. Financial aid is awarded to students only after they attend the first day of
2911 Total amount of grant aid dollars received by students at SFCC:
$16,838,015 Source: National Center for Education
What do students want?
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Number of students receiving grant aid at SFCC:
SFCC president is looking for three things when deciding to bring a bachelor program to that department. From page 1
work,” said Gullickson. The program hopes to build new four-year degrees that are not seen in the area. “At this point it looks like Information Technology, Library Tech, and possibly Graphic Design are the programs under consideration,” said Glen Cosby the Dean of Humanities at SFCC. Teachers in these departments have been looking into the program and are contacting workers in their field to see if this would be a helpful program to the community. “The possibility of offering applied baccalaureate degrees at SFCC is exciting and could open up new options for students,” said Greg Stiles a Graphic Design teacher at SFCC. “Right now we are in the research part of the process. Teachers
are reaching out to businesses in their field of work and are trying to find out if this is something that is needed in the workforce.” According to the SBCTC website, not only will students be able to graduate with a 4-year degree from a community college but the program would also be around the same tuition of about $1,300 per quarter if you are a Washington resident. “These four year programs might not specifically be for me but I do think it will benefit a lot of people,” said SFCC student Tayler Baker. “It brings more variety to the table which is good because not all students are the same.” The program isn’t expected to come to SFCC for a few years but is something the administration is considering. “If we have the funds, and teachers and students are interested then I could probably see this happening in the fall of 2014,” said Gullickson. “Although this program is very likely to come to SFCC, I don’t want to take away from programs we already have, we are a community college first.”
Upcoming Shows Hollywood Undead Mar. 07 7 p.m. Owl City Mar. 10 6:30 p.m.
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Attendees lining up for the Black Veil Brides show.
Flyleaf/ Drowning Pool Mar. 17 7 p.m.
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over.” They seemed very willing to work with us and they want to make sure everyone who is attending their events are safe just like we do.” Former customers of the concert house argue that the company shouldn’t have to answer for what happens outside of their business. “If not the Knitting Factory, it would be happening at another venue,” said Rachael Wright, a Knitting Factory concert attendee. “They shouldn’t be held responsible for other people’s actions.” The Spokane Police Department say they are concerned with the safety of these events and want to work with the concert house to improve. “We actually saw a 10 percent reduction in the downtown area before these events,” said Cotton. “We are going to do everything possible to keep this area and all areas of Spokane safe.”
Campus Crime Blotter
Volbeat Mar. 23 7 p.m. John Hart and TBA Mar. 28 7 p.m.
In the last two weeks, our Community has experienced one burglary from inside our under construction class room building and three additional thefts. Since the beginning of our academic year, we have had 18 incidents of theft and/or burglary. The 18 thefts include unattended backpacks being stolen from outside the bookstore, cash being stolen from misplaced wallets, parking permits stolen out of unlocked vehicles, vehicles being broken into and items of value taken and a recent burglary of copper and materials from the construction site on the south side of campus. These events appear to be crimes of opportunity and although likely not connected, should be a reminder to all our community members to lock up your belongings, take them with you, and/ or keep them out of sight.
Finacial aid require ments Complete the minimum number of required credits based on enrollment level per quarter. Earn a 2.00 GPA each quarter
Earn a 2.00 cumulative college Madeline Tuflija | The Communicator
Darren Pitcher and Marjorie Davis discussing the impact of R2T4.
Return to Title IV effects all financial aid given to students, including pell grants and student loans. From page 1
class at the school. “We want students to have their money,” Pitcher said. Keeping the money from the students until the first day of class is one way SFCC insures that the student will be using the money for classes. Most students do use their financial aid to attend classes, but they also use it to help with their living expenses, which then puts them at risk to be affected by R2T4. “Students get into trouble when they exceed their cost of living expenses and haven’t earned 100 percent of their financial aid,” Davis said. According to Davis, students have to earn their financial aid through the quarter. This works by calculating the number of classes the student attends. The financial aid is pro-rated at 10 percent increments throughout the quarter. For example, if a student completes enough time to earn 30
percent of the financial aid, but they drop classes below full time, they will owe 70 percent of their financial aid back to the school. “This doesn’t benefit anybody; the school and the student lose money,” Davis said. Besides having having to pay back the money for withdrawing from classes, the student is also penalized with Financial Aid Suspension. “Students can appeal to be taken off suspension,” Davis said. Students that do win their appeal after being put on Financial Aid Suspension can register for classes in the next quarter and use their new financial aid refund to pay off the debt owed from the previous quarter. “Students can only use their refund in the fall, winter, and spring quarter,” Davis said. “The refund can not be used in the summer quarter because that is the start of a new fiscal year.” According to Davis, more than $40,000 is owed to the school from students that were affected by Return to Title IV during the recent fall quarter. “The school takes a risk each time we give out money,” Davis said. “We do what can to help the student succeed.”
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Theft Feb. 7: Theft in SFCC student recreation room. Feb. 15: Vehicle prowling, second degree Feb. 22: Third degree theft in SFCC Cashier’s office.
Harassment Feb. 27: SODEXO Cafeteria
Drugs Feb. 15: Paraphenalia or drug found on the floor of the fitness center.
Student Conduct Feb. 18: Disruption in admissions/ registration area. Feb. 19: Failure to comply with college officials in the security office. Feb. 27: Malicous mischief toward a vending machine.
level GPA at the end of the sixth quarter of attendance.
Complete the degree or certificate within the maximum time frame. Maintain a pace of progression toward the maximum time frame by completing 67% of all attempted credits. The policy applies to ALL periods of enrollment at SFCC whether or not the student previously received financial aid awards. Transfer credits will be used. Source: spokanefalls. edu/Admissions/ FinancialAid/
Parking, safety issues persist at SFCC
Feb. 7 - Feb. 28, 2013
A note from Campus Security:
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Mireesha Huff | The Communicator
Improperly parked cars are problematic for student drivers.
Parking Regulations Students must park in between yellow lines. Faculty parking spaces have white lines. Vehicles must be parked with flow of traffic. Source: http://www. spokanefalls.edu/ College/Security
The Communicator The bumper stickers given out at SFCC’s bookstore read, ‘If you see my instructors, tell them I’m still looking for a parking spot,’ makes light of a problem many students face everyday when trying to find parking before class. One issue students have with parking at SFCC is the lack of available parking, especially on busier class days. Some students will circle the parking lot for several minutes, waiting for a spot to become available. “My first class starts at 10:30am, and I usually show up twenty minutes early just to find parking,” said Kimberly VanWinckel an SFCC student. “I’ll circle the lot for fifteen minutes, just to find an open spot when another student leaves, or I
have to park in the back of the gravel lots.” The gravel parking lots and the “bad parking” that happens in the lots are other issues students face. Because there are no painted spaces in the gravel lots, some students double-park or park in a manner that makes it difficult for other students to park next to them. Another problem has been the recent climb in vehicle prowlings on campus, making some students feel unsafe leaving their vehicles parked far from campus. “I hate parking in the gravel lots; SFCC really needs to re-evaluate the parking lots and develop more areas for students,” VanWinckel said, “They should get rid of the excess faculty parking, and change them to spots for carpooling students.” Other students avoid parking altogether, and use alternative means of transportation. Bus passes can be purchased in Building 17 at the cashiers’ desk, and students who take the bus are freeing up parking for other students who may not have alternative transportation options. “I take the bus to school, so I don’t have to worry about parking or anything,” said Hollieanne Dowdle. “I pay $29 a month for my bus pass, and I completely avoid all the hassle with parking passes, horrible parking, and gas expenses.”
Did You Know?: Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing student financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Source: http://studentaid.ed.gov/about
Some journalist say newspapers don’t do a good job of writing what their readers want to read, claiming that readers have no taste and are ignorant about what needs to go in a newspaper. Circulation is also a problem for money making in the newspaper industry. If a newspaper has nobody to sell their paper, then obviously they can’t make any money. That sparked a couple questions with our staff. What should newspapers publish to get readers to read their paper? And is the Communicator in jeopardy of being shut down if we don’t please our readers? Conner Nuckols and Sarah Dyer share their opinions on the topic.
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It’s not news that print newspaper circulation has been on the decline. Newspaper revenues have plunged due to the rise of internet media and slumping ad sales. Newspapers like the Rocky Mountain News and The Seattle Post-Intelligencer have been shut down or been reduced to a barebone internet operation. The future of newspapers has been debated throughout the industry.
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Readers control the fate of newspapers If there is one thing I’ve learned from studying journalism, it’s that news isn’t what it use to be. I have been on the Communicator staff for Conner three quarters and Nuckols have written numerous stories for the news, sports, and culture section and there have only been three stories I have gotten feedback on from students on campus. Those stories were about the girls barbershop chorus, the five pound pizza challenge at Pizza Rita, and a brief I wrote about the man who broke the state trout record. This proved a point that our advisor for the Communicator has told me and my classmates over and over: students will read those fun and goofy stories more than news stories. Now I’m not saying that girls barbershop or a pizza eating challenge are not newsworthy but they aren’t what I expect to see when I open a newspaper. Thats when it hit me. Why don’t
we, the Communicator staff, write say they have no taste. But you will more of those stories? still go out of business over time. A Should we run goofy fun stories newspaper is not a public trust - it all over the paper? No. has a business model that either But I feel we should do a better works or it doesn’t.” job reaching out to our readers and Collegenews.com is first and fore try to write about things they want most a business. Having ads isn’t to read about. enough for a serious news website. Collegenews.com is written by They need their readers to click the college students and recent graduads, as many times as they can, to ates, providing up-to-date informaget them to stay on their website. tion for college News websites students and get paid for how “..... A newspaper is not young people. many times you a public trust- it has a When I first click on their checked out their business model that either page, every time website I saw you click on an works or it doesn’t.” that three of the ad and everytime top four stories -Marc Andreesen they get you on a software engineet mailing list. had nothing to do with politics, Newswebworld problems, or crime. sites like Collegenews.com know The top three stories were about that their audience would be more a video game, IHop, and Shaun likely to click on an article about White overshadowed a story about IHOP pancakes, or Shaun White North Korea and their nuclear testwinning the X-Games than news ing. about North Korea. Why is that so? It is our job as a member of the I shall answer that question with Communicator to write stories a quote from entrepreneur, and soft- that make you want to pick up the ware engineer Marc Andreessen. paper. Which is why I strongly urge “Newspapers with declining readers to write us letters or send circulations can complain all they emails about what you want to see want about their readers and even in the paper.
We can’t banish the news section from the paper, that would just be wrong. But what I think we should do is run more stories on the front page all of you students will find interesting and pick up. The Communicator isn’t just for the staff members to get experience on designing newspaper pages, and then write about whatever we want. The paper is for us to inform students on some things they need to know and then entertain them with those cool and random things to go do, eat and check out in the greater Spokane area. So again I give you a chance to give us story ideas. A chance to make The Communicator something you’re excited to read and can’t wait until it comes out. Go on Facebook and like our page. Then go to town and write comments as many times as you want on things you want to read or see in the paper. If you’re into Twitter then follow us and tweet us your thoughts and ideas. We will listen to them if you just take the time to write us. We want to help everyone to enjoy the paper. So help us SFCC. Help us help you.
Newspapers are for providing students with news Ben Frankilin once said, “Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you.” A newspaper’s first responsibility is to inform its readers about Sarah current events. Dyer This can be anything from a hard-hitting news article about homelessness in Spokane to a brief about a record breaking trout. Some stories are entertaining, but they are all meant to inform the reader. What newspapers do must go beyond entertainment. The most important and immediate current events are often violent, scary or depressing. They are hard to read, and pos-
of a newspaper is to rabble rouse, sibly harder to write, but these types of stories are the most important part but in times of great tumult the press of the newspaper because they inhas and can become the voice of change. In the words of journalist form people about things that could Jim Lehrer, have impact on their lives. “If we don’t have an informed Some newspapers have even electorate we don’t have a democbeen known to inspire rebellion. American newspapers in the years racy.” I’m absolutely not saying that leading up to the American Revoentertainment is a bad thing, but I lution represented something the think it’s kind world had never “If we don’t have an of sad when a before seen: a press committed informed electorate we don’t newspaper becomes less about to challenging, have a democracy.” even overthrowinforming its ing, government -Jim Lehrer readers and more journalist about making authorities. Media coverthem sedate and happy. age of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement significantly We have spent over a decade at war with not one, but two individual shifted public opinion on the issues, in conjunction with a politically acnations and yet more people know tive readership. about the personal lives of the Kardashians than what is happening in This isn’t to say that the function
their own neighborhoods, much less around the world. Even The Communicator’s more ‘entertaining’ stories still aim to inform first, entertain second. We live in tumultuous times; everyday decisions are being made locally, nationally and globally that affect us as students and citizens. The Communicator has a responsibility to you, the readers. We want to print things that you will enjoy reading. However, we also have a duty to inform you about what’s happening in the world. Head to our Facebook, Twitter, or communicatoronline.org, and give us your opinion. What really matters to you? What local or national issues are important to you as a student and citizen? What are your interests and hobbies? This is your chance to make your voice heard.
Did You Know?: The Communicator web address has changed to communicatoronline.org
The Communicator, is a student run newspaper that hopes to maintain a forum in which students are able to voice diverse opinions on campusrelated issues. The Communicator also aims to inform students about import events concerning SFCC and SCC, sports and other fun activities for students to check out to make their college days memorable. Editor-in-Chief Randy Breedlove Managing Editor Sarah Dyer Web Manager Colten Cain News Editor Corbin Bronsch Focus Editor Katie Bordner Sidelines Editor Ana Sorci Culture Editor Ari Foster Perspectives Editor Conner Nuckols Photo Editor Madeline Tuflija Photographers Corey McDermett Mireesha Huff Marketing & Advertising Emily Norton Jen Bridges Writers McCall Daniels Kimberlie Barton Lyssa Davis Emily Norton Jacobby Flansaas Adviser Jason Nix Staff members can be reached via email with the following format: sfcc.firstname. email@example.com
Please Note The Communicator is an open forum that is entirely student edited and produced, with no prior review from the faculty or administrators. Content in this publication is the responsibility of the student staff of The Communicator, and as such does not necessarily reflect the view of SFCC administrators, faculty, or the student body. Individual student contributions to the opinion page or any other section of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial board or the student staff of The Communicator.
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Marvin Carr’s unusual museum of Hil Conner Nuckols
The Smithsonian museums in D.C. and New York have some of the rarest and most historic treasures in the world, but Carr’s One of a Kind Museum has some of the oddest. Marvin Carr, the owner of the museum, started his ‘business’ when he bought an old warehouse after he cashed in his penny bonds and then slowly built his collection. “I get most of my things from Owens Auction,” Carr said. “There’s an auction once a month; he gets things from all over the world. “It takes two days to auction off thousands of things.” Carr admits he has not been a very good businessman. “I haven’t made a penny sense,” Carr said. “I’m the world worst businessman, but I’ve been having a lot of fun. Carr’s Museum is filled with taxidermy animals, old school cars, manikins, hand made objects, as well as rare items you can’t find any-
where else in the world. Museum goers who got to Carr’s are immediately greeted by a 500 lb. jade Buddha, along with some mankins in wild dresses and stuffed squirrels riding motorcycles. After Buddha, visitors enter the main room of the museum. Some of the main attractions include a wall of Hollywood star death masks hanging on a wall next to two stuffed squirrels riding a fire truck. Various war memorabilia is on display throughout the museum. Visitors will see the largest model in the world of the USS Nicholas, a World War II destroyer, a World War II S.O.S., as well as several mannequins dressed in World War I and II uniforms. Carr has four cars on display. Two of them were previously owned by celebrities, Elvis Presley and Jackie Gleason. The other two are cars Marvin fixed up and restored. A burgundy 1946 Chrysler is on display and Carr lets visitors sit in them to experience ‘the most comfortable seat in the world’. Carr’s stuffed animal collection consists of of 20 different animals ranging from exzotic African game to American game. The most recent edition to his stuffed animal collection is the worlds largest black bear, as confirmed by Cabelas. “Cabelas doesn’t even have that,” Carr said. “I had to pay an arm and a leg for it, but it’s neat.” Culture is abundant in the museum. Visitors will see art from all over the world. Victorian Era paintings, Impe-
Did You Know?: That the first museum was built by the Babylonians over 2,500 years ago? Source: http://io9.com
rial China statues and pot clothing, and even a statu Garuda. Visitors will also see ma art pieces that were hand highlights being a branch from Africa that was carve all connected at the base a woolly mammoth tusk t eskimos. Several of the items in m built by Carr himself. His ations are a King Tut sarco a quintet of robotic frogs t Frankie and Johnny tune. With the lack of income to being ‘the worlds worst businessman’, Carr has on had to sell one item in the seum to keep it going. In Carr sold a car previously owned by John F. Kenned “We hate to lose it, but had to stay in business,” C said. “but thats the only th I’ve ever sold.” Carr opens the museum 1 to 3 pm on Saturday and day and insists to give eve tor a personal tour of the “It’s been a fun journey place,” Carr sai t
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Fifty Shades of Reality
John Dick | Contributed Photo
Shandi models a duct tape gag for professional photographer John Dick, who frequently takes photos for the kink scene as well as working with ‘vanilla’ models.
The members of Spokanes’s growing kink scene talk about the reality of the kinky world versus popular perception. Lyssa Davis
The Communicator The advent of mainstream entertainment with content generally considered taboo has brought the kinky world into the spotlight. In particular, the popularity of the Fifty Shades of Grey books and the social networking website FetLife, also called “the kinky facebook”, has increased semi-anonymous communication and networking as well as access to educational resources and safety precautions. “I think it’s interesting how big Fifty Shades got when it’s been underground for so long, but it just reached the breaking point and really got popular,” said Nick, an experienced 30 year old dominant and sadist. “All the vanillas know what it is, but it has the unfortunate effect of portraying things as a typical ‘Twilight’ love story. “Fifty Shades is like the porch: if
you’re willing to go up on the porch, are you willing to go in the house? There’s so much more to it.” “I’ve heard from people in the BDSM world that it’s not that true to the real thing and it’s a little skewed,” said Nathan, a recent addition to the local community. “It’s not a true perspective on the BDSM world, but I intend on reading it because it is a kind of accepted craze, and I could use that as a comparative tool to learn more.” While it may seem counter intuitive to those unfamiliar with kinky activities to be concerned about safety, to those with an interest in giving or receiving pain, it is very important. “For me, safety stuff is like, how emotionally stable are you? Do you have any health concerns, because I don’t want to cause severe injury damaging organs or breaking bones. It’s a liability concern on my end. I don’t want somebody enter into (a scene) and have something go wrong,” said Nick. A safeword can cover any issue from an unexpected need to use the restroom to a more serious concern. “With (my husband), in private, we’ve never had to safeword because we know each other that well. We
still have safewords; that is nonof who they are is a common theme negotiable. As for personal physical amongst kinky people. health, we have ourselves regularly “I believe that if done properly, tested, and will not play with anyone following safety rules, respect, et until we know them, and know their cetera, (kink) can be a perfectly safe precautions and hygiene.” Lynn, a 27 way to explore our fantasies...as long year old sadomasochist said. as one follows proper protocols and Despite popular belief, people has informed consent.” said Nathan. that are interested in kink are not BDSM has strengthened the relajust people that have experienced tionship of some couples, including some form of abuse, though like in Lynn and Alan. any group, those people do exist. In “Entering the scene has brought a fact, the idea that people into kink depth to our lives in so many ways: are somehow broken can be damagcommunication, understanding, ing to those who have suffered some enjoyment, freedom and respect,” form abuse. said Alan. “I’ve met some “We have women who have a full honesty “I am not abnormal. been traumatized, policy: no holdBDSM has freed me.” who have been ing back to save abused - and they -Lynn feelings, and have desires that if you’re doing they want to express, but because something you wouldn’t want to tell of trauma it becomes much more your partner, don’t do it,” said Lynn. difficult,” said Nick. “I was never “I’ve taken that to heart, and I am a abused or violated, never teased, better person for it. never bullied. “BDSM has given me a new out“It’s something that I was born look on life,” Lynn said. “It has taught with...that I stopped denying about me that I am not abnormal. my human self; there’s things that I “BDSM has freed me.” enjoy and things that I don’t enjoy Editor’s Note: Last names were intenand I know what those things are.” tionally deleted after verifying sources. The idea of BDSM being a part
Common Kink Terminology BDSM: Bondage, discipline,sadism and masochismor bondage, dominance, submission and masochism. Used as an umbrella term for kinky activities. Masochist: A person that enjoys receiving pain. Sadist: A person that enjoys giving pain to others. Sadomasochist: A person that enjoys both giving and receiving pain. Safeword: A word or action that signals that activities need to cease.
SFCC student artist spotlight: Andy Rumsey Andy Rumsey has been studying audio engineeing for the past two years at SFCC and is ready to earn his degree. Rumsey has been able to supported himself playing shows in the greater Spokane area Lyssa Davis
The Communicator Andy Rumsey is an SFCC student who is 27 and a second-year student of the audio engineering program slated to graduate this spring. Rumsey a solo musician who has been working to make a living doing what he loves for twelve years. Like many musicians, he has faced hardships and setbacks. While still a student at Ferris High School, he and his brother paid a producer from Montana $1500. Andy missed a large portion of his senior year of high school while traveling back and forth between Montana and Spokane. “It was not a healthy relationship, and I took a few months to get back into the saddle after that.” Rumsey
said. In 2007, he moved to Seattle Rumsey plays at Luxe, on 1017 and over the course of two years he W. 1st Avenue Suite A, every other made an album. Wednesday. He also plays about “I felt like the energy I was putting four times a month at Rain, which is into it – paying also on 1st Ave, for everything, “I’ve kind of put all my eggs in just down the getting everyblock. one basket, but it’s really the thing designed “My sole and printed, and only basket I feel comfortable income is from doing all the legmusic carrying around for the rest of playing work when all of live, and I’m my normal sup- my life.” one of the few -Andy Rumsey port structures lucky people Audio Engineering Student were gone - took in spokane that its toll. I took a couple years off after gets paid to play music. In summer that...(and then) my fiance left me. I play at the Sapphire Lounge in the I started booking and and going to Ruby,” Rumsey said. shows, listening to what people are The Hotel Ruby’s Sapphire making. Music has really gotten me Lounge is located at 901 W 1st Ave. through this. I’ve kind of put all my Rumsey’s music can also be found eggs in one basket, but it’s really the online at facebook.com/andyrumonly basket I feel comfortable carry- seymusic and soundcloud.com/ ing around for the rest of my life.” andy-rumsey.
Ashley Tomlinson | Contributed Photo
Andy Rumsey plays live music at venues across downtown Spokane, including Rain, Luxe and the Sapphire Lounge.
Did You Know?: Donatien-Alphonse-François, Comte de Sade was a French nobleman whose perverse sexual preferences and erotic writings gave rise to the term sadism. Source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/515876/Marquis-de-Sade
It’s Design. Boom.
Corey McDermott | The Communicator
Joshua Hissong and Armando Hurtdao, co-founders of HDG, advocate timeless designs with “big city flare.”
HDG; Hissong+ Hurtado Design Group renovates Spokane buildings with a global perspective Katie Bordner
The Communicator Joshua Hissong and Armando Hurtado are turning Spokane’s commercial and residentials into visual and epic adventures, one after another. The group desires to offer something bold and new to the city; taking design in a global direction, but not to lose Spokane for the city it is. “There are individuals who want Spokane to be something it currently is not,” said Joshua Hissong, principal and co-founder. “Personally, I wouldn’t want it to be. If you move
to Spokane by choice, you like it. If you don’t you don’t want it. “Bring bigger city flare, but don’t lose the reason why people want to be here. People who want the extreme would want the opposite once they had it.” Renovations include Wasabi Sushi Bar, Ginger, Down River Grill, the YMCA, Beignets, Savory, Fire Artisan Pizza in Spokane and Coeur D’Alene. “There are compromises along the
way,” said Armando Hurtado, principal and co-founder. “A little discomfort is okay. Brings bigger rewards. Then the clients peers agree, and fears go away.” Fire Artisan Pizza in Coeur D’Alene has been given a five star ratings since it has been running; the restaurant was titled “Best Pizza” and “Best Atmosphere” in a 2012
Readers Poll. HDG won a national award for the design. “Spokane has the opportunity to bring design,” said Hurtado. “It is more challenging to bring design here than Seattle, San Diego or LA. “We are influencing people to move in a global direction.” For Beignets, what was a European restaurant and Bakery downtown, HDG traveled to Europe with the clients to capture the details that might make the atmosphere of the European restaurant without creating a a feel that was too imaginary. Clients have had mixed initial feelings about the bold approach that HDG takes on design. “We have clients who say, ‘Here is a check, do what you want,” said Hissong. “Some clients that think, ‘What are old regulars going to say about this?’ or ‘Is it going to be
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An award winning restarant has just come to Spokane. Originally located in Coeur D’Alene, a second location in downtown Spokane has just opened. Fire Artisan Pizza, located at 816 W Sprague, offers fresh ingredients cooked in a 900 degree wood-fired oven and a new design to Spokane’s downtown. “We serve only pizza with salads. It is gourmet food with a rustic style, people call it Neapolitan- Classic Old World Style.” said manager Chris Watkins. Customers are offered an impressionable drink menu; cucumber water, beers and wine. “We pride ourselves on having a pretty eclectic set of craft beer and our wine is very good,” Watkins said. When visiting a new restaurant, the
Katie Bordner | Editor trendy in five years?’”said Hissong. “If the design is right, it will be timeless.” Hissong has vision and passion for the designs, however the the manual labor process may not be his forte. On the Do It Yourself Network, Hissong was voted by viewers as “The Worst Do-It-Yourselfer.” “We have a passion for what we do”, said Hissong, who is self taught. “We were jobless and homeless, well, laid off,” said Hissong. “We started collaboration. After two projects, we knew we had to start a company because we needed a logo for our proposals.” In a culture that stresses the importance of education, the strive for perfection, and yet awards originality, Hissong and Hurtado agree that all are important. Failure, however, may be an importantvariable in the equation,as well. The entryway to the HGD studio is greeted with a sign that reads, “Get Shit Done. Make Many Mistakes.” “Often, you have to fear before you will prepare,” said Hurtado. “If you go without fear you probably won’t prepare. Sometimes you will get shot down. Fear is a natural response.” Hissong and Hurtado stress the importance of the risk that is involved with following a passion. “Take a risk,” said Hissong. “Even if you have to work two night jobs, eventually you get to the point where you don’t have to work anymore,” said Hissong. “I come into the office everyday, turn on some tunes and get things done,” said Hissong. “It is not like work, it is like hanging out with some of your greatest friends.” “It is the freedom of doing what you love,” said Hurtado. “If you are prepared to put in the time, the rewards are much better. The rewards are not simply monetary.”
atmosphere plays a large part in the full service experience. Fire Artisan Pizza was designed by HDG, a local design group with global vision. “We want it to seem rustic, with the barn wood tables and the bricks on the walls, but it always ends up being comfortable, comfortable enough to wear jeans and a t-shirt or dresses and suits,” said Watkins. Fire Artisan Pizza has two locations- Spokane and Coeur D’Alene. The original location in Coeur D’Alene has been given a five star ratings since it has been running; the restaurant was titled “Best Pizza” and “Best Atmosphere” in a 2012 Readers Poll. The pictures on the wall, all black and white photos, and red walls offer a New York City style. At the bar, old films, such as The Invisible Man, play. While in the restaurant, customers’ conversation and silence is privy to indi tunes from the background speakers. Windows line the entry, allowing those walking by to peer in, and outside lighting to flood into the restaurant. “I love everything,” said Watkins. “This place has a cool environment and amazing food.” Fire opened January 31st, and
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Restaurants to visit: Ginger 1228 S Grand Blvd 509-315-5201 Wasabi Bistro 10208 N Division St. 509-290-5573 Down River Grill 3315 W. Northwest Blvd 509-323-1600
Fire Artisan Pizza 816 W. Sprague 509-413-1856
already the customers seem to have found a favorite. “Our Billy Pizza is the most popular right now,” said Watkins. “Which has goat cheese, roasted red pepper, Kalamata olives, tomato sauce and fresh arugula.” Frozen pizza may be something college students love to eat, but Fire Artisan Pizza may offer competition. The pizzas are made from fresh, organic ingredients that are locally sourced when possible. The prices for a pizza range from $11 to $30. “Our menu is full of unique styles of pizza,” said Watkins. “Fire artisan pizza definitely offers something unique to its customers.” Some of the unusual pizza’s offered are the Camino: roasted chicken breast, Kansas city bacon, red onion, aged white cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, chipotle bbq, finished with fresh cilantro and habanero sea salt; and the Thai: sweet chili sauce, mozzarella, roasted chicken breast, cashew sauté sauce, serrano chilies, green onions, finished with cilantro, cashew and sriracha; To finish the meal, Fire offers a sugary dessert: bittersweet chocolate chip cookie with gray salt and vanilla bean ice cream on top.
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The Communicator The Magic Lantern, located in downtown Spokane, theater that researches new independent films to play in their downtown theatre andw offers an exclusive set of refreshments like French pressed coffee, DOMA Espressos, San Pellegrino, Limonata and Aranciata, a selection of Madeline’s desserts, chocolate covered coffee beans, and tin bowls for your personalized popcorn. Spokane offers no theater like it. “Independent films are something that no other theater does in Spo-
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The Communicator Explore Spokane in a new way over Spring Break by hiking through trails in the national parks. The Fish Lake Trail is recommended, and can be used for all ages. “A lot of my co-workers enjoy the trail,” said Derek Smith an employee at REI, an outdoor sports store. The Fish Lake Trail starts at the corner of Sunset Highway and Government and ends in Cheney by Fish Lake. The trail is paved most of the way and is flat so it is easy for children or those not used to walking long distances to be on.. People looking for more of a natural trail to use should head to Riverside State Park to check out Bowl and Pitcher “Bowl and Pitcher is an open area, the trails are for just about everyone,” said Smith. Bowl and Pitcher park is known mainly for its two large rock formations that look like a bowl and a water pitcher to some people. The park has one main loop that starts after crossing the swinging bridge over the Spokane River. The trail splits in two directions, either upstream or downstream along the river, but eventually comes back to the bridge in a loop.
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kane,” said Johnathan Abramson, co-owner and manager of The Magic Lantern, “We have someone who researches film festivals to see what is new or what is liked, and that’s how we decide on our films.” Independant films are meant to highlight the creativity and artistic side of filmmaking. These films are are also defined as only receiving a percentage of support from one of the major film studios. According to http://www. makeindependentfilms.com, “The technical definition of the phrase independent film is: any movie that was funded with less than 50 percent of money that came from one of the “big six” major film studios, which are Columbia Pictures (MGM and UA), 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures/Touchstone Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios.”
While large movie theaters like AMC or Regal Cinemas are often a persons first thought, The Magic Lantern offers services that cannot be found at any other theater in Spokane, such as a coffee bar. “The coffee bar was added in 2009 by the man who bought The Magic Lantern ,” said Abramson. “He loves films and coffee so he decided to put them together.” The Magic Lantern has been around for many years, and is part of Spokane’s downtown culture. However, the Magic Lantern does not have the same experience it had years ago. The movie theater was purchased, renovated and reopened in 2009. “I thought The Magic Lantern was going to be a run down theater,” said Andrew Clyburn, a customer at The Magic Lantern. “The experience was different from what I thought it would be. The theater, the seating, and even the service was nice.” Tickets are $7 a show for all ages, everyday. For the daily showtimes call 509-209-2383. The Magic Lantern offers theatre rental for the purposes of birthday parties, to watch a movie of your choice with your friends, or even if you would like to rent the theatre to show your own film to have a fundraiser, for “just about every occasion the Magic Lantern can make it happen and save you with a priceless experience.” “I would absolutely recommend The Magic Lantern to my friends and family.” said Rayan Orbom, a Magic Lantern customer.
Katie Bordner | Editor The Magic Lantern Show Times
Reflective of March 1st through March 7th
Django Unchained (168 min)
Hyde Park on Hudson (96 min)
Amour (127 min)
Fri / Sat: 8:15 pm
Fri / Sat: 5:15 pm
Fri / Sat: 3:30 pm, 6 pm
Sunday: 3:30 pm
Sunday: 5:30 pm
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Not Fade Away (111 min)
John Dies at the End (99 min)
Inocente (40 min)
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Mon - Thur: 8:25 pm
Saturday: 2:30 pm
Fri / Sat: 5:15 pm
Fri / Sat: 9:15 pm
Sunday: 11:45 am
Sunday: 5:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 pm
Animated Shorts (88 min)
Live Action Shorts (114 min)
Saturday: 1:15 pm
Saturday: 3:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm
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The trail is only 1.75 miles and takes about 30 minutes to walk according to the National Park Service. Throughout the season the park also hosts different events for families to attend like a Haunted Zombie Hike in October or a Winter Wonderland in December. If you are looking for more of a challenging hike, Tim Shea from REI recommends visiting Liberty Lake Regional Park. Liberty Lake Regional Park is located in the town Liberty Lake. The park is one of the largest in Spokane County with nearly 3,000 acres available for use . Liberty Lake park is made up of a combination of marshes and evergreen forests. The main loop is about eight miles around and takes hikers along creeks and forests uphill and downhill. If hikers travel far enough they will run into a waterfall that is always flowing no matter the season. The trail is a little on the challenging side; there are many hills to climb and it is long so it would be better suited for people who are prepared to hike. Being prepared is the most important when it comes to hiking. Accidents can happen from not wearing the right clothing to not packing the right supplies. “Do research, check the weather, and bring extra everything,” Colby Walsh, a student who works with EPIC Adventures at Eastern Washington University said.
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The Communicator In Lausanne, Switzerland, the 15 members in the board of directors held a secret ballot that discussed and voted on the removal of wrestling in the 2020 Olympics but voted to keep the modern pentathlon. In the 2012 Olympics, 26 countries participated in this pentathlon with an average of 12.5 million viewers. On the other hand, wrestling had medalists from 29 countries and averaged 23 million viewers. The final meltdown of votes and decisions end in September of 2013. “What makes them so powerful to take a child’s dream away?” Nathan Sorci, a senior at Reardan high school said. High school wrestling had expanded to 40,000 in the last decade, including 8,200 women. There is 96 new wrestling programs have been added to the U.S. along with 21 intercollegiate women’s wrestling. “It’s not fair for the kids that do little guys wrestling. They have dreams to go to college in order to make the Olympics.” Junior Alvarado, a senior at White Swan said, “Taking out wrestling will shoot down those dreams.” Wrestling is the sixth most popular sport for schools in the U.S. with more than 270,000 participates. The U.S. Olympic committee has
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Reardan senior, Nathan Sorci tries to flip opponent JD Gallegos vouched to fight the IOC’s decision toward the sport. The IOC plans to eliminate wrestling in order to make room to add another sport. This addition meeting will take place in May of 2013. “Why would they bring women’s wrestling in during the 08’ Olympics, and now decide to take wrestling completely out? They didn’t only disappoint the men, but the women as well.” Ray Compton, a junior at Colfax high school said. Kids of all ages try out wrestling because their friends are participating in it, but then most of them end
up liking it and never want to quit. They will try harder and harder to get to the top. That is where the dreams come from. “I was pretty short and heavy set my 7th grade year and my friends said wrestling would be fun and a good exercise,” Compton said, “so I tried it out and ended up really liking it.” Ray Compton is a six foot junior at Colfax high school who plans on wrestling in college soon after he graduates. But because of the International Olympic Committee’s’ (IOC) decision to remove wrestling has put
an impact on his dreams. Not only did this decision impact Compton, but those who are younger and beginning to wrestle for their first time. “In my freestyle/gyco roman wrestling club, there are a lot of kids aging from five to 18 who look up to Olympic wrestling.” Hugo Barajas, a senior at White Swan high school said. The Olympic games were abolished in 393 A.D. but among the first sports was wrestling. In 1896, wrestling was included at the start of the modern Olympics. “The whole removal of wrestling is ridiculous and very harmful to the dreams of younger kids who love wrestling. I mean it’s one of the first original sports put into the Olympics.” Compton said. Earlier this year, high school state wrestling was held as always in Tacoma, Washington. 1200 wrestlers participated with 39 three-time state champions including girls. At this event, cheerleaders from all schools walked around giving out a little piece of paper saying “SAVE OLYMPIC WRESTLING” with sites to go to and vote for the rescuing. “Wrestling is a lifestyle to some kids. Take that away and wrestling will cease to exist.” Alvarado said. “Many kids are going to have their dreams crushed. All the work they put in, they’ll think it was for nothing.” Barajas said.
Lincoln McIlravy 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Stephen Abas 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist Lindsey Durlacher 2006 world Bronze Medalist Joe Warren 2006 World Champion Henry Cejudo 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Source: http:// en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/List_of_amateur_ wrestlers
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The Communicator The modern version of ten pin bowling has been around since 1840. This was when the first indoor bowling alley, Kickerbockers of New York City, was built. Tenpin bowling is known to come from German Kegelspiel, which was played in America during the civil war. Nowadays people can bowl in a league, as a sport. It has evolved. “I didn’t chose to bowl, I grew up bowling with my family. Its something to do year round,” said Dennise Brown, a league bowler on her own time. “Bowling can be fun for the whole family.” Bowling is a way for the family to get closer together and share each others skills. Not all families participate, but it’s a good way to have that interaction. “Bowling in a league not only offers the ability to bowl but because I love it. It also makes it to where I can interact with people. A league allows you to keep an average that lets people know if you’re good or not. That also allows you to go to championships or competitions in other places.” said Brown, “Bowling leagues also offer me the chance to have fun, get exercise, to have the feeling of accomplishment, and I love the challenge. I also like that bowling in a league gives you a sense of being on a team.” Being on a team gives you a variety of skills that can be used later on in life.Staying on that team enhances
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Local Spokane residents take over the bowling alley for league practice. those skills even more. “I have been in the bowling scenery for 41 years. I started february, 1972.” said Jim Allen, a worker and announcer of the tournaments. He has seen people go through bowling leagues, and experienced bowling leagues for himself. “Some history on bowling, I would say that it is fun and social, and it also offers exercise.” Bowling league members don’t just let anyone be in charge of their league, it depends on your skills and what you can offer the team. “I didn’t chose my position. I was voted in and that is how you become a secretary of a bowling league.” said Gerke, “Being in charge offers me a lot of work but I really enjoy it. I love people, and I love talking with all the bowlers and getting to know people.” Getting into a bowling league is not as hard as most people think it is. Bowling can be for everyone.
“Advice I would give to someone new would be to call the bowling alleys and ask questions. Figure out what you want, and what’s best for you. The workers at the bowling alleys can help you the best.” said Gerke. “There are a lot of leagues out there. Every bowling alley has at least 1 league everyday, some alleys even have 3 leagues in one day,” Leagues are all over the world but not all of them are the same. It all depends on which one suits you the best. “The league I liked the best was when I played in Kilgore, Texas. I liked it because my husband and I bowled with a couple we were friends with. The league was not only highly competitive, but it was also a lot of fun. It made me a better bowler.” said Brown. Bowling leagues are all different in their own way. Some say they teach
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you respect and give you social skills. Others prefer to be competitive and only interact with their own team. “Most of the bowling leagues out there have their own theme, ours is “Vegas”. There are even bar bowling teams, and some that don’t have themes and they just bowl.” said Gerke. From offering people the chance to have fun and be around people, bowling leagues are a really good way to find relationships and friendships. “The best thing that bowling has done for me I would say is my marriage. My husband and I met in a bowling league and we have been together for 31 years,” said Brown.
Did You Know?: In bowling lingo, a turkey refers to three strikes in a row. Source: http://www.asgbowl.com/blog/bid/83434/25-Fun-Facts-About-Bowling