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The Voice of San Jose City College Since 1956

Volume 76 Issue 6

Aiming for success

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DaQuane Fox, journalism major, front left, practices shooting an arrow during archery class at San Jose City College on Tuesday, Oct. 29. photo by marc serrano / times staff


34th Annual Jaguar Tip-Off Basketball Tournament

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Stale and unnatural Cafeteria fails to satisfy appetites and budgets



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The Fresh and Natural cafe at San Jose City College does not seem to be so fresh or natural. Even with the options given on campus, it is nearly impossible to find a meal that is cheap, nutritious and, most importantly, tasty, especially when in a time crunch. The driving force of this cafe is its convenient location and its variety, making it a perfect spot to get a quick meal between classes. Located in the Student Center, the cafe offers a decent array of menu items, but healthy or dietary-conscious options are slim. Burgers and a variety of fried foods are featured on the menu, but it is hard to keep count of the calories, let alone nutritional value. Fresh and Natural offers various menu items that are prepared ahead of time, raising concerns about the length of time food has been sitting out, how the food is prepared, and whether or not it is losing any nutritional value by being prepared earlier as opposed to being made to order. With any food establishment, quantity is not better than quality. We found the food we tried was bland, ranging from the double bacon cheeseburger and baked potato to the chicken taco and Caesar salad.

The prices were not something to brag about either. A small serving of teriyaki chicken and noodles costs $5, add a $3 energy drink and a candy bar to that and the meal easily amounts to over $10. Combo meals or discount pricing on certain items bought together would be an incentive to gain more customers. This would allow the cafe to retain the convenience it has now, but with more flexibility in pricing for students. While on the topic of money, the related cafe in the Technology Center does not offer the option to pay with credit/debit card. This makes the simple task of getting a snack much more inconvenient for those who do not prefer cash or happen not to be carrying any at the time of purchase. The general consensus is that items with more health value, beside the two types of salads and few sandwiches, should be added to the menu. There should be more of an emphasis on students’ needs and well-being to capitalize on the ever-changing college student’s diet and budget. One way the school could achieve this is by reaching out to local produce growers, community gardens and farms to maximize on helping the environment, the local economy and the student body (pun intended).

What do you SPEAK think of the OUT cafeteria food?

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Compiled by MARC Serano / Times STaff

Name: Hayley Lennard Age: 21 Major: Early Childhood Education It is not the best, it could be better and the prices are too high.

Name: Dontia Moore Age:33 Major: Business Pretty decent, a bit pricey, but good.

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Name: Amanda Zihuapitzin Age: 25 Major: Medical Assistant It is good but it is too expensive.

Letter to the Editor Times’ recipe satiates student

Name: T Westbrook Age:18 Major: Liberal Arts It is pretty good, but it is a bit expensive.

I thoroughly enjoyed the lasagna cupcake recipe printed in your first issue. Not only was it delicious, but I loved how I was able to portion control how many I ate, which is usually hard with a big pan of lasagna. Unfortunately, I could not find wonton wrappers so the cupcakes themselves were a little loose, but otherwise a delicious and filling meal. I will definitely suggest it to friends, family and readers of this paper.

Name: Ishmael Gallegos Age: 40 Major: Art I am not too happy with the food because they do not cook it as you buy it. They cook it earlier in the day and reheat it.

Valerie Williams, 25, early childhood education major

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Name: Tuan Lam Age: 20 Very good, especially the Mexican food.

Letters Policy Share your thoughts and opinions with the Times by either emailing citycollegetimes@jaguars.sjcc or dropping off a typed letter in the newstip boxes in the Student Center or Technology Building. Make sure to include your name, phone number, age, and major or position at the school. Letters should be 200 words or less and may be edited for length, clarity and libel.

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Student is disassociated

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Unanswered questions remain after abrupt resignation BY SONIA WARAICH TIMES STAFF

The Associated Student Government director of activities resigned under pressure from her peers Oct. 23. Carine Ndifon, communications, political science, social science and art major, was given three weeks to resign by her fellow ASG officers. Ndifon said before the three weeks were up the ASG officers held a vote to remove her. In response, Ndifon decided to resign. “I was done at that point; I said to myself this is not the right group of people for me to work with,” Ndifon said. “They did not even let three weeks elapse.” Charles Stevens, 39, communications major and director of legislative affairs said Ndifon never missed a meeting and was always on time, but he felt she had too much on her plate and was falling short of her responsibilities. “We told her there are things that you have to do,” Stevens said. “One thing is get out an activities calendar for the school year; that was never done.” Ndifon said the activities calendar was supposed to be created by the activities committee from the previous year. When Ndifon found out about the calendar, she said she started preparing one for this year and the upcoming year, but ASG President Alex Ward, 29, biochemistry major, started organizing activity committee meetings without

her approval and the committee stopped including her in what was happening. “I was proper in handling my job and I have never failed in my duty,” Ndifon said. “I was committed. I made all my office hours, I asked for help when need be, and I planned and carried out all events successfully and responsibly. I was there at every event from the planning to the cleaning.” Ndifon said she went to Stevens, Ward and ASG Vice President Abibat Oshiobugie, 19, microbiology major, to find out what exactly she was doing wrong. When asked for specifics, she said they refused to talk about it and Ward told her not to worry. “I understand you (the ASG) don’t want to hurt my feelings, but we have to be professional,” Ndifon said. “We need to discuss what we are doing right and wrong.” Times staff member Andy Nguyen, 31, liberal arts major, replaced Ndifon as director of activities. Oshiobugie said others expressed interest in the position, but Nguyen seemed the most passionate and engaged. “He showed so much interest in events he was trying to pull off on his own, he kept going to different places to get their help, like asking for volunteers, asking for sponsors, setting dates, making arrangements,” Oshiobugie said. “He is on top of it.”

Students seek meditation The Associated Student Government voted to support the Muslim Student Association’s request to use the former arcade room as a meditation room for students of all faiths Nov. 13. A representative of the MSA said they want to set up a bookshelf and yoga mats and reserve the place for any students who would like to pray, relax or meditate. She presented the idea at the ASG meeting Nov. 6 and said they were not asking for any money, only the permission to use the space. Ashley King, ASG chief justice, said an on-campus survey collected more than 50 signatures expressing interest in the room in under 24 hours. Concerns raised by ASG members included the size of the room, the presence of the vending machines, the noise level and the need for furniture.



Meditation rooms can be found on campuses across the country, from Harvard to Santa Clara University. The proposal will go to the Facilities Committee for final approval.

Campus gets new look San Jose City College’s facilities committee invites all staff members to a meeting for signage proposals and design ideas for the campus. This committee meeting will bring forward design ideas that will reflect the school through new signs, markers, directories and nameplates on campus. The side of the Technology Center facing Bascom and Moorpark will gain a large monument or identifying feature as part of the proposition. Faculty interested can attend the meetings held by the Facilities Committee Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in Student Center room 204.

Minimum wage hikes spread

Former student plays a role in pay increase BY SONIA WARAICH TIMES STAFF

Local labor leaders assembled to discuss how students raised the minimum wage in San Jose and its impact on the local economy at San Jose City College on Oct. 29. “America needs a raise and when America gets a raise, people will spend more money,” said Jim Kelly, professor of labor studies, who hosted the panel during his Survey of Contemporary Labor and Social Issues class. Former SJCC student Elisha St. Laurent described how she and a handful of students at San Jose State University got involved with Measure D, the initiative to raise the minimum wage to $10 in San Jose. The students gathered signatures and built a support base by creating a coalition with community organizations and leaders. Citizens passed the measure in 2012 and it went into effect earlier this year. “We know it’s impossible to live on $10, but we did a poll -- it was mainly on campus at San Jose State -- and we got a huge amount of support, but more support for $10 (rather than $15),” St. Laurent said. “One thing you have to think about is $10 is a fair wage, it’s not a livable wage, it’s a fair wage for the next step up.” Bob Brownstein, professor of labor studies and policy director at Working Partnerships USA, a think-action tank devoted to public policy and community outreach, said they estimate “almost $160 million of additional wages went to workers in San Jose” and “the boost in the San Jose economy was $190 million.” “When low-wage workers get a raise, they don’t spend it in Fiji, they don’t buy

stocks with it,” Brownstein said. “They spend it right away on things they need in the local economy. So you get a boost to the local economy by raising the minimum wage.” Daniel Zubizarreta, 23, works for minimum wage at The City Fish in downtown and said his employer expects more from him now that he is getting paid $10 per hour, but it has not affected him in a significant way. “If I make a little more, it helps me spend more,” Zubizarreta said. Dive Bar owner Dimitri Louvis said he thought it was good for people whose sole earnings come from their wages, unlike his bar. “I could have allocated the money elsewhere,” Louvis said. “It scared me from hiring for a while.” Louvis said most of his employees’ earnings come from tips, so they did not really need the minimum wage increase, but it did not affect him much because business was good. State Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 10 into law Sept. 25, mandating the minimum wage be gradually increased to $10 for the entire state of California by 2016. “We’re not going to have a silver bullet, a magic wand, something that’s going to turn all this around in a hurry,” Brownstein said. “And that means in addition to longterm strategies to turn it around, we need to have short-term strategies so the people who are the lowest paid of the low-wage workers can survive.”



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Journalists offer expert advice Alumnus returns to ‘journalistic birthplace’ after 25-year absence to share his story


Four seasoned journalists visited the City College Times on Tuesday, Nov. 5, offering advice to students at San Jose City College based on their journeys in the industry. Marcos Breton, Mack Lundstrom, Michael Cronck and retired City College Times adviser Art Carey answered questions and spoke to students about their experiences. Breton was a former staff member of the City College Times and is now a columnist for The Sacramento Bee, and Lundstrom is the adviser of San Jose State University’s Spartan Daily. Cronck used to be a reporter for San Jose Mercury News. Breton was editor-in-chief of the City College Times in 1983. He recalled writing articles with manual typewriters and thought the Times was a high-end newspaper when they converted to electric typewriters. Breton said his career advanced in baby steps, and the learning curve consisted of a lot of mistakes. “Mistakes are how you learn,” he said, and “reporting is hard work; you must learn how to listen.” Another piece of advice from Breton on writing stories was to be as descriptive as possible. He said it is important to be attentive to the moment and to show a story rather than tell it to keep readers interested. “My main message to the Times staff is one of encouragement,” Breton said. “All of us have the ability to surprise

ourselves and to surprise other people.” The four journalists agreed that the industry rules are changing every 10 minutes so being flexible is essential. “The Sacramento Bee cut staff by 12 percent this last year,” Breton said. “A big problem now is advertisers are working through their Facebook page; so Macy’s, which would spend a lot of money in the Sacramento Bee, is spending less. “They say, ‘What do we need you for?’” said Breton. A question for all newspapers seems to be how to deliver news and monetize it for profit. The discussion shifted to “convergent technologies” impacting the training of a journalist. Today’s reporter must be trained in reporting, writing, photography, videography, broadcasting and multimedia. The reporter must be “a jack of all trades, yet a master of one, reporting.” The journalists agreed the more skills you have, the more likely you are to get your foot in the door in terms of employment. Several students found the advice to be quite helpful. “I am in a transition period of my life,” said Aisha McCullough, 39, undeclared major. “This helped me understand the changing industry of the media should I move forward as a writer.” The discussion ended with the observation that the journalistic skills of gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information will serve students well in whichever field they choose.

EVENTS CALENDAR Tuesday, Nov. 19 n Student Health Services is offering free flu clinics on a first come, first served basis in Student Center room 109 from 10 a.m. to noon. Please bring a valid student ID. Wednesday, Nov. 20 n The Pre-Med Club is having a fundraiser for the upcoming Stanford University Minority Medical Alliance conference and American Medical Student Association charter on the Multidisciplinary Building’s lawn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 n The Language Arts department is hosting a potluck in General Education room 206. Bring your favorite dish to share! n The dance department will have their annual Fall Dance Concert with choreographed works by students and faculty. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, faculty and staff. The event will be held in the Theater building from Nov. 21 through the 23 at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 n Last day to drop a fall semester class with a “W” on record. Thursday, Nov. 28 n Thanksgiving Day Friday, Nov. 29 n Hit the stores early for Black Friday! Wednesday, Dec. 4 n Award winning author, scholar and instructor Keenan Norris will be speaking in Montgomery Hall at Evergreen Valley College from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 n A Financial Aid workshop will be held in Student Center room 216A from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.


From left: Art Carey, Marcos Breton and Mack Lundstrom pose with a picture of former City College Times students from 1983 in Technology Center room 302 Nov. 5. Breton is seated in the center front row of the picture.

Program prepares students for a future in media technology SJCC provides specialized degrees and certificates in media arts BY TAYLOR ATKINSON TIMES STAFF

For students interested in the growing field of new media technology, San Jose City College offers an associate degree in media arts. The media arts program is a distinct, multifaceted approach to the converging fields of journalism, communication and new media technology, according to the 2013-2014 SJCC course catalog. It responds to the need for people skilled in effective communications in all areas of society. “It’s really about the technical side of art,” said Judith Bell, lead faculty of media arts. “It looks at how technology and art interface so it’s really part of the art program, and we do have requirements for things like drawing, color and design, but it’s about taking those things and applying them on the computer.” The associate degree in media arts provides a core foundation of media and visual literacy, a foundation of technical skills and principles of design, as well as focused skill development in: information gathering and reporting in journalistic formats, photojournalism concepts and skills, and application of theory and skill to journalistic practice, according to the catalog. “This program really gives them (students) a chance to try things out,” Bell said. “The thing about media arts is that it’s a place where you really get to use a lot of creativity, and you really get to use different kinds of skills.” Bell said students need to possess a

wide variety of skills in order to succeed in this field. “We offer the classes, but we’d really like to ramp it up again and bring in more industry professionals,” Bell said. “It’s a moving target; things are changing and growing, but the one thing that doesn’t really change is the need for design skills.” Students can expect to take classes in web design, computer graphics, Photoshop, news writing and reporting and mass media. “We’ve been through a couple of different iterations,” Bell said. “We started out being much more closely tied to computer sciences; now we’re more closely tied to journalism, and we plan to make that tie much stronger in the future.” Bell said the college plans to integrate more classes with the journalism department so students can apply their skills to specific work, such as the newspaper. “It’s one of the only programs on campus that really gives students hands-on experience in projects, and it provides such an amazing service,” Bell said. “The newspaper is a very important part of this community and I believe strongly that we should have full-time faculty in journalism.” Traditional classroom education does not focus on group skills or onthe-job skills compared to the career and technical education programs on campus. “We need to be training people for jobs,” Bell said. “We also need to be training people to have multiple

jobs and to be adaptable in how they approach jobs.” Media arts classes can also be helpful for students who already have jobs and are looking to improve their skills. “I enrolled in web design, computer graphics and Photoshop to enhance my marketing skills for promotional purposes,” said Jenneke de Vries, 42, owner of Pizza Bocca Lupo in San Pedro Square Market. Bell said SJCC is a great place to learn the basics about certain programs and what it takes to be a designer. Kuntal Choudhary, 18, media arts major, said she plans on being a graphic designer after she finishes her degree at San Jose State University. “I was already an artist and interested in art so I wanted to take that knowledge and learn how to use it on the computer,” Choudhary said. Students with a flair for creativity can be successful in media arts regardless of artistic experience. Because the field is still growing, new jobs are constantly being created and people often end up creating their own jobs. Bell said creative companies are not worried about failure because failure is part of the creative process, and students should feel encouraged to pursue careers in this industry. “I’m excited about the future, and because I’ve been interested in creativity studies and bringing that to the campus, I feel ready to start looking at what we can put in place to move this program forward,” Bell said. “I also now have a dean that is supportive of that and wants to move it forward.”

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“The Nature of Mass Poverty” by John Kenneth Galbraith can open minds to the deeper issues surrounding mass poverty and provide practical solutions to aiding countries whose citizens find themselves living in poverty I thought this book was a good read and it opened my mind to many issues of mass poverty. John Kenneth Galbraith is a former Paul M. Harding professor of economics at Harvard, a former president of the American Economic Association and former ambassador to India under the Kennedy administration. The author’s experiences as a western economist and his onthe-ground diplomatic duties in India gave him firsthand experiences of two different cultural perspectives, that of a wealthy nation and that of a nation in mass poverty. He defines mass poverty as poverty which affects an entire culture or nation. Galbraith deals with the issues of poverty from two perspectives. He first discusses the views of a rich society looking at poverty from the outside. He then discusses poverty from the perspective of someone on the ground, working in the fields, within an impoverished environment, and develops several concepts that entrap a culture in poverty, such as “accommodation” and the “equilibrium of poverty.” Galbraith’s rhetoric is clear and simple. His paragraph structures are short and easily understood. Overall I found the book was an easy read, interesting and thoughtprovoking. The one drawback of “The Nature of Mass Poverty” is the omission of actual case examples. I expected to read detailed case examples of the application of the principles he developed to solve mass poverty. New $34.99 Used $4.00 137 Pages 4 stars out of 5.

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Comedy acts draw laughs Seven theater students evoke laughter and applause from the audience during their play



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Theater students Caitlin Shriner and Hanh Lam rehearse the act “The Philadelphia” for the play “All in the Timing” at the San Jose City College Theater on Thursday Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

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The play “All in the Timing” lived up to it’s name as it expressed how important timing is through six, short comedic plays. San Jose City College’s Studio Theater Production class performed David Ives’ play “All in the Timing” from Nov. 8 to Nov. 16. The first act was “Sure Thing,” one of the more comedic and relatable of the six acts. A man played by DaQuane Fox met a woman, played by Casey Jane Satterlund, at a restaurant. Every time one of the two said something that turned the other off, a bell would ring and undo the last spoken comment. The funnier moments of this act were when a character would state something, often unfavorable, about themselves and the bell would ring, undoing their comment. “It was difficult because of all the physicality and physical humor,” said Satterlund, 23, undeclared major. Everytime the bell rang, erasing

the previous comment, the two snapped back into the positions they were in before the comment was said. The two actors were also both in the act “The Universal Language,” in which Satterlund played Dawn, a woman with a stutter who attended a class to learn a language that could be understood worldwide. Dawn was taught by Professor Don, played by Fox. This story contained the most emotional elements out of all the acts, as Dawn expressed the struggle of being unable to communicate with her stutter. By the end, Don confessed that the class was a fraud to get money. The two fell in love as Satterlund’s character developed a closeness after being taught the made-up language. For audiences, it was difficult to understand the made-up

language, but it did not get in the way of feeling the emotions. “It was difficult learning the lines,” said Fox, 19, journalism major. “I just finalized my lines a week before the first performance.” “Words, Words, words,” the second act, was the low point of the play. Actresses Angel Ramirez, Hanh Lam and Caitlin Shriner played monkeys that were forced to write “Hamlet.” There were some funny lines, but the concept was odd. “It was hard to act like monkeys while focusing on our lines,” said Lam, 23, theater arts major. Another act that was unclear was “Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread.” Cody MowBray played Philip Glass, who was dumped by the character “Woman 1” played by Maria Hoenig. Spoken word poetry, while appearing to be in an unconscious state, filled the majority of this act. “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” featured Mrs. Trotsky, played by Maria Hoenig, explaining to her husband, that he was dead after having an ax smashed, but not “buried,” into

his skull. Angel Ramirez plays the clueless comedic Trotsky, who wears a wig with a huge ax sticking out of it. The highlight of the whole production was the act “The Philadelphia.” Mark, played by Caitlin Shriner, was having problems with not getting anything he requested. Al, played by Lam explained he was metaphysically living in Philadelphia. Al explained to Mark in Philadelphia you couldn’t directly ask for something, such as a cheese steak, or else they would not have it. The majority of the cast, including Lam, Shriner, Satterlund and Hoenig, said that “The Philadelphia” was one of their favorite acts from the six they performed. This act was full of humor as Shriner’s character tried ordering her food in the least direct way. Instead of asking for the waitress, Mark rudely yelled at her to get his order. Mark then asked for everything that the restaurant did not carry until the waitress got annoyed and wrote down what Mark secretly wanted. Lam’s accent got in the way of understanding some of the lines, but also helped her emote lines that carried the majority of the humor. “My favorite part is when Hanh’s character explodes and realizes she’s in Philadelphia,” said Ramirez, 20, theater major. American playwright David Ives premiered this play in 1993. Before the play the director and professor, Dennis Sloan, promoted the school’s dance concert Nov. 21 through 23 and the next play, “Reckless,” which will be performed next April. The cast said moving forward, it would benefit them to have more time to prepare, more advertizing to get a larger audience, and a tech crew. The cast were all engaging and professional while they produced a show that kept the audience’s attention and demanded laughter. This was better than many other college productions, but there was still room for improvement. The actors took on many different personalities effectively and seemed to remember their lines well. Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

San Jose colleges display art legacy By Justin San Diego Times Staff

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San Jose City College will be part of the Centennial Gallery which honors San Jose State University’s art program. This exhibit will honor SJSU’s art program and it’s 100 years of teaching artists to teach art. The exhibit opened Nov. 14 and will be open until Dec. 12 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 12:30 through 4 p.m. on Wednesday at The Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center, room 107. There are two more venues that will be part of this exhibit: SJSU’s art gallery and the Triton Museum in Santa Clara. “These artists are good role models for SJCC students who wish to get a career in art,” said Eve Mathis, art instructor. Four SJCC instructors will have art displayed: Jason Adkins, Barbara Allie, Ema Harris-Sintamarian, and Deborah Kennedy.

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Art professor Barbara Allie poses with her “Self-Portrait” at the SJCC gallery Nov. 14.

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Jaguars take formation on the line of scrimmage against Monterey Peninsula College at San Jose City College on Nov. 9.

After 3 wins, Jags’ offense struggles

Interceptions and fumbles block path to victory Sonia Waraich Times Staff

The San Jose City College Jaguars lost a long, uphill battle to the Monterey Peninsula College Lobos 52-30 at SJCC on Nov. 9 after winning three games in a row. The Jags started off strong, keeping the score within three points by the end of the first half, but the Lobos ran away with the game after several turnovers in the third quarter, scoring five touchdowns to the Jags’ one. “It was just a bad night for us,” said Carlton Connor, head coach of the Jaguars. “When you turn the ball over four or five times, you’re not going to win the game.” The Jags began the second half with an ominous fumble that resulted in a touchdown for the Lobos, immediately followed by another fumble that left freshman wide receiver Isiah Runderson injured. Several Lobos and Jags players respectfully took a knee as Runderson was transported off the field in an ambulance to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Runderson is doing better now, Connor wrote in an e-mail. Additional details were not provided and several players refused to comment. Freshman quarterback Caleb Pruneda threw an interception to the Lobos in the second quarter, which resulted in a touchdown, but freshman wide receiver Lydell Williams helped the Jags force their way down the field for a touchdown just before the end of the half, leaving the score at 21-18. The rest of the night was mired with frequent fumbles and interceptions from freshman quarterback Brodrick Thomas,

“We were hoping to come out the second half, get the kick off and do something with it, but we put the ball on the ground and gave the defense a short field.” Carlton Connor, Jags’ head coach

resulting in several touchdowns for the Lobos. “Both teams played hard, but it was a big turnover game and that really helped us,” said Mike Rasmussen, head coach of the Lobos. The Jags still made a valiant effort to close the gap in the fourth quarter with a touchdown from freshman running back Gabriel Davis. It came a little too late in the game, and, to add insult to injury, the Lobos decided to call a timeout with less than five seconds remaining in the quarter. “We were hoping to come out the second half, get the kick off and do something with it,” said Connor, “but we put the ball on the ground and gave the defense a short field.” The last football game of the season was scheduled for Nov. 16.

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Bobby Gray, sophomore, shoots from the three point line during Game 3 of the 34th Annual Jaguars Tip-Off Basketball Tournament at San Jose City College on Thursday, Nov. 7. Gray leads the California Community College Athletic Association South Coast Division with an average of 26 points per game.


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Pakora and tamarind chutney by Sonia Waraich / Times Staff

What are you thankful for? Compiled by Marc Serrano/Times Staff

Name: Kenzie Hong Age: 21 Major: Nursing For family and different encounters with people.

Name: Chris Woods Age: 22 Major: Behavioral Science I am thankful for being able to receive a higher level education.

Name: Bihama Vedaste Age: 23 Major: Liberal Arts I am thankful for good health, friendship and for the blessings I receive every day through my talents.

Name: Krystal Allen Age: 38 Major: Alcohol and Drug Studies For second chances, for my kids and for God’s love.

Name: Tuyet Tran Age: 61 Position: Financial Aid Specialist For good health, happy family and enjoying my work environment.

Name: Dominik Curless Age: 19 Major: Anthropology I am thankful for the opportunity to meet such awesome and diverse groups of people.

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Start to finish: 45 minutes Servings: 8-10 Ingredients: Pakora 4 cups water 8 cups corn oil 1 medium potato, finely diced 1 medium onion, finely diced 1 cup spinach leaves 2 lbs chickpea flour 2 cups yogurt 1 ½ tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon chana masala (optional) Tamarind chutney 4 cups water 2 teaspoons tamarind paste 1 ½ cups brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

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Pakora: Mix the potato, onion, spinach, chickpea flour, yogurt and spices in a large bowl. Slowly add water as you mix. Heat the corn oil in a large pot on high heat. Gently add spoonfuls of batter to the oil. Cook until golden brown. Use a straining spoon to lift out finished pakora. Tamarind chutney: Mix all the ingredients in a pot and boil on low heat until thick, approximately 30 minutes. Use as a dip for pakora. (Recipe from copy editor Sonia Waraich’s mother, Balwinder Waraich)

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Entry instructions: Either use your smartphone or camera to take a photo and email a picture of the crossword to or Fill in the entry form, cut out the crossword and bring the cutout to Technology Center room 302 or drop it in the newstip boxes located in the Student Center or Technology Center by Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. . DOWN 1.Carine Ndifon was director of _______. 4. Who did the Jaguars football team play Nov. 9? 6. Measure D raised the minimum ____ in San Jose. 7. What is a very important part of the college community? ACROSS 2. Charles Stevens is ______ of legislative affairs. 3. Abibat Oshiobugie is a _______ major. 5. Bob _______ said almost $160 million in additional

wages went to workers because of Measure D. 8. Which player was injured during the football game? 9. How many points were the Jags trailing the Lobos by at the end of the second half? 10. Students interested in new media technology can get an associate degree in what program? 11.Former SJCC student _____ St. Laurent helped get Measure D passed. 12. The new ASG director of activities is Andy _______.





Nov. 19, 2013  

Volume 76 Issue 6

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