Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
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San Jose City College alumni, Marcos Breton, will visit the campus today Nov.5. Breton was a former staff member of the City College Times and is now a columnist for The Sacramento Bee. Retired City College Times adviser Art Carey and San Jose State Universityâ€™s Spartan Daily adviser Mack Lundstrom will also visit the college to speak about their experiences and offer advice to students. Lundstrom was a reporter and copy editor for the San Jose Mercury News from 1970 to 1999. Please join the Times staff to listen to these speakers in the City College Times office in the Technology Building room 302 around 1 p.m.
Alicia Flores, cosmetology senior at San Jose City College, cancerfree for one year, is getting her makeup done for the Halloween art show Friday, Oct. 25.
Paramore rocks San Jose page 6
Campus honors the dead
SJCC interim president recognizes helpful student
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Making decisions to better serve students
San Jose City College’s fiscal picture looks bright. Revenue projections from property taxes jumped from $1.7 million to more than $3 million, money that should be spent on student support programs. All students at SJCC should have the necessary support -- inside and outside the classroom. This all encompassing support would allow students to fully discover, explore and realize their career, academic and personal potential. The following are just a few programs we could begin, or expand upon that would go a long way to help with those concerns and needs.
Transportation is a great need many SJCC students face. Without an Eco Pass program in place, it is quite challenging for many homeless or less affluent students without a vehicle to commute to class. Those $4 per day to get to and from school, may not seem daunting as a number, but when you don’t have it, it is a giant hurdle to jump over. The district needs to move on the Eco Pass sooner rather than later, and any money needed to facilitate that with expedience could come from this excess budget. Developing a partnership on campus with a company like lyft.com, or a carpooling initiative, would go a long way to helping students get to and from campus.
If students were matched with individuals who were able to share their SJCC experiences, imagine how much easier learning the ropes of this particular institution would be. No administrator or faculty member can relate to the actual day-to-day challenges SJCC’s administrative culture and systems like a peer can. This would be a great program to start and fund for the betterment of the entire college.
More opportunities for student employment on campus and in the community. Every dollar SJCC allocates to the Federal Work-Study Program is matched by funds from the Department of Education. This means if a student earned $200 working parttime at the school, it would only cost SJCC $100. This seems like a very wise investment and there is no such thing as too many dollars to spend in this area. We should be maximizing our Federal Work-Study Program or fighting to bring more opportunities for students to learn while earning to our campus.
Have a little help from my friends
A peer mentoring program would be a great addition to our campus. Not only would it be a great way to create some of the aforementioned work-study jobs, but it would also help build a sense of real community on campus.
How would you spend extra budget SPEAK funds if you were in charge at SJCC?
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Raylene Fraklin Age: 20 Position: Volunteer worker I would have more activities and school parties.
We should be more tied to our local community and more dedicated to recruiting talented individuals to our campus from area high schools. Having a student ambassador program could go a long way providing yet another employment opportunity for our students while building a sense of community, both on and off our campus. These ambassadors could earn and learn, while doing things in the community like after-school and high school tutoring programs. We could mobilize a program like this for positive changes off campus as well, where SJCC would be seen as an institution that fosters great students and makes a real difference in the everyday lives of the surrounding community.
Every dollar SJCC allocates to the Federal Work Study program is matched by funds from the Department of Education. This means for a student to earn $200 in a week part time it only costs SJCC $100.
Learning and Earning
Aisha McCullough Age: 39 Major: Undeclared I would provide more staff to help guide new students through navagating the registration process and financial aid with kindness!
Andrew Peinado Age: 21 Major: Chemistry I would renovate some of the bathrooms around campus.
Kathleen Rege Major: Undeclared I would create scholarships for more students.
Shelter from the storm
When an emergency happens or when a student suddenly has housing issues, we can do more than just provide a list of community resources. We should develop a program to put students in temporary housing situations during times of crisis, keeping them from being homeless. We should have a place where students in that type of situation can go and find not only referrals to other resources, but also a helping hand from the campus to get through their temporary housing struggles. If the vision of San Jose City College is really “Inspiring Success … One Student at a Time,” then we could do better in developing practices and programs, as an institution, that actually reach students and help them with all facets of success. It is our sincere hope that whatever happens to this extra money, that these things be made a priority for the decision makers of our district. Lets go beyond the slogans and vision statements and push to realize that vision.
Isaac Belluomini Age: 19 Major: Psychology I would use the extra money to bring more majors to SJCC so students have more options to choose from.
Melanie Advincula Age: 32 Major: Human Resources I would use the funds towards programs and clubs so there would be more help.
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SJCC website getting a facelift District collaborates to tackle complaints concerning ‘disgraceful’ online presence By Taylor Atkinson Times Staff
The much-anticipated Website Redesign Project launched Thursday, Oct. 10 at San Jose City College. The district office, SJCC, Evergreen Valley College and the Workforce Institute are all running on different web platforms that are not integrated and do not meet the needs of their constituents, according to the district website. “We passed a bond measure and we specifically talked about revamping our entire information technology infrastructure, and one of the great things that is allowable under the bond measure (2010) is the revamping of our website,” said Rita Cepeda, San Jose Evergreen Community College District Chancellor. Cepeda said the district’s image was a critical concern, both internally and externally. “The big complaint came from our board of trustees, who said we have to have a better tool to represent our district,” Cepeda said. “They called it a disgrace basically, that we needed to have something that was more representative of the content and talent of our district.” She said the district is looking to improve every aspect of each website. “Now we have the resources to do it, and we have a process that will include advice committees from each of the colleges, the Workforce Institute and the district office,” Cepeda said. Business Services Supervisor Seher Awan spoke about the advice committees in more detail. “Our committee is composed of eight people; there’s two students, two faculty
minimize so you can still see the menu, and it actually works as an app on the phone so it will definitely be something that is more user-friendly.” Cepeda said she met with a members, two classified individuals communications consultant who told and two administrators,” Awan said. her that the district needed a strategic “That committee will work with EVC’s communications plan in order for them committee to create the sitemap, how the to improve communication with their pages should be laid out, all of the design constituents. aspects, and once the design aspects are “As an outside expert, she looked completed, we will start working with all at them (the websites) and she didn’t of the individual departments on campus even think we were related so she to build content.” Cepeda said the committee was selected had concerns about grouping the four websites together,” Cepeda said. “She through a competitive editing process to had concerns about every single website engage in this type of work. and their navigability, their professional “We’ll have this beautiful tool, but presentation, their content and the the the issue then is how will we keep it recentness of the content.” current?” Cepeda said. Cepeda said the Strategic Previously, Awan said it was the Communications Plan identified the priority of the college to hire a webmaster. websites as the “We’re actually not number one in need of a webmaster vehicle for both because we’re going to communicating be using SharePoint,” and conducting Awan said. “This new services with all technology will allow key constituents each department to including update its website so current students, each department will future students, be able to have live faculty and staff, information and more alumni, the control and access … press, donors the duty will be spread out throughout the SJECCD Chancellor Rita Cepeda and the local community. campus through each “Eighty-five percent of our designated person who the department communication with our target audience feels wants to update its website.” is going to be dependent on our website Awan said the redesign project also so that’s why it’s really important that we includes updates which will allow for each website to be easy to use on a mobile make sure our website is up to par,” said Sam Ho, the Website Redesign Project device. coordinator. “We need to make sure that “It needs to be changed so that people will want to revisit our website and when you minimize it, it won’t get all get to know us better.” distorted where you have to scroll to see Cepeda also said that most students will something,” Awan said. “It will actually
“The big complaint came from our board of trustees, who said we have to have a better tool to represent our district.”
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C. Execution — Dec. 2 to Feb. 27 D. Deployment — March 3 to 14 E. Close-out — March 19 make decisions about whether or not to attend within seconds of having looked at the website. “It is my hope that come March, we will have what we call fine architecture in the website,” Cepeda said. “After that, it’s really going to be up to us and to you as students, faculty and staff to keep the content current, attractive and informative.” Ho said the revamp is one of the biggest projects that the district is excited about right now, and having student input along the way is really helpful. “We’ll have a great celebration by March 19, the day of the closeout meeting, and we want everyone to be able to say they had a part in it,” Ho said. “Our audience, especially students; current, future and alumni, they deserve the best from this district … they want to be proud of the district, and one of the ways we can keep them proud is to keep them well informed.”
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Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
Dia de los Muertos exhibit ends with a bang Festivities honor those who passed
Students prepare for large-scale emergency situation
By Justin San Diego Times Staff
Students packed into the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center at San Jose City College for the Dia de los Muertos, otherwise known as Day of the Dead, celebration Oct. 30. Artists and students collaborated on creating a lineup of events including Aztec dancing, face painting, swinging and a pinata and art viewing. “We raise ourselves up when we make time for these events,” said Lee Onista, 27, fine arts major. The event kicked off with a group of Aztec dancers and musicians called Calpulli Tonalehqueh, which translates to the Nahuatl phrase “warriors accompanying the sun.” The two dancers, one male and one female, wore 5-foot-long feathers on their heads and noisemaking shells on their legs. The choreography consisted of many kicks and spins to the beat of the drums. Two more men from Calpulli Tonalehqueh gave speeches and played instruments, including the maracas, drums, flute and gong. The final dance was inspired by fire, water, earth and air. A member of the dance group said, “We have gods for each of element and we dance to show respect for them.” The event died down after the dancers left, but visitors continued to come in and out of the gallery throughout the day. Colorful and festive art work, displayed in the gallery since Oct. 11, lit up the room. Espino feels she made great decisions by putting no limits on the artists. “There’s all different types of art shown here including contemporary, traditional, and performance.” After serving a 21-year prison sentence, Santa Cruz’s Chris Wimer decided to get involved by
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Performers from the Calpulli Tonalehqueh tribe perform at the Day of the Dead gallery show at San Jose City College on Oct. 30. contributing a whole wall of art pieces. “It feels good to be a part of this,” said Wimer, 40. He hopes to work more with youth. Wimer just launched a clothing line called “Natal” and plans to release music after recently working with famous producers. “Day of the Dead isn’t just a Mexican holiday,” Wimer said “it was actually started by native Indians and indigenous groups.” A handful of students and faculty participated in breaking a piñata, which was postponed from the Oct. 24 poetry reading event due to the overwhelming amount of poetry. Some students even had their faces painted in a black-and-white skeleton design. Tribal-like music played
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A dancer from the Mexican-American Heritage Plaza performs at the Carmen Castellano Fine Arts Center for Dia de los Muertos.
from a computer speaker and free snacks were provided to the crowd. The costume contest, as advertised on the flier, never occurred because no one dressed up, said Carolann Espino, art student and coordinator of the event. Espino said, “This year’s Dia De Los Muertos event was better than last year’s because we involved more of the student body and the community.” “I wish there were more students dedicated as Carolann to bring the community together,” Onista said. Many of the organizers are already preparing to raise the bar for the Dia de los Muertos gallery next year. “We can improve by getting more students involved,” said Jesus Cavarrobias, faculty of
ethnic and Chicano studies. Espino also shared her feelings that the school needs to bring more attention to campus events. “There was trouble getting money, there was no budget and I only had two weeks to pull everything together,” said Espino. “I hope the school gets more money for the art department by having events like Dia de los Muertos that gain a lot of attention.” “The turnout was really good,” said Lucy Ghelfi, 60, student artist. “We had a dynamic couple of weeks to educate people of Day of the Dead.” Overall the event was a success seeing as how it accomplished the goals of bringing people together and showcasing culture.
n The San Jose State University library will have extended hours throughout midterms and finals. Extended hours are Sunday through Thursday until midnight and 24/7 during finals rush. All that is needed is a San Jose City College ID card with a current activities sticker, or a San Jose public library card for computer/wireless access. n Every Tuesday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Health Services department, free rapid HIV testing is available for students. n Various workshops for faculty, such Moodle quiz creation, keeping e-Portfolios in the classroom and campus internationalization, are being planned for the month of November. Details to follow via email for designated staff.
Tuesday, Nov. 5 n JobJournal will be putting on a HIREvent job fair at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose from noon to 4 p.m. The event will offer free resume reviews, as well as networking and career opportunities. Wednesday, Nov. 6 n San Francisco State University Project Connect Admissions campus tour will be held in the Career/Transfer Center, in Student Center room 216A from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. n A CSU Application workshop will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in SC-216A. Friday, Nov. 8 n A STEM Faculty PLTL Practitioners workshop will be held in the Faculty
Students from various counties and colleges, including San Jose City College, will be part of a multi-casualty incident exercise. The training exercise will be held at the SJCC football field’s east side, near Leigh Avenue on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. This exercise also acts as a joint training with resources from the state’s region two disaster medical support units. These DMSU teams are responsible for all medical responses in the event of a state or federal disaster, such as hurricanes, earthquakes or floods. There will be two DMSU ambulances on site and a simulated stadium collapse with 20 to 30 patients. The goal of the exercise is to focus on training potential emergency medical technician students for a large-scale medical emergency. The students will be in charge of patient assessment, care and transport. “Determining acuity of patients and assigning treatment is challenging with one patient, the idea is to challenge the students by throwing multiple patients at them,” said Scott Miller, Emergency Medical Services program director at SJCC. Schools from the following counties will be in attendance: Alameda, Sonoma, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, South San Francisco and San Mateo. There will also be a class with more information Nov. 8 in the Tech Center (room 417), at a yet to be specified time.
Development Center, room GE-118 at 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. This workshop will focus on reaching out, collaborating and planning with other peer leaders and faculty. n Financial Aid workshop in the C/TC room SC-216A from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 n Veteran’s Day, campus is closed. Tuesday, Nov. 12 n UC Application workshop at the C/TC room SC-216A from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 n UC Personal Statement Review workshops will be held at the C/TC room SC216A from 10 a.m. to noon and again at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Freshman Samantha Inda-Quintero, 31, prepares for the show with her model, broken doll Emily Comstock, 20, in the Cosmetology Building Oct. 25.
“I’m very happy and grateful about the coordinator award. Thank you for letting me back into the program, and everything my instructors and classmates have done for me.” Alicia Flores, 20, cosmetology student
Fashions of Halloween
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Cosmetology freshman Lorenzo Nunez, 18, poses with his model, Alyssa Hall, 21, in her Tim Burton couture. Both won first place for their look in the SJCC theater on Oct. 25.
Cosmetology student Crystal Teeters models as a punk demon.
The Halloween fashion show started at the San Jose City College theater on Oct. 25th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The models and technicians started their makeup early in the day. They were very successful in creating a scary look inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” There were about 220 tickets sold for the event and the audience was eager.
Cosmetology Club President Erica Pacheco, 24, models as a skeleton bride.
Cosmetology student Negin Naghibesfahani models as Two-Face.
6 Arts & Entertainment
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
Fan performs with Paramore Bandmates rocked out to a setlist of pop-rock songs about growing up By Justin san diego times Staff
Alternative rock band Paramore, led by front woman Hayley Williams, rioted with fans inside San Jose’s newly-renamed SAP Center on Friday, Oct. 18. Williams chose a fan named Mark from the audience to sing the last half of the band’s breakout hit “Misery Business.” The fan wore skinny jeans and a shirt Williams described by saying “you’re shirt has Misery Business all over it. I used to wear that same shirt.” Williams handed a microphone to Mark. He ironically sang the lyrics “Now watch my wildest dreams come true / not one of them involving you.” It was as if Mark had been preparing for this moment all his life. Many attendees of the show, including Grace Domecus, 19, San Francisco, said bringing Mark on stage was the best part of the show. “He totally owned it” she said. “Paramore is my favorite band. I’ve seen them nine times, the first being in 2006.” Domecus said she enjoys the new sound of the band and described it as being more “prog.” Another new change seems to be the band’s songs reflect a higher level of maturity. The opening song of the concert was “Grow Up,” in which Williams sang, “Some of us have
to grow up sometimes / so if I have to, I’m gonna leave you behind.” Williams gave a brief speech about how letting go of negativity in your life can be difficult, but necessary to move forward and free yourself from emotional pain. Another highlight of the show was the performance of the possible next single from the new self-titled album, “Ain’t it fun.” Williams welcomed a choir to come on stage. The choir swayed left to right in red silky robes while singing the lyrics, “No more crying to your mama / cause you’re on your own in the real world.” The band performed songs from all four of their studio albums as well as their biggest hits, including “Now,” “Ignorance,” “Decode,” “That’s What You Get” and “Pressure.” Williams and bandmates Taylor York and Jeremy Davis showed their vivacious performing skills. All three members of the band put forth effort to interact with the audience by making eye contact with the crowd, moving from one side of the stage to the other and giving brief talks in between songs. Wearing black leather tights, a white cropped shirt and her signature bright orange hair, Williams proved to be a rock superstar. The legendary Fleetwood Mac hit “Landslide” was covered and mashed-up with their own song “In
Upcoming art events n “All in the Timing” is a collection of short comedic plays by David Ives that will be performed in the SJCC theater Nov. 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. The play is free but Dennis Sloan, adjunct instructor and coordinator of the event asks for one can of food which will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. The Studio Theater Production class, which consists of seven students will perform the 17 roles in the plays. Sloan says the six short plays share a theme of communication and timing. “Students have been working hard all semester and we hope to get as many people as we can,“ said Sloan.
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Hayley Williams sings and Taylor York plays ukelele to their track “Interlude: Moving On,” in which the band uses more raw vocals and accustic instrtumentals at SAP Center Oct. 18. money’s worth as Paramore did the Mourning.” Alex Luba’s favorite part was a great job rocking out to their the finale performance of “Still songs. Paramore’s North American into You.” “I like the balloons that fell leg of the tour will last until Dec. on the audience and were kicked 18 before they start the Oceania around by the band,” Luba, 19, leg. “I have no complaints with said. The opening bands, Metric and the show,” Shanel Tobarez, 21, Hellogoodbye, did a decent job said, “I wasn’t a huge fan of the band before, but I’m definitely a of getting the crowd energized. The audience got their bigger fan now.”
n School-Wide Creative Arts contest hosted by Associated Students Government and organized by Andy Nguyen, ASG Activities Director. Submit your work between Nov. 12 through Nov. 27. The categories are photography, painting, and drawing. The subject matter is opened. There will be an entrance fee of $5 To submit work, come to SC-115 before 5 p.m. For any question Contact Andy Nguyen at sjccasgsen1@ gmail.com
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Softball team plays hardball Winning is not everything
by Robert E Lee IV Times STaff
The San Jose City College softball team ranks among the nation’s top 30 teams in academics. The Lady Jags were rewarded for their 3.016 team GPA with a spot on the All-Academic Team selected by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. Debbie Huntze-Rooney has been coaching the Lady Jags for 22 years and has led the team to eight Coast Conference Championships. She has accomplished other great things such as taking her team to the state regional playoffs for 19 consecutive years in a row. Her philosophy isn’t just about
winning games. “Respect people, respect the players. Yes winning is important but at the same time we have to learn how to work as a team. Academics is huge for us,” Huntze-Rooney said. She went on to say that players who find themselves struggling in the classroom sometimes don’t ask for help. “The tutoring centers here on campus are excellent,” HuntzeRooney said. “ We do the reading and writing centers, the math labs and study hours. So those are things we bring for our team, and the student athletes there to help them.” Coach Huntze-Rooney said she thinks the student-athletes she has coached would describe her as tough but fair.
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“I’m very competitive,” Huntze-Rooney said. “I want us to have a successful program here, but they also know I’m tough when it comes to school, doing the right thing and making the right decisions.” The Lady Jags will play their first game of the season Friday Jan. 31.
“Winning is important but at the same time we have to learn how to work as a team.” Coach Huntze-Rooney
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Nidia Pech #12 Position: Shooting guard Pech, 18, business administration major, has been playing basketball since the age of seven and this is her first year playing for the Jaguars. She plans on transferring to a fouryear university to acquire her degree. Pech believes they have a good team this year and have a shot at the playoffs if they keep working hard. She is most confident in her shooting ability, but would like to practice her ball handling. In her spare time she enjoys listening to her favorite rapper Eminem.
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Name: Renza Nassab Age: 30 Position: Cosmetology Instructor I do not like people that talk and really aren’t saying anything that makes sense.
Name: Chritopher Tolentino Age: 28 Major: Cosmetology Lazy people, those are the people that complain most about what they do not have.
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6. In what month will the Website Redesign Project be completed? 7. Besides softball, what else is important to the team? 9. Kyle Thierren is an investigative journalist and pro _____. 11. At the finale Paramore performance, what fell on the Audience? 12. The name for those that arrive in ambulances and could save your life in an emergency?
1. Where does coach Huntze-Rooney get her favorite ice cream? 2. Who is the Website Redesign Project coordinator? 3. This large fruit bears all during Fall celebrations. Its seeds are also a tasty treat. 4. Who is Peck’s favorite rapper? 5. Calpulli Tonalehqueh is the name of Aztec _______. 8. Where was the Bioneers conference held? 10. Billy Parish started which company?
Start to finish: 1 hour 30 minutes (Active time: 15 minutes) Servings: 4-8 1 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 six-grain flour 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup coconut sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, or to taste 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/3 cup vegetable oil 10 ounces pumpkin puree or a little over a cup if not measuring
Combine all ingredients and stir well until smooth. Spoon into a pan and lightly smooth out the top with a spatula, keeping in mind that batter is very thick. Bake for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until test poke with toothpick comes out dry and clean. Leave to cool until safe to handle. Turn the pan over and slap the bottom until bread pops out. This bread is great to bake ahead and freeze, just wrap in plastic then foil. Defrost at room temperature to enjoy when taking it out of the freezer. It also makes a unique and tasty gift for the holiday season.
Heat oven to 325 F. Evenly spray a large loaf pan, about 9” x 5”, with cooking spray.
If more bread is desired, three large loaves can be made by tripling all the ingredients and mixing them in an extra-large bowl, then baking for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, six-grain flour, light brown sugar, coconut sugar, baking soda, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg.
This same mixture can also make 7 smaller loaves (different pans) which should be baked for an hour.
In another bowl, blend together the syrup, vegetable oil and pumpkin puree.
This is a modified version of the recipe found at Food52.com.
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