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Program ensures admission New degrees promise transfers to CSUs

By Astrid Caballero Times Staff

New, special associate degrees, apart from regular associate degrees, will help students transfer into a CSU with an advantage. As of today, San Jose City College has gotten two major degrees approved by the state of California out of the seven it hopes to have available for stu-

dents: administration of justice and mathematics. By fall 2013, SJCC plans to get four out of the five remaining degrees approved that include business administration, computer science, early childhood education, elementary teacher education and studio arts, and by the following year, reach 100 percent in completion, counselor Elena Dutra said. The California State Legisla-

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NEWS BRIEF SJCC to celebrate accreditation College President Barbara Kavalier anounced an all-Campus BBQ to celebrate SJCC’s full reaffirmation of accreditation,. The celebration will be held Tuesday afternoon, March 19 at the Fine Arts Building Quad.

District office moves downtown The San Jose-Evergreen Community College District is set to move to a seven-flooroffice building in downtown San Jose, after purchasing the building for $4.4 million. The building was originally valued at $5.9 million but the district was able to negotiate a deal to pay for it for less. The district will lease office space and will be the new landlord for the already existing tenants, RMD Group, Univision and Wells Fargo in the 40 S Market Street office building.

ture signed the Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act to help junior college students transfer into their major programs on Sept. 29, 2010. The STAR Act permits California Community Colleges and California State Universities to work together to align the required courses to give junior college students a guaranteed admission into a CSU. The collabo-

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President Kavalier may leave SJCC

San Jose City College President Barbara Kavalier is one of the three finalists for the president position at Navarro College, Texas. She had an interview with the Board of Trustees on Feb. 22. In the Board’s meeting on March 1, they discussed in a closed session regarding President Search.

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Technology thief strikes

Broadcasting club falls victim that has to come in and work around it.”

By Marissa Trigos Times Staff

San Jose City College campus police are conducting an investigation regarding the recurring thefts in the broadcasting class and campus radio station. The thefts started in the fall of 2012 and have continued into the first part of this spring semester. Broadcasting instructor Betsey Gebhart said a cell phone, a flash drive, iPad cords, her personal USB headphones and a pair of radio station headphones all went missing in the fall of 2012. This semester a cell phone and a broadcasting Pro Tools software DVD have gone missing. All of the stolen items have been electronic and software items. Gebhart is concerned about who is victimized by the thefts. “When a thief steals from people at our college, you are not stealing from the upstairs people, the people who have everything,” Gebhart said, “you’re stealing from the downstairs people, the students, the teacher(s) and the school, who basically have very little.” Brian Bertrand, 28, media arts major, the station manager and president of the media club, said, “Everything that we use (in the radio station) has a purpose and is very important. (Anything) that was stolen from here affects me as the station manager because I am the one

This issue has raised the security factor for Bertrand, as the station manager, as far who is allowed in and out of the station. A formal report regarding these thefts was made to campus police a couple of weeks ago, although students had previously tried to file these reports at the time of the thefts. Reports were not previously filed because the campus police office was closed when the students went to make the reports. Lieutenant Gilberto Torres said students should not walk away when they see the campus police office is closed. They should call the number that is posted on the door because the police officers want to take care of these cases. “The phone number on the door will reach a dispatcher who will in turn dispatch an officer to wherever the need arises,” Torres said. Torres said when the perpetrator or perpetrators are caught the case will then be referred to the district attorney’s office. The DA will then make the appropriate charges depending on the evidence of the case. Bertrand said he believes the person who stole these items is tech-savvy, knows what these items are for, and also knows the value and importance continued on Page 5 Student held photography exhibition

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Links to community affect success

The overall success of an institution lies within the success of its administration. While the stability of the administration does not always guarantee the viability of an institution, the seemingly high administrative turnover San Jose City College seems to be experiencing is a strong indicator of an institution in trouble. The increasingly popular trend of college administrators leaving during their initial few years on campus is alarming. One of the most recent replacements was when Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs was replaced by Tammeil Gilkerson in the fall semester of 2012. With the possibility of President Barbara Kavalier leaving in the near future, what do changes like these mean for us? Does having a consistent administration matter to students or other constituents of the college? All we can do is to adapt to these changes and hope for the best, but that is obviously not the best way for the college to function. When the new person is appointed to the position, students and, more importantly, faculty and staff have to work dilligently to adjust. Things may remain the same or could possibly change drastically. In reality, the latter is the more likely. Faculty and staff have to adapt to the new methods of the new administrators. Goals and plans may be changed again and we may all have to start from the very beginning of a new administrative system. The possibility of change is intimidating, but as a whole the school should manage. But how about the new president? Certainly, he or she will have to try his or

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Editorial Cartoon By Casey Audelo

Lisa Lehigh Major: Marine Biology Age: 35

Jaleel Alexander Major: Undeclared Age: 19

I have bear spray with Pay attention to my sur- Don’t listen to music blue dye. When I notify roundings. when walking at night so the campus police, all I can hear what’s around I have to do is let them me. know to look for the guy who looks like a smurf. her best to adapt to the new environment, get to know veteran faculty, staff and the student government. What we need now is a change in the hiring policy for the managing personnel and new laws about their commitment to the school. We should not just hire someone so he or she can solve some kind of problem and then leave. If we do that, he or she would think his or himself as someone to just clean up messes left behind, not someone committed to the school. We should reach out for people who are attached to this area. We should hire someone who is attached to SJCC, who will stay with the students and teachers, instead of looking for someone who is appointed by an outsider. The best is to look for people already at the school, already experienced in managing and most importantly, already possessing a love for SJCC so they will truly want to stay.

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SJCC Counseling marred by conflicting answers

Bridge between students and staff needed

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Entering college can be an intimidating task for some students, where there is minimal room for errors when it comes to graduation and transfer requirements. A majority of students have come to heavily rely on counselors to help them through the entire process. Counselors assist many students with understanding what classes are required, signing up for the correct classes according to placement scores and helping students transfer or graduate with the desired degree. A problem that is vocalized by students of all backgrounds and age groups is an issue with miscommunication between counselors and students. Having to go in for drop-in appointments in the counseling department is something that most

Tiffani Sturges Major: Dental Assiting Age: 24

students have had to deal with when faced with an issue. Drop-in times are set up differently from typical scheduled appointments. Drop-ins are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up times are typically closed after the list has reached full capacity, which can be within an hour of sign-ups opening. It can be problems with classes, placement scores or issues with transferring or graduation. More often than not, students leave even more confused and frustrated after waiting a few hours to have their questions an-

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swered. Another drop-in appointment is made, another counselor seen and even further confusion results. A different counselor can either explain things clearly or give contradictory advice. Bridging the gap of understanding between students and counselors, as well as counselor-to-counselor, will not only help relieve some major stress on both sides but can also affect overall student morale, improve graduation rates and help students understand what they need to do to graduate or transfer after community college.

Coming to San Jose City College, I was completely unprepared and uninformed as to what was exactly required of me. My first meeting with the Counseling Department was when I came in for a drop-in appointment, completely unsure of how to sign up for classes, what classes to sign up for and what these placement tests were. After waiting for what turned out to be a few hours, I was handed a piece of paper and simply told, “Sign up for classes from each of these categories-that’s how you will get a degree.” I left extremely confused, and not at all ready for my first semester of college. Throughout my first semester, I had several more encounters with the Counseling Department similar to my first experience, until I found my counselor. I was able to ask him the same questions, and he was able to explain things and helped me understand exactly what was needed

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of me to transfer to a four-year. He even recommended Guidance 96, a class that thoroughly goes through graduation requirements, transfer requirements and helps students find a career path. The question becomes: What can be done on both sides to help bridge the understanding between counselors and students? Better communication and understanding among counselors would be helpful. Having counselors meet together and go over their explanations to basic questions and expand on their knowledge of school policies would provide each and every counselor with the same base knowledge needed to provide the best service for students. On the student end, patience is a key to providing a better experience. This, along with a better understanding of what questions they need answered and preparing for meetings, would help the experience overall.

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San Jose City College Student Government will be having a Special Election March 4th -8th 2013, which will give the student the opportunity to vote on the VTA Eco Pass. This vote would give the students an opportunity to purchase a bus pass which would allow students to ride the buses and light rails unlimited during their enrollment at SJCC. All students are encouraged to vote on this election so that we can have as many votes casted as possible. This transportation fee will provide services beginning in the fall semester of 2013 if approved by the SJCC student body. If a majority of votes cast are in favor of the ballot, the referendum will need to be adopted by the Board of Trustees of San Jose Evergreen Community College District.

The path to education is not the same for everyone. The same is true for getting to school. For those who use public transportation, prices may be cheaper in the future. The Eco Pass is a voucher run by Valley Transportation Authority that would cut the cost of their services for full-time students to $10 and $9 for part-time students, said Michael Casas, 43, political science major and associated student body president. Faculty members aren’t eligible for the Eco Pass vouchers. The Eco Pass is an annual photo ID pass that entitles the bearer to ride VTA buses and light rail vehicles, according the VTA Transportation Handbook. Current bus lines to SJCC include routes 25, 61, 62 and 65. The VTA light rail also has stations at the Fruitdale and Bascom stops. The Eco Pass has yet to be implemented. Four hundred student signatures are needed to hold the special election on the issue. The Associated Student Government selected volunteers from their meeting held Feb. 20, to gather the signatures. If the special election is held, then voting will be through March 4 to 8. The Eco Pass vouchers would be available starting in the fall of 2013. During the summer, an email containing a survey questioned students about the Eco Pass. According to Casas, 90 percent of those who partook in the survey approved of the proposal. At the Associated Students meeting Feb. 20, Casas said, along with SJCC, West Valley and Mission College are trying to

establish their own Eco Pass vouchers. San Jose State University, De Anza, and Foothill are already implementing the voucher. The idea for the Eco Pass has been around for three years. All-Trans representative Andrew Ridley pitched the idea to SJCC with the original price of $36 a year back when community college unit prices were increased from $26 to $36. Public transportation supports some students in getting where they need to go. Transit user may not have their own car, have a driver’s license, be an environmentalists or want to save money. “To others who won’t use it, it’s like a tax,” said Cian Galaboc, 19, kinesiology major. “They pay for something that doesn’t necessarily benefit them.” The cost of the voucher affects all students. The school fees paid every semester will be increased by at least $9, whether or not the students choose to use the Eco Pass voucher. “I know a lot of students who take the bus,” said Judith Bell, arts and multimedia instructor. “I’ve got a student who lives by Curtner. It would certainly make his life easier because he lives in a homeless shelter and doesn’t have a lot of money, so it would definitely help.” Without Eco Pass students pay $70 for a monthly pass and $770 for an annual pass. Four monthly VTA passes cover a single semester, which costs $280. “We’re a community of students,” said Aaqilah Brown, 20, neurobiology major. “It’s an extra $10 to save a student $270.”


Here is the official Ballot Language Should the San Jose/Evergreen Community College District Board of trustees require that every enrolled EVC/SJCC student be assessed a mandatory fee of up to $10 per semester for each full time student, and up to $9 per semester for each part time student to have access to Order a VTA ECO Pass via Myweb. In the event that this referendum passes contingent on surplus income 90% will be used to subsidize VTA ECO Pass costs for every SJCC student and 10% will be used towards marketing the San Jose City College Campus and Associated Student Body. I Vote in Favor Yes No

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SJCC student exhibits photos at charity event

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Photographer raises money for Vietnamese orphans, disabled kids By Casey Audelo and Jourdan Aguirre Times Staff

Through word-of-mouth, a San Jose City College student advertised his photography exhibition at the Vietnamese-American Cultural Center on Feb. 16 and 17 from 11a.m. to 5p.m. The exhibit featured award-winning photographs, including a color photo of an old woman in Vietnam, as well as film-developed black-and-white photos. Andy Nguyen, 31, Liberal Arts major with a concentration in Photography and Media, caught his subjects on camera from Vietnam and the United States. The photos taken in the U.S. were mostly from the Bay Area. The photo exhibit also included photographer Kim Dang. A video in Vietnamese broadcasted information about the Franciscan Charity to aid the disabled, poor and orphaned in Vietnam. This same charity inspired Nguyen to organize the exhibit. “My big inspiration is from Eve Mathias, San Jose City College’s Art Coordinator, and other faculty on the campus always encouraged to keep grinning and don’t ever

loss my generosity,” Nguyen said. Nguyen also received support from his loved ones. “I am very pleased that I have a good family and friends to support me for my exhibit; including the Vietnamese American Cultural Center, Dr. Vu Ho and Mr. and Mrs. Ho, my loving sister and my brother in-law as my sponsor for this exhibit. Without them this gallery would not be successful.” The video expressed the need of monetary aid. There were two boxes to place donations. “It set the atmosphere. It helps people imagine another country and their way of life. You can feel how the Vietnamese culture is like through the pictures,” Aquilas George, 20, journalism major, said. Food was placed in the center of the room, which helped spark conversations about the pieces displayed. Some people were more expressive about specific photos. “There was one picture with a man on a boat with the city in the background. It was colorful and full of action,” Ramon Aguirre, an attendee at the exhibit, said. It took one year to complete all the work necessary to have the exhibit, from planning each shot to developing them in the dark room.


Andy Nguyen poses with his photograph, “Man on Floating Boat,” at the Franciscan charity fundraiser that was hosted by Vietnamese-American Cultural Center on Feb. 17. Andy said he was most grateful to help the people in Vietnam. Thirty percent of the profit from the photographs sold at the exhibit went to the charity.

SJCC student publishes children’s adventure story Times Staff

As a parent and an early childhood educator, I am always on the lookout for well-written stories for children. Imagine my delight when I was told that one of my fellow students on campus had recently gotten his first children’s book published. I was eager to give it a read after hearing the title “The Enchanted River Race.” Interested in finding a good book for my children, I anticipated a fair amount of magic, but discovered the real enchantment of the river race was the imagination used by the main characters, Amy, Bridget and

STar Program From front page pursuing an AA-T or an AS-T is given priority consideration when applying to a certain major at a CSU. With its completion and with the fulfillment of theof the minimum requirements, students are ready to transfer and are eligible for junior standing, preventing students from being required to repeat courses that are similar to the ones taken at a community college. The major difference that exists between the regular associate in arts and associate in science degrees at SJCC with the AA-T and AS-T degrees are the local graduation requirements. “We can not require physical activity, american institution, and cultural pluralism/ethnic studies,” Interim Articulation Officer Marc

said. “I feel that I am lucky that I live in America. I would like to share my talent in photography to support the children in Vietnam as much as possible.”

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“The Franciscan Charity has been supporting the orphans and disabled people in Vietnam for a long time. Since I watched the video, it inspired me,” Nguyen

Emergency alerts inform campus

Silas. Using a fun-filled combination of teamwork and individual problem solving, the kids work together in an attempt to win an annual river race. My kids liked the plot, and it had enough twists and turns to keep them interested while it was read straight through in a single sitting. From a technical standpoint, I thought Caldric Blackwell did a great job with his first children’s offering, giving it just the right mix of morality, teamwork and adventure. I think the language of this book is quite appropriate for children ages 8-12. I highly recommend this book, available at a reason-

able price in both paperback and eBook format.

Sola said, as these requirements do not have to be met if a student purses either an AA-T or an AS-T at SJCC. He said students are required to have at least a 2.0 GPA in coursework and a C in each transferable course, even if the course is not part of the major. If the major in a CSU is impacted or the campus is impacted, a student’s admission will then depend on GPA and coursework. “The challenge is having all departments working together in alignment to the state curriculum,” Dutra said. The Transfer Model Curriculum templates that the state created helps community colleges align their current courses to the lower-division courses accepted in a CSU. The SJCC faculty has to identify the common lower-division major preparation courses

offered to students and define the course content. “(The) nice part is students will get to complete 60 units,” Dutra said, as no more than 60 transferable units are needed for students to transfer under either new degree. Students are given an opportunity to complete the 60 units by following either the General Education pattern, the CSU GEBreadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum. Once transferred to the CSU that has the student’s major, he or she would only need to complete 60 more units to get a bachelor’s degree. “I like it because I do not need to take any classes that are useless (to me) and (are a) waste of (my) time,” said Monica Paulino, 26, administration of justice, “I get priority and looked at first, and (get to) see my work paying off.”

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San Jose City College sent out many emergency text alerts over the past years and has been put on campus lockdown more than once within the past two years, but what are students supposed to do when these real-life emergencies take place? “I suggest students ask their instructors for Emergency Directions during the first week of introductions,” said Frank Mendez, instructor, Disabled Students Program and Services. “This entails instructions on where we should go and how we should conduct ourselves to guarantee our safety.” Judith Bell, arts and multimedia instructor, said campus lockdowns and emergency text alerts affect everybody, and they make people feel vulnerable. “The emergency alert text messages are not enough. We need posters and signs that grab our attention,” Bell said. “The severity of the threat should be color-coded. By color coding the severity of threats, it makes it easier for people to know how bad the threat is.”

Theft Story From front page of these items. Both Gebhart and Torres said they believe that this is simply a crime of opportunity. Gebhart has made various announcements about this theft problem in her class and has let her students know that she is watching. She asked them to notify her if they notice anything suspicious and is hoping that these announcements will serve as a deterrent and will minimize the problem. Torres said people need to

Mendez said that alert and lockdowns are important to guarantee the safety of students, but receiving the alerts is an issue sometimes. “The only problem I have experienced with the campus lockdowns is not getting SJECCD Police Safety Alerts. This has happened to me twice,” Mendez said. “Most of the emergency text alerts are to inform people of major events, such as shooters, sexual assaults, those under the influence, theft and property/ personal crimes,” said Gilberto Torres, San Jose / Evergreen Community College District Police Department Lieutenant. Torres recommends staying alert because you never know when a crisis will occur. “Be aware of your surroundings,” Torres said. For more information on how to be better prepared in case of emergency please contact Daniel J. Haley, English instructor, by Phone: 408 298-2181, ext. 2503 or email: dan.haley@sjcc. edu, you may also contact District Police, Chief Ray Aguirre, by email: prevent themselves from being victimized. “If we as a college community take a proactive approach to preventing certain crimes like this one, I think the number of thefts will drop,” Torres said. Dean of Language Arts Keiko Kimura said it is unfortunate that theft is occurring on campus and we have to take precautions. “I would caution people to (take) care of (their) personal belongings and) make sure you have them secured,” Kimura said. “It’s just an unfortunate reality that we have to do that, but it is important.”

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Festivities promote culture and diversity

San Jose New Restoration Mass Choir performs at the “Lift Every Voice” Gospel Musical Concert in SJCC theater on Feb. 20.

Performers celebrate Black History Month Compiled by Andy Nguyen, Rosa Harrison and Kevin Flores TIMES STAFF

It is a month-long celebration of the history of black cultures. Black History Month started as Negro History Week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson. It was to educate the American people about African Americans’ cultural backgrounds. Black History Month was celebrated at SJCC on Feb. 20 in the theater with Gospel Musical Concert performance “Lift Every Voice.” The events included musical performances by Yeshua and The

Hightones, Miguel Gonzalez, Cuban salsa music and dancing, “Te’s Harmony,” a parody of

“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today ” -Malcolm X Romeo and Juliet, “California Style” performed by Artist and Talent and culminated with a musical depiction of the African

From left, Don Coronado and Yeshua Orozco, lead vocalist of Yeshua and The Hightones, performs in the quad of the Student Center on Feb. 26.

and the African American experience by Akoma Arts and Tabia. The Associated Student Government and the Diversity Advisory Committee sponsored these events. Director of Student Life Elizabeth Eckford said she believes the celebration of cultures throughout our community is very important. “It lends itself to pride encouragement and uplifting of the peoples within that culture,” Eckford said. “Black history is one of many cultures we plan to continue to celebrate within our community.” Pastor Claudell Huey of New Mission Church, 72, sings an emotional solo at “Lift Every Voice” Gospel Musical Concert at SJCC theater on Feb. 20.

SJCC students attend a performance by Akoma Arts and Tabia in the theater on Feb. 28.

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Jags make playoffs

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Speed City on six-game win streak — Lady Jags win first round in overtime during post season.

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SJCC men’s basketball team walks back to their bench after beating West Valley 80-63, on Feb. 23. The Jags defeated De Anza in the first round of the Northern California State Playoffs 91 to 84 on Feb. 27.

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Angel Conforti makes a shot against Monerey Peninsula College on Feb. 22 in San Jose. SJCC women’s basketball team lost to Monterey 51-45.

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Lady Jags are in full swing By Patrick Loera Times Staff

As the San Jose City College softball team fights through double headers, the team is confident it can maintain a winning record as they have five wins and two losses after more than a month of games. The first official Lady Jags victory in 2013 was against Cosumnes River, winning 10-4, after trailing early in the game. “I think it was a really nice comeback for us, especially being down 4-0,” head coach Debbie Huntze-Rooney said. Since that success, the Lady Jags have won four out of five games to put them in third place in the Coast Conference-South.

“The team definitely backs you up when you need them,” said pitcher and infielder Dani Pianto. Pianto leads the team in batting with 14 hits, 12 RBIs and hitting 56 percent. Also at the top of the leader board, catcher and infielder Treasure Rodriguez has 12 hits, 12 RBIs and hitting 57.1 percent. “Our defense is definitely the strongest part of our game,” said outfielder Breanna Hunsucker. Hunsucker leads the team in stolen bases with four so far this season. The Lady Jags go on the road to face Cabrillo on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. before coming back to SJCC to host Gavilan on March 5 also at 3 p.m. in Jaguars Stadium.

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The San Jose City College Track and Field team remains consistent in their progress as the 2013 season begins. “The season is early, but very promising results,” head coach David Flynn wrote in an email. Freshman, Lindsay McKee placed first in the hammer throw and broke an SJCC school record after throwing it 45.89 meters at Coast/CVC Preview meet at College of San Mateo on Feb. 15, which was the first meet of the season. The previous record was 40.72 meters. A few days later, McKee took first place in the Women’s Weight Throw after launching the weight 14.41 meters at the Run for the Dream track and field meet at Fresno State on Feb. 17. “Lindsey being a freshman and in her first Hammer Throw competition in college, we are very excited to find out what

the season will hold for her,” Flynn said. The Jaguars continued to work hard during practice and went into the All Coma Meet on Feb 23 at Monterey Peninsula College completely confident. Sophomore, Diamara Planell Cruz placed first in the Women’s 100 meter and 200 meter yard dash as she ran 12.6 seconds and 26.58 seconds. Freshman, Luis Magana placed third in the Pole Vault and reached a personal record after clearing 13 feet. Sophomore, Jeremy Thompson received first place in the Men’s Triple Jump after flying 46 feet, 3.5 inches, which puts him in the top five in the Norcal Region. SJCC will journey to Modesto for the Jack Albiani Invitational Track and Field meet on March 8 and then return to visit De Anza College for the De Anza Invitational on March 15. For more track and field stories, up to date results and team schedule, please visit:

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Every Thursday n SJCC EOP&S is helping students and parents complete their taxes for free in the Transfer Center located in the Student Center SC216A from 5 p.m.-8 p.m.

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Birth control pills for humans will also work for a gorilla, according to Researchers noted that mothers tend to give more attention to their most attractive children, according to the Psychofactz website. Our best memories usually tend to come from our dumbest decisions, according to the Psychofactz website. It’s not possible to talk while inhaling through your nose, according to the Psychofactz website. When you walk and talk with someone, eventually you will synchronize your steps with the other person, according to the Psychofactz website.

Topic: Love Gary Mountain conducted a collection of interviews with students at San Jose City College about love and how it affects individuals. For the full story, visit Every issue Mountain will discuss about one significant element of life, such as Love, Knowledge/ Education, Spiritual, Physical Health, Family, Economic/Financial, Social and Emotional Health. These eight elements of life are a part of a “Wheel of Life” that Mountain created himself. He will discuss all of these elements and how to create a balance so as to enjoy a better life. The previous issue Trust, can be found online in the Lifstyle section. To contact Gary Mountain with your interests, please email



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Items are selected from the Santa Clara County Police logs at COMPILED BY ASTRID CABALLERO Times Staff n A vehicle was stolen on the 800 Block Richmond Ave. on Feb. 27 at 8:50 a.m. n A battery occurred on Enborg Ct. on Feb. 27 at 8:13 a.m.

Loui Jimenez Major: Fire Science Age: 22 Bacon-wrapped scallots.

Saturday, March 16 n A Zumba fitness charity event, which will feature Joe Valderrama, will be held in the Auxiliary Gym at 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Tickets will be a $15 donation or two tickets for $20. Monday, March 18 n Free rapid HIV testing is available in Health Services located in the Student Center SC-109 from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.

What are your favorite foods to put bacon or Nutella on?

Thursday, March 14 n Middle Eastern Grant Consortium The film “Miss Representation” will be shown and there will be a panel discussion with Middle Eastern women about violence and difficulties in the Middle East. It will be held in the Technology Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 n An online FAFSA workshop will be held in the Transfer Center SC-216A at 10 a.m.

As a form of spell check, 97 percent of people use the Google search engine, according to the Psychofactz website. A kiss that lasts one minute can burn twenty-six calories, according to An average person looks at their phone 150 times a day, according to the Psychofactz website. The flashing warning light on the Capitol Records tower spells out HOLLYWOOD in Morse code, according to Cold weather can make fingernails grow faster, according to Change for a dollar can be given in 293 different coin variations, according to the Psychofactz website.

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March 6 — March 7 n Club Rush Days

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Thuye Nguyen Major: Early Childhood Development Age: 20 Nutella hot cocoa with those giant marshmallows.

Adam Velardes Major: Communications Age: 27 Nutella and marshmallows sandwich, nothing beats it.

n An attempted sex crime occurred on the 700 Block South Bascom Ave. on Feb. 26 at 11:57 p.m. n An assault with a deadly weapon occurred on the 700 Block South Bascom Ave. on Feb. 26 at 10:50 a.m. n A sodomy occurred on the 700 Block South Bascom Ave. on Feb. 26 at 12:59 p.m. n A stolen vehicle was recovered on Del Mar Ave. on Feb. 25 at 2:10 a.m.

Jonathan Candeleria Major: Business Age: 27 I like eating my bacon with burgers, pancakes and bread.

Cristina Henry Major: EMT Age: 23 Nutella on cheese burgers.

Kevin Gryzmala Position: History Instructor Age: 53 I like my bacon on obviously BLT subs, chicken and Caesar salads.

Every Wednesday n Associate Student Government has a meeting every Wednesday in Student Center SC-204 from 2 p.m.4 p.m.

n A theft occurred on the 800 Block South Bascom Ave. on Feb. 25 at 10:24 a.m. n A battery occurred on the 700 Block South Bascom Ave. on Feb. 24 at 10:49 p.m. n An assault and battery occurred on South Bascom Ave. on Feb. 24 at 8:57 p.m.




Campus police: 408-288-3735


March 5, 2013  

Volume 75, Issue 3