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Lowriders take over the campus

MAY 17, 2011

The Student Voice of San Jose City College

VOL. 71, NO. 5

‘We are not just cruising, it is part of our culture’

BY LEETA-ROSE BALLESTER TIMES STAFF

Students and the community came together at San Jose City College on May 7 for the second annual Lowrider Show and fundraiser hosted by the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan club. Yazmin Madriz, 21, sociology major and a M.E.Ch.A. club member, said that there were about 20 car and 15 bicycle entries. She said that all proceeds from the event go toward scholarships. “Last year the event helped seven people that raised $5,000,” Madriz said. “We want to share to never give up whatever barriers, there is always a way.” Abraham Hernandez, 21, Vice President of M.E.Ch.A., law enforcement and psychology major, said that the M.E.Ch. A. club mission is to promote higher learning and understanding of MexicanAmerican culture. “Most people think that if its lowriders, it will cause problems,” Hernandez said. “We’re not just cruising; it’s part of our culture.” Maria Guerra, 20, M.E.Ch.A. English major, said that the M.E.Ch.A. club faced challenges while putting the show together this year. “We had opposition from the administration, bureaucratic obstacles,” Guerra said. “With the hecticness at SJCC, we weren’t presented with a clear process. There was skepticism about the theme, too.” Despite these challenges, music played and vendors were there. Food and raffle tickets were sold to raise money for the scholarships as spectators looked at the cars and bikes. Daniel Lopez, 37, a spectator, said that the cars caught his eye as he was walking by SJCC. “I think it’s nice to have this show over here,” Lopez said. “It would have been great if there were fliers so other schools could participate, too.”

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Christina Cavesuela, 33, said she brought her 1963 Impala to the event after hearing about it at another car show. “It’s great to see the community come out and participate,” Cavesuela said. “And it is great to get some scholarships for these kids.”

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A.) put together its

second annual car show at San Jose City College on May 7. Classic cars

were shown from car clubs including Impalas Car Club Central Coast, Bay Bombs and Padrinos Car Club. Bike club, United Riders were also

showing off their lowrider bikes.

AS election chaos leads to invalidated ballots

New vote scheduled after problems at polls BY EMILY LAND TIMES STAFF

The Associated Students canceled and invalidated its May 2-3 election because of a set of checks and balances that could have allowed votes to be cast multiple times.

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The polling station problems led to the resignation of Commissioner of Elections Chuck Stevens. The board is fixing the problems and plans to hold a new election May 18-19. “There will only be one polling place with a master list of students’ identification

numbers,” said Jennifer Niel, director of Student Life. “As students approach, those names will be marked off, and I will be there doing that.” Neil said that Stevens made the decision to quit and he did what he could, “but I think it got out of control.” Stevens said his plans and timelines for the election were critiqued at every turn,

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without any suggestions on how to be better. “The way that we were going to conduct the ballot was approved by the council,” Stevens said.

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Graduation rates must be improved

Graduation is a key time in many students’ lives. On May 27 students from San Jose City College will walk the stage and take the next steps toward life and school, after attaining a degree or certificate. According to California Community College Chancellor’s Office, SJCC awarded 376 associate degrees in the 2009-2010 school year. With a population of nearly of 13,000 students, San Jose City College needs to improve the graduation rate. The school needs to place more attention on counseling when students first arrive to college. Having an implement orientation will place more importance on what task students need to do prior to signing up for classes. While looking at transfer student, San Jose City College only transferred 286 students to either a University of California or California State University in the

2008-2009 school year, according to CCCCO. The school needs to provide alternative methods toward students transferring and getting students to four-year institution. Graduation marks the beginning of a new transition from community colleges to four-year universities or the workforce. Many realize the path of moving on as a long and difficult path, but the moment of graduation will be both magical and special. 2011 will mark the beginning of a new semester for students that will be transferring on or attaining an Associate Arts or Associate of Science degree. Congratulations to those who have gone through San Jose City College and have continued to move towards getting a education or that are getting a career. With a student population of 13,000, more students should walk across the stage, and get a diploma.

Music versus manners Rock on with your bad self, but with headphones please BY NATHAN COLLINS TIMES STAFF

As technology grows, it seems that manners begin to fade. Let’s face it, music is great, everybody likes it, at times people may disagree on what is a good song, or good band, but most people like music for that groovy feeling. The one thing people do not like is music being played loudly on an iPod or cell phone speaker. The speaker is so small that you really cant even hear what is going on. Just noise, a person with a iPod at hand, rockin’ out, full enjoyment for them, with teeth grinding tension for others. It always seems to be at just the time, wrong place, like trying to get a paper done in the library, or even in a elevator, with the only person in the world who loves Justin Bieber. Right on to you man, but do we have to suffer

for your enjoyment? I understand that you are trying to spread the gospel of Bieber, but no one cares. Or better yet, no one seems to understand, so why not keep all of that goodness to yourself? There are many excellent brands of headphones out there, at an affordable price! Even earbuds, sure you do not get all the mid and lows of a headphone set, but at least you are keeping the noise at a minimum. Go for headphones man Im telling you, and to give you a little hint, if the plug in cord only comes out of the left side. Thats means you’ve got quality, with out getting technical, it has stable power for your Bieber. Everyone can sit and enjoy music, but only with proper edict and manners. In my opinion, Bieber isn’t good at anything, not even drumming. Nick Mason of Pink Floyd, Joey Jordison of Slipknot, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, or QuestLove of The Roots could out rock him any day.

Cut red tape, add events

BY MARIA GUERRA CONTRIBUTOR

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed the struggling presence of student life on campus. The “hustle and bustle” of San Jose City College dies down by about 3 p.m. The lack of a lively campus has created a shared sense of apathy in the student collective. A solution would be to host more events that encourage students, correct? This can be done many ways: promoting movie nights, car shows, theater performances, etc. We could also expand to include the surrounding neighborhoods, which would give meaning to being a “community” college….dare I suggest that it might even create revenue from the local area to help ease our school budget plight? More activities also would give students enthusiasm for academic endeavors, a good strategy that SJCC has failed to utilize. Additionally, it could generate funds for scholarships and helpful programs for students, thereby proving that the school’s main objective is

to provide students with the resources to succeed. Everyone on campus should consider it their duty to discover ways to improve this school. Some clubs on campus have been making an effort to improve this school—though they’ve been met with many obstacles. Recently, the M.E.Ch.A. club managed to put on their car show to fundraise for scholarships. The process of organizing this event didn’t entail signpainting, supply-hording or community promotion so much as it involved an immense amount of paper-shuffling and general, bureaucratic red tape. Ultimately, the event proved to be much smaller in size when compared to the paperwork process. An intense neglect from the higher-ups was incredibly insulting for the student event organizers. Administration should ease the paperwork process and not scare away student activists with good intentions. We shouldn’t let technicalities rule the regulation of social events on this campus. Give us some encouragement, and reassurance that, as students, if we seek improvement we can readily work toward it with your help.

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Victor Hernandez Age: 18 Major: Business ■ Not yet, but maybe later on with one I didn’t see. I hope not because I want to come here.”

Chris Frazier Age: “Old” Math Professor ■ One bottle neck, you must finish and pass a class to get into another, with signing up, going from Spring, Summer then Fall.

Ann Soman Age: N/A Math 310 Professor ■ Students are having trouble getting into classes they need.

Bihama Vedaste Age: 21 Major: General Education ■ I want to transfer to UCLA and history is hard to get into because the classes are full.

Ruth Le Beau Age: 21 Major: Kinesiology ■ No, this is my last year and I haven’t had any trouble transferring to San Francisco State .

Cherice Oliver Age: 20 Major: Biochemistry ■ Not yet, but I do plan on coming

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Are you safe on ?

Personal info being sold by site BY KELLY HSU TIMES STAFF

There are 500 millions users on Facebook. People spend more than 700 billion minutes per month on the site. In addition, people on Facebook install 20 million applications everyday. Application are includes games, knowledge test and special features you can use to interact with other users. But has anyone noticed “Allow Access” sign before you using the application? Now more than thousands of companies have our name, personal contact information and where we live. They also have the guarantee access to our friends when we simply click the “Allow Access” button. While in 2010, when people were driven by popular games, such as Farmville, Mafia Wars and Restaurant City, these thirdparty sites automatic had 500 millions users information for their advertising and data-gathering trades among companies. The companies did not need users’ permission but simply have Facebook provide this information platform for itself to collect data. After the information was revealed, society frowned upon Facebook for creating such dangerous site, letting personal information to be released without warning. In the same month October 2010, Facebook release new movie called “The Social

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“One of my committee members came to me and said that (writing student ID numbers on the ballots and making sure that students aren’t double-voting) was ‘marking the ballot’ and we couldn’t do that.” Stevens said he faced many obstacles with his ideas for having a functioning poll system and “any idea we came up with, somebody found something wrong with it.” Dan Ho, 19, English major and also the AS commissioner of publicity, said he supports Stevens’ decision to leave the AS and wishes him the best in his endeavors and “I am continuously working to improve getting the news out about the new elections.” Tony LaRosa, 31, political science major, said he was infuriated when he was able to

Networking” creating positive press image? From 2010 to 2011, Facebook user jumped 43 percent, and it increased dramatically after the movie was released. Although it saved them from being a public target, Facebook still did not provide an alternative solution for the problem. Recently, Facebook has changed the privacy setting to “Allow Access.” If users want access to certain features or applications, they will have to click the ‘Allow’ button. The applications will automatically have access to your name, profile picture, gender, networks, user ID, list of friends, current address and mobile phone number. Using credit cards while shopping on Facebook will risk the possibility of having his or her information being released to third-party companies. In the end, who will be protecting our identity? Only we can help ourselves. According to an article in the Jan. 10, Washington Post, Facebook is offering expanded secure browsing. Whenever you use a Facebook app that does not support HTTPS, the site will automatically switch you back to secure browsing. Based on that, Facebook will conduct reviews for third-party applications, based on how many users they have, it will catch and remove bad applications. However, will this enough to protect us? The best way will be reading what you are allowing before pressing the “Allow” button.

vote at both polling locations because the poll workers weren’t checking IDs. “We are supposed to be running an election. How could you call it a valid election without qualifying the voters?” LaRosa said. “Everyone and their mother could have stuffed the ballot box.” LaRosa said he wrote a very strongly worded letter to Elaine Burns, vice president of student services. Later that night, Stevens said he invalidated the day’s ballots. “As commissioner, it is my decision alone to cancel and invalidate elections,” Stevens said. “I like that he (LaRosa) took the initiative to try and fix the broken election, and force them to follow the rules,” said Pedro Vinson, 40, ethnic studies major. “Now I might actually do a little research and vote and take part in this election because before I had no interest.”

CORRECTION In our previous newsletter, Vol 2, No 5, there was an error in the “Librarian hit with cuts” article. Sharon Carillo is not a librarian, but a librarian technician. The Times regrets the error.

CLARIFICATION An article in the May 3 edition of the Times outlined cuts to the Disabled Students Program at Evergreen Valley College. San Jose City College’s Disabled Students Program & Services will not be affected by the cuts at EVC. Romero Jalamo, dean of Retention and Support Programs, said “the program is fully funded, staffed and will continue to deliver a high level of service in a timely manner.”


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Arts, lectures teacher completes 22nd year Shelton gives interview to end another semester at SJCC BY BRANDON BERTHELSEN AND LARRY HARRIS TIMES STAFF

Merylee Shelton, tenured professor of Communication Studies in the Language Arts Department of San Jose City College, is the founder and coordinator of the SJCC Community Arts and Lectures Program. Her program brings various controversial subjects to the public forum, and a wide array of speakers. Q: How did you get into the teaching profession? A: I knew I wanted to be a speech major, and in high school I took all my speech classes and four years of drama, four years choir, anything to do with the human voice. I spent one year in College of San Mateo, and I was on the forensics (debate) team. When I transferred to Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, at the beginning of my sophomore SHELTON year from CSM, one of my first classes was instructed by a Jesuit named Father Wendell Langley on comparative religions. Father Langley told us we would study Buddhism, Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, and existentialism. I raised my hand and said “Father, are you a practicing existentialist? He said no. I proposed that he would be bias in teaching as a priest. He asked if I think I could do a better job than him. I told him yes, on the subject of existentialism. He said, “OK, well, thatʼs going to happen later

in the semester, so whatever happens, those two weeks are yours.” At the end of those two weeks near the end of the semester, he told me I was really good and that I should consider college instruction. So I ended up with a minor in secondary education. Q: How long have you been at SJCC? A: Going on my 22nd year. Q:With your tenure at SJCC; what are your impressions and comments about the school. A: Well, SJCC has always intrigued me, as we have the poorest students with the lowest per capita income of any students out of the 11 other community colleges around us. Itʼs part of the reason I came to SJCC. I came here from Foothill College; I felt that the ultimate pay is that you can really feel the difference you are making, and that is the thing that has kept me here. Q: What prompted the creation of the Arts and Lectures program? A: I was in the Communication Studies Department, when it was housed in the theater, and realized that most of the time the theater was in the dark. I realized my background in speech communication is really oral interpretation of literature, so why donʼt use the theater, for an Arts and Lectures Program. When Patrick Gerster came here as the dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, I convinced him that we should start an Arts and Lectures program; he thought it was a great idea. I went to the district and made a proposal, which they approved. Sheltonʼs Arts and Lectures spring program ran from Feb. 24 to April 14, and was held in the Technology Center auditorium.

Career well spent After years of service Scales retires as dean BY LARRY HARRIS TIMES STAFF

With 14 faculty and staff retiring from San Jose City College and Evergreen Valley College this semester, retiring interim dean of Language Arts, Virginia Scales said she will celebrate the end of this semester. “I started teaching in 1974. I had a high school credential to teach but couldnʼt find work, so I continued on and received a masterʼs from San Jose State University,” Scales said. “I had an offer through a friend to work in the reading program at SJCC. I didnʼt know what was involved, but I began as an instructional aide at $5 an hour.” SCALES Scales said she faced a lot of difficulties in starting a career because “in those days there was not a lot of employment opportunity for women, just nursing and teaching.” Scales, a former San Jose City College student, said it took her six years at SJCC to graduate. “I began my education a little later … I took one class at a time and did not have a goal, I just wanted to take classes. At San Jose State University, I got more competitive and graduated in two years.” Scales said she constantly changes her ways of teaching. “I continually try something new and see if this thing works. We ask how do students learn,” Scales said. “We keep trying things, and sometimes they work. I plan to continue teaching ESL part time.” With her new-found time after retiring, Scales said she thinks about what she will do with her life often.

“Gardening. That will work for a while. Cleaning the house. That will work for a while,” Scales said. “I donʼt know long term what I am going to do other than teach part time. I have two children and two grandchildren. One grandchild is getting married this month.” Pat Gerster, dean of Humanities and Social Science, said Scales caring personality is what can set her apart. “She is terrific to work with,” Gerster said. “Since the early days there have been a lot of changes, instability in Language Arts, and Virginia parachuted into the middle of things. Her literacy about the programs, personalities and policies is invaluable.” Gerster said Scales is a charm to work with and does not know if any person can say a bad thing about Scales. Chris Frazier, president of the Academic Senate said Scales has so much institutional memory, much institutional knowledge, and a tremendous depth of knowledge of where we have come from and how much better we are today compared to how we used to be. “She has tremendous perspective on where people come from and what it means to be a woman professor,” Frazier said. “Her perspective is very rich and deep; it is something we should keep and hold to ourselves.” Frazier said she is a wonderful mentor and “is a tremendous individual. I honor her.” In one word, Tony LaRosa, president of the Media Club said Scales is “amazing.” LaRosa said she wears her heart on her sleeve. “Virginia sees the importance of not only verbal communication but written communication, the ability for people to pick something up and be informed,” La Rosa said. “I am sad to see her retire, but I am glad to know she is going to teach part time. I think she is really great she spreads herself all over campus, and it is amazing what she gets done.”

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Feel the music, see the dance Students come together for an end of semester production

BY ANALINCA NAJERA TIMES STAFF

Students came together for three nights to showcase their dance styles to ballet, modern, jazz, ballroom and hip-hop music at the “Together WE Dace” concert in the San Jose City College theater on May 5, 6 and 7. The dancers performed the technique and choreography they have learned from their instructors throughout this semester. Amber McCall, artistic director of the dance program and instructor of the ballet and modern dance classes has been teaching as the only full time dance faculty at SJCC since the fall of 2008. “I was very pleased with the studentʼs performance and the dance choreography,” Mc Call said. “I stress to the students the importance of taking dance seriously while still having fun and enjoying the process.” Jazz, hip-hop and ballroom Instructors include, Carol Abohatab, Samantha Giron and Lucy Yoo. There were 12 pieces of various dances that were performed. Including three artistic solo dances from student choreographers, Ashley

Austrie-Brown, Michelle Viegas and Amy Elizabeth Warren. These student dancers learned how to put together dances from a choreography class they have taken last spring. All their hours in the studio paid off because the dances were eye catching. From matching vibrant colored outfits to male dancers carrying their carrying their partners on their shoulders, it was perfectly fit to the tune of the their choreography and song. “I liked dance class because I met a lot of talented new people,” said Maggie Martinez, 18, journalism major. McCall recommends for next semesters aspiring performers to take a dance technique class. Such as ballet, modern or jazz because it will build oneʼs movement skills and coordination. “Many of our students are getting in their first dance class experience here at SJCC,” said McCall. “I think all of the classes can be inviting and accessible to beginners. Yet we also have ways to challenge the more advanced students.”

For anyone interested in performing for the fall concert can take the dancerʼs workshop that will be available Monday and Wednesday afternoons.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tuesday, May 17 ■ SJCC Academic Senate meeting in the Student Center 204, 2:10 p.m. Thursday, May 19 ■ Campus Technology Committee meeting in the Tech building 415, 12:30 p.m. ■ Student success committee in the Student Center 104, 1:30 p.m. ■ Transfer Celebration 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Career/Transfer Center Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21 ■ Track - California State Track & Field Championships at the American River Community College, all day Monday-Thursday, May 23 - May 26 ■ Book buybacks from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the campus bookstore Tuesday, May 24 ■ SJECCD Board meeting at District Office Board room, 6 p.m. Friday, May 27 ■ SJCC graduation ceremony at the football stadium, 6 p.m.

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Monday, June 13 ■ Textbook sales begin

1. What class has impacted you at SJCC and why? 2. What are your summer vacation plans?

Monday, June 20 ■ Summer session begins Friday, July 1 ■ LAST DAY TO DROP summer session classes without recieving a “W” on record. ■ LAST DAY TO APPLY for a refund of enrollment fees if classes were dropped on or before June 23, 2011 ■ LAST DAY TO SUBMIT Credit/No Credit forms to the Office of Admissions and Records Monday, August 8 ■ Fall booklist available

Erik Dollar Age: 21 Major: Business

Genet Alemu Age: 21 Major: Social Science

Jeff Perez Age: 29 Major: Business Administration

Eddie Gallegos Age: 18 Major: Undecided

■ Accounting because it was a lot of work. ■ Iʼm going to Seattle with my friends fo fun.

■ Ethnic studies because it taught me a lot about different cultures. ■ Work and find another job. Save up for next semester.

■ Chicano studies because I learned about my culture. I want to help people overcome oppression. ■ Exercise. To hit the break room and festivities.

■ English because it helped me with my grammar. ■ I will be attending a medical program at another school.

Christine Espinoza Age: 20 Major: Cosmetology

Robert Wood Age: 26 Major: History

Tifanny Hendershot Age: 20 Major: Micro Biology

Alyssa Castro Age: 21 Major: Liberal Arts

■ Every class in general because all my instructors are on point and motivate me. ■ Iʼm going to Hawaii.

■ Ethnic Studies with Professor Covarrubias because it changed my perspective on race. ■ Spend time in Monterey with my family, work and save up for SJSU.

■ My English teacher, Mr. Pino because he helped me develop my English skills. ■ Iʼm going to San Diego with my family to relax.

■ Art history with Mr. Kennedy because she was a great teacher. ■ Backpacking across Europe.

Monday, August 29 ■ Fall rental, in-store textbook Every Wednesday ■ Associated Students meet at 2 p.m. in Student Center room 204

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Tuesday, May 17 ■ SJCC Academic Senate meeting in the Student Center 204, 2:10 p.m. Thursday, May 19 ■ Campus Technology Committee meeting in the Tech building 415, 12:30 p.m. ■ Student success committee in the Student Center 104, 1:30 p.m. ■ Transfer Celebration 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Career/Transfer Center Friday and Saturday, May 20 & 21 ■ Track - California State Track & Field Championships at the American River Community College, all day Monday-Thursday, May 23 - May 26 ■ Book buybacks from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the campus bookstore Tuesday, May 24 ■ SJECCD Board meeting at District Office Board room, 6 p.m. Friday, May 27 ■ SJCC graduation ceremony at the football stadium, 6 p.m.

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Monday, June 13 ■ Textbook sales begin

1. What class has impacted you at SJCC and why? 2. What are your summer vacation plans?

Monday, June 20 ■ Summer session begins Friday, July 1 ■ LAST DAY TO DROP summer session classes without recieving a “W” on record. ■ LAST DAY TO APPLY for a refund of enrollment fees if classes were dropped on or before June 23, 2011 ■ LAST DAY TO SUBMIT Credit/No Credit forms to the Office of Admissions and Records Monday, August 8 ■ Fall booklist available

Erik Dollar Age: 21 Major: Business

Genet Alemu Age: 21 Major: Social Science

Jeff Perez Age: 29 Major: Business Administration

Eddie Gallegos Age: 18 Major: Undecided

■ Accounting because it was a lot of work. ■ Iʼm going to Seattle with my friends fo fun.

■ Ethnic studies because it taught me a lot about different cultures. ■ Work and find another job. Save up for next semester.

■ Chicano studies because I learned about my culture. I want to help people overcome oppression. ■ Exercise. To hit the break room and festivities.

■ English because it helped me with my grammar. ■ I will be attending a medical program at another school.

Christine Espinoza Age: 20 Major: Cosmetology

Robert Wood Age: 26 Major: History

Tifanny Hendershot Age: 20 Major: Micro Biology

Alyssa Castro Age: 21 Major: Liberal Arts

■ Every class in general because all my instructors are on point and motivate me. ■ Iʼm going to Hawaii.

■ Ethnic Studies with Professor Covarrubias because it changed my perspective on race. ■ Spend time in Monterey with my family, work and save up for SJSU.

■ My English teacher, Mr. Pino because he helped me develop my English skills. ■ Iʼm going to San Diego with my family to relax.

■ Art history with Mr. Kennedy because she was a great teacher. ■ Backpacking across Europe.

Monday, August 29 ■ Fall rental, in-store textbook Every Wednesday ■ Associated Students meet at 2 p.m. in Student Center room 204

Have a question? Email us your school, relationship or life questions to Jack and Jill.

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