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Chabot College TRUTH, LIBERTY & INTEGRITY

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Welcome to Chabot College Spring 2013


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Women, progress to the front-line

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SHOW #1 KCRH 89.9FM presents Flavors of Rock II: Sloppy Seconds on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at The Annex Rehearsal Studios, 2554 Grant Avenue in San Lorenzo, Calif. The showcase will feature five local bands, show begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost of admission is $10 presale and $12 at the door. LECTURE On January 29, 2013 there will be a lecture at Chabot College on Effective Parenting with Michelle Sherry and Kathy Kelley. This is the first in a semester long series of community lectures given by Chabot’s Academic Faculty Senate. According to Kelly, “The lectures are a way of sharing what we do, what we know and offering the community an opportunity to experience some of the expertise and information we make available to students. This is a gift of appreciation to the community for their ongoing support of our college and our efforts.” All lectures are at 6:30 pm in the Community Event Center in building 700, free to the public and the President’s Office is supplying free beverages. Each lecture will be about 45 minutes to an hour long followed by a half hour Q & A period. SHOW #2 Into the Pit will be having their third showcase on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at 8 p.m. at The Gilman, 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA. Local bands performing include Heart of a Warrior, Dennis is Dead, Without Regret, Bad Times Crew, and Mastiff. The cost of admission is $10 and all ages are welcomed. CAMPUS Club Rush Day will be in the cafeteria, Building 2300, on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Over 25 clubs from all around campus will be at tables with information, giveaways, resources and opportunities to make friends and get involved on campus.

U.S. Army Reserve female military police officer Spc. Chavarria (right) provides security during a combat life saver training course at Camp Parks in Dublin, Calif. on Jan. 13, 2013. By Tammy Lee

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In a historical move recognizing the role of women in the defense of our nation, officials stated on Wednesday, January 22, 2013 that U.S. Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, has decided to lift the military ban on women in combat and serving on the front line, overturning a 1994 decision which stated that women could not serve in small front-line combat units. Reaction among the Chabot College campus regarding the breaking news has been positive and In support of the decision. A Marine of the Hayward Recruiting Depot, Private Randel Jackson said, “If women want to

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fight on the front lines, they have the right to defend our nation.” Military veteran and Chabot College ASCC President Titawny Cook stated that “women often engage in combat currently with the drive, motivation, passion and dedication to serving in a combat role in a military position just as any man would have. “By lifting the ban, they will be able to get better training and to be edged more towards being able to be efficient in combat versus having to engage in extreme combat and perform dual roles. I really look at it as an expansion and a lot of women would be more than proud to do that. So I think it’s an excellent thing. I

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think it’s been a long time coming and I’m glad to finally see it happen.” Panetta’s decision gives the military until May 15 to submit a plan to determine how quickly the new combat positions will open up and which ones will be closed to women and exempt from the policy with a target date of January 2016 for the policy to take full effect. Officials will make a formal announcement later today. As of 2012, women make up 14 percent of the U.S. military. More than 165,000 women are enlisted and active in the armed services. Sources: U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard, http://www. militarywoman.org.

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Resources that can help

Hayward, California

By Alex Harmon

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The beginning of the semester can be a bit overwhelming for college students, whether you are a returning or new student. Attending Chabot College means more than just taking classes. There are numerous resources offered to students to help kick-off the start of each semester. The Chabot College’s library offers a large collection of books, databases, study spots and more to help students who have gaps between classes or are looking for a quiet place to do work. The Library is located in the center of campus on the upper level of building 100. The library opens during the week, Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, the library closes at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, it stays open until 7 p.m. On Fridays, it closes early at noon. Access to

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the library’s databases and online supplies, Chabot College apparel, resources can be reached with your snacks and more. The bookstore is W# via http://www.chabotcollege. open Monday-Thursday from 7:45 edu/library/. a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Fridays 7:45 Students who have questions a.m.- 12:00 p.m. or concerns about classes, admisAt Chabot there are several opsions, records, Important registration dates financial aid, and other reLast day to add, or drop with NGR, Febuary 8 in-person sources can find assistance or drop with NGR Febuary 10 Last day to add online with the various student Febuary 21 Last day to apply for Pass/No Pass services departments loLast day to drop with a “W” inApril 12 cated in buildperson ing 700 on the eastern side of campus. Due to tions for getting a quick snack or budget cuts, you can call the admis- lunch on and around campus. The sions and records offices for their cafeteria and coffee shop located up to date hours at (510) 723-6700. in Building 2300 offers several opThe quickest way to get books tions including breakfast entrees, and supplies is right here on cam- pizza, burgers, nachos, salads and pus. The Chabot College bookstore, more. The coffee shop features located between building 2300 and Starbucks Coffee along with bathe gymnasium, has textbooks, gels, drinks, and snacks.

How to stay healthy during the flu season By Ryan Rasberry

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Influenza, also known as the “flu” has come on strong this year hitting most of the country with high volume. In the state of California it hasn’t reached a pandemic like the rest of the nation but Chabot College is

still taking precautions to keep our campus safe and healthy. An email sent to students and staff by the Chabot Student Health & Wellness Center explained what the flu is and its symptoms are. The e-mail included a link to a YouTube video on how to prevent catching the virus as well as spreading it.

The email reads that the best ways to prevent the virus are flu vaccinations and having good hygiene. For those who may have caught the virus, it is advised to isolate yourself from others until your fever has been broken for at least 24 hours. It’s unclear whether the state will reach the epidemic levels of severe illness that have forced public health authorities to declare emergencies last week in some parts of the country, including New York City. In the Bay Area, there’s still time to get a flu shot.

Tips for taking online courses By Galia Abushi

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As the spring semester begins, many students at Chabot take different classes and courses online. This can be an advantage if a student has a busy schedule, lives distant from the college campus or just are not able to attend normal college hours. Here are some tips to help students succeed in completing their online classes this semester. It’s good for students to know how to navigate through the websites for their assignments. They should spend a few minutes working the site so they know how to use it, know which links go to where and know the technology of it. Students should always read the directions on their assignments. People assume they know what to do and they end up missing one or two parts of the assignment. Online courses take up time that we may or may not have. Students should fit enough time in their schedules just for online classes and studying. It is never good to be doing assignments last minute. Make

time specifically for homework and studying. It’s a good idea to check schedules before registering for classes, just in case certain classes may not fit a student’s working schedule. Students should use email to communicate with their instructors to ask questions they may have. If students are taking classes on campus, it won’t hurt to visit the instructor’s office and ask questions, if needed. A clean and organized workplace is always good. Students should keep their workplaces this way to make it easier for them to study and work efficiently. Online classes require students to have the ability to work independently. If a student feels otherwise, then maybe taking an online class isn’t the best decision for them. Use your resources! Read the book, pick up that dictionary or thesaurus, they are there to help you. Students should always keep themselves motivated when taking online classes. If students have a time set to finish an assignment early, they will feel better about finishing future assignments on time.

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On the southern end of campus next to the Performing Arts center is Chabot’s popular food truck. It features a wide selection with some items similar to the cafeteria. However it rumored to be cheaper and more convenient. Outside of campus, Jack in the Box, Quickly, Subway, Burger King, and Eon Café are some of the food offerings nearby. The Associated Students of Chabot College or ASCC office is where many campus activities and events are organized is located on the second floor of Building 2300 down the hall from the newsroom of the Chabot student newspaper The Spectator, which is located in room 2325. For more information and a complete list of school resources, clubs, activities, and more can be found at http://www.chabotcollege. edu. Good luck and enjoy your spring semester at Chabot!

Reports from the Department of Public Health suggest that California’s flu season is starting nearly a week earlier than usual, but that’s not a dramatic difference. Influenza is known to be unpredictable from year to year, according to infectious disease experts. The health clinic at Chabot does offer flu shots, but supplies are limited. If you have any questions contact the Chabot Student Health and Wellness Center at (510) 723-7625 or email them at ccstudenthealth@ chabotcollege.edu.


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PLEASE RECYCLE

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Damarius Jones (41), setting up for a 3 point against Las Positas College at Chabot College on Friday Jan. 18, 2013.

DATE Jan. 25 Feb. 1 Feb. 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 13 Feb.15 Feb. 20

Men’s Basketball Schedule 2013

OPPONENT

Jan. 26 Ohlone College Jan. 30 Bye Feb. 1 Canãda College Feb. 6 Skyline College Feb. 8 San Francisco CC Feb. 13 Las Positas College Feb.15 Foothill College Feb. 20 Ohlone College Feb. 22 Bye Feb. 27 1st Round Regional Playoff March 1-2 2nd Round Regional Playoff March 6 3rd Round Regional Playoff March 9 Regional Championship March 15-16 State Final 4

LOCATION TIME Fremont

7 p.m.

Chabot Skyline Chabot Las Positas Foothill Chabot

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

TBA TBA TBA TBA Sacramento

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Women’s Basketball Schedule 2013 OPPONENT

Gavilan College San Mateo College Skyline College San Francisco CC Las Positas College Foothill College Gavilan College

LOCATION TIME Gavilan Chabot Skyline Chabot Las Positas Foothill Chabot

5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m.

Monina Cuyaghan (15) on a break away against Las Positas College at Chabot College on Friday Jan. 18, 2013.

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