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May 15, 2013 | www.TheBroadsideOnline.com | Vol. 61, Issue 25

Obamacare: Examining the health care plan

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ealth insurance is about to change in the U.S. The Affordable Health Care Act known as “Obamacare” goes into effect January 2014. This act, passed on March 21, 2010, will bring many changes to all health coverage for all ages, according to Rod Hanson, assistant professor of political science at Central Oregon Community College. “This is basically just an [individual] insurance mandate,” Hanson said, “just a way the government decided upon to make sure all U.S. citizens have some form of health coverage.” A public forum regarding the Health Care Act was planned by Lonna Pruett Rand, a Health and Information Technology major at COCC, and a group of COCC students working together as part of a class project for an HIT class. "Obamacare changes almost on a daily basis,” Pruett Rand explained. “Politics aside, we need to know what is really happening with this issue and how it will affect us.” The portion of the Health Care Act that will have the largest impact on students is the individual mandate, according to Hanson. OBAMACARE, page 5

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Campus Word We asked four students on campus what’s your comfort food, and why?

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Ice cream. If something bad is happening or I’m going through a rough time, just eat some ice cream.” -Breeana Thompson

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Cookies because I’m currently eating a cookie and I’m comfortable.” -Dylan Carroll Ice cream, because it’s cold and soothing and gives me a great feeling.” -Teddy Boles

Spaghetti, because I like Italian food.” -Noel Yarngo


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Today is the last day to choose your ASCOCC Council:

Who are you voting for? ► View letters of intent from each candidate at TheBroadsideOnline.com

Anthony Mattioda

Dalton McDaniel

Damaris Monroy

Eliot Collins

Hailey Jorgensen

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Kelly Huskey

Kurt Killinger

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XCEED program takes would-be entrepreneurs from idea to reality Scott Greenstone The Broadside

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ric Spieth was hired to build a world-class business program from scratch in 2011. Today, that program is XCEED, a 15-week course Spieth teaches at Central Oregon Community College. “We wanted to create a course that would really serve both our students and the community at large,” Spieth said. “Having those two groups interfacing is very exciting for networking and collaboration.” XCEED is composed of six classes, two credits each, designed to take a potential business owner through an entrepreneurial journey. “In 15 weeks, you can go from idea to investment-ready business plan,” Spieth said.

Spieth envisions XCEED giving back primarily to the community. Small business owner, Ned Powers from Bend Tech is taking XCEED even though he already has an MBA in hospital administration. “You need a lot more than being a tinker or an inventor to develop an idea you can sell,” Powers said. The problem with most startups that fail is the owners don’t know how to get their ideas out of their head and into their product, according to Powers. So, for “wouldbe business owners” who don’t have years to put into a degree, XCEED is perfect. “It’s like a mini-MBA,” Powers said. Powers is currently in the final section of the class, “Presenting to Win,” where he’s learning how to get funding for his business. Richard Farr, C.E.O. of ConversionMax, a Bend consulting

business, built his startup into a successful business during the course. Farr learned to “look at the big picture” and discovered ways to look at it from “different angles.” The program is only for people who are serious about building a business, according to Farr. “If you just want to take a class,” Farr said, “it might not be for you.” Businesses like Farr’s and Powers’ are why XCEED exists, Spieth explained. He sees XCEED developing businesses that go outside of Central Oregon but bring capital and jobs back locally. “Twenty percent of new job creation comes from small businesses. If we can create one or two or three viable businesses in Central Oregon a year, that would be a viable outcome.” Spieth said. “The future depends on a startup economy.” (Contact: sgreentsone@cocc.edu)

In fifteen weeks, you can go from idea to investmentready business plan.” -Eric Spieth, Entrepreneur Instructor


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Livable wages in two years or less

► Students get real life experience in the automotive lab at COCC.

Auto Service Techs and Mechanics

17.2% Emergency Medical Technician

33.3% ►Emergency medical technician training at COCC. Jobs in the healthcare field are expected to grow more than the national average over the next ten years.

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tudents are finding a fast track to the workforce without a fouryear degree. At Central Oregon Community College, students are earning technical certificates and two-year degrees that can place them into a growing job market, according to Chris Redgrave, director of manufacturing at COCC. “In general the number of future jobs that do not require a four-year degree is expected to be very high.” Redgrave said. “If [students] are looking at what can make them money now, the twoyear degree makes a lot of sense.” The demand for many technical careers is forecasted to grow at a higher rate from 2010-2020 than the national average of 14.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is especially true in the healthcare field, where Emergency Medical technicians and paramedics are likely to see an increase in demand of over 33 percent and registered nurses an increase of 26 percent. Wages for these jobs are also comparable to state averages. As of May 2012 the average Oregon worker took home just over $45,000 annually. Comparatively, registered and practical nurses, massage therapists and computer numerical controlled machine operators all earned higher yearly incomes, according to the BLS. Auto technology instructor Ken Mays sees the value of technical training to his students as more than just monetary. “Money is not usually the first thing [students look for],” said Mays. “Its passion for what we do. People are coming to get a skill and go to work.” At the COCC Manufacturing and Applied Technology Center in Redmond, students get hands-on experience in a flexible and team-oriented environment, said welding instructor Dennis Simenson. “The key is that we are self-paced,” Simenson said. “[It] teaches you to be self-directed, which is what manufacture companies want.” In addition to this flexibility, tech careers are more welcoming to individuals who may have a criminal background and are hoping to better themselves, Simenson said. This acceptance is echoed in many of the technical programs at COCC. “We are an industry that works” Ken Mayes said. “College is not necessarily for everybody, but skills are necessary for everybody.” Darwin Ikard The Broadside

People are coming to get a skill, and go to work.” -Ken Mays, auto technology instructor at COCC ◄ Welding is one of many manufacturing certificates offered on the COCC Redmond campus.

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(Contact:dikard@cocc.edu)

COCC incident reports, April 29 to May 6 Incident Date

Classification

Synopsis

Location

4/29/2013

Repeat Parking OffenderRepeat parking offenders referred to Student Life.

4/29/2013

Trespass

No trespass order issued to subject.

Juniper Res. Hall

4/29/2013

Informational

Informaiton provided to Public Safety on a previous case.

Safety and Security

4/29/2013

Civil Standby

Request for a civil standby on the Bend campus.

Book Store

4/29/2013

Harassment

Reports of a possible harassment occuring on the Bend campus.

Mazama

4/29/2013

Injury

Reports of a subject sustaining an injury.

Mazama

4/29/2013

Suspect

Reports of a subject causing a disturbance on the Bend campus; no trespass order issued.

Barber Library

4/29/2013

Theft

Reports of a theft occuring on the Bend campus.

Campus Center

5/2/2013

Medical

Medical call on the Bend campus.

Boyle Ed. Center

Safety and Security


Affordable Health Care Act Molly Svendsen | The Broadside

Generally the idea of providing health care is a good idea. The question is, should this be done at the national, state or individual level?” -Rod Hanson, assistant professor of political science at COCC

Obamacare, from page 1 “One of the pieces that will come into effect right away is this individual mandate,” Hanson said. “[Meaning] that every U.S. citizen has some type of insurance coverage, whether it be government funded or private insurances.” Individuals under age 26 who are still living at home will be able to stay on their parents insurance plan until age 26 which according to Hanson, could possibly help more individuals to have insurance coverage. Those who choose to remain uninsured will be fined yearly, according to Hanson. The fine will be $95 the first year and will steadily increase thereafter. “In the meantime, we are going to have people who are just going to wait until that fine gets larger,” Hanson explained. “It would be wise to get an insurance plan right away, just because what if something happens and suddenly you need [insurance], but a small fine may not get people to see this.” The healthy, younger generation may not realize the importance of having an insurance plan, and Hanson questions the effectiveness of such a small fine. “It is the younger group that might not generally have insurance,” Hanson said, “because their health is good, and they [feel] it isn’t necessary yet.” Overall, Hanson believes this act is a positive idea, and he hopes it will have a positive impact on the community. “Generally the idea of providing health care is a good idea,” Hanson said. “The question is, should this be done at the national, state or individual level?” Both Hanson and PruettRand believe students should stay informed about how the Health Care Act will affect them. "It is critical to stay up to date on the changes and what this means for us,” PruettRand said.

Obamacare changes almost on a daily basis. Politics aside, we need to know what is really happening with this issue and how it will affect us.” -Lonna Pruett Rand, Health and Information Technology major at COCC

(Contact: msvendsen@cocc.edu)

Proposed changes under the Affordable Health Care Act: Create an insurance mandate for all US citizens. Allow individuals under age 26 and living with parents to stay covered under parents’ insurance plan. Impose a yearly fine for those still uninsured. Mandate that businesses with over 50 employees provide health care coverage. Offer tax credits to small businesses in compliance with providing health care coverage. Increase taxes on drug companies by $27 billion making access to health care more costly for seniors.

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A basic health care plan for 24-yearold male or female with a general $5,000 deductible is approximately $72 monthly from Regence Blue Cross Insurance.

$695 Amount of yearly tax for individuals without insurance

[According to Rod Hanson]

$325 ▲

Public Forum at COCC on Obamacare: “Understanding Obamacare: What it means for you in 2014” • Guest speaker Patrick O’Keffe • Tuesday May 21, 2013 • Pioneer Hall, Hitchcock Auditorium • 6pm to 8pm

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features Bilingual candidates have

FOREIGN LANGUAGES POLL

advantage in job search Molly Svendsen The Broadside

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earning a foreign language could give you skills that would help you get a job, according to Joshua Evans, Central Oregon Community College Assistant Professor of Spanish. Evans believes knowing a second language gives potential employees a “leg up” in comparison to non-bilingual applicants. “I think it helps students entering today’s workforce,” Evans said. “Especially with Spanish, bilingual candidates will have an advantage.” Foreign languages such as spanish are important now, and will become increasingly important as immigration continues, Evans said. “There is an increasingly large number of mainly Spanish speaking citizens,” Evans said. “I feel it is almost a kind of civic responsibility to know Spanish nowadays.” Along with Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, German and French are also increasing in importance , according to Evans. “Chinese is going to be huge with regards to commerce in the future,” Evans said.

Kirsten Larwin, instructor of french at COCC, said that French is now being spoken all over the world. “I think that learning a foreign language is an incredibly rewarding experience, and also one that requires a strong commitment.” Larwin said. “The ability to speak a foreign language absolutely gives a job applicant an advantage over his or her competitors . Prospective employers would almost certainly look favorably upon such a skill.” Learning a language can help students not only in their career searches, but for those seeking to “broaden their horizons” and learn about other cultures, Larwin explained. “You uncover so much rich information about other cultures as you study a foreign language,” Larwin said. By learning phrases and words of a new language, students are able to learn a little bit of the customs of a different culture, according to Larwin. “Language is one of the ways a person can truly begin to understand another culture,” Larwin explained. “As students make discoveries about how the language works, it’s wonderful to see their horizons

Birding spots recommeded by Moodie: · Hatfield Lake · Sawyer Park · Wikiup Resevoir

broaden as they gain insight into another part of the world.” Evans agrees that being bilingual not only helps with career searches, but also with many other aspects of life. “The phrase ‘being a citizen of the world’...learning second language definitely helps with that,” Evans explained. “Also, I would say language study translates well into certain aspects of being a musician.” Due to his background in foreign language, Evans chose to raise his twoyear-old daughter bilingual. “I worked so hard to perfect my second language,” Evans said. “If it’s something I can pass on to her, then why not?” Even though learning a language can be a difficult task, according to Larwin, students should try to focus on the enjoyment of what they are learning. “It can be difficult at times, but it’s a wonderful challenge and it’s so satisfying for the students to look back [at] where they were on day one,” Larwin said. “It’s always a good idea to step back and see how far you’ve come, it’s encouraging.”

Do you know another language? Yes: 21 No: 29 If yes, which language? A: Spanish 13 B: French 5 C: Mandarin Chinese 1 D: German 0 E: Other 2 Do you intend to learn an additional language? Yes: 19 No: 4 Maybe: 27 If yes, what language would you be most likely to learn: A: Spanish 8 B: French 4 C: Mandarin Chinese 2 D: German 1 E: Other 3 Do you feel knowing another language would be beneficial in your job search? Yes: 31 No: 2 Maybe: 17

(Contact: msvendsen@cocc.edu)

Birding at COCC: Biology students take learning outdoors Megan Campbell The Broadside

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irders can see species of birds that are not common to Central Oregon in spring. That is one of the reasons why every spring quarter Central Oregon Community College biology professor, Jim Moodie bases his General Biology III class in ornithology, the study of birds. “May is a good time to be watching species because of migration” Moodie said. “A lot of them won’t be staying here.” On Saturdays at the COCC campus, Moodie has seen “huge flocks” of Cedar Waxwing, Western Bluebird and Sapsucker bird species along

their migratory process. “That’s the beauty of migration,” Moody said. “You can get lots of things that pass through.” Moodie arranges a weekly field trip to a nearby bird-watching spot for his Biology students, who are supplied with binoculars. “I’ve always tried to do themes with my courses,” Moodie said, “and since I had an ornithology background, I thought I would focus on the birds as a way to get students outside.” Moodie studied ornithology in Minnesota and Oklahoma and helped complete bird surveys at Idaho State University prior to moving to Central Oregon. The emphasis of General Biology III is ecology, the study of the interaction between people and their environment, so Moodie sees the course as an opportunity to get students interested in wildlife, whether it is birds, plant life, or something else. “I thought this is something they could actually do for the rest of their life if t hey get into it,” Moodie said, “and if they don’t, maybe they’ll realize there are other things they could be looking at.”

Dragonflies are “getting big right now,” according to Moodie, and a lot of birders are switching over. Moodie believes his Biology III course can change the way students relate to wildlife. “They are more aware that there’s not just people out there and I think it’s had an effect,” Moodie said. “I’ve had students tell me that now, they can’t just drive by a bird without identifying it, so I think they are getting more in touch with ecology.” One birding technique is “pishing,” in which birders use voice to mimic a small bird’s alarm call to get birds to come within sight. “They will tend to pop out because they want to see where it’s coming from” Moodie said. Most students take Biology III to fill their science and lab credit, according to Moodie. Current Biology III student Sarah Alex appreciates the outdoor aspect of the course. “The labs are outside,” Alex said, “and I don’t have to dissect anything.” (Contact: mhcampbell@cocc.edu)


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Operation Don’t Go Broke:

Listen to the music you love

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Anna Quesenberry The Broadside Operation Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college. If you love music but have a problem with stealing it, then you may not have much of a music collection. Music-lovers on a budget can rock out without breaking the bank by following these tips: • Share music with friends. Snag songs from your buddies’ music library by copying them onto a USB drive. • Burn your own cd’s. Compile a list of tracks and burn them to a disc that can be played in the car. • Free iTunes downloads. Check iTunes weekly for their free “single of the week.” • Public library. Browse and request CDs on the Deschutes Public Library’s website and on their “Freegal Music” site you’ll find many free music downloads. • Free summer concerts. This summer, s pend your Sunday afternoons sprawled out on the grass at the Les Schwab Amphitheater for “Free Summer Sunday Concerts” sponsored by St. Charles. For more information visit: http://www.bendconcerts. com/St-Charles-FREE-Summer-Sunday-Concerts.html • Local live shows. Catch live shows at local breweries and restaurants. For up to date information go to 92.9’s “Live Music Line-up” http://www.929online.com/page.php?page_id=29765 • Online streaming. Stream music for free on Pandora, Spotify, YouTube and Pitchfork. Second year COCC nursing student Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money. (Contact: aquesenberry@cocc.edu)

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hey go in as students and come out health care professionals. Students of Central Oregon Community College’s nursing program strive to achieve academic and clinical preparation required to pass state and national licensure exams and become certified nursing assistants, practical nurses, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. National Nurses Week was held on May 6-12, according to the American Nurses Association website. It was developed by ANA to “celebrate nurses and all that they do.” COCC nursing student, Summer Randall, was in the process of pursuing a law degree when she realized she should have gone into nursing. “I had to be hands on,” Randall said, “working with people.” The key to nursing is “preventative” care, according to Randall. “I love it,” Randall said, regarding the nursing school experience at COCC. (Contact: aquesenberry@cocc.edu)

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Camera. Capture summer concert memories by snapping photos and recording video.

Easy to carry bag. A small “cross-body” bag is perfect for stashing your phone, keys and cash.

Designated driver. Ask a friend in advance to pick you up after the show or reserve a ride with Sober Dudes.

Summer concert essentials: Photo by Stephen Badger The Broadside

Sunblock. Count on being in the sun for hours, wear sunblock and bring some along to reapply after you’ve sweat through the first layer. Consider wearing a hat for added protection.

Cash. Carry cash; you can’t count on the venue accepting credit/debit cards. Sunglasses. Don’t let sunshine stop you from seeing the band front and center.

Blanket. You may want to spread a blanket out on the grass to lounge during slow songs.

Water. Stay hydrated to avoid being escorted from the show on a stretcher.


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ood-carts are a tradition on the east coast and they’ve just recently started to turn up in Central Oregon. This summer try some of the tastiest food on the street and to start you might visit these three vendors:

New cart on the block Anna Quesenberry The Broadside

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end’s newest food cart, The Brown Owl, hits the streets on May 18. Their love for food and outgoing personalities inspired Lisandro and Gretchen Ramon to go into the food-cart industry. “We work together,” Gretchen Ramon said. “We are a serious team not to be messed with.” The husband and wife duo will be serving up breakfast and lunch daily from their new custom-built food cart in downtown Bend next to Drake Park. “We’re going to rotate a seasonal menu,” Lisandro Ramon said. “Things will change all the time. If we feel like doing French toast one day, we’ll do that.” The Brown Owl’s base menu will feature breakfast sandwiches, hash, burritos and rice bowls, explained Lisandro Ramon. “We like to sit down and plan menus together,” Gretchen Ramon said. “That’s really fun.” Since Gretchen Ramon doesn’t eat a lot of meats, customers can expect to see some vegetarian and vegan options on the menu. Although there will be vegan options, Gretchen Ramon sees nothing wrong with occasionally cooking with a little rendered bacon fat. “Bacon grease like my granny did,” Gretchen Ramon said. Originally from Oklahoma, Lisandro and Gretchen Ramon bring a couple different backgrounds to the table. “My dad’s from Argentina,” Lisandro Ramon said. “I grew up with a lot of [grilled] meats and chimichurri, so that will definitely play a big influence.” Gretchen Ramon’s background is centered around southern food. “I’m really southern. I like a lot of fried stuff.” Gretchen Ramon said. “There’ll be some down-home country-girl style.” Customers can expect fresh, hearty American food with a fusion, according to Lisandro Ramon, who plans to purchase all the food he can locally. “We’re trying to primarily source everything as locally as possible,” Lisandro Ramon said. “We’re making everything from scratch.” Menu items will range from five to nine dollars at The Brown Owl, which relatively speaking is “very affordable,” according to Lisandro Ramon. “We don’t want to be pricey,” Gretchen Ramon said, “We want everybody to be able to afford our food.” Along with their “good quality, local food,” Gretchen and Lisandro Ramon plan to draw customers to The Brown Owl with their southern hospitality and family-friendly vibe. “We’re going to be crazy, funky, cool.” Gretchen Ramon said. “We dance. Everything’s very fun. We love to keep it light-hearted, real, upbeat and friendly.” (Contact: aquesenberry@cocc.edu)

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hat started as a joke has now become a lucrative business for “Glazed and Amused” food truck owners Tony Santopolo and Darcie Davis. Originally called “Zombie Donuts,” “Glazed and Amused” has become a hotspot for dessert-seekers in downtown Bend. “Glazed and Amused” features a bevy of sweet treats, including the pulled pork and pineapple-covered “Maui Wowi,” the whiskey-infused “Car Bomb,” and the bacon-wrapped “Rosco.” Bring a friend to help finish these treats--they’re massive. (Contact: jlgraham@cocc.edu)


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hen you’re in the mood for something on the savory side, biscuits and gravy can’t be beat. Whip up this downhome diner food yourself for under under $10. While biscuits are baking, cook breakfast sausage and whisk up some country gravy. Take your B-and-G to “heart attack” level by serving it with a fried egg.

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Answer to last week’s question: There are 2,166 parking spaces on campus (Information provided by COCC’s General Informations Systems program.)


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Oblivion:

A barren wasteland of a movie Jarred Graham The Broadside

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f all you want from a movie is to be wowed by special effects, then look no further than Oblivion. With such an uninspired storyline, one would hope that the visual effects would be well done, and in that regard Oblivion doesn’t disappoint. The story goes that there was a tribe of aliens who blew up the moon, plunging Earth into seismic chaos. War ensued, in which mankind was victorious, but the planet lay in such disarray that humans had no choice but to abandon Earth. Tom Cruise plays the onenote protagonist, Jack Harper, ADVERTISEMENTS

who has been assigned to extract Earth’s dwindling resources before heading into space with the rest of the survivors. Shortly before leaving Earth for good, he stumbles upon a mysterious woman on Earth’s surface a woman he has seen in his dreams--leading him to question his mission and his own existence. What follows is standard post-apocalyptic sci-fi fare that drags on until a contrived, predictable ending. What Oblivion lacks in a compelling story or fully-fleshed characters, it somewhat makes up for in visuals. There are some truly

spectacular shots throughout Oblivion. Harper’s recon missions often find him soaring over pristine landscapes and some impressive, futuristic machinery, but there’s nothing stunning enough to forgive the stale second act and eye-roll inducing attempts at humorous one-liners. Harper spends more time making quips to his dashboard bobble-head than actually interacting with other humans. The result is an agitating doldrum that leaves the audience begging for credits to start rolling. One redeeming factor of Oblivion is the film’s

score, composed by M83’s Anthony Gonzalez. M83’s spacey, atmospheric sound is a perfect match for Oblivion’s sweeping shots of outer space and a vacuous, decimated Earth. The track “StarWaves” in particular imbues M83s signature ambient sound, creating a bright spot in an otherwise dull experience. It might actually be a wiser investment to go buy the soundtrack than pay the price of admission. Oblivion presents itself as a modern sci-fi epic, but is nothing more than a stylish amalgam of post-

apocalyptic cliches. It’s as if the director threw as many sci-fi tropes at the screen as possible to see what would stick. The “villain-strikesa-match-to-light-a-darkspace” schtick has been done so many times, seeing it in Oblivion was beyond cringe-worthy. Great music and cool visuals might impress to a certain degree, but a stale plot and insipid dialogue will make moviegoers want to send this movie into oblivion. (Contact: jlgraham@cocc. edu)


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otal Fit, taught by Jenny Cruickshank, works college students and faculty into shape. Rain or shine students push their limits every class session. On May 2, Total Fit students split into groups and rotated between running on the track, doing upper body exercises and rugby.

▲ Josh Maquet and his group works upper body.

▲ Deanna Holliman runs laps as part of Total Fit workout session. ► Total Fit students finish another challenging workout. Photos by Stephen Badger

Music Practice in Wille Hall

► Music student Max Burns plays an etude from Mario Bordigni in Wille Hall. “It’s my favorite place to practice on campus.” said Burns. Photos by Darwin Ikard


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Astronomy on campus

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tudents in Astronomy GS 107 observe the sun through a 50x telescope. The purpose of the lab is to provide a visual for the concepts that they have been learning. The telescopes provide enough magnification for students to see solar flares on the sun.

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â–˛ Miranda Simone takes a look at the sun during lab. Photo by Stephen Badger. ADVERTISEMENTS


16 The Broadside | May 15, 2013 ADVERTISEMENT

THE COCC FIRST NATIONS STUDENT UNION WELCOMES YOU

2013 Annual Central Oregon Community College

SALMON BAKE

Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., COCC Bend, Athletic Field

FREE LUNCH AND PRESENTATIONS: Open to the public Donations accepted for the First Nations Student Union scholarship fund. Raffle tickets for sale for donated vendor gifts — three for $5 — with all proceeds going to the FNSU scholarship fund.

LUNCH INCLUDES

FOR mORE INFORmATION

salmon, salad, fry bread, beans and ice tea or lemonade

Gina Ricketts: 541.318.3782 rricketts@cocc.edu www.cocc.edu/Native-American-Events

PRESENTATIONS By

Ed Edmo — storyteller Wasco, Paiute, Umatilla and Aztec Dancers

SPONSORED By ASCOCC First Nations Student Union COCC Native American Programs

Photo above: Anne Morin, 2009 Ed Edmo tells his stories by Tsagagalal, She Who Watches, at Horse Thief Lake and explains the importance of the pictographs and petroglyphs in the area to Native people of the Columbia River. Photo above left: Paiute dancers from Burns, Oregon

2600 NW College Way, Bend

♿ In advance of College events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because

of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541.383.7775. For accommodation because of other disability such as hearing impairment, contact Annie Walker: 541.383.7743.

The Broadside 5-15-13  

The Broadside, COCC's weekly newspaper.

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