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Missing classes affect grades and pocketbook

Skipping Class cost you?

Molly Svendsen The Broadside


ant to save an easy $15? Go to class. Skipping classes can affect more than your grades. For a four-credit class that meets bi-weekly, the cost of one class is $15.10. Many students focus on the academic effects of skipping class, not fully realizing this is something they have paid, according to Vickery Viles, academic advisor at Central Oregon Community College. “In my experience, students who are paying for school themselves tend to be acutely aware of the need to be successful in the class and get what they want out of the class,” Viles said. Viles previously counseled a student who was making very little progress in his classes. “In talking with him, he didn’t seem to understand the gravity of the situation,” Viles said. “It wasn’t until I converted it to dollars for him, that he realized the effects of this. After hearing how much it cost; he was astounded.” Attending class is connected with success, according to Viles. “There is no doubt that performance is directly correlated with performance,” Viles said. “Presence in class equals success.”

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A&E 10 Calendar 15 Campus Word 2 Clubs & Sports 14 Crossword/Sudoku 13 Editorials 2 Features 6 Incident Report 4&5 News 3

Graphic by Jarred Graham | The Broadside

Appointment committee to select half of next year’s ASCOCC Cedar Goslin The Broadside


ix people serve on the student council, yet on May 16, the student body only elected three. The other three Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College positions will be hired by a hiring committee. The committee consists of the three elected council members, Thomas Barry, who is a sociology professor at Central Oregon Community College, and Zel-

da Ziegler, a chemistry professor at COCC. This policy exists because of a historic lack of interest in campaigning for the council positions, according to Taran Underdal, ASCOCC advisor. “These last few years have been unprecedented,” said Underdal. “Where we’ve actually had a larger number of students running.” Electing three members and hiring the rest gives students who aren’t comfortable with campaigning a chance to participate on the council, according to Underdal.

“I believe the whole campaigning process is intimidating for the average community college student,” said Underdal. Campaigning can also be difficult on a community college campus, according to Underdal, because there is not always a consistent group of students around. “It’s hard to make connections and build support,” said Underdal. There are benefits to COCC’s method of selecting the members of the ASCOCC

council, according to Underdal. “One thing that I love, is that it gives elected members a chance to be on a hiring committee,” she said. Underdal believes hiring other students provides council members valuable job experience. Council members also get experience with the hiring process by staffing their office with assistants.

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editorials thebroadside EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cedar Goslin MANAGING EDITOR Jarred Graham ASSISTANT EDITOR Anna Quesenberry PRODUCTION MANAGER Andrew Greenstone MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Scott Greenstone NEWS EDITOR Molly Svendsen FFEATURES EDITOR Sydnee O’Loughlin REPORTERS Darwin Ikard Kaycee Robinson PHOTOGRAPHERS Noah Hughes Stephen Badger MULTIMEDIA Jeremy Pierce PAGINATORS Darwin Ikard Rhyan McLaury COPY EDITOR Junnelle Hogen ADVISOR Leon Pantenburg 2600 NW College Way Bend, OR 97701 541-383-7252

COCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.


ASCOCC is advocating for someone, but it’s not you Cedar Goslin The Broadside


s your student council really looking out for your best interests? The Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College meeting on May 22 suggests they may not be. During the meeting, council members discussed areas from which they could pull money, partially to dedicate more funding to council participation in the Oregon Student Association. In line for the chopping block were the discounted student bus passes and future on-campus childcare. Fortunately, those areas were spared in the long run, but other programs weren’t so lucky. The COCC garden, branch campuses and Summer Training to Revive Indigenous Vision and Empowerment are just some of the areas that lost funding to the belly of OSA membership. Membership in OSA is valuable to an extent, because it is a solid organization that advocates for student issues. However, ASCOCC isn’t paid to advocate for students statewide, they’re paid to advocate for COCC students. When they take away funding from COCC programs and programs that benefit future COCC students in our area, they are failing at their job. What it really boils down to is rubbing elbows with people like State Treasurer Ted Wheeler makes certain council members feel important, and students are footing the bill for them to play politician at the capitol. Do you think that’s a little harsh? At the May 22 meeting, AS-

COCC decided to donate a used printer from the ASCOCC Redmond office to the Veterans Center, rather than give them funding for a new one. In that same meeting, the council voted to buy new iPads which are strictly for council use at Oregon Community College Student Association and OSA meetings, because apparently new toys are more important than basic resources for student veterans. Then again, ASCOCC probably won’t miss that printer at the Redmond campus, considering they’ll be spending less money on the branch campuses-once again, in the name of OSA. ASCOCC’s involvement in OSA seems to be more about a sense of self-importance than an actual desire to advocate for students. If they really cared about advocating for students, they would not entertain the idea of pulling funding from on-campus childcare, when one of the most immense challenges community college students face is balancing parenting and school work. If the council’s priority was students in Central Oregon, they would not deduct from STRIVE, a program which helps Native American students get on the path to college. ASCOCC has been allowed to run rampant with student fees long enough. There is no reason for ASCOCC to operate under a different policy from other community colleges in Central Oregon. It’s time for the college to step in and remove student fees from the control of ASCOCC, and instead let them be governed by the college and an unbiased student fee committee. Until the college does this, students will always be subject to career “politicians” who value their own interests over the student body. With that, I conclude my final editorial for The Broadside. Well, thanks for having me.

Letters to the Editor should be 300 words maximum and due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, a week before publication. Anonymous letters will be printed at the discretion of the news staff. The Broadside reserves the right to withhold publication of letters containing hate speech, erroneous or unverifiable information, attacks on others or other objectionable content. E-mail your letters to or drop them off in The Broadside newsroom, Campus Center room 102.


Campus Word We asked four students on campus if you could be anywhere else right now where would you be and what would you be doing?

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San Diego, probably on the beach soaking up the sun. - Calder Foss

I would be snow-camping and split-boarding up in the cascade range.” - Justin Norman

The land of Ooo, hanging out with friends and jamming.” - Kathleen Holiday

In California preferably Malibu on the beach just lounging around.” - Amanda Brown

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news New laws will not affect COCC’s firearm policy trumping everything.” Except for when used by an “authorized civil authority in the discharge of their duty,” firearms our second amendment are not allowed on campus; acrights do not apply on cording to Ron Paradis, COCC’s school grounds. director of College Relations. “No guns on campus,” said COCC’s Board of Directors Seth Elliot, Central Oregon Comare empowered by the state to munity College’s Public Safety make policies for the college, supervisor, “even if you do have a stated Paradis. concealed weapons permit.” Anyone in violation of Carrying a concealed weapon COCC’s firearm policy would be on campus is prohibited, accordconfronted by campus security, ing Elliot, and the policy covers explained Elliot. all school grounds, including “It’s certainly something that parking lots. if we see or hear about, we’re New gun legislature introgoing to respond to,” Elliot said, “and there’s college policy behind that.” Individuals in violation of COCC’s firearm policy could be asked to leave the campus, according to Paradis. “In the few times that has happened,” Paradis said, “the person agreed to abide by the policy.” If a student was found in possession of a firearm in Juniper Hall, they could be - Seth Elliot, Public Safety Supervisor at COCC facing suspension from the dormitory and/or the school, duced to Oregon this year will “Some people feel safer with according to Paul Wheeler, not affect community colleges, their own [firearm]” Elliot said. COCC’s on-campus housing coexplained Elliot. “They say, ‘Hey, I need to be ordinator. “Right now the new laws... able to protect myself, the col“[COCC’s firearm policy] is don’t really change what we’re lege can’t always protect me,’ about the safety and security of doing,” Elliot said. “We’ll contin- and some people see the sec- students and staff,” Wheeler said. ue with our policy.” ond amendment implications as “It’s a policy that I know the colMegan Campbell The Broadside


If Senate Bill 347 is passed, firearms would be prohibited in K-12 school buildings, according to the Senate Committee on Judiciary. Schools would then be allowed to adopt written firearm policies and non-compliant individuals would be charged with “criminal trespassing.” COCC’s firearm policy would need to be evaluated, according to Elliot, if at some point, new laws go into effect that challenge policy. There are individuals who feel COCC’s firearm policy interferes with their constitutional rights, according to Elliot.

lege takes very seriously.”

University gun laws: OSU-Cascades follows COCC policy, for now Oregon State UniversityCascades enforces its own gun policy. OSU-Cascades enforces the “Oregon University System’s internal firearms policy,” that the State Board of Higher Education approved in 2011, according to

The Oregonian. Although OUS firearms policy is not identical to COCC’s, according to Elliot, theirs is “pretty tight” as well. While OSU-Cascades is part of the OU S, the OSU Cascades building is on COCC property. “For now,” Paradis said, “they follow our policies.” (Contact:

Some people feel safer with their own [firearm]. They say, ‘Hey, I need to be able to protect myself, the college can’t always protect me,’ and some people see the second amendment implications as trumping everything.”

Photo illustration from

Course evaluations provide numbers you can’t count on Cedar Goslin The Broadside With information contributed by Scott Greenstone


ourse evaluations don’t add up, according to Sean Rule, a statistics professor at Central Oregon Community College. Most students are probably familiar with the Likert scale used in the first section of student evaluations. The evaluation prompts students to rate their professor and the class in various areas on a scale of 1 to 5. Administration then takes those numbers, averages them out and assigns scores like “3.64” to the evaluated professor, according to Rule. The problem is, this method is not fair or statistically sound, he said. “Those numbers aren’t really numbers,” said Rule. Numbers on a Likert scale do not represent actual numbers, but rather sentiments such as “Strongly Agree,” “Agree,” and “Neutral.” Rule likened the system to one that might be used by

a hotel to collect customer rat- and then trying to judge a proings. That scale would consist of fessor’s teaching ability by that options such as “loved,” “good,” is misleading, according to “neutral,” etc., and those options Rule. would also have numbers as“[The information gathered signed to them. from the Likert scale] is called An average garnered from ordinal data,” he said, “and the numbers on that scale would also problem with that is that you be flawed, according to Rule. can’t do anything except look “What do those numbers even at which one has the most in it.” mean?” Rule said. “Just because The Likert scale could be you called ‘loved’ a five doesn’t used to accurately gather a difmean that ‘loved’ is actually one ferent kind of average called more than ‘good,’ but that’s what the mode, according to Rule, the numbers imply.” identifying Student evaluations run into which the same problem, according data to Rule. The scores being assigned by students don’t have an actual numerical value, but they are being treated like numbers that can be averaged. “It’s tricky to take a word, put a number on it and aver▲ Sean Rule, a statistics age that number,” said Rule. teacher at COCC, finds flaw in Attempting to av- course evaluations erage the numbers asPhoto by Cedar Goslin | The Broadside signed on the Likert scale,

point appears most often. The mode would show what score a professor received most often in each area of the evaluation. The interpretation of the data isn’t the only potential flaw in the student evaluation system, according to Donna Raymond, a math professor at COCC. The faculty and administration is not currently satisfied with the amount of students who complete the evaluations, she said. The previous system, which involved students handwriting evaluations in class, which would later be typed by administration, was abandoned because it was too time consuming, Raymond stated. During the 2012-13 school year, evaluations have been voluntary and online. The problem is, few students actually choose to complete the evaluations. In fall term, only 35 percent of students completed course evaluations, according to Barbara Klett, course evaluations administrator, in an interview with The Broadside in December 2012.

“When we have a population of interest that is that small,” Raymond said, “it’s hard to get a representative sample.” The samples that are collected likely have a negative slant, according to Raymond, because dissatisfied students are more likely to take the time to evaluate than their satisfied counterparts, who would otherwise balance the scale. “If I have a student who hates my guts, he’s much more likely to go down to the computer lab,” said Raymond. “Someone who likes their professor may make plans to, but it’s much more easy to get sidetracked and distracted.” Rule and Raymond are both part of a task-force, led by Associate Math Professor Kathy Smith, to develop a better way of evaluating professors. “The next few months are going to involve a lot of conversation,” Raymond said. “We’ll be doing research to find out what has worked at other colleges around the nation.” (Contact:

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Skipping Class Poll SKIPPING, from page 1. There are many things discussed in class that are not printed out on handouts, Viles explained. Often in-class discussions are what gives students what they need to be successful in the assignment. “If you are not in class, you risk missing the contextual landscape... things that are explained in class,” Viles said. “You can’t recover the dialogue that happens in the classroom.” Although students can be marginally successful even if they miss a few classes, according to Chris Rubio, writing professor at COCC, who believes that a there are many aspects students miss if there are not in the classroom. “Class discussions are among the richest part of any class I teach, and this is confirmed by my course evaluations,” Rubio said. “Students who do not attend classes miss the opportunity to participate and learn from those discussions.” Students can be manage to earn good grades even if they miss a few classes, explained Rubio, although she encourages students to regularly attend class. “Students can be successful, if by successful you mean ‘Can they pass the class?,’” Rubio said. “Some very strong students can even earn a “B” or higher grade, but my experience is that it is rare. I do believe it is extremely important for students to attend class regularly.” When students miss a class they may also be missing out on in-depth explanations of projects and tests, Rubio explained. “We typically go over class assignments in greater detail than is simply provided on a handout,” Rubio said. “Stu-

40 COCC students were asked the following four questions. dents who miss class are at a disadvantage because they haven’t received all of the information that is provided in class.” Full attendance rare at COCC It is often rare that COCC classes have full attendance, according to Rubio. “It is rare that I ever have full attendance in class even on exam days,” Rubio said. “I would guess less than 10 percent of the time do I have full attendance in either my writing

1. How many classes do you typically skip per 2. Do you feel missing term? classes affects your grades? 0: 12 1-2: 10 3-5: 13 more than 5: 5

Yes: 24 No: 12 Maybe: 4

3. What are the most common reasons for you to skip class? Job: 5 Illness: 5 Studying or homework from other classes: 16 Other: 14

4. Do you find it easy to stay on track even if you miss a few classes? Yes: No: Maybe:

20 17 3

ADVERTISEMENT Molly Svendsen | Th Broadside

▲ Vickery Viles, academic

advisor, believes class attendance is correlated with success. or literature courses.” If skipping class is unavoidable, Rubio suggests students connect with classmates, or visit professors during office hours to go over the class discussion. “I always encourage students to connect early in the term with not just one but two classmates by exchanging phone numbers and email addresses, so that they can find out what they missed in class,” Rubio said. “I also suggest they come in and meet with me in person, not simply send me an email asking, ‘Did I miss anything important in class today?’” (Contact:

COCC incident reports, May 13 to May 21 Incident Date






Reports of a theft on the Bend Campus.

Barber Library



Reports of a vandalism/ theft occuring on the Bend campus.




Reports of a theft at the Redmond Campus.

Redmond 1



Policy Violation at Juniper Hall

Juniper Res Hall



Trespass issued to subject on the Bend campus.

Boyle Ed Center



Reports of a disturbance on the Redmond Campus.

Redmond 3


Policy Violation-Other

Reports of a policy violation occurring on the Bend campus.




Reports of a disturbance occuring on the Bend campus.

Barber Library



Reports of a Theft from the Campus Center Building.

Campus Center

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Current Draft of ASCOCC’s Budget

There are a total of 10 valid applicants for the appointed ASCOCC positions, according to Gordon Price, the director of student life. However, not all applicants will get a chance to interview for a position on council, according to Underdal. “The committee is modeled after the hiring process at COCC,” said Underdal, which means only certain applicants are selected for interviews.

The council the students would have picked The inconsistency of students on campus may impact the number of students who actually vote in ASCOCC elections. Out of 9073 eligible students, 389 actually voted in the election, according to Price. These are the six council members that would have been appointed if the student body selected the entire council.


% Votes received

Kayla Miller Kelly Huskey Matthew Armstead Kurt Killinger Megan Cole Damaris Monroy

50.90 percent of student votes 30.07 percent of student votes 25.45 percent of student votes 25.45 percent of student votes 22.10 percent of student votes 21.59 percent of student votes

Applicants for the three appointed ASCOCC positions Isabelle Logan Sarah Hastings Hailey Jorgensen Eliot Collins Megan Cole Damaris Monroy

Dalton McDaniel Kurt Killinger Anthony Mattioda Stephanie Pedro

Time constraints don’t allow for all of the applicants to be interviewed, according to Underdal. On May 24 the appointment committee selected six of the 10 applicants to be interviewed, including current ASCOCC Director of Legislative Affairs, Kurt Killinger The selected three will most likely be announced on June 3, according to Price. (contact:

Cuts made for Oregon Student Association:

Graphic by Jarred Graham | The Broadside

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Alleged ‘hate crime’ sparks discussion at COCC Scott Greenstone The Broadside

▲ The fire damage done on March 6 to Trinity Episcopal cost an estimated $2 million in repairs, according to KTVZ.


fearful Latino population in Bend is seeking community support, according to Greg Delgado, after arson at a community church is suspected to be a hate crime. A disputed march for immigration rights ended at Trinity Episcopal church with a highly publicized ceremony on March 6 and 12 hours later, Trinity Episcopal was on fire. Delgado, Latino community organizer at CAUSA, believes the two incidents were connected. The connections between these two events were discussed at a “Conversation on Prejudice, Hatred and Healing” in Wille Hall, led by organizations at COCC and the community on May 23. Demonstrators at the march were met intermittently by the “one-finger salute” and calls of “Go back to Mexico,” according to Bruce Morris, a local activist and volunteer with the Human Dignity Coalition. Morris believes situations like these point to the arson being a hate crime.

“Why is this church attacked that’s never been attacked,” Morris said, “a few hours after a huge immigrant rights demonstration that was highly publicized by the media?” It was too coincidental that it happened at that time, according to Delgado. After hearing of the arson, Morris and Delgado both asked themselves, ‘What could be done to address this possible hate crime?’ It’s important not to leave this crime unaddressed, explained Morris. “The more conversations we have,” Morris said, “the more chance we have to build a diverse, vibrant community.” Delgado believes an act of this magnitude in the community could devastate Bend’s Latino population. “We need to help our Latino population, that’s already in fear, to see that the community does support

Scott Greenstone | The Broadside them,” Delgado said. “We want to create a space to heal for our community.” The Trinity Episcopal church gives back to the community, explained Morris, with it’s programs for the homeless. “Trinity has been a great member of our community for a long time,” Morris said. “If this was a hate crime, I want the people responsible to know we are paying attention, and we won’t put up with it.” (Contact:

Fashion Dont’s

Lensless glasses A nice pair of frames might make you look smart, until someone gets close enough to see you forgot your lenses at home. Glasses can be a stylish alternative to contacts, but wearing them when you don’t need them is impractical, silly and just a tiny bit pretentious.

Shirts with built-in ties Remember that guy in high school who showed up to all the dances wearing that lame T-shirt with a tuxedo print on the front? When you wear a shirt with a built in tie, you’re that guy. Don’t be that guy. Instead, try a dress shirt with a nice pair of jeans; that way you’re achieving the business-casual look without giving the impression that you have a jumbo shoelace stuck to your collar.

Jean shorts Wearing these puts you at risk of looking like you either just stepped off the playground or accidentally shrunk your pants in the dryer; either way it’s not good. You can avoid this fashion oops and still stay cool in the summer heat by opting for a pair of cargo shorts instead.

Mullets Business up front, party in the back, embarrassing all over. You can wear your hair long or short, but don’t try to have it both ways. If you just looked in the mirror and found that you’re rocking one of these dastardly dos, kick off the summer by paying a visit to your barber.

Fake tans Unless you’re a traffic cone, there’s no reason to spray on orange-tinted “bronzer” this summer. Not only is it obviously fake, but it may make friends reluctant to let you sit on their furniture, lest you leave it looking like someone smashed Cheetos on the cushions. Central Oregon sunshine is enough to give you a healthy glow, even if when you wear sunscreen, so there’s no reason to go radioactive with fake tanning.

Graphic by Andrew Greenstone

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Operation Don’t Go Broke:

Growing up for ‘dummies’ Anna Quesenberry The Broadside Operation Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college.


nyone still living at home with mom and dad, longing for the day they can get out on their own, take advice from everyone who’s ever entered the real world: enjoy that ride while it lasts. Sure, growing up comes with great liberation, but along with it comes the shackles of responsibility. Before leaving the nest, plan ahead, budget, take control of your finances and own those real world responsibilities.

Molly Svenden | The Broadside

Here are some tips for the real world: RENTING: Rent an apartment or house you can actually afford. Your rent should be no more than a quarter of your monthly salary. If you make $2,000 per month, then your rent should be no more than $500. EATING & DRINKING: Drink water, it’s free. Eat as much free food as you can on campus. Join clubs and volunteer for events that offer free grub. Buy non-perishable food in bulk and avoid eating out. ENTERTAINMENT: Learn to love the simpler things in life, because simple is cheap. Take advantage of student mixers and socials, the public library, free live music venues and $3 movies at Mcmenamins.

LIVING: Buy generic household products or make your own. Visit for free laundry soap recipe. HEALTH: You cannot afford to get sick, so take care of yourself. Exercise, eat fruits and veggies and get plenty of sleep. TRANSPORTATION: Commute and walk whenever possible. Fix up that old bike in the garage and bike to school and work. OTHER STUFF: You can’t afford other stuff, so cut up those department store credit cards and skip the trips to the mall. If it’s not in your budget, don’t buy it. Operation don’t go broke--out. Second year COCC nursing student Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money. (

What’s your ‘Operation Don’t Go Broke’ IQ? Are you an ODGB expert? Take the quiz.


Budget your time during dead week: Don’t attempt ________ cramming.

Saving money on your power bill: Cut, split and stack your own ________ to cut heating bills.


KEY: • Potluck • firewood • time • price tag • non-stop


Host a Superbowl party without footing the bill: ________should be the first word Answers: out of your mouth when inviting others.



Balancing your family budget: Spend _______ not money.

Answers: 1. firewood 2. price tag 3. Potluck 4. non-stop 5. time

Gifting on a budget: Some of the best gifts don’t come with a ________.

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Salmon bake brings cultural tradi Molly Svendsen The Broadside With information contributed by Anna Quesenberry


almon is the life-blood of river cultures, according to Gina Ricketts. Ricketts, Native American program director at Central Oregon Community College, oversees the planning of the yearly Salmon Bake event held at COCC. The Salmon Bake is a time to celebrate the returning of salmon to Oregon waterways. Salmon are more than just a food source, according to COCC student, Gabe Swazo. In the Native American culture, the return of the salmon also signifies the return of many spirit Molly Svendsen | The Broadside families. “The spirits Native American cultures recognized as earth, wind, and fire... animals and their migration periods coincide with [the return of those spirits],” Swazo said. “The salmon are a cultural offering to the people who use them.” Salmon Bake is also a time to encourage intercultural communication and connections in the community, according to Swazo, who will be the MC at the 2013 salmon bake. “This event is one way to build a connection between Native American cultures and the community,” Swazo said. “We can offer a representation of the culture to the community, and re-establish the bonds we have made with those from other cultures.” Ricketts believes that because most people cannot attend traditional events such as pow-wow’s, this event is a good way for people to become educated about the Native American traditions. “Community members outside the native community don’t go to pow-wows,” Ricketts said. “This is not a pow-wow...but, it’s an opportunity for them to see a part of a culture that they may not know anything about.” Molly Svendsen | The Broadside

Main events and changes to the Salmon Bake


his year will be the first time in ten years the salmon bake will be held outside on the Mazama field, according to Isaiah Spence, president of the First Nation Student Union at COCC. “We talked about having it outside for the past two years,” Spence said, “and once I became club president, it was the final push.” Also new this year, is the addition of more traditional Native American dishes, according to Spence. “We have had just salmon and a few other culturally significant foods in the past,” Spence said. “This year we are going to bring in elk meat and a few stews.” Guests will also be offered fry bread, that is baked from a recipe handed down from generations of Native Americans, according to Swazo. This year's Salmon Bake will feature many different dancing groups, one from Salem, as well as the Aztec dance group from COCC. Ed Edmo, a Native American storyteller will also be speaking at the event, according to Ricketts. “[Edmo] is pretty well known, he’s starred in a few movies and he’s an off-and-on regular on the show ‘Portlandia,’” Ricketts said. “He is doing some storytelling and he’s also doing a presentation on toy figures and how they stereotype Native Americans.”

Cooking of salmon holds cultural significance


OCC students Jackson Mitchell and Marie Kalama will be cooking the salmon, according to Ricketts. “You have to be an enrolled member of Warm Springs in order to cook the salmon,” Ricketts explained. “They will cook it the way that it has been passed down to them for many, many generations.” The salmon will be cooked over an alderwood fire because of the significance of the alderwood, explained Ricketts. Salmon will be woven onto sticks before being slowly cooked so that it retains the flavor of the alderwood. “The fire has to be blessed and then we start the fire,” Molly Svendsen | The Broadside Ricketts said. Each year, vendors are invited to bring their native artwork, beading, and paintings to the event, according to Spence. This year, there will be 10-15 vendors, and also a representative from Pendelton Wool hosting a table. “We will host a raffle as well,” Spence said. “One of the items being raffled will be a Pendleton blanket.”

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itions to COCC

Native American artwork on display

First Nations Student Union


achelors of fine arts students at Oregon State University-Cascades have a different type of thesis for their graduation project. Graduating students were asked to pick a theme and create multiple artwork pieces to showcase based on that theme. Kaylee Morgan, OSU-Cascades student, believes that this project was a way for the graduating students to have more freedom of expression in their final project. “In art, the viewer is always the one who ‘finishes,’” Morgan said. “[The purpose of ] Fine Art is to impact the perceptions of the audience to allow them to expand their views.” Morgan chose Native American artwork as her theme because she wanted to educate the community about the traditional culture. Morgan had been painting for ten years before starting this project and believes this project helped her to learn a different art style. “This project helped me be open-minded about incorporating action into my art,” Morgan said. Morgan is one of five students that have artwork on display, the other students are Richard Bassett, Stefanie Crowe, Luke McCready, Leah Sowell. Two of Morgan’s pieces have already been sold to the COCC Multicultural Center, and all remaining artwork is available for sale. Those interested in purchasing a piece can ask receptionists at Cascades Hall or Barber Library for more information.

(Contact: First Nations Student Union

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Top 5 Top 5s


ach week The Broadside staff selects a category, then after much deliberation, an inevitable tantrum, and the occasional thumb-war, staff members rank the top five best (or worst) and give readers the chance to critique our list. For the last issue of 2012-2013, we’ve compiled the ‘Top 5 Top 5s.’ Take a look back at the best and worsts as chosen by The Broadside. Best burger in Central Oregon The tastiest top five involved sampling burgers from all over Central Oregon. Pilot Butte: A familyfriendly diner experience, known as the “burger, fry and shake experience.” Nick Thomas

Greatest Nintendo video game We had to dust off the old Nintendo 64 for this top five. Super Mario 64: Breathtaking level design, endless exploration, epic battles against Bowser, classic tunes, and memorable power-ups makes this one legendary game.


pring term is almost over, marking the end of the academic year. It also means that this is the last printed edition of The Broadside until fall. A lot has happened this year, so for our farewell issue here are five of the most memorable moments from the 2012-13 school year.

1. A hit and run brings down the doors at the Campus Center Who can forget coming to school on Jan. 24 to find that one of the doors to the front of the Campus Center was missing? We later found out that the cause was a hit and run accident. Luckily no one was hurt, and repairs to the building didn’t take long.

2. Students do the Harlem Shake No, that wasn’t just a bizarre dream, we remember it too. Even the COCC Bobcat joined students in the Campus Center on March 6 to act out the viral phenomenon. 3. ASCOCC makes The Broadside pay for half of a rental van Remember when ASCOCC told The Broadside it had to pay for half of the van rental because reporters didn’t lobby while at the Capitol? And then it spurred that grumpy editorial. Talk about awkward.

4. Attempted robbery COCC students were reminded to always be mindful of their surroundings on April 25, when an attempted robbery took place outside the Barber Library. Luckily the student was unharmed and did not lose any belongings.

Worst song of all time This top five brought tears to our ears. Redneck Woman: What was meant to be an empowering anthem for ‘country’ women only serves to perpetuate ‘white trash’ stereotypes.

Best classic rock song This highly disputed top five is still a sore subject in the newsroom. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” by Jimi Hendrix: The opening licks immediately catch the listener’s attention, making it one of the most recognizable song introductions of all-time

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5. COCC Confessions What started out as a site mainly for gossip garnered serious attention when an anonymous tip about potential gun violence was posted on the Facebook confession page. The post put COCC and law officials on alert and spurred a growth in popularity for COCC Confessions.

Look for the answer online!


Worst holiday movie After this list, we were dubbed ‘scrooges’ from a reader who wrote-in to defend Buddy the elf. Elf: This film is sure to remind you of everything you hate about the holidays.

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Answer to last week’s question: Tom Carroll, economics professor at COCC has been teaching at COCC the longest, since 1980 and is retiring in 2013.

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West of Bend


Tumalo Falls Runoff from Broken Top and Tumalo Mountain come to a climax at this huge waterfall, located just 12 miles from Bend. During the summer, the viewpoint is just a short walk from the parking lot.

Three Creeks Lake (pictured) sits under Tam McArthur rim, west of Sisters. Enjoy a view of the lake and eight different peaks and bring bug spray.

O ▼ Lava River Caves are only 13 miles south of Bend, where you’ll find Oregon’s longest lava tube at nearly a mile in length. The perfectly domed ceilings give the idea that lava was at one point flowing through this cave.

South of Bend

North of Bend

Crater Lake (pictured) is the one of the most majestic sites in Oregon, located 100 miles south of Bend. Take in the scenic views, pack a picnic and bring a camera.

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Maupin is home to some of the best white-water rapids in Oregon. Spend a day, or an entire weekend, rafting and don’t forget the sunblock. White River Falls (pictured) is a two hours drive from Bend, but well worth the wait. Two gigantic drops create a roar that you can hear before you can see. Explore the foot of the falls to find an old G.E. power generator.

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Pine Mountain Observatory is located 30 miles southeast Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area from Bend and is open Saturday (pictured) offers an escape from the city and Sunday nights May through with it’s spectacular rock formations, September. Bring water, snacks, caving and hiking over 33,000 acres. warm clothes and comfortable shoes.

East of Bend


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Central Oregon’s live music summer lineup


ummertime in Bend means you can hear the band from across the river, and if you’re really lucky, you may even spot a rockstar floating down the Deschutes. With so many shows to choose from, you won’t want to let this summer pass by without stopping to catch a few live shows. Tower Theater • Oregon Bach Festival - June 25 • The Broadway Dolls - June 29June 30 • Albert Lee -July 9 • Johnny Winter - July 22 • Son Volt - July 27 • Satisfaction: A Rolling Stones Experience - August 1 Century Courtyard • The Presidents of the United States - June 27 • Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang August 24

Athletic Club of Bend • John Prime - June 26 • Ziggy Marley - July 2 Les Schwab Amphitheater Free Summer Sunday Concerts at the Les Schwab Amphitheater begins June 2. • Steve Miller Band - June 28 • Pink Martini - July 12 • Michael Franti & Spearhead August 11 Domino Room • Necktie Killer; Jacuzzi; The Melodramatics - May 31 • Chase Manhattan;Doc Riz;Ph3r; The 12th Canvas, June 1 • First Annual Central Oregon Metalfest - June 22 • Chase; Anna Kaelin - July 13 • Chase, August 13

Oregon Music Festivals • Munch and Music at Drake park in Bend - Thursdays, beginning July 11 • 4 Peaks Music Festival at Rockin A Ranch in Bend - June 21-23 • Music on the Green at Sam Johnson Park in Redmond every other Wednesday beginning June 26. • Bend Summerfest in downtown Bend - July 12-14 • Pickathon Indie roots music festival in Portland - August 2-4 • Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home - August 2-4 • Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville - August 2-18 • Sunriver Music Festival - August 4-21 • MusicfestNW in Portland - Sept. 4-8 Lineup announced May 29 • Sisters Folk Festival - Sept. 6-8 Catch live music from these Bend venues all summer long: • Horned Hand • Silver Moon Brewing • Parrilla Grill (Contact: • McMenamin’s Old St. Francis School broadsidemail@ • Volcanic Theater Pub • Broken Top Bottle Shop

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eavers took a bite out of the competition in their first showing at the US Bank Pole, Pedal, Paddle. The Oregon State University-Cascades clubs and sports team finished third in the open team division at the 2013 U.S. Bank Pole Pedal Paddle race in Bend on May 18. The team of six competitors finished with a time of two hours, 17 minutes and 37 seconds. “It was awesome,” said cyclist and OSU-Cascades business student Jack Vanderlinden. Vanderlinden finished the stretch of downhill cycling in 42 minutes with a top speed of 58 miles an hour. “The entire 22 miles was like a sprint,” Vanderlinden said. The team started at Mt. Bachelor ski resort at 10:50 a.m. in less than ideal conditions, with the alpine ski/snowboard followed by the cross-country ski. From there, it was down Cascades Lakes Highway by bicycle, before tagging the long distance runner at the next exchange point. “The rain and snow was a little bit sketchy at first,” Vanderlinden said. “I was a little bit more conservative.” Anna Ballard ran the long distance section of the race. “I had so much fun,” Ballard said. “The sun had just come out, and I had so much energy and adrenaline. I was running eight minute miles.” The five mile long-distance run course follows the Deschutes river trail before reaching Farewell Bend Park and the kayak portion of the race. “It was harder than it looks,” Christian Schuster said about the “paddle” section. “It was a workout.” The final section was a half-mile sprint into Les Schwab Amphitheatre, where the crowd greets the competitors with food, beverages and live music. This is the first year that OSU-Cascades has had a clubs and sports team, according to team member Kayla Schurton. The team members thought that the race would be a good way to get their feet wet. “We got everybody together and said, ‘We should do Pole, Pedal, Paddle,’” said Shurton who competed in the alpine leg of the event. “And now here we are.” Individuals, pairs or teams, can take part in the six-leg relay that is now in its 37th year. All proceeds go to the Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation. Schurton and other members of the team hope to compete again next year. Darwin Ikard | The Broadside ( Visit thebroadsideonline for video and interviews of the OSU-Cascades team at the 2013 U.S. Bank, Pole, Pedal, Paddle, in Bend.

▲ Participants sprint to the finish at the U.S. Pole, Pedal, Paddle on May 18.

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▲ Skiers hit the slopes in a Nordic ski race.

Cyclists compete in a 22mile downhill race through a thick layer of fog. Stephen Badger | Darwin

Kayakers paddle upstream on the Deschutes River in the fourth leg of the race, while spectators cheer them on.

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Many runners rewarded themselves with a fun slide after the challenging course.

Aztec Dance

Jungle Run

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Aztec Dance Group practicing their moves in the Multicultural Center at COCC. ADVERTISEMENTS

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COCC instructor Sean Rule rounds the corner to the finish line.

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