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January 29, 2014 | www.TheBroadsideOnline.com | Vol. 61, Issue 9
New $16 million residence hall finally a go
STORIES: • OSUCascades develops new campus site, page 4 • Fee committee recommends increase in Mazama gym fees, page 5 • Turn your channel to COCC TV, page 6 • Preparing high school juniors and seniors for college, page 7 • Stepping into the spotlight, page 10
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he campus will have a bigger, better residence hall housing over 300 students by June 2015. The Central Oregon Community College Board of Directors made the final approval for construction for a new residence hall on Jan. 22, and it is scheduled to break ground April 24. This is the culmination of more than a decade of talk, planning and possibilities, according to Dr. James Middleton, president of COCC. “The college has been formally and informally looking at student housing for 15 years,” Middleton said to the board of directors on Jan. 22, “but the board has never made a definitive yes or no on the project.” See RESIDENCE, page 3
New to taxes? No need to beware the ides of April
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ollege students may be facing a deadline not imposed by their professors, but by Uncle Sam: April 15, 2014 tax day. Students risk losing money if they choose not to file an income tax return and could be leaving money on the table in the form of deductions and write-offs for education expenses paid. Many students will be filing taxes for the first time, and it can be difficult to know what to include on a return. Colleges and universities are required to issue Form 1098-T to determine students’ eligibility for education tax
credits, according to Internal Revenue Code Section 6050S. The 1098-Ts will be available to students electronically through their Blackboard accounts by Jan. 31, according to Lisa Bloyer, fiscal service representative at Central Oregon Community College. The college reports any financial aid received and deducts grants and scholarships from tuition and fees paid, Bloyer explained. See TAXES, page 7
Are you really safe on campus?
Your decision to vote could be influencing your tuition dollars Pages 8&9
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Campus Word We asked four students on campus Who are you routing for in the Super Bowl?
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Seahawks.” -Ryan Tolentino
You’re asking the wrong person. I don’t care, I don’t even know who’s playing.” -Julia Calvary I enjoy the locality of the Seahawks, and watching Peyton Manning, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.” -Karl Dinkle
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COCC study abroad program still cheaper than alternatives Junnelle Hogen The Broadside
hinking about taking classes in Costa Rica or Florence? From January 22nd to February 5th, Central Oregon Community College will be hosting meetings about travel opportunities led by faculty members Jon Bouknight and Sarah Henson. COCC has several new trips lined up, Bouknight said. "Right now, we're doing Costa Rica in the summer, we're doing Florence in the fall and we're doing London in the spring," Bouknight said. The trip to Costa Rica next school year will deal with wildlife biology and Spanish classes, and the spring visit to London will delve into music. A trip to Florence in the fall is being planned. One thing for college students to consider is the price tag involved, according to Bouknight. "It's going to be more expensive [than staying at COCC] to go abroad," Bouknight said. "You're RESIDENCE, from page 1 Middleton put his support behind the project, citing a higher success rate in dorm students. “Data shows students in student housing do have a higher success rate due to better organization,” Middleton said.
typically going to be paying in Euros, which doesn't have the best exchange rate, and the overhead cost is just under $1,000 a week." However, the cost for study abroad at COCC remains low in comparison to other colleges, according to Bouknight. "Our programs tend to be cheaper than other schools," Bouknight said. "My main recommendation to students is to start planning in advance." For more information, study abroad details are under the academic programs tab of the COCC website. Interested students might also want to research study abroad scholarship info, as students eligible for the Pell Grant can potentially get funding from the Gilman Scholarship. Ultimately, the decision to stay or go depends on the person, Bouknight said. "Not everyone's enamored with traveling abroad, but those who do always have life-changing experiences," Bouknight said. MCT Campus
(Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org) “We’ll be able to bring in foreign exchange students as well.” The board was in unanimous agreement about the construction, with members praising the fact that the design team was able to stick to a Guaranteed Maximum Price of $15,565,910. “Ever since I joined the board in 2007 I’ve wanted student housing,” board member Charley
▲Conceptual design for the new developing residence hall
Miller said in the meeting on Jan. 22. “It’s a very challenging decision in this environment, when you talk about declining enrollment, but we’ve got a healthy establishment. You’re never sure, but you move forward and you never look back.” Board member Joe Krenowicz believes this new project will bring residence from the back-
ground to the foreground of the COCC experience. “Student housing is a major component in our learning package,” Krenowicz said. “Those students in Madras will probably move down here.” Proposed rent rates for the new student housing are a jump compared to Juniper Hall, according to Alicia Moore, dean of
students at COCC, but they are still less than the local apartment rates. Conservative projections estimate that the building’s occupancy rates will be 88 to 95 percent, Middleton said. COCC is one of the four community colleges in Oregon with student housing, according to Moore. It is part of a trend of almost 400 community colleges across the United States with student housing, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. “Anecdotally, as I get info, I don’t think this makes us unique,” Moore said. “It seems housing projects [at community colleges] range from 50 to 500.” Kurt Haapala, principal architect in charge of the project, detailed the building’s elements to the board. The design features informal lounges, study areas, a community kitchen and threestory mezzanines with “very gracious views.” “It’ll be divided into ten communities of 33 students,” Haapala said. “This is an important piece to keep.” Haapala told the board the housing had been designed with student success in mind. “It’s about creating opportunities for student engagement,” Haapala said. “We want a building that encourages that.”
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OSU-Cascades develops new campus site Junnelle Hogen The Broadside
s Oregon State University-Cascades gets ready for a new campus, it is now time for the hard hats. In Nov. 2013, OSU-Cascades hired a project manager, Jane Barker, to help transform a Chandler Avenue land parcel into a functioning four-year university. As Barker prepares for a 2015 deadline, she is already stepping into the workload. Barker is overseeing work on the chosen lot, a 56-acre parcel of land. For her, the goal is to work on chunks of development. "We're focusing primarily on phase one, which is the 10-acre parcel," Barker said. "That will be able to accommodate primarily the folks and programs that are up at Cascades Hall with a 45,000 square foot academic building, as well as residential facilities with approximately 300 beds." Previously, Barker worked on development at University of California Santa Cruz, University of Washington, Whitman College and other universities across the northwest. Kelly Sparks, the associate vice president for Finance and Strategic Planning, is overseeing Barkerâ€™s work. "Her training as an architect and her experience working on master plans-to be able to bring that to our team has been amazing," Sparks said. OSU-Cascades is already facing challenges as the campus starts to develop the new location. The chosen site contains an old pumice mine, which has been used for most of the last century. Because of
the mine, in the center of the property there is a wide hole, with a depth of 30 to 80 feet. That can be used for the advantage of the campus, according to Barker. "When I first went to the sight, I went up to the edge and looked down to it," Barker said. "The tremendous impact of the geology, the upper pines forest as well as the geology of what had been exposed during the mining operation, just felt like a huge opportunity." Sparks also believes the setting is right for the campus. "It's 56 acres in the heart of Bend," Sparks said. "When you walk to the precipice, you have a sense that it's a hole. But there's another sense, an exciting feel." Because of the setting, OSU-Cascades has considered taking advantage of some of the natural elements. With a large open space in the middle of the property, there are options for harnessing solar energy. But there is still the main problem: the pit created by the pumice mine. "It is a large hole in the ground, and we're not going to paraglide into it, and we're not going to ski down the side of it to get to the campus," Sparks said. "It has to be accessible, safe and practical." As OSU-Cascades gets further into the developmental process, Barker expects to see more temporary positions open up. Currently, the campus is hiring a design consultant, and two architects joined to start phase one in January. For Barker, the project is about more than expanding. "We want to be very unique to Central Oregon, and we want to touch the values," Barker said. "We want to really be reflective of the region
â–˛Site for new OSU-Cascades campus
and attract students to the programs and this area." OSU-Cascades is starting to complete plans, work with designers and move toward the goal of starting construction late summer 2014. As the
campus looks at the growth of a new location, Sparks sees more avenues. "What we see right now is opportunities," Sparks said. "Opportunities come with challenges to make the right
environment for our campus, but we have that vision and are working towards it right now. I moved to Central Oregon to be a part of this." (Contact: email@example.com)
â–˛The new OSU-Cascades site will take advantage of natural elements.
Photos submitted by Jane Barker
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Fee committee recommends increase in Mazama gym fees Molly Svendsen The Broadside
our Mazama gym fees could potentially increase by four dollars. The student fees committee recently recommended an increase in the fee. It would help to assist with maintenance and repairs for the current Mazama gym at Central Oregon Community College. This was the first time the board of directors has taken an in-depth look at student fees in the past 10 years, according to Alicia Moore, dean of students at COCC. “The Mazama gym fee was passed in 2001 and was... to cover the cost of repairing and replacing equipment,” Moore explained. Before this time, there had never been an established fund designated specifically for gym repair and maintenance, according to Moore. This fee was initially started at $16 per class for Health and Human Performance classes on campus, and the same fee was charged for individuals wanting to use the gym. The fee itself is a user specific fee, meaning that only those who want a Mazama gym membership or who take an HHP class have to pay the fee. It is a once a term cost, so even if students take more than one HHP class, the fee is only paid once. “Since the fee was passed, it has not been increased,” Moore said. “We’ve recognized the need to raise the fee because often the college has to pay beyond what the fee covers for repairs and maintenance.” The increase of this fee comes at a crucial time for maintaining and repairing the Mazama gym, according to Julie Downing, chair of the COCC Health and Human Performance Department.
“We wish we didn’t have to raise the fees,” Downing said. “However, it is really instrumental in keeping the Mazama gym open and safe for students to use.” For every dollar the Mazama gym fee is increased, revenue from the fee is upped by $3,300, according to Downing. “Without this fee increase we probably would not be able to offer many HHP classes and we would have to have the gym open fewer hours,” Downing said. “It is something students should be aware of, but hopefully it won’t impact students all that much. My hunch is that there wouldn’t be that much of an impact as far as the number of students who choose to use the gym or take HHP classes.” The fee increase would raise Mazama gym fees to $20. That would generate $64,000 in fees where previously the fee generated $53,000, according to Moore. “This number is of course based off of enrollment, so when enrollment is down the fees go down also,” Moore said. “The college will still most likely have to supplement that occasionally, but not at such a large capacity.” The recommendation will go to the College Affairs Committee before being approved. The goal is to get it approved so that it could go into effect spring term, according to Moore. One of the main goals of reviewing the fees was to break them down so it would be easier for students to understand what they are paying for, according to Moore. “Overall the board of directors is very conservative in their response to raising fees,” Moore said. “Our board is not willing to dramatically raise student fees.” (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
▲Sergio Felix performs pull-ups using the equipment in Mazama Gym.
▲Students stay active with the cardio equipment in Mazama Gym.
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Crime is down on campus: How you can help keep it that way Scott Greenstone The Broadside
he college has a lower crime rate than the city of Bend, and that is because of an involved community and a proactive Public Safety Department. Jim Bennett, campus public safety coordinator at Central Oregon Community College, encourages every student to take
steps to prevent becoming a victim of crime. “It’s important for every member of the community to have a crime prevention mindset,” Bennett said. “We’re very fortunate that theft is infrequent here. I attribute a lot of that to our community reporting suspicious activity and not tolerating crime.” In campus public safety logs, there are two types of reports-calls for service and cases, Bennett said. A call for service could be anything
from locking or unlocking a door to a report of suspicious activity, whereas a case takes investigation and is more serious. “When you look at policing, good policing of an area involves calls for service up, cases down,” Bennett said. “If you report a suspicious vehicle and the driver was getting ready to commit a burglary, that burglary never happened.” Students, faculty and staff have a responsibility to report
Photo Illustration by Vera Holiday | The Broadside
“the light that’s out, the slippery sidewalk, the suspicious person and any crime,” Bennett said. Students can also take steps to prevent crime happening to them. Theft is the biggest crime on campus, and theft from vehicles is the most common, according to Gordon Price, director of Student Life. “Walk down college way and you’d be amazed at some of the things you’d see sitting in people’s seats,” Price said. Campus Public Safety finds many unlocked vehicles on campus. Bennett discourages leaving vehicles unlocked, along with leaving anything inside the vehicle. “Even gym clothes,” Bennett said. “It is by far better to lock it in the trunk. Since I have been here there’s never been a break-in to a trunk.” All-day students should move their cars in the later hours closer to the buildings they have class in. In best case scenarios, Bennett encourages calling someone and telling them when class is over. If a student has a specific concern and needs an escort, they can call Campus Public Safety at (541) 383-7272. Price encourages students using the locker rooms for their belongings-especially backpacks. “A couple years ago we had a rash of thefts in the locker room,” Price said. “A half-dozen in a week or so, so we know it was someone casing the joint.” Many crimes can be prevented if no opportunity for crime is giv-
en, according to Price. However, a small amount of infrequent crime at COCC is violent. The last violent robbery at COCC occurred on April 25, 2013 when an attempted robbery was made on a student waiting for the bus. William James, whose wallet was taken and who tried to fight back, was “slammed against the glass enclosure around the bus stop,” as reported by The Broadside on May 1, 2013. He later found he had suffered a concussion. But James quickly brought attention to the crime taking place and called for help as the attacker, later identified as Jonathan White, walked away. Eventually, the perpetrator reneged and gave back James’ wallet. “[James] stood up to him and got a good ID, so Bend PD was able to find and arrest him,” Price said. James encourages students to choose how they react to each situation. “In my situation, I made a whole bunch of noise, and two people saw what was happening,” James said. “He got scared because of all the noise I was making. ...I called Campus Public Safety and they called the Bend police.” Price encourages students to do what James did and report any suspicious activity. “It takes a whole community to create that atmosphere where theft is not tolerable,” Price said. (Contact: email@example.com)
Turn your channel to COCC TV Rosalinda Corning The Broadside
or 15 years, Central Oregon Community College has had it’s own television channel. It can be viewed on Bend Cable channel 218, and broadcast engineer Eugen Helmbrecht has been restoring and developing it for the last four years. “COCC TV can be accessed via Bend Broadband channel 218, and a schedule of programming is available on the COCC website,” said Laura Boehme, assistant director of information technology at COCC. The channel runs at all hours and features college news, announcements, college hour, student, faculty interviews and occasionally documentaries, according to Boehme. COCC TV originated from classes that used to be broad-
casted via local television. When that was discontinued, the station changed its focus to the broadcasting of student life. “Social life is just as important as the educational process,” said Helmbrecht. Currently, student life is announced to students via three different sources-The Broadside, The COCC youtube channel (youtube.com/user/coccvideo) and COCC TV. “COCC TV has two main goals,” Helmbrecht said. “The first of these is to bring the social life to the students by highlighting the best of students hobbies, music and sports. The second of these is to give exposure of COCC to parents and the local community.” Helbrecht would like to see COCC TV flourish into a higher quality and more developed channel, such as the channels for Palomar Community College in California and Portland
Cullen Cox| The Broadside
▲ Eugen Helmbrecht films while Puaalan Helmbrecht, Forestry instructor and script writer, and Tricia Creekmore, IT and digital production assistant, talk about school issues and the future of COCC TV. Community College, which both receive high traffic every day. “We have been talking recently about getting students more involved in videography, photography and production,”
Boehme said. “We’d like to get students to take on roles in the development and review of channel material.” To reach this goal, COCC TV will need more student
volunteers who wish to get involved. Opportunities for work study are available. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Preparing high school juniors and seniors for college Rosalinda Corning The Broadside
Graphic by Andrew Greenstone | The Broadside
TAXES, from page 1 “Certain students will not receive a 1098-T, such as veteran students on the GI-Bill and students whose tuition is paid by other third party sources such as unemployment benefits,” Bloyer said. “If you think you should receive a 1098-T, be sure you have an address and social security number on file with the college.” For students new to taxes, here are three things that can save money when filing: 1. Establish dependency status Not being clear on whether or not a student is considered a dependent on a parent’s return can create complications and possibly result in filing errors for both parties. It may also be more beneficial for your parents to use your exemption against a higher income. When a child is claimed as a dependent by the parents, the student does not get to take a personal exemption on their return, explains Peter Bunce, certified public accountant from Callan CPA in Bend. “Instead, that amount is claimed by your parents as the dependency exemption. That’s important be-
cause generally if you’re not a dependent, you get to claim an exemption for yourself plus a standard deduction amount.” In most cases, it makes sense for parents to claim their child as a dependent, especially if the student does not have the means to support themselves, according to Bunce. “If you are not providing more than 50 percent of your total support, then you are probably not entitled to take your personal exemption if you’re a college student,” said Bruce. 2. Don’t miss out on education tax benefits Eligible taxpayers with an income of $80,000 or less or $160,000 or less for married couples filing a joint return can reap the benefits of the American Opportunity Credit. The AOC includes up to $2,500 per student for 2013, which covers the first four years of undergraduate education, according to IRS Publication 970. Forty percent of this credit is refundable, which means that you may be able to receive up to $1,000, even if you owe no taxes. Students must be enrolled at least half time for at least one term at COCC or
he 2014 graduation season can leave high school seniors scrambling to make sure everything is in order. From high school completion requirements to the college application and acceptance process, students often have a lot to accomplish in a short amount of time. “The biggest stumbling block for high school seniors is not getting things in on time if they are unprepared,” said Kate Hunter, the school and career advisor at Mountain View High School in Bend. In the Bend LaPine school district, a variety of a resources are available to high school students to help them succeed in preparing for college. Students are given college application checklists, organization and decision-making worksheets, timelines and counseling services. The Access to Student Assistance Programs In Reach of Everyone Program gives high school students the opportunity of having an adult mentor from the community paired up with them, according to Hunter. This mentor helps with scholarship applications and
OSU-Cascades during the year to qualify. The Lifetime Learning Credit also allows students and parents to pay for college by claiming a credit of up to $2,000 for qualified education expenses for students at COCC or OSU-Cascades, with no limit on the number of years the credit can be claimed for each student. The IRS states that parents or students can claim either credit for 2013. As with the AOC there is no double benefit, and individuals may not claim expenses for both the same student and same college more than once. 3. Pay dual state taxes Since many students come to Bend from out of state, dual state taxes could save students money, according to Bunce. “Say you are a California resident and you go up to Oregon for school-you have to claim 100 percent of your income on your California income tax return because you are a resident, but you are going to get a credit on your California return for taxes that you pay in Oregon on the Oregon sourced income,” Bunce said.
other financial aid options, as well as providing resources and encouragement to help students access education and training beyond high school. The college application process is lengthy and time-consuming. Many applications need to be considered starting as early as junior or even sophomore year in high school. Testing, including PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP tests, needs to be taken care of early on and sometimes retaken for a higher score. The Federal Application for Student Aid needs to be completed early on, and scholarship and grant applications should be applied for throughout a student’s entire high school years, beginning as early as freshman year, according to Hunter. Applying for colleges becomes more difficult when students are not completely sure what they want to study, according to Kiana Anderson, a high school senior at Mountain View High School. “Everyone is getting acceptance letters from colleges, and I'm over here still trying to figure out what to do with my life,” Anderson said. The most important skills students should learn and practice in high school are time management, personal responsibility and accountability, and the importance of exploration. A student well-versed
in these will be far more prepared for the demands of college life and coursework than one who is lacking, according to Hunter. AVANZA program guides minority high school students Minority students can face even more challenges when it comes to high school completion and college preparation, according to Hunter. “Many [minority students] assume that they’re not going to college, especially if they are first generation,” Hunter said, “so they don’t explore because their parents don’t have the resources or the experiences to help them.” Fortunately for the Bend area, some resources are available for motivated students. One of these resources comes in the form of the ¡AVANZA! program, directed by Willan Cervantes, the Latino College Preparation Coordinator at Central Oregon Community College. “Students in the ¡AVANZA! program are instructed in cultural, leadership and academic development. They are given specific direction to help them succeed,” Cervantes said. “My goal is to find that middle ground of students who aren’t excelling, but would do well if someone paid attention to them.” (Contact: email@example.com)
It is important for students to research and thoroughly understand the tax rules in both states, because state rules can vary drastically, Bunce said. “[Students should] see if they have a tax professional that they work with or see some tax preparation software that will ask you questions about residing in one state and earning money in another state that will help to guide you,” Bunce said. It is important to note that educational tax credits do not count against a student or family when calculating a student’s financial aid and expected family contribution, according to Bunce.“If they pay a tax preparer, if they buy software or do it online with tax preparation [programs], they can deduct that,” Bunce said. “If they’re hunting for a job, the cost of job hunting is a deductible; money they paid for travel, for resume software.And anything over 7.5 percent of their income can be deducted for medical expenses.” Paul Ericson is an accounting student at COCC and a certified tax preparer. MCT graphic
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Student council campa for voter registration Y
Junnelle Hogen The Broadside our decision to vote could be influencing your tuition dollars. Central Oregon typically does not have a large number of younger voters, according to Ariel Jasper, lead volunteer for the Vote OR Vote campaign at Central Oregon Community
College. “The 18- to 24-year-old demographic is the least likely in the country to vote,” Jasper said. “That’s a voting bloc potentially, that demographic. When a voting bloc is not voting, they don’t get paid attention to.” Since 2011, student tuition and required fees for the average community college student have gone up by over $500, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The lack of student votes may contribute to that statistic. In the past, the Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College has tried to address the voting shortage by partnering with the Oregon Student Association to run a student vote drive. ASCOCC has been running the campaign at COCC, according to Kurt Killinger, the ASCOCC director of Legislative Affairs. “I’m running a voter registration campaign on our campus from the 21st through the 31st of January,” Killinger said. “This entails us getting access to classrooms with faculty members, and giving class presentations on the importance of registering to vote in a non-partisan way.” Two years ago, the voting campaign had significant success. The Oregon Student Association noted that over 50,000 students signed up to vote in 2012, and COCC registered over 2,200 students to vote during the presidential election. The registration was one of the largest non-partisan campaigns in Oregon, but Jasper said the success was in ensuring more voters were aware of student issues. “We secured, for the first time
Graphic by Andrew Greenstone | The Broadside
in almost a decade, a freeze on tuition increases a for 2014 and an additional $70 million at commu next two years,” Jasper said. Although the jump in resolving college issues completely due to student voters, the result was si decrease in tuition fees lowered costs for COCC $200 to $300 this year. For signup winter quarter, ASCOCC hopes to m student participation, even if the support is small. already have an objective. “Our goal for winter is 500 registered students, campaign in comparison to ones I’ve done in the p Although the current campaign will be wrapp Jasper says ASCOCC h “We’l campai one in hit i Jasp
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but it will be a small past,” Killinger said. voter registration ping up January 31, as more to go. ll be running a larger ign in spring, a smaller n summer, and then we’ll it really hard in the fall,” per said. One of the problems ASCOCC as faced in running voter campaigns is getting students to understand the logistics of voting. In Oregon, a mailing ballot system comes with requirements that students and the general population might not know, like reasons students might need to re-register. Sometimes students do not understand why they should vote either, according to Jasper. “We don’t have a whole lot of activism on the COCC campus, and I think it’s just honestly because people aren’t aware of the difference that they can make,” Jasper said. “Whether you’re 18 or 50, you’re still paying tuition dollars.” COCC students should see more reasons to fill out voter registration forms this year, according to Killinger. “There are some pretty important student issues that will be on the ballot,” Killinger said. Ultimately, the goal is not to make students vote a certain way, or support a certain topic, but just voice their opinions, Jasper said. “If we have a large registered voting bloc of students in our district, those officials looking to be elected will pay more attention to those issues,” Jasper said. “We don’t care how [students] vote. We just want [them] to vote.”
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Graphic by Andrew Greenstone | The Broadside
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arts & entertainment
Stepping into the Spotlight - The New Generation of Artists: Jacob Juarez, Graphic Artist
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▲ “My sketchbook is like my diary.”-Jacob Juarez
o many Central Oregonians, Townshend’s Tea House is a place to grab a quick cup of tea to beat the winter chill. To those who appreciate art, it is a gallery featuring the new rising artists of the area. One of the new artists to earn a coveted spot on the brick walls of Townshend’s Tea House is Oregon State University-Cascades student Jacob Juarez. Juarez is a recent graduate from Bend High School who is pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in graphic design. During his first term of college, fall 2013, Juarez took an art
“I do a lot of realism,” Juarez exclass to help further his development as an artist. Origi- plained. “But I use that term lightly. nally, the piece currently be- I can’t really put a label on [what ing displayed in Townshend’s I do].” Like many artists today, Juarez was Juarez’s final for the class occasionally utilizes modern techshowcasing his ability to use charcoal. But after seeing his nology to find inspiration for his work, Juarez’s pieces. “I just draw instructor dewhatever I want,” cided to include Juarez said. “I do his project, as a lot of portraits. one of the pieces I’m on Instagram she submitted to and I’ll see what Townshend’s as other artists are additional art to doing and I use add to her exhibit in the tea that as a kickSubmitted by Jacob Juarez house as a sepastart to what I’m ▲ “Jeremiah Johnson” doing.” rate collection. Although Juarez may be inThis exposure was a beneficial kickstart in an artistic career fluenced by the work of others when beginning his artistic profor a young artist like Juarez. Using pencil and graphite cess, the pieces Juarez creates are as his medium, Juarez portrays entirely his own. When looking at Juarez’s art, one can see that the world he sees through his art.
what they are looking at is more than simple designs scrolled across a canvas, but rather an insight into a young artist’s mind. “I view my sketchbook as my diary,” Juarez explained. “The message I try to send is this is my rendition of what I’m seeing. Its important as an artist to draw what they see as well as how they perceive it.” Juarez hopes that he can one day generate a career from drawing his perception of the world as a graphic artist. But for now, Juarez enjoys his “release from life” while further developing his craft. “Art is more about me than it is about you,” Juarez said. “As selfish as that sounds, it’s the truth.” (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Living gluten-free: The trials, embarrassments, and rewards of eating alternatively Rosalinda Corning The Broadside
t embarrasses him, but asking to see the ingredients of food served at parties is necessary for Jed Oskow. Oskow, a student at Central Oregon Community College, does not eat anything that contains the protein gluten, which is commonly found in grains like wheat and rye. Because today’s modern food industry utilizes these grains in their production, there are limited foods available for individuals who eat gluten-free. Oskow started eating glutenfree in 2013 when a doctor sug-
gested that some of his muscularskeletal pain may be caused by a sensitivity to gluten. Although eliminating gluten from his diet relieved some of his physical pain, Oskow discovered some new difficulties in pursuing a gluten-free lifestyle. “There are a lot of difficulties in maintaining a gluten-free diet,” Oskow said. “A lot of meals have to be cooked from scratch, and every canned or processed food has to be checked for gluten-containing ingredients.” This eliminates most junk food, Oskow said. In addition to being difficult to properly prepare, cooking gluten-free can be time consuming
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▲ Austin Neitzel answers the questions that the customer has about his gluten free product.
Gluten-free establishments in Central Oregon A few restaurants in central Oregon that offer gluten-free items on their menu
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as well as expensive, according to Oskow. “Meals that are usually fast and easy to make, like pasta, sandwiches and other things are out of the question,” Oskow said, “unless I am willing to spend a relatively large amount of money for odd tasting bread and pasta. Social functions can be quite an obstacle. It can be embarrassing asking to look at the ingredients of foods, or not being able to share a food or drink experience.” People may choose to go gluten-free for a variety of reasons, according to Jessica Anderson, a nutrition consultant in Redmond. Some may use it as a guideline diet to eliminate carbs for a bodybuilding program, or because they are attempting to pinpoint a specific food allergy they might be dealing with. It also makes many people feel
healthier because their diets are based on natural foods, according to Anderson. Some adopt a gluten-free diet simply because they have no other option, Anderson said. Celiacs, who are people with a gluten intolerance, may experience skin, digestive and other internal problems when exposed to even the slightest amount of gluten. For many people, the benefits of a gluten-free lifestyle outweigh the difficulties. Eating gluten-free can transform someone’s life, said Anderson. “A lot of people who switch to avoiding gluten in their diets see a significant change in their overall health, both physically and internally,” Anderson said. (Contact: email@example.com)
Deschutes Brewery & Public House (541) 382-9242 Gotta B. Gluten-Free Bakery (541) 290-5961 Pastini Pastaria (541) 749-1060 Hola! (541) 647-2711 Longboard Louie’s (541) 383-2449 Mother’s Juice Cafe (541) 318-0989 Chow (541) 728-0256 10 Barrel Brewing Company (541) 678-5228
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Is the scene dying in Bend?
▲ Pakit Liquidators is a prominent underground venue positioned in Bend, OR at a large scrap yard. Cooper Malin The Broadside
asement shows are an important staple of the punk scene, giving the music its chaotic sound. They allow for a sense of independence and self-sustainability. Venues like The Domino Room, Pakit Liquidators, or Big T’s in Redmond help support and nurture the punk and metal movement, but factors in Bend are putting pressure on the bands. The lack of all-ages venues in Central Oregon, the Bend City Noise Ordinance, and a scarcity in community support are leaving Bend all too quiet, according to Matt Boyle, a former COCC student and moderator of the Middle Oregon Metal and Punk blog. “Rent, deposit, and insurance have effectively killed off allages punk shows here in Bend,” Boyle said in an email to The Broadside. Venues ask that bands or the host of an event put
▲ The band ‘Black Pussy’ brought out a large variety of fans from around the Central Oregon area. up money for various of the venue’s costs, and then moreso if the show is to be all-ages. Pakit Liquidators is one of the last venues in Bend allowing for an allages space. They keep the price low and support local music. Punk is an ever-changing musical genre. It’s built from a framework of institutional frustration and an inability to accept societal norms. Today’s punk is all-
▲ Band members of ‘Black Pussy’ pour out their energy with an exciting, loud and impressive set after a few opening acts.
encompassing, taking on many facets. Such words as sludge, doom, crust, anarcho-acoustic, death, grindcore, and speed all describe various styles of punk and metal. That variety is born from youthful innovation. Kids grow up listening to this music and then in turn start bands of their own. “You can see me as a kindergartener with a bright blue mohawk,” Ben Largent said, a COCC student. Largent’s band, Gotama, is a metal band in Bend, Oregon. They are currently taking a break from making music. There is a community of those who listen to loud, fast, angry music and who desire nothing more than to vent their frustration through slam dancing in a circle pit. Now that the scene is closing off in Bend, many that are part of it are going out to shows on public land powered by generators. “We aren’t lost by any means,” Boyle said. “So come out to a show when you can and be a part of what’s going on.” (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
▲ Musicians at Pakit Liquidators perform, entertaind and enthrall the cowd, while repeatedly blowing out the circuit breaker.
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▲ The inside ofthe underground venue is walled with metal scraps, old pictures, oddly placed lights, and the smell of lumber and beer.
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clubs & sports
First Nation Student Union looking for partners to help fund teepee Scott Greenstone The Broadside
he First Nation Student Union is looking beyond their club budget to buy a teepee for use at Central Oregon Community College. They want to use the teepee for the annual Salmon Bake and to educate and connect students at COCC, but since the $2,614 is above the money allotted the club, they have to find an alternate source of funding. At first, the FNSU petitioned for this funding from the Associated Students of COCC, but student government encouraged them in the Jan. 15 council meeting to research other venues. “Massive allocations” to clubs is a precedent ASCOCC doesn’t want to set, said Kurt Killinger, director of legislative affairs. “We’re huge fans,” Killinger said in the meeting. “My concern is that you guys have a $6,000 budget and then [the teepee] is $2,600 on top of that budget.”
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Killinger also had other concerns relating to administrative clearance for the teepee and storage. “You can’t bring a $3,000 teepee on campus and put it under a table,” Killinger said. “So where are you going to put it?” Killinger encouraged the
FNSU to “go in with other entities” such as Student Life to purchase the teepee, which they intend to buy from the Manataka American Indian Council. Why a teepee? There are over ten different Native American tribes represented in the FNSU, including
Apache, Cherokee, Hupa, Navajo, Blackfeet and Jemez. Even though many of these tribes didn’t live in teepees, the club decided on the teepee because of its status as a Native American symbol, according to Gina Ricketts, FNSU advisor and Native American coordinator at COCC. “Teepees traditionally had to do with geography,” Ricketts said. “People who were more nomadic used teepees, but Pueblo people never built teepees. ...Where we came from, we all had different homes, but we all know the teepee.” Brandi Maddox, president of the FNSU, hopes that the teepee will bring together diffuse members of the Native American community at COCC. “A lot of native people go here to COCC who aren’t tribeaffiliated but identify,” Maddox said, “and it’s a way for them to connect. ...All native peoples recognize the teepee as a native symbol. It’s a cultural identity.” The process of making a teepee involves finding, peeling and drying 17 straight poles, treating the canvas and triple-stitching the edges, according to Ricketts.
To set it up, the women of the FNSU will lay the poles flat on the ground and weave the hemp rope in between. The end result has a design that should allow for the whole affair to be raised by one person. “Traditionally, teepees were only set up by women, and that’s what we’re going to do,” Ricketts said. In addition to the annual Salmon Bake event the FNSU puts on every year, they’re planning on possibly using the teepee to educate students at COCC on Native American traditions. “It’s going to be a respectful space,” Ricketts said. “It’s not going to be something for people to go in and hang out in. We might have a display on different homes Native Americans lived in inside.” FNSU member Gabe Swazo believes the teepee will bring the club up a step in influence to the college community. “The teepee’s a new chapter in presenting native culture to the college and the Central Oregon community,” Swazo said. (contact: email@example.com)
ASCOCC Free Bowling Night: Jan. 16
Next Free Bowling Night: Feb. 27
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ASCOCC Club of the Week: Gaming Club
eague of Legends. Warhammer 40,000. Chess. Super Street Fighter IV. Magic: The Gathering. If any one of these names gets you excited, or if any of them sound interesting, check out COCC’s gaming club. Tabletop, computer, console and card gamers are all welcome. Club president Dawsen Conway wants the club to bring together a community. “The main goal of this club is to bring students into gaming together, regardless of race, gender, or sexual orientation,” Conway told The Broadside in the Oct. 23 issue. “I hope to promote a positive image of the culture that comes with gaming. Also, to just have fun.”
Club advisor Jacob Agatucci wants to make the club a learning experience by having visiting guest speakers from the gaming industry. “I think it would be great for the students to meet real game developers, designers, and [get to see] the industry itself,” Agatucci told The Broadside. “Kids today always seem so interested in that field.” You don’t need to be a part of the Gaming Club to use the Gameroom, located in Campus Center Room 101. It is open to all students during Campus Center hours. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about joining the club.
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