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Volume 52, Issue 14 JANUARY 26, 2018 advocate-online.net
Grappling with the Grammys PAGE 5
Perceptions editor talks literature PAGE 6
NEW STAGE IN THE MOVEMENT Saints duo declares for Corban University PAGE 7
Satterfield reflects on career PAGE 8
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FROM PROTESTS TO PROACTIVE?
Portland’s marches show evolution in a positive direction
he past weekend, Jan. 2021, marked the one-year anniversary of a series of protests that rocked the streets of Portland: the Portland Women’s March and the J20 inaugural protests. As your faithful and tireless editorial staff reported last year, the two protests that day had a very different tenor. The Women’s March, a sister protest of solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington and part of a nationwide movement which attracted supporters in the tens of millions across the country, was a massive, well-organized, largely positive and fun assembly that filed a permit with the city. J20, by contrast, filed no permit, and was much more loosely organized; as one reporter with the Advocate recalled, “By the time we reached the Burnside Bridge,
This year’s protests showed a marked difference in contrast to the passion, and occasional violence, of last year’s assemblies. This year, protests were split into several events. Saturday saw nonprofit organization NXT LVL teaming up with the magazine She Shreds for a rally-cum-party lasting until 2 a.m., while earlier in the day there was a march for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, as well as another gathering to express solidarity with the #MeToo movement. On Sunday, the weekend rallies culminated with the Indigenous Womxn’s March. It seems as though there was an emphasis, at least in Portland, on highlighting the diversity (and the struggle to increase said diversity) in the contemporary feminist movement. Organizers of last year’s Women’s March were quoted on KATU-TV’s website as intentionally “creat[ing] space for Indigenous Womxn to be seen and heard,” while the NXT LVL event showcased people of color and members of the queer community, with proceeds going to Brown Girl Rise and Queer Rock Camp. But has this expansion of protest options contributed to, or fallen victim to, a dissipation of energy? The Portland Women’s March in 2017 boasted attendance of upwards of 70,000 people. While crowd estimates have yet to be released, the number who attended all three marches this time was significantly smaller.
Has this expansion of protest options contributed to, or fallen victim to, a dissipation of energy? I found myself face-to-face with a line of impassive police in full riot gear, batons out... I watched a man... shouting ‘F#@k Ted Wheeler!’… get pepper sprayed.” (For the full recap of last year’s protest, readers can search “protest” on the Advocate’s website, www.advocate-online.net)
That’s not just a phenomenon specific to Portland. Across the nation, the numbers seen on the first anniversary pale in comparison to the millions of people who poured into the streets last year. If the current public discourse is any indicator, however, passion for equal rights and dignity for woman hasn’t tapered off. So, what gives? Part of it, no doubt, has to do how fresh the wounds were last January. A scant two months had passed since the “Hollywood Access” tapes, in which Trump uttered his now-infamous “grab her by the pussy” line, were made public. The phrase spawned the “pink pussy” hats sported by many a marcher (and dusted off and displayed at the anniversary, too) in 2017. The people of America have now had a whole year to get used to Trump’s bluster and bullshit, so maybe the raw, unburnished passion so evidently on display last year has diminished, or at least mellowed. A strategic shift in focus, however, might be another aspect. The organizers of the 2017 Women’s March set up a political rally in Las Vegas this year, titled “Power to the Polls.” The reasons for this location are several: Besides Nevada being up for a key U.S. Senate con-
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test in 2018 and known as a notorious swing state, in Vegas the deadly mass shooting three months ago still lingers in many people’s minds. According to the womensmarch.com website, this move from the streets to the city’s convention center marks a “new stage” in the movement, one that “will
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channel the energy and activism of the Women’s March into tangible strategies and concrete wins in 2018.” Crediting Alabama politician Roy Moore’s recent Senate election upset to concerted action on the part of black women (and rightly so), it looks like the Women’s March movement has set its sights on a new target: the voter’s ballot. Maybe, too, it’s less of an adherence to a top-down movement and more of a shift to grassroots organization. The NXT LVL event was a local organization effort, coupling with local bands and a local magazine, while Candi Brings Plenty, a Portland resident and local queer activist, helmed the Indigenous Womxn’s march. While decentralization might lessen the coordination and scheduling impact, if the political campaigns of Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders are any indicator, organic grassroots organization has true potential to upset the status quo and genuinely bring about change. Though only entering its second year, the burgeoning political movement incubated in the 2017 Women’s March on Washington holds the potential to fundamentally change the political landscape in the near future.
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WOMEN MARCH FOR POWER Hundreds of men and women take to downtown Portland in peaceful protest Bethany McCurley the advocate
The streets filled with chanting crowds, and anti-Trump and pro-feminism flags and banners flooded the muggy Portland air last weekend. Hundreds of people gathered downtown for one of many marches that took place across globe last weekend on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration. Countries from Australia to Italy, states from New York to California, and cities from Roseburg to Sandy contributed in the widespread rallies. More than 14 cities across Oregon alone held demonstrations. Both women and men joined in solidarity, marching against Trump’s racism and misogyny, against sex abuse and harassment, and for equity across all races, genders, ethnicities, and sexual orientations. According to The Oregonian newspaper, none of the four events in Portland were directly affiliated with the Women’s March but all were founded on the March’s general themes. There were events supporting the LGBTQ+ community and women of color, rallying for impeaching Trump, speaking out for on about #MeToo issues, and empowering indigenous women. The #MeToo March and SpeakOut event sponsored by Portland’s Socialist Alternative group expected the biggest turnout according to FM News Radio 101 KXL. During the SpeakOut at Pioneer Square, students, actresses, nurs-
Editor-in-Chief Matana McIntire Associate Editor/ News Editor Greg Leonov Associate News Editor & Copy Editor Bethany McCurley Arts & Entertainment Editor Ryan Moore Associate Arts & Entertainment/ Social Media Manager Cassie Wilson
es, moms, and others shared their stories about sexual assault and harassment. One woman encouraged men to start by listening, and said “Women put their body on the line by just existing. Put your body on the line for us.” Another said she felt threatened every day that Trump was in office, and called on the crowd to “refuse to accept him.” She continued by saying she doesn’t hate the man who molested her, but she wanted to speak out for change so her two sons could grow up in a better world. “The system kills us inside. Depression is killing men too; we need healing in both directions,” she continued. Speaker after speaker reinforced this message. After dozens of stories were told, the crowd transitioned to marching. Signs of all sizes and messages flowed from march to march. Many participants from the impeachment rally and the LGBTQ+ rally came to the #MeToo event, creating a melting pot of supporters. A group of friends held signs with Oprah Winfrey’s face with bold letters that read “Your time is up.” One dog had a cardboard box hung on its back reading “I will pee on your wall.” Others in the crowd held rainbow flags, and “Believe her” banners. Although some of the participants carried milk, water, and first aid kits in case any violence broke out or tear gas was used like last year’s J20 protest, the marches remained peaceful, with Portland police quietly guiding the path ahead.
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JANUARY 26, 2018
UNDERSTANDING THE GRAMMYS 2018 NOMINEES Album of the Year “Awaken, My Love!” Childish Gambino 4:44 JAY-Z DAMN. Kendrick Lamar Melodrama Lorde 24K Magic Bruno Mars
Best New Artist Alessia Cara Khalid Lil Uzi Vert Julia Michaels SZA
The complex Grammy selection process, explained are professional industry members who have credits on commercially released tracks. This includes songwriters, vocalists, producers, and many more. Another element that makes the annual ceremony Whether you’ve tuned in to the Grammy Awards before or have decided that the annual ceremony has more complex is the impressive amount of award little-to-no significance to music in general, one thing categories. With all the different genres of music being remains true with each passing year: The Grammys can recognized on one given night, it adds up to a total of 84 categories across 30 different fields. be very confusing. Standing out from the numerous genre-specific When December rolls around and the nominees are announced a lot of questions are asked about things, categories comes those that are often dubbed “the big four.” These include record of the year; song of the such as, who decides which artists are nominated; how year; album of the year; and best new artist. are those artists considered in the first place; and It seems that year after year, there are what exactly is the difference between record of still many fans who have a hard time the year and song of the year? deciphering the difference between One detail many fans may point out record and song of the year. This is after the nominees are announced is no surprise, considering the two that some of the songs and albums categories appear very similar seem relatively old. That is due JAN. 28 at first glance, each recognizing to the eligibility requirements, 4:30PM PST individual songs that sometimes which are a bit odd and difficult to overlap the two categories. The remember: For music to be considered ON CBS main difference is that record of the year for Grammy recognition this year, albums recognizes the work of both the artist and all must have been released between Oct. 1, of the producers and engineers involved, while 2016, and Sept. 30, 2017. song of the year recognizes contributions from the This explains the nomination for albums such as “24k Magic” by Bruno Mars, released way back in songwriter. This year’s Grammy Awards will celebrate 60 years November 2016. Before any songs are even nominated they must of the ceremony. The show will be hosted by James first be submitted. The recording academy receives Corden and held in Madison Square Garden in New over 20,000 entries every year, and all submissions that York. This is the first time the show will held outside of meet the eligibility requirements are voted on, resulting Los Angeles since 2003. For a full list of nominees, profiles on nominated in the official nominees. Who votes on the nominees and the overall artists, and to learn more about the awards, visit winners? Affiliates of the recording academy, who Grammy.com.
Ryan Moore the advocate
Web photos of Grammy nominees from top to bottom are Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, and Lorde.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Cassie Wilson the advocate
Kavi Warner has a passion for literature, and big dreams for her own writing. To her surprise, she finds herself this winter leading the class of students who put together Mt. Hood’s literary magazine, Perceptions. The group is hard at work going through submissions for the upcoming edition of the annual magazine, due out this spring. “We’re like a club, but we’re not a club,” said Warner. The magazine accepts submissions of short fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, art, photography, film, and music. Submissions opened in September and will remain
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A LOVE FOR LITERATURE AND A DESIRE TO TEACH FUELS STUDENT CHIEF OF PERCEPTION open through 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 31. The deadline is typically Jan. 15, but this year it was extended, so anyone who is interested still has a small window of extra time. Students pay to join the Perceptions class, but then earn a certain amount of course credits in return, and that amount is determined by how many students join. Currently, there are five people on the Perceptions team including Warner, three more students, and a volunteer. The group works together to read, look at, listen to, and watch the submissions to decide what will go in this year’s edition. “As a team, you notice things, for example, in a photo, that you didn’t notice on your own,” Warner said. “There’s always learning.” All submissions are read blindly (contributors’ identities undisclosed) to avoid bias, and when anyone directly involved with Perceptions submits a piece for consideration, they are asked to leave the room during voting to keep things fair to all of the creators trying to get published. As editor-in-chief, Warner
helps run the class alongside MHCC humanities instructor Jonathan Morrow. All of the other students are new to Perceptions this year, but this is Warner’s second year being involved, so that’s how she came into her position. “I really like it. I’ve never thought that I’d enjoy a leadership position,” Warner said. “I’m always used to someone telling me what to do.” She discovered Perceptions and decided to join when she took instructor Michele Hampton’s fiction writing class, and the magazine was being promoted. At Sandy High School, Warner was a part of the campus yearbook staff, so she believed putting together an annual magazine was something she was capable of doing. She also saw this as a fun, and less expensive, way to fulfill her humanities credits requirement. Warner grew up near Rockwood, but her family moved to Sandy, where she graduated from high school in 2013. Warner became a Mt. Hood student in 2014, and now has her Associate of Science degree. She also attends Portland State
University, where she’s studying English. “I want to be an English teacher for high school students, so I’m going to get my master’s in English, and my GTEP (Graduate Teacher Education Program) certification,” she said. Warner is an avid writer, and is also taking photography classes. One of her photos was published in Perceptions in the past. “I really want to be a published writer, but everyone just likes my photos, so that just means I need to keep working,” she said of that craft. “I love writing because I feel like it helps me calm down or see things differently. It’s like a way to get away,” Warned explained. “Literature is my thing. I love it.” Anyone interested in submitting work for Perceptions this year may visit perceptionsmagazine.org through Jan. 31.
EMOTIONAL MUSICAL BRINGS ACTORS TO TEARS Drama department prepares an intimate Studio Theatre show Maddy Sanstrum the advocate
The Winter Term musical, “Spring Awakening,” is slowly starting to roll into action as the MHCC drama department gets everything together, and it’s one whose story will be familiar to many people: one of coming of age, rebellion against authority, and learning to cope with change. It’s a story where one can be close to the characters and their struggles, emotionally and – in this case – physically, too, since the production will be held in the PA G E 6
Studio Theatre instead of the much larger College Theatre. “There’s a limited amount of seats,” said Mace Archer, MHCC director and instructor for theatre. “We’re trying to tell people to get tickets fast because there isn’t the massive amount of seating, like usual.” The setup will have a more intimate feeling, Archer noted, with some of the audience even being placed on stage and surrounding it. In that sense, the audience is “built” into the play, the same way that modern music will be. While the play is set in 1800s Germany,
the music for it is all contemporary rock, and the six-piece band performing will also be on stage. The stage design was created by internationally renowned scenic designer Marina Raytchnivo from Bulgaria, who was a colleague of Archer’s when setting up a production in Knoxville, Tennessee. “We asked her if she could design the set for ‘Spring Awakening’ and she agreed to do so,” he said. She’ll be coming to visit the campus the week of the show’s opening, he said. Apart from the design and setup
of the stage, a main difference from previous years is that this winter musical is a drama, instead of a light-hearted comedy, as usual. It also asks much from the actors emotionally, since the theme of suicide comes into the story. “We were looking at those issues and looking at the scene that is confronting (suicide), and then there’s a funeral scene in the play, as well,” said Archer. “At the end of the rehearsal, all of the (actors) were just in tears… We had to stop the rehearsal because everyone was so moved and upset by what was happening in the play.”
It’s hoped that the audience will feel the same power from the material and be comfortable enough to express those emotions within the intimacy of the setting and subject. Opening night for “Spring Awakening” will be on Feb. 23 and run through March 4. It’s strongly cautioned that the production does have mature and sensitive content, and might not be “family appropriate” for all. For all those willing to experience those strong emotions, it’s a chance to see the show before it goes back to sleep, so to speak.
JANUARY 26, 2018
SOFTBALL PLAYERS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT A letter from MHCC softball head coach Brittany Hendrickson: Sophomore Makiah Johnson, from Newport, is signing a national letter of intent to play at Corban University in Salem, starting next year. [Editors’ note: The Warriors are coming on strong, having played in the 2017 NAIA national championship game where they were defeated by 10-time winner Oklahoma City University.] Johnson is the starting center fielder on the 2018 Mt. Hood softball team. Last year with the Saints, she posted a .392 batting average and was awarded with South allregion first team honors. She chose Corban for its elementary education program, as well as how successful its softball program is. She is most excited about being able to continue playing with Saints teammate Taylor Lawson and growing more as a person.
Sophomore Taylor Lawson from Anchorage, Alaska, is also signing a letter of intent with Corban. Lawson is one of the team’s hardest workers, as well as the most improved player since joining the Saints squad last year as a mid-season transfer from Bethany College. She is a true utility player, but will play primarily in the outfield for MHCC this season. Lawson chose Corban because of its exercise science/nursing program and the chance to further her education. She also is excited to be able to play along with Makiah Johnson and to be able to do what she loves for an amazing program. Congratulations! Go Warriors, and Go Saints! Thank you Photo by Andy Corothers // the Advocate
Taylor Lawson, left, and Makiah Johnson are headed to Corban University next year.
BRADY LOOKING AT SIXTH RING: WHITE JERSEYS MIGHT HELP Logan Hertner the advocate
The Super Bowl LII stage has been set as the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots won their National and American Conference title games, respectively, last weekend. The date is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, with kickoff around 3:30 p.m. Pacific time. The Eagles had a commanding win, 38-7, over the Minnesota Vikings in which quarterback Nick Foles looked as if he had one thing on his mind – not only to be Super Bowl-bound, but to give himself an argument for a starting job when next season rolls around. He proved himself not only to be perhaps the league’s best backup quarterback, but also showed he has more than enough talent to start somewhere in the NFL, and contribute at a consistent rate. The way Foles played against Minnesota’s defense, which entered, no doubt, as one of the best in the
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis 3:30 p.m. PST, Sunday, Feb. 4 NBC league, was absolutely incredible. The props that he was given, comments such as “Wow, the man looked like (Tom) Brady Jr.,” were well-deserved. On the AFC side of things, guess who’s back? The Patriots once again, with Brady looking to earn his sixth
Super Bowl ring, and his third in four years. First the Seattle Seahawks, then the Atlanta Falcons, and now the Eagles: Brady has pretty good luck against opponents who are in the bird category, but we’ll see if he can continue his dominance against Philadelphia’s defense, which has created a lot of havoc this season for quarterbacks. Case Keenum of the Vikings would know exactly what that means after his blowout loss to the Eagles. Here is an interesting stat when it comes to uniforms: In the last 13 Super Bowls, 12 were won by the team wearing white. It just so happens that Brady and the Patriots will be wearing white on Super Bowl Sunday (their choice, as the designated “home team”). Meantime, the Eagles will be wearing their classic midnight green home uniform, with a record of 10-1 when wearing them this season. All signs point to a great game, with my prediction in favor of the Eagles, by a score of 27-24.
ACROSS 1. This red planet is fourth away from the sun, just past Earth. 4. The featured artist that raps on “Havana” by Camila Cabello. 5. For emotional and psychological support, go to the ____ health services department on campus. 6. TriMet is beginning to phase out paper passes in favor of using the app and this card as your ticket. 7. This MHCC teacher and Metro East partnered to help get a grant to televise board meetings. 10. The first name of the illustrator of “The Saga of Tiny Knight.”
D OWN 1. Monday, Jan. 15, we celebrated the birthday of this civil rights activist, Dr./the Rev. ______ . 2. This year the Grammys are celebrating year ___ of their show. 3. The fictional country where the Black Panther lives. 8. This song by a Puerto Rican duo and Canadian pop star is up for the 9. Grammys Song of the Year. 2014 hit song by Sage the Gemini.
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'CARING' MT. HOOD COACH ENDS LONG RUN Jonathan Zacarias the Advocate
K Jim Satterfield believes a key part of a coach’s success to back off their own competitive spirit, in order to find the key to their athlete's own motivation and progress. Now, he's letting go for good by retiring from Mt. Hood. After four years as head coach of the Saints cross country team and two years as assistant coach prior to that, he felt 2018 was the right time to move on, joining his wife in retirement and moving to Bend, in central Oregon. Satterfield leaves MHCC satisfied with his coaching career but most of all, happy for the joys coaching brought to him and the people he was able to work with. “I loved working here. It’s maybe the most favorite job I ever had in my whole life,” he said. “You know, sometimes you have jobs you’re not so proud of, and this was the job I was always very proud to have. I loved working with the young men and women, loved working with the staff here at Mt. Hood.” There is no official word on who will take Satterfield’s place but he has recommended Jake Campbell, who will help MHCC distance runners during track season this spring. Campbell, an Idaho State University graduate, has served as an assistant coach at Sam Barlow High School where he ran for four years. Prior to coming to MHCC, Satterfield ran an insurance agency for 31 years, but he always carried a great passion for running. He grew up in Seattle, where he inherited his drive partially from his dad, who was an incredible athlete himself. He got more inspiration from his junior high coach before competing at Nathan Hale High school in Seattle. He would move on to Washington State University in Pullman where he ran for two years before suffering a college careerending injury, and then eventually started his coaching career at a Pullman middle school in 1972. ‘A better person’ Satterfield said he always took coaching very seriously and spent countless hours to help his athletes improve, sharing his wealth of knowledge of long-distance running. And the payoff flowed both directions, he noted. PA G E 8
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Jim Satterfield smiling as he reflects on his time at Mt. Hood. He was head coach for Saints cross country for four years before retiring.
Asked how coaching affected his life, Satterfield replied with emotion: “Coaching... has made me a better person.” After a moment to get himself together again, he continued, “I don’t think I would be the person I am today if it wasn’t for coaching. Trying to take that responsibility seriously... being a role model for your runners. “I learned a lot from Matt Hart and Keith Maneval, who were the
helped someone reach their next level. That’s always rewarding.”
classes were going, being worried and wondering why a particular athlete didn’t perform as he had hoped or why they couldn’t finish a particular workout. If he could sum up his legacy for MHCC athletes and colleagues in a single word, Satterfield said he would use “caring – that I cared about them.” After years of pouring heart and soul into the effort, what was the toughest thing about the job? “Something always hard for me was trying to get somebody with a significant amount of talent to love the sport as much as you do,” he said. “Because you saw so much potential in them and then, for whatever reason, life circumstances or they were just not that into it, and you couldn’t turn them around. “As a coach, you feel like you lost one there,” he said.
Caring for his ‘family’ Satterfield said he treated running and coaching with a family approach: He would stay on top of his runners, keeping them on track in their weekend runs, texting them during the day reminding them to log in their miles, asking how their
A coach’s advice As he hangs up his stopwatch and whistle, Satterfield offered advice for those who wish to follow in his footsteps. “Make sure you’re getting into coaching for the right reasons,” he said. “Some coaches were really good
they were under your guidance,” he answered. “I mean, the championships are great, and I’m a competitive guy, I like to win like most people in the sport do. “But when you really work and get somebody to buy into your program and they get better and all of a sudden your team does better than other people expected them to do, that’s really fun,” he said with a huge smile. “Knowing that you
"I don’t think I would be the person I am today if it wasn’t for coaching." - Jim Satterfield coaches here before me,” he said. “And I want to thank them, including (Saints Athletic Director) Kim Hyatt, for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to coach here.” Nearly 50 years of guiding runners has produced many great memories, Satterfield said. Asked to the name the best, he shared what pleased him most. “How far someone came while
athletes and wanted to keep that going, that feeling of competition... but you have to let that go. It’s about helping other people find, keep or rediscover the love for the sport. It’s about making people better. It’s not always about winning.” Satterfield said he is happy with his own life, having raised five “great” children with his wife, Leslie, who is ready to enjoy life in Bend. “We’re looking forward to running and hiking all of the trails,” he said, before mentioning fishing and playing golf with Leslie and perhaps even entering some tournaments. A bass guitar player, he’s also looking forward to reconnecting with an old friend with whom he played music in three different bands over a 20-year period. “He just moved over there so we’re writing some songs up and we hope to do the little brewpub-coffee shop circuit over in central Oregon,” he said with a giggle. There’s no looking back now, he added: “I love coaching and would’ve stayed here longer but I love my wife more, and she’s moving to Bend with or without me so, I’m going,” he said, laughing.
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