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students react to end of faculty negotiations “I didn’t have a reaction (to the resolution). I knew even if (contracts) weren’t resolved, I had a feeling (teachers) weren’t going to strike.” – Jessica Yang, freshman

“I felt a huge sigh of relief. It was such a crazy week. I felt like we worked really hard for it (with rally/walkout). The whole premise was because we value our education and that our education comes first.” – Jennifer Hernandez, ASG director of communications

“Honestly I was really distracted. I came to college to learn.” — Logan Walker, student

“I was indifferent. I’m a part-time student and all my teachers are part-time.” – Brandon Behunin, volunteer on public safety

For more student reactions, see page 4 photos by riley hinds/the advocate

ASG president-elect looks to communicate with students By Mike Mata The Advocate

Following through on campaign promises is Jackie Altamirano’s next move, the Associated Student Government president-elect said this week. “I’m super excited about next year. I really want to make sure all the plans we made are going to be solid,” Altamirano said Wednesday. Altamirano and Erika Molina were announced to be president and vice president for 2011-2012 Saturday night at the Spring Dinner Dance put on by the Student Activities Board. Their ticket won with 354 votes. Katherine Lindquist and Jennifer Gruelle won 100 votes while Nikki Jauron, a write-in candidate for president, garnered 47 votes. Altamirano said plans for Photo contributed by kara santa ana next year include an update of the parking situation at the Erika Molina (left) and Jackie Altamirano celebrate Saturday during the Spring Dinner Dance. campus, increasing diversity them proud,” she said. we learn something new. I hope awareness and understanding The campaign this year had next year we are able to get more on campus and continuing to make MHCC’s voice at the Capitol a to contend with the possibility of students to vote.” a full-time faculty strike and was Altamirano also pushes for strong and consistent one. more communicaAltamirano and Molina look to therefore differtion between next create 30-minute, two and three- ent from other year’s ASG and stuhour parking spots and put more years. However, "It was tiring the candidates dents. emphasis on carpool passes. and stressful, “We need to im“There are almost no carpool still managed to passes. They’re given out once get their message but we had fun." prove face-to-face talking with stua year and then we forget about out. “We (Altami- Jackie Altamirano dents. Talking with them,” Altamirano said of the people face-topasses that allow students who plan rano and Molina) ASG president-elect 10 face is better than to carpool to park in specially des- really gave it our all,” Altamirano a poster,” said Alignated spots on campus. tamirano. Diversity is another key point in said. “It was our She also said that it seems like Altamirano’s agenda, with the fo- first time campaigning. We got out cus on continuing the work toward there and talked to a lot of differ- the ASG offices are intimidating ent groups, from welding students and “that’s not how it should be.” a diversity resource center. The annual dinner-dance Sat“There’s so much diversity on to athletes. We even talked to the campus, but I don’t think people night students. It was tiring and urday night featured a rosemary chicken breast, vegetarian pasta understand all of it. There are not stressful, but we had fun.” “We took a crazy two days get- primavera, roasted red potatoes, just traditional students; there are night students and GED students, ting out there, giving out treats, salad and rice pilaf. The entertaintoo. I want all students to feel re- but talking to people, not waiting ment for the evening was Javier lated to. I want not only aware- for them to come us. For us, it was Colon, a singer-songwriter who ness, but the understanding of di- more important to get to people,” was a contestant on the NBC show said Altamirano. “The Voice.” Director of SAB versity,” said Altamirano. Student Events and Center Co- Leigh Oliver was responsible for Part of Altamirano’s support this year came from her parents ordinator Meadow McWhorter booking Colon’s appearance, his said, “The election went well. This last small show, according to him. and three siblings, “Javier was great, has a great “My parents and family have was the first year we used the iPads been behind me 1,000 percent and and students enjoyed using them to voice and I wish more people had been there to enjoy him and the were proud of me for trying some- vote.” McWhorter said, “Every year great food, too,” said Altamirano. thing new. I’m glad I could make

negotiation review page 2 ///sports pages 8-11 /// commencement page 3 /// Living arts pages 5-7 ///



MAY 20, 2011

Column: Time to catch our breath after a year of negotiations Editors-in-Chief

By Jordan Tichenor

Jill-Marie Gavin & mike mata

Sports Editor john tkebuchava

Living Arts Editor shelby schwartz

Copyeditors Kylie Rogers & Yuca Kosugi

Photo Editors Devin Courtright & Riley hinds

Opinion Editor Chanel Hill

Reporters Jen ashenberner Jon fuccillo david gambill Laura Knudson Mario Rubio jordan Tichenor anevay torrez


The Advocate

“Aren’t you tired of writing about contract negotiations?” Well, after a year, the definitive answer was yes. A year is a long time to cover any story, and it is certainly a long time to cover a story with as much weight and emotion involved in this one. For some, that dispute is beginning to feel like a memory rather than events that wrapped up just over a week ago. But for the faculty and administration, it feels as though little has been resolved. Just to recap: the full-time faculty contract negotiations were resolved May 11, just hours before the scheduled start time for a faculty strike. Negotiations lasted nearly a year, and caused a lot of activity around campus, including multiple faculty pickets and marches, as well as a number of student rallies. The main sticking points were in the areas of salary, health benefits, retiree health benefits, extra teach and summer teach, faculty rights, and subcontracting. This could have been avoided. Hiring a negotiator and excluding MHCC President John Sygielski from the process wasn’t a good start. The first

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statement the faculty made in negotiations was that they were concerned and worried about these two developments. The summer months brought almost no progress, and then things started really heating up. Amid negotiations that rather quickly began to go south, the board made a series of financial decisions that seemed inconsistent with their claims that the college has no money. That being said, the faculty also cut it quite a bit closer than they had to before making concessions. The important thing to remember is that neither side really made significant movement toward each other until a strike seemed almost unavoidable. Both sides are to blame. We’ve settled that. Now it’s time to move on. Unfortunately, the battle scars are deep, and moving forward is going to be painful unless the administration starts becoming much more transparent. Not to say that they are, in fact, doing anything wrong. People like to conspire and find a common enemy. But if they are wrong, then the administration should have no problem bringing the figures out into the open, pointing to them, and in plain language say, “Here is the proof.” But they have consistently not done this. For the majority of the year, The Advocate was unable to have even one phone or face-to-face interview with

John Sygielski. On another front, The Advocate was referred to the board’s negotiator by the Office of College Advancement when asking about how the website was used. A myriad of students, teachers and media have had the budget crisis explained to them with numbers that have almost never been concretely established. The Gresham Outlook once described it as a “labyrinth of numbers.” Board members and faculty members are still pointing fingers at each other, but this needs to stop. Administrators should be willing to have open faculty and student input when considering how to restructure classes to save money. Without their knowledge of how the programs operate, how can the administrators truly understand the best way to make cuts without disruption or complete overhaul? At the same time, faculty members need to begin to show the administration some trust. Let’s not forget that there were talks of the phone lines being tapped and emails being read. That type of mistrust is likely to stick around, and for the sake of progress, it cannot. Both sides say that their number one priority is students. If this is true, then all of the petty arguments and resentments should fade away in the name of finding a resolution to the plethora of problems facing this school.

Guest Column:

Why tuition equity is good for the state and good for all of us

By John Sygielski MHCC president

Imagine you are the child of hard-working parents. You participate in school activities, achieve academic distinction and contribute to your local community. Your dream is to continue your education by going to college. But through a simple twist of fate, you are undocumented. Under current Oregon law, you must pay out-of-state tuition regardless of how long you have attended school in Oregon. With out-ofstate fees as much as three times the cost of in-state tuition, college is out of the question. On March 29, 2011, the Oregon State Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 742 (Tuition Equity), bipartisan legislation that will grant in-state tuition to students regardless of their immigration status. Under the bill, students must attend school in the U.S. for at least five years, attend school in Oregon for at least three concurrent years and graduate from an Oregon high school. The bill now moves on to the State House for debate and final vote. Rick (not his real name), a student at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC), offers insight into why this measure is so important. Rick and his mother immigrated to Oregon when he was 12. He dreams of attending a four-year school once he has completed his two years at MHCC. He is uncertain how he will manage with costs so high. For now, Rick intends to take one class at a time. For many of Rick’s friends, however, this is not the case. As Rick said, “A lot of friends in high school just give up. They know they won’t be able to afford an education. If there was some kind of hope, they would be more encouraged to complete high school.” A key argument against Tuition Equity is that granting instate tuition to undocumented students equates to a subsidy that would cost the state unjustified expense. The Tuition Equity bill would not provide funding. Instead, it would ensure that if students meet the requirements for acceptance, they would pay tuition comparable to other residents. The

bill would merely provide equal access. Many experts have indicated that the Tuition Equity bill would, in fact, increase the revenue for state universities, since it would open enrollment to a larger group of students. There is also concern that granting tuition equity would cause our public universities to be inundated with undocumented students and make admission for legal residents more restrictive. According to the National Immigration Law Center, the experience of states that have already passed similar measures indicates this is not the case. What does happen, however, is that the percentage of local students pursuing college degrees increases. This is good for the state. We long ago recognized the right to equal access to K-12 students regardless of immigration status (Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202, 1982). Tuition Equity simply extends this access by making higher education more accessible to undocumented students. Oregon’s employment base stands to become better educated and more competitive, our universities benefit through increased revenues and our overall tax base increases due to increased earning potential. It is now our turn to follow the lead of the 10 states which have already enacted similar legislation. Last but not least, providing tuition equity is simply the right thing to do. The children of Oregon’s undocumented residents are not here out of choice. For many, this is the only home they have ever known. They are invested in our society and our lives. The hundreds of students who made their voices known as the Senate debated the Tuition Equity bill were not asking for a handout. They were merely asking for an opportunity to continue their education so they can move a little closer to fulfilling their dreams and contributing to the state they call home -- in other words, to help us all become a little better off. Please let your legislators know that you support the Tuition Equity bill. Ask them to vote “yes” when it comes time for them to make their voices heard on this important legislation.


MAY 20, 2011

Mt. Hood volunteer superstars receive awards for their work Three contributors honored for contributions By Jen Ashenberner The Advocate

Three Saints and a partner were honored by President John Sygielski at the May 11 district board meeting for their continued support of MHCC. Sygielski announced the 2011 Community Partnership and Patron Saint award recipients as they stepped up individually to receive their awards. Sharon Birge, from the International Association of Machinists and Boeing Portland, was awarded the Patron Saint honor for her “outstanding leadership and contribution,” according to Sygielski. Birge works with three onsite MHCC professionals to provide training, career advising and counseling servic-

es to Boeing employees. Roger McDowell, retired MHCC chemistry instructor, has maintained an active role at MHCC by assisting in election of board members. Sygielski said McDowell was being honored as a Patron Saint because of his assistance in founding the Patron Saints Award, and his dedication to instruction. Sygielski said Carol Nielson-Hood, a previous district board member, has played a big part in the enhancement of MHCC facilities and educational programs and she deserves the Patron Saint award for her commitment to community and being a big proponent of MHCC. The Community Partnership award was presented to Vanport International, Inc.,

an international lumber, manufacturing, and consulting firm. Sygielski said the Vanport founder, Adolph Hertrich, has always supported his local community and the MHCC Natural Resources Technology program. Hertrich’s son, Martin Hertrich, serves on the MHCC Foundation Board and the grants and scholarships committee. According to a press release provided by the MHCC website, the Patron Saint award was named after MHCC’s mascot, the Saint Bernard. Following in line with the nature of a Saint Bernard — brave, dedicated to helping people, especially in blizzards — the award recognizes individuals who have done all they can to support MHCC.

High school students compete in auto skill contest; MHCC students drive Mustangs

June commencement to be held in morning The ceremony is set to begin June 11 at 10 a.m. By Jen Ashenberner The Advocate

The 2011 MHCC commencement ceremony will be held on a new day — Saturday — and a new time — 10 a.m. — on June 11 in the college stadium for those who have registered to graduate. Students are asked to assemble in the gymnasium by 9 a.m. for the procession The annual GED graduation ceremony will be held June 10 at 7 p.m. Graduates should report to the gym by 6:15 p.m. Students may purchase caps, gowns, and class of 2011 tassels in the bookstore until June 10. Honors students graduating with a GPA of 3.65 or higher may purchase honors tassels with their caps and gowns. Phi Theta Kappa honors students will receive a letter explaining how to purchase the club signa stole, tassels and other honors items. In a statement from MHCC President John Sygielski, seating in the stadium for commencement will be general admission and tickets are not required. The gates will open at 8:45 a.m. with special limited seating available upon request for elderly or mobility impaired audience members. There will also be priority seating available and an interpreter for hearing impaired audience members. Overflow seating will be available on the lawn in the event that the stadium reaches capacity. Guests may bring blankets or chairs. Celebratory graduation items and flowers will available for purchase in the bookstore. Food concessions will provide food and drinks. For more information, contact Admissions, Registration and Records office at 503-491-7393.

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Student reactions on the impact of the full-time faculty contract dispute “I was really shocked. I didn’t think it would happen. I think the walkout came out as a catalyst for the resolution.” Jackie Altamirano

ASG president-elect

“I’m happy. I get to graduate and move on better and greater things. I participated in the walkout. I think it shows that with students’ support, anything could get done.”

“I was happy because I’m coming here as a high school senior and I feel that my education would be wasted.”

David Mast

Dominic Say

second-year radio program student

high school senior

Yates re-elected, will join three newcomers By Yuca Kosugi The Advocate

Incumbent Ralph Yates was re-elected Tuesday to the at-large Position 7 on the MHCC District board. Yates defeated Jenni Simonis 15,209 to 9,304 votes, according to final, unofficial returns compiled from Multnomah, Clackamas and Hood River counties. As of Wednesday afternoon, 129 of 130 precincts in Multnomah County had been counted, and an update was not available as of press time Thursday afternoon All precincts in Clackamas County and Hood River County had been counted. Election officials usually do not post final official elections until later. Diane Noriega won the other At-Large position, outpolling James Zordich 16,638 to 7,630 votes. For the Zone 5 position, Robert Coen totaled 3,024 votes to B. Anthony Smith’s 716 votes. The Zone 3 position, which was only on the ballot in Multnomah County, showed Maggie Nelson topping Paul Capell and Erick Flores with 48 percent of the votes. Nelson had 2,839 votes, Capell had 1,749 votes, and Flores had 1,195 votes. Noriega, Coen and Nelson will be new to the MHCC District board and will assume their positions July 1. Check for updates on

Dinner raises funds for scholarships By Jill-Marie Gavin The Advocate

The MHCC Foundation scholarship benefit dinnerauction, “Springtime in Paris,’’ raised nearly $175,000 May 7 at the Portland Waterfront Marriott. Close to 400 people attended the auction and dinner. Gale Blessing, director of institutional safety and security, won a trip to France which she must choose to take sometime between now and Dec. 1.

According to Blessing, she bought one $100 raffle ticket to win the prize. She said she saw the dinner as a fantastic opportunity to support the college and the scholarship fund. Blessing also said she’s attended the event for the past six years and always bids on items. Blessing said the trip would not include airfare but would pay for a six-person villa overlooking the Mediterranean. Other prizes included a twoday and two-night stay in Ha-

waii with paid airfare. Raffle tickets were $100 each and, according to Director of Communications Maggie Huffman, “were in limited supply” of only about 30 each. Sponsors had the option of becoming platinum, gold, silver or bronze level donors based on the amount given. Those donating at a platinum level would have to give at least $5,000. Reservations for the dinner were priced at $100 per person.

Board vote to okay contract held without notice By Jordan Tichenor

The Advocate

An executive session meeting held by the MHCC District board to ratify the full-time faculty contract May 11 was held out of compliance with Oregon open meeting law. “The meeting law states we only have to give notice if we can. This was very spur of the moment and had we waited even 24 hours it would have been too late, the faculty would have striked,” said Brian Freeman, board chairperson, last week. According to the law, in the case of emergency meetings with less than 24 hours notice, a governing body “must attempt to contact the media and other interested persons to inform them of the meeting.”

The Advocate received no notice of the meeting. Rob Cullivan from the Gresham Outlook said Thursday he did not remember receiving a notice about the meeting, and could not find any notice upon searching for one. Freeman said last week, “If (no one was notified), then someone dropped the ball and I hope you can accept my apologies.”


MAY 20, 2011

Spring Fest to be this year's last big SAB event By Shelby Schwartz The Advocate

This year’s Spring Fest will mark the last of the large events coordinated by Student Activities Board and will take place May 23-26 in the Main Mall. The event was known as “The Rites of Spring” last year. Names of the events change based on what the coordinator wants, according to Keishan Dorsey, SAB seasonal events coordinator. Monday will be a swag giveaway and it will feature free food such as pretzels, popcorn and candy. “We have entertainment coming in and it kicks off Monday and ASG will be there giving out swag items

and clubs will be there representing their clubs. There might be hula hoops and badminton (if weather permits).” Dorsey said. On Tuesday, there will be a featured performance from soul artist Jared Mahone and free food such as grilled cheese sandwiches and chips. Wednesday will feature musical guest pop artist Debra Arlyn and the food served will be corndogs and chips. Thursday will be a barbeque and they will have veggie burgers and regular hamburgers and will feature musical guests Cousin Affect. Each day will feature new activities from each of the participating clubs and there will be beverages available. Dorsey said she is not aware of

what each club is planning. “However they want to represent their clubs, I don’t know what is going to be at their tables, but I told them I wanted it to be springy,” Dorsey said. According to Dorsey, SAB picked musicians Jared Mahone and Cousin Affect based on performances they had seen in the past. Arlyn has also performed at campus events in the past. “This is our last large event of the year and we want to go out with a bang.” Dorsey said. All events will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Mall. Dorsey said if it rains the events would be moved into the Vista Dining Center.

“This is our last large event of the year and we want to go out with a bang.”

Keishan Dorsey

SAB seasonal events coordinator

Spring Fest May 23-26 Main Mall 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

MHCC literary magazine showcases work of students By Shelby Schwartz The Advocate

The 2011 edition of “Perceptions,” MHCC’s literary arts magazine, was released Tuesday at McMenamins Edgefield in Troutdale. Perceptions magazine is an MHCC publication and features short stories, poetry, photography, paintings and also comes with a DVD and CD. Throughout Tuesday night, contributors who had work accepted into Perceptions read their pieces to the audience. Christopher Keller, MHCC alumnus, started by reading three poems, one that was featured in Perceptions. Next was Barbara Genovese, who read her short story called “Pockets of the Dead.” A final reading was a nonfiction

story by Stella Vance called “Shelley: A Cautionary Tale,” although it was read by a man instead of Vance. Jones said this was one of the few pieces that made her laugh out loud while she was reading it. After the break, Jones presented a short film, “The Cart” by Jesse Rosten. This film was the award winner in the film category. A few minutes of the 20-minute documentary style film called “Country Disappeared” by Diane Beamguard was also shown. The film was about the Japanese Internment camps in America. After the films, the evening transitioned back into the second portion of readings. First up was MHCC student Linda Macy reading her nonfiction story “On the Death of a Mother.”

Perceptions editors Shannon Gray read her poem “Naivety.” Following Gray, Jones read her poem “La Granade.” She said the poem was “ sadly based on a true story.” MHCC student Mary Thompson read her short nonfiction story titled “Fire.” She and Macy both thanked MHCC instructor Scarlett Saavedra. Another MHCC student, Melanie Alldritt, read her nonfiction story “Empty Words and License Plates.” It was the Perceptions award winner for the nonfiction category. The event lasted around three hours and Jones said the turnout it “was pretty darn good. All the tables were full and we had to bring in more chairs and most people stayed for the whole time.”

Food was served in a buffet style and included egg rolls, pita and hummus, fruit and vegetables, chicken wings, deviled eggs and meats and cheeses. According to managing editor Megan Jones, this issue of Perceptions is the first international issue as they accepted entries from Puerto Rico and Canada for poetry and a short story from Australia. She said this year featured a smaller editorial staff of about six people, including adviser Jonathan Morrow and Jones. Copies of Perceptions were sold for $15 at the event and can be purchased from adviser Jonathan Morrow in his office. Previous issues of Perceptions are on sale for $5.

C a l e n d a r Friday, May 20

NW Jazz Fest on campus featuring Genesis and Kristin Korb.

Saturday, May 21

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Gresham Farmer’s Market in downtown Gresham from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Monday, May 23

Spring fest: Swag Giveaway in the Main Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 24

Spring Fest: Musical guest Jared Mahone and free food in the Main Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 25

Spring Fest: Musical guest Debra Arlyn and free food in the Main Mall from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 26

Spring Fest: Musical guest Cousin Affect and free food in the main mall from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m.


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MAY 20, 2011

Bailey feels 'confident' about show's future By Kylie Rogers The Advocate

“I really do feel like we’re getting somewhere with our show. Our show is on the right track and there is a lot of good content to come,” MHCC broadcasting student Sean Bailey said about his radio show on KMHD2. Bailey is a first-year broadcasting student and in January began co-hosting “The Lab with Nick and Sean” show with fellow broadcasting student Nick Buell. The show changed its name several weeks ago to “The Lab with Sean and Friends” after Buell’s departure to a weekday morning show from 6 to 9 a.m. “The Lab with Sean and Friends” maintains the same time slot as before, airing 9 to 11 p.m. on Wednesdays, The show plays a variety of music genres and has a variety of discussion topics. “I feel pretty confident about where the show is going,” said Bailey. Bailey said he enjoys the bit of added flexibility that the post-10 p.m. time slot gives him. The station is equipped with a dump button and airs with an eightsecond delay, for when something unexpected happens. The dump button comes in handy considering “The Lab” only started taking phone calls a few shows before co-host Buell left. Some callers do not have the appropriate language-filter required for radio. Some people who call in to the show have a problem with keeping

it clean so the eight-second delay is “lovely,” said Bailey. He also said keeping his filter is easy. “It’s surprisingly easy for me. I grew up in the church. I know how to filter, plus everyone knows how to not cuss in front of their family,” said Bailey. Bailey’s musical taste can be described as eclectic. He grew up listening to music selections from his mom. “My mom raised me on Motown and also a lot of ’80s pop like Heart and Pat Benetar. I automatically started listening to oldies. Then around high school I started listening to Radiohead and was amazed at their ability to be creative and experimental,” Bailey said. The original lab started with Bailey and Buell’s mutual attraction of the hip-hop scene. Buell described it as where they could meet in the middle. Bailey said he’s extremely attracted to Radiohead’s ability to vocalize. Asked about his favorite groups, Bailey said, “My top three would be the Beatles, Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.” Bailey keeps tabs on music by running karaoke in metro-area locations, something he always advertises at the end of the radio show. If interested in the show, check out The Lab’s Facebook fan page by searching The Lab with Sean Bailey and Friends and follow them on Twitter for updates at @ thelab107_1.

Top: Broadcasting student Sean Bailey looks at the music playlist for The Lab inbetween talk breaks. Bottom: Sean Bailey (left) and Nick Buell, former co-host of The Lab with Nick and Sean, sit in the campus studio during their radio show.

photos by kylie rogers/the advocate

Northwest Vocal Jazz festival to be held this weekend

The Northwest Vocal Jazz festival hosted by MHCC vocal jazz group Genesis will take place on campus today and Saturday. The events will kick off with a performance from the Kristen Korb trio consisting of Korb, Randy Porter, and Gary Hobbs. Genesis will open for the trio. Saturday will feature high school singing and a concert from Genesis. There will be 40 high schools from the West

Coast. The Genesis concert will start at 5p.m. in the Visual Arts Theater. Admission into Korb’s concert costs $15 for the general public and $8 for students. The performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the College Theater. Admission to all other NW Jazz festival events are free, including the Genesis concert Saturday.

Beer Review: MAY 20, 2011

Dark beers triumph during tasting By Devin Courtright


The Advocate

eing now 23, I have become a little bit of a beer snob. I’m at the point where if I drink a light beer, it just tastes like flavored water. I need to drink a heavier beer to really enjoy a flavorful taste, and above all a good buzz. The Alaskan Amber Ale was a disappointment. It smelled kind of light to begin with but it had a light brown hue, so it looked promising being a little darker in color. I was very wrong, it tasted flat and watery; it didn’t sit well with me at all. Kona Longboard Lager wasn’t any better –it just flat out sucked. The smell was weak, it was yellow and it tasted very bland. I will not surf with that Longboard Lager. Ninkasi Total Domination IPA on the other hand was a relief. The smell was stronger but not too strong. The color was dark yellow, maybe gold. Just like its aroma, it tasted a little stronger –kind of “hoppy.” It would be safe to say that Ninkasi definitely dominated my taste buds. Widmer Drifter Pale Ale also drifted past the finish line for me. It had a dark brown hue to it and smelled strong, with also a hint of hoppyness. I liked the taste of this one, it was pretty flavorful. I would say this pale ale was one of my favorites of the night. The pale, yellow complexion of the Trumer Pilsner wasn’t really appealing, but it didn’t smell bad; it had a sweet and light kind of aroma. The best feature of this beer was its flavorful taste; it hit a home run for me. Deschutes Black Butte Porter, as its name suggests, is black but with a sort of reddish hue. Its sour aroma pushed me back a little bit but what was stronger was its harsh taste. Black Butte Porter is definitely a heavy weight in its class. Overall, when it comes to beers, the darker beers reigned supreme that night.

'Pipeline Porter' wets editor's whistle


Graduation is just around the corner and The Advocate is offering this beer primer for those of you, of age, who want to end the year on a high note. We went to the A&L on 60th and Glisan where they allowed us to sample 12 of their current beer taps. We graded each beer based on color, aroma, body and flavor. If you’re 21 years old or older, sit back, grab a glass, enjoy and drink responsibly.

BEER Widmer Drifter Pale Ale Deschutes Black Butte Porter Widmer Hefewiezen Widmer Broken Halo IPA Red Hook ESB Kona Pipeline Porter Alaskan Amber

By David Gambill


The Advocate

hen I moved back to Portland, in 2001, one of my roommates brewed his own beer on a weekly basis. Sampling his different styles grew my appreciation of beers and the artistry used in crafting them. I’m usually a fan of crisp pale ales and hoppy Indian pale ales, but in this sampling one of the darker beers reigned supreme. Kona Brewing’s Pipeline Porter has a smooth drinkability and a sweet aftertaste. The chocolate notes to this brew make it a delicious substitute for cake after a protein rich meal. As the last beer sampled, the Pipeline Porter was a satisfying finish to the afternoon. I chose the Trumer Pilsner as my second favorite. The well hopped German-style pilsner, using a combination of Saaz and Austrian hops, is a deceptive pale color. The aroma and the flavor took me directly to a field of wildflowers in a vast countryside where the wind blows all the perfumes your direction. My least favorite of the sampler was the Alaskan Amber Ale. I was underwhelmed with the flatness of this ale; perhaps there was something wrong with the keg. With a copper, red color and a syrupy-sweet aroma, I was expecting more than a watery flavor with a slightly spicy aftertaste. The other amber ale, Widmer Drop Top, was also disappointing. The syrupy flavor and slight bitterness had me crunching tacos to cover up the flavor. Other high ranking beers were the Lagunitas IPA, which smelled like incense and had a hoppy flavor, and the Ninkasi Total Domination IPA, with citrus notes and a crisp, refreshing finish. If anyone is planning on having a keg of the Pipeline Porter, please stop by the Advocate office with directions.

Ninkasi Total Domination IPA Kona Longboard Lager Widmer Drop Top Amber Trumer Pils Lagunitas IPA





MAY 20, 2011

"I'm very proud of the way these 12 girls came together." Meadow McWhorter, Saints head softball coach At home earlier in the season, the Saints huddle inbetween innings. Today the Saints travel to Delta Park to compete in the NWAACC Championships with a round one game with the Spokane Sasquatch.

File photo by Devin Courtright/ The Advocate

McWhorter and Co. back in NWAACCs, aim for three-peat By Chanel Hill The Advocate

Three-peat. The whispers are in the air, eyebrows are raising, arm hairs are standing. After a rocky preseason, the Saints softball team has an opportunity to take home its third consecutive NWAACC championship under head coach Meadow McWhorter. After clinching the top seed in the Southern Region Saturday, the Saints already had one important accomplishment under their belts and began to focus on the grand prize. The NWAACC tournament begins today and runs four days at Delta Park in North Portland. Today the Saints will play at 11:30 a.m. on field two against the number four seed from the Eastern Region, the Spokane Sasquatch (14-14, 20-23 overall), who have four NWAACC championships in program history. If the Saints defeat the Sasquatch,

they will play the winner of the Shoreline Dolphins-Green River Gators game at 3:30 p.m on field four. If they lose, they will play at the same time on field three against the loser of the Shoreline-Green River game. “I’m very proud of the way these 12 girls came together,” McWhorter said as the regular season ended Saturday. “They had timely hitting and played extremely well considering it was one of the most emotional days of the year.” Saturday was Sophomore Day, where flowers are given to the sophomores at the last home game. The Saints swept the Clark Penguins (3-17 in region, 11-26 overall) in a doubleheader. In game one, sophomore pitcher Chelsea Schriber struck out five hitters in the 5-4 victory and redshirt freshman Mai Galusha had a double and a triple. The momentum carried into a game two 3-1 victory with sophomore ace Kayla Anderson on the mound

striking out four hitters and Schriber coming in to close the game, striking out two hitters. Sophomore infielder Amanda Bunch had three singles and Galusha had two singles to lead the Saints at the plate. Saturday’s games to clinch the Southern Region title followed Friday’s doubleheader split against the Southwestern Oregon Lakers. Going in, the Saints were tied for first with the Lakers with both teams holding a 13-3 record in the region. The game one 1-0 victory showed a motivated Saints team behind the eight-strikeout pitching performance of Schriber and a homerun by Galusha. Game two turned in the seventh inning with the Lakers scoring six runs to close out the Saints 9-2. “In game two, it was kind of one of those ‘oh crap’ moments,” said McWhorter. “We couldn’t stop the bleeding but it was an important lesson to learn, and it’s better that we learn it now than in the tournament.”

The team is looking forward to the NWAACCs, and a chance to prove naysayers wrong with a three-peat. “Oh my god, no words can describe what that would mean,” said Bunch, “It would be really big for us. We came back (from adversity) and learned to fight and never give up on anything.” Under McWhorter and first-year assistant coaches Chelsie Speer and Christyne Alley, the emphasis at practice during the week has been all about getting back to the basics. “We are continuing to work on the fundamentals, one thing at a time,” Speer said at batting practice Wednesday night. There will also be a change in the defense going into the tournament, with freshman outfielder Chantel McLaughlin moving into the infield. “We are focusing on defense a lot, fitting a new person in, and they (the coaches) have drilled it into us to practice like it’s championship day,” said Bunch.

Saints rally late, clinch the Southern Region title By Jon Fuccillo The Advocate

Photo by Katie Aamatti/The Clackamas Print

Freshman Isaac Henslee pitched eight innings, striking out four and gave up one earned run en route of a 4-3 victory in game one of a doubleheader with the Clackamas Cougars Tuesday in Oregon City.

After missing the NWAACC championships in 2010 for the first time in 16 years, the Saints have been singularly focused this season on getting back to the playoffs. The Saints 4 Saints made that goal a reality — Cougars 3 and then some First game — on Tuesday afternoon. Saints 5 The Saints Cougars 6 split a doubleSecond game header with the Clackamas Cougars Tuesday in Oregon City and the one win enabled MHCC to be crowned Southern Region champions. They won the first game 4-3 and lost the second game 6-5. The Saints will face the num-

ber two seed from the Northern Region in a breakfast battle at 9:35 a.m. Thursday at Story Field in Longview, Wash. Sophomore Jeremy Burright (6-1, 1.61 ERA) is expected to start game one on the hill. The Saints won’t find out their opponent until Saturday. The Northern Region has a fourteam playoff today and Saturday. The double elimination NWAACC tournament runs Thursday through Monday. If the Saints win their round one game, they will advance in the winners bracket to play the winner of the Columbia Basin Hawks and the number two seed from the West at 4:35 p.m. Friday. If the Saints lose, they will play the loser of the Hawks and

the West number two seed Friday at 9:35 a.m. Coming into the final series with the Cougars (19-23, 13-17), the Saints magic number was to win one game in order to claim the South. They wasted no time assuring themselves the title by winning game one in dramatic fashion. “More than anything else, we wanted to respond to last year. Not that last year was horrible,” head coach Bryan Donohue said of winning the Southern Region. “No one wanted to mess around with it (game one). Clackamas had been playing well and had nothing to lose.” Trailing 3-2 in the top of the seventh inning, sophomore Jeremy Burright

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MAY 20, 2011

Fun facts To keep up her energy, Anderson swears by coffee, mixed with McDonald's sweet tea. Anderson has a ritual of wearing her hair up in a bun with a headband on game days. Anderson enjoys eating ice cream while watching NBC's The Biggest Loser. Photos by Devin Courtright/The Advocate

Left: Sophomore Saints pitcher Kayla Anderson throws her first college career no-hitter against the Chemeketa Storm earlier this season. Right: Anderson and head coach Meadow McWhorter at the ASG Spring Dinner dance Saturday in the Vista Dining Center.

Ace pitcher strives for perfection, on and off the mound By Chanel Hill The Advocate

Kayla Anderson has the kind of quiet confidence that people twice her age actively work to gain, combined with a sense of humor that makes a 45-minute interview feel like a quick coffee gabfest with a close friend. The Saints 20-year-old sophomore ace pitcher, who has sparked comments from male onlookers like “Man, this girl’s got an arm” when she’s on the mound, exudes a bubbly energy off the field that directly contradicts her pitching demeanor. “I don’t know any strangers, you know what I mean,” said a smiling Anderson. “I’m a people pleaser. I don’t like to make people feel uncomfortable around me. If they want a hug, I’ll give ’em a hug.” The Gresham native and Barlow grad, who is a 10-year veteran of the sport, is by her own admission a perfectionist with a tendency to battle the “empty head, heavy hand” mantra pitchers use on the mound to focus. “Sometimes I think too much, that’s why I have these,” said Anderson, pushing up her long-sleeved shirt to reveal pen-written acronyms t.t.d.b. (throw the dang ball), y.g.b (you gotta believe) and c.k (coach — for former assistant coach Kimi Daniel). Anderson has a pre-game ritual of drawing an “H” in the dirt behind the mound for “heart,” but once it’s game time, superstitions and good luck charms take a backseat to her natural talent and hard work. “She’s a tremendous student of the game,” said head coach Meadow McWhorter. “She’s honest, she always asks questions and she keeps me on my toes as a coach.” Anderson, who credits McWhorter for teaching her lessons that have carried beyond the game and into her outlook on life, said, “I’m a strong woman led by another strong woman. “I want to be like Coach. She has totally changed my perspective on life. I appreciate everything and

everyone more now,” she said. Anderson, who says her speed on the mound has increased under McWhorter, has a 1.73 ERA, and keeps opposing batters at bay with her grit and tunnel vision on the mound. This determination is something the Chemeketa Storm saw first hand this season, battling at the plate in vain. Anderson struck out nine hitters on the way to her first college no-hitter and was quoted saying, “I thought that something was happening, but I didn’t want to say it.” Anderson’s drive for perfection carries into other elements of her life, carrying a friendly rivalry with teammate and fellow pitcher Chelsea Schriber, who Anderson also calls one of her best friends. “She genuinely cares about every person she meets,” said Anderson, “If I was in a ditch at two in the morning, she’s the one I’d call to help me. You know that song ‘Just the Two of Us’ — that’s our song.” Since meeting Schriber her first year on the team, Anderson has pushed to compete with her on the mound. “She’s very determined,” said Schriber. “She has determination like no one I’ve ever played with. It’s friendly competition which is a good thing.” As a member of the Associated Student Government, she maintains a 3.64 GPA, intermixing practices and games while carrying 15 credits. If there is one thing to take away from a sit-down with Anderson, it is this; she will always strive for more and never be satisfied with the status quo. That drive prompted her to contact Eastern Oregon University’s first-year head softball coach Aaron Jackson via e-mail expressing her interest in the school and the softball program. “I knew of her prior to that. She was on my list of players to watch, said Jackson, who first saw Anderson in action at the Crossover Tournament early in the season, “On the mound... nothing ever fazed her. By her body language, you can just tell that she

has a competitive spirit. I saw her cool and her ability and the relationship continued from there.” On April 15, Anderson signed a letter of intent to play at EOU where she says she will play ball and work toward her teaching degree. Anderson has tentative plans to come back to Mt. Hood to coach, and she works hard to achieve her goals. “I want to have Coach’s job. I don’t know how I’ll take it but I will,” said a laughing Anderson who usually achieves any

“I want to have Coach’s job. I don’t know how I’ll take it but I will,” Kayla Anderson

Saints pitcher

goal she sets. “My parents have always pushed me 100 percent, said Anderson, whose father Chuck videotapes every game he attends. He and Kayla watch the tapes and critique them. “No matter what happens,” Anderson said. “I’m not going to complain. I’m so blessed to be blessed.”


MAY 20, 2011

"Many of them we brought here to rock and roll just how they are." Matt Hart, Saints head track and field coach Left: Zach Stephens throwing in the discus during the 2011 Southern Region Championships. Right: Laura Knudson (left) and Mariah Crumpler (right) running the 400m dash during the 2011 Southern Region Championships, placing first and second respectively.

photos contributed by Matt Hart

NWAACC qualifiers shift focus toward championship meet By Jon Fuccillo and John Tkebuchava The Advocate

Not even an injured tibula will keep sophomore Chris Zeller from competing in the NWAACC Championships Monday and Tuesday in Spokane, Wash. After missing the Southern Region Championships Saturday in Eugene, Zeller is eager to get back into competition and help his team in his final meet as a Saint. The men’s team placed second Saturday while the women’s team placed third. Both teams had strong finishers in pretty much every event b e -

Above:Terra Zodrow taking off in the long jump at the Southern Region Championships.

sides the distance races. The Lane Titans swept the competition by winning on both the men’s and women’s competition. “We have a highly talented group of student athletes, so I’m not shocked,” said head track and field coach Matt Hart of his athletes’ performances. “Many of them we brought here to rock and roll just how they are,” he said, though adding, “The injuries have limited us to a little bit.” Zeller is considered one of the top all-around athletes in the 11-team field that will square off at NWAACCs May 23-24. He’s still undecided of what events he will enter. He knows he will compete with the relay teams. “I’m for sure competing at NWAACCs, but (I’m) not positive in what events yet,” Zeller says. “I know for sure the relays and the 200 and we’re considering the 400. I hope I can get some points coming off of this stupid injury.” “I miss being out there with my relay (teams) and just competing against friends from other schools,” he added. Both teams relied on individual success in key events in Eugene, such as the sprints, hurdles and handful of field events. Both teams combine had 21 top-three finishes. The Saints men took first-place honors in the javelin, hammer throw, discus, 110-meter hurdles and the 3,000-meter steeplechase. The men scored 182 points. The Titans finished first with 240.5 points. Freshman Tyler Callahan, who ranks No. 2 in the NWAACC for javelin, took first place in the Southern Region Championships with a throw of 60 meters, while sophomore Zach Stephens took first place in the hammer and discus. Stephens had a toss of 41.90 meters in the hammer and 42.27 meters in the disc event. Stephens ranks in the top eight for both events in all of NWAACCs. Sophomore Brian Howelton remains No. 2 in NWAACCs after placing first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.47. Freshman Wes Hughes finished the day by grabbing first-place honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, finishing with a time of 10:13.58. He ranks No. 8 in NWAACCs in that event.

The women once again showed the most firepower in the sprints. Freshman Erica Drake, who is fighting an abductor muscle injury in the inside of her left leg, continued her dominance in the 100-meters. Drake took first place in the meet with a time of 12.70. She ranks No. 3 in the NWAACCs. Freshman Mariah Crumpler, who ranks No. 4 in NWAACCs, took first place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.74, while freshman Laura Knudson, new to the 400-meter dash, took first place with a time of 1:00.65. The women won the 4x100 meter relay with a PR of 48.29, good for No. 2 in NWAACCs. Drake doesn’t deny the pain in her leg, but she said she doesn’t allow it to get to her head. She just wants to finish the season on a high note and heal for next season. “At Southern (Region Championships), I honestly just pretended I wasn’t hurt, tried not to think about it and just ran. Even though I had slower times I wasn’t disappointed,” Drake says. “(I’ve) been doing physical therapy and it’s not really getting better. So I just tape it, advil and go,” she added. “It’s alright, I still have next year.” Hurdler Zach Young, who leads the NWAACC in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 53.05 (more than a second faster than the nearest athlete), is optimistic to say the least. “I feel pretty good about the (400-meter hurdles),” said Young. “I should place well in the 110-meter hurdles. In the 4x400-meter relay, it depends on what team we decide to use (with Zeller’s health still a question mark). Asked which events he is particularly focused on, Young said, “The 4x100-meter relay and the 400-meter hurdles. I have a good chance of winning those.”

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Baseball: Team reloads for NWAACC tourney Continued from page 8 doubled to start the rally. Two batters later, freshman Trevor Cass exchanged places with Burright by hitting an RBI double. Sophomore Jared Chase added to the excitement by driving in the go-ahead run with a single. “I just played it like it was any other game, knowing I did my job,” Chase said about driving in the game-winner in the seventh. “It feels great. I’ve never been a part of a winning team.” Cass said, “That bottom of our order is coming through and starting to rake,” speaking of the ability of the entire lineup to step up in clutch situations. “Our hitting is improving as games go by.” Freshman Isaac Henslee started and worked eight innings in the win. He struck out four batters and scattered eight hits. Only one of the three runs the Cougars scored were earned. He evened his record to 2-2. Henslee said he has all of the faith in the world that when he touches the rubber, not only will he put his team in a position to win but his teammates will return the favor. “It’s pretty easy to go out there

with this team,” he said. “You could tell with everyone and their actions coming into this game that we were going to win. “I think any pitcher wants that one moment in your life,” Henslee said about the pressure. “You want to be that guy. Honestly, I felt relaxed.” Henslee ran into trouble in the bottom of the eighth inning when the Cougars threatened to score by the loading the bases with one out. Henslee then retired the next two batters on a shallow pop fly to left field and a strikeout. Freshman closer Christian Bannister pitched the ninth, handled the Cougars offense and recorded his 15th save of the season to remain perfect on the year, along with his 0.00 ERA. Game two saw four Saints pitchers pick up mound work, along with reserve players getting position time since the team had clinched the South. Sophomore Nate Dolman came in relief of sophomore Matt Pechmann in the bottom of the third. Dolman surrendered six runs in that inning. That was all the Cougars needed en route to the 6-5 victory. Dolman, meanwhile, dropped to 4-4 this season with an ERA over 5.00. The southpaw said he’s looking

forward to a clean slate during the NWAACC tournament and admits to feeling a bit lopsided on the subject of confidence. “Yes and no,” he said. “Yes, in that I haven’t done what I should have and I haven’t been able to contribute to the team’s success as of late. But no, because I know that if I keep working, the guy from last year is somewhere in me. “It does no good to dwell on the negatives or get down. Got to keep tweaking things and figure out how to get back on top of the game.” The rest of the pitching staff remains ready and are eager to get on the field and bring home a championship trophy to MHCC. They know it’s first things first: You have to win one game at a time and not look to far ahead. “Our staff has to maintain our focus and keep our eyes on the goal we set in the beginning of the year,” sophomore pitcher Jon Yearout said. “Our hitters just need to get hot when the money is on the table.” “We just need to come out everyday like it’s our last,” sophomore infielder Grant Fink said. “We got to be pretty perfect during the tourney,” Cass said. “Need to execute better.”

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Next up: Saints travel to Longview, Wash., to play the

Nothern Region No. 2 seed (TBD) in round one action of the NWAACC Championships at Story Field. First game starts at 9:35 a.m.

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Sophomore outfielder Jared Chase slides into third base in game one of a doubleheader Tuesday against the Clackamas Cougars in Oregon City.


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