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Jeremy Barney, Native American grass dancer, celebrates the many varieties of tribal clothing worn during the seventh annual Kanawaksooma Pow-wow Dec. 13.


Allied Health launches program demanded in healthcare field


MHCC men's basketball team lend helping hand


Ceramics Club to host holiday sale



NOVEMBER 19, 2010

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Get out and help out The holidays are quickly approaching and along with the traditions of overeating on Thanksgiving and overspending for Christmas comes the intuitive idea to give back to our community. MHCC is doing its part to contribute to charitable efforts with the “Something Wonderful” campaign and the Toy and Food Drive. Rich Duval, Project YESS coordinator and organizer of “Something Wonderful,” said the need exceeds the help every year. They have received 110 applications from families requesting assistance, but only have enough food and toys to help about 35 of those families. That means there are still 75 families who may not have anything under the Christmas tree — children going without presents, parents not knowing what to say. According to Associated Student Government Vice President Jon Francis and ASG Director of Community Affairs Jonatan Lopez, the MHCC Toy and Food Drive reports nothing official, but said they have not been notified that any of the many drop off boxes are full and need to be picked up. There is still time to contribute so The Advocate would like to reach out to students and faculty and implore everyone to get out and help out. There are a variety of excuses people may offer not to donate time, money or gifts.

Excuse #1: I don’t have time. Rebuttal: There are many hours in the

day. Twenty-four to be exact. There has to be an hour in there somewhere when you can drop off some canned food to a neighborhood drop box or here on campus. You could drop an hour of video game time or time watching TV on a Friday night and head down to Outside In (outsidein. org/volunteer) and take calls at their front desk

screening at risk homeless youth. Excuse #2: I don’t have any money.

Rebuttal: The families enrolled in “Some-

thing Wonderful” look for help with household items as well as toys and both can be found in the fruitful isles of The Dollar Tree if you can’t afford high-ticket items. Gifts can be made as well. Look up ideas on the web on how to create scarves and hats and throw a party with your friends with the entertainment being a competition of who can create the most scarves or hats.

Excuse #3: I don’t know where to go to volunteer. Rebuttal: Go online to and you can find a lot of options in your county. Students can also talk to Lopez. As the ASG director of community affairs, he has resources to help students volunteer. Local churches are also a great place to go. They are always organizing homeless or senior outreach activities that require a lot of help. You can pack and deliver food boxes, prepare meals, hand out blankets and warm clothing, or even just help load things in vans or provide your van or truck for use. Most important, The Advocate would like to express how important it is to not only act when you remember the needy during the cold weather or Web photo holidays, but “Get out and help out!” throughout the year. There are always homeless people, hungry people, people who need to pay rent before buying toothpaste or deodorant. There should always be enough help out there for those who need it. You never know when you will need it and hope there is someone out there to help you. Corrections:

In Issue 9 of The Advocate, an error appeared in the story entitled “Running helps Ethiopian fight inner pains, near and far.” Tahir Chakisso actually placed second in the 1,500 meters during the 2008 5A PIL district championships in track and field. The Advocate regrets the error.


NOVEMBER 19, 2010

Health Informatics:

Allied Health program to benefit MHCC students in job market By Riley Hinds The Advocate

A new six-month certificate program called health informatics is being offered at MHCC in the Allied Health Department. Wayne Machuca, a computer information services instructor, is one of two heads for the new program. Machuca described health informatics as “a global term for anything having to do with information in the health care environment — basically, the electronic movement and management of data.” Medical practices across the country have many ways of storing their data, all of which could potentially use different software, or none at all, making it nearly impossible for providers to easily share their records with other facilities. “Health informatics is a huge, huge topic (in the medical community). It’s massive. The more I get into it, the more I realize it’s even larger than I envisioned when I started,” said Machuca. Donna Larson, dean of allied health, said, “We expect career demand for people in this job category to be very high because the program will be preparing them for six different roles in society. We came to the conclusion that the fields we could best prepare students for were implementation manager and technical/software support. “I would see a starting salary of someone coming out of the six month program being anywhere from $40,000 to $45,000,” Larson said. People trained through the certificate program are expected to be hit-

ting the market in spring. “We really see this as a long-term career path,” Machuca said, “and it is for that exact reason that Donna Larson and I are developing a degree path.” A two-year degree program is

expected to go into effect next fall. Larson said, “The government has set a mandate: any health care organization that provides care to Medicare patients and receives reimbursement from Medicare must implement elec-

tronic health record keeping by 2014. An approximate $1.6 billion has been allocated by the federal government for training throughout the community colleges and universities associated with the program.“ The curriculum is a product of health experts from Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Alabama-Birmingham, Columbia University and the Oregon Health and Science University, partnering with roughly 250 community colleges across the Unites States, one of which is MHCC. Portland Community College, Lane Community College and Umpqua Community College are also included in the course development process. The certificate program is made of 20 components, each of which is essentially the equivalent of a threecredit class. “Things have been moving quickly. A degree is usually given around two years from conception to implementation. We had six weeks. Donna Larsen and I are literally designing the program as we speak,” Machuca said. Larson said, “We have eight students enrolled in the first set of classes but I’m expecting next term’s class size to be much larger. We’ve had a lot of inquiries from students and we are working with the school’s advisory center to get the word out. There is no application process, enrollment is open.” For more information about the Allied Health Informatics Program go to the Academic Advising and Transfer Center in AC2253

Early season storm could trigger closure alert system By Shelby Schwartz The Advocate

Roads closed, an extra week of winter break, and food shortages are a few of the memories from the “Arctic Blast” of 2008 — and weather reports now circulating warn that students should prepare for a possible snow blast sometime in the next week. “The coldest weather of the season is expected late this week into early next week in the interior valleys of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon and in the western Columbia River Gorge,” according to a special alert Thursday from the National Weather Service. What’s the reaction from MHCC students about how snow might affect the campus and surrounding areas? “I think snow this early in the season would suck. I have to work all weekend,” Tamy Neiger said Thursday. “It’s my first year here so I don’t know how it affects the school. I would really hate to lose class time especially this late (in the quarter).” Nicole Perdue said, “I’m fine with it as long as it happens on the weekend. If it’s a precursor to more snow on our break, that’s fine.” Phil Ringer said, “I don’t want snow, because I take the bus to school.”

The National Weather Service alert also said, “Areas in the Columbia River Gorge could see snow levels fall to near the surface. If the cold arctic air materializes, it will bring the coldest air of the season to the area, with low temperatures falling into at least the 20s in the valleys.” MHCC Public Safety Officer Wayne Feagle said the college follows an established procedure to determine whether to close campus in case of bad winter weather. “If we feel it’s unsafe after hours when the college is closed, the officer will call the facilities director, and then the facilities director, and the college president will decide whether to close the college,” Feagle said. “Normally this occurs during the graveyard shift at 1 or 2 in the morning, when the roads are slick.” Anyone concerned about closures or late starts may want to take advantage of the “flash alert “ service provided to students and staff by MHCC. The alerts are a free service that sends a message to phones by text or by email about weather-related closures. MHCC’s Risk Manager Staci Huffaker said anyone signed up for the service must renew each year. If students do not want to sign up for the service

to find updates, they should refer to the college website or check the local TV or radio stations. “When facilities prepares for any type of weather event, they for example will look at the anticipated snow fall and the load capacities to make sure our roads and buildings can handle accumulated snowfall or ice, as ice is heavy,” Huffaker said “Public safety is instrumental in the closure and opening of the campus and evacuations if we have to leave during the day because of snow.” There is also a possibility the campus might close only for the morning and opening up later during the day for afternoon classes. Huffaker, said, “We have to have safe access before the campus is opened. “It’s actually pretty impressive that so much effort and work is put into preparing for these events, especially when you don’t know what Mother Nature is going to do,” Huffaker said. To access information on weather information or to sign up for flash alerts, go to the MHCC website, click on ‘Quick links’ and scroll down to “Inclement Weather.” There is information about when updates might be posted in event of a closure or late start and how one may sign up for flash alerts.

4 SPORTS Volleyball dominates early, end with first round sweep NOVEMBER 19, 2010

By Jon Fuccillo The Advocate

Ready – set – go! The Saints brought a frenetic style of play to the table in round one of the NWAACC Volleyball Championship match Thursday night in the MHCC gymnasium. The No. 1 seeded Saints (10-0, 347) from the South clobbered the No. 4 seed Bellevue Bulldogs (8-4, 1125) from the North in a three game sweep. They won easily, (25-3, 25-12, 256). The result paralleled earlier in the season, when the Saints defeated the Bulldogs in sweep-like fashion for the third time this year. This is the fourth year in a row that MHCC is hosting the NWAACC Volleyball Championship and the Saints, the Southern Region Champions, are riding a red-hot streak of 11 wins following Thursday night’s victory. After finishing the 2009 campaign

with a second place finish during the NWAACC Championship on their home court, the girls along with the coaching staff are more eager than ever to walk away with a Championship trophy to sit beside their most recent 2007 trophy. The team has won a total of seven NWAACC Championships, including most recently back-to-back in 2006 and 2007. “They’re just so hungry,” said head coach Chelsie Speer. “Coming so close (last year) and not reaching that goal. They (sophomores) are really feeling it. Freshmen are feeling the same thing though.” It was a good start for the Saints right from the beginning, who pounded away one point after another to begin game one. The entire team was fired up and their faces were lit with a fierce happiness. The same couldn’t be said for the Bulldogs, who looked timid and flat

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Freshman outside hitter Devan Belshe (7) helped the Saints sweep the Bellevue Bulldogs in three straight games Thursday night in the MHCC gymnasium. She finished the match with 11 kills.

Saints end on high note at NWAACCs, women place 5th By John Tkebuchava & Jon Fuccillo The Advocate

The MHCC cross country teams concluded the season at the NWAACC Championship meet Saturday at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, with the women finishing fifth and the men finishing tenth. When the men’s teams lined up for the 8K run, the ground at their feet was soft and muddy from the drizzling rain that had begun in the morning and would last well into the meet, making it virtually impossible for any one runner to gain momentum. The bad conditions were not enough to contain freshman Tahir Chakisso, who stayed near the front of the pack despite tumbling at the beginning of the fourth mile (the last stretch on the slippery course). He grabbed tenth place with a time of 26 minutes, 36.94 seconds.

"I'm proud of all our ladies. They stepped it up." Matt Hart

Saints cross country head coach

“I really had a chance to be in the top two,” said Chakisso. “It’s really hard running in the cold like that, especially with the injury in my (left) hamstring. My hamstring was completely frozen and my stomach was really hurting me and I just fell down. “I don’t want to use it as an excuse. I’ve been injured a lot. If I won, I won. It just wasn’t my day.” More than anything, he wanted to finish the race after his spill. People were encouraging him to walk on the side and drop out of the race. That wasn’t an option for Chakisso who runs with so much pride and with family and friends in attendance. “I’m competing for my team and wearing their jersey,” said Chakisso. “Didn’t want to let them down. Plus my family and country (Ethiopia) friends were all there to watch me.” The next Saints to cross the finish line were

freshmen Chris Newell, Donnie Coulson and Troy Prettyman, who finished within 30 seconds of each other with times of 28:15, 28:21 and 28:31 respectively. The final three to cross the finish line were freshman Jonathon Butcher (29:53), sophomore Markus Stephens (30:24) and freshman Jordan Bennett (31:02). “I had a better race than usual. The team did pretty well, too,” said Prettyman. Newell said, “It felt pretty good,” although he threw up after the race, a sign many runners consider a positive for pushing themselves beyond normal limitation during a race. Chakisso was not as content with his performance. “I was aiming for the top three,” he said, but battled with a variety of difficulties in addition to the slippery course. “I got dizzy and my hamstring started to hurt.” Spokane Community College dominated the field. Not only did they win the men’s championship but they had five runners place in the top 10, including Sophomore Anthony Brown who won the race with a time of 25:19.88. Brown’s teammates finished second, third, fifth, eighth, 28th and 33rd in the 81-man race. The victory marked the tenth straight victory for the Spokane men. Just last year Brown finished as the runner up. At the conclusion of the men’s race, the course got in even worse shape for the women’s 5K run. With patches of grass torn and riddled with puddles, it made for a sloppy competition. But the mangled course did not stop freshman Gabriela Diaz, the top MHCC finisher, from placing 12th with a time of 19 minutes, 11 seconds. “There was a lot of mud, but you just go through it,” said Diaz. Including Diaz, the women’s side had three runners finish in the top 20. Sophomore Amanda Faggard placed 15th with a time of 19:17 and sophomore Stacy Bird came in at 19:27, good for 20th place. “Our top three competed well,” said head coach Matt Hart. Nevertheless, Faggard, who had to endure some breathing issues, said she felt her performance was off, “I thought I would do better than that,” she said.

Following Bird was freshman Jennifer Tina clocking in at 21:03, sophomore Holli Davis at 21:28 and sophomore Jessica Hunter with a time of 24:20. “I’m proud of all our ladies. They stepped it up,” Hart said. “We had a lot of challenges this year on the women’s side.” Clark Community College won the women’s race and had four women who placed in the top 20 in a group of 75 runners. Their best runner, Briel Thoune, took third with a time of 18:51.49. For the second year in a row sophomore Shawna Schooley of Everett Community College stole the spotlight and was awarded the NWAACC individual champion with a time of 18:29.41. Bird and Smith finished the fall sports season on the women’s sophomore All-Academic Team recognized by the NWAACC. Bird has maintained a 3.78 GPA and Smith a 3.58.

Photo by Devin Courtright/The Advocate

Saints freshman Tahir Chakisso (right) just beat Highline’s Nick Lipinski for a 10th place finish (26:36.94) in Saturday’s NWAACC Championship meet in Oregon City at Clackamas Community College.


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Basketball team aids local Christian school in life lessons kids just loved it, Couldn’t get any better.” For freshman guard Otho Lesure, it Basketballs thumping on the was an experience to remember. hardwood floor echoed across the “It makes you want to just live life,” court Tuesday afternoon, drownsaid Lesure on working with the kids. ing out the laughter of the chil“These kids really enjoy the things dren who filled the MHCC gymsome people take for granted.” nasium. “I like to be a positive person for the But the ear-to-ear smiles on kids. They are the future. Hopefully, a the children’s faces told the stolot of them become good at basketball ry. (someday) and give me some games to For the second consecutive watch in the future,” Lesure said. year, MHCC’s basketball team Sophomore point guard Drew Johnhosted the Phonics Phactory son coulnd’t agree with his teammate Mount Hood Basketball Camp. more. Students from Phonics Phac“Means a lot to give back to the tory Christian Elementary kids,” said Johnson. “Because it makes School in Gresham attended me understand and realize that kids the two-hour camp and went these days may look up to me as a role through basic drills with the model.So it helps me become a better MHCC’s men’s basketball team person.” watching over and providing enThough the camp was operated in couragment. Photo By jon Fuccillo/The advocate an organized fashion, complete with Head coach Geoff Gibor, whose son Jordan attends Pho- Saint’s freshman guard Blake Westbrook (left) and sophomore guard Dustin Jones instruct students from the blare of a horn when each drill was finished, the overall mood of the event nics Phactory, wanted to do Phonics Factory Christian Elementary Tuesday in the MHCC gymnasium. was very relaxed and exciting for the something for the children and youngsters whose smiles lit up the asked the school principal if gym. there was anything his players “It’s a great way to expose them to sports, “You try to get them to do what you asked,” said could do to assist as they did last year. which is a big thing for them,” said Phonics PhacGibor. “But at the end of the day, if they had fun “He said, ‘Actually, you guys can do something tory principal Brian Mayer. there (at MHCC)’,” said Gibor, recalling how the “It’s fun,” added Gibor, “it’s always fun with then you did a good job.” Gibor said the team is planning on a series of basketball camp came to fruition. kids. It reminds me of a time when nothing else activities related to community service projects for The children who attended the camp, about 80 mattered. in all, ranged in age from 6 to 13, the majority be“It was an awesome day to be a Saint. It was the near future including a visit to Doernbecher ing on the younger end of the spectrum. a pretty great day for all parties involved. Those Children’s Hospital in Portland.

By David Lopez & Jon Fuccillo The Advocate

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Freshman forward Spencer Clayton (far left) works with one of the students from Phonics Phactory Christian Elementry on his dribbling skills Tuesday in the MHCC gymnasium. Sophomore guard Delroy Gibbs helps a young boy work on his coordination.

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NWAACC Volleyball Awards

Saints excel in round one action over the Bulldogs

-Coach Chelsie Speer was awarded the Southern Region Coach of the Year.

throughout the course of the three games, minus spurts of promise here and there. “I think they were a bit intimidated,” said sophomore outside hitter Kyra Speer. “We came out and had a lot of energy. The first game is the most important. It sets the tone.” Demi and Devan Belshe, the freshmen twins from Rooseburg, had their way on offense. Both finished the match with double digit kills. Demi had 13 followed by Devan with 11. The Saints finished the contest with a total of 37 kills compared to the Bulldogs’ 11. Coach Speer was impressed with her team’s ability to come out aggressively and play their tempo of volleyball. But she remains humble and knows in a tourna-

ment of this magnitude it’s any team’s for the taking. “As a coach I am trying to keep them grounded,” said coach Speer. “We need to do the exact same thing (today) that we did (yesterday). Don’t do anything differently. “Focus on one match at a time. We can’t start thinking ahead. Just one match at a time…” The Saints will advance to play the match winner between the No. 2 seed from the West – the Clark Penguins (7-5, 16-21) – and the No. 3 seed from the East – the Wenatchee Valley Knights (10-4, 27-6). (Results were not available at press time). The second round match featuring the Saints will start today at 12:30 p.m. in the MHCC gymnasium.

-Kyra Speer was honored for the second year in a row as the Southern Region Most Valuable Player. She was also honored by the NWAACC along with teammate sophomore outside hitter Haley Leithem on the fall Sophomore All-Academic Team. -Freshman outside hitter Devan Belshe earned First Team honors along with freshman setter Rylie Engleson. -Sophomore libero Kelsey Kai made the Second Team.


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Malcolm Johnson, who red-shirted at Boise State in 2009 (left), looks onto the MHCC field where he played during his Barlow High School football career and reflects on the game he loves.

Gresham native fights for a second chance on the gridiron By Chanel Hill The Advocate

Malcolm Johnson doesn't recall idolizing sports figures growing up, or paying much attention to the impressive list of awards and stats he posted during his high school football career at Barlow High School in Gresham. What he does know well is the football field, hard work and his passion for the game, a game he not so long ago thought about leaving. It only takes a moment to realize that the young man wearing a black hoody, grey sweats and a Florida Marlins cap tilted to the left side is indeed the same face that two years earlier Malcolm Johnson had appeared in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd for his excellence on the football field while at Barlow. This is the same Malcolm Johnson who received a full ride scholarship to national powerhouse Boise State University as a running back. They are currently ranked No. 3 in the nation in the AP Poll and, most important, No. 4 in the BCS (Bowl Championship Series). The unassuming former Barlow football standout takes time to explain how he ended up back in Gresham attending Mt. Hood Community College after a one-year stint at Boise State. "I don't so much have anything to prove. I didn't

know if I really wanted to even play anymore," said Johnson on returning home after a red-shirt season at Boise State. But to understand anything about Johnson, you would have to know where he came from. The running back, born and raised in Gresham, was among one of the fastest and toughest competitors in the state during his senior year in 2009. His speed — an 11-second time in the 100-meterdash — and his ability to stiff-arm defenders without a misstep made him a bright star on college recruiting lists. During his high school career, he was honored with eight varsity letters at Barlow – three in football, four in track and field and one in basketball. In his senior year he was honored as a 6A First Team All-State running back. He averaged 204 yards per game, rushed for 2,635 yards on 287 carries and scored 25 touchdowns during the 2008 campaign. In 2008 ESPN honored him as Player of the Week. Johnson graduated from Barlow with 6,975 total rushing yards, a diploma in his back pocket and a signed offer to attend Boise State on a football scholarship. Once at Boise State, he was met with a new level of competition and red-shirted for the Broncos. "It was just a lot faster, everybody is bigger and stronger and if they're not just as fast as you, they might be faster,” said Johnson on sizing up DivisionI level play. On addition to practices, athletes are expected to attend all team meetings and balance their school schedules, a task that Johnson wasn't ready for. "I think I got a little homesick, like something hit me in the head. Juggling football and school, I thought it was too much, but I think that was kind of an excuse for me." He continued pushing through and completed three semesters at Boise State before his grades no longer kept him eligible for his football scholarship. "It was all just kind of being lazy,” said Johnson.

“The first semester I didn't do much studying and it got me in the hole pretty early. I did okay second semester but it all kind of fell apart in the summer.” Despite having a strong support system within the school, the misconception that athletes get a free ride isn't true and Johnson found that out the hard way. "The coaches wanted us to be more on our own without getting extra help, but help was there if you wanted it. We just had to do it on our own," said Johnson. "I didn't really take the initiative myself to go out and get the help." So Malcolm headed back to Gresham and somewhere between potato country and home, realized what he was giving up. "It's my favorite sport: the competitiveness, the skill, and just knowing I can play at the next level," said Johnson. "When the time came to play and I couldn't play, I realized how much I wanted to play again." He's home now, taking 18 credits at MHCC, working out with a speed coach, running three times a week and lifting weights four times a week, all in hopes of returning to Boise State next term. “They said if I get my GPA back up, I can go back in January,” said Johnson. “I have to demonstrate that I’m doing well in school to get my scholarship back. I will walk on for try-outs but they’ve told me my spot is there for me,” said Johnson who’s kept in contact with his running backs coach Keith Bhonapha at Boise State via email since leaving. Still, he’s not losing focus of his future, “The thing that I realized is that I need to really focus on school. School is the thing that’s going to get me places,” said Johnson. Next fall will mark the second chance for the young man who hopes his feet will carry him back to the arena, the lights and what he knows so well. “I don’t want to have the mystery or ‘what if ’s’ in the back of my mind,” Johnson said. “I want to go out and really see what I can do.”


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UFC 123 main event preview and throwdowns Jackson's toughness and never-say-die attitude will be deciding factor By David Lopez The Advocate

When Quinton “Rampage” Jackson fights Lyoto Machida Saturday night at The Palace in Auburn Hills, Mich., in a UFC light heavyweight (175 lb.) feature, it will mark his second fight in the last 17 months. In his last fight Jackson was outworked and outclassed by Rashard Evans and dropped a unanimous decision. Despite the hype and animosity going into that match, Jackson looked lethargic most of the night, unable to mount a significant offensive attack until late in the fight when he knocked Evans down with a right hand. By the end of the round, however, it was Jackson fending off an Evans onslaught just before the final bell. Rampage admitted afterwards to feeling some rust that evening, but the fact is that was his eighth career defeat and it’s been two years since he’s defeated anyone of note. So should Jackson’s fans be worried heading into the showdown with the versatile Machida? Simply put, no. Though some fighters are smitten with fragile psyches, there are a rare few who feed off the idea of combat, victories and losses being second nature. Jackson is in the latter category. During Season 10 of The Ultimate

Fighter, Evans sarcastically asked how many losses Rampage had suffered, to which Jackson matter-of-factly replied, “A bunch. So what?” Never was this resolve on display more so than in December 2008 when Jackson faced another bitter rival, Wanderlei Silva, who twice stopped J a c k son in brutal

fashion while the pair were fighting in Pride. That night would belong to Jackson, however, as he flattened Silva with a single left hook in the first round, thus erasing any lingering demons. Couple this with Machida’s previous two fights against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and it’s obvious that despite the long road Jackson has travelled, he will have the momentum coming into the cage Saturday night. When Machida fought Rua in a rematch this past May, he had an opportunity to erase the bitterness that most MMA fans were feeling after he received an unpopular decision in the first meeting seven months prior. Instead, Machida looked like a spent force, being brutally knocked out in the first round. Though Machida will undoubtedly attempt to Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson stick-and-move to

avoid Jackson’s power, he should also be a much more willing partner than Evans was seven months ago, giving Jackson opportunities to attack from a standing position, something that Evans constantly kept him from doing in their match. He will also have the reassurance of having fought already this year, erasing the rust that hindered his performance against Evans. Another positive for Rampage is his under-appreciated ground game. His aggressive striking style often makes fans forget that Jackson entered MMA from a wrestling background and was rumored to have considered becoming a professional wrestler before entering the world of MMA. In the end, what it comes down to for Jackson is the knowledge that if he loses critics will surely begin to speak of him in the same sense that others, such as Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, are spoken of: past-their-prime legends whose presence in the cage causes them humiliation more than it entertains fans at this point. Therefore, Jackson needs this victory badly and he knows it. His last victory was two years ago. His back was to the wall that time and he’s in the same position this time. Expect him to rise to the occasion this time, too.

Speed, discipline and punishing strikes steer Machida By Riley Hinds The Advocate

Lyoto Machida is coming off a devastating loss in UFC 113 that may have only been postponed from a controversial win in UFC 104. Machida started his martial arts training when he was just 3 years old and earned his black belt in karate by the time he was 13. At the age of 17, he began training for Mixed Martial Arts fighting. According to a 2009 statistic, opponents of champions like Frank Mir, BJ Penn, Rashad Evans or Anderson Silva can expect anything from a 36 percent to 80 percent takedown success rate. Machida’s challengers see less than 20 percent of their takedown attempts successful. Okay, so Rampage has a significant advantage in the experience category (38 fights total, Machida has 17), but only seven of his fights have been in the UFC and he lost two of them. I can hear his trainers now: “I don’t think we’re in Pride anymore, Todo.” I have never liked Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. The array of foolery utilized by his team on The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights in 2009 sealed any deal remaining for a scrap of his dignity in my eyes. Focus

on the prize and victory in the cage? No. Rampage directs his band of certified losers (who may have been winners had their coach not been Jackson) to fill opponents “Team Evans” cars with chickens and to paint their prefight prep rooms pink. Rampage proved over and over that his mind is stuck in the clouds of fame and entertainment. Week after week of loss and we still get Ultimate Fighter: Jackass Edition Starring - Rampage Jackson. His team ended up with one win the entire season and both finalists came from Team Evans. Machida routinely picks his opponents apart with startling strikes and speedy takedowns that disorient contenders. Although both fighters are, in fact, champions, I am expecting to see Rampage face down and unresponsive at the end of this fight. Think about it. Rampage is coming off a huge loss in a fight against a person Machida knocked out cold less than two years ago. He lost on his show and lost on his chance to get revenge. Rampage should not be fighting Machida; he should be fighting a blind 3-year-old girl. Rampage even admitted in one postfight interview regarding his performance in UFC 114 against Rashad Evans: “I knew

I lost that fight before I even stepped in the cage,” then went on to discuss his attempts at constant secrecy surrounding himself and his training camp. How did we (the general public) not get that message? Mr. Baracus, tear down this wall . . . of secrecy and stupidity. This time, let your fans know you plan on losing before they get too worked up for your act. Although both fighters are champions I am hoping/expecting to see Rampage unresponsive at the end of the fight. But sure as BJ Penn will be chosen victor against Matt Hughes, Machida will win this fight by deciLyoto 'The Dragon' Machida sion.

UFC 123 will be shown live on Pay-Per-View from the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Auburn Hills, Mich. Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. The co-feature will be B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes. Joe Lauzon vs. George Sotiropolous and Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch are also scheduled for the event.


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The emperor(Jordan Brown) shows off his garment, which is invisible to those who are unfit for their position or just stupid, during Wednesday’s performance.


The Emperor's New Clothes brings joy to youth Story and photos by David Gambill The “The Emperor’s New Clothes” brought joy and ahhs from the mystified children. and a chorus of applause from more than 500 elAudience participation is a must with this ementary school children and volunteers who at- show. Several children made their way onto the tended Wednesday’s performance. stage to play the parts of a horse and noisy oldI was a little worried before the show started fashioned sewing machines. that the tykes would distract from the action on Also, don’t be surprised if the actors make their the stage. While waiting for the curtain to rise, a way through your row at some point or another. little boy who I’m sure just recently learned how Breaking the fourth wall is a common phenomto write was sending a text message in the row in enon in this performance. front of me. Another row ahead, two little girls Notable acting performances were by the were playing a hand-clapping game, which start- Emperor (Jordan Brown), the Empress, (Quinci ed several other hand-clapping games nearby. I suddenly understood why the department recommends students and faculty to attend the public show. Yet, to my pleasure, when the music started and a band of peasants in colorful garments danced on stage, the children were fully engaged. There were other surprises, too, in Hans Christian Anderson’s tale of a peasant, Peter, played by Coleton Sticka, who wants to go to the city and become rich. The set starts out simply with a backdrop of the night sky over an Arabian city and some brick styled platforms placed mid-stage center, left and right. When Peter and friends head to the city a new set is dropped from the rafters. Soon after, Peter is knocking on an invisible door and the sound effect associated with the rap drew oohs Peter (Coleton Sticka) directing children to lead the crowd in sound effects.

Daoust), Peter (played by Sticka), and Grandmother (Suzanne Duval). Sticka excelled in directing the audience during audience participation moments. Brown’s emperor was authoritative enough to scare Peter but simple and gentle enough to be a pleasure to the children. Daoust held good form for an empress as she paraded around the stage demanding the respect a queen deserves. Even the timbre of her voice distinguished herself from the peasant class. Duval outclassed everyone, though. Her performance as the grandmother was exceptional, from her posturing to her delivery. During her few moments of stage time, she lit up the stage and turned it into a breathing land in the countryside. If you have children, I recommend taking them to the Saturday performance. It’s clean fun with good moral lessons about honesty and making the best with what you have. The show starts at 2 p.m. in the College Theater. Part-time theater instructor Jennifer Hunter directs the show. Tickets are $2. For more information, call the box office 503-491-7154. The next MHCC play will be the musical “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Auditions are Nov. 29, 30 and Dec 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Studio Theater. More audition information is available at


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Annual 'Scrooge Lives' event to bring art vendors to campus By Jessica Winters The Advocate

Jewelry, artwork, scarves, purses, hats, reconditioned musical instruments, handmade skincare products and Christmas ornaments are a few of the items available “Scrooge Lives,” the 41st annual holiday craft festival that will take place in the College Center Lounge (Room 1051) Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Dec 2, 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Vendors this year include MHCC custodial staff employee Jim Ouchida, who is selling handmade silver rings and polished gemstones. A new vendor this year is a non-profit organization called “The Music Project,” which sells reconditioned musical instru-

ments. The community group called “Mostly Mozart Multi-Generational Clarinet Ensemble” will provide a musical performance Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. On Dec. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. the Associated Student Government will be presenting the lighting of the “holiday giving tree” where people can donate unwrapped toys or nonperishable food. College Center employee Mary Burlingame, who is in charge of the event, said, “Last year’s attendance registered 3,5004,500 people visiting the College Center for the two-day period event. “We hope to meet or beat that attendance,” she said.

File Photo by Mick Eagleson/The Advocate

Amber Mooney tries on a hat at last year’s “Scrooge Lives” event

Cosmetology club goal to create new image on campus By Mike Mata The Advocate

They may not be the most high-profile club on campus, but cosmetology’s “Image Makers Club” is gaining notice from students and faculty alike. The club participates in a variety of events, from renting Halloween-themed mannequin heads and doing free pre-dance make-up during Hallo-week, to going to a professional hair show in Seattle, to holding retail selling contests. “My whole goal is to get more involved in the school,” said President Franny Crabb. “This year we’ve been a part of the success of cosmetology,” said Crabb. Associated Student Government President

Larry Collins-Morgan said, “The clubs are the lifeblood of Mt. Hood. There is a direct correlation between student achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. ” Crabb said, “I’m pretty sure it’s in the by-laws that anyone can be in a club. But we don’t have any outside members.” The club is in the midst of planning a sale for the holidays, perhaps a bazaar. They are also talking of a Valentine’s Day event and discounted work done for high school proms in the spring. The club also attends hair shows. A trip to a Seattle show was paid for, in part, by the proceeds from the mannequin head fundraiser and others like it. Crabb said another show is in the works.

A hair show is similar to a convention in that different vendors and companies set up booths and teach seminars about cosmetology. Cosmetology programs also bring their own product, such as KMS, the hair product of the MHCC cosmetology department. “There are hundreds of vendors,” said Crabb. Crabb said she looks to keep up the participation of the club. “My goal was to raise money to go to hair shows. The current goal is raise more for the next president so we can stay involved in the school,” Crabb said. “Sometimes we feel like we don’t have a lot of involvement. I’m trying to get people more involved with the school. That’s my main goal.”

Special Feature:

Holiday gives staff and students something to be thankful for By Shelby Schwartz and Anevay Torrez The Advocate

MHCC students and staff are preparing for Thanksgiving by packing for trips back home to spend the holiday with their families. Asked what Thanksgiving means to him, business major Jake Gregus said, “It means it’s the one time of the year that I can relax; it’s nice to just sit down with the family.” “My favorite Thanksgiving dessert is strawberry cheesecake, doesn’t matter if it’s store bought or homemade. Just having dinner and watching football is tradition for my family,” said Gregus. Some family recipes are secret, but some people were willing to share their family traditions and Thanksgiving meals. “I usually just cook a turkey and a ham, I have 23 to 25 people, and sometimes I set the table with scriptures at each setting and at the end of the day we all go around and say what we are thankful for,” said Sue Sanders, head cashier and

accounts receivable specialist for the MHCC bookstore. When thinking about Thanksgiving, Mary Peery, MHCC Bookstore customer service representative, said, “It’s a sweetbread my mom used to make for all the major holidays. She would make a bunch of them for Easter and Thanksgiving and hand them out to the neighbors. When we had it for breakfast, we would make icing and I would make mine different colors and drizzle it on top.” Tambi Boyle, math instructor, said, “The day before Thanksgiving, there is usually no room in the fridge to fit a thawed turkey. So we start driving around to look for one. We usually find one at around midnight. It’s the whole family driving around.” Carol Pauker, bookstore employee, said, “I cook for two people who do Atkins (a lowcarbohydrate diet plan), two people who are vegetarians, and everybody else will eat anything. So out of a family of 12, I just cook and they can try to find something within that.”

Recipe: Christmas Bread Provided by Mary Peery Ingredients: 2 Tbsp sugar 1 ½ cups water ¼ cup dried cranberries 2 cups unpacked light brown sugar ¼ cup dried apples ¼ cup walnut halves ½ cup powdered sugar 1 Tbsp water ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions: Mix flour, water, yeast and 2 Tbsp sugar into a ball, knead for a few minutes, rest for 1 hour Cut into three balls, roll out flat onto a cookie sheet, spread butter, then brown sugar, cinnamon and dried fruits and nuts. Roll all into a large log and the shape as a “U” or “horseshoe.” Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 50 minutes or until light brown on top and when tapped makes a hollow sound.

1 Tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp yeast


¾ cup all-purpose flour

Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, ¼ tsp vanilla, and just enough water to make a drizzling consistency and drizzle on roll, cut and enjoy.

1 ¾ cups whole-wheat flour 8 Tbsp margarine


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Annual Kanawaksooma pow-wow dances through MHCC By Devin Courtright The Advocate

The sound of thundering drums was heard from noon to 10 p.m. in the MHCC gymnasium Saturday at the seventh annual Kanawaksooma Pow-wow, sponsored by the Native American club ChakoKum Tux. The pow-wow this year featured a variety of Native American tribal dance performances and rituals throughout the day, performed by professional dancers and members of the community. During each dance performance, a drum group, generally with eight people, pounded on one bass drum while singing Native American tribal ritual chants. Elisha BigBack, club president, said she was happy with the turn out of the pow-wow. “I feel like it’s a success. I feel like a lot of people came and I feel really good about it,” said BigBack. “It’s a lot of work but definitely worth it.” BigBack said she was there setting up the event at 6 a.m. and then had until midnight to take everything down. According to BigBack’s speech, the club partnered with native community organizations, such as the Bow and Arrow Culture Club, Red Lodge Transitions Services, Tawna and Laura of KillerTaco to organize the powwow and educate the visitors about Native American culture. “Our partnership with several community organizations speaks volumes about the type of communication

we want to convey to our youth, it takes a community pulling together and supporting each other to continue the traditions and cultural beliefs we hold dear as Native people,” said BigBack. Elizabeth Perry, one of the two club advisers, said she wouldn’t have the exact number of people who attended the pow-wow until later this month, but said there was “over a thousand” people who attended the event. “Our feed was set up for a thousand (guests) and we used all the food, so it (the crowd) had to be a little bit more than that,” said Perry. “Some of them (the vendors) actually sold out. They told me, ‘I wish I would have brought more stuff.’ ” Celia Payer, vice president of the club, said there were 24 vendors selling an array of items such as t-shirts, jewelry, hats and even salmon. There were also four non-profit groups at the pow-wow. She also said the food served was salmon, red potatoes, carrots, rolls and buffalo stew. Perry said the performers, drummers and the MC of the event were all contracted by the club to do a service and were provided a table in return. “It was kind of like an ageold tradition of native trade,” said Perry. “I think as a whole, we all benefitted from the pow-wow,” Perry said. “I think we did a really good job (this year).”

C a l e n d a r

Sunday, November 21 Violet Isle fundraiser concert for 8 year-old with neuroblastoma cancer. 8 p.m / $5 at the door of the Someday Lounge Wednesday, November 24 No classes 12 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. 12-step meeting AC2700 / classroom Thursday, November 25 Happy Thanksgiving! Campus closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Friday, November 26 Campus closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Auditions for Rocky Horror will be held Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 6 p.m. - 9 p.m College Theater

Wednesday, December 1 Mt. Hood Symphonic Band and orchestra will perform

Thursday, December 2 Jazz Band 1 and 2 will perform

Pow-wow attendants took part in Native American ritual dancing. Photo left little boy and girl owl dancing (slow dance for boy and girl along to drums.) Photos by Devin Courtright/ The Advocate

End of term concerts to be held By Kylie Rogers The Advocate

Music director Susie Jones has been preparing her groups for their winter concerts Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 by picking musical literature that will challenge the students and engage the audience. The free concerts, held both days at 7:30 p.m. in the College Theater, also serve as the final exam for performing students. Their exam grade is based on participation and “ongoing contribution to the band,” said Jones. The Dec. 1 event will be a performance by the Mt. Hood symphonic band and orchestra. The symphonic band will be co-directed by Jones and Leroy Anderson and will play three pieces. “There are different strengths and weaknesses in the band. It makes for different talent each year,” Jones said. The difficulties are overcoming the holes in instrumentation but there are sev-

eral students who have picked up second or third instruments, she said. The two jazz groups performing Dec. 2 are audition groups with group one under Jones’ direction and group two under the direction of Stan Bock. Each group will perform four pieces. Jazz Band 1 recently played at Memorial Coliseum Nov. 7 as a tribute to veterans, playing 1940s big band music to an audience of 3,000, according to Jones. Jazz Band 1 will play new material at the Dec. 2 performance. Jazz Band 1 also performed Thursday night along with the U.S. Air Force Academy Falconaires in the Vista Dining Center. “Someone from the Air Force contacted me and said they were doing a West Coast tour and wanted to know if they could play with us,” said Jones. For more information, contact Jones at 503-491-7158.


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Ceramics to hold holiday sale on campus one, as well as purchasing wood to heat the kilns. Another purchase for The Ceramics Club will host a Hol- the club are new shelves for the woodiday Sale fundraiser Dec. 1-3 at the fire kilns, as the old ones are beginning Visual Arts Gallery from 10 a.m. to 7 to come apart and when fragments of the shelves fall onto clay pieces being p.m. The sale will feature a large selec- fired, it renders them un-salvageable. “It’s not cheap to keep this place tion of works from all levels of the club. The works will include plates, running,” said Mitchell. There are other things besides mapitchers and mugs, all thrown and terials and refired by members. pairs that mon“A wide vari- “A wide variety of things will be ey is spent on, ety of things will available and a wide variety of such as having be available and a wide variety of talent, from beginners to alumni potters come in for workshops. talent, from be“The club ginners to alumni to our instructors and techs.” funds act as a to our instructors Elisa Mitchell subsidiary, so and techs,” said Independent study student for ceramics MHCC students Elisa Mitchell, are charged an independent a smaller fee. study student for Students pay $10, while the general ceramics. Ceramics tech Sarah Davis said public pays $35 for the workshop,” the sale items are “perfect gift ideas.” said Davis. The club plans another fundraiser Twenty-five percent of the proceeds will go straight to the club while the in the spring, but as far as between rest goes to pay for the materials used then and now, it is uncertain. “Sometimes we have sales, someto create the works. The funds also go toward equip- times we don’t. It depends on who ment repairs and materials used by wants to organize it,” said Mitchell. Another fundraiser the club parthe club. These materials include glaze, which can be expensive, and the ticipates in is the Empty Bowls funbrighter colors cost more, said Mitch- draiser. They make bowls, fill them with soup, sell them and give all the ell. There are also kilns that need re- proceeds to food banks. “We raised pairing, from electric elements on one, $1,400 for a food bank one year,” to rebuilding another wood-burning said Mitchell.

'A Little Bit of Everything'

By Mike Mata The Advocate

Photo by Devin Courtright/ The Advocate

The exhibit "A Little Bit of Everything" by Dara Allison Harvey will be shown in the Visual Arts Gallery until Nov. 22 Gallery hours are from Monday Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is closed on weekends and holidays.

Book Review: George W. Bush from a different perspective By David Lopez The Advocate

The memoir of former-president George W. Bush, as expected, is at the very least an interesting read. Political views aside, how could such a topic not be interesting? After all, in eight years the 43rd president of the United States dealt with a multitude of issues ranging from 9/11 in year one to a massive financial crisis by the end of his second term. In between, there were two wars, a natural disaster that dismantled an entire city and a variety of internal and external dilemmas the former president recalls with much candor. The aptly titled “Decision Points” (referred to as such because each chapter focuses on a different decision made) opens as Bush explains making the choice to stop drinking. He recalls the day in 1986 when he struggled to remember the last time he hadn't had a drink and the ensuing struggle to avoid alcohol once and for all. He describes his father with much reverence throughout ("there was always something extraordinary about George H.W. Bush") and how virtually

every decision throughout his life appears to have come with the 41st president's approval, contrary to the belief of many.

It should come as no surprise that much of the book deals with 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed. It's when writing about these topics, especially 9/11, that Bush comes across with an emotion so clear that it reminds you that in spite of being president, he was human first. He admits to having doubts about the mission in Iraq once it persisted into 2006 but maintained his stance on the war publicly for the sake of the liberated Iraqis and the troops. He also talks proudly about the progress made toward establishing democracy in the two regions. Regarding criticism of his administration, Bush is forthright and mostly understands, although he seems to shift blame for the Hurricane Katrina failures to Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco for not authorizing the federal government to control relief efforts. He recalls an encounter with the mother of a fallen soldier and despite her calling him "as big a terrorist as Osama bin Laden," humbly says, "She lost her son; she had the right to speak her mind to the man who had sent him into battle."

On the Katrina saga, Bush admits to feeling stung by charges that racism was a factor in the government's response (not just by Kanye West, either). It's at this point that Bush again recounts emotionally how his No Child Left Behind Act was a direct result of the heartache he felt watching minorities struggle through school systems. Though brief, Bush even makes mention of Michael Moore's "so-called documentary" while recollecting on his 2004 re-election campaign and later when discussing a bin Laden message (“It sounded like he was plagiarizing”). The book is likely to provide adequate justification for critics of the 43rd president as he recounts the cost of financing war and his decision to allow waterboarding on captured terrorists, among other things. Proponents will be equally reassured to learn the thought and planning that went into these and many other decisions. For others, “Decision Points” will provide an in-depth look at a figure whose place in history, whether for better or worse, is still being determined.


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