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quarter of the MHCC men’s basketball team is made up of Sam Barlow High School graduates, who have been teammates and friends since childhood. Go figure that 43 percent of MHCC’s total offense — 33.4 points of the team’s 77.3 points Story by Jon Fuccillo, per game — comes from the photos by Jake Fray quartet on the floor: Jeremy Jones (13.2), Garrett Strasburg (9.2), Drew Johnson (6.6) and Dustin Johnson, the youngest of the bunch, Jones (4.4). “That’s really good,” said Head Coach graduated in 2009 while the other three Geoff Gibor on the foursome’s offensive graduated in 2008. In the 2008 campaign, threat. “That means that your backyard Barlow finished the season 23-5 and ad(Gresham) is producing for you. Just goes to vanced to the 6A State Championship tourshow when you take a bunch of local kids, nament at Mac Court in Eugene. The team mix them in with a couple kids from out of was sent home disappointed after going two and out during the tournament. state, we can be really good.”

Tom Johnson, Barlow’s varsity head coach and father of Drew Johnson, said the four have come a long way since that ’08 season, both on and off the court. He said it didn’t sink in right away. “You tend to appreciate guys more after they leave,” he said. “Obviously, with the four of them playing together again it’s pret-

ty special for me. They helped put a mark on Barlow basketball. It’s real gratifying. Physically you The coach has guided Barlow to 21 consecutive playoff appearances in his 24-year career.

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Forensics team to host high school tournament this weekend Riley Hinds The Advocate

The MHCC Forensics team is hosting a high school invitational tournament today from 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event is a chance for high school students from across the region to come to the college campus and test their skills against one another. Although this event is open to high schools across the nation and 27 are currently enrolled, most of the schools are from the Northwest. “We have a couple schools from Spokane that usually show up, schools from Vancouver, too. Once we even had a school from Nevada come,” said Shannon Valdivia, MHCC forensics director. This year the turnout shouldn’t disappoint though, with high schools on the register from Hermiston to Florence. “The tournament hasn’t been this big in years. We normally average around 20 to 21 schools. We’re at 27,” Valdivia said Tuesday, with a day left before the registration deadline. There is no limit to the number of schools

that can attend, but there is a restriction for debate teams: six entries per school. This is due to space constraints on campus. “As the numbers stand, we will have 40 rooms dedicated to the debates and that’s pushing it. I mean, we’re almost literally using closets because were so tight for space,” said Valdivia. Tournament proceedings will take place all across the campus but the central communication hub for individual round information will be the College Center. Valdivia said, “This event provides an opportunity for high school students to get a chance to get some good competition in with each other. They have been working really hard all year and the idea is that through their season (which starts in September) they gradually improve and get to district qualifying tournaments, which then qualify them for state.” As far as tournament events, there will be four debate styles that the students will be subjected to: cross-examination (consists of teams of one or two debaters debating), Lincoln-Douglass

(strictly one on one), public forum (a high-speed, public-oriented style of debate) and public, which is more or less impromptu and based on the parliamentary system in England. Forensics is basically a speech and debate group, Valdivia explained. “It’s like how athletics is more physical sport; speech and debate is the sport of the mind,” she said. Valdivia said forensics program need support. “Speech and debate is one of the student activities that is normally one of the first issues on the chopping block as far as budget cuts are concerned, even though it enables students learn some very valuable skills that they can take with them in their professional and personal lives,” she said. Awards will be assigned after preliminary and elimination rounds conclude. Those deemed master debaters will earn trophies. MHCC will host a similar event for college students the following weekend. Anyone with questions should call Valdivia at 503-491-7634.

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Community outreach brings exposure to MHCC Considering that Mt. Hood is a “community” college, it is always good to hear about our college programs actively reaching out to the surrounding community. Take the basketball clinic that Geoff Gibor set up for students of the Phonics Phactory school in Gresham. It was held Tuesday, was free of charge and involved MHCC men’s basketball players teaching the students some basics of the game. “We just wanted to give back to the community,” said Gibor. Fifty-four schoolchildren attended the clinic and, assuming it was a positive experience for them, left an image of MHCC in their minds that they will surely remember when it comes time for them to choose an educational path after high school. Similarly, the forensics team will hold an invitational competition for local high schools today and tomorrow. Again, this is an excellent showcase of MHCC’s facilities, even if only in the capacity of what the forensics team does. The jazz band also usually hosts a similar competition each year. Cassie McVeety, the vice president of college advancement and executive director of the MHCC Foundation, sees clinics and competitions as excellent ways of reaching out to the surrounding community. McVeety sees these programs as “mutually beneficial to our students and the various communities we serve.” These programs are mutually beneficial. They bring much needed exposure to MHCC, and provide services that benefit much of the surrounding community. The people who have played an active role in making these programs come to life should be commended for the active outreach they have created.

Police are part of the problem, not the solution Brett Stanley The Advocate

It’s odd being 20 or 30 yards away from people being gunned down, and eating dinner while it happens. It’s depressing on one hand and scary on the other. My friend Jesse and I were in Wall Street Pizza in downtown Gresham, across the street from the M&M Lounge, last Friday night when the shootings took place. There are three dead; one a suicide, two murdered, and one still in critical condition. We were walking up to the back entrance of Wall Street, from the parking lot in the rear; there was a break in the music that was blaring from the M&M. Sweet Home Alabama starts playing as we walk inside. Witnesses report that’s when Jeffrey A. Grahn, an off-duty Clackamas County sherriff ’s sergeant, started shooting. We didn’t see the murders, or the suicide. We did see the aftermath. We saw countless people soft-

ly crying, with glazed over glars, or you. But I have a looks in their eyes; some in deeply ingrained fear of shock, some not. Some were men with clubs and guns talking to police, some were and the authority and lack just standing there, looking of oversight to do whatever around, looking like they they want with them. wanted something to do, or I feel pretty safe in to not be where they were at Gresham, or anywhere that moment. Some looked there are no police officers. angry, like they wanted to Despite my liberal ideals, I do something, but it was far still own guns. I don’t own too late for them to take any them because they make sort of action. me feel powerful, or that And there were the I have control over mydead; two in the alley beself or anyone else. I own hind the M&M, crumpled them because the Second like garbage waiting to be Amendment is there not picked up, with people starso we can protect ourselves ing at the bodies and quietly from each other, but from whispering to each other. the police and our own The police were out in military. force, obviously, hostile and Need is evermore pressuspicious of everyone, runent when we hire law Web photo enforcement ning up and down Main based on Street with M4 and AR-15 The outside of the M&M Lounge, where four people how aggressive and auassault rifles, police dogs were shot last Friday night thoritative they are. When sniffing and snarling at evthose same people feel the I, who have a small arsenal beerything. tween us, wondered why we nev- need to fire beanbag rounds at What a weird time it was. er take those guns with us when 12-year-old girls at MAX stops, Downtown had gone quiet as if a we leave the house. and tase the mentally ill until blanket of ash or snow was mufI have a concealed handgun they’re dead. When they shoot fling all sound for miles around. permit, for God’s sake, and never 23-year-old kids in the back. Or There were no sirens, no scream- put it to good use or any use. I when they walk into a restaurant ing, no commotion. don’t have the thing because I’m and kill two people because they Later, after we left, Jesse and afraid of my neighbor, or bur- did something they didn’t like.

Letters to the Editor MHCC environmental group seeks to clear up activity Students for Environmental Justice (SEJ) affirms the ecological unity and the interdependence of all species, and the right to be free from ecological destruction. We see the right to political, economic, cultural and environmental self-determination of all peoples as fundamental. We recognize a unique, legal relationship of Native Peoples to the U.S. & Canadian governments through agreements, treaties, compacts, and covenants affirming self-determination and sovereignty.   Earlier this month SEJ planned to attend the Anti Olympic, Vancouver Peoples Summit & Convergence. This historical summit included presentations addressing poverty, homelessness, indigenous rights, civil rights, migrant justice, environment, labor, corporate personhood and movement building.  SEJ also planned to collect information about the growing career field of Community Organizing.     SEJ conferred with faculty and student groups (Chako Kum Tux-Native America club and CASS/IALs students) both of which have experienced the impact of compromised environmental policies concerning the native people around the world.  Public documentation outlines all SEJ plans. According to Chako Kum Tux officers “these conferences have greatly improved community awareness on a number of environmental issues that directly affect Indigenous people.”   The 2010 Olympics are occurring on illegally occupied Coast Salish peoples’ land.  According to Gord Hill of the Kwakwakawak’w First Nation, 33% of the homeless in Vancouver are Native Peoples and Olympic development has increased that number.  In response to rising housing prices, cuts on civil services and crimi-

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nalization of the homeless the Gathering of the Indigenous called a convergence to oppose the 2010 games.   SEJ meetings are open to all (Tuesdays, 12pm  RM1266 / Fridays, 10am RM2755). Our next event “Knowledge Beyond Borders” (College Center , Feb. 25 @ 3PM). Is co-sponsored by SEJ, the Diversity Board and MECHA, and will include: a Panel CASS/IALS students, Guest Speaker Luis Guzman and a talk on immigrant rights in the US.  Tyler Bristow President, Students for Environmental Justice

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Students for Environmental Justice (SEJ) President Tyler Bristow said during a Tuesday phone call that an editorial in last week’s issue of The Advocate, entitled “Student Organization and Clubs funding choices become worrisome,” contained false claims. The editorial segment Bristow referred to is this: “The SEJ club will go to Canada, protest and come back. And with no seminars planned, no events scheduled, how are the students of MHCC better served?” Bristow said Thursday the group never intended to go to Vancouver to protest the Olympics. In a Tuesday e-mail, he wrote: “Our intent was to gain knowledge of the various social & environmental issues being presented at the Vancouver anti-Olympic Peoples Summit & the community organizing happening around them in Vancouver. We had a detailed itinerary on the various panels and workshop we would be attending during the 2 day seminar.” But a bulk e-mail sent out by SEJ on Jan. 16 said, “The schedule this far looks likes like E-mail advocatt@mhcc.edu 503-491-7250 (Main) 503-491-7413 (Office) 503-591-6064 (Fax)

Feb 10-11 Peoples Summit with work shops on Creative Tactics (puppet and banner making), knowing your rights, indigenous opposition panel, community organizing after the olympics and more. Feb 12 “Welcome” the 2010 Olympic Torch with Free Games, Free Speech, and Free Food! Beginning with a festival at the Vancouver Art Gallery at 3 pm, followed by a parade and protest to BC Place Stadium.” Bristow said Thursday that the final itinerary did not include this protest, but that the document with the final itinerary has been shredded due to confidentiality reasons. Bristow said the editorial’s inference that they were going to spend money on craft supplies is false and that the funding request was merely for gas in two vehicles and food for seven MHCC students. This was included in the funding request as well. The Advocate regrets the error. Bristow pointed to the group’s funding request as an example of the trip’s benefits to MHCC students. The request said: “Gain insights into Canada’s relationship with sovereign native nations and the conditions of occupation in North America. Learn community organizing methods and network with Indigenous, antipoverty, migrant justice, environmental justice, anti-war, labor, and anti colonial activists. Gain knowledge of global issues that often go under the radar (for example; the Tar Sands in Northern Alberta). Join in diverse demonstrations and rallies that will give inspiration for a lifetime of activism.” The Advocate regrets the confusion about the editorial, but stands by the statement that the SEJ’s trip to Vancouver, B.C., would not have been beneficial to MHCC students who were unable to make the trip. Adviser

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College includes key upgrades as part of 10-year 'Masterplan' Chelsea Van Baalen The Advocate

Seismic upgrades and conforming to the Americans with Disabilities Act codes are two of the top priorities in the college’s construction plans, according to Deb France, head architect and designer. These modifications are part of the college’s 10-year construction plan, entitled “Masterplan” and, according to France, student feedback on the plan is “vital.” “I think the students really need to be a part of this,” France said. Approximately 15 students gathered in the visual arts theater Wednesday for the masterplan’s first student forum and France’s presentation on the college’s construction plans. “This is a 10-year plan,” France said. And when it comes to influences, she said to the audience, “You definitely have a part. We have a lot of influencing factors.” France said the main question being asked is “What do we need to serve the campus better?” France pointed out that there are 31,000 students at the college and that for this planning process, it is narrowed to the Gresham campus. Frances said that a majority of the campus was constructed between 1968 and 1972. “Nothing has happened on this campus since 1975. It’s starting to show,” France said. “They need a little bit of tender loving care.”

France said the construction would be undertaken with sustainability in mind. This would include taking “advantage of natural daylight,” providing ventilation, and having “green roofs,” with all of these systems working together. Another goal is to “capture the mountain,” France said. “This is a campus that can have (that view) but it needs to be accessible to everybody,” she said. Another accessibility issue, according to France, is the “wayfinding,” or how people navigate through the campus. “Our wayfinding solution is to create a system where people can find their way (from) the outside in,” France said. This includes giving addresses to the buildings as well as naming each individual sidewalk. “You actually have a pathway to follow to get there,” France said. France said another issue related to accessibility is signage. “Some of these signs have here for 40 years,” she said. However, France said the masterplan can “still make use of some of the existing infrastructure” while improving the image of the college. Of the planned construction, France said, “It’s exciting. It gets me excited. I want to come here. “We want to create a sense of place, a welcoming sense of place that strengthens who Mt. Hood (Community College) is.”

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Above: A computer generated image of projected upgrades for the library. Below: A front view of the college’s new look after upgrades, with “green roofs” and other sustainable parts installed.

Mock funeral counseling to help students gain experience M. Michael Rose The Advocate

The Funeral Services Program will be host practice funeral arrangements on campus Tuesday. Volunteers will act as bereaved family members while students in the second year of the program participate in the mock planning of a family member’s funeral. The mock funeral is open to the general public. Students will gain the benefit of experiencing the funeral arrangement process in a live environment while volunteers will have the unique opportunity to participate from the perspective of a bereaved relative, providing an opportunity to become more prepared to make final arrangements for a deceased relative. “It’s a really good experience on both sides. For the participants, they learn a lot about funerals. The majority of people don’t know what to expect when a loved one dies,” said LaRae Hartman, a second- year funeral services student. The mock arrangements have been held yearly for the last 15 years. In some previous years, the first-year students helped out by taking on the role of a relative looking to plan a loved one’s funeral. During her first year in the program, Hartman participated in the role of grieving customer. “Last year I did one (mock funeral arrangement) for my father. You think about it and you are like, ‘Wow! If this was real . . . .’ I don’t like doing it, it is really hard.” However hard it may be, the mock arrangements help participants prepare themselves for occurrence of a death in the family. “It’s inevitable; you are going to lose loved

ones,” said Hartman. Second-year funeral services students get the op- FRIDAY, FEB. 19 portunity to be better prepared for the challenging task Forensics HS Invitational ahead. “It’s kind of awkward because you don’t exactly from noon to 8 p.m. know what to say. You need to make sure that you don’t college-wide offend anybody. When you put yourself in that situation, it puts you under a lot of pressure,” Hartman said. Basketball v.s Umpqua If you would like to participate in this event, or have starts at 5:30 p.m. questions, you may contact Hartman at (406) 853-4361. in the gym

SATURDAY, FEB. 20 Basketball v.s SWOCC starts at 4 p.m. in the gym Forensics HS Invitational from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. college-wide

Monday, Feb. 22 Job Search Strategies Student Success Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Room 2307

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LaRae Hartman, a second-year funeral services student, prepares a casket during her class.

District board passes 'college services' fee Ron J. Rambo Jr. The Advocate

The MHCC District board has created a new college services fee, which will begin with summer term, and has also approved an increase in distance learning fees. At the Feb. 11 district board meeting, Dean of Student Services Robert Cox proposed there be one student services fee that envelopes many of the items that other current fees pay for. “A single college services fee would eliminate the need for individual fees that students pay, such as testing, registration, transcript and graduation fees,” said Cox.

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“All of those would be lumped into this. Most colleges in Oregon have fees similar to this one.” Even though the proposal for the $25 fee indicated it will cover transcripts, students would still have to pay a $2.50 processing fee for their transcripts. “There is no way to get rid of it,” MHCC President John Sygielski said. The fee will be $25 per term for credit-seeking students, Cox said. Larkin Franks, interim vice president of instruction, presented an increase of the distance learning fee, stating the college would see increasing revenue.

"A single college services fee would eliminate the need for individual fees that students pay." Robert Cox, Dean of Student Services “If we increase our distance learning fee from the current $25 to the proposed $30 for spring term, and all of our projected 1,700 students sign up for an online course, we would see an increase in revenue from $42,000 to $51,000,” said Franks.

Funeral Scienve Mock Funerals from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Town & Gown Room Overcoming Procrastingation Students Success Seminar from 3 to 4 p.m. Room 2307

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24 Alcoholics Anonymous from noon to 12:50 p.m. Room 1775 Worldview: Mexica/Baja Peninsula from noon to 1 p.m. Room1705 How to Write a Resume Student Success Seminar from 2 to 3 p.m. Room 2307 Basketball vs. Lane starts at 5:30 p.m. in the gym CAL: Five-minute Film Festival from 6 to 10 p.m. Visual Arts Theater

Thursday, Feb. 25 Understanding Your Learning Style Student Success Seminar from noon to 1 p.m. Room 3333

Friday, Feb. 26 PKD Forensics Tournament from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. college-wide King Lear from 8 to 11 p.m. College Theater

News Briefs Web registration for student who have applied for spring or summer 2010 graduation starts Feb. 19. Web registration for continuing student who have earned 46 or more credit hours at MHCC starts Feb. 22. Web registration for continuing students with 45 credits or less starts Feb. 23. Open registration will begin March 1.

During the Jan. 2010 annual Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities meeting, MHCC received a letter confirming its re-accreditation and asking for an interim report by fall 2010 to describe the progress. To read more about the accreditation comments, please read Issue 7, from Oct. 30, 2009, issue of The Advocate on www.advocate-online.net.


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Men lose overtime battle against Salem's Storm Jon Fuccillo The Advocate

The Saint’s men’s basketball team fell short in Saturday night’s overtime loss to the South’s best, the Chemeketa Community College Storm, in a 102-96 shootout. “That’s two games in a row,” said Head Coach Geoff Gibor on the back-to-back losses. “They’re hard to stomach for our guys (players). Skyler Ashbaugh, the Saints assistant coach, told Gibor after the game to keep his head up and to know that the team is headed in the right direction for the final four regular season games, before heading into the NWAACC tournament. “He (Ashbaugh) told me, ‘You never have anything negative to say after games,’ and that is such a nice perspective for me as a young head coach to have. I’m always self-evaluating myself.” The Saints were down at the half 43-29, something the team isn’t accustomed to this season. The Saints made a comeback in the second half, outscoring the Storm 56-42 to force an extra period but couldn’t generate intensity in overtime. The shot of the night came from back-up point guard Drew Johnson, who hit a threepointer with less than 25 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. The Storm took the final shot in the second half, but weren’t able to connect after penetrating the defense and kicking out for a three-point attempt. In the five-minute overtime period, the Storm outscored the Saints 17-11 to seal the deal. David Abderhalden, the Storm’s head coach, said nothing can be taken for granted in games like this “playoff atmosphere.” Abderhalden said, “The first time we played, we came charging back to make it close and this time the roles were reversed. It goes to show that you can’t take anything for granted when two good teams play.” Forward Jamar Johnson had a career night, scoring 35 points on 8 of 15 from the field and a season’s best 17 for 20 from the free throw stripe. The Saints shot 82.5 percent from the stripe (33 for 40) compared the Storm’s 69 percent (29 for 42). “Jamar had a big-time game,” said Gibor. “He doesn’t always play that aggressively but when he does it’s fun to watch.” Abderhalden added, “Jamar does a great job of driving and creating contact every time you play against him. The officiating changed for both teams in the second half. He did a great job of recognizing the situation and he took full advantage of that. “I will be honest,” said Gibor. “The referees helped us get back in the game. I told my guys to keep going to the basket once the fouls start-

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Sophomore point guard Earl Jones looks to drive the ball against Chemeketa Storm’s Alex Frace during the Saints 7271 home victory back on Jan. 16.

ed being called. There were some pretty rough calls for both teams. “I’ve always thought that the players and coaches should decide the outcome of games. You don’t want the refs to determine the games. Sixty-two fouls is a little bit nuts.” Jamar Johnson fouled out, along with three other Saints (Drew Johnson, Earl Jones and Chris Weitzel). Two Storm players, Alex Frace and Greg McWilliams, also fouled out. A total of 63 fouls were called through out the game and 82 free throws were shot between the two teams. Drew Johnson ended the game with 21 points, 5 of 8 from behind the arc and 6 for 6 from the free throw line. “It was definitely a big confidence booster,” said Drew Johnson. “I’ve just continued to work hard in practice. I was feeling it this game. I

wasn’t thinking about anything or anyone beside trying to help my team get the win.” Gibor said, “That’s big for him (Drew). As long as he can stay confident he will do fine down the stretch. We have to have young guys step up for us in order to be successful.” Earl Jones chipped in 18 points on 7 of 16 shooting and four steals on the defensive side in the losing effort. Garrett Strasburg was one point away from a double-double, ending the game with nine points and a team high 12 rebounds. The Storm had four players end the game in double figures. Shiloh Rowland, had a teamhigh 27 points. Trent Roos finished with 20 points and right behind him was Tyrone Phillips with 19 points and a game-high nine assists. Raveon Samuel chipped in 12 points and 13 rebounds in 17 minutes of action.

The MHCC Saints hosted a basketball camp Tuesday for the Phonics Phactory-Mt. Hood Community College Basketball Camp. According to Saints Head Coach Geoff Gibor, 50 kids from the private Christian school attended the camp. “It is always great when we can do something for the community,” said Gibor. “I am sure the guys are enjoying it and having fun with it.” Gibor also said it is great to help out the school because while education is their main focus, they also stress the importance of getting the kids out and playing. Phonics Phactory Assistant Principal Debbie Mayer said it was great what the Saints were doing. “I am so impressed,” said Mayer. “We had been hoping for this opportunity to come and it finally happened. We have always liked basketball here and are just excited that Gibor invited the kids here. I want to give a big thank-you to Geoff.” During the basketball camp, the kids were instructed on how to dribble, do jump stops, lay-ups and work on defense and play games between drills. “It’s fun,” said Gibor’s son Jordan, who goes to the Phonics Phactory. “You get to dribble the ball through your legs and run around and it’s just fun. I love watching my dad coach the Saints and when we win.” “It’s fun,” said MHCC sophomore forward Jeremy Jones. “I love working with kids. For my senior project in high school, I put on a basketball camp for kids. It is fun working with them. I love to teach kids how to play the sport I love.”

Campbell scores 29 points in win against Storm Sanne Godfrey & Jake Fray The Advocate

The Lady Saints basketball team beat the Chemeketa Storm 87-65 last Saturday in Salem for their second win in a row. The Saints leading scorers were Shawnelle Campbell and Brooklyn Bahme with 29 and 22 points, respectively. Campbell scored three of the Saints eight threepointers and made 11 out of 17 shots from the field. The leading scorer for Chemeketa was Erin Stephens with 18 points. MHCC and Chemeketa were very close in attempted shots. The Saints attempting 73 field goals and the Storm attempted 68, but the Saints made 47.9 percents of their shots, while the Storm made 33.8 percent of their shots. The Saints made 44.4 percent of their threepoint shots while the Storm completed 31.3 percent of their shots. MHCC led by eight points going into the second half, by a score of 39-31, and stepped up in the second half outscoring the Storm 48-34. Only seven MHCC players dressed for the game compared to 12 players from Chemeketa. “One of our girls was injured and another was suspended,” said Head Coach Larry Davis. Davis declined to say which player was suspended or the

“We are just taking it one game at a time and trying to improve our position for the tournament.” Larry Davis Women's head coach reason for the action but said, “We just want to keep it in house and it stays within the team.” The Saints are now in fourth place in the NWAACC Southern Region, while Chemeketa sits in sixth. Lane and Clackamas have already clinched spots in the playoffs from the Southern Region. Four teams from each region advance to the NWAACC tournament. “We really are not looking at teams below us,” said Davis. “We are just taking it one game at a time and trying to improve our position for the tournament.” The Saints have a busy week ahead, with home games against Umpqua tonight at 5:30 p.m. and SWOCC on Saturday at 4 p.m., followed by a Wednesday night game against Lane at 5:30 p.m. Davis said, “As long as we play our game and our tempo, we will be okay.”

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Strasburg said the reunion is an opportunity to make up for that ’08 season where he felt the team didn’t finish out the year on a strong note. “It was heart-breaking not winning it all (at Barlow) that season,” said Strasburg in frustration. “This is a second opportunity to win a championship together. Hopefully we can get it done this time around.” Tom Johnson has been watching the Saints program and helping them build for years with handing over his graduates. This includes Warner Pacific star Jake Glissan, who was the 2005 Mt. Hood Conference Player of the Year at Barlow as a senior and a two-time All-NWAACC player at MHCC. In his sophomore season as a Saint in 06-07, Glissan averaged 20.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Glissan is Warner Pacific’s top scorer this season with 18.7 points per contest. “Tom (Johnson) gives me a lot of feedback,” said Gibor. “He’s been real helpful over the years. I have known Tom for about 10 years. I have been able to watch these four guys grow up over the years. That’s the beauty of having open gyms. These guys have been playing at our open gyms for years. So I got a real feel for these players before they even decided to come here. That’s real helpful.” The four Gresham natives grew up playing basketball, they share a common bond in competing and playing the game to the best of their ability. Jeremy Jones laughed when he thought of the competitive nature he and Strasburg have shared over the years. “We have been competing since the fourth grade,” he said. “Not just in basketball, but in baseball and football as well when we were younger. The funny thing was we played the same positions: quarter-

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compare the two of us,” said Dustin. “He (Fred) told me, ‘You can’t try to be me, and I can’t try to be you.’ He’s been real helpful over the years. I have to be my own person. He told me I can’t do everything at once and that I wouldn’t become the best (player) overnight. He will always be there to support me and give me the tools I need (to succeed).” Drew Johnson said, “I’m very thankful for the chance to play with these three again. One of the main reasons I choose MHCC was to play with them. I was originally going to go to Warner Pacific but things didn’t work out as planned. “Plus we have a connection on the court. I know what moves they have and what to expect from them. I just know how they play the game.” Gibor agrees that the chemistry between the four started way before

they entered the Saints program. “They know each other very well,” he said. “They know what to expect from one another on the court. They know where to put the ball. Barlow has produced some of our best players through out the history of this program.” Strasburg said, “I don’t know what it is. It’s like a magnet. We just connect so well on the court.” Saints assistant coach and Barlow graduate Corey Nielson said, “It’s funny. I worked basketball camps when these guys were in elementary school, so I’ve known them for a long time.” Drew Johnson believes the style of basketball played under his father at Barlow helped the four prepare for the next level. “He told me I would go through some tough trials and that it’s not going to be an easy road. But in the end it would make me a stronger person on and off the court. And it hasn’t been easy for me. But I am starting to get to know the system pretty well.” Coming off the bench was a new role for Drew Johnson this season after starting his previous three seasons at Barlow under his father. He left Barlow as the career leader in assists (342) and steals (132). Jeremy Jones and Strasburg are also considering playing basketball together for their final two years of college. Each has received letters and offers from the University of Alaska-Anchorage, including a fullride scholarship for Jones. They are still undecided. UA-A is a Division II program ranked ninth in the newest regional poll. The four admit they don’t know what the future holds for them but agreed an NWAACC Championship under their belt in the TriCities this year (March 6-9) would be a great way of going out on top together.

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Men's basketball conference standings

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Starting clockwise from top left: Jeremy Jones (32), Garrett Strasburg (20), Dustin Jones (23), Barlow’s head coach Tom Johnson and Drew Johnson (3) reunite at Barlow High School.

back, pitcher and forward. So that always put more pressure on us” Strasburg agreed that the two have shared many special moments together on and off the fields and courts. “It’s been a love-hate relationship,” said Strasburg. “We grew up being the best at our (respective) sports and we butted heads along the way. That’s what happens when you are the same size and play the same sports. It’s made us stronger.” Jeremy Jones was the sole reason that Dustin Jones decided to attend MHCC this year after Dustin Jones attended Impact Basketball Academy, a preparatory school in Las Vegas to improve his skills for the college level. “He (Jeremy Jones) loved it (at MHCC) last year,” said Dustin Jones. “It was one of those things. If things didn’t work out at other

colleges, it was going to be an easy decision for me coming to MHCC. We (the foursome) have been around each other for a long time and it just clicks when we are on the court.” Dustin Jones is the nephew of Barlow great and University of Oregon star Fred Jones, who was a two-time 4A State Player of the Year at Barlow and their all-time leading scorer. Fred Jones went on to play eight seasons in the NBA for five teams (Pacers, Raptors, Blazers, Knicks and Clippers). He is currently playing in Italy for Pallacanestro Biella. Dustin Jones admits that his uncle has been helpful in the development of his game. But he was keen on saying just because the two are related doesn’t mean they are the same person. “People have always tried to

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Sat. Feb. 13 - CCC Gym

Sat. Feb. 13 - CCC gym

MHCC scorers: Shawnelle Campbell 29, Bahme 22, Coldling 14, Yates 10, Neilan 5, Ziegler 5, Burroughs 4

CCC scorers: Rowland 27, Roos 20, Phillips 19, Samuel 12, McWilliams 9, Blume 7, Frace 4, Adelman 2, Zarate 2

Mt. Hood Saints 87, Chemeketa Storm 65

CCC scorers: Erin Stephens 18, Walczak 17, Thompson 10, Padilla 7, Brown 5, Leverenz 2, Ramirez 2, Wilson 2 X - Clinched Playoff Berth

Chemeketa Storm 102, Mt. Hood Saints 96

MHCC scorers: Jamar Johnson 35, Drew Johnson 21, Earl Jones 18, Strasburg 9, Weitzel 6, Williams 5, Gepford 2 X - Clinched Playoff Berth

Upcoming Schedule • Women's basketball plays Friday, Feb. 19, vs. Umpqua at home. Game starts at 5:30 p.m. • Women's basketball plays Saturday, Feb. 20, vs. SW Oregon at home. Game starts at 4 p.m.

• Men's basketball plays Friday, Feb. 19, vs. Umpqua at home. Game starts at 7:30 p.m. • Men's basketball plays Saturday, Feb. 20, vs. SW Oregon at home. Game starts at 6 p.m.

Player of the Week Brooklyn Bahme - Guard In the last two games, the Saints are 2-0. Bahme has averaged 17 points per game, 8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 5.5 steals in the two wins.


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Natural Talent

CD Previews Alkaline Trio This Addiction

Mitchell Saint Germain finds place in Jazz band

By Devin Courtright

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HCC musician Mitchell Saint Germain will be overseas this week for the first time since being born in Italy as the MHCC Jazz Band performs in Taiwan. (The band, directed by Susie Jones, is performing Feb 17-23 in two cities in Taiwan: Taipei and Gausung. It is the latest in a series of trips the MHCC musical group has taken to Taiwan.) Saint Germain, 18, said he has been able to mold and craft himself into the person and musician he is today by being around positive role models and influences throughout his life. Both his parents were in the U.S. Navy and Saint Germain was born in Naples, Italy, where he lived there for the first eight months of his life. “It’s still pretty cool that I could tell people that I was born in Italy,” he said. Saint Germain’s family moved to Maine for a year, and then moved to Vancouver, Wash., where he has lived most of his life. Saint Germain began playing music when he was in the fifth grade, starting with the trumpet. He recalls a moment with his music

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teacher, Mr. Adams, that inspired him to play music. “I’ll never forget him because I was the first one who could play ‘Jingle Bells’ and all these kids are making these fart noises through their instruments and it just sounded awful. All of a sudden you hear ‘Jingle Bells’ come though and so he decided to give me private lessons. I never had recess because in elementary school I had my lessons. I played music and he gave me my first trumpet,” said Saint Germain. After fifth grade, Saint Germain continued to play trumpet through his young school life and recalls playing “officially paid gigs” when he met his trumpet teacher Andy Fuller. He says before he met Fuller, he “played wrong on the trumpet for years and years and years.” “I developed all the wrong habits people do because I didn’t have a teacher to guide me. Then when I met Andy, he fixed all that and I just took off from there. My first official gig was probably in my junior year of high school,” said Saint Germain.

Fuller was Saint Germain’s trumpet teacher but as time when on, he also became a father-like figure. “My dad was never in my life for 10 years, so Andy ‘adopted’ me.” Fuller didn’t “officially adopt me but it’s more of a kind-of-an-adoption on our own terms,” Saint Germain said. “I call him Dad, he calls me son.” Another influential person in Saint Germain’s life was Fuller’s brother, Mic Gillette, the horn player for the band “Tower of Power.” As a result of being connected to Fuller, Saint Germain has the opportunity to call Mic “Uncle Mic.” “I didn’t know Andy until about five years ago and I didn’t get acquainted with Mic until a couple years after that,” said Saint Germain. “I haven’t known them my whole life but it feels like I have.”  Being well known as a trumpet player and a trombone player on the side, Gillette inspired Saint Germain to further play the trumpet and last year pick up the trombone. “He said, ‘You need to buy a trombone,’ so that’s why I picked up trombone and it’s got me a lot more opportunities playing both instruments,” said Saint Germain. To read the entire version of this feature story, go to www.advocate-online.net.

“This Addiction” will be a “metamorphic crowd pleaser,” according to Matt Skiba, vocalist/guitarist for Alkaline Trio. The band’s seventh album is released Feb. 23, just four days after fans can see them live at the Wonder Ballroom Feb. 19.

All Time High

Friends in High Places

With the release of “Friends in High Places” on Feb. 23, All Time High seeks to convince listeners that “Seattle rock is not dead.” As a bonus, Portland fans can see the band live March 27 at Mt. Tabor Theater.

Fang Island Fang Island

Album provides reminder by reflecting band's perspective M. Michael Rose The Advocate

Long time Wu-Tang affiliate, DJ Mathematics, masterfully displays his ability to combine amazing beats and the rhymes of all nine members of the Wu in this album. Consisting entirely of previously unreleased material, “Return of the Wu and Friends” is a well-done mix of songs that people did not get to see in an album release. The songs were all recorded between the production of Wu Tang’s 2000 album “The W” and 2008. DJ Mathematics stays true to Wu style with this album as well, sticking close to the heavy, often funk-infused beats fans are used to hearing from this group. Although this album lacks a breathtaking single the likes of “Triumph,” each of the 16 tracks is great in its own right. With this album, the Wu-Tang Clan sticks to the type of edgy, wellcalculated lyrics that they are known for, the type of lyrics that at first seem to skirt the boundary between violent, rough, street-life and commercial hip-hop macho-violence. The saving grace within these songs is the Wu-member’s astounding ability to remind the listener just as they begin to catch the faint sounds of a cliché that this is not a collection of songs about violence or drug use, it is about life from the perspective of the group’s members. This contrasting reminder comes specifically in

Instructors do their part to help Haiti

the form of songs like “Keep Pace,” which describes the troubles of a person just out of prison who is moving on with his life and can’t escape the troubles of old friends who refuse to change. Another shining gem of a track on this album is “Early Grave” featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died of a drug overdose in 2004. In true ODB style, this song is full of irreverent, egotistical, verbal middle-fingers-tothe-world. Although this one may not be a true Wu-Tang album in the strictest sense, it is full of material that will catch the attention long time fans and newcomers alike.

Fang Island has described their soon-to-be released self-titled album as “everyone high-fiving everyone.” Fans can find it in stores Feb. 23 and should find the mix of indie pop music and progressive rock very entertaining.

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With a week left before opening night, the set of 'King Lear' continues to come to life

Members of the cast for “King Lear” rehearse a scene from the play.

hen it comes to the set for “King Lear” recycled products have been key. “We tried to recycle as much as possible or (use objects) that already exist,” Technical Director Daryl Harrison-Carson said. When it comes to construction, HarrisonCarson said a lot of recycled materials were used. Aside from reused material, there are several other mediums being utilized on the stage, including tree branches to cover one of the sets’ archways and carpet that’s been turned upside down to look like grass. “It’s been really fun to find materials that look like what the set designer (Kathleen Powers) drew,” Harrison-Carson said. Harrison-Carson said construction started the first day of the term and has continued since, adding that it is students doing the work. “My job is to create what (is) specified as closely as possible with the students,” Harrison-Carson said. Director Rick Zimmer and Powers met to discuss their vision of how the set of “King Lear” would look. Zimmer had previously worked with Powers during the production of “Measure for Measure.” “I knew from that experience that the best thing for me to do would be to start a conversation with Kathleen (Powers) about ideas, feelings, themes, textures, colors, and overall impact the play had on me,” Zimmer said. “In other words, I would be the ‘story teller’ and let her be the ‘illustrator.’” Zimmer described the atmosphere he wanted to create as including

“starkness, loneliness, earthiness, (and) baseness.” When it came to the set as a whole, Zimmer said he “knew I wanted a one-unit set that required very little, if any scenery changes. There are 27 different scenes in the show and ‘(King) Lear’ is complicated enough without adding the tediousness of set changes.” This “unit-set,” as referred to by HarrisonCarson, is being utilized for the production, so “few pieces come on” during the performance. Aside from the set pieces on stage, effects are also being utilized during “King Lear.” Harrison-Carson said “We have rain, storm sounds, fog and haze.” Effects also includes the bloodshed that occurs during the play. “The main thing I’m working on is the kind of blood in the play,” Ruth Lowe said. Lowe is a student working primarily on the special effects for the play. Lowe said that for the blood she makes a mixture of corn syrup with food coloring, as well as a soap so that it is able to rinse out, adding “It works really well.” Overall, Harrison-Carson feels the set represents the ideas presented by Zimmer and Powers as well as being a well-functioning set. “They’ve (the actors) been using it for a couple of weeks. It seems to work pretty well,” she said. Shop Foreman David Tangen is looking forward to the production and continuing his work on the set. “I like Shakespeare a lot, so I’m excited to work on this show,” Tangen said. “This set is amazing. I think it’s a great concept (and) a great design.” “King Lear” will be performed in the MHCC College Theater from Feb. 26 through March 7. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.

Editor's Note A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will be held Feb. 26 in the Visual Arts Gallery at 6 p.m. prior to the opening night of “King Lear.” Admission is $10 per person and tickets can be purchased at the door. Profits from the event will go to MHCC’s Hospitality and Tourism Culinary Arts program scholarship fund, and their field trip and resource fund. For more information, contact MHCC student Kaitlin Buss at HTRPT@mhcc.edu.

'Shutter Island'

Martin Scorsese doesn't disappoint with latest flick

Brett Stanley The Advocate

Shutter Island is one of those movies you know is a safe bet. It’s directed by Martin freakin’ Scorsese, so you can guess it’s going to be good. And you would be right. Its not “Goodfellas,” or “Taxi Driver,” or “Cape Fear,” but it’s better than “The Departed.” Style-wise, it’s rather similar to “Bringing Out The Dead,” but the odd style conventions and effects that made “Bringing Out The Dead” an oddity of a film, and somewhat confusing to watch the first time, work well in a movie that takes place in an insane asylum. Most of the plot, at least the parts that are truly informative, are revealed through flashbacks and hallucinations suffered by Leonardo Dicaprio’s character, Teddy Daniels, a U.S. Marshal from Boston who’s sent to Shutter Island to investigate the disappearance, seemingly out of thin air, of one the asylum’s patients. Things go from bad to worse on Shutter Island the further Daniels investigates the disappearance of Rachel, a women who is incarcerated on Shutter Island’s Ashcliffe Hospital For The Criminally Insane for mur-

dering her three children. Daniels is evermore plagued by more and more explicit and haunting nightmares, flashbacks and headaches the deeper his investigation takes him into the inner workings of Ashecliffe and Shutter Island. Eventually he begins to question his own sanity and descends into paranoia and madness. Shutter Island is a good movie. The only complaint I can find with this film is the decision to cast Dicaprio as a 1950s gumshoe. Though his performance is admirable and believable, he can’t overcome the fact that he looks too young to play the part he was given. As a WWII veteran and seasoned detective, Dicaprio just looks too boyish. The rest of the cast is top-notch. Ben Kingsly shines in the supporting role of Dr. Cawly. Mark Ruffalo as Daniels partner, Chuck Aule, also performs admirably as does the rest of the cast and supporting roles. By and large you won’t be disappointed to see this movie. If you like Fight Club and Silence of the Lambs, go see Shutter Island.


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Board to consider energy lab on campus Ron J. Rambo Jr. The MHCC District board had a surprise decision to make during its Feb. 11 board meeting during a presentation by President Hiroshi Morihara of HM3 Energy. Though he was only on the agenda to present his proposal, Morihara had prepared a pre-proposal for a U.S. Endowment for Forest and Communities and wanted to include a letter from MHCC stating it intended to be their partner. In the presentation, HM3 suggested they are able to produce biomass energy briquettes from forest waste and urban wood waste that could be used to replace coal. Morihara said their potential customers are PGE, TransAlta and PacifiCorp – all of which use coal-fired plants and are “under increasing pressure to reduce their carbon, sulfur and mercury emissions.” During the presentation, Morihara said their first co-fire test of a blend of 10 percent briquettes and 90 percent coal in late January was a success. Their next burn of blends ranging from 50 percent to 100 percent briquettes will take place soon, Morihara said. Board members Bob Morris, Dave Shields and Brian Freeman all voiced concern over involving themselves in a project considering the short-time frame. “I can’t support this based on the time frame and possible effects to the college,” said Freeman. “I have no details in front of me.” Ralph Yates took the other side. “We have a very entrepreneurial opportunity in front of us right now,” said Yates. “We’ve always talked about doing things like this and haven’t. There is nothing here that is contractually binding. This man is on a time crunch and we should respect that his willingness to get involved.” Morihara said he simply needs a place to build a testing facility that will be at the company’s own expense. The college would allow HM3 to build the facility on its land, which – when the company was finished as many as 20 years in the future – would be donated to the college as a new possible laboratory or other such facility. President John Sygielski suggested the college can agree to get involved so HM3 can obtain the grant, and that the board would further review any continued involvement in coming board meetings. The board, without taking an official vote, agreed to further consider the proposal.

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ing related medical conditions.” (NIAAA) Heavy drinking can often increase your risk for A small, white, wooden cross staked into the heart failure, stroke or high blood pressure, not to ground just outside the College Center has a message mention cirrhosis of the liver. According to the Nascrawled upon it that reads, “One American life is lost tional Institutes of Health, cirrhosis is the 12th leading cause of death by disease. every 20 min. in alcohol related crashes.” Aside from detrimental health issues that may The Health and Wellness Resource Center (HWRC) has put up several crosses around campus plague alcoholics, the danger is transferred to others as a visual reminder of what happens when people when a drunk (or tipsy) person gets behind the wheel of a 5,000-pound automobile. drink and drive. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and PreThough the crosses will be taken down next week, the message remains clear: the crosses are meant to vention showed that 32 people die every day in car crashes involving a drunk driver. “raise awareness about drugs and The CDC also found that in alcohol,” said Brittney Stanley of “Nearly 14 million 2008, there were 11,773 people the HWRC. killed in such crashes, “accounting The HWRC wants students to Americans meet for nearly one-third (32 percent) of come to them with their questions all traffic-related deaths in the Unitand any issues they might be deal- diagnostic criteria ed States.” ing with. for alcohol use According to the National If you don’t feel like talking, Highway Traffic Administration there is “an abundance of bro- disorders.” roughly three out of 10 chures,” said Stanley. Message on cross (NHTA), Americans will be involved in an Outside the bookstore, there is a cross that reads, “Nearly 14 million found on campus. “alcohol-related crash” at some point in their lives. Americans meet diagnostic criteria For those who recognize they for alcohol use disorders.” According to The United States National Library may have a problem with alcohol, there is treatment of Medicine, almost 17.6 million adults in this coun- and help for students on campus. There is a 12-step support group at MHCC with try are alcoholics or have problems with alcohol. meetings taking place every Thursday from noon to That comes out to about one in 12 adults. The website www.nim.nih.gov states that alcohol- 12:50 p.m. in Room 1657 (in the Academic Center). The Health and Wellness Resource Center is loism is a disease with four main features: craving, loss cated inside the College Center (Room 1051A) at the of control, physical dependence and tolerance. Research conducted by the National Institute of top of the stairwell.  They are open the same hours as Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAAA) shows that the risk the College Center. The HWRC also has several CD-ROMS availfor developing alcoholism runs in families.  “The genes a person inherits partially explains this pattern, able to use inside the center, including Alcohol 101+,  Streetwise: The Alcohol Explorer and Under but lifestyle is a factor.” Problems related to alcohol abuse include “not be- the Influence: An Interactive Look at Alcohol. For more information, call the Health and Welling able to meet work, school, or family responsibilities; drunk-driving arrests and car crashes; and drink- ness Center at 503-491-7125. The Advocate

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