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Volume 22. Issue 8



No more free bus rides for students?

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Students share ways to cheat in class

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Lukas Nelson gives a preformance to benefit students Page 8


Men’s basketball team takes down one of the best teams in the state Page 12

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January 30, 2012

Protesters kill Internet censors, for now HANAJUN CHUNG


he relatively short history of the Stop Online Piracy and Preventing Real Online threats of Intellectual Property acts, or SOPA and PIPA, demonstrates once again the power of the Internet and its reach to both protect and educate its users. SOPA (H.R. 3261) lasted three months before being indefinitely postponed on Jan. 20 by its creator, Texas Sen. Lamar Smith. “I have heard from the critics and I take seriously their concerns regarding proposed legislation to address the problem of online piracy,” Smith said in a statement on his website following the bill’s postponement. While the PIPA bill has been around since May of 2011, it has been relatively quiet in comparison. However, SOPA’s gaining momentum of support unofficially reintroduced PIPA to new supporters and detractors later that year. SOPA critics protested the bill since its Oct. 26, 2011 introduction by Smith to Congress. The tremendous online backlash against the combined threat of

have not publicly demonstrated against the SOPA and PIPA, but they are aware. Alex Watts, undeclared major, understood the basic elements of the bill upon questioning on Jan. 23. “Basically [it’s] a Draconian way for the Senate to stop online piracy,” Watts said. Watts explained the specific details involving the bill’s authorization for domain name system removals by the Department of Justice. With a desire to enter the field of computer science, Watts knows that the bill’s approval would be devastating for those with similar ambitions. This threat, he said, was reinforced by his favorite sites and webseries such as YouTube’s Phill DeFranco video podcast. Ultimately, Watts wishes to remind everyone that in the end,“It inhibits f r e e

After witnessing some hypothetical scenarios online in which SOPA and PIPA are in action, Thompson was miffed. “There is no alternative [career],” he said. “I’d probably be in jail.” For Thompson, the internet freedom is a must. “Photography is a passion of mine,” Thompson said. “I use it to express myself, and nothing will come between that.” Critics and protesters h a v e


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SOPA and PIPA were created by sites in the form of videos, slideshows, and even blackouts of major media sites on Jan. 18. The blackout eventually grew into its own site entitled, simultaneously instructing and documenting ways for users and websites to join the protest. Around Chaffey College, the students

speech.” Photography major Ron Thompson heard about SOPA and PIPA after their indefinite postponement, yet his passion matched that of Watts. “If [SOPA] happens, what’s to stop congress from stopping another freedom,” Thompson said.

come t o gether online to inform their respective audiences about a bill that could eliminate jobs and eventually change the way people use the Internet. While the Internet currently remains untouched, the chances of SOPA, PIPA, or the remains of something similar finding their way into law are possible. ILLUSTRATION BY DARLEINE HEITMAN

Calendar |Jan. 30, 2012 Police Crime Log • • • • • • •

Jan. 1 — Enter/etc. noncommercial dwelling Jan 23 — Vandalism $400 or more Jan. 24 — Tamper with vehicle. Jan. 24 — Driver with no license. Jan. 24 — Fictitious check/bill. Jan. 24 — Petty Theft: Bldg/ Vehicle/ Etc. Jan. 24 — Burglary

Book Drive to Benefit Local Elementary School

Help make a difference in the young minds in our community with your donations of new books for Juniper Elementary (Fontana). Student Activities will be collecting new Kindergarten through 5th grade level books until Sunday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. For more information call 909-6526591 or 909-652-6589. See complete story, page 10. CARLY OWENS

Business major Perry Walker enjoys the solitude and quite atmosphere of the library for doing his homework assignments.

Meet the Clubs

Come out to the Campus Center East Quad on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. and learn about the various clubs on campus.

Resume Writing Workshop

Career Counselor Wendy Whitney will present on everything you need to know about writing a resume. Find out what employers are looking for and learn about different resume styles and formats on Feb. 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in MACC 208. For more information on this and other workshops being held at the Global Career Center visit

Celebrate year of the Dragon

The International Student Center and EOPS invite all members of the college community to celebrate “The Year of the Dragon” on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m .to 1:30 p.m. in Campus Center East. Honor Chinese and Vietnamese students and staff. Learn about New Year traditions in both cultures. Try Chinese calligraphy,. Participate in a martial arts demonstration. Watch a traditional lion dance.

Panther Lunch Club Mondays

Artist Edith Abeyta co-hosts an open dialogue with artists, activists, scholars and government representatives each Monday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Wignall Museum. Each discussion will focus on the practicalities, politics, access and solutions to our current food crisis. This semesterlong program is being held in support of the Wignall's current exhibition, Food for Thought, and the 2011-12 college book, The Botany of Desire. Upcoming: Monday, Jan. 30 — Survival Strategies: Back of House Voices Silenced No More with Christina Sanchez; Monday, Feb. 6 — Raising Chickens in the City from Egg to Stew with Reies Flores and Arturo Ernesto Romo-Santillano.


Omnitrans offers free rides

Omnitrans and Chaffey College are partnering together in 2011-12 to offer current Chaffey students free rides. Simply swipe your Chaffey ID on any route at any time and ride for free. For more information on the program visit http://www.omnitrans. org/fares/gosmart.shtml. The Bookstore will continue to sell full-fare, disabled and senior bus passes for non-students.

What Chaffey Eats

The One Book, One College Committee is sponsoring an ongoing blog titled “What Chaffey Eats.” The blog shows a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States. Students and staff are encouraged to visit the blog and participate at http://www.

The Botany of Desire Essay Contest

The One Book, One College Committee welcomes students to write on any issue connected to the college book for 2012, The Botany of Desire. The deadline is Wednesday, March 28 at noon. Finalist will receive a cash prize and read their essays at an awards ceremony in April. For more information contact professor Neil Watkins at (909) 652-6952 or professor Deckard Hodge at (909)652-6924.

Do you have questions about Financial Aid?

Students mystified by the financial aid process are welcome to tune in to Chaffey College Financial Aid TV (faTV) to learn the answers. Watch a short video on topics regarding FAFSA. Visit the faTV page at Deadline to submit the 2012 FAFSA is March 2.

Photo Contest

Chaffey College Library is seeking photographs of the Chino, Fontana, and Rancho libraries for upcoming websites re-designs. Photographs in black/white and or color are welcome. Students currently enrolled at Chaffey College are eligeble for entry. The deadline is Sunday, March 25. For more information email Annette Young at or call the Library Reference desk at (909)652-6808.

ASCC To Award $100,000 In Scholarships ASCC and Student Activities will award $100,000 in scholarships this semester. Applications and individual scholarship criteria is available online at www.chaffey. edu/stuactiv/scholarship/. Visit the office of Student Activities on the Rancho Cucamonga campus for more information. See complete story, page 10.

The Chaffey Review

On Friday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the CAA Lobby, the The Chaffey Review will be celebrating the release of Volume 7 along with the reception of Eat My Heart Out, artwork exploring the monstrous side of love. Students and staff are welcome. For more information on The Chaffey Review visit them at www.chaffeyreview. org.

Students, Staff Helping Students

Student Activities, ASCC and the Fontana Campus are teaming up to continue the food pantry on the Fontana Campus. Students in need of assistance with food staples are welcome at the pantry. The distribution will be on Thursday, Feb. 16 from noon to 4 p.m. (while supplies last). Those able to donate food can drop it off in Student Activities, which is accepting donations of non-perishable items and grocery store gift cards. For more information contact Susan Stewart at (909) 652-6591.

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Free rides for students CARLOS ALBERTO HUIZAR


hile many students are not looking forward to the increasing fees and materials of college life, many of them still look forward to taking advantage of the GoSmart program, provided by Omnitrans. The GoSmart Program, which started last fall, has provided students with free public transportation with a valid student ID, making it easier and affordable for students to commute to school. “The free transportation has been very helpful and convenient,” Yolanda Westbrook, undecided major, said. “For someone who shuttles from Highland, I would not have been able to attend my classes if it wasn’t for this program.” Normally, students would pay $1.50 per trip, $4 for a day-pass, $11 for a seven-day pass, and $35 for a 31-day pass, but this program alleviates students of all these fees. “The program has been such a success,” Omnitrans Director of Marketing Wendy Williams said. “We have seen a 375 percent increase in transit ridership among Chaffey students.” According to Williams, throughout the fall semester, Omnitrans has provided over 215,000 trips to over 2,800 students who have been taking advantage of the program. The GoSmart Program not only offers these perks to Chaffey students, but also

to students from other community colleges and Cal State Universities within the Omnitrans service area. The Omnitrans program is currently being funded by a government grant and participating colleges through a one-year pilot program, with the intention of encouraging “greener” transportation options and ease traffic congestion to improve air quality throughout San Bernardino Valley. While thousands of students are enjoying the free ride, the GoSmart Program may come with a cost at the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year. According to Omnitrans, after the pilot phase expires, participating colleges have an option of continuing the program. However, colleges would have to enact a “transportation fee” through a referendum. The fee would be approximately $15 per year, which would become a mandatory fee to all students, if enacted. ASCC and Omnitrans will be conducting a forum with school administrators on Tuesday, Feb. 28 to discuss the potential “transportation fee” to interested students. “We want to hear the concerns of our students and better understand whether or not the majority of the student body would agree to enact a new college fee,” Sherrie Guerrero, Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, said. The referendum will be included in the campus-wide ASCC student elections set to begin on March 29.


Domique Odums happily shows his student identification card instead of paying the $1.50 for his bus fare to and from campus.

Financial aid makes higher education affordable for all DESIREE TOLI


he beginning of a new semester brings more than just the rush to find open classes. For many it brings a rush to find financial relief after paying escalating fees for registered classes. The Pell Grant and BOG Waiver, given through Federal Financial Student Aid, serves to lift burdens off the pockets of students. The Cal Grant is offered by the California Student Aid Com-

mission on a financial need and GPA basis. In order to be considered for a Cal Grant, a 2012-2013 FAFSA application must be filed, and a GPA must be electronically filed by a student’s financial aid advisor to the California Student Aid Commission. The California Student Aid Commission was created by the legislature in 1955. It began as a small state scholarship agency with a handful of employees. Since its creation, the commission has grown into highly complex financial aid organization whose mission is to make education be-

Kyle Tyler: English major, Review member dies

yond high school accessible to all Californians. To qualify for the Cal Grant, a current FAFSA application must be completed and filed by the deadline. Students must then ask their advisor to send a certified GPA to the Cal Grant Student Aid Commission. Students with a 3.0 grade point average, who apply before the deadline qualify for the Cal Grant A. Each year, 22, 500 grants are available. Current community college students with at least a 2.5 GPA qualify for a grant as

long as they have graduated from a California high school after June 30 of 2000 and be under the age of 28 as of Dec. 31 of the year they applied. Students however, cannot receive a grant within a year after they graduate from school. The deadline to apply for federal student aid is March 2, for the 2012/2013 school year. Applications can be filed on the FAFSA website, For more information, visit the financial aid office, or call (909) 652-6199.



yle Taylor, Fiction Editor for the Chaffey Review team, took his own life Jan. 2. He was 21. Taylor grew up in Rancho Cucamonga and lived in Fontana. He worked at Graziano’s Restaurant in addition to taking classes. He enjoyed playing his guitar, listening to music, and writing stories and poems. He was heavily involved in hiking and rock climbing. “He was a good-spirited kid,” Michael Cooper, former Senior Editor for The Review and close friend of Taylor’s, said. “He was extremely generous, always buying people dinner.” He enjoyed creative writing with poetry and mostly fiction. Taylor was on the Review for three semesters and had recently taken on a leadership role on the Review with fiction writing. “He was a team player. I have only positive things to say about him,” professor Michelle Dowd, instructor for The Review, said. “I was very upset about his death.” Dowd said that Taylor was talented, and his rye sense of humor showed in his creative writing. His writing is featured in Vol. 7, the most recent publication. “He was a talented person, an extremely talented person,” Emily Suxo, English major and fellow staff member on The Review, said.


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Hidden treasures found at DPS office JANET TRENIER



While working on his math homework, Daniel Surges, communications major, said, “I like that the [DPS] workers are respectful and patient when working with me in their lab.”

he office of Disability Programs and Services, or DPS, is buzzing with the revitalization that Spring brings to the Chaffey campus. The numerous activities provided by the center offer learning tools and success strategies for both instructors and students. DPS Director William Miller expresses sincere enthusiasm for his programs. “We offer a support system for our students with disabilities,” Miller said. DPS provides many enrichment and assistance programs. They also have monthly seminars and lectures covering pertinent subjects for both faculty and students. The program’s aim is to provide useful tools and services for academic success, such as on-campus tram services and testtaking accommodations. One of the most utilized services is the Technology Lab, where students can gain

Library solutions for students



he library’s database has made it easier for students to find the information they need by adding new search options to help students narrow their search. “I’ve used Chaffey’s database before,” Marie Pino, art major, said. “It was easy to use but frustrating because it brought up articles that weren’t relevant to the subject of my research paper.” These options include a full text option, which gives you the entire article available in a pdf file and peer review, which provides only scholarly articles. The date range selection allows users to pick the date of articles related to the specific time frame of their search. Abstracts and citations may also be of use for student research. Citations give the basic information of the source such as title, authors and volume. Abstracts are a brief summary of what an article entails, saving users time from reading over thousands of articles individually that may or may not have the information needed. On this website there is also a tool bar on the right that allows one to add articles into a folder that can be referred to during one sitting. An account can be created and used to save the articles needed to this folder. The library’s database contains a link to print and email articles. “I’ve used eRes and that was really helpful.” Cameron Orabona, business economics and accounting major said.

“It was like having access to my teachers’ computer. As for the databases, I’ve used CQ researcher and the Opposing View Points, but you have to know exactly what you’re looking for,” Orabona said. A new online feature available to students is the Auto Repair Reference Center. This website offers information that isn’t only valuable to auto tech students. Students could enter their type of car and receive diagrams, tips, precautions and photos to maintain their car. This feature is also beneficial to auto tech students because it has a collection of references on major manufacturers, which is also easy to view and print. All created by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified technicians. Students are not the only ones able to benefit from library services. Instructors can assign or take their class to bibliographic instructions. These sessions will teach students how to use the library’s resources and give them research strategies. Instructors have the option to put books on reserve for students to use. If there is a book or a DVD that they would like the library to purchase, the circulation desk will give them a form to be filled out and then processed. EDustream is a place that can also help professors store larger pdf files, videos and power point slides. The online database can be accessed at shtml. For more information contact the library at (909) 652-6800.


Research Librarian William Araiza shows the new Auto Repair Reference Center, one of two new library databases acquired this semester. The State paid for the new databases, and gave access to all California Community Colleges.


information and hone their computer skills. The lab has several computer stations to serve the needs of students. The surrounding, interior walls are decorated with original artwork. The pieces were created by art students who also enjoy the great support system from DPS. “Our students can come in, work on homework and check their grades,” said Tomas Lim, the Alternate Media Manager of the lab. There is an endless amount of opportunities for assistance and educational enhancement tools at the DPS office. The staff offers support tailored to the needs of each individual, including equipment and special accommodations for eligible students. This includes Braille printers, assistance with integration into other student programs and tram dispatch services to assist students with special needs in arriving

swiftly to their classes. Daniel Surgess, a student who utilizes the programs offered by the DPS office on a regular basis, is a prime example of the success that can be obtained there. His sense of humor and passion for the staff at the DPS office is heartwarming and charming. “I think it’s pretty sweet,” Surgess said. “The people who run it are nice. I love how they are respectful and patient,” Additionally, working with faculty is a major component of DPS. Their intention is to ensure instructors understand the specific needs of students with disabilities “We are the middle man,” said Williams. For more information on DPS and all of the programs and assistance offered, contact the DPS office (CCE-14): (909)6526379.


David Schlanger, Student Career Specialist, demonstrates the new job search program.

Global Career Center is on the job KATIE LOYA


ith unemployment on the rise and people desperately searching for work, it has been rare for students to find hope in such desperate times. However, with the help of the Global Career Center, and a staff dedicated to making a difference, 100’s of Chaffey students have recently obtained jobs and opportunities of employment both on and off campus. “It’s incredible. I love it. It gives me an opportunity to meet new people,” Myron Smith, business major, said about working at the library. “It’s a growing experience.” Prior to his recent employment Smith was unemployed for years. However through the help of the Global Career Center, his search has ended. “Two opportunities opened up for me thanks to the Global Career Center,” he said. Smith is now happy and enjoying the benefits of being employed. “I’m able to be a help to my mom, now and she doesn’t have to worry about my education.” “There are so many career resources available, students are welcome to come” David Schlanger, Student Career Specialist, said.

Schlanger and his staff of career counselors are determined to assist students in finding employment and offer many free workshops, books, and an amazing website solely for this purpose. “If our students took advantage of the resources and workshops offered to them I think they would be a lot more successful,” Schlanger said. The newest tool that has recently been offered is the Chaffey Connect website, which debuted Dec. 7. The website is specially tailored per individual and sends notifications about job postings. It also includes resources like resume and letter writing tools, employer profiles, GCC workshops, and a digital media career resource library. The website also features an alert system that notifies students about eligible job openings. The GCC has served thousands of students thus far and 20 to 30 students daily. Even the ChaffeyConnect website, though not officially launched, already has well over 700 students who have created their accounts. For more information about the Global Career Center or the ChaffeyConnect website, contact the Global Career Center at (909) 652-6511 or visit their office in MACC-203 on campus.

Campus News | Jan. 30, 2012

Business major livin’ the fashionable life



veryone has dreams, big and small that can motivate and inspire. In Ryan Eslava’s case, his dream was to get out a positive message to the public through his clothing line that he started in the summer of 2010. Before then, Eslava had been working for a clothing apparel shop and was not comfortable selling the merchandise they supplied. “I wasn’t happy in my heart selling tshirts to the youth that had drugs, profane words, and obscene nudity with women on it,” said Eslava, business major. Eslava decided to start his own business and thus “Ry Guy Livin Life” was born. The idea behind Ry Guy is to spread a positive message: live life now and be happy. “A true life style,” said Eslava. “Don’t worry too much on the past or stress out on the future, smile and be happy now in the present.” Even the logo is meant to inspire positivity. “The logo represents a reminder for anyone to smile, be happy for who you are, and live life.” Eslava’s dream became a little more real when he was able to get the word out to the Chaffey College community during the first week of school with a booth in the quad. Along with some booth veterans, Ry Guy Livin Life, was one of the few stands that students could check out and purchase merchandise. A variety of shirts for students to purchase were displayed. Students were offered the chance to win a free shirt by signing up on the Ry Guy Livin Life website. With music playing in the background, and Ry Guy workers and fellow students dancing, the stand attracted a fair amount of attention. “The booth was very entertaining. I liked how they brought the element of break-dancing in to attract customers,”

said Marco Nunez, English major. “Their dancing was amazing, and the shirts were cool too. Simple, but it worked.” For more information students can visit the Ry Guy website,, which will also provide links to Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, and YouTube pages, as well as contact information such as email, phone number, and mailing address.


Ryan Eslava, CEO founder of Ry Guy Livin Life and business major, shows off his breakdancing skills at his booth in the quad .


Ryan Eslava, CEO and founder of Ry Guy Livin Life, shows off the logo for his clothing line, reminding students to love life now and smile on Jan. 19 in the quad.


Features | Jan. 30, 2012

Ready, set, goals: Five financial resolutions for 2012 NADINE SANCHEZ


ew Year’s Resolutions should not be just about losing weight, dieting, or exercising. Tuition is on the rise, and the cost of living is going up. Now more than ever, students need to set important financial resolutions. In this economy, students often develop stress. Tackling at least one part-time job and thinking about finances to survive, on top of homework and tests, can become overwhelming. “High school is paid for by the government,” Sandra Blancas, a business major, said. “You have to pay for college and make a plan.” Ian Welham, founder of Complete College Planning Solutions, provided these five financial resolutions that can set you up on the right path to save money:

• E-file your FASA, ASAP — The extra money to pay for school is out there if you cannot afford tuition. Take advantage. Apply for FASA as soon as possible. It is first come, first served in money distribution. • Set a Budget — set weekly goals. Write down how much you can spend a week on gas, food, and any additional expenses and do not go over • Start Saving Today — Putting at least $20 a month can add up. Most banks have automatic monthly transfers, and then you can save with no effort. • Ask for Help — Talk to a college financial aid counselor to discuss ways on how to get more financial aid assistance. • Attend Classes and Do Well — If you do not attend and fail the class you are taking, you will have to pay to retake the class. Plus, there is a possibility that you might receive more money from Financial Aid if you do well. Saving money will benefit any student. College seems to be where people rack up the most debt, so setting (and keeping) these resolutions will help to keep student credit scores out of that downward spiral of future financial doom.

A new outlook on New Year’s resolutions MEGAN RED


he New Year rings in a fresh start to begin again, and who doesn’t want a second chance? A New Year’s Resolution is one of the most popular concepts in putting change into in one’s life. Many people understand the generic idea of setting a goal; however the definition of a New Year’s Resolution is different to each individual. “It’s an aim for something that’s going to better your life for the up coming year,” Davia Lamey, pre-law major, said. Whereas theology major, Curt Phillips, simply said a New Year’s Resolution is, “A promise of self.” Regardless of one’s definition, the resolution is created based upon a personal and self-imposed charge. The most commonly known resolutions are usually obvious at-


tempts to lose weight, balance a healthier diet and/or quit a bad habit. However, there are some individuals who challenge the new year with strangely unique aspirations. “My friend committed to go bungee jumping once a month,” Taryn McNamee, business major, said. Computer science major, John Nicholson, shared how he wants to “build the ultimate snowman this year.” One of the most interesting stories was referred by Jordan Brainard, a recording technology major, who told of a man named Jeff Harris and his determination to photograph a picture of himself every single day. Beginning Jan. 1, 1999 Harris launched his New Year’s Resolution project by taking self-portraits each day, and it has become a noteworthy case in photography and fulfilling his New Year’s pledge.

Even though there are many who speak highly of New Year’s Resolutions, several people choose not to make any at all. Christopher Arias, a psychology major, explained why he chooses not to participate. “I’ve always thought New Year’s Resolutions were trendy, but I purposely never made any because I never understood the limitations and rules of it all,” Arias said. “If I stop or start something one year, am I allowed to do it the next? What happens if I bail out on it? Am I in trouble? Whose gonna know?” “I have my own goals I set for what I hope to accomplish, but it doesn’t mean I’ll actually go down that road. God can choose to take me down another,” singer/ songwriter Johnny Strat said. According to UK/, men typically are better at reaching

their intent than women, based on their clear idea of what to do. However, women have been considered to attain their goals even better when they share with others and are held accountable. One way to maintain a New Year’s resolution is to set your target on a simpler plane. Choosing a straightforward task will result in an lighter amount of adjustment. Second, get pumped! Motivation is key when configuring a resolution, find something that will count as a reward for your duty. Lastly, be realistic. Find something affordable for your budget and set yourself up for a responsibility that can be taken on by your pace. New Year’s may come with new perspectives and resolutions, but it’s also a revolutionary time period to develop into a new you.

Features | Jan. 30, 2012

Ways to cheat in (& out of) class MARIO PINZON


tudents have been known to help themselves to their neighbor’s answers during a test. The occasional peek, the stretch, and the text message that is eagerly being awaited for are just some methods that are taken to reach the same destination, cheating.

Students were asked how they cheat. Some thought out their answer may be a little too much, and others not enough. “It’s when you and a group of friends get the answers through a study guide to the test or quiz and hide the answers in a specific stall,” Hanajun Chung, film major, said. “Everyone knows which one it is and where it is exactly. They take turns to go

to the restroom and come back with what you needed.” Ruben Montes, psychology major, said that he can go online, look back at his notes, and even his whole study guide at the touch of a finger. “I found a website that showed me how to turn my iPod into a cheating machine,” Montes said. In addition to these methods, others which were discovered are Morse code, the magic sleeve, the handy eraser, the calculator, and the pen bag sitting on the student’s desk next to you full of the answers to the test. Morse code answers are multiple choice. Each tap on the desk has a hidden meaning. It is actually representing a letter

A to D, or sometimes E. With magic sleeve, answers or notes are hidden up the student’s arm ready to be used once the teacher is not looking. The handy eraser features answers written on the back side of the eraser. It can be right in front of a teacher but can be out of sight. The calculator has its answers put on the inside of the case. This is usually just used in math, but it has been used in other subjects as well. These cheating methods are but a few grains of sand in the desert of cheating. It takes creativity to come up with a method on how to cheat. But the best advice given by all the students was to actually study so as to not have to cheat.


One of the most creative ways to cheat has evolved with students excusing themselves from class to the restroom. Another popular cheating method involves the use of calculators, cell phones pda’s, any number of high tech devices to obtain answers.


Review | Jan. 30, 2012

Lukas Nelson raises money for student grants IAN MARTIN


recently found myself at the Chaffey Theatre, waiting to see a performance by Lukas Nelson, Willie Nelson’s son, and his band, Promise of the Real. The benefit-show, established by Laura Hope, Dean of School of Instructional Support, raises money for book grants for future and returning students. With the ever-present budget crisis at hand, students are forced to pay higher enrollment fees, classes are getting cut and careers become that much harder to attain. Luckily, the staff at Chaffey is both creative and cunning. This was Promise of the Real’s second venture onto the stage of Chaffey theatre.

There was a similar event held last year, also hosted by Laura Hope. It will most assuredly not be the last. “When the going gets tough, Chaffey gets creative,” exclaimed Hope before the show began. Creative was, indeed, right. Needless to say, at $26 per ticket, students and other attendees got their money’s worth. Opening for Promise of the Real was a band called Aloha Radio, a California Surf Rock band. This spunky beach band was very talented and, although a little retro, blended nicely, an alternative feel to their sound. This was a small treat compared to what Lukas had in store for us. We were all in our seats, waiting for

Promise of the Real to play. The smell of incense was frolicking through the air, creating an atmosphere most mystifying, causing anticipation to grow. This was the calm before the storm. The band members stepped out and took their positions. As the stage went black, and the lights crew muddled with their equipment. “Looks like we’ll be playing in the dark,” Lucas said with a smile. The lights began to flash and the crowd’s chuckle died down when an explosion of electrical sound dazzled our eardrums. The band’s musical range spanned far greater a scale than I had initially expected. What I had thought was going to be a hippie, folk, country band turned out to be

a blues driven, electrifying, face melting, rock show. However, there were country and even jazz elements fused in with their arsenal. Promise of the Real played for well over two hours, and each song was more entertaining than the last. Nelson’s guitar skills could rival that of Jimi Hendrix, who Lukas says was one of his childhood inspirations as well as his father. He even played a solo with his teeth, just like Hendrix had coined during the sixties. There’s only one word that could sum up what Hope and Nelson are doing for Chaffey College and its students: Awesome.


Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real left the audience chanting for an encore. The benefit performance Jan.22 raised funds for book grants for students.


Arts & Entertainment | Jan. 30, 2012

Alger work featured in Santa Monica art exhibit

Ardon Alger’s multimedia presentation titled “Once Upon” was on display in the Santa Monica Art Gallery. Ardon’s work was about how the perspective changes on relationships as time goes on and what you learned from it in life. “The bed carries a great many cultural and personal symbols. It can be a place of intense pleasure or pain,” he said. Along with the Santa Monica Art Gallery Alger also has work being displayed at USC’s Fisher Museum of Art through April 7.



ine Arts Professor Ardon Alger has been shooting photos since 1981. There is no question that Alger’s unique style of photography requires a second glance and a new perspective to fully comprehend the meaning behind his photos. On Saturday, Jan. 21, a 30-year reunion art show was held at the Arena 1, a project of Santa Monica Art Studios, where Alger’s piece was featured. Curated by Sheila Pinkel, “Refocus: Multicultural Focus” housed the pieces of 19 culturally diverse artists, including Mitchel Friedman, Susan Feldman Tucker and Karen Florek. Thirty years ago, 31 artists of the original exhibition—including Alger—showed their work with the goal that no historic moment could be truly understood unless artistic work from diverse cultures is part of that history. Therefore artists provided a piece of art pertaining to their own distinct culture. At the art show the concluding displays varied from nature landscapes, industrial lines, Asian military, gangs, even illusionism. Even though each artist was assigned the same subject, they clearly depicted their own take on it. Both Alger’s pieces from 1981 and present day represent relationships. One demonstrates the relationship between three stools using the light as a symbol representing change or drama. The other was a slide show of images of a bedroom. Each slide adjusts the structure of the bed and manages to evoke different tones. The bed is intended to represent relationships, which change over time. “Like much of my previous work, this work investigates the roles of photography in our culture through the symbolism of light and though performance,” Alger said. “Whereas previously the photographic performance was explicit, here it is implicit.” A simple bed has the capability of bringing pleasure or pain; it can be a place of depression or relaxation. However perceived, one’s views and judgments of relationships can change over time.


California Baptist University

What is your purpose? We believe that God created you for a purpose. You may not know exactly what that purpose is but you know it exists and you know college can help you discover and live it. That is what more than 5,000 students do every day at CBU. Students from across the the world travel here to prepare for careers as diverse as electrical engineering, music, applied theology, and nursing. With more than 100 majors and concentrations to choose from, you’re sure to find one that equips you for success in your career and, more importantly, in your calling.


Feature | Jan. 30, 2012

Student volunteer seeks support for K.I.D.S. nglish major Renee Romero volunteers her own time to help raise awareness for a nonprofit organization called K.I.D.S. K.I.D.S., which stands for Kids In Distressed Situations, was founded in 1985 and has provided over $1 billion worth of products such as toys, clothes, baby products and books. The agency has provided goods to more than 67 million kids and families that have been challenged by poverty, military family service, major illness, incarcerated family members and disaster survivors. Donations are distributed through 1,000 different local social service community agencies. It is a tax-exempt, charitable organization that has been listed in Forbes 200 top charities. Romero first became involved with K.I.D.S. last spring when she and her friends decided to hold a car wash to support children devastated by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The K.I.D.S. organization supported the effort with fliers and brochures. “They truly support you in all your endeavors and help you know that your contributions are appreciated,” Romero said. The car wash raised $500, which resulted in K.I.D.S. donating $5,000 worth of product to the children suffering in the

wake of the Japanese disaster. Romero has since become a campus ambassador for K.I.D.S., and has given presentations to two campus clubs: Phi Theta Kappa and the Multicultural Club. “I have the support of Phi Theta Kappa and am hoping that the Multicultural Club decides to work with K.I.D.S. in their community service efforts,” she said. “Even if they do not at this time, I am glad that some students were interested.” Romero said that her motivation to become involved stems from the fact that she has so much and others do not. “While I complain about homework there are people who can only dream of going to school,” she said. “A large number of these people are children who cannot help themselves. I have so much and I want to give something back to those who have so little.” She knows she is not alone. “Most of us just don’t know where to start or how to help. K.I.D.S. gives so much support to anyone who wants to help make the world a better place,” she said. “I want to spread the word about what they are doing because then people will have a charity to donate to, or a place to turn their ideas into action.” For more information, contact Romero at, or contact the current K.I.D.S. development manager at

Pile Memorial Scholarship; ASCC Outstanding Differently Abled Scholarship; and ASCC Bea Rose Teaching Scholarship. And, ASCC Karma Miller Scholarship; ASCC Outstanding Student Veteran; Outstanding International Student;

ASCC Outstanding Transfer Student; ASCC Outstanding Graduate Scholarship; ASCC Dr. Henry Shannon Presidential Scholarship; and ASCC/Student Activities Valedictorian Scholarship. Remember the deadline is March 26 at 2 p.m.




English major Renee Romero informs her peers about a non-profit organization called K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations) at the International Club’s first meeting of the semester on Jan. 25 in room HS-108. Renee has been involved with K.I.D.S. since spring of 2011 when she participated in a car wash to raise money for Japan. K.I.D.S. matched every $100 raised with a $1,000 bringing the total donated to $5,000.

Twentieth Annual Scholarship Program accepting applications



tudents looking for a way to obtain money for school need look now farther than the Student Activities

office. The Twentieth Annual Scholarship Program is now accepting applications. The program is offering 27 different varieties of scholarships and a total of $100,000 will be awarded in 2012. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1,000 this year. Scholarship applicants are required to submit a typed essay about their qualifications for the individual awards. Each category requires a grade-point average minimum, specific unit requirements and letters of recommendation. All applications will be reviewed by a 12-member faculty scholarship committee. Student Activities Director Susan Stewart said that the committee, headed by chairperson, Dr. Decker Hodge, English professor, wants to open the scholarships process to all students. “The program can be defined as incredible and fair,” Stewart said. Applications became available Jan. 17. The committee suggests that when students write their essay they spend time on it and really think of what is being asked in the application. The writing center will be holding


workshops to learn strategies for writing the application. Workshops will be available mornings and evenings. The next workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 12:30 p.m. The schedule also includes: • Tuesday, March 1 at 11 a.m. • Monday, March 5 at 9 a.m. • Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. • Thursday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. • Tuesday, March 13 at 5 p.m. • Wednesday, March 14 at 12:30 p.m. • Wednesday, March 14 and 4:30 p.m. Applications are available online at, or students can pick up a hard copy at the Student Activities Office. Scholarship categories include Overcoming Obstacles; Keys to Success; What Chaffey Has Taught Me; Educational Reflection; Making Chaffey a Better Place; Shining Star; Inspirational Student; Exemplary Community Service; and Outstanding First Generation College Student. Other categories include Outstanding Occupational/Vocational Scholarship; Outstanding ESL Student; ASCC Promising New Student; ASCC Outstanding Early Morning or Evening Student; and Outstanding Parent. Others include ASCC Outstanding Working Student; ASCC Most Academically Improved Student; ASCC Outstanding Re-Entry Student; ASCC Bob

Book Drive for Juniper Elementary



tudent Activities is holding a book drive to benefit Juniper Elementary School in Fontana. The goal of the book drive is to collect brand-new books for children in kindergarten through fifth grade (ages 5-11). About 600 students are enrolled at Juniper and while the drive has already received nearly 150 books, about 450 more are needed to be able give one book to each student. Distribution of the books collected will occur on world-famous children’s book author Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Chaffey staff and students will take the books to Juniper Elementary, read to the children and then distribute the books to each child, one at a time. Actually, the author the Dr. Seuss books, Theodor Geisel, was born on March 2, 1904. The books will be presorted, which ensures that every child receives an age- and reading level-appropriate book to enjoy, and one that will be likely match the individual child’s interests. In other words, it is guaranteed, for example, that a boy in fifth grade will not be given a book about princesses meant for a girl in second grade. Student Activities Director Susan Stewart, who has participated in book drives for elementary schools for several years, says that it’s a wonderful experience to see how thrilled the students are to receive brand-new books. “Kids get excited by books,” she said. “I know we’re in a high-tech digital age, but little kids still get really excited about new books.” She stressed that used books will not be accepted as donations for this event. The book drive for Juniper Elementary is for brand-new books only. The deadline to donate is Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m.


Spring is in the air | Jan. 30, 2012


SPENCER BRUNO ith Super Bowl XLVI less than two weeks away and the NBA in full swing, baseball season is just around the corner. Most Major League Baseball teams are set to have pitcher and catchers report to camp in mid-to-late-February, but the Chaffey Panthers baseball team that been practicing for some time now. Led by head coach Jeff Harlow, who is part of the Panther Alum, the Panthers look to continue to build off their previous season’s success. A year ago, the always-competitive Chaffey baseball team finished with an overall record of 28-11, something Harlow believes has his team heading in the right direction. ” I think we had a great season last year, but we want to win a State Championship.” Harlow said. “We have a lot of returning guys that could help us reach that goal moving forward,” he said. That record 2011 was good enough to punch their ticket to the postseason for the eighth consecutive time under Harlow. However, in the Regional playoffs, the Southwestern Jaguars bounced out the Panthers in the first round. The loss ended slugger and pitcher Matt Anderson’s tenure on Haven Ave. Anderson led the team with a 7-2 record last season and was twice named to the Foothill All-Conference team. Anderson has since been drafted by the Florida Marlins and will start the season in their minor league system. While Anderson’s presence will be missed, he left the team in good hands. Among the team’s many returning players, none is bigger than now-sophomore infielder Elijah Briseno. A Rancho Cucamonga High School graduate, Briseno, who played in all 39 games last year, led the team in numerous offensive categories, including batting average (.386), hits (49), runs batted in (37) and doubles (14). Fresh off his first Foothill All-Conference selection, he is happy to return. “We have some unfinished business to attend to this season,” Briseno said. “I think we are going to be a really good team this year and be better than most people think,” he said. “I just hope I play as well if not better than I did a year ago.” Since Harlow was hired in 2003, the Panthers have added four Foothill Conference titles to their resume, including backto-back-to-back titles from 2006-08, bringing Chaffey’s total to 11. They look to have a formula for success. The Panthers kick off their 2012 season on Feb. 3 in the Desert Tournament against Fullerton at 6 p.m.


Julio Espinoza, pitcher and shortstop, warms up his throwing arm at a scrimmage before the season opener at Lowder Field.

Febuary Baseball Schedule February 5 Desert Tournament v. Oxnard (home) 10 a.m. February 7 Saddleback (home) 6 p.m. February 10-11 Southwestern Tournament February 14 Saddleback (away) 2 p.m. February 16 LA Mission (away) 2 p.m. February 17 LA Mission (home) 2 p.m. February 21 Victor Valley (home) 2 p.m. February 23 Victor Valley (away) 2 p.m. February 25 Victor Valley (home) 12 p.m. February 28 Antelope Valley (away) 2 p.m.


Sports | Jan. 30, 2012

Panthers on the prowl this spring

Lady Panthers continue success JOSE BARRIENTOS


tarting off the spring semester on a high note, the Lady Panthers basketball team stopped the roadrunners in the their tracks with a 78-47 victory on Jan. 19. Freshman guard Ashlee Harper led with 17 points in the home opener. The team followed that win with two more wins on Jan. 23 against Antelope Valley Marauders, 69-58, and Jan. 24 against Cerro Coso College, 71-28. Success did not come early for the women’s basketball team. The team had to rebuild as only three players from a season ago returned to the roster. Much of the ladies season’s success can be attributed to the coach’s talk of hustle, rebound and playing hard. “We’re really going out there and getting rebounds and playing strong defense,” head coach Gary Plunkett said. With many new faces on the team this season, the coach’s approach is to find a common balance to the players’ capabili-

ties and strengths, along with the needs of the team. “We’re playing a lot more freshman this season than last,” Plunkett said. “We’ve implemented a new offense this season, but everything else is the same.” With the help of more than 13 players on the roster this season, in-game substitutions are easier because they have options to come off the bench. “We have a lot of players this season,” Plunkett said. “We have a deep bench. The team is also very unselfish. This is not a team that has one player stands above the rest. We’re not a team that needs to have one player to score a lot of points,” Plunkett said. “We have more than 10 players that can score for us.” The Lady Panthers were undefeated in the Foothill Conference until Jan. 26, when they fell to San Bernardino Valley College, 61-54. The loss drops the team to 7-1 and second place in the conference. Their overall record is 19-4.


Jonathan Cutkelvin drives to the basket, scoring for two points during Panthers 93-39 thrashing of Rio Hondo on Jan. 18.

Panthers beat conference rivals




Chaffey Spirit Team rallies fans during the first quarter against Rio Hondo at the Sports Center Wednesday, Jan. 18.


Bree Ball takes the ball straight to the hole for two more points during the Panthers 78-47 rout of Rio Hondo on Jan. 18.


fter losing to Antelope Valley College on the Jan. 23, the Chaffey Panthers won a huge game against number 8 in the state San Bernardino Valley College, 62-59. The Panthers were down by 16 points in the second half when they managed to come back and win the game. Freshman shooting guard Kenny Morgan hit three straight 3-pointers to cut the Wolverines lead to 49-43. The defense played well and held the Wolverines to 24 points. In the final 11 minutes of the game the Panthers caught up and took the lead. In their first game of the spring semester on Jan. 18 the Panthers completely dominated the competition. The men’s basketball team came out with claws and tore the Rio Hondo Roadrunners to shreds. Panthers struggled with fouls but were able to recover by transitioning from a dominant offense to a relentless defense, making the game seem effortless, while controlling the boards. Justin Cole started the game with a 3-pointer and intimidation was key. The Roadrunners didn’t score until 15:36 into the game, but their turnovers and careless passing made it easy to keep their scoring to a minimum. The Roadrunners’ chances of catching up seemed possible due to the Panthers having foul troubles early in the game.

The first period was about to end, with 16 seconds left on the clock, but the Panthers took a 3-point shot, hitting all net. The first period ended with a score 4213, Panthers. The second period’s first shot was by Roadrunner Jeremy Acosta, but his hopes were dismissed when Cole made another 3-pointer for the Panthers. Only 54 seconds later, Darius McGee,was fouled, and he made both charity tosses. Team made 7 out of the 8 free throws for the night. The fun had only begun for the Panthers, as Sango Niang threw the ball behind his head and with pure talent got the Panthers two points on a reverse layup. Even though the Panthers’ lead was always in the double digits, they still played with every inch of their bodies. Towards the end of the game emotions were high and the Roadrunners made it very clear with a rough foul on Emmeth Usher, who took exception. Pushing and shoving ensued, and a Roadrunner ended up with a busted lip. The Panther players were able to show off what they had with their aggressive skills and ball handling techniques, utilizing sportsmanship throughout the game. Coach Jeff Klien’s professional and dedicated leadership kept the team balanced and focused. The Panthers next home game will be on Saturday, Feb 4, at 3 p.m. at the Chaffey Sports Center.

Volume 22, Issue 8 (January 30, 2012)  

Volume 22, Issue 8 (January 30, 2012)

Volume 22, Issue 8 (January 30, 2012)  

Volume 22, Issue 8 (January 30, 2012)