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Nov. 09, 2009 volume 20, issue 5

Withdrawal=Fail JUSTIN KELLER


tarting next semester, significant changes will be made to Chaffey’s substandard/withdrawal policy. The college receives its state funding based on how many students are enrolled each term. This number is tallied five weeks into the semester, much sooner than the last day to drop. Currently students can receive a W in a class an unlimited number of times over the course of their education. The state Board of Governors, which overheads the policy-making for California community colleges, looked at this and thought that letting students withdrawal as many times as they would like in a class would cause a misrepresentation of student count in regard to funding. To help solve this problem they allowed up to four withdrawals in a class. To cater

to its specific needs such as increased enrollment, Chaffey modified this policy. Originally, once a student received two F’s in a class, he or she needed a dean’s approval to take the course a third time. If students failed the class a third time, they no longer take that class. W’s will now be treated the same way. If a students receive any combination of two F’s or W’s, they would need approval to take the third and final time. “This change makes course enrollment more precious than it has ever been,” said Laura Hope, Interim Dean for the School of Instructional Support. This decision to modify the policy was not taken lightly however. Hope sent out a team of classroom faculty, deans and staff from institutional research to figure out what policy would be best for Chaffey. CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

Dedication in Chino ADRIANA ANDREAS



Up in smoke: experiments, though scientific, appeared magical.

Chemistry magic ANGELICA DAVALOS


he main quad was filled with an atmosphere of learning on Oct. 21 as the Chemistry Magic event was well on its way. There were children and adults of all ages sitting in chairs facing the young scientists anxious for the event to start. The tables were covered with colorful bottles and beakers. Some were filled with smoke and others with multi-colored fluids. This event is put on annually by the Chemistry Club. Students create experiments, and then they showcase them in the quad for other students to see. The experiment that was bringing the most audience reaction was that of the burning dollar bill. Peter Ajuku, a biochemistry major, was showcasing this experiment. “The alcohol will burn on the dollar bill,” he said, “but it won’t flame.”

For this experiment the dollar bill was soaked in alcohol, and then a flame was pressed upon it. Surprisingly the bill did not catch on fire. Other experiments included explanations on how trick candles work, volcano making, and lemons that powered up a digital clock. Another area filled with spectators in awe was the bubble making station. Vice president Tanya Lengvilas and Secretary Nubia Zeledon were in charge of making the mixture and making large bubbles. “It is really potent bubble mixture,” Lengvilas said. “They are supposed to be longer lasting, but it is really dry outside today.” In the midst of all the learning there were also some hands-on opportunities, which included Silly Putty making, and bubble making. Overall the event was informative and fun for all ages.

dedication ceremony for two new buildings on the Chino Campus was held on Oct. 22. The crowd of more than 100 guests included local residents, business leaders and community officials. The ceremony opened with greetings from Dr. Linda Howdyshell, Vice President and Chief Adminstrative Officer of the Chino Campus. Standing at the center of attention was the new health center, a 16,000 square foot teaching facility for the college’s vocational nursing program. It holds classrooms, laboratories, and offices, which enabled the nursing program to increase enrollment. Governing Board President Kathy Brugger provided a brief history of the Chino Campus. During this historical tribute Governing Board Vice President Gary George hosted the building dedication.


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“Construction of the Health Science center was made possible because of one individual’s commitment to education,” George said . San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gary Ovitt secured $4 million for the construction of the facility. The $4 million came from the state tobacco tax. The total cost to construct the facility was $10 million. In acknowledgement of Ovitt’s contribution, the Chaffey Governing Board collectively voted to name the Health Science Heatlh complex the “Gary C. Ovitt Health Science Complex.” Ovitt was unaware by this decision and was immensely honored by this recognition. The ceremony also included the dedication of a second building: the Chaffey College Chino Community Center. This 22,000 square foot teaching facility and banquet hall. For more information about Chaffey College, visit


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Goji berries According to Navitas Naturals Goji berries have been used in Asian Herbal medicine for over 5,000 years! The Goji berry is one of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth. It is a form of protein, packed with essential amino acids, rich in Vitamin A (140% Vit. A 1oz) and a good source of Vitamin C (20% Vit. C 1oz). The berries posses over 20 Trace minerals including zinc, iron, phosphorus riboflavin (B2), vitamin E, and carotenodids, including beta-carotene.

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sk Angie Dee is a new advice column for the Chaffey Breeze. She can help you in deciding what to make for dinner, or even help you in finding your true self. Whatever it is, problem be big or small, she will give her opinion, her outside point of view and a possible solution to life’s everyday problems. She is your best friend, parent, sibling, or neighbor. She is someone here to help without asking anything in return. Send your questions or comments to 10th Annual Report to the Community Luncheon The Chino campus will be holding the annual luncheon on Monday, Nov. 16. at 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Movie Night with Gay Straight Alliance This event will be on Thursday Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. It will be held in Wargin Hall 142. Admission is free. The club will be playing gay-themed movies. Three Cups of Tea: One Book One College The One Book One College committee hosts several events during the year. The next will be Thursday, Nov. 12. Readings of Survival Stories & Three Cups of Tea will be discussed in the Student Activities Lounge from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. But wait, there’s more… Three Cups of Tea: Kingsley Elementary & Chaffey College Conquering Mountains Starting Nov. 13 the first cup of tea will be dished out by Kingsley Elementary students, which will have fantastic ‘zines and artwork to display at the bookstore till Nov. 20. The second cup of tea will be on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8 p.m. The discussion will be led by Drew Ward, English instructor. The third cup of tea will begin Wednesday Nov. 18. to Nov. 21. It is encouraged for students and staff to purchase any book at the Montclair Barnes & Nobles. All of these events will be held at Barnes & Noble bookstore in Montclair Plaza. Telephone 909-399-1996.

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Veteran’s Day There will be no school on Wednesday Nov. 11. Got a American flag? Fly it everyday, not just on Veteran’s Day. Governing Board Vote Tallies Katie Roberts and Kathleen Brugger secured their governing board seats in Nov. 3 voting. Roberts received 12,971 votes and Brugger 12,114 votes. Just 37,166 voted, about 11 percent of those registered, according to the Daily Bulletin, Roberts said she and the rest of the board plan to work hard to overcome the current financial crisis “without losing students or faculty.” Thanksgiving Baskets Student Activities and ASCC are preparing Thanksgiving baskets. Everyone can help the cause and donate a turkey to Student Activities office by Friday, Nov. 20 before 2 p.m. ASCC will purchase all non-perishables foods for the Thanksgiving baskets. Coffee night Fontana Campus and Rancho Campus will be having java night from 5 to 7 p.m. Fontana’s will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Rancho’s will be held in the quad Nov. 17. Career Spotlight, Global Business On Monday, Nov. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m., business instructor Thierry Brusselle will speak about a variety of career paths available by studying global business. The presentation will be held in the Global Career Center. Pizza will be provided while supplies last! For details call 909-652-6511. Job Interview & Resume Workshops Learn interview skills that will land a job at a workshop on Tuesday Nov. 10 in the Global Career Center from 1 to 3 p.m. Then, learn how to write a resume that will get you noticed by employers so you can land that interview. This workshop will also teach how to write cover letters. Seating is limited and interested students need to schedule appointments in advance. The resume workshop will be held in the Global Career Center on Thursday Nov. 19 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 909-652-6511. International Festival Day and Native American Heritage Mouth Celebration Clubs will be selling authentic foods in the quad Wednesday, Nov. 18 The invigorating international music will start at 12:30 p.m., which means the fiesta has begun! During the event there will be a fashion show, henna tattoos and the different cultures. The festival will help build international understanding, encourage global and study aboard programs.

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Transfer Center Calendar The Transfer Center staff is working on a variety of activities including university representatives visiting, information workshops and counseling. Nov. 9. Fontana Transfer Center 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Chino Transfer Center 1 p.m. - 4p.m. National Univ. in quad 10 a.m. - noon Chapman Univ. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Cal State San Bernardino 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Azusa Pacific 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Transfer Talk The Transfer Center is providing students with an opportunity to discuss important topics. Students who plan to transfer are encouraged to attend the talks. All Talks are held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 12. Finding Hidden Scholarships: This is a hands-on workshop led by Counselor Katherine Wilson. For more information on any event or to sign up contact the center at 652- 6233 or visit their web site at

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My own experience while eating Goji berries I eat them by themselves, put them in a trail mix or in a smoothie. They all taste great. I attribute them for removing my nasal congestion letting me breath easier. They also are a great source of energy! You can purchase them at but locally, the easiest place to get a hold of them is Henry’s Market at Day Creek and Baseline. Trader Joe’s on Haven Ave. carries them occasionally. — David Arredondo

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Editorial | Nov. 9, 2009

We are protected by the Constitution An independent student newspaper is not a P.R. machine ANDREA T. SMITH


he first amendment of the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Freedom of the press is a basic right in

this country. But unfortunately this right is not observed on some college campuses. And this is getting to be a problem. It is well known by the Breeze staff that getting information from the campus police department is always a dead end. Reporters will not even waste their time to inquire. Breeze reporters have been treated with disrespect at campus events. The most common reason given is that the newspaper gets the information wrong. It’s funny how an independent student newspaper is expected to be The New York Times. The Breeze is an educational tool to teach budding journalists. Most students entering their first journalism class have never done a news story before.

Faculty members that want positive stories written about their particular departments have taken to selecting student writers to push their agendas. The main problem with this practice is that these student writers (who are not on The Breeze staff) are going to events on campus, stating that they are Breeze reporters and unknowingly locking Breeze reporters out of the story. If the people running the event or show think that the story is already being covered, they will refuse an interview with a real Breeze reporter. This practice has got to stop. How are the Breeze staff going to learn journalism if they can not cover events

that they are not familiar with? Faculty run student writers are writing blatant public relations stories that have no place in The Breeze, aside from a paid advertisement. Public relations stories are printed in The Breeze newspaper at the sole discretion of the Editor-in-Chief. Much more could be written about this situation and more examples could be given, however, I have decided to include a story written by another independent student newspaper. Enjoy.

were cut only 15 percent. Adam Goldstein of the Student Press Law Center said that if he had to choose the biggest First Amendment offender in the country, he would most likely choose Moore. And now Moore is attempting to move The Collegian under student services, where the administration would have the option to edit all content, monitor stories and determine the direction of the paper. An attack on free speech anywhere is an attack on free speech everywhere. That is why we, the undersigned, have come together to universally condemn the actions of Moore and the actions of any administration that makes deliberate efforts to break the free speech of student publications. As students, we have been taught to expect an environment where freedom of speech will go uncontested. And as student journalists, we expect our administrations to understand that we strive to be an objective voice of reason. But we also recognize that any publication that disturbs the comfort of the comfortable will be challenged. Student journalists at the University of

Pittsburgh, the University of New Mexico and the University of Oregon, as well as countless untold others, have seen such assaults on their rights. This cannot stand. We as student journalists, come together today with a single message: We will not tolerate administrations that, for their own benefit, try to silence the voice of the student free press. We will continue to rebuke those in power who attempt to diminish that freedom, and we will not be silenced.

University of New Hampshire; Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon; The Rocky Mountain Collegian, Colorado State University; The Roundup, Pierce College; The Stanford Daily, Stanford University; The University Daily Kansan, University of Kansas; Washington Square News, New York University; The Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton. Daily Titan news article about the situation at LACC: http://www.dailytitan. com/2009/09/la-city-college-considerscutting-funding-to-their-student-newspaper/

Inter-Collegiate Editorial: LACC President’s actions illegal DAILY TITAN EDITORIAL BOARD


os Angeles City College’s studentrun newspaper, The Collegian, is an award-winning publication that has been in continuous print for 80 years. Its staff of approximately 30 students works tirelessly to publish high-quality content while adhering to rigorous journalistic values. The Collegian is a training ground for writers, reporters, columnists and editors, as are thousands of other student-run publications that hold to the same principles, standards and ethics. But LACC’s president, Jamillah Moore, has made calculated attempts to hinder the students’ right to a free press. She has tried to forbid a company working with the college from speaking to the student press; she has tried to pressure student reporters to sign releases for recording public meetings; she has violated California open meeting laws by requesting that reporters identify themselves; and she has attempted to silence The Collegian by slashing its budget by 40 percent – when the budgets of other student organizations

This editorial was published in and endorsed by the following student-run newspapers: The Chaffey Breeze, Chaffey College; The Collegian, Los Angeles City College; The Cornell Daily Sun, Cornell University; The Daily Orange, Syracuse University; The Daily Princetonian, Princeton University; The Daily Sundial, California State University, Northridge; The Daily Trojan, University of Southern California; Campus News, East Los Angeles College; FSView & Florida Flambeau, Florida State University; The GW Hatchet, George Washington University; The Ithacan, Ithaca College; The Maneater, University of Missouri; The New Hampshire,


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Campus Halloween costume contest a wrap, Andreski wins

some students found it distracting from its true purpose. There was a club rush that took place in the quad with the contest. This had a few of the schools clubs out trying to raise money by offering food, caricatures, and other fun products. Michael Gibson, a student with the Anime club, liked the costume contest but didn’t like how distracting it turned out to be. “The contest was fun. However, I wish they would have given a shout out for the various clubs that were out there trying to raise money,” he said. “The weather didn’t help either. A lot of people left early because of how cold it was.”



ombies, nerds, psychics, and Michael Jackson were just some of the costumes displayed at the Halloween costume contest on Oct. 28. There was a good turnout of students that came to watch the creative few show off their outfits. The contest was broken down into four categories: student singles, student groups, faculty singles and faculty groups. Eva Ramirez, one of the judges this year, was glad to have participated. “This was my first year judging the contest,” she said. “The weather was very windy and cold, but I still had fun.” She hoped that more people had entered in the contest. “But the ones who did worked really hard on their costumes,” DAVID COON she said. Contest winners inAmong the faculty winners Mommy would say no to buying their kid cluded Brandon Andreski, was Susan Nowakntar, a this toy. first place as GI Joe in a fashion teacher dressed as a box; Katrina Harley, second Spanish dancer. “Well, I have been teaching here for 13 place as a clown; Ben Rosenberg, third as a bohemain years, and have never participated in the contest before,” fairy; Asheley White, fourth as Michael Jackson. Student she said. “I was happy to win this year, and I do plan to group winners were John and Matt Mormons, first, and participate in the future.” Seventy Zombies G.S.A., second. See photos, a video and Although the costume contest was a success, more winners at | Nov. 9, 2009

Volunteer organizations gather in the quad to motivate students AMBER YASIN


everal organizations gathered in the quad for the Volunteer Fair held on Oct. 21. The purpose of the event was to encourage students to volunteer time to make the community a better place. At the same time, resources were provided for students interested in donating their services. “The volunteer fair was originally started last year by Students 4 Change,” said Commissioner of Activities Sullivan Lewis. “It was so successful we’re trying to make it an annual event. They wanted ASCC to join in and get it out on a bigger scale.” Music was playing in the background while the students were lining up for sandwiches, drinks, chips and candies. “We had it last year and ASCC saw that it was such a good idea,” said Student 4 Change President Brian Cordon. “The ASCC wanted to join in, to bring out more contacts.” “I do want to volunteer and give time back to the community,” said Valery Gibbs, who works in the counseling department. “It is an exciting opportunity. Chaffey is doing it right.” Some of the organizations on hand to distribute information included Pacific Lifeline, Reach Out, Community CSS Senior Services, and Acceptance Ministries. Pre-dental hygiene student Deidre Aguilar was impressed with the turnout. “I was not expecting this many people to come out here,” she said. Rancho Cucamonga Community Service Coordinator Tarek Hussein was on hand to represent his organization. He said that the City of Rancho Cucamonga volunteer program serves more than 100 volunteers. “We are the most active organizations within the city,” he said.

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Arts & Entertainment | April. 20, 2010

Top ten stoner movies Just sit back and smoke a bowl

Review by Kurtis Frost, photo illustrations by Angelica Davalos & Steve Bovi 9.)

10.) Zombieland

Not a stoner film at all, but this (barely) makes the top ten because it has the most memorable pot smoking scene I have ever witnessed in a movie. If you haven’t seen it you won’t get it and I can’t explain without ruining it.


   Reefer Madness A propaganda anti-drug film made in1936 trying to warn teenagers of the uses of marijuana. This film blames marijuana for such acts as suicide, manslaughter and rape. Also this film refers to marijuana as deadly and claims that if enough is smoked a person will become mentally ill. We all know this is not fact, but is worth a laugh to see the exaggeration.



   Rolling Kansas This movie follows friends trying to find a long lost marijuana forest that their parents used to go to when they were children. This results in a crazy road trip and a pretty entertaining movie.




& Kumar Go to White Castle This was the perfect mid twenties stoner movie. It wasn’t about sixteen year olds running around and smoking pot behind their parent’s backs. This movie follows Harold and Kumar; two guys who decide to take a break of ordinary mundane life by smoking pot and getting White Castle Burgers. They both end up on a night they might never remember or might never forget.


Troopers Broken Lizard made this hilarious movie about state troopers who decide to mess with citizens, meow. This would not be considered a “stoner movie” but…the most memorable scenes involve marijuana, meow. Best scene: “Littering and… littering and…littering and… smoking the reefer.”


Baked Three stoners decide to sell pot to get their friend out of jail. Very funny film, cameos by Snoop Dogg, John Stewart and Willy Nelson. This movie has something for everyone.


   Pineapple Express A more recent stoner movie, starring Seth Rogan and James Franco, that follows two buddies on the run from a very angry and dangerous drug dealer. They keep smoking pot and they keep getting into shenanigans. It is the perfect combination of buddy film and marijuana.     Harold


and Chong: Up in Smoke Cheech and Chong try to smuggle a van made entirely of marijuana from Mexico. This is the original road trip stoner movie. Perfect for ages 1660, and as they say, “Don’t go straight to see this movie!”

1.) Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny This movie is the unrealistic epic tale of the   

beginning of the band Tenacious D, involving power slides, Sasquatch and using the devil’s horn as a bong. This movie is really is one of the campiest movies I have seen in years. If you don’t laugh at cheesy over the top stuff, don’t see it…or put the medical license to good work beforehand.


   Friday Ice Cube, Chris Tucker and pot. Do I need to say more? Puff, puff.

Making a top ten list involving marijuana movies in no way promotes or encourages the use of marijuana. There are plenty of good reasons to light up, and we hope you enjpy yourself. - The Breeze Staff.





weighs | Nov. 9, 2009

A very brief history of Decade of marijuana dime bags JULIE COSGROVE


arijuana, or cannabis, was brought to America by a group of no stronger moral force than the Puritans. You will remember that this was the large group of religious reformers who colonized Massachusetts Bay in the 17th Century. (They came a few years after the Pilgrims.) They brought with them from England what came to be called Indian hemp and grew it for fiber used in clothing, rope and sails. It continued to be used and cultivated by the founding fathers of our democracy. No less than George Washington and Thomas Jefferson grew cannabis. Benjamin Franklin built the first paper mill to exclusively use Indian hemp. A century after the American Revolution (1776, remember?), marijuana was widely accepted as a medicinal drug useful for any number of ailments. Its history goes back even further. The earliest evidence of marijuana use seems to come from Germany of 5000 BC. And in ancient China, mystical emperor Shen Neng recommended marijuana tea for such things as gout, rheumatism, malaria and poor memory. Today, we’d think of these ailments as the toll of aging and if we followed Emperor Shen Neng’s advice, we would give marijuana to our grandparents. This was as early as 2737 B.C. It spread through South Asia (today’s India) where it was used in Vedic and Buddhist rituals, to the Middle East and on to Europe, where records show that by 400 A.D. Celts were trading in cannabis products. The recent history of marijuana, however, deals with criminalization of its use as a recreational and

even as a medicinal drug. By the early 20th century many states were beginning to pass laws to regulate and prevent the spread of its use. There had been some public alarm when unsuspecting consumers became addicted to patent medicines laced with morphine or opium, and regulations followed. This culminated in the 1950s in the Boggs Act and the Narcotics Control Act. But marijuana has long been used as a medicinal drug, and even as early as the l930s there have been efforts to make marijuana legal to use. In l996 the state of California approved the use of medical marijuana through a ballot measure, Proposition 215. The Bush Administration, however, continued the federal policy of prosecuting marijuana users despite such state actions, and it brought suit against the Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative, a firm selling marijuana for medical purposes. In 2001 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that because federal laws do not recognize medical uses for marijuana, the federal government could prosecute those selling medical marijuana. And in 2005, in Gonzales v. Raich the Court ruled 6-3 that the federal government could ban cannabis in states, even though no activities crossed state lines and no interstate commerce had taken place. Matters stood there until the change of presidential administrations in 2009. On Oct. 19, the Obama Administration announced its intention to not pursue criminal charges against medical marijuana users, although it is not clear how policy regarding other uses of marijuana will develop. This was a sea change from the previous administration that had followed the get-tough policy initiated during Ronald Reagan’s Administration.

Cannabis debate continues to reach an all-time high in courts, Congress



rom the far left of the political spectrum and to the right many laws regarding the legalization or illegalization of cannabis have been passed and rejected. The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 states cannabis is subject to potential abuse, causing it to be considered illegal to the federal government. Therefore they have the right to prosecute people with cannabis for medical purposes. However, 13 states including California, have passed a law that decriminalizes people who posses or use marijuana. In addition,14 states have passed a law which made medical marijuana legal. In March 2001 the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers Coop. It said, “There is no medical necessity exception to the Controlled Substances Act’s prohibitions on manufacturing and distributing marijuana.” And in the Supreme Court case Attorney General Gonzales, et al. v. Raich, et al. The ruling said, “Congress’ Commerce Clause authority includes the power to prohibit the




t 15, I was passing time in the far outskirts of a sleeping city leaving no rock unturned. In retrospect, there wasn’t many other ways for me to bury that irrepressible beast growing from within but by consuming any cheap booze or schweg weed I could get my grubby little fingers on. Once the frog jumped out of my pocket I welcomed those intoxicating friends with open arms. So it started, finding booze and bud was the game played. Of course, getting booze took a clever spirit with a dash of courage for the under-aged rebel. On the other hand, any underhanded drug dealer was more than willing to dump his pathetic product into the hands of any willing 15-year-old with some lunch money. This inevitably led to the drug of choice — the path with least resistance. Fast forward 10 years and here I am. Same old, same old. Same game, higher stakes. The weed is greener, which costs more green. The booze of course eventually found itself back into the picture along with a few visitors from time to time. Some people have the natural knack to move forward day to day even paced with a balance built for indulgence, while others keep tripping over themselves wondering why. I was the one who needed to keep checking his shoe laces. One morning I woke up and realized my dilemma. I painstakingly gave away the bong, the papers and the pipes and granted a clearer mind the shot she deserved. Four months later I feel better than I ever have, well at least since I can remember. I know no one likes a quitter, but for once I’m glad I quit. I am 100 percent behind the cause though: marijuana should be as legal as buying a pack of smokes. I just wished I would have learned to control myself from making love to the most beautiful, sweetest smelling and best tasting plant that was ever identified on this planet. All you stoners out there be safe and enjoy your gift that’s been given to you. But take some advice from a guy with a decade of daily dime bags under his belt: don’t let it change the person you are in a negative way…

local cultivation and use of marijuana in compliance with California law.” The Controlled Substances Act was challenged by Rep. Barney Frank and other congressional co-sponsors. They introduced H.R. 5843, titled the Act to Remove Federal Penalties for the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults in the year 2008 and this year and H.R. 2943 titled the Personal Use of Marijuana by Responsible Adults Act of 2009. If passed, the resolutions would remove most federal penalties for the possession of marijuana. Both bills receive little congressional support and were never passed out of the committee process. California had a bill introduced by Democratic State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. The bill, AB 390, is titled the Marijuana Control, Regulation and Education Act. It proposes to legalize marijuana for people 21 years and older. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Ammiano said, “The plan would generate more than $1 billion annually for the cash – strapped state.” The taxation would be similar to alcohol sales.

Did you know? DONEL WILLIAMS


arijuana did not attain its complete outlaw status in the United States until the passage of the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937. The passage also outlawed the usage of hemp. Campaigns made by Harry J. Anslinger and William Randolph Hearst sensationalized the harm of usage of marijuana.  Hearst, who owned paper plants, feared that hemp, a variety of cannabis, would compete with his paper production business. It is believed that their interests in the timber industry led to such a demonization of marijuana to effectively kill a competitor in hemp. 

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The highs of marijuana as medicine exposed NANCY AVILA


arijuana is considered a dangerous and addictive mind-altering substance that should be outlawed. The stigma surrounding this drug hinders many to see the medicinal benefits patients have experienced from it. Though there is sill much ongoing research, studies have exposed the possible health benefits of marijuana. In the March 1999 Institute of Medicine Report titled “Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base,” researchers found that the active components of marijuana, cannabinoids, are potentially effective in treating pain, nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite caused by AIDS, among other symptoms. Other studies have shown that cannabis helps patients suffering from glaucoma, a common cause of blindness, by lowering fluid pressure in the eye. They have also revealed the ability of cannabis to alleviate muscle pain and spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis. California, which legalized the use of medical marijuana in 1996, has approved the use of the drug for conditions such as arthritis, cachexia, epilepsy and cancer. While the controversy of using marijuana as a medicine persists, the plant’s medicinal value was discovered in oriental and Middle Eastern countries thousands of years ago. The Chinese acknowledged its benefits more than 4,000 years ago, concocting parts of the plant to make sedatives and painkillers to treat nausea, fevers and ulcers. Ancient herbalists made ointments to heal burns and wounds from the roots of the plant. Physicians from the classical and Hellenistic eras also recognized its healing abilities as well as the Arabs who started using cannabis around the mid-1200s. The medicinal use of marijuana in Europe may have begun around the 13th century, and rumors exist of even Queen Victoria drinking marijuana tea to mitigate menstrual cramps. According to the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration, medical marijuana already exists. It exists in the form of a pill called Marinol. Marinol is available in all 50 states through prescription and is approved by the Food and Drug Adminis-

tration. Its active ingredient is a synthetic form of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the compound in smoked marijuana that is found to treat distressing symptoms. It is considered the safer and legal alternative to actual marijuana, which poses similar health risks as tobacco smoke when inhaled. Despite its benefits, the pill seems to have a slow onset of action and low absorption rate. Amid the debate over the purposes of cannabis, researchers have found that this substance may help treat ailments in children as well. In an interview with MSNBC, Dr. Claudia Jensen, a practicing pediatrician from the University of Southern California, advocates the use of medicinal marijuana for the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and teens. “It needs to be evaluated by a physician before its recommended to a child or adolescent,” Jensen said. She recommends patients ingest the prescribed cannabis rather than inhale it. “Smoking marijuana has such a sort duration, it only lasts an hour and a half to two hours, plus there is the stigma of the child smoking anything but smoking pot is such a difficult social issue to deal with,” Jensen said. “When they ingest cannabinoids or cannabis compounds, for example marijuana, it lasts a lot longer. They can get all the way through the day with a single cannabis cookie or a piece of toast - with cannabis peanut butter on it in the morning before school. They don’t have to get stoned; it’s dose related.” By ingesting the cannabis, patients get the benefit of being able to focus and refrain from being impulsive and angry to be relaxed and pay attention in school. Cannabis for the treatment of ADD and ADHD would be more effective and pose fewer side effects than the commonly prescribed Ritalin. Although medical marijuana has been legalized in 14 states, federal law considers the drug an illegal substance. In the past, federal officials have raided cannabis dispensaries and arrested suppliers and clients. However, under new guidelines issued by the Obama Administration, federal drug agents must not prosecute patients and suppliers who conform to state laws.

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Are psychiatrists hesitant to prescribe marijuana? DAVID WALKER


arijuana. If you try it, you may love it and want to spark up another J soon. Aside from the recreational pleasure one may get from marijuana, there are several medical benefits. Some psychological disorders may very well be treated by the use of medical marijuana, so why are some psychiatrists outright refusing to prescribe it? Marijuana use may increase the symptoms of many psychological disorders. An individual suffering from schizophrenia for example will be detrimentally impacted as a result of marijuana use. Marijuana’s effects include hallucinations due to the increase of dopamine. An individual suffering from schizophrenia already has an excess of dopamine. When such individuals use marijuana, they have psychotic reactions. Aside from the many complications that marijuana may cause, psychological disorders such as depression are very difficult to test and prove. One argument against this hypothesis would be that some doctors are clicker happy when it comes to writing a prescription so long as it is not marijuana. Although it is difficult to diagnose mental disorders, medical marijuana should be prescribed before the more harmful engineered drugs. It is important to understand that every psychological disorder cannot be treated with the use of marijuana, and its use may actually result in adverse side-effects. For further reading, go to the following links: h t t p : / / m e d i c a l m a r i j u a n a . p ro c o n . o rg / v i e w a n s w e r s . asp?questionID=220

The economic benefits of marijuana legalization

In California, the legalization of marijuana could lead to increased tax revenues DANIEL SOLIS


ever before has the support for marijuana legalization become so widespread, particularly in California. A Field poll from May showed that 56 percent of Californians support the taxing and regulation of marijuana. The U.S. Department of Justice, under the Obama Administration, recently announced a new policy toward medical marijuana prosecutions. In states where medical marijuana use is legal, such as in California, the Department of Justice would dismiss the federal law that still considers marijuana possession subject to prosecution. Gov. Schwarzenegger, who was asked about marijuana taxation in May, cited the budget deficit when

he recently said, “I think it’s time for a debate.” During a time of great economic turmoil, the benefits of marijuana legalization could prove fruitful for the state of California, which too often suffers under the strain of an increasingly under funded budget. There has already been some movement on how exactly the legalization and taxation might work. State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) recently proposed AB 390, a bill to the State Assembly, which would decriminalize, tax and regulate marijuana in a way similar to alcohol. This would include an age requirement of 21 years and older. The state budget has also been crippled by the crowded prisons filled with nonviolent offenders arrested for carrying or selling marijuana. The legalization of marijuana could save the state of California a large chunk of the $9.8 billion spent yearly on corrections and prisons. There are also many areas where revenue raised and funds saved from marijuana legalization and taxation could be used.

In July, the California State Board of Equalization projected that the taxation of legalized marijuana sales could bring $1.4 billion in revenue for the state. That could also make a dent in the funding for higher education, which currently costs the state $13 billion a year. And with legalization, more marijuana producers would arise, and that could further increase tax revenues. There are also many political benefits that could arise from the economics of marijuana legalization. The safety of Californians living near and around the Mexican border is dependent upon how well the Mexican drug cartels are doing. Making marijuana legal and taxable in California would greatly weaken the hold of Mexican marijuana producers by eradicating their monopoly, and effectively running them out of business. Whichever direction California decides to take on handling marijuana, the issue will be here to stay, and it all depends on whether the people want to embrace it and reap the benefits.


Features | Nov. 9, 2009

New club will speak volumes for the deaf Greene light for a unique deaf club APRIL KIBBE



Faith Greene is determined to make a social change with M.O.S.T.D.E.A.F.

aith Greene wants to become a psychologist for the deaf. She is determined to make a social change.  With these goals in mind, Greene has created a unique club for the deaf. The name of the club is M.O.S.T.D.E.A.F.  The acronym stands for Motivating Our Students To Discover Every Avenue Featured. “I love deaf people,” Greene said. “They need a club too.” While Greene does not suffer from hearing loss, she has a close bond with the disorder. Greene has been a sign language interpreter for 10 years. She developed a passion for her career after losing a close friend to cancer. The friend had two little girls who were both deaf and could not understand the funeral service. This was difficult for Greene. She offered her assistance and interpreted the funeral service in sign language. “I did it for her daughters,” she said. “After that, I knew what I wanted to do.”  Personal life experiences have given Greene a positive strength in bringing people together.  “I look around and see all these people talking and laughing,” she said. M.O.S.T.D.E.A.F., would offer the same, as well as tutoring and friendship. “You don’t have to be deaf,” she said, encouraging participation. “Anyone can

join. That’s the great thing about it.” Philosophy major Olivia Hernandez believes the club is a great idea. “Chaffey offers a wonderful American Sign Language program,” she said. “There is a lot of interest in deaf culture amongst the majority of the ASL students,” she said. “The Disability Program and Services goes above and beyond to provide accommodations for deaf students.” Hernandez believes the club will grow quickly.   Professor and academic counselor Dr. Donna Colonders was a positive inspiration for Greene. “She made me feel like, ‘Yes I can do this,’” she said with a smile. Susan Starr, Professor/Academic Counselor, feels confidant about the club.  “I think it’s awesome,” Starr said. “Faith inspires people. It’s all about overcoming what you don’t have and making the best of what you do have in order to succeed.” Dreaming and breathing her passion, Greene is eager to get the ball rolling. “I plan to start it in January,” Greene said.  “If you give her the ball, she’ll run with it,” Starr said. “She’s a smart girl.” Greene was inspired by the words in Natasha Bedingfield’s  Unwritten: “No one else can speak the words on your lips.”  Students interested in the joining this unique club should contact Greene at  

“Trunk or Treat,” was turbo sweet


This classic El Camino was one of many cars decorated for the “Trunk or Treat.” ANGELICA DAVALOS


umblebees, clowns, gangsters, superheroes and pirates were a few of many in attendance on Saturday Oct. 31 for “Trunk or Treat.” The event was held in parking lot 18 and hosted by the Chaffey College Car Club. The parking lot was filled with over 40 cars that varied from vans, sedans, and muscle cars. The treat was that each trunk was filled with various assortments of candy. “We have a ring toss, a haunted house, and a safe environment for kids,” Sherm Taylor, club adviser said, “and we are not asking for donations.” The haunted house was one of the main events which included clowns, creepy doctors, and John Hudson, member of the car club, dressed in camouflage, scaring everyone as they exited. The event drew more than 200 people of ages. Kids, adults and even pets had a great time celebrating Halloween in a safe environment — and getting free candy.


Opinion | Nov 9, 2009

Distracted by self-discovery and microwave burritos Steve Bovi

Will Obama and Schwarzenegger go up in smoke?

Anthony Silva


arijuana has been a hot topic for generations. Ever since its introduction into our lexicon in the 1920’s, the leaf has gone through a transformation. After being public enemy No. 1 for so many years, marijuana is now seen as less of a threat and is used by many legally for medical uses such as chronic pain relief and cataracts. These recent practices have brought on a much stronger case for the legalization of marijuana. Advocates for the cause stand on street corners in almost every major city with petitions in hand and have actually had moderate success. According to the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, it is now legal to have small amounts in cities like Los Angeles and Oakland, and several other states have now decriminalized the leaf. While this means that its no longer an offense to be arrested for, it does not mean that it is legal. With our nation’s economy struggling, it would make perfect fiscal sense to legalize marijuana. Harvard economics professor Dr. Jeffery Miron projects that between $10 and $14 billion a year will be generated from legalizing it. $1.4 billion would come from California alone. Such concrete evidence cannot go unnoticed, and it hasn’t. President Barack Obama and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have voiced their opinions. So what do the two most important figures in this discussion think? While both leaders have admitted to using marijuana in their lives (in fact, Arnold can be seen smoking a joint in his 1970s documentary “Pumping Iron”), neither actually advocates for its legalization.  Obama said in 2004 that it should be decriminalized. But at a town hall meeting in March of this year he said he doesn’t believe in making it legal just to make a quick buck. Maybe that has something to do with Vice President Joe Biden and chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, two of the most outspoken anti-marijuana politicians.  Schwarzenegger, on the other hand, seems to be a little more relaxed on the

subject. Although he won’t officially come out and support legalization, he did say in an interview with British Esquire magazine that “marijuana isn’t a drug; it’s a leaf.” Recently, the governor said the topic should be up for debate. He did agree with Obama that it should not be made legal for financial gain. There is a bill in legislature that would legalize marijuana for adults over 21, taxing them $50 an ounce for it. The bill won’t be up for approval until 2010. So cannabis users everywhere, there just might be light at the end of the pipe.


he issue concerning the legalization of marijuana is hot right now, but it is in no way new. If you have ever met a stoner, or found yourself taking a toke every here and there, you know this to be true. Now, with the weed on the chopping block (again), I implore you people out there to vote for legalization. Do not get me wrong: I really do not and never will care about the rights and freedoms of habitual potheads. Every congregation of people, with particular interests, that was ever formed had at least one sprout of opposition to their cause. This keeps things in good balance. Honestly, the

main reason I am going to vote to legalize it is so that the world will be a more interesting place. While chatting with a sticky enthusiast, I realized that all of his stories, quips and orations had to do with a time he got high while in public and got away with it. Then I noticed that this was true for most in love with purple and green. Suddenly, these people became very boring. You never know when you are boring while high, because you are too distracted by self-discovery and microwave burritos. Give our brothers and sisters with fire and paper a renewed existence. Help me think that they are funny again. Legalize it.

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Three Cups of Tea – Islamic lecture Lecture presents



ispelling myths about Islam was the theme of a college Book lecture Oct. 21 in Wargin Hall 112. Kicking off a series of events based on themes developed in the book, Three Cups of Tea, speaker Ryan Falcioni presented a slide show and YouTube video title “What is Islam?” Falcioni began by showing the video to open the dialogue on Islam 101, The basics, What you really need to know. In introducing Falcioni, Deckard Hodge, College Book committee chairman, told the standing room only audience of more than 100 that the lecture was an attempt to “chip away about the ignorance of the religion and culture of Islam.” Falcioni stated that the lecture was meant to “demystify and present a realistic view of Islam.” Falcioni teaches philosophy

and western religion and defined Islam, dispelled any myths and misconceptions about Islam and told the audience that Islam is the fastest growing religion in the United States. “Conversion is on the rise,” ,Falcioni said. “There are now up to 8 million Muslims in America.” Falcioni explained the basic ideology of what Muslims believe in. Rahma Gibani, a Muslim in the audience said he emphasized the “perspective is based on a Muslim perspective.” Three Cups of Tea, written by Greg Mortenson and David Oliver Relin, recalls Mortenson’s attempt to climb K2, the second largest mountain. Upcoming Three cups of Tea events include Readings of survival stories and Three Cups of Tea Thursday, Nov. 12, 12:30–1:50 p.m. Student Activities Lounge.

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hile Venezuela is not necessarily known as a wealthy country, it is a stable one. Now that they have introduced a new project called the Reality Tours Program, the whole country can now breath easy. That was the focus of the lecture by Sergio Gomez on Oct. 21 in Wargin Hall. During the lecture to a full house of about 80 students and teachers, the audience watched a slide show featuring program information. Gomez explained how the government takes full pride in its oil production, which accounts for about 94 percent of the country’s income. But recently the Venezuelan people have something more to cheer about. The government has provided them with the Reality Tour’s Program. This program, run by the country’s military, is designed to give the people free health care, food for the hungry, education, and the blueprint to unify the country. “This Program ultimately represents the Afro-Venezuelans, indigenous people or mestizos, women, working class and the poor,” Gomez said. “Instead of the military fighting, they’re unifying the country running around making sure everyone has gotten a flu shot.” Part of the program is to help families with financial need by handing out government loans in which families receive $500 to spend on agricultural goods such as seeds and tools. This money is to be repaid in one year at a 6 percent interest rate. This “revolution” gives the people of Venezuela a chance to create a sense of unity, equality and power, thereby enriching the country in self pride. Brothers Jason and Kevin Arnold attended the lecture for class credit and found it informative. “I learned a lot of things I thought didn’t exist in a country like that,” Jason Arnold said. Kevin Arnold said, “ I think our nation should have something like this. We should have our military supporting and helping over here instead of being overseas.”.

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Elizabeth Joris, a Zoology major on campus, said that she is not happy with the change. “If they are going to enforce a stricter policy, they need to think long and hard about re-hiring the science and math professors, because as of right now they stink,” Joris said. Hope explained that it was very difficult to make decisions regarding this issue. “It’s a hard balance to keep,” said Hope. Hope did express that though these decisions might not be the most popular, she has the students needs in mind. “We wanted to balance the opportunity for students who were unsuccessful compared to students taking it for the first time.” said Hope. “I encourage students to hang on to classes with all of their might,” she said. “Hang on to that class like grim death.”

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Sports Volleyball dominated in conference Nov. 9, 2009

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he Panthers were beat down by both San Bernardino Valley and Antelope Valley in straight sets on Oct. 30 and Nov. 4. Home court advantage made no difference for the Panthers against Antelope Valley, who dominated the match from start to finish, winning by double digits all three games. Head Coach Larry Chowen was upset with his team’s performance. “The team is unable to accept responsibility, because they are athletically immature,� Chowen said. “They make the same mistakes over and over.� Freshman player Carla Martinez, who led the Panthers on defense with 12 digs, summed up the team’s performance best. “We made the same mistakes we have been making all season,� Martinez said. “We need to get into the game more.� Sophomore player Alejandra Moreno felt the team could have played better. Intimidation seemed to factor into their performance. “We played scared,� Moreno said. Offense was a bare minimum for the Panthers. Freshman player Taylor Crockwell led the way with five kills and two ace serves, while fellow freshmen Lillian Maina and Angel Brandon both had three kills. The offense was set up by freshmen players Nicole Ethridge and Ronni Jernigan. Ethridge had eight assists, while Jernigan had seven. The two losses give the Panthers a 3-5 record in conference and an overall record of 7-19. The Panthers took on conference opponent Rio Hondo College in an away game on Friday, Nov. 6. Check out the Panther athletic page at www. for result. The next home game Panthers will be Monday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. against conference opponent ColFernando Sarabia lege of the Desert.

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oach Cooper had his Panthers pumped up ready to play and it showed with good play on both sides of the ball. The Panthers played very tough defense allowing a goal while the offense scored three times to secure the win at home on Friday, Oct. 30. With the victory, the Panthers are 3-3-2 in conference play. “We played solid for 90 minutes,� Coach Cooper said. The Panthers started the scoring in the first half with a goal. Victor Valley scored a goal early in the second half of play to tie the score at one all. Ernesto Ramos scored mid way through the second half to give the Panthers a 2-1 lead.  Gustavo Marquez scored the final goal late in the second half giving the Panthers a two-goal lead at 3-1. “We have overcome a lot of adversity this year and if we play well next week against Taft, we might make the playoffs,� said defenseman Gustavo Marquez.

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Chaffey football welcomes the Springer show QB leads Panthers in a 34-14 trouncing as they rebound from losing streak


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A.J. Springer throws for one of his three touchdown passes during the 3414 victory over Riverside.

oming off of a four-game losing steak, the Panthers went into Riverside with a mission. On Halloween night, while goblin and ghost imitators were “trunk or treating” all over the Inland Empire, the Panthers were providing the treats to the fans as they fooled the Riverside College “Tigers” with plenty of tricks. Quarterback A.J. Springer accounted for 24 of the Panthers 34 points. He was masterful as he ran the offense to near perfection. “This was my first complete four quarters as a collegian,” Springer said. “It felt great.” Springer rushed for 98 yards on 17 carries with one touchdown, while completing 18 of 31 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns. The Panthers drove the ball 60 yards on their first possession, ending with a Springer 1-yard run. On the next possession Springer led his team on a five-play, 76-yard drive that gave the Panthers a

14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter started with a grueling drive that lasted more than nine minutes. Although it ended in a missed field goal, the long drive kept the Tigers defense on the field, wearing them down.   Springer was not alone in the victory. The defensive unit held Tigers to a total of 96 yards in the air. Riverside’s patience grew thin as their coach tried five different quarterbacks. Maybe all the rotations had something to do with the Panther’s stingy defense, which yielded a miserly 40 yards rushing in the entire game. The second half was much of the same with Springer continuing to display his extraordinary physical superiority, evading tacklers in route to the ultimate goal, the end zone. He accomplished the goal by completing three of five passes on one drive, culminating in running back Jahmal Rover’s 1-yard touchdown run to make the score 21-14. The fourth quarter began with a 75yard drive on 11 plays, capped off with another Rover touchdown run. The PAT made it 28-14 Late in the fourth quarter the Panthers mounted a drive of 80 yards, cumulated with a screen pass to Rover. “I saw daylight and froze for a micro second, and then I did what I do,” Rover said. What Rover did was catch the pass and run though 45-yards of daylight. The extra point failed, leaving the final score 3414. The Panthers finish the season at home against Mt. Sac on Saturday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.

Tailgate party, a Chaffey Homecoming celebration

$50 gift cards and baskets for the best overall, fan favorite, hottest and most original salsas. n Saturday afternoon, At a nearby table, a drawing for the Oct. 24, Chaffey had Blazing Wings Challenge, sponsored its annual tailgate parby the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and ty. Everybody was there: the Bar, produced six cheering and enthuPanther mascot, the basketball siastic contestants, including Chaffey team, the dance team, the clubs, Foundation Board Member Wayne family members. The parking Scaggs, Dan Kelly, Moses Estrada, lot in front of the stadium was nursing major Alexandria Peterson, bright with red tents, balloons Scott Earl and speech pathology maand tables laden with salsa and jor, Breana Musella. The men proved chips. The Ravelers provided a to be the bigger pigs, with first place background of good old fashion going to Dan Kelly, 2nd to Scott Earl rock and roll. and 3rd to Moses Estrada. Kelly won a The fragrances of fajitas, onT-shirt and a gift certificate to Buffalo ions and peppers drew a long Wild Wings and Earl and Estrada also and snaking line of alumnae, won gift certificates. parents and students to a dinner When all appetites had been sated catered by Las Brisas of Chino.  and all dancers at rest, the Chaffey They had provided dinners at Panther showed up to lead a parade several college events, includof fans into Grigsby Field to cheer the ing a recent event on the Chino football team! Campus.  Although the Panther football Despite or perhaps because Julie Cosgrove team was behind at half-time, the voof the small charge of a dollar, cal crowd cheered as the winners of a large crowd gathered around Dan Kelley and Wayne Scaggs chomp heartily during the Blazing Wings Challenge. the salsa contest proved to be a “famseven tables offering chips and Kelley represented the football team and Scaggs the Chaffey Foundation Board. ily affair”: hottest salsa was won by a chance to taste the seven enRoger Layne (Trevor Layne’s Dad), tries to the salsa contest. Others swaying and finger snapping. erning Board member Katie Roberts, Auto most original went to Eva Ramirez gathered around the Blazing Around the perimeter of the action, club Tech instructor Sherm Taylor, Ann Perez (executive assistant) and best overall (and Wings Challenge for the chance to be one of six contestants in a wing eating contest, tables manned by the ASCC, the Child De- of the Admissions and Records office, fan favorite) went to Kathy Plante (Aaron velopment Center. Unity, Together Plus, Foundation Board member Loren Sanchez Plante’s Mom). sure to be spicy, messy and frantic. Also announced at halftime were the The dance team performed and then in- AMan, AWoman, PAGE, the Pre Med and ASCC president James Applewhite all vited people to dance to the lively music, Society, GSA, and the Future Teachers dutifully took notes and carefully entered two most spirited fans:  #2, Monique Reyes and the line dance that formed was topped offered activities,  popcorn, pastries and their judgments of all the salsas. Many, (Danny Reyes’ Mom) and #1, Dietra Edoff when Chaffey Governing Board Mem- treats, some for a donation, some for free! many bottles of water were emptied dur- dies (Jahmal Rover’s Mom). Meanwhile, in the judging booth, Gov- ing their ordeal.  At stake were $100 and A good time was certainly had by all. ber Katie Roberts came down strutting, Julie Cosgrove



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