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Dec. 6, 2010 volume 21. issue 7 chaffeybreeze.com JOSHUA HICKEN
Food for thought students helping students
he word “charity” might evoke images of food banks or homeless shelters, or of the poor gathered in lines, waiting to receive the comforts that many people can get at their leisure. However, charity is taking a less familiar form this season, and in a place much closer to home. The Christian club, “Christians at Chaffey College,” has been hosting its first annual “Extra-Credit Canned-Food Drive” since November. The drive’s goal is simple: collect canned food in classes, then distribute it on campus. The incentives (aside from fuzzy feelings) are also pretty straightforward. Each instructor that participates is expected to provide some appropriate extra credit in return for donations, and the Christian club will award a free lunch or pizza party to the class and instructor that collect the most canned goods. Actually, only one thing makes this canned food drive stand out from the many manifestations of holiday charity — the recipients. At the end of the drive, the donated goods will be distributed to students, without qualification. While the cans are still stocked, they will given out on Dec. 9 in the Wignall Museum patio from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
TOP: The food is picked up, wrapped and taken to be stocked to be given to students at a later time. BOTTOM LEFT: Steven Widmark and Tyler Reed arrange the food in boxes, for the event on Dec. 9. RIGHT: Members Esther Young, Nicaise Ketcha and Eunice Gutierrez of “Christians at Chaffey College” move the cans to the bookstore for storage.
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Campus Crime Watch Nov. 18 – Disruptive Presence– shoeless man wandering campus – Rancho campus, Wargin Hall Nov. 18 – Vehicle Code Violation– Victim struck by vehicle while in crosswalk – Rancho campus, College Drive Nov. 19 – Petty Theft– Wallet taken from unattended duffle bag – Rancho campus, Sports Center Nov. 20 – Unlicensed Driver– Cited and released – Rancho campus, North Parking Lot Nov. 22 – Vandalism– Line scratched on vehicle – Fontana Campus Nov. 22 – Vandalism – Attempt to pry open storage room – Chino Campus Nov. 29 – Vandalism – Graffiti – Rancho campus, Vocational & Student Support Nov. 30 – Vandalism – Graffiti – Rancho campus, Center for the Arts Nov. 30 – Vehicle Tampering – Vehicle Keyed – Fontana Campus Dec. 1 – Vehicle Tampering – Metal post wedged under truck – Rancho campus, Stadium Parking
*The complete Crime Log can be viewed at the Campus Police Department
Public relations photography students venture out as a class to photograph the Theatre Club in a Jerry Springer-like performance on Nov. 5. Transit Center Dedication Omnitrans and campus invites students, staff, and faculty to a dedication ceremony of the Chaffey College Transit Center on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus. The ceremony will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m. Come and enjoy the free food and giveaways while supplies last. Eleventh Annual Report To The Community The Chaffey College Governing Board will hold its 11th Annual Report to the Community luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at the Radisson Hotel Ontario Airport. For more information on attending the event call the Chaffey College Foundation at (909) 6526545. Panther Express Now Open The Panther Express convenience store is west of Health Science and south of Wargin Hall. The Panther Express offers a wide assortment of beverages, lunch items, breakfast items, snacks, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf products, ice cream, test forms, school supplies, health and beauty aids and nursing supplies. The store is open Monday through Thursday from 6:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Requests and suggestions are always welcome. A dedication/grand opening ceremony will be held on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to stop by.
Fall Recital Campus music students will perform in an informal setting at the fall recital on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 p.m. The free performance will be held in CAE 101. Food Distribution Christians at Chaffey and Divine Favor will be distributing bags of canned food to students in need, Thursday Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Wignall patio. One bag per student while supplies last. Food was collected on the Chaffey campuses and donated by students, faculty and staff. If you know someone in need, let them know. Annual Winter Choral And Instrumental Concerts The campus music department will host its annual holiday concerts Friday, Dec. 10 (Instrumental) and Saturday, Dec. 11 (Choral). Both concerts will feature holiday music and are held in the theatre. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased the night of the concert. Final Exams Final exams will be held on Saturday, Dec. 11 to Friday, Dec. 17. For the exam schedule, refer to page 178 of the Schedule of Classes, or visit the campus website at http://www.chaffey.edu/schedule/sched_ f10_exam.pdf.
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Winter Recess – College Closed All campuses will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 2 for Winter Recess. Registration is not available during this time. All offices reopen on Monday, Jan. 3. Spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 18. Book Grants Book grant applications are available the first week of the semester. Spring 2011 Book Grant applications will be accepted Monday, Jan. 10 to Friday, Jan. 21 at Student Activities. Students must have a zero balance with the college and have paid the College Service Fee. Grants are sponsored by ASCC and funded by the College Service Fee. Study strategies workshop To help students prepare for finals, the Chino Multidisciplinary Success Center is offering the Study Strategies for Finals workshop Monday, Dec. 6 through Thursday, Dec. 9. This workshop will cover study strategies, time management and test-taking tips to help students survive finals week. All currently-enrolled students are welcome to attend. Seating is limited so early sign-ups are recommended. For times or other information call Chino Success Center at (909) 652-8150. College & University Reps On Campus Many university representatives will be on the campus this month. For a complete calendar, visit www.chaffey.edu/transfer or stop into the Transfer Center office on any of the three campuses.
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Lukas Nelson concert draws in a crowd
Lead vocalist and guitarist Lukas Nelson (left) and base guitarist Merlyn Kelly (right) of Promise of the Real perform during benefit concert Nov. 19. AMBER YASIN
he Lukas Nelson concert was held on Nov. 19 in the Chaffey Theater. It was an event to raise money for student scholarships. “It’s a benefit concert that supports students,” said Dr. Henry Shannon, college president. “This is a great way to raise funds.” The gross proceeds from the concert was $5,016, which distributed to the band and other expenses. The balance of $1,816 was given to the Success Center Scholarship Fund. Two hundred and fifty-nine tickets were sold, making it a full house. The show was opened by the band The Reflectors, which was introduced by Laura Hope, dean of the School of Instructional Support, as (in the band’s words), performers of “bearded, shoeless, psychedelic rock.” Logan Metz, member of the band, was
pleased with the crowd and support for the event. “They were attentive and appreciative, and they clapped at the same time,” he said. “It was lovely.” The audience was delighted to see Lukas Nelson’s band, Promise of the Real, which played for well over an hour. The band was invited to play at Chaffey by Hope, and it marks the first time the college has hosted a rock concert. The band formed a year ago in January 2009. “Lukas and I met at a Neil Young show,” Anthony LoGerfo, drum player, said. “Lucas had to let go of few commitments, like school.” The band was influenced by many different artists, such as Neil Young, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, “any kind of good music….we like African, Latin and Electronica,” LoGerfo said. Main singer Lukas Nelson, who is the
son of the well-known singer/songwriter Willie Nelson, said that he has always loved his father’s music. He went on to reminisce about the role his father played in the development of his musical interests, saying that when he was 11 years old he asked his father what he wanted for his birthday. “My father wanted me to learn how to play the guitar, and I’ve been playing it since then,” he said. The band members certainly do not have difficulty keeping themselves motivated to perform when traveling so frequently from venue to venue. “If you like it, you can do it,” Cory McCormick, bass player, said. “It’s like going to camp; you never wanna go home.” Lucas added, “It’s gonna be a lot better since we got this RV.” He then pointed to the right side of the room, and continued, “I love sleeping in those bunks.” He then proudly acknowledged, “This is our first
official Lukas Nelson and the Promise of the Real RV.” The show concluded with an interesting bit of showmanship from the lead singer, as he proceeded to play his guitar with his teeth. In addition, his brother, Micah Nelson, displayed his attempts at interpretative art, as he had been stationed at the corner of the stage, painting throughout the show. The painting that resulted appeared to be an abstract interpretation of a human figure, painted in dull earthy tones. The concert was much-appreciated by all, to the extent that even non-Chaffey students were drawn in. “They were amazing, they were epic, I admire them so much,” said Maeve Riley, Los Osos High school student. The audience was vocal throughout the show, responding enthusiastically to the musicians, and their appreciation was made obvious by the seemingly never-ending applause that concluded the evening.
tation where students with disabilities may qualify for test accommodations which could include such things as extended time on the test, alternative test formats, reading assistance, and writing assistance. They also offer Alternative Media. This is instruction-related material that is converted from its original state so it is accessible by students with disabilities. This may include Braille, ASCII text, large print, recorded audio, electronic text formats and video captioning. To be eligible for the services, the individual must be verified by a physician, and agree to the program’s rules and standards. Jason Shneck works as an Alternate Media Accessibility Coordinator. He coordinates all media usage and assistance. The programs came about after the American Disability Act, and it is funded mainly by state and federal grants. According to Shneck, DPS has been
economically affected by the economy. His position as Alternate Media Accessibility Coordinator is originally a full-time position, but now it is a part-time position. Shneck hopes funding will come back, and they will be able to expand their services again. Many students do not know of the qualifications to be part of DPS yet could benefit from the program. Shneck said that one student, who struggled academically due to his temporary disability, was not aware of DPS. One of his instructors recommended the program and was amazed at the many services it had to offer. DPS helped the student with trams services, which offered him transportation in the campus because he was not able to carry his books on his own due to his broken arm. Also, they offered him note-taking services and test accommodation facilities,
which helped him to succeed in school. The bottom line is that DPS allows students an equal opportunity to the same quality education as any other student. “Yes, I love my job here,” Shneck said. Staff members are friendly people who seem to truly enjoy their job. “It is a challenging work environment,” Shneck said. “I am learning constantly, and the people who I am working with are enjoyable to be around.” Chaffey DPS is a community where staff and students can come together to form friendships and where a person can always find at least one helpful hand. “I’ve been in DPS since spring of 2006,” said Sarah M. “They are wonderful and helpful people who are helping me achieve my goals for me to graduate.” DPS is located next to the Student Activities Center. For more information about the program, call (909)652-6379.
DPS offers a helping hand to students in need
haffy College DPS serves about 1,000 students with permanent or temporary disabilities, providing them with skills and services that can help them further their education and receive a college degree. The goal of Disability Programs and Services is to intervene when a developmental, learning, physical, or psychological limitation interferes with the educational process provided by the college. DPS is open for eligible students Mondays and Wednesdays, from 7:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Experienced counselors are available to reach and accommodate the needs of the students. DPS provides Instructional Services such as sign language interpreter service, priority registration, test taking facili-
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Students take in the business of acting ERICA SMITH
uture thespians consumed information in hopes that it could lead them to their big break at a Nov. 30 lecture on campus. Assistant Professor Christa Havenhill El-Said presented students on the do’s and don’ts of the film and theater business. Having a well written resume and an agent will be beneficial in boosting your career as an actor. “I feel like it motivated me to get into an acting career,” Anum Iqbal, biology said. El-Said listed actor/auditions websites such as www.sag.org, www.actorsequity. org, www.backstackstage.com . “Theses websites will help find good agents and I know where to start off,” Iqbal said. S.A.G (Screen Actors Guild), which is the acting union for professional actors, offers addresses and contact information of agencies and casting directors. S.A.G requires a $2,277 intiation fee. Central Casting is the agency for back-
ground work. Actors can work as a Hollywood film or TV extras. Candlelight Pavilion Dinner is a dinner theater in Claremont. This theater has many musicals where actors work six shows a week on Thursday through Sunday. Lewis Family Playhouse is located in Victoria Gardens, actors have to pay a performance fee. Chaffey theater hosts auditions for upcoming plays and dance shows. Actors and actresses may also buy scripts, biographies, and sheet music from Samuel French Book store located in Hollywood. L.A. casting is an online casting network. Actors and actresses can put their resumes and upload head shots for a fee of $79.95 for six months. It is also important to have updated head shots. Patti Basurto Photography offers headshots and has a headshot special — 10 images on a CD, up to three looks for $50 — that runs through January. For more information about Patti Basurto Productions go to www.basurto. smugmug.com .
Christa Havenhill El-Said, gives thoughtful insights on a career in acting.
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Catlali Tenorio and Luis Alex Rodgriguez perform “The Universal Language” from David Ives play All in the Timing, which was performed on campus last spring.
Eating disorders continue to affect American males, too VIRGINIA LUCERO
ating disorders have become prevalent in the United States. According to statistics it is estimated that eight million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men. An eating disorder is defined by extremes in eating behavior such as severe reduction in food intake, overeating, or distress or concern about body weight or shape. Most of the information in the media about eating disorders is directed toward females but males are usually overlooked. Even after losing 70 pounds Mike Cooper, music major, found it difficult to acknowledge the loss. “I still feel huge,” said Cooper. “It’s a
body image thing.” For Cooper, divorce and unemployment were part of the dynamics that influenced his turnaround and his desire to lose weight. “Actually what happened is somebody cared for me unexpectedly, and that person made me appreciate life again.” In Cooper’s case he feels is was a selfhate thing. “It’s not suicide; it’s not death,” said Cooper. “You manifest death in small ways such as overeating, destructive patterns in relationships and absence of self-care.” An estimated 10 to 15 percent of people with eating disorders are males. Male celebrities who have suffered with an eating disorder include Elton John and Daniel Johns. Through the late 1980’s Elton John con-
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fessed that he suffered with bulimia. Bulimia Nervosa is characterized by a cycle of binging and self-induced vomiting. In a 2004 interview on ABC, Johns talked about his struggle with anorexia. Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by selfstarvation and excessive weight loss. Both of these disorders are life threatening. Nearly half of all Americans personally know someone with an eating disorder. “There are a lot of guys with body issues,” said Cooper. “We are not allowed to talk about it…we’re not allowed to have feelings.” Cooper’s future plan is to teach music. He plans to earn a master’s degree and possibly a Ph.D. in music education. Students can receive health and diet information at the Student Health Services Center in the AD building.
Mike Copper poses as he discusses his view on eating disorders
Success centers prepare students for finals DONNA DAVIS
inals are coming up the week of Dec. 11-17. The math and writing centers are there to help students with tutoring or getting caught up with their homework. The Student Success Center provides free tutoring study groups. The center also
has learning activities that help students succeed in their classes. Workshops are available for extra credit for all math and science classes. The students must bring their ID when they use the centers. Karvita Verma is working as the lab apprentice at the front desk in the math center. The instructors of the math success cen-
ters are Jeff Brower and Leonard Crow. The hours of operation for the math success center is Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The disability program has special hours for its students. They can meet Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The writing center is also open to help students. The instructor of the Writing
Center is Robert Rundquist. The hours for the writing center are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. To confirm a spot for the workshops or study groups offered the writing center call to make an appointment. These centers offer students an excellent way to help with all their courses, especially during finals week.
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he Winter Student Exhibition was on display at Wignall Museum from Nov. 29 through Dec. 4. The winners from the Winter Photo Show along with other entries were on display for all to enjoy. Sculptures, paintings and photographs in the museum reflected the diverse inspiration and creativity of students.
“It’s a good sampling of what’s going on in all the classes,”
Roman Stollenwerk, assistant curator said. “If people are curious about other classes, it is a good show to come and see. ”The artist’s reception on Dec. 1 had food and music.
“Some of it was cool, but some of it was really random,” Allie Rhoades,
child development major, said. “Like there was a picture of a bike and I would ride a bike. I wouldn’t take a picture of one.”
LEFT: One of many beautiful pieces offered at the Holiday Sale, a fundraiser for the Ceramics Club. TOP: Georgina Vidal examines a mixed media piece, taking notes for an English class assignment.
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Spanish instructor Mercedes Limon looks around the exhibit that showcases different artworks from students.
TOP: Hebby Galley and her daughter Charlene, posing by the piece created by Charlene and Rebecca Ustrell. RIGHT: Third year student Jennifer Chatman created “Joe” with a head mask, lace and latex costume and a dressy top hat to wear to the Opening Reception of the Student Exhibition and the Student Photography Show at the Wignall. Although “Joe” looks much like a team mascot, the costume actually represents a blow-up doll, “Cause you don’t see blow up dolls running around,” Jennifer said. “Joe” could be seen thoroughly enjoying the photography, art and the digital videos.
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Preparing for finals the right way of water. Make sure to stay away from fatty, heavy foods that will leave you he end of the semester can be a feeling sleepy and sluggish. Processed stressful time for most students. sugars and caffeine can make it more Finals are fast approaching and now difficult to concentrate or think clearly. is the time to panic. Luckily the success However, if you normally drink coffee in centers are here to help. Do not wait until the morning, do not skip the day of a test the last minute to cram a semesters worth because your body now depends on it. of information into a defenseless brain. Creel suggested forming study groups “When you try to study one or two days with other serious students in your class before the test, the material gets stored in and to make studying fun. your short-term memory which is really “I came up with a game like 20 unreliable,” Greg Creel, instructional questions and everyone would find specialist of the Rancho Multidisciplinary questions that we thought would be on the test,” Creel said. “Then our group would Center said. Start studying now. Talk to your teachers meet and whoever could stump the most to find out what kind of questions are going people with the toughest questions won a to be on the test and to clarify information free lunch paid for by the other members that you do not understand. If you still of the group.” Games like these are effective tools for need more help, the success centers offer studying because the most you stand to free tutoring in all subjects. “Make sure to get enough sleep the night lose is a dollar or two or you win a free before your tests. It’s tempting to pull an lunch paid for by your peers. all-nighter, I’ve done it, but it’s not a good The success centers have a variety idea,” Creel said. “Think of your brain like of workshops scheduled including testan athlete’s body. An athlete would not taking anxiety and test-taking skills. stay up all night training the night before Workshop schedules are available online. Make appointments one week in advance they run a marathon.” Eat smart foods. Good nutrition is to guarantee a seat. Do not procrastinate. vitally important to the brain. Fresh fruits The success centers will be closed the and vegetables are good along with plenty week of finals. Sara Goding
Sucessful women in both math & science Karen York & Jennifer Smith
elebrating Women in Mathematics and Science Conference was a class act event. The Nov. 19 event at the Chaffey College Chino Community Building drew more than 130 female students from local high schools and Chaffey. Students learned from professional women about the possibilities of current and future careers with a key emphasis in math and science. This event was made possible by the Chaffey College CTE Community Collaborative project, County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, the City of Chino, UC Riverside ALPHA Center, and the Alliance for Education. The event began with welcome remarks from Dr. Terry Giugni, Dean of the Chino campus and Dr. Gary Thomas, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Pamela Clute, Executive Director of the UC Riverside ALPHA Center, gave the keynote address. Dr. Clute’s message connected mathematics and science to everyday life and encouraged students to pursue careers in STEM. The event featured interactive workshops presented by female professionals in careers such as federal law enforcement, NASA/JPL, crime scene investigations, physics, veterinary science, and engineering. Students enjoyed hands-on activities
in each workshop. Sandra Kaszynski, an aerospace educational specialist for NASA/JPL Education Resource Center, gave a workshop where participants were put into teams to simulate an approximate $9 billion project called Mars Bound. The teams used a game-board and cards with images of the various equipment needed to plan a successful mission to Mars. The game emphasized the importance of teamwork, which was Kaszynski’s main goal she wanted the students to grasp. Federal agents specializing in terrorism brought debris from staged explosions; federal safety agents showed the tools they use daily; engineers brought dry spaghetti and marshmallows for students to build a “house” using engineering principles; CSI presenters taped off a corner of the classroom to form a mock crime scene; NASA/JPL brought video of the Mars Rover and a “build-your-own-rocket” game; students used computers to do interactive physics lessons; and students studied the anatomy of a monkey’s head in the animal science workshop. Kaszynski’s passion for teaching was evident from her workshop presentation to her participation in the panel discussion in which she shared the fact that her dream career was to work for NASA. The day concluded with a panel discussion from female professionals and female college students on how they chose a career related to science and mathematics. They shared their personal journeys that brought them to their careers.
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chaffeybreeze.com | Dec. 6, 2010 -This week the Supreme Court heard arguments concerning overcrowding in California’s prisons. What’s your take on that? Definitely we’re overcrowded. When a prison is designed, it might be built to house one prisoner per cell, but to increase the usability you place two inmates in a cell. Technically, a prison designed to house 1,000 inmates can comfortably house 2,000 inmates.
Joshua Hicken This week we talk to Aref Fakhoury, Chaffey alumnus and Warden of the Chino prison, about his newfound membership on the Foundation Board, and overcrowding in California’s prisons. - What is the Foundation Board about? In short, it’s for the students. To provide fundraisers and scholarships for students, and we seek support of businesses to donate money, and create scholarships. - How did you begin combining education with your work with prisoners? I started at the Norco prison in 1982, then eventually came to Chino and started work as a correctional counselor — basically a non-uniform peace officer working with inmates.
The question of overcrowding becomes valid when you have a prison like Chino prison, designed to house one inmate per bunk and one inmate per cell. Then you have a gymnasium, a game room, and a dining hall. The dining hall provides feeding for say 3,000 inmates. Well, now that we’ve doubled the inmates…the same dining hall has to provide feeding for 6,000. You cannot feed them faster, so you have to feed them for twice as long. So overcrowding interferes with services that we provide. It’s alleged that certain inmates aren’t
getting the care that they’re getting. I have disagreement with the plaintiffs’ argument in this. I’ve personally found that I’m not getting the standard of care we’re providing in the prison. We work within a budget, but people were not denied major treatment. -What relationship do educational programs have to the prison population? When people in the community commit crimes and go to prison, it usually does not happen among highly educated people, among good families. So when they come to prison, the goal is to provide them with education, vocational training, and guidance, so that they go back to the community in better shape. We focus so much on correcting people in prison, but we need to start while they’re in kindergarten. Once people get in trouble and come to prison, everyone wants to help them. I think we need to focus more on education and get people as involved then in the community, and in schools. This could
prevent people from getting in trouble in the first place. -Once people are incarcerated, does education help recidivism? Every little thing helps... but as a citizen, I’d like to make sure we provide for children so that they don’t go to prison. -Is that why you focus on programs that let the prison benefit the community? Yes. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s too late for people who are in prison now. If we focus on younger generations, eventually those in prison will give up or die young. Then if we prevent younger [people] from going to prison... [the overcrowding] would correct itself. I’m not here to tell you prisons are the best thing on earth. We should do the best to keep people out of prison. -Is that something that the Foundation could help you do? Absolutely.
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Everyone in prison must be in an education program or work. But outside [the prison] children ditch or drop out of school, through lack of support or guidance. So we have a group called PRIDE, prisoners reaching independent decision to educate. They do fundraisers, and part of each provides something to the prisoners, but another part goes to benefit a school. - So the prisoners are helping raise funds for students who aren’t even at the prison? Yes. They’re students in the community. We have several of those [types] of programs, which give inmates a chance to give something back to the community... and sometimes even benefit their own children. - I always think of programs as helping prisoners, but almost everything you’re describing involves the prison benefiting the community. The public sometimes looks at the Department of Corrections as a public entity that just spends money, but there are so many benefits in the prison that people don’t get to see. We have at least thirty camps statewide that [allow inmates to] provide firefighting support and flood control. In most fires, you’ll find inmates, correctional officers, supervisory personnel and firefighters working together. -How did you begin working in corrections? I had planned to go to law school, but then I lost my mom, lost my dad, and was the oldest at home. My sister had started going to CalPoly by the time my dad passed away, and I wanted to make sure she got a degree, so I went to work. I went to work for corrections by chance. I was training people for a security business, and people working for me were going into corrections and encouraging me to go. ...I thought “Oh, three weeks in the academy I’ll just try it,” and the satisfaction I found in it was in correctional counseling.
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chaffeybreeze.com | Dec. 6, 2010
Black Swan a visual thrill-ride Josh L’heureux
irector Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler) has teamed up with Fox Searchlight Pictures to create an epic portrayal of ballet keeping the audience on the tips of their toes in Black Swan. The film is based on the character of the Black Swan in the ballet Swan Lake but is focused on the psychological troubles of the ballet’s star Nina (Natalie Portman) Rather than depict the ballet as a smooth performance, Darren Aronofsky has taken an extremely passive art form and transformed it into the nightmarish depiction of her role as the Swan Queen as she stands in opposition of the new ballerina in the play Lily (Mila Kunis). Not only does the film break ground on the portrayal of the lives of ballerinas; it is a stark thriller playing with sight and sound pushing and pulling every emotional heartstring of the audience. In accordance with the personification of the Black Swan, Nina travels through a transformation that is not only a metaphysical perspective but also a sexual, personal, and developmental one as well. The film opened Dec. 3 with a limited release only screening the film in Hollywood in Southern California. The film will open in wider release in another week or two, as the demand is needed. I highly recommend that everyone see this film, while remembering that this is rated R for a very strong reason.
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chaffeybreeze.com | Dec. 6, 2010
Rancho has soul Steve bovi
unger should be one of the last thing on minds of students during finals. Studies tell us that we should eat smart. With our mind at ease, we can perform to the best of our abilities. We need food for the soul. Chef Tim’s with Spices is here to provide. The name should sound familiar if you have attended Chaffey’s stupendous food vendor service. Chef Tim’s with Spices served burger combos with fries and a soda. They were decidedly delicious. The story does not change off campus. When you need smoked ribs that fall
off the bone or cornbread that is actually moist, owner and chef Tim Hanson has your back. When you want a burger made by somebody who actually cares about quality over mass quantity, Hanson is there to provide. Hanson has made a life choice to provide comfort and well-being for those in his community. This is an easy concept to get behind, especially these days. Chef Tim’s with Spices has items on their menu that are wonderful for this time of year. Their barbeque beans and pulled pork sandwiches are perfect for eating yourself into a food coma. The macaroni and cheese and twice baked potatoes make
any meal into a feast fit for a hungry student about to undergo a heaping helping of studying. The favorite dishes of the Breeze staff are the Basa fish with homemade tartar sauce, and Panther Fries. Panther fries are basically steak fries covered with pulled pork, cheese and green onions. These are worthy to carry the name of our school, and some say the other way around. Great food with great atmosphere. The Breeze selects Chef Tim’s with Spices as our official choice of food for finals. Go there. Now.
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Bittersweet ending for soccer Greg Woodson
t was a tough ending to the men and women soccer season as both teams lost their first-round regional playoff game. The men’s team lost a tough match to Cerritos 1-0 on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Cerritos College. The Panthers ended the season with an overall record of 10-9-2 and a conference record of 6-2-0. The men finished first place in the Foothill Conference this season, and head coach Ben Cooper was named the 2010 men’s conference coach of the year. Danny Nunez led the Panthers in scoring and total points this season with Steven Ritchie not far behind. Overall the men played their hearts out all season. The women’s soccer team also lost its first-round regional playoff game against Santiago Canyon, 2-0, on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Santiago College. Although the Lady Panther’s season unfortunately came to an end, the women had a great season with an overall record of 14-5-3 and 8-3-1 in Conference play. Yvette Salas led the team in goals scored and total points. The Lady Panther’s head coach Grace Cutrona was also named the 2010 Foothill Conference coach of the year. julie cosgrove
Chris Ward is among the four members of the men’s water polo team named to the all-conference team.
Athletes take all-conference awards Julie Cosgrove
s the fall season draws to a close, many Chaffey athletes found themselves honored as members of All Conference Teams. As of this date, students from the men and women water polo teams, volleyball and football teams have been honored for their play this season.
Coach Ben Cooper
he Panthers fought hard but in the end could not overcome a Moorpark fourth quarter surge that ultimately decided the outcome of the Western State Bowl on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Chaffey College. The Moorpark Raiders scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, including a last-minute touchdown scoring drive, and edged the Panthers 21-14 in what was a tough defensive battle for the most part. With the score tied at 14 late in the game, Moorpark’s Dominick Markham streaked down the sideline and scored on a 58-yard touchdown pass, which he bobbled for nearly 10 yards before entering the end zone, to give the Raiders a 21-14 lead
Moreno, Alysa Hill and Kristine Kolber. All were named to the 2010 All Foothill Conference Team. At the close of the football season, Brandon Caldwell, Joseph Carter, Jeff Ginolfi, Gerald Hines, Dallas Kelley, Trevor Lane, Judah Linden, Erin Madden, Colin Munro, John Patrick and Daimion Stafford, were named to the 2010 All-Conference Team.
Two late TDs lead to Panther demise in Western State Bowl Greg Woodson
Coach Grace Cutrona
Sophomore Ashley Borrego of the womens water polo team has been recognized as Player of the Year in the South Coast Conference. From the men’s water polo team, Adam Oakes, Todd Johnson, Chris Ward and Jared Shurkman were named to the South Coast All-Conference Team. Volleyball team stand-outs included Breanne Todd, Nicole Etheridge, Marelino
with 38 seconds to go in the game. The touchdown capped a seven play, 89-yard drive that sent the Panthers home runners up instead of bowl champions. For the Panthers, the game started of well as Erin Madden scored on a 1-yard touchdown run that put the Panthers on the scoreboard first at the 7:26 mark of the first quarter. Madden rushed for 50 yards on nine carries and scored one touchdown. After consecutive defensive stops by both teams, Moorpark answered with a touchdown of its own when quarterback Zach Shultis connected with wide receiver Lawrence Garcia on a 25-yard pass with 1:00 minute left in the second quarter. The two teams went into halftime with the score tied at 14, setting up what would be a dramatic second half of football.
Chaffey struck first in the second half, scoring on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Charles King to De’Shawn Beck that put the Panthers up 14-7 with 6:09 left in the third quarter. Beck had three receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown. Chaffey’s defense, which gave a strong effort throughout the night, held the Raiders scoreless in the third quarter but gave up two crucial touchdowns in the fourth quarter that proved to be the deciding factor. The Panthers rushed for a total of 195 yards on 47 attempts and passed for a total of 151 yards on 12-34 passing. Dallas Kelly led Chaffey’s defense with seven total tackles and one forced fumble. Chaffey finished the season with an overall record of 6-5 and 3-2 in conference.
Published on Dec 6, 2010