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Haiti:Help in a time of devastating need
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ANGELICA DAVALOS
he FBI is cautioning Americans who want to donate to Haiti relief funds to be careful. If past tragedies are any indication, not all of them are legitimate. By now all have witnessed the tragic 7.0 earthquake that devastated the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 12. The news reports are similar to what the world saw when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans a few years ago. As the bodies are being removed from the rubble and the people are living in tents and on the street, one can only imagine what it will take to bring Haiti back to a normal state — and at what cost. Humanitarian efforts from throughout the world have emerged onto the island. For those who plan to give to relief efforts
to aid quake-ravaged Haiti here’s a partial list of organizations. Local Donations Sports Chalet - All 55 of stores are now accepting gently worn men’s, women’s and kids shoes until Sunday, Jan. 31. All the shoes collected will be sent directly to Soles4Souls for distribution to the Haitian people. Text Donations To make an automatic $10 donation to the Red Cross, text “HAITI” to 90999; the money will be charged directly to your cell phone bill. To donate $5 via your cellphone to Wyclef Jean’s grass-roots organization: text “Yele” to 501501. You can text HAITI to 25383 to give $5 to the International Rescue Committee.
Clinton Bush Haiti Fund To contribute, visit the secure online donation page at clintonbushhaitifund.org. Organizations That Offer Aid to Haiti: • American Red Cross: Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation’s premier emergency response organization. • Habitat for Humanity: A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. • Salvation Army: an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination • UNICEF: UNICEF is mandated by
the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. • World Vision: World Vision helps transform the lives of the world’s poorest children and families in nearly 100 countries, including the United States. Their non-profit work extends assistance to all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, gender, race, or ethnic background. • Yele Haiti: Yéle Haiti is a Wyclef Jean’s grass-roots movement that builds global awareness for Haiti while helping to transform the country through programs in education, sports, the arts and environment. For more information on what other organizations are doing to help Haiti visit www.chaffeybreeze.com.
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Emily Dickinson live on campus ASCC, the Spanish Department and the Spanish Club will present Emily Dickinson at the campus theater. The play has been translated into English and the one performance is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Admission is free and tickets will be distributed at the box office one hour before the event. A question and answer session will be held at the end of the play with Dr. Wendy Martin. Student Activities celebrates its 15-year partnership with local elementary schools Student Activities is asking campus students, staff and faculty to help make a difference in the community by donating a new book to Kingsley Elementary. The event will only be successful if people donate generously. Student Activities has set a goal of 650 new children books for grades 1-6. Anyone wishing to donate can drop off books at the Student Activities office in Campus Center East. The deadline for donations is Thursday, Feb. 25 at 5 p.m. For more information call 652-6591. Caregivers needed San Bernardino County In-Home Support Services is in need of caregivers. The following regions need assistance: Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino, Victorville, Yucca Valley and Barstow. Starting pay is $9.25 per hour. To qualify, one must speak English (read and write), have six months’ experience and one professional and two personal referrals. For more information or to make an appointment call 1-866-985-6322.
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Front page photos by Justin Kenward. Launch party for magazine The Chaffey Review staff will present its latest magazine at the Wignall Museum on Monday, Jan. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. The magazine includes stories and poems from alumni and students. Refreshments will be available during the viewing. On display at the museum The Wignall Museum/Gallery will present three concurrent exhibits beginning Monday, Jan. 25 and running through Saturday, March 6. Curated by Roman Stollenwerk, Haute — meaning high-class, high-toned, elevated, upper, luxury, fancy, designer — will feature the work of Kevin Appel, Kate Bingaman-Burt, Delia Brown, Chris Christion, Nicole Cohen, Bart Expositio, Anton Henning, Jim Isermann, Eamon O’Kane, Melanie Pullen and Ami Tallman. Also in the museum will be work by Suzanne Erickson and Bari Ziperstein. An artists’ reception will be held Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. Denim Fashion Show The Chaffey Fashion Design and Merchandising Program will present its second Deconstructing Denim Fashion show on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The show is intended to demonstrate the versatility of denim and to highlight the roles it has played in California’s history. Denim is known as the ultimate “green” fabric and is able to be recycled easily. Anyone wanting to help with the show can donate denim or assist with sets, wardrobe, makeup or hair. To help, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 17th Annual scholarship program A total of $150,000 in scholarships will be awarded to students by ASCC and Student Activities. With 29 different scholarships (at a maximum of $2,000), students are encouraged to apply. Pick up an application in Student Activities between Monday, Feb. 1 and Wednesday. March 24. All applications must be typed and minimum requirements must be fulfilled. Students may not apply for any scholarships that they have received in any previous year. Success Center workshops The Writing Success Center will hold workshops to help students learn how to proofread an essay, avoid common mistakes and write a polished application. The first workshop is scheduled on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Other workshops will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 11 a.m. to noon and FRiday, Feb. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended. To sign up or for more information, visit or call the main campus Writing Center at 909-652-6820. Students must show their Chaffey ID card to participate.
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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. Jan. 26 Univ. of Redlands main quad 11 a.m. noon National Univ. 10 a.m. - noon Cal State San Bernardino 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Jan. 27 Univ. of LaVerne 10 a.m. - noon Univ. of Redlands at Fontana 11 a.m - 1 p.m. Brandman Univ. main quad 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Azusa Pacific 10 a.m. - noon Jan. 28 Cal State Los Angeles 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. UC Riverside 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The transfer center offers a varity of university trips. Students mus sign up for each trip prior to the activity date. Feb. 19 UC Riverside - Leaving Chaffey at 7:45 a.m. Departing UCR at 1 p.m. For more information on any event or to sign up contact the center at 652- 6233 or visit their web site at www.chaffey.edu/transfer22. For more Calendar events, news briefs and stories visit The Breeze web site at www.chaffeybreeze.com.
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Local farmer markets Support the local community and shop at a farmer’s market. Farmer markets are located throughout the I.E., and several are located close to the college. Upland’s market begins in March and runs every Thursday through early December. Market times are 5 to 9 p.m. Details at www. historicdowntownupland.com. Claremont has two market days. Friday market is held in the packing house from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, it is held in old downtown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details at www.farmernet.com. Redland’s market is on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in the downtown area. Details at www.redlandsmarketnight.com. Riverside’s market is on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the old Sears parkling lot. Details at www.riversidecfm.com. Ontario’s market is everyday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is located at 1701 S. Mountain Ave. DAVID ARREDONDO
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Gym in a fix
tudents taking physical education elective classes and team athletes will lose access to the locker rooms and gym facility at the end of January. With nowhere to change, students will need to come to class dressed and — until portable bathrooms are available — “go” elsewhere on campus. The range of inconvenience varies among students depending on their needs but at the least includes no showers, equipment storage or primping. Some students have decided to drop
Gym shows plenty of wear.
their PE activity class or have altered their plans. The renovations are underway until next December when the gym will reopen for complete use. “I wanted to take swimming again next semester, but I won’t now,” said Rebecca, a pre-law student currently enrolled in a swimming activity class. While rough for some students, Athletics Director Carl Beach appeared optimistic despite his relocation to Vocational & Student Support, room 100. “We’re used to activity and movement, and it’s not too bad,” he said, adding it is “a bit of a trek.” Beach and other staff members have made major adjustments to accommodate the process by revamping training routines and arranging swim and track meets at away sites. “I’ve had to totally rethink everything,” said instructor Cheryl A. Kindred, responding to the changes she has made to her classes. “I have new exercises that are creative, out of the box. It’ll be nice, totally worth it.” Frank Pinkerton, interim dean of PE/ Athletics and Social and Behavioral Sciences, has worked tirelessly to make the dislocation feasible by arranging swing space. Thanks to those efforts, football and baseball players will have access to portable locker rooms in parking lot 124 to store equipment. “Frank has done a marvelous job with our transition,” Beach said. “He made our displacement as painless as possible by
Construction causes inconvenience to athletes. taking control, but also working with us.” Pinkerton coordinated all of the athletic department’s relocation to the VSS and Theatre Arts buildings. The renovations will reconfigure and modernize the space to better accommodate students. The gym has not been significantly updated since its construction, and the classroom space is inadequate for PE lecture classes. The relocation of all PE activities has been challenging, but with some extra planning and flexibility, the transition is possible. “We have done our best to accommodate the students with what we have available,” Pinkerton said. The new gym should be open in the coming weeks but is unequipped with lockers or showers for the PE activity classes.
College aid legislation in works STEVE BOVI
ll those who make the drive to a community college have had a difficult time wandering into the fiscal unknown. With problems growing for students and staff, new legislation is being discussed to improve quality of education. While in session on Dec. 2, 2009, John B. Larson, (D-Conn.), introduced a bill, H.R. 4196, to the House of Representatives. Many believe it has potential to create jobs and stability in community colleges throughout the country. The H.R. 4196, known as the “Commu-
ILLUSTRATION BY APRIL KIBBE
nity College Emergency Stabilization Act,” would give $750 million in aid for schools. A portion of the aid, $50 million, will be used for career and technical colleges. The grant amount awarded to each school will be based on the total number of students enrolled at the college. Another deciding factor is the number of students enrolled at the college relative to the preceding academic year. To receive a grant, a community college only needs to submit an application containing the previous enrollment. Congress found that since Oct. 2007 the rate of unemployment has increased from 4.8 percent to 10.2 percent. This includes
Area is blocked for construction.
jobs for teachers and other staff. There are roughly 1,200 community colleges in the United States, with over 11.7 million students. The hope is to create sufficient staff capable to carry that kind of workload, and to provide more jobs. For more information, visit
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BEEN BETTER: DEATH BY SIXPACK
Battles for savings brings benefits
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s students get settled in for the spring semester, trying to add classes and keep up with assignments, textbook prices can be a big hurdle in these tough economic times. With some books costing a couple hundred dollars, buying the books required for the semester can make a big dent in the pocketbook. To combat this issue, the Chaffey Bookstore has established a “Low price guarantee” as Tara Johnson, Bookstore Supervisor, puts it. As of right now, if students find a textbook at another book retailer, such as Barnes and Noble, the Off-Campus Bookstore or any other related retailers, the bookstore will lower the price of its textbook by taking the difference in prices between the books and lowering it by another ten percent of that difference. For example, a student finds a $100 book at another retailer and the Chaffey Bookstore sells that same book for $110. The Chaffey Bookstore will lower its price by $11.
The internet: a powerful tool. CARI STAGHOWIAK
here are tons of sites for college students to use to help pick what professors they would like to
Competition may be lowering the price of some books.
Students can also take advantage of this up to 30 days after purchasing a book at the campus bookstore if they find the textbook at a cheaper price elsewhere. Another option is the Off-Campus Bookstore at Lemon and Haven. The manager, Nina Patel, stated that her
prices “are always lower than the campus.” Patel said, however, that they do not offer official competitive pricing if students have a large list of books they found cheaper elsewhere. But she will negotiate prices for one or two books.
With overcrowded parking lots, drivers are now on the prowl to find a space. Pedestrians must walk with added precaution due to carelessness behind the wheel. “People don’t know how to drive,” said
Child Development major, Victoria Ellis, “or they just aren’t paying attention.” Students behind the wheel have been observed stalking pedestrians to steal their spot through the parking lots. They are also distracted by their phones. “The school should put up more stop signs,” said marketing major Cameron Romero. “A faded crosswalk isn’t doing much.” Both Ellis and Romero chose to wait for traffic to slow down as they stood behind the curb in the North parking lot. This lot offers no sidewalks (or space) for students to make their way to class safely. Campus police were unavailable to comment or answer any questions regarding pedestrian safety. In efforts to avoid any accidents, both drivers and pedestrians are advised to exercise more care when walking to and from class.
Safety is major concern in lots GENNEVY GALINDO
ven without last week’s torrential rainfall, the walk to and from class from the campus parking lot has turned into a game of frogger.
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have. Sites like ratemyprofessors.com, pickaprof.com, and coursereviews.com are some of many that can be found. Using sites like these helps students pick their professors for what they believe is the best for their learning styles. While many students have tried or may still use these sites when looking for their classes, the internet offer more resources than just picking a professor. These tools can help students stay on track by managing their schedule, providing networking and even helping students manage their progress through the semester. Sites such as these are great references for students when it comes to choosing their classes. They are easy to use, fun to read, and they give great insight to how much a teacher cares about his or her students.
The top five online sources that students feel the most comfortable with are: 1. Ratemyprofessors.com 2. Pickaprof.com 3. Coursereviews.com 4. Koofers.com 5. Whototake.com
Shannon back to work
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ollege President Dr. Henry Shannon, recovering from surgery that removed one of his kidneys, is back to work on a half-time basis. The surgery was performed in October and full recovery is expected to take a year. At that time Shannon is expected to be back on the job on a full time basis. Shannon said that the experience has taught him to remind others, especially the students and staff at the college, of the importance of getting annual physical exams. He emphasized that students should take care of their own health. The president said that he appreciates everyone in the college community who has expressed concern for his health. In addition, he said there are three F’s that are important in his life: “Faith, family, and friends.”
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New home for the arts on campus ERICA SMITH
he new $23 million Visual and Performing Arts Complex/Music Building has opened. Located north of the theater and
west of College Drive, the three-story, 46,000-square-foot building includes an art complex, digital media labs, photo studio, dance studio, post-production lab, art studio, audio lab, interior design lab, lecture rooms, and faculty offices.
Student lobby at the New “Center of the Arts” building.
DPS offers students means to accomplish their dreams BRANDY STACHOWIAK
isability Programs and Services offers support services for those who need it. Unfortunately, people are not aware that this program exists, or that they could be eligible for help. DPS provides help to anyone with any type of disability. Disabilities include problems with vision, hearing, development delays, learning disabilities, mobility impairment, psychological, communicative, acquired brain injury and more, depending on a variety of health conditions. Minor or extreme, DPS is there to help. Some of the services provided include priority registration, on-campus transportation, special parking and test taking accommodations. To apply, contact the program to set up an appointment with a counselor after completing an online application. Verification of the disability is needed when speaking with the counselor. DPS can also provide the verification from a certified professional. For more information, visit the DPS center in Campus Center West, call 909652-6379 or visit the website at www. chaffey.edu/dps.
Also, a student lounge is located on the second floor. floor. Students are welcome to t o study and “hang out,” although the noise level needs to be low because of to the offices in the building. “The offices are twice as big as my last office,” Administration of Justice Instructor Baron Brown said. He likes the high-tech nature of the facility, even the shades in his office. “Overall, I give it an eight on my ratings.” Nythaniel Fields, com- The “Center puter technology major, likes the new modern look. “I like riding in the elevator, but they could have made the stairs in the building wider.” “I wouldn’t mind if all of the other buildings were like it,” said Sachia Grey, animation major. Not all students were impressed with the building. “I didn’t know we had an art
building,” said health science major Ethan Fichtner. “A parking lot would have been better” A week’s worth of rain has exposed the new building to water. Students and teachers have observed some problems with leaks. Hopefully, the issue can be resolved before it becomes a major problem.
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2010 Fashion Guys and Gals make a statement
Angelo Quinoto: “I’m heavy into metal.”
Lakeisha Hawkins: “I have to Gynava Benavidez: “I dress for Comfort.” look good.”
ith the start of the spring semester, male students fill the campus with an array of colors and styles. This year’s groups of ambitious class attendees dress according to a variety of motives. Some like to impress. Others simply must maintain a certain level of comfort. Then there are those who have an unquenchable need to impress. These students come from all walks of life, and their fashions are as diverse as the men who adorn them. Some prefer jackets and jeans, while others lace high-top sneakers color coordinated to match everything. Tees are in, and some believe it’s the hats that make them win. Sophomore engineering major Ryan Reynolds emulates his favorite rapper, “Little Wayne,” with multicolored tees with scarf and ball cap. “I’m love rap, so I have to represent,” he said. Allowing his hair to stand tall is Angelo Quinto’s way of representing his passion for heavy metal. Quinto is a sophomore
mass communication major. Some students are concerned about their personal comfort, while others such as sophomore Ruben Bryant dress to empress. Bryant’s wardrobe is equipped with a unique blend of flashy style and modest colors that has a sedative affect on his onlookers. Bryant, a business major, said “I’m always in the business of impressing the girls.” There’s a huge fan base of the hoodie. These comfort-fitting sweatshirts are seen all over the campus. Students wear their hoodies in a variety of manners. Some wear them with the hood back, while others prefer to wear the hood on their head. They’re those who wear them hanging with ball caps on, and others wear them pulled over the ball cap. There are those who have need for the more formal attire for the purpose of interview or a class presentation, but for the most part the styles of choice are motivated by students’ need to represent, the need for comfort, and a sure-fire way not to go unnoticed.
seven years. A handful of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are allowed. However no genetically modified foods are ever allowed to be organic.
The bottom line: Little said that natural does not mean organic and no organic produce will always be 100-percent organic. But eating organic is well worth it.
Emmanuel Zamora: “I’m laid back.”
he fashion of 2010 is about vintage: high-waisted pants, loafers, t-strap shoes, fur and fur-trimmed jackets, leather. Anything harking back to the ‘20s, ‘40s and ‘50s is in right now. That being said, ‘60s chic hasn’t gone out of style, and many girls can still be seen paying homage to hippies with gratuitous peace signs and long baggy tops. But the glamour of the ‘60s is also making appearances on the runway and in magazines. The style emerging in this new decade seems to be a hodgepodge of the past. Nothing is too dated and done. It can all
be revamped and revisited. Even the ‘80s, the decade that refuses to fade away, is still influencing the style of young girls everywhere. Around campus a continuance of the styles of past years is seen, with a few updates to make the look current. Boots and skinny jeans are still prevalent, while in the world of high fashion boots, knee length and higher, are popular. Short high-waisted shorts have already been on the fashion scene, but it looks like they will be making a reappearance this spring with more of a nod to the ‘50s. Glitzy bows and headbands are also starting to catch on.
Nutritionist makes strong case for eating organic DAVID ARREDONDO
nowing the difference between natural, conventional and organic foods is the first step to a healthier lifestyle. The answer was found at a workshop called Natural and Organics 101, which was held Jan. 19 at Henry’s Farmers Market in Rancho Cucamonga. Certified nutritionist Janet Little, who has been practicing nutrition for more than 14 years, said that product packaging often misleads consumers. “Any product with the word ‘natural’ on it means nothing. Why? Simply because Congress has not been able too define the word natural,” she said. As for conventional and organic, Little said that conventional produce is just a fancy word for the everyday brands sold throughout the stores. It is called conventional because there are no regulations on the pesticides and herbicides used in the growing process. On the other hand organic produce does not allowed these poisons. Why should anyone eat organic produce over conventional? The main reason, Little
said, is for one’s health. Studies show that higher levels of antioxidants are present in organically produced food. Herbicides and pesticides are carcinogens. Another reason is that organic farming is not as stressful on the environment. “Conventional produce is sprayed with approximately 9,000 different types of poisons,” Little said. “Residue from the poison enters the produce. And when consumed by our body, we digest the poisons into our blood stream. Therefore, the poisons become a heavy metal and is making our bodies very toxic.” Little said that the worst part about conventionally grown foods is that farmers are allowed to use sludge to fertilize their crops. Sludge is left over feces from water treatment plants. “That’s right, human poo is used to fertilize the fruits and veggies we eat on a day-to-day basis,” she said. To be called “organic,” with few exceptions the farmland used to produce the food must have been free of pesticides, herbicides, petroleum-based fertilizers, sewage sludge-based fertilizers, bioengineering and ionizing radiation for at least
Bell peppers are a good source of Vitamin C.
Arts & Entertainment chaffeybreeze.com | Jan. 25, 2010 The start of the decade looks promising for cinema Here is a preview for the exciting films in the Spring of 2010
COURTESTY OF LIONSGATE
f you are one to disagree with the exaggerated emotions and ideology of Valentine’s Day, there is a light in mid February, shining from Shutter Island. Shutter Island is Martin Scorsese’s return to horror. Federal Marshals Teddy Daniels, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and Chuck Aule, played by Mark Ruffalo, inspect the disappearance of an inmate on the mental health facility on Shutter Island. The further the investigation goes, the more pain and macabre the two marshals discover. With the film being release on Feb.19 there are only five days to the sweet horror spectacular from the “day of love.” In one form or another, we have all experienced Alice in Wonderland. Whether it is the BBC version, the classic Disney film, or even the novel written by Lewis Carroll. This March Tim Burton, with the help of his posse of actors, will bring the classic back to life in IMAX 3D. Johnny Depp, Helen Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman are among those who will be in this anticipated film. Now, the key to this film is that it is is not a remake but rather a tale of the con-
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ditions of the world Alice is returning to which she has been absent from for quite some time. All in all this film looks to be a psychedelic and vivid film that will be released on March 5. Before you read this, I am not lying nor stretching nor elaborating on any facts that involve this next movie. There is a movie that will be released in April that involves one isolated invisible high school student deciding to become a super hero and fight crime on the streets. His name will become Kick Ass. Secondly, remember that cute sister in (500) Days of Summer? Yeah, she becomes a character
named Hit Girl who makes for so much blood shed that it makes Freddy Krueger from Nightmare on Elm Street look like the beaming benevolent childish sun that graces the Teletubbies’ world. After that you will add in her father, played by Nicholas Cage, a precision marksmen in firearms, who will become the crime fighter name Big Daddy. If that were not enough, Christopher MintzPlasse, AKA McLovin, comes in as the caped crusader named Red Mist. These four nobodies will fight crime on the silver screen on April 16, under the title Kick Ass.
The year 2009 in cinema ends the decade with a bang 07. A Serious Man
decade ago, 1999 was considered one of the best years for movies… ever. Now 10 years later, how does this year measure up? Not quite as good, but it was still a stellar year for moviephiles. There were a number of great films, a decent amount of good movies, and some horrendous films. But the following 10 films are what I consider to be my favorite movies of 2009.
10. The Hurt Locker
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On over a 100 best of list, The Hurt Locker is one of the most intense and vivid depictions of war in recent memory, especially that of the Iraq War. It is directed brilliantly by Kathryn Bigelow and has a young cast that shines through the dirt and ash from the Middle East. It is the best directed film of the year, although the story does end up not having as big of an impact as the rest of the film before it.
06. STAR TREK
J.J. Abrahms gave this summer a shot of adrenaline with his reboot of STAR TREK. It was smart and most important… fun, in a summer filled with mindless dribble and just… bad summer films. Star Trek was the only real shining example of a great blockbuster in the summer of 2009. COURTESY PARAMOUNT
08. In The Loop
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As a remake of a BBC mini-series, In The Loop gives audiences a great new satire on war time politics. It has some of the funniest lines of the year — also one of the best supporting performances in the past five years with Peter Capaldi playing Malcom Tucker, who can string expletives and insults like no one else. It was hilarious and genius.
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09. (500) Days Of Summer
Newcomer Marc Webb directs a modern Annie Hall for the hipster generation. The film really showcases Joseph Gordon Levitt as a compelling leading man to a mainstream audience. The film has all the quirk and charm as any other film this year. It also isn’t scared to pull any punches in regards to moments in the relationship, as they are familiar to anyone in the audience. It COURTESY FOX SEARCHLIGHT wasn’t particularly fun to watch, but it’s nice to know you’re not the only one whose heart was broken.
03. The Brothers Bloom
The Coen brothers continue to prove that they are master auteurs and cement themselves in their most personal story to date. This 1960’s period piece about a Jewish man (Played magnificently by Michael Stuhlbarg) having one of the worst weeks in movie history. Yet as bad as things get, they could always get worse.
Rian Johnson is a filmmaker to keep an eye on. His debut Brick turned heads around the filmloving community. This year, The Brothers Bloom he cemented himself as a legitimate filmmaker and someone fresh in the film industry. .
The film stars Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi and Rachel Weisz, who, if you love her, will fall for her all over again. Watch this film.
James Cameron wanted to remind audiences and Hollywood why he is king of the world. With his newest film he did just that. He took a stale story concept and made it into one of the most successful films ever. It captured the imagination of the world and COURTESY FOX cynical movie fans. 05. Moon Earlier in the year, Moon quietly This was more than a movie; it was a cinematic crept into theaters and just as si- experience for the world to enjoy. For as many lently left. I was lucky enough complaints that people have, they cannot deny the to catch it, and it happened to be visuals and fun that you enjoy in AVATAR. See it in rather impressive. It was smart, IMAX, before it goes away elegant, and minimal. But it 01. Inglourious would of failed if it didn’t have Basterds Sam Rockwell performing at Not only is Inglourious his highest level of his career. Basterds the best movie of the year, but one of 04. The Road the best movies ever. It John Hillcoat returns to the has everything: great camera after 2006's The Propoacting, writing, directing, sition and gives us an even art production, editing— gloomier and bleak film with everything. The film creCormac McCarthy's The Road. ated a star in Christoph It is a morality tale about a man Waltz. He’s every and his son on a journey to the COURTESY WEINSTEIN coast. Yet for all of its dark positive hyperbole you can come up with. He and gritty tones, the film has an gives one of the most iconic performances in underlying theme of hope. history as the Jew Hunter, in Quentin Tarantino’s
World War 2 fantasy.
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Annual music oasis in Indio returns in 2010
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options, the full three day lineup, and all news updates.
Coachella on a budget! If $300 is out of your budget, see some of the bands that are playing at Coachella at local venues near you! P.O.S @ Glass House 2/21/10 $12
ny music guru would know that the Coachella Music and Arts Festival is the biggest concert of the year. This three day event, which is being held April 16-18 at the Empire Polo Field in Indio, is known for bringing hundreds of bands, DJs, artists and music lovers together for an all-weekend party. The line up for the 11th annual festival was announced early Tuesday morning and is one that is sure not to be forgotten. With headliners such as Jay-Z, Thom Yorke???, Muse and the Gorillaz there is a little something for every genre. Along with this year’s main attractions you can also catch up-and-coming artists such as Portugal. The Man, MGMT, Phoenix,
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Vampire Weekend. “It’s the Woodstock of our generation,” said communications major Angie Moreno, “I went to Coachella last year with a group of friends. Although it was rather expensive, it was worth every penny!” Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday. Jan. 22 at 10 a.m. A three day pass is available for $269 plus a service fee. Camping is availible on site for $55. For the first time the festival is offering 10’ x 30’ camping space for a tent and car. This year you don’t have to lug all your gear from your car to the camp ground. Tickets are available on Coachella’s official website at www.coachella.com where you can also check out layaway
Jay-Z @ Staple Center 3/26/10 $62 Vampire Weekend @ Fox Theatre 4/14/10 $27.50 She and Him @ Glass House 4/15/10 $25 RX Bandits @ Glass House 4/23/10 $13 Zoe @ Glass House 4/19/10 $13
Music fans growing anticipation for new music in 2010 is palpable
ith the end of 2009, a whole stream of new ideas and items appear. With that, artists of all genres prepare to try and make the biggest album of the year. In 2009 many musicians had success and failures. The new year looks exciting. The star-studded line up of musicians that are ready to unveil their new product in the months to come looks very promising. With so many to choose from here are 5 that are sure to please everyone.
5. Kings of Leon
spectrum when it comes to rap. But as we all know, when there is a great slumber, a great awaking is expected. West Coast rap for the most part will make a triumphant return thanks to Game’s newest album The R.E.D. Album which is expected to drop this March. Thanks to world renowned producers Dr. Dre and Timbaland, Game’s new album is set to be the most anticipated rap album of the West Coast. It boasts features with Chris Brown, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake. The R.E.D. Album looks to be an instant classic.
3. Arcade Fire
albums in 2010, but the choice had to be made. Eminem takes the number 2 spot with his highly anticipated Relapse 2. Eminem has stated that Relapse 2 will have more emotionally driven songs with his hard hitting “take me for who I am” flow. Working with hit producers Just Blaze and Mr. Porter, Em believes this will be his best album. It has also been mentioned that Dr. Dre and 50 Cent are set to join the ensemble. This is sure to become the work of lyrical geniuses.
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With the success of their 2008 Only by the Night, the Kings of Leon upcoming album is set to be one of the best impending rock albums of the year. Drummer Nathan Followhill stated in recent interviews that their new album will be “more audacious.” He has also been said that most of the new songs will sound like Thin Lizzy meets Radiohead and Elvis Costello.
Magazines across the country have been raging on the news that Arcade Fire is back in the studio to follow up their successful Neon Bible album. Though the album is rumored to come out May 2010, Arcade Fire has been keen to keep the album ideas to themselves. Many fans and music reviewers hope that they find themselves enjoying the beautiful lyrics and melodies when they revisit the new album.
The Game, or Game (his new name as of 2010) has been on the quiet side of the
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And of course the most anticipated album of 2010 is Drake’s Thank Me Later. Fueled by the full force of today’ s hottest rap ensemble and label Young Money, Drake is set to own the year 2010 in the world of music. Great things are expected from the young money’s shining star thanks to his So Far Gone mix-tape, which launched him to the forefronts of stardom. Being featured on almost all the hottest songs of 2009, Drake’s all-star lineup for his album which is set to include Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Jay-Z and others just waiting to get their shot to be featured on his album. Thank Me Later is soon to become an album to remember.
It was quite difficult choosing between both the second and first most anticipated
Daybreakers: a smart, fun alternative to other vampire films
aybreakers was unlike any vampire film I have ever seen. Starring Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, the movie revolves around a world where a vampire virus has taken over, society has reformed, all while the blood supply is running out. Edward Dalton (Hawke) is a vampire hematologist looking for a cure to turn the vampires back into humans, thus stopping everyone from starving. First off, this movie is original, which is something most modern movies lack. I enjoyed how the whole story evolved and characters developed. This film actually focuses more on the post apocalyptic reform of society than the typical stories of vampires attacking people. The performance of both Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe were incredible. Hawke makes the viewer see the vampires as humans. Dafoe relieves the tension of some of the stressful scenes, making his character lovable. For a vampire movie, there were actually very few scenes of violence and gore. But when blood was shown, it was intense. Keep the kids at home and avoid bringing red punch to the theater. My only complaint with this movie is that it overdid the “jump out scene” for things that were not exactly scary. A few times in a movie this can add to the tension, but after the fifth time, it seemed redundant. Also, I must mention that the sound levels for these parts seemed a little too intense, causing the audience to cover their ears instead of their eyes. Overall, this movie was original and entertaining. Daybreakers is out now at your local theaters. I recommend buying a ticket to see it.
The future is among us
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How Chaffey is dealing with new technology JOSH HICKEN
ew Year’s is a special occasion. Traditionally, we celebrate the holiday by drinking to excess, making grand promises of self-improvement, and remembering how to count backwards from 10. Chaffey, however, has bigger plans. This year will be a busy year for Chaffey’s Information Technology (IT) Services Department. IT has resolved to make changes that will streamline the school website, increase campus safety, and improve our technological resources. Although it is a bold list of goals, let’s take a look at what these resolutions really break down to. First under the microscope is the school website. If students are familiar with the website to add a class, check out a book, or access reference material from E-res, they probably have encountered one of the big issues with Chaffey’s website: login. Each of these tasks requires a different username and password that has to be remembered and entered every time the pages are switched. Enter resolution number one: single login. According to Michael Fink, Director of Technical Services, IT plans to streamline the site by providing a single login system. Just get onto the website, log in one time, and then renew books, check out E-res materials, and recklessly change classes to your heart’s content. Fink also mentioned that IT will be adding a “web portal” to the website. A web portal displays information from different sources in a unified way. It is not clear what exactly this would look like, but one thing is for sure: if it will allow students to navigate the school website more quickly and easily (after their convenient single login), it could be a big improvement to students’ web experience. IT’s second set of improvements would serve to increase campus safety. If safety is the last thing you wanted to think about this year, then do not worry, because someone else is giving it plenty of attention. IT plans to add a technology called E911 to the campus. An E911 system automatically associates an address with a 911 caller, so that authorities know the location of an emergency quickly after receiving a call. In Chaffey’s case, Fink said the authorities would even know from which classroom a 911 call originates. Fink also says IT will give some classrooms new speakers for the emergency notification system. Fink recounts that, in the past, students in classes that are apt to produce more noise (such as labs) have not always been able to hear emergency alerts. Less dire, but perhaps more interesting to consider, is the general improvement to Chaffey’s technological resources. What does that even mean? For 2010, it means faster network performance and less computers. Recently, Chaffey increased the bandwidth between the Fontana and Rancho campuses to 1 gigabit per second, which means that more digital information can be transferred between campuses every second. As for fewer computers, this may sound like a cut to student resources, but it’s actually a benefit. Instead of providing dozens of servers (computers that provide resources to the campus), Chaffey can offer just
a few by using a technology called VMSo there you have it. Technology at ware. VMware is a type of software that Chaffey has promised to become easier, can create and manage virtual computers. lighter, and safer this year, and those promA virtual computer is just what it sounds ises seem likely to be kept. like: everything you would expect from a “We have a very technology friendly faculty and adminiscomputer, except tration”, said Fink. the physical com“Everything we’ve puter itself. VMIT’s second set of wanted we’ve been ware still requires a physical comput- improvements would serve able to justify and implement.” er to work, but one to increase campus safety. When asked if he such system can could make a resoluprovide multiple tion for the users of virtual computers technology at Chaffey, to the campus. Chaffey is actually already using this Fink said it would be “to be more securityvirtual computer technology. Last year conscious on campus.” He even gave some IT used VMware to decrease the number tips on how to do so. No promises though of servers from 51 to just 7, and that is an — resolutions are always easier to keep if amount of weight loss that any New Year’s you have a little support from state finances and student fees. resolution-maker can appreciate.
Tips for Security 1. Don’t open emails from people you don’t know. 2. Definitely don’t open strange or unexpected attachments. 3. Keep up to date on OS and anti-virus patches (For those who access Chaffey network with their laptops). 4. When in doubt, question and do research. For example, Google an email’s title. If you suspect that it may be a scam, chances are someone else has received the same email and exposed it as fraudulent.
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Taxing oil for higher education valuable DANIEL SOLIS
ust recently Gov. Schwarzenegger proposed several policies to divert funding back into the public education system. He announced his support for an amendment that would not allow the state to spend more than 7 percent of the state’s budget on prisons and no less than 10 percent on higher education. In recent years the state has spent a larger percentage of the budget on prisons than on education. Investment in educated citizens, and not the growth of prisons, will be required to find the innovative solutions our state will need to move forward. The Governor’s proposal would lock state legislators into another difficult budget dilemma. Above all else, the amendment would contain a clause which would allow the governor to discount the amend-
ment in case of a fiscal emergency. There’s another policy that should seriously be considered instead. State Assemblyman Alberto Torrico (D-20) believes his oil severance tax bill, AB 656, is the solution. California is the third largest oil producing state in the nation that does not levy a tax on oil production. The 12.5 percent tax on oil production would direct all revenue into the higher education fund. It has been projected that the bill could bring in $1.5 billion annually. If passed, the bill would create an oversight committee called the “California Higher Education Endowment Corporation.” The board would regulate the amount of money that goes to each of the three higher education systems in California. As of the current proposal, only one student representative would sit on the board.
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Oil production in California is a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
Opponents of the oil severance tax believe that it would cost the state jobs in smaller oil producing communities. But the tax would only be levied upon the largest oil producers. For those who say that a tax on oil produced in the state would mean higher gas prices, the bill includes provisions which prohibit costs from being passed onto consumers. Those oil producing companies suspected of passing on the tax would be
Late add-ons could harm your grade MICHAEL SHOAF
f you are thinking of adding a class this semester, think again. A new study might just change your mind. According to a study by Keith Wurtz, a Senior Research Analyst at Chaffey, adding classes after the start date is often more harmful than helpful to a student’s academic aspirations. With demand for classes rising, and less classes available, the ability to add classes
has become necessary to keep some students’ two year plans from turning into ten year plans. “All the important classes get filled the first day of registration. I always end up having to add,” said psychology major Charles Virgle. To successfully add a class that’s already full, the best method is to wait until others have dropped. This usually only takes 1-2 weeks, but according to the study, this amount of time is more than likely to have
a negative impact on a student’s chance of passing the class. The study takes into account student registration dates from the primary terms fall 2007 through spring 2009. Wurtz compares the week in which each student registered with the likelihood of their success in the course. He found that students were “statistically significantly and substantially
subject to investigation. Currently the bill has only made it past the state Assembly’s Revenue and Taxation Committee and is now in suspension until negotiations such as lowering the taxation rate from 12.5 to 6 or 7 percent are resolved. Although not the entire solution to the state’s education funding problem, it could prove to be a valuable start at accumulating much needed revenue. less likely (than average) to successfully complete a course when they registered for that course in the third week after the start date.” Other dilemmas faced by students during the registration process involve insurance requirements, financial aid, family life, work schedules and bus schedules. “I need the class to afford the insurance, so I have money for the gas to drive to work, to pay for the class. If one thing gets messed up, they all get messed up,” said Katlin Stillwagon, a humanities major.
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A student texts a message on her cell phone during class. KURTIS FROST
see it everywhere, and it is driving me insane. People are more concerned with their phones than what is going on around them. I understand this sounds like the same old argument that everyone over thirty has been saying for years, but it has gotten ridiculous! I hate being in the middle of a conversation with someone who just starts texting. I wouldn’t be writing this article while talking to someone; that would be rude (and the article would probably suffer greatly). Every class I have ever had there are several people texting during lecture, and it is distracting, especially when the person next to you has his or her phone on vibrate — it is not as quiet as you think!
Every time I go to see a movie, people are texting through the whole film. It is ridiculous that people are so inconsiderate and oblivious to the world around them. I have personally been in two car accidents where the driver was too distracted by his or her phone to watch the roads. The Metrolink crash in 2008 was caused because the engineer was texting, killing 25 people. I honestly do not care at all if you decide to walk off a cliff because you are texting, but it is irresponsible to be doing this while you are operating any type of large machine including cars! Texting has its purposes, and it does come in handy, but that doesn’t mean you have to be focused on your phone all the time. It is rude, distracting and most of all unnecessary.
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Trio wants everyone to embrace educational opportunity
list. “I’ll see how it goes,” she said. Reality is sinking in for Jafari as she oad up your backpacks and conquer knows that earning her degree in four to a seat. The fear of lowering class five years might not be possible. Refusing sizes due to millions of dollars in to waste a semester, Jafari may have to race budget cuts is in effect for the spring. As over to Mt. Sac and enroll for the spring. a result, battling against the possibility of Jennifer Clark, RN major, is an extended stay at Chaffey has created an contemplating moving to Reno. uproar on campus. “If I don’t get any classes this semester, While cutbacks continue, students rely my dad wants me to move with him and on a waiting list to make the cut for class. attend the University of Reno,” Clark said. In search of the golden words “add code,” Although she is not fond of the idea, she students continue to be turned away by might just accept the opportunity. professors who have reached enrollment “I was going to attend the University capacity. The cap size for many courses this of Redlands,” Clark said. In fear of not semester is 32 with no exceptions. Many being able to enroll in courses due to students are losing hope in their chances state cutbacks, Clark decided to come to of receiving an education this semester. Chaffey. However, they are doing their best to get “They don’t help you here,” she said. enrolled. Trusting she would be able to get all her After being turned away from American classes has proven to be false. “It’s not Sign Language, three medical students possible,” she said. voiced their frustrations.“We didn’t want The shortage in student services to leave,” they said. has created a lack of assistance in “What do they expect us to do with our accommodating student needs. As a result, lives?” Nichole Harrison, RN major, said. Clark can’t enroll and feels helpless. “I want to be a registered nurse,” she said. “I feel like this is putting us on a Due to her classes reaching their cap, she downfall,” she said. “What do they expect has been turned away several times. “I us to do?” Hearing the same thing, “sorry, can’t even take American Sign Language,” keep trying,” has Clark running in circles a course requirement for Harrison’s and she is tired of it. degree. Gov. Arnold Swarchenzeger says, “I’m a single parent,” Harrison said. “Come to California.” “I work nights so that I can go to school “No, don’t come here,” Clark said. during the day,” she said. Although Once supporting the invitation, Clark now Harrison’s mother has agreed to provide opposes. day care throughout her education timing “Our state is messed up,” she said. is of the essence. Feeling the effects of our nation’s “I’ve got five years to do this and my economical crisis has Clark and all students mom is serious,” she said. Not willing to on the edge of their seats. It is no wonder settle for less, Harrison is determined to why she cannot offer a warm invitation to accomplish her goal as agreed with her California at this time. mother. While the state of California continues Upset about not being able to enroll to crash down on education, important in any of her courses, Harrison feels that members of society are being forced to students who are already successful in the move away to further their education. business world are taking her spot. Harrison, Jafari and Clark are just three “You already own your own company,” of many who are considering to relocate she said. “It’s not fair; you’re taking away for a promising education. my opportunity to get an education.” The state needs three more registered Harrison is considering relocating to nurses every day. The possibility of their Pennsylvania with her sister in order to returning after being forced to leave is not complete her education. promising. Neiloo Jafari, RN major, is beginning As upsetting as it may be, students to lose hope. “This is emotionally messing who will most likely be dropping out in a with me,” she said. “I feel like a bum,” matter of weeks have occupied some seats. Jafari said as she finds herself roaming the Unfortunately, it will be to late for add on campus looking for class availability. registrations. As a result, students who are Jafari had no luck in finding a nursing serious about their education are being program at Fullerton or Cal Poly. “They forced to lose a semester. don’t offer what I need at other schools,” With the economy facing such a dramatic she said. “I chose Chaffey.” crisis there is no time to waste. Harrison, “This happened to me last semester,” Jafari and Clarke would certainly agree she said. As frustrating as it may be, she that enrolled students should embrace their will continue to compete on the waiting opportunity for education. APRIL KIBBE
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Panthers ‘man up’ against COD, 73-72 Jeff Ranson
haffey rebounded at home in a 73-72-nailbiter against College of the Desert on Friday, Jan 15. After an emotional 100-98 home loss to Valley College on Jan 13, the Panthers battled to the end against Desert. Coach Jeff Klein opened the game with his patented full-court press defense. It occupied the Roadrunner offense, which held Desert to 32-first half points. Mo Hughley led all scorers with 19 points, scoring scoring six out of the first eight points. Chaffey substituted liberally, which enabled the Panthers to share the workload. Wallace Matthew matched his jersey number with 12 points and Trone Jackson chipped in with 11 points, including the game winner. The game was close throughout the first half until the four-minute mark. The Panthers ran their version of the motion offense that led to an 8-0 run that ended the first half, 4232. The second half opened similar to the first, with the Panthers
Trone Jackson shoots for two of his 11 points.
maintaining the 10-point lead up until the 12-minute mark. Momentum swung in favor of Desert as the Roadrunner guards began to break down the Panther defense, allowing them to claw back into the game. With nine minutes remaining, the score was tied at 56. The game went back and forth resulting in nine lead changes. The game slowed down at the three-minute mark, as each team spent time at the foul line. With less than two minutes left and the Panthers down three, Klein called time out to rally his troops. When play resumed the Panther defense pressed the Roadrunners into back-to-back turnovers, making the score 72-71 Desert. With the clock showing 42 seconds left in the game, Klein elected to go for one last shot. After running down the clock to the limit sophomore point guard Jackson took over. Jackson was fouled as he penetrated to the basket, which sent him to the line to shoot two. Jackson went to the foul line and sank both free throws to win the game 73-72. Panthers next home game is Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7 p.m.
Women feast on the Roadrunners Jeff Ranson
haffey’s women’s basketball team defended their home court with an overpowering win on Jan. 15 against College of the Desert 94-37. The 3-1 Panthers executed their offense to near perfection as they carved up the Roadrunner defense. Panthers moved the ball with sharp, crisp passes, resulting in wideopen shots, which they knocked down with ease. Their defense was outstanding with sophomore guard Arnold Tierney dominating the rebounding and scoring. Her teammates hustled for loose balls, a tactic that paid off with the Roadrunners turning the ball over. The Panthers’ overwhelming defense forced the Roadrunners to go 3-17 on three-point attempts in the second half. The Panthers got off to an early start and never looked back.
Chaffey spread the wealth around having eight players contribute to the scoring giving the Panthers women a 45-16 first half lead. The second half was a continuation of the first, as the Panthers kept the pedal to the metal. With 10 minutes left in the game and a 65-28 lead, neither team showed signs of letting up on intensity. To the contrary both teams turned it up another notch, by diving for loose balls and scrapping for rebounds in spite of the insurmountable lead. Tierney led all scorers with 22 points and 18 rebounds. The Panthers had a total of four players scoring in double figures. “We had to fight to get it done,” Tierney said. “We’re on a mission to produce wins.” Kyla Smith scored 17. Kourtney Gilbert scored 12 and Angelica Peralta added 10. The Panthers next home game is Feb. 13 at 5p.m. against third place Antelope Valley.
Jenna Cabello goes up for a jump shot during the Panthers 94-37 win.