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inside Getting dirty

Volume 22. Issue 9


Chaffey students display artwork at PermaDirty gallery

President Obama promises hope, change for students

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FEATURES: Chinese New Year

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Meet the clubs

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Valentines Day: A love/hate relationship

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Men’s basketball moves up

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his is Dirt, The opening event of PermaDirty Project Space in Claremont's Packing House, merges an art gallery with an art studio. Originality and imagination illuminate the walls, hang from the ceiling and infuse the air at the first art gallery/art studio opening in downtown Claremont. Cynde Miller, art professor and gallery owner, attributes her vision for PermaDirty to a variety of sources. "My father passed away this summer, and my sister sent me an email asking me what I was going to do to carry on his legacy," Miller said. "Shortly after that I had a dream to open up a place that would be loud and fun, open, and welcoming for everyone." In a press release for PermaDirty, Miller stated that she wants local artists to have a working studio with an open door policy that would allow viewers to engage in the process of art-making. After much work, her vision was pushed into action, and all that was needed was a name. "I was trying to clean my friend's sun-

glasses one time, and he told me not to worry about them because they are 'permadirty,'" Miller said. Her friend and fellow artist was referring to the fact that his sunglasses could never seem to keep clean and his choice of words fit perfectly into the idea Miller had for her art gallery. More than a traditional art gallery, the public is invited to come and watch the art develop as several artists make this gallery their own, creating works that will also be available for purchase. "I live far, but I work close to here so I plan on being here before and after work," Monique Villanueva, fine arts major, said. "This is great because people can come and be part of the art and ask questions." Camille Alaras, health care administration major, welcomed visitors to the grand opening on Feb. 3. With a warm smile and buttons with the PermaDirty logo enhanced, Alaras showcased her skill in watercolor. Along with her buttons, Alaras had three pieces on display in the gallery. "I've always loved to draw, and I looked up to my uncle who was an artist when I was little," Alaras said.


"Healthcare administration is more of a hobby for me, you know,” she said. “I like to dress up and play office sometimes, but art is what I am really into." The opening had something for all types of art lovers, from drawing, painting and sculpture to a tattoo artist working on his human canvases and an altruistic robot that gave away postcards and practical advice. As the night progressed, the focus of each artist's passion was transformed. Whether it was an explosive, vibrant canvas or a modest block of wood being molded into the embodiment of eternal peace, the works were welcoming. Minh Vo, art major, cut and molded sheets of PVC into magical sculptures that came to life for an enchanted audience that mesmerized by his artistry. "I've never worked in a space like this before, but it's pretty wonderful," Vo said. "You won't have to look for inspiration because it's going to be right there and all around you." The current artists will be showing — and working — at the PermaDirty gallery until April 13. For more information visit

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Jan. 2 - Enter/etc noncommercial dwelling. Jan 17 - Display unauthorized disabled placard. Jan. 20 - Vandalism $400 or more. Jan. 24 - Tamper with vehicle. Jan. 24 - Driver without license. Jan. 24 - Fictitious check/bill. Jan. 24 - Petty Theft: Bldg/vehicle/ etc. Jan. 24 - Burglary. Jan. 27 - Burglary. Feb. 1 - Threaten school/public of cr/empl. Feb. 6 - Petty theft: bldg/vehicle/ etc. Feb. 7 - Dismsd student/emp on campus. Feb. 8 - Vandalism: Damage other’s pro.

Book Drive to Benefit Local Elementary School


Art history major Elliot Frantz shows his art project for Fundamentals of Design in Two Dimensions.

Dedication Ceremony

Join the Governing Board as they dedicate the new Michael Alexander Campus Center. The dedication will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 3:30 p.m.; the west side of the Campus Center on the Rancho Cucamonga Campus. Light refreshments will be served and building tours conducted.

How To Read, Understand Food Labels

Join Nutrition faculty member Candice Tinsley as she discusses topics such as the differences between “grass-fed” beef and “grain-fed” beef on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 12:30 p.m. in CAA-218. Learn how to examine and read food labels. The event, sponsored by One Book One College, committee, is free to all.

Free Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose Screenings

Student Health Services will be offering free blood pressure and blood glucose testing in the Campus Center East Quad on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in honor of Black History Month. They will also have information on stroke signs and prevention.


It was reported in the Jan. 30 issue of The Breeze that Kyle Taylor passed away Jan. 2 and was on The Review staff for three semesters. Taylor died Jan. 1 and was on The Review for two semesters. He was registered for his third semester as Senior Editor of Fiction before he died. The Breeze regrets the error.


Photo Contest

Help make a difference in the young minds in our community with your donations of new books for Juniper Elementary (Fontana). Student Activities will be collecting new kindergarten through 5th grade level books until Sunday, Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. For more information call (909) 652-6591 or (909) 652-6589.

ASCC To Award $100,000 In Scholarships

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

ASCC and Student Activities will award over 130 scholarships this semester. Applications and individual scholarship criteria is available online at stuactiv/scholarship/. Applications must be turned in by Monday, March. 26 by 2 p.m. No late applications will be accepted.

Mental Health In The College Classroom

Campuses Closed For President's Days

This workshop will include experiences from students about succeeding in college with psychological challenges. The workshop will be on Thursday, Feb. 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. located in HS127, RSVP at or by phone at (909) 652-6379.

All Chaffey College campuses and offices will be closed Friday, Feb. 17 and Monday, Feb. 20 in honor of Lincoln's Birthday and President's Day.

What Chaffey Eats

ASCC will honor Black History Month with two events. Wednesday, Feb. 15, join students for a poetry slam in the Student Activities Lounge from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 the Black Faculty Staff Association will hold its Annual Fashion Show in the Campus Center East Quad from noon to 2 p.m.

The One Book One College Committee has an ongoing blog called “What Chaffey Eats.” The blog shows a series of portraits made by examining the interiors of refrigerators in homes across the United States. Visit the blog and participate at

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President Obama promises hope and change for students



resident Obama addressed the tuition and interest rates for college students in his State of The Union speech on Jan. 24. With towering college tuition, students are seeking more opportunities for financial aid by applying for student loans. “[Students] owe more in tuition debt than credit card debt,” Obama said. More than 14,000 students have received financial aid, according to Patricia M. Bopko, Director of Financial Aid at Chaffey. According to, there is a decrease in high interest rates from July 2008 to June 2012. However, if congress chooses to ignore this issue, Stafford Loan interest rates will swell from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. The increase on interest will take effect beginning July 1, 2012. Obama urged Congress “to stop the interest rates on student loans from doubling.” In addition to congress not taking action, the American Opportunity Tax Credit, which began in 2009, would terminate by the end of 2012. Obama plans to double the number of work study jobs in the next five years by giving students “a chance to earn


their way through college.” The President chooses to make higher education an absolute priority and asked for every state to grasp the same concept. Obama also challenged the colleges and universities to do their part in keeping their costs and tuition affordable.

Pell Grant proposes changes for student eligibility requirements



tudents will be limited to 12 registered semesters of classes under financial aid starting in the 2012-’13 school year. This is a reduction from the current 18 semesters. Once a student has gone through those 12 semesters of schooling with the Pell Grant, he or she can no longer receive financial assistance. The new spending plan supported by the Obama administration will provide more funding for the National Institutes of Health and end the grace period for interest on subsidized student loans. Once this goes into effect July 1, 2012, all California colleges community, university, and private must abide by the new regulation. “Any regulation passed by the Federal

government, we have to abide by,” Financial Aid adviser, Nancy Lea Matthews said. One full semester of 12 units or more during that semester. If a student is not attending full time, taking six units or less, that semester will be considered a half semester. This modification to the Pell grant does not change the regulations of Chaffey’s financial aid. Students are still required to maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average to continually qualify for financial assistance. A student may take advantage of financial aid for a maximum of 90 units. Students enrolled in programs that may take more than the set guideline are revisited on an individual basis. Students with questions regarding financial aid should contact a financial aid adviser at (909) 652-6199.

The President pressed for college education to be something that every American family should be able to pay for. “If you can’t stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from tax payers will go down,” Obama said. Chaffey’s Governing Board President, Paul Gomez, said he agrees with Obama’s statements, but does not take his words as a threat. “It is a reality that tuition has increased steeply over a short period of time,” Gomez said. “Across the Nation, state support for public higher education, including community colleges, has been reduced dramatically in too many instances.” California remains one of the most affordable states to attend community college, even at a soon to be $46 per unit rate. “We will work hard to influence the appropriate decision-makers that set tuition rates to ensure that any increases are reasonable and planned, and for greater Federal work-study opportunities, and for advocating that political and business leaders join together with community college leaders to support higher education,” Gomez said. Obama was adamant about college education in his SOTU speech for more aid to be given to community colleges. He aims to make them “community career centers” to shape successful people.

GARY BYRD Part-time student Briana McIndoe and her friend Price Moderege seek information at the Financial Aid Center. McIndoe, who would like to become a full-time student, said that ongoing requests for more and more information has slowed her educational pursuits.

Transfer Center gets students moving




Roneicesha Henderson, communications major, works along side Monique Paramo, psychology major, in the Transfer Center.

he transition from community college to a four-year university can be a daunting one. The Transfer Center offers students a clear explanation of the transfer process as they prepare to move forward in their college careers. Jenny Dannelley, director of the transfer center and international students, has been working with the center since 2004. “I think we are getting to serve more students,” Dannelley said. The center is offering “Next Step Workshops” to assist students with the transfer process. “We are currently offering workshops specifically for the UC’s, Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly,” Dannelley said.

Additionally, during spring break, the transfer center is offering an opportunity for 24 eligible students to travel to UC Berkeley and UC Merced. Transportation and lodging will be provided by the center for the March 20-21 trip. Space is still available. The application deadline is Feb. 24. Dannelley also said that while on the northern California trip, there will be a panel of Chaffey transfer student mentors available to meet with the students during their visit. Having already experienced the transfer process, these mentors offer students a unique insight into many of the questions surrounding the move to a university campus. For information contact the Transfer Center at (909) 652-6233.


Campus News | Feb. 13, 2012

Auto tech students lead the way to gold DAVID DEHN


onavan Caver, president of the Car Club, was pleasantly surprised when he took the Gold Medal for leadership from SkillsUSA. “It felt really good, and I got a free steak dinner,” Caver said. Recently Chaffey College attended its first Regional SkillsUSA competition, an annual competition held at Victor Valley High School. “We went to get the college and the club recognition,” Caver said. “Our instructor went out looking for what was needed for jobs, and SkillsUSA stood out.” There were many categories during the event, but Caver went for leadership. The category tested the participants in a wide range of skills from resumes, to how they present themselves, and only the gold winner advanced to state. “The most difficult part for me was the interview process,” Carver said. “The easiest was the resume because of Lenny Woods always telling me to keep your resume up to date if you want to get anywhere.”

Now that regionals are over, state is only a short distance away being held in April. Even though there should be some time spent for celebrating, Caver is focusing on how to better prepare himself for the next level. The state competition will have community colleges from all over California, so Caver is reexamining himself and improving himself where he feels he needs it. “I was successful because I was humble,” said Caver. “I didn’t think I would win it was mine and the college’s first time competing, and we didn’t know what to expect.” Also contributing to his success, Caver would like to express his thanks to Sid Burks, their dean, Sherm Taylor auto instructor, Chaffey College Foundation, Lenny Woods and Sam Contino. Caver already has plans for his next big win at state. “If I win state, I’m asking for lobster,” Caver said with a laugh. Caver will not be heading to the state competition alone. Mike Strack also took gold in another competition and will be accompanying Caver in San Diego.


Preston Pierre, Fabian Ramirez, Donavan Caver, Giovany Garcia Uribe, Mike Strack, and their advisors celebrate their win of gold and silver medals outside of the auditorium in San Bernardino Valley College on Feb. 4.

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‘Food for Thought’ says ‘You Are What You Eat’


KIRA OCHOA ast semester Chaffey College was visited by artist and photographer Mark Menjivar. Menjivar gave a speech on his recent project “You Are What You Eat” as well as advice to aspiring photographers. Menjivar’s project centers around discovering more about people based off of what they eat, more specifically what they keep in their fridges and what it says about them. Menjivar spent some time traveling around exploring food issues in different communities, and it led him to photograph the interior of refrigerators. Menjivar writes on his website, “An intense curiosity and questions about stewardship led me to begin to make these unconventional portraits. A refrigerator is both a private and a shared space.” Currently Menjivar has some of his portraits on display at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. “I think it adds an interesting aspect to the exhibit,” said Roman Stollenwerk, assistant curator of the Wignall. “It is a simple project, but it really gets people to look at what they eat and what it says about them individually and as a community.” Menjivar’s work is shown along side other artists such as Edith Abeyta, Anne Hamersky, Jessica Rath, and others, whose photographs and art work all focus around food and the different relationships and issues people have with it. Currently Menjivar is furthering his exploration of food and has listed on his website a few other projects. These include old photographs that his grandfather has sent him and ones that he has found in his mother’s drawers, as well as a list of sad songs that others can add to

by emailing him, and a project in production call “1000 Things Worth Knowing.” Menjivar has contact information up on his website where fans can email him questions or tidbits of information or comments. For further information, photographs, or contact information students can visit his website at


Mark Menjivar snaps a shot of a refrigerator after someone comes home from a deer hunt.


Photographer, Mark Menjivar is showing pieces from his “You Are What You Eat” project at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art for their exhibit “Food for Thought.”


Features | Feb. 13, 2012

Celebrating the year of the dragon CARLOS ALBERTO HUIZAR


he Chinese and Vietnamese New Year began Jan 23 and was embraced during its 15-day run, as many people celebrated the year of the dragon. The year of the dragon occurs every twelve years and celebrates the traits of strength and wisdom. In Chinese and Vietnamese traditions, newborns who arrive during the year of the dragon are seen as being successful, for the assumption being that they will acquire the dragon’s traits. “I know some people who are going to have kids this year,” laughed Ariel Maw, nursing major, while explaining the importance of the year of the dragon. “While every year is special, the dragon carries the symbolic meaning of power and wisdom, which every parent wants to see in their child.” On Feb 7, students had the opportunity to embrace the new lunar year and enjoy the food and entertainment served at the Chinese and Vietnamese New Year Celebration, hosted by the International Student Center, Multicultural Club, Student Activities, and ASCC. The celebration was held in the east quad, which was ornamented with extraordinary Chinese-themed decorations, offering students the perfect atmosphere to celebrate the New Year. “It’s an amazing atmosphere,” said Edward Lopez, Theatre major. “I feel that I can truly enjoy an actual cultural experience.” Throughout the quad, students were accessible to numerous booths, which offered free activities and items for purchase. The Multicultural club hosted a booth, offering information about the traditional holiday and selling Chinese-authentic goods for a good cause. “We haven’t decided yet, but we (the club) will be deciding on a proposal at the next club meeting,” said President of Multicultural Club and ASCC Senator Forrest Sam, when asked about the proposal of the funds. “Some members have proposed using the funds toward rehabilitating the Indonesian rainforest or ending hunger for African children.” According to Sam, the Multicultural club hopes to raise about $1,000 to $2,000 this semester to help fund for these humanitarian projects. Apart from the items for purchase, CulinArt catered the event with a noodle bar and gave students a delicious taste of Asian cuisine. The International Student Center offered fruit and light snacks, while other booths provided candy and other sweets

for students to indulge. Several students began their day by watching a Chinese magic show, while others were waiting in line to receive a Chinese calligraphy of their names. “Calligraphy requires lots of training and concentration,” said former student, Jennifer Fann-Snowiss, who was working the booth. “Many students are amazed at this form of art and enjoy the cultural experience.” The performances commenced with several students and professors sharing their traditions on the New Year. “In Chinese, happy new year is pronounced Xin Nian Kual Le,” explained Professor Jin Liu to the crowd, who teaches Chinese on campus. Demonstrations of the martial arts form of Kung Fu and Tai Chi were performed to students. The crowd was obviously impressed as performers interpreted stories through martial arts and spreading their impressive skills throughout the quad. Children from the Child Development Center were seen laughing and smiling, while the students were amazed of the dedicated performances. An interactive exercise was conducted toward the end of the segment, allowing students and children to participate and learn about Tai Chi. The finale soon arrived with one of the most anticipated Chinese traditional performances of the event — the lion dance. The 10-minute performance concluded with a special treat to the dragon, a red envelope. The red envelope contained money and symbolized wealth and prosperity, including good luck. At the closing of the event, many students were leaving for classes with smiles and fulfillment. However, the most noticeable were the children from the Child Development Center. “The children enjoyed themselves today, and were having fun learning a different culture,” said Gonzalo Ovian, nursing major and student worker for the Child Development Center. “These types of events that the college provides for the community can make a positive impact on these children’s lives.” The Chinese and Vietnamese New Year celebration was a successful event, which invited all students to experience the importance of the new lunar year, which continues to grow with support from the student body. “ I am really surprised to see students being supportive on celebrating the Chinese New Year and being open to cultural diversity,” Sam said. “The Chinese New Year is one of the most important holidays in China, and I am just glad that I am able to share this holiday with my peers.”



The Lunar New Year Festival, held Feb. 8 in the quad at the Rancho Campus, offered many things to attendees, including calligraphy and martial arts demonstrations. The event came to a conclusion with the traditional Lion Dance. In Chinese culture it is said that the Lion can cleanse a person’s soul.


Features | Feb. 13, 2012

Meet the clubs HANNAH COLLETT


ith over a dozen tables to visit during “Meet the Clubs” on Feb. 1, it was not difficult to find many that wanted to make a difference on campus and in the community. “We hope it educates people on campus and in the community about equality between everyone,” Olga Lvesic, biology major and president of the Feminist Club, said. “Women have hardships that they are facing on a daily basis, and we feel like it gets overlooked.” Some events coming up for the Feminist Club are a 101 workshop and a clothes line project that hopes to raise awareness on sexual assault. Student California Teachers Association also has events planned for this semester that support the community. “It helps you get involved in education and school, helps you stay on track, keep

you motivated, and graduate on time. It also provides foundation and life support,” Teachers Association Club Treasurer and liberal arts major Stephanie Nelson said. Nelson said that the club can help students realize whether this is a career choice for them. They have already donated 875 books to Juniper Elementary but are continuing help local schools by putting on a “One Book, One College” event this semester. “We want to address the ignorance and misconceptions out there about Muslims,” said MSA President and religious studies major Nusar Milbes. “It’s more geared towards educating about Islam and the separation between culture and religion.” Islam Awareness Week starts April 9. The club will host three lectures based on women’s rights, culture and religion. In addition, a speaker focusing on beliefs regarding evolution within Islam, will be present.


The crowd was out and about checking out what Chaffey’s clubs had to offer on Feb. 1.


International club members Mathew Pradjanata and Forrest Sam inform fellow peers at club rush on insightful things the club is involved, and upcoming plans for this semester.


New club member Jad Delima signs up for email notifications from the game development club. Jabari Williams (seated) talks to students who are interested in the club.


Features | Feb. 13, 2012

Valentines Day: A love/hate KATIE LOYA


alentine’s Day again? It’s that time of year again, a time for roses, chocolates, hearts, sweet romantics, and of course, L-O-V-E. Despite many retailers’ hopes to encourage the holiday of love, it is accepted differently by everyone. “I think it’s a waste of time, it’s an excuse for people to spend money,” Thia Harvey, art history major, said. “It’s a kid thing, cute when you’re little but when you’re older it’s not a necessity.” Harvey was not the only one to express some opposition to the holiday. “I feel like Valentine’s Day shouldn’t happen. It’s a man-made holiday,” Brandy Harvey, undecided major and Thia’s sister, said. Valentine’s Day, however, is a joy for others. “I think that it’s nice to have a day to celebrate,” Katy Goodman, psychology and theater arts major, said. She was hand in hand with her boyfriend Alex Mackenzie, a theater arts major. “I like it. It gives me a chance to spoil

her,” Mackenzie said. Although the couple was all smiles, they both admitted that Valentine’s Day was not always so wonderful when they not a couple. “I would hang out with the guys and not think about it; we would sit there and complain about our loneliness,” Mackenzie said. Some students believe that Valentine’s Day should not be about the love of other people, but rather concentrated upward. “I think that we should focus on the love of God rather than the love we can get from another human,” Neil Vega, criminal justice major, said. While couples and friends spend it together, others prefer to enjoy the day with family. “I love it because you don’t always have to spend it with a significant other, but you get the time to spend it with family,” dance and business management major Salvador Solis said. Whether one chooses to acknowledge it or not, the holiday is rapidly approaching, bringing with it opportunities for both love and hate.



Josiah Lutz, Criminal Justice major, and Sarah Angle, Child Development major, have been together for eight months. Although they can’t do anything on the 14th, they enjoyed a Ducks game as a special date. Just being around these two, you can tell how much they care about one another.

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Arts & Entertainment | Feb. 13, 2012

Business marketing course takes learning beyond the classroom



or most students, learning begins and ends in a scheduled timely manner. It begins the first day of instruction to the last final of the semester. The students in professor Thierry Bruselle’s Business Marketing 55 advertising class have not only dedicated outside classroom time but have also taken a classroom assignment beyond the requirements. Business Marketing 55 is a course specialized in the historical, social, and psychological appeal of advertising. The course teaches practical and psychological packaging of trademarks for advertising media, campaign, budgeting, and career trends. Advertising and marketing professor Thierry Bruselle teaches the course once a year. As an interactive assignment, professor Bruselle assigns his students to break into groups and strategize innovative marketing ways to promote certain company projects, media, and resolve budgets. In the past, classes have worked with companies such as General Motors and raised $7,500 for certain budget deficits. In fall 2011, the participating client was the city of Rancho Cucamonga. The project was to provide situation analysis, advertising objectives, advertising strategy and action plans for several events and special projects. Francie Palmer, CSD marketing manager for the city, and Chaffey’s director of marketing and public relations, Peggy Cartwright, partnered as the student’s clients to whom they would present their work. The five groups for the project were chosen by the students during the second week of class. “It was a little difficult because we didn’t really know each other yet,” advertising student Justin D. Nelson said. City projects, such as “Freedom Courtyard,” a proposed tribute to all veterans at Central Park, was assigned to a group. They had to come up with a strategic advertising plan to bring awareness to the city for the project. Though some advertising was already in place for it, the group created innovative ways to raise awareness for the project. One of the ideas was Good Search, a search engine powered by Yahoo that donates 50 percent of its search revenue to charities and schools. It was implemented as a potential advertising campaign to bring awareness of the cause and raise money simultaneously. Students made flyers to raise awareness and utilized the city’s Veterans Day ceremony to promote the site. Multiple groups, including “Team Promo,” found other innovative ways to fund raise and bring awareness to the group. Bass Pro Shop and the city are currently working to utilize the concept of selling an item that would be sold at 100 percent profit. “We had to find a lot of information, and

it led us to step outside of the classroom, a lot. There was no room to cut corners. We had to work together,” group member Casey Cranford said. Advertising student, Bret Scroggins found the positive in group work. “With a good team, you can really get a lot accomplished,” Scroggins said. The final task of the groups was to package and professionally present their advertising strategies to Palmer and Cartwright. “The caliber of these students was unlike anything I have ever seen,” Cartwright said. Palmer stated in the letter of recommen-

dation for the students involved, “Of all the classes I have participated with at Chaffey College, this class has truly proven to be a stellar group of innovative and focused students who have approached their group projects with enthusiasm. It has been a pleasure working with this group of students.” Other group ideas, including a dodge ball courtyard fund raising event, have been taken into consideration and may be implemented by the city. “Not only did we get the credit, but we also got the experience,” Cristhian Moreno, international business and management

major, said. “It made it real. It can be translated into a real career someday,” Moreno said. Bruselle, a CalPoly graduate is familiar with hands-on classroom experience. “I want to share with the students, what I learned: learn by doing, face real problems, and find real solutions,” Bruselle said. The work of the students impressed the marketing professionals beyond what anyone had expected. “It made me very proud to see our students work as hard as they did,” Cartwright said.

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Features | Feb. 13, 2012

Former auto tech instructor shows off his Street Smarts



ormer Chaffey automotive technology professor Sam Contino has written an autobiography titled Street Smarts. Contino got the idea for the name of the book from an article in Golf magazine in which golfer Greg Norman said he feels that Tiger Woods lacks street smarts. Contino says he was fond of the phrase “street smart” and he quickly related it to his upbringing in Chicago, where street smarts are vital to survival. Contino said the autobiography covers nearly every major event in his life, from his birth in Chicago to the present. “There’s a whole lot about Chaffey College in there. It’s broken down into chapters, [like] a chapter about my teenage years [and] one about how I met Paul Newman and how he helped our program at Chaffey,” Contino said. “The chapter on Paul Newman was real good, because everyone knew him as a superstar and race car driver. He was real interested in young people continuing their education.” Contino used a tape recorder to record his story, and his editor, Catherine Leggitt, organized and typed it for him. Originally, he wanted to put together an autobiography solely for posterity, so that he would have a detailed, accurate version of his legacy and life achievements to leave behind. When asked about how he feels about having his autobiography published for the public to read, Contino said, “There are probably millions of young people who could associate with it.”

Contino has met many famous people, including Indy 500 and Daytona 500 winner Mario Andretti and Carroll Shelby, the creator of the Ford Shelby Mustang, who was once a guest speaker for one of Contino’s classes. Contino worked at Chaffey from 19661986, first as an associate professor and then as the head of the automotive department. He attributes determination to his success at Chaffey. “I never dreamed in my wildest dreams that I could teach at a college,” Contino said, “but I gave it 110 percent and I got it.” The automotive department Contino ran was very different from the one that is active today. In his three-unit Performance Engine Building and Chassis Building classes, he taught students to build engines and chassis for race cars, and now many of Contino’s former students have careers in the automotive industry. “I wanted them to enjoy their education because there’s nothing better than doing what you love,” Contino said. Contino has many fond memories of the twenty years he spent teaching. “It’s probably the most rewarding part of my life, and I’ve done a lot in my life,” he said. He still feels very welcome and appreciated every time he visits our campus. He recently spent some time with President Henry Shannon. “He’s a wonderful man. I have nothing but good things to say about him. It was great knowing I’m still onboard with Chaffey,” Contino said. Street Smarts should hit the book shelves this summer.


Sam Contino former automotive technology professor ran a race car building class that brought people from all over the country to register for. Contino holds an article with a picture of himself and race car driver Mario Andretti taken at Indianapolis Raceway. Actor Paul Newman arranged for Contino to be in the Andretti pit during the Indianapolis race. While Contino was Professor at Chaffey College, Newman made several donations of cars to the automotive program.

Catalano toots his own horn NADINE SANCHEZ



Chaffey alumni and accomplished jazz artist Ron Catalano hard at work with his sexy sax.


successful jazz musician expanded his career right here at Chaffey. Ron Catalano received his A.A. from Chaffey College in 1982. Catalano was awarded the Sallie Mae Music Scholarship at Chaffey College and holds 18 soloist awards from the International Association of Jazz Editors. Catalano is currently residing in Fresno and has been playing jazz professionally since the age of 12. “Jazz is spontaneous composition,” Catalano said. “It comes from your heart and your inner feelings.” While attending Chaffey, Catalano studied jazz privately with Don Raffell. He has played with artists such as Ernie Watts, The Four Tops, The Lawrence Welk Orchestra and many more. Ron worked with Bob Hope for eight years as a musical director, performer, and orchestrator. “It was so much fun,” Catalano said. “I was able to associate with some of the most famous people of our time.” Catalano has accomplished several things throughout his career. He has taught at various music schools and is currently

a credentialed teacher, as well as a freelance musician. While attending Chaffey, Catalano was able to travel to places in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Some of his favorite teachers were Jack Mason, Jim Linahon, Brian Bettger and Joyce Shannon. He felt that they gave him a good foundation, and credits Chaffey as being a world-class school. As a successful alumni, Catalano advises current or former Chaffey students to take advantage of the state educational system. “When I went to Chaffey, it was free,” Catalano said. “Though it is not free anymore, it is still the best educational value there is.” Catalano is a part of a nonprofit organization, JazzFresno, in Central San Joaquin Valley, which promotes education and performance. Catalano and other musicians that are a part of JazzFesno will be performing at 24th Annual San Joaquin Valley Jazz Festival–February 24-25, March JazzhopMarch 1, and City Jazz 2012-March 29. For more information visit the website

Sports | Feb. 13, 2012

Panthers face Mt. San Jacinto CHRISTIAN REINA


he Panthers faced the Mt. San Jacinto Eagles on Feb. 8. in their toughest challenge to date. The game started fast with Destinee Duncan scoring the first three points of the game. But as fast as the Panthers made the first few scores it did not take long for the Eagles to catch up as they focused on making three pointers of their own. The Mt. San Jacinto offense was strong and broke through the Panthers defense on several occasions. In response the Panthers changed the game plan to focus more on their defense. Within the 10 minute the game was tied 28-28, and it was Naijahlece Calhoun who made the tie-breaking basket. The Panthers would have to play a smart game and not be intimidated by the speed of the Eagles. They did this by making sure they kept the ball away from their opponents. The first period ended with the Panthers leading 36-33. Calhoun started the second period scoring the first two points. The team faced a difficult challenge in

Eagles’ guard Tina Fantroy, who scored 31 points. Aishiah Puellem was also effective for the visitors. But the Panthers overcame them and the team showed a great amount of teamwork both offense and defense leading to the most exciting five minutes of the game. With the game tied at 63, the Panthers played a tough defensive and offensive game to take the lead. They finished their formidable foes off, scoring 14 points in the final minutes to secure a 77-72 victory. While this game was a nail-biter for both fans and players, it came on the heels of a blow-out win on Feb. 4 against Victor Valley College. The ladies came away with an easy 67-34 win over the Lady Rams. The game began with freshmen guard Ashlee Harper scoring the first basket within the first minute of the game. Soon after, sophomore guard Destinee Duncan made the first three pointer of the game. Panthers were strong as their offense dominated the first half. The majority of the points came from Harper, who scored 10 points in the first quarter, leading her mates to 40-17 lead after the first period. The Rams were unable to catchup


Guard Mary Windom’s aggressive offense played a major role in Chaffey dominating win over Victor Valley on Feb. 4.

against the Panthers as Marcelina Moreno Mary Windom, and Naijahlece Calhoun stepped up their game and delivered four points each, helping the Panthers win the game. Sophomore guard Destinee Duncan explained the ways the team prepared for the game.

Despite loss, Panthers have better record than Lakers SEVANNY CAMPOS


n the last seconds of an intense game, freshman shooting guard Justin Long tossed in a 3 pointer to conclude a difficult contest for the men’s basketball team. The shot made it close, but the Panthers — despite a valiant effort against a formidable opponent in the Mt. San Jacinto College Eagles — came up one point short in a 72-71 loss. In true Panther fashion, the men started the game quickly with a 7-1 lead, thanks to scores from Long, Andrew Ruiz and Eddie Bowie. This would be the Panthers biggest lead in the first period, however, as they would fall behind the Eagles to end the first half, 34-30. Throughout the game it was a battle for the red and black, as even the dance team competed against the Eagles dance team for control of the court. The game itself was a display of two very good teams. The Eagles are ranked No. 8 in the state, but they struggled to maintain a edge against the Panthers. The game continued with the lead alternating back and forth, but Long’s three pointer ended the scoring with the Panthers still on the wrong side of the score. The Chaffey leaders were Long with 16 points and Kenny Morgan with 13. The game ended a four-game winning streak for the Panthers, including a 66-49 victory against Victor Valley College on Feb. 6. The Panthers led throughout the first half and finished the period up by eight,



Sophomore Point Guard Eddie Bowie goes into flight mode helping Chaffey to a victory over Victor Valley.

32-24. The scoring leader was Ryan Nitz with 17 points. The victory over the Rams moved the Panthers up four spots to No. 15 ranking in the state. The last regular season home game will be against San Bernardino Valley on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Chaffey Sport Center.

“We practice during the week and our coach studies their offense so that we are prepared for any challenge,” she said. The team is now 10-1 in the Foothill Conference and 20-4 overall. The next home game is schedule for Saturday, Feb. 18, against rival San Bernardino Valley College. Game time is 1 p.m.

Sports | Feb. 13, 2012

Swing batter batter… swing!! T PRISCILLA PORRAS

he Panther’s Softball team didn’t go down without clawing their way back up against Orange Coast College Pirates in a doubleheader on Feb. 3. The first game was a nail-biter for the team and crowd, but they came back for a win, 9-8. Evelyn Hernandez started the first inning with a strikeout, that was easily forgotten when Jennifer Springer and Samantha Springer both singled. The bases quickly became loaded and shortstop Mariah Lara-Foster slapped the first pitch into right field, scoring both Springers. The top of second was a simple 1-2-3 out for Panther’s pitcher Julia Pingarron. The Panther’s turned up the heat in their half of the inning, led by a triple from Hernandez, a single from Jennifer Springer, and another single from Pingarron. But the scoring threat fizzled when Lara-Foster hit into a double play. Third inning was promising, with singles from Daae Cantu and Rebecca Kendrick. After Ashley Arrington grounded out, Dahnika Romero sacrificed the runners into scoring position. Hernandez’ single drove in 2 RBI’s. The Pirates came back in the fourth inning when Kayla Blanco hit a three-run home run. The game stayed close but the Pirates had the edge late in the contest. That is when Naomi Caudillo delivered a double to right field, scoring two to give the Panthers the 9-8 lead. The lead was held safe when the Pirates were struck out 1-2-3 in their final at-bats. Hernandez was ecstatic about the win. “I haven’t played in awhile but when I hit that first ball, all the nerves went away,” she said. “It was such a good win.” The second game was just as intense. The ladies trailed again but knew they had to make some changes. “After figuring out what they can and can’t hit and which batters can hit outside and which can hit inside, I was able to get into their heads,” pitcher Brittany Boone said.


Waiting on deck Dahnika Romero keeps an eye on the action in game one of the double header against Orange Coast College where the Lady Panthers scored two victories 9-8 and 11-5 on Feb. 3.

Springer started the sixth inning turnaround with a home run deep into centerfield. Jaslynne Orozco, skipped across home plate as wild pitch allowed her to score. The Panthers eventually pulled away to an 11-5 victory. There was still bite left in the Panthers and they showed in the Feb. 9 blowout win over Imperial Valley College, 17-0. Imperial Valley College struggled keeping their pitching and lineup in order, giving Chaffey full advantage of the home field. The Panthers began the first inning scoring two runs. Hernandez, started with a single and stole second. She advanced to third and scored on a single. The Panthers scoring threat looked over when Springer was called out on an attempted steal of home. But Lara-Foster scored on a Cau-


Teammates congratulate Jaslynne Orozco after a home run during the Panthers’ sweep of a doubleheader against Orange Coast College on Feb. 3.


dillo a single to second making the score 2-0. While Boone kept Imperial in check on the mound, the Panthers continued to increase their lead through the game. The bottom of the fourth started with a walk by Marshall and Springer tapped the ball right in front of home base to advance

the runner and gain a single. But look out ahead because Cerecedes, Caudillo, and Romero, hit the ball with passion, driving runs to end the game 17-0. Fortunately for the visitors, who had a long drive home, the mercy rule, also known as the “slaughter rule,” stopped the game after just four and a half innings.

Hunting the Condors SPENCER BRUNO


day after losing their first game of the season, the Panthers baseball team righted the ship, defeating the Oxnard Condors, 5-1. Freshman pitcher Tyler Campbell got the starting nod on the mound, but never got out of the third inning. Despite allowing only two hits and one unearned run, Campbell was pulled by head coach Jeff Harlow after he had thrown five wild pitches in just 2 1/3 innings. “I just felt Ty was a little wild,” Harlow said. “I felt even though he had given up just one run that eventually they might get to him. He had runners on every inning and I really felt he never got comfortable.” Campbell gave way to fellow freshman Patrick Killy, who was masterful. In his four-plus scoreless innings of work, the southpaw surrendered just one hit, striking out seven of the 15 batters he faced; good enough to earn his first collegiate win. A Norco native, Killy was ecstatic to say the least. “I really am happy right now,” Killy

said. “To come in when Tyler wasn’t throwing his best and pick him and the team up, it means a lot. I am just glad I could help get the team a win because at the end of the day, that’s all that matters.” As for the offense, second baseman Deven Ralston got the scoring started with a two-run double in the second inning, giving the Panthers a lead they would never surrender. One of the players scoring on Ralston’s double was freshman Konner Butler. Butler, who was is listed on the depth chart as a shortstop, showed his versatility by playing first base in the win and going 2-for-4 with an RBI. Sophomore designated hitter Joshua Whited drove in the only other Panther run. Right-hander Louis Villareal sealed the win for his team, tossing the final two innings, not allowing a hit or run while striking out two. Oxnard made four errors in the loss to the Panthers that led to two unearned runs. As for the Panthers, with their Feb. 7 game against Saddleback rained out and rescheduled for April 12, their next game against Saddleback will be on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m.

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