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Artist Brooke Green’s ceramic sculptures of animals exposes the gory details of shooting animals for recreation in “Trophies Worth Killing For,” an exhibit at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art on display now through May 17.
fter receiving several students’ art portfolios, 10 students were chosen to have their works displayed for all to see in the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. Student artists Jerry Acosta, Andrea Arceneaux, Mora Douk, Christopher Allen Fontilla, Brooke Green, Sara Koh, Olivia Manchego, Derek Ortega, Gina Nicol, Philip Watson and John Wood II were chosen this spring for the Student Invitational exhibit that opened on April 15.
For 35 years, the Student Invitational Exhibit class has given the opportunity for students to have their artworks featured in the Student Invitational. The honor students enrolled in the course usually work on their portfolios from 5-15 works for over a year to then have them juried in the spring for the annual exhibition. “Most students are aware of how the program is designed and what is expected. For the most part they have been working with faculty in their discipline in preparation for their portfolio development,”
Misty Burruel, assistant professor and coordinator of art and digital media, said. The faculty and art and digital media full time staff met weekly, spending 8 to 10 hours reviewing every single portfolio thoroughly. “We are looking primarily at the strengths of each portfolio,” Burruel said. The exhibition does not focus on any specific theme or type of art. The works of arts at the exhibit this semester varied from photographs to sculptures. See Invitational, Page 13
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Jordan Cano jumps a quarter mile around the Grigsby Field track on Saturday, April 7, in a morning workout. Weekly, she and her father meet with friends from a local spinning class at Chaffey to share a workout.
Job Readiness Academy Want to feel more confident and prepared when approaching potential employers for the upcoming Spring 2012 Career Fair on April 24? The Chaffey College Global Career Center is offering a Job Readiness Academy for students. The Academy will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday April 23. Focusing points will be on resume preparation, interviewing, networking skills, and how to work a career fair. Contact the GCC at (909) 652-6511 for more information.
‘WHAT DO EMPLOYERS WANT?’ Need the skills to get a job and keep it? A new workshop about the skills needed to get a job AND keep a job will be held by Career counselor, Linda Barlogio. Deveop “soft” skills and “hard” skill to get the job you want! Come to MACC-208 on Tuesday.
ASCC Meeting The last ASCC Meeting of the month will be on April 30 from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.
Job Fair and Career Expo
In this economy don’t miss the Chaffey College Spring 2012 Job Fair and Career Expo on Tuesday, April 24, from 11 a.m.2 p.m. in the Campus Center Quad. The Global Career Center will be holding a Job Fair and Career Expo for students, at the campus center quad from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
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College Read On May 7 Pen Empire will host College Read. Students will share and present their original short stories in Wargin Hall, Room 112 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Be a participant and get 10 minutes of show time! Deadline submission is May 4 by email. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Contact: email@example.com for more information.
Take advantage of the Math Success Center workshops and learning groups schedules from April 24 through May 4. For a complete schedule as well as all other services in the Math Success Center offers, check the newly designed webpage: http://www. chaffey.edu/mathandscience/success/.
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Information about and applications to the Associate Degree in Nursing program is available on the website at http://www. chaffey.edu/healthsciences.
Meet new friends at the popular Coffee Nights. Enjoy a free drink and socialize. Rancho Campus: April 24 in the CAA Building, 5 p.m.-7 p.m. April is the last Month of Coffee Nights for the Spring Semester.
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Budget Forum Want the opprotunity to discuss the College and State Budget with President Dr. Shannon and adminstrators. Come to the Center of the Arts Building, Room 218 on March 9 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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s required by the California Public Records Act, the names, job titles, and salaries of Chaffey faculty and staff are to be publicly posted online. Government Code Section 6250 provides that the legislature, “mindful of the right of individuals to privacy, finds and declares that access to information concerning the conduct of the people’s business is a fundamental and necessary right of every person in this state.” At anyone’s fingertips is the complete revelation of the names of faculty and staff, along with what department they work in, how much they get paid, and the cost of benefits and pension payments. “Please be assured that the District only provides the information that is specifically requested and only if the request fully comports with the provisions of the PRA,” Lisa Bailey, executive director, human resources, said. “As defined by the PRA, confidential information is not a public record and will not be released.” Administrators are forced to comply
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with these demands as enforced by the Public Records Act. The Public Records Act is to ensure every person the right to access public documents and information.
As stated in the act, “every person has a right to inspect any public record.” Faculty members received an e-mail April 5 informing them of the releasing of
their information. Several employees responded to the email in a heated discussion about privacy and the uneasiness that comes with one’s name being public on the Internet. According to the California Teachers Association, names, salaries and positions are of public record. However, employees were posing questions such as “why now” and “who is requesting the release of the information.” “While the current requests have come from the Bay Area Newsgroup, an individual, the State Chancellor’s Office, and the State Controller’s Office, we have been advised that there is a significant amount of data sharing that is occurring,” Bailey said in an April 12 e-mail. “Additionally, agencies such as PERS and STRS are also subject to the same provisions of the PRA.” The State Controller’s Office, in a cooperative effort with the California Community Colleges, will be providing this information (without employee names) on its website under www.sco.ca.gov/compensation_search.html.
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Carlos Alberto Huizar named new president elect of Associated Students of Chaffey College CHRISTIAN REINA
ith a new year comes new leadership, and Carlos Alberto Huizar is the president elect for Associated Students of Chaffey College for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. He will be replacing current ASCC presient Richard Berlo who will be transfering to Cal State Sacramento in the fall. “It has been an eventful and fun experience I have had as serving the school this past year,” Berlo said. He also has given this advice to Carlos: “Be yourself and do anything in your power to help the students.” A graduate from Chaffey High School in 2011, Carlos began his time as a full time college student taking 15 units and joining the school newspaper The Breeze. Along the way he chose to be part of A.S.C.C. where he became one of the senators of the student body. Being the first generation of his family to go to college, he has learned to balance out school, clubs and also work in order to be able to participate in all these events. Support from his family have kept him go-
ing in the right direction. “I’m juggling five things at once, and even though I’m not home half the time, my family understands this is what my goal is,” Huizar said. “And they are there for me.” As president elect, Huizar’s plans for the next school year is to get the school more involved in many of the upcoming events. “With the budget available, we are able to plan events that we believe students will be able to enjoy,” Huizar said. Along with helping new students attending college for the first time, another idea Huizar hopes to implement is to expand more activities in both the Chino and Fontana campus, so more life can be brought up to the campuses. He also hopes to add more scholarships for students and put together a hygienic bag for students to have since there are several students in need of such amenities. “Our main goal is meeting the needs of students, having their voices heard and acting on what they need and what they want resolved,” Huizar said.
Carlos Huizar, current ASCC Senator, voted vice president for the 2012-2013 school year, steps in as president elect for Richard Berlo who was accepted to Cal State Sacramento.
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Counselor shares her family’s struggle KIRA OCHOA
magine coming home from school or work to an empty house. When you left in the morning, your family was home, but during the course of the day something happened. You are faced with one of the most trying events you could ever go through; someone in your family is being deported, when in all likelihood they never did anything wrong — unless you think living in the United States is a crime. “How would you feel if one of your loved ones was taken from your home without a choice?” Monica Molina-Padilla said as she opened the speech she gave to an audience of students and faculty on April 18 after the Cesar Chavez Memorial Scholarships Presentation. Monica Molina-Padilla is a Chaffey counselor, and she knows exactly how to answer that question. She has been living the reality of that question for the last two years. “I wanted to share my story, not because it is unique, but because it is happening to many of our students,” Molina-Padilla said. It’s not just happening to students. This is a situation many people are being faced with, as was proven by a Youtube video that Molina-Padilla showed about a husband who lost his spouse and ultimately his family to deportation. The video was impossible to watch and not be moved as a husband and father explained how he had lost his wife and children and how he is living in an empty house, a broken family. Many people can relate to this situation, not just Molina-Padilla. On March 17, 2010, Molina-Padilla received a phone call informing her that her husband was being detained. He had been out for a run when a police officer stopped him and asked for some ID. After presenting the officer with his ID, he was then informed that he was to be held for 48 hours while they waited for ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to do their
sweep, deciding whether he would be deported or released. All this because his legal documentation was not completed. He was not a criminal. He had done nothing wrong. He had been living in the United States since he was two years old when his mother brought him here to live so that they could have a better life. He had a wife and child, and he was being taken from the only life he had ever known, from his family, from his home.
Molina-Padilla shared just a few days in her life over the last two years. She shared her experiences, what she went through emotionally and mentally to get to where she is today, and what she has learned about the laws that surround these issues. But she also shared what she has learned about herself and her culture. “I came to find that I am not as Latina as I thought I was,” she said, explaining the culture shock that her family experienced
as they turned from visitors in Mexico to residents. She explained how the people could immediately tell that she and her family were not from the area based on her accent. “I learned to be cautious, to not talk.” Molina-Padilla ended her talk with one statement, one request: “If you have a student in front of you who is courageous enough to share their story, be compassionate, be supportive, open your heart.”
Counselor Monica Molina-Padilla shares the experience of her husband being deported to Mexico in March of 2010.
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Rodes recognized by assembly district
fter years of work and dedication, the news came as a surprise for Laura Rodes. On May 18, she will be honored with the 63rd Annual Woman of Distinction award by Assemblyman Joe Morrell. The job of keeping track of nearly 700 veteran student records for priority registration and G.I. educational benefits is no easy task. But the job must be done. Rodes is a testament to getting that job done. Everyday she hauls her own workload, and as the “mother-figure” of the Veterans Resource Center, she takes it in stride. A former Chaffey student, Rodes began her career as a student worker and received a full-time position in 2003. Two years later, she began work with veteran services. When the Veterans Resource Center opened, it was an easy transition. Rodes was invited to become a part of the resource center as the site supervisor. “I do my job, but to me this is more than
a job,” Rodes said. “It is really an honor to work in the program for these students.” Rodes is responsible for processing G.I. educational benefits and assuring that students stay active to receive priority registration, one of the benefits of being a student veteran. All new or returning students start the certification process with Rodes. Throughout the semester she does the tedious task of keeping records of the nearly 400 students who are eligible for priority registration. In addition she keeps track of nearly 700 student records of active and non-active students. “This is a program that I feel, 100 percent, is the best program because these veterans have sacrificed, fulfilled their duty to our country, and we are giving back, helping them to integrate back into school, and make it the best transition possible,” Rodes said. “It is a very military-friendly environment, and we try to make everybody feel comfortable.” Amid the numerous services that the
center provides, Rodes also contributes to the family atmosphere of the resource center. “I’m a mom, so I can be very motherly to the students,” she said. “A lot of them even call me mom.” Last year, to her surprise, Rodes received the “Staff of the Year” award. This year, she was anonymously nominated for the Annual 63rd Assembly district award. The award from Morrell honors women who have shown unparalleled dedication and sacrifice to the community. In the past, according to district office representative Nathan Miller, the award has been given to women involved in nonprofit organizations. Since Morrell took office, he has made an effort to broaden the recognition. “The award is for women who do whatever it takes to get the job done and don’t expect any recognition — unsung heroes, really,” Miller said. The news came as surprise to Rodes. “I am very grateful to be getting the award,” Rodes said.
of time, affecting their ability to complete school work. Christopher “Mac” McDonald, Veteran’s Work Study student, Chaffey Governing Board President Paul Gomez, who is also a military veteran, and Michael Dinielli, Dean of Language Arts, had an initial conversation about the issue. This conversation led to the development of this new donation based program. “The Veterans Resource Center Book Rental Program is a wonderful concept and a noble effort to support students in need,” Gomez said. “It can take veterans from Top Ramen to T-bone steaks overnight.” Gomez pledged an initial donation to begin the book loan program. Superintendent/President Dr. Henry Shannon was informed about the program and immedi-
ately matched Mr. Gomez’ gift. “The Veterans’ Book Rental Program is an example of campus units coming together — in this case, the Foundation, bookstore, and Veterans Resource Center — to ensure students have what they need to succeed,” Shannon said. “All of us at Chaffey are proud to be able to help those individuals who’ve served our country.” Other individuals that made a charitable donation to program include: • Kathy Brugger, Vice President, Chaffey Governing Board. • Lee McDougal, clerk of the Governing Board. • Gary George, Governing Board member. • Kate Roberts, immediate past president of the Governing Board.
Laura Rodes, Veterans Resource Center named Assembly District Woman of Distinction by the City of Rancho Cucamonga.
Staff establishes loan program to help student veterans NADINE SANCHEZ
he Veteran’s Resource Center, the Foundation, and bookstore are giving a big salute to military veterans. Together, they have founded the Book Loan Program, which will give veterans a chance to borrow money to pay for their textbooks while waiting for disbursement from the G.I. Bill. The G.I. Bill provides financial support to military service members for education. Despite the bill, there has been some delay in receiving the distribution. Military members depend on the funds to pay for their textbooks. Without the new program, veterans could be without the financial ability to purchase textbooks for a significant period
• Dr. Sherrie Guerrero, Vice President of Instruction. • Dr. Ciriaco “Cid” Pinedo, interim vice president of administrative services and external relations. • Wayne Scaggs, Chaffey Foundation Board of Directors treasurer and army veteran. “The fact is that the program will never depreciate,” McDonald said. “The money will still be benefitting veterans in 50 years.” The program is anticipating a successful launch for the 2012 summer session. Veterans can begin the application period in May. For more information, visit the VRC in AD-125 or call (909) 652-6235.
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Verajean Dunwoody amazes at faculty lecture CARLOS ALBERTO HUIZAR
pril 17 was a day to relax away from the stressful expectation of classes for students, but it was an equally important day for the Faculty Senate and the entire community, recognizing the accomplishments of a dedicated faculty member. On April 17, the Faculty Senate invited the community to their Faculty Lecturer of the Year address, featuring Psychology Professor Verajean Dunwoody, who presented her address, “Reality: What’s that?” The address followed an introduction from Faculty Senate President Ardon Alger, who called the featured speaker an exceptional professor with many talents. “I consider her to being a renaissance woman,” said Alger, “The Faculty Senate is delighted to finally honor an individual who has brought influence and impact to the community.” “I brought my brain with me,” said Psychology Professor Verajean Dunwoody with a smile, as she approached the stage with a brain in a jar to a laughing audience, “I hope you (the audience) brought your thinking caps and are ready for some cognitive stimulation.” Dunwoody placed her brain on a stool and began talking to her colleagues and
students, immediately attracting the laughter with her creative jokes. She explained that her research consisted a mixture of neuroscience and sociocognitive psychology and how she plans to answer the following question in the 50-minute timespan: Does the younger generation precieve “reality” differently than individuals from a older generation? Dunwoody’s research by discusses the source of “self,” which is located in the brain. To better explain the scientific evidence, Dunwoody explained the research findings of Antonio Barnasio, Kurt Fisher, and Mary Immordino. The three scientist share the responsibility and credit for conducting numerous experiments of the insula and providing research findings of the insula’s abilities. The insula is in the middle of the brain, responsible for emotion, regulation for homeostasis, motor control, self-awareness, interpersonal, and cognitive function. With a Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging device (F-MRI), the device was able to reveal brain activity from the insula, which prove it being a source of “self” in the brain. After a thorough scientific explanation of the insula, Dunwoody explained how the younger generation is affected by the insula and also by society has toward their influence on reality. The educational
system is seen as a primary influence on students. The system mainly focuses on the posterior insula, which focuses on the physical context of the individual. As a result, students are less connected to their emotional context and perceive their reality differently than individuals around the age of 30, who were taught to dually connect both physical and emotional contexts of their “self.” “Our educational system currently harms the outcome of students by their method of instruction,” Dunwoody said. “Focusing on the physical context of the student can only diminish their person in the self and result in negative consequences.” Dunwoody said her teaching experience was an example of claim. When she first became an instructor, she was delighted to have students asking questions and being emotionally open to their work. Throughout the years, she has seen a change in pattern and noticed students being less social and creative in the classroom. She has also noticed an increase in bullying, suicide, depression, shootings and lack of enthusiasm in the classroom. She believes that the method of the educational system shares part of the blame. Dunwoody became hesitant to blame the parents, because most of the parents were children in the 1990s and were taught the
same ideology that the educational system currently enforces. “How can parents improve the outcomes and perception of students, when they themselves were taught the same ideology in school, “ Dunwoody said. Dunwoody urged the audience to change their method of instruction for a better outcome on the younger generation. She believes that the community already follows a path that can change the outcome of these students by offering programs such as Student Invitational, Clubs, One BookOne College, and offering assignments which exercise emotional processing and stimulate the anterior insula and improve the perception of the younger generation. Authoritative individuals such as professors and administrators should encourage students to question their ideology, which increases creativity and critical thinking. In addition, Dunwoody ensured the audience that questioning the ideology of the authoritative individuals does not automatically assume disloyalty, but influences broader learning. “ Many people may become offended with questioning, but we shouldn’t. It should be encouraged,” she said. “If students ask me on the reason for giving them a test, I better have a valid and logical reason.”
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Annual Car show drives the crowd wild KIRA OCHOA
eady. Set. VROOM! A parking lot full of cars is nothing new during any school day on the main campus, but on Sundays the lots are often empty. Not so on April 15 as the Chaffey College Car Club hosted the 4th Annual Car Show in the north parking lot and art complex. The event, which featured a record 152 entries, was held in conjunction with Family Day at the Wig!, sponsored by the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. The show featured cars, trucks, and motorcycles of different styles, backgrounds and years. There were low riders, automobiles listed from pre 1950’s, 1950’s up to newer models, custom models, and cars still under construction. The event was open to the public and featured music, food and a side show of “The Wild Thing,” a hot rod owned by Phil Leatherman, which shot flames out of the headers on the left and right side of the car. The flames were made with a combination of gas, methanol and spark plugs. The flames could shoot up to about five feet in the air and could be controlled by the driver by controlling the output of gas and methanol using dials found on the inside of the car. The show also featured a blast from the past: the first race car ever built by a college (which just happened to be built by Chaffey College) was on campus. The car was a Trans Am Camero and was built by the students in 1969 after it was found in a junk yard by instructor Sam Contino. “The students built the car from the frame up,” Sherm Taylor, an instructor for the automotive technology department and club advisor for the Car Club said. “At one time we had a race car technology class.” The car was driven by Paul Newman at the Ontario Speedway and it was because of this car, because he liked the car so much, that Newman went on to buy race cars and donated them to the college for students to work on. The current owners of the car are Mark and Linda Montanos, and it was because of their generosity that the car was on campus for the show. “The show seemed to be a great success,” Genesis Haro, photography major, said. “A lot of people came out to the event and they all seemed to be having such a great time. I am glad I got to come and see the show.” Hundreds of people came out to the event, looked at the cars, ate good food, and shared a relaxing Sunday afternoon with their families listening to music and enjoying the sunshine.
Phil Leatherman puts on a flame show in his 1931 Chevy at the 4th Annual Chaffey College Car Show on Sunday, April 15. Burning 5 gallons of gasoline and 6 gallons of methanol in 3 minutes, Leatherman had flames shooting 10 feet into the air for the large crowd.
Jim Salazar’s 1957 Chevrolet took second place in the Custom Division, in addition to receiving the award for Best Stock Appearing Paint at the 4th Annual Chaffey College Car Show on Sunday, April 15. KAITLYN ANDERSON
The 4th Annual Chaffey College Car Show had cars on display in the north parking lot of on Sunday, April 15.
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Family Day promotes the arts, community CARLY OWENS
olorful chalk paintings cover the cement, declaring that it is Family Day at the Wig! on Sunday, April 15. This was the 7th annual Family Day at the Wig! — an event hosted by the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, as a way to bring children and their families to the museum, as well as promote arts and literacy in the community. “It started in 2004 as a small all-ages art workshop on the Wignall Museum patio organized by our former director, Pamela Lewis,” Rebecca Trawick, curator, said. “It’s grown to include major support from campus clubs, and it invokes a more festival-like atmosphere.” Student clubs as well as other vendors brought out family-oriented activities, from a petting zoo hosted by Cozy Critters Petting Zoo, to balloon animals by C.F. Menzies. “It’s all about building community,” Donna Colondres, counselor and AMAN/ AWOMAN club adviser, said. Chalk painting, which was overseen by the AMAN/AWOMAN club, was hugely popular, and the staircase and surrounding sidewalk was a colorful testament to this. Aiotta Fun was there delighting people with her balloon creations. “I’ve been making balloon animals for seven years,” she said. “My dad taught me.” While she was forming a sunflower, a balloon popped. “We call that pop art!” she said. In addition to the various activities available, there was a preview of Pulse, the 2012 dance concert happening on April 2629, and a performance by Chaffey College Children’s Theatre, which will begin touring in local elementary schools on May 1. “The dance performance drew people in,” Michele Jenkins, full-time dance faculty and artistic director of Pulse, said.
Jerry Sawyer helps his daughter, Payton, 4, hold a baby chick in the Cozy Critters Petting Zoo, at Family Day at the Wig, on April 15. After warning her to be gentle, she giggled and exclaimed “It’s so fluffy.”
Aiotta Fun, intercultural studies major at Biola University, blowing up a heart shaped balloon, for the heart of flowers balloon creation, at Family Day at the Wig! On April 15. “I’m a plastic surgeon, on things that are supposed to be plastic,” Fun said.
Graffiti chalk art overwhelmed the area around the CAA bulding. People were allowed to draw whatever they wanted with chalk provided by the school for Family Day. Tesia Foster climbed rock obstacles to get to the spot.
“… a warm atmosphere and a sense of community…” Indeed, the dance preview was well received by the audience. Brittany Bootman, undecided, remarked that it was one of the highlights of Family Day for her. “I loved the petting zoo, the chalk art, the dance demonstration and the car show,” she said. This year was the first time that Family Day collaborated with the Chaffey Car Club’s 4th annual Car Show. “It was a wonderful collaboration that allowed both side-by-side events to share audiences,” Trawick said. “I thought it was very successful, and so far we’ve received excellent feedback.” Overall, it was fun event that brought out the inner-child in many people. As Bootman said, “I certainly felt younger than 20 years old!”
Tim Eswagen teaching the beginning choreography to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It,” at Family Day at the Wig! On April 15. Eswagen choreographed a piece for Pulse, the 2012 dance concert showing April 26-29, in the Chaffey College Theatre.
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Students show at IE Comic Expo DAVID DEHN
Inside art of The Plagued, a comic book produced by Daniel Whitfield, art major, and Camille Alaras, health care administration major, that was featured at the Inland Empire Comic Expo.
ey, like comics? Batman and Superman getting a little predictable? Don’t want to drive to San Diego to get to Comic-Con? The Inland Empire is gaining steam with its own Comic Expo. This year, the Fox Theater in the city of Redlands hosted the second annual IE Comic Expo on April 14 and 15. “The expo allows a great opportunity for aspiring independent comic book authors and artists to show their stuff without a three-year waiting list,” author of Zombie
Kill Squad and head honcho of the Redlands comic expo, AJ Herrera, said. Aspiring comics such as Chaffey’s very own The Plagued, written and drawn by Daniel Whitfield with Camille Alaras taking care of the lettering and cover art, were featured. But not only people from local areas find their way to the expo. A comic book by the title Pink Power, which is pretty much about a badass woman in pink kicking butt, is written by Zen from Washington. Can’t get enough zombies? Well, check out Zombie Tramp. “If you want violence in your comic
books, Zombie Tramp will provide it,” author Dan Mendoza said. Tired of reading? No worries. Visitors enjoyed the animated show created by Steve Sievers called Supa Pirate Booty Hunt. It sounds young and childish but is pretty entertaining, though the targeted audience is teens and up, so one might want to check it out before you let little ones watch it, if you have any little ones. Of course this is just a taste of the lovely comics and other goodies participants find at the Inland Empire Comic Expo. Check online for updates for future events at www.iecomicexpo.com.
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Whitfield’s comic sold at IE Comic Expo.
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any people would scream if they saw the walking dead. Heck, most people would run for their
lives. Not Daniel Whitfield, a Chaffey student, who recently displayed his first comic book, The Plagued, at the Inland Empire Comic Book Expo. Whitfield describes The Plagued as a slightly comedic zombie comic about the spread of the infectious zombie virus. “I went to a 24-hour comic book event where I wrote and drew my first issue of The Plagued,” Whitfield said. Camille Alaras, a member of the CAO (Chaffey Art Organization), lettered and covered the issue. “I have been drawing my whole life and for the last year and a half I started to get really serious about my comic,” Whitfield said. “It’s all about the fact that you get it done, not just to get noticed as an artist because thinking of the story line, drawing and coloring is each a challenge in themselves.” Alaras and Whitfield will be exhibiting their artwork and selling small merchandise at an art gallery called PermaDirty in Claremont on Friday May 4. For more information about The Plagued go to www.theplagued.net.
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Drum circle visits English class
Members of the Creation Stories Group and drummers from Ron Powell and Igaba performed for Dr. Julie LaMay’s class.
Film and radio lovers treated at student showcase
r. Julie LaMay’s folklore class got a special treat March 28. The class was visited by Ron Powell and Igaba, a group of professional musicians who come together on occasion to share a cultural experience with their audiences. English 71 is centered around studying the meaning, origins, and definitions that make up folklore stories. Part of the presentation that was done by the Creation Stories Group, made up of classmates Matt
Borbon, Matthew Martinhall, Chris Hildebrandt, and Alexandria Powell, who invited Powell and Igaba to the class. The group took the class on a musical journey across the world. The drum circle involved the entire class playing a different instrument. Some of the instruments that were played for the class included the djembe, congas, the berimbau, bongos, talking drums, and other drums. The members of the group that came into the class were Ron Powell, Nat Scott,
Vincent Heckard, and Ed Cartwright. Powell explained how they are all professional musicians who want to share a cultural experience and express cultural diversity. “They come together to give back to the community. They travel around and give similar presentations for other events and schools,” Alexandria Powell said. Students who wish to learn more about Ron Powell and his music, or who want to buy a CD (or two), can visit his website: ronpowellpercussion.com.
alling all film and radio fanatics. On April 10, Professor Daniel Jacobo hosted the 3rd Annual Broadcasting and Cinema showcase, which revealed the top broadcasting and cinema student’s projects. The showcase room was at full capacity, people standing in the back waiting to see the innovated projects. “I thought the showcase went great, more showed than I expected,” Corey Crimmins, radio, TV, and film major, said. “It was a good outcome.” The lights turned off and the screen filled with imaginative creations from students. To create the projects, students used the latest state-of-the-art equipment and software. “All forms of media were presented. It was an eye opener for me in seeing there is more than one way to get something done,” Cody Carp, broadcasting major, said. Broadcasting students were asked to produce an auditory interpretation of what outer space sounded like to them. They also created sounds to an animated numbers clip as well as generate their own radio montage which consisted of a short voice recorded introduction and their favorite songs. The audience also heard the top Broadcasting 65 students radio shows, which can be heard on Chaffey’s radio station 1630 AM or online. Cinema students imaginatively created descriptive scripts for their own feature films. The scripts read so it can be easily envisioned in the mind. TV, cinema, and post production students created their very own short TV shows and movies. Professor Jacobo hopes that spotlighting the top projects will spark other students’ interest in the program. “By seeing other student’s projects, I hope to open the door for students in other courses,” Jacobo said. “The fear factor will be lessened and will give motivation to students to sign up for classes.” The Film Club will be hosting a film festival on Friday April 27 in CAA-218 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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Cuckoo’s Nest flies high at Chaffey Theatre PHOTOS BY JOE WORRELL
Scenes from Chaffey theatre arts production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest had audience laughing — and thinking.
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n March 29, a play based on the 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Ken Kessey, was presented by the Chaffey College Theatre. This comical drama is narrated by Native American inmate called “Chief,” played by Alfred Munos. The plot of the play centers around a man named Randall Patrick McMurphy, played by Mike Glenny, who dodged a prison sentence for statutory rape by faking insanity and instead serving his sentence in a mental hospital. The head administrative nurse, Mildred Ratched, played by Kelsey Cole, dominates the ward with strict regulations and medicinal treatment abuse. McMurphy enters the ward unwilling to accept defeat to nurse Ratched. He refuses to accept the system and upsets the inmate’s routines by rebelling against it and influencing them to do the same, eventually giving the inmates the courage to stand up for themselves. The crowd favorite, the character of Martini, played by DJ Hughes, is a patient who suffers from hallucinations. Hughes played this role very well with an amazing sense of humor sometimes running around the stage simply laughing. When he spoke, he used a very humorous accent and anytime he took the stage, the audience erupted with laughter. “The show turned out amazing and the only regret is that we didn’t get more support from the Chaffey faculty, very few faculty members actually showed up and it’s truly sad that more faculty members don’t come out to support Chaffey students,” said Hughes. In addition to these fine actors the stage set up was done very nicely with the background music and images that were displayed on the walls while the Chief narrated. “My favorite character was the rebellious one, McMurphy. My favorite scene is when they start throwing a party and all let loose,” Michelle Hernandez, patron, said. “I feel the over all message would be to follow your instincts and to do what your heart tells you to do.” The play was done in good taste, each actor individually did an amazing job giving a very convincing performance that portrayed and taught the audience a lifelong lesson: never fear change, for change is nature and every now and then we should allow fresh minded individuals to enter our daily routines in life and refresh us.
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Roman Stollenwerk (center) uses scissor lift to hang filament that will suspend photographs while students Derek Ortega and Edgar Carranza assist with the preparations.
Derek Ortega and Christopher Fontilla work on preparing the Wiqnall for the installation of their artwork for display at the Student Invitational.
Jus’toi Singer views Phillip Watson’s work at the reception for the artists at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art on April 18.
Reven Remo admires the work of Jerry Acosta that is on display at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art now through May 17.
even more realistic. “It probably took about two months of work. I used every hour I could get to make them,” Green said. She experimented with several different heads and shades of laminated resin to get the end products. “I’m very happy with how it turned out. It definitely changed a few times of what I wanted to, but I am very happy with how it turned out,” she said. Architecture was another element used in some of the works of certain artists. Art major, Sara Koh, used all of her time to make her ceramic piece that she has been told looks like a virus. “It took me all semester. It is made out of ceramic. I have done each piece separately,” Koh said. “It took me two days to put the whole thing together.” All the pieces were grey but had a green incorporated in them to make the whole piece stand out. “It is kind of like my theme, I use balance and architecture
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Many of the photographers used themselves as the central focus of their work. Artist and photography major, Christopher Fontilla, used his hands in every single one of his photographs. The difficult part was that he was not only modeling for his own shots, but also taking the photos at the same time. He described his work as “a study of idiosyncrasies between myself and the subject that I photograph.” The detailing in each photograph made the audience stop and take a step closer. On the opposite end of Fontilla’s works hung ceramic major, Brooke Green’s pieces. Green’s ceramic pieces were heads of different sorts of animals that hunters usually hang on their walls. An animal lover herself, Green is
against the recreational hunting of animals for sport. She did not intend to make these pieces for the exhibition originally, but the jury was very impressed with the taxidermy like pieces that Green had done. Green completely changed the direction in where she was going for the invitational. “My work is inspired by when people go out and kill animals,” Green said. “The gruesome act of going out and killing an animal, cutting off its head and putting in on their wall as a trophy, it’s kind of grotesque to me.” The animal heads were all white. What set each one apart was the colored area on the head that showed where the animal was wounded. “I decided to put those animals up on the wall to show how they died. Because that’s the whole point of taxidermy, to cover up how they died and make it look like they’re alive again,” Green said. Each head had a dripping red resin that resembled blood, making the pieces look
to guide me,” she said. Artist Olivia Manchego wanted to relate her pieces with the public. The fine arts and photography major also used herself as the muse in her photographs. She described the pieces to be a reflection of her personal feelings. “Through my work I attempt to have a sort of catharsis and share my feelings with others and then attempt to relate.” The exhibition drew in a crowd for the artist reception that was held on April 19. Students were able to talk one on one with the artists and have them explain their artworks. Each artist made their artworks relatable to the audience. The pieces were flawless and each artist was proud of the months of hard work they put into it. “It is a really strong exhibition that features the breadth and depth of the art program in the visual and performing arts,” Misty Burruel said. The exhibit will be up and open to the public through May 17.
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Chaffey employee Danny Martinez boxes at Fight Club SARA GODING
Danny Martinez featured at Fight Club in Costa Mesa on April 12.
uick combos, light feet and hard hits flew at Southern California’s fight capital, Fight Club, at the Orange County Fair Grounds on April 12. Chaffey’s own Danny Martinez of Azuza was the star of the premier bout of the night as he faced off against Ricardo Garcia of La Habra. “Danny fights real aggressive,” Sal Enriquez, boxing fan, said. “When I see him fight, I want to kick some ass.” Martinez’ professional record entering the ring was 2-1 with both wins by way of knockout. Garcia stepped in with three wins and two losses with one knockout under his belt. “Touch gloves and back to your corners,” the referee said. Garcia stole the first hit of the match
as Martinez kept his elbows in close and let his opponent rack up a couple of hits. Martinez touched the mat towards the end of the first round but bounced back and finished hard. Martinez ended the first round with solid blows and a hard jab to Garcia’s head. Martinez came out strong in the second round with powerful combos. “Let it go, Danny,” fans from the crowd shouted. “Double it up!” The crowd exploded in the third round when the referee took a point away from Garcia for head butting Martinez. The bout was put on hold as both fighters returned to their corners and Martinez received medical attention for a minor cut above his left eye. “I really thought I had him,” Martinez said. “But I couldn’t really see because there was so much blood in my eye.” The third round finished with passion
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Danny Martinez of Azuza faces off against Ricardo Garcia of La Habra.
and fury as both fighters gave it their all. Martinez came out hard in the fourth and final round chasing a distressed and tired Garcia around the ring. The determination and heart of both fighters set the tone for a great night of combat. “Wow, a lot of action and a hell of a war for ya,” the announcer said as the judges tallied up the points. The bout ended in a draw, 37-37. “He did all right,” Louie Valenzuela, Martinez’ assistant trainer, said. “It’s a learning process. The head butts got to him. It’s against the rules, but it’s up to the ref to call it.” Due to his injury, Martinez’ next fight has yet to be determined. Check for updates on Martinez’ next fight at www.thebreezeonline.com.
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Running to health and wellness
n April 4, Chaffey College hosted its 2nd annual 5K run on at Grigsby field. The event was organized to bring awareness to healthy living as part of Health and Wellness week and was open to anyone in the community. The event brought in a large array of
participants, students from local high school as well as children and families joined in the fun. The run starts off with a two lap start, then continues around the campus in a specific route and finished with a two laps. The participants had the choice of either running or walking with a prize given to the fastest runner and fastest walker. The fastest runner was accounting major John
Anderson who trained for the 5K run by establishing a running routine. “I usually run about 3 times a week for 6 miles to stay in relatively good shape,” he said. The winner for the fastest walker was a Justin Herchenaoeder, a high school student from Los Osos High school. “It was something my mom signed me up for and it feels pretty good to win first
place,” Herchenaoeder said. The 5K run promoted healthy living, exercise and an organic lifestyle. The event also helped raise money for future scholarships. In the end, the event helped the students along with giving knowledge for a better living. “We want to Address people on health, way to involve them in their activities” said Dean of Instructional Support Laura Hope.
Gary Byrd The 2nd Annual 5k Run/Walk took place on Grigsby field on April 7. The participants could either walk or run the entire track. DARLEINE HEITMAN
Josh Beall runs the last quarter mile around Grigsby Field track in the Chaffey College Annual 5k Run/ Walk on Saturday, April 7, 2012. Beall is the second place finisher of the 5k run that took place on the campus.
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fter back-to-back losses, the Panthers came back with bats swinging against the San Bernardino Valley College Wolverines. The first two innings were kept at zero a piece until the bottom of the second when freshman Robert Cummins hit a single to center, driving in infielder Julio Espinoza for the RBI, which gave the Panthers the early lead. Starting pitcher Carlos Fuentes kept his cleats in the dirt by getting consistent outs from SBVC’s lineup. Outfielder Daniel McNabb was able to score another run for Chaffey during the bottom of the third when Espinoza drove the ball into right field, making it 2-0 Chaffey. At one point, SBVC felt threatened by Espinoza and intentionally walked him in the fifth inning. Unfortunately, SBVC rose against Fuentes during the sixth inning when shortstop Rafael Romo made a hit to right field with the bases loaded and drove in an RBI. then fellow Wolverine outfielder Leonard Malfavon made contact with a bunt and put across another run. Fuentes found himself in a deep hole when he walked another player and Wolverine infielder Joseph Szczepanski hit a ball bringing in another run, giving SBVC a 4-2 lead. Coach Jeff Harlow wasn’t going to risk
a spot in the playoffs and brought in pitcher Tyler Campbell to finish off the inning and get the final two outs. In the bottom of the sixth, the Panthers had to play catch up. Tim Helton started off with a single and the Wolverine’s pitcher became careless and allowed Helton to steal to second. Even though Cummins popped a fly to centerfield Helton was able to make it to third base. Infielder Matt Redfearn slammed a ball to the second baseman who missed it which allowed Helton to score. “To square up a ball felt like an adrenaline rush and it just felt like a constant battle with San Bernardino,” Redfearn said. “We have to win three more games to make it to playoffs.” McNabb nailed the ball all the way to the centerfield fence getting driving in an RBI. The triple from McNabb tied the score at 4, and while waiting for fellow panther outfielder Patrick Killy to hit, the SBVC pitcher got sloppy and threw wild pitch which made McNabb fly by the catcher to score for the Panthers and giving them a 5-4 lead. The Panthers’ defense stayed on top of their game and never let an SBVC player get close to third base. They kept their lead by one run to win the game and keep their drive to the playoffs a reality. The first round of playoffs begin on May 1.
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