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Volume 23. Issue 8

Literary magazine yanked off shelves CARLY OWENS

An empty spot on a bookshelf of the bookstore is not an unusual sight during the first week of school, unless it is where Volume IX of the Chaffey Review is supposed be, and every copy has been pulled off of the shelf, in a startling act of censorship. As of Jan. 16, at the request of Dr. Henry Shannon, president of Chaffey College, Volume IX has been pulled off the shelf. Before Volume IX went to print, it was previewed by a committee of 15 members, made up of professors and professionals in artistic fields. “I don't know what has been deemed offensive," Michelle Dowd, editorial director and faculty adviser of the Review, said. “I have been told to limit distribution of this edition, but not told why." The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, and this includes freedom of the student press as well. Chaffey is a public school, and according to the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), the court prohibits confiscating copies, requiring prior review, removing objectionable material, and limiting circulation. The Review is a student published literary journal, and the product of English 35. Each volume has a theme, and the class works to make sure that every piece put into the volume, whether art, poetry, fiction etc. goes along with the theme. Volume IX was no different, but this theme, Innocence & Experience, lent itself to some more controversial pieces. “The students worked very diligently on the volume, and their work deserves to be seen, which ultimately it will.” Dowd is listed as Editorial Director of the Review, but not in the traditional sense. That was a title the students came up with, meaning that Dowd was a manager of the team of editors, and offered direction when asked, especially in form, but she had no say over the content. “I am legally bound by the First Amendment to stand by the students, who make their own choices,” Dowd said. Lewis has no regrets. Shakisha Harvey, director of the art team, worked with the other students to choose the art pieces that went into the journal. For extremely controversial pieces, it took an entire class vote to decide whether or not to include the piece. Before Volume IX went to print, it was

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“I’m most proud of this volume because it takes the risks we say that we will in our mission statement.” — Melissa Lewis

previewed by a committee of 15 members, made up of professors and professionals in artistic fields. “We were looking to keep integrity for the themes,” Melissa Lewis, senior editor for Volume IX, said. “The committee agreed that it [all] went along with the theme.” Even after these processes, some of the art, specifically, can be offensive to some, and seen as controversial. Students who were a part of the creative team of the volume were upset. “I didn't expect them to actually pull the book,” poetry director for Volume IX Marco Murnez, said. “I think it was stupid that they did that.” Dowd sent a copy to Dr. Sherrie Guerrero, vice president of instruction, who noticed not only the graphic art, but the violent content of the writings as well. Dowd is listed as Editorial Director of the Review, but not in the traditional sense. That was a title the students came up with, meaning that Dowd was a manager of the team of editors, and offered direction when asked, especially in form, but she had no say over the content. "In my position, it's trying to balance, taking anything that could be seen as a threat to the campus seriously, and also balancing students First Amendment rights," Guerrero said. "We just needed some time to work through that.” Volume IX will now be sold with a disclaimer on the cover, warning readers that there is more graphic and violent content than in past volumes. “I think that's a fair solution that lets potential readers know there's some stuff in here, but also protects the First Amendment rights of the students," Guerrero said. "We don't want the students to think we aren't supporting them.” The First Amendment protects the freedom of the press, and this includes freedom of the student press as well. Chaffey is a public school, and according to the Student Press Law Center (SPLC), the court prohibits confiscating copies, requiring prior review, removing objectionable material, and limiting circulation. Instead of simply warning about the

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PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: CARLY OWENS Melissa Lewis, senior editor of Volume IX of the Chaffey Review, stands next to where Volume IX should be, but was pulled from the shelf on Jan. 16. Back on the self as of Jan 25, it will now features a disclaimer on the cover reading: “The Chaffey College Review contains material that is graphic and violent. While the College wishes to express its sincere support of and condolences to the victims and the families of recent school violence, it has a legal and ethical responsibility to uphold the First Amendment rights of its students. If you believe that this content would be upsetting to you, please do not read.”

violent and graphic nature, it also extends sympathy to the families of the victims of recent school violence, which Lewis feels in unnecessary. “This book has nothing to do with school violence. People lean more toward writing about those themes, because they are such a big part of humanity,” Lewis said. “It seems like they're trying to use the power of suggestion to keep people from buying it.” Students who were a part of the creative team of the volume were upset. Dowd does not hold any animosity towards those who pulled it off of the shelf. “It is a valuable learning experience for the students, learning where the lines are and whether or not they have crossed them.” Dowd said. “And if they did cross them, what they might do differently in the future.” Lewis also sees the situation as a good

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learning experience. “We're going to become better artists because of it, and we've now learned where those lines are,” Lewis said. “I can't promise that we won't cross them again, but now we know where they are.” As of Jan. 16, at the request of Dr. Henry Shannon, president of Chaffey College, Volume IX has been pulled off the shelf. English department coordinator Neil Watkins believes the situation could have been handled more gracefully. “The students worked very diligently on the volume, and their work deserves to be seen, which ultimately it will." Lewis has no regrets. “The point of the book is to make you think, and I believe we've accomplished that with this book,” Lewis said. “I'm most proud of this volume because it takes the risks we say that we will in our mission statement.”

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Kay Peek, Director of Student Health Services, shares booklets and paperwork on flu protection with student Claudia Orellana.

January 29th

Other Events

PTK’s Relay For Life Fundraiser

Spring Exhibition at the Wignall

The Phi Theta Kappa honor society is hosting a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society on Jan. 29 at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse across fro the Ontario Mills from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Present the fundraiser flyer to your server and 15 percent of your bill will be donated to the cause.

The Wignall Museum is hosting “The New World” exhibition through March 22. The display features artists who attended art schools in Southern California. ‘Hope’ Student Art Contest

January 31st

1st Coffee Nite and Human Trafficking Come by the CAA lobby at 5 p.m. and meet your ASCC reps and many clubs members. End it with a bang: Fresh hot cocoa, coffees and pastries. The event will be held in conjunction to the our CASE lecture on human trafficking awareness in CAA-211

February 1st

Tour of Second Harvest Food Bank A tour of Second Harvest Food Bank will be held for students interested in learning how a food bank works. The tour starts at 10 a.m. Limited seating in Chaffey College vans is available. Seats are to be reserved by emailing charmaine.phipps@chaffey. edu.

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yHomeless? Film Screening yHomeless? is a documentary by filmmaker Glen Dunzweller made while he was facing possible foreclosure. Students are welcome to join him on his journey of discovery at 6 p.m. in CAA-211.

Chaffey College students are encouraged to submit artwork that represents a journey of “hope.” The chosen work will be used in brochures, banners, posters and other promotional materials. If students have experience in drawing, painting, photography and other forms of art then they should consider entering the 2012/2013 “Hope”` Student Art/Photo competition. Details available on chaffey.edu website. Chaffey College’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program The school will be offering free income tax preparation to individuals with income less than $51,000. This is an IRS-sponsored program and Chaffey is one of the few community colleges to participate. Fouryear universities are normally the only institutions to offer this service. See full story, page 4. Chaffey Bookstore Discount Tickets The Chaffey Bookstore offers discounted tickets for students to Disneyland, AMC Theatre, Knott’s Berry Farm and many others. For more information, visit the bookstore and see what they offer.

January 2013 – A college employee reported to Campus Police that she had been receiving voice mail messages from a former student of Chaffey College. The messages included threats of harm to the employee. Campus Police conducted an investigation and have identified the suspect as Malcolm Anyakora. Police responded to Anyakora’s last known residence and were unable to locate him. Campus Police will be submitting their case to the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s office for criminal filing and the issuance of an arrest warrant against Anyakora. If you should see Anyakora on or around campus, or receive any phone calls or voice mail messages from him, contact Campus Police Dispatch immediately at 652-6911 or extension 6911.

Sports Schedule Panther Men’s Basketball

Sat. Feb. 2 - Rio Hondo @ Rio Hondo 3 p.m. Wed. Feb. 6 - San Bernardino @ San Bernardino 7 p.m. Sat. Feb. 9 - Antelope Valley @ Chaffey 3 p.m.

Panther Women’s Basketball Sat. Feb. 2 - Rio Hondo @ Rio Hondo 1 p.m. Wed. Feb. 6 - San Bernardino @ San Bernardino 5 p.m. Sat. Feb. 9 - Antelope Valley @ Chaffey 1 p.m. Panther Baseball Fri. Feb. 1 - Southwestern @ Southwestern 1 p.m. Sat. Feb. 2 - Grossmont @ Grossmont 11 a.m. Thurs. Feb. 7 - Citrus @ Chaffey 2 p.m. Fri. Feb 8 - Citrus @ Citrus 2 p.m. Sat. Feb 9 - Los Angeles Harbor @ Los Angeles Harbor 12 p.m. Panther Softball Thurs. Jan. 31 - El Camino @ El Camino 3 p.m. Tues. Feb 5 - Fullerton @ Fullerton 3 p.m. Wed. Feb 6 - Los Angeles Harbor @ Chaffey 3 p.m. Thurs. Feb 7 - East Los Angeles College @ Chaffey 3 p.m.

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Want to earn money to stop smoking? Claremont Graduate University faculty are conducting a study for individuals interested in quitting smoking. Located on the Chaffey campus, once you complete the 7-week study you earn $40. If interested, call: 909-607-9813

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Psychology major Chandra Gostin hard at work in the library. “The best thing in life you can do for yourself is pursue an education. No matter how hard it gets, stay dedicated. This world needs smart people.” See story on “friendly advice,” page 9.

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Obama addresses students’ concerns DANNA FAKHOURY

Students walked away from President Barack Obama’s second-term Inauguration address on Jan. 21 with high hopes and common concerns. The speech came at a time in which the nation and its leadership are greatly divided over matters concerning gun control, health care reform, an end of a decade’s long war, and looming economic issues. The President’s address resonated with people across the map, students and retirees alike. Whether students anticipate transferring in the fall or frantically wait for the clock to strike midnight on the date of their registration, much remains in the air regarding the future of higher education and what current budget deficits will translate at a personal level. Ryan Leach, a w major, is thankful a decade of war has an end in sight. “If we hadn’t gone to war that money could have been used to fund Social Security, Medicare, anywhere else, especially education,” Leach said. “California has the highest tuition costs.” Leach urged his fellow students to stay informed and politically active. “It felt great to vote because my voice was getting heard,” first-time voter Leach said. “The person I voted for didn’t have a very good chance of winning but I still felt that it made some sort of impact.” Coinciding with the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Obama’s Inauguration served as a beacon for the echoing calls for equal rights. “What binds this nation together is not the colors of skin or the tenets of faith or the origins of our names,” Obama said, “It is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: that all men are created equal.” Obama took the opportunity to set forth his agenda for the duration of his second term citing the need for gay rights. Although legislation for same-sex marriages has been passed in some states, such gay

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rights have yet to be enacted at the national level. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” the President

said, “For if we are truly created equal then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” Obama went on to discuss the need for equal wages regardless of gender, “Our

journey isn’t complete until our wives, mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts,” he said. Tomi Fajemisin, an illustration major and first-time voter spoke of his support of the President. “I feel like he’s saying it’s okay to be you, sort of telling Americans to accept one another and to truly be happy with what we have,” Fajemisin said.”And to not try and change ourselves just because of what other people may want,” Equal rights appeared to the be the driving force in the President’s speech. He touched on the often debated topic of immigration vowing to initiate reform that would welcome hopeful immigrants seeking new opportunities in the United States. California, through legislation granted by way of the California DREAM Act, has made progress towards immigration reform, allowing undocumented students to pursue an education and in turn realize their pursuit of the American Dream. Fajemisin, the son of Nigerian immigrants, spoke passionately about immigrants stating that they are Americans at heart even though their documents tell otherwise. “It’s a sad thing to hear that people who have lived in America their whole life, embraced the culture and may be more American and better civil servants than others are still being told to leave the country,” Fajemisin said. Obama repeated the words, “We The People” throughout his speech alluding to the Constitution’s Preamble while jointly uniting the nation in its common goals and efforts. He spoke of the need for bipartisanship and the faithful service of all elected leaders. “My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today like the one recited by others who serve in this cabinet was an oath to God and country,” Obama said. “not party or faction, and we must faithfully execute that pledge in the duration of our service.”

Associated Students of Campus Police offer Chaffey College accepting safety tips and services scholarship applications ELAINE DELEON

ROBERT ORTIZ Money for education. The Twenty-First Annual Scholarship Program is now accepting submission essays from all students who qualify. The program is funded by the college service fee and administered by the ASCC/Student Activities. A list of all available topics can be found in the Student Activities Office or at www. chaffey.edu/stuactiv/scholarship.shtml. Each topic has various requirements and award amounts, are geared to both new and returning students. The goal of this program is to help students achieve their dream of completing a higher education. Susan Stewart, Director of Student Activities echoed this by saying that they “encourage a student to follow their dreams.” “This is my first semester, and I would definitely apply,” undecided major Cindy Ramirez said. “Money is always good for school.” “I knew the college offered scholarships but not these in particular,” Psychology

major Mark Porraz said. A student can win up to $1,000, which can be used in any way they choose. “I did not know about these but would definitely apply,” psychology major Rebecca Olmos said. If the essay writing seems daunting, the Language Success Center is offering five workshops specifically focused on writing for this essay competition. More information about these workshops can be found in the Language Success Center (BEB-101) or by calling (909) 652-6820. A valid student ID is required to attend any workshop. The deadline to submit all essays is on Tuesday March 26 at 2 p.m, in the Student Activities Office. The Student Activities Office would like to stress that this deadline is non-negotiable. A two week judging period by various councils of faculty members will follow. Winners will be notified after this judging period. An invite only ceremony to recognize the students’ accomplishments will also be held.

It is the third week of January and the campus springs back to life as both students and faculty return to the routine of classes and assignments. Campus Police is also returning to the daily routine of maintaing and enforcing campus safety procedures. A total of nine school shootings have occurred across the nation, including the infamous school shooting that occurred in Connecticut in Dec., which may have been one of the deadliest shootings. Just last week a shooting was reported in Texas at Lone Star College on Tuesday. According to the Campus Police website, information is available on how to prepare if a dangerous security incident should occur. If the student is faced with a situation that may put their life in jeopardy, there are crime reporting procedures they can follow. The data that is displayed is information that is gathered from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Chaffey College Campus Community, in accordance with the Federal Student Right-to-Know

and Campus Security Act of 1990. “I feel pretty good about the campus security because they are always on duty and they appear to be on sight everywhere,” Josh Stout, technology major, said. “I feel the security isn’t that good since there is hardly any education toward the students and there isn’t even any instruction given to new students on their first day,” Gricelda Negrete, undecided major, said. Although most students have said that they feel confident in the Campus Police, they do all agree that the communication towards the student is generally lacking. “I would feel alright if something were to happen,” nursing major Brooke De Los Rios said. On the campus website there are tips made available to students, such as: be aware of your surroundings, use caution in isolated areas on campus, know the location of the emergency phone on your class routes, keep personal items out of sight during class or in the library, use the escort service from Campus Police, call for help if you see or hear someone in trouble, and try to take self-defense classes to defend yourself.


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Accounting instructor, Theresa Thompson, heads the free tax preparation class in BE-108 on Jan. 18 as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

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Accounting dept. helps community with tax returns

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The accounting department, led by Teresa Thompson, is officially in training mode in order to prepare taxes. Training classes are being held in two sessions with expectations of 40 volunteers eager to ready people’s taxes. “I basically train them from the ground up,” Thompson said. “I tell them they never have to have seen a 1040 before.” The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) is a way to assist people

with an income of $51,000 or less with their taxes. Lower income families are encouraged to take part in this, and the program is not limited to students. It is offered to any person of the community. A specialty service is also being offered for foreign and military tax needs as well. The program is normally offered through universities and non-profit organizations, and Chaffey is one of the few community colleges to get the opportunity. This will be the college’s fourth year par-

ticipating in the program. Students involved are required to pass a minimum of two IRS competency tests and sign a two-page contract ensuring privacy. The program last year successfully completed 129 returns, which generated $150,000 in tax refunds. Students involved with the program speak highly of its benefits. “It’s good because we get to help families that can’t normally afford getting their taxes done, get them prepared through us,” accounting major Lupeolo Siulua said.

This program is giving the students the opportunity to get a good amount of hands-on experience while helping out the community. Along with the experience, volunteers will receive course credit and a certificate to showcase that they have participated in the program. The services will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 1 to April 12 at the Rancho Cucamonga campus in BE 108. Tax payers are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, with military priority.

it is the first place most students go to look for information. Section 2.3 states, “Community Colleges will develop and use centralized and integrated technology, which can be accessed through campus or district web portals, to better guide students in their educational processes.” By creating student applications, the task force believes it will enable students to guide much of their own educational planning, by having all the information they need online. The task force and the CCCBG highlight a few key issues in the system today, one of those being the lack of college readiness students show. Statistics show that “70-90 percent of first time students who take an assessment test require remediation in English, math, or both.” To remedy this problem the task force created section 2.4, which states “[we will] require students whose diagnostic assessments show a lack of readiness for college to participate in a support resource, such as a student success course, learning community, or other sustained intervention, provided by the college for new students.” This means that if students score below the intended math or English course, they will be required to take a support class or program, apart from the rest of their classes. In addition, the task force addresses priority registration, which is usually given to continuing students to give them a better chance at getting the classes they need to get their degree or to transfer. In section 2.5, the Task Force explains that new students as well as continuing students will now get the opportunity to get priority registration. However, it will only be given to students who have declared a program of study and are on the right path to success. Section 2.5 recommends, “[encouraging] students to declare a program of study upon admission, intervene if a declaration is not made by the end of their second term, and require declaration by the end of their third term in order to maintain enrollment priority.”

Section 3.1 further states that the “highest enrollment priority should be provided for 1) Continuing students in good standing who are making progress towards a certificate, degree, transfer, or career objective. 2) First time students who participate in orientation and assessment and develop an informed education plan. 3) Are active duty military and recent veterans, current and emancipated foster youth, students with disabilities, and disadvantage students.” Further, “Continuing Students should lose enrollment priority if they 1) Do not follow their original or a revised plan, 2) Are placed for two consecutive terms on Academic Probation or Progress Probation. 3) Failure to declare a program of studying by the end of their third term. 4) Accrue 100 units, not including basic skills and ESL.” The task force recommends in section 3.2 to “require students to meet various conditions and requirements.” Such re-

quirements include, A) Requiring students receiving a BOG fee waiver to identify a degree, certificate, transfer, or career advancement goal. B) Require students to meet most institutional satisfactory progress standards to be eligible for the fee waiver renewal. C) Limit the number for units covered under the BOG fee waiver to 110 units.” Section 4.1 states that the “highest priority for course offerings shall be given to credit and non-credit courses that advance students’ academic progress in the areas of basic skills.” There will be more classes that students need to reach their degree or transfer requirements, in place of classes that are not transferable or needed to get a degree. The first steps of implementing these recommendations are now under away. Editor’s note: Updates will be published in future issues of The Breeze.

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current General Fund dollars for K-14 education. As a result, schools will see just a $2.6 billion increase in funding in 201213, despite the fact that Proposition 30 will generate $5.3 billion in new revenue” this year. The bills that contain the freeze are Assembly Bill 67 and Senate Bill 58. Assemblyman Jeff Gorell, a Republican from Camarillo, California, is a college instructor and the author of Assembly Bill 67. Senate Bill 58 was written by Senator Anthony Cannella, a Republican from Ceres, California—a city in Stanislaus County. According to www.leginfo.ca.gov, both bills must win two-thirds of the votes in order to pass. The site also says that Assembly Bill 67 was referred to the Committee on Higher Education on Jan. 18, and may be heard in the Committee on Feb. 7. Senate Bill 58 was referred to the Committee on Education and may be acted

Student task force works to improve California Community Colleges JOCABETH SALVADOR

Senate Bill 1456 has recently attracted media attention by boasting unprecedented reforms at the California community college level. This bill, which will affect millions of students, is a direct product of another bill (SB 1143), passed by then, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2010. SB 1143 compelled the California Community College Board of Governors, to adopt a plan by 2012, aiming to “[improve] student success... [award] more associate degrees, and [transfer] more students to [CSU or UC] campuses,” said the CCC. edu website. The board then created the Student Success Task Force, which was assembled on January 2011, and worked for nine months trying to find ways to improve the CCC system. They then spent an additional two months in October and November of 2011. Listening to opinions on how to further improve community colleges from students, teachers and staff. In the end, the task force came up with 22 recommendations on how to improve California Community Colleges, which is what Senate Bill 1456 (Student Success Act of 2012) is. Seven of those 22 recommendations will, however, directly affect students on issues such as priority registration, financial aid and course availability. The first recommendation that will directly affect students is described in Section 2.2. It states, “[we will] require all incoming community college students to: 1) Participate in diagnostic assessment and orientation 2) Develop an education plan.” It further states, “By requiring students to participate in these core services, the community college system will ensure that students have the foundational tools necessary to make informed choices about their education.” This section also states that students will be required to develop an education plan when enrolling, if they would like to receive priority registration. The task force acknowledges how important technology is to students, because

Cold weather brings possible tuition freeze for higher education When the State Legislature convened in Sacramento on Jan. 7, Republicans proposed a tuition freeze that would last for the next seven years while Proposition 30 is in effect. The freeze would prevent tuition and fee increases at all three levels of higher education institutions in California — community colleges, California State Universities (CSU), and Universities of California (UC). Proposition 30, which is a tax increase that passed in November, should generate $50 billion in new revenue for California’s K-12 and public higher education institutions in the next seven years. According to a Jan. 7 press release, “Republicans said that while there is a provision in the measure to ensure this new revenue flows directly to schools, there is another provision in the measure which allows the Legislature to reduce


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Chaffey looking better than ever during 130th year SARA GODING

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Chaffey College celebrates 130 years of education with open house events all year long to include past, present and future students. Beginning as the Chaffey College School of Agriculture in 1883 with 15 students and two faculty members and growing to over 18,000 students who may pursue over 100 disciplines, a variety of events are planned to celebrate this milestone all year long. “It is a great opportunity for people to come and see the campus transformation from where we were to where we are now,” Peggy Cartwright, director of Marketing and PR, said. “To see all the new buildings and a lot of the programs and the clubs will be out in the promenade to showcase all the great things that they do.” The events begin on March 9 at the Rancho Cucamonga campus. The automotive technology students will demonstrate the latest technology in the field and the nursing students will provide health screenings and information for visitors. “The anniversary open house will give community members insight to the quality education that the college has to offer to our community,” Carlos Huizar, ASCC President, urban planning major, said. “I look forward to celebrating our rich history as one of the oldest community colleges.” The Chino campus will showcase the fashion design and culinary arts programs that are provided on site. The vocational nursing program will be available to take participants on a tour of the new Health Sciences Center. “Some community members don't know that we have these great new buildings,” Nick Nazarian, Director of Alumni Relations, said. “You almost have to see them to really appreciate them.” The students from the school of visual and performing arts will exhibit their work at the new art studio on the Fontana campus. Each event will be different and promises something for everyone. Several local restaurants and businesses have agreed to provide food and services free for visitors. Activities are planned for all those in attendance including children, community members and potential students. Current students interested in volunteering at any event can contact Nazarian at the Alumni office in the Administration Building. “Chaffey has such a long and rich history in the community that it seems somehow or another everyone has a connection to Chaffey and this is our thank you to them and a way to celebrate with them,” Cartwright said. “Chaffey College is a community college for everyone.”


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Venture into “The New World” at the Wignall

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A segment of H. Croswaithe’s “Guadalupana March” at The New World’s opening night Jan 22.

KIMBERLY JOHNSON Part of the allure wrapped up in viewing an art exhibit can arguably be found in not knowing what to expect. From the likes of crystal chandeliers laced across the ceiling to monochromatic paint splatters thrown against the walls, there's a mystery and message waiting on every exhibit's opening day. The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art's latest exhibit, "The New World," somehow combines the two seemingly contrasting mental images described above into one remarkably cohesive exhibit. But, instead of crystal chandeliers and monochromatic paint splatters, recycled waste reincarnated as art hangs from the rafters while futuristic two dimensional beings are intricately painted on the museum wall in hues of gray. "The New World brings together 11 artists from across the globe with opinions on the status of the world around us with an emphasis on the social issues, financial concerns, and cultural dilemmas. Upon entering the exhibit, viewers are met with "Above, Beyond, and Below" haloing overhead. What at first may seem just a film of industrial mesh outfitted in acrylic paint is in actuality artist Cathy Brewslaw's bold reference to consumer waste. Similarly, artist Chuck Feesago's work "Ghosts in California" brings forth the exact definition of a dreamscape, all the while utilizing recycled goods. “It's the one piece here that obviously stands out the most. I really didn't get it at first, but after reading the pamphlet with background on each artist's work and looking at the materials used, it really made me rethink the way I see contemporary art and even the way I view what is trash," Gloria Sandoval, business major, said. "It's kind of like looking at a dream, except it's all made from recyclables." Parallel to Brewslaw's disconnectedness with waste and consumption, artist

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Heather Gwen Martin, local resident, peers into artist Chris Barnard’s “Gateway Drug.”

Chris Barnard has a bit of disconnectedness of his own. Militarism in United States culture, in particular our visual culture, is the driving force behind his work displayed at the Wignall. According to Barnard, whether or not we're okay with the machines we've put on display and admire, despite being deadly weaponry, is the underlying question. In a world cradled by technology and constant innovation, Barnard's work may stop and ask its audience if the pros outweigh the cons or if we've just simply stopped caring all together.

At the end of the day, with so many Public Service Announcements about the heavier topics of our social issues and pleas of recognition towards worthy causes, it may be beneficial to revert to what the exhibit solely encompasses and enjoy it fully for what it is: art. Yes, with profound messages that birth important discussions to be had, but art culture nonetheless. Patrick Wells, theatre major, had a hard time finding just one piece to focus on at a time. "It's like a relaxed vibe meets extravagance or beauty meets backwoods L.A.

When I came in, just everything drew me in," Wells said. "I had to stop and just really look at each work individually and realized that everything comes together so cohesively and meshes so well together." Curator Roman Stollenwerk has formulated a body of artists with drive for social change, but equally important, artistic drives that feed our community’s modern art world. A truly fine exhibit encompassing talent and evoking conversation awaits at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art. "The New World" runs from Jan. 22 to March 16.

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Artist Chris Barnard checks out fellow artist Bianca Kolonusz- Partee’s “Keelung, Tawan” at the opening reception of “The New World, at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Arts Jan. 22.


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Health, educational goals lead 2013 resolutions JANET TRENIER

Some people see the first day of January as a a clean slate, a way to erase regrets and mistakes from the previous year. “I am focusing on the betterment of myself and finding out what I want to do with my life,” Raynell MacDonald, anthropology/journalism major, said. Many students’ aspirations for the new year involved an expansive world view. Some resolutions would most certainly take more than one year to complete. “I have been studying Chinese for a few years,” ASCC Senator Kevin Coduto said. “Hopefully this year I will become somewhat fluent.” Coduto’s future goals include studying abroad in China and working in the field of international business. “My resolution is to drive less to reduce gas consumption, reduce stress and save the earth,” Gabriel Magallanes, political science major, said. There were a few notably honest resolutions. One came from student Jorge Garavito, political science major. “I didn’t want to make any resolutions because I didn’t want to break any promises,” Garavito said.

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Students stretch before a body conditioning class on Jan. 23. Jeff Harlow instructed his students to complete a 40-minute modified jog around the track and up and down the stadium stairs. Fitness goals are among the most common New Year’s resolutions.

Health and educational goals were definitely at the forefront of most students’ minds. “I’m going to work out and get in shape,”Adam Merjil, criminal justice major, said. “I am hoping to graduate this fall.” In the nursing program, students had one thing on their minds.

“To graduate from the nursing program in May 2014,” Stephanie Deguzman, nursing major, said. Another nursing student, River Dowd, was equally enthusiastic. “The only thing I ever think about is passing the nursing program,” Dowd said. Working hard at the campus bookstore, Alexandra Solis, business administrative

major, is focusing on her future. “I want to get a really good full time job,” Solis said. “I want to succeed in my classes too.” Although many of the thoughts for the new year are reminiscent of resolution of the past, the fact that people strive to better themselves, the world and their surroundings is a positive statement on humanity.

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either TED, Caltech or both turned out to TEDxCaltech to learn about the brain. Attendees came from as near as the campus housing to as far away as Belgium, Washington, D.C. and Yuma, Ariz. to hear the lectures from 25 different speakers. “Caltech is very small, so it’s very interesting to see so many people here today,” Werlang said. “It has been a great event so far. It’s really interesting to hear so many ideas on a specific topic.” Most southern Californians are familiar with Caltech due to their presence in the news whenever there is an earthquake. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which develops robotics used in space exploration, is another claim to fame for Caltech. The main characters of the CBS sitcom “The Big Bang Theory” work at Caltech and have also brought much attention to the university. Fans of the show can walk in the footsteps of their favorite characters on the campus. Unfortunately, they can’t sit in on a lecture given by the fictional character Dr. Sheldon Cooper. But the organizers of TEDxCaltech set out to prove that Caltech is at the forefront

of neurological research by the speakers they selected for the event. In addition to the student and faculty speakers from Caltech, there were speakers from all over the country including the National Institute of Mental Health, Harvard University, USC, Northwestern University, the University of Toronto and UC San Francisco. All the speakers shared their research relating to the brain to a rapt audience. Attendees were intrigued to learn how research on fruit flies and songbirds could lead to discoveries relating to humans and how they think and learn. The talk on brain mapping was not for the squeamish in the audience as Allan Jones of the Allen Institute for Brain Science showed video of a fresh human brain. Jones also detailed with the aid of video clips the process they use to slice sections of the brain thinner than a strand of hair and attach those slices to microscope slides to study and create a map of the brain. Attendees were left with the sense that although science has learned much about the brain and developed many advanced

On a cool and sunny day in January, a diverse group of people, who were gathered in two auditoriums at Caltech, laughed as characters from the cartoon “Pinky and the Brain” sang a catchy tune pointing out the various parts of the brain. The California Institute of Technology, commonly known as Caltech, hosted the brain-themed event on Jan. 18 on their picturesque campus. Caltech is a prestigious undergraduate and postgraduate university in Pasadena. Chaffey students who excel in math and science may consider it a dream school when they consider their transfer application options. “It’s a lot of work. It’s very hard,” Caltech chemical engineering major Caroline Werlang said. “But what you learn is very rewarding, and at the end of term you have a feeling of empowerment.” The Times Higher Education magazine rated it the world’s best research university for 2012-2013. TEDxCaltech was an independently organized event that followed the popular TED format. According to their website, TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, is “a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading.” The website TED.com has become wildly popular thanks to the vast library of short, approximately 15-minute, lectures on many topics from a wide variety of speakers. “We are all scientists,” Brian Brophy, Caltech lecturer in theater and performing and creative arts, said as host to the overflow crowd in Caltech’s Ramo auditorium. “This is for you, for all of us. This is the best day. You are the best. Make this VALEEN GONZALES what you want. Follow your An hour before doors open, long lines of attendees eagerly wait to be allowed into Beckman Auditorium on the Caltech campus for TEDxCaltech on Jan. 18. The day-long event packed with informative talks from 25 passion.” More than 2,000 fans of speakers on fascinating breakthroughs in brain science. “I skipped five classes today,” Caltech chemical engineering major Caroline Werlang said.

medical treatments for neurological issues, there is exponentially more that is not known about the most intricate and complex organ in the human body. Editor’s Note: Check future issues of The Breeze for more in-depth features about some of the research and discoveries showcased at TEDxCaltech.

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A long banner announcing TEDxCaltech hangs outside Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium where more than 2,000 attendees gathered to hear short talks detailing various scientific breakthroughs relating to the brain on Jan. 18.


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Panther-size appetites fed daily in campus eateries CHRIS JOHNSON

Panthers are dangerous when hungry, and food services here couldn’t agree more. With thousands of students coming to campus everyday and some staying for hours on end it only makes sense that foodservices has made accommodations for students to have access to food on campus. If craving a light snack or drink between classes The Panther Express has what you need plus more. In addition multiple vending machines are scattered throughout the school that offer items such as chips, candy, granola bars, water and other drinks. But for a panther sized appetite where chips just won’t cut it, head on down to the Panther Bistro located in the center of the Rancho Cucamonga campus. The Panther Bistro offers tons of food choices like burgers, pizza, chicken and so on, but unlike high school this is not pre-packaged heat and serve food. Food served in the Panther Bistro is cooked fresh right in front of your eyes upon ordering. In addition to the food, the Panther Café offers freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. The whole set up is very professional, and staff members are friendly as well as prompt. “We have a wide variety of choices that you can choose from here at the Café. The food is delicious, the pizza is awesome,” Crystal Conrado, a Panther Café barista, said. “There’s always specials going on because we try to make it affordable for students because we do understand students which is also why we try to make our food healthy and nutritional for students.” The large menu of food includes healthy choices for health conscious students; there appears to be something for everybody at the Panther Café, and most students agree the food is delicious and the choices are

Purchasing food in the cafeteria, students wait for their food to be prepared on Jan 23.

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great. But the prices are something not everybody agrees on. “The food here is definitely better than like high school or junior high food. There’s a wider variety. I like it a lot, and I think over all the food is pretty affordable,” Jazmine, business market major said. “There is a large variety. I really like the food here but, the prices are ridiculous," Jessica Quinero-Clifford, theatre and English major, said. “The big burrito I guess is worth six dollars, but like the chicken…

six dollars for that isn’t reasonable. I think they’re too expensive.” “Well, the prices are a bit high, but I like the food here. There’s a lot of variety especially healthy choices like vegetarian burgers and things like that,” Rubia, math major, said. “The food here is good. I like it, but the prices are quite expensive and most of it isn’t really that healthy. I don’t eat here too often just because it’s expensive. I’d rather bring my lunch from home,” Amy Gutier-

rez, radiology major, said. It seems overall students aren’t looking for changes to the menu, but instead would like to see better pricing. As Conrado mentioned there are always specials going on. For instance, the Facebook page created for the food services department gives students access to deals not offered otherwise. So when looking for a bite while watching your weight at the same time, be sure to stop by the Panther Café as long as your wallet doesn’t lose weight as well.

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making this more than a possibility. With help from the Car Shows put on by the Car Club, money was raised and Cavazos will get to take advantage of this opportunity. “Teresa Thompson cares about the students,” Taylor said, "and if she needs help, then we are going to give her help." Professors have come together to give Cavazos a chance to build his resume and expand his future through hands on training. He has goals and ambitions to attend Cal State Fullerton, and his excitement shows the passion for his field of choice. “I want everything to go smooth,” Cavazos said. “And that means not mess-

ing up and getting the job done right.” A new journey and a different experience is going to give him the confidence that he is looking for to continue on his educational and career path. The trip to Alaska is something that not many college students get to be a part of. Cavazos is ready for the opportunity and is currently in training to take on this task. Cavazos leaves in February and arrives in Anchorage, Alaska, and that is just his first stop. He then takes a propeller plane to Fairbanks and continues on snow mobile. With many hours scheduled, he can definitely use a great hands on experience to put in his résumé.

Student to help others in Alaska

MARK KLOPPING Ricky Cavazos, accounting major, with Theresa Thompson, accounting instructor, outside of the business education building on Jan. 13. Cavazos is the first community college student to take part in the Alaska Business Development program, which will ship him out to Alaska for eight days to asist rural Alaskans with their taxes.

Accounting student Ricky Cavazos of Chino Hills is ready to expand his resume. For eight days, Cavazos will be assisting several villages in Alaska with their income tax preparation through the VITA program, becoming the first community college student to be offered this opportunity. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program is something that reaches out to low income families and also helps students gain experience. Accounting Professor Teresa Thompson, with financial help from Car Club and Automotive professor Sherman Taylor are

Three campuses offer a variety of new opportunities for traveling students FORREST SAM

Traveling from one city to another, many students are making their way over the 10, 15, and 210 Freeways as the spring semester began. Chaffey has three campuses in three cities: Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, and Fontana. Each campus is about a half-hour's drive away from another. As the gas prices are now rising, The Breeze wondered what makes students want to register for classes at various locations. “It's a necessity,” Jorge Garavito, political science major, said. “I want to graduate as soon as possible, but since I don't have

priority in registration, I would have to take classes available at different campuses.” Garavito is not the only one. As fewer classes are available now, the likelihood of not getting the classes a student wants is higher than ever. Sometimes to get the classes required, students have to travel from campus to campus. Marcus Dibble, radiology technology major, is now taking classes at all three campuses. “There are only limited classes offered at the Rancho campus,” Dibble said. “One of my classes, Biology 30, medical terminology, is only offered at the Fontana campus.”

Nevertheless, students need to pay the price for these “journeys.” Jen Nieves, economics major, is taking classes at both Rancho Cucamonga and Fontana campuses. “I fill up my gas tank every three days while if I only go to the Fontana campus, I fill the tank up every five days.” Nieves also serves as the commissioner for all the clubs. “If I could, I would only take classes at the Fontana campus,” Nieves said. Some, however, simply enjoy the journey and the environment of a different campus. “I like the Fontana campus,” Dibble said. “It's just beautiful here.”

General Spring Info With 16,876 students enrolled, Chaffey is a busy school. There are a few services out there to help you! AlertU: SMS-based emergency alert system that sends text messages for emergency situations. Sign up at http:// www.chaffey.edu/public_safety/health_ emergprep.shtml MyChaffey Portal: Located on the home page of Chaffey.edu, sign in once to easily access MyChaffeyVew, library services, and other programs. Mox App: provides quick and easy access to Chaffey information, such as department phone numbers and maps. Download Mox free from the App Store or Android Marketplace.


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Friendly advice from those in the know ANNALEY BARRIENTOS

First semesters are always the ones you remember the most. You will remember them like you remember your first break-up. They may be rough to deal with, but you learn from your mistakes. Not getting into the classes you need is something you will have to accept. Getting parking will not be easy. As the days go by however, getting around will be less painful. It may take a few days to adjust or like Nadine Canda, a nursing major, a whole semester. “Last semester, my first semester here, I tried to get into nine different classes and I didn’t get any of them,” Canda said. “I lucked out this semester and got four classes because I learned from last semester.” Not everyone has a tough first semester, however. Corey Stevens, a computer and systems major, had it easier. “My first semester here I only got two of the classes that I was aiming for,” he said. “They turned out well, and things have gotten better since.”

Stevens had some advice to give to first time college students. “As somebody that is a little bit older and has messed up my first time around in school, I would recommend to focus more the academics rather than the social portion of school,” he said. Staying focused in school is important, and knowing about different programs available can make your semester a lot smother. Jessica Joaf, a photography major, is part of the Extended Opportunity Program and Services. “I’m an EOPS student this semester,” she said. “If you’re a lower income student, I suggest you apply for EOPS. It really helps with books and being able to get your classes.” Bryan Tapia is in his sixth semester and advises students to ride the bus. “The bus is free,” he said. “You save on gas, and if you don’t have financial support it helps a lot. I ride the bus and it’s cool. Just bring your iPod.” Tapia advises students not to give up. “No matter what,” he said, “don’t drop the class! Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

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The first semester can be overwhelming and scary. Like any college, there are many resources, tips and scholarships that are available to students. Anyone having trouble registering for classes can get priority registration by joining a sport. If one has any disabilities, this will also qualify anyone for priority registration, if you register with DPS. For students who do not qualify for either of these options, it is best to take a few classes for the first semester, classes that one will eventually need to if ones goal is to transfer to another college. Also, the next semester your register date will have moved up. If any students like a fast paced course, consider taking a fast-track course. By doing so, this will also move up the following semesters registration date. “When I first registered, it took me a while to get classes. So what I had to do was register for a fast-track class, and after I signed up for it, I was then given priority registration,” Ashlee Davis, nursing and business major, said.

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Most professors require a specific textbook, at the campus bookstore. Those books are available to all students. The difficult part isn’t where to find a certain textbook; it is usually how to pay for it. Now at the bookstore certain books are available for students to rent. “I would say rent the books. It’s way cheaper of if you know someone that has the book try buying it off of them,” Davis said. With classes becoming more expensive, it is imperative to pass classes the first time with the grade desired to avoid losing money. There are resources available for students to increase their chances of succeeding. Tutoring is available in the Writing Center, where help is available for starting or editing an essay, or research paper. The Multidisciplinary Success Center that has directed learning activities (DLA’s) that help you in reading and foreign language classes, as well as workshops for personal improvement. The Math Success Center is the place where one can receive furthering tutoring or put in require hours for a class. Information about the resources offered can be found on the Chaffey website. “It was really hard on me my first semester,” Aimmy Aguayo, culinary arts major, said. “I realized after graduating high school that they really don’t prepare you at all for college.” Because any college the first year is a mixture of excitement and confusion, most students their first year struggle with the amount of freedom given from a college setting. In this atmosphere it is easy to get distracted, lose focus, and procrastinate. Friends and family are important to one’s life and it becomes a struggle to balance them with school and, for many, work. However if one wishes to either graduate of transfer in a timely manner, it is crucial to prioritize.

The Rundown

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Regardless of how many semesters you’ve attended college the first month of a new semester is always the worst. Crappy parking spots, new teachers and overpriced books are just some of the few nuisances. And don’t forget about that one peppy student sitting in the front row, trying his or her very hardest to win the teacher’s attention. It can all seem so dull and sometimes a bit aggravating. But what a lot of students tend to forget is the reason why they are sitting in that 7:45 a.m. class. No student just wakes up one morning and decides to go to college for no reason. You’re there for a reason, better yet a purpose — a purpose to do something with your life. Who cares if this is your 9th year in college or your first semester since high school. The fact is you decided to do something with your life. Yes, that statistics class will require you to stay up into the late night hours to study instead of partying. And, yes, that teacher will continue to keep you till 9:50 p.m. on the dot regardless if you covered all the material for that class session. At the end of the day it will all seem worth it. Maybe not now or anytime soon, but at some point it all will. After all, those books aren’t going to read themselves.


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The Breeze Reviews: Zero Dark Thirty

Chaffey Review Chastain delivers Oscar-worthy performance to debut film agent who is a true patriot in every means. festival She’s dedicated, strong, and confident,

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Breeze cinebuff Hanajun Chung is enthralled by Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty.

HANAJUN CHUNG Following the September 11 attacks on America, Kathryn Bigelow’s newest film chronicles an almost decade-long manhunt by select CIA members involving all kinds of research, rumors, hunches, and interrogations, all aimed at hunting and killing the man responsible: Osama Bin Laden. This film is Zero Dark Thirty and it’s absolutely engaging. Succeeding her 2010 Oscar-Winning film The Hurt Locker, Bigelow returns to the modern war on terror, focusing on the hunt for Bin Laden through the perspective of female CIA agent Maya (Jessica Chastain). The investigation unfolds in a linear

fashion, skipping many minute details and moments to present the more emotionally resonant moments stemming from real-life accounts from either the CIA or the terrorist. Bigelow isn’t afraid to literally borrow from reality, as she intercuts actual stock footage to provide an impact. The real marvel is having the audiences relive and feel the weight of all the time and sacrifices made in capturing one man. When it’s all fictional, Bigelow is fully capable of motivating her characters and audiences in wanting to find a solid lead. Bigelow’s strengths are made all the more apparent through her star and the script by Mark Boal. Jessica Chastain plays Maya, a CIA

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needing no assistance in obtaining what her character needs. She has a supporting cast played by Jason Clarke, Mark Strong, and Kyle Chandler, all incredibly talented and reliable actors contributing what they can. Maya could have been a cypher or a caricature of a person, and one could argue that even the lack of a last name would suggest that. But it’s Chastain’s ability to express passion and motivation behind every attempt at pursuing this one clue, regardless of the toll it has on her mental and social well being. Here’s hoping the Academy delivers Chastain with an Oscar for best actress, because that would also cement Maya as one of the more memorable female characters in recent years. The script is also stellar, because the procedural elements of capturing Osama are not conventionally structured in three acts. Instead, chapters segment the journey in scenes meant to evoke a specific event or theme. An example of this is during a chapter called “Human Error.” The segment ends with the revelation that a previously abandoned lead should be recaptured due to the possibility of a incorrectly recognized face. Rather than simply progress the plot, the segment reveals the “fog of war” for those especially close to the danger. Whether it’s commenting on networking, torture, or any approval process, the film structure allows Zero Dark Thirty to contribute to its overall theme and narrative. Without ignoring the current controversy behind Zero Dark Thirty, the depiction of violence and torture have fueled the discourse regarding the topic. While present, those scenes are long and exhausting to watch, reflecting the physical and emotional state of the characters. One might argue that its depiction is assaulting and exploitative, but the sparse depiction and plot development of certain characters prevent the discussion from being totally one-sided. Zero Dark Thirty is currently nominated for five Oscars and will probably be playing until the ceremonies are over. And like the other nominated films, it will probably also have a special re-release if needed. The critical response to this has been extreme, some praising while some claiming propaganda. The conflicting attitudes toward the film can really go either way, since its unconventional style is open to interpretation. On a purely cinematic level, it’s a great film that entertains in action, mystery, and suspense in its own unique way. But more importantly, Zero Dark Thirty’s cinematic strengths contribute to the cultural discourse regarding our war on terror, elevating a simple political, war thriller into a film that almost defines a certain generation. The Good: Zero Dark Thirty. Jessica Chastain. Kathryn Bigelow’s direction. The Bad: The runtime might intimidate, clocking in at around 2 and half hours. The Weird: Chastain has another film this weekend entitled MAMA. In that film, I think she fights a ghost instead of a terrorist. Overall: A-

JAY ADAMSON The Chaffey Review is holding a Film Festival on Feb. 9, featuring an award nominated film along with other unique spectacles. Many of us simply walk on campus, work in our classes, then leave, but there is much more to offer than class. There are many clubs and extra curricular classes that offer activities to pique a student’s interest, one being The Chaffey Review. The Review is showing a series of short films: It’s Colder Here, Beetlemania, Encaustic Title, Afternoon Pickup, Round a Bout, The Folk Music Center, Shadow Girl, Hangman Knot. These films accompany the feature film, The Lost Bird Project, directed by Scott Anger. The Lost Bird Project is a documentary about two artists who are sculpting very large depictions of birds that have recently gone extinct. It follows their journey and the process of creating these masterpieces. The film then follows them around the world as they placed the sculptures in the last location the birds were seen before they went extinct. Movies are a very strong and moving art form, and festivals like this are a good opportunity to see budding talent and enjoy a unique experience. “We hope the festival will inspire people and get them to think, ‘Yeah, I think I like that. I want to try it too.’” Tina Noland, member of the Review, said. The Chaffey Review is a class that allows students to look at different forms of art and to interpret the purpose and design of the work. It is much more than a literary journal, Neil Watkins, coordinator of English and Journalism, noted. “[The Review made a transformation] from a literary journal to a creative collective,” he said, “not focusing on just one art form but all connected arts.” Students will have a chance to enjoy more than just the visual art of the films. Melissa Lewis, one of the senior editors of the Review, recommended Hangman’s Knot. “ I really enjoy the music video...the music is by Becky Holt and the video is awesome.”

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Panthers athletics spring into action this season THIAM CHEATWOOD

Offering a helping hand comes natural to basketball player Jalisa Gatlin. Whether it is on the court or off, she is known by her unselfish attitude. “Jalisa is a very unselfish player. She contributes to every win by being very versatile offensively and defensively,” Coach Gary Plunkett said. She has been playing basketball since she was 6 years old, playing on many travel basketball teams. This has helped her to become the player she is today. “My family is my inspiration. I have grown up in a family where they all play basketball. My mom played at Chaffey too and was the most valuable player on her team that year,” Gatlin said. Following in her mother’s footsteps

Gatlin has proved to be a valuable player for the Panthers as well. “She is a very vocal player, and she also has a very high understanding of the game. She is our last line of defense,” Plunkett said. She leads the team with her encouragement and patience. Many of her teammates say she thinks of others before herself. With these attributes you can see why she wants to major in social work. “One of the biggest reasons I want to be a social worker is because I have three younger siblings and I enjoy helping others when they have problems,” Gatlin said. While Gatlin is taking on the problems of others the Panthers are not having a problem with their opponents as they are 4-0 in conference. “As a team this year we have a very close bound. This is the first time I have experienced this on a team,” Gatlin said. With a great start for her sophomore season Gatlin is hoping to transfer and be able to play at a college on a basketball scholarship. GARY BYRD

End of an era

—Chaffey football coach Carl Beach is hanging up his headset on the sidelines for the Panthers. Beach, head coach for 17 years, will remain as the college athletic director. Replacing him on the sidelines will be his assistant for the last 16 years, Rob Hadaway. The Panthers are coming off the worst year in Beach’s career, when there finished 2-8. But his overall record of 118-56 with 10 bowl appearances is impressive. His finish accomplishment is the transfer o more than 200 student-athletes to four-year colleges. Watch for a feature story on Hadaway, who is busy recruiting players for next season, in an upcoming issue of The Breeze.

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Jalisa Gatlin diligently practices for an upcoming game against Rio Hondo on Feb. 2.

Hustlin’ Panthers down Barstow, 85-62 HERMAN DUGBARTEY

The Hustlin Panthers showed everyone why the they have "Hustlin" in their name, against the Barstow Vikings on Jan. 19. Although the first half was not an example of their full potential, the Panthers certainly turned things around to win the game. CHP started the game off lacking hustlin' mentality. Both teams lacked speed and accuracy in the beginning of the first half. Barstow took notice of Chaffey's lack of tempo and took advantage of it as the game proceeded. The Vikings were able to get a few quick shots off in the beginning of the first quarter. That did not last long. As soon as CHP started playing defense, the Vikings' offense slowed down and collapsed. After a slow first half, it took a few minutes for the hustle to kick in. Once the Hustilin' Panthers warmed up, they pressured the Vikings, causing the opposing offense to be ineffective. The Panthers started the second half faster and more aggressive than the first. They never let up on their defense, resulting in Barstow having multiple turnovers and missed shots. Coach Klein was able to run a full court

press for the entire game, constantly substituting players in and out every five to six minutes in order to keep the pressure on Barstow. “I think the biggest thing about this game was, we wore them down," Klein stated. Chaffey was able to break the tie game 33-31, going into the half with Sango Niang's buzzer beater shot. "In the second half, we were much more composed and our point guards really broke down their point guards," Klein said. CHP's point guards were unstoppable in the second half. Justin Long and Sango Niang played their positions to the fullest. Niang used his speed to his advance against the Vikings' point guards. Long's three-point shooting was unstoppable. Hitting multiple three-pointers back to back, raising his average to forty percent behind the line this season. “We have San Jancinto on the road. That’s the hardest place to play in the conference,” Klein said. This win against the Vikings puts CHP's ranking up to thirteenth in the state and sixth in Southern California. Their next home game is against Antelope Valley on Feb. 9. Hustle them ‘til the end, Panthers.

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12 | Sports

thebreezeonline.com | January 28, 2013

Take me out to the Chaffey Cats ballgame CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

Chaffey Cats head coach Jeff Harlow is turning up the heat during practices to prepare the team for their first game of the season. The baseball team is going to start the season off site against the Southwestern College Jaguars. Coach Harlow and his staff have yet to make final cuts, the roster is to have 32 players for this season’s team. The Chaffey Cats started practicing in September with approximately 60 players. Currently the roster has 42 players. The baseball staff is expected to make the final cuts right before their first game on February first. “I am optimistic about our first game and performance,” Harlow said. “I am also going to use this game to see where we could improve.” Coach Harlow stated that he does have some picks that will star in this year’s 2013 season. His first pick is Ryan Goodman. Goodman is sidelined until he can obtain medical clearance to play. He is hoping to be medically cleared to play against Southwestern College. Coach Harlow’s second pick is Jake Gallaway, from Etiwanda High School. Gallaway formally played as Etiwanda eagles second basemen and short stop. A few players taking the mound this season are potential pitchers, Eric Geiger and Chris Joranco. Geiger is a right handed pitcher. While the athletes may have immense talent, it takes more than just a low ERA to wear the red uniform. Harlow values integrity, loyalty and dedication in all his players.

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

Chaffey Cats listening intently to a coach’s motivational speech on the lower baseball field of the Rancho Cucamonga campus on Jan. 23.

While the baseball team has come a long way since the 60 players it started out with they still have a lot of preparation before they step on the diamond as the Chaffey Cats. The Cats home opener is on Feb. 7 against Citrus College at 2 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

Dillin Padgett striking the ball to practice batting motions with Coach Harlow watching intently at practice on Jan. 23 at the lower baseball field on the Rancho Cucamonga campus. The Chaffey Cats are looking forward to a strong 2013 season.

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Chris Joranco practicing the Catcher position and running through the types hand signals used to communicate with the Pitcher on Jan. 23 at the lower baseball field.

CHRISTOPHER JACKSON

A Chaffey Cat intently practicing his pitches for the upcoming 2013 season during practice on the lower baseball field of the Rancho Cucamonga campus on Jan. 23.

Volume 23, Issue 8 (January 28, 2013)  

The first issue of the brezze for the Spring semester 2013.

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