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October 3, 2012 | www.TheBroadsideOnline.com | Vol. 61, Issue 2

New head of campus safety prepares for a busy term

Good Morning, COCC

Chris Browning The Broadside At the beginning of fall term, Seth Elliott officially started work in his new position as Campus Public Safety Supervisor of Central Oregon Community College. The position was formerly held by Rob McDilda, who retired at the end of the 2012 spring term. Elliott previously held a previous position at Corban University in Salem, Oregon. Campus Public Safety is responsible for protecting the welfare of students, staff and visitors of COCC. Their job is to ensure a comfortable and safe learning environment, according to Elliot. They also work closely with law enforcement to protect against criminal activity on campus. “We provide a variety of services that range from alarm monitoring, safety escorts, public education presentations, crime prevention patrols, and emergency response,” said Elliott. Security, page 4

Index

A&E 10 Campus Word 2 Clubs & Sports 14 Crossword/Sudoku 13 Editorials 2 Features 6 Incident Report 4&5 News 3

A photo illustration of everyday life at COCC Pages 8 & 9 Ian Smythe | The Broadside

OSU receives million dollar donation OSU-Cascades press release The Tykeson Family Charitable Trust committed $1 million to the expansion of the Oregon State University - Cascades campus into a four-year university. This is the first million-dollar gift to OSU-Cascades and the Tykeson foundation’s second gift in support of the campus. The Eugene, Ore.-based Tykeson Family Charitable Trust has supported higher education since its inception more than 20 years ago, including gifts to Oregon Health and Science University and the University of

Oregon. In November 2010, the Tykeson family established the first endowed faculty position at OSU-Cascades and helped launch its energy systems engineering degree program. This latest gift will be used toward the purchase, renovation or construction of facilities for the OSU-Cascades campus as it develops into a four-year university. University leaders estimate the expanded campus will require 90,000-square-feet of facility space. “There are many factors that make for a successful community and state. Access to higher education is on the short list.

This gift from the Trust is another step in reinforcing our partnership with OSU-Cascades to help Central Oregon realize its vision of becoming home to an outstanding four-year university,” said Amy Tykeson, president and CEO of BendBroadband and a trustee of the family foundation. Donald Tykeson, acquired BendBroadband in 1983. He created the Tykeson Family Charitable Trust in order to provide a means to support higher education, healthcare and the arts. “It is important to our family to give back – and there is frankly

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no better investment in our future besides higher education. As a family we are pleased to reinforce the good work of OSU-Cascades Vice President Becky Johnson. We look forward to watching the new campus unfold and are pleased to help make that happen,” he said. Donors have committed more than $2.8 million to the expansion since fundraising efforts began in earnest this spring. The campus is optimistic it can secure the remainder of the $4 million needed for facilities by December 2013, Ray said.


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editorials thebroadside www.TheBroadsideOnline.com

EDITORIAL CARTOON

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cedar Goslin MANAGING EDITOR Jarred Graham FEATURES EDITOR Anna Quesenberry PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Ray Carter REPORTERS Josh Agee Chris Browning Kathryn Eng Lauren Hamlin William James Jordan Sternberger Molly Svendsen PHOTOGRAPHERS Patrick Iler Ian Lusby Ian Smythe Nick Thomas PAGINATORS Kelly Avery Noah Hughes Rhyan McLaury ADVISOR Leon Pantenburg 2600 NW College Way Bend, OR 97701 541-383-7252 broadsidemail@cocc.edu

Letters to the Editor should be 300 words maximum and due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, a week before publication. Anonymous letters will be printed at the discretion of the news staff. The Broadside reserves the right to withhold publication of letters containing hate speech, erroneous or unverifiable information, attacks on others or other objectionable content. E-mail your letters to broadsidemail@cocc.edu or drop them off in The Broadside newsroom, Campus Center room 102.

Campus Word How did you get here and where did you park?

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“I drove. That’s a good question. Where did I park?” -Genna Miller

I drove today, but I try not to drive to school. I parked at the top of Ochoco, which is a decent place to park in the morning.” -Derik Emroe

I ride my bike, it’s not as fun uphill.”

-Ryan Heltemes

My dad drove me.” -Taylor Phillips

Drove. I parked in Handicapped.”

-Susan Cook Anna Quesenberry | The Broadside


October 3, 2012 | The Broadside 3

news ASCOCC launches campaign to register 12000 new student voters

Ian Smythe| The Broadside

From left to right: Mario Parker-Milligan, Alex Bressler, Matt Armstead, Eliot Collins, Kurt Killinger, Megan Cole, Kelly Husky, Ariel Jasper

Cedar Goslin The Broadside The Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College (2012-13) has launched what they hope will be the largest vote registration campaign to ever take place on the campus. Their goal is to have 12000 students registered to vote by Oct. 16, the Oregon registration deadline for those intending to vote in the November elections. ASCOCC’s campaign is a branch of the state-wide nonpartisan campaign, Vote Oregon Vote, which is organized by the Oregon Student Association and the Oregon Community College Student Asso-

ciation. The goal of the overall Vote Oregon Vote campaign is to register 38000 students to vote in time for the November elections. This is the first time a branch of the Vote Oregon Vote campaign has been hosted at COCC. Kurt Killinger, director of legislative affairs for ASCOCC, is spearheading the COCC branch of the campaign. His position on student government puts him on the board of directors of OCCSA, and he is also on the vote steering committee for OSA. In order to meet the goals set by ASCOCC, Killinger said he plans to speak in front of as many students as possible. About 200 class visits have been

organized to get student signed up, according to Killinger, and registration tables will be set up in the Campus Center cafeteria, bookstore and the quad. Killinger also plans to launch a mini-campaign by visiting seniors in local high schools who will old enough to vote by November. The reason for all the campaign, according to Killinger, is to give students a say in how the country is run. “By getting students registered to vote, it’s giving them a say on any issues that are votable,” he said. The OSA has assigned Ariel Jasper, a vote organizer, to help Killinger with the COCC branch of Vote Oregon Vote. Jasper is a non-COCC student whose work is paid for by OSA. “She’s here to help me because we’re running one of the largest campaigns for student voter registration that has ever happened on this campus,” said Killinger. Jasper assists Killinger with class visits and organizes volunteers to help register student voters. “The voting campaign is a way to make students an up and coming vote that politicians are forced to pay attention to,” said Jasper. The OSA strives to give students a voice in other ways as well, according to Jasper, such as lobbying for student rights and legislature that is of stu-

dent interest. “Essentially we want to show that there’s power in the student vote,” said Jasper. The OCCSA also lobbies for student interests. The former ASCOCC council for the 201112 school year participated in the lobbying, and according to Killinger, it’s likely that the

current council will participate later in the year. However, Killinger said the voting campaign has nothing to do lobbying. “I’m not trying to tell people how to vote,” said Killinger. “I’m just giving them a chance to have a voice.” (Contact: cgoslin@cocc.edu)

We want to show that there’s power in the student vote” Ariel Jasper Voting Organizer

Ian Smythe| The Broadside

Alex Bressler works on a poster to keep track of voter registration progress.

Bend COCC campus parking update COCC Press release: Parking update Over the summer, Central Oregon Community College finalized construction of two new buildings on the Bend Campus - the Health Career Center and the Science Center. With that comes the reopening of Loop Road, making it easier to drive around the campus. We also reinstated a number a parking spaces and Ian Lusby | The Broadside

Parking on the COCC Bend campus can be limited.

made permanent Lot A 2, which had been a gravel lot last year. More than 100 parking spots have been added. We have updated the Parking Map with the new lots and roads. Please review the map to see which lots are open parking and which ones are available for those of you who have your student parking passes. We know that parking is a challenge during the first couple of weeks of class. We encourage

you to consider riding the bus, biking to campus or carpooling. If you do bike, the COCC shuttle can pick you and your bike up at the bottom of College Way. We are NOT running the shuttle from the Westside Church due to lack of interest in this option. We also encourage you to come early to class so that you have plenty of time to find a parking spot and aren't late for classes.


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We provide a variety of services that range from alarm monitoring, safety escorts, public edutcation presentations, crime prevention patrols, and emergency response.”

Patrick Iler | The Broadside

Seth Elliott, the new supervisor of Campus Public Safety at Central Oregon Community College

Security, from page 1 With the COCC campus expanding in both student population and new buildings, Campus Public Safety will have to evolve as well, according to Elliott. “COCC has certainly seen some amazing growth in the last few years, and the impact has been significant. For example, in 2007 we investigated 52 different incidents that required a range of responses, in 2011 that number rose to 582,” said Elliott. In response to this growth, Campus Public Safety has

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Seth Elliott Campus Public Safety Supervisor of COCC

grown as well. They’ve added new positions, including full time, part time, managerial, cadet, patrol and emergency response. One of the most visible roles of campus public safety is parking enforcement. Despite the addition of more student spaces, parking availability continues to be a major campus issue, according to Elliott. Campus Public Safety deals with parking issues such as collisions, cars parked in unauthorized spaces, and cars parked without the proper permit. Jim Bennett, the Campus Public Safety manager, advises students to

look for alternative ways to get to the campus to avoid parking issues. “With our full campus, parking will again be challenging so it’s important to take advantage of our timely campus shuttle service.,” said Bennett. Those who do drive should be aware of campus rules and regulations regarding parking to avoid getting a ticket. “We’ve had some parking lot changes so drivers should carefully check the parking restrictions posted at the entrance to each lot,” said Bennett. (Contact: cbrowning@cocc.edu)

Seth Elliott keeps busy in his office

Ray Carter | The Broadside

COCC incident reports Incident Date

Reported Date

Classification

8/21/2012

8/21/2012

Found Property

8/24/2012

8/20/2012

Found Property

8/27/2012

8/27/2012

Disturbance

8/29/2012

8/29/2012

Found Property

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Found Property

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Found Property

9/4/2012

9/4/2012

Found Property

9/5/2012

9/5/2012

Illegal Dumping

9/12/2012

9/12/2012

Found Property

9/19/2012

9/19/2012

Disturbance


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More colleges offering co-ed dorm rooms Laurel Rosenhall McClatchy Newspapers College students filling out their dormitory housing requests this summer are making decisions about their future roommate: Messy or neat? Smoker or non? Early bird or night owl? Now many of them have a new question to ponder: Male or female? Across the country, colleges are changing the roommate rules and allowing men and women to share a bedroom. Only a small portion of students are choosing the option, college officials say. And when they do, the arrangements almost always are platonic. But the shift marks the next step in a decades-long evolution that's shrunk the space that once separated the sexes on college campuses. "Back in the dark ages, a coed dorm was separate floors (for men and women) with an RA making sure you didn't have guys on your floor after a certain time," said Vicky Jones, a Bay Area homemaker who graduated from UCLA in 1974. Then came co-ed floors. And then co-ed bathrooms. Now Jones' daughter Kendall goes to Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she roomed with a male friend her sophomore year. Occidental is one of more than 50 colleges across the nation that offer what's described as "gender-inclusive" or "gender-neutral" housing _ rooms or suites shared by male and female students. "My main reason for choosing gender-neutral housing was simply feeling more comfortable with a guy as a roommate," Kendall Jones, 20, wrote in an e-mail interview with The Bee.

Irfan Khan |MCT

More and more colleges are implementing co-ed dorms Kendall Jones grew up with three brothers and said she was fed up with female energy after a freshman year in which she was one of three girls squeezed into a room built for two. "It made me cringe to think about living with a girl the next year, so when I found out there was another option I jumped at the chance," she wrote. Jones chose to live with her friend James Case. He said they were compatible because they have similar lifestyles and the same tolerance for mess. There was nothing awkward about it, Case said. "When one of us would change, you'd say, 'Hey turn around for 10 seconds.' It really wasn't complicated," he said. Other schools that allow men and women to room together include the University of California, Berkeley, the University of California, Riverside, Stanford, Humboldt State and

the University of Oregon. The University of California, Davis, officials said they will research the option in the coming year. College housing officials say mixed housing hasn't led to increases in sexual violence. Most schools limit mixed-gender rooms to specific buildings or floors. They assign students to mixed rooms only when both people request it. And it's generally not couples who are asking to share a room. The requests tend to come from gay and lesbian students who feel awkward being paired with a roommate of the same sex, or from transgender students who feel their identity makes it difficult to fit into a typical dorm setting. "It's been a natural progression in university housing," said Marty Takimoto, a University of California, Berkeley, housing director. "Students, as the customers, are the de-

terminers of their living situation." About 10 students on the Berkeley campus lived in mixed-gender rooms last year, Takimoto said _ out of a residential population of 5,900. And all the mixed-gender rooms are in Unity House, a dormitory designated for people who care about issues of sexuality and gender identity. One resident was Rose DeLeon-Foote, 19, of Sacramento. She said she is not a lesbian but wanted to live in Unity House because she is passionate about gay rights. She shared a room with a transgender man, who was born female but identifies as male. "I have a lot of close friends that are gay," DeLeon-Foote said. "I thought Unity would be fun, it would be a place for me to get some friends at Cal." The gender-neutral housing at Humboldt State is also in a

section of the dorms reserved for people who are gay or care about gay issues. Sophomore Corrina Wells, who described herself as a lesbian, said she enjoyed sharing a room with a gay male friend _ for the most part. "There's the classic boy stuff, where the room smells like boy or there's a pile of laundry," said Wells, 19. "But after a while I got comfortable with it." Making gay students more comfortable is part of the drive for mixed-gender housing, but not the entire story, said David Norton, executive director of the National Student Genderblind Campaign, which helps students lobby for gender-neutral housing. He co-founded the campaign when he was in college and was forbidden from sharing a room with a woman who had been his best friend since middle school. "Many best friends these days are opposite genders," said Norton, 24. "It doesn't make sense to have a policy that makes it so you can't live with the person you feel most comfortable living with." Occidental student Laura Harmon was able to share a room with her best friend, a straight guy. The mixed-gender housing at her school is advertised as being a good option for gay students _ but not restricted to them. "We kind of felt like we were taking advantage of the system as two straight people," she said. Now, as they plan housing for their senior year, Harmon has decided to rent a house offcampus with a group of women. And her former roommate will be in a campus suite, full of men. (MCT Campus)

August 21 to September 19 Synopsis

Location

Disposition

Found Atm/Debit Visa

Grandview

Case Closed

Head phones found

Campus Center

Case Closed

Duress alarm at CAP center pushed due to disturbance. Officer was able to mediate situation

CAP Center

Case Closed

Inventory check found undocumented Chloral Hydrate. BPD contacted for removal

Ochocco

Case Closed

--None Provided--

Health

--None Provided--

Boyle Ed Center

Empty beer cans and boxes stored near the s. end of BEC. They were disposed by Hunt

Health

--None Provided--

Boyle Ed Center

Intoxicated/frustrated student looking for bus. Officer assisted him in finding bus station

OTHER

--None Provided--

Quad

Case Closed

Case Closed


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New COCC Program Coordinator has made a career of student success Katheryn Eng The Broadside Central Oregon Community College’s new Latino Prep Program Coordinator Willian Cervantes has made a career of inspiring students. In his new role at COCC, Cervantes will serve as an advocate to current and prospective Latino students. “I will be outreaching the Central Oregon region,” said Cervantes, “and giving [Latinos] the incredible option of higher education.” With the growing population of Latino students in public schools, Latino high school students need a “passionate advocate,” according to Cervantes, and he intends to be that advocate. Cervantes’s goal is to extend the same hope for higher

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Nick Thomas | The Broadside

Stop by the Office of Multicultural Activities and say “hola” to Willian Cervantes education to others that he re- moved from Peru to Roseburg, ceived from his father growing Oregon when he was 10, and up. Cervantes and his family his father was adamant about

his education. Though Cervantes didn’t like high school and was considering entering armed forces, his ex-military father would not hear of it. “College was my only option,” said Cervantes. Cervantes was awarded a full scholarship to Oregon State University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in 1996 and later obtained his Masters in 2006. Two brothers followed in his footsteps. Cervantes went on to become a vocational counselor at Chemeketa Community College, where he helped many students “renew their hope for a new career.” He has also volunteered as a community coordinator, educating families on how to boost children’s outlook on college. He’s done similar work at MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility.

Cervantes became acquainted with COCC when he presented ritual dance in the Aztec Dance discipline at the college’s annual Salmon Festival. He told the coordinator he was looking for “stimulating and impacting employment.” Cervantes was hired for his new position during the summer of 2012. He is looking forward to helping students aspire to do great things. “Our world was constructed by dreamers and before they materialized [their dreams] they found people who gave them that little, or big, push. I am, or strive to be, one of those people,” said Cervantes. Cervantes can be reached at the Office of Multicultural activities, Latino Student Program at 541-318-3726. (Contact: keng@cocc.edu)

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Step 6. Dilute gel mixture one to one with water by filling the container half full of soap mixture and filling up the remainder of the container with water.

You might be a COCC student if... 1. The only concerts you’ve gone to in the past three years have been free.

7. You spend more money on textbooks than clothing, food and shelter combined.

16. You’ve eaten pizza for dinner (and breakfast) more than three times in one week.

2. You’re up at 6 a.m. not because you woke up early, but because you’re still up.

8. Vacation packing consists of grabbing an air mattress, flipflops and sunscreen.

17. You’ve taken a college course on vampires.

3. You’ve ever worn snowboard boots to class.

9. Your algebra study partner is your 13-year-old son.

4. You celebrate when you find a quarter.

10. You’ve ever clipped a coupon for Top Ramen.

5. You’re a regular at more than three breweries.

11. You golf with a frisbee.

6. You’re a regular at more than three coffee shops.

21. You’ve heard The Shins, Michael Franti or Beck perform live from an inner-tube floating The Deschutes River. 22. You’ve ever gone skiing, biking, swimming and studied for a test all in the same day. 23. You trained your dog to fetch your backpack. 24. You’ve considered putting studs on your bicycle. 25. You drink coffee all day long, until it’s time to switch to beer.

12. After cramming for finals you clear your head by spelunking. 13. Your idea of a road trip is driving to the east side.

18. Your laptop cost more than your car.

14. Your school supply list includes a mountain bike.

19. You know what the “barf ball” is.

15. You’ve taken a course completely outdoors.

20. In spite of being terrified of needles, you donate blood, because the free juice and cookies are worth it.

26. The only time you visit your parents is when you’re down to your last pair of socks. 27. The bartender at Mcmenamins has ever quizzed you for a final. 28. The only time your car gets washed is when it rains.

29. Your alarm system is a bike lock. 30. Your idea of shopping is browsing the “free” section on Craigslist. 31. The last thing you watched on television was the olympics, two years ago. 32. You frequent more dog parks than human parks. 33. You’d eat almost anything, but consider yourself a “beer snob”. (Contact: quesenberry@cocc.edu)


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Is Socializing

ster.com, apply to some jobs on Craigslist, and you’ll be making $75K+ a year in no time. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Because both halves of the saying are true: landing a good job after college is as much about whom you know as what you know. Networking is the key, and that means more than just putting your resume out there or making a couple phone calls and waiting around for the job offers to pour in. Lucky for you that college is one of the best places to network. The Alumni Relations and Student Services Offices can get you started, as many colleges and universities already have partnerships in place with local business and corporations looking to hire the best and brightest. Everyone you meet in your four years of college is a potential business contact, which is why campus involvement is so important. Internships, volunteering, student groups, on-campus jobs, and membership in fraternities/ sororities not only show potential employers that you’re motivated and capable of successfully juggling various responsibilities (academic and extracurricular), but also offer you a wealth of opportunities for networking. Fraternities and sororities in particular offer a good place to toss around some ideas and help you get started with a business venture. As Nichole Tores from Entrepreneur Magazine writes, it’s like “having a pre-made focus group that can judge your ideas... a good entrepreneurial petri dish.” According to a 2003 report by Forbes Magazine, about 25% of all CEOs of Forbes Fortune 500 companies were part of a college fraternity, includ-

As Important As

Studying? by Zach Kaufmann | MCT

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list of famous college dropouts would be a long list. Some of the best and brightest in the business, technology, and entertainment worlds have succeeded through hard work and all the right connections. Bill Gates, for example, dropped out of Harvard, and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dropped out of Washington State. For that matter, Steve Jobs was only at Reed College for six months. Ralph Lauren decided he’d rather design ties for Beau Brummel than finish his education at the City College of New York and Don Imus has said he left college after only a week (too many nappy headed-hos for his liking).

President George W. Bush did graduate from Harvard (with a C-average), but his former adviser, Carl Rove, left the University of Utah after two years. For those who are truly innovative or driven or those whose father’s are well-connected in politics and business a college degree is may not be necessary to achieve fame or fortune. So is socializing more important than studying? Everyone has heard that it’s “not what you know, but who know” or that 7 out of every 10 jobs are landed through networking. But don’t get too excited. Recent studies show that college graduates, on average, earn almost double what those with only a high school diploma earn, so it’s still smart to get that degree. Unfortunately, too many college students think that once they graduate they’re set. You wrote that senior thesis, graduated with honors, and got a 3.8 GPA. What more could you need? Besides, all it takes is a good resume, right? Post it on CareerBuilder.com, Mon-

Don Bartletti | MCT

A fresh new look at how success is defined in the classrooms

Cedar Goslin | Broadside

Students take a break from studying to chat in the Campus Center. The relationships students form in college could be just as important as the information they learn in classes. ing William B. Harrison, Jr., formerly of JP Morgan Chase, A.G. Lafley, formerly of Proctor & Gamble and author of The Game Changer, and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler. Forbes quoted former Wachovia CEO, G. Kennedy Thompson, who was a member of Beta Theta Pi while an undergrad at the University of North Carolina, as saying that his involvement in a fraternity offered him “the opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and places, (making) connections that have continued beyond my university years to my business life.” Back in 2003, Beta

tuition and college expenses). Delta Sigma Pi, for example, awards more than $40,000 a year through its Leadership Foundation, with awards ranging from $500 to more than $5,000. Such awards can supplement financial aid and university scholarships; they also look really good on a resume. When you do start considering your job options or promoting your business venture, keep in mind the following tips: clearly define your goals and strategies (know what you’re looking for); know your network and keep in touch with those who could prove most helpful to you; ask

Landing a good job after college is as much about who you know as what you know.

Networking is the key.

Theta Pi led other fraternities in current Forbes Fortune 500 CEOs, a distinction they still hold in 2008. Beta Theta Pi, as well as other business fraternities like Delta Sigma Pi, Pi Sigma Epsilon, and Alpha Kappa Psi frequently hold national business conferences where you can meet other fraternity members and prominent alumni. These events can be particularly important to students who attend colleges without a business school or a major that fits their particular business interests. Since they were founded, the three fraternities have initiated more than 700,000 members, with Alpha Kappa Psi (the largest) operating out of more than 300 chapters. That’s a lot of potential business contacts in a lot of places. These fraternities also give out substantial scholarships and grants that could be used to build your fledgling company (or at least pay your

about a d d i tional people who could help you move forward; think about the questions that other people may ask about your personal or professional life and have your answers ready. Most importantly, remember that your professional networking is different from your social networking. Meeting someone for a business meeting is not the same as talking to someone on FaceBook or MySpace. As Priscilla March for Boston.com writes, “Every professional networking contact, electronic or face-to-face, needs to be carefully crafted, planned, or practiced. One misspelled word, one uncapitalized pronoun, one lapse of over-familiarity or unprofessionalism, and your best chance of making a positive impression may have been wasted.” Keep these tips in mind, and you’ll be off to a great start. (Contact: broadsidemail@cocc.edu)


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A Day in the L

Any COCC Student will know , you can predict how the rest of your day will go by how quickly you can find a parking space.

Once you’ve found a parking space, it’s time to head to class. The new science building provides more spacious and efficient classrooms.


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Life...

The most stressful aspect of any new term may be braving the bookstore rush.

If you’re lucky, you can take a moment to unwind between classes, or get in some last minute studying.

Photos by Ian Smythe


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‘House at the End’ of the Street delivers a suspenseful moviegoing experience

House at the End of the Street began showing in theaters on September 21. Cedar Goslin The Broadside If you love the corny plots, repetitive characters and shock

value “gotcha” moments that are signature to the horror genre, don’t see this movie. However, if you’re looking for an intriguing story with twists and turns that will keep you

engaged for the full hour and 45 minutes, this may be the film for you. Trying to start a new life and repair their relationship, recently divorced Sarah (Elisa-

beth Shue) and her teenage daughter, Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence), move to a beautiful house on the edge of a state park. They’re able to afford such prime real estate because of the morbid history of the house next door; the former owners were murdered by their young daughter. The house is now occupied by the couples’ son, Ryan (Max Thieriot), who was living with his aunt at the time of the massacre. Despite the town’s prejudice against him, Elissa befriends Ryan, though doing so exposes her to his home’s dark secret. MCT Campus House at the End of the Street is pure mind candy. The story will have you guessing from the beginning, and just when you think you have it figured out, you’ll be thrown through another loop. There hasn’t been

Director: Mark Tonderai Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, and Max Thieriot MPAA Rating: PG-13 Length: 101 minutes a movie with this many twists since Director David Koepp’s Secret Window. This movie is great for those who like surprise endings and having to put thought into the movie watching experience. House at the End of the Street is heavy in suspense and there are a few scenes that will make you jump, but this movie isn’t particularly scary, as the trailers suggest. If you’re looking for something that will inspire nightmares, you may find the movie unsatisfying, but when you’re looking for something psychological and compelling, this is your film. (Contact: cgoslin@cocc.edu)

Resident Evil’s terror evolves for the sixth time

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The sixth installment of the Resident Evil game franchise hits stores October 2.

William James The Broadside The threat has evolved. They think like we do. To prepare survival horror fans for the latest installment of Capcom’s iconic Resident Evil franchise, Capcom has released a demo of Resident Evil 6.

The game takes place 15 years after the United States Government's destruction of Raccoon City from the first few games, and sets the characters in various places around the globe. First, players will notice that to access one of the coolest features in the game, they need to connect to the Internet via Xbox Live or Playstation Net-

work. This allows players the ability for other players to join games in progress. Each of the three storylines feature two characters that the player can choose from, with the unselected character being controlled by the AI until another player joins. The characters reach across a broad spectrum that appeals to

fans of this franchise, whether shooter experience, akin to they’ve followed it from the Metal Gear Solid or Gears of beginning or started with the War. “next-gen” titles. The main The added challenge of the protagonists, Leon Kennedy J’avo will force the player to from Resident Evil 4, Chris rely closely on their partner and Redfield from virtually every take careful shots. If the player other Resident Evil title and destroys an arm on one of the a new characJ’avo, their inter named Jake creased exposure Muller round to the virus causes out the main them to mutate, Genre: Survival Horror, like growing a protagonists, each have their Third-person shooter shield-like proown unique Platforms: Xbox 360, trusion to defend skills, abilities themselves. Playstation 3, PC and partners While many RE assisting them. Developer: Capcom fans criticize the No matter ESRB: M intelligence of the who the player Release Date: October J'avo, feeling the controls, the 2 game's legacy has uniqueness of been tarnished each characby introducing ter makes the story mode feel 'smart zombies,' with each game markedly different, as players the viruses infecting the public will be able to play one stage get deadlier, and so too should with each character during the the monsters born of it. demo. Resident Evil 6 looks incredLeon’s arc involves many of ibly impressive even in its curthe survival horror elements rent state as a public demo. and the shuffling, mindless When it hits stores on October zombies that RE fans are used 2 for Xbox 360 and Playstation to. Chris and Jake face down a 3, survival horror fans will be new kind of enemy, the J’avo, thrilled with the fresh challengwho are not your typical zom- es, new characters and scarier bie; they know how to operate monsters that the game offers. advanced weaponry and work as a combat unit. This gives the player more of a third-person (Contact: wjames@cocc.edu)


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off-campus news Green graduation: Many campuses are adopting environmentally friendly garb Larry Gordon Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES_The ceremonial gowns for Animo Venice Charter High School's graduation will be navy blue, but the philosophy behind them is all green. The campus is among a number of high schools and colleges across California and the nation that are adopting environmentally friendly graduation garb made from either renewable wood fibers or recycled plastic bottles. The ecorobes being worn at Animo Venice, for example, are designed to decompose quickly if graduates decide to discard them. "If it ends up in the trash, at least we know we won't hurt the environment," said Animo Venice salutatorian Monica Bautista, 18. That's why her class decided to pay $10 more for the wood-fiber "Elements" gowns from Minnesota-based Jostens Inc. instead of going

with the firm's more traditional polyester graduation robes. Call it social responsibility or savvy marketing, graduation eco-chic was launched this year by several companies and taken up by such California schools as Mills College in Oakland, the University of San Diego, the University of California Berkeley and Humboldt State. Elsewhere in the country, the University of Oregon, Michigan State, Wake Forest University in North Carolina, Yale University in Connecticut and Smith College in Massachusetts are among those joining in. Douglas Bolin, recent past president of the North American Association of Commencement Officers, said college students' tastes probably will expand the trend next year. "It seems that a lot of college students are sensitive to the environment, and I do think they are demanding different products," said Bolin, artistic director of university events at the University of Texas, Austin.

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His school last month used the new "GreenWeaver" gown, made of two dozen melteddown plastic water bottles. That robe accounts for about 6 percent of the graduation gown business this year for Virginia-based manufacturer Oak Hall Cap & Gown Co., and that share will probably double or triple next year, according to its president, Joseph D'Angelo. "Sustainability is something many schools are embracing," he said. Another of his customers is Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where bookstore customer service manager Janet Carlstrom said the decision to switch to those gowns for the school's Saturday commencement "just seemed like the right thing to do." The price is $36.75 for undergraduate cap, gown and tassel, she said. Mills College gave graduates a choice for their May 15 commencement. Nearly 70 percent selected the environmentally themed outfit from Jostens: $28 for the cap, gown and tassel, according to Renee Jadushlever, the college's vice president for operations. The rest stayed with the traditional polyester, which cost $7 less, she said. Alissa Chasten of Sacramento, a recent Mills graduate, said she bought an eco-gown even though she suspected it might be a sales stunt. "Regardless if it was a marketing tool to accrue a lot more money for the companies, I thought it was still a great idea," said Chasten, who was involved in recycling projects at school. Other than being a slightly darker black,

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Graduation gowns can be made from recycled materials the new gown did not look or feel different from others. "It was pretty comfortable. It was breathable," she said. Older alumni might be surprised that most schools no longer rent cloth gowns that are returned for cleaning and re-used. Companies say that became more difficult as students kept the garb for postgraduation photos and parties and some robes were lost. Also, they say, the dry cleaning and return shipping created extra costs and pollution. So cloth rentals were replaced mainly by polyester gowns, which graduates would buy and then save, toss or donate to a future student.

For this latest generation of robes, Oak Hall stresses that the use of plastic bottles for its GreenWeaver gowns reduces waste and saves trees. D'Angelo said the company will accept used gowns that will also be recycled and made into new ones. Jostens says the fibers in its Elements gown are from renewable forests and that most of the robe will decompose in a year if buried in the ground. Its advertisements ask: "Helping protect the Earth's future as your students begin their own? Now that's a legacy worth leaving." (MCT Campus)

Online degrees are the future of higher education Juleyka Lantigua-Williams MCT As a teacher at a community college, I welcome the transformation in higher education that online technology brings. For my courses, I post handouts, useful links, research supplements and study guides online. I no longer accept printed papers, only document files uploaded to our course site. And I no longer administer tests in the classroom, but create them online, allowing students a larger window in which to complete them. Maximizing the online possibilities in my classroom optimizes my teaching in multiple ways.

The cost of the reading material has evaporated in the ether. Students are also less likely to make excuses for missed work after an absence, since materials are usually posted the same day we meet. I have more time in class to spend teaching. And online discussion boards help continue the conversation long after they file out of class. My classroom is a microcosm of what's possible. Places like Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Harvard, UCLABerkeley and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are embarking on ambitious and transformative online education projects. The latter three launched EdX, a non-

profit that offers hundreds of courses free of charge online. Already, more than 10 percent of all college students are enrolled in fully online degree programs, according to the Department of Education. The next crucial step is to move toward offering entirely free online degrees. We don't have much of an alternative. Only 40 percent of adults in the United States between the ages of 25 and 34 had earned an associate, bachelor's or graduate degree in 2010, as reported by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development. We ranked 16th in the number of young adults with college degrees, trailing countries like Russia, Canada and Japan.

As tuition keeps going up faster than inflation, and federal financial aid is not enough to assist every college-ready student, we're likely to fall further and further behind. Other superpowers are already ahead of us. China's government gives grants to universities to put undergraduate teaching materials online. The Ministry of Education gives professors incentives to post course materials online. India keeps its focus on students, asking its most rigorous technology universities to post videos of lectures so millions of students across the country can access them. President Obama has proposed increasing the amount of campus-based financial

aid to $10 billion annually. That's good news for students who qualify. But millions more will accrue debt in the form of student loans. It would better serve students, and the country, to make a multibillion dollar investment in offering entirely free online degrees through existing programs. By offering free online degrees, colleges here could open wide the doors of higher education. In doing so, they would help the United States become truly competitive in the international race for talent.

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College Football This Week How about the Mid-American Conference, which posted four victories last week over schools from Bowl Championship Series automaticqualifier conferences? That included Central Michigan's upset of Iowa, the third time a MAC team has defeated a Big Ten squad this season. Western Michigan coach Bill Cubit said one of the keys is finding good players who were passed over by Big Ten teams. "If anybody's a competitor, you want to play against teams that didn't want you," Cubit, the former head coach at Widener, told the Associated Press. "You want to

allowed. Heisman heaven This is what quarterback Geno Smith of ninth-ranked West Virginia has been waiting for, the start of Big 12 play and a chance for his Mountaineers to prove they're worthy of lofty expectations in their new conference. Smith enters the home game against No. 25 Baylor second in the nation in total offense, passing yards, and passing efficiency and firmly anchored as a Heisman Trophy candidate. "I know everyone's been anticipating this," Smith told reporters. "It's conference play now. Anything goes in these types of games. We're just going to expect everything and go out and do our best." The Marshall plan If you're a fan of scoring, find some video of Marshall, which puts points on the board and gives them up almost as quickly. The Thundering Herd are averaging 41 points behind quarterback Rakeem Cato, who averages 377 yards of total offense, third in the nation. On the flip side, they're 118th out of the 120 FBS teams in scoring defense, allowing 42.8 points per game. Marshall, which plays at Purdue, has a pair of former Penn State players

go out there and prove your worth. We use it every time we play teams like that." Big Ten surprises Yes, everyone has been down this month on the Big Ten, which enters Saturday's start of conference play with only three teams ranked in the AP Top 25. But you can't knock Northwestern and Minnesota, each of which is 4-0 yet remains unranked. The Wildcats have accounted for three of the conference's six wins over BCS conference opponents, and their two quarterbacks have yet to throw an interception in 118 attempts. The Gophers, who look Saturday for their first 5-0 start since 2004, have passed the ball efficiently and have been tough on defense, ranking third in the Big Ten in yards

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on its roster. Junior Derrick Thomas starts at cornerback and is seventh on the team in tackles while senior wide receiver Devon Smith has yet to see game action, leading to speculation he could be redshirted. As in Herschel Their teammates call them "Gurshall," No. 5 Georgia's dynamic 1-2 freshman tailback combination of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall. Gurley leads the Southeastern Conference in rushing (101.5 yards per game), scoring (10.5 points), and all-purpose yards (164.2 yards), and Marshall averages 66 yards. The two have combined for 670 yards and 10 touchdowns on the season. While no one is comparing them to former Georgia great Herschel Walker just yet, the Bulldogs appreciate their contributions following seasons in which their tailbacks would get in trouble and leave the team. "They are mature beyond their years," receiver Michael Bennett told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Ducks and 'D' Well, so much for our prediction last week of a shootout between Oregon and Arizona. The Ducks defense took care of that, returning two interceptions for touchdowns and

shutting out the Wildcats to the tune of 49-0. On a team in which the offense gets 99 percent of the attention, the defense appreciates the recognition. "Anything's possible with these kids," defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti told the AP. "They listen. They practice hard. They want to win." The next challenge for No. 2 Oregon is the potent passing attack of Mike Leach and Washington State on Saturday night at Seattle. Food for thought Vanderbilt may not have the best football team in the country, but it might have the best food coach around. His name is Majid Noori, a.k.a. "Magic," and he has drawn on his 20-plus years of organizing training tables for athletes with a new book, "Eating to Win with America's #1 Food Coach."" Noori said it's not a nutrition book or a cookbook but a tool to help families set up healthier meals like baked and grilled dishes, salads, vegetables, and smoothies. Noori has worked with former Vanderbilt athletes such as football's Jay Cutler, golf's Brandt Snedeker, and baseball's David Price. (Contact: cocc.edu)

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