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or the first time, an Indigenous language class will be offered at Central Oregon Community College, starting winter term. The Kiksht language, which is one of the three Indigenous languages spoken at Warm Springs will be offered at the Madras campus as a Humanities class, and will be taught by Valerie Switzler. The introduction of this class has been a long time in the works, according to Gina Ricketts, the director of the Native American program. “It’s a project I took on when I first took the job,” said Ricketts. “Before that Justine Connor [previous director of the Native American program] had been working on it.” The significance of this language goes beyond adding to the diversity of subjects offered at COCC, according to Ricketts. “The college’s decision to offer this class sends a message of support to the Native American community,” said Ricketts. “It tells them that COCC recognizes their culture and the importance of preserving their heritage.”
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COCC takes big step in support of Native American culture
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ASCOCC Thanksgiving Food Drive
Campus Word We asked four students on campus how often do you eat fast food and why?
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Not really very often, maybe twice a month. Most of the time I eat at home.” -Sarah Blair
Items Needed: Stuffing
To apply for a food basket or donate, please stop by the ASCOCC offices in Bend @ Campus Center Room 207 or Redmond Building 1 room 139 For the Club that donated the most food, ASCOCC will donate $200 to the clubs charity of choose.
I don’t eat it often at all. I’ve learned what you put in, is what you put out.” -Kori Jefferson
Everyday. I live here at the dorms and eat at Sodexo every day.” -Kyle Vanderwalker Never. I don’t find it sustainable or health promoting.” -Julia Martinez
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New sports program brings ski racing to OSU-Cascades Anna Quesenberry The Broadside
tudents will have the opportunity to show off their skills on the mountain and compete in Oregon State UniversityCascades club sports this winter. “We have world class facilities,” said Bruce Petersen, OSU-Cascades’ Internship and Employment Coordinator. “It’s very unique to have an amazing winter wonderland just 20 miles up the road.” Mount Bachelor Sports Education Foundation, the non-profit organization who presents the “Pole, Pedal, Paddle” competition each year, has joined with OSU-Cascades to offer winter sports, including alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding and freestyle. MBSEF has been facilitating races for over 25 years, according to Petersen. “They have former Olympian coaches,” said Petersen. “So rather than us trying to do this all on our own, we looked to a partner that has all of the infrastructure, knowledge and expertise.” The partnership has helped get the club sports program launched, according to Petersen.
It’s very unique to have an amazing winter wonderland just 20 miles up the road.”
Petersen has been volunteering on the club sports program for the past two years. “It’s just so crucial for us to have sports as a college campus,” said Petersen. A sports task force was formed by OSU-Cascades to evaluate 30 different sports, according to Petersen. Criteria was based on whether the sport would “drive enrollment, campus spirit and community spirit,” said Petersen. Skiing and cycling stood out during the assessment, according to Petersen. Sports currently offered at OSU-Cascades are considered to be individual sports, but Petersen doesn’t want to label them that way because each individual will be competing as a part of a team. “Dave Turnbowl, the track coach at Summit High School, totally changed my perspective on individual sports,” said Petersen. “Summit wins the state championship in track almost every year; they dominate. They’re a team. That’s how they interact and they do a lot of team bonding.” Petersen recruited Turnbowl to serve on OSU-Cascades’ sports task force. Spring-sports offered will include mountain biking and cyclocross, which involves participants riding a “cross-bike” on specially designed tracks. “Over time we will most likely add some other sports,” said Petersen. Central Oregon Community College students who are dually enrolled and have been admitted to OSU-Cascades are also encouraged to participate in the club sports program. Alpine and Nordic Collegiate Races are the
first events scheduled to be held on Jan. 26-27 at Mount Bachelor. Skiers from throughout the northwest will compete and OSU-Cascades will also be having on-campus activities those days to support the teams, according to Petersen. It costs $100 to join OSU-Cascades’ club sports program, which does not include the price of a season pass at Mount Bachelor. “What they’re getting for that is pretty unbelievable,” said Petersen. “Just when you think of the transportation up to the mountain and back, the coaching they’re getting and the training.” Not all students are aware winter sports has been added to the club sports program at OSU-Cascades. “I didn’t even know there was a team,” OSUCascades student, Tyler Vatten said. Vatten has been snowboarding for three years and is interested in participating in racing and freestyle events. "I would love to go to the mountain and make an idiot of myself,” Vatten said. Students interested in competing should email the club sports program at OSUCascadesSports@osucascades.edu . “Right out of the gate we will be very competitive,” said Petersen, “because we have some of the best possible training facilities that you can imagine.” (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mt Bachelor Update
-Bruce Petersen, OSUCascades Internship and Employment Coordinator.
Take advantage of the numerous opportunities locals have to get reduced rate charity tickets that are a great deal and at the same time benefit non-profit local charity.”
Season total snowfall:
26” Mid Mountain Depth:
11” Lifts tentatively scheduled to open Wednesday, Nov. 21, conditions permitting.
Ski For Schools campaign starts up at the end of November. $25 vouchers will be available from non-profit charity organizations in Central Oregon. 100 percent of the proceeds are donated back to charity.
Ticket prices have gone up from last year to $76 for full day adult lift ticket, $65 for a teen or senior lift ticket.
-Andy Goggins, Mount Bachelor’s Direc-
tor of Marketing and Communications Stock Photo by Rhyan McLaury| The Broadside
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Graphic by Amy Martin | MCT Campus
OSA breaks own Record for voter registration 6,000 In-class Presentations
New Voters Registered
of Oregon Voters
This fall the Oregon Student Association ran a statewide campaign to get students registered to vote. The non-partisan campaign was more than a public service, according to a press
release from OSA, but an effort to give students a voice in upcoming legislature. Their 2012 voter registration drive outclassed their drive in 2008 with record breaking numbers.
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grandparent age,” said Switzler. “When they pass away the language will go In addition to the level of support, Rick- with them unless... younger generaetts believed, is suggested by this class, tions are able to learn the language.” she said more classes like the Kiksht Passing language is something language class could help restore Na- Switzler believes in very strongly. tive American “A lot of culture. people ask me “Language why I teach The language has is a powerful language,” meaning. It’s like a key my thing,” said said Switzler. Ricketts. “The that brings us together “The language first thing has meaning. with our customs.” taken from It’s like a key Native people that brings us -Valarie Switzler, COCC Professor together with was their lanof Kiksht Language Class our customs.” guage, because that The ofwould disfering of the mantle their culture... this gives some Kiksht language class will be a good of that back.” way to get Native Americans and their The incorporation of Indigenous culture more integrated into their language classes could help prevent local college, according to Switzler. Native languages from dying out, ac- She hopes that eventually COCC will cording to Switzler. She said that over be able to offer the other two Warm 200 Native languages are in danger of Springs languages, as well as classes disappearing, but they could be saved on Native American history and culif young generations have a venue to ture. learn them, and therefore pass them “It’s a good first step,” said Switzler. on to future generations. “It’s getting to the point that most of (Contact: Cgoslin@cocc.edu) the Native language speakers are in the
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▲ Colleen Ahlfs, Natalie Dollar, and Red Cross employee Cindy Bissel in front of Oregon State University Cascades Hall at the Civil War Blood Drive on Nov. 6. The blood drive was organized by Associated Students of Cascades Campus Vice President Alli Boardman-Fletcher and put on by members of the Red Cross.
Results from ASCOCC Blood Drive
167 Units Collected
To help over
• 36 unit goal • 39 units collected (33 whole blood 6 dbl red) • 56 scheduled donors • 14 first time donors • 4 deferrals
• 66 unit goal • 64 units collected (48 whole blood 16 dbl red) • 36 scheduled donors • 21 first time donors • 7 deferrals
• 66 unit goal • 64 units collected (48 whole blood 16 dbl red) • 55 scheduled donors • 21 first time donors • 3 deferrals
Information submitted by Marcea Vandermeer of the American Red Cross
COCC incident reports, Incident Date
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◄ The fall damaged Sheila Bryan’s glasses and cut her face. Despite her bleeding, none of the onlookers stopped to help. ▼ Bryan revisits the site of her accident on Oct. 23.
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heila Bryan was walking toward the Campus Center on Oct. 23 when she missed a step and plunged face first onto asphalt. The most painful part of her accident, said Bryan, was being ignored by the students who walked by without asking if she was alright. Bryan, a student at Central Oregon Community College, has poor depth perception due to limited vision in her right eye. That morning, she was walking fast trying to get her heart rate up. Bryan fell when she missed the asphalt curb of the track. Her glasses were damaged and her face was scratched. Bryan said that two men “in their twenties” were nearby, but they walked past without even looking at her as she searched for her glasses. As Bryan put on her glasses, her face bleeding, she saw a young lady who looked at her and then turned away. “What if it had been a heart attack?” said Bryan. “If I hadn’t gotten help in minutes, I would have died. ...How can people walk by someone like that? I’d expect that in a big city, but I expected more here.” Bryan walked back to her
car holding her sweater over her face to staunch the blood-and the tears. “What hit me the most-what made me cry,” said Bryan, “was that people didn’t care.” Bryan has been at COCC since 2010 working toward her Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree. One of her classmates, Heather Storer, reports that the same thing happened to her last winter. Storer was walking past the new Science Building when she slipped on a patch of ice. Storer reports that there were three men smoking who saw her, as well as three other individuals who glanced at her and went about what they were doing. Storer was down for “four or five minutes,” and she had to pull herself back up due to a back injury. When Storer discovered several months later that Bryan had undergone a similar event, Storer said she felt “disgust.” Andria Woodell, professor of Behavioral Psychology at COCC, doesn’t believe students acted out of callousness; she believes they don’t know what to do. “Sometimes people are frozen; they don’t know what step to take,” said Woodell. The study of this phenomenon is called “diffusion of responsibility,” and it began after
the murder of Kitty Genovese in 1964, according to Woodell. Kitty Genovese, who was murdered in a New York neighborhood, was seen by 38 individuals who didn’t call the police. “It’s called the ‘bystander effect,’” said Woodell. “The more people who are present, the less chance one is going to help. People are more likely to mobilize if there are less people. Everybody assumes others know how to react.” Victims of accidents to challenge bystanders to move by making eye contact and giving commands, said Woodell. “‘I just injured myself; can you call campus security?’” said Woodell in example. Though the “bystander effect” is the status quo, Woodell said that there is one factor that can overcome it. “If you can get one person-one hero,” said Woodell, “to react, that ‘breaks the spell’ on bystanders and others come to help.” Woodell calls this the “heroic imagination.” This is what causes people to act when no one else is, according to Woodell. “The question is,” said Woodell, “how do we get more people to act like this as opposed to conforming to the rule?”
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What hit me the most --what made me cry-- was that people didn’t care.” -Sheila Bryan, COCC Student
Data submitted by COCC Institutional Research Office
October 22 to October 30 Synopsis
Report of harrassment
Juniper Resident Hall
None-life threatening transport to urgent care
Juniper Resident Hall
Property found in serpentine lot
Injury on Redmond Campus
Found bank card in Ochoco
Found backpack with contents in Health Careers Building
Found Oregon driver’s liscense in Ponderosa Hall
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features Operation: Don’t Go Broke
Burgers on a Budget Anna Quesenberry Operation: Don’t Go Broke is devoted to bringing readers helpful tips on ways to save in college. Sure you could go down to Pilot Butte and buy a burger, but it’s going to cost FOUR times as much as making your own gourmet burger at home. Follow these steps to grill up a gourmet burger on a budget.
1 pound Ground Chuck 1 Egg ¼ cup Breadcrumbs Seasoning Mixture: Sweet Mesquite, Garlic and Onion Powder Ground Black Pepper
This burger will fill your belly without emptying your wallet. ▲
◄ Mix ingredients and form into patties, being careful not to mess too much with meat. A dimple in the center will help patties keep their form Let patties set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
▲Allow the meat to set while preparing toppings.
◄ For best results, apply cold patties to a hot grill. Let them cook. Flip patties one-two times tops. Apply the cheese during the last few minutes of grilling.
Cook bacon on a cookie sheet lined with crumpled up aluminum foil. The key is to place directly into cool oven, then turn temperature to 400 degrees. Bake for approximately 20 minutes. ►
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◄ Prepare the burger just the way you like it. $2.08 per Gourmet Burger Tolera bun $0.33 1/4 lb. Beef chuck patty $0.62 Slice of cheese $0.25 Slice of bacon $0.29 Lettuce $0.14 Tomato $0.17 Onion $0.08 Mushrooms $0.20 Ingredients on-hand: Bread crumbs Egg Seasoning Condiments
Anna Quesenberry is a first year COCC nursing student. She is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money. (email@example.com)
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Reel Injun: How the film industry affected Native American image Molly Svendsen The Broadside
as the film industry shaped your image of Native Americans? Gina Ricketts thinks it has. The first thing that comes to mind for most people about Native Americans is what has been portrayed through movies and media, according to Ricketts, Native American program coordinator at Central Oregon Community College. For many years, media has portrayed Native Americans as savages, such as the Indians portrayed in many of John Wayne’s films. “The picture of Native Americans as savage beings who are over battled and are always on horseback just simply is not true,” said Ricketts. These perceptions of Native Americans in the film industry is brought to light in the recently released documentary, The Reel Injun. This traces movies, from silent films to current films, and their portrayal of Native Americans. This film also introduces viewers to Native American producers and actors who are becoming more present in the film industry. ADVERTISEMENTS
▲ Reel Injun takes a unique look at the portrayal of North American Natives in the history of cinima. “The people interviewed in this film are involved in the film industry: Not only Native Americans, but those who have played Native’s roles in past films,” said Ricketts. “By having this it shows or explores how Native Americans have been portrayed through the history of cinema.” For more than 100 years, movies have portrayed Native Americans as either strong, fighting warriors, or wild beings who live off the land, according to Valerie Switzler, General Manager of Warm Springs Higher Education. “Cinema either portrays Native Americans on one end of the spectrum of the other, where Natives are either made fun of and seen as silly, or seen as noble, strong warriors,” said Switzler. “In the
Native American community not all are warriors...there are peacemakers,basket weavers, and politicians too.” Another factor that contributes to the misconceptions about Native Americans is that many of the actors in films about Native Americans are not Native American actors; this makes it difficult to accurately display the culture, according to Ricketts. “The fact of it is that not very many Native American roles are played by actual Native people, but rather white people in costume,” said Ricketts. “Not only does this add to misconceptions but also really builds how we view Native Americans and is not true to reality.” These misconceptions are harmful to the Native American community and culture
because people don’t want to be a part of something that is ridiculed, according to Switzler. “Anything that hurts someone or even discourages someone is unwise and not necessary,” said Switzler. “We must encourage the younger Native generations to stay true to their roots.” By creating films where the Native Americans are portrayed as savages and the cowboys as the victors, the film industry has not helped to honor and respect the Native American heritage, according to Switzler. “In cowboy and Indian movies, most people would choose to be the cowboys, the strong, fighting ones who win,”said Switzler. “In the past the films have not helped us to honor
and respect our heritage...and realize how special a thing it really is.” Part of the misconceptions come from a lack of knowledge, so the film The Reel Injun should help to reveal the true Native American culture, according to Switzler. “By students and faculty learning more about the Native American culture and traditions as well as being willing to broaden their horizons...this will really help to lift up and respect the Native American students,” said Switzler. Reel Injun film: Nov. 14, 6:30-8:30, Hitchcock Auditorium (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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uality meat, secret sauce and "skatresses" sets Dandy's apart from other burger restaurants in Central Oregon. They take pride in offering big burgers for a good price and their secret sauce is “magical.”
Signature Burger: The Grand Dandy has lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon and secret sauce.
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pened ten years ago by Jody Carell, this drive-in restaurant delivers their meals in classic form. They consider the fact that they make everything from scratch to be one of the restaurant’s top qualities.
Signature Burger: The Bacon Cheeseburger, with fry sauce, bacon, lettuce and pickles.
ilot Butte Drive-in uses all name brand high quality certified angus beef and they don’t skimp on portions. They have been serving up burgers in Bend, Oregon for 30 years. Pilot Butte offers a family-friendly diner experience known as the “burger, fry and shake experience.” Signature Burger: The Pilot Butte Burger is made from an 18 ounce patty, lettuce, tomato, pickles, thousand island and bacon is recommended.
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Cascade Lakes Brewing Company
ascade Lakes Lodge has prided itself on good service and good beers since it opened in Bend in 2004. Customers coming for burgers can also enjoy hand crafted beers from Cascade Lakes Brewing Company. Signature Burger: The Black and Bleu Bacon Burger boasts 3 pounds of fresh burger dredged in blackening spices and topped with bacon and blue cheese.
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Bring out your dead Exploring our facination with the dead, undead and things in between
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the first of four Social Science lectures this fall term. The autumn Social Science Lectures are themed around exploring our fascination with the dead, undead and everything in between. Eberle emerged on stage in a full body black robe, a long red cane and a bird-like mask. The outfit, Eberle explained, was similar to what
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ring out your dead!” was a common cry in European city streets for over a century. It was also the cry from Dr. Mark Eberle, a Central Oregon Community College professor of Biological Sciences, as he kicked off
17th Century plague doctors wore to protect themselves against disease. The cane, used to keep patients at a reasonable distance during examinations, was over three feet long. The bird beak of the mask contained perfumes and spice because doctors believed miasma, or bad smells, were the cause of disease. A plague doctor in the late 17th century described the outfit as being hot and only useful in keeping fleas away, which Eberle finds ironic because fleas were later discovered to be the source of the plague. The lecture and pictures chronicled the first recorded epidemic from 1348 up to the 2012 case from Prineville, Oregon. “The bubonic plague killed two thirds of the European population, 50 percent of the Italian population,” Eberle said. In addition to the bubonic plague, Eberle’s lecture covered the origin of syphilis and a less known plague that originated from rye plants infected with ergot fungus.
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irst time students in Mark Eberle’s microbiology class are shocked when they see their professor in a medieval plague doctor costume. Eberle teaches biology at Central Oregon Community College. He’s a history buff who is intrigued by the history of infectious diseases and the microorganisms associated with getting a population sick intriguing, according to Eberle. He wears his plague costume
Hickcock Auditorium Fall Schedule October 29 6:00-7:00 p.m. Bring out your Dead Mark Eberle, Ph.D. November 13 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cranial Injuries and Criminals Rebecca Walker-Sands, Ph.D. November 20 5:00-6:00 p.m. Create your own zombie Tony Russell, Ph.D. November 27 5:30-6:30 p.m. Vampires and the people who love them Terry Krueger, Ph.D.
Photo taken from www.sdcounty.ca.gov▲
▲Eberle shows a microscopic photo of a flea infected with the bubonic plague.
The man behind the mask: Professor Mark Eberle as a way of demonstrating historical views on infectious diseases. “The plague costume was worn during the plague epidemics because Europeans thought that the plague and a whole slew of other diseases were caused by bad smells,” said Eberle. The inspiration for the plague costume came from a trip to Italy where Eberle took photographs of architecture and art relating to the plague epidemics. The plague costume ensemble consists of a black cape, a wooden stick to ward off any disease-ridden individuals, a leather hat, leather
gloves, leather boots, a full length gown, and a mask that resembles a bird beak where the scent of perfumes and spices are housed to get rid of the bad smells which smells supposedly caused the plague and other diseases. Eberle is also interested in learning about the dangerous creatures that are invisible to the human eye. “[Microorganisms] are kind of like miniature lions and tigers at a zoo,” said Eberle. Prior to coming to COCC, Eberle brought with him extensive background experience as he traveled throughout the United States of America, Pana-
ma, and abroad in Italy. Eberle decided to dive into the world of medical entomology during his stint as a researcher and as a graduate student at University of California-Davis where he begun studying the behavior of body lice. He was the first person at U.C. Davis to conduct research on body lice, said Eberle. After his research, Eberle decided to try a teaching position and ended up at COCC. Central Oregon scenery was a nice change of pace. “I’m glad to be at a place where there are mountains,” said Eberle. (Contact: email@example.com)
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man and professor of infectious diseases has seen through the invisible world of microbes
Bring out your dead!
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▲Dr. Mark Eberle: Plague
The remaining “Bring out your dead!” lectures are presented throughout November in the Hitchcock Auditorium. The lecture series is organized and hosted by COCC assistant professors Andria Woodell, Sara Henson and Mick McCann to bring cross-discipline topics often discussed in social sciences to the students of COCC. The winter lecture series topic is on food. The first talk is Feb. 5 and will be in an ignite format with several speakers from various backgrounds give a five minute talk on food from their area of expertise. “The series is geared primarily toward COCC students and interested members from the community,” said Woodell. “The purpose of the talks are to give students an opportunity to learn about specific topics in more detail and to see how these topics are discussed from different perspectives.”
▲Eberle in full costume performs the first lecture in the “bring out your dead series”.
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Nostalgia rules in
Director: Rich Moore Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Jack McBrayer, Alan Tudyk MPAA Rating: PG Star rating: 4 and a half out of 5
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ou might think “Fix-itFelix Jr” was actually there alongside arcade classics such as “Pac-Man” and “Q-Bert” after watching “Wreck-It Ralph,” the latest animated movie from Disney Studios. That’s the kind of detail the makers of this movie pay attention to, and the kind that makes this movie work. Opening the movie is a montage that places these original creations amid the numerous arcade titles that have inhabited such
establishments over the last thirty years. This is a movie for the family, but clearly there is a nod to the generation of gamers who grew up on classic games of this genre. Ralph (John C. Reilly), the titular character, brings us up to speed as the movie opens, sitting in a sort of group therapy for video game villains that have trouble dealing with their roles. His mantra; “I’m bad and that’s good,” gets him through each day. It’s the thirtieth anniversary of Ralph’s game “Fix-it-Felix Jr,” and as usual, Ralph was not invited to the party with the heroes of his game.
Driven by depression and rejection, Ralph journeys to a hub where video game characters can meet and socialize outside their respective games. He longs to be a hero for once and breaks the cardinal rule of trespassing into other games, or “going turbo,” as the other video game denizens put it. Along his journey, he meets several original characters who seem to fit naturally
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in the theme of video games- Fix-Felix Jr. (Jack McBrayer), a tough sergeant from a sci-fi shooter called “Hero’s Duty,” (voiced by Jane Lynch), and finally Vanellope von Schweetz (Sara Silverman) from a colorful candy-themed kart racer called “Sugar Rush.” Through his interaction with Vanellope, the real conflict of the film reveals itself through the parallels of the two characters, and their struggle with the egotistical King Candy (Alan Tudyk). While Ralph fights to attain what he believes will make him a real hero, he finds something more meaningful in the process.
At its core, “Wreck-It Ralph” is a story about overcoming adversity. Disney manages to play to its audiences with plenty of nostalgia for the older viewers and lots of action for the younger. However, he last ten minutes of the film are a fever-pitched culmination of all the plots that obviously cater to the children in the audience who have already consumed too many sugary snacks at this point. Despite this, “Wreck it Ralph” is still a very good movie that offers something for the whole family, and fans of classic video games will feel delighted by all of the inside references.
(Contact: nmhughes@cocc. edu)
When it comes to Bond, nobody does it better than Sam Mendes Rene Rodriguez The Miami Herald (MCT)
ere's how movies get made sometimes: Actor Daniel Craig was at a party in New York City. He had knocked back a few drinks and was feeling a bit buzzed when he spotted his friend and fellow Brit Sam Mendes, who had directed him in 2002's "Road to Perdition." "Sam had just gotten there and was completely sober, and I wasn't," Craig recalls. "We got to talking about movies, and he told me how much he had enjoyed 'Casino Royale.' And suddenly I found myself telling him how great he would be if we made another one, and would he want to direct it?” Mendes, Oscar-winning director of "American Beauty" and "Revolutionary Road," indulged his tipsy friend. "I said 'Of course!' in a kind of jovial, sure-thing-buddy! kind of way. To be honest, I had never thought about the Bond series seriously before. But then I went home and started thinking about it. I had been wanting to go back to England and make an English film and work with Judi Dench again. I had
been wanting to shock myself out of the things I had gotten used to doing and wanted to try my hand at action." The only catch? Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, the keepers of the 007 screen rights, were the only ones with the authority to hire a director. "Daniel called me a day later a bit shame-faced," Mendes says. "He said 'You remember what I said to you the other night? I'm not sure I'm entitled to offer you that job. But would you like to meet Barbara and Michael?' " The deal moved quickly. Broccoli and Wilson brought their usual squad of stunt men and action choreographers and assistant cameramen. Mendes handpicked cinematographer Roger Deakins ("No Country For Old Men"), composer Thomas Newman and production designer Dennis Gassner. Everyone collaborated on the casting of new characters, which included Ben Whishaw ("Cloud Atlas") as a younger incarnation of the gadget-guru Q, Ralph Fiennes as a not-entirely-trustworthy British government honcho and Javier Bardem as the bleached-blond, ambisexual Silva, a villain who, unlike
most other Bond bad guys, has more personal motives than taking over the world. Mendes is the primary reason why "Skyfall" (which also features Albert Finney in a small but critical role) has the starriest of any Bond cast to date.
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Daniel Craig stars in Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond movie.
"I called Ralph to talk about being in a Bond movie, but he didn't sound that excited," Mendes says. "When we had lunch, he told me he assumed I wanted him to play the vil-
lain, and he had just spent a decade playing Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies. But once I told him who I had him in mind for, he was thrilled. "Javier was a little trickier. He said 'I love the idea, I love the cast and I love your work. But I'm not sure about the role yet. Can we talk?' A lot of what you see of Silva onscreen came from rehearsals and screen tests. Javier is such a remarkably playful actor. He loves to experiment with the way he looks and moves and talks. He doesn't take any detail for granted. This is the first movie I've made in my career where all my first choices said yes. I wanted to have a true highlevel ensemble, unlike any you've seen in a Bond movie." All that acting stuff may be fine and good. But no one going to see "Skyfall" is expecting Chekhov, and Mendes pulls off several set pieces a 15-minute chase sequence involving motorcycles and speeding trains that opens the film and a brutal fistfight shot in one uninterrupted take against a backdrop of neon-lit Shanghai that reveal the director is just as good at choreographing physical mayhem as he is at working with actors. And unlike most modern-day ac-
tion pictures, in which editing speed renders the visuals into a blur, you can follow what's happening onscreen. "I wanted to make sure there was never a point in the movie where we were stuck in one single linear chase," Mendes says. "For example, in the opening scene, Bond is chasing (the villain) Patrice, someone else is chasing Bond and M (Judi Dench) is watching everything from MI6 headquarters, so we have three different elements at play. You can control the rhythm of an action sequence without having to resort to rapid-fire editing. "Some of the most impressive action sequences in any movie of the last 10 years were directed by Paul Greengrass ("The Bourne Ultimatum," "Green Zone"). But you can't just borrow what he does as a style. It's a particular language that he knows how to speak. He grew up making documentaries, and that's how he sees film in his head. I see action in a much more classical way. I have to shoot and stage the action in the same way I've staged my other movies. I just have to cut much faster. Hopefully it'll be exciting! Otherwise we're in trouble."
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At left: Instructor Chris Matthews helps Meredith Shadrach with her form in Tai Chi at Sunset class in Boyle Education. Above: Bend citizens Cindy Wallskog, Meredith Shadrach, Dana Margosian and Eric Wallskog practice channeling their energy in an ancient Chinese tradition that was adapted into an exercise. Photos by Stephen Badger | The Broadside
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