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December 12, 2012 | | Vol. 61, Issue 11

Council member’s funding vote deemed to be conflict of interest Cedar Goslin The Broadside


elly Huskey voted to allot up to $500 to a club she is a member of during a student council meeting on Dec. 4. During the meeting, The Associated Students of Central Oregon Community College received a funding request from Shinaed Lindgren, one of the captains of the Criminal Justice Club. The request asked that the ASCOCC match the amount of money raised by the club for their Quarters for Se-

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Kelly Huskey niors fundraiser, in any amount up to $500. All four present council members--as well as Shara Huskey, Director of Pub-

lic Relations, who was absent but voted by proxy--voted to approve the request, including Kelly Huskey, the Director of Student Organizations. Huskey is a former captain of the Criminal Justice Club, and is currently an active member. She stated in a previous interview with The Broadside, published on Oct. 31, that she would not vote on issues concerning the Criminal Justice Club to avoid conflict of interest.

FUNDING, page 5

Students live and learn to fight fire Pages 8&9

Winter Wonderland: Mt. Bachelor opens for the season Page 14

Earthquakes and Armageddon

Index A&E Campus Word Clubs & Sports Crossword/Sudoku Editorials Features News

11 2 14 13 2 6 3

What would happen if the cascadia quake hit COCC? page 6

Demystifying the Mayan Calendar Page 5

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editorials thebroadside EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Cedar Goslin MANAGING EDITOR Jarred Graham ASSISTANT EDITOR Scott Greenstone PRODUCTION MANAGER Rhyan McLaury MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Anna Quesenberry PHOTOGRAPHY EDITOR Ian Smythe REPORTERS Kathryn Eng Tabitha Johnson Nathaniel Kelly Molly Svendsen PHOTOGRAPHERS Stephen Badger Ian Lusby PAGINATORS Noah Hughes Andrew Greenstone ADVISOR Leon Pantenburg

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR To the Editor: This is a comment regarding your recent article about the “Top 10 WORST Holiday Movies”. As I skimmed that edition of The Broadside, I had to do a double-take when I saw that “Elf” was listed as the #1 worst holiday movie. I certainly am not writing to proclaim that Elf is one of the best movies ever made; however, it is not the worst. The article mentioned that “Elf” will “remind you of everything you hate about the holidays”. So “Elf” reminds us of greediness, selfishness, waste, and impatience? I’m pretty sure Buddy the elf exemplifies NONE of those things. If there’s one thing Buddy the elf is not, it’s selfish. In fact, Buddy puts others before him, he’s childishly silly and naïve, and just wants to make others happy—whether it’s the other toy-making elves or his dad. Sure, it may not be winning Academy Awards next to “The Hurt Locker” and “Schindler’s List”, but it’s cute, clever, wacky, and it makes you smile. Who cares if the cinematography is not top-grade? It has charm, which anyone will tell you can go farther than technical correctness. “Elf” is quotable (just say, “You sit on a throne of lies” to any of my friends and they will laugh), kind, and showcases something that I love about the holidays, which is being with the people you love, and doing everything you can to make them proud and happy. So go ahead, be a Scrooge about Christmas movies, that’s fine, but at the next Christmas party I go to, I’d much rather be chatting with Buddy the Elf, instead of some pragmatic person who thinks Christmas can’t be a little zany.

Sincerely, Valerie McCready

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Campus Word We asked four students on campus how are you preparing for “Doomsday”?


I’m not exactly. I have heard a lot of rumors about 2012 being the end of the world and I don’t really think that a lot of them are based on any good evidence.” - Shannen Brouner

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I’m not preparing. No preparation needed.” - Doug White

I’m not preparing at all.” - Olivia Haro

Drink a lot of White Annihilators from Dutch Bros and have a really good December 19th.” - Aaron Fennell

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news Low tolerance shown for campus graffiti Scott Greenstone The Broadside


efacing campus property isn’t just expensive to the college: If a student is implicated, the college can go as far as expelling them. A patch of graffiti costs about $100 to prep and paint over, said Joe Viola, Director of Campus Services in an e-mail to The Broadside. “In many cases the entire wall would need to be painted for the patch to match,” said Viola. “That could [be] much more costly; not only for paint and time, but for lifts and ladders.” Paper stickers could be about $75 for each square foot to remove. If a student is connected to the graffiti, they can face fines depending on the incident. “There’s actually not a set fine structure,” said Jim Bennet, Campus Public Safety Coordinator. Instead of going to Campus Security, it becomes a student conduct issue, and would come before the office of Student Life. If the damage is “of significant value,” it could end up getting a student expelled, said Bennet. The student would then go to a hearing with Gordon Price, Director of Student Life. “There’s a range of sanctions depending on what happens,” Price explained, saying that the charges could be dismissed, or they could go as far as expulsion. When Price sits down with a student to discuss the situation, there are two outcomes: the student can accept responsibility or not. “We have a warning, a disciplinary procedure,” said Price, “an educational sanction, restitution, assigning a fine or assigning community hours.” However, with so many incidents of graffiti on campus, it’s hard to connect an incident to a student, said Price. Neither Price nor Viola could identify what the paper stickers shown to the left were, but Viola stated in his e-mail that he “would like to see the person prosecuted for defacing property.” (Contact:

Photos by Ian Smythe | The Broadside

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Fiscal Cliff May Have Major Impact on Students at COCC Darwin Ikard The Broadside


f Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on a national budget, 28,000 students in Oregon will lose financial aid in 2013. If a decision on the federal budget is not reached by the first of the year to avoid what has been dubbed the “fiscal cliff ”, funding for many federal programs, including financial aid, will be reduced, according to the National Education Association. “If nothing happens, a lot will happen,” said Ron Paradis, Director of College Relations at COCC. “It will have a huge impact on financial aid.” Though Pell Grants would be exempt, two of the programs hit hardest would be the Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant and the College Work Study program. In the state of Oregon, these two programs would see a combined budget cut of over $1.9 million dollars, which would affect over 28,000 students statewide, according to a recent report by the National Education Association. “The SEOG would be dramatically decreased,” said Paradis. Currently there are 480 students receiving aid through the SEOG program at COCC. The College Work Study Program would also see reductions which could result in fewer students able to take part in the program. Erin Grant, a student at COCC who works in the Library Computer Lab, knows the effects these cuts may have. “One way that it affects us,” said Grant, who was unable to get on the work study program this year, but was on the program last year, “is that I can’t get food stamps anymore, because I don’t have work study on my award letter, even though I do the same job.” If these cuts go into effect, many students like Grant will face similar obstacles at a time when more people are going back to college and tuition costs are rising. “What’s happened in the last five years,” said Paradis, “is that the number of students has increased dramatically, and so has the amount of aid.”

Along with the mandatory spending cuts, also at issue is the expiring of the Bush Era tax cuts, which would cause a typical middle class family of four to see its taxes rise by $2,200, according to a recent report by the White House Council of Economic Advisors. In addition to the tax increases, the American Opportunity Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit, which are meant to offset the cost of higher education, are set to expire at the end of 2012. “This will affect parents, students, and the entire community,” said Paradis. However, Paradis is hopeful that the fiscal cliff can be avoided. “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Paradis. “We’re all trusting that Congress can work together to get things done.” (contact:

Nation Education Association Graphic

▲ Mandatory cuts to the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant program would set funds back 12 years. ▼ Federal Work Study funds would reach a 13 year low with mandatory spending cuts. Nation Education Association Graphic

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Doomsday: Will the world end on Dec 21? Two COCC faculty weigh in

Molly Svendsen The Broadside


ou’ve probably met at least one person who believes the world as we know it will come to an end on Dec. 21. There are over 300 websites dedicated to speculating about cataclysmic events that will supposedly bring civilization to its knees on Dec. 21, 2012. Willan Cervantes thinks they’re all wrong. Cervantes, Latino Preparation Outreach Coordinator at Central Oregon Community College, believes that there is no reason to assume that there is any truth to the predicted Dec. 21 doomsday scenario. “There won’t be a collapse or a series of humanity ending events that take place just because it is December 21, 2012,” said Cervantes. “What December 31 is on our calendar is what December 21, 2012 is on the Mayan calendar. Just as January 1 is the beginning of our new year, December 22, 2012 is the be-

ginning of a new cycle of the Mayan calendar.” Cervantes believes that the ‘doomsday’ idea has been brought up because of a misunderstanding of what the Mayan c a l e n dar really means. “ T h e We ste r n belief system has a general paranoia about certain dates,” said Cervantes. “These beliefs often create a superimposed paranoia around other cultures.” The Mayan culture first combined the solar calendar and the spiritual calendar to create a ‘calendar round’. The calendar round lasted about 52 years. Without a way to measure time past 52 years, the Mayans created the longcount calendar which lasts

“Think of the long-count calendar as a wheel that is spinning; it is just a continuous circle,” said Krueger. “With the Mayan calendar, every time one cycle ends it is implied that another cycle will follow.” Krueger believes that there will not be a ‘doomsday’ scenario on Dec. 21, 2012. “COCC students shouldn’t sell all their stocks and drop out of school just because of the predicted ‘doomsday’ scenario,” said Krueger. approximately 5126 years. The first cycle of this long-count calendar began on Aug. 11, 3114 BC, and the end of the approximately

a mechanism to retract a vote after the meeting is over,” said Underdal. Huskey said it was brought to her attention by Lindgren that she voted on the funds request proposal. A combination of stress from “outside circumstances” and wanting to “rush” through the meeting caused Huskey to forget to abstain her vote. “It’s something I felt very passionate about, and I wanted it to go through,” said Huskey. “It didn’t even occur to me that I needed to abstain at the

“Sometimes those things slip through the cracks,” said Killinger. He said that the night of the meeting was “a heavy night,” which accounts for the oversight on the part of Huskey and the rest of the present council. Cole said that had she noticed that Huskey voted, she “definitely would have spoken up.” “One of the really important things is holding each other accountable,” said Cole. Underdal also stated that she did not realize that Huskey

5126 y e a r cycle will fall on Dec. 21, 2012, said Terry Krueger, COCC writing, literature, and mythology professor.

FUNDING, from page 1 ASCOCC council members have an informal rule that council members do not vote on issues regarding organizations of which they are a member, according to Taran Underdal, the advisor of ASCOCC. “That is definitely a conflict of interest,” said Underdal, regarding Huskey’s vote on the Criminal Justice Club funds request. Huskey sent an e-mail attempting to retract her vote on Dec. 5 at 3:49 p.m. “It has been brought to my attention that I forgot to abstain from voting on the Criminal Justice Proposal for us to donate money to the Quarters for Seniors Drive,” said Huskey in her e-mail to The Broadside and the ASCOCC council. “I am officially removing my vote.” Huskey’s retraction may not be valid, according to Underdal. ASCOCC council members can only vote on funding requests during meetings, which according to their constitution must have been posted at least 24 hours in advance and have a quorum. The constitution does not list an exception for members who wish to change or retract their vote after the meeting has been adjourned. “According to the constitution, I am not aware of

Underdal said that she and the ASCOCC council were “stressed” on the night of the meeting, which may have allowed for the mistake to happen. “That meeting was not as professional as usual, due to extenuating circumstances,” said Underdal. There is currently no formal rule prohibiting ASCOCC council from voting on issues regarding organizations of which they are a member. It has been the “voting pattern” for members to abstain from issues they are connected to, according to Underdal, and it has been up to the -Taran Underdal, ASCOCC advisor. council members to hold each other accountable. time.” had voted on the Criminal ASCOCC is currently in the Huskey said voting was an Justice funds request. process of revising their accident, and she stands by “At the time of the actual constitution and creating earlier statements that council voting, I was reviewing a bylaws. Underdal said she members should not vote on document for the study abroad is going to recommend that issues regarding clubs they are program, as it was the next item a bylaw prohibiting council involved in. of business.” said Underdal. members from voting “It’s just one of those If she had noticed that regarding their own club be general rules of thumb,” said Huskey voted on the issue, added to the current draft. Huskey. “It’s ethically not the Underdal claimed she would “As it’s not outlined in the right thing to do.” have pointed out a conflict of constitution, it’s not anyone’s Killinger and Cole, who interest. duty to catch it,” said Killinger. were present at the meeting, “Had I been aware of the “Which is why we need to get it both said they did not notice circumstances, I would have [into the constitution.]” that Huskey had voted on the addressed the situation and funds request. encouraged a re-vote,” she said. (Contact:

That is definitely a conflict of interest,”


ASCOCC pays for Criminal Justice advertising

Since Nov. 7 ASCOCC has been running paid advertising for the Quarters for Seniors event in The Broadside, as part of a deal that allots them a certain amount of ad space each issue. Huskey said she was the one who decided to use some of the space for the Criminal Justice ad. She made the decision to run the ad because she knew the council had ad space to fill, and because of her involvement in the Criminal Justice club, knew that they had an event currently in progress. She added that ASCOCC would use the space for any club that let the council know they had an event to advertise. “It wasn’t showing favoritism in anyway,” said Huskey. “I just knew that event was coming.” Assisting clubs with marketing is part of Huskey’s role as Director of Student Organizations, according to Underdal. “ASCOCC events are the priority,” Underal said, but it is not unusual for the council to use funds to assist student clubs and college events with marketing.

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features The Cascadia Earthquake: How would COCC hold up? Cedar Goslin The Broadside


t’s unlikely that a zombie apocalypse will hit Central Oregon, but an earthquake might. An earthquake in Central Oregon is more likely than many might think, according to George Endicott, the mayor of Redmond. Endicott expressed his concerns about the Cascadia quake, or Cascadia event, when he served as a guest speaker for the American Association of University Women on Nov. 9.

The Red Cross has told me to be prepared for 100,000 refugees.” -George Endicott, Mayor of Redmond

The Cascadia quake is an earthquake between the magnitudes of 8 and 9.2 that some geologists have speculated will occur in the near future, according to Endicott. Earthquakes of this nature are estimated to have hit the Cascadia subsection every 500 years. Central Oregon would not receive the full force of the earthquake, according to Endicott, though it would experience tremors and loss of power. What Central Oregonians should prepare for, he said, is the loss of power and the possibility

of refugees from coastal areas, which will suffer the greatest damage from the earthquake. “The Red Cross has told me to be prepared for 100,000 refugees,” said Endicott. He suggested that, while it’s unclear if or when the earthquake will occur, Central Oregonians should consider a preparedness plan just in case. Campus Stability If an earthquake did occur, Central Oregon Community College would have plans in place to ensure the safety of any present staff, faculty, and students, according to Matt McCoy, the vice president for administration at COCC. On the Bend campus, there are backup power generators located in Pioneer Hall, Boyle Education Center and the Barber Library. “We’d be working on getting as close to functionality as we could in a short period of time,” said McCoy. In the event of any natural disaster, according to McCoy, campus officials would work on ensuring the safety of those on campus, as well as those who may have been in the process of travelling to the campus. “A top priority would be the students living on campus,” said McCoy. He said another top priority would be restoring campus informational systems enough to get the emergency alert system up and running. They would use it to contact all students, faculty and staff via phone, text and e-mail. McCoy believes that the Bend campus of COCC would suffer minimal damage in the event


of an earthquake. The recently opened Health Careers Center and Science Center buildings have steel frames embedded within their structure; they were built according to the current building standards, which ensure they were built to withstand potential earthquakes in the region. Refugees on Campus In an event of an emergency such as the Cascadia earthquake, the first priority of the college would be to regain its own functionality, according to Ron Paradis, director of College Relations. However, the COCC Bend campus could potentially be used to harbor refugees as needed. “We would see what the needs of the community were and respond to that,” said Paradis.

Because the Bend campus serves as a training ground for various professions, there are a variety of resources available that could be used for the care of refugees if necessary. The new Health Careers Center could potentially serve as an area to provide some medical care. “I think it could, if the proper measures were taken,” said McCoy. “No drugs are currently held on site, so we would need to obtain those and have a way to store them safely.” While the Health Careers Center was not designed for actual patients, according to McCoy, it does have the capacity to serve those purposes. “We would certainly give consideration for it being used for emergency purposes,” said McCoy.

Be prepared for anything: Emergency tips Tabitha Johnson The Broadside


hether you’re expecting an earthquake or armageddon, preparedness is important when it comes to survival situations. Kory Callantine, the owner of the Supply Depot in Bend Oregon, shared tips on how to be prepared for any situation. Lighting In a situation where power could be lost, having a light source is important, according to Callantine. He advised preppers not to rely on propane-fueled lanterns, as they have the potential to cause carbon monoxide poisoning. LED lanterns and flashlights are safer, according to Callantine, and conserve the most battery power.

Water’s the most important thing. A person can survive about 3 weeks without food, but only 3 days without water.” -Kory Callantine, Owner of the Supply Depot in Bend,Or.

Food and water In a situation where food is hard to come by or you are unable to leave your house for any reason, having nonperishable food available is important. Freeze dried meals take no preparation and have a shelf life of eight years, according to Callantine. Canned goods are other good additions to emergency food storages, as long as they

Other services the campus could offer include showers in Mazama gym, meals in the Campus Center and housing in available dorm rooms in Juniper Hall. Aside from care for refugees, the parking lots and fields could potentially be used by emergency teams to set up operational bases, according to McCoy. COCC’s policies regarding natural disasters are outlined in the COCC continuity plan, according to Paradis, which is currently in the process of being revised. The updated plan is expected to be completed by fall 2013. “We can only respond to what we can anticipate,” said McCoy. “And part of that is thinking ahead, which is what we do with our continuity plan.” (Contact:

Survival Kit List: • Water • Non-perishable Food • Fire Starter (Magnesium) • Batteries • LED lights • Blankets • Warm Clothing (Wool) • Shelter Broadside file photo

are stored with a can opener and don’t require extra preparing. When preparing for an emergency situation, the number one priority should be having a safe water supply, according to Callantine. “Water’s the most important thing,” he said. “A person can survive about 3 weeks without food, but only 3 days without water.”

It is a good idea to have a supply of sealed water bottles for emergencies. Callantine also recommended water purification tablets. Callantine recommended water purification tablets that can be added to any water source, making it safe to drink. Staying warm Warm clothing and blankets are very important to any

emergency kit, according to Callantine. He advised having a wool blanket available, as it is the only material that can keep a person warm even when wet. You should also have means to start a fire, according to Callantine, which means having matches or other fire starters available. (

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Operation: Don’t Go Broke Holiday crafts and treats that won’t break your budget Some of the best Christmas gifts don’t come with a price tag. With a little time, effort and minimal spending, holiday crafts and treats make great gifts. Candy Cane Reindeer This is a great holiday craft to do with preschoolers. What you’ll need: Candy canes Pipe cleaners Pom-poms Wiggle eyes Ribbon Glue

Anna Quesenberry

Instructions: Glue on eyes and nose Tie on pipe cleaners and ribbon

1. A Betta fish. Fish are the only animals students are allowed to keep in Juniper Hall, according to Paul Amar, director at Juniper Hall. Betta fish make a great pet for the animal loving student. They don’t require full tank set ups and are easy to care for.

▲ Candy cane reindeer Photos by Anna Quesenberry | The Broadside ready to be hung on the tree. Jingle Bell Door Hanger

Lighted jars are a simple way to decorate for the holidays. All you need is a string of lights, ornaments and a clear glass jar.

Perfect for Kindergarteners *Tip: Beading promotes fine motor skills Instructions: We decided to reuse bells found in box of holiday supplies. First, we rubbed glitter glue all over the bells and let them dry. Have your assistant apply half of the beads in a red

and green pattern. Next thread the bells through. Finally apply the remaining beads and tie the ends together. Your jingle bells are ready to be hung.

mallows are melted Remove from heat Gently fold in Rice Krispies cereal until mixture is evenly coated Spoon mixture into baking dish Use greased spatula to gently press mixture into pan, set aside Melt chocolate in microwave safe bowl, stirring every 20 seconds Evenly spread melted chocolate over Rice Krispie Treats Sprinkle with crushed candy canes Cover dish with plastic wrap Refrigerator for 30 minutes before cutting into squares

3. Mini fridge. Dorm students often thrive on a steady intake of energy drinks, according to Amar, and they need somewhere to store it all. 4. Quarters. If you’re looking to invest in a practical gift, a supply of quarters are always a necessity for dorm students, as the washing machines in Juniper Hall are coin operated. 5. Bicycle. For dorm students who don’t have cars, a bicycle is a great asset for when they need to travel off campus, according to Amar. Things to keep in mind when shopping for a dorm student

Ingredients: Chocolate Chips Pretzels Sprinkles

Directions: Butter 13" x9" baking dish, set aside Melt butter on low in large non-stick saucepan Add marshmallows Stir constantly, until marsh-

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Ian Smythe | The Broadside

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Ingredients: 1/4 cup salted butter 1 (10.5 oz) package miniature marshmallows 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal 1 3/4 cups white chocolate chips or milk chocolate chips 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy canes

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2. Black light. Dorm students need a black light “to show off the Betta, of course,” said Amar. Even if students don’t have a fish they want to display, black lights make a good gift because they allow students to personalize their room without taking up too much space.

Lighted Jar Decoration

Peppermint Rice Krispies Treats

Top 5 gifts for a college dorm student

1. Durability: When shopping for a dorm student, you should avoid fragile gifts, according to Amar. “Resident Hall students can break a lead ball in a rubber room,” he said. 2. Space limitations: Residents in Juniper Hall have limited space to store positions. Avoid gifts that take up a lot of room and cannot be stored easily. 3. Practicality: Sometimes the best gift you can get a student is something that will make their life easier. Take into consideration the needs of the student you’re shopping for and try to meet them. 4. Living quarters: Keep in mind that most dorm residents have a room mate, and all of them live in close quarters with other students. Your gift will see more use if it is something that can be used without disturbing others. (Contact:

Directions: Melt Chocolate in microwave safe bowl, stirring every 20 seconds Submerge Pretzel in melted chocolate. Use a fork to shake off excess chocolate Place Pretzel on rack lined with wax paper Add Sprinkles Allow Chocolate to set Enjoy! (Contact: aquesenberry@cocc. edu)

First year COCC nursing student Anna Quesenberry is a wife and mother of two who is passionate about saving money.


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La Pine Firefighter Program instills brotherhood Anna Quesenberry The Broadside


Ben Estes dons his full firefighting gear.

What Firefighters wear:

Third year COCC

uring their three year residence at La Pine’s fire station, student firefighters gain first-hand experience with the brotherhood. “You hang out during shift, you hang out off shift. They become your brothers,” said Danny Hinton, second year student firefighter. “It’s part of the job.” Trust is an important aspect of the brotherhood between firefighters, according to Hinton. “We have to trust each other,” Hinton said. “We have to work together.” The brotherhood is the reason second year student firefighter Brett Hulstrom wants to become a firefighter. He was a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Jacksonville, Oregon when he was still in high school. “We all have each other’s backs,” Hulstrom said. “If one of these guys had a flat tire, I’d drive out and help fix their car, no thoughts about it.” The three year degree program offers students the training needed to become a first responder. Upon graduation students receive their fire science, emergency medical service degrees and paramedic certification from Central Oregon Community College. “It’s taught me everything I’d need to know to be a firefighter,” Hinton said, “the ins and outs of the fire service.” Captain Mark Pautz, a COCC alumnus, graduated from the La Pine resident student firefighter program in 1999, and now runs the program. “I was a student,” Pautz said. “I’ve been with La Pine my whole career.” Upon being hired, Pautz’ goal was to run the program and make it one of the best programs in the state. “It’s an awesome program,” said Pautz, “They get their education, all their training. They’re going to have everything they need to be hirable.” Students get hands-on experience, according to Pautz. “As soon as they’re trained, they’re right out there with us,” Pautz said. “They’re taking medical patients, fighting fires, rescuing people out of car crashes.” Students accepted into the program go through a six-week training academy in August. “The fire service is about working hard,” first year student fighter Travis Harrison said. “You’re always moving.” The program is funded by the La Pine Fire District through tax dollars, Pautz said. “We pay full-ride scholarships,” Pautz said. “They provide us with the hard work. Sweat equity.”

Turnouts Three layer jacket and pants Self Contained Breathing Apparatus

Steel-toed rubber boots

Nomex Hood The controls of the fire truck are complicated and require extensive training


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Photos by Anna Quesenberry | The Broadside

student Ben Estes from Prineville, Oregon currently lives at the La Pine Fire Station as a student firefighter.

First year La Pine resident student firefighter, Nate Rintala enjoyed lifting weights before he joined the program and continues to push himself in the weightroom. The students are not required to weight train, Rintala said.

night at La Pine Fire Station ► Sawyer chops vegetables, to ters meal. Sawyer is a COCC aduated from La Pine’s resifirefighter program in 2001.

orn by La Pine Fire Station

Ben Estes lifts weights as a part of his training.

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Holiday lights shine bright at Eagle Crest Anna Quesenberry The Broadside


tarfest Holiday Lights Display has illuminated Eagle Crest for over twenty years, according to Laura Porter, Eagle Crest concierge. The light display costs $30-35,000 and is funded by Eagle Crest.

Photos by Stephen Badger | The Broadside

Starfest runs from Nov. 23-Jan. 1. Free self-guided tours begin at dusk and go until 10 p.m. Canned food donations are accepted at the entrance. “[Starfest] is very cool,” Professor Sean Rule said. “I’d hate to pay the power bill though.” (Contact: aquesenberry@cocc. edu)

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Getting Healthy in 2013 Darwin Ikard The Broadside


hen it comes to New Year’s resolutions, the path to success may best be taken in small steps, according to some local experts.

If your resolution is to get in shape

“It’s very important that people start slow,” said Cheryl Pitkin, the Physiology Lab Coordinator at Central Oregon Community College. “A person who has never been in shape before should be careful, because they can burn out.” At the Physiology Lab at

Darwin Ikard | The Broadside

Quitting smoking can be achieved with the help of a good support system.

COCC, Pitkin can help people avoid such pitfalls. “Find out your physiology,” said Pitkin. “Then we can give suggestions to a workout plan.” Along with a solid beginning, strategies in moving forward in that plan can be crucial to success. “Setting realistic goals is important,” said Andy Layman, an Oregon State University Cascades Exercise Science major. “People get frustrated by not accomplishing their goals.” These frustrations can lead to giving up altogether. “The average person quits by 12 weeks,” said Pitkin. “People shouldn’t be hard on themselves if they miss a day.” Maintaining motivation is a major factor when trying to alter any area of behavior, particularly in the beginning. “It takes 21 to 30 days to settle into a new routine,” said Robin Spring, a Licensed Professional Counselor for the Counseling Service of Bend. “People fail because they don’t keep their motivation.”

If your resolution is to eat healthy

When it comes to eating healthier, Spring suggests small changes at first.

Mazama Gym is one place for students to get fit in the new year. “It helps to look at things to add instead of what to take away,” said Spring. “If I want to eat a cookie, first I have to eat a banana, then I can have my cookie.” It also helps to get rid of the bad stuff. “Don’t have junk food in the house,” Spring said, “it’s easier not to eat it.”

If your resolution is to quit smoking

Another popular resolution at New Years is to quit smoking, and Spring, who specializes in addiction as well as weight loss, has advice on that also. “Change your environment,” said Spring. “Don’t be around people who smoke.” Spring also suggests finding a quitting buddy. “It’s helpful to have someone that you’re accountable to,” Spring said, “that’s why

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groups can help.” In the end it comes down to what Spring calls “changing your brain.” “If I tell myself that I am young and can handle it, as opposed to focusing on the lasting health consequences, it will be hard to change any bad habit,” said Spring. (Contact:

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Books to enjoy over the winter break 1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card:

2. Jennifer Government by Max Barry:

If you liked The Hunger Games, you’ll love this futuristic novel set in a future where extraordinary children are sent to a battle school in the asteroid belt where they train to defend Earth from an alien invasion. This novel sports a fantastic main character, fascinating school dynamics and a twist ending that will have you jumping to your feet and shouting “No way!”

If you love dystopian fiction, this is the novel for you. Max Barry paints a picture of a futuristic America that has taken capitalism to extreme levels-- everything from filing a police report to requesting care from an ambulance is a business deal. Companies hire assassins to promote new products. Schools are sponsored by corporations. The bottom line is always the dollar sign in this world, and the government only has as much power as they can afford to buy.

3. The Diviners by Libba Bray: Everything you could want in a book is rolled into one in The Diviners. This novel-- the first in what will be a series-- is set in the 1920s. A young flapper, Evie, moves to New York to visit her uncle and his museum of creepy crawlies; while she’s there, she becomes involved in the investigation of a series of gruesome murders. She soon learns that the supernatural has a hand in the destruction being wrought, and she may be one of the few who can stop it.

5. The Avengers by Rich Cohen:

4. The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond: A cookbook for the foodie/photo enthusiast. Award winning blogger, Ree Drummond’s book features step-by-step detailed photos of recipes like “Rib Eye Steak with Whiskey Cream Sauce, Comfort Meatballs and Perfect Pot Roast.” This cookbook is comfort food at its finest. The food and photography is so well done, you’ll want to lick the page.

If you’re passionate about non-fiction, this true-life story of Jewish resistance fighters during and after the Holocaust will bring your head and your heart into the struggle. After the war, this group of freedom fighters went on to take the fight to Nazi war criminals.

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[My] favorite thing about Bachelor is the variety of riding, powder, and park, all in one mountain.”

▲ Austin Beebe performs a board grab in Pacific City Park.

Rhyan McLaury The Broadside After a couple days of rough weather, Mt. Bachelor freestyle riders emerged from their caves Dec. 6 for a glimpse of sunlight and a taste of Pacific City terrain park off of Skyliner Chair. Mt. Bachelor is well known in the skiing world. “The Mt. Fuji-like summit offers 360 degrees of skiing, and some of the northwest’s most diverse terrain” according to Skiing Magazine. Austin Beebe has been snowboarding at Mt. Bachelor for eight years and works in Bend as a carpenter. Beebe said his favorite thing about riding at Mt. Bachelor is “all of the natural jumps, great powder in the winter and amazing [freestyle] parks in the spring.” According to Mt. Bachelor’s website, Sunrise and either Outback or Northwest chairs are now open all week, weather permitting. Rainbow Chair will be on standby. (Contact:

-AJ Cante, ► Snowboarder and former COCC student

► Ari Dalashmutt preforms a heli-grab (right) and a grind (left) in Pacific City Park. Photos by Rhyan McLaury | The Broadside

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Bend Christmas Parade

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â–˛ ASCC student government president Rachel Mayhill, Summit High marching band (below left), and the Terpsichorean Dance Studio (below right).

â–˛ Total Fit class class works on out on a flooded Mazama Field on Dec 4.

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