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THE CHAPARRAL Monday, March 13, 2017

Volume 65, Issue 2

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BY JESUS MAGAÑA

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people coming back.

Overall the trip was

FEATURES EDITOR

what the KCOD staff would call a

success and an experience they

will remember for a lifetime. "We

are so excited to have been nomiKCOD, College of the

nated for 13 national awards and

Desert's student radio station,

learned so much valuable infor-

won 13 Golden Microphones at

mation from the NY conference.

the 77th Annual Intercollegiate

Winning Best On-Air Schedule

Broadcasting System (IBS) Confer-

was a huge win for us and all of

ence and National Awards Cere-

team KCOD. It represents our

mony on March 4 in New York

overall content, shows and pro-

City. The station was nominated

gramming being considered the

for several awards including Best

industry standard and the best in

On-Air

the nation college wide." says

Schedule and was runner-up for

On-Air

Playlist,

Best

Tony Bakal, KCOD's station man-

the very prestigious Best Commu-

ager. Don't forget that KCOD is ex-

nity College Radio Station award

panding its reach thanks to a

in the country.

generous donation by the Supple

On March 1, eight KCOD

family.

student staff members and award recipients along with Faculty Advisor Laurilie Jackson flew to New

PHOTO COURTESY OF KCOD

Top (from left to right): Jesus Magana, Aaron Jones, Toni Bakal, Frank Desaro, Joe De Hoyos,

York City to attend the conference

Giselle Woo Bottom: Nicholas Edward, Micaylee Johnson

in midtown New York at the Hotel

Social

Pennsylvania across from Madi-

Artist/Band Interview, Best Spe-

Media

Director,

Best

Stay tuned, starting this

spring, KCOD will be heard

throughout the Coachella Valley on 1450 AM.

many other college radio sta-

improve variety in your radio sta-

Listen to KCOD at 87.9

tions.”

tion, or round-tables that allowed

FM, via the TuneIn Radio app on

multiple directors to talk to each

your smart phone and online at

son Square Gardens. There were

cialty Music Show and even the

The students also had a

1,400 attendees from all over the

big one, Best Community College

chance to visit many famous loca-

other and brainstorm ideas to im-

w w w. k c o d c o a c h e l l a f m . c o m ,

world, more than 100 media and

Radio Station.

tions in New York such as Times

prove their own stations.

where one can also find their

broadcasting sessions and tours and over 150 speakers.

"It was a huge honor to

Square, Rockefeller Plaza, The

Several college radio sta-

schedule of diverse offerings,

be considered one of the top col-

United Nations, Broadway, World

tions joined together to share

which includes alternative music,

KCOD secured two first

lege radio stations in the country.

Trade Center and the Museum of

opinions on problems common for

hip-hop, classic rock, ‘80s, metal,

place trophies for Best On-Air

The students have worked very

Modern Art. There was plenty of

everyone, such as drawing the at-

Coachella and Stagecoach artists’

Schedule representing the station's

hard and they should be proud,"

time to eat great food and sight-

tention of more listeners, keeping

music, and local Coachella Valley

overall programming and Best

said KCOD Faculty Advisor Lau-

see throughout the Big Apple, but

new staff members involved, cre-

acts. The station also interviews

Training

rilie Jackson. "There is a lot of pas-

there was also a lot to learn. The

ating powerful radio, multi-media

local and big-name bands.

Manual

created

by

KCOD Station Manager Toni

sion and creative energy at the

IBS conference offered multiple

storytelling and the ideal music to

Bakal. KCOD won finalist trophies

station. Our programming is

learning sessions spanning from

play throughout the day to keep

in multiple categories such as Best

unique, diverse and different than

various topics such as methods to

KCOD can also be found on

Twitter

and

Instagram

Del-Gro expected to bring millions in revenue to Coachella (@KCODcoachellafm)

BY JESUS NUNEZ

STAFF WRITER The

Coachella

City

Council unanimously approved development on the Coachella Valley's second marijuana facil-

ity. Ben Levine is the CEO

and founder of Del-Gro, a real

estate development company.

He told the Desert Sun, "We

chose Coachella because of the

support of the city." The City of Coachella

expects that this operation will

bring in upwards of 5.5 million

PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUS NUNEZ

Area surrounding Ajax Wrecking Yard and future site of Del-Gro

dollars a year in revenue. of the current Ajax Wrecking

quarterly 4 percent of the oper-

wages starting between $15-25

nologies Inc., which is a facility

website, their goal is to, "pro-

Yard off of Avenue 48. The facil-

ators' gross receipts and a 2 per-

an hour.

that is based in Irvine, Calif.

vide innovative grow facilities

ity will consist of 16 marijuana

cent manufacturing fee. The city

This is not the valley's

According to DelGro's

They have plans to

for boutique cannabis cultiva-

cultivation buildings, a ware-

of Coachella is welcoming to

first city approved marijuana

open

tors. In addition to a place to

house and a central processing

Del-Gro and all other cannabis-

cultivation facility. Canndescent

marijuana cultivation and man-

grow, Del-Gro helps cultivators

plant that will have room for of-

related businesses.

a Desert Hot Springs facility

ufacturing facility in Coachella

develop their business by pro-

fices and marijuana processing,

viding access to experienced

drying and packaging."

an

111,500-square-foot

Mayor,

opened its doors in late Sept. of

as well and plans to bring in

Steven Hernandez, said this is a

2016. The Desert Sun stated that

four million in tax revenue.

Coachella

Levine plans to allow

huge opportunity for local citi-

they, "presented council mem-

With the passing and

licensing,

growers and manufacturers to

zens. "From a quality of life per-

bers with a check for $135,000,

initiation of Prop 64, marijuana

compliance and raising capital."

rent spaces for a fee and expects

spective, this is allowing our

the city’s first marijuana cultiva-

is bringing in business and rev-

tion tax revenues."

enue to cities who are welcom-

cultivation professionals to help

with

distribution,

According to the Desert

to receive approximately 56 mil-

residents to enter the middle

Sun, "The $27.5 million project

lion a year. Additionally, Del-

class." Del-Gro expects to em-

Del-Gro will also be ac-

will be located on the 14.3 acres

Gro agrees to pay the city

ploy more than 200 people with

companied by Cultivation Tech-

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FEATURED STORIES pg. 4 ex-palm springs mayor surrenders

pg. 8 “after the whistle” enters second season

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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

Local/Campus Life • Pg. 2

THe CHAPARRAL

Local/Campus Life

Campus Calendar

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA-AGUILAR

Community event brings local art to Mecca

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA-AGUILAR

formance with a Q&A

STAFF WRITER

March 15: 8 p.m. Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway

STAFF WRITER

will play at the McCallum Theatre. Order tickets online at March 14: Workshop

http://codfoundation.org/ste

for effective job search strate-

ppingout17

and

visit

The Hue Arts and Music

gies 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Adminis-

http://www.neilberg.com for

Festival is an event to get the

tration Building Room 5

more information

community involved with local

March 15: Career Fair

March 16: Loung Ung

from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the

will give a speech about her

HILB

book March 14 to June 15:

“From

Surviving

art. The event was started by

to

the Building Healthy Communi-

Thriving” from 10:30 a.m. until

ties (BHC) initiative, Raíces and

PaCe courses will be offered to

11:30 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose

FIRMe school group. The festival

assist physicians. Classes are 6

Room

is directed by a Coachella Valley

p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the West-

March 18: the FOTL

High School (CVHS), Desert Mi-

field Mall. Contact 760-776-

Mini Book Sale will run from 7

rage High School(DMHS) and the

or

email

a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Informa-

College of the Desert (COD) stu-

codpace@collegeofthedesert.ed

tion Booth in the COD street

dent committee.

u for more information. You

fair

7420

The festival was created

at

March 31: Jazz at the

in 2011 as a culminated effort by

http://codpace.asapcon-

Pollock featuring COD music

Raíces to promote the culture of

nected.com to register

faculty, students and alumni.

the Coachella Valley. BHC has

can

register

now

2 p.m. at

Suggested donation for stu-

helped the students fundraise,

the Pollock Theatre Neil Berg

dents $5 and for the public $10

manage the event and with all the

March 15:

will present a lecture and per-

paperwork. Now, the students of DMHS, CVHS and COD gather weekly to plan for the upcoming festival. BHC extended the celebration of the Coachella Valley's

Poster from the Hue Festival

PHOTO COURTESY OF BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

culture with the upcoming east-

of showing values of the valley.

dents plan the theme for the festi-

ern Coachella Valley Pride pa-

Both festivities will be directed by

val through social media. This

eastern

year the theme is Quetzalcoatl,

DMHS, and COD were supported

Coachella Valley to engage the

the winged Aztec serpent god.

by BHC to gather research to help

people in community involve-

The Hue Arts and Music festival

LGBT people of the eastern side

ment and help build acceptance

is held April 8 at the Mecca Com-

of the valley have easier access to

to all community members.

munity Park from 12:30 p.m to

rade.

Students

from

CVHS,

students

from

the

an LGBT center. The pride parade

The music, art and food

coincides with The Hue's purpose

vendors are all local based. Stu-

9:30 p.m.

Upcoming events at The Living Desert

17 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This special evening sponsored by Total Wine &

morning,

More includes a guided walk

Guardians of the Living Desert

through the zoo, up-close ani-

Zoo & Gardens is offering a

BY CAROLINE DEGRAEVE LOCAL CONTRIBUTOR

18,

The

morning that will bring di-

fire where you can meet new

nosaurs to life.

Another delight of this PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

March

mal presentations and a campfriends and roast s'mores.

Young giraffe walks with two adult giraffes

tackle Breakfast with the Animals with the family the next

Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:30 a.m. and

adult only night will feature ei-

includes

ther a beer, wine, bourbon or

bacon, pancakes, fruit, yogurt,

vodka tasting.

coffee, juice and water.

scrambled

eggs,

If you love animals

Pricing for members is

Seating is limited so

and want something fun to at-

$38 and $48 for non-members.

make your reservations by

tend, The Living Desert Zoo &

Call 760-346-5694 ext.2506 or

calling 760-346-5694 ext. 2111.

Gardens is holding a Park After

email

Admission is $25 for adults

Dark (Adult Night) on March

ingDesert.org for reservations.

Parkafterdark@LivIf you are ready to

and $18 for children.

COD STUDENTS!

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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

Features • Pg. 3

THE CHAPARRAL

Features

Going above and beyond: The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

BY JESUS NUNEZ

STAFF WRITER

Starting more than 40

years ago, the Coachella Valley

Rescue Mission (CVRM) has ex-

panded to accommodate more

than 250 people (men, women,

and children) and offer shelter,

meals, showers, and other ne-

cessities people might need.

Beginning as nothing

more than a soup kitchen back

in 1971, the CVRM experienced

a fire and moved to a location

across the street, a bigger facil-

ity with a goal to help. "Those

in need of recovery due to loss

of job, home, health, emotional, mental or spiritual support or

physical or substance abuse

find themselves drawn to our

ministry."

The

people

of

the

CVRM want everyone to get passed their misconception that

they have about homelessness

PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUS NUNEZ

The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission

and who it affects. Homeless-

and 1.35 million homeless chil-

programs such as job training,

children and wanted to work

lifestyle. There are a wide vari-

discriminate against anyone.

taining a GED like with the

a housing supervisor, is some-

care in an adjacent building in

homeless but with help from

ness is not a choice and without

any assistance, it is a perpetual

ety of people this affects including

substance

abusers,

people with mental health dis-

orders, victims of domestic vio-

lence and people struggling with financial issues.

CVRM introduces facts

on their site, stating that chil-

dren each year.

The CVRM does not

They are a faith-based ministry, they have spiritual counseling

as well as secular services for

people

not

affiliated

with

Christianity. The only thing

they do not allow are people

with a history of violence and

sexual offenders but they are

dren and families make up the

welcoming to all religions and

there are as many as 500,000

anyone in need.

fastest-growing segment of the homeless population and that

families in shelters nationwide

people who are transsexual.

The main goal is to get help to CVRM

offers

Person of the month: Dr. Mzilikazi Koné

many

counseling services and educa-

tional classes that help in obGateway Program. The CVRM

also has medical emergency

the back, it also doubles an

emergency center for anyone in

need of shelter immediately. Many

people

em-

ployed by the mission have experienced

first-hand

the

difficulties and turmoil that

come with not having the ne-

cessities. CVRM Program Director Vicky Cox has two foster

dealing with hardship, this

with something that helped

man experienced everything

one who has a first-hand expe-

covering, substance abuse and

families in need. Anyse Smith,

from prostate cancer, being cut-

off from disabilities while re-

rience when it comes to being

eventually ending up homeless.

around started working for

Coachella Valley Rescue Mis-

the mission, turned her life

CVRM.

An anonymous home-

less man described the shelter

as "a springboard" helping peo-

Traveling around the valley

and shelters he said: "The sion actually cares."

With more than a few

years under their belts, the

CVRM has helped hundreds of

ple getting their life back to-

people around the valley. Lo-

a bartender for 40 years and

open any time of day.

gether and getting past this

perpetual lifestyle. Working as

cated right off Van Buren Blvd.

in Indio, their doors are always

PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUS NUNEZ

PHOTO COURTESY OF MZILIKAZI KONÉ LINKEDIN

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR

black people matter. She elaborated in part of her speech about

STAFF WRITER

racism being an issue in the U.S.

Associated Students of

College of the Desert held a black

history month open forum at the

HILB. COD Political Science Professor, Mzilikazi Koné, held an

open forum about the history of

racism.

The presentation elabo-

rated on social views of colored

people. Officer of Academic Af-

fairs, Sarah Latimore said, “By or-

ganizing

events

with

open

dialogue and cultural education, I

hope to make a platform for con-

templation and growth. With any

societal progression, we must em-

phasize reflection and thought on

the past.”

Dr. Koné’s presentation

stressed on the importance of how

Pushing away attention from

Black Lives Matter, showcases the

struggle that minorities have.

Koné stressed on reaching out to

the community through involvement.

Dr.

Koné

is

from

Pasadena, Calif. She taught at

UCLA from 2009 to 2013. Koné has taught The Black Experience

in Latin America, Interracial Dy-

namics in American Society and

Culture and The Politics of Amer-

ican Suburbanization.

In the Fall of 2012 she

served as a Seminar Instructor: On

Rethinking Sex Work: Exploring

Race, Gender and Romance in

Latin America and the Caribbean,

The Presidency, Introduction to

Comparative Politics and AfricanAmerican Politics.


Current Affairs • Pg. 4

THE CHAPARRAL

Current Affairs

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

Ex-Mayor of Palm Springs surrenders at Riverside jail Plaza, The Morrison and Vivante.

BY PAUL C.H. VELASCO

CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR

Former mayor of Palm

Springs, Steve Pougnet, who had

previously been charged with tak-

ing bribes from local businessmen,

turned himself into a Riverside jail on Feb. 22.

Pougnet was charged

with 21 felony counts of corrup-

tion by a public official. Two

Coachella

Valley

developers

Richard Hugh Meaney and John

Elroy Wessman, were also charged

with 10 counts each, including

bribery of a public official and conspiracy. Meaney and Wessman

The money started exchanging

hands in September 2012 until the

fall of 2014, towards the end of

Pougnet's term. The bribes totaled about $375,000.

Pougnet did not seek re -

election after the end of the term.

The investigation by the Desert

Sun revealed that Meaney and

Wessman had stakes in high value city projects that needed City

Council votes. The former mayor

was their go - to individual for

pushing the projects through the

Council. The payments to Pougnet

allegedly came from the accounts

of Meaney's Union Abbey Co. and Wessman Development Inc., who

reportedly sought support on land

pretended to hire the former

in meetings. According to The

Sun, both Pougnet and Meaney

projects by buying Pougnet's vote

when the projects were introduced

Press Enterprise:

These projects included

mayor as the consultant.

According to the Desert

will have their arraignment in

April, while Wessman will have

his arraignment in March. If all

BY CAROLINE DEGRAEVE

star, they live much longer - per-

CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR About 40 trillion light

called TRAPPIST-1, named for

etesimals Small Telescope (TRAP-

Wessman will receive up to 12

years each.

may calm down enough to allow

complete a full orbit in anywhere

The Transiting Planets and Plan-

public office while Meaney and

Science suggests after a

cool dwarf star. According to

NASA, "this exoplanet system is

and a lifetime ban from holding

billion years or so, a red dwarf

planets nearby to be habitable.

tem of planets exists that orbit a

receive up to 19 years in prison

haps by trillions of years.

years outside our solar system, in

the constellation Aquarius, a sys-

three are convicted, Pougnet will

NASA: life on another planet

The Dakota, the Desert Fashion

PHOTO COURTESY OF APIMAGES

The planets are orbiting the red dwarf orbit so closely that they

from 1.5 days to 20 days and

therefore are tidally locked. This means that one half of each planet

is always facing the red dwarf

PIST) in Chile." Calculations by

while the other half stays frozen.

for liquid water to exist on their

simulations of red dwarf planets,

they can support some form of

bursts of high-energy X-rays and

The planets circle tightly around a dim dwarf star called Trappist-1, barely the size of Jupiter.

pheres

capes the atmosphere, presumably

scientists suggest that conditions on these exoplanets might be right

surface. Follow-up observations

are needed to find out whether

life, and what kind. Astrobiolo-

gists will likely work overtime to

create simulations on computers in attempt to recreate likely conditions on these rocky planets.

Whether life on these

planets can be sustained is a topic

of uncertainty and debate among

scientists. A red dwarf star very

active in its early years, often

A recent NASA study:

that relied on computer

found that the flaring tempers of

young red dwarfs, with their

ultraviolet emissions, could actu-

ally strip oxygen from the atmosof

nearby

planets.

However, bursts of radiation also

break molecules into atoms and

through ionization some electrons are knocked free of their atoms,

sending them to free float into

space. These electrons are nega-

tively charged and by conse-

shooting off light flares and spurts

quence attract positive charge.

own sun, which is a yellow dwarf

charged electrons therefore es-

of radiation. Although red dwarfs

emit much lower energy than our

BY PAUL C. H. VELASCO

CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR A draft of President

Trump's revised immigration

order bans the six countries and lessened restrictions on visas

Hydrogen, being the lightest element,

and

having

positively

seven countries are Iran, Syria,

Yemen, Somalia, Sudan and

Libya. Another part of the original executive order that stayed the same in the new order is the

amount of refugees coming in

from the Middle East. According

to Associated Press (AP), the

court system did not overturn

the 50,000-per-year refugee cap.

The U.S. has already taken in

35,000 refugees, meaning that

there is 15,000 spots left before

Trump's cap is hit.

What changed in this

revised order is people coming

velop.

trogen. Oxygen and nitrogen, the it, could possibly allow life to develop and be sustained. When

scientists

ac-

counted for superflares and the re-

lease of radiation, it was found

that oxygen and nitrogen would

drogen would dry up the planet's water supply before life could deSome scientists maintain

that life would adapt to the super-

flares and radiation. Tom Barclay,

a senior research scientist at the

NASA Ames Research Center in

indeed escape the atmosphere

Moffett Field, Calif. says, “You

have regular events, but life is

pable of hibernating for very ex-

tended periods of time. We see

that life goes into a state where it

shuts down, sometimes for years or decades. So I think we

shouldn’t rule it out, but we

should put a lot of effort into

studying whether this is a place

where we think life could thrive.”

and dual citizens of the U.S. and

any of the banned countries are

exempt from the ban.

In this same order, au-

thorities can no longer single out

and reject Syrian refugees when

Today, another difference in

nal immigration order. These

building blocks of life, as we know

elements such as oxygen and ni-

used to this, it just deals with it.

We certainly see life on Earth ca-

cording to AP, green card holders

order, President Trump bans the

countries that was on the origi-

cules. The loss of oxygen and hy-

into the country with visas. Ac-

they apply and receive new visas

In this new immigration

along with the hydrogen mole-

leaving the atmosphere heavier in

New immigration order in effect

for those coming into the U.S. from the Middle East.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

for their stay in the U.S. According

to

USA

this order is that Iraqi is re-

moved from the banned list

after agreeing to more visa vet-

ting measures.

The new order is al-

ready facing heat from within

the administration. According

to AP, analysts at the Homeland

Security

Department

(DHS)

published a report, believing

there is insufficient evidence

that the seven countries named

in the travel ban pose a terror

IMAGE COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

threat to the U.S. The DHS re-

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with health insurance company executives.

that was inspired by a terrorist

were from 26 other countries.

port goes on to say that out of the 82 the government believed

group, over half of them were

American citizens. The others

Out of these 26 countries men-

tioned, only Somalia and Iraq was on the ban list

The new immigration

order is expected to be in effect

on March 16.


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Trending

Lady Gaga takes over for Beyoncé

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Lady Gaga preforming ‘Moth Into Flame’ with Metallica at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards Cere-

mony on Feb. 12,2017

BY MEGHAN SORENSON

TRENDING EDITOR

Tips for a healthier semester

PHOTO COURTESY OF PEXELS

Start the day off with a glass of water

BY BRIANNA FERRELL

www.livestrong.com, if a late

TRENDING EDITOR

night study snack is necessary, try going for something light like

born in 2012, she suffered a mis-

the

carriage. Multiple sources have

Grammy's. Earlier this year Gaga

confirmed that the couple con-

released her new album Joanne.

ceived through IVF, a medical pro-

She joins fellow headliners Radio-

New year, new semester.

cedure that has allowed many

head and Kendrick Lamar at the

Don't tack on the "freshman 15"

5. Get Sweaty. Gym member-

Super

Bowl

and

the

broccoli and chicken. A lighter and more nutritious option will minimize digestive problems.

and

struggling women have a baby. At

Coachella festival. Lady Gaga is

this year. College students are

ships can be costly, make use of

Arts Festival fans were shocked

first Beyoncé was insisting that

going to be the first female head-

changing the way they eat and

the outdoors by going for a jog at

Coachella

Music

when it was announced that Bey-

she could still perform but her

liner in ten years, the last being

live

According

the park or look up YouTube

oncé couldn't perform this April

doctor has cleared her from per-

Bjork in 2007. With Gaga's experi-

www.mindbodygreen.com here

workout videos. Sweating helps

their

life.

because of doctor's orders regard-

forming so far into her pregnancy.

ence putting on performances, the

eight tips for a healthy, easy and

get rid of the bad toxins through-

ing her pregnancy. Five days later,

The singer released her

crowd is expecting a show. Ac-

affordable semester.

out the body.

Goldenvoice announced that Lady

most recent album Lemonade in

cording to Billboard.com officials

1.Drink a lot of water. Start-

Gaga will be replacing Beyoncé

2016. She has hinted that she will

are finalizing plans to bring

ing out the day with a glass of

breaths help calm the mind and

and headline the festival April 15

return to Coachella in 2018. While

Gaga's massive production to the

room temperature water with a

help with focus. This also doubles

the Beehive, Beyoncé's fans, are

desert,

lemon wedge will give you the en-

up as a stress reliever.

disappointed,

Coachella-worthy performance.

and 22. In early February Bey-

oncé dropped a bombshell on so-

Goldenvoice

preparing

to

give

a

ergy to wake up and get fit. Drink

6. Breathe Deeply. Deep

7. Go to bed early. Getting as much rest as possible is good for

water throughout the day.

worked fast to find areplacement.

Many fans were looking

cial media by announcing that she

In the wake of the news many fes-

forward to seeing Beyoncé at the

2. Plan ahead. Most college

the body and mind. According to

was expecting twins with her hus-

tival goers demanded a refund for

festival and were heartbroken

students are always on the go

the Huffington Post, going to bed

band, Jay Z. The couple has a his-

their tickets. Hoping to ease the

over her departure from the

with busy schedules. Packing

early has many health benefits,

tory of shocking the world. At the

transition, Goldenvoice quickly

lineup. Replacing Beyoncé is no

your lunch or dinner is a helpful

such as, worrying less, getting

2011 MTV Music Awards she an-

booked pop star Lady Gaga to

easy task; however, Lady Gaga is

tip in order to prevent buying fast

along better with people, being

nounced her pregnancy with Blue

take Beyoncé's place.

up to take the challenge. She has

food. It saves time and money.

more productive at work and

Ivy Carter. The 35-year-old singer

school and building a healthy im-

as

proven that she can give high en-

3. Avoid dairy, gluten, sugar

has been vocal about her fertility

Gaga's fans refer to her as, is com-

ergy performances and keep the

and processed food. Skip putting

issues. Before her daughter was

ing off two major performances,

crowd wanting more.

cream and sugar in your coffee,

8. Create a meal plan and

instead opt for almond or coconut

stick to it. This will help with con-

milk.

sistency. The more prepared the

'Mother

Monster',

Get with the Trend Food Review: Koffi

4. Eat a light and early dinner.

mune system.

better. Stay healthy and focused

Try not to eat past seven o'clock,

Netflix packs a punch

According

PHOTO COURTESY OF MEGHAN SORENSON

Koffi's closest location to campus located on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage

BY MEGHAN SORENSON

TRENDING EDITOR Calling

Starbucks and the Coffee Bean.

and enjoyable beverages make

The average price for a large

this small coffee shop stand out.

coffee is around $4. The Rancho Mirage loall

The small wait time beats most larger chain coffee houses, per-

to

Netflix headquarters in Los Gatos, Calif.

BY BRIANNA FERRELL & MEGHAN SORENSON TRENDING CONTRIBUTORS

Coming to Netflix March 2017, new TV shows and new sea-

coffee

cation is just a short drive from

lovers, there's a trending coffee

campus, located on Highway

Put a twist on your nor-

sons of popular shows. Some of the

shop here in the desert! Koffi

111 across from the Audi and

mal order by getting an organic

shows coming include the new sea-

fect for anyone in a hurry.

has three locations throughout

Range Rover dealership. This

cold brew. For people who don't

sons of fan favorites like "Archer",

the valley, two in Palm Springs

shop has espresso, teas, hot, iced

like coffee, try one of the hot

"The Vampire Diaries" and "How to

and one in Rancho Mirage.

and frozen drinks available.

chocolates or teas. Hot choco-

get Away with Murder." Netflix has

According their web-

The staff is friendly and

lates come in a variety of flavors

also come out with new originals

site, "Koffi has a full menu of

helpful in helping new cus-

including traditional, Belgian,

like the highly anticipated "Marvel's

pastries, bagels, sandwiches,

tomers find what drink they

or coconut.

and specialty foods."

want. In-house roasting and cer-

Don't let the name Koffi

leased "Daredevil" which quickly

tified organic brews give their

mislead, they have a large selec-

became one of Netflix's most popu-

brand a sweet unique taste.

tion of teas, both iced and hot.

lar shows.

The menu includes cof-

fee house classics like muffins,

cinnamon rolls and breakfast

The food and beverages

Black, green and more exotic fla-

Iron Fist." Back in 2015 Marvel re-

Recently it has come out

bagels. They bring a new ele-

have a wide variety range for a

vors like hibiscus and yerba

that through Netflix's collaboration

ment to the classic coffee house

good price. From muffins to sal-

mate are only a few of the

Marvel TV they have ordered "The

with low calorie, gluten free and

ads, everything is under ten dol-

choices.

Defenders" series set to come out

sugar free options to suit the

lars. Whether studying, eating

Let this cute coffee

later this year. According to IMDb,

needs of any coffee lover.

or just relaxing after class, Koffi

shop be your next stop for cof-

The Defenders will feature Dare-

This locally owned and

operated coffee house is compa-

rable to coffee favorites like

is a great environment for stu-

fee, tea or that afternoon pick

devil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and

dents.

me up after class.

Iron Fist teaming up to fight crime

The calm atmosphere

throughout the semester!

in New York City or as Marvel fans

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

know it 'Hell's Kitchen'. According

www.face-

book.com/netflixnewrelease, these are the new shows and sea"Beau Sejour"

sons coming this month:

"Julie's Greenroom" "Marvel's Iron Fist"

"Samurai Gourmet"

"The Vampire Diaries" "El Reemplazante"

"How to Get Away With Murder" "Bottersnikes and Gumbles" "Grace and Frankie" "Ingobernable"

"Better Call Saul" "Archer"

"Life in Pieces"

"13 Reasons Why" "Bodertown"

"Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life" "Dinotrux"

"Rosewood"

"The Carmichael Show" "Trailer Park Boys"


Pg. 6 • Arts & Entertainment

THE CHAPARRAL

MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

Arts & Entertainment

Students excited about new Disney classic coming to the big screen

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ

John Legend and written by Howard

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

change it and what they keep. Espe-

Ashman and Alan MenKen. The di-

cially now that there is a lot of cul-

rector, Bill Condon, made sure it

tural differences. It will be interesting

stayed true to the original version by

to see what they have re-done or

Disney's Beauty and the

Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. Ce-

taken out," said COD student, Jessica Murillo.

Beast is a live-action film based off

line Dion also has a song on the

the original animated version that is

soundtrack titled "How Does a Mo-

set to hit theaters March 17 in the-

ment Last Forever."

"I'm into arts and film so when I see a movie I pay attention to

aters worldwide. Many talented ac-

Some COD students are

the story and how well everything is

tors including Harry Potter star

excited to see this film for many rea-

edited, basically sound effects and

Emma Watson and Josh Gad, the

sons, all having different expecta-

the music orchestra in the back-

voice of Olaf from Frozen. Disney

tions.

will bring the classic animated film to life.

ground. Plus, I just like Emma Wat"It's a Disney movie, I grew

up a Disney addict. I'm seeing it just

son," said COD student, Daniel Zepeda.

The soundtrack includes

because it's Disney, maybe for the ac-

"The fact that it's a live ac-

contributions from Emma Watson,

tors. I probably won't see it once it

tion Disney movie, and I love live ac-

Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, John Leg-

comes out," said COD student, Laura

tion, that's really one of the best

end, Ariana Grande and more. The

Brooks.

things for me so I'm excited to see the

main duet title "Beauty and the

"I think it's going to be in-

Beast" is sung by Ariana Grande and

teresting, I want to see how they

live action Disney film," said COD

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

Emma Watson for the Beauty And The Beast Premiere, in London, Feb. 23, 2017.

student, Nesandre Smith. "I don't care, I'd rather just

Top six anticipating albums of 2017 by female artists

watch the original animated version

BY ANGELA SANCHEZ

because I like the animated one a lot," said COD student, Jenna Gleeson.

In The Loop

Upcoming Arts & Entertain-

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

ment events in the Coachella Valley

Nelly Furtado's sixth stu-

Music & Shows:

-The Hood Bar & Pizza

dio album "The Ride" is set to re-

*Open

lease on March 31. According to

mic

night

every

Wednesday 8 - 10p.m.

The Fader, Furtado recently collab-

orated with Blood Orange for her

* HWY 111 Palm Desert

new album. She plans to make a

*www.facebook.com/thehoodbar

comeback, she had hit in 2006 with

her

song

"promiscuous"

-Pappy & Harriets Pioneer-

and

town Palace

"Maneater."

*Pioneertown

Lorde's album "Melo-

*Upcoming

drama" is out on June16. "The

The Kills (March 17, 2017)

record is written, we're in the pro-

* Tickets @ www.pappyand-

duction stage now,” she wrote last PHOTO(S) COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

August on her Instagram. "I've

worked like a dog for a year mak-

ing this new album great for you

guys." Lorde is scheduled to per-

performances:

Sky Ferreira(Left), Kesha(Middle) and Charli XCX(Right) Photo Courtesy of AP images.

Events:

harriets.com

-Tachevah Semi Final Show-

case (March 23, 2017)

form this year at the Coachella Val-

recorded with ex-Vampire Week-

she continues saying, "I became a

alleging sexual assault and battery,

ley Music & Arts Festival.

end member Rostam Batmanglij

bit of a masochist in every single

harassment, violation of Califor-

and record producer Ariel Recht-

way, for a while it was like, ‘If it

nia's unfair business laws and in-

* This event is FREE

shaid"

doesn’t hurt then it’s not real.’"

tentional and negligent infliction of

-Coachella Valley Music &

Charli XCX album is set

to be released in May. “I just

wanted to make a party record, and

Kesha's

Sky Ferreira's second stu-

third

studio

emotional distress.”

it feels like I finally unleashed my

dio album, "Masochism" will arrive

album is set to release sometime

Rolling Stone reported

full inner-partier,” according to Bill-

this summer. In an interview with

this year. It’s been reported that

that her music career has been

board.

Dazed, Ferreira announced that the

Kesha has been in a vicious legal

largely put on hold as she has at-

Haim's,Sophomore

new record will be executive pro-

battle against producer/label exec-

tempted to exit her contract with

album is going to be released this

duced by Mike Dean, known

utive Dr. Luke Gottwald. Accord-

Sony, but after a court denied her

summer. They won the 2014 NME

Kanye West collaborator, with ad-

ing to CNN “The legal saga began

injunction, the singer-songwriter

Award for Best International Band

ditional support from Ariel Recht-

in

has begun focusing her energy on

2014,

when

Kesha

sued

X marks the spot: Desert X update

for their song 'Days Are Gone’. Ac-

shaid who produced "Night Time,

Gottwald and his recording compa-

cording to Pitchfork, "The trio have

My Time," her first studio album,

nies in Los Angeles Superior Court,

relaunching her music career.

BY ANDREW VERDUZCO

* Pappy & Harriets, Pioneertown

Arts Festival (April 14-16 & 21-13, 2017) * Empire Polo Fields, Indio *

Tickets

@

www.coachella.com

-Stagecoach Country Music Festival (April 28-30) *Empire Polo Fields, Indio

* Tickets @ www.stagecoachArts Shows & Expos:

festival.com

-Desert X (Feb. 25- April 30,

2017)

* Visit site to see installations map @ www.desertX.org

ART & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

* This event is FREE

-35th La Quinta Arts Festival (March 2-5, 2017)

The valley is currently

*La Quinta Civic Center

hosting the third annual art exhi-

Campus

bition, Desert X. The first of many

* Tickets @ www. LQAF.com

installations arose on Feb. 25 and

-Desert Arts Festival (March

will continue through April 30.

18-19, 2017)

Desert X aims to produce

* N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm

massive "site-specific" pieces of

Springs

art centered around the valley's

* This event is FREE

culture, topography and essen-

-El

tially all things "Coachella Valley"

Paseo

Fashion

Week

(March 18-26, 2017)

inspired.

* El Paseo Curated

by

Neville

Calendar

and

Tickets

@

Wakefield and produced by non-

www.fashionweekelpaseo.com/e

profit group, Desert Biennial, the

vents-index.html

pair of curators brought 14 total the trip.

installations to the Coachella Val-

All 14 installations stand

ley spreading from Desert Hot

throughout the busiest months.

Springs to Coachella. According

Alongside Coachella Valley Music

to

Desertx.org, "PROJECTS WILL

AMPLIFY AND ARTICULATE

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Claudia Comte's - Curves and Zig Zags

& Arts Festival and Stagecoach,

the Desert X project hopes to

GLOBAL AND LOCAL ISSUES

bring in numbers of tourists and

THAT MAY RANGE FROM CLI-

spectators from all over the world.

MATE CHANGE TO STARRY

valley as an "open canvas" and be

SKIES, FROM TRIBAL CULTURE

able to support "abstract art" in

AND

the artist's own creative way. Emerging

estab-

lished artists chose "site-specific"

IMMIGRATION

TOURISM,

GAMING

TO AND

GOLF."

and

reflection of his chosen site on the

Desert X is looking to en-

corner of Frank Sinatra and Por-

gage views and creativity by

13 other internationally known

tola. Phillip uses 300 geometric

bringing the desert's landscape to

artists produced their pieces with

mirrored pillars that are placed in

life through abstract art. The cost

one goal in mind, to bring out the

the ground angled at 10 degrees.

to see the art is free. For more in-

tion unique to to the valley. Phillip K. Smith III and

Both Neville and his

characteristics to present the

Coachella Valley and its character-

The reflection captures another

formation visit the Desert X's hub

partner, Executive Director Eliza-

desert's geography in a presenta-

istics through their presentations.

level of scenic views that is worth

station located at ACE Hotel &

beth Betinski, want to express the

Phillip's piece is solely based on

Swim Club in Palm Springs, Calif.


MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

Opinion

A modern school system

BY MYRON PENWELL

said Linda Darling-Hammond,

OPINION EDITOR

Finland has once again

decided to revamp their school

system, incorporating subjects

the co-director of the Stanford

Center for Opportunity Policy.

In an attempt to improve

their students performance, Fin-

land decided to emphasize cer-

that have a broad range of topics

tain aspects of their education

tional Curriculum Framework

dents. One of the first things that

Climate Change and Community.

to receive an education despite

that they believe are more rele-

vant to the world today. The Na-

(NCF) will introduce broader top-

ics such as: The European Union,

Throughout the years

Finland has been a country who

has had a different approach to

teaching by: not admitting chil-

dren into schools until they are 7-

years-old, an approach to the

system in order to improve the

learning experience of their stu-

Finland has done was give an

equal opportunity for all students their economic background, it

does not matter if your from a low

class or high class background the

education you will receive will be

the same.

Being a teacher is a

schools system which offers equal

highly respectable career in Fin-

little homework to their students

in 10 applicants getting accepted

education for all, cutting school

hours in half, longer recess time,

and having no standardized test-

ing of students until the age of 16.

land, and the process of becoming

one is very difficult with only 1

into their teaching programs.

Finnish schools tend to focus on

Despite spending less

patience, problem solving and

land has consistently ranked high

orization. Rather than cramming

money on average in comparison

to other developed countries, Fin-

on the Program for International

Student Assessment (PISA). In

2009 Finland ranked No.6 in

math, No.3 in reading, and No.2

in science. Although dropping in

hands on learning rather then lec-

tures, test preparation and memmany subjects into their students

brains, they take things slow and

focus on fewer topics into more

depth.

Finland

continues

to

recent years, Finland has still

strive to find more innovations

No.13 in math, No.4 in reading,

that we live in today. This belief is

maintained a high ranking in the

most recent PISA results, ranking

and No.5 in science. This unique

approach that Finland has taken

for their school system, and tries

to base it on the modern world

stated by Irmeli Halinen, Head of

curriculum development with

in regard to their education sys-

Finnish National Board of Educa-

Prior to the change, the

ranked as top quality in the

tem, has had a positive effect on

the students ability to learn.

Finnish education system has not

always done so well, "Finland

had been traditionally thought of

as the lowest achieving country in

Scandinavia, and one of the lower

achieving ones in Europe for a

very long time. It was not a highly

developed education system,"

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ

Pg. 7 • Opinion

THE CHAPARRAL

tion: “We are often asked why improve the system that has been

world. But the answer is: because

the world is changing. We have to

think and rethink everything connected to school. We also have to

understand that competencies needed in society and in working

life have changed.”

PHOTO COURTESY OF PEXELS

New game room makes students question

OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

A new game room by

Beep's Cafe has opened for all

COD students to enjoy. The game

room is designed for students to

fill the gaps between classes, or

during spare time, however, there

are some concerns. Some students

say it's not convenient for stu-

dents.

have to bring in your own game

console since the game room staff

has not provided them yet." The

campus has provided some vin-

tage arcade games for looks and a pool table. Fabien said they have

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Chelsea Hernandez

PRODUCTION MANAGER Anissa Grout COPY EDITOR Anissa Grout

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LAURILIE JACKSON

COD Student and Life

Center's Ryan Fabien said, "You

not decided if they want to buy

only ones who did not know this

them. When asked about having

Another COD student,

the game consoles in fear the stu-

dents might damage or break

game room was open or existed" said COD student, Ashley Davis.

to bring their own video game

Jessica Murillo, had a whole dif-

"That's a lot, I would not

heavy enough, I would not want

console to the game room, a few

students had their own opinions.

want to bring my console every-

day. Also, I'm sure we were not the

ferent view when asked the same

question, "My English textbook is to be carrying a console everyday." Some students had a

lighter approach, Daniel Zepeda added, "If I had the time to bring

my console or video games then I guess I would leave the books or

my work for another day." According

to

Fabien,

many of the students on campus

have not even heard of this game room before.

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Photos of the game room

PHOTO(S) COURTESY OF MEGHAN SORENSON


Pg. 8• Sports

MONDAy, MARCH 13, 2017

THE CHAPARRAL

Sports

COD Laker fans optimistic about front office shuffle

BY ROBERT GRAVES

summer," said Surlovitz. "Rob

SPORTS EDITOR

Plinka was an agent so I'm not sure if he's a good GM. It certainly

helps that he was Kobe Bryant's COD Los Angeles Lakers

agent so maybe he can use that to

fans are optimistic and excited

connect with and attract free

about the front office splash the

agents

team made by naming former

Surlovitz.

in

the

future,"

said

COD student and Lakers

Laker great Magic Johnson Presi-

fan Alex Enriquez expressed sim-

dent of Basketball Operations. On Feb. 21, Johnson re-

ilar enthusiasm,"It's a move that

placed Jim Buss as president. Buss

had to happen. The NBA is a busi-

held the position since 2005. John-

ness," said Enriquez. "Long term,

son, the Hall of Famer, played for

this is going to be very interesting.

the Lakers from 1979-1991 and

Magic has already been listening

again in 1996.

to

Although this is John-

son's first executive position, he is

Magic Johnson, president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers, attending a game at Oklahoma City

PHOTO COURTSEY OF AP IMAGES

and

working

with

other

coaches and members of the front office, which is a good sign."

no stranger to the business world,

ing, the Lakers also fired General

rent and former National Basket-

gelo Russel and Jordan Clarkson

Enriquez shared excite-

as he had a stake in the Los Ange-

Manager Mike Kupchak and

ball Association (NBA) players,

because he was a great Point

ment for the future and the return

les Dodgers from 2012 to 2014.

found his replacement in Rob

including Laker legend Kobe

Guard himself. Long term, over

to winning ways for the 16 time

Johnson has talked about running

Plinka.

Bryant.

the summer, maybe he can land

NBA champions as they have suf-

some free agents, perhaps even

fered three consecutive losing sea-

Plinka played college

the Lakers in the past and now he

will finally get his chance. "...I took a series of ac-

College Of The Desert

Paul George."

sons. "I like what Magic said, it's

basketball at Michigan and his

student and avid Lakers fan Adi

Wolverine teams reached the

Srulovitz is thrilled about the

Srulovitz expressed sur-

going to be about three to five

tions I believe will return the Lak-

Final Four in all four years while

changes and believes Johnson will

prise at the dismissal of Kupchak

years. Our players are still very

ers to the heights Dr. Jerry Buss

he was on the team, including

do a fine job. "I think Magic is

but is optimistic about Plinka tak-

young but in about three to five

demanded and our fans rightly

capturing a national champi-

going to do a good job, it's just

ing over the general manager job.

years we should be in playoff con-

expect," said Lakers President

onship his freshman year.

going to take some time," said

"Mich Kupchak's firing

Plinka is also an agent

Srulovitz. "Magic is going to work

was a bit of a surprise, but I knew

and has worked with many cur-

well with the Point Guards D'An-

his contract was up anyway this

tention and after that, who

KCOD sports show "After the Whistle" enters second season

Jeanie Buss about the move.

In part of the restructur-

BY ROMAN DELARA

SPORTS EDITIOR

knows."

COD's Head Football Coach Jack

Steptoe in just their second episode. In an interview with Aguiar, he was asked what were

As students come and go from COD, they are less likely to

doing a radio show? He replied,

stay uninformed about campus

"Garageband was the first thing I

sports programs and athletes that

learned and it's super easy. It took

partake in these activities. However,

the first couple of days and I got it

since last fall semester, "After the

right off the bat. Going live is a lot

Whistle" has emerged as COD's

harder than I thought it was gonna

sports coverage radio show.

be.”

“After the Whistle" is

Another question asked

hosted by COD students Mario 'The

was, why is it important for students

Hype' Aguiar and Jon 'The Psychic'

and staff to be informed about their

Saenz. Each episode normally runs

COD sports, He answered, "I think

for 30 minutes and unlike others

it's all support, because you never

sports shows, has no commercials or

know the hard work they're putting

interruptions.

PHOTO COURTESY OF ROMAN DELARA

Mario Aguiar (Host) at the KCOD radio station

some skills that were learned while

in. I think two years ago our COD

The first half of a typical

quarterback got a scholarship to di-

episode consists of national sports

vision one. We're not just a regular

talk which includes: football, base-

community college, everybody has

ball, basketball and wrestling. While

talent."

the second half covers local COD

"After the Whistle" airs on

sports, such as both men's and

Wednesdays from 7:30-8:00p.m. on

women's basketball, baseball, tennis,

KCOD 87.9 FM.

etc.

Previous episodes can be heard on

COD tennis player is a hit on the court According to kcodcoachel-

kcodcoachellafm.com.

lafm.com, Jon Saenz got to interview

BY PAOLA SALCEDO-PRADO

matches, he describes it as one of his worst feelings. For exam-

SPORTS EDITOR

ple, it was a tough day for COD tennis player Dimitri Vikovic. As he lost 6-3, 6-3 to San Diego

Dimitri Vukovic, Col-

Mesas, Kimo Barrere. Vikovic

lege of the Desert (COD) Road-

said he tried to force the play in

runner's freshman tennis player,

the match, “He won the big

began playing tennis at the age

points when it mattered. His

of ten. Moving to another coun-

forehand

try from the U.S. can be a tough

and I tried to play to his back-

was

unbelieveable

adjustment, but for Vukovic it

hand, but he was just on and

wasn't a challenge. "I am from

moved around his backhand

Canada, so it was an easy ad-

easily to hit his forearm. He

justment. I have traveled to Eu-

kept firing winners the entire

rope,

match.”

Serbia,

Montenegro

Bosnia,

and

all

over

Canada for tournaments." His

favorite

Vukovic isn’t the only tennis player in his family. His

thing

brother who plays at a higher

about tennis is competing, espe-

level, is someone Vukovic ad-

cially since it’s more of a men-

mires, along with professional

tally challenging sport. Vukovic

tennis

says, "Tennis gives me the op-

Djokovic.

portunity to travel and play around the world." Like any sport, there's winning

and

losing,

players

like

Novak

Dimitri Vukovic in action against San Diego Mesa

PHOTO COURTESY OF COD STUDENT INFORMATION

Although many college athletes dream about reaching

day in and day out. I hope to

1 tennis after I am done here at

and pushing through the strug-

the pro level, it's not one of

play low-level pro tournaments

COD," said Vukovic.

gles of being an athlete and to

but

Vukovic's future goals. "Being a

but I can't see myself being a

To all future tennis

try not to feel too pressured be-

Vukovic's biggest challenge is

professional player requires a

pro and making a living out of

COD Roadrunners, his advice

cause it is better to enjoy the

losing hard-fought and close

lifelong commitment, training

it, but I do hope to play division

would be to keep working hard

sport.

Volume 65 Issue 2  

Student Voice of College of the Desert Since 1962

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