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THE CHAPARRAL Monday, April 3, 2017

Volume 65, Issue 3

Student Voice of College of the Desert Since 1962

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BY CHELSEA HERNANDEZ

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Increased costs for CSU students

to research where they're going

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

and look into things before they go there," said Cooper. He encourages students to become aware of resources around them, doing ex-

On March 27, 2016 the

tensive research on the school they

California State Board of Trustees

plan to attend, looking out for hid-

voted 11-8 to increase tuition by

den costs (parking, for example)

five percent for the 2017-18 school

and applying for scholarships. The increase leads to the

year. All 23 California State Uni-

question: "Why?"

versity (CSU) campuses will be ef-

The California State Uni-

fected by the increase. According to The Cali-

versity website states, "Over the

fornia State University, under-

last two-and-a-half decades, state

graduate tuition will increase by

support per student for the CSU

$270, graduate tuition by $438,

has declined while enrollment de-

and credential tuition by $312. The

mands have dramatically in-

increase makes students worri-

some as they will now have to ad-

just their budgeting. According to

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

Students protest tuition hikes outside a CSU Board of Trustees meeting in Long Beach, Calif. in

2012

creased. Today, state support per student remains thousands of dollars below 1990s levels. At the

Los Angeles Times, a study shows

student said, "I'm considered a

out a larger loan to cover ex-

college tuition to university prices.

same time, the CSU is doing more

that out of approximately 460,000

homeless student, the extra tuition

penses. Yes, two hundred dollars

Scott Cooper is a transfer coun-

with less, enrolling and graduat-

students, one in 10 are homeless

is going to be tough."

and one in five do not have

As another Chico student said, "It’s [tuition increase]

enough food to eat.

does not seem like a lot but it is for

selor at COD and has some advice

ing more students than ever be-

a college student working a part-

for community college students

fore."

time job."

about to attend a CSU.

The increase is said to

This is also a concern for

"Bottom line is that the

add more faculty, advisors, and

Camile Pera, a COD so-

transfer students. Many students

Cal States are still one of the most

classes. Students continue to

the change will affect them heav-

cial work major said, "I think it's

who are transferring to California

affordable [for bachelor degrees]

protest (like previous years) with

ily. According to Chico State's stu-

very disappointing because it

State Universities will be transi-

out there even with the tuition in-

each tuition hike by holding up

dent newspaper The Orion, one

makes we [students] have to take

tioning from paying community

creases...[Transfer students] need

signs and making bold statements.

worked for the student newspaper,

to risk missing out on a good story.

penings that people don't always

To some the difference is

not dramatic; however, to others

BY JESUS MANGANA

not too big to worry about."

Desert Sun editor James Meier joins COD

STAFF WRITER

The Daily Titan. After graduation,

He made sure The Desert

hear about. Meier plans on continu-

Meier spent twenty years working

Sun was the best newspaper it could

ing what he's doing, spreading good

College of the Desert is al-

his way up in the media industry. He

be for its audience. Meier spent

news so students stay more in-

ways adding new staff and faculty to

was journalist in an environment

eleven years there, covering every-

formed.

help improve the school. The new in-

much different from modern society.

thing from government to sports.

terim director of community rela-

Meier worked without the assistance

Meier came to COD this

for any aspiring journalists, he had a

tions, James Meier, is one of them.

of the internet and smartphones and

spring and says he loves his job. He

lot to offer. "Get your facts right and

When asked to give advice

Meier's job is to make sure every-

relied more on face-to-face interac-

is using his journalism skills to tell a

get your names right," Meier said.

thing that happens at COD is com-

tion to gain information.

story and write. "I want to share the

He explained how accuracy and

many great things happening at

credibility are some of the most im-

COD," said Meier.

portant things to focus on, "Get to

municated throughout the campus and the surrounding community. Meier started building a career in journalism by earning his

Meier landed a job as an editor at The Desert Sun newspaper. His job was to figure out what was happening around the Coachella

A large whiteboard hangs in his office with dozens of campus

know as many things as you can, learn Excel, learn Photoshop and

Meier shows a lot of passion for what he does and is bringing many

Local band prepares for album release with tour

bachelor's degree in communications

Valley and throughout the world. Al-

events displayed. Meier tries to pro-

learn to use social media. If you don't

from Cal State Fullerton (CSUF). He

ways up-to-date, there was no time

mote the numerous campus hap-

try hard, you won't last," said Meier.

BY JESUS NUNEZ

PHOTO COURTESY OF JESUS MANGANA

new great ideas to the campus.

lease to stay excited about." As a

STAFF WRITER

result, he “didn't love the way it felt.” Following his perform-

Local songwriter and

ance at the Coachella Valley

singer Will Sturgeon came to

Music & Art Festival last year,

KCOD for an interview with two

Sturgeon said, “It was hard to fol-

of his band members from Bright-

low-up Coachella.” Continuing to

ener to discuss his new album,

tour and transitioning from a solo

"Headroom," and a simultaneous

acoustic style to a live band with

tour around Southern California.

more of an up-tempo helped shaped his next album.

Brightener is a Southern

California indie rock band that

After his tour, Sturgeon

started with Will Sturgeon, who

went right into writing his second

writes, records, sings and mixes a

lot of his own music. It has now grown be-

yond a one-man-band to include

musicians Raefer Finnegan, Elias

PHOTO COURTESY OF LANI

Band members at Coachella Music & Arts Festival 2016 other artists outside indie such as Kanye West. Brightener is promoting

album. He writes in solidarity along with deep-thinking and in-

age them from making music.

Pop Gallery in Palm Springs.

trospective lyrics.

Sturgeon said, "We had a

Sturgeon’s first album,

Sturgeon thanks his par-

great year for a small, completely

"Hummingbirds," was an album

ents for their support. His new

Texel and Michael Santella. With

several singles from its new

independent

like

that was primarily acoustic based

album is also being financed with

melodic songs and conflicting

album including “Filters II” and

brightener. No manager, no pub-

and had a huge amount of profes-

a Kickstarter, a large funding

lyrics, Brightener has a sound

“Habits.” They have also an-

lisher, no label, no grants, noth-

sional work put into it compared

platform in regards to creative

operation

that is bittersweet. Sturgeon's in-

nounced a tour beginning March

ing. Just me and the guys in the

to "Headroom." The album also

projects. All donators who pledge

spiration includes indie groups

31-April 7 concluding with their

band, working jobs and taking

had a long hiatus between the

eight or more dollars will receive

like Pinegrove, Avi Buffalo and

album release party at the Art

baby steps." The musicians de-

funding and the actual release.

their new album on its release

lOCAL

cided not to let anything discour-

Sturgeon said, "It was hard re-

date.

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MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

THE CHAPARRAL

Local/Campus Life

Food bank feeds students and teaches nutrition

Local/Campus Life • Pg. 2

Cambodian genocide survivor and author inspires students

PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR

FIND Food Bank giving food to College of the Desert students

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR

help give them an understanding

STAFF WRITER

of how their daily diet should be composed. Nikol Ocampo said, “Students should make a menu

On March 14, FIND

for themselves and their families

(Food in Need of Distribution)

so they can can make a grocery list

Food Bank recently teamed up

of what to buy for a month.” She

with College of the Desert (COD)

recommends students focus their

in an effort to share health advice,

menus on lots of fruits and vegeta-

teach student how to shop on a

bles. Marc Payán created the

budget and to deliver free food to

Payán X workout regimen that

students who are in need.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

Loung Ung in an interview for her book “Lucky Child”

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR STAFF WRITER

book a chance. Her work then got

cate yourselves and your commu-

the attention of actress Angelina

nity on what it takes to be valuable

Jolie and was adapted into a

as a human being.”

movie on Netflix with the same

Loung Ung has visited

FIND (Find Food Bank)

consists of four sections that focus

is the only food bank in the

on the social aspects of people.

Loung Ung is survivor of

book title. Ung gave students the

her

Coachella Valley. They have been

The first section is composed of

the Khmer Rouge regime and au-

insight of refugee integration into

around 30 times to help with her

the U.S.

homeland

of

Cambodia

around for 30 years. FIND is part-

forgiveness, gratitude and self-

thor of "First They Killed My Fa-

ners with community based or-

awareness. The second section is

ther: A Daughter of Cambodia

In the process her name

women, help child soldiers, and

ganizations in Eastern Riverside

resilience, optimism and heroism.

Remembers." She came to College

was switched from Ung Loung to

create a land mine free world.

activism to end violence towards

and Southern San Bernardino

The third section is curiosity, inge-

of the Desert to give a speech and

Loung Ung. She spoke of the trau-

Loung has been a writer for the

counties to serve an average of

nuity and love. The final section is

a book signing. Ung delivered a

matic experience of being trained

Academy Emmy nominated doc-

90,000 people per month to battle

self-control, self-awareness and

speech about her experience with

as a child soldier and escaping the

umentary Girl Rising which is

food insecurity in the US. FIND

passion.

the Khmer Regime and how she

training camp after she fought off

about forced marriage, domestic

Payán shows people the

was forced into being a child sol-

a rape attempt from one of the

slavery, sex trafficking, and gen-

physical and mental health of

dier and escaped when she was

Khmer soldiers. She dealt with

der violence and the power of ed-

being active and well. He told stu-

19-years-old.

anxiety about food insecurity

ucation. Loung was selected by

comes to COD every second Tues-

day of the month. FIND also held a work-

shop at the Palm Desert campus

dents to, “Identify what drives

Ung came to speak to the

on March 14 with nutritionists

them and avoid the path of least

students about her success as an

Nikol Ocampo and Marc Payán,

resistance.” Marc has recently ex-

author. She told the students why

creators of the exercise regimen

panded his message to Cathedral

she got into writing, “It was my

cause of insecurity to students by

She has been featured in

Payán X. The workshop gave stu-

City High School.

therapy. It was the only place

saying, “If there are so many

The New York Times, Washington

where I could shed the tears. I

things wrong with us then how

Post, USA Today, London Sunday

wrote my tears, I wrote my anger

come we are here strong, growing

Times, Glamour, CNN, Nightline,

and I wrote my sadness.”

and still creating a really wonder-

and NPR's Weekend Edition just

Ung was rejected by 24

ful world? I encourage you to be

to name a few.

publishers until someone gave her

kind, compassionate and to edu-

Valley students bring back retro music

dents free groceries and recipes to

BY ALEJANDRO MEZA AGUILAR

bands by setting a twist in every

STAFF WRITER

show they play. The sound of their music can be described as 'Drone

since she was accustomed to scav-

World Economic Forum as one of

enging for her meals.

the 100 Youth Leaders of Tomor-

Loung addressed the

row.

Early Childhood Education gives back

pop'. Juan's plans with Eyecandy are to play gigs and tour to beTwo Palm Desert stu-

come more than just a bedroom

dents are bringing retro music into

project. Michael has over detailed

the valley. The new style of music

plans that he says "are too exten-

is

sive to say.”

Psychodellic

Shoegaze.

Shoegaze is a rock genre of the late

Juan and Michael wrote

'80s and early '90s named after the

their new album Cerebrotonia in

common practice of the genre of

December of 2015 and began

bands to stand still and sing on

recording in August of 2016. They

stage. The genre's sound is de-

named the album out of intrigue

fined by its loud guitars, effective

in the mystery the word culti-

use of vocal effects and quiet vo-

vated. Juan and Michael said,

cals.

“Cerebrotonia was inspired by the College of the Desert stu-

DIY culture of music in the writ-

dent Juan Palencia and high

ing and recording process and the

school

Kerr

intention is the act of making

started their band Eye Candy

music for the purpose of creating

when they met in high school.

an artistic narrative that was hon-

Juan composes the music and

est with displaying the state of

sings while Mitchel plays the

character an individual carries.”

student

Mitchel

drums. Juan Palencia said,“I

Juan studies and works

started writing my own songs on

part-time while attending his 2nd

GarageBand when I was 14 and

year of College of the Desert, and

then I began playing guitar once I

Mitchel works a part-time job

finally bought one.” Mitchel Kerr

working with the schedule of his

BY MELISSA SANDOVAL

STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR

PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ECE WEBSITE in the first place. She uses fun and

Development & Training Center.

creative ways to engage with her

This program serves children from

students and that always inspired

12 months to five years. Those

me.”

who are enrolled are children of

said, “It's been nine years since I

independent studies. Their new

At COD, students who

Not only do students

students, faculty, staff and the

started playing drums." Their in-

album Cerebrotonia is out now in

dream of becoming teachers and

have the opportunity to assist

community. Students from the

terests in band My Bloody Valen-

their SoundCloud Eyecandyusa or

giving back to local education are

their mentor teachers throughout

ECE department are able to ob-

tine inspired their role in playing

catch then playing at Smooth

given the tools to do so. Many stu-

the Coachella Valley, they are also

serve, create projects and student-

Shoegaze music.

Transition Inc. in Desert Hot

dents, like Nydia Muñoz, choose

able to attend school board meet-

teach.

Springs on June 3.

to begin their education at COD

ings. “These are very interesting

because of the many courses the

because we get to learn about

courses that the ECE program of-

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

what topics the students are learn-

fers continues to help mold stu-

Although they set them-

selves apart from other Shoegaze

program offers. One course this program

“Cerebrotonia” album cover

PHOTO COURTESY OF EYECANDY

Overall,

the

many

ing about in their classes,” says

dents into future community

Muñoz. “I go every month and

teachers. “I have learned so much

offers is placing students each se-

can see how everything ties to-

already in this program. All I want

mester with a mentor teacher. “I

gether from the meetings to the

is to give back to the students at

was lucky to be placed with my

classrooms."

my old elementary school and

third grade teacher, Mrs. Nunley,”

Aside from elementary

show them that people like me do

said Muñoz. “She is the reason

schools, the ECE program also

care and will come back to teach in

why I wanted to become a teacher

runs the McCarthy Family Child

fun new ways.”


MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

Features • Pg. 3

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Features

COD student living his dream

Photography from Luis Contreras’ Instagram @theluiscon

BY CHAYAN GARCIA

STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR College of the Desert

(COD) student Luis Contreras born

in Morelos, Mexico. He has little

Obama administration.

The DREAM Act which

stands for Development, Relief and

raphy, with a little help from the

BY VIRGINIA SANTILLANES STUDENT CONTRIBUTOR

Susan Smith Evans, re-

tired art and photography instruc-

tor at College of Desert (COD) died

on March 6 at her home in Palm

Desert when her car reportedly

rolled over her in her driveway.

Evans was 68.

During her time as an in-

derful program called the Digital

go to topic. I love getting out there

in high school, I was part of a won-

helped Contreras and his family

which gave us [students] the op-

someday own his own camera

film or photo. Since then, I have

shop. Contreras has been featured

via several well-established social

media platforms throughout the

treras was asked what he enjoyed

photographing the most, his re-

Arts Technology Academy (DATA)

ministration at COD, he hopes to

with artful expression. When Con-

his love affair with this passion

The legislative proposal

education.

Coachella Valley has lit a flame for capturing his dreams with photog-

Contreras explains where

began, “I first got into photography

immensely. Pursuing business ad-

Living most of his life in the

Coachella Valley.

Education for Alien Minors has

helped fund a portion of his higher

memories from that time, being as

he only lived there for about a year.

PHOTO(S) COURTESY OF LUIS CONTRERAS

portunity to further our knowledge in our choice of either journalism,

loved photography.”

At a young age, he was

fully immersed into something that

would one day carry him away

sponse was: “Landscape and night

photography have always been my

and waiting for the perfect light

right before sunset or right after

sunrise to complement the beauty

of a landscape. As well as going out

in the middle of the night to star

gaze and wait as an exposure fin-

ishes up and I can witness how beautiful our night sky can be.”

A dedicated and deter-

COD art instructor leaves legacy

structor at COD, she was named

Outstanding Adjunct Faculty of the

Year in 2001 and earned emeritus

status in 2011. Prior to becoming an instructor, Evans was an art thera-

pist at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. Susan knew from an early

Chicago. She worked as an adjunct

art and photography instructor for

24 years. She was a world traveler with her husband Ron.

Her first date with Ron

was a year-long trip around the

world studying Asian ceramics and

age that she wanted to be an artist

sculpture, with Susan serving as

sity of Nebraska and her M.F.A.

lived in together for 33 years.

and that she loved to teach. Susan

received her B.F.A. from the Univer-

from the School of Art Institute in

Ron’s photographer. Ron, also a COD instructor, built the home they After

her

retirement,

Evans volunteered and was a loyal

mined student, Contreras has not only invested in his future educa-

tion, but he shoots all of his photo-

graphs

with

an

essential

investment camera, a Canon 5D Mark iii.

“I finally stepped it up to

a pro level camera and I hope I can

make the best of it and continue to show others my art,” said Contr-

eras. His love for both education and art have opened doors of op-

portunity for his future. A dream

being put into action.

Create Center of the Art, both in

member at Desert Art Center, and

Palm Desert said, "Susan was a per-

printmaking.

supportive instruction influenced

member of the “Middle School Art

Project” team where she taught

Evans taught classes at

Venus Studios Art Supply and was

a mentor to Debra Ann Mumm, the

owner. Mumm is also the founder

of the recently opened Create Cen-

sonal friend and mentor for nearly

thirty years... Her strong, gentle and

my path as an artist and was a huge

inspiration and role model in community service."

Mumm had seen Evans a

few hours before her death. "She

ter of the Arts where Susan was

dropped by after being at Desert

both centers.

by the Creative Center of the Arts,

member and instrumental to the

launch. Evan's art is displayed at

Art Center, she was so happy to

have sold a drawing. Susan came

Evan's work can be viewed

to finish her designs on art bags be-

Desert Library located in the com-

hours at her home after that. Dona-

throughout the Coachella Valley

and close to campus at the Palm

munity room where she painted a 500-square-foot mural (dedicated in 2006).

At the old Art COD build-

ing is a mural Evans and her students

painted

back

in

2011.

fore heading home."

Evans died less than a few

tions can be made to an account in Susan's name at Altura Credit

Union. All proceeds will be used to continue Susan’s work in art educa-

tion programs.

The funds will go to

Currently, her art is in exhibits at La

Desert Art Center and Create Cen-

Desert Campus until April 23.

ing in honor of Evans so her legacy

Quinta Museum and the University

of California Riverside (UCR) Palm Mumm, owner of Venus

Studios Art Supply and founder of

ter of the Arts. Mumm is setting up the art programs and screen print-

can live on."

PHOTO COURTESY OF FAMILY MEMBERS

Susan Smith Evans, retired Art and Photography Instructor at

College of the Desert


Current Affairs • Pg. 4

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Current Affairs

New immigration order has implications

BY PAUL C. H. VELASCO

cities or counties like Ocean

County that rely on the tourism

CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR President Trump's new

immigration order may have

industry to help run its local econ-

omy and keep people employed.

This order may also dis-

courage international students

some unintended consequences

from pursuing their college educa-

order may have the most impact

ties have seen a decline of some

within national borders. The

recently

revised

tion here in America. Nearly 40

percent of colleges and universi-

on tourism and higher education.

sort in their applications involving

rise of American nationalism,

dents from the Middle East. In this

The passing of the new

immigration order has led to the

which may lead less tourists com-

ing into the U.S. Another factor is

the strength of the dollar bill

against other forms of currency. According

to

the

Chicago Tribune, the order makes

the U.S. an even less attractive

spending destination for interna-

international students. The highest reported declines involved stu-

same report, universities also re-

ported declines in applications from China and India, two coun-

tries that account for almost half of

all international students in the

U.S. This means that countries

cannot send their best students in

fear of being deported back to

tional tourists. Even if these same

their homelands.

comed.

federal district court justice in

tourists come and visit the country, they may not feel as welThe order may also affect

BY PAUL C.H. VELASCO

CURRENT AFFAIRS EDITOR The

Coachella

President Trump's new

order since has been halted by a Hawaii.

PHTOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos, right, speaks with migrants at the Moria refugee camp on March 16, 2017.

CVUSD may not meet financial needs

serve total to $7.9 billion at the end Valley

Unified School District may not

meet its financial needs for the

next couple of years.

The CVUSD will have a

budget deficit of about $300,000.

of 2017 - 2018. This is in reaction to Republican-controlled

White

House and Congress and the pos-

sibility of losing federal funds.

However, not all the

board members were happy about

the CVUSD running a budget

deficit. In a Desert Sun report,

According to the Desert Sun, the

about 96 percent of the students

in July. In this plan the district will

ter children or in poverty.

budget deficit is part of Gov. Jerry

Brown's fiscal plan that will start

have $6.4 million less for the 2017-

2018 year and $1.8 million less for

the 2018-2019 year. This means

that the CVUSD will have less

money to use for the teachers and

students that need it in an area al-

ready suffering poverty.

Gov. Jerry Brown's cuts

to education is part of a larger

plan that is projected to run a $2

billion deficit and will add about

$1.15 billion into the state's rainy

day funds. This will bring the re-

BY JESUS NUNEZ

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

fall under the category of English language learners or living as fosThis qualifies the district

for extra money for the state to

help with these students in need.

In an interview with the Desert

Sun, the Board President Blanca Hall blames the administration for

not properly allocating the money

where it needs to go despite hav-

ing the extra money from the state. The district has until the

school year of 2018-2019 to make

up the (roughly) $300,000 deficit in

the budget.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

California Gov. Jerry Brown is greeted by lawmakers as he enters the Assembly to deliver his annual

State of the State address to a joint session of the California Legislature Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in

Sacramento, Calif.

Terrorist attack on the UK’s House of Parliament

STAFF WRITER

Four people were as-

saulted with a motor vehicle and a

police officer was tragically stabbed

in London. The terrorist attack took

place outside the House of Parlia-

ment but was stopped before enter-

ing the building as reported by the

Metropolitan

Police’s

Head

of

Counter-Terrorism, Mark Rowley

and CNN News.

Before the police officer

was gravely stabbed, the assailant

drove into several civilians on the

Westminster Bridge on the way to the

House of Parliament. The total in-

jured is reported to be around 20, in-

cluding three police officers, students

and other general people of the pub-

lic.

The police officer who was

fatally attacked was Keith Palmer, a

15-year-veteran to the job. After the

attacker crashed his vehicle nearby,

he then ran to Palmer and attacked

him. Continuing the rampage, the

aggressor went on to target a second

officer but his failed attempt ended

when officers shot him.

In the aftermath of this

tragedy, The Guardian reported that

despite the rampage that occurs

PHOTO COURTESY AP IMAGES

Police officers look at floral tributes on Parliament Square, for those killed in last Wednesday's London attack, after taking part in a

commemorative event and silence on Westminster Bridge in London, Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

everyone pulled together to help the

and Syria (ISIS) is claiming responsi-

anniversary of the tragic ISIS bomb

Minister Theresa May told the

strike at the heart of our capital city,

everyone including the United States,

celebrate the values of liberty, democ-

dent pledged the full cooperation

injured. “the Foreign Officer minister

bility for the attack and the Metropol-

attacks in Brussel, France.

Bournemouth MP, a former soldier,

attack to take place in Britain since

where people of all nationalities, reli-

Tobias Ellwood reportedly helped

treat

the

injured

officer.

The

was pictured helping the police offi-

cer in Parliament Square.”

The Islamic State of Iraq

itan Police are deeming it a terrorist

attack as well. This the first terrorist 2005 when 52 people and four attack-

ers died in the July 7 bomb attacks. In

addition, this was also the one-year

“The terrorist chose to

gions and cultures come together to

racy and freedom of speech," Prime

Guardian.

This event is upsetting to

they all hope these type of events never happen again. Also, the Presi-

and support of the U.S. government.


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YouTube's restricted mode causes outrage

Trending

Coachella rocks the fashion world

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

A rainbow flag, the symbol for the LGBTQ+ community, unfurled

in Olympia, Wash.

BY MEGHAN SORENSON

Local Student models Coachella fashion at Desert X exhibit ‘The Circle of Land and Sky’

BY MEGHAN SORENSON

company.

TRENDING EDITOR

PHOTO COURTESY OF MEGHAN SORENSON

Prominent YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous a transgender women

TREDNING EDITOR

who is also a lesbian. She spoke YouTube has introduced a

The Coachella Valley

out against the new restrictions in

Russe are stocking up on rompers

that will stand out. Men can also

for every style.

take the traditional route by wear-

Kimonos are a great acces-

ing a simple button-up shirt with

sory. They can be used to spice up

a stand-out pattern, shorts and

any outfit and are versatile when

sandals or sneakers. Whether one

new 'restricted mode' and it's

a video titled #ProudToBeRe-

Music and Arts Festival has al-

it comes to the mixed Coachella

is looking to stand out or just keep

causing

the

strcited. Gigi stated in her video

ways been music and art coming

weather.

cool, there are plenty of ways to

Many

a

scene

within

keep up with the festival trends.

that the restricted settings only

together to give festival goers a

For both men and women,

YouTubers are claiming that this

allow beauty videos to be avail-

unique experience. One of the

an easy look is distressed t-shirts

Locals know that the val-

restricted mode is targeting the

able on her channel. Videos about

most talked about elements is the

with an edge, paired with wide-

ley is prone to extreme tempera-

LGBTQ+

community.

LGBTQ+ community because ac-

her personal life and sexuality are

fashion that sets the trends for the

brimmed hats to help protect from

ture swings. During the day

cording to Hollywood Life maga-

not available. Gigi said, "These re-

rest of the season.

the harsh sun and comfortable

temperatures can reach the mid

zine

strictions only hurt young peo-

the

restricted

includes videos by

material popular

YouTuber Tyler Oakley's "Eight

Coachella fashion always

shoes for walking around. Wear-

90s, but when the sun goes down

her

features classic boho styles with

ing your favorite comfortable

they can drop to the 60s.

experiences about YouTube help-

new emerging trends. Mixing

sneakers can help with the long

Visitors sometimes make

ple."

She

also

shared

Black LGBT Trailblazers Who In-

ing her connect to people like her-

classic bohemian classics like the

walks around the festival. Sandals

the mistake of wearing clothes

spire Me" and videos by other

self.

bralette with a denim jacket is

are not recommended. They leave

only to keep them cool during the

YouTube is a place for cre-

only the beginning of the endless

feet vulnerable to getting stepped

day, being forced to deal with the

ativity to thrive. Now many are

combinations possible this season.

on by other festival-goers.

cold and often windy nights or

wondering if the company is

Keep cool and fashionable

Youtubers part of the LGBTQ+ community Connor Franta, an openly

Men can get into the

buy expensive merchandise to

gay and prominent YouTuber with

working against itself with these

with classics like a flowy maxi

Coachella spirit by embracing col-

keep warm. During the day, wear-

5.5 million subscribers told BBC

new guidelines, considering the

dress or skirt. Pair with a season

orful patterns paired with

ing light fabrics and breathable

fa-

news "If they're keeping kids from

size of the LGBTQ+ online pres-

must-have, like a denim jacket to

vorite cut off shorts to keep cool.

clothes will help with keeping

being themselves... that's a really

ence. While no one is quite sure

tie the outfit together.

Trends for men include using un-

cool during the day and packing

scary thing." The outrage started

when the restrictions were put

Rompers are a festival fa-

usual pieces like ponchos, overalls

a light jacket or flannel is a must

with the removal of videos by the

into place, or how YouTube will

vorite. Fashion stores like Forever

or even crop tops. Don't be afraid

to stay warm at night.

indie pop duo Tegan and Sara.

change their guidelines. It leaves

21, H&M, Papaya, and Charlotte

to use creativity to DIY an outfit

The two members both tweeted

many people wondering how the

outrage over their videos being

internet is changing in these tur-

flagged.

bulent times. YouTube's official Twit-

YouTube later took to

ter account released a statement

the social media platform Twitter

saying they were trying to find a

stating: "We are so proud to repre-

way to fix the restricted settings

sent the LGBTQ+ voices on our

leaving YouTubers and fans to

platform...We regret any confu-

wonder about the ethics of the

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Pg. 6 • Arts & Entertainment

THE CHAPARRAL

MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

Arts & Entertainment

Remembering a rock 'n' roll revolutionary BY CHELSEA HERNANDEZ

ended up spending several years

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

in prison at the age of 17.

guitarist and singer-songwriter,

up meeting Muddy Waters, who

in the 1950s...he was a triple

pushed him towards contacting

threat," said Jacobson emphasiz-

the record label Chess Records.

ing Berry's famous duck walk

Weeks later, he recorded "May-

and on-stage dance moves.

Wentzville, Mo. at the age of 90

bellene," the hit that got him a

Music legends like Paul

in

his

home

on March 18. He was considered

contract with Chess. The signa-

McCartney and Mick Jagger ex-

a rock and roll pioneer by many.

ture guitar licks mixed with the

pressed their admiration for his

He is best known for his classic

Chicago blues was a recipe for

work in the music industry. Paul

songs like "Johnny B. Goode,"

success.

McCartney's

"Maybellene," and "Sweet Little Sixteen."

Rapper gives Chicago schools a second "Chance"

lyrics like he [Chuck Berry] was

near

died

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES

"Nobody was writing

In 1955, he would end

Chuck Berry, American

Chuck Berry in 1973

Berry."

Students

who

have

website

tribute

stated: "He was one of rock 'n'

taken the History of Rock 'n' Roll

roll's greatest poets. He will be

According to Biogra-

course that COD offers, know

missed

but

remembered

by

phy.com, Berry was born Oct. 18,

that the name Chuck Berry was

everyone who ever loved rock

1926 in St. Louis, Mo. He

not skipped in the curriculum.

'n' roll." Berry will continue re-

showed an interest of music at

Professor Mikael Jacobson said,

main of the most influential

school and church. At an early

"He was important primarily for

characters of music history.

age, he began teaching himself

the guitar, he totally defined

According to Billboard,

how to play the guitar and later

electric guitar for rock 'n' roll.

Berry's family announced that

began lessons while studying

The Beatles, the [Rolling] Stones,

on April 9, 2017 a public viewing

jazz with Ira Harris, a local leg-

Led Zeppelin, wouldn't be who

will be held in his hometown of

end. He was a risk taker who

they were if it wasn't for Chuck

St. Louis.

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES Chance The Rapper at the Westcott Elementary School Monday,

March 6, 2017, in Chicago.

BY JUAN RODRIGUEZ

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

Governor Bruce Rauner gave him what many are calling a very shallow interview on the topic of

Chicago born, Chance

funding these art programs.

the Rapper recently donated 1

According to Business

million dollars to support art pro-

Outsider, the lack of funding to-

grams in public schools. He in-

wards these student's education

tends for this donation to help

has been pushed aside and ig-

after school programs as well as

nored. Leading to 4oo thousand

give the students a better school

students having to face an early

experience.

end of the school year. Chance

According to the NY

ended his speech saying, "Gover-

Times, Chance said, "I'm honored

nor Rauner, do your job."

to make this donation to Chicago

Former

First

Lady

Public Schools Foundation and

Michelle Obama brought atten-

help cultivate Chicago creative

tion to Chance's donation by

minds. I'm committed to helping

tweeting, "Thanks @chancether-

Chicago’s children have quality

apper for giving back to the

learning experiences that include

Chicago community, which gave

the arts."

us so much. You are an example of Chance decided to fund

the power of arts education."

Coachella and the lesserknown artists

these schools himself after Illinois

BY ANGELA SANCHEZ

is offering hip-hop artists:

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EDITOR

Music

Travis Scott, Future, Gucci Mane, Schoolboy Q. Eletronic Dance Music (EDM) artists:

The Coachella Valley and

Arts

Festival

(Coachella) soon after they an-

Justice, DJ Snake, Martin GarRobinson & Madeon. For any-

Coachella crowd circa 2013 the 2000s, "Since I Left you."

rix,

Dillon

Francis,

Porter

PHOTO COURTESY OF AP IMAGES singer-songwriter had one of

sounds that can make a body

After a long hiatus

2016's "Best new album" for

move.

they finally rewarded their

"Puberty 2,"according to Pitch-

fans with the release of a ten-

fork, a sonically collection of

founder and resident DJ of Dig

Grounds will be hosting many

years-in-the-making

atmospheric, punk-tinged folk-

Deeper, She plays warm house,

with twins, will now headline

talents. Coachella-goers have a

up, "Wildflower." Now, the

rock "Your Best American Girl"

euphoric disco, Scandinavian

the two Saturday nights on

variety of music to hear, in

duo of Robbie Chater and Tony

and

beats, romantic techno, and

April 15 and 22, while Radio-

which they can listen to un-

Di Blasi are ready to take

Crushed Little Stars," Mitski's

everything in between "the

head

known artists.

Coachella. This will be their

popular song from her album.

weirder and funkier, the bet-

nounced the 2017 lineup tick-

one who isn't a hip-hop or

ets were sold out in about

EDM fan: Lorde, The xx, Kay-

three hours for both weekends.

tranada and Future Islands.

Lady Gaga replaced

Beyoncé due to her pregnancy

headlines

the

Friday

nights and Kendrick Lamar on

the two Sunday evenings. Once you get past the

headliners, however, Coachella

The

Empire

Polo

Small acts such as, The

follow-

first Coachella appearance and

"My

Body's

Made

of

Alison Swing, accord-

She

is

also

a

co-

ter." She has performed around

Avalanches is an Australian group

first scheduled U.S. perform-

ing to her Facebook is a stu-

the world, gigs such as in Ger-

after releasing one album back in

ance in 15 years.

dent of rhythm, Swing has

many,

Mitski, The New York City

dedicated herself to exploring

Coachella.

Mexico,

and

now


MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2017

Opinion

Bursting your organic bubble!

BY CAROLINE DEGRAEVE

use pesticides (and not every

farmer does), they are strictly

STAFF WRITER

According to a survey

conducted at College of the

Desert (COD), many people are

under the impression that buy-

ing organic products is more

nutritious or natural than con-

mandated to observe instruc-

tions in using any pesticide, organic

or

synthetic

alike.

According to the Occupational

Safety & Health Administra-

tion (OSHA), there are three

types of warning labels under

one classification system:

ventional produce and has lit-

Organic farming, like

ally to prevent critters from de-

out pesticides, the human pop-

These labels are found on all

tle

or

pesticides.

no

contact

Pg. 7 • Opinion

THE CHAPARRAL

with

all agricultural farming, uses

pesticides and fungicides liber-

stroying their crops. In fact it's

important to know that with-

ulation on Earth would be

much smaller. The difference in

organic farming is not the use

of pesticides, it is the origin of

CAUTION: if precaution is

not

taken,

may

cause

minor or moderate injury,

WARNING: if warning is not heeded, it can cause

death or serious injury

DANGER: if danger is not

avoided, it will cause death or serious injury.

pesticides regardless of origin.

Because naturally oc-

curring chemicals used in or-

ganic

pesticides

are

less

Lack of pesticide leads to in-

Kurt Leuschner, who teaches

sumers who buy organic con-

ers produce smaller yields.

(IPM) as a viable option. IPM is

worth the extra cost. According

sects devouring many of the

crops and subsequently farm-

Lower yields can translate to

more land-clearing to make

more space for farming. More-

over, many of these farmers use

Entomology at COD, suggested Integrated Pest Management

used to manage pests while

minimizing harmful costs to people and the environment.

IPM is a series of pest manage-

the pesticide used.

concentrated than in synthetic

manure rather than fertilizer,

ment evaluations and decisions

occur naturally in nature. This,

thetic pesticides do. This leads

pathogens.

pesticides through biological

than would otherwise be pres-

better eating an extra apple a

Pesticides of organic

origin are not synthetic and

however, does not mean they

ones, more product is required

to achieve the same results syn-

to organic produce that may

are better for our health. Ac-

contain more chemical residue

the only difference between

A harsh side-effect of

cording to Dr. Jeff Place, pro-

fessor of horticulture at COD,

synthetic and organic pesti-

ent.

using organic pesticides is that

cides or herbicides is they con-

they

with naturally occurring pesti-

more controlled means to rid-

tain carbon and hydrogen.

The toxicity associated

cides can be just as dangerous

and fatal as their synthetic

counterparts. Although arsenic

and strychnine are no longer

lawfully allowed due to high

toxicity, some naturally occur-

ring organic chemicals have

names that most of us would

recognize as toxic, such as: lime

sulfur, soap, hydrogen perox-

ide, rotenone, and manure.

If farmers choose to

BY MYRON PENWELL

are

more

ecologically

damaging than synthetic pesticides which are proven to be a

athletic facilities owned, operated or

day, whether it's organic or

netic, biological, chemical and

tion. There are six tactics of

IPM: Cultural, physical, ge-

not" because the difference in

regulatory. For example, if a

so small.

would be to "introduce preda-

nutritional value of organic

food and conventional food is

In agreement, Profes-

sor Brooks who teaches Princi-

pest is found to be a threat to crops, a biological solution

tors, parasites and diseases of

pests in a targeted way to suppress pest populations".

and monitoring.

Another fact is some

farms limit their use of any

pesticides and thereby can law-

Arts department at COD, said

there is no discernible differin

comparison

with

other

goods. "There are no studies

duce to be significantly more

The downside to this

practice is the necessity for a

working understanding of ecol-

health benefits or flavor, con-

has grown as well.

Rights)

When asked about pes-

versus non-organic don't much

differ from one another in

Under the yellow umbrella

policy relies on the compliance of

smoker and non-smokers with this

new regulation. With the vice presi-

Among these, 1,468 are

large shift in school policies that pro-

from 586 campuses that have

following it, and little has been done

2010. The reason for such policies are

the supporters of banning smoking

marijuana. The number has risen

facilitate these new regulations.

banned smoking back in October

has been gaining popularity around

to promote campus health and well-

Banning smoking on col-

the United States. As of Jan. 2, 2017,

the number of smoke free campuses

Although there has been a

also 100 percent tobacco-free, 1,331 prohibit e-cigs, and 109 also prohibit

2011 and 446 campuses in October

being. (Americans for Nonsmokers

hibit smoking around the campus, not many of the students have been

to reprimand anyone in violation of this new rule. While on the side of

on campus is understandable, there

should be more accommodation to

the other side of this issue to encour-

age compliance with the restrictions on smoking. According to the Cen-

Chelsea Hernandez

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Anissa Grout COPY EDITOR

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The

cost

associated

with organic produce stems from

limited

availability

against demand, more labor

costs, and more time needed to produce a sizable yield.

Agricultural farming is

not a black and white world.

By all accounts, organic produce is not much different than conventional.

Both use pesticides,

both have just about equally

nutritious produce, and perhaps the only difference is the

marketing scheme behind organic produce. When Dr. Jeff

Place was asked if organic food

was really better for you than food,

he

re-

sponded, "Both are good. There

is nothing wrong with buying

you feel better mentally, physically, or emotionally, have at it!"

have them more conveniently lo-

cated around the campus, when

you're rushing from class to class,

you often do not have to time to

search for these smoking sections,

which can be hard to find and out-

of-the-way. Also, these things al-

ways are going to take time for

people to adjust to, considering the

how long COD has been around

and the recent establishment of this

rule.

It was the Associated Stu-

dents of the College of the Desert

(ASCOD) that voted to instate this

not be the majority, but represent a

tions to help with the change, the

ages of 18-24 smoke. Smokers may

Mondays & Wednesdays 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Office: South Annex, Room 4

organic produce.

ter for Disease Control (CDC), about

13 out of every 100 people from the

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

seven percent more than non-

either. If buying organic makes

Though the experts in-

ticide alternatives, Professor

to our health, but financially

to Consumer Reports, organic

products can cost up to forty

terviewed agree that organic

and environmentally as well.

ular produce".

product labeled "Organic" is

conventional

nutritious or flavorful than reg-

ganic. This is harmful not only

tinue to be convinced that a

ogy, as well as more planning

fully label their produce or-

lege campuses has been a trend that

areas and any seating areas of any

control and habitat manipula-

recently

that have found organic pro-

tant ecological roles.

smoking is 25 feet from any college

entrances or windows, all eating

pub-

CNN

lished a study saying "you'd do

lot of outside knowledge and a

dent for business affairs delegated to

campus. AP 3570, which states that

which offers to eliminate or

drastically reduce the use of

ence between organic produce

recently proposed a ban which pro-

hibits the smoking of cigarettes on

with

geted species that have impor-

high mortality rates in non-tar-

The enforcement of this

College of the Desert has

contaminated

ples of Cooking in the Culinary

leased by the district.

OPINION EDITOR

which in turn risks having a

product

ding crops of unwanted pests

such as aphids. They cause

PHOTO COURTESY OF PEXELS

large portion of our student body.

One of the first issues to be

considered, would be to realize that

not many of the smokers would be

aware of the recent smoking restric-

tions that have been instated. The

other thing that could be done

would be to build more smoking

sections around that campus and

new rule, so if you are opposed to this new rule or have any sugges-

Student Government and the Green Council would like to hear from the

students on campus, smokers and non-smokers. ASCOD meets every

Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to the public.

The Green Council meets

the second Tuesday of every month and is also open to the public.

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Students are invited to submit any original and appropriate creative materials to the editorial board of The Chaparral. Materials may be sent to the following address: Editor, The Chaparral, College of the Desert, 43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, Ca, 92260.

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One of the designated smoking areas

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Pg. 8• Sports

Monday, april 3 , 2017

The Chaparral

Sports

Getting to know Etienne Ettlinger

BY ROBERT GRAVES

tlinger. "one day i was kicking

SPORTS EDITOR Meet

etienne

et-

tlinger, a Swiss member of Col-

juries.

the soccer ball around and

"after my senior year

started to play basketball with

in high school i played for a

the soccer ball. i thought it was

club team in austria. i suffered

a lot of fun and could not stop

my injuries when i played

playing," said ettlinger.

with them. i tore two liga-

men's

ettlinger began play-

ments in my right foot. i came

basketball team. ettlinger is

ing basketball daily at school.

back for the playoffs but then i

one of many international stu-

his parents had both played

broke my finger," said et-

dents attending Cod. These

the sport and encouraged him

tlinger.

of

lege

the

desert

students are here for studies,

to join a club team. he strug-

ettlinger decided that

but many of them are come to

gled at his first practice, but

junior college would be a good

participate in athletics on both

his coach showed him how to

idea and Cod was the one that

the men and women's road-

to do a layup. "i came back the

he kept hearing from. "For

runner teams.

next week and pretty much

some reason College of the

ettlinger has had a

made all of my layups. My

desert kept popping up on my

long journey to the United

coach said, 'wow you might

recruiting profile. i thought

States. he was born and raised

become a pro' so i just kept

Southern California sounded

in romanshorn, Switzerland.

going," said ettlinger.

nice so i contacted the coach.

he

it was in Switzerland where he

then

moved

to

he was very interested in me

was introduced to basketball

Vancouver, British Columbia,

and i ended up enrolling in the

for the first time. he was just

Canada when he was 17-years-

fall of 2014," ettlinger said.

10-years-old. "it's kind of a

old to play high school basket-

ettlinger was both a

Ettingler (in white) playing basketball

PHOTO COURTESEY OF ETIENNE ETTLINGER

school,

basketball player and a fan

ettlinger wanted to play col-

and spoke of his idols on the

made was to build a new play-

lege basketball. he made him-

court, "i looked up to allen

that's when i started getting

keep playing long term. i re-

ground at school. The older

self

a

iverson as a kid. i even had

into college basketball. ever

ally want to help improve

kids wanted to spend the

recruiting page featuring a bio

cornrows when i was 11 be-

since i've been watching him."

Swiss basketball. i would like

money on new soccer goals,

and videos. after his high

cause i was such a big fan.

but the younger kids wanted a

school career, ettlinger re-

When he retired i was looking

basketball hoop. The school

turned to romanshorn for a year. it was during this time

that he recovered from in-

funny

story.

We

had

a

fundraiser and the money we

compromised and gave us one goal and one hoop," said et-

BY PAOLA SALCEDO PRADO

ball.

during

known

high

by

creating

ex-

to see more possibilities for

pressed optimism for his fu-

young players to reach their

for someone new, so i started

ture, whether he's going to be

full potential."

following John Wall. he was

playing or coaching, "i'm not

ettlinger plans on re-

amazing

totally sure if i'm going to

turning to Switzerland in June.

ettlinger

also

Roadrunner hot streak continues at

Kentucky

and

ninth with runners on second

SPORTS EDITOR

and third. Jerrad Soriano known as “Fonzo” hit a walk-off 2-run double to give the roadrunners

The roadrunners base-

the win.

ball team has kept their momen-

"i was calm at the plate,

tum going by keeping a five

i just had that confidence. My

game winning streak with a

teammates having my back

record of seven wins and 17

made me feel confident, they are

losses. Winning against South-

always there for me so i had to

western College 5-3, San Jacinto

pick them up and score the

College 4-2, 3-1, 17-10, and San

tying and winning run," said So-

Bernardino College 5-4.

riano, after a much memorable

Coach John Weller said,

moment.

"it's been a while since we've

done that, i think we might have

done that our first year back in

PHOTO COURTESY OF COD SPORTS INFORMATION

COD Baseball celebrating a huge win against San Bernardino College.

all of his teammates rushed to

2012 and i think we can keep it

him and huddled around him

going. our pitchers are doing

second baseman Jerred Soriano

win on March 21 with a score of

well."

from honolulu gave the roadrunners an unforgettable walk off

in addition, freshman

BY ROMAN DELARA

tory against San Bernardino

and started jumping in celebra-

5-4 against San Bernardino Valley.

came in impressive fashion.

tory fashion.

The roadrunners vic-

down 4-3 in the bottom of the

singles

nament to score under par at

it’s their first win in the confer-

nielsen leads the team in hits

matches with his record at 6-0.

71, with the courses' par being

ence

with 16 and has a batting aver-

Freshman golfer, Gau-

72. The roadrunners overall

record stands at 1-6. overall

age of .314. Stone leads the

finished in second place.

they are 3-17.

team in rBis with eight hits

How is sports doing at COD?

is

SPORTS EDITOR

as Soriano was rounding second base in excitement,

undefeated

in

thier adams has been hot

as

the

roadrunners'

Men's tennis is on a

lately. at Soboba Springs Coun-

To softball, the team

Some players to watch

and has a batting average of

roller coaster, men's golf has a

try Club, adams was one of

ended their 9-game skid with a

for are hitter Malissa nielsen

.326. Both players have played

freshman stud and softball gets

three players in the whole tour-

9-1 victory against San diego.

and infielder Taylor Stone.

all 20 games this season.

a taste of victory in their conference. Men's tennis on the year has a record of 5-8, and are 4-4 in the pacific athletic Coast Conference. in one of their last matches Mesa

against

Colorado

University,

dimitri

Vukovic defeated Cody Freischlag in a singles match 7-5, 62.

What

made

the

win

impressive is that Freischlag is a nCaa division two tennis player. next, the roadrunners will face San diego Mesa in a conference matchup. Tennis

player

Joao

prado suffered an injury back in March 16 against new Mexico Military institute. The injury

happened

during

a

doubles match in which ultimately,

prado

along

with

eleazar Vazquez-Celis had to forfeit. prado is expected to be out for at least two weeks. on the season, prado

The Chaparral, Vol 65, Issue 3  

Student Voice of College of the Desert Since 1962

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