Page 1

CAMPUS

Theater construction

S

SEE CAMPUS: page 4

OPINION AC Transit woes

R

SEE SPORTS: page 6

the

pectato

September 13, 2012 Hayward, California

truth | liberty | integrity

Financial Aid alert New changes starting this semester

By Edrene Abueg STAFF WRITER

Applying for financial aid this semester? If you are, here are some recent changes in several student aid programs that may impact you. Starting July 1, 2012, new students enrolling in Chabot College must either have a high school diploma, a General Educational Development (GED) certificate or any equivalent educational accomplishment in order to be eligible for federal student aid. New students can no longer be eligible for financial aid by completing six college semester units or by passing the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test. However, according to the federal student aid website, this rule doesn’t apply to students who were enrolled before July 1, 2012. “If a student does not meet this new requirement, unfortunately, s/he will be ineligible to receive federal or state financial aid, with the exception of the BOG [Board of Governor’s] Fee Waiver. We might encourage them to pursue their GED at this point if possible. This will affect new students most directly,” says Kathryn Linzmeyer, director of financial aid at Chabot. Another change has to do with the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC). An EFC is a number a student receives after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The lower the student’s EFC, the higher the student’s federal student aid eligibility. Starting this school year, if a student’s family

income is less than $23,000, they automatically qualify for an EFC of zero, which will make them eligible for federal student aid. Students who are applying or have applied for the Federal Pell Grant Program should be aware of the new limit on grants students can be eligible for. From now on, students can only have a Pell Grant that lasts them for 12 semesters, six years or full time equivalent (600 percent). Once the 12 semesters are up, the student is no longer eligible for additional grants. Students who have applied for Pell Grants can visit www.nslds.ed.gov to see the amount they have used. Although the changes went effective this past July, Pell Grants that were issued before the new rule count as well. “The calculation of duration of a student’s eligibility does include all prior years that a student received Pell Grant funding. It is not limited to more recent years, or with any ‘start date’ - it truly is counting Pell received in a student’s lifetime,” says Linzmeyer. A few other changes were made this past summer that involve direct student loans. Subsidized loans will now have a 3.4 percent fixed interest rate, and graduate and professional students are no longer eligible. Borrowers Repayment Incentives are no longer being offered by the U.S Department of Education. The reason for this according to Linzmeyer is, “In order to retain the 3.4 percent interest rate, which was estimated to cost $6 billion, something had to go.” Interest rate reductions are still being offered to students who agree

ASCC September 5 Senate Meeting By Marcus Frates NEWS EDITOR

On Wednesday September 5, 2012, the Associated Students of Chabot College (ASCC) held its first meeting of this academic year. Major items on their agenda included: club approvals, approval of the Interview Committee, Comedy Nights, approval of retreat dates and approval for funding of Gladiator Day. Every year Chabot clubs who wish to seek out ASCC sponsorship must apply for their approval regardless of whether or not they are a new or returning club. This year Chabot’s Interclub Council chair, Skye Ontiveros, submitted for approval seven clubs: SoTA (School of the Arts Club), International Club, Chabot Science & Engineering Club, Striving Black Brothers Coalition, Students for Social Justice, For the Cross (FX), and the American Martial Arts Club. Club officers for all of theses clubs have passed the required GPA, academic standing, and number of units necessary under the supervision of the Dean of Counseling through the Office of Student Life. The ASCC approved all clubs that were submitted. Another proposal submitted by ICC chair,

YA’SHALAN NELSON/STAFF PHOTO

Chabot College students receive help with financial aid services in building 400 on September 9, 2012.

to have their payments debited electronically from their bank accounts. If a student wants to retake a course that they already passed, perhaps for a better grade, they can only be funded one additional time to take that course. For more details regarding these new changes, visit the financial aid office at Chabot College in the 700 building. To contact the staff writer about this article email him at e.abueg@thechabotspectator.com.

This semester the ASCC has approved $600 for the execution of two comedy shows on campus and one show at the Englander Comedy Skye Ontiveros, was for the approval of the Club in November. These events have already been sponsored staffing of the Interview Committee. The Interview Committee was a committee by Chabot TV and Radio station and will be designed to help the ASCC appoint new mem- conducted by Michael Booker, Student Services EOPS and owner of the Englander Comedy Club. Possible dates for these three shows are September 27, October 18 and November 24. Another approved item at this meeting was the Retreat Dates by Sara Parker, ASCC advisor. These retreats were created for ASCC members, however they will be open to the campus community. William Casey, ASCC communications director, talked about what he thought was the most successful part of this meeting. “I’m most looking forward to our retreat dates it will give [the ASCC] a clean slate”, he said. The ASCC approved the funding of $500 for the annual Gladiator Day. This item was brought forth by Theresa Pedrosa,. After the meeting, Theresa Pedrosa, activities director, told The Spectator “I think we accomplished everything we set out for.” bers to the open senator positions on the ASCC. For more information, please visit www. Several of the ASCC senate members volun- chabotcollege.edu/ASCC. teered and were approved for the committee. To contact the writer about this story, email Comedy Nights will be coming to Chabot! him at m.frates@thechabotspectator.com.


CAMPUS

2

thechabotspectator.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bookstore issues: Are there enough books? By Anissa Gibbons STAFF WRITER

KENIA DOMINGUEZ/STAFF PHOTOS

The Chabot College bookstore’s unfilled shelves during third week of school.

The students at Chabot College are finding it more difficult each semester to buy the textbooks that they need for their classes. The low count of textbooks and high prices are just some of the problems that stand in their way. According to the store manager Peter Nilson, “Our main goal is to always have the right number of books for our customers, and in the vast majority [of] cases we do.” Nilson also said that because class enrollments and textbook demands fluctuate, they sometimes fall short. If the bookstore does fall short of books, the students can do a special order and the books will be rushed to the students at no additional cost. With textbooks being expensive, the bookstore has several initiatives in place to help reduce the

What “Change It Now” offers Interested in social change? You want to make a difference? Join the Change it Now program at Chabot. Change it Now (CIN) is a social justice lead program that encourages students to get out and make an impact on issues that not only affect their lives, but their community as well. Issues can be on anything; education, health care, budget cuts, environmental issues, poverty, violence, etc. CIN offers courses that emphasize on a lot of these issues. There are several CIN courses this semester, which include English 102, English 7, Sociology, Political Science 1, Communication Studies 1, Career and Education Planning, and Multicultural Issues in America.

There are no special prerequisites to enroll in a CIN course, just the same prerequisites required for a regular class. According to Carmen Johnston, one of the four founders of the CIN program, the difference between a CIN class and a regular class is “the focus is more on social justice and letting students learn how to make a difference.” Johnston also points out that the atmosphere between a CIN class and a regular class is different as well. “There is a sense of community in the classroom, feels more of a

amount students have to pay for their books. The textbook rental program has been growing rapidly; they now have over 300 different titles that are eligible for rental. On average, renting a book saves the student over 50 percent of the cost of purchasing new books. Renting books, however, isn’t the only way for students to receive textbooks. The bookstore also provides digital copies of the hardcover books. Students can access these on their laptop, tablet or any other digital device. The digital books are generally priced 40 percent to 60 percent lower than that of printed copies. Now while most students still buy the hard copies of textbooks, “the digital copies are catching on faster at Chabot than at any other community college in California.” said Nilson. Nilson also said that family environment, where students build relationships with each other and bond.”

the program here in Chabot because we felt that students wanted a program like this where their interest involved social change.” Johnston says. The four were able to get Title III to fund the program and Change It Now was born. The first couple of semesters CIN offered four classes. With more interest starting to gain from students, the program is now offering eight classes this semester. The future of expanding more CIN classes will depend on student input and how much of a demand there is. “If there is a lot of demand for CIN to offer a course like history for example, then we can do that.” Johnston says. For students interested in taking a CIN course it is recommended to apply to be a program member, since program members get first priority to enroll in the class. Students can apply online at www.chabotcollege. edu/CIN. “So far it’s really discussion based, and more analytical than a regular course,” says Justin Tonel, a student taking English 7 CIN. “The class definitely emphasizes on a wide range of topics.” If you’re interested in learning more about the CIN program and classes, you can contact any of the four founders; Carmen Johnston, Felicia Tripp, Pedro Reynosa, and Christine Warda. To contact the writer about this article, email him at e.auberg@ thechabotspectator.com.

There is a sense of community in the classroom, feels more of a family environment... “I hope that this energy spills over to inspire students who are not in the CIN program in our class to get more involved on campus and in their communities,” says Sara Parker, an instructor who is teaching her first CIN course this semester. Stud e n ts w h o joined the program and took the courses participated in many events such as the March in March and field trips to watch Cornel West speak. Johnston along with Felicia Tripp, Pedro Reynosa and C h r i s t i n e Wa r d a started the program three years ago. “ We were interested in social justice and each of us had experience in the past with social justice, so we started

since December of last year, the bookstore has been under new management. It has been operated by a company called Follett. This company operates college bookstores at hundreds of colleges and universities across the US and Canada. In the Bay Area, Follett operates bookstores at over a dozen colleges including UC Berkeley, Cal State East Bay, San Francisco State University and Stanford University. Many of the employees who have worked for the Chabot bookstore in the past are still there. The only new face is Peter Nilson, the manager. To get further information concerning the bookstore, you can contact Peter Nilson in the bookstore at (510) 723-2656 or visit the Chabot bookstore online at http://Chabot.bkstr.com. To contact the staff writer about this article email her at a.gibbons@ thechabotspectator.com.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

LOCAL

3

thechabotspectator.com

Mondays are now “Off the Grid” in Hayward By Alex Harmon STAFF WRITER

Off the Grid, one of the operators in the “food truck markets” growing popular in various Bay Area cities including San Francisco, Berkeley, Alameda and San Ramon, is now adding Hayward to their list. Off the Grid launched the downtown Hayward food truck market last August. “I like it, it’s a good atmosphere to meet others and enjoy good food,” said Albert Butler, Hayward resident and Chabot student. The event has attracted a good number of guests of all ages from Hayward and surrounding areas. Off the Grid is adding more flavor to the city’s downtown, which is already going through various changes: the expansion and makeover of Five Flags Park, the widening of D Street and the Mission/Foothill/Jackson intersection. “Good variety and diverse eating reflects the diversity of Hayward!” said Francisco Zermeño, Hayward City Councilman and Spanish professor at Chabot College. The trucks at last Monday’s event included Fiveten Burger (who also sold watermelon slices), We Sushi, Curry Up Now, Cheese Gone Wild, Kinder’s BBQ, Yumsilog and Sangushon -- with Peruvian cuisine. The truck vendors switch up weekly so those who come by every week can enjoy something different every time. Hayward’s Off the Grid is held Monday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the park-

ing lot of Five Flags Park located at the corner of D Street and Mission Boulevard. The city suggests parking at the nearby cityowned parking garage on Mission Boulevard between B Street and C Street which is just two blocks from the event. Hayward BART is also located two blocks down C Street, and AC Transit lines 22 and 99 stop at the event. For more information about Off the Grid, their vendors and the schedule of the events, go to http://www.offthegridsf.com. To contact the staff writer about this article email him at a.harmon@thechabotspectator.com

ALLEN LIN/STAFF PHOTOS

Kirby Lee Hammel and Jake Alexander from Clangin’ & Bangin’ perform at Off the Grid in the parking lot of Five Flags Park in Hayward, Calif on September 10, 2012.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ALLEN LIN

Off the Grid is held on the corner of D Street and Mission Boulevard from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the parking lot of Five Flags Park on Monday night every week.

A makeshift parking lot patio has been set up by Off the Grid with tables, chairs and canopies.

Customers wait for their orders of Peruvian food from the Sanguchon Food Truck.

Curtis Kimball known as “The Crème Brûlée Man,” is the creator and owner behind The Crème Brûlée Cart from San Francisco, Calif.


CAMPUS

4

Fresh start for student government thechabotspectator.com

open to the public. New ideas and direction of the ASCC STAFF WRITER will be part of the discussions going on at the retreat. Dr. Sara Parker, a political Although Dr. Parker has science instructor here on high aspirations for the club, campus, has just been named she said this year will be a as the new advisor of the learning year not only for Associated Students of students, but for her as well, Chabot College, popularly “This year’s about earning known as the ASCC. A the trust of students and new advisor means new student empowerment.” opportunities. Dr. Parker would also The ASCC is like to get the ASCC a group of student with the government Decisions are being made involved National Association representatives of Student Government, without students...It’s representing which currently Chabot Chabot College always good to have a College is not a part to local and state of. seat at the table. administrators. Dr. Organizations like Parker has many this have countless aspirations for the resources that can be club that will take class that will teach students the group to new heights that the fundamentals of politics useful to students. include raising awareness, and community outreach. If you want to be active teaching a class that grooms with the ASCC, the club Issues that will be covered students for understanding in this meets the first and the third lab include: how to and how to be active with run an effective meeting, Wednesday of each month politics. u n d e r s t a n d i n g p u b l i c from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Dr. Parker will modestly law and education codes, the boardroom of building say the ASCC is about how to create community 200. You can contact Dr. community building and the relationships, and bringing Parker by email at sparker@ chabotcollege.edu. success of students but her in speakers on the issues. goals are much higher. To contact the writer Dr. Parker is diving in “Decisions are being head first with the ASCC. The about the story email made without students… It’s club will soon be hosting a h i m a t r. r a s b e r r y @ always good to have a seat visioning retreat that will be thechabotspectator.com. By Ryan Rasberry

Thursday, September 13, 2012

at the table.” Dr. Parker is currently looking for recruits and fresh ideas for the student government. For the future, she envisions student government representatives that interact with students and build awareness so everybody on campus knows about the ASCC and how to get involved. In addition, Dr. Parker has created a leadership lab

ALLEN LIN/STAFF PHOTO

Fariba Nawa (left) along with Dr. Sara Parker (right) at Fariba Nawa’s speech and book signing on March 12, 2012 at the event center in building 700.

Update on the theater construction zone

Construction Workers bulding on the site near the 100 building.

The construction happening around the 1300 building.

ASTI DAVIS/STAFF PHOTOS

Lately, there has been limited access to the theater. The one way to access the theater is behind the Performing Arts Center to the left of room 1328.

The interior of the new addition to the theater, which was supposed to be finished this semester is supposed to include sound-proof walls, louder speakers, microphone capabilities, and an overall larger theater.


VOICES thechabotspectator.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

What is your 5 year plan?

Kevin Brown Major: Business

“I want to make video games. Right now I’m making storyboards and characters as a means to create a game. My inspiration is a photo of myself as a child, the creativity was free and as adults we lose that.”

TAMMY LEE/STAFF PHOTO

“I’m following the Ed. Plan so I can transfer to San Francisco State. I would like to be a teacher, I’m currently volunteering at schools so I can get a feel for the field.”

TAMMY LEE/STAFF PHOTO

“I’m going to transfer to Cal State East Bay and get a Bachelor’s in Accounting. I also plan on serving the Muslim Community by taking other courses outside of Chabot that deal with funeral services.”

“I’m going to finish my requirements at Chabot and transfer to Cal State East Bay and get a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a Media Production option. I want to be a DJ so now I’m networking because it’s not always what you do, it’s who you know.”

Yusra Oweis Major: Ethnic Studies

TAMMY LEE/STAFF PHOTO

Abdul Mekienyar Major: Business Admin.

TAMMY LEE/STAFF PHOTO

Chris Hom Major: Mass Communications

TAMMY LEE/STAFF PHOTO

Shaniqua Jackson Major: Liberal Studies

5

“I plan on finishing up my general ed. here at Chabot and transferring to San Francisco State because they have a good ethnic studies program and eventually I want to become a teacher. I plan on getting involved with organizations and activism.”

Melanie Chan Major: Psychology

“I’m going to finish my two years at Chabot and then I plan on transferring to Biola University and get my Bachelor’s degree and become a counselor.”

TAMMY LEE/STAFF PHOTO


6

OPINION thechabotspectator.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

SpectatoR AC Transit needs improvement the

truth | liberty | integrity

2009 General Excellence Award Winner ALLEN SUN LIN EDITOR-IN-CHIEF JESSICA CABALLERO MANAGING EDITOR SARAH SUENNEN CHIEF COPY EDITOR SAM STRINGER PHOTO EDITOR LARRY LEACH ADVISER A. MARCUS FRATES NEWS EDITOR GALIA ABUSHI CAMPUS EDITOR CHRISTOFFER ZUNIGA LOCAL EDITOR SERGIO ALMODOVAR SCENE EDITOR JUSTIN TONEL OPINION EDITOR DASEAN SMITH

ONLINE & MULTIMEDIA EDITOR THE STAFF

Edrene Abueg Vernon Aglubat Jasprit Badesha Jessica Bahena Gabriela Ballesteros Dontario Beverly Brian Chua Asti Davis Davis Dichoso Kenia Dominguez Remy Farah Aaron Geronimo Anissa Gibbons Alex Harmon Joshua Hutchinson Navin Krishnan Tammy Lee Eric Lobatos Ya’Shalan Nelson Maria Ochoa Denise Olberg Rachelle Qutob Ryan Rasberry Jyra Valenzuela Jasmine Washington

By Alex Harmon STAFF WRITER

Many students rely on public transportation to get to and from Chabot, as well as going out of town, shopping, and other destinations. It may look simple as a piece of cake: wait at the bus stop, board the bus, pay fare, and sit. Everyday riders know it’s not that simple. As written on the Chabot bus stop, “Warning: Buses never on time!” Buses at Chabot are usually off schedule, leaving students waiting longer at the bus stop and also making those who have priorities after school (work, appointments, etc.) at risk of being late. Sometimes the bus can be so late, that the next one is right behind it. AC Transit has smartphone apps available featuring “RealTime” departure times to save some time waiting at the bus stop. Just to be on the safe side, always plan ahead. The bus is used by a variety of people all day, every day. People who are ill can ride, sit somewhere

where you later sit, and put you at risk of catching what they have. People who also eat and drink on the bus can leave a mess on the seats and floor, an unpleasant surprise for other riders. T h a t ’s w h y p u b l i c transportation agencies have rules. They may not be enforced well, but everyone should obey them. Remember, treat the bus like you would your own or someone else’s car. The bus routes that serve Chabot cover a great area; Route 22 goes in a loop around Hayward. “Clockwise” uses Winton Avenue to Downtown Hayward and “CounterClockwise” uses Tennyson Road and Mission Boulevard to South Hayward. Route 97 uses Hesperian Boulevard northbound to Bayfair BART via San Lorenzo, and southbound to Union City BART, and routes S and M serve San Francisco and San Mateo. As most things in this economy; prices go up, but services get cut. Before 2010,

YA’SHALAN NELSON/STAFF PHOTO

Chabot College students wait for AC Transit at the bus stop by the main entrance of Chabot College.

ALEX HARMON/STAFF PHOTO

One of AC Transit’s unsatisfied passengers expresses their feelings to fellow riders on the bus schedule at the AC Transit bus stop by the main entrance to Chabot College.

AC Transit had Route 92 serving Chabot, downtown Hayward, and Cal State East Bay every 15 minutes and fares have gone up in the past

few years as well. To contact the staff writer about this article email him at a.harmon@ thechabotspectator.com

menu items that are $5 are well worth the price. Their most popular drink is mangonado, a fresh mango drink mixed with Mexican chili that has a good mix of sweet and spicy. I used the straw that was in the mangonado to mix my drink. The straw is coated with Mexican chili candy that you can find in ice cream trucks or Mexican super markets. Frequent customer and local resident Marco said “The shop is very authentic and this is the only place I can ever find mangonado,”

and went on to say that the mangonado is only available at certain places in Mexico. If you are not sure what to choose, the staff gives out free samples and great recommendations, and I highly recommend trying their mangonado. United Paleteria Y Neberia is located at 24261 Mission Blvd., Hayward CA 94544 and can be reached at (510) 733-6709 or at http:// www.unitedpaletas.com. To contact the staff writer email Brian at b.chua@ thechabotspectator.com

United Paleteria Y N e b e r i a By Brian Chua STAFF WRITER

United Paleteria Y Neberia is an authentic Mexican ice cream parlor located on Mission Boulevard in Hayward across the street from Hayward Plunge. United Paleteria Y Neberia opened in December of 2011 and has become a very popular spot in Hayward. It is a nice place to go for hot summer days or when you are in the mood for ice cream. When you first walk in, you are exposed to various

bright colors that bring in the Mexican cultural feel. You also have loud mariachi music and a big fan to really make you feel like you’re in Mexico. The staff is very friendly and able to answer whatever questions you may have. United Paleteria Y Neberia has a variety of items to order such as classic banana splits, paletas (ice cream bars) and their most popular drink, mangonado. Prices are very affordable and range from $1.25 to $5. No item is more than $5 but the

HOW TO REACH US

Room 2325 25555 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward, CA 94545 chabotspectator@gmail.com or for Advertising contact: ads.spectator@gmail.com

EDITORIAL POLICY

Letters may be edited for grammar, length, libel or clarity. Letters should be 250 words or fewer, and must include full name, address and daytime phone number, even if full name is not to be published.

ADVERTISING POLICY

The Spectator shall not accept advertising containing ads that suggests prejudice, racism or discriminatory attitudes; ads that mislead or make false promises; ads that may cause potential monetary loss to the reader through fraud or injury or risk of health; ads that defame or invade privacy; ads that may be interpreted as vulgar or offensive to the sensibility of the average reader.

PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWW.YELP.COM

Some of the items offered at United. (Right) The famed mangonado, a specialty of United.


SPORTS

Thursday, September 13, 2012

7

thechabotspectator.com

Chabot’s football team 0-2 after loss to San Mateo By Navin Krishnan STAFF WRITER

The Chabot football team suffers a loss to San Mateo but it hasn’t diminished their outlook on the season. In 2011, Chabot competed to keep their reputation alive and finish an outstanding season with a perfect message: claim the conference title. L a s t y e a r, t h e Gladiators held opponents to 16.9 ppg (points per game) and scored at an average of 37.1 ppg. Starting quarterback Brandon Eckhart, out of Mountlake High School in Washington, totaled an outstanding 603 rush yards, 316 plays and 264 rush yards in ten games total. Returning player Terence Satele said, “Over here, academics is first, he doesn’t care how good of a player you are, [head coach Jim Calcagno] will bench you if you give him attitude, if you have a low GPA. We will gray-shirt people this year and the year after so that when they start off they have a higher GPA.” Gray-shirting is common in football more than any other sport at Chabot because of the possibility of having an

excess of players. It is a process where coaches selectively deactivate players for the season for particular reasons decided by the coaching staff. Satele stated that Chabot’s strategy involves making full use of the process of gray-shirting by inviting players to practice, trying them out, and gray-shirting them until they earn a spot on the roster or improve academically, respective of their weaknesses. The query that coils the Chabot fan base is, “Can Chabot consistently dominate with an altered roster?” Satele said, “I feel like domination is pretty much an attitude, I feel like [the organization] has done a pretty good job. Once [the coaching staff] sets a reputation for [themselves], you have kids coming in themselves. We’ve had over 20 guys come in from American Samoa, the East Coast and the Midwest . . .” Chabot’s first home game was Saturday, Sept. 1 against San Mateo, where they were defeated 27-40. To contact the staff writer about this article email him at n.krishnan@ thechabotspectator.com.

Chabot defensive linemen ready to contain the offense of College of San Mateo

SAM STRINGER/STAFF PHOTO

Chabot running back veers to avoid tackle by San Mateo.

Chabot’s tennis looks to set a winning season By Navin Krishnan STAFF WRITER

The Chabot tennis teams are trying a unique approach this season: rebuild the teams with students who are looking to make a mark on the athletics department. The Chabot men’s and women’s tennis teams are holding tryouts for the spring season roster and are aiming for a sense of dominance with new players. Head coach for Chabot tennis, Rick Morris expressed his attitude about the roster changes and the upcoming season, “We have quite a few returning players, which is always nice. We have some new freshmen coming in.” Dakota Giddings, Rafael Florez and Gerald Mahone are key leaders in the success of the teams.

Florez and Giddings are freshmen and Mahone is a returning player who played two years ago. “The men’s team had a really good year last year; they were the third best team in Northern California. I think that the people that are coming back, the freshmen that are coming in, and I think that we can improve upon that, and move up. The women’s team looks to be stronger next year and the year coming up because we’re getting back our number one player from 2011, Namrata Sher; she is top ten in the state, so she is one of the better players in California. With her coming back, and some of the new freshmen I think the women’s team will do much better than last year.” Morris stated that he

expects these teams to live up to their usual standard, better roster or not. “Each year, you are constantly rebuilding, you only have players [in community college] for two years. So, each year you are trying to keep this consistency,” said Morris. Morris’ reputation depends on his ability to piece together a new team from tryouts and recruiting, and since he must coagulate a new roster every year, it is his intuition whether to laminate the new acquisition system or to try a different approach. “We’ve always had [a tryout]. All the years that I’ve that been coaching, I’ve only cut one player. We always have an open enrollment, open tryout.” To contact the staff writer about this article email him at n.krishnan@ thechabotspectator.com.

VERNON M. AGLUBAT/STAFF PHOTO

VERNON M. AGLUBAT/STAFF PHOTO

Number 3 is ready...are you?


8

HEALTH & FITNESS thechabotspectator.com

Rachelle Q: Fitness Guru The 100 Calorie Workout

Gym memberships can up before you get • 20 push-ups: Complete range anywhere from $30 to moving, that way you the 20 push ups and stay $120 a month. Some of us can increase your blood in plank position. Form can’t afford to fit this into flow and guarantee is important. You are our schedules and finances. that your muscles at end of the set, push I can give you easy to will be warmed up. through and do as many follow tips that you can as you can without utilize on a daily basis. • 40 crunches/sit ups: letting your knees drop. I’ll provide manageable, Don’t stop. Move at home workouts that can consistently. 40 sit-ups • 10 second plank: fit into even the tightest may seem like a lot, but Having a good, strong schedule and you can burn imagine by the end of core will benefit your calories for free in the this workout you will entire body. Stay comfort of your own home. have accomplished a straight, don’t let your We all have a general total of 200 sit-ups! hips drop and hold for routine and marinate on a total of 10 seconds the idea of fitting exercise • 30 squats: When before you take a break into our busy schedules. squatting, be sure that for a minute and start Sometimes, it’s truly easier your knees never go over the set. said than done. past your feet. If they Below is a quick and do, it can put a lot of Doing a set of the convenient 100 calorie strain on your body exercises listed will burn workout. Complete the set and possibly hurt your about 100 calories, the and repeat the exercise 5 knees and/or back. equivalent to burning off at times with only a minute least one meal a day. break in between. • To avoid this from This is a perfect workout happening, don’t squat to fit in while watching your • 50 jumping jacks: down. Instead, push favorite television show. Make sure to always your butt out and keep You can do a set during begin your workout your back straight. This a commercial and by the with a high intensity will work both your end of your show, you could exercise. It’s important core and your legs. burn up to 500 calories! to get your heart rate

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Veggie Star: Cauliflower

I am a true believer that food is a natural healer. Statistics have shown that vegetables have factors that can prevent and reverse diseases. Sometimes knowing the beneficial aspects of the food we’re eating, allows us the opportunity to gain knowledge and apply healthier options into our daily lifestyles.

Cauliflower is a great source of vitamin C, but more importantly the vitamin E found in cauliflower is shown to have components beneficial to inflammatory and cardiovascular health. Cauliflower contains compounds that increase the liver’s ability to neutralize potentially toxic substances.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook: 30-35 minutes Calories per cup: 126

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees 2. Rinse cauliflower and dice it into pieces, about ½ inch width. 3. Place aluminum foil over a heat safe pan and cover with nonstick spray. 4. Set the cut cauliflower on the foil and evenly distribute olive oil over the top. 5. Season with garlic salt, black pepper, salt-free dash, and paprika 6. Bake for 15 minutes. 7. Stir around the vegetables for even consistency. 8. Heat for another 15 minutes then fully cover the roast for the last 5 minutes, steam until soft.

The Spectator - September 13, 2012  

Sept. 13, 2012 Issue of the Chabot college student newspaper.