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Volume 55 Issue 7
Serving Trinity Valley Community College since 1972
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April 12, 2012
Lovato returns to the Valley--page 11
Team Landers say farewell (again) to the Valley, headed to Mississippi By Joshua Roberts Staff Writer
Their name might not be engraved on the trophy just yet, but there is no denying that the Lady Cardinals deserve the coveted award. Ending the season with a perfect 36-0 record, TVCC won their sixth national title, beating Hutchinson Community College, 69-55, in the championship game. The celebration was short-lived, though. Less than a week after cutting down the net, co-head coaches Michael and Kenya Landers announced that they would be leaving the Valley to accept coaching positions at Ole Miss.
After winning the 2012 National Junior College Athletic Association championship, co-head coaches Kenya and Michael Landers have decided to leave the Lady Cardinal program. “You know, obviously, it wasn't in our plans to leave," Kenya Landers said in an interview with the News-Journal. "We just got a really good opportunity. You work hard every day in this job to advance in your career. We were blessed with the opportunity to go and coach on the same staff, for a head coach that we really believe in...a top conference, and it was something that we couldn't pass up." The Landers' have accepted coaching positions at the University of Mississippi. They will join Adrian Wiggins who was named head coach earlier this month. Wiggins was the head coach at Fresno State where he led his team to five straight NCAA tourna-
ment appearances. With the coaches leaving during the crucial part of recruitment, coach Kenya Landers said TVCC should not have any problems with finding players. “Trinity Valley sells itself and I’m more than confident that the next coach that comes here is going to do as well as we did," Kenya Landers said. " The Lady Card program was great before us and will be great after us. The next person that comes in will have a great product to sell. They have a national championship to sell, so I think they will be able to get a lot of talented players." Although they are leaving the program, coach Michael Landers has some advice for the new head coach. “They need to win. This is the best program in the country," Michael Landers said. "We have the best support from administration, fans and the community. The entire campus is behind
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Martin case focuses on race relations in America A 17- year-old black male was shot and killed on his way home from a convenience store by a man who said he was the neighborhood watch captain in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. Trayvon Martin, a high school junior, who lived with his mother in Miami, was visiting his father and stepmother at their home in Sanford, when he was shot by George Zimmerman. Martin was returning home after going to the store for a snack during the half-time show of the NBA AllStar game when he was confronted by Zimmerman. According to police, Zimmerman shot Martin claiming self-defense, after the two men had scuffled. When police arrived 60 seconds later, they found only a can of iced tea and a bag of Skittles (which were for his younger brother) on Martin. For a considerable amount of time, Zimmerman was not arrested on any charges. At that time, police felt they did not have enough evidence to charge Zimmerman with a crime, nor to dispute the fact that Martin was shot in selfdefense. What was even more puzzling about this situation is that the Sanford’s police depart-
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ment has made some very questionable decisions choosing not to interview a key witness in the case. Martin’s 16-year-old girlfriends' phone logs show that she was on the phone when the altercation occurred but police did not interview her. According to Good Morning America, the girlfriend told the family's lawyer, Benjamin Crump, she heard most of the incident before the phone cut off. "He said this man was watching him," the girl recounted. "So he put his hoodie on, and said he lost the man. I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run." She told Crump: “He said this man was watching.” "Trayvon said, 'What are you following me for?' and the man said, 'What are you doing here?' Next thing I hear is somebody pushing and somebody push Trayvon, because the headset just fell," she said. "I called him again and he didn't answer the phone." It has been about two months since the tragic death of Martin; after public outcry, petitions for Zimmerman’s arrest, “hoodie marches” and multiple demonstrations have been held, the case will not be go-
ing to the grand jury. Instead, the prosecutor will be taking the case straight to trial. Zimmerman was arrested earlier this week and charged with second degree murder. Martin’s family has made many public appearances always citing they only want what is fair for their son, which is justice. Many people have
vestigation is over. Here we go again. Another black man gets shot because someone has a problem with his skin color and the fact that he differs from most people. Of course the police would say they don’t have a good case because they see what they want to see. We, as Americans, have
come forward to show their support for the Martin and Zimmerman families. “Hoodie mania” was all the rage on social media. The Facebook campaign, “I am Trayvon Martin,” sprung up in March. Several celebrities athletes and even stay–at-homemoms tweeted and posted pictures of themselves wearing hoodies. The most noted picture came from the Miami Heat players. The team tweeted a picture March 23, 2012 of all the players wearing hoodies. Zimmerman’s camp has stated that he has invoked his right to remain silent until the in-
the gall to claim that we have this great democracy, but yet we allow the innocent to go without justice. If the roles were reversed, the police would have thrown Martin so far under the jail that we would have needed a bulldozer to get him out. If you don’t believe me look at the statistics. According to the justice department, 1 in 8 black males in their 20s is in prison or jail on any given day. Today, more African-American men are in jail than in college and it costs tax payers more to send them to jail than to a college to make something of their lives, because as we all know the hardest thing to be
in America is a black man. Also about 10.4 percent of the entire African-American male population in the United States, aged 25 to 29, is in prison, making them by far the largest racial or ethnic incarcerated group; compared to 2.4 percent of Hispanic men and 1.2 percent of white men in that same age group. According to a study done by students at Princeton University, even one year’s cost at Princeton University which happens to be an Ivy League school is around $37,000 and a one year stint at a New Jersey state prison cost about $44,000. Now I’m no math genius, but that’s a $7,000 difference. My issue with this story isn’t the fact that a black man was killed, but how the police have handled the situation. Their actions seem to stand behind the fact that if you are a black man walking at night wearing a hoodie, you are a danger to society. As a black man, I know that people will stereotype me, along with other black males under the age of 30 who wear hoodies and sagging pants, basically urban clothes. We will always be classified as drug dealers, rappers, or dumb athletes
whether we are in the corporate world or at blue collar job. However, it is our jobs to change that, but when a man is profiled, how do you expect him to act? It’s not easy to shake a profile when that’s what people see making it “large”(making a lot of money) in life. Even the media is against a black man making it. When was the last time you saw a positive image of a black man who was not famous or a politician? I can tell you the answer to that: it’s usually never. As a whole, we have to come together and show more positive images of not only black men, but the black communities, so the tragedy of profiling can stop. Zimmerman is responsible for taking another person’s life for no known reason. He took the life of a young man who had a future and should be punished for it regardless of the victim’s race. If we, as a nation, are going to claim equality, then its time for the court system to do its job and place Zimmerman in prison so Martin's family can have some closure. **Zimmerman has since been arrested and charged with seconddegree murder.
The TVCC News-Journal is a monthly publication and is produced by the Staff Writers Copy/Graphics Editor Ray Cumby, Kazandra Gutierrez, journalism students at TVCC’s Athens campus. Views expressed in the Renan Zorer Adrian Price, Joshua Roberts, andeditorial section are the opinions of the writers and do not reflect the views of the TVCC administration. The News-Journal welcomes letters Lis Valencia Photo Editor and suggestions. The TVCC News-Journal reserves the right to edit letKelly Davis Production Assistant ters for grammar or length. Letters to the editor can be mailed to 100 Dee Freeman Cardinal Drive, Athens, TX 75751; or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sports Editor TBA Student Media Adviser Deidre Jones Web/Entertainment Editor Jake Yarbrough
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Cheerleaders rally for a second-place finish at nationals By Jake Yarbrough Entertainment Editor
Trinity Valley Community College’s cheerleaders are back from the National Cheerleaders Association national competition, and they didn’t come back empty handed. The Cardinal cheerleaders came back from Daytona, Fla., winning second at nationals. For the fourth year in a row, Navarro won first place, not only in the junior college division, but also in the whole nation. “They have been our rival for a while; we try not to think about it too much,” said Onca Dutton, a sophomore liberal arts student. “We went out there, and killed it. We did better than Trinity Valley has ever done, so we can't really be mad that they won.” The Cardinals’ score of 9.67 just wasn’t enough to beat Navarro’s score of 9.93, only 0.07 from a perfect score. “They beat us by a really small measure; their routine was a lot cleaner,” said Charlie Hueber, TVCC judicial officer who also works with the cheer team. “We had very few mistakes; they almost had no mistakes.” From the 2000 nationals to the 2011 nationals, TVCC and Navarro have been going back and forth winning the Junior College Division. “It be a small difference between first and second,” Hueber said. “It’s been us and them going
back and forth. They just won the past couple years.” “Navarro also beat every team in the country,” Hueber said. “They didn't just win our division; they also won the national championship. If you compare everything, we won fourth in the nation in large co-ed squad; they won first in the nation.” Not only did Navarro have the highest score at this year’s championship, but they also had the highest score in NCA/NDA history. Navarro was awarded overall grand champions for this feat. “This makes our division the hardest division in the nation,” Hueber said. “This is comparing us not just to four-year schools, but all four-year schools...1A, Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3, so we ranked really high. To say we are one of the top five programs in the country in all-team is a lot. The junior college is the hardest to win because of us and Navarro.” When Dutton was asked how the team can better prepare for next year, he said: “I don’t know. Maybe get ready a little earlier than we did this year. I think that would help. As far as mistakes go, just fine tuning everything and make all the little things better.” TVCC has also been named the best junior college cheer team in the nation nine times in NCA history. Despite their loss, the TVCC cheer team is happy with their score. “We had the best score in Trinity Valley history,” Dutton said.
Photo/Courtesy of Trinity Valley News-Photo Before the TVCC cheerleaders traveled to Daytona, Fla., for the UCA National Cheer Competition, they hosted a show-off where they performed their competition routine.
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Student Senate Meetings for the Student Senate will take place every Tuesday in the conference room located in the cafeteria at 12:15 p.m. Cardinal Real Talk The TVCC-Athens media department will be hosting its first live talk show from 9:25 a.m. - 10:50 a.m., April 26. The award-winning media students will be doing a live show, discussing important topics and issues concerning the community and college students. Watch the show live at www.ustream.tv/channel/cardinal-real-talk Cardette Spring Show TVCC’s Cardettes will be having their annual Spring Show, entitled "Today's Tomorrow" on April 20 through April 22. Students get in with their ID for $4. For more information, call (903) 675-6225. Student Music Recitals
The student music recitals are being held from 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. every Friday in the Fine Arts building. Women in Welding Day TVCC welding instructor, Tom Sheram, will be hosting a Women and Welding Day for women ages 18 and older, in the Welding Building on the Athens campus. This event is to introduce women to the art of welding, a predominately male field. The event will begin at 8 a.m., April 21 and lunch will be provided. This special event is free but limited to 20 participants. To reserve a spot, call (903) 675- 6374. Cardinal Hall of Fame Nominations The opportunity to submit Cardinal Hall of Fame nominations will be open until May 5. The Hall of Fame honor is presented to former participants and supporters of the Trinity Valley athletic department. For more information about the criteria a nominee must meet or to submit
an online application, visit the TVCC main website at www.tvcc.edu. Paddock Poetry Contest This year's poetry festival will be at 6 p.m. May 1 in the ballroom. TVCC instructor and resident poet, Charlotte Renk, will be the main speaker for the evening. For more information, contact Amy Rogers at email@example.com or Toni McMillen at tmcmillen@tvcc. edu. Read Through the Valley • April 24 – Why New Orleans Matters and Other Ideas for Discussion will take place from noon-1:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria Conference Room. Panelists will include Audrey Hawkins, Deidre Jones, Dr. Milton Hudson and Al Mariani. • April 25 – The Drama Department will present a performance of 1 Dead in Attic at 11:15 a.m. in the auditorium.
Nitty Gritty Band in Concert The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, known for their multi-platinum and gold records like “Fishin’ In The Dark” and Mr. Bojangles," will be at the Henderson County Regional Fair Park April 19. General admission, in advanced, is $25. At 7 p.m. on the day of the concert, general admission at the gate will be $35. For more information, call (903) 615-5630. Folk Basement Project The Tara Vineyard and Winery, located at 8603 CR 3914 in Athens, is hosting a night of music from 7 to 10:30 p.m., April 20. More than ten local musicians and bands will be performing at the event. To make reservations to attend the event call (903)675-7023. For more information about Tara Vineyard and Winery, call (214)317-9708 or visit www.tarawinery.com. News-Journal Staff
4 Campus News Media students set record, wins 14 awards at TIPA News-Journal
newspaper. Trinity Valley also received honorable mention awards in several categories. The News-Journal staff’s editorial, “Are students putting their lives in danger?” received an award. Other students who received honorable mention honors were Chardae HaynesCumby (photo illustration-Graduation); Renan Zorer (headline writing-Cardinals humming in spring); Adrian
dio, literary magazine, TV and online contests. For those categories the division was open, and TVCC competed against other top journalism programs in Texas. Erin Gass received honorable mention for her picture in the “Songs from the Valley” literary magazine. Daniel Dan also received honorable mention for his poem entitled, Waking, which was also featured in the maga-
“I’m pleased we quadrupled the number of wins we had last year. I’m elated about the wins, but I’m looking forward to the students doing even better next year.” -Deidre Jones Media instructor/student media adviser
Ray Cumby/News-Journal Kelly Davis, editor-in-chief of the News-Journal, looks at the awards the student media won at the 2012 TIPA competition.
By Joshua Roberts Staff Writer The TVCC student media won 14 awards– the most in school history–at the 2012 Texas Intercollegiate Press Association competition in Corpus Christi, Texas. The previous record, 12, was set in 2006. Students Kelly Davis, Joshua Roberts, Caitlin Tophinke, Jace White, Jacob Yarbrough, Adrian Price and student media adviser Deidre Bell Jones made the eight-hour trip where
the students competed in on-site contests and attended journalism workshops. “I can breathe a little easier now that the competition is over,” said media instructor and adviser, Deidre Jones. “I’m pleased we quadrupled the number of wins we had last year. I’m elated about the wins, but I’m looking forward to the students doing even better next year.” The printed version of the News-Journal received honorable mention for overall excellence in Division 5
Price (sports columnDisgrace at Penn state: the demise of Paterno); and Joshua Roberts (sports news story-Sophomores lead the way for the Lady Cards). Davis and Ravanae Bigsby received top honors for their stories. Davis’s story, TVCC rodeo is a family affair, won third in the feature sports category. Bigsby also placed third in sports column for her story, Cards still came out on top despite tourney upset. The student media’s lone first place win went to photography student Kenya Balderas. Her picture for Davis’s rodeo story beat out all the other sports feature photos in Division 5. This year was the first time TVCC students competed in the ra-
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zine. Sophomore Jamie Pettijohn received honorable mention for her radio documentary. And arts and entertainment editor Yarbrough won honorable mention for best online multimedia package for American Horror Story. White, a sophomore from Frankston, Texas, was recognized for the on-site television announcing contest at TIPA. He received honorable mention, beating several competitors from schools with established TV stations. “The TIPA competition gave us a taste of the real world,” said Kelly Davis, editor-inchief of the NewsJournal. “It was also an awesome experience, for those of us who competed in the events and placed.”
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Grammy Nominated Saxophonist Visits Athens By Ray Cumby Staff Writer
Photo/Linda Stepp Greg Piccolo performs at the East Texas Arboretum in front of small, but modest, crowd.
The Trinity Valley Community College music department hosted internationally known and Grammy nominated alto saxophonist Greg Piccolo at the East Texas Arboretum in Athens. TVCC music instructor Mary Tidwell was instrumental in getting Piccolo to Athens. When she was an instructor at Lon Morris College, she taught Piccolo's keyboardist, Shinichi Otsu. Otsu contacted Tidwell to let her know that they had an open date, so
she booked them for a show that was held at the arboretum on April 4. Piccolo is currently touring with his band, Heavy Juice, which is comprised of Otsu on keyboards and drummer Phil Leo. After the band's performance in Athens, they traveled to Fredericksburg, Texas, before playing at Houston's Big Easy Club. After their Houston performance, the band went back to the East Coast to play a few shows. Piccolo began his musical career at 13, playing in the six-piece rock band, The Rejects. He played the alto sax and was one
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of the band's singers. In 1970, he and Duke Robillard formed the group, Roomful of Blues. The group gained fame and had a huge fan following on the East Coast. The group stayed together until the early '90s. After the band broke up, Piccolo went out on his own, releasing two albums, "Heavy Juice" and "Acid Blues." Although he has his own band, Piccolo still remains active as a sideman, playing with Jimmie Vaughn's TiltA-Whirl band at live shows across the U.S. He has also worked on some big-band arrangements of his tunes.
Piccolo occasionally plays with his old band, Roomful of Blues. The small--but enthusiastic--crowd cheered and clapped as Piccolo played his old-looking, but oh so smooth and buttery-sounding sax on the perfect sunny day at the arboretum. He played as if he felt every note. Piccolo's springtime concert was a welcomed addition to Henderson County. Hopefully, he and his band will be back in the Athens area soon, but on a much larger platform. NJ
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The long-awaited superhero movie, "The Avengers" will finally make its debut in May. All the heros from the movies, "Ironman," "Captain America," "The Incredible Hulk" and "Thor" are teaming up to save the world. my Renner as Hawkeye
By Kazandra Gutierrez and Scarlett Johansson Staff Writer as Black Widow.
If you thought having all your favorite superheroes in one movie was impossible, think again. Marvel Studios presents “The Avengers." The movie features a "Super Hero" team of a lifetime. Fans of the films “Ironman," “The Incredible Hulk," “Thor," and “Captain America” will not be disappointed. In less than one month, fans will be able to watch the movie that seemed unreal at first. With the culmination of all the aforementioned movies, it has been leading up to this-the ultimate superhero movie, “The Avengers.” The film stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Incredible Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Jere-
“The Avengers,” also titled “Avengers Assemble” in some countries, is based on the Marvel Comics superhero team of the same name. In the movie, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is forced to bring the superheroes together when the world is threatened. When an unexpected enemy threatens the safety and security of the world, Fury, the director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to save the world from disaster. Travelling the globe, a recruitment effort begins in order to unite all superheroes. The development of “The Avengers” began in April 2005 when Marvel Studios received a
grant from Merrill Lynch. Marvel announced that “The Avengers” would be released in July 2011, after the success “Iron Man” had in 2008. Due to the signing of Scarlett Johansson in March of 2009, the film had to be pushed back for a 2012 release in order for Johansson’s character Black Widow to be in the movie. Finally, in April 2011 production began in Albuquerque, N. M., before moving to Cleveland in August 2011 and New York City in September 2011. The film was then converted to 3-D in post-production. “The Avengers” is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It is written and directed by Joss Whedon. The movie is based on the popular Marvel comic book series, “The Avengers,” which was
first published in 1963. Fans prepare yourself, “The Avengers” promises to live up to its expectations packed with action and spectacular special effect, “The Avengers” is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2012 in the U. S. in 2-D and 3-D. For die hard Avenger fans who can't wait that long, it was recently announced that early screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Houston and Miami on April 14. There will also be five more cities around the world that will be chosen for an early screening, based on how many Facebook fans they get. The film does not yet have a parental guidance rating.
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caused one fatality. With flashbacks of what happened during their high school days in the past haunting them, the friends have a hard time collaborating and end up switching their fake identities. Now with high school being repeated and the roles reversed, Jenko has to rely on his brain and his new nerdy friends while Schmidt uses his "brawn" and the popular kids to gain information. Tension rises and Image/Courtesy of Fandango the two boys split up. The dealers bring the Jonah Hill (Schmidt) and Channing Tatum (Jenko) return to high school as undertwo back together and cover cops in the new version the popular '80s television show, "21 Jump Street." form an even stronger (Tatum) in high school. emy tests and become bond than before and By Krista Newman Schmidt, a former nerd, partners, working as expose the drug corrupStaff Writer fails at asking a girl out, park policemen. After tion at the high school. while Jenko, a suave the duo make an error According to the jock, is failing his classes while on park police New York Times, “the Channing Tatum in school. The two have duty, they get called movie takes aggresis no Johnny Depp, a less than pleasant in to work on 21 Jump sive satirical aim at but he is still the hotrun in at school and Street, which is an orexactly this kind of tie with a body in with a short flash forganization that sends piety without risking Sony Pictures remake younger true offensiveness.” of "21 Jump Street." ward the two end up immature, at the police academy looking police officers All throughout the The new and more together. Instead of undercover in high movie you get sniphip version of the late '80s television show, avoiding each other, schools or colleges to pets of a deeper stars Tatum and Jo- they join together and bring down any illegal moral lesson hidden the gags nah Hill as rookie cops form a team. Schmidt activity. Once at Jump beneath excels with the physiStreet, the friends are such as bullying, drug who go undercover as cal tests thanks to given the assignment abuse and the overhigh school students. The movie begins Jenko; while Jenko to attend their former all judgment of others. the academ- high school to stop the The whole movie in itwith a flashback of with ics thanks to Schmidt. spread of a new narself is centered on drug Schmidt(Hill) and Jenko Both pass their acad- cotic that has already abuse. The social norms
that Jenko and Schmidt were expecting have been flipped since they attended high school. The popular crowd was eco-friendly with perfect grades. However, the nerds were still nerds but even they weren’t social lepers. With the moral undertones aside, the movie is hilarious. With all the mistaken identities, atrocious grammar and all around pranks, it’s hard not to stop laughing. They have funny “dumb” jock moments with Jenko learning how to make explosions in science, and the nerdy shy moments with Schmidt in drama class. Almost every scene is meant to be comedic. Even when Jenko and Schmidt get into a tussle that ends their friendship, it's still hilarious because Schmidt is wearing Peter Pan tights flying around the stage while Jenko is flying in the air like a howler monkey trying to tackle Schmidt. There were clichés throughout the movie; however, each one of them had a slightly twist. The clichéd party scene, for example, was
actually different than any other one made. The clichéd car chases also ended differently. In the first one, all the big trucks that was supposed to explode didn't and the chicken carrier truck exploded instantly. In the second one, Jenko makes a small bomb to throw into the other limo and just when they think it isn't going to explode it does. The twists and turns makes the movie worth watching. "21 Jump Street" is rated R and is not recommended for children because of the teenage drinking, foul language, drug usage, and moderate violence. However, all the rated R material makes the movie that much funnier. The movie deserves five stars. Most comedies done these days are only for laughs and are pointless in all other aspects, but "21 Jump Street" actually has a good story line which is rare.
Boy Band Mania is back with One Direction By Kazandra Gutierrez
Justin Bieber may soon be singing “now I’m all gone,” because there are five new heartthrobs that might put his talent and adorable looks in jeopardy. The new group--One
Direction--is rapidly stealing the hearts of many young teens, as well as making their way to the top of the music industry. One Direction is a British-Irish boy group consisting of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. So how did these five
handsome guys come together? It all started in 2010 when all five members auditioned as solo candidates for the British version of The X Factor. They failed to qualify for the boy’s category, but after a suggestion by guest judge Nicole Scherzinger, the five were put into a
band, qualifying for the groups category. One Direction ended up finishing third behind runner-up Rebecca Ferguson and winner Matt Cardle. After their X Factor exit, the group signed with Simon Cowell's Syco Records and toured as part of The X Factor Live Tour in the
U.K. One Direction has since then become a worldwide sensation with millions of fans. In a recent appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” on Friday April 6, they were surprisingly greeted by about 150 fans who had camped out overnight at Rockefeller
Center in hopes of seeing their idols. According to the New York Daily News, a security guard outside of NBC said that only Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga’s appearances have attracted lines that long.
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FOOTBALL M-BASKETBALL SOFTBALL The 2012 football schedule was recently reThe TVCC Basketball Skill and Development The Lady Cards final home game of the season
leased. The Cards will open the season Aug. 25 at home against Southeast Prep at 7 p.m. They will travel to Kansas Sept. 1 to play Coffeyville Community College (7 p.m.) before starting the conference season. The rest of the schedule is as follows: 9/15 vs. Kilgore, 7 p.m. 9/22 @ Cisco, 5 p.m. 9/29 vs. Navarro, 7 p.m. 10/6 vs. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 3 p.m. 10/13 vs. Blinn, 3 p.m. 10/20 @ Tyler Junior College, 3 p.m. 10/27 @ Lon Morris, 3 p.m. 11/3 SWJCFC Playoffs, TBA 11/10 SWJCFC Championship, TBA
Academy began April 11. Other dates are April 18, 25 and May 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Smith at 903675-6218 D.D. Scarver was named first-team all-American by the NJCAA.
is April 21. That game is also dubbed Strikeout for Cancer Day where the team helps to raise money for breast cancer research. Strikeout Cancer T-shirts are available for $10. The 2012 regional softball tournament is May 3-6 at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas.
Elena Lovato was introduced as the Lady Cardinals new head coach on April 12. Lovato, who previously served as the team's assistant coach then interim head coach during the 2009-10 season replaces co-head coaches Michael and Kenya Landers. The Landers have accepted coaching positions at Ole Miss. Sha'Kayla Caples and Kenua Flax were named first-team all-American by the NJCAA.
Nominations are being accepted for the TVCC Sports Hall of Fame. The deadline is May 5. Nominations can be submitted online at www.tvcc. edu. Just click of the Hall of Fame logo. TVCC will host its Athletic Banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 at Athens Country Club. The public is invited to attend. Tickets are $15 and are available at the Athletic Office at Cardinal Gym.
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Ag Club attends TJCAA Convention at Tech Four members of the Trinity Valley Community College agriculture club represented the college earlier this month at the 2012 Texas Junior College Agriculture Association Convention in Lubbock, Texas. The convention was hosted by Texas Tech University’s Department of Agriculture. TVCC agriculture students, Taylor Murphy, Taylor Brown, Alexa Williams, and Magdeline Nickle, competed against students from other junior college agriculture departments from across the state. Murphy and Brown competed as a team in the public relations contest and earned a first place title. As a team, they also prepared a scrap book that placed third
overall. Murphy also placed second in the agronomy quiz and third in the wildlife quiz, and Williams placed second in the job interview contest. “I was very proud of our students’ perfor-
The convention was more than just work; the students had a little free time to have some fun. On the first night, the students went to the Main Event where they had a great time playing games and
“I was very proud of our students’ performance overall, and [I] feel like they had a wonderful experience”
-Marc Robinson TVCC ag and ranch management professor
mance overall, and [I] feel like they had a wonderful experience,” said Marc Robinson, TVCC agriculture and ranch management professor. “We look forward to attending the 2013 TJCAA Convention, which will be held at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Texas.”
meeting students from other colleges. A day after the convention, the students along with their adviser toured the American Cotton Growers Association’s Denim Mill in Littlefield, Texas. The group learned how cotton is processed into denim.
The Counseling Office is taking applications now for Summer Freshman Orientation Group Leaders. Students must make application at the Counseling Office in the Administration Building.
OrientatiOn Dates: session i - July 19, 2012 ; session ii - august 9, 2012
For further information, contact Linda Daniel
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday in the Counseling Office.
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Landers --continued from page 1-us. There are a lot of things in place to help us to be successful in this program. I think the new coach will see that I expect everyone to get behind the new coach and help them to be successful." The Lady Cardinals program has a long history of winning. They have a total of six national championships, the first coming under the late former head coach Kurt Budke. While at TVCC, he guided the Lady Cards to four national championships. Budke, who had gone on to coach at Oklahoma
State University, was killed in a plane crash on a recruiting trip to Arkansas, along with his assistant coach and former TVCC player Miranda Serna. Michael Landers won his first title in 2004 before winning the team’s latest title “This program was built 20 years ago," he said. "Coach Budke took it to all new heights with the four national championships in the '90s and we have tried to maintain it during the 2000s. It’s been through several different head coaches and maintained its
Sports level of success and we expect the same with the new coach." Athletic director and men’s head basketball coach, Pat Smith, said he hopes to have a new women's coach soon. “We have to replace two outstanding coaches," Smith said. "The tradition here in this program is so great that I guarantee we will get some great candidates." TVCC was able to find a replacement in record time. Former interim coach, Elena Lovato, was formally introduced as the new head coach on April 12. NJ
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Co-head coaches Michael and Kenya Landers announced in April that they had accepted coaching jobs at Ole Miss in Mississippi.
Lovato returns to TVCC, named the Lady Cards new head coach By Joshua Roberts Staff Writer Trinity Valley President, Dr. Glendon Forgey, announced that
Elena Lovato, who served as an assistant coach and later as the interim head coach at the college during the 2009-10 season, would be named the Lady Cards head women's basketball coach. Lovato, who replaced Bill Damuth after his termina-
Junior College Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and the Region V Coach of the Year following Grayson County's stellar season. Lovato spent this past season as an assistant coach at the University of Nebraska. Lovato has some big shoes to fill when she takes over as head coach of the Lady Cards. She will be replacing the 20112012 NJCAA national championship coaches Kenya and Michael Landers who had an undefeated record. She was formally introduced April 12 in the foyer at Cardinal Gym. “I am anxious to get on campus and meet with the players and see friends and fans again,” she said. Lovato has experience at all levels in the game of basketball. Before coming to TVCC
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the first time Lovato was an assistant at the University of Houston on Joe Curl’s staff in 2008-09, and before that, she spent one season as a graduate assistant at Pittsburg State in Pittsburg, Kan. In addition to coaching college, teams, Lovato also has coached high school basketball. She has experience as the head junior varsity coach, assistant varsity coach, and she spent one school year as physical education teacher (earning the 2007 Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year honors) at Buffalo High School in Buffalo, Mo. At Menaul High School, in her hometown of Albuquerque, N.M., she served as interim head girl's basketball coach as well as assistant boys' coach. NJ
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tion during the 200910 season, lead the Lady Cardinals to a 9-2 record in the final stretch of the season. The team went on to win the conference and regional championships and had a sixth-place finish at the national tournament. In a press release sent out by the TVCC public relations office, Lovato said, “I am so excited. I feel like I’m coming home -- I am coming home.” After Lovato’s departure in 2010, she went on to coach at Grayson Community College, leading the team to the national tournament and finishing with a 32-4 record. Her team lost to the Lady Cards, 79-72 she was named the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Junior College Coach of the Year, the North Texas
Band --continued from page 9-The group seems to be catching the eye of many fans, including the First Lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Obama invited the group to the White House’s annual Easter Roll that took place on Easter Monday. Due to the group's touring commitments, they were unable to accept the offer. But that doesn’t mean the group is not open to making an appearance at the White House in the future. The band’s rep said One Direction “would love” to visit the White House anytime during their U.S. tour. Their tour
starts May 24 in Fairfax, Virginia. One Direction’s music is also topping the charts and breaking records with their smashing music. One Direction released their debut single, “What Makes You Beautiful," in September of 2011. And it became an instant hit, climbing up to No. 1 in the U.K., and charting in the top ten in several international markets. Their first album, “Up All Night,” made its debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts making One Direction the first U.K. band in history to earn that honor.
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The album contains 13 songs, but 15 on the deluxe edition. It features collaborations with Savan Kotecha, Rami Yacoub, RedOne, Ed Sheeran, Steve Mac, Toby Gad and Carl Falk. The record has been described as a poprock and pop music album. The album's lyrical content explores the themes of having fun, being young and in a relationship, and experiencing heartbreak. There is no doubt that One Direction is on the road to super stardom, having been compared to another British boy band invasion--The Beatles.
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Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, the guys from One Direction, are singing their way into the hearts of every girl in the U.S. and Britain. Their first single, "What Makes you Beautiful," is currently No. 4 on Billboards Hot 100 list.