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November 5, 2015

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‘Three U.S. Veterans’ showcase artwork By Omar Reyes Staff Writer Twitter: @salar0895

Glass bones, photographs and clay cups were on display as visitors entered the LBCC art gallery Thursday, Oct. 22, for the opening reception of the exhibit “Three U.S. Veterans.” Timed before and after Veterans Day, the display in the K100 art gallery at the LAC showcases military women and men. Raven Still, 21, an art major, said, “It shows you don’t have to go a traditional way in art. This art is more than pencil drawings. It’s a creative way to where you can see somebody make a living off of that.” The free exhibit includes three displays. William Short and Willa Seidenberg display their “Memories of the American War,” Ehren Tool shows “Out Of Thousands” and Michael Aschenbrenner offers “No Place Left to Hide-Return.” The decision to include three U.S. veterans in the gallery was made by Trevor Norris, art gallery coordinator at LBCC. Short and Aschenbrenner served in Vietnam and Tool in the

Omar Reyes/Viking APPRECIATION: Stephanie Toro, 20, a child development major, looks at Ehren Tool’s “Out Of Thousands” clay cups during the “Three U.S. Veterans” art exhibit opening Thursday, Oct. 22. The cups will be donated to staff and faculty during the closing reception on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Gulf War. Norris said, “It’s more work about how the artist responded to the war, their experience and how they were able to channel that into making artwork.” Aschenbrenner was at the opening reception talking to students about his artwork along

with Short and Seidenberg and their 17-year-old son, Sam. Tool was not present at the opening reception. Aschenbrenner got the idea for his work, which features glass bones in splints, after suffering a leg injury in Vietnam. The veteran said he hopes his artwork is seen

by students as a war memorial. He said, “This is more realistic because it shows what happens after and during the physical breaking of the body, the emotional breaking and coming home and healing and trying to resolve all those issues, whether physical or emotional.”

Majors declare events a success New service helps students meet more rigid policy that defines their studies. By Eliza de la Flor Copy Editor Twitter: @tigerlil_e Students, employees and volunteers participated in LBCC’s first Major Declaration Days and many described the event as “interesting,” “important” and “a success.” The free event allowed students the chance to learn about an array of majors at once and to declare or change majors. Various academic departments were represented, as well as areas like Admissions, Financial Aid and Disabled Students Programs and Services. The event spanned two days, with the PCC hosting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, by the MM Lawn area, and the LAC on Thursday, Oct. 29, in the Front Quad, both from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Every booth had a form avail- a business major and dispel some Major Declaration Day, saying, able for students interested in de- of the myths. “This is a great event. It’s a good claring or changing their major. “A lot of people just think it’s opportunity for students to gather At the PCC, Rodney Duncan, accounting, but it actually covers information about many different 20, and Jennifer Morales, 18, de- a wide range of opportunities.” majors at one time.” cided to declare business as their Communications major Jamie Even students who were cermajor after encouragement from Martinez, 23, attended for infor- tain of their majors found the Nick Carbonaro, an assistant pro- mation on changing her major event had help to offer them. fessor of business administration. and transferring. She discussed Manuel Ayala, 29, a business Duncan said he had an idea transfer degrees at the communi- major, said he noticed the event that business might be his major cation studies tent with assistant as he left his political science class due to his interest in business and was curious. and economics before the “Today worked out really well for He found what he needed event, and “After talking to at the Financial Aid tent and me. I think it’s really good that Nick and hearing more about got information on eligibility LBCC is doing this, I think it will it, I’m confident.  and cut-off points for assis “Today worked out really help a lot of people.” tance. well for me. I think it’s realAyala appreciated the -Rodney Duncan guidance he received from ly good that LBCC is doing Business major this. I think it will help a lot adviser Susana Duran, sayof people.” ing, “Easy as it is to look onCarbonaro, also an LBCC professor Doug Raphael. Marti- line, this has that personal touch.” alumnus who served as a Presi- nez said, “I want to go into counCounselor Donna LeDuff dent’s Ambassador at the college, seling” and is pursuing a career in said the day was “An opportunity came to host the Business Depart- psychology and substance-abuse for students who don’t ordinarily ment tent after he taught class in counseling. take advantage of resources on the morning. He  spoke of LBCC Raphael said the students he campus.” and the event with evident pride, talked to during the event were The college requires students calling the college “my home.” “definitely interested in learning to declare a major in order to He said he wanted to make more about their career options graduate or transfer, as well as to students aware of the many pros- for different majors.” streamline their academic experipects that could be achieved with He expressed support for ence. •


One of Tool’s artworks features cups of clay with war images imprinted on them. Norris said Tool’s intention is to donate some of the cups to students and some to the employees of LBCC in the closing reception of the exhibit, as well as one to President Eloy Oakley, a veteran who served four years in the U.S. Army. Norris plans to host a raffle for students to win the cups. On Tool’s donation of his artwork, Still said, “I think it’s really generous of the artist because there aren’t many artists who would make so many original pieces and then just donate them, so it’s quite generous of him to do that, especially for the school.” The exhibitions in the gallery will remain open until Thursday, Nov. 19, which will include the closing reception. After the artists’ presentations from 7-8 p.m., a live Skype chat with Tool is planned from 8-8:30 p.m. The gallery’s hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon to 8 p.m. The gallery will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day, but will be open Saturday, Nov. 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

Important dates Withdrawal deadlines For 16-week classes: Sunday, Nov. 15 For 8-week classes: Thursday, Nov. 19 to Tuesday, Dec. 1 (depending on class meeting times) LBCC holidays Veterans Day: Wednesday, Nov. 11 Thanksgiving weekend: Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 26-29 Transfer and registration CSU and U.C. transfer: Monday, Nov. 30 Winter class registration: Tuesday, Nov. 23 to Monday, Jan. 7




November 5, 2015

‘Lysistrata’ packs colorful visuals By Jon Peacock Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @jonjpeacock9

The ancient play “Lysistrata,” about women refusing to have sex with their husbands in an effort to promote peace talks to stop the Peloponnesian war, will be presented Nov. 5-14. First written by Aristophanes as a comedy in 411 BC, the piece is recorded as the first anti-war play ever, said director Greg Mortensen. He said it was first translated by J.A. Ball and Michael Chemers. The provocative piece stars Lindsey Logay as Lysistrata, Melinda DelToro as Myrrhine, Byron Torres as Phlaccidos, Paige Laney as Stratyllis, and Julian Bremer as Kinesias. The production at LBCC will have updated language, making it easier to understand. It features sexual satire, puns, and innuendos and sexually suggestive visuals played for comedic purposes. Mortensen said the actors have been rehearsing for “just shy of a month.” The college’s theatre department produces on four plays during each academic year. “Lysistrata” opens tonight, Thursday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m., with shows Friday at 8 p.m. and Satur-

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: joshua_miller8 I DO DECLARE: Phlaccidos, right, played by Byron Torres, stands in a modern interpretation of “Lysistrata.” Stratyllis, left, played by Paige Laney, refuses to have sexual relations with her husband.

day at 2 and 8 p.m. The play will run at the same times Thursday, Nov. 12-Saturday, Nov. 14. Theatergoers must be 17 or older to attend.

IDs will be checked at the box office, producers said. Presale tickets for students, senior citizens and employees are $10. Presale tickets for general ad-

plans to connect with potential voters through a survey over the phone to determine the measure of support for the educational facilities bond. Vice President of Administrative Services Ann-Marie Gabel said the amount of the potential bond has yet to be determined, saying that employees will determine how the money will be spent. Meanwhile, if a state bond measure is approved in 2016, it would grant $9 billion for California and $2 billion would be allocated for Community College facilities. Also $500 million would go to career technical education. Also during the meeting, the Board heard concerns from LBCC employees fearing harass-

ment from students and their concern for the lack of protection “at a place of last resort,” as said by one teacher. At one point in the meeting, teachers voiced their excitement over the student success in math and counseling. Several math teachers told of the newly implemented online math computer program, ALEKS, which has greatly improved student test scores, teacher Kevin Ryan said. Math teacher Richard Weber said math teachers have been so excited with the improved scores that teachers have been skipping around the V Building halls. Area 4 Trustee Doug Otto call the improvement “fabulous.”

mission are $15. At the door tickets for students, senior citizens and employees are $12. At the door tickets for general admission are $17.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting or calling THEATREMANIA at (866)-8114111.

By Glen Starks Staff Writer Twitter: @gstarksviking15

by different plantation owners and separated for decades, often by hundreds of miles, making their histories difficult to track. Mitchell said her interest in genealogy derived from listening to stories told by her relatives at family gatherings during her upbringing. Researching her family history, the expert learned the brother of her maternal grandfather was a reverend and pastor at an historic black church in Texas. In addition, “Interest in genealogy has increased since the advent of genealogy research material online,” Mitchell said. A research guide developed for the workshop is available at

New building fund proposed Family tree talks By Joshua Miller Photo Editor Twitter: @joshua_miller8

The LBCC Board of Trustees on Tuesday, Oct. 27, approved a survey to measure voter support for a potential local bond measure in June or November 2016 that could result in millions of dollars for more construction and renovation. LBCC Area 1 Trustee Jeff Kellogg expressed his support for the survey company FM3, saying, “It’s a very structured process. This firm in the past has been very successful. As far as the selection of this firm, I am very pleased. They have, as I have mentioned, a very high success rate.” The survey research company

Genealogist Valerie Mitchell spoke at the LAC Library about challenges in researching family histories. The workshop Wednesday, Oct. 21, was presented by the college’s collection-development and outreach program. Mitchell, who has over 25 years of experience, was invited to LBCC by outreach department overseer Shamika Simpson. Genealogy is the study of ancestry. Mitchell said people can trace their genealogy back to all areas of the world. Enslaved family members from Africa were often purchased

Trustee officially announces campaign plan By Denise Jones Opinion Editor Twitter: @DeniseJonesLBCC

LBCC Board of Trustees President Doug Otto announced his bid for re-election at a campaign kick-off event Wednesday, Oct. 21, at a private home in Long Beach. Trustee Otto serves Area 4, which covers most of the southeastern part of Long Beach and includes the Catalina Island city of Avalon. If elected on April 12, this will be his fourth term, since first being elected in 2004. No one has yet filed to oppose Otto. The bargaining units who represent LBCC employees have yet to declare support of anyone. Otto helped develop and ex-

pand the Long Beach College dents. He does his homework beFormer Student Trustee Gus Promise, which recently celebrat- fore every board meeting. Orozco, 29, now transferred to ed a milestone: more than 12,000 “We couldn’t ask for a better Cal State LB, said, “Doug Otto students who received one free public servant or a better repre- was amazing. semester at LBCC. sentative for LBCC.” “He opened up his office to The College Promise is a colThe Board of Trustees and me and he definitely listens to stulaboration between LBCC, the President Oakley work together dents. I’ve heard it from AlejanLong Beach Unified dro Lomeli, the current School District , Cal “Doug Otto was amazing. He opened up student trustee, too.” State Long Beach and his office to me and he definitely listens Otto said, “I think the city of Long Beach with what’s going on working to get high to students. I’ve heard it from Alejandro with Community Colschool graduates into Lomeli, the current student trustee, too.” leges now is that we college by offering one need bold ideas because -Gus Orozco we’re still underfunded tuition-free semester at Former Student Trustee LBCC and preferred adby the state, so you need mission status to Cal State after to set policy, approve the budget good advocacy at the state level. completing the necessary transfer and to review and approve hiring. “I sit on the Community Colrequirements. Trustees also oversee and ne- lege League of California, Board College President Eloy Oak- gotiate with the three bargaining of Directors. I’m also in the Comley said, “Mr. Otto is a great ex- units who represent the full- and munity College Trustees Associaample of what a trustee should be. part-time teachers and full-time tion: that means I’m in Sacramen“He cares deeply about stu- support staff. to frequently and helping fight

those fights. “But locally my passion in the last at least year and a half has been to build a better sense of campus community. That’s why we added a board goal that would do that and that’s why we started this Lead Academy Program which is very, very successful.” Voter registration must be done by 15 days before election day. Residents of Area 4 may visit or pick up a paper voter registration application at their county elections office, library, Department of Motor Vehicles office or U.S. post office. Voting is done either in person at a polling place on Election Day or by mail-in ballot no later than April 5.


November 5, 2015

‘Todos ganan’ or everyone wins


By Omar Reyes Staff Writer Twitter: @salar0895

More than 100 students and guests participated in Noche de Lotería, or Lottery Night, and engage in a cultural contest. The event was sponsored in T1200 at the LAC from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 for students to participate in a game of Mexican lottery. Lottery Night was organized by the Spanish Club, Spanish professor and club co-adviser Cynthia Quintero and with professor Francisca Mejia-Lopez. The event raised more than $500, more than the amount of money raised from the Spring semester event, Quintero said. The event included not only Latino students, but anyone regardless of cultural background. Thomas Roesch, 23, an international business major and an international student from Germany, said, “I think it’s great to support, learn languages, get to know different cultures, socialize with people and that helps prevent racism and it helps us to understand each other better and that’s worth coming here.” The club transformed the multipurpose room into a Mexican party room decorated with papel picado (banners cut into artistic designs) and filled with Mexican pastries, champurrado (a Mexican type of hot chocolate),

Omar Reyes/Viking WINNER WINNER: Spanish Club members announce lottery cards during Noche De Lotería in T1200 at the LAC on Thursday, Oct. 22.

and chips with salsa. Club President Juan-David Pazmiño said the event was a collaboration of many people, including club officers, event committees and members and their immediate families. Pazmiño said, “Initially I was a bit nervous because of the fact that it was the biggest one yet, however, it turned out great. The whole evening was an exciting experience.

“I’m thrilled that we accomplished what Spanish Club had set out to do, we fund-raised by means of an all-encompassing cultural event, from the food, to the music, to the game itself.” Students and guests who wished to enter the game purchased a ticket for 50 cents each. Food also required tickets, with churros and champurrado costing two tickets. A silent auction included priz-

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our event,” Pazmiño said. The Noche De Loteria event was created by Alejandra Reyna and Angelina Ochoa, past club presidents, and won Best Cultural Award from Student Life last semester. Quintero said, “Their enthusiasm is contagious and when you have that type of leadership from students, then it is natural that you have the kind of turnout that we had.”

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Rally kicks off Homecoming By Tilynn King Staff Writer Twitter: @grownlilies

the experience and to support my club. They support and love me so much. I’m doing it to say if I can do it, you can do it too.” About 100 voters gathered at During the event, the Vi11 a.m. on the Lawn at the PCC king cheerleaders performed a on Tuesday, Nov. 3, for the Home- 20-minute routine and coach coming rally and royal elections. Neil Young introduced the Viking Students with college service football players. cards were able to vote A student voter for the candidates while and spectator, Casey engaging in activities Holmes, 21, an art mathat included a football jor, said, “The rallies are obstacle, tug of war and what gets you pumped a root beer chugging up for the football game. contest. I come for the activities Alexia Duarte, Joy and you can really feel Abubo and Heather the school spirit.” Apple Levinger were three Members of Tong Villareal of the five running for and Thor, two men’s soNewest Homecoming queen cial-service clubs, the candidate who attended the rally, Brotherhood organizawhile Jerimiah Miro and Apple tion battled it out in a tug of war, Vieraille were two of the three which left one competitor, Shiloh king candidates who attended. Garcia 18, a communications maJessica Alcala, Stephanie Ca- jor, with a shoulder sprain. sas Garcia and Alex Wallace are Women’s social-service club the other candidates. All the can- members from PNK1 and PNK2 didates have been invited to the competed, with PNK 2 winning rally and royalty elections Thurs- the tug of war. day, Nov. 5, starting at 11 a.m. on Abubo was the winner in the the LAC Central Quad. women’s root beer chugging conThe queen and king can- test and Jerry Zepeda, 20, an ecodidates introduced themselves nomics major, claimed the win in in brief segments on why they the men’s contest. should be selected and what it Derek Oriee, student activimeant to them to be in the royal ties adviser and MC for the rally, court. in closing said, “Remember, we’re Apple Villareal, member of one school, two campuses,” in an the LGBT club and newest king attempt to advice the students to candidate said, “It doesn’t matter visit the PCC more often. if I win or lose, I’m doing this for The Homecoming tailgate cel-

Students hear the music By Omar Reyes Staff Writer Twitter: @salar0895

Denise Jones/Viking/Twitter: @DeniseJonesLBCC SKY-HIGH: Cheer team member Elisa Guerrero strikes a pose midair at the PCC Homecoming rally.

ebration is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, starting at 3 p.m. The football game against Citrus starts at 6 p.m. The queen and king will be announced at halftime. More information is available

by contacting Student Life Coordinator Teila Robertson at or ASB coordinator Sylvia Garcia at s2garcia@, both in E207 at the LAC or by calling (562) 938-4978.

Mentors guide students to success Beverly O’Neill Leadership Conference inspires new leaders. By Hayley Hart Staff Writer Twitter: @hayleylhart “The Wizard of Oz” was used as an example of following the yellow brick road to success as a workshop presenter spoke at the 8th annual Beverly O’Neill student leadership conference Friday, Oct. 30. The conference attracted about 100 students and blended a mentor mixer, workshops and speakers in the LAC’s T Building. The workshop Passion, Purpose and the Leader Within was led by LBCC’s Shamika Simpson, a collections development and outreach librarian. Simpson asked her workshop group members to consider what their passions and purposes are. She used the example of “The Wizard of Oz” and the paths of Dorothy and the other characters she meets on the yellow brick road to simplify the things that can get in one’s way as they progress toward their goals. Simpson said everyone has a turn in his or her road and a variety of bumps can come up, but people need to keep going to get to their goals. Goals and outside influences can lead people to their

November 5, 2015

Denise Jones/Viking/Twitter: @DeniseJonesLBCC KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Chris Soriano, LBCC Alumnus and UCLA transfer student, majoring in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.

purpose and passion, Simpson do. What do I have to do to presaid. pare myself to go to UCLA as a The two workshop sessions in- pre-med?’” cluded four opportunities in each Soriano took three years to session. The sessions featured complete the requirements. “Evinformation about scholarships, ery single year was a learning proleadership, mentors, finding one’s cess. I don’t regret coming here at passion and techniques for heal- all. It was lovely. ing from trauma or stress. “All the motivation and inspiMoving back that I “Events like this really inspire ration into T1100, the have gained audience heard me because it’s giving back from LBCC from keynote to the community.” has prospeaker and pelled me -Chris Soriano forward to LBCC alumnus Keynote speaker be the perChris Soriano, who said, “My son that I major was considered biological am today. Honestly, I owe all my life sciences” at LBCC. He had the current success and future success opportunity to attend LBCC due to LBCC,” Soriano said. to the Long Beach City College Of the conference Soriano Promise. said, “Events like this really inSoriano said, “I got exposed to spire me because it’s giving back medicine through volunteering. to the community.” I was like, ‘This is what I want to A panel of former LBCC stu-

dents who have transferred to universities spoke about the transition and the differences between their current schools and LBCC. They covered everything from planning study time to dorm life to the difference of class size. The mentor mixer was in the T Building courtyard and featured professionals in various fields, speakers, workshop facilitators and alumni of LBCC. Raquel Gonzales, 19, a communications major, said, “I think it was a really great opportunity. I’m sad that not more students came. It’s a great chance to learn definitely about the kind of leader you want to be and what roles you have to play in order to get to the place that you want to be. It’s also a great opportunity to network.” Participants in the 8 a.m.4 p.m. event were greeted with a tote bag with an information packet inside, a lanyard with an ID badge and a continental breakfast of pastries, tea and coffee, juice and fruit. Participants moved to T1100 to hear greetings from ASB President Dalziel Arambula. After the two workshop sessions, participants moved to the V Building courtyard for lunch and a chance to network with other participants. The lunch included salad, enchiladas, beans and rice supplied by LBCC’s Culinary Arts Department. O’Neill, the namesake of the conference, was LBCC president from 1988-1993 and Long Beach mayor from 1994-2006.

Skeletons, delicious food, spider-webs and students socializing were prominent during the Black Student Union mixer in the Student Union in Building EE on Thursday, Oct.29 at PCC. A mixer at LAC was presented in the multipurpose room in Building T on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The mixer at PCC started at 1 p.m. and ended at 2 p.m. while the LAC started at 11 a.m. and ended around 1:30 p.m. The mixers were presented by the Black Student Union with collaboration with DAAP (Developing Afro-American Professionals) as an effort to promote the organization as well as offer students free food and a place to socialize. “It’s a big event. The Black Student Union is always friendly and welcoming even if you’re not part of the club or aren’t Black. You’ll still be welcomed just the same. It shows that there is actually community for the students themselves who can have a place to hang out, eat and socialize with other students,” said Albert Forales, 24, an English major. To appeal to students, the mixer featured a Halloween theme complete with fake bats, spiders and skeletons. In addition, participants also were given free raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes. Jill Collins, president of the Black Student Union, said around 45-50 people attended one of the mixers or both. David Goto, a librarian at the PCC, was pleased with the event.

“I thought that the mixer was a great idea. The food and hospitality was awesome.” -David Goto PCC librarian

“I thought that the mixer was a great idea. The food and hospitality was awesome. It must have taken considerable planning to have everything in place. Seeing our students gather together as a community and socialize with one another was the best thing about the mixer.” Among the members of the Black Student Union to help with the event was Kenneth Jones, vice president. Jones said that the Black Student Union club is active in campus, but was disbanded for some time. Recently, the Black Student Union was resurrected and the mixer was sponsored to promote the club. Jones said, “We’re trying to empower and encourage our students and reach out to them to better themselves and the community and our college. The mixer lets everyone know what BSU stands for, what we promote and what we’re here to do.” More information may be found by contacting Jones at

November 5, 2015


Drought affecting garden 4 inducted at Hall By Hayley Hart Staff Writer Twitter: @hayleylhart

Meanwhile the LAC uses re- lawn-to-garden program. Long claimed water for the grass, trees Beach offers incentives to resiand bushes on campus, giving the dents to remove their lawn and grounds their noticeably green- plant water-saving plants. InforThe California drought is af- er appearance compared to the mation about Long Beach’s lawnfecting LBCC’s campuses and PCC. The LAC has a dry creek to-garden program is available at horticultural students’ career bed between buildings R and T paths after graduation. that hides tanks that collect rainMarcus Malouf, 22, a hortiThe PCC does not water and runoff, Hastie culture major, said, “Long Beach have a reclaimed water said. is like a pioneer with the program. system set up. The horHorticulture alum- They give the most money and ticulture program wanus Chris Baker, LBCC they promote it the most.” tering is in accordance grounds maintenance Hastie said established plants with Long Beach City’s specialist and irrigation tend not need much water even if regulation on Tuesdays technician, said, “The not classified as drought tolerant. and Saturdays, said Bricreek bed area at the If people are looking for an Hastie, vocational LAC was built in 2011 drought-tolerant plants for the Brian Hastie instruction technician as part of a project to garden, Hastie said plants from of the LBCC program. improve drainage in the the five Mediterranean regions in Frank Obregon, 21, a horti- area, which was a big problem, South Africa, Southern Europe, culture major, said, “I do notice and to comply with storm water Australia, Chile and California things don’t get watered outside runoff regulations.” may handle long dry spells and do as often as they used to. We use The PCC’s garden is used for well in Southern California. more shade cloth to try to prevent maintenance, Hastie said water loss of the plants. I know pruning, in- “The garden is our living lab. drip systems, that in a general sense we have cut sect, con- Everything that happens here which water a back on water use.” struction and plant directhappens for a reason.” According to, re- design classes ly, instead of strictions are also placed on what and for plant -Brain Hastie s p r i n k l e r s , Vocational instructional technician reduces water time of day, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and the identification. amount of time spent watering, Hastie use and supunder 20 minutes depending on said, “The garden is our living plies water more directly plants. sprinkler flow rate. lab. Everything that happens here Hastie said, “Sometimes peoHastie said the program wa- happens for a reason.” ple who water by hand tend to be ters early when it is cool so the Areas of the garden are al- good waterers.” water will absorb into the plants lowed to be overgrown so prunHe said watering more effiand ground instead of evaporat- ing and maintenance classes have ciently is where much of water ing and that mulch can be spread hands-on projects to work on. savings can be found in a yard. out in a garden to slow the abHorticulture students are Baker said if a broken sprinsorption rate of water into the finding careers made more prev- kler or other problem is noticed ground and plants. Long Beach alent due to the drought. Includ- to report it to (562) 938-4040 or and many other cities have a free ing careers like working for Long notify grounds department staff mulch program. Beach City programs such as the in the green carts.


of Fame ceremony Hayley Hart Staff Writer Twitter: @hayleylhart

Healthcare executive Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett, LBPD Police Chief Robert Luna, community volunteer Liz Minor and entrepreneur Kevin Nagle, were inducted to the LBCC Hall of Fame on Friday, Oct. 30. The 2015 induction of honorees joined LBCC’s 159 prior

alumni in the Hall of Fame. LBCC President Eloy Oakley, said on LBCC’s website, “This year’s honorees are not only successful in their careers but contribute tremendously to the betterment of the community. We are proud that they are LBCC alumni.” The LBCC site says the Hall of Fame, established in 1972, honors alumni who “made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields and communities.”

Indie filmmaker interviewed live

Glen Starks Staff writer Twitter: @gstarksviking15

Effie Brown, the indie film producer and Sundance film festival producer of “Real Women Have Curves” who caused uproar in Hollywood over diversity, conducted a live interview with the LBCC Visual and Media Arts department Wednesday, Oct. 21. Brown is an award-winning Hollywood producer and a graduate of Loyola Marymount’s film production and theater department and has been producing films for over 20 years. Brown said she hopes a dialogue can occur about “Inclusion,” which she feels is a more

appropriate word to characterize the lack of opportunities minorities and women get in producing films. Brown said, “I believe it is time for black superhero movies, we need our own superheroes.” She also said she is concerned about her image and the perception of being overly aggressive. She said hopes things will become better in the movie industry because of the “Project Greenlight” show. When asked by an LBCC student about the prospects of becoming a black actor in Hollywood, Brown said, “You have to be on point to make it in the business if you don’t look like the dominant culture.”



November 5, 2015

Children haunt PCC for fun an

Joshua Miller/Viking GOAL: Camila Gonzalez, 5, throws a football at a booth during the carnival Thursday, Oct. 29.

Joshua Miller/Viking FACE PAINT: Katherine Young, 18, a business major, paints the face of Jewel Hunter, 5.

By Irina Nizovtseva Staff Writer Twitter: @irina_lbcc Costumes, candy and kids were featured at the annual Halloween carnival on the PCC Lawn on Thursday, Oct. 29. People staffing the booths were required to be part of a club, organization or department. Enrique Gonzales, 25, a business major, said, “This event was originally designed for children from around the community. If you live in North Long Beach, you have to drive somewhere to get good candy and be safe. This way, children can come here, have fun, dress up and get candy.”

BEE PONG: Richard Tapia, 8, throws a bal

A member of the women’s social-service club Akna, Kennedy Holland-Jauregue, 21, an anthropology major, said, “We are very happy to be here. It is a nice opportunity to showcase a bit of culture at the Halloween carnival.” Despite the wind, Jill Collins, a sociology major, and Christine Wiley, a kinesiology major, were making sure the Black Student Union Club booth game was going well. More information on upcoming school events is available by contacting the office of Student life at (562) 9384978 or by emailing Student Life Coordinator Teila Robertson at trobertson@

Halloween decoration and costume contest winners

PCC Best decorated office or classroom: Workforce Development Best group costume: Admissions and Records

LAC Best decorated office or classroom: Business Support Services Best group costume: Fiscal Services Overall most creative: Academic Services and Institutional Effectiveness

BLOODY GOOD TIME: Phi Theta Kappa honors society chapter President Justin Yi

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nd games at Halloween carnival

Joshua Miller/Viking MUMMY: Jaycob Sanchez, 1, is wrapped in toilet paper during a game.

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @joshua_miller8 ll into a cup at the Business Club’s booth.

Irina Nizovtseva/Viking in and his younger brother and Lisa Li help set up a photo booth.

Irina Nizovtseva/Viking TRICK-OR-TREAT: Jill Collins, a sociology major, hands out candy to kids.



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LBCC falls to No. 3 Vikings lose to Riverside, but remain in running for playoff spot. Story By D.A. Phillips Sports Editor Twitter: @DA_LBJournalist RIVERSIDE - Undefeated no more, the No. 1 nationally and state-ranked LBCC Vikings fell to the Riverside Tigers, 34-14, Saturday evening, Oct. 31, at Arthur N. Wheelock Stadium. The loss snapped LBCC’s 10game winning streak dating to last season and also dropped the Vikings to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in National Central League play. LBCC’s next game is Homecoming against the Citrus Owls at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Veterans Stadium. The Tigers capitalized on three turnovers and turned them into three touchdowns. LBCC’s high-powered offense struggled to move the ball and was stagnated and inconsistent. The Tigers jumped out to a 17-0 lead late in the second quarter before Viking running back Darren Johnson ran in a 10-yard touchdown with just under a minute left in the first half as the Tigers went into halftime with a 17-7 lead. On LBCC’s opening drive in the third quarter, Riverside sophomore corner Jonathan Lyles stripped receiver Mike Wilson and recovered the fumble at the LBCC 29. With good field position, Tiger quarterback Ian Fieber threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to K.J. Young, pushing the lead to 24-7. The Vikings’ biggest play of the game came when freshman quarterback Jack Lowary found freshman receiver Ikenna Ohaeri for an 84-yard touchdown reception to cut the lead to 24-14 with over 11 minutes left in the third quarter. Late in the third quarter, Long Beach’s Lowary was picked off by

D.A. Phillips/Viking CAN’T STOP, WON’T STOP: Sam Capt gets ready to shoot against the El Camino goalkeeper. LBCC routed the Warriors, 21-0, to close the regular season Wednesday, Oct. 28, at home.

Men advance to SCC championship Story By D.A. Phillips Sports Editor Twitter: @DA_LBJournalist

D.A. Phillips/Viking CATCH UP: Freshman receiver Ikenna Ohaeri catches a pass from Jack Lowary in the third quarter. His only catch of the game was an 83-yard touchdown at Wheelock Stadium.

defensive back Ronald Robinson, who returned the ball down to LBCC’s 37-yard line, Lowary’s second interception of the game. On the next play, Fieber connected with Kyrion Parker for a 37-yard TD pass to extend the Tiger lead to 31-14 with under two minutes left in the third. The Tigers push the lead to 34-14 after a 42-yard field goal by Julian Castro in the fourth. The Vikings’ offense combined for 288 yards. Lowary was 21-38 passing for 243 passing yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Wilson had seven receptions for 73 yards and Johnson ran 16 times for 54 yards and a touchdown. The defense was led

The Vikings men’s water polo team closed out its regular-season with 21-0 blowout over visiting El Camino on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at LAC. LBCC jumped on El Camino early, scoring just 10 seconds into the match and four goals in the opening two minutes of play. Eleven Vikings scored a goal, led by freshman Giorgio La Rosa who had five of the Vikings’ eight goals in the first quarter. Sophomore Max Taylor chipped in three goals.

The Vikings were the first team this season to shut out El Camino. The defense recorded 26 steals with a team-high four from Taylor and freshman Mark Denison. “We definitely have a chance to win state, but first we have to focus on Cerritos in the South Coast Conference,” sophomore Frankie Cervantes said. LBCC finished conference play 6-0 and 18-4 overall as it heads into the South Coast Conference Championship tournament at Cerritos College on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7.

by sophomore Keanu Hill with 10 tackles (9 solo) and one interception while Mat Boesen had eight tackles (5 solo). “We came out kind of flat and our defense got put in bad position” Long Beach and Riverside are 3-1 and Mt. San Antonio is 4-1, in conference play and are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive. Riverside is a hard team to beat at home, winning for the 34th time in 35 games over the past five years. LBCC will play its final regular season game at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, at rival El Camino p.m. Playoffs and bowl games begin Saturday, Nov. 21.


D.A. Phillips/Viking TOE-TO-TOE: Sophomore Manuel Larios, left, tries to get past Compton defender Jorge Gutierrez. LBCC won, 1-0, on Oct. 27.

Vikes on 4-game winning streak

Story By D.A. Phillips Sports Editor Twitter: @DA_LBJournalist

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @joshua_miller8 The LBCC bench cheers teammates after scoring a point against Cerritos on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the LBCC small gym. LBCC lost, 3-0. The Vikings recorded a 3-2 win over East Los Angeles on Friday, Oct. 30, earning its 5th win on the season. In the Vikes’ win over East L.A., freshman Kassidy Harrington led the team with 16 kills. The Vikes host their next game at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, against El Camino.

The Vikings men’s soccer team is on a 4-game winning streak and moved into second place in the South Coast Conference with a 1-0 win over visiting El Camino Compton Center on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the LAC. The only goal of the game came in the 30th minute when sophomore Manuel Larios sent a cross pass from the left side of the field to the middle to sophomore Joel Atilano, who blasted the ball past keeper Robert Garcia. Early in the second half, Compton Obed Romero got into

an altercation with LBCC’s Rodrigo Castellanos. Romero took a swing at Castellanos, but the referee seperated the players before any other action transpired. No cards where given for the altercation. Compton had 18 fouls and LBCC had nine. The shutout is the Vikes’ fifth this season and they improved to 10-5-1 overall. They have 18 points, with three for each of their six conference wins, two points behind first place Mt. San Antonio. LBCC has three conference losses. Compton falls to third place in the league at 4-2-3. LBCC has two home conference games left in the season before playoffs begin.

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Freshman runs best time again



By Tilynn King Staff Writer Twitter: @grownlillies

Freshman women’s cross country runner Asia Muldrow, who has been the top runner four times this season, ran another personal best time of 22:05 to place 8th among 50 runners in the South Coast Conference Championships on Friday, Nov. 3. LBCC finished last among six teams in the championships, however, the Vikings qualified for the first time since 2012 to return to the SoCal Regional Championships. Muldrow was followed by top25 finishes from Malika Spencer, who placed 24th with a time of 23:40.6, and Sonnaco Luckey who was 25th with a time of 23:42.4. Kimberly Munoz was 32nd with a time of 24:49.9. Maisie Ahern crossed the line in 33rd place with a time of 25:25.8 and Katherine Lopez clocked in at 28:30.1 to gain 41st place. The team will compete at the SoCal Championship at Mission Bay Park in San Diego on Friday, Nov. 6. The race will start at 11 a.m.

Irina Nizovtseva/Viking STRIVING FOR FIRST: The men’s cross country race begins Friday, Oct 30., during the South Coast Championships at the Lunada Bay Park in Palos Verdes Estates. LBCC finished fourth among six.

Vikes place 4th to qualify for area championships By Irina Nizovtseva Staff Writer Twitter: @irina_lbcc

Irina Nizovtseva/Viking TOP FINISH: Asia Muldrow shows off an award during the ceremony at the South Coast Conference Championships on Friday, Oct. 30.


By Will Ranos Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: Touchstone_Will

LBCC finished its regular season with a 6-1 conference record and an overall record of 17-9.

Women’s water polo:

The Vikings earned their sixth shutout of the season with a 2-0 victory over Los Angeles Harbor on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The win brings LBCC’s record to 8-5-4 on the season. The Vikings have three games remaining in the season with their next game at 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6., at Mt. San Antonio.

With their 20-0 win over El Camino on Wednesday, Oct. 28. the Vikings earned their first shutout in the history of the program since it started in 1996. The Vikes’ next games will be Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7, in the South Coast Conference Championships at Cerritos College.

Women’s soccer:

Scoring 111 points in their race, the LBCC men’s cross country earned a fourth place finish among six in the South Coast Conference Championships on Friday, Oct. 30. The men’s next competition is Friday, Nov. 6, at the SoCal Championships at Mission Bay

Park in San Diego and then the California Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Nov. 21. Jordan Horton finished 17th individually, covering four miles with a time of 24:19:3. “This was a tough course but I think I did well today,” freshman Jordan Horton said. Men’s coach Julio Jimenez said, “Kids see the hill on this course and get intimidated.”

LBCC’s Karen Vigilant, in her 11th season as coach, said, “The course was tough.” Freshman Jared Jones finished in 23rd place at 24:30.2 in his season debut. Sophomore Elias Galvan said, “The course was four miles and took us about 23 minutes to run. I have been running for about five years, since junior year of high school. I am really enjoying it.”



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Winter 2016 registration Nov. 23 open for all students. Fees due Monday, Dec. 28. Winter term is Jan. 4-Feb. 6. Online classes Nov. 18; online list will be available Spring 2016 registration Dec. 7 for highest priority students: minimum 2.0 GPA, less than 100 units completed, education plan in the system and assessment test or waiver. Dec. 26 is open registration. Fees due Jan. 26. Spring semester is Feb. 8-June 8. SPECIAL EVENTS

Homecoming Saturday, Nov. 7, in Veterans Stadium: 3 p.m. tailgate celebration, 6 p.m. game. Free food. For more information, contact Student Life advisor Teila Robertson at trobertson@ or call (562) 938-497 LAC Rally Thursday Nov. 5 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Front Quad. Elections 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens tour Friday, Nov. 20 Building A at 8:15 a.m. Return at 2 p.m. Participants will learn about animals and plants around the world. Lunch will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring backpack to carry belongings and meal. $10 refundable deposit, non-refundable for students who do not show. Sign up in EOPS office. “Lysistrata” play Nov. 5-7 and 12-14 H103 Thursday-Friday 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. No one under 17 admitted, no exceptions. Purchase tickets online at or call theatremania at 1 (866) 8114111 Temecula wine country tour Nov. 13-15 Double occupancy is $499 per person and single occupancy is $675 per person. For more information, contact Foundation Ginny Baxter at (562) 9384634 or Surf Club toy drive Through Dec. 2 Toys for Tots. For more information contact Surf Club coordinator and adviser Stephen Chan at


Blood drive Thursday, Nov. 5 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Building E Sign up at Journalism reunion Friday, Nov. 13 in T1200 at 5-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be seved, program planned at 7 p.m. RSVP Viking adviser Patrick McKean at pmckean@ Mortal Kombat X Tuesday, Nov. 10 Nordic Lounge at noon-2 p.m. Opening at 11:30 a.m. Winner receives any new Fall season game of their choice. No swearing or gamer rage. Sign-up fee $5 per person. For more information, contact DAAP Treasurer Garrett Flower daapstudentorganization@ or VGC President Chris Valdez on Facebook at: GamesClub.


Students must make an appointment for check-up. Current students with ID only. PCC TO Trailer Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-noon (562) 938-3992 LAC A1010 Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m.-noon (562) 938-4210 Offices are closed from noon-2 p.m. JAZZ

Vocal jazz ensemble Friday, Nov. 7 At Cuesta College Vocal Jazz Festival in San Luis Obispo at 4 p.m. led by Adrea Calderwood. Big Band concert Dec. 5 LAC Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Featuring the Elliot Deutsch Big Band alongside the LBCC Jazz big band. Tickets can be purchased at

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @joshua_miller8 Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia plans the next steps for the Long Beach Promise over lunch at the LBCC Bistro restaurant. LBCC President Eloy Oakley, Cal State Long Beach President Jane Close Conoley and Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent Chris Steinhauser attended the meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27



Saturday, Dec. 12 Discounts or free with ID Flex Day Free daily shuttle service Monday-Saturday, Dec. 14between the LAC and PCC, Jan. 2 admission to LBCC athletic events, free or reduced price to Winter Break ASB events, theater art performances, music events, campus INTRAMURAL SPORTS cultural events and free use of campus computer labs. Participants may contact adviser Derek Oriee for schedule SCHOLARSHIPS at (562) 938-3088 or doriee@ Applications and deadlines Available online at scholarship/ Deadline for 2016-2017 academic year is Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 4 p.m. For more information, call (562) 938-4766 or in A1001 at LAC. CLUBS

LAC Future Teachers Club Meetings every Thursday at noon in M204 or M207. Members may learn about classes, transferring and careers in education. Spanish Club Meetings every Thursday from noon-1 p.m. in E202. For more information, contact the Spanish Club at English Major and Minors Club Meetings every Thursday from noon-1 p.m. in P110. For more information, contact Jason Kasemn at Anime Club Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. P110 Group of individuals interested in Japanese culture. Activities like anime bingo and group’s four panel comics. Discover new anime and new friends with fellow otakus. History Club Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. T1335 Mondays at 12:30 p.m. T2345 Nov. 19 interview with a member of US intelligence


Free campus-to-campus shuttle services for students and employees. Must show a valid ASB ID card upon boarding. Passengers must be at shuttle pick-up site about five minutes before the listed time. Two wheelchairs per vehicle. PCC Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Every 30 minutes arrival Friday: No service LAC Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Every 30 minutes arrival Friday: No service


Men’s soccer Tuesday, Nov. 3 Vs. Los Angeles Harbor 4 p.m. Men’s soccer Friday, Nov. 6 Vs. Mt. San Antonio 3 p.m. Women’s soccer Friday, Nov. 6 Vs. Mt. San Antonio1 p.m. Women’s volleyball Friday, Nov. 6 Vs. El Camino 6 p.m. Football Saturday, Nov. 7 Vs. Citrus 6 p.m. Women’s soccer Tuesday, Nov. 10 Vs. Pasadena 3 p.m. Men’s soccer Friday, Nov. 13 Vs. East Los Angeles 3 p.m.


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“What is your favorite Homecoming activity and why?” By Tilynn King, Hayley Hart and Denise Jones on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at the PCC

Shiloh Garcia, 18, Communications major “My favorite is the quarterback blitz that is going on right now. It’s pretty fun.”

Bre Larry, 20, Journalism major “The free pizza is really nice. Tug of war when we get to that will be really fun. The root beer chugging contest sounds really fun too.”

Hector Gonzales, 18, Culinary Arts major “It’s my first Homecoming. I’d say the intramurals that go on during the week. The tailgate coming up should be great.”

Enrique Escobedo, 19, Communications major “Definitely the obstacle course. It really pumps me up. Personally it makes me feel part of the game.”

Kourtney Doyle, 27, Business major “All the intramurals and all the games and stuff that we get to play with each other while we hang out with each other. That’s fun for me.”

Tristan Cabrera, 18, Nursing major “I like to come here to listen to the music. This is my first semester here. I didn’t even know that there was a Homecoming here. I thought that was pretty cool.”

Diego Contreras, 19, Mechanical Engineering major “The tailgate. I love having fun before the game. The intramurals are fun to watch. I play in the tug-of-war.”


Johnny Luna, 29, Radio/TV major “The tailgating of course. Before the game everyone can get together, have fun and party. Tailgating is the best part before a football game.”

Atenas Medina, 23, Computer Science major “It would be any of the intramurals. I feel like we get to interact with other students and have fun and play games.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR I just wanted to reach out and say thanks for the great coverage in the Oct. 22 edition of the Viking. I am super excited to be back at LBCC, but mostly I am very proud of our school, student athletes and coaches.

A lot of times we only get negative emails about stuff and I just wanted to thank you and those who work on the Viking for doing a great job. We appreciate it. Randy Totorp Athletic director

VIKING STAFF Instagram/lbccvikingnews

Photo Illustration/Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @joshua_miller8

Counseling conundrum

For a Community College, transferring information is of vital importance to the students and certainly should be a priority. With that in mind, the Counseling Department is one of the most important if not the most important departments a student will encounter. They help guide students down the path to either graduate or transfer and are the primary sources of information students use. However, students can sometimes run into problems when different counselors provide students with different information on what classes they should take and what requirements they need to meet. The situation can be problematic when a student starts down one path taking a set of classes recommended by

a counselor and then a different counselor tells them a completely different set of information that contradicts the other counselor. Somehow, we would like counselors to be consistent with the information they provide to students. At the same time, we understand the number of students far outweighs the number of counselors and each problem a student comes across can’t be solved with the same solution. In Fall 2013 the ratio of LBCC students to counselors was 878:1, according to scorecard.aspx. If the school added more counselors to the department and improved the ratio of students to counselors, a lot of problems students face could easily be solved. The online counseling that

LBCC just added will certainly help with access to counselors, which has also been a problem in the past. We applaud the department for adding that aspect to the school website. We would like to see them take it a step further and improve what information is provided to students. Separating counselors by individual sections would help so they are more informed in that area of expertise. The department could have individual U.C., CSU and out-of-state transfer specialists. With counselors focused on one section, they can better ensure information is correct. Next to the actual education, providing students with the correct information on how they should go about their time at LBCC should be of the highest priority.

Co-Editors in Chief: Jon Peacock Twitter: @jonjpeacock9 Will Ranos Twitter: @Touchstone_Will Managing Editor: Brandon Richardson Twitter: @_Brandon_E Calendar Editor: Yessica Villafuerte Twitter: @YessicaVilla25 News Editor: Jan Karlo Castaneda Twitter: @JanKCastaneda Opinion Editor: Denise Jones Twitter: @DeniseJonesLBCC Photo and Images Editor: Joshua Miller Twitter: @joshua_miller8 Sports Editor: D.A. Phillips Twitter: @DA_LBJournalist Copy Editor: Eliza de la Flor Twitter: @tigerlil_e Staff Names & Twitter handles: Jeff Dahlquist Hayley Hart @jdahlasign @hayleylhart Tilynn King Irina Nizovtseva @grownlilies @irina_lbcc Omar Reyes Glen Starks @salar0895 @gstarksviking15 Quiaira Terrell @quiairablanco Adviser: Patrick McKean Photo and Online Adviser: Chris Viola Retired Photo Adviser: Jim Truitt Ad Manager: Michal Olszewski

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Hayley Hart/Viking/Twitter: @hayleylhart NEVER FORGET: A ofrendas to fallen soldiers is displayed during the Day of the Dead celebration in the LAC Central Quad on Monday, Nov. 2.

Life celebrated on Día de los Muertos

Hayley Hart/Viking THE SOUND OF MUSIC: Martin Espino instructs students how to play traditional instruments.

By Omar Reyes and Tilynn King Staff Writers Twitter: @salar0895, @grownlilies

Hayley Hart/Viking RESPECT: Students paint skulls with motifs representing friends and family who have died.

Hayley Hart/Viking SACRED: Traditional wind instruments are on display by musician Martin Espino, who said they are sacred and used for blessings, parties and marriage.

very receptive and I felt at home. I feel good that people are interested and want to learn something.” Despite the location change, Bertha Lynn, chair of cultural affairs at PCC, said the event was successful. “I believe this was a big accomplishment for PCC cultural affairs because we never celebrated Day of the Dead here (in recent memory), so being

The ofrendas were decorated with flowers, skulls, candles, Mexican sweet bread and memorabilia symbolizing loved ones. DAAP paid respects to Shay AdiStudents and guests celebrated the sa, 21, a prominent supporter of the lives of friends and family who have organization who died Oct. 13. died at the Día De Los Muertos, or Stands were set up where stuDay of the Dead, event on both camdents could color skulls and have puses Monday, Nov. 2. their face painted to resemble skulls. The PCC event was in the In addition, “The Book Student Union in Building EE “It’s a holiday that needs to keep growing of Life,” an animatfrom 5-7 p.m. and LAC cele- so we can get more people involved to pay ed movie focusing on bration was in front of the E Day of the Dead, was respect in our beautiful way.” Building from noon-5 p.m. shown in the Fishbowl. More than 20 people atDebra Garcia, 19, -Debra Garcia Fashion major a fashion major said, tended the event at the PCC, which was originally scheduled “I’ve always loved this in front of the LL Building, but cold part of it makes me feel proud.” holiday. There are so many people winds forced the location change. At the LAC, the event was pre- who we can give this day to. It’s a holNick Yates, 24, a communications sented by the Coalition for Latino iday that needs to keep growing so we major, said, “The event was all good Advancement Club with collabo- can get more people involved to pay vibes. I felt like I got a release from ration from the Spanish Club and respect in our beautiful way.” this experience. I’m glad I got to be DAAP, Development of Afro AmeriThe celebration dates to the 16th here.” can Professionals. century in Mexican and Latin comMartin Espino, a musician speAbout 30 students gathered out- munities. In 2008, the United Nations cializing in ancient Mexican sounds, side the E building to visit ofrendas, Educational Scientific and Cultural showed his instruments and invited or offerings, and to give prayers and Organization declared the tradition students to play music with him. remembrance to family and friends part of the Intangible Cultural HeriEspino said, “I felt things were who have died. tages.

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