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November 19, 2015

Volume 89, Issue 6

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College reacts to Paris attacks Cal State student dies in France and brings the reality of terrorism closer to home.

students and the people of France during this extremely tragic time.” Last Summer, LBCC students participated in a study-abroad program where the school was able to send multiple students to Paris for 30 days with By Jon Peacock French-born language professor MaCo-editor in chief rie-Laure Hinton. Twitter: @jonjpeacock9 Hinton is “outraged about what happened.” In honor of the Cal State Long Beach stuKatherine Murrine, international dent killed in the Paris terror attacks, LBCC student coordinator, has been trying lowered its flags to half-staff Monday, Nov. to extend the study-abroad program at 16, and the LBCC’s president attended a press LBCC, however with the Cal State Long conference in her memory. Beach student dying in France, she said Study-abroad student Nohemi Gonzalez, she doesn’t think she can restart the 23, was one of at least 129 people killed in Paris program anytime soon. on Friday, Nov. 13. “I don’t think we should look at the “It was devastating, it truly was a terror- world like that. … This could happen ist attack,” said Associated Student Body LAC anywhere,” Murrine said. Vice President Robert Hewitt, 28, a business International student Ritah Nakamanagement major. He served eight years of matte from Uganda, 25, a diagnostic active duty with the U.S. Army and is in the medical imagery major, said, “Since reserves. America is the great“But because not only “We should be supportive. est country, they have were the French people to have a great relaaffected, but also there The loss of any human life tionship among other were Americans there.” is devastating.” countries.” The attacks, ensuing International Mus-Robert Hewitt police raids and raised ASB vice president lim student Anas and a veteran tension in Europe conElshari, 20, studying tinue. English at LBCC, said Wednesday “We should be supportive. The loss of any Nov. 18, “It’s not just Muslims, … human life is devastating. … The U.S. should it just depends on the person. It is support France as best as it can with any type not about the religion.” of aid it may need, with any type of support Elshari said he felt “miserable” they need,” Hewitt said. about the attacks: “They were huGonzalez is the only confirmed American. mans, people who didn’t do Cal State President Jane Close Conley said anything bad, whether they Gonzales was studying abroad at the Strate were from my country or College of Design. not, they are people.” Gonzalez’s mother Beatriz Gonzalez Elshari is at LBCC betold CNN, “She was very secure and strong cause of the current “war” through all the issues that we went through in going on. “We are losing our life. … She always focused on her school people from everywhere,” and her goals.” Elshari said. Gonzalez was at a restaurant when she was Turkish citizen Can wounded and died on the way to the hospital. Demirci, 20, a computLBCC President Eloy Oakley attended the er science major, said, press conference with Conley and later sent an “There is no perfect email to LBCC employees Monday, Nov. 17: solution, you cannot “She was known as a “shining star” in her de- do this with airpartment. In honor of Nohemi and all of the strikes ... you victims of the Paris attacks, LBCC will be fly- cannot decide ing all of our flags at half-mast today.” where you are “Please join me as we send our thoughts attacking.” and prayers to Nohemi’s family and friends, to our Cal State Long Beach colleagues and


As the world falls apart, we must unite Topics in the media fade in and so we want to show our support for out quickly. The 24-hour news cy- them. But we should stand not only cle is a real timetable. with Paris, but also with the world. It is specifically evident when Cal State Long Beach’s Nohemi events like the attack on Beirut Gonzalez was unfortunately part of on Thursday, Nov. 12, simply get the long list of people who were killed glossed over. in Paris. It’s a tragedy that has caused The attacks on Paris have the attack in Paris to truly hit home for grabbed the majority of attention Long Beach residents and Americans from the public. Social alike. media has been domiWhile we would like nated by conversation on to see balanced attention the attacks. given to the world’s events, Left relatively unnowe understand at the same ticed has been the attack time that due to the sheer on Beirut that left 40 numbers involved with dead the day before the Paris, it’s natural that the Paris attacks. events would earn more of The world lit up in the public’s attention than Nohemi the colors of the French the other attacks. Gonzalez flag. The Cal State Long Events that have local Cal State Beach Pyramid was lit connections are always Long Beach up in blue, white and going to be more importstudent red. Facebook offered ant to people. We should users to change their profile empathize with all the victims though, pictures to the colors of the not just Gonzalez. French flag with one-click. We shouldn’t be prioritizing who Massive support has been of- and what tragedies we grieve over. fered toward France. None Every human life is important and of the gestures were of- should be valued the same regardless fered the day before for of religion, race or any other differencthe Beirut attack. es. We are all human. We bring up the conIt’s still unfortunate that it takes trast not to diminish the grief-stricken events like the Paris atseverity of the attacks on tacks and the 9/11 attacks before them Paris, but to point out to garner national and worldwide atthat what happened in tention. It’s unfortunate that it takes Paris is one of many horrific numbers to get people to care. tragedies to occur People should invest their time in across the world. the world. We would even settle for Paris has been people investing in their country, but a longtime ally generally just show some concern for of the U.S. humanity. and stood Go to the LBCC political science with Amer- professors and ask questions, pay atica through tention to what is going on, educate the 9/11 yourself, voice opinions on matters, attacks, get involved and don’t be a bystander to the world.

Photo Illustration By Brandon Richardson/Viking/Twitter: @_Brandon_E •





November 19, 2015

Goodbye to a colorful character By Eliza de la Flor Copy Editor Twitter: @tigerlil_e

Leonard “Lenny” Kelley, 60, a military veteran and a Viking newspaper alumnus, died in his sleep Saturday, Oct. 31. Kelley, who was born April 27, 1955 in St. Louis, joined the Viking newspaper as a journalism major in Fall 2012. He developed his skills first as a staff writer and photographer and later as an editor and editorial artist. He attended the Journalism Association of Community Colleges regional convention in Fullerton in Fall 2013 and was awarded honorable mention for a photo taken at the LAC. He was also awarded honorable mention in an on-the-spot competition for a photo with the theme “mental illness,” which he took with a point-and-shoot camera. Kelley also attended the state convention in Spring 2014 in Burbank, and was recognized with honorable mention for a panoramic photo of the LAC Front Quad in a bring-in contest. He is survived by his mother, Lee Kelley, of Newport Beach; his daughter, Natalia Hibbert, of Desloge, Mo.; his son Leonard Kelley, Jr. of Springfield, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Kelley also had a son, Michael Starr Kelley, who died in 2014. The photojournalist’s former Viking colleagues and his family took to social media to share not just the sad news of his passing, but also their memories of his colorful character. Kelley’s friend Rachael Gracia Gomez said in a Facebook post that Kelley “was my dear friend.

Leonard Kelley/Viking SPRING STROLL: A photograph of students in the Front Quad by Viking opinion editor Leonord Kelley earned an honorable mention at the Spring 2014 Journalism Conference of Community Colleges state convention in Burbank. Kelley, 60, died Saturday, Oct. 31.

… I loved him. He was a very special person.” His daughter Hibbert responded, “It’s amazing to see the lives he touched. He is greatly missed.” Hibbert traveled to California on Oct. 31 to bring Kelley home for services in Missouri. Gomez said Kelley was “laid to rest in Missouri alongside his son Nov. 12.” Kelley is remembered by many at LBCC for his smile, his kindness and his fondness for bright colors, which he used to decorate his bike and brighten his hair, which was usually pulled back in a low ponytail. Steven Stolle attended LBCC as a business major and met Kelley when Stolle worked in the Financial Aid office as a work-study student. Kelley was attempting to set a Guinness World Record with Boot Day, by getting a large number of students to wear boots on the same day and get a picture of the event. Stolle, who now majors in business administration at Cal

State Long Beach, said Kelley was a hard-working veteran and the two formed a fast friendship. Stolle said, “We treated each other like brothers, like family.” Kelley is also remembered for his love of music and radio. He was a DJ for LBCC’s KCTY 107.7 FM and had his own talk show,

Getting rid of the Alpha Smarts (mini-latptops) and adding Wifi to the competitions was the first step in getting with the times.” Joining about 20 schools from Of the five on-the-spot conSouthern California to participate tests at Fullerton College, LBCC in a journalism conference, the gained two first-place and one LBCC Viking newspaper and City third-place awards. Joshua Miller magazine staff members earned finished first in the news photo 14 awards, including three first- and caption contest and Eliza de place finishes Saturla Flor took first in day, Nov. 14. the copy editing conThe Journalism test. Jon Peacock capAssociation for Comtured a third-place munity Colleges and finish in the news stothe California Newsry contest. paper Publishers Miller, 19, a jourAssociation hosted nalism major, said, “It the conference. The was a stressful expericonference included ence, but a lot of fun. on the spot deadIt provided valuable line-based contests Magazine cover experience and insight and mail in contests into what it is like to from the 2014-15 school year. The work as a professional photojourconference also included work- nalist in the field. It was one of the shops from professionals in the highlights in my college career.” business, roundtables for the stuAlong with the on-the-spot dents to discuss ideas and many contests, the Viking and City networking opportunities. magazine staff members submitEvan Solano, association So- ted entries for numerous contests. Cal President, said, “The conferThe City magazine staff was ence ran smoothly for being a one led by editor in chief Brandon day event. (Moving forward) we Richardson, art director Alfonso would love to see it go back to two Pena, and advisers Cindy Frye days and just build on the success. in journalism, Morgan Barnard

in art and Sean DuFrene in photography. The staff earned a firstplace finish in general excellence, a fourth-place finish for inside page layout and a meritorious award for magazine opinion. Richardson said, “I was ecstatic when they announced us as the first-place winner for magazine general excellence. I am proud of the hard work that my staff put into the issue.” In other categories, fourthplace honors went to Tyisha Ali for a newspaper editorial, Barry Saks for magazine news feature and the magazine staff for layout. Brittany Lieberman earned a third-place finish for newspaper sports feature photo. Second place was awarded to Pena for magazine cover and Peacock and Cindy Macias for newspaper photo essay. Richardson and Jacob Rosborough earned a second-place finish for video journalism. Richardson took home fourth place finishes for inside page layout of the Viking newspaper and magazine photo. Peacock, 23, a journalism major, said, “It was a great experience and I can’t wait to attend the state convention in the spring.”

Leonard Kelley “Prisoners of the Street,” which aired Fridays in Spring 2014. The program discussed current events, with a special focus on the voices and concerns of the homeless population. Adjunct professor Ken Borg-

ers said Kelley’s show had “always at least one other person as a guest or co-host because he was so much fun.” Borgers said Kelley “was a delightful guy. A bohemian, colorful character with a ready wit. Relentlessly cheerful.” Borgers said the radio program will be dedicating a day to Kelley. Fellow Viking alumnus Caleb Ellis said Kelley had a “kind heart that wanted to include everyone. “He will surely be missed. His colors will never fade.” Former Viking and City Magazine editor in chief Katie Cortez, now the editor in chief at Cal State Long Beach’s Union Weekly, said, “Lenny will forever be my hero for winning (at the convention) with a point-and-shoot camera.” Jesus Hernandez, also a former Viking and City magazine editor in chief who has worked on several Long Beach publications, was among the first from LBCC’s journalism program to learn the news. He changed his Facebook

cover photo to one of Kelley and wrote, “Rest in peace Lenny. I love you man.” Hernandez was editor in chief during Kelley’s first semester on the Viking. Photojournalist Stephen Carr, another Viking alumnus who works for the Los Angeles newspaper Group that includes the Long Beach Press-Telegram, expressed his grief and Kelley’s status when he wrote, “Oh no what a unique man.” The sentiment of Kelley’s impact was echoed over and over by people who had known him for several semesters and those who only knew him briefly. Viking and City magazine alumna Madison Salter described Kelley as “such a great person.” Fellow alum Ramon Lontok, who now writes for online publications, said Kelley “always had a smile for everyone. “I’m happy that I got an opportunity to meet him and to be in the same work environment with him.”

Journalists win 14 awards Journalism alumni By Will Ranos Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @Touchstone_Will

of 1940s to present gather for a reunion By Jon Peacock Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @jonjpeacock9

The past met the present and everywhere in between when the journalism program sponsored a reunion Friday, Nov. 13, in LAC’s T1200. Celebrating 88 years, the journalism program organized the first reunion since 2007. Former students from the 1940s attended the reunion and had insight on what it was like to be a student-journalist during that time period. “I remember the headquarters for the Viking in those days was what we called the Viking shack. … We had great comradery and a lot of fun,” said Jack Teele, a student in 1948 who went on to a career in Los Angeles Rams management. Dick Craven, also a former journalism student from 1948 and a LBCC English teacher from the 1950s-70s, said, “I met

my wife here.” Current Viking opinion editor Denise Jones said, “I liked seeing all of the old newspapers. My favorite part was seeing all of the old ads.” C.C. Sadler, LBCC technologist for distance learning, said, “I am a big supporter of the Viking and the Viking news team.” A photo booth was arranged by former student and current photojournalism teacher Kevin Sullivan to take pictures of guests from every decade. Other speakers included former students Phil Schrotman, Jim Duncan, Steve Elders, Michael Simmons, Daniel Van Hoosier, current LBCC outreach coordinator Tasha Wiggins Hunter, City magazine adviser Cindy Frye and current photo and online adviser Chris Viola. Current journalism teacher and adviser of the Viking newspaper Patrick McKean helped organize the event and guest list.

November 19, 2015



Criminal justice majors win awards Sigma Pi club travels north for regional conference.

Denise Jones/Viking IN UNIFORM: Robert Hewitt, 28, ASB vice president and an Army veteran, joined the Homecoming tailgate party Saturday, Nov. 7. Reservist Hewitt also attended the veterans ceremony at the PCC on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

Veterans honor Marine By Omar Reyes Staff Writer Twitter: @salar0895

Friends, family, students, and veterans gathered on the PCC Lawn on Tuesday, Nov. 10, to commemorate the life of Sgt. Alfred Garcia from the U.S. Marine Corps. who worked for LBCC, improving landscape with his horticulture education from Cal Poly Pomona. The event sponsored by the PCC Cultural Affairs Committee coincided with Veterans Day. Bertha Lynn, chair of Cultural Affairs Committee at PCC said about 6070 people attended the commemoration. In addition, Garcia’s wife and children were present as were his family and co-workers. Garcia died Nov. 21, 2014. As of Wednesday, Nov. 18, his age

and cause of death were not conKenneth Jones, a member of firmed. the PCC Cultural Affairs ComAbraham Ibrahim, 24, a com- mittee, spoke about Garcia. In his puter science major, said, “I think comments, Jones saluted Garcia it’s nice that they (the college) get as well as all the men and women to honor veterans. It’s a special day who have served in the military. for them. It gives us Jones served in Operaa chance to go out tion Desert Storm and said, and to thank veter“This event is not just a regans for everything ular Veterans Day event, they’ve done and to it’s a commemorative for honor them.” Ibraone of our own. It’s more haim was so pleased like a family event because that he would like we have fellow workers, his more commemorawife, his son and other famAlfred Garcia ily members who are here.” tive events. Honored Tents and tables Jones said, “This is a day Marine were set up as part that should not be taken of the commemoration and par- lightly because we all gave someticipants were given free food and thing.” drinks and chance to honor GarIn addition, 20 LBCC veterans cia. The cultural affairs committee were honored during the Homeassisted in serving food and with coming football game at Veterans other accommodations. Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 7.

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By Joshua Miller Photo and Images Editor Twitter: @joshua_miller8 Joining about 90 students attending colleges along the West Coast, LBCC administration of justice students won 13 awards at a conference in Rancho Cordova east of Sacramento from Nov. 5-7. The event also included representatives from Boise State, Fresno State, Grand Canyon University, Cal State Stanislaus, Irvine Valley College, Sacramento State and San Jose State. Part-time teacher Ric Clough and Public Services Department chair Michael Biggs accompanied the students on the trip to the American Criminal Justice Association Region 1 Fall Conference. The conference included learning sessions as well as written-knowledge tests in criminal law, corrections, juvenile justice, police management, a crimescene investigation competition and a physical agility test. Clough said, “The trip to Sacramento could not have gone better. I must commend our stu-

dents. They were a great group and bonded well together during our 4-day trip. Everyone had a good time competing against chapters from other colleges and universities, while making new friends at the same time.” The students’ group, Sigma Pi, won several awards. The lower division awards include Justin De Leon, who took first place in LAE knowledge, Abraham Soto, who gained third in physical agility in the 25-and-under men’s division, and Destinie Hernandez, who captured third in LAE knowledge as well as third place in crime scene investigation. De Leon, Herbert Hurtado and Erik Casarrubias placed second in crime-scene investigation. In the professional division, winners were Clough, who was first in corrections and third in criminal law, and Biggs, who placed first in criminal law, first in juvenile law, second in police management and third in LAE knowledge. In addition, the students were recognized as the top school for receiving the Spirit Award, which is given to the most involved and contributive chapter. The group is planning for a national conference in March.

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November 19, 2015

‘Finish him:’ Gamers duel for dollars Video Game Club and DAAP present a “Mortal Kombat X” competition. By Omar Reyes Staff Writer Twitter: @salar0895 What was supposed to be a competitive tournament for a chance to win a new video game ended up being a normal, video game session when the “Mortal Kombat X” tournament was canceled due to lack of participants Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Video Game Club and DAAP (Development for Afro-American Professionals) collaborated to host the “Mortal Kombat X” video game tournament in LAC’s Nordic Lounge. However, Garrett Flowers, 23, a philosophy major and treasurer of DAAP, said the tournament only managed to attract three participants to sign up, raising only $15. A projector had already been set up to cast a large projection of the game to the upper wall of the lounge, but students eager to participate in the tournament or simply to watch the battles were left in disappointment, including Daejon Moody, 20, a theater arts major: “I feel that not a lot of people really tend to play video games like that besides people who play them. I feel not a lot of video game people play ‘Mortal Kombat’ and play competitively at that. A lot of people play different things.” The rules to the tournament involved competing against other players in the fighting game and whoever was the grand prize winner would receive a new video game from the fall season of the winner’s choice.

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @Joshua_Miller8 GAMER RAGE: Randy Padron, 18, a business major, left, battles with Kenneth Pangilinan, 20, a computer science major, right, during the Mortal Kombat X tournament, Tuesday, Nov. 10.

The sign up fee for each per- ers said it was “probably because Moody suggested the tourson was $5 and the tournament ‘Mortal Kombat X’ is very new nament organizers should make prohibited gaming rage and and so people either didn’t have more posters and email notificaswearing. tions and “maybe a differFlowers said the video “It wasn’t just about who won, but ent game to boost populargame tournament wasn’t set ity, perhaps (Super) Smash up for the sole purpose of to have students who aren’t able Bros.” awarding a student a new to play or have video games at Although the tournagame. “It wasn’t just about ment was canceled, students home or don’t have a new system still used the projector to who won, but to have students who aren’t able to play or the new game.” play video games and make or have video games at home good out of a bad situation. -Garrett Flowers or don’t have a new system Flowers said another DAAP treasurer or the new game. We just tournament might be schedwanted to provide the opportuni- the game or the console too. Peo- uled next semester with the hopes ty for students to play anywhere.” ple might only have an Xbox 360 of drawing more players. On why the tournament didn’t or a Playstation 3 instead of the “When that happens, we’re attract enough competitors, Flow- newer consoles.” probably not going to do any re-

cent game. We’ll probably do an older game like Smash Bros. or something everyone has played before or maybe Madden or Street Fighter game. That way, everyone can play it.” Despite the tournament being canceled, Flowers is glad students still arrived to play. “It wasn’t about how many people came, but more about having a good time. I’m just glad we got to do this opportunity.” The Video Game Club meets Thursdays in the Nordic Lounge from 11 a.m. DAAP meets in D334 on Wednesdays at 3:15 p.m.

Class to help manage weight

By Omar Reyes Staff Writer Twitter: @salar0895

semester.” Cipolla said the tentative class schedule will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-2:55 p.m. In addition to weight management, Cipolla said “The class is also performance-based so if you’re an athlete and you want to jump higher, run faster, it’s all in the same class. It’s a new emphasis and it’s going to be under

ture. Cipolla has taught the class in San Diego for five years and throughout that time, the teachA weight-management class ing has experienced little change will be offered in the Spring to and Cipolla will follow the same help students lose weight, gain basic model of teaching for the weight or maintain weight. Spring class. The class is also designed to Isabeel Oceguera, 22, a phlehelp improve athleticism, said the botomy major, said she believes teacher, Mark Cipolla. the class can help students. “It’s The class is presenta good idea. Not a lot of ed as an “emphasis” on “Not a lot of people have time to go to people have time to go weight management in the a gym after school so why not go to a to a gym after school so Kinesiology Department. why not go to a gym while Jorge Perez, 25, a com- gym while you’re in school?” you’re in school? It’s a puter technology major, -Isabeel Oceguera good idea if you’re willing said, “It could be a usePhlebotomy major to commit to it. That way ful class to manage your you can see progress in weight because a lot of people our fitness and wellness class, but you and it motivates you to keep don’t know how to manage their the emphasis is going to be weight going from there.” weight and count calories and it management.” Cipolla said he is hopeful sounds motivational.” Cipolla’s plan is to have about the upcoming class: “We’re The class will be introduced half of the class to include definitely looking to fill the class and instructed by Cipolla, who a lecture in R107C at LAC, because if it doesn’t fill, it’s not was hired as a full-time teacher the Hall of Champions gym. going to go. The class will benein the Fall. Cipolla said he had The class will include discussion fit anybody in any department taught the weight -management on weight management and phys- because this is your personal classes in San Diego colleges with ical exercises. The second half will well-being.” successful results: “People would be a physical workout in the Hall More information may be get off blood pressure medication of Champions in R107, perform- found by emailing Cipolla at and people lost 30-40 pounds in a ing exercises discussed in the lec-


November 19, 2015

‘Lysistrata’ excites audiences ... a lot By Hayley Hart Staff Writer Twitter: @hayleylhart

“Lysistrata,” an ancient Greek play, performed in LAC’s Studio Theater, fully reveals men’s painful condition when women withhold sex, with comical proportions. Lysistrata, the title female character, calls for all Grecian women to withhold sex to end the war between Athens and Sparta. Lysistrata’s band of women, which includes Lampito, a Spartan with stereotypical Southern slang and accent, make an oath to bar their feminine gates to husbands and lovers until peace is found. It is hard not to notice the men’s entrance to the stage largely because of absurdly sized phalluses. Members of the audience giggled when the men came on stage. Keith Wax’s son, male chorus cast member Keiandra Wax, did not tell his father details about the men’s costumes. Keith Wax said, “I was shocked. I felt a little awkward. I’m glad I didn’t bring my mom.”

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @Joshua_Miller8 FIGHT: Paige Laney as Stratyllus, left, Yvette Villasenor and Shelby Dereszynski, both part of the female chorus, performed during “Lysistrata” on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Kristina Atkins, 22, a theater major, when first seeing the men enter, said, “Oh my god that was hilarious. I was not expecting that. I think that when I saw the first man, I was like ‘Wait is that supposed to be like that?’ And then when I saw everybody, I just

thought is was hilarious.” The men are enraged from not having access to women and carry burdens of wood to smoke the women out of Athens, treasury where they have locked themselves in. The men and women argue with the women winning and

beating the men off stage. Kinesias, an Athens soldier, approaches the treasury with an obvious need for his wife Myrrhine’s attentions. She refuses him after teasing that she will give in to his needs. Will Werner, 19, a theater ma-


jor, about the men’s appendages, said, “I just laughed I don’t know if I couldn’t stop looking or I couldn’t look at it at all, but it was hilarious.” A Spartan herald, husband to Lampito with the same Southern drawl, arrives with his own apparent need for his wife. He speaks with Lysistrata to find an end to the absence sex. Lysistrata uses a woman named Peace who has banners across her body to represent maps of the land included in the war. The herald and Kinesias at first fight and then agree to share certain areas of Peace. Athenians and Spartans enter the treasury, finding relief to the war and the men’s painful condition. Werner said, “I thought it was great. There were a lot of (phallic) jokes, but it was really good. It was light-hearted. It was comedy. Laughed a lot, got a lot of chuckles. Somewhere in there are important issues. This is my second time coming to this show. It’s really good.” The play ended production Saturday, Nov. 14.

Library resources expand V Building center

helps math students

More services include study rooms and databases.

New success facility offers services including tutoring in a “brighter environment.

By Glen Starks Staff writer Twitter: @gstarksviking15 Quiet please, be very quiet. Those are words that are not spoken often in the LAC Library. The Library is new and improved and quiet. Offering new research tools and improved facilities have brought the new Library up to speed with student expectations. Martin Medina 19, a music major, said, “I think the Library is more peaceful and quiet than the one at my high school. They have good resources and the librarians are helpful. I think the study session scheduling process needs improvement though.” The Library offers study guides on the expanded website. The site provides direct research materials, such as books, journal titles, recommended databases and websites. Users also may access the Library’s resources off-campus by using their student ID and their last name. Even non-students may check out books by providing a deposit that covers the cost of the book plus $10. Readers can check to see if the fee can be waived by obtaining a referral by any Long Beach Public Library. One other feature for students is the opportunity to check out books from Cal State Long Beach by presenting their student identification. The Library also offers study rooms that can be reserved in 2-hour increments. A key is provided for uninterrupted study, but users are encouraged to not lose

Glen Starks/Viking SEARCHING: Lili Trinidad, 18, a communications major, sits on a stool while she searches for a book

the key. Replacement keys will cost $50. Standard Library rules include no food, gum nor drinks. Some of the new features include Library orientations guided by the librarians. The tours of the Library introduce students to research strategies and resources the Library offers for particular classes. The teacher of the class will need to submit a Library orientation request. The form may be found on the Library website. Talking about what she liked most about the Library, Alejandra Hernandez, 25, a liberal studies major, said, “it’s nice and quiet.” Shamika Simpson, a librarian who has been at the school for 11 years and head of the collection

development and outreach area of the Library said, “Many students do not realize we have article databases that include articles on a wide array of current and historical events and topics that can assist them with information and references needed for research papers.” The PCC Library is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The LAC Library is open Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both Libraries are closed Sundays.

bring students to the center are First Course in Algebra, MATH 110, and Intermediate Algebra, MATH 130. “I have been seeing a lot of Stats students, too,” Rosas said. Marissa Ortega, a psychology major, said, “I love the whole V Building. The old Success Center was really dark and it was always By Quiaira Terrell crowded when I needed to go. The Staff Writer new building is really bright, it Twitter: @quiairablanco has a lot more space and you can The new Math Success Cen- see a tutor without having to wait ter, moved from the D Building forever.” Kelly Yepez, another student to V163 to start the Fall semester, worker, said, “There are no time offers students larger workshop limits for the study rooms or the rooms, quiet study rooms and unbooks. This building is a lot eastimed use of math textbooks. ier to get to and The Match you don’t have Success Center “The old Sucess Center to walk all the has more than way to the othwas really dark and it 10 Dell comer side of camputers with was always crowded. ... pus anymore. I flat screens, The new building is really don’t there are available for any cons (to the students to bright, it has a lot more new center). I use untimed. space and you can see think the center Students also is amazing. a tutor without having to are allowed to “I only work print and copy wait forever.” one day a week, machines are -Marissa Ortega but I love it in the room. Psychology major here.” “On a long Students shift, I might may apply to become math tutors see 20-30 students,” said Jose by visiting the center website at Rosas, a student worker in the Center. “We have more tutors in this center, some just for Direct- cfm, printing the application uned Learning Activities, or DLA, der “apply to be a math tutor” and students and some for students bringing in a filled-out copy to who just need help. That way, the V163. The center is open Monstudents need a tutor to study acday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., tually get help.” Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and SatTutoring sessions are typicalurday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more ly 15-20 minutes and tutors even information, students may call offer help if a student is stuck on a (562) 938-4228 or visit the center DLA question. website. The most common classes that



November 19, 2015

School celebrates with contests, co

Denise Jo GAME FACES: Football players rush out of the tunnel at Veterans Stadium marking the start of the Homecoming game Saturday, Nov. 7. The Vikes beat Citrus C

Denise Jones/Viking KING: Jeromy Miro, voted Homecoming king, representing the Order of Tong men’s social-services club, receives his sash.

Denise Jones/Viking QUEEN: Jessica Alcala, voted Homecoming queen, representing the Ladies of Latina women’s social-service club, moves her hair from her sash.

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ookouts, royal court and football

Denise Jones/Viking CHUG: Root-beer chuggers guzzle to finish the contest during the PCC Homecoming rally Tuesday, Nov. 3.

ones/Viking/Twitter: @DeniseJonesLBCC College 49-28.

DRESS-UP: Contestants show off their costumes during the Homecoming costume contest.

Denise Jones/Viking

By Tilynn King and Hayley Hart Staff Writers Twitter: @grownlilies, @hayleylhart

walked the red carpet while being escorted by members of leadership, the ASB Cabinet and the men’s volleyball team wearing togas in honor of the traditional Greek and roman attire. Alexia Duarte was crowned first, winning the title of princess, Alex Wallace was Jessica Alcala was crowned Homecomcrowned prince. ing queen and Jeremiah Miro the king SatThe LAC Homecoming rally Thursday, urday, Nov. 7, during halftime of LBCC’s Nov. 5 on the LAC’s Front Quad, included 49-28 victory over Citrus and after a tailabout 150 students and employees. Voters gate party at Veterans Stadium. concluded the elections for queen and king About 550 fans attended the game, that had started Nov. 3, at the PCC. With according to the official box score from the exception of king candidate Alex WalLBCC. lace, all other candidates attended the rally. Students, employees, alumni and othDuring opener fans also cheered “I love the spirit tonight, these ing announcefor student dancers ments at the rally, during the tailgate people know how to have a the candidates and party. good time.” their social clubs The “Greek and Roman Era” themed -JEANINE PRESTON were introduced. EVENT PARTICIPANT The Vikings footcelebration started ball team received with an obstacle course that involved ridrecognition when coach Brett Peabody ing a tricycle, pulling a self-defense class presented the players in attendance. dummy in a wagon and bouncing on a During the event, the court nominees Hippity Hop. Jeanine Preston, an LBCC passed out fliers and greeted guests on a mother who attended the festivities, said, last mission to campaign before the Home“I love the spirit tonight, these people coming game. know how to have a good time.” Free pizza, chips, granola bars and drink Other activities included a tug-of-war, refreshments were given to guests and Ole an individual and team costume contest the Viking Mascot roamed through the raland a booth decorating contest, which was ly entertaining guest by jamming out on an won by the Kinesiology Club. Students air guitar, posing for pictures and leading a ended the tailgate celebration by doing a dance party. group wobble dance. The Viking cheerleaders who attended During halftime of the game, last year’s the rally performed a few routines and the king, Dale Reed, Queen Heather Wilcandidates participated in the football toss son and Princess Judith Garcia attended challenge. to crown the new court. The candidates

Denise Jones/Viking CATCH: Elisa Guerrero is caught by cheer coach Chris Figueroa after a high tower liberty pyramid.



November 19, 2015

Vikings face rival Cerritos in playoffs

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

LBCC was named the No. 3 seed for the regional football playoffs and will play rival and No. 2 seeded Cerritos at Falcon Stadium in Cerritos at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The two rivals haven’t faced the each other since 2011 and will also play for the Crosstown Cup. When talking about the game, LBCC coach Brett Peabody said, “It’s a great match-up and it’s good for the kids and the community.” The game will be broadcast live on If they win, the Vikings would play again Saturday, Nov. 28. A win then would lift them to the state championship Saturday, Dec. 12. LBCC closed the regular season 9-1 with a 38-36 win over rival El Camino at Redondo Union High School to give the Vikings a share of the National Central League championship Saturday, Nov. 14. The Vikings shared the Central League title with Riverside and Mt. San Antonio as they all finished 5-1. The last time LBCC won the conference championship was in 2011. LBCC went into the halftime trailing the Warriors, 23-17. The Vikings scored 21 straight unanswered points in the third quarter to go ahead, 38-23. The momentum changed in the fourth quarter when El Camino sophomore defensive lineman Taniela Lolohea recovered a fumble in the end zone, cutting LBCC’s lead to 38-30 with just under five minutes to play. The Vikings gave the ball back to El Camino. And with 2:16 left in the game, Warrior quarterback Jorge Hernandez threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to freshman wide receiver Dajuan Parham,

Denise Jones/Viking/Twitter: @DeniseJonesLBCC CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Freshman receiver Jacob Welch runs away from defenders on his way to a 63-yard touchdown during LBCC’s Homecoming victory against Citrus on Saturday, Nov. 7.

cutting LBCC’s lead to 38-36. El Camino failed on the two-point conversion, but gained another shot at winning the game after a big defensive stop by the Warrior defensive. With four seconds left in coach John Featherstone’s coaching career at El Camino, freshman kicker Nathan Hierlihy attempted a 47-yard game winning field, but came up short. Viking freshman quarterback Jack Lowary threw for 409 yards to help led the offense to its season-high 622 yards. Lowary completed 28 of his 46 passes with five touchdowns and one interception. Freshman receiver Mike Wilson set and broke Travon Payne’s 2011 LBCC single-season receiving touchdown record with 15, after hauling in two more touchdowns on seven catches for 116 yards. Wilson is four receptions from tying Payne’s single-season reception record of 73, also set in

2011. Viking sophomore running back Darren Johnson ran for 191 yards on 28 carries and caught two touchdown passes on five receptions for 94 yards. Johnson joins the 1,000-yard rushing club, ending the regular season with 1,042 yards in nine games. The Vikings have now defeated El Camino for the second straight season, retaining possession of the War Ax, a perpetual trophy given to the winner of the rivalry game. The Vikes closed out their last regular season home game at Veteran Stadium, defeating the Citrus Owls, 49-28, during LBCC’s Homecoming game, sending off 25 sophomores. Viking sophomore defensive back Kiante Goudeau is tied for first place with seven interceptions in the California Community College Athletic Association.

received the No. 11 seed for the upcoming California Regional Playoffs and will travel to No. 6 Oxnard for the opening-round game at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. The game will be the teams’ first match-up this season. The teams faced off last year in the

playoffs and played to a 1-1 draw, leading to a shootout with Oxnard advancing to the next round after winning 4-3, on penalty kicks. The winner will advance to the second-round game Nov. 24. LBCC has an overall record of 13-6-2.

John Fordiani/Courtesy of El Camino College Union 1,000-YARD CLUB: Viking running back Darren Johnson protects the ball Saturday, Nov. 14, in LBCC’s win at El Camino College.

Vikes make soccer playoffs Running for a

By D.A. Phillips Sports Editor

After capturing the program’s first South Coast Conference title since 2006, making their third consecutive postseason appearance, LBCC men’s soccer has

CITY SPORTS By Will Ranos Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @Touchstone_Will Men’s basketball:

Sophomore forward Chris Camper put up a double-double with 32 points and 11 rebounds to help LBCC beat Imperial Valley, 79-63. The Vikings improved to 3-1 overall on the season. Camper’s 32 points beat his previous season high of 31 points. The sophomore forward was 9 for 18 from the field and 13 for 18 from the freethrow line. Freshman Jeremiah Blandin contributed with a double-double and scored 15 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.

Sophomore Mena Saad was able to score 17 points on 4 of 6 shooting from three-point range. LBCC’s next game is Thursday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. against Irvine Valley in the Irvine Valley Classic. Women’s basketball:

The Vikings improved to 5-1 after they swept the Pasadena Classic. In the Vikes’ second game, LBCC won, 62-57, against Pasadena. The Vikings got to the free throw line 26 times, making 19 of them. In LBCC’s final game against Sequoias. LBCC will play Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. against host Santa Ana. Women’s volleyball:

LBCC closed out the regular season with a 3-0 win over L.A.


Men’s team and two Viking women advance.

Harbor. The Vikings finished the season 7-17 overall on the season with a 5-9 conference record.

By Tilynn King Staff Writer Twitter: @grownlillies

Sophomore defender Niki Voulgaris and sophomore goalkeeper Evelyn Fierros earned first-team All-South Coast Conference selections for the Vikings. Sophomore defenders Sydney Castillo and Lizbeth Reyes earned second-team selections. Sophomore forward Joanna Perone had an honorable mention in the SCC selection. The team finished the season 9-6-5 overall with a 6-4-4 conference record. The Vikings were left out of the playoffs.

After finishing 16th in the Southern California Championship in San Diego on Saturday, Nov. 14, the LBCC men’s cross country will be making a trip to the state championship Saturday, Nov. 21, at 11 a.m. The men totaled 413 points, and were led by Gerardo Salazar, who finished 42nd with a time of 21:51 over the four mile course. Meanwhile the women’s team finished 22nd with 510 points. LBCC’s freshman Asia Muldrow, who has been the Viking front runner six times this season, and sophomore Sonna-

Women’s soccer:

co Luckey qualified for the state championship at 10:30 a.m. at Woodward Park in Fresno. Muldrow, who ran a time of 20:37 over the 5000- mile course to finish 53rd among 187 runners, said, “With this being my first for cross country in college, I’m so grateful for how I’m seeing results for the hard work I put into it. It’s a great feeling to know and see that I can get to the top.” Luckey closed in behind Muldrow with a time of 21:15 to finish 80th. Four other Vikings competed. Kimberly Munoz finished in 129th place with a time of 22:22, Malika Spencer clocked in at 22:42.35, placing 135th place. Maisie Ahern crossed the line at 151st place in 23:37 and Katherine Lopez was 179th at 25:43. Southwestern sophomore runner Aminat Olowora ran a time of 17:01.91 to win the championship and Glendale won the team title with 35 points.


November 19, 2015

Cheer squad moves to sport status Rule changes would involve unit requirement and concussion awareness. By Hayley Hart Staff Writer Twitter: @hayleylhart A transition by the cheer team from being in the kinesiology and dance section to being categorized as athletics this year has begun at LBCC, the cheer adviser has said. Cheer adviser and adjunct kinesiology professor Diana Galias made the comments during a recent interview. Competitive cheer has been officially designated as a sport by the state of California through the CIF or California Interscholastic Federation. The CIF regulates sports throughout high schools to keep them with the same standards and policies, according to the CIF website The bill was signed into law Oct. 7 by Gov. Jerry Brown and we be in effect by July 2017, according to ABC Speaking about the official designation as a sport, LBCC

Denise Jones/Viking STRIKE A POSE: The Cheer team makes a pyramid pose just before the Homecoming game starts Saturday, Nov. 7. A transition is in process to change the categorization for the cheer team to athletics.

cheerleader Malaysia King, 21, a dance major, said, “It means a lot to me because cheerleading is my life and I’ve had a lot of people say

Vikes make polo state tournament By Will Ranos Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @Touchstone_Will Despite losing to Golden West in the Southern California Regional Championship game, LBCC earned the No. 2 seed for the men’s water polo state championship. The tournament will be a 2 day event with four teams and is set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21. The Vikings’ first game will be played Friday at 10:30 a.m. against Northern California champion and North No. 1 seed

Diablo Valley. The winner advances to the state championship final, which will be played Saturday, Nov. 21, against either Golden West or West Valley. The Vikings make the state finals for the third consecutive time and their 12th over the past 14 years, according to lbccvikings. com. The Vikes last won the polo state championship in 2013. LBCC beat Diablo Valley in both games between the teams during the regular season. Diablo Valley finished its regular season 20-12.

Women’s team just misses finals

By Jon Peacock Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @jonjpeacock9 The LBCC women’s water polo team lost, 10-9, to Golden West in the first round of the Southern California Regional Championship on Saturday, Nov. 14. After a 19-10 overall record, the Vikings captured the South Coast Conference championship. They started the season with an 8-1 record. The Vikings were up, 2-1, af-

ter the first quarter and 5-4 at the half. The Golden West Rustlers scored four goals to the Vikings’ two in the third quarter. Golden West maintained the lead the rest of the way. In their final game, sophomores Makenna Oberst and Cori Reynolds led the Vikings with two goals each. Freshman Felicia DePalma had six saves in goal. The last time the Vikings won the league championship was

‘Oh yea what you do isn’t a sport. It’s not that important. You just cheer in a mini skirt.’ I’m like no we do more than that and it’s re-

ally awesome to see that we can stand next to the football team and say we are also a sport and we are supporting them. I think it’s really rewarding to a cheerleader.” Anthony Kanphang, 18, a sports medicine major, said, “To me words can’t really explain it because I’ve been told in past years that ‘Cheer isn’t really considered a sport. You guys will never be considered a sport.’ So when I found out that cheer was finally designated as a sport it brought tears of joy to me. We go through the pain, the tears and the blood in order to get to where we are today. Talking about the official designation, LBCC cheerleader Robert Noble, 18, a nursing major, said, “I think it has been a long time coming. I feel that it is just as athletic as other sports, but I think the outfits kind of take away from that. People from other sport see that and think ‘oh girls in short outfits dancing and jumping,’ but it is actually a very serious sport.” Cheerleaders do more than clap in unison, It is hard work Malaysia King and takes Cheerleader strength, she


added. Galias said, “Some think our program is a joke, but I see these kids’ hard work. The Anthony dedication Kanphang and everyCheerleader thing that goes into it and it sickens me when it’s written off.” Galias said the sport of cheer is year round. The team cheers for football, basketball and several other sports throughout the Fall semester and then the team switches to competition mode when football season ends. LBCC’s cheer team has won several regional and national championships and they typically place in the Top 4 when they do not capture first place. Being labeled an athlete by the college means being enrolled in nine units and having a GPA of 2.0 or better. Galias said athletes also are required to have physicals and learn about concussions. The cheer team conducted auditions Tuesday, Nov. 17, for their competition season. Galias said the team is anticipating the first preliminary competition Saturday, Dec. 12.




November 19, 2015


T1300 Contact Gilbert Estrada at (562) 938-4135 or at gestrada@lbcc.ed. Or email the club at, REGISTRATION

Winter 2016 registration Nov. 23 open for all students. Fees due Monday, Dec. 28. Winter term is Jan. 4-Feb. 6. List of classes will be available online Nov. 18. 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. SCHOOL BREAKS

Saturday, Dec. 12 Flex Day Monday-Saturday, Dec. 14Jan. 2 Winter Break SPECIAL EVENTS

PCC BAR update Registration: $300 Training Dates: Dec. 2, 7 and 9 at 6-10 p.m. JJ120 12-hour update training for smog check technician’s license renewal. Class is completed in three evenings. For more information: Office of Workforce Development, (562) 938-3248 LAC Reading and book signing Friday, Nov. 20 1-2:30 p.m. P104. Featuring young adult author April White. Admission is free. Books available for sale at the event. Open to the public. For more information call (562) 243-7114 California notary public and state exam Dec. 5 Registration cost: $80 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. O2-234 Contact for additional information: index.cfm?method=ClassInfo. ClassInformation&int_class_ id=342&int_category_ id=8&int_sub_category_ id=11&int_catalog_id=0 Notary loan signing agent course Dec. 11 Registration cost: $80 4-10 p.m. O2-233 For more information: cfm?method=ClassInfo. ClassInformation&int_ class_id=344&int_category_id=8&int_sub_category_ id=11&int_catalog_id=0


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. Surf Club toy drive Through Dec. 2 Toy drive for Toys for Tots. For more information contact Surf Club coordinator and adviser Stephen Chan at 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 Fall Dance Concert Nov. 20-22 The dance program presents the LBCC Fall dance ensemble in concert. The work presented varies from Modern Dance, Jazz Dance, Afro-Caribbean, Ballet, Hip-Hop, and much more. Go to for details. Shades Design Contest Wednesday, Dec. 2 4 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T1200 Presented by DAAP. General admission tickets are $15, students are $10. Tickets at the door cost $20. Night of Entertainment Tuesday, Dec. 1 5 - 9 p.m. LAC Nordic Lounge Open mic judged VIP music industry with cash prizes for top three performances. Live performances from dance and teacher. $3 and open donations CLUBS

Anime Club Tuesdays, 3-5 p.m. P110 Group of individuals interested in Japanese culture. Activities like anime bingo and group’s four panel comics. Participants may discover new anime and new friends with fellow otakus. AGS-Kappa Tuesday, noon-12:50 p.m.

American Criminal justice Association Tuesday, 6-8:30 p.m. R107C Contact Michael Biggs at (562) 938-4452 or Anthropology Tuesday, 2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. T1323 Contact Nicole Quinn at (562) 381-5678 or at nquinn@lbcc. edu. Archaeology Thursday, noon-1 p.m. B211 Contact Laurel Harrison Breece at (562) 938-4836 or at lbreece@lncc.ed. Association of Future Firefighters Monday, 11-11:30 a.m. T2372 Contact Frank Hayes at (562) 938-4338 or at fhayes@lbcc. edu. Badminton Monday, 8-9:30 a.m. R100 Contact Barbara Jackson at (562) 938-4003 or at Biology Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. D226 Contact life science department head Daniel Nigro at (562) 938-4939 or at dnigro@ Business Thursday, noon-1 p.m. T2376 Contact Sandra O’Toole at (562) 938-4661 or at aotoole@ Christians Monday, noon-12:50 p.m. T1336 Contact Joanne at (562)9384131 or at calebrosado54@ Coalition for latino advancement Thursday, noon-1 p.m. T1312 Contact Carlos Ramos at X4418 or at cramos@gmail. com. Dance Tuesday, 7-8 p.m. Q110 Contact Michelle Shear at (562) 823-1403 or at mshear@ Dasein honors research society Monday, 8 a.m. Library honors lounge Contact Jeff Wheeler at (562)

Joshua Miller/Viking/Twitter: @joshua_miller8 The flag between the T Building and the LAC parking structure was flown at half staff Monday, Nov. 16 in honor of Cal State Long Beach Nohemi Gonzalez who died in the Paris attacks.


221-0875 or at ahbaraja@usc. edu. Eco Wednesday, 3-4 p.m. D352 Contact Janet Hund at (562) 938-4190 or at History Club Thursdays from noon-1 p.m. T1335 Mondays at 12:30 p.m. T2345 Nov. 19: interview with a member of U.S. intelligence Queer Space Valhalla room Friday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Contact Gerardo Monterrubio at (562) 938-4497 or at


Men’s basketball Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. at Irvine Valley Nov. 20 and Nov. 21, time TBA at Irvine Valley Nov. 24 at 5:30 p.m. vs. Santa Ana Women’s basketball Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at Santa Ana Football Regional playoffs Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. at Cerritos Men’s water polo Nov. 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Pasadena vs. Diablo Valley Nov. 21 TBA at Pasadena


November 19, 2015



“What is an appropriate response from America to the Paris attacks?” By Jon Peacock, Will Ranos, Denise Jones and Anthony Kanphang on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the LAC

Caroline Fruto, 20, Communications major “We should help the people in need. We should understand the difference in culture especially with ISIS involved.”

Ashley Demuth, 31, Psychology major “Look at how many lives we already lost. We’ve been asking to bring our troops back home. We should not just send them back out for a fight that is not ours yet.”

Yajaira Alcocer, 21, Criminal Justice major “I’m very anti-government. If we don’t agree with them killing people, how can our response be to kill more people.”

Vince Gilbert, 20, Graphic Design major “I feel that people need to be more aware of their surroundings. Seeing stuff like this, people should want to come together.”

Hector Gonzales, 18, Culinary Arts major “Just help Paris. I don’t think we should be involved at all. The U.S. doesn’t really get involved unless they attack us.”

Fernando Samaniego, 24, Music and Kinesiology major “It’s unfathomable to me that these people who are far more educated than us continue to go down these paths.”

Dan Sorto, 25, Fire Science major Marine Veteran “We need to send some Marines over there and start smoking motherfuckers out. People are scared. We need to instill some fear.”

Chris Harris, 31, Psychology major “We should be sending a battalion of Marines. We need to roll in with some 50 caliber guns.”

Rene Perez, 23, Art major “We should get involved at an exceptional level. It needs to be a more strategic assault though.”

Adre Laird, 19, Environmental Science major “We have to prepare like we do for an earthquake.”


LETTER TO THE EDITOR Horticulture worker thankful I was very impressed with the article in the Nov. 5 Viking.  Hayley Hart did a great job disseminating the information that I provided about when she interviewed me. She was able to put together a strong coherent story from all that information. She also was able to intertwine the story with an interview with Chris Baker

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

Disbursement delay disappoints recipients Last-minute notification of 2nd Financial Aid disbursement causes additional stress. By Will Ranos Co-Editor-in-chief Twitter: @Touchstone_Will Many LBCC students are dependent on Financial Aid to pay for their education. The estimated income in Long Beach per capita, or for each person, is $25,993, according to The LBCC website estimates the total cost for two semesters at LBCC at $20,402.00, which includes tuition, parking, transportation, housing, insurance, books and other costs. For students who make less than $25,993 per year, the costs

probably leave them pretty conFor the students fortunate stricted with their money. enough to be able to wait for the That makes the disbursement funds, the delay isn’t a huge deal, dates for financial aid crucial to but for some, the postponement students. Students depend on the affects their lives tremendously. disbursements to pay for a vari- The fact that LBCC Financial Aid ety of expenses essential to their had to delay the disbursements by livelihood. The original date set a week, and for most even longer, for the second disbursement of fi- is unacceptable. nancial aid for the Fall The Financial Aid semester was Friday, Department was also unOct. 30. Students were able to provide explicit informed by LBCC reasoning for the delay the day before the other than that the delay scheduled disbursewas “due to unforeseen ment their second discircumstances.” bursement of FinanFinancial aid should cial Aid would be be disbursed on the delayed by one week scheduled dates. StuWill Ranos until Friday, Nov. 6. Co-editor-in-chief dents plan their finanThe date given cial use around those does not take into dates so it’s fair to exaccount the fact it takes 2-3 busi- pect that LBCC stay true to the ness days to process the refunds, dates they provide. If you can’t do which means some students may that, at least provide students with not receive their refund until a legitimate reason other than it Monday, Nov. 9, Tuesday, Nov. 10, was “due to unforeseen circumor even after that. stances.”

from grounds and some of our students. She did a great job at the interview with me and listened and gathered information really well. Brian Hastie Vocational Instruction Technician Horticulture Program

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November 19, 2015

Performers hope to ‘wow’ full house

BALLET: Jasmine Egan sprawls on her back in a dramatic ballet number during the dress rehearsal Tuesday, Nov. 17. The performances are Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 19-21.

Colorful costumes, clever choreography include jazz, ballet, hip-hop, modern and afro-Caribbean. Photos and Story By Jon Peacock Co-Editor in Chief Twitter: @jonjpeacock9 Modern dance, jazz dance, afro-Caribbean, ballet, hip-hop and other styles will be presented during the Fall Dance Ensemble in Concert at the LAC Auditorium. The shows are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2 p.m. “I hope that we have a full house. ... I hope that people come and are wowed, that they see something they haven’t seen before,” said Tytus Gibson-Jackson, 25, a musical theater major. The school website says, “The LBCC Fall Dance Ensemble Concert is a collection of dance choreography by our prestigious dance faculty and highlighted dance student choreographers.” The artistic director of the concert is Martha L.Z. Parminuan, LBCC dance professor. The faculty choreographers include Arlene Brackett, Jeff Hendrix, Grace Maxwell, Martha L.Z. Pamintuan, Michelle Shear and Laura Ann Smyth. Ticket prices for students, employees and senior citizens are $10 for presale tickets and $12 at the door. Ticket prices for general admission are $15 for presale tickets and $17 at the door. To purchase tickets, dance fans may visit or call Theatre Mania at (866) 811-4111. The box office will be open one hour before the performance. Free parking is available in campus lots D, E and F.

MASKS: Brandy Factory, 20, center, strikes a pose with Adrian Ruiz, 19, right, and Joe Sanchez, 26. Their colorful costumes are worn with a great attention to detail.

FOCUS: Lighting designer Chrissy Munich focusing on the lighting before the dress rehearsal.

WIRED IN: Wires crawl up the back of the lighting desk. The lights compliment the colorful costumes and dancing.

ALL SMILES: With legs held high, performers pose during a salsa number. Their outfits and movement will draw the attention of the audience. The dancers will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

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