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Volume 40 | Issue 12

Fees to increase fall quarter Madison McCord The Communicator

SFCC will allocate $30,000 of student money to save two student services positions destined for the chopping block as a result of state budget cuts. The Joint Student Activity Fee Budget Committee decision comes two weeks after the CCS Joint S&A Fee Budget committee voted to raise the S&A fees by 4 percent, or a total increase of $3 for a full-time student. This brings the total S&A fees paid by a full-time SFCC student to $77.50 per quarter.   This raise from $7.45 to $7.75 per credit leaves SFCC 25 cents lower than the state-set

maximum. The positions to be saved, Student Government Office Manager and Student Union Building Facility Coordinator were both created within the last 24 months. “If these positions were not supported (by S&A), we would lose them,” said  Heather McKenzie, Director of Student Funded Programs at SFCC.  The fee will also cover the rise in student STA bus pass funding and adding additional funds to hire more Work Study students.  “Most schools charge their students the max imum,” said Chuck Greenough, Director of See FEES | Page 2

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Activities Vice President Dave Baughman said he disapproves of funding staff positions through S&A fees.

Students to get free health clinic access

SCC to open its health center to SFCC students

students free access to SCC’s on-campus health clinic.   “All year long we’ve been working together on different projects that would benefit Kirk Bayman students in both (collegiate) The Communicator communities,” said outgoing SFCC Associated Students SFCC students will have free President Oscar Ocaña. access to a health clinic start-   Candy Howard, a Certified Medical Assistant works at the ing next fall.   The health center can pro- clinic. “We’re excitvide SFCC stuany students ed to have the dents with all tell me Falls students the services of come over,” an urgent care ‘sometimes, I cannot Howard said. center, accordtake classes because I The Clinic ing to Linda opened at Ward, the Ad- have to pay my health SCC in Sepvanced Reg- insurance.’” istered Nurse - Oscar Ocaña tember 2006, Practitioner at A.S. President according to Ward. the clinic. The pilot program is supportSFCC student government, working closely with their ed by a $5,000 grant from the counterparts at SCC, devel- Student Activity Fee (S&A) oped the student health care program that will allow SFCC See CLINIC | Page 2

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Graduating SFCC art students contemplate what comes next as they prepare for this year’s Graduating Students’ Exhibition. Hilary Vandenbark/The Communicator

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The SCC Health Center will provide SFCC students with flu shots, vaccinations and prescriptions, among other services.

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Accounting Services at the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC). “There are the select few that charge a lower rate.” This increase is in addition to the 7 percent tuition increase the Washington State Legislature set in April. Representatives from the three divisions of CCS; SFCC, SCC and IEL and representatives from SFCC Athletics  made the decision to raise the S&A funds to the 4 percent mark. The Athletics Department is considered its own entity, according to McKenzie. Four students and one administrative representative represented each division of the committee.  The projected $654,000 in S&A fees for the 2009-10 academ-

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ic year will be split among 40 clubs, and 23 Associated Student support budgets.  The Joint S&A Fee Budget Committee laid out four options for the fee raise. According to McKenzie, no raise and a 15 cent raise  were discussed, but the committee quickly threw them out, leaving the eventual choice of a 4 percent and a 5 percent option. “We were really hoping for the 4 percent raise,” McKenzie said. “We got really lucky, the other divisions were pushing for 5 (percent).” After final approval from the committee, the SFCC Student Senate voted on and approved the budget on June 4 by a 12-2 vote with one member abstaining, one of the most diverse votes the senate has seen this year. Activities Vice President Dave Baughman and Associated Men Students President Jonathan Clayton voted against the budget.  Baughman said he does not approve of funding CCS staff posi-

tions through student funds. “This is student money we are spending,” Baughman said. “It is not supposed to be used for staffing.” Current Associated Women Students President and Associated Student President elect, Sheena Thompson said the relationship between those staff and the student body would be different now that the students control their salary. “They work for the students now,” Thompson said.

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After SFCC closes its clinic, SCC opens its doors to students From page 1

budget. The budget, which was recently passed by the senate, also includes other student benefits such as discounted bus passes and funding to back additional work study students.   “We’ll see if it works this year,” said Ocaña. “It needs to be promoted.  “If it’s not promoted, nothing’s going to happen.”    The SCC Health Center is located in Building 9, Room 149. The clinic is open Fall through Spring quarters, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to noon.  Ward said the clinic was originally located at SFCC in the Magnuson Building but was discontinued. She said SCC wanted a clinic and so they opened a branch of People’s Clinic at SCC.

Correction In issue 40.10, Fighting for students’ free speech rights, the amount plaintiff Beth Sheeran is suing for was incorrectly reported.

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Upon taking the position of AS President, Ocaña said one of his first projects was to talk to students to find out what services and resources students need.  “Many students told me, ‘sometimes, I cannot take classes because I have to pay my health insurance,’’’ Ocaña said.   Both Kari Wheatley, 22, and Brandon Gunn, 18, students at SFCC, said they intend to make use of the free health clinic.   “Things like (free access to a health clinic) make me feel like the school really cares about students,” Wheatley said. Gunn said providing access to the clinic will be helpful to many. “Health care can be very expensive and hectic,” Gunn said. “Especially if you’re on your own.”   The clinic will offer many services, including flu shots, vaccinations, prescriptions, physical exams, and testing and treatment for many common conditions like strep throat, according to Camey Anderson, SCC Associated Student Council President, in an email. Hilary Vandenbark contributed to this report.

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The Communicator received a first place award in Comprehensive News Coverage during the Washington Community Colleges Journalism Association conference on May 16. The award was for a two article set which appeared in Zac issues 40.4 Whitman and 40.5. Former senior reporter Zac Whitman wrote the articles concerning the ongoing Andrew budget Watson crisis facing

Washington’s Community Colleges. The Communicator placed second in Staff Editorials for three consecutive editions of Our View. The paper took third place in Editorial Cartoons for Photography Editor Andrew Watson’s cartoon concerning the death of newspapers in issue 40.6. The Communicator’s Web site (www.spokanefalls.edu/ communicator) has also been named a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) 2009 Online Pacemaker Award. The Pacemaker is widely considered the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism. The winners will be announced in the ACP conference in Austin, Texas in October.

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1,040 Number of students graduating with degrees from SFCC after the 2008-2009 academic year

Source: Tamara Wittstruck, SFCC graduation office

Finals week schedule for classes with the start times from: June 16: 7:30 a.m.- 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m. 1:30 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.

* SFCC graduation will be held on Thursday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. Following the ceremony, the reception will be held in the SUB Lounge. * In the music auditorium on Thursday, June 18 at 7:30 p.m. SFCC Big Band Night will be held as the last 2008-2009 Music Production.

The Communicator receives state, national honors

The health clinic is as equipped as an urgent care center, according to Linda Ward, ARNP.

* The Cultural series presents the Celebration of Government’s last phase. The Associated Students Award Banquet will be held on Friday, June 12, at 5 p.m. in the SUB Lounges A, B and C. There will be a free themed dinner with RSVP ticket.

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* The 2009-2010 SFCC Associated Student Government has selected Ricky Sullivan to take the position of Activites Vice President Elect for the upcoming school year. The current Student Senate will vote to approve the selection on Thursday, June 11. * On Wednesday, June 10, the Weird Science Learning Community had their annual fair. There was a light bulb exchange compliments of Avista, a reusable shopping bag exchange and a variety of samplings of food.

World World * As Iran gets ready to vote, the coming presidental election is viewed largely through the lens of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s crackdown on social freedomsand his combativeapproach to Israel, the United States and Iran’s nuclear program, according to nytimes.com. * The core group of Security Council members have approved a draft resolution that would significantly toughen export and financial sanctions on North Korea, including possible ispections of North Korean cargo vessels on high seas, according to nytimes.com. * After years of discussion and debate, Spokane might name a street after the nation’s most prominent civil rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. A discussion on the proposal to name the new stretch of Riverside Avenue will be held, according to khq.com. * A Little League coach was accused of using players from his team to commit burglary, according to khq.com. George Spady Jr, and the help of his own son and nephew broke into an abondoned building to steal equipment. Spady had his son go through a vent behind the building to unlock the door. Spady is being charged with second-degree burglary, and the boys are not expected to be charged in the case.


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eauty is in the eye of the beholder. Most people have heard this phrase before. In having different views it can be hard to agree on whether something is beautiful or not.  Everything from tattoos and piercings to inanimate objects are considered beautiful by someone. Everything has a level that it must meet to fit into the categories of beautiful.  The problem is that there is no right or wrong clear cut answer that one can make their judgement upon.  Instead this judgement is made on the fictitious images of people that are doctored up or completely computer generated.  This image is not obtainable because if it was then, everyone would be like the model on television. The only solution to this situation is to revamp the concepts of what is acceptable and something that can be

Perspectives achieved.  Tattoos and piercings are considered beautiful by some and are becoming more acceptable to society.  But because the opinion of beauty differs from person to person, things like tattoos or fashion may not be liked or permitted in the surrounding environment. Not only do some people have the desire to fit into these categories, they try to at a price.  Things like cosmetics and going to a tanning salon can cost a lot of money, but women do it anyways, wanting to be the model.  Some men think that when a new machine comes out they need it right away so they can be part of the group that is ahead, making the machine seem beautiful. Beauty can mean anything that the person wants it to mean, but everyone should be considerate of other opinions.  In doing this, people can express their feelings on beauty and not be in fear of being ridiculed for it.

Letter from the editor Final issue for the Editorin-chief

in 2005; we have been $IBML5BML constantly recognized Madison McCord as one of the best newspapers in the state and nation. That is a tradition that did not change this year, and will not change in the future. s the school year nears For the first time in the hisits final day, so does my tory of this publication, we time holding the posihave been acknowledged in tion of Editor-in-Chief of this both the print and web divinewspaper. sions, being named by the As I look back at the two Associated Collegiate Press as quarters I have dedicated to this an Online Pacemaker finalist, publication, I realize that we as the highest honor in collegiate a staff have achieved a level of journalism. success none of us expected. From redesigning the entire I came into this position newspaper on my third day as building on an already awardEditor-in-Chief, to sitting in the winning and well-respected newsroom everyday during platform that my predecessors Spring Break designing the spent that last four years preparnew website, I realize that this ing. is much more than just a class, I will be succeeded starting fall but an experience that cannot quarter by the current Managbe duplicated. The people ing Editor, Hilary Vandenbark, a that surround you are not just person who I am confident will your classmates, but also your continue to carry our product closest friends who soon turn upward. into your family. The newsEvery Editor-in-Chief brings paper we produce is not just something different to the posi12 pages that we write, take tion and the paper; my strength photos and sell advertising for, was not on the editorial side as but a vital source of informamuch as it was the business and tion whose job it is to keep the aesthetics of the paper. entire student body informed. Since the adviser of The Communicator, Jason Nix took over

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Pale skin is beautiful Artificial tanning not attractive to everyone

tremely tan year round Sarah Radmer now, they don’t think of the skin like leather, visible wrinkles, and potential for skin cancer in the future.     The quest for beauty now can have some really fter decades of people unattractive consequences later. fighting for skin color Women have spent decades equality, there is a new trying to avoid wrinkles and target for discrimination: pale then hide them when they have skin.  them. They spend hours and     There are no riots in the streets, no protesting, but heaven countless dollars on makeup and treatments in hopes to regain forbid someone in our generatheir beautiful youthful skin. tion have pale skin in March.  Prolonged sun exposure can      In the 1978 movie Grease, increase how fast and how soon Frenchy attempts to still Sandy’s people get wrinkles and rough nerve’s before an impromptu skin. Those risks combined with bathroom ear piercing by telling the risk of skin cancer makes her “beauty is pain.”   tans not worth it.     The things people go through     I have pale skin and I burn. for beauty can be painful, but As summer approaches, I begin to put yourself at risk for skin stocking up on the sunscreen, cancer, especially the deadly making sure I apply some on forms like Melenoma, the risk days I’ll be in the sun. I still is much greater than the reward end up with a tan by the end especially when tans can still of summer, maybe not as dark be achieved through a layer of as it could be, but my skin is protective sunscreen.    protected. I have had family and     The prevalence of tanning booths and spray tans have made friends try to get me to come tanning with them, telling me it possible to be tan year round. how awesome it is, and explainThe skin color that young adults ing that I couldn’t possibly want were born with is no longer acto be pale when it comes time ceptable. to break out the shorts. They use     I may be the only one, but it the excuse that being tan makes is extremely weird to me when a person look ‘so much better.’ people are tan in December,     I won’t deny that the sununless they’ve just returned from kissed glow of skin is nice. But I the Bahamas. The tans people would rather have skin the color are getting from the spray tanof 2 percent milk than damage ning booths are so unnatural my skin.  that their skin has a faint orange     The late Journalism departcolor. The concept that people should be accepted for their skin ment head, Klaus Scherler, was of all colors of the rainbow, does an active outdoors man. He spent his life outdoors. Late in not explicitly mean the color orhis career at SFCC, Scherler ange. It should be a general rule was diagnosed with melanoma, that if the enhanced skin color a deadly form of skin cancer. matches a fruit, it’s probably not Eventually the cancer took the best.    Scherler’s life. Before his death,     I’m all for tan skin, during the Scherler began to speak about summer months, and as long as the importance of using sunthose UV rays are being filtered screen. As a testament to his through some SPF.  impact as an instructor, and the     The acceptance of the tanimpact his battle with cancer ning year round is sending the had, students handed out sunmessage that skin cancer is sexy. screen at his funeral.    Young girls are making habits of     People who are lucky enough subjecting their skin to harmful to have naturally tan skin are UV rays weekly for beauty.  beautiful and, according to     Young people are famous for acting first and being blind to the society, sexy. It’s time for wellprotected pale skin to become consequences. While someone beautiful too. thinks it’s beautiful to be ex-

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e traditionally think of younger girls desperately puking up their meals in an attempt to stay as thin as the pages of the magazines they see the models in, but men also suffer the need to live up to society’s impossible expectations. Men suffer from eating disorders and a need to keep their bodies muscular enough to enter a Strong Man Competition through extreme workouts and steroid abuse, according to the book “The Adonis Complex” by Harvard University psychiatry professor Harrison G. Pope, Jr., Professor of Psychiatry Katherine A. Philips of Brown University and Harvard clinical research fellow Roberto Olivardia.   The disorder is named after the Greek god Adonis. Adonis epitomized the masculine male physique which men are supposed to live up to. I have a friend who regularly updates his Facebook status with remarks about how he’s going to go workout to avoid his troubles, ripping his chest apart etc. I’m not suggesting he suffers from the Adonis Complex, but his general attitude toward his body is somewhat unhealthy and is also a mimicry of women when

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they get on the scale and shriek about gaining half a pound.       Major League Baseball provides a perfect example of how society’s expectations can be just as destructive for men as for women. I loathe sports with a passion, particularly baseball. However, it is still sad to me that athletes should resort to steroid abuse to live up to an impossible standard of home run after home run. This abuse of their bodies and the rules of MLB is dangerous for their health, proved detrimental to many careers and it only serves to pass on their insecurities to their young fans, who now believe that the only way to accomplish anything requiring strength is to get it artificially. The authors of “The Adonis Complex” write that men also get an astonishing number of cosmetic surgeries. The types of surgeries they get suggest they feel compelled to improve aspects of their bodies that no amount of hours at a gym can fix. The vast majority of these surgeries were nose jobs, hair implants and male breast reductions. Something is seriously wrong whenever anybody, regardless of gender, gets plastic surgery because what will they do when people around them age appropriately while they look like a picture that Photoshop butchered? Eating disorders are never easy to spot, but when a guy suffers from it, it’s even worse. We hear all the time about bulimic girls that we’re so desensitized to the idea of eating disorders that if a friend is going to the gym a lot, it is seen purely as dedication in our increasingly overweight country. Since being concerned about how one looks typically concerns women, men are often overlooked when they are equally insecure about their body image.

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attoos are beautiful.  A well-done piece by an extremely talented artist affects me as much as an original Picasso or Van Gogh might affect a hardcore art connoisseur.  It’s hard to believe that tattoos were such a rarity at one time, and now at least one in every eight people has at least one tattoo, according to a statement from Esquire magazine.       Tattoo artists are truly the masters of their craft.  They spend months, even years, in unpaid apprenticeships to gain all the necessary skills in tattooing.  Artists need extensive portfolios showing their capabilities with things such as shading and line quality.  A steady hand is also key here, since artists spend hours upon hours on their pieces, making sure it’s the best it can be.  As Evolution Artspace owner Jason Oestreicher once put it, “I don’t like to do what everyone else is doing, all of our pieces are original works.”       The beauty of such things that were once abominations has become more mainstream, especially as the internet grows.  Take the Suicide Girls, for example.  Sure, it’s a pin-up website, but these women aren’t your standard Playboy “fake blonde, fake boobs, fake smile” girls.  These are girls with sleeves upon sleeves of tattoos that aren’t afraid to show that a little extra ink and metal in the skin can still be attractive.      Many publications are also embracing

the art of tattoos.  International Tattoo Art magazine, Inked, and Skin Art magazine are just some of them, showing off the work of artists around the world and showcasing the beauty of the skin canvas.      Tattoos have also become much more culturally accepted in the past 10 years, especially in the workforce.  It used to be where the only places you would see a tattooed employee were bars and record stores.  According to a Fox News story, employers are finding that dress codes may need to be updated.  Some bosses are loosening up their rules to attract younger, qualified employees, where other bosses are adding rules in an attempt to keep all body art covered.     Employees are split in this debate as well.  A 27-year-old librarian with multiple masters degrees believes that her qualifications should speak louder than her body artwork, where a 24-year-old public relations employee believes that hiding your tattoos is the key to being perceived as professional.    There’s an old adage that many parents and grandparents have used, the one where they say, “Your body is a temple” in an attempt to keep their children away from such temptations.  However, I believe that if your body is truly your own temple, you should be able to “decorate” it in a manner that represents you.  Tattoos tell a story, whether it represents a passion of yours or it’s a memorial piece for a loved one.  Even as I made preparations to get my first piece back in October, at the age of 20, I still had my mom reminding me to make sure that I had meaning behind it, and that I would still want to have it on my skin in 10 years.

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of person that likes them, but what are Judy Johnson you comparing them to?  A trash can maybe.  Well that would be a difference of opinion because to an artist that may use that trash can for their next creation would say the trash can is beautiful not the sunset that he is in the presence of.   eauty is a misconceived word that    There are so many definitions of the word beauty because every indipeople use when they have no vidual has a different meaning of the other comment to make.  Beauty word.  What I consider beautiful or judges people and things, making catbreathtaking could be the most hideous egories to fit in and destruction to that thing to someone else.  I hate to say it person or forgetfulness of the thing that but looks and how you think people do not fit into the”proper” categories. look at you is not the most important    People are so uptight about their thing in life.  What these “beautiful” appearance because they have to look objects or people need to mean to you is exactly like that airbrushed and photothat there is some underlining meaning shopped model, that they will make in why you think that thing or person is themselves sick or worse, commit suicide if they can’t fit into that group.  If “beautiful.”  When I say a sunset is beauthese people would open their make-up- tiful, it doesn’t mean look at all those colors, it means that at the very instant caked eyes, they would understand that while I was watching the sunset, I had this image is purposefully made unata positive emotion occur.  That emotion tainable.  I will wear nice clothes and light make-up when it is necessary, such can change every time or stay the same, but it is the feeling behind the object as a job interview.  Otherwise, I refuse to live my life behind a painted face and that makes me say it is “beautiful.”    I know that in a lot of people’s minds, what other people call “being in fashI am not considered beautiful, which ion.”  I dress in my uniform for work, is okay.  But because some people are jeans and tee shirt for school because too shallow and naive, they will never I am not concerned how the other stuunderstand that my beauty is my persondents view me, but how I view myself, ality.  I will never fit into the “proper” comfortable. model image, and quiet frankly I don’t    Another thing that people always say are beautiful are things that they have no want to.  I can justify this because I know I am “beautiful” in other categoother word for.  Yes, there are moments ries.  Maybe I am the crazy one for not in my life where a scene or object, trying hard enough to conform to the or even a person can take my breath model image that women are suppose away, but beautiful is rarely the word to have, or just maybe, I understand that I choose to describe it.  For example, the world does not work out that way. sunsets are beautiful if you are the type

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Letter to the editor Reading this last issue of The Communicator I was deeply outraged at the choice in article printing in the Perspectives column. Now I understand that everyone has their own opinion about the nature of things in our life; what is acceptable as normal and what is not. I also understand that no harm to anyone was intentional in the printing of Male Babysitters Feared. However I could not help, and my friends could not help but feel deeply offended that this author would write such a sexist point of view, and also that her article was allowed to be published. In her article she admitted to not hiring someone at her job who was perfectly qualified on the basis of

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sex, which is illegal. But she then went on to say that men are perfectly able to take care of children. 

Not only is her article preposterous, but hypocritical. Her article sounds like it was originally a nonsensical rant that she decided to alter to make is sound like she is not sexist and that her choice was gender biased. She also failed to realize that she was validating her choice on a selection of people that amount to less than 1% of the total population. Her article reminded me of some people saying “I’m not hiring a black person because there are more black people in jail for stealing than white people.” I also liked how the final article claimed that Sexism was dying was on the same page.

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SARAH RaDMER | Editor

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Henry and Ann. For the festival, this is stepping into new terriThe Communicator   tory.  According to this year’s Henry, Patrons and players in full Damian Evans; previous years renaissance garb, line up at the have featured both a King and Opening Gate Ceremonies to Queen. But this only adds to the greet the King as the cannons intrigue, because this year’s plotsound. King Henry VIII rides driven Faire is a murder mystery in on horseback to greet his with the intended victim none people.  other than the King. With the Once spectators have entered help of both the players and the into the Renaissance town of patrons, the Faire hopes to foil Pleasants, England the year beContributed by Tara Mickschl the plot of the mysterious assascomes 1527. King Henry VIII is Robert Smith and Anna Carmichael battle for domination on the Battle Chess board, an event this still much beloved by his people sin, and the person or persons year at the Renaissance Faire. who hired him. and has yet to get into any real combatants fighting to win Renaissance Festival (NWRF) is The Faire season runs for six trouble for his soon-to-come Elizabeth Challenger, 50, has their space on the board. The located at 6493 Hwy 291 Nine weekends from June 13 to July divorce from Queen Catherine been a player at the Faire for 11 Knightly Games this year will be Mile Falls, WA 99026, past 19. The gates open at 11 a.m. of Aragon. Ann Boleyn has just years, and the Cast Director for Suncrest by the Spokane River.  a pagent between Mordred and for patrons and close at 7 p.m. been acknowledged as his misthe last two. Arthur himself. A Peasant Show “It’s the cheapest trip to EngTickets cost $9.50 or $6 for tress, but little is known outside “This year’s very exciting; in which the land you can buy these days,” seniors and children between of the court.   we’ve never t’s the cheapest done a murder peasants present said Tienne Rogers, president the ages of 6 and12. Northwest This year’s Faire will feature trip to England mystery before,” fractured fairy and CEO of the Northwest tales, a Gypsy Renaissance Festival.  Challenger said. you can buy these show, songs and Damian Evans, 36, will be “Everything’s comdays.” stories from days playing the role of King Henry ing together quite -Tienne Rogers of old, and The VIII. well.” CEO of the Northwest Horse Games, a “I really like playing a man She said patrons Renaissance Festival joust as well as who always gets what he are getting their wants,” Evans said. “Henry was games on horseback.  money’s worth in entertainment.  “Henry’s favorite show this a hero of the people, he was For women in the Faire, the year is going to be the Scottish huge. Both figuratively and roles may be fun, but not the story teller who sells Scottish literally, the man stood 6 (feet) main attraction, according to Rameat pies,” Evans said. “It’s iron- chael Evans, 31. Rachael plays 3 (inches) at the time he was a ic because he hates Henry but giant.” the role of Dowager Queen of has to hide it because Henry’s   The Faire boasts many Scotland Margret Tudor. the King. exciting events this year. A live “Mostly I do this so I can wear Kate Renouard/The Communicator “I think it will be hilarious.” game of Battle Chess, with real the fancy clothes.” Evans said. Jessica Johnson and Damian Evans dance to open the ceremonies.

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Marley and You

Sarah Radmer

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Marley is homeless. She is a five-month-old Airdale Terrier, one of the many pets available for adoption at the Spokane Humane Society. The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) offers specific criteria for people, so that they can be sure they are ready to make the commitment of adopting a pet. The first thing a person must consider are their reasons for wanting to adopt a pet. According to Tammy Trout, 41, the volunteer coordinator for Partners for Pets, a person cannot just want love and affection from their dog or other adopted pet, students must be prepared to give it back to their pet. “(Students have to know) they are making a financial and time commitment,” Trout said. Amanda Cox, 23, is an SFCC student who spends her spare time as a Humane Society vol-

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unteer. “You want to make sure you’re getting the dog for the right reasons and you’re going to be able to take care of that dog,” Cox said. The HSUS also recommends people decide whether or not they have the time to devote to the animal they adopt. Trout said this not only means spending time with a pet but also spending time to give the animal the proper training. The financial cost of owning a pet is an important factor to consider, especially for students looking to adopt who are also on a tight budget. There are typically adoption fees as well as the cost of all the necessary supplies. At Partners for Pets in Spokane, it is $90 to adopt a puppy, $80 to adopt a grown dog, and $75 to adopt a cat. This adoption fee includes; a vet check, a number of vaccinations and the cost of spaying or neutering the animal. It is important

to have leashes, food, toys and bedding for an animal before it is adopted. Cox also recommends students purchase a crate if they plan on crate training their pet. Before adopting a cat, Trout advises students to have purchased a litter box, litter, toys and high-quality food. Trout warns that college students may underestimate the commitment of adopting. She advocates for students to hold off on their adoption and volunteer at an animal shelter instead. “Life is very uncertain and very exciting,” Trout said. “I would hate to see someone miss out on all the fun of being a college freshman because they are at home being responsible for their pet.” The last tip the HSUS gives is to be certain the pet will remain in the family for the full duration of its life. “The worst thing is for a dog (or other pet) to be adopted and then returned,” Cox said.

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Marley, a 5-month-old Airdale Terrior is avaliable for adoption.

849 healthy dogs and cats euthanized in Spokane county last year, according to Maddie’s Fund, a pet rescue foundation.

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Recycling in Spokane much more than just blue bins Samie Foster

The Communicator Last week’s weathered newspapers and the crushed aluminum cans are not the only things environmentally conscientious students can start recycling. Pacific Steel and Recycling accepts a variety of things that go beyond the city’s traditional recycling program. They recycle appliances and steel as well as cans and newspapers. They pay a person to bring in cans, auto batteries and miscellaneous metals. There may be a fee associated with large items like a freezer or refrigerator. For specifics about what they accept visit pacific-recycling.com. “With tin cans we typically receive a half (ton) to a ton per week,” said Savanna Schock, 21, office manager. Appliances like old toasters, computers, freezers and other gadgets can be recycled at Appliance Recycling. They also take in a lot of computer parts, because they signed a contract with Spokane to recycle computers. More specifics about

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what they accept can be found at earthworksrecycling.com Wood recycling can be more difficult to find. Diversified Wood Recycling, accepts fencing, lumber, wood doors, and pallets. It doesn’t need to be prepared in any way. They recycle shrubs, leaves, limbs, concrete and rocks for landscaping purposes. There is a charge for their recycling. The prices can be found at diversifiedwoodrecycling.com Spokane’s traditional recycling system is available to every resident. Every Friday morning, Waste Management picks up the recyclables. In order to recycle, people need an 18 gallon blue bin which the city provides. The second blue bin is $5. For those who live in apartments, there are typically large blue trash cans. One each for paper, glass, and plastic. Every tenant is responsible for getting their recyclables to these bins or taking them to the recycle plant themselves. The city of Spokane accepts the following items:

Newspapers They can be either bundled or placed in a paperbag. Magazines and catalogs are accepted.

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Cardboard The cardboard must be no bigger than 2’x2’ squares. They should be flatted and bundled or placed in a brown paper bag. Plastic/Glass Jars and Bottles With glass bottles, they only take brown, green and clear. They accept colored and clear bottles like coke bottles, but do not accept things like laundry detergent bottles.

Aluminum and Tin Cans Labels can be left on cans.

Batteries They accept AAA- D batteries, vehicle batteries and cell phones. The recyclables do not need to be organized in the bin, they are organized when the city picks them up, according to Tammy Spadre, 52, a Spokane Solid Waste clerk. “Please don’t organize them with plastic bags,” Spadre said. “The city does not recycle plastic bags.” Recycling goes beyond the blue bin that is set outside every Friday. “It’s just better than throwing stuff away,” said Mayra Avina, 20, SFCC student.

Did you know? Length of time to biodegrade: Paper 2 to 5 months Cigarette butts 1 to 12 years Tin cans 50 to 100 years Aluminum cans 80 to 100 years Glass bottles 1 million years Plastic bottles Forever

How We Roll: 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit Joseph Engle

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Tanner Hainsworth hopes to convert his 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit to bio-deisel in the future.

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It starts to rain. The fat drops are loud on the pavement. There is a high-pitched whine, then the diesel engine in Tanner Hainsworth’s 1981 Volkswagen Rabbit comes to life with a rumble. “When I pull up to a bank, I have to turn off the engine so they can hear me,” Hainsworth said. He was barely audible over the din that his car was making. “It sounds like a space ship,” he said. It is a big sound for such a little car, and sometimes it gives the wrong impression. “Everyone thinks I am trying to race them all the time, ‘cause it’s really loud,” Hainsworth said. Hainsworth, 19, a second year philosophy/art major, said he drives to school on days like this one, he tries to ride his bicycle when the weather is nicer. “I am moving over to Olympia so I will be able to ride my bike more,” Hainsworth said. Today, the bike rack is absent from the rear of his car, as well as his bike. When attached, the rack keeps him from opening the rear hatch. According to Hainsworth, he just recently discovered that his bicycle fits inside of the car. This is no small accomplishment however, considering the outward appearance of the car--it is tiny. Hainsworth

said his car would probably get the short end of the stick if he collided with anything, including the sedan in the adjacent parking space. “It’s a lot roomier on the inside,” Hainsworth said. The car did not come with cup holders, so Hainsworth duct taped two plastic Hello Kitty cups to his dash. The rest of the interior is original. Hainsworth bought the car for $3,000 a year ago, from another SFCC student who bought the car at a police auction. According to Hainsworth, he suspects that the student who sold him the car bought it for a lot less. “He kind of ripped me off,” Hainsworth said, “I’m pretty sure that’s what he does for a living.” At the time, Hainsworth planned on converting the car over to run on Bio-diesel. He later found out that conversion kits cost upwards of $2,000, and that in the Spokane area it is not always easy to get a hold of recycled oil. For now, he has put his biodiesel dream on hold. He has also had the car repainted from a sky blue to a mellow mint green. At the end of the day however, it has all been worth it, he said. “I guess I ended up paying more for it than I should, but I like it,” Hainsworth said.


Flavors

June 11 - June 18, 2009

Joseph Engle | Editor

Experience the delights of sushi at home Kate Renouard | The Communicator

Heather Johnson did not have to go to a restaurant to enjoy eating raw fish,

rice and seaweed.

Johnson, 26, put together a sushi party for eight—at home.

“Everyone got to roll out their own sushi, then we tried each other’s and made faces,” she said.

There are some things however, that are best left untried.

“Hotdog sushi is bad, very, very bad,” Johnson said.

Go to the market that has the freshest raw fish available. Huckleberries on the South

Hill has an excellent selection of fresh seafood. If the fish doesn’t look fresh, it is often a good idea to ask the butcher about what just came in. For additional help, howstuffworks. com has many useful hints on how to purchase and prepare sushi.

After the essential items are together, begin with making the sticky rice. You will need approximately one cup of cooked rice for each roll. Add one cup of water for every cup of rice cooked. Bring the rice and water to a boil, boil for 1 minute, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes after removing from heat. Put the hot rice in a large bowl and pour sushi vinegar evenly over the surface of the rice, mixing it into the rice with quick cutting strokes. Use one tablespoon of vinegar per cup of rice. Fan the rice at the same time to cool the rice quickly. Pour the vinegar into the pan and stir it in, then spread the rice out on aluminum foil over a cookie sheet to cool.

Once the rice is cooled, place the bamboo mat on the counter. On top of the bamboo mat, place a sheet of nori

(toasted seaweed sheet) . Evenly spread the sticky rice across the nori about a quarter of an inch thick leaving an inch of space at the bottom of the nori. Place fish or other main ingredient across the top of the rice, lay any vegetables likewise next to the main ingredient.

Then, starting with the end that has the main ingredients on it, use the bamboo mat to gently roll the sushi into a log. Do not roll the bamboo mat into the sushi. Wet a

finger or brush and lightly brush a small amount of water across the inch of seaweed at the bottom to make the log stick together cohesively.

After the log has been put together use the very sharp knife to slice the log into pieces. Sushi is traditionally served with wasabi, ginger and soy sauce.

Johnson’s party was such a success she has planned another for memorial day weekend.

”It’s hot out, and sushi is cold and fun, its the perfect summer feast,” Johnson said. “At least it’s my perfect summer feast.”

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Located in the Flour Mill in downtown Spokane, Chocolate Apothecary has what it takes to cure what ails you. Boasting chocolates from about 30 different chocolatiers, a fully stocked espresso bar, as well as a gelato case, Chocolate Apothecary is the perfect place for a student to go and either hang out or do homework. Chocolate Apothecary holds events throughout the year, from chocolate tasting classes, to bridal showers and anniversary parties. Chocolate Apothecary also offers a lovely seating area that boasts free wi-fi, pastries, outdoor seating when the weather is good. For full coverage of Chocolate Apothecary, and the rest of the chocolate scene in Spokane, visit the Communicator Online at www.spokanefalls.edu/communicator. -Kate Renouard

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Culture

The next step

Jon Brown | Editor

Graduating students exhibition showcases SFCC’s fine art talents Melissa Kent

The Communicator In fine art studios, near easels, kilns and in darkrooms, art students are busy at work, molding, sculpting, welding, painting, printing, and casting various forms of art. Graduating students are enveloped in polishing the final works of art they will create at SFCC. SFCC’s out-going art students are represented in a yearly graduating student exhibition. The students are recipients of an Associates of Fine Arts (AFA) degree or a Certificate of Fine Arts (CFA).The AFA is a two-year transfer degree and the CFA is generally for students wishing to develop their portfolio, or learn a new medium. The exhibition began on June 1 and the pieces can be viewed in the SFCC Fine Arts gallery through June 18. Many of the graduating students are transferring to universities such as EWU, WSU and Evergreen to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Gallery director Tom O’Day said that career opportunities for artists are many and varied, from working as art gallery assistants to opening tattoo parlors. “Some students are even employed with colleges after attaining degrees,” said O’Day.

The submitting process is a one-onone interview between the student and O’Day. The student provides what he or she believes to be the best pieces from a final portfolio, and the works included in the exhibition are decided by committee. There are displays of work from 19 students. The various media displayed range from charcoal sketches, pastels, welding, ceramics, lithography and wood carving. In the display, there are two to three pieces from each graduating student, as well as each student’s resume available for view. The art program at SFCC provides a variety or mediums for prospective art students to learn, ranging from traditional techniques like wood carving and charcoal drawing to modern, digital art forms. Most students begin basic classes in design, art history and drawing, and then develop their skills in the areas of their choosing. Many students either have a pre-existing interest in a particular medium or develop it after the foundational classes. Art students have many more disciplines to choose from than ever before, with technology allowing for new and exciting fields to explore. But most students still need grounding in the basics. Hilary Vandenbark/The Communicator “Traditional art forms will always be Japanese Interior by Derrick Jackson is one of many pieces of student art on display. around and available,” said O’Day.

Absolutely Fabulous Alliance and Revelers clubs host an evening of music and cross-dressing for scholarships Jeff Teegarden

The show’s performers auditioned to impersonate their favorite celebrities, male or female. The selected few will don their disguises and strut the stage, with the The gender-bending “Night of Illusions,” a music show featuring performers audience donating money to their favorite doppelganger via “tip girls” walking the dressed in drag, will hit SFCC’s campus aisles and the performers themselves interfor the third straight year on June 11. As an extremely successful student fund- acting with the crowd. Helping with and performing in the raiser, the show owes its success largely show are several professional drag queens to the kind of musical show that it is; a from the Imperial Sovereign Court of Spocross-dressing extravaganza. kane - a non-profit support group bringing “Before the Drama Club put on Night of Illusions we had been doing the Rocky awareness to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender (LGBT) issues - including Lily Horror Picture Show as our fund-raiser,” Longlegs and Nova Kaine, who perform at said student director Chad Herrmann, Dempsey’s Brass Rail night club. “but we felt it was getting a little stale so we decided to put that to bed for a while “They are kindly enough to lend us their services and perform also,” said Night of and brought Night of Illusions into place Illusions participant Kelton Peterson-Allen, because it still had that flavor. who will be playing the roles of Janet JackWe know what our audiences love.” The show has been so wildly popular for son and Scary Spice in the show. Although this is his first time in drag and the past two years and had to be moved is a bit nervous about the prospect of from the Spartan Theater to the larger dancing in heels, Peterson-Allen is nonemusic building auditorium this year. The Alliance Club and the Revelers Drama theless looking forward to the experience. Club put the show on and raise money for both clubs’ scholarship funds. See FABULOUS | Page 10

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Contributed by Bill Marlowe

Aaron Lee Lewis, along with others, will be performing in drag for Night of Illusions.

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Artfest features regional talent Melissa Kent

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Artfest’s live music acts included Seattle stalwarts Too-Slim and the Taildraggers.

The verdant and shaded Coeur D’Alene park in historic Browne’s Addition was vibrant with smiling artisans, the smell of barbecue, upbeat guitars and laughing families. The 24th Annual Artfest included over 100 artists from the Washington, Idaho and Oregon region. There was an Arts in Action stage where artists showed demonstrations of their work, a “Make-it Art” art experience for kids and families and a music celebration stage. Various concessions were available throughout the event, along a festive beer and wine garden. The event took place May 29 through May 31 in Couer D’Alene park. The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) primarily sponsored and held the festivities. Several events have been held at the museum in the past. The number of patrons and activities has expanded enough in the past few years to completely fill the space of the park. Make-it Art is a popular returning festivity, especially with children and parents. Various local non-profit agencies designed the event. The projects include Sci-Fi painting with the MAC, origami cranes with the Peace and Justice Action League, fish collages with

The Lands Council, mask-making with the Spokane Civic Theatre, Recycled and Ready-made Public Service announcements with Youth Sustainability Council and Word-art with Get Lit! The costs went to benefit the MAC’s education programs. Local non-profits were also set up in booths to represent their organizations and their involvement in Spokane. The musical acts began on Friday and Saturday afternoon and ran late into the evening. There were over 10 live musical performances throughout the weekend. Too-Slim and the Taildraggers performed on Friday evening. The band is popular in Spokane and have also gained national recognition for their unique blend of classic rock, country and blues. Various works of art were for sale, ranging in price from $5 to $5,000. All profit from purchased art work went to benefit local and Northwest artists and their trades. Over 100 volunteers every year are needed to keep the event running smoothly. Naaman CordovaMuenzberg, from Make-it-art activities said that Artfest is an amazing opportunity for those wanting to boost their resumes and help the community. “It provides (the opportunity to)... build relationships with likeminded friends and work with kids and families,” he said.

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Drag show draws crowds From page 9

“I’ve seen it on posters and knew it was a drag show, but didn’t really know what it was for,” he said. “But when it was explained to me that it was a fund-raiser, I put myself fully into it, started practicing at home.” Heavily involved in the drama department and the Revelers Club, Peterson-Allen has appeared in several plays in the past, most recently in “Hole in the Sky.” “I’m excited. It’s going to be a big relief after doing Hole in the Sky,” he said. “It’s going to be a really nice change.” The recipient of this years Revelers Scholarship is Cory Carpenter. Carpenter has been active in SFCC drama productions for the past three years, doing three plays this year alone. His favorite role this year was as Casio in Shakespeare’s “Othello.” “I’m ecstatic they chose me,” said Carpenter. “It’s a great way to raise money, and a really fun show to watch. The audience has a good time, the performers have a good time and the audience really starts to give money when they see whats going on on stage.”


Sidelines

June 11 - June 18, 2009

Brianne Davis | Editor

Making a

splash Contributed by Jan Willem Stad

There are 45 lakes within 20 miles of Spokane that wakeboarders can spend time at this summer.

Allen Stover

The Communicator Wakeboarding, a sport that combines techniques from water-skiing, skateboarding, and snowboarding, is one of the many activites people are anticipating for the summer. The website washington. hometownlocator.com features a listing of the 67 lakes around Spokane where wakeboarders can go during the summer.   Evelyn Nelson, who writes for Wakeworld.com, suggests that on a boarder’s first run they figure out which foot they are comfortable with placing forward on the board, that they have their bindings and their fins secured on the board itself, as well having the rope secure to the boat.  Boarders can either start on the water or on the surface.

Nelson also says it’s important that boarders wear a life jacket for when they do fall into the water, and have a boat driver who knows that they are doing.  Once the equipment is secure, the boarder can signal to the driver that they are ready.  The driver speeds the boat up to 18 miles per hour.  When the boarder falls into the water, the driver should slow the speed of the boat as he goes back to retrieve the boarder. Wakeboarders who have experience can perform different spins and inverts that are similar to skateboarding techniques as well as wake-boarding techniques that boarders can do on the water’s surface.  According to Wakeboarder.com, one of these tricks is the Body Slide, where the boarder lies back onto the water.

Jeff Humphrey, reporter for KXLY and wakeboarding enthusiast for over 10 years, recommends the Spokane River. “It’s nice and flat,” Humphrey said.  “It’s also protected from the wind.” When it comes to buying a wakeboard, wakeboarder.com suggests that boarders who are short and lighter buy shorter boards while taller and heavier should purchase bigger boards.  They also suggest looking at the different fins and curve of a wakeboard.  Other equipment for wakeboarding includes ropes and handles, bindings, wetsuits, and life vests.  Shops that sell wake-boards include Spokane Alpha Haus and Marine located on 2925 S Regal St., the Sports Creel Specialty Sports in Spokane Valley, and the Merit Boardshop in Couer d’Alene.  

Contributed by Sheena Thompson

Josh Roper, 18, who is pursuing an A.A., and Jason Hickman, 19, Spanish major, were just two of the total 37 SFCC students who participated in the trip to Superior, Mont. for camping and whitewater rafting on the Blackfoot River north of Missoula. Gabriel Herdener, the AS Outdoor/Outreach Education Programmer, said that the rafting trip was being planned during the winter months, and they wanted to do something fun outdoors. “I’d gone before and I love rafting, plus it was an adventure with my friends,” Roper said. Roper also said that his favorite part of the trip was at night by the campfire, while Herdener adds, “The whole trip was fun, there was not really one part.” -Brianne Davis

Coach leads through experience

Jenni Rosselli brings determination, high expectations to the game Allen Stover

The Communicator Jenni Rosselli wore the white and blue uniform of a CCS volleyball player ten years ago.  Now, she finds herself on the other side of the sidelines.  Rosselli is currently the Volleyball Head Coach and a health instructor at SFCC and continues to build upon the legacy of CCS volleyball.   Born in Federal Way, Rosselli began playing volleyball in eighth grade and continued through high school.  She also competed in other sports such as basketball and track. “(I also) participated in student government,” Rosselli said.  “Volleyball was always my main sport.” 

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Rosselli was a student athlete throughout her days at SFCC and University of Memphis. “Being a student athlete is tough,” said Rosselli.  “When you have high expectations in both areas, the time commitment to achieve excellence is hard.” Although she has spent the last eight years coaching, Rosselli said she still remembers what it is like to be a student athlete. “Most strategies I brought (to CCS) were... in the forms of organizational and communicative tools,” said Rosselli.  “I run a tight ship and my athletes know what’s expected and how hard I want them to work.” According to the CCS athletics Web site, Rosselli is a two year letter winner for University of Memphis from 1997 to 1998.  The Tigers were 37-28 with Rosselli in the line up. Rosselli returned to Spokane to coach CCS volleyball after receiving her Masters of Human Movement Science and accumulating four years experience as an

only applies her standards on the volleyassistant volleyball coach. ball court, but also in her classroom. According to current assistant volley“I challenge my classes to raise their ball coach Kortney Finocchiaro, Rosselli level of understanding and commitment succeeded former coach Irene Matlock.  to their personal health and well being,” Finocchiaro says Rosselli’s duties include planning, recruiting, emailing, and check- Rosselli said. According to CCS Assistant Athletic ing on player’s grades and attendance. Director Bobby Lee, “(I am) amazed at her hours of dedication to the run a tight ship Rosselli’s passion and engame and to her team,” and my athletes ergy is something that is respected by her students she said. “I learned a lot and her peers.   about running a top-notch know what’s expected “She’s great with the and how hard I want program. students and competitive   She said she learned how them to work.” as heck,” Lee said. to recruit and stay orgaWhen she is not worknized. She also learned -Jenni Rosselli ing in the classroom, Roshow to be an effective CCS Volleyball Head Coach selli keeps herself busy coach. with a variety of hobbies, As far as recruiting is concerned, Rosselli looks for players who ranging from recruiting for volleyball, working out, reading, painting, to spendnot only strive to compete at the next ing time with her son. level, but also want to take the opportuRosselli said she has one goal she nity to compete at CCS. would like to achieve before she leaves “(I also) recruit players that are 6’5 CCS volleyball: to win an NWAACC athletic beasts with good grades that can championship.  do no wrong,” Rosselli said. Rosselli not

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130 Cumulative total of Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges championships CCS athletic teams have won.

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