Fox television Wish granted, Green means go on
show’s return has Aladdin comes to Earth Day; celebrate
HCC gleeful. HCC in May. at HCC.
see page 12 see page 13 see page 17
NO LONGER ‘INVISIBLE’
Student’s family offers hope to ex-child soldier
By John Morin
According to Invisible Children,
Lawrence Nyanzi was eight- the war in Northern Uganda
years-old when he came back from between the LRA and the Ugandan
school and witnessed a large group government has been going on for
of Ugandan rebels attacking his 23 years. Initially, it was started by
village. At the sight of his mother and a woman named Alice Lakwena.
sisters being raped, he ran off into Feeling she was inspired by the Holy
“the bush” and stayed there for five Spirit, she began a movement to
months. overthrow the Ugandan government.
“The LRA has been unstoppable. She was eventually exiled, and a
This is the longest running war in man named Joseph Kony took over.
Africa and one of the, if not the most, The Holy Spirit Movement was
overlooked humanitarian crisis in changed into the LRA, but the
history,” states Valeria Swartz, a Acholi people did not support it as
student at HCC taking sign language much. The LRA then turned to the
classes. abduction of children to fill their
The LRA stands for the Lord’s ranks. Estimates suggest that more
Resistance Army, a rebel movement than 90% of the LRA’s troops were
in Uganda that has abducted, abducted as children. In 2001, the
tortured, and killed hundreds of LRA was declared to be a terrorist
thousands of children like Lawrence. organization by the U.S. Patriot Act.
The children often become guards, “One in three boys are abducted
concubines, or soldiers. as child soldiers and one in six girls
Invisible Children, Inc., a non- [are abducted],” Swartz continues.
profit organization, shed light on this “Everyone there has a story; they
topic back in 2003 when a group of are just waiting to be heard.”
young filmmakers traveled to Africa. When friends of Swartz came
They discovered a greatly disturbing back from Uganda last summer,
and little-known crisis in which she learned about Invisible Children
“children are both the weapons and though them. They had met a house
the victims.” Their documentary, full of boys and gave Swartz their
Invisible Children: Rough Cut, emails.
contributed by Valeria Swartz highlights the painful truth about “I started to email them. I have 11
Lawrence is pictured here with his pet monkey, Oscar. Lawrence was one of many ‘invisible
children’ forced to fight in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda. child soldiers in Uganda. >> continued page 3
John Schwarz slams his way to All-Conference team
By Cliff Dodd
Harford Community College’s athletic department goal percentage.
has had numerous recognized athletes, including one Schwarz’s many
who stands out due to his talent, teamwork, motivation, accomplishments led to
and overall exceptional performance. This outstanding a recent selection to the
athlete is John Schwarz, a power forward/center for The Maryland Junior College
Fighting Owls’ basketball team. First-Team All-Conference
John Schwarz, 20, has had many accomplishments team. Even after such a great
in the realm of basketball. This is not a surprise since personal achievement, he still
he has been playing this sport since his dad taught remains modest by saying he
him more than 12 years ago, and he has taken every feels he did well, but could’ve
opportunity he had to play and better himself. John done better.
has also continually participated in AAV, a summer John is a business major
basketball league. and plans on transferring from
Straight out of high school, Schwarz was accepted HCC to a four-year Division One
to Mt. St. Mary’s University on a basketball scholarship. college. Eventually, he says, he
Schwarz says this accomplishment, along with his score would like to go overseas and
of 42 points and 21 rebounds in one game, were two of play for a professional team.
his proudest moments during his basketball career. If his past performance is
This season, Schwarz had the highest points per any indication, expect to hear
game average for the regular season at 14.2 points per the name John Schwarz in the
game. He was also second on the team with an average professional arena within the John Schwarz showcases his dunking ability which led Bobby Parker
of 8.1 rebounds per game and third with a .503 field next few years. Harford’s basketball team this season.
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2/EDITORIAL APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
From the Editor’s Desk: The elements can’t stop adventure!
By Rebecca White
Editor In Chief
ideas and discuss the diversity of
New York City: flashing lights, our newspaper.
soaring buildings, congested Perkins affirms, “Everything
streets; this is truly a city that nev- seems so much bigger from such
er sleeps. Home of the New York a small world like Harford County.
Times, the city hosted a college All the students who attended
media conference at an extrava- came from different walks, and it
gant hotel directly in Times Square. made it all the more interesting.”
Several members of the staff of the Attending the conference was
Harford Owl had the incredible op- a tremendous opportunity to gain
portunity to attend this conference. suggestions and knowledge from
Managing Editor, Stephanie Per- some truly remarkable individu-
kins and I were able to attend the als with experience and exposure
Newsroom Management for News- to the demanding, yet exciting
paper Editors workshop, run by world of journalism. As newspa-
Mark Witherspoon, editorial advisor pers transition from print to online
to Iowa State Daily, and Bill Elsen, and the world explodes with cur-
former editor in chief of the Wash- rent events, this is truly the most
ington Post. We had the opportu- exciting time in journalism.
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nity to meet with other editors from As Editor in Chief, I was able The torrential rain in New York City did not stop Rebecca White, Editor in Chief, and Stephanie
around the country and absorb to obtain some useful tips to fur- Perkins, Managing Editor, from attending the College Media Conference.
ther increase the quality of learn more about preparing photos
our newspaper concerning to print and how to prepare for the
depth of content, visual dis- inevitable change to online news
play, the importance of ac- pages. My workshop was special-
curacy and delegating, and ized and informative, but it was also
other essential factors that a whole lot of fun. New York was
an editor should compre- definitely a perfect setting, despite
hend and value. the consistent downpour. Every
According to Mark With- time I go to New York I remember
erspoon, “Great journalism learning about the fathers of yellow
is providing people with journalism: Pulitzer and Hearst. The
the information they need conference was definitely the expe-
to make educated and in- rience of a lifetime.”
formed decisions about The members of the staff who
how to lead their lives indi- took part in this conference were
vidually and communally.” able to gain a valuable experience
Andrew Windham, who to individually enhance their skills
attended Photo Prep Web and strengths. Not even torrential
and Print, affirms, “The rain could dim the lights of this in-
conference was definitely credible city nor the knowledge we
a unique and beneficial returned with and experiences we
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Not even rain can dim the lights of New York City. experience. I was able to gained from this conference.
Make Harford count: Why the census matters
By Sheila Terry
Assistant Director for
Marketing & Public Relations guardians’ household, you should States, citizens and noncitizens, to College and community. The data
be accounted for on your parents’ be counted. Every year, the federal also give us a voice in Congress as
The census forms for 2010 or guardians’ household form. government distributes more than it is used to determine the number
have been mailed to each of our The ten-question form takes ten $400 billion to state, local, and of seats each state has in the House
households. Since the Census is minutes to complete and this makes tribal governments based on the of Representatives.
so important to our community, it the shortest in the history of the count – fundings used for new Please complete and mail back
Harford Community College Census. By law, your responses roads, schools, hospitals, and your form and encourage your
wants to make sure you and cannot be shared with anyone, the enhancement of important family, friends and neighbors to do
your household are counted by including other federal agencies community programs. the same. For more information,
completing the form and mailing it and law enforcement entities. Organizations like HCC often use visit 2010.census.gov or www.
back. If you commute to school and The U.S. Constitution requires Census data to apply for grants for harfordcountymd.gov/census.
reside full time at your parents’ or every person living in the United programs that are important to our Source: 2010.census.gov
the Chief Designer: Taylor Lambert
HaRfoRd Owl Editor in Chief: Rebecca White Chief Advisor: Claudia Brown
Managing Editor: Stephanie Perkins Circulation Managers: Blair Brugh &
Business/Ad Manager: Marissa Horsey Jovonne Skinner
The Harford Owl is published eight times a year by the Business Advisor: Joseph Cunningham
Visual, Performing and Applied Arts Division through Opinions Editors: Ryan Langrehr & Bailey O’Malia
participation of students in journalism courses. This Entertainment Editor: Nadia Kaczkowski Freelance Contributors: Sheila Terry, Kayla
newspaper is published as a learning tool for those
Features Editor: John Morin Cross, Madelyn Danner, Erica Dunsen, Eva Jones,
students. The Owl accepts letters-to-the-editor, up to Cathy Boston, Erin Stanley, Ralph Aquino, Valerie
300 words in length. All letters must be signed. We Sports Editors: Kiel Campo & Wendell Gowie
reserve the right to edit letters, if space is a consideration. Photo Editor: Andrew Windham Swain, Mary Austin, Nancy Dow, Sharoll Love,
Advertising will be accepted as deemed appropriate
Staff Writers & Photographers: Amy Kreisel, Jessica Ambrose, Bryan Merlock, Paul Valle,
to the mission of this institution. Students interested Valeria Swartz, Bobby Parker, Chris Heard, Chrissy
in participating as staff contributors can contact the Alexa Geuss, Cliff Dodd, Arline Bazemore, Marissa
Editor in Chief, Rebecca White or the Managing Editor, Gallagher, Andy O, Sarah Smith & Alyson Ballard DeHaven, Leslie Connery, Robert Parrott, Rachel
Stephanie Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or the
Technical Advisors: Julie Cioccio Vrankin, Jim Alley, & Laura Hutton
advisor, Claudia Brown, at email@example.com.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 news/3
Serving the Lakota in South Dakota
By Rebecca White
Editor in Chief
“This spring break was an eye
opener. I could not believe what I
was seeing: houses with no win-
dows or doors and some without
roofs,” comments Stefanie Leone
after her class spring break trip to
the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation
in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The class spent their spring
break serving the residents of this
area, focusing on the rehabilita-
tion of homes and learning about
the Lakota culture.
Some of the projects students
took part in were building wheel-
chair ramps, re-roofing, window
installation or building and install-
Leone says, “My group was
working on a woman’s house,
[named Gene] that was burned
down and it took the fire depart-
ment three hours to get there. I
photo contributed by Chris Heard
HCC students Kevin Miksis, Nicki Byrne, Aubrey Smith, and Stefanie Leone enjoy a hike in the Badlands with fellow volunteer, Molly
Carter (center) from Allegheny College.
could not believe how We visited Wound-
much we got accom- ed Knee, the bad-
plished, and the smile on lands, schools, a
her face and seeing how church, and a re-
happy she was to see a straunt called Bet-
roof on her new home was ty’s Kitchen.”
the most amazing feeling.” While the stu-
Additionally, the class dents shared their
visited the historical site time and energy,
Wounded Knee to reflect the Native Ameri-
on Native American histo- cans of Pine Ridge
ry. They stayed at volun- shared their cul-
teer dorms and prepared ture and wisdom.
their own meals and ate in The saying “mita-
a communal setting kuye oyasin” truly
Leone adds, “A quote brought different
that I really liked was ‘mi- people together to
takuye oyasin,’ which rebuild a commu-
photo contributed by Chris Heard
Kevin Miksis builds a roof truss for the home of Jean means we are all related. nity in need. photo contributed by Chris Heard
Jumping Eagle. Stefanie Leone installs roof trusses at a home near Wounded
Knee, South Dakota.
Bringing visibility to the ‘Invisible’ they were tossed into a pit filled with Invisible Children is having a
>> continued from page 1 decaying corpses. 10-week American “Legacy Tour”
“Whenever I remember this, I in which these people who have
pen pals in total, and I immediately cry and ask God for forgiveness,” overcome so much can share their
connected with Lawrence,” Swartz Nyanzi wrote. “I was in pain and stories, as well as a screening of
relates. regretted [that I had] been born.” their films. Colleges can book a
In a letter written to Swartz’s Eventually, they were rescued screening and learn more at www.
parents, Lawrence Nyanzi shared by the Uganda People’s Defense invisiblechildren.com.
the rest of his story. When he Forces (UPDF). For a while Lawrence
returned to his village, everyone lived on the street of Mbale, until he
had been killed and the village burnt was taken to a safe house run by
down. Left alone, he traveled forty Active Blessing. Nyanzi is now 14,
miles to a camp outside his village. and after the Swartz family heard
One night, however, rebels his story they decided to adopt him.
attacked the camp, killing some They have to go through background
and abducting others, including checks, health and mental health
Nyanzi. They had to march through examinations, as well as a home
the forest to Sudan, where the study to see how they react with one
rebels resided. The child soldiers another.
courtesy of Invisible Children Inc. were forced to cut the breasts and “I am happy now and pray every
According to www.humantitarianinfo.org, sometimes lips and mouths off of
250,000 children in Northern Uganda receive no
day,” Nyanzi continues. “I am happy
education. Sixty percent of the schools are non- women. They were also forced to God placed me in a family, [and that
functional because of the war, leaving schools eat human feces. When a group of He has] removed all the wounds
that are functioning grossly overcrowded, with boys refused to eat a dead human,
300 students for every one teacher. from my heart!”
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Paralegal professor lays down the law
By Alexa Geuss
Staff Writer witness preparation, preparation coordinate placements for the interns
of court documents, knowledge of with local law firms or government
Paralegal studies is one of the technology, [and] knowledge of court agencies. During the semester, I
fastest growing industries in today’s rules, procedures,” Profili states. monitor their work performance and
legal profession. In our nation’s “I came to paralegal studies meet with the supervising attorneys
capital alone, there are over 40,000 because I am interested in the to evaluate the intern’s experience,”
attorneys who have at least two analytical aspect of law and research she states.
paralegals each. That means there and writing. Paralegals provide a “I find the most rewarding part
are approximately 80,000 paralegals tremendous wealth of resources to of my job is placing interns into
in Washington D.C. alone. the legal profession, so I feel it is an the workplace and seeing them
Paralegals act as the liaison especially important area to work in.” perform their duties responsibly and
between the attorney and the client. Professor Profili has not always professionally,” Profili states.
Paralegal studies is the field where been interested in paralegal studies. Professor Profili shares, “I enjoy
students learn to perform duties “In college,” Profili begins, “I always comedy and am a Seinfeld junkie.”
that assist legal professionals. They wanted to be a news reporter, so She also is a native of Harford County.
help provide cost-effective legal I worked for the campus TV and She graduated from Edgewood
services. Areas of work can be highly radio station. I haven’t worked as a High School in 1984. She went to
specialized, such as bankruptcy, or reporter yet, but maybe someday!” the University of Maryland, College
more general. Professor Profili has worked for Park and got her Bachelors degree
At Harford Community College, the state legislature, law clerking for a in Journalism. She now resides on
Anne Marie Profili is a professor for judge in the Circuit Court for Harford a family farm in Fallston with her
the Paralegal Studies department. County, at a private law firm in Bel husband and three sons.
“Paralegals work for government Air, and being a sole practitioner for Teachers at HCC have interesting
agencies, federal, state and local the past 13 years. past experiences. Professor Profili
governments, private law firms and As a paralegal professor, Profili studied in London in 1987, went
Andrew Windham/Harford Owl private industry. Duties include legal has many duties outside of the actual to school for Journalism, ended
For Professor Profili, the most rewarding part of teaching
in the Paralegal Studies dept. is placing interns and seeing
research and writing, discovery, teaching. “In addition to teaching, up becoming a paralegal, and is
them perform duties professionally and responsibly. communication with clients, I supervise the paralegal interns. I teaching full time at HCC.
Open forums introduce presidential candidates to community
By Rebecca White
Editor in Chief
BSW in Social Work from Western ences and methods,
Maryland College. However, af- as well as his plans for
In pursuit of a new president for ter the open forum held at HCC, Harford. Dr. Talley as-
the college, the campus hosted Dawn Lindsay accepted the Presi- serts, “We need to give
open forums at various times to dency at her very own college. the students the tools
provide students, faculty, staff, Gaining her first teaching expe- they need to create
and the community an opportunity rience at the University of Texas, their future… We need
to meet the final candidates and Dr. Danette E. Toone has accom- to meet students where
pose questions to better under- plished countless undertakings in they are.
stand the experience each can- her position, such as enhancing According to Bradley
didate has, as well as their future the library, working side by side Stover, Chair of Harf-
plans for the college. with the community, and develop- ord Community College
Dr. Dawn Lindsay, Interim Pres- ing the bioscience institute, which Board of Trustees, three
ident of Glendale College, served she says is “outside of the box supplementary candi-
Glendale College since 2007 and thinking; education that isn’t nec- dates were requested Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
became Executive Vice Presi- essarily traditional.” to participate in open Two of the final candidates address the campus community.
dent in 2009. Gaining a Doctor- Dr. Frederico J. Talley, Vice public forums and view
ate in Organizational Leadership President and Dean of the Leon- the campus, as well as meet with The new President of HCC will
from Pepperdine University, Dawn ardtown Campus of the College the Board of Trustees. Dr. Myrtle be announced following a final de-
Lindsay received her Master’s in of Southern Maryland and for- Dorsey, Dr. Dennis Golladay, and cision made by the members of
Educational Counseling, a Bach- mer President of Olivet College, Dr. Bradley Ebersole are the addi- the Presidential Search Commit-
elor’s degree in Psychology, and a shared some of his past experi- tional candidates. tee, led by Dr. Jay Valdes.
Reconnect Alum advises students and coaches tennis
with Harford: By Kayla Cross
Special to the Owl
Academic advisors at Harford University in 1996, where he double- they should start at a community
Community College listen to majored in marketing and sports college. Especially when you live
students’ stories and career goals, management. His love of sports is in Harford County, you should start
but rarely have an opportunity to what originally led him to work at right here, even if it’s just for a year.”
share their own stories. Many, such Harford Community College as a While he may potentially want
as George Budelis, who attended tennis coach in 1998. to move up in the advising or
Harford Community College as a Budelis is still a tennis coach at athletic departments, Budelis said
student, return later to help out future the college, and says he really enjoys he is happy with his job now. A job
students. it. change would require him to put
Budelis, 40, graduated from While coaching tennis at Harford, in more hours away from home, a
Harford Community College in he eventually got into the advising commitment he is not willing to make
1991, with a degree in business sector and is currently a student yet.
administration. development specialist. This career “I like the ability to go home and
“I just kind of picked a major,” he field has given him the opportunity spend time with my kids right now,
said. “I didn’t really have a reason for to help students attending Harford but maybe one day…,” he said.
picking business and when I got to Community College, and he When not working, Budelis
my bachelor’s degree I realized that recommends the college to those spends most of his time with his wife
wasn’t the best major for me and I who aren’t currently attending. of five years and two kids, one-year-
contributed by Marketing
added a second major in sports “I think people at 18 aren’t ready old Lillian and four-year-old Austin.
George Budelis is dedicated to helping HCC management when I got to Towson.” to move away to four-year schools He enjoys playing poker in his spare
students determine their career paths. He later graduated from Towson for the most part,” he said. “I think time as well.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 OPINIONS/ 7
Small businesses as American Small businesses,
as apple pie Small Businesses vs. Corporations
By Bailey O’Malia By Ryan Langrehr
Opinions Editor Opinions Editor
America’s economy was founded on What’s so wrong about making
small businesses. Back in the day, you money? American small businesses
used to be able to walk into your local blame corporations for siphoning
store and be greeted with familiar faces customers and profit, but would any
and familiar products. But somewhere of them feel guilty if they were as
along the line, the personal connection successful? The truth is, complaints from
was lost. small businesses stem from something
Today we see giant corporations like familiar to everyone – jealousy.
Wal-Mart and Target move into small Corporations are so prevalent in the
towns and destroy the market for small modern world because they do business
business owners. The main problem efficiently and profitably. For example, a
with corporations dominating the mar- large chain store like Target has security
ket is that the money spent is not put to prevent theft, and Human Resources to
back into the community. address their employee’s problems. They
When you spend money at your local are also an equal-opportunity employer,
business, 100% of the money is put in preventing racism, bias, and conflicts of
their hands and will be spent through- interest.
out the local area. But when you spend Small businesses are vulnerable to
money at a larger corporation, you can theft, whether it’s from shoplifters or
only hope their employees will spend employees skimming from the register.
their paychecks in a way that will ben- Also, a good portion of small businesses
efit the local economy. This means that are family-operated, which may put
a huge portion of profits will never be money back into the community, but it
seen by anyone in the surrounding area. also breeds conflicts of interest within the
The small business is crucial to Amer- workplace – working with people you live
ican society. The National Telecommu- with or have to get along with definitely
nications and Information Administra- creates problems.
tion reported that small businesses are While small business profits may find
responsible for 52% of all U.S. sales their way back into the local economy,
and contribute about 21% of all man- Andrew Windham/Harford Owl large corporations often donate small
ufactured U.S. exports. Even more surprising, in this equation is 1-800-flowers. Customers are percentages of their multi-billion dollar profit
small businesses pay 45% of total U.S. payroll also getting the short end of the stick because towards local schools and communities.
according to Small Business Notes. Therefore, the florist is forced to under-fill the order and the Corporations also benefit from their established
if small businesses are failing, so is the United customer almost never receives what is pictured. success – having a successful brand name and
States economy. This is only one example of the numerous issues an appealing store attracts customers. To suggest
It is not hard to find injustices in big business. within the corporate world. that successful companies should be looking out
I work in a small florist shop where we are forced It is important for consumers to consider for local small businesses is ridiculous; remember
to take orders from corporations like 1-800-flow- where their money is going when they make a that corporations were once in the same position
ers because they dominate the market, but we purchase. Americans need to realize that the as the businesses they have a significant
are lucky to make a mere $5.00 per order. The country as we know it cannot exist without the advantage over.
really unfair part is that the only one benefiting presence of small business. Years of continued profit and growth elevated
them to the status they are today, so why can’t
Children create restaurant chaos
By Stephanie Perkins
small businesses strive to follow that example? If a
business makes good money, attracts customers,
works efficiently, and manages its employees
Managing Editor successfully, they’re not siphoning business.
Corporations attract customers and money, with
ing, whining, crying, making unnecessary mess- one of the founding principles of the basis of this
es, and generally being annoying, just to name country – capitalism.
a few. I cannot even fathom the amount of food
wasted by kids dumping or throwing it onto the our meal. We were never, in any way, rewarded
floor and at each other. for bad behavior.
More often than not, kids decide to run around Just the other day, there were two young girls
and be loud when we are most busy. I can re- with two women, who I would assume were
member countless young children who would their mothers, at my counter. Between the two
wander around the dining room, bothering and of them, they were terribly rude to me and their
bumping other patrons and employees. mothers. While one girl was talking to the other,
The question that comes first to my mind is, one of the mothers corrected her, to which the
“Where are their parents?” Unfortunately, a trend girl replied, “I corrected myself, mom, so zip it!”
when going out to eat lately is to let kids be ob- I think a part of this problem stems from par-
noxious, rude, and messy among many other ents giving their children whatever they want, and
things. then the kids going ballistic when they don’t get
contributed by Stephanie Perkins
Not too long ago, my co-workers were telling what they want. I remember watching part of an
“Kids eat free on Tuesday” or “Family Night me about a table that sounded too rude and evil episode of My Super Sweet Sixteen, and this girl
Wednesdays” are a few ways restaurants bring to be true. Although the parents complained and never worried about how much anything cost be-
in families, especially ones with young children. demanded the entire check be “comped,” what cause her mother was right behind her with her
Though business is booming, advertising a night absolutely floored me was that even the children credit card or she just lent her daughter the card.
especially for young and sometimes intolerable told my general manager that he was terrible at I don’t remember if it was the same episode, but
children doesn’t seem like such a good idea. his job and demanded he take their horrible food another girl practically made her father take her
While the average family eats out at least once away. brand new car back because of something trivial
a week, according to Sandelman & Associates, Parents are exceptionally important in teach- like paint or interior color.
children can make the dining experience less ing their kids just about everything, but especial- I don’t think I’ll ever understand why some of
than enjoyable through their uncorrected behav- ly in how they interact with others in public. In his this new generation of parents seems to not care
ior. life, my father never let myself or my siblings act how their kids act. I do know, however, that I will
Common actions of kids that come into my out in public without consequence. We did not never pass this lack of social respect onto my
place of employment include running, scream- get dessert if we didn’t finish a select portion of own children.
8/OPINIONS APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
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Why is there no one around to direct traffic
flow during peak times on campus? -Victoria Corkran
According to Security Officer Ruark, implementing someone to direct traffic at the main entrance (Entrance three by Edgewood Hall) would
actually slow down the speed at which you are able to exit the campus. “While seeing an officer may make you feel better it is really only
an illusion” says Officer Ruark, it was found that directing traffic extends the back up along Thomas Run road and increases wait time by
up to two-three minutes during peak hours (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). HCC plans on extending parking lot A (the lot in front of the Aberdeen Hall)
over the summer so that you will be able to exit directly onto Entrance Six (near Wawa) this also means the addition of a potential 50-60
parking spots. There is also the possibility of putting a traffic circle at Entrance Three to increase the flow of traffic onto Thomas Run. For
now, the best option is to utilize alternate entrances like Entrance Six.
Why can’t students use the theater in the
Chesapeake Center for free? -Kirby Kelbaugh
According to Dave Dunaway, superviser of the Chesapeake Center’s theater bookings,
“Student groups get rooms rent free, but there are charge backs. We really could not op-
erate efficiently if we allowed unexpected costs to come up time after time, so we could
not give the theater away, without recovering those costs.” Some of the unexpected costs
can include operation and maintenance of the theater during and after any kind of event.
“In this case, we would have to hire custodial and technicians who would not otherwise be
on duty, which is another unexpected cost. “We attempt to break even,” says Dunaway.
Throwing salt on snail mail
By Cliff Dodd
United States Postal service has been suggestions that is being brought up cell phone or that familiar voice saying,
purging more and more money. It is to the Postal Regulatory Commission “You’ve got mail.”
putting the USPS in the same, if not later this month is to stop mail We need to support the USPS. It
worse, position than AIG and any of the delivery on Saturdays in addition to is a service we have come to expect
other major failing companies, except Sundays. This, of course, is causing and depend on for the last 235 years.
for one big difference: a government quite a ruckus among a few people Allowing them to move forward is vital to
bail out would not be a permanent fix. to say the least. ensure that this service, which we take
According to two outside One thing is painfully clear; the for granted, can continue and thrive.
consultants to the post office, they will times, they are a-changing, and Snail mail, as we so affectionately
lose almost a quarter-trillion dollars traditional methods of meeting the called it, has been loyally serving us
over the next decade. That is an need for service must evolve. If this through rain, sleet, and snow. But now,
average of 25 billion dollars a year or means that we can only get mail five after all this time, we are not even willing
68 million dollars a day. Any company days a week in order to save this to let the beloved mail person take an
that is losing this much money, institution, then so be it. extra day off so we could keep him (or
no matter how big, must change I’d have to admit that one of my her) for a few more years.
something to fix it. Not doing so would favorite parts of the day is going to So I say, let the post office deliver
Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
not only be bad business sense, but the mailbox and getting that package five days a week so they can stay
The U.S. Postal service is officially complete madness. that I have been waiting for or that in business long enough for our
in trouble. There have been some suggestions letter from a loved one that I didn’t grandchildren to know the feeling of
Since the growing popularity of though that may be able to fix the even expect. This I can appreciate a running to the mailbox and getting that
instant messaging and email, the problem for the time being. One of the great deal more than a beep on my special letter.
Foster parents, stepping stones in student’s life
By Chrissy DeHaven
Special to the Owl
my adoption, but eventually released and a few years later my Mommom I love my parents deeply and can
My mother died a day after I was his parental rights; I was adopted in joined him. never repay them enough for giving a
born; my life would change from that October 1978 by Gene and Joan They were the stepping stones little curly haired blond girl a chance at
moment on. Gall. They had already adopted one of my life, and I truly believe I would a better life.
My parents were never married. daughter, who was six at the time. not be who I am today if it were not
My father had my two-year-old I was raised in the same house my for them. I was their only foster
brother, and employees at Social parents still live in today. child; it broke their hearts that they
Services were not confident he could As I grew up, I continued to visit couldn’t adopt me.
handle a toddler and a newborn. I my foster parents for holidays or just Mind you, they both lived
ended up in a foster care home at whenever I wanted. My Poppop was until I was in my early 20’s. At
four days old; the owners were Ross actually the person who taught me my Poppop’s funeral, I was
and Margaret Caudill, or to me, my how to drive in a little yellow truck offered any of his belongings as a
Mommom and Poppop. that he had. I remember roasting memento. The only thing I wanted
They lived on a small farm in Havre chestnuts in his basement in the fall was a brown, oval, almost flat rock
de Grace and had grown children. and collecting fresh eggs with my that I had found when I was two, and
Their home was off the main road Mommom. my Poppop carried it in his wallet
and had three gardens, a chicken My Poppop was able to see my until he died. Unfortunately before
coop and a pond. They nicknamed first son; he would reminisce about I had been offered mementos, the
me Sissy, I was born Voneta Marie, how he was “into everything” just like rock had been thrown away, as no
and I was adopted as Chrissy Laurel. I was. My Mommom was eventually one knew its true meaning.
Ironic that Sissy and Chrissy rhymed. moved to a nursing home as she My story is a very happy and contributed by Chrissy DeHaven
The Caudill’s were considered too suffered from Alzheimer’s. It broke fortunate one. I am one of the good Chrissy DeHaven, shown here, was adopted
old to adopt me. My father fought my heart when my Poppop died, cases that came out of the system. shortly after this photo was taken.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 OPINIONS/9
From the desk of... Professor Danner
Should MD legalize medical marijunana? By ProfessorSpecial to the Owl
that of a recreational user.
Is “medical necessity” for real,
induced nausea and vomiting.
However, those suffering from
What are the best
or is it a scheme developed by these maladies say it is not enough. April Fools’ pranks
those seeking to decriminalize
marijuana? Although the evidence
Only 10-20% of the administered
dose of Marinol reaches the you’ve seen?
is more anecdotal than research- systemic circulation. Inhaled
based, there is documentation to marijuana bypasses the liver, thus
support its use in some medical reaching the circulation in higher
conditions. concentrations to greater effect.
The cannabinoid in marijuana The medical community is
latches on to receptors in the brain, conflicted about its legalization.
spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Because of regulatory and ethical
Here they can alter nerve sensation concerns, there are few controlled
to decrease pain, increase gastric studies on marijuana; those
motility to decrease nausea, and that exist are inconsistent as to
inhibit the vomiting center in the its effectiveness. Due to lack
brain. The Institute of Medicine of standardization of potency,
found therapeutic value in the use available dosing guidelines are
of cannabinoids for pain relief, difficult to apply.
nausea and vomiting, and appetite There are also concerns about
stimulation. side effects. Although advocates
Patients suffering from say it is safer than many prescribed
chemotherapy-induced nausea and drugs, according to research by J.
Andrew Windham/Harford Owl vomiting, severe weight loss due to Seamon, Jennifer A. Fass, Maria
Prof. Danner is an Asst. Professor of Nursing. anorexia, or muscle spasms due to Maniscalco-Feictl, and Nada A.
In January, bills were introduced multiple sclerosis are just a few of Abu-Shraie, it causes dizziness, “I heard the fountain
into the Maryland General Assembly
that would allow doctors to legally
the patients marijuana is purported
to help. “Medical Marijuana” is
induces psychosis, memory
defects, and bone loss among other
outside the library was
prescribe marijuana for patients. technically available now. Two things. Smoking marijuana may filled with soap.”
Current Maryland law allows a pills formulated with synthetic also lead to respiratory disease. Professor Sara Cole
claim of marijuana for “medical cannabinoid, Marinol and Cesamet, Will Maryland become the 15th
necessity.” Although still illegal, the are FDA approved for appetite state to legalize marijuana for
penalty is reduced compared to stimulation and chemotherapy- medical purposes? Should it?
Death of a dialect
By Erica Dunsen
Special to the Owl
taking her civilization with her. Her
husband had passed away years
before her and they did not have
She was called Boa Sr. by the
people that discovered her before
her death. Boa Sr. was 85 years old
and the last person in the world who
spoke the 70,000 year old language
that many believe was spoken
before people migrated from Africa.
This really disturbed me to know
that a culture is actually extinct in “I gave my friend a lotto
this day in age especially since there ticket and said it was
are so many organizations that have
been established to preserve the the winning numbers.”
cultures around the world. I was in Ethan Gilbert
complete shock to know that there
contributed by Leslie Connery
isn’t really anyone left of these
There are so many characteristics people.
that make up one’s culture. One of It made me wonder how I would
the biggest characteristics is one’s feel if I was the last person in
language. But what happens when Maryland. I think I would feel lonely
a language is gone forever? What more than anything else. Also it
happens when everything you once would depress me to know that
knew is no longer existent and every moral that was passed down
cannot even be a memory because from generation to generation as a
everyone that you identified with is code of ethics to live by would no
gone? longer exist. My people would be
That’s just a ridiculous thought in gone forever.
this day and age because cultures Boa Sr. certainly isn’t that last
have been diffused tremendously person to live in a civilization that
and there has to be documentation will be extinct. I feel that it is our
from where everything started from, duty as citizens of the world to
right? Surprisingly this is incorrect. have documentation and education
India’s Andaman region is the available for cultures that will one
home of many ancient languages day be lost. This information will help
like the Boa language. The Boa countries make decisions about
language was communication for many things such as agriculture, “I once filled my friend’s
the Great Andamanese and it is
now officially distinct as of February
ethics, war, etc.
I hope that this event will open
car with golf balls.”
2010. This is because the last of the eyes of many and a call of Dustin Horsman
woman of the tribe passed away action is enforced.
10/AD APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 ENTERTAINMENT/11
La Tolteca: Cultural experience and a vegetarian fiesta
By Robert Parrott
Special to the Owl
My girlfriend is vegan. This only vegetarian, not as pure, but
doesn’t mean she’s from another somehow she overlooks that and
star system, though people often still goes out with me.
look at us like she is, but that’s We love Mexican, and our
probably because she’s so cute and favorite local spot is La Tolteca in
elf-like. But really, it only means she Bel Air, which also has a location a
doesn’t eat animal products. I’m little closer to HCC that gives a 10%
discount to students.
Just entering this
place lifts your spirits
with the colorful
murals, and hand-
painted chairs. The
Mariachi music is
upbeat almost to Robert Parrott
the point of silly, but Exciting entrees please customers of all ages at La Tolteca.
has the friendliest feeling, even in February. summer squash, onions, tomatoes,
staff you’ll find in a Mexican food is great for mushrooms, and bell peppers.
restaurant. vegetarians, and we can’t help And did I mention the sauce?
We start with the sharing La Tolteca’s veggie fajita, With flavor like this, who says vegan
complimentary fresh priced at $7.99, a dish that makes cuisine has to be dull? I’m talking so
tortilla chips and my mouth water just thinking about delectable I can’t imagine leaving
salsa, plus a side it. even a drop behind.
of their excellent Our waiter, Beto, brings it to our When our check comes, it’s so
guacamole, priced table with a proud flourish, veggies low I want to throw my hat down on
at $2.99. Here the sizzling on a cast-iron platter that the floor and do a Mexican dance
atmosphere colludes wafts a great cloud of happy steam. around it while my girlfriend plays the
with the fun flavors to Simmering in savory sauce, ready maracas. But even for omnivores,
transport us south- to be rolled into fresh flour tortillas and those who relish the salt-rimmed
La Tolteca offers the perfect atmosphere to indulge in delectable veggie of-the-border for a that can hardly contain their juicy Margarita, this place offers the whole
platters, savory fajitas, fresh salsa, and more. refreshing tropical goodness is a plethora of zucchini, enchilada. ¡Olé!
C r i t i c ’ s c o r n e r
The future of movies: To 3-D or not to 3-D? Muse rocks out at First Mariner Arena
By Andy O By Stephanie Perkins
Staff Writer those darn glasses, its going to be Managing Editor
cumbersome to have to keep 3-D but little did I know they would play a
Have you noticed that within glasses around the TV and to wear This concert can only be de- bigger role later in the night.
the last year the movie industry them all the time. scribed as the most epically visually As I was talking with other concert-
has revolutionized 3-D films for a The place where you watch appealing concert I have attended, goers, the buildings started to light up.
new generation and now television TV will have to change with and that’s saying something. People were walking and falling down
manufactures are gambling by recommended distance from the I was barely lucky enough to get the stairs in the building in a most ar-
bringing these 3-D experiences to screen and positioning to be directly these tickets, considering general tistic fashion. Suddenly, the sides of
your home? This year Avatar has in front of it, meaning viewing 3-D admission tickets without seats were the buildings drop, and each member
become the highest grossing film from side angles you will lose the sold out by the time I had enough of Muse was a good 10 feet in the air
of all time and Alice in Wonderland true effect. The fact that five to ten money. Muse is a U.K.-based band on a platform.
is raking in money with a heavily percent of people can’t see 3-D that rarely tours in the United States. Being their most popular song, they
hyped 3-D marketing campaign. and others have noted dizziness For those of you who are not familiar started out with “Resistance.” They of
Disney is making a interesting and headaches there is a risk that with the band, their most recent pop- course included other hits such as “Su-
decision announcing the DVD and a large chunk of us just can’t enjoy ular single is entitled “Resistance.” permassive Black Hole,”“Undisclosed
Blu-ray as early as June hoping to the technology. For whatever reason, Muse was Desires,” and “Starlight.”
capitalize and start 3-D in the home. The content will be a major touring with Silversun Pickups and The show itself was just visually
As for 3-D televisions, they will be hurdle since only two networks only them. It’s understandable be- stunning. This huge cube that had
hitting stores everywhere soon and ESPN and Discovery will have 3-D cause they’re both on the indie multiple screens on its faces always
the question is “Is it worth it?” channels ready in June and those scene, but just two bands can be re- had some visual such as one of the
The ability to have immersive, will be subscriber based packages. ally boring. guys playing, lyrics, or just some
entertaining and unique 3-D content will also come this year I was disappointed that I didn’t beautiful imagery.
experiences in the living room does from Blu-ray movies and expect make the beginning of Silversun After they originally ended, every-
sound interesting and promising; 3-D enabled games on the PS3 and Pickups’ set, because they played one screamed for them to come back.
however, the cost efficiency and Xbox 360. my favorite song, “Little Lover’s So After a few more songs, they finally
technology may not be there yet. Yes, I will admit that movies Polite.” Besides that, they played an ended with possibly my favorite Muse
Only 62% of televisions in have gotten a bit more impressive amazing set. You could tell a lot of song, “Knights of Cydonia.” It capped
America are even a HD model, and and immersive in 3-D, but that people weren’t there to see them in off the end of one of my most favorite
this change is asking consumers doesn’t necessarily translate to particular, but they were trying to get concert experiences.
to spend thousands more for an the home due to the costs and into their eclectic rhythms and Brian So I’ll admit, the tickets were kind
even newer television that only inconveniences. Aubert’s strange yet soothing vocals. of pricey, but the show is worth it.
comes with one to two pairs of I did enjoy both Avatar and Alice While they were playing, I noticed Even if they’re not your genre, give
3-D glasses. That’s right: on top of in Wonderland in the IMAX 3-D these humungous props on stage. them a chance. The time and effort
the cost for a new TV you will also theaters and recommend spending These giant building-looking struc- they put into these visually stunning
need few hundred for extra pairs of the extra money for these two hour tures that you could tell were made effects and also considering how far
glasses. experiences, but I feel we are not of cloth stood in the background they have to come to make all this
So that’s my next thought for ready for that kind of investment in and blended in well. I personally just happen just for some American fans
why this isn’t a great idea yet it’s the home. thought it was part of Silversun’s set, makes it all worth the while.
12/ENTERTAINMENT APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
April brings Glee back to Fox
By Stephanie Perkins
On December 9, 2009, more than eight million
Americans were left wondering what’s next for
McKinley High School’s Glee Club. Season one’s
first half ended with McKinley’s New Directions
winning sectionals, despite the foul play within
the other schools. With this victory came the
downfall of the Cheerios’ coach, Sue Sylvester,
played by Jane Lynch, who has been trying to
stop the group from its very beginnings.
So what is next for this hit musical-comedy?
Since as early as October, there have been ru-
mors of an all-Madonna episode. Well, they are
more than rumors now. Planned to be the sec-
ond airing episode this April, “The Power of Ma-
donna” is to contain hits such as “Vogue,” “Like
a Virgin,” “Crazy for You,” and “Like a Prayer.”
This episode is also said to feature Lynch, and
possibly even Madonna as performers this time
Creator Ryan Murphy will keep the audience
seeing stars as compared to the first half of Sea-
son one. Olivia Newton-John is rumored to be
performing “Physical” with Lynch. Jennifer Lopez
has shown interest in doing the show, but has
not confirmed to be on board just yet. How I Met
photo created by Jim Alley
Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris finally has the photo created by Rachel Vrankin
HCC students and Graphic design majors, Jim Alley and Rachel Vrankin, are self-proclaimed “gleeks” and created these photos.
green light from CBS to perform in an episode on
the Fox network. Surprisingly, executive produc- bers with the pair and is set to air fourth in the website.
er Brad Falchuk is very gung-ho about bringing new line of episodes. As far as the new episodes go, they plan to air
Bruce Springsteen to McKinley High. Looking ahead to Season two, producers an- from April 13 to June 10, 2010 on Tuesday nights
Remember when Rachel and Puck were briefly nounced that they are holding completely open at 9 p.m. For hardcore Gleeks and the rest of the
together in the “Mash-Up” episode? By popular auditions for three new roles, including a boy- masses alike, the new episodes of Glee will bring
demand from internet sources, Murphy decided friend for Kurt. Video auditions can be submit- hope and promise for New Directions reaching
to write another episode to include musical num- ted through Glee’s section of the Fox Network unimaginable heights.
A NIGHT OUT
Go green, go out; experience HarCo
By Amy Kreisel
Love You Hate You Miss You
encourages teens to move forward
By Marissa Horsey
Well, spring is finally here and Ad Manager
in full force. If you’re thinking of
ideas to swing into for the month, Remember back to high school. Think about
then pull a Happy Gilmore and some of your college fantasies: dreaming of
visit Churchville Golf. With your sleeping in late and partying all night without any
choice of an original putt-putt consequences. We all think we are invincible;
course or challenging putt-putt that nothing could or ever would happen to
course, the price is $5.00 for us, but what happens when something does
adults and $4.50 for children un- go wrong, something that you can not control,
der 12. something that you can not change?
Instead of trying your hand What started off as a simple party, ended up
as the worse night of Amy’s life. After forcing
at putt-putt, how about hitting her best friend, Julia, to leave, a tragic accident
it like the pros at the driving occurs that kills her best friend and forces her
range? A regular bucket of golf into rehab.
balls costs $4.00, a large bucket Rebecca White/Harford Owl Directly after leaving rehab, Amy is forced to
costs $8.00, and a jumbo bucket For a night out, go clubbin’. write a journal about the past and the upcoming
costs $12.00. After working up a future. Although she is convinced that she does
sweat, visit the snowball stand, which will be on Wheel Road in Abingdon, Waldo’s Snow- not deserve a future, nor that she deserved to
up and running by mid- spring. ball by the Harford Mall, or Sharon’s Shaved live through the accident, she is forced to keep
Trying to get your grub on? Check out Buf- Ice, located right across from HCC on Route moving forward.
falo Wild Wings, a great place to fill up on 22. Throughout this novel, you see into the eyes
some munchies. They offer a variety of differ- The month of April has a lot to offer with of a girl that realizes the past with her best friend
ent wings to accompany the perfect taste for the fantastic weather. This is the month to may not have been exactly what she thought
your taste buds. They also offer great burg- “go green” and there are many options and that the future may turn out to be even
ers and wraps and some outrageous blends around. Try saving some money and check better.
of lemonade, everything for a reasonable out the local parks like Rock State Park in After reading through Amy’s journal, you will
price. Forest Hill or the Boardwalk in downtown realize that you have much in common with a
After drenching your mouth in buffalo Havre De Grace. girl you thought you were going to hate. Love
sauce, head over to your local snowball stand Spring provides countless opportunities You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott is an
to cool off. Harford County offers a variety of to go out, enjoy the weather, and explore addictive book written by a talented author that
different stands such as Emmorton Snowball Harford County. you will hate to put down.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 ENTERTAINMENT/13
Jam on in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month
By Nadia Kaczkowski
Entertainment Editor power of now. There is no script. It’s the direction of Marianne Pastelak
conversation. The emotion is given to performing an Evening of Jazz on
you by musicians as they make split- Friday, May 14 at 8 p.m. in Joppa Hall,
second decisions to fulfill what they located on the HCC campus.
feel the moment requires.” Benny Russell assures, “Jazz Chinese Acrobats of Hebei
“If one has never heard jazz, then musicians listen to everything. It is Friday, April 16 at 7:30p.m.
my suggestion is to start off with the nature of the music. [They] have HCC Amoss Center
Kind of Blue by Miles Davis and listened to everything from the rhythm Assigned seating: Premier (All
listen to other musicians afterwards,” of trains traveling over tracks to Ages) $30, Adult Orchestra $24,
suggests Benny Russell, who has heartbeats to find inspiration.” Youth Orchestra $14
been the director of HCC’s Thelonious Monk, an
own Instrumental Jazz Free your mind, innovative and creative Angels in America:
Ensemble for the last five jazz musician enjoyed Millennium Approaches
years. open your mind, taking a break during Friday, April 16; Saturday,
April 17 at 7:30p.m.
Prior to the HCC
Ensemble, they jazz it up. his jamming to seize
the moment and dance Sunday, April 18 at 3:00p.m.
were known as the Blue around on stage, while the HCC Chesapeake Theater
Connotations and were started by Paul other musicians carried on the music, General Admission: Adult 7$,
Labe, who is now our current Dean the feeling; and then, he would jump HCC Students & Employees $5
of Visual, Performing, and Applied back onto his instrument and continue
Arts. Thirty-two years later, they’re still the musical conversation. He once Student Gallery Exhibition
wailing away. advised, “Jazz is freedom. You think April 21-May 20
HCC Chesapeake Gallery
Up until about four years ago, they about that.” (Student Center)
performed classics by Miles Davis, Free your mind, open your mind, Free Admission
Charles Mingus, and others, but have jazz it up.
now added originals to their repertoire, Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing
and can be seen performing at least
once at the end of each semester. This AUDITIONS Friday, April 23 at 5:30p.m. and
semester, they will also be playing an what: Sweeny Todd: Demon HCC Amoss Center
outdoor festival at HCC along with Barber of Fleet Street Assigned Seating: Premier (All
other community colleges. Ages) $11, Adult Orchestra $9,
Spontaneity and surprises run when: May 15, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. & Youth Orchestra $7; Call for dis-
rampant in the jazz world as well as May 16, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. count on groups of 10+
locally for the HCC Jazz Ensemble.
photos contributed by Marketing
When asked about the most interesting where: Amoss Center Emile Pandolfi in Concert
and memorable experience since he’s Sunday, April 25 at 3p.m.
Jazz is a sound of its own. It merges been directing, Russell replied, “When who: all those 18+ years old HCC Amoss Center
and molds into a mélange of musical my childhood friend and world-famous Assigned Seating: Premier (All
notes, a concoction of spontaneous drummer who is currently playing with additional info: Bring sheet music & Ages) $26, Adult Orchestra $18,
sound. Jazz is improvisation, Carlos Santana, Dennis Chambers sat prepare to sing 16-32 measures Youth Orchestra $10; Call for
innovation, and feeling at its finest. in with the band. What fun!” discount on groups of 10+
Performance dates: Sept. 10 - 19
Jazz is conversation beyond words. Be sure to catch the HCC
Wynton Marsalis, a notable Instrumental Jazz Ensemble under contact: Jessica Brockmeyer Sunday Afternoon Concert
jazz and classical trumpeter and the direction of Benny Russell, and (443) 412-2217 or firstname.lastname@example.org Series: Classical Guitarist
composer believes, “Jazz music is the the Vocal Jazz Ensemble under Jeremy Lyons
Sunday, April 25 at 3p.m.
Emile Pandolfi: Pianist Aladdin HCC Joppa Hall, J108
Bel Air Community Band
Sunday, May 10 at 7p.m.
Bel Air High School
An Evening of
Monday, May 10 at 7p.m.
HCC Joppa Hall, J108
Adult $5, Youth $1, Students
free with valid HCC ID Card
Thursday, May 6; Friday, May
7; Saturday, May 8 at 5p.m. &
HCC Chesapeake Center
Assigned Seating: Adult $9,
Wednesday, May 12 at 7p.m.
HCC Joppa Hall, J108
Adult $5, Youth $1, Students
Free with valid HCC ID Card
An Evening of Jazz:
“Second Shift” & “HCC Jazz
Friday, May 14 at 8p.m.
HCC Joppa Hall, J108
Adult $5, Youth $1, Students
Free with valid HCC ID Card
Emile Pandolfi performs live and charms audi- The classic favorite will be performed by the
ences at HCC on Sunday, April 25. Harford Dance Theatre on May 6 - 8.
14/AD APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 AD/15
be a part of
the Harford Owl
staff this fall
Face-to-Face: M/W from 1:40 - 3:00 p.m.
Online class now available!
sign-up in the Student Center
16/ Features APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
REACH oUT! opportunities
here in Harford
Help others, help yourself
By Eva Jones
By John Morin
Anna’s House: This facility offers housing,
both transitional and permanent, to the
Special to the Owl homeless women and their children in
during the Great Depression in helping others, which can Harford County. For information about
You may be surprised by the 1930’s. make you feel good about volunteer opportunities, call Cindy Hanley
the research devoted to the Different explanations yourself and promote feelings at 410-803-1729. Or go online to www.
discovery of the benefits of catholiccharities-md.org/annas-house.
have been postulated as to of accomplishment.” When you
volunteering. The obvious why America’s youth is more volunteer and help those less Boy’s and Girl’s Club: The Club’s
benefits are for those receiving depressed than ever, but most fortunate than yourself, it lifts mission is “to enable all young people,
the help. However, the volunteers agree on the fact that reaching your spirits. especially those who need us most, to
themselves gain tremendously out and helping others positively A volunteer may also gain job reach their full potential as productive,
as well. affects one’s mental outlook. worthy skills, build confidence caring, responsible citizens.” For
Like the unemployed, a similar A study conducted by the and get hired as a result of more information, go online to www.
feeling of helplessness can University of Texas at Austin and showing initiative. This could bgcharfordco.org/home.
overwhelm college students. Duke University showed, “after be accomplished through Give Blood: When you donate blood, you
They can become depressed about eight years of volunteering, internships such as those can save a life. According to the American
from the pressures they face on seniors had significantly lower offered at HCC or volunteering Red Cross, only 3 out of 100 people in the
a daily basis, like the rigors of risk of depression compared with at one of countless community U.S. donate blood. It is a small act, but one
study, or poor grades causing those who never lent a hand.” organizations. that can make a big difference. To learn
loss of funding, or just trying to Even though the participants President Obama shared the more about blood donation opportunities,
keep up with school and work, in were seniors, age is certainly not many benefits of volunteerism visit www.redcrossblood.org/ or call
general. a determining factor; anyone can and announced the start of 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-448-3543).
According to a study lead by benefit from lending a helping the monetary backing entitled
Professor Jean Twenge at San hand. the Social Innovation Fund.
Diego State University, American Dr. Charles Garfield, a clinical He believes so thoroughly in
high school and college students professor of psychology at the volunteerism, he proclaimed
face more anxiety and depression University of California, San National Volunteer Week the
than that of the same age group Francisco confirms, “You’re third week in April of every year.
Changing lives through foster care
By Alyson Ballard
Staff Writer are “screwed up,” but in fact that more challenging, but could also
couldn’t be further from the truth. help give the child closure and
Foster care is a wonderful and These children are in need of answers
rewarding experience for a family attention and love like any other Professor Hutton adds, “Like
searching for a new addition. The child and this may take extra work at us, the vast majority of families Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
HCC hosts many blood drives.
goal of foster care is to care for a first but they are worth it. who adopt from foster care are
child temporarily with the hopes of There are many government happy with their decision to do so. Habitat for Humanity: HFH builds
eventually reuniting the child with programs to help support these However, it’s important for families houses for those in need all over the
the birth family or to adopt him or children while in your care. to understand some children come world. To get involved or to learn more,
her into your family. According to Maryland’s Department into foster care because of abuse go to www.habitat.org. For the Bel Air
of Human Resources, “The foster and/or neglect. Furthermore, it is affiliate, call 410-638-4434.
Professor Laura Hutton from
HCC has been a foster parent for care program expenditures for FY 08 important for adoptive parents in
were $350,000,000. Foster care is this situation to remember that Humane Society of Harford County:
multiple children over the past nine To help and care for the needy animals
years, adding two foster daughters funded with a combination of state most biological families are not of Harford County get in touch with the
permanently to her family through and federal funds and child support.” “evil” regardless of what the child’s Humane Society. See them online at www.
adoption. One thing to keep in mind is that past may hold.” harfordshelter.org or for more information
Hutton states, “I strongly many adoptions and foster situations If you are interested in on volunteer opportunities email them at
encourage anyone who is are now “open,” meaning that the becoming a foster parent, call email@example.com.
interested in expanding their family birth family still has a part in their 1-888MDKIDS2 or 1-888-635-
to consider adoption from foster child’s lives. This could make things 4372. Maryland DNR: If you are interested
in preserving and enhancing the
care. There are many children out environment, consider becoming a
there who are waiting for a loving volunteer for the Department of Natural
family.” Resources. Go online to www.dnr.state.
According to Maryland’s md.us/volunteer or call 1-877-620-8DNR.
Department of Human Resources,
at the end of January 2009, there Meals on Wheels: This association
were 9,074 children in foster care plans to see senior hunger end by 2020.
placements. As stated by the U.S. According to the MOWAA, 6 million
Child Welfare Services, almost half senior citizens in the U.S. face the threat
of all children who are put into the of hunger. For more information on how
you can help fight senior hunger, go to
foster care system spend less than www.mowaa.org.
one year in it. Furthermore, 70% of
children who are taken from their SARC: SARC’s mission is to “work to
family and placed into foster care end domestic and sexual violence, to aid
are returned to their family. its victims, and to create a society free
According to the Harford County from abuse and fear.” They offer a 24-
Health Department, the list of hour helpline, safe houses, legal services,
regulations that an adoptive or among other things. For more information,
foster family must follow in Harford contact SARC’s volunteer coordinator by
County alone is a page long and going online to www.sarc-maryland.org.
includes such things as shot For additional information on
records for all the pets in the house. volunteer opportunities in Harford
The immediate thought of County, go to the Harford County
most people is that something is contributed by Laura Hutton
Volunteer Connection online at
wrong with these children or they Professor Laura Hutton, pictured with her family, lauds foster care involvement. www.harfordcountymd.gov/volunteer.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 features/17
Retail Therapy: Harford students reach out to
orphans in Uzbekistan
By Marissa Gallagher & Sarah Smith
Imagine not living with your parents and to collect at least two or three big boxes of
family, but in an orphanage, not knowing who children’s clothes to send away, and any other
your family is, and hardly having an arm-full kind of donations are welcome as well. “I think
of clothes. In Tashkent, Uzbekistan, there is we can make it, because everybody in the class
an orphanage with nearly 200 children under took this project very seriously and everybody
its roof, and it is asking for clothes or other is making the effort to get it done,” Tillyabaeva
necessities. says. The class is spreading word about the
Lola Tillyabaeva, a business management project, Swaddle a Baby, by handing out flyers,
major at HCC is originally from Tashkent, word of mouth, and posting bulletins at local
Uzbekistan and had lived there for 18 years churches, as well as on Craig’s list.
before coming to the United States. Tillyabaeva says this is her first time doing a
Tillyabaeva’s project management class project like this, and the project is supposed to
had to choose a project for an assignment, teach them the steps necessary for understanding
and they chose to try and help a local baby project management. The class meets Mondays
shelter in Uzbekistan called Baby’s House. and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Bel
The project’s assistant manager, Daniel Air Hall, room 202. Students, as well as others
Edwards states, “This is more than just a outside campus, are able to drop off clothes in
regular project- it is a lot more sentimental.” the classroom or at the drop off box in the student
Tillyabaeva says that although there is no center. They are also working on having a drop
personal connection with the shelter, “we off box located in Joppa Hall. Tillyabaeva and
decided to do something helpful, and I know her classmates are very passionate about this
this place exists and they need help.” project and really want to succeed in meeting
Classmate and fellow project helper, Larry their goal, so any donations are welcome and
Owens, expresses, “This is a bridge too far. very much appreciated.
We have a student in our class that potentially The project management class has a
has direct contact, which is Lola Tillyabaeva, Facebook page that you can contact if you have
John Morin/Harford Owl
A young woman sorts through possible donations. so the path ahead is clear.” any questions. You can also e-mail them about
Lola Tillyabaeva’s project management class chose to Tillyabaeva and her classmates are trying the project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
help a baby shelter in Uzbekistan called Baby’s House.
Make a difference on Earth Day
By Cathy Boston, Erin Stanley & Ralph Aquino
Special to the Owl
Earth Day falls on April 22 each year States Environmental Protection Agency and
and this year marks the 40th anniversary the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water,
of the birth of the modern environmental and Endangered Species acts.
movement in 1970. Its founder was a U.S. This year’s week long celebration includes
senator from Wisconsin, Gaylord Nelson, restoring/replanting plants damaged by
who proposed the first nationwide our winter’s snow, historically accurate
environmental protest “to shake up the landscaping of the Hay’s Heighe House, an
political establishment and force this evening documentary and discussion, Spring
issue onto the national agenda.” The first Fling, Earth Day lunch with information
Earth Day led to the creation of the United fantasia, and posters.
America alone produces roughly
250 million tons of waste annually—a
weight equivalent to that of 2,500
aircraft carriers combined. It is
tempting to think that as an individual,
you are unable to make a meaningful
contribution to the welfare of our
World. One of the easiest steps is
through reducing the amount of waste
you produce and recycling what is left.
Recycling is easy – we all know how
it’s done – all that remains is to actually
For example, our neighbor, Baltimore
County, a 640 square mile area with a
population of approximately 800,000
people, collected 1.7 billion pounds John Morin/Harford Owl
of recyclables over the 12 year period HCC’s celebration of Earth Day involves the restoration and
from 1995 through 2007. That means replanting of plants damaged by the winter snowfall.
that each individual collected 2,125
pounds of recycling during that period
– that is over 177 pounds of recyclables no act of
per person per year.
Walking the halls of the buildings here
at HCC, it is evident that enthusiasm
for recycling has continued to increase no matter how
– with about 8,500 students, we have small
the potential to prevent a colossal
amount of recyclables from ending up
is ever wasted.
in landfills. -Aesop
To learn about this and much
more you can visit www.harford.edu/
contributed by Leslie Connery GreenHCC or email the sustainability
Katie Bielecki’s poster, shown above, won the 2009 Earth Day
committee at email@example.com.
18/AROUND CAMPUS APRIL 15, 2010
The HARFORD Owl
Spring Fling: Rock out & test your balance
By Josh Vecchiolla
Special to the Owl
The Student Government
Association would like to invite you
to meet the delegates of the 2001
SGA Candidate Debate and offer
you a chance to cast your vote in
the 2010 SGA Candidate Elections.
The Debate will be held on April
19 in the Globe and the Elections
will start April 19 and end April 21
at 7 p.m. following Spring Fling.
This is your opportunity to help us
decide who will represent the voice
of the students for the 2010/2011
Come join us for Spring Fling,
our biggest event of the year.
Spring Fling is our chance to give
something back to the students by
providing a fun-filled day featuring
live bands, outdoor attractions,
free food, a t-shirt giveaway, and
a chance to cast your final vote for
the future SGA Executive Board
members. Spring Fling will be held
on April 21 from noon – 4:00 p.m. on Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
the field in between Edgewood Hall
and the Chesapeake Center. The SGA officers prepare for the upcoming elections and Spring Fling. Andrew Windham/Harford Owl Share responsibility
two bands that will be showcased
are Testing For Echo, a finalist in physical strengths and weaknesses, volunteers for Spring Fling, or if you
for campus safety
MTV2’s Rock Band Contest in and a volleyball court for all you have any questions in regards to the By Mary Eilerman
NYC, and Tears of Mars, four locals beach bums just trying to get a tan. Debate, Elections, or Spring Fling,
who have rocked out at some of the So come on out to Spring Fling; we feel free to visit us in the SGA Office As we move full speed
Baltimore/D.C. areas’ top venues. hope to see you all there. In the on the lower level of the Student through the spring semester,
In the midst of this jam session, case of inclement weather, our rain Center, or call (443) 412-2332. If please remember the speed
there will be a gladiator joust to test date will be April 28. e-mail is more convenient you can limit on College roadways is 15
your balance and self-defense, an We could really use any help find us under the College Life tab on MPH and pedestrians have the
outdoor rock wall to determine your or support so if there are any OwlNet. right-of-way at all times.
Accreditation essential for
Safety on campus is
student & college success SGA candidates Always be aware of people
around you and your
surroundings. If you learn of
By Lisa Tittle & Valerie Swain anyone who may be exhibiting
Special to the Owl any form of behavior that
is troubling or concerning,
The next two years will be an process. The Steering Commit- candidate such as severe depression or
unusual levels of anger, contact
exciting time for Harford Com- tee and eight working teams, College Security at X2272 so
munity College as it prepares comprised of faculty, staff, ad- we can investigate and offer
for re-accreditation from the ministration, community mem- appropriate assistance.
Middle States Commission on bers, and students, will address Disabled parking violations
Higher Education (MSCHE). each standard and then con- are being strictly enforced.
Without accreditation, HCC
would lose its ability to award
federal funding to students,
which means many students
duct research to find evidence
to support the results and help
the teams draw conclusions.
In the spring of 2012, a vis-
Miksis To legally park in a disabled
parking space, Maryland law
requires drivers to be the
disabled person or have the
would be without the means iting team of five or six people disabled person in the vehicle
to attend college. In addition, from other colleges in the region Vice Presidential with them.
credits must be earned at ac-
credited institutions in order
will come to Harford to examine
all aspects of HCC, affirming
candidate If using the hang card, it
must be current and properly
hung to be considered valid.
to transfer to other accredited HCC’s Self-Study report. Later The operator must display
colleges and universities. Main- that year, the Commission will upon request the issued card
taining accreditation is essen- decide whether Harford has indicating that he/she is the
tial for Harford. met the accreditation standards individual to whom the permit
The process, called a Self- and what improvements, if any, was issued.
Study, is very detailed; the Col- must be made. Those individuals found
lege must write a 200-page The campus community, in- in violation will be issued a
report that addresses how it cluding students, can get in- $150.00 College citation or
a $250.00 State of Maryland
is meeting students’ learning
needs by responding to The
volved by serving on teams and
by attending open forums held
Vice Presidential citation.
Characteristics of Excellence,
fourteen standards that cover
throughout the next two years.
The Self-Study website at
candidate Those who are parked in
disabled parking spaces may
everything about Harford, from www.harford.edu/accredita- of student activities be issued a notice that explains
the motor vehicle law in an
distance learning to gover- tion/selfstudy is updated regu- effort to educate the College
nance to the library and student larly. Also, anyone can email community so that these
services. the Self-Study co-chairs at spaces will always be available
Because the report is so ex- firstname.lastname@example.org with any to those truly in need.
tensive, several committees questions or comments or to
were formed to complete the volunteer to help.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 AD/19
Register today for classes at
where a complete schedule of courses
20/CALENDAR APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
April 15 April 25
Sex Signals - Back by Popular Demand ∙ The real life, funny, Sunday Afternoon Concert Series ∙ Guitarist Jeremy Lyons
sort of-improv show about dating and other stuff ∙ Edgewood Joppa Hall ∙ 3 p.m.
Hall, Room 132 ∙ 5 p.m.
One Stop ∙ Required for new students between the ages
of 16-19. Schedule your session: 443-412-2301 or email Ideal Leadership Challenge ∙ Teri Parker ∙ Professionalism
email@example.com ∙ Student Center ∙ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & and Social Networking in the Job Search ∙ Student Center,
12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Room 243 ∙ 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
April 16 April 27
The Art of Recycling: Used Book Sale ∙ Library 2nd Floor ∙ 8 FREE Ice Cream Giveaway ∙ HCC Students can come and get
a.m. – 4 p.m. a free treat ∙ Library Fountain ∙ 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
One Stop Session∙ Required for new students between the
April 17 ages of 16-19. Schedule your session: 443-412-2301 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org ∙ Student Center ∙ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. &
Service Learning Club ∙ Habitat for Humanity ∙ Limited to 12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m.
10 participants ∙ sign-up and safety briefing are required∙
contact Jackie Ekstrom for more information: jekstrom@
harford.edu April 29
The Art of Recycling: Used Book Sale ∙ Library 2nd Floor ∙ Open Mic ∙ Express yourself! ∙ Globe Café ∙ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
SGA Meeting ∙ Havre De Grace Hall, Room 212 ∙ 2:30 p.m.
The Art of Recycling: Used Book Sale ∙ Library 2nd Floor ∙
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
April 19 SGA Evening Appreciation ∙ Library ∙ 6 – 8 p.m.
SGA Candidate Debate ∙ Globe Café ∙ 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Cino de Mayo Celebration ∙ Globe Café ∙ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Voting begins online after debate and runs through April
Student Recognition Banquet ∙ Award Ceremony and Dinner
SGA Meeting ∙ Havre De Grace Hall Room 212 ∙ 2:30 p.m. Globe Café ∙ 5 p.m.
One Stop Session ∙ Required for new students between the
ages of 16-19. Schedule your session by calling 443-412- May 11
2301 or email email@example.com∙ Student Center ∙ 9 a.m.
– 12 p.m. & 12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Last Day of Classes
Study-A-Thon ∙ Student Center, Room 243
Spring Fling ∙ Sponsored by SGA, Free food ∙Live music May 12
Rock Climbing Wall ∙ Games! ∙ Open fields between
Edgewood & Fallston Halls ∙ 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Final Exams
Study-A-Thon ∙ Student Center, Room 243 ∙
Free Massages for Students ∙ Globe Café ∙ 10 a.m – 1 p.m.
Service Learning Club ∙ Earth Day at Jacob’s Well ∙ contact May 13
firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
SGA 2010 – 2011 Officer Announcement ∙ Globe Café ∙ 12
p.m. Study-A-Thon ∙ Student Center, Room 243 ∙
One Stop Session ∙ Required for new students between the Free Massages for Students ∙ Globe Café ∙ 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
ages of 16-19. Schedule your session: 443-412-2301 or email
email@example.com ∙ Student Center ∙ 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. &
12:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. Dear summer,
April 24 CHECK OUT WHAT’S 4U?
WHERE ARE YGOING
Special Olympic Inspiration Walk & Run∙ Registration at 8:00
a.m. ∙ 9:00 start
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 DEAN’S LIST/21
Hard work pays off; congratulations to those on the Dean’s List
Tony Abboud Sven M De Melker Candice C Hofmann Katie A Meyers Alex Schafer
Deborah L. Abell Jane Denisyuk Morgan L Holter Gary E Miller Brandon S Schneider
Jennie T Acker Panagiota Dermatis Lauren C Horne Justin R Miller Courtney L Schneider
Mackenzie K Adams Nathan R DeRose Shayya Hough-Hines Albert D Miller Danielle M Schocket
Oluwaseun I Ade-Fabunmi Michael J DeZinna Christine V Hryncewich Joshua L Miller Joshua D Schreck
Shamirrah A Afzal Gina M DiCarlo Alexandra Ibewuike Kristal C Miranda Samantha D Scott
Samantha M Amend Kelly Dobosh James L Jagodzinski Rachel A Mitchell Nicholas Sheets
Danielle E Anderson Jun X Doerr Star V Jimenez-Rivera Suzanne M Moffit Caroline R Shelley
Linda L Anthony Julie E Douglas Tammy M Johnson Kelly A Moore Ryan Shenk
Melanie L Antonelli Victoria H Dunaway Grayling E Johnson Allison P Morann Daniel J Shephard
Kimberly A Arvey Danielle M Durrance Laura C Johnson Matthew E Morkosky Genavieve M Shipley
Nathan M Atkins Chad W Eberly De’Shawn M Jones Meredith Morris Rubab B Sidik-ayub
James P Avery Shauntella M Edwards Morgan N Jones Sean C Morter Allison M Skovira
Frances D Baker Rebekah K Eikenberg Andrew Jones Kirsten R Mosca Stacy A Slevin
Robert B Baldwin Christopher E Eller Nadia M Kaczkowski Joy A Moultrup Eric T Smith
Lauren M Banner-Russo Joshua S Eller Margaret T Kaiser Ashley E Moyer Holly A Smith
Amber A Baynard Mary A Emery Heather A Kampe William E Muller Christina B Smith
Joshua W Baynes Jayme J Evans Kalliope Katsaros Emily B Nelis Irene I Snyder
Kourtney M Bennett Paige N Fahr James J Kaufman Kaitlin A Newton Peter C Soprano
Mary C Bernoski Elizabeth M Fairbrother Bevin Keefer Amanda N Norris Dickson W Soroye
Irvin J Betch Stacie C Fairchild Courtney L Keithley Adam E O’Brien David P Sovinsky
Sarah J Bickel Michael A Farruggia Karen W Kellenberger Amanda P O’Connell Ralph J Sporay
Nicole E Bigelow Cassandra L Fewster Ruby P Kelly Bailey M O’Malia Lauren V Springel
Kyle W Blackburn Sarah C Filkil Courtney N Kempa Nina R Ostrowski Andrew P Stavros
Andrew Blasco Cian J Finch Adam C Kidwell Lydia N Owusu Christine L Steen
Shawn P Blevins Kevin P Fitzsimmons Caroline E Kight Heather A Pan Andrew C Steigauf
Jessica L Borleis Emily Flaherty Rachel V Kirk Amanda M Pattison Eeva M Stenger
Olivia R Bowman Amber L Fleagle Amanda B Kline Christopher Payne Tyler J Stetz
Jessica N Boyle Donald Fleck Joshua R Klug Ashleigh M Pennington Kathleen A Stevens
Jennifer L Brilhart Maria R Fleischmann Philip J Komenda Jr Katelyn M Peter Lawrence M Stevenson
Ashley N Brinegar Tara E Flynn Matthew Krawczyk Brooke M Peterson Eideann Stone
Julia M Brocato Timothy W Forloine Alexandra N LaComb Christopher A Phelps Timothy S Stone
Nathan A Broemm Tracey D Forwood Ronald Lagos Samantha I Phillips Allison M Stoneham
Scott E Brown Mary M Fox Benjamin M Lamb Maria M Pielert Jessica L Strozier
Lindsey R Buettner Habern Freeman Donna L Lamon Stephanie K Piet Brendan T Sturges
Lindsay M Burch Tiffany L Galbraith Kurt R Lang Constance N Pilachowski Erin M Sudeck
Laurie M Burke Marissa L Gallagher Ryan M Langrehr Tyrone O Pleas Christopher A Sulin
Agnes V Burke Arturo Y Garcia Emily L Lasher Christopher M Powell Rajeshkumar R Surti
Charles D Burton Megan M Gasper Kelly M Lazier Amber R Prata Melody Taylor
Kristen A Burton Angela N Geer Kaitlyn E Lee Nicole W Quick Lindsey A Temple
William M Burton Kevin Geiwitz Allistair C Leffler Mark Quinlan Shana M Thomas
Ashley J Byrd Tara L Gemmill Ethan D Lerner Courtney J Raimondi Jasmine N Tildon
William M Byrd Kelly J Ghiorse Ivy J Lewis Kristina L Ramirez Tamara K Toney
Jessica L Byrne Sarah E Gibbons Michaela K Lintz Kimberly B Ramsey Leslie D Trafton
Jesse K Calabio Harry H Giles Sarah E List William A Ramsey Charles R Travis
Jennifer M Calary Katelyn Giordani Lakeisha M Little Miranda L Ray Michael P Tserkis
Ryan C Caldwell Yuliya P Glagolyeva Zachary C Lloyd Patrick R Redding Juan S Vargas
Courtney Callaghan Stephanie Glover Alexandra M LoVullo James P Redmond Charlie M Vasilakis
Michele A Calvert Elise A Gonzalez Lyndsie K Ludwig Kaitlin E Rew Cameron R Vaughan
Kelly L Campbell Christopher J Grabowski Andrea G Lynch-Pyon Michelle R Richardson Tatiana M Velasco
Bonny E Campbell Jessica J Gray Devin J Madden Tamara B Riddell Jeremy L Walker
Donald J Carnohan Jennifer E Gray Savannah M Maggio Mary C Ridenoure Nora S Wallace
Anthony Carr Jessica E Greenburg Matthew D Magness Jennifer L Rill Kaitlyn N Walters
Travis Carvell Fannie A Greenhow Kara M Majewski John C Rinker Andrew M Watkins
Christopher A Celestina Danella Griesinger Yvonne Majewski Sean B Riordan Stephanie L Weber
Malia M Chapman Leah A Griffin Courtney R Marsiglia Rayneika S Robinson Caitlyn E Welch
Troy Claiborne Brigette E Griffin Bradley P Mascari Latoya P Rogers Sarah L Wiley
Zachary R Cloyd Daniel D Hackbarth Amber N Massoni Katie M Rohrbaugh Michael J Williams
Annie Coccia Caitlyn A Hammond Taylor McCombs Caitlyn A Rok Brynn A Willig
Bristol G Cole Christopher G Hart Sharon D McCrae Jaclyn M Rosenkrans Jordan R Wills
Kayleigh L Cole Jonathan Hartman Adam G McDowell Sharon Rowe Kristin M Winter
Amanda I Conte Marc J Hemling Jason L McFillin Paul M Rowe Ryan A Wirth
Amanda R Cook Cora S Henderson Sean P McGlumphy Mallory P Ruff Kellie J Woodell
Marisa A Cook Jacklyn R Hendrix Samantha P McGrady Evelissa Sanabria Diane Worthington
Amy N Costa Tiffany N Hensley Lesli R McLaughlin Tracy S Sandridge Brittny S Wrzesien
Jennifer R Crabb Thomas B Hickey Robert L McNally Melanie Sauers Kayla D Yi
Meghan E Creighton Kristin O Hilberg Nicole L Meadows Cynthia N Saxon Kimberly D Younger
Jason D Crowl Stephanie R Hill Jordan A Melhorn Megan E Sayler Julie Zwiebel
Lesley C Cyford Kayla A Hines Kristin D Mercer Kristopher T Scarborough
Larissa A Dahlke Jonathan D Hodges Jaclyn A Mertz Heather E Schafer
22/AROUND CAMPUS APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
chances with 5 easy tips
By Mary Austin
Special to the Owl
Prepare. You’ve heard it a mil- both pieces clearly ar-
lion times, so why aren’t you doing ticulate that you have
it? Research your company and the experience, skills
include that knowledge in your and qualifications they
cover letter and on your interview desire for the posted
if offered. You have to be able to position. If invited to
clearly articulate why you want to interview, be sure to
work for that company, so come practice responses to
prepared with a solid base of in- anticipated interview
formation about that company and questions so that you
questions about the position. are able to communi-
Tell The Truth. In a 2008 Ca- cate those responses
reerBuilder survey, 49% of hir- confidently and clear-
ing managers reported that they ly.
caught a candidate lying on his or Don’t Badmouth
her resume, which resulted in an Previous Employers/
automatic disqualification. If you Co-workers. Be very
think the information on your re- careful that your cover
sume won’t get you in the door, letter and interview
seek help. The Career Counselors responses do not put
in Advising, Career and Transfer your previous experi-
Services here at Harford Commu- ences in a negative
nity College can help you develop light. If asked why you Career advisors Allison Thornton and Mary Austin reveal insight to ensure career success. contributed by Mary Austin
a professional and truthful resume are looking to leave
that highlights your skills and qual- your current position, you know ing for an opportunity to broaden apart from the competition wheth-
ifications. it’s because you don’t like your my skills and contribute my talents er you aced your interview or not
Communicate Well. Your inter- boss, but don’t share that dur- with your team at (insert potential – send one every time!
view for a position actually starts ing an interview. Instead say, “I employer here).” The following was adapted from
when employers review your re- have advanced as far as I can with Follow-Up. Thank You notes information found on Careerbuilder.
sume and cover letter, so be sure (current employer), so I am look- are professional and truly set you com and About.com.
Youth conference & Study-A-Thon stress value of education
By Sharoll Love
Special to the Owl tion activist, and athlete named Jordan Children’s Health Magazine, he was brary, continues to provide excellent
Coleman. His documentary Say It Loud featured on CNN’s Young People Who space and resources. Room 243 in the
The Rites of Passage Men- explores the importance of education. Rock series. The conference is for any Student Center becomes available to
toring Program in partnership Say It Loud includes appearances student grades 6-12 and will be held on provide additional study space with
with the Harford County Alli- by Michael Strahan, Kobe Bryant, Lu- Saturday, April 24 in Edgewood Hall. access to old exams from selected
ance of Black School Educa- dacris, Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Any HCC student interested in helping classes, computers, tutors, door prizes
tors, FACE IT, and the Harford Rev. Al Sharpton, Jadakiss, Ben Wal- with the event contact the College Life and snacks.
County Office of Drug Control lace, Terrence J and others who talk office located on the lower level of the Thank you to all of the students who
Policy are sponsoring a youth about their own educational experi- Student Center or call (443) 412-2224. responded to the Black History month
conference titled Unleashing ences. Jordan is also the voice of the The Study-A-Thon will begin May “Emancipation” poster challenge. The
Power, Promise and Poten- moose on Nickelodeon’s animated se- 13 (see ad, page 5). This provides an top three respondents were Cora Hen-
tial. The conference keynote ries The Backyardigans. opportunity for students to focus on derson, Churico Hythe and Ashley
speaker is a 14 year old ac- Named one of the 25 Most Influen- exams. The Math and Communica- Curtis. Each will receive a copy of the
tor, filmmaker, author, educa- tial People in Our Children’s Lives by tion skills centers along with the li- poster and a companion booklet.
Notes from the
Blue skies, baseball, Library
By Nancy Dow Become a fan of the
Special to the Owl
April means blue skies,
baseball and benefits! Yes, it’s
costs and meeting times, will be
mailed to eligible employees’
HCC Library on Facebook By Jessica Ambrose
that time again when all full- homes. Information will also be Special to the Owl
time, benefits-eligible employ- posted in OwlNet on the Ben-
ees have the opportunity to efits Channel of the Work Life Do you have a Facebook account? If so, you can now fan the Li-
make changes to their benefit Tab, and GroupWise reminders brary on Facebook ! If you do not have an account, signing up is free.
selections. We will hold our an- will be sent. To attend an infor- Stay abreast of upcoming Library events, contests, and new resourc-
nual Open Enrollment meetings mation session, simply access es, such as online databases for conducting library research. Other
in mid-April. This will give em- the Training Calendar via Owl- features will include factoids of the day, bios from your friendly HCC
ployees a chance to hear about Net and sign up for a time that Librarians, book reviews, and search widgets like WorldCat that will
what is new, such as the new fits your schedule. allow you to search for print items in libraries around the world. You
Debit Card option for the medi- Should you have any ques- can also post comments or questions you have for the Library, or join
cal FS, and to ask questions tions during this process, in on any of the Library related discussions. We hope to see you online!
of Human Resources and our please contact your Benefits
vendors. Specialist, Nancy Dow, at 443-
Packets regarding Open 412-2378 or ndow@harford.
Enrollment, including benefit edu.
The HARFORD Owl APRIL 15, 2010 SPORTS/23
Woody homers twice in
By Bryan Merlock
Special to the Owl
The Blizzard of 2010 was one of a cold day, this game will be a lot
the highest producing snow storms warmer, probably making the field
in Maryland history. With over 40 softer and easier to play on. This
inches, the storm closed colleges double-header is rescheduled on
across Maryland for an entire week. April 28, at Cumberland.
According to Harford Athletics, Harford played their first four
Coach Tim Eller was not anxious: games away in North Carolina; the
“I think [the snow] going to set just Owls won three of four. In the first
about everybody back, but it won’t game, Woody Wlodarczyk homered
affect us as much since we have so twice in his first two at bats. He
many sophomores.” Not only have also had five RBIs out of Harford’s
they missed time to practice, but six during this game. During the
they have missed games as-well. week, the Owls won Saturday with
Starting February 20, the Owls have outcomes of 6-4 and 2-0, while
missed eight games; half of them on Sunday they went one for one,
were at home. losing the first in a close 4-5 game,
One game that was of importance then winning the next game 4-2. The
was the matchup against Allegany. Owls are now 5-2 for the season.
With postponement of this game, Enjoy the spring air, watch the
The men’s baseball team practice for a conference game against Cecil County. Arline Bazemore/Harford Owl there is going to be a change of men play, and support your Harford
conditions. Instead of playing on Owls!
Women’s softball check list: Win first two games, check
By Bryan Merlock
Special to the Owl
After a delayed start to the 2010 Sarah Cooley says, “We have
season, the Lady Owls win their so many new talents, I’m really
first double header of the season. confident this year.”
Amber Thompson led the Owls Sarah Morrill adds, “I think we
in game one, going two for three are a lot better than last year, way
with a double, two RBIs, and a better.” Wondering how different
run scored. Captain Sarah Cooley high school was from college, I
pitched a complete game, giving ask freshman Natalie Baker how
up only two runs in seen innings. different Aberdeen was then
The second ended in a forfeit. Harford Community.
The Owls were leading 7-6, when She laughs and then states,
the Patriots catcher was ejected. “The girls here are a lot better” also
Having no substitutes, the Patriots having “a lot more competition and
had to forfeit. more organization.”
The Owls lost practice time Make sure you support Harford’s
earlier in the year, when the Blizzard softball team; the Sarahs would
of 2010 hit Maryland. Asking love to see you all here.
Coach Cooley if this concerned Sarah Cooley states, “It’s
him, he responds, “Oh I think it will exciting, it’s fast, and it’s a quick
affect it (the games), but most of game!”
the other schools are in the same While Sarah Morrill adds,
boat.” It looks like the snow didn’t “Why would people rather
affect our softball team that much, watch guys instead of girls?
these first two games, however. That’s what I don’t get.”
Asking Captains Sarah Morrill Looks like there’s a little gender
and Sarah Cooley if the team has rivalry between these sports, in
made improvement from last year any case, come watch some Lady
to this year’s season, they both Owls softball! You’ll enjoy it!
HCC 2010 BASEBALL SCHEDULE
Home vs Dundalk at 6:30 p.m.............................. 4/15
Away vs Chesapeake at 12:00 p.m.......................4/17
Away vs Prince George’s at 3:00...........................4/20
Marissa Horsey/Harford Owl
Away vs Cecil at 3:00 p.m.....................................4/22 Mariah Ripkin warms up to throw down.
Home vs Hagerstown at 12:00 p.m...................... 4/24
Away vs Brookdale at 12:00 p.m.......................... 4/25 HCC 2010 SOFTBALL SCHEDULE
Away vs Delaware County at 3:00 p.m................. 4/29
Home vs Delaware Tech-Owens at 3:00 p.m........4/30 Away vs Frederick at 12:00 p.m............................ 4/17
Away vs Mercer 12:00 at p.m............................... 5/2 Away vs Prince George’s at 2:00 p.m................... 4/21
Away vs Montgomery County (PA) at 4:30 p.m.... 5/5 Home vs Notre Dame (MD) at 3:00 p.m................ 4/23
Region XX Tournament Opening Round TBA........5/8 Away vs Catonsville at 12:00 p.m......................... 4/24
Region XX Tournament (Dundalk, MD) TBA.......... 5/14-16 Region XX Opening Round Game TBA................. 4/28
District Tournament TBA....................................... 5/14-22 Region XX Tournament (Frederick, MD) TBA........ 5/1-2
NJCAA Tournament (at Enid, Okla.) TBA...............5/30-6/5 NJCAA Tournament (Normal, IL) TBA.................... 5/14-16
24/SPORTS APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
Optimism runs high for men’s tennis
By Paul Valle
Special to the Owl
we can beat Rockville and play
With all the buzz surrounding better against Gloucester, we
women’s tennis, it can be easy to have a chance to win our region
overlook Harford’s Men’s tennis and go to Nationals.”
team. Coach George Budelis’ Led by freshman Cory Litke,
squad is looking to make sure a transfer student out of East
you don’t make that mistake. Stroudsberg, at no. 1, and
Facing stiff competition in sophomore Josh Meier at no. 2,
Rockville (ranked 2nd nationally) this team should only improve as
and Gloucester (4th nationally), the season goes on.
Men’s tennis finished 2009 with In speaking of his number one
a respectable 5-4 record, and and two players, Coach Budelis
beat Rockville for the Region had this to say: “Cory Litke has
XX Championship (albeit by a the highest ceiling of any number
technicality which prevented one I have ever had. Usually,
them from going to the NJCAA when you have a number one,
Tournament). they have reached their peak,
Despite a season opening loss but Cory has tremendous athletic
to Gloucester, optimism runs ability and still has a lot of room
high for the team. When Coach to grow. Josh Meier at number
Budelis was asked if his team two is going to be tough to beat.
has similar expectations to that He is a very good player.”
of their national championship The Harford Owls are looking
caliber female counterparts, he to make a name for themselves
responded by saying, “We have around campus as well as
similar hopes for the men. The nationally. With such high ceiling
competition is tougher, but if players, it would be hard not to. Steve Heagy practices his forehand. Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
Cold weather, warm hearts: Winter Olympics recap
By Kiel Campo & Taylor Lambert
Sports Editor & Chief Designer
about, I am, of course, talking was indeed relaxing. The redhead
While every sport had at least about the snowboarding god, took the gold and left his watchers ...there were three
one huge moment (yes I’m also known as Shawn White. In his in awe.
including you, curling), there were first run, he managed to wow the Here’s another thing to think moments that kept
three moments that kept everyone judges, earning him a 46.8 out of about; you are training for your
on the edge of their seats: One 50, securing his spot for Olympic Olympic ice skating performance, everyone on the edge
made us cheer, another made us gold. One would think he would which is in four days, and then
cry, and the last left us in awe. just relax on his second run, right? come to find out that your mother of their seats: One
Let us start with one moment that Well, if you call landing a Double has died suddenly from a heart
involved a halfpipe, a snowboard, McTwist 1260 and earning a near attack. Would you still be able made us cheer, another
and a flying tomato. If you haven’t perfect score of 48.4 relaxing, then to perform? Just ask Canada’s,
caught on to what I am talking you can safely say Shawn White Joannie Rochette. With a heavy made us cry, and the
last left us in awe.
heart, Rochette performed her
routines beautifully always ending
each with her hands towards the
sky remembering her mother. Her
emotional connection with the
crowd, through her performances,
won over fans from all countries.
Her amazing spirit won her the
Terry Fox award, given to those
who embodied determination and
humility in the face of adversity.
Futhermore, Rochette was also
presented the bronze metal, which
she dedicates to her mother, who
will always be in her heart on and
off the ice.
If you watched the gold medal
hockey game that featured Canada
against USA, you can agree with
the fact that it was played out like a
classic sports movie. The American
team was losing to Canada 2-1,
Zach Parise of the USA team
scores a goal, with only seconds
left in the final period, forcing an
overtime. But it was Canada’s very
own Sidney Crosby, who scored
the game-winning goal, making
Canada the first host nation to win
gold in hockey, in over 30 years.
Let us hope that the 2014 Winter
Olympics are just as exciting.
This year’s Winter Olympics were a close shave. Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
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Harford golf swings into the season
By Arline Bazemore
Harford’s golf team has been
long overlooked. Last year the
Owls sent three players to the
national tournament, and had an
overall team accomplishment of
6-1-1. That’s a great success, and
deserving of more praise than the
team has received thus far. After
talking with the sole returning player
from last year’s squad, Jacob Bays,
the least I can say is that I may be
spending some extra time on the
green this spring.
The men’s golf team is comprised
of five players this year, which is just
about perfect for what the game
calls for. Unlike the team sports
you are probably familiar with, such
as soccer or basketball, golf is an
The five players on the roster
this season will take their best shot
at beating par on familiar courses
around Maryland, including Ruggles
which is their main venue. The best
four scorers will record their numbers
for the team, and these results will
compare to the other competitors at
that particular match.
The great thing about golf is that Local driving range, Arctic Circle, in Churchville, helps the Fighting Owls with their precision on the golf course. Marissa Horsey/Harford Owl
you are your best competition. Most
people argue that it’s really man vs. in your short game is incomparable. The ability to slice a drive into draw up.
the course, but I believe man vs. self In contrast to men’s lacrosse, the rough, make up ground with So who else is sick of hearing
is more appropriate. Golf takes an for example, this game is more a solid play onto the fairway with about Tiger? Get your golf fix this
enormous amount of composure, intellectual than athletic. However, your favorite wood, come up short spring by heading out to Ruggles
self control, and discipline. The don’t think golf lacks a display of with your iron and still be able to Golf Course, just down the road
dedication it takes to pin-point your physical fitness. Let’s talk muscle sink a 20-foot putt for par is more at Aberdeen Proving Ground, to
putting game, unload the power in memory, endurance, upper-body impressive than any 3-point-play support your Harford Fighting Owls
your drive, and read the landscape strength, and will power. That’s golf. your favorite basketball team could on the green.
NCAA football deserves more support
By Wendell Gowie
Pro days, huge upsets because they love the sport. As in quarterback of all time.”
and triple overtimes! If the NFL, athletes play according Honestly, who would your rather
you hadn’t caught onto to how well they’re paid. For watch play, Pryor or Russell?
what I’m referring to example, Ohio State University’s College football games are
than you may not be a quarterback Terrell Pryor had been more intense than NFL games.
follower of NCAA college playing weekly although he had a In 2001 a game against Ole Miss
football. Unfortunately, slight tear in the posterior cruciate and Arkansas ended in regulation
this is completely normal ligament (PCL) of his knee. That with the score tied 17-17. By the
at Harford Community goes to show that Pryor has heart. time the game officially ended,
College. After taking a walk Anyone who would play injured Arkansas had won 58-56. NFL
around campus trying to to help his team win is a true games only have one overtime and
interview students about soldier and loves the game. In the if no one scores than the game
college football, many told NFL, when players don’t receive ends as a tie. How boring is that?
me that they didn’t follow the amount of money in which they The NCAA lets its athletes battle
football much or they only feel they deserve, it always seems it out until one team comes out
watch NFL games. to lead to a holdout. A holdout is victorious.
It was appalling to hear when a player doesn’t contribute Once again, what would you
majority of Harford students to the team until his contract is rather watch, two teams fight it
say they didn’t know much improved. Holdouts suggest that out until one is victorious, or two
about college football. players are in the NFL not for the teams fighting it out until they run
Collegiate sports are one game, but for the money. out of time?
of the most entertaining Oakland Raider’s quarterback If you haven’t watched a college
and unpredictable levels JaMarcus Russell was one of the football game before than you’re
of athletics. Some even best quarterbacks to graduate missing out on a lot of action. Yes,
say that collegiate football from Louisiana State University. you may find NFL better because
is better than the NFL. After being drafted number one it’s a pro league, but remember,
Honestly, there isn’t much overall in 2007, Russell held out, your favorite stars in the NFL all
to argue about because due to a bad contract. After a came from college.
there are plenty of reasons couple of weeks, Russell received So when you watch your favorite
to back up that statement. the contract that he wanted, but player run over a defender or sack
The biggest reason is ironically, he wasn’t the same a quarterback remember they did
that college athletes do not Russell from LSU. Instead of the same (if not more) in college.
get paid to play the game, playing like the All-SEC star that My advice is to give it a chance,
Andrew Windham/Harford Owl they’re playing simply he was playing like “the worst you won’t be disappointed.
26/SPORTS APRIL 15, 2010 The HARFORD Owl
Spare confidence anyone?
By Kiel Campo
Ever get the feeling that you’re As for the players, they
too scared to do something? That are still confident in one
you are just missing one certain another. Captain of the
kind of quality about yourself, team, Melissa Warczynski,
that can help you overcome your is confident in her team.
anxiety? Well that quality is most “I believe that our team
likely confidence. will do a great job this
After speaking with Coach season. We are going to
Brian Evans during one of the beat last season’s record,”
women’s lacrosse, he made it says Warczynski. Shana Hall
clear that there is one main thing also believes that her team
he is going to work with his team will bounce back from the
on, after what he saw from the Catonsville game.
Lady Owl’s 18-6 lose against “The season is still early
Catonsville on March 2. and we still need to get
“The game we played against more on field experience.
Catonsville was a very tough We will bounce back and
game, but it showed me that we just become an amazing
were not confident with the shots team in the end.”
we were taking,” says Coach With attitudes like that,
Evans. But it’s hard to make any it is almost hard to imagine
kind of “problem list” by only this team without any
watching one game. The lady confidence. Still have your
lax teams still have a handful of doubts? Well only one way
games to play. But if shooting to find out when the team
confidence is the problem, then faces a number of teams left
this is a problem that needs to be in their season.
Andrew Windham/Harford Owl
The women’s lacrosse team practices their skills to bounce back this season.
Finish the Attack
By Kiel Campo
up scoring seven goals.
There are moments in our lives I spoke with head coach,
where we feel on top of the world. Ed Augustitus, about his team
From beating your older sibling in finishing shots. “After watching
a footrace, to winning an award that game, it became proven that
that required beating multiple we have to finish our shots. If
people. But for the men’s lacrosse we’re taking 30 shots, 15 of those
team, it comes from winning your should find the net.”
first couple games, and starting But our men’s lacrosse team
off undefeated. doesn’t only have weaknesses,
But just like any other team they have plenty of strengths.
in the early stages of its season, “I believe that we have the
there are problems to be solved. best attack in the entire JUCO
It is always common for teams conference. If we keep that up,
to have health issues on the team. I can see our team making that
But take into consideration the 50% winning percentage at the
fact that for the Williamson Free end of the season,” says Coach
Trade game, only two out of the Augustitus when asked about his
seven players were ready for the attack.
game. The missing five players Let us not forget that it is still
were plagued with injuries such as early in the season. There is plenty
broken jaws, and ineligibility. of room for this team to improve,
There are also problems with on the things they need to work on.
the team finishing their shots. The men’s lacrosse team is full on
Referring back to the Williamson talent and passion. Expect they’re
game, the Harford Owls took 35 undefeated record to continue for
The men’s team blazes through another practice. Andrew Windham/Harford Owl shots at the net, but only ended quite awhile.
HCC 2010 WOMEN’S LAX SCHEDULE HCC 2010 MEN’S LAX SCHEDULE
Away vs Anne Arundel at 7:00 p.m.............................. 4/15 Home vs Catonsville at 7:00 p.m............................. 4/16
Home vs Brookdale at 1:00 p.m.................................. 4/18 Away vs Rockville at 4:00 p.m.................................. 4/21
Home vs Howard at 3:30 p.m...................................... 4/21 Away vs Anne Arundel (Towson, MD) at 2:45 p.m.... 4/24
Region XX Opening Round Game TBA........................ 4/27 Region XX (at higher seed) TBA................................ 4/27
Region XX Tournament (Catonsville, MD) TBA............. 5/1-2 Region XX Tournament TBA...................................... 4/1-5/2
NJCAA Tournament (Herkimer, NY) TBA...................... 5/8-9 NJCAA Finals (Herkimer, NY) TBA............................ 5/8-9
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