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Puma Invite Balinese dance to LCC
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Lane Community College’s public forum since 1964 Thursday, October 21, 2010 www.lcctorch.com Eugene, Ore. Volume XLVII, Issue 4
OUT FOR BLOOD
The Lane Memorial Bloodmobile drew 80 pints blood at LCC this week
HANNAH HYNES-PETTY | Reporter
Every 33 minutes, someone in Lane County needs a blood transfusion, according
to Marshall White, director of marketing and recruitment for the Lane Memorial
Blood Bank. The Bloodmobile rolled onto the LCC main campus on Oct. 19 for
the annual Fall term donation drive. As long as a city bus, it houses four donation
seats, two screening rooms and can collect 10 units of blood an hour.
“We’ve collected almost 40 pints “It gives me a sense of helpfulness,” she
today,” Bloodmobile driver Jack Pierce. On said.
average, the Bloodmobile collects seven Donation drives are held at businesses,
pints an hour. churches, community organizations and JAVIER MAGALLANES / THE TORCH
Samantha Wheatley, a criminal justice high schools. In 2009, Cottage Grove High LCC instructor Karen Krumrey (left) and student Christian McCain (right)
major, donates every time she sees the donate blood during the Bloodmobiles visit to campus Oct. 19.
vehicle. SEE BLOOD » 12
LTD adds bus routes, no parking solutions yet
New HR manager is a
transfer from OSU
HANNAH HYNES-PETTY | Reporter
Monday was a bit hectic for
Darcy Dillon. LCC’s new human
resources manager spent the
majority of the day settling into her
new office and getting acquainted
with her co-workers.
“I’m trying to meet new people,
and I’m still getting oriented,” she
said. Though busy, Dillon was
interested in talking benefits with
employees and faculty.
Dillon will directly supervise the
HR benefits team, while managing
employee relations, benefits and
labor relations both in the public
and private sectors.
Dillon earned her
EUGENE JOHNSON / THE TORCH Professional in
Early morning buses are crowded with students on their way to classes. Record enrollment has increased riders on LTD’s Human Resources
services to LCC campus. Certification
in 1996. Every
increasing numbers. Because of this, college lot maintenance. Because the cost of bus three years Dillon
Torch archives show that must recertify
parking has been a problem staff is encouraging students to ride the bus, service to the college is paid for by funds
car pool or ride their bikes. provided by the transportation fee, LCC — PHRs require Darcy Dillon
since at least 1998. Last year, college administrators took one hasn’t seen any cuts in service. In fact, new recertification New HR Manager
step in alleviating the parking problem by routes have been added. through
creating temporary gravel lots. “Last year for the first time LCC bought continuing
BRETT STANLEY | News Editor “It was also in the summer of 2009 we some more trips, if you look at the bus 82 education activities to ensure that
& ALICA LUCK | Reporter repainted the lines and relabeled spots as schedule, the highlighted routes are the ones they’re up to date with the most
compact,” Chief Human Resources Director that got added,” Vobora, said. recent human resources policies.
The sight is at least 12 years old — Dennis Carr said. “We issued temporary bus Carr says that parking has been a problem She received her bachelors of
drivers navigate aimlessly through LCC’s at- passes, too. In summer of 2010, we had no for quite a few years and that college officials science at Oregon State University,
capacity parking lots looking for an empty funding for temporary bus passes.” are thinking of solutions to turn to when the continuing on to earn her masters of
space. The $27 transportation fee funds the economy takes a turn for the better. business at the same institution.
LCC students and staff have had trouble college’s student bus pass program and pays Carr also urged students to better time Dillon joined the OSU staff
parking for longer than you’d expect. for parking lot maintenance and repair. their bus rides and possibly take a bus that in January 2009, where she held
Torch articles dating back to 1998 According to Andy Vobora, Lane arrives earlier. “We encourage students to take the post of HR Manager for the
— when the college’s enrollment was Transit District head of marketing the bus at 20 minutes after the hour and 30 Arts and Sciences Business Center.
considerably smaller — recall scenes in the and communications, $15.97 of the minutes after the hour, rather then take the Dillon also supervised recruitment
college’s many parking lots that echo what’s transportation fee funds the Lane Transit one at forty minutes after the hour because for employees and faculty.
seen today. District bus pass program. the ones in the middle of the cycle after often OSU has six business centers,
With the recent downturn in the Production of the bus pass itself is $2.50. times less full then the one leading up to the
economy, students are coming to LCC in The rest of the $27 is reserved for parking start of classes,” Carr said. SEE HR » 12
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Amanda Wooldridge, Features Editor 541-463-5657 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonnie Simoa dances the night away
Dance instructor brings The enthusiasm that Simoa showed during
the 45-minute performance exemplified her
Balinese dancing to LCC love and passion for dance.
“I feel a ferocity and sensuality when I
AMANDA WOOLDRIDGE | Features Editor dance,” Simoa said. “The dance is definitely
an emotional experience from start to finish.”
Not many people can dance in front of a The purpose of Balinese dance is to satisfy ANDY ROSSBACK
large audience. Even fewer can do it for 45 the gods and bring health and prosperity to
minutes straight while they’re bound by three the people. Simoa studied the art of Balinese
layers of cloth and weighted down by an
elaborate head ornament.
Bonnie Simoa, director of LCC’s dance
dancing with her mentor Sang Ayu Ketut
Muklen, one of the last surviving Balinese
teachers of her generation.
I got it
program, accomplishes it with poise.
After taking a four-month sabbatical in
Bali, Simoa has returned to LCC, bringing
The dance is typically performed by three
individuals and has a very abstract feel to it.
Each dance is different and is intended to tell
in the bag
with her the gift of Balinese dance, which a story through the movements, music and “Native American medicine
she performed Saturday in The Blue Door emotions conveyed through the dance. bags are the traditional container
Theatre. “I have been practicing every couple of of supernatural powers,” the
“When I perform this dance, I pray to days,” Simoa said. “I do the whole dance at guest speaker said. “These powers
have energy and focus,” Simoa said, referring least once on the days that I practice. The can protect us and bring balance
to the stamina and strength it takes to go memorization of all the moves is one of the to our lives.”
through the lengthy and intricate dance. hardest parts of the dance itself.” “Right,” I thought to myself.
Simoa visited Bali for the first time 14 COURTESY OF JOHN WATSON After the performance was over, Simoa I was in my Native American
years ago. She went to Bali to search for a Bonnie Simoa poses in an ornamental answered some of the guests’ questions and Autobiography class and we were
deeper meaning and understanding of dance. headdress that she wears while gave special thanks to the people in her life making medicine bags that day.
Although Simoa had already produced performing her Balinese dances. that made it possible for her to return to Bali. The previous night I had
her own successful dance company — The “I want to dedicate this performance recieved news that I would not be
Bonnie Simoa Dance Company — and has During the performance, the audience to my teacher Sang Ayu, whose patience, taking the position I had applied
performed for countless other outfits, her watched with unyielding concentration as humor and friendship inspire my love for her for as editor of the Torch.
thirst for the knowledge of dance in different Simoa danced across the stage with delicate and this beautiful dance,” Simoa said before I wasn’t feeling my best to
cultures was powerful enough to drive her to and mesmerizing movements that many thanking college staff and administrators for say the least. I certainly wasn’t
travel to Bali once again last spring. attendees had never experienced. supporting her trip to Bali. capable of taking a medicine bag
Two other people ran against
me for the editor position: Old
GAME REVIEW Editor and New Editor.
Old Editor was editor last year
and hoped to continue his tenure
into this year. New Editor is now
I gathered my stones, dried
corn and other various materials
for the bag. I assembled the bag
following the directions of the
He warned us that making
the bag incorrectly can cause bad
luck. We also had to believe in
the bag for it to work, he said.
With an I-don’t-want-to-be-here
look on my face, I laced up the
bag and forever sealed my fate.
Main protagonist is When I arrived back at
‘nothing but a ball of yarn the Torch offices, I placed my
pathetic excuse for a medicine
and a couple of eyeballs’ COURTESY OF NINTENDO
bag on the table as I thought it
would make a great centerpeice.
EDER CAMPUZANO | Editor traditional move-right-until-you-reach-the play as Kirby while a friend can assume I told the staff about it. I
end-of-the-stage mechanics that have been control of Prince Fluff, who looks exactly like cracked some jokes about the bag
around since before the first “Super Mario the game’s eponymous hero, but he’s blue and and then let it go.
There are those who will dismiss “Kirby’s Bros.” Really, that’s all you have to do to beat sports a crown. Many of the game’s secrets I had no intention of ever
Epic Yarn” because of its visual style. “Kirby’s Epic Yarn.” Just make it to the end of are easier to access by picking up a friend and seeing it again.
These people must really hate fun. the stage safely. throwing them onto high platforms. I gave my congratulations to
To give up on Kirby’s latest outing because Fortunately, the game’s simplicity is “Kirby’s Epic Yarn” will obviously appeal New Editor. Old Editor arrived
it’s too cute would be a crime. The game’s balanced by a system that rewards perfection. to children and it’s a great title to have at while I was doing this.
beauty is in its simple gameplay and elegant The beauty of the title is in its point system. social gatherings. The learning curve is nearly “Let me see your keys,” Old
art direction. Every stage contains non-existent and the amount of hidden Editor said to New Editor.
Everything in “Epic gems. The more gems you material is enough to satisfy any veteran “You’re fired.”
Yarn” looks as though the collect, the higher your Kirby fan. Although it’s not as frantic as Old Editor
development team bought
the material at Jo Ann At a glance score at the end of the stage. “New Super Mario Bros. Wii,” the title is fired New
There are three different entertaining nonetheless. Editor for the
Fabrics. Heck, the main levels of completion — Don’t let his cuteness fool you — Kirby remaining week
protagonist is nothing but Kirby’s Epic Yarn
bronze, silver and gold. Get means business. of the term. He
a ball of yarn and a couple ESRB Rating: E (ages 6+) a gold rating by collecting cited no reasons.
of eyeballs. Kirby sums up 90 percent of the stage’s I shared looks
the game’s art direction Developers: Good-Feel, gems and you increase your of shock with
perfectly during its opening HAL Laboratories chances of unlocking secret the rest of staff.
scene when he says “This levels. Slowly, all eyes
place feels like pants.” Publisher: Nintendo
That’s right — in order gravitated to the
I’ll admit, the Platform: Wii to see everything “Kirby’s medicine bag.
storyboard cutscenes are Epic Yarn” has to offer, “That thing is cursed,” I said.
filled with enough cutesy MSRP: $50 you’ve got explore every I learned a powerful lesson
sound bites and adorable nook and cranny of each about Native American culture. It
characters to make any stage. Not only that, but if cannot be taken lightly. However,
self-respecting adult skip you bump into any sharp that didn’t solve what was to be
through and the game is a objects or fall into a bottomless pit, Kirby done with the cursed bag.
bit on the easy side. loses all of his gems. You have about five After a summer away, New
For one thing, forget what you knew seconds to recapture your treasure before it’s Editor greeted me.
about falling into bottomless pits — you gone forever. Fail to retrieve your gems and “I’ve got a present for you.”
can’t die in this game. Kirby is rescued by a you can look forward to replaying a stage The cursed medicine bag hung
group of small birds whenever his jumps fall until you can make it through unharmed. above my desk.
short. Make Kirby dive into a pit of lava and The gem system adds a sense of danger to
the little guy may be singed when he returns the game that would be missing otherwise
to the fray, but he continues on as though and gives the title replay value. Kirby’s latest
nothing happened. outing is also more fun with a friend. Managing Editor Andy
The game doesn’t stray far from the If you’ve got a second Wii remote, you Rossback is at 541-463-5109 or
The Torch | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 3
Ballot measures without the jargon
Here’s 5 things
JESSE GRAY | Reporter been released because of injury Measure 74 to do in Eugene
on a budget
or disability in order to qualify. Establishes a medical marijuana
It’s the middle of Fall term. Veterans must also apply for loans supply system, research program
You’re busy, we get it. As a general within 30 years after being released and allows limited selling of
rule most people do not have the from service and must show ability marijuana.
time, energy or desire to read into to repay the loans. This measure A “Yes” vote establishes a low LISA BALL | Reporter
each and every ballot measure and amends the Oregon Constitution income assistance program for
see how it would affect them. That to make loans available to more medical marijuana cardholders, If you’re at LCC, chances purchase every day from
can be attributed to the wordiness veterans, including those who a research program and grants are you’re digging into your 4-6 p.m. Of course, you’re
of those measures in the voters’ served in the National Guard, limited state regulation authority. pockets – or even your couch practically obligated to order
guide. That’s where we come in. others who have honorably served This measure would allow limited - every time your friends say their fantastic margarita if
We’ve translated the jargon so you overseas and veterans who have marijuana sales. they want to go out. After you’re dining at a Mexican
don’t have to. Here’s a sampling not seen combat. This measure A “No” vote retains current all, the starving student is a restaurant. Don’t try ordering
of some of the measures you’ll would make low-interest home law without supply or assistance stereotype for a reason. Here this special at Oakway Center
be voting. And, yes, they’re in loans a lifetime benefit and would programs for medical marijuana are five things you can do in — the deal is exclusive to the
English. increase the number of honorably cardholders or authorization for Eugene that won’t break the 29th Avenue location.
discharged veterans and surviving state organized scientific programs bank. 68 W. 29th Ave.
City of Springfield spouses who are eligible for the or medical marijuana sales. These Diablo’s Funk Jam is 541-683-5458
Measure 20-173 low-interest loan program. services would be funded by fees free on Thursday nights Ballroom dancing at
imposed on them by the measure’s and it’s getting more popular U of O is becoming quite
This measure renews a fire and Measure 73 passage. every week. The jam is run popular, thanks in part to
life safety services levy approved by Reeble Jar sax player shows like “Dancing with the
by Springfield voters in 2005. A This measure requires
increased minimum sentences Measure 76 James Green, and many Stars.” Get your groove on
“yes” vote would levy 36 cents per of Eugene’s top musicians any Friday night with lessons
$1,000 of a home’s assessed value for certain repeated sex crimes Amends Oregon’s Constitution
and incarceration for repeated (and some unknowns) play during the first two hours
for five years beginning in 2011 to and continues lottery funding for together in improvised jam for free. Admission is $4 for
staff a fifth fire engine crew. To put driving under influence charges. parks, beaches, wildlife habitats,
A vote of “yes” on this measure sets. Dancing, merriment and students. 220 Gerlinger Hall.
it in perspective, a three-bedroom watershed protection beyond pool games happen as well. Your place probably has
house appraised at $150,000 increases the minimum sentences 2014 and modifies the funding
for certain repeated sex crimes 959 Pearl St. somewhere to sit, right?
would cost its owners another $54 process. A“Yes” vote continues 541-343-2346 Do you have a computer
in taxes per year. This measure from 70 to 100 months to 300 constitutional dedication of 15
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also imposes a minimum of 90 parks, beaches, wildlife habitat,
days of incarceration for repeated 3-D films cost more. Movies browse through some of the
Measure 70 and watershed protection beyond 12 has “cheap seats” featuring ridiculous titles available
driving under the influence (DUI) 2014 and would modify the
This amendment to the convictions. There are currently films that have been out for for instant streaming. Sure,
funding process and allocations. awhile. The cost is $1.25 all you’ve got “30 Rock,” “All the
Oregon Constitution expands the no minimum incarceration A “No” vote retains the current
availability of home loans through sentences for repeated DUI day Wednesdays, $1.50 before President’s Men” and other
constitutional provision dedicating 6 p.m., $1.75 after 6 p.m., A-list fare, but we’re in love
the Oregon War Veterans’ Fund. offenses. This measure does not 15 percent of lottery proceeds
Currently, veterans must have contain any provisions for raising and $2 Friday and Saturday with “Transmorphers 2.”
to parks, beaches, wildlife, and after 6 p.m. Both are at 2900 With these tips, you should
received an honorable discharge money to cover its costs. watershed protection through
and must have served for more Gateway St. in Springfield. be able to get a good bang
2014. Continuation requires voter Happy hour at Chapala’s for your buck while enjoying
than 210 consecutive days or approval. Mexican Restaurant offers what free time you have in
free nachos with a drink your schedule.
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NEWS EDITOR’S COMMENTARY
BRIEFLY WOMEN’S CENTER
The Learning Garden
Harvest Dinner will occur St.Vinny’s program
helps students save
Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Garden tours will begin
at 1:15 p.m and again at
2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. BRETT STANLEY
LCC culinary students will
prepare soup made from
garden produce. Soup will
be served at noon. The
Students may earn up to $3 for every $1 they
contribute, certain restrictions apply
Learning Garden provided
more than 1,000 pounds of
produce for the college last
BRETT STANLEY | News Editor save a minimum of $25 per month, and must
take an asset training program.
year. For more information,
Visitors to LCC’s Women’s Center learned The maximum amount a person can save I’m the new news editor for the
contact Jennifer Hayward at
541-463-3010. of an education savings account during a is $3,000 with a matching amount of $9,000 Torch this year. I’ve been around
brown bag talk on Oct. 19. and participants can have one account open the past few weeks and have met
Bonnie Simoa and a Colleen Stewart, Individual Development at a time and only two per lifetime, per some of you and missed others.
group of contemporary Account specialist for St. Vincent de Paul household. Funds must also be spent within Already I’ve heard complaints
dancers will perform in the Society of Lane County, Inc. informed a certain time frame based on the amount of from a few students about Lane,
Ragozzino Performance Hall students Tuesday of a matched funds savings time a person’s goals are set for. your (I mean our) financial aid
on Oct. 29 and 30. Sarah opportunity for college students. Savings goals can range between six office, academic counseling and
Ebert, Brad Garner, Cynthia The account, known as an “Individual months and three years, according to Stewart. tuition.
Gutierrez-Garner, Shannon Development Account,” matches $3 for every Matched funds must also be spent on Well, I’m a transfer student
Mockli and Sarah Nemecek $1 saved by a student. The savings account is program specific items, such as tuition, from Mt. Hood Community
will join Simoa on stage. For a “goal oriented savings plan,” Stewart said. books, fees, and equipment that may aid in College in Gresham.
more information, contact The IDA plan started as a congressional the completion of an academic program, I have you beat.
John Watson at book_arts@ initiative in 2000 to help low and moderate according to Stewart. Pessimistically, I give MHCC
yahoo.com. income households acquire assets, according Though funds can be spent on tuition, about two years before it has to
to Stewart. they cannot be spent on paying back student close up shop.
Physics X students “We’re really targeting certain portions loans. “Funds can only be spent on ‘forward’ The front end of the financial
discuss their research of the population, one of those is college expenses,” Stewart said. aid office is headed by three
every Wednesday at 5:50 students,” Stewart said. IDA accounts and the banking and women I’ve often referred to as
p.m. in Building 19, Room fiduciary institutions that administer the
16. The Oct. 27 session
Student applicants for an IDA account The Financial Aid Cerberus.
must interview for application and must meet accounts are FDIC insured. However, Stewart It might suck that your
will be presented by Tobias
Brown and is titled “What criteria before being allowed to participate. did not know how the banking institutions financial aid doesn’t get disbursed
Do Geckos and Wormholes Applicants’ gross income must be at or managed or invested account holders’ savings. when you want, or that it’s not
Have In Common?” For more below 80 percent of $32,200 and cannot Stewart also mentioned several different as much as you want. But have
information, contact Dennis exceed $20,000 in assets for Lane County, types of IDAs, including accounts for you ever had your aid arbitrarily
Gilbert at 541-463-5049. must be an Oregon resident, must be able to business and home ownership. revoked when you reach 70
credits, 20 below the number
The Downtown Center needed to graduate? I have.
computer lab is open for Trust me when I say you (we)
business and operates 9 have it easy down here.
a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays As a new resident of Lane
and Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. County, the out-of-district
Board progresses on final
Tuesdays, and 9 a.m. to tuition I’m paying is, I’m pretty
noon on Thursdays and sure, still cheaper per credit than
Fridays. Lab use is limited to MHCC’s in-district tuition.
current students, instructors
plan for downtown campus
MHCC has a gargantuan
and other college staff. Lab $5.8 million budget shortfall, a
hours are subject to change. looming $3 million repair bill
For more information, for a blown electrical system, and
contact the Continuing
Education Department at
Classroom spaces will feature Apple Store-like designs may be looking at cutting faculty,
staff and academic programs, as
well as increasing tuition $5 more
BRETT STANLEY | News Editor traditionally-styled dormitories. per credit hour.
The American Association Sherman also said there would eventually
for Women in Community Of course, the administration,
The LCC Board of Education made be a poll posted on the MyLane portion of board of education and president
Colleges will host its kickoff
lunch on Oct. 25 from noon progress towards finalization of plans for the LCC website, asking students about how of MHCC say that cutting
to 1 p.m. in the Center for LCC’s new downtown campus during its much they would like to pay for and what programs is a last resort.
Meeting and Learning, Room monthly meeting on Oct. 13. students would like to see in the new student As a seasoned reporter, I have
105. This meeting is open to Project manager Jill Sherman of Gerdling- housing project. my doubts.
the public. Seating is limited. Edlen Development Company and architect After Sherman and Robertson’s downtown Prior to coming to Lane, I
RSVP with Siv Serene Jim Robertson of Robertson-Sherwood campus presentation, the board moved on to was news editor, photo editor
Barnum at 541-463-5849. Architects updated the board on the progress approve moving towards a 50 year “master and one of three copy editors for
being made to LCC’s downtown campus plan” for the college. MHCC’s student newspaper, the
Haunted houses have project. The master plan is a conceptual vision Advocate.
sprung up all over the “We are nearing the end of schematic for the college, according to LCC President I held these positions off and
place. Here are just a few design, which is anticipated for mid- Mary Spilde on, sometimes concurrently,
of the events open to the November,” Sherman said. “That’s kind of “We have started to develop a master plan throughout two years at Mt.
public through Halloween: the first phase of the design process. At that for the college,” she said. “We’ve tried to frame Hood.
• Haunted Mill — 169 point, we will be looking at the college for this recommendation so that it gives flexibility.” I can boast that in my first
Elkhead Rd, Yoncalla. further approval.” The board of education also voted
Oct. 26 through Oct. 28, 6
year, after three weeks at the
Some of the classroom design will be unanimously to approve a tentative Advocate, I was approached by
p.m. to midnight. Oct. 29 based on Apple Inc.’s chain of Apple Stores. contract with the Lane Community College
through Oct. 31 5 p.m. to Bob Watkins, the adviser there,
One key element of the “Apple classrooms” is Employees Association. and offered an editorship.
midnight. Admission Oct. 26 ASLCC president Mario Parker-Milligan
is four cans of food. Oct. 27
that they will feature glass walls. I consider myself fairly good
“We’re calling them an ‘Apple classroom’ also informed the board of students’ at what I do.
through Oct. 31, admission
is $10 or $8 with two cans because some of the newer Apple Stores are frustration with what he called “the parking What I want to bring to the
of food. utilizing these kinds of educational spaces to situation.” Torch is a sense of what news is,
• Chamber of Darkness show off their equipment and systems,” said “The students are frustrated, to say the and how to tackle it. I want to
Haunted House — 24800 Robertson. least, with the parking situation,” Parker- watch where your money is being
Hwy 99, Monroe. Oct. The new campus will also boast housing Milligan said, adding that transportation in spent and how.
29 and 30, 7-11 p.m. for students, though the number of beds and general is a sore spot among many. “I think More than anything, I
Admission is $6. 541-847- apartment design may change at a later date, students want to know what the parking want to inform, as much as
5161. according to Robertson. situation is going to look like in the next year humanly possible, the students
• Haunted Corn Maze at “In part the idea is to design well designed or so and if there’s going to be any solution as to the goings on with the
Lone Pine Farms — 91909 but efficient units, because clearly we want to it.” administration, ASLCC, clubs,
River Rd, Junction City. to build only what we need from a cost Parker-Milligan also informed the board and campus events that might
Fridays through Sundays perspective,” Sherman said. of the 3,474 students ASLCC registered impact their lives.
in October. 7:30-10 p.m. The student housing will also include a to vote and was congratulated on being
Admission is $15 Friday and small number of single occupancy studio the Oregon Student Association’s first
Saturday, $13 on Sundays. apartments in conjunction with more community college chair.
News Editor Brett Stanley is at
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fall into lcc
We’re giving a $10 gift certificate for the juice bar in the new
Health and Wellness Center to the person who submits the
photo that best exemplifies fall at Lane Community College.
Sponsored by the Torch and the
LCC Health and Wellness Center
JAVIER MAGALLANES / THE TORCH
OSPIRG Chair Ariel McCoy (left) observes as Richard Harnsongkram signs a
petition that will be sent to President Barack Obama to protest offshore drilling.
Group seeks to end
HANNAH HYNES-PETTY | Reporter The “No Drill No Spill” campaign
included a representation of the oil spill on Submit your entries in person to Building 18,
In just three months, 200 million gallons the lawn near the Center building. “The
of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. grass is the ocean, and there is 500 square Room 217 or e-mail them to torchads@lanecc.
On Wednesday — the six-month feet of black plastic,” McCoy said. “One
anniversary of the Gulf oil spill — the square foot represents 400,000 gallons of edu. Deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 5. Photos
Oregon Student Public Interest Research oil.”
Group kicked off its “No Drill No Spill” According to Earthjustice, a non-profit become property of the Torch and may be used
campaign to end offshore drilling. public-interest law firm, 6,104 dead birds,
The campaign is focused on gathering for promotional purposes. Limit one entry per
605 dead sea turtles and 95 dead mammals,
petitions to send to President Barack including dolphins, have been collected in person. Photo must have been taken in 2010.
Obama’s administration in hopes to the area affected by the Gulf oil spill.
dissuade the re-opening of offshore drilling.
The moratorium on offshore drilling was
“I really hope [Obama] listens to these
issues. By calling him we’re putting him to
Must be an LCC student or staff member to enter.
lifted Oct. 12. his word,” McCoy said.
“People have been on board,” OSPIRG OSPIRG hopes for 50-100
Chapter Chair Ariel McCoy said. After two demonstrators to call.
hours of demonstrating, three of the 18 “It’s really important. If he’s not being
petitions were full — totaling 55 signatures. receptive to this then there’s no hope left,”
“We’re [setting up tables] tomorrow and McCoy said.
on Friday,” McCoy said. “I would like to see OSPIRG is hoping to launch more
1,000 signatures from this.” campaigns and more events of this nature
Additionally, OSPIRG wants to send “Anything that will get [the
a photo petition with 200 photos of government’s] attention,” McCoy said.
demonstrators holding a “Stop Drilling “[I’m] just interested in making a change,
Now” sign to the Obama administration. really making a difference.”
The Torch strives to make people think, laugh and do better through
balanced and engaging content. It’s a training ground for student
journalists and a public forum for the community.
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Javier Magallanes, photo editor Mike Partee
Eugene Johnson, asst. photo editor
Chris Hogansen, ad manager
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JAMMIN’ BETWEEN CLASSES
have also been
scheduled to help
MIKE PARTEE | Reporter
The transition to a tobacco
free campus continues as
locations for smoking cessation
classes have been finalized and
the Titan Store begins its sales of
Building 4 will host the first
class in Room 104 on Wednesday,
Nov. 3, from 1-2 p.m.
The second and third classes
will be held in Building 5, Room
206 on Nov. 9 and Nov. 18 from
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and noon
to 1 p.m. respectively.
To assist people in the process
of quitting, the Titan Store now
sells packages of nicotine gum.
Every package comes with ten
pieces of gum and sells for $5.
“We haven’t sold a lot of JAVIER MAGALLANES / THE TORCH
gum yet,” Titan Store Director Twenty-year-old Lorin Smith entertains smokers in Parking Lot K Wednesday. Smith is a multimedia student focusing on
Jennifer Steele said. “We don’t
audio engineering. ”I got time between classes,“ he said. ”Most of the smokers are pretty pissed about being moved to the
know if the students are seeking
other resources like the health edge of campus so I try to give them something to smile about.“
clinic or if they are making it to
the designated areas without too
much inconveniences. We also
wonder if people are aware that
we have it for sale now.”
Due to the fact that the gum
is an age-restricted item, students
Health clinic hosts vaccination;has Gardasil
wishing to purchase it should FROM STAFF REPORTS Clinic are a bit more orderly these days. Wilkes says the flu season at LCC usually
prepare to provide photo ID at “Because we don’t have the H1N1 scare, stretches from late October to early May.
the checkout counter. The LCC Health Clinic is hosting another people are more complacent,” Faculty Nurse In order to combat the virus, clinic officials
Sophomore multimedia design round of flu vaccination sessions. This time Nadine Wilkes said. recommend regular hand washing and
student Heidi Shafer didn’t the focus is students. Clinic officials decided to host a second keeping hands away from the face.
know the gum was for sale in the Vaccination sessions will begin at 1 p.m. round of vaccinations due to the looming flu The Health Clinic has also recently
bookstore and highly doubted and last two hours on Oct. 29 and Nov. 1. season. According to Wilkes, the number of acquired a supply of Gardasil, a vaccine
that others did. Health Clinic officials will administer the reported cases for the disease peak around proven to prevent certain types of human
“I think they are both valid shots in Building 30, Room 132 and the cost finals week. papillomavirus — a leading cause of genital
options,” Shafer said. “Not for is $25. Sleep deprivation, inconsistent diets warts and more than 90 percent of cervical
me per se, but I think it’s best for The clinic is no less busy than it was last and high stress contribute to outbreaks cancers, according to Health Clinic officials.
people trying to quit to have an year, when an H1N1 pandemic had most of of influenza in late November and early Gardasil is available in the clinic for women
active support system.” the world on edge. Operations at the Health December. under 25 and the cost is $10.
provide reliable advice and
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CROSS COUNTRY THE FOXTROT
netted for fall
ALAN K. FOX | Sports Editor
Women finish sixth and men finish seventh at Puma Invite
Men’s basketball will have a lot of new The Titans traveled to Portland on
faces on the court this year. Head coach ALAN K. FOX
Bruce Chavka has added players from Texas, Oct. 16 to run in the Puma Invite,
California and Oregon to this year’s squad.
Sophomore transfer Ethan Guiles is a
6’5” inside player from Grayson County
hosted by Concordia University.
Sophomore MaCayla Claver, who
Community College in Denison, Texas. He
can play either the power forward or center
ran unattached for LCC, finished 13th
overall with a time
“He is a big strong player who plays with BY ALAN K. FOX We use computers for
of 18:16.8 in the everyday tasks. We use them
a lot of intensity and works really hard,”
Chavka said. “I expect big things from him 5k race. Two other for homework, Internet surfing,
and should grab a lot of rebounds for us. Facebook and storing important
Titan women, freshmen Rachel information. But what do they
What a great find for us.”
The Titans recruited heavily California Jensen and Laura Jackson, know about football?
Bay Area in the offseason. All of the polls have Oregon
finished among the third of ranked No. 1. Well, except for
One of many players highlighting that
recruitment effort is 5’9” point guard Matt the race. Jensen finished the BCS poll, which is mostly
Juillerat from Amador Valley High School in based on computer polls and
with a time of 19:05.1 some sort of formulation of
“Matt is a very strong point guard who and Jackson finished information.
is very mature,” Chavka said. “He is a great If the coaches and the writers
with a time of have the Ducks ranked No. 1,
leader and we expect a lot from him.”
Alfred “Justice” Thomas, from Freemont 19:26.9. why don’t the computers? I know
High School in Oakland, Calif, is a 6’5” you can bring up strength of
player who can play both forward and center schedule. So the Sooners have
“I really enjoyed the wins over No. 16 Florida State
for the Titans this year. He also was a First course and I’m glad that
Team OAL All-City team member. and No. 22 Texas, Oregon has a
I had the opportunity to win over No. 12 Stanford.
“Justice is a physical force inside and be able to race there,”
knows how to use his body and is a great The Big-12 this year is really
Jackson said. “I thought soft and does not pack the punch
rebounder,” Chavka said. “I think he has a my team did really great
really bright future.” that it has in the last few years.
and put in a lot of effort I know that most of the major
DeShawn Washington, from Castlemont into their races and a lot of us
High School in Oakland, Calif, is a 6’2” media still says that the best
even improved our 5k times, so it conferences in the nation are
was a pretty exciting day.” the SEC and the Big 12, but the
SEE BASKETBALL » 8 Six women set a personal best for truth is the Pac-10 looks to have
a 5k run, and LCC finished sixth the advantage this year.
overall in a run that only included I just hope that the BCS
two other community colleges. doesn’t screw the Ducks like they
“I feel like the girls ran pretty did in the 2002 season, where
consistently starting with our first they overlooked Oregon for a
runner all the way to the seventh Big-12 team, Nebraska, who
to No. 1 in AP,
runner,” head coach John Scholl ended up getting their butts
said. “The goal for them was to stay handed to them in the national
packed for as long as they did, and championship to Miami.
I saw a lot of separation but I think
everyone challenged themselves and
ran really well.”
On the men’s side, freshman Aria
Sometimes it works
The BCS hasn’t always gotten
Kiani was the Titans’ top-finisher. He it wrong, because some seasons
Oklahoma takes No. 1 ran a time of 26:48.7 in the 8k run. it has been obvious who the top
The other top Titan finishers two teams were. In a season like
in initial BCS poll were sophomore Michael this, where there could possibly
Bellamy, who finished with a be seven undefeated teams at the
ALAN K. FOX | Sports Editor time of 27:23.7 and freshman end of the season, it could be a
Miguel Niveves, who ran a Aria Kiani was scary situation.
time of 27:42.5. the Titans’ One positive thing to think
The Ducks (6-0, 3-0 Pac-10) have reached about is the fact that one of
a milestone that they have never reached “On the guys’ side I feel top-finisher
that a lot of them got caught on the men’s the initial BCS top two teams
before. has made it to the national
Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense and high- up in the race, and took off a team at the
little too fast, which you can’t Puma Invite championship game in most of
powered defense has been climbing the polls the years it has been around, so
all season, and with an Ohio State loss to do in a 8k,” Scholl said. on Oct. 16 in
The Titan men anticipated Portland. He let’s hope that it is the Ducks and
Wisconsin, the Ducks are now ranked No. 1 not the Sooners.
in all of the major polls. The sole exception is tough competition in Portland. ran a time of
Freshman Reyes Rivera felt the team I know what you’re thinking
the Bowl Championship Series poll. 26:48.7 in the
— “Wow he is such a homer,
The Ducks started the season at No. 11 did well overall. 8k run.
“I felt that everyone gave it their best shot and always cheering on the home
and have climbed to the top spot in just seven team.”
weeks. showed amazing efforts,” Reyes said. ALAN K. FOX
Scholl seemed pleased with the team’s / THE TORCH The truth is, I am actually
Oregon claimed 39 first-place votes and a huge Ohio State fan, and I
1,471 points overall in the AP poll, 24 more performance as well.
The Titans finished in the seventh and final became a Ducks fan when I
than No. 2 Boise State. moved to Oregon back in the
Being ranked in the top spot doesn’t spot of the race.
“The goal of today was to challenge our kids, early ‘90s.
guarantee Oregon a spot in the National The fact that the Buckeyes had
get them out there and have no race strategy and
to lose to make Oregon No. 1
SEE DUCKS » 9 SEE XC » 9 was a little bittersweet. After the
Buckeyes’ Rose Bowl victory over
the Ducks I told my friends that
if it came down for a chance at a
TITANS OFTHEWEEK national championship, I would
hope for the Ducks to win.
Can you imagine how this city
Aria Kiani MaCayla Claver will be if Oregon wins a National
XC XC Championship?
Kiani was selected as Male Titan Claver was selected as Female Let’s hope the computers get
Athlete of the week based on his Titan Athlete of the Week based it right if the Ducks continue this
running performance at the Puma on her running performance at the winning streak.
Invite in Portland on Oct. 16. He Puma Invite. She ran unattached
was the top finisher on the men’s and finished 13th overall with a time
team with a time of 26:48.27 in the of 18:16.8 in the 5k race. Sports Editor Alan K. Fox can
8k race. be reached at (541)463-5657 or
8 | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | The Torch
Clackamas shuts outTitans
Last year’s Southern
Region MVP dominates
ALAN K. FOX | Sport Editor
The top two teams in the NWAACC
Southern Region faced off at LCC
Wednesday. The Titans lost to Southern-
Region leader Clackamas 3-0.
Clackamas’ Jennifer Jackson — last
year’s Southern Region MVP — scored all
three of the Cougars goals.
Jackson’s three-goal performance
also moved her into the top spot for
goals scored in the Northwest Athletic
Association of Community Colleges.
Head coach Dave Ellis admits that
Jackson’s performance put a damper on
“That took a little steam out of us,” he
The Titans (8-4-1, 6-3-1 Southern
Region) started the game aggressively, but
the effort seemed to slow down after the
first goal by Clackamas (11-2, 10-0) inside
of the 16th minute when Jackson scored
off an assist by Clackamas sophomore
forward Jennifer Almond.
“Clackamas is ranked No. 2 for a
reason. They are a very, very good team,”
Ellis said. “I think the first 15 or 20
minutes we really took it to them.” ALAN K. FOX / THE TORCH
The Cougars controlled the ball for the A dejected Titans soccer team looks to move forward after the 3-0 loss to No. 2 ranked Clackamas on Oct 20. The Cougars
remainder of the game. are the only NWAACC team guaranteed a spot in the playoffs.
Clackamas scored its second goal inside
of the 44th minute of the first half when
Jackson took advantage of an assist by
freshman defender Aryn Rayford. NWAACC Southern Region Standings
“That killed our momentum and killed
our desire for the second half,” Ellis said. Team Season League
The second half was more of the same.
The Cougars controlled the ball and their X-Clackamas 11-2-0 10-0-0
crisp passing kept the ball from the Titan Lane 8-4-1 6-3-1
Jackson got her third goal inside of the Chemeketa 5-6-3 4-3-3
78th minute from a corner kick assist by Clark 2-8-3 2-6-2
sophomore defender Kahyra Ramirez.
This was the first time that LCC has SW Oregon 0-12-0 0-10-0
been shut out all season. Defeat aside, Ellis X = Clinched playoff spot
believes the game was an overall positive
experience for his team.
“I think that we can take some good
things out of this game and some lessons Upcoming schedule
for some things that we need to learn on,”
Ellis said. “These are the games that we Oct. 23 Clark @ LCC 12 p. m.
need to get ready for the playoffs.”
The Titans next challenge comes at Oct. 27 Chemeketa @ Salem 2 p. m. ALAN K. FOX / THE TORCH
LCC on Oct. 23 at noon when the women Oct. 30 SWOCC @ LCC 12 p. m. Kiki McDonagh, Katie Bidwell and Marissa Morris fight for a loose ball
face off against Clark. against Clackamas on Oct. 20.
forward for the Titans.
BASKETBAll “Ellis is very athletic and can get “We have some local guys and we also reached out and
‘DeShawn is a
to the rim,” Chavka said. “I am really
glad he is a Titan.” got some guys from other areas.”
great slasher’ “Lindsay is a 6’5” forward who is
well coached and came from a good
—Bruce Chavka, head basketball coach
From Page 7 program,” Chavka said. “He is a
slasher who can really shoot the ball.
Brendan Schumacher, from
guard who will be new to the team, Marshall High School in Portland
as well. and Devin Harvey from Westview
“DeShawn is a great slasher, High in Beaverton also join the
who can really jump and is very Titans. Both players are 6’5” and will
coachable,” Chavka said. add size to the LCC lineup.
Other California recruits include Chavka also added two players
two more Oakland natives. Darrell from Medford.
Breazell, another Freemont grad and Josh Pecktol is a 6’2” guard from
Tyree Newman from Castlemont also North Medford High.
join the Titans this year. “He is a strong player, jumps well
Breazell is a 5’7” point guard and and is a great competitor,” Chavka
Newman is a 6’6” bigman who can said.
play both forward and center. Gonzalo Duran from South
“Darrell is a quick penetrating Medford is a 5’9” guard who will ad
point guard and has great ball depth to the roster.
handling skills. I am really excited for “He is a great defender and a good
his future,” Chavka said. “Newman leader,” Chavka said.
is a long and athletic player who will Rounding out the class is three-
block a lot of shots for us.” point shooter Daniel Ketchum, a 6
LCC also added players from -oot guard from Sisters High.
throughout Oregon. Daniel is a strong, athletic, three-
Two players from the Eugene area point shooter aho can handle the ball,
added to the team are Ellis McNulty, “ Chavka said. “I am very happy with
from Springfield High School and the class of guys we brought in this EUGENE JOHNSON / THE TORCH
Nick Lindsay from South Eugene. year. We have some local guys and we
McNulty is a 6’3” guy that can Head coach Bruce Chavka has the men’s basketball squad ready to start the new season. The
also reached out and got some guys new players have been heavily recruited from Oregon and California.
play both shooting guard and small from other areas.”
The Torch | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 9
Kyle Hoover slides
home during last
year’s game against
May 20. The boys of
summer have played
games in preparation
for the 2011 season.
The Titans took second
at the NWAACC
a 6-0 loss to Lower
Columbia. The men
look to improve on a
THE TORCH FILE
Titans take one win, one
loss during doubleheader
LCC wins first is because I practiced that right before
the games, and I practiced that in
game 2-1, Linn- practice.”
Daniel Copeland had an impressive
Benton takes play in the eighth when he made a
diving stop at third and threw home
second 4-2 for the out. Skip Spencer and Elliott
Sherrell had strong at bats with a
SARAH DELP | Sports Reporter combined four hits. Twelve pitchers
made an appearance during the 18
You win some, you lose some. innings played overall.
That pretty much sums up the The Titans fell to the Roadrunners
outcome of a double-header between in the second game.
LCC and Linn-Benton Oct. 16. The So far this fall, the Titans baseball
Titans took a 2-1 victory in the first program has put an emphasis on
game, but lost to Linn-Benton 4-2 in player development, while still playing
the second. The Titans took an early competitively.
lead in the first game and maintained “Our coaches have organized new
it for a 2-1 win in the first of two practice schemes for every day to
ALAN K. FOX / THE TORCH
games on Saturday. After outfielder improve our individual game, and
Ducks run onto the field before the Stanford game on Oct. 2. They rose to No. 1 in the Nate Jackson had an RBI-single with aide us as a group to be even better
Associated Press and coaches’ polls two games later. two outs in the third inning. LCC as the weeks go on,” Ryan said. “We
was able to prevent a tying run in the have been able to see improvement
fifth, when Trevor Ryan threw out the from week one, till now and it looks
runner to hold off LBCC for the win. promising. Our whole team has been
DUCKS the only time it counts,” Kelly said. “On Dec. “Our whole team practices how
we play,” Ryan said. “After I threw
great at practicing how we want to
play and I’m really excited to see how
5th, if you’re one or two, then it’s really relevant.
Alabama lost to South Today, obviously it’s an honor for these guys. the guy out at home, our assistant
coach Jeff Lyle came up to me and
the season unfolds.”
Titans play a double-header against
But 49 days from today, we’ll be jumping up
Carolina on Oct. 9 and down, jumping around, doing all the stuff.” said the reason I was able to do that, Corban University, Oct. 23, at noon.
From Page 7 Oregon’s highest-ranked season other than
this was the 2001-02 season when Mike Bellotti
was the head coach and had Joey Harrington as
push them,” Scholl said.
Championship game — in the last two weeks
the No. 1 team in the nation has lost. Alabama
the team’s quarterback. The Ducks went on to
beat Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl.
XC The next meets for Titan cross
(6-1, 3-1 SEC) lost to South Carolina on Oct. 9 Oregon hopes that the losing streak for the
LCC Torch From Page 7 country include the Northwest Athletic
and last week Ohio State (6-1, 2-1 Big 10) was No. 1 team in the country stops at two weeks Association of Community Colleges’
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Bad economy? Now the fun part
When the economy went LCC grow. Now for the fun part. next three years.
Who? sour in 2008, voters decided Area taxpayers made a Those buildings are built. The city has pledged ap
The editorial board to pass an $83 million bond. smart decision to invest in Students are inside them proximately $8 million of the
consists of Editor The first two issues of the education at such a critical right now. They’re learning. $35 million project, with the
Eder Campuzano, Torch contained lengthy cen time. Those newly retooled rest being funded partly by
Managing Editor terpieces on new construction Thanks to that money, students will soon be enter- some of that bond money.
Andy Rossback on campus. more nurses and auto techni- ing the workforce and will Plans for a residence build
and News Editor We can thank taxpayers cians will be put in the local be responsible for some part ing — something usually
Brett Stanley. and their acceptance of the workforce. of the economic recovery in unheard of for community
bond measure for those new In a bad economy, thou- Lane County. college campuses — are also
Write us buildings. sands of people return to The money helped expand running smoothly.
Keep it short, The college should consid school to retool and enter a the LCC campus and the The college is actively seek
sweet and civil. er itself lucky — it’s not easy new career path. minds of students. ing student input on features
Under 350 words. to pass bond measures, even Two years ago, when the And it doesn’t stop there. for the residence halls.
Send letters to during good times. bond passed it might have In a joint effort between It’s a beautiful thing.
But, for some reason, Lane been hard to see the logic in the City of Eugene and LCC, For that, we must thank
County residents are willing spending money on construc- a new downtown campus the taxpayers:
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EDITOR’S COMMENTARY GUEST COMMENTARY
Artwork contains racist symbol
us? Let me know
The article “Context
Conundrum” and the
editorial “Art debacle must
be discussed,” included in
of Uncle Tom, Jim Crow,
Black Sambo, Mammy, and
pickaninny black children,
conveyed messages that
them contemporary at Lane
Community College. The
benign intent and good will
of both the artist and the art
the Oct. 14 Torch, missed slavery tempered the savage committee does not erase the
Word on the street is that we downtown Eugene — no matter the issues that should have nature of the African beast, historical context.
ruffled a few feathers last week. how well-written and beautifully been the heart of their story making them happy and This is not a simple free
What can we say? We’re a news crafted those pieces may be — so concerning Wendy Huhn’s satisfied under their slave speech issue. It is clear that
organization. help us out on that front and artwork entitled “Eat.” master’s benevolent gaze. artists have the right to create
I fielded calls on Thursday chime in. The story line is simple. These images convey messages art of any type, whatever the
morning from a number of people Hear that? You’re getting a The artwork contains the about relationships of power message. But it is not true
who thought that we were out free license to openly speak your image of a “pickaninny that place whites in the that they have the right to
of line for printing “Context mind on matters and issues that cannibal” privileged position and cast display the art anywhere they
Conundrum,” you care about. There’s just one that has non-whites as inferior. like. In “National Endowment
our front catch — keep it tasteful and limit a racist Particularly relevant is the for the Arts v Finley,” the
page story yourself to 750 words. history. This 1954 U.S. Supreme Court US Supreme Court ruled
detailing the If there’s one question we history is decision “Brown v Board of that government institutions
controversy teach our reporters to ask of offensive Education,” which outlawed are under no obligation to
Wendy every source, it’s “why?” Why is and racial segregation in schools. fund art that violates values
Huhn’s that huge solar panel structure threatening The Court overturned their the government wishes
“Eat” piece in the middle of Parking Lot N? to people previous 1896 “Plessey v to promote. In our case,
generated in Why is there a bunch of students of color Stan Taylor
Ferguson” decision which Lane Community College
the David wearing “Vote OR Vote” shirts and their
held that ‘separate but equal’ is under no obligation to
Joyce Gallery. handing out root beer floats in the allies, and facilities satisfied the Equal display art that runs counter
Others cafeteria? Why should I listen to creates an unwelcoming and Protection clause of the 14th to the college’s core value of
thought we the new Jimmy Eat World album? unsafe atmosphere at Lane amendment. The Court relied making Lane a welcoming
missed the As a media outlet, we’re not Community College. on psychological studies environment for people of all
point of the Eder Campuzano above asking this question of Images are never neutral. focused on children in both races, ethnicities, genders and
story with Editor ourselves. In fact, I encourage Racial caricatures convey segregated and integrated sexual orientations.
our editorial. my reporters to ask if there’s a messages about power schools. One of the studies’ Also in regard to free
And, of course, there those who newsroom process they’re unclear relationships. Since images are key findings was that black speech, when artists display
thanked us for breaking the story. on. It’s also a question we’d love received at an emotional and children in segregated schools, artwork in public exhibits,
Personally, I’m more interested you to ask us every once in awhile. unconscious level, they are when given a choice, preferred they become “public figures”
in what the first two groups have Why did we run a certain both powerful and potentially to play with white dolls with respect to the art
to say. story? Why did we choose a dangerous. They need critical over black and that these displayed.
As a newspaper, we thrive certain angle? I’d be happy to tell context for interpretation. children gave the color white As public figures they
on constructive criticism and you should you ask. Absent an artist statement, we attributes like “good and should be prepared to respond
commentary from our readers. While I’m preaching to you are left with their historical pretty” and while black was to critiques of their work.
We love to hear what you have to about how much we love to hear meanings. seen as “bad and ugly.” The If artists wish to minimize
say about the news of the week. from our readers, I do have an Images similar to Wendy researchers concluded that the controversy, they should
For example, we get absolutely apology to issue — sorry for the Huhn’s pickaninny cannibal children internalized racism provide a critical context
thrilled when we see that a new omission of our popular “Think have their historical origins caused by discrimination for interpreting their work.
comment’s been posted on our About It” photo poll in the in European colonization and segregation. Based upon Otherwise the historical
stories online — it’s probably a first couple of issues. It’s a new over the conquered lands these findings, the Supreme context fills the vacuum. That
bit unhealthy, truth be told. If I year and we’re trying to figure and peoples in Africa and the Court ruled that segregation is precisely why Mark Harris
hear Alan Fox’s “new comment everything out. We are students, Americas. One of the earliest carries a message of black asked Wendy Huhn to supply
cowbell” once more, I’ll seriously after all. portrayals is the woodcuts racial inferiority that is an artist statement about
consider dropping our sports Although we’re all still learning displayed in European Hans internalized by both blacks the message she intended to
section. the ropes, we’re striving to make Staden’s 1557 bestseller “True and whites and for this reason convey. As a public figure
One of our biggest goals this newsroom as close to the real History,” which portrays the is unconstitutional under the representing her own art, it
this year is to encourage reader thing as possible. And, in order to Tupinambá Indians in Brazil equal protection clause of the is unfortunate that Wendy
feedback. We took a simple step accomplish this, we could really as lusty cannibals. A history 14th Amendment. Huhn received Mark Harris’s
towards accomplishing this by use your help. readily accepted by colonizing Given this history, it request as a threat, instead as
allowing comments on the website To state it simply — if you Europeans, but far from the should be obvious why people an invitation to engage the
to auto approve. Why wait three disagree with us, tell us. We want truth. of color and their allies Lane community about the
hours to see your rage posted to know. You wouldn’t want to In the United States. were offended by Wendy meaning of her art.
online? disappoint Alan and his cowbell. these racial caricatures served Huhn’s artwork “Eat.” The
We’re also aggressively to justify the institution image of the pickaninny
soliciting our guest commentary of slavery enshrined in the cannibal is painful because Stan Taylor is an instructor of
and letter to the editor programs. Eder Campuzano is the editor of original Constitution of the it renormalizes racist power political science at LCC and
I’m sure you’re sick of reading our the Torch and can be reached at United States. Media images relationships and makes chairs the Lane Peace Center.
rambling articles on why we can’t 541-463-5655 or torcheditor@
find jobs or how we start riots in lanecc.edu
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From Army tanks to blood banks
America has a long way to go before erradicating homophobia
How many times
have you given In the military, there’s a policy that how to reduce the risk of infection via Before the deferral due to Mad-Cow
prohibits anyone who “demonstrate(s) donated blood, the ban is antiquated. Disease, a New York blood center
blood? Once? Twice? a propensity or intent to engage in According to the FDA, the detection imported a quarter of a million pints
The Center for homosexual acts” from serving. In of HIV infection is particularly from Germany.
Meeting and Learning blood banking, this policy bans gay challenging when very low levels of Up until the early 2000s, blood
men from donating blood — for life. virus are present in the blood, for moved internationally — if the lifetime
honored those who Before donating blood, the Food example, during the so-called “window MSM deferral was lifted, international
have donated at least 100 times. and Drug Administration requires that period.” blood trade could be reinstated.
male donors are asked if they have The window period is the time “Developing countries don’t have
Sources say every donation saves engaged in sexual between contraction of HIV and when the infrastructure” to collect blood
three lives. How many lives have activities with a man it can be detected. In the 1980s the donations Engel said. This is our
after 1977. If the window period was six months. Due to opportunity to be good Samaritans and
you saved? donor answers “yes,” advances in technology and a greater help save lives.
they are no longer understanding of HIV, the window The FDA wants a zero percent
It’s election eligible to donate. period is now 11 days. risk of infected blood donations, so
season Since 1986, the
FDA has enforced
The medical community has
discovered new medicines and therapies
accepting donations from men who have
had sexual contact with HIV-positive
life-deferral bans, to help combat HIV and AIDS, women seems counter-intuitive. It is
If you’re anything which prohibit men Hannah yet we are resistant to change our discriminatory and reflects society’s
like us, you can’t who have sex with Hynes-Petty preconceptions. The ban reflects our homophobia.
stand those men (MSMs) from Reporter society’s prejudices since it is based on The FDA’s official site states that
donating blood. the assumption that all gay or bisexual “[The] history of male-to-male sex is
horribly-directed commercials The FDA implemented this policy due men are high risk for HIV. associated with an increased risk for the
and radio spots that come on just to “HIV prevalence 60 times higher “The FDA is always looking out for presence of and transmission of certain
than the general population” in the gay what will make the blood supply safer,” infectious diseases, including HIV, the
when your favorite America’s Next community and HIV-infected donated Engel said. However, straight men who virus that causes AIDS. FDA’s policy
Top Model rerun is getting good. blood. have sexual activities with HIV-positive is intended to protect all people who
The AIDS epidemic that swept the women have only a year’s deferral receive blood transfusions from an
On the other hand ... nation began in 1977. It was a dark time before being eligible to donate blood. increased risk of exposure to potentially
for our country. By 2007, more than Why can’t the gay community infected blood and blood products.”
Election season half a million people in the United States donate blood? There needs to be a However, no medical procedure
is almost over died from AIDS, according to AVERT,
an international HIV and AIDS charity.
compromise in which gay men are
given a year’s deferral and medical
has “zero percent risk.” We need to
spread awareness about the risk of HIV
Two more weeks. The ban was implemented during testing — the same requirements of a transmission via sources other than
a time of great crisis and fear in the straight man who has engaged in sexual blood transfusion.
These three words medical community and in our country. activities with an HIV-positive woman Medical help can only do so much
are what keep some AIDS was still relatively unknown and — before being eligible to donate. to combat HIV and AIDS. We need a
many people were dying from it. In June 2010, The Williams Institute social reform.
of us going every day. “The worst chapter in the history of determined that “lifting the FDA “If you don’t have to sneak around,
For a bunch of journalists, you’d our industry was from 1980 to the early ban would increase the nation’s blood you can be who you really are, fully at
think we’d be excited to have ’90s,” said Douglas Engel, executive supply by more than 200,000 pints a peace, not closeted, [then] the risk of
director for Lane Memorial Blood year. An additional 130,150 men would HIV may very well go down because
such a constant stream of news Bank. In the mid-’90s, blood bought likely donate.” you’re out,” Engel said.
to report on. Tell us — would you from a San Francisco blood bank was We do not face a national shortage We have a ways to go before
$95 per unit, with 10 percent of the of blood, so the extra 200,000 pints overcoming homophobia in our society
want to spend an hour writing proceeds going directly into their legal could be sent to third world countries. — lifting the ban on gay men would
15 inches on Chris Dudley’s defense funds. “Every year, people in developing be a step forward for our society. The
Malpractice lawsuits were at a high countries die because they don’t have most effective approach for social
campaign? Didn’t think so. due to the large number of blood donated blood,” Engel said. reform is for people to be heard, and
donation recipients contracting HIV. If one pint of blood can save three through the acceptance of the LGBTQI
Parking crunch eases However, now that we have a greater lives, a global blood donation could community, we can overcome a disease
understanding of HIV, AIDS and potentially save 600,000 people a year. that devastated our nation.
Have you driven
to campus lately?
Although the lots
are full at peak
Editor’s Mail Bag
times —namely Eugene resident be! The affordable apartment would Springfield/Eugene.
between 10 a.m. endorses allow me to work on fulfilling some Local and statewide leaders and
and 3 p.m. — other dreams without having to work workers know Pat Riggs-Henson
Pat Riggs-Henson all the time just to pay for housing. has the knowledge and experience
we’ve noticed it’s considerably I want to be able to define my own to manage the policies inherent
Jobs and health care are top concerns
easier to find a parking spot on of Pat Riggs-Henson, candidate for future and my own world. in governing a public body with a
county commissioner and just about Alas, it is not to be. Quoting compassion for the workers who have
campus. Way to take the bus, directly from the feasibility study to execute the tasks. Government works
everyone I talk to.
people. Pat is going door-to-door with her (“Under Construction” on the LCC better with her in a leadership role.
campaign to find out what Springfield website) “... student housing at the In my work with her on the
Random fire alarms citizens want to happen. She is one DTC would be expected to support the
College’s growing international student
Lane Community College Board
of Education, Pat demonstrated a
of the top long time leaders in the
There have been a community for job development. enrollment. The housing is intended personality that helps bring people
I think her idea-in-progress to lower to target these particular subsets of the together to solve problems. She is not
few instances this College’s student population who are a wedge that drives people apart. She
the age limit and extend health benefits
year when, for some for those who wish to retire early is more likely to be able to afford the rents is often the bridge that brings them
brilliant. It would open up a lot of associated with a new, downtown high together. And in Lane County we know
unexplained reason, quality housing project. ...” the value of good bridges.
higher paying jobs to new employees
an alarm has blared and lower the cost of health insurance. Let the rest of us “eat cake” then. Her sense of commitment and
One begs to ask the question: Why is dedication to meet her obligations
and caused a building Pat’s 14 years on the Lane
the college getting into this business? is the driving force that makes her
evacuation. Upon investigating, Community College Board has given
her important insight on how LCC The funding sources are the campus want to reach beyond what may
we can never get a straight job development benefits those seeking repair bond measure, controversial seem impossible in times of trial and
skills necessary for Springfield’s future. urban renewal district monies, federal tribulation.
answer to our inquiries. Let’s hope stimulus money, a land gift from the Her abilities serving as chair of the
Do vote for Pat Riggs-Henson for
this isn’t an initiative to get us to County Commissioner. city to LCC ($1) and the raising of LCC Board of Education demonstrated
donations for the dorm project. she was a capable leader. Her constant
walk more. According to the current plan none awareness of the concerns of the worker
Eugene resident of the proposed dorm rooms will have demonstrated her compassion for the
Lady Titans are on a streak a view of the Downtown Public Library. people. Her efforts in this campaign
demonstrate her passion to service.
Looks like the Downtown campus Martin Williams I am proud to join other leaders
women’s soccer plans missing key LCC student including senators Ron Wyden and Jeff
Merkley, Representative Peter DeFazio,
team is going to component Sen. Bill Morrisette, reps Terry Beyer,
make it to playoffs. Mary Spilde invites me to “hold fast Board member Nancy Nathanson and Phil Barnhart,
Congrats on an to your dreams” in the Sept. 24 issue of endorses former mayor John Lively and many
the Torch. My dream is to be kicking more who endorse Pat Riggs-Henson
outstanding game back in an affordable apartment where Pat-Riggs Henson to represent Springfield on the Lane
I can look out my living room window Lane County and its board of County Board of Commissioners.
and see the library that I helped vote commissioners would be well-served
into existence. with the inclusion of Pat Riggs-Henson, Pat Albright
What an inspiring view that could commissioner candidate for Position 2, LCC Board of Education member
12 | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | The Torch
THINK ABOUT IT
How do you feel about gay men not
being eligible to donate to blood?
“That’s unfair! If it’s an AIDS risk thing,
we’re all at risk for AIDS.”
Ariel McCoy, General Studies
“I don’t have a feeling about it in
particular. If they have the right blood, I
don’t see a problem with it.”
Benny Hudnell-Almas, Undeclared
“Them not being able to donate is
Jimmie Berguin, Undeclared
“I gives me an excuse to not donate blood.
I can understand their concern, but it’s
David Friedenberg, Culinary Arts Major
“I didn’t know about that. It doesn’t seem
right. They can screen my blood to see
if it’s infected after I visit a third world
country — that option should be there for
gay men.” JOSH ROSE / THE TORCH
Cloud Pemble, Performing Arts
LCC Food and Beverage Manager Mike O’Neil gets his blood drawn Tuesday in
The Lane Memorial Bloodmobile.
“I didn’t know that was an issue. I think BlOOD The blood bank has about 9,000 donors
a year. Of those donors, approximately
that if they’re willing to help, why not?”
Local high schools 1,000 will not meet donation requirements.
“Only 38 percent can actually donate,”
honored for blood drives said White, who started donating blood
when he was 28.
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“My colleague was dying of Leukemia.
Nancy Milbrodt, Secretarial
You want to do something, but there’s
nothing you can do...[so] I donated blood.”
High School was nationally honored for “As many people have, I’ve lost someone
“I didn’t know it was like that. Now that I having the best school blood drive program I care about, so in part I do it for her.”
in the country according to America’s Cancer patients need specific blood
do, I think it’s wrong.” Blood Centers. components because chemotherapy
“Marist [High School] and Cottage can damage their body’s ability to make
Grove [High School] are big rivals. They platelets. Apheresis donation is a “special
compete to see who can donate the most way to save a life.”
Katy Colgan, Medical Imaging
blood. The student coordinators get the “Pheresis is so, so important for cancer
word out, they’re amazing,” said Pamela patients,” White said.
Fudger, a phlebotomist at the blood bank. “It’s no different than giving whole
“As long as you meet the health criteria, “I really like going to the high schools, blood, you can barely feel it,” said Kat
everyone is so enthusiastic,” Fudger said. Sanderson, during her 88th pheresis
your sexual orientation shouldn’t have any A widespread misconception is “I have donation. “I was in the Airforce during
bearing on whether or not you should be a common blood type so I don’t have to Vietnam, and I was a donor back then.”
able to donate blood.” donate. Actually, the more common it is, There are a variety of misconceived
the more people need it,” White said. notions about blood donating; however,
The blood bank needs to collect 81 pints “I think most people are really afraid of
Marisa Hastie, Program Coordinator needles,” said Fudger.
a day to satisfy its obligation to PeaceHealth
and two other out-of-state hospitals. If “It just feels really good to help
Lane Memorial does not reach its target someone,” said White.
“I can understand where they’re coming number of pints, the blood must be bought The Bloodmobile’s next stop will be at
from because of STDs, but that’s bullshit. from different dispensaries in the nation. the Civil War game at Reser Staduim on
“If there is a national shortage, a unit the Oregon State Unviersity campus. There
When I think of [the ban], I think of the [of blood] can run $200,” Donor Services will be free pizza and cookies. Every year
army and ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.’” Supervisor John Fornda said. there is a large turnout.
Emily Sunstine, General Studies
HR Dillon left OSU on Oct. 6 in order to
be closer to home. Although she worked
Dillon left OSU to come in Corvallis, Dillon commuted from
“There’s such a prevalence of STDs all over Eugene.
our society, not just in the gay community. closer to home Janice Brew previously held the position,
You can get AIDS in many different ways.” leaving in June 2010 for other employment
From Page 1 opportunities.
Among her first goals as LCC’s newest
human resources manager, Dillon hopes to
Noël Sunstine, Art which take care of different departments. start working on open enrollment for the
The Arts and Sciences Business Center Section 125 Plan, which allows employees
which supports the colleges of Liberal Arts, to choose between different types of
Sciences, Education and Honors College. benefits.