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               Lane Community College’s public forum since 1964             Thursday, October 21, 2010         Eugene, Ore.    Volume XLVII, Issue 4


   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

                                                                                                                                                       There’s a 

                                                                                                                                                       Beaver in 

                                                                                                                                                       Building 3

                                                                                                                                                         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.
                                                                                                                                                           A certified
                                                                                                                                                       HR professional,
                                                                                                                                                       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
2 | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | The Torch

                                                       Amanda Wooldridge, Features Editor                541-463-5657

Bonnie Simoa dances the night away

                                                                                                                                                                CHANGING lANES

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
                                                                                                                                                            my boss.
                                                                                                                                                                I gathered my stones, dried
                                                                                                                                                            corn and other various materials

                                                                                                                                                            for the bag. I assembled the bag
                                                                                                                                                            following the directions of the
                                                                                                                                                            guest speaker.
                                                                                                                                                                He warned us that making

cute yarn
                                                                                                                                                            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

                     In English,please


                         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
                                         months if the measure passes. It                                                 Cinemark 17 Theaters’        and Netflix? Grab a friend,
renews current local option taxes.                                              percent of lottery proceeds for       matinees are $5. Of course,      make some popcorn and
                                         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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4 | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | The Torch

                                                       Brett Stanley, News Editor          541-463-5657 

  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
                                                                                                                                                       The new

   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.
                                                                                                                                                       news guy

   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                                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.
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                                                                                                            PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

                                                                                                           fall into lcc
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                                                                                                        Health and Wellness Center to the person who submits the
                                                                                                        photo that best exemplifies fall at Lane Community College.

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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 

       offshore drilling

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.”



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6 | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | The Torch

                                             JAMMIN’ BETWEEN CLASSES

Titan Store
now selling
nicotine gum
Cessation classes
have also been
scheduled to help
students quit
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
nicotine gum.
    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.

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                                                             Alan K. Fox, Sports Editor          541-463-5657

Hoop recruits 
                                                                                  CROSS COUNTRY                                                       THE FOXTROT

netted for fall

ALAN K. FOX | Sports Editor
                                                              RUNNING AROUND

                                                                  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
                                                                                                                                                                Forget the 

Community College in Denison, Texas. He
can play either the power forward or center
                                                              ran unattached for LCC, finished 13th
                                                                                   overall with a time
                                                                                                                                                                BCS poll

    “He is a big strong player who plays with                 BY ALAN K. FOX                                                                                     We use computers for
                                                              Sports Editor
                                                                                   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
Pleasanton, Calif.
    “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

Ducks move 

                                                                  “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

coaches polls
                                                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
Wednesday match
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
Titan morale.
    “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
                                                                                                                                                                Linn-Benton on
                                                                                                                                                                May 20. The boys of
                                                                                                                                                                summer have played
                                                                                                                                                                numerous exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                games in preparation
                                                                                                                                                                for the 2011 season.
                                                                                                                                                                The Titans took second
                                                                                                                                                                at the NWAACC
                                                                                                                                                                tournament after
                                                                                                                                                                a 6-0 loss to Lower
                                                                                                                                                                Columbia. The men
                                                                                                                                                                look to improve on a
                                                                                                                                                                33-17 record.
                                                                                                                                                                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’
upset by then-No. 18 Wisconsin.”                                                EWEB Greenpower ad                                                  Southern Regional Championships
                                                   when they host UCLA Oct. 21 at Autzen. The
   “What I’m really fired up about, to be honest                                bw 6 col. ESPN x 4.5 in have them see what it’s like to compete
                                                   game will be broadcast on ESPN and (10 in)                                                       on Oct. 31 and the NWAACC
with you, is 49 days from today, because that’s    3D.                                                     against other people that are going to   Championships on Nov. 14.
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          Our view
          Keep thanking
     local taxpayers for
       their contribution
      to your education
                                     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
         Attach name,
          address and
                                  County residents are willing             spending money on construc-        a new downtown campus                   the taxpayers:
        phone number.             to shell out a bit extra to help         tion projects.                     should be built within the                 Thank you.

     EDITOR’S COMMENTARY                                                               GUEST COMMENTARY

    Disagree with 
                                                                    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
                                                                                                                             The Torch | Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 11


Thumbs ...
People who give blood
                                        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
                                        Ruth Duemler
                                        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.
against SWOCC!
                                        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

                                                                        ON CAMPUS

        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.
                                                                        From Page 1
                                                                                                                             “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.

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