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Inside September 1, 2003 Oklahoma City Community College PIONEER This Week • Alternative school needed, editorial, p. 2. • Scholarship recipients named, p. 4. • Retention pond work under way, p. 5. • Campus clubs recruit members, p. 6. Traffic light to reduce congestion By Caroline Ting Staff Writer O KCCC has a new welcome light — the traffic signal at the inter- section of Drexel/Regent’s Blvd. and S.W. 74th Street. Due to heavy traffic at this location, the college has worked toward having the traffic light installed for several years, said Art Bode, vice president for Business and Finance. “As the city did various traffic counts and accidents research,” Bode said, “[the college] had risen to a level of traffic flow that required a signal.” According to the Traffic Commission, certain factors had to exist in order to justify the installation of the light. The conditions were that the signal had to Photo by Keah Roggow be for use at a location where the traffic Enjoying the sun: Student Bryan Huffman relaxes and reads a book between classes outside of the is heavy on the main street based on a library. Temperatures have continued to soar into the ’90s most days as the new semester begins. minimum of one hour on an average day. Before a written request was submit- Computer virus clogs system ted to the Traffic Engineering Division on Jan. 31, the college met with repre- sentatives from the city of Oklahoma City and the Traffic Planning Commis- MS Blast, Nachi, SoBig create headaches first week of school sion, as well as city council members regarding the issue, Bode said. slowed down the entire network. The request was approved by the Traf- By Daniel Lapham The third virus attempting to cause havoc to fic Commission March 17. There was no Editor the college was the “SoBig” virus. This virus is pri- cost involved for OKCCC, Bode said. marily an e-mail virus that shows up as a link to Director of Safety and Security Ernest patch a person’s computer, said Dave Anderson, Machado said the city was “helpful and cooperative” in planning the light. T hree computer viruses thrown in the mix with the usual rush week headache — now, that’s a formula for stress. hardware and software specialist. Because it shows up through e-mail, Anderson said, it was taken care of at the server level. Bode said the college will work with the city in watching traffic flow — espe- Students enrolling in classes may have noticed Davis said they have caught most of these vi- cially during the first two to three weeks of the semester — to ensure the timers the systems running slower than usual. ruses at the server level but “Nachi” is the one that set on the traffic lights will allow traffic According to Lisa Davis, director of technology hit them hard. to move steadily on and off the campus. support services, three major viruses have hit the “That’s the one that someone brought in on a “[The college sees] the benefits as be- college computer systems network within the past laptop,” Davis said. ing, first and foremost, safety as it re- two weeks. She said the first virus to attack the Anderson explained how this one got in. lates to students, faculty and staff and system was called the “MS Blast” virus. “We get hit by viruses all the time but the server visitors coming to campus in terms of “‘MS Blast’ was the first virus but it didn’t do takes care of them. This time the virus came from [a reduction] for potential accidents,” any damage to our systems,” Davis said. She also the inside from a laptop,” Anderson said. “So by Bode explained. said it was taken care of fairly quickly. the time we knew about it, it was already on our Machado said the traffic light will be The second virus called “Nachi” actually started network. very good for traffic control. as a good virus designed to patch the hole in the “What this virus does is, it has all of these In addition to the ongoing construc- network created by MS Blast. This worm virus ac- tion of the drainage pond project, Bode tually did the most damage. said, the light will also help control the They said the virus itself did not do any damage See “Virus,” page 8 traffic as the dump trucks remove the to the servers, but the traffic it created significantly dirt off the campus. 2 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Editor • Daniel Lapham • 682-1611, ext. 7675 Editorial and Opinion Editorial Another view on discrimination Gays receive To the editor: This letter is in response to the letter to the editor in you can safely conclude that both whites and mi- norities receive the same someone's intelligence based on race that doesn't exist? We may try to slip in special ed the July 21 issue regarding discrimination "only" being illegal for 39 years. I beg to differ. Discrimi- education. This being the case, then I must be dumber by being of a non-white race since that minority communities have poorer education. Sorry to burst your bubble, but there are poor white The Harvey Milk High School, in existence for al- nation against minorities less is expected of me to folks in those same com- most two decades in New York City, has caused still exists in affirmative pass a test. This has noth- munities. So if you’re going lots of talk and controversy. action. Is it OK to think of ing to do with equality, but to discriminate, do it on It is the first school in the nation designed to meet blacks and other minorities with intelligence and the income, not on race. the needs of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and as less capable or less in- ability to learn. Thank you for letting me questioning youth (LGBTQ), who are at the high- telligent than whites? Per- Next, we must define have a voice. est risk for experiencing harassment and fears in a sonally the thought sickens race. How dark does my —David Lapham mainstream school. me. This is in fact exactly skin have to be to be “black” Former OKCCC Apparently, some conservatives as well as civil what affirmative action or African American or His- Student libertarians are quite concerned about such a does. panic? In the United States school being separate and distinct from other pub- If I am white, I am re- we are all a part of interra- lic high schools. Comments like “discrimination” and “segregation” both have been brought against quired to make a higher score on the GED, SAT, cial relations for years dat- ing back to slavery. There PIONEER Harvey Milk. But the truth is that the Harvey Milk ACT and many other edu- are very few pure blood Af- Vol. 32 No. 2 School was not established to discriminate against cational tests to pass or in ricans that are not recent Daniel Lapham.................Editor straight students. the case of the SAT and immigrants. As well, there Caroline Ting.........Staff Writer In fact, the admission is open to all, regardless of ACT, I must score higher to are few pure blood Europe- Lacey Lett..............Staff Writer race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or physi- Keah Roggow.....Photographer ensure admission to col- ans that are not recent im- cal abilities. These criteria sound awfully familiar Brent Hodges.........Ad Manager lege. Now, since public migrants. We are just one because they are the same as any other public Melissa Guice.....Online Editor schools have been desegre- big melting pot. institution’s admission requirements. And it is cer- Ronna Austin.........Lab Director gated for far longer than Isn't that part of what Sue Hinton.......Faculty Adviser tainly not segregation wanting to place children in any high school senior makes America beautiful? a safe place where they belong. They deserve a would be affected by, then How can we then judge The PIONEER is a publica- chance to learn and identify themselves the way tion of Oklahoma City Com- they want to. munity College through the The New York State Conservative Party Chair- Division of Arts and Humani- man Michael Long made a comment about Harvey ties. It is published weekly Milk to CNN. He said: “If you want to protect them during the fall and spring se- by creating a special school, yank out the bullies mesters and the eight-week and create a special school for them.” summer session. What a rash comment Long had made, without All opinions expressed are those of the author and do not thinking straight. Imagine if all the bullies were necessarily represent those of really ‘yanked out’ and put into a special school. the publisher. What would they all be doing? The bullies would The PIONEER welcomes let- probably start fighting with one another for their ters to the editor and encour- needs to be met. ages the use of this publica- What Harvey Milk is trying to do is help as many tion as a community forum. students as it can, students that don’t feel safe in All letters must include the a traditional high school, to achieve their goals in author’s name, address, a safe learning environment. This doesn’t mean that phone number and signature. the students are separated from the real world. However, the PIONEER will Harvey Milk has the same curriculum as any withhold the name if the re- quest is made in writing. The other high school, and they also offer a high school PIONEER has the right to edit diploma program, which enables students to re- all letters and submissions for ceive a high school diploma upon completing the length, libel and obscenity. New York City Department of Education require- Letters to the editor can be ments for graduation, according to www.hmi.org. delivered in person to the PIO- Not only does the school provide a safer place for NEER office, mailed to: Pio- students to study and learn, but it also provides neer Editor, 7777 S. May, counseling to help those who might be struggling Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with any type of behavior and mental health prob- 73159 or faxed to 682-7568. Letters may also be e-mailed lems, gender identity and much more. Even though Harvey Milk is only available to as- sist a small portion of at-risk youths, it has made Get your cartoon to firstname.lastname@example.org. A phone number for verification must be included. many students’ lives much better than they would have been without the school. Some might still think that the existence of Harvey in the Pioneer. The PIONEER can be ac- cessed on the Internet at: http://pioneer.okccc.edu. Milk is a waste of taxpayer money but in an imper- fect world today, Harvey Milk actually creates a happy family for many LGBTQ youths. e-mail Daniel —Caroline Ting Staff Writer email@example.com Lab Director • Ronna Austin • 682-1611, ext. 7307 September 1, 2003 • PIONEER • 3 Comments and Reviews ‘Le Divorce’ is le lamest Kate Hudson, Naomi the very next scene. ture. Watts, Glenn Close, The story is about a The picture hangs in the Stockard Channing and woman named Isabel home with Roxeanne and Bebe Neuwirth star in this (Hudson) who visits France her husband. It is worth a French comedy-drama-ro- to see her sister Roxeanne bundle because it is mance film based on a best- (Watts). When she gets thought to be a La Tour selling book by Diane Johnson, “Le Divorce.” The only thing going for there she finds out that a pregnant Roxeanne has been left by her adulterous painting. Everyone on both sides of the family desire the painting, but in the end Belief is necessary this movie is the big names. husband. Throughout the only one family gets it. This country was founded on the premise that These great actresses didn’t movie Roxeanne is trying to The scenery and the Art everyone should be free to believe what they want, have the script nor the persuade her husband to Nouveau feel in the movie whether they be atheist, agnostic, Buddhist, Mus- storyline to let them use come back to her before she are beautiful. You actually lim, Christian or whatever. their talent to their advan- signs for a divorce. get to see the Eiffel Tower After watching the removal of the Ten Command- ments from the Alabama state courthouse on the tage. Hudson had little per- As time rapidly passes by, from the inside. Other than news a couple of days ago, I started thinking (I know sonality and Naomi Watts’ Isabel learns French and that, I highly recommend it’s scary, me thinking). performance seemed rather immerses herself in the people to avoid this film. What has this country come to? Yes, I firmly be- weak. French culture, including It is rated PG-13 for ma- lieve that every individual should have the right to Time moved by too fast. being a mistress to her ture elements and sexual believe what they want as long as it does not harm One minute Watts was one uncle-in-law. The only twist content. another individual. I also believe that there must month pregnant and then in the movie has to do with —Lacey Lett be a separation between church and state. But at seven months pregnant in the family heirloom, a pic- Staff Writer what point does the separation of any and every belief structure from the fabric of our laws become Second notch in Costner’s gun self-destructive? 180 degrees from extreme is still extreme. I have concerns with this ever increasing plight Kevin Costner has aged, Bening, the rest of the cast they take a stand. to completely dissect everything to do with a belief but he seems quite com- are relatively unknown. They come to the small structure from anything to do with the operation of fortable with it. His This also makes the film town and prepare for a gun our nation. At what point do the basic principles wrinkles are not what one more interesting to watch. battle. The story might that allow us to operate as a society become so pays attention to in the new Choosing the right actors sound as if it’d bore you to skewed, that the only thing to believe in are laws film presented by Touch- for the right characters is tears, but the fight scenes and government? It appears to me that a belief in nothing but gov- stone, “Open Range.” definitely a challenge for are well directed and excit- ernment is what our forefathers were trying to es- What the viewer sees in the director as well. ing to watch. cape. The main reason our forefathers came to this the film is how amazingly The story is fairly simple Boss and Charley usually country was to escape the oppression of their gov- talented he is both as a di- and straightforward. Boss don’t agree on every deci- ernment. Yes, their government used the Church rector as well as an actor. (Duvall) and Charley sion but their personalities of England to oppress them. However, do you really The film starts at a rather (Costner) have been riding do match. Boss is more of think that a government needs a religion to oppress slow pace but then the together for 10 years. Their a calm person, who doesn’t its citizens? The exact same thing can and will hap- story gets you right into it group includes two other like to use unnecessary vio- pen if the entity in power is given the right to decide without even realizing it. members, Mose (Abraham lence. While, Charley was where, how and what we choose to worship or not Compared to Costner’s Benrubi) and Button (Diego born with a killer attitude, worship. It is the same thing for a government to first-directed film, “Dances Luna). which he tries to hide un- force its citizens to refrain from any sort of religious expression in public as it is for the government to With Wolves,” which is also Costner meets and forms der the taming of Boss. force its citizens to subscribe to only one religion. a western, “Open Range” a romantic relationship In the making of this film, Think about this. The absence of all belief is still probably wouldn’t get as with Sue (Bening) when Bening deserves lots of a belief within itself. The Constitution was originally much appreciation from they take Mose to the doc- credit as well. Even though intended to protect the rights of the nation’s citi- the general crowd. tor after he gets hurt badly she seems soft at first, she’s zens to freely express themselves. We must demand But still, “Open Range” is in a town where he was tough. The fact that she the freedoms of all belief structures. To promote worth viewing for its one- sent on an errand. acted the whole film with no the absence of belief is still promoting a belief. This of-a-kind beauty. Obviously, cowboys like makeup on impresses me is a belief in nothing. I am not saying that one reli- What strikes the audi- Boss and Charley ain’t as well. gion is better than another or that those who are ence the most is how sim- gonna let nobody tell them This film was written by atheist are less than those who believe in a higher ply each character’s own what to do or where to go. Craig Storper and based on power. All I am saying is that if you as a person truly believe in something, why does it matter that values are expressed This is why when the the novel by Lauran Paine. someone else believes differently than you? throughout the film. Marshall of a small town It’s rated R for violence. If you are truly worried about someone telling you Except for Costner, Rob- tries using violence as a tool —Caroline Ting what you should believe, then think about the fact ert Duvall and Annette to run them out of town, Staff Writer that they are. The citizens of this country are being told to believe nothing, or at least don’t show that you believe in anything. Just keep it to yourself. Quote of the Week: I don’t know about you, but I believe that the di- versity of cultures and religions in this country is "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the what makes it beautiful. I urge you to support ex- pression, not oppression. If you don’t like what you gift is nothing without work." see, don’t look. -—Emile Zola (1840-1902) —Daniel Lapham Editor 4 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Staff Writer • Caroline Ting • 682-1611, ext. 7675 Scholarship winners honored at reception Justin Ast, Megan Barrett, Matt Caban, Jes- Straka, Jason Terry, Benjamin, VanNess, By Lacey Lett sica Carnes, Staycey Chandy, Julie Coker, Der- Brecca Wells, Trent Williams, Justin Wright and Staff Writer rick Cummings, Isaac Dominguez, Daniel Jessica Zettl. Dumbleton, Brenton Ehlinger, Reuben Alumni Association Scholarships: Meagen Fredricks, Thomas Ha, Brandy Herman, Mat- Attebery, Heather Condict, Phong Hoang, The 2003 to 2004 scholarship reception was thew Johnston, Garret Aldridge, Brandon Tracey Medrano and Kim Pham. held on Aug. 19 to honor current students and Bales, Melissa Barton, Jennifer Cantrell, Faculty Association Scholarships: Jeffery incoming students who received scholarships. Janetta Carr and Kyle Choate. Amos, Laura Arbetello, Kristie Bradley, Gina OKCCC President Bob Todd congratulates all Shaun Cosby, Joshua Curliss, Micah Downey Casey, Melissa Frazier, Jan Hoepfner, John the scholarship winners. Jonathan Edwards, Jordan Evans, Christy Mansera, Dustin Perkins, William Rice III, Julie “Congratulations to each of our scholarship Garrison, Jarod Hale, Becky Jackson, Amanda Shatswell and Mary Vick. recipients. We are honored that they have cho- Judkins, Ahsan Ashfaq, Miranda Bandy, Mike Nursing Scholarships: Kathryn Clarkson sen Oklahoma City Community College and Bergstrasser Jr., Christine Cao, Phillip Chan- and Kelly Hemphill. wish them every success as they pursue their dler, Ashlee Church, Jason Crouch, Huong Jack Cain Memorial Scholarship: Dianne educational and career goals.” Doan, Kendra Draper, Stephen Edwards, Jen- Wilkes. The scholarship recipients are as follows: nifer Folmar, Jerry George, Krista Hamm, Madi- Susan Clowers Memorial Scholarship: Academic Scholars: David Anderson, Lindi son Johnson, Leah Kahue, Rachel Kinyon and Lawrence Atteberry. Criswell, Craig Hunter, April Brewer, Jacqueline Lindsey Laurent. Kay Edwards Memorial Scholarships: Jes- Dake, Wade Mooring, Valerie Carlson and Jenny Liles, Danah Love, Jeremiah Mattox, sica Ball, Markisha Gates and Carlos Robinson. Kristin Dunlap. Chris Miler, Nicole Novotny, Holly Palmer, Bobby D. Gaines Scholarship: John Brady. Regents Scholarship: Amy Banu, Justin Cheryl Phillips, Jessica Russell, Kira Schmult, Larry D. Golden Memorial Scholarship: Lori Feese, Megan Richardson, Charles Beavers, Jarrod Simmons, Tamra Starr, Lindsey Lowe. Shannon Fralish, Robert Simpson, Dewayne Stratton, Sean Tolbert, Thomas Vasquez, Jana Mary Ann Merz Memorial Scholarships: Bell and Lauren Hakim. Westberry, Geoff Willis, Monica Wright, Bran- Michelle Blackwood and Jessica Larson. President’s Scholarship: Brenda Arens, Jon don Laib, Kim Le, Holly Lloyd, Lindsey Love, Sharon Robinson Memorial Scholarship: Blice, Heather Condict, John Giles, Chi Huynh, Fraconda McGregor, Chris Morrow, Ashley Patrick Billen. Natalie Pham, Trent Tarp, Daniel Wortham, Obermeyer, Fonzie Paredes and Dylan Post. Matt Skvarla Journalism Memorial Barbara Biggers, Jared Brown, Nicole Dodson, Randy Sanders, Cara Seikel, David Smith, Scholarship: Daniel Lapham. Thanh Hoang, Beth Johnson, Phu Pham and Sean Stebler, Amber Strong, Jonathan Valen- Linda Thornton Memorial Scholarship: An- Jason Waugh. tine, Bethany Warn, Nick Williams, Justin Wil- gel Owen. Melissa Yarbrough, Toby Blair, Christopher son, Joe Zais, Lindsay Lauderdale, Kara Lee, Peter Wright Memorial Scholarship: Chris- Clay, Nicole Estes, Jennifer Horton, Summer Norma Lopez, Michael Mathew, Jacob Merrill topher Pitts Moore, Stephanie Russell and Amanda Will- Jennifer Nguyen, Ajith Oommen, Jeremy Women of the South Scholarships: Jackie iams. Pearson, Amanda Powders, Scott Sanders, Alaniz, Casey Close, Marla Copeland, Sojourna Freshman Scholarship: Ashley Aldridge, Selena Seraj, Ashlee Standridge, Chelsie Henry, Lisa McLain and Teresa Staggs. Enrollment problems made students unhappy, again paying her expenses. problems college workers were ex- being processed at the same time, By Lacey Lett “They said they didn’t get my periencing. we manually placed those students Staff Writer payment.” Owen also said the “It has to do with the system. on hold. When you do it manually, Bursar’s of fice told her they We’ve had an increasing demand there is unfortunately always room couldn’t do anything because she upon our computer system. for human error.” Disorganization was what stu- had already been dropped. She had All the traffic has slowed down Students who have problems dents were complaining about last been waiting for two and a half things. There are provisions and with enrollment should talk to the week. hours. She said she never had software that should make things office of Admission and Records to Students all over the main build- problems enrolling before. considerably better for spring.” correct the errors, Barton said. ing were heated about how long it Raelyn Wilkerson, 19, also said When asked about the situations took them to enroll online. Jeremy she got dropped after paying her that Owen and Wilkerson were Thomas, 21, said he sat at the en- entire payment for the fall semes- having, Barton said: “We’ve had rollment computers for one hour ter. “This is a hassle. isolated cases. We had a huge and 45 minutes and was still hav- This is like the seventh time I’ve number of payments along with fee ing problems. had to come up here.” extensions that students at- UPWARD BOUND Amanda Owen, 21, said she was Gloria Barton, dean of admis- tempted to process. Tutors in History and Science. Apply dropped from classes even after sions and records, talked about the “Because of the number of those in Human resources. Deadline is Septmeber 5, 2003 Mental wellness fair visits OKCCC Sept. 5, 6 EOE Several exhibits will be set up [Helpline],” she said, “they’re there By Caroline Ting in the conference rooms and the to listen to you and direct you to Classified Ads F R E E to Staff Writer general dining area from 9 a.m. to the people that can really assist students, faculty, 5 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you with your problems.” & staff. Go by the Saturday. Participants may park in lots D Pioneer office (2M6) and fill The Festival of Hope Mental Resources on mental health will and E and enter from entry 6. Wellness Fair will come back to the be available at the fair, said Mae The fair is free and open to the out a classified form by OKCCC campus for the second Williams, chair of mental wellness public. 5 p.m. Tuesday year on Friday and Saturday, Sept. fair 2003. For more information call CON- for the next issue. 5 and 6. “When you call the CONTACT TACT at (405) 840-9396. Photographer • Keah Roggow • 682-1611, ext. 7676 x September 1, 2003 • PIONEER • 5 Retention Pond construction started This rendering By Daniel Lapham shows what the Editor retention pond, being constructed on The montage of dump trucks and heavy dig- ging equipment on the northeast corner of the the northeast OKCCC campus has students wondering what’s corner of the going on. campus, will look There is a good reason for all the commo- like after it’s tion. Wittwer Construction, under contract with completed. The the city of Oklahoma City, is digging out more area will be home than 225,000 cubic yards of dirt for the pur- to the pond, a pose of constructing a pond on campus. center island, Sean Rosales, psychology major and student jogging and employee for student development, said he walking trails and wasn’t sure what the construction was for at a fountain. first but had heard bits and pieces about it. “I knew it was for a specific reason,” Rosales said. “I just wasn’t sure what reason.” The pond is designed to hold water runoff from the campus and its surrounding neigh- Dirt is loaded into a truck to borhoods during heavy rains, said OKCCC Vice be hauled off to another President for Business and Finance Art Bode. location as construction takes Bode said he thinks the pond will be a beau- place on campus for a tiful addition to the campus after its comple- retention pond. The pond is tion, projected for February. designed to hold water runoff “Aesthetically, the pond will have a signifi- from the campus and its cant effect on the college,” Bode said. “The area surrounding neighborhoods will have a permanent pond that will retain water at all times and then it will have an area during heavy rains, said beyond that which detains the water and slows OKCCC Vice President for the flow off campus [during] severe rains.” The Business and Finance Art pond will add beauty as well as utility. Bode. “There will be the pond, with an island and a fountain. There will be jogging and walking trails around the pond as well as around that entire quadrant,” Bode said. Students are excited about the idea of a new place to relax and exercise. Photo by Keah Roggow “I will definitely use the trails to jog,” Rosales said. “It’s definitely closer than having to go to Earlywine,” Bode agreed. “I would envision that, after completion of Smoking law effective Sept. 1 the pond, not only students, faculty and staff sure how the college will re- major, said the new law doesn’t at the college will utilize this area but also mem- By Daniel Lapham spond to the legislation. bother her at all even though bers of the community will be able to walk and Editor “I have not yet had the op- she is a smoker. jog without having to contend with the traf- portunity to review these new “It doesn’t bother me be- fic... in their neighborhoods.” statutes,” said Ernest Macha- cause even though I choose to Sonography sophomore Gaylynn Dixon also Ignoring the signs around do, director of Safety and Se- smoke, I don’t feel I have the agrees the pond will be a very positive addition campus that state “Oklahoma curity. “I will be waiting for right to infringe upon another’s to the community. “I think it’s a good idea for the community law requires no smoking be- some guidance from my supe- choice not to smoke.” because people from the neighborhoods can use yond this point” could hit stu- riors. Karen Boatmun, diversified it too,” she said. dents in the pocket book as of “We will do the best we can studies major, has a different The only thing Rosales is worried about is Sept. 1. to uphold the law and the best take on the smoking issue. the safety of the ducks and geese that may de- Revisions to the Smoking in interest of the students,” he “It’s another control issue,” cide to reside at the pond. Public Places and Indoor Work- said. “It’s going to be interest- Boatmun said. “You hear [the “Hopefully [the college] will do something to places Act were signed by Gov. ing to see how this will work government] saying it’s be- protect the ducks from traffic,” he said. “I have Brad Henry on June 6 and go out.” cause smokers are costing seen some get hit and it’s not pretty.” into effect as law Sept. 1. OKCCC students have them too much money in Although the pond will be excellent for the The law states in Oklahoma mixed feelings. health care.” community, Bode said, he does not foresee it Statute, Title 21. Section 1247, Business major B. Agha dis- She countered by explaining serving the purpose of fishing or swimming. subsection M: “Any person agrees with the law and sees that somebody will have to pay “I do not know of there being any plans to who knowingly violates this act it as an infringement upon his for the special task force in stock the pond with fish but… swimming would is guilty of a misdemeanor, and rights as a smoker. charge of enforcing these laws. definitely not be a proper use of the area,” Bode said with a chuckle. upon conviction thereof, shall “I would run away from the For more information on the He said the college executive council would be punished by a fine of not cop if he tried to give me a new Smoking in Public Places meet later in the year to establish the exact less than $10 nor more than ticket for smoking outside,” and Indoor Workplaces Act, log procedures of use once the construction nears $100.” Agha said. on to www.breatheeasyok completion. OKCCC officials are not Merissa Jackson, undecided .com. 6 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Staff Writer • Lacey Lett • 682-1611, ext. 7676 Highlights Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship will be meeting in CU7 this year instead of in the theater lobby. Meetings will continue to be on Wednesdays from noon to1 p.m. Special speakers Greg Tiffany, the state coordinator of the club, the OU campus pastor and Jenean Jones will speak at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Snacks will be served and new students are welcome. This fellowship is not a fraternity or sorority. For more information call LaWanda LaVarnway at (405) 682-1611 ext. 7329. OKCCC theater auditions OKCCC Drama Department will hold auditions from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and Sept. 3 in the college theater for the first play of the season. “The Miss Firecracker Contest” is a comedy with four women and two men. All students are encouraged to audition. Scripts are necessary and are available in the Arts and Humanities office. No experience needed and crew positions are also available. The play will be performed Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9 to Oct.11. Contact Ruth Charnay at (405) 682-1611, ext. 7246 if you have any Photo by Keah Roggow questions. Newcomers welcome: Director of Baptist Collegiate Ministries Mike Barnett talks Phi Theta Kappa meeting with Reinaldo (Rico) Rivera (second right) and Jahmila Jackson about the club at the Organiza- Phi Theta Kappa will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. tions Fair held Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 in the college union. Free candy for everyone 3 and at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 in room CU8. Community chorus OKCCC Community Chorus for the fall semester is set Awareness Organization to perform “Vivaldi’s Gloria” on Tuesday, Nov. 11. By Lacey Lett attended the fair to try and Rehearsal starts Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 7 to 9 p.m in room Staff Writer get enough new members “People are receptive 1C5 by entry 5. No audition is required and people can to be active this year. to free stuff...” take the class for credit or noncredit for $20. The last day Jessica Martinez-Brooks, —Tim Moser to join is Tuesday, Sept. 23. For more information, contact The start of the new sponsor of the Hispanic Vice President of Jonathon Stewart at Jstewart@okccc.edu or (405) 682- school year began with Organization to Promote booths set up all over the Chi Alpha Christian 1611 ext. 7249. Education, also known as college union. The Organi- Fellowship H.O.P.E., set up a dance Customer service seminar zations Fair was held last floor in the union and held The Training Center at OKCCC has scheduled two week to sign people up for a short salsa lesson for seminars of paramount importance to the success of the clubs and organizations those interested. dent of Christian Fellow- businesses both large and small. The Training Center will that will be active through- Even with all the excite- ship, said they already had offer “The FISH! Philosophy: A Guide to World Famous out the 2003 to 2004 school ment in the room, there five pages of sign-ups by Customer Service” on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and “WOW Your year. was some seriousness. noon on Wednesday. He Listeners and WIN the Business” on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Sponsors, current mem- Third semester student, said,“ People are receptive Both classes are held in The Training Center. For bers and hopeful members Kim Kettle, wanted to get to free stuff...,” Moser said. enrollment information, call (405) 682-7562. of clubs crowded the union involved with the Baptist They gave out books, cds, to share information on or- Collegiate Ministries, also and candies. Civic-minded website ganizations and clubs. The known as BCM, to be more If any student missed the Vocal Oklahomans in Civic Engagement is sponsoring fair let newcomers know involved with God. “God Organizations Fair, have no a new website to help students gain information about that OKCCC is full of di- wants people involved and fear. Students can sign up civic activities on their college campuses. The site will verse clubs and organiza- I want to obey him,” She online all year round. Go to allow colleges and universities to post activities on an tions. said. She also helps with www.okccc.edu and click online calendar and participate in online forums. Visit the Some clubs that partici- Chi Alpha Christian fellow- on Student Life. Go to clubs site at www.okvoice.org. pated were Abilities Galore, ship when her time allows. and e-mail any of the spon- Photography Club, Gay Al- Tim Moser, Vice Presi- sors for more information. Wheelchairs available liance and Friends, Schol- Miracle on Wheels makes power wheelchairs available ars League, and Christian Fellowship. One brand new to nonambulatory senior citizens. The wheelchairs are provided to those who cannot walk and cannot self-propel club this year is called Lit- Got club news? a manual wheelchair in their home or living quarters. For erary Excursion, created to We want to know! information and qualifications call 1-800-749-8778. promote different literary works from such authors Call Lacey at 682-1611, ext. as Maya Angelou and An- 7676 with Psst... If you have highlights thony Burgess. come by room 2M6. Inactive clubs such as the the details! Native American Cultural Ad Manager • Brent Hodges • 682-1611, ext. 7674 September 1, 2003 • PIONEER • 7 Classifieds Pioneer Classified Advertising Very nice! New transmission. V-6 is free to all currently enrolled power windows, power locks, Weekly crossword OKCCC students and employ- sunroof, 130k miles. Must sell. ees for any personal classified $3,000 OBO. Call 799-3412 or ad. Ads must be submitted in 613-0803. writing with IDs supplied or FOR SALE: ’95 Ford Taurus work area and college exten- Sedan, white, 3.0 Liter V-6 a/c, sion included. Deadline for ad- power seats & windows. $2,800 vertising is 5 p.m. Tuesday OBO. Call Eddie at 246-2361. prior to the publication date. FOR SALE: ’92 Honda Pre- Call 682-1611, ext. 7674 for lude, red, alarm, cd, tint, all power, more information. sunroof and very clean. $3,700. Call 229-3683 or 605-0566. FOR SALE: ’92 Honda Pre- lude. Black, tinted windows, all power, sunroof, runs great. FOR SALE: ’98 Dodge 150 $5,500. Call 503-7807. under 80,000 miles. Asking $8,500 FOR SALE: ’87 Cadillac OBO 634-6929. Eldorado. Good tires, runs good, FOR SALE: ’97 Toyota, Black, moonroof. Must sell, have an- 60k miles. $4,150. Call Tina after other vehicle. $1,550 or best of- 9 p.m. at 579-0542. fer. 602-8834. FOR SALE: ’96 Nissan Quest FOR SALE: ’76 Monte Carlo. Minivan. Well kept, teal, fully- 350 engine and transmission loaded, 174 k, $7,500 OBO. Call Looks and runs great. $2,500 210-7245. OBO. Call 292-7118. FOR SALE: ’96 Chrysler Se- FOR SALE: ’76 Ford Ecoline, bring LXI. V-6 Automatic, tan with heavy duty everything. Rebuilt gray leather interior, fully loaded, engine, 125k. $1,150 OBO. Call with sunroof, CD player, power 210-7245. everything, 105k miles. $4,999 OBO. Call 947-0131. FOR SALE: ’95 Nissan Maxima GLE, automatic, pearl FOR SALE: TI-89 for $80 in white, leather, power windows and good conditon. Call 682-1611, ext locks, sunroof. 17’ wheels with 4 7269. new tires. Asking $4,000. Call Moe WANTED: Calling all parties 408-2753. interested in joining a Christian FOR SALE: ’95 Ford Mustang, dance/step team. We conduct all FOR SALE: 29 ft. Tioga Motor storage, only 14K. Perfect condi- with new full mattress $100 also Loaded with CD player. Automatic kinds of dance and incorporate Home. 2000 model 29z, C-class, tion, perfect for travelers on the white child’s dresser $65. Call and new transmission. Runs stomping, clapping, dancing, Ford chassis, V-10 engine, gets go! Must see to appreciate. Only 605-0549. great. $3800 OBO. Call 210-7909. singing and chanting. We want 9-10 mpg pulling a tow car, uses $37,500. See Professor Ludlum FOR SALE: Full set of Ency- FOR SALE: ’95 Ford Escort. to show that there is more than unleaded gas, has microwave, for more details or call at 682- clopedia Americana through 2002 4-door, 181k miles. New timing one way to praise God. For more oven range, heat/air, shower, 1611, ext.7412 or e-mail at $150. Call 682-1611, ext 7302. belt, brakes, water pump, and info. Contact 503-7807. bathroom, cable ready, two beds, firstname.lastname@example.org. WANTED: Student asst. for Syl- tune-up. $1,700. Call 682-1611, FOR SALE: Refrigerator and plus a fold down couch, large aw- FOR SALE: Bunk bed-twin on van Learning Center near Cross- ext. 7795 or 364-0924. freezer above. Asking $125. Call ning, exterior stereo, plenty of top and full on the bottom. Comes roads Mall. One evening/week( 4 FOR SALE: ’95 Ford Contour. 745-0961. hrs.) and Sat. morning (3 hrs.). Good people skills, work well with children, can multi-task. Start im- mediately. 631-0700. FOR RENT FOR RENT: Roommate needed to share a 2-bedroom apartment on the northeast side of OKC. Bills included in rent. For more info call 755-1867. FOR RENT: Location N.W.16th &Young. 15 minute drive from OKCCC. Special discount for Students. Contact: Moe 818- 9390/ Liton 681-8366. FOR RENT: Free Room & Board for live-in nanny 20 hrs. a week. Call Sarah or Dan at 205- 7407 A.S.A.P. FOR RENT: 2840 S.W. 78th Beautiful 2 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath, living room, dining room, covered patio and 2 car garage. W/ auto open. Walking distance to the college. $650 per month. $350 deposit. Call 408-1768. 8 • PIONEER • September 1, 2003 Online Editor • Melissa Guice • 682-1611, ext. 7676 Anti-virus software good investment DO YOU NEED MONEY? Davis said an estimated He said there are some “Virus,” 2 to 5 percent of the com- other virus protection ser- JOIN THE #1 BEAUTY Cont. from page 1 puters did strange things vices that have free scans COMPANY — AVON like reboot or freeze but this too but McAfee is what the was fairly isolated. college currently uses. •Earn up to 50% computers talking back Anderson said on-cam- •Your products at reduced prices and forth to each other. It pus traffic is not the only looks for any open ports it factor slowing down cam- •Free Training can find. pus computers. 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Bridget Davis 306-3158 this search for data be- EOE tween computers is not as hour period.” significant of a problem but Davis and Anderson said when there are hundreds of they encourage students, computers talking to each faculty and staff to “bite the other more than they’re bullet” and pay the money supposed to, it starts to to keep the latest anti-virus cause problems. software on their comput- Davis said none of these ers. viruses were really danger- “If you just can’t buy the ous ones meant to crash a software, you can download system, but they are defi- free patches from McAfee at nite nuisance viruses. us.mcafee.com.” Lg. 1 Topping Lg. 1 Topping Sm. 1 Topping Carry Out Only & Two 20 oz. Cokes & 20 oz. Coke $5.99 ONLY $7.99 ONLY $6.49 2204 SW 74th 681-7000
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