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Sues Clark College
ing of the governing body of a public agency.”
Although the attorneys, administrators, and ELIZABETH BLYMYER
Marcus Griffith, a student at Clark College, a student government officers linked to the law- Staff Writer
community college in Vancouver, Washington, suit declined to comment, Marcus Griffith was
is challenging school administrators with the more than willing to share his perspective. In an In celebration of
contention that Washington State’s Open Public interview with The Cardinal, he informed us of Adult Literacy week,
Meetings Act (Revised Code of Washington his views, saying state-funded colleges, such as Skagit Valley College
42.30) applies to meetings conducted by Clark Clark College, are public agencies and must com- and Skagit Literacy
College. ply with this requirement. According to Griffith, partnered up to
Griffith said, “I’m highly confident in the out- administrators at Clark College assert that the produce a booklet of
come [of the lawsuit]. I’m willing to take it to the statute does not directly apply to them. A Clark student success stories.
Supreme Court.” He wants all official meetings County Superior Court hearing is scheduled for Students were asked
pertaining to the governance of the school affairs November 13, 2009, to decide this issue. to write a biographical
to be open to the public and otherwise comply The conflict between Griffith and school ad- essay about themselves
with the requirements of RCW 42.30. ministrators arose when Clark College’s student and their successes.
The basic premise of the Open Public Meetings government held at least four meetings that were Benita Jaramillo, an
Act is that “all meetings of the governing body closed to the public. Griffith took these closed SVC student attending
of a public agency shall be open and public and ESL and ABE/GED
all persons shall be permitted to attend any meet- See LAWSUIT, Page 2 classes on the Mount Photo by Elizabeth Blymyer
Vernon campus, won Benita Jamarillo
and was chosen as
one of three out of 106 students to read her essay at the
Skagit County’s Commissioner’s meeting. The county
commissioners, along with Senator Kevin Ranker and
other local officials, were there to hear her essay on
October 20th in the County Commissioner’s Hearing
“I couldn’t believe it when my teacher told me that
I won. I kept saying ‘no’, but my teacher kept saying,
‘yes, you won!’ I was so surprised,” says Jaramillo.
“When I was reading it I was very nervous. I felt my
heart just pumping.”
“Her essay was very inspiring,” says Basic Skills
instructor Bobbi Ashe. “It really was phenomenal.”
Adult Literacy week was held October 18-24. Its
many goals include increasing awareness of adult lit-
Photo by Juliet Jones eracy in community programs and especially the public.
SVC Student Government meetings are open to the public and are held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Adult Literacy week provides an opportunity for people
Knutzen Cardinal Center. (From left to right) Director of Student Life Laura Morris, Phi Theta Kappa President working with ABE to increase awareness in the public
Julie Maine, PTK Vice President of Scholarships Bruce Kadar, Mount Vernon ASSVC Vice President Tyler about adult basic education.
Murphy, Program Board Member Annie Reed, Program Board Member Kendon Smith.
SVC Library Program Teaches Computer Skills Features:
Seminars provide students Staff Writer What’s
with necessary computer For those who needed help with the
computer, the library offered some-
One of the students attending
skills for learning thing completely new. An hour long, the workshop was Jewel Monroe, a Page 3
hands-on workshop welcomed student returning to education after
anyone who was in need of better- a leave of absence. “I’m coming back
ing their understanding of the PC. to school again, and there’s just so Cardinal
There were two different initial days much new technology that I’m not Athletics
for students, instructed by Elena familiar with,” Monroe said, holding
Bianco, Linda Hendrick, Susan up a flash drive.
Kent, and Margret Mills. These in- Depending on the turnout and the
formational classes were completely
free for any Skagit Valley College
student feedback, the library would
consider offering this again. 91.7 KSVR-FM
student to attend. “The library faculty decided to Page 8
Community Radio of the Skagit Valley
The goal for these classes was for offer a basic computer workshop
those who feel uncomfortable using because we noticed a high number 91.7 Say it to
computers to achieve a basic level of students who lacked very basic KSVR-FM
of comprehension. It was geared skills, such as logging on or open- 88 The Cardinal
Talk and Music in English and Spanish 108
toward many students who are still ing and using Word,” said librarian Page 11
Skagit Valley Community Radio
new to the exposure of constantly Margaret Mills. “We are considering
having to use computers for college. offering them again at different times
Within the hour, those attended if students let us know they would be Photo
Photo by Jett Morris
were taught basic skills. Some of
the topics covered included opening
For more information, or to request
a word document, creating a new additional workshop dates, call the Page 12
Linda Hendrick teaches returning student Jewel Monroe. folder, how to save files, even using Norwood Cole Library 360-416-7847.
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The Cardinal is your voice! Lawsuit Challenges Student
Without you we are silent.
Send us your news, information, original writing, and
From Page 1
artworks for publication! We will publish articles meetings as “an insult to the democratic collective student body of every college must
from any of the SVC campuses. process.” He said important matters were dis- be informed and able to participate in the col-
Send your material to: cussed in these meetings that should have been lective student government.”
Cardinal.News@Skagit.edu discussed openly, such as “allegations of voter Skagit Valley College abides by the re-
We cannot accept printed copies of articles, but you fraud, campaign rule violations and the student quirements of the Open Public Meetings
can bring us documents on flash drives or discs- government’s violation of the bylaws by not Act. Student Government meetings are held
-please provide high quality photos or images to having a primary election.” Griffith also said Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m., and are open to all who
scan. a student body officer was subsequently dis- wish to attend. The meetings will even be relo-
missed from office without explanation follow- cated to a larger room when greater attendance
We want to print what ing these meetings, which, to him, highlights is expected.
the importance of the proceedings. For all students open meetings may well be
you have to say! The lawsuit to be adjudicated at the an important, yet under appreciated, part of the
November 13 hearing regards only possible education process. To this point, a student at
violations of the Open Public Meetings Act, Clark College, who wished to remain anony-
though Griffith informally alleges a host of mous, observed, “I just can’t believe this all
discrepancies perpetuated by the student gov- happened right under my nose… If Marcus
ernment at Clark College. When asked why hadn’t noticed, I don’t think anyone would’ve,
he cares enough about student body affairs at and what does that say about the student in-
Clark College to carry his concerns to actual volvement in these kinds of matters?”
litigation, Griffith said he has chosen to inter- The outcome—at least preliminary out-
cede because “democracy requires the active come—of the lawsuit will not be determined
participation of an informed population. In the until mid-November.
context of community colleges, that means the
Photo by Leslie Spangler
Rainbow Alliance Club Members (From Left to Right) Back Row: Club Advisor Linda Jordan, Mike
2405 E. College Way Phone - (360) 416-7862 Larson, Sarah Stich, Jon McLean, Secretary Erica Johnson, Club Advisor Christina Garcia. Front Row:
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Fax - (360) 416-7822 Jose, Tyler, Derrek Larson, Club President Brittany Collins, Loran Parrish. In Front: Matt LaCanfora.
Reeves Hall, Room 22
Rainbow Alliance Club Fights
Skagit Valley College Discrimination
Editor: Elizabeth Oiness LESLIE SPANGLER
Assistant Editor: Bonnie Sylvester Staff Writer
With editing by Jeffers Haile
The Rainbow Alliance Club gives and As visitors arrive at the weekly meeting, a
Staff Writers: receives support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, nearby table offers them information on up-
Emily Akland, Elizabeth Blymyer, transgender, and straight students who appreci- coming events in our community and beyond,
Jeffers Haile, Sinclair Hucke, ate and need a safe, non-judgmental place to a resource guide for coming out, and a bowl of
Juliet Jones, Jett Morris, Danica Russell, express themselves. Members discuss issues free condoms to encourage safe sex. There is
Mike Scaringe, Leslie Spangler, of coming out and safe sex education, share a sense of welcoming and comfort as people
Elisa Telidetzki experiences and enjoy freedom of expression. begin to greet each other and find a seat in an
Faculty Advisors: However, there has been less discussion of open circle of chairs.
Beverly Faxon, Rip Robbins these issues in recent meetings due to the plan- Meetings are started by one of the board
ning of upcoming events. members. Brief announcements are made and
Advertising Manager: The Club and PFLAG (Parents and Friends then discussion begins. The open discussion
Linda Brauneis of Lesbians and Gays) co-sponsored the recent is referred to as “Check In.” This is the time
Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environ- masquerade ball at McIntyre Hall and, along for members to discuss issues of importance.
ment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, with Phi Theta Kappa, are hosting an on-cam- Attendees are very respectful to one another
color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orienta- pus Halloween party the evening of October by carefully listening without interrupting. A
tion, or age in its programs and employment. 30th. small, stuffed purple dinosaur with the word
Referendum 71, which is a topic of great “Mic” written on it signifies that the holder of
El Skagit Valley College provee de un ambiente libre concern to this group, affects the rights and the toy has the floor. If others wish to respond
de drogas y ninguna discriminación para sus program- responsibilities of state-registered domestic positively to what is being said, they enthusi-
as ó empleo basados en raza, color, partners. They are hoping for its passage. astically snap their fingers rather than interrupt
nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidades, orientación sexual Recently, Brittany Collins, newly elected with their concurrence. The organizers of this
ó la edad. president of the RA, saw a ‘Reject R-71’ sign group have put a great deal of emphasis on
that said, “Protect Marriage, Protect Children, respect for one another.
The Cardinal is published four times each quarter at Skagit Marriage = One Man and One Woman.” Those who wish to support, encourage,
Valley College (except summer), and once in early Septem- “That makes me want to cry,” said Collins. and be a part of the Rainbow Alliance Club
ber. The views in this publication do not necessarily reflect
those of the college administration, staff, faculty, or the stu- “Gay people make just as good of parents as are urged to attend their meetings. Meetings
dent body. All views are the expressions of the writers. straight people.” Members of this group do not are scheduled every Tuesday afternoon 12:30-
Signed submissions are gladly accepted. see the validity or fairness in such a statement 1:20 in room N120. For information, contact:
Not responsible for paper cuts as a result of mishandling
this paper. Thank you for your patronage. and consider it prejudiced. Brittany notes, Brittany Collins, email@example.com.
“Hate is something you’re taught.” edu
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Dear Cardinal... Events may be subject to change. For more information
on these or other campus events, contact the Student
Life Office at StudentLife@skagit.edu or 360-416-7611.
View the online Events Calendar in the Student Life
menu at Skagit.edu.
“Editor Not Editing”
As a new student, I thought I would October 30
take the time to read this weeks paper to see Last Day to Drop and Receive a “W”
what is going on with the school. I found Without Restrictions.
it very odd that the two front page articles
about parking and the growing student Fall Concert
population this year were not able to get their Skagit Youth Symphony at McIntyre Hall.
facts straight and that this was over looked
by the editor. One article claims that there Halloween Bash 2009
is a 3-4% increase in population from last Phi Theta Kappa and the Rainbow
year and the other says it’s 7-8%. Is this a big Alliance sponsoring a Halloween Bash to
deal? Maybe not. However, this does show a earn donations for the Skagit County Food
lack of attention to detail to me. Since I’m in Distribution Center. Dance 8:00 p.m. to
the older population of the school and have an Midnight. $5.00 or $3.00 with the donation
interest in the parking lot dismay, I may not of two (2) non-perishable food items.
be the only person to notice.
VR, Winter Quarter Registration for
James Shanahan returning students
Veteran’s Day - No school
November 13 & 14
Too Scared to Eat
Phillip Tarro Theatre Presents Arcadia
A comedy by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Donald Drummond
How eating disorders affect lives 7:30 p.m. at Phillip Tarro Theatre
ELISA TELIDETZKI Free for students with ID, $10.00 general
Staff Writer public
That girl—you’ve seen her before. She’s in Amongst these eight million individuals
your math class. You watch her sitting across is a mix of people suffering from two major Drop-in Math Tutoring
from you in the cafeteria. She’s eating her eating disorders: anorexia nervosa and bulimia Math Center (F-212): Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m. to
sandwich and drinking her juice. She blends nervosa. 1:30 p.m. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tutoring
into the crowd. That girl must have it all to- The Massachusetts Eating Disorders Center: Mon.-Thurs. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
gether, you think to yourself. She participates Association says that fifteen percent of women,
Additional afternoon hours will be available.
in class, asks questions. She’s smart and beau- ages 17 to 24, have eating disorders; forty
tiful. She couldn’t have any issues, right? But percent of female college students have eating Please watch for schedule updates!
wait. As she walks back from the bathroom, disorders; and a whopping ninety-one percent
you notice something. Her eyes are red and of female college students have “attempted to College Hour Club Meetings:
watery, like she’s been crying. You wonder control their weight through dieting.” Calling All Colors, Campus Christian Fellowship,
what’s wrong. Then you gulp. You know what Anorexia nervosa begins when the individ-
Rainbow Alliance, MV Campus Student
it is. How could you mistake it? She had been ual suffers from a poor self image, whether ra-
purging. She is a true perfectionist at heart—so tional or irrational. Most of this can be contrib- Government meetings every Tuesday. See Events
hard on herself, not realistic at all. The fact is, uted to the pressure on young women and girls Calendar for details.
striving to be perfect doesn’t improve someone. to look like ultra-thin models. Individuals with
It makes you sick, and it can kill you. anorexia become obsessed with their weight. E-Learning Open Hour
The South Carolina Department of Mental They lose weight at a ferocious rate, driven by
Room S-161 in the Library is open for students
Health says, “Eight million Americans have a force to be perfect and please everyone.
an eating disorder—seven million women, and The Mayo Clinic lists several physical signs who need help with computer skills for online
one million men.” courses. Tuesdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.,
See SCARED, Page 11
Thursdays @:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Tutoring Center, L- 20 (Lewis Hall), to help
students with Eng 99, 101, and 103, as well as
writing assignments in other courses. See the
online Events Calendar for times. If possible, we
ask students to sign up in advance to work with
the tutor, and sign-up sheets are located in L- 20.
Students can also stop by during scheduled times
to see if the tutor is available.
Want your event listed here?
Send an e-mail to:
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White Lands Knockout Interview
So Charles White, who are you exactly and what do you
I am 19 years old, and I have been a student here at SVC for
over 2 years, and I am working on getting my transfer degree.
I am not really sure what I want to study when I move on to a
University (probably WWU). I have been working at KSVR
(the college radio station) for going on two years as the senior
automation engineer. Other than that, there is not much to tell,
I have been a diehard boxing fan for years. It is my number
one hobby. In fact, my dream in life is to become a famous
boxing trainer one day and train the heavyweight champion of
How did you get an interview with the famous boxer
I am a part time boxing journalist and have been conduct-
ing interviews with some pretty famous boxing people for a
little over a year now. Because of this, I have quite a few big
Photo by Mike Scaringe connections in the boxing world, so all I had to do was call
Charles White, Automation Operator for
up somebody (I forget who exactly) and get Mr. Czyz’s e-mail
KSVR, is an avid boxing fan and landed address, and then e-mail him. From there, he responded by
an interview with former World Boxing giving me his phone number, and I gave him a call and he was
Champion Bobby Czyz. kind enough to grant me the interview.
Interview with Bobby Czyz
BY CHARLES C. WHITE
Originally published at EastsideBoxing.com
Bobby Czyz is a former world boxing champion to stop, I chose to continue, and you know, the
from New Jersey. He held the International Boxing rest winds up being history. There was no easy
Federation heavyweight championship from 1986 way. No easy task.
to 1987, successfully defending the title three times. What was the toughest fight of your career?
He then went on to become the World Boxing BC: Oh… I guess the toughest fight of my
Association cruiserweight champion, which he career would be the last one because I’m past my
defended two times before vacating the title. Czyz prime, I’m 5’ 10’’, and I’m fighting the 6’ 5’’ 247
is also a very accomplished boxing analyst/com- lb. Corrie Sanders, and I just didn’t really have a
mentator, having worked with Showtime. A member real chance, but I figured I would take my shot,
of MENSA, Bobby Czyz is in the highest top 2% of and stepped up to the heavyweight division, and
takers of the official IQ test. He retired from boxing took my shot with Holyfield, but it wasn’t the same have 20/15 vision, that’s how good my vision was,
in 1998 with a record of 44 wins (28 by knockout) thing. This guy was just so big and so quick for his and after the fight it was 20/35 to 20/40, and to
and 8 losses. In 2007, he was critically injured in a size, and I was just so far beyond my prime that I just this day that pisses me off. I had a plastic surgeon
fiery auto accident. could not adjust or react properly to even stay in the and an optometrist certify that what was used on
How is Bobby Czyz doing these days? fight. So that would be the toughest fight, the hard- my face was nothing short of a serious exfoliating
Bobby Czyz: Well after the accident things were est one, and the one that I lost in the most horrible agent. Something peeled my entire face, the skin off.
not easy, physically and otherwise. After being in fashion. Within two days, my entire face peeled off. I don’t
a coma for 28 days plus a seven week hospital stay, Who was the hardest puncher that you ever know of anybody that punches you like that, and that
my body was left in a bad way. Prior to this I got a faced? becomes the result. You can’t punch somebody’s skin
divorce, had a bad run with the DUIs, which cost me BC: Hardest puncher I ever faced…well actually off, you peel it off with a chemical.
my job, and then I got beat in a business deal for over in the gym, Ray Mercer, he hit so hard that I actually Do you ever feel the need to lace up the gloves
$480,000 that kinda bankrupted me, put me in an thought that a piece of cement fell out of the ceiling. one more time and make a run for the title, as
ugly place. Stayed with a set of friends, and started And I was wearing 18 ounce gloves and head gear. many former champs feel the need today?
getting back on my feet, and then low and behold, I He really can punch hard. And I’ve worked with a BC: Well I know why they all want to do it. I wish
get in a bad accident. Stayed with a different set of lot of heavyweights, I’ve worked with Mitch Green, I were still in my prime, I wish I was still young
friends, and then met a wonderful girl, and I’m living David Bey, I fought Holyfield, Corrie Sanders… enough to compete at that level. The thrill of walking
with her as I’m starting to build my life back together Corrie Sanders was quick, not a devastating puncher, up those stairs, you know one man versus another
and I have some incredible potential in front of me in but so quick that you can’t adjust, and it is very dif- man, only the winner survives; second place is last
some business deals that I’m getting involved in, so ficult if you don’t adjust and get hit with four more place, the ultimate gamble of body and soul so to
it’s never a dull moment, but I think the future looks shots, there is no real time for your system to reset it- speak. I love the thrill and the high of fighting, but I
pretty bright. self. And one thing I had always done as a youngster, am not foolish enough to think that I could do what
How did you get involved in boxing? and when I say as a youngster, I mean my prime, I once did so very well at all now, even for a short
BC: Well my father started training me, believe is that I reset myself pretty quickly. He hit me with period of time.
it or not, when I was four. When I was 10 and my his Sunday punch like Holyfield. During one of the You were involved in a horrific car accident a
brothers Vince and Toney were nine and seven he rounds he threw a tremendous left hook and I smiled few years back, how has your recovery been so
said one day, “It’s not that you want to box, it’s that at him and said “nice shot” and one of the announc- far? Are you fully healed?
you’re going to box and I’m taking you to the gym on ers said, “Can you believe that Czyz said nice shot to BC: Well the doctor told me when I went into the
Saturday and you’re going to learn how to box. And Evander Holyfield?” So I have always taken a good hospital on Friday April 13th of that year, not in good
from 10 years old until I was 15, so for the next five shot, which was something that I always did well. shape, they told me that I had three days, maybe
years he told me and my brothers we didn’t have a Tell me about the controversy surrounding five days to live, and they didn’t think I was going
choice. After I was 15, he said “If you guys want to your fight with Evander Holyfield. to come out of it. They said that everything was just
stop you can.” And while both of my brothers chose BC: Yeah, after the second round, I came back to too bad. My lungs were burnt on the inside, 18% of
the corner and my face your entire body was burned to the second and third
started to burn really degree on the outside, and you just weren’t supposed
bad and my eyes were to make it. And the doctor said to me, and it pissed
burning, but I knew that me off a little bit, he said “in your advanced years,”
it was not… you know I was only 45 at the time, it’s not like I was 70. He
like an Indian sun tan said, “You don’t understand. If you were 22 or 23
when somebody rubs years old, and in perfect shape, 95% of people would
Taste fresh, good, local food. your arm real hard. This not come out this good.” I got my memory back in
was not a friction burn, 7 days, and my body physically back to a certain
Care where it comes from. this was a chemical point in like 10 days, which they told me would have
burn. I could feel my taken a year to 18 months at best. And I had to leave
eyes burning, and my the hospital. I checked out because I had MRSA in
Skagit Valley Food Co-op and Deli face burning, and I said my throat and once they wouldn’t let me out of my
Open daily in downtown Mount Vernon to Tommy “something’s room to rehab. I was quarantined. And so once the
wrong” and it started infectious portion of the disease was gone, I checked
getting worse, to the myself out of the hospital and said, “You know what?
find us online: point where my vision Screw this I will rehab myself. I am better at this
started getting cloudy. than you guys.” And when I came back, the doctor
To this day, I used to told me “You have rehabbed better than I would have
5 OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009
imagined in my wildest dreams.” And this is the
funniest quote a doctor has ever told me in my life,
and me not being a religious person, I am an atheist,
it isn’t any less funny. He said, “If I could have the
original Jesus Christ’s body, or yours after you die
someday to evaluate and experiment on, I would pick
yours.” He said “you don’t react normal to anything.”
So I thought that was kind of funny being compared
to Jesus Christ in that fashion.
For all of your devoted fans out there who wish
to help the champ with his medical bills left over
from the accident, is there still a way to contrib-
BC: You know what, if somebody wanted to
help with that, there is still more than $500,000 in
hospital debt that insurance didn’t cover. I will pay
off that, but it will take a bit of time. . . Once I snap
out of this, I think what I would like to do, because
I remember just two short years ago when I had the
accident that Joey Harrison, Joe and his son at Club
Bliss, threw a party for me. And all of the proceeds Men’s Soccer
went towards the medical bills, and it wasn’t much, Oct 31 Whatcom SVC 2:00 p.m.
but it helped some, so when I snap out of this and Nov 4 Everett Everett 2:00 p.m.
make myself whole again, I am going to throw a Nov 7 Shoreline SVC 2:00 p.m.
party and this time it is going to be reversed, all they Nov 11 NWAACC TBD TBA
have to do is show up and I will pay for everything. Nov 14 NWAACC TBD TBA
I want to give back to the community that made me
feel so good and loved. Tell people that if they want Women’s Soccer
to send something, they can get in touch with me Oct 31 Whatcom SVC 12:00 p.m.
at bobbyczyz.com, if they really want to and I will Nov 4 Everett Everett 4:00 p.m.
correspond with them and tell them how to get that Nov 7 Shoreline SVC 12:00 p.m.
to me. Otherwise, their good wishes are all I really Nov11 NWAACC TBD TBA
need. Nov 14 NWAACC TBD TBA
What are you most proud of in your career?
BC: Well the thing that drove me to become a pro- Volleyball
fessional athlete was living forever, because not be- Nov 4 Bellevue Bellevue 7:00 p.m.
ing religious, I don’t believe in heaven and God and Nov 6 Olympic Olympic 7:00 p.m.
eternity, so I wanted to be remembered forever. Now Nov 10 Shoreline SVC 7:00 p.m.
my name is in the history books on three separate oc-
casions and for a number of years fighting as a world Cross Country
champion forever forward for as long as mankind Oct 31 N Region Champ. Lake Padden 11:00 a.m.
shall exist, I will be a world champion in those divi-
sions on those years and those dates, and that cannot
be taken from me, so achieving that immortality was
what I set out to do, and secondly I wanted to leave
behind a good, credible legacy for my daughter, and
a name that she can be proud of, which I believe I
have also done. Winning a second and third world Fall Sports Update
title in two different divisions proved that I was not a JEFFERS HAILE
one shot wonder or a fluke, and that my abilities were Staff Writer
legitimately world championship caliber. The men’s Cardinal’s soccer team sits at a sports with a winning league record of 5-2.
What do you think about Evander Holyfield league record of 12-7-2. This year has been a The league record includes only teams in their
continuing his career? rebuilding year after a 1-16-1 season last year division and one other division they play games
BC: I heard that Tyson’s coming out of retirement and then a new coach this year. They have had against during the season. They stand tall and
to fight Holyfield, I don’t know if there is any truth injuries here and there, some missed opportuni- are currently sitting at third place. They are
to that, but people would probably pay to see it just ties, and bad luck. With about a week left in the looking to head to the playoffs: they have a few
out of the sheer…if you will understand how I am season, they hope to finish with a significantly matches left, a few of the games against teams
phrasing this, out of the sheer morbidity of the pos- better record than last year. they have already beaten and a couple of others
sibility (laughs). People are obsessed with the morbid The women’s soccer team has a league record against teams they barely lost to. Look for vol-
and the obscure. I don’t know what he (Holyfield) is of 2-7-1. In the next couple weeks of play, they leyball to lead the way.
trying to prove, you know, that he really did talk to focus on getting revenge on the likes of rivals Cardinal’s men and women’s golf team are
God, and God said that he is going to be the undis- Edmonds, who just barely beat them earlier in also doing well. Although both the men and
puted heavyweight champion of the world again, it’s the season. They also will be facing their other women golf teams play half their season now
never going to happen. I don’t care how many times all too familiar rivals Everett and Shoreline. Both and half in the spring, it seems as though the
he thought he talked to God, it’s not going to happen. teams they will have to play twice; both teams first half has been a great start for both. The
He’s past his prime, well past his prime. And I heard they have a good chance of beating. Although in men’s team sits at first place, ahead by 1.5 points.
rumors through the grapevine that he lost his house last place, they still have a chance to go to the Meanwhile, the women’s team is in second place
now. A 55,000 square foot house is no small house; playoffs, if they can manage to win most of their and trailing the first place team by only one
it’s more like a hotel. But at the same time, there is remaining games. point.
no need for him to fight anymore, or so I thought. The volleyball team leads the Cardinal fall
But we heard Mike Tyson went bankrupt too, and he
grossed a ridiculous amount of money in the millions
figure, so I suspect that fighting for anybody who is
that far past their prime, who will never ever live up
to what they once were, has to do with money.
For my last question, do you have any message
to send out to young fighters looking to make a
name for themselves in today’s boxing world?
BC: I would tell any young fighter or athlete in
general, but especially young boxers, because of
the fact that boxing is not subsidized or taught at
any school levels where you also have to get certain
grades to play on the team in high school. You can’t
be failing your classes and be on the football team,
baseball team, or basketball team. Well it doesn’t
work that way in boxing. You can come off the street
and not be able to speak and still fight, and maybe
fight well. But at the same time, if you don’t have a
backup, any athlete, if they are athletic, careers are
limited, time is limited. I would sincerely and se-
verely emphasize their brains. Exercise their brains,
Photo by Madai Christian
learn a trade, learn something, and have something
to fall back on, because someday, your body will not Daniel Giantoli (in red, left) watches on as Johnny Wong (in yellow, right) stops a shot from a Pierce
be able to do what it once did so well. Community College forward.
6 OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009
When Students Return
College is never the same story for everyone. Further education comes at dramatically different
times in a person’s life. Those who find themselves in college much later in life are often faced
with a distinct set of challenges.
With age, people often acquire responsibilities off campus. Individuals find themselves at the
front door of a university years after working in a professional career. With diplomas and profes-
sional experience under their belts, they head back into the classroom. Others have never thought
of college as an option but find themselves displaced and looking at what can be the intimidating
process of starting school in hopes of a career, not only for themselves but their families. By
enrolling in classes, their life dynamics change as time is taken from personal lives to prepare
for coming exams or simply keep up with homework. Working days and studying nights is a
common option for the returning student. They have to juggle finances, family, and school, trying
to stay on top of it all with the hopes of making more out of their future career.
“There isn’t one reason why people return. It’s all over the map from internal and external.
Sudden physical complications or today’s common economical job loss. Each person has an indi-
vidual story,” says Gail Bruce, guidance counselor at SVC.
Dell Arthur, a current student at SVC, has a long career of aviation and journalism behind
him. Starting at the Bellingham Herald in 1955 as a printer, Dell dreamed of moving up into an
editorial position and owning his own weekly periodical one day. Later on as a freelance writer
living in Merced, California, he would send stories and photos to a list of 16 different publications
Mike Scaringe including the San Francisco Chronicle. He’s won a National Award in sport photography, and
Cynthia Scaringe, Department Chair of Nursing, wants to help
worked as the managing editor for the Blaine Banner.
students ???? with level of commitment. His love for aviation took him across the Atlantic where he worked as pilot on a private jet,
flying the skies over Europe and the Mediterranean. After returning to the states and finding a
lack in aviation careers, Dell began work at Georgia Pacific for only a year. Sponsored by the
state as a dislocated worker, he came to Skagit Valley College to improve his computer expertise.
However he quickly found himself in writing classes heading back into journalism to quench his
endless curiosities and continue what he explains as “finally figuring out what I wanted to do
when I grow up.”
“Grand experience! This has been more than I could have hoped for. I’ve found myself work-
ing with very talented people—I’ve built many lasting friendships,” says Dell, who adapted back
into school with ease because of his years of professional discipline and a curiosity for the new.
“I wish I had then the knowledge I have now; the maturity,” says Wendy Bartholomew, a
displaced worker who was in high school 20 years ago before eventually moving into a career in
Retail Commission sales. Using computers has become a real challenge for her, especially their
necessity in the academic world. Other challenges she faces—like fitting into a group of younger
students or being able to keep up with the demands of college—can make the experience more
difficult. However, as Wendy takes her final sip of soup before she runs off to another class in
Criminal Justice—a career she’s chosen for its high demand and rewards—she lets me know one
more time that it’s the benefit of her age that will help her succeed in the future.
Other returning students find themselves moving in a direction of 180 degrees from where they
were before. Nursing as a possible career, with benefits and secure future, was something Matt
Downing had discussed with his colleagues before leaving the Marines in 2004.
“It’s been 10 years since I was in a classroom. I’ve found it much easier to concentrate on learn-
ing,” says Matt. Without the G.I. Bill Matt wouldn’t have been able to go to school. Now with
time spent serving his country, as well as sowing his wild oats in other parts of the world, going
Mike Scaringe back to school as a full time student makes more sense. Matt has been studying to be a Registered
Nurse for the past five years. In his final year he finds himself in the E.R. “I don’t exactly know
Margo Grothe, Life Transitions Program coordinator uses a hands on what I want to do with nursing yet. But I know there is plenty of opportunity out there and a place
approach to highlight skills and provide promising futures.
See RETURNING, Page 8
Career Services Team is Working Hard for You
Are you looking for a job or a did this was 2005, and since then Getting started is an easy step-
career but don’t know where to go the team has created better and by-step process. First you must
or who to talk to? A place to start newer features that students can register on www.myinterfase.
is in the Career Services office. use. com/skagit/student. After reg-
The SVC Career Services team The top three fastest–growing istering, you need to make sure
is helping students find the right occupations are Multi-media/ the classes you are taking are the
career path. It is made up of three Animators, Computer and infor- classes that will help you in the
people who would be more than mation scientists, and computer long run to achieve your job.
happy to help you with your ca- software engineers. Looking When students have decided
reer needs: Pam Church, Director for the best career is easy when they are ready to take the next Photo by Danica russell
of Career Services and Learning you have tools that the Career step they can speak to a team The SVC Career Services team: Pam Church, Linda
into Action Coordinator; Jim Services team offers. member in the career services Broadgate, and Jim Jolly.
Jolly, the Cooperative Education If you don’t know what career office. They will assist with creat-
Coordinator; and Linda you are interested in, you can ing an effective resume. When
Broadgate, program assistant. start at www.wois.org. This site the resume gets out to potential
All SVC students are welcome is a useful tool to help students employers, hopefully students
to participate in this program. figure out what kind of career will get a call-back. The team
Older students may be unaware would be the most interesting members will conduct a practice
that they are also encouraged to for them. It gives at least 1,100 interview to give students a better
use this program. different jobs and careers. Not understanding of what the real
“We don’t just see young stu- only does it give job descriptors, interview will be like.
dents, we also see older students, but also lists skills and abilities Many students have a hard time
transitioning from careers,” said that are required to obtain the job getting started on their career, but
Jolly about the age group differ- and gives wage pay differences the SVC Career Services Team
ences in the program. in the Washington area. The site will make the process easier.
The Career Services team is also provides an assessment test
re-launching the Cardinal Career that students can take if they are Photo by Danica Russell
Connect to take students through having trouble figuring out what
a step-by-step career search pro- specific field they would be best Jim Jolly and Linda Broadgate promote Cardinal Career
Connect, Tuesday Oct. 20th.
cess. The last year that the team in.
OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009 7
Contiki Offers International Adventures
Travel made easy Tour transportation is generally on luxury
coaches. However, some other modes of
for ages 18-35 transportation are on cruise ships, sailboats,
and ferries. Accommodations range from tent
camping and shared rooms with shared facili-
LESLIE SPANGLER ties (backpackers’ budget) to the Superior plan
which offers resort hotels accommodations
Travel can be a little intimidating for those who with private rooms and facilities. According to
have done little of it, and exciting for those who have Juliana, campers provided their own sleeping
already developed a love for adventure. Whether tak- bags; Contiki “provided cups, chairs, mat-
ing a trip for four days or 47 days, Contiki Vacations tresses and foot pumps, and tents that were sur-
arranges start-to-finish plans, designed to appeal prisingly rainproof when assembled correctly.”
strictly to 18-35 year olds, that spell out convenience Exciting excursions are available, at an extra
for travelers. cost, to personalize a travel adventure. Bungee
Contiki, a travel company whose U.S. office is jumping, skydiving, sailing, hot air ballooning,
based in Anaheim, CA, has been arranging vaca- biking and rafting are just some of the excit-
tions for 46 years, and offers over 100 itineraries ing activities available. Juliana, along with
in 32 countries. The average age of participants is others from her group, enjoyed bicycling in a
24 with an approximate female/male ratio of 60/40. town outside of Amsterdam. “We rode bikes
The number of people on any tour ranges between 20 around the town and to a windmill and over
and 50. All comers are welcome whether a group of the dikes and heard live music and saw people
friends, a couple, or traveling solo. in traditional costumes and wheels of cheese
In an interview with The Cardinal, 20-year-old everywhere.”
Juliana Johnson, student of University of California She noted that the town (famous for cheese)
San Diego (UCSD), went on the 46 day camp- was celebrating its 300th anniversary. “’It’s
ing tour of Europe two years ago. Juliana said, “I Tuesday, that’s cheese market day,’ said our
signed up for the trip alone,” adding, “Nine came as Dutch bicycle tour guide as if everyone with
individuals, six came as dating or engaged couples, half a brain knew that.”
and six came as friend couples.” At 18, Juliana was If the passion for travel is there, but the mon- Photo by Leslie Spangler
the youngest of the group. She was also the only ey isn’t, Contiki offers a gift registry plan. The See the Tyrolian villages of Bavaria.
American. Joining in with a group of strangers was registry is ideal for gifts honoring graduation,
“perfectly fine” and she felt she “was adopted as sort holidays, birthdays, honeymoons, anniversaries, or very active blogs and community forums such as
of the younger sister to everyone.” special occasions. It takes about 15 minutes to set Facebook. Potential travelers can find out more
The price of a trip depends on the location and up a registry. The only requirement is an official about the adventures others have had, and those who
time of year. A four day trip to Los Angeles is $295. booking with a $200 down payment. This allows the have gone can stay connected with the new friends
This price includes three nights’ accommodations, registrant to create a personal travel site expressing they’ve made and with whom they’ve shared experi-
two breakfasts and one dinner, tour transportation/ their wishes/goals. They can then e-mail the link to ences. Juliana continues to stay in touch with her
sightseeing, taxes and services charges. A 47-day friends and family who might like to contribute to travel companions through a private group account
tour of Europe runs $5899 to $6969 and includes their account. Downloadable announcement cards on Facebook.
tour transportation through 18 countries, 45 nights’ are also available. Contiki keeps a running account Contiki has a very extensive website that can
accommodations, 44 breakfasts, one lunch, and 27 and notifies the registrant of gifts and balances. Full answer any possible question about their programs.
dinners. A 14-day trip through Australia starts at payment for the trip is required 45 days prior to de- They also offer travel advice and tips so that people
$1469 and a 20-day trip through Europe starts at parture. can depart feeling properly
$2299. Winter trips are the least expensive. Airfare For the com- prepared for their trip.
is extra, but Contiki guarantees to offer the lowest puter savvy Contiki So great was Juliana’s
fare available on booking day. travelers, there are experience that she aspires
to return to Contiki as a tour
manager. On a scale of 1-10,
she rates her 46-day camp-
ing trip “a 9 or a 10.” When
asked what her most memo-
rable experience was, she just
couldn’t decide on one and
she mentioned far too many to
print. However, many might
wonder if receiving their first
kiss in Prague or their first
drink of pink champagne in
Paris are moments they could
Contiki offers thorough
brochures on countries
of interest. They are eas-
ily requested online and
sent promptly. Simply visit:
www.contiki.com or call
Photo by Juliana Johnson 1-866-Contiki.
Photo by Leslie Spangler
Juliana Johnson, 20, near the castle at Cesky Krumlov in
Shop in picturesque Vienna, Austria. the Czech Republic.
Photo by Brandon Cox
Mount Rushmore National Memorial, South Dakota.
8 OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009
From Page 6
for me in what is a broad profession.” Matt is last a total of 56- 60 hours over the period of a
working so that he can make a better life not month or months.
only for himself but also for his son. “Some of these people are seeing college
“Folks need to say ‘I need help,’ and we’ll be for the first time, others never had the chance
there for them,” says Bruce. to even finish high school. It can be very in-
Skagit Valley College offers an orientation timidating to come up through those big doors
for all students to become acquainted with the up there on campus and try find your way
way everything should work, from classes to around if you’ve never done it before,” says
computers, and clubs. Some departments offer Margo Grothe, program coordinator. The pro-
specific orientations into their own program. gram’s “hands-on approach” takes the students
“We call it a special orientation. We invite throughout the campus and invites teachers
the students and their families and/or the and professionals working at SVC to come and
people that are going to support them. The introduce themselves to each class.
Goal is to be honest and realistic about the level The program, which has been running for
of commitment they’re going to have to make,” 30 years, is designed to build a foundation for
says Cynthia Scaringe, Department Chair of those involved. It addresses barriers, and fo-
Nursing. “We bring in past students who give cuses on the individual’s skills, trying to bring
tips on coping. This all helps create a support them together to find a suitable job. All stu-
system and better understanding for everyone.” dents going through the program are not told,
“In every class there could be two to six but encouraged to decide where they would
students returning from previous degrees, or like to go in order to be successful. Students
who’ve come to higher education for the first are meant to visualize themselves as successful
time,” says Bruce, who sees students doing with a support system they can come back to
something they’ve always wanted but never anytime.
had the time or opportunity to do before. “Most students returning are around the
On the far side of the campus, inside what age of 35. They come back and see students
was an old church and is slowly becoming a who are eighteen coming out of high school.
parking lot, a small class of eight to ten stu- It’s common for an older student to look at the
dents sit at a set of small tables. They are all younger one and expect them to know more
part of Skagit Valley College’s “Life Transition because they are more acquainted with the sys-
Program.” The Program, for the past 30 years, tem now. But more often then not the younger
has served those who are now displaced be- student will look at the older and expect them
cause of a life transition—separation, divorce, to know more because of their experiences. It’s
disability, or death of a partner—or simply a dynamic that goes on all the time between
in need of help to make future decisions. The people,” says Grothe. Community Radio of the Skagit Valley
classes offered from September through May
Representative Rick Larsen (WA-02) congratulated
Skagit Valley College for recently receiving a $110,528
Mike Johnson 91.7 KSVR-FM
federal grant from the Public Telecommunications
Facilities Program. Skagit Valley College will use the
Shows Sculptures on Campus funds to establish a new public radio station, KSVU on
90.1 FM, bringing local communication and educational
programs to currently under-served areasSpanish 108
88 Talk and Music in English and in the Skagit
River Valley. Skagit Valley Community Radio
Staff Writer “Skagit Valley College’s effort to provide expanded
access to local radio is a great service to our community,”
Talking about the sculp- said Larsen. “This was a
tures round campus and the highly competitive grant
artist, Mike Johnson, behind process, and I congratulate
it all, SVC Art Department Skagit Valley College on
Chair Greg Tate says, “He their success.”
takes small things and makes KSVU General Manager
them monumental. Larger Rip Robbins said, “I look
than life.” forward to developing new
Students who enjoy sculp- radio programs with the resi-
ture art may have noticed the dents of the upriver valley,
different sculptures around who have expressed great
campus and in the art gallery. interest in having a radio
Students will discover that station in their community.”
there are three of Johnson’s “These funds will help
sculptures in Angst hall and Skagit Valley College and
one steel sculpture next to the KSVU to provide important
administration building. The programming and news
sculpture show in the gallery about education and local
will end on November 20, Photo by Emily Akland service issues to our friends
but the pieces around campus Artist Mike Johnson with his featured display in the SVC Art Gallery. and neighbors in eastern
will remain until the end of Skagit County,” said Dr.
December and possibly into building. recognizable. His sculptures Gary Tollefson, President of
January. Tate is very intrigued by could be interpreted to be SVC. “It’s an exciting op-
This art show will give this artist’s work. He talks many different, but familiar, portunity for the college and
students a chance to view about Johnson’s use of con- things. The reason for this is the communities we serve.”
sculpture art done by an ex- trast between the texture and that Johnson draws his inspi- Public Telecommun-
perienced sculptor. The artist, the scale of his pieces. Tate ration from his house and his ications Facilities Program
Mike Johnson, has been teach- also describes Johnson as hav- life. He describes this inspira- (PTFP) is a grant program
ing sculpture at the University ing “tenacity” and “precision”. tion, stating, “These images directed by an agency within
of Puget Sound for 14 years, Johnson is precise in his work are things that I’m looking at the U.S. Department of
and he has experience doing by creating mock drawings in my personal environment”. Commerce. PTFP desig-
art shows. His latest show on his computer to see how Johnson’s favorite piece in nates a portion of their fund-
was held at the Seattle Art the sculptures will look as the show, “(K)nob,” is a good ing to provide financial sup-
Museum, and he also has put finished products before draw- example of interpretation. port to public radio stations
on shows in Tacoma, WA. ing out his ideas on grid paper. When first glancing at the to help bring educational
The majority of Johnson’s There are times when Johnson sculpture you may think that and cultural broadcasts. The
sculptures are made out of must create a sculpture for a it is a ball, but then you might PTFP grant to Skagit Valley
rubber, foam, steel, wood, specific location, which is why start to think that it is a trailer College will supplement
plastic, and granite. The pieces the computer drawing tool is hitch on the back of a truck or the purchase of equipment
in the gallery and on campus so useful. even a door knob. He wants for the new radio station,
are mostly made of plywood, One thing that is unique his pieces to be familiar but KSVU.
copper, and steel. The sculp- about Johnson’s sculptures is not necessarily easily deci-
ture made out of steel is the that he likes to create pieces pherable.
one near the administration that are not immediately
OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009 9
Arcadia Ponders the Death of the Earth
...and laughs about it
Fall marks the changing of seasons; forgotten in the months of warmth that
it turns our skies from blue to grey, prelude autumn. While most people
our trees from green to golden yellow are cuddling up with a good book and
to deep burgundy. The cold and wet hot cocoa late at night, there are a few There are a small group of actors relationship amongst the characters is
weather creeps into our homes and that are spending their evenings differ- who will brave the storm beginning to an important part of the play. Since the
makes us pull out old blankets almost ently this fall. rage outside in order to rehearse for this humor is understated and more refined
fall’s play Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard. and the language cleverly written, the
The play opens at the Phillip Tarro comedy comes from the timing of the
Theatre on the weekend of November interactions.
13 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance “It’s funny watching the characters
the following day at the same time. fall down in different ways,” said
Can’t catch it that weekend? Come to Lucas Naylor, a graduated Skagit
one of three shows the next weekend, Valley College student and returning
November 20 to 22, each at 7:30 p.m. actor to Phillip Tarro Theatre.
I had planned to sit in on a rehearsal The audition process for this play
at Tarro Theatre for Arcadia, but I was fairly quick but many talented
hadn’t planned on the downpour that actors showed up. Drummond said
seemed to be overflowing from the sky he was looking for the best actor for
and down onto the college that night. each character when he auditioned
I tried to make a run for it, but what I the players. “On stage chemistry be-
thought were quick feet didn’t seem to tween actors was a major factor,” said
help much and I walked into the the- Drummond, about choosing the actors
atre looking a bit disheveled, awfully for Arcadia.
wet and very out of breath. “When I first read the script I
“Just pretend I’m not here,” I told the laughed out loud,” said Tianna, who
cast. After introductions were briefly was able to imagine the banter between
given, I watched the director Donald characters played out on stage.
Drummond speak to the cast about Drummond is an SVC alumnus and
getting into character using English taught from 2000 to 2001 as a part
accents. Immediately, the actors began time adjunct for the drama department.
to test different inflections and tones He’s a fan of Tom Stoppard, especially
trying to capture the mood and keep Arcadia. Drummond saw it as a great
it throughout rehearsal. I found myself challenge in script analysis and char-
laughing with them as they poked fun acter development for any actor. A
at the haughty tones used to convey a course combining theatre and science
refined manner like those of 18th cen- was offered this quarter with Arcadia
tury England. “Engage!” announced as part of the curriculum, and this was
one of the men; mimicking Captain one of the reasons Drummond picked
Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek. this play for fall.
“I love our cast,” said Taylor Arcadia is a dynamic play with
Goldstein, a first time player for the underlying themes woven between
Tarro Theatre. As I spoke to indi- the two stories. It explores some of the
vidual members, they let me know that most fundamental questions asked by
they’ve had a good rapport from the the human race in a subtle way that has
beginning, and it has only grown in the the audience taking a philosophical
few weeks they’ve been working to- journey, and sometimes a scientific
gether. They have a lot of fun together, one, with the cast. The play has its fair
and they all just clicked. Lacy Tianna, share of dramatic moments, but ulti-
an actress in Arcadia, mentioned that mately, it’s a comedy about the end of
once the blocking was finished, the the world, even if it may be in the far
cast was able to have a lot more fun distant future.
delving into their characters. The See ARCADIA, Page 10
Jazz Ensemble Provides Creative Collaboration
“There aren’t many opportunities at SVC for I asked Fejeran how jazz made him feel. After can be a part of the auditions held every quar-
students to play in a band, so when I heard about the telling him about my interest in playing instruments ter. They can watch at the Skagit River Brewery
Jazz Ensemble I took the opportunity. I really enjoy and arranging my own music, he replied, “Then Thursday October 30th or December 10th. The jazz
playing and cooperating with the other musicians,” you know that it’s a feeling you can only have when ensemble will also be playing in McIntyre Hall for
says jazz guitar major and SVC student Vince Allis. you’re playing music and making up your own the end of quarter Department concert on December
The jazz ensemble is a class where students get to songs.” 3rd. Students can also contact Vince Fejeran at
enjoy playing music with other musicians. Not only Students interested in joining the jazz ensemble Vince.Fejeran@skagit.edu.
do the students get to meet and practice; they get the
chance to play in front of live audiences. The jazz
band plays some Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M.
at the Skagit River Brewery in downtown Mount
“It gives the students a chance to discover what
it’s like to play live and to feel what it’s like when
they play something great that people clap to, or
even when they play something that wasn’t good
and people don’t clap,” says jazz instructor Vince
Fejeran. They also play at many festivals, retirement
centers, school events, occasionally McIntyre Hall
and even in some competitions.
The jazz ensemble often plays standard tunes.
However, Fejeran stresses to the students that they
make up their own arrangements of the standards.
They try to imitate the style heard off a record and
they create their own style or bass line. Students are Photo by Liz Oiness
especially encouraged to write their own arrange-
ments and personalized pieces, which a few of them Jazz Ensemble: Vincent Allis (Guitar), Hannah Eger (Alto Sax), Kilgore Trout (Alto Sax), Charlie Hickmott (Drums
have done. and Precussion), Aaron Elder (Drums), Instructor Vincent Fejeran, Alex Kazakov (Bass), Kim Tiberio (Precussion).
10 OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009
Photo by Ruth Lohmann
Northern State Hospital South Wing.
Last chance to get a
The Halloween season is coming to a close. But, there are
still many things to squeeze in before November 1. A few of
them are even local.
The Rainbow Alliance and Phi Theta Kappa are hosting
an event at the College. It’s from eight to midnight in the
cafeteria on Friday, October 30. Planned events include a si-
lent auction, cakewalk throughout the night, haunted house,
as well as dancing and music. Admission to get in is $5.00 or
$3.00 with two canned goods donation.
Brittany Collins, president of the Rainbow Alliance,
plans to be there in costume. Collins jokes, “We’re going to
be giving away so many prizes, it’ll almost pay for itself to
Photo by Ruth Lohmann go!”
Photo by Ruth Lohmann
Also happening on Friday, October 30th is the Hillcrest
Northern State’s South Wing. Front of Northern State Hospital. Halloween Bash from six to eight p.m. It is $3.00 a person,
and aimed toward children between the ages of five and
twelve. The park will host a maze, trick-or-treat candy, and
other Halloween fun. For questions, contact the Parks and
Arcadia: Recreation at (360) 336-6215.
In Sedro-Woolley, Cascade Job Corps welcomes anyone
Enlightenment and Romanticism to come and tour their Haunted Hospital. It is on Friday and
Saturday, to go from 6-10 p.m, and is $5.00 a person. All of
From Page 9 the proceeds go toward the students, providing scholarships
for those intending to move on in school. Parental discre-
The play is set in the countryside of England These people were part of The Romantic tion is advised, with no children welcome under twelve. It is
at a home titled Sidley Park. The stories alter- Movement. suggested to come early to get a ticket. Lines start forming
nate between time periods. While the scene Arcadia shows the shift to romanticism at 3:30 p.m., and they can end up selling close to 300 tickets
plays out in the past, the players in the current combining with science when a huge discovery within the hour. The last tour is on Halloween itself.
time period try to discern what happened be- is made by Thomasina, the thirteen year old Ruth Lohmann, a previous volunteer for the Haunted
tween these individuals in the early 1800’s with daughter of Lady Croom who is the lady of Hospital and current SVC Student said, “You won’t know
snippets of knowledge they have attained while the house in 1809. She begins to see a pattern how you feel about the place until you step inside the
staying at Sidley Park. They dig into the past of flaws within the famous theories of Isaac building itself. It’s gorgeous and haunting at the same
while we see the group from 1809 interrelate Newton and upon further exploration develops time, whether it be day or night. In more honesty, [the
with each other, on the same stage and, in fact, a theory of her own that eventually becomes hospital] is more of a sad feeling, than it is creepy.”
in the very same home. recognized as the Chaos Theory. Unfortunately, For more information, go to http://www.sedro-woolley.com,
Without seeing the play in action, it’s hard it could never be recognized as her idea for and view their events.
to see the subtle themes that connect and then she wasn’t able to do the work without a com- Concrete, Washington, is hosting its fourth annual ghost
reconnect between the stories and characters. puter for advanced math. Essentially the theory walk. The walk welcomes anyone over eighteen for $10.00 a
It’s particularly hard to understand the humor stated that everything must grow cold, or die, person. Tours go to many of Concrete’s buildings, providing
without seeing it come together on stage. eventually. stories from some of the locals about the town historical as-
Arcadia is a human comedy, best translated by But as the players in the future search pects, and parts of the region as well. It is held on Saturday,
real human interaction which gives the comedy the house for clues, they discover the ideas starting at eight p.m. For more information, contact con-
life. Thomasina began to develop and are aston- firstname.lastname@example.org.
The division between enlightenment and ro- ished at the genius of this young girl with ideas Many events take place in the surrounding area, for those
manticism that was happening in Europe dur- far beyond her time. willing to drive. Maple Valley, a town slightly past Seattle,
ing the 1800’s is a theme explored in Arcadia With Arcadia, Stoppard is using the intel- offers two haunted trails at their Royal Arch Park. They are
in many different forms. From the remodeling lectual divide in the 18th century, a little bit of open Friday and Saturday, from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. The first
of the garden to reflect a more wild, irregular science and, most importantly, the interactions hour from welcomes people for the family walk, a much
and romantic design including a hermitage, among people, to convey that without a desire more tame version than the experience itself. Tickets can be
to a scene where a young girl Thomasina to comprehend the rules that keep our world purchased online, for $15.00, which covers both of the trails
weeps for the literature lost the great fire of running, and without a yearning to throw these and a “drive-in” themed movie. Parking is free. They also
the Alexandrian Library, the audience sees the rules out and claim they don’t apply to us—we suggest attendees bring an extra pair of pants. For directions
shift of consciousness that was occurring dur- aren’t human. This division defines us. and other information, go to: http://www.darkhollowhaunt.
ing that time. Drummond emphasized that Arcadia is com/main_menu.html.
Enlightenment was the intellectual move- emotionally moving, intellectually stimulating If that is a little too far, Kube93 radio hosts their haunted
ment in the 18th century that emphasized that and entertaining. It deals with high concepts house in Seattle. Open from 6:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Friday
there were a certain set of rules by which the but in a comical, human way. and Saturday. Tickets go for $15.00, with discount prices in
world was governed and that these rules could “It’s a smart and funny play. It’ll leave you groups and for bringing canned goods. For directions and
be discovered over time using reason. Some thinking,” said Tianna. ticket sales, visit: http://kube93.com/pages/haunted_house.
were concerned that these so-called rules that For a full overview of Tom Stoppard’s html.
the world was supposed to follow were leaving Arcadia, please go to: http://www.cherwell. For all of the events mentioned, contact those putting the
no room for free will, creativity and emotions. oxon.sch.uk/arcadia/outline0.htm event together for any pre-admissions, and registration.
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HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY?
Say it to The Cardinal
This column is a new forum for students to express their thoughts, ideas, and opinions
on any subject. We want to know what’s on your mind. Watch for our table in the
Knutzen Student Center.
“The women’s bathroom in the campus
center never has enough paper towels; the
garbage cans are too small and overflowing.
The water pressure is too high—splashes
Photo by Elisa Telidetzki everywhere and there is no place to put your
purse or books when washing hands.”
From Page 3
that are attributed to anorexia. the body’s way of storing up
As the starvation process for the next fast. So, naturally, Kirsten Curry
begins, it’s easy to see that a bulimic would choose the
something is going wrong. most fattening food to binge “I think that Linda Moore is an
First the individual starts to on. Then they feel disgraced, exceptional English teacher because I’ve never
lose their hair. Their face be- and purge. Thus, bulimia is a seen an instructor so dedicated to education
comes gaunt. Soon their body vicious cycle. before. She has a way of capturing my attention
becomes frail, bruising eas- Mount Vernon counselor and somehow engages all of her students
ily. The individual’s physique Rita Palisaityte is educated in
becomes emaciated. Bones this field. She explains, “Sadly, in her lessons, and they all seem willing to
break easy, and an individual Washington has limited re- participate.”
with anorexia is apt to have sources because the process
an abnormally low heart rate of rehabilitating patients is so
and blood pressure. Kidney expensive. Usually in-patient
failure is common in severe treatment is preferred, and
cases. According to WEBMD, that can last at least a month.
five to twenty percent of The treatment plan would in-
anorexics eventually die from clude educating oneself about
the disease. their eating disorder, meeting
Bulimia is a little differ- with a nutritionist to develop Barry Webb
ent. WEBMD informs us that a dietary plan, family counsel- “Financial Aid is giving me grey hair!!!”
bulimia nervosa is a type of ing and therapy. You need
eating disorder characterized a lot of support. People who
by episodes of binge eating suffer from these illnesses are
“followed by inappropriate usually very intelligent. You
methods of weight control.” can’t trick them. Also, people
Bulimics will often vomit, who suffer from an eating
fast, use laxatives or exercise disorder might have underly-
their calories away. As the ing stressors, like depres-
bulimic individual becomes sion. I recommend you read
ill, a pattern develops, where Life without Ed, written by
the bulimic continues a long Jennifer Shauffer. In the book,
period of binging and purging, Ed stands for eating disorder.” Jamie Williams
until they find themselves ad- There is good news. The “All math tutors should teach the same
dicted to the routine. Bulimics National Eating Disorders way.”
resort to secrecy, performing Association is trying to
their acts of purging in private. launch a statewide initiative
They feel shameful and out of in Washington State to help
control. families access quality care
The Mayo Clinic tells us for loved ones who suffer from
that a bulimic can binge on eating disorders.
up to thousands of calories of SVC counselor Anne
food in one sitting. The binge Ziomkowski comments, “I
normally ends when there usually refer students with
is no more food or when the severe eating disorders to
body is painfully bloated. A WWU counseling center Tasha H.
bulimic may binge once in where they can receive free “Parking on campus is not good. It
a while, or once every hour. help. There are also resources sucks. Especially in the mornings, I have to
Encyclopedia Brittanica says in the Seattle area. I meet drive here an hour early just to find a spot.
that an individual’s blood with the student to determine Hopefully something will be done. I know it
levels and electrolytes can if they are in immediate crisis
become severely imbalanced. and I can refer them out to would make a difference.”
When this happens, the body’s the community for more
vital organs are in danger. counseling. We do have some
Permanent damage can be students with some severe
done to a person’s throat or issues, and I sometimes am
intestine. After a while, the contacted by faculty members
teeth begin to erode from the who have concerns about a
hydrochloric acid that keeps particular student. There is
Justin J. Tang
coming up every time the also a national eating disor-
individual vomits. ders website. To find out more “I am very fed up with the parking
People who are bulimic are on this topic, check out www. extravaganza this year. I’m always late to class
at a high risk of suffering a nationaleatingdisorders.org” anyways, but now I have to wake an extra 15
heart attack or having an ir- If you, or anyone you know, minutes [early] now. Ri-Di-Culous!”
regular heartbeat. Sometimes is suffering from an eating
the bulimic will practice strict disorder, call a doctor immedi-
dieting and fasting. However, ately, and contact the National
once the individual stops Eating Disorders Association
eating, their body goes into at (800) 931-2237.
starvation mode. Binging is
12 OctOber 29 The Cardinal Fall 2009
Masquerade Ball at McIntyre Hall
EMILY AKLAND starting from the 1950’s through the following
Staff Writer Photos by Emily Akland.
decades up until recent songs. When asked if
People wearing costumes, masks and home- he enjoyed the costumes, Montoya replied, “Oh (Clockwise from top left):
A conga line stretches into the darkness;
coming attire scattered across the dance floor in yeah, it’s great. It’s fabulous.” DJ’s Rob Blackwell and Eli Montoya;
McIntyre Hall on Friday night, October 23rd for Attendees of the dance also enjoyed them- King and Queen Zachariah Cartwright and Bailey Noble;
the Masquerade Ball. This well-attended event selves. Alicia Lopez, an attendant, replied, Katie Parrish and Dena Staub;
was sponsored by the Rainbow Alliance Club “There’s more space for a lot more people,” when (From left to right) Vivian Wagieh, Neta Cahill, Jim Cahill,
and PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and asked what she liked about the dance. Elizabeth Hillenbrand, Randy Hillenbrand;
Alicia Lopez and Angela Torset;
Gay). Although the dance was in celebration of Angela Torset, a student, decided that she The Garcias;
the gay and lesbian community, the dancers at would not be attending her own High School Chris Benson and Sally Pfeifer.
the Ball were a mix of same-sex couples and dance. She said, “I could go to the High School
straight couples. The overall theme of the Ball Homecoming but I just don’t care to.” She com-
was about the masks that gay and lesbian people mented that “The atmosphere is more comfort-
feel like they have to wear in public. able” at the Masquerade Ball versus the High
The music that played during the dance School dances.
showed a lot of variety. The theme for the music Katie Parrish, another attendant, described the
was what DJ’s Eli Montoya and Rob Blackwell Masquerade Ball as “sophisticated.” Dena Staub,
called the “time warp” because they played songs who sat next to Katie, added “I feel a little bit
more comfortable with people.”
Through the entire evening it was non-stop
dancing as hardly anyone took a break. When
songs, such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,”
played, everyone got out and danced together.
When asked what she liked most about the
Masquerade event, Kathy Reim, President of
PFLAG, said, “There’s such a wonderful ac-
This was easy to see just by watching the
dance floor. Just about everyone was dancing
with each other.
Tables decorated with masquerade masks to
bring out the theme enlivened McIntyre Hall.
The wine bar was popular. Many over the age of
21 were seen purchasing the wine. The women
at the bar looked to be having a nice time ,bust-
ing moves behind the counter during a song or
Later on that evening organizers of the event
announced the royalty of the dance. The Queen
was Bailey Noble and the King was Zachariah
Cartwright. Cartwright had won his High
School Homecoming kingship and he received
the honor again at the Masquerade Ball.
People from PFLAG and other clubs who
were a part of the Masquerade Ball gave
speeches about the lives of homosexuals and
how they don’t want to hide anymore. Kathy
Reim, the president of PFLAG, spoke about
how the daily lives of gays, lesbians, transsexu-
als, etc. are like a masquerade because they feel
as if they have to go through life hiding under a
mask. At the end of Kathy Reim’s speech, she
announced with fierce conviction, “We are who
we are. Get over it.”