December 2, 2010 El Paso Community College ASC ..Fort Bliss ..Mission del Paso ..Northwest ..Rio Grande ..Transmountain ..Valle Verde ASC Fort Bliss Mission del Paso Northwest Rio Grande Transmountain Valle Verde ECHS student wins national award Name the EPCC Vianey Alderete Tejano Tribune scores are recognized by the National Merit Scholarship mascot contest Program (NMSP). Last month, a Valle Verde Submissions can also be “I knew Levi would do Early College High School well, I am not surprised at all made by contacting Loui student made history in the with his success,” Covey said. Hernandez at 831-2567 or Ysleta Independent School “We have known him for firstname.lastname@example.org. District by being the first stu- three years and knew his po- Submissions must be turned dent to win the National Merit tential. in by Dec. 10. Commended student award. “We are happy that he Finalists will be announced On Nov. 10, Levi Mor- worked to his fullest ability.” in the Tejano Tribune Feb. 3 gan was presented the award Students winning this issue. in front of the YISD school award can be referred by the board. NMSP to any two colleges in Name the mascot contest “Levi is the first student at the country they would like to Tejano Name: school to win such prestigious attend. award,” said Paul Covey, “I am very proud to be Tejana Name: VVECHS principal. awarded,” Morgan said. “He is setting the bar “I hope that this recogni- Your Name: for the rest of the students tion will help in my future Phone Number: at VVECHS, even though journey.” Take survey to any Campus Life office there were a lot of expecta- Morgan also thanked the or Intramural Sports at the VV Gym. tions from the superintendent school, PSAT trainings and and the school board to have workshops which helped a National Merit student at make his success easier to ac- VVECHS as leader of the dis- trict,” Covey added. Vianey Alderete / Tejano Tribune complish. As for the future, Morgan EPCC instructor (L-R) Student Levi Morgan and Valle Verde ECHS Principal Paul Covey. “The final decision would be based upon students’ suc- wants to pursue a career in computer engineering. doubles as Uncle Sam cess and I was not worried.” The winners of this schol- Every year an average of He would also like to get EPCC Political Science in- The National Merit Schol- arship are announced based about 1.5 million students in accepted into UT Austin or structor Leon Blevins partici- arship Program is an academic on Preliminary SAT (PSAT) the US take the PSAT. Southern Methodist Univer- pated in the El Paso Thanks- competition for scholarships and National Merit Qualifying The top 50,000 students in sity in Dallas, with which he giving Sun Bowl parade as that started in 1955. Test scores. the nation with the highest test hopes his award will help him. Uncle Sam. Ngetich earns third national title This year’s parade Grand Marshal was the City of El Paso which was named an All- American City. Samuel Horstman in the race. It was really Blevins has appeared as Tejano Tribune challenging.” Uncle Sam in other local and This is the third na- national events. For most EPCC stu- tional title Ngetich has dents, getting an AA is won. a big goal, but sopho- She claimed the more Florence Ngetich 2009 Half-Marathon had her eyes on some- individual competition thing national. and the Women’s Indi- On Nov. 20, EPCC vidual Championship at sophomore, Flor- the NJCAA Division I ence Ngetich, won the Women’s Cross Coun- women’s 8th Annual try Championships in Half-Marathon Na- Spartanburg, S.C. on tional Championships Nov. 13. in Overland Park, Kan., “I am so happy to the second national title win this last race of my within two weeks. Junior college career,” “The Half Marathon she said. “This race was race in Kansas was a my seventh consecutive Lolo Mercado/ EPCC Counselor EPCC’s Florence Ngetich (L) won the women’s Half-Marathon National Championship. kind of tough race com- win and it means a lot pared to cross country,” to defend my title from Ngetich said. “It re- last year, especially ond woman to win Na- last year running at grow as a runner. quired a lot of endur- breaking 3:10 off my tional Champion two EPCC, she gives thanks “This year has been ance to overcome sev- time.” years in a row. to her coach, Felix Hi- Courtesy Leon Blevins Political Science instructor Leon Blevins. eral hills and down hills Ngetich is the sec- Because this is her nojosa, for helping her See Ngetich on page 7 dnn.epcc.edu/tejanotribune email@example.com facebook.com/tejanotribune twitter.com/tejanotribune youtube.com/tejanotribune 4 5 8 Radio Student News 2 Opinion 3 Feature 4-5 Campus Life 6-7 Entertainment 8 epcc.streamon.fm Just desserts Art fundraiser Muggle worthy Request Line 831-3251 2 Student News December 2, 2010 Tejano Tribune Auditions for play to be held at VV Early College High School to host fundraising concert Mayra Torres son, the director of the play. Tejano Tribune “Concerns that we all share within a family and within a community are found The EPCC drama department is cur- in this play as loss, anger, disappoint- rently rehearsing for its play of the spring ment, financial problems and controlling Jasmine Aguilera Tejano Tribune season. behavior.” The play titled Parallel Lives by Mo Patterson is hoping to bring attention Gafney and Kathy Najimsky will be per- to the auditions for Lost in Yonkers after Students at Valle formed on Jan. 28 and 29 and Feb. 4 and having only three people audition for her Verde Early College High 5. previous play. School (VVECHS) are It is being directed by Lisa McNiel. She wants the community to be in- planning to host a benefit Students who are inspired to act after formed of the benefits one can receive concert on Dec. 17 at the watching the play can do so by audition- from live theater. ASC building. ing for the next play being put on by the “The theater benefits all,” she said. The proceeds from department. “It’s a fine art where you can reach out the concert will go to- Both men and woman will be needed and touch those actors on the stage.” ward funding for the high for the award-winning play Lost in Yon- The auditions will be held on Jan. school’s Model United kers by Neil Simon. 31 and Feb. 2 in room C401 at the Valle Nations (MUN) team, Lost in Yonkers takes place after Verde campus. particularly to help club World War II as two boys wind up liv- There will be cold readings from the members pay for a trip to ing with their formidable German grand- script. compete in Austin in Janu- mother. “This play has a lot of humor,” Pat- ary. Meanwhile their father scrapes by as a terson said. “We were trying to travelling salesman. “It entertains while bringing across think of ideas for a good Although the content may sound out these complex issues within the family fundraiser during one of dated, it is still relevant today. dynamic.” our meetings,” said Josh “The play deals with familial relation- Lost in Yonkers will be performed on Saucedo, MUN webmas- ships, children, grandparents, parents, April 8, 9, 15, and 16 and will be held at ter. uncles and aunts,” said Cornelia Patter- the Transmountain Campus. “I threw it out as an idea.” “At first no one really $5000 PAID seemed interested,” said Karla Varela, MUN club EGG DONORS + Exps N/Smokers, ages 19-29 Jasmine Aguilera / Tejano Tribune member. (L-R) Valle Verde ECHS students Josh Saucedo and Karla Varela. SAT 1100 ACT 24 GPA 3.0 “But after a meeting with the treasurer and an- The club has organized “We are really expect- Reply to:firstname.lastname@example.org other club member, we auditions that are to be ing this to be a success,” started thinking about a held at Saucedo’s home on said Saucedo. venue and bands and we Dec. 4 and 5. “We are expecting to realized that we actually “So far, three bands sell at least 200 tickets and could do it.” have signed up to audi- have a sell out.” “It was possible since tion,” said Varela. “We really want to we each knew a couple of “Avondale, A Lucky show everyone a good bands that would be will- Tragedy, and As it is Writ- time and hope they enjoy ing to perform and since ten.” all the talented bands,” the venue was pretty af- In the competition held said Varela. fordable for us,” she add- at the University of Texas “We are expecting ed. at Austin, the students will mostly alternative rock The process of plan- be debating over world is- bands and maybe some ning a concert was not sues, just like in the actual screamo, but we want a easy, according to Sauce- United Nations. wide array of bands so do. This team is the very that every one can enjoy “It was tough in the be- first MUN team from El the show.” ginning,” he said. Paso. Anyone interested in “But it’s becoming The concert is going purchasing a ticket can much easier now that we to be called the “Border send an email to vvechs- have the full help and City Beat-down” and tick- email@example.com. support of the rest of the ets are expected to cost Students can also con- club.” around $10 to $15. tact Saucedo at 227-4972. ADVERTISE IN THE TEJANO TRIBUNE 831-2500 Clarification: In the Nov. 18 issue’s article on the Older Wiser Learning Students (OWLS), the contact number was missing. Anyone wanting more information can call 274-4029 or leave their name and phone number at any EPCC Campus Life office. Tejano Tribune December 2, 2010 Opinion 3 Voices around campus Compiled by Susy Castillo Tejano Tribune Do you feel airport security is too invasive, or a necessity to insure the public safety? If we would have had them [full body scanners] in New York, that [Sept. 11] wouldn’t have happened. Somebody had to have done something wrong for this to have happened. If it makes my mom safer on Chris an airplane. I feel safer. Quintanilla Time as editor was hard but worth it It is an invasion of privacy. I’d rather get patted down. Guys probably do not and lows. I could say that I were always the easiest to care, but girls’ bodies are I have had such a great learned that I have to keep deal with. more secret. Power opportunity to work with pushing to get the story for I learned quickly work- of the so many reporters over the the readers. ing at the paper that noth- Press year. As editor, I gained ing is ever easy. Not only In return, I have devel- knowledge that others do I hope the next editor is Justyne oped strong friendships may never know. successful, I hope that she Gandara Samuel A. Horstman/Editor with several of them. Looking back over the is fair and balanced like I feel that my time at year, I would have never an editor should be. The end of the semes- the Tribune was short, but even imagined I would I’ll be honest: leaving ter is near, and so is my it will not soon be forgot- have done what I did in the my job at the paper is one It is invasion of privacy, time as editor. ten. past year. of hardest things I have but it is necessary. It’s put I am saddened to tell Working long Tuesday Everything from em- ever done. Things were there for everyone’s safety you that I will not return nights and early Satur- bedding with Fort Bliss really tough at times, but but I don’t think it makes a next semester as editor of day mornings, sometimes troops and seeing Presi- I had fun doing what I did. ton of difference. If a ter- the Tejano Tribune. Sunday, are what I will dent Barack Obama come Like I said before, I had to rorist wants to attack, he I have decided to step miss the most. to El Paso to writing sto- do what was best for me is going to attack. down, and put all my fo- It sounds odd, but after ries about death are just and the paper. cus on school. awhile one can get used to a few examples of what I This was my first job Ron I love the newspaper, it. have experienced. in my professional career. Nelson and in order to let it be at The funny thing is that I would also like to To have been editor of a its best, I must let some- right after you learn all the take this opportunity to college newspaper was one else put their full fo- tricks, it’s time to go. give a big thank you to the truly amazing. I hope to I think it is fine if it’s quick cus on it. Next year will be hard facility and staff I worked have a similar experience and easy. It is like going As for my successor, for me not to feel the need with here at the Tribune. again in the future. to the doctor’s office, ev- I would like to offer my to rush to the newsroom. For 15 weeks, I talked Every week I always erybody goes through it. guidance whenever need- I also have to get out about issues I had strong found it hard to close my There is extra precaution ed, as my past editors did of the habit of answering opinions about. thoughts, but I believe we should take being so for me. phone calls like we do in At times it was hard to the easiest way is with a close to Fort Bliss. I would like to thank the newsroom. write. Even though I knew quote. those who have supported What I learned from what I wanted to say, I had From the movie Annie: Daisy me the last two semesters. the paper is something I to back it up. But this last “How lucky I am to have Morales These were the people cannot really condense editorial, no one can fight something that makes that saw me at my highs into one editorial. me about. Weeks like this saying goodbye so hard.” Tejano Tribune Give the Fall 2010 Staff Tejano Tribune Samuel Horstman, Student Editor some Jasmine Aguilera, Layout Designer Feedback Robby Holguin, Cartoonist E-Mail your Joe Old, Faculty Adviser “Letters to the Editor” to Steve Escajeda, Advertising/Web design firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters/Photographers For Story Ideas E-Mail or call us at Nicolette Acuna Luis Hernandez (915) 831-2500 or Fax to Vianey Alderete Lesly Limon (915) 831-3122 Annette Amor Alicia Palomares Tejano Tribune Susy Castillo Shaly Rodriguez .O. P Box 20500 El Paso, TX 79998 Marina Chavez David Roman Valle Verde Room A2708 Monica Cortez Mayra V. Torres El Paso County Community College Ana Deleon Karina Valdez District does not discriminate on the , basis of race, color national origin, , religion, gender age or disability. Marcos Estrada Alex Varela 4 Feature Tejano Tribune December 2, 2010 Bake Off competition satisfies taste for sweets Ana Deleon year were it was held in the Tejano Tribune hallways. Creators of sugary sweet “I wished we could have done the competition in the Bake Off Winners delights had a chance to show hallway of the school,” Cha- Pie Contest off their sweet tooth-satisfy- varria said. “That way the First Place ing skills last weekend. people could walk freely Christopher Derik On Nov. 20, the American through the tables.” Cookie Contest Culinary Federation held its The cookies and brown- First Place annual Bake Off at the Culi- ies were set in one room and Ana Dominguez nary Arts Complex at the Ad- the cakes and pies in another. Cake contest ministrative Services Center. There were four to five judg- First Place The competition was es per room. Denise Hester opened to everyone, some “It’s my second year en- Brownie Contest even entered multiple cat- tering the competition,” said First Place egories. Victor Romero, EPCC stu- Ana Dominguez “I entered and won more dent. “Last year, I won sec- Non-professional Pie Contest than one category,” said Ana ond place, and I’m excited First Place Dominguez, EPCC culinary for winning first this year.” Christian Lugo arts student. The judges tasted the pas- Non-professional Cookie Contest The event also had a tries and also looked at the First Place section for kids to entertain color and the shape. Christian Lugo themselves. There were cup- “Picking a winner for Non-Professional Cake Contest cakes and cookies set out for these cakes and pies was a First Place them to decorate. The chil- hard decision to make,” said Victor Romero dren were able to cover it up Daniel Guerra, EPCC chef Professional Brownie Contest with icing and decorations. and a judge of the Bake Off. First Place “Even the kids were get- After the judging was Manuel Blanco ting into the spirit of the com- over, people at the event were Professional Cake Contest petition,” said Maria Chavar- allowed to taste the food. First Place ria, one of the people who “The kitchens were full of Manuel Blanco organized the competition. people after the judging was Overall Winner The competition was lo- done,” Chavarria said. First Place cated in the kitchens of the “Everyone at the event Manuel Blanco Ana Deleon / Tejano Tribune EPCC TV production technician Pedro Villagrana judging the pies. ASC building, unlike last had something to eat.” Feature Tejano Tribune December 2, 2010 5 Fine Arts Complex fundraiser a success Luis Hernandez / Tejano Tribune Attendees watch a video of artist’s rendering of the Fine Arts Complex at the sold-out fundraising auction and dinner. The total estimated cost of building the complex is approximately $15 million. Luis Hernandez lar show in Albuquerque,” Roberts said. vases, signed by their respective artists. pared by the culinary arts students,” said Tejano Tribune “We raised a fairly substantial amount. Rackocy’s piece sold for $1,500 and EPCC Chef Richard Webb, Program Co- All-and-all it was a marvelous success Peña’s for $4,000 which was won by ordinator for Culinary Arts, “It was a real EPCC’s 1st annual Legacy Art El Paso thanks to the tremendous support from Rhodes. fun event, the students really performed fundraiser has raised “over $50,000,” for the art community.” The event was catered by the Culinary very well, and we are really hoping to get the proposed Fine Arts Complex, accord- KCOS-TV board chairman Tanny Arts Program, they prepared a Steamship the art complex up and running.” ing to Christina Ponce, interim executive Berg served as auctioneer. He added Round which sits upright in a carving sta- The fundraiser was a success and re- director of the college’s foundation. commentary on every piece of art work tion. ceived a rousing endorsement. Proceeds from ticket and art sales will during the live auction and motivated the There was also twice-baked potato “The event was wonderfully orga- go directly to fund the complex which crowed to give a little more money. with various vegetables, a cheese board nized,” Roberts said “I would like to will have an old pueblo design. The con- A silent auction was also held. At- and assorted pastries. congratulate Christi Ponce and the entire struction date for the 80,000-square-foot tendees could bid on artwork donated by “Everything was 100 percent pre- planning team for their hard work.” complex has not been set. the community and local artists. “I feel very proud so many people got “The Student Ambassadors Organi- involved by donating artwork, time and zation helped by preparing the art gal- also by attending,” said Ponce, who said lery,” said Darcy Traffasted, an ambas- her office is still tabulating ticket sales sador “Then we served as ushers, we also and auction proceeds. brought attention to the bidders so they “People are becoming more aware of would keep on bidding.” what we are trying to do,” Ponce said. Renowned artists Amado Peña Jr. and Dr. Ernst Roberts was the master of Bill Rackocy received recognition for ceremonies for the event. He introduced their contributions to the college. EPCC President Richard Rhodes by pok- Art pieces that sparked exuberant bid- ing a little fun about the current losing ding were from well-known artists such streak from his alma mater UT Austin’s as R.C. Gorman, Romy Hawkins, Racko- football team. Rhodes took the ribbing in cy and Peña. stride. Peña’s piece, Cajon Drum, was a hot- “This art show is modeled on a simi- ticket item. This drum is an interactive art piece. The wooden drum was constructed by the artist named Namkung and painted with Peña’s tradition- al Native American style. Peña added to the excitement by offer- ing to give an im- promptu concert if the bidding reached $1,500. This caused a more active pur- sue from bidders. When the mark was met, Peña played the drum. The piece sold for $2,200. The final two piec- es were the main at- traction, Salinas Corn Dancer by Rackocy and De Domingo by Peña. Both art works Luis Hernandez / Tejano Tribune were large scale can- John Olan, STS member, holds up the next item up for bid. 6 Campus Life December 2, 2010 Tejano Tribune Head Start holds grand opening at NW Luis Hernandez “We already have another center Tejano Tribune close by Canutillo. It’s in modular build- ings. We are going to able to transfer 209 Students in Northwest El Paso now children from over there and add 180 have a new place to enroll their children pre-school children here, plus another 60 thanks to the new Santiago Rodriguez infants and toddlers, and also work with Head Start Center which opened this about 12 pregnant teen mothers,” added week on the EPCC NW campus. Enriquez. The center was named after longtime Dr. Dennis Brown, EPCC vice presi- Mission del Paso Campus Dean Santiago dent of instruction represented the col- Rodriguez. lege and expressed his ideas on the new Rodriguez also serves as Secretary center. “When youngsters come in to this to the Board of Director’s for Education campus, they will be able to look at what Service Center at Region 19. their future holds for them,” Brown said. “We honor an outstanding person to- “They have Canutillo High School day,” said Dr. James Vasquez, ESC Re- over the horizon, our beautiful early col- gion 19 executive director. “We are very lege high school and El Paso Commu- proud to have his name representing this nity College’s North West Campus. This center.” is the future for these children,” added “We felt it proper that the center be Brown. named after not only a Latino, and edu- Rodriguez addressed community cator, but also one that serves both Re- leaders, colleagues and family members, gion 19 and the Community College,” expressing gratitude. said Dr. Blanca Enriquez, ESC Region He was awarded a plaque in recogni- 19 Head Start executive director. tion for his commitment to early child- The partnership between EPCC and hood education and advocacy to Region ESC Region 19 allows students enrolled 19 Head Start program. Luis Hernandez / Tejano Tribune in the college the opportunity to enroll “This was very emotional. I never ex- Outgoing MdP Campus Dean Santiago Rodriguez at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Head their children into the program. pected something like this when I joined Start center which was named after him. It will also provide students majoring the Board,” said Rodriguez. “I always in education, health and social services did what I could, and never expected velopment. “We will begin a collaboration be- an opportunity to complete internships something in return.” They also provide medical screen- tween students planning to become for the Head Start Center. “It is very important for me to have ings, immunizations, dental services, and teachers or specialize in child services. “The center became a possibility my family present, my wife, my chil- vision and hearing exams to ensure their They can come here and do their intern- thanks to the American Recovery and dren, my brother, my sister, my aunt and healthy development. ship,” said Luz Melendez, Assistant Di- Reinvestment Act,” said Enriquez. “Be- my niece. They make it more special” “One of the main purposes is to help rector for Early Head Start. cause El Paso Community College grant- added Rodriguez. college students take care of their chil- For more information regarding the ed us the land for a dollar a year for 50 The center has multiple classrooms dren,” said Rosario Martinez, Early Santiago Rodriguez Head Start Center years, the land only costs us $50.” designed to support a child’s Pre-K de- Head Start instructor. contact 791-4807. SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION Scholarship opportunity available Monica Cortez are involved in several activities around Two $500 scholarships will be awarded on a competitive Tejano Tribune school or out of school to be considered basis by the EPCC newspaper, Tejano Tribune. for the scholarship. The scholarships are available to students of any major, Students who plan to transfer to a “Part of the process is to be inter- however, recipients must have demonstrated a commitment four-year university this fall are eligible viewed by me,” he said. to assisting in the production of EPCC media, to be nominated for scholarships of up to “I will nominate two to three students either print or broadcast. $30,000. who I feel will be committed to finishing “We will nominate students to move the application to move on.” forward and be considered for the Under- There are several scholarships the Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible. graduate Transfer Scholarship Program foundation gives away based on the stu- of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation,” said dents application. Pick up applications at the Tejano Tribune office: VV A-2708. Nino Gonzalez, EPCC Honors Program The deadline to apply for the scholar- coordinator. ship is Dec. 10. Eligible students must enroll for classes, The scholarship is being offered to All students must apply through the on a full-time basis, for the Spring 2011 semester. current EPCC students or recent gradu- EPCC Honors Program. ates who have a 3.5 GPA or higher and “We have nominated several stu- show financial need. dents in the past to be considered for the Deadline for submissions: “Honor program students will get first scholarship but students never finish their Dec. 8, 2010. consideration,” Gonzalez said. packet or they just give up,” Gonzalez Please return applications to the Americana Language Program, “The application for this scholarship said. Basic Skills, Communications and Performing is a very lengthy process that requires a “That is why no one from EPCC has Arts division office located at (portable) MV-10. lot from the applicants.” won the scholarship.” According to Gonzalez, the college For more information contact the Recipients will be notified by mail does not award the scholarship. EPCC Honors Program at 831-2331 or Gonzalez is looking for students who visit the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation at During the week of Dec. 13, 2010. are well rounded individuals and who www.jkcf.org. INTERESTED IN BEING A REPORTER FOR THE TEJANO TRIBUNE IN THE SPRING? CALL 831-2500 OR COME BY ROOM A2708 (Valle Verde). NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. December 2, 2010 Campus life Tejano Tribune 7 Ngetich from page 1 great for me both academ- “As time passed, I ac- Opportunity offered to biology majors ically and in sports,” she cepted my situation and Susy Castillo The conference helps students realize that.” said. kept in mind that, ‘man Tejano Tribune transfer to a university or find intern- Lannutti said that over 300 stu- “Coach Hinojosa has must live and must live ship programs. dents have participated in the Bridg- done great things for my abundantly.’” Students looking to get a degree The Bridges to the Baccalaureate es program and 12 have received a career both mentally and The rest of the Teja- in Biology now have more opportu- program also provides a one-year doctorate degree. physically. He is more nas that raced included nities to help them achieve it. opportunity to three students of the For more information about the than a coach. Elizabeth Beltran (12th, El Paso Community College program. program, students can contact Lan- “He makes sure my ac- 1:27.54), Sarah Colorado students have been participating in This component allows students nutti at 831-2214. ademic progress and ath- (25th, 1:34.23), Adriana “Bridges to the Baccalaureate” for to continue their letics run smoothly,” she DeLeon (27th, 1:34.31) more than 17 years. research in biol- added. “He shaped me and Sara Mercado (28th The program works in collabora- ogy for ten hours into what I am now, and I 1:34.53). tion with UTEP. a week and earn am proud of him.” As a team, the Tejanas During the summer, twelve $10 an hour for Ngetich, a Poror, Ke- finished in third place with EPCC students participated in the their work. nya, native, adjusted well 36 points behind Cowley program. Students then participate The program MOTORIST SAFETY in the Sun City during her County CC, which won in biochemical related research at is designed to Be Cautious – Do not speed through intersections. UTEP laboratories. increase the Take A Second Look – Look once for traffic and time at EPCC after she be- 1st place, with 17 points This summer research program take a second look for pedestrians. came acustomed to a new and 2nd place South Plains knowledge of culture. College with 17 points. is currently directed at EPCC by Bi- underrepresent- PEDESTRIAN SAFETY “Being away from my Rounding out the Te- ology Instructor, Dominic Lannutti, ed minority stu- At the intersection, STOP. country, as well as my jano finishers were Jacob who is a former Bridges student dents in biomed- Before stepping off the curb, look left, look right, family members, was easy Villarreal (30th, 1:15.31), from 1993. ical research. and look left again. for me to adjust to,” she Adrian Anaya (36th, “It’s a big commitment on their “Some stu- Do not cross the street diagonally. said. 1:16.06), Jonathan Flores part for sure,” he said. “Each student dents think that Always walk on a sidewalk. If there is no “But meeting new (38th, 1:16.15) and Trevaill works about 40 hours per week.” the only degree sidewalk, walk facing traffic. people, eating different Chacon (67th, 1:20.49). Lannutti stated that the top five available to food, adjusting to the cli- The men finished 11th students are invited to participate them is nursing, mate and different cul- with 98 points behind 1st in the Annual Biomedical Research but that is not ture became a challenge, place Cowley County 20 Conference for Minority Students true,” Lanutti especially at the first se- points, 2nd place Johnson (ABRCMS). said. mester. “I was homesick,” County 36 points and 3rd This year ABRCMS was from “There are she added. place South Plains Col- Nov. 10 to Nov. 14 and was held in many more op- “But the El Paso com- lege 42 points. North Carolina. tions for stu- munity in general provid- The NJCAA Half Mar- Each student creates a poster dents and the $5,000.00 to Egg Donors ed me a warm welcome athon had 109 men from about his or her research and pres- Bridges to the for details visit our website: and charming people who 21 colleges and 88 women ents it during the conference. Baccalaureate www.reproductiveresolutions.com or Call: 915-855-8468 made me feel comfortable from 20 colleges that were Faculty from around the nation program helps in my new home. entered in the race. judge each project. science majors Reproductive Resolutions Inc. 8 Entertainment December 2, 2010 Tejano Tribune Deathly Hallows: Best Potter film yet Call of Duty Voldemort now has control Although the Deathly Hal- returns over Hogwarts and he eventu- lows does deal with serious ally gains control over the en- subject matter, it did have hu- tire wizarding world. mor as well, which I think was Harry, Ron and Hermione an important element to add to set out to finish Dumbledore’s work and defeat the Dark Lord by destroying Horcruxes, the the film. Honestly, this film is very sad, and, I’ll admit it, I cried a with a bang key to Voldemort’s power. lot (Nerd Alert). Alex Varela Along the way, the three The ending did really up- Tejano Tribune friends stumble across the set me. I understand that it is Deathly Hallows, a key ele- split into two parts, but the ment in the story. film ends at the worst point It’s time to clean the dust off your The vibe in the Deathly possible, and I’m still thinking systems and controllers because Call Hallows is much darker and of what is going to happen in of Duty is back with a new game. serious compared to the previ- part two. Call of Duty: Black Ops is ous films. The anticipation is killing the newest installment in the Call of There are certain events me. Duty series. that happen in this film that As a long time Potter fan, The game takes place before and cause Harry, Ron, and Herm- I think Deathly Hallows has during the Vietnam War. ione to really push their friend- to be the best movie out of the The game starts off when the main ship and each other. series. character, Alex Mason, a member of The way the film itself Radcliffe, Grint and Wat- the Studies and Observation Group looks is very dark, grainy and son delivered their best per- (SOG), which was a highly secretive, rottentomatoes.com (L-R) Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint star in Harry Pot- at times extremely experimen- formances to date. U.S. special operation unit that was in ter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. tal, which works for the film, I highly recommend operations before and during the Viet- and I think really separates it watching the six previous nam War. Lesly Limon Part one begins very dif- from the other Potter films, films beforehand just to grab Another member of SOG is Frank Tejano Tribune ferently from the other Potter setting the mood of fear and the concept of the Deathly Woods, a companion of Mason who films. The story begins with desperation in the film. Hallows a little bit better. helps him during missions. Harry Potter and the three friends, Harry (Dan- Director David Yates add- I really enjoyed it, and I Throughout the game, Mason is Deathly Hallows is the sev- iel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert ed a lot of the scenes that are want to watch it again and recollecting every mission that led him enth movie of the Harry Potter Grint), and Hermione (Emma very intense, and they have on again, despite the fact that it to where he is now in the game. series. The Deathly Hallows Watson) struggling to survive the edge of your seat action. was extremely sad. film was split into two parts. During the whole campaign, you and trying to protect Harry It’s a much more adult Pot- I give Harry Potter and The second part will be re- from Lord Voldemort. ter film, no more kid stuff and the Deathly Hallows 5 out of 5 will take control of three characters, leased July 2011. With Dumbledore dead, happiness. stars. It was excellent! which is nothing new in Call of Duty. The three characters are Mason, The Next Three Days drags for way too long Jason Hudson, who is with the CIA, and Viktor Reznov, a former soldier in the Red Army. David Roman daily routines. The graphics in this game are as- Tejano Tribune With the help of YouTube, tonishing. John learns some helpful They make one feel like the char- If you want to watch an ac- tricks to aid him in his es- acters are actually real people. tion film, The Next Three Days cape plan. John’s plans then The voice acting is also very good. may not be the film for you. have to be rushed because he A few Hollywood actors voice a char- Directed by Paul Haggis learns his wife will be moved acter in the game, such as Gary Old- (Crash), The Next Three Days to another prison in three days. man, Topher Grace and Ed Harris. stars Russell Crowe as John This is where the action starts There is a part, however, toward Brennan, a college teacher to build up. the very end in one particular scene who starts walking the line of John attempts to rob a the voice of one character is a bit out right and wrong to try to break bank, but then decides that of sync. his wife, played by Elizabeth robbing some petty meth deal- New features have been added to Banks, out of jail. ers would be better. His plan the multiplayer such as a free-for-all Lara (Banks) is arrested goes somewhat awry when the wager match. for the murder of her boss and robbery turns into a shootout. Players can choose four different pulled out of her home while The final day comes as types of wager matches such as sticks her husband and son watch John’s plan goes into action and stones, sharpshooter, one in the with the power to do nothing. and so does the movie. chamber and gun game. After three years in jail, Lara The movie starts off very Another feature is theater mode. attempts suicide because she slow with no action at all. The This can help players with strategy, or can’t wait 20 more years. That things that kept me in my seat it can be used to show off your skill to is when John starts to develop were the smart remarks that the community. his plan to break her out of John and Lara exchange and jail. Johns numerous screw ups. Multiplayer is excellent, but like all John sells almost every- I don’t think Neeson had games it’s not perfect. thing he owns and puts all his anything to do in this movie. There are a few things throughout money and effort into his am- He is too well known for do- the game that need work, such as bitious plan. ing great work to play such a matchmaking issues. He interviews a prison small role. The multiplayer is still very play- escapee turned book author, The action at the end is able, but issues like these will make it Damon Pennington (Liam great and keeps you on the a bit frustrating. Neeson), to learn what it takes edge of your seat with anxiety Overall multiplayer is what makes and how to break his wife out and frustration. this game great. of jail. The Next Three Days is an Frustrated or not, you will come John then stalks every- okay movie, but it shouldn’t back to this game. thing and everyone that is in- have been dragged out to more I give Call of Duty Black Ops 5 volved with the prison where than two hours. I give it 3 out rottentomatoes.com out of 5 stars. his wife is kept to learn their of 5 stars. Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks star in The Next Three Days.