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Covering Orange Coast College since 1948 C OAST REPORT Volume 65, No. 26 May 11, 2011 www.coastreportonline.com INSIDE NEWS ANALYSIS THIS ISSUE Budget passed despite objections SPORTS The Coast Report Affairs Council’s proposed $1.35 bookstore profits and student approval of the budget prior to million budget 4-2 during a tense fees, is allocated to various or- voting on May 4. For more on this story challenged the and sometimes hostile meeting ganizations on campus based on “I just hope that you can be open see the editorial, way student funds last week. requests from the groups. Among minded enough to consider that Page 5. During the two-hour meeting, other allocations, the ﬁscal affairs some mistakes might have been were allocated. senators discussed their wor- council recommended that the made ,” said Coast Report news BY HANNAH FRY ries about the recommended Coast Report received only about editor Annie Kim, addressing sena- sponded to the Coast Report with EDITOR IN CHIEF budget for 2011-2012 and the 8 percent of the funds it requested tors and two ﬁscal affairs council their reasoning for only allocating public voiced concerns about - $750 of $8,750. members during the meeting. “For $750—or 8 percent of what was Despite concerns raised by the what seemed to be unfair cuts to Coast Report faculty, staff and us, when we have mistakes in our requested – enough to pay dues to Coast Report, the Associated Stu- programs. students had addressed the Student paper, we always make corrections dents of Orange Coast College The money, which primarily Senate at a meeting two weeks and that’s all we’re asking for.” Student Senate passed the Fiscal comes from the recycling center, ago and tried again to sway the At the meeting, senators re- See BUDGET Page 4 Special election heats up BY ANNIE KIM AND HANNAH FRY EDITORS In the midst of part-time faculty Baseball heads job woes, contention in the Coast Community College District’s part- into Super time faculty union has stirred up a special election affecting the current Regionals union board. The Coast Community College The Pirates defeated Allan Association, the union represent- Hancock 3-0 on Saturday, ing the district’s part-time faculty, led by starting pitcher Chad is now holding elections for new Thompson. board members. At least two of the union’s current board members See Page 6 are disputing the transparency of ﬁnancial reporting regarding mem- ber dues and made a complaint in FEATURES January to the California Teachers Association. “For the last six to eight months Photo by Nick Gerda we’ve been trying to get a number,” Spin master Victor Arellano “DJ Mr. Smith,” a 19 year-old undecided major, blends tracks using his digital mixer in his Santa Ana bedroom. said Rick Boone, vice president of the union and a real estate instruc- tor at Orange Coast College. “Dues could be a million dollars and no one knows how it’s being spent.” According to Boone, who is running for president of the board, current President Barbara Price Bike to Work has complete control of the union’s ﬁnances and will not disclose how Week much money is going in or out. Boone and fellow executive board member Tom Chambers The initiative which kicked made a complaint to the Califor- off Saturday at UCI supports BY STEPHANIE MENDEZ him on the bill at raves including electro house. But as time went nia Teachers Association, which people’s health and their STAFF WRITER Electro Kandy and the Elevation on and I got even more into the “One of the things investigated the situation and de- impact on the enviornment. Festival. music, I started to acquire dif- cided a special board election was Frustrated with the music that really prompted “One of the things that really ferent tastes. Nowadays I spin necessary. See Page 3 scene in Orange County, one prompted me to do this was lo- minimal and tech house. I have me to do this was local Orange Coast College student “These are lies,” Price said. cal DJs playing at the clubs and a passion for this music that far DJs playing at the clubs “Dues come out of paychecks - $7 took matters into his own hands parties I would go to. They all surpasses what I did for electro and and parties I would go last year and decided to spin what a month from the dues goes to the played the same shit and it was so ﬁdget,” Arellano said. to. They all played the treasury and the rest of the $25.07 DISTRACTIONS he loved. Victor Arellano, a 19-year-old annoying,” Arellano said. Tony Olivarez, better known as same shit and it was so goes to CTA and NEA (National As Arellano became better Dins Rendezvous, is a promoter Education Association).” undecided major at OCC, went acquainted with his equipment, for Rendezvous Events who was annoying.” out and purchased his ﬁrst set of According to Price, money from he also realized what genres of so impressed by Arellano that he dues is spent on board members, DJ equipment, adopted the stage music interested him the most. decided to hire him as a main act. name Mr. Smith and started a DJ Mr. Smith including Boone, for mileage and “When I ﬁrst got my equip- Student musical journey that has placed ment, my main focus was ﬁdget, See DJ Page 3 See ELECTIONS Page 6 “Fast Five” is a success Find your niche counselor. Student Success Tips This reviewer believes that Orange Coast offers According to Katsuki, the most the action packed ﬁlm is the programs to assist important thing for a student to best in the series. students in their do is develop an educational plan Orientations Go on another campus tour. with an OCC counselor. Go to class Be prepared to know when See Page 4 transferring goals. “Every student needs to have assignments are due. one. We lay out all of their classes. Get organized Avoid the temptation of skipping class. BY ANNIE KIM What classes you need, what’s in Meet the professor Making an appointment. NEWS EDITOR progress and what needs to be Academic advisor The key person who helps with academic ONLINE Orange Coast College boasts completed,” Katsuki said. “It’s issues. a high transfer rate and prides a road map so you always know Balance College life is a balance between the where you are.” social and the academic. Check out itself with the motto “We’ll help Strive for good grades Set some goals and work hard to achieve you get there,” but the ﬁrst step While an education plan is key, them. coastreportonline.com to getting there is developing an there are other services provided Student resources on campus Labs and tutors are available on campus. for exclusive articles, educational plan with one of the to guarantee student success. The Student Success Center, Make time Be sure to set some time and activities to videos, photographs some 20 counselors in Watson help you relax. Hall. Answer Center and Transfer Cen- and blogs including The ter are all resources provided free Be responsible Don’t look to place the blame on others Coast provides numerous staff for your mistakes, own up to them. Music Pirate, A Week in and programs with the sole in- and available to Coast students. 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Katsuki, an Orange Coast College See TIPS Page 2 Graphic by Adam Jimenez 2 CAMPUS MAY 11, 2011 CRIME BLOTTER Tsunami hits home OCC student is Sienna you later Which way home? unable to go back A vehicle was reported stolen An apparent burglary was to her hometown Sunday between 8:10 a.m. to 9 reported from a silver two-door a.m. from the Adams Avenue 2003 Honda Accord Thursday due to the disaster. Parking Lot. around noon in the Adams The victim, a male non- stu- Avenue Parking Lot. BY KELSIE TINE dent, reported to Campus Safety The student had parked STAFF WRITER that his white 2004 Toyota Si- his vehicle at 8 a.m. and had enna minivan was stolen even returned around 11:30 a.m. He though his doors and windows claimed to have all his doors Nearly 200 Orange Coast were locked. and windows locked, Farmer College international students Chief of Campus Safety John said. are from Japan, and prior to the Farmer said officers drove When he returned to his ve- massive March earthquake and throughout the parking lot to hicle in the evening his middle tsunami in that nation no one on ﬁnd the missing vehicle. console was opened and his campus had ever heard of the The Costa Mesa Police De- passenger door was unlocked. Fukushima nuclear reactor. partment was notiﬁed and there A Garmin navigation system That is except for international are no suspects. was the only thing missing student and OCC business major Natsuko Idari, 21, whose father Post this bill from the car and is valued at about $350. is an employee at the plant. A hit-and-run accident was When the March 11 earthquake reported Sunday between 12:30 Sit and sleep struck, many of OCC’s Japanese p.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Adams A male student passed out students had to watch in horror Avenue Parking Lot during the in his seat while sitting in the as photos and videos of the dev- Photo courtesy of wahfunny.com Swap Meet. Forum Lecture Hall Thursday astation were streamed live on OCC international student Natsuko Idari lives only four miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant The victim was a female at 2:55 p.m. television and the Internet. in Japan. Her family’s home was spared but is unlivable because it is so close to the plant. non-student who reported that Farmer said the student Idari’s home in Japan is 7 her tan 2002 Cadillac Escalade didn’t respond when ofﬁcers working at the plant. International Center Director around OCC that directly help kilometers (4 miles) away from SUV was hit. She told ofﬁcers tried to wake him, but was Searching the Internet looking Madjid Niroumand said he has Japan,” Niroumand said. the plant. She said her home was she parked her car to go to the breathing. for any sign of her family, Idari spent time with many of the The International Center is spared by the tsunami but her Swap Meet and on her way back When the student woke up, saw a video on YouTube of her students who have been directly available for all students and family is unable to live in their she was handed a ﬂyer stating ofﬁcers walked him out to the town and was able to see it post impacted by the earthquake, faculty who need support or want home because of its proximity that a Toyota hit a Cadillac in lobby. earthquake. tsunami and nuclear events in to contribute to help the victims to the plant. the parking lot and listed the The student refused treat- “The town damage is not bad, Japan. of Japan. “At ﬁrst I couldn’t believe it, license plate number. ment from ofﬁcers and para- but it looks like a quiet ghost “It’s been very difﬁcult. A lot “These are the times we all it was very unrealistic. I couldn’t When the victim got to her medics. A friend was called to town. No one can go back,” of times just hearing people’s need to reﬂect back and help,” contact my family for a few car there were scratches all take the student home, Farmer Idari said. stories gets very emotional,” Niroumand said. days,” Idari said. along the side. The Costa Mesa said. At OCC, the International Niroumand said. Idari said she wants to get back Idari said she searched the Center is in constant commu- Niroumand said there is a col- home with her family as soon as Police Department was con- tacted and will be following up, Import battle Internet to try and get in con- tact with her brother. Once she nication with the students who laborative OCC effort to reach she can. Her father will continue Farmer said. A silver 2005 Mazda MPV have family back in Japan. They out and help the victims. to work at the plant until matters reached her family she learned minivan reportedly backed into have reached out to students and “Everyone has been aware of are solved or Japan decides to sus- Eat first a parked four-door 1997 green her mother and brother were in Tokyo but her father was still faculty and are doing what they what is going on. Some programs pend efforts and shut it down. Campus Safety was called Lexus ES300 in the Adams Av- can to help. have fundraising opportunities to a medical aid emergency in enue Parking Lot Wednesday. College level grammar errors the Forum Lecture Hall lobby A witness told ofﬁcers he had Thursday at 7:30 p.m. been walking on the sidewalk A male student was at the and had seen the vehicle back course assistant’s window when into the parking stall. The he felt faint and ended up on the driver had explained to the ﬂoor. He told ofﬁcers he had not witness that they hit the gas BY BRITNEY PERAZA around campus is often over- been feeling well and had not instead of the brakes. STAFF WRITER looked. eaten, Farmer said. The Lexus was towed. Alexis Osgood, a 28-year-old Paramedics were called and Orange Coast College fo- marine biology major, said the —The Crime Blotter was he was transferred to Orange cuses on giving students a qual- mistakes diminish the authentic- compiled by Crystal Ho from ity education, but the grammar ity of education for her. Coast Memorial Hospital. Campus Safety reports. displayed on buildings and signs “If you have people coming from different campuses and you see grammar mistakes it just doesn’t bode well at all,” Osgood said. According to Raymond Ob- stfeld, an OCC English instruc- tor, mistakes like The Snack Shack’s recent sign informing students that they will be closed on “Friday’s” should not have an apostrophe before the “s.” Obstfeld points out that al- though mistakes like the smoke Get Your Associates Degree free area signs needing a hyphen are valid, there are also many grammar mistakes on campus Photo by Britney Peraza The sign posted in front of the Snack Shack has several errors. signs that are inspected before people look bad as well. and go to Law School. that could be argued like the Writers Row signs on the English being processed are building “People don’t really care buildings. titles, which go through the fa- enough to check their grammar Richard Pagel, vice president cilities committee and the publi- and it reﬂects poorly on them for of administrative services, said cations information ofﬁcer. not taking the time to check,” “There is no ofﬁcial process Idoine said. Good Idea. that the Writers Row sign de- bate was settled by the English department which took a vote to for others – people that are re- sponsible for the area are respon- Michael Mandelkern, dean of literature and languages, said use the title and leave the apos- sible for the signs,” Pagel said. the improper use of grammar on trophe out. OCC student Rebecca Idoine, a campus doesn’t look good and is “We try to get things right but 20-year-old biochemistry major, embarrassing for all. Great Idea. we’re all human and we all make mistakes,” Pagel said. said she believes the mistakes, whether big or small, should be “When your grammar is bad, then the meaning gets lost,” Man- According to Pagel, the only ﬁxed because it makes individual delkern said. All of the above. Student government offices safe for now BY CORY BRIDDLE government association is re- back to me was that due to the STAFF WRITER sponsible for all indirect costs current time constraints and is- relating to federally-sponsored sues on their agendas they are A new master agreement for programs for maintenance and not going to address this issue Coast Community College Dis- payment of the association’s and it will be addressed in the Enroll in Trinity Law School in the Fall. trict student governments has operating expenses, unless oth- fall,” Fuller said. raised some eyebrows at Orange erwise agreed to by the district’s According to ofﬁcials at the Coast College but appears to be board of trustees. district, the Master Agreement off the table for now. “This could be construed as has been tabled indefinitely, The document, an updated the district shifting cost to the but Jerry Patterson, president draft of the agreement that de- students,” Wren said. of the board of trustees said the You can attend law school upon completion termines who pays for student Wren added that with the Master Agreement could be on of your Associates Degree. Go straight to law government operating expenses, could have taken costs away Associated Students of Orange Coast College’s budget shrink- the board’s agenda within the next month. school. Save time, save money, and get a great from the district and imposed ing, the agreement could cause Patterson added that the Mas- them on students. the ASOCC’s ﬁnancial obliga- ter Agreement is another piece education with unlimited opportunities. James Wren, OCC’s student tions to skyrocket. of policy that is being updated delegate to the Student Senate for Lee Fuller, 48, a paralegal because it is out of date like many California Community Colleges, studies major and district student of the other board policies. a member of Coast’s Fiscal Af- trustee, said that he had no part “I haven’t even read it,” Pat- fairs Council and a 37-year-old in the drafting of the document terson said. “It is still at the staff political science major, said that and that he knew nothing of it level of the process which means TRINITY LAW SCHOOL although the agreement remains until it was forwarded to him in that it is still being reviewed.” 2200 North Grand Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705 under review, there is still cause an email. Fuller said the agreement is 800.922.4748 | www.TLS.edu for concern. “I sent a request to the board basically being thrown away and The tabled agreement says of trustees so I could ask ques- the district will draft a new agree- that, if approved, the student tions about it. The response sent ment at a different time. TIPS: Formula for student success includes campus resources. From Page 1 The Transfer Center, located in university representatives. with their classes, the Student Watson Hall, offers workshops “Students have to persevere. If Success Center offers free tutor- and can help students get in it was easy everyone would do ing services and a writing, reading touch with four-year institutions it,” Katsuki said. “You got to hang and math center. for individual consultation with tough, we have support here.” MAY 11, 2011 FEATURES 3 Made PARKING LOT DIARIES for Mars There are thousands of parking stalls on campus and each day they are packed with students. This week the Coast Report found out a little bit more about ... OCC student was Hurst is an exceptional student. “(Hurst) has a very cheerful chosen to attend a personality. It’s contagious,” NASA program to Ernsberger said. “Overall, he was a pleasure to have in class. work on prototype. If I had a student like him in my class every semester, it would set the mood of the class.” BY TARAH KHAN Kimberly Vergara STAFF WRITER Hurst said he learned about the program through the PTK web- site. He completed four essays JAZMINE FLETCHER An aspiring engineer at Orange about a Mars Exploration Rover STAFF WRITER Coast College joined three com- he would make. He had to plan munity college students from a budget and timeline, goals and Hoping to have a career people are pretty chill here,” across the country to develop a objectives, speciﬁcs of his rover involving her driving skills, Vergara said. Mars Exploration Rover proto- and a proposal. Based on the Kimberly Vergara, an 18-year- Vergara said she plans on type at the Jet Propulsion Labora- scores received for each essay, old undecided major at Orange spending the whole summer in tory in Pasadena recently. he said he was accepted. Coast College said she is think- West Hollywood so she can go Christopher Hurst, a 20-year- Before he attended the program ing about becoming a stunt to Pali Overnight Adventures old electrical engineering major at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory driver. to start on her career. at OCC, was one of 76 partici- in Pasadena, Hurst said he was “I heard that there are lots of “Pali Overnight Adventures pants selected to attend a program most excited about seeing the great programs and you make has great training programs. offered by NASA. Mars Exploration Rover named lots of money from being a This summer I’m taking stunt According to Hurst, 300 com- “Curiosity” which cost $2.5 stunt driver. This semester I’m training, extreme action, and munity college students in the billion. taking an automotive class just motorsport extravaganza,” she nation applied to attend the three- “It’s something people only see to learn the basic information said. “Each month I’ll be pay- day on site experience the Nation- in pictures. I get to work closely on cars,“ Vergara said. ing over $6,000. I hope this is al Community College Aerospace with the people that created it,” Born in Orlando, Fla., Ver- worth all my damn money.” Scholars held from April 27 to 29. he said. Photo courtesy of Christopher Hurst gara recently moved out to According to Vergara, she It is a program where community After Hurst attended the pro- OCC student Christopher Hurst who was selected to a NASA Newport Beach in January. also loves to hike and go bun- college students participate in a gram he said the best thing he saw program was holding a mechanical hand from the lunar rover. Although she’s not sure what gee jumping. Her need for hands-on engineering project. was a brieﬁng, directing what the she wants to major in, she said adrenaline and speed, however, Participants worked in small “The biggest thing I learned he got accepted. Looking at current Mars Exploration Rover she is attending OCC because got her in trouble last month. groups to develop a Mars Explo- was being able to develop a prod- photos, it looked like a good would be doing on the weekend. of her best friends and to join “I got two speeding tickets. ration Ranger prototype. uct and deliver it in an efﬁcient experience.” He said he learned how to com- the softball team next spring. I know how to drive fast,” she Hurst, who is the vice-presi- manner. It had to be on time and Hurst had advice for students municate better with people he “It wasn’t that much of a said. “I just want to get paid dent of the Engineering Club at within budget,” Hurst said. interested in the program. met for the ﬁrst time. change for me. I’m still near a to drive fast and stop getting OCC, is a member of the hon- Nathan Kirksey, a 20-year-old “I would definitely recom- “It was weird at ﬁrst to work beach, the surf is great, and the tickets.” ors societies Phi Theta Kappa, mechanical engineering major, mend the program to any type of with people I had never talked Alpha Gamma Sigma and Mu took a course on mechanics engineering student. There are all Roads to freedom to. By the end of it, I felt like Alpha Theta. He plans to attend and waves with Hurst in Spring types of engineers in the program they were good friends because UC Irvine in the fall where he 2010. who you can consult with and we had to take an idea and bring will continue his education as a “(Hurst) is hard working. He get insight from,” he said. “Do it it to prototype,” he said. senior. is determined to ﬁnish problems to get insight in the engineering He described the experience Gabriela Ernsberger, a comput- and creative in solving them,” world rather than just in a school as a crash course in product de- Instructors at OCC Nguyen arrived in the United er science instructor at OCC, said velopment. Kirksey said. “I was happy that setting.” States with his wife and two have shared their I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like children. He taught at OCC in stories of being 1990 and in 1992 became a full time instructor. political refugees. He earned a bachelor’s degree BY ELIZABETH SCHMIDT in English at the University of said, people will deﬁnitely look “I see more and more gas prices, and owning a car is STAFF WRITER Saigon and received his master’s Avid bicyclists at for ways of saving money. people ride their bike very expensive,” Roda said. degree in teaching English as a Coast promote an “If you commute within ten to work because of gas Morgan is optimistic about the Orange Coast College stu- Second Language at UCLA. miles of work, you spend about situation. dents may learn about the hor- “Home for me is where I am alternative way of two dollars a day on your trip,” prices, and owning a car “It builds a little every year,” rors of the Vietnam War in a not rejected,” Nguyen said. “I getting to work. he said. “So if you add that is very expensive.” he said. “ People are going to be history class, or about the rule of was tortured by my own people, up, you could potentially be more aware. California is very former Chilean dictator Augusto who share the same culture, not BY JASON MORASH spending 50 bucks a month environmentally friendly.” Pinochet in a political science only physically, but mentally SPORTS EDITOR on gas.” Mary Roda Last year, 900 people pledged class, but two of the college’s in- and emotionally.” Not only are there benefits OCC Publications Coordinator to join the movement and over structors actually lived through Like Nguyen, Juani Funez- to people’s wallets, but also to a thousand people participated. both of those periods. Gonzalez, an OCC ethnic studies Bicycles rusting away in lone- their bodies. According to the their cars and don’t try to get on More are expected to join this The two instructors, both po- instructor, was also a political ly, dark garages are ﬁnally see- British Medical Association, their bikes and ride. year. litical refugees, told their stories refugee. ing the light of day and getting riding a bicycle for 20 miles a Other people are concerned “I’m a real believer in the during “Passage to Freedom,” a Funez-Gonzalez lived under greased up as both students and week reduces the risk of heart about their safety out on the road benefits of cycling,” Morgan panel discussion held earlier this the dictatorship of Pinochet faculty prepare for Bike to Work disease by ﬁfty percent. and on the bike paths. adds. “It provides the exercise semester. where prisoners were tortured, Week. Some other beneﬁts are im- Kyra Bannister, a 19-year-old that lowers stress and many other So Van Nguyen, an OCC about 3,200 people disappeared, The initiative, which kicked proving muscle tone, burning dance major, has been riding her beneﬁts beyond the money. “ English as a second language in- and at least 1,000 people were off Saturday with a Bike Festival calories, improving coordina- bicycle from her home in Costa structor, was a political refugee executed, according to Funez- at UCI, is sponsored by the Or- tion and releasing stress. Mesa ever since she started at- from Vietnam after serving in the Gonzalez. ange County Transit Authority to OCC Publications Coordina- tending the school. She said that people think that biking is a inef- Bike to Work Week Vietnamese military. Funez-Gonzalez’s husband, support people’s health and their tor Mary Roda, said she rides He was imprisoned in forced Hector, spent three years in impact on the environment. her bike from Irvine to Coast ﬁcient mode of transportation. Ride your bike to work labor camps for six years and prison after Salvador Allende’s Riding will commence on every day. “Americans feel biking is not at least one day between spent nine years under house democratic government fell Monday at 8 a.m., where bikers “It’s a great stress release,” she very fast, which is not true,” she today and May 16 to arrest in Vietnam. apart and Pinochet came to will meet at Orange Metrolink said. “ It’s almost like a medita- said. “Actually, it depends on receive a $25 discount Nguyen came to the United power. Station for a rally and start ped- tion. I’ve seen a lot of wildlife and how hard you pump. “ coupon to Jax Bicycle States three times before receiv- She said she used the Catholic dling their way to work. been very attentive to nature.” However, both Roda and Mor- Center and enter to win ing his citizenship. Although he church as a mediator for her According to Orange Coast But many people in the Orange gan believe that the initiative has more prizes. wasn’t part of original agree- husband, and his jail sentence College’s Acquisitions Librar- County area don’t take advantage been very successful over the ments to bring refugees to the was changed to an expulsion ian Carl Morgan, who is an avid of the beneﬁts and commute with years, primarily due to rising Visit www.octa.net/Bik- U.S. after the war, he emigrated from country. bike rider, biking is a great way their cars to work. The problem, gas prices. eToWork to sign up and in 1990. “We jokingly told people we to get in shape and to reduce the according to Morgan, is that “I see more and more people for more information. The United States brought came to United States on a schol- impact that a person can have on people are too comfortable in ride their bike to work because of several hundred thousand ref- arship from Pinochet,” Funez- the environment. ugees to the country in the Gonzelez said. “My husband and “I’ve been riding my bike years following the war, in- I came here with just $12.” since 1994,” he said. “I thought cluding 130,000 who escaped Funez-Gonzalez took English it would provide a good work- Summer Sessions between April and December as a second language classes and out and I found that when I was 1975, Nguyen said. Addition- later taught the class. leaving my car at home, I was ally, from 1979 to 1994, 500,000 She earned a master’s degrees not only saving money on gas, Vietnamese refugees came to the in history and social science and but reducing my carbon dioxide United States. “I didn’t intend to come back and become an American citizen a doctorate in social science at UC Irvine. Funez-Gonzalez teaches emissions as well.” Morgan said he believes that more people will join the move- 2011 at CSULB at all,” Nguyen said. “My story all the ethnic study courses ment as gas keeps climbing over is just a piece of the greatest hor- at OCC and occasionally a four dollars a gallon. In these No formal admission to CSULB required ror story of human history.” U.S. History Since 1976 class. hard times that people face, he ��������������������������������������������������������������������� DJ: Orange Coast College student spins minimal and tech house. From Page 1 ally helped me in my little musical for nine years in school. Did the Two 6-Week Sessions One 12-Week Session journey. My business in music whole marching band thing and May 31-July 8 (S1S) May 31-August 19 (SSD) “He was extremely passionate teacher went over promoters and everything.” about music and he had a great taste what they do and how they work,” Joel De Santiago,19, a Santa July 11-August 19 (S3S) for quality music. Furthermore, he Arellano said. “It helped me out Ana College student and electronic sent me a link to one of his tracks because I work with promoters all dance music enthusiast said DJ Mr. one day and after I listened to it I the time and have actually done a Smith’s music selection attracts knew I had to book him,” Olivarez little promotional work, too.” people to events. Register Now! said. Arellano’s experience with music “Mr. Smith’s live mixes deﬁnitely Arellano credits a few music traces back to his adolescence. appeal to a crowd that leans more Call: (800) 963-2250 ext. 60001 for more information. classes at OCC for his ability to “I used to play bass. It was my towards the electronic dance music www.ccpe.csulb.edu/summer email: email@example.com fully understand and facilitate his main focus before I started this scene in Orange County,” De San- skill as a DJ. whole DJ thing. I was in a punk tiago said. “So much that he’s even “I’ve taken two music classes band for the longest time but things getting known more in Los Angeles at OCC -- business in music and were off and on so I called it quits,” and San Bernardino counties for his California State University, Long Beach music theory. They both have actu- he said.“I also played trumpet progressive house, techno sets.” College of Continuing and Professional Education SS_OCC_Adv2_S11.indd 1 Lorinda Owens 3/17/11 10:54 AM 5.67 in. x 5 in. 4 DISTRACTIONS MAY 11, 2011 Belles réflexions de Paris Parisian pictures Although the title of the series gives the impression that the set he was able to enlarge them and print them so big,” Shulenberger Campus Events serve as an escape contains Parisian landmarks or said. For information on most symbols, nothing about the imag- Leslie McCall, a photography campus events, for an OCC photo es illustrates that the photographs instructor at OCC, said the images call (714) 432-5880 instructor. were taken in Paris. capture more of Paris in discreet or toll free at In fact, most of the images in ways. (888) 622-5376. BY STEPHANIE MENDEZ the gallery instead focus on the “His photographs are so fas- STAFF WRITER reﬂections of windows. cinating in that they evoke a “There are several subsets of personal quality as they capture Rick Steadry’s series, “Billets images in this large body of work, Paris culture and personality. Theatre one of them is in fact reﬂections, They’re relatable and deep, and I Doux de Paris (Love Letters from or réﬂexions in French. What I like think that’s what makes them so Paris),” is a collection of photo- “One-Act Play Fes- about it is the way it automatically great,” McCall said. tival,” May 19-22: An graphs in the Fine Arts lobby that creates layered images. It creates For Steadry, the “Love Letters will be on display until May 23. eclectic festival showcas- relationships where you don’t from Paris” set possesses a differ- ing a wide variety of origi- Steadry, an Orange Coast Col- really know what’s inside the win- ent signiﬁcance to him because of lege photography instructor, has nal and published works. dow and what is reﬂected from their personal meaning. Recommended for mature been photographing in Paris for behind you,” Steadry said. “Paris is a place where my wife more than 30 years and his “Love Photo by Stephanie Mendez audiences. In the Drama RJ Shulenberger, a still photog- and I went together. My wife died OCC photo instructor Rick Steadry’s series, “Billets Doux de Lab Theatre. May 19-20 Letters from Paris” set, which is raphy major and lab aid for the in 2006 after an 11-year battle Paris,” will be on display in the ﬁne arts lobby until May 23. at 8 p.m. May 21 at 2:30 shot on 35mm transparency (slide) OCC photography department, with breast cancer, and a lot of ﬁlm, so far totals 375 pieces. degree in teaching (photography), Eames up in Venice. Eames was and 8 p.m. May 22 at 2:30 said Steadry’s “Love Letters” the time we spent going to Paris he credits most of his knowledge one of the great designers of the and 7 p.m. “It grows all the time, and I collection is impressive. was for escape, it was a real place have nine more that I’m working and experience to Charles Eames, 20th century. Working for him was “His work is pretty stunning, of escape for us. I’ve continued a renowned American designer really my true graduate school. I “OCC Film Festival,” on. I shoot slides and then I scan especially since most of his work to photograph in Paris since her them. My goal is ultimately to and architect. learned so much about the nature May 21: The 41st annual is from 35mm ﬁlm. It was really death,” he said. “After I left Harvard, I started of imagery and how imagery com- OCC Film Festival will have a 500-image group,” Steadry amazing to see that the images Although Steadry is a Harvard said. working at the ofﬁce of Charles municates,” Steadry said. feature outstanding student were not only interesting but that graduate with a master’s of arts films from this year, as Pirates playing pirates Souped-up sequel chosen by the ﬁlm/video department. Films will be judged by faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are on sale at the bursar’s ofﬁce Student actors The latest sequel these awkward lines that were for $10. The festival is supposed to make the audi- open to students and the perform the classic features fast cars, ence laugh. However, Ludacris, general public. Films begin comedic operetta fast friends and Tyrese Gibson, Tego Calderon at 7 p.m. in the Robert B. and Don Omar were all seem- Moore Theatre. over the weekend. fast fun. ingly cast to provide comic relief and had the audience laughing BY BRITNEY PERAZA STAFF WRITER BY JAZMINE FLETCHER STAFF WRITER throughout the entire movie. From the traditional imports Music of a 1972 Nissan Skyline, 1996 Toyota Supra, 2010 Lexus LFA, “ O C C S y m p h o n y, The Orange Coast College “Fast Five” was action packed, Chamber Singers and 2010 Subaru STi to four 2012 Drama Lab Theatre was packed badass and started the summer Chorale” May 17: OCC’s Dodge Charger police Intercep- full of well deserved laughter off with a bang. symphony, concert singers tors racing in a $1 million race, and cheers throughout a per- Directed by the capable Justin and chorale will Mozart’s our guilty pleasures remains formance of “The Pirates of Lin, in his third straight outing “Tantum Ergo,” “Eine intact. Penzance.” as director of the franchise, the kleine Nachtmusik” and Photo by Kelsie Tine Let’s be real. Yes, we love the The story draws the audi- opening sequence of “Fast Five” Clarinet Concerto as well The daughters of Penzance gather around the major general. cars, the hot girls and the races, ence in by opening up with the has Vin Diesel being broken out as Haydn’s “Lord Nelson The ending battle between a more whimsical feel to the but “Fast Five” is more about the meeting of the infamous pirates of police custody for the ﬁrst, by Mass.” In the Robert B. the pirates and the major gen- songs being sung. people. It’s about the ones Diesel of Penzance, whose tough my count, out of three times in Moore Theatre at 8 p.m.. eral, accompanied by his ﬁve- The comic opera was well chooses to surround himself with exteriors are downplayed by the movie. Tickets can be purchased man police crew, left everyone worth the night and the set -- friends that become family. their comedic song and dance Paul Walker is no longer pretend- at the bursar’s ofﬁce and hanging as the lights were shut didn’t go unnoticed either. Import car bliss brought them scenes. ing to be an undercover cop, and the at the door for $10. off and the audience was left to It was a mix of the wooden together and their common bond Fredrick, a pirate who has two reconvene in Rio de Janeiro the sounds of a riot. dock for the pirates along with of living life to the fullest, one renounced his piracy, has left where they plan a car heist and later “The Music of Latin In the end everyone found the house of the daughters quarter-mile at a time, kept them his beloved Ruth and the other come into conﬂict with local drug America Tres,” May 22: one common love, the Queen that was realistically built together. It’s a bond that cannot pirates for civilization and the boss Joaquim de Almeida. Orange Coast Colleges Victoria, and from there every- and painted. There was also be broken despite federal agents, daughters of Penzance whom As for the acting, Diesel at wind ensemble performs thing lead into a happily-ever- a clever use of strobe lights to warrants and the money. depict your average blushing times over did it and wasn’t be- works from our neigh- after moment. illuminate the backdrop of a Overall it was a very fun beauties. lievable. bors to the south. Directed The whole cast played each night sky. movie, with several funny mo- Throughout the play the pi- Dwayne Johnson has played by Dana Wheaton. In the character with such enthusiasm I went into the play expecting ments. I completely loved it. The rates had joined Fredrick in the better roles in his career. Through- Robert B. Moore Theatre and heart that for a second I something normal and came out dramatic scenes were also pretty ﬁght to marry the daughters or out the movie his dialogue and his at 3 p.m. Tickets are $5 thought they may have walked with a cast of sweaty pirates, laughable. The action here was leave them with their father the acting didn’t ﬁt at all. He was in advance and $7 at the off the stage and drove home blushing beauties, mustached fantastic and the last scene alone major general, who is played sweating in every scene - which door. like that. police and one man in a kilt was worth the price of admission by the kilt-wearing and playful I didn’t understand. There was also a live band topping my night. itself. Rick Golson, an OCC theatre Johnson’s character was seri- “Classical Guitar Or- behind the scene that added It’s the best in the series. “Fast instructor. ous, but at times he would have chestra,” May 26: 55 Five” was a complete success. classical guitar students, Group art and ice cream BUDGET: Senate passed the ﬁscal plan despite inconsistencies. jazz ensembles and solo- ists from the applied music program will perform in From Page 1 “I’ve been turning in the same under the same criteria as ev- the Robert B. Moore The- OCC art students OCC like Digital Media Arts. “I’m having my students submit the journalism organizations but request for 12 years and it’s eryone else, then cuts to Coast never been a problem,” Coast Report would be unfair. atre at 8 p.m. Admission is free. will have their work and I’m hoping all 20 will not participate in conferences. Report advisor Cathy Werblin The amendment failed with works on display because we just ﬁnished a ﬁve- week project that coincided with The Coast Report requested the funds, as it does every year, to said during the meeting. Coast Report staffers raised only Duque Gomez’s support. In response to Coast Report’s through next month. the deadline for the exhibit,” Lisa attend three journalism confer- questions about other groups on argument that it contributed Art Bloomﬁeld, co-chair of the Digital ences – no student money is used campus who did not itemize their thousands of dollars to ASOCC BY ELIZABETH SCHMIDT STAFF WRITER Media Arts department said. to publish the paper. requests for travel. accounts from advertising rev- Bloomﬁeld said that pieces of a No other group was denied Sen. Alvaro Duque Gomez enues in previous years, Wren montage illustrating Edward Lear’s funding for regular conferences “Mass Appeal 2011” The “Mass Appeal 2011” ex- saw a discrepancy between the countered with numbers he found limericks created by students in her or tournaments, including the May 12: Potentially hun- hibit will be ﬁlled with hundreds allocation made to College Life of how much the Coast Report class will be used in the exhibit. speech team and the cheer and dreds of student works will of pieces of original artwork for conferences and what the has contributed. The numbers “I’ve always told my students dance team. be on display in the Frank from Orange Coast College stu- Coast Report was al- were strikingly about student shows, but this is Senators said the allocation M. Doyle Arts Pavilion. dents in the Frank M. Doyle Arts located. “I’ve been turning different. the ﬁrst time I required they walk isn’t a cut in funding but rather a An ice-cream social will Pavilion with an opening gala In the budget, Col- In his ﬁndings, over there with their artwork,” suggestion that the Coast Report lege Life was awarded in the same request Wren subtracted open the event from 5-9 planned for Thursday. p.m. May 17. The exhibit This is the third year that OCC Bloomﬁeld said. come back to request one-time $6,850 for non-item- for 12 years and it’s how much the will run through June 6. has presented this show to the The show has also created a funds for its conferences next ized miscellaneous never been a Coast Report fan base for student artists, ac- semester. Admission is free public. The exhibit will run from expenses including problem.” has received in cording to Harris. “This keeps being sold as a cut. money for confer- assistance from Thursday to June 6. On opening “There are people that become With one-time funding requests, ences. College Life ASOCC and night there will be an ice cream social, an award ceremony for fans of the artists -- become inspired -- and when you see it won’t be a cut,” said James Wren, SGOCC state delegate is a segment of the Cathy Werblin ASOCC – in effect Journalism instructor the amount of money ASOCC Dance the artists and an opportunity for your work affect someone else and member of the Fiscal Affairs the group voted to al- spent on ad- the public to meet the artists. in a positive way it makes you Committee. “If we didn’t have locate itself unspeci- vertising in the “Studio Hour,” May There were 189 students that feel good,” Harris said. “There the intention of sending you to ﬁed funds for conferences. Coast Report over the years. 17: OCC’s dance depart- participated last year, and it’s also have been people who ask these conferences, we wouldn’t Wren responded that the sen- However, Wren was miss- ment invites guests to an anticipated that more will be in- if the students’ art is for sale and have awarded you $750 for your ate has no idea how many people ing four years of contributions informal presentation of volved this year, organizers said. students gave them a price.” association dues.” will attend conferences next year that he said were unavailable. classroom material and “The show is going to be epic There will be photographs of the However, the Student Sen- and it would be difﬁcult to item- Coast Report could have made works in progress. Studio and the galleries are huge,” An- artists next to their original pieces . ate and Fiscal Affairs Council ize expenses. Werblin countered thousands of dollars in revenue hour showcases the depart- drea Harris, director of the Arts “The crowd gets to see what agreed that there is no guarantee that that is precisely the problem during that time, invalidating ment’s wide range of dance Pavilion said. “It’s a beautiful the next generation of artists are that the Coast Report will be – it is impossible to itemize Wren’s argument. Also, when styles including jazz, bal- salon-style exhibit.” doing by going to the show,” Har- awarded one-time funds next expenses without ﬁnal numbers ASOCC purchased advertising let, Middle Eastern and Harris and two of her interns ris said. “We’ve had students that semester. of staff members attending the space in the Coast Report, they swing. In the Robert B. put a lot of work into installing have exhibited with us, gone into Sen. Hasti Ahangi explained three journalism conferences were in turn receiving a service Moore Theatre at 7 p.m.. the exhibit and it takes about a other exhibits, and are hustling.” that although the Coast Report next year. and therefore cannot add that as Tickets are $5. full day, she said. The opening night gala tomor- turned in the paperwork for In response, Duque Gomez a contribution they made to the There will be students in- row will run from 5 p.m. until 9 requests on time, it failed to ad- proposed an amendment to the newspaper. “World Dance Celebra- volved from different divisions at p.m. and is free. equately itemize travel expenses budget stating that the Coast Another problem with Wren’s tion,” May 20: A lecture- to the Fiscal Affairs Council’s Report be awarded the funds for argument is that most groups do demonstration of the color- GET NOTICED IN standards. the conference. The amendment not contribute anything to the ful heritage of the world THE COAST REPORT The Fiscal Affairs Council’s failed 2 to 4. ASOCC accounts and it is not dance community. Direct- excuse that the Coast Report Duque Gomez then proposed a consideration when allocating ed by Angelika Nemeth. Advertise to the more than 25,000 students and faculty at Orange Coast College. failed to be speciﬁc in its item- removing the miscellaneous funds. In the Robert B. Moore izations seemed to stick through- funding from College Life to At the end of the meeting Theatre. Free admission To place an ad, call Kate Mann at 714.432.5673. out the meeting, prompting make the allocations fair across Duque Gomez insisted that the for K-12 schools at 11 a.m. the Coast Report to point out the board. Duque Gomez said inconsistency in funding criteria $10 general admission for discrepancies in the way funds that if funding requests for Col- would diminish the reputation of 7 p.m. showing. were allocated. lege Life were not considered the Student Senate. MAY 11, 2011 VIEWS 5 PS3 is good lesson EDITORIAL Shameless senate Report Coast Member: California Newspaper It seems as Despite inconsistencies in the The decision by the majority Publishers Association, though Sony Journalism Association Associated Students of Orange of the senate to ignore Duque of Community Colleges and has dropped Coast College’s proposed $1.35 Gomez is bad enough, but the College Press Service. one of the million budget for 2011-12, the what raises even more concern biggest balls Student Senate voted last week is what seemed to be an obvi- in the video 4-2 to pass the budget without ous resentment of the Coast Hannah Fry game indus- funding the bulk of the Coast Report’s complaints. Editor in chief try. Report’s $8,750 request to at- While it is understandable Since April tend journalism conferences that the Fiscal Affairs Council Parker Shannon 1 9 , S o n y ’s Ethan distractions editor next year. would want a request with as online Play- Hawkes The senate held a special much information as possible, Station net- Staff Writer Priya Gupta meeting to discuss and take the issue of itemization sounded views editor work has action on the budget, which like an excuse that they could been down and has no funds various campus groups fall back on after all the previ- Jason Morash sign of coming back up including athletics, which will ous reasons didn’t hold up. sports editor anytime soon, causing receive $233,000 and ASOCC Several other reasons given, many PS3 gamers to ofﬁce supplies which will cost including a 10-15 percent cut Annie Kim find new alternatives students $13,500. across the board, a promise news editor to entertain themselves One senator found a major that other groups also weren’t besides vegetating in James Vu ﬂaw in the proposed budget and funded for conferences, and features editor front of their big screen adamantly objected to passing that the request was too high, TVs with their Funyuns When Sony’s online PlayStation network was hacked, it compromised many user’s personal information. it. OCC Sen. Alvaro Duque just didn’t pass muster when Open and Cheetos. Gomez said part of the $6,850 allocations were compared and managing editor The problem behind this request from the ASOCC’s own requests were examined. isn’t simply a minor inconve- lion more accounts have been ing aspect to me is how far this Open College Life Committee was The itemization issue is the nience for gamers, it is a huge compromised. has been taken. A little while copy editor labeled as miscellaneous and only one that stuck. security issue. The PlayStation While this sounds scary, ago, Sony had to talk in front was not itemized. The entry Duque Gomez was right. network went down because of the reason behind the attacks of congress and explain what Open included attendance at confer- In order to maintain transpar- hackers who breached Sony’s in my opinion is that they are happened. It is strange seeing photo editor ences. ency and consistency, the senate network infrastructure. done purely for vengeance and video games being brought Lack of itemization was the needed to make the allocations Cathy Werblin According to Yahoo News, it most people do not have to up in a political environment reason the senate gave for not as fair as possible. When given faculty adviser is not known for certain what worry about their identity be- and it not being about their approving the Coast Report’s the opportunity to remedy the has been stolen, but it is as- ing stolen. According to Infor- violence. request. situation, most of the senators Alicia Lopez sumed that a typical PS3 user mationWeek, at the beginning Attacks like these make me Duque Gomez said if the Col- seemed eager to accept any editorial assistant has had their address, names, of the year, Sony tried to sue think about when the internet lege Life received the funding it reason to say no to the Coast phone numbers and credit card about 100 hackers who had was ﬁrst getting popular and would contradict the reasoning Report’s request. information taken. modified their PS3s to play how reluctant my mother was that the senate was using to It makes us wonder if the Not only were the hackers pirated games. about putting her credit card in- not fund the Coast Report, and senate decided to dig in its satisfied enough with attacking It seems to me that suing a formation on big websites such Staff Writers called it inconsistent, unfair and heels when challenged rather the PS3 network, later on they bunch of people, who already an Amazon or eBay. It seemed Cory Briddle said it could tarnish the reputa- than repair its error. The group’s Brian Collard attacked Sony Online Enter- hacked your gaming console silly at the time, but in light of tion of the senate. lack of concern for parity and Jazmine Fletcher tainment users. Sony Online and have an extreme amount recent events it makes me think Omar Guzman He made two motions to the enrichment of their fellow Entertainment is responsible of technical know-how, is a about how safe my information Nick Gerda amend the budget to either students isn’t what they were Brittany Haile for running many massive mul- bad idea. I can only assume that is on any internet service now, restore the funds to the Coast elected to do and they should Ethan Hawkes tiplayer games on the computer maybe a few of them banded to- no matter how large. Report or remove the funds be embarrassed and ashamed Crystal Ho and with just this single second gether to teach Sony a lesson. Maybe I should have lis- Tarah Khan from college life, but both mo- by their lack of responsibility attack Sony says that 24.6 mil- Probably the most interest- tened to my mom. Stephanie Mendez tions failed. to their constituents. Mustafa Naqvi Finally ready to start Homesickness can Kevin Nguyen Vinh Nguyen Theodora Olic Britney Peraza creep up on you Kelsie Tine The allied I was surprised to actually see All of their profession pro- health pro- a congratulations at the top of the grams are very popular and peo- grams at Or- letter. I’m not going to ple are constantly applying. I Most of us family for an extended period of Photographers ange Coast lie, I cried out of joy. hate that it’s in such Chris Doesburg have dealt with time and hence did not know what Jazmine Fletcher College are What made me even high demand, but homesickness to expect. Nick Gerda very popu- happier was knowing at the same time, in one form or For the ﬁrst couple of weeks or lar and every a close friend of I know the reason another over the so, everything went smooth. But year students mine got into is because of how course of our there’s only a certain amount of Contact Us are awaiting his radiology awesome the pro- lives, whether times you can eat Taco Bell before acceptance let- Crystal technology pro- gram is. it be at a sum- you start to miss warm, home- Newsroom ters. Ho gram as well. Not to mer camp, in a cooked meals. (714) 432-5561 I was one of Staff Writer He had been wait- mention foreign country Mustafa As time progressed, the home- Advertising the fortunate ing just as long as I all the great or just going to Naqvi sickness started to kick in. I missed (714) 432-5673 Staff Writer Fax students this year to be selected had and it’s great I things I’ve college. How- my family and friends and, more (714) 432-5978 to start in the fall. get to share my ex- heard students say ever, homesick- importantly, I missed being at Adviser It had taken me four years citement with him. about the professors. ness can actually be more serious home. Add to that being a full-time (714) 432-5094 to ﬁnally be accepted into the After I had let all my I’d like to give a shout out than people make it out to be. student and working 40 hours a Ofﬁces/ cardiovascular technology pro- friends know I had been ac- to Daniel Adelmann, the allied There comes a point in high week and it became difﬁcult. Deliveries gram. cepted, he had rushed home health advisor at OCC, who is school kid’s life where he or she I was, however, assured that I Journalism 101 When I looked at the letter to his house to check his own also a counselor. can’t wait to get away from their was not the only one. E-Mail I received at the beginning of mail. Sure enough, there was The radiologic technologist firstname.lastname@example.org parents. I was no different. Homesickness usually occurs April, I didn’t want to open it. I his letter. program is currently an esti- Toward the end of high school, I when a person is put outside their Website coastreportonline.com thought that in my hands was just Like me, he was reluctant to mated eight-year wait, while could not wait to escape the wrath so called comfort zone for extended Editor another rejection letter. I had al- open it. the cardiovascular technology of my parents and their rules that periods of time and is most com- email@example.com ready received four of them and I can only wish the best of program is now a six-year wait. we could never seem to agree on. mon in college students. I found I was starting to lose hope. luck to all those who are still That’s extreme. Don’t get me wrong, I love my that keeping a positive mindset I kept thinking to myself, after waiting. If I had to point out a downside folks, it’s just that during my teen- and keeping yourself busy are two this rejection letter, I think I’m I understand how nerve-wrack- to me getting into my program, age years, we disagreed more than important factors in dealing with going to transfer out to whatever ing it is to have to wait and see I would deﬁnitely point out the we agreed. homesickness. Articles, comments and editorials school will accept me. every single spring semester $200 I’ll be down in July for my So when the time came for me to Leaving home made me appre- are those of staff members and editors and do not reﬂect the I thought, maybe I can go get whether or not you’ve been ac- criminal background checks, leave my family and friends behind ciate the small things in life that views of Orange Coast College, its my bartending license after I get cepted or rejected. drug screenings, and physical and come to the U.S. to pursue a I would have not have appreci- administration or student government or the Coast Com- my associate degree. All I knew I know that as of now, the al- examinations. higher education (I was previously ated otherwise and, for that, I am munity College District. was that I wanted to get out of lied health professions programs I cannot wait for Aug. 29 to living in Dubai), homesickness grateful. California law states that college journalists are assured the same OCC and do something better have changed the length of their come around. I am ready and so had never even crossed my mind. Yet, I still ﬁnd myself counting First Amendment rights as profes- than waiting, waiting, waiting. waitlists. excited to start my program. I had never been away from my down the days until my last exam. sional journalists. Their work can- not be subjected to prior restraint and the law prohibits college ofﬁcials from disciplining a student LETTER TO THE EDITOR for activities related to speech or press related endeavors. Coast Report welcomes letters from readers. Guest Commentaries Not how I remem- War in 1998 that she was “unfor- tunately part of.” She continues is there a single mention of the war crimes that were perpetrated by a British journalist, he re- sponded, “A sniper gets $500 be they Bosnian or ethnic Alba- nian. Your piece is an insult to are the views of the writer and don’t reﬂect the views of the Coast ber Serbia Report, OCC or the district. Letters by saying that she “was only 8 by your own countrymen. Have for killing a journalist.” this proud institution of higher must be signed and are subject when all this was happening” you not heard about Slobodan I suggest that you do some learning. There should be a full to editing for taste, length or libel. Letters are limited to 350 words. In her April 27 commentary, and that her “parents wouldn’t Milosovic? As to your uncle research before typing up any retraction, formal investigation Advertising claims are those of the “Remember Serbia,” Theodora explain anything” to her, say- with the sniper riﬂe, perhaps you future commentaries. One can- and full apology issued immedi- advertisers and do not constitute endorsement by the newspaper. Olic laments that so few people ing that she was “too young to haven’t heard of Milan Panic’s not explain away ethnic cleans- ately in the next issue of Coast Coast Report reserves the right to know anything about the Re- understand.” trip with Sam Donaldson and ing that occurred in the former Report. reject any advertising for any rea- son. The newspaper is not liable public of Serbia, formerly part Theodora, you are still too David Kaplan. Kaplan was as- Yugoslavia. for return of unsolicited materials. of Yugoslavia. young to understand. sassinated by a Serbian sniper. It was genocide committed by John Beyers She writes about the Kosovo Nowhere in your commentary When Panic was interviewed many Serbians against Muslims, OCC student QUESTION What is your worst drinking story? of the WEEK John Hunt Tyler Allan Kohei Kamada James Yoon Valentina LaNoce 47, nutrition 22, physics 28, sociology 26, biology 20, art “Before I quit drinking, I had a “I thought I had two shots of tequila “In Japan, I had one too many Saki’s “The wildest stories took place in “I went to a show that I had free ﬁfth of Bacardi 151 straight from the but it turned out I had 12 in 30 min- and ended up getting jumped on the Vegas. Unfortunately I blacked out tickets for, got there, had one drink bottle.” utes. The rest is history.” streets by Yakuza members. My mis- every time and can’t remember.” and next thing I remember is waking take was that I looked at one of them.” up all alone in some mansion.” 6 SPORTS MAY 11, 2011 Co-ed domination at the state finals Both the men and with the rest of the women’s team, tura in second with 480 points, and showed a lot of determination and Santa Rosa in third with a score women’s teams worked hard to reach their goals at of 407. capture the state the meet. Iacopetti explained that it was Melanie Larson, a sophomore, OCC’s stamina and consistency title at East L.A. explained that the women went that allowed it to pull out ahead. BY BRITTANY HAILE into state with a goal to do their best “There were no mistakes and the STAFF WRITER win or lose. team did their best until the very “We have really talented swim- end,” Iacopetti said. mers who all work hard and are According to Iacopetti, their suc- The Orange Coast College men mentally tough,” said Larson. cess came from a total team effort. and women’s swim team accom- According to Larson, most of the Each swimmer stepped up and plished a huge feat on May 1, win- women’s team were returning soph- outperformed the other teams. ning both 2011 state titles. omores and had been through the “There was no one superstar,” The meet, held at East LA Col- meet before, preparing them for an he said. lege, was the second consecutive event that something went wrong, Two of the standouts on the win for the women’s team and the so they would be able to overcome men’s team were Derek Pronk and fourth title for the men’s team in the anything during the meet. Jonathan Kim who were both high past six seasons. “We knew we were the favorite scorers for OCC. The women’s team was the but did not let that fact give us a big According to sophomore John favorite going into the meet scor- head. We knew we had to swim our Prichard, racing head on with Ven- ing 551 points total, with Diablo hearts out to win,” sophomore Lisa tura was nerve racking because the Valley in second with 365.5 points MecManus said. men had to take it event by event, and Santa Rosa in third with 285 Larson, Mecmanus, and Colesen doing their best to stay on top. points. were all excited about the win. “We were conﬁdent that we had A standout on the women’s side “Being together for two years in the depth to overcome Ventura,” was Kierstien Colesen who won a row has made us more than just Prichard said. three individual titles and was part a team, we are like a family, and OCC qualiﬁed the most swim- of three of the state champion relay having us all together for the win mers on both teams out of any other teams. was an amazing feeling. Nothing school in the 16 State events. “Watching everyone swim their describes it,” Larson said. “It was deﬁnitely a dual effort best made me want to swim the best On the men’s side, they went into for the men’s and women’s teams I could,” Colesen, a sophomore, State in a four way tie, which even- and a huge accomplishment. It’s said. tually developed into a tight race a rare thing for both teams to win Photo by Jordan Young According to Anthony Iacopetti, between OCC and Ventura. the State title and the last time the head coach for both the men’s Freshman Benjamin Burnett cuts through the water during the ﬂy. The men outlasted a tight The men’s team came in ﬁrst OCC accomplished it was 2006,” ﬁght between Ventura and ended up winning the state title by 42 points. and women’s teams, Colesen, along with 522 points, followed by Ven- Iacopetti said. Thompson’s emotional start propels Coast to victory only three hits and three walks. It tournament ranked number four ﬁrst out of the eighth before the BY KELSIE TINE STAFF WRITER was the pitcher’s ﬁrst performance and facing the number 13 seeded Pirates turned to their relievers. Orange Coast College’s men’s for the team since his sister died. Bulldogs. Jed Vandernaald came in to the baseball team defeated Allan Han- After the game Thompson said In the second inning centerﬁelder game but loaded the bases after cock Saturday, 3-0, winning the the win was an emotional one and Kevin Cho dove for the ball in deep hitting the ﬁrst batter and walking second game of a best of three se- that it was for his sister. center to save a run from scoring. the next. ries and advancing to the Southern John Altobelli, the Pirates’ head In the third, Cho had a leadoff With the bases loaded and one California Super Regionals. coach, talked about how the win base hit, followed by a base hit by out, Josh Evans came in and struck The Pirates took the lead in was special for him as well as his designated hitter Tristen Metcalf, out the ﬁrst batter and the next bat- the third inning and never looked star thrower. putting the Pirates in scoring posi- ter hit a pop ﬂy to center closing back, led by starting pitcher Chad “Five years ago my mom passed tion. the inning. Thompson and strong performanc- away on the same date and I told Shortstop Jordan Beck had a base In the bottom of the ninth the es by the offense. him to go out there and win it for hit for an RBI, giving the Pirates a Bulldogs loaded the bases with two Thompson pitched 7 1/3 innings, both of them,” Altobelli said. 1-0 lead in the third inning. outs but were unable to score and striking out six batters and allowing OCC went into the weekend Thompson managed to get the hit into an easy out, advancing the Pirates to the Super Regionals. After the game Evans spoke Photo by Nick Gerda about going into the game with the CASH IN The men of the baseball team are pumped up as they advance bases loaded and being in the same to the next round of the playoffs. position in the bottom of the ninth. “I knew I had to keep my team in to get through the inning.” where they will face Santa Barbara the game,” Evans said. “There were The Pirates next stop will be City College Friday, 3 p.m., at Santa two outs and I had to throw strikes the Super Regionals this weekend Ana College. ELECTIONS: Price’s ﬁnancial reporting faces scrutiny. YOUR TEXTBOOKS From Page 1 treasurer position has been a source Coast College have been the ﬁrst to meeting attendances. Price said it of difﬁculty for the union in the past, lose their jobs when classes are cut is also spent on the printing and according to Price. and many are facing job losses. In distribution of the union newsletter Price said she has repeatedly addition, during the district’s belt- as well as union events including recruited for the treasurer’s position tightening efforts, part-timers are at a picnic and an end of May social but that people who are appointed risk of losing salary bonuses known event for 891 union members. don’t seem to last. According to as parity. Price added that the budgets are Price, one treasurer lasted for a day Richard Lara, part-time instructor ﬁled with the CTA and it is distrib- and another quit after two weeks. of philosophy at OCC and Golden uted to the union’s executive board, The election, which is going on West, said the state recognized that including Boone and Chambers. now, will wrap up May 23. part-timers were being paid less than But Boone and Chambers said While some say the new board full-time instructors for teaching the they want a detailed ﬁnancial report will take ofﬁce at the end of June, same classes and legislation was of how much money is coming in Price said the organization’s by-laws passed to bring them to parity with and how it is spent. Boone said what state a new board can’t be seated full timers. he receives is not speciﬁc enough. until Sept. 1. The district is threatening to “As far as negotiations goes, she If not elected, Price said she will use the parity payments for other ﬁghts hard for part-timers,” Boone leave the union. purposes, which Price said is illegal Visit www.orangecoastcollege.bkstr.com for said. “When it becomes difﬁcult is “This is very hurtful. I spend 50 because there is an agreement be- when there’s confusion. She runs hours a month to do the treasurer’s tween the district and the union to additional buyback hours and locations. job and I don’t get paid for that,” use the funds for parity pay. the bank account and nobody can see it.” Price said. “The reason I do any of “The state legislature did give Price serves as both president this is because I love students.” them the ability, but we already had Part-time instructors at Orange a contract drafted up,” Price said. CHECK IN and treasurer of the union. 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