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       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.
 Geek, Poetic Pirates and      tention to help students achieve        For students who have general
      Mesa Munchies.           their educational goals. Students,   questions and don’t know where
                               however, have to take that initial   to start contact the Answer Cen-
                               step to finding out what is offered   ter at (714) 432-5072. They can
Online poll                    in order to start the process.       answer questions regarding to
                                  “There are a lot of resources     enrollment, class availability and
How many drinks can you                                             other services for current and
consume before passing         for students. We don’t know
                               what you need so you have to         prospective students.
out?                                                                   For students who need help
Go to coastreportonline to     reach out a little bit,” said Anna
vote.                          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
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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: summer@ccpe.csulb.edu
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

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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
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                                                                                                  izations seemed to stick through-      funding from College Life to          At the end of the meeting                 Theatre. Free admission
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                                                                                                  discrepancies in the way funds         that if funding requests for Col- would diminish the reputation of              7 p.m. showing.
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PS3 is good lesson                                                                                                   EDITORIAL

                                                                                                                     Shameless senate
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   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
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                                                                                                                   creep up on you
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   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.
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to start in the fall.                 get to share my ex-                               heard students say         ever, homesick-                          importantly, I missed being at                Adviser
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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                                                                                                 coastreport@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                   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
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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-              coastreporteditor@yahoo.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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

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     “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.




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