July 30, 2009
El Paso Community College ASC . Fort Bliss . Mission del Paso . Northwest . Rio Grande . Transmountain . Valle Verde
White House representative visits EPCC
Terese Mailhot tion’s leaders. The last two
Tejano Tribune were attended by groups
and individuals followed
White House Repre- by an open forum hosted
sentative Juan Sepúlveda by EPCC. The forum was
wants EPCC students to attended by numerous ed-
stay in school and voice ucators, community mem-
their opinion on Hispanic bers and students.
education. After the open forum
Sepúlveda, director of Sepúlveda took time out
the White House Initiative to address EPCC students
on Educational Excellence specifically by saying, “We
for Hispanic Americans, need you. The one thing I
came to EPCC on July 17 want to let students know
to have a “community con- is that I know you are go-
versation” with students ing through student strug-
and educators alike on is- gles on a day-to-day basis.
sues concerning Hispanic You’re important and you
American education. must voice your opinion Terese Mailhot / Tejano Tribune
“We’re so proud to on how to improve your White House representative, Juan Sepúlveda, is facilitating the open forum in the cafeteria annex at the VV campus.
have him here.” education.”
President, Richard The open forum al- “Children start learn- at NMSU, during the five volved in education, to tell five Texas locations host-
Rhodes. “It was an excel- lowed the public to partic- ing with their parents.” minute table discussions him specifically what they ing the event, three were
lent and well organized ipate in a six-chair panel in said Jonathan Olan, STS held betweent the panels. were passionate about and held in Community Col-
event.” front of the rest of the au- Manager. “Parents need “I think that’s shocking what they want to improve. leges.Sepúlveda was eas-
“It’s absolutely a com- dience. People from every to be involved. They must considering the population He asked them for their ily approachable to stu-
pliment to EPCC staff table were asked to take participate in their chil- growth since 1982. There phone number and ad- dents after the forum and
and students that he came turns sitting on the chairs dren’s future and play an is so much room for im- dresses and said he wants offered his personal cell
here.” and given two minutes active role in their child’s provement within educa- to, “bring people together” phone number to students.
Juan Sepúlveda had each to voice their con- education.” tion and the programs be- so they can take action. He offers his e-mail
“community conversa- cerns on issues like early “The dropout rate is ing offered…” Sepúlveda and his staff to students to encourages
tions” in three sessions, childhood education, high higher among Hispanics After the forum, have already held these people to form education
and one open forum. drop-out rates amongst than it was when I was Sepúlveda asked one last open forums in San Anto- task forces. Sepúlveda can
Session one was at- Hispanics and financial in high school,” said Ro- thing from the attendees. nio, Brownsville, Austin be reached by e mail at
tended by higher educa- assistance barriers. cio Benedicto, Instructor He asked people to get in- and Houston. Out of the firstname.lastname@example.org.
NPR correspondent meets with EPCC students
Crystal Mendoza Prior to visiting EPCC, The students in the out his assignment. In
Tejano Tribune Burnett said that he was in room were asked to iden- one such case, he recalled
Juárez conducting inter- tify the instrument playing soldiers giving him a gun
Electronic Media Ma- views about the ongoing on an audio clip provided while they drove through
jor, Jessica Juarez said narcotics war. by Burnett. Not one of the streets as gunfire went
that after having National After several years of them guessed it was a man on around them.
Public Radio (NPR) corre- doing stories on the bor- playing a leaf. Burnett ex- Burnett also covered
spondent John Burnett at der, he said the constant plained that while on as- the legalization of mari-
EPCC, she will be listen- coverage of violence dis- signment in Mexico City juana. In a report released
ing to NPR more often. torts the image of life in he heard this sound and on April 20, he created a
On July 22, NPR cor- the borderland. went and sat down with hypothetical situation in
Crystal Mendoza / Tejano Tribune
respondent John Burnett NPR’s John Burnett lectures students on some of his experiences. Throughout his pre- the man behind the leaf which marijuana had been
visited EPCC to share his sentation, Burnett shared named Carlos Garcia. legal for two years. He in-
stories and experiences Burnett is based in tries and his reports are stories that he’s covered Following Burnett’s terviewed different people
working as a journalist. Austin and has been work- included in NPR’s Morn- throughout his career. One coverage of the story, the on how the legalization
“Having him here pro- ing with NPR since 1986. ing Edition, All Things in particular was about a Kronos Quartet did a trib- had changed their lives.
vided students the oppor- In his book, Uncivilized Considered, and Weekend man named Victor Valdez ute to folk music. On their Affects included academic
tunity to interact with a Beasts & Shameless Hel- Edition. who would stand in the newest CD there is a track changes in colleges, loss in
media professional.” said lions: Travels with an “It’s a great place to Rio Grande in South Texas that sounds like Carlos jobs, and undermining of
Ruth McDonald, mass NPR Correspondent, Bur- work because they give and sing songs in protest Garcia playing his leaf. cartels along the border.
communication internship nett mentions stories that you a very long leash as of closing the border. He also spoke about Burnett’s visit offered
coordinator. “John plans he’s covered in his career it were and leave us alone “We got to see how a the dangers of working as students some new views
to follow up on stories that including those along the to do serious journalism, story is put together and it a foreign journalist in Iraq. about journalism and
students presented so they border. which is not always the was very informative for He worked as an embed- provided students with a
will get to work with him He has covered stories case in journalism today,” a student like me,” said ded journalist there and glimpse of how news can
one on one.” in more than 25 coun- Burnett said. Juarez. lived with troops through- affect all people.
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International teachers tweak techniques at EPCC
Crystal Mendoza around the country.
Tejano Tribune The program provides
techniques for students
Eighteen Central in teaching that are from
American teachers taking Central America and the
classes at EPCC for a year Caribbean. It is funded by
face a variety of challenges the US Agency for Inter-
in their jobs back home. national Development.
The challenges range José Reynaldo Tejeda
from lack of technology, Salazar, a representa-
to spartan facilities in their tive from the Dominican
rural schools. Republic, teaches at the
The teachers from biggest school in his city
Central America and the of Tenares, which has 30
Caribbean have come to classrooms and approxi-
EPCC for the Strengthen- mately 1,500 students.
ing Basic Education Pro- Salazar said that the pro-
gram, which focuses on gram is very ambitious in
math, reading, and critical helping student-teacher
thinking techniques for relationships. Crystal Mendoza / Tejano Tribune
Some of the international teachers at EPCC are (L-R) José Reynaldo Tejeda Salazar, Nubia del Carmen Perez Tinoco, José Elias
primary school teachers. “I’ve been teaching for Ortiz Rivera, Bertilla Antonia Ajcalon Yaxon and Eva Tomasa Arriaga Ramos.
“I teach first and third 26 years and I now work at
grade in a rural school a school that has 33 teach-
that has five classrooms ers and 750 students. I ini- have experienced by liv- the tropical weather in where Yaxon lives due to difference in technology.
and three teachers, so tially just started out as a ing here, but according to Honduras, the food tastes the 22 different cultures. “What I found most
each teacher teaches two substitute teacher, but as some students, there was differently back home but Her original language surprising was how much
grades. It’s a good pro- time went on I liked it, so no language barrier due to she got used to it here. is Kaqchikel. technology is used as op-
gram, excellent,” said Eva I went back to school and the number of people in El “El Paso is interest- She learned Spanish as posed to where I come
Tomasa Arriaga Ramos finished in two years,” said Paso who speak Spanish. ing, calm, and the people a second language and is from, the Smart Boards
from Intibucá, Honduras. Nubia del Carmen Perez “The thing I felt was are very generous.”said now learning English as a [Interactive White Boards]
The Strengthening Ba- from Nueva Segovia, Ni- hardest to get used to was Bertilia Antonia Ajacalon third. especially,” said José Elias
sic Education Program, caragua. the variation of weather, Yaxon from Guatemala The program also gives Ortiz from El Salvador.
which is part of the Co- These 18 students ar- since it is cold where I City, Guatemala. “Many students tours of schools Ortiz said he enjoys
operative Association of rived in January and are live,” said Ramos. have even invited me to around El Paso, as exam- the local cuisine.
States for Scholarships, scheduled to leave in De- Ramos’ city of Inti- join them in church servic- ples of what could be used “Even though the food
is a collaboration with cember. Shifting from cul- bucá is among one of the es. I don’t want to leave.” in a classroom to help stu- is different, I can’t help
Georgetown University, ture to culture is what these coldest in Honduras. She The culture here in El dents learn. but like it here, especially
and community colleges Central American teachers also said that because of Paso varies greatly from There is, however, a Chico’s Tacos.”
Tejano Tribune July 30, 2009
Voices around campus
Do you think Judge Sonia Sotomayor should be
chosen for the Sumpreme Court?
I think she will be confirmed.
However I think some of her con-
troversial views on abortion rights
and other issues are going to play
a key factor on how people see
her as a judge. I just feel that it’s
nice to see a Hispanic woman be
nominated and elected in to the
Paul Supreme Court, but I think she’s
Reynoso going to become the more contro-
versial Supreme Court nominee
we have had in a while.
Rappers can be accountable too
I think that the Sotomayor will
be elected because so far all
the questions she’s been asked
by Congress, she has answered
ity. She was a young activist the hip-hop world account- else, and I have a responsi-
very well. I think that she will be a
Don’t shoot in the ‘70’s that travelled all able for promoting hatred, bility to never condone any-
over New York to fight for great help for us now that she will
the but it did not disregard the thing that would be a slap in
messenger the wrongfully imprisoned genre as a whole. the face to my family or com- be on the Supreme Court. I think
and impoverished people. As I didn’t like the album munity. I believe that when that it’s time that women’s voices
an activist my mother encour- Quadraphonics by Zyme people use the word “faggot” Guadalupe are heard now, and she will moti-
aged me and my siblings to One to describe a man in a tight Sandoval vate us to participate more. I think
Terese Mailhot/Editor never stand for intolerance. As a listener I found his shirt, they are promoting gay she has a lot of good ideas.
We weren’t allowed to rhyme schemes to be ele- stereo types and language
say words like “faggot” in mentary and found his rhyme that is simply hateful.
Byron Hurt made a docu- my home and in her pres- couplets or cadence were When I spoke to Zyme It sounds like she’s probably go-
mentary called Hip-Hop: ence. We voluntarily never subpar. I had many reasons to about this, he told me about ing to be confirmed. The biggest
Beyond Beats and Rhymes, listened to music around her dislike the album and I also how he has no problem with thing I’ve read about is the case
which investigated homo- that promoted intolerance. had many reasons to be of- gay people and one of his with the firefighters, how she said
eroticism, homophobia and Some of my fondest fended by it. songs actually speaks on they couldn’t get raises because
misogyny in the music. memories involve long drives I can appreciate some art- how beautiful it is when two
basically minorities wouldn’t be
The film breaks down the with my mom and brother ists that make great music ac- women kiss.
representations of manhood while listening to new under- companied with derogatory I found it paradoxal that open to that, and how she was not
within hip-hop culture. In the ground hip-hop or old school remarks. As long as that mu- he would have the song prejudiced towards the white fire-
documentary, rapper Chuck from the late ‘70’s. sic is performed with talent “Shirts” on his album then Nathan fighters. I think a judge should
D says, “Before anybody As I developed into and creativity, I will give it a say such openminded things Hrouda be fair and partial. I do like see-
says I’m a rapper, I say I’m a youthful rebelliousness I fair review regardless of my over the phone. I don’t think ing the different racial groups in
man.” Chuck D was referring started listening to more of- politcs. A review I wrote in he’s homophobic, but I don’t office. That’s what I think makes
to his social responsibility fensive works by hip-hop the edition of the Tejano Tri- think he realizes the message America so great.
and how he won’t condone artists. My mother respected bune, created a small stir on- some of his songs carry.
anything that’s a slap in the my choices, but she held me line in a Myspace blog when All people, musicians,
face to him or his constitu- accountable for them. She I reviewed some songs from writers and students should I think there will be a change
ency. was an effective activist. She a feministic perspective. consider the weight of their having a Hispanic judge on the
I recently wrote a review was always able to hold me I don’t stand for intoler- words. I’ve said some politi- Supreme Court. I am very glad
of a hip-hop album that fea- accountable without making ance, and I believe that if cally incorrect things in my that she has been nominated
tured misogyny, homophobia me defensive. someone is promoting ho- youthful ignorance and oc- because she is going to be the
and some homoeroticism. She passed away about mophobia indirectly, they still casionally I’ve indulged in
six years ago, leaving me
first Latin American to be on the
I’ve listened to hip-hop since have to be accountable for it. music carrying poor tact. Its
I was young. my mother was alone to hold myself account- When Zyme talks about men ok to lapse in judgment but Supreme Court, and I think she
an avid hip-hop fan. Both of able for what I say and do. wearing tight shirts and how never forget that we are what is going to be a great judge. I
my brothers still love hip- It’s been hard to navigate as they’re “bitches”, or calls we do and say. Isabel am very sure that she will get
hop. a woman in a world that of- a woman a “bitch,” I don’t If we see injustice or in- Gonzalez elected.
My mother didn’t stand ten times objectifies me and internalize the words, but I tolerance, we should take
for intolerance and she raised promotes intolerance. don’t ignore them either. responsibility in promoting
me to be an activist for equal- Hurt’s documentary held I’m a woman above all education and acceptance.
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4 Entertainment July 30, 2009 Tejano Tribune
Pfeiffer shines in elegant chick flick
Terese Mailhot carry beauty, sexuality and women are
Tejano Tribune vitality. lucky to play a
There will always be role that doesn’t
Cheri is a film about someone smarter, better involve being a
capsized youth and the looking or younger than bitter divorcee.
beauty in wisdom. the person you love. Considering that
It’s not often a film is I think Cheri shows the this film is about
made that depicts a man audience that when a man courtesans and
as eye candy and a woman loves you he has to look seduction, it’s
as the source of power and beyond superficiality, or expected that
intellect. else he’s doing a disser- this film is rated
Cheri is not a typical vice to his love’s purity. R.
chick flick in it’s way of If you’re someone Two of my
challenging the stereotype who enjoys period pieces, favorite actress-
of the aging beauty. you’ll probably love this es are in this
The film begins with film. The costumes are film.
the introduction of Lea de elegant and the cultivated Kathy Bates
Lonval (Michelle Pfeiffer). setting is done exquisitely. as Charlotte
She is a famous courtesan This film was based Peloux is pretty
who is approaching “a on a book by Collette, much hilarious
certain age” where youth the controversial French throughout the
fades and wisdom awak- novelist. This woman had film. Pfeiffer is
ens. lesbian and straight affairs always interest-
Lea contemplates re- with all sorts of perform- ing to watch. It
tiring from the career of ers and writers. seems as though
seduction while becoming She was associated now that she’s
engaged in an affair with with the likes of Josephine older she’s
her friend’s 19-year-old Baker and created a riot able to really
son Cheri (Rupert Friend). after giving a woman per- show her range
We see Cheri grow distant former an on-stage kiss. without being
towards his lover over Collette’s works were looked at for her
time until he finally ac- scorned by literary jour- bedroom eyes or
cepts maternal pressure to nalists in her day. Now her sometimes sul-
marry a younger and more works are hailed all over try delivery.
fertile woman. the world. I would
This movie is excep- This film is relevant, highly recom-
tional in the sense that even though the novel it’s mend this film
Hollywood often makes based on was published 89 to people that
films that paint older wom- years ago. enjoyed movies
en in an unflattering light. Women are still heav- like, Marie An-
This film proudly displays ily judged on appearance, toinette or The
how a woman over 30 can and in Hollywood older Duchess. Cheri proudly displays how a woman over the age of 30 can still carry beauty, sexuality and vitality.
Tejano Tribune July 30, 2009
Books and Beyond program keeps summer fun
Abraham Villalobos mostly to pursue the re- and to go be-
Tejano Tribune sources that a library can yond limited
offer during the summer,” information as
The activities and said Ana Hernandez, di- well as have fun
courses offered by the rector of the program. and learn some-
Books and Beyond pro- Hernandez also said thing,” said Her-
gram activities have kept that people look for pro- nandez.
many El Paso families ac- grams that their children The library
tive throughout the sum- can benefit from both is in partnership
mer. physically and develop- with Canutillo
The NW Campus of- mentally. High School to
fered activities and classes She said Books and help facilitate
which promoted intergen- Beyond provided positive other programs
erational learning side by learning activities for chil- Books and Be-
side for people of all ages dren and adults. yond offered in
in subjects such as soccer, Some of the programs the summer.
tennis, salsa dancing, fam- invite the whole fam- “Canutillo
ily cooking art, sign lan- ily to participate, like the High School
guage, martial arts, tai chi Explore India and Latin has facilities our
and reading. America events. campus doesn’t,
“Books and Beyond “What we try to do is so there’s a
is a program that serves make families discover the trade-off,”
a purpose to involve the ways of using the library said Hernan-
community and families to investigate resources dez. “The high Andres Rodriguez / Tejano Tribune
school students EPCC chef Daniel Guerra instructs students about kitchen safety in the family cooking class.
use our facilities
year round so and tennis to be incorpo- them every day,” said tivities, invites families to
we use their tennis courts, rated in the program. Hernandez. “They start at learn how to turn duct tape
fields, and dance studios. The only thing non- 8 a.m. and finish around into functional art.
“It works out great EPCC students need in 10:30 a.m. Then families The class is scheduled
because the children can order to participate in the can meet up and join in on for July 31 from 9a.m.-
join an activity early in the program is a library card. other activities offered at 10:50 a.m. at the library.
morning and finish the day “The first programs to our campus.” For more information
at the library cooling off.” sell were tennis, soccer, The last day to partici- on the program or any
The program’s partner- and martial arts. It keeps pate in a summer event is future Books and Beyond
Courtesy Moncia Wong
Kevin Orona reading during the Migrant Worker’s Chirldren ship also allowed classes the kids active and it keeps July 31. programs, contact Ana
Education Program at the Northwest Campus like martial arts, soccer, them busy and motivates An event called duck- Hernandez at 831-8840.
Students learn how to take active role Pilates keeps
Terese Mailhot “ T h i s
Tejano Tribune was such a
Rio Grande Safe Com- program,” Zurisadai Flores and hips. She said that Pi-
munity Coalition program said Sakinah Tejano Tribune lates reduces stress levels
directors, along with Cam- Thompson, and assists in agility and
pus Life Director Arvis business Intramural Sports at core muscle flexibility.
Jones, are working to- management EPCC offers students a Eddie Airajia, one of
wards getting Peer Educa- major. free full-body work out. Moore’s students, said that
tion on campus. “If stu- The abdominal and he has an increased energy
The Peer Education dents imple- Pilates workout class in- levels after the class.
training, held on July 20 ment the structed by Karen Moore “I enjoy coming to this
and July 21, taught 24 ideas and will be offered free of class because it keeps me
Terese Mailhot / Tejano Tribune
students from EPCC how training re- Cody Siewert, director of programs services for Bacchus Network, is instructing charge all summer Mon- tone in preparation to my
they can be better mentors, ceived here students how to be better mentors, educators and activists on campus. day to Wednesday from modeling career,” said
educators and activists on they could 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the James Shumway, Pilates
campus. have a great “After this training I cation group. VV gym in G-102. student.
In 1975, the Bacchus impact on EPCC student feel more empowered to The students in this Moore teaches the Pilates is a popular
Network began peer edu- body.” help,” said Carmen Reyes, training will find out Pilates exercise to about cardio exercise on and off
cation on alcohol and sub- The training began by social work major. around Aug. 5 if they eight to 15 students per campus.
stance abuse awareness on exploring what qualities “In my life I’ve had so passed the test. After that class. Moore said that in The exercise originat-
college campuses. Since peer educators need to many problems and those it’s up to them if they want the first week, her students ed in New York by Joseph
then, they have become represent such as beinga experiences make me want to start a group. will usually see results. Pilates, who was an ailing
the largest active student good lisenter. to help others.” The instructor of the She begins her classes child that suffered from
organization in higher ed- Videos and interactive Reyes also says the two-day training had sev- with a warm up stretch on rickets, asthma, and rheu-
ucation with over 100,000 discussions on interven- training provided tools eral positive things to say the mats and insists that matic fever.
peer educators. tion made up a bulk of the needed to make a differ- about his EPCC students. her students drink water Joseph Pilates explored
The training was of- training. ence. “This was such a great before and after the class options to overcome these
fered to any student in- Many students shared “I feel more secure in group, they were so will- to aid lactic expulsion. battles via bodybuilding,
terested and willing to personal stories concern- my peer counseling abili- ing to learn and passion- Moore encourages her gymnastics, martial arts,
commit to the two-day ing their lives and roles as ties and I think a lot of pre- ate about what they said,” students during the class and diving. He created Pi-
training. leaders on campus. vention work is needed on said Cody Siewert, direc- by saying, “You can do it”, lates and believed that this
Many students were Afterward, the 24 stu- campus.” tor of programs services and, “Pedal! Pedal! Do it was the best way to main-
recruited by Jones. dents took the test to com- A peer education group and Bacchus Network in- like you’re in the Tour de tain body fitness.
The students came plete training. at EPCC would need com- structor. France!” Pilates is now prac-
from many different back- Several of them hope plete student initiative to “Peer education only Moore used to be a bal- ticed by celebrities like
grounds and majors. to start a peer education start. really needs one or two let dancer, which proved to Gwyneth Paltrow, Madon-
There were students group on EPCC with the The group can not be people to start, and moti- be too tough on her body. na, Hugh Grant, Patrick
majoring in business ad- help of Rio Grande Safe created without students’ vate others to get engaged During her dancing Swayze, Jennifer Annis-
ministration, social work Community Coalition and passing the test and sign- in changing their campus career, she experienced in- ton, Serena Williams and
and creative writing. Campus Life. ing up to start a peer edu- for the better.” juries to her ankles, knees Tiger Woods.
6 TEJANO TRIBUNE July 30, 2009
Tejano Tribune July 30, 2009
Youngsters learn the art of self defense at EPCC
Victorira Navarrete her grandson, Zacarias ter are new to El
Tejano Tribune Velasquez, 6, to the class Paso. When they
to learn discipline. found out about
When you think mar- She said that this will the programs at
tial arts, you may not nor- give the children in the the Northwest
mally think of little kids. program good behavior campus at EPCC,
The interesting fact is and self-control. they were sur-
that such training can start Zacarias said he likes prised.
as early as the age of 4. martial arts. Velasquez Kristen and
Training could mean said that her grandson has Sophie Nelson’s
anything from learning been practicing for about friends are Amy
how to defend oneself to two months. Badger and her
learning discipline, said Elvira Navarrete en- 6-year-old daugh-
Valerie Yoon, who coach- rolled her son Luis Na- ter Catarina, who
es at the Hapkido Yoon varrete, 6, to get exercise. also enrolled.
martial arts studio. “This is his summer Amy brought
“I enjoy teaching this exercise,” she said. Catarina to mar-
particular group of kids,” “It’s so that he won’t be tial arts because Victoria Navarrete / Tejano Tribune
she said. “They are so sitting around just watch- it fit in with the Young students going through martial arts classes at the EPCC’s Northwest campus.
enthusiastic and ready to ing TV.” schedule of her derful program,” said so the whole community 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
learn. I also enjoy seeing Kristen Nelson took 4- other children who are Badger. can participate in.” It takes place at the
their expressions on their year-old Sophie Nelson to also participating in the ”I have never seen this The martial arts pro- Canutillo Dance Studio on
faces.” learn new things. summer program. before, where the Com- gram takes place on Mon- the campus of Canutillo
Rose Velasquez took Mother and daugh- “I think this is a won- munity Library has events days and Wednesdays from High School.
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8 Entertainment July 30, 2009 Tejano Tribune
Bruno shocks, offends, degrades and entertains
Anoushka Valodya Like Borat, he trav- warring Middle Eastern- However,
Tejano Tribune els to America (and other ers or taunting a terrorist there are a cou-
countries), but is on a mis- leader so that he can be- ple of touching
Ultraconservatives sion to become the “big- come a famous hostage moments, bring-
– beware! The comedic gest superstar since Hit- victim, Bruno is flirting ing humanity
film Bruno is replete with ler.” with nearly every man he and realism to
homosexual sex acts, ex- Bruno embarks on comes across, including this zany film.
plicit images of the men’s many trials, like interview- former presidential candi- I would
genitalia and derogatory ing Paula Abdul while date Ron Paul. watch Bruno
language. both sit on top of Hispanic But beneath all the again, knowing
But then, hello! We’re laborers who are on all hoopla, lies the fundamen- that I’ll laugh at
talking about Sacha Baron fours because of lack of tal truth that there are many the flamboyance
Cohen, who played the furniture. homophobic Americans and absurdity.
notorious Borat from Ka- Another similarity to signaling the bleakness of Plus, a valu-
zakhstan. Borat, Bruno does not legalizing gay marriage able lesson can
Although Cohen femi- contain main characters throughout the country. be derived from
nized himself to play a other than Bruno and his So, Bruno, like Borat, this off-the-wall
19-year-old homosexual loyal assistant. Again, fulfills an investigative comedy.
named Bruno, he still Cohen’s audience follows reporter role through the No matter
brings Borat’s character the eccentric ideas of the film by revealing the true how much you
into play. protagonist, much like a nature of people. try to please oth-
Bruno, an Austrian TV host for a candid cam- Not surprisingly, Bru- ers by assuming
fashion critic, has a sense era show. no is rated R. another role, you
of naivete and open-mind- The differences is that It’s not for everyone, won’t be as hap-
ed curiosity that draws Bruno attempts the impos- including adults who do py and success-
people in then scares or sible. If he isn’t trying to not wish to watch an ani- ful until you’re Bruno shows off the newly adopted African-American baby he traded an
repulses them. make peace between the mated penis. true to yourself. iPod for in the overly-explicit comedy Bruno.
Latest Harry Potter keeps the magic going
Crystal Mendoza that belonged to the Half- was pretty entertaining.
Tejano Tribune Blood Prince. Professor While everyone is in-
Dumbledore helps Harry trigued by love triangles
Harry Potter and the reach into Voldemort’s and ways to defeat Volde-
Half-Blood Prince offers past to look for ways to mort, the audience seems
fans a new take on magic defeat him. to forget about Harry’s en-
as the main characters face Half-Blood Prince of- emy Draco Malfoy (Tom
an ongoing war in the wiz- fers teens lessons in ro- Felton).
ard world along with some mance with crushes, love Malfoy is showed in
teenage romance. triangles, and love potions. glimpses throughout the
Harry Potter (Daniel Couples that pop up in this movie and keeps the audi-
Radcliffe) has returned movie are unexpected and ence guessing as to what
to Hogwarts despite the tensions are high with might happen.
ongoing war with the jealousy. At the end of the mov-
dark wizard Voldemort. This is one of the ie, after many plot twists,
Potter’s best friends Ron darker books in the Potter it was evident that though Courtesy Rottentomatoes.com
(Rupert Grint ) and Herm- series, and the book trans- there were minor changes, The Half Blood Prince topped out all other movies and earned $396.7 million worldwide.
ione (Emma Watson) are lates into one of the dark- it followed the book close-
beside him every step of est Potter movies. Harry ly but is able to stand on and play off of each other Dark Knight’s $18 million for Harry Potter and the
the way in adapting to Potter offers an extensive its own if watched without well. The relationship Ron in 2008. Deathly Hallows Part I
some new changes such number of laughs through any prior knowledge to the and Harry have is the epit- During its first five-day expected in November of
as a new teacher, Profes- one-liners and the comedic series. ome of friendship. release, Half-Blood Prince 2010.
sor Slughorn (Jim Broad- styles of Ron Weasley as After watching all the In its U.S. midnight topped out all other mov- The final installament
bent). Grint. In one scene, Grint Potter movies for the past showing, Half-Blood ies and earned $396.7 mil- of the seven-part series has
Harry learns that he ingests a love potion and eight years, it is clear to Prince set a new record lion worldwide. been split into two parts
has a knack for potions falls in love with anything me that the actors have with sales reaching $22 Harry Potter fans are only heightening anticipa-
after discovering a book he comes across which grown into their characters million, beating the The expected to be lining up tion of Potter fans.
EPCC students cool off with tasty treats
EPCC’s Campus Life department
handed out free rootbeer floats to visitors
and students last week in recognition of
National Ice Cream Day.
Some fun facts that were learned about
the tasty treat is that it takes an average
of 50 licks to finish off a single-scoop ice
cream cone. Ninty-eight percent of homes
in the US have ice cream in the fridge.
Also, one out of five ice cream consumers
in the country shares it with a pet.
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Campus Life representative Michelle Ruiz (L) serves free rootbeer floats to kids on National Ice Cream Day.