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					                                                                                                      DECEMBER 2005

Volume X, Number 4                                                                             Kellogg Community College                                                                450 North Avenue, Battle Creek, MI 49017

   INSIDE Lady Bruin volleyball wins three at regionals
                                     Brian Donaldson                                         next round. The Cougars turned
                                                                                             the tables on the Bruins beating
Nursing students        2                 The KCC Lady Bruins
                                                                           Staff Writer
                                                                                             them 30-26, 30-28, and 30-23.
make a differnece                                                                                 KVCC started the match
                                     finished the 2005 Regional                              with a tip over the net, but a kill
                                     Tournament, winning three and                           by Miranda Robison evened the
                                     losing two. The tournament was                          score. The two teams played a
                                     hosted by Grand Rapids                                  tight game early on in the set.
                                     Community College and was                               KCC moved to an 8-7 lead, but
                                     played at the Ford Fieldhouse.                          the Cougars wouldn’t go away. A
                                          On Friday, Nov. 3rd, the                           powerful kill by Megan Holland
                                     Bruins started a very long day of                       of KVCC made it 10-9 in favor
                                     action, by sweeping the Ancilla                         of the Cougars, before the first
                                     Lady Chargers 30-21, 30-25,                             timeout was called. The Cougars
                                     and 30-26. However, the Bruins                          started to increase their lead as it
                                     ran into a determined squad                             grew to 13-9 with strong play at
Rate My Professor       3            from Kalamazoo Valley in the                            the net being a contributing
                                                                                                                        Continued on page 2......
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Photo by Brian Donaldson.

                                     Video game fans sleep on sidewalks
                                     in order to purchase X Box 360       who came well prepared with a                                             the premium, 3 games and an                        the hot items on a first come first
                                     David Kachman
                                                             Staff Writer tent and blankets for the long                                            extra controller,” Kelly said. The                 serve basis, but stores such as
                                                                          night. Most of those in line where                                        night was not without some                         Wal-Mart and Meijer informed
                                          On Monday November 21, waiting for the premium edition                                                    unexpected events. Most of the                     those who had been waiting that
                                     lines started to form for the of the Xbox 360. “ I am buying                                                   stores were expected to issue out                  they would be doing a raffle. Best
                                     release of the newest                                                                                                                                                       Buy and Target issued
                                     gaming platform: the                                                                                                                                                        out either a ticket or a
XBOX review              5           XBOX 360. All around                                                                                                                                                        voucher before the
                                     the city of Battle Creek,                                                                                                                                                   opening to ensure that
                                     college students, adults                                                                                                                                                    those who got in line
                                     and even younger arrived                                                                                                                                                    first would get their
                                     to stores such as Wal-                                                                                                                                                      360. Across the country
                                     Mart, Target and Best                                                                                                                                                       parties were held to kick
                                     Buy more then 12 hours                                                                                                                                                      off the release, the
                                     before the system was to                                                                                                                                                    biggest being Zero
                                     be released. Stores such                                                                                                                                                    Hour held by
                                     as Best Buy provided                                                                                                                                                        Microsoft and Best Buy
                                     those gaming enthusiasts                                                                                                                                                    in the Mojave Desert.
                                     with donut holes and                                                                                                                                                        The new Xbox is sure
                                     warm drinks. Lance Kelly                                                                                                                                                    to be the hottest toy this
                                     a student here at KCC
The Transfer
                        6            arrived at Best Buy at

                                     4:30 the day before the
                                     release. “It’s sweeter then
                                     any PC game, and
                                     cheaper then a PC.”
                                     Lance and his friends
                                     were some of the few                                                                                                                                 Photo by David Kachman

                                     Calhoun county election results
                                     David Kachman                                           5 Andrew Yankama beat 4 others                         equipment and housing millage                      the non expiring term went to
                                                                           Staff Writer      to claim the seat. Incumbents                          1385 to 865. The Bellevue                          Paul Clark. To the north in
                                                                                             Susan Baldwin, Mark Behnke,                            Community Schools 18-mill tax                      Hastings, Barry Wood took the
Men’s Basketball
                        7                 On November 8, counties
                                     in Michigan held elections for
                                                                                             Ryan Hersha and Nancy
                                                                                             Mcfarlane won the 4 at large seats
                                                                                                                                                    renewal also passed. In Branch
                                                                                                                                                    County, the 3 seats open on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       City Council seat for Ward 1,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Kim Townsend in Ward 2’s seat,
                                     proposals as well as city, township                     on the ballot. In Springfield all                      Bronson City Council were taken                    David McIntyre won the Ward
                                     and village leadership positions.                       three candidates on the ballot                         by Daniel Rinehart, Thomas                         3 seat and David Jasperse took
                                     Calhoun County had just under                           received a position on the City                        Rissman and Larry McConn. In                       the seat in Ward 4. In all the
                                     16% of registered voters come                           Council.                                               the Coldwater mayoral race,                        wards, no candidate was
                                     to the poles in this election. In                            Two proposals could be                            Gene Wallace beat opponent Paul                    opposed. The Hastings Board
                                     Battle Creek the results were as                        found on the ballot for some                           Linder by 345 votes. Each of                       of Review’s seats went to Melissa
                                     follows: Ward 1, Deborah Owens                          voters. On the ballot in this                          Coldwater’s 4 ward candidates                      Winnick, Laurie Sunior, and
                                     beat Peter Bilbia, Ward 2 was                           election Mar Lee School District                       were unchallenged. Ward 1                          Gordon Ironside. The next State
                                     won by Tony Walker, Ward 3                              passed their bond proposal 195                         Timothy Miller, Ward 2 Mitch                       wide election is the Gubernatorial
                                     Steve Franklin. In Ward 4                               to 168. Emmett Township passed                         Rice, Ward 3 Thomas Kramer,                        race in November 2006.
                                     incumbent and Mayor John                                it’s ballot proposal for public                        Ward 4’s four year term seat was
                                     Godfrey took the seat, in Ward                          safety vehicles, apparatus,                            taken by Randall Hazelbaker, and

INDEX                Campus News.................................2
                                                                                   Features.............................................3      Culture...........................................4-5   Opinion.........................................6-7
2      DECEMBER 2005
                                                                             CAMPUS NEWS
Lady Bruins Volleyball Nursing students work to make a
before the first timeout was called. with a nice block at the net by difference f or hurricane victims
Continued from page 1......          Robison. The Stars bounced back

The Cougars started to increase       Monica Frechen. A kill by
                                                                             Jamie Towery                                          South Jefferson Hospital by the          hospital. The students ended the
their lead as it grew to 13-9 with    Morgan Anson of the Bruins
                                                                                                          Staff Writer             name of Anna. Anna had                   drive with a celebration that
strong play at the net being a        made the score 10-6 prior to a
                                                                                                                                   explained to Jackie that over 100        included donuts and cider. One
contributing factor. The Bruins       timeout. The Bruins pulled out              The nursing students and                         nurses lost their homes and were         of the students, Stephanie Khon,
came storming right back              to a commanding 18-11 lead,            KCC instructor, Karen Kulhanek                        living in the hospitals, working         had a friend in the Coast Guard
reclaiming the lead at 16-15.         before another timeout was             put on a drive to help nurses all                     extremely hard helping as many           that was able to help out and
With the score tied at 21, the        called. The Stars used the             over the New Orleans area after                       people as they could.                    took the boxes and delivered
Cougars took the edge and held        momentum stopper to narrow             many were homeless due to the                              "When the hurricane hit             them to the South Jefferson
off the Bruins the rest of the way.   the deficit to 22-20, but the Lady     hurricane in Louisiana. From                          Louisiana my students felt a             Hospital on November 1.
      The second set opened with      Bruins held on when a Ashley           October 1 until October 31 they                       calling to do something to help"              Not only were the nurses
a couple of kills by Miranda          Buckhold to Lauren Frost kill          donated and collected personal                        nursing instructor Karen                 given scrubs and personal items,
Robison, staking the Bruins to        ended the set.                         care items and scrubs to send to                      Kulhanek explained. "We really           but one friend of Jackie's by the
an early 5-3 lead. A nice set from          In the fourth and final set of   the nurses in need. One of the                        wanted to drop everything and            name of Matthew Stever wrote
Ashley Buckhold to Robison            the match, the Bruins gradually        nursing students, Jackie Maxam,                       go down there, but that was not          and recorded a song of dedication
made it 15-12. With the score         pulled out to a 13-9 lead, prior       got on the phone to call one of                       feasible."                               titled, "Angels in Disguise." The
16-12, KVCC called a timeout.         to a timeout that stopped the          the local hospitals in New                                 The students gathered               students are currently in the
The Bruins climbed to another         action. The Bruins came back           Orleans. Jackie was then on the                       approximately nine boxes of              process of making copies to send
four-point advantage of 19-15,        with a couple of kills from            phone with a leadership nurse at                      items that were shipped to the           to the people in New Orleans.
but the Cougars kept within           Robison and one from Frost. A
striking distance. KCC had an
opportunity to put the set away
clinging to a 28-25 lead. The
                                      nice set from Ashley Buckhold
                                      to Frost gave KCC a comfortable
                                      lead of 26-17 and the Bruins
                                                                             KCC music department to
Lady Cougars clawed their way
back to force a tie at 28. A key
block by Kim Gear, followed by
                                      cruised from there, ending the
                                      set and the match with a block
                                      at the net.
                                                                             host holiday concert
a Bruin net violation, ended the            There was no rest for the        Press Release                                         will host their Annual Holiday           will be Kayla Mohlman, a music
set.                                  weary as the Lady Bruins had to                                                              Concert in the Binda Perform-            major from KCC who is now
      In the third set, KCC reeled    prepare for the next opponent,              Just in time for the holidays,                   ing Arts Center on Dec. 11 at            studying music at Olivet College.
off the first three points before     the Muskegon Community                 KCC’s music department will                           3:00 p.m. The concert band,              General admission is $5.00, and
the Cougars got on the board.         College Jayhawks. The Jayhawks         present a variety of concerts in                      under the direction of Mr. Ed            $3.00 for students and seniors.
With the score at 8-6 in favor of     advanced by beating Ancilla 3-1.       celebration of the holiday season.                    Zentera will offer a variety of          Refreshments will be served
the Bruins, the Cougars went on       KCC jumped out first by scoring        As well as the Dec 4th Holiday                        music for band, including the            following the concert.
a little run of their own to make     the first four points of the match,    Images concert, performed by                          premier of “Titan”, by Costas                 For more information, please
the score 16-12 forcing KCC to        before MCC got on the board.           KCC’s vocal ensembles and                             Dafnis, a fifteen year old               contact the music department at:
call timeout. The momentum            The Bruins opened the lead to          conducted by Gerald J.                                composer from Coldwater.                 (269) 965-3931 ext. 2586.
swung in favor of KVCC as the         19-11. A kill by Lauren Frost          Blanchard; the music department                       Guest conductor for this concert
lead increased to 25-19. The set      made it 20-12. Later, a block by
and match ended on a set from
Ashlyn Burke to Mikala Raven
                                      Lindsay Doneth gave the Bruins
                                      the biggest lead of the set and an     PTA club and program update
making the final score 30-23 in       ace served up by Lauren Frost                                                                boxes and sent to children for           joints of the body, and in addition
favor of the Cougars.                 ended the first set for the Bruins.    Laurie Raith
                                                                                                                                   Christmas presents. Not too              are developing goniometry skills,
      With the loss, the Bruins             The Bruins started the                                      Guest Writer
                                                                                                                                   long ago, some students took             which will allow measurements
entered the losers’ bracket and       second set running out to a 6-2            The Physical Therapist                            part in holding a “Career Day”           of these joints to be taken. They
faced the Lansing Community           lead. An Ashley Buckhold set to        Assistant (PTA) Club has                              for Mar-Lee eighth graders in            are also learning clinical palpation
College Stars. KCC started the        Krystal Heeres kill upped the lead     recently finished with a few                          Albion. The eighth graders were          skills in order to know how to
match with a couple of nice kills     to 12-7. The Jayhawks tried to         projects, and is in the midst of                      given a brief overview about             feel for certain bones which will
by Miranda Robison taking a 3-        keep it close. However, the Lady       working on some as well. The                          physical therapy, PTAs, and were         better their skills in taking
1 lead; however, the Stars came       Bruins were able to finally pull       club has sent care packages to                        able to see some equipment used          measurements. The second year
back to tie it and then proceed       away at the crucial point of the       Leah Friedel, PTA graduate from                       in physical therapy.                     students are deciding on the
to take their first lead at 8-7.      set, by taking a 27-20 lead, before    KCC, who is a soldier in Iraq.                             In the PTA program, the             location for their last clinical site.
They opened the lead to 17-13         a timeout was called. A kill by        Another project, called                               first year students are learning         They are all in the process of
on a kill by Lynne Dolega. The        the Jayhawk’s Lindsay Davis            Operation Christmas Child, has                        wheelchair management, and               completing their last check-off
first timeout came with the           stopped the Bruin run, although        been finished. With this project,                     sterile technique in one class. In       for the program, which is testing
Bruins trailing at that point by a    the Bruins went on to post a 30-       students brought in various items                     a n o t h e r c l a s s , t h e y a re   them about spinal cord injury
score of 20-17. After the timeout,    22 victory.                            like, toys, school supplies and                       continuing to learn about the            patients and how to provide
KCC battled back to reclaim the             In the third and final set ,     hygiene items to be wrapped in                        structure and function of the            treatment for them.
lead by one. An LCC kill made         the Bruins jumped to a 9-7 lead
it 28-27 in favor of the Stars in
which they held on to win the
                                      on a Buckhold to Robison
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first set.                            Christine Schaum ace that made
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of 24-17 before a Star timeout.       in straight sets.
The Stars came back with a nice             The Bruins finished a very
run after the timeout to tie the      long day by winning three of four         Honors courses for Spring 2006:
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Miller to use a timeout as well.      the Bruins were knocked out in                   • ENGL 152H
A good volley between both            the losers bracket final by                      • HIST 104H
teams ensued, finally ending          Vincennes 30-21, 30-22, and 30-                  • SOCI 201H                                                            Interested or have questions?
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Miranda came back with a kill         in the championship final. The                                                                                                 • 269-965-3931 ext. 2634
to give the Bruins the lead again,    Lady Bruins completed a terrific                                                                                               •
but LCC hung tough, reclaiming        season finishing undefeated in
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With the score 31-30 in favor of      record of 52-9. Miranda Robison

KCC, a kill by Bruin Krystal          finished a brilliant community
Heeres ended a hard, fought set.      college career receiving player of
      In the third set, the Bruins    the year recognition and John
                                                                                               H O N O R S
struck first in normal fashion,       Miller received coach of the year.               P   R   O      G     R    A     M
with consecutive kills by Miranda
                                                                                 FEATURE                                                                     DECEMBER 2005                3

World languages brings Web sites allow students to
cultural flavor to KCC r a t e t h e i r p r o f e s s o r s
                                      of culture.” He had found that     Rebecca Schneider                     Easiness, Average Helpfulness,          he said he “was pleased what he
Steve Fox
                                      many of his students would                                               Average Clarity and Overall             saw.” He feels he accomplished
                       Staff Writer                                                            Staff Writer
                                      utilize Spanish in the medical                                           Quality. A scale of 1-5 is used, 1      his goal and made an impact on
      Parlez-vous français? ¿Habla    and business fields and would           Students trying to plan their    being the lowest rating. A bonus        his students. And yes, he does
usted español? Walking through        also gain a new perspective of     spring schedule may ask friends       feature is the “hotness” rating.        have a chili pepper.
the hallways at KCC, students         the world.                         for opinions on which professor       This is indicated with a chili               Rating professor is not a new
might wonder if they are in a              KCC’s French instructor,      to avoid or to take classes from.     pepper next to the instructor’s         thing. According to John Hoye
foreign country. The world            Agathe Bertrand, points out        Now thanks to the Internet            name. Students can also add             a computer engineering
language program is a part of         some of the opportunities that     information is a few finger taps      comments and then other                 technology instructor, before the
Kellogg Community College that        are available in the French        away.                                 students can respond to the             prevalence of the Internet,
few are aware of and that even        program. She discussed the              A Google search brings up        comments made.                          students would compile ratings
less take advantage of. Instruction   French courses that offer          many different sites that are              How do instructors feel            and opinions of professors in
is offered in Spanish, French, and    students who have never had a      forums for students to give their     about sites like these? Elizabeth       pamphlet form. These pamphlets
Japanese. Students can take two       background in French an            anonymous opinion about               Kerlikowske does not look at the        were available in campus
years of the program or a             opportunity to learn the           college professors around the         site willingly. She has gotten          bookstores. John also said that it
conversational course, which          language in an understanding       country. Ratings on Line, Essay       glimpses of her ratings when            was difficult to get the instructors
covers the basics of the language.    atmosphere. She mentioned the      Town, My Professor Sucks and          colleagues have duped her into          with the best ratings when he was
      A basic knowledge of world      Independent Study French           Rate a Prof are a few of these        looking. “You can take potshots         at Michigan State University.
languages is more than the exotic     courses that offer students with   sites. One of the more popular        at anybody. There is no                      The founder of Rate My
image. World languages can be         a strong French background an      sites is Rate My Professor.           accountability.” Elizabeth also         Professor, John M. Swapceinske
useful for travel, business           opportunity to learn more.              At Rate My Professor a           says that if you take out the           has expanded his rating system
administration, nursing and allied    Bertrand, who moved from           student can sign up for a             ratings at the extremes you can         to rate high school teachers,
health areas, and give any            France to Michigan, offered        membership and offer up               get a good idea about the               elementary teachers, lawyers,
applicant for a work position an      insight into her move to the       opinions on their instructors.        professor.                              clubs, realtors, and restaurants as
extra edge over the competition.      United States. She seemed to       5,465 schools are listed. Kellogg          Psychology instructor Don          well. Basically if you are in the
“Employers value the importance       empathize with the student who     Community College has 87              Montgomery is new to KCC.               public eye, you may be subjected
of having their employees speak       would like to learn a new          professor represented. The            After looking at his rating from        to a rating system.
world languages,” says Patrick        language as she did in her move    professors are judged on Average      his former place of employment
Casey, student employment             to the United States.
services specialist. He referred to
the growing global market and
                                           For more information about    KCC instructor to release new book
                                      the world languages program at                                           rhymes,” Bud tells me. I tell my        hoop skirts become a fort in the
the need to speak Spanish in the                                         Heather Whitcomb
                                      Kellogg Community College,                                               class for Show and Tell. My             basement. At our birthdays, all
United States with an increasingly    students are encouraged to                                Staff Writer
                                                                                                               teacher calls the house. Bud takes      the guests receive hula hoop
bilingual Hispanic population.        contact the Arts and                    Elizabeth Kerlikowske, KCC       us to the burned taxidermist to         skirts. For years. Life is like that.
      Rob Mulligan, a Spanish         Communications Department          English instructor, recently          check on that investment. Part          A man owes Bud money and pays
instructor, is enthusiastic about     at extension 2288 or speak with    finished her fourth book, The         of the man’s face is gone, and          him with a freezer fill of fudgsicles
the opportunities that Spanish        an academic advisor.               Shape of Dad. Kerlikowske             animal eyes stare at us wherever        we must eat after every meal and
offers, but also referred to the                                         received a Professional De-           we look. Then the magnetic car          one hundred neckties.”
ability of “a language like Spanish                                      velopment Grant to attend the         sign store. A drive-by of his donut          Kerlikowske’s father has not
to open students’ eyes to a world                                        Juniper Writing Institute at the      shop. Bud says they should make         read the book. Kerlikowske is
                                                                         University of Massachusetts to        potato chips all the same shape         leaving the decision of letting her
                                                                         study with the author of the          and sell them in a tube; it would       dad read the book up to her
                                                                         infamous Heather Has Two              just make more sense. Bud               stepmother. “The book is written
                                                                         Mommies, Leslea Newman.               invents the Hula Hoop Skirt.            with great affection and
                                                                              The book was written in two      Aunt Jeanne sews reams of blue          admiration, but the man is
   Editor-in-Chief      Managing Advisor Rebecca Schneider               months with the enormous help
   Laina Engel          Amy Shreve        Megahn Talbot                                                        material dotted with bicycle            quirky,” states Kerlikowske. The
                                          Jamie Towery                   from the KCC writer’s group           wheels and orange segments.             Shape of Dad is no more than a
   Assistant Editor     Editorial Advisor Heather Whitcomb               that met through the summer.          There’s a drawstring waist and          sliver of her father’s life, but it is
   Terry D. Witherspoon Tom Webster                                      “The work sort of flew out of         grommets at the hem where the           like a memoir of the father and
   Layout Design          Staff Writers
                                                                         me,” says Kerlikowske. This is a      girl lashes the hoop. Voila. Instant    daughter. “You know how it is
   Sam Noakes             Nicki Banaszewski                              book from March Street Press.         hoopskirts. Even though Bud in-         for kids, other people only exist
   Patrick Cook           Brian Donaldson                                Kerlikowske will be doing a big       vents it, they use my cousin Pat        when they’re present,” says
                          Steve Fox                                      reading on January 11 (her            in the ad and her brother Charlie,      Kerlikowske.
   Graphics Advisor       David Kachman                                  birthday) at the Kalamazoo
   Kathy Jarvie           Brandon Link                                                                         because for boys, the waist is               A copy of the book can be
                                                                         Public Library at 7:00 p.m.. Here     drawn completely together and           purchased for $15, as well as last
   Editorial Policy                                                      is a sneak peak of Kerlikowske’s      the hula hoop becomes a giant           year’s book Before the Rain in
        The KCC Bruin is a free student publication produced             work.                                 Frisbee. But no one’s interested        Elizabeth Kerlikowske’s office C-
   monthly by Kellogg Community College students during                        “I write those Mother Goose     at the trade shows. Bales of hula       160.
   the fall and spring semesters.
        The KCC Bruin welcomes letters to the editor from
   members of the College and the community. Letters must
                                                                         The face behind the mask              ‘well, maybe you just don’t like        has to take precautions in order
   be signed and submitted with a current email address. All             Laina Engel
   letters become property of the Bruin and may be edited for                                                  the scent,’ when really it has          to control her chemical sensitivity,
   clarity and length. By-lined opinion columns represent the                                                  nothing to do with liking it at all.”   by eating all organic foods, and
   opinion of the writer and do not necessarily represent the                 Behind the checkout counter           Nancy Makuch, a staff              ordering special soaps and laundry
   views of the Bruin staff or the College.                              in the LRC, sitting at a desk in      member of KCC‘s Learning                detergent. Although Makuch
        Letters may be submitted by mail to KCC Bruin student            the corner, with an air filter on     Resource Center, has a condition        admits that the condition can be
   newspaper, c/o Kellogg Community College, 450 North                   her desktop, Nancy Makuch wears       known as Multiple Chemical              “very isolating at times,” Nancy
   Ave., Battle Creek, Michigan 49017. The KCC Bruin can                 a mask so that the perfumes wont      Sensitivity (MCS). Makuch de-           knows that she is not alone. “I
   be reached by e-mail at <>                          make her sick. The carbon filter      veloped this suddenly in 1994           would write articles for the
        Letters may also be submitted at all five KCC sites. At          mask looks like one that can be       after having a severe reaction to       Enquirer and every time I would
   the Battle Creek site, letters may be dropped off in the              seen on a doctor, but is more         penicillin. The condition keeps         write I would get calls from people
   English department on the main floor of the C building,               complex. She wears this mask to       her body from detoxifying the           with the same condition.” Nancy
   the College Life office in the Student Center, or the student         keep out the colognes, deodor-        chemicals out of her system. “All       has also met other MCS people
   newspaper office. At the Grahl, Fehsenfeld, and Eastern               ants, lotions or any other personal   the chemicals in the air and water      out in the public. “I was at the
   Academic Centers, as well as the RMTC, letters may be                 product that many would consider      and food that everyone else can         doctor’s office and I saw a woman
   submitted at the information desks.                                   harmless. Many people don’t know      process, just pools with me,” says      coming out of the restroom
        The Bruin office is located in the Roll Health and               why she wears a mask, but if you      Makuch. Being exposed to                wearing the same mask and I
   Administration Building, room 302. The staff can be reached           ask her she’ll take the time to       chemicals can cause flu-like            thought to myself, “oh, it’s a sister!”
   at (269) 965-3931, Ext. 2630.                                         explain, even though it’s hard for    symptoms, it can also cause             In hopes to educate and offer
        Advertising and editorial content within this issue does         some people to understand.            migraines, asthma attacks and           support to those who may be
   not necessarily reflect the views of Kellogg Community                “People will act like they            muscle spasms.                          suffering from MCS. Nancy
   College and its affiliates.                                           understand and say ‘oh, I know             Because chemicals affect the       offers her e-mail address
                                                                         honey I have asthma,’ or they say,    average person everyday, Makuch         <>.
4   DECEMBER 2005

Get Rich or Die Tryin’                                                                                       Walk the Line                          starts to un-fold, while the life of
                                                                                                             Brian Donaldson
Terry D. Witherspoon                 The first day in prison an attempt    because it has the same theme,                                           a touring star, Cash falls for the
                                     is made on Marcus’ life and                                                                    Staff Writer
                 Assistant Editor                                          “gangster turned rap star” thus                                          talented June Carter of the famous
                                     another inmate called “Bama”          the term “Gangsta Rapper.”              It was a pleasant time viewing   Carter family musical genre.
     Get Rich or Die Tryin’ is the   aids him. Marcus and Bama             This was 50 Cent’s first star     Walk the Line at the opening of              They begin to sing together
story of a hustler (Marcus)          (Terrence Howard) become fast         role acting debut and it          the new Cinemark 14 screen             and their voices resemble the real
trying to get out of a drug          friends. After spending many          reminded me of Madonna’s          movie theater located at the           characters, but the strengths of
dealing life to become a             hours in solitary confinement and     first. Hopefully it will only     Woodland Mall in Grand Rapids.         the two actors performances lie
“Gangsta Rapper”. The movie          soul searching Marcus decides to      take 50 Cent this one movie       The only drawback of the night         more in their range of expression
is loosely based on the life of      pursue a career as a rapper full      to realize that he should stick   was trying to find a parking space     as they sing duets exploiting their
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.            time. He makes a few demos and        to rapping. I thought the         in the somewhat limited parking        relationship.
Marcus’ mother is a drug dealer      they are received well by both the    movie did very well depicting     availability to the new theater.             The film tracks some of the
and the movie opens with her         inmates and the staff. He makes       the life of a drug dealer.        However, once parked, the              finest Cash songs. One cannot
dropping him off at his              Bama his manager and they vow         Violence, partying,               beautiful theater provided             but hum along or even tap a foot
grandmother’s house because          to make a go at the music             promiscuous sex, making lots      enjoyment. After receiving my          or two when Phoenix blurts out,
she has to go to “work.” It is       business.                             of money, paying sixty            student $2 discount, we                “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash” and the
implied that this happens                 Once out, Marcus gives up        thousand dollars cash for a new   proceeded in to the lobby and          first couple of chords to “Folsom
several times throughout the         the drug business. He tries to get    Mercedes Benz were all            soon became aware of not only          Prison” or “Walk the Line” start.
beginning of the movie only          record companies to listen to his     displayed and to a certain        the smell of fresh popcorn, but        The show proceeds with more
the last time she drops him off      music but he is held back by the      extent glorified the life of a    also the smell of fresh paint and      touring with the likes of Elvis,
she never returns. She is            drug dealers who do not want to       drug dealer. The music was        that new carpet smell. The seating     Jerry Lee Lewis, along with Carter.
murdered and Marcus is forced        see him succeed. Marcus is good       good, but the only good acting    was all stadium-style, which           Live show footage featuring the
to live in the basement laundry      and the head drug dealer              I saw was from veteran actor      featured miniature replica rocking     Folsom Prison concert was
room at his grandmother’s            “Majestic”(Adewale Akinnuoye          Terrence Howard. I would          recliners and ample room in            especially rousing. Witherspoon’s
house. Until now, Marcus has         Agbaje) makes sure that Marcus        wait for this movie to come to    between rows.                          performance was complimentary
been used to living the “good        does not receive a record deal and    Cheap Flicks or for it to come          The movie, starring Joaquin      to Phoenix. She, at first, was
life,” new clothes, new tennis       once again Marcus must revert         out on DVD.                       Phoenix as Johnny Cash and             skeptical about involvement with
shoes, and now he is forced to       to crime in order to survive. This                                      Reese Witherspoon as June Carter       the Man in Black, but arguably
wear hand me down tennis             time he decides to rob people                                           was a classic presentation of not      went on to form the classical
shoes with holes in them that        instead of selling drugs. During                                        only their struggles in a musical      country music duo of all time.
his uncle wore a few years ago.      a recording session prior to the                                        world, but also a struggle of                The movie is 136 minutes
 Marcus decides that this is not     robbery Marcus humiliates                                               survival in a world of reality.        long and is rated PG-13 for some
for him so he takes his mother’s     Majestic and he orders Marcus                                                 The show begins by               language, and depiction of drug
place in the drug business. He       killed. On the night of the                                             introducing the young Cash             dependency. It is a great movie
works very hard, makes lots of       robbery Marcus is shot nine times                                       working in the Arkansas cotton         for any country music fan and a
money, and quickly rises up          by one of Majestic’s soldiers but                                       fields bonding a close relationship    great night for an opening to a
through the ranks. This causes       manages to survive. With the                                            with his brother, Jack. After the      new theater, with the exception
animosity and dissension in the      help of his girlfriend (Joy Bryant)                                     tragic death of Jack, Johnny’s life    of one little thing. One can leave
ranks. Marcus is set up.             and good friends Marcus fights                                          fills with depression and turmoil      his or her seat without their feet
During a search of his               his way back and becomes a                                              and quickly spirals into drugs and     sticking to the floor! Well, I guess
residence, the police find           famous “Gansta Rapper.”                                                 alcohol. He tries to make a living     it needs to be broken in!
cocaine and Marcus is                     This movie has been                                                supporting his wife, Vivian and
sentenced to a prison term.          compared to Eminem’s “8 mile”                                           his family. However, the story
                                                                                     CULTURE                                                                        DECEMBER 2005             5

The Diary of Anne Frank –
Too Much Spice
                                                                              The new XBOX 360 is here
Heather Whitcomb
                      Staff Writer
                                      went overboard. If you read the
                                      book you will find several scenes
                                                                              and it is making some noise
                                      where the play was not true to          David Kachman                              you had to make was whether or        comes with this premium
     I would first like to say that   the diary. The families in the                                   Staff Writer      not you were going to buy one,        platform. There is also one
bringing the production of the        Secret Annex celebrated                                                            they threw a rock into the            minuet detail with the two
Diary of Anne Frank to KCC            Christmas, not Hanukkah                       The new XBOX 360 is here             mix. The XBOX 360 was released        platforms: if you plan on using
was a wonderful idea. The cast        (even though they were Jewish),         and it is making some                      with two platform types. The first    any of your old XBOX games,
did an outstanding job, and the       Anne and her sister were not            noise. With the best graphics out          and cheapest is the Core              you better plan on either
set builders designed the Secret      close and did not comfort one           of any current gaming platform,            platform, which comes as              spending the extra $100 for the
Annex the exact way I imagines        another, Mrs. Van Daan was              it is sure to impress even the non         equipped as a 1960’s VW and           hard drive or spending the extra
it. My applause to all involved.      not nice to Anne and they were          gamer. It seems as if Microsoft            costing still $299. The premium       $100 on the premium
     However, I read the Diary        always arguing, and there were          pulled out all the stops when they         platform is definitely for the more   platform. All platform talk aside,
of Anne Frank before I watched        more than two Secret Annex              released this last creation. Ever          serious gamer, and those with a       the graphics are the same on each.
the play and I am not impressed       helpers, these are just a few of        since E3, most of the talk has             little bit more free cash. If you          The 360 has over 16 titles to
by the amount of things that          the issues I had with the               been about this new system and             want one of these bad boys, you       debut with, including Perfect
were changed. The most                production.                             what quality it has. But just when         can expect to dish out $399. But      Dark Zero, Call of Duty 2, and
obvious of the changes for me              I was also displeased with         you thought the only decision              as I said, it is for the serious      the new King Kong movie
was the absence of a main             the ending. Anne didn’t get a                                                                            gamer. The      inspired game. Call of Duty 2
helper, Ellie. In the book, Ellie     chance to write in her diary the                                                                         premium         looks to be one of the best picks
was the person Anne felt closes       last day she lived in hiding so                                                                          360 comes       for this new system. The graphics
to, she was the one that was          how was the production able                                                                              with a 20       are better then most PC games
able to get the books that were       to put into detail the arresting                                                                         gigabyte hard   that have released in the past
used for study, and she was the       of the Secret Annex families?                                                                            drive, wire-    year. Another good first pick for
one that was engaged to be            The end is supposed to be                                                                                less con-       a video game looks to be the
married. In the production, the       insinuated. I believe if there is                                                                        troller, com-   sequel Perfect Dark Zero.
roles of Meip and Ellie were          going to be a play based on a                                                                            ponent and           No matter what kind of
combined into one character,          true story, the beginning and                                                                            HD cables       games you like, the 360 will have
Meip. This was very confusing         ending should absolutely not                                                                             and        an   something for your taste. But
for me.                               be tampered with.                                                                                        XBOX live       plan on waiting to get one of
     The amount of creative                Again, I believe the                                                                                headset. All    those hot little systems. It is
liberty that was used was also        production was acted out very                                                                            in all over     expected that the next shipment
dissatisfying to me. I have been      well and the stage setup was                                                                             $200 dollars    of XBOX 360s could be as late
in plays and I do realize that        great, but the amount of                                                                                 worth of        as next January.
there has to be some spice            creative liberty used was taken                                                                          accessories
added to keep things                  overboard.
interesting, but this production

                                                                                         Above photo by David Kachman.

                                                                                               Top: XBOX 360 in
                                                                                           package, Right: Screen
                                                                                         shot of Call of Duty 2 for
                                                                                                       XBOX 360.

Anne Franke cast.                                      Photo by Bob Youngs.

                                                                                                                                             The time of year is here for the
                                                                                                                                        Salvation Army Tree.

                                                                                                                                     Starting now through December 9th, the College
                                                                                                                                     Life Office will be accepting gifts for the Angel
                                                                                                                                     Tree Party, which will take place on campus,
                                                                                                                                     December 10th.

                                                                                                                                     The tree is located in the Student Center
                                                                                                                                     cafeteria. Instructions are listed next to the
                                                                                                                                     tree. If you are able, please brighten this
                                                                                                                                     holiday season by giving a gift for those children
                                                                                                                                     and teens who are not as fortunate as some.

                                                                                                                                     If you want to know more about the Angel Tree
                                                                                                                                     or if you're interested in volunteering at the
                                                                                                                                     party, please contact the College Life Office
                                                                                                                                     at (269 )965-3931 ext.2634 or stop in!
6    DECEMBER 2005
How is it working for you?
                                    myself. I thought about the                 Chief after the semester is over.    he asked. I just brushed him off         passion for.
                                    ignorance that was running                  I had so much fun getting to         and replied, “Just not for me, I              Well, in celebration of cliche
                                    through my head at the                      know the staff writers and           guess.” In my head I was thinking,       goodbyes I’d like to take the
                                    beginning of the semester. Back             everyone in the publications         “What an odd question.” I really         opportunity to thank Tom
                                    in August, I thought four months            office, but I feel that there’s a    don’t understand why some                Webster, Kathy Jarvie, Penny Rose,
                                    seemed like a short period of               time in everyone’s life where they   people crave authority. I agree          our design interns and the rest of
                                    time. I thought I would be the              have to stop and think to            that it’s nice to have a little more     the Bruin staff for your guidance
                                    same person who was positive                themselves, “Is this working for     creative freedom, but I feel that        and a chance to learn. I’d also like
                                    that Drawing 1 was going to be              me?” and I feel that this is that    if my goal in life is to accomplish      to give a special thanks to all of
                                    an easy A. I’ll admit that this             time for me. I’ve decided that       control, especially when money’s         the Bruin staff writers for doing
                                    semester seemed to fly by, but              journalism isn’t something that      concerned, that I’d be setting           such a great job. As for them and
                                    I’ve made a lot of changes, and             I want to pursue as a career. A      myself up for deep disappoint-           anyone else who may be reading
                                    have taken a lot of responsibilities,       friend of mine stopped me in the     ment. Because most often there’s         this, I’d like to say good luck and
Laina Engel                         the paper being one of them.                hall and asked me why I would        going to be something or                 I hope everything’s “working for
                                                                                want to give up such an              someone above me that’s going            you.”
                    Editor-in-chief Although I did meet a lot of
                                    wonderful people through this               opportunity, “Why would you          to determine what I can and
     The other day, I decided to opportunity, I’ve decided to give              give up your title and all the       cannot do, so I better put myself
sit back and take in a moment to up my position as Editor-in-                   power that goes along with it?”      in a field that I have a strong

The Transfer Tango
David Kachman                           students. This part of the website      immediately transfer over. The       price on that Honda Civic, after         how much they will give you. This
                        Staff Writer    has all sorts of information that       other option is to fulfill the       driving and paying for a Ford Pinto      system for some of us is not very
                                        one might need to get started in        requirements given by each 4-year    for two years. By the time this is       well thought out. They take into
      When May rolls around,            the process, such as when               institution, which can also be       published, we will be in the middle      account that your family will give
some of us will be moving on from       applications are due for admission      found under the transfer part of     of scholarship season. Even though       you money for college even if you
this fine institution that is Kellogg   or when to sign up for classes.         their websites. Once you have        we are not in high school anymore,       are paying for it yourself. Another
Community College and going             WMU, for example, says to send          your ducks in a row, it is time to   there are still plenty of scholarships   flaw is that even if you live
to a four-year college or university.   your application to admission at        get your transcript sent to school   that we as transfer students get.        completely on your own and are
This delicate dance of transferring     least one semester before you plan      you hope to attend. There is a       Local foundations such as the            independent of your parents, all of
can be very hard or very easy; it       on attending. The hardest part to       small fee from KCC to have this      Battle Creek Community                   their information is put onto the
just depends on how we as               finding where you want to go after      done, but it is nominal when you     Foundation have scholarships for         FAFSA and they still use that to
students handle it. In my               KCC can be making sure that all         look at how much it is going to      those continuing their education         determine how much to give you.
transferring to WMU, I have             your credits will transfer with you.    cost you to actually go to the       to a four-year school, as does KCC.           After the application is done,
found that some of the best                   Most community colleges in        school. This point leads me to       If scholarships seem to elude you,       the transcript sent, the money
information comes right off the         Mi c h i g a n a n d f o u r - ye a r   possibly one of most important       then you should consider filling         almost all there it is time to sit back
website of the college you are          institutions have signed something      to us “poor” college students,       out the FAFSA, which is a federal        and relax for a short time and enjoy
looking at transferring. Most           called the MACRO Agreement,             money. I can equate the idea of      program that sees how much your          your last day as a Bruin here at
colleges have a spot on their           which has a group of core classes       the increase of credit costs from    “expected” family contribution to        KCC.
website dedicated to us transfer        you have to take and those will         KCC to a four-year to seeing the     your education is then calculate
                                                                                      OPINION                                                               DECEMBER 2005           7

       Blogs you’ll find on our website

 Time for Michigan’s Minimum
 Wage to Increase
 Jamie Towery                          shirt made of cotton, or $10 for
                                       one movie ticket. Prices are
      Did you know that is has         outrageous and it is hard to stay
 been eight years since the            out of debt with prices like these.
 minimum wage in Michigan              The prices of things we need in
 was last increased? Eight years       our society: food, shelter, clothes,
 ago, in 1997, I was 11 years old      and school have increased hugely.
 and the price of gas was              That doesn’t even include a
 approximately $1.10 per gallon,       vehicle, gas, bills, child care, and
 and today the price of gas is         the rest of the things we need
 approximately $2.28 per gallon.       ever yday. I just do not
 This means that in the past eight     understand how the government
 years, the price of gas per gallon    can take away so much money
 has increased by about $1.18,         for taxes and charge so much for
 but our minimum wage has              necessities, but expect us to pay
 maintained at the small amount        for it all with the $5.15 an hour
 of $5.15 per hour.                    we make.
      If the minimum wage was               And back to the gas thing
 worth what it was back in 1968,       again; for a worker earning $5.15
 it would be about $8.50 an hour.      per hour, he/she must work
 Work should be a bridge out of        about 30 minutes TAX-FREE
 poverty, but for many minimum         to put one gallon of unleaded
 wage earners it is not. At $5.15      gas in his/her vehicle, or about
 an hour, a full time year round       6 hours to fill up his/her 12
 worker earns a whopping               gallon take vehicle with unleaded
 $10,712 per year, which is            gas. That is not right.
 $5,000 less than the federal               According to the U.S
 poverty level for a family of         Department of Labor’s Bureau
 three.                                of Labor Statistics, raising the
      It is definitely about time      minimum wage would directly
 for the Congress to change the        benefit at least 464,000
 minimum wage. Living expenses         Michigan workers or 1 in 5
 have increased rapidly, but the       hourly workers statewide. This
 rate per hour has not. Eight years    is a simple matter of fairness.
 ago, I know it did not cost $50       Anyone who puts in a fair day’s
 for a pair of jeans or $100,000       work should receive a fair day’s
 for a decent size house is a decent   pay. It is time for the Michigan
 neighborhood, but today it is         Legislature to stand up for
 very easy to spend $50-$100 for       Michigan workers and raise
 a pair of jeans, $100,000 or          Michigan’s minimum wage.
 more for a house, $20 for one

Cell phone etiquette
 Rebecca Schneider                     words of anguish are interrupted
                                       by “Gentlemen start your
      Let me start with: I do love     engines!” Some may find this
 having my cell phone. Being a         funny. I find it inexcusable.
 full-time student and mom, it              Another example was
 is nice to know my family can         during a poetry reading on
 contact me if a problem should        campus. While this person tried
 arise.                                very hard to hush her phone
      Since cell phones have           quickly, the damage was already
 become more and more                  done. The spell of the poem
 prevalent, basic considerations       being read was broken.
 for when it is appropriate to              Bad cell phone etiquette is
 have it turned on have not            rampant. You have heard it.
 progressed along with the             Maybe you are guilty of it. The
 technology.                           distinctive Nextel two-way
      This fall I attended KCC’s       jingle can be heard in classes on
 performance of The Diary of           campus daily. My personal
 Anne Frank, I was listening to        favorite is during church. Nice.
 a very moving monologue being         Then the culprit tries to make
 given by an actor portraying          a cute joke about God calling.
 Anne Frank’s father, Otto. Tears           It is time to develop a new
 were rolling down my cheeks.          habit. This habit is to quiet your
 Sniffles could be heard               phone. And really the world
 throughout the theatre. Otto is       will not end if you turn it off
 standing in the space designated      for an hour or two.
 as his dead daughter’s room. His

Where is Everybody?
Brian Donaldson                     and to you I say, “What is with                 The first one to say “you will         I soon learned that although much for something for yourself
                       Staff Writer you? Why did you come to
                                                                              receive 10 points for showing up        college is crazy, a portion of the and then just not show up?
                                    class?” I have to tell you when I         to class, 10 points for participating   student body is lazy. Some of
     It is Monday morning and first started college shortly after
class is about to begin. So, where turning 41, I thought my in-
is everybody? Yeah, I am talking structor’s were a little “out there.”
                                                                              and this will count for 50% of
                                                                              your grade” I thought it was
                                                                              absolutely crazy!
                                                                                                                      you may take offense to this,
                                                                                                                      others will laugh it off, but
                                                                                                                      seriously why would you pay so
                                                                                                                                                                  ?   ?
                                                                                    SPORTS                                                                  DECEMBER 2005             8

Bruin men jump start season                                                                                          High Expectations for
                                                                                                                     Bruin Men’s Basketball
Bob Youngs                          (Battle Creek/Harper Creek) and        that you have to win the
                       Guest Writer Ba r r y Pa rk e r ( Ab e rd e e n ,
                                    Scotland/Pennfield) see action
                                                                           rebounding battle. If you win
                                                                           the rebounding battle, you’ve got
     Basketball shoes with spring- late in the game.                       a very good chance to win.” Brian Donaldson                                College and Gloucester (NJ), in
loaded heels might be the                                                       Stout likes his chances. He’s                        Staff Writer     the Owens Tip-off Tournament.
wave of the future.                                                        got a very talented group that is                                          They came back with impressive
     However, if anyone                                                    comprised of players mostly from        The KCC Men’s basketball           victories over Concordia, 99-71
watched the Bruin men at                                                   the Detroit area, but feels his team has started the year and is           and Columbus St., 93-79. The
their home opener, it looked                                               team is coming together nicely. looking for good things in the             Bruins will look to a couple of
like some of them already                                                                                     MCCAA Western Conference.               key returning players in Cory
snatched up early                                                                                             Coach Clint Stout is in his 4th         Broyles, a 5-10 sophomore guard
prototypes of those shoes.                                                                                    year at the helm and is preparing       from Benton Harbor and Mike
     “Our biggest difference                                                                                  the Bruins for further success          Bowers, a 6-5 sophomore forward
was the big fellas,” said                                                                                     down the road. “The non-                from Custer. Broyles is a second
Coach Clint Stout. “We’ve                                                                                     conference schedule is very             team all-conference performer
got T.A. (Toriano Adams),                                                                                     difficult, but by design. We need       and is averaging 23 points per
Jordan (Cunningham) and                                                                                       to prepare the younger kids for         game. Bowers will help out down
Cortez Smith. We did                                                                                          league play” said Stout.                low. The Bruins will also look to
damage with them down                                                                                              The Bruins are currently 2-        new-comers Toriano Adams from
low.” It was damage that Cunningham shoots.                                                                   2, losing to Owens Community            River Rouge High School, who
the Concordia University                                                                                                                                  is leading the team in
basketball squad couldn’t                                                                                                                                 r e b o u n d s a n d Jo r d a n
control. KCC, with their big            While the locals got                                                                                              Cunningham for added depth.
men, ran past the Cardinals, 99- their playing time, it was                                                                                                According to Coach Stout,
71, in their home opener on Stout’s trio from the                                                                                                         the team continues to improve
November 9.                         Detroit area that got the                                                                                             on defense, but will need to
     The Bruins opened the first dirty work done early.                                                                                                   get stronger in rebounding as
half with a dominating effort in To r i a n o A d a m s                                                                                                   the season progresses. The
crashing the boards. “That’s (Detroit/River Rouge)                                                                                                        league should be very com-
(rebounds/put-backs) going to led the Bruins with 23                                                                                                      competitive and balanced this
be the key for us,” said Stout. points behind a 10-13                                                                                                     year. The Bruins open up their
“We played in a very tough night from the floor and                                                                                                       league portion on January 4th
tournament last weekend, and, 3-5 shooting at the                                                                                                         at home against Glen Oaks
we won the rebounding battle, charity stripe. Jordan                                                                                                      Community College. On
but, we got beat because we didn’t C u n n i n g h a m                                                                                                    December 10th they host
finish many of those put-backs. ( De t ro i t / No r t h e r n )                                                                                          Edison Community College
 Tonight, we did.” Indeed so. added 19 points (9-11                                                                                                       in the final non-conference
Stout’s troops hounded after the FG, 1-1 FT) and Cortez                                                                                                   game at home.
ball in the first half, getting 16 Smith (Southfield)                                                                                Photo by Bob Youngs.

lay-ups/put-backs en route to a chipped in 9. All told,
49-36 halftime lead.                the big men tallied 21 of
     In the second half, the the Bruins’ 30 baskets
                                                                                             Photos by Bob Youngs.     DECEMBER - JANUARY BRUIN
onslaught continued, beginning made inside of the paint. Talk               “The biggest challenge with                    SPORTS CALENDER
with a Jordan Cunningham steal about domination.                           junior college is that we only have
which led to a pretty windmill          Even though the Bruins’ had        two years to work with guys.              MEN’S BASKETBALL
dunk that excited the crowd. their supremacy in the paint, they            Gelling is always a challenge,            DECEMBER
“Our young big guys are making also had their share of transition          too.” Stout hopes his tough non-          2     Cincinnati State Community College             A    7:00
a lot of progress,” added Stout. play, which led to four dunks and         conference schedule - and big             3     Columbus State Community College               A    3:00
The young team never looked numerous lay-ups. “Any time                    men with seemingly spring-                7     Mott Community College                         A    7:30
back and raced on to a you can get in the open court -                     loaded shoes - will translate into        10    Edison Community College                       H    3:00
comfortable victory that saw I believe we’ve got the athletes -            MCCAA wins, where Grand                   16-17 Kirkland Christmas Tournament                  A    TBA
locals Lewis Goode (Battle we can run with [anyone],” said                 Rapids and Lansing are the
Creek/Central), Ryan Voegler Stout. “The key to basketball is              favorites this season.                    JANUARY

Hockeytown is Back
                                                                                                                     2    Edison Community College                        A    3:00
                                                                                                                     4    Glen Oaks Community College                     H    7:30
                                                                                                                     7    Muskegon Community College                      A    7:30
                                     resigned Brendan Shanahan,            lack of depth and goal tending            11   Lansing Community College                       H    7:30
Brian Donaldson                                                                                                      13   Kalamazoo Valley Community College              A    7:00
                                     Chris Chelios, and made a             against better offensive outputs
                      Staff Writer                                                                                   18   Grand Rapids Community College                  H    7:30
                                     priority to retain the younger        this year will be hard to overcome.
     In the hearts of many           backbone of the team in Henrik             However, the Redwings are            21   Ancilla College                                 A    1:00
Redwing fans this year, the          Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.         15-3-1 currently and own the              25   Lake Michigan College                           H    7:30
uncertainty of a new beginning            Babcock brings in a new          NHL’S best record. With this              28   Glen Oaks Community College                     A    3:00
was prominent. After the NHL         style; no-nonsense, full discipline   outstanding start in hockeytown,
strike wiped out all of last year,   type of atmosphere. With his          it could be a start to better things
the league went through a            philosophy of up-tempo and hard       to come, maybe a challenge for            WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
transition of many changes.          working, fast skating combined        the cup, after all.                       DECEMBER
     Salary caps were enforced       with some of the new rules                                                      1    Oakland Community College                       A    7:00
throughout the league. The           enforced, could lead to success.                                                3    St. Clair Community College                     A    5:00
Wings had one of the largest         The game will be faster as a zero                                               7    Owens Community College                         A    3:00
payrolls in the league, which        tolerance on interference,                                                      9-10 Macomb Community College                        A    4:00
forced them to take an               hooking and holding/obstruction                                                 14   Mott Community College                          A    5:30
approximate $30 million cut. To      will help. Also, a crack down on                                                17   Hope College JV                                 A    3:30
make way for the cap, the Wings      unsportsmanlike conduct will be                                                 19   Schoolcraft Community College                   A    6:00
made difficult decisions in          enforced to a greater extent.
releasing Jason Woolley, Mathieu     Changes in zones will aid to more                                               JANUARY
Dandenault, Ray Whitney, Brett       offensive production. The neutral                                               4    Glen Oaks Community College                     H    5:30
Hull, Curtis Joseph, and long-       zone will be reduced and the                                                    7    Muskegon Community College                      A    5:30
time fan favorite Darren McCarty,    addition of four feet in each of                                                11   Lansing Community College                       H    5:30
to name a few.                       the offensive zones should help                                                 14   Kalamazoo Valley Community College              A    1:00
     However, the Wings with         out on power play opportunities.                                                18   Grand Rapids Community College                  H    5:30
first year coach, Mike Babcock,           Most media publications                                                    21   Ancilla College                                 A    1:00
were not content in a total          pick the Wings to challenge in                                                  25   Lake Michigan College                           H    5:30
rebuilding process. They held        the Central Division, but remain                                                28   Glen Oaks Community College                     A    1:00
onto a few crafty veterans such      skeptic about their chances for a
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as the captain, Steve Yzerman,       cup. A question concerning the

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