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  • The HornetThe Voice of Fullerton CollegeSeptember 10, 2014Volume 100, Issue 1

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    3 4 5 6 7NEWSCapturing campus culture as students adjust to fall schedule.

    OPINIONIs pouring a bucket of ice water on your head raising awarness or another social media trend.

    A.C.EProfessors showcase artwork at biennial exhibit.

    LOCALArtist raised awarness of homelessness by painting a clear perspective to audience.

    SPORTSFootball makes incredible comeback.

    Falling back into session

    Photo by Stephanie Lara, The Hornet


    News Briefs2

    September 10, 1994Cinco de Mayo celebration

    escalates into a 25 member march around the Quad.

    September 9, 1984Daycare faced lawsuit due to it generating too much traffic and

    noise late at night.

    September 11, 1985Large fire started in a vent under a

    bench on the Quad.

    September 12, 1975A man was reported to be carrying

    a gun at the Cinco de Mayo celebration. Reports were false.

    September 10, 2014CAUTIONCAUTIONWEEKLY LOG OF CRIME STATISTICSCampus Safetys August 25-September 7August 25-September 7

    Emergency ContactsCampus Safety Phone Number: Emergency Phone Number: Fullerton Police Department: Fullerton Fire Department:

    (714) 992-7080(714) 992-7777(714) 738-6700(714) 738-6122

    Early college program gets bell award

    There are many veteran students on campus who deserve a day in their honor and to do this a Veterens Day Celebration Planning Committee needs to be developed. Faculty and staff who are interested in planning the Veterans Day Celebration are asked to contact Paul McKinley at pmckinley@fullcoll.edu

    Veterans Day commitee members wanted

    The Anthropology Department wants to give students a chance to understand what anthropology is and what an anthropologist does. Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 they will have their doors open to students and staff. Anyone who is interested should stop by for some literature, resources and articles about anthropology from 1:30-3 p.m. in Room 1416. For more information contact Professor Karen Markley at kmarkley@fullcoll.edu

    Anthropology department open house

    Photo by NAME, The Hornet

    1. Aug. 25, 2014Petty Theft - 488 P.C.400 building

    2. Aug. 26, 2014Petty Theft - 488 P.C.

    Parking Structure - lv. 1

    3. Aug. 26, 20145150 WIC-Danger to

    others/Danger to selfParking Structure - lv. 1

    4. Aug. 27, 2014Hit and Run-Parked

    VehicleParking Structure - lv. 1

    5. Aug. 27, 2014243.2 (a)(1) P.C. Battery

    on school property, community college.

    Staff Lot A.

    6. Sep. 2, 2014Auto Burglary 459 P.C.Parking Structure -

    West Entrance

    7. Sep. 3, 2014Trespassing on campus/

    warning issued 626.6 P.C Between 100 building and 1100 building.

    8. Sep. 3, 2014 Leaking Acetylene Tank700 building - Welding


    Fullerton College, Buena Park High School and Cal State Fullerton are reciving a Golden Bell Award for their Early College Program this December. The Early College Program allows high school students to take college classes that are UC and CSU transferable during their regular school day while also completing their high school requirements.

    Affordable care act information session Do you need information on the Affordable Care Act? There will be

    a representative on the Quad every first and third Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They will be there to answer any and all of your questions. Health Services also has information in the lobby of the Health Center to provide students and staff with information related to the Affordable Care Act.

    Associated Students are looking for students to serve as Senators and Senate Members for the Fall and Springe semester. The elections booth will be held on September 17 and 18 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. In order to vote students must have their current student i.d. Associated students are in charge of representing the student body and holding responsible leadership positions. For more information visit the A.S. Office in room 222 or Student Affairs in room 223.

    Art faculty biennial exhibitionThe 2014 Art faculty exhibit is now open to the public through

    Oct. 8. It features work from faculty and staff. These artists generate different styles of artwork that is seen as compelling and complex. They utilize a variety of styles, concepts and techniques. Admission is free and open to the public.

    Second annual shoe driveThe Fullerton College Chris Lamm Memorial Food Bank and the

    Anaheim Salvation Army are co-sponsoring the colleges second annual Shoe Drive. There will be collection boxes on campus at the Fullerton College foundation office and at the NOCCCD offices on the eight and ninth floors. The Salvation Army will give the Food Bank $0.75 per pound of shoes collected. For more information contact Vanessa Miller at ext. 27093 or vmiller@fullcoll.edu.

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    Be apart of an award winning publication serving Fullerton College for over 90 years. Looking for writers, photographers, and videographers to cover the news and events of Fullerton COllege. Work is publised in print and onlie format

    Staff is creating a multimedia web project to bring a human face on the topic of immigration. Personal stories, enforcement, legal, educational and government angles are included. Future staff will build on this project and develop new topics

    For more information about these programs please contactJournalism Professor Jay Seidel at (714) 992-7575 or jseidel@fullcoll.edu

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    Fall Semester back in full force

  • The HornetServing Fullerton College since 1922

    The Hornet is published as a learning experience, under the guidance of Fullerton Colleges journalism program.

    The editorial and advertising published herein, including any opinions expressed, are the responsibility of the student newspaper staff.

    Under appropriate and federal court decisions and California law, college newspapers are free from prior restraint by virtue of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

    Accordingly, information published in this newspaper, including any opinions expressed, should not be interpreted to represent the position of the North Orange County Community College District, Fullerton College, or any officer or employee thereof.

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    Editor-in-ChiefMartin Becerra

    Managing EditorRebeka Nop

    News EditorNicole King

    Local EditorAlexandra Juarez

    Arts, Culture & EntertainmentCory Knowles

    Sports EditorJason Burch

    Photo EditorMathew Flores

    Copy Editor Brittany Gonzales

    Staff ReportersGina Allstun

    Candice AnthonyAnastacia Barbosa

    Kim CisnerosHetty La

    Stephanie LaraAmanda LeeConnie LeeJoshua Min

    Angela PresentadiAlex SchegetzKaitlin SudaLuke Wilson

    Adviser Jay Seidel

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    ALS ice bucket challenge: easy ice

    4 September 10, 2014

    By now the vast majority of society has heard of the latest trend called the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ice Bucket Challenge is an activity that consists of a person dumping a bucket of ice cold water over their heads.

    As silly as this might sound to some, the reason behind this is to raise public awareness on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrigs disease.

    ALS is a rapidly progressive and fatal neurological disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. This results in difficulty breathing, swallowing, speaking and the ability to control voluntary muscle movement.

    Many of us cannot begin to fathom the thought of what people with ALS must be going through or feeling, knowing that their life expectancy can average from two to five years from the time of diagnosis.

    One set of rules for the Ice Bucket Challenge is that a person must either donate $100 to an ALS charity of their choice or dump a bucket of ice cold water over their heads.

    From there, they must nominate other people to do the challenge, which they have 24 hours to complete. In the recent months, the Ice Bucket Challenge has become increasingly popular not just amongst people but with celebrities, politicians and athletes. Famous figures such as Justin Timberlake, Tom Cruise, Tina Fey and Will Smith are performing the challenge and then posting on social media, which is why it is no surprise that various people have jumped on the bandwagon to do the same. However, some celebrities have opted out after being challenged. Zachary Quinto declined the challenge as he mentioned that California was going through a drought and the need for clean water in developing countries. Pamela Anderson also opted out, stating that she did not approve of the experimentation on animals for ALS research. Carey Hart refused to do the challenge as he found it annoying that people were obsessed with the challenge and forgetting the real reason behind it. In less than one month alone since the trend went viral, the ALS Association

    has raised over $41.8 million in hopes of finding a cure for the estimated 5,600 people in the United States who are diagnosed with ALS each year. The ALSA has currently raised $100 million in total. An article was recently released on www.vox.com with a statistics chart from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that showed the difference between money raised for a disease and which disease caused the most deaths in the U.S. ALS was one of the top four to raise the most money for the cause yet it was at the bottom of the list for most deaths, with heart disease being number one. The chart also shows that more people die of diabetes or from suicide than ALS, yet funding for diabetes and suicide are at the last bottom of the list. Should charities for heart disease, diabetes or suicide prevention create their own trend to raise more awareness and funds for research? Will this help them get noticed by people and cause an incline in donations? It will always be considered humane and generous to donate to any charity and that is what people need to consider: to give without an incentive. Just donate. Whether it is for the funding of ALS research or another disease that people will battle. Because if you are pouring a bucket of ice cold water over your head just so you can post the video on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter and not donating, then what is the point you are trying to make? It is unfortunate that one day many people will look back and reminisce on the Ice Bucket Challenge and categorize it in pop culture under the same trend as the Harlem Shake or YOLO instead of what it was really trying to signify.

    Is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge truly raising awareness or just another bandwagon social media trend?

    Alene Masse is a Communications - Journalism major at Cal State Fullerton.

    Photo courtesy of NBC Universal/ Getty ImagesThe plunge: Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge along with other celebrities on his show.

    ALENE MASSESpecial to the Hornet

    One of the greatest rights of being in the U.S. is having the right to

    freedom of speech. However, there needs to be a line drawn between fact and opinion in the classroom.

    Everyone has the right to voice their own opinions in the classroom but the educators and professors should not state their personal views as fact unless supported by evidence.

    If one is to express a certain thought that is not factual, they should disclaim it as their personal view.

    When a professor expresses something to the class that is of their belief but states it as evidential, it should not be permitted within the learning environment.

    One example is of a professor indicating a U.S. president as being an idiot during the course of teaching a lesson. Educators as such are in a work field that involves restrictions; which includes the proper use of oral language coming from a professional unbiased stand

    point. Within the college environment, there is a certain presence that students are no longer children but that does not mean those students are no longer sensitive to their beliefs.The college classroom is an

    environment of adults with adult point of views. When a professor makes the choice to completely overlook the sensitivity of their students, that is demeaning.

    Students are paying to get a proper education from the employees and if certain professors choose to ignore performing with unbiased professionalism, simply to express themselves or try to make a point, that is not right.

    Students have the same rights as their educators and there is no excuse for any person to degrade another simply due to contradicting opinions.

    Having freedom of speech, does not mean there needs to be a negative environment within a learning atmosphere.

    Although classrooms should include personal expression and free speech, those beliefs need to remain disclosed as opinions unless it includes evidential support.

    COUNTERPOINTFPOINT Freedom of speech in the

    classroom is something that is very important. Students and faculty alike should feel safe and comfortable enough to express their own opinions on subject matters that is relevant to the class.

    The best way to learn something is to talk it out, get ideas from one other and then do research on your own.

    All professors are not created equal. Some are more vocal on their opinions on the subject matter that they are teaching than others. But are they in the wrong? No.

    If a student doesnt agree or are offended by what they are saying, the great thing about college is that one can just get up and leave, speak up or drop the class.

    Youre paying for your education. You dont have to hire that professor if you dont agree with what they have to say.

    Professors who are more out spoken, especially giving insight to what they believe is critical to the learning curve. They are masters at what they teach and most of the time, know what students can and cannot handle. The shock factor works wonders when it comes to opening up possibilities for another way of

    thinking. An instructor

    opens up conversation by stating what they believe, which opens up thought process from others and then a discussion.

    The professor sets up their classroom with their opinion which opens up gateways to learning what the other students think. The quiet ones may be too shy to join in on discussions but it doesnt mean that they are not taking in the environment and forming their own thoughts and opinions on the subject.

    There should be a censorship when it comes to teaching grade school but when its at a college level, instructors expect the students to already have some sort of opinion or belief. Their job is not to baby or spoon feed the information by censoring their opinions. They will poke and probe and take that comfort zone away in order to make a point. This will either solidify the opinions or beliefs you already have or change the perspective on everything you thought you knew.

    OpinionLet freedom of

    speech ringREBEKA NOP

    Managing EditorNICOLE KINGNews Editor

  • Roscoes House of Chicken N Waffles is a famous soul food restaurant that has been the talk of the town. Their newest location opened in Anaheim this August, making it their seventh location throughout Southern California.

    The menu offers a wide variety of

    mouthwatering meals and sides. Corn bread, mac and cheese, greens and biscuits are just some of the menu items that are offered.

    The Orange County location makes it easy for students and faculty to enjoy the classic chicken and waffles combo with just a 15 minute drive, instead of going to one of the other locations located in Long Beach, Hollywood or Pasadena.

    The food was delicious. Customers claim that the food was just as good as the first time they tried it. The Carol B.

    Special or number 13 was very appetizing and quite filling. The waffles were crispy and chicken breast was cooked to perfection. It is definitely a must try.

    The location is spacious with a lot of seating. It can get really busy because there is a lot of movement going on but overall, it is very homelike.

    The prices are reasonable, even being so close to the Disneyland Resort. Menu prices range from $10-30. These reasonable prices allow college students to enjoy an affordable and tasty meal.

    Warren Walkerson, manager of Roscoes in Anaheim is continuously on the go, making sure that all of his customers are satisfied. The employees are courteous and accommodating, starting with the hosts at the front door. The servers are

    quick and efficient, making the experience very pleasing. Even the security guards are helpful by helping customers with parking and keeping everything under control.

    The restaurant is open daily from 8 a.m. to midnight.

    Roscoes House of Chicken and Waffles is located at 2110 S. Harbor Blvd. in Anaheim near Disneyland.

    The Sacred Streets Project is holistic integration of art and social engagement, created for and inspired by the homeless community.

    This project seeks to bring dignity and beauty through art to those individuals who have been eschewed by society.

    Homelessness has been a big issue in the United States and if you live in Orange County or Los Angeles County, you more than likely have experienced what its like to have to engage with or avoid a homeless person.

    These individuals are still a part of our community, yet they are ignored. People go about their day and pretend not to see them, usually walking the other way and avoid eye contact.

    As soon as a homeless person approaches, windows are rolled in car windows and pretend to look for something.

    Sometimes those individuals feel like a piece of cardboard

    on the street, said Jason Leith, creator and artist of the Sacred Streets Project.

    Leiths goal wasnt only to create art, he wanted to connect with the individuals in our society that have been sidestepped.

    He wanted the inspiration for the project to be able to witness the art, so he created a sacred space to display the artwork on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

    Skid Row is a well known area that populates one of the largest homeless communities in the U.S. The sidewalks are paraded with these individuals and their cardboard box homes, tents and shopping carts.

    This place served as Leiths main inspiration for the project.

    Leith met the individuals that inspired the 12 portraits displayed in a temporary structure in the heart of Skid Row.

    The portraits were painted on unconventional materials that could be found on Skid Row such as cardboard boxes, pieces of wood, plastic bags, newspapers and clothing.

    The importance of that to me

    is that this is the stuff that they are surrounded by everyday. This is junk that they are very intimately related with, Leith said.

    That is why he wanted to turn these objects into something artistic to give these individuals something back. He spent hours on Skid Row getting to know these individuals that served as his inspiration. He wanted to connect with them.

    Leith hopes that the audience gets to see the homeless community from a different perspective.

    Orange County can now witness this astounding project close to home.

    The art exhibit is now being hosted at the Begovich Gallery at Cal State Fullerton. It is a temporary exhibit that will run until Oct. 11 2014.

    5The Hornet LocalSacred beauty for the homeless community

    Lisha 2013: Art created by Jason Leith on found cement, tar paper and charcoal.

    Sculpture of a homeless man on Skid Row created by Chris Chinn, BegoviGallery at CSUF.

    The talk of the town The unusual yet popular soul food favorite arrives near home.

    Shadows: This photo represents a homeless person laying on a bench, lonely cold and alone.

    STEPHANIE LARAHornet Reporter

    Photo by Stephanie Lara, The HornetThe Carol B Chicken and Waffle special offered at Roscoes Restaurant.

    Photos by Alexandra Juarez, The Hornet

    Roscoes House of Chicken N Waffles sign located near the entrance. Photo by Stephanie Lara, The Hornet

    The lost dignity of the homeless of Skid Row is restored through art.ALEXANDRA JUAREZLocal Editor

  • Funny business in Fullerton

    Arts, Culture & Entertainment September 10, 20146Instructors show what theyre made of Fullerton Colleges world renowned instructors display their best work at this semesters Faculty Biennial Exhibition.Gina AllstunHornet Reporter

    When Dimithri Perera described a perfect week in his career, he did so with the nobleness and affection that a superhero would poses when describing why they save the world.

    Forty hours a week filming and performing, and on my off time I would teach and take classes, Perera said. Performing is my life.

    Thats just a testament to Pereras work ethic. The man is a workhorse with a goal so clear-cut that its prevalent in his demeanor.

    He sat up straight; his hands clinched tightly around an Ethos water bottle from Starbucks, excitedly introducing himself as he eagerly awaited our interview.

    Perera is a true representation of a student that has taken advantage of the opportunities that Fullerton College has to offer. Being a student of the writing, filming, and performing arts programs, Perera has been able to compliment his freakishly rabid determination for success and a rawness of comedic reality with valuable industry skills.

    Currently enrolled in Victor Phans intermediate screenwriting

    class, Perera is honing in on his writing skills as he completes his work on a feature length film he has been writing. He explained his writing process with the prestige of a tenured professor.

    I come up with a premise and then I write a short bio on each character, how they fit together, then I write a very loose skeleton outline, Perera said. Once I get a whole twenty pages of notes, Ill make it into the script. I dont have to worry about the plot, just the comedy.

    Perera attributes his writing skills to his earlier, elementary school years. The programs were very writing heavy and young students were required to submit a writing portfolio at the end of the year. While attending Golden Hill elementary school in Fullerton, Perera was enrolled in the G.A.T.E. program (Gifted and Talented Education).

    I started off with short stories there, Perera said. Then I moved on to screenplays.

    As a writer, actor, improv artist, and student, Pereras schedule is seemingly congested, yet he still

    dedicates time to teach young students of the craft. Perera teaches three kids

    improv classes and one adult improv class at Stagelight Performing

    Arts in Brea. In his classes he emphasizes that impov is not a one-man show, that teamwork

    is the most important rule in comedy improvisation teams. In between preparing young minds for the stage and his successful improv group, Perera still manages to work a full-time job at Neiman Marcus.

    Inspired by shows like Whos line is it Anyway and performers like Wayne Brady, after graduating high school from Troy in 2010, Perera

    tapped into his comedic-entrepreneurial sense and founded his pride-and-joy, the Laugh Chance comedy improv team.

    Laugh Chance is currently a fixation at STAGES Theatre in Fullerton a non-profit community theatre that provides local artist a forum for performing. Laugh Chance has been the longest running and most successful improv group at STAGES and continues to expand their fan base with every show. The comedy team has also performed at Second City in Hollywood, Chapman University, and at a Cal. State Fullerton charity event for homelessness awareness. When asked what separates Laugh Chance from other improv groups, Perera simplified it.

    Its not enough that we are, or are working towards being the best team out there. We can do quality, quality shows -- amazing, artistically creative shows where the audience is like what did I see? That just changed my life, Perera said. You also have to have flash . . . you have to look good and be good.

    Maybe it was the DCs Flash T-shirt that he was wearing, but Pereras creative goal is to merry flash and substance in a way that appeals to all viewers. With Laugh Chance, he seems to be doing just that. The comedy improv troupe can be seen performing at STAGES community theatre in Fullerton, every first and third Friday at 10:30 p.m.

    The ultimate goal for Perera and Laugh Chance is as transparent as his confidence. The goal is to get paid for what I would anyways do, so I can get rid of the jobs that I dont need, Perera said. Then the skys the limit . . .I can take a tap dancing class.

    Perera is not too far off from achieving his goal he claimed, but far off enough to cry myself to sleep at night.

    For more information on Laugh Chance, visit their website: www.laughchance.com or check out their facebook: www.facebook.com/laughchance.

    Students and guests gathered outside the Fullerton College Art Gallery, munching on pita bread and hummus while waiting for the Art Gallery Director Carol Henke to open the doors to officially kick off this semesters first art exhibition.

    Art Gallery design students, wearing staff tags, milled about the room answering questions about the artwork and making sure that guests avoided walking into free standing pieces.

    The exhibition takes a little over three months of organizing before the doors open to the public. Henke explained that Art Department staff started planning the show in May.

    Staff submitted pieces two weeks before the semester started, Henke said. It takes a couple of weeks to hang the pieces and design the lighting.

    The faculty exhibition runs every other year to allot for time on the calendar for the permanent collection. All of the art in this exhibition are brand new pieces.

    It was all Carols and Bills work this time, said Art Gallery student Manny Ortiz. They showed us how to handle each piece with gloves, how to hang the pieces at eye level and set up lighting. The next show will be ours [the students].

    The Dean of Fine Arts, Robert Jensen, thanked guests for coming and encouraged them to come back and visit any time. He emphasized that the instructors here are working, well known artists and that the department is what it is because of the staff.

    We love the Art Gallery program. We

    love the art department, Jensen said. We looked back a 100 years recently and the art stories have always been essential stories.

    Fullerton College President, Rajen Vurdien, continued the love, telling students that have chosen Fullerton College that they have made a premier choice.

    On display is a great representation of the courses the art department has to offer: 3D computer animation video, graphite pencil drawings, colorful acrylic paintings, and bronze sculptures. Guests were often seen by the interactive pieces by Jim Nickell: The Devil Made Me and Gato Space Ball.

    Nickell was posted by the door, tallying the incoming visitors, by 6 p.m. the number had passed 200, which Henke said is a good showing for only being halfway through the opening. Instructors Nancy Schrieber-Smith and Michelle Van Ry stood by their pieces, speaking to any guests that had questions.

    Stop by the Art Gallery located on the first floor in building 1000 in Room 1004. It truly is a chance to see our instructors at work.

    Photo by Nicole King, The Hornet

    Student generates laughs with improv troupe.Cory KnowlesA.C.E. Editor

    When: Sep. 8-Oct. 8Where: Art Gallery,

    Room 1004Time: 12:00 p.m.-2:00

    p.m.Website: http://art.


    Kepler by Philip Dimitriadis is one of the sculptures that can be found at the exhibit in the Fullerton Art Gallery.

    Photo courtesy of Laugh ChanceDimithri Perera as he prepares for comedic battle with his improv team.

  • The Hornet 7Sports

    Friday night at Shapell Stadium in Yorba Linda the Fullerton Hornets football season kicked off. The Hornets took on the visiting Ventura Pirates.

    It wasnt the cleanest start, but the Hornets finished strong, defeating the Ventura Pirates 29-10.

    Early on it was evident Fullerton was playing their first game of the season. Both offenses looked out of sync early on. The Pirates forced two Hornet fumbles and Venturas Chris Marshall caught the Hornet special teams flat footed when he returned a punt 56 yards for a touchdown with 10:36 left in the first quarter.

    Going into the second quarter it looked like the Hornets would be in for a long night.

    Defensive Coordinator Brian Crooks got his group to refocus after the punt return.

    That first punt return was just the speed of college football. I told my guys that we cant take a play off. They were going kind of slow and feeling it out a little bit. After that they realized they needed to do everything full speed. Crooks explained.

    The Hornet defense started shifting the momentum early in the second. With 13:52 left in the second quarter, the Hornets held the Pirates to a 37-yard field goal. The defense would not relinquish another point the rest of the night.

    Crooks talked about the key to the defenses success.

    We blitzed a lot, but our three and four man fronts got good pressure too. We wanted to stop the quick pass. Our goal is always to get the offense back on the field.

    Following their defenses lead, the Hornets offense began to show signs of life midway through the second quarter. Freshman quarterback Joey Verhaegh started to find a bit of rhythm leading the Hornet offense on a seven play 30-yard drive, capped off by a two-yard touchdown run by Eugene Baker to put them on the scoreboard with just under four minutes to play in the half.

    Hornets defensive end Dorian Watters really gave the team a lift with back to back sacks, forcing the Pirates to punt with just over six minutes to go in the third

    quarter. The momentum carried over to the offense and Verheagh took over.

    Watters thinks it was a little bit of strategy and a lot of energy.

    I wanted to beat him up a lot early and let him get tired. He was a big guy so I knew he would get tired eventually. Then I could just bait him, let him think Im going inside and then use my speed to go outside. Its a lot of energy built up, I havent played in two years so I had to let it out. Watters said.

    Verhaegh really hit his stride midway through the third quarter. The freshman quarterback led the Hornets on a seven play 80-yard drive and finished it off with a 14-yard pass caught by Ryan Markush. The extra point try was blocked by the Pirates, but after the ball was bobbled around in a scrum, Austin Steele wound up with the ball and walked into the end zone to complete a bizarre unintentional two point conversion. Hornets led 15-10 and never looked back.

    Verheagh finished strong, totaling 240 yards passing with one touchdown and went on to lead his offense on two more successful 80-yard drives. Khalill Wilson ran the ball strong and helped wear down the Pirate defense late in the game. Wilson finished with 100 yards and one touchdown.

    Having trouble moving the ball, the Pirates offense went to a quarterback by committee system to shake things up and get something going. Starting quarterback Nick Duckworth, who finished with 95 yards passing and two interceptions, gave way to Jalen Brady and Marc Evans. The quarterback rotation did little to penetrate the Hornet defense, which allowed only 158 total yards on the evening.

    Defensive back Andre Pierman and defensive end Dorian Watters led the stifling Hornet defense. Pierman finished with a team high seven solo tackles to go along with a forced fumble and an interception. Watters finished with four solo tackles, including two sacks and two tackles for a loss.

    The Hornets finished with four fumbles and an interception. No doubt they will be working on ball security at practice this week.

    The Hornets look to improve to 2-0 next week when they travel to Mt. San Antonio College to face the Mounties. The game starts at 6:00pm on Saturday at Hilmer Lodge Stadium. The Mounties (1-0) are coming off a 42-19 blowout victory over Canyons College.

    Hornets overcome bumpy start against Ventura

    JASON BURCHSports Editor

    Slow start by Hornets offense is minimized by dominant defensive performance and resurgent second half.

    Womens Golf


    Cross Country

    Water Polo



    September 10, 2014 11 a.m. OEC Event 2 @ Soboba

    September 17, 2014 11 a.m.OEC Event 3 @ Oak Creek

    September 10, 2014 6 p.m. @ Mt. SAC

    September 17, 2014 6 p.m.vs. Cerritos

    Mens and WomensSeptember 19, 2014 9 a.m.

    So Cal Preview @ Woodley Park

    September 12, 2014Mens @ Citrus College Tournament 11:20a.m.

    Womens @ Saddleback College Invitational, TBA

    September 19, 2014Mens @ Mt. SAC Tournament, TBA

    September 12, 2014 Mens vs. Cuyamaca 4 p.m.

    Womens vs. El Camino 1 p.m.

    September 16, 2014Mens vs. Chaffey 4 p.m.

    Womens vs. Cypress 3 p.m.

    September 12, 2014 6 p.m. @ Miracosta

    September 19, 2014 6 p.m.vs. Ventura


    Photo by Mathew Flores, The HornetFor the win: Defensive back Austin Steele intercepts the pass to seal the victory over the Ventura Pirates.

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