New Market opens downtownSee page 5Apple releases two new iPhonesSee page 4CSeptember 24, 2013Vol. 58, No. 1TheollegiateGrand Rapids Community Collegethecollegiatelive.comInsidePlea enteredin musicroomincidentAlleged hitman fires shot inBostwick parking rampPage 2Green Apple Day: USGBChosts service projectsPage 5By Lauren WintherHow to start a studentorganizationPage 11InternationalGuitar SerieshostsLaurence JuberPage 12The Collegiate reviews ‘TheFamily’ starring RobertDeNiroPage 13On the WebGrand Rapids givesArtPrize visitorsan ‘awesome’welcomebit.ly/artprizevideoJournalist Jose AntonioVargas to give talk entitled‘Immigration: Not Legal,Not Leaving’ as part of theDiversity Lecture Seriesbit.ly/grccvargasMayor George Heartwellpromotes a more naturalfuture for the Grand Riverbit.ly/grrapidsFind out what makes Art &Bev’s more than a dinerbit.ly/artbevsGrand Rapids CommunityCollege receives veteranfriendly status for fifth yearin a rowbit.ly/grccvetsStudents ‘dunk’GRCC PresidentEnder for charitybit.ly/prezdunkVisit UsScan the QR Codeat the right to visitour website. Keepup-to-date on storiesaround campus.www.thecollegiatelive.comSarah Davis/Photo EditorTamika Nelson’s children pose with the Giant Quackers by David Seitzinger and Gary Cacchione infront of the Grand Rapids Public MuseumArtPrize takes over Grand RapidsBy Jacquelyn ZemanNews EditorFor 19 days, approximatelythree square miles of thedowntown Grand Rapids area istransformed into a place wherethe locals and tourists from allover the world come to interactand experience the largest artcompetition in the world for free.In January, TIME Magazinerated ArtPrize as one of the topfive festivals in the world that isconsidered a “must see” for 2013.It was the only festival on thelist that was to take place in theUnited States.Who would have guessed thatcompetition in which anyoneover the age of 18 that pays the 50 application fee and can get avenue to enter their art into.The aspect that makesArtPrize so welcome to the publicis that in addition to having apanel of judges pick some of thewinners, the really big winnersare selected by the public whoattend the event. ArtPrize givesaway a total of 560,000 total incash prizes. 360,000 is awardedby the public, and 200,000 isawarded by a panel of judges.Full ArtPrizeCoverage, page 8-10Could your Raider Card soon be obsolete?By Clare KolendaCollegiate StaffWe’ve all been there. Aftera long day of lectures and tests,the first thing on your mind isto go home. You’re not aware ofthe students trying to go throughthe door behind you, or the nicebright blue sky. Yep, you’re prettymuch a walking zombie.Thentheunthinkablehappens. You go to swipe yourRaider Card to get out of theparking ramp and it’s rejected.Insufficient funds, the readermercilessly tells you, remindingyou the coffee you bought thatmorning drained what [email protected] [email protected]: News 1-5Grand Rapids, also known as BeerCity, and home to Grand RapidsCommunity College, hosts whatTIME called the “most lucrativeart competition” in the entireworld? ArtPrize returns to GrandRapids for its fifth year after thegreat success that has come withit in the years ,Todd Herring, “because of theannouncement in TIME, therehas been a large amount of publicinterest very far in advance thisyear for ArtPrize than what therehas been ever before.”Rick DeVos founded ArtPrizein 2009 as an independent artCollegiate StaffA man who was caughtmasturbating in front of a studentin a secluded Grand RapidsCommunity College music roomis scheduled to be sentenced todayin Kent County Circuit Court.Joseph Bryant, 50, wasarrestedandchargedwithi n d e c e n texposurebyasexuallydelinquentp e r s o n ,aggravatedi n d e c e n tBryantexposureandbeing a fourth-time offender.He pleaded guilty to aggravatedindecent exposure and habitualoffender fourth offense on Aug. 26and is facing a sentence of six to11 years in prison.These felony charges originatefrom an April 19 incident in whichBryant approached a student inthe music building and asked ifhe could listen to her while sheplayed piano, according to courtrecords.After agreeing, the studentsoon noticed in the reflectionon the piano that Bryant wasmasturbatingbehindher,according to court records.After making a hasty exitfrom the room, the student alertedcampus police.Opinion 6-7 ArtPrize 8-10on your account.By now there is a line of carsbacked up behind you and whatonce was supposed to be the startof your journey home now isbecoming a public embarrassmentand huge inconvenience as youwave at the drivers to back uptheir vehicles.This is a common occurrencefor students at Grand RapidsCommunity College, but maybenot for long. GRCC administratorsare working on a plan to createa Raider Card app that can bedownloaded on an iPhone,Android, and select other smartphones—a change that wouldmake putting funds on your cardas easy as tapping a few buttonson the screen.Currently students have toenter their credit card informationthrough their Blackboard accountevery time it is needed to distributefunds, or go in search of a machineto add money on their cards. Thenew app will allow students toconveniently add money directlythrough their smart phone. PauloTeles, Associate Director of StudentLife said the app will be safe touse, because it will only displaythe last four digits of your creditSee Raider App, page 2NewsPhoto Illustration by Sarah Davis/Photo EditorA&E114Is Facebookmakingyou sad?Features 11 A&E 12-13See Bryant, page 2Comic shop Vaultof Midnight opensdowntownSports 14-16Next Issue: October 22, 2013
2NewsCampus PoliceReportsCompiled by Lauren WintherCollegiate StaffTrespassing9/16/13Police responded to a complaint on the south side of theMain Building. A homeless man was found trespassingand was given a warning. If found on campus again,the man will be arrested.Disorderly Conduct9/13/13A non-student was visiting with two students inWinchester Ally. One student commented that she didnot like the non-student’s boyfriend, which upset thevisitor and resulted in a verbal fight. The police werecalled and gave the visitor a warning for trespassing.Larceny/other8/23/13A fight broke out in the Main Building on the first floorover a stolen cell phone. The fight started off on thefirst floor and ended in the woman’s bathroom. Thefight started when one student accused another ofstealing her cell phone. The student said she didn’t takeher phone and went into the bathroom where the otherstudent followed. The phone that was stolen went offand the student realized the girl did take her phone.Police responded, broke up the fight, and questionedboth girls. The girl admitted she did in fact take thephone and lied about it. No charges were pressed.Larceny8/22/13A student left a backpack unattended on a bench acrossfrom the bookstore. A man noticed the backpack, satdown on the bench, placed his own backpack over theother, looked around and took off with both backpacks.Larceny8/8/13A bike was stolen in front of the Calkins ScienceBuilding by a man in a group of four. The man cut thebike lock with bolt cutters and took off on the bike.Police responded, and found the man on Division Streetheaded toward Leonard Street. The bike was returned toits proper owner.Nonaggravated Assault7/31/13A non-student male was being disorderly and throwingthings in the campus library. The man poured waterthat he had found on a computer desk on students,computers, and a copy machine. He also hit aninstructor in the face with a trash can. Campus Policeescorted the man out of the library and contacted theGrand Rapids Police Department. When the GRPDarrived, the man was identified as their suspectfor an assault and battery and taken into custody.The CollegiateSeptember 24, 2013www.thecollegiatelive.comAlleged hitman fires shotin Bostwick parking rampBy Joshua VissersEditor-in-ChiefGrand Rapids Community Collegeofficials posted a campus alert on thecollege website after a local womanreported that she was confronted by aman with a gun around 3:15 a.m. Aug.17 inside the Bostwick Parking Ramp.She told police that after leadingher onto the Ransom level of theBostwick Parking Ramp, he claimedhe was a hitman and that he had beenhired to kill her. The suspect thenreportedly told the woman he did notwant to hurt her and fired one shot intothe ground of the parking structure. Hethen escorted her back out of the rampand left her. The suspect was last seenBryantCont. from page 1According to campus policerecords, the student went to the secondfloor, where Bryant followed her. Shethen hid in a computer lab.Bryant’s trial was set for Aug. 26,however that same day he accepteda plea agreement whereby he wouldplead guilty to two of the threecharges. According to court records,the agreement also called for Bryantto serve between 81 to 135 months inprison.The incident caused a backlashfor campus police, with some students,including a victim advocacy group,arguing that authorities should haveinformed students and staff about theincident, especially in light of Bryant’slengthy criminal record that dates backto the 1990s. However, the college hadno legal obligation to alert the studentRaider appCont. from page 1card number, and this information willbe saved after the first transaction,making subsequent transactions evenfaster.“I think students will be amazedat how it will improve the speed ofgetting in and out of the parkingramps,” said Teles. He has been on theplanning team to make the campus atGRCC more mobile and accessible tostudents.There are more benefits to this appthan just loading money onto the cardthough. Through this app, it will bepossible to track all of the transactionsClayton CumminsMultimedia EditorJacquelyn ZemanNews EditorSarah DavisPhoto EditorShelby CorlissA&E EditorChris PowersWeb Editor/Page DesignTeagan BurnsSports EditorCarla Villasana-AcostaProofreaderMichael CuevasAdvertising ManagerJennifer Ackerman-HaywoodFaculty Adviserbody or general public.Under the Federal JeanneClery Disclosure of Campus SecurityPolicy and Campus Crime StatisticsAct, colleges and universities thatparticipate in federal financial aidprograms must disclose to the publicand student body certain crimes whichoccur on campus. Indecent exposure isnot one of those crimes.When asked if this incident couldhave been prevented, Assistant KentCounty Prosecutor Josh Kuiper saidthese types of situations are not alwayspreventable. “Everyone who wasinvolved acted appropriately,” he said.“The response was almost immediate”.He said that some sort ofsurveillancesystemwouldbebeneficial in the future.“I went to Grand RapidsCommunity College and was in theroom,” Kuiper said. “It’s a small roomand it’s sound proof.”As a result of this incident, newsafety procedures have been introducedto better protect these areas of campus.The Music Building now hasemergency phones placed in each ofthe practicing spaces, which CampusPolice Lt. Scott Merlo said wassomething that everyone thought wasa top priority. The college declined anyfurther comments.A college employee will alsomonitor the rooms after hours toensure the safety of the students andto be alert to the presence of anyunwanted visitors.In addition to these measures, thesize of the practice room windows willbe increased.Bryant is scheduled to besentenced at 2 p.m. today by JudgePaul Sullivan in the Kent CountyCourthouse, courtroom 10C at 2 p.m.For continued coverage, visit thethecollegiatelive.com.to make sure the amount on your cardis accurate. This is also useful to avoidthose unnecessary trips to a RaiderCard machine to make sure you haveenough money on it. The new appallows students to save time, as well asreduce stress of wondering how muchmoney there really is on the RaiderCard.Ross L. Pike, part of the StudentLeadership Advisory Council andCollege Democrats President said, “It’simperative to make Raider Cards easilyaccessible. We live in a mobile society,and (the college) needs to make surethat it is implemented for students.”That’sexactlywhatGRCCadministors say they are trying to do.Another way the administration wantsto improve students’ experience oncampus is to introduce a contactlessfeature to the card. The new featurewill be tested by a select number ofstudents to see if they find this formof reading the card easier than swipingit. With this new feature, getting aCoke from the vending machine orentering the Ford Fieldhouse is as easyas tapping a Raider Card on the reader,instead of wrestling with swiping thecard either too fast or too slow.Telesexpectsstudentstoembrace the upcoming Raider Cardimprovements.“The technology towards themobile app will be very natural forstudents,” Teles said.Campus EventsAssociated Collegiate PressNational Pacemaker Award Finalist1991, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2008Joshua VissersEditor-in-Chiefheaded south onRansom Avenue.The GRCCcampuswasclosed at thetime, and nostudents, staff,or faculty wereSarah Davis/Photo Editorin the area.Nodamage Bostwick Parking Ramp is adjacent to the Studentwas done to Center and Dr. Juan Olivarez Plaza.theparkingstructure. Fragments of a bullet as well about walking around campus afteras shell casing were found in the ramp. dark can take advantage of the GRCC“It’s definitely weird,” said Lt. Police Department’s personal escortPat Merril of the Grand Rapids Police service by calling extension 4010,Department, “but the investigation is during normal GRCCPD office hours.still ongoing.”GRCC students and staff concernedSeptember 24 - October 23Oct.Jose Antonio Vargas2Vargas presentshis talk entitledImmigration: Not Legal, NotLeaving as part of the DiversityLecture Series. 7 p.m. at FountainStreet ChurchOct.9Blood DriveDonate and get acoupon for a freepizza. Sponsored by CampusActivities in room 234 of theStudent CenterOct.13GRCC ChoralEnsemblesCollege Choir, ConcertChoir and Madrigal Singersperforms at St. Cecilia MusicCenter, 3 p.m. Admission is 5 foradults, 3 for students and seniorsOct.17-19Nation’s CupInternationalCulinaryCompetitionHosted by Secchia Institute forCulinary Education in the WisnerBottrall Applied TechnologyOct.18Music DepartmentFaculty RecitalDr. Libor Ondras playsthe viola with Dr. Kenneth Bos onthe piano at the St. Cecilia MusicCenter. Admission is 5 for adultsand 3 for students and seniorsOct.23Counseling andCareer CenterTransfer FairHeld in the Student CommunityCenter from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
News3Dancing rules change for theNewsGrand Rapids Original Swing SocietySeptember 24, 2013www.thecollegiatelive.comin theSeptember 24, 2013By Jacquelyn ZemanNews EditorAfter being a great pastime for peopleof all ages every Tuesday night for the pastnine years, the Grand Rapids Original SwingSociety, known as G.R.O.S.S., is looking tofind a new permanent outdoor venue.G.R.O.S.S. had to move from its regularoutdoor venue, Rosa Parks Circle, to variousindoor locations in the Grand Rapids areaafter fights broke out among groups ofteenagers hanging out each week duringand after the weekly swing dance duringthe summer of 2013.G.R.O.S.S. is led by WZZM13’s SteveZaagman, and has been an open group forall ages to join for the past nine years. Thegroup has grown significantly in the past fewyears, turning their weekly event from just afew hundred people to thousands of peopleshowing up each week this summer. Oneof the most significant accomplishments ofthe group was breaking the world record forhaving the largest amount of people swingdance at once, with 756 dancers dancing atone time. This record was set in August of2012.Zaagmansaidthesurroundingcommunity has been supportive of the swingdancing organization as it works throughthis transition period. “Businesses aroundRosa Parks are very supportive of G.R.O.S.S.,and after talking to many of them aboutwhat happened this summer, several ofthem offered to write any recommendationletters or offer any other support that theycould give us, ”he said. “They arevery willing to helpbecause of the greatamount of businesswehavehelpedbring downtown onTuesday nights.”Swinghastransferred aroundGrand Rapids tomultipledifferentindoorlocationsthe past couple ofSarah Davis/Photo Editormonths.VenuesincludeWoodland Attendees dance in front of the band at the Masonic Center.Skate Park and thealong with it. In the past, the group has hadMasonic Center, andcosts 5 at the door to get in. These are not sponsors for their events. This year they didthe only opportunities for social dancing not have any sponsors. Ultimately, Zaagmanin Grand Rapids during the week. Swing said his goal is to keep swing dancingdancing is held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at outside in the long run, and possiblythe Jam n’ Bean coffee house, 6860 Cascade start bringing it to some middle and highRoad, in Grand Rapids, for 4 at the door, schools. The bigger picture solution, to getand on Thursdays there is still line dancing it back at Rosa Parks Circle, could possiblyfor free going on in Rosa Parks Circle include fencing, higher security, manystarting at 8 p.m. GRCC also has a swing sponsors, and only 10 swing events insteaddancing club that is open to any interested of 30 outside during the summer.For the next two Tuesdays swingstudents who would like to join.Many people who come to swing on a dancing will be held outside for the firstregular basis, including Zaagman, prefer to time in several months at Rosa Parks Circle.have it outside whenever possible. During This winter, swing will be held in theArtPrize the city of Grand Rapids has Masonic Center, Woodland Skate Park andallowed the use of Rosa Parks Circle on the Grand Rapids Public Museum.To find out more information, visitSept. 24, and Oct. 1. The biggest barrier toG.R.O.S.S. getting to use Rosa Parks all the grandrapidsoriginalswingsociety.com.time with full security is the bills that comeStudy Away:Nursing in Costa RicaBy Carla Villasana-AcostaCollegiate Staffabout the Costa Rican culture. They visitednatural landscapes and practiced activitiessuch as zip-lining and horseback riding.The trip was arranged through theDepartment of Experiential Learning and theorganization International Service Learningand cost 3,000 per student. The priceincluded the air fare, meals, interpreters,and the doctors’ stipend. Nursing trips canbe paid using financial aid and fundraising.A 500 Nursing Travel scholarship has beenfounded specifically for this course.Hankondo Sibalwa, one of the studentsthat went on the trip, affirmed that the classmade him value the education he obtains atGRCC and to admire foreign cultures.Sibalwa described the course as “alifelong experience that can never be takenaway from you I could do it again everyyear.”As a final tip, Knoppers recommendsnursing students planning on participatingin the Study Away program to “get excitedabout it, plan ahead, and save up.”Thirteen Grand Rapids CommunityCollege students traveled to Costa Ricathis summer semester to study nursing,expanding their medical knowledge whileliving among a new culture.The trip was led by faculty membersSherry Knoppers and Dawn ZuidegeestCraft. It started as an idea to offer GRCCnursing students “a trip that would usethe nursing skills” instead of making it anelective course.The travel experience then becamea new option for the Associate DegreeNursing 248 course, which is usuallyfocused on helping patients around theGrand Rapids area. The purpose of thischange was “having an opportunity tobecome community servers and explorecultures,” Zuidegeest-Craft said.Students have to complete twosemesters of the nursing program to beeligible to go on thetrip. That way theyprepare and developrequired skills toaccomplishclassduties.During the 10day trip, studentsworkedhand-inhand with CostaRican doctors andserved 105 patientswho lived in poorareas.Courtesy of Hankondo SibalwaThe group alsohad the chance to Grand Rapids Community College nursing student andfaculty participants in Costa Rica during the Study Awaytake in the sig