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Lady Skips lose to Oakland CC in four sets

Lady Skips lose to Oakland CC in four sets

DJ Palm

Sports Editor

The Lady Skips showed early signs of an upset, but OCC proved to be too much as the Skips lost in four sets, (25-18) (25-7) (25-22) (25-17).

In the first set the Lady Skips showed much better communication skills on the court as they were showing signs of being the superior team despite the Raiders(OCC) obvious height advantage.

SC4 Volleyball Girls

OCC came into the game being the fourth ranked team in the nation and the Lady Skips were able to get the first set 25-18.

Second set was all OCC as they opened up a 7-3 lead in the first 10 points of the set. Katie Bearse, tried to rally the Lady Skips back into the game with consecutive “love taps” that fell for points.

Momentum was quickly taken back by the Raiders as they would take seven of the next 10 points, making the score 14-6.

The Raider’s height advantage forced the Lady Skips to spike the ball farther away from the net, which led to a lot of balls landing out of bounds. OCC would get 11 straight and close out the second set 25-7.

Third set was much more competitive, as there were four lead changes in the first 10 points of the match.

The Lady Skips were able to get the lead in the third set on the 25th point, thanks to Jordan Peltier’s “love tap,” which gave them a short lived one point lead, making it13-12.

The Raiders stormed right back, taking back the lead with seven of the next nine points, making the score 18-14.

Bearse was able to finally get to the front of the net with a spike that landed just inside the line, starting a rally being down 24-19, bringing the score 24-22, but it was too little too late. OCC got the winning point, 25-22.

Fourth set, the first ten points would be split evenly and neither side would have a lead bigger than four points.

The Raiders quickly kicked it up a notch and broke out to a 13-7 lead, and eventually doubling up the Lady Skips, 18-6.

The Lady Skips were showing signs of resilience, but would eventually lose, putting the Raiders up 24-11.

Lady Skips didn’t go quietly and put together an almost impossible comeback, but OCC’s Chelsea Stockmeyer would put the game to bed, slamming a spike down that landed for the game point and the match.

Gay Straight Alliance invites all to join and gain awareness

Gay Straight Alliance invites all to join and gain awareness

Amber Oile

Staff Writer


The Gay Straight Alliance invites students of all shapes, sizes and sexual orientations to take part in the fight to gain awareness.

Students interested in joining the Gay Straight Alliance are free to attend a club meeting. The club meets weekly, on Monday from noon to1p.m. in the College Center Café’s Private Dining Room.

Also, be on the lookout for the up-and-coming Gayme Nights hosted by the Gay Straight Alliance.

Gayme nights are nights for Wii, movies, board games and card playing. Dates are not yet posted; info will be available on SC4 website.

GSA club corner logo

What does the GSA club have to offer students outside of events and activities?

Club President Jeremy King suggests that The Gay Straight Alliance Club offers students insight on things such as race, sexuality, and domestic violence, as well as Information on STIs, STDs, and HIV, as an added benefit of joining this club.

This is why the GSA club is so important, King explains. It gives students something to grow from, be proud of, and belong to.

Co-Advisors, Professor Kathy Ruby and Dr. Heidi Browne, offer members council, support, and recognition in addition to providing awareness.

Ruby agrees that the awareness and acceptance of today’s youth is vital.

Ruby looks to open the minds of students and unify members regardless of their sexual preference, race, and different opinions.

The GSA encourages students to attend the up-and-coming R.A.I.N.N Day (Rape Assault Incest National Network), which will be held In the Fine Arts Building on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information regarding the Gay Straight Alliance Club, R.A.I.N.N DAY, future events  and activities sponsored or provided by Gay Straight Alliance, be sure to visit www.sc4. edu/ currentstudents. Php, click on student clubs and organizations then Gay Straight Alliance Club.



Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming seminars

Hayley Myron



The Student Success Seminars are named so in order to help students excel in college. These seminars are always free to SC4 students, alumni and community members.

This week on Friday, Sept. 28, Christopher Rennie, the Director of Library Services, will be presenting the Basic Microsoft Office PowerPoint seminar. It will begin at noon and end at 1:30 p.m.

This seminar will help students find out how to use PowerPoint with transitions, and other cool gadgets.

Along with this seminar, Rennie will be presenting another on Basic Computer User Skills on Friday, Oct. 5. That seminar will also start at noon and is an hour and a half long.

That student seminar will help those who are not very computer savvy understand how to navigate through their computer and operating systems.

If you happen to miss any of these success seminars, do not fret for they will be coming back later on in October and November.

Make sure to call and reserve your seat today by calling (810) 989-5555.



Welcome back fellow students!

Welcome back fellow students!

Danielle Kennedy

Copy Editor

Temperatures are slowly dropping, the leaves are changing, and the SC4 parking lot is packed to the brim.

Huh, must be time for the fall semester. And time for the Erie Square Gazette to make its somewhat glorious return.

Did you miss us? We missed you.

We missed you so much that we wish you would stop in and visit us. If up for it, we can be found in room 123 of the Main Building.

The ESG meets every Thursday at 2 p.m.

Not a writer? We welcome photographers and cartoonists too.

So, don’t be afraid to drop in. We don’t bite…much.



Ramen noodle dinner

Ramen noodle dinner

Christina Stoutenburg


Cheap, quick, and easy.


These three words describe most college meals, but that doesn’t mean taste must be sacrificed.

Buying things on sale or with coupons, or a combination of both, helps to give students a variety of ingredients to work with.

To take some of the work out of finding sales and coupons there are many sites online, such as bargainstobounty .com and cuckooforcoupons .com, that will go over sales at various stores, and coupons only add to ones savings.

Stocking up a little helps. If a household eats a large amount of ketchup then pick up an extra bottle when it’s cheaper.

If time is the issue for skimping on taste, there are solutions.

Meals can be made ahead of time and frozen then microwaved for a quick fix. This method is similar to its cardboard covered supermarket counterpart, but with the added benefit of control of what’s in it.

Slow cookers, also known as crock pots, can be beneficial for coming home to a hot meal. In the morning set it up, turn it on, and it cooks itself. Soup, pulled pork and cheesecake can all be made in slow cookers.

Using food one already has is an option that can sometimes be the hardest. It’s usually followed by opening and closing the fridge at least a few times. Flipping through a cookbook can be useful, but online proves itself useful again. Websites such as ideas4recipes .com and recipematcher .com allow the user to input ingredients they already have in stock, and in exchange give a selection of recipes to choose from.

Some quick things, such as grating potatoes to make homemade hash browns or microwaved scrambled eggs, can be found on onlinecollege .org, which contains a blog featuring 100 recipes recommended for college students. The complete link can be found on the online issue of the ESG. also has some quick useful recipes under their college budget cookbook.

If technique is something to be desired, youtube .com features videos for making eggs, easy step by step, as well as baking a cake, among other things.

Taste is a factor that is often overlooked for cheap, quick, and easy, but it doesn’t need to be.


Photo Poll

Recently, President Obama did an “Ask Me Anything” on the website Reddit. Were you aware of this? How do you feel about it?

SC4 student, Cyle Cook


Cyle Cook


Fort Gratiot

“Nope, but I think it’s cool that he did that kind of stuff. I believe he has a Tumblr as well.”



SC4 student John Papp


John Papp



“No, I was not. I think it was a good idea.”


SC4 student Justin Wedyke


Justin Wedyke


Port Huron

“I was not until last night. I thought it was pretty cool of him to do that.”


SC4 student Heather Ellery


Heather Ellery


St. Clair

“I did not hear he did an AMA. I think it was a good strategy to connect to the younger generation.”

Photo Poll

Zachary Penzien
Production Editor

Obama posts AMA: Crashes Reddit

Obama posts AMA: Crashes Reddit


Nicholas Wedyke

Staff Writer


President Barack Obama posted an “Ask Me Anything” on the popular social news website Reddit, sparking a record breaking number of readers, whose traffic surge temporally locked out users from the site.

“Hi I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States,” posted the President, shortly after announcing the Reddit AMA on his official Twitter account.

In the course of half an hour, the President rifled through hundreds of questions, only to answer ten; all from a huge spectrum of topics.

Many young voters saw the President’s AMA as an endorsement of internet freedom. Reddit user “Sharkgirl” even asked; “…Is Internet Freedom an issue you’d push to add to the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform?”

The President replied, “We will fight hard to make sure that the internet remains the open forum for everybody.”

President Obama

Internet freedom is a very touchy issue for younger voters; from the proposed anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA, to the recent “PRECISE Act” that claims to promote cyber security.

The President using the internet to campaign is more important than ever before. With the political game shifting to “new age” social networks and more quickly informed voters, the candidates are pulling out all the stops when it comes to “21st century campaigning.”

But, Obama is no stranger to the new way of campaigning; last year the President hosted both a Twitter and LinkedIn town hall, as well as visiting the Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley where he answered Facebook users’ questions.

According to CBS News, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian has already supplied an invitation for Obama’s opponent Mitt Romney to post an AMA of his own.

This begs the question; will Mitt Romney do an AMA?

With the youth vote slipping further from the governor’s grasp, it seems as though he has nothing to lose; and with Reddit, a pro internet freedom site, Romney’s opposition to both SOPA and PIPA would give him an in with the Reddit community.

Campaigning for Obama in the last election

Social media has become one of the biggest factors in a candidate’s campaign; and this will only gain more use in coming elections. With the internet letting the candidate’s speak quickly and directly to the voter, it’s only a matter of time before candidates use a majority of campaign revenue for this practice.


Celebrating the Port Huron Statement, 50 years later

Hayden at Lakeport State Park

Tom Hayden, social activist, writer, and the initial drafter of the Port Huron Statement returned to the birthplace of the manuscript Aug. 28 in celebration of the statement’s 50th anniversary.

What first was an e-mail that Jim Soto, SC4 Instructor of English and Philosophy, sent over 2011 Christmas break asking Hayden to speak at the college evolved into an event that filled the Fine Arts Theater to the legal limit of people, with faculty bringing in chairs to accommodate those left in the lobby.

A photo of Hayden’s speech

This was Hayden’s first time returning to Port Huron since 1988. Hayden spoke in depth about the origins of the Port Huron Statement and the impact in the modern era.

The document, written 50 years ago in Lakeport State Park by a group of student-led activists under the name of the Students for a Democratic Society, was considered by many a rallying cry for students looking for social change in the United States government.

“It became a launching board for a great deal of the Civil Rights Moment. Without the Statement, we might not have heard of Martin Luther King Jr. or others from the era,” Eric Gottler, a SC4 alumni who attended the event, stated.

Covered in the statement is a variety of different political and social issues that existed in the 1960’s, including the desegregation of the South, the threat of nuclear war, and a general sense of apathy the American public held towards the government.

The latter, a lack of involvement in public affair, is said to be the basis of inspiration for the concept of what Hayden calls “participatory democracy,” an ideal that focuses on the public’s role in the government and stresses the importance of proper forms of representation in a political forum.

But is participatory democracy a remnant of one generation’s dream? Does it hold weight to today’s society and problems we face?

The Occupy Movement believes the concept does indeed have a place in the modern times.

“One of the few things that they could agree on was participatory democracy was their transcendent principal,” Hayden said in his address at the campus.

Hayden also expressed his hope that the youth would pick up the torch of social activism and encouraged students to form their own groups for change.

“The youth is the key to the future,” Hayden said, “my hope lies in that they will learn from what we did back in the sixties and build upon our ideas and learn from our mistakes.”

Celebrating the Port Huron Statement, 50 years later

Erick Fredendall

Business Editor

Pets of the Issue

To help cover adoption fees, an anonymous supporter has offered to help cover the cost of any pet featured in the Erie Square Gazette. For more information on adopting these pets, contact the Sanilac County Humane Society at (810) 657-8962 or e-mail them at societypets You can also visit their webpage and check out the other adorable adoptees at www. petfinder .com  /shelters/ MI278.html. For more information call 989-5584.

Aaron, a  male Redbone Coonhound

Aaron is a baby male Redbone Coonhound. He has short length brindle hair and is neutered and up-to-date with routine shots. Adoption fee is only $175.00. For more inquiries call the shelter.

Violet, a female calico cat

Violet is a female calico. She is a medium sized adult, spayed, up-to-date with routine shots, and house-trained. Violet came to the humane society after she had been found wandering M-46. Her adoption fee is only $75.

Pets of the issue

Christina Stoutenburg


Security on SC4 campus has moved

Security on SC4 campus has moved

Carol Szparaga

Staff Writer


SC4’s Security Department (Campus Patrol) has moved to a new location.

   The department has moved to the College Center Building, room 101A. Hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The campus is patrolled on foot, bicycles and Smart Green Vehicles.

“Most recent incidents have been theft,” said campus patrol officer, Keith Belyea. “Unattended belongings have been taken from owners.”

Belyea said that they would leave their belongings unattended only to find that the possessions had been taken upon their return.

“It is suggested that students and staff should keep their belongings in sight and never leave them unattended,” said Belyea.

For the most part, Belyea considers the campus pretty safe, but recommends using the buddy system when walking the campus at night

“Input campus security phone number as a contact in your cell phone and set it as a speed dial,” suggested Belyea.

SC4 Campus Patoral Smart Green Vehicle

Many students are unaware of additional services that the Campus Patrol will provide. Some of the additional services available to students would be help unlocking their car when they’ve locked their keys inside, help airing up tires, and jump starting a vehicle.

“Campus security will also provide escort services, in dangerous situations,” said Belyea. “In the past, we had a student that had a domestic disturbance on campus, the student contacted us, and we escorted the student safely to their car.”

The Campus Patrol can be reached at (810) 989-5757.  If no one is available to take your call, leave a message and it will be directly forwarded to a patrolling officer on duty.