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Nothing but net

Aaron Tomlinson

Copy Editor

The SC4 men’s basketball team wins games. Enough said? Well, not quite. The Skippers have been successful for the 2009-10 season and that success has yet to cease.

They cruised through the Michigan Community College Athletics Association this season with a 12-4 Eastern Conference record. They put a final 22-6 record on the season with a close 79-72 victory over Delta College on Friday.

All has seemed uneasy for Skippers’ head coach, Dale Vos, leading up to Tuesday night’s home playoff game against Kirtland.

“We had honestly no clue who we were going to play,” Vos said. “All we knew was where.”

That “where” has been favorable for the home Skippers, allowing for an 11-3 home record.

“Going into this tournament, all we can think is, ‘one more game,’” Vos said. “Just one more game.”

It very well could be some players’ final game. The Skippers have been led by six sophomores this year: Ben Abraham, Memphis; Eric Mack, Jr., Roseville; Kieon Arkwright, Flint; Jake Stark, Richmond; Marquis Lee, Fraser; Devin Kling, Memphis.

The success of this year has almost mirrored last year’s campaign that had the Skippers playing at home against Wayne County. The fifth seeded Wildcats upset the fourth seeded Skippers with a buzzer-beating shot, 67-66.

“That was a great basketball game, but the wrong team won,” Vos said.

In fact, this year’s Wayne County basketball team did not play a game.

This year’s Skippers have earned rankings throughout the campaign as a reward for their timely success. The men were ranked as high as number nine this season.

“I believe the last time we were ranked was 2001,” said Vos. “That was for a week.”

Dale Vos has coached the Skippers since the 1991-92 season. In 2000, Vos gave SC4 its first 20 win season in 25 years. Also Vos was named Community College Coach of the Year in 2000. The Skippers have continued that success under Vos; not having a losing record since 2005.

“This season has been a great year,” Vos reflected. “The kids have enjoyed playing basketball and they have enjoyed each other. They have worked hard all year and it shows. Winning was a big part of it but this group was fun either way.”

Thinking Inside The Box

Photo by Cody Kimball; Carrie Bearss and Kevin Thurston inspect a prototype of the recycling containers during the first day of the construction project.
Photo by Cody Kimball; Carrie Bearss and Kevin Thurston inspect a prototype of the recycling containers during the first day of the construction project.

Cody Kimball

Web Master

   When, you’re finished reading this paper, don’t throw it away, recycle it. Is the nearest recycle bin too far away to bother? Not for long. Soon, permanent recycling receptacles will be all over campus, thanks to a “green” project at SC4.

   The recycle bins, built by students and staff at SC4, are the latest addition in a trend of green additions to the campus.

   “The college has recycled office waste for decades now, since the early ’90’s,” said Bob Hunckler, advisor of the Engineering Club, and a leader of the project. “This is the first time we’ve made it open for the students.”

   Students of all levels of construction experience were invited to participate in the construction of the recycle bins, throughout last week in the Acheson Technology Center.

   Those involved were assigned one of four stations to build various components of the bins, in a sort of assembly line. The materials to build the four components: tops; walls; doors and backs, were pre-cut to be identical sizes to ease construction.

   “Sort of an easy jigsaw puzzle,” as Hunckler put it.

   The receptacles are built out of decking materials, made of recycled plastics. The decking materials are durable, even in the elements, and these boxes are intended to be used indoors. So they are expected to be on campus for years, even decades, to come.

   Each box will have two containers on the inside, separating bottles, such as water and soda bottles, from papers, like unwanted homework, and the print you’re holding now.

   “They’re not for material from your homes, but materials that are on campus: plastic bottles and such,” Hunckler said through his dust mask during the construction of a piece of assembly equipment.

   Even the construction of the containers was done with the environment in mind. Tool boxes and part containers were fashioned out of juice jugs and other recyclable items. “Reuse and then recycle!” Hunckler stated.

   The project was sponsored by the Student Government, and managed by members of the SC4 Green Team, comprised faculty, students and staff, in the interests of promoting an eco-friendly campus environment, and college pride, through a bit of “sweat-equity.”

   On the first day of the project, members of many different student organizations were represented at the construction. Officers of Student Government, like Frank Scarber and Chuck King, (along with the help of his daughter, Cassie King) helped construct doors, walls and tops to the bins.

   Twana Pinskey, a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the Zombie Defense Council, and the Erie Square Gazette helped build doors. Students from virtually every club and background were represented in the effort. Even Carrie Bearss, SC4’s Student Activities Coordinator, pitched in, helping the process of building.

   “This is what the college needs to do,” said Hunckler, whose family members, including his daughter Katie, had come to assist with the project. “It’s part of our society now.”

   Upon completion, the recycle bins will be placed in areas to service the entire campus, as another step toward a greener cleaner environment.

Rise and fall of SC4 basketball

Savannah Wilcox

Staff Writer

The SC4 girls started the day with an 81-59 win, while the boys lost to Mott Community College 85-77 on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Lady Skippers stomped Mott’s women’s basketball team, as Mott only had six able players to compete.

“We were expecting another extremely talented post player to be on the team, but she was not here today for whatever reason,” said Coach Carrie Lohr about Mott’s shortage.

The win was important for SC4 as the team achieved their twentieth win this season. “We’ve worked hard to get to this point, and I’m proud of my team we had a great year,” Coach Lohr said. All of Coach Lohr’s girls scored against the Bears.

“It is important for all of us girls to score, to show that we all play as a team, and that we don’t depend on one person to score all of our points,” said sophomore Chanahl Putnam who paced the SC4 girls with five assists and nine points.

The high scorers for the Lady Skippers were Jessica Stevenson with 14 points and Jackie Highstreet with 11 points.

The SC4 boys, however, lost to the Bears, 85-77, after an impressive effort by both teams. The Skippers had a slow start after tip-off, and battled the Bears (No. 2 ranked in MCCAA) respectively through the entire game.

“We didn’t play as well as I would have liked, but I have to say they (SC4) played through the whole game, and never gave up,” said Coach Steve Schmidt of Mott. “They really played to their best ability, and made my team play to that ability as well.”

The Skippers held the Bears to a six point lead (46-40) at the end of the first half, but the Bears continued to stretch the lead, leaving the Skippers sinking into an inevitable loss.

Although Sc4 fought back in the ending minutes of the game, it was not enough to conquer the Bears offense in this match.

Kieon Arkwright led the Skippers with 23 points, and Alan Sharp added 16 points coming off the bench. For the Bears, Doug Anderson led with 20 points and shook the gym with three athletic dunks.

Shutter Island makes audiences shudder

Kayla Dimick

Staff Writer

   “Don’t you get it? You’re a rat in a maze.”

   Since its release date of February 19, the new psychological thriller “Shutter Island” has had audiences quaking in their boots.

   The film, set in 1954, is directed by academy award-winner Martin Scorsese and follows the story of U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio).

   Daniels and his new partner, Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo) are investigating the whereabouts of an escaped murderess and patient.

   The story takes place at Ashecliffe Hospital, an institution for the “criminally insane,” which is located on the remote Shutter Island near Boston.

   After the institute’s refusal of important documents that are crucial to the case and their vague answers to important questions, Daniels begins to question what his actual purpose is on the island.

   “Shutter Island” is based on the 2003 novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane.

   “Shutter Island” takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster, ranging from scared, to angry, to sad, to just downright disturbed. Plus, it has something for everyone.

   For the sentimental, it has a heart-breaking back-story.  For the thrill-seekers, it has unexpected surprises that’ll make you jump. For the mystery lovers, it contains boatloads of plot twists.

   Combine this with two parts stellar acting, and for the ladies, good looks by DiCaprio; two parts innovative direction by Scorsese; two parts of the unexpected-yet-well done casting of Ruffalo, who usually frequents chick-flicks and a dash of the intriguing plot originally from the mind of Lehane. Mix until frothy.

   According to the Motion Picture Association of America, “Shutter Island” is rated “R” for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity.

   If you do see “Shutter Island”, which is highly, highly recommended, don’t go alone. Bring a friend. Or two. Or three.

Laughing Gass Saves Lives

Patricia Kenner

Staff Writer

   On Thursday, Feb. 25, there was a benefit held to raise money for Haiti. The benefit was held by SC4’s Lambda Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor International Society, Global Awareness Club and Social Science Department.

   First, there was a free lecture about Haiti presented by Professor Kraig Archer and then an hour after the lecture was the improv comedy group Laughing Gass.

   The comedy show was 5 dollars for students and 7 dollars for the public. The money raised was donated through the Clinton Bush Haiti fund.

   Professor Archer’s lecture was about the earthquake, how this earthquake compared with other earthquakes in different countries, and how Haiti needs both short term and long term aid.

   What Archer meant by Haiti needing both short and long term aid is the short term aid will help for right now, but they need aid in the long term to make sure that the country is getting prosperous. This benefit would be considered short term aid for Haiti.

   The show was made up of a bunch of different skits. The group interacted with the audience and one skit that had many cracking up. After the show the feedback from the audience was evident. Elizabeth Burgess, Port Huron, said, “I enjoyed it a lot. I thought it was a good way to raise funds. It was better than doing a pop can drive or fundraiser.”

   Laughing Gass has four members. They are Christine Day, Brian Day, Marty Snarski and Craig Martin. They have been together since 2004.

   This was not their first benefit. They did a show similar like this back in 2004 when the tsunami happened. The group likes doing benefits like this because they get to raise money and bring laughter during tragedy.

   Brian Day said, “We do improv and something good for society. It is one of the few things that theater can do to give back to society.”

   If interested in the Global Awareness club, call Kraig Archer at 810-989-5695.

O. D.‘s Rant 57-11

Donald Lierman

Sports Editor

Let ‘em play, let ‘em play, let ‘em play …

Now that’s old time hockey. The Olympics provided a stage for what purists call the way the game should be played.

Few whistles, hard hitting, tight checking… all that was left out was a few droppings of the gloves.  Oh, I forgot no Bettman and no NHL Toronto High Court Tribunal to dictate which team should have extra advantage… oops, I mean whether it was a goal or not.

The final game’s outcome would have hurt much worse if Mike Babcock wasn’t the coach of Team Canada. Mike is a class act who takes both wins and defeats as a true professional.

There are the cretins out there well play the “Nah Nah you lost” card against us U.S. fans. But hey, scoring with 24 seconds left to send it to overtime makes the game a victory in my book.

Both teams were winners. If only anyone but that classless Crosby scored the winning goal.  You have got to admit the Devil got his due, but we got a game for the ages. No whining just good, hard hockey.

Speaking of whiners. O.D. has not only covered but has been a spectator at many events in many diverse sports.

Yet, even he was appalled at the antics of the Oakland women’s basketball coach in last Wednesday’s 66-55 SC4 victory. Throwing fits then rolling over when chastised by refs, acting out. This is how you teach values to your players?

That is only what was viewed from the stands. If only the SC4 players could tell their tales.   Oh, that’s because our team comports themselves as professionals.

Even Bobby Knight would blush.

Congrats, Lady Skips in coming within seven against number one ranked Schoolcraft, Friday.  The next day, Schoolcraft humbled Western Conference and number 14 Lake Michigan College, 85-54. Which leads me to, why wasn’t SC4 ranked?

As to men’s basketball, pending Wednesday’s District 9 quarterfinals result against Alpena, the Skippers should be heading to Mott Community College in Flint on March 5 and 6 for the NJCAA District 8 and 9 semi-finals and championships.

With Henry Ford and Mott ranked nationally in the top five, what an opportunity to attend some highly competitive basketball and support a Skippers basketball squad that should also be ranked.

All right, O.D. will admit when he was wrong. The 2010 Winter Olympics were absolutely fabulous. The camera work allowed home spectators to feel a part of the action. O.D. does not have H.D. but felt like he was there.

Yes, those athletes put in the dues to get there. Only when the professional status gets crossed does this humble reporter tremble.

But O.D. was right about curling which is becoming more and more popular. The U.S. performance was sadly lacking yet the competition overall was superb.

Those who decry the sport because it is different, well, some of those have yet to learn that T.P. is for something besides tossing on a neighbor’s house.

So Johnny Damon (demon?)  is a Detroit Tiger. Wasn’t he the guy who said he would never be a Yankee and now claims to be such a factor in their purchased title?

I used to be a fan until he whored off to New York and went corporate. Remember C,S,N&Y’s “Almost Cut My Hair?” That’s what happens when you trim those locks for a few dollars more.

And they got rid of Curtis Granderson?

Just a reminder that O.D. has gone global.  More rantings can be found on www.bareman25.blogspot.com.

Beaches and Beer

   Everyone wants to have an enjoyable spring break, and for many of us at SC4, this year could very well be our first college spring break experience. Why not make it memorable?

   I personally have many years of travel experience under my belt, and have recently returned from a venture to Cozumel, Mexico aboard the “Royal Caribbeans’ Grandeur of the Seas.”

   For those of you looking for a fun, safe and exciting adventure this spring break, I’d like to share some of my experiences with everyone and dispense some advice, to make this spring break memorable, enjoyable and even affordable!

   The first and most important step in planning a spring break vacation is planning. Flights, cruise bookings, transportation, passports, shore excursions, all need to be accounted for.

   Spring break doesn’t need to be expensive to be enjoyable. Currently cruises around spring break cost as little as 250 dollars, plus fees, all depending what you want to do.

   Most spring breakers, are looking for a party, and in my experience, I can suggest no better place than Cozumel, Mexico.

   Cozumel is a great place to start for those who are less traveled, but still want to go somewhere exotic, and in search of a good time. If you take the cruise option, you can expect to be in port for nearly 12 hours, which is plenty of time to have a blast.

   For those unfamiliar with Cozumel, it is a Mexican island in the Caribbean Sea, off of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is roughly 30 miles long and 10 miles wide, and has a population of around 75,000 people.

   The island is rich with Mayan cultural history, and is host to some of the most breathtaking scenery that one can encounter. Palm trees, white sands, and clear azure waters await visitors.

   When in Cozumel and some other tourist prone cities like Cancun, on the mainland to the North, there are some things American tourists should be aware of.

   The native language of Mexico is Spanish, but most of the locals in Cozumel speak English to some extent. The reason for this is rather simple. “Tourism,” Jose Carlos, my tour guide in Cozumel said, “is our industry. It’s not ‘an’ industry it’s our ‘only’ industry.”

   This is convenient for Americans who do not know Spanish however it should not be abused, and assumed that the person you are talking to understands everything you are saying to them in English. Be courteous, and if necessary speak slower and clearer so that what you’re saying is understood.

   Knowing some Spanish doesn’t hurt either. Though it isn’t expected for tourists to know the native tongue, doing so will earn you much more respect and it will not go unrewarded.

   Haggling is a common practice for store owners, and if you negotiate in their language, you might walk away with some better deals than your strictly English speaking companions.

   Transportation is a factor that should be taken into serious consideration. After experiencing it firsthand, I can say that driving is something best left to the professionals.

   Rental vehicles are available on the island, but many of the places that you will want to visit, unless you are going on a tour, or to one of the remote beaches, are in close proximity to each other.

   Taxis are very inexpensive, in many cases less than 10 dollars for four people to go anywhere on the island. Traffic in Cozumel runs rather quickly and if you are unprepared, or intoxicated, as you may find is the case, you may find yourself in trouble.

   Plus the dust on the country roads is a considerable nuisance if you are exposed and should be avoided.

   Speaking of which, as I said before, Cozumel is a great place to have fun and be safe at the same time. The legal drinking age in Mexico is 18, and therefore judgment is really in your own hands.

   Drinking is not a taboo in Mexico, and tequila and cerveza (Spanish for beer) are less expensive and easier to find than safe drinking water.

   As you walk past or into shops, many times you may be offered free tequila, or margaritas, or even cerveza, as a ploy to get you to step inside, see what the store has to offer, and hopefully take home a bottle of their finest (most expensive) tequila.

   If you’re looking to save some cash, this is an easy way to do it, and you may (if you’re 21 or older) find something you like to bring home with you. Cruise line policies on what you can bring back on board with you vary, so it is always good to ask.

   Remember to be responsible no matter where you go, and not to drive if you’ve had too much.

   For the less party hardy there are many more, equally-fun things to do on the island, from pristine beaches, Eco reserves, gift shopping, tours, dolphin encounters, and some of the best SCUBA diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. Cozumel is home to a coral reef that can be reached by swimming from shore, and isn’t to be missed.

   The water in Mexico typically is far warmer than in Port Huron, so don’t be dissuaded if the locals tell you it’s cold. Be mindful of your travel, if you’re a SCUBA diver, of course don’t dive within 24 hours of a flight, and always be cautious of the coral which can be very fragile.

   The shopping can be some of the most fun you have on the island, with shops selling wares not typically available in the United States, but one must be cautious as to what they are buying.

   There are many “Cuban cigar” shops on the island, and even more jewelry stores, and either may have questionable merchandise. The Cuban cigars, besides being potentially fakes, are still not to be bought by Americans due to the trade embargo.

   Until this changes, buy at your own risk. The jewelry stores sell many pieces of silver jewelry, but the questionable merchandise is the black coral jewelry.

   Black coral isn’t technically illegal, but one can never be too sure of the harvesting methods with which they are made. It’s best to stay away from either of these if you are unsure.

   Finally regarding Cozumel is the food. Authentic Mexican is much different from the “Taco Hell” as Jose Carlos called it in America.

   Tortillas, beans, rice and chicken or another meat can be expected at a typical meal. The addition of salsa can add some spice to the dish, and authentic is usually very good. I, however, against the advice of the waiting staff, tried some green habanero sauce.

   “Oh you don’t want that, man, it’ll make you cry,” the local warned me. I tried it. He was right.

   As fun and exciting as Cozumel can be, you may find, as I did, that the cruise, itself is even better.

   In my 5 days aboard the “Grandeur of the Seas” I had more fun and met more cool people than I have in years. There is never a lack of things to do at sea, and you may find that there are not enough hours in the day to do everything you want to.

   Between the handfuls of bars, the casino, two restaurants, the rock wall, six hot tubs, two swimming pools, various clubs, arcade, gym, dance floor, library, card room, lounges and the theater there is never a dull moment.

   And even when there are worlds of things to do, you may find that the best and most memorable times are when you are doing nothing at all with some newfound friends.

   If you do what I did and spend most of your time lounging about in the hot tubs, you’re sure to meet some interesting people from all over the world.

   Donald Smith, 17, of Atlanta, Georgia; Candace and Caroline McCarthy, 16 and 14, sisters from New Jersey; John and Cody Consul, 20 and 17 of New York, all became part of my sort of misfit cruise family, along with Flor Zozaya, 15, and Macy Randrup, 14, of Argentina.

   We were all complete strangers at the start of the cruise, but quickly became the best of friends.

   Somewhere between the Quinceanera group from Argentina, Paul the belly flop contest gold medalist from Kitchener, Ontario, and the cruise staff from every island nation imaginable, I began to see the big picture and the world as a global community.

   When everyone is together trying to have a good time, you’d be surprised how much we have in common.

A couple pieces of advice for the cruise ship; bring clothes. This may seem rather obvious but there are times on the ship when to be dressed up is definitely a plus, and to have pants is a “requirement” to having dinner in the restaurants.

Multiple restaurants may end up having the same food, so if you don’t want to wait on being waited upon just head to the buffet. Sure it’s less “classy” but it will let you eat at your own schedule.

Use your towels in your bathroom, and then throw them on the floor when you are done, if you want housekeeping to keep you entertained every day. When housekeeping replaces your towels, many of them will leave them in the form of a different animal every day, always something to look forward to.

  There is a bottle opener affixed to the wall in the bathroom on some cruise lines. Look for it and you may be surprised.

   Be nice to your cruise attendants. You’ll likely have the same ones for the duration of the cruise and knowing them by name is a great way of showing them you appreciate what they do and they might let you get away with more.

   Courtesy is key on board. Asking politely for something may result in better results than anticipated. My group had a waiter who would bring us drinks in the hot tub so we didn’t have to move to get them.

Listen carefully and be aware of everything your ship has to offer. I was unaware until the end of the cruise that the indoor pool had a pizza snack bar in the back corner. Special events like dance classes, comedy shows, parties are happening all the time and will definitely make the trip worth the money.

   With careful planning, consideration and common sense, enjoy your spring break this year.

SC4 puts cigarettes out

Brian Johnston

Editor in Chief

   Smokers at SC4 will soon face new rules which move the designated smoking areas even further away from where they’re used to smoking.

   In a policy adopted on Feb. 18, the Board of Trustees “recognizes the health dangers created by smoking and hereby prohibits smoking in all College Buildings and vehicles.”

   The policy bans smoking on campus within 20 feet of any entrance or exit, and “areas of the campus where non-smokers cannot avoid exposure to smoke.”

   Smoking would also be prohibited where it might come into buildings through “entrances, windows, ventilation systems or by any other means.”

   SC4 President Dr. Kevin Pollock said that SC4 is also adding “the correct signage and smoking receptacles” to make students aware of the new policy, “in the hopes of promoting better health.”

   In addition to second-hand smoke, the Board of Trustees also addressed the litter situation on campus, with the growing number of cigarette butts being a key issue.

   Dr. Pollock said students could help simply by making sure that cigarette butts were extinguished in proper receptacles.

   “Rather than a total smoking ban, this is providing an opportunity for our students and staff to make campus a little cleaner and healthier,” said Pollock.

Rock N’ Roll: Alive in Cleveland

Breigh Edmondson     

Staff Writer

   It’s a plane, there’s no bird, and it’s… a flying hot dog-mobile?

   The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame, located along Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio, rocks the socks off any visitor that walks into the doors, young and old.

   Walking downtown Cleveland to the secluded building, once visitors reach the Hall of Fame, they hear a blast of sheer rock n’ roll music, ranging from Pink Floyd, to The Doors, and everywhere in between.

   Tickets cost 22 dollars for adults, according to the Hall of Fame’s information services desk, and tickets include a full tour of the museum’s six floors.

   According to the Hall of Fame website, a special exhibit on the sixth floor called “From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen” features classic guitars used by Springsteen, handwritten lyric sheets, and the butt-shot from his “Born in the USA” album cover.  

   Employees at the Hall of Fame said the exhibit would close Dec. 31 this year.

   Other exhibits include “500 songs that shaped rock n’ roll,” giving visitors a chance to listen to a jukebox with over 500 rock n’ roll songs varying from the 1920’s to the 1990’s.

   Space in the museum also featured that of Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison. Those and more specific showcases display drawings, costumes from “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” and even baby pictures of Hendrix, born in 1944.

   Walking through the museum, anyone looking at these exhibits gets a taste of what rockers were like in their time.

   Ranging from 1920’s folk, to emerging genre rockabilly in the 1940’s and 1950’s, it’s a history lesson for those who didn’t know how rock music came to be.
   Also featured in the Hall of Fame museum are an extended history of sound and the evolution of record players, to “iPod’s” in the 2000’s.

   Hours of operation for the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame is 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

   With spring break coming up for SC4 students, keep this in mind. It’s a great way to spend the day in downtown Cleveland, and if students are into rock, than the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame museum will surely rock your face off.

Government takes over airwaves

Cadi Parker

Staff Writer

   In the democracy in which we live, it may come as a shock to hear that the government decided they needed airtime on WSGR, SC4’s radio station.

   Some may wonder why and what for, but in this case, it is not local, state or federal government.

   It is the Student Government.

   According to an email from Student Government Vice President, Chuck King, 50, Port Huron, the timeslot allotted on Wednesday’s from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. was given to the Student Government a few weeks back.

   A snow day caused their first show to be cancelled but the Student Government has since had three radio broadcasts.

   Their airtime will include “interviews that will be conducted with advisors/ officers and students from clubs as well as possible faculty interviews in the future…perhaps one day even with Dr. Pollock,” said King.

   The Student Government radio show will include upcoming school events, information on clubs, and will answer questions from emails to the Student Government, or even answer questions and concerns live on air.

   As to who is the radio show’s personality, it’s Chuck King.

   “I give him a lot of credit for thinking outside the box on this one, and expanding the Student Government’s horizon,” said Paul Prax, Student Government Secretary, 20, Fort Gratiot, referring to King’s idea of creating a radio show to enlighten the student body.

   Dale Merrill, 43, Port Huron, is WSGR’s Program Director. According to Merrill, “The call letters SGR (in WSGR) represented Student Government Radio, in the ‘70’s, but in at least the past ten years there haven’t been any Student Government shows.”

   Of course, there are various other ways to gain information as a SC4 student. Each building is lined with bulletin boards and every student has their own email address linked to their school identification.

   Many students, however, race by the news boards and rarely check their email, like student Kassie Piotrowski, 19, Goodells. She feels the SC4 email is “one of the most difficult emails to log into.” She also has “friends in radio, but has never tuned in”.

   With the Student Government’s radio show hitting the air, Piotrowski feels that it would be more likely that she would listen to the radio more often than checking her email. “I just might start listening,” she said.

   Piotrowski is not alone. If information is needed on events and activities on campus, tune into 91.3 on Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. For school updates, it’s another “good idea.”