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APRIL 2014
By John Anaya and Briar Gibbons Staff Reporter and Editor
Student Government Association elections were held on March 25 and 26. Although campaign flyers were hung all over campus, the Student Government Association national average says only two percent of students come out to vote. So why only two percent? SGA is the voice of the student body, they bring the issues that students have to the administration. They also promote student success and create a better environment for students, said Douglas Mills, program coordinator, student activities. Never actually heard of it said Sammy Hubbi, 20, chemistry major. SGA holds events such as the Earth Day event annually held in April, new student day, and buccaneer day. Also, according to Mills, they recently polled students to find out what they would like to see on campus. In this election, the positions that were voted on were, President, Secretary, Club Coor-


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Pages 6-7 Newly elected SGA executive board: President: Mohamed Shawi Secretary: Camillo Giulietti Club Coordinator: Esperliss Melo Program Chair: Joshua Santos Faculty of the Year: Keith Forrest


dinator, and Program Chairperson. Five out of six nominees are current student government members or campus club members. Half of the positions were unopposed. According to Mills, people do not run for SGA officer positions for a variety of reasons. The first reason being that many people are unsure of if they will be returning to Atlantic Cape full time the following year. If elected you must also be able to make two weekly meetings, an executive board meeting on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. as well

as a senate meeting with all club representatives on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The challenge is getting the word out there, Mills said. They use the bulletin boards around campus, as well as Facebook, and Twitter to help promote SGA. The majority of the students on the current student government board will be graduating this semester so new candidates will be voted into nearly all of the positions. I dont know if we can get better. People typically just come here and go to work, said

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Hidden talent at Atlantic Cape

By Taylor Bailey Staff Reporter
Atlantic Capes students have the chance to show off their singing, dancing and other skills at tonights Hidden Talent showcase. The Lacrosse Club and the Black Student Alliance joined forces to host the show, which is being held in the Walter Edge Theater at 6 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $3, unless canned goods are donated, which will bring the ticket cost down to $2. The Lacrosse Club partnered with the local food bank and decided to collected donations at the door. We are collecting canned goods for the food bank. If you bring a canned good, it reduces the price of the ticket, said Jeffery Wenzel, Lacrosse Club advisor and grant accountant. This years talent show will have 15 to 20 acts, which will include singers, dancers, and everything in between. One student will be singing a song by Migel, while another will be rapping about his life and his lifestyle. Auditions were held the first week of March and according to Kyle Ragland, Black Student Alliance president, more than 20 students attended. So many people wanted to be in the talent show, and it was kind of a problem, Ragland said. In the past, the BSA collaborated with clubs such as Phi Theta Kappa to put on the talent show. This year it is different, Ragland said. Honestly the ones in the past havent been talked about that much, people this year are much more excited, Ragland said. The event will include an intermission, which will feature a comedy performance. The Lacrosse Club will also sell refreshments in the lobby. At the end of the night, the five judges, which includes college staff and members of the Student Government Association, will vote on the contestant with the best talent. The judges will use a predetermined criteria to do so. The first place winner will receive a trophy and a $50 gift card to the Atlantic Cape book store. Ragland and Wenzel agree that this years talent show is going to showcase Atlantic Capes hidden talent. We need more support, more love for each other. I mean hey, were all here in this school trying to reach our dreams, why not do it together? said Ross, 21, talent show participant.

Kindertransport survivor tells her brave story

Spring graduation gets social

PlayStation 4 still low on quality titles

Atlantic Cape athletes break record

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Elections (continued from page 1)

Ines Rosales, Student Government Association president. I would vote if I knew all the candidates exactly, said Vincent Bartolomeo, 19, liberal arts major. While candidates generally post flyers or posters around campus, most students still do not know who they are. I would rather know who I am voting for than some random, Bartolomeo said. There are different criteria to run for student government positions. This information is available through Doug Mills. The President of SGA will appoint any positions that were not filled by elections when their reign takes effect after graduation. People see Atlantic Cape as a business, they want to come here, take classes, get their degree


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and get out so people do not run, people do not vote. The other two percent are the people that come to the polls and the people that want to grow at Atlantic Cape, said Felix Contreras, student government association treasurer.

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Madalyn McKay is a Television Production major, however, if you ask her, the television screen is not her canvas, its the silver screen. McKay is currently the acting president of a new club at Atlantic Cape called FilmmACCCers (Pronounced film-makers). The club is designed to serve as an informal education in film production for those with a passion or even a passive interest in film. It will also produce films, advertisements, public service announcements, and host events such as film festivals

By Rich Mead Staff Reporter

Lights, camera, ACCCtion!

and seminars on film history and other specific areas of film. FilmmACCCers will give students who are interested in a film a home. That collective creative energy will add to their opportunities and professional credentials. To make it in the communication field, you need much more than just class work, said Keith Forrest, assistant professor of communication. You need practical experience... Hopefully, the new Radio/Television/Film track in communication will add to the interest for the new club and synergy for films at Atlantic Cape. For now, the club remains unofficial. However, with the proper paperwork submitted and with an advisor, FilmmACCCers hopes to become a club in the fall 2014 semester.

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First and foremost, welcome to a new edition of the Atlantic Cape Review. My goal when I became Editor was to make a 12-page paper and here it is. I am very thankful for everyone that has had a hand in making this paper possible. I would especially like to thank our new advisor, Trudi Gilfillian, my Co-Editor, Kevin Del Cid, and as always, Professor Keith Forrest. We have had quite the semester and we fought the Disclaimer: good fight to get these pages into your hands. The Atlantic Cape Review is a public-forum student Over the next couple months, we will be making significant changes to the newspaper. We will not only be putting out a print edition, but we will also be online. This includes a webpublication. The content site that is in the works, as well as new Twitter and Facebook accounts. We will also be of this newspaper does joining forces with TV Club so that you can access all of your news on one website, all the not reflect the time. viewpoint of Atlantic Last, I would like to remind everyone about the 7th annual Communication Awards. Cape Community College. This year they will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 2, in the Walter Edge Theater. Any opinions expressed This show is very near and dear to my heart as it is what influenced me to get involved in in the publication are Communication here at Atlantic Cape. It is the organization that made me who I am today. solely the opinion of the The show is for everyone, students, faculty, members of the public. The committee has writer unless otherwise worked very hard to put the show together and we would love for you all to see it. stated. This is my last month as Communication Major of the Year as well as my last month as an Atlantic Cape student. With this short time I have left, I promise to help every single Corrections Policy: person in this community become a better student, friend, leader, and person. If you see The Atlantic Cape Review me in the hallway, say hello, ask me questions and pick my brain. strives for accuracy and Enjoy the paper, submit feedback and stop by our office in the Student Life Center to fairness. If you notice any say hello. I look forward to next months edition, my final edition. And as always, fight for incorrect information, everything you believe in. I promise it will always be worth it in the end. please contact us. Also, please congratulate professor Keith Forrest on winning Faculty of the Year. I owe all my success to him and I cannot think of any faculty member at any college more deservACR reserves the right ing. to refuse any advertising Sincerely, deemed unsuitable. Briar Gibbons, your Editor, Communication Major of the Year, mentor and friend

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pendent, each with a larger budget. PaccChoir also has a new advisor, Robyn McCullough. Buccaneer Choraliers President Emmanuel Fenwick, 19, said the club has had to adjust. No longer having (Robert) Gerristead as our advisor was a serious punch. It took us a while to rebuild, but we did... By the end of the semester, what Id love more than anything is to have a full choir concert in the auditorium, Fenwick said. Assistant Professor of social science Heather Boone also believes the program must adjust and stay afloat. All students should be required to take an acting class. I am a firm believer that studying the arts gives us an understanding of our deepest humanity, Boone said.

The show must go on for performing arts

By Rich Mead Staff Reporter

rience to prepare him for his employment at Atlantic Cape. Pallitto graduated from Atlantic Cape and directAtlantic Capes Pered Into the Woods here in 2006, along with forming Arts Departnumerous elementary school productions. ment has seen a num He is directing this years spring producber of changes this tion, London Suite, which will be performed semester. Adjunct at 7 p.m. April 25 and 26. Pallitto is also the professor and Atlanadvisor of the Performing Arts Club (PAC) and tic Cape alumni Philip Pallitto is now serving he helped make the decision to separate PAC as the director of the spring production and is and The Buccaneer Choraliers into two clubs. also teaching the Introduction to Theatre class. The choraliers had formerly been an Pallitto has had a lot of theatre expeextension of PAC. Now, the clubs are fully inde-

Left: Pastries prepared by The Baking and Pastry Club. The pastries were prepared based on Kesslers background. Right: Ruth Fisch Kessler tells her story about the Kindertransport. Photos by Felix Contreras

75th anniversary of the Kindertransport

Featuring Ruth Fisch Kessler, Kindertransport survivor and author of The Blue Vase
Left: Nancy Porfido, keynote speaker Ruth Fisch Kessler and Mitchell Levy at the book signing after the event. Right: Student Gina Trom with keynote speaker Ruth Fisch Kessler after the event.

Atlantic Cape Review April Edition der review, construction will continue to take place around the campuses. The projects still remaining from the original plan are: the construction of the Student Activities and Success Center (to begin in Spring of 2015), the refurbishment of A, H, K and D buildings, including a TV studio, once the labs are moved to the STEM building, Perniciaro said. Perniciaro also spoke about re-routing the road in between the library and D parking lot to go behind the parking lot and create a pedestrian mall in the old roadway. Plans also include the addition of a permanent home for the security office and the facilities office in between Dlot and A-lot. Although the Cape May County Campus (CMCC) is newer than its counter parts, it is also in need of a small remodeling. There will be a small Student Success Center built where the bookstore is now, said Perniciaro, and the bookstore will be moved to the cafeteria area. The goal is to improve services and facilities at all three of the schools campuses. It will be a very busy two to three years, Perniciaro said.

...More construction?
By Mike Cade Staff Reporter
Dont get rid of your hard hats just yet. With the construction on the Worthington Atlantic City campus (WACC) nearing completion and the construction ongoing on the Mays Landing campus, many students are wondering, what projects are next for Atlantic Cape. According to Dr. Richard Perniciaro, vice president of facilities, planning, research and exec-

utive support, there are only a few minor projects left at WACC. The school plans to change the current casino floor into one or two classrooms, install a new boiler, remove the fuel tank sitting behind the building and convert the slot tech area into a Student Success Center. Other minor projects include repaving the parking lot and possibly acquiring more parking from an adjoining lot. The Mays Landing campus is also in store for some minor and some major construction after the completion of the STEM building. While The Blueprint 2020 is un-

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A message from the Editor of Rewrites:

2014 Rewrites coming this month!
I have never been so acutely aware of the exceptional diversity we harbor here at Atlantic Cape until working as the Editor of Rewrites 2014. In the 32nd edition of Rewrites, we as a staff have been fortunate to receive a wide variety of incredible pieces from both current and former students, alumni, faculty and staff. The contributors selected to be included in this years magazine own a specific voicea unique style that emphasizes the diversity every author and artist of our community possesses. The magazine was provided the sustenance that has made Rewrites so remarkable time and time again. The artists and authors, poets, and photographers have individually demonstrated a unique talent that, collectively, is beyond impressive. I am genuinely proud to be able to assist in the construction of the magazine and the opportunity to offer you all a showcase of the distinct literary and artistic excellence Atlantic Cape delivers. It has been such an honor, and I am so thankful for the talent and the voices our diverse population amongst the community provided. Happy Reading! Kaitlyn Feldbauer Editor of Rewrites 2014

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Congratulations! Share your memories with Atlantic Cape on your special day by tagging your Instagram or Twitter photos with #AtlanticCape14! Your photos will be featured on the Atlantic Cape Facebook page ( after graduation. For commencement information, scan the QR code on the photo with your smartphone or tablet. Graduation will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 22, on the Mays Landing campus.

Personal training course cancelled

By Alexis Capille Contributing Writer
Atlantic Cape teamed up with Tilton Fitness to provide personal training classes, but the spring semester class has been cancelled. The program had plenty of trainers available, but few students signed up for the classes. A lot of great trainers come out of the program and work here, said Julie Dods, general manager at Tilton Fitness. The program is an eightweek course taught by faculty trainers. Those who complete the course earn a 25-hour internship with the gym for the cost of $989. American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI/ISMA) certified trainers teach the course. The students earn four different certifications in the areas of personal trainer, sports nutrition, strength and

conditioning, and weight training. One of the modules also teaches marketing. One session ran in January with twelve attendees. Only four students signed up for the spring semester, while the company requires seven students to hold the class. We do press releases. I guess timing was wrong, said Jean McAllister, dean of continuing education, about the programs cancellation. My co-worker told me (about the program). She goes to Tilton and she found out by calling Atlantic Cape, said Jennifer Hammock, 21, psychology major. Tilton used banners to advertise the program but it was not enough to raise awareness of the

program. They advertise in the main lobby and locker room when they have specials, said Justin Riggs, 20, political science major. Tilton offers enough. Its sad, said Hammock, a member of Tilton Fitness. McAllister said the course can still run if seven people want to participate. Otherwise, the next class will be held in September at Atlantic Cape. The course is part of the continuing education portion of the college. For more information, visit building T located in front of the Rutgers building or visit www.


Another gala, another 30 scholarships
By Pat Campbell Staff Reporter

Atlantic Capes 31st Restaurant Gala at Ballys gave attendees a chance to sample a variety of foods while supporting student scholarships. The gala is the largest fundraising event held by the college, raising over $155,000, and was attended by at least 650 people, according to Sean Fischer, executive director of the Atlantic Cape Foundation. An event of this size takes a lot of hands... It provides a meaningful experience for everyone involved, Fischer said. The gala is the larger of two annual events that the Atlantic Cape Foundation holds to raise money for Atlantic Cape student scholarships. The other event is a golf tournament held in the fall. Tickets were $225 per person for this years event. This years gala raised enough money to provide about 310 student scholarships, according to Fischer. Its really a great way for the community to give back to the students, said Dr. Peter Mora, Atlantic Cape President. The night began with a cocktail reception hosted by students of the Academy of Culinary Arts (ACA). They honored guest Peter Slavin, who was a graduate of ACA class of 1984. Slavin is now a world-renowned ice sculptor, a craft he picked up while attending Atlantic Cape. He now owns a performing ice sculpting company, Fear No Ice. Slavin, who has created pieces for Bill Gates and David Letterman among others, created a custom sculpture out of a 1,800 pound block of ice in the midst of the cocktail reception. He turned the ice into two knifes with a chefs hat, as well as the Academy of Culinary Arts insignia. Following Slavins presentation, a check was presented to the Atlantic Cape Foundation, for the amount of money raised by tickets and fundraising at this years gala.

The majority of the night revolved around the showcase of dishes, which had been prepared by over 40 restaurants from our region. Culinary specialtieswere crafted by restaurants including Smithville Inn, Neros Tuscan Steakhouse and Annatas Wine Bar. The gala is used for restaurants and chefs throughout the area as an outlet to showcase their signature dishes. An eclectic variety of food and styles were on display including bison, quail, and duck. However, the event is also a way for those same restaurants to give back to the community. Its just a great event. It gives us great exposure and its a great atmosphere, said Jackie Brunozzi-Dolan, coowner of Annatas Wine Bar in Hammonton. Students played a key role in helping to make the night possible. Aside from the ACA students, which helped host the cocktail reception, hospitality majors and member of the colleges TV Club also volunteered their services. We know how important this event is for fundraising, but it means a lot more to the college as a whole, said Max Fineran, 22, TV Club vice president. This years gala was more successful than previous events based upon the total amount raised. They raised $10,000 more than last year bringing this years grand total to $155,000, which translates to roughly 30 more student scholarships. This year $10,350 was raised from the 50/50 raffle alone. Two hundred and seven raffle tickets were sold and the money was split between three prizes. The top prize was $6,210, second prize was $3,105, and the third prize was $1,035. In total, the popular event has now raised over $3 million since its creation in 1984.

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ACA offers street food style with gourmet flavor
By Kevin Del Cid Assistant Editor
Your mother probably told you not to eat with your hands, but it seems no one ever told the Academy of Culinary Arts chefs serving up the 31st annual Atlantic Cape Restaurant Gala reception. This years reception menu featured street foods, made to compliment the overall circus theme of the gala. Various finger foods were displayed along the orange draped walls of the reception hall at Ballys Casino. Chilled cherry soup with almond dust, foie gras with cucumber jelly, mini chicken and waffles, tuna with roasted tomatoes and oliveswere just a few of the student prepared delicacies. All of the food available during the reception was prepared by the student chefs from Caremes, the gourmet restaurant located at the academy. Caremes are always involved in the event. It is part of their curriculum in the block where the gala falls. However, we also accept volunteers from throughout the academy, said Joseph Sheridan, Chef Educator. Volunteer chefs were placed at each station to explain the more complex dishes to attendees. One such volunteer was Lenna Hur, 26, Academy of Culinary Arts student. When we got there, it was my first time volunteering. I had to memorize everything as fast as possible. We had about 20 minutes to learn what it was we were serving, Hur said. It was nerve-wracking, but it was fun. A committee runs year-round for the event, with menu planning beginning four weeks prior to the night of the gala. Food is then ordered three weeks prior to the event, and the academy is actually in

ompany at the 31st annual restaurant gala.

Photos by Briar Gibbons

ith food prepared by ACA at the restaurant gala.

production just three or four days before the event. Our chefs and volunteer chefs meet and collaborate to see who has menu ideas - what will work, what wont work. We shoot ideas back and forth until we finalize the menu, said Chef Bruce Johns, director of culinary operations. We try to have a vegetarian option, a gluten-free option. We try to make sure we have a fairly mixed menu to appeal to everybody, Johns said. Johns said he tries to keep his budget as low as possible. Its difficult with an event like this because you cant scrimp. You cant do an event like this on nothing. We have to spend money to make money, Johns said. Johns said this years gala required 180 pounds of shrimp cocktail, 800 clams, 800 oysters, 20 pounds of seafood ceviche, 20 pounds worth of tuna ceviche, and three full briskets. The academy views the restaurant gala as a fantastic learning experience for culinary students. Not only do students get to work with ingredients that are not normally available to them, but they also have the chance to use the Ballys Casino banquet kitchen to prepare the hors doeuvres. After the event winds down, the chefs regroup and reflect on the menu as a whole, certain dishes, and cooking techniques. The success of an upscale grilled cheese station and a grilled meats station took most of the chefs by surprise. We just try to make everything stand out on its own. Thats really what we do, Johns said.

By Nick Pappas Staff Reporter

Spring recipes
Banana Bread 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 2.5 cups ripened bananas 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon banana extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups all-purpose flour teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 95 loaf pan. Mix together flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix cream, butter and brown sugar. Mix in eggs one at a time to butter and sugar combination. Add vanilla and banana extracts and mix. With a wooden spoon, stir in dry ingredients 1/3 at a time until just moistened. Pour into loaf pan and bake approximately 60 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan. Serve with cinnamon honey butter. Adobo Chicken w/ Tomato Avocado Salad For Chicken: 6 Boneless skinless chicken thighs, which is approx. 2 pounds 2 Tablespoon of olive oil 1 Tablespoon of adobo con pimienta seasoning Juice from 1 lime 1/8 teaspoon of cumin 1/8 teaspoon of chili powder 1/8 teaspoon of red pepper flakes 5 oz of spring greens For the avocado salad: 1 half of an avocado, peeled, pitted and diced 4 large plum tomatoes, largely diced 3 radishes sliced 1 cumber peeled, seeded and diced of a red onion, sliced 1 jalapeno pepper, deseeded and sliced 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Juice from 1 lime 1 minced garlic clove 4 cilantro sprigs For the chicken, mix cumin, seasoning, lime juice, olive oil, chili powder and red pepper flakes. Add chicken, and allow it to marinate for 15 minutes while you prepare the avocado salad. In a separate bowl, mix together all of the salad ingredients, and add salt and pepper to taste. Grill chicken until cooked through for approximately 5 minutes per side or until cooked to internal temperature of 165 degrees. Present over spring greens and top with avocado salad.

Enrique Iglesias talks sex, love, on newest album

Freak because no matter what your mood is, it makes you want to dance. It is a very energetic and upbeat song. Overall, I would give this album an 8 out of 10 ranking. While the songs make you want Enrique Iglesias has sold over one hundred to dance, he should have collaborated with a million records worldwide, and has had over larger variety of artists. 13 number one songs on the billboard dance charts. Now, 20 years into his music career Enrique is returning for his 10th career studio album and second bilingual album, Sex and Love. The album has 16 songs; half are in English and the other half are in Spanish. Sex and Love has the same type of songs as the album Escape, which are songs that make you energetic and cheerful. On this album, Iglesias teams up with artists such as Pitbull, Flo Rida, and Kylie Minogue. In a recent radio interview, Iglesias said, We all relate to sex and love. Thats why when you hear music - 90% of the time - it derives from those two feelings. No matter what race, nationality, or religion you are, you have experience with both My favorite song on the album is Im a

By Dino Arhontoulis Staff Reporter

Months later, few games available for PlayStation 4

By Nick Pappas Staff Reporter
Most gamers will do anything to get their hands on the newest video game console when it hits the market. They will sit in long lines, surf the net for hours, or even go into huge bidding wars just to experience the console on launch day. As somebody who has had the PlayStation 4 since the launch in November, I have to wonder if those measures were worth it for the PS4. The console looks and feels great, but the lack of titles makes it lackluster. At first glance, the PlayStation 4 is compact, making it able to fit almost anywhere. While smaller than its predecessors, it is easily more powerful than last generations systems, and the new hardware shows that; however, it is the PS4s smooth interface, which shows its capabilities. Sonys new menu system is absolutely gorgeous and simple to use. Most importantly, the menu shows the PS4s ability with its complexity and ability to effectively display a multitude of items, ranging from friends and chat to multitasked programs without dropping in performance. In addition to a great interface, the PS4 has a great controller and processes games well. Compared to older controllers, the controller has a better design and is easier to handle, which make playing games a comfortable experience. Graphically, the games are beautifully rendered at 1080p. Performance-wise, there has not been issues with the system crashing while running games, and the games run at a consisted frame rate, but at times, the system will try to exceed its ability and run at a higher frame rate than it can handle which will lead to a drop in performance. Outside of this, I have had no issues with its processing ability. Overall, the PS4s design and performance should appeal to buyers, but ultimately the quality and quantity of games available are the reasons to buy a system. This is biggest criticism for the console. As of right now, there really are not any games on the market that would make the PS4 a must-have. Because of this, I have not touched the system since the beginning of February, but of course, Sony is planning to release a lot of big titles for the system between now and Christmas. Hopefully, one of those games will give buyers a solid reason to invest into it, but until then it is better to save your money than to devote $400 to something that will just sit and collect dust.

TERTAINMENT Local music spotlight

The Only Way
Genre: Alternative, punk rock and hip hop Band Members: Darragh Breslin, Lead Vocals, Guitar Thomas Rocco Jennetta, Guitar Todd Rose, Bass David Loder, Drums How did you come up with the name? We went on a trip to Six Flags and the guys wanted to get beer. We knew the only way to get that was to ask the parents so it become a slogan and stuck and eventually became the band name Why should people come out to see your band? Our music is very catchy, we have riffs that get stuck in your head, diverse and simplistic material

Genre: Spiritual wave / synth house-trap Band Members: Anthony Williams, 29 How did you come up with the name? Early 90s techno was not a thing and people would say it was a bunch of sirens, bells and animal sounds. I use animal sounds as a constant reminder of the perception of electronic music Do you have any upcoming shows? I have a tour titled under the covers with a band called sleepy face starting April 18th Why should people come out to see your band? Im hoping to inspire and get inspired by other creative people Follow Anmlsnds on Twitter, Instagram and on Soundcloud

Java and Jams

By Taylor Henry Staff Reporter
Ventnor Coffee is known for its refreshments, art and book collection, and local music performances. Since it opened last August, the coffee shop has held open mics and teen karaoke nights every weekend, they also just finished up their first ever Music Show-

down. The Music Showdown was a unique opportunity for local musicians to be in a real competition. From February to April, bands and musicians gave performances of original compositions on days designated to their genres, including reggae, ska, R&B, hip-hop, jazz, pop, indie, alternative and punk. First, second and third places were selected in each category, with each first place act competing for best-of-show prize $500 cash, recording

studio time, and various promotional items. Special awards were given to top vocalists, songwriters and instrumentalists. Judges for the contest were local music teachers and musicians. Trophies were donated by the Sara James Music Foundation and will be given out at an awards ceremony at Margaritaville Atlantic City on April 12. The ceremony is open to the public and attendees will have a chance to vote for their favorite act in a special Peoples Choice award.

By Max Fineran Staff Reporter

John Mayer Trio is back

for Mayers trio. After touring for their only album, TRY! the band announced that they had played their final performance. Although it was their final performance for their produced music, it certainly wasnt the last we would hear from them being together. Songs that had already been recorded were intended to be for another album with the trio but the tracklist was too short. Luckily, the songs were then used to create the Grammy Award winning album Continuum and the rest of the album was recorded with Palladino and Jordans talent

JM3, or John Mayer Trio are making their way back into todays music buzz. John Mayer Trio, formed in 2005 by frontman singer & guitarist John Mayer, is a rock trio with a jazz and blues feel. Bassist Pino Palladino, who previously played and toured for The Who and now tours with Nine Inch Nails, along with Grammy award-winning drummer Steve Jordan make up the other two counterparts

to help create John Mayers most extravagant tracklist yet. Since Continuums 2006 release, members of JM3 have occasionally reunited for performances on late night shows to play covers of songs such as California Dreamin on The Tonight Show with Conan OBrien in 2009. On July 1st, 2008, John Mayer recorded & filmed Where the Light Is, a concert in Los Angeles showcasing the different stages of his career. With the trio performing songs like Everyday I Have the Blues, Who Did You Think I Was, and Vultures, you could easily see why these three men secretly made up the musical components of Continuum.

The Trio had been out of the spotlight since 2008. There was speculation among fans that they were never going to make a comeback. On February 13th, 2014 John Mayer tweeted that the Trio would be reuniting on Late Night with Seth Meyers. On March 10th, 2014 John Mayer tweeted yet again, confirming new recording sessions and releasing a new track. The track, titled Little Sur, features not only the founding members of the trio but artists Chick Corea & Wallace Roney to bring back the trio in style. Listen to John Mayer Trios full music catalog on Spotify for FREE!


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Get to know your classmate

Felix Contreras
Age: 23 Major: Biology, Sociology, Health Services Word of advice for students: Dont think of coming to Atlantic Cape as a burden, its not a time to try and take classes and transfer fast, the catch phrase is true, opportunities are here. But if you think its going to be given to you, you are wrong. You have to work hard for it, when you lose hope surround yourself with those with hope and you will meet the right people. Graduating: Spring 2014 Transfer School: University of Pennsylvania Major: Neuroscience Interesting fact: Felix keeps every picture and card ever given to him and hangs them on his wall at home Hobbies: Plays League of Legends and Pokemon, also likes to hike After Graduation: Felix wants to be a physician, an entrepreneur and a scientist

Get to know your professor

Effie Russell
Hometown: From Appalacia where her family grew up very poor. They had no indoor plumbing or running water. When my one pair of shoes wore a hole in the bottom, my mother traced the shoe around a piece of cardboard and stuck it in my shoe. The only way out of poverty for me was to get an education and to work hard. I scrubbed many floors and cleaned many toilets on my way out. I was the only one in my extended family to attend college Classes she teaches: English Why she teaches English: Loves to teach because she wants young people to have a better life Hobbies: Likes to read then travel to places she has read about Favorite part of teaching: Helping students succeed What her students say about her: I love that she takes the time to really teach her students and make sure they understand. She is like having another very caring mother, said Jennifer Smith, 40, computer science major

By Pat Campbell Sports Reporter

Atlantic Cape golf: getting into the swing of things

ing season. That has not stopped them from competing. Coach Foreman takes a certain pride, not only in the team but the game of golf as a whole. I really love the sport. Im a student of the game, Foreman said. I also have a bit of experience to share with the kids. When the Atlantic Cape Athletic Department endorsed the idea of a golf program, they contacted Doug Fraser, owner of Mays Landing Country Club, who not only generously donated use of his facilities to the team, but personally sought out candidates for head coach. I thought he (Foreman) would be great because hes young, sharp, and a well-known pro as you can find in the area, Fraser said. The golf program is allowed to compete, but not place or win in tournaments because they have yet to receive an official National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) team designation. Atlantic Capes Athletic Department determines what programs will remain as clubs or become an official team for the school. Atlantic Cape Assistant Athletic Director Mike Rennick expects the golf teams improvement will soon earn them approval to become an official team. He and Foreman affirm the issue is not monetary. It wouldnt make much of a difference financially if we were made a team. I think the school is more concerned with low student participation. Foreman said. Rennick cites Atlantic Cape sports ending prematurely, due to lack of participation, for the departments decision to withhold the team designation for at least one more year. Just last year the mens soccer program ended due to waning participation. While the program may lack student members, its supporters could not be more enthusiastic about the team and the people surrounding it. The golf program participates in five tournaments, which all take place during the spring and Foreman expects returning golfer and team standout Dante Devoune to emerge as a leader. While the Atlantic Cape golf may have started a few strokes behind, they plan to make up for it on the back 9.



Head Coach Daniel Foreman is overwhelmed with enthusiasm about the future of Atlantic Capes golf program and hes not the only one. Despite low student turnout, the golf program continues to keep pace with its larger, more established counterparts throughout the area. The golf programs membership has never exceeded ten players, but Foreman expects up to 15 golfers for this upcom-

By Tyrique Sims Sports Reporter

Best mens basketball record in 15 years

ery game that I saw the stands packed, Sandoval said. It made our team stronger to know that we had that much support behind us. The Bucs defeated the Cumberland County College Dukes 74-60 in the opening round of the Region 19 mens basketball tournament. Julian Martin, sophomore guard, led the Buccaneers with 19 points, scoring 14 in the 2nd half as the Bucs overcame a 35-31 halftime deficit to pull away in the second half. Threepoint shooting would be the difference, with Atlantic Cape hitting five 3-pointers in the second half, forward Ryan Laverty and guard Shamar Dixon had two each. The Buccaneers moved on to play the number three seed Camden County College at Camden County. The Buccaneers fell to Camden County 98-61 in the Region 19 quarterfinals. The Buccaneers did not win the title, but they finished with a 15-10 record, their best record in more than 15 years. Despite falling short of our goal I think we played very well. We had a few rough times but what team doesnt, said sophomore guard Nate Evans. E v a n s earned Garden State Athletic Conference Mens basketball player of the Mens basketball in the Region 19 playoffs week in February. Evans did Photo by Mike Rennick not play in the BucCape mens player was named to caneers playoff games due to an injury. It hurt the All-Region team. Wilson, Sandoval and Evnot to play because I always want ans will not be returning next year, to be there for my team, but the games I missed were against but the team should be strong teams that I was confident my with the emergence of freshman guys could beat and take care of guard Shamar Dixon. Weve been competitive business while I rehabbed from the past couple seasons and my injury, Evans said. Six foot three sophomore made the playoffs. I believe Atlanforward Shawn Wilson was named tic Cape has become an attractive to the All-Region 19 1st team, the two-year school to play basketball fifth time in six years an Atlantic at, said Mike Rennick, assistant athletic director.

The Atlantic Cape mens basketball team came out swinging, winning their first three games of the season. Sophomore guard Richie Sandoval said the teams expectations going into this season were to win a championship by any means necessary. They hosted Camden County College in their home opener and lost 69-70. The Buccaneers won their final game of the regular season against Gloucester defeating them 90-86. They ended the season with a 14-9 record and earned the number six seed in the Region 19 playoffs. This season, Atlantic Capes gym has seen two of their largest crowds this season. 410 people attended opening night and 350 people attended white out night on February 4, when they defeated Cumberland 94-77. I was excited for ev-



Keeping your post-surgery head in the game

By Tyrique Sims Sports Reporter
Ericka Johns, 20, health services major, a key player on Atlantic Capes womens volleyball team, was faced with a challenge six years ago. In 2008, Johns discovered that she had lyme disease and then shortly after was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She would have surgery the same year, which led to her having a chemical meningitis and hydrocephalus. In 2009 she had a shunt placed in her head. In 2010, she had chiari malformation surgery. My family was very comforting and positive during the process, Johns said. My sisters were scared for me, but my dad was able to keep his composure, which helped the family and myself keep composure. Johns had several surgeries and was in the hospital for weeks at a time. Her disabilities inspired her to get into Atlantic Capes nursing program. When I was in the hospital, I would see people die every day, I noticed things that were unpleasant, but yet interesting and thats why I want to become a nurse, Johns said. Johns graduated from Egg Harbor Township High School in 2011, where she suffered from multiple health issues. But throughout all her surgeries, she has still played sports. She was a varsity soccer player from her sophomore to senior year of high school. Johns was determined to make the varsity soccer team as a sophomore even though she had difficulty walking and doctors told her she would not be able to play soccer. Johns fought the odds and pushed herself to play. She made the varsity team that year and from then on there was nothing she thought she could not do. The thing I admire most about Ericka is her determination on and off the court. She loves a challenge and she always comes out on top. Shes relentless and fearless, said Mike Rennick, assistant athletic director. Johns love for volleyball goes back to when she was in middle school. She wanted to play in high school, but the school didnt have a team. She reconnected with volleyball at Atlantic Cape. In October, Johns was named to the first team all Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) volleyball team and was selected to the 3rd team all-region. All my cuts and bruises from diving around on the court wasnt for nothing. I would give 100

Johns playing in a game against Bergen County College

percent every game and put my heart into it and we would still lose, and I would wonder why Im putting in all this effort and those awards are why, Johns said. Johns individual play was noticed by her team. She was always so positive and showed an incredible amount of hustle. She has such a positive attitude, she practiced and played hard and it rubbed off on the players. I think they respected her and saw her as an example of how hard they could work and how good they could be if they tried, said Tim Newkirk, head coach of the womens volleyball team. She would always ask questions and look for ways to improve. She was like a sponge, absorbing everything we taught her then sharing it with others. Johns enjoys living life and not letting her disability keep her from doing what she loves to do. When shes not spending time with her boyfriend or working at the House Of Blues as a cocktail waitress, she enjoys photography, snowboarding and dirt biking. After one of my surgeries I went out on the trail on my dirt bike. Im not letting a little head surgery hold me back, Johns said. Teammate and volleyball co-captain Megan Lubiano, 20, health service major, was Johns childhood friend. I like her as a person and she grew a lot as a person. We are actually neighbors and we used to play volleyball in her backyard growing up. She was a great teammate and

Photo by Mike Rennick

someone I know that always works to get better. Shes hard working and supportive. I was proud to share the court with her, Lubiano said. Johns has always tried to be honest about her disability over the years. She was open and told us from the get go. She had an episode two years ago where she had a horrible migraine and she had to go lay down in an air-conditioned room in the dark. She came out wanting to play when we started and I had to send her back to relax, Newkirk said. My disabilities made me want to play sports more. Sports take your mind off things and it makes you realize theres more to life than your disability or whatever youre going through, Johns said.