The three C’s of Tartan Athletics

With the basketball season just two months away, the Tartan Pride are gearing up for a season where most players are returning for their sophomore year with Coach Price. Since Sinclair is a community college where most people only stay for a couple years, if that, recruiting is kind of like a revolving door.

“Once you get use to that recruiting cycle. I come from the NCAA side. I was a division II coach in West Virginia where you usually only have to bring in two or three kids in a recruiting class. You’ve got guys for four years. Usually in division II you only have 10 scholarships so you don’t have as much resources to devote to recruiting so once you get here, you really have to cycle up,” says Coach Price.

For this year, Price is excited to work with all the returning players from last year to continue to grow and be a better team.

“One of our returning players is Marcellus Washington. He is going to be one of our team leaders. He has a lot of upside and is going to be a division I recruit. He is a guy everyone will key on right off the bat,” says Price.

“We also have a guy named Jalen Robertson. Jalen is 6’8” from West Virginia. He is also top 10 in Sinclair history for blocked shots already. Also a front man for us is Stephen Pierre who is 6’7”, who is 12th in blocked shots. He gives a lot of people a lot of trouble. Caleb Walker, 6’4”, out of Gahanna Christian in Columbus can knock down shots,” explains Price.

Price goes into each season with the mentality that every freshman they pick up, may not be back for the following season. Luckily, for this season at least, all but two players are sophomores. However, that is not exactly Price’s goal. Price’s intention is to get players onto their four year school. Continue reading The three C’s of Tartan Athletics

Behind Sky-high textbook prices

The percentage of money spent at school has raised dramatically over the last ten years. According to Bigfuture (by the CollegeBoard), an average full-time student attending a four year college spends roughly $1,200 on textbooks alone per year.

That number doesn’t drop by much even for a two-year college, why is that? Publishers tend to say that the cost is high because writing a textbook and publishing it is expensive when it comes to the materials, time and packaging. But is that true?IMG_4848

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Teen Choice Awards Review

Teens were voting their hearts out for music, TV, movies, and social media but the night wasfull of momentsthat touched our hearts and made us laugh.

 

  1. Funniest moment of the night goes to Josh Peck who co-hosted the show and John Stamos (FullerHouse, Full House) who played out a little skit in memory of both theirold TV shows. Josh came out dressed as Uncle Jesse from Full House and dropped a bunch of Jesse quotes like,“have mercy”and continuously touched his perfectly combed back hair. John played along with responding asJosh from Drake and JosH by saying,“I’m not saying you’re a truther”and “hug me brother”. It all made for great laughs and brought back memories for the 90’s kids.

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Fun Fall Festivals

Hello new and returning students, just because school has started doesn’t mean
you can’t have fun. When you’re not spending your weekends studying or working, here are some fun activities across Ohio that you, friend’s and/ or family can enjoy:

On September 4-6, the city of Eaton will be hosting the Eatonic Music festival on
the Preble County Fairgrounds. The event is ending the summer with a bang with the most incredible artists each music genre has to offer. On Friday, September 5, from 5pm to 2:30am the festival will feature Blues with special guest star, award-winning artist Buddy Guy. Saturday, from 10am-2: 30am will feature rock music with special guest Stars The Almighty get down. Sunday, from 10am-5:30pm will feature bluegrass music with special star Rumpke Mountain Boys at 1:15pm. Please visit eatonicmusicfestival.com for more information. Continue reading Fun Fall Festivals

YOUR VOICE:

What are your worst ‘college student’ habits?
Are you trying to change these habits? Why or why not?
How do you plan to change this semester?

Mengqi Wang, Accounting Major

mengqiwang“I just sometimes don’t have enough time to do the homework. I’m good at [time management], just kind of busy. I just do it over time. I study, sleep less, spend more time [studying] in the night. It’s more important to get the homework done. I just drink more coffee. . . It’s just a little bit hard to [work less]. When you work you have a fast-paced schedule, and if you don’t work, then other people—it’s hard for

 

Kkrystennelsonrysten Nelson, Chemical Dependency Counseling Major

Procrastination, definitely. Homework is just like, they give us a set date, and I put it off, and put it off, and it’s like, ‘Oh my god it’s due tomorrow, I’ve got to do all of it tonight!’ I bought a planner so I can remind myself to do my homework in a timely manner, that way I’m not so stressed and overwhelmed  with everything. I really want to do good this semester, so just scheduling, planning things out, being  more organized. . . I’ve retaken several classes because of procrastination. I always do so much better

 

mollybuckinghamMolly Buckingham, Communications Major

“That’s my life habit: skipping sleep and drinking coffee. But I do not procrastinate, ever. I try to avoid  that. I did my first semester here at Sinclair, but that was three semesters ago, so I’m pretty much done  with [procrastinating]. I made some progress. . . I’m addicted to coffee, and the sleep thing is fine, so I’m  okay. I’m doing alright. . . I just take it as it comes, when I’m assigned assignments, I just take it from  there, and as soon as I have a free moment—I work as well—I will go ahead and finish that assignment.  Free moments don’t come every day, so sometimes you’re forced to procrastinate. . . When I can, I do it

 

brittanyschmidtBrittany Schmidt, Visual Communications Major

“I would say procrastinating would be my problem, and I have a planner for it too. It doesn’t work if you  don’t want to do it. I think it’s—well, part of it would be work. . . because you go to school and you go to  work, but I think motivation is an issue. I’m a little lazy. I’ve been here since fall of last year and I think  I’ve gotten better at it. . . It is a goal to [change it] because I’m going full time. I’m not really concerned  about when I graduate, [but] I’m hoping to graduate in a year, mainly because I’m going full time.”

 

aceebertAce Ebert, Software Development Major

“I stay up too late usually. I just don’t sleep well, so I just end up staying up late, and then it’s kind of a  struggle to make it to class on time. That’s probably my worst habit. I’m not usually late, but there are  days where it’s just like, I walk in like ten, fifteen minutes late because I woke up late. . . All professors  I’ve had – I’ve been here for an entire year now, and this semester – they hate it when you’re late. I’ve  never had a professor who’s been casual about tardiness. . . I have been [trying to change] recently, I’ve  been going to bed a lot earlier, getting up hours before class even starts. . . it’s not just about grades,  necessarily, but it’s how you’re viewed by your professors that affects it, when it comes down to it. As a  student, you can know everything, but if you mess up at all, and your professor sees you’re someone  who’s just kind of winging it, they’re not going to go the extra mile to help you.”

 

dylanschirmerDylan Schirmer, Associate of Arts Major with History Focus

“My worst habit is, I would say, I procrastinate. I’m pretty bad procrastinator. Also, sometimes I’m not  the best note-taker either. [With] notes, I’ll maybe mishear something, and when I’m trying to study  later I won’t be able to remember and then that’ll affect my score. [With] procrastinating, I just try to do  everything at the last minute, don’t get everything done, or then it’s done sloppily, then you get a bad  grade on it. . . When I get home, I’m going to try to get all my stuff done there, try to use an assignment  book more than in high school, and carry a pad of paper around. . . and try to write down like whatever  the [professor is] talking about . . . It’ll also relieve pressure when I’m trying to study, and that way at  the last minute I don’t have to do much stuff.”

MAGGIE STACEY

STAFF WRITER