1995-05-04 Focus, page 8


1995-05-04 Focus, page 8


warn NEWS FOCUS Thurdsay, May 4,1995 Marketing class prepares for Geo project by Erica Sehl Focus staff writer Oyer the course of this semester, the MJC marketing class has been designing a campaign to sell cars for American Chevrolet-Geo on McHenry Ave. This coming Wednesday, the team will have 12 cars circling the Quad for students to admire and examine. The marketing project has been sponsored by General Motors and is an actual marketing project The students do all of the work and research to design the market campaign. "Ifs something similar to what a marketing company would do," said MJC Marketing Adviser Jack Hein- sius. The competition, which was once only in California, is now making ifs way into other states. In addition to this wider selection of competition, it has also blended the junior and'state colleges and universities into one. MJC students are no longer separated from the state universities and colleges. This year's team has titled the competition, "Global Marketing", which carries an international theme. There will be hours of international music from England, Brazil and elsewhere. Students who come to the demonstration will be given a free hot dog and Pepsi when completing the tour, as well as a ticket to enter into the drawings for prizes. These prizes will be given away throughout the demonstration from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Some of the prizes include: free passes for Roller King and bowling, a briefcase, a number of pizzas, and an expensive stethoscope. All prizes have been donated by community sponsors donating products and free admission opportunities. At the end of the day, a grand prize will be given away, which includes three days and two nights, as well as round trip air fare for two to San Diego. The couple will stay in a hotel on the beach and be awarded free passes to Sea World and the San Diego Zoo as well as many other attractions in the city. The package is worth over $500.00. Students need not be present to win, however, in order to claim your prize, you must get to the Prize Board by 3 p.m. To advertise the competition, the Global Marketing team has put up posters, an ad in the Focus and listed the information on Channel 27 and KRJC Radio. The group tried to stay way from the fliers on cars and table tops. This approach was seen as distasteful in the eyes of Karen Sisnaros, Public Relations Chairperson for the marketing project If the group wins this competition they will be defending their title as winners of last year's marketing project competition. Last year's project was a life size maze. The group won in the category of creativity. "If you win, you win, then you defend your title. That's what we're doing," said Sisnaros. East Campus plagued by wave of crime by Matt Kreamer Focus Editor-in-chief A recent series of thefts at MJC have campus security wondering what to do. Since March, eight lockers have been broken into in the men's locker room; four of them on April 25. Backpacks, books and wallets are generally the items being stolen. Some of the lockers are being forced open while combinations are used to open others. "I don't know what the solution is right now," said Yosemite Community College District security director Alfie Johnson. "We can't have a person stand there and watch the lockers all day." Johnson added that the thefts were generally during the baseball team's practices by someone who knows when the room is in use. In addition to the locker- room thefts, three bicycles were reported stolen May 1. "We're getting into the bicycle season," said Johnson. Last year there were enough bicycles stolen to prompt ASMJC senator Louie Dias to investigate solutions to the problem. The solution will arrive on campus very soon in the form of 20 new bicycle racks, which are designed to deny thieves access to the locks. The new racks are being paid for jointly by ASMJC and campus security. Due to the handicapped access renovations being made on campus, many of the future rade sites are currendy unavailable. They will be installed as soon as the renovations are completed. If you have any information regarding the thefts, contact campus security at 575- Loans: Congress may limit program continued from page 1 agencies were doing a better job of cracking down on default rates before the direct loan program took effect. And despite Clinton's insistence that the program won't force a hiring binge in the Department of Education, Istook says direct loans will force the creation of a "500- person bureaucracy." "Clinton claims that his direct lending scheme saves money, but common sense tells you that's nonsense," Istook says. Many financial aid administrators, however, say Istook is the one talking nonsense, not Clinton. "Anytime you cut down on paperwork and middlemen, you save money," says Kenneth Covington, director of financial aid at the University of Dallas. "This program has success written all over it. The students and the administration are really behind it." Many Republicans, however, argue that the greatest evil of direct lending is the administration's move to make a successful private program into a public one. "Direct lending will result in the national- a—-—**—*-—* ization of this "Direct lending will nation's stu- resuU fa ^ nati(m_ teed of getting their money back, so it's a no-lose situation for ten," he said. "In the direct student loan program, we don't have guarantees to banks; we just make the loans directly. That has actually reduced the deficit and reduced dent loan industry," said Rep. John Boehner (R- Ohio). "The Department of Education thinks it can act as a bank better than banks themselves. Prior history suggests that direct lending will turn into another government mess." Clinton, though, says the previous loan program was subsidized by the government anyway. "The banks are guaran- alization of [our] student loan industry." -Rep. John Boehner the cost of coll eg e loans." Currently, the federal government provides reinsurance for loans made by private lenders, that are guaranteed by state or non-profit agencies. Money for the loans is raised by the U.S. Treasury Department through the sale of government securities. If banks aren't successful at securing repayment for individual loans, they are reimbursed from the federal government. Daniel Cheever, chairman of the Coalition for Student Loan Reform, a group made up of representatives from guarantee agencies and lenders, says Clinton's direct loan plan was put in place before being adequately tested. "We oppose a move to a full-blown direct loan program before Congress knows whether direct lending is really in file best interests of students, schools and the taxpayers," said Cheever. 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