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Collide Issue 10

Mar 25, 2016



Our November issue featuring illustrations of the two political candidates in their Halloween costumes.




  • In his book, Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord says, All of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. In Collides themed Spectacle issue, we attempt to describe and define the spectacles that simultaneously contribute to and define our lives.

    In this issue of Collide, we explore the darker side of the spectacle in an in-depth article evaluating the reality of modern circuses. We interview a political artist who expresses her passion for social justice in the form of steel art, photography, and writing. And we take a look at the ethical issues of the death penalty, a decision many California voters will make November 6.

    As one of the ultimate spectacles, you will find several pieces on politics. The center spread offers a breakdown of both presidential candidates platforms. We hope that our articles will encourage readers to

    head to the polls and exercise their right to vote. Another writer explores the spectacle of reality TV and its

    function as a form of escape. She examines how viewers evade the chaos of their own lives by delving into that of others. As a society set on Keeping Up With the Kardashians, we look at why more viewers tuned into Honey Boo Boo than the presidential debates.

    Debord also describes the spectacle as an instrument of unification. In the production of this magazine alone, we as writers and editors experienced the unifying nature of chaos as we sought to write pieces that would both inspire and impact readers. As we transition to fall and traverse the second half of the semester, we will find ourselves in a season of constant spectacle: a man in a cape on the cougar walk, a new presidential term, and a time for reflection on the past year. Although Debord criticized the spectacle, in these moments of constant change, we seek to welcome the crazy and the chaotic. We seek to explore the spectacle.

    Chelsea Johnson | English majorEditor-in-Chief

    Collide Student Magazine November 2012 Issue 10

    Editor-in-Chief Chelsea Johnson | [email protected] Editor Megan Laber | [email protected] Editor Mark Miller | [email protected] Chelsey Barmore | [email protected] Editor C. Amaris Felton | [email protected] Representative Danielle Ahn | [email protected] Tim Posada | [email protected]

    Contributing Writers Maddie Shook, Joshua Bligh, Ashley Cameron, Jennifer Cline, Lauren Williams, Kelsey OBrien

    Mission StatementCollide is a publication of The Clause, a multi-media student voice of undergraduate Azusa Pacific University. Our stories seek to bring

    people together on our pages where our ideas collide and stories impact readers. We provide narratives, inquiries, and dialogue in a

    Christian academic setting that values individual's stories as well as community concerns. Our writers are student-journalists interested

    in crafting articles that connect with readers and challenge them to grow as people and reporters.

    Like our magazine? Want to put your advertisement in our pages?Please contact: Advertising Representative Danielle Ahn | [email protected]

    editor's note


    Featured Artists:Danica Bowers is a senior graphic design major who recently revisited the question, Who let the dogs out? Woof?

    Maya Kendres is a junior graphic design major who grew up in several different countries over-seas, and draws inspiration for her art from the

    various cultures she was surrounded with.

    Arica Leach is a sophomore studio art ma-jor who has always been amazed by art. The more she invests in it, the more she sees its intrisic value. She was thankful for the op-portunity to create our cover for this issue.




















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  • the list PolitilistCompiled by Joshua Bligh

    With the 2012 presidential campaign coming to a close it seems a ripe time to pay tribute to some of the greatest gaffes our politicians, both Democratic and Republican, have made over the years.

    I am working for the time when unqualified blacks, browns and women join the unqualified men in run-ning the government.Frances Sissy Far-enthold (D), 1972

    For a century and a half now, America and Japan have formed one of the great and enduring alli-ances of modern times. George W. Bush (R), 2002

    In America, anybody may become president, and I suppose its just one of the risks you take. Adlai Stevenson (D), 1956

    From what I understand from doctorsIf its a le-gitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Todd Akin (R), 2012

    By the end of my second term, we will have the first permanent base on the moon and it will be Ameri-can. Newt Gingrich (R), 2012

    PETA is not happy that my dog likes fresh air. On strapping his dog to the top of the car, Presidential hopeful,Mitt Romney (R), 2007

    In the last few months we have traveled to every cor-ner of the United States. Ive now been in 57 states. I think one left to go. One left to go. Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to. President Barack Oba-ma (D), 2004

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    And for our 2012 presidential candidates

    I may not have been the greatest president, but Ive had the most fun eight years. Bill Clinton (D), 2001

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    Apples digital personal assistant Siri records everything iPhone own-ers say and sends the file to an Apple data center. The requests Siri receives are con-verted into text. No one

    knows exactly what Apple does with this information. As a result, many busi-ness and companies have banned the use of Siri by their employees with the concern for protection of confidential information.

    Recent studies done by the University of Wisconsin-Madison have shown that men who used pacifiers as toddlers wind up being emotionally unavailable later in life. The use of pacifiers report-edly inhibits the toddlers ability to mimic adult facial expressions.

    By the numbers:

    3: The number of years Van Thu Tran was sentenced to prison for trying to cheat casinos across the country out of millions of dollars. She admitted to creating the Tran Organization with the purpose of participating in gam-bling cheats across America. Tran and her co-conspirators illegally obtained $7 million in their scheme.

    7: The number of states in the U.S. where suing your husband/wifes lover for Alienation of Affection is legal.

    30: The percentage of Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. The highest it has been since 2009.

    10,000: The amount of money John Gibson owes his mobile provider after his kids used his mobile broadband card to stream movies on Netflix while he was on vacation.

    1,000: The number of pigs a Nebraskan farmer let die because he got lazy after getting a full-time job. He pleaded no contest to the charge of animal cruelty.

    820,000: The number of Civics and Pilots Honda dealers recalled because of failed headlights. Honda said wires connected to headlights could overheat and melt. No injuries have been reported because of the is-sue.

    19.6: The percentage of Ameri-cans who describe themselves as religiously unaffiliated according to the Pew Research Center. This is up from 15.3 percent in 2007.

    An angry woman de-cided to post her husbands affair on the for sale sign in front of their home. The custom sign stated: Husband left us for a 22 year oldHouse for sale by scorned, slightly bitter, newly single owner. Adul-terers need not apply.

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    Contestants on Million Dollar Money Drop, Andrew and Patricia Murray, sued Fox and the game show with the claims of being cheated out of $580,000. They claim they won the game on the question: According to the data security firm IMPERCA, what is the most common computer pass-word? A) Password B) 123456 C) I Love You. The Murrays answered a confident A. Host Kevin Pollack re-vealed the answer was B. The couple stands strong behind their answer and their suit, also claiming they were hu-miliated on TV.

    Good news Harry Potter Fans -J.K. Rowling is considering writing a prequel series to her hit Harry Potter novel. Rowlings first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy was published Oct. 4, 2012. Next, she wants to write a book for a younger audience that is set at Hogwarts.

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    Ervin McKinnes, an up-and-coming rapper, died in a drunk driving accident on Sept. 3, 2012, after tweeting YOLO. According to his tweet, he was driving 120 mph in San Bernardino, Calif. while drunk. He had previously posted YOLO related tweets concerning drunk driving. He, along with four of his passengers, was killed.

    Oklahoma City mother, Katherine Ashowo, went into Mcdonalds with her children to purchase a cookie. Af-ter biting into the cookie, she spit out blood. Filled with pieces of sharp plas-tic, the cookie serrated her tongue. After a talk with the manager, she was informed that these shards were found in many of the recent ship-ments of cookies. Ashowo decided not to press charges in th