A Student Publication of Lorain County Community College

E-sports blazes new trail at colleges

Erin Dweik Staff Writer   Gaming is not just for recreation. It is becoming lucrative. Enter, e-sports “the next level of video game experience”. E-sports is a new category of entertainment that is a bridge between video gaming and sports….

Midterm elections evoke mixed reactions

JRNM Students Kirsten Hill, Camryn Moore, Valerie Mankin, Samuel Doll, Oscar Rosado, Jayne Giese, Angela Andujar, Jadaskye Curry, Quentin Pardon and Deric Nichols Reactions from Lorain County voters were mixed on the Nov. 6, 2018, midterm general election in the…

Ballinger highlights new changes

Madelyn Hill Staff Writer The Presidents Forum held on Oct. 2, showcased the many changes that are happening at LCCC.  “The pace of change is faster than it was 10 years ago,” said  Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D., president of the community college. …

Overcoming a toxic relationship

 Jayne Giese JRNM 151 Kayla Wardrope, a 19-year-old, first-year student at LCCC, has first-hand experience with domestic violence. Wardrope has recently ended a four-year relationship with her high school boyfriend.  She talks about her toxic relationship and the damage it…

Student player from Spain enters the court in full force

Sedeno taking a foul shot

Maria Alejandra Rey
Editor In-Chief

David Sedeno the new player for the basketball team had a long way to go before coming to play with the Commodores. “I got offers from Arizona, California, Las Vegas and New York among other places, but I decided to choose LCCC because the level of the team was higher and because the chance to train with coach Martin Eggleston,” the 20 year-old Spaniard says. 

He explains that the way the game is played in the United States is on a different level of skills. He added “after all kids here play this sport from the moment they can walk, while in Spain we play soccer, so they have a few years on me but I’ve gotten to their level.”

  “The team is really competitive and we are always trying to get better,” said Sedeno. It took him a while to fall into place but he has gotten good at it. “I had an advantage, I had been in the U.S before and I’ve gotten used to the slang use by basketball players,” he said.

His dream will be to be able to play professionally and to live off of basketball. “It would be ideal to play in the NBA after getting my bachelor’s degree and live from basketball,” he said.  For now he is focused on finishing school and doing well on his games while enjoying the time in the U.S. “It takes  some getting used to (living in the United States), especially the people and the weather but is not that difficult,” he says, after all he is from the south of Spain were it is warmer and the Mediterranean sea is just a couple of minutes from his house,

International dinner brings foreign students together

Story and photos by
Maria Alejandra Rey 

Editor In-Chief

Student Life organized a dinner party for all of the International Students and their dates. It included the recognition of Karin Hooks as the new dean of international initiatives. The members of international friendship group. The students got to enjoy dinner with their peers and dance with each other. As well as sending a post card home, funded by Student Senate.

Students were chosen as royals for the dinner, they also enjoyed from a photo booth and different planned activities.

Departments get ready for holiday competition

The Student Life’s front desk is all decked out to celebrate the holiday season. This year’s theme is the Polar Express. The Student Life staffers and the Student Senate members worked tirelessly with the decoration.                                                Maria Alejandra Rey The Collegian

Jayne Giese
JRNM 151

The Student Life and the Student Senate offices are geared to celebrate the holiday season and to participate in the 2018 Holiday Decorating Contest and Ugly Sweater contest organized by the Staff Council at Lorain County Community College.

Jade Widener, an education major and a student worker, at the Student Life, said it took her and her fellow coworkers a little over a week to decorate for the contest.  “Our theme is the polar express going to the North Pole,” said Widener.  

The Student Senate got creative with their decorations by using crafts and materials they already had.  “A lot of the stuff we already had on hand.  We made the train for the polar express out of cardboard that was given to us.  All the paper that is used we took from the education center,” said Widener.

There are seven different categories in the 2018 Holiday Decorating Contest: Small group, medium group, large group, individual, most creative group, most creative individual, and People’s Choice.   

Judging for all categories except the People’s Choice award will be held on Dec. 10 between 10 a.m. and noon.  “The people’s choice category is for the students on campus to get involved and vote on their favorite group,” said Berens.  The people’s choice category is a ballot that will be sent out to the students via email on Monday Dec. 10. Balloting for People’s Choice award will then be closed on Dec. 11 at noon. Announcements and all awards will be taking place on Dec. 12. MarketPlace is another group competing in the holiday contest, and Diane Nott is in charge of the theme and decorations.  “We only have a little bit started but the theme will be a traditional Christmas one,” said Nott.  “Right now I have Santa’s corner started with the tree and fireplace, but I plan to hang snowflakes all around the MarketPlace,” Nott said.


Suicide evokes emotions, guilt

Jay Sigel

Jay Sigal
Staff Writer

The presence of death is part of our daily lives. Occasionally, its arrival is by way of the peaceful passing in sleep of a beloved grandfather, or favorite uncle. Frequently it appears as a slow painful experience as with cancer or Alzheimer’s. All too often, it is visited through the violence of a high-speed freeway pile-up, or a senseless convenience store robbery.

For some, however, that is not the case. It is to one of them, and in whose honor, this is written: 

Donald Eric Lucas — B: 23 APR 1972 – D: 01 OCT 2018 – USMC 1993-1995.

Lucas served his country as a Marine from 1993 – 1995. He was a student at LCCC. He died alone by his own hand, following visits by two close friends. He is survived by his immediate family lived in Alabama, and included his mother, his twin brother and a child. He also left a wide circle of friends, fellow students and co-workers, both on and off campus, stunned by his unfortunate action.

Lance Corporal Donald E. Lucas was a volunteer at the LCCC Veteran and Military Service Member Center / Veterans Services. He was enrolled in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program and within two semesters of attaining his first college degree. He was a member of the North Olmsted VFW, and the Leatherneck Nation Motorcycle Club. He is remembered well, and greatly missed.

Unfortunately, Lance Corporal Lucas was not alone. The Veterans Administration released a report of suicide statistics in 2017:

νCumulatively, veterans’ suicides account for 18% of the suicide deaths in the country, yet they are only 8.5% of the adult population.

νAlmost 70 percent of veteran suicides involved a gun, compared to about 48 percent on non-veteran suicides. 

νIn 2014, approximately 65 percent of all Veterans who died by suicide were age 50 or older.

ν Adjusting for differences in age and sex, risk for suicide was 22 percent higher among Veterans compared to U.S. non-Veteran adults. 

After adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide was 19 percent higher among male Veterans when compared to U.S. non-Veteran adult men. Adjusting for differences in age, risk for suicide was 2.5 times higher among female Veterans when compared to U.S. non-Veteran adult women.

The news of a death hits hard, whether a loved one or friend it. Even when the news is expected, as in the case of an illness. Such news stirs memories of the relationship and perhaps special events which were shared, followed by sadness and loss. 

When the news is reported as suicide, it often also carries additional trauma and misplaced guilt. Misplaced because it suggests that had one known about it, some action might have been taken to alter the outcome. Generally, that is not the case. Suicide is often the response to a crisis, sometimes imagined, but still very real. Such crises are often experienced by veterans with PTSD, although in Lance Corporal Lucas’ case, that was unknown. Every incident is different and specific to that person. The crisis may have been triggered by an unexpected event that would otherwise have been considered immaterial under normal circumstances – then, in response to that event a decision is made, often in as little as an hour. It is however a myth, that people who complete a suicidal act suffer from mental illness. While occasionally accurate, it is more often not. The unfortunate truth is that “No one really knows—experts never get to talk to people who have committed suicide. They can only talk to those who are contemplating suicide or who survive it. By definition, that is a different group,” [sic] (Skerrett).

Another myth:

“I would know if my loved one was considering suicide; they’d tell me.”

 “Unfortunately, it is commonly the case that once someone has come to the decision that suicide is an option they a) become almost euphorically happy and appear to be at-ease (because they finally have a solution), which can throw family members or friends off, or b) they go out of their way to prevent anyone from discovering their plans so that they cannot be stopped,” according to oursideofsuicide.com No one knows what happened with Lance Corporal Lucas. As mentioned, he was visited by at least two friends, both considered close enough to be a confidant in the hours preceding his passing.

But they were not. And that is tragic.If you are considering suicide, or if you have talked about suicide, please know there is help available in the form of caring, understanding people with access to resources and a sincere desire to provide you with the assistance necessary to get you through your crisis moment. Someone that will deliver immediate, free help 24/7. You have everything to live for, even if that’s contrary to what you may be feeling in the moment.

Suicide data 

ν The suicide rate for veterans ages 18 to 34 increased significantly between 2015 and 2016, from 40.4 deaths per 100,000 to 45 per 100,000.

ν Almost 70 percent of veteran suicides involved a gun, compared to about 48 percent on non-veteran suicides.

ν The suicide rate among middle-age and older adult Veterans remains high. In 2014, approximately 65 percent of all Veterans who died by suicide were age 50 or older.

Helpful resources 

ν Veterans Crisis Line: 800-273-8255 (TALK) Option 1

ν Vet 2 Vet: A Veterans Crisis Hotline: 877-VET-2-VET/877 / 

877-838     2838


ν Crisis Chat: https://www.contact-usa.org/chat.html

ν I’m Alive: http://www.imalive.org

Sports psychology and how it affects the game

Dr. Vincent Granito

Kirsten Hill
Staff Writer

He imagines.  He shoots.  He scores.

A psychology professor and sports coach here at LCCC has a winning combination that is reflective of a national trend, psychology in sports.  The professor spoke Nov. 7 at a ‘Focus on Faculty’ event in Bass Library.  

“What percent of your sport is physical and what percent is mental?” asks Dr. Vincent Granito, psychology professor and LCCC women’s basketball coach, of other coaches and athletes.  “A lot of coaches and athletes answer that it’s 50 to 90 percent mental.”  

New wing

“The National Basketball Association (NBA) has a whole new wing of their organization dedicated to sports psychology,” said Granito during a recent interview referring to a new ‘Mental Health and Wellness Program’ for NBA players.  “This is huge going forward with a professional organization doing this.”

A growing demand for sports psychologists’ ranked as the #3 trend for 2019 according to the Monitor on Psychology, an annual publication of the American Psychological Association.  Also, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has made mental health for college athletes a strategic priority.

There are five specific techniques or categories of focus in sports psychology explained Granito.  Number one is setting goals.  As a personal example, Granito set a goal to run 1,000 miles this year and announced he had completed 825 by early November and was on track to accomplish his goal by the end 2018.  

Visualization or using imagery is another technique to enhance performance said Granito.  “There have been studies that show an athlete’s muscles [physically] responding to imagery.” 

With stress management Granito said, “I’ll suggest deep breathing exercises to help them relax.”  It can happen pre-competition or during competition.  Every person is different.

As an example of broken concentration during a game, Granito said that an athlete can lose focus if there is a parent sitting in the stands who is especially critical [of their child on the court].  “The athlete loses focus and we’ll coach them how to shift their attention and how to shift their focus.”  “Final exams are next week.  A couple players have jobs,” reflected Granito on the competing demands of players on the women’s basketball team.  “There are two single mothers on the team.  They’re not allowing other stuff to bother them [while they’re on] the court.”

Inner dialogue is the last aspect in Granito’s list of five categories of mental focus.  He said to look at behaviors of the players and [how] they’ll impact performance.  He said one player will look down the court and see the other team warming up and say to themselves, ‘We can’t beat them’.  “They’ve lost the game before it even starts.”

Sports aren’t the only realm where psychology is finding a growing audience.  According to Monitor in Psychology, firefighters, performing artists and surgeons employ psychologists.  The report indicates that ‘the U.S. Army is now the country’s largest employer of sport psychology professionals’.

The lady Commodore basketball team was on the road last week with games in Pittsburgh, and Springfield, Ohio, along with a game on the LCCC campus.  This combined with final exams will require significant concentration by the players. 

Coming from an athletic family, being the oldest of four boys and having a fitness-consultant mom, Granito grew up with sports as daily fare.  Each of the boys played at least two sports.  Granito’s were football and basketball.

“Coming out of high school in the 1980s sports psychology wasn’t as clearly defined as it is today,” said Granito.  “In the 1980s, tennis and golf were the only sports using sports psychology.”

Neo LaunchNet moves to a new site

Neo LaunchNet Director Janice Lapina welcomes visitors to her new office.                     Sam Doll The Collegian


By Samuel Doll
Staff Writer

The Neo LaunchNet Burton D. Morgan Foundation office has been moved from the confines of their old classroom office in the Bass Library/Community Resource Center to a sleek workspace located on the first floor of  The Patsie C. and Dolores Jenee Campana Center for Ideation and Invention (PC113). The big garage door has raised a lot of questions regarding the newly built space.

“Many small businesses started in a garage,” said Neo LaunchNet Burton D. Morgan Foundation Director Janice Lapina. While the amount of space hasn’t changed necessarily, the modern design brings it up to speed and makes the office more inviting. According to Lapina, her team and she has had a lot of traffic recently which has been great for publicity. 

Currently, Lapina is the only full-time employee and she works with three others. She’s the go-to person for networking with her established connections all around LCCC and Lorain County. Marketing Specialist Matt Poyle brings his entrepreneurship skills to the crew as well as an educational programming background. Their intern, Jordan MacKay, is very creative having her hand on the current pulse of graphic arts. Lisa Mackin is a staff associate. “But she’s much more than that, she’s our jack-of-all-trades, we are a small staff but a mighty staff,” said Lapina. 

In its six plus years of service, this week has been particularly busy for the team but things have since settled after the move and Global Entrepreneurship Week. 

The Neo LaunchNet’s main goal is to assist small business and students to reach their business goals. Currently it is not looking to add staff but may be hiring in the distant future. There will be small changes made over the course of the next year in appearances and technology. It also works with the Unity Lab and graphic design students collaborating on projects for local businesses.

While it is officially open for business, the Neo LaunchNet plans to host an open house when the spring semester starts. All of this could not have been made possible without the Burton D. Morgan Foundation who work with colleges across Northeast Ohio, assisting students and small business achieve their dreams through networking and other support.

 For inquiries check out the Neo LaunchNet website at www.lccclaunch.com.

Society of Women Engineers founder receives recognition for second year in a row

Ramona Anand

Camryn Moore
JRNM 151

Ramona Anand, founder of LCCC’s Society of Women Engineers, SWE,  and project manager in the Engineering and Technologies Department at LCCC, received the SWE mission bronze award for her accomplishments this fall. For the second year in a row now, Anand accepted her award at the WE18-World’s Largest Conference for Women Engineers, in Minneapolis on Oct. 20.

Anand met all the requirements for this award and she said, “SWE Mission Awards recognition of demonstrating SWE’s core values, and continuous improvement and growth, while working to achieve the Society’s strategic goals.” She met these requirements on other various accomplishments as well. This is not Anand’s first SWE award, as she also received SWE Advancing leader award, February 18, 2017, at the University of Pittsburg and she was recognized as a Woman of Achievement, by the YWCA of Elyria in Fall 2016.

SWE President Arshiya Anand is Ramona Anand’s daughter and is one of her biggest inspirations. Ramona Anand said, “It is a team effort. She wanted me to start the society and so I did.” The mother-daughter duo has been working together on SWE for about 10 years and they started SWE in 2012 with the help of a campus grant.

Ramona Anand said, “Dr. Marcia Ballinger’s support keeps us running.” In a letter written to her in January of 2016, Ballinger wrote, “I appreciate your dedication and the tremendous impact you have made on campus and in the community.” Ballinger, who is the president of the college, attends many of the SWE events, showing her support and approval. 

     One of SWE’s main goals is globalization, and to be recognized as a global organization will require the society to have roots set in a “college atmosphere that lets you think-outside-the-box,” as Ramona Anand put it. 

E-sports blazes new trail at colleges

Gamers’ Paradise members are poised to establish an e-sport team for LCCC. They discussed this option at their last tournament (above). Non-online games are also a large part of their club activities.                                                                   Erin Dweik | The Collegian

Erin Dweik
Staff Writer

  Gaming is not just for recreation. It is becoming lucrative. Enter, e-sports “the next level of video game experience”. E-sports is a new category of entertainment that is a bridge between video gaming and sports. It is projected to be a $1.6 Billion industry by 2020 with a global audience of nearly 380 million people, according to Newzoo, an Amsterdam-based research firm.  Nellie Bowles, a New York Times E-sports reporter writes, “The Paris Olympics in 2024 are now in talks to include gaming as a demonstration sport.”  Take-Two Interactive, a large game developer, teamed up with the NBA creating  a video game league that is streamed on Twitch. Commercial e-sports is not the only game in town. College e-sports is an evolving activity.

  The National Association of Collegiate E-sports (NACE) offered $100,000 in scholarship prizes for its Fall 2018 competitions. It is a 501 C 3 non-profit membership association using best practices, with leadership elected from member institutions. It is “the only association of Varsity e-sports programs in the U.S. having nearly all institutions with programs under one organization” according to their website. Ohio’s Ashland University (AU) announced recruitment for their new Fall 2018 team including $4000 talent scholarships for e-sports. Ashland describes it as, “blazing a new trail.” They are creating an e-sports arena on the first floor of the AU Library. It will house an area for practice and competition including, “a state-of-the-art gaming center featuring 25 high-end gaming PCs and gaming chairs (with) two 65” high-definition televisions for coaching and entertainment purposes.” Posh spaces and expensive equipment are a bonus, but not a requirement of the sport. E-sports can be developed on community college campuses with little start-up money and equipment.

LCCC interested to join the e-sports industry

Jim Powers, assistant professor, assistant athletic director and head coach of the men’s cross country team at LCCC, is interested in developing an e-sports club team with LCCC’s Gamers’ Paradise student gaming club. Powers recently sponsored the Nov. 30, Super Smash Bros. Tournament at LCCC. Thirty students attended the free entrance, no-fee competition. Pizza and T-shirt prizes were donated by LCCC’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) department. Luis Santiago, reigning champ and early college student, won the tournament. Powers says, “I envision LCCC’s Gamers’ Paradise to step into the role as an established club to compete against teams at Tri-C West and Ashland University as a pioneer for a potential LCCC e-sports program.”

  Many students agree with Powers. Jenna Johnson, a graphic design student,  is an active Gamers’ Paradise member who agrees that they should establish an e-sports team at LCCC. She says, “It would be a test of skills and many of our members are competitive at that level.” Duncan Burr, security delegate for Gamers’ Paradise and a second year technical and mechanical design student, agrees and adds, “We have an established, organized gaming club, the largest student club on campus,  that is ready to take on this e-sports role.” Joining the NACE is the next step after establishing competitions between Tri-C and Ashland. Powers and Brandon Brown, adviser for Gamers’ Paradise Club and LCCC security officer, see this as a natural evolution of the Gamers’ Paradise club here at LCCC. 

For information contact Powers at 440 366-7652 or Brown at 440 366-4053 or email GamersParadiseClub@lorainccc.edu.

Finding a career in journalism

Ryan Aroney and Cassie Neiden speak during the teacher professional development day.                Jay Sigal | The Collegian

Kirsten Hill
Staff Writer

Everyone loves a good story.  The writers of stories, journalists, are in demand at newspapers, magazines, non-profits and other organizations who need to communicate with their communities.  This was the message at a breakout session featuring three former students of LCCC’s journalism program.  It was held during the teacher professional development day on Nov. 5 at LCCC’s Spitzer Conference Center.

“Newspapers are still viable,” said Keith Reynolds, a reporter at the Morning Journal.  He shared there are several job openings right now at his paper and The Chronicle Telegram.

“Maybe it’s not the traditional written word,” said Cassie Neiden, managing editor of Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary magazines.  She listed various jobs that require writing skills and suggested to scour job boards and update LinkedIn (business and employment website) profiles to look for open positions.

Personal Experiences 

Ryan Aroney, marketing and development director at United Way of Greater Lorain County, said, “Having a journalism background has helped set our organization apart.”  He started out as a sports reporter at the Morning Journal.  One of the things he does in his current role is write press releases which are sent to the newspapers.  “The Morning Journal has been a great partner and the Chronicle as well.  If we provide a nice platter, then the newspaper doesn’t have to do (so much work),” Aroney said.  

The route taken to a job in journalism by the session panelists, Reynolds, Neiden and Aroney, varied.  

“I wanted to be a musician.  I wanted to be a composer,” said Reynolds.  “My dad always pushed me to go into news[casting].  I told him flat out I didn’t want to do that.”  He was encouraged by others to pursue music education because there is always a need for music teachers.  He changed his mind away from music education while attending a music education convention in Cincinnati and started out his writing career writing music reviews.

Neiden described how she graduated from high school during the 2008 recession and people around her encouraged a recession-proof career in healthcare.  She took biology classes at the University of Akron for a year but then returned home and enrolled in journalism at LCCC.  

“I was really interested in sports growing up.  Having the writing background in journalism gave me an in to stay in sports,” said Aroney.  After graduating from Oberlin High School, Aroney worked as director of media relations for a sports team.  The organization that sponsored the sports team also performed community service in which players on the team participated.  Aroney’s interests changed and he found himself more interested in writing about the community service than sports.   “I liked creating content and sharing stories.”

An important question that lingers about taking a journalism-related job is how much it pays.  Clifford Anthony, professor of Journalism at LCCC, said that the median salary is $39,000.  He shared that a copywriter can make $45,000 and a career in public relations and marketing yields an even higher salary, $59,000.  

To be compensated well for writing in journalism-related jobs takes years of time and investment into building the skill of writing.  Elementary and high school teachers are on the frontlines of discovering this talent in students.

Mr. Lowry, Neiden’s television tech teacher at Amherst High School, was her inspiration to a future in journalism.  It was an auditions-based class and only 20 students were selected.  The class performed an 11-minute daily live broadcast to students in the high school.

Aroney knew exactly who launched his direction towards a career that is writing-related.  He had done a presentation at a luncheon for new teachers from around Lorain County.  Mrs. Price, his 9th-grade teacher, pulled him aside after that presentation and encouraged him to take advanced English and public speaking classes.

“I’d like to see the basic principles of storytelling begin in first grade in school curriculums.  It’s so important,” writes Rini Jeffers, reporter at The Chronicle Telegram on Nov. 9, 2018, resulting from an interview of storyteller Donna Kuczynski, 83, of Amherst.  Storytelling in this context refers to the spoken word.

Teachers recognizing a talent for writing in their students and suggesting to individual students to focus their efforts in the journalism direction can pay off.  This was the basic message that was conveyed by the three panelists, Reynolds, Neiden and Aroney.

“They (LCCC and the Educational Service Center of Lorain County)  have actually created this program in partnership with five school districts; Clearview, Columbia, Firelands, Keystone and Wellington,” said Cindy Kushner, director of school and community partnerships at LCCC, referring to the professional development day.  Approximately 560 people attended and 20 of the 64 event’s breakout sessions were led by LCCC faculty.  Inspiration for this event was drawn from Franco Gallo, current superintendent of ESC, who held something similar at Keystone back in February while he was the superintendent of there.  “LCCC faculty connecting teachers to the career pathway,” said Kushner is the main outcome expected from this event.

Protect yourself against cyber crime in the digital age

Madelyn Hill
Staff Writer

Randy Kimbro is a volunteer with the FBI in Cleveland and gave a presentation on the dangers of the internet. The main countries that threaten the US include, China which affects the economic stimulus, North Korea affects U.S. economy, Russia which tests vulnerabilities, and Iran that is just testing. Threats of cyber crime include, hacktivism, crime, insider, espionage, terrorism, and warfare. Kimbro stated, “They are after control, personal information, health information, and financial records.” 

Ransomware is a type of hack that blocks a person from their computer until they pay a ransom fee, typically delivered via email, attachment or URL. The users receive a pop- up message demanding payment. This will also encrypt files on network share drives accessible by the victim. There are easy ways to avoid this. First,do not immediately click on the link. Look at the language used in the message, and type on the link in a separate browser to see if it is a legitimate website. Don’t open any attachments that you weren’t expecting. Attachments can put a virus on your computers even if it is a legitimate document.  By clicking on the links they can hack into your accounts. They use similar accounts like Netflix and Amazon and send spam emails to receive banking information. “If one person clicks the wrong link, it can shut down entire companies,” stated Kimbro.

You can protect yourself by making a stronger password. A way to make your password stronger is by putting the numbers before the letters. Also, don’t use password hints, limit the number of password attempts, and don’t change your password. If you change your password you are making it simpler each time. Don’t use true answers on the security questions, Kimbro stated, “This is how people get hacked, it’s not that hard to figure out.” Also use a different password for different accounts,“If someone figures out the password for one account, they can easily get into others,” Kimbro said. Also, many free apps may track your locations, even if your locations are turned off.  Change the password for your wifi router, Kimbro said, “Don’t use the default password given to you because people can easily hack it and get into the router and it’s hard to tell if it is hacked.”