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Cal U students participate in Kiss FM’s 2012 Stuff-a-Bus

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Brittaney Stephanik, member of SGA and IRHC, with a handful of toys being donated. by

Brenden Demmy

for the Cal Times

California University of Pennsylvania student clubs and organizations participated in 96.1 Kiss FM’s Stuff-A-Bus drive this year, their second straight year of participation. The drive is a toy collection for Toys For Tots. Student Government organized Cal U’s participation in the event. Over 30 clubs and organizations, along with individual donations across campus donated to the drive. Student Government President, Alexandra Brooks, said that the drive raised over $7,000 worth of toys. “We had such a huge success

with the event. We kicked off the drive last month. We had over $7,000 in toy donations come in,” said Brooks. “We had a few different options for clubs to participate. They could use club funds to go and purchase toys, have their members make donations on the club’s behalf, or they could make a donation to Student Government for Toys for Tots and we would then use that money to go buy toys.” Organizations such as SABUG, the Black Student Union, the Inter-Residence Hall Council, Acacia fraternity, Lion’s club and the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority participated in the collection. Acacia and Alpha Sigma Tau joined together and were able to

raise over $2,000 worth of toys. Andrea Marcolini (junior, elementary and special education) major and sister of Alpha Sigma Tau said that she was happy to be a part of the drive. “Seeing the impact that we can make is amazing. There were so many toys,” said Marcolini. On Thursday morning, Student Government and other clubs gathered the donations in front of the holiday tree in the union. “Once you started to see all the toys gathered, it was incredible. I am so proud to see what Cal U students can do,” said Chelsea Getsy (sophomore, business administration major).

Once the toys were gathered, the students then stuffed the Vulcan Flyer for a trip to Monroeville where the Stuff-A-Bus event was being held. There were so many toys that there was trouble getting everything to fit. “We had trouble getting some bikes onto the bus. We eventually got it all figured out,” Getsy said. “It was so cool being able to ride up to make the donation. We got to meet Mikey and Big Bob from 96.1 Kiss as well,” said Marcolini. As part of the collection, Student Government brought in Santa to help with the drive. On Tuesday afternoon, David Mu-

tich (senior, social work) stood outside of Subway in a Santa costume to help raise funds. Brooks said that this year’s donations increased form last year’s drive and that the dropoff filled two and a half busses. “Last year, we raised over $6,000 in toys for Stuff-A-Bus. This year we were well over that. I am so proud,” said Brooks. “At the Kiss FM drop off, we stuffed two and a half busses.” The donation drive ends Friday, Dec. 7 and will go to the Washington County Toys for Tots program Dec. 8.

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The party continues with“Warrior” by Jamie

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Poetry Night in Cal U by Josh

NOVEMBER 7, 2012

Kamp

for the Cal Times

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, there was a poetry reading in Duda 116. Dr. Michael Levan, a California University of Pennsylvania professor and his wife Molly Rose shared some of their poetry with the students. Ms. Rose began the night by saying that it was ok to drift off during the reading, and that drifting off could be a part of the experience for some people. She spoke of the reading as if the point was to daydream and be inspired during it. Her first poem was especially profound, reflecting on the true nature of progress and the evolution of humankind. The trigger of her speculation was a very old picture of a horse in mid-gallop with no hooves touching the ground. She related this to the ideas of unsupported transit during the 1800’s and how people of the time thought that travel by train may always be a luxury only the rich could afford. In our modern time, with planes, trains and automobiles, we have luxuries that previous generations never imagined. Her poetry also pointed out that we take much of our technology for granted, and proposed that the greatest advancement in daily life was indoor plumbing. She presented text messaging as mysterious magic that sends invisible messages through the air. Surely if people of the past could see our smart phones, they would wonder if our scientists and inventors were, in fact, wizards. What we call progress is both frightening and magical. Her other poetry drew from her

experiences in Iowa during grad school, and painted a portrait of what it feels like to live near the cornfields of the Midwest. She also shared a poem about a character in her life, Butch, who was a big and very southern repo man of Alabama. Through childlike eyes she described places and people in her life, endearing her audience and reminding us that life’s setting and people are all special and beautiful, but easily overlooked. In contrast to Rose’s poetry, Levan’s poems were shorter, simpler and much more personal. His poems had such titles as “Poet of 17 Speaks to Himself at 7” and “Stopped on a Train from Chicago.” He touched on themes of gender roles, and how these changes in postwar America in the 40’s and 50’s, with its cinemas, soda shops and suburbs. What defined the differences between housewives and husbands then and why do these societal rules evolve? How do we escape from the feeling of being trapped in suburbia? A common theme of his poetry is nostalgia, memories, and wishing for a simpler time of the past. In a poem that clearly came from the heart, “When I Finally Knew What it Takes to be a Father,” he describes the relationship with his son. A baby’s first word is often “mama,” and the relationship between mother and child is often much more intimate than between the father and child. He related his feelings as a father of love being strong but sometimes unexpressed. Both have had their poetry published in the American Anthology of Poetry and the American Literary Review.

Party animal Ke$ha dropped her newest album on Dec. 4 titled “Warrior.” The album, which features her well-received single “Die Young,” rested at number two on the iTunes Top Albums the day it was released. The best way to explain this album is to describe it like a party. With fast paced beats that make you want to dance and catchy lyrics you can’t help but sing along with as the album plays, it’s a good time. It features pop elements, but it’s clear Ke$ha has been able to do things her own way. Her famous attitude still comes through with ferocity and her unique lyrical choices can still be heard throughout the album. She’s blunt, raunchy and totally in her element. Something that clearly people have come to appreciate since she hit the scene in 2009. The album has other big names associated with it like Nate Ruess (frontman of fun.), Iggy Pop (an innovator of punk rock and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee), and The Strokes. Bringing in these specific people lends to the deviation from the normal pop standard that one would associate with Ke$ha as an artist. The inclusion of these specific artists on

her album lend to the idea that Ke$ha is not a pop princess in any aspect. The album starts out with its title track, and as an intro to what’s to come on the album it holds up. Its electronic feel eases the listener into the next track, “Die Young.” Certain songs that listeners will probably gravitate to most are “C’mon,” “Thinking of You,” “Wherever You Are” and “Only Wanna Dance With You.” These songs are upbeat and make you feel like you should be dancing in a basement with dim lights and your best friends. It’s hard to find something not to like about these tracks because the elements used are the same as all typical party anthems, but deviates from sounding the same or overdone. The album slows down for the song “Wonderland,” a song about getting back to the past and how simple it was before things in life got out of hand. It seems a little strange placed between two upbeat songs, but other than that it’s a nice break and a more mellow sound. You hear more of Ke$ha’s vocal ability on this track than the others because the layering and effects are minimal. The final song, “Love Into the Light,” is mellow as well but not in the same sense as “Wonderland.” The chorus sounds, for

lack of a better word, epic. It’s choice as the final song makes sense to the listener and for the artist. Deep drums and an echo in her vocals gives it an intense quality that is easy to appreciate at the end of an album that is so high energy. It should be noted that if you’re looking for an album that’s going to make you think deeply or question life as a human being, this album is not for you. If you’re looking to throw glitter in the air, sing along with catchy songs and dance until the world ends then pick up “Warrior” as soon as possible and party on.

on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday a couple weeks before final exams.” The video games that are offered are on the three popular systems, the Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The console’s popular game titles that students are familiar with are offered as options to help let some steam off. “The first time we did it, I just brought in my own Nintendo Wii and some games to go with it from home,” Sittler said. “Now the library owns its own Nintendo Wii, Xbox and Playstation. We also have a Kinect for the Xbox, a dance pad for ‘Dance, Dance Revolution,’ and a guitar for ‘Guitar Hero.’ We actually make those games available for students to borrow and use at their dorm or apartment for free throughout the semester.” Monica Ruane is a reference and instruction librarian at Cal U. She was one of the librarians who assisted Sittler in preparing and hosting the event. “The second floor of the library is not a quiet floor which is why we do the games and food up there,” Ruane said. “The classroom, room 208, is one of the new smart classrooms that feature elaborate technology conducive to learning and it works really well for setting up the video game systems which is nice.” “We get a great turnout from students every semester we do this,” Ruane said. “On average

we get between 150 to 250 students each semester. Students filter in and out each day and certain times are more crowded than others. I hope we can keep putting this event on every year because it has been such a great success and the students always comment how much they enjoy it.” Sittler has also been pleased with the event’s success the past six years. The event is an outlet for students to relieve stress and relax, but Sittler stressed it is much more than that. “We have three main reasons for doing this every semester,” Sittler said. “We do it because it’s just a good way for the library to do something nice for the campus before the semester ends and we also hope it helps alleviate some of the stress that can be associated with the end of the semester. Another reason is because the event promotes a nice sense of community on campus since students, faculty, staff and administration are all involved. The last reason is that if students need last minute research assistance, they can use this time to speak with the librarians and when they are done they can relax and play some video games upstairs.” “The students are all appreciative and seem to have a good time,” Sittler said. “What I really love is that everyone is happy and having a good time during the event. I hope we see even more people join us at the end of next semester.”

You can download Warrior on iTunes now. Standard edition is $9.99 and the deluxe is $11.99. With the deluxe edition you get four extra songs: “Last Goodbye,” “Gold Trans Am,” “Out Alive,” and “Past Lives” Target features a delxue edition that comes with tshirt featuring the singer’s face for $14.99 and the standard is at the same base price of $9.99.

Video game stress relief in Manderino by Julian

Sepesky

for the Cal Times

After coming back from a few days off from Thanksgiving break, students at California University of Pennsylvania were hit with the harsh reality that is the last few days of the fall semester. Many students are preparing for the upcoming final exams and trying to find a balance between studying and relaxing to ease their stress. The Manderino Library on Cal U’s campus is where most students can be found at this point of the school year. Whether it is to do research, write a paper or study, the library is busy. Professor Ryan Sittler is trying to draw more students into the library for a different reason. Sittler is the assistant professor and instructional technology/ information literacy librarian. Sittler, along with many of the faculty in the library, put on a “Game Week” for the students on the second floor of the library. The event has become a regular at Cal U and can be both an entertaining and productive. It draws students in to get work done in the library, as well as to take a break and interact with one another. “It is something we have offered every year since fall 2007,” Sittler said. “I brought the idea to the dean of library services during my first semester working at Cal U; I’ve been involved since the beginning. We tend to host the game week


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Hollywood comes to Cal U this winter break by

Casey Flores

for the Cal Times

The rumors are true. Well, at least somewhat. What we can confirm, as most of you already are aware of, is that the movie “Foxcatcher” will be filming here on campus and yes, Channing Tatum is one of the stars of the movie. Whether he will be here or not is unconfirmed. According to IMDb, “Foxcatcher” will be based on the true story of John Du Pont (Steve Carell), who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and killed Olympic wrestler David Shultz (Mark Ruffalo). Channing Tatum will be playing Mark Schultz, the brother of David. Shooting will take place in the Convocation Center on campus and will be from Dec. 16 through 23, conveniently the day after everyone leaves for break. This is a “closed set,” so no one will be admitted to the Convocation Center without the appropriate credentials and the Loop Road will be closed from the Hamer Crossing to Lot 11. Also, access to portions of Gallagher Hall will be restricted from Dec. 19 through 21. Members of the Cal U community may apply to work as extras in the film on Dec. 20 and 21. Men, in particular, are encouraged to apply, as the filmmakers will need audience members at a wrestling event. Those interested in participating should send an email with a recent photo, contact information and any relevant experience to wrestlingextras@gmail.com and identify themselves as being from California University of Pennsylvania. With movies like “Foxcatcher,” the upcoming Tom Cruise film “Jack Reacher” and “The Dark Knight Rises” filmed in Pittsburgh, one may find them-

selves wondering why the city and the greater Pittsburgh area have housed many major recent films. One reason is that this area offers a great diversity of geographic locations. Southwestern PA is home to urban, suburban and rural landscapes that would make any Hollywood visionary happy. Another main reason is that places like the Pittsburgh Film Office push for movies to be made here by doing things like lobbying for tax credits for movie-makers, scouting locations for film shoots, securing local permits and even helping with casting. As mentioned before, there are tax credit incentives to shoot here. Specifically, PA offers a 25% tax credit to films that spend at least 60% of their total production budget in the Commonwealth. Another governmental break provided by Pennsylvania is, according to Pittsburgh.about.com, shooting on state-owned property is free. A production shooting in LA or NYC would need to pay for a permit just to be allowed to film a movie. Pittsburgh has also gained a reputation for being quite accommodating to movie shoots. During shooting of “Inspector Gadget,” the city rerouted four different parades that took place during the three weeks of shooting. “In other [cities], we would have been laughed out of town for even asking,” the producers said. Needless to say, streets are also much cheaper to shut down for shooting in Pittsburgh than New York City or Chicago while they still capture the feel of a full-blown city. With assorted movies and television programs calling Pittsburgh home, this area should get used to rubbing shoulders with Hollywood’s A-list.

Chirstina King

for the Cal Times

Christmas is not only a few weeks of break from school for sophomore Sandis Mundackal, it’s a trip back to her birthplace Ernakulam, India. On Dec. 19, she will be on her way to spend the holiday season with her family. “I love Christmas in India,” Mundackal said. “The feeling I felt about Christmas when I was a kid… I guess I am trying to feel the same way.” Mundackal moved to the United States with her parents in 2004 when she was 10. She has not been back since to celebrate Christmas. The transition to the states is a memory that Mundackal will never forget. “I was excited and very anxious. In school, I was scared to talk or ask questions because I knew I had a thick accent.”

Mundackal’s native language is Malayalam. She learned how to read and write in English in preschool, and began reading and writing in her native language in second grade. While her family communicates in their native language, Mundackal has picked up on what she considers the “American accent.” Mundackal did not have trouble with the move, but she did have to leave most of her family members. While it is difficult for her to be away from them, she talks with them through phone and email often. “My uncles and aunts are like my parents. If I don’t call and keep in touch, I hear a lot of complaints.” Moving to America presented many opportunities for Mundackal and her family. Her mother, Claire Mundackal, took the first opportunity she could

NEW THIS WEEK IN YOUR CONSOLE “Far Cry 3” “Guardians of Middle Earth”

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IN THEATERS “Hyde Park on Hudson” “Happy New Year” “Playing For Keeps“ “The Rabbi’s Cat” “Dino Time” “Only The Young”

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to move her family to the states. When she was a child, her parents passed away. Since then, she’s had a desire to see more of the world. “When we found out it was possible to come to America, my husband and I went for it,” she said. “Living here is better because there are lots of opportunities… better pay, the opportunity to work and a better education for my children,” she said. Mundackal’s father, Abraham Mundackal didn’t share his wife’s enthusiasm about moving to America. He has a business there and he did not want to leave his parents or family. “Leaving was very hard. I didn’t want to move… I knew India was going to be booming and moving was a bad idea,” he said. “But knowing my children would have so many more opportunities made me change

my mind.” Mundackal’s roots may be in India along with memories of her childhood, but she believes that she has two homes. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future but I’ll always have the option of going back home to India,” she said. “America is also my home, [but] right now if you asked me to choose one place, I wouldn’t be able to do it.” Mundackal’s parents were not worried about their daughter’s transition to America, but her father did worry that she would lose her families native culture, which he wanted her to always carry with her. “I was worried for no reason,” he said. “I can call my daughter an American, and I can call her an Indian the same. That’s just who she is.”

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Mogwai “A Wrenched Virile Lore” Hinder “Welcome To The Freak Show” Paloma Faith “Fall To Grace”


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HAPPY HO


OLIDAYS

Cal U knows how to get into the Christmas spirit...with gingerbread house and ugly sweater competitions hosted by SABUG, and with the SGA collecting over $7,000 in donations for Toys for Tots.

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BSU

By Michelle Cooper

Hello Cal U students! Thank you to everyone that has supported the BSU this semester. We appreciate you! We hope that you are studying hard for finals and using the resources that are available to you. Remember that the library is having extended hours for finals week. The math lab and writing center are both located in Noss. We’d like to remind you that formal tickets are now on

Check out Career Services’ Career Advantage Corner each week to find out about hot jobs, upcoming on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and much more!

sale for our 10th annual formal. The theme Winter Wonderland! Single tickets are $10, Couples are $15 and tables are $70. All of the e-board members have tickets that you can purchase. We are prepping activities for next semester. Please keep in mind the Martin Luther King Day of Service is Jan. 31. Also, as soon as we come back, Black History Month is right around the corner. Be ready to be educated and to have a good time in celebration with us. If you have questions or concerns about Black History Month, or would like to be a part of the committee, please contact Jasmine Owens (owe7705@calu.edu) or Markus Wright (wri7233@calu.edu). We hope you all have a fun and safe winter break!

The Internship Corner By Lucie Fremeau

The following internships are currently available through the Internship Center.

Social Media Associate – Tredds Software Solutions LLC Tredds Software Solutions LLC is looking for a social media intern for the Spring 2013 semester. The intern will maintain and enhance the company’s social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and their online blog. The intern’s main goal will be to improve online presence. The internships begins on Jan. 28, 2013, but can begin sooner if the intern is available. Juniors and seniors majoring in Marketing, Business, or Communications may apply for this opportunity; familiarity with social media platforms is preferred. The intern will make $10/hour. InternLink Internship ID: 3183 Internet Marketing Intern – DELF Internet Marketing DELF Internet Marketing is seeking two Spring 2013 internet marketing interns to begin in Jan. 2013. The interns will be responsible for content creation, including written, audio, and video content for the website and blog; social media content creation; website maintenance and graphic design work, including WordPress blogs and increased usability/functionality standards. Applicants must be of junior standing, have strong English composition skills (for content creation interns), have HTML skills (for website/graphic design interns), reliable internet access, and must be able to Skype on a regular basis. Majors in Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, Business, and Graphics and Multimedia may apply. The internship is for credit only. InternLink Internship ID: 3169.

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Hispanic Student Association By Angelina Lorenzo

SPANISH PHRASE OF THE WEEK: Me choca envolver los regalos así que le pago mi hermanita envolverlos. (I hate to wrap gifts so I pay my little sister to wrap them.) The Hispanic Student Association hopes that everyone has a relaxing winter break and a great Christmas and New Years. We will be returning in the spring with exciting events and to finish the final details on our end-of-the-year trip. Our officers for Spring 2013 are Ben Rodriguez (president), Cam Hall (vice president and social media officer), Edgar Beltran (treasurer) and Bethany Romano (secretary). We are always in need of new members, so if you are interested in celebrating and learning more about the Hispanic culture, HSA is for you! Stay tuned to hear about our meetings for the spring semester.

Aquatic Manager/Field Director – HammerGuard Aquatics HammerGuard Aquatics is seeking a paid Summer 2013 intern to work directly with the company owners in all areas of aquatic/recreation management and operations. This includes daily operations, fiscal management, program design and implementation, customer/guest relations, and facility use management. Sport Management, Business, Economics, and Parks and Recreation Management students may apply. Email Angelina at lor8100@calu.edu to get added to our email list. InternLink Internship ID: 3176. Marketing Intern – Prudential Preferred Realty Prudential Preferred Realty is seeking a Spring 2013 marketing intern to assist the vice president of marketing in the corporate office, located on McKnight Road. The internship is for credit only. Interested Marketing students can send cover letters and resumes to Ms. Judy Gelman at judygelman@ prudentialpreferred.com. InternLink Internship ID: 3188.

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Men’s basketball begins conference play, face tough task By Creighton Rabs for the Cal Times

The California Vulcans men’s basketball team opened the PSAC portion of their schedule by splitting a pair of road games against Eastern Division foes last weekend. California’s second-half rally fell short in an 83-78 loss to West Chester in their conference opener on Dec. 1, but the Vulcans rebounded with a 64-59 win over Cheyney on Dec. 2. Except for a 84-55 season opening win over Penn StateFayette, each of California’s other games have been decided by five points or fewer. West Chester (3-3, 1-1 PSAC East) led by 13, 39-26, early in the second half before the Vulcans, who shot 19-for-31 (61.3 percent) from the field in the second half, took a 71-70 lead with 3:21 left on a pair of free throws by Chris Williams. It was not enough as five Golden Rams finished in double-figure scoring, led by sophomore guard Corey Blake’s double-double (19 points, 10

rebounds), including the goahead jumper on West Chester’s ensuing possession. California’s Keith Lowe hit a three-pointer with 11 seconds left to cut the Golden Rams lead to 80-78. Blake would hit one of two foul shots to give the Vulcans a chance to tie the game. Lowe missed a potential gametying jumper; Carl Johnson (13 points) then iced the game for West Chester with a pair of foul shots. Lowe led all scorers with 25 points for the Vulcans, while Quentin Harding recorded a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Tynell Fortune, making his first start of the season, added 14 points. California (2-3, 1-1 PSAC West) held off a Cheyney squad looking to play spoiler, as evidenced by the Wolves’ 64-60 win over nationally ranked Indiana (Pa.) the day before. The Wolves are ineligible for the PSAC tournament due to self-imposed sanctions relating to NCAA violations over academic eligibility of athletes. Cheyney (2-2, 1-1 PSAC East) held a 32-30 halftime lead fol-

lowing a first half that saw the Vulcans lead by as many as seven points early on in the game. With three minutes left in the first half, however, the Wolves held a 32-25 lead; Lowe’s threepointer and a jumper by Jake Jacubec enabled California to trim the lead at the half. The Vulcans led by seven, 5346, with 7:48 left after Fortune drilled a three. The Wolves would rally with a 13-6 run capped off by a Deshawn Curtis three to tie the game at 59-59 with two minutes left to play. On California’s next possession, Fortune (12 points) dished his fourth assist of the game to Lowe (23 points), who hit what proved to be the game winning three-pointer with 1:52 left to play. Fortune would ice the game with a pair of free throws to snap a three game losing streak in the game’s closing seconds. Brandon Norfleet led Cheyney with 15 points, while Jayvon Beaty added 10 points and six rebounds. The Vulcans open PSAC West play tomorrow at the Convocation Center against Edinboro.

Vulcans anticipate PSAC games

By José Negron for the Cal Times

To say that the California University of Pennsylvania Women’s Basketball team is on a red-hot start to their 2012-2013 season would be an understatement. The Cal U women have started the season with a 5-0 (2-0) record, beating opponents by a margin of at least ten points in each victory, but the season for the Vulcans is just getting started. The Vulcans have dominated their opponents thus far this season. They’ve won every game by double-digits, including a 102-55 beat down of Glenville State on Nov. 17. During their last game on Dec. 2 at Cheyney, Cal came away with a 22-point victory. The Vulcans have benefited from their two exhibition games at the beginning of the season, when they were on the other side of a lopsided score. On Nov. 1, the Vulcans took on Duquesne in Pittsburgh. The Dukes downed the Vulcans

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72-50. Then on Nov. 3, Cal took on Penn State, who was ranked eighth in Division 1 at the time. Penn State stomped Cal 95-39. Playing such stiff competition has clearly played to Cal’s advantage. As the season progresses, there isn’t much of a break for the women’s basketball team. While we are all enjoying an almost two month long break over the holidays, the women’s basketball team will continue on with their season with some major contests over the span of the holiday break. With over twelve games during break, some of the major games include contests against tough competition such as Gannon, and undefeated teams in Bloomsburg, Millersville, and rivals Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Vulcans will first see the undefeated Bloomsburg squad, when they face off on December 19, 2012 at the Convocation Center. Cal U looks for redemption from a tough 77-68 loss last December at the hands of the Huskies. They look to improve

many facets of their game from last year’s meeting, including not allowing points off of turnovers or allowing second chance points. The Vulcans will then set their focuses on tough games against Millersville and Gannon, leading up to the alwaysanticipated game against IUP. The first meeting between these two bitter rivals will be held on January 16, 2013 at the Convocation Center, in the first of two meetings this season. The two teams split the season series last year, when IUP took the first game in dominating fashion with a 62-43 victory. The Vulcans came out firing in the next game, a gritty battle at home, edging out the Crimson Hawks in a back and forth battle for a 67-63 victory. Look for these next two battles between these teams to be equally as close and competitive as last season. The next game for the Cal U lady Vulcans Basketball team will be tomorrow night against Edinboro in the Convocation Center at 1 p.m.

The Fighting Scots enter the game 5-0 (2-0 PSAC West), including wins over Penn StateBeaver and Penn State-Greater Allegheny. In their last game, Edinboro saw four players with doublefigures in scoring and two other players with eight points as the Fighting Scots defeated Bloomsburg 85-73. The Scots led by as many as 30 points in the second half; the Huskies cut the lead to eight before Edinboro pulled away late in the game. While Cal U is on a six-week winter break, the Vulcans will continue their schedule. Following finals week, California plays host to a pair of PSAC East opponents: Mansfield (Dec. 18) and Bloomsburg (Dec. 19) at Hamer Hall. The Vulcans will have an NCAA mandated break over Christmas before travelling to GLIAC-opponent Tiffin on Dec. 30 for their final non-conference game of 2012. California opens 2013 with a pair of road cross-over games at Kutztown on Jan. 4 and at defending PSAC champion East Stroudsburg on Jan. 5. The Vulcans return to the Convoca-

Sports Editor’s Football Picks Final Results: Overall: 129-91 Upset Picks: 6-16 Last Week: 13-7 Picked 58.6% of games correctly Picked Baylor over then number one Kansas State on Nov. 17 Thanks to everyone who participated in picking against Tyler. We look forward to seeing your college football bowl game picks (see page 12 for Tyler’s picks). Be sure to submit your picks to caltimes@calu. edu by noon on Dec. 15. Your next chance to beat Tyler’s picks will be in March for the college basketball March Madness brackets. Make sure you study your college hoops over winter break!

California Vulcans upcoming athletics schedule: Dec. 7- Dec. 21

tion Center on Jan. 11 when they host Millersville, a team which features Charleroi native Elijah Obade. Shippensburg comes calling the next night to close out cross-over play and the first half of the season. The heart of the schedule (PSAC West divisional play) kicks off at the Convocation Center when California hosts arch-rival Indiana (Pa.) on Jan. 16. The Vulcans follow that up with a pair of road games at Gannon’s Hammermill Center in Erie on Jan. 19 and at Slippery Rock on Jan. 23 – before returning home Jan. 26 to face 3-3 Lock Haven, who have already tripled their win total from the previous two seasons combined. By the time classes resume and Clarion comes to the Convocation Center on Jan. 30, California will have an idea where they stand in the PSAC West. With six post-season berths up for grabs, the Vulcans need to find consistency in finishing games over the next 13 contests in order to avoid a first round road game in the PSAC tournament.

Women’s Basketball:

12/8 vs Edinboro

Track & Field:

12/8 vs Edinboro

12/18 vs Mansfield

12/7-12/8 Kent State Golden Flash Gala

12/18 vs Mansfield

12/19 vs Bloomsburg

12/19 vs Bloomsburg


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SPORTS

DECEMBER 7, 2012

‘Tis the season to go bowling, football post-season picks

Dec. 15 1:00 p.m.

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Nevada vs. Arizona

Arizona

Dec. 15 4:30 p.m.

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Toledo vs. Utah State

Toledo

Dec. 20 8:00 p.m.

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

BYU vs. San Diego State

BYU

Dec. 21 7:30 p.m.

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

UCF vs. Ball State

Ball State

Dec. 22 12:00 p.m.

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

East Carolina vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Dec. 22 3:30 p.m.

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

Washington vs. Boise State

Boise State

Dec. 24 8:00 p.m.

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl

Fresno State vs. Southern Methodist

Fresno State

Dec. 26 7:30 p.m.

Little Caesars Bowl

Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan

Central Michigan

Dec. 27 3:00 p.m.

Military Bowl

San Jose State vs. Bowling Green

San Jose State

Dec. 27 6:30 p.m.

Belk Bowl

Cincinnati vs. Duke

Duke

Dec. 27 9:45 p.m.

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl

Baylor vs. UCLA

UCLA

Dec. 28 2:00 p.m.

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl

Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe

Ohio

Dec. 28 5:30 p.m.

Russell Athletic Bowl

Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech

Rutgers

Dec. 28 9:00 p.m.

Meineke Car Care Bowl

Minnesota vs. Texas Tech

Texas Tech

Dec. 29 11:45 a.m.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl

Rice vs. Air Force

Rice

Dec. 29 3:15 p.m.

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

WVU vs. Syracuse

WVU

Dec. 29 4:00 p.m.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Navy vs. Arizona State

Navy

Dec. 29 6:45 p.m.

Valero Alamo Bowl

Texas vs. Oregon State

Oregon State

Dec. 29 10:15 p.m.

Buffalo Wild Things Bowl

TCU vs. Michigan State

TCU

Dec. 31 12:00 p.m.

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

NC State vs. Vanderbilt

NC State

Dec. 31 2:00 p.m.

Hyundai Sun Bowl

USC vs. Georgia Tech

USC

Dec. 31 3:30 p.m.

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Iowa State vs. Tulsa

Iowa State

Dec. 31 7:30 p.m.

Chick-fil-A Bowl

LSU vs. Clemson

LSU

Jan. 1 12:00 p.m.

TAXSLAYER.com Gator Bowl

Mississippi State vs. Northwestern

Mississippi State

Jan. 1 12:00 p.m.

Heart of Dallas Bowl

Purdue vs. Oklahoma State

Oklahoma State

Jan. 1 1:00 p.m.

Capital One Bowl

Georgia vs. Nebraska

Georgia

Jan. 1 1:00 p.m.

Outback Bowl

South Carolina vs. Michigan

South Carolina

Jan. 1 5:00 p.m.

Rose Bowl

Wisconsin vs. Stanford

Stanford

Jan. 1 8:30 p.m.

Discover Orange Bowl

Northern Illinois vs. Florida State

Florida State

Jan. 2 8:30 p.m.

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Louisville vs. Florida

Florida

Jan. 3 8:30 p.m.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Oregon vs. Kansas State

Oregon

Jan. 4 8:00 p.m.

AT&T Cotton Bowl

Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma

Texas A&M

Jan. 5 1:00 p.m.

BBVA Compass Bowl

Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss

Pittsburgh

Jan. 6 9:00 p.m.

GODADDY.com Bowl

Kent State vs. Arkansas State

Kent State

Jan. 7 8:30 p.m.

Discover BCS National Championship

Alabama vs. Notre Dame

Notre Dame

Louisiana-Lafayette


Cal Times 12-07-2012