VOL. 2, ISSUE 2, SPRING 2012
MEMORIES & MICKEY
ENHANCE YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE SEE P. 16
ONE UNTRADITIONAL, TRADITIONAL STUDENT
SEE P. 22
A CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY PUBLICATION
EDITOR’S NOTE BY SHAYNA MORENO
When we were children we were asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and we would say things such as a king or queen, a doctor, firefighter or an astronaut. No one could tell us there were any limits to what we could be when we grew up. However as time went on, as it always does, we find ourselves at the end of the academic road. Whether we are a semester or five semesters away from graduating, our next step is facing our fears and entering the real world. We hope our choices have led us to the right path for our life, we hope that the years of studying and late nights have paid off but until we walk across the stage with degree in hand – there is no telling what life has in store. In this economy, graduates find themselves up against candidates who have been in the industry for years and then were suddenly laid off. As a result, settling to retail sales becomes a backup plan. Hopes are put into grad school with the prayers that once a master’s is attained, opportunities will be readily available. Fears and questions left unanswered take over our minds but as believers, our hope is placed in God and the confidence of those around us, who encourage us to carry on. Throughout the production of this magazine, we find those who face fears everyday but still find the courage to live each moment to the fullest. We find those who discovered their dreams and live them to the fullest. Each one tells their own story about what they hope for. Whatever your dream is, whether it is finding joy in the arms of Mickey Mouse or surfing in the wee hours of the morning, do not let anything hold you back. As Edward Eggleston said, “Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.”
Shayna Moreno Editor-in-Chief
Marcus Eide Senior Writer
Bianca Johnson Copy Editor / Senior Writer
Brianna Nelson Managing Editor / Designer / Copy Editor
Krista Goodman Senior Writer
Sharayah Le Leux Copy Editor / Senior Writer
Megan Paulos Design Editor
Neil Morgan Senior Writer
Taylor Winchell Copy Editor
Christopher Hardy Photo Editor / Designer
Bethany Pearson Senior Writer
Mary Ann Pearson Adviser
Lisette Nichols Assistant Photo Editor
Jessica Bills Staff Writer
Sandra Romo Adviser
Sarah Jane O’keefe Assistant Photo Editor
Aimee Munn Staff Writer
Steven Anderson Designer
Brittney Stoneburg Staff Writer
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COVER Photo by Chris Hardy. Design by Megan Paulos.
Volume II, Issue 2, Spring 2012
04 Cancer Survivor
06 International Justice Mission 08 Lancer Mascot 10 Entrepreneurship
12 Where to go on 1 gas tank and $10 14 Fear Vs. Faith 16 Memories & Mickey
18 Construction 20 Clarity 22 Cristin Massey
24 Spring Colors and Trends 26 Depression
28 Nursing Profile 30 Alternative Sports 32 OPS - Mustapha
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MORE THAN CANCER BY SHAYNA MORENO
Sophomore Taylor Statham has received national media attention for his survival of testicular cancer. But defeating cancer is only where his story begins. “Everyone in my family plays basketball,” said Statham. Having grown up with parents who played the sport in college and an uncle, Steve Hale, who played at North Carolina with Michael Jordan, basketball was etched into his life before he knew how to speak. Statham played three seasons at Golden Valley High in Santa Clarita, Calif., graduating in 2010. He earned All-Foothill first team and All-Santa Clarita Valley second honors as a senior. According to Scout.com, Statham was ranked among the top 20 shooting guards in California. As a senior, he led his team to consecutive CIF quarterfinals and won back-to-back Foothill league titles. Statham played the 2011 season for head coach Scott Lovely at Westwind Prep International in Phoenix, Ariz. Westwind Prep’s main mission is “to develop the best prep basketball players in the country.” Westwind was the number five ranked Prep School in the nation. While here, Statham played in the JBL Pro-Am Elite 40 Showcase Top 40 game. It was during Statham’s time at Westwind Prep that he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and underwent three months of intense chemotherapy. He overcame the disease with the same drive and passion he uses to play with every day. Like any other college student, Statham enjoys spending time with his friends and meeting new people. His friends know him as very sociable and outgoing. Like any other die-hard athlete, his first love—basketball—never leaves his mind. When asked what video games he prefers to play, his only answer was NBA. Statham volunteered for the Special Olympics during high school and found a love for the kids he taught and hopes to work with them again in the future: “During high school, I also used to help with the kids at my church, teaching them and
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Photos by Sarah Jane O’Keefe. Design by Steven Anderson.
playing games after school. I want to be someone people can look up to for a lot more than putting a ball in a hoop.” Also like any other basketball player, boy or college student, Statham enjoys food. “Oh, I love food,” said Statham with a smile on his face. “I like grilled chicken, steak and pizza. I also have a big sweet tooth…anything chocolate.” Statham is currently studying business. “I want to get a degree. I see myself spending four years here and growing. I try to always to be steps ahead of others, that’s why I have my education in addition to basketball.” Statham trains everyday in hopes of one day playing professionally either stateside or overseas. “I love playing in front of a crowd,” he said. Statham hopes to one day write a book and be someone people can look up to for more than his basketball talent. He knows better than anyone that all your dreams can change in a second.
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FEAR VS. FAITH BY BIANCA JOHNSON
As expected, “boo!” in the written word is by no means scary but with the right timing, suspense and place, physically saying it could be effective; however that is not the point. The point is that even though this did not scare you, why can’t the things we fear be seen as my failed attempted to scare you? Even though I could not scare you via written word, fear is actually a great motivator and controller. Fear can make people do lots of things that they would not necessarily do. Sometimes fears can be small or they can be big whether it is in regards to relationships, school, finances, people, the future or even death. However out of our daily lives, where does this fear come from and why is it such a driving force in our lives? It is important to note that there are two types of fear. According to dictionary.com, fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc.; whether the threat is real or imagined. Overall it is the feeling or condition of being afraid. With that being said, these feelings are not from God but from the enemy. The second type of fear, which is the fear of God (Proverbs 1:7) is more in regards to respecting and obeying God and seeing him as loving, powerful and just: not merciless or mean. To drive home this point, 1 John 4:18 states that “Where God’s love is, there is no fear because God’s perfect love drives out fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear, so love is not made perfect in the person who fears.” Fear is a driving influence in our lives because for one it comes from the enemy and it is something people are conditioned to learn. The concept that people learn to be afraid may be hard to grasp but it is something John B. Watson, a psychologist, experimented with. In his experiment “Little Albert,” a child was exposed to a series of stimuli including a white rat, a rabbit, a monkey, masks and burning newspapers. As they observed the boy’s reactions, the boy initially did not show fear to any of those objects. However when the boy was exposed to the white rat, Watson made a loud noise by hitting a metal pipe with a hammer. Naturally, the child began to cry after hearing the loud noise. After repeatedly pairing the rat with the loud noise, Albert began to cry simply after seeing the rat. Although this was a controlled experiment, it can be relevant to real life.
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If you are unsure about fear taking over your life, signs that your life is being overtaken by fear could include:
The problem with fear is that it can paralyze you, not in a literal medical sense but it can prevent you from achieving things. Though, this is not in regards to being cautious. This type of fear is detrimental because it is created by Satan and he will do whatever he can to deter you from God’s plan. Socrates once said that this world is the imperfect reflection of what the real world is supposed to be. After Adam and Eve sinned the world became fallen, therefore this world functions in a way that it was not intended to function. With that in mind, Matthew 6:34 says, “So don’t worry about tomorrow because tomorrow will have its own worries. Each day has
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Being over analytical about everything and constantly think “what if …?” Trying to control circumstances all the time Can’t stand to be alone Rejecting people before they reject you Imagine scary things happening to you or others such as accidents or getting sick Worried about people’s opinions about you Obsessing about your decisions You don’t want to leave your comfort zone or try new things Trying too hard to hold on to relationships Afraid of failing so much that you end up not taking any
action If any of these apply to you, just know that Romans 8:15 says “The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry out, ‘Father.’”
enough trouble of its own.” By acknowledging this, it can be easier to deal instead of being afraid. Life at times is messy, inconsistent and challenging. However, in John 14:1, Jesus said “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God and trust in me.” When God is at your side, anything is possible, even overcoming your fears, like what Romans 8:31 states, “So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can defeat us.” 2012 seems to be the year of fear as the world is supposed to end December 21, 2012 according to the Mayan calendar. However that is not true, as 1 Thessalonians 5:2 states, “Now brothers about times and dates we do not need to write you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night.” Even though the world may be in a panic over a false prophecy, as Christians we can find comfort in the consistency of the Lord. However, as events and circumstance unfold, it is essential to be aware of false prophecies from so-called Christians such as Harold Camping. Matthew 24:23-25 states, “At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect – if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time.” As graduation arrives, finding a solid job in this shaky economy may cause you stress however your life is in God’s hands. God will lead you to where you need to be and when one door closes, God will surely open another one. Things will happen but it is important to remember that God, who created the massive universe, is watching over you and taking care of you every moment of your life. Remember, no matter what happens good or bad, you are never lost or alone.
Photos by Chris Hardy. Design by Brianna Nelson. Models: Josh and Jeffery Atkinson.
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THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK
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Aaron Scott, by the cheer coach who was the
for our team.
“In 2010, I was recruited to fill Aaron’s spot,”
representation of who we are … it is something that is
Photos by Lisette Nichols. Design by Megan Paulos.
is the best representation of our school.”
Fleming explains, “outside of CBU, [the mascot]
the mascot is “the soul of the school; the symbol of the
Senior Marketing major, Daniel Scott explains that
Bragonier explains that he “was a gymnast back
element to our mascot: tumbling.
Bragonier, however, has brought a whole new
and engage the crowd and intensify the energy.
their dance abilities and incredible ability to interact
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give back and help and improve this program.”
get help in improving their skills. One day I hope to
improve with more opportunities for future mascots to
“I only hope to see the program grow and
success,” Scott said.
have become very involved and passionate about its
really was no structure.” The Scott brothers were recruited because of
that I have done my best at my job as a mascot and
for games whenever they could” Scott said. “There
Tamarin Fleming describes the Lancer Mascot as “a
unchanging as the years go on.”
as I leave. I will miss mascoting for sure, but I know
“I hope that the mascot program only gets better
who will put the suit on in the future.
recognize that the mascot will live on through others
As the time nears for these two to graduate, they
of mascotting and making it their own.
group of three, four or five people jumping in the suit
“Before [Aaron and I started], it was really just a
element to the Lancer Mascots.
Bragonier and Scott have both brought a new
senior accounting major, Michael Bragonier said.
not kept Bragonier and Scott from reviving the tradition
mascot: to keep the spirit alive. Head Cheer Coach,
To this day, that is the primary job of the
game, or make a poor attempt and cause the crowd to
to influence the crowd to be really involved with the
lot of power with the crowd. Mascots have the ability
Ezinearticles.com explains that mascots wield a
with humorous stunts in order to keep the energy alive
cheer team in order to boost school spirit.
The awkward elements of the suit, however, have
together, bringing energy and engaging the audience for the players.
my head and ended up landing flat on my back,”
Rice, these brothers participated as the mascots
“I lost my balance, and my feet got tangled with
completely ate it!” Bragonier said.
“Daniel was trying to do a back handspring, and
they had endured recently.
from Porterville Junior College, was added to the
For two years, under the guidance of Wendy
recruited right there on the spot to do this.”
show at one of the games, and we were actually
cheering way back in 1964. Wegner, a transfer student
CBU’s first mascot, Marilyn Wegner, started
behind the mask?
How did this tradition start? What is the history
dance with my brother [Aaron] to do at the halftime
Scott began laughing as he described a practice
found pumping their fists and dancing to the music
played during timeouts.
“It is just ridiculously hard,” explains Bragonier.
In 2007, Daniel Scott had “thrown together a
costume that is overall almost impossible to move in.
Aaron Scott has since graduated from CBU.
Amidst the crowd, the Lancer Mascots can be
“C-B-U! Lets go, blue!”
of your feet, a head that towers above you, and a
handspring wearing shoes that are twice the size
senior in high school to mascot with his older brother,
on the sidelines of the Van Dyne Gym rooting predecessor of Wendy Rice.
Tumbling in the mascot uniforms is way more difficult than it sounds. Imagine trying to do a back
biting game, CBU cheerleaders can be found Scott explains that he was actually recruited as a
watching the cheerleaders.”
completely new level.
in high school so I picked up tumbling really easily, and they [Daniel and Aaron] just picked it up through
This representation of our school is wielded by two seniors who have brought the Lancer mascot to a Today, our mascots are here on scholarship.
The crowd roars with the adrenaline of a nail-
“Lets go, Lancers; Lancers, lets go!”
BY BRIANNA NELSON
ENTREPRENEURSHIP BY MARCUS EIDE
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What do stethoscopes, shoes and the car industry have in common? A “big” idea, the “awe-factor” and an entrepreneur behind the idea. Entrepreneurs have been advancing and changing our world since the start. We use their tools, methods, ideas and skills to make our lives easier and simpler, yet what most miss is that it all starts with a basic idea. “Entrepreneur” means an owner or manager of a business enterprise who makes money through risk and initiative. Throughout history, these have been the people making the headlines, for excelling with an idea or project to the point where their risk pays off and the cash begins to grow. All around us we see someone’s big idea, whether it is in a building downtown or the way the interior or exterior of a building is decorated and laid out or even the way a city is designed are taught to look for the “awe-factor” or something that stands out and demands attention. Once this is found, all that is needed is to find out a way to get it to the masses.
information from the stethoscope to a computer
be about who you know. TOMS is a perfect
analyzed. This advancement detects heart
example of how making connections set off a
problems sooner all with saving lives, time and
small shoe company to a level unparalleled by
money in the process.
any other shoe company.
Most people think of a stethoscope as a
have found their niche, most car companies
and a round piece attached at the other end to
have had to find and claim their own stake in
listen with. This tool has not hardly changed in
the car buying market. Car giants like Hyundai
the past century however someone who values
and Infinity have found their own particular way
big ideas thought to add an electronic element
to hold a part of the market and each do this in
to the already widely used tool, resulted in a
locked in market and a customer base that is
to look for that niche that they can posses or “lock in the market.” They are also encouraged to value the “big” ideas. Last year a company was founded called Shelfswap, its founders were a few CBU students who saw an opening in the text book buying market. It was an online based company that helped students buy and sell books, inexpensively and most important, easily. They were able to foresee the need and usability of the site. There are lots of big ideas, some are great and some are not but the people who follow through with their big ideas get to reap the benefits and impact the world in a bigger way. Sometimes it does not take much and a good idea should never be underestimated. 3M has recently invented a stethoscope that has an electronic feature that can now transmit
Design by Chris Hardy.
Hyundai has hit every demographic
already set. This person may also have changed
of car buyers, they have low end cars and
and set the standard for this tool in the medical
extreme high end luxury cars that are still sold
at thousands less then the comparable BMW 7 series. Even though Hyundai has designed
“...the people who follow
cars for each demographic, each car is made as
through with their big ideas
and gadgets for their buyers, resulting in a more
get to reap the benefits and
exceptional as possible, offering new standards preferred car then others that are comparable. Infinity has always been a symbol
impact the world in a bigger
of excellence, similar to that of BMW and
luxury car. Most people buy Japanese cars
Mercedes- Benz except that they are a import because they think they will last longer than the
the idea of entrepreneurship and it is apparent Within those departments, students are taught
Other companies have proven that they
doctor’s simple device that has two ear pieces
California Baptist University embraces in the business and marketing departments.
In the self-made industry, it seems to
monitor, where the information can be further
The phrase, “it takes money to make
German competitors. Looking a little further,
money” seems not completely accurate. Many
Infinity is a branch of Nissan another car giant,
organizations, companies and individuals
which allows Nissan to reach all areas of the car
have made differences for their audience and
buying arena, similar to Hyundai but with two
themselves without having to backup their big
separate brands to do it.
idea with enormous amounts of money. Often times “connections” are used to build an idea or
Whether its medical devices, shoes inspired by barefoot children in Argentina or
product cheaply. inexpensive and luxury cars, they all have a big
Connections are people who can usually
idea in common. Someone behind each of these
offer some sort of service, usually at a price;
industries has had an extraordinary idea, one
in most cases it is a one for one exchange. In
that changes the norm and paves the way for a
the business world, if two people can help each
new order of things.
other and cut costs, it is normally acceptable and helps both parties.
What is most important to know is that everyday normal people make these changes
For instance when TOMS Shoes was
and design new products that everyone can
starting up, AT&T was curious as to what Blake
use. Often times it does not take any special
Mycoskie was doing with his shoes. After
knowledge to do this, however a simple idea
Mycoskie created a valuable connection with
that everyone will appreciate and need. All it
AT&T, the fortune 500 company designed a
takes is knowing how to find that niche, “lock it
campaign to help bring TOMS Shoes to what we
in” and reach the masses.
know of it today.
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ADVENTURES WITHIN YOUR MEANS… BY BETHANY PEARSON
Generalizations are universally frowned upon. However, it is safe to say that most, if not all, prospective, current or past CBU students have heard the following statement: “California Baptist University is conveniently located just an hour’s distance from the mountains, beach and the many exciting theme parks of Southern California.” This ambiguous declaration of geographic truth leads one to believe in a life of purpose and adventure. Sadly, the lack of creative stimuli brought on by extensive academic loads leaves countless students plastered to their living room furnishings in a mild vegetative state. Unable to generate adventurous forms of entertainment, many weekends are spent in less than favorable conditions. The lackluster options to squander the day may involve: window-shopping at Forever21, bowls of frozen yogurt and the oh-so-spontaneous late night trips to local fast food eateries. For some, these forms of entertainment may sustain an individual but for others it is comparable to entering a wondrous candy shop and asking for sugar-free Lifesavers. Should this article spur your fancy, keep reading for vitalizing yet economical ways to spend an adventurous day. In just one 24-hour time period there are unimaginable limits. Gather your friends, acquaintances or neighbors and explore the world beyond the Inland Empire. You’d be surprised just how far the average automobile can travel on a full tank of gas. Given one tank of gas and a budget of 10 bucks, there are a plethora of options to peruse. You may have previously conceived random notions to get out of Riverside and plummeted to a halt at the thought of what to do once you reach the destination. This is a common milestone all must face but assistance is available to those who care to listen. The following is a mere brainteaser list of ideas to stimulate your creative genes. Enjoy life, be spontaneous and get away from all things related to school, choir and campus life. Anyone can become a modern-day Curious George with the right sound track in hand, friends to join and location in mind.
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Orange County Beaches
• Within less than 50 miles you can reach the California coastline and breath in the good ol’ deep blue.
• Recommended stopping points: • Grab Balboa bars and a slice of pizza as you walk the Balboa carnival or pier • Gather up random woodworks and create your very own campfire at Huntington Beach. • Ingredients for s’mores are surely within the $10 bracket • Visit the Lavender Tea Lounge in San Clemente for a truly inspired spot of tea. • With over 100 tea variations and charming aesthetic appeal, this shop is a splendid way to enjoy a spot of tea. http://www.lavenderloungetea.com
Big Bear Mountains
• Just over 50 miles away is the grandeur Big Bear Mountains. Although a day of snowboarding • may be out of the $10 price range, you can still frolic in any snow that might be available. • Adventure up to the mountaintops to play in the snow and sip on Apple Valley’s best apple cider. • Should the sun dissipate the splendid white follies, take a hike up forest falls and enjoy a journey to a hidden waterfall.
Los Angeles Depending on the destination, Los Angeles is merely 70 miles away and provides countless adventures for the curious traveler.
• First of all this snazzy place is free! However, they do charge for parking before 5 p.m. (a whopping $10).
• Enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean as you gallop around the art galleries. Griffith Observatory
• Fix your eyes upon the notorious James Dean statue at this hilltop observatory! • This adventure spot is also free of charge and features picturesque views of L.A.’s finest. MoCA (The Museum of Contemporary Art)
• Check this place out on a Thursday night after 5 p.m. and it’s free of charge! • Take that extra $10 and stop at WorstKucher restaurant for some of L.A.’s most superb bratwurst. Carpinteria
• For an all-day trip, scurry approximately 140 miles up the coast and enjoy the ocean views. • This gem of a beach is located just outside Santa Barbara and is possibly the most quaint of “Pleasantvilles” you’ll find this side of the Mississippi.
• Perfect for the one-day road trip, this beach is an amazing getaway from the hustle and bustle of college life.
• Enjoy savory Thai or delicious sweets within this gem spot. Pasadena Flea Market
• A bit over 50 miles away is the distinguished Rose Bowl Stadium, which most importantly holds massive flea markets on a monthly basis.
• Once a month, the Rose Bowl features a huge flea market for the thrift savvy. • $8 Admission will leave you with $2 to spend. Bargain and haggle your way through the mazes to score some truly defined jewelry or other goodies.
Photos by Sarah Jane O’Keefe. Design by Megan Paulos.
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FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM FROM OPPRESSION BY KRISTA GOODMAN
Slavery, human trafficking, sexual exploitation and other forms of human oppression are not only world problems, they are sins. As an individual, it might often feel like you cannot make a difference in a large world problem by yourself. The bad news is that original assumption is true. As individuals, we are powerless against problems that big. However, the good news that God is entirely able to wage a war on a sin problem that big. He has given us one of the most powerful tools we can use as individuals to combat it: prayer. Prayer is a part of the lifeblood for an organization called The International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM was founded in 1997 by Gary Haugen, a lawyer, who worked in the U.S. Department of Justice and as the leading United Nationsâ€™ Investigator in the ashes of the Rwandan Genocide.
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Photo by Chris Hardy. Design by Megan Paulos.
According to ijm.org, “a group of
people doing this work this is the best thing
Jonathan Slater, senior, is the campus
lawyers, human rights professionals and
we can do. They would rather have that then
chapter president and has been involved
public officials launched an extensive study
anything else we could do,” Stumpf said.
in IJM since 2008. Slater describes a
of the injustices witnessed by overseas
Pamela Ochoa, junior, got involved
memorable speaker from last fall semester.
missionaries and relief and development
with IJM through taking Stumpf’s Current
“One of them was Adam Gold, who went
workers. This study, surveying more than
Events and Movements course. “We read
to Thailand to help build an orphanage…[We
65 organizations and representing 40,000
a book called ‘Half the Sky’ and we always
were] able to hear not only his passion for
overseas workers, uncovered a nearly
talked about current events and movements
the Gospel but also just for combating human
unanimous awareness of abuses of power
going on in the world. Most of the time I just
trafficking, to learn the needs of Thailand, the
by police and other authorities in the
remember leaving class angry that this was
different prayer requests and be able to lift
communities where they served.”
going on in the world,” Ochoa said.
those up,” Slater said.
Haugen started the organization after he became aware of the oppression people in
Ochoa found out there was something that she could do. It was to pray.
the world were suffering. Today, IJM investigators serve in
Laura Pelczar, senior, is also an IJM
Slater continued, “[We heard from] an organization called Falling Whistles and were able have them speak about the issue of
member. Pelczar spent the summer of 2011
child soldiering in the Congo. Just being able
their respective countries on individual
working with refugees through the World
to hear about other organizations, to hear
casework. One of their many functions is
about their needs and pray for them and also
try to rescue victims by working with local
being able to, in some cases, advocate for
officials to enforce legislation and to write
them as well because this is a team effort.”
new legislation to protect the oppressed. They also provide aftercare for those that are rescued and freed. The brave men and women that work on these cases and help to provide aftercare for the victims serve critical roles in the
“Ochoa found out there was something that she could do. It was to pray.”
organization. Donations are also necessary
Stumpf explained that the IJM chapter at CBU also informally serves to help connect the university to larger abolition committees in the area. Several of the IJM members plan to go the Global Prayer Gathering in Washington, D.C., from April 12-16. At GPG, they will
to keep the efforts going.
be able to network with others, learn about
As a college student, you might wonder
“You see things on TV and hear things in
the world’s needs and help pray over those
how this knowledge relates to you. You might
the news but when you start looking into how
ask yourself what you could possibly do.
bad it is—how bad the problem is and how
Maybe you do not have the means to serve in
widespread it is…then you get to be privy
can God expect to use you later? So many
another country or to donate but you do have
to hearing the circumstances of individuals
students say, ‘Well I really want to get into
something even better to help those that are
and hearing what they had to go through and
this work.’ I think they think it is glamorous….
already there. It is prayer.
how they were abused, it just seems like you
my question is can God trust you to pray
cannot sit there and do nothing,” Pelczar
now? Because if you can not show up an
hour each week to pray and to plan I don’t
Students involved in the IJM chapter at California Baptist University meet to pray every week despite heavy involvement in
Stumpf and students involved participate
needs. “If you will not even pray now then how
think He is going to say, ‘I’ll give you 10 years
academics, work, athletics and any number
and host a variety of small events each
to go out and knock down brothel doors.’ He
of other extracurricular activities that fill up
semester to help raise awareness around
just can’t trust you with that,” Stumpf said.
the CBU campus. They do movie screenings,
Prayer plays a critical role in the
panel discussions and set out booths during
effort to bring freedom and justice to those
events such as the club fair.
oppressed. Anyone can be a part of the effort
Amy Stumpf, associate professor of society and religion, is the faculty adviser for the IJM chapter at CBU. “Every time we talk to them [IJM] or
“We try to create opportunities on campus … we want our campus friends
to eliminate injustice – it starts with prayer. For more information on the
they call us, they are saying, ‘We covet your
to know that there’s a problem but it’s not
International Justice Mission, visit
prayers.’ What I want students to know is
unsolvable. God is winning and we can be
that is not just something we do…for those
part of that,” Stumpf said.
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BY NEIL MORGAN
What makes it culturally acceptable for hundreds of college students to flock to a park themed around a cartoon mouse and his animal friends? It is acceptable because Disneyland is about more than just a mouse, it is about the memories many students at California Baptist University have that are related to the Disney empire in one way or another. “It is all about memories,” Destiny Ciecalone, senior, said, “I’ve had an annual pass each year since I was eight and one time I went with just my dad, that was great.” These memories tie together experiences from childhood, adolescence, teenage years and now college years, making Disneyland a melting pot of old memories, and a place to create new ones. The park is just less than 35 miles from CBU’s campus, which makes it easy for students to pile into one car, preferably someone with free parking, and traverse the freeways to Disneyland.
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There seems to be some sort of love affair between most CBU students and the park, a love that even the $105 it takes to purchase a one-day park-hopper ticket cannot stop. “I just love it,” Nate Lawrence, senior, said. “I’d have to write an essay to explain how much I love it.” Lawrence is one of the many CBU
handing over the money to get in and just watch people. “It’s worth it,” she said. Not 100 percent of the population of CBU enjoys the park however, there are plenty of people who are on the other side of the Disney debate. “I just don’t like waiting in long lines for rides that I have already been on, I just don’t
students who forked over the cash to purchase
see the hype,” Shayna Tasabia, senior, said. “I
an annual passport, which the park offers at a
think that other people like it just because they
discounted rate for So-Cal residents, and at an
probably have family memories there, but it just
even greater discounted rate for CBU students.
isn’t for me.”
While most people do enjoy spending time
Overall, a majority of CBU students are on
at the park, there are many varying reasons for
the side of Ciecalone, Lawrence and Ostrosky,
why they enjoy it.
for some reason or another they seem to be
Natalie Ostrosky, junior, and Nicole Stanick, senior, have a fairly abnormal reason for why they enjoy spending time at the park. “I love Disneyland because I can people watch,” Ostrosky said. “You can just sit there all day with a coffee, and just watch people. You
enamored with whatever it is that Disneyland does to keep people interested. Alex Wright, junior, is very particular about his interest in Disneyland, tending to be more analytical than most. “I like Disney, because their media
can listen to their conversations too, it can be
productions set the standard worldwide,”
the most interesting thing ever.”
Wright said. “There is nothing else in the world
Ostrosky says she has no problem
that caters to our senses as spectators in the Photo by Chris Hardy. Design by Malyna Valentin.
way that Disney’s ‘World of Color’ does.” “World of Color” is a production that takes place at night in Disney’s California Adventure. It utilizes water shooting fountains, fire, lights, projections, fireworks and Dolby 8.1 sound to make it a sensory experience like none other. “It is more than a movie, and more than a play, it is different,” Wright said. “Walt Disney made Disney to be different than anything else.” Although there tend to be varying opinions, it seems as though Disneyland is culturally accepted at this college simply because everyone loves it. Each Disney fan at CBU has picked out something different about the park they enjoy and that they find worthwhile and worth the investment. It looks as if, at least for the students on this campus, Disneyland truly is “the happiest place on earth,” and will be for a long time to come.
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TIGHTENING NUTS & BOLTS Construction continues on campus. BY AIMEE MUNN
The economic recession and crash of 2008 has been the worst financial downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Yet, CBU has not closed its doors or cancelled classes. Quite the contrary, since 2001 the university has embarked on a tremendously
California Baptist University is designed to realize the vision of creating ‘a university committed to the Great Commission’ and to achieve the goal of 8,080 students by 2020.” Yvonne Hester, director of communications, said, “CBU has invested more than $200 million in new construction, renovation, and property acquisition.” All of this is directly related to achieving the 2020 vision. While past expansion has been gradual, with
ambitious expansion plan. The “2020 vision”
a few living areas and buildings being added each
that President Ellis announced years ago is
year, this past summer construction reached a
already well on its way with a 15 percent increase
fever pitch with more than five projects underway.
in the fall enrollment numbers. The goal of
Director of Facilities & Planning Steve
reaching 8,080 students in less than eight years
Smith has had the responsibility of seeing that
entails providing new majors and facilities to
the campus functions smoothly while under its
transition from a moderately-sized institution
The goal is not merely to expand the
to greater possibilities. He had the challenging
square footage of the university but to expand
task of making sure the campus was “ready” for
the influence and reach of Christ. Mark Wyatt,
students this past fall.
assistant professor of communication and marketing, said, “The growth and development of
“I am probably one of the busiest guy on campus. Literally this is a 24/7 job. It’s a full time thing,” he said. Smith described coordinating the projects as, “organized chaos” and the pressure, at times, as intense. “I think that we certainly feel a certain amount of pressure. Our deliverables and project timelines are always in mind here.” The deliverables in question were the new apartments known as “The Colony” and 1,000 new parking spaces. The Colony increased oncampus housing for up to 1,000 students. With admission rising, additional parking spaces were added to accommodate commuter and on-campus students. For the time being these additions seem to suffice but in the next year Smith will need to keep the 2020 vision in mind as he locates additional housing and parking spaces. Construction on the new three-story Student Recreation Center at Lancer Plaza also began over the summer. The center boasts three basketball and racquetball courts as well
as a rock-climbing wall. The roof of the building will double as a running track and soccer field. The facility’s usable space is over 63,000 square feet and will fill an important need for students, as well as faculty. According to project plans, the facility will open sometime in the fall of 2012. Access to the center of CBU has been somewhat cut off due to the greatly anticipated School of Business building, which is on track for completion. Though it has been challenging
submitted to the city helps streamline the process.
for students and staff to adjust to a torn-up
The master plan “captures and describes our
campus, Smith said that the project is a blessing.
building methods, our standards for buildings.”
campus store that includes a study sitting area
Maintaining a safe but albeit disrupted campus
It also describes what the “buildings will look
with a fireplace. The Campus store will also sell
has been a priority.
like, our parking ratios, and our student resident
coffee and homemade baked goods. The space
ratios.” The plan “captures all that in a package
is designed to facilitate a student hangout spot
“We really set the bar high
and makes our building and planning process
with enough room to study and visit.
for our contractor. I hope it
Hester expressed how important central
much more streamlined for the future.”
Equipment Rental. The current bookstore will transition into a
What will replace these departments once they relocate has yet to be determined. “There
organization is when dealing with such a large
have been no decisions, as of yet, with regard
undertaking. “The growth really speaks to the
to how we would back fill into those spaces both
vision of the leadership here at CBU and the
in the north wing [of Yeager] and to a degree the
“It is definitely a challenge,” he said. As
strategic planning that has taken place.” Hester
south. We do need to expand. There is a need
the facilities director, he tries to be mindful of
said that God has blessed the university, “There
to expand admissions, financial aid, student
pedestrian circulation and congestion as students
are a lot of universities that are just scaling back.
accounts, and the registrar [office]. All of those
navigate around the zoned-off areas. “We try to
Their projects are on hold, and they are cutting
need more desks. Some of these departments
be an open door in regard to our stakeholders
back on classes. We keep adding and adding. We
need more space just for the queue up,” Smith
or student/faculty/staff concerns,” Smith said
are adding new programs, new majors, because
said. “We are going to go through some fact-
concerning safety. “We really set the bar high for
we continue to grow. It is exciting to watch.“
finding with all the various departments and sort
shows out there.”
our contractor. I hope it shows out there.” Throughout the process of expansion,
As contractors sign off on completed plans,
out how we might expand the spaces in both
the campus will continue to undergo additional
Yeager, the north side first floor and Yeager
Smith’s favorite saying has been, “Pardon our
construction projects. According to Smith, his job
dust.” Construction can be inconvenient from
is never done.
a student’s perspective but the fact that CBU
There are also upcoming plans for additional
Smith said that what is currently the Game Room may become the new Office of the
is undertaking the projects is striking given the
faculty offices and classrooms as new majors join
Registrar but that the space could just as easily
economy.Hester stressed how amazing it is to
the ranks and enrollment increases.
be vacated for, “a component of Admissions or
see a school prosper given the hardships of
The offices of Spiritual Life, Campus Life,
Financial Aid or Student Accounts.”
the economy. “This has been one of the most
Community Life and the campus store will
challenging economic times in recent history.
also relocate to Lancer Plaza North in order to
for consideration though. Smith also noted that,
Depending on who is being quoted, the economy
accommodate student needs.
“Conceptual discussions are also expanding
is in a recession or depression,” she said. “And
According to Smith, “The Spiritual Life
New office space is not the only option up
seating in Wanda’s.”
yet with that happening, we continue to expand
space will bring together all components of the
department including the Office of Mobilization,
of Smith’s facilities management is working (in
Christian Challenge and the administrative staff of
support with President Ellis and the Executive
the Spiritual Life Office.”
Council) in s determining where departments will
Smith said that although coordinating the projects is hectic, his team is pressing forward to meet deadlines. “We recently filed the master plan with the city.” Having the plans finalized and
The newly relocated Community Life will include the Game Room and the Recreation
Photos by Nichelle Trulove. Design by Steven Anderson.
“That’s my task this spring,” Smith said. Part
best fit, given their program needs and growth projection.
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1. Freedom - Jacob Armstrong
2. Independence - Jacob Armstrong
3. Zoom - Lisette Nichols
4. Barren - Nichelle Trulove
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08 5. Awaken - Nichelle Trulove
6. Accomplishment - Sarah Jane O’keefe
7. Anticipation - Lisette Nichols
8. Clarity - Sarah Jane O’keefe
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I’m Cristin. Yes, I’m over Twenty-Four. Yes, I am an undergraduate student. YES, I Wanted a traditional COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
BY CRISTIN MASSEY A full time job, bills, responsibilities and living with your parents are not what most would consider a typical college experience. But for many undergraduates returning to college later in life, this is the reality. This is my reality.
While many college students go through multiple semesters searching for their purpose for post graduation life, as an older student my problems were in reverse; I had spent enough time finding my purpose, now all
I wanted was to have a normal college experience and have the real college life, living away from home, making new friends and partaking in college tradition.
Already considered “older” by the
standard age of four-year college student, I did not know where I was supposed to start. Where am I going to live? How much is everything going to cost me? Will people know how old I am? These were just some of the many questions that raced through my mind. But one thing that I knew for sure, if this is what God wanted for me, I was not going to hold back.
As I prepared to go back to school, it seemed like it was the perfect time.
Everything was falling into place so
easily. I had to start back at a community
on campus events seemed like the only way to realize my desire and fit in. My dream seemed that it was now being taken away from me. So I started to make goals for the first
online and pass up the opportunity to create fellowship with others. In the past, whenever I
college. This experience was far less
semester. First on the list was hiding my age
thought about attending college,
intimidating because students of all ages were
and fitting in. Second, was attending as many
living on campus was what I thought
in attendance. I had many work-professionals
school functions as I could and get involved
made college the ultimate experience.
in my classes, which made me feel better about
with a club or organization. Third, I would need
So as this is now not an option, I
the fact that I was starting out while most people
new college friends. By the middle of my first
was determined to make my college
I knew were graduating college.
semester I was introduced to an organization
experience as authentic as possible.
Fast forward two short years. It was now
called PRSSA-Public Relations Students
Getting involved with the student
time to decide what my next step should be. I
Society of America. I was excited about this
community was the answer to bridging
was in an honors program that guaranteed
prospect for my future and decided to join.
the gap that I felt existed between
acceptance into University of California Los
My fear of being recognized as an “older
being a commuter student and
Angeles. That was exactly where I was going.
student” was getting the best of me. It was
a student living on campus. By
Or so I thought. The excitement of going to such
getting to a place of shame. I felt like such
getting involved I now had the sense
a well-known and prestigious school was not
judgment would be past on to me for being
of community that I had so desperately
settling in the way that I thought it would be.
older. It did not help that I felt such disconnect
wanted to authentic my college
Something was not right. The doors that were
from the deep friendships that some of the
swinging open for me previously, were now
students seemed to have. They had friends
slamming shut in my face. So I prayed.
everywhere, everyone knew everyone. I felt like
Iquickly realized that your college
the kid sitting alone at the lunch table.
experience is what you make of
I did not want to admit it; I knew that UCLA was not where I should be going. It was not long
Typically I am a confident person, so to
As I became involved on campus,
it. I could have chose to make my
after praying for direction that I made a new
suddenly not be confident was affecting my
experience one of isolation and
friend who attended CBU. She started telling me
personality. Instead of being a confident and
sadness, or I could have made it
all of the advantages of attending. I had never
outspoken individual, I had started to become
better and I did.
heard of this university before—but somehow,
a shy and quiet student that was no longer
this is all that it took. I felt a sense of peace
confident. I knew this had to change. It meant that
all heard the
the more that I thought about attending CBU.
I had to change, because if people were going
So by that spring, I applied and was accepted.
to judge me for not being the “right” age,
gets in the
then I could not stop them. That is when
me this is a statement that proved to
As soon as I arrived on campus, I immediately felt like this was right where God wanted me to be. By the end of my first day
I realized that the most important thing to
be very true. Life never goes according
my old insecurities were back. I was now an
achieving an authentic college experience, as an
to plan, but you can choose to make
additional two years older, and this college
“older” student is to decide what that really
the best of it and follow what God has
had an abundance of freshly graduated
means to you. And most importantly let God
in store for you and it will ultimately be
high school students. As a newly transferred
guide you through all the doors that he will open
better than what you could have ever
student, I was now five years older than the
for you when you are on his path.
average freshmen. Aside from my old fear re-awakened, living
For me, feeling that I was getting an authentic college experience is to make
on campus was not an option. I would have
friendships and connections with people what
to continue living at home. This meant that I
are all going after the same dream that I am.
would have to commute three days a week an
Being able to talk about what is going on
hour each way. Living on campus was what I
in our lives and finding common ground.
really wanted. I felt that this was the only way
And although I am “older” than traditional
to get a legitimate college experience. Living
standards, I wanted a traditional college
with roommates and being able to attend all the
experience. I did not want to get my degree
Original Photo of Cristin by Nichelle Trulove, Desgin by Megan Paulos.
BY BRITTANY BLANKENSHIP Summer is rapidly approaching and one
Holly Fulton, Burberry Prorsum, Michael
and flirty. Floral prints stemmed from jackets,
Kors and Sass & Bide followed their animal
skirts, to dresses. Silk florals smoothed their
of the best thing to compliment your beach
instincts and became the leader of the tribal
way down the runway next to leathers and
ready bod is an in-style wardrobe. It’s time to
trend. Zigzags, animal print, geometric
chiffon. Plant the seed of summer love in
shed those layers of winter wear and lighten
patterns and flashy embellishments all thrived
anyone’s heart with this resistless style.
up with trendy summer linens.
these lively garments.
“I love prints and tribal
Summer is not all fun, girls need glamour too! Gucci, Roberto Cavalli and Etro mimicked
around the world have
patterns. They are fun to
the timeless elegance of the 1920s through
showcased these five
mix and match and are so
flapper inspired and drop-waisted dresses.
basic looks that will
eye catching it really adds
This look glimmered and shined brightly with
help you be on trend
to the outfit,” Griffen said.
eye catching beading. Create your own history
while you’re on the beach this summer. Bright and vibrant citrus shades stole the
Perfectly accenting all of these animal friendly looks were oversized necklaces, beads, leather
show at New York and
and tapestry handbags. Do not be fashion
London Fashion weeks. Designers such as
prey this summer, be a part of this
Osman, Mark Fast, Jaeger and Aquasctum
fashion forward tribe.
flaunted their delectable pops of color for all fashionistas to eat their heart out. In these eye catching silk, crochet and
giving the summer a touch
danced across dresses, skirts and even
of elegant femininity.
dresses flowed effortless down the runway. These pretty palates of pastels are makeup trends. You will be the sweetest thing the summer in cotton candy pinks, bubble gum blues, mint greens and frozen lemonade yellows.
tribal fashions, fashion designers are bringing bold prints, accents pieces and unique fabric combinations around the world this summer.
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Before wearing the latest
also reflecting in summer
for summer fun. “[I] love the citrus color pallet.
sheer tops, skirts and
be hot but is
pieces and enjoy your fashion
Ethereal silky and
easy to find hiding in your closet and perfect
fashion show! Raid your closet for trendy
Galliano and Cacharel at
attention. Lively orange and lemon prints
Make this summer your own runway
Dreamy pieces, like
Paris Fashion Week, are
It looks great with a tan,” Lauren Griffen,
go, you will steal the show.
those from Valentino, John
drape garments, you will be the center of
trousers on the runway. These clothes are
following this trend and no matter where you
Flowers grew in the hearts and onto the clothes of many designers this season.
as Junior Lindsay Malcom are preparing for summer fashions by putting away past seasonal styles. “[I’m] cleaning out all of my heavy coats and bringing back my shorts, that are CBU appropriate and bringing out my sandals. And getting a tan to match,” Malcom said. No matter what kind of girl you are, one of these summer trends will enhance your best assets. Embrace trends that make you feel best and put your most fashionable foot forward this summer. “There are definitely a few trends that I
J. Crew, Jason Wu and Alexander Want all showed that summer is the time to be fun
can’t wait to rock,” Griffin said. “I can’t wait for summer to dress to impress.”
Photos by Lisette Nichols and Malyna Valentin. Design by Malyna Valentin.
Left to Right: Olivia Miller, Morgan Brown, Sergio Molina, Ronan Garrec
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Dealing with BY BRITTNEY STONEBURG
Approximately 19 million Americans live with depression or anxiety (or both), and I’m one of them. So are many of my classmates and professors – just because we are surrounded by a Christian environment does not mean California Baptist University students are exempt from these harrowing disorders. The college life, while exciting, can bring about an enormous amount of stress that can make academic pursuit with depression and anxiety a living nightmare. Imagine your flight or fight response going off at the merest hint of stress. Imagine being crippled for weeks with a depressive episode, unable to muster up the energy required for normal activities, including classes and schoolwork. Imagine avoiding people or social activities for fear of making a mistake, being surrounded by an inherently social environment as college tends to be. This is the reality for those who suffer from depression and anxiety. I have suffered from clinical depression since my freshman year of high school. After dealing with an overwhelming amount of sadness and negative thoughts for the better part of year, I finally saw a doctor and was diagnosed.
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It was a relief to understand why I was feeling so helpless, but at the same time I was frightened and confused. The word “depression” made me think there was something wrong with me – that I was broken and defective emotionally, even though the complete opposite was true. I felt like there was nothing I could do to ‘fix’ myself, and this feeling lasted for a long time, even up until college. The inherent high stress environment of college can easily compound depression and anxiety symptoms, making them worse. With so much pressure and deadlines for homework and other assignments, students can often miss out on the relaxation necessary to calm themselves down. It can be frighteningly easy to fall into patterns that encourage depression while at school. Students overload themselves with coursework or find themselves dealing with responsibilities they’ve never had before. Such conditions can make college a hardship, even here at a Christian university. Suffering from depression while growing up in a Christian environment has, for me, been an extremely comforting and encouraging experience. Most of the people in this community have been a tremendous support and extremely understanding. However, I would be lying if I said it did not present its own set of challenges. Even among the Christian community depression as a whole can still carry a stigma to it. It can be difficult to understand those who suffer from it while simultaneously following Christ – after all, shouldn’t they be happy? The
Christian life is one that transforms from the
next semester. Don’t avoid things like school,
inside out – it almost stands to reason that
because it’ll become that much worse later in the
depression should be among the things left
semester. And seek professional help,” she adds.
behind with the old self, cast off like other vestiges of the past. When I was first diagnosed, a woman from my church asked for prayer that her granddaughter, who also suffered from
Santos also says that living a balanced life that manages stress can help as well. “We all suffer ups and downs. Stress especially can play into that.” For CBU students, remember that the
depression, would eventually abandon her
Counseling Center is always available. You
medication in favor of leaning on God instead.
can contact them at 951-689-112 or request an
As a teenager this made me extremely reluctant
appointment online. If you think you might have
to admit that I had depression to the rest of my
depression, anxiety, or both, talk to someone.
Christian community. Medication, at the time, was
Schedule an appointment with your doctor and
the only thing that had helped me, but I began
collaborate on options for your treatment. The
to wonder if I was a bad Christian for not entirely
Counseling Center website now features a free
relying on God for my healing. Perhaps my faith
assessment test that can help you determine if
was just not strong enough to overcome my
you are suffering from depression, anxiety, eating
depression, or so I thought anyway.
disorders or other mental ailments.
However, depression is, at its heart, a very real medical disorder that requires specialized treatment as well. Just because someone takes medication does not mean they have a lesser faith in God. “I think people have negative stereotypes,” says Natalie Santos, a counselor at CBU’s counseling center. “They think something is automatically ‘wrong’, but I don’t think anything
“Depression is, at its heart, a very real medical disorder that requires specialized treatment as well.”
is wrong. I think there’s a lot of people who think depression is a sin – I don’t agree with that.”
Living with depression or anxiety is not
We are blessed to attend a school that
impossible. Even in the midst of depression
emphasizes joy and fulfillment in Christ,
there is an amazing capacity for life. My own
yet depression too often can cloud it. It can
depression is for the most part controlled, and
extraordinarily difficult for someone suffering from
I have a support system of friends and family
social anxiety to approach someone and
that help me through the tough times. My faith in
witness to them.
God has played no small part either. Even when
Depression can make finding an unbridled
depression tries so desperately to take my hope
joy in Christ extremely difficult. How can
away, I know that I have hope in God and
someone find joy in the Christian life when their
body physically will often not let them? How
Depression is not a death sentence.
does someone who suffers from depression or
Depression is survivable. Like so many other
anxiety make it unscathed through the emotional
difficulties in life, depression can be overcome.
battlefield that is college?
In Psalms 147:3 it says that God “heals the
“Spiritually, diving into the Word and
brokenhearted and binds up their wounds”,
reaching out to people in your church can help,
even in the midst of our innermost turmoil. Even
(because) emotions can be deceiving,” says
though it may not always seem so, God has His
Santos. “Talk to your professors if it affects your
hands in our lives, and that includes our sadness.
schoolwork and change your course load for the
God is the ultimate Healer; let Him work.
Photos by Sarah Jane O’Keefe. Design by Brianna Nelson. Model: David Mangana.
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BY SHARAYAH LE LEUX
Take a nursing major, place her in Concert Band, Women’s Choir and sign her up for an International Service
to be there to give them a smile. I want to do my job well so that I can just impact their stay at the hospital or even their lives,” According to Dwyer she planned on being
Project on top of it all. Not possible,
in Concert Band because she had played the
flute for nine years prior. However, when Dwyer
Cassielyn Dwyer is a junior nursing major,
went to audition for Concert Band, the assistant
she plays flute in Concert Band, sings Second
professor of music, Guy Holliday also made
Soprano in Women’s Choir and is painting her
way to South Asia for ISP. This was not how Dwyer planned it when
“And then he sat down at the piano. And at the time I was really sick. He started playing
she chose CBU. Dwyer wanted a school that
[the piano] and said ‘sing.’ And I was like ‘what?
would help her incorporate her faith into what
I don’t sing.’ So he made me sing and that’s how
she would do as a career. Dwyer figured she
I got into Women’s Choir. And then it was such
could use nursing as a stepping stone to
a blessing that I knew I was meant to be there,”
eventually become a physician’s assistant.
However, once Dwyer arrived at CBU and
And if nursing, Women’s Choir and Concert
started working closer with the nursing program
Band were not enough for Dwyer already; she
she realized she definitely wanted to be a nurse.
decided to add ISP this year. Dwyer’s motivation
As part of a paper for English class Dwyer’s
in applying for ISP was her love for God. Dwyer,
freshman year, she was required to interview
like many others at CBU wants His name and
someone in her career and write a paper about
love to be known everywhere. Dwyer also wishes
it. Dwyer chose to interview Geneva Oaks, who
to see what nursing is like in another country.
was the acting dean of CBU’s School of Nursing at the time. “When I was doing that, she really made it
“I want to shine God’s light and use whatever skills He has given me to do it,” Dwyer said. But how does one balance all of these
clear,” Dwyer said. “I want to be a nurse, I want
courses and activities with homework and
to be there to hold the patient’s hand, or I want
friends? Is it even possible? “How do I do it? Oh my gosh,” Dwyer said.
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“Honestly, I can’t deny that God gives me the
“You definitely need to work on your social
strength. But music is also somewhat of an outlet
aspect. You can’t isolate yourself from people.
and you learn to balance your time outside of
And when you’re in the program you just have
Concert Band and Women’s Choir.”
to learn to balance it,” Dwyer said.
Dwyer’s schedule changes every semester, but she is consistently busy every day of the week. For now Mondays are from 6:30 a.m.
As a nurse it is essential to know how to deal with people and be a people person. “As a nurse you see people at their
to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays go 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and
weakest point and you’re there to build them
then choir practice from 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. And
back up. Whether that is emotionally, spiritually
Wednesdays are 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. with a break
or physically. You’re the patient’s advocate and
I really like that idea,” Dwyer said.
“I’m usually not done until 5:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and then with ISP 9 p.m. So I keep going. It helps that I have a lot of support;
Dwyer is not sure where she sees herself after graduation. Dwyer tries to live each day by day. “I think you can’t worry about tomorrow
everyone around me is just so encouraging,”
because you’ll miss what today has to offer,”
It is undeniable that Dwyer has a full plate
Although, Dwyer is unsure of what the
with courses, study time, practices, concerts
future holds, she definitely has an idea of the
and meetings. And being involved in all of these
possibilities. Dwyer sees herself in an open
programs is a constant struggle for Dwyer to
atmosphere, possibly overseas, working with
keep everything balanced. However, both the
children. Dwyer has also been thinking about
nursing and music programs have been helpful
working with cancer patients.
in making everything work out. “It’s been a fight to stay. I think I’m there to create a unity between the departments because music is so important and it impacts so many people’s lives. So for me it’s what keeps me sane sometimes,” Dwyer said. Dwyer feels that nursing can be stressful at times, and because of this, it is necessary to have something that is like an outlet. Music is one of Dwyer’s outlets. “It’s a way that I can give back my talents. It’s a way that I can serve and glorify God. And that’s why I think I need to do both [nursing and music],” Dwyer said. During the semester, Dwyer has limited free time, and when she does have free time she usually spends it studying. However, with this semester, Dwyer has been spending more of her free time to paint, as she is painting to raise money for ISP. Dwyer finds that being in the nursing program also makes it difficult to have a social life, but strives to make time for her friends. Dwyer realizes that going into a profession that deals with people, it is essential to make relationships and interact with people. Photos by Lisette Nichols. Design by Brianna Nelson.
“It’s really where the Lord leads me. And because I have a heart for nursing, I will find where that leads eventually,” Dwyer said.
ALTERNATIVE SPORTS BY JESSICA BILLS
Unconventional. Revolutionary. Quirky. Whimsical. Creative. Peculiar. Social.
Room to Ultimate Frisbee on Saturday mornings, Just Dance Parties after choir on Tuesdays to any night rollerskating in the
Original. Eccentric. Radical. Innovative.
moonlight. Any day is the day to take up these
Is this a list of words describing Joe
entertaining outlets of exercise. One might
Adcock “the gum guy” or a certain English teacher (you know who you are)? On the contrary, this expressive list of
find that these alternative sports express their personality just as well as clothing, a cell phone cover or one’s major ever could. One category of alternative sports finds
adjectives paints the picture that is alternative
its roots in dance. This includes Zumba, the
sports. Alternative what? Alternative sports.
popular Wii game, Just Dance as well as swing
It’s a thing. Is there a Facebook fan page to
“like?” Well, no. But do not fret, because once
Numerous students have found Zumba to
explained, your eyes will be opened to this
be their favorite workout on campus. Brittney
cosmic universe that is alternative sports.
Breeding has been doing Zumba for a couple
God created man, fast forward past the
years now. She commented on the dancing
garden, past the exodus, past the B.C. years
workout, “I consider myself to have something
and man created sports. There were Roman
called ‘workout ADD.’ Every time I go to the
games involving killing fellow soldiers and
gym, I get bored of all the machines and I end
running from lions. Of course, in that game one
up leaving. With Zumba, grab a group of friends
could not go two out of three times.
and go! The best part of it is being able to do it
Jesus actually evangelized in the field of alternative sports. Fishing was popular pastime
with your friends and laughing along the way.” Many students have purchased Zumba
for Nazarene Jews. Sure, God’s chosen people
DVDs or have ventured to friends’ apartments
used fish as a stable means of food, but one
to workout in a fun and entertaining way. They
could imagine Peter and James fishing in the
may leave their neighbors below them slightly
early morning and ending the adventure with
irritated, but it’s all for the sake of a good sweat.
“Ha, my fish is bigger than your fish!” One could
Sarah Sabesky, a Just Dance connoisseur,
just picture James rebuking Peter and saying,
reminiscenced on the first time she had the
“Do not show favoritism amongst fishes, do
privilege of just dancing. Ever since that Focus
they not all come from the same Fisherman?”
leader meeting when Sabesky was exposed
to the popular Wii game, weekly Just Dance
Around the California Baptist University
parties have broken out as a plague around The
campus there is a plethora of fun being had via
Colony. She continued saying, “It’s a fun way to
these “sports.” One of the pleasurable attributes
get exercise while hanging out with friends!”
of alternative sports is that they are stubbornly
A popular dancing trend on the CBU
competitive. Meaning, all for one, all for fun or
campus is swing dancing. Iven Sorriles
however that cliché goes. They require sport-like
expressed his love for this workout saying,
motions with an abundantly “funner” outcome.
“Swing dancing forces you to move constantly,
The amazing truth about them is that they are all
like all dancing tends to do. Swing is a good
over these CBU grounds.
workout because it is probably one of the only
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workouts where you can respectfully flip and twist a lady on the dance floor.”
If dancing is not one’s style, then no
The Frisbee community is one that
problem, there are tons of other exercises that
overtakes parking lots, open areas as well as
double as social outlets.
closed areas in the night as they travel from
A consistently popular trend amongst
University Place all the way to The Colony,
the freshmen boys has been ping pong in the
hitting random signs and aiming for various
Smith lobby. Ping pong’s status has “trended”
“holes” as part of Frisbee golf. It is a community
more popularity and even instigated a ping
of late nighters that is considerate of traffic and
pong tournament sponsored by the Office of
deducts two points for hitting cars. So if you
find your car with a minor dent, you know who
“... there are tons of other exercises that double as social outlets.”
to blame, the adventurous and mischievous Frisbee friends. From freshmen to seniors, boys to girls, coordinated to the uncoordinated who wear helmets, rollerblading accepts all kinds of college students. The athletic aspect of rollerblading is
The male species here on campus have a
very consistent. Brendan King has been a
special heart for “ping ponging,” as it is one of
longtime rollerskating activist. He supports the
their first ways to connect and make friends with
active movement of the rollerblading cult by
other freshmen in the dorms.
encouraging other students to take part. He
“[It] gives you a chance to interact with
chuckled saying, “I think it is very fun, but my
other cultures, and their ‘pingpongosty.’ You
legs are for sure feeling it now that I blade
never really know a person until you’ve played
ping pong with them…including yourself. Look at Forrest Gump,” Jared Johnson said. However, this may not be the most actively
Rollerbladers can be seen roaming from class to class, across campus and even at Riverside’s local roller-derby rink. This best kept
designed sport. When asked if he considered
secret hosts few CBU students and many other
ping pong to be good exercise, Johnson replied,
skating hipsters that enjoy competitive skating.
“No, not at all. It depends on the level of your opponent. Chasing the ball is the exercise.” Another sport that is special for starting
Shantal Haboud uses her skating skills to mobilize herself around campus and for pleasure with friends. She says, “It’s fun and
friendships is Ultimate Frisbee. If you have been
not as hard as longboarding and you look much
in the Frisbee informational dark, be warned that
cooler.” If the overrated trend of skateboarding/
CBU has its very own Ultimate Frisbee Club.
longboarding does not suit you, consider
President of the club, Kelcey Fry, is continuing
rollerblading to help you accomplish the “CBU
the eight years tradition of the club. Fry
5.” (One can go anywhere around campus in
encouraged other students to come out saying,
less than five minutes; not true anymore, since
“The Ultimate Frisbee club meets on Saturday
going from North Colony to the Post takes
from 10am-noon on the front lawn. As well as we
longer than a journey to Alberto’s…slightly true.)
play Thursday nights from 10pm-midnight.” But why should students come out and
Alternative sports are all around. They allow students to express and fulfill their athletic
throw a frisbee around? Fry explained, “First, it
needs and accomplish excellent workouts at the
is an easy way to burn calories and stay active;
same time. These examples only show a few of
Ultimate is a game of constant movement.
the wide genre that is alternative sports. They
Second, it is an easy way to make friends and
are for everyone, but everyone has to find which
be social. Many different types of students play,
one is for them.
making a very diverse community.” Photo by Jacob Armstrong. Design by Steven Anderson.
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Emmanuel Mustapha BY KRISTA GOODMAN
Upon arriving at the CBU campus, it is hard for visitors to miss the massive globe, known as “The Kugel,” in the center of the main entryway. Closer inspection of The Kugel reveals a passage of scripture engraved on its base. “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen.” – Matthew 28:18-20 This scripture was Jesus’ commandment to his disciples. It is not only an important passage to CBU but also to Christians worldwide. In Ghana, Africa, God uses Mustapha to help fuel a ministry that supports over 550 churches that total a congregation of over 60,000 people. Mustapha was not raised in the Christian tradition, but rather in the Islamic tradition. In December 1991, he converted to Christianity.
“After I became a Christian, I felt the
need to study and learn more about God and Christ, and through that I became a baptist,” Mustapha said. From there Mustapha attended seminary school in Ghana. After he completed his seminary training, both Mustapha and his wife offered themselves as missionaries for the Ghana Baptist Convention. “We went to the northwestern part of
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our country, where there are predominantly Muslims. We started working among the
and establishing schools. One such school is the North Eastern
people-group there. In the first five years we
Christian Academy, which was established
started 42 churches,” Mustapha said.
in September 2008 with 12 students. Today
Mustapha trained 25 leaders to help run
enrollment has risen to over 250. Mustapha
the 42 churches. They also started a children’s
explains that more than 75 percent of those
home and maintained about 60 acres of
students are Muslim.
farmland to help support the ministry. One way
“Our approach is to love them, live with
they raised income to help back the ministry
them and show the love of Christ…at this point
was by running some bus transportation.
there is not much fighting between Christianity
Mustapha explains that in March 2005
and Islam and that gives us a great advantage
the Lord called him to Yendi, which located in
to keep doing what we need to do to see that
northeastern Ghana, where he still works in
God will continue touch the lives of people,”
the North Eastern Mission Field (NEMF).
There are four major areas of operation
Mustapha also runs an active radio
for NEMF, these include: church planting,
ministry once a week on two radio stations.
leadership training, structural development and
Both Muslims and Christians listen to his
the social ministry.
After a church is planted, it requires
In the beginning, the radio ministry was
support. Mustapha explains that in addition to
almost entirely self-funded. Mustapha reflects
training leaders, new church members are also
that he almost terminated the radio ministry
trained to become disciples.
once due to financial difficulties in sustaining it.
Of over 700 church leaders, 35 have undergone further theological training and
However, God had other ideas in mind. “I decided I was going to the station
make up what is known as Ghana Baptist
to tell them I wasn’t going to do it again…
School of Ministry (GBSM). After three years of
that Saturday early morning, a boy came to
study, GBSM will graduate its first students in
my house. The boy said, ‘My dad sent me,’ ”
NEMF’s third crucial operation is
The boy explained that people gathered
structural development. They seek out ways to
around a radio in one village to listen to
help develop the buildings and infrastructure
Mustapha’s radio message. A church had
for the planted churches.
started from it. Mustapha decided to visit.
Fourthly, NEMF uses a social ministry to
“86 people were sitting under a tree,
help reach out to others in a particular area.
singing and waiting for me to come. I think
With the social ministry Mustapha explains that
this story is the most incredible story of my
they try to contribute to the development of
missionary life,” Mustapha said.
a particular area. Developmental innovations
Mustapha reflects that the fruits of his
might include helping to develop land for
ministry have shown him the power of God
agriculture, digging wells for water, providing
and kept him humble. “His last command is
mosquito nets to help protect against malaria
our first consent,” he said.
Photo by Chris Hardy. Design by Malyna Valentin.
Mustapha’s wife, Felicia, also plays an extremely important role in the ministry. Her presence is heavily missed while she undergoes breast cancer treatment in the United States. Mustapha says that her treatment is going well. They have four children—Olive-Jane, Waldine, Cindy and Nelly.
“Our approach is to love them, live with them and show the love of Christ” At a Baptist World Alliance meeting in Malaysia summer 2011 Mustapha met Ronald Ellis, president of CBU, which is how he first connected with CBU. After visiting the campus in Fall 2011, Mustapha explains that he became interested CBU’s online classes. Mustapha is now taking a series of six leadership and development courses that will take place over months with CBU’s Online and Professional Studies (OPS) department. Mustapha continues his work in Ghana while completing his coursework through OPS. He is also working with CBU to discuss the option of training other church leaders through similar OPS coursework. Mustapha writes, “… we are also exploring the possibility of CBU sending students through International Service Project (ISP) to come work with us [in Ghana].” NEMF has a huge vision for the upcoming years. Mustapha writes, “As part of our vision of 1000 churches by the end of year 2015, we are also sending David, one of our GBSM students, to Togo to be our first foreign missionary.” The country Togo shares a border with Ghana. Mustapha’s ministry in Ghana is an incredible example of the Great Commission at work. Through the aid of prayer and the use of cutting-edge technology, CBU is able to help provide Mustapha with more tools to continue to help God’s work prosper.
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Seven Fitness Myths
BY RACHAEL STOFFEL
Everyone desires to maximize the daily workout. They pursue exercise and even dietary advice from friends, family members, colleagues and even the Internet, but how accurate is the advice? We sought out CBU athletes and nonathletes with active lifestyles as well as one of our school’s exercise physiologists for their opinion about the most common exercise myths. Here are seven fitness myths often accepted as truth to take into account next time students hit the pavement, gym or pantry: 1. Stretching prior to working out makes
for a more effective workout
According to Trevor Gillum, assistant
out, warming up prior is crucial. Though not a
in big meets. While carb loading is a tactic often
collegiate athlete, Chris Cox, senior, who practices
e n couraged the day before a big event, it
an active lifestyle never stretches cold. He urged
will only prove effective if carbs are consistent
that he always does a warm-up exercise such
in their diet throughout training. Gillum advised
as jump roping or running prior to stretching before
that “carbs are in fact the preferred fuel source
his workout. Starting first baseman for the Lancer’s
during exercise, but carb loading is not just a
softball team, Sloan McHann, junior, has a
one-day process – carb loading needs to begin
similar pre-workout routine to Cox, although she
at least five days before the big event.
does not think static stretching provides for
T h e m o s t effective way to carb load is to
deprive your body of carbs two weeks prior to
After asking multiple athletes about their opinion on stretching, they all seem to agree that static stretching with cold muscles is completely ineffective. Tyler Garrison, junior, team captain of the men’s soccer team, noted that they integrate dynamic stretching into their team warm up — this entails movement and emphasizing range of motion. He stated,
competition and begin carb loading five days before the day of competition.” Men’s swim captain Chris Toy and women’s swim captain Hannah Braun, seniors, both agreed on the concept that carb loading should be done several weeks before the day of competition. Toy further explained the concept: “Your body gets used to breaking down whatever food you eat on a regular basis, so throwing in
professor of kinesiology at California Baptist
“Dynamic stretching is essential to athletic
University, who has a Ph.D. in exercise
performance…[you will] start off the game…at a
physiology, data has shown that static stretching
higher level because your muscles are warm.”
doesn’t increase performance or decrease risk
Static stretching is often misconstrued as an
of injury prior to exercising. Most are under the
equivalent to a warm up; so remember, they’re
today, that’s not enough time
misconception that static stretching will improve
not interchangeable. 2. Carb loading always equals im-
exercise is a lack of time. However, the intensity
your capacity to perform — this is not the case. What must be understood, however, is that stretching is not the same as warming up. If one integrates a stretching routine before working
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Swimmers and track runners specifically load up on carbohydrates before participating
huge amounts of carbs before a big meet would not be the best idea…carb loading must be done a couple weeks before.” 3. I only have fifteen minutes to workout One of the biggest reasons people don’t of the exercise is the more important than time limits. Even if students only have 15 minutes to work out, they can compensate with an increase
of intensity in their exercise. “Short intense bouts of activity often trump five to six days of moderate activity,” Gillum said. In addition to regular practices, McHann likes to do extra workouts a few times a week. When she is crunched for time, she likes to do quick sprints; these often entail interval training, such as 15 rounds of sprints at 45 seconds a piece with 15 seconds rest in between. As the saying goes, it’s about quality, not quantity. 4. Protein is the most important part of my diet So often do we see men in the gym consuming massive protein shakes during their workouts. Even though they are commonly used, the recommended dietary allowance of protein is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight; therefore, protein is in fact not the most important part of a person’s diet! When Braun was asked about her diet, she stated, “I don’t stress protein too much in my diet because I know many people take too much protein than is required for the
5. Changing my diet is the best thing I
workout due to the illness. Gillum encouraged
Have you ever asked yourself, “What is
showing that moderate exercise is considered
can do for my health
the best way to get healthy?” Surprisingly, diet is not the answer. The best predictor of health is fitness and the only way to gain proper fitness is through habitual activity. Gillum pointed out that when examining health, one needs to consider holistic health, which contains all bodily systems. Diet does not include every component of the body; students can’t gain fitness from simply eating abundance of fruit or protein; they need to focus on activity. Garrison added that being in good health to him means “having physical and mental health,…[where] physical health ranges from exercise to eating healthy food.” McHann stated that her definition of health emphasizes being fit and exercising with a balanced diet. While diet is important, the emphasis needs to be on being habitually and chronically active!
daily recommended intake. I focus more on my
6. But I can’t workout, I’m sick
carbohydrates.” Even though Toy tends to favor
Many believe that people shouldn’t
protein shakes, he emphasized that he makes
exercise if they are sick. This isn’t always the
sure to “never neglect carbs and healthy fats in
case. Take the “neck check” — if symptoms are
his diet.” Among carbs, fats and protein, protein
above your neck, such as the head, throat or
is the least important in our diet, with carbs being
nose, you are usually well enough to exercise.
the most crucial, followed by fats.
Simply lower the intensity and impact of the
Photos by Chris Hardy. Design by Megan Paulos. Model: Edie Waskel.
this perspective, saying that there is some data okay if you’re sick, but high intensity can make matters worse. Toy commented that when he is sick he knows his body well enough to know when he can push its limits. Ultimately, students are the final judges of how they feel. 7. Working out before breakfast will make me burn more calories
Many are under the misconception that if people work out in the morning, it jumpstarts their metabolisms and, therefore, they’ll burn more calories. No matter if they work out in the morning prior to eating, or midday, the amount of calories burned will not be affected. Eating is what jumpstarts metabolism. This is why it’s critical to never skip meals because it slows down the resting metabolic rate (RMR), which raises the risk of accidental weight gain. If the goal, however, is to burn fat, know that as people exercise, the intensity of the exercise determines the type of fuel source they use. The more intense the workout, the more carbs they use and the less fat they burn. The best fat burner workout is moderate, elongated exercise like continuous aerobic exercise.
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DR. MARY ANN PEARSON: A CONTINUING LEGACY DR. MARY ANN PEARSON
Seven years ago I joined CBU as a fulltime faculty member in the Communication Visual Arts Department. I have served as the Journalism Program Director and the faculty adviser for “The Banner” and the “Angelos” with great pleasure for the years 2005-2012. Several students have come to me over the years to pitch the idea of producing a magazine. We began to get serious about the idea when Katherine Seipp, Shayna Moreno, Krista Goodman and other talented students worked with me during 2010. We researched planned and developed “Pursuit” magazine. I prepared a proposal/business plan that was presented to the executive council and the first new student produced publication since the 1950s was approved. The work done on the publications provides students with valuable clips and an incredible hands on learning experience. I believe in research based educational theories and this type of learning is superb! It has been a pleasure and an honor to be used by the Lord at CBU. Serving as the adviser has been a labor of love and the strong visual impact the magazine makes seems to provide the perfect relationship between the image and the written word. I look forward to reading many incredible issues of “Pursuit” while working at the Online and Professional Studies Division as the Program Director of Com. Journalism and PR beginning this summer.
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Photos by Nichelle Trulove. Design by Megan Paulos.
Dr. Pearson is one of a kind. She has a strong passion for
Thank you. These are two words that I cannot say enough to you. Y ou have been such a great professor, mentor and person. God has blessed the Journalism department and me over the last couple of years with you as an adviser. You have helped each and every one of us grow immensely in our crafts with your constant encouragement and dedication. I pray that God will continue to bless your future plans, thank you for all you do and more! Again, thank you! Sharayah Le Leux
teaching students and seeing them grow in all areas of their lives. This
year marks the fourth year that I have known her and I am so glad that God put her in my life. She’s more than just a professor, she’s a great
mentor and sister in Christ. I am thankful for all that she’s done to help
me and encourage me. It’s bittersweet to know she will be away from the Journalism department - students won’t know what they’re missing out
on. But I know that she is excited to move to OPS and ready to make her impact there!
Dr, Pearson, nothing I could say could summarize just how truly blessed I’ve been under your leadership. You’ve played a major role in everything I’ve accomplished within my career at CBU. I didn’t know a thing about journalism when I began, and now I feel confident in sustaining my own career. I’ll never forget how thankful I am for your lessons, encouragement and wisdom on how to preserve the ethical integrity of the field. The Banner will miss you dearly, but those around you will be rich with blessings, no matter where you go. I hope those I meet in future positions are as kind and generous as you. Jon Beam
I came to the publication staff fairly late in my college career, but that never seemed to bother Dr. Pearson. She welcomed me with open arms and helped me find my place in this department even though I wasn’t a journalism major. She has always been kind and accessible and willing to help me improve. Without her I don’t know that I would have considered going “full steam ahead” with my writing
MaryAnn, From the first time I went to your office, you convinced me to turn a simple hobby into a job I could only dream of. Thank you for giving me the opportunity and the resources to pursue my dreams. You gave me the foundation I will need for the rest of my career, and I will forever be grateful. You have been an amazing professor and such an inspiration to me. Wherever I may end up in the journalism world, hopefully a fashion editor in some big time magazine, I have you to thank. God Bless, Pilar Orellana
career. I will never be able to thank her enough for that. Brittney Elizabeth Stoneburg
Thank you. Thank you for everything you have done not only for me, but for everyone here at CBU. You are truly one of a kind. No one will ever replace you. You have guided me so much over these last three years and given me the mentorship some only dream of. Whether it was a
You are an inspiration to many and I have
major career move or a quick question, you were always there will sound and honest advice. You
learned so much from you. Thank you for all
helped me become the PR girl I am now and everything that I hope to be. The faith you have in
you have done for the program with such a
me means more than I can ever say. I wish you all the best and much success in everything.
gentle spirit. Love, Megan Paulos
XOXO Shayna Moreno, EIC.
Thanks Mary Ann! Photos by Chris Hardy. Design by Megan Paulos. Model: Edie Waskel.
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March 11, 2011 · Volume 58 · Issue 11
March 11, 2011 · Volume 58 · Issue 11
WHERE'S THE ROLL?
A QUICK LOOK AT SOME LOCAL SUSHI HOT SPOTS
avocado Sushi originally made its way across the Pacific ocean from Japan and it is now found in local grocery stores, restaurants and in the Alumni Dining Commons at California Baptist University.
A common misconception is that sushi is simply fish in its raw form, this is false. While many sushi dishes are prepared using raw fish, there is also a selection of rolls which feature cooked ingredients. Sushi refers to any type of prepared fish, vegetables, sauces and other ingredients accompanied by sushi rice. This is a short grain rice that has been specially prepared.
Riverside has several all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants that we recommend to the sushi connoisseur. The price for all-you-can-eat sushi ranges between $20 and $25, which includes a range of hand rolls, cut rolls and nigiri as well as traditional appetizers and side dishes.
Sushi Asahi 2955 Van Buren Blvd This sushi restaurant is quite popular, weekend wait times can been as long as a couple hours. Most of our favorite rolls are “off the menu.” We recommend the Riverside Roll, which utilizes soy paper instead of the traditional seaweed. Other favorites include the Super Mexican Roll, a crunch roll topped with avocado, and the Asashi Roll, the shrimp tempura with cucumber topped with salmon and avocado.
Oishii Sushi 6133 Magnolia Ave We found Oishii to have a more relaxing traditional ambiance than Asahi. Edamame is served upon arrival. Our favorite roll from Oishii is the Rattlesnake Roll, which is a roll that has been wrapped in a tortilla, deep fried and covered in a spicy sauce. We also recommend the Spider Roll, a roll with soft shell crab tempura.
Pacific Cabin Sushi 3370 9th St Located in the heart of downtown Riverside, Pacific Cabin Sushi offers a more intimate setting with low lighting and wood walls. The menu is less inventive than Oishii and Ashai but their traditional rolls are fresh and tasty. You are served mochi ice cream (a ball of ice cream coated in sticky rice) upon compleation of your meal.
Hand Roll A cone shaped roll wrapped in seaweed, that is portable and hand held, whose contents overflow out of the top.
spider hand roll Story & Research: Kenton Jacobsen, Sharayah Le Leux & Rachel Weinstein Photos: Kenton Jacobsen Design: Rachel Weinstein
March 11, 2011
A California Baptist University Campus Publication
BY Laura StandLeY
BY Jon Beam
See hoUsInG, Page a2
Nigiri A piece of fish laid on a hand-formed rice bed.
Cut Roll A cylindrical roll wrapped in rice and seaweed traditionally cut into eight pieces. cucumber
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No more computers, meet with a person Last year, housing sign-ups were completely online. This year, the Office of Residence Life will give students a better system for selecting housing — in person. “The idea is to give students more freedom,” Carson Belmont, Housing Services Coordinator, said. “Technology is great but sometimes it limits students from a face-to-face interaction or questions.” Residence Life is basing their housing selection process on Disneyland’s FASTPASS system. A student will come to the office and sign their Housing Agreement. Then, they will receive a ticket that gives them a “complete group” date and an “incomplete group” date when they come back to choose their apartment. “Complete group” is for students who want to sign up for an apartment as a group. “Incomplete group” is for a student who is either choosing to live by themselves or does not have a full group of students prior to his or her appointed day. When students come in, they will be able to see maps of every living area and see where their desired apartment is located within its respective complex. “Online last year, there weren’t maps of any of the living areas. When you signed up in previous years, you had a list of the apartments. You didn’t know where they were in the actual complex. This way, we will have visual maps students can look at,” Belmont said. The Office of Residence Life also allows students with the earliest appointed dates to come in and sign up their groups along with them.
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Photo by Chris Hardy
stUdents Gather for natIons chaPel
students of california Baptist University came together march 9 for nations chapel. reminded that the nations are not merely physical regions and boundaries, students were encouraged to make disciples, whether that was overseas or in the United states, for as long as they lived. toward the end of the chapel service, United states Project team members gathered around their states’ flags in order for cBU students and faculty to surround them in a time of encouragement and prayer. after the teams were commissioned, two students Greg smith and jennilyn fritch, were also prayed over as they have committed to long term overseas work. the chapel praise band concluded the time.
On March 6, 2011 at Crossroads Christian Church in Corona, No. 26 of Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all time and ex-member of the heavy metal band Korn, Brian Welch, gave his testimony. Korn is a heavy metal band that released six CDs in total. Over $25 million dollars was earned in addition to sold-out arenas, tickets and fans. Korn was immensely popular in the early 90s. Fame, money, girls, and drugs was the lifestyle that each member of Korn knew very well. But on Feb. 22, 2005, Korn’s management announced that after almost 12 years of Welch’s extreme partying habits, drug and alcohol addiction, he would part ways with the band. “I let the Lord take me and its been the most exciting never boring life that I have ever lived,” Welch said. Welch told a story about a dream he had while on an airplane with the heavy metal band Metalica. He explained that this dream was a sign from God to quit using drugs like methamphetamines and cocaine. The airplane he was on suddenly caught on fire. He then floated away into heaven and felt immediate peace. At that moment, he knew he experienced a taste of heaven. Welch has a daughter who is now 12-years-old. Not only did she grow up seeing her father use drugs but also witnessed him beating his wife. Ever since he left his old life his relationships have been completed renewed. “My daughter made me want to be sober and drugs were taking over my life, it was either
the drugs or me becoming a better father to my daughter,” Welch said. Welch left millions of dollars behind, including fame, fake friendships and an empty soul that was numbed by drugs. Welch explained how the apostle Paul had to get away from everything to be close to Jesus. He related this story to himself because he had to leave his rock star life in order to pursue a life with Jesus. Welch said that ever since he has become a Christian, he realizes that there is a dark, spiritual realm that is so evident and clear. “Jesus wants to come into your life and transform you from the inside out and all the money, fame and music in the world can’t give you the high that Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior can,” Welch said.
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Bryan Welch spoke at crossroads about his christian journey.
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