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California Lutheran University Student Newspaper


Vol. 58 Number 3

Over 3,000 fans fill William Rolland Stadium for historic black out game


Senior Iggy Wagner set aside his baseball bat for a pair of soccer cleats.


Photo by Ty Fleming - Staff Photographer

Black Out: The first CLU night home game is in William Rolland Stadium on Saturday. Fans were encouraged to wear all black to “black out” the stadium.


rittany Labbe Staff Writer

More than 3,000 fans packed the William Rolland football stadium for the first football game on Oct.

7 Clogged

Joe Clarkson is nailing down his future in framing.

Opinion “Beer heists have become the new ‘it’ thing among college students. The act is very criminal and should be viewed as a serious matter.” — Krysten Jones, pg. 8


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pipes soak dorm room K

arina Maloney Staff Writer

Students in Mogen 1309, as well as those living in the surrounding dorms upstairs and downstairs, experienced flooding in their dorms last week. The dorm room has had a total of three floods in the past two weeks. Two of the floods were caused by water from the main line in Mogen seeping through the drainage system in the floor of the bathroom. The other flood started in the sink while repairs were being made to the main water line. The students living in 1309 discovered the first flood on Friday, Sept. 21. Emily Masad, the RA on duty, was making her rounds when Michael “Hootie” Hooten, a resident of Mogen 1309. “I saw it and thought wow, this is a problem,” Masad said. She called Campus Safety, the only department on campus able to get in contact with Facilities at [See PIPES, Page 3]

1. Though the stadium was not completed, the artificial turf was ready and the necessary permits were acquired for the football team to play their first SCIAC

game and first official home game of the season. The SCIAC conference opener was between the CLU Kingsmen, ranked No. 20 in the nation, and the Redlands Bulldogs, No. 13 in

the nation. It was California Lutheran University’s first night game. The game took place under the new stadium’s lights, filling [See BLACK OUT, Page 2]

Kingsmen score 28 unanswered points M

adison McElhaney Staff Writer

The No. 20 CLU Kingsmen (2-1) (2- made history with their comeback against No. 13 Redlands Bulldogs (2-1) at their first home night game in William Rollan Rolland Stadium on Oct. 1. After a struggle on both the defensive and offensive sides and a scoreless first half for CLU and a 24-point first half for the Bulldogs, the Kingsmen scored 28 unanswered p points with a 28-24 victory. “This game was unbelievable,” ssaid head coach Ben McEnroe. “We have a great home field eld, a great student body and a great crowd. This was a big part of our comeback.” Pumped up and ready to face their biggest rivals in the most anticipated game of the season, the Kingsmen ran out onto the new turf in their new black jerseys to add to the sea of “blacked“blacked-out” CLU fans supporting the team in the home stands. stand “The black jerseys were we a total surprise to everybody in the stands and the they really got the crowd going,” said junior CLU stu student Sean Miller. The game started out rocky for the Kingsmen who had to punt their first five possessions with no first downs under their belts. The Bulldogs on the other hand were dominating their side of the field with a 5-yard touchdown pass, a 53-yard drive for a touchdown and a 26-yard field goal all in the first quarter. “It seemed like the points Redlands scored early happened so fast that we needed to sit back and realize what had happened to gain composure,” Photo by Ty Fleming - Staff Photographer said senior running back Dan Game On: Junior Frankie Jones starts in the opening game at Rolland Mosier. Stadium. The Kingsmen won 28-24 against Redlands. [See SCORE, Page 12]

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TOPD breaks up party at Draughts Restaurant looks to ‘lay low’ and cancels Halloween party W

ill Reeve Staff Writer

For four years, Draughts Restaurant & Bar in Thousand Oaks has hosted CLU’s back-toschool and Halloween parties. Now Draughts will no longer host California Lutheran University parties, the restaurant owner says. The Thousand Oaks Police Department responded to a call and shut down this year’s back-toschool party on Saturday Sept. 10. There is tension between some students and the TOPD because of house parties that have been shut down around across the city. “We don’t patrol for CLU parties. We don’t have the time for that. We respond to calls. Most of the time it’s a neighbor because of noise, but it’s always a response to a call,” Sgt. Bassi of the TOPD said. According to the fire marshal’s ticker, there were 300 people waiting outside the restaurant and

160 inside. According to Raj Gujral, owner of Draughts, at least one individual at the restaurant called the police the night of the back-to-school party because the line to get in was too long. "If you can't get into a restaurant, don't call the cops. Talk to the security guards or call up the restaurant and politely ask them when you will get in," Gujral said. The official police report stated that “at 11:05 p.m. the TOPD was dispatched to Draughts because of calls that were received regarding an unruly crowd that security wasn’t able to control out front.” According to Gujral, when the police arrived, they were in good spirits and wanted “everyone to stay and have a good time until 2 a.m.” “Naturally just like any good party, we get bigger and bigger [each year]. All I saw at 11 p.m. when I went out there was chaos, pushing and shoving from people who were

Photo by Allena Williamson - Staff Photographer

Draughts: The former CLU hot spot, has canceled its Halloween party this year after problems from Sept. 10. waiting to get in,” Gujral said. “We had 10 security guards, but people were showing no regard for them or the police officers standing by." He attributes the disorder to alcohol consumption. "I wouldn't doubt that some people may drink before they show


up,” Gujral said. No underage drinkers were cited at Draughts that evening and no one was arrested. Gujral said that Draughts would lay low for a while. “I don't want to attract the Thousand Oaks Police so I probably

won’t do a Halloween party. It doesn’t seem worth it to risk so much when I’m a restaurant and not a club,” Gujral said. Matt Hirsch, CLU promoter for Draughts event that evening, did not respond to requests for comments.

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Black Out: President Chris Kimball is interviewed at first CLU home game. [BLACK OUT, from Page 1] the maximum capacity of the stadium. The sea of fans decked out in black filled both the home and visitor stands and even behind the end zone as CLU participated in their first ever “black out.” “I was excited to make history in our new stadium with the first home game,” said junior Christina Chackel. The packed stands included parents, friends, family, alumni and students cheering on the Kingsmen. In the past, the winner of the CLU vs. Redlands game has gone to the playoffs. California Lutheran University and Redlands are ranked as the best teams in the conference. Redlands dominated the first half of the game. “It was dead in the stands

because we were losing 24-0, it seemed like people had given up,” said junior Brina Clark. “We knew we had to get everyone pumped again and cheer louder than ever.” When CLU scored their first touchdown in the second half, the liveliness passed between the players and the crowd. “The atmosphere was great. The fans never gave up on us even when we were down. I think their energy helped us stay in it,” Max Eller, sophomore football player said. CLU continued in the second half scoring three unanswered touchdowns putting them within reach of Redlands with just 60 seconds left. With the fans behind them, the Kingsmen made the ultimate comeback scoring a touchdown and defeating Redlands 28-24.

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Pipe malfunction floods Mogen floors [PIPES, from Page 1] to get in contact with Facilities at that time of the night. “We came into our dorm Wednesday night and noticed that the bathroom had flooded a little. After Hootie went out and found Emily [the RA], Facilities came quickly and cleaned it up, so we didn’t think much of it,” said Asheesh Celophas, a sophomore also living in Mogen 1309. On the morning of Sept. 22, the dorm flooded again sometime between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. “I woke up and I noticed water [on the floor of] my room. I had to make sure I wasn’t dreaming. When I felt it and realized it was actually water, I walked outside [of my suite] and realized that [water] was in the hallway, too” Celophas said. “There was so much water that you could splash around in it.” The residents contacted Masad and called Facilities again. Facilities arrived within minutes of receiving the call and immediately began cleaning up the mess. Within another hour, they brought in large machines to sterilize the carpets and cut a large hole in the wall to fix the main waterlines. Facilities told the residents from room 1309 that the water had seeped up through the drainage because the main waterline was clogged. “According to Facilities, the girls upstairs are using too many

feminine hygiene products and flushing them down the toilet,” Hooten said. Facilities decided that the carpet did not need to be replaced because of the cost, but they did sanitize it and they cleaned all of the residents’ personal possessions that were on the floor during the flood. Although the flooding problems in room 1309 were over within a few days, the flood affected surrounding residents. The following week, mushrooms had begun to grow out of the walls in the main hallway, according to Mogen residents in room 1309. Also, while fixing the main water lines, Facilities had to turn off the hot water multiple times. “We wake up early in the morning to run, and afterward all of us had to take cold showers because the hot water wasn’t working,” Channing Fleischman, Mogen 1306 resident said. The water is still affecting the students living above room 1309. “Right now, sometimes the hot water works and sometimes it doesn’t, so I hope it gets fixed soon,” said David Lopez, a resident at Mogen 1325.

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Courtesy photo by Mogen room 1309

Drenched: A clogged waterline required a clean up in Mogen room 1309.

Facebook gets a facelift to stay on top K

elsey Goeres Staff Writer

Facebook has made some major changes in recent weeks to the hompage layout, messaging, tagging and checking-in options. American college students have become increasingly dependent on the site’s capabilities. Fortyeight percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 find news through Facebook, based on a 2011 survey taken by Also, 28 percent of young Americans check their Facebook before getting out of bed in the morning and 57 percent of those users talk to other people more online than they do in real life. Alex Greene, senior, is unfazed by the changes Facebook has made. “Facebook is a product of society. I’m not upset by the changes because they’re just a


reflection of what’s going on with our generation on a daily basis,” Greene said. “These changes are a matter of evolution. Some people are going to be left behind as a result of poor adaptation.” There are also students who don’t like the site’s facelift. “The ticker is very obnoxious. I don’t need to know what everyone’s doing all the time,” sophomore Sarah de la Garrigue said. “I hate how the new messaging system is like a constant IM. It takes away from the formality of a message and I feel like I can’t go on for a while with what I’m saying,” Erik Klein said. Klein has deeper concerns about what the changes mean on a larger scale. “The thing that freaks me out is that little box that comes up when you add new photos on your friends’ faces saying who they are and that you should tag them. If Facebook, a public website, has

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the technology to detect who we are based on our facial structures, then what does the government have?” Klein said. Most students aren’t aware that the majority of Facebook’s changes have yet to come. Based on an article by Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable— a technical news blog on— Facebook is about to introduce a new way of functioning known as “Timeline.” The concept is an algorithm that is supposed to emulate human memory. “Rather than just displaying your most recent activities, your profile will become a scrapbook documenting your entire life, all the way back to your birth,” Cashmore said. “Facebook will become a record of your existence and you’ll realize, as I did, that Facebook knows you better than you know yourself.” Google+ debuted the same day

Facebook made its changes. “I know Facebook was afraid of becoming irrelevant and becoming the next MySpace once Google+ came about. That’s why they’re making all these changes,” said Heather Taylor, social media manager at MyCorporation and a CLU graduate of 2010. Like most social networking sites in their early stages, Google+ has yet to fully catch on with the college population. “There’s been a lot of hype about Google+ in the social media realm, but I don’t see anything overly impressive yet. The thing Google+ has thus far over Facebook is the circle organization factor where you can organize who sees what you post based on which ‘circles’ you put people in,” Taylor said. “If Facebook didn’t already come up with something to mirror and combat that, Google+ might actually have given Facebook a run for its money,” she said. Have you “Liked” us on Facebook yet?

The Senior Welcome Back Lunch kicked off the first of a long list of events celebrating the class of 2012. It was followed up with an event that was held on Sept. 14 at Bogart’s Bar and Grill. Students enjoyed free appetizers and purchased drinks. Staff adviser to the Senior Pride Committee, Amanda Whealon, called the first social at Bogart’s a success. “Seniors [were] enjoying connecting with their classmates, some they haven’t seen in a few years,” Whealon said. Senior socials will be very different this year. They’ll occur once a month as usual, but on a different weekday each time. This allows more students to attend, organizers said. Appetizers will vary based on the location, but they will be paid for by the Senior Pride Committee. The “Designated Driver Program” will continue to offer free soft drinks to those who hand over their ID to the committee at the event. Senior Brooke Cottman said, “I’m looking forward to the seniors socials now, especially because of their ‘DD program.’” The Senior Pride Committee plans senior events and helps raise funds for the senior gift. Meetings are held at noon Friday in the Centrum and are open to all seniors. “The Senior Pride Committee this year wanted to get a head start on planning this year’s events to make sure we have the best last year at CLU,” committee member Breanne Gibson said. The senior year experience involves dealing with administrators. Administrators have set up a website to streamline communication, www.callutheran. edu/seniors. The site features an events calendar, 50 Things To Do Before You Graduate, general graduation information and a montage of student-uploaded photos. Photos can stream on the student’s homepage. The site can be customized by using the CLU login ID. Fundraising for the senior gift has already begun and the committee has teamed up with Jamba Juice to help raise more money. Each month a flavor will be chosen to be the senior flavor. Every time that flavor is ordered a percentage goes toward the senior gift. October’s featured flavor is Five Fruit Frenzy.

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EXTRAS 10/1/11: The candy machine located outside the SUB was vandalized. The machine was knocked over sometime early Saturday morning between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. 10/1/11: The old pre-school building was vandalized. Windows in a back building were broken and the interior of the building was damaged. Thousand Oaks Police were notified.

Leanne Neilson presented the new Strategic Plan for CLU, which includes a new dining commons in the current location of the SUB. Dean of Students Bill Rosser announced that Daniel Lawrence is the new Coordinator of Multicultural Programs for CLU. Amanda Whealon reported that homecoming this year will be a Monte Carlo night at The Vineyards in Simi Valley. Zach Zabo and Leah Griffith were appointed to ASCLU-G senate as junior representatives. MEchA and College Life clubs were approved.

Tips From Career Services Step up your involvement in the organizations you are a part of by running for office or getting involved in the national organization. Get to know faculty on campus (you will need their recommendations for jobs and graduate school). Attend a workshop. Find them at

Dates to Remember 10/11/11: Senior Social at Lazy Dog Cafe To get involved with the Senior Pride Committee, email Amanda Whealon at awhealo@

Senate meetings take place Mondays at 5:20 p.m. in Nygreen 1

Information provided by Campus Public Safety

Senior Update Class of 2012

9/30/11: A fire extinguisher was discharged in the fifth floor hallway of Trinity Hall around 3:15 a.m. The smoke detector was activated, the building evacuated and three Ventura County Fire Department units were dispatched. The incident is being considered a criminal matter. Information concerning the person or persons involved may be provided to Campus Public Safety, Residence Life or reported anonymously at (866) 943-5787.

ASCLU-G Senate Minutes Monday, Oct. 3, Meeting

Campus Safety Blotter

Programs Board meets at 7:15 p.m. in Trinity 318. Both are open to faculty, staff and students.

Senior year’s been awesome so far; great people, great times, and it’s only just the beginning!” Bjorn Lindholm Class of 2012

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FEATURES Feminism is... takes a stab at society’s stereotypes Feminism club on campus discusses what feminism really means


aylor Lampela Staff Writer

Feminism, an often misunderstood and sometimes misinterpreted concept, was tackled by a panel of CLU students and faculty at “The F-Word” on Sept 29. “I think that when people hear the word “feminist,” one of two thoughts go through their mind:

a person who believes in and advocates for gender equity, or a man-hating lesbian woman,” said Sara Pressey, president of It’s hard to C a l i f o r n i a convince Lut heran people that U n i v e r s i t y ’s there’s still Feminism Is… inequality. club. That doesn’t The audience mean that had a chance there aren’t to write out still issues.” their own Seth Wagerman interpretations Professor on a large piece of paper taped to the wall at the Lundring Events Center. Under the “what have you heard about feminism” column, answers ranged from “angry

women” to “passionate” to “butchy hippies.” The adjacent column asked “what feminism really means to you.” The words “equality,” “balance,” and “love” often appeared. The panel sought to dispel stereotypes of feminists and to forge a new understanding for a movement that is still going strong today. When many hear the word feminism, they think of the early waves of feminism in the ‘60s and ‘70s when gender equality was not an ideal shared by the majority of Americans. The feminists of that era had to be outspoken to be heard. Today, especially in an academic environment such as CLU’s, it’s not easy to imagine a world

where inequality is the norm. “It’s hard to convince people that there’s still inequality. That doesn’t mean there aren’t still issues,” said Dr. Seth Wagerman, a psychology professor at CLU. The panelists discussed the need for feminism today in society and at one point, held up a bumper sticker that read, “I’ll be a post-feminist in a postpatriarchy.” The panel emphasized feminism doesn’t just mean women’s rights, but it encompasses a broader spectrum of what it means to be a human, whether male or female. “It’s about all the different ways of performing masculinity and femininity. Feminist philosophy is not only tangible to women,”

said Dr. Jose Marichal, a political science professor at CLU. Panelist and CLU senior Aminah Hassoun spoke of how her mother was looked down upon for choosing to be a stayat-home mother instead of being a career woman with a degree. “It was her choice,” Hassoun said. In the end, it’s about choice. It’s about how men and women choose to live their lives and present themselves. It’s about being human, not just man or woman. “My mother always said that I’d grow up to be a human being,” Wagerman said. “A human being who happens to be male. My maleness isn’t the only defining characteristic.”

‘Poto Mitan’ puts Haiti’s economy in the spotlight Film documents the life and hardships of five working Haitian women


cott Turner Staff Writer

Students and community members gathered inside CLU’s Lundring Events Center for a screening of Mark Schuller’s film, “Poto Mitan,” as part of the Reel Justice Film Series sponsored by the Center for Equality and Justice and coordinated by its associate director, Sam Thomas. “Poto Mitan” documents the lives of Haitian women as they struggle to find their way in the midst of Haiti’s declining economy. The film highlights the lack of work available to them and exploitation of the women by their superiors in the working environment as they struggle to maintain means of living while raising their

families. For California Lutheran University student Olesya Webb, the film opened her eyes to the problems The debates in Haiti that are all about existed even before the 7.0 numbers. The human e a r t h q u a k e that hit the story gets in lost in that.” country 2010. “I had no Mark Schuller idea that Film director that was how it was, especially before the earthquake,” Webb said. “We thought it was bad after, but it was already bad to begin with.” “Poto mitan” is defined as the center pole in a peristyle. Schuller truly believes the women activists in Haiti are pillars holding up civility and moral values in the country. “The film is the women themselves and their own analysis,” Schuller said. “They wanted to tell their own story.” The event got off to a late start following a few technical difficulties, as the audience of approximately 80 was greeted by Thomas, communication

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Tough Times: The film profiles Frisline (pictured) and four other women. professor Russell Stockard, and film director Schuller. Schuller began his introduction and explained to the audience what they were about to see. After the screening of the movie, there was a questionand-answer portion of the event that had to be postponed until later that evening. After an audience member insisted that Schuller play a 10-minute follow-up piece to the film

that was intended for after the question-and-answer portion of the night, Schuller obliged with a smile. The follow-up to “Poto Mitan” covered the women who were highlighted in the film as they shared their experiences following the earthquake. Schuller said he recognizes the scope of the problem but still maintains that one must not

forget the individuals in Haiti. He emphasized that sometimes the people are forgotten in the politics of the issue. “The debates are all about numbers. The human story gets lost in that,” Schuller said. After the screening the event shifted to the audience whose questions were addressed directly by Schuller. Questions ranged from how to help Haiti, credible means of helping the country and the women portrayed in the movie and their experiences. Stockard, who has known Schuller for years, believes events like these are important, especially for Haiti itself. “There is only a short window of attention when Haiti and a situation like this can get the attention of the world and there has been a tremendous amount of help and aid sent to Haiti in the form of money and people going over there to help as well,” Stockard said. “Anytime there is a chance to explain what is going on, it is important for us to hear the story and do what we can to help.”

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Legal reasoning. I’m planning on going to law school.”

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EDTP 508 because I want to be a special education teacher.”

Writing for the Mass Media. Each week, we write a new story.”

Substance abuse because you can actually apply it to real life.”

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Controversial pastor holds evolution presentation H

eather LeFevre Staff Writer

In his lecture “Thank God for Evolution: Science as Modern-Day Scripture,” Rev. Michael Dowd spoke to a large and attentive audience at Lundring Events Center on Sept. 27. Dowd, who considers himself a religious naturalist, argues evolution and science can co-exist with religious beliefs. The lecture was part of the Memorial Just Peace Lecture Series in remembrance of CLU alumnus James Henry Dekker. Dekker worked for justice and peace as member of the United Churches of Christ in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley. The California Lutheran University religion department, the United Church of Christ of Simi Valley and Progressive Christians Uniting sponsored the event. Dowd is the author of the book “Thank God for Evolution: How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World.” Support for his book has come from six Nobel-Prizewinning scientists, among others. Topics from his book guided the talk at Tuesday’s event. Three rows of chairs were added to support the number of people who attended the event. “I chose to come because the

REV. MICHAEL DOWD title sounded interesting,” said sophomore Mollie Herlocker before the lecture. “I believe in evolution, so I’m hoping the two groups can work together and for there not to be so much animosity.” As a public speaker, a former pastor, author and an advocate of social and environmental sustainability, Dowd presented his thoughts and scientific evidence in a knowledgeable and humorous way. Laughter erupted when Dowd presented a picture of his van that has a Jesus and Darwin fish kissing. “An evidential view of guidance transcends belief or disbelief,” Dowd said. Dowd focused on three main themes throughout the course of his lecture. He titled these, “Trajectory

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Evolving Thought: The Rev. Michael Dowd spoke on the co-existence of science and religious beliefs on Sept. 27. of Big History, Human Nature and Death (Chaos).” Dowd defined religion in an attempt to merge religious views with scientific evidence of evolution. “Michael’s great joy in life is telling the history of everyone and everything in ways that inspire and empower people of all ages and theological orientations to know real freedom, to live in deepest integrity, and to fulfill their evolutionary mission,” according to his website,

Dowd’s wife, Connie Barlow, is a science writer and family educator. Barlow and Dowd have spoken to more than 1,500 groups since 2002, according to the website. Dowd admitted he used to be an anti-evolutionary fundamentalist. On his Facebook page, Dowd labels his religious views as “mythic naturalist, evidential mystic, evolutionary humanist, secular Christian and emergentist.” Dowd concluded his presentation with a question and answer session,

as well as videos that emphasized the points he made during the lecture. “I really resonated with the videos at the end,” Colleen WindhamHughes, assistant professor in the religion department at CLU said. “His lecture spread out the enthusiasm that comes from the awe,” Windham-Hughes said. Dowd received a loud applause at the end of the two-hour event. “We were made for the world,” Dowd said.



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Cultural Exchange: Abdullah Alshabran (left), vice president of the Saudi Students Club, sits with Herbert Gooch (middle), a professor of political science, and President Chris Kimball in a traditional Saudi Arabian living room set up at the Saudi Students Club Fair on Sept. 30 in the Lundring Events Center. The event also featured traditional dancing and singing of the Saudi National Anthem. Approximately 100 people attended the fourhour event.

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Junior framing his future as an artist and designer

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Framed: Junior Joe Clarkson explains the details of a frame he built for “The New Romantic Figure” exhibit

Clarkson recently built frames for the Kwan Fong exhibit featuring faculty pantings


hitney Terry Staff Writer

CLU junior Joe Clarkson built frames for the artwork that was recently displayed in “The New Romantic Figure” exhibit in the Humanities building.

Clarkson created the frames in a style called Tabernacle. “Tabernacle is not that popular today, but it makes the painting more substantial, even though these are not gilded with 24k gold,” Clarkson said. Tabernacle is a style of frame that uses the golden ratio to construct the frame that fits the painting. Each frame is traditionally “gilded”, or painted with 24k gold. “What is unique about these frames is that the measurements in the frame are proportioned to the painting using the golden ratio; makes the frame fit the painting even more. A frame shouldn’t take away from a painting, it should add to it,”

Clarkson said. “They’re fabulous. Joe has some real craftsmanship. You don’t see these types of frames very often and it is great to see the revival of a lost art,” art professor Michael Pearce said. Clarkson is a painter himself and said that he loves working with his hands. He believes every painting needs a frame. He got started doing other woodwork for the art department. He built the freestanding walls the other paintings are displayed on the in the Humanities building. “A custom-made frame is cool because each one I do is completely different. Each one has a certain uniqueness about it;

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Stuck Like Glue: Clarkson works on a frame in his on-campus workshop there will never be another frame exactly like it. Also, most frames we see today are more or less the same type; rectangular simple style frame, they don’t have a lot of depth to them,” Clarkson said. Clarkson had no experience with this style of frame and figured it out as he went along. “I think the frames are beautifully and professionally done,” art professor Christine Sellin said. “ I started building frames for the art department over the summer because professor Michael Pearce asked me to. I figured it out on the fly and just kind of went with it. It’s a lot of fun and it takes about 20 hours to do one with this much detail, but I enjoy doing it,” Clarkson said. “ They bring a more neoclassical

glory to each painting. They are transformative frames that place art in a state of grandeur,” Pearce said. Clarkson said he will continue to work on frames and build them for the art department. “If people want frames, I can build them. I want to go to grad school for art and if I need to build frames to get me though, I am fine with that,” Clarkson said. Clarkson is still working out the pricing of the frames. “They would probably go for about $750 each for one of the larger ones, but I also make much smaller frames as well,” Clarkson said. He is working on his degree in art and intends to get a masters degree in art. He plans to have more frames on display in later exhibits.




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Want to brew up trouble? Steal a 12 pack Krysten Jones Yes, people. Beer heists have become the new “it” thing among college students. They are not suggested, nor are they minor. The act is criminal and should be viewed as a serious matter. When we read news articles about crimes, it’s common to see reports about homicides, hot pursuits or kidnappings. But beer heists, also known as beer runs, are making their way into the limelight. Beer heists entail running into convenience stores, grabbing beer or other types of alcohol and leaving without paying. The goal is to get away without getting caught. On Sept. 21, the Los Angeles Times reported a story about

three 19-year-olds that executed a beer run during the afternoon. Andy Huynh, Nicholas Kalscheuer and Nicholas Fiumetto, all from Covina, allegedly stole a 30-pack of Tecate beer. Huynh turned himself in and all three men were arrested with charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, based on a Covina police report. The teens thought of the beer heist as a minor act that would be easy to get away with. They weren’t the only ones to act without thinking. The Ventura County Star posted a brief on Feb. 24 about a beer heist that was attempted at a Chevron Food Mart in La Mirada. Not only did the two men try to steal beer, but they also weren’t attentive to the fact that four Los Angeles County sheriff ’s deputies had walked in about 30 seconds before the two men entered the store. The

men were chased down by the deputies and were charged with burglary and petty theft. All of this “thoughtful planning” was for $18.76 worth of snacks and beer. Beer runs are frustrating for storeowners and terrifying for employees. Thousand Oaks 7-Eleven owner Madhu Sandhu said the act is common. “It’s nothing new,” Sandhu said. “Back from ’91, we’d call them rat packs where [a group] of young people go on these beer runs. This is something that’s become even more common in recent years since I got in this business.” Sandhu originally owned a convenience store in Los Angeles before making the decision to move to Thousand Oaks. “Because it would happen so much in L.A. and the police department tends to be short of staff, I decided to move to one of the safer neighborhoods and I’ve had my store here

in Thousand Oaks since ’97,” Sandhu said. “Thankfully, the Thousand Oaks Police respond quickly when it happens.” Sandhu feels these beer runs occur due to lack of education at home. “Kids think they can just take whatever they want,” Sandhu said. “It’s all about teaching them basic human values.” When beer heists happen, store personnel become afraid to continue working in the store. Sandhu can relate to this, as he explained it’s difficult to hire people who are willing to work the night shifts. However, few local store owners have never run into this problem. “I’ve been here for 10 years, and it’s never happened to my store,” Thousand Oaks Liquor Store owner Mark said, who chose not to disclose his last name. Although Mark has never run into the issue, he believes young people do it for silly reasons,

especially if they are underage. “It’s simple; kids try to steal alcohol because they’re not supposed to have it and can’t get it anywhere else,” Mark said. Ventura County Sheriff ’s Department public information officer Capt. Mike Aranda said beer heists are a serious matter with charges ranging from petty theft misdemeanor to robbery, which is a felony. Fred Miller, director of Public Safety at CLU, said beer runs have become a popular trend that many young adults don’t think twice before doing. “I remember when streaking was the thing to do and now it’s these beer runs,” Miller said. “It’s a criminal activity–you can go to jail for doing it. It can have adverse affects for your future, especially if you’re over 18.” Beer runs are not the cool thing to do. There aren’t any good outcomes and it is not the type of adrenaline rush anyone should want.

What’s up with Ro?

Seven tips to get through your freshman year Rocio Sanchez Freshman year of college is one of the craziest and most memorable years of one’s life. It’s not at all shocking that in the midst of trying to work out your social and academic life–you will ask yourself, how am I going to pull this off ? We’ve all been there, trust me. As a junior, I still continue to ask that question on a daily basis. Here are some tips I hope you will find helpful. 1) Freshman 15 is the amount of weight you are supposed to gain, not how many people you hook up with. With no parents, no curfew and all the freedom in your hands, it is easy to wild-out. You are ready for the parties, good times you won’t remember, and the “no attachments” mentality. Before it’s too late, let me just give you a word of advice. If you don’t want to be part of the two out of three of people who get genital warts, 75 to 80 percent that get infected with HPV in their lifetime, one of the 28,665 who get AIDS between the ages of 20-24, then try to think about your actions before you decide to get your Pretty Ricky playlist in your iTunes ready. Be smart, stay safe and be aware of your consequences.

2) Take advantage of the resources on campus. Have you been to the Pearson library yet? Although I cannot sit still in that place, it is a great environment to get your work done. If you didn’t already know, $100 from your pocket goes toward printing paper, so please take advantage of the fact you can print out your papers in the library and the SUB. There is always tutoring available. Career Services is ready to help you out with your resume. Student Counseling Services are free of charge. The Center of Academic and Accessibility Resources (CAAR) office in the library, serves as an academic resource for students and faculty. There are plenty of other resources, and if you are dying to find out, please feel free to visit 3) Time is money, and you can’t afford to waste it. You will soon realize there are not enough hours in a day and you need to manage your time wisely. You really don’t want to hold off things to the last minute, even though it is easier said than done. Learn to prioritize. Do you really need to go out on a Saturday night when you can be studying instead? Of course, you do. That is why you try to get your homework and studying done during the week so you have the weekend to yourself. 4) Want to pass? Go to class. We all have those days when we just do not have a care in the world, and going to class is the least of

our worries. Truth is, tuition alone at CLU is $16,305 a semester, so in reality you are just wasting your money. You learn valuable information every day, and if not, then at least you are getting an A on your attendance grade. 5) Stay Healthy. As we all may know by now, if one person is sick at California Lutheran University, the whole school is bound to get sick. Get out the hand sanitizers out and get your Vitamin C on. I would tell you to try to eat right, but as freshmen, you have no choice but to eat at the Cafeteria and the Centrum. Don’t forget to make a stop at the Forrest Fitness Center; the gym is a very helpful

place to burn those extra calories from the infamous Saturday night 2 a.m. runs to the Jack in the Box drive-through. 6) Can’t make it rain? Stay on a budget. Not all of us are blessed with rich parents who give us everything. College is not cheap, and it can be quite overwhelming. Take a deep breath and come up with a budget plan. You do not need to add more stress because most likely, you have no time for it. Make a budget chart, which you can get from websites such as, or just keep track of how much money you spend on a daily basis. Who doesn’t like to be on top of

things, right? 7) Balance is everything. Once you have mastered the art of balancing your family, academics, friends, sports, work, social life and anything else you have going on in your life, you are on your way to surviving your freshman year of college. Unfortunately, finding a balance is not easy, and most likely will take all four years of college. According to, one out of every four college freshmen will drop out. Please, take my advice and don’t be another statistic. Good luck.

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Geek Culture:

Four things you do that drive me completely insane Brennan Whitmore There are a lot of things normal people do that confound your average weapons-grade nerd. Most of them are simple mistakes that thankfully can be covered in a column in a college newspaper, which is pretty convenient in this instance. Also, it should be noted that it was an intentional decision to run two self-help columns on the Opinion page this week. The Echo hopes this will lead to a student body that is faster, stronger and more physically attractive than your typical private religious college student. So on with the easily digestible list. Using a simple password: In my first column, I made a throwaway joke about this, but seriously– your password should look like a cat walked across your keyboard. It also needs to be different for every site you use. According to Lifehacker. com, one way to do this is to choose a base password using an abbreviation of a song or quote. Take Michael Jackson’s “The Lady in My Life” and turn that into “TLIML.” Then build on this using the first three letters

of a website and a numeral, such as “TLIML30AMA” for Amazon. com. You then have a base you can remember just by association and the rest you can figure out contextually. The web-comic has a method that foregoes abbreviations or gibberish and goes with four random common words as a password, such as “correcthorsebatterystapler.” The logic here is that a password’s length is more important then obscure characters. It’s also easier to remember because it’s clear English. Paying for antivirus software: You can keep your computer sterilized using free software such as Malwarebytes, AVG and Avast. There are a bunch of other options available, so it’s just a matter of finding a program that works for you. A word of caution when using the Google machine however; make sure you fully check out a program before you hit the install button as it’s extremely easy to download something that pumps spyware into your system while claiming to fight it. Another word of caution; Macs can get viruses, too. Yes, I probably just blew your mind and made you drop your inch-thick hipster glasses, but it’s the truth. I use Sophos on my Mac, which works like a dream. Buying a HDMI cable at retail: This is a small one, but agonizing

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Hard Day’s Night: Your average computer wizard’s desk, where he does his arcane rituals to repair your internet. all the same. If you buy an HDTV at a store like Best Buy, they will try to sell you a $60 cable. If you ignore this terrible creature and search the store you will find the cheapest option at around $24. If you go onto, you’ll find one for less than $2. If you are filled with consumer rage, then I have done my job. Thinking your “computer guy” is some kind of wizard: I once had a roommate who came to me with what he described as a serious problem with his laptop. He couldn’t open any PDF files

for a class. I then proceeded to do a search on the computer. I downloaded the Adobe PDF Reader that he was missing. This was enough to make me a guy who was “good” with computers. The secret most nerds closely guard is anyone can become “good” with computers if they spend enough time poking around and doing light research. Most of the time when I’m working on a computer for a friend, I’m just Googling the symptoms or error messages that

come up and scanning forums. One time I did exactly this for my dad’s computer that had a nasty virus. I did a search for the error message, copy and pasted some text from a tech blog into the terminal and then restarted. Just like that, the virus was gone. Also just like that, I became the guy to call when absolutely anything went wrong with that computer. Anything. Don’t overuse your computer nerds, CLU students. We wear down and usually you can solve a computer problem yourself if you just do a bit of digging.

Facebook’s facelift isn’t worth losing sleep over Jane Galluzzi If you’ve logged onto Facebook recently, you may not recognize it anymore. Fear not, because Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is still in control of the beloved social networking time waster. Facebook currently has an estimated worth of over $50 billion and has been listed by Forbes as having a higher market value than companies like Nike, Sony and Target. We all know how big Facebook has become. But what are these recent changes and will they help or hurt the website? The first change is the Facebook Timeline. The Timeline helps users unearth content buried underneath their “older posts” button on the bottom of their page. The Facebook Timeline will take all of your content (posts, photos, relationship status, videos, etc.) and summarize it into a comprehensive timeline of you and your Facebook life. It’s pretty innovative and it has a lot of potential as you’re able to add stories to your Facebook

Timeline and set privacy settings to not show stories or even a timeline at all. The other changes that Facebook has been dishing out are the new social applications. It’s like a status update but instead of telling people rants or feelings, you tell people what music you are listening to, what kind of food you’re cooking or even where you are on your run in Central Park. You post your status through things like Nike+ for running or, a website for cooking. Once the status is posted, your friends can track your run or cook the same meal as you, making Facebook a more engaging site. According to Facebook, these applications are supposed to help you “discover” what your friends are doing and they do just that. However, there is always a downside to innovation. “Facebook is getting a little too personal,” junior Jessica Plowden said. “I know it’s a social networking site and you put your stuff out there, but it’s getting (to be) a little too much. Since you already have to monitor what you put out there, this is going to make keeping track of what you have out there even harder.” Other students agree with

Plowden. “The fact that whatever you do on Facebook is immediately sent out to your friends and then their friends is creepy. It has a lot of potential to get people into trouble,” freshman Audrey Volmer said.

Nearly everyone I talked to had a negative reaction to the changes. “It causes unnecessary drama, I don’t like people knowing exactly what I am doing all day,” sophomore Kelsey Rueppell said.

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SPORTS King of the Week: Iggy Wagner L

indsay Adler Staff Writer

Senior soccer and baseball player Iggy Wagner’s positive attitude, work ethic, and creativity never fail to impress his coaches and teammates. “I can’t tell you how much it’s been enjoyable to have him with us,” head soccer coach Dan Kuntz said. “I think he’s a leadership person, and I think he has a lot of character. How can you be around someone like that and not become positive or at least recognize that there’s a different way to carry yourself?” Assistant baseball coach Adam Leavitt agrees, “Iggy is a creative person, and you can see that in the way he dresses and conducts himself. He is not your typical baseball player in my opinion and he brings a different vibe to the chemistry of our team.” After graduating in 2008 from Pahrump Valley High School in Nevada, Wagner attended Barstow College where he began his college athletic career playing baseball. He continued playing at Pierce College in the San Fernando Valley a year later in the spring of 2010 until transferring to CLU in the fall of that same year. “I came here for baseball,” Wagner said. “I’ve been playing baseball for four years in college now. In the fall of last year there wasn’t much going on and I realized we had a soccer

team. I wanted to play soccer in college but there wasn’t really an option in junior college. As soon as I got here I went for it.” The coaches of the baseball and soccer teams have been How can you supportive and be around fl exible as far somebody as Wagner’s like that and not become schedule and training. Right positive now he lifts five or at least times a week, recognize aside that there’s setting Monday, a different way to carry W e d n e s d a y yourself?” and Friday for baseball, and Tuesdays and Dan Kuntz Th ursdays for Head coach soccer. “I kind of have an attitude of just get it done,” said Wagner. “I don’t even really think about it, just do it.” Wagner led the Kingsmen baseball team last spring with 16 stolen bases, and his batting average of .352 was second best. Aside from juggling school and two sports, Wagner enjoys creating and listening to music. He plays five different instruments, including the piano, guitar, alto saxophone, drums and the marimba. “Every instrument matches a certain mood,” Wagner said. “If I’m feeling rowdy, I will play the drums. If I’m feeling jazzy, I will play the alto sax. And if it’s

melodic or if I just feel like making something artistic, I will play the guitar or the piano.” Wagner’s musical vocation began when his mom, Jenny, gave him piano lessons at a young age. Although he admits he detested the lessons, he loved the idea of playing guitar, alto sax, and the drums like his older brothers and friends. Wagner has played in church worship bands and has performed at high school graduations. Although music is such a prominent aspect of Wagner’s life, playing sports is paramount. After graduation he hopes to pursue a career in either professional soccer or baseball. “At this point I’m just going with the flow,” Wagner said. “I want to play baseball or soccer, either one. I just want to keep playing. I would like to play in the MLB. It’s always been my family’s dream to have somebody in the family make it there.” Wagner got a taste of the MLB in high school when he was scouted by the Kansas City Royals and then again when he attended Pierce College. During Wagner’s sophomore year at Pierce, Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp and Oakland A’s center fielder Coco Crisp trained with the Brahmas for one practice. “Nobody on the team could believe it,” Wagner said. “We were like ‘That’s Matt Kemp!’ Everybody was nervous around him because

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Double-Take: Iggy Wagner has rare speed, which makes him a threat on the soccer field and the baseball diamond. he’s at your field and he’s training with you.” Wagner jokingly explained that Kemp “kicked [him] out of center field” but was happy to make an exception. As of now, Wagner leads on and off the field. His dedication

to sports, music and California Lutheran University is evident in all aspects of his life. “I’m grateful to be here at this school,” Wagner said. “Everybody here is really nice. It’s almost like being at a home away from home. I’m really happy to be here.”

Regals soccer still No. 1, thanks to ‘Will’ powered offense P

eter Ciaramitaro Staff Writer

Regals soccer is keeping the winning tradition alive. Wins against Whittier Wednesday and Pomona-Pitzer Saturday, place the Regals on top of the SCIAC leader board. “We’re getting better as the season goes on,” head coach Frank Marino said, “Our only automatic qualifier is the SCIAC tournament, so we want to get better as the season goes on and hopefully win a lot more games.” Freshman Taylor Will from Santa Maria, Calif. went on a goal-scoring rampage this past week scoring five goals in two games. Will’s scoring presence

has brought 13 of the Regals 43 total season goals. Will has five of the 27 total team assists making her one of the standout players. Taylor Will received Division 3 Athlete of the Week honors last Wednesday and responded that night with a four-goal game against the Whittier Poets. “If I can go to the goal when I get the ball, there is no question that I will take that opportunity,” Will said. “My favorite way to score a goal is when I beat a girl on the dribble using a move. I love the feeling I get when I take someone one-on-one and beat them for a goal.” The Regals wrote the Poets last sonnet. The game began with

the blow of the whistle and some swift passing by the Regals that led to a first minute goal from Will assisted by Kristin Cameron. This was the first of Will’s four goals of the game in route of a 12-1 victory over the Poets. The Regals 12 goals were scored by: Taylor Will (4), Mayra Virgen (2), Kristina Hulse, Cameron, Case, Garcia, Nicole Rains, and Rosemarie Lombardi. The long list of names demonstrates that each and every Regal is a threat to score. Goals scored by sophomore Amanda Garcia and freshman Mary Case, were first collegiate goals for both. The Regals took 37 shots on goal, keeping the pressure on the backs of the Poets. Senior

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captain Sinead Vaughan and sophomore Kristina Hulse each had three assists, which helped the goals scored by the Regals. The flow of the game was in the Regals’ hands. With the smooth ball handling and the early goals, the Regals looked excellent on the soccer pitch. Three games into SCIAC, Regals soccer looks to have another promising season. Marino is happy with his team’s performance so far, wants to keep the focus one game at a time. “I was pleased with our performance for the most part against the Poets. As a team, we always want to get better as the season goes on. We want to continually compete at the highest level,” Marino said. Wednesday’s game marked the second double digit scoring game by the Regals. After being tied 1-1 for the first time in conference play, the Regals scored all three goals in the first half of Saturday’s win against Pomona. Will scored the first goal of the game for the Regals after Vaughn passed her the ball. With her assist to Will in Wednesday’s game,

Vaughan received her sixth assist this season, which ranks first in SCIAC. Junior Lindsay Armenta, assisted by Rains, scored late in the first half to tie the game. Just 10 minutes later, Armenta found the back of the Sagehens’ net for her second goal of the game and third goal for the season. The Regals took 13 shots, allowing only five shots by Pomona and making it an easy day for goalkeeper Renee Standage. The Regals’ defense led by captain Jessica Dingman, Cameron, Anna Medler and Kristen DiPippo held the Sagehens to just the one goal, as the Regals won 3-1. “We understand our roles and shape in the back, this has been the difference this year,” said Marino. The Regals record moved to 6-0 in SCIAC, the best in the conference. The Regals will have two home games Wednesday, Oct. 5, against Occidental (3-5), and Saturday, Oct. 8, against Claremont-MuddScripps (4-3-2) at 1 p.m. in Mt. Clef Stadium.

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Knights Rugby is back R

obert Ambrose Staff Writer

The Knights rugby club gives students an opportunity to bond and develop life skills in addition to playing rugby. The Knights are coached by Steve Stone, who is in his third season in the program and his first season at the helm as head coach. He brings over 30 years of rugby experience to the table. “I expect to see the players learn the game of rugby, teamwork and strategy,” Stone said. “Rugby is like chess.” The Knights usually play club teams from other small schools

around Southern California. Playing teaches the athletes how to react on instinct, work together, learn to make adjustments to the strategies during the game, toughness and sportsmanship. These lessons can benefit the athletes for the rest of their lives. The team will play ‘friendly games’ this fall beginning on Oct. 8 when they travel to Cal State Fullerton to play their JV team. Then the team plays in the NSCRO (National Small College Rugby Organization). Oct. 15 through Dec. 3 the Knights will play on all but one Saturday. The Knights real season begins

The Brown Box:

Sportober David Brown Sports Editor Hall of Fame baseball player Reggie Jackson was coined “Mr. October” for his clutch performances during baseball’s postseason. The baseball season ends the last week of September and the postseason begins and ends in October, including the World Series. Derek Jeter was coined “Mr. November” back in 2001 when the season was delayed due to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America. Ten years later I wonder: what is the best month of the sports’ calendar? January has the New Year’s Day NHL Winter Classic, Rose Bowl and NCAA football National Championship. Could it be February with the Super Bowl? Or is it March Madness? Might it be April when The Masters, MLB’s Opening Day and NHL and NBA playoffs are finishing? September marks the start of football season and MLB’s postseason races. October is the only month all four major sports play: MLB playoffs, thick of football season and the

beginning of hockey and basketball season–well, except this year, because of the NBA lockout. November has Thanksgiving football and December has college football bowl games along with Christmas NFL and NBA specials. At least we know it’s not May, June, July or August. Maybe that’s why those months are called the dog days of summer. I’ll pick October, because it’s a month when you can throw in the towel on your losing teams and start fresh with three new ones, unless you like the 0-4 Vikings, Dolphins or Rams then, you only have two. Make that only one because of the lockout. Chances are you can scratch the third one too, because this is Southern California and the closest thing to ice hockey is the blended ice in your Jamba Juice outside the Humanities building. In all seriousness about ice hockey, the CLU hockey club will hold events periodically this semester to watch and attend NHL games, especially the highly anticipated new-look Los Angeles Kings. Without the Los Angeles Clippers or Lakers playing this winter because of the lockout, you might need some hockey in your life.

this spring when they play in the Pacific Mountain West Conference on Jan. 21 against Westmont. They continue playing all but one Saturday through March 24. Other teams in their league include Occidental, Azusa Pacific University, Pacifica, Point Loma, Concordia, Whittier and Cal State Fullerton. A few of the players had Rugby experience before joining the Knights. Most played other sports in high school and wanted to continue playing in college, but when they realized that those sports would not work out, they found rugby. “I have enjoyed the camaraderie, and that I get to hit people,” said senior Nathan Sparks. Sparks, who was a football player in high school, came to CLU expecting to play football before realizing that he would have to take a full season off for

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said. “The main difference with rugby is that if you get hit at the beginning of the game, you focus on trying to avoid getting hit again. That can affect your performance the rest of the game.”

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Rugged Rugby: Senior captain Ryo Takahashi and alumnus Michael Zubach practice for Knights Rugby on Thursday.

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training and decided it was time to try rugby. “Rugby is like what happens when football and soccer have a baby,” Sparks said. “It is like football in the sense that there is a line of scrimmage and tackling and like soccer in the sense that it is nonstop running. Sophomore A.J. Montes was appointed the team captain this season. He is one of the few players who has previous rugby experience having played at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego. He also played for the Mexican National Team for athletes under the age of 19. Ryo Takahashi is the president of the club. He is a senior at CLU who, like Sparks, joined the rugby team last season as a junior. He went to high school in Tokyo, Japan, where he played both football and baseball. When he graduated, he chose CLU because of its business program and to play baseball, but decided to take up rugby. “The preparation for all three sports is very similar,” Takahashi

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The Regals volleyball team remains the only unbeaten team in SCIAC as the Regals extend their winning streak to six straight. The Regals (13-4) beat Caltech, La Verne and Pomona-Pitzer to maintain their unblemished marks in SCIAC play. Junior and current record holder Jackie Russell earned her 3,000th career assist this week against the PomonaPitzer Sagehens. The Regals (13-4) began the week with a dominant performance over the Caltech Beavers, winning the match 3-1. Kylie McLogan led the team with 10 kills as they racked up a tremendous .647 and .667 attack percent-

age in the first and second sets respectively. Russell led the team with 20 assists and sophomore Hayley Verner also made her Regals debut. The Regals narrowly lost the first set 26-24 before taking their match against the La Verne Leopards in four sets. McLogan and junior Rachel Smith led the team with 15 and 11 kills respectively, while Russell added 38 assists leaving her 37 assists short of the astounding 3,000-assist mark. Senior captain Casy McWhirk led the team with 15 digs. Saturday’s game against Pomona-Pitzer would prove to be the day that Russell would notch her 3,000th career assist in a three-set sweep against the Sagehens. Rus-

sell earned 16 assists in the first set, 11 in the second and 13 in the final set, giving her 3,003 career assists heading into the teams next match against Whittier on Oct. 4. “I can’t say enough about how vital she has been to our team over the last three years,” coach Kellee Roesel said. “She gets better and better with every game, and I’m very proud of her accomplishments. She’s a great team player and I know she has a lot more records ahead of her.” The Regals will host a six-game home stand, starting with their second match of the season against Claremont-Mudd Scripts on Friday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. CMS is the only squad to push the Regals to five sets this season in conference play.

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Home, sweet home

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Early ‘Playoff ’ Game: The inaugural game at William Rolland Stadium turned into an epic one. The Kingsmen led for a total of 16 seconds, but it was the final 16 seconds. No. 13 Redlands and No. 20 CLU were the front runners for the SCIAC title, but only one team from the SCIAC makes the playoffs. Kingsmen rallied 28 points in the second half for the 28-24 win.

Laudenslayer leads Kingsmen football past Redlands [SCORE, from page 1] Despite the Redlands’ 17-0 first quarter lead, CLU held the Bulldogs to a three-and-out on their first possession of the second quarter after a personal foul and a false start. With seven minutes left in the second quarter and still no new points, CLU received the ball after a 38-yard Redlands’ punt at the 3-yard line. After a 26yard pass to junior wide receiver

Frankie Jones and a 50-yard pass to the other junior wide receiver Eric Rogers, penalties derailed the gains. On their next possession, the Bulldogs drove the ball down the field after a touchback and scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass, giving Redlands a 24-0 lead going into half. “At the half, we were very frustrated because we knew we weren’t playing to our full potential,” junior long snapper

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Sneaking By: Jake Laudenslayer’s 1-yard quarterback sneak put the Kingsmen ahead 28-24 with just 16 seconds remaining in the game.

Michael Marusa said. As the crowd started to worry, the Kingsmen came back out onto the field with a newfound sense of determination. With a 29-yard kick-off return and 72 yards rushing, Mosier was set up for a 2-yard touchdown, just 4:52 into the third quarter. “That first touchdown was just a confidence builder that allowed us to relax and ride the momentum the rest of the game,” Mosier said. With momentum finally flowing from the Kingsmen touchdown, the Bulldogs’ second drive started from the 9-yard line after a special team’s tackle by junior defensive back Patrick Knox. Defense held on a third-and-long on Redlands’ first possession of the third quarter. The Kingsmen received the ball on the 28-yard line with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. Time ran out with CLU in possession on their 2-yard line. The fourth quarter began as the Kingsmen capped off a 72-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass from senior quarterback Jake Laudenslayer to Rogers, bringing the score to 24-14. “The success came when we started running quick slants over the middle and moved to a nohuddle offense to speed up the game,” Rogers said.

CLU regained possession of the ball after the Bulldogs missed a 47-yard field goal attempt and quickly took advantage of Redlands’ missed opportunity. They drove the ball 52 yards ending in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Laudenslayer to Rogers again with nine minutes left in the game, bringing the Kingsmen within three points. Laudenslayer finished the game 25-for-42, with 313 yards passing, two touchdowns and 41 yards rushing. Rogers finished with 120 yards receiving and two touchdowns. “We knew that if we each did our jobs and didn’t worry about the score then we would come back,” said Max Eller, a sophomore wide receiver. Eller had six receptions for 47 yards. Once again, the defense held strong and provided the Kingsmen with a chance to drive 99 yards to win the game. From inside the Kingsmen end zone, Laudenslayer found senior running back Deme’trek Chambers over the middle for a 22-yard completion. Chambers finished with 83 allpurpose yards, 29 rushing and 54 receiving. “Going out on that final drive we knew that we just had to give it our all for one play at a time, we would put together good plays,

move the chains and eventually score the go ahead touchdown,” Laudenslayer said. After two more quick completions, Laudenslayer found an opening on the left side and scrambled 26 yards to the Redlands’ 9-yard line. After a 7-yard pass to Mosier and a stadium full of faithful Kingsmen fans anticipation, Laudenslayer lined up under center and took the ball into the Redlands end zone to go up 2824 with 16 seconds remaining. “After the sneak, I was just in amazement,” Laudenslayer said. “This was the greatest victory and total team effort that I’ve ever been a part of, I couldn’t believe it. It was a dream come true.” After the ensuing kickoff, Redlands quarterback Chad Hurst made one last Hail Mary effort to the end zone but it was intercepted by cornerback Luis Villavicencio to clinch the Kingsmen comeback. “All we had to do was tell each other that no matter what happened we play for family because that’s all we’ve got,” senior middle linebacker Jacob Norlock said. “The rest took care of itself.” The Kingsmen (2-1) will continue to defend their new turf at William Rolland Stadium This Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.

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