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Wildflower: Dr. Barbara Collins has been teaching botany at CLU for 49 years

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A CLU employee lost a set of master keys over the summer at CLU that allows access to rooms in Thompson Hall, Pederson Hall, Mt. Clef Hall and one academic building. The keys were submasters, meaning they operate as masters for small portions of the campus, according to Associate Vice President of Facilities Ryan Van Ommeren. Van Ommeren declined to identify the person who lost the keys, saying that it is a personnel matter, and the university would not release the name of the individual or outline any [See KEYS, Page 3]

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Due to budget cuts, the Ventura County Community College student newspaper, The Student Voice, has cancelled its print edition this semester. The printed version of the Student Voice had received more readership than their online version, but the newspaper has expanded their website because it is now their only medium for reporting news. The upgraded version of the website includes postings of every Student Voice article, and an active live twitter feed, making up for the print copy that used to be handed out bi-weekly. “It’s unfortunate that the district decided to cut the print edition of The Student Voice, however I think it’s going to be a good learning opportunity for the students,” said Jeremy Zeller, former Editor in Chief of The Student Voice. “Journalism is becoming a digital product and the students will do well to learn how to best reach their audience.” Other students thought the changes were disadvantageous to students studying journalism.

“I have a lot of friends who were a part of the Student Voice so it was sad to hear about the cuts, especially after seeing how the Student Voice had helped propel them into their careers,” said Moorpark College alumni Will Lindaue. According to the Moorpark Patch, the budget for Moorpark College in 2009 was $51 million; this year’s budget is $47 million. Budget cuts for the fiscal year of 2012 have not only affected the public colleges’ student newspaper, but other areas of the school’s funding. Department office hours, the salary of full-time professors and the amount of classes being offered have also been cut or changed in response to the new budget at Moorpark College. It is expected that the college’s budget will continue to drop in upcoming years. The California Lutheran University’s budget remains unaffected by the state government’s decrease in funding to public state schools because school is a privately-funded institution. CLU is funded by student tuition fees and gifts to [See NEWSPAPER, Page 3]

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rittany Labbe Staff Writer

CLU is implementing the Red Watch Band program on campus to help students become more aware of the signs of alcohol

poisoning, and to educate them in the steps to take to help a friend. One thousand six hundred college students, from ages 18 to 24, die from alcohol related injuries each year. [See RED, Page 3]





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elsey Goeres Staff Writer

The mailroom is experiencing shortages of student mailboxes this year. Upon orientation, new students receive a packet of general information. The packet contains a paper with the students’ new address. Stapled to that is the combination to their new mailbox. This year, however, not every student received an actual mailbox. “I’ve been working here both my freshman and sophomore year, and we’ve never run into this problem before,” sophomore and Mail Center employee Chelsea Pagan said. According to the Mail Center supervisor Allen McCoskey, about 100 new and transfer students weren’t assigned real mailboxes this year. “We rely on students with boxes to let us know when they’ve graduated,” said McCoskey. When that doesn’t happen, boxes can’t be assigned to new students. Residence Life gives the Mail Center a list of new students during the summer months, but that list often changes in the fall. “We are at the end of a chain

of info about who will and won’t be on campus,” McCoskey said. “More students are also staying on campus longer, and that puts a bit of a strain on the Mail Center.” The mailroom currently is handling the shortage of mailboxes by putting students’ mail in what they call “phantom boxes’” which are files in cabinets marked with the would-be box numbers. The students with ‘phantom boxes’ check their mail by going into the mailroom and asking if any mail has come for them. “Right now we’re in the process of checking all the metal mailboxes outside for empty spaces,” Pagan said. “Some of the mailboxes still belong to students who have graduated or don’t go here anymore so we’re slowly figuring out which ones are open to give to the freshmen, but it takes a while.” Even with the empty boxes being given to freshmen, the mailroom staff is unsure if everyone will have a physical mailbox. “I think we need to build more boxes because every year the freshman class gets bigger and bigger. Next year what are we going to do? Before long the

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Boxed Out: The on-campus mailboxes for incoming student residents are filled to capacity, forcing the Mail Center to assign phantom boxes to nearly 100 students. entire mailroom will be filled with phantom boxes if we don’t get more outside,” Pagan said. According to McCoskey, the problem could be fixed by clearing out the boxes of graduated students and handling the list of incoming students more efficiently. “At this point we shouldn’t need to build more boxes,” he said.

The shortage has made some upper-classmen appreciate their smaller class size. “I’m just glad I didn’t come in with this freshman class. I’m glad my class was small enough to get my own mailbox,” junior Bryana Gable said. “I feel like checking your mail is part of being a freshman and being on your own for the first time—it’s fun getting

your own little address.” There has been some speculation around campus as to whether the commuter mailboxes were being canceled. “I don’t know why students are talking about that. We’ve definitely never had mailboxes for commuters. As commuters they have their own mailboxes at their houses,” Pagan said.


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that started at Stoneybrook University. A Stoneybrook faculty member’s son died as a result of alcohol overdose and his friend’s were unaware of how to handle the situation. Red Watch Band program focuses on teaching college students how to handle those situations. “I hope to see knowledge being spread as well as seeing students helping students. If we impact only a handful of students, I'm still fine with that,” said Grant East, CLU Wellness Program Intern. California Lutheran University students that sign up will go through a combination of basic alcohol education and CPR training. After they successfully complete the program they will be given a red watch. “The students know to wear this red watch if they are going out and choose to be sober. The red watch tells others ‘if there is an alcohol emergency, I may be able to help,’” Whealon said. CLU’s first training day takes place on Friday, Oct. 14, and Sunday, Oct. 23. Students must sign up to attend. Sign-ups can be found on CLU Wellness website at www. More than 90 students at California Lutheran University have signed up to take part in the program.


hristina Banman Staff Writer

Unemployment has reached an all-time high in California, with the jobless rate now at the highest point since the state began recordkeeping in 1976. Twelve percent of the labor force is unemployed in California, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, second only to Nevada’s 13 percent. Residents of Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Ventura face an unemployment rate slightly less than 10 percent. The statistics have begun to instill fear in CLU students as they prepare to graduate and enter the labor force. “I’m freaked out that I won’t be able to find a job after graduation,” senior transfer Reine Hobin said. “It’s so cut throat out there. I’m nervous that I won’t get hired because I may be going up against people with more experience.” The job market has become increasingly competitive. People are lowering their standards and applying for positions that they are overqualified for. “Because of California’s high unemployment rate, students coming out of college in California, will find it a lot tougher to find a job compared to other states,” said CERF

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graduate assistant John Wilson. The 2008 recession caused a huge change and led the economy to contract. By the middle of 2009, the economy had begun to expand, yet job growth did not. “Job growth has seen a slow increase over the past few years because consumption has been weak, consumer and mortgage

debts are high and small businesses aren’t making enough of a profit,” said economics professor Dr. Dan E. Hamilton. Economists warn that change in the market will come slowly. “Job growth has not been rapid enough to bring the unemployment rate down,” Hamilton said.

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is actually the most challenging and important parts of the overall keying system, and we rely on inhouse expertise for that,” Van Ommermen said. Many universities have problems with lost keys, including Princeton, Portland, Eastern Michigan, Maryland and Eastern Washington. In most of those situations, no information was released about the employee who lost the keys. Eastern Washington University reported only that “a maintenance worker” lost a master key to all of its residence halls and campus apartments. Although the keys were lost in the spring, only exterior doors a few rooms had been rekeyed by the time students moved in the following fall. At the University of Eastern

Michigan, a set of master keys was lost and and locks were not rekeyed for two years. In that timeframe, “laptops, video cameras and other valuables [were] stolen from locked faculty offices, said the EMU's professors’ union,” according to a Detroit News article. CLU wasn’t going to put its faculty or students in that position said Van Ommermen. University staff addressed the security risk immediately. To date, CLU has spent $5,000 rekeying the campus as a result of the lost keys. Van Ommermen said the money for rekeying will come from the summer Conferences & Events fund. According to Van Ommermen, tuition and fees will not be applied to the cost.

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[NEWSPAPER, from Page 1] the university. ASCLU president Jesse McClain said the Echo will not experience cuts as a result of the rising tuition costs. “Budget cuts have not really affected Student Clubs [like the Echo] because their budget doesn't come out of the University's budget. Each student pays $250 a year for student fees. A certain percentage of the student fees go directly to clubs,” McClain said. The Echo is considered a student organization by the ASCLU and is “required to abide by the same policies and procedures [as a club] in order to maintain status and obtain funding,” according to the CLU Clubs and Organizations website. Currently, the Echo is funded in part by independent advertising revenue and money allocated to the organization by the ASCLU. Communications professor and former Echo adviser Druann Pagliassotti hopes the

Echo can eventually become fully independent of university funding. She said it would be a good idea for the student newspaper to look for more funding and sponsorship from outside sources, instead of relying on ASCLU’s allotted budget for a large part of its expenses. “From an adviser’s point of view, the more independent of the student body the newspaper can become, the more objective news it can supply because it wouldn’t be at the mercy of student senate,” Pagliassotti said. “You cannot know for sure if student senate will give [the Echo] funding every semester if you happen to report something negative about them.”

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10/4/11 - 10/5/11 Five bikes were reported stolen. Four were reported missing from bike racks by Thompson Hall and one was from the bike rack on north side of Mt. Clef Hall. Chain locks appeared to have been cut. Thousand Oaks Police responded. 10/6/11 A non-CLU student entered a residence hall on the west side of campus. Public Safety responded and called for the Thousand Oaks Police to assist. Police determined the individual was under the influence of a controlled substance and was transported by ambulance to Los Robles Hospital and subsequently arrested.


Senate moved $15,000 in additional funds to the Clubs and Organizations budget. Senate allocated $6,420 total to the following clubs: Men’s Lacrosse, Ballet Club, MEChA, Pilates Club, Saudi Students Club, History Club and TOM’s Club. The Midwest Appreciation Club, French Club, Action Abroad Alliance, and Morning Glory were officially approved.

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

Information provided by Campus Public Safety

Tips from the Career Center

Dean of Students Bill Rosser reported that the Diversity Leadership Retreat will take place Oct. 22. Senate Director Sierra Ronning reported that October is breast cancer awareness month and students are invited to wear pink on Wednesdays.

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


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Prepare for your job search by calling 805-4933200 and making an appointment with a career counselor. If you are considering graduate school, start applying now! Be aware of application deadlines and start collecting application materials such as letters of recommendation and transcripts. Conduct an informational interview with someone you eventually want to be working for. Ask the career center for details on how to do it.

Senior Pride Committee

The Senior Pride committee meets this Friday at noon in the Centrum. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Senior Pride Committee, email Amanda Whealon at

There’s a sense of urgency now. I feel like I need to use the rest of my time and resources wisely....Go CLU cross country!” Stephen Shirk Class of 2012

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Fall is here and one of the most popular holidays of the year is coming up: Halloween. In Ventura County there are many events for people of all ages to participate in and to celebrate the upcoming holiday. Thousand Oaks, offers a number of haunted houses to choose from. Some are in private homes, while others transform retail space. The most anticipated haunted house attraction in Thousand Oaks is Bruce Stanton’s Reign of Terror Haunted House in the Janss Marketplace. It features a Victorian-style home with a family of skeletons sitting around the dining room table with their half- finished meal, and fake dead animals hanging from the ceiling in the nearby kitchen. The tour takes guests through several rooms inhabited by the undead, then out through a butcher’s shed with fake blood dripping into the garden, through a cave and ending up in an insane

asylum, where nightly terrors visit inmates, according to the Ventura County Star. “Next to Universal Studios, we think this is the best attraction out there because of our attention to detail and we’re doing this because we love it. We’re about a third larger than we were last year,” Stanton told the Ventura County Star. “It was never my intention to get this big. My philosophy used to be that if I couldn’t do it myself, then I wasn’t going to do it, but these guys have the passion that I do.”


hether you enjoy a scary attraction or a more mellow fall celebration, there are things for you to do close to CLU.

The entire project cost more than $20,000 to put on and last year it attracted more then 4,400 visitors. Tickets are available at the door for $13 per person. The attraction is open every Friday and Saturday night until Halloween weekend. The attraction will be open during

extended hours Halloween weekend. If scary is not your style, the Underwood Family Farms Fall Harvest Festival may be what you are looking for. This event features acres and acres of pumpkins, hayrides, food and live entertainment. “They have the best kettle corn I have ever had. I look forward to it every year and I can’t wait to go back to get some this year. I’m also going to pick up a big pumpkin to carve while I’m there. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and when this happens I know that Christmas is right around the corner.” said Thousand Oaks resident Melanie Price. Theyalso offer roasted corn-onthe-cob, pie, sliced potatoes and mini-doughnuts. Underwood Farms features activities such as potato launching, pumpkin decorating and a bake sale. Admission is $12 per person on Saturdays and Sundays and $3 per person Monday through Friday. The farm is at 3370 Sunset Valley Road in Moorpark. There are many local options to

get students into the Halloween spirit. Whether you enjoy a scary attraction or a mellower fall celebration, there are things for you to do close to CLU. Student Kristin Cameron said that although she’s never been

to a haunted house, she’s open to going. “My friends and I usually go to a party and dress up as a team,” said Cameron. “I would go to a haunted house around here, I’ve just never been before.”


!"#$%&'()&*!+,*&$-$)". Ghost tours at Strathearn Park 137 Strathearn Place Simi Valley Visit the old and new ghosts while learning a little Simi Valley history. Tours are limited to 20 to 25 people and last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. New tours start every 10 to 15 minutes. Admission: $8.00 (no charge for children under 5).

Reign of Terror Haunted House Janss Marketplace 197 N. Moorpark Rd Thousand Oaks 805-495-4662 Three haunted house attractions for everyone’s delight.

Frightmare 1885 Brittany Park Rd. Camarillo 805-405-3168 Over 3,000 square feet of terror. This is a PG-13 event so expect lots of gore.... Be sure to bring canned food as all

The Haunt at Hellizondo 2134 Elizondo Ave Simi Valley Still terrorizing Simi Valley! Will be open two days this year on Sunday, Oct. 30 and Monday, Oct. 31.

food donations will be gifted to the Somis Food Pantry. All donations in the form of cash will go to the City of Hope Cancer Treatment Hospital.

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‘The Vampire Diaries.’ It’s mysterious. You don’t know what’s going to happen.”

Brennan Clinebell

‘The Real World: San Diego.’ I’ve watched all the other seasons.”

Nick Bueno

‘Arrested Development.’ It’s like my life.”

‘Glee.’ I watch it with my family”

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Wild Flower: Dr. Barbara Collins reflects on her 49 years of teaching.


eather LeFevre Staff Writer

Not many people can say they have been passionate about their careers for 49 years, but Dr. Barbara Collins can. Collins, a professor in the biology department at CLU and author of 10 books, has taught at the university since 1963. Vibrant pictures of plants and wildlife fill the walls and shelves in her office. In the corner of the room a wooden plaque displays a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail,” the plaque reads. Although it may be hard to believe, Collins was not always an avid botanist. She discovered her passion for botany after an extensive education, which includes a degree from Bates College, a master of arts from Smith College, a master of science and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. After receiving her doctorate, Collins took a summer class collecting plants. It was then that she discovered she wanted to pursue botany and biology instead of geology. “It is never too late to change your mind,” Collins said. She teaches a variety of courses at California Lutheran University including General Biology,

Microbiology, California Plant Communities, Flora of Southern California and Wildflowers of the Sierras. Danica Engstrom, a sophomore at CLU, has taken one of Collins' courses. “It wasn't just a lecture; it was h a n d s - o n ,” This is what E n g s t r o m “She I want. You said. [Collins] was get to know the students. really nice and knowledgeable, I like the small school. and I am hoping to take I like that freedom.” another one of her classes next semester.” Barbara Collins Collins is Professor known for taking her students on field trips. When she is not teaching, Collins enjoys traveling and discovering new wildlife. She has been going to Canada for the past 10 years. In the past her husband, Lorence Collins, photographed the plants she studied. Now, Collins says she is able to document and photograph wildlife on her own with the help of her digital camera. Her website includes wildflowers and garden flowers from different areas and classifies over 3,000 plants. Of all the species of plants, Collins says orchids are her favorite. She has labeled close to 100 plants on the CLU campus. Known as the “Barbara Collins

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Take a Tour: A map serves as a guide to plants identified by Dr. Collins during her years at CLU. Arboretum,” the CLU community and visitors alike can now identify the different species of plants on the university grounds. Botanical tour guides can be found on the CLU website and in the Welcome Center on campus. “That's been a good challenge,” Collins said about the project. “I was amazed at how many plants

we have on campus.” New CLU faculty member, Kristopher Karsten, an assistant professor in the biology department, has noted Collins' dedication to her students. “I think the feature that stands out the most is her infectious enthusiasm. She has a passion for biology, and I think that conveys

well to all her students. Biology is inherently interesting, and she has an ability to get students to see that,” Karsten said. Collins says she has enjoyed teaching at CLU. "This is what I want," Collins said. "You get to know the students. I like the small school. I like that freedom.”




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Four out of five Americans are unhappy with the current political system and the unemployment rate is greater than 9 percent, according to Michael Muskal of the Los Angeles Times. Enter Occupy Wall Street, a group of young adults who are protesting the current political system in the hopes of bringing about change. These frustrated young Americans have been congregating, expressing their anger and gaining support and followers with the use of social

networking; specifically, Twitter and Facebook. Job security is nonexistent. Young adults are being suffocated by their student loans and are unable to establish the life they have been striving for. The frustration and anger among young adults is increasing as more is taken from them and squandered by corporate America. This organization has been staging demonstrations and protests to make known their feelings on corporate greed and the corrupt government systems in America. Demonstrations have taken place all over the country, from Los Angeles City Hall to Chicago, to Zuccotti Park in the financial district of New York. Protesters have been living and sleeping outdoors, congregating in parks, on sidewalks, and in corporate buildings, with no sign of backing down.

!"!#$%&'()*#&+'(,-# ',#%&.*#&#$*'/$Jane Galluzzi California Gov. Jerry Brown is revisiting the subject of affirmative action with a bill that will allow race, ethnicity and gender to be considered during the UC and CSU admission processes. The bill is SB 185, and it is designed to cancel out Proposition 209. Prop. 209 was voted in on Nov. 5, 1996, with a 54 percent vote. The proposition prohibits the preferential treatment of minorities by the universities. Brown is against Prop. 209, and has said it violates the Constitution, according to the Los Angeles Times. Brown is also known for believing voting responses by the public should be highly respected, but his bill is a clear attempt to go against Prop. 209. Arguments against the new bill say that it should be up to the people to make changes and amendments to the proposition, not the legislature. The author of the new bill is State Senator Ed Hernandez (DWest Covina). Hernandez opposes Prop. 209 and sees a clear correlation between the proposition and the decrease of black and Latino students in the state universities. Hernandez tried to correct

Prop. 209 before when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was in office, but Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill, saying it went directly against what Prop. 209 stood for. Now Hernandez is back with a new bill similar to the old one. The new bill proposes that UC and CSU schools consider race, household income, gender, and ethnicity when looking at applicants to diversify their student bodies. Students at California Lutheran University are split on the issue. “I think race should be a part of the decision process,” junior Jackie Russell said. “The campuses should be reflective of the state.” Another junior, Taryn Williams, said race should not be a factor. “I think that they should take in the most qualified and not look at race, gender or ethnicity,” Williams said. Senior Cassandra Ebner is in favor of this stance. “I agree with the Prop. 209,” Ebner said. “I think that it’s not fair that people should be admitted because of race. It’s the 21st century, I understand that racism exists in certain areas but it should be up to the student’s qualifications to get them into the universities,” Ebner said. I think the public schools should have a ratio representative of the ratio of races in the state. Since state taxpayers fund the schools it only seems fair. The schools should be reflective of the ratio so every taxpayer is reaping a fair benefit.

They have targeted government buildings, banks and large commercial buildings, all while carrying signs with slogans depicting the change they want to see in America and the anger they have for the current corporate leaders. The protesters want to end the current practices of Wall Street and they demonstrated this by protesting around the “Charging Bull” statue in New York City–a symbol of the power of Wall Street. For a generation that is known for its lethargy and apathy, this is a step in the right direction. Young adults know that they are being left responsible for a system that is ready to implode without warning. They are tired of watching the harm caused by the people that they put all of their trust in. These young adults are ready to exercise their American freedom and make their voices

heard. But they cannot stop there. Most people would agree that our country is headed in a downward spiral. Every aspect of our country is suffering. From the economy to education, our country has taken a turn for the worst. To turn things around something needs to change. The definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different outcome. If these protesters want to achieve a different outcome they need to try a different action. Anyone can speak out against oppression, but this is a situation that calls for action. Youth and students protested during the Vietnam War and the Great Depression. But protesting does not lead to change. Protesting and using our

generation’s one advantage, the Internet, to bring like-minded people together are all good first steps toward action. But talking will only get them so far. To create change, protesters need to follow up with more drastic action, because the loudest complainer will not achieve change. If they have a plan to fix the mess that is our country they need to become educated and involved within the government and create the change they hope to see for our country and for the common American. They need to inspire the younger generations and to have the same involvement in what is going on in our economy. If we have learned one thing from our parents it is that you can’t expect anyone to do things for you. If you want something done, you need to do it for yourself.

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!"#$%&'()*&+""&$,&-.,%&(/0%1")&$,,."&+0)&,%.*"/%, Krysten Jones Bank of America is getting hammered after officials announced customers will be charged a $5 monthly fee for debit card use starting next year. The sudden charge doesn’t seem fair to customers, especially students. Just when we thought we were aware of all the financial stress we have to endure as college students, Bank of America decides to tack on an extra expense. On Sept. 29, the Ventura County Star reported that Bank of America spokeswoman Betty Riess said the fee will begin next year, but the company does not have the complete details yet of which customers will be charged first. Riess believes a simple

solution for the customers who are unhappy with the new fee is to avoid making purchases with their debit card. An article on FOX Business. com noted Bank of America executives’ statements about new banking regulations leading to lost revenue, and that the fees won’t even recover the full amount. CLU department chair of management and economics professor Dr. Charles Maxey confirmed that Bank of America will implement the charges based on their statements of offsetting revenue loss. “I can certainly understand that many bank customers will not be happy with B of A’s decision to create a monthly use charge for their debit cards,” Maxey said. “This is a decision taken by the bank in a market economy and so, of course, all bank consumers have the option of finding another financial institution with which to deal.” Maxey is certain that if enough customers decide to venture off,

the bank will either respond or suffer a significant loss of business. Former director of California Lutheran University’s MBA program and professor of business Dr. Ronald Hagler said the fees are ridiculous, and that the bank has not considered the effect it will have on its customers. “I believe any bank that charges $5 for a debit card does not have the customers’ best interests at heart,” Hagler said. “It’s wrong. The banks do not like debit cards; therefore, they are taking measures to discourage use.” Like myself, Hagler is a credit union customer to avoid fees that large banks are beginning to charge. “I only use credit unions,” Hagler said. “Activity at these institutions are customer centered, I have no ATM fees and I get personal service.” CLU students are not thrilled about the debit card fees either. Film production major Jennifer Cabrera is a Bank of America

customer and heard about the news from her mother, who also has an account with the bank. “I think it’s actually ridiculous,” Cabrera said. “I don’t use my debit card a whole lot, but every now and then I do. There’s the convenience factor and most college students use a debit card nowadays. It’s something that’s really going to affect students because most of us are on tight budgets.” Bank of America representative in Thousand Oaks Karen Coleman stated that the fees in California branches will begin in May of next year and customers will receive a letter about one month before the charges begin. “It’s not going to apply to everyone right away, we’re going to roll it out,” Coleman said. “The fee is only going to apply if you buy something with your debit card and it’s not going to be $5 per transaction. It’s only going to be for the whole month.” Whether or not the charge is monthly, the fee is still going to

be charged and it totals $60 per year for avid users. In many cases of emergencies, I’ve had to use my debit card. Coleman also added that certain customers will have the privilege of getting their fees waived, which doesn’t seem fair to the rest of the customers. “I would certainly suggest coming in a month before to see if there’s a way that we can waive the charges since we have special programs and benefits,” Coleman said. “All banks are doing it unfortunately because we have to make money somewhere, since the legislation just passed where they’re taking money away from the banks.” For those of you who are Bank of America customers, I would suggest heading over to the bank next April to see if there’s any way to waive the fees. Otherwise, if you’re not a part of their “special programs and benefits,” I would suggest taking your money to a credit union or local bank.


!"#$%&'(")$'*%+$,-"./,"%01")/*&$22-"$343$,#" Rocio Sanchez Picture this: A tall, luscious, muscular, tan, well-groomed, single male who is ready to mingle. You then find out this perfect man is a 32-year-old overweight woman with bad hygiene who lives with her grandmother and their 10 cats and entertains herself by making a fake profile for kicks and giggles. If that’s not awkward enough for you, just imagine someone asking you how you met your girlfriend/boyfriend, and instead of responding with something like at a bar or a club, you say “I met him/her behind a computer screen. It was the best day of my life.” You see websites such as,,, match. com and even advertised on TV more than the Snuggie. Society today is more accepting of online dating than it was a few years ago. It’s more common now to hear about people meeting their significant other and eventually getting married to them after dating online. Although I wouldn’t in a million years try online dating, there are a few good reasons that would help me understand why people actually find online dating helpful. For those of you who are picky, online dating makes it easy to

find matches based on a person’s career, background, nationality, location, interests and so on. There are plenty of options in the cyber world, and it is very easy to start an account, create a profile and contact other members. Most people are more open online compared to when they meet someone in person, which saves a lot of time. You aren’t going to tell someone your life story in person within a few minutes of meeting them, but being online makes it easier for that to happen. A lot of people are afraid of being rejected in person. Well, rejection will hurt less when you are sitting behind your computer, rather than being face to face with someone. Let’s face it, some people are just plain socially awkward, and their dating skills are not up to par, so online dating it is. “I tried online dating for about six months, and it was mainly because my town has no social life,” senior Casey Adams said. Living in an isolated area with nowhere to hang out and meet people of the opposite sex or same sex (whatever floats your boat), is another reason people may try online dating. You must also keep in mind the cons of online dating before you start working on your e-harmony account. It is fairly easy to pretend to be someone else, so please be careful. We all know the Internet makes it easy for creeps to be even creepier. Online dating can also be time consuming, not to mention expensive. A membership for

e-harmony is $59.95 for one month alone. Besides the money, online dating can be very time consuming, but dating in general can be as well. The main disadvantage of online dating is that you are not really experiencing the “real” dating process. You know, the “where we met,” “how he or she asked me on our first date” and the actual going out and seeing the other person face to face and getting to know each other date by date, instead of message by message. Honestly, if you met someone

online, when would be the right time to actually meet each other in person? Can you build that trust with someone over the Internet? “I think it is possible to fall in love online, but I personally can’t build a relationship with someone and be able to fully trust them over the Internet,” senior Claire Peterson said. Everyone has different experiences when it comes to dating, and you see many people forcing love to happen. I may not be cupid, but I know that a lot of people look for love in the wrong places and

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sometimes they just need to be patient and let things happen for themselves. “I just think it’s more fun to meet someone by chance than by scrolling down on the computer screen and messaging different people,” junior Natalie Archer said. The Internet is on its way to replacing things such as broadcast radio, Cable TV and print newspapers. I would just hate to see the day the Internet becomes the only resort to finding your significant other. Let’s hope not.

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Regals;’ soccer team has welcomed Taylor Will’s simple, humble, and fun loving spirit with open arms. The Regals are ranked No. 9 by and in midst of a nine-game winning streak, including three straight shutouts. A graduate of St. Joseph’s High School in Santa Maria, Calif., Will’s high school stats were astonishing. She led her team with 22 of their 66 goals and 17 assists, and she was able to get them to the second round of playoffs. Will’s promising talent has been brought to CLU and has helped the success of Regals soccer so far this season. “I first started out at the age of 8 years old. My parents really pushed me to get into soccer,” Will said. At a young age, Will was able to use her parents’ motivation to become an accomplished player. “My biggest role model is my mom,” Will said, “She used to be a really good swimmer and worked extremely hard at it; I try to work just as hard as she did.” Will trains with the team during the week and also works out during her free time to continue improving her talents. “Sometimes when we have Sundays off, I like to go work out and put in that little extra effort to keep myself in shape,” said Will. “ I play soccer because it’s something I love doing and no matter how hard it can get sometimes, something keeps pulling me right on back to it.

When things get stressful in my life like family or school. I can take my mind completely off of everything when I have Taylor Will the ball in front is hard of me. It’s my working and release from the has a great weight on my personality. shoulders.” No matter Will has what, she is gained the very hard skills to be an working and Exercise Science always gives major, soccer it her all.” player and still have fun on Jess Armstrong the weekend. Forward Giving up free time for soccer, Will has progressed into one of the Regals leading scorers. “Definitely school and soccer is hard to deal with, giving up three day weekends for soccer especially during season,” said Will. “This weekend we had two games and I was in charge of a recruit which takes up a lot of free time.” Will treats her team like they are family. “We are determined,” Will said of her team, “We are a unit and I love the fact that on and off the field we are like sisters; we have each others backs no matter what happens. If I make a mistake, they will pick me right up and work as hard as they can to get the ball back for us. Mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually we stand by each other’s sides. I love being a part of something that acts as another family to me. My family away from home will always be my team.”

Will is just an addition to an already high-powered offense, including sophomore forward Jess Armstrong. “Taylor will is hard working and has a great personality. No matter what, she is very hard working and always gives it her all,” said Armstrong. Will’s goal is to extend her education after CLU, while continuing to play soccer. “I plan to attend grad school and maybe also keep my soccer up throughout that, being in the moment has brought me to these goals,” Will said. Will believes her team can fulfill the goals they have set to win the SCIAC and the SCIAC tournament when the 2011 season concludes. “My goals for the rest of the season are to go undefeated in league, win SCIAC and go on to win the SCIAC tournament.” Will said. “I believe this year we are good enough to do anything we set our minds to.” As an athlete, Will demonstrates the poise on the field of a veteran player. She is able to keep her cool no matter how physical the game may get and just loves to find the back of the net off a Sinead Vaughan cross. “My main focus when I receive a pass: how can I look to get forward and if I can’t get forward what is my best option to help possess the ball. If I can go to the goal when I get the ball, there is no question that I will take that opportunity,” Will said. Will won the SCIAC Female Athlete of the Week award on Sept. 28. Just hours after receiving the award, Will responded by scoring four goals that night against the Whittier Poets. Will leads the team with 16 goals and is tied for second on the team with six assists. Her 16 goals are more than double the total number of goals that the Regals have allowed against them all season (seven). “Taylor has been fantastic all year, she has given us a little extra up top along with all the other forwards,” head coach Frank Marino said. If Will scores two more goals, she will crack the top 10 alltime record for single season

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Game Changer: Taylor Will, in white, has more goals (16) than three other teams in the SCIAC: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (12), La Verne (10) and Whittier (5). goals scored, something that has not been done since 1999 when Alix Rucinski scored 19. The alltime Regals record is 36 goals by Rachel Wackerman in 1991. This week the Regals will play

on the road. They will play against Redlands today. Then the Regals will play two non-conference games against Mills on Saturday, and then they will travel to UC Santa Cruz on Oct. 16.

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Freshman Feet: Taylor Will has scored in nine of the Regals first 13 games, and they have won all nine of those games.



3-on-3 basketball Flag Football Innertube water polo Indoor soccer

Soiland Recreation Center Various Fields Samuelson Aquatics Center Soiland Recreation Center

When Thursday nights Sunday afternoons Tuesday nights Sunday nights

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October 12, 2011

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CLU lacrosse wants to play in new stadium M

adison McElhaney Staff Writer

The CLU men’s lacrosse club has begun practicing for its upcoming spring season with the MCLA (Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association), when the team will play against other Division II club teams. The players are currently part of a box league where they play in matches every Sunday at 11 a.m. at Soccer For Life in Camarillo. “Lacrosse at CLU is a sport that is more competitive than the intramural sports here, yet it’s not quite at the NCAA level,” said Matt Achen, the club’s attack and vice president. “It combines aspects of multiple sports, like soccer and hockey, into a fastpaced, hard-hitting sport.” The lacrosse club was founded at California Lutheran University in 2004 by CLU alumni Mikey Cabral, as part of the SLC (Southwestern Lacrosse Conference) Division II East, which includes teams from UC San Diego, Occidental, Pepperdine, Biola and Channel Islands. Seniors Samie Ibrahim and Rudy Dini are the co-captains of the club this year. Ibrahim was

CLU’s leading scorer last season with 14 points scored as the midfield. Dini finished last season with a .667 save percentage as the team’s goalkeeper, and has played lacrosse since he was in fourth grade. Lacrosse club practices Monday, Thursday and Friday for two hours a day at Spring Meadow Park, located off Olsen road. They also play in a scrimmage every Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Lang Ranch Park. The players collectively run the team, because they lack funding for a coach. This is something they hope to change in the years to come. “We appreciate all that CLU has done to support the men’s lacrosse club; however,  it would help to have stronger school involvement in order to entice a coach to our program,” Dini said. Once the construction of William Rolland Stadium is complete, the lacrosse club hopes to hold practices there at night because it would give them the opportunity to get a coach. “If the school will allow us to have night practices in the new stadium, we have a potential coach that may be volunteering for us,” Achen said.

The Brown Box:

Domination David Brown Sports Editor

CLU athletics are on a roll right now. The Kingsmen football team is currently ranked No. 13 by, and they are riding a 13-game home winning streak, which dates back to 2008 and includes wins in three different stadiums: Mt. Clef Stadium, Griffin Stadium (Moorpark College), and of course the last two at brand new, unfinished William Rolland Stadium. They have arguably their toughest games behind them as they clearly proved with their 56-0 win on Saturday. Other than CLU and Redlands, the SCIAC is showing lots of parity with everybody beating everybody the first few weeks of the conference schedule. The Kingsmen control their own destiny for the playoffs. However, they’re not the only team winning under the lights in the new stadium. The Regals soccer team, currently ranked No. 9 by, is undefeated in conference play and has a freshman phenom, Taylor Will, leading the conference in goals and points. She ranks sixth in the entire nation in the same categories with 16 goals and 38 points. Will could be the first Regal since 1999 to score at least

17 goals. Senior Sinead Vaughn has a lot to do with Will’s success as she has already entered the top 10 all-time assist records for CLU with eight and is on pace to break Carla Crawford’s record from 1994 when Crawford had 13 assists. The Regals toughest test will be tonight as they travel to Redlands for a 7 p.m. showdown. The Regals defense has been just as good as their offense, as they’ve only allowed seven goals this season, including eight shutouts (currently three in a row). Redlands upset the Regals in the 2010 playoffs just a season ago, but the Regals beat Redlands 1-0 in overtime this season back in September The two teams do not like each other; it’s a rivalry to say the least. Not enough for you? Jackie Russell broke the all-time assist record for the Regals volleyball program earlier this season and currently has 3,081 assists; she’s just a junior. The Regals volleyball team is currently ranked No. 14 in the nation and like the Regals soccer team, they’re still unbeaten in conference. They are hosting a tournament this weekend, two games Friday and two games Saturday, before resuming their conference schedule on Tuesday. And finally, the men’s water polo team has the best winning percentage in SCIAC heading into conference play. Their first conference game is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Redlands.

CLU lacrosse had its first preseason box league tournament last Sunday, Oct. 2, which they won 7-2. Box lacrosse is different than regular-season lacrosse because only six team members play at a time as opposed to 10, and it is played with indoor rules on a smaller field than that of a traditional game. The club has matches scheduled every Sunday for the next six weeks at the field in Camarillo. “Right now we’re working on building endurance and strength, and also focusing on getting closer as a team,” junior Conner Rothe said. The club hopes to play in a minimum of 10 matches during the 2012 season. If all goes well, CLU will host its home games on the new turf in William Rolland Stadium on Saturdays beginning early next semester. Men’s lacrosse is hoping to recruit new members to the club before the new season begins in January. Any CLU student is welcome to join, even if he has had no formal training in the sport. “There is no skill requirement for the team at all; we all love the sport and love to teach it to others,” Dini said. “We are looking for very committed and passionate players who are willing to work  hard for the betterment of the team.” For any student who is interested in joining men’s lacrosse at CLU, find the club on

Photo courtesy of Joe Bergman Photography

Leadership: Matt Achen leads the Kingsmen on and off the field. Facebook at “CLU Lacrosse,” or contact any member of the team. “We hope to grow our team in terms of the amount of players, as well as trying to get our

club out to the CLU and T.O. communities,” Achen said. “It would be great to have a larger turnout and support for our games.”

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Photo by Eric Skidmore - Freelance Photographer

Total Domination: Senior running back Dan Mosier (far right) rushed for 137 yards on just 11 carries, with three touchdowns, inlcuding his longest, a 63-yard touchdown run against the Whittier College Poets on Saturday.

Kingsmen football extend home win streak to 13 L

indsay Adler Staff Writer

The Kingsmen football team continued their winnings ways against Whittier College, shutting out the Poets 56-0 at William Rolland Stadium on Oct. 8. In front of 2,025 spectators, the No. 13 Kingsmen removed any doubt that they are ready to defend their SCIAC championship. Senior quarterback Jacob Laudenslayer threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns to help secure the win. “I think that we did a great job of carrying over the momentum from last week’s victory,” Laudenslayer said. “More importantly, I felt that we did a great job in practice this week to prepare ourselves to come out, start fast, and play a full 60 minutes of Lu Ball.” The Kingsmen beat Redlands 2824 in the opener at William Rolland Stadium on Oct. 1. For majority of the game, the Kingsmen benefited from good field position, scoring almost at will on an overmatched Whittier team. With 10:21 left in first quarter, junior wide receiver Eric Rogers beat Whittier’s Anthony Bennett on a 51-yard touchdown reception. Sophomore kicker Peter Keks added the extra point to make the score 7-0.

Less than five minutes later, Laudenslayer hooked up again with Rogers on a short post route for a 20-yard touchdown pass. Early into the second quarter, Whittier’s Chris Lopez completed a 47-yard pass to Matt Asaro, only to have the ball punched out by senior cornerback Louis Villavicencio into the hands of junior safety Broc Galbreth who returned the fumble 14 yards. Six plays and 49 yards later, Laudenslayer’s pass connected with Matt O’Brien for a 20-yard touchdown. The Kingsmen ended the half with a 35-point lead over the Poets with Laudenslayer’s last minute 50yard run. Senior running back Daniel Mosier took the helm during the third quarter, rushing for 99 yards and two touchdowns to bring CLU’s lead to 49-0. At that point, the Kingsmen began making wholesale substitutions, giving a number of players’ game experience. With 16 seconds left in the third quarter, CLU junior backup quarterback Kevin Ramay scored a 4-yard touchdown run, making it 56-0. Peter Keks tied the club record for number of extra points after touchdowns with eight. “Our defense played well to shut [Whittier] out,” Rogers said. “Our

goal was to get everyone in to experience some college football and we achieved that. The guys that don’t play regularly work so hard and it was nice to see them play and enjoy some time out on the field.” Yet, despite a 56-point shutout, the Kingsmen gave up a number of key plays to penalties and what Mosier calls “mental mistakes.”

“[We need] more focus and commitment from every individual to put in mental work, not just physical practice,” Mosier said. Rogers finished with 206 yards receiving on six catches with two touchdowns. Rogers said, “We just have to challenge ourselves individually and as a collective unit to work hard

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The Roger Rocket: Eric Rogers caught six passes for 206 yards with two touchdowns on Saturday against the Poets.

every day to reach our maximum potential and to not settle for where we are at now.” Heading into Saturday’s game, Laudenslayer was named SCIAC Athlete of the Week for his performance against Redlands, leading an offensive unit that score 28 unanswered points in the second half to come back from a 24 point deficit. “It’s a great honor, but I would trade that for a win any day,” Laudenslayer said. “It’s great to be recognized for such an award but it was a total team effort last week and I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did without the help of my teammates.” Head coach Ben McEnroe describes Laudenslayer as a good game manager: confident and an overall great teammate. “[Laudenslayer] is a football junkie,” McEnroe said. “He spends a lot of time watching film, studying his craft and talking with coaches. He is very confident in his abilities and that confidence carries over to his teammates. I love his character as a person, and he is going to be a successful football coach some day. The Kingsmen will be on the road for the next two weeks, facing the La Verne Leopards on Saturday, Oct. 15, and the Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens on Saturday, Oct. 22.

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