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Vol. 58 Number 5

California Lutheran University Student Newspaper


Midnight Madness draws a huge crowd


Junior Jackie Russell shatters all-time assist record.

Madness: Sophomore Collin Knudsen gets pumped as he walks out to hundreds of screaming fans.


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6 WWII veteran and former CLU math professor, Lyle Sladek, cycles on campus.


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Midnight Madness rang in the start of the college basketball season in Gilbert Arena on Oct. 15.


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given here at CLU,” director of Midnight Madness Graham Crain said. The entrance fee for Midnight Madness was $2 or two canned goods. The proceeds are going

to FOOD Share: a nonprofit in Ventura County aimed at alleviating hunger in our local community. The event raised $667 and approximately 332 cans [See MADNESS, Page 3]

Netflix abandons Obama creates job czar C plans for Qwikster hristina Banman Staff Writer


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“I’m not trying to say using someone for sex is morally acceptable or ethical by any means, but for some people, it’s not insulting to be that 2 a.m. booty call.” —Rocio Sanchez, pg. 9

“Midnight Madness is a great way to have fun, celebrate and look forward to the upcoming year and give back to our community, especially after all the opportunities we are

Staff Writer

Though Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is known for taking on risky projects, Netflix decided to drop their plans to start up Qwikster, a website that would have separated Netflix’s DVD by mail service, from its streaming service. The idea for Qwikster was created because Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings believed over time, streaming and DVD mail rentals would become too different to serve consumers efficiently. “We could do a better job for both services if we separated them. Streaming has incredible television shows, streaming is instant and streaming is fairly global.—Over time, streaming and DVD would do much better because they’re separate,” Hastings said in a video to Netflix users. However, consumers did not agree. The response from Netflix users and investors was almost immediate after the plans for Qwikster were released to the

market a month ago. Netflix lost subscribers. Their Wall Street shares, which have been losing value due to multiple price increases for members, took an additional 25 percent plunge after Qwikster was first announced in September. When the plans for Qwikster were finally abandoned on Oct. 10, stocks began to increase for the company. “It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs,” Hastings said in a post on his blog after the decision to terminate the Qwikster program. Part of the reason why consumers were so unhappy with the Qwikster idea was because separating the streaming service from the rental service would require customers to manage two different accounts on different websites, instead of getting both services through one all-encompassing website. CLU business professor Kapp Johnson stressed the importance [See NETFLIX, Page 3]

The country’s unemployment rate has reached 9.1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Many American companies have cut jobs in the U.S. and exported them to countries such as China, Mexico and Brazil. To help combat the high unemployment rate, President Barack Obama has appointed CEO of General Electic Jeffrey Immelt to be the country’s “job czar.” “Immelt is heading a council of CEOs, Wall Streeters and labor leaders to help the president come up with ideas for immediate and long term job growth,” reporter Lesley Stahl said during a 60 Minutes report on CBS News. The Jobs Council will propose more ideas to Obama on spending to retain workers and reduce the government’s regulations within a week. So far, Obama and Immelt have put together a $447 billion jobs package. Unlike other large companies, GE has not been hesitant to invest money that could create new jobs for American people. Immelt has given the company new direction focusing on transportation, energy, manufacturing and research and

development. Stahl said that Immelt has been, “urging his fellow CEOs to double their hiring of engineers and devote more money to research & development.” Plans are already in the works for GE to build a solar panel factory in the U.S. Criticized for sending some of GE’s jobs abroad, Immelt claims those jobs help create ones in the U.S. “The job czar has the potential to help, but it is not likely to help,” CLU economic professor Kirk Lesh said. Lesh said one problem for U.S. citizens looking for jobs is that wages in the U.S. are high in relation to other countries where labor forces are just as good, but their wages are lower; this leads to outsourcing. “Immelt and his committee need to find incentives for companies to bring jobs back to the U.S. that have been lost abroad,” Lesh said. Some of California Lutheran University students shared the same concerns. “I’m afraid that the job czar isn’t going to be able to create enough jobs for as many people that need them in a timely enough manner,” senior Carter Martinusen said. “I worry that even the class of 2015 will have a hard time finding jobs after they graduate.”

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View of end zone partially blocked by light pole W

ill Reeve

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A light pole at the south end of the press box obscures broadcasters’ view of the south end zone at William Rolland Stadium. Multiple versions of original architectural drawings show the 50-yard line light pole mounted on top of the press box roof. Later renderings were modified to move the pole in front of the press box. “The press box has to be on the 50-yard [line], as does the pole,” Associate Vice-President of Planning & Services Ryan Van Ommeren said. In the 2011-2012 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Rules and Interpretations, there are no specific guidelines for lighting a football stadium or, more specifically, requiring lighting at the center of the field. Musco Sports Lighting supplied the lights and poles that were used at the stadium. The Musco company website offers several options for roof mounted lighting that would’ve fit with the original plan. Van Ommeren said that because they worked directly with Musco, rather than going through the general contractor, university representatives were able to “achieve very competitive pricing on the lights.” The most recent architectural renderings found on the Amador Whittle Architects Inc. website show the light pole mounted as it currently is— through the bleachers and into the ground with a cement footing. “We tried to fit the two together in such a way that one of the seats

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Stadium Snapshot: (Inset) Orignal plans for the proposed William Rolland Stadium included a central light pole mounted to the roof. (larger photo) The architectural renderings were later revised to show the light pole in front of the press box. along the window on the south end of the press box would have some obstruction, but the others would not,” Van Ommeren said. “The pole is near to where it was scheduled to be, but some minor adjustment was made to adjust for both optimal lighting levels and to limit interference between the light pole footing and the building footing,” he said. According to Van Ommeren the stadium’s design change would not affect broadcasting during the games. “The actual press box itself is just a small component of game day coverage,” Van Ommeren

said. “[The] press box is really a multipurpose room that will also be used by the coaches during regular work days.” Jim Carlisle, who called the Rolland opener on the public address system, said the light pole did not obstruct his view of the game, but added a reporter seated nearby complained his view was blocked by the pole. Carlisle and Ventura County Star sports reporter Rhiannon Potkey found the chairs and tables in the press room bigger obstacles. “Seating us at a folding table next to the window put us too far back, and the folding chairs put

us too low,” said Carlisle, who has been announcing Kingsmen football for 10 years. “We wound up putting my rosters and her laptop on the window ledge and standing most of the game.” By the next game, Rolland officials had a shelf built right at the press box window and supplied bar stools for seating. More permanent furniture was on order and will presumably be there in time for the homecoming dedication game, Carlisle said. Van Ommeren said broadcasters will also be stationed on the roof observation deck, exterior press space and camera platforms during games.

For the first two home games, broadcasters occupied the small outdoor press stand in the bleachers. Van Ommeren said that relocating the lighting footings would be “inordinately expensive” so the university’s best option would be to add a lightweight structure in front of the current press box. He said university officials have decided to wait and assess the challenges the pole might pose before making changes to the lighting structure.There are no additional changes to the stadium structure planned at this time.

Protesters join Occupy LA in Thousand Oaks J

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Over 60 people rallied together to protest the Occupy LA Movement in Thousand Oaks on Friday, Oct. 14. They stood on the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Lynn Road holding signs that said, “Democracy NOT Corporatocracy,” “99 percent” and “Our Street Not Wall $treet.” The group chanted, “The people united will never be defeated!” and “We are the 99 percent!” Their enthusiasm grew every time a passing car passed honked. The 99 percent represents everyone who is not in the richest 1 persent One percent of the United States’ population possesses 35 percent of the nation’s wealth. The 1 percent, or elite,

owns corporations that fund candidates, influence the media and greatly affect elections. Because of harsh economic times and the disparity in the job market, people have begun to realize that the heads of corporations on Wall Street have made millions while average American are losing their homes. The 99 percent are beginning to voice their thoughts on the issue. Brian Rasnow, CSUCI profesor was one of the protesters in Thousand Oaks. Rasnow believes that it is important to educate people in suburbs, like Thousand Oaks, where there is more conservative leaning. “The people, the 99 percent, are finally finding their voice,” he said. Ernest Caning, a political events blogger, is also very excited about the movement.

He said the Constitution gave citizens a promise, but so far that promise hasn’t been kept. Caning was protesting Friday, so this promise could become a reality. When asked why they were protesting for the Occupy LA movement, people said they were fighting for the good of the 99 percent. “I’m here not for myself. I don’t have a specific reason for my being here, but I am here for all those who can’t come. Those who are too busy searching for jobs, taking care of their children, and trying to put meals on the table, to fight for what they believe in,” Rasnow said. Maria Ornelas, a substitute teacher, passionately spoke her reasons. “I am here for my children, for generations to come, so that this next generation can have

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The Right to Fight: Occupy LA gets support from a variety of people. jobs and live a financially stable life,” Omelas said. “Whether one supports the Occupy LA movement or not, the state of our economy shows us that it is obvious that changes need to be made. The Occupy LA movement

might be our answer, but as we all know political predictions are about as good as the weather forecast. Rainy today, sunny tomorrow.” Learn more about Occupy LA at

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Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, dies at 56 Students B

rittany Labbe Staff Writer

Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc., died Oct. 5, at the age of 56. Although his time was cut short, his legacy has left animpact on people worldwide. Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 and had a liver transplant in April 2009. In a statement released by Apple, "those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple." In 1976, Jobs co-founded Apple Inc. with his childhood friend Steve Wozniak. “Before him, it was difficult to type. But, his invention of the personal computer and drag and drop interface created a revolution,” Dr. Myungsook Klassen, computer science

professor at California Lutheran University said. Jobs not only re-invented the personal computer, he also played an instrumental role in the development of digital music, the mobile phone and their corresponding interfaces. While on hiatus after he was ousted briefly as head of the company, Jobs bought the computer graphics division of Pixar Inc. from Lucas Film Co. According to CNET News, "He saw the potential of what Pixar could be before the rest of us, and beyond what anyone ever imagined. Steve took a chance on us and believed in our crazy dream of making computer-animated films,” Pixar animator John Lasseter said. When Jobs returned to Apple, he continued making it a computerelectronics powerhouse by improving the iPod and iTunes and making both more userfriendly. However, Jobs didn’t stop there. In 2007, he transformed the cell phone into a multimedia

extravaganza, by creating the iPhone. Then, in 2010, he created the iPad. “Apple is easy to use, with fewer virus problems which makes even the tech savvy people buy their products,” Klassen said. Jobs impacted the personal computer industry and inspired people countrywide. According to Danny Kuntz Apple employee at the Thousand Oaks mall, Apple stores have post-it notes where fans can leave their memories and regards to Jobs. In respect for his legacy, on Oct. 6 they turned off the Apple sign in stores worldwide. “His impact on me, personally, is incredible. Following his career I've been inspired to pursue my dreams regardless of what others think. He stuck to his standards of perfection and his vision even in the face of a market and a climate that threatened Apple,” Kuntz said. As a leader in the industry, JObs made an impact that will last a lifetime.

fill up Gilbert Arena STEVE JOBS He has made using a computer so much easier. I am able to keep in contact with my grandparents in Indiana because of the technology that Mac has,” said CLU junior Brooke Schroeder.

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Netflix nixes changes

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[Netflix, from Page 1] of simplicity in using a service like Netflix for the consumer. “The customer’s ultimate purpose in using a service is the end result of the service, and so you want to get to that end result quickly and efficiently. Anything that bogs down that process distracts the consumer from what they want and creates frustration,” Johnson said. “Netflix got hammered by the market because [Qwikster would have] made things too complicated [for consumers].” An article on Yahoo speculates that despite the termination of the Qwikster project, Netflix will still most likely raise its rates for subscribers. The article noted that Netflix was under pressure from movie studios and cable programmers to pay more for streaming content, as well as facing competition from and Hulu. California Lutheran University junior communication major and Netflix enthusiast Stephen Wade began to look at other Internet services similar to Netflix when Hastings initially made the announcement that they were going to split into two separate services via Qwikster. “Thank you Netflix. You actually listened to your consumer. You heard that this is something that we didn’t like, and you chose not to do it,” Wade said. “You’ve earned my business by listening to how me and likeminded customers have felt [about Qwikster].”

[Madness, from Page 1] were collected. “Local residents who are enrolled for food stamps are at a record high- approximately 1 in every 12 residents,” coordinator for community service Karen Schomaker said. “The food we raise will go to FOOD Share, be added to fresh produce, perishable foods and other canned items. Then [it will] go out back into our community to meet this demand.” Before entering the event, students and faculty were greeted with an array of purple glow sticks by the night’s emcees. The national anthem was performed by sophomore Vanessa Orr and was followed by a mascot skit. The rest of the event’s performers included the CLU cheerleaders, H2O and the dance team. “I thought the cheer team was awesome; I can tell they’ve been working really hard,” junior Allyson Dorsey said. Along with the various performances, the night included games and a raffle allowing the audience numerous opportunities to go home with a prize. During the Draughts’ Pizza Pointers, 10 students had the chance to win $100 to Draughts Restaurant & Bar. The Spot Shooting Challenge contestants had the opportunity to win $400 in prizes. The winner of the Chipotle Knockout Challenge won $100 to Chipotle and the Loudest Crowd contest winners were awarded 35 pizzas from Domino’s Pizza. “The overall crowd was smaller and less enthusiastic this year compared to previous years. I think because it was smaller less people wanted to be loud,” Dorsey said. Raffle prizes included tickets for “Wicked” the musical, a Lakers and Clippers game, “Mamma Mia” the musical and Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios, an Xbox and a 46 inch flat screen HDTV. As the clock struck midnight, the basketball teams were introduced and played in a few introductory games to start off the season. “I think this year’s Midnight Madness was a successful and energetic event,” Schomaker said. Midnight Madness is organized each year by many departments, faculty members and students. “Something this large may have one person in charge, but it takes a whole lot of people to make it go off without a hitch each year,” Crain said.

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EXTRAS 10/12/11: The fire department and paramedics responded to two calls for medical assistance at the east side residence halls. 10/15/11: Possible vehicle vandalism to a vehicle parked on the west side of Trinity Hall was reported. 10/15/11: Smoke from cooking activated a smoke alarm in Grace Hall. There was no damage or injury. The fire department responded along with Campus Public Safety. 10/16/11: A bike was reported taken from the east side bike rack at Trinity Hall. The lock appears to have been cut off.

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Dean of Students Bill Rosser reported that there were 510 participants at the Midnight Madness event. More than 330 cans were collected and $667 was raised for FOOD Share. Senate allocated $700 to purchase supplies for the Senate-sponsored Homecoming Carnival booth including a dunk tank rental and giveaways.

Class of 2012

10/7/11: A bike was reported missing from the bike rack on the north side of Mt. Clef. The lock appears to have been cut off.

ASCLU-G Senate Minutes Monday, Oct. 17, Meeting

Campus Safety Blotter

Treat the job search like a class. It takes study, know-how and preparation. Do another internship. Building your resume while you are in school will give you experience to go along with your degree, making you more marketable upon graduation. At this point you should be narrowing down career options to reach a job target and an industry to pursue. If you’re interested in getting involved with the Senior Pride Committee, email Amanda Whealon at

Senate meetings take place Mondays at 5:20 p.m. in Nygreen 1 Programs Board meets at 7:15 p.m. in Trinity 318. Both are open to faculty, staff and students.

CLU is like my second home. I’ll miss the relationships I have with friends, faculty and staff here the most. ” Amanda Berg Class of 2012

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FEATURES Study abroad event opens doors and opportunities S

cott Turner Staff Writer

CLU’s Study Abroad Center held a “Stop Over� seminar on Oct. 14 for freshmen interested in the prospect of studying abroad. The event, at Overton Hall, gave CLU freshmen an opportunity to learn about study abroad programs while getting a first hand account from other students who studied abroad. California Lutheran University’s Study Abroad Programs Specialist Kelly Tiller hopes events like these will get freshmen to plan early to figure out how studying abroad fits into their four-year college plan. “I hope the ‘Stop Over’ I used to hate event sparks traveling, but their interest after my trip in studying I love going a b r o a d , � everythwere Tiller said. “It now� is extremely beneficial Alisha Monroe when students Student plan early, and the more time students have to explore their options, the better.� The event was packed with freshmen ready to learn about studying abroad. It started with a brief introduction to studying abroad before seniors Alisha


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Tickets Please: Study Abroad Programs Specialist Kelly Tiller (left) assists hopeful freshman during the study abroad information session. Monroe, who went to London and Branden Shows, who went to Lisbon, shared their experiences abroad with the freshmen. For Monroe, studying abroad was a fulfilling experience that changed her outlook on traveling. “I think everyone should study abroad,� she said. “I used to hate traveling, but after my trip, I love going everywhere now.� Shows urged students to take

the opportunity. “If you miss it you will never get a chance to experience studying abroad as a college student,� Shows said. “It is never too late to start planning your trip.� For Shows his experiences broadened his cultural palette. He feels he is a much more diverse person since his return to the United States and to CLU. “It’s hard to explain, there was some reverse culture shock,�

he said. “I am a diverse person, but until you break out of your cultural bubble it’s hard to make a claim for how diverse really you are.� After Monroe and Shows shared their stories, freshmen were invited to ask questions about cost and traveling itself. The forum for students to ask questions proved to be valuable, especially for Barcelona-bound freshman Dana Henjum who

had his questions answered at the seminar. “I had no idea how the foster program worked so that was kind of up in the air,� Henjum said. “I learned about different options and programs so it worked out.� One sentiment shared by many of the freshman was their fear of studying abroad in a country where the native language might be an unfamiliar hurdle. According to Tiller, there is nothing to fear as cultural immersion of the host country will make it easier to get around language barriers. “The great thing about our study abroad programs at CLU is that many of them do not require proficiency in the native language and there are many courses offered in English,� Tiller said. “However, those students who study the language while abroad are able to immerse themselves much easier into local culture.� According to Tiller, who studied abroad herself, students would be remiss to pass up the opportunity to study abroad. “It is one of the most unique and fulfilling opportunities a student can have. It is possible for all  majors and all budgets,� Tiller said. “There is no better time than now to go and fortunately at CLU there is a program for everyone.�

CLU club gives students a forum on global issues H

eather LeFevre Staff Writer

“Chai & Chat�, formerly known as “Deep Diversity Dialogue,� is making changes to give CLU students the opportunity to discuss global issues. The group changed its name this year to cater to the needs of California Lutheran University students who wanted to participate in these discussions. “Chai & Chat� meets weekly in Samuelson Chapel Lounge on campus all semester. The hour-long discussion allows graduate and undergraduate students, mostly composed of international students looking for a forum, to address international issues including diversity, discrimination, religion, politics and social justice. They meet from 3 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday. Topics of discussion are determined entirely by the students. The first meeting will allow the participants to settle on issues they wish to talk about. CLU's Assistant Director of Multicultural Programs and International Student Services Linda Boberg provides staff support for “Chai & Chat.�

Boberg has been assistant director for three years. She worked in Campus Ministry for four years before taking this position, assisting international students at CLU on social matters, immigration needs and programming. "We've changed the name, the place we're holding it and the time because so many international graduate students requested that there be a forum to discuss international or global issues and grad students are not on campus in the morning," Boberg said. “ D e e p People Diversity have the opportunity D i a l o g u e � to learn and previously met in the morning, to share making it their own i n c onv e n i e nt perspective.� for graduate students at Dr. Juanita Hall CLU who Club Facilitator wanted to participate in the discussions, according to Boberg. Boberg said the group is hoping for eight to 10 members. At present, four students have signed up for “Chai & Chat.� Members are invited to apply online on the Multicultural


Program’s website. "The goal is just to let students talk about global issues they are passionate about in a safe, confidential setting," Boberg said. Patty Dang is also a facilitator for “Chai & Chat.� Dang is a graduate student at CLU majoring in counseling and guidance. In addition to cofacilitators Boberg and Dang, Dr. Juanita Hall is chiefly

responsible for the student-led group. Hall, senior director of CLU’s Multicultural Programs and International Student Services, said “Chai & Chat� has many effects on the students. "People have the opportunity to learn and to share their own perspective," Hall said. The growing desire for graduate students, principally international students, to

participate in discussions such as “Deep Diversity Dialogue� in past years initiated the changes made to form “Chai & Chat.� "We are still in the recruitment stage of the program," Hall said. For further information about “Chai & Chat,� contact the Multicultural and International Programs office or apply online at either www.surveymonkey. com/s/DWYSL5T or the link off the Multicultural website.

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Quotes: If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be? Shelby Saute

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I would be mint chocolate chip because I’m sweet and cool.”

Sonya Buckelew

Sherbert because it’s refreshing.”

Sandra Zepeda

Green tea because it’s healthy, exotic and I look good in green.”

Vanilla because it’s offered in a lot of places and it’’s easy to find.”

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Retired professor feels at home on CLU campus

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Ruby Red: Lyle Sladek , his red bike and his recyclables are a common and popular sight on the CLU campus.


hitney Terry Staff Writer

Ask anyone, and almost all will say they have seen him at one point or another. Lyle Sladek is a daily presence around the CLU campus, riding his red bike, with a milk crate on the front, collecting recyclables that he uses to build projects, including puzzles and woodworkings turned into optical illusions displayed in his Pioneer Avenue home he shares with his wife. “I have to keep my legs moving, because when you get this old they can get a little creaky and bicycling helps with that,” Sladek said. Sladek, who celebrated his 88th birthday on the day he was interviewed last week, is one

of the original residents of the California Lutheran University campus and also taught mathematics at the university for over 31 years until his retirement in 1994. He is one of the original staff members who recalls the days when the school was still a small rural college and not yet the I have all the university that advantages we know today. of still being “I remember when our four a part of the campus d a u g h t e r s without all used to play the work. I with the other love talking staff members’ to students.” c h i l d r e n around the small campus. Lyle Sladek They would go Former Professor swimming in

the pool and ride horses in the open space where the football stadium is now. We used to see the sheep come through, and I remember when Moorpark Road was only a two-lane road with one stoplight between here and the 101 Freeway,” Patricia, Sladek’s wife and a former registered nurse, said. “There were very innovative people who came to this campus with a pioneer sprit. They wanted to start a college and they did it,” Sladek said. He told the story of how he was asked to come teach at the university by the first president of the school, Orville Dahl, who designed and built the fish ladders for salmon on the Columbia River that are still there today. Sladek has degrees from

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At work: Sladek works on a project built out of recyclables from CLU. various universities across the United States including South Dakota State University, Stanford and UCLA. He taught mathematics at CLU and when he retired he had served as the chair of the mathematics, physics and computer science departments. “I have all the advantages of still being a part of the campus without all the work. I do a lot of reading at the library. I love talking to students and some stop by and visit,” Sladek said. Before moving to Thousand Oaks and raising his four daughters with his wife, Sladek was an enlisted member of the Army Air Corps (known today as the Air Force) during World War II. He spoke of an assignment he held in China where he flew “the hump.” “After Japan attacked China, China needed allies and the U.S. was there to help. I flew supplies; 55-gallon drums of gasoline and thousands of tons of ammunition and food over ‘the hump,’ which is the mountain range better known as the Himalayas. The barrels of gas were put on the plane by elephants in India, and I landed on runways made of clay and rock at the air bases in China. There were planes going night and day over ‘the hump’”, Sladek said.

Sladek said the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are lasting much longer. “In comparison to the 10-plus years we have been in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the length of time we were in Vietnam, ‘The War’ as it was referred to, was short and fierce,” Sladek said. The story of Sladek’s time in the war was uncovered by his daughter Karen who found a box of over 400 letters (which began on Jan. 21, 1941 when he was a senior in high school and ended on May 18, 1946 when he was on his way home from the war) from five continents he had written to his family while he was away, stashed in her dad’s den closet. Karen spent three years reading the letters and speaking with her father about his time in the war. She wrote a book called “Lucky Stars and Gold Bars.” The book received the Benjamin Franklin Award from the Publishers Marketing Association. “What people need to remember is that people are involved in wars,” Sladek said. Sladek has seen our university blossom into what we know today. The next time you see a man riding his bike around campus collecting recycling, remember everything he gave to his community and his country, and stop and say hello to him.

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Acting company performs quirky Bible stories T

aylor Lampela Staff Writer

“We’ve got our work cut out for us.” This was an actor’s response to the small number of people who claimed to have read the Bible from cover to cover at CLU’s performance of “The Bible: The Complete Work of God (Abridged).” The show ran Oct. 13 to Oct. 16 and is a part of the theatre arts department’s student blackbox series where all aspects of the theatrical process are student-run and managed. Junior director Martin Gonzalez brought the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s run-through of the ancient texts on stage. “I decided to take on this project because I love directing and working with people to create,” he said. The five-person cast plays over 60 biblical characters in a series of sketches where they act out over-exaggerated versions of themselves in an instructive version of the Bible. It’s halfscripted, half-improv with the actors feeding off the energy of the audience to help them push the story forward and get everyone involved. Gonzalez said that is his

favorite part of the show and helps to make every experience fresh and exciting. “I loved how different it was every night because we involved the audience so much,” said Ally Crocker, a technical theater major who displayed her acting abilities in this show. The show is an hour and a half of rousing skits that interpret Bible stories in a way that everyone can understand. It’s a comedy, so there are moments where the stories are portrayed in a humorous light, but never in an offensive way. “I would love for the audience to see that there is humor everywhere,” Gonzalez said, “My hopes for this are to let people see that God isn't going to smite you and give you leprosy just because he happened to give you a sense of humor.” The audience seemed to respond positively to this twist of the Old Testament. “I thought it was really endearing,” sophomore Gillian Sanhamel said after seeing the show. Humor and catharsis are meanings behind many theatrical productions and this one is no exception. From scenes that explain the convoluted family lineage of Abraham, to one character’s desperation to tell

the story of Noah’s Ark, to the Last Supper brought to life by a rolling version of Da Vinci’s famous portrait, there was never a dull moment. The show moved forward at breakneck speed, managing to get through all the books of the Bible. “Guys, it’s almost intermission and we still have 14 more books left in the Old Testament,” said actor Eric Groth. The group then proceeded to finish naming all the last, obscure books to close out the first act. Besides the script by the Reduced Shakespeare Company used as the backbone for the show, the improvisational work by the actors was a true highlight. At one point, the floor was opened up to the audience to ask questions of Will Cowles-Meyer onstage, decked out in a bedazzled vest as King Solomon. When asked why he was wearing such a glittery vest, he replied he had one sequin for every woman he’d ever slept with, eliciting a roar of laughter from the crowd that packed the blackbox. The venue was full to the brim every night and often people had to be turned away because there weren’t enough seats. The student blackbox series will have more performances throughout the school year.

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King for a Day: Bryana Gable (left) and Ally Crocker stand beside Will Cowles-Meyer during “The Bible: The Complete Work of God (Abridged).”

Donʼt miss these events Gospel Choir Rehearsals for Chapel, Kwanzaa and other events. Practice tonight at 6 at Samuelson Chapel. Observe or join in the fun. Lord of Life Presentation of “What Christians Believe 101” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Samuelson Chapel Narthex.

in the Lundring Events Center on Friday from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Diversity Matters Learn how to be a leader on a multicultural campus. For current student leaders and aspiring student leaders. Listen to guest speakers Cherine Badawi and Arthur Romano in the Soiland gym on Saturday from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Common Ground Connect. Engage. Peace. Share. Think. Join ‘Winterreise’ Concert everyone in Samuelson Performed by tenor Chapel at 9:11 tonight. Christopher Cock of Valparaiso University Hit the Lights and accompanied by Dress in neon clothes Nicole Lee on piano and join the dance party on Saturday at 8:30 in hosted by ASCLU-G Samuelson Chapel.




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Students should be allowed to drink on campus Krysten Jones Although alcohol is prohibited at CLU it somehow finds its way to football tailgating parties. According to the California Lutheran University student handbook, campus policy does not allow alcoholic beverages, including empty alcohol containers, on campus. Anyone caught with alcohol by a university official is documented for a policy violation. Most CLU students agree that alcohol prohibition is strictly enforced on campus. Fred Miller, the director of Campus Safety, said it’s important for students to know

that alcohol is not allowed on school grounds but there are exceptions for special events with proper approval. “It’s allowed only at the CLU-sponsored [events] in a controlled place, where the alcohol has to stay in that area and anyone under 21 can’t be present,” Miller said. The student handbook confirms Miller’s statement: “Alcohol is allowed on campus and may be served at special events where specific permission is sought and granted by the president of the university (or designee).” At the first game in the new stadium, Miller said that there were tailgate parties with alcohol. However, the people involved removed the alcohol when asked. Hard liquor is not allowed at

Netflix keeps on messing things up Jane Galluzzi Recent changes to the popular movie rental site Netflix are causing a backlash from loyal customers. Recently, Netflix announced it was separating its two services into different websites; Netflix. com now solely for streaming movies, and, for traditional rentals through the mail. The proposal caused an uproar with customers until Netflix CEO Reed Hastings released a statement the morning of Oct. 10 on the company blog. “It is clear that for many of our members two websites would make things more difficult, so we are going to keep Netflix as one place to go for streaming and DVDs,” Hastings wrote. Netflix still has separate prices for each form of renting. In July, Netflix discontinued a $9.99 monthly plan that let customers stream movies and rent one DVD at a time. Now both services have been split and are $7.99 a month separately, $15.98 together. Netflix streaming accounts for 20 percent of all Internet traffic according to After undercutting the competition until reaching marketplace dominance, Netflix raised its prices by 60 percent. This increase in price will

most likely cause a decrease in membership, especially when Blockbuster has announced a similar plan for on demand movies–Blockbuster Express. This new competition may force Netflix to drive down prices. Blockbuster may also spur Netflix to start carrying newer movies, especially in their online streaming section. Netflix only carries a small number of current films, focusing more on indie and low-budget films. I believe that eventually Netflix will succumb to the other movie companies. Blockbuster has made their site more accessible and their members can access DVDs instead of just streaming. Much like Redbox, Blockbuster Express has kiosks where members can reserve their movie online before going to the kiosk to ensure the movie is in stock. Members can also return their rental to the store in exchange for a movie. Unlike Netflix, Blockbuster Express also has game rentals. Though Netflix may not have the same features of other companies, it has a large selection of complete TV series. “I like Netflix because of the TV series, not for the movies,” sophomore Bre Kinsey said. “I’d rather rent movies through Redbox or Blockbuster.” Netflix’s TV series on demand are essential to the college student with limited time. But if you don’t have an account with Netflix, you could just use an online site such as for TV series.

these types of events. Beer or wine can be served at permissible functions. CLU’s theater department puts on a Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival every summer.


he student handbook confirms Miller’s statement: “Alcohol is allowed on campus and may be served at special events where specific permission is sought and granted by the president of the university or (designee).” Their website states “[CLU] is a dry campus, except for areas and events designated by the president of the University. The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

offers beer and wine for sale by the glass to adult members of our audience with proper identification.” Festival-goers are still not allowed to bring alcohol into the festival grounds and the event is patrolled by security. These rules are enforced and carried out in an appropriate manner. Tailgating parties are planned and sponsored by Alumni and Parent Relations. However, Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Rachel Ronning-Lindgren said that alcohol is not served at the CLUsponsored tailgating events. “We trust that the decision makers of the alcohol policy, the Board of Regents, president and vice presidents will make the best decision possible for the university as a whole,” Lindgren said.

She also said that the tailgating parties welcome alumni, parents, students and friends. Four hundred people are expected at this year’s Homecoming and Family Weekend party. CLU’s already a dry campus. There is nothing wrong with enjoying a beer to celebrate the sports festivities to help unwind with friends and family. It is a time for students of legal drinking age and alumni to come together on common ground to support our Kingsmen football team. I’m not saying that alcohol has to be involved for students to have a good time and celebrate, but as long as people are of age and responsible within the controlled area, it should be allowed. After all, we are adults and many of us are drinking age.



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No strings attached, like a cordless phone Rocio Sanchez Less stress and more sex, how can you possibly go wrong? Many people are afraid of commitment and would rather not be involved with the emotional attachments a relationship requires, but they still hope to get the physical benefits without having to put in the effort. As human beings, we all have needs. It’s a fact of life. This goes back to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which are physiological, safety, love/belonging (sex), esteem and self-actualization needs. While some may be better at controlling their sexual needs, others simply cannot. Researchers at Michigan State in East Lansing and at Wayne State University in Detroit surveyed 125 undergraduates (65 women, 60 men) and came to find out that

60 percent said they have been involved in at least one “friends with benefits relationship.” Onetenth of the relationships went on to become full-scale romances, about a third stopped having sex and remained friends, one in four eventually ended the sex and friendship altogether and the rest continued being friends with benefits. Do these numbers surprise you? “I’m not surprised by it at all. Majority of the people I know have had a friend with benefits. Actually, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t,” junior Heather Garcia said. The level of promiscuity in our society today is unbelievably high and, unfortunately, sex has become just a three letter word. But before older people start criticizing our generation, they should remember who raised it. I’m not trying to say using someone for sex is morally acceptable or ethical by any means, but for some people, it’s not insulting to them and their self worth to be that 2 a.m. booty call or that person who gets called

for a private one-on-one anatomy “study session.” On the other hand, some don’t find this acceptable. “Having a friend with benefits cuts out the aspect of what a true relationship should be, which is respect,” sophomore Christopher “Cab” Cabrera said. It is possible to have a relationship based on sex. Obviously you need to have some sort of connection with the other person, even if it’s just physical attraction. You can argue that friends don’t use each other, which is an excellent point. If that’s the case, how close of friends are the people involved in the first place? Not such great friends, yet so up close and personal at the same time. If two people come up with a mutual agreement communicate exactly what they are expecting from the relationship, and are completely honest and open (no pun intended), then I find it hard to believe it wouldn’t work out. What ruins a friends with benefits relationship is one person violates the mutual

agreement, which is usually “don’t get attached” or “don’t make it personal.” Jealousy can be a nasty thing and it irritates me when people always say girls are the ones to get attached first. Please–not all women will fall in love with a man after they have sex. Some men need to step off their high horse and admit they aren’t the best performers in the world. On the other hand, some prefer to have only one sexual partner instead of one night stands with strangers. Do you know for sure your “friend” isn’t going around with multiple partners before coming back to bed with you? It wouldn’t be considered cheating because you’re “just friends,” and when that line of respect gets crossed, that’s when the drama begins. Like I said before, if two people mutually agree that its okay to have sex or be physically involved with other people then they can’t really be mad. Communication is key, just like

in any relationship or friendship. Not all friends with benefits relationships involve sex. They can involve other sexual activities. Regardless of what the actions are, can you respect someone who has been involved with someone in that manner? Would you tell your future spouse about your previous experiences with other people? “If you’re going to get seriously involved with someone, in respect to them and the relationship, you need to be open because they have a right to know,” junior Lesley Smith said. No one likes a liar, and although the easy way out might be to not bring it up, if you aren’t proud of something you’re doing, then maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place. “It all depends on the person’s morals and how comfortable they are,” Taryn Williams said. “They should do what makes them happy because happiness is the key.” On that note, cuddle season is coming and you know what that means.

The Dream Act will cause more harm than good Emily Riddle In the closing days of this year’s legislative session, Gov. Jerry Brown signed The California Dream Act, which grants illegal immigrants access to state financial aid at public universities and community colleges. Brown believes that this bill will benefit all of us by giving top students a chance to improve their lives,

according to the Los Angeles Times. Students must have graduated from a California high school, affirm they are in the process of legalizing their citizenship, show financial need and meet academic standards. By meeting these requirements, students become eligible for grants to attend UC and CSU schools. They can also have community college fees waived. Tuition prices and budget cuts are increasing every year in the California public university system, according to the New York Daily News. Getting the classes you want is close to impossible in

the system so most college careers take more than four years. These problems only apply to students whose parents have been paying taxes that fund these institutions. If we bring in students who are illegal immigrants, our parents will be paying for a poor education for us and someone else’s child. In a perfect world, it would be nice to lend a helping hand to everyone who needs it and work for the benefit of society as a whole. But this is reality, and California is having a hard time even taking care of itself. If the government has money to spare, those dollars should work on improving the

public university system. Instead of giving away taxpayer dollars, government officials could direct the money within the public university system and hire more teachers to reduce class sizes. Or they could provide more funding to students who are citizens of this country and reduce overwhelming student loans. There are the students who immigrated illegally with their parents when they were children. These students worked hard and excelled in the public school system. Then it came time for them to apply to college and the status of their citizenship was

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revealed. They claim being an illegal immigrant was not their fault; they just want to be treated like everyone else. They believe they’ve worked hard and earned the right to financial aid and acceptance at a public university. They haven’t. Public universities are benefits provided to taxpaying citizens. If they want to be treated like everyone else they can become a citizen, pay taxes and apply for the same insufficient financial aid just like every other California college student. California does not have the resources give handouts to people who have not earned them.

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SPORTS Kingsmen football gain first road victory M

adison McElhaney Staff Writer

The No. 13 CLU Kingsmen football team continued its winning-streak this Saturday as they traveled to La Verne, beating the Leopards 5217 behind Daniel Mosier’s 168-yards rushing. Senior quarterback Jake Laudenslayer ‘s five total touchdowns, along with senior cornerback Justin HaulcyBateman’s two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, sealed CLU’s victory. “Our success in this game can be attributed to our offensive line’s ability to pick up La Verne’s blitzes and neutralize their stunts, which allowed me to get the ball to our play makers on the outside,” Laudenslayer said. Senior linebacker Jacob Norlock led the team with 11 tackles, and freshman wide receiver Nick Bueno led the

team in receptions with five. The Kingsmen opened up the game with a 15-play, 76-yard drive featuring rushes from both Mosier and Laudenslayer. Reigning SCIAC player of the week, junior wide receiver Eric Rogers, finished off the drive with a six-yard touchdown reception from Laudenslayer. After holding the Leopards on their second drive, a muffed punt allowed CLU to take over at the La Verne 18-yard line. A holding penalty set the Kingsmen back 10 yards, but Laudenslayer threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Frankie Jones on the ensuing play, increasing the Kingsmen’s lead to 14-0. “Jake and our receiving staff informed us on how La Verne was covering and gave instructions to running certain routes, so I was prepared when that pass came,” Jones said. La Verne started the second

quarter with the ball, but their quarterback, Jose Garay, fumbled the ball on the CLU 30 yard-line. “Defense played strong and really made some big plays when we needed to,” Norlock said. The Kingsmen went ahead 21-0 on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Laudenslayer to Bueno. La Verne’s next drive ended with another turnover when Haulcy-Bateman intercepted the Leopards’ quarterback and returned it for a touchdown, putting the Kingsmen up 28-0 in the middle of the second quarter. “Our coaches prepared us both mentally and physically during practices this past week by drilling us on specific formations and routes they knew La Verne uses frequently,” HaulcyBateman said. “I happened to be in the right place at the right time.” After a Leopards field goal, the Kingsmen had good field

position again after a 47-yard kick return by Haulcy-Bateman. A pass completion and a 15-yard penalty in favor of the Kingsmen set Laudenslayer up for a 15yard touchdown CLU’s success continued when Haulcy-Bateman intercepted Garay for a second time to end the half with a 35-3 Kingsmen lead. “I kind of knew the routes they, were trying to run from a weeks worth of preparation, so I took advantage of the opportunities and made plays to put the team in a better position for victory,” Haulcy-Bateman said. Mosier opened up the second half big for CLU with a 76-yard touchdown run. The Kingsmen’s lead continued on their next possession when Laudenslayer completed a 35-yard pass to Jones for another touchdown with 11:39 left in the third quarter, bringing the score to 493.

“We were firing on all cylinders,” Mosier said. “We had definitely found our rhythm and our confidence for this game.” After building a 46-point lead, the Kingsmen went to their reserve players on both offense and defense to run out the clock, and ended the game with a 52-17 victory. “Because of the score, we played most of the roster at some point,” head coach Ben McEnroe said. “But overall, our offensive line dominated both run blocking and in pass protection.” The Kingsmen (4-1, 3-0 SCIAC) are on the road again Saturday at 7 p.m. against the Pomona Pitzer Sagehens (0-5, 0-3 SCIAC), where they plan on extending their undefeated SCIAC record. “Not much changed from last week to this week as far as our attitudes,” Mosier said. “If we fine-tune our weaknesses every week like we have been, we can have a really special year.”

Kingsmen soccer shut out the Beavers on the road R

obert Ambrose Staff Writer

It has been a rough year for Kingsmen Soccer. The team has only managed to win one game all year. However, the team has bonded and the players are close to each other despite the adversity they have faced. Last Wednesday the team hit the road to take on a tough Redlands team that had beaten them 4-0 on Oct. 2. The Kingsmen entered the game on a five-game losing streak since their lone win of the season against La Verne 5-0. During the stretch the Kingsmen have been outscored 17-2. Redlands took control of the game from the beginning when Gabe Ramirez scored in the 6th minute to put Redlands up 1-0, a lead they would not relinquish. Tim Berggren scored on the assist from Will Walker in the 33rd minute to give Redlands a 2-0 halftime lead. At the start of the second half, things got out of hand in a hurry as Redlands blew the game open with Jamie Griffin and Cody

Carlson each scoring a goal within 25 seconds in the 48th and 49th minute to go up 4-0. The scoring continued as Ramirez scored his second goal of the game en route to a 7-0 victory over the Kingsmen. Redlands improved their perfect SCIAC record to 9-0 and improved to 12-3 overall. The Kingsmen dropped to 1-8 in conference play and 1-12 overall. The Kingsmen had few opportunities to score. They were outshot by Redlands 3013 and Redlands had 11 corner kicks. The Kingsmen only had one corner kick in the full 90 minutes. “You got to get yourself up and find ways to improve,” Kingsmen head coach Dan Kuntz said of the plan to move forward. “There are 12 men who have not given up on each other.” Junior forward and leader Raul Yepez is going through another injury-plagued season. “Last season I was injured. I was really looking forward to coming back this season and then I got injured again at the beginning of the season,” Yepez

said. “It has been tough.” Despite the frustration from the injuries that Yepez has dealt with, he has still managed to appear in 10 games and is the Kingsmen’s leading scorer. He has also been inspirational to the team on the sideline. The players still enjoy playing together. They are determined to find ways to improve and win games. At the conclusion of Thursday’s practice, the team sang “Happy Birthday” to teammate Iggy Wagner who turned 22 years old. The story heading into Saturday’s game against Cal Tech was that it was time for the team to get its second win of the season, mostly due to the Kingsmen blowing their lead against the Beavers on Sept. 22. “The team needs to stay focused,” assistant coach Mario Marquez said. “We emphasize capitalizing on scoring opportunities. If you do not capitalize, you will get beat.” The Kingsmen started off slow on offense, but their defense kept them in the game. The Kingsmen eventually got on the scoreboard in the 37th minute on a goal by Enrique Saragoza

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off an assist from Yepez. The Kingsmen had a 1-0 lead at halftime, again. This game however, the Kingsmen offense started clicking in the second half. The Kingsmen scored three goals in the final 15 minutes of

play to seal a 4-0 victory on the road. The Kingsmen lost to Chapman 4-1 at home Monday night in a non-conference match. The Kingsmen will travel to La Verne today.

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Regals Volleyball sweeps tournament at home S

tephen Johnson Staff Writer

The No. 15 Regals volleyball team added four more victories to their winning streak, sweeping Mary Washington, Rhodes, Lycoming and Widener in the Posada Royale Volleyball Fall Classic, a twoday tournament hosted by CLU. The Regals’ first opponent was a Mary Washington (15-8), who began tournament play with a commanding three set sweep over SCIAC rivals Redlands. The Regals dominated the first and seconds sets, holding the Eagles to a minuscule attack percentage of .091 and .111 respectively. The Eagles rallied in the third set winning seven consecutive points leveling the match at 20-all. The Regals’ execution proved too much for the Eagles. The Regals won the next five points, winning the set and earning their first sweep of the tournament. The Regals’ performance combined with the Eagles surplus of unforced errors proved to be a one-sided affair. “I think what is most important for us at this point is to treat every single game like it is the most important game of the season and not to get too far ahead of ourselves,” senior Casy McWhirk said. “While we have lofty goals, we still know the importance of taking it one game at a time and respecting each opponent we face.” Shannon Pearson, Kylie McLogan, and McWhirk combined for 30 match kills, four more than the entire Eagles squad. Jackie Russell had 31 of the team’s 41 assists and Rachel Smith contributed with nine

The Brown Box: David Brown Sports Editor The World Series is set to begin tonight at 5:05 p.m. at Busch Stadium on FOX. The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers in six games and will represent the National League in the series. The Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers in six games and will represent the American League. The Cardinals will have homefield advantage even though they had the worst record of all the playoff teams in this year’s postseason, because the National League won the All Star game back in July. Ironically, it was Prince Fielder of the Brewers that gives

kills and nine digs. The Regals swept their second match of the day against a Lynx team with four starters ranging in height from 5-foot11 to 6-foot-3. The Regals easily handled the first set 25-14 with strong performances from McLogan, Rachel Smith and Lesley Smith. The Lynx height proved to be a factor in the second and third sets as the Regals committed 17 errors, keeping their team attacks away from the lengthy Lynx front line. Lauren Rohach seemed to be the spark the Regals needed, providing 10 kills in the final two sets as the Regals edged out the Lynx 25-21 and 25-22 to give the squad their second sweep of the day, extending their winning streak to 10 games. “We have found a way to win some extremely tough matches and proven to ourselves how deep we can dig,” McWhirk said. McLogan and Rohach combined for 22 kills in the match while Russell, McWhirk, Rachel Smith and Jacki Richards contributed 55 of the teams 60 digs. “We have been really focused on playing fast paced and aggressive,” McLogan said. “We make sure we are disciplined both physically and mentally for the long weekend of play.” The Regals dominated their Saturday morning matchup with Lycoming, not permitting the warriors to score more than 14 points in any of the three sets. Eleven members of the squad registered at least one kill. Sophomore Hayley Tamagni led the team with six kills and executed three straight service aces to give the Regals a commanding lead in the third

Regals Rise: The Regals climb the national rankings as they continue to dominate their schedule. The Regals have won 12 straight overall, and eight straight at home.

the Cardinals the advantage thanks to his MVP performance in the All Star game. It’s crazy to think that the Cardinals only made the playoffs because of a record-breaking collapse by the Atlanta Braves during the final month of the season. Both the Cardinals and the Rangers will have their aces ready to pitch on full rest, because they won their championship series in only six games, saving their aces. Chris Carpenter will take the bump for the Cardinals and C.J. Wilson will toe the rubber for the Rangers. Carpenter is 2-0 in his three postseason starts this year, with a 3.71 ERA, a complete game shutout and 17 innings pitched. Wilson is 0-2 this postseason with an ERA of 8.04, giving up six earned runs in two sepearate starts. He was pitching well in his other start before having to leave the game early due to an extended rain delay. Wilson’s biggest problem has been his pitch count, including his eight walks in just 15.2 innings pitched. Two guys to watch are Nelson Cruz of the Rangers and David

Freese of the Cardinals, both MVP’s of the championship series respectively. Cruz blasted six homers against the Tigers while driving in 13 runs in just the six games, both Major League records for a postseason series. Freese was named the NLCS MVP thanks to his three home run series. In Freese’s last 10 postseason games he hit .459, with five doubles, four homeruns, and 14 RBI. The Rangers become the first team other than the New York Yankees to represent the AL in back-to-back seasons since the Toronto Blue Jays did it in 1992 and 93. The second game of the World Series will be played tomorrow night, same time and same channel. It’s not the Yankees, it’s not the Boston Red Sox and it’s not the Philadelphia Phillies. However there are plenty of story lines that make this World Series worth watching as it has the potential to go at least six games. This year’s postseason has been filled with incredible comebacks, walk-off grand slams and heroic performances.

and final set. Smith led the Regals with nine digs and notched her 1,000th career dig early in the second set. The Regals ended the tournament with another convincing win against Widener, holding the team to eight points in the second set and finishing off their four game sweep beating the Pride 25-16, 25-8, 25-17. The Regals will put their focus

into preparing for the next round of SCIAC games, in which they are undefeated. “We all know that there is a level of play that we are capable of and haven’t reached yet,” said McWhirk. “After the first round of SCIAC, teams are not only going to be gunning for us, they are going to know our tendencies and have a much better idea of what to expect than they did playing us the first

time around. We have to kick it up a notch and push to make it to that next level.” The Regals return to conference play at home against La Verne on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. as they try to extend their 12-game winning streak. “Our ambition is to keep working hard,” Richards said. “We believe that we work harder than any other team in the nation every single day.”

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October 19, 2011

Regal of the Week: Jackie Russell L

indsay Adler Staff Writer

In just three short years, Regals junior setter Jackie Russell has set the volleyball world by storm, earning a number of awards and shattering CLU records in the process. Russell broke the CLU alltime record for assists on Sept. 17 against Chapman University. She currently has 3,178 career assists. “It was really exciting,” Russell said. “I knew I was high up there but I didn’t know exactly [how high up]. It was a surprise at the same time, which was really fun. I couldn’t have done it without my team so it was definitely a whole team accomplishment.” Known for her contributions on the court, Russell is also respected for her positive attitude and modest character off the court. “Her best attribute is easily how modest she is,” senior right side Casy McWhirk said. “She honestly attributes her success to everyone else besides herself. It’s so amazing that someone who has received so many accolades can be so completely selfless.” McWhirk continued by saying that, “[Russell] is the best kind of teammate to have. It isn’t about her always having the right thing to say, it’s about the way she leads by example. She gives everything she has every time she steps on the court and inspires us to do the same.” With an 8-0 record in SCIAC and 19-4 overall, the Regals are keeping a watchful eye on their competition. “We just need to take it one game at a time and try not to look too far ahead,” Russell said. “We have a target on our backs now because everyone is

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Russell’s Record: Jackie Russell has he Regals’ all-time assist record with 3,178 assists and it’s just her junior season. in a fight to get to the [SCIAC] tournament between each other so one win off of us could make their whole season. We really just need to keep working hard every day in practice and treat every team [the same].” During the 2010 season, Russell broke the CLU record

for most assists in a single season with 1,264 and ranked third in Division III with an average of 11.49 assists per set. In her first season as a Regal, Russell earned SCIAC Freshman of the Year, made All-SCIAC First Team, AVCA All-West Region and AVCA West Region

Freshman of the Year. She also finished the season with the second most assists in CLU history with 1,144. Initially, Russell had dreamed of attending a large university such as San Diego State University after graduating from Newbury Park High

School in 2009. However, her love of volleyball nudged her toward California Lutheran University to pursue an athletic career with a small college feel. “I didn’t know what I should do,” Russell said. “Play volleyball close to home or go to a big school and have fun. Volleyball has always been a part of me so that’s what made me choose Cal Lu and that’s why I kept playing and I’m so glad that I did.” Once she graduates from CLU, Russell plans on attending graduate school to further her education in exercise sports science. “I’m hoping to go to graduate school a year after I graduate and become a physical therapist or a strength and conditioning coach,” Russell said. “I haven’t really figured it out yet but I know I want to do something with athletics.” With graduation over a year and a half away, Russell and the rest of the Regals volleyball team are focusing on keeping their winning streak alive and continuing to be undefeated in SCIAC. “As a team we are just focusing on taking one game at a time and not getting too far a head of ourselves,” McWhirk said. “We want to be able to play CLU volleyball no matter the skill level of our opponent.” Russell agrees. “We would love to continue to be undefeated in SCIAC, host the SCIAC tournament, and hopefully host regionals,” Russell said. “That is our goal: to host regionals and to keep winning.” Russell and the Regals volleyball team will take on the University of La Verne on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Gilbert Sports Arena.

Regals soccer continues to shatter records P

eter Ciaramitaro Staff Writer

The Regals soccer team continues to dominate the west coast schools. They silenced their SCIAC rivals, the Redlands Bulldogs, 3-0 last Wednesday. The Regals continued their winning streak and shutout streak through the weekend, beating Mills 16-0 and UC Santa Cruz 2-0. The No. 8 Regals calmed the Bulldogs’ attack, by shutting them out for the second time this season on Wednesday. “Beating Redlands is always a good feeling,” said junior forward Mayra Virgen. With an unassisted goal by Lindsay Armenta early in the first half, the Regals led 1-0. The goal was Armenta’s fourth of the season. Midway threw the second half

Rebekah Casas found the back of the net for the Regals second goal of the game. Senior captain Sinead Vaughan assisted Casas’ goal, bringing her assists count to 11 on the season and leading conference with 9. In just one and a half seasons, Vaughn has entered the top-ten all-time career assists record. Sophomore forward Jessica Armstrong with just five minutes left in the game scored the third and final goal. With four SCIAC games left, a high seed for the SCIAC tournament looks promising. The Regals with outstanding performances so far this season are, Taylor Will with 11 conference goals, Vaughan with nine conference assists and Kristina Hulse with two goals and four conference assists. They look to stay undefeated in SCIAC play.

“The first half was ours,” Virgen said, “but the true test was in the second half, UCSC came out fired up, but we were able to hold them off and get the shutout.” After beating Redlands, the Regals traveled north to Oakland, Calif. to take on Mills College Saturday. The long bus ride did not affect the Regals game. “Although the bus ride was super long, our team gets closer and closer which helps our play on the field,” Armstrong said. Scoring 16 unanswered goals the Regals were unstoppable Saturday. At the end of the first half the score was 6-0. Scoring four goals, Virgen played outstanding in Saturday’s game against Mills. Hulse also scored three goals against Mills, as the Regals scored a recordbreaking 16 goals on Saturday. “The game Saturday vs. Mills College was a good team

effort,” junior forward Danielle Granholm said, “Everyone had a good game and everyone either scored or had an assist. It was an all around Beating good team Redlands eff ort.” is always The Regals’ a good 10 second half feeling.” goals breaks the Mayra Virgen previous Regals record of nine Forward single-half goals scored back in 1992. Sixteen goals in a complete game surpassed their previous record of 14 set in Nov. 1992. Regals goals were scored by eleven different players including Virgen (4), Hulse (3), Will, Armstrong, Vaughan, Granholm, Rosemarie Lombardi, Lindsey Armenta, Jessica Dingman, Sam Van Gorder and Kainoa

Becker to round out the team’s achievement. After beating Mills and Redlands, the Regals traveled to UC Santa Cruz, who were once again was no contest for the Regals. In two games this year the Regals have shutout the Banana Slugs both times. Vaughan scored in the first minute of the game giving them a quick lead. The Regals took 15 total shots while UCSC only took seven. The next goal came just as the final whistle blew for the end of the first half. Senior Jen Jones found the back of the net in the 44th minute. The Regals winning streak is now 12 games heading into their home game tonight against La Verne, whom they beat 5-0 on Sept. 24. The Regals defense has been dominating, posting six straight shutouts.

the Echo, Oct. 19  

Vol. 58, Number 5

the Echo, Oct. 19  

Vol. 58, Number 5