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SUN philosophy student Gahren Moradian, 22, of Burbank was being held for questioning by the Los Angeles county police department Wednesday after he turned himself in to authorities following reports of a man claiming to have a gun in the Oviatt Library. CSUN police have not

provided additional information beyond the university’s statement released Wednesday afternoon. The philosophy department has declined to comment at this time. Calls and emails to family and friends were not returned, his online presence has been the only source available by the time of publication. According to Moradian’s Linkedin profile, he worked as a volunteer for Glendale Adventist Medical Center from May 2008 to November 2008.

A call to the Glendale Adventist Medical Center could not confirm his position. Moradian listed Psi Chi, American Philosophical Association and American Medical Student Association as his CSUN activities and societies. Moradian graduated Burbank High School in 2007, according to his Facebook profile, and listed his expected CSUN graduation year as 2012. Socrates, Plato, Descartes, Carl Jung and Schopenhauer

were among the figures listed under Moradian’s “People Who Inspire” tab, and he quoted Marcus Aurelius as having said, “A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.” A man with the same name as Moradian who listed his location as Burbank, signed two petitions on One titled “Don’t Let Arsen Die: Grant 13-year-old Cancer Patient Humanitarian Parole,” and the other “Tell Congress to Recognize the Armenian Genocide.”

Law enforcement searched the library and monitored campus perimeters Tuesday. Initial reports noted the incident occurred at 10:27 a.m., but crime logs released Wednesday by CSUN police reported the crime as occurring at 10:14 a.m. Students received the first automated message over an hour later at about 11:45 a.m. Five automated updates followed throughout the day. Details about Moradian’s charges and when he will appear in court to follow.

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Kristy Aldaoud, simulation lab coordinator for CSUN’s newly independent nursing department, helps a medical/surgical nursing student practice putting in an IV on a dummy.

SUN is now home to an official nursing department after a July upgrade from a subsidiary program in the College of Health and Human Development. “The new nursing department gives us more visibility,” said Department Chair Dr. Marianne Hattar-Pollara, who submitted the proposal to the provost in January. “We stand on our own instead of being part of someone else’s department. It also gives the nursing program resources to address needs of the field directly.” Until the department was approved in July, it was the only nursing program in the 23 schools of the California State University system without its own department, according to “Like any other discipline, nursing is being strongly affected by the economic downturn,” said Dr. Martha Highfield, a full-time professor within the department. “Experienced nurses can find jobs, but new

nurses just starting out are having more difficulties. Hospitals are suffering and can’t hire new graduates like they used to.” With more people unemployed and losing health insurance, they are putting off operations they might have gone to a hospital for, Highfield said. Fewer patients mean hospitals cannot afford to hire more nurses. “It’s a little surprising, there was some concern that lab technicians and related specialties might be getting into shorter supply,” she said. “There will probably be a surge in demand of long-term care as the population ages.” CSUN’s nursing program was etablished in 1993, and offered an accelerated degree in nursing, Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN), through an 15-month program. It also offered training for students who are already Registered Nurses (RN) but still want a four-year degree. “The actual coursework isn’t different now that we’re officially a department,” said Dr. Mary Pacquette, psychiatric nursing specialist and one of three full-time fac-

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hen students move away from home, the decision about where to live is key. Deciding between living in the dorms or in an off-campus apartment is about more than just comparing costs. One year of living in the dorms will cost a student between $5,000-$6,500 depending on what floor plan they choose, though living with a roommate is standard. Adding a meal plan, which is mandatory if the student’s floor plan does include a kitchen, will tack on another $3,150, according to the CSUN housing website. The cost for apartments near CSUN varies depending on whether the student chooses to have a roommate, and if amenities are offered in the building. A studio in Candlewood North Apartments located on Reseda costs about $1,200 a month. A one-bedroom apartment at Meridian Place, also on Reseda, costs about $1,525 a month, according to their websites.The Meridian Pointe apartments on Zelzah and Plummer, cost about $886-$976 a month for a single studio. Freshman psychology major Terrence Harris, 18, said

the dorms are a financial stretch for him because he did not receive as much financial aid as he would have liked, but he does not regret choosing to live on campus. “I’m glad that I chose to stay on campus regardless of the price, because I am meeting more Matadors,” Harris said. Living in the dorms could provide a more structured social setting, with events set up by the Residential Halls Association, like pool parties and games, said Melissa Giles, associate director for residential life. “There is more support, and we have trained staff for academic as well as personal issues,” Giles said. Rules associated with living on campus could be a deterrent for some students with strict rules on guests, quiet hours and alcohol. Many students, including junior biochemical engineering major Yenwo Likiteri, chose to live off-campus to get away from the rules and structure of dorm life. “It gives me the opportunity to take control of my daily schedule,” Likiteri, who lives at the Meridian Pointe apartments, said in a Facebook interview. “It also permits me to live as an individual in my own studio, thus more privacy in my life as a student.” The monthly breakdown for the residential halls comes to

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about $1,053 a month for the room and meal plan when you add up the costs and divide them by the 10 months you would be living in the dorms, though this does not include any additional fees or parking. But saving about a quarter on living expenses is not the only reason students choose off-campus housing.

“Living here gives me the opportunity to welcome my friends at any time of my taste, without actually having to go through rules,” Likiteri said. Living among students and nonstudents helps Likiteri prepare for life after graduation, where neighbors will be of mixed ages and lifestyles, he said.

As an older student, business major Amy Hsuing, 27, said she appreciates the luxury of being able to live alone in her studio at Meridian Pointe, not to mention it’s more cost effective than sharing a dorm. “I like to live by myself better than share a room with someone I don’t really know, and plus (a) dorm is way too

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expensive (compared to) getting an apartment of my own,” Hsuing said. Hsuing said she pays about the same monthly to live alone as she would had she lived on campus, sharing a room with one other person and a bathroom with three others. “Living off campus is a better deal,” Hsuing said.





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ig Show received a $26,559 bonus during Tuesday’s Associated Students senate meeting. The allocation was approved to prevent this weekend’s campus event from being cancelled. “I think that it is very unfortunate that this happened, but I want every student to have a safe and fun experience,” said A.S. President Amanda Flavin. Police services mandated an increase in security, which prompted the steep rise in the event’s budget. New required security measures include more police officers at the event, portable jail and raising existing fences from six to eight feet. Failure to adhere to the new measures would have forced A.S. to cancel the event expected to draw thousands of spectators. Senators passed the legislation only four days before

the event to avoid penalty fees from performing artists. “I think we can avoid this in the future by asking for invoices instead of estimates,” said William Ryder, external affairs senator. Incidents at previous on-campus events, such as the fights that broke out last April at Matador Nights, are responsible for the increase in security, Flavin said. A.S. will see a 33 percent decrease in their account due to this price change. However, an estimated $80,000 in revenue and an additional $120,000 from excess enrollment fees will keep their account afloat. “It’s putting the senate in a tight situation,” said senator Klementina Paviola, who added she would’ve wanted a request long ago. The budget for Big Show grew from an estimated $249,000 to $275,559. The difference will be paid using an A.S. contingency account which funds other organizations’ events among other things.

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Continued from page 1 ulty in the department. “We are now in a new position administratively. We have authority over our own resources and budget.” The only modification to the curriculum changed requirements to comply with accrediting bodies, but classes have not been affected oth-

erwise, said Hattar-Pollara. The new department office, Jacaranda 2515, employs two staff members who keep up with all the work required to run the department. “It’s a lot of work and it’s very time-consuming,” said Pacquette. “But it will be worth it because we get to distinguish the department from the ground up.” The department is also try-

ing to establish a graduate studies program, but it has yet to be approved, Pacquette said. “Over the long haul, though, there is no question in anyone’s mind that nursing is a good, stable career to invest in,” Highfield said. “People don’t have less health problems than they did a few years ago. If anything, there are more.” The expected increase in demand for nurses is just anoth-

er reason the new department is beneficial to the community, and admission into the field is competitive. For the Fall semester, 25 of 36 seats were filled in the 15-month Accelerated BSN program, Highfield said. All 60 applicants from the RN to BSN program were admitted. Applications for admission to the program begin in October.

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alifornia is one of 20 states pioneering a 2012 change in science standards and requirements for students in K-12, according to the state’s department of education. This will be the first change in over a decade. Changes will shift the “emphasis of science education from memorizing factoids to understanding big ideas about how the world works and how we can use science to solve real problems,” said Dr. Matthew A. D’Alessio, CSUN professor of geoscience education. Selected states will review and comment on the standards set forth by “A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas” composed by the National Research Council. “California is very influential in setting curricu-

lum,” said Dr. Norm Herr, CSUN professor of science education. “I’m sure (the National Research Council) wanted California to be part of the process just because it’s such a large state.” California requires teachers to address state standards in the classroom, but the National Assessment of Education Progress reported most states showed little improvement among students in grades four to eight. Five of the 37 participating states did improve their 4th-5th grades science scores between 2000 and 2005. Those states were California, Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina and Virginia. “This is the first time I've ever seen engineering addressed as an entity in the standards,” Herr said. “It is so critical, really, to the economic success of our nation.” Money for the ramped up requirements has yet to be secured, though. “Right now the state

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nformational job meetings will be held for the new Student Recreation Center (SRC), and will take place at the Grand Salon, University Student Union, on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. About eight professional staff members from the SRC and two grad students will speak to atendees, said Matt Eickhoff, program coordinator/training and development for the USU. USU received a large amount of applications for the SRC, opening January 2012. “For a typical USU position, on average we were getting anything from 50 to 80 applications,” Eickoff said. “What we were usually seeing was that many would just put SRC for the job position but not a particular job at the SRC.” The SRC will have about 155 positions, 30 will trans-

fer from the current fitness center and the rest will be new hires. Lifeguards, fitness assistants, and wellness trainers are among the openings. The event "will allow (applicants) to determine what they will want,” said Eickhoff. “It’s highly recommended to come in and be best prepared.” New jobs will be posted on the SRC website in time for the meetings. “We’re looking for students who are just excited as we are about the new center opening up,” said Eickhoff. There will also be a Q&A portion of the meetings for students who want more information about the jobs. Students will also learn about the job fair that will be occurring Oct. 19 and 20 and will find out what the hiring process will be like. Eickoff recommended students continue to check the SRC website for new information about available positions that will be available.

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Commuter students hurdle through distance to become active on campus

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very morning, hundreds of students head to CSUN on congested freeways, crowded buses, bicycles and skateboards to make it to class on time. CSUN is known to locals as a commuter school with students traveling dozens of miles to further their education. Thirty percent of CSUN freshmen and only 9 percent of undergraduates live on campus, according to College Portraits’ most recent figures. To students like sophomore Ira Caminong a lengthy commute may deter students from participating in extra-curricular activities and engaging with the campus community. Caminong’s method of transportation is his red fixed gear bicycle which gets him to school from Burbank. He travels 26 miles round trip, 45 minutes each way. He said a car is out of his budget and public transportation it too inconsistent. “I have no choice but to go through busy streets,” said Caminong. “Only 10 percent of streets have bike lanes.” Caminong has been the victim of two hit-and-runs, the first landing him in the emergency room and the second costing him a layer of skin, he said. The political science major manages to participate in the CSUN Speech and Debate team, but his commute is the main reason he does not participate in other clubs or organizations. If he lived closer to campus, he would make the effort, he said. Augie Garibay, activities coordinator for clubs and organizations at the Matador Involvement Center, said attitude is the most influential factor in a

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(ABOVE): Ira Caminong cycles through campus on his fixed gear bicycle. (BELOW): CSUN’s central location within the San Fernando Valley allows acces from numerous freeways.

student’s level of campus involvement. “A commuter campus can be a very engaged and very involved campus,” Garibay said. “But more often than not, a student will allow the excuses of commuting as a reason for not getting engaged with your university, to not have pride in their school, to not ask

questions in class or stay longer to talk to the professor.” Freshman Brian Hernandez does not allow commuting to be an excuse to forgo campus involvement, but he said it’s difficult to get fully involved. Hernandez takes four buses and one train to and from CSUN, a three-hour

commute each way from his home in Hawthorne. University events, like Freshman Convocation, can present travel inconveniences for Hernandez. “After Freshman Convocation, I didn’t get home until one in the morning and had to walk unsafe streets,” Hernandez said. “But it was Thursday, so the dangerous people weren’t out.” Despite the lengthy commute, Hernandez said it’s not all bad. “The pride of being a student here outweighs the obstacle,” he said. He is interested in joining Unified We Serve, a volunteer program, as well as Jishin Taiko, a Japanese drumming club, but knows it will be difficult to attend meetings or practices if they run late. Being involved outside of classes

can positively impact students’ in-class performance, said Cheryl Spector, University 100 professor. “People who don’t get involved are more apathetic,” Spector said. “There’s a decline in wanting to do better and even liking their campus. You do more, you do better.” Spector said she has listened to student leaders talk about how a commuting mentality was something they created for themselves, but they did better academically after becoming involved. This is true for Julio Ramos, a Central American Studies senior who serves as treasurer for the Central American Student Association (CAUSA). Ramos said he did not get involved in any clubs or organizations during the first two years of his college career partly because he commuted three hours from Los Angeles using public transportation, and partly because he was spending the majority of his time with his friends from high school. When he and his friends could no longer take classes together, Ramos said he had to find other community members with similar interests. He then joined CAUSA and became a student activist with like-minded peers. “I found a group of passionate students that were working towards making a change in the Central American community,” said Ramos. “I’ve learned to appreciate school and the work that it takes to be an activist.” Ramos said that he would not be as appreciative of his college experience if he did not get involved. “I would have lost an amazing compliment to my academic journey and great experiences that I could use in the future,” Ramos said. “I would be far less critical and aware of the world I’m in.”

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Student chooses not to turn her hobby into a career, picks a major outside her comfort zone Ron Rokhy Daily Sundial


eana Momjian’s interest in visual arts started when her mother encouraged her to draw at a young age. Over the years, this tiny interest developed into an infatuation so strong she transferred to a high school specially tailored for gifted artists. “When I was a kid, I loved to draw it‘s all I would do,” the freshman said. “Since then, my mom has always supported me. Now that I‘m 18 and going to be entering a university, it's still my favorite pastime.” Growing up, she pursued her passion for drawing. After spending her freshmen year at Pasadena High School (PHS), she transferred to the Los Angeles County School for the Arts (LACSA), a school dedicated solely to art, music and theater, in order to follow her passion. “Even though PHS has a great art program, I decided to transfer to LACSA because it offers classes you couldn’t find anywhere else,” she said. “I thought it would be best for me to go to a place where I could focus purely on drawing.” During her high school years Momjian developed her skills in acrylic painting and drawing, and her artwork became influenced by her favorite bands and musicians.

“My favorite band is Tool,” she said. “I’m also a big fan of A Perfect Circle. I just love Maynard James Keenan and most of the bands he's in. His music greatly inspires my artwork. I love to draw abstracts in black and white, and I find his music to be extremely progressive and abstract.” Music is not the only source she draws creativity from. Momjian is also an avid Nintendo fan, she owns and plays games on her Gameboy Advanced and two different Nintendo DS consoles. “In high school, I was the Mario Kart champ of my class,” she said. “We’d always have tournaments after school and I’d always win. I’ve played Mario Kart since I was little, it’s my favorite game, and sometimes it shows in my drawings.” Even though she expresses herself through art, Momjian's major is something completely different, though she may change it if she finds out it isn’t suited for her. “I’m planning on majoring in health administration,” she said. “I’m not going to pursue an art major because I want a change of pace. Momjian said she wanted to try something new, and described herself as "kind of a health nut." But this won't get in the way of her passion for art. "It‘s just something I love to do and could never give it up.”

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Deana Momjian, 18, expresses herself through her favorite pastime: visual arts.

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But obtaining ballot access in all 50 states will be a challenge, said Kristy Michaud, CSUN political science professor. Most states require a specific number of voters to sign a petition in favor of certain party or candidate by a particular time. California requires 1,030,040 signatures for ballot access, according to the California Secretary of State website. The secretary of state has until Sept. 25 to verify the petitions and confirm Americans Elect as an official party eligible to be put on the ballot. Americans Elects have make it to the ballot in Arizona, Alaska, Florida, Kansas, Nevada and Michigan, according to the organization. On Sept. 15 it announced it had begun circulating its petition in Oregon. Despite the record number of people who signed the petition in California, many CSUN students are unaware of the organization and its efforts. “Americans Elect doesn’t sound very interesting to me,” said computer science major Carlos Ruiz, 19. “I honestly don’t even care for politics. I find politics boring.” Political science major Jose Juarez, 24, said he found the concept of Americans Elect confusing. “I’ve never heard of Americans Elect,” he said. “I think it’s kind of weird to try to break a traditional voting system that

Tuesday’s article “Third bathroom option coming soon” incorrectly described the University Student Union’s (USU) role in gender-neutral bathrooms. USU will actively promote four single-occupancy restrooms in its facility, following a decision by theboard of directors Monday. “In creating a gender neutral restroom we can provide an inclusive location for students,” the original proposal read.“By creating a gender neutral restroom the USU hopes to eliminate some of the obstacles students face as part of our campus community.” The board opted not to construct or designate new restrooms or ones labeled gender neutral at this time. Instead, four single use stalls will be promoted as alternatives to usual men’s/women’s restrooms, said Jason Wang, USU associate executive director. The USU has jurisdiction over its facility and the Satellite Student Union (SSU), and two of the space’s single use stalls are gender neutral. Gender neutral restrooms are comprised of individual stalls and a common area to wash hands, they are accessible by everyone and designated for one person to use at time, he said. There are two single-occupancy stalls in the Nordhoff Center,Wang said.They were renovated from dressing rooms into gender neutral restrooms in January 2011. The other two stalls are in the USU’s E-Building, across from the Fitness Center and next to the pool, he said. But they are not specifically labeled as gender neutral.

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this country has used for so long.” Many people are also skeptical of the organization’s goal to get ballot access across the country. “It’s going to be an uphill challenge for Americans Elect to get on the ballot,” Michaud said. “I can’t say whether they will succeed or fail but one thing’s for sure—it’s going to be tricky.” Others are critical of the group’s motives. Jim Cook, who is behind the popular political news blog Irregular Times, said he is not against Americans Elect but questions the truth behind some of the group’s claims. Cook has been tracking the organization’s activities for the last year and said others would benefit to do the same. “I think a critical approach

would be useful for Americans to take regardless of how they feel about Americans Elect,” he said in an email. Despite numerous claims of not being a political party, Americans Elect has registered as such in several states, Cook pointed out in his blog in August. “You’ll have to ask Americans Elect what its motivations are for repeatedly declaring an untruth,” Cook wrote. But Cook isn’t all critical. He said if the group could reform itself, he could support them. Richard Winger, publisher and editor of Ballot Access News, has also monitored the actions of Americans Elect. “I am very happy about the existence of Americans Elect,” said Winger, an expert on ballot access law who believes the group has a high chance of making it to the ballot in all 50 states.

Even if Americans Elect succeeds, the organization faces the problem of fighting for voter attention, especially in California, where there are already six previously established and qualified political parties, Michaud said. When it comes down to selecting a presidential candidate, voters are most likely to vote based on party identification, Michaud added. Because Democratic and Republican parties are the two most distinguishable groups, it is unlikely voters will choose a lesser-known party on election day. Psychology major Gabby Henriquez, 20, follows the concept of party identification. “I pay very little attention to politics, so my vote will probably go to the party I’ve heard most about,” she said.

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imeliness played a large part in the campus alerts sent out on Tuesday regarding a suspected gunman on campus. Just recently, in July, a gunman went into a camp in Norway and shot and killed at least 80 people within only an hour’s time. It took longer than this brief period to inform CSUN students of the incident involving a suspected gunman on campus. If the situation were to be a serious threat and the suspected gunman were planning on shooting students or faculty, he could have already gotten to a large number of people before the community was even aware of what was going on. The alert said that the police first received information at 10:27 a.m. and wasn’t sent to students until 11:50 a.m. The procedure for campus

alerts is written in the Clery Report. Although it does not give a specified amount of time in which an alert must be posted, it states: The purpose of a timely advisory is to alert the campus community to the occurrence of a crime that poses an ongoing threat to the campus community and/or to heighten safety awareness of students and employees in a manner that will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. In certain situations, the Chief of Police (or her designee in her absence) will make a decision, in consultation with other administrative personnel as needed, whether to disclose the incident through a public notice to the community via print and electronic means.

Though the police may have held off sending the alert to check for the warning’s accuracy, it’s better to be safe than sorry and alert the campus before it’s too late.

The massacre at Virginia Tech in 2007 involved a student, Seung-Hui Cho, shooting 60 people at his college. Though the police did issue a warning, it was sent through email, not the fastest way of communication, and not until several hours after threats of a gunman and several victims already died. A similar event at the University of Texas last year ended in the death of the suspect, however, no students were injured. The incident first began shortly after 8 a.m., according to the Daily Texan, and the first emergency text messages were sent at 8:23 a.m. Family Consumer Sciences major Daniel Millman said he wasn’t surprised or bothered by the late arrival of the alerts. “I’m okay with it,” he said. “I’m sure it took a while to investigate it and see how true the threat was and who the sources were. It probably took a while to see if it was real.” Millman added that the threats could have been made

to police out of reluctance to take a test or something similar to get out of class. “If it was a more serious threat, we wouldn’t be here after what happened at Virginia Tech,” he said. Even if the call to the police were out of animosity, it is still something that needs to be taken seriously because it could have been something similar to the above cases. Public Health major Cindy Cruz said that although she didn’t arrive to campus until 3:30 p.m., she read the updates on her phone through email. “I think we should be notified right when it happens because for me, it’s important to know what’s going on,” she said. Cruz said the updates helped her to decide whether or not it was safe to attend her afternoon classes. As a student myself, I’d rather know right away if there is something to be on the lookout about rather than to wait and find out it’s too late, maybe then, someone could have found the suspect earlier.

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olitically conservative and religious groups are scrambling to gain 550,000 signatures to place a proposition on next year’s ballot to repeal Senate Bill 48, the “Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act.” The FAIR Ed act, approved by Gov. Jerry Brown in July, would revise the education code to require “instruction in social sciences to include a study of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other cultural groups, to the development of California and the United States” and would prohibit discriminatory instructional material. The bill will benefit all Californians and Americans because it will help educators tell a more accurate story of our country. It will expand and diversify our American identity and challenge our current pedagogy--education and teaching methods, which still privilege the narrative of heterosexual, white, anglo-saxon protestant (WASP) males. Not surprisingly, opponents of the bill include the Traditional Values Coalition, Randy Thomasson of, the Protect Kids Foundation and Catholics

for the Common Good. Their disapproval of the FAIR Ed act is based on their religious, moral and ethical judgements of sexuality and argue that SB48 “sexualizes” education. In their mission to hang on to a heteronormative society where there is no room for sexual or gender variety beyond straightness, they forget or ignore the bill’s goal is not to promote LGBT issues or people over others. It is to include groups into our social sciences who do not get enough attention or context in twenty-first century history books. However, even non-conservative institutions, like the Los Angeles Times, do not approve of SB48. In an April editorial, the Times wrote that politics should not meddle in business of academia. “History is a story best told by historians, not by politicians,” the Times wrote. They compared the liberal agenda to edit education to the way conservatives on the Texas state board of education ordered changes in history books, such as minimizing racism inherent in the interning of 100,000 Japanese Americans during World War II, downplaying the role of founding father Thomas Jefferson, in part because he coined the phrase ‘separation of church and state,’ and reducing references to Islam. The Times does not see the important distinction between what happened in Texas and what is happening in our state. Texas conservatives changed their books to delete or exclude important minority narratives in history so curriculum would strengthen the dominant, WASP narrative, the voices of people

in power. The goal of SB48 is to diversify our account of America and consider the voices of the powerless, marginalized and excluded as equally American. Senator Mark Leno’s office cites studies that show “the lack of information and discussion on these issues perpetuates negative stereotypes of LGBT people and leads to increased bullying of young people.” Education is not separate from political cultures, just as our past is not separate from our present. Including minority narratives into our historical dialogue is important because it gives minority Americans more context to build their identity and understand their place in history. The history of Indigenous Americans, Mexican Americans and African Americans should not only be told from the narrative of the European conquerors. Voices of women, LGBT and disabled people, who are present in every race and ethnicity, should not be marginalized.


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he Big West Conference opener resulted in a big win for the Matadors (4-4-1) as they powered through UC Davis, 3-0, Wednesday afternoon at Aggie Soccer Field. The victory was CSUN’s first against the Aggies (2-5-2) in almost six years. Co-captain Rafael Garcia made sure the Matadors came away with the win. By pushing Davis to make critical mistakes, Garcia was able to capitalize, CSUN head coach Terry Davila said. “They got behind us, that’s why they fouled us,” Davila said. “It wasn’t mistakes, we got behind them and force them to trip us.” Davis gave up two penalty kicks to CSUN, the first in the 68th minute and the other in the 76th. Both shots were taken by Garcia, and he scored on both attempts. Aggie goalkeeper Omar Zeenni fouled midfielder Thomas Ramos, who scored the opening goal four minutes into the match, resulting in the second penalty kick and a yellow card shown to the goalie. “(Ramos) earned us two penalty kicks and I stepped up and tucked them in,” Garcia

said. “I thought that was the easy part. (Ramos) is the one that worked for both of them.” Ramos’ score set the tone early for the Matadors. CSUN midfielder Rene Anguiano ran the ball up the right sideline and crossed it to the midfielder, who put the ball in the net from six yards out. Offense was on CSUN’s mind the entire match. The team came out shooting, tallying nine shots in the first half. Ramos led the way with his goal and had another shot attempt in the half. Five Matadors had shot attempts before the end of the first half. “Our objective was to put our will upon them,” Davila said. CSUN finished the game with 16 shots, five on goal, while Davis finished with nine shots, two on goal. “From the very beginning, we got after them,” Garcia said. “And (Ramos) again came through and tucked one in for us, and after that we got a lot of confidence and started attacking and taking over the game. From then on it was pretty much our game.” Matador goalkeeper Michael Abalos had two saves. His teammates on defense helped by blocking and deflecting shots. Another indicator of CSUN pushing offensively was their

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offside count. The Matadors had five offside calls, indicating their over-aggressiveness caught them out of position too often. It was a physical game between the teams with CSUN accumulating 15 fouls and Davis having 13. The Aggies had four players receive yellow cards. The Matadors also had their share of cards, with Ramos

and forward Edwin Rivas written up. Davis came close to tying the match in the 47th minute, but Aggie midfielder Elliot Hord’s shot hit the post. Defensively, the Matadors were able to keep Davis in check, only allowing them to get two shots off in the first half. In the second half, however, the Aggies showed a sense of urgen-

cy and took seven more shots. The Matadors come back home to face Cal State Fullerton Saturday at 7 p.m. in their second Big West match.

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Former UCLA standout and current Cleveland Cavalier Ryan Hollins has teamed up with Calabasas High School and John Muir High to hold a charity basketball event on Sunday with all the proceeds going to former Cal State Northridge basketball guard Joseph Frazier. Frazier, who is a Calabasas High assistant coach, was a victim of a hit-andrun on Aug. 22, which left him in a coma. Hollins, who was teammates with Frazier at Muir High, organized the event which will feature eighteen high school teams and nine games. The daylong invitational will be held at Calabasas High School (22855 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas, CA 91302), starting at 9:30 a.m. and capping off with Calabasas versus Muir at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices are $10.

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Sam Kaul (15), Natalie Allen (9) and the rest of the Matadors will try to improve their Big West record to 2-0.

he CSUN women’s volleyball team hopes to continue its winning formula in Big West Conference play as it prepares for its conference home opener against Long Beach State Friday night. The Matadors (7-6, Big West 1-0) started their Big West Conference schedule on the right note after beating UC Riverside on the road Saturday night. The Matadors swept the Highlanders in front of a hostile crowd at the UCR Recreation Center. CSUN was led by excellent passing and aggressive hitting from Natalie Allen, Mahina Haina and Casey Hinger. “Overall, we had a very good match at Riverside,” CSUN head coach Jeff Stork said. “We can be better. I was pleasantly surprised on how certain players did because I saw a lot of room for improve-

ment in them.” Among those improved players is setter Sydney Gedryn, who has taken the position over senior and former starter Sam Orlandini. Gedryn had a double-double of 38 assists and 10 digs at Riverside. Gedryn and the Matadors will look to take that momentum as they return home for matches against Long Beach State (7-5, 1-1) and Cal State Fullerton (7-7, 2-0) on Friday and Saturday, respectively. “I am happy with where we are as a team,” Stork said. “We are trying to make some improvements on particular areas, but, overall, this is a good volleyball team and I am confident going into this weekend.” The Matadors have beaten the 49ers at home three consecutive times dating back to 2008. Long Beach State, which has been predicted to win the Big West this year by a coaches’ poll, might come into the game limping, according to Stork. “If I were to look at Long Beach right now, unfortunately


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for them, (opposite hitter) Caitlin Ledoux may not be playing,” Stork said. “It is unfortunate for the league because she is a great player, and we may not have to focus on her. But you never know. Long Beach may come out and all of a sudden there she is.” Ledoux is a two-time AllAmerica Honorable Mention selection and ranks ninth alltime in career kills at Long Beach State with 1,268. She needs 110 digs to reach 1,000, which would put her in an elite group of just four other 49ers with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs. CSUN libero Cindy Ortiz said the team has scouted

Ledoux and they will be ready for her if she starts. Gedryn feels confident going into the weekend. She said that if they can carry over the hitting and passing from the Riverside match, the team can come out with wins against both the 49ers and Titans. Stork said his team wants to improve its blocking because Fullerton, the defending Big West champion, relies heavily on two players for its offense: Kayla Neto and Bre Moreland. “If we can control their No. 1 or No. 2 hitter and minimize what the other players do, I think we have a good shot at them as well,” Stork said.

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he CSUN women’s soccer team looks to put past failures behind as it opens its Big West Conference season with a Friday road match-up against Pacific. The Matadors (2-6-1) have struggled scoring in the first part of the season, but CSUN head coach Keith West is optimistic the scoring will increase during conference play. “I believed from the first game of the year (that shots will go in),” West said. “They (shots) are going to start falling for us. I never stop believing.” CSUN has scored a total of nine goals in nine games this year, but it has been shut out five times. The Matadors, who are averaging 4.6 shots on goal per game, have had plenty of scoring opportunities, but have not been able to take advantage. CSUN hopes its non-conference schedule, which included matches against UCLA, Texas and LMU, benefits them during league play. “We’ve lost a few against really good teams,” junior forward Melissa Fernandez said. “Hopefully, we come to conference and play teams that aren’t up-to-par with (those match-ups) and we play better.” Pacific (6-4) finished the 2010 season in fourth place in the Big

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West standings, just behind the Matadors. Senior forward Kristina Wavomba leads the Tigers with seven goals this season. Wavomba, who is second in goals in the Big West, has had back-to-back two-goal games. Senior midfielder Angelica Figueroa leads the Tigers with six assists. As a team, Pacific has scored 20 goals and has 21 assists. The Tigers are averaging two goals per game and 12.8 shots per game. Sophomore goalkeeper Tashia Long has allowed 12 goals and has a .755 save percentage. This is Long’s first year as a full-time starter at the net. Last season, she played in six games and allowed four goals, with a .765 save percentage. In the teams’ only meeting last year, CSUN defeated Pacific 1-0. The Matadors have been on the wrong end of close matches on many occasions this season. CSUN



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has lost four 1-0 games. “We got to get results,” West said. “We had a lot of results this year that haven't gone our way. We just keep getting tested." Fernandez’s play has been the one consistency for the Matadors this season. Fernandez is second on the team with two goals and first on the team with three assists. Fernandez had her best allaround game on Friday, when she scored a goal and added two assists. “I’m getting more chances,” the junior said. “(On Friday) I was fast and my shots were on target.” West said that Fernandez’s play has been “very good” of late and everyone has been playing well. CSUN’s weekend ends with a road game against UC Davis (6-3) on Sunday. They have scored 14 goals and given up six. The Matadors return home Oct. 7 for their first home conference game.

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Marcos Avila (William Barfée), Kelsy Porter (Rona Lisa Peretti) and Savanna Chute (Miss Betty Spano) in “The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee.” Porter’s character relives her childhood memory of receiving the spelling bee trophy.

At CSUN’s Little Theatre, where the Tony-award wining musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” is performed, the actors in the show are just as enthusiastic as their characters. By the Sept. 23 opening night, all shows in the first weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – and the Sept. 28 show, had all sold out. The musical shows the determination and ambition of six elementary school spellers which carries them through an afternoon of emotional upheaval and disappointment. In the opening song, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” the spellers sing: “It's a very big, very fraught — simple but it's not — it's a very big undertaking.” The six characters – Leaf Coneybear, Chip Tolentino, William Barfée, Olive Ostrovsky, Marcy Park and Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre – must all undergo personal battles and emotional upheavals in their attempt to win the spelling bee and go to a national competition in Washington, D.C.

Other participants involved in the spelling bee are Rona Lisa Peretti, host and winner of the third annual spelling bee; Miss Spano, the language arts teacher; Douglas Panch, vice principal of the elementary school, returning after a five-year absence; and Mitch Mahoney, a parolee on community service working as the comfort counselor. Four volunteers from the audience are invited to participate in the spelling bee, ensuring that each performance is unique. “It’s a really fun show,” said Alex Tordi, senior theatre major who plays Leaf Coneybear in the show. “You get to let loose and have fun. I got to play with the character and create his personality from scratch.” Leaf Coneybear, listed in the program as a “late replacement” from an alternative lifestyle, has a large family that is unsupportive of him. One of his solos is titled “I’m Not that Smart.” Wearing a cape he made himself, a bicycle helmet and exuding energy from every pore, Tordi never stops moving,

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dancing, jumping, running, and spinning across the stage. “I’ve never played a character like this before,” Tordi said. “Leaf has a lot of funny moments.” Indeed, the audience never stopped laughing, both at Tordi’s antics and at other

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ation m or “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” Musical When: Sept. 29 - 30 & Oct. 1 - 2, 2011 Curtain time: 7:30 p.m., except Sun. at 2 p.m. Where: Nordhoff Hall’s Little Theatre Price: $20 (general); $17 (seniors); $16 (faculty); $15 (students); $9 (early bird students) Info: or call box office at 818/ 677-2488


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The cast of ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ sing about how crazy and chaotic life can be.

Kelsey Porter (Rona Lisa Peretti), Leatrice Innocent (Olive Ostrovsky) and Barton Perry (Mitch Mahoney/Olive’s father) sing a song about being together as a family.

Patrick Batiste’s character, Chip Tolentino, stands at the microphone, embarassed after seeing a girl in the crowd. Photos by Andres Aguila / Daily Sundial


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Marcos Avila (William Barfée) and Leatrice Innocent (Olive Ostrovsky) sing a duet in ‘The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee.’

jokes throughout the show. Logainne Schwartzandgrubenierre, played by Jasmine Cervantes, is the daughter of two gay fathers who push her to succeed. Schwartzandgrubenierre is the youngest competitor and president of her elementary school’s Gay Straight Alliance. At one point in the show, she stands on the bleachers and makes a joke about the insanity of Michelle Bachman’s presidential campaign. One of the audience volunteers, Vania Ellison, was excited to attend the show. “I thought it was a real spelling bee,” said Ellison, deaf studies senior. “I’m not a big fan of musicals in particular, but I loved it. Being able to participate made the show a lot of fun.” The show, competitive to the end, fights the idea of striving

for perfection for perfection’s sake and encourages cooperation between the spellers. “As the competition intensifies, so does the need for compassion, ethics, selfawareness and sympathy for their competitors,” wrote Director Garry D. Lennon in the playbill. “While the competitors each want to win, and as their numbers dwindle, the students learn they must depend on each other and they all share in various levels of self-doubt at insecurity.” As serious a message the show carries, it also has a lighthearted whimsy that leaves the audience laughing and happy. “Everyone comes from different backgrounds,” said sophomore Barton Perry, who played Comfort Counselor Mitch Mahoney, Logainne’s father, Dan, and Olive’s father. “We’re all the same, but we’re all different at the same time. We need to accept each others’ differences and celebrate what makes us special.”

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Campus Chic Photos by Jessica Albano / Contributor

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19, Political Science Why we like it: This causal outfit is functional for being out and about campus on a warm, sunny day. Her perfectly matched Nikes and T-shirt create an effortlessly fashionable ensemble and the bright yellow offers a great pop of color. STYLE INSPIRATION: Kreayshawn

Lisa Bassior

21, Theatre Why we like it: The mixture of different fabrics adds spice to this classic outfit. The embroidery detail on her purple skirt is nicely paired with a trendy cropped top. Her dark boots create a fashionable contrast to this girly outfit. STYLE INSPIRATION: Her mom, the 60’s and 70’s, and vintage pieces

Edwina McFadden

19, Health Education Why we like it: Feminine, flowy and fun sums up this outfit. This great shade of pink is understated and classic. Her accessories, especially her hat, turn this simple dress into a stylish outfit. STYLE INSPIRATION: Her mom and occasional modeling jobs


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With a recent change in the lineup, the upcoming Big Show is still expected to be better and bigger than ever, said Ashley Berry, director of A.S. SPACE. Singer, Dev who was scheduled to perform at this year’s Big Show will be unable to due to medical reasons, Berry said. Dev has cancelled all her scheduled performances and events in the near future. Up-and-coming alternative rap artist Kreayshawn, most widely recognized for her song “Gucci Gucci,” will be replacing Dev at the Big Show on Saturday, Oct. 1, Berry said. B.o.B. and The Cataracs are still scheduled to perform. “The Big Show will be full-on entertainment,” Berry said. “We have a full lineup and we are really excited for this year’s show.” Besides the live music, ticket holders will be able to enjoy various activities, including a 12-foot neon paint wall and ghouls from Halloween Horror Night at Universal Studios. A variety of gourmet food trucks will also be on-hand to serve hungry patrons, including Don Chow Tacos and Lobsta Truck, Berry said. A.S. is hoping for a sold out show on Saturday, Berry said. “Tickets are still available, but they are running out fast, ” Berry said. “So (if you are interested) get them

Big Show 11 Headlining B.o.B, The Cataracs and Kreayshawn

Date: Saturday, Oct. 1 Time: Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 pre-sale & $20 at the door Vendors at this event will only be accepting cash; ATMs will be available

Discounts only apply to pre-purchased tickets prior to the day of the event. Discounts based on full price Halloween Horror Nights general admission of $62. Restrictions apply. SCREAM 4™ & ©2011 The Weinstein Company LLC. All rights reserved. Ghost Face® mask used by permission under copyright license from Easter Unlimited, Inc./Fun World Div. Ghost Face® is a registered trademark of Easter Unlimited, Inc./Fun World Div. All Rights Reserved. Dimension Films ©2011. All Rights Reserved. ©2002 House of 1000 Corpses, LLC. All rights reserved. THE THING ©2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved. 11-LOC-11157



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We put together the best bets for your week so you don’t have to! Your guide to all things free (or at least cheap) in Los Angeles over the next seven days.



What: Art After Hours Why: This week Art After Hours will offer a T-shirt deconstruction workshop focusing on how to recycle, deconstruct and reconstruct old T-shirts into wearable art. Spend the rest of the night enjoying live music sponsored by KSPC 88.7 FM. Where: Pomona College Museum of Art - 333 N. College Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 time: 5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Price: Free




What: Bright Stars and Enchanting Stories Why: Enjoy the great outdoors and spend the evening star gazing in the heart of Los Angeles. Where: Vista Hermosa Natural Park - 100 N. Toluca St., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Meet at Grotto Amphitheater) time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Price: Free


What: Eagle Rock Music Festival Why: Spend the day enjoying a variety of musical talents in northeast Los Angeles, including headliners Flying Lotus and Health. Where: Center for the Arts Eagle Rock - 2225 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041 time: 4 p.m. - 11 p.m. Price: Free; $5 suggested donation




What: Beyond Eden 2011 Why: Last chance to see the third edition of Beyond Eden, a multigallery event featuring Los Angeles artists involved in the New Contemporary Art Movement. Where: L.A. Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park - 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 time: Noon - 5 p.m. Price: Free



What: Fall Harvest Festival Why: Take the day off of work or school to pick perfect your pumpkin followed by a stroll through the corn maze. Where: Underwood Family Farms 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark, CA 93021 time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Price: $3 (weekdays); $12 (weekends)



What: ‘Golden State of Craft: California 1960 - 1985’ Art Exhibit Why: This exhibition displays the work of artists who played a significant role in the American Craft Movement. It is also part of the city-wide Pacific Standard Time, a collaboration of more than 50 cultural centers to give light to the L.A. art scene. Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum - 5814 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Price: $7 (general); $5 (students)



What: Athens Park Farmers Market Why: Enjoy some certified organic food, beverages, and coffee at a community staple. Where: Athens Park - 12603 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90061 time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Price: Free

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Week 3 bonus task: go matadors! Attend a CSUN sporting event this weekend, wear Matador colors and cheer loudly for your team! On Friday, our Women's volleyball team will face off against Long Beach in the Matadome at 7 p.m., and on Saturday they will be playing Cal State Fullerton at 7 p.m. Also on Saturday, our Men's soccer team will play Fullerton at 7 p.m. at the Matador Soccer Field (admission is free with I.D.!) Take a picture of the scoreboard during or after halftime and send it to What’s At Stake? You will earn 10 points for each game you attend, up to a total of 20 points! Sponsored by the Matador Bookstore

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