February 21, 2012
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STEM CELL RESEARCH
NATIONAL | Washington’s debate
Contraception bill causes tussle HHS bill might affect students under CSUF health insurance DAVID HOOD
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ANIBAL ORTIZ / Daily Titan Dhruv Kumbhani didn’t know what he wanted to do before joining the CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program. He studied with Nilay Patel, Ph.D, assistant professor of cell biology.
Biology department receives funds
California Institute of Regenerative Medicine gives students money ERINN GROTEFEND Daily Titan
Cal State Fullerton’s Biology Department was awarded $1.28 million from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM). CIRM has funded 13 CSU campuses and three community colleges in California. Nilay V. Patel, Ph.D, CSUF assistant professor of cell biology and director of the CIRM Bridges to Stem Cell Research Program, said the program helps prepare undergraduate students for a career in stem cell research.
“CIRM’s goal is to bring stem cell-based therapies to the clinic,” said Patel. “Their multifaceted approach has created many career opportunities in the field.” Patel said the program introduces students to stem cell research and qualifies them to fill positions and promote more research. He said this research created a boom in jobs for stem cell researchers at all career levels and has resulted in a shift within the biotechnology industry. Kathryn Dickson, acting chair and professor of biological science, said this program gives students fundamental techniques, skills and knowledge for the career they have chosen. “These programs are time intensive and hands-on for the
student,” said Dickson. “Students work with faculty in other institutions and gain more than they do in a lecture classroom.” Dickson said training students in stem cell research is important to fill workforce needs in an area of science that is developing methods for therapeutic purposes. She emphasized the importance of this program because it allows students to receive funding during their internship. The 14-month long program is divided into two sections. From June to December, students take classes at CSUF for more than 40 hours per week and from January to July, students intern full-time at the host laboratory. When students attend CSUF, they are enrolled in stem cell
research or research-related courses. Patel describes this as a “training phase” for students. During the internship phase, students are provided a stipend of $2,500 per month during the seven months. Students also receive a partial tuition reimbursement of $2,500 for the spring semester. The host research laboratories are the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), University of California, Irvine, University of California, Riverside and University of Southern California. Patel said these locations were chosen based on proximity and their commitment to stem cell research. See CELLS, page 2
LOCAL | Police department
Fullerton Police Department moving forward City wants to get past the controversy with ex-police chief VANESSA MARTINEZ Daily Titan
The Fullerton Police Department is looking to move forward after former Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers’ retirement went into effect Saturday, only three days before independent investigators release the first of three reports on the death of Kelly Thomas. Mike Gennaco, chief attorney for the Los Angeles Office of Independent Review, will share his findings with the council Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Fullerton City Hall, according to a press release from the city of Fullerton. After Sellers announced his retirement earlier this month, the Fullerton community is looking to move on after the controversy following Thomas’ death, said City Manager Joe Felz. Sellers’ announcement coincided with the resolution of his workers’ compensation claims, according to a press release issued earlier this month by the police department. Sellers will receive approximately $150,000 for his workers’ compensation claims, including legal fees, in
WILLIAM CAMARGO / Daily Titan Dan Hughes, acting chief of police for the city of Fullerton since Jan. 3, took over after the retirement of Kevin Hamilton.
addition to his retirement. Felz said the medical claim “resolves any further liability on the part of the city” and “represents a true retirement, where there is no responsibility in Fullerton taxpayers for future medical costs for him.” He also said the city has seen a wide range of reaction to Sellers’ retirement, but there is an overall desire to move on. As far as selecting a new police chief, Felz said no candidates have been determined, nor will be for a few months — meanwhile, he and the council will
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be reviewing their options. “We have an excellent acting chief at this point, Dan Hughes,” said Felz. “He will be in that role (for) the next several months.” Acting Chief of Police Dan Hughes said the department is doing things differently, like allowing entrance to the press and being more open to the community. Hughes began his career in 1983 as a police cadet and was hired as a police officer in 1985. See CHIEF, page 3
President Barack Obama’s mandate to require all employers and public universities to provide free contraception, with the exception of some religious institutions, is still being fought in churches and by conservatives who say that it is not enough. It is now known as the “Contraception Compromise.” It all began Jan. 20, when it was reported that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released a statement with the issued mandate. “Today the department is announcing that the final rule on preventive health services will ensure that women with health insurance coverage will have access to the full range of the Institute of Medicine’s recommended preventive services, including all FDA-approved forms of contraception,” said Sebelius in a U.S Department of Health and Human Services news release.
The controversy continued in a meeting in the Oval Office a few weeks later where President Obama, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Joshua DuBois, the White House director of faith-based initiatives and Vice President Joe Biden debated the idea of mandatory contraception coverage by churchrun hospitals and colleges. “ ... We’ve reached a decision on how to move forward. Under the rule, women will still have access to preventive care that includes contraceptive services — no matter where they work. So that core principle remains,” said Obama in a press conference to announce the decision for the compromise. On the morning of Feb. 16, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform met in Congress to hear “Lines Crossed: Separation of Church and State. Has the Obama Administration Trampled on Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Conscience?” which was a panel comprised of inter-religious authorities from Catholicism to Judaism. See HHS BILL, page 2
SPORTS | Baseball
Freshmen debut in series loss to Florida The No. 16 Titans went 1-2 against the nation’s No. 1 team this past weekend BLAKE FOGG Daily Titan
The opening series started out rough for No. 16 Cal State Fullerton baseball team, dropping their first two games against No. 1 Florida, but they managed to overturn a three-run deficit and take the final game 8-5 Sunday. It was a tough task for the Titans playing against the defending College World Series champions and seven preseason All-Americans, but they proved they can play with the best in the country. Game one saw the pitching matchup of Titan junior pitcher Jake Floro and Gator junior pitcher Hudson Randall. Both pitchers started strong, allowing one hit and one run through four innings. With the game tied 3-3 going into the bottom of the seventh, the Titans introduced Jose Cardona to replace Floro. The freshman pitcher struck out his first batter, but loaded the bases by giving up a single and walking two straight batters. He was replaced by another freshman pitcher, Kody Gauna. Gauna cashed in all the runners by hitting a batter, allowing a sacrifice fly and two RBI singles to give the Gators a 7-3 advantage. The Titans couldn’t answer back and lost game one. In game two the Titans gave up a four-run fourth inning to lose 5-2 and the series. Junior first basemen Carlos Lopez got the Titans on the board with an RBI double in the first inning. The Titans added to their lead in the third inning when junior right-fielder Anthony Hutting hit an RBI grounder that
brought in Lopez for a 2-0 lead. Titan starting redshirt freshman pitcher Grahamm Weist allowed only one hit through three innings when the Gators offense exploded for four runs on four hits in the fourth inning to take a 4-2 lead. Florida seniors Daniel Pigott and Preston Tucker hit consecutive oneout singles. Junior Mike Zunino had a basehit to right center fielder Pigott. Then freshman Taylor Gushue hit a triple in the right field corner scoring Tucker and Zunino to take a 3-2 lead. Freshman Justin Shafer’s sacrifice fly into left field scored Gushue adding their fourth run in the inning. Junior relief pitcher Austin Maddox retired his first 10 Titan batters and pitched four scoreless innings as the Titans dropped the second game 5-2. The Titans salvaged the weekend series by winning the last game 8-5. Titan reliever Gauna allowed one run and six hits over five innings to earn the win. Freshman designated hitter J.D. Davis was 3-for-5 with a three-run homer in the sixth. Lopez had three hits and a three RBI game and Lorenzen had three hits and picked up the save. The Titans went down 3-0 in the second inning after three-hitbatters, a walk and two-run single by Pigott. The Titans scored four runs on five hits in the fifth to take a 4-3 lead. Lorenzen’s infield single scored Greg Velazquez and Ivory Thomas’ double off the left field wall scored Pedroza. Lopez two-run single brought in Lorenzen and Thomas to give the Titans the lead. See BASEBALL, page 6
February 21, 2012
CELLS: Program provides hands-on experience for students ...Continued from page 1 Robert Koch, acting dean for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, said it is important to establish new companies to put out stem cell based products. Koch said a company needs a lot of workers when they generate a product. “One of the things the Cal State University can do is train undergraduates to work in stem cell biology and be ready to go into those companies and work,” Koch said. Acceptance into the program requires the completion of the gateway biology courses, three letters of recommendation and dedication to the program full-time for 14 months. Previous research experience is not required for acceptance into the program. “The applicants were evaluated based on their interest in stem cell research, ability to discuss approaches used by researchers (experimental design), academic performance and recommendation letters,” Patel said. The program provides an excellent research experience and prepares students for a career in stem cell research, Patel said. “Professors at our partnering Ph.D. granting institutions reported
that seven of the ten students from year one were proficient in cell and molecular biology research and were comparable to a first-year Ph.D. student,” Patel said. Brittany Greer, 22, a biological science major, is currently enrolled in the program. She applied to gain experience and knowledge about stem cells. Greer said this is a new field, and to be a part of it is an amazing experience. “The therapeutic potential that stem cells have is truly amazing,” said Greer. “To be a part of this research field is both humbling and rewarding.” Greer said the program has provided her with the experience and knowledge required to reach her goal of obtaining an M.D./Ph.D. Greer chose the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at UCI because their main focus is spinal cord injury. “I am fascinated with neural stem cells and the potential to rescue a spinal cord injury site,” Greer said in an email. Greer said she plans to publish an article in a journal pertaining to her research conducted at her internship. She said her best experience has been the opportunity to network. “The worst part is not having your experiments work,” Greer said. “But, this allows you to troubleshoot and prove you belong in this field.”
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HHS BILL: Religious groups disagree with Obama
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DAVID HOOD / For the Daily Titan Debate among religious groups has ensued since Obama proposed a mandate for free contraceptives to all employers and public universities. Individuals like Rick Warren, a pastor, are against government interferring in religious orders concerning contraceptives.
...Continued from page 1 “Southern Baptists and people of other various faith communities are outraged with President Obama’s socalled compromise on his administration’s abortion mandate,” said Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. “In his attempt to mollify his radical proabortion supporters, President Obama has declared that individual conscience is subject to government edict.” The most famous line of the day from the hearing came from Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). “Where are the women? I don’t see one single woman here on the panel,” said Maloney, underscoring the perspective of the political left that have, as they claim, “left out women from the debate.” “Since all reasonable objections by religious groups have now been fully accommodated, it’s now clearer than ever that anyone who still opposes this plan really just opposes affordable access to birth control — period,” stated the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a liberal think tank in Washington, D.C.
Obama and many others have labeled this as a “Catholic issue,” but other Christian groups have taken a strong stance as well. “I’m not a Catholic, but I stand in 100 percent solidarity with my brothers & sisters to practice their belief against gov’t pressure,” said Rick Warren, pastor and author of the bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, on his Twitter page. “I’d go to jail rather than cave in to a government mandate that violates what God commands us to do. Would you? Acts 5:29,” he said in another tweet. Both sides of the aisle are accusing each other of a “war on culture.” Those on the right say Obama’s intention is to disassemble religious, social and economic liberty. From the liberal perspective, it means an unwillingness from the right to make allowances to health care, social reform and economic fairness. The mandate is set to be effective August 2012, just in time for Cal State Fullerton students to begin the fall semester. According to the bill, students insured by CSUF’s student health insurance would be able to receive contraceptive services via the Student Health and Counseling Center. The fiscal impact of the bill on the California State Universities is unknown at this time.
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South Korean military vehicles and personnel participated in a drill near the heavily-militarized Korean Demilitarized Zone, its border with North Korea. Officials from North Korea said the South’s military exercise was provocation, according to the CNN website. Live ammunition was used by tanks, artillery pieces and attack helicopters on an island off the Korean Peninsula’s west coast. The regular drill lasted one hour. South Korean officials said they notified the North of the drill on Sunday. In 2010, North Korea fired artillery at South Korea’s military during an exercise in the same area. The artillery strikes killed two South Korean marines and two civilians. More tensions are expected in the coming weeks; two exercises have been planned involving large U.S. and South Korean military contingents and are scheduled to occur between February and April. Brief by Ian Wheeler
Mexican Prisoners Escape A weekend prison riot resulted in the escape of 30 inmates and dozens of deaths in northern Mexico. It was a rivalry between drug cartels that fueled the conflict, which also resulted in 44 deaths inside the prison, reported CNN. The Monterrey, Nuevo Leon prison director and 18 guards are under investigation following the riot. Nuevo Leon Gov. Rodrigo Medina and the Mexican authorities suspect that officials could have helped the inmates escape. A leader of the Zetas drug cartel was among the escapees. The Zetas, once the armed branch of Mexico’s Gulf cartel, have a reputation for ruthless violence. The clashes, which occurred in a part of the prison where most inmates are serving federal drug trafficking offenses, might have begun as a fight between the Zetas and Gulf cartels. A reward of 10 million pesos (about $788,000) has been offered to anyone with information that leads to the escapees’ capture. Brief by Yvette Quintero
Californians for Higher Education A recent graduate from University of California, Irvine has been leading a campaign that can potentially have a positive impact on the affordability and accessibility of California public higher education, according to a press release. The proposed amendment to the state constitution, known as Californians for a Higher Education Contract 2012 (CHEC2012), would eliminate tuition increases for students who have good academic standings and are making satisfactory progress toward a degree. Basically, students would experience a flat rate in tuition throughout their pursuit of a college degree if they meet the regular standards. According to the written initiative, a student is making satisfactory progress toward a degree if “the pace at which the student is successfully completing coursework will permit him or her to receive the degree within the applicable timeline specified in the official catalogue of the campus at which the student is enrolled.” The state attorney general is expected to issue a title and summary within six weeks. The campaign can then begin collecting signatures needed to qualify the measure for the November ballot. Brief by Sean Viele
February 21, 2012
High school students injured in traffic accident
ASI seeks new voices Various colleges need representatives LAUREN HARRITY Daily Titan
ANIBAL ORTIZ / Daily Titan Six disabled students from La Vista and La Sierra High School between the ages of 16 and 22 were taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital after their school bus was struck by a Dodge Ram at the intersection of State College Boulevard and Dorothy Lane Thursday afternoon. No life-threatening injuries were reported.
Free food for students’ opinions ASI committee works to listen to student suggestions and issues LINDA HOANG Daily Titan
In the front lobby of the Titan Student Union Wednesday, members of the Associated Students, Inc. University Affairs Committee handed out comment cards, free snacks and drinks to students as a part of its new outreach campaign: Your Campus, Your Voice. Megan Martinez, 22, ASI chief administrative officer and chair of the University Affairs Committee, said the outreach campaign is a way for students to express their concerns about the campus and get a response. Martinez, a child and adolescent development and sociology double major, came up with the idea for this campaign over the summer. “I came across the situation of trying to figure out what University Affairs should be looking at,” said Martinez. “What do students want? And we did informal polls last year … but not a full campaign, to actually get out there and meet these
students and find out what they actually want.” Martinez said this was the first semester of the campaign’s launch and many students may not know about the campaign. She said University Affairs dedicated this semester to making the campaign known and providing the foundation for her successor. Members of the University Affairs Committee have visited different clubs and organizations, including the InterClub Council, to receive feedback about the campus. In addition, Martinez said the campaign has reached students through class presentations and tabling. “My overall goal is to be able to … get this feedback from students and let them know what is going on,” Martinez said. “You come to us and say parking sucks … okay, let me find out why, let me see if I can change it and then I’ll get back to you.” Stanley Chao, 21, a political science and economics double major, was the University Affairs Committee member who planned the tabling event. As Chao approached students, he explained the campaign’s goals
and offered them comment cards to write their concerns. Chao reiterated the desire to respond to students’ concerns. “One good thing that someone brought up was that one of the blue (emergency) poles was not working and that’s probably something that University Affairs can tackle and bring up to campus safety,” said Chao. While some students declined a comment card as they rushed to class, others took the time to fill out the cards and take free snacks and juice boxes. Among these students was Diana Sandoval, 21, a sociology major, who expressed her approval of ASI’s interactions with students. Due to Cal State Fullerton’s reputation as a commuter campus, Sandoval expressed concern about involvement and school spirit. “They do their best to incorporate students in … ASI activities,” said Sandoval. Sandoval said she approves of the monthly ASI barbecues and events where students could interact with the student government. On the other hand, Roxanna
Rendon, 25, a drawing and painting major, said ASI could do more. Feeling that the student government places too much emphasis on social activities, she said she would like to see more student services promoted, like the Student Health and Counseling Center. “I think (the comment cards) definitely help … This is a good way to get different services for students,” said Rendon. Rendon emphasized the need to provide academic help for students, identifying the Peer Mentor Program as a positive asset to the campus. Chao also said an overwhelming concern for students was academic advisement. He said that Your Campus, Your Voice plans to hold a forum for academic advisement in March so students can express their concerns and suggestions about that particular subject. Comment cards are available throughout the TSU for students to leave suggestions and voice their concerns about the campus. In addition, the University Affairs Committee is available at AsiUniversityAffairs@fullerton.edu.
Kick-off party against cancer People whose lives and loved ones have been affected by cancer unite at Garden Café ERINN GROTEFEND Daily Titan
Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) hosted its Relay For Life kick-off party to welcome participants and those interested in the event Wednesday in Cal State Fullerton’s Garden Café. The club’s fourth annual relay begins April 20 at 5 p.m. and will take place over a 24-hour period. The event will be held at the Engineering and Computer Science lawn. Danielle Riniolo, 22, a creative art photography major, is the event chair for the club and has been an active member with the club for the past two years. “I pretty much live Relay,” said Riniolo. Riniolo went on to say this event is important to cancer survivors and those who have had a personal experience with cancer. This year, CAC set its goal at raising $40,000 and having 1,000 participants in the event. “When you talk to the survivors, especially the ones that have benefited from the American Cancer Society (ACS), you start to see physical signs of what you are doing from fundraising,” Riniolo said. Christina Gerberding, a speaker at the kickoff party, was told in 2007 that her 5-year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia. “I thought I was going to have to bury my 5-year-old,” said Gerberding. Gerberding participated in the Brea and Yorba Linda relays for the ACS in order to raise funds and awareness for people who are going through cancer. “I want to give back to people who gave to me for the research and for the awareness,” Gerberding said. Riniolo said some patients would not be able to attend their treatments without the ACS.
Associated Students, Inc. is looking to fill three vacant spots on its Board of Directors, and has filled a new position, events coordinator. The ASI Board of Directors elects two representatives from every college on campus to represent the students of Cal State Fullerton. The three open spots are representative positions for the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS), and the College of Natural Science and Mathematics. The positions opened recently after the representatives resigned. “We had a couple resignations for personal reasons,” said Alvin Reyes, vice chair of the board. The candidates for these positions must be majoring or minoring in the college they are applying for. Their responsibilities include attending weekly board meetings on Tuesdays from 1:15 p.m. until 3:45 p.m. They will also be expected to attend their College’s InterClub Council meetings and promote Titan Pride at various ASI events. “I think the type of candidate that would best fill the open positions on the Board of Directors would be one who is dedicated to their work and passionate about making a difference on campus,” said Miguel Arias, College of ECS representative. The person selected for the open positions in the College of ECS will be working alongside Arias and he said it is his hope that anyone applying will
be as driven as he is to raise awareness about their college. “I got involved with ASI because I felt my college seemed disconnected from the rest of the campus — both physically and figuratively,” Arias said. “I joined the Board of Directors to try and change that by raising awareness in the college of ECS about what ASI does as well as promoting the events ASI puts on.” In addition to finding representatives for these colleges, ASI was also looking to fill a new position, events and outreach coordinator. The position was created by Trina Tan, ASI chief communications officer, to provide more event support for ASI events such as ASI Cookout and Pizza with the Presidents. The position for events and outreach coordinators was filled Friday and the new members appointed are Jennie Phuong, Samantha Meneses and Alejandra Rodriguez. “The coordinators provide additional support and wider spread outreach to the campus community. The positions also provide even more opportunities to get involved with ASI,” said Tan. The students who are chosen to fill these positions will not only be helping out their college and become more involved in ASI events, but they will also be gaining real-world experiences. “Students should be interested in getting involved with student government — be it the Board of Directors or any other form of involvement — because it is a great way to make a difference on campus. It’s great experience. You get to meet a lot of great people, and it’s a lot of fun,” Arias said.
CHIEF: Fullerton PD looks ahead ...Continued from page 1 He has served a total of 28 years in the police department. Hughes assumed the responsibility Jan. 3 after the previous acting chief of police, Kevin Hamilton, retired. “Part of what I’m doing is having my department become much more transparent in terms of our operations and the access to the police department,” said Hughes. Hughes has also been involved in several community meetings where he has met with members of the public on a weekly basis. “I’m really just focusing our attention on serving our community and enhancing our services that we provide,” Hughes said. While some are more understanding of Sellers’ situation, others like Noe Ramirez, 21, a political science major, feel there are still unanswered questions with Sellers involving the Kelly Thomas case. “If the controversy surrounding Kelly Thomas had never occurred, the chief could have gone on his medical leave with no questions asked,” said Ramirez. Ramirez also said the retirement will bring about more criticism on
the police department. “The timing of the chief ’s medical leave and subsequent retirement will leave many questions unanswered on the state of the police department,” Ramirez said. “Chief Sellers has already been criticized for not being public enough on the death of Kelly Thomas, and his retirement will no doubt pave the way for further criticism,” he said. Ramirez also said he hopes the public will continue pushing for more information about what happened the night Kelly Thomas was beaten. Felz said the police department’s main goal is to serve the city of Fullerton. “Our goal here is to operate the city and provide for a good police department,” he said. Hughes said the police officers in the department are great at their job. “I think we have one of the finest police departments in Southern California and some of our police officers are ... the best in Southern California,” Hughes said. “I’m very proud of them and we are moving forward and looking forward to what the future brings us.”
WILLIAM CAMARGO / Daily Titan Colleges Against Cancer sells luminaires for $10. The bags are decorated in memory of people connected to cancer, as a part of one of their various methods of raising money for the American Cancer Society.
“You have survivors coming up to you at the event and hugging you and kissing you and telling you ‘thank you,’” Riniolo said. “It’s so rewarding and we know it’s a really important cause.” CAC promotes the bulk of its fundraising online. Teams can raise funds through their page when they sign up for the relay. Participants have their own fundraising page and can send their link to people. Potential donors can click on the participant’s page and contribute through credit card. The club holds fundraisers both on and off campus. Students host bake sales on Titan Walk and have restaurant fundraisers where 20 percent of the check goes to the club. David Wooding, 19, a business finance major, is a member of the club and said luminaires are bags decorated in memory of a person who has either passed away from cancer, has survived cancer or is battling cancer. “We light them up around the track and we walk around them in memory of everybody whose been affected by cancer,” said Wooding. CAC sell the luminaires for $10 each, and all the proceeds are donated to the ACS. During the first week in April, CAC will host Paint the Campus Purple. This week will consist of fundraisers and guest speakers ranging from medical professionals with the ACS to past and current cancer patients.
Relay for Life Manager Maria Serna works with CSUF and different local communities to help organize events. Serna said everyone knows somebody dealing with cancer. Serna lost her father, grandmother, aunt and four family friends to various types of cancer. “Cancer has impacted my life in many ways,” said Serna. “It’s taken away too many people that I love.” Serna named multiple programs the ACS provides for patients. One program, Road to Recovery, drives the patient from their home to their medical appointment and back. Another program, Look Good…Feel Better, teaches patients how to take care of their skin during their treatment and provides face creams. The program also teaches women how to put on their makeup and their wigs. Serna is confident CSUF will exceed its goal and have a better turnout than last year. “I’m really excited because this year we are ahead of where we were last year,” Serna said. “We have 21 teams signed up.” Riniolo said the point is to make a team and split up the work. Participants should take turns walking the track and there should always be at least one person from a team walking. “It’s more about symbolism because cancer never sleeps, so neither do we in these 24 hours,” Riniolo said.
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Is it ethical for doctors to turn away those not vaccinated? Overly-cautious parents are receiving their own vaccine of tough love
All doctors take an oath, and they should vow to follow through with it
PRO: MEC VALLE
CON: RICARDO GONZALEZ
Vaccines have been receiving and Prevention stating lower Physicians do have many what is the advantage of a doctor would seem a bit selfish and The article goes on to say that a bad reputation among certain immunization rates have been to Melissa Henriksen, an assistant responsibilities, but if one would not treating a child who has not irresponsible — two qualities a uptight parents. blame for recent whooping cough biology professor, has run into take a lay person’s attempt at been vaccinated? doctor cannot have. These parents believe that and measles cases in the U.S. If it’s to protect the other If a doctor decides not to treat a students who want to work with lumping a doctor’s duties into a immunizations are extremely Immunizations are meant to her, but refuse to get vaccinated simple, single phrase, it would children in one’s practice from the child whose parent will not allow unhealthy. They have fallen into keep children safe and doctors are because of what their parents have likely be similar to, “a doctor treats kind of life-threatening superbug them to be vaccinated, what ethical the trap of thinking vaccinations trying to get parents to realize that. wrongly told them about vaccines. the sick.” that a non-vaccinated person can or moral stand can a doctor take cause autism and other harmful There are many limiting factors theoretically carry, it’s certainly a to justify not helping someone in Thus extreme measures have Children need to be vaccinated, effects. been taken. In order for the and the doctors who are refusing that can be slapped onto it, but it noble and responsible cause. need? In reality there is no scientific parents to ultimately make the the service are only trying to should always be the basic truth. If it’s to protect the doctor The Hippocratic Oath, an oath evidence proving vaccines cause best decision for their child/ get people to realize the issue at Yet even that truth seems to be himself from that same bug, that’s taken by health care professionals such extreme side effects. swearing to practice hand. Children with no something that’s up in the According to an article ethically, explicitly states, immunizations are very air now — with doctors (Parents) have fallen into the trap To put up another person’s life in Kaiser Health News, “I will apply, for benefit dangerous to themselves effectively ‘firing’ parents of thinking vaccinations cause… without risk to one’s own health health experts have no from their practices who of the sick, all measures and to the community. harmful effects. In reality there is no reason to believe that that are required.” Doctors have been have not allowed their would seem a bit selfish and immunizations are as scientific evidence proving vaccines Nowhere in the text forced to go to extreme children to get vaccinated. irresponsible — two qualities a dangerous as some believe. cause such extreme side effects. According to a Fox doctor cannot have. does it state, “I will apply measures, like refusing In fact, they are News article, which cited all measure required for service to a child. actually quite safe. the benefit of the sick, Vaccinations are the Wall Street Journal, in The article also states that children, doctors are refusing to for the common good of every a survey of over 900 Midwestern something entirely different. unless they have the potential to these rumors have been confusing treat those who have not had their member of society. Medical pediatricians, one-fifth reported It seems an ordinary, human get me sick as well. 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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
The State of Christendom by DAVID HOOD
“Gimme that olde tyme religion”
Just listen, for heaven’s sake Bible thumpers. Fire-breathin’ preachin’. It’s the “Repent or perish!” saying that turns you, Christian or non-Christian, off to whatever he is saying — or yelling for that matter. Yet the average listener isn’t really listening, are they? All he or she hears is the onslaught of words in a predisposed manner. The audience is already judging that this person is bad, intolerant or someone who just wants to tell people they’re wrong. But how often have listeners actually heard what Jed Smock, a traveling campus preacher, is actually saying? The person spewing out damnations, accusations and, well, spit, is actually caring for you and for me. Whether you choose to accept it or not, street preachers are doing
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their very best to convey a message so important they feel they have to ridicule themselves and any pride or dignity they might have to try and tell the world such an important message. I once heard an atheist say something to the effect of, “If the message of Jesus Christ is true, then you (Christians) would literally have to hate a person to keep it from them.” What he later reconciled was that he couldn’t understand some things about how Christians act and what it is they say they believe. But that’s another matter entirely. Essentially, what Smock, also known as “brother Jed,” said was true: We are desperate. Now, most of my audience will make the claim that “there are better ways,” or “he’s not being as effective as he can be.” But let me pose a question. When you’re desperate — I mean really desperate — to get something out, what would you do (besides go on Facebook and tell your entire apathetic world) for what you care about? Most people would simply say, “Whatever I absolutely have to.” And that’s exactly what these street preachers, people who come up to you during your break, want to share with you. To us, it is the antidote of the zombified world that we are desperate to disseminate freely. And when it is met with rejection and maliciousness, a deep sorrow ensues. We just want to help. Sometimes street preachers say things that rub us the wrong way. Some of them claim that a student’s lifestyle is going to take him or her to Hell. Some say homosexuals aren’t capable of true love. Some say anal sex is an “abomination.” And it is at that point when we tune him
or her out, isn’t it? “X person said something I didn’t like, so I sulked into a corner and told my friends that that Christian is intolerant and doesn’t know what he/she is talking about, so I’m just going to sit around and complain about what he or she said.” Right? But no one stops to think, “Why is this person saying what they are saying?” It isn’t solely the job of journalists, philosophers and sociologists to ask the “why” question. It’s the job of anyone who calls him or herself a critical thinker to contemplate these things. I am not making a value judgment on whether it is right or wrong the way street preachers are trying to communicate. All I am advocating is the use of our minds and the ability to ask why they are communicating in the way that they are. I had the opportunity to ask a street preacher last semester why he was saying the things he was saying in the way he was saying them, and he simply responded to me, “Because I care ... If I get their attention with something they don’t like, then fine, at least I got them to hear me.” There are a few things I’d like to point out. The first is what I mentioned in my column three weeks ago, that applying a label of “intolerance” without actually hearing that person out is being intolerant of what he or she is saying, even if it means they’re saying something we don’t agree with. The second is that judgment requires understanding what the opponent is saying. One of the major facets of critical thinking is understanding the opponent’s argument in such a way that would make him or her proud. The state of Christendom is in transition from one style of communication to another, one set of emphases to another. Whether those on the outside disagree with it or not, there is still a message of deep care, deep love, desperately trying to surface from those who truly have experienced the power of Jesus.
February 21, 2012
Fashion links cultures At the AICA Culture Couture Fashion Show, ethnicity is celebrated ISABEL LLONTOP Daily Titan
Various student clubs and organizations shared the runway at the second annual Culture Couture Fashion Show Wednesday. Fashion, art and performances were showcased at the event in order to demonstrate cultural heritages from around the world. The Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness partnered with Associated Students, Inc. in an effort to re-stage Culture Couture and make it bigger and better than last year. Students who experienced last year’s debut of Culture Couture waited in anticipation at the TSU Pavillions. “It looks very organized, very proper … very nice. It looks like a lot of time went into this,” said
Brelani Togia, a second year prenursing major. Maria Camacho, 24, a member of AICA, helped with the setup before the event. Camacho said she looked forward to the performances and the fashion because “everything’s so different.” A parade of performances entertained the students at the show. Members of the Wildhorse Native American Association kicked off the show with a colorful performance where they danced in intricate costumes to the beat of a drum. Pink and turquoise satin, and sparkling beads shined on stage during the Persian dance. The Bolivian dance performance, known as Caporales, was filled with the energetic and fast-paced Saya-style music that traces back to Bolivian history. Members from the Association of Chinese Students performed a popular Chinese ribbon dance that dates back to the Han Dynasty. A member from CSUF’s Queer
Straight Alliance passionately performed to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and kept the audience clapping and cheering. In terms of the fashions shown at the event, the clothes also had an international flare. The two contrasting elements were formal and casual. Traditional outfits were assembled by the Association of Chinese Students, the Vietnamese Student Association, the CSUF Japanese Culture Club, the Indian Student Association, the Cambodian Student Association and the Pilipino American Student Association. Members from the Pakistan Student Alliance, the Afro-Ethnic Student Association, Southern Pacific Islander Cultural Association and the Alliance for the Preservation of African Consciousness showcased men’s and women’s casual wear. Shawntavia Ross, Event Coordinator for AICA, saw all her dedication and hard work realized as she hosted throughout the night.
ANIBAL ORTIZ / Daily Titan Kimonos, cut in luminous fabrics, draped and paired with traditional obis, were presented in both traditional men’s and women’s versions at the second annual Association for Inter-Cultural Awareness fashion show, Wednesday.
“Last year was only one Pavillion. It’s bigger now … bigger stage and crowd — everything … doubled,” said Ross, 21. Another addition to this year’s show was a cake in celebration of the event, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments and a Titan gear raffle. Nancy Vela, 21, a liberal studies
major, sat front row and took particular interest in the Ballet Folklorico de CSUF piece because of “the energy that came from it and the music.” Vela said she enjoyed her first time attending Culture Couture. “It’s a really cool show … and it’s a good experience to get exposed to
different cultures,” she said. AICA Administrative Chair Rozely Barbero was glad to see that everybody was receptive. “This was … many months of hard work,” said Barbero. Barbero said AICA plans to turn Culture Couture into a weekendlong festival for next spring.
Burnished metallics and melancholy Fall/Winter 2012 fashion week served as a platform for designers to show their work ISABEL LLONTOP Daily Titan
Courtesy of Rebecca Taylor Texture was a big theme at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. A knit sweater from Rebecca Taylor showed restraint, but still offered touchability.
Fashionistas from all over the world slipped into their best outfits and eagerly waited to experience what designers had in store at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2012. The event took place in New York from Feb. 9 through Feb. 16. Models boldly strutted down the runway in designer clothing, shoes and accessories in presentations for buyers, editors, photographers and, of course, celebrities. From what came down the runway, it looks like Fall 2012 will be filled with a lot of dark and nude tones, layering, texture and metallic applications. Delicate fabrics and bright colors gave many of the collections an extra pop needed to make them stand out against a sea of black pieces. BCBGMAXAZRIA offered black, navy, green, blue, cream and hints of bright red into color-
blocked dresses and trench coats. The brand upheld their bon chic, bon genre tradition, which translates to, “good style, good attitude.” Pops of bright and dark red were also used in color blocking and layering amongst collections from Betsey Johnson, Diane Von Furstenburg, Rag and Bone, Yigal Azrouel and Derek Lam. Canadian designer Kaelen Haworth was inspired by “1920s decadence, art deco and new exoticism” for her “modern Clara Bow” collection, as specified by Sara Ganus, fashion and accessories account executive for Kaelen. According to Ganus, Hayworth has experimented by “playing with asymmetrical hemlines and redefining the button-down shirt, which she considers a wardrobe staple.” Black is still the new black. Vera Wang, Tommy Hilfiger and Diane Von Furstenberg created bold gray and black dresses and trench coats. Even though there were a lot of dark contemporary pieces, rest assured — the pretty sparkle was not left out. Ivory, gold gowns from Michael Kors, Diane Von Fustenburg and Rodarte added that necessary
shimmer and shine. Metal was added onto dresses and tops in order to create texture and shine — a perfect combination for bold results on dark and brightly colored dresses, as seen in designer Whitney Port’s fall collection, Whitney Eve. However, it’s not all about seriousness. Look forward to adding loose, floral-print skirts and dresses under your thick, warm winter trench coat. According to Rebecca Taylor’s Mercedes Benz Fashion Week bio, the young New Zealand native used “color, prints and textures in silhouettes that enhance a free-spirited lifestyle.” Dennis Basso made a statement about his Orient-Express collection, in which he gave his women the ability to look fabulous — even while traveling. Thick, fur trench coats gave the models a sophisticated look. Also, accessorizing is a must this fall. Clutches, satchels and over-sized hobo bags completed the designers’ collections. In terms of fashion this season, bigger and unique means better.
February 21, 2012
Softball team splits road games The Titans go 3-3, playing six games in three days on the road this past weekend GREG WOODSON Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s softball team traveled to Central Valley to play six games in three days, beginning with a doubleheader against Cal State Bakersfield Friday before traveling to Fresno to play two days of games at Bulldog Diamond against Fresno State and Santa Clara to wrap up the weekend. CSUF (5-6) split the doubleheader at Bakersfield winning the first game of the two 4-1 in extra innings. With the international tiebreaker in effect in the eighth inning, the Titans were able to capitalize and break open what was a scoreless game through seven. After Titan pinch-hitter Tiffany Sheffler’s walk loaded the bases, junior Kirsten Lambertson singled to center field, scoring redshirt freshman Eliza Crawford to give CSUF the lead 1-0. Sophomore Jena Rubio then followed with a two RBI bunt single, and the next batter, Leesa Harris, flied out to left, scoring another to put CSUF up 4-0. Titan freshman Desiree Ybarra pitched a gem, only allowing one unearned run in the bottom of the eighth, against Roadrunners’ Sarah Hoag in what was a pitchers’
DT File Photo Infielder Lauren Mario makes contact on a pitch during a game last season. The Titans will travel to Cathedral City Thursday to play Georgia and Boise State.
duel most of the game. Junior Ashley Carter went 3-5 from the plate and senior Anissa Young was 2-3. CSUF had a total of nine hits in the game. Bakersfield rallied to win a stunner in game two, 8-7, scoring two runs in the bottom half of the seventh after a two-out error by the Titans prolonged the inning. After Bakersfield’s Karissa Viega singled to bring Myshyla Fryer across home plate, tying the game, Emily Bliss, who finished 4-4 from the plate, singled and drove home Bree Sandoval with the winning run on the next at-bat to cap the action Friday. Titan junior pitcher Aly Fascetti suffered the loss and Taylor Desilva got the win for the Roadrunners.
Titans Carter, Eliza Crawford and senior Adri Martinez each finished with two hits apiece as CSUF put together nine hits to Bakersfield’s 13. The Titans split the Fresno State Round-Robin, winning both games against Santa Clara and falling twice to the host Fresno State Bulldogs. In the action Saturday, CSUF defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 9-2 in their first game of the day. In the victory, the Titans put together a season-high 15 hits, exploding for six runs in the bottom half of the first inning, including a grand slam off the bat of Young, one in the second and third, and another in the sixth. Fascetti took the circle for
the Titans and pitched a six-hit, complete game, allowing only two runs and keeping the Santa Clara batters at bay for most of the game. CSUF’s Crawford, Morgan LeMond and Emily Vizcarra each had three hits apiece in the victory. After defeating Santa Clara, CSUF lost to Fresno State 2-0 in the last game of the day for the Titans. Fresno State senior pitcher Michelle Mosses pitched a complete game, striking out 13 Titan batters while only giving up one hit to CSUF’s Carter, who doubled in the sixth inning. Mosses also drove in the only two runs of the game in her at-bat during the bottom of the fourth inning. Sunday saw the Titans split two games again, winning its first game 9-1 against Santa Clara before falling to Fresno State 8-0 to cap the weekend’s action for CSUF. After gathering 13 hits against the Broncos in a game that only went six innings due to the run rule, the Titans were unable to put together any hits against the Bulldogs’ right-hander Mackenzie Oakes, who pitched a no-hitter while leading Fresno State to the victory over CSUF in six innings. The Titans will next travel to Cathedral City Thursday, where they will play five games in a three-day span at the Cathedral City Classic before returning home for their season opener at Anderson Family Field against Maine Feb. 28.
Mistakes haunt rugby team in loss The Titan attack was stopped by penalties, turnovers, despite successfully moving the ball MARK PAYNE Daily Titan
It was a long Saturday afternoon for the Cal State Fullerton men’s rugby team after too many mistakes proved costly in an 18-5 loss to the Santa Barbara City College Vaqueros at the Titan Intramural Field. The Titans dominated the game for stretches in both halves, but could only manage to put five points on the board. They consistently moved the ball into Vaqueros territory, only to be turned back due to penalties or turnovers. Head Coach Phil Grieve was proud of his players’ efforts, but added that he feels they made too many mental mistakes. “We need to be a little smarter with what we’re doing … they (CSUF) got away from the game plan and that’s where we got into problems,” said Grieve. Cal State Fullerton (1-1-1) jumped out to an early lead in the opening minutes, as senior Corey Diedrich, a finance major, made some
nice moves to find daylight down the left sideline for a 30-meter run. That moved the Titans deep into SBCC territory. “The forwards did a good job of seeing open lanes for us backs, so I took advantage of that the best I could,” said Diedrich. That led to sophomore Alex Alverez punching the ball in for a try from just a few meters out, giving CSUF an early 5-0 lead. His try touched down on the far right of the end line, making for a tough 2-point conversion that landed short of the posts. The Vaqueros spent most of the first half defending on their half of the field as CSUF continued to pressure the ball toward the goal line. But an ill-timed fumble at midfield was picked up by an SBCC back and returned 50 meters to the center of the goal posts for a try and five points, which set up an easy conversion for two more points, putting SBCC up for good. The Vaqueros second try came as a result of a sharp pass that moved the ball deep into Titan territory. They were able to score with six minutes left in the first half, increasing their lead to 12-5 after the missed conversion attempt. With only a few seconds left in the half, the Titans had a chance to tighten the game up
by converting a three-point penalty kick, but senior Dylan Mahrs’ kick sailed left, leaving CSUF down by seven. SBCC used their experience and speed to keep CSUF from rallying in the second half. The Titans were again able to move the ball from one 20-meter mark to the other, but they just weren’t able to get the ball over the goal line. One of the Titan’s game highlights came in the form of the physical play of senior Panos Papadoupolis, an English major, who helped the Titans control the majority of scrums. He also managed to plow forward for several meters during some of their best drives. “That’s why I play the sport,” said Papadoupolis. “I mean, there is no other sport where you get the contact like rugby … That’s why I love the sport, and that’s why I’ll keep playing the sport.” SBCC managed to score on two penalty kicks for six points in the second half, making the final score 18-5. In a game where the Titans appeared to be the better team for the majority of play, it was painful for the team to come away with a loss. “We just switched off mentally in the second half,” Grieve said. “Our lack of experience started to show up.”
BASEBALL: Avoids Florida sweep ...Continued from page 1 The Titans added four more runs in the sixth to build an 8-3 lead. Lopez’s RBI single to center field scored Pedroza. With Thomas and Lopez on the bases, Davis’ three-run home run to left field expanded the lead. Florida pitcher Steven Rodriquez was soon ejected after throwing
behind Kingsolver. Florida’s Tucker hit a solo home run in the seventh and an RBI single by Nolan Fontana in the eighth cut CSUF’s lead to 8-5. Lorenzen came in the ninth inning to close the game for his first career save as a Titan. The Titans come home for a three-game series against No. 11 TCU this weekend. The first pitch is scheduled at 7 p.m. Friday.
Bench powers win The men’s basketball team suffered foul trouble but never trailed BLAKE FOGG Daily Titan
It certainly was all smiles and high-fives between the fans inside Titan Gym after the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team won 80-66 over non-conference opponent Montana State Saturday night. Despite the win, Head Coach Bob Burton told two starters he was disappointed by their poor performance. “We had a couple of guys who weren’t there mentally tonight,” said Coach Burton. The two are senior forward Omondi Amoke and junior guard D.J. Seeley. Amoke fouled out after 12 minutes, and scored five points along with zero rebounds. Seeley also fouled out, and committed four turnovers while contributing only six points in 21 minutes. “To be honest, there was a lot of ass-kicking going on in the locker room after the game,” Coach Burton said. “It’s about guys getting ready to go and play … and I didn’t want to take away anything away from them.” Sophomore guard Isiah Umipig and senior forward Sedric Martin were the two who carried the Titans in Amoke and Seeley’s apparent absence. Umipig scored a gamehigh 24 points and Martin added 13 points and a career-high seven rebounds. CSUF (18-7) never trailed in the game. In the first half, the Titans were ahead, 21-19, when guards Perry Webster and Kwame Vaughn hit back-to-back treys at the top of the arc to give the Titans a seven-point lead. They led 47-24 going into intermission. MSU (11-15) played without its best player, Xavier Blount, after he suffered injures stemming from a bar fight with a MSU football player Feb. 12. The Bobcats desperately needed their leading scorer to overturn
the deficit. In the second half, senior forward Orane Chin and Umipig hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Titans a 31 point lead, 55-24. Martin scored nine points in the second half. “Just hustling. Just trying to get the energy up. Trying to get my team motivated,” said Martin. “I was trying to do whatever I could.” To their credit, the Bobcats never gave up in the game and trimmed the scoreline down to 14 points, 80-66, at the final buzzer. MSU sophomore forward Shawn Reid scored a team high 20 points, sophomore forward Tre Johnson added 14 points and junior center Mohamed had 10 points. One Titan player who’s been on a terror recently is Chin. The forward played 37 minutes, scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds. He’s averaging 15.5 points over the past four games. Coach Burton seems to have found a solution to get him going. “I’ve always tried to figure out what the answer to him was because he has always been terrific or always really bad, and I found out the best way to coach him is to leave him alone. I think that’s helped more than anything. Let him play his way through it,” Coach Burton said. Titans starting point guard Vaughn scored 13 points and dished out five assists while playing on a bum ankle; Webster had a game-high six assists coming off the bench. “Our starting five are our leaders but we have guys on the bench that can go any night,” said Umipig. “We’re aware of that. Any night someone has a bad night, we just look to the next guy to pick him up and that’s what has been happening lately.” For the Bobcats, the loss extends their losing streak to seven in a row. They opened Big Sky Conference play with a 6-2 start. The victory secures a winning season for the Titans. Next weekend they travel up north for the final time this season for a set of away games against Pacific University and bottom-dweller UC Davis.
Turnovers costly in fifth straight loss The women’s basketball team loses a stunner to CSUB GREG WOODSON Daily Titan
Cal State Bakersfield guards Kristine Herman and Amber Williams each scored 24 points while the Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team turned the ball over 22 times to help the Roadrunners to a 71-63 victory at Titan Gym Thursday night. The loss extends the Titans’ (9-16, 2-11) losing streak to five games, matching an earlier skid in the season. The Roadrunners (5-21) earned only their fifth overall victory of the year. “We need to come out with
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more energy. We’re coming out super flat. We just need to come out with more energy,” said Titan senior guard Megan Richardson. A 13-4 Bakersfield run to begin the second half broke open what was a tight game and gave the Roadrunners a 44-36 lead at the 13:56 mark. After two layups by Richardson cut the Roadrunners’ lead to 4440, Herman answered with one of her own but was fouled as she made the shot. She then converted the free throw to complete a three-point play, making it a 47-40 game. Herman’s play started a 15-4 Bakersfield run, giving the Roadrunners their largest lead of the game 59-44 with 7:48 left to play. Richardson, along with redshirt senior guard Lauren Chow and
freshman forward/center Natalie Williams, traded baskets with Bakersfield down the stretch but could not cut the Roadrunner lead to less than seven. Chow was slow to comment after the loss but did say that the team is still optimistic. “We’re disappointed not to come out with the win, but we’re trying to stick together. We’re going to treat every game like it’s pretty much the championship game,” said Chow. Another slow start, which has haunted CSUF in recent games, combined with the 22 turnovers, equaled another loss for the Titans. “Some of the turnovers were careless mistakes and then some were forced by them, but I thought they did a really nice job on defense,” said Titan Head Coach Marcia Foster. “They did a really nice job pressing up on us.” It didn’t help that Titan redshirt sophomore forward Mya Olivier was in foul trouble the entire game keeping her from finding any kind of rhythm. Olivier fouled out with 3:36 left to play in the game and only scored four points to go with four rebounds. “When we have our bigs in foul trouble, it’s gonna be hard to play, and I mean I think they took us out of the game. They attacked
our bigs,” Foster said. CSUF made 6 of 12 points from the free-throw line while Bakersfield went 18 of 22 from the charity stripe. The Roadrunners outshot the Titans in the second half and shot 46 percent from the floor compared to CSUF’s 38 percent. Although the Titans lost, there were still some positives that came out from the game. Richardson, along with Chow and Williams, all scored in double figures. Richardson’s 20 points pushed her pass the 400-point mark in the season, putting her in the record books next to CSUF’s Shayla Bradshaw (1992-1996), Genia Miller (1987-1991) and Nancy Ratliff (1980-1983) as the only Titans to score 400 or more points in three consecutive seasons. Chow’s 17 points was a season high and Williams finished with her first career double-double of 11 points and 18 rebounds. Both teams started the game slow in a first half that saw 14 lead changes. CSUF went on a 11-6 run to close the half taking a 3231 lead in to the break. The Titans have four conference games left to close the regular season, starting with a rematch against UC Riverside Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Titan Gym.
February 21, 2012
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Don’t wait for a prince to come save you. You have the power to move mountains working with your team of experts. Seek out powerful allies. Together, you’re mighty.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) There’s a tendency to think things over a bit too much. There’s no need to go down that same old tunnel; the cheese still isn’t there.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Embark on an adventure of the senses. Bring a friend. Pay close attention to your breathing, the wind on your skin, the sound of the river. Enjoy.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Rather than focusing on missed opportunities, look at the openings and the difference you can make in your career. If one road is blocked, find another.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Do what you already know works. This is where your thriftiness pays off. Once you take action, an idea you’ve been percolating gets profitable.
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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) You may find yourself outside your comfort zone. Take a walk and think it over. Abundance is really yours. With your team, use tried and true methods.
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Your self-discipline’s impressive. You’re hot and getting hotter. It’s okay to be great without being acknowledged. Working behind the scenes can be very effective.
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Gemini (May 21-June 21) A careful work-related investment may be necessary. You’re entering a potentially lucrative phase, but you could be tempted to spend. Keep the big picture in mind.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20) The more you learn, the more you value your true friends. And you’re especially learning for the next two days through study, practice and concentration. Confide in someone.
Aries (March 21-April 19) There’s more coming in, so put it in the household account. Save by doing a home renovation project yourself. Go over the plan thoroughly, and keep it simple.
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February 21, 2012
Tennis team gains momentum Lacrosse team wins
two games in Vegas
The Titans defeated CSUB and Texas-Pan American to begin winning streak STEPHEN McGLADE Daily Titan
After suffering two losses against Cal State Northridge and Gonzaga, the Cal State Fullerton women’s tennis team was able to bounce back with a decisive home victory over the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Thursday. The Titans only lost one point, beating the Roadrunners 6-1. Fighting gusty winds, the Titans made quick work of the Roadrunners in doubles play, led by No. 1 doubles Tiffany Mai and Morgan McIntosh, who beat their opponents 8-0. Heading into singles play, Fullerton dominated Bakersfield and claimed straight-set singles wins in five of the six matches. Mai and McIntosh were successful in their singles matches as well, winning their matches 6-4, 6-1 and 6-0, 6-2, respectively. They both come from singles victories against the Gonzaga Bulldogs Feb. 12 in Fullerton. Not only did the Titans have to fight winds, they also had to fight the distractions brought on by a car accident on State College Boulevard, which caused traffic to backup near the Titan Sports Complex. No. 6 singles freshman Jessica Pepa was able to break a four-match losing streak against Bakersfield, defeating her opponent 6-1, 6-0. No. 3 Monica Rodriguez was able to conquer her matchup 6-1, 6-1 — her fourthstraight singles victory. Freshman Kalika Slevcove also snapped a skid, ending her twomatch losing streak, and won 6-4, 6-3 at the No. 4 spot. The only upset of the day occurred at the No. 5 spot with Avriel Tomaiko losing to her opponent 6-7, 4-6 after a long, fierce battle. The match also brought in a few spectators. People walking past would
MARK PAYNE Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton men’s lacrosse team (2-3) left for Las Vegas Friday hungry for some wins, and they managed to return with two big victories to satisfy their cravings. They defeated Western Oregon 12-11 Friday in a nail-biter, and then came back Saturday to crush Utah Valley in an impressive 17-4 win. The Titan lacrosse team, who are the defending threetime Southwestern Conference Division II champions, lost their first three games of the season. The start of the season pitted the Titans against several highranked teams from Div. I. The Div. II Titans may have been 0-3, but that didn’t dampen their spirits. They continued to believe in themselves, and they understood what would be needed from them to turn things around. The two wins were just what the STEPHEN McGLADE / Daily Titan doctor ordered for a young team that needs to experience winning No. 3 singles player Monica Rodriguez returns a hit from Cal Sate Bakersfield’s Nancy Ramirez, winning in straight sets (6-1, 6-1) Thursday. The victory marked her fourth straight win in singles play. She extended it to five Friday after defeating Texas- in order to gain some confidence. Head Coach Mike Morrison has Pan American’s Suncica Strkic (6-1,6-1). led CSUF to all three of its recent championships, so he would occasionally stop briefly to watch and was pleased with her team’s sixth of seven-straight home games. cheer the team on. performance. On Friday, the Titans were able to not allow the squad to become “I was waiting for traffic to clear up “Not having Estefania (Limpias, emerge victorious, only losing one complacent. Paul Morgan, a junior public so I stopped by to watch the match,” Bakersfield’s No. 2 singles) hurt us, singles match and improving their administration major, thought said Joshua Gorospe, 22, a civil but we played better and the matches season record to 3-3 overall. engineering major. were all closer. We are continuing to After breezing through its doubles the team’s expectations were a “I could see the scorecards when get better every match,” said Csibi- matches, Fullerton handed Texas-Pan little high going into the season, I walked past,” said senior Anthony Kreuger. five decisive losses. No. 3 Rodriguez considering they lost several Padilla, 22, a human services major, The Titans faced Texas-Pan beat her matchup 6-1, 6-1, winning key players from last year’s championship team. who stopped to watch the match on American Friday and will meet Cal her fifth-straight singles match. “The loss of Mike Ansul, J.R. his way home from class. “We were Poly San Luis Obispo Mustangs in a Both Mai and Avriel Tomaiko dominating. It was definitely a solid Big West Conference match March swept their opposition 6-0, 6-0 while Grubert and Andrew Hauke (to victory.” 3, which will be the first time the Morgan McIntosh won her match graduation) kind of set our offense The victory improved the Titans’ teams have met this season. 6-1, 6-2, as did Jessica Pepa, beating back a little,” said Morgan. “Once we get a little more overall record to 2-3 this season, Last season, the Titans lost to the her challenger 6-2, 6-1. No. 4 Kalika leaving the Roadrunners to a dismal Mustangs 1-6 at CSUF. Both the Slevcove was unable to outlast her chemistry on offense I think we’ll 0-5 start. Titans and the Cal Poly Mustangs are opponent, but she did not go without start to see a big turnaround.” And a turnaround was just Despite CSUB’s loss, Roadrunner looking for their first BWC victory a fight, losing in a tie-breaker 6-7, what they got, as the Titan offense Head Coach Regina Csibi-Kreuger this year. The match will be CSUF’s 6-3, 10-12.
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exploded for 29 goals in the two games combined, giving them a much-needed boost to an offense that was slow to gel. Co-captain Ryan Forrest, a senior finance major, said the early competition against Div. I programs played a big part in them getting off to a slow start. “I see a lot of improvement in our team,” said Forrest. “A lot of the teams we’ll be playing will be more fairly matched, and I see us doing really well.” In the first three games, the brother tandem of freshman Cameron Cole and junior Chris Cole has been leading the Titans’ attack. Heading into Las Vegas, Cameron has 9 goals with 3 assists, and Chris has 2 goals and 2 assists. A big highlight for the Titans so far was Cameron being named the Southwestern Conference Player of the Week for his 5-goal, 2-assist game against San Diego State Feb. 4. Senior co-captain Christian Wheeler, an economics major, said a little work on fundamentals would go a long way in solving any problems they may have been having before the Las Vegas trip. “We need improvement on our offensive stick work,” said Wheeler. “We have trouble getting the ball around and handling pressure, also getting in on defense and our transition game hasn’t been what it should be.” A season that began with three straight losses and tested the Titans’ character has been turned around with two much-needed wins in Las Vegas. The future looks bright for the Titans as they head into the heart of their schedule.
Published on Feb 21, 2012