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Vol. 88 Issue 4

September 8, 2010

She & Him

WHAT’S INSIDE FEATURES Final entry for Summer in Mexico series ........................................5

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food and wine event presented by the Los Angeles Times at Paramount Pictures Studio on Labor Day weekend.

OPINION Clemens’ indictment bad for baseball ........................................4

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SPORTS Padres top division for first time since 2006 ........................................6 The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

Teachers’ workshop teaches Session gives educators a view into the learning experience JENNA WEST Staff Writer

has the higher the education of the nurse the better the patients’ outcomes.”

Reducing the statistic that teachers talk eight times more than students in the classroom was the emphasis in Student California Teacher Association’s workshop on Tuesday in the Titan Student Union. The SCTA is a statewide organization for those pursuing teaching at any level. It offers benefits, events and workshops to provide a way to become a better teacher. The SCTA chapter at Cal State Fullerton won the Outstanding Chapter of the Year award for 2010. Senior and child and adolescents development major Natalie Crook is the president of the SCTA at CSUF. She and nine executive members put on the events that are more hands-on of what to do in the classroom. “Everything we do is to make members better teachers and to stand out above other applicants,” Crook said. “We hope to plan events where people will grow and get something out of them, without SCTA future teachers won’t be given these opportunities.” Professor of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education Ruth Yopp-Edwards began the workshop by demonstrating the teachers’ importance of providing an active learning environment that engaged all students.

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LUCIO VILLA / Asst. Photo Editor Nursing students Rozely Barbero, left, and Janelle Alvis from the Nursing 405L class are tested to determine if the dummy has pneumonia depending on the sound the lungs produce. These are typical exercises students go through.

Fullerton opens School of Nursing due to high demand JENNA WEST Staff Writer

To cope with the nation’s high demand for nurses and the aging population of baby boomers, Cal State Fullerton has created the School of Nursing. “With the nursing shortage, the aging population and the healthcare reform, the educational system is not able to produce enough nurses to meet the needs of the future,” said Cindy Greenberg School of Nursing Director. Greenberg said that California’s

ratio of nurses per person is the fourth lowest in the nation. As the population ages and the pending healthcare reform, the number of people seeking medical attention is growing. The School of Nursing accepts to full capacity and hopes to maintain that number of students in spite of the state budget cuts. Fortunately, Greenberg said, the school has received extra funding through grants. Students in the undergraduate and master’s program, as well as registered nurses seeking their bachelor’s or master’s in nursing,

are now offered concentrations within the school. Some of the concentrations are nurse anesthetist, nurse educator, women’s healthcare and nurse leadership. The shift from the Department of Nursing to the School of Nursing has not altered any of the courses, but it has made it easier to create more courses based on concentrations and lab components. The concentrations offer more nursing opportunities, from working with children, elders or families in a hospital, informatics research or educational setting. “Nursing is a wonderful profes-

sion with so many options that can be tailored to one’s interest, talents and skills,” Greenberg said. “Some people may not recognize the education that a nurse

Campus embraces energy efficiency Power plant reduces university’s dependence on outside sources SAMANTHA DABBS Staff Writer

Quinn has high aspirations for athletics

LUCIO VILLA/ Asst. Photo Editor Cal State Fullerton’s Director of Athletics, Brian Quinn, started his career at CSUF in 2002 from Loyola-Marymount University. This year he became the President of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics, Division 1-AAA.


Cal State Fullerton’s Director of Athletics, Brian Quinn, starts out the school year with a lot on his plate. Quinn came over to CSUF from his alma mater, Loyola-Marymount University, in 2002. He served as the director of Athletics at LMU for 13 years. According to Quinn, going from a private university of about 5,000 students to a public university of Contact Us at

about 36,000 students was a big change. “I didn’t know what to expect of CSUF at first,” Quinn said. “But I can remember driving home many nights and I would find my-self singing; I was so happy.” Quinn assumes the position of president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), Division 1-AAA, while juggling multiple responsibilities at CSUF such as dealing with the on going athletic budget crisis and trying to instill a high See QUINN, page 8

Cal State Fullerton will have a new trigeneration power plant running full time by late September, said Jeffery Bechtold, Physical Plant System coordinator. The new $20 million plant, located east of the Nutwood Parking Structure and south of the Performing Arts Center, will be simultaneously generating three utilities at once; creating its own electricity, chilling water and heating water. The system allows the campus to be less dependent of outside sources, along with being environmentally friendly and cost efficient, Bechtold said. Funding for the creation of the plant is supported by a lease finance agreement, Bechtold added. The plant will save an estimated amount of $2 million a year, which will go to the plant’s finance payments as well as supporting staff for maintaining and operating the plant, Bechtold said. “The system has one energy input doing up to three processes at a time, therefore, saving energy and money for the campus,” Bechtold said. According to CSUF Inside News, the new plant has enough energy with its 4.6 megawatt turbine to generate power for up to 4,000 homes. The plant is currently undergoing a testing period. “We’ve held off on saying the specific date it opens because a facility like this isn’t measured on the day it opens; it’s really measured on how effective and how efficient it is once it operates,” Bechtold said.

SHANE WESTOVER / Staff Photographer Contractors discuss the mechanical status of the new power plant on Cal State Fullerton’s campus which is located next to the Nutwood Parking Structure.

The new central plant’s system also offers flexibility to meet the university’s demands, said associate vice president of Campus Construction Jay Bond. Fueled by gas, the new plant will partner with the old plant, built in 1992, which is fueled by electricity. Essentially as a team they will be saving the university money. “What we have here is an opportunity to hedge natural gas prices against electricity prices, we can still

use whatever plant is more cost efficient at the time,” Bechtold said. The 8,000 square foot facility’s infrastructure is also incorporated with the old plant; the new plant uses the hot and cold thermal storage tanks from the old plant. Bechtold said the new plant will be better for the environment because no ozone depleting refrigerant will be used. See EFFICIENCY page 2



September 8, 2010


North Korea releases South Korean fishing boat SEOUL – North Korea on Tuesday released a captive South Korean fishing boat as officials in Seoul considered an emergency storm aid request from Pyongyang – gestures experts say may signal a new easing of tensions on the divided Korean Peninsula. The 41-ton fishing boat Dae Seung 55 and its crew of four Koreans and three Chinese were seized last month when officials claimed that it had illegally entered North Korean waters. The release late Tuesday came as the South Korean government reviewed a North Korean request for rice, cement and construction equipment to help with heavy flooding in August. Seoul’s Unification Ministry said North Korea’s Red Cross sent a letter to its southern counterpart over the weekend.

NATIONAL BP readying report on cause of spill NEW YORK – British Petroleum plans to release an internal report of the Deepwater Horizon disaster Wednesday morning, even as it continues to deal with the consequences of the April 20 explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP said the report was prepared by its internal-investigation team on the causes of the Gulf of Mexico fiasco. The accident resulted in the death of 11 workers and nearly 5 million barrels of oil spewing out of the ruptured well about 50 miles south of the Louisiana coast. The findings also are coming as the criminal investigation of the blast continues. BP’s report could lay out arguments it plans to use to defend itself in court proceedings. The company has been mum about the cause of the disaster, although last week it issued a report on lessons learned from the accident.

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Tamara Krebs, a CSUF graduate, is a prototype of how nursing careers are successful outside of the hospital. Being in the first cohort of graduates from CSUF’s online nursing leadership program, Krebs received her master’s in nursing leadership and completed her clinical work in a university setting. Now a lecturer at CSUF, Krebs strives to prepare her students as well as the program has prepared her. “I have a fresh student perspective to offer as an instructor and understand the difficulties of balancing work, school and family,” Krebs said. “I learned so much through CSUF and hope to give back my knowledge.” Nursing students also carry full academic loads. Not only are they found in the classroom but they also have full days of simulation labs in hospitals or clinics. Professor Elaine Rutkowski has taught at CSUF for 10 years and has experience as a psychiatric nurse and a clinical specialist in community health nursing. Rutkowski described the day in the life of a nursing major’s courses.

“Nursing major courses involve spending time in hospitals and clinics, learning to deliver care to patients, learning pathophysiology and nursing assessments that are taught in the classroom,” Rutkowski said. From her experience in the nursing field, Rutkowski’s passion for nursing goes beyond another day at work. “It’s not a job, it’s a way of living,” Rutkowski said. “When you are a nurse you’re always a nurse by applying health and safety to everyday life.” Transfer student and registered nurse, Omar Penney, is currently working to attain his bachelor’s through the school of nursing. “Nursing classes are way harder with more expectations. It’s tough and there is more to learn, but it can still be fun,” Penney said. “It’s all about the experience.” However, he encourages his fellow colleges and those looking to join the School of Nursing despite the level of the courses. He recites a quote by Aristotle to keep his classmates and himself motivated. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”

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Run to the Top attracts 600 to Mt. Baldy

Above: Nursing student Christina Mejia, of the Nursing 405 Lab, injects the needle for the IV-Starter and Professor Kerns helps her with the process Left: On the first day of school, Nursing 405L students worked on IV-Starters on fake arm with working veins that ran blood to test students as they placed a needle in the hand.

MT. BALDY – While most of the country slept in Monday for the

Labor Day holiday, about 600 brave athletes chose to tackle the 8-mile uphill race called Run to the Top. The 45th annual mountain event kicked off at 8 a.m., with participants sprinting downhill on a paved road for the first quarter-mile before confronting the rest of the race – a steep, narrow, trail up to the summit of Mt. San Antonio. Runners and walkers started near 6,000 feet and ended the race at 10,064 feet.

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EFFICIENCY: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY USED ... Continued from page 1 “Instead of using a chemical refrigerant in the system it will use water, which is cleaner and more environmentally safe,” Bechtold said. “And the turbine that we have is also known as one of the lowest emission engines available.” Many buildings are looking for new ways to become more energy efficient for economic and environmental reasons. According to Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News, trigeneration plants are more efficient, economically sound and environmentally friendly compared to typical central power plants. CSUF human services major Luis Alba thinks that the plant is a good addition to the campus. “If the new plant is better for the environment, keeps everything running smoothly in the classrooms and isn’t being paid for through student fees, then I don’t see why anybody wouldn’t want it,” Alba said.

SHANE WESTOVER/ Staff Photographer New power plant at Cal State Fullerton, which uses one of the lowest emission engines available, will open in late September.

Irvine campus finds new home for spring semester Change is in the air at Cal State Fullerton’s Irvine campus MARYANNE SHULTZ Staff Writer

Tucked just outside a tree-covered grove in Irvine’s Great Park on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station is a tan two-story Mediterraneanstyle building that houses the satellite Irvine campus of Cal State Fullerton. Here, there are no overcrowded parking lots or long lines at the bookstore. “I didn’t even know there was an Irvine campus until a counselor mentioned it to me my first semester. Now I try to take as many classes here as I can get,” said Cody Ellis, a criminal justice major. “I like the small, quiet environment, sort of like being in a

small town; everybody knows your name.” Ellis, 24, has taken classes on both campuses but prefers the Irvine location because of the proximity to his home in Mission Viejo. “I hate spending an hour driving around main campus looking for a parking spot, especially after sitting on the freeway for 40 minutes,” Ellis said. Even with budget cuts that affect the entire CSU, this small campus, with a faculty of about 60, accommodates over 2,000 students enrolled this semester. Most of the courses offered are full; although, the cuts have required the college to decrease the maximum class size. “Cal State Fullerton worked hard to get classes down here,” said Marsha Daughetee, assistant dean for Student Affairs. “Faculty and staff work together to make this work. We fight for South County CSUF students to get the classes they need.” Although independent because of its location, the Irvine campus is still an integral part of the CSUF family; however, it’s a community that takes care of its own. “Due to its small size, a benefit is that the Irvine campus has built a strong sense of community,” Daughetee said. Beginning Aug. 30, students had the opportunity to investigate the benefits of peer collaboration during the kick-off of Students Managing Academic Resources Together (S.M.A.R.T.) Week. The program teaches to manage academics better by using the resources provided at the Irvine campus. These include study groups, internships, volunteer opportunities and more. “Because of limited resources and staff, we don’t have our own learning center. S.M.A.R.T. encourages collaboration,” Daughetee said. “We’ll hire tutors as a resource for study groups and offer incentives like designated spaces to study, support systems, academic check-ups and writing workshops.” There are many special opportunities for students, including occasional free snacks, Students Helping Other Students (S.H.O.S.), art shows, free movie nights and blood drives.

Courtesy of Irvine Campus Library Cal State Fullerton’s Irvine campus is located on an old Marine Corps Air Station.

Coming up in the next few weeks is the ASI Block Party, “It’s Gonna Be Wild!” on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the courtyard. This jungle-themed party will offer food, entertainment and giveaways. During the Legacies Community Engagement Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., students can learn more about community service opportunities and how to become more involved at CSUF. On a hot, late-summer day, there’s nothing like a cold, refreshing ice cream sundae. As part of the fair, students can build their own creation. “We promoted our Snack Attack

last week on our Facebook page, with the added bonus of a free giveaway. Two students received a nice package that included some CSUF items as well as an Orange County Entertainment discount book,” said Robert Flores, coordinator for Student Affairs. Flores said that students using the mobile application Foursquare should watch for incentives for checking in at the Irvine campus. Next semester, the campus will move to its larger and more permanent home at 3 Banting Rd., Irvine, about four miles southwest of the branch campus’s current location.

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ALAYNA DURAN / Staff Photographer Aloha Java is a popular meeting place for people around Cal State Fullerton, including the members of the International Club.

Aloha Java transforms Popular campus coffee stand gets makeover, has new menu items KIRAN KAZALBASH Copy Editor

Aloha Java, Cal State Fullerton’s coffee establishment between University Hall and the Humanities Building, is starting off its 15th year on campus with an aesthetic change. The coffee stand, which was once a bold green tent, is now a building providing its costumers and employees with the amenities of an indoor coffee house. “It was a long overdue necessity,” said Andrew Freeman, owner of Aloha Java. “It was time to make it look more permanent and have it fit in with the campus.” Independently owned and operated by Andrew Freeman through Auxiliary Service Corporation, Aloha Java faced many challenges while operating under

the temporary tent. Freeman said air conditioning, heating and protection from the elements were all problems the coffee stand dealt with in the past. “It’s fantastic now,” Freeman said. “It has upgraded power, it’s insulated and it expedites our service. Our coffee is faster and hotter than it was before.” The new Aloha Java structure is more secure and meets all of the standards of Orange County Health Department, said Tony Lynch, division director for Campus Dining. The pre-fabricated building, designed specifically for food and coffee service, was installed during the summer, Lynch added. Freeman said it was the perfect time with all of the other construction in that area wrapping up during that time as well. “Everyone is very happy with it,” Freeman said. “And the health department is extremely pleased because it is now code compliant, having addressed any issues we may have had before with a canopy/tent operation.” Aloha Java’s new look was a collaborative effort combining the help of

Environmental Safety, Physical Plant and Design and Construction. After years of planning, the new home of Aloha Java has been getting positive feedback from regular customers. “I like it,” said Carolyn Sidejas, administrative support coordinator for Academic Advising and a regular at Aloha Java. “It looks more permanent now, like it’s not going to go away. These folks are great here; they really take good care of (their customers).” Plans are still in the works, however, to add more things to the surroundings of the stand, making the coffee experience more enjoyable for the customer. New patio chairs and tables will be added for additional seating as well as a canopy to go around the building. Students will now also be able to use their ATM as payment which, according to Freeman, was an issue before. Aloha Java will also be offering fresh pastries and bagels, delivered daily. “It’s all part of the process,” Freeman said. “I wish, as an operator, to thank all of the people that were instrumental in making this possible; it really has benefited everyone.”

Chuck Kissel, worked with Lynch in putting together a committee to review proposals. The review team included Juli Santos, former ASI President; community members Raul Davis, Frank Mumford, ASC CFO; and Kissel and Lynch. The few with the most potential were then contacted for a presentation to the committee and after a vote, Juice it Up! Frozen Yogurt was selected. “ASC along with Design and Construction, Dalke & Sons, and Physical Plant, worked closely with Juice it Up! on all of the construction detail in efforts to have the project completed by the start of the fall semester,” Lynch said. “This was very much a partnership effort.” The store is up and running and offers yogurt of 12 different flavors and over 30 different toppings at any given time. The fruit toppings are cut fresh daily, Carol said. “Our product has pro-biotics with live and active cultures that promote healthy digestion, and our product uses low or nonfat real yogurt,” Carol said. “It tastes good, and it’s good for you.”

Students agree that the frozen yogurt is a healthy alternative to traditional frozen treats and gives the campus some variety. “It is a healthy choice; it’s a lot better for you than having a shake from Carl’s Jr.,” said Dorado Quick, 21, a business marketing major. “It’s also better than having another coffee shop on campus. There is a coffee place everywhere.” Marcus Skinner, manager of the store, said that the student response has been very positive. “From 12 to about 3 p.m., we are jamming. Students like the atmosphere,” Marcus said. “They come just to hang out.” Incentives are also offered to students in the form of frequency and loyalty cards. The frequency cards can also be used at the two other Juice it Up! locations on campus. The grand opening of the Juice it Up! Frozen Yogurt store will be Sept. 20. A DJ will be there and prizes will be given away, including a free iPad. Students will also have an opportunity to sign up for the e-club.

Juice it Up! brings new treat Frozen yogurt craze hits the second floor of the bookstore on campus KELSEY LANEY Copy Editor

With the ever-growing popularity surrounding frozen yogurt, Cal State Fullerton joined in with its newest addition to Campus Dining: Juice it Up! Frozen Yogurt. “Frozen yogurt has been resurging since 2007; we wanted to take part and do it right. We had experience from the smoothie side,” said Carol Skinner, business and marketing director for the new Juice it Up! Frozen Yogurt shop. “We have made a healthy treat.” Tony Lynch, division director of Campus Dining, and Carol Skinner said it was a long process that started almost one year ago. “The bookstore wanted to add something to attract more student traffic,” Lynch said. Titan Shops bookstore director,

TEACHERS: PRACTICE WHAT YOU TEACH ... Continued from page 1 “As stated in State Legislation, Teachers, regardless of materials and environment, are the most critical school factor in student success,” Yopp-Edwards said during the workshop. Yopp-Edwards, as well as professors Andrea Guillaume and Hallie Yopp Slowik, repeated the statistic throughout the workshop that needed to change in classrooms throughout the United States: Teachers talk eight times more than students. “The teacher makes the difference and is the clearest factor in the classroom. A lot of discussions a teacher will make can impact the students,” Guillaume said after the workshop. Five demonstrations of ways to manage student engagement were presented throughout the workshop such as holding up colored cards to answer questions provided on the board. These activities gave opportunities for students to have a voice in the classroom whether that is among their peers in a group or through showing an action to the class. Yopp Slowik showed how students who learn from an active teacher benefit, especially English learners, who have fewer opportunities to speak in classrooms. Based on items presented in a mystery bags, students were able

JENNA WEST / Staff Writer Workshop attendees go hands-on with activities to manage student engagement in classes.

to engage with one another and develop hypotheses of what the next lesson might be. The ideas the professors presented have been put into one book with many ideas that came from their own experiences. The three professors have worked to blend their specialties in reading and math to create active teaching strategies from kindergarten to the university levels. “We try to work against the typical education in the U.S. of just sitting and listening, instead we support

the use of language,” Guillaume said. The workshop gave those striving to be future teachers a hands-on opportunity to be in a student’s position. It consisted of more activity than presentation as the professors made a point of practicing what they teach. “We hope to pass on a joy for learning to students through these workshops and to show teachers to appreciate what you do because it impacts the learning experience,” Yopp Slowik said.



September 8, 2010

Starring Michael Cera as Michael Cera

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ALLY BORDAS Staff Writer

Michael Cera is my go-to indie man. I know that if I am craving anything awkwardly cute I can pick up a Michael Cera movie and get served a mixed movie dish of scrawny, cute and soft spoken. As an actor Michael Cera plays such a variety of parts.

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I’m joking. There is no way Michael Cera can be taken seriously as an actor when all he is doing is simply playing himself except with a different plain jane quirky girl. I mean what kind of skills do you need to play yourself? Juno. Not the city in Alaska but the indie film that the teenage youth of America fell in love with. At first “Juno” seems like the typical high school movie, but there’s a twist; an unexpected pregnancy and a crapload of problems to come along with it. Cera played Bleeker: the lovable, shy, scrawny geek that women in the audience fawned over. His personality makes him not only cute but sexy – maybe even as attractive as Bradley Cooper (without all the muscles and the rock-hard abs). I’m pushing it. The movie was nominated for

four Academy Awards in 2008 and actually managed to win Best Screenplay. That was it for Ellen Page and Michael Cera; they had officially made it in Hollywood. To be fair, Michael Cera was in the old sitcom “Arrested Development” and played a role in the movie “Superbad.” “Superbad” was released in the same year “Juno” was, but Michael only gained a small following from it. After the unexpected success of “Juno,” everyone was waiting to see what movies Ellen Page and Michael Cera would star in next. I was especially interested to see Michael Cera in another movie. I wanted to know if his talent could come alive in a different setting. So when “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” came out a year later, I watched it as soon as I could. It was your average unknown indie film with great alternative rock

music echoing in the background. But for those of us who saw it, didn’t it feel like we were watching Bleeker all over again except this time he was running around New York City? I was still in love with Michael enough to give him another chance. 2009 was a great year for Michael: “Paper Heart,” “Year One” and “Youth in Revolt.” Three movies! In “Paper Heart” he played himself opposite of then girlfriend Charlyne Yi. About three months ago Paste Magazine wrote an online article about Michael Cera’s many faces and about the movie “Paper Heart.” “Yeah, this is about where Cera started to get a little bit predictable, but he was saved by this film’s sheer adorableness,” the article said. Again, just to emphasize, Mi-

chael played himself, which was the same character that he played in both “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” and in “Juno,” but at least in “Paper Heart” he got to use his own name. In “Year One” Michael’s character was was set in a prehistoric time period. He was awkward, shy and trying to lose his virginity to a girl from his hometown. Same old character, same old story line. And that is a nice critique. The movie count where Michael Cera has played the same character (A.K.A. himself ) equals four times so far. “Youth in Revolt.” Overall was... redundant. Need I say more? Michael Cera played the kid stuck in a boring life with psycho parents, believing he was just average. He meets a girl who flips his world upside down and he makes

it his mission to be the ultimate badass for her before realizing that she likes him enough for who he is (aw, how sweet and unpredictable...that was sarcastic). Why doesn’t he do something, anything, to push himself into a new arena? The indie thing is getting so old. I have yet to go see his newest movie which is out in theaters: “Scott Pilgrim Versus the World.” I am afraid I will regret spending $12 on that movie ticket. Maybe in the not-so-distant future we will actually get to see Michael Cera play a serious role. Like Javier Bardem’s character from “No Country for Old Men.” Wow I am laughing out loud even thinking about that possibility. Poor Michael Cera, stuck playing himself all-day long. Is he ever going to break the monotony? Can you say BORING?

Clemens: What baseball didn’t need CHRIS POTRYKUS Staff Writer

It used to be America’s favorite pastime. But now, baseball has been tainted by a lying pack of cheaters and things can never go back to the way they used to be. Roger Clemens’ indictment by the House of Representatives for lying under oath is just more bad press that Major League Baseball doesn’t need. It has been coined “the steroid era,” a period where baseball gods have been caught cheating to bolster their stats and reputations. Players have all but ruined their chances of being voted into the hall of fame. Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Jason Giambi, Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds have all been accused, some even caught red-handed, of

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using steroids. And that’s just the short list. Though players should be responsible for their actions, this problem has been going on since the early 1990s according to, and I’m not convinced that the players are entirely to blame. The real culprit is MLB Commissioner Bud Selig because he didn’t nip this problem in the bud. According to the New York Times, former Cleveland Indians trainer, Brent Starr, said Selig first learned about the issue in 1988, when he was the owner of the Milwaukee Brewers. Though Selig has been the baseball commissioner since 1998, the first steroid policy wasn’t enacted until 2003, according to the MLB’s website. For those keeping track, that’s 14 years of denying the problem. The question is why? Why would the commissioner of

a major sport allow cheating? Did he think they wouldn’t get caught? That someone wouldn’t notice helmet sizes jumping from sevens to eights during the off-season? The answer is simple. Everything goes back to the root of all evil: money. Perhaps it was the home run race between Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa that put it into perspective for Selig. Hell, I even watched McGuire hit his 70th home run and I hate baseball. Watching those two slug it out in a race for history was compelling, and it brought in the viewers, the ratings and the cash. Because he allowed cheating to occur, Selig created a monster. If he had cut off its head before it got too big, too strong and too fast for him to control, he wouldn’t need Congress to get involved. Now he has no other choice. And that’s exactly what baseball didn’t need.

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A summer in Mexico: Bathrooms A student journals her thoughts as she visits home JUANITA VASQUEZ News Editor

JONATHAN GIBBY / Graphics Editor Keith Shulsky of Michael David Winery pours a customer a glass of white wine at the L.A. Times Celebration of Food and Wine. Vendors from throughout the nation filled the glasses of over 6,000 attendees.

Festival honors food, wine and music

JONATHAN GIBBY / Graphics Editor An employee of the CoolHaus food truck serves a custom- made ice cream sandwich to an eager customer.

A celebration displays a variety of cuisines and beverages CAROLINA VELAZQUEZ Features Editor

It’s only just noon and already the shiny gates of Paramount Pictures Studios are swarmed with an eager crowd. Delicious aromas filled the air and everyone came with an appetite. No one will be leaving hungry. The Los Angeles Times Celebration of Food and Wine took place on Sunday, Sept. 5 attracting food and wine enthusiasts to spend an afternoon savoring and indulging in a variety of different cuisines. The event was followed by an evening concert performance by the pop duo She & Him. The day started off with a series of scheduled events occurring on different stages concurrently. Famous chefs and other culinary masters were in attendance giving cooking presentations and panel discussions for those interested in

their expertise. “I love to cook, I love food and I’m starting my own culinary blog,” said Melissa Malkasian, 22. “I just want to hear what some of these experts have to say so I can incorporate it into my blog.” Roger Mooking from the show Everyday Exotic on the Cooking Channel, was one of the many culinary experts scheduled for a cooking demonstration. Mooking was interactive with his audience as he passed around some of the ingredients to the crowd before he started cooking a Szechuan peppercorn steak with glazed sweet potatoes. “It’s a very simple recipe and looks very flavorful,” said Irma Rochin, a Oxnard native. “I’m a huge fan of Roger (Mooking) and when I saw he was going to be here I just knew I had to take a trip to L.A.” In order to coincide with the recent “roach coach” fad, food trucks were sprinkled throughout the event, tempting hungry folks on almost every corner to taste a bit of what each had to offer. “I definitely came to see the food trucks,” said Shoshana Lei-

JONATHAN GIBBY / Graphics Editor M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel of She & Him perform “Black Hole” from their album Volume One. They were the highlight of the day.

bobitz, 21-year-old attendee. “I wanna try at least a dish from each truck and see which one I like the most.” Many trucks such as Anh Joo, Don Chow, Nom Nom, Rajun Cajun, even Fullerton’s famous Crepes Bonaparte were present and certainly did not disappoint. A crowd favorite, ice cream sandwich truck Coolhaus, was an instant hit as soon as the celebration started. Known for their eccentric selection of flavors, Coolhaus dominated with a never ending long line. “I’ve been waiting in line for about 25 minutes,” said Mark Dunn, a USC film student. “I like to try a new flavor each time. It’s definitely worth the wait.” As the cuisine proved to be a success, wine was being served throughout the day. Different wineries from California were showcased giving samples of their best wine. “As soon as we got here there’s been a constant crowd,” said Bonnie Hart of Hart’s Desire Wines. “There is just so many people here and everyone is reacting really well to our wine.”

Many of the wineries included well known Flora Springs Winery and Vineyards and Hawkes Winery among many others. However, by mid-afternoon, it was difficult trying to find a wine exhibitor who still had wine to spare. “There are many food vendors here, but I think wine was the main event,” Hart said. Long lines begin to fade and the sun begins to set. Opening act Angela McCluskey sets up the mood for the highly anticipated headliners to come, She & Him. Once the crowd got a glimpse of Zooey Deschanel’s green dress on stage, girls took out their cameras and the boys began to swoon. M. Ward followed and the band started playing “I Was Made for You.” Needless to say, the crowd was in awe. As the event comes to an end, the crowd remains bellowing catcalls as She & Him continue to perform. Attendees prepare to call it a day as they rest with their comfortably full bellies. It is clear that this celebration of food and wine didn’t leave a bad taste in anyone’s mouth.

Today I paid three pesos to use a public restroom. One thing I love about Mexico are the street vendors, and when those vendors have food on their stands, I love Mexico a bit more. In Colima, fruit stands are found on street corners, where passersby buy plastic cups filled with whatever fruit is in season. At night, taco stands, hot dog stands, churro stands - delicious food stands adorn the streets. But in spite of all the places and food that is available to eat at all hours of the day, there are few spaces one can use to take care of the less-desired bodily functions. It is easy to forget how necessary public restrooms are, especially when there is always one that is conveniently placed in shopping centers and restaurants. So I walked the streets of Mexico thinking about bathrooms when I, in dire need of one, had to walk three blocks. That particular day I drank more water than my body could contain, and soon I found myself with a bladder almost vibrating with need to be emptied. So I carefully crossed streets and made my way to a place where I knew public bathrooms existed. Once I got there, there was a lady sitting at the entrance of the bathroom unrolling a roll of toilet paper. She unrolled the paper, counted a few squares, and neatly folded it before placing it in a pile. This she did with such care that I stared for several seconds before realizing I had some matters to take care of. I paid the equivalent of 25 cents and in exchange, I was handed one of the pieces of toilet paper she had been stashing and received full access to the restroom. I hoped it would be enough. Luckily, I only had to urinate, had I been the lady in the stall next to me, I would have had to walk home with dirty underwear. But I never worry about this issue when I am in California, you know, using bathrooms in public places, because there is always a gas station within my immediate radius. And if there isn’t one, I can always run to a fast food restaurant. I suppose I would like to thank whoever it is that always thinks about bathrooms, because if they didn’t exist, my trips to Mexico would not be enjoyable.

Downtown Fullerton’s new used bookstore RACHEL DAVID Managing Editor

Walking into the Friends of the Fullerton Public Library’s used bookstore in Downtown Fullerton is like walking into the Stars Hollow bookstore in Gilmore Girls. You instantly feel like you have stepped into a quaint bookstore in a small town, which is only made more clear by the pleasant and helpful employees. As co-managers Irene Budde and Joyce Sullivan explained, the bookstore is “just another venue for us to support the library. We are renting (the space) until the library is completed, approximately a year, a year plus, maybe.” Fullerton’s Main Public Library is undergoing renovations but will house the bookstore in the library once the expansion is completed. Parking is shared with the library; though, there is two-hour parking along the side of the bookstore. Though the space inside the unassuming green building located on the west side of the Fullerton Public Library on Commonwealth may be small, Budde pointed out, “We have hand picked the books, what we consider the best to sell in a small area. We’re covering a lot of categories.” Among the wide variety of genres within the modest-sized bookstore are: fiction, sports, children, cook-

ing, religion/philosophy, travel, collectibles, classics, to name a few. “Our prices are reasonable and competitive,” said Budde. Sharon Kolter-Valdez, an Anaheim resident, learned about the bookstore from her husband who read about it in the Orange County Register. “I like used bookstores and am up for checking them all out,” said Kolter-Valdez. “They have a nice selection. At used bookstores, I look for children’s books and novels, regular fiction. My son loves cookbooks, so I look for him.” Going along with the small-town feel, Kolter-Valdez added, “People who work at used bookstores are very nice and helpful which makes it pleasant.” The used bookstore’s hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to. 2 p.m. “We sell books online, as well,” said Sullivan. Ostrich, the Friends of the Fullerton Library’s Amazon shop, can be accessed at Amazon. com/Shops/Ostrich. For more information and updates regarding the library and its used bookstore, go to or You can also follow the Fullerton Public Library on Twitter: Twitter. com/FPL, or friend them on Facebook at Library.



September 8, 2010

Padres’ bullpen tops NL West STEPHANI BEE Staff Writer

Nobody expected this to happen. Many of the major baseball outlets didn’t think it was possible. Sports Illustrated said they would finish in last place. So did CBS Sports, Baseball Prospectus, AOL FanHouse and Bleacher Report. But here we are, in September, and the San Diego Padres are in first place. How did a team that was expected to be so bad get so good? There are several answers but each of them begins and ends with roster construction and pitching. When the Padres fired general manager Kevin Towers in October 2009, he vacated a team saddled in young talent he acquired in trades. Prior to the 2009 non-waiver trading deadline, Towers sent pricey ace Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox for pitchers Dexter Carter, Aaron Poreda, Clayton Richard and Adam Russell. In years prior, he traded trash for treasure in acquiring Heath Bell and Royce Ring from the New York Mets and Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez from the Texas Rangers. What stands out most is the pitching talent that Towers had built, which has been the secret to the Padres’ success. When Jed Hoyer took over as general manager in late October 2009, he was handed the reigns to a team built to succeed because of its pitching staff. Run prevention is key; if other teams can’t score, they can’t win.

Because the Padres play within the pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park, they can welcome fly ball pitchers with arms wide open. With a formidable front four consisting of Jon Garland, Wade LeBlanc, Clayton Richard, and 22-yearold ace Mat Latos, San Diego has a rotation built with guys who can crank high heat and others who take advantage of a spacious outfield and solid defense. To complement the rotation, Hoyer has constructed a bullpen worthy of its self dubbed title: “The Pen-itentiary.” Joining Bell, the closer, are set up men Luke Gregerson and Mike Adams who are dedicated to help shorten any game to a sixinning contest. Overall, the rotation and bullpen have combined to lead the majors with a 3.36 ERA. They have also allowed only 1,083 hits, the fewest in the majors. In this so called “Year of the Pitcher,” the Padres are proving that teams can go as far as their pitching staffs will take them. Nobody will ever accuse the Padres of being an offensive juggernaut. They have a meager .321 on-base percentage, are 25th in the majors in slugging at .377, and have only 111 homers on the year—22nd in the majors. Despite playing in a horrid home for hitters, San Diego simply is not a great offensive ball club, and that could be to their disadvantage come October. That’s not to say Hoyer didn’t do his darndest to improve the offense at the trade deadline; he made two

Broxton a bust for big Blue, time to boot him ALEX DOMINGUEZ Asst. Copy Editor

Courtesy of MCT San Diego Padres starting pitcher Kevin Correia throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 5.

great moves. Hoyer’s first deal came on July 29 when the Orioles sent veteran infielder Miguel Tejada to San Diego, which gave the Padres an offensive upgrade over Jerry Hairston Jr. at shortstop. On deadline day, Hoyer pulled off a heist in stealing right fielder Ryan Ludwick away from the Cardinals in a three-team deal. Though the Padres stumbled through the last two weeks of August with a 5-8 record and are starting to look worn down, and they just broke a 10-game losing streak. However, September roster expansion should help provide the team some extra life

down the stretch. There were glimmers that the Padres could be good during the stretch drive last season and during spring training this season. The team had a 17-9 record in September 2009 and had 18 wins in their final 20 spring training games. However, for a team with an average age of 29 years old and the secondlowest payroll in the majors, 2010 has been a revelation. The ultimate underdog has a five game cushion atop the NL West, and though it’s certainly not a lock, the team looks poised to ride their superb pitching staff into the playoffs.

Yes, I know this campus is in Orange County and that Angel Stadium is a few minutes away. Sorry Titans, I’m a Dodger fan. For nearly 18 years, I have rooted and cheered the likes of Eric Karros, Shawn Green, Nomar Garciaparra, and yes, even steroid ridden Manny Ramirez. However, there is one player (dare I call him a player) that I am not a fan of; the 1 percent that wears Dodger Blue I refuse to cheer. It’s about time that number 50, Jonathan Broxton, got the boot. So where was Broxton. As of early August, the official Dodger website logs Broxton’s seasonal stats at a 4-4 win/loss record, 3.42 ERA, 21 saves, and 60 strikeouts. Trust me, he’s more pathetic than he looks on paper. The Dodger right-hander’s alright numbers do not tell the complete story of bonehead mistakes and blunders. A closing pitcher is supposed to strike fear into the opposing dugout. When a young Trevor Hoffman was called upon, whoever was at bat might as well had hung up his jersey and called it a night. Back in Dodgers’ history, Steve Hugh used to cause teams to “try again tomorrow.” Remember that warm, fuzzy feeling we Dodger fans used to get when Eric Gagne used to take the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning? Everyone in the stadium would excitedly cheer, “Game Over!” When Broxton exited the bullpen, we said the same words, without the same

feeling. Broxton continuously came in, just in time to mess up a winning game. Then, after doing enough damage, Broxton was pulled from the game, just in time for someone else to pick up the loss. Remember the much anticipated Yankees versus Dodgers series? Unless you didn’t know, the Yankees took the series two games to one. The team from Los Angeles (the only team from Los Angeles) should have taken the series. After losing the first game 2-1, and tying the series with a 4-9 victory in the second game, the “Boys in Blue” were poised to take game three, thus winning one of the most anticipated series of the year. It all came down to the ninth inning, where the Dodgers were three outs away from a 6-2 victory. Enter Jonathan Broxton. He gave up multiple hits, which led to multiple runs; nothing strange for the former Dodger closer. Four runs and three outs later, fans watched in horror as a once decisive victory turned into extra innings. Broxton was relieved by right-hander Ramon Troncoso. Troncoso later gave up a two-run home run, which proved fatal. The Dodgers didn’t blow it, and neither did Troncoso; Broxton blew it. Broxton gave up shutouts, left the bases loaded and kept me and my fellow fans chomping on our last fingernails. It pains me to say that I highly doubt we Dodger fans will be seeing our “Boys in Blue” during post season play; Broxton’s demotion is probably too little too late. With Broxton benched, it’s time to look to the Big Blue Dodger in the sky; who will be our new “SAVE-ior.”

Ochocinco and Owens: Two personalities, one team MATT PETROPULOS Staff Writer

Courtesy of MCT Cincinnati Bengals’ wide receivers Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens take the field in game against the Dallas Cowboys, Aug. 8.

Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens are two of the most well-known and successful receivers in the National Football League. Owens has 1,006 receptions, 144 touchdowns and 14,951 receiving yards heading into the season, while Ochocinco has 684 receptions, 62 touchdowns and 9,952 receiving yards going into the season. With stats like these, most people would think that the Bengals are loaded and ready for a high-powered air attack that would take the NFL by storm. While this might be true, anyone that has followed these two players knows they bring a lot of baggage with their talent. “Shrek and Donkey,” as Ochocinco likes to call them are ready to take the NFL by storm. He thinks Owens is Shrek because he is a bigger, more physical receiver and he called himself Donkey, because he is going to act like an “ass” all year. You don’t have to look far to see what Ochocinco is talking about. Ochocinco was fined twice in 2009 for a total of $50,000. Once for $30,000 for wearing a poncho and

sombrero proclaiming his Hall of Fame worthiness and another for $20,000 for pretending to bribe an official. Not wanting to be forgotten in the 2010 Preseason, Ochocinco decided to use Twitter during halftime of a game this year and was fined $25,000. He also went further after the fine saying that he has even better celebrations in store for the 2010 regular season. This leads me to his new sidekick, Terrell Owens. Owens has bought his own ticket out of San Francisco, Philadelphia and Dallas. He then went to the Buffalo Bills in desperation for a job and behaved to the best of his ability so he could market himself for the 2010 season. This is where he joined his new teammate and proclaimed best friend, Ochocinco. After a long free agency period, where things didn’t look good for an aging, slower receiver, the Bengals finally took a shot. So the Owens/Ochocinco Show has officially arrived. It will be the job of Veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer to handle both of the receiver’s egos and target each of them equally to make them happy. So can they coexist? Are the egos

that have multiple fines and numerous enemies around the league going to be successful? “(You all) don’t even understand what’s going to happen this year,” Ochocinco said on the NFL Network while wearing a grey shirt that had “Hollywood” written across the front in bright green letters. “I think to myself: When’s the last time you had two receivers on the same field of this caliber on the same team at the same time? This is going to be scary.” However, I think it will be “déjà vu” of what they have done their entire careers; More fines, more trouble, even bigger egos and at the end of the year, a new team for Owens. Owens has had a rocky relationship with quarterbacks such as Jeff Garcia in San Francisco, Donovan McNabb in Philladelphia and Tony Romo in Dallas. I am predicting it is only a matter of time until not only him, but Ochocinco as well, gets on Carson Palmer’s last nerve. When you have a receiver like Ochocinco on your team and you’re trying to keep him under control, why in the world would you add another in Owens that could be his twin brother? Good luck Bengals. They’re in for one hell of a ride.

Manny says goodbye Hollywood, hello windy city Staff Writer

Mannywood has vanished. The curtain closed on Manny Ramirez’s time in Hollywood when the Los Angeles Dodgers traded him to the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 30. There was much fanfare when Ramirez arrived in Los Angeles from Boston in 2008 as a part of a threeteam deal. After a messy ending in Boston, he had a fresh start in L.A. Donning No. 99 for Dodger Blue, Ramirez’s production exploded. In 53 games, he reached base at a .489 clip and slugged .743, leading L.A. to the National League Championship Series, where they fell to the eventual world champion Philadelphia Phillies. After re-signing with a two-year deal in winter of ‘08, Ramirez’s storybook tenure in L.A. crashed in 2009 when he was busted for performance-enhancing drugs and suspended for 50 games. Due to his controversial character and place in baseball history—he has 554 career

On Aug. 25, 22 days after the homers, 14th on the all-time list, and was part of the “curse-breaking” “Mannywood” sign disappeared 2004 Red Sox—the story became a from left field, Ramirez was placed national affair; another legend had on waivers, a traditional move for been caught with a banned sub- teams looking to gauge interest in stance. Ramirez finished the season their players. Several teams put in strong, but his PED suspension was claims, but the White Sox were the first sign his Dodger marriage awarded the claim and had until Aug. 31 to work out a deal. wouldn’t end happily. With a team On Oct. 14, willing to buy 2009, Dodger and Ramirez owners Frank Injuries set in on the just returning and Jamie from his third McCourt an- 38-year-old this year, as he’s visit to the DL, nounced they Dodger managwere filing for made three stints to the er Joe Torre sat divorce, which disabled list... Ramirez for the had numerous first four games financial reof his return, percussions on the team. It became clear the purse claiming he wasn’t ready to play the strings were tightening for general outfield, though rumors persisted it manager Ned Colletti when he didn’t was because of a pending trade. Aug. 29 brought Ramirez’s final offer arbitration to his potential free agents. When the embattled slugger Dodger appearance. Pinch-hitting said he’d return for 2010—he had an in the sixth inning with the bases opt-out clause—the Dodgers were loaded, the slugger stepped in the batter’s box and took a called strike on the hook for $20 million. Injuries set in on the 38-year-old on the outside corner. Unhappy with this year, as he’s made three stints to the call, Ramirez argued with home the disabled list for calf and ham- plate umpire Gary Cederstrom, who string problems. With the Dodgers promptly ejected him. One day later, floundering, Colletti looked to deal Ramirez waived his no-trade clause Ramirez at the trade deadline but to be sent to the Sox in a straight waiver claim, making them responhad no takers.

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sible for the $3.8 million remaining on his contract. Though this is an excellent move for the South Siders, it could be too little, too late. They’re 3.5 games in back of the Twins and have a tough schedule this month. The Sox have been missing a big bat all season; when they didn’t re-sign bopper Jim Thome, the pressure to produce was thrust upon the likes of Paul Konerko, Carlos Quentin and Gordon Beckham. Konerko has thrived, slugging near .600 and getting on base near a .400 mark, but most of the Pale Hose have struggled. U.S. Cellular Field is hitterfriendly, and though it’d be unfair to expect Ramirez to have output like his ’08 Dodger marks, he’ll be a huge boost to the lineup. In 66 games this season, Ramirez has an on-base percentage over .400 and is slugging over .500. Ramirez has an incentive to do well: this could be his last opportunity to play for a bloated contract. The cost of free-agent hitters is nowhere near as high as it used to be. He doesn’t bring much with the glove, and his attitude could make him unattractive to teams who are willing to pay premium prices for a bat. If he performs, he could get one last payout.

Courtesy of MCT Chicago White Sox Manny Ramirez walks off field after being struck out on Sept. 6.


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According to Sr. Associate Director of Athletics Steve DiTolla, having Quinn as the president of NACDA is a very prestigious honor for CSUF and its department of Athletics. In 2007, Quinn was named Athletic Director of the Year by the NACDA, being elected by athletic directors all across the country. Not only is Quinn lobbying for all Division 1-AAA schools, he said, but with the hurting budget, he is fighting to keep his own athletic teams afloat. “The Athletic Department never wants to drop sports; we want to add them,” Quinn said. “How can I address my programs and tell them that there’s no more team.” According to Quinn, “When the student body didn’t pass the Campus Life and Athletics-Student Fee Referendum last spring, it made it very difficult for Athletic Depart-

ment funds, putting wrestling and who remains close friends with the gymnastics in jeopardy.” athletic director since she retired in Quinn said that he doesn’t blame 2009, said that Quinn is not one to the student body because their fees give up very easily. have already “Brian’s honbeen raised so esty and integmuch, making are impecIn a very tough situation, rity it even more difcable,” Jeremiah ficult for the av- Brian will try to make it said. “In a very erage student to right for everyone, even if he tough situation, attend college. Brian will try to make it right for All 23 univer- doesn’t know if he can. sities of the CSU everyone, even if - Maryalyce Jeremiah, system have inhe doesn’t know Former CSUF basketball coach if he can.” creased their fees five percent just Quinn thinks from last school that every area year, according to the CSU website. of athletics has room for improveQuinn has promised the wrestling ment. team, that no matter what happens He wants every goal that the Athdue to the budget crisis, the athletes letic Department sets to be moving can stay and finish their educations in a positive direction. with their athletic scholarships, if “Let’s stop talking about all the they choose to do so or move for- stuff we don’t have,” Quinn said. ward with their career elsewhere. “Let’s concentrate on what we do Former CSUF women’s basket- have and what we need to do to get ball coach Maryalyce Jeremiah, better.”

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According to Quinn, colleges all around the country are dropping sports from their institutions due to the lack of funds to support their programs. Quinn wants CSUF’s Athletic Department to focus on the positives and in enhancing each student-athlete’s experience. Quinn said that some of the best times of his life were as a studentathlete at Loyola Marymount University. Quinn played basketball and baseball and was inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2001. Whether on the playing field or performing in the classroom, Quinn wants all of his student-athletes to have the same great experiences he had. “What I love most about this job are the student-athletes,” Quinn said. “What brings me joy is watching them play, not all of this budget crisis garbage.”

LUCIO VILLA / Asst. Photo Editor Cal State Fullerton’s Director of Athletics Brian Quinn talks about his achievement.

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