WHAT’S INSIDE: NEWS 2
Daredevil breaks sound barrier OPINION 5
Self-driving cars are safe DETOUR 6
Metamorphoses at Young Theatre SPORTS 8
Volleyball extends winning streak
Firefighters in pink - Fullerton Fire Department goes pink to raise money for cancer research.
Vo l u m e 9 2 , I s s u e 2 3
M O N D AY, O C T O B E R 1 5 , 2 0 1 2
DT EXCLUSIVE: MEET THE PRESIDENT
dailytitan.com NATIONAL | Election
Political hopefuls duke it out in vice presidential bout
Experts say Biden gave Dems vital jolt after Obama’s weak debate DANIEL HERNANDEZ Daily Titan
ROBERT HUSKEY / Daily Titan
Newly-elected Mildred García, Ed.D. sits down with Daily Titan staff to discuss her life, purpose at CSUF and goals for students. Previously, she was president of CSU Dominguez Hills for five years.
García embraces Titan culture DAVID HOOD & IAN WHEELER Daily Titan
After 22-years, Cal State Fullerton president Milton Gordon retired last semester. Mildred García, Ed.D., who grew up in the Bronx, New York, has risen to take his place and take the reins at the highest position at CSUF. García’s parents immigrated to New York from Puerto Rico and worked as factory workers under harsh conditions. Her parents, she said, always inspired her to do well
in school as a means of success. Her family’s strong emphasis on educational success was the driving force behind her throughout her studies. She holds five degrees in business, education and higher education administration. She said she is excited to work with her new staff and to get to know students and their needs by “engaging all voices.” Previously, García was president of nearby Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she became the first Latina president in the CSU. She was also recently appointed to President Barack Obama’s Commission on Education-
al Excellence for Hispanics. As a person who has been in education all over the country, García said she has the diverse background the university needs to continue growing to become a national leader in public igher education. On Thursday, García met with the Daily Titan to discuss her personality, purpose at CSUF and overall goals for her office and position, where she has the power to steer the university through rough waters of mounting student debt and crippling budget cuts. SEE PRESIDENT, 3
CAMPUS | Strategic plan
CSUF execs host town hall meeting for input President García held a meeting to narrow down points of her strategic plan JONATHAN WINSLOW Daily Titan
More than 400 members of the university community gathered in the Portola Pavilions of the Titan Student Union on Friday to attend a town hall meeting. The topic was the strategic plan that
will guide Cal State Fullerton for the next five years. The congregation included faculty representatives from CSUF departments, University Police, students and administrators, as well as President Mildred García. “I know that together with the Fullerton community, we will accomplish great things,” Garcia said in her opening comments. The focus of the meeting was to gather people involved in the uni-
versity community and get their feedback on the strategic plan. Specifically, the aim was to trim down the list of goals, which currently stands at 25. “This is not a letter to Santa Claus,” said Jolene Koester, Ph.D., the facilitator for the Strategic Planning Steering Committee. “This is a set of priorities.” Koester said 25 goals is far too many, and that having six to eight goals or fewer would be more ideal.
“You can’t do 25 goals. You can’t possibly achieve that,” Koester said. The meeting was organized so that participants sat in groups at small, circular tables. These groups were encouraged to discuss the Strategic Plan and whittle down the 25 goals to a more reasonable number, by removing goals that they felt were either too vague or simply weren’t strategic. SEE TOWN HALL, 2
CAMPUS | Men’s hockey
Titans hit their stride in first win of the season ERIC FARRELL Daily Titan
After a difficult loss the previous night, the Cal State Fullerton men’s ice hockey team bounced back in a big way on Friday, beating the UCLA Bruins 5-0 en route to their first win of the season. Three goals in the first period gave the Titans a solid lead, while two more in the third period–notably a fantastic short-handed effort by forward Alec Censullo on the penalty kill–put the final nail
in the coffin. “We definitely wanted the puck more and out-skated them,” said assistant coach Chris Houlihan. “We could have scored a lot more if we could have finished our chances. It was only 5-0, but it could have easily been 10 or 11-0.” The Titans scoring opened up with senior Joe Gojanovic slipping a puck through the legs of the Bruins’ goaltender after Censullo won an offensive-zone faceoff. SEE HOCKEY, 8
CONTACT US AT DTNEWSDESK@GMAIL.COM
ROBERT HUSKEY / Daily Titan
Forward Taylor Castle, a junior, hits a goal in the Titan’s first win, 5-0, of the season. They advance to 1-3-0.
Like two old-time Irish boxers in a no holds barred fight, Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan duked it out with words Thursday night, debating foreign policy and other hot-button issues. With Martha Raddatz of ABC News moderating, the debate was much feistier than the one of their running mates. Even President Barack Obama admitted to radio host Tom Joyner last week that he was “just too polite.” “With all due respect, that’s a bunch of malarkey,” said Biden when cutting off a grinning Ryan after bashing the Obama administration’s perspective foreign policy. “Because not a single thing he said is accurate,” Biden said. That combative tone was used throughout the debate. Biden used his age, experience and an occasional laugh to demonstrate his expertise sitting next to the younger Ryan. To weaken Obama’s record on foreign policy, Ryan mentioned the possibility of Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon many times in the debate. While Biden repeatedly said that Iran doesn’t have weapon capabilities to use its nuclear power, Ryan insisted without further explaining that the Ayatollah keeps inching closer to a nuclear weapon. “They’ve dedicated themselves to wiping an entire country off the
map. They call us the Great Satan. And if they get nuclear weapons, other people in the neighborhood will pursue their nuclear weapons as well,” said Ryan. Ryan also spoke of the recent attack on the American embassy in Libya, questioning the Obama administration for blaming protests sparked by the YouTube video, “Innocence of Muslims.” Biden counter-punched that argument by challenging Romney’s quick response and attack on Obama’s reaction to the incident before he knew all of the facts. “Usually when there is a crisis we pull together. We pull together as a nation,” Biden said about Mitt Romney’s press conference regarding the Obama administration’s handlings with the embassy attack in Libya. Back home where the unemployment figures have showed a little bit of improvement recently, the two candidates expressed many differences. The Congressman Ryan advocated the Republican view of economics by making sure that there is a tax cut across the board for all American’s, starting with the rich. He spoke down about the Obama administration’s efforts in recuperating the economy. “Twenty-three million Americans are struggling for work today. Fifteen percent of Americans are living in poverty today. This is not what a real recovery looks like... we need real reforms for a real recovery,” Ryan said, alluding to the recovery act’s stimulus money. SEE DEBATE, 3
By the numbers: VP debate
30 mentions 4 mentions “Medicare”
53 phrases 14
mentions by Biden
Source: The Washington Post
THE DAILY TITAN
PolitiCorner: Debates and Dates
watched the Vice Presidential debate
M A. CO BA M O
SHUTTLE REACHES NEWMHOME S M
It is Daily Titan policy to correct factual errors printed in the publication. Corrections will be published on the subsequent issue after an error is discovered and will appear on page 2. Errors on the Opinion page will be corrected on that page. Corrections will also be made to the online version of the article. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Anders Howmann at 657-2785815 or at email@example.com with issues about this policy or to report any errors.
.B AR AC K
FOR THE RECORD
Last day to register to vote
watched last term’s VP debate four years ago
on the general election ballot for California
Clown sentenced for rape
Oct. 16 51.4 propositions
The next presidential debate is on
at Hofstra University in New York
OCTOBER 15, 2012
EDITORIAL Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor News Editor News Editor News Assistant News Assistant News Assistant Layout Editor Layout Editor Layout Editor Layout Assistant Copy Editor Copy Assistant Copy Assistant Content Editor Photo Editor Photo Editor Photo Assistant Photo Assistant Opinion Editor Opinion Assistant Detour Editor Detour Assistant Features Editor Features Assistant Sports Editor Sports Assistant Sports Assistant Multimedia Editor Multimedia Editor Multimedia Assistant Multimedia Assistant Web Editor Webmaster
Anders Howmann Gilbert Gonzalez David Hood Ian Wheeler Kymberlie Estrada Raymond Mendoza Adreana Young Vanessa Martinez Nereida Moreno Alvan Ung Blanca Navarro Tim Worden Peter Pham Chris Konte Andie Ayala William Camargo Robert Huskey Rae Romero Eleonor Segura Matt Atkinson Ricardo Gonzalez Erinn Grotefend Sima Sarraf Yvette Quintero Adrian Garcia Justin Enriquez Angel Mendoza Gabrielle Martinez Cara Seo Patrice Bisbee Janelle Arballo Julissa Rivera Ethan Hawkes David McLaren
Holly Ocasio Rizzo
Main Line (657) 278-5815 News Line (657) 278-4415
Editorial Fax (657) 278-2702 firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVERTISING Director of Advertising Asst. Director of Advertising Production Manager Production Designer National Sales & Promotions Classifieds Manager Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Distribution Adviser Main Line (657) 278-3373 Advertising (657) 278-4411
Amanda Fessenden Kimiya Enshaian Tiffany Le Hugo Arceo Jerry Kou Lizeth Luveano Eric Van Raalte Jessica Martinez Sarah Nguyen Ana Godinez Ivan Ng Chelsea Norrup Kailyn Topper Houston Whaley Robert Sage Editorial Fax (657) 278-2702 E-mail: email@example.com
The Daily Titan is a student publication, printed every Monday through Thursday. The Daily Titan operates independently of Associated Students, Inc. College of Communications, CSUF administration and the CSU. The Daily Titan has functioned as a public forum since inception. Unless implied by the advertising party or otherwise stated, advertising in the Daily Titan is inserted by commercial activities or ventures identified in the advertisements themselves and not by the university. Such printing is not to be construed as written or implied sponsorship, endorsement or investigation of such commercial enterprises. The Daily Titan allocates one issue to each student for free.
CONTACT US AT DTNEWSDESK@GMAIL.COM
An Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced a professional clown to 10 years in prison Wednesday for kidnapping a 12-year-old girl from a Fullerton fast-food restaurant and raping her more than a decade ago, authorities said. Jose Guadalupe Jimenez, 43, of Anaheim received the sentence under a plea deal, Orange County District Attorney’s officials said in a written statement. Jimenez, who worked as a clown and performed under the name, “El Tin Marin,” pleaded guilty to one count of committing lewd acts on a child under 14 and one count of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14, officials said. “The negotiated plea was a result of the totality of the evidence of the case, availability of witnesses and wishes of the victim,” according to the district attorney’s office statement. While dressed as a clown, Jimenez grabbed the 12-yearold victim from outside a Taco Bell restaurant at Lemon and Commonwealth Avenues in Fullerton and pulled her into his car on Jan. 19, 2002, officials said. He then drove her to another location where he raped her before taking her to a Fullerton motel. The case went cold until late 2010, when Jimenez was arrested in connection with an unrelated child battery case. Forensic investigators linked DNA sampled from him due to that case to the unsolved sex crime in early 2011, district attorney’s officials said. Upon his release from prison, Jimenez will be required to register as a sex offender for life. Brief by BRIAN DAY
Man falls faster than sound
WILLIAM CAMARGO / Daily Titan A crew member stands in front of the Space Shuttle Endeavour while the national anthem is sung while the Endeavour was stopped at the corner of Crenshaw and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevards.
TOWN HALL: Strategic plan debated CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
“Strategic” means that the goal would include something that goes beyond the everyday operations of the campus. One goal that nearly the entire room elected to remove was a proposal to support excellence in instruction and in the learning environment. Attendees at the town hall agreed that this is something that the school does already, and as such is not a strategic goal. Some of the objectives that were more popular included improving student persistence, narrowing the achievement gap for underrepresented students and increasing graduation rates, as well as another that focused on improving campus facilities and laying out a plan for future space needs on campus. Feedback from the town hall meeting was sent to the planning committee using laptops and tablets provided for each table. Following the town hall meeting, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will look at the feed-
back and use it to refine the plan down to six to eight goals. Starting in December and moving through February, working groups will be created around each of the remaining goals and will focus on assessing how to actually accomplish each one, as well as potential funding options.
“This is not a letter to Santa Claus... This is a set of priorities.” JOLENE KOESTER, PH.D. Facilitator for Strategic Planning Steering Committee In spring 2013, the Strategic Planning Steering Committee will present a draft of the completed strategic plan to the campus in a town hall meeting similar to the
one held Friday. The strategy discussed at the meeting has been in the making for nearly five years now. The need for strategic planning to address the campus’ needs was first brought up in 2007. Last year, a plan was turned over to the committee, but it had no clearly defined goals. Now, with a fresh Strategic Planning Steering Committee and an official facilitator acting to help get the plan finished, the school is on track to finally establish the plan. However, Koester noted in her address at the town hall meeting that any given strategic plan will only address five years of work at a time; so five years from now the campus will need to develop a new course of action. Attendees like Marsha Orr, a nursing professor, felt this first meeting was successful “It really felt like the university leaders were reaching out to get a lot of input into where we’re going,” she said. “And not only faculty, but also all levels of faculty and staff, and students, so it was really great.”
FOR THE RECORD: Thursday’s article, “Stem cell lecture presents solutions,” was written by Daily Titan Staff Writer Nicholas Ruiz, not Raymond Mendoza.
Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner plummeted 128,100 feet, 24 miles above Earth, traveling faster than the speed of sound on Sunday morning. The 43-year-old daredevil, known as “Fearless Felix,” broke the record for the highest jump, surpassing Col. Joe Kittinger’s 102,800 feet jump in 1960. Baumgartner, a helicopter pilot and former soldier, has spent the last five years preparing for this stunt. He has parachuted from the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. Baumgartner fell as fast as 833.9 mph, breaking the speed of sound, which is 761.2 mph. The daredevil set off in New Mexico, strapped into a pressurized capsule that hung from a giant helium balloon for two hours before making his leap. Baumgartner crouched in a delta position with his body resembling an arrow-like shape to reach the highest speed possible. About three minutes into his fall, he experienced glitches including his visor fogging up and when he began to veer into a flat spin, which could have caused fatal problems. Baumgartner, along with the support of Mission Control, practiced safety precautions such as avoiding getting stuck in a horizontal spin and ensuring the pressurized flight suit and helmet met specific regulations. Brief by KYMBERLIE ESTRADA
OCTOBER 15, 2012 MONDAY
THE DAILY TITAN
PRESIDENT: ‘I wish we didn’t have to raise tuition’ CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Daily Titan: So you’re new here at Cal State Fullerton. How are you getting acclimated? How is everyone treating you? García: I’m doing some walkarounds and I’m trying to visit as many buildings as I can. I just got through two buildings—not enough, but I will get there. I’m also having small meetings with faculty, just to get to know them, 10 to 12. We’re planning some open houses for students so that they can come in and see. I sent out a survey; I think you all saw that survey, when I first got here. I had over 2,000 responses. I’m going out almost every night to get to know Orange County and our community partners. So I am very busy, but everybody at Fullerton and in Orange County has been very welcoming. They’re really giving me an opportunity to get to know them, them to get to know me and they’re offering their help in so many ways. DT: How do you feel your experience in education has prepared you for the top spot here at Cal State Fullerton? G: Throughout my entire career, I’ve been at different types of institutions that have prepared me to be here at Cal State Fullerton. I have worked both on the academic side of the house as a faculty member and as a senior administrator to also being the chief student affairs officer on another campus, which has helped me tremendously. So I’ve taught, I’ve also been at researchintensive institutions, which gave me the opportunity to (learn) about research and grants, as well as worked at community colleges and comprehensive universities, and I was a president at a private institution, which really operate in a different way because they get no state support. So you really need to know how to manage a budget and really use dollars efficiently. So all of those experiences, I call them my tools in my knapsack that I’ve picked up along the way, have helped me to be here at Cal State Fullerton. DT: What were you like as a kid? What were your parents like? G: My parents came to Brooklyn, New York (from Puerto Rico) in the ‘40s, with five of their seven children, and they, like most people who come to the United States, were seeking a better life for their children. They always said to us, “The only inheritance a poor family could leave you is a good education.” My brother and I were born later in Brooklyn, so we’re “Newyoricans,” as they call us. My parents worked in factories. They both had eighth-grade degrees from the island and their parents couldn’t afford to send them to high school—they just didn’t have the money. So they really struggled to give us the opportunity to have a good education. So we lived in these tenement homes surrounded by factories
president on issues of Latinos in education is quite an honor. It really is. I’m meeting people on that board who are nationally-known experts. And so it really is an honor and I’m humbled that I was chosen.
in a place that is now called DUMBO (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), which is very expensive now because all those factories are now lofts overlooking Manhattan, but they weren’t then when I was growing up. It was just these two tenements with six families that lived there. I used to go to school and I always loved school, I did love school. Some people said I was a teachers pet—maybe I was—and I loved to study. Unfortunately, my dad died when I was 12, and so my mother, on a factory salary, had to support us, and we moved to the housing projects… and that’s where I finished my growing up. I always remembered their motto, “The only inheritance a poor family could leave you is a good education,” and I wanted to prove to them that they were right. DT: How did people respond to your questionnaire? G: (The responses) were wonderful… They included things like, “We don’t need to have our tuition increased anymore, please help to have tuition not be increased anymore,” to people talking about how we should get more coverage for Fullerton, you know, the whole thing of promoting Titan Pride, “friendraising” and fundraising, it’s about marketing and branding our institution. We are not as prominent as we should be in Orange County when you compare it to other universities in Orange County. They told me that we don’t get enough press. One person wrote in something like, “I want us to be an IOU institution for our community,” that the community members say, “It’s Our University (IOU)…” Students would talk about how much they love the faculty and staff… Also recommendations, things to look at and giving advice to a new president. DT: What were you hoping to accomplish by sending out the questionnaire? G: The questionnaire and the responses gave me a little feel of what people were thinking about, what they were proud about, what they were worried about and what they thought were our opportunities as we move forward in these very challenging times… We don’t get enough money and giving me that feel of where Fullerton was at that moment. DT: What are your concerns about students leaving Cal State Fullerton with more and more debt? How do you help them? G: Obviously I wish we didn’t have to raise tuition because it’s not good. I also had student debt as I went through college and it’s not easy. You have to work and pay off these debts and it’s not an easy thing that I know that the chancellor and board struggled with. We are continuing to work toward ensuring that we don’t raise tuition. The voters now have it in their hands with Proposition 30. If Proposition 30 pass-
DT: What do you believe sets you apart from other CSU presidents in the system?
G: Right. And it could have been someone from outside the CSU that would have gotten this salary as well.
G: Well, we’re all different. All 23 presidents are different. Having lived across the country, having worked across the country. I’ve worked in New York City, New Jersey, Arizona, and here gives me a different perspective— being a different institution, being a different type of institution gives you a different perspective. I think, and many of the other presidents are, but I think one of the things I bring is that I’m a first-generation college student who comes from a very poor background, whose guidance counselor told her she would never get through college. And it’s wonderful to be able to prove that person wrong. I also bring the perspective that I’ve worked throughout my entire education—I started working when I was 14. My mother gave me the best education possible: She allowed me to go and work in the factory one summer with my cousins. And that’s when I knew I needed an education because I never wanted to work in a factory again and I wanted to get my mother out of a factory. I bring that perspective as well. So, I’ve worked and gone to school, so when students tell me, “I’m working,” I get it. I understand it. Because you need the support to help the family. And those things are not easy.
DT: If you had the opportunity to tell every Cal State Fullerton student just one thing, what would it be?
DT: So you feel you can relate to students from a wide variety of backgrounds?
G: If I had the opportunity to tell every Cal State Fullerton student just one thing, I would tell them, “Get your degree. Finish school and get your degree.” In listening to the top economic forecasters in this country, they say that unemployment for those who do not have a bachelor’s degree is 11 percent. But those who have a bachelor’s degree, it’s four percent. That’s huge—in addition to what a degree does it opens doors, you become leaders in your communities, you vote more, you become writers and journalists, and so a degree is so important; and for me, it’s about getting the students to have an wonderful academic learning experience and graduate and go out and do great things and give back to Fullerton.
G: I feel that I can relate to a wide variety of student backgrounds. I’ve had the honor of working at institutions and I’ve met students from all over the world and all over the country. And I love talking to students because they keep you young. That’s the reason I’ve never left: Students keep you young.
ROBERT HUSKEY / Daily Titan
President Mildred García, Ed.D., was born in Brooklyn, New York, to poor labor-class parents. She said she was given the drive to pursue higher education from a young age.
es… then tuition will not be raised— tuition will be brought back to what it was before. But now it’s in the voters’ hands and now we need people… to talk about (the opportunities). We need to educate people. When we educate over 37,000 students at Fullerton, you go out into our communities and pay taxes, become our community leaders, the workers, the innovators, the scientists, and you give back more than what they give us to educate you. So we need to start educating the public about the great work that (alumni) do when you graduate. We need to continue to advocate to the legislature and the governor that they have cut us enough. These are the reasons why we should not raise tuition anymore and why we need support to move forward. In order for us to have the revenue stream that is needed to run a university, in order for us to not raise more tuition—we are a state university, so the state should be contributing to us, so that tuition doesn’t need to go up. We are also looking for efficiencies… For example: I know we share a position in workmen’s compensation with Cal State Dominguez Hills, so that’s saving money because one person we’re paying half and half, and those are the kind of efficiencies (we are pursuing). We are looking at technology; how do we do technology more efficiently?… Twenty-three campuses—that’s a lot of people. So how do we buy things in mass instead of campuses buying computers on their own? You get a discount when you buy for 23 campuses, so we’re looking for those efficiencies as well. Then of course we need to do what I call “friendraising and fundraising”: raising dollars for the university so that it goes back into the institution. DT: Is that similar to what you did at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where you raised the number of alumni donors 400 percent? G: Of course it’s something similar.
“... I’ve worked and gone to school, so when students tell me, ‘I’m working,’ I get it. I understand it...” I think we have such illustrious alums who are making wonderful dollars, and they got their beginnings here at CSUF. Our alums came here and we should train students to be alums the minute we admit them, and we should say, “You’re graduating at such and such year and congratulations, this is the first year of your alumni experience.” (We should) teach students about giving back, and giving back to an institution that has given them so much. Once you graduate and you look at the types of alums that we have here, from actors and opera singers and business people—all of these individuals we should tap to come back to help us give that same opportunity to future students. I think it’s alumni, it’s community, it’s business, it’s not-for-profit funders… That’s what we need to do in order to bring in more dollars, and commitment… giving back to a place that gives you so much. DT: Some have criticized a $30,000 raise that you took in the CSU. How do you address those critics? G: I don’t see my salary here as a raise. My salary here is a new job. When I went to Dominguez Hills and you can check the records, I took a pay cut from my presidency at Berkeley College. Nobody put in the press that I walked away from a pay cut and a yearly bonus. But this was a new job, I wanted to work with a diverse student body and Dominguez Hills gave me that at that time. Anybody that would have applied, and there were other people that applied for this job, were applying for a new job. This is not a transfer, this is not a raise. I am in a new position, a new institution, with over 37,600 students, almost triple the
size of Dominguez Hills. It’s a new job, it’s not a raise. I’ve never gotten a “raise” in California. DT: So you would tell those critics that this is a new position, a new job and that’s it?
DT: What’s it like being on President Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics? G: I think it’s one of the highlights of my career. No matter what party you belong to, being on President Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence and meeting the president firsthand is absolutely awesome. And then being able to give advice to a
DT: Is there anything that we missed, is there anything that you’d like to add? G: Only that I look forward to getting to know more and more students. The reason that I’m here is because of student success. I really love talking to students. Because quite frankly, the truth of the matter is when I get a little down or feel terrible about the economic crisis, I go to the student center (Titan Student Union) and I see the students and I walk around and I see this is why we’re here. It’s not about getting the policies published or cutting budgets or trying to find more money—it’s about student success. And for me, that is the most important thing, that is the reason we are here, to give students a fabulous education.
DEBATE: Candidates spar over hot issues CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Biden dodged those blows by bringing up a letter that Ryan sent to Biden asking for some of that same stimulus money for Wisconsin. The letter stated that it would bring jobs and growth, Biden said. The current vice president repeated the often spoken of tanked economy when Obama took office in 2008, but praised the administration’s efforts in bailing out the automobile industry in Detroit. However, he didn’t shy away from slamming the Republican party’s pledge to not raise or lower taxes for the rich. “Instead of signing pledges with Grover Norquist… they should sign a pledge to the American middle class,” Biden said, referring to a pledge many republicans including Mitt Romney have signed. Although Biden’s aggressiveness was supported by the Democrats, some people are turned off by the bullying tactics asserted by both parties. However, the debates are showing the policy weaknesses on both sides in regards to Social Security and Medicare, said Cal State Fullerton political science professor Nancy A. Jimeno, Ph.D. Jimeno, who also serves on the Orange County Transportation Authority environmental oversight committee, describes herself as a republican with strong libertarian influences, but agrees philosophically with Libertarian ideals. She wondered about the cheap jabs going back and forth between the two candidates.
Courtesy of MCT
Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan field questions at the debate Thursday.
“It was so rancorous, like being in a family argument,” said Jimeno. “No wonder people are saying it’s very divisive.” If a winner had to be picked, Jimeno stated that a college point system would have determined that it was Biden. But ultimately, “a winner will be determined by the election,” she said. Cal State Fullerton political science major April
Won said she found the debate to be surprisingly uncivil, and that it became sort of petty. Understanding that Biden needed to compensate for President Obama’s debate performance last week, Won, a registered Democrat, believes he “came out a little too aggressive” with his approach. “I don’t know if I’m going to let the debates that I saw influence my decision,” Won said about the presidential election. VISIT US AT DAILYTITAN.COM/NEWS
OCTOBER 15, 2012 MONDAY
THE DAILY TITAN
Courtesy of MCT
Jason Russell (left) and Ben Keesey (right), founder and CEO of Invisible Children Inc. respectively, started the Kony 2012 campaign.
Those hunting for Kony: Go find him yourselves DANIEL BARBEAU For the Daily Titan
Illustration by JUAN BUGARIN / For the Daily Titan
One might see flaws in trusting human lives to automated automobiles, but preliminary tests suggest Google’s self-driving car is safe.
The next step to the future
Gov. Brown moves California forward by allowing the next wave of transit to begin 1958
Seven Google autonomous cars begin driving in California
Crash prevention sensors
Adaptive Cruise Control (Radar-based auto braking)
Predictions that autonomous equipment will be standard
Parallel parking assistants
BEVI EDLUND Daily Titan
The dream of riding in a car controlled by a computer was once nothing more than a scene in a science fiction movie, but now it’s slowly becoming a reality. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill, SB-1298, in late September that will allow self-driving vehicles in California—as long as there is a human in the vehicle, that is. Brown signed the bill alongside Google co-founder Sergey Brin and state Sen. Alex Padilla, who authored the bill, at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Allowing self-driving vehicles is safer than human drivers because they are less prone to accidents on the road and will even help the environment. Google is testing their prototype and documented that there were no accidents during testing while being controlled by a computer. The only accident documented was a fender bender that was caused by a human behind the wheel, according to CNN.com. This is a prime example why computer controlled cars are safer than a car being controlled by a human; humans aren’t perfect, it is why we are destined to make mistakes especially on the road. Computers are created to not make them. Each time a computer does a task, it does it exactly the same. Google, already a greatly trusted company, is going to great lengths to make sure
it figures out all the nuts and bolts to make its self-driving vehicle perfect. By 2040 the need for a driver’s license may become obsolete and in a Wired magazine article, electrical and electronics engineers recently released predictions that autonomous cars will account for up to 75 percent of vehicles on the road by that time. These self-driving cars are deemed to be already safer than human-driven cars. From 2001 to 2009, Wired magazine reported that 369,629 lives were claimed on American roads. Of these, 93 percent of crashes were not from mechanical issue of vehicles, but human error. There is finally an alternative to being dangerously cut off, reckless drivers, and the guy that is driving after a few too many drinks. The self-driving car is a boon for mankind, saving lives, reducing congested traffic and even allowing those to drive that cannot, such as the blind. The risk of more human related incidents outweighs the cons of computer controlled incidents. It is much more likely that a human will kill someone from texting or not paying attention to the road than a computer will have a technical error, and by the time self-driving cars are on the road, these technical glitches will have been worked out. Aside from safety benefits, self-driving cars also would improve gas mileage, re-
duce emissions and enable cars to “talk” to one another to improve traffic flow. A self-driving car also can minimize traffic by chaining together with other self-driving vehicles to use highways more efficiently. The use of cars that drive without a human driver could be comparable to public transit, so instead of yelling at the person cutting you off in front of you on the freeway during the morning drive, you could be reading the newspaper and finishing your morning coffee. Without a human behind the wheel it could almost eliminate road rage and make the roads safer for everyone. The self-driving car is a benefit to those who have lost their privilege to drive or are disabled, especially since Southern California residents almost completely rely on self-transportation. Without being able to drive you would be stuck unless you opt for using the bus or metro system. A computer-driven car may be still be too far off in the future to get excited about, but this is going to be a good change for Californians, society and the environment. Hopefully one day California will be known as the state that popularized selfdriving cars, just as New York is known for using subway stations as their main transportation. Either way it will be a good change for the future.
As part of the annual recycling of flash-fad righteous causes, the reoccurrence of obnoxious sidewalk chalk has signified that a renewed do-gooder campaign is in the works. Filmmaker Jason Russell is currently trying to rehabilitate his career by re-inflating the balloon of hype over third-world thug Joseph Kony with a brand new video. While altruistic causes might excite teenage minds to imagined heights of glory, one would hope that few adults would fall for this cheap trick of humanitarian propaganda. Unfortunately, optimistic hopes of sanity are rarely fulfilled, especially in the halls of Capitol Hill. Joseph Kony and his brigade of thuggish rebels are a small insurgent group that has adopted the moniker of the Lord’s Resistance Army, though they do little resisting and even less of the Lord’s work. They are mostly an armed band of wandering extortionists who often forcibly recruit children and commit gruesome civilian atrocities. The group has been fighting in Uganda, the Congo, Sudan and the Central African Republic for the better part of three decades, but their exact whereabouts are in flux and always ambiguous. Flash forward to 2012 when Jason Russell created a viral social media video, extolling American children and teenagers to pester their parents to take action against this sporadic thirdworld insurgency. Soon, self-righteous and inchoate adolescents everywhere demanded that the grown-ups do something (what, exactly, was rather unknown), and plastered Kony 2012 posters and other graffiti over every available surface. The previous fall, President Obama had sent over a token force of 100 troops to Uganda, ostensibly to train the military there to hunt down Kony. Russell’s charity, Invisible Children, supported this executive action and the crux of the Kony 2012 campaign was to put pressure on legislatures to increase support to central African nations to better catch the flagitious warlord. Perhaps Russell, who now claims post-traumatic stress disorder after this year’s media frenzy, should assemble a citizen’s battalion featuring
Good grades should not be prescribed by a doctor Giving Adderall to students who are simply struggling in school is bad parenting and bad medicine JONATHAN WINSLOW Daily Titan
Medicine has come a considerable distance in the past century. If you’ve got a cough, there’s a pill for that. If you have a headache, just pop in some Advil. Now, doctors are trying to add low test scores to the list of things a prescription can solve. The problem with this is that there’s no such thing as a pill that improves your test scores. Doctors have been prescribing Adderall and other ADD and ADHD medicines to children who need an extra boost in their classroom performance, but the actuality is that they are effectively faking diagnoses to satisfy parents who feel their child needs an extra push. Similar to the way that a square-shaped block does not fit into a circle-shaped hole, some children do not fit into traditional education systems very well. If this is the case, prescribing an ADHD pill to a child
without the actual condition seems to miss the point. Doctors are essentially throwing a square-shaped pill at children who have circle-shaped needs. Even if a pill was specifically designed for children who simply need a little extra focus, the situation would still be utterly abhorrent. Imagine a world where every possible problem could be solved by popping a pill. A four-month-old baby girl starts to cry and her weary mother force feeds her a pill to simmer her down, rather than cradling her to sleep. Is this the sort of world that anybody really wants to live in? Certainly not, for such a world misses the point entirely. In that world, children are treated as problems to be solved, rather than young men and women to be raised. If our dog soils the carpet, we don’t take it out to the backyard and shoot it, but instead attempt to train it to use the bathroom in the proper way. The reasoning behind this is that we care about our dog as a living creature. We care about it in ways beyond how it is inconveniencing us at a specific moment in time. Medicine is being used to achieve a goal
that in many cases could be accomplished with basic parenting skills. This certainly isn’t to say that ADD and ADHD are purely fictional conditions—just that many parents likely consider it easier to resign to the “fact”
“Doctors are essentially throwing a square-shaped pill at children who have circle-shaped needs.” that their child is mentally unreachable, and let science take over where they couldn’t be bothered to put in the effort. It is often said that the TV has taken over the job of parenting in modern households. Instead of being attentive to their children, some mothers and fathers just plop their children in front of a tube and let them be entranced into silence by all the flashing lights and pretty colors. If this medical trend continues, it’s en-
tirely likely that pills will be the parents of the future. If this happens, what will we be able to say about the quality of children being raised? We will have traded actual parenting, imparting of life lessons, loving care and wisdom for a generation of drugged-up zombies who were taught how to behave in society by a pill bottle. Children who are using prescription drugs unnecessarily may be exposed to some side effects, but currently there is little information pertaining to anything specific. Child neurologists have stated that not much is known when it comes to prescription abuse and its effect on a brain’s developmental stages. It seems a tad absurd to put the development of our children’s brains at risk just because it’s “easier.” There’s a proper place for pills like Adderall; they belong with children who legitimately suffer from ADD and ADHD. That being the case, we shouldn’t allow these children with legitimate mental conditions to be used as an excuse by parents looking to cut corners. Maybe some folks just need to take some pep pills and step their parenting game up a notch.
both his impressionable followers and his celebrity supporters, such as Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber, Alicia Keys and Bono. They could travel to Uganda, buy weapons, and begin their righteous crusade against Kony’s injustice, while only putting their own lives in danger and doing so with their own checkbooks. Of course this will never happen, since it is much easier to risk the lives of others than their own, even as they pontificate from their podiums of moral superiority. Those who are so willing to send other young Americans into battle rarely volunteer themselves, while those who have seen the grotesque realities of war are usually more reluctant to condemn others to this fate. There are plenty of bad guys in the world. Many dictatorial African nations come to mind, and perhaps even the Ugandan military. Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe is certainly no friend to his people, few would wish to live under Iran’s ayatollahs, and there are many Mexican drug lords who undoubtedly match Kony in brutality. By Russell’s logic, shouldn’t this country send our troops to battle these other agents of evil? This contradiction exposes the “world police” fallacy that has guided U.S. policy over the last half-century. Fundamentally, the bungled military adventure in Iraq only differs from the altruistic task of Konyhunting in its magnitude. Instead of more interventionism, let the African people protect themselves from dictators and warlords. If the situation were reversed, we would not be looking for help from beyond our own borders. Let’s stop sending our nation’s young troops overseas and into hazard for dubious causes.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR The Daily Titan welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must include the sender’s first and last name. Students must include their majors and other writers must include their affiliation to the university, if applicable. Letters must refer to an article published within the last week. Once a letter is submitted it becomes property of the Daily Titan. Publication of letters is based on the validity of content and may be edited for length, grammar and spelling. Letters may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISIT US AT DAILYTITAN.COM/OPINION
THE DAILY TITAN
Horror fest haunts the weekend
OCTOBER 15, 2012 MONDAY
The Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival included short films from various directors RAYMOND MENDOZA Daily Titan
The body count was high and the blood ran down the screen in gallons at the second annual Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival. The festival was complete with 16 short films and two feature films spread across two days. It showcased the talent of filmmakers from as close as Orange County and as far away as Australia. The selection of films were anything but boring, as plot lines varied from slashers, urban legends, haunted houses, mad scientists and, no joke, killer mutant chickens. Sara Parrell, co-founder and coorganizer of the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, said the submission process yielded hundreds of short films and features from various filmmakers. As far as submitting a film goes, Parrell said there are not strict guidelines as to how both she and co-founder Jeff Smith choose films. “We have a certain tone with our festival, we like movies that are a bit more fun, horror films that are more fun,” said Parrell. “As long as we’re entertained, that’s all that matters.” Parrell added that future plans for the Everybody Dies Film Festival could lead to extending the event to three nights. However, Parrell and Smith do not have plans on changing venues from the Brea 5 Cinemas since the theater has a sentimental value. The festival was not without technical difficulties. The first short film, Murgi Keno Mutant (Attack of the Mutant Chickens), had loading problems that resulted in frequent pauses and skipped scenes. The festival did not
ELVIS CHIRINOS / For the Daily Titan
Sara Parrell, co-founder and co-organizer of the Everybody Dies Horror Film Festival, created the three-day event with Jeff Smith.
lose steam as the rest of the films ran without incidents. One surprising moment of festival included a horror movie musical from New York called Lifeless #beingkindadeadsortasucks. Another movie, Other, was about a doctor and his illegal and monstrous medical experiments. A third movie, titled Braineater, was a film shot over the course of one year on an old-school 8 mm camera. Mitch Urban, director of Braineater, is a first time director and claims the inspiration for the film can be traced back to his interest in 8mm and Super 8 films when he was a child. In his youth, Urban wanted to film car chases by splicing footage of real cars and toy models. His parents forbid him from using the camera, which belonged to his grandfather at the time. “I remember telling my mom that if we filmed my dad’s truck racing around the corner then pushed my model off a little cliff and blew it up with firecrackers and filmed it and they were like, ‘Don’t touch that camera,’” said Urban. “So after all these years, my grandpa is gone, I found the camera in a box and I said ‘I wanted to make a movie.’ ” Now that Urban has money and access to his family’s vintage camera, he decided to take a chance and film Braineater. The short film is set in a suburban area during a late night s’more roast.
Braineater also won the “Short. Sweet. Film!” award from the Short. Sweet. Film Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. The final short films of the evening included Cal State Fullerton’s Katelyn Downer’s Orange County Hill Killers and Rob Himebaugh’s Eaglewalk. Orange County residents and audience members Courtney Graves and Mariah Workman are new to the film festival. They said they were happy with the selection of films featured on the first day since the films were humorous and inventive. “I liked how there were a bunch of different types of films,” said Graves. “My favorite would probably be Lifeless because it was funny.” Workman said she really like Braineater. “I liked it because it was not like any conventional story,” said Workman. “It wasn’t ghosts and it wasn’t Bigfoot. It was something he made up.” The feature presentation for day one was the Haunting of Whaley House. The film was directed by Joe Prendes and produced and distributed by The Asylum productions. The Asylum is a company known for “mockbusters” such as Transmorphers, I Am Omega and Snakes on a Train. After the viewings of the films concluded, the festival had a meet and drink at Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen in downtown Brea where fans could meet the actors and filmmakers and talk about all things horror.
Aerialists descend from the ceiling during the play. (Courtesy of CSUF Theatre Deparment)
THEATER: More than myths METAMORPHOSES
For the Daily Titan
Metamorphoses illustrated a powerful message by the poems of Ovid written by Mary Zimmerman and directed by Maria Cominis. The play premiered Friday at Cal State Fullerton’s Young Theatre. Cominis and her team did an amazing job capturing the images Zimmerman wrote for the play. The romantic and entertaining play told different stories. Some stories took place in antiquity while others took place in the current time. These myths offer more than just simple morals, like the importance of humility and piety. Metamorphoses showed why myths retain importance and relevance. The amazing set features a pool of water in which actors stand, sit, walk and lounge. For the best experience, one must have a basic knowledge of classical Greek mythology. The performance starts off with aerialists descending from the ceiling. The narration by three laundresses tells the story of King Midas, a very rich man. Midas yells at his daughter for being too disruptive during his speech about caring for his family. A drunk man enters and speaks of a faraway land capable of granting eternal life.
The god Bacchus later arrives to retrieve the man and grants Midas a wish for his graciousness towar the drunk man. Midas asks for the ability to have whatever he touches turn to gold. After accidentally turning his daughter into gold, he immediately regrets his mistake. Midas wishes not to have this ability and asks Bacchus what he needs to do to be normal again. Bacchus tells Midas to seek a mystic pool that will restore him to normal. Midas leaves for his quest. A romantic couple who are madly in love tell the story between King Ceyx and his wife Alcyone. Despite his wife’s warnings and disapproval of his voyage, Ceyx decides to sail his ship into the ocean to visit a far-off oracle. Ceyx’s ship gets destroyed and he is killed. Alcyone has a dream of Ceyx, who tells her to go the shore and realizes her husband will not return. The gods reached out to the couple and transformed them into birds to fly away together. Throughout the play, the 10 actors play multiple characters in every scene. There are several scenes that may be confusing and hard to understand but show a powerful meaning that describe the poems by Ovid. Every scene tells its own story and allows viewers to relate it to their everyday lives. The final story tells of Zeus and Hermes who disguise themselves as beggars and poor people on earth
to see what it’s like to be a human. After being shut down by every house in the city, they are greatly accepted into the house of a poor married couple, Baucis and Philemon. The married couple feeds the gods with a great feast, not knowing the true identity of the strangers except that they are “children of God.” During the feast the couple realized that a bottle of wine was kept full as they kept serving and they soon realized that they were not strangers but gods. The gods reveal themselves and grant the two a wish. Baucis and Philemon ask to die at the same time to save each other grief of death. The gods also turned their house into a grand palace and the couple into a pair of trees. At the end of the scene, Midas returns to the stage, finds the pool and is restored back to normal. His daughter enters, healed, and Midas embraces her. This play is not supposed to be normal but unique in every story told. Most of the characters told a story and narrated in different scenes. The facial expressions and comfortless in romantic scenes captured the viewers attention how much time and effort was brought to this performance. Metamorphoses brings out reality, which people may be afraid to experience in their everyday life. The play is definitely for a mature audience. Metamorphoses will be playing at the Young Theatre until Oct. 28.
Preparing to be a wallflower Logan Lerman, who plays Charlie in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, discusses how he found inspiration for the lead role DEANNA TROMBLEY For the Daily Titan
Based on the highly acclaimed novel written by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story of what it’s like to grow up in high school through the intimate and reflective letters written by Charlie, played by Logan Lerman. Charlie takes fans through his first year in high school through his own perceptions while he battles his past in order to discover his future. In a coming-of-age story about friendship and selfdiscovery, Lerman spoke about the amount of preparation put behind this film adaptation. “I was isolating myself for a little while with the material and figuring out the character arc path,” said Lerman. “His intentions behind his mind and getting to know the naïve, sweet and genuine young guy.” Lerman was inspired by the Robert Redford film, Ordinary People. Chbosky and the cast always found it important to keep in mind that the novel already had great following and admiration from a loyal reader fan base. “We’ll work our asses off and hopefully it’ll turn out alright, and we’ll always remember we tried,” Lerman said about alleviating the pressure. Lerman worked hard to develop and understand his character while Chbosky directed his first film. While novels are frequently adapted to film, a great concern for these adaptations is whether or not any important ground is left uncovered. Lerman read the book himself and said Chbosky structured the screenplay very well. “Of course more ground could be covered in any CONTACT US AT DTDETOURDESK@GMAIL.COM
movie but then it wouldn’t be a movie, it wouldn’t be a film,” Lerman said. “It would be really freaking long.” Lerman added that his favorite line was, “We accept the love that we think we deserve.” This was one of the most beloved quotes in the story of Charlie and his friends. Lerman’s favorite scene was when his character, Charlie, got stoned for the first time. “I had a whole lot of fun, we all had a good time doing that,” Lerman said. “It was the lightest thing in the whole film compared to some of the darker scenes. It was a lot of fun to make.” Not all scenes were as easy for him to film. Lerman said he had never seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show before filming the Rocky scene in the film. “We shot the movie in the same town that Chbosky grew up in and where the story takes place,” said Lerman. “We actually went to his childhood theater where he grew up watching The Rocky Horror Picture Show. So, we all went to see the show.” Lerman said he went through an hour-long conversation with cast members and Chbosky to be convinced to wear the golden underwear for the scene. The story is beloved because of the relatable themes and experiences that are highly relevant. Lerman said he learned about the overall importance of friendship and confiding and being trusting in other people. Apart from his hopes that The Perks of Being a Wallflower will bring entertainment, Lerman wants viewers to gain more. “If people are going to take anything away, it’s just feeling secure with who you are, and not feeling you’re by yourself,” Lerman said. “Feeling comfortable in your own skin and feeling free.” Audience members can join the journey of feeling infinite with Charlie, Sam and Patrick in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, now in theaters, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller.
OCTOBER 15, 2012 MONDAY
THE DAILY TITAN
Volleyball extends their winning streak to four
The Titans defeat UCI in a dramatic comeback win at Titan Gym on Friday, 3-2 ALAN PABLIK
For the Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball team defeated the UC Irvine Anteaters on Thursday at Titan Gym. They were down 2-1 after the third set, but the Titans pulled off the comeback win in dramatic fashion. Only trailing briefly early in the first set, 5-6, the Titans rallied to build a 19-13 lead. The crowd erupted after an incredible diving save by Kaylynne Taeatafa, which led to a monstrous kill by Bre Moreland. The Titans won the first set 25-19. There was no shortage of drama and incredible plays in the second set as the Anteaters grabbed some momentum. All the rallies seemed to end with a point for the Anteaters as they dominated throughout the duration of the set. Kayla Neto started making her presence felt as they were down 16-22. Neto did all she could to tie the set at 25. After six set points by the Anteaters, Marisa Bubica ended the set, 28-30, with a kill between two Titan defenders. The third set started with the Titans struggling as Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman started to become increasingly impatient with the sloppy play. After falling behind 10-17, Neto tried to get the team back on track by leading another late rally. A serving error by Neto gave the Anteaters the set 22-25. Over passing, low sets, and missing open kills slowed the Titans down in the third set. Momentum was clearly on the Anteaters side.
ROBERT HUSKEY / Daily Titan
ROBERT HUSKEY / Daily Titan
Junior outside hitter Bre Moreland spikes the ball over to UC Irvine’s side. Moreland racked up nine kills and 13 digs in the Titan victory.
Down 13-19, the Titans stormed back by another rally led by Neto. After two kills and a service ace by Neto, the Titans were able to take the fourth set 26-24. The fifth set went back and forth until a momentum changing solo block by Taeatafa, the Titans’ shortest player on the court. Up 11-10, Neto got the crowd roaring again after another two kills. Bre Moreland came up clutch with a service ace, and the Anteaters finished themselves off with another
hitting error. Titans won the set 15-11, and the game 3-2. Neto matched a career high with 27 kills in the win, while Leah Best tied a career high with 18 kills while attacking at a clip of .500. Zimmerman was enthused with Neto’s play. “She (Kayla Neto) has always been comfortable with pressure, and it is self-induced,” said Zimmerman. “We don’t have to tell her as coaches to do this, she already knows”
Senior goalie Brandon Heethuis attempts to make a stick save against the UCLA Bruins. Heethuis recorded a shutout en route to the Titans first victory of the young season, 5-0.
HOCKEY: Hits their stride in win CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1
Just a few minutes later, the Titans struck again when forward Taylor Castle won the puck back to defenseman Jacob Brummett off another faceoff win. Brummett fired a shot through heavy traffic before the puck found the back of the net. Adam Brusig was awarded the goal off of a deflection. Castle tapped in an easy goal on a breakaway to put the Titans ahead 3-0 after a nice play by defenseman Payne Sauer. “We caught them in a bad change, and all I know is we have a two-on-zero going in and he feeds me a perfect pass and I just one-time it in,” Castle said. “It was all about the pass. None of that happens without the teamwork from Sauer to Brusig,” Castle added. Play in the second period slowed down, which led to the Titans having a potentially dangerous three-goal lead into the third period, Houlihan said. “We told them that they need to step on their throats and keep putting pucks toward the net,” Houlihan said of what the coaches told their players before the period. The Bruins came out strong in the third, creating a few quality scoring chances that were just barely kept out by goaltender Brandon Heethuis. Play went back and forth before Titans forward Sean Saligumba converted on a slick unassisted goal that saw him skate the puck through the slot and fire a high wrist shot that beat the goaltender glove side. Two quick penalties by the Titans threatened
their shutout, as the Bruins swarmed the Titan net during their 5-on-3 power play. The aggressive penalty kill from the Titans paid off when Censullo intercepted a pass and skated the puck up the ice. Censullo was initially stopped by a Bruins defender before regaining possession of the puck and going in alone against the goaltender. A quick deke sent the netminder sprawling as Censullo tapped the puck in the net. “I definitely just wanted to get the puck out of the zone. I skated up the ice and skated right into him, and luckily the other guy turned around and decided to give the puck right to me,” Censullo said of the goal. Confidence was key for the Titans, who were coming off a 9-1 beatdown the previous night at the hands of University of Colorado. “We’re finally just getting used to our lines and playing with each other. Everyone’s getting more confident, we had been practicing for two months and now everyone is just settling down and not being afraid,” Houlihan said. Defenseman Payne Sauer said, “We knew we were going to roll over UCLA, they’re not that good. Confidence was a big key.” With three games coming up this weekend, Houlihan admitted the team could still improve by finishing their scoring chances. “We had opportunities to bury the puck tonight. Against good teams, if you don’t bury the puck, it’s going to come back to bite you in the butt,” he said. The Titan ice hockey team faces San Jose State on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. at the KHS Ice Arena.
Men’s soccer swarmed by opportunistic Anteaters, 2-1
Titans outshoot UC Irvine 19-13 but are downed at home for third straight loss ANGEL MENDOZA Daily Titan
After going winless in their last four games, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team looked to turn their season around and get a win against a struggling UC Irvine squad. However, the Anteaters swarmed on the Titans and were able to come out of Fullerton with a 2-1 victory Saturday night. The Titans are now 4-10-1 on the season and have not won a game since Sept. 23. This was the third straight loss for the Titans, who remain winless in the Big West Conference at 0-4-1. On its way to victory, UCI snapped a seven-game losing streak, improving to 4-9-1 and earning its first conference win. The Anteaters are now 1-4 in Big West play. Coming off a scoreless first half, Titan senior forward Jesse Escalante broke the stalemate, snapping his four-game scoreless streak with his seventh goal of the year by deflecting a cross from senior defender Jonathan Birt. CONTACT US AT DTSPORTSDESK@GMAIL.COM
The ball got past Anteaters’ sophomore goalkeeper Michael Breslin for a 1-0 lead in the 49th minute. UCI answered almost immediately, scoring just a minute later as freshman forward Pavle Atanackovic headed a rebound off a shot by junior forward Christopher Santana to make it 1-1. CSUF then went on an offensive tear in the 76th minute, taking four shots off three corner kicks in a two-minute span, but were unable to break through against the UCI defense. The 85th minute saw another opportunity for the Titans to claim the lead as a header by sophomore forward Anthony Rosales from a corner kick by junior midfielder Spencer Johnson was cleared off the line. Just seconds later, junior midfielder Enrique Cardenas broke the deadlock and put the Anteaters up for good, 2-1. Cardenas controlled a bouncing ball that had been flicked by Atanackovic and took a shot that got past the reach of junior goalkeeper Robbie Hannon. The ball landed on the inside of the left post for the eventual game-winner. Atanackovic played brilliantly for UCI, finishing with a three-
point night, including the assist on Cardenas’ game winner. CSUF put a great amount of pressure on the Anteater defense all night, outshooting UCI 1913 for the game, including 12 of those coming in the second half. The Titans also finished with eight corner kicks compared to just three for the Anteaters. Escalante finished with a game-high six shots, while Santana tallied four for UCI. Hannon and Breslin each had five saves as well. CSUF now has their eyes set on Cal State Northridge on Wednesday. The Titans will have to play their very best to take down the Matadors. CSUN has been stellar all season, accumulating a record of 10-4 while absolutely dominating as of late. In their last six games, the Matadors have gone 5-1, outscoring their opponents 8-2 in that span. The Titans on the other hand have been struggling on offense, only scoring three goals in their last five matches. CSUF has not scored two goals in a game since their last win against San Diego State on Sept. 23. For more information, visit: FullertonTitans.com.