Vol. 88 Issue 25
October 14, 2010
pop-punk to students
OPINION Devil’s Advocate: “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ....................................... 5
Philadelphia natives Valencia play to a packed crowd at the Becker
DETOUR Arcade Fire sets the stage ablaze ........................................6
See VALENCIA, page 6
Miners’ rescue complete after months of turmoil
SPORTS Real men wear pink: NFL’s tribute to Breast Cancer ......................................10
33 workers of a collapsed Chilean copper mine were lifted to the surface after 69 days underground See CHILEAN MINERS, page 4
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Students register for coming state election Voter fair provides information on issues and local candidates
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Students converged at the Quad, Wednesday, allured by the smell of food and the buzz of politics as Cal State Fullerton held a voter information fair. The event, which took place between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., was a joint effort by Associated Students Inc. and the CSUF Office of Government Relations aimed at getting students into the political arena for November’s midterm elections. They encouraged students to register to vote and to inform themselves about local, state and national political movements. Several booths were set up, all with information ranging from the Green and Libertarian Parties to candidates vying for seats on the Fullerton City Council. 97.1 Amp Radio was also there, pumping music to attract students to the Quad. The hot dogs, chips and sodas were free and provided by ASI. “We brought out different candidates, different propositions, different parties, just to get students to vote and to be aware of all the issues right now,” said Juliana Santos of the Office of Government Relations. “We have so many people who are already asking questions, who already are getting registered to vote and I think it’s been a big success.” Santos introduced several speakers from the different organizations who tried to persuade students to come learn more about their cause. Shelby Kielich, 26, an Orange County Registrar of Voters poll worker, set up her booth in hopes that students would take the time to stop between classes and register
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JANELLE CONNER / Staff Photographer Jesse LaTour talks to students about running for Fullerton City Council during a voter registration fair. Various political parties and proposition-awareness groups gathered to deliver information to potential student voters.
to vote. “We’re promoting voter registration, voter information, voter awareness, as well as trying to recruit volunteers to work the poll sites on Election Day,” said Kielich, a former CSUF student. See FAIR, page 2
ANDREA AYALA For the Daily Titan
life, and you risk the life of others to save the life of another,” Orit said. Orit served in the army as a combat medic and believes that she was at least given the opportunity to save a life at the time rather than taking one. On Oct. 1, 2003, a 29-year-old Palestinian woman named Hanadi Jaradat crossed the border illegally into Israel and entered a local Israeli restaurant in Haifa. Orit looked around at the audience and described the scene. “She sits down, enjoys a delightful meal and when she finished, pushes a button and blew herself up. Twenty-one people were killed, including three generations of two families were killed in cold blood,” Orit said. Hanadi Jaradat was sent by her brother Halel Jaradat to perform the terrorist attack; the Israeli army believed that he was in hiding, but they were not successful in capturing him.
Cal State Fullerton students had an opportunity to witness an artistic competition Tuesday when Ballet Folklorico de CSUF, a Mexican folk dance group, hosted its annual Chalk Mural Contest. Students who gathered around the Quad felt the excitement and enthusiasm at the Chalk Mural Contest as five contestants, including two campus organizations (Japanese Culture Club and CALPIRG, an organization fighting against Prop. 23) and three individual competitors (Jessica Perez, Maria Ruiz and Fae Feliciano) knelt side by side on assigned squares and were given 30 minutes to complete a drawing. “Every year we try to make it bigger and better. This year we have Chicharróns,” said Roxana Romero, vice president of Ballet Folklorico de CSUF. “We have Jarritos (for the first time, too).” Since late 2007, Ballet Folklorico de CSUF has brought culture and art to CSUF through the practice of Mexican folk dancing. Begun by two passionate students, Ballet Folklorico de CSUF strives to keep the traditions of Mexico alive by educating young people in a fun and supportive way, about Mexican dance traditions. The Chalk Mural Contest’s theme was “How do you stand out?” Competitors were given the choice to compete as individual contestants or as a group, representing on campus organizations. Ballet Folklorico de CSUF is based on the principle of diversity, so hosting an event on expressing individuality was fitting.
See SOLDIERS, page 3
See CHALK, page 7
JANELLE CONNER / Staff Photographer Jonathan, an Israeli soldier, spoke to a crowd of students gathered at the Titan Student Union, about his experiences and his military life in Israel. He talked about the moral conflict soldiers are faced with while on duty.
Israeli soldiers share war ordeals MARK SAMALA / Photo Editor Titan sophomore defender Casey Lockey moves in to make the steal from a Torero Oct. 3.
While the majority of the first half of the season was spent on the road, the Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team prepares for four consecutive games at home. The past two weekends the Titans spent their time traveling to Davis and Stockton to take on their Big West foes. The Titans beat the Aggies of UC Davis with a score of 3-2 but were not able to hold off the Pacific Tigers as the game ended at 3-0. The Titans (4-9, 1-1) have spent
a lot of time preparing for their next game against UC Riverside (1-102, 0-3) today at Titan Stadium. Senior goalkeeper Shannon Simpson said the Titans have spent a lot of time perfecting their game and are excited to be playing Riverside. “We are confident about playing Riverside at home. It’s our first conference game at home in our stadium,” Simpson said. “The fact that we’re playing Riverside doesn’t worry me because we are prepared mentally and physically for the win.” See WOMEN’S SOCCER, page 10
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Wednesday afternoon, two Israel Defense Forces soldiers shared some of their life-changing experiences in the Israeli army to a group of Cal State Fullerton students. Orit and Jonathan, who did not wish to disclose their last names, answered questions from the audience and stressed the moral code IDF soldiers must abide by. Jonathan, who served as an infantry officer for five years, did not talk about his experiences in combat. Rather, he focused on the moral code of conduct. Jonathan, an American citizen who joined the Israeli army after living in the Middle East for over a year. Orit, who was required to join the army when she turned 18 years old, put her passion for photography, painting and flute playing on hold when she joined the IDF. “No soldier wants to be in the war, you risk your
October 14, 2010
IN OTHER NEWS ‘Don’t Ask’ suspended DTSHORTHAND Campus supports
Ahmadinejad gets warm welcome in Lebanon LEBANON – Iranian and Lebanese officials tried hard Wednesday to depict the visit of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as a run-of-the-mill diplomatic affair. But Ahmadinejad is no typical president. Iran’s ties to Lebanon are anything but ordinary. And Iran’s relationship with the Shiite militia and political organization Hezbollah, which Tehran funds and arms, drowned out the platitudes. Officials from the two countries signed humdrum trade agreements, praised one other and ate lunch at the palace of Lebanese President Michel Suleiman. Ahmadinejad presented Suleiman with a gift: a computer equipped for nanotechnology research.
Officer accused in shooting spree, charges dropped CHICAGO — A judge on Wednesday morning formally dropped murder charges against a Lynwood, Ill., police officer who had been accused of killing a man and wounding two others in a bizarre shooting spree along the IllinoisIndiana border. Brian Dorian, 37, was released from Will County Jail, Tuesday night, but appeared in court Wednesday morning where the judge accepted a motion to dismiss from prosecutors. Afterward, Dorian went to his attorney’s office, then left without speaking with reporters. Dorian’s attorneys disputed prosecutors’ contention that he had been uncooperative while in custody, saying Dorian quickly offered an alibi with details of where he was and even provided store receipts. They said the charge had ruined the life of someone whose police job was his life.
Injunction issued by federal judge allows for troops to be openly gay MICHELLE WIEBACH News Editor
A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday on the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, suspending the 17-year ban on openly gay personnel in the military. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Phillips, also ordered the government to halt all pending discharges and investigations under the policy, declaring it unconstitutional. “I think it should be stopped completely,” said Jeffrey Ho, a 17year-old criminal justice student. “If you want to work with the army and serve your country you should have the right to do so.” The “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” pol-
icy was issued in 1993 by former president Bill Clinton. The policy prohibits the military from asking service members about their sexual orientation and bans those who are openly gay from serving. More than 12,500 people have been removed from the military since “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” went into effect and investigations on service members are still being conducted. Military members who engage in same-sex activities, off base even in the privacy of their own home, are subject to be discharged. “You can be gay and do things we do,” said Alvis Bui, a biology major. “I don’t get why it would be a crime to be gay. They’re doing what they want to do and nobody can tell them not to do it.” U.S. Department of Justice attorneys have 60 days to appeal but officials have not given comment to deny or confirm when that decision will happen.
According to the Congressional Research Service, President Barack Obama wanted to work with Congress to finally repeal the law. Senate Republicans blocked an effort to repeal the policy last month when it was part of the Defense Bill. “Phillips’ decision was widely cheered by gay rights organizations that credited her with getting accomplished what President Obama and Washington politics could not,” according to The Associated Press. While many praise Phillips’ decision, others believe that more problems can arise with the suspension of the policy. “I feel strongly this is an action that needs to be taken by the Congress and that it is an action that requires careful preparation, and a lot of training,” Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said in an article in the Los Angeles Times. “It has enormous consequences for our troops.”
FAIR: Students explore Political options
SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for the Marine Corps argued in appeals court Wednesday that the conviction of a Camp Pendleton Marine for killing an Iraqi man should be reinstated. The lawyers want the conviction of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins reinstated for the 2006 execution-style killing of a retired Iraqi police officer in Hamandiya in Anbar province. Hutchins was serving an 11-year sentence at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., when the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals in April overturned his conviction on the grounds that he was denied a fair trial because one of his attorneys left the case on the eve of his court-martial.
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... Continued from page 1 A mock polling site was set up to demonstrate electronic voting booths that will be used on election day. Students passing by were able to step in and see how they work. Kielich said that by 1 p.m. a total of 30 people registered to vote at their booth, and 16 volunteered to be poll workers. “We’re trying to get younger inspectors and younger people to volunteer so we’ve done a lot of outreach events at high schools,” Kielich said. Some, including Kay Bruce, CoPresident of the League of Women Voters of North Orange County, weren’t looking for votes, but just wanted students to be informed and participate. “Our whole thing is to get people to vote, and not only to vote but also to be informed voters. It’s for people to get to have an ability to ask questions,” said Bruce while passing out informational pamphlets on the propositions facing voters in November. The 2010 midterm elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2.
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The Student Health and Counseling Center will be hosting its fourth annual Art 4 Health exhibit this Friday at 3 p.m. In collaboration with the College of the Arts Inter-Club Council, the opening reception will showcase various performances and displays in the SHCC. This art auction will feature 41 artists, most of which are CSUF students, and is designed to raise campus-wide awareness of the center’s programs as well as examine health in the process of living. This year’s theme is Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit and it is run by students, alumni, faculty and staff. According to the Arts 4 Health website, the health center frequently hears students mention that they did not know there was a health center on campus for them to use when they were sick or injured. This is a great way to get familiar with campus health programs as well as getting to know local artists. The exhibit is funded with money from last year’s auction. The proceeds of Art 4 Health will be divided between the artists, the SHCC and future shows. A scholarship will also be awarded to the student who wins the Best in Show category. The reception will be open to the public and community.
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Cal State Fullerton’s Student California Teachers Association is hosting a 5K walk through Disneyland to support the Children’s Hospital of Orange County this Sunday. SCTA is a national organization designed to benefit future educators by providing guidance on preprofessional information as well as events and workshops to show how to become a better teacher. SCTA has found a way to improve the lives of children outside of the classroom by offering an opportunity to donate and raise money for the hospital. The program welcomes anyone to come support team CSUF SCTA as well as the other 15,000 walkers. The event will begin at 6:30 a.m. and will run until 10 a.m. Participants will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win prizes such as Disneyland Park Hopper Tickets. All donations (a minimum of $50) must be submitted by Oct. 16 to ChocWalk.org. Join SCTA’s mission in giving back to children at the 20th annual CHOC walk in the Park.
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Lawyers to reinstate conviction of Camp Pendleton Marine
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Informational events on how to drink responsibly and safely will be featured on campus from Oct. 18 to 22 as part of “Titan Up the Party” for Alcohol Awareness Week. Some of the events planned throughout the week will include an impaired vision obstacle course, a chalk mural showcasing alcohol awareness themes by students and a town hall meeting that will discuss different approaches on drinking responsibly and how to prevent others from driving under the influence. The meeting will include speakers who are members of the campus and community. Presented by The Student Health and Counseling Center, Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) and Peer Health University Network (PHUN). According to the portal message, their goal is to “raise campus and community awareness about the responsible use of alcohol.” Students and community members are encouraged to wear red during the week of the event to show support for the cause.
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October 14, 2010
IDF SOLDIERS: SHARE TALES OF WAR
... Continued from page 1 Two weeks later, Orit was called in when she was off duty at 2 a.m. to give medical attention to a prisoner. She approached him and asked his name, Halel Jaradat, he said. “I immediately froze, I knew who he was,” Orit said. “And there he was, the person responsible for killing the 21 innocent people.” As she approached him, Orit said, she put her emotions aside, took a deep breath and treated him. When she finished, he said “shrukran,” which means “thank you” in Arabic. “It wasn’t an easy moment,” Orit said. “I felt like I betrayed the 21 victims for his actions, because he was there thanking me for treating him while they were dead.” At only 18 years old, Orit was required to treat a major terrorist. “I was trained not to discriminate against race, nationality or moral standards,” Orit said. “I was trying to give him medical aid merely according to the wounds and medical needs, nothing else, I knew I had to treat him.” Dozens of combat medics are faced with these challenges day in
JANELLE CONNER / Staff Photographer Orit served as a medic in the Israel Defense Forces and shared her story with students. Military service is required when you turn 18 and so she went on to serve.
and day out, said Orit, who also said she is proud of being part of an army that follows ethical treatment and human rights. “The event was a positive outcome and I valued everyone’s opinion,” said Noffar Kaspi, a communications disorder and sciences major. Ryan Alhadeff, human communications major, said “I can’t speak for the Israeli army, but it seems that we are trying to take out the Hammas and the war with the terrorists. Hopefully we can work things out, we both want peace.” With her story, Orit hoped stu-
dents at CSUF could recognize the efforts that the Israeli army is doing to try to negotiate with Palestinians. That Israeli soldiers have no interest in war, but to live in peace and a secure world in which the people of Israel and Palestine can exchange dialogue and not violence. “Dialogue leads to negotiation, and negotiation leads to peace,” Orit said. “And peace will get there soon.”
Israeli Soldiers Discuss the War See IDF Reserve Scan to view Jonathan M. share his experience of serving in the Israel Defense Forces at the site below JANELLE CONNER / Staff Photographer Jonathan tells of his experience serving overseas in the Israel Defense Forces.
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Story of same-sex marriage shared ALYSSA WEJEBE Staff Writer
American studies professor John Ibson largely expanded on his op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times Wednesday in University Hall concerning his own same-sex marriage. Ibson received responses to his piece through voicemail, e-mail, mail and through comments on LATimes.com. “I think that response is largely revealing,” Ibson said. “It was utterly unanticipated; the volume of the responses were largely from strangers some were not.” Ibson was particularly moved by a hand-written letter. It was a response from a veteran of traditional marriage who said Ibson and his husband reinforced marriage, not threatened it. Dennis Prager, a radio talk-show host, invited Ibson to speak in a broadcast after reading his op-ed. However, on DennisPrager.com, the talk with Ibson was promoted as, “If You Oppose Same-Sex Marriage, You’re Really a Closet Gay.” Prager’s website zeroed in on a specific part of Ibson’s op-ed: “In the twisted logic of bigotry, denouncing the identity of someone else is sometimes an effort to deny that the denouncer shares that very identity.” But that was only a part of Ibson’s op-ed and context was not provided. “Prager sort of pushed him into this ideological box,” said Annora Borden, vice president of Women & Gender
MARK SAMALA / Photo Editor Top: Professor John Ibson shared the story of his marriage to his partner of 30 years. Above: Students listen intently to Ibson in a crowded lecture hall.
Studies Student Association. Ibson moved on to discuss same-sex issues outside of his piece and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. The LGBT community still has much to overcome, especially with regards to legal issues but it’s still better than years ago, Ibson said. Ibson said that a Riverside judge ruled against the military “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, arguing it was in violation of the Constitution. There’s much work to be done, as reminded horribly by suicides of young gay people, such as the Rutgers University student killing himself when his roommate and another student broadcast his sexual dalliance with another man, Ibson said. “Prejudice is an equal opportunity
employer,” Ibson said. “People can be susceptible to being a victim or be a perpetrator of it.” Amy Lagarticha, events coordinator of the Queer Straight Alliance, attended the speech. “Just here to get a little more detailed information, maybe learn about studies that have taken place within LGBT community,” Lagarticha said. Borden praised the speech and Ibson himself. “I thought it was wonderful. I think Professor Ibson is a gifted speaker, a wonderful man and an amazing professor,” said Borden. “I thought it was really illuminating to have him talk.” Ibson believes that Proposition 8 will reach the Supreme Court. “I believe homophobia’s days are numbered,” Ibson said.
October 14, 2010
Chilean miners rescued
Hybrid animals discussed
Animal fables are an intricate part of Yucatec Mayan culture
most memorable moments included 39-year-old Mario Sepulveda who was the second miner pulled out the chute. The Daily News described the excitement Sepulveda displayed when he was pulled out of the cave, saying that he was “punching the air and handing out souvenir rocks to laughing rescue workers… Sepulveda instantly became the poster boy for Chilean pluck - and injected a huge dose of national pride to the joy sweeping across the country.” The national newspaper El Mercurio dubbed him “Super Mario.” Cal State Fullerton’s reaction to the miraculous rescue of the miners ranged from excitement to complete awe at the whole situation. “From what I know about (the
I have...been following the miners, I was up (until) 1 o’clock in the morning last night watching them.
The 33 miners of Copiapo, Chile have been freed after spending nearly 69 days underground. It took nearly two days to individually extract each miner from the cave. The miners had been trapped more than 2,000 feet underground since Aug. 5. “After 69 days underground, including two weeks during which they were feared dead, the men emerged to the cheers of exuberant Chileans and before the eyes of a transfixed globe,” The Associated Press reported. Although the process of rescuing each miner individually was grueling, “each miner was greeted with the same boisterous applause from rescuers.” The capsule, that was built to transport the men back to the surface, is called the ‘Phoenix,’ named after the mythical bird that is said to bring hope. The capsule was only 13-feet-tall, shoulder-length wide and was painted the colors of the Chilean flag: white, red and blue. “This is the longest underground entrapment in human history,” Michael Warren said yesterday in the AP article. The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, was there to welcome almost every miner as they made it out of the cave. “Welcome to life,” he was quoted saying to each miner as he embraced them in a hug. Each miner had at least one anxious person waiting for them as they stepped out of the capsule. The miners were required to wear green jumpsuits “for the jarring transition from subterranean swelter to chilly desert air” and they had to wear dark glasses to protect their eyes from the unfamiliar sunlight, Warren said. Oakley Company, located in Foothill Ranch, Calif., provided the protective eyewear for the miners. Rachele Mooers has been working in Oakley’s Public Relations office for over a year. “A few weeks ago, Oakley was approached by a Chilean journalist who was covering the rescue efforts and had recommended Oakley to the Chilean private health insurer, known as ACHS ‘Association Chilena de Seguridad,’ for eyewear protection for the miners once they surfaced,” Mooers said. Oakley donated 35 pairs of Oakley Radars, which provide the optimum amount of protection. They later donated an extra 20 pairs of sunglasses for the rescue team. “It is an honor to be a part of this in any way we can,” Mooers said on behalf of the Oakley team. Every miner was unique in the way they approached the surface and embraced their families. One of the
- Marcial Prado Spanish linguistics professor
miners), it is a big deal. They have been down there for so long and now they have the attention of the world,” said Shelley Manzar, 21, senior child and adolescent development major. Amanda Le, 19, agrees with Manzar about the amazement of the rescue. “It sounds so interesting, especially the fact that they are happy and healthy… it is such a unique situation, one that rarely ends this well,” Le said. Marcial Prado is a part-time Spanish linguistics professor who has been teaching at CSUF for 35 years. “I have of course been following the miners, I was up (until) 1 o’clock in the morning last night watching them,” Prado said. Prado is from Spain and has a special connection to the Latin world. He said that he is so surprised that the Chilean engineers were able to
accomplish such a feat. “Chile has had many surprises beyond this rescue,” Prado said. “They fixed up their country after the earthquake and now they have rescued 33 miners. Fascinating.” Prado is very curious to know how exactly the men survived so long. “It is a mystery to me. This is literally a global victory… I question whether or not this would have worked in the United States.” Janet Eyring has been teaching at CSUF for 21 years. She is part of the TESOL program and teaches English as a second language. “Faith must have played a huge part in their optimism,” Eyring said. Eyring said she is inspired by the events that have taken place in Chile. “I have a lot of questions about how they survived… I know they were given small rations of food but what gave them the hope to survive? What important things pushed them to survive?” Eyring said. Collectively, Eyring, Prado, Le and Manzar agree on one point, “these miners are going be offered a lot of money for their stories.” Eyring hopes that they figure out ways to make their money last a long time. “Hopefully, they will be smart and invest their money for the future,” Eyring said. CNN reported on the rescue mission from beginning to end and released an official statement to the public saying “all 33 miners have been rescued and are safe.” The last miner was a foreman who was the first to make contact with the outside world when they were trapped. Luis Uzura volunteered to be the last miner out and was brought to the surface of the cave at approximately 9:58 p.m., Chilean time. “The heroism of the foreman (Uzura) volunteering to go last out of the cave is noble and honorable,” Eyring said. The miners are going to be at the local Capiapo hospital for at least 48 hours to monitor their health.
Graphic and Photo courtesy of MCT Top: Workers at the rescue site work around the clock to save the trapped miners in the town Capiapo, Chile. 33 miners were trapped. Bottom: A timeline of the ordeal the miners experienced is documented in the graphic from the collapse of the mine to the rescue.
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Anthropology professor Robey Callahan spoke about a man who looked for a way to enter a woman’s home. He gained the power to turn into a werecat and snuck into her place. Once there, he licked her face, leaving her half-white and sick. That woman, and others that the were-cat infected, were all taken to the shaman for healing. As for the were-cat, he was discovered and violently killed. That is an example of one of the were-animals’ key crimes: oral rape. They also steal wealth from far away places, spoil local people’s food and frighten them, too. Were-animals, gossip, rape and gender issues between men and women were the topic of discussion in Callahan’s presentation at the WoMen’s Center. Callahan discussed his research on Yucatec Mayan (Mexico) stories about wáayo’ob, wáay or were-animals. Cobá, a small Mayan-speaking village in Mexico, was the place of much of Callahan’s field research. Callahan said were-animal stories are a type of speech genre. Other types include gossip, sermon, instruction manuals, etc. Callahan added that speech genres are just “different ways of packaging information.” He also said there are different ways men and women tell these were-animal stories. “Men mostly give longer accounts of a ‘once upon a time’ variety,” Callahan said. He said that though men are disturbed by the stories, they are also intrigued. Callahan concluded that were-animal stories for men were like gossip: a fantasy machine and moral police all in one. “You can play with bizarre fantasy aspects, but you always have to end with these guys being caught and killed,” Callahan said.
The immoral act ultimately has to be condemned. “The stories men tell play into their anxieties about guarding their boundaries. Protecting their women is the main concern,” Callahan said. Callahan said the Maya’s were-animal stories play with their own desire to break free of sexual constraints and penetrate women at the heart of other men’s boundaries. Callahan explained that women tend to talk about were-animals in short, often personal anecdotes and experiences of being tormented and genuinely scared by these creatures. Marcelino Sifuentes, a double major in history and ethnic studies, said his mother would tell him stories that if he behaved badly, creatures like the
were-animals would come and eat him. Sifuentes said his traditions and storytelling made more sense to him after Callahan’s presentation. Cultural anthropology professor Karen Stocker said she enjoyed the event. “I thought it was well done,” Stocker said. “I studied something similar to that.” Susan Leavy, acting director of the WoMen’s Center, said Callahan spoke last spring strictly about gossip and how it kept the Mayan women in line. Leavy stressed how the WoMen’s Center is for men too; it’s not gender exclusive. “The noon-time programs are one of the hallmarks,” Leavy said.
October 14, 2010
Letter to the editor: Dear Titan News,
Should “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” be revoked?
KEITH COUSINS Asst. News Editor
The Tuesday decision of U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips to order an immediate end to the current “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy for military personnel was, to put it bluntly, silly. Yes, the policy is unfair, yes it infringes on civil rights, but it is not wise to abruptly end a policy that has been around since 1993. “I feel strongly this is an action that needs to be taken by the Congress and that it is an action that requires careful preparation and a lot of training,” said Defense Secretary Robert Gates in a CBS News article. “It has enormous consequences for our troops.” To simply terminate a policy would create all sorts of headaches for the Department of Defense. How do you change the training programs of military personnel? Do you have separate divisions for openly homosexual servicemen and women? What does this mean for ongoing investigations for violators of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy? With an abrupt end to the current policy, one problem is eliminated but many, many more are being
created. What’s needed is not a bold move by a judge, rather a calculated series of legislation that addresses all of the potential conflicts and implements solutions to those problems. This should start with careful examination of the actual regulations of the military. For example, according to a report by David Burrelli entitled, “‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior,” “The presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in same-sex acts would create an unacceptable risk to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion which are the essence of military capability.” If it is repealed through careful legislation, this issue must be addressed. What will be the policy of the military toward service members who make homosexual advances toward other service members? Is it treated the same as an unwanted heterosexual advance, or is it categorized as something different? These advances are not even the most common reasons for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” discharges, rather it is service members willingly making statements about their sexuality. If the law is removed, does that mean we go back to pre-1993 policies of forcing recruits to choose a sexual orientation on their applications? The law has been in place for almost two decades; it cannot be removed in a day without serious ramifications. It is vital that legislation carefully draft, in coalition with the Defense Department, to ensure a smooth transition out of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy.
ANNA GLEASON Asst. Detour Editor
Just because you happen to be attracted to someone of the same sex, does not make you any less capable of doing a job. The military policy “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” was put into effect in 1993 by Congress and former President Bill Clinton. The policy makes it so that gay and lesbian soldiers cannot live openly and serve in the armed forces. Lately, there has been a huge campaign to repeal the policy and with good reason. According to the American Civil Liberties Union website, the policy states that gay and lesbian soldiers pose, “an unacceptable threat to the high standards of morale, good order and discipline, and unit cohesion that are the essence of military capability.” This statement is absolutely ridiculous. The whole point of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is to keep homosexuals from not openly serving in the military, but they may still serve as long as they aren’t openly displaying their homosexuality. So let me get this straight (no pun intended); you can serve in the armed forces if you’re gay as long as you don’t tell anyone
and no one asks. However, at the same time, homosexuals who serve who are openly gay are a threat to the high moral standards of the military. So as long as you keep it to yourself, you’re not a threat to the good order of the military. This makes no sense. The last time I checked you don’t decide whether you want to be gay or straight; it’s how you were born. Being homosexual doesn’t make you less than human, all it means it that you are attracted to someone who is the same sex as you. Remember back in the ‘60s when the Civil Rights Movement was going on? That’s what gay and lesbians are facing right now. They are trying to gain the right to be equal, and there is no logical reason they should not be. Just last month, a landmark “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” case made it to court. Major Margaret Witt, an Air Force flight nurse, was dismissed from duty because she was gay. “I want to serve my country. I have loved being in the military; my fellow airmen have been my family. I am proud of my career and want to continue doing my job,” said Witt in an article by the ACLU. “Wounded people never asked me about my sexual orientation. They were just glad to see me there.” Maj. Witt never had a problem performing her duties just because she was gay and the same goes for the other homosexual members of the armed forces. They are there because they chose to be there; they joined to serve their country and help protect it. It’s time to throw out such archaic and unequal policies. Homosexuals should be able to serve their country regardless of their sexual orientation.
I grabbed a copy of your newspaper today and like usual, I was interested in the stories that are produced. However, today I must say that I was extremely disappointed. I have never seen a news crew, whether it be on TV or the newspaper, write or speak with such extreme bias. In every other copy of the Daily Titan there is the Devil’s Advocate which is a very nice concept, and when talking about a specific subject there is always two sides to the argument. In the case with the legalization of Marijuana newspaper today however, there was absolutely nothing about the pro’s of this subject. It’s like you took everything that could possibly be negative and stuck it all on one page. Where is the part that tells our campus community all of the benefits? I understand that this is something you don’t want to promote, however I find it unprofessional and frankly, unethical to write such a bias and one-sided articles. Not only one article, but about 4 or 5. You are omitting the other side of the story and therefore causing the minds of the voters to be unfairly uninformed. All Americans should know both sides of everything they have to vote on so that they can make and educated vote and you are shaping their minds to believe what you want, and this is wrong. Lauren Danielson
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October 14, 2010
Valencia attracts crowd at Becker MIMI CASTELLANOS For the Daily Titan
KRYSTLE UY / Staff Writer Arcade Fire played the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Friday. The show was the second night of their their sold-out concert. The seven-member band headlined Lollapalooza in August and has sold out shows in Madison Square Garden.
Arcade Fire lights up Shrine KRYSTLE UY Staff Writer
Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire took the stage by storm Friday, the second closing night of a sold-out performance at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. As one of the most anticipated bands to come back from hiatus, Arcade Fire has kept busy in support of their critically acclaimed third full length album, The Suburbs. Arcade Fire are no strangers to playing big crowds, considering their headlining performance at Lollapalooza in August. Their sold-out concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden, broadcasted live on YouTube and directed by Terry Gilliam, confirmed to fans worldwide that they are indeed one of the best live bands on the planet. Best known for their ability to bring together the beauty of orchestral musings, chamber-pop harmonies and distinct modern rock, the multiinstrumentalists were determined to conquer. They did just that, as they delivered a raucous, unpredictable and energetic set. Uproarious cheers erupted when the band took the stage as lights flashed in
tune to the driving guitar intro of the aptly titled song “Ready to Start.” Things took a startling turn during the stunning disco tune “Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” when lead singer, Win Butler, disappeared into the audience, leaving many shocked and exhilarated. Maybe it was Butler’s wife and vocalist Regine Chassagne’s ribbon twirling and expressive singing or Butler nonchalantly sitting in the crowd as he watched the band play on without him, but either way, Arcade Fire knows how to keep the energy alive. “No Cars Go” kept the intensity up as fans shouted “Hey!” and “Let’s go!” along with Butler. The group’s extensive stockpile of guitars, a piano, accordions, drums and strings meticulously melded into an epic crescendo. “My voice was so f***ed up. I didn’t think I could sing today, so whatever it is you’re doing, it’s working,” said Butler, who was drenched in sweat and eager to play more. Watching the seven-member band, plus more members for the live performance, onstage was mesmerizing as it seemed they were having more fun on stage than the fans who were dancing and shouting along.
KRYSTLE UY / Staff Writer Arcade Fire singer Win Butler fronts the band with his wife Regine Chassagne. Members of the band play an array of instruments including the xylophone and glockenspiel.
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Arcade Fire conveyed feelings of nostalgia, longing and sorrow, which can also be heard on The Suburbs. In “We Used to Wait,” a song about a love letter he may never receive, Butler woundedly sang, “What’s stranger still is how something so small can keep you alive.” Chassagne matched Butler’s warm sincerity with her own vocals in the song “Haiti” as she sang, “In the forest we are hiding, unmarked graves where flowers grow.” Despite the somber lyrics, Chassagne’s sprightly dancing and Richard Reed Parry’s twangy bass line had fans clapping along. Arcade Fire closed with “Wake Up,” daring anyone not to explode in excitement, even after the song’s debut three years ago on Funeral. The whole auditorium resembled a choir procession with triumphant harmonizing and fists pumping in the air. With mic in hand, Butler again descended into the crowd, causing a frenzy of people trying to touch him while balancing their attention to the rest of the members playing onstage. It didn’t matter that Butler’s voice was trailing off as he waded through the throngs of cameras and hands in his face. The fans were more than eager to sing for him.
Pop-punk band Valencia galvanized attendees with their get-up-and-go charges and rattling chord rotations at the Becker Amphitheater Wednesday. The infectious, high-octane performance drew in more than 100 students, setting a record attendance for the fall semester thus far. The Philadelphia natives (Shane Henderson - vocals, Brendan Walter lead guitar, JD Perry - rhythm guitar, George Ciukurescu - bass, and Maxim Soria - drums) have performed on tour with acts like Say Anything, We the Kings, Boys Like Girls and they opened for Blink-182 in June 2009 on their summer reunion tour. Valencia just released their third studio album, Dancing with a Ghost with I Surrender Records Tuesday, October 12, 2010. The entire set consisted of poignant sing-a-longs such as the first track off their debut album, “Dancing with a Ghost,” an upbeat song with catchy lyrics and strong chorus. “Don’t take it out on the music / Feel your feet moving / Sometimes you lead / Sometimes you follow/When you’re dancing with a ghost.” Other themes included the usual love, life and the not so usual rolling with the punches when times get hard. “So much of the music out there now is negative,” said Valencia frontman Henderson. “It’s all about someone complaining about their life. But that’s why we wrote this record. We wanted to write about how you should be happy and how you shouldn’t let what happens in your life upset you.” Much like most bands, the group started off their career playing gigs in carbon dioxide-intoxicated basements and veteran halls, while trying to juggle college courses by day and dead-end jobs by night. During the middle of the performance Henderson invited two fans to join him on stage and sing the chorus of the song with him. The nervous boy and girl chosen made their way to the microphone and assisted him in hyping the crowd with the chorus of the next song. “I’ve never heard of them before this show, but I like them,” said Miguel Arias, 20, computer science. “They’re
definitely a new artist to add to my play list.” As the concert came to an end, fans gathered at the stage, not yet satisfied, and begged for an encore. It didn’t take more than a few seconds for the band to reposition themselves and play their final song, “The Space Between.” Speeding drumbeats open “The Space Between,” an inspiring call to longdistance love that features longing lyrics like “Can you remember sitting by my side / On the bank of the Delaware
River and talking about life.” “Even though it was really hot outside it was really cool,” said Anette Ruiz, 20, civil engineering. “I like how at the end of the show when the students asked for an encore they went ahead and played them another song.” With pop-punk being taken hostage by overly animated boybands that care more about how they look than how they sound, it’s great to know that there are still bands that put their hearts and talent into their music.
JC VERA / For the Daily Titan Band Valencia played Becker Amphitheater Wednesday to a large crowd of students. They were able to attract over 100 students, the most any Becker band had this semester.
JC VERA / For the Daily Titan Bass player George Ciukurescu helps to intoxicate the crowd with the bands pop punk sounds. Valencia started as most bands do, playing gigs in basements and veteran halls.
October 14, 2010
CHALK: BALLET FOLKLORICO DE CSU FULLERTON ... Continued from page 1 “It’s a way to show our individuality, a way to show what we have. The chalk stays for a while ... people walk through here every day,” Romero said. Standing out is important to Ballet Folklorico de CSUF. “We dance; that’s what we do,” Romero said. “We do Ballet Folklorico. Not everyone can say that. ... we do it, and we love to do it so that’s how we stand out.” Today, Ballet Folklorico de CSUF is composed of more than 30 dedicated members who are involved in the club’s many events. The drawings were judged by professors who based their decisions on how well the drawings were able to represent the theme. CALPIRG won first place. “What (the drawing is) supposed to represent is the students finally standing up for a good cause... right now we’re trying to stand up against Proposition 23, which is a dirty energy proposition. We’re trying to just (lower voter rates of students) here on our campus,” said Jocelyn Almeida, a political science major and CALPIRG member. Areal Thomke, a technical theater major and CALPIRG member, further explained the club’s purpose. “We’re just trying to stop oil companies from revoking our global warming laws, which we’re so famous for here in California,” Thomke said. Ballet Folklorico de CSUF hopes to gain a lot from the Chalk Mural Contest.
“This event is important because it shows how clubs on campus can be united and are not separated from one another,” said Yesenia Altamirano, secretary of Ballet Folklorico de CSUF.
“We hope to gain relationships (with other clubs on campus) and to expand our links with each other throughout.”
ANDREA AYALA / For the Daily Titan Ballet Folklorico de CSUF held the annual Chalk Mural Contest Tuesday where students and groups on campus expressed their individuality and diversity.
Titan Radio playlists ERIN BRADLEY Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Radio DJs have created playlists for varying aspects of student life. Download these songs on iTunes or Amazon, or listen to Titan Radio online at TitanRadio.org. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are gaining prominence in the music industry and have growing audiences within multiple genres. “Everyone probably thinks Bruno Mars came out of nowhere,” said Chadwick Vargas, host of Titan Radio’s Asian Persuasion Show. “Not so, he’s been writing songs for a lot of artists we love today. It’s no surprise he’s on top of the iTunes charts with Far East Movement.” Vargas’ playlist includes popular artists like the Far East Movement and Bruno Mars, as well as emerging artists from the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Playlist of Chadwick Vargas, host
of the “Asian Persuasion Show” “Girls on the Dance Floor” by Far East Movement “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno mars “When We Say” by AJ Rafael “Stars Falling Down” by Kina Grannis “That Girl” by David Choi Austin Krie, host of the “Classic Rock-n-Country Show” Tuesdays from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., tells a story of someone staying up “all day and all of the night” studying for midterms. “I wanted the songs as a whole to convey what happens in the week or so leading up to (an exam),” Krie said. Playlist of Austin Krie, host of “Classic Rock-n-Country Show” “All Day and All of the Night” by the Kinks “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey “Living on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi “College” by Pat Green “Peaceful Easy Feeling” by the Eagles. Finding a parking spot can be time consuming and frustrating. Johnathan
Rushing, host of “The David and Rush Show,” makes being stuck in traffic an all-out sing-a-long. “You can’t get much better than blasting some rock through the amps of your car to get your day to a rocking start,” Rushing said. “Take that, Starbucks!” Playlist of Jonathan Rushing, host of “The David and Rush Show” “The Rock Show” by Blink182 “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith “Lose Yourself” by Eminem “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen Morten Kristensen, host of “Off the Beaten Track,” which airs Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to noon, will rescue you from a workout rut with three very different songs. Download these songs to your iPod, and plug in when you hit the gym. Whether it is upbeat trance music for running, hip-hop for lifting weights or soundscapes for cooling down, these songs will complement your workout routine. “Turn the volume up, forget everything around you and just let the beat push you on,” Kristensen said. Playlist of Morten Kristensen, host of “Off the Beaten Track” “CAT 00897-A2” by Aphex Twin “The New Wu” by Raekwon, featuring Method Man and Ghostface Killah “Peacock Tail” by Boards of Canada. Get your blood flowing with these songs chosen by Michael Silver, cohost of “Sports Junkies,” which airs Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. The sports talk show discusses college and professional sports, including baseball, football, basketball and mixed martial arts. These songs will “get you in the mood to party and kick butt,” Silver said. Playlist of Michael Silver, co-host of “Sports Junkies” “We Right Here” by DMX “This Is Absolution” by Killswitch Engage “Come Out Swinging” by the Offspring.
October 14, 2010
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Rangers vs. Yankees
bump from the get-go and could start up to three times. He’s the Yankees’ best pitcher and work-horse; Sabathia can absorb more quality innings than most pitchers. His likely opponent for the first game will be C.J. Wilson, a good pitcher, but nowhere near the level of Lee. Game two will see a matchup between the Yankees’ Phil Hughes and the Rangers’ Colby Lewis. STEPHANI BEE The Yankees have never played Sports Columnist against Lewis before, and they have trouble with new pitchers which With another champagne shower could give the Rangers a slight adin their rearview mirror and a divi- vantage. When the rotation finally sion series title apiece, the New York comes around to Lee, he will be Yankees and Texas Rangers now turn matched up against another solid their attention on the march to the Yankee starter Andy Pettitte. World Series. However good Pettitte is, Lee Though the Yankees were swept is still a better pitcher and should by Texas in their most recent three- do well. Pettitte looked spectacular game set in the regular season, that against the Twins despite pitching isn’t telling of the type of team the poorly in his two starts leading up Bombers are. to the postseason. With the extra In all three games, the Yanks had rest, the southpaw should be ready players like Javier Vazquez, Dustin to pitch in his native Texas. Moseley and Things get Chad Gaudin interesting in Both teams have solid throwing imgame four. The portant innings; Yankees could offenses; though, the if any of them throw Sabathia Rangers have two holes in are throwing big on three days’ innings for the which their lineup to exploit... rest, Yankees in this they’ve never series, somehad a problem thing has gone doing, so they terribly wrong for New York. can have him back for a potential The Rangers had their series go seventh game and pitch A.J. Burfive games, knocking ace Cliff Lee nett in game five. If that’s the case, out until game three. This gives the Sabathia will likely oppose Tommy Yankees a huge rotation advantage, Hunter, who is decent, but not on as ace CC Sabathia will be on the Sabathia’s level even when he’s on
Texas’ Cinderella story continues
Courtesy of MCT Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, but the New York Yankees are the heavy favorite to win the ALCS.
short rest. Burnett would then face Wilson, and considering Burnett’s recent track record, the advantage is definitely with Wilson. Both teams have solid offenses; though, the Rangers have two holes in their lineup to exploit at catcher and center field, while the Yankees have no major problems. Josh Hamilton proved his health during the division series for Texas, and he’ll be surrounded by the likes of Michael Young, Vladimir Guerrero, Nelson Cruz and Ian Kinsler. The middle of the Yankee order will be Nick Swisher, Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano,
Jorge Posada, and Curtis Granderson, who had a superb American League Division Series. Here, the Yankees have better patience and a higher slugging percentage. If the tail end of the major offensive threats are coming up for Texas in the batting order, the Yankees will have the opportunity to pitch around them to get to the weaker hitters. The Rangers will not have that same advantage. When Texas throws lefties Lee and Lewis, the Yankees have a notso-secret weapon: Marcus Thames. Thames positively pulverizes southpaws; this season he mashed to the
tune of a .301/.354/.489 triple slash against them this season, giving New York yet another bomber in the lineup. Despite questions surrounding their offense and starting rotation going into the ALDS (American League Division Series), the Yankees proved you can never count them out. Texas upset the Rays and proved they have the rotation muscle to survive. It’s a close call for this series, but given New York’s offense and pitching advantages, they should be the favorite. Prediction: Yankees in six.
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Courtesy of MCT Former Trojan running back Joe McKnight (4) breaks free for a touchdown in 2008.
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A little over a week ago, the socalled “monopoly” was all but dead. Head Coach Rick Neuheisel and his stingy UCLA Bruins had just beaten two nationally-ranked opponents, Houston Cougars and Texas Longhorns, in back-to-back weeks and had staged a come-from-behind victory against conference foe Washington State Oct. 2. Just as good (or better depending on the Bruin fan you associated yourself with) was the floundering state of USC football. Sitting in the middle of a strong Pac-10, their performance (4-2, 1-2) is not what Trojan fans have grown accustomed to. Though they have won 11 games or more seven times within this decade, USC was heavily sanctioned in June after an NCAA investigation concluded that Reggie Bush, Trojan running back from 2003-2005, had accepted improper benefits from an agent. USC fans were stunned. UCLA fans were giddy. Welcome to the best rivalry in the Pac-10. Both schools, uniquely separated by a mere seven miles, possess a fan base that not only cheer on their
beloved schools, but cheer louder alumni outnumber USC’s 360,000 when it comes to the misfortunes of to 229,000. their bitter rivals. Never in the history of the riIt has always seemed like UCLA valry have the fans so mirrored their fans love USC losing more than they teams. The Trojans, known for their love UCLA winning. hard-hitting defensive mentality, In 2006, unranked UCLA de- have created a monster-like fan base. feated No. 2 USC 13-9 at the Rose Clad in cardinal & gold, USC fans Bowl, eliminating the Trojans from a have become loud, cocky and obnational championship appearance. noxious. The Bruins, meanwhile, Again, USC fans were stunned while are better known for their finesse UCLA fans were giddy. style, sporting a west coast offense Yet, as shocking as the outcome until the hiring Neuheisel. was, UCLA fans did not rejoice in For UCLA fans, it seemed like their team’s victory. Instead, they Bruin football was just an extra curhailed their Bruins for keeping the ricular activity; something for them hated Trojans to do on Saturfrom a chance days. Never in the history of to claim the Believe it or Coaches’ Tronot, the fans the rivalry have the fans so phy. have contribut mirrored their teams... This event ed to the “mobest exemplinopoly,” the fies, as well as rivalry extends defines, both fan bases, for USC has well beyond the football field. USC become Goliath and UCLA has be- fans outnumber UCLA fans because come David. Trojan football is the best represenDrive through Southern Califor- tation of Los Angeles. nia and count the “USC alumni” The city not only loves to win, license plate frames you see on the but they love to win with flash and freeway. dominance. Then do the same thing, only That’s not what UCLA is about. this time count the “UCLA alumni” That’s not their style. But for the sake plate frames. It’s a pretty shocking of the rivalry, maybe they should renumber considering UCLA’s living consider.
The Texas Rangers won a playoff series for the first time in franchise history by defeating the Tampa Bay Rays in Florida Tuesday. The Rangers won the bestof-five series, 3-2. Led by a complete game by left-hander Cliff Lee, the Rangers won game five, 5-1. Lee gave up only six hits, one run and had 11 strikeouts in the series-clincher. Leading 3-1 in the top of the ninth inning, second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a two-run home run to extinguish the Rays’ chance at a comeback. Texas won the American League West Division and will play the New York Yankees for the American League Championship Series Thursday. The Rangers have appeared in the playoffs only three times previously in franchise history, all of which resulted in first-round eliminations to the Yankees. Brief by Joseph Szilagyi
Griffin’s return to the big show The Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is preparing for his first regular season in the NBA by impressing fans and coaches thus far in the preseason. In four preseason games, Griffin is averaging 15.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. It was in last year’s preseason that Griffin, who was the Clippers’ first overall pick in the 2009 NBA draft, was injured with a stress fracture in his left knee right before the season started. Griffin had surgery on his knee and missed the entire season. The Clippers finished last season with a 29-53 record, finishing 12th in the Western Conference. The first regular season game is Oct. 27 at Staples Center against the Portland Trailblazers. Brief by Joseph Szilagyi
AL’s Comeback Player of the Year In 2006, it looked as though Francisco Liriano would be first in line to succeed Johan Santana, his former teammate who was on the chopping block. During the regular season, he’d made 16 starts in 28 appearances, allowing only 31 runs in 121 innings. He also had 144 strikeouts and had a 55 percent ground ball rate. Then his elbow popped, and soon he was undergoing Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left elbow. His strikeout rates still aren’t what they were, but made more than one strikeout per inning jump from his 2009 rates. The Minnesota Twins rode him to the playoffs where they fell to the New York Yankees, but poised to be the ace of the Twins in 2011. Brief by Stephani Bee
October 14, 2010
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) An older person applies considerable financial pressure. Take the philosophical high road when you respond. A gentle no could suffice.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Whittle away at your priority list, and whistle while you work. Your cheerful disposition rubs off on everyone else for greater ease and fun.
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SPORTS Real men wear pink
October 14, 2010
MATTHEW PETROPULOS going to the American Cancer SoStaff Writer
October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the National Football League has joined forces with the American Cancer Society to help spread knowledge and awareness of breast cancer. The NFL has helped bring the movement to the national spotlight of NFL fans. The players, referees and coaches began on Oct. 4 wearing pink gloves, cleats, hats, and towels and will continue to do so until the end of October. The end zones of the field are also decorated with pink helmets and logos. “I think it is pretty cool what the National Football League is doing. I support it and it needs to be out there so people are informed. This is a great fight for the cause and it is making people more aware,” said Eric Grunbaun, a Cal State Fullerton senior criminal justice major. The NFL is taking the pink merchandise further by auctioning off the game-worn items at NFLAuction.NFL.com with all proceeds
ciety and charities. NFL Shop and stadium booths are also selling pink merchandise to let fans join in and support the cause. Merchandise for all 32 teams are available. The NFL Referees Association will also join in by donating part of their pay for every game in October that they call. They also have worn pink accented clothes as part of their uniforms and will continued to do so for the rest of the month. “I think it is cute. It is nice of the men of the NFL to support the cause while playing their games. This is a great honor for women and I can not speak for all women, but I appreciate it,” said Ashley Sinclair, a CSUF senior criminal justice major. The two spokesmen of the event for the NFL are Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and wife of Washington Redskin owner Dan Synder, Tanya Snyder. For Mrs. Snyder, a longtime breast cancer fundraiser, the connection to breast cancer is a personal one. “Breast cancer affects one in eight American women and I was one of them last year,” Snyder said. “I am
proud to work with the league and the Redskins to remind fans about the importance of annual screenings.” Fitzgerald’s involvement started when his mother was lost to breast cancer while he was in college. He has been involved with breast cancer charities ever since. “People are not really affected until it happens to someone they love. This movement will help spread awareness to people that are not affected directly,” said Kaitlin Schott, a CSUF senior criminal justice major. The NFL pink merchandise is also getting help from companies such as Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Gatorade, Wilson, Under Armour, Cutter Gloves and McArthur Towel and Sports. “Gatorade will produce 1.9 million pink ribbon bottles, on sale at retail stores throughout October and Gatorade sideline carts will feature pink ribbon decals during October as well,” according to NFL.com, some other pink merchandise includes cheerleading outfits; halftime show costumes, and the distribution of pink ribbons to fans and employees.
Courtesy of MCT Minnesota Vikings’ Randy Moss and the New York Jets’ Antonio Cromartie are two of the NFLs’ many players and staff seen wearing pink accessories throughout the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.
WOMEN’S SOCCER: TWO OF LAST FIVE WON, TITANS LOOK FOR MORE
MARK SAMALA / Photo Editor Senior midfielder Christina Murillo rears back to take a shot on San Diego Oct. 3.
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Simpson attributes the Titans preparedness of the game to practice and how the girls have been staying positive and focused. “We’ve practiced hard, and we will rely on our leadership and hardwork ethic to pull off our win,” Simpson said. Freshman forward Nikki McCants is excited that the Titans are returning to home-field action and agrees that the Titans are ready to take on the Highlanders. “We are confident going into the game and have been working on improving a lot of stuff,” McCants said. “Our work ethic in practice is strong and the way we come out to play will be good.” In order to perfect their game, the girls must take care of their injuries
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“Having home-field advantage I think will be great for us,” Simpson said. “We know our field better than anyone else and under the lights will make it much more exciting. We’re prepared to use it to our advantage in our big wins the next two weeks,” Simpson added. “Being at home feels good and being a part of that atmosphere helps,” McCants said, who enjoys having her family and fans here to support the team. “My family is a great support system for myself and the team,” McCants said. “It will be good to see them and know they are there.” Today’s matchup starts at 7 p.m. The Titans will continue to have home-field advantage as they take on Long Beach State Oct. 17, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Oct. 21 and UC Santa Barbara Oct. 24.