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Vol. 88 Issue 26

October 18, 2010

Titans cruise by Utes in a two-game sweep

Coming off an upsetting 6-4 loss to Long Beach State, the men’s hockey club terrorizes Utah with 10 goals See TITAN HOCKEY, page 8

Art exhibit hosted

to promote a healthy lifestyle.

Different art styles were used to display the work of 41 participating artists. See HEALTHY LIVING, page 2

WHAT’S INSIDE OPINION D.A.R.E. program: too little too soon for youth ........................................4 FEATURES Anaheim Film Festival highlights world cinema ........................................5 SPORTS Men’s soccer escapes Hope in a 1-0 victory ........................................8 The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

Titans put pedal to the medal Suffering only one Big West loss, CSUF wins sixth straight victory AARON GILLIAM Asst. Sports Editor

JONATHAN GIBBY / Graphics Editor Lance Cpl. Angela Pacheco cried as she embraced her parents during a welcome home celebration of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force (1MEF) female engagement team that had been deployed for seven months in Afghanistan.

First female engagement team returns In an experiment conducted by the United States Marine Corp a team of 40 Marines were assigned to all-male foot patrols in Afghanistan LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ News Director –– As soon as the bus carrying Marines

JONATHAN GIBBY / Graphics Editor Naval Hospital Corpsman Chief Wardleigh cheerfully arrives at Camp Pendleton.




Female Troops Return from Afghanistan Hear what the Scan to view Female Engagement Troops accomplish in Afghanistan at fet

who had been at war in Afghanistan came into view, tears began to stream down the cheeks of mothers and fathers who had not seen their daughters for seven months. The Marines didn’t arrive until 3:30 a.m. Friday, and leading up to their arrival their families waited in a hanger on base. See VOLLEYBALL, page 8 These Marines, called FETs (Female Engagement Teams of the United State Marine Corp.), are the first women to go on all-male foot patrols with Marine infantrymen on the front line in the Helmand province of Afghanistan. Fraternity loses The genesis of the concept for FETs came from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Ophair while raising eration Enduring Freedom. During these conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the need for interaction with female funds for cancer Muslims was recognized, according to a release issued by the Regional Command OLIVIA BOUNVONGXAY South West Public Affairs. See FETS, page 3 Staff Writer

Clinton sells Sanchez to Santa Ana crowd LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ News Director

Former president Bill Clinton spoke at a democratic rally in support of California Rep. Loretta Sanchez, Friday. The gathering was meant to boost support and morale in the hopes that democrats up for re-election would motivate party members to campaign. Many in attendance, more than 500 people, were there to catch a glimpse of the 42nd president and anxiously awaited his time to speak. “Basically, we are here because we are progressives, we love Bill Clinton and we are so excited,” said Joan Hemphill, a retiree of the Cal State Chancellor’s office. The democratic candidate for mayor of Santa Ana and current mayor, Miguel Pulido, built up the tension leading to Sanchez and Clinton’s appearance. See RALLY, page 3

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The Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball team defended its flawless home record once again Oct. 14 against the visiting Cal State Northridge Matadors. With this win the Titans (16-4, 5-1) improve to 11-0 in Titan Gym, won their last five games and 12 of the last 13 matches. Also with this latest 3-0 sweep (25-17, 25-19, 2520) over the Matadors, the Titans have beaten the 14 of their last 16 opponents by way of sweep. “Winning is our overall goal, so we try not to think of the environment or who we’re playing. We just try to take care of business. But defending our undefeated home record this year makes it even nicer because we’re still undefeated,” said senior outside hitter Erin Saddler. Prior to this match, Saddler was named Big West Conference Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, thanks to her stand-out play against Pacific and UC Davis. This is Saddler’s third Player of the Week honor this season and her fifth career title, tying former teammate Brittany Moore for the most all-time weekly awards in CSUF history. “(Winning this award) just shows that our team is working hard constantly. Weekend to weekend we’re all working hard and that makes it easier for me to get kills and put balls away and get recognized,” Saddler said. Saddler stayed true to her title and was just shy of a double-double with eight digs and scored a matchhigh 17 kills while hitting hit .371 on the attack, leading the Titans to a .292 hitting percentage as a team.

MARK SAMALA / Photo Editor Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and Bill Clinton raise their hands as they were introduced before the old Orange County Courthouse.

Ian Morano, a sophomore biology major, hadn’t had a haircut in over four years. With his hair draping over a foot long, he marched onto the stage of the Becker Amphitheater and students began to chant his name. Followed by a countdown, a pair of scissors and the help of his fraternity brothers, he stepped off the stage nearly bald. “There’s no better cause for me to donate my hair,” Morano said. A blue tarp covered the platform of the stage, catching tumble weeds of hair that were cut off the boys of Sigma Phi Epsilon. They were shaving their heads in solidarity with children fighting cancer. Crowds of family, friends and student passersby came to watch the fraternity lose almost all of their hair. Folded chairs lined the stage and a quiet buzzing in the background lasted almost three hours as each member went up one by one. Morano, along with 80 members of his fraternity, dedicated their entire week to help various organizations, and Shave a SigEP was their biggest charity event yet. See SHAVE, page 5



October 18, 2010




Insurance groups host symposiums

Israel in talks with Hamas over prisoner exchange

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall will host Insurance Day Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the SGMH courtyard. The event will feature over 25 employers within the insurance and risk management field who want to aid students interested in entering the line of work. Students interested in attending are advised to bring their resumes for tips and review. Two symposiums will also take place during the day in the Scott O’Brien Center of SGMH. The first symposium, “Clearing the Path to Opportunities No.1,” will be held from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and the second symposium, “Clearing the Path to Opportunities No. 2,” will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The symposiums will be hosted by industry professionals.

TEL AVIV, Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Sunday, confirmed an Arab newspaper report about new prisoner swap talks with Hamas. In brief remarks reported by Israeli army radio, Netanyahu said the talks were resumed some weeks ago with the arrival of a German mediator to the region. On Saturday, the London-based daily Al-Hayat quoted senior Hamas leader Musa Abu Marzooq as saying that Gerhard Konrad, the German mediator involved in setting up a swap, visited Gaza two weeks ago to hold talks with Hamas representatives and Israeli leaders. It was Konrad’s first visit to Gaza since the talks came to a halt in 2009. ALAYNA DURAN / Staff Photographer


“Art 4 Health” will continue until July 2011. Friday’s reception was the only time it was opened to the general public.

Agent hailed as Sept. 11 hero fights for his job ORLANDO — For years, customs agent Jose Melendez-Perez was hailed as an American hero of the Sept. 11, terrorist attacks. Now, after making what he says was his first major mistake in 44 years of public service, Melendez-Perez is fighting to get his old job back. He faces a disciplinary hearing this week in Florida. Melendez-Perez, 64, an immigration officer at Orlando International Airport, stopped the supposed “20th hijacker” from entering the United States in August 2001. He won national acclaim for grilling international passenger Mohammed Qahtani for 90 minutes and then denying him entry. But six months ago, Melendez-Perez drove a U.S. Customs and Border Protection van home for the weekend, violating agency policy.

STATE Sheriff’s bust four in Merced for meth possession MERCED — The Merced Sheriff’s Office said it arrested four suspects in a meth investigation in Merced. On Friday, Oct. 15, around 8:45 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office STAR Team served a search warrant in the 2000 block of Ashby Road in a trailer park. The warrant came after a two-week investigation into the sales of methamphetamine, and the team hit the house and arrested four suspects. Arrested were Robert Christensen, 24; Santiago Delgado, 40; Yolanda Birrueta, 32; and Misty Mudget, 35. All are from Merced. When the team hit the house, according to Deputy Tom MacKenzie, Christensen and Delgado were found in the back bedroom in a cloud of meth smoke with the door wide open. Playing in the living room were an 11-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl--Birrueta’s children.

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Healthy living showcased Various works by students, faculty and alumni displayed SOPHIA ISLAS Staff Writer

Students, faculty, alumni and members of the community gathered at the Student Health and Counseling Center (SHCC) for the opening reception of the fourth annual “Art 4 Health” event. The theme that pervades each of the 105 artworks in this year’s exhibit is “Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit.” Of the 41 artists participating in this exhibit, which took place Friday Oct. 15, 66 percent are currently enrolled students, while the rest are faculty and alumni. Each artist used different forms of media to convey the theme, ranging from acrylic on canvas to photography. “All artworks in this exhibit hold so much expression,” said Gail PakalnsNaruo, director of counseling and psychological services at the SHCC. “And that expression has a relation to healing and well-being.” The artworks line the walls of the SHCC West and East buildings, and are placed in areas surrounding sitting

rooms, next to doctors’ offices, in lobbies and other highly visible areas. Adjudicator Brandon Strathmann commented extensively on one of Eric Leonard Jones’ pieces entitled “It Can’t Be Precious” and explained the intricacies and technique present in that particular work. “Most of the artworks in this event can be seen as autobiographical or semi-autobiographical. But prevalent in all the works is a sort of psychological aspect,” said Strathmann, who is also an assistant professor of entertainment art and animation. “In Jones’ work you can’t help but note the quick brush strokes and how his technique creates raw emotion.” Brittany Relf, a 22-year-old entertainment art major, submitted a threepart series entitled “Mother Nature.” Two of her works were large canvas paintings that depicted trees shaped as human beings. Another work built off the other two, but was created using acrylic on cloth, and hung using a bamboo rod. “My work shows a connection between nature and humans. I use our vulnerability towards nature by showing human pain and I do this by showing nature and people as one,” Relf said. “This is the easiest way I can think of to show the connection between the two and to promote understanding.” The exhibit was not only created to promote the arts and awareness for the

SHCC, but it was also a juried event. Along with Strathmann, there were five other jurors who worked on deciding which artists would win “Best in Show” in three categories; students, faculty and alumni. In addition to award certificates, student artists competed to win $200 scholarships and alumni artists competed to win an exhibition space in the Titan Student Union from January to April. The winners were announced during the reception. Natalie Salim and Shauday Deeble both tied for the student awards and both received scholarships. The alumni winner was Lauren Gallegos and the faculty winner was Raven Lauren Mansen. Artists could also auction their work. If a work is purchased, the artist receives 60 percent of the bid, while the rest of the money goes into funding the exhibit for the entire year. “The whole event is a fun way to give artists more of an opportunity to show of their work,” Relf said. “It’s also interesting putting health and art together, which is an unlikely pairing.” The Arts Inter-Club Council, the Ceramics, Hot Glass and Pencil Mileage Club and the Society of Museum Associates were at the event. There were also live musical performances by the Classical Guitar Club, Phi Mu Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota and the Theatre Professionals of Tomorrow.

Brief by Francine Rios

Preparing for the credential program For those seeking to become teachers, it is not too late to register and prepare for the CSET, one of the credential prerequisites. Cal State Fullerton’s Admission to Teacher Education will hold a free CSET workshop Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop is open to anyone who wishes to apply for CSUF’s Multiple Subject or Special Education programs. The workshop is designed to offer resources on how to prepare for the CSET, network and form study groups. The CSET is a way to test the knowledge of future educators and is needed to perform in teaching careers.

Brief by Jenna West

Information session at Irvine campus The Irvine campus will be hosting an information session Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) students. FEMBA students are those who live and work in south Orange County and look for part-time education while still maintaining fulltime employment. The program offers students a way to receive their degree in less than two-and-a-half years while still receiving real-world training. The information session will allow students to learn more about the MBA, Master of Science in Information Systems, Master of Science in Taxation, Master of Science in Accountancy and Master of Science in Information Technology programs.

Brief by Anna Gleason

Room built for quake simulation An earthquake simulation will be held by the civil engineering department in room E-012 today. Civil and environmental engineering professor Binod Tiwari said civil engineering students built models of a dormitory room with furniture and other things. In one room those objects would be secured, while the other room would have no special precautions. These models will be put on a shake table—the earthquake simulator—and be tested at Northridge Earthquake-levels, where their differences will be seen. The exhibit, demonstrated with the help of a lab technician, is open to everyone. The simulation will run at four different times: 9:30 a.m. , 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Brief by Alyssa Wejebe

Palin pushing for Republican vote Former Alaska governor and vice president hopeful Sarah Palin held a rally in Anaheim on Saturday to campaign for Republicans. According to the Orange County Register, Palin spoke in front of 2000 attendees in her 25-minute speech that criticized Democratic policies and pushed Republicans to vote. The rally came weeks before the congressional elections to help boost support for Republicans, especially those in tight races. Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman and Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who are currently trailing Democratic counterparts in the polls, did not attend the rally. Brief by Joseph Szilagyi

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... Continued from page 1 In January of this year, a mass message was sent out to female military to volunteer for an engagement team. Those 40 women were trained to conduct FET missions full-time. In the spring of 2010, First Marine Expeditionary Force deployed from Camp Pendleton, Calif. a FET company of roughly 40 U.S. Marines who came from various military occupational backgrounds, according to a press release from RCSW public affairs. The main goal of this experiment is for the FETs to interact with Afghan civilians, specifically the women, because Afghan culture does not allow male marines to interact with them. These FETs support battalions of all-male marines and are split into two to three female marines assigned to 16 different outposts across Helmand. Early Friday morning, after a 20hour flight, this first round of FETs returned home from Afghanistan to anxious family members. Parents shared their stories. “She would tell me, thank you mom for sending me this scripture because we had an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) blow up and my girls didn’t get hurt but we read this right before we went,” said Johanna Carrillo, mother of Sgt. Vanessa Jones. “And we felt just like God took care of us.” Carrillo explained how it is to have a child in the military. “It’s bittersweet because you have so much pride, to me it’s very honorable,” Carrillo said. “But then you just want them home and safe.” Jeannine Naslund, mother of 27-year-old Capt. Emily Naslund, the team’s executive officer, had clippings of writings Capt. Naslund had written on the front line to share with fellow parents. “I’m a flight attendant and I’ll get this question at least once a week. ‘Does she think she’s doing any good over there?’ and I’m like, ‘excuse me, do you think you’re doing any good over here?’” Jeaninne said. “First of all, it’s not her job at that level to decide if it’s a good war or a bad war.” Jeaninne explained the work her daughter had been doing in the seven months overseas. “I know this one Afghan man said that, ‘when your men come, we know they come for war. But when your women come, we know they come for peace,’” Jeannine said. Jill Mannion, another FET mother, teared up when asked how she felt now that her daughter was returning home. Jill and Joe Mannion’s daughter, Lance Cpl. Kathryn Mannion, 24, is engaged to a fellow marine, Danny Campbell. For the duration of this deployment, Jill kept her daughter’s engagement ring safe, wearing it until her return. After waiting for hours, the time came to welcome their marines home. But before they were able to, the FETs filed into formation and Capt. Naslund spoke to the parents, preparing them and sharing with them their daughters’ experiences for the past months. “The women in which you are attempting to engage with are very, very closed off... the whole concept of this program is revolved around the fact that they are inaccessible to male marines who are generally operating these dangerous areas,” Capt. Naslund said. “In the past seven months we were able to go on over 600 patrols and to engage with over 3,000 women.” Family members of the FETs listened intently, waiting for their daughters to be dismissed. Capt. Naslund said her marines treated multiple civilians. The marines aided those with gun shot wounds and helped deliver a baby. “These things are going to change the Afghan women’s lives for history...



Monday ASI Scholarships Deadline: TSU 207, 5 p.m. Earthquake Simulation: E-12, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Pakistani Awareness Week begins: TSU, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday Billiards Tournament: Titan Bowl and Billiards, 4 p.m. Vendor Day/Pet Safety: Titan Walk, throughout the day Mehregan - Iranian Fall Festival: Central Quad, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Big Man on Campus Yogurt Eating Contest: Titan Walk, 12 p.m. WoMen’s Center Workshop: UH 205, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday iDive Movie: SRC Pool Deck, 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. SERGEANT HEIDI AGOSTINI / U.S. Marine Corps The female engagement team with 3rd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, enjoy a meal prepared by members of the Afghan National Civil Order Police on Jul. 12.

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they will remember the female marines, they will remember Americans,” Capt. Naslund said. “Not to mention on a larger picture people will know now that female marines can hang!” To that, shouts of approval thundered from the parents. And after closing remarks, Capt. Naslund shouted, “Fall out!” With that, the marines sprinted into the arms of their families. Capt. Naslund answered questions about her personal experiences during deployment one on one with the Daily Titan. Being in charge of the FETs these past months gave Capt. Naslund a new perspective on her career and the world, specifically the Pashtu culture, which follows traditional rules, who live under difficult conditions and practice the use of the Pashtu langu=age. Capt. Naslund came to realize that there are more opportunities in her career and that female marines can be out there on patrol and do what male marines can. “I don’t think there has been or will be another experience like it for most of the girls. I think their day jobs are going to seem pretty boring after this,” Capt. Naslund said. “I mean, in counter insurgency there is really no front lines but they were out there.” Counter insurgency, or COIN, is an attempt to step away from the fighting, to work with the people instead of fighting the Taliban, as explained by Lance Cpl. Kathryn Mannion. When asked what the FETs provided their male counterparts that wasn’t originally available to them, Capt. Naslund said access to Afghan women. “So the biggest thing is influence. So in a counter insurgency the enemy hides amongst the people,” Capt. Naslund said. “You need their (the locals) support in order to win, otherwise you will never know who the enemy is until they start shooting at you. It’s not a war of attrition, it never will be.” Capt. Naslund responded with directness when asked if she ever had to use her weapon. “Me personally, no. My marines, yes,” Capt. Naslund said. “But it’s war, it happens.” Marines had various opinions on their experiences as FETs. “It probably sounds cliché, but I definitely appreciate the rights we

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have as women a lot more,” Lance Cpl. Mannion said. “The area that we were in was very traditional. A lot of time just getting through the males of the compound to the women was frustrating.” Sgt. Guadalupe Rodriquez described her deployment as humbling and eye-opening. “We got to see a part of Afghanistan that not only females, but some male marines, never get to see,” Sgt. Rodriquez said. Regarding the male marines reaction to their presence on patrol, all the marines were similar in their responses. The males weren’t the friendliest at the start, they were initially skeptical, but by the end the FETs were treated like sisters. The future of the FETs is uncertain. One more batch of FETs will take over where Capt. Naslund’s team left off and is being deployed from North Carolina. After that, it remains to be seen whether this experiment will become a recurring operation. If given the option to serve in the FETs again, responses varied. Some said it was a one-time thing while others, such as Capt. Naslund and Sgt. Rodriquez, responded with an overwhelming “yes.”

IAWM Annual Concert: Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

Thursday Table Tennis Tournament: Titan Bowl and Billiards, 4 p.m. Women’s Soccer vs. Cal Poly SLO: Titan Stadium, 7 p.m. Campus-Wide Evacuation Drill: 10:21 a.m. Male Beauty Contest: 7 p.m. Composer’s Forum: Recital Hall, 8 p.m.

Friday ACUI Tryouts: Titan Bowl and Billiards, 12 p.m. Cross Country Titan Invitational, 5 p.m. Schoenfield Cafe Music: Meng Concert Hall, 8 p.m. MARK SAMALA / Photo Editor Sgt. Jessica Cedars (left) and Christian Orecchio, five months, plays with a U.S. Flag as they await the return of the Female Engagement Team from a seven-month tour.

RALLY: STAR POWER ENDORSES CAMPAIGN ... Continued from page 1 “(Clinton) was here 14 years ago at this very site and he helped to put (Sanchez) over the top and he is going to do that this time to increase her victory margin,” Pulido said. “This city is blessed to have her as our representative, please lets give her a warm Santa Ana welcome.” Screams, cheers and whistles erupted with Pulido’s words still lingering and the first sights of Snachez and Clinton were seen. Sanchez encouraged Democrats to get out the vote and took some jabs at her Republican opponent, Van Tran. Van Tran supporters held signs and shouted in opposition to Sanchez’s remarks. “My opponent has cut monies to the community colleges, the Cal State system and the University of California system, but this congress and these Democrats have increased the Pell Grants so people could go to college,” Sanchez said. “More importantly, we

have redone the student loan program so you pay less money as you fulfill and follow your passion.” Rather than taking stabs at the opposition, the resounding theme in Clinton’s speech was that of competing ideas, not competing parties. “Everybody take a deep breath and look around this crowd. Before you give up on America and just think you gotta be mad, look around this crowd,” Clinton said. “You have African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and Arab Americans and a few Welsh-Irish men like me.” Clinton discussed education to appeal to the students in the crowd, explaining that America went from first in the world to ninth in the percentage of adults with four year college degrees. “Even more important by far, for the first time ever in this country’s history every single student who gets a student loan will have the absolute right to pay that loan back as a low fixed percentage of their income,”

Clinton said. “Even if it takes 20 years, you can never charge them more than 10 percent a year.” Clinton ended his remarks with overwhelming support of Sanchez. “If you are now in school or think you want to go, you don’t have a choice but to vote for Loretta,” Clinton said.

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October 18, 2010

‘Just say no’ is outdated The D.A.R.E. program isn’t effective KRYSTLE UY Staff Writer

As college students, we’ve all been exposed to drugs and alcohol. Whether it’s at a party, a concert, a friend’s house, etc. it’s everywhere and easily accessible. Knowing what we know now about drugs and alcohol, what would we tell our 10-year-old selves when we were in the D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program? Well, we’d tell ourselves the program was a crock. In fact, many studies attest to D.A.R.E. being ineffective in deterring students from using drugs and alcohol. There were no significant differences in drug use between students who enrolled in the D.A.R.E. program and those who weren’t according to 1998 six-year study conducted by Dennis Rosenbaum of the University of Illinois. D.A.R.E. is used in 75 percent of U.S. school districts and in more than 43 countries. Many legislators and President Obama support D.A.R.E. and believe it to be a successful intervention for kids as well as strengthening relationships between children, police officers, parents and the community. Sure it sounds like a great plan and might work for an impressionable fifth grader. But would that kid really remember anything he learned in the program two years later? No. If anything, I think kids learning about drug use at such a young age would only ignite curiosity. Before D.A.R.E., I didn’t know what drugs were. I just knew that they were bad,

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but no one told me why. I wasn’t educated about the consequences of alcohol and drugs including the danger to my health, relationships and general well-being. I would have rather been presented with the facts about drugs and alcohol - what they do, an understanding of why people use substances, and the possible consequences. At least

then, I would have felt like I had all the information and that the choice was mine instead of the government’s. Furthermore, I don’t think stirring kids into a moral panic about how “drugs are everywhere” would really prevent drug use. Growing up, kids are worried about fitting in and if they think that drugs are everywhere, they

might think that everyone is doing drugs. D.A.R.E. has revamped its program, calling it “keepin’ it REAL,” (nice try on being hip with the kids). This new program encourages kids to avoid situations in which drugs or alcohol use is involved, refuse offers, and explain why they’re declining. Yeah, like every situation is just that easy, especially to teens longing to be accepted. While D.A.R.E. has made changes like “keepin’ it REAL,” between 20002009, drug use has not changed significantly from the original program, according to Any change to the program costs more money to enact. It is estimated that the cost of D.A.R.E. is $1-1.3 billion as reported by The time that’s wasted from D.A.R.E. is taking away from students learning about English and math, which isn’t helping graduation rates. For such a high investment in a program that’s empirically proven to not work, why are we wasting our efforts? Moreover, a 2009 study conducted by the University of Akron found that four years after D.A.R.E. 31 percent of graduates and non-graduates used marijuana. Voting on Prop. 19, is just around the corner. It’s ironic that D.A.R.E. originated in Los Angeles in 1983, yet here we are in 2010 proposing the legalization of marijuana. I think more than ever we need a program that addresses the failures of D.A.R.E. and improves upon them so that kids can make well informed decisions, especially if Prop. 19 passes. Nowadays, I don’t see a lot of D.A.R.E. stickers and I see the shirts in thrift stores. Its relevance is fading and its message is ridiculous and unrealistic. Let’s face it, the modern teen has more options than “just saying no.”

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Health Midterms – a recipe for success!

NICOLE FELTON Daily Titan Columnist

Cramming for midterms – we all do it. We stay up all night trying to memorize the last six weeks worth of information that was taught to us. While forcing tons of useless, I mean extremely important information, we forget about the health of our mind and body. Here are a few tips that will help you get the grade you deserve. How can you expect your brain to work at its optimum ability when you are scarfing down a slice of greasy pizza, a bag of chips and an energy drink every 30 minutes? This might come as a shock to some of you but eating junk foods and downing energy drinks will make you even drowsier and not allow your brain to retain all the information needed for the midterm. Instead of eating a slice of pizza, eat a piece of fish. Fish is the ultimate brain power food. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are essential for brain power. If fish is not your favorite, have whole wheat pasta packed with vegetables. Whole grains and whole wheat foods nourish the brain as well. I will admit I tend to stay up late before exams studying, and telling you I stay up with out any help would be a lie, and hippies don’t lie. Although I will tell you to stay away from energy drinks they are packed

with calories and sugar. One energy drink can contain as much as 150 calories per 12–ounce can. Either a cup of coffee or a cup of green tea would be the healthier choice. Although keep in mind moderation is important, too much caffeine is not good for our body. When you over eat or have a meal high in fat, blood is diverted from its normal circulation into the stomach to help with digestion. A decrease in the amount of blood that circulates in your brain will in turn decrease brain functioning. The loss of blood in the brain leads to that drowsy sleepy feeling. For those of you who just say screw the food and starve yourselves while you bury your head into that $80 textbook are not helping your brain either. Not eating at all deprives your brain of all nutrients it needs to function. Besides getting a good night’s sleep and not binging on junk food, the best way to enhance short-term memory and attention span is to simply eat breakfast. You’ve heard it before and I will tell you again. Just do it. It has been proven that students who eat a healthy breakfast do better on an exam than students who didn’t eat breakfast at all. It takes five minutes of your morning but can earn you five more points on your exam. A healthy breakfast would contain both fiber and protein. Fiber is found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Protein can come from foods such as low-fat meats, eggs, beans or dairy. An example of a healthy breakfast can be as simple as a hard-boiled egg, an orange, and a bowl of whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk. Eat a healthy diet while studying, get the amount of rest needed, eat breakfast – and wait for it, wait for it – your brain will function at a much higher level allowing you to ace that midterm. Peace, Love and Recycle!


October 18, 2010


JANELLE CONNER / Staff Photographer Sigma Phi Epsilon brother, Marco Moreno cringes as the razor trims the first section from his full head of hair. Moreno was one of the 80 fraternity members who raised awareness as well as over $7,000 for research to cure childrens’ cancer.

SHAVE: FRATERNITY GOES BALD FOR CHILDRENS’ CANCER ... Continued from page 1 “We were ambitious, but since it’s our first year, our initial goal was to raise $3000,” said Nick O’Dell, president of SigEP. Sean Cheuvront raised the most in the fraternity donating a little over $900. “I basically tried to ask as many people possible,” Cheuvront said. “I’ve been trying to get as much as I can everyday; I even took as little as a dollar from people, and it just added up.” With the SigEP members bringing in donations by the hundreds with their friends and family’s support, they managed to make over $7,000 by the end of the afternoon. “This is our first year holding Shave a SigEP, and I’m astonished,” O’Dell said. SigEP is donating all of their proceeds to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which raises awareness and funds to cure childrens’ cancer by supporting research and fellowships. The hair from the SigEP members will be also be donated to an organization called Matter of Trust.

This foundation takes the donated hair and uses it as an environmentally friendly absorbent mat that will be a clean-up tool for the British Petroleum Oil Spill. What can SigEP not do? They clearly don’t follow the stereotypical college fraternity. “I know a lot of times people are turned away from fraternities and don’t understand what we are actually about,” O’Dell said. He explained that SigEP preaches a Balanced Man Program, a program that emphasizes on service learning, brotherhood, goal setting and experiential learning through personal development challenges that align within their years of college. “This is what people don’t know about sororities and fraternities,” said sophomore Brittney Foglia. “They always have events like this that donate money to (philanthropic causes).” For SigEP’s first annual care week, they’ve managed to help organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, the American Red Cross and AIDS Walk. “We’re shaving our heads for the

cancer awareness factor,” O’Dell said. “But this (event) has made us tighter as brothers.”


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JANELLE CONNER / Staff Photographer Two Sigma Phi Epsilon brothers joined hands before the crowd in support of each other and for the fight against cancer.

Film fiends flock to Anaheim festival JOSEPH SZILAGYI Staff Writer

People flocked to Orange County to get a taste of what the world of cinema has to offer. The firstever Anaheim International Film Festival took place last weekend, playing shorts and feature films from 30 different countries. The festival played 127 films at the Garden Walk by Disneyland from an array of genres; comedy to

horror and documentary to animation. There were 10 categories that the collection of films were separated into to compete for top honors at the festival. Robert Mai, the director of the short animation film Recycle, competed in the One Minute Film Challenge against many other short film directors. Mai was proud of his production and the hard work he put into completing the short film. “It’s a lot of work but the results are satisfying,” said Mai, who cre-

ALAYNA DURAN / Staff Photographer An actor from the film “Butterfly Circus” entertained the audience at this year’s festival.

ated the film in a class he took at Corona Del Mar High School. “(Working with animation) will make you go crazy after a while... but it’s also a little easier to work with if you’re not as good at drawing. When you’re finally finished with the film it’s a huge sigh of relief,” Mai said. The festival kicked off last Wednesday with a red-carpet event where actors, directors and producers, dressed in extravagant dresses and suits, were introduced to the crowd. Alexander van Hofmann, director of the short horror film Tinglewood talked about how his horror film was not all about blood and guts and had a deeper message. “It’s a story of brother and sister love and overcoming the obstacles in order to get to what really matters,” said Hofmann, who shot the film in Southwest Australia. Nathan Coenen, the lead actor of Tinglewood said that he stayed in character even when the film was not being shot so that when it was time to film again he would be ready. “(Getting into character) was a very emotional thing, in fact I made sure that night when I was doing it that I stayed emotional and crying the entire time,” Coenen said. “When you live something like that, something so deep, that’s why I do this, that’s why I’m in this business … it’s for those really genuine authentic moments.” Director Hofmann joked that he had some concerns about his lead actor. “I was just starting to get really worried about his health,” said Hofmann, as he and Coenen shared a laugh.

Among those in the crowd was CSUF junior Mike Nauta. Nauta, who is a radio-TV-film major and is knowledgeable of the intricacies of cinema, said he would analyze the films using the tools that he has learned in the classroom. “I’m always looking for mistakes, little touches that could’ve been done better like lighting or camera angles, stuff that’s out of order … it’s a little laugh for me saying ‘Oh good I caught that,’” Nauta said. “I’ll critique it for myself and other people and tell them whether or not it’s a film that they should see or, if not, just tell them the highlights.” The festival ended Sunday with an award ceremony and after-party at the Garden Walk.


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8 Men’s soccer escapes Hope

Women’s soccer home front battle



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Playing a non-Division I opponent should be an easy win, but the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team like to make things difficult. Controlling possession and tempo almost the entire game, CSUF beat Hope International 1-0 on a late goal by junior midfielder Kevin Venegas. The first half was all CSUF from the kickoff. The Titans (5-6-2, 3-2) had multiple chances in the period but Hope had an outstanding goalkeeper in their junior Tyler Golden. He stopped all six shots on frame. The Titans knew Hope would be ready for them. Small schools relish the chance to play Div. I opponents, and this was Hope’s only Div. I game for the year. “We knew they were going to pack all their players in the 18 and try to tie us. We knew it would be a good game, coach told us all week to be ready for that. They didn’t even try to attack really, we knew what they were going to try to do,” Venegas said. The second half was more of the same from CSUF. The only thing missing for the Titans was the goal, but they attempted another nine shots, two of which were on net and saved by Golden. With 11 minutes left in the game, Fullerton had a free kick from 30 yards out. Venegas hit a beautiful line drive that hit a Hope defender and went into the back of the net. Redshirt sophomore midfielder Jesse Escalante also knew this would be a tough match. “Our mentality was to play it like a league game. All they really wanted was a tie,” Jesse Escalante said. His little brother, freshmen defender Bryan Escalante agreed. “We had to play this one like it was (UC Santa Barbara). If we continue to play like we did tonight and play up to our ability, there’s no reason we can’t keep getting these results,” Bryan Escalante said. The Titans next play UC Riverside Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Titan Stadium.

With the stadium lights turned up, the Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team felt a sense of comfort and familiarity as they went on to beat the Highlanders of UC Riverside with a final score of 2-1, Oct. 14, the first Big West Conference home game the Titans played this season. Breaking through the Highlander’s defense, the Titans were able to give sophomore goalkeeper Jessica Change a break, keeping the ball on the offensive side of the field. The Titans played hard defense in the first half, allowing the Highlanders to make one goal attempt, compared to seven by the Titans. “I’m so proud to win and come off of this and to be 2-1 in conference it feels amazing,” said junior midfielder Casey Volk. Titan Head Coach Demian Brown said the team has been able to stay consistent and that has helped them come out victorious. “Any win is good,” Brown said. “It felt good to be able to come home off the road and have so much excitement in the game, it was great.” On Sunday, the Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team took on long time rivals Long Beach State but were unable to take home the victory. LBSU came out with the win, having a final score of 5-2. They were able to come out with the first goal when a pass from junior defender Nicole Hubbard bounced off senior midfielder Lindsay Bullock’s header. The Titans were able to answer back in the 19th minute when redshirt senior Geminesse Martinez took a left side penalty kick that went in to the goal. Early in the second half LBSU built up the gap, scoring another goal from Hubbard during the 52nd minute of the game. Another penalty kick from Bullock put the score at 4-1. Although trailing behind, the Titans did not let up defensively and had a tough fight until the end. With 51 seconds remaining on the clock, freshman midfielder Lauren Mellano made the Titans’ second goal of the night ending the game at 5-2. Freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Maricic was disappointed in the loss. “The team did not do as well as we should have,” Maricic said. “There needed to be more heart in understanding what the seniors wanted to accomplish (in) this game.” The Titans will use this game to build from as they prepare to take on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Thursday, 7 p.m. at Titan Stadium.

JC VERA / For the Daily Titan Titan sophomore forward Jacob Daniel sends the puck right over Utah sophomore goalkeeper Andy Hill for the go-ahead goal Saturday night, as the Titans skate off with two wins.

Titan hockey freezes Utes MICHELLEE COOPER Staff Writer

Hosting club sports night, the Cal State Fullerton Titan ice hockey club took the victory of the night in a 4-2 win over the Utah Utes in their second night matchup Oct. 17 at the KHS Ice Arena. The Titans, playing Utah in backto-back nights, came out on the ice with confidence and aggression, after coming off a 6-4 win over the Utes in game one. Junior goalkeeper Alex “MillSauce” Miller made some big saves tonight that kept the Utes scoring to a minimum. The first goal came from senior forward Chris Houlihan after he made a steal, took the puck and sent it to the net in the 14th minute of

the first period. During this play, the Utes had three men in the penalty box, leaving the perfect opportunity for the Titans to take the lead on the ice. The Titans ended the first period with a score 1-0. Titan junior forward Elan Dunaev made the second score of the night, with the assists going to sophomore forward Jacob Daniel and sophomore defender Payne Sauer, 53 seconds in the period. With 5:40 on the clock, the Utes answered back with their first goal of the night by sophomore forward Beau Bertagnolli. The Utes were once again able to penetrate the CSUF defense and tied it 2-2. After the back-to-back goals for the Utes, the Titans had to collect themselves and focus on the rest of the game. “We had to calm down and forget about it,” Miller said. In order

for Miller to accomplish this task, he said he had to stay confident in himself and his team. The Titans had a two-man advantage and were able to capitalize. Daniel, with an assist from junior forward Anthony Webb, put the game at a 3-2 lead over the Utes. Headed in to the third period, Dunaev made his second goal of the night leading the Titans to a victory of 4-2 over the Utes from Utah. “Our goalie (Miller) played solid and when we had our players fiveon-three, we were able to make our

move,” Daniel said. “That was definitely one of the better moments of the game.” Sophomore defender Payne Sauer said the team played really well. “This win is a building block for the next games to come,” Sauer said. “We were able to put the pressure on early in the game and came out with the win.” The Titans will take this winning weekend as a confidence booster to prepare them for Saturday at Loyola Marymount University at the Bay Harbor Ice Arena at 10 p.m.

MARK SAMALA / Photo Editor Titans’ Payne Sauer (left) and Shane Galaviz hold back from brawling with the Utes.


LIANA MUNOZ / For the Daily Titan Senior middle blocker Erin Saddler (23), spikes the ball through two Matador defenders. Saddler earned 17 kills for the win.

... Continued from page 1 Sophomore outside hitter Kayla Neto also contributed to the Titans win by racking up 11 kills while hitting .391 on the night. “I think we’re a lot more comfortable at home. We’re a good home team and we come out strong. We’re working really hard at practice all week and every time we win we feel good,” Neto said. Junior right side hitter Jennifer Edmond led all players with four block assists while Neto got her hands on three blocks including one solo block. Contact Us at

Junior setter Andrea Ragan, who is the Big West’s leading setter, had her hand in 41 of the Titans’ 44 assists, while senior libero Cami Croteau led all players with 19 digs. Senior setter Genie Francisco also helped out by getting 10 digs of her own, which contributed to the team total of 58 digs. With all of CSUF’s success as of late, one might think that the success would go to their head but according to Titans Assistant Coach Vinh Nguyen, the coaching staff takes time out of each practice to remind the team to stay humble.

The Titans take one game at a time and don’t put more importance on any one game over another. “There is tremendous humility on this team. The number one criteria that (the team) wanted to develop, coming into the season, was accountability. They wanted to be accountable to themselves and to each other and (remember that) not one person is better than the other,” Nguyen said. CSUF returns to Titan Gym to face rival Long Beach State Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. for revenge after suffering their first conference loss to the 49ers.

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