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Students voice concerns Transparency and representation were the main complaints JONATHAN WINSLOW Daily Titan
Students crowded the first and only open meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President in the Titan Student Union Friday to voice their dissatisfaction with the lack of student involvement in the CSU presidential selection process. This first meeting is the only one that will be held publicly due to a confidentiality policy, said the committee. At the start of the meeting, the committee outlined what each member is looking for in a candidate to replace Cal State Fullerton President Milton Gordon, who recently announced he will be retiring. A good candidate would be “someone who will support students and faculty in their search for truth,” said Diana Guerin, professor of child and adolescent studies, and one of many committee members to voice their thoughts on the search. The committee then opened the floor to the students and faculty who filled the pavilion. A number of students expressed grievances they had with the presidential selection process. Of all the comments the committee received, the two that continued to be echoed by CSUF students were concerns regarding the transparency
He was one of four Occupy OC protesters arrested Saturday CAMYRON LEE Daily Titan
WILLIAM CAMARGO / Daily Titan Chancellor Charles B. Reed, center, maintained that the selection process must be confidential in order to protect candidates’ careers. Many students feel as though the process should be more open.
of the process and student representation on the committee. There are 10 members on the committee, including one student representative: Eric Niu, president of As-
sociated Students Inc. “We want a president that is willing to listen to students’ voices,” said Niu. The ASI Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution Oct. 4 re-
questing more student representation on the Advisory Committee to the Trustees Committee for the Selection of the President at one of their weekly Tuesday meetings. More than 1,000
students signed the resolution in support of it. See MEETING, page 3
Tough soccer loss seven minutes into the match. Positioned on the left side of the box, the ball found its way to Farran who made a magical shot. Her shot crawled in on goal and dribbled off the left post and over the line to the shock of everyone in Titan Stadium. The Matadors’ Melissa CLARK PAGADUAN Fernandez and Brielle Slepicoff assisted on the Daily Titan goal. That would be the only goal in the game. It was a night of frustration for the Cal The Matadors’ stingy State Fullerton women’s and physical defense limsoccer team as the Cal State ited the Titans’ offense to Northridge Matadors deIt’s another tough a few opportunities. The feated the Titans 1-0 in a loss. We didn’t finish Titans’ best opportunity crucial conference game at came with 31 minutes to Titan Stadium. The loss opportunites. We weren’t in the second half dropped the Titans’ overall strong enough. They were a play when redshirt sophomore record to 7-8-2 and 1-4-0 very physical team... Kishi Smith, who found in conference play. herself free on the left side, Coming off a victory had her shot pushed away against Bakersfield, the Caitlin Mellano and corralled by Matador Titans were looking to Senior Captain junior goalkeeper Cynthia improve their position in Jacobo, who jumped for the Big West Conference standings, but the surging Matadors proved to the fingertip save. Senior captain Caitlin Mellano felt the Tibe a foil in their plans. The loss severely hurts the Titans’ chances of making it into the Big tans executed their game plan but just couldn’t finish. West Conference tournament. The heartbreak began early for the Titans as the Matadors’ leading scorer, Heidi Farran, See WO. SOCCER, page 6 scored her seventh goal of the season just over
Women’s soccer loses to CSUN, needs to play catchup in Big West conference
CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan Senior midfielder Caitlin Mellano plays the ball during the game Thursday against Cal State Northridge. The Titans fell to the Matadors 1-0 in a loss which drops the Titans to 1-4 in the Big West.
Skulls, flowers, food: Dia de Los Muertos DANIELLE EVANS Daily Titan
Boldly colored flowers in bright reds and deep blues are scattered everywhere. Images of skulls and skeletons along with candles decorate the elaborate altars in homes and communities. People with faces painted white wearing wreaths of flowers dance to upbeat music as ethnic food is being served; people look happy and celebrate, but are solemn at the same time. This is the annual Mexican celebration, Dia de Los Muertos, held every Nov. 1 and 2 in connection with the Catholic holiday, “All Saints Day.” “Day of the Dead is a mixture of both indigenous Mexican tradition in looking at death as a part of life, and the blending of European Catholicism,” said Professor Alexandro José Gradilla, chair of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Department. Not to be mistaken as the “Mexican
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Halloween,” this Mexican national holiday is a day of remembrance of lost loved ones and focuses on family and friends gathering to pray for those who have died. Scholars trace the origins of this modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called “Mictecacihuatl.” Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars, or sacred spaces, in homes and communities which can be filled with pictures of the loved one who has passed, mementos, flowers, candles and offerings of traditional foods, along with foods and beverages the deceased may have liked. Traditions include visiting graves while offering sugar skulls and marigolds. The sugar skulls, made with the names of the deceased person on the forehead, are eaten by a relative or friend. “I think it’s amazing to see how
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much love and time is put into building an altar for a loved one that has passed,” said Andrea Rubio, 22, a child and adolescent studies major. “I have witnessed the actual Dia de Los Muertos day on Nov. 2; it’s so much fun to see people go to the graves of the loved ones and have lunch with that person that passed. It definitely is not a day full of sorrow, it’s a day to celebrate the life that was lived by the individual.” People don wooden skull masks, called “Calacas,” which symbolize death and rebirth. The skulls are used to honor the dead whom Aztecs and other Meso-American civilizations believe come back to visit during the ritual. “It is a celebration of honoring those who have passed, rather than being full of sorrow. (It’s about) honoring your legacy,” said Patricia Perez, professor of Chicana and Chicano studies at Cal State Fullerton. Perez, who says she usually cel-
ebrates the holiday, dedicated her last altar to the women who died due to femicide on the Mexican border. “Some (altars) can get very elaborate; it is a place to honor,” Perez said. According to Gradilla, what is interesting about the Day of the Dead is how long it has persisted. Indigenous groups in Mexico and Central America, as well as Mexican-Americans in the United States, have been celebrating this traditional holiday for 500 years, and the event has made an even stronger comeback in the last 20 years. Many American communities with Mexican residents celebrate Day of the Dead in similar fashions to those celebrations held in Mexico. CSUF is holding its own Day of the Dead celebration Nov. 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Humanities Quad, hosted by the Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance. Students can contribute to and view their altar, enjoy vendors and food trucks, face painting, storytelling, loteria playing and more.
Four “Occupy OC” protesters were arrested Saturday night by Santa Ana police for a violation of a municipal code that prohibits “camping” on city property. Of the four arrested, one was Cal State Fullerton student Sam Aresheh, a public relations major. According to Aresheh, a few of the protesters began pitching tents around 9:30 p.m. when they realized sleeping bags were not going to be enough for shelter. By the time the third tent went up, police gave the warning to take them down. All but four protesters disregarded the warning. As a result, Aresheh, Anthony Velloza, Timothy Craven and Shay Palmer were arrested and taken to Santa Ana jail. Seventeen protesters moved to the steps of the jailhouse to support their fellow occupiers until their release. According to Aresheh, while detained they were repeatedly asked by officers from the Santa Ana Police Department why their resolve was so strong. “We explained the demands of Occupy Wall Street very thoroughly to them, none of us regret what we did, and we all feel like we definitely accomplished something,” said Aresheh, who is also one of the organizers of Occupy OC. Standing in Solidarity with Occupy Wall Street, a group of about 60 people representing the “Occupy OC” movement, gathered in the Civic Center plaza in downtown Santa Ana this weekend. “We are trying to create awareness and have a peaceful assembly. We’re not from the left, we’re not from the right, we’re from the bottom and we’re coming to the top with a message, we need equality and fair taxes,” said Alicia Rojas, a local Santa Ana artist who took part in the Occupy OC protest. Inspired by the widespread impact the New York movement has had, the Occupy Orange County movement in Santa Ana also planned for a long-term occupation of the space around the Civic Center at the Ronald Reagan Federal Building. See OCCUPY, page 2
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At 10:20 a.m. Thursday morning, students were told to drop, cover and hold. This may have only been a drill, but the Great ShakeOut at Cal State Fullerton was made to prepare students for the next big earthquake.
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Students take cover Cal State Fullerton participated in a statewide earthquake drill
ALVIN KIM / Daily Titan All students and faculty were instructed to drop, cover and hold Thursday at 10:20 a.m. The Great California ShakeOut included 8.6 million individuals in California.
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“I think there’s a lot of awareness, but resistance to actually participate. People tend to not take this seriously,” she said. “When you listen to the geologists and statistics, we are due for an earthquake. CANDACE RIVERA But we really don’t know when.” Daily Titan Fisher said she would like to increase the number of evacuations per year, to get Cal State Fullerton dropped, took covincoming students used to the concept er and held on as it participated in the and become more aware of the precaution Great California ShakeOut Thursday at needed. 10:20 a.m. “We have been learning to drop According to the Southern CalI’ve felt a few earthquakes, but I and cover since elementary school. ifornia Earthquake Center webhaven’t felt a large one. They are It’s hard to create a sense of a real site, California has a 99.7 percent earthquake,” said Kyle Mumford, chance of having a magnitude 6.7 probably trying to prepare us for the big one. I 24, a radio-TV-film major. or larger earthquake in the next 30 don’t know if it is helping so much. While he was waiting for the years. Kyle Mumford drill to be over, he noticed a womSouthern California is 37 perRadio-TV-Film Major an in character with fake blood on cent more likely to have an earthher arms, claiming she had fallen quake compared to Northern California, which is 15 percent likely. This “We are due for one. With all the natu- down during the quake. ral disasters happening lately … it’s going “I’ve felt a few earthquakes, but I haven’t drill was held to prepare students for a to hit us,” she said. felt a large one. They are probably trying potentially destructive quake. Gonzalez was in the Kinesiology Buildto prepare us for the big one. I don’t know An announcement ordered students to ing when the drill started. if it is helping so much,” Mumford said. drop, cover and hold. The announcement However, due to a faulty alarm and lack At 10:45 a.m. the last announcement lasted approximately five minutes, then of cell phone reception, she did not hear was made, concluding the evacuation students and faculty were instructed to the announcement or receive the mass drill, and informed all students and facevacuate all buildings. ulty they were allowed to re-enter the text message with detailed instructions. “Building marshals” with bright vests buildings. She admitted she is not ready for a large instructed students to stay at least 50 feet According to ShakeOut.org, 8.6 milaway from all structures, to insinuate the earthquake to hit. lion individuals residing in California CSUF emergency manager coordinator buildings would not be structurally sound participated in the Great California and the exercise coordinator for the drill in an earthquake. ShakeOut. was Sue Fisher. The majority of the student body fol-
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...Continued from page 1 The group had planned for possible civil disobedience should police action be taken to enforce a municipal code that prohibits people from camping, occupying camping faculties or utilizing camping equipment in any street or public space in Santa Ana. The group had met with the Santa Ana police and were aware that plans for permanent occupation could potentially violate the city ordinance, which would result in police action. “We have the momentum to have a long-term assembly. However, the police department is calling it ‘camping.’ We’re not calling it camping. We’re calling it a longterm assembly that may require camping equipment,” Aresheh said. “I’m pretty sure that there are going to be people here who will possibly participate in civil disobedience when they say we can’t sleep here, and we are going to sleep here.” The protesters were given a permit for the sound system and tables and to occupy the area until 8 p.m. Saturday evening. Earlier in the day Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, public information officer for the Santa Ana Police Department, explained that should the protesters choose to vio-
OLIVIA NAPOLI / For the Daily Titan Four protesters were arrested Saturday after receiving a warning from Santa Ana police officers. The group was aware that staying on city property overnight could result in police action.
late the municipal code, it would be just like any other day. Those who resist, he said, would be ticketed and possibly arrested. According to Bertagna, the four protesters who were positioned on city property were warned by police and given 15 minutes to vacate the area. When they refused they were arrested. The four were charged with a misdemeanor offense, given a court date and released at 4 a.m. Sunday. Bertagna warned that more ar-
rests will be made should protesters choose to camp in the days to come. Velloza, an Iraq veteran, was one of the four arrested and released. Before his arrest and any other police action had occurred, Velloza insisted that should the police choose to take action, it would only serve to bring more attention to the movement. “We feel our political process has been done away with, so the last resort we have is to protest,” said Velloza. “All the rights we enjoy started out from mass revolutions–all the mass revolutions started as peaceful protesting. Hopefully changes can be made with just us protesting, but historically speaking it’s not going to happen, it’s going to escalate.” Occupy OC started Saturday at noon with a protest through the streets of Santa Ana. Many of the protesters were there to show support during the day, but divided on their decision to stay overnight. Some expressed they were scared of being arrested or confronted by police. Regardless of the length of time they were willing to lend to the movement, each person recognized the need and importance of a peaceful protest.
Last week an email was sent to Cal State Fullerton students informing them that their legal rights may be affected by a pending classaction lawsuit. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of CSU students against the CSU Board of Trustees, in Keller v. the Board of Trustees of CSU. Students at 19 CSU campuses, including CSUF, are being represented by the lawsuit, as well as students who were in one of the graduate business programs at any CSU campus in fall 2009. The lawsuit is alleging that the board breached its contracts with students about the student fee costs required for the fall 2009 term, violating the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The plaintiffs seek a refund for the increased state university fee or non-resident tuition and the graduate business professional fee for the fall 2009 term. Brief by Camyron Lee
Gadhafi is Dead
Last week the 42-year reign of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi ended when he was killed by revolutionaries in the Libyan city of Surt. Gadhafi, 69, reportedly died after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head. A graphic cell-phone video captured the leader covered in blood, while in the background revolutionaries shouted “God is great.” The North African leader was overthrown in August after a sixmonth long struggle between Libyan revolutionaries and the dictator’s regime. The uprising against Gadhafi began in February with the start of what is being called “the Arab Spring,” which is a movement against several regimes in the Middle East, including Egypt, Tunisia and Syria. Brief by Camyron Lee
Stamp Prices to Increase
The United States Postal Service announced Tuesday the price of a first-class stamp will increase to 45 cents next year, a 1 cent increase. The increase will go into effect by Jan. 22. More changes are on their way at the Postal Service, with the postcard postage 3 cent increase to 32 cents, letters to Canada and Mexico will spike up 5 cents to 85 cents and letters to other international destinations will increase with a 7 cent markup to $1.05. The increase is expected to generate more revenue to help the current USPS financial crisis. USPS suffered a 20 percent decline in the four-year period through fiscal year 2010, resulting in net losses of over $20 billion. Postal workers may also have to endure drastic changes to their benefits as well. Many postal workers could lose their jobs. Brief by Maribel Castañeda
October 24, 2011
PASA games come to CSUF
Annual Friendship Games attract regional members MIKARI KUGA & YURIKO OKANO Daily Titan
About 7,000 people from 42 different schools attended the Cal State Fullerton Pilipino American Student Association’s 26th annual PASA Friendship Games Saturday. The Friendship Games is the largest FilipinoAmerican student event in the nation. Walter Aguinaldo, a member of PASA at CSUF, said everybody was doing their best to get the famous eight-foot trophy. Students from the University of Nevada Reno were the first to arrive at CSUF at 7 a.m. The event started with picnic games that every school competed in for first, second or third place. Participants wore T-shirts that represented their schools. For the first time, the Friendship Games had a cultural performance. Christine Doronio, a Filipino dancer from Mount St. Mary’s College, demonstrated a traditional Filipino dance at the center stage. She has been dancing for about five years, and she practiced two weeks for this performance. “It’s very different because we usually do modern dancing, so we are the first cultural
dance (to) actually participate here,” said Doronio. Other dance groups’ performances were hiphop or modern dance. By performing Filipino traditional dance, she felt proud of herself as a Filipino. “(I am proud of) just everything about being Filipino, the culture or how we are raised and everything that I learned from my life,” she said. Every year there are vendors that support this event. Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M) has been participating in this event. Rachelle Devera, an officer of A3M, said Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches participates in Friendship Games every year because it is Filipino based. “We are nonprofit organization and wanted to reach out to the Filipino community and gain more people to donate and to be registered to be a part of the bone marrow registry,” she said. This annual Filipino-American event is not only for Filipino-Americans. All people who are interested in Filipino culture were welcomed. Sarah McClellan, a non-Filipino member of PASA, said she joined the organization “because their culture is really interesting to me, so I decided to get involved, and this is one of the biggest events that happens at Cal State Fullerton, so I wanted to be a part of it.” McClellan said she was drawn to the Filipino culture because of their loving and friendly
ANIBAL ORTIZ / Daily Titan 7,000 students from universities along the West Coast, Arizona and Nevada came together Saturday to celebrate their Filipino-American heritage.
personality. More importantly, “they are always trying their best to make sure that everyone is on good terms and everyone is spreading friendship,” she said. Friendship Games started out smaller than it is today. The first event only consisted of organizations that were close to the CSUF campus. Now the event has expanded to attract thousands of Filipino students from across the state and other states, such as Nevada, Arizona and
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Washington. The event started in 1985 in hopes of bringing together cultural clubs, particularly Filipino clubs, from different college campuses across Southern California. At the event, these clubs share their spirit, pride, unity and friendship. Members said the event’s mission is to promote Filipino awareness through philanthropies and national heritage. Devera said the group will continue to sup-
port this event. “Friendship Games has been around more than 20 years,” she said. “I don’t know actually how long A3M has been a vendor here, but it’s been many years. I really enjoy it. I’ve been to Friendship Games since 2002.” She had been participating in this event since she was a student at Cal State Long Beach. Since then, the event has changed for the better, Devera said.
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Students Navigating Accessibility hosted its first disability-featured event, Disability History Month Awareness, at Cal State Fullerton Thursday. Members of the student organization showed and explained the history of people with disabilities and veterans who came back disabled from war. Members also spoke about the rights these people acquired over time, such as the Americans With Disabilities Act. “Cal State Fullerton received (a) small grant for counselors who want to work with those disabled veterans that are coming back, so those are recent developments that are finally coming through,” said Roberto Cabrera, president of Students Navigating Accessibility. Andy Arias and Sam Ha, representatives from the Dayle McIntosh Center, were invited to speak at the event. The Dayle McIntosh Center is an advocacy organization that works with disabled people. It is also one of SNA’s sponsors. Attendees and members from Students Navigating Accessibility agreed that they have not seen workshops or events that feature disabilities on campus. “They have all the stuff on sexual harassment, but then disabled, it’s very little. There are a lot of disabled people out there. Ten percent of the U.S. population is deaf, but nobody is talking about it,” Cabrera, who is also a marriage and family therapy graduate, said. “This is the first platform for people to come in and pass the information.” At the event, the visitors had a chance to watch the video that was produced by Collen Voronel, vice president of the SNA and marriage and family therapy graduate. The video, which had no audio, shows what deaf-
MIKARI KUGA / Daily Titan SNA president, Roberto Cabrera and Vice president, Colleen Voronel talk about the history of people with disabilities.
ness is like. “Did you notice anything about the slideshow?” Voronel asked visitors. She went on to explain that the video may seem slow for hearing people because they have environmental sounds that fill in the gaps of waiting time. “Like when you are sitting in the
When I am informed I can make a difference for them by making them feel somebody understands and validates and affirms their experience. Chip Royston Anthropology Professor
classroom, all of other students that are hearing or talking, there is noise in the environment. But for some deaf individuals, they might feel isolated in the classroom,” Voronel said. Professor of Anthropology Chip
Royston said this event made him proud of what his former students, Cabrera and Voronel, have done. “When I am informed I can make a difference for them (people with disabilities) by making them feel somebody understands and validates and affirms their experience,” said Royston, who teaches human services and anthropology at CSUF. Michael Stone, an American studies graduate student, learned sign language at junior college in order to communicate well with his deaf friends. By learning and knowing how to sign, it gave him more opportunities to know and meet different people, he said. “Deaf people are not afraid of hearing people, hearing people are afraid of deaf people. I don’t know why. Deaf people are very open–they welcome you,” said Stone. Although there were not many students at the event, Cabrera said they had to start somewhere, and Voronel hopes that the event will be better next year.
PRESIDENT: Students meet with selection committee ...Continued from page 1 However, ASI has not yet received a response to the request. Multiple students expressed concerns to the committee that one student is not enough to represent CSUF’s student body of 36,000. The other comment that continuously surfaced regarded the confidentiality of the selection process. Students commented that the lack of open meetings, combined with a lack of student representation on the committee,
confidentiality of the process enables them to try for the position without putting their current job at risk. Bryan Norton, one of the students who spoke to the committee, walked beyond the gap between the committee members and the
We want a president that is willing to listen to students’ voices. Eric Niu ASI President
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audience as he was speaking, as a way of illustrating the divide he felt between the two groups. Norton said he felt a binary had been created between the administrative positions and students, and he did not want a president who “adheres to that binary.
Compiled from Oct. 13 to Oct. 19 police logs. Courtesy of University Police. This list does not represent all police events that have taken place at CSUF.
Oct. 15 (1:57 a.m.) Disturbance
Oct. 16 (11:12 a.m.) Traffic Stop
Oct. 16 (4:43 p.m.) Traffic Stop
Cantina Lounge - 2736 E. Nutwood Ave. Arrest Made - Nutwood Avenue / 57 Freeway Arrest Made - Melody Lane / W. Chapman Avenue
Oct. 17 (12:29 p.m.) Traffic Stop
Oct. 17 (1:30 p.m.) Grand Theft
Oct. 17 (6:59 p.m.) Petty Theft
Arrest Made - Wilson Avenue / E. Central Avenue University Police Department
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Marches made miracles happen during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Clearly, this constitution was made for the people. However, this economy was not. And as noble and timely as the OWS movement is, the protesters have it all wrong. From their corner-office windows, Wall Street executives can see the by GILBERT GONZALEZ occupation at the park. At shareholder meetings, they feign their support of the spirit of the protest. In private, though, they must be laughing their asses off. Wouldn���t you? Let me explain. If your 16-year-old threw a tantrum because you’re such a terrible Nearly a month has passed since the Occupy Wall Street movement parent, that you run this house like a dictator, always telling your child began in Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. The movement is semi- what to do and when to do it, that you always buy cool things for yourorganized and has spawned clones in many other major metropolises self but never bother to kick down with an iPod or new TV for your kid, across the globe. what would you say? Yet, to this day the exact purpose of the protesters is still unknown. I would tell the brat, “Hey! I make the money in this house and I pay Even more obscure is how these protesters suppose the world might the bills! I work hard to put a roof over your head, food on your plate, achieve their “demands.” clothes on your back and all the nice stuff in your room. If you don’t like The biggest complaint, and the largest volume of signs we see, from it, get a job and move out!” the OWS protesters is that 1 percent of the U.S. population controls the Therein lies the solution. The parent makes the money, so the parent majority of wealth. makes the rules. OWSers claim that by extension, this upNews flash: The income of the 1 percent is most stratum also dominates the country’s Therein lies the solution. The a result of the goods purchased and services political and justice systems. They are the used by the 99 percent. If we were to cripple parent makes the money, so 99 percent and they’ve had enough. But the income of the 1 percent, we could cripple who are these vagabonds taking up resi- the parent makes the rules. News their power. dence in the park? flash: The income of the 1 percent The spirit of the movement is bold, righDepending on your source of news, is a result of the goods purchased representatives of OWS take many forms. teous and American. But rather than beating and services used by the 99 percent. Dirty, radical and ignorant hippies are the drums and blaring horns in a city park, we need favorite character of the more conservative If we were to cripple the income economic steel to wound an economic beast. news outlets, making it easy for viewers of Boycotts, not cardboard signs, will make a of the 1 percent, we could cripple those broadcasts to dismiss the movement as difference. If you feel major corporations are no more than a swell of lazy dissidents wag- their power. making enough profits, start shopping loing class warfare. cally. Every city in America has a community On the other hand, liberal news media of mom and pop shops struggling to compete search for those OWSers who can speak intelligently of the issues at against big business. stake, have or have left jobs on Wall Street and have recently showered Give them a helping hand and shell out the extra bucks it costs to (but not in a park fountain). It seems the identity of the movement cannot be revealed by a random support your neighbor and buy local. Make a run on the banks rather than a run down Wall Street chanting. protester pulled aside for a quick, five-minute sound byte, but only by Write letters to all your friends and family insisting they switch to looking at the protest as a whole. We–I assume you are also one of the 99 percent, otherwise you might a local credit union or community bank, instead of writing letters to not be reading this particular college publication–are exhausted from all members of Congress whose re-election campaigns receive thousands of the economic pessimism lately. dollars in donation checks signed by Wall Street. Our tuitions have been raised (private tuition has risen too, though These small banks should be the ones responsible for reinvesting in not nearly as much as public), our gas is more expensive (necessities like your city, providing loans for those small businesses mentioned above, food and energy are a larger slice of spending on a low income than a buying city bonds to improve roads and issuing mortgages to you and high income, increasing the pain at the pump) and our bosses are downyour neighbors. sizing (entry-level, low-skilled employees without a degree are far more These are the ideas we need to be considering if we’re really ready likely to get the axe). to take on Wall Street. We have to use the tools of business to fix the So if this is why we’re occupying, what are we doing about it? Our First Amendment allows us the right to peaceably assemble. problems of business. After all, competition is the most important principle of the freePicket lines have brought success to labor unions. Sit-ins have worked market economy (unless you’re a Wall Street exec facing market-share to bring administrators to the negotiating table (see Cal State Fullerton’s losses, then it’s radical European socialism). Langsdorf Hall circa spring 2011).
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WILLIAM CAMARGO / Daily Titan When you’re drunk, there is no filter for what you deem appropriate to put online. Embarrassing yourself while inebriated should be avoided on social networks at all costs.
walk of shame People may be laughing when you drunk post, but not for the reasons you think RACHEL MASOCOL Daily Titan
Everyone has received those annoying phone calls, voice mails and text messages. For others, you may be more guilty of executing this act than receiving it. Drunk dialing has now become drunk social media updates. Our generation has quickly adapted to the Internet, and the latest way to make a fool out of yourself is to drunk Facebook or Tweet. My friend Christophe likes to party, but when he’s drunk he transforms into an emotional wreck. Before he had a smartphone, he would religiously drunk dial and text anyone he had a crush on. His close friends, including myself, would find it extremely funny and just laugh it off. Since phone calls and text messages are more personal, we didn’t really see how it affected Christophe and his romances. His need for attention and intimacy became detrimental to his relationships. Then, last February, Christophe got an iPhone. This was very, very bad news because now Facebook was easily accessible to him. The drunk dialing and texting were soon banished, but along came the Facebook status updates. His 600-plus friends would be constantly notified in their feed when he was drunk. His updates would scream animosity toward the person he was dating, such as, “Honestly, 25 or over to ride this ride. You are all disappointments to me.... DONE,” or “Once an asshole, always an asshole.” From the blog Rants from Mommyland, writer Lydia explained that your Facebook friends are more like acquaintances. Many of them you don’t see on a daily basis and therefore “there is decreased accountability for your stupidity.” This gives an excuse for drunk college students to go on Facebook and produce blasphe-
mous updates. The writer also said, “Though we are solidly pro-drinking and pro-social networking, we fear the combination of the two can lead to making an ass of yourself.” This is entirely true once you’ve had too many shots of tequila. There is no need to air your dirty laundry to the public, nor is it appropriate to read sexual updates such as, “When you can’t sleep... you know what helps... masturbation! Lol.” As with all relationships Christophe had, it soon ended after the Facebook dissing. It officially concluded with the deletion of the significant other as a Facebook friend. After we noticed this pattern, we became the social media cops and performed DUI checkpoints on him. Basically whenever Christophe is drunk, we take away his phone so he won’t repeat sinful mistakes. Another way to make sure you or your friends don’t act belligerent on social media outlets is to download Webroot’s Social Media Sobriety Test on your computer. This is a great tool that lets you customize the times you are usually inebriated. If you want to post things, you must pass a test using your mouse or trackpad. If you don’t pass the test, you can’t write updates, which is definitely more beneficial than embarrassing yourself or offending others via social networking. Writer Hilary Topper from the website Blogcritics.org agreed it’s better to forget about Facebook after a night of partying. Topper said, “I don’t want to sound preachy, but you know what, folks? If you are going out for the evening and having a couple of drinks, come home and go to sleep. Forget about the computer!” No one wants to read drunken posts, especially if they are disrespectful and could cause suffering to your life. Once your harsh and mortifying words are on the Internet, you can’t take it back regardless if you delete it or not. It will remain there forever for people to see, so be careful what you display to the world. These updates can have very daunting results.
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In America, the menstruating woman usually has two choices when it comes to what product she will use for her cycle: the lovely tampon or the pad. Yet, the menstrual cup is another alternative to the pad and tampon that American society forgets to mention to women. The menstrual cup is better than the good-old pad and tampon because it saves money, it’s environmentally friendly and it is more sanitary than pads and tampons. If you stop and think about how much the average woman spends on pads and tampons a year, it definitely adds up. According to DivaCup.com, “Most women spend $150 to $200 a year on disposable tampons and pads.” Now imagine spending that much money a year for 41 years, since women have their periods for about that long until they reach menopause. An easy solution to saving money on menstrual products is to purchase the menstrual cup, which is a much cheaper alternative. Menstrual cups are usually made from silicon and can last up to 10 years depending on the cup’s brand. Also depending on the brand you buy, a menstrual cup can cost from $20 to about $30, but those 20 or 30 bucks are a good investment since you will only need one menstrual cup for nearly a decade, unlike pads or tampons which you have to buy over and over again.
By having a reusable menstrual product like the cup, it will save you money because you do not need to buy a new cup every time you use it. Just wash and reuse. The menstrual cup is also a great product because it is friendly to the environment. Women use many tampons and pads through their menstrual cycle which they will end up throwing away since these products are only for one-time use.
Also depending on the brand you buy, a menstrual cup can cost from $20 to about $30, but those 20 or 30 bucks are a good investment since you will only need one menstrual cup for nearly a decade... Over the years, these products accumulate in the landfills and just take up space. DivaCup.com states that an “estimated 12 billion sanitary pads and 7 billion tampons are dumped into the North American environment each year. More than 170,000 tampon applicators were collected along U.S. coastal areas between 1998 and 1999.” Now imagine if all women used menstrual cups how much their carbon footprint would lesson and how it would help reduce the amount of trash in landfills. I am not saying tampons and pads are the only cause of trash in landfills, but they certainly do add to it. It is good to know women can do their
part in helping the environment just by switching to a little silicon cup. Another good thing about menstrual cups is that they are more sanitary and safer than pads and tampons. Believe it or not, pads and tampons are not originally white as they are when you buy them at the store. The cotton is actually brown, but it is processed with chemicals like bleach to whiten the cotton and make it look pristine. It is known that tampons can cause something known as toxic shock syndrome which can be deadly and, according to the DivaCup.com, “dioxin, a known carcinogen, is a by-product of the bleaching process of tampons containing rayon.” Unlike pads and tampons, the cup is much more sanitary. With the cup you do not need to worry about toxic shock syndrome or what chemicals are going into or on your body. By this point I know many of you are wondering how in the world does this cup work. The menstrual cup is like a tampon in the way that it enters a woman’s vagina and it stays there until taken out. The difference between a cup and tampon is that the cup holds the menstrual liquid while tampons absorb it. Other than that, the cup lets women do any physical activities like running, swimming or riding a bike. So next time you ladies are shopping for your next menstrual product or you gentlemen are doing your girlfriend a favor by picking up her tampons or pads at the store, think about the menstrual cup and all its benefits. It might just be the best alternative out there to the old-fashioned tampons and pads.
October 24, 2011
‘Tis the season for fitness
As temperatures drop and holidays near, diet and exercise are often neglected CLARK PAGADUAN Daily Titan
Cold weather is your waistline’s nemesis; when temperatures drop, several animal species go into a state of hibernation, and so do your bodies. Some view cold weather as a lethargic period, a time to stay inside and avoid the freezing temperatures. However, this can lead to weight gain during the colder months. “It’s a lazy time,” said Alex Dorado, 23, a kinesiology major at Cal State Fullerton, adding that he “just (wants to) stay in where it’s warm.” Though some people may joke that they’re eating and sleeping more because they are getting ready to hibernate, it’s important to keep in mind that we don’t get to stay in a cave and dream the fat away. With the holidays nearing, this can mean less time to exercise, more treats and extra free calories. It’s an ideal situation for weight gain. “Thanksgiving and Christmas means a whole lot of food,” said Dorothy Wilhelm, 18, a health science major. “Everyone’s in a celebration mood. Fitness is the last thing on your mind.” However, people need to stay active throughout the year. James Arias, a personal trainer at CSUF’s Student Recreation Center, believes in staying focused on your overall health even more in the colder months of the year. “With good health, you perform better and sleep better,” he said. Maintaining good health in the colder climate is a matter of staying consistent and adjusting to the elements. Preventing the colder-weather weight gain is not impossible. Here are some tips to stay fit and avoid the dreaded winter weight gain. Make a cold weather and holiday survival plan: Come up with a plan for staying active. Consider factors that have made physical fitness in past years difficult and come up with solutions to these obstacles. Don’t forget to get enough sleep and maintain focus on top priorities. Get rid of low-priority activities if you’re too busy.
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Photo courtesy of MCT It’s important to dress weather-appropriate when exercising outdoors during colder months.
Create time for activities that give the holidays meaning and grant you the opportunity to be with people you enjoy. Importantly, eat prudently. Include occasional small portions of holiday treats but balance it out by eating healthier at other meals. Avoid excess munching and drinking. If you drink alcohol, keep consumption reasonable. Stay active and utilize the Student Recreation Center: It’s important to maintain a consistent exercise schedule. If you run or hike in the outdoors during the warmer months, look into switching to an equally challenging activity that can be done indoors, such as table tennis or fencing. The different winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing are also great for staying active. For CSUF students, the SRC is a free and valuable resource. The weight and cardio rooms are always well maintained and kept in ideal exercise temperatures, and the drop-in classes are great.
“If people don’t want to deal with the various pieces of equipment, I certainly recommend a drop-in class,” Arias said. “We have wonderful instructors and these classes are filled with people who are motivated to do something.” Befriend the cold weather: If you want to continue exercising outdoors, invest in cold-weather gear like fleece sweaters, thick socks and thermal tops. Dressing in layers is ideal for the Southern California cold and can be easily peeled off or put back on. It’s ideal that the innermost layer is composed of material that will wick away moisture from the skin, such as polyester. Arias stresses the most important thing to do in colder temperatures is to dress appropriately. “If you’re an outdoor runner, just make sure you put on the appropriate layers of clothing. Wear things that keep you warm but nothing too heavy so your body doesn’t overheat,” Arias added.
Fashion in the 1990s was very eclectic; grunge and hip-hop in the music scene influenced major trends. It was a fun decade for fashion because people were experimenting with different colors, patterns and sizing. It was a time that accepted baggy attire and oily, greasy hair was appreciated. Looking back, it was an amusing decade full of the oddest trends. Iconic fashion trends from the 1990s are mostly known as faux pas. There are actually some trends that are terrific from the ‘90s. Here are some of the 10 best trends that should be brought back if they haven’t been already. 1. Grunge fashion and music: The lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, made the grunge scene in the early 1990s popular among teenagers and fans. This style was the easygoing, “I just woke up” look many achieved effortlessly. Greasy, messy hair and an attitude to match the part, this look was everywhere. 2. Doc Martens: These shoes were seen all over the ‘90s. Whether it was the 3, 8 or 10-eye shoe or boot, it was sported in any color and worn with almost anything from dresses to jeans.
3. Slap bracelets: Transforming from a plastic stick to a bracelet just by slapping it on your wrist, they were colorful, cheap and fun. It was also a flexible and affordable fashion accessory for everyone. 4. Flannel: Flannel is still trendy today as if the ‘90s never ended. Whether you were a grunge adolescent going to a Pearl Jam show or a cowboy, flannel matched whatever style you rocked. It was a wellliked item from that era. 5. High-waisted jeans: Also known as the mom jean, these slightly-tapered-at-theankle blue jeans came up to a woman’s belly button. Every female wore these with a baggy or tight shirt tucked into them. These were commonly seen on actresses and models such as Sarah Michelle Gellar and Cindy Crawford. 6. Fanny packs: This is the greatest invention ever because it lets you keep your shoulders and hands free by attaching a mini-bag to your waist. You can fit a surprising number of things in them as well. They come in different sizes, colors and styles, from genuine leather to canvas. 7. Beanies: A fashionable and great way to keep your head warm, knitted
or crocheted beanies were seen globally around the world from Johnny Depp to the young Olsen twins. Beanies remain just as popular today as they did back then. 8. MC Hammer pants: These pants were still popular in the ‘90s because of the loose fit. The parachute pants had crazy designs on them, from cheetah print to basic black. They are fashionable and comfortable as if you’re wearing pajama pants. Contemporary designers such as Stella McCartney to Alexander Wang have toned them down to the wearable version we see today. No wonder MC Hammer always wore them. 9. Chain wallets: Want to look cool and keep your wallet safe? Invest in a sterling silver chain that attaches to your wallet and hook it around your jean loop. Cobain always wore these and so do your average Harley Davidson bike crew. 10. Chunky shoes: Those chunky-soled shoes for women are back. The higher the better, and the freakier they look, the more ‘90s you will feel. From Mary Jane shoes, heels and sneakers, a thick platform on everything means added height and a superior homage to the ‘90s.
October 24, 2011
Volleyball drops weekend set Losses drop the team back in the Big West race for the the top seed and NCAA tournament bid BROOKE McCALL Daily Titan
BRIAN YAMAMOTO / Daily Titan Senior forward Orane Chin pushes the ball up the court in the blue-white scrimmage. Chin is poised to have a huge year for the Titans.
Basketball tips off year
The Titan women’s volleyball team handed UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly the win this weekend in their away game matches. The Titans played UC Santa Barbara Friday, where Santa Barbara took the win at 3-1. The Titans played a losing set of 19-25, 27-29, 25-23 and 13-25. “It’s about getting started early, playing our team early. Friday night we were unsuccessful with that, however we had good fight in the end, but it’s tough to recover from slow starts and try to close the gaps to win the set,” said Titan Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman. The middle attacking of the team was absent Friday in the M-1 and M-2 positions, along with offense in the outside hitter (O-2) position. “On a positive note, we had outstanding performances by Maurer and Neto,” Zimmerman said. Leah Maurer had a career high in both attempts and kills against Santa Barbara Friday. Zimmerman said Maurer did “everything she possibly could to win.” With 18 kills, 13 digs and three blocks, Maurer brought her Agame. Kayla Neto, 20, a junior advertising major, said this year has been a building year for the women’s volleyball team.
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BRIAN YAMAMOTO / Daily Titan Senior guard Orlando Brown looks to pass the ball to a teammate after being trapped (left). Senior transfer Sammy Yeager drives to the rim against the blue team in the 10th annual blue-white scrimmage (right). Yeager must sit out the year after leaving TCU.
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“We have some things that we need to work out with our team in terms of staying mentally focused in the game and fine-tuning our skills. Our team has the skill, but we need to learn how to take that potential and use that to our advantage,” said outside hitter Neto. Saturday at Cal Poly, the Titans made a couple different lineup switches from set one and two. “We had an opportunity in the second set and made a couple untimely mistakes and aired ourselves out of it,” Zimmerman said. The Titans played Cal Poly Saturday, where Cal Poly took the win at 3-0 after the Titans played 20-25, 22-25 and 24-26. Cal Poly beat the Titan team average of .174 with a combined score of .259. “It’s more like putting the pieces of the puzzle together with the skills and mindset our team has. As far as the outcome we want, it’s just not here yet,” Neto said. This weekend’s losses take CSUF women’s volleyball to 9-12 overall and 4-5 in the league play. The Titans were in a three-way tie for second in the championships, but now they fell to a four-way tie for fifth place in the Big West. “We don’t have enough people contributing (at the games); it’s Neto, it’s Reagan, it’s Maurer, it’s Dewberry. They’re doing it every match and they’re giving 1,000 percent of what they’ve got. We need more of a contribution from other players,” Zimmerman said. This week the Titans take on Cal State Northridge Friday and UC Riverside Saturday. Both games begin at 7 p.m. at Titan Gym. To see a full calendar of games visit FullertonTitans.com/calendar/events.
CSUF Hosts Cross- Men’s Soccer Country Meet, Shutout at UCI Doesnt Have The Cal State Fullerton men’s Entire Team Run soccer team lost in heartbreaking
The Titan baseball team swept a two-game exhibition series against the Vanderbilt Commodores in Nashville, Tenn. this weekend. Cal State Fullerton took the Saturday game 10-8 before winning the Sunday affair 9-3. Sophomore outfielder Greg Velazquez drove in three runs while junior outfielder Austin Kingsolver added three hits and two RBIs in the contest Friday. Junior starting pitcher Dylan Floro gave up one run and one hit across four innings. The Titans held an 8-1 lead heading to the bottom of the fifth before Vanderbilt scored five runs in the inning. However, the Titans added two more in the top of the sixth and held on for the two-run victory. Freshman infielder Matt Chapman was impressive in his first unofficial collegiate game, notching a single and double while scoring two runs. Chapman added a seventh inning two-run home run to tie the game 3-3 Sunday. The Titans continued the surge, scoring another two runs in the inning before adding for more in the eighth. Redshirt freshman Grahamm Wiest threw five shutout innings in relief to pick up the win. The scrimmages were part of CSUF’s official fall workouts.
Only a handful of runners for Cal State Fullerton were on hand to compete at their own CSUF Titan Invitational Cross-Country Meet Friday. With the Big West Conference Championship a week away, Head Coach John Elders decided to rest most of the squad. The men’s team only ran three, with freshman Tim Reed finishing 61st as well as the team’s best time (26:36.3) in the 8k race. Sophomore Kyle Lintz was close behind finishing 65th (26:40.9) and sophomore Cesar Rodriguez finished 77th (27:00.2). The women’s team entered five runners with freshman Allison Murray finishing 58th as well as the team’s best time (19:17.5) in the 5k race. Freshman Celinda Manzo finished a few seconds behind, coming in 63rd (19:24.0). Sophomore Taylor Reyes, freshman Nicole Dinisi and freshman Janine Gess finished 90th, 93rd and 132nd, respectively. The Titans next compete at the Big West Conference Championship Saturday at UC Riverside.
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fashion against No. 4 UC Irvine Saturday. The Titans (7-5-3, 1-41) held the high-power Anteater (13-4-0, 5-2-0) offense into extra time until Cameron Iwasa scored his first career goal to end the game 1-0. Both teams had six shots on goal in the first half, including one at close range that was parried by senior Titan goalkeeper Trevor Whiddon. Senior Kevin Venegas and freshman Mark Vasquez both had shots that were saved by UCI goalkeeper Andrew Fontein. The second half saw Vasquez almost cashing in on Venegas’ cross and pushed his shot wide of the post. UCI’s Christopher Santana saw one of his shots crash into the top right corner for the Anteaters’ only shot on target in the half. The game went to overtime with UCI quickly finding the deciding goal in the 94th minute. UCI’s Miquel Ibarra sent a cross that was dispatched by an onrushing Iwasa. The win puts UCI into first place in the Big West. CSUF still lies in last place. The Titans’ next conference game is Wednesday at UC Riverside. Brief by Blake Fogg
W. SOCCER: Loses to CSUN, falls back in Big West ...Continued from page 1 “It’s another tough loss. We didn’t finish opportunities. We weren’t strong enough. They were a very physical team. I think it’s something we didn’t execute very well, being physical,” said Mellano. “There’s nothing we can do now except move on and finish the season with a couple more wins.” The Titans entered the game leading the conference in shots taken, but the Matador defense kept them to single digits. The Titans were held to eight shots, which marks their lowest shot total in a match so far this season. The previous low for shots was nine against Pepperdine back in August. Smith and freshman Chelsea Pattern led the Titans with two shots apiece. It was a disappointing loss for Titan Head Coach Demian Brown. “We’re disappointed in our team, we’re disappointed in ourselves. Our players didn’t show up to do the things that they know they had to do,” said Brown. “It will go down as another game where we controlled our own destiny and we didn’t do it.” With three games remaining in the schedule, the Titans are looking to finish the season strong. “We’re going to try and go out
CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan Freshman midfielder Chelsey Patterson fights for the ball during the Titan loss.
with a bang and win the final three games. We still have a goal of reaching double-digit wins,” said redshirt junior forward Stacey Fox. The Matadors improved their record to 6-7-2 and 4-1-1 in conference play. It was their third vic-
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October 24, 2011
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How To Play: Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9: and each set of boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Take time to ponder deep questions. Take an outing or adventure that stimulates philosophical discovery. It doesn’t need to be distant or expensive. Consider what you really want. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Financial planning opens a new road. Patience helps reveal the best direction. Communication creates solutions. Listen to one who disagrees, and see it their way. Then choose.
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Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’re in the spotlight, and previous preparation serves you well now. There could be a change in plans, so have a backup, just in case. Find another route.
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Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You may be torn between wanting to be public and private. Be adaptable to the circumstances to find balance. Don’t get sidetracked by household issues. Ask someone else for help.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Take extra time for rest and reflection. Peace and quiet restores your energies. Let go of any power struggles. They’re not worth the energy. Keep it mellow.
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Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Errors are likely to occur when you’re trying to make everything happen at once. Slow down to get there faster. The moon in your sign today empowers you.
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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may want to play, but now’s as good time as ever to make some money. It could take some planning and budgeting, but you can accomplish what you apply yourself to.
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Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re getting smarter, and all this study and practice helps. Take good notes for best results. There’s no need for gambling. Postpone an investment (unless it’s in education).
Cancer (June 22-July 22) There’s no place like home. Create a peaceful ambiance with tea, soothing music and candlelight. No need for risks or travel today. Enjoy your cozy nest.
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Gemini (May 21-June 21) Romance and love are important and available now. Play nicely. Don’t get carried away by sudden emotions. Use them to feed your art. Express them to someone who matters.
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Taurus (April 20-May 20) You’re entering a time of great activity. Take good care of your health, and get the rest that keeps your motor running. Avoid romantic risks and sharp turns.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Find strength in partnership if the day threatens to stress you out. Go along with a decisive person who agrees with you. Together you can weather any storm.
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October 24, 2011
Titan hockey has Rocky Mountain trip CSUF loses three straight in Colorado SEAN VIELE Daily Titan
CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan The Cal State Fullerton women’s rugby club practices Mondays and Wednesdays on the intramural fields. The club is gearing up for another season and is ready for all challengers.
Sisterhood of rugby club CAMYRON LEE Daily Titan
Women’s rugby club: One tough sisterhood It is 4 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon, and every inch of grass on the intramural field at Cal State Fullerton is occupied. Students and coaches clutter the field, conducting midweek practices for a string of sports that range from soccer to flag football. In the far corner of the field, a group of about 15 women are beginning their biweekly opportunity to socialize with their fellow teammates and play the game they love most: rugby. It is the beginning of the third year for the women’s rugby club at CSUF, and the 15-plus girls pitted against one another in today’s practice have come a long way. Most had no idea how to play rugby when they joined the club, but according to Kimberly Henson, the club’s president, once you fall in love with rugby there is no going back. “It’s more than just a game, it’s a lifestyle. Once you play rugby, you play rugby for the rest of your life,” said Henson, a third-year child adolescent studies major, who has been with the team since it began. When the women’s rugby club began in 2009, the first practice yielded a measly seven girls, but by the first game of the season they were up to 14. With one player short of the required number, they were still able to win that first game. Last year the team was nearly undefeated, losing only one game the entire season.
Their success is due no doubt to the sororitylike bond they have created with one another, both on and off the field. During practice, nothing but words of encouragement are heard from the girls, even in the face of rigorous fitness drills. It is obvious these girls have a bond that runs deep. While being interviewed, Ashley Malone, last year’s team captain and vice president, can barely help from shouting words of encouragement to her teammates. “I like to stay positive, tell the girls ‘you got this.’ Even if we’re losing, I still try to stay positive and say you’re playing great, which they are. These are great players, they’re passionate about the game, I want to keep them as positive as possible,” said Malone, who is a third-year business major. With all the encouragement and positivity these women exude on the field, it is almost easy to forget rugby has quite a “rough and tumble” reputation. Malone, who is known as “Smashley” to her teammates, explains that rugby is one of few sports that maintains the exact same rules for both men and women’s divisions. Malone explains that women are equally as aggressive and competitive on the field, the men are just bigger. According to her teammates, Monze Patino, a third-year kinesiology major, is one of the most “bad-ass” girls on the team. The “Monze-train” is a play that Patino is known for among her teammates. The play involves Patino running as far as she can with the ball with her teammates in a train-like line behind her in support.
“I like to encourage a lot of the girls on the team. Work hard, don’t be scared, you gotta just do it. It’s OK if you make a mistake, pick your head up and let’s go. Encouragement is really big, and I like to bring that to the players and myself,” said Patino. Even the team’s “bad-ass” still manages to uphold that sense of sisterhood and encouragement among her teammates. Right now the girls practice diligently two days a week and are preparing for the impending season with the guidance of their coach, South-African native Grant Anderson, who is new to the team this year. Anderson, who has played rugby for over 25 years, is reshaping the girls for success this season. He has the women working with nutritionists, an athletic training program, and has completely changed the way workouts go each week. “I’m very much a proponent of fitness, I think the girls can attest to that. We have changed the way that the workout went on. A fit, skilled team can overcome a lot of obstacles. It is a lot easier coming into the game when you’re fit and strong,” said Grant. This sisterhood has a full season ahead of them with endless possibilities. Currently they are undergoing intense practices in preparation for the preseason games which start in November; the season runs from January through May. Grant is confident all the hard work they are putting in now will pay off come game time.
The Cal State Fullerton hockey team had a rocky trip through Colorado this weekend, losing three games in three nights and pushing its losing streak to seven straight games. Despite some optimism before the trip, the Titans knew it was a difficult task at hand and it certainly proved to be so, as Fullerton (1-7) was blown out in each of its road contests. The Titans were welcomed to the beautiful Rocky Mountains with a 6-1 defeat to the Colorado State University Rams at Edora Pool Ice Center in Fort Collins. Fullerton managed only 17 shots on goal in the loss and was 0-9 on the power play. The Rams scored twice in the first two periods but the Titans cut the score in half just 30 seconds into the third period when Titan forward Alec Censullo scored his second goal of the season. Elan Dunaev was credited with the assist on the play. But two minutes later, Kyle Levindofske was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for roughing. The Rams converted on the power play and followed that with three more goals in the third period to put the game well out of reach for Fullerton. Friday night, the Titans again faced a tough opponent in the University of Colorado Buffaloes at the CU Ice Arena in Boulder. Fullerton was crushed 9-1. The shots were again an issue. Titan goaltender Brandon Heethuis stopped 45 of the 54 shots he faced. Fullerton managed only 20 shots on goal. Colorado got off to an early start, scoring twice in the first period. The second goal came with only 40 seconds left in the period. Titan forward Anthony Webb helped put Fullerton on the board just five minutes into the second with his first goal of the season. But the Buffaloes regained their two-
goal lead less than a minute later and there was no turning back for the Colorado offense. The Buffaloes scored five goals in the third period to deal a crushing defeat to the Titans. The Fullerton power play was blanked again, going 0-4 in the game. University of Colorado captain Alex Lencioni led his team with a hat trick. Saturday was not any easier for Fullerton. The Titans finished their trip in Greely, Colo., where they faced the University of Northern Colorado Bears. The Bears mauled the Titans, beating them 10-3 at the Greely Ice Haus, to cap a rather forgetful road trip for Fullerton. The Titans were outscored 25-5 during the three games in Colorado and home ice will be a welcoming sight when it comes. However, Fullerton plays another
Despite some optimism before the trip, the Titans knew it was a difficult task at hand and it certainly proved to be so, as Fullerton was blown out...
four games on the road before returning to the chilly but cozy confines of the KHS Ice Arena in Anaheim. Friday the Titans face off against San Diego State at the Kroc Center Ice Arena in San Diego. The following weekend Fullerton plays two games at Northern Arizona. Friday, Nov. 11, the Titans play Long Beach State at Glacial Gardens in Lakewood. The following night the team will return to home ice to face Loyola Marymount University at KHS Ice Arena. Between now and then, the Titans are going to have to pick up some victories if they intend on staying in the race. It’s a long season, but time is becoming a factor.