Vol. 88 Issue 41
November 15, 2010
Capstone class creates advertising campaign for Chevrolet cars
Vehicles around campus are part of promotion
OPINION Hippie Health: The coconut water craze ........................................4
INSIDE: DT Daily Deals Daily Titan Coupon Book
FEATURES Day Tripper: Exploring the sites of Downtown Pomona ........................................5
See CHEVROLET, page 3
COUPONS FOR: Yogurtland, Mikey’s, Don Jose’s, Twilight Hookah, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant, Juice It Up, Buca di Beppo, Which wich, University Village Housing, The Naughty Teddy, and more!
SPORTS Men’s soccer wins semifinals, loses in finals ........................................8
dailytitan.com The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton
Waiting for Westboro protesters
Controversial Baptist Church doesn’t show to picket theater production MICHELLE WIEBACH Daily Titan
Go Vegan for Thanksgiving Discover difScan to view ferent vegan alternatives to Thanksgiving at dailytitan.com/ vegan-thanksgiving
aids students with hours of focus Natural herbal supplement is new alternative to caffeine boosts common in college lifestyles
UCI Falls to CSUF volleyball
KRYSTLE UY Daily Titan
See some of the Scan to view action from the CSUF volleyball versus UCI at dailytitan.com/ wvball-uci
Coffee, energy drinks and energy shots are common caffeine aids among college students, but a new alternative has recently been introduced to the market. Study Buddy, a new pharmacist-developed capsule, is now sold at three convenience stores on campus. The aid, which retails for $3.49, aims to improve memory, give hours of focused energy and minimize hangovers. Study Buddy became available at the Titan Express in the Titan student book store, the Yum in the Titan Student Union and the Brief Shop in Langsdorf Hall early in the fall semester.
Sanrio brings ‘Small Gifts’ Sanrio celebrates 50th anniversary with festival in Los Angeles hangar
Kyle Breen, a kinesiology graduate student who works at Titan Shops, said that he has only seen two people buy Study Buddy so far and that he is not sure about the other employees. “We’ve had more people buy the 5-Hour Energy Drink and they said that worked,” said Yuki Ikezaki, 26, an early childhood and special education graduate student who works at The Yum. While Study Buddy is new and hasn’t had much exposure to students, its claims about its effectiveness are aimed at enticing college students. See STUDY, page 2
For 7-year-old Milo Bruschke, the Westboro Baptist Church protest against Cal State Fullerton’s production of The Laramie Project, would have been a lesson in democracy. Milo along with his father, CSUF Human Communications Professor, Jon Bruschke joined about 200 picketers in a counter-protest against WBC at the Artist District in Santa Ana. Jon and Milo debated on what to do, weather to protest or to ignore the WBC. “We eventually decided that it was better to just show up,” Jon said. “(The WBC) don’t scare ya, they don’t intimidate ya. We don’t agree with them and we kinda thought, what they’re doing is ridiculous.” According to their website GodHatesFags.com, WBC was scheduled to picket at Grand Central Arts Center at 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. right before showtime. When it turned 8:15 p.m. however, there was no sign of any WBC member. The Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church has done about 44,524 demonstrations since June, 1991 according to their website. See WESTBORO, page 3
Cultural night celebrated Heritage event for Native Americans brings awareness about customs KRYSTLE UY
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan
A bright inflatable rainbow archway adorned with the Sanrio trademark phrase, “Small Gift,” adds color to the otherwise dull, gray entrance of the Barker Hangar. An occasional draft from planes landing and taking off on an adjacent runway causes the rainbow to sway a bit, but it doesn’t seem to keep adults and children of all ages from entering. As they pass through the rainbow, they step into a miniature Sanrio world, encapsulated neatly in a 50foot airplane Hangar. Small Gift Los Angeles is part of a nationwide tour that was created to celebrate 50 years of Sanrio. In addition to a special Sanrio Pop-Up Shop, the Small Gift events feature workshops, exclusive parties and art showings. Though stationary Small Gift events will only take place in Los Angeles and Miami, a Pop-Up Tour is currently underway, which features a Sanrio-decorated tour bus driving across the country filled with 50th anniversary goods available for purchase. As people entered the Hangar, they were greeted with the faint scent of kettle corn and hot dogs. What used to house airplanes, now houses an indoor carnival, complete with a miniature golf course and Ferris wheel. Every aspect of the interior design included the iconic Sanrio characters, Hello Kitty, Pochacco, Keroppi and many more, so much so that large inflatable character heads were even hung high above the crowd.
On Friday Nov. 12 the Cal State Fullerton ice hockey club took on the Trojans of USC, capping the night off with an upsetting score of 4-1. Both teams came out on the ice ready to play, but the first period looked like it would end in a tie at 0-0. But with 1:01 remaining on the clock, the Titans made the first score of the night. As if that weren’t enough, they scored again just six seconds later, taking an early lead on the night at 2-0. In the second period, USC had two players in the penalty box, but the Titans were unable to take advantage of the power play. As the roles were reversed, the Titans sent two of their players into the box, but likewise, the Trojans would not capitalize. The second period ended without either team making a goal, heading into the third period with the score stuck at 2-0. As both teams turned up the heat, the game became very aggressive and intense. There were a lot of key plays that forced goalkeepers on both sides to come up with big saves.
JC VERA / For Daily Titan
The Inter-Tribal Student Council celebrated Native American Heritage Night in the Titan Student Union pavilions Friday. Guests learned about Native American culture from tribes across America with special festivities including a musician, a hoop dancer and a fashion show. The first performer was Jackson Tahuka from Canada who performed the flute, hand drum and goard singing. Tahuka, who regularly performs at pow wows, sang two songs softly; the first being a creation song and the second about happiness. Tahuka then brought out the hand drum in which he said, “this symbolizes women, our most powerful thing on Earth.” Tahuka played the hand drum rhythmically while singing songs that he said could either be interpreted about love, heartbreak or prayer. Tahuka’s performance moved the audience as some were seen bobbing their heads or yelling with glee. The audience was then invited to do the snake dance. Guests joined hands and danced in a single file line, mimicking the movements of a snake. The snake dance represented “the journey of a large snake through the forest and up the mountains, coiling up for a rest, uncoiling and travelling on,” according to the Inter-Tribal Student Council.
See SANRIO, page 5
See HOCKEY, page 8
The Cal State Fullerton ice hockey club came off of two straight losses to beat USC and UCLA in a weekend where the Titans scored 14 goals and allowed only one to the Trojans and four to the Bruins.
See FESTIVAL, page 2
Titans claim two straight over SoCal’s best MICHELLEE COOPER Daily Titan
Contact Us at email@example.com
November 15, 2010
IN OTHER NEWS
THIS WEEK AROUND
Greek prime minister claims elections validate plans
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou said the strong support that voters gave his party in local elections Sunday is a clear indication of public backing for austerity measures to pull Greece out of its crushing debt. Nearly a year after Papandreou’s Socialists won a landslide victory in national elections, the party was leading nationwide over the main opposition conservatives. The governing Socialists were set to win nine out of 13 regional governor posts, including greater Athens, plus the mayoral race in Athens for the first time in 24 years.
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week Begins: various locations, throughout the week St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Awareness Week Begins: Various locations, throughout the week
New leadership post for Rep. Jim Clyburn in house
Blood Drive, KHS Walkway; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the week
WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi will create a new leadership post for Rep. Jim Clyburn as Democrats prepare to cede control of the House of Representatives to Republicans in January. Pelosi’s intervention helps House Democrats avoid an internal fight with racial overtones. Clyburn, the current majority whip and the highest-ranking African American in Congress, and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Maryland were competing for the Democrats’ No. 2 House leadership spot; minority whip, when the new legislative session starts in January. Republicans reclaimed control of the House of Representatives in the Nov. 2 elections by gaining more than 60 House seats, with a handful still too close to call.
Reel Film: Precious: UH-205, 5 p.m. Jazz Singers: Meng Concert Hall, 8 p.m.
Wednesday Racquetball Doubles Tournament: SRC racquetball courts, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Texas Hold’Em Tournament: Titan Bowl and Billiards, 4 p.m.
Justice Department warns LAPD to take a stronger stance
FOR THE RECORD It is the policy of the Daily Titan to correct any inaccurate information printed in the publication as soon as the error is discovered. Any incorrect information printed on the front page will result in a correction printed on the front page. Any incorrect information printed on any other page will be corrected on page 2. Errors on the Opinion page will be corrected on that page. Corrections also will be noted on the online version of the Daily Titan. Please contact Editor-in-Chief Isa Ghani at 657-278-5815 or at firstname.lastname@example.org with issues about this policy or to report any errors.
Daily Titan Editorial
Editor-in-Chief Managing Editor News Editor News Editor News Editor News Assistants Features Editor Features Assistant Detour Editor Detour Assistant Opinion Editor Sports Editor Sports Assistants Copy Editor Copy Editor Content Editor Photo Editor Photo Assistants Graphics Editor Graphics Assistant Multimedia Editor Multimedia Editor Multimedia Assistants Multimedia Coordinator Online Editor Adviser Main Line (657) 278-3373 News Line (657) 278-4415
Isa Ghani Rachel David Laura Barron-Lopez Michelle Wiebach Juanita Vasquez Keith Cousins, Stephanie Raygoza Carolina Velazquez Katie Evans Melissa Hoon Anna Gleason Gabrielle Abutom Gilbert Gutierrez III Aaron Gilliam, Elliot Cook Kelsey Laney Kiran Kazalbash Brian Zbysenski Mark Samala Johnny Le, Lucio Villa, Heather Monteleone Jonathan Gibby Jennifer Chung Ashley Prager Oscar Romero Alexandra Andersen, Philip Cabrera, Deyja Charles Derek Opina Andrew Meshot Jason Shepard Editorial Fax (657) 278-2702 E-mail: email@example.com
Advertising Director of Advertising Production Assistant Production Assistant National Sales Executives & Promotions Directors Classifieds Manager Webmaster Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Account Executive Distribution Business Manager/Adviser
Main Line (657) 278-3373 Advertising (657) 278-4411
Adrian Gaitan Sidney Cumbie Jennifer Razo Katie Hennessey, Kassia Azimioara Taylor Tunno Daniel Gonzalez Liz Hernandez Amber VanOrman Maricris Tsigarida André Mosley Gilbert Gonzalez Daniel Zamilpa III Josh Linden Santana Ramos Robert Sage
Advertising Fax (657) 278-2702 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Daily Titan is a student publication, printed every Monday through Thursday. The Daily Titan operates independently of Associated Students, College of Communications, CSUF administration and the CSUF System. The Daily Titan has functioned as a public forum since inception. Unless implied by the advertising party or otherwise stated, advertising in the Daily Titan is inserted by commercial activities or ventures identified in the advertisements themselves and not by the university. Such printing is not to be construed as written or implied sponsorship, endorsement or investigation of such commercial enterprises. The Daily Titan allocates one issue to each student for free. Copyright ©2010 Daily Titan
Contact Us at email@example.com
CELIA LARA / Daily Titan At the Native American Heritage Night the dancers invited attendees to join them on stage during a dance. The dance was a snake dance which involved the dancers moving in a single-file line mimicking the movements of a snake.
FESTIVAL: SHARING CULTURE ... Continued from page 1 “(The snake dance) was really interesting because you got a taste of it and it was really cool to be invited to do something that’s not a part of my personal culture,” said Yorann Villanueva, a junior marine biology major. The next guest was Eric Hernandez of Lumbee descent who walked on stage wearing a bright blue skirt and jacket with yellow fringe, a headband and shoes adorned with bells. Hernandez performed the hoop dance, a traditional dance in which multiple hoops are used as to tell a story. Hernandez’s performance told the story of plants and animals and how they come together to form the earth. His hoop dance was mesmerizing as he used as many as six hoops at a time, interlocking them together to form wings or maneuvering himself in and out of circular formations. After his performance, Hernandez said he learned the dance from his uncle who told him, “it’s not what you have, it’s what you pass on.” Anna Tiger, who is of Navajo and Choctaw descent and president of the Inter-Tribal Student Council, said the hoop dance was her favorite part of Heritage Night. “I rarely see hoop dances. It’s interesting to watch because it’s so complicated,” Tiger said. The second inter-tribal dance was the owl dance, a couples dance in which women ask men to dance. Rosalina Camacho, the InterTribal Student Council’s advisor and one of the hosts, joked that if a man did not accept a women’s request, then he owed her $5. Guests were shy to participate, but eventually five couples went on stage to perform the owl dance. Camacho then presented the fashion show. Several people walked onto the stage wearing brightly colored and expressive ensembles, which were all hand-
made. in the television series, “The Lone Shandiin Yellowhorse wore the Ranger.” women’s fancy shawl style, which Native American Heritage represented the opening of a co- Night was a successful event not coon as a butterfly emerges. The only because it was interactive, but regalia included a brilliant fringed also informative. “I’m actually a small percentage shawl, beaded designs, leggings Native American (Chickasaw),” and moccasins. Julian Phoenix wore the men’s said Jackie Bray, a 22-year-old fancy dance style, which had two American studies and public relastunning arrays of orange and yel- tions double major. “It was really low feather bustles. Phoenix also cool since I don’t know anything wore a beaded bodice, leggings, about the culture.” bells, moccasins and a roach with two feathers. Everyone who participated in the fashion show then danced down the runway, enthusiastically displaying their own fancy footwork. Throughout the evening, guests enjoyed chicken, vegetables, sushi and rice. They ate on tables that each held a picture and short description of famous Native Americans from the past and present. One table told the story of Jacoby Ellsbury, 27, who was the first Native American of Navajo descent to reach the Major League in baseball and plays for the Boston Red Sox. Another table enlightened guests about Jay Silverheels, a Canadian Mohawk Indian CELIA LARA / Daily Titan actor who was most famous for Eric Hernandez performed a hoop dance, which told the story his role as Tonto of how plants and animals came together to form the earth.
Forum on the Conditions of Children in Orange County: TSU, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Green Living Fundraiser: Quad, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presentation and Discussion of Lola Rennt (Run Lola Run): MH463, 4:30 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m. University Band: Meng Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Collegium Musicum: Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Thursday AICA Rally Against Hate: Quad, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ASI Cook Out: Becker Amphitheater, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. SIRE Speaker Series presents Elizabeth Pillsworth, Ph.D.: H609, 6 p.m. Jazz Combos: PA-119, 8 p.m.
Friday Swim to Catalina ends Climb El Capitan ends University Wind Symphony: Meng Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Rent: Little Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., various dates
Saturday Pumpkin Launch: Titan Stadium, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. University Symphony Orchestra: Meng Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Equus: Young Theatre, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., various dates
Sunday Beginning of Fall Recess Campus Closed If you wish to add an event, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the event.
STUDY: HELPFUL BUDDY IN TIMES OF STRESS ... Continued from page 1
according to Brainiac Supplements, who manufactures Study Buddy. Study Buddy is manufactured in “This is something I wish I would have had when I went to school,” a certified General Nutrition Center said Tyler Johansen, a University of lab and is overseen by the Food and Arizona alumnus and developer of Drug Administration. The FDA, however, has not examined Study Study Buddy. Johansen, who takes Study Bud- Buddy’s claims about their ingredidy every day before work, said, ents. No studies have yet been con“During the week people get busy. ducted about the effectiveness of Study Buddy If you went out either. the night before “It is way and you didn’t feel When a drug is in pill safer than the 100 percent you form, it’s more socially elicit use of could take it to ADHD (atstudy. This wasn’t acceptable... tention-deficit designed to cure hyperactiv- Carter Rakovski hangovers, but it ity disorder) is supposed to help Assistant sociology professor medicine. aid with the headThere is a big ache.” problem on The aid contains all natural ingredients includ- campuses having ADHD medicaing gingko biloba to help improve tions without a prescription,” Joblood flow to the brain and ginseng hansen said. Amphetamines used to treat to help improve stamina and mental alertness while decreasing stress ADHD such as Ritalin and Adderall
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Department of Justice has warned the Los Angeles Police Department that its investigations into racial profiling by officers are inadequate and that some cops still tolerate the practice. As evidence of the ongoing problem, Justice officials pointed out two LAPD officers who were unknowingly recorded during a conversation with a supervisor being dismissive of racial profiling complaints. The officers’ comments, Justice officials found, spoke to a “perception and attitude of some LAPD officers on the street” and suggested “a culture that is inimical to race-neutral policing.” Police Chief Charlie Beck disputed the Justice Department findings, saying they were based on cases that predated strict investigative guidelines put into place last year.
have also been increasingly popular among college students. According to MonitoringTheFuture.org, which conducts national surveys on drug use, the annual prevalence of amphetamine use among college students was about 5.7 percent in 2008 and Ritalin use without a prescription was about 3.2 percent. Assistant sociology professor, Carter Rakovski, who teaches about drug use in America said she could see how amphetamine use could be tempting. “In America we have a stigma about drugs. When a drug is in pill form, it’s more socially acceptable. We think if it’s a prescription, there’s nothing wrong,” Rakovski said. With the stress of exams, work, family and friends, Study Buddy’s aim is to provide a new and improved option. Study Buddy is now sold at 24 universities in Arizona, California, Colorado and Utah.
November 15, 2010
Coolest summer on record
High temperatures in Southern California took a seasonal dip IAN WHEELER For the Daily Titan
Though marked by recordbreaking heat waves that left many baking, Southern California felt one of the coldest summers on record in 2010. Despite above normal temperatures in other places around the globe, maximum daytime temperatures in Southern California were between two and six degrees below normal during the April through October period, which is typically the warm half of the year. Overall temperatures in the region averaged about two degrees below normal. Ocean temperatures between Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties also averaged about five to 10 degrees below normal according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. These temperatures were caused by an upper level trough that had maintained a significant marine influence across coastal and valley areas of southwestern California, according to the National Weather Service of Los Angeles and Oxnard. “With ocean temperatures that are much colder than normal, the cold summer temperatures we observed, especially along the coast, are not surprising, given the strong influence the ocean has on our climate,” said James Miller, an assistant professor in the Department of Geography. Miller, an expert climatologist, said the remarkable thing about our summer season temperatures is that they were considerably below normal, despite near recordbreaking highs observed for the planet as a whole. The relatively “cold” summer did not keep us from experiencing a few very strong heat waves, one occurring Sept. 25 through Oct.
JOHNNY LE / Daily Titan Gay rights activist supporters held signs and peacefully protested in the Artist District in Santa Ana. There were over 100 signs at the protest.
WESTBORO: PICKETERS PEACEFULLY GATHER ... Continued from page 1
Courtesy of flickr user Julien Narboux Summer temperatures were at a record low this year compared to past years.
2, where temperatures reached a record-breaking 113 degrees on Sept. 27 in downtown Los Angeles. For many students, these heat waves overshadowed the overall lower average temperatures over the summer. “I think it was a lot more humid and there were a lot more really hot days,” said Carly Jones, 19, a communicative disorders major. “There were a lot of days you couldn’t really go to the beach, like a lot of overcast days, but then there were really hot days.” Julian Lopez, a 20-year-old English major, also noticed a change. “It wasn’t as hot as it usually is, I mean there were a few hot days but there was no consistency. It was a crazy summer, very unpredictable,” Lopez said. Though this past summer was
not the coldest on record, it was among the top 10 to 20 coldest of all time, depending on location, Miller said. “If one lived near the coast in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, etc., they would have perceived it as having been substantially colder than average with an almost constant ‘June gloom’ throughout the summer, while farther inland at locations like Riverside or Ontario, it was below normal, but not nearly as much so as that experienced along the coast,” Miller said. “Again, this is due to the unusually cold coastal water temperatures.” In contrast to our region’s uncommonly low temperatures, NOAA recently reported that the global average temperature for January through September of this year was tied with 1998 for the warmest on record.
Chevrolet campaign comes to CSUF Capstone class works on advertisement for popular car company KRYSTLE UY Daily Titan
Chances are you’ve seen the new Chevrolet cars on campus. You might have even sat in the Malibu, Camaro, Equinox or Cruze. The cars were on campus last week as part of a three-day promotion for a Chevrolet advertising campaign put on by a Cal State Fullerton capstone class, who created an ad agency called (sixfiveseven). “Chevrolet is working hard to change the notion that they just sell trucks. They have fuel-efficient cars and cars that are marketable to students,” said Rebecca Krantz, head of public relations for the class. The 25 students in the capstone course Comm 451, are competing in the Chevy Campus Promotions Program, a program facilitated by Ed-
Venture Partners that give students a chance to use their advertising skills to create a campaign. Students were given $3,000 to prepare, research and execute their campaign throughout the semester to promote both new and existing Chevrolet vehicles to CSUF students. “A lot of hard work has paid off. It all came together in 10 weeks, which was a big challenge. I’m really glad to have the opportunity,” said Kevin Murphy, one of the CEO’s for (sixfiveseven). Each student had a job within the agency in various departments including promotions, media, finance and public relations. Twenty three universities participated in the Chevy Campus Promotions Program to increase awareness and purchase intent among students. Each school’s campaign has four milestones representing pivotal points of the campaign. As part of the second milestone, (sixfiveseven) were given the task to create Chevrolet’s Lasting Impression on campus and present their research at their marketing strategy meeting. (Sixfiveseven) won the second milestone prize, a Sony Flip Mino HD
video camera for their plan. This was the first time Chevrolet and EdVenture Partners awarded milestone prizes. “Chevrolet is going above and beyond because they’re interested in what generation Y wants,” Krantz said. Robert Sage, the instructor for the course, said that big companies are trying to reach the 80 million people in generation Y, the biggest economic group to hit America. Advertising has become more social and mobile, a task that Chevrolet thought would be ideal for college advertising students to tackle. “It’s good for students’ resumes and to show potential employers. It’s just a marvelous, marvelous program,” Sage said. Last year, CSUF participated with 22 other universities in the Honda program and won $5,000, placing second nationally. The Chevy College Promotions Program is giving students experience that will prepare them for their advertising careers. “All of it is a chance to get real-world experience and it’s a hands-on learning environment. It’s not all just for a grade,” Krantz said.
The independent church tours around the country and is most known for their funeral protests but also pickets at gay pride parades and productions, like The Laramie Project. WBC is led by Fred Phelps and is active in the anti-gay movement. Jon had done his undergraduate work in the Midwest and had seen how WBC acted in Kansas. “It’s not unexpected that they would come in here,” Jon said. “They’re really desperate for an audience where ever they can get it. The Laramie Project is written by Moises Kaufman and is based on countless interviews and reactions to the murder of University of Wyoming gay student, Matthew Shepard. Shepard’s murder is seen as a hate crime motivated by homophobia. According to the WBC website, the church was going to picket CSUF’s final showing of The Laramie Project “to remind everyone that God killed Matthew Shepard and he has been burning in Hell for 12 years now- with eternity left to go. Lest ye repent, ye shall likewise perish!” “I think it’s a pretty big step for them to come out here, to Santa Ana, which is not very big, or very out there,” said Steve Zamarripa, member of Santa Ana-based organization DeColores Orange County. “It shows that they’ll go through lengthy actions to get their message of hate across.” DeColores Orange County is aimed
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Men dressed as nuns gave out daisies to each person at the protest who was holding a sign.
at helping Latino youth in Orange County to provide a safe space for those who feel like they do not have a place to go to. While waving signs of peace and love, picketers gathered in the Artist District boardwalk. Many waiting and mingling amongst each other and enjoying the peaceful environment. Counter-protesters remained unchanged when they found out about the missing presence of WBC. They continued to peacefully protest. “I find at these events, even though they don’t show up, it brings the community together,” said Javier Saucedo, who is also a member of DeColores
Orange County. “It shows that people support the LGBTQ community and every time I find that at a lot of these things it’s the same people but this time I see a lot of new people.” Zamarripa shared the same beliefs as Saucedo about the WBC not making their appearance. “Honestly, it doesn’t matter if they didn’t show up,” Zamarripa said. “Even with them not here we are here to support the play. We’re still here to have the production go on as it should. We’re still conveying our message of love and peace, as long as we’re out there getting the message across, that’s all that matters.”
November 15, 2010
Health Courtesy of Flickr user SD Shooter
The coconut water craze
Halloween: The holiday for sluts Every year little girls’ costumes get shorter and tighter MARYANNE SHULTS Daily Titan
Halloween is the one night a year that it’s OK for a woman to dress sexy and provocative. Yep, like a slut. She can wear a skirt so short, or a shirt so deeply cut that if she bends at the slightest angle or has a few too many drinks and forgets about her minimal attire, she may flash the world her va-jay-jay or flash a nipple without the media orgy like Janet Jackson’s “nipple oops” at the Super Bowl halftime show a few years ago. Hey, it’s OK, it’s Halloween. The next day she will return to work dressed in her more prudish
business attire or to school with her hair in a ponytail, no makeup and wearing sweats. However acceptable for one who is over 18, how would you feel if it was your 10-year-old sister or daughter wearing a militarythemed drama queen major flirt costume, complete with miniskirt, black boots, black fingerless gloves and a spiked choker. Oh yeah, don’t forget the makeup. Your young relative is now a pedophile’s orgasmic fantasy. This costume distributor, Spirit, lists a costume on their website SpritHalloween.com with the description, “Make any soldier with an attitude drop and give you 20 when you suit up as Major Flirt, the highest-ranking drama queen in the army! What happened to the days when a girl’s mom would make her a cute costume with craft store charm? My daughter was an assortment
of creative creatures over the years including a black cat (made with black sweats and silver fabric paint with felt ears and tail). The next year I recycled the cat costume into that of a bumble bee, adding some yellow felt stripes and replacing the ears with antennae, and the tail with a stinger. Catalogs and websites for costume shops show pre-pubescent girls standing in provocative poses in costumes such as Indian princess, punk pirate, lucky leprechaun. Are they young preteen girls or kiddie porn stars? The costumes run the gauntlet from questionable, to outfits only grown women would wear in the boudoir when sex is on the agenda. Over the years, the costume industry’s acceptable age to go from sweet to slutty has digressed from older teens, to the 10- to 12-yearold tweens, and now to those only 7 or 8 years old.
But this fall a group of concerned moms held “Intervene on Halloween” to show young girls and their parents “there are lots of other ways you can dress on Halloween.” In mid-October, they held a workshop at Hunter College in New York City. One of the event’s organizers, Deborah Tolman, wrote in the Huffington Post, “Raising a daughter with a chance at sexual health and sexual literacy is difficult enough; when sex is overused to oversell, it can feel like a sisyphean task.” Please, let little girls be little girls. It’s sad enough that the media and society control the perception of what is acceptable. Be a parent. Be an older sibling. Do what’s right in your own moral conscience. Remember that before long, your innocent princess will be wearing JUICY across her butt.
FOR THE RECORD
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Articles written for the Daily Titan by columnists, other Cal State Fullerton students, or guests do not necessarily reflect the view of the Daily Titan or Daily Titan Editorial Board.
The Daily Titan welcomes letters to the editor. All letters must include the sender’s first and last name. Students must include their majors, and other writers must include their affiliation to the university, if applicable.
Only editorials are representative of the views of the Daily Titan Editorial Board.
The Daily Titan reserves the right to edit letters for length, grammar and spelling. Send letters to Isa Ghani, the editor-inchief, at email@example.com.
Lebron less popular than Tiger for allowing TiJames is the new villian, ger Woods to be more popular but are we being too than James? Let’s break it hard on him? down. Tiger Woods MARC DONEZ was outed by Daily Titan more than a dozen women Scandal is nothing new to celebri- who claimed ties. We read about it in the tabloids, they slept with see it on television and get up-to-the- him during his second information on Twitter re- marriage to Elin garding the most recent celebrity dirt. Nordegren. As an avid sports fan, it is tough It stemmed and sad to see such scandalous be- from a National havior reported within the athletic Enquirer respectrum. port and gained Growing up, athletes were my he- speed after his roes. They were my role models. ThanksgivingBut times have changed, and ath- night car crash. letes are now celebrities. On the other They are as visible and recogniz- hand, LeBron able as the biggest movie stars. James made the It’s been tough to see Tiger Woods, decision to leave a man who I followed religiously be- the Cleveland cause of his accomplishments on the Cavaliers via free golf course, go through such abuse. agency to sign Courtesy of MCT Granted it’s all deserved because of with the Miami Lebron James dunks in the fourth quarter in a game against the his actions, but still, you hate to see Heat. your role models crash and burn. James drew Toronto Raptors last Saturday. Amazing however, is the situation criticism after of LeBron James. his hour-long scandal in Colorado. Recently, the folks over at Q Score ESPN special, The Decision, which Now, after winning a few champipolled the general population to cal- was used to promote James and his onships, he has rebounded nicely. culate their views on athletes and popularity. James possesses the characteristics their attitudes towards them. Obviously, it backfired. of a basketball villain. The results were surprising, showBut for LeBron James to be less He’s arguably the best player in the ing James’ popularity to be lower popular than Tiger Woods shows game. than Woods. how off-set our country’s priorities He’s marketable. Now the question is whether fans’ are. He makes hundreds of millions of perceptions about Lebron James are It is difficult for me – and others – dollars in endorsements on top of his deserved. to understand how a man can cheat maximum NBA contract. Are we, as a general public, wrong on his wife multiple times and still Usually a personality like this is be viewed in a brighter glorified and attractive. light than the man who Not anymore, thanks to the gensigned with a new team. eral population viewing athletes as Now, I don’t agree celebrities. with the commotion We are a judgmental society and James caused by decid- hold celebrities and athletes to a ing to announce his higher standard. decision live on ESPN. For whatever reason, people now It’s a selfish act. None- view James as the egotistical scoring theless, he did it his way machine when basketball fans already and didn’t hurt anyone knew this. in the process, though Aside from a special few, like Kevin some people in Cleve- Durant, many professional basketball land might disagree with players are ego driven. that statement. To put LeBron James on a higher The backlash towards pedestal is not fair. James is a result of basBut maybe, like Tiger, time will Courtesy of MCT ketball fans finding their heal James’ public perception. Tiger Woods tips his hat to his fans during the BMW new villain. It belonged People will view him for what he Championships in Illinois. to Kobe Bryant after his is; a talented basketball player. Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NICOLE FELTON Daily Titan
You don’t have to climb up a palm tree and slice open a coconut to find coconut water, it can now be found in local grocery stores. This product was put on shelves about five years ago, but recently had its media outburst. Instead of watching participants on the show Survivor whack open a coconut with a machete, celebrities have recently been spotted walking around with coconut water in juice-like boxes. I decided to find out if this newfound “natural sports drink” holds up to its hype. According to U.S. News Coconut water has a long list of health benefits: –Regulates body temperature –Carries nutrients and oxygen to cells –Replenishes body fluids after physical exercise –Raises metabolism –Promotes weight loss –Boosts the immune system –Fights viruses –Cleanses digestive tract –Controls diabetes –Helps fight viruses that cause flu, herpes and AIDs –Balances PH and reduces risk of cancer –Treats kidney and urethral
stones –Boosts poor circulation –Provides a substantial amount of potassium. Katherine Hobbs compared Gatorade to Zico brand of coconut water and found: –Gatorade: 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams sugar, 3.75 mg po tassium, 13.75 mg sodium –Zico: 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 mg potassium, 5.45 mg sodium Overall coconut water has the highest amount of potassium and the lowest amount of sodium, and lower amounts of sugar and calories compared to sports drinks and energy drinks. Although according to Liz Applegate, director of sports nutrition at UC Davis, coconut water is not the ideal drink to consume after a strenuous work out, because of the low sodium value. When you have a strenuous work out you lose more sodium because of the amount of sweat you lose. Although coconut water has some electrolytes and carbohydrates, it does not compare to the manufactured and specifically tailored sports drink. Now what I deem as coconut water’s most beneficial health claim; it can actually help with hangovers. Finally! A magical drink that can cure hangovers, well sort of. Even though coconut water is new to the shelves in the U.S., it has been used in tropical areas for decades. Coconut water in any case will not hurt to try, it might not hold up to its hype of being as beneficial as it is said to be. Although consuming it can only help your body, not harm it. Next time you are getting your groceries try it out and see if you buy into the coconut craze. Peace, love and recycle!
November 15, 2010
Daytripper Downtown Pomona: More than just the Glass House KAREN DICKINSON Daily Titan
SOPHIA ISLAS / Daily Titan Products featuring Sanrio characters such as Hello Kitty,Tuxedosam and Chococat lined the walls of the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. during the Small Gift Festival.
SANRIO: GIFTS FOR ALL ... Continued from page 1 “It’s good that they did (Small Gift) in an airplane Hangar,” said John Draisey, an attendee from Los Angeles. “They could have easily hosted the event outside, but the atmosphere in here is a whole lot better. The character balloons are huge.” One of the main attractions of the event was the Small Gift PopUp Shop. The line to get into the shop,
which could only accommodate 30 people at a time, spanned halfway around the Hangar. Included on the “menu” of items for sale was the 50th Anniversary Collector’s Book, Special 50th GIRL Skateboard Deck, MultiCharacter Vinyl Figure Set, 50th Anniversary Tote Bags and Wallets, 90-Piece Multi-Character Mini Figure Set, Multi-Character Bobbleheads and much more. Fans were eager to get their hands on these products, which featured
FOR THE RECORD Nov. 10 2010: In the article titled “The Devil and a Comm Week Speaker,” Mike Sager was misquoted as saying “(I’ve) lived with a crack gang, a cult, Slayer” when he actually stated “(I’ve) lived with a crack gang, occult, Slayer.”
new patterns that included Sanrio characters from both past and present. Not only are these items limited edition, they will become rarities soon after the 50th anniversary celebration is over. “The 50th Anniversary items are so classic, they remind me of my childhood,” said Nguyen Tran, an attendee from Los Angeles. “It was worth it to wait in line. The atmosphere is so nice in here; I love all things Sanrio.” Situated next to the Pop-Up Shop was the Sanrio-themed art gallery sponsored by JapanLa, a Sanrio retailer located on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. The brightly-lit space was divided into three aisles, and featured purchasable art placed in creative installations. Hello Kitty was the subject of choice for most artists, as she uniquely appeared in most works in the form of oil on canvas, mixed media, sculpture and stuffed animal form. “I really loved the art portion of this event; there were a lot of big names,” said Shiho Nakaza, a graphic artist and illustrator based in Santa Monica. In addition to buying rare goods, attendees also had the chance to participate in carnival activities. The games required one to three tickets and were character-themed, with clever names like “Landry Lucky Duckies” and “Little Twin Stars Shooting Stars.” Most popular among the games was “Tuxedo Sam Bowtie Bounce” because first prize winners received a limited edition Small Gift tote bag. For those who spent all their cash on games and items, there were also classic arcade games, like Pac-Man and Tron, that were free to play. The event is free and open to the public and runs until Nov. 21. Attendees who want to be a part of special workshops and exclusive events can purchase tickets on Sanrio.com.
The magic Downtown Pomona has to offer is something everyone should experience since it is so close to home. I took the Amtrak Surfliner to Los Angeles Union Station and connected to the Riverside LineMetrolink. From Union Station to Pomona, it took about 50 minutes so my entire trip from Fullerton to Downtown Pomona was an hour and 25 minutes. When I exited the train at Downtown Pomona, I turned left onto Second Street and found a center full of art and entertainment standing before me. Stone columns decorated the art center of the city and made me feel like I stepped into an alternate dimension. I immersed myself in fine music, art and cuisine on my magnificent day trip. The only venue I knew existed in Downtown Pomona was the Glass House. My day trip to Downtown Pomona proved that there is much more to this city center than I could have imagined. Every step brought me one one step closer to the arts. Pomona is a place I don’t hear much about so I never thought to visit it but I am glad I did. I stepped off the Metrolink onto Main Street and was welcomed by groves of trees and lustrous mountains. The food possibilities were endless. There was Aladdin’s Mediterranean Cuisine on Second and Main
Street, New York Deli on Thomas and Third, Jimenez Mexican Food Market on Main and Third and Joey’s BBQ on Main Street, just to name a few. All of the restaurants were inviting and affordable but I chose to keep it simple by eating at Angelo’s Bar & Grill located on 135 E. 2nd St. The walls were painted with murals of redbrick and candles decorated the impeccable white tables. I didn’t think the place would be too high-end because of the atmosphere but the food told another story. It was happy hour so drinks were two for the price of one and appetizers were half off. I ate an amazing pesto tortellini dish while my date had a warm pepperoni calzone. I took one bite of my pasta and was instantly in heaven. We spent $30 on four Blue Moon’s, cheesy garlic bread and the two entrees. After lunch, I took a stroll down Pomona’s Antique Row, to the left of Angelo’s Bar & Grill. Second Street transforms into antique heaven. I visited Pomona’s Antique Center, Golden Center-Chinese Antiques, Grandpa’s Antiques, and, the most fascinating to me, Kaiser Bill’s Military Emporium located at 224 E. 2nd St. It was filled with military medals, uniforms, gear and relics. La Bomba vintage shop was interesting on the outside and inside. The shop’s exterior looked like a circus funhouse and had clothes on display from every era imaginable. The Fox Theater and the Glass House are two famous venues located in the heart of Downtown Pomona. The Fox Theater was on Garey and Third Street and featured Funky Town Funk Fest, Spectacle in the Cage, Passion Pit and Attack Attack as upcoming shows. The Glass
House and the Glass House Record Store are both located on Second and Thomas Street. Aside from the two music venues, there is an array of small shops sprinkled throughout Downtown Pomona. There are a variety of hookah shops, bookstores, music shops tattoo parlors and beauty supplies worth visiting. The ones that intrigued me most were Radio Futura, Noisebug and the Magic Door Book Store. Radio Futura offered every genre of music ever to exist, Noisebug offered boutique instruments galore and the Magic Door Used Book Store had quality books from every price range available. Any cultural guru must come prepared with some cash when visiting Downtown Pomona. The day ended with me visiting the Collector’s Choice Toys where I found every miniature model car ever made. I don’t usually care about collectibles but this store caught my eye because of the multicolored toys that are visible from Second Street. There is definitely a shop for every niche in this city and there is not a moment of dullness on a day trip to Pomona. Every shop, restaurant or venue has its splendor and is wworth multiple visits. I definitely plan on returning to Downtown Pomona for upcoming shows at the Glass House and more culture delving.
Community organization provides hope for the needy
SARAH FERNANDEZ For the Daily Titan
A hot meal, a shower and clothing are the necessities of life provided daily at Mary’s Kitchen in Orange, Calif. About 150 people daily visit Mary’s Kitchen for free meals, clothing and showers, which gives encouragement and dignity to those less fortunate in our community. The volunteer organization has seen an increase in the number of people in need of these services, especially since the economic downturn. “We’ve seen a spike in the last 15 to 20 years. An average day used to be 60 people. Now we see more like 150 people each day,” said Oralie Enos, 20-year volunteer at Mary’s Kitchen. The people come from all walks of life: ex-inmates, former drug abusers and the mentally ill. Others have had family difficulties or financial hardships that they are dealing with. Enos said the downturn in the economy in recent years has contributed to an increase in the number of
recipients who receive services provided at the kitchen. Most are from the local community, but they are now seeing people from neighboring communities as well. “A homeless person is a regular person like me. Before becoming involved, I would just turn my head away when seeing a homeless person on the street. Now I realize that this person just needs someone to care and to talk with. This gives them hope and dignity,” said Enos regarding what compelled her to get involved in such an organization. Mary’s Kitchen is a 100 percent volunteer organization which receives donations from churches, local corporations, grocery stores and caterers as well as individual donations. Volunteers are also provided through local schools, churches, local corporations and individuals seeking to make a difference in their community. The kitchen does not accept volunteers under the age of 16. “I think it is really great because of the economy and the government does not provide services such as these,” said Jessica Young, a 23-year-
old women’s studies major at Cal State Fullerton. The kitchen was founded in 1984 by Mary McAnena who helped a homeless woman in Hart Park, Orange, Calif. It is through her spirit of compassion and dignity of the human person that the organization continues to thrive. Megan Parzych, a 21-year-old sociology major at CSUF, loves the idea of a place where the needy can go to get services to help with their needs. “It shows that Orange County has more to it than the flashy lifestyle the media likes to portray,” Parzych said. Mary’s Kitchen is located at 517 W. Struck Ave., Orange, Calif., 92863. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday, with a hot meal served at 1 p.m. Breakfast is available in the morning and a sack meal is also given out with the 1 p.m. meal. Showers are available until noon Monday through Saturday. For more information regarding donations and volunteer opportunities go to MarysKitchen.org or call (714) 633-0444.
November 15, 2010
Westboro counter-protest a success CAROLINA VELAZQUEZ Daily Titam
It was a chilly Saturday night in Orange County. While many college students were out carrying on with their lives, some students decided to devote their night supporting a counter-protest. Soundly located in Downtown Santa Ana, Cal State Fullerton’s Grand Central Art Center was inundated with over 100 students and other citizens. Posters were seen everywhere with sayings like: “My God does not hate,” “Sodomy is HOTT!” and a man dressed as Jesus holding a sign that said “Activist chicks are hot.” His sign was a crowd favorite to say the least. An onlooker surprised the crowd as he howled, “Yeah! Peace and love!” Strangers cheered him on in unison. Everyone was ready for the arrival of the Westboro Baptist Church. Residents from all over Orange County united in order to counter-protest the Westboro Baptist Church, who were to make a pitstop here in Southern California in order to pricket at the closing night of the production, The Laramie Project. Known for their widely publicized website, GodHatesFags.com, the Westboro Baptist Church, based out of Kansas, has a reputation of preaching against homosexuality with signs that contain “Bible words and sentiments” such as: God Hates Fags, Fags are Nature Freaks and God Hates America. Amy Largarticha, a senior at CSUF, heard about the protest on the Queer-Straight Alliance website and Facebook. She then immediately helped organize a peaceful counter-protest. “As of now, I think we have over 120 attendees. It looks like a really good turnout right now, and I know we should be expecting a lot more people,” Largarticha said. She was right.
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Theo Hirsch arrived at the counter-protest against the Westboro Baptist Church dressed as Jesus, carrying a cross adorned with flowers and the words “Ecce homo” painted on it. Assisting his theatrical entrance were drummers and a woman dressed as a guardian angel who carried his pink handbag.
It was 30 minutes until showtime and it was evident that the church was not going to show up, but that didn’t stop the abundance of counter-protesters who continued to appear throughout the hour. By this time, the crowd dispersed as a crucifix was seen from a distance followed by drum sounds.
Contact Us at email@example.com
There were numerous counterprotesters who came in costume, a chicken, a gorilla, a penguin, but all eyes turned as a man and his entourage arrived. “Where is my purse,” was all counter-protester Theo Hirsch uttered as a woman dressed as a guardian angel handed him the dainty pink handbag.
Everyone at the counter-protest, whether they were in costumes or not, were there to support The Laramie Project as well as one another as the word that the chruch was going to be here spread throughout Facebook. Cassandra Sperlein, a 24-yearold CSUF alumna, came to support her friend who just came out.
Jerry Kou, an 18-year-old radioTV-film major and member of the Queer-Straight Alliance at CSUF, came with his group of friends. “After reading what the Westboro Baptist Church had to say about (homosexuality), we felt that we need to come here,” Kou said. By the end of the night, no one came to protest The Laramie Project
but there was a strong bond among the counter-protesters. Largarticha officially ended the night thanking everyone for showing their support as she handed out rainbow-colored ribbons to all the counter-protesters. New friendships and acquaintances were made and with it being a little past eight, the crowd acknowledged victory.
November 15, 2010
Fill out the form below with words of your choice. Then complete the Mad Lib at the right with the words you came up with! Be creative and have fun!
2000 onors Spem/Egg D
en of all attractive wom We are seeking the age of 29 who are r ethnicities unde healthy d maintain a an physically fit nses. If 0 plus all expe fertile lifestyle. $10,00 in sire to help an you have a de act us. nt family please co E-mail: erfectmatch.com ap @ ne le Dar 1-800-264-8828 atch.com www.aperferctm rs with famino ing do Perfectly match lies since 1998.
6000 Writing Help
Technical editor/writer (computers, astronomy) with MS engineering, journal editing experience. Get your paper/thesis/dissertation in shape! Copyediting, $25/1000 words.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/janetmkwilson; janetw.edit@gmail. com.
brought to you by mctcampus.com
Sudoku brought to you by dailysudoku.com
4 3 9 7 6 1
8 7 3 9 1 5
2 8 1 6 9 3
3 4 5 2 8 6
9 8 3 7 6 2 4 5 1 4 5 2 1 3 8 6 7 9 Daily Sudoku: Sun 24-Oct-2010
3 1 3 7 4
9 8 6 7 8
(c) Daily Sudoku Ltd 2010. All rights reserved.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t freak out! An older person presents a problem, but you grasp a solution with minimal difficulty. Rely on your own values and information gleaned from research and study.
9 1 2 5 4 7
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Your finances alter when an older person reveals long-term arrangements. Allow this information to soak in before making any plans. Consider yourself fortunate.
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.
5 6 8 4 2 9
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A new face enters the picture, bringing heartfelt feelings and a deep understanding of your career goals. Expect big changes, and take time for yourself.
9 8 6
Daily Sudoku: Sun 24-Oct-2010 (c) Daily Sudoku Ltd 2010. All rights reserved.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Family circumstances rearrange your schedule without asking. Surprise! Juggle the new priority and use spare moments to handle what you’d planned before.
3 1 3 7 4 9 1 3
7 9 4 1 5 8
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Finalize one more question before you present your ideas to the group. Consider the feelings of others as you add the finishing touch.
1 2 6 3 7 4
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Huddle privately with your coworkers. More gets accomplished in private today. There’s time later to go public, but first get consensus from the team.
7 2 3 7 8
6 5 7 8 3 2
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Others add opinions to your situation. Listen, and then research the facts before you decide what to do. That way you have confidence in the choice.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re ready to take off on a bold adventure into parts unknown. On a practical note, pack for the destination. Do laundry, and then decide if you need something new.
1 9 6 3 8 5 2 4 7
Cancer (June 22-July 22) Household matters demand your attention. You wonder how you’ll get everything done and still manage your travel plans. Prioritize ruthlessly.
4 6 1
Gemini (May 21-June 21) An older person obsesses over creative details that don’t quite come together. Don’t force the pieces to fit together or you might break them.
(c) Daily Sudoku Ltd 2010. All rights reserved.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Your work environment contains a hazard that demands attention now. Repair flooring or carpet to prevent accidents. Reduce clutter to a minimum.
Daily Sudoku: Sun 24-Oct-2010
Aries (March 21-April 19) You could easily obsess over a partner’s injury or illness. It’s okay to show concern and even better if you understand the treatment or meds completely. Rest.
November 15, 2010
Women’s volleyball sweeps two foes
HOCKEY: DOMINATES WITH 14 GOALS
On the defensive end, the Titans outblocked the Anteaters 7.0-4.5, again thanks to the help of Brown, who had a game-high of four blocks, For the 16th time this year, Cal two of which were solo and Neto, State Fullerton women’s volleyball who also added three blocks, one solo, team (24-5, 12-2) won a match at to the Titans’ total. home– a school record. The Titans “We’ve all come a long way in our also tied a school record by winning careers and I think it’s great to see the their sixth and seventh straight match progression and maturity that we’ve all by defeating UC Irvine (7-20, 3-11) gone through,” Croteau said. “From Friday Nov. 12 and UC Riverside playing club ball to playing four years (2-28, 0-14) Saturday Nov. 13. Like together here at Fullerton. I couldn’t 18 of 24 other wins this season, both think of a better ending to an already victories came by way of sweep, 25-9, great career.” 25-22, 25-19 and 25-14, 25-16, 26In the two matches combined, 24 respectively. Both wins kept the Croteau collected a total of 36 digs Titans one game ahead of rival Long leaving her just 20 digs shy of former Beach State for first place in the Big Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s libero West Conference. Kristin Jackson’s record for all-time The Titans celebrated Senior Night Big West career digs. Croteau now has before Saturday night’s match, and 2,112 career digs with two regular seahonored the team’s three seniors, libe- son matches remaining. ro Cami Croteau, setter Genie Fran“It has been a lot of fun. I’ve played cisco and middle blocker Erin Saddler. with Erin and Cami for so many “It’s bittersweet, on the one hand years. So it’s nice ending our careers we’re ending our volleyball careers to- together,” Francisco said. “It’s a really a gether and on the other we are doing good feeling that we’re leaving a legacy extremely well this year; better than behind and hopefully future Titans we were projected to. We’re finishing can try to top it. I’m glad that we are on top of the Big West. Plus we’ve able to set the bar in our final year.” been successful overall and we keep Francisco finished right behind breaking records,” Saddler said of her Croteau’s 20 digs, with 12 of her own four years at CSUF. against visiting UCR. Sophomore setSaddler collected game-high kills ter Gabrielle Dewberry picked up a in both matches, but shared that career-high four service aces and justat with junior outside hitter Torrie nior setter Andrea Ragan dished out Brown against UCI with 11. Saddler 35 assists to help balance out the atalso added 10 digs to her stat line giv- tack. ing her, her The Titans eighth doublehit .360 on the It’s important to take double of the night, as Sadseason. Also dler claimed care of teams like Irvine and helping the a game-high, Riverside who test us and Titans against 13 kills, while make sure we play Titan UCI were Brown and sophomore Neto added volleyball... middle blocker nine kills of - Cami Croteau Kayla Neto their own and Senior libero and junior outhit .615 and side hitter Leah .471 respecMaurer, who tively. Helping both added eight kills, while help- to keep the Highlanders at bay was ing the Titans hit .242 as a team, and Neto again leading all players with holding the Anteaters to a .103 hitting four blocks, while Ragan contributed percentage. three of her own. “Our team definitely stayed strong and consistent throughout the weekend,” Croteau said. “It’s important to take care of teams like Irvine and Riverside who test us and make sure we play Titan volleyball. Even though we hit a tight spot in our third set against Riverside where we were down 21-24, we know we have to remain confident and play a clean game. I have a lot of trust in our team and I’m excited for the end of conference play.” The Titans wrap up their recordbreaking 2010 season on the road, as they face UCI, Friday, and Cal State Northridge, Saturday. Both matches start at 7 p.m. Daily Titan
Upset leads to finals appearance ELLIOT COOK Daily Titan
Having lost twice to UC Irvine already this season, things were looking bleak for the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team going into the Big West Conference semifinals. The Titans were able to put the past behind them though and pulled out the biggest victory in a decade winning 2-1. With the win the Titans advanced to the Big West finals against UC Santa Barbara. The first half was very fast paced with both teams committing fouls, but the possession was mostly UCI’s for the first 45 minutes. The Titans were without junior goalkeeper Trevor Whiddon and had freshman Bryan Escalante instead. Escalante played great all game saving seven shots, including a few blasts that were pure reaction saves. The Titans were able to get on the board 28 minutes into the match after a gorgeous pass from redshirt sophomore defender Jonathan Birt to junior forward Nick Posthuma who made it 1-0. UCI kept up on their attack, but the Titans were able to keep up with counter attacks. Sophomore midfielder Oscar Aguero stole a UCI pass and shot a
pass to junior midfielder Kevin Venegas who made a series of dribbles then sent the ball into the left side of the net. Venegas’ seventh goal of the season made the game 2-0. UCI didn’t give up in the second half though, and came out firing. The Titans knew this would happen though and were prepared. “We knew they would come out with fire,” Escalante said. “Our defense was ready for them to make their push, and we handled it.” Escalante time after time had shots flying at him but the defense was up to the challenge. UCI was able to score with 12 minutes left off a shot outside the box that Escalante had no chance at. “We finally played a full 90 minutes. We dominated in the air and took it to them tonight,” Venegas said. Junior midfielder Mike Denny and senior midfielder Antonio Vernaschi was solid all game long on defense and made sure UCI wasn’t able to tie up the game. “We came proper with our tackles and beat them to balls all night,” Vernaschi said. The Titans went onto the finals Saturday and lost 3-1 to UCSB, but it was the program’s first trip ever to the Big West championship.
Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
KAREN DICKINSON / Daily Titan Junior midfielder Michael Denny takes control of the air on Nov. 10 against UC Irvine.
CELIA LIRA / Daily Titan The Titan ice hockey club demonstrated character and strength in their 4-1 victory over USC.
... Continued from page 1 With 11:34 remaining in the third period, the Trojans made their first goal of the night, leaving the Titans ahead by one. Just three minutes later, the Titans answered back when senior center Chris Houlihan made a steal, faked out the goalie and placed the puck off the post and into the net, increasing the gap to 3-1. The Titans were on fire as they had yet another goal with 59 seconds left when sophomore forward Jacob Daniel broke past the defense and knocked in some insurance. The Titans pulled out an upset, beating the Trojans in a final score of 4-1. “It felt great to beat USC again,” said freshman hockey club member Jake Brummett. “We came out to practice last week really focused and with a chip on our shoulder from last week’s overtime loss to UCLA.” Pulling out this win and being able to take advantage of opportunities on the ice is just what the team needed after a disappointing loss the week before, said junior goalkeeper Alex “MillSauce” Miller. “We realized we needed to focus on putting more pucks on the net and converting on our power play,” Miller said, and by doing so in practice, they were able to capitalize in game time. Junior defender Tyler Hainey said after the team lost to UCLA Nov. 6, practices were altered to enhance what the team was capable of accomplishing. “Coach made dry land (practices) mandatory,” Hainey said. “As a team, we increased the tempo on the ice, which ultimately paid off as we came home with the win.” With such an aggressive game, the Titans said they felt there were many key aspects that attributed to their win, but a key play from Houlihan kept the energy and excitement up all night. “The highlight was definitely watching Chris “Clip” Houlihan deck their goalie out of his jock and convert on his breakaway late into the game,” Miller said. “That move was highlightreel quality, he definitely showed up to play chill (Hockey).”
Game Two CSUF vs. UCLA ANDERS HOWMANN For the Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton Titan hockey club outhustled and outmatched UCLA Saturday, generating a 10-4 victory at the KHS Ice Arena. The Titan offense maintained a continuous barrage of shots keeping the Bruins on the defensive for the majority of the game. CSUF had four goals on the board in the first period while UCLA was falling behind right from the start. The Titans maintained composure through a tough double-penalty in the second period and put in four more goals during the third. According to Titan Goalkeeper Coach David Bezeau, several players were injured and the team changed up lines one and two just before their game against USC the night before. The Titans seemed unaffected by these changes however, for they beat USC 4-1 and showed great cohesion and endurance against UCLA. The Titans put goals on the scoreboard early on. Sophomore forward Jacob Daniel scored the first goal at 8:40 as he charged into UCLA’s zone and wrapped around Bruin goalkeeper Al Ricciardelli. Daniel went on score two more for the hat trick on the night. “I’ve been shooting a lot more in practice,” Daniel said after the game. “I also got a lot of help from my team member (junior forward) Shane Galaviz.” In the first period, CSUF was in UCLA’s zone constantly and outshot them 23 shots to nine. Before the period came to a close, Titan juniors, forward Dalton Braniff and center Elan Duneav, lined up two goals of their own. All nine attempts that went through the CSUF defense were blocked by junior goalkeeper Brandon Heethius. In the second period, the Bruins began to go on the offensive. At 3:03 freshman forward Mark Yost put a goal on the board and two more would follow. The Titan defense started to get physical, leading to the ejection of freshman defender Brandon Booth and a double-penalty at the end of the period. UCLA began to attack the Titan zone as the defense tried desperately to hold them off. UCLA failed to capitalize on the two-man advantage and even allowed the Titans to step up on offense in the closing minutes. As the Titans entered the third period, sophomore defender Payne Sauer put in a goal to extend the CSUF lead and build more momentum. The teams would charge in and out of the other’s zone, with the Titans continuing to take shots on UCLA. The Titan offense was more organized, passing the puck through the Bruin defense with ease. Both teams continued to become more and more aggressive with harder hits and an outbreak of of small scuffles. The Bruin offense was able to salvage one final goal before the end of the game, but the final period saw the Titans score four. The 10-4 victory was a huge one for the Titans after they lost to UCLA Nov. 6 in overtime, 6-5. “We realized that we knew we were better than them,” Braniff said. He cited the CSUF’s ability to outwork UCLA as the main reason for their victory. UCLA Head Coach Mark Francis, said that multiple injuries affected his team’s performance. “We were missing our three top guys,” Francis said at the end of the game. The victory was a great way for the Titans to end the weekend. The TItans look forward to playing a twogame set against the Arizona State Sun Devils in Arizona starting Friday at 8:30 p.m.