Vol. 88 Issue 45
November 29, 2010
Titans make history by winning Big West
For the first time in school history women’s volleyball wins conference and takes home Coach and Player of the Year
WHAT’S INSIDE OPINION Hippie Health: Altering the state of food ........................................4
Save ethnic studies
FEATURES Biannual Patchwork Festival comes to Santa Ana ........................................5
Campus hosts event to raise awareness and repeal an Arizona bill that bans the teaching of ethnic studies courses. See ARIZONA, page 3
SPORTS Women’s basketball claim their first two home games ........................................8
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tour comes to Cal State Fullerton
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As the men’s basketball team creeps into the regular season, the squad prevails on the road and at home with a total of 201 points in three games
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Planning for Uncertainty Michael Parker’s controversial return to Cal State Fullerton KEITH COUSINS Daily Titan
Despite budget cuts and tuition hikes, retired Chief Information Technology Officer Michael Parker now holds the position interim director of university planning at Cal State Fullerton. After spending most of his career working at CSUF in various positions, Parker was asked to return once again to CSUF in 2008 by President Milton A. Gordon. “(University planning) is anticipating what we should do in the face of uncertainty, to maximize the value we bring to students and the community with no real sense of how the budget is going to go,” Parker said. “We are always working in a realm of really large uncertainty - all I really know for next year is that if we let students in, we make a commitment to graduate them.” According to an article posted by CSUF’s Inside - the official online news and information newsletter for CSUF - on Nov. 11 2008, the director of university planning is, “responsible for managing and coordinating a comprehensive and ongoing university strategic planning process that further advances Cal State Fullerton’s commitment to excellence… also is expected to measure planning outcomes and monitor progress of the strategic plan.” Parker, who retired in 2005 after 31 years of work for CSUF, returned to serve as interim director in a parttime capacity. There are currently no plans to hire someone to be the fulltime director due to the budget cuts and recession. “I agreed to come back, to do this while we are having the budget crisis and until things stabilize enough so that they can go search for somebody full time,” Parker said. According to a database of state worker salaries in the Sacramento Bee, Parker made $165,104 in 2009 for his work as interim director – a consultant position. “He is our Halliburton,” said Mahamood M. Hassan, an accounting professor and Faculty Rights Representative for CSUF for the California Faculty Association. “The federal government complained about the military giving all of these contracts to Halliburton, of which Cheney was the CEO - it’s the same thing.”
MARK SAMALA / Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball junior guard Orlando Brown (left) attempts a lay-up as Toreros’ senior guard Matt Dorr rises up to defend him. Brown finished with six points and two steals as the Titans went on to win 62-59.
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A small grin was written across his face as he left the locker room. After a game like today’s who wouldn’t be smiling? Cal State Fullerton’ men’s basketball senior guard Devon Peltier couldn’t help but smile as the final score read 62-59 over the San Diego Toreros at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. After a slow start in the opening minutes in the first half, Peltier didn’t hesitate to attack the basket and came out with a team-leading 10 points at the half. “My teammates told me to keep shooting, and once I had those guys behind me, it urged my con-
fidence to keep shooting and find my way to the bucket,” Peltier said. The first half was a relentless battle for the ball and it didn’t even seem to phase each team that there were no points in the paint or on the fast-break. It was all a battle over who wanted it more, the Titans (1-3) or Toreros (1-3). Redshirt junior forward Orane Chin’s 11 points, eight rebounds and three steals showed how hungry he was. It didn’t even seem to matter that he was fouled out, because everyone on the floor felt his presence with or without the ball. “My focus today was (to) hustle. To get loose balls and rebound and help my team win,” Chin said. The Titans hadn’t seen this team in over a decade, and yet it was like no tomorrow as CSUF started four guards and one forward, as if playing with two
post players recovering from injuries wasn’t hard enough. The Titans, came away with 11 points off the bench and an eight second-chance points for a 2821 lead over the Toreros in the first. The second half was led by Chin, who put away six unanswered points in the opening minutes, as the Titans would follow him in his footsteps. The Toreros found a way to make it difficult for CSUF to play smart basketball as the Titans committed a total of 22 personal fouls, three Titans fouled out. San Diego to gained momentum and charged back from 12-point deficit to take the lead with a tremendous three-pointer from senior guard Matt Dorr on the left wing with 4:03 remaining. See MEN’S BASKETBALL, page 8
Providing for those in need St. Bernardine Medical Center serves 700 Thanksgiving meals JESSICA RUBIO For the Daily Titan
World record attempt raises cancer awareness Participants gathered on campus to apply sunscreen at the same time KATIE EVANS Daily Titan
Supporters of the Spot A Spot project gathered on campus Nov. 20 to break the Guinness World Record for most people applying sunscreen in one location at one time. There needed to be 252 participants, but there were only 152. Despite pouring rain, Spot A Spot representatives from UC Irvine and Cal State Fullerton and sponsors set up booths and handed out information to those who came for the event, or those who walked by. “The purpose of this is to raise awareness of the effects of sun damage and the need to wear proper sunscreen,” said Tricia Trimble, 41, president of Suntegrity Skincare, sunscreen sponsor for UCI’s melanoma walk. Trimble started the company because her mother died from melanoma.
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JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Despite the rain, 152 participants gathered on campus Nov. 20 in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most people applying sunscreen at the same location and time.
Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all of the Thanksgiving fixings were served to hundreds of needy people Tuesday at the St. Bernardine Medical Center: Family Focus Center in San Bernardino. This program began 16 years ago when two St. Bernardine Medical Center: Family Focus employees, Linda McDonald and Crystal Wright, felt that they were very blessed in their lives and wanted to give back to those who were less fortunate in their community. The Family Focus Center Thanksgiving dinner had small and simple beginnings with only 50 guests in attendance. By the end of Thanksgiving night, however, 90 volunteers served over 700 meals to those in need. The Thanksgiving festivities began at 4 p.m. and lasted until the last serving of mashed potatoes were scooped. Families began lining up in the cold as early as 12:30 p.m. for their meal. Before the program began, volunteers were led in prayer by head coordinator, McDonald. “Gratitude,” McDonald said as she began the prayer. “To enact gratitude is generous and noble. But to live gratitude is to touch heaven.” See THANKSGIVING, page 2
IN OTHER NEWS
EU completes $113 billion bailout of Ireland LONDON – European officials rescued their second country in seven months Sunday, offering financially strapped Ireland a bailout package worth $113 billion in a bid to shore up confidence in the battered euro. Dublin quickly accepted the lifeline, hoping to calm investors ahead of the opening of international markets Monday. The move was a humiliating concession by the Irish government, which had insisted for weeks that it did not need outside help to deal with its crushing public debt and crippled banking sector. The EU-IMF loan package allocates $46.6 billion to prop up Ireland’s banks, with about $13 billion to be taken immediately and the rest held in reserve.
U.S. blurred lines between diplomats and spies WASHINGTON – U.S. diplomats have been asked by Washington to gather detailed financial data on their foreign counterparts, including the kinds of information usually sought by spies, according to diplomatic cables made public on Sunday. The cables, part of a massive release of secret U.S. dispatches by the activist website Wikileaks, show that U.S. diplomats have been asked to gather foreign diplomats’ credit card, frequent flier numbers and iris scans, as well as information on their internet identities and the telecommunications networks they use. The activities are laid out in dispatches that describe how the diplomats must fulfill their obligations under a previously undisclosed program called the “National Humint Collection Directive.”
STATE Prison overcrowding case heads to Supreme Court CALIFORNIA – The suicide rate in California’s overcrowded prisons is nearly twice the national average. One inmate dies every eight days from inadequate medical care. These are just two indicators cited in the 15-year legal battle over whether the state’s prisons are failing to provide humane medical care for 165,000 inmates. On Tuesday the problems of California’s prisons will move to a national stage, when the Supreme Court hears the state’s challenge to an extraordinary court order that would require the prison population to be reduced by one-fourth in two years. That could mean releasing or transferring more than 40,000 inmates, state lawyers say.
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PARKER: INTERIM DIRECTOR
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Parker’s salary ranks him in the top 10 highest paid of all CSUF employees for 2009. “In my view, a full-time director of planning should be earning about the same amount of money as an academic dean - that would be in the neighborhood of $150,000 to $160,000 per year,” said Mark Shapiro, an emeritus physics professor. “Thus, a half-time director of planning should be receiving no more than $75,000 to $80,000 per year.” David Allen Dowell of Cal State Long Beach, who serves full time as director of Strategic Planning (a similar position) as well as vice provost and a professor of psychology, earned $157,489.96 in 2009, according to the same database. According to Parker, however, the salary total is not accurate because the database salaries are judged based on a calendar year, starting Jan. 1 and ending Dec. 31. His actual salary is based on the academic year, which starts July 1 and ends June 30. This accounts for the dramatic difference in pay Parker received from 2008 and 2009. In 2008 his annual salary was reported as $40,996. “(President Gordon and Parker) made an agreement about what it would take to have me come out here and cover my costs,” Parker said. “My
home is in Arizona - I am paying for a home out there as well as a home out here while I do this. My job was to cover my cost and actually see if I could come out ahead. I think this year I will actually make a few bucks. But up until this year I haven’t made any money at all.” Due to his status as an annuitant – a former state employee who earns a retirement allowance, in Parker’s case $105,129.84 a year, according to California Pension Reform Database – Parker cannot work more than 120 days a year by law. Parker, however, said he is free to donate his time to University Planning and often does because he wants to. “I want the people of California to have the next generation be more educated and more capable than the generation before,” Parker said. “For the last 30 years we have been kind of slipping – it’s not healthy for the state. My colleagues and I are just intent upon, we are going to make this work one way or another.” Parker’s colleagues, such as Gordon, cited his years of experience working for CSUF as not only the reason he was asked to take the position, but the reason he is excelling at it as well. “Mike had served in a number of capacities on the campus for 31 years and had been involved many ways
with campus planning,” Gordon said. “I think Mike has done a great job of communicating and developing the planning process to the entire campus over the last two years.” Andrew Lopez, vice president of Associated Students Inc., also expressed similar satisfaction to the role Parker has played at CSUF as interim director. “Mike Parker has excelled in his position as interim director of University Planning,” Lopez said. “I think he is a good fit for this position because he works well with all levels of the campus community, and he is not afraid to challenge current processes.” However, Hassan expressed concern with Parker’s qualifications for the position. “What does he know about long range planning? He is not a business professor; he is a counselor,” Hassan said. “They could have hired one of our business professors to do (longrange planning), people who actually teach it in the management department - they could have said ‘You are a professor, you normally teach four classes a semester, well we are going to give you two classes and the other two classes you do this work he is doing.’” Hassan added that the general criteria for hiring a part-time lecturer is around $5,000 per class and that the salary being paid to Parker could have been used to offer more classes.
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Titan Toy Drive: TSU Main Lobby, ongoing through Dec. 9 Patrick Merrill: revelation: Begovich Gallery, 12p.m. to 4 p.m., ongoing
Tuesday Annual Glass and Ceramics Show: Grand Central Art Center Sales Gallery, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ongoing Mila Gokhman: Grand Central Art Center Project Room, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ongoing Joe Sorren: Interruption: Grand Central Art Center Main Gallery, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ongoing
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ASIP Snow Day: Quad, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trojan Woman: Grand Central Theatre, 8 p.m. Flute Ensemble: Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Friday Annual Glass and Ceramics Show: Grand Central Art Center Sales Gallery, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., ongoing JONATHAN GIBBY/Daily Titan Thanksgiving dinner was provided to those in the community who were without food. St. Bernardine Medical Center distributed clothes as well.
... Continued from page 1 As soon as the prayer ended, the volunteers rushed out the hot trays of food and began serving the meals. Guests moved through the line of food with huge smiles and grateful hearts as they sat at festive linen covered tables with floral centerpieces. Food baskets, free flu shots, dental screening, nutrition information, games for children and jackets were also offered for every visitor. Jackie Kimball, the community health nurse, distributed about 70 flu shots. This was Kimball’s sixth year distributing flu shots to guest and volunteers at the Family Focus Center Thanksgiving Dinner. “It makes me feel happy to be available to these families because it helps the people with no access to health care,” Kimball said. “As a nurse, I’m doing something to help and prevent people from getting sick.” As the mini health fair continued, guests were offered free sweaters and jackets at the holiday boutique. The clothes were donated by the St. Bernardine Medical Center employees and others in the community. San Bernardino residents, mother and daughter Billie Jo Danowski and
Ruby Gonzalez were more than grateful for all that they received at the dinner. Their family of seven was stocked with a food basket for Thanksgiving and sweaters to fit all of the children in their family. “We were really in need this year,” Danowski said. “We called our local church when we had no food and they directed us here.” Gonzalez could not be happier with all of the food she ate that night, the cornbread stuffing was her favorite item. “As I took a bite of the stuffing, I was taken back to my childhood,” Gonzalez said. “Now, this is Thanksgiving.” The back lot of the Family Focus Center was bustling with guests and volunteers as food baskets, boxes and bags were carried out to each family. The donated food baskets were filled with canned food, stuffing, mashed potatoes, frozen turkeys,
bread and pasta, everything a family would need for an abundant Thanksgiving meal. Long-term volunteer, Debi Brewer, greeted each family with a food basket and gift certificates to Stater Bros. Brewer has been volunteering at the Thanksgiving dinner for 10 years. Her most memorable experience was when she served at the buffet line. “Everyone was just so thankful and grateful,” Brewer said. “Making a difference for one person makes it all worth the while.” Brewer has volunteered each year to help with every aspect of the dinner. From cutting pies to serving corn, she claims that there is nothing better than the feeling you get when helping others in need. The St. Bernardine Medical Center Thanksgiving Dinner proved to be a success for all. Hundreds of families and their volunteers left well fed, supplied, warm and happy.
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however, are finding new ways to get into some classes like establishing a personal relationship with the teacher who may help reserve space in a course. “Be willing to be flexible with your schedule,” said Gilbert Valencia, 20, a public administration major. “If you’re not sure about a class, e-mail the professor beforehand.” Valencia also emphasized the importance of checking the student portal to make sure no holds are placed on your account. In order to confirm your registration date and time, click on the “details” link in Titan Online. Students should remember that classes will be held for 72 hours, so be sure to pay all fees within the allotted time. “Always check your campus email for any updated information regarding campus fees and events,” said Michelle Samadi, Financial Aid office analyst. “If a student has any questions regarding registration, don’t wait till the last minute. Always think ahead and ask early before it is too late.”
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clear statistics of how ethnic studies have influenced the community of Latinos in Arizona and Cal State Fullerton hosts tour that throughout the nation. He stated that throughout the nation, only 24 fights for academic freedom percent of Latinos go to college. JENNA WEST For those students who go through the ethnic Daily Titan studies program, 80 percent go to college. He also stated that Chicano students are out shinning the next highest student group test scores The sound of social justice echoed through Cal on the high school exit exam in all three areas of State Fullerton’s campus Nov. 18 as the Save Eth- reading, writing and math. nic Studies Tour of Tucson, Ariz. brought awareBecause the majority of Arizona’s population ness to students and fund raised to repeal the HB is of Mexican and South American descent, tak2281 bill in state federal court. ing away a program that positively influences the The HB 2281 bill was passed May 11 and population’s education has led the community to banned the teaching of ethnic studies courses, be on the offensive. mainly Chicano studies, in grade levels K-12. “I hope there’s a heightened awareness and I HB 2281 was created a few weeks after SB 1070 hope I share some understanding on how it affects passed, which legalized racial profiling. every one’s violation of the First Amendment and The bill will be implemented January 2011 and the 14th Amendment,” Arce said. “It’s an attack those schools who violate the bill will lose 10 per- on humanity to resist the teaching of someone’s cent of state funding. culture.” Save Ethnic Studies Tour was While many states are alcreated by 12 educators to fight ready starting to copycat the What we want to do for academic freedom against bill, Acre predicted that the the bill that deems ethnic studis support the idea that bill’s influence will eventually ies as “promoting resentment make its way to college-level education should toward a class of people,” and ethnic studies programs. be equal... “promoting the overthrow of The funding for the tour the U.S. government.” will help to hire expert wit- Damien Montaño, The event began with an nesses to help testify in court. opening ceremony by Xipe ToCSUF chicano studies student An expert witness at CSUF tec, who preformed traditional is Miguel Zavala, who teaches Aztec dances that have been multicultural education and passed down for 800 years, and drew in a large has worked in the field of multiculturalism and crowd of onlookers. social activism. The main speaker of the event was the Director “Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary field of Mexican American studies of the Tucson Uni- that, historically, sets a precedent for other fields, fied School District, Sean Arce. precisely because it seeks to build from the knowlArce said before the presentation that the group edge of communities and redirect its studies and has filed for a conjunction of the bill in the Fed- research towards the betterment of communities,” eral Court of Arizona and the national tour is to Zavala said. help bring awareness and raise money for the deThe event was held by CSUF student group fense fund. C@SA, Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance. Arce also explained why it is crucial to students’ Internal Event Coordinator for C@SA, Damien education to continue with ethnic studies. Montaño, a junior Chicano Studies major, felt the “Virtually the bill eliminates the program of event greatly impacted the CSUF students based 2,500 kids in Chicano Studies classes which has on their feedback. demonstrated in the past 10 years a highly edu“What we want to do is support the idea that cated model that eliminates the drop out rates, 56 education should be equal,” Montaño said. “It just percent of those being Latino students,” Arce said. takes one person to connect the dots and conduct Throughout his presentation, Arce provided their own research and I feel we were successful.”
Watts inspires professor MATT PETROPOLUS Daily Titan
Gregory Christopher Brown, 51, a Cal State Fullerton criminal justice professor, grew up in South Central Watts. In order to survive, he entrenched himself in school. Brown now dedicates his life to helping others and enriching the minds of his students. Brown jokingly said that his motto is, “Live hard, die hard” because of his tough childhood. Brown and his three siblings grew up in poverty, but he did not realize it at the time because he had enough food to eat and shelter over his head. His mother would never let them go hungry, no matter what. His mother and siblings were Brown’s strength throughout his life; he would lean on them for guidance. His stepfather died when he was a teenager. Brown believes he and his siblings are successful because of their mother and that it was because of her that they survived South Central Watts. A typical day for Brown growing up was going to school and having to always be aware of his surroundings. He had to run from threatening people on more than one occasion. Brown also remembers being shot at multiple times for no particular reason. One of the first occasions occurred during his middle school years, when he was 12 years old. A shotgun was fired, and the shotgun shells fell onto Brown’s coat. Brown chalked it up to being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Brown vividly remembers that a couple years later, at the age of 14, a high school peer pulled a gun on him. The act of almost getting shot shook Brown up. From his mother, Brown knew that education was his way out of the ghetto, but he never told his mother about the shooting incidents because she would worry. Brown graduated from Centennial High School in the City of Compton. He graduated and attended UC Santa Cruz, where he received his bachelor’s degree in sociology. He also earned a
master’s degree and doctorate from UC were being burglarized and the thief was stealing items from faculty offices. Irvine. Brown’s interest in criminal justice Brown set up a camera and the thief grew out of his childhood growing up was caught on tape leaving with one of in a rough area. He saw that very few Brown’s pies. “Professor Brown is so relaxed, welescaped and many became involved with gangs, drugs and delinquent be- coming and I thought he would be the last guy to hunt down a criminal behavior. He wanted to learn how to solve cause he is so friendly,” Dery said. Brown laughs at this story every and fix the problems of underprivileged children in unruly neighbor- time someone brings it up. He didn’t hoods. Brown moved away from Watts want to be known as a snitch but his for these reasons and started a life away colleagues see him as a detective and crime fighter. from the troubles of his hometown. Brown also prides himself on getBrown visits Watts as much as he can. However, he did have to leave his ting to know his students. Stacy Larson, 25, a criminal justice old friends behind as well as his homemajor, remembers the time professor town to make a better life, he said. He has taught for 21 years and en- Brown found out she had a phobia. “One day there was a spider on joys every minute of it. He has taught at UC Santa Barbara, Chapman Uni- my desk and I screamed. From then versity, Cal State Long Beach and has on, professor Brown continued to taught at CSUF joke with me for the past six for the rest of years. He has the semester,” He brings diversity created a strong Larson said. “I (to) the major and a strong reputation for really enjoy his being an inter- influence from the African classes and am esting and en- American community... currently in anjoyable teacher. other one this - James Lasley, He enters semester.” CSUF criminal justice professor the classroom Brown might on time and is joke a lot but he dressed in a sharp suit every day. His is a very caring and sensitive individual. tall stature makes him appear intimi- His sensitivity has led him to become dating. a born-again Christian. Brown consid“I like him as a teacher because he ers this one of his biggest accomplishkeeps it interesting, and he is not bor- ments. ing,” said Manny Garcia, 24, a criminal However, Brown is also a fierce justice student. “His personal stories competitor. He will challenge anyone from his childhood bring the material to two of his favorite hobbies: basketinto real life situations.” ball and dominoes. When he is not Other students appreciate Brown competing, Brown is making an imfor his professional style and upfront pact on his colleagues and students’ attitude. lives due to his respect for others. “He makes class a lot of fun, but “I worked together with professor respect is key for professor Brown. He Brown at Chapman, where he was my always tells us that he will never disre- boss. He was a great guy to work for and spect us, as long as we do not disrespect always treated everyone with respect,” him,” said Jairo Alonzo, 21, a criminal said James Lasley, 47, a fellow criminal justice major. “That is why when you justice professor. “I encouraged him to take one of his classes, if you pay at- apply for Fullerton and was really glad tention, then it will make for a great he got the job. He brings diversity (to) experience.” the major and a strong influence from Even professors are fond of Brown. the African American community.” Max Dery, 49, a criminal justice Brown believes treating others the and political science professor, remem- way you would like to be treated are bers the capturing of the pie thief. The words to live by, and it is the way he Criminal Justice Department offices treats he colleagues and students.
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RECORD: APPLYING SUNSCREEN
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Students and supporters gathered at Cal State Fullerton and attempted to break a Guinness World Record by applying sunscreen at the same time. Although the turnout was not as big as expected, Spot A Spot sought to teach youth about the dangers of sun damage.
... Continued from page 1 Spot A Spot is part of a cancer prevention program for young people, which goes to high schools and middle schools to teach youth about the dangers of sun damage to the skin, said Lennie Sender, 52, director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program at CHOC Children’s Hospital and UCI. “Melanoma, which is the most malignant skin cancer, the most dangerous skin cancer, occurs in young people,” Sender said. “Skin cancer is the number one cause of death as a disease under the age of 40.” The project was started to honor a UCI second-year medical student, Joel Myres, who died from melanoma in 2001. Since its foundation, the group has spoken to thousands of students in Orange County, according to the Spot A Spot website. Although it was founded at UCI, Spot A Spot has spread to CSUF as well. Part of the UCI chapter and the CSUF chapter worked together to put the event on. “We started working with a Contact Us at firstname.lastname@example.org
group of CSUF students. They call themselves Kinergy. They had this idea of; why don’t we try to break a world record just so we can get Spot A Spot out there and let the public know that Spot A Spot is here,” said Amelia Ahmed, UCI Spot A Spot chapter representative. However, with the weather hitting near 60 degrees and the rain at a constant shower, as well as the event taking place the first day of Thanksgiving break, the turnout was less than expected. Regardless, the 152 students and supporters gathered in a roped off area in front of the Student Recreation Center and applied sunscreen under hooded jackets and umbrellas for two minutes. “Maybe we could just break a record of how many students put sunscreen on in the rain,” Ahmed said. Although the record was not broken, the Spot A Spot representatives were optimistic about the information they handed out. To them, if any life can be saved, it is a job well done. “I think there’s a lot of people who go out and bake in the sun and don’t think it’s any big deal, and in essence, there’s foundations
that have started for girls who have died at age 20 because of melanoma skin cancer,” Trimble said. As the president of Suntegrity Skincare, she has developed a nontoxic version of sunscreen that also has an internal vitamin D3 supplement. To get involved with the Spot A Spot or the National Melanoma Awareness Project at CSUF visit SpotASpot.org.
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Despite the rain, 152 people applied sunscreen to raise awareness of skin cancer. dailytitan.com/news
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Health Say NO to GMOs
According to the Institute for Responsible Technology, “A genetically modified organism is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal. The foreign genes may come from bacteria, viruses, insects, animals or even humans. Because this involves the transfer of genes, GMOs are also known as “transgenic organisms.” I can’t speak for the rest of you but there is nothing appetizing about that definition. Transferring genes across species? Really? We live in an age of technological advancements, but when it comes to using technology to alter the conventional state of our food, we might be taking it a little too far. GMOs are used to supposedly enhance flavor, add nutritional health benefits, increase shelf life and increase productivity. However, the only two “traits” seen in GMO products are the ability to tolerate herbicides in foods and the ability to produce pesticides in plants. Interesting. What happened to a plant just being a plant? According to the Institute for Responsible technology GM foods in the U.S. are: –soy (91 percent), cotton (88 percent), canola (88 percent), Corn (85 percent), sugar beets (90 percent), hawaiian papaya (more than 50 percent), zucchini and yellow squash (small amount), and Tobacco (Quest brand).
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Students and the DUI syndrome People don’t realize how much drunk driving can derail their lives KAREN DICKINSON Daily Titan
“Please step out of the car” are words no one who took shots wants to hear when driving home. I have labeled it “the DUI syndrome” that plagues the younger generation. There are the people who receive DUIs and learn from their mistakes, but sometimes the issue is taken too lightly.
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Islamophobia must end Our illogical fear of Islam will ultimately cause us suffering CHRIS POTRYKUS Daily Titan
Fear. It is the greatest and most powerful of all human emotions. Jedi Master Yoda spoke about fear in The Phantom Menace saying, “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.” As for real world America, we seem to be teetering on the edge of
hate and suffering. Islamaphobia has once again reared it’s ugly head and in one of the most sacred of American traditions. During the elections Nov. 2, voters in Oklahoma overwhelmingly voted to pass a bill that banned state judges from considering Islamic Sharia law in court cases, according to ABC news. Along with the still embattled “ground zero mosque,” as well as protests against mosques from Tennessee to Temecula, according to the New York Times, fear of Islam is driving the nation closer and closer to hate. Even the new, extremely invasive full-body security scanners
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I feel DUIs are becoming so common among college students that they are viewed as just another infraction. “I can think of two people that have gotten them and they really didn’t take it seriously once they could drive again they still would drink and drive. It is just like a consequence they deal with and don’t really think about after the process is over,” said Beth Velasco, 20. When I hear the acronym “DUI” I hear: “My future will be tainted forever if I get one,” in my head. Of course this is me being my dramatic self, but DUIs do stay on your record for more than a year
at the airport are a result of the fear that’s running the nation. Not only do these scanners blast you with radiation but also expose everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) for fear of another “underwear bomber.” Is it too brash of me to point out that this Islamaphobia thing is really getting ridiculous? Especially with regards to the Oklahoma law. I can understand the argument behind the ground zero mosque about sensitivity. And I suppose the full-body scanner is rational if it actually catches someone, which it probably won’t, trying to sneak something not so nice onto a plane. But I draw the line at the Oklahoma law. Stephen Colbert couldn’t have said it any better, in his own satirical way, “Just because something doesn’t exist doesn’t mean you shouldn’t ban it.” Which is why I’m glad that a federal judge has blocked the law until Nov. 22, when a court hearing will take place on the law’s obvious lack of constitutionality, hindering the freedom of religion. We, as a nation, absolutely cannot continue to allow fear to drive us to irrational decisions. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. And in the end, it will be American citizens who suffer.
and that is enough incentive to drink more since she would never keep me from drinking and driv- have to drive, it is more of a buring. den on the people around you beThe question should never be cause you have to drive them every whom the soberest person is leav- where and it gave her more of an exing a party. The designated driver cuse to drink because she couldn’t should never drive no matter be just a little what,” said Ely“buzzed,” bese Matillo, 19. Sometimes while in cause although Some peocollege, you feel wrongly you don’t feel ple learn from too drunk a their mistakes invincible... breathalyzer while others could probably completely disprove otherregard the conwise. sequences. “I think it’s common with peoA DUI seems like a small slap ple our age because we really don’t on the wrist for some and it is obknow our limit and were used to viously more serious than that to getting trashed every night, said others. Autumn Peoples, 21. According to the Century Police officers don’t ask the Council, distillers fighting drunk driver whether or not they feel driving and underage drinking, drunk. 214,828 arrests in 2008 were atThey ask them to step out of the tributed to driving under the car and breathe into an instrument influence and 1,028 driving fathat calculates the truth of what talities were linked to alcohol imthey claim to have consumed. pairment. So then you have to wonder A DUI should serve as a wakewhether DUI sanctions are appro- up call not just a temporary sancpriate. tion. A first-time offender gets their Sometimes while in college, you licensed suspended for four to six wrongfully feel invincible. months; second and third-time ofPeople may not be fully aware of fenders get 24 months of suspen- how badly a DUI can affect their sion. lives. They setback people’s lives. Along with license suspension, It’s not until you see flashing come fines that vary from $390 to lights and hear an officer directing $1300 and possible probation and you to pull over, that you realize big brother is watching you. or jail time. Make good choices. “My friend with a DUI would
–Oils from soy protein, soy lecithin, cornstarch, corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup among others. Processed foods (packaged products you buy in your local super market). According to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with genetically modified food, including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system.” Although there have not been any studies done on humans, virtually every study done on animals has resulted in major health concerns. FDA scientists have repeatedly given their concerns regarding GM foods and how they can cause serious health risks, and to this day they remain ignored. The genes from viruses and bacteria being transferred into our food are being introduced into the human food supply for the first time. Since we have not yet been exposed, the risks are unknown. Personally I would rather my food be grown the conventional way rather than having bacteria genes integrated with it. Even though GMOs have not been directly proven to cause health risks and harm to the human population, we know for a fact they are dangerous for animals. If reading this article has made you question our food supply, you can take action and stop GMOs. Buying 100-percent organic food and buying non-GMO foods (some places specify) will provide you with a GMO-free food supply. I want each of you to have a better understanding of what the food you are eating actually consists of, and in this case, what strands of DNA are being put into them. Remember, as consumers we have the final say of what we will buy. We have the power to take a stand and end GMOs. Peace, Love and Recycle!
FEATURES Arts, crafts made with an indie twist November 29, 2010
Local goods attracts craft admirers to the Patchwork Festival ERIN BRADLEY Daily Titan
Hundreds braved the cold temperatures and howling winds to browse through eco-friendly and locally made goods at the biannual Patchwork Festival. Shoppers warmed up with organic tea and coffee, bought handknitted scarves and beanies to get cozy, and beeswax chapstick to sooth their dry and cracking lips. Over 80 vendors and hundreds more shoppers filled Buffalo Street in Santa Ana for the Patchwork festival, an indie arts and crafts event that promotes local artists and handmade goods. The event, hosted by the Road Less Traveled store in Santa Ana, was started in 2006 as a trendy, affordable and eco-friendly variation of the traditional arts and crafts fair. Vendors sell food, artwork, clothing, candles, glassware, stationary and more, all made locally around Southern California. Jenn Gomez, who teaches workshops at the Road Less Traveled Store, had a booth at the event for the first time, where she sold handmade goods. “This is my first show I’ve ever done, I’ve only done it online before now, so I’m very excited,” said Gomez, who sells online at TraditionallyUnique.etsy.com. “I’ve sold a few items. Now that the sun is shining and it’s getting warmer, it might get better.” Gomez creates reusable dinnerware, women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry, ranging in price from $8 to $88. Gomez’s booth was tucked among nearly 100 other vendors, cramming the narrow street and adjoining parking lot. The thick crowd, bundled in winter coats and
ERIN BRADLEY / Daily Titan An array of quirky, homemade plush dolls were available for purchase at the Patchwork Indie Arts and Crafts Festival by vendor V is for Violet. These dolls are just some of the many handmade goods that were out on display.
scarves, fought the biting wind to shop the booths in search of Christmas gifts, home décor and handmade kitsch. “The Patchwork festival is a little different, it has more of a design side than an art side,” said Hiromi Takizawa, a Cal State Fullerton graduate who sold hand-blown glass at the event. “It’s my first time having a booth, I’m a little nervous.” Takizawa sells hand-blown flasks, ornaments and dishes made from recycled glass and ranging in price from $12 to $48. Veteran vendor Marianna Gonzalez has been selling her nauticalthemed accessories and bags at craft
shows since she started sewing a couple months ago. “I really like the nautical theme,” said 19-year-old Gonzalez, who goes to Fullerton College. “I know how to sew, and so I bought fabric and started putting stuff together.” Gonzalez sells nautical style headbands, hair accessories, bags and laptop cases that range from $5 to $40. “There’s more people (at Patchwork),” Gonzalez said, but more people does not necessarily guarantee more sales. “She is a little bummed, because she’s not getting sales,” said Gonzalez’ sister, Jari who has joined Gonzalez at other festivals includ-
ing Craft Riot, Patchwork Long Beach and the Foodie Festival. “It’s all about the experience. To me, it’s awesome, she should be proud of it. She thought of it on her own and she’s expressing her creativity, so I think it’s pretty cool.” The Patchwork Festival creatively blends craft, design and art to provide vendors a place to showcase their work.
It allows shoppers to buy products that are conscious, eco-friendly and locally made, which supports the local economy, and gives money back to the artists. Putting the artists in one place allows vendors to compare ideas and techniques, perfect their crafts and get feedback from others. “I like meeting a lot of different, creative people, and getting inspira-
tion,” Takizawa said. For artists like Takizawa, and designers like Gomez and Gonzalez, the Patchwork Festival is more than a place to sell their goods. It is a place of community. For more information on the Patchwork Festival and the vendors at the event, visit PatchworkShow. com or visit the Road Less Traveled Store.
On the road to Arizona
MARYANNE SHULTS / Daily Titan The long road to Arizona gives insight to the many travelers who pass by on the rural life that exists outside of California.
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“On a long and lonesome highway, east of Omaha…” The lyrics to Bob Seger’s well-known ‘70s tune were playing in my head as I awoke from a daze. It was a lonely stretch of road, but I was not on a Harley with the wind in my face, nor was I east of much except stately saguaro cactus, sand and the occasional tumbleweed. I reflected on the weekend journey. It began with my being compressed into a rented Pontiac Vibe, sequestered to the backseat because my husband John always insists on driving and Kenny, our 6’ 2” son just doesn’t physically bend to fit in the back. I didn’t mind squeezing into the allotted space, sharing the backseat with our overweight dog, Hunny, a 75-pound red-haired mix of Chow and Akita. We headed to my aunt and uncle’s home west of Phoenix in Goodyear, Ariz. for the weekend. For most, driving this route from the Orange County area, means a direct shot out Interstate 10 for about 350 miles. Not so much for my family. My husband detests the interstate system. Since the invention of the mobile GPS, he will seek out an alternative route offering roads most would avoid. I was outnumbered on the testosterone meter and knew I’d be subjected to rural two-lane roads, pitted from neglect, offering a bumpy ride. I committed to bringing dessert for Thanksgiving dinner, and since tradi-
tionally it’s pie, John decided we would take a detour to Julian Pie Company. We left Mission Viejo in the morning and headed south on Interstate 5 towards San Diego. Our first stop, at my insistence was an ocean overlook on Camp Pendleton just south of San Onofre. This picturesque rest area was the ideal place to stop and look at the ocean, breathe the fresh air and relax before continuing our journey. Continuing south, we exited at route 78 and headed inland. The bedroom communities and commercialism slowly changed to rural surroundings, from sprawling ranches to the occasional tiny single-story home complete with three junked cars in the middle of the front yard. Our first destination was the Julian Pie Company. Famous for their fresh, delicious apple pies, this small familyowned business started in 1986. Julian offers the tourist a mixture of unique gift shops, but its history allows an assortment of antiques including old china, black and white movie stills wrapped in protective plastic, farm tools and discarded hubcaps. With an apple, pumpkin and pecan pie tucked among the luggage, we continued on route 78. The land changed from pine-strewn mountains into granite-capped hills jutting up from the desert floor as it heads east across the Anza-Borrego desert. Lessons learned are bridges burned, or so the cliché says. Then why hadn’t I learned that if I drink a 24-ounce cup of coffee before a long drive, it means numerous, often desperate, stops for potty breaks. There are no fast-food
restaurants or gas stations, or even a rest area with a pit toilet out there. Note to self: bring toilet paper. Second note to self: Do not bother to style hair and more importantly, do not use hairspray. Without landform breaks, the wind whips across the desert. My hair was now stuck on one side of my head. The only people on the road with us were motor homes towing assortments of off-road toys as we neared Ocotillo Wells. The pavement was filled with sudden dips that tendered shouts of glee. These water bars, arranged strategically to allow runoff from the distant mountains during the sudden desert monsoon, have more g-force than the best roller coaster. After passing south of the Salton Sea, the desert was filled with randomly parked campers and eventually the infamous sand playground of Glamis. Because this was sheer heaven for the males in our car, we stopped and chatted with the leather-clad recreationists driving everything from small go-karts to expensive custom dune buggies, sharing their weekend tales. We continued on the desolate route 78 that often jogged north, then east. Eventually, we hit Interstate 10 in Blythe, Calif., crossing the Colorado River, and into Arizona. I looked at the positive of the situation — I could twist a bit, hoping the shoulder strap of the seat belt didn’t strangle me when the child lock engaged. I tucked a sweatshirt under my head, and did what I like best on a road trip — sleep. I’d seen enough for one day. dailytitan.com/features
November 29, 2010
ALAYNA DURAN / Daily Titan Two friends, part of a race crew, change out tires and prepare their car, a Honda CRX-89 model, before a street race that is held during the night in San Bernardino. Street races are illegal but are still popular among 20-something-year-old crowds.
The need for speed ALAYNA DURAN Daily Titan
As the sun goes down and the stars shine through, the engines start to roar. The loud synced exhausts from street racers are heard throughout the streets. The joy for cars is in their veins. They travel in packs with the passion to ride. Fontana-based crew, I Track, is one of many crews down to race. Several days a week they meet up with different crews and set up races. The love for
cars seems to progress into the excitement to race. “I have a 2000 Civic hatchback, and a ‘05 Audi,” said 21-year-old, Edwin*. “You get butterflies when you’re racing, it’s definitely an adrenaline rush, and once you’re off it’s a whole different world.” These adrenaline rushes can progress into top-notch speeds. This type of illegal street racing has its consequences. Gavin*, 20, has experienced the down-fall that comes with street racing. “I was caught for street rac-
ing on the freeway going about 110,” Gavin said. His car was taken away, he was given a $1,000 ticket, plus an impound fee. No matter the consequences these street racers still see the bright side. Their love for cars and the love for racing doesn’t seem to be slowing down. As the night progresses a helicopter begins to surround the car meet. The sirens soon crackle and the racers scatter. * Names have been changed to protect privacy.
ALAYNA DURAN / Daily Titan Cars, like this Honda Civic, line up on the street prior to the race in the evening so there is less of a chance for the police to catch them.
ALAYNA DURAN / Daily Titan A racer sits in his Honda Civic earlier in the day to test out his wheels and make sure everything in his vehicle is working so that there are no hiccups in his race later on.
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Volleyball claims first Big West title AARON GILLIAM Daily Titan
The Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball team capped off its most successful season in its 30-year history at the Division I level and did what many believed they couldn’t – win the Big West Conference. The underdog Titans have traditionally never finished higher than fifth place in conference play, but went 14-2 in the Big West this year, dethroning defending two-time champion and rival Long Beach State, automatically clenching their first ever NCAA tournament berth. “I’m really excited for our team winning the Big West Conference. It shows other teams that no team should be underestimated. Our team made a mission statement before our season started, and our main goal was to get to the NCAA tournament, so to achieve that goal is a great accomplishment. We will always remember that we were the first team in CSUF’s history to get first place in Big West Conference and to make it to the (NCAA) tournament,” said Erin Saddler, senior outside hitter. The Titans are heading into the tournament with a record of 26-5 and are riding a nine-match winning streak into tournament play, a record for the Titans. CSUF was also nearly perfect at home and went 16-1 at Titan Gym – another school record. Titan senior libero Cami Croteau also completed her quest for Big West dig dominance by becoming the Big West career digs leader (2171), dethroning Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s former libero Kristin Jackson. In her final match of the regular season Croteau accrued 38 digs resulting in her 583rd dig of the season – two more school records. Croteau’s performance earned her first career Big West Player of the Week honor during the week ending
The Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team played their first home game of the season Thursday Nov. 18, against San Francisco, taking home the victory with a final score of 69-66. Through a lot of defensive rebounds and steals, the Titans were able to come back as they trailed behind San Francisco early on in the first half. It wasn’t until senior forward Jenna Breite made a shot that put the Titans ahead at 15-14, and another shot to put them up two more, followed by junior guard Megan Richardson’s threepointer that let the Titans hold off the Dons and maintain the lead. The Titans were able to take possession of the ball once again, where three more three-pointers increased the deficit, leaving the Dons straggling behind with a score of 23-18. The Titans were able to move the ball smoothly going into halftime, but San Francisco trailed close behind the Titans 37-34.
Forward shook up on the court In a winning weekend for the Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball, the team felt a scare on the court. On Nov. 18, playing against San Francisco, Titan senior forward Jenna Breite collided with one of the Dons, resulting in her being escorted off the court with a concussion. She bounced right back three days later against the San Jose State Spartans. Breite played 20 minutes in the game, obtaining eight points, seven rebounds and two assists. Brief by Michellee Cooper
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AARON GILLIAM / Daily Titan Members of the Cal State Fullerton women’s volleyball team and their families watch and celebrate as they hear the announcement of who they play in the NCAA Div. I tournament.
The Cal State Fullerton women’s basketball team fell shy of breaking the school record for the most three-pointers made in a game. On Nov. 21, the Titans made 12 threepointers, where the current school record stands at 14. Titan guards junior Megan Richardson and senior Lyndsey Grove combined for 6-12 from beyond the arc. Titan senior forward Jenna Breite said they played well as a team and as for sinking all the shots.
Nov. 21, which gives the Titans their fifth of the year – another school record. Croteau and Saddler, as well as sophomore middle blocker Kayla Neto and junior outside hitter Torrie Brown were named to the AllBig West for – yes, you guessed it – a school record for the most Titans named to an All-Conference first team. Winning a multiple All-Conference nod seemed to be common for the Titans who have three players who have held the title more than once: Croteau (3), Neto (2) and Saddler (2), who was named Big West Player of the Year. Saddler, who received four Player of the Week awards during the season, was the obvious candidate for Big West Play-
er of the Year. By earning the title, Saddler joins the company of former Titan standout Brittany Moore, who was the first Titan to earn the award back in 2008. “Winning Player of the Year is a huge honor (and) accomplishment. It shows that I stand out amongst the other players in our conference and that other coaches in our conference have recognized me. It definitely is a compliment to all the years I have been playing volleyball and all the hard work and sacrifices that I have made along the way,” Saddler said. When you have a record-breaking season full of firsts and players getting all different types of amazing accolades, one must look at the coach as the “mechanism that keeps all the cogs in gear.” Head Coach Carolyn Zim-
merman is that mechanism. In her ninth year as head coach, Zimmerman did what many other coaches strive to do in a lifetime and won Big West Coach of the Year. This is the first time a coach at CSUF has won the award and is also her first award of the same name. “You know what they say, records are meant to be broken,” Zimmerman said. “But I know that anyone of us would give up the recognitions and accolades to be able to go to the first round of the NCAA (tournament). So to have all of those personal accolades and then to have the team do well is just a dream come true.” “It’s amazing when you have four players make All-Conference and your coach is Coach of the Year and you have a teammate who gets Player
of the Year; you just know you’re on a special team, so it makes it so much easier when you have a team that you can depend on, even if you have an off game,” Neto said. CSUF knows that making it to the tournament is only a small fraction of the battle. They know that they must come out harder, stronger and more mentally prepared than any other opponent they have faced. Zimmerman said it best, “It’s not just getting there, it’s getting there and competing to win.” The Titans journey to Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto, Calif., to face Colorado State in the first round of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships Dec. 3. First serve is set to start at 4:30 p.m. but times are subject to change.
Starting off the second half aggressively, senior guard Lyndsey Grove made the first three buckets, and a pair of free throws from Richardson helped the Titans to a 44-36 lead. “We played in the zone, shot well against the zone, had opportunities to get open and were able to bang boards,” said Titan Head Coach Marcia Foster. With 3:44 remaining on the clock, San Francisco made a comeback and the score was tied at 62. As the clock wound down, the Dons took the lead at 66-65. A foul on Richardson sent her to the line, allowing the Titans to get back up to 68. In the game’s final seconds, the Titans were able to hold off the Dons, taking the victory, 69-66. Richardson said the team played well and they were able to capitalize on defensive opportunities. “We played well defensively and to prepare for the next game we will practice hard,” Richardson said. CSUF was very well prepared as they blew past the San Jose State Spartans, taking home the victory with a final score of 76-45 Sunday Nov. 21 at Titan Gym.
Leading off the night, Richardson made the first basket, giving the Titans the lead from there on out. Early in the first half, Breite, after suffering from a concussion in the previous game, nabbed a steal, paving the way for Richardson to score again. The Titans put on a strong defensive barrier, preventing the Spartans from scoring. “There was a lot of good team efforts tonight and we’re able to shoot well against the zone,” Foster said. Richardson, who made back-toback three-pointers kept the Spartans from bridging the gap. But with a long three from the Spartans, along with a pair of free throws, San Jose State was able to put some points on the board. Off the bench, redshirt junior guard Lauren Chow stepped in and made a clear three-pointer, followed by one from senior guard Ashley Richie, putting the score at 20-8. Grove made yet another three-pointer, followed by freshman guard Yvont’e Neal and Richardson’s, stretching the score to 34-17. The Titans stood on top of their
game, heading in to halftime with a score of 45-27. “We played aggressively and could barely miss our threes,” Breite said. “We were crashing the boards.” Going into the second half, the Titans hit more three-pointers all around the perimeter, increasing the deficit to 67-38. As Chow hit her second three, The Titans made 12 total, falling just two shy of the school record currently set at 14. The Titans took home the victory with a final score 76-45. Breite, who came in from a concussion just two nights before, started in the post and had eight points. Grove also started for the Titans and came away with 11 points and five assists. The bench came away with 32 points on the night including Neal’s 10 points, two from three-point land and both Chow and freshman Jasmine Grayson in the post with six points respectively. The Titans travel to Bowling Green, Ohio to play the Redhawks of Bowling Green State University, Sunday Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
CELIA LIRA / Daily Titan Titan freshmen Jasmine Grayson and Yvont’e Neal scramble for the ball in a 69-66 win.
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Jackson emerges victorious in UFC 123 Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida fought in the Octagon Nov. 20 for UFC 123 in Detroit, Mich. The fight ended with a split decision leaving Jackson victorious and somewhat surprised. Jackson’s humbleness could lead to a risky career move since the victory brought him one step closer to a title fight. Throughout the fight, Jackson’s aggressiveness in the ring left a huge impression with the judges. Brief by Jenna West
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However, the Titans didn’t let them escape. Titan junior guard Perry Webster found himself in the hunt for vengeance as he clawed his way to the basket to get fouled and knock down two clutch free throws. Seconds later he found himself on the defensive end for a steal, taking it down court, he settled his feet and drilled a three-pointer to silence the Torero crowd and take back the lead, 60-58. San Diego only had the strength to come out with a single point from junior guard Darian Norris, who up until Sunday’s game was the team’s leading scorer with 11.5 points per game, one of two made free throws was all the Toreros had left. The Titans took the opportunity they had at the charity stripe when Peltier knocked down two solid free throws to gain the three-point deficit. The last 28.8 seconds saw three shots go up and miss from an anxious San Diego team that was too little too late in a final heave from three-point land off Dorr’s fingertips to only rim out at the buzzer. “The rebounding at the end of the game I think was just terrific,” said Titan Head Coach Bob Burton. “I couldn’t believe the shot that that kid got ... We got a good win on the road, we showed toughness and character.”
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The Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team split a pair of games over Thanksgiving break losing to USC but winning their home debut against Cal State Bakersfield. The Titans were only down two at the half at USC, despite being undersized in the post. After intermission though, the Trojans came out gunning the lead by freshman point guard Maurice Jones who finished with 20 points. The Titans were outscored 49 to 24 in the second half, but there was one bright spot in the game as redshirt senior forward Jer’Vaughn Johnson returned from injury. Johnson was out six weeks with a banged up knee, but played 13 minutes. Titan Head Coach Bob Burton was not happy with the 81-54 loss for the Titans. He thought the team didn’t play hard in the second half. “We played good defense the first half but our offense was terrible all night. We took bad shots and didn’t play together. We were able to get
Jer’Vaughn back so that was the 23 minutes of play which is a great bright spot for us tonight,” Burton sign for the Titans. Junior point said. guard Perry Webster also had 17 Burton also thought redshirt ju- points, and had no turnovers. nior forward Orane Chin had one of The Titans also hit the glass hard, the worst games of his career, and he out-rebounding Cal State Bakersis one of the big keys to the season. field 43-20. Senior guard Devon Peltier The biggest part of the game was thought the team played a solid when the Titans came out of halffirst half, but didn’t play a complete time with an 11-0 run and never game. looked back. “We need to play 40 minutes as Johnson rebounded a missed a team. Our shots weren’t falling, three-pointer and was fouled while and when that happens our defense going up with the ball for a threeneeds to be better. That didn’t hap- point play. pen tonight, Johnson is and when we thrilled to be play a much back on the I’m happy to be playing. bigger team court finally. ... When I’m 100 percent that won’t be “I’m happy a good result to be playing. we will be able to do some for us.” Peltier I haven’t been different things... said. able to get a The Titans lot of practice - Jer’Vaughn Johnson finally were in so far, but Redshirt senior forward able to play at being out on home against the court with Cal State Bamy teammates kersfield, and won Saturday Nov. feels like home. When I’m 100 per27, 85-75. The win made the team cent we will be able to do some dif2-4 on the season. ferent things,” Johnson said. The Titans were down by eight at The Titans play Montana on the half, but outscored Cal State Ba- Tuesday at Missoula, Mont. in the kersfield in the second half by mak- Dahlberg Arena and won’t be back ing their free throws and playing home until Saturday when they play much better defense. San Diego at Titan Gym at 6:05 Johnson scored 17 points, in only p.m.
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