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Education at low cost Study finds CSUF to be one of the most affordable options for low-income students

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In a recent study, Cal State Fullerton was found to be one of five colleges that is priced well for lowincome students. The study was published in June of this year by the Education Trust, an organization dedicated to promoting high academic achievement for students in the U.S. It claims on its website that it “works alongside educators, parents, students, policymakers, and civic and business leaders in communities across the country, providing practical assistance in its efforts to transform schools and colleges into institutions that serve all students well.” In addition, it conducts research studies in order to promote its values of education. This study, called “Priced Out: How the Wrong Financial-Aid Policies Hurt Low-Income Students,” was aimed at discovering which colleges provide students the best deal. The study analyzed 1,186 four-year colleges and of them were

CSUF, Cal State Long Beach, Baruch College, Queens College of the City University in New York and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. “They (the colleges) enroll a proportion of low-income students that is at least as high as the national average, they ask these students to pay a portion of their family income no greater than what the average middle-income student pays for a bachelor’s degree, they offer all students at least a 1-in-2 chance at graduation,” according to the Education Trust study. It found that out of the nearly 1,200 schools researched, only 66 had a net price below 27 percent of the average family income for lowincome students. According to the Integrated Post-secondary Education Data System (IPEDS), the net price for low-income students as a percent of the average family income is $17,011. See COST, page 2

Honoring Latino WWII veterans Veterans Day event will mark war’s 70th anniversary CAMYRON LEE Daily Titan

This Veterans Day marks the 70th anniversary of World War II. Latino Advocates for Education has partnered with Cal State Fullerton to bring the 15th annual Veterans Day celebration to CSUF. “We want to recognize the incredible efforts that the Latino community in the United States have been involved in,” said Victor Rojas, administrative analyst for the vice president for Student Affairs. “It is one of the populations that sadly doesn’t get recognized for all the efforts it has done for this country. I think holding an event like this is well deserved.” Orange County Superior Court Judge Frederick Aguirre is president of Latinos for Education, the organization that is putting on the event for the 15th year. “The nonprofit organization fosters patriotism and the documentation of Latinos participation in the founding, creation and defense of our nation. Latinos’ have been a part of this country since before the revolution of 1776,” said Aguirre. See VETERANS, page 2

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Honoring the dead Latino organization celebrates Dia de los Muertos SEAN VIELE Daily Titan

A celebration of the dead, known as Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, took place all day in the Quad Wednesday at Cal State Fullerton. Set up by the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), in collaboration with the CSUF Chicano and Chicana Studies Department, the celebration included face painting, altars dedicated to passed loved ones, music and dancing. “The Day of the Dead, and if you think about it internationally, it’s almost parallel to All Souls Day,” said Esiquio Uballe, associate dean for Student Life at CSUF. “In the more Mexican culture we honor the dead, we don’t forget about them. They’re still very much a part of our lives. Even though they’re not there, who they were and how they affected our lives, it’s still remembered, and it’s still much a part of who we are.” Students who had their faces painted CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan black and white like skeletons roamed Many who attended the event set up altars to remember deceased family members. This particular around the Quad, some dancing, some altar was made by a member of the Chicano(a) Studies Alliance. just mingling and others checking out

Disappointing season for Titans winds down After hot start, men’s soccer left playing spoiler in Big West RICK GOMEZ Daily Titan

ROBERT HUSKEY / For the Daily Titan Freshman defender Mark Vasquez scored his first goal of the season against UCSB Sunday.

Pride is the only thing the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team has to play for this late in the season. The Titans traveled to second-place UC Davis and tied 1-1 after double overtime Wednesday. The tie secured their first winning season since 2000 with a game left to play against visiting Cal State Northridge Saturday. As the season winds down and the postseason is officially out of reach, the Titans have now resorted to being the Big West’s spoilers. It’s the most that can be asked of them. They owe it to themselves.

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The season isn’t really all that disappointing and the Titans have nothing to be ashamed of. The accomplishments they reached this season are some that haven’t been seen since at least a decade ago. Coming from the Big West, every team in the conference deserves to be in the NCAA tournament. The Wild West proved to be too much for the Titans this season, but glimpses of greatness may have foreshadowed what’s to come for them. There were many highs in the season just as much as there were lows. It also saw its best start since 1999 when it started 6-1-1 in its first eight games and cracked the national poll at No. 24 after that quick start. See M. SOCCER, page 8

the different altars that were built in dedication to the deceased. The face painting is part of the culture, said Tino Cardona, 22, a criminal justice major. “A lot of people paint their face to kind of represent death,” said Cardona. “In the end we all will have moved on or passed on in our life.” Daniel Juarez, 20, an electrical engineering major, popped in and out of the celebration throughout the day. Earlier in the day, he helped oversee that the organizations involved had a hassle-free setup. Juarez said many people see Day of the Dead as a Mexican Halloween, but he made it clear they are unrelated. “Dia de los Muertos we honor our dead and Halloween sort of mocks it by having all these skeletons and ghouls and goblins coming out, effigies of dead people whose sole purpose is to terrify you,” said Juarez. “We like to honor our dead and pay respects to them for what they have left us. Without our ancients, we would have nothing.” See MUERTOS, page 3

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Ready, aim, fire! For the fourth consecutive year, the College of Engineering and Computer Science in collaboration with the Discovery Science Center and Future Scientists and Engineers of America will hold their annual Pumpkin Launch event Saturday at the Cal State Fullerton athletic fields. The event’s creators hope to promote engineering and showcase to families and future engineering students how fun and challenging engineering can be. “It’s an opportunity for families and students to get on a college campus, meet with engineering students, and talk to them and see how fun it is,” said Keith Brush, director of Education at the Discovery Science Center. The Pumpkin Launch event will commence at 10 a.m., with arts and crafts activities for children that will include creating miniature catapults, making lava lamps and tower building, among other things. Guests can also bring in their carved pumpkins to be entered in a pumpkin carving contest. “It gives our students an opportunity to show young kids what

they learn in college and how to interface with children, their parents, future employers and the general public,” said Sandy Norell, events coordinator for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Despite the rain, approximately 5,000 people gathered at CSUF for last year’s Pumpkin Launch event. This year Brush hopes for sunny weather as over 6,000 people have already registered to attend through their website. Morning events will also include a stage show courtesy of the Discovery Science Center, a medieval demonstration area that will showcase weapons, suits and armor, and eight gourmet food trucks for guests to indulge in. At noon, 16 teams consisting of families, middle and high school students, and engineering students from CSUF and other local colleges will begin setting up for the muchanticipated Pumpkin Launch competition. For the past month, Ashley DeLuca, CSUF engineering student and president of the Society of Women Engineers, and six other female engineering students have come together twice a week to work on their pumpkin launcher. “This is the first year that our

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club has created a launcher. We figured it was time that there was an all-girl team that is competitive with all the other engineering clubs composed mostly of guys,” said DeLuca. Her team is working on a slingshot-style device, which she said has allowed them to use the dynamics, physics and math skills they have learned in their engineering classes. One skill DeLuca said she has gained throughout this process is learning how to weld, something she said none of her teammates were familiar with. “The biggest difficulty so far, I believe, has been perfecting our welding. Learning how to weld is one thing, but it takes hours and hours to learn how to perfect it,” DeLuca said. Unlike many Pumpkin Launch contests where distance is the key factor, Brush said this contest will test the skills of the participating teams in a whole different level as the teams will have to demonstrate both distance and accuracy. Teams will use their mechanical devices to shoot 2 to 10-pound pumpkins as far as 300 feet to hit several medieval-themed targets shaped like castles and dragons that will earn them points. The winning team will receive the SP3D (Supreme Powered Pumpkin Projectile Device) trophy to display for the year, along with having the team printed on it for future champions to see.

OLIVIA NAPOLI / Daily Titan The Pumpkin Launch event attracted 5,000 people and was a collaboration between the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Discovery Science Center and the Future Scientists and Engineers of America.

“The event promotes engineering in a fun and exciting manner to young kids,” said Victor Delgado, assistant dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Last year’s Pumpkin Launch contest winner was a team of family

members who weren’t engineering students, but just wanted to have their share at building a mechanical device. The number-one key to success is practice, according to Brush. “This is such a rewarding field to break into and although it is hard work and the time commitment has

been pretty massive, I will never regret my decision to become an engineer. It has definitely been a blast–pun intended,” DeLuca said. This family-oriented event is free to the public and visitors can park for free at the State College Parking Structure.

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Mark Hossler, 21, a business major, is currently single and likes to attend sports events on dates. “I don’t do anything out of the ordinary or eccentric, just the norm,” he said. Hossler usually parks his car in Lot A, or the parking lot near the Titan Student Union. Although he has not had any major issues with parking, he has had a few incidents to take note of. “My first two years I was angry, but now I’m the guy that just parks in the back because it’s easy to park and I don’t mind walking the extra five minutes.” Hossler admitted he was stubborn enough to wait an hour and a half for a spot a few semesters ago, while the most recent parking structure was be-

ing built. He would rather stand his ground and wait for a spot instead of driving around weighing his options. When he took a summer session, purchasing daily permits was a must. But on numerous occasions the machine was not working and failed to be labeled out of service. So he would leave without displaying a permit and return to his car with tickets on the dash. “When I would want to purchase $8 tickets, and the machine wasn’t working I would get fined and deal with several emails,” Hossler said. He talked to Parking and Transportation Services and contested the ticket, explaining that the parking machine was not working and he would be more than willing to pay the $8. But he was told there was insufficient

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evidence for his case and he was still charged with the $55 fine. Despite the few problems Hossler has had, he still believes the $220 parking pass is worth the price. “I am not going to park off campus, that’s just too far of a walk.”

VETERANS: Recognizing service and sacrifice ...Continued from page 1 The theme for the event changes every year. This year will specifically highlight 500,000 Hispanics who served in the United States military during WWII. The event will feature seven famous HispanicAmerican veterans, most of whom are not generally assumed to be WWII veterans. These famous veterans include Desi Arnaz, Cesar E. Chavez, Ted Williams and others. Among the Hispanic-Americans being highlighted is Maria Delores Hernandez. A WWII Red Cross nurse and veteran, Hernandez donated more than $1 million to the CSUF Nursing Department upon her death. Hernandez was chosen due to her close association with CSUF through her scholarship donation to the nursing program, her successful military career and because she was a Hispanic-American woman. These three things make her specifically worthy of being highlighted in this event, Aguirre said. “The event this year is commemorating the 70th anniversary of WWII and Cal State Fullerton is wanting to be a more veteran-friendly school. This type

of event is a wonderful collaboration and shows the support and appreciation for veterans, whether they are students, faculty or staff,” said Joseph Chang, head of Veterans Student Services at CSUF. Events like this support interest in veteran events and programs at CSUF–which has a proclaimed veteran student population of 491 students–validate and honor

This type of event is a wonderful collaboration and shows the support and appreciation for veterans, whether they are students, faculty or staff. Joseph Chang Head of Veteran Student Services

the sacrifices the veterans who are no longer alive have done for Americans, and show respect and support for those veterans who attend CSUF, Chang said. This year’s event will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Titan Student Union Portola Plaza. The festivities will include a Gen. Douglas MacArthur lookalike, a jazz band and popular big-band singers.

As far as his future plans outside of Cal State Fullerton, he is unsure what he would like to do with his major. After fulfilling all of his general education requirements, he chose his major so he wouldn’t waste time with classes that would not be beneficial to him.

COST: Study shows CSUF is a top deal for students ...Continued from page 1 “I would believe that even lower-income families would be able to (afford college) as long as they apply,” said Claudia Lopez, 22, a criminal justice major. Moreover, it found out of the 1,186 schools in the study, there were only 29 low net-price institutions with a graduation rate of at least 50 percent. The last data figure presented in the study concluded that there are only five low net-price institutions that have a graduation rate of at least 50 percent and at least 30 percent Pell Grant enrollment. Brandon Dybdal, 25, a history and American studies major, pays for college on his own and agrees that CSUF helps low-income students. “I am a low-income student … I pay for my education by myself–no parent help anymore. They are giving me financial assistance that I need,” he said. The study argues that the federal government is not helping students as much as the Education Trust wants it to, and there only five schools that promote higher education for low-income students. Patrick Hoang, 19, a sophomore electrical engineering major, said, “Yes, for low-income students that are here that can’t afford a UC, (they) can always come here to get their degree.” He added that “for low-income students that can’t afford $10,000 or $14,000 for a year, this school is great. Along with FAFSA (it) is much more reliable.”


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Car show for a cause Campus fraternity will host a philanthropic event Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in parking Lot A DANIELLE EVANS Daily Titan

Sigma Nu Fraternity will hold its second annual Car Show, a philanthropic event aimed at raising funds for St. Jude’s Hospital. The hospital is the fraternity’s main philanthropic organization. Last year, the event made $2,000 and the brothers of Sigma Nu only expect to make more money this year. Alan Ahmatovic is one of the brothers heading up the event this year. “I’m in charge of setting up formal and I set up mixers with sororities. We just had a pumpkin carving event with Gamma Phi Beta,” said Ahmatovic, 19, who holds the position of social chair this year. Sigma Nu has been working hard at marketing and promoting this event, not only on campus but in the community as well. “We go to car shows around Or-

ange County and pass out fliers and talk to the people there. We also go to local restaurants and bars, as well as auto dealerships. We plan on making a website since this is an annual event, a Facebook event page, and are going to table a week before,” Ahmatovic said. The event is free for students, but parking is $2 if attendees want to park at the show. It is $5 to enter a

I enjoy this philanthropy because it’s unique, brings the community and the school together around a common hobby ... Eric Kessler Fundraising and Philanthropy Chair

motorcycle and $15 to enter a car. The event will feature a variety of different cars, everything from old classics to new cruisers and sports cars. The event will accept every kind of car, anything, from beefed-up muscle cars, to sports cars, to classic cruisers.

Trophies will be awarded to winners and the event will also feature auctions and other opportunity drawings. Categories include: Best Import, Best Truck, Best Paint, Best Under Hood, Best In Show, Best Motorcycle, Best Stock and Worst to Show. There will also be vendors, food and games. According to Eric Kessler, 21, fundraising and philanthropy chair of Sigma Nu, members of the fraternity have done a lot of reshuffling and organized themselves into committees, which has taken the burden off any given individual. “I enjoy this philanthropy because it’s unique, brings the community and the school together around a common hobby of enjoying cars, while still benefiting the kids of St. Jude 100 percent,” said Kessler, a biology major and psychology minor. With this new attitude, along with getting both the student body and the community involved, this event is sure to be a success, the members said. The event will be held Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Lot A of Cal State Fullerton. Pre-register at CarShowForACure.com.

Courtesy of Peter Klemek Cars like this have been seen at Sigma Nu’s annual Car Show. The event organizers are accepting every kind of car, from beefedup muscle cars, to sports cars, to classic cruisers. The Nov. 12 event is free for students.

MUERTOS: Cal State Fullerton students celebrate Dia de los Muertos on campus with altars, music and dancing ...Continued from page 1 Creative altars to honor the dead were strewn about the area as well. Colorful and unique, the altars were decorated with pictures, flowers, crucifixes and other meaningful things that were used to represent and honor a loved one who had passed on. The altars are traditionally made by each individual family to celebrate their loved ones who have passed away, said Alx Sanchez, a senior and

psychology major. A competition that judged the different altars took place at the end of the evening, awarding first, second and third-place prizes to the winners. As the event neared its end, attendees lounged around, a couple danced closely. The celebration was upbeat and filled with a sense of happiness, respect and honor for those who paved the way for them to live.

CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan Many altars honoring the dead covered the Quad Wednesday and candles were lit after sunset. The altars were decorated with pictures, flowers, crucifixes and other meaningful things.

CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan Aztec dancers conclude their ceremony with a dance paying respects to their deceased ancestors. The dance was one of the last activities of the night.

ANIBAL ORTIZ / Daily Titan Members of Baile Folklórico de CSUF, sit nearby the Dia de los Muertos festivities. Left to right: Sarah Flores, 18, Kelly Coria, 18, Paula Macias, 19, and Beatriz Galicia, 18.

CAMILLE TARAZON / Daily Titan An altar paying respects to the dead was put together by members of the Chicana and Chicano Studies Alliance. The altars were made up of pictures of the deceased, candles and offerings.

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ANIBAL ORTIZ / Daily Titan Edgar Sanchez, 20, event coordinator and chair of MEChA, gets his face painted by Erandi Oropeza, an alumna helping with the event Wednesday.


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Should pedestrians really have the right of way? Since cars overpower a human, pedestrians should always have the right of way PRO: JOEY BECERRA When I was young, I used to take walks with my parents after dinner. Once, when I was about 8 years old, I was taking one of those evening walks. Being the adorable little scamp I was, I decided to run through a crosswalk that led to my elementary school. As I was running through the crosswalk, a car veered around the corner and through the crosswalk at about 40 mph. The car invaded the space I would have been in, had my parents not chased after me and yanked me out of the street. If my parents hadn’t foreseen the oncoming car not yielding to my young body and hadn’t pulled me out of that crosswalk, I can say I probably wouldn’t be here. I still remember every detail of that memory. The aforementioned crosswalk, only a block from my house, had a terrible problem with drivers refusing to yield to pedestrians. Eventually the local police department decided to station officers nearby in order to curb the problem. Although I now drive through that crosswalk every day (as opposed to crossing it on foot), I still employ caution every time I pass through for fear of harming someone else. It’s obvious pedestrians should have the right of way when it comes to crossing the street or an intersection. If a car and a pedestrian were to collide, which do you think would sustain more damage? Being a student on a university campus, I deal with risky drivers every day. Whenever I cross the street, I assume drivers are going to stop for me. Sometimes it doesn’t happen and I have to yank myself back.

I also have to deal with it every time I drop off my little sister at school. My heart stops for a second every time I see a car race my sister to the crosswalk and cut her off as she’s crossing. I don’t understand what kind of society we live in, where people driving steel wrecking machines think they should have the right of way when it comes between them and someone who is unprotected. Luckily we live in a place where the people who make the rules for driving have some common sense. According to the California Driver Handbook, you should “respect the right of way of pedestrians. Always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block, at corners with or without traffic lights, whether or not the crosswalks are marked by painted lines.” The handbook also states that accidents involving pedestrians make up 17 percent of all traffic fatalities. Imagine what the number would be like if pedestrians had to fend for themselves every time they wanted to cross the street. It would be like having to jaywalk 24/7. In a lot of other countries I go to, pedestrians don’t necessarily have the right of way. Mexico, for example, has particularly dangerous streets. Every time my family crosses the street below the border, we take extreme caution because there is a greater chance you can get hit by a car down there. Doesn’t that just sound backward to you? The streets should be safe for people to walk everywhere we go. So next time you are driving, do me a favor: Stop if you see someone crossing the damn street.

Anonymous is your friend DAVID HOOD Daily Titan

Ever since the beginning of this century, the word “terrorist” has been thrown around and misapplied to any person, group or entity people are either scared of or simply don’t understand. In recent years, the online hacker entity known as Anonymous has the public scared and unaware of who it

is and what it is truly about. While it is true that it “attacks” at seemingly random groups, it has a basic guideline of who it chooses to target. At its core, Anonymous believes the Internet is the last “free” medium in which expression should not be regulated or hindered. Consequently, anyone in the world who attempts to regulate or censor the Internet gets targeted.

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The interesting thing about Anonymous is that the basic “Five W” questions are completely unanswerable. Only it knows who it is, what it is, where it is and how it does things. The “why” is something it has publicized over and over again through YouTube and even some major network news channels. One of its legitimate YouTube videos states, “Long ago, Anonymous was nothing more than a handful

Careless pedestrians put themselves at risk by ignoring traffic safety laws CON: IAN WHEELER A woman is walking down the sidewalk, talking on her phone. She arrives at a crosswalk. She notices some cars approaching from both sides, reminds herself that they are supposed to stop for her, and steps into the street. The drivers in the first few cars suddenly slow down a little, not expecting the pedestrian to have decided to cross so quickly. The drivers behind them are even more surprised, wondering why the cars in front are suddenly slamming on their brakes without a traffic light in sight. The drivers even farther away have almost no warning and plow into the cars in front of them. These types of avoidable situations occur daily at crosswalks everywhere. Lady, would it really have been that hard to look both ways and wait a second for the cars to pass? The idea of giving pedestrians the right of way over motor vehicles is ridiculous. California traffic laws give the right of way to pedestrians in almost all cases. The laws against jaywalking, or crossing through the middle of a block with no crosswalk, are also unclear. Many confused motorists yield to jaywalkers, thinking they have the right of way because of the common idea that pedestrians have the right to get to their destinations before drivers do. “Respecting the right of way of others is not limited to situations such as yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks ... It is important to respect the right of way of others, especially pedestrians...” the California Driver Handbook states. of teenagers on image boards. Over time, Anonymous grew and evolved into a much more powerful and logical entity. We are Legion. No one Anonymous speaks or acts for the whole. Anonymous functions as one mind and one body. While it is true that some Anonymous have acted out, they do not represent Anonymous as a whole … We act as one. We have no leaders or followers. We are a collection of individuals who move together for a common cause.” In addition, it also claims to stand up for justice worldwide. What it deems as unjust seems to fluctuate as it has assailed the Teretz and Scientology websites. The “collective,” as it says, does not necessarily agree or disagree with all the actions done. At first, Anonymous was put on the map back in 2008 when it took down the Church of Scientology’s website and all its servers for a few days. In that time, it posted all of the Church’s “secret” information online for all the public to see. South Park Studios picked up the information and made an episode devoted to exposing (in South Park style) the inner-workings of Scientology. The New York Times and the Huffington Post reported Dec. 10, 2010, that Anonymous disabled both Visa and MasterCard’s websites because they cut off their support to WikiLeaks, a website dedicated to publishing leaked government documents from nations and powerful international organizations. Anonymous, like any other superhero, has its share of fake imitators. Nowadays, it is hard to distinguish

About 60,000 pedestrians are killed and 110,000 injured each year in traffic-related accidents in the U.S., according to Estey & Bomberger, California personal-injury attorneys. Something isn’t working here. The Handbook also states: “Drive cautiously when pedestrians are near because they may suddenly cross your path ... Remember, if a pedestrian makes eye contact with you, he or she is ready to cross the street. Yield to the pedestrian.” If lawmakers and traffic officials are aware of this, why do pedestrians have the right to “suddenly cross your path”? All glory and coddling to the oblivious morning jogger. Pedestrians expect the law to act like a physical shield. Some even welcome getting clipped by a car; an easy lawsuit and hefty cash settlement will usually follow. It is much harder to stop a 2,000-pound vehicle moving at 45 mph than it is to pause at the curb and wait a few seconds for cars to pass. Cars, which are by far more dangerous to operate and to control than one’s own body, should have the right of way. Unregulated crosswalks should be banned. All crosswalks should be regulated by a stop sign or traffic light. Jaywalking should be legal, but if cars have the right of way, jaywalkers should know they cross the street at their own risk. If they are hit by a vehicle, they are victims of their own negligence and stupidity and should not be protected or be able to sue the driver, unless the driver who hit them was breaking another traffic law, such as speeding or reckless driving. Look both ways. Cross when it’s safe. It’s pretty easy to avoid getting hit by a car. But for now, people are allowed to cross the street at will, and dozens of cars are expected to come to a screeching halt for them.

between which Anonymous video is legitimate and which is not. In the past few months, an entity that was thought to be Anonymous posted a video on YouTube threatening to attack Facebook. Whoever it was stirred a lot of hype and circulated the video. A response by WeWhisperTheTruth, whom I consider to be a real spokesperson of Anonymous, responded with a video of its own explaining

And so it is only right that Anonymous associates itself with the modern interpretation of Guy Fawkes: a hero for the people... that the Facebook attack was not Anonymous. He or she said this: “There have been rumors of an impending attack on Facebook by Anonymous. This, however, is not true … By the same token, though, there may very well be an attack on Facebook. Anyone can call themselves Anonymous and do what they will, but the collective will of Anonymous is that Facebook should be left alone.” Simply because the average person doesn’t know the intricacies of how electronics and computer programs (much less the Internet) work, does not mean those who do are automatically A) much smarter than

everyone else and B) are dangerous. In the same way weapons have the potential of being dangerous, so is the knowledge to derive, extract and plant information on people’s computers/servers remotely. Anonymous, from the beginning, has been personified by Guy Fawkes masks. Guy Fawkes was a late-16th century activist who participated in the failed bombing of the English Parliament Nov. 5, 1605. Subsequently, the failed bombing was rejoiced over and his name and reputation had a bad connotation. However, it was in William Harrison Ainsworth’s book, published in 1841, where he was romantically portrayed as being a righteous activist, acting in the name of freedom. And following the film V for Vendetta, Guy Fawkes has become the icon of a modern-day hero. And so it is only right that Anonymous associates itself with the modern interpretation of Guy Fawkes: a hero for the people, standing up for what the people believe in. And Nov. 5 is the classic day of the year activists who don the Guy Fawkes mask protest in civil disobedience to promote their ultimate values of freedom. Anonymous said “Who is Anonymous? You are Anonymous. Your parents are Anonymous. Your brothers and sisters and friends are Anonymous. Doctors, students, priests, atheists and stay-at-home mothers are Anonymous. Everyone who wishes to protect freedom and destroy oppression is Anonymous.” It simply represents the new superheroes of our day, promoting good, ensuring freedom and not tolerating injustice. It is not a terrorist group, it is simply another watchdog of freedom for the world. “Do not let those who wish to suppress truth taint your view of Anonymous. We are not terrorists, but are your greatest allies. We wish to liberate you from suppression and oppression, and no matter how many of us fall in battle, Anonymous cannot be defeated,” said Anonymous.


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Strange and lovely ‘Ceremonials’ JULIA GUITIERREZ For the Daily Titan

After an exciting summer tour in the U.S. and expanding their already wide fan base, Florence + the Machine’s highly anticipated second album, Ceremonials, was released Tuesday. The macabre tone of the record picks up where the band’s first smash-hit album, Lungs, leaves off. Lead singer and songwriter Florence Welch’s deep lyrics about heartbreak are backed by a harp, guitar, drums and piano, which is played by guest musician Isabella “Machine” Summers.

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In comparison to Lungs, Ceremonials maintains many of the same elements. “Seven Devils,” one of several uncanny tracks on Ceremonials, has an eerie sort of Edgar Allen Poe feel. Along with other songs like “Blinding” and “My Boy Builds Coffins,” tracks on Lungs relate to heartbreak and allude to death. The sophomore album begins with “Only if for a Night,” showcasing that Welch has not forgotten her Gothic style. “What the Water Gave Me,” the first single, is a prime example of an attempt to keep the band’s edge. According to Welch, the song was named after a Frida Kahlo painting. It touches on suicide and death by drowning. Even when Welch writes about overall positivity, she still adds in a

hint of darkness. According to an interview with NME.com, Welch describes her new single, “Shake It Out,” as “the ultimate hangover cure.” The track is about recovery, however, dark allusions are still present within the lyrics. Welch sings, “Every demon wants his pound of flesh, but I like to keep some things to myself.” The track “Never Let Me Go” was a refreshing change within an album full of spooky resonance and melody. In addition to endearing lyrics and a chorus in the background, the song sounds like a similar and unusual spin-off of Beyonce’s “Halo.” On the deluxe version of the album, four tracks were added, including “Strangeness and Charm.”

The song is known by many diehard fans who have heard it live. Welch loudly sings over an intricate ensemble of music, making it one of the most baroque songs on the album. Throughout Lungs, Florence + the Machine keep their sound similar to that of a Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Ceremonials continues to maintain that tone, but to an even darker and more sensational level. They take every topic of their songs and personify it immensely. Florence + the Machine show their true romanticism as the drama, angst, love and passion continues in their music. The band is deserving of praise for being true to themselves, their musical delivery and for not being afraid to be.

Using guerilla-like tactics, Chef Joseph Mahon prepares his dishes with complementary ingredients to create a following of foodies who believe in his “Bad-Ass Burgers.” A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, Mahon prepared dishes, which seemed like acquired tastes to some. To do so, he currently subleases a small café in downtown Fullerton and has transformed it four nights a week into a gourmet burger joint called Burger Parlor–a concept Mahon likes to refer to as a “permanent pop-up restaurant.” The one-off, pop-up scene has been around for a while, and highprofile chefs have played the game. They stage themselves in random kitchens for one evening, serving multi-course meals for patrons who either made reservations or were invited–a one-night stand no one’s ashamed to talk about in the morning. Now, Mahon’s using this model to test the expansion of Burger Parlor before moving on to the next stage, which is gathering the resources needed to commit to a brick and mortar. The menu at Burger Parlor consists of an array of hamburgers made of house ground beef from Omaha, Neb., with handmade fries, onion rings, sauces and vinaigrettes to complement. To wash it all down, soft drinks, shakes and craft beers are available. Hickory-smoked bacon, fried onions, cheddar cheese, Bibb lettuce, oven-dried tomatoes and secret sauce make up the “Smokey,” one of the more popular burgers. First-time visitor Lara Avengoza, a student at Fullerton College, describes it as being “really, really, really good … and for a first time it’s making a really good impression.”

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For those who shy away from red meat, the “OC” burger features a turkey patty, sprouts, marinated carrots, avocado, provolone and herb sauce. Vegetarians are also welcomed with a selection of three salads, and off-menu items such as a stuffed mushroom burger, are on-hand as well. “We try our best to accommodate to all diets,” said Mahon. You’d expect a chef whose recent tenure at the Bastide in Los Angeles–creating delicate pieces of art for the socially elite–would wear such credentials on his sleeves, but Mahon’s demeanor is the antithesis of pretentious. On a random Thursday night, Mahon can be seen strolling out of the kitchen sporting the parlor’s signature bright orange T-shirt and a white bandanna, while chatting with a few regulars he’s met during the four months of operation. “It’s very important that we have a good rapport with all our ‘friends and family’–which could be considered guests in other establishments,” Mahon said. “We treat all guests as friends and family.” His mother, Emmie Mahon, said when her son talks about feeding people, she gets a sense that “he cannot imagine not making food for someone.” “It’s the most loving thing you can do,” said Emmie. Her words resonate with the atmosphere inside Burger Parlor: reminiscent of the quaint diners found in the Hawthorne District of Portland, with chairs pushed so close that it fosters a temporary community of eaters. Mahon sums up his vision of Burger Parlor in one sentence: “Basically what we want to do is bring back the burger joint the way it started before big corporate conglomerates came in and destroyed the whole genre,” he said.

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Network Vs Cable Cable television shows continue to attract more and more viewers, prompting network TV shows to step up their game JUSTIN SHANNON Daily Titan

The battle continues over who dominates America’s television screens. Network and cable television continue to function in completely different ways while competing for the No. 1 spot amongst viewers. Looking closely at who has the upper hand in drama series, cable television continues to push the boundaries while attracting people week after week. “Cable television is not afraid to take things a little bit further. If you see True Blood, you’ll know what I mean,” said Luis Perez, 19, a radio-TV-film major. “You’re not going to find anything like that on Fox.” Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Perez isn’t the only person who feels this way, Simon Pegg plays a technical specialist alongside Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Ving Rhames and Tom Cruise, who will reprise his role as Ethan as shows like True Blood continue to attract Hunt, in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. large audiences. for the cast, Pegg went on to explain. According to TVByTheNumbers.com, True “But you are still acting with other Blood attracted just over 5 million viewers for actors and moving around, which makes it its season finale and was among the top 10 different from just doing a voice-over,” he cable television shows based on the number of added. “So it’s very much a new art form work as a director, writer, film producer and DANIEL ZAMILPA viewers. comedian. Some of his more recognizable and I think you know kind of the rules ... For the Daily Titan Other premium cable shows, like HBO’s roles include playing Shaun in Shaun of the and it’s still sort of emerging for everybody. Nowadays, actors basically have to be Dead, Benji in Mission Impossible III and But it was great fun to feel like we were Boardwalk Empire, have impressive casts of well-known actors. In addition to large budgets, skilled in all genres of roles to be considered voicing roles in both Ice Age: Dawn of the breaking new ground.” a star. Mastering the bravado of action- Dinosaurs and the third installment of the While The Adventures of Tintin had premium cable channels like Showtime and drama and the playfulness of an animated Chronicles of Narnia series. He even had more of a mind-preparation experience, HBO are able to create movie-like experiences children’s comic book is seen almost as a guest spot appearance on the hit BBC Pegg’s role in Mission Impossible: Ghost in each episode. roles on opposite sides of the spectrum. Protocol had the physical prerequisites too. series Doctor Who. Although cable numbers might not compare Simon Pegg, however, is proving to Being accustomed to juggling many Now that Benji was portrayed as a crime- to shows like America’s Got Talent, cable have a firm grasp on many of these skills, plates at one time, Pegg said in a conference fighting character, it was time for Pegg television continues to push boundaries and which will be seen in his two upcoming call that being able to handle the roles of to alter his role in the film from a desk compete for viewers. Network television ratings films: The Adventures of Tintin and Mission Benji in the fourth Mission Impossible film character to an action hero. are the highest among reality television, but Impossible: Ghost Protocol. “It was difficult in that I had to get and Inspector Thomson in The Adventures The Adventures of Tintin follows Tintin of Tintin wasn’t as difficult as one might in shape and sort of do a lot of training. when it comes to drama, cable television is at and his friends on their quest for treasure think it would be, thanks to a timing And you know Benji’s come a long way the top. Other basic cable shows, like Breaking while the fourth Mission Impossible film difference in production. since we last saw him. He’s no longer centers around clearing the International While the separation of roles and handcuffed to his computer in the lab. Bad and Mad Men, have large followings and Monetary Fund (IMF), which was characters wasn’t too difficult for the He’s now out in the field, you know, continue to gain momentum. wrongly accused of being involved in a English actor, the motion capture cracking, doing missions and stuff,” Pegg “Basic cable is very much on the rise,” terrorist bomb plot. experience in filming The Adventures of said. “I did some extensive fight training said Philippe Perebinossoff, associate RTVF “I mean, you know, that’s two separate Tintin was something new and exciting and weapons training with the stunt team, professor. “USA network is currently the films and you go from job to job and I’ve for him. and you know that was hard, but in the highest-rated network. On occasion it beats out filmed the stuff I did for Tintin in 2009 “(Motion capture filming) was very best possible way. I lost a load of weight the broadcast networks.” and I filmed Mission Impossible in 2010 to new for everybody, even Steven Spielberg, and I’ve got in shape and it was a lovely Perebinossoff partially credited cable’s 2011 and I’ve done, I think, three films because it was his first motion capture way to do it.” success to the differences in regulations between between the two,” said Pegg. “So, you film,” Pegg said. “It’s different from liveAs different as these two roles were know you finish a job and you move on action shooting in that you don’t have your for Pegg, they’re sure to be great, each network and cable television. Network channels to the next one and it’s not difficult to do real live sort of props and costumes. You’re in their own ways. Mission Impossible: are regulated by the Federal Communications unless you’re insane. Then it’s a problem.” working in a very imagined environment.” Ghost Protocol and The Adventures Commission (FCC), which provides strict Pegg has gone through his ever-growing However, there were still some of Tintin are set to open in theaters guidelines in accordance with Congress. career not only as an actor, but also doing guidelines that eased the lack of backdrop everywhere Dec. 21. Meanwhile, cable television is regulated by

its advertisers, in the sense that they have to consider what the advertisers want to be associated with, and holds much more creative control regarding the content of its shows. The phenomenon of Jersey Shore is a prime example of the power of cable television and rare competition for network reality show ratings. The show is among the top of the ratings for ages 18 to 49. A show that is as much loved as it is hated has found itself on Americans’ television screens week after week. The overthe-top reality show is quoted among people of all ages and has attracted viewers with drunken fights, premarital sex and foul language. The freedoms of cable television allow shows Basic cable is very much on the rise. USA network is currently the highest-rated network. On occasion it beats out the broadcast networks.

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like Jersey Shore to continue to see success season after season. With the rise of cable television comes harsh criticism among viewers and critics alike. Network television has been atop the ratings for decades and cable’s competition has no plans on letting cable ascend with ease. “Network television is really in a box in terms of language and other content,” said Shelley Jenkins, a RTVF professor. “On the flip side, it’s suggested that being in the box forces you to be more creative.” Jenkins acknowledges the rise of cable television, but also recognizes its possible flaws. “Some cable shows tend to do the same thing,” Jenkins said. As Jenkins pointed out, Showtime has several shows that involve similar main characters. In Weeds, the main character is a widow and mother who is forced into selling drugs to make a living. In The Big C, a mother is diagnosed with melanoma and goes through physical and mental tribulations. Each of the shows involves a strong, independent woman Showtime continues to run with. Despite possible flaws, cable television is doing many things right as more and more of its drama series continue to show impressive ratings and more creative production.

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A conversation with head coach The women’s basketball team has high expectations behind its leading lady, Marcia Foster

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Q: Congratulations on the exhibition win against Biola University. How did the game go? A: It was OK. First of all, Biola played well and gave us a great contest, which was good because we needed to be challenged. The freshmen had opportunities to get on the floor and it showed me what we needed to work on. It gave me a glimpse into some of the stuff we have been working on and to see it on the court was good, so for me it was information and that was what I was looking for. We have our next game on the 29th, so I was thinking how there are 10 practice days and what we can do with that time to be prepared to play. For me it’s always about the process, what do we need to do to get better. Q: There are seven incoming freshmen this season. How are they adapting to the team? A: The pace and the expectation of Div. I college basketball is a lot different. They all come from really good programs so they have experienced quite a lot of success. They need to work hard for this level and they are doing a nice job. A couple of them have been injured, so it’s really been five of them thus far. My staff is outstanding and helps them a lot. Q: What are your expectations going into this season? A: I want us to get better every game and the ultimate goal is to win in the Big West and compete in the NCAA tournament. There are steps that lead to that so I just want to see us get better all the time and I think if we stay focused on the little things and play hard that the rest will take care of itself because I have talented kids on the floor. The freshmen are not going to have the luxury of being freshmen, I need them to step up and contribute. My expectations are always high because I am competitive and I want to win. Q: Who are you looking to step up and come through for the team? A: I want my seniors to be consistent and to set a great example, so for the two seniors, Lauren Chow and Megan Richardson, I have high expectations for them and they know that. To lead, to teach and to score for us. They need to provide that consistency. We are going to have a lot of people who can contribute to what we do and we’ll see what that will look like as we move forward. Q: What is something the team needs to improve on the most? A: Defense. Our defensive field-goal percentage. I don’t want it to be easy for players to score on us. Defense and rebounding. Rebounding was pretty bad at the exhibition, but I took note that it needs to improve significantly and quickly and it already has because we have addressed it. I want us to be known as a defensive team. Q: What is the team philosophy at the beginning of this season?

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M. SOCCER: Out of Big West race, wrapping up season The Titans will lose key players like midfielders Kevin Venegas, Michael Denny and goalkeeper Trevor Whiddon, but returning players like midfielder Oscar The positives only prove to be a testament to the Aguero and Ritchie Gonzalez will fill in the voids. development of this program and where it’s headed. Looking back, it wasn’t the position it expected to Toward the end of the season, Titans looked to be in after starting out with a dominant record and freshman players like defender Ferlooking like Big West favorites. min Villalba and forward Ian RaThe Titans were forecast to mos to fill in voids and improve the come in third behind UC Santa lineup. Barbara and Cal Poly SLO in the Frankly, it wasn’t The most impressive part of this their year. It was the year Big West this season. season was the utilization of players Everything looked as planned of Luis Silva from UCSB that Head Coach Bob Ammann disuntil they entered conference and Miguel Ibarra from played throughout the season. play. Starting two freshmen in the UC Irvine. It was all downhill from there. backline during the last stretch and They hit a slump in the most most important time of the season important part of the season and never bounced out of that slump. showed the confidence Ammann Frankly, it wasn’t their year. It was the year of Luis had with his roster. Silva from UCSB and Miguel Ibarra from UC Irvine. Ammann plugged in 23 guys all season and there They proved to be unstoppable all year long and was clear contribution from every player he used. dominated on a consistent basis. Early in the season, goals were coming with ease The Titans’ returners will have to take this year as a and 12 of those players got in the scoring action. learning experience and perform the way the leaders The backline also was adjusted and each tandem of of the Big West did this year. four performed in big games. ...Continued from page 1

LISA HOSBOYAR / Daily Titan Women’s basketball Head Coach Marcia Foster enters her third season on the bench for the Titans. She expects big things from the team.

A: The team always comes first. I want each player to experience what it feels like to be a unit with a common goal and that is willing to sacrifice other things to make the goal a reality. Also that they work hard and cherish this opportunity. The students shouldn’t get lost in athletics, my players are expected to excel in the classroom. I tell young people that I am recruiting the same thing, they are expected to work hard and strive for excellence. They are young people so I understand that the motor isn’t always going to work at the same pace, but it’s my job to keep pushing. Q: What do you think is needed to be successful? A: Hard work and execution. We need to clean up some things and be efficient offensively. We need to get better, the freshmen need to get better by working hard every day. Q: How do you see the competition in the Big West? A: Everyone is trying to do the same thing we are. I think everyone is going to be, though. I think some of the front runners are still front runners, but I would like us to change that. It’s not about them, it’s us and what we need to do. I want other teams to play the Titans and for us to play basketball. I don’t want us to care who we play against. Q: What motivates the women to keep playing basketball? A: It’s the love of the game. They have passion for it. You can’t do it at this level if you don’t love it. You can’t play for me if you don’t love it because I ask for too much. I ask for excellence all the time so you have to love it to play it.

ROBERT HUSKEY / For the Daily Titan The Cal State Fullerton hockey team looks to end an eight-game losing streak during a road trip to Northern Arizona this weekend.

Titans ready for winter sports to start Men’s basketball hosts Cal State Los Angeles Friday at Titan Gym in an exhibiton

said Webb, a business accounting major. “We’ve played (NAU) before and it’s always been real fun, close and fast hockey, so we are looking forward to it.”

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RUGBY Fullerton men’s rugby will be playing the Temecula Lions (Div. III men’s) and the Old Aztecs (Div. II men’s) Saturday at 10 a.m. at 31400 Via Cordoba in Temecula. Joshua Lee, 21, Fullerton rugby’s team president and an entertainment studies major with a minor in radio-TV-film, said this weekend the men’s rugby team is going to bring it. “People can definitely expect us to come out hitting hard (this weekend). We’ve been sitting patiently after two bye weeks and now we’re ready to play some rugby,” said Lee. Some key players to watch out for this weekend are Jose Tapia, Dylan Mahr, Panos Papadopoulos and Chris Upchurch. “Since it is a preseason match, everyone will be getting plenty of game time; this will be good experience for the rookies,” Lee said.

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This weekend Cal State Fullerton has basketball, volleyball, rugby and hockey games. Here is a look at the weekend calendar for Titan Sports. BASKETBALL Men’s basketball plays Cal State Los Angeles Friday at 7:05 p.m. in Titan Gym in its first exhibition game of the season. Kwame Vaughn, 21, an African-American studies major, plays for the CSUF men’s basketball team. Vaughn, Fullerton’s point guard for the team, said CSULA is more of a temporal team, which will be a challenge for the Titans. “It’s (this weekend’s game) going to be a good chance for us to get our team camaraderie and championship together because it’s early in the season,” said Vaughn. “I’m looking forward (to this weekend’s game), everyone is excited, it’s a big game for us … It’s going to be a good game.” Shooting guard D.J. Seeley has a shoulder injury and will not play this week, but he should be back next week. The other players are ready to take over the court and bring a win to Titan Gym. HOCKEY Men’s hockey plays Northern Arizona Friday and Saturday. Both start at 8:30 p.m. at an away game at the Jay Lively Ice rink. The team leaves Friday at 5 a.m. to make it to its late evening game. Anthony Webb, 23, CSUF men’s hockey forward, is anticipating this weekend’s games. “I think we need a solid performance out of everyone,” Contact Us at dtsportsdesk@gmail.com

VOLLEYBALL Women’s volleyball plays Long Beach State at 7 p.m. Saturday in Titan Gym. The women’s volleyball team is ready to take on Long Beach after having a win this week. With a new lineup, the volleyball team is 2-0 and ready to make this weekend’s game its 3-0 winning streak. “I think that we had the right mindset and did some really good things last time we played Long Beach in the Walter Pyramid,” said volleyball Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman. “We’ve made some adjustments with our lineup and it’s been going pretty well.” Long Beach has four strong hitters, which will make the game a challenge and the team difficult to stop. Long Beach is the team to beat. Women’s volleyball has five more matches, three are home games. “It’s a great opportunity, we get to play on our home floor,” Zimmerman said. “This year’s team has an opportunity to do something that last year’s team didn’t do and that is take a match off of Long Beach.”

BRIAN YAMAMOTO / Daily Titan Senior point guard Perry Webster (white) sizes up junior point guard Kwame Vaughn (number 5, blue) during the Blue-White scrimmage Oct. 22 in Titan Gym.

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