Vol. 88 Issue 49
December 6, 2010
WHAT’S INSIDE NEWS Cal State Fullerton student stabbed at football game ........................................2
downed by 49ers So far in the first two rival- games, Long Beach State outscored the Titans 11-7
OPINION Why celebrities do not make good idols ........................................4
Cal State Fullerton students walk in a winter wonderland See WINTER, page 2
FEATURES Day Tripper: A return trip home to Riverside ........................................6
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brings winter fun
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Cal State Fullerton student wins annual Miss Double D-cember
University of Nebraska professor visits campus NIKKI MAO
The city of San Juan Capistrano jump started the Christmas season by hosting its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, Saturday. Christmas carolers, ballet dancers and Santa Clause filled the street of Camino Capistrano as businesses cordially opened their doors for this merry evening. The festivities took place in Historic Town Center Park, a quaint area filled with colored lights, holly and decorated trees. The coveted event of the evening was the official lighting of the Christmas tree. Hundreds of families and friends gathered on the grass to watch the ceremony.
Christine Miles, a 24-year-old amateur sex therapist and student at Cal State Fullerton, won the title of Kevin and Bean’s Miss Double Dcember Friday Dec. 3 at the Slidebar Rock and Roll Café in Downtown Fullerton. “I’m so excited to have won,” Miles said right after the show. “I was very nervous.” Miles was up against nine other finalists, one of which could not make the show. During the live recording of the Kevin and Bean Show, the finalists had to undergo three challenges; a bikini contest, talent show and an interview. Some people began forming a line at 3 a.m. with an unwrapped toy in their hand for admission. They were only allowed entrance with an unwrapped toy that would be donated to Toys for Tots. Slidebar provided a free breakfast burrito, donuts and coffee. The U.S. Marines were there to collect the toys and enjoy a live show. Sgt. Perez said that they collected about 500 to 600 toys for Toys for Tots and hauled them off in a Budget truck. KROQ’s Ralph Garman introduced the finalists and said that five out of the nine actually had natural breasts, Miles was not one of them, and two of them have twin sisters. The finalists had to walk down a runway in their bikini, at 6:30 a.m. while the temperature was 50 degrees outside. But the women strutted down the runway as if the sun was out. Miles appeared on stage with a shirt covering her, with the word Misfit on it and as she walked down the runway she took it off and exposed her golden bikini. Miles’ good friend Holly Tackman said Miles was driving around from Brea to Chino Hills looking for the perfect dress.
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LUCIO VILLA / Daily Titan Christine Miles, CSUF student, won Kevin and Bean’s Miss Double D-cember 2011 during a recording for the show at the Slidebar in Downtown Fullerton, Friday morning.
More than a hundred students and faculty members showed up Friday afternoon for a special lecture called “Physics of Football” at Cal State Fullerton. This one-hour lecture was given by Physicist Tim Gay, known for his one-minute stadium lectures before thousands of University of Nebraska football fans, and shared his brand of science — the correlation between physics and football. As a physics professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and former Cal Tech football player, Gay sees not only the game, but the science in action. Not only students and faculty from the Physics Department show interest in the event, but also the Mathematics Department as well as local schools. Fourth and fifth grade children had fun at the event while their parents also attended the lecture. Though this was not an official field trip, it would help the kids build interest in becoming a future physicist, said Jessica Rutan, the president of Education Alumni Chapter in CSUF, who joined the session with her 10-year-old son. “He is a phenomenon,” said Jim Feagin, chair of the Department of Physics. “Even though this is not exactly what I’m teaching in my class, all the principles are the same, since physics can apply to everything.” Through a lot of interesting demonstrations and couple short videos, Gay made physics simple to understand and fun to learn — a nail and a hammer were used to explain how hardshell helmets significantly reduce the pressure the victim’s head feels; while a book and a piece of paper were used to illustrate how a player could take advantage of air-drag force during games. See FOOTBALL, page 3
Momentum builds with Titan sweep MICHELLEE COOPER Daily Titan
JANELLE CONNER / Daily Titan Felicia Jones fixes her hair with a bobby pin before the “Queen of the Universe” beauty pageant in West Hollywood.
Photo story: Transgender beauty pageant JANELLE CONNER Daily Titan
Felicia Jones is not your average woman; she is a man. This past November Felicia entered a beauty pageant for transgender males
called “Queen of the Universe,” which was held at Circus Disco in West Hollywood. The beauty pageant was a first for Jones. Jones has never taken hormones or undergone surgery to remove her male parts or add female genitalia. The competition in the pageant was fierce since
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most of the males have been surgically enhanced and are now actual women. Some contestants were males with only breast implants and others were like Jones; all man who just look good as a female. See TRANSGENDER, page 5
Rebounding from a disappointing non-conference loss to Montana, the Cal State Fullerton men’s basketball team swept the University of San Diego in a dominant final score of 90-76 Friday Dec. 4. Senior forward Jer’Vaughn Johnson was up to his old ways after sitting out the first five games due to injuries, and led the night with a career-high of 23 points, seven rebounds and two assists. Johnson paired up with redshirt junior forward Orane Chin, who scored 21 points, six rebounds and had three assists, led the game as leading scorers, allowing CSUF to hold off the San Diego defense. With the majority of the season played on the road, the Titans said it felt good to be back on their home court. “It felt good to be home and the win felt even better,” Johnson said. “It’s nice to be home,” said junior guard Perry Webster, who currently leads the Big West Conference in the assists-to-turnover ratio with 10 assists and no turnovers. “We struggled on the road and need to get better on the road, but it’s nice to be home.” Titan Head Coach Bob Burton
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Titan redshirt senior forward Jer’Vaughn Johnson led the Titans by scoring a career-high 23 points, with seven rebounds, in the victory over the University of San Diego, 90-76.
said it felt great to play at home and with a rigorous schedule, he is excited to see how the team continues to perform. “We’ve only had three games at home,” Burton said. “We play really well at home but had a hard sched-
ule to start out with.” In the first half, USD had a fourpoint lead over the Titans in the first 16 minutes. The Titans were able to capitalize off missed shots and outrebounded the Toreros 27-24. See TITANS, page 8
December 6, 2010
IN OTHER NEWS
THIS WEEK AROUND
Japan’s farm lobby seen as a drag on trade liberalization talks
All-Night Study Begins: TSU, 24 Hours
TOKYO – Toward the close of Japan’s most recent Diet session, many Legislators and Bureaucrats could be seen bustling across the Legislature’s red carpet. One comparatively young Democratic Party of Japan Diet member was holding an invitation to a meeting of a newly launched league of DPJ lawmakers skeptical of Japan’s possible participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations. “(The league) is just a new breed of ‘farm policy tribe,’ isn’t it?” he muttered grumpily, meaning the group was just lobbying on behalf of farm organizations’ vested interests.
Deal emerges on tax cuts, unemployment benefits WASHINGTON – Senate leaders from both parties on Sunday sketched the broad outline of a compromise to extend the expiring Bush-era tax cuts for all Americans in exchange for extending benefits for the millions of long-term unemployed. The outlines of compromise emerged after Republicans quashed an extension of unemployment benefits last week and then Senate Democrats failed on Saturday to cut off debate in order to pass legislation that would extend the tax cuts for all but the top 2 percent of earners. With each side unable to impose its will, talks involving the administration are accelerating as all sides now seek middle ground ahead of a self-imposed congressional deadline of Dec. 17.
STATE Buyers shell out big time for walnuts STOCKTON – California farmers reaped a record-breaking walnut crop this fall; by most estimates, about 1 billion pounds, or at least 10 percent more than the previous harvest record seen last year. But because of strong export sales, primarily from Hong Kong and China, the industry could use even more walnuts to meet the demand. This benefits San Joaquin County, which leads the state’s counties in walnut production. “It’s amazing,” said Pete Turner, chairman of the California Independent Handlers Coalition in Stockton, an organization for companies that process, market and wholesale walnuts. “Unless I’m way off, we’re going to have a lot better year this year than last year.”
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Tuesday Chicano Resource Center “Papel Picado” Art Workshop: CRC Pollak Library South 171, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m SHANE WESTOVER / Daily Titan Cal State Fullerton students slid down the artificial snow slide brought to campus during ASI Productions’ annual Snow Fest.
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The Cal State Fullerton campus was invited to participate in the annual Snow Fest presented by Associated Students Inc. Productions. From noon to 2 p.m., students, faculty and visitors were able to sled down a ramp of snow in the middle of the Quad. Tiffany Santana and Josue Rodriguez are co-Union and Special Programming coordinators for ASI Productions and are in charge of running the event. “It’s just a chance to reach out to the community. This event is one of the only ones that are open to the whole entire Fullerton community and students. We just reach out to the students, it’s a day for them to have fun, and we advertise all that ASI can provide for students as a whole,” Santana said. Students took full advantage of all that Snow Fest had to offer, which included free hot cocoa, cookies,
various campus information booths and a live music and dance performance. “Actually, this is the first year we provided a performance for the students, we collaborated with our Thursday pub coordinators and they brought their performer to come perform for the students,” Santana said. “So we have all the students gathering and just having a little break from their everyday schedule.” A large crowd gathered to listen to the acoustic musical performance of Mike Vitale and to watch the CSUF Salsa Club perform.
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Snow Fest rules clearly stated that there was no horseplay allowed, including snowball fights, which left students fighting the temptation to throw snowballs. “We need snowball fights, if there’s going to be snow we need snowball fights,” said George Allen an undeclared major. The lack of excess snow to wage
war with was the only complaint from students attending the event. Southern California is notorious for its coastline and many students are more familiar with sand than snow. Snow Fest brought the mountains to Orange County and students were able to enjoy the winter without the trek there. Patrick Bain, a 19-year-old art major, however, was not impressed with the artificial snowfall on campus. “I’m originally from Minnesota so it’s actually not as exciting for me, but I think it’s funny because everyone else out here gets so excited to see such a minuscule amount of snow,” Bain said. “But I think its nice, its something cool I don’t think a lot of colleges go and do something like this, it’s nice they’re trying.” ASI Productions wanted to transition from a single snow event to a true festival, so the participation of other clubs and the live performance helped them achieve their goal. “Its turning out really well, I really like it,” Santana said. “People are coming everywhere, they are stopping at the Snowboarding Club table, the Legal Clinic table, the (Titan Tusk Force) table, they’re sledding down the slide, watching the performance and enjoying it all with hot chocolate and cookies.”
Annual Glass and Ceramics Show: Grand Central Art Center Sales Gallery, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jazz Ensembles II and III: Meng Hall, 8 p.m.
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Friday Mila Gokhman: Grand Central Art Center Project Room, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fullerton Guitar Orchestra: Meng Hall, 8 p.m.
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Student stabbed at game LAURA BARRON-LOPEZ Daily Titan
Hours prior to kickoff, a stabbing involving a Cal State Fullerton student occurred at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena Saturday evening while many were tailgating nearby. The CSUF student, identified as Vimal Patel, 24, and 27-year-old Joshua Dirling’s conditions were described as stable by Pasadena Police Cmdr. Darrell Qualls. One man was stabbed in the back while the other was stabbed in the cheek. Both were taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital according to the Los Angeles Times. The fight, which Patel and Dirling were stabbed in, broke out at 4:30 p.m. and the Times reported involved 50 to 75 people. During the brawl, two police officers were injured as well. Three men were arrested and are being held in the Pasadena City Jail, according to the Times. Aurturo Cisneros, one of the men arrested, is being held on “suspicion of attempted murder.”
December 6, 2010
Human Capital talk Grievances with Cal State University discussed at We! meeting WILLIAM CHEN For the Daily Titan
PHOTOGRAPHS BY LUCIO VILLA / Daily Titan ABOVE: Cal State Fullerton student, Christine Miles, 24, took the crown at Kevin and Bean’s annual Double D contest. Miles was suprised and happy to win the contest and enjoyed participating. BELOW: During the Miss Double D-cember contest Miles exhibited one of her many talents when she opened a beer bottle with her breasts.
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were still voting during the live Kevin and Bean Show with their “I knew she was going to win,” web-enabled phones. Runner-up Laurie Michel, a Tackman said. “She was nervous, hostess from Montclair and one but she had it in the bag.” of the women who has a twin, was For the talent portion of the show, Miles did her signature shy 12 votes from winning. “I‘m just going to get a drink move and at Slidebar,” Michel opened a said. She got a Soco beer bottle I knew she was Amaretto on the with her rocks. going to win. She was breasts. She Miles was very opened a nervous but she had it excited that she won Michelob and said that educain the bag. Ultra beer tion is important to bottle on - Holly Tackman her and that women stage and should study and be poured some doing fun things. beer on her white tank top and drank the She is graduating in the spring rest. The audience cheered and from CSUF and plans to wear her Miss Double D-cember sash on screamed with enjoyment. Aaron Chase, a friend of Miles, graduation day. said that she was practicing the day before with different bottles. Chase said that Miles shook them up first and tried opening a Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra bottle. “I voted for Christine,” said Joel Morales, an audience member who said that he came to watch Miles’ talent live. “I arrived at 5:30 a.m., it was worth it.” An online poll was available for people to vote for the winner of the 2011 Miss Double D-cember and although the poll did not officially close at 9 a.m. Friday, some
Filled with zeal, students and faculty in Southern California met at Mihaylo Hall to rethink the philosophy, priorities and direction of higher education in the grim climate of budget cuts. During the 2008-09 fiscal year, the CSU suffered budget cuts that place the CSU $215 million below the need for operations. The event “We are not human capital,” was put on by a group called We! at Cal State Fullerton to discuss the changing ideology of the CSU toward programs like fine arts, humanities and philosophy. The group is made up of members of the Southern California Public Education Coalition. The members of the group also looked at the broader picture of an educational problem in freshman remedial students. We! was formed in March 2010 in response to a pre-event reading to a President’s Planning Committee Retreat for CSUF in January 2010. One of the purposes of the retreat was to evaluate and plan the university’s future prioritization of certain programs at the school. According to the reading, departments like fine arts and philosophy in their pure form are seemingly not seen as “valuable.” This is where members of We! disagree with the document. Steve Jobbitt, assistant professor of modern European history and one of the main facilitators of the group, believes neglecting these departments raises a major problem. “If we’re training the leaders of tomorrow, we need them to know who they are, where they are from and where they are going,” Jobbitt said. Jobbitt believes that withholding from programs like the humanities and focusing primarily on “crucial” departments like business and science will only graduate “human capital.” “We don’t disparage applied
knowledge, research or business at all,” Jobbitt said. “We need these things, but business needs humanities.” Jobbitt is afraid that if the university does not adequately invest in these programs, students will lose their ability to intellectually reflect on their lives. Ryan Quinn, a senior history major, resonates with this problem. “On average we have a nine-tofive day,” said Quinn, who is an avid researcher for We!. “No matter what that job entails and how many zeroes we have behind our paycheck, our job is not our entire life.” Quinn foresees the shallowness of leaving higher education to work at a job if there is no understanding of oneself through programs like humanities and philosophy. “What the university should provide is the availability to be intertwined with our culture and society and have a deeper connection to the world... In addition to our jobs,” Quinn said. Another issue in higher education is the puzzling figures of students in need of remedial education upon entering college. The Mandatory Early Start Program requires incoming freshmen who are not tested “CSU ready” in math or English to take summer classes, according to the California Faculty Association website. The average mean of high school grade-point average of students in need of remedial education in math at CSUF in 2009 was 3.18 and 3.20 in English, a report from the CSU website indicated. The largest ethnic group needing remedial education in math is African Americans with 55.1 percent. “Everybody gets affected but especially the kids who went to K-12 schools, which were not equal to most American schools,” said Steve Teixeira, secretary of Academic Professionals of California and Student Services professional at Cal State Los Angeles. “They come in with a deficit they didn’t create and that deficit is going to be worsened.” Teixeira believes the problem does not lie in the students or the faculty but the deficient resources allocated to certain K-12 programs.
FOOTBALL: PHYSICS EXPLAINED IN NEW LIGHT ... Continued from page 1 Gay used football to make physics easier to understand and of course, anyone who attended the lecture will view a football game in a totally different way in the future. “My reason for doing all this is trying to get kids, and maybe some adults, interested in physics and show them that physics can be interesting and also relevant to something you wouldn’t normally associate it with, like football,” Gay said. “My real target audience is middle school and high school kids, get them interested in physics and apply it to something they know about.” Gay’s book Football Physics is essentially aimed at high school players, because he thinks they are more willing to consider different aspects
of a football game. According to Gay, not everyone appreciates the idea of physics football. “Some fans, they just really don’t care,” Gay said. “There’s another group of fans and coaches, believe it or not, (who are) angered by the idea of physics football” However, while some think Gay destroyed the beauty of the football game by physics, more and more coaches and players are supportive of Gay’s idea. “There’s a great football player Joe Montana, the famous 49ers quarterback, once said: ‘Stop thinking, start losing,’ I think that’s a bright idea,” Gay said. During one of Gay’s demonstration, he used a helmet from Titan Football team. CSUF has not had a
football program since 1992 because of the budget cuts and lack of fan support. A lot of students and community members think it’s the time to take another look at it. A movement called “Bring Back Titan Football” is now in motion and the website BringBackTitanFootball.com is expressing the demands. “I’m with all the students on this, there must be some great kids in Orange County that want to play for Titan Football team” Gay said. “A good football program will help recruiting the students and make money for the university.” For more information on Tim Gay and his Physics Football, please go to the websites: http://Physics.unl.edu/outreach/ football.html and BringBackTitanFootball.com
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The problem with our ‘role models’
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The three R’s; reduce, reuse and recycle, are very important. A healthy planet is a happy planet, and we all need to do our part to keep our environment healthy. Join the movement and go green! Reducing your carbon footprint doesn’t take drastic changes; a simple change such as turning off the faucet while brushing your teeth will make a difference. Here are a few tips to help you live life the green way. It’s Sunday afternoon and you are still recovering from partying over the weekend, you walk out into your kitchen and there are enough beer cans to fill a small swimming pool. Do not, I repeat do not, put them in the trash! Instead fill up as many bags as you can with the left over cans and bottles and take them to the nearest recycling center. Not only will you go home with the gratitude of helping the environment, you won’t have to search the house for change for next week’s beer run. Instead of going to a restaurant to eat, be your own personal chef. Cooking your own food allows you to be in control of the waste that is produced. If you have leftovers you can easily store them with reusable Tupperware, while at a restaurant they would give you a styrofoam container that will never decompose and sit in a landfill for years. Bring your own reusable grocery bags to the supermarket. Not only do these bags work for the grocery store, you can use them when you go to the mall, a
bookstore and any store in general. If you buy a few things and you happened to not bring a reusable bag with you, use your hands and carry them yourself. Don’t be lazy people, you can do it, I promise. The United Nations recently published “Livestock’s Long Shadow-Environmental Issues and Options.” Livestock was among the top three contributors to our environmental problems. Livestock such as cows, pigs and chickens are responsible for 18 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. Choose a day or two out of the week where you don’t eat meat and you will ultimately reduce the world’s carbon footprint. When traveling to close locations, either ride your bike, walk or use any other means of transportation that doesn’t use fuel or electricity. You can help keep the planet healthy while keeping yourself healthy by getting in some daily exercise. Try to carpool with friends, family or neighbors as often as possible. Not only will it save you money on gas, but it will cut the amount of toxic emissions that are let out into the environment. We live in the age of technology and each one of us has at least three plugs being used 24/7. When you are not charging your cell phone, unplug your charger. When your laptop is fully charged, unplug the charger. When your i-anything is not in need of anymore battery, unplug the charger. If you have any electrical device that is fully charged and does not need anymore assistance, unplug it! With these small changes, you can make a big difference in our environment’s health. Reduce the amount of waste you produce by using only the necessary amount. Reuse anything and everything you can. Finally recycle, recycle and recycle! Together we can make a difference. Peace, love and recycle!
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they are off the field. There is a slim chance that We need to stop looking people consider athletes to be role up to celebrities and models as a result of their athletic talents; however it is more likely athletes that they are seen as role models CAROLINA VELAZQUEZ due to the intense pampering that comes with their fame. Daily Titan Now I know that not all actors and athletes are vapid. Leonardo DiCaprio has a solar Channel surfing these days can power house, that’s admiring. be appalling. Dwayne Wade recently received On one channel, Kim Kardashian is again showing off her huge his third NBA Cares Community Assist Award for the 2010 offseaassets, yawn. On another channel, paparazzi son, that’s inspiring. There are several actors and athare seen following Miley Cyrus when she is doing absolutely noth- letes out there who are more than just a face on your HD-TV. ing. But let me ask you this, when And finally Access Hollywood is getting the scoop on the latest was the last time you heard someone say that Leonardo DiCaprio or Dwayne Wade was their role model because of the good they have done? Hmm, try never. Instead DiCaprio is recognized for dating supermodels and Courtesy of Flickr user Kalumba 2009 Wade is known Kim Kardashian poses for a photo shoot to promote herself. as one of the star players of the Miami Heat. sports scandal. There are certainly other people Actors and athletes are seen everywhere either doing nothing or out there that deserve the title of “role model” more than athletes setting a bad example. And to think that these people and actors. For example, 14-year-old are considered to be role models. Graeme Taylor, an openly gay How is that possible? The reason for this is probably student who was brave enough because most regular people like to publicly defend a teacher who you and me secretly want to be was recently suspended for asking a homophobic student to leave his famous. The public often thinks: “Wow! classroom. Or how about Michelle Obama, These people came from nothing and now look, they’re big stars.” It must be a psychological problem given that the next thing you know is that you want to be like them. You watch those pointless shows like TMZ or anything on the E! Channel and read tabloid magazines with a glimmer of hope that one day you will become them. So what do you do? You hit up clubs in order to be seen, shop at the trendiest places or make a video of yourself and post it on YouTube or any other website and all because of what, you look up to people like Kim Kardashian? This is why reality shows are so popular, because people become overnight celebrities for doing stupid and wild acts on television. Athletes are no better as role Courtesy of MCT models given that we live in a Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade is known sports-craze society. Sociology professor at Oregon more for his athletic performance than his State, Steven Ortiz, the author good deeds. of numerous published studies on athletes, couldn’t have said it a woman who is becoming more any better when he explained this of a role model each day and for spoiled-athlete syndrome that is good reason. She is a strong, powoccurring. erful mother and wife who doesn’t “From the time they could be let her “celebrity status” get to her. picked out of a lineup because Once a person achieves the staof their exceptional athletic abil- tus of being famous, they are auity, they’ve been pampered and tomatically given the title of “role catered to by coaches, classmates, model” and we seem to forget teammates, family members and about those who really matter. partners…” It’s pretty easy to have an athlete Thus it becomes a pattern, and or an actor to look up to, but it is seeing that they are spoiled, they just as easy to find a person, who are not responsible for the way earned it, to be a role model.
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JANELLE CONNER / Daily Titan Felicia Jones, also known as contestant 13, strikes a pose onstage in front of the audience at the “Queen of the Universe” beauty pageant which was held at Circus Disco in West Hollywood. Most of the contestants enjoy dedicating their time to these beauty pageants.
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The process of becoming a woman was not an easy task. Jones had to create breasts by using duck tape and silicon that adheres to skin. She layered three rows of heavy-duty tape to hide her genitals, and even had to learn to walk gracefully in high stilettos. She put herself on a strict diet in order to look her best for the bathing suit competition, and removed all body hair. Other than trying to create female parts using unorthodox methods, the process of getting ready is no different than an average woman’s day-to-day rituals; applying makeup, painting nails, adding hair extensions and obsessing over the perfect outfit. She super glued body jewelry, bleached her teeth, and changed her eye color in hopes of standing out from the rest of the contestants. All throughout the process, she stood tall with pure joy. The confidence that Felicia exhibits is something that most women fail to recognize about themselves each day, and if a man can do it, a natural-born woman shouldn’t have a problem. Jones is proud to project her sexuality to the world and does it with sheer confidence. Although Jones enjoys dressing up and performing as a female, she has no desire to biologically become a woman. She does this for the sheer satisfaction of entertaining people and living life to the fullest. “Life is precious, so make the most of it,” Jones said.
Jones walks in stiletto heels around the house trying to master the female strut.
Jones contemplates on how she is going to get the silicon breast to stick on tape and not fall out of the dress during her moment onstage. By taping her chest, Jones is able to create cleavage.
Thick, fake eye-lashes, glitter eye-shadow and layers of foundation were just some of the makeup products used in order to enhance the feminine features of Felicia Jones. dailytitan.com/features
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Daytripper How could I not be? I was home. Downtown Riverside, home to the historic Mission Inn, welcomes the Holiday season with the Festival of Lights. Each year, CAROLINA VELAZQUEZ the city provides holiday decorations and lights that give DownDaily Titan town Riverside that small-town magnetism that the holidays ideWe got off the train in River- alize. With this being Ben’s first side and already, the brutal, bit- time here for the celebration; we ter wind hit our faces making snatched our warm drinks and our bodies go numb. My boy- bolted off to join the festivities. friend Ben, who is the king of “I We headed down Mission Inn told you so,” looked at me with Avenue where it became surprishis squinting, watery eyes and ingly colder as we walked under smirked. “I told you it would the 91 Freeway overpass; howbe cold. Thank goodness we ever we weren’t worried now that brought our heavy coats.” But I we had our drinks to keep us had the next brilliant idea when I warm. said we should get hot chocolate. With the faint holiday sounds We walked off the platform of Nat King Cole approaching, and onto Vine Street where we knew we weren’t far. The soft the otherwise boring trees were twinkling lights that gently glisbathed in Christmas lights. Ben tened off the walls of the Misand I are fond of walking and sion Inn were seen. The pedesgiven that it’s devastatingly chilly trian walkway was crowded with outside, we saw this opportunity people who were already in the as perfect cuddle weather. holiday spirit. We came across Coffee Depot, Although we had our choice which is slightly bigger than your to go ice skating, Ben and I were average Starbucks; it is a quaint eager to eat something sweet and hole-in-the-wall café just off temptation was on every corner. Mission Inn F r o m Avenue and funnel cakes Vine Street. to caramel How could I not be We then popcorn, decided to everything (excited)? I was home. make a quick sounded so stop for that good that hot chocoour mouths late we so desperately longed watered. As we walked by the for. The unabashedly hip cashier friendly gift shops and kiosks, wanted to make small talk and the lines for tasty treats were deasked us if we were here for the spicably long. Festival of Lights (I guess Ben Amidst the long lines, loud and I gave off a tourist vibe). Ben teens and whining children was looks at me and I quickly replied Simple Simon’s Bakery and Bis“Yes!” tro which was nestled peacefully “Someone is excited,” was the in the pedestrian walkway. only thing the young, scruffy ca“I want an éclair!” exclaimed shier said to me. one of the many children who
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were huddled around the entrance of the bakery. Ben and I both knew that the boy was onto something so we headed inside for an éclair of our own. Simple Simon’s was a much needed break from the freezing temperatures outside. The line wasn’t long and the prices seemed decent, we knew we made a smart choice by coming inside. We sat next to each other and anticipated the arrival of the sharply-dressed waiter to bring us our dessert. With forks at the ready, our éclair was placed in front of us. I dug in for my first bite and as I did, my eyes closed as I savored every inch of the dessert. The éclair was well worth walking around in the cold for. As we were beginning to call it a night, we knew now it was not hard to find that small-town charm outside of Orange County; but Ben wondered what kind of night it would be if we didn’t go ice skating. To be honest, I was hesitant to skate knowing that both Ben and I are inexperienced skaters. As usual, Ben was certain that this was a good idea. He put on the tattered green skates he rented and stood up. With one simple glide, Ben easily fell on the hard ice. Blushing, rubbing his hip, he stoodup again. Ben looked at me with a big grin on his face and I smiled back. For once I got to say “I told you so.”
Save yourself the time, money and headache when it comes to shopping this holiday season. By spending some time online to try and find the perfect gifts for friends and family, plan ahead and check out the newspaper ads, catalogs and websites to find the best prices this season. During Christmas, a variety of different stores offer special deals and discounts so that you can find that perfect gift. Many popular department stores have some of the best deals at very low prices. To make it even easier for shoppers, stores also offer discounts codes and/or coupons online as well. Target, Nordstrom Rack and Loehmanns are just a few stores that offer brand-name clothing at low prices. Nordstrom Rack carries all of the latest designer clothing, purses and jewelry. White and Black in Brea even offers a 20-percent discount off your entire purchase as a holiday gift to their customers. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls is also one of the most popular discount stores around and they offer a large variety of gift ideas for anyone on your holiday list.
In addition to clothing, they the area of shipping and installahave a Home Goods chain where tion charges. you can check out gifts for the Many online retailers will offer kitchen and bath. free shipping during the holidays, Most of the merchandise at which can save you a ton of money these stores is, in fact, past season. if have family and friends scattered However, due to the diffi- all over the map. cult economy many shoppers are Other stores offer free installabreaking all rules and are content tion charges on large-ticket items with getting the most bang for (i.e., major appliances, electrontheir buck. ics, etc.). In an attempt to boost holiday In this economic environment, sales, most retailers have expanded you shouldn’t be afraid to haggle their marketing reach in a variety a bit on prices and additional of ways. charges. The Black Friday sales pheMost retailers are anxious to nomenon has proven to be a very make the sale and are, therefore, successful approach in keeping willing to work with you on whatcustomers interested by providing ever will insure you leave with them with options in which stores, their product in hand. location and the method in which The holidays can be the most they traditionally shop during the stressful and enjoyable time of the holidays. year – depending of course on our Many retailers have also incor- planning and attitude during the porated a “price match” technique season. which saves Consider all you the time your options of driving from when shopping In this economic store to store, and don’t forenvironment, you and gasoline as get the three well. cardinal rules shouldn’t be afraid to Some retailwhen it comes haggle a bit on prices. ers will even to prices; combeat a competipare, compare, tor’s price in orcompare. der to secure the sale. Another creHoliday savings do not only ative technique in recent years has apply to shopping excursions. Be been the social network websites. honest with your budget, look for Smart retailers have set up free events in your community websites on Facebook where they for holiday entertainment such can advertise their sales and offer as free concerts, drive around to special discounts and coupons to see the beautiful holiday lights in those customers who visit their fan the neighbor and spend time with page and “like” it. family and friends. Happy ShopOther ways to save money is in ping!
TREE: AN OLD TOWN FEEL ... Continued from page 1 Children sat on the shoulders of their parents and counted down to one as the lights ignited on the tree. “We’ve come every year for the past seven years,” said Isabel Valle, local. “We sneak in towards the end to see the tree lighting because it’s a tradition for us, where we can come and be a part of our community rather than just sitting at home. We want our kids to feel part of their city. We love Santa and the countdown for the tree and to walk around and see all of San Juan at night; it gives us that old-town feel. It’s something for us to be a part of once a year.” San Juan Hills, Capistrano Valley High School and J. Serra Catholic High School music programs filled every corner of the city. “Capistrano Unified School District puts (the music) on, specifically Capo Valley High School. Different orchestra groups are playing different bits and pieces, and this is a small group playing now. There (are) groups playing in different places around town. The orchestra does it every year,” said Moji Lustig, player in the Capo High School string orchestra. “It’s nice to have everyone come out and have a small-town feel.
You don’t see this kind of stuff a lot. The kids seem to have fun. They get here early and get all set up and kind of socialize for awhile. They’re very excited about it,” said Rick Lustig, Moji’s father. Various choirs joined San Juan’s Ballet Folklorico dance group and performed extravagant dances on stage. Small groups from the State Champion CAPO Marching Band performed in small groups on street corners and students from Conservatory of the Arts designed a stage production accompanied by song and dance. People watched Irish dancers, bought unique items from vendors selling jewelry and viewed creative art galleries along Los Rios Street. “One of my dreams for the gallery is to fill up the courtyard with arts, so tonight has inspired a bunch of other artists to be here. We have 13 other artists out back. Tonight has been amazing,” said Tim Rusmisel, owner of a gallery by the same name. Other fun activities, such as pictures with Santa in Los Rios Park, various activities at the San Juan Capistrano Mission - including creating your own cookie - live nativity scenes, a free me-
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chanical “Holiday Train” ride for children, pony rides, a petting zoo and hayrides at Zoomars on Los Rios and River Street took place throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano.
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Hockey stunned by 49ers in the third MICHELEE COOPER Daily Titan
In what looked to be a victorious rivalry game for Cal State Fullerton’s men’s hockey club Friday Dec. 3, the Titans were able to hold off Long Beach State until a power play allowed the 49ers to take the lead with five minutes remaining in the game. Within the first minute of the game, Long Beach State junior forward Matt Kresky was able to score, taking an early lead over the Titans. On a power-play move, the Titans capitalized and at 13:29, scoring his 13th goal of the season, senior center Chris Houlihan made the first CSUF goal, with junior forward Elan Dunaev on the assist. Ending the first period, at a 1-1 tie. Four minutes into the second period, making his second goal of the night, Houlihan took the puck the length of the ice and put the Titans ahead 2-1. As the gap continued to increase working off yet another power play, junior defender Jason Holmes skated off with his third goal of the season, and stretched the lead to 3-1, Titans. With under three minutes remaining in the second period, the 49ers crept on CSUF’s heels as Kresky made his second goal of the night. The Ti-
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tans still took the lead into the third and final period with a score 3-2. “Going into the third period trailing 3-2, we knew we were outshooting them but we still wanted to come out with more intensity and put more pucks in the net,” said 49er junior forward Brad Roberts. The Titans and 49ers were scuffling left and right, and players were going in and out of the penalty box. “Going into the third period our focus was on locking it down defensively,” said junior defender Kyle Levindosfke. “We simply made too many mistakes and they took advantage of them.” With 31 seconds left on the clock the 49ers’ freshman forward William Alberto scored from a rebound, making the final score of the night and attaining the rivalry victory with a final score 5-3. CSUF sophomore center Jacob Daniel said playing the rival game is always intense because both teams are close in proximity and want to see who has what it takes to pull out the win. “(Both CSUF and LBSU) are super close Cal State schools,” Daniel said. “We play to see who’s better.” The Titans return to the ice in an away game versus the USC Trojans, Saturday at the Anaheim Ice Arena at 7:15 p.m. and have a third meeting with Long Beach State Dec. 17.
JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan The Cal State Fullerton men’s hockey club lost their second matchup to Long Beach State, 5-3.
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JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Titan guard Roger Guardia scored 14 points off the bench, including four three-pointers.
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JONATHAN GIBBY / Daily Titan Titan forward Orane Chin dumped 21 points in 34 minutes, in a 90-76 win Saturday.
When Johnson went converted at the free-throw line and a Titan three-pointer immediately after, the Titans took the lead 22-19. “I didn’t play the first game (against USD) and that gave (me) the (initiative) to play harder,” Johnson said. “First off, it has been a big thing to have JV back,” Webster said. “He had a good game… We played together more offensively and scored 90 points. Our defense was not good enough tonight.” The Toreros trailed into the half 41-39. Johnson made the first shot of the half followed by a bucket from senior guard Devon Peltier, who dropped 19 points and three assists. The Titans increased the deficit as the game continued, fighting through San Diego to pull ahead 65-59. “JV is what made the difference,” Burton said. “That’s why our team struggled.” Burton recognized Johnson, Chin, Peltier and senior guard Roger Guardia as the standout key players of the night. Webster set the tempo and his 10 assists proved to be the icing on the cake for the Titans’ success to spread the floor. “(The team’s) chemistry was terrific,” Burton said. “We’ve had so many injuries, JV went down, An-
dre (Hardy) has not come back and we have new kids who have to make transitions.” Guardia stepped it up and dropped 14 points off the bench, shooting perfectly behind the perimeter, by sinking four, and was able to help move the ball smoothly across the court. The Titans led by as much as 14 over the Toreros. With a number of fouls called on San Diego, Chin was sent to the free-throw line early and often where he hit 10 of 14 from the charity stripe. The Titans shot 58.7 percent from the floor as they were able to seal the cap on a two-game sweep over the Toreros, having beat them Nov. 21, 62-59. As the Titans take their enthusiasm and excitement from this win, they know they have a tough schedule ahead facing big opponents. Webster said it is games like these where the team is not expected to win, but through hard work, dedication and faith in the team, they can come out on top. “Going against Arizona is going to be a tough one, they are very athletic and talented,” Webster said. “It’s going to be a hostile environment, but we, as a team, are expecting to win. We are going to go out, play our hardest.” The Titans head out on the road to take on Arizona, Wednesday for a FOX Sports broadcast matchup at 5:30 p.m. and Portland State Sunday at 2 p.m.