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O c t o ber 13, 2000
Anderson on the Road to Recovery Facility issues raised
nSTUDENT: Former CSUF basketball player Rodney Anderson recovers from being shot seven months ago
nCAMPUS: Officials discussed the steady increase in size of the university
By Fermin Leal
Daily Titan Executive Editor When Martha Anderson heard the gunshots, she wanted to run. She was sitting on her front porch after dinner with her husband and daughters when she heard the commotion. Rodney was out there. He was just going to say hi to some friends before returning to school. He had a big game, the last game of the season, against New Mexico State on Saturday. It took all of Joseph’s strength to keep his wife from the line of fire. Her baby was out there and she needed to protect him. She ripped away from her husband, turned around and ran to the alley behind the house. Living in a neighborhood where gunfire was common, Martha and her son always had an understanding to meet there just to make sure that everything was OK. If everything was all right, Rodney would meet her in the alley. She hoped he would meet her in the alley. But he never made it there. Minutes later, her daughter Theressa ran into the house. “Mama, it’s Rodney. He’s been hit.” Rodney had been gunned down in a drive-by shooting, down the street from where his family sat at their porch after finishing dinner. It was an eerily quiet evening in Rodney’s south Los Angeles neighborhood before the incident happened. He was just talking with a couple of buddies from high school when he was hit. He remembers getting shot. He was then lying on the sidewalk — not feeling a thing. The next thing he knew, he was in an ambulance with paramedics frantically cutting off his clothes to find
By Samantha Gonzaga Daily Titan Staff Writer
dors from different theme parks such as Magic Mountain, Disneyland, Sea World, Lego Land, Knott’s Berry Farm and Universal Studios. “The entertainment was really good,” said psychology major Laurence Hem. “Lucy was cool.” Amy Tokuhiro, a business administration management major, said that since CSUF is a commuter campus it makes it harder for students to get to know the different functions of the school’s organizations and clubs offered. “The event enables students to expand their knowledge about AS and allow them to get involved,” she said. “It’s an awesome effort for AS to be well known and recruit students.” TSU Information and Service Coordinator M. Pamela Skawin said only certain vendors were invited.
The Facilities Master Development Plan, which addressed the enrollment growth at Cal State Fullerton, was held Thursday in the Pollak Library. The kick-off meeting was the first of many that will be held to discuss the issue of the overcrowding in Cal State Fullerton. The audience, which was comprised of faculty, students and members of the architectural firm A.C. Martin Partners, sat in a classroom set-up in room 130 of the library. President Milton Gordon opened the meeting with a speech, one that urged to those present to feel free to participate in the decision-making process. “Make sure you voice your opinion as you see fit,” Gordon said. “We want feedback, feel free to be able to make a recommendation. “The best we can offer you right now are thoughts and feelings,” he added. “Input is vital and necessary, but a decision needs to be made.” Vice President of Facilities Management Jay Bond also introduced the speaker who would be driving the remainder of the meeting, Richard W. Thompson. Before giving the floor to Thompson, Bond reiterated the importance of a collective participation guiding the progression of the master plan; not just to remedy current problems, but also those that may crop up in the future. “It is important to take a long-range perspective on this,” Bond said. Thompson, director of urban planning and design for A.C Martin Partners, then took the floor. His firm has had experience with other college universities. They have helped with the renovations of campuses like Cal Tech, UC Irvine and Cal State University Chico. As the student population nears capacity, the need to take action seemed all the more urgent. The projected number of students who will be attending CSUF in the next 10 to 20 years show a 4 percent increase from the current 28,381 headcount. Thompson laid out several scenarios for the university’s future via computerized layouts. Expansion seemed to be one of the preferable options to take in order to accommodate the educational and facility needs of both students and faculty members. “We intend to follow through the University mission and its goals,” Thompson said. “We’ll bring in our experiences. We have an issue of growth, one that that is close to surpassing the limit this campus could have.” Parking was one of the major topics of discussion. There are 6,957 spaces available for students out of the total 9,001. Thompson said one parking space is
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Rodney Anderson’s mother Martha and sister Glenda help with his recovery at their south Los Angeles home. where the shots entered his body. He was scared, but it probably wasn’t that serious. He would be up and around in a few days. No big deal. When he arrived at the hospital, the surgeon asked him if he wanted to go to sleep. He said yes. When he awoke a day later, his life had changed forever. He couldn’t move his arms and legs. He could barely
even move his head at all. It’s been seven months and Rodney is still recovering from the bullets that pierced his forearm and back, and severed his spinal cord. Last Friday, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department filed charges against 24-year-old Curtis Vaughn of Hawthorne, in connection with Rodney’s shooting. Vaughn, already in custody for parole violations in
an unrelated case, was described by police as a known gang member. Detective Louie Aguilera said Vaughn was the suspected shooter and the search is still continuing for the driver. Authorities described the shooting as random and there was no apparent reason as to why Rodney was targeted. “Only the weak-minded go into gangs,” Rodney said, describing
the suspect before the charges were filed. Gangs and gang violence are common in the neighborhood where Rodney spent most of his life. Rodney and his friends, however, were never in a gang. He said he never followed that path. Rodney’s life revolved around basketball. Martha said that Rodney
Students enjoy AS block nEVENT: Participants enjoy the company of Lucy Ricardo, Bugs Bunny and Shamu By Barbara Lake
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Dancers dressed as “Lucy Ricardo” and “Shorty the Dead Guy” perform in front of the Dixie Land Trio band.
Lucy Ricardo, Bugs Bunny and Shamu the killer whale all made an appearance at the Titan Student Union, Thursday. Students filled the walkway of the TSU, Becker Amphitheater and Performing Arts lawn, carrying free bags filled with fliers containing information on AS activities, and goodies at the block party. The party began at 7:30 a.m. with free coffee and Krispy Kreme donuts in front of the Information Desk at the TSU.
Then from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. students got to be part of the party exposition that included free prize and food giveaways, rock wall climbing, outdoor bowling, flag football and musical performances. AS President Mary Grace Cachuela said the block party was a good way of promoting and letting students become aware of the different programs offered. “Students don’t know we are more than just a governing body,” she said. “This is a great way to draw students to our part of campus and enhance the student experience and life to make it better.” Informational booths included Council Travel, AS recreation sports, AS Productions, the Games and Recreation Center, the Children’s Center, the TSU Board, Graphic Services,AS Government, Camp Titan and AS Human Resources. Another set of booths included ven-
CSUF female population continues extras to increase over recent semesters online
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nCAMPUS: Sixty percent of the student population is female
By Emily Roberts
Daily Titan Staff Writer Women are slowly taking over Cal State Fullerton. In 1978 the number of female students was equal to the number of male students for the first time. Now in 2000, female students account
for 60 percent of the campus population. This means that for every male student there are 1.5 female students or 50 percent more female students. “The college going rate of women has increased in this generation,” said James Blackburn, director of Admissions and Records. “The war years were the last time we saw a female majority and that quickly changed when the war ended.” This female majority is not just a CSUF trend but a trend across the nation. According to the Fall Enrollment survey published in November 1999 by the U.S. Department of Education, females
The presence of women at Cal State Fullerton is growing at an increased rate. Three out of every five students is female — the largest percentage accounted for 56.1 percent of under- ever. Only one department has more males than graduate and 56.8 percent of graduate female students. students in all degree-granting institutions in 1997. This majority held true across all ethnic groups including Blacks, Hispanics, Asians and American-Indians. Black women held the highest majority at 62.3 percent of black undergraduate students and 67.5 percent of graduate students. The percent of women showed a 1.2 percent growth from 1996 in all four-year public institutions such as CSUF, while
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2 Friday, October 13, 2000
A guide to what’s happening
MADD asks students to designate a sober driver
The Orange County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and XPRT Consulting are now working as a team in a project with the goals of bringing awareness of drunk driving and increasing participation in MADD’s Designated Driver Program. The aim of the program is for college students around the Fullerton area to designate a sober driver. The program opened Oct. 6 with kick-off events at three local restaurants; they included Off Campus Pub, Brian’s and El Torrito in Fullerton. The restaurants offered designated drivers free soft drinks to reward them for staying sober and taking responsibility for the safety of others. Designated drivers received a MADD lapel pin to acknowledge their commitment. MADD was formed in 1980 by a group of California women in reaction to a repeat drunken driver who killed a 13-year–old girl. The group has more than 600 chapters nationwide. MADD is dedicated to finding solutions to the problems of drunk driving and underage drinking. The Orange County chapter is the first in the nation to implement the Designated Driver program in cooperation with the restaurant industry. XPRT Consulting comprises of five communications students at the university. They formed the group for the purpose of completing various public relations programs and campaigns for a public relations management course at CSUF. The group will work together for four months during the fall semester.
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Festival 2000 on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brea Community Center. Admission and parking at the event are free. Individuals can join local and regional professionals in providing valuable community service. Booth spaces are free for non-profit organizations and $30 for profit businesses. People must register early to maximize marketing opportunities. They include flyer distribution, press releases and public service announcements on Video Brea Line Cable3 and more. The goal of the Wellness Festival 2000 is to create awareness of the many dimensions of wellness through experimental booths. A variety of specialties showcased include medical screenings, cutting-edge fitness trends, personal safety, alternative medicines, martial arts, parenting, elder care, and pet therapy. For more information, call (714) 990-7740.
After-school clubs begin
The Fullerton Library is ready to lend a hand to gently push children to discover the wonders of reading books. The library has launched a new season of its popular After-School Club for youngsters in Kindergarten through the sixth grades. Offered weekly throughout the school year, the clubs are designed to encourage reading as well as introduce young readers to a variety of experiences and fields of study. Activities offered include storytelling, puppet shows and creative dramatics. The After-School Club meets Tuesdays from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the Main Library, and 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. every Thursday at the Hunt Branch Library. Membership is free. Registration and further information may be obtained by calling the Children’s Room of the Main Library at (714)
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Campus The Cal State Fullerton Department of Music presents its Guitarist of the World Series, featuring Italian guitarist Andrea Dieci in a recital and masterpiece. His recital will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. For more information, call Elizabeth Champion at (714) 278-2434. Internationally acclaimed pianist Alicia de Larrocha presents her master classes on Saturday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Recital Hall. “Three Sisters,” a dramatic play by Anton Chekhov, is being presented by the CSUF Department
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of Theatre and Dance. The play is being performed on Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the Arena Theatre. Tickets are available at the Performing Arts Center box office or call (714) 278-3371.
The Friends of the Fullerton Arboretum is holding its Arborfest and Fall Plant Sale on Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature The Ugly Bug Fair, the Arboretum Plant Sale Fall Opening, and the O.C. Cactus and Succulent Show. Other activities are hay wagon rides and apple pressing. The show will be held at the Fullerton Arboretum. For more information, call (714) 278-3579.
The Bowers Museum presents “Egyptian Treasures from the British Museum,” open through January 2, 2001. This exhibit will cover a timespan of over 3,000 years. Among the items on display are stone sculptures of pharaohs and dignitaries and bronze statuettes of the gods. For more information, call (714) 567-3650 or visit http://www.bowers.org. “Arnie Hendrickson: Phantom Pain” will be on exhibit through Nov. 4 at the CSUF Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana. The gallery’s hours are Tuesday through Sunday, between 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call
Marilyn Moore at (714) 278-7750. This exhibit is free. “Domestic Priorities,” an exhibit that brings together three California artists whose work draws parallels between the process of making art and the routine of domestic life runs through Oct. 22. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Foundation is located at 1201 W. Malvern Ave., in Fullerton. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission costs $2 for adults, $1 for students and seniors, and children are free. For more information call (714)
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Friday, October 13, 2000
Debate team prepares for tournament nSPEECH: They will compete this weekend at San Diego State By Cindy Bertea
Daily Titan Staff Writer Speech and debate squad member Chris Salorio said the biggest challenge at this weekend’s San Diego State tournament is winning. It is his first competition. The 26-year-old is confident that his pairing with veteran competitor and fellow squad member Melody Zandpour will bring success. “By the end, I think we’ll do well,” Salorio said. The team is a study in contrasts, and the differences have helped Zandpour and Salorio learn from each other. Although they are both juniors, each has contrasting degrees of forensics experience and distinct career goals. Zandpour competed on the squad since her freshman year at Cal State Fullerton; Salorio transferred from Santa Ana College this semester, where he debated on single issues in a classroom setting. As a seasoned competitor, Zandpour started out with individual events like informative speaking in her freshman year, then moved on to debating. In debates, two pairs of students argue on a specific topic. “Since I want to go to law school, I thought I’d better learn to debate, it might help with my career,” said 20-year-old criminal justice major Zandpour. Through Salorio’s current job working as an electrician, he became active in the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers union. Through unionism, he got the political bug, which fostered his goal of becoming a politician, Salorio said. He believes competing in a debate forum will build his skills for a career in politics. Despite the differences in forensics expertise, the pair said they work well together, a symbiotic blending of old and
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started dribbling a ball as soon as he began walking. He played high school ball at George Washington Prep near his home. Despite changing his life forever, Rodney said he doesn’t hate his shooter. He instead feels sorry for him and the lifestyle he chose to live. Martha also feels pity for the shooter. But she has more resentment than Rodney does. She doesn’t understand why the shooter targeted her son, who only wanted to play basketball. “He doesn’t know how many lives he affected,” she said. “He not only hurt Rodney, he hurt a whole community.” Nineteen-year-old Rodney is the youngest of five. His brother and three sisters call him the baby of the family because he is 12 years younger than his next sibling.
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fought over by about nine students. Building a stack parking structure was presented as an idea that may alleviate parking problems. The suggestion was not fully welcomed however. Among those who did not think a new parking structure would be a good remedy was Political Science Professor Sandra Preston. “We have a terrible parking problem,” Preston said. “When I come on campus, part of Lot A is empty. Students do not want to walk from too far to their class so they’ll circle the closer parking lots instead for space.
new talents. “I definitely have to initiate more. As the leader, I’m using what I know and trying to learn how to help him,” Zandpour said. “This forces me to teach.” During the last two summers, she participated in a two-week debate institute held in Arizona, describing each experience as a “forensics boot camp.” “However, it was a good experience,” she said. “It forced me to get into this year’s topic, and I learned how to interact with my debate partner.” Each year a topic is chosen that debate partners throughout the country research and use to form their arguments. This year’s topic involves increased United States assistance within the greater Horn of Africa. CSUF debate team members are focusing on debt relief in Tanzania, where other schools might build their cases around democracy in Djibouti, or peace in Somalia, among other issues. Salorio said that he and Zandpour have a good mix of knowledge about this year’s topic. “I know a little more about foreign policy, where she’s informed about Clinton and domestic policies,” he said. Salorio said that Zandpour’s previous experience has helped him to better organize each argument. During last year’s tournament at San Diego State, Zandpour debated with fellow squad member Amy Dempster in the novice category, winning first place. This year, she and Salorio will compete in the junior category. “Last year’s victory was great,” Zandpour said. “It gave me a lot of confidence.” In the last few weeks before this tournament, she and Salorio worked diligently to refine their arguments, sometimes practicing four hours in one day. “He’s reviving me, he’s got young blood,” Zandpour said, regarding his winning spirit. “It’s like he’s on fire sometimes when we’re practicing.” Salorio attributes his passionate dedication to his background in sports competition, which he said boosts his will to win. “This is less physical, but more intel-
lectual than any sports I play,” he said. “As much as I’ve competed, I’ll know when to strike in the debate if they’re down.” Forensics co-director Jon Bruschke said that Salorio’s previous sports experience is definitely a plus. “As a former athlete, the interesting thing about Chris [Salorio] is he might not understand all the technical details, but he very much understands the competitive aspect of debating.” Bruschke also noted that some debaters are intimidated by the immediate feedback from judges, which can sometimes be harsh. “With Chris, he’s probably used to having coaches get in his face and screaming at him, so the judges shouldn’t bother him,” he said. As for Zandpour, Bruschke said he believes she and Salorio are a good match. “All she wanted was a partner who would work as hard as she does, and both do just that,” he said.
Bruschke’s fellow co-director, Jeanine Congalton, agrees that the pair is working toward victory. “I’ve been able to watch Melody develop from a brand new, beginning person to the level she’s at now,” she said. “I’ve watched her move from the very beginning to her position now as a peer mentor.” Congalton said that Zandpour is lucky to have a partner like Salorio, who has so much enthusiasm and energy. “He is so passionate about learning as much as he can,” Congalton said. Besides his commitment to learning, Salorio is also emphatic about his lucky charm for the tournament — a wellworn New York Jets baseball hat. Originally from New York, he said he has worn the hat during his previous sports competitions. He hopes this talisman will help him and Zandpour win at the tournament. “Until they tell me I can’t, I’ll wear it,” Salorio said.
Rodney’s main concern these days is trying to get himself physically back to normal. He has always been athletic. It seemed as though at times he could actually leap through the ceiling of Titan Gym when throwing down slam-dunks. Now Rodney can barely move his hands. He goes to rehab three times a week to re-learn basic skills like sitting up by himself and other things to make him more independent. He works on exercises like stretching, standing with a machine, and muscle-flexing to prevent them from stiffening up. “Basically I want to get stronger,” Rodney said. The rehab process can sometimes be painful as doctors twist and turn his body every which way. Rodney has seen some positive results thus far. Right after the shooting, he could not move anything below his neck. Now some feeling and movement has returned to his
arms and hands, but there is still no sensation in his legs. His doctors won’t specify on the long-term outlook of his condition, but are encouraged by the progress he has had so far. When not at rehab, Rodney spends his free time watching television and talking to friends and teammates from school. For Martha, a Los Angeles Unified School District custodian on worker’s compensation, the past summer has been very different than others. “I see a lot more of my baby now, that’s one of the good things,” she said. Martha doesn’t mind taking care of her son on a daily basis. She has help from Rodney’s sisters who are eager to assist any way they can. Martha has seen little change in her son’s attitude compared to before the shooting. “His personality is the same and I thank God for that, although he some-
times has his quiet days,” he said. Rodney’s short-term plan is to return to Cal State Fullerton next semester and continue his education. He will follow the team through the upcoming season and wants to attend several of their games. As far as his future after that is concerned, Rodney has the same goal now as he did before the shooting. He plans to live out his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA, maybe even for his favorite team, the Lakers. Rodney not only feels he will walk again, he knows he will play ball as well. And Martha doesn’t doubt that for one minute because she believes her son is a fighter and in her mind, her baby will be suiting up for a pro team, awing the crowds and making the big bucks. “Someday he will be able to because I want my big house,” Martha said.
“We don’t need to build more parking structures, or even convert the Arboretum.” After that, student housing was the topic discussed. At the moment, six student residents are crammed into one suite, more than twice the number of people that usually room together, in comparison with other college dormitories. Expanding and improving the off-site campus was another option. The Mission Viejo campus, satellite classes, and the newly-purchased College Park hope to curb population growth. The building will be used for offices for professors, thus leaving spaces in campus buildings to move in other classes. These may be used for classes.
Some of the buildings are approaching the end of their life cycle, Thompson said. At 50 years, they are ready for renovation. Most importantly, maintaining the ethnic diversity of CSUF was kept in mind. The aesthetic beauty of the campus is also desired. Whatever physical changes the campus will be undergoing should not compromise its atmosphere Thomson said. “Open spaces” — the avoidance of crowding the campus with more buildings or additions — was a concept Thompson hopes to employ. Thompson’s concern lies in that the campus needs areas for students to socialize in. He sited the need for a strong center on campus, a nucleus of unity that the
quad will emit. “A core at the center of the campus is something students will remember after they are long gone,” he said. As the meeting closed, Bond expressed how glad he was to see students in the audience, as this plan impacts them the most. To get a better idea of seeing through their eyes, a plan has been devised to hand out disposable cameras for students can take pictures of their favorite spots on campus. Students were asked to see Kandy Mink from the project management team for more details. The next meeting will be held Oct. 19 in the TSU Theatre from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. An afternoon session is also sched-
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Chris Salorio and Melody Zandpour practice for their debate.
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the number of males decreased by 0.3 percent. Renae Bredin, assistant professor of Women’s Studies, said this increase is due to the changed role of women in society. “In the 50s, 60s and even 70s women were asked to make a choice between family and work. They’re not required to give one up anymore,” Bredin said. “We see that men can have a career and a family and it’s the same for women.” Communications Professor Ed Trotter, who has been teaching at CSUF for 25 years, said there is a difference in the women who populate the university today. “They’re socialized to have a leadership role in a way they haven’t been before.” Trotter said. “They’re more likely to step up to the plate.” This role of leadership can be seen as early as high school where 38.2 percent of females graduated with the required coursework for admittance into the UC and CSU systems in 1999 compared to 32.7 percent of male students. The report, put out by the California Department of Education, echoed the report on college enrollment in that the female majority carried across all ethnic groups. Female graduation rates are also successful at the university, according to a report by the office of Analytical Studies that followed the six-year graduation rates of Fall 1993 first-time freshmen. Of the freshmen females, 47 percent had graduated by 1999 while the males lagged behind at 39 percent. “It’s true nationally that women are slightly more likely to graduate then men,” said Dolores Vura, director of Analytical Studies. Females also dominate all areas of study on the campus except busi-
n from page 1 “We invited the vendors so students know what services we provide and tickets we sell,” she said. Carmenza Castilla, an international student, said the block party was a healthy event which influences young people in a positive way. “To have recreational activities like these, allows students to move in a positive direction,” Castilla said. “It also invites young people to be more sociable with others.” While some students lined up to get free pink cotton candy, and ventured through the booths receiving pencils, key chains and coupons. Others watched the intramural games, outside bowling and rock wall climbing. Tory Ling, a computer information system major from Fullerton Junior College, said he came to campus to meet a friend but decided to stay until the event was over. He said he had fun bowling as he watched Shamu almost strike. Theatre major Ryan Izay said he
ness where there is an equal percentage of male and female students and engineering where females account for only 18 percent. Women account for 56 percent of students majoring in the natural sciences or math, this is largely due to the high female numbers in biology. Female enrollment is still low in male dominated fields such as physics, math and chemistry. Bredin said this is due to a culture where instructors do not encourage young females to pursue these areas and where women lack internal confidence of their abilities in these fields. “There is a large pocket of people who discourage females from pursuing these areas,” Bredin said. “It’s not everyone but many male and female teachers tend to see males and females differently.” This in turn, Bredin said, causes females to lose confidence and desire to work in a field that they know is male dominated. Shahin Ghanzanshahi, one of two female professors in the engineering department, said she agrees that women need more encouragement in these fields. She said that the negative attitude towards subjects such as engineering often gets carried up from high school. “They need to start in high school to encourage them in the sciences,” said Ghanzanshahi. “Girls need to know that there is nothing in engineering that women can’t do.” Despite some lingering problems, Emily Marlephansakul, a senior public relations major, said that it is a good time to be a woman. “Look back 50 years ago,” Marlephansakul said. “Women have come a long way. Education is a great way to break through the glass ceiling. It’s empowering.”
felt a rush climbing the rock wall. “It was a workout,” he said as he was breathing heavily. He added that the party was fun was disappointed that he had to go to class and miss the rest of it. The Rock Wall Superintendent Adam Deverell said he had lots of students coming over to rock climb, both guys and girls. “This whole type of event is really fun and exciting because we get to meet a lot of vendors and get free stuff and it makes you feel happy inside,” Hem said. On one corner music filled the air as Five Degrees of Soul, a Latin band performing in the Becker Amphitheater, played. While on another corner Tuffy and Tiffy Titan, the school mascots, and Lucy Ricardo with Shorty the Dead Man danced together to the music of the Dixie Land Trio. “With midterms being so stressful, being here gives a sense of release,” Hem said. “I released myself there.”
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Overcrowding was addressed by university officials on Thursday.
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Daily Titan Crossword Puzzle
Weekly Horoscope: Oct. 13 through Oct. 19 Libra Sept. 23 — Oct. 23 Friends and loved ones will expect you to lather them with compliments. They think you have become the most positive, nonpessimistic human being walking the face of the Earth. They think you’ve changed. They expect you to no longer be the intolerant, judgmental, problem-finder that everyone else tolerates, because unlike you, they have patience. Too bad they’re wrong. Scorpio Oct. 24 — Nov. 21 A party of immeasurable proportions is in the horizon. There will be music. There will be dancing. And yes, plenty of drinking. Try not to make too much of a blubbering fool of yourself. You may not forgive yourself in the morning. Have fun, but remember that this party has the potential of making you lose the little respect you have left from your friends and acquaintances.
Answers will be published in the Oct. 20 Daily Titan
ACROSS 3. Skinny 5. To put firmly in place 8. To run after somebody 9. The IEE office is located in this building 11. A dot-shapped mark 12. Pikachu 13. To set upon violently 15. The filing, polishing and painting of the toenails 17. Maltose and dextrose 19. Delightful 20. Capital is Budapest
DOWN 1. “Crash” Davis 2. Music Television 4. Valley phrase when things are well 6. North American Free Trade Agreement 7. Beantown 10. Drove in 191 runs in 1930 14. Angry, enraged 16. Pain 18. A household nail
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Sagittarius Nov. 22 — Dec. 21 All of the sudden you have been cast into the role of mentor and guide. Normally averse to the thought of children near or around you, you will be thrown into the middle of screaming, nagging, mud-caked replicas of your little brother or sister. With the look of helpless agony on your face, you will be asked to take care of these young children. It will be over soon, but you may end up crying yourself to sleep. Capricorn Dec. 22 — Jan. 19 People around you have it in their heads that your level of intelligence is nothing to be envied. That you have not a shred of common sense in your entire body, and that even if your life depended on it, you could not solve a problem on the spot. Hmmm … I wonder what gave them that idea? But don’t worry, they’re really far off.
No, really. Aquarius Jan 20 — Feb. 18 You know the saying: Fake it ‘till you make it? Well this is you in the days to come. You don’t think you’re smart, you’re brilliant. You’re not somewhat attractive, you’re hot. You don’t have a knack for something, you have a gift from the gods. And when people roll around on the floor laughing after you say these things, they’re not laughing at you, they’re laughing with you. Whatever it takes so you can sleep at night. Pisces Feb. 19 — March 20 You will feel like you are in the bowels of your field. You do the dirty laundry, you clean up the after-party mess, you grab the coffee. But wait, your day to shine is near. You will have the chance to prove yourself to the higherups and move up in the world. Unfortunately, rather than brilliant, your performance will be lackluster. Just as well, your new job wouldn’t have been that much better. Well, maybe it wouldn’t have. Aries March 21 — April 19 Problems loom in your immediate future. You can confront them or avoid them. The best bet is direct confrontation. Ignore your gut feeling that tells you to run and hide in an attempt to avoid physical and/or emotional injury. You’ll be OK. And insurance can always cover the hospital bills. Taurus April 20 — May 20 Taking your time is the philosophy for the week. You will not care when others pressure you to complete your task. You will ignore those who call you slow and incompetent. When it takes you two hours to complete a 20-minute job, you yawn in response to taunting. While you’ll think your philosophy is the road to a happier,
stress-free life, the rest of us will grow old waiting for you. Hurry up already! Gemini May 21 — June 21 Your new outlook on life is to be positive. You love everyone. Everyone loves you. You sing peace songs from the ‘60s and watch the “Sound of Music” more than a few times. You’re relaxed, you’re at ease, you are one with the universe. What’s the cause of such bliss? The culprit may have been that three-day-old mushroom and pepperoni pizza. Cancer June 22 — July 22 Look and act your best. You will come into contact with important others who will influence your future. So kissing up is a good idea. And avoid wearing those jeans that have the rear-end torn out and that spiked collar you like to wear out at night. I know, I know, freedom of expression and all that. But some people just don’t understand. Leo July 23 — Aug. 22 The issue is not if you lose, it is how much you will lose. If you want to lose small, get out now. But if you want to risk massive losses for the slight chance that you will win something, stay in the game. The smart, safe person will get out. But the Leo that we all know and love will be the same old stubborn, optimistic fool that stays in. Virgo Aug. 23 — Sept. 22 You feel well prepared for what awaits you. You feel so confident about your abilities that you think yourself unstoppable. Someone makes you an offer you can’t refuse. But you will. Friends will call your refusal stupidity. Family will call it fear. You will call it the best choice. Listen to your friends. — Jessica Peralta
Friday, October 13, 2000
Conjoined twins will separate and save the life of British officials made the decision to separate the twins but will most likely result in the death of the weaker which may end both lives if not separated protruding from each side. Jodie is the only one with a functioning heart and lungs therefore Mary depends on her for oxygenated blood. Mary has also suffered brain damage and is unable to eat on her own. She is incapable of independent existence. If they remain as one, both girls are expected to die within sixmonths because supporting two bodies is weakening Jodie. If they are separated, Mary will die while Jodie could have a chance at a fairly normal life after extensive surgery. Sadly, in a way this case imitates the movie "Sophie's Choice" where Meryl Streep's character had to choose which of her children would remain with her
By Magda Liszewska
British Court of Appeal judges made the right decision ruling that the case of conjoined twins came down to an issue of self-defense and the right of the stronger girl to be released from a sister who would eventually kill both of them. The twins were born in Manchester on Aug. 8. To protect their identities, they have been given false names Jodie and Mary. They are joined at the lower abdomen with a set of legs
and which one would be sent to instant death at the World War II camp. However, unlike the movie character, the devout Roman Catholic parents said they can not sacrifice one daughter for the other and asked that the girls be left in their current state. The parents were quoted saying: "Everyone has the right to life, so why should we kill one of our daughters to enable the other one to survive? We cannot begin to accept or contemplate that one of our children should die to enable the other one to survive. That is not God's will." Apparently they believe God meant for it to be that way, but if he meant for babies to die in such a way, he would
not have given people the intelligence to come up with ways to conduct a successful surgery and save at least one of the girls. At a time when medicine is advanced enough for a successful procedure, it is inconceivable that the parents would just watch as both of their children die when they are offered an opportunity to save one of them. Either way, Mary will die, not because she will be intentionally killed but because her own body cannot sustain her life. It is tragic but inevitable. Mary is beyond help and the surgery is more like removing someone who has no chance of a normal life from the life-support system rather than killing. It makes no sense to let Jodie die with
her sister. The situation is extremely difficult for everyone involved. Separating the twins is not a tough choice to make; it's a matter of saving one life as opposed to losing two. However, it is a very difficult choice to live with. The doctors will have to watch Mary die as they separate her from her sister. One day, the parents will have to explain to Jodie that her sister was killing her and they did not want to interfere. They will have to re-live the whole situation remembering that the right to make a decision about their own children was taken away from them. The case has caused a lot of con-
troversy. Pro-life supporters called the decision to proceed with the surgery "infanticide" and "a green light for further attacks on human life." However, watching Mary slowly suck the life out of her sister seems like a useless waste of an innocent life. The court came to the least detrimental decision, the only right one in this situation. —Magda Liszewska is a Daily Titan Staff Writer
Letters to Wen Ho Lee’s targeted due to backthe Editor
Major newspaper publishes alleged espionage and only days later arrest of Taiwanese man is made By Darleele Barrientos
Get it together
Usually while on campus, I pick up The Daily Titan every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday hoping to see and read something worthwhile.‑ I am still, however, disappointed.‑ Articles on love and bad hairs days are some of the stories that I recall are far from thought provoking.‑ Get some writers who are willing to use this forum to debate social topics, election information and valid news.‑ — unhappy reader
Keep the Arboretum The Arboretum has many functions, not just environmental benefits. It provides education, through classes, tours, historical reproductions. It is a great study area for people working in biology and ecology as well. It serves the community with an area to stroll, to learn, to hold events, etc.
— Jean Turner
A Place to Rest
I don’t think that we should replace the Arboretum. I like the sense of peacefulness I get from it. I haven’t found any place like it. I respect those who do like its environment. The only way I know about it is through my biology lab class last semester and it’s something different. I like CSUF because of its diversity as far as people to meet and places to go. I think that we might need a little help on parking, but I did like our stack parking.
On March 6, 1999, the New York Times published a shocking story of espionage and the theft of nuclear weapons technology from Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. This article detailed the apparent leap in nuclear weapons technology by the Chinese government and although they didn’t name a perpetrator, they did say the suspect “stuck out like a sore thumb.” That suspect was eventually identified as Wen Ho Lee, a 60-year old Taiwan-born nuclear physicist, who was indicted on 59 counts of allegedly transferring top-secret nuclear weapon data with the intent of helping a foreign country. Lee was arrested on Dec. 10, 1999, and sat in jail until August 2000, in solitary confinement, denied bail. All this without having been formally charged with espionage and the FBI turning up nothing at Lee’s home, even though these particular searches were almost legendary in their thoroughness. Though I know the Times, who recently published a statement defending their reporters and their tactics, had nothing to do with the arrest and indictment of Lee, I believe that their article sparked fear and hysteria of Chinese espionage. According to the authors of the initial article, the Chinese government, up until recently, did not
have the capability to miniaturize its bombs until they had stolen “the crown jewels” of the United States nuclear program, Lee’s employer until March 1999. In addition, the government, according to the Times, has been investigating this case of espionage since 1997. Almost too coincidentally, Wen Ho Lee was arrested nine months after the article in the Times came out, even though the government had been conducting their investigation for more than three years. In the past, newspapers have been used to call citizens to arms, to shed light on government conspiracies and to expose crooked – and indiscreet – politicians. It is a sad state of American civil rights if newspaper articles are now directing our justice system. Every person involved in the Wen Ho Lee fiasco is under fire: the two FBI agents who interrogated Lee, and warned him falsely that he had failed his polygraph test. Notra Trulock, then director of counterintelligence at the Energy Department, who continued to insist that a Chinese spy had ransacked Los Alamos. Bill Richardson, U.S. Energy secretary, who pushed for prosecution even in the face of limited evidence. It seems almost like a situation that they could have seen as trouble from a mile away, yet these people did nothing to defuse it; rather, they fueled the hysteria and the hostility towards Lee. For me, an Asian American journalism student, it is a bizarre and confusing situation to try to comprehend. Even though he is pleading guilty to one count of mishandling nuclear secrets, Lee’s
solitary confinement seems incredibly unfair, and I’m sorry to say, racist. I say his solitary confinement is unfair because another prominent figure, John Deutch , former CIA director, was also found as having mishandled classified information by storing intelligence secrets on unprotected computers at his home. When comparing the two cases, prosecutors have contended that Lee was intended to harm the government, while Deutch was merely “sloppy.” But again – where’s the proof that Chinese American Lee ever intended to harm the United States? And, yes, I will say that I believe Lee was targeted because he was Chinese. But anyone who knows anything about Asian Americans knows that being from mainland China as opposed to being from Taiwan is a big difference, even though they are all ethnically Chinese. If Lee is originally from Taiwan, an island which remains capitalist, why would Lee seek to help out the Communist mainland Chinese? Although I believe the FBI had every right to interrogate Lee because they suspected him of downloading information to an unsecure computer, I won’t accept any rationalization that because he is Chinese, it was necessary to hold him in solitary confinement for nine months without any chance of bail. If I did, it would just sustain the stereotype of Asians and Asian Americans as being “foreign.” No matter the land of birth, no matter the vow of citizenship.
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Wen Ho Lee may be the base of a racial case. Reminds me of a situation dur- scientist who wished to go fishing ing World War II, when Japanese after being freed to be incarcerated Americans were herded out to for so long and with such restricremote areas in the interior of the tion? American West Coast, during a I will also ask – if his actions war against Japan, Germany and were so dire that Lee , why is he Italy. being freed on just one count as It didn’t matter that one bat- opposed to the original 59 counts talion made up of only Japanese of downloading secure information Americans was one of the most to unsecure computers and data decorated battalions during the tapes? war. It just mattered that they These are questions that I don’t were different. That they looked think will ever be answered. “foreign.” Instead, I will ask – what was —Darleene Barrientos is the so intimidating about a 60-year-old Daily Titan Asst. News Editor
Roits of Palestine seem to have no end in
Horrible images of Rami Durra seconds before being shot and killed are just some of the images reaching the United States
By Terry Jolliffe
What began last Friday as a walk to Starbucks after a day at the Art Institute of Chicago ended me up in the middle of hundreds of American Palestinians protesting the recent violence in the Middle East. With heavy police presence, one protester told me it was their third demonstration, with another planned for Wednesday, in front of the Israeli Consulate on E. Wacker Drive. “The fact that I can demonstrate in front of the Israeli Consulate is a blessing,” said Manal El-Hrisse. “Our
people are still dying. Are we not worth anything?” The Jews have been through the Holocaust and it’s ironic that they are committing another Holocaust against the Palestinians. We will continue to demonstrate until the killing stops. As American citizens we don’t want our tax dollars supporting the murder of our people. We are infuriated by right-wing Israeli leader Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount-he was putting it in face-the disrespect! There will never be peace,” said El-Hrisse. Several small Palestinian children carried protest signs. Others carried pictures of 12-year-old Rami Durra, the 12-year-old boy on the front page of most newspapers, with indescribable terror on his face, clinging to
his father seconds before he was shot to death, taped by a French filming crew. The protesters were peaceful and women and children in full Middle East attire were very high profile. Cars and trucks traveled up and down busy Michigan Avenue honking their horns and waving colorful Palestinian flags out their windows. “We’ve had no problems with the demonstrators. They’ve been very polite and law abiding but the people driving their cars in this traffic might have a problem with them,” laughed Officer Gibson, Chicago Police. One observer, Fred Kravitz, active in his Jewish community in Brooklyn, New York, said, “The fighting and killing has always been from both sides. Neither the Palestinians nor the
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Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount or the Baitul Muqqaddis, also known as Dome of the Rock was a futile attempt to shore up his dying political future.” “His action has led to the death and injury of thousands of Middle Eastern people and has placed the Middle East peace in great jeopardy. It is worth remembering that Sharon was instrumental in the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. While Israeli soldiers looked on from the outskirts of Beirut, thousands of Palestinians in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps were massacred by the pro-Israeli Lebanese Maronite faction,” said Shamim.
jected ourselves to start rooting for other teams. I grew up a Ram fan and I still am one. I attended one Ram football game in my life. The game was rowdy with everyone talking trash to each other. In retrospect it was a great experience and I really miss it. “ I loved going to the Raider games and drinking a beer,” said Junior Daniel Saenz who majors in graphic design. “ On the day before work being out in the sun and rooting for the Raiders was great. Even though their gone I still root for them but it’s not the same.” What I remember is that mostly everyone in this city where mainly Raider fans, I guess cause they had more tradition. But I think it was because the Raiders had cool colors and signified toughness. The Rams on the other hand, where blue and yellow and had a lot of losing seasons. The Raider fans dressed up as pirates and the Rams fans put watermelons on their heads.
“ I blame the fact that we don’t have football anymore on Al Davis and Georgia Frontiere,” said Senior Nancy Jones, Psychology major. “Also the fans never really supported those teams while they where here. There were always more fans of the opposite teams then the home teams. So the fans should of went out more instead of complaining about it now.” I remember the only time the Rams where good was in 1989 when they entered the playoffs as wild card. They beat the Eagles in Philadelphia and the Giants in New York to advance to the NFC championship game against San Francisco 49ers. That team had Eric Dikerson, Jim Everett, and Flipper Anderson. Of course my most hated team, the 49ers, with Joe Montana slaughtered them. They did get to the Super Bowl against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1980 at the Rose Bowl but lost the game. The Raiders have always had good tradition until the 90’s where the Chiefs and Broncos have owned them. But to
—Terry Jolliffe is a Daily Titan Staff Writer
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Still waiting for pro football to come By James Moya
Football no longer a trademark in L.A.
Israelis are completely right, and neither is completely wrong. No, I do not see peace happening in the Middle East,” Kravitz said when asked. “The archives of the holy temple are underneath Temple Mount. Jews have every right to go there to view the documents,” Lou Levy, of Deal, New Jersey, said, referring to Arirl Sharon’s visit. “Ariel Sharon is a provocateur. He is facing grave threat to his leadership of the Likud party now that Benjamin Netanyahu is thinking of making a political comeback following his acquittal,” said Dr. C.M. Shamim, Professor of Political Science at California State University Fullerton, “According to all polls Netanyahu will be able to easily oust Sharon from the leadership of the Likud party. Thus
Once upon a time football roamed the land of Los Angeles. Fans packed the Big A and the Coliseum when the Rams and Raiders played here. Touchdown passes where thrown and mayhem filled our Sunday afternoons. It seems that something is missing for the Angelinos on the weekends. The Raiders originally hailed from Oakland, then moved to L.A. then back to Oakland. The Rams were from Cleveland, then moved to L.A. then moved to St. Louis. Los Angeles lost a chance of having a franchise when the NFL voted the new franchise to be in Houston. Currently we have arena football, college football, and the upcoming XFL but it’s just not the same without pro football. Most of us have sub-
all those former Raider fans who now know that the Rams are the defending Super Bowl Champs and probably will win it again this year, while the Raiders continue to underachieve in Oakland must really hurt. It also hurts that the Rams didn’t get to do it here. “ I root for the 49ers now because there is no team here and the Chargers are no good,” said Sophomore Jay Sanford, Chemistry major. Sanford added,“I always been a Ram fan but I can’t identify with them now with their new city and new uniforms. Come to think of it, the 49ers are not that good either.” It feels good for the Rams to be unstoppable. But Los Angeles really needs a team because we are a big market.” Sundays aren’t the same anymore without the rowdiness of beer and football in our weekend lives. —James Moya is a Daily Titan Staff Writer
Friday, October 13, 2000
Titans begin final road trip today at nMPSF:CSUN and UCSB both have losing records By Caesar Contreras
Daily Titan Sports Editor Coming off the heels of a disappointing 1-1 tie to UC Irvine this past Sunday, the Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team hit the road this weekend as they travel to Cal State Northridge tonight and to UC Santa Barbara on Sunday. The Titans are currently 7-4-1, with a 1-0-1 record in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Both CSUN and UCSB have losing records and with the Titans needing to finish in first or second place in the MPSF Pacific Division for the postseason tournament, CSUF can’t afford to drop a game this weekend. “Everything is in our own hands,” Titan Head Coach Al Mistri said. “We
have to do good in MPSF, if we want to make the playoffs.” Last weekend in CSUF’s first pair of MPSF matches, the Titans scored a narrow 1-0 victory over San Diego State and escaped with a 1-1 tie against UCI. With only one goal scored in last week’s games, the Titans continued their streak to six games of only one goal scored per game. The Titans haven’t seen an offensive slide this bad since 1986, when the Titans had an eight-game streak of only scoring one goal or less. Tonight, the Titans will look to end that streak against the Matadors. CSUN stands 4-8 on the season and 0-2 in MPSF Pacific Division play. The Matadors do have an impressive 4-1 record at home and have played tough games against UC San Diego and nationally ranked San Jose State. Offensively, the Matadors have no standout players. Midfielder Tony
Ortega leads the team in points with eight [2 goals, 4 assists] and only two other CSUN players have scored two goals on the season. In goal for the Matadors will be Christian Perez, the senior has a 1.24 goals against average and 4-6 record. After the Matadors, CSUF will face the 6-7 UCSB Gauchos on Sunday. The Gauchos have won three of their last four games and have a 1-1 record in the MPSF Pacific Division. Jaime Ambriz leads the UCSB offensive attack with six goals on the year while Thiago Martins has four goals and two assists. In the nets, UCSB uses a tandem of goalies in Erik Stolhandske and Trent Ulicny. Stolhandske has a 4-4 record and 1.11 GAA while Ulicny stands at 2-3 with a 1.78 GAA. This weekend’s matches will mark the end of a 10-game road trip that has seen CSUF away from Titan Stadium since Sept. 10.
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Preparing for CSUN at Thursday’s practice, a Titan player eyes his opponent on his way to the ball.
Women face Utah State in league battle nBIG WEST:Titans will look to improve to 3-2 in Big West against the Aggies today in Logan By Seth Keichline
Daily Titan Sports Editor
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A Titan player gets physical against a Boise State opponent last Sunday.
Continuing its string of four straight Big West Conference games, the Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team travels to Logan, Utah today to face Utah State. The Titans (6-8, 2-2 Big West) split a home series last weekend, losing to the University of Idaho in double overtime after the Vandals scored with just under 10 minutes left in regulation to tie the game. The Titans rebounded after the loss, shutting out Boise State on Sunday, 2-0. The win broke a four-game los-
Daily Titan Football Poll College Top 10 1.Nebraska (5-0, four first-place votes) last wk 1—Huskers consensus DT No. 1 2.Kansas State (6-0) last wk 3— Real season begins on Sat. against Sooners 3.Virginia Tech (5-0) last wk 4—Vick has been good, almost great 4.Clemson (6-0) last wk 5—Tigers running things in the ACC 5.Miami (4-1) last wk 7—The Canes are back and in national title hunt 6.Oklahoma (5-0) last wk 10—Win against K.State wouldn’t be an upset 7.Florida State (5-1) last wk 2—Weinke had a great game against Miami but also two costly interceptions 8.Ohio State (5-0) last wk 8—Buckeyes a very quiet national title contender 9.Oregon (4-1) last wk nr—Ducks get a breather, USC on Saturday 10.Washington (4-1) last wk nr—Tough loss to Oregon State, ruins national title hopes for Huskies
ing streak and kept the Titans in the thick of the Big West race, tied with the University of Pacific and Long Beach State for second place, one game behind UC Irvine. Freshman goalkeeper Laura Janke started both games, replacing senior Marla Nelson as the starter. Sunday’s shutout was the first for Janke. Meanwhile, the Aggies haven’t played since their Oct. 3 loss to Weber State. Despite a 3-6 non-conference record, they’re 1-0 in the Big West, having defeated UI 1-0. That puts them in a good position at this point in the Big West. A win against CSUF will pit the Aggies 2-0 in the conference, setting up a big game against 3-1 UCI on Sunday. Senior Marnie Bartelson, a midfielder, leads the Aggies offensively. She ranks seventh in the conference in average points per game at .90. She is also tied for fifth in goals with four. Trailing Bartelson in points per game is Ally Clegg with a .80 aver-
age. The freshman midfielder is also ranked fourth in the conference with four assists. Friday’s game is a must win for both teams. The Titans only face three Big West opponents after the Aggies. In order to have a chance at winning the conference they must beat the Aggies as well as Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and UC Santa Barbara, both of which are 1-1 in the conference. The Titans finish the regular season against UCI, which if both teams play well the rest of the season, could end up deciding the Big West. The Aggies, on the other hand, have six Big West games remaining. A win keeps them at the top of the conference, but more importantly, it gives them confidence heading into the UCI game. Titans’ midfielder Monica Reade joined the three goal club with her goal against BSU. Including Reade, four different Titans lead the team in goals with three.
Freshman April Eggler, a midfielder, scored her first collegiate goal last weekend. Eggler is just one of severlal freshmen contributing regularly for the Titans. Danielle Turnquist, another freshman, has cooled off offensively after a torrid start. Turnquist, who leads the team in points (10), assists (4) and is tied for the lead in goals (3), hasn’t scored a point in several weeks. Janke, though 3-5, has also played well. She has recorded 30 saves in eight starts and she leads the team in goals against average with 1.703. After their trip to Logan, the Titans come home to Titan Stadium to face Biola and Chapman before resuming Big West competition. Titan Leaders Goals: 3 - Turnquist, Ulicny, Houg, Reade Assists: 4 - Turnquist Points: 10 - Turnquist