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Remembering time of ternHISTORY: The “Never Forget to Remember” event allowed an opportunity to share memories of the Holocaust By AnnaLiza Ganchingco Daily Titan Staff Writer
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Heads shook in disbelief as images were conveyed by words of the heart and mind at the Holocaust remembrance event on Thursday. The “Never Forget to Remember” event was scheduled to begin with opening remarks by President Milton Gordon. However, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, Peggy Atwell, spoke for Gordon. Among the speakers was Holocaust scholar, Marilyn J. Harran. She began her speech by explaining how she developed the name for the event. “When asked to name the event, the first
words I thought of were ‘never forget to remember,’” Harran said. “Words from a motto of a survivor of the Holocaust, Paul Page.” Harran described Page’s experience during the Holocaust and how he was able to forge a memorable and life-saving relationship with Oscar Schindler. She told of how Page survived the horrific events and how he kept the memory etched into people’s hearts and minds. She added that Page’s life experience inspired the book and movie, “Schindler’s List.” “The words ‘never forget to remember’ should hold special meaning for us in the university,” Harran said. “We are the guardians of memory and the protectors of humanity.”
Other stories of survivors’ experiences were shared to show that everyone must remember. “The fabric of the Holocaust is so immense that we can not grasp it all, but we can grasp one thread. That single thread is a single memory that will connect us to the meaning of the Holocaust,” Harran said. Several million Jewish people died during this catastrophe, while others just stood by and watched. Germans observed and remained silent, frightened by the Nazis. “To remember the Holocaust is to remember that we cannot stand silent,” Harran said. After Harran a panel was presented, consisting of three Cal State Fullerton faculty members. The first of the panelists to speak
nMORALS: The exam material now states the wrongs of cheating and includes examples of how to avoid it
By Beth J. Passarella
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Blue books test integrity
nTOUR: High-school seniors will visit the campus to see where they may be taking classes in fall 2002 High school seniors will crowd the Quad on April 13 as part of “Welcome to Cal State Fullerton Day,” which will take place from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The seniors, who were admitted to CSUF, will be able to participate in many different events and also get an overall feel of the campus. It is also a chance for faculty members and students to “sell” the university to the seniors. “This is like a final push — to convince students that they should attend here,” said Graham Edwards, coordinator of the event. Edwards also said that the campus-wide event is a good way to show off the campus to the seniors and give them a good impression of CSUF. The students are able to meet with faculty members and ask them about the different colleges and departments and the programs they offer. Tents will be lined up in the Quad so that students can go from one tent to another to find anything of interest to them. University administrators also will be present to answer any questions. Other scheduled events include campus tours, which will be given every 30 minutes. Ann Ho, assistant coordinator for Campus Tours and New Students Programs, said that 12 tour guides will be conducting the tours with about 20 people to each group. “We will also have a table where students can come up and ask questions,” she said. Students who are interested in living on campus also can take part in the tours at Cobb Residence Halls. Placement tests also will be offered for students during this event. The Entry Level Mathematics exam (ELM) and the English Placement Test (EPT) are compulsory tests that every new undergraduate should take to enter the university. However, due to scheduling conflicts, students who take the tests won’t be able to participate in other
was Seymour Scheinberg, a professor of history and a Holocaust scholar. Scheinberg said the words “never forget to remember” should be a rallying cry across the country. “You can’t forget and you can’t remember what you haven’t learned,” Scheinberg said. Scheinberg added that remembering the Holocaust is significant to the education of the people. He mentioned that when students from CSUF were making lesson plans for middleschool classes, their instructors refused to let them teach a unit on the Holocaust. This is when he realized the significance of teaching and remembering the Holocaust.
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The grim reaper overlooks “dead bodies” as part of a mock drunk-driving crash at Brea Olinda
The Cal State Fullerton blue examination books have been given a new face. The books now contain a printed statement reminding students of the importance of values and honesty within the university. It states: “Academic Integrity: The Right Answer!” and follows with examples of cheating that students must avoid. Thomas Fujita-Rony, Asian-American studies assistant professor, said he experienced problems with students cheating in the past. “I tell the students what the questions will be before the exam,” he said. “A student actually wrote out the essay answers in a blue book before the test and turned it in.” Now Fujita-Rony provides specially marked blue books for his students on the exam day. “I think the statement will make them think twice if they plan to cheat,” Fujita-Rony said. “It may also help with those who are using someone else’s ideas without citing it. Many students surprisingly have not been taught to cite their sources and this is a good way to educate them.” The Student Academic Life Committee, a sub-committee of the Academic Senate, created the statement. “As part of a university we need to focus on good scholarship that is the students’ own,” said Kandy Mink, acting-associate vice president for student affairs. “Hopefully the message will deter students from cheating and encourage them to be mindful of the importance of being evaluated on their own work.” The new book covers read, “Honesty in all academic endeavors is a core value at California State University, Fullerton.” The cover also reads that “These and other forms of cheating not only dishonor our educational values but they also violate the trust that is crucial to intellectual and personal integrity.” “There’s so much pressure to do well, especially when students are almost done,” said chemistry major David Rivera. “Cheating is definitely a temptation, but hopefully this will make students second guess themselves. You’d have to feel pretty stupid if you get caught cheating and that statement is right there.” Other students said they think the new cover will not affect the number of students cheating on exams. “If they’re going to cheat, they’re going to do it anyway,” said sophomore Michael Adeva. “I see it all the time—people would rather get a good grade than earn a lower one. Students are concerned with grades, not knowledge. We want a high grade-point average so we can get where we want.”
Reform sought on school mascot nLEGISLATION: The proposed bill will affect mostly athletic teams with Native American identities By Erick Fierro Martinez Daily Titan Staff Writer
A recent bill passed by the Higher Education Committee of the State Assembly seeks to eliminate the use of school mascots containing derogatory implications by 2004. The bill AB 2115 would prohibit any public educational institution from using any school or athletic team name or mascot that is discriminatory against any race, ethnicity, nationality or tribal group. For many years, schools have built their reputation around a mascot and/ or name. But to many people, it has become an unbearable and challenging form of discrimination, especially for the Native American community.
“Native Americans have long felt singled out by this experience,” said Ilona Turner, legislative assistant to Jackie Goldberg, sponsor of the bill. “Mascots and school names have long been viewed as discrimination, the stereotypical images that are presented contribute to a negative psychological experience.” Turner attributes this bill to a growing concern over the past 30 years about the needs of a minority group long ignored by the majority. “Each person is entitled to [his or her] individual ideas, but when you think about it, and look at all the facts, you realize all the implications of racially motivated mascots and their significance on the community,” Turner said.
Locally, the Fullerton Union High School Indians and Woodbridge High Warriors in Irvine, will be affected along with more than 80 other public schools statewide. Alliance Against Racial Mascots steering committee member Lori Nelson said some names and mascots, including the San Diego State Aztecs, are not expressly prohibited in the bill. However, the measure also will provide discretion for others to debate questionably offensive names and mascots. Though SDSU uses indigenous attributes in the name of its school ambassador, the bill only includes those groups that are tribal groups of the United States. “We are very encouraged with the
progress of the bill and with [more than] 50 organizations supporting us, we are very optimistic it will become law by the end of this summer,” Nelson said. However, some people point out that the names may in fact portray certain groups with a positive image of overcoming struggles. “It’s ridiculous they want to change this policy,” said Cal State Fullerton student Allen Howells. “The tradition should be respected. It’s only racial or derogatory if presented that way. I would think that in most cases it is presented as a symbol of pride for the Native Americans and is only intended
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Bill 2115 seeks to change mascots like the Fullerton Union H.S. Indians.
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A guide to what’s happening
BRIEFS Tenor Mark J. Goodrich in recital Presented by the Cal State Fullerton Department of Music, tenor Mark J. Goodrich will be performing at the Recital Hall on April 14 at 4 p.m. Performing works like “Somethin’s Comin’” from “West Side Story” to “Soupir” by H. Duparc, the recital will feature additional special guests. Joining Goodrich will be pianists Eduardo Delgado and Mark Salters, as well as CSUF soprano Jane C. Kim who will perform the Schumann’s duet “In der Nacht” with Goodrich. Goodrich is both an artist and an educator and has performed numerous operatic roles like Ernesto in “Don Pasquale” and the title role in “Albert Herring.” Goodrich also has performed solo concert and oratorio performances throughout the United States and Europe. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office or one hour prior to performance. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.tickets.com. For more information, contact the box office at (714) 278-3371 or visit www.arts.fullerton.edu/events/.
Spring Dance Theatre at CSUF Taking place now until April 14, the Cal State Fullerton Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting its Spring Dance Theatre at the Little Theatre. Coordinated by Gladys Kares, performances will consist of a collection of student and faculty pieces featuring modern ballet and jazz numbers. The pieces will be set to an eclectic mix of music that range
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from music artists like Stephan Remmier, Eddie Adcock, The Osborne Brothers and Astor Piazzolla. Both faculty members and CSUF students choreographed dance pieces. Costume and makeup design teams were also student and faculty collaborations. Tickets are $7 if purchased in advance and $9 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center box office or online at www.tickets.com. For more information and show times, contact the box office at (714) 278-3371 or visit www.arts. fullerton.edu/events/.
Tribute concert in honor of Leo Fender As part of the City of Fullerton’s 38th Annual “A Night in Fullerton,” a concert in honor of Leo Fender, the inventor of the first solidbody electric guitar to be massproduced, will be hosted at the Fullerton Museum Center on April 26. The special concert will feature two bands that will perform on top of the Transportation Center Parking Structure at Pomona and Santa Fe Avenues, which is the original site of the Leo Fender factory. Performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be the all-girl rock band Sideswipe and The Torquays, a band that plays traditional surf rock. Audience members attending the concert also will have the opportunity to view the mural sponsored by the Fullerton Museum Center and produced by Orange County artist Mike Tauber and local high-school students in honor of Fender that is painted on the parking structure. For more information about “A Night in Fullerton” or about the Fender concert, contact the
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CALENDAR EVENTS C ALE NDA R OF OF E VENTS Community The Garden Grove Playhouse presents “The Woman in Black,” the ghost play by Stephen Malatratt, from April 19 to May 10. Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $11 for seniors and students. For more information, call (714) 897-5122. The Grand Central Art Gallery in Santa Ana presents “Island Bop,” a monthly bebop series hosted by Karen Gallinger, April 16 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students. For more information, call (714) 567-7233. The second annual benefit concert by the USC Guitar Ensemble will take place April 13 at 8 p.m. at the Fret House in Covina. Admission is $15. For more information, call (626) 339-7020. The Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton will have a class on calligraphy, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is a $10 fee, which includes supplies. For more information, call (714) 738-6595. The Pomona Fairplex presents the Spring Harvest Gift & Food Festival April 12-14 in
Fullerton Community Services Department at (714) 738-6575.
Fairplex 4. For more information, call (909) 623-3111. The Pomona Fairplex will have a Home and Garden Show in Fairplex 5 and 8, April 12-14. Admission is free. For more information, call (909) 623-3111. The Getty Museum will have an exhibition focusing on the work of a 17th Century Holland painter from April 16 to July 7. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. For more information, call (310) 440-7360. The Newport Beach Film Festival will take place April 11 to April 19. This event is the largest film festival in Orange County and a number of Cal State Fullerton students are producing and coordinating spotlight and special events. For more information, call (949) 253-2880. Russia’s Grand State Ballet presents “Romeo and Juliet” and “Cinderella” at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts April 12-14. Student tickets are $17 with valid full-time student I.D. For more information, call (800) 300-4345. The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach will host the exhibition “Situaciones Humanas/ Human Conditions”
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by Dominican artist Jose Garcia Cordero April 13 through July 21. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students. Admission is free on Fridays. For more information, call (562) 437-1689.
Campus A Town Hall discussion, “Voices from the Sidelines: Issues of Culture, Gender and Sexual Orientation” will take place April 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the TSU. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The TSU Gallery presents a student art show in the Center Gallery from April 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The Women’s Center & Adult Re-entry will have a lecture called “The Depressed Hero: Images of Male Depression in the Movies,” April 16 at noon in UH-205. For more information, call (714) 278-3889. The Department of Music presents guitarist David Grimes April 12 at 8 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students and seniors with advance Titan discount. For more information, call (714) 278-3371.
The ninth annual “Welcome to Cal State Fullerton Day” will take place April 13 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This is a campus-wide event that includes campus tours and several workshops. For more information, call (714) 278- 4343. The Main Art Gallery hosts the exhibit “Definite Ambiguities: Films and Paintings by R.T. Pece,” through May 9. Admission is free. For more information, call (714) 278-3262. The Student Diversity Program is looking for talented students for the upcoming talent show on May 1. Participants can win money. For more information, call (714) 278-7546. The TSU Underground has free bowling every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Shoe rental is $1.50. For more information, call (714) 278-2144. The Titan Tusk Force meets every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in TSU Room 259. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. The TSU presents the Titan Pride Bowling League every Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. This event is open for all faculty, staff and students and the cost per week is $9. For more information, call (714) 278-2144.
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Thin line between love and nPARKING: Increasing parking problems still have many students frustrated while they await better solutions By Chris Dunn
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A Ford Mustang uses creative, but illegal, means to secure parking.
The lack of parking in Cal State Fullerton lots continues to leave students at a loss for parking spaces. With the semester half over, students still feel the stress of parking in the lots of CSUF. A proposed plan to expand
parking for students, a new parking structure, will not be ready until next year. However, this still leaves graduating students and undergraduates without enough space to park for the remainder of the school year. “It’s a killer,” said business major Fallon Patel. “I’m glad that my friends and I carpool to school every day.” Carpooling is one way to avoid spending time looking for a parking space. Some students say they are beginning to feel the tension that day-after-day parking can cause. “Sometimes it takes me a half-hour to find a parking spot and I park where ever I can,” said musical theater major Steve Crumly. Crumly added that because of the
Police Chief Parks denied second nCONFLICT: Following weeks of deliberation, the LAPD Commission cited low officer morale behind its final decision By Sabrina Sakaguchi Daily Titan Writer
The Los Angeles Police Commission voted down Police Chief Bernard Parks’ request for reappointment 4-1 Monday, after several weeks of deliberation. Several reasons, such as low morale in the officers, were attributed to the denial of Parks’, according to the April 9 Los Angeles Police Commission Statement. According to a survey conducted by the LAPD union, 93 percent of the surveys returned stated “no confidence” in Parks. Shortly after the release of the survey findings, Parks denounced these “no-confidence” votes as “the media’s preoccupation.” In an editorial posted on LAPD’s Web site, Parks said that LAPD chiefs
have a history of “no-confidence” votes from staff. “The majority of no-confidence votes are about money and benefits and have little to do with crime reduction, public safety, public service and leadership,” Parks said. “No-confidence votes are part of a political process where employees express dissatisfaction with management.” Of the 60 percent that returned the union survey, a majority said they were unhappy with Parks and his management. “Changes he made and his seemingly inflexibility on certain issues,” are the complaints voiced most often by officers, an LAPD representative said. In addition to the declining officer morale, the commission said the shrinking number of officers and the increase in Los Angeles’ crime rate also influenced their vote, the report stated. Parks has more than 37 years of service with the LAPD and has spent almost five years as the 52nd chief of police. “Commission members say that they arrived at this decision by separating fact from fiction — by evaluating whether the department is healthy under
my leadership,” Parks said in a news release responding to the commissions' decision. “I believe the facts are crystal clear — for the past five years I have worked tirelessly to fill the leadership void and correct the failings of previous years,” he said. The Los Angeles Times reported that Police Commission President Rick Caruso said their vote, “may not be liked by all, but will hopefully be accepted by residents because it is arrived at by relying on facts, on those things which can be measured, can be gauged, can be assessed and weighed.” In the same news release, Parks said that the commission’s decision was unfair and that “this process has become too politicized.” Parks also said that Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn unfairly contributed to the vote against his reappointment. Shortly before the commission’s final vote, Hahn spoke against Park’s reappointment, citing many of the same issues the commission based its decision on. Hahn has no official control in a decisive vote by the commission. Parks said he plans to continue to
fight for his reappointment. The Los Angeles City Council could overrule the commission’s vote with a two-thirds majority vote in favor of Parks’ reappointment. If the council votes against challenging the commission’s vote, Parks’ fiveyear term will officially end in August. According to a Los Angeles Times article, Parks has little support in the council with only three of 15 members willing to vote for his reappointment. The commission report stated that Los Angeles homicides are up more than 30 percent. Statistics from the FBI Crime Index show murder counts decreased by 40 percent from 1995-2000. But from 1999-2000, that number increased by 28 percent for the city. “Since 1999, violent crime is up and continues to rise; a trend this commission can not and should not ignore,” the commission report stated. But Parks remained optimistic. “I am proud of my accomplishments. I want to reassure you, the residents of Los Angeles…your police department is not in crisis. I will stay the course and allow the reappointment process to continue.”
parking lot tension, problems may occur and students may react angrily to some driving situations. The administration of CSUF has come up with short-term solutions including the double-parking valet service. Several students said they had a problem with this alternative because of the possibility of having property stolen from their cars. “I’m not used to having other people in my car,” said economics major Cynthia Magsonbol. “I don’t think they have ever taken anything, but I sometimes notice my radio station has been changed or turned up.” Another solution planned to help parking is to have students park on the grass lots across from the Becker
Former editor in chief receives $50,000 indictment
By Jennifer V. Hughes
The Record The former editor in chief of the student newspaper at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J., has been indicted for allegedly stealing $50,000 in advertising revenue - at one point taking an unauthorized trip to Amsterdam. Ryan Caiazzo, 24, used most of the money for The Beacon newspaper, but had expenditures that would never have been approved by managers, said John A. Snowdon, Passaic County chief assistant prosecutor. Caiazzo spent about $40,000 on new computers, office furniture and “people he took out to dinner,” Snowdon said. Caiazzo allegedly spent about $10,000 on himself, including food and clothing and the $3,000 Amsterdam trip, according to the indictment, handed up Tuesday by a Passaic County grand jury. “He was spending a semester in England and decided to take a side trip to Amsterdam,” said Snowdon. Caiazzo, of Sussex County, N.J., could not be reached for comment, and his lawyer did not return a phone call. He is currently listed as a pre-business major on the Web site for Rutgers-Newark College of Arts and Sciences. Staff at The Beacon, a weekly paper, said there would be no comment at this time. Snowdon said in May 2000, the paper
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Amphitheater. The frustration of time consuming searches for parking also leave students to park illegally in teacher and staff parking areas. “Parking enforcers are suppose to give all illegally parked cars tickets even if we don’t want to,” said parking and transportation attendant, Reed Yamshiroya. “On an average day, parking attendants can give out 20 to 40 tickets.” However, there are alternatives to campus parking. “If students cannot find spaces on campus they should look [for] alternative parking like parking by fraternity row and taking the Titan Shuttle,” Yamashiroya said.
was embroiled in a controversy over a special year-end parody issue of the Holocaust that stereotyped other religious, ethic and sexual groups. Because of that issue, the university pulled its advertising from the paper. Caiazzo was not the editor in chief at the time of the parody’s publication, but he took up the post later that month. “In viewing himself as the crusading editor, he opened a separate bank account [for newspaper revenue], and started withdrawing the money,” Snowdon said. The newspaper, like all student groups, was supposed to deposit all money into a general account with the university’s student government association. “In order to avoid all that, he poured the money into [the private account] and then spent it whenever he felt like it,” Snowdon said. The alleged thefts were uncovered in February 2001 when a check from the independent account wound up mistakenly on the desk of a university official, Snowdon said. “He didn’t recognize the account and started looking into it,” Snowdon said. Caiazzo was charged with two theft counts, which each carry a maximum five-year prison term. Snowdon said the newspaper, which supports itself through advertising revenue, lost $10,000. A university spokesman said the school is once again advertising with the paper.
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Kohl exhibit displays ‘Evolution’ of ceramics
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nART: The series of pottery explores impressions of natural surroundings By Darla Priest
Special to the Titan Some of Brian Kohl’s passions take him to the cliffs of mountains, where he climbs and unites his heart with nature. For the summer months, Kohl leads professional tours down raging rivers, sleeping in his tent every night. Kohl observes nature in its purest form, where he begins to develop impressions of his surroundings. His mind and senses transcend into artistic creativity, where he creates an evolution of shape and form. “My art is an interpretation of the forms that exist in nature,” said the senior ceramics and animation major. This week, Kohl is holding a “Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition in Ceramics and Animation” in the Exit Gallery in the Visual Arts Building. His series of pottery and sculptures are on display along with his 45-second animated film entitled “Granny Vegas.” “I like all his pieces – they’re very organic,” said Megan Potter, junior American studies major. “He uses
Brian Kohl, a senior ceramics and animation major, holds a “Bachelor of Fine Arts” exhibition in the Exit Gallery.
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to be viewed in a positive light.” Others believe interpretation is what should decide the issue. “It all depends on the way it is perceived by the community. If native Americans believe it to be offensive then it should be abolished out of
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events. “The tests start at about 8:30 [a.m.] and end around 2 o’clock,” said Lorrie Harnach, coordinator of Testing Services. “That means students will miss out on all the other events that day.” Workshops also are being organized so that students can learn about the different programs such as Financial Aid, University Scholars and Honors program and freshman programs. In addition, the seniors will get a chance to mingle with CSUF
respect for those groups affected,” said child development student Vanessa Pascua. Despite these perceptions, supporters of the bill believe that California public schools must provide an equal educational opportunity to all students and that under longstanding law they are also required to promote diversity and respect for different cultures. The California Constitution requires students and find out more information about the different student clubs and organizations that exist on campus. Edwards said the response to the event has been overwhelming. Approximately 500 to 600 seniors are expected to attend, and that doesn’t include parents and other guests. Edwards also said that parents might want to ask questions because investing four years of their child’s life into the right college is an important decision. Free refreshments will be provided and the event will be held rain or shine.
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interesting textures.” “Evolution” is the name of the exhibit. “It’s a very developed series with a wide variety of surface treatment,” said Don Ryan, ceramics professor. “It’s technically proficient.” Kohl said his evolution of artwork began as utilitarian, which stresses usefulness. Some of his large bowls can be displayed on the wall as art or used to serve food. It wasn’t until latter that Kohl’s pieces developed into sculptures. “He’s made an overall quality and interesting show,” said Joann Libolt, a graduate ceramics major. Libolt admired Kohl’s sculpture named “Pacific.” Kohl said he started making little jars with lids in 2001 and later created most of his sculptures using these jars later in 2002. His ceramic series began on the wheel where Kohl made one piece after another. “When I have an idea I need to make 15 or 20 pieces until I understand what the form is,” Kohl said. Kohl started out at Cal State
Fullerton as an animation major and, after taking a ceramics course, fell in love with pottery. His impression of film is inspired from the three-dimensional world of clay. Kohl said the CSUF animation program is based on a Disney-style of art, where things are drawn out on paper. Kohl wanted to go beyond this and use a three-dimensional world. “Granny Vegas” took him more than a year to make. “I wanted to work in claymation and build a set that is real...one that exists in the real world,” Kohl said. Kohl used stop-motion photography to make his film, taking each movement frame by frame. He later edited the film on a computer. The character Granny is made from foam latex, which is the latest material in three-dimensional forms used in animated films. Her face is made from clay, which allows for facial expressions to be changed easily. Kohl is president of the Ceramics Club and works part-time for the Ceramics Department. “I fabricated everything myself,”
Hilla K. Israely, associate professor of sociology, spoke of her experience in Israel over spring break. “Evil is still with us,” Israely said. “To remember the Holocaust is to proactively stamp out evil and wickedness.” She ended her remarks by saying, “I vow to remember.” Holocaust survivor and professor of mechanical engineering, Jesa H. Kreiner, described his childhood during the Holocaust. Vivid memories of his experience still remain with him. “ I looked up and I saw the bodies hanging and twisting in the wind. I still remember,” Kreiner said. Leon Leyson, the youngest survivor from Schindler’s List attended the event toward the end. “This event is important to faculty and students,” said Benjamin Hubbard, chair and professor of comparative religion and event coorganizer. “One thing that is very important is we should also remember the other genocides.” Another Holocaust remembrance event will be held in the fall allowing students another chance to remem-
the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain fees if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill requires costly changes mandated by the state. Officials of local area schools that will be affected by the new bill could not be reached for comment.
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The Daily Titan Our Voice Advertising pays The Daily Titan bills Flipping through the various sections of The Daily Titan, a few ads may catch your attention. Good, therein lies the purpose to advertisements. One such ad deeply offended several of our readers. It features a frightened (or perhaps clueless) girl looking up and pulling down her shirt to expose a “Brian’s” tattoo on her chest. “Where do I go for beer?” she asked. Brian’s Bar and Billiards, according to the ad. “A girl depicted as a sex symbol showing her breast with the bar name on it is disgusting and not a positive image to be projected on a campus of young people striving to make society a more equal place,” said Michele Baray, a CSUF graduate student. It’s not exactly the most flattering portrait of feminism, true, but adver-
tisements don’t have to be socially acceptable. The Daily Titan is a company that needs an income and our source is advertising. Don’t expect to see any nudity or read any “bad words” in the advertisements. We do have some standards. And in terms of Brian’s advertisement, it is exactly what the bar wanted and they have been a reliable advertiser for several semesters. If you still feel irked by the revealing graphic, talk to Brian’s. It is their ad and their choice. Baray said she called Brian’s to complain. More power to her. “I’m disappointed and embarrassed in The Daily Titan and in Brian’s,” she said. In contrast, The Daily Titan is neither disappointed or embarrassed of itself.
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Letters to the Editor Fake parking passes are smart In response to the weekend edition of The Daily Titan (March 29, 2002) “Parking permit forgery increases” Good for them. If the system stops working for you, stop working within the system. I have been a Cal State Fullerton student for three years now, and have watched our parking situation gradually careen out of control. Parking spaces are torn out, making way NOT for better and improved parking, but for dorms, which will only facilitate the growth of our university’s population. (Taken a look at Lot E recently?) Most of us have been forced to resort to less traditional parking spaces. I, for one, have paid $54 for a parking permit, only to be parked across Yorba Linda Boulevard on a dirt lot with potholes. To park on this lot, no permit is required. Why then, should I have paid for a parking permit at all? Solutions to the parking problem include even more ridiculous situations: parking and shuttling from the Placentia Spectrum Club, and eventually, the Brea Mall. All in all, the average student will spend
about 20 minutes walking from where their car is parked, and quite possibly longer riding a shuttle to the campus. Looking at all of these problems our parking system has, it’s no wonder more people are making forgeries of parking permits. Why pay money for something that is useless? I understand that the school is trying its best to accommodate parking, although most say it’s too little, too late. I can see how the loss of funds from parking permits can only worsen the situation. However, there are many of us who are unwilling to invest our money now, so that two years after we have graduated, the parking problem will finally be fixed. So, in conclusion, I have nothing but sympathy for those who are forging parking permits. They are only doing what the rest of us have been contemplating every time we’re faced with a parking permit fee. I have only one question for those who make forged parking permits: Where can I get one?
I’d like to respond to the article by Erick Fierro Martinez. I am a Catholic and involved in the ministry of Religious Christian Initiation of Adults at our parish (new members coming into the faith). The church is its priest but more importantly the church is the people in the faith’s community. The horrible actions of some priests cannot be reflected on the Catholic people as a whole or their strong faith in God. I believe abuse is going on in other faiths also but because the Catholic church is so big and worldwide it is more prevelvant. Don't’ get me wrong. Abusing anyone for any reason is wrong and the perpetrators, priest or whoever they may be need to pay. Justice needs to be served and healing needs to take place and the church needs to help the victims in any way they can. I don’t like that priests who were accused of abuses were “transferred
to other parishes.” This is flat out wrong. They should have been relieved of their duties temporarily, tried and if found guilty convicted and let go of their duties as a priest permenantly. As far as the celibacy issue to me it is a non-issue. Married or single people in general may be perpetrators of sexual abuse. Abuse is wrong no matter who the perpetrator. Going without sex doesn’t automatically make you an abuser. Most psychologists will tell you sexual abusers want power over their victims not sex. I pray for justice be served for the victims. I pray policies will change for the better. I will continue to have strong faith in our church, but especially in God. No perpetrator can take that away from me.
- Scott Passarella CSUF junior
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Your taxes go where?
Let’s Hear it for Rocker!
By Kimberly Pierceall
By John Phillips
Daily Titan Opinion Editor My taxes have been filed, yes, but I made such a meager income that the government is giving me my money back. It’s like President George W. Bush signed and sent me my own personal rebate check. I should be a good American and go spend it on coffee and travel (but I won’t buy drugs or gas because that money goes to terrorists.) In addition, my father is a certified public accountant who has worked tirelessly for the past few months to wade through other folks’ financial information (including mine) so I didn’t actually have to deal with the grueling task of filing my own taxes. I understand it is difficult enough though, and I have a theory as to why it’s such a complicated experience. By the time you’re done, exhaustion sets in and your mind won’t ponder what your money is actually funding. The IRS knows this (they’re even stealthier than you were led to believe!) Avoid falling into tax fatigue and spend a little time this weekend, while you’re licking the stamp for your tax return, to ponder the gross misuse of your money by our elected officials (Republican, Democrat and otherwise). The Citizens Against Government Waste just published the “2002 Congressional Pig Book” on their web site, aptly named for the “porkbarrel” spending, a term that refers to representatives making pointless government expenditures in their homedistricts so that Mr. or Mrs. Voter can see their town’s new “Museum of Rice” and say “Gosh, our representative really cares.” In 2000, Sen. Robert Bennet (RUT) convinced Congress to spend $3.3 million to test the Winter Olympic athletes for drugs. The Olympic committee was already supplying $1 million for the drug police. I assume that alone would have adequately paid for a few thousand Dixie cups and several doctors. Only two fiscal years ago Congress spent $5.8 million on “wood utilization research” (nothing is more important than utilizing wood properly), $4.2 million on “shrimp aquiculture research” (second only to wood research) and $645,000 on “alternative salmon products research” (hmmm, salmon alternatives…goldfish crackers)? That takes care of important agriculture measures, make way for defense spending! Two years ago we didn’t value the flag quite as much so Congress felt it necessary to spend $1 million for the National Flag Foundation in Pittsburgh to inspire people to have a greater respect for the flag. Perhaps they were attaching $50 bills to the flags; that tends to elicit respect.This year our elected officials set aside $5.9 million to the Monterrey Defense Language Institute to build new Army barracks. Cement and cots costs more than $5 million? The Justice Department wrangled $3 million to develop its “methamphetamine strategy.” My strategy: drugs are bad. Can I have $3 million now? I have never heard of the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena but it convinced Congress to give it $2 million for a youth violence and gambling study. It’s taking that cash, your cash, to Vegas! Add up all the millions and you only have a piggy bank’s worth of money our government has doled out to useless pet projects. Fill up the trough, Monday night it’s time for dinner at the Capitol.
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Save time and sleep
President Richard Nixon, trying to stall the Watergate investigations, signed the daylight saving time Energy Whoever said that change is good Act of 1973 which decreed that clocks obviously did not have to deal with the should be set 15 minutes later at the stress that we quaintly call “daylight beginning of April 1974. President Ronald Reagan, undoubtedly napping saving time” or DST. while his aides worked behind the Twice a year, we as a country put scenes, modified DST by extending it ourselves through the hell of changing to begin on the first Sunday of April our clocks ahead an hour in spring and (proving once and for all that it is back an hour in fall. Why much, much worse to be do we do this to ourRepublican.) “Is it some selves every April and Law and Republicans October, over and over aside, the question again? perverse remains: Why do we do In part because it this to ourselves? Is it is the law and in part sleep depri- some perverse sleep because of those pesky deprivation fetish that we Republicans (looneyas a society enjoy? Is it vation fetish leftists eat your heart yet another of the many out!) legislative victories for the that we as DST began as an idea Starbucks’ lobbyists? Or of Benjamin Franklin’s, is it simply a really bad neither Republican nor a society idea that we have all been Democrat, who thought duped into believing is a that since taxes were really good idea? enjoy? Is it unpopular, the next best Some say that DST thing was to take citisaves energy, allows for yet another zens’ sleep away. longer summer days, is It took nearly 100 safer because it allows years for the United of the many more daylight for driving States to really catch and is an all-around good on and nearly 100 more legislathing. for it to become the dizBut what about sleep zying, sleep depriving people? What about that tive victoagent that it is today. warm, comfy, fuzzy feelThe year 1918 marked ing that we get when we ries for the the first time that the are at home, sound asleep United States started in the sanctity that is our using DST to “save Starbucks’ bed covers? Why not energy” during World have a sleep saving time War I. The law was so (SST)? Wouldn’t that lobbyists?” unpopular that Congress save energy and time (no repealed it. pun intended) from changSaving energy was Adam ing all of the clocks in the the excuse used once house, not to mention the Byrnes, again to impose DST pesky VCR? Would SST Special to the Titan during WWII under the not make people happier? Roosevelt administraAnd what about the tion (proving that not all phrase daylight saving time? Are we Democrats are good people.) actually saving daylight? If you ask After the war, each state in the me, and you haven’t, we are losing Union had the option to use DST nighttime. Isn’t that when the moon whenever they wanted. This caused comes out? Isn’t that when romance scheduling confusion among broad- is in the air? Isn’t that when clubs and casters, airlines, railways and bus com- bars are open? panies. President Lyndon Johnson put So, to sum up: Sleep is good, an end to the confusion by signing the DST is bad. LEAVE THE CLOCKS Uniform Time Act of 1966 (furthering ALONE! Don’t change time one the case against Democrats) that set iota in either direction. Get the idea? DST to begin on the last Sunday of Good. April and end on the last Sunday of Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have October. some sleep to catch up on.
By Adam Byrnes
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According to liberals, our founding fathers wrote the First Amendment to protect three different kinds of people: thugs who like to start bonfires with LAPD cruisers, pornographers and unbathed hippies blaming America for everything from the slave trade to bad weather in Akron. Everyone else need not apply. However, the worst offense one could make would be to say something that would offend the Gods of Political Correctness (i.e. the activist left). Baseball player John Rocker made the mistake of upsetting the thought police more than two years ago, and he continues to pay for it today. The issue at hand is Rocker’s 1999 interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. At the time, Rocker was the Atlanta Braves’ star closer. In fact, Rocker was so dominating that he led the team to a 4-2 series victory over the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. If any of you have ever been to a baseball game in New York, you know that the fans are slightly more polite to the opposing players than Barbra Streisand is to “the help.” Some of their charming antics include dumping cups of beer on pitchers as they warm up in the bullpen, throwing batteries at position players as they enter the field and directing profanity-laced tirades at anyone within earshot. Sensing the beginning of a longterm Braves-Mets rivalry, Rocker decided that he would antagonize Empire State fans by insulting them in a magazine interview. In entertainment it’s done all the time, from pro-wrestling to big-time Hollywood productions: It’s called promotion. Baseball players don’t take the field each evening for the thrill of athletic competition. They are there to put fans in seats and make money for their employers. For all you Democrats out there — this is the way capitalism works. All Rocker was trying to do was add a little Tabasco into the mix to make the game more watchable. If you have a problem with dynamic, entertaining programming, then go right ahead and watch PBS – but don’t fault Rocker for being a good capitalist. In reference to the Big Apple, Rocker told SI, “Imagine taking the 7 train to the ballpark looking like you’re riding through Beirut next to some kid with purple hair next to some queer with AIDS right next to some dude who just got out of jail for the fourth time right next to some 20-year-old mom with four kids.‑ It’s depressing.”‑ If you lost any sleep over that one, you should toughen up and not be such a hypersensitive, thin-skinned drama queen. At one point in time, I used to get worked up over the dastardly things Lex Luthor used to say to Superman. But eventually I wised up — which happened around the time I turned 6. On Met fans, Rocker opined, “I talked about what degenerates they were and they proved me right.‑ Just by saying something, I could make them mad enough to go home and slap their moms.” Amen! Despite being a die-hard Angel fan, I can’t help but root for Rocker this Tuesday when the Rangers come to town, for his courage and for the First Amendment.
KROQ’s Kevin and Bean crossed the By Jennifer Stewart
Daily Titan Staff Writer As I drove to school the other morning I happened to catch a small portion of a local radio program. I usually pass up the mindless chatter of silly morning talk radio for the more educational NPR broadcast, but one can only stand the monotony of public radio for so long. As I tuned into KROQ, the local “alternative” station, Kevin and Bean, the two morning hosts were reading an e-mail a listener had sent them. The “long-time listener” told the two disc jockeys he would never listen to their show again because of a “racist” remark the duo made. During a previous program, the morning duo performed a parody of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. In their comical impression of Arafat, someone imitated his voice and offered alternative names for the Palestinian Liberation Army (PLA), one of which was “Whack-a-Jew.” The name was supposed to be a pun on the popular arcade game “Whack-A-Mole,” where children whack the heads of smiling purple creatures with a
rubber mallet. The “long-time listener” was obviously very offended by the radio hosts’ not-so-subtle joke about a very sensitive subject. As tension mounts in the Israeli-Palestinean conflict, it is inevitable that people will become more and more touchy about the subject. The conflict between the two neighboring, if not overlapping, countries has been raging since Israel’s creation. It pits neighbors against one another and makes enemies of children that may otherwise become friends. The conflict is anything but funny. As morning-show hosts should Kevin and Bean primarily be considered comedians or journalists? And as listeners, is it our responsibility to read between the lines to understand their intent, even if the content is inflammatory? If the two are journalists, then they are doing a less than satisfactory job of informing listeners about world politics. However, if Kevin and Bean consider themselves comedians and many faithful listeners have informed me that they are quite funny, then they have resorted to the lowest level of comedy: racist jokes. The pair might argue that “Whack-A-Jew” was
not racist because it was based on a children’s arcade game, and in the context of the parody it worked. The duo argued that they were “making light” of a difficult topic. However, ask anyone of the Jewish faith, and chances are they won’t think it was so funny. Most likely those from Palestine would also find the Arafat impersonation less than hilarious. What about all the other listeners who thought it was funny? Those listeners, whether they understand the nuances of the conflict or not, overlooked the touchy subject matter and found that making light of the topic was indeed laughable. However, what if next time the joke is on them – whether the joke is about African-Americans, Latinos, homosexuals or even JLo’s butt – the jokes are generally offensive. As morning talk show hosts, the duo is successful. However, their success comes at the price of tasteless jokes about suffering and war. Their popularity thrives on the fact that they, in all their perfection, poke fun at just about anyone and anything that is different, while safely protected by
Friday, April 12, 2002
The Titans experienced little movement in the polls this week after their sweep of unranked Sacramento State. Fullerton was static in the Baseball America (13th) and Collegiate Baseball (19th) polls while moving up one notch in the Baseball Weekly/ ESPN Coaches poll to 15th. Fullerton has been ranked in the top-25 in every Baseball America poll since March 9, 1998. Pacific is unranked.
nSOFTBALL: With a doubleheader sweep of Loyola Marymount, Fullerton extends its winning streak to 31 By Brian Thatcher
Daily Titan Asst. Sports Editor When a team wins 31 straight, they usually find any number of quirky things to be superstitious about. The Cal State Fullerton softball team is not much different in that they are doing things over and over. It isn’t not washing their socks or eating the same pre-game meal though. Instead, they just keep doing things like hitting home runs and blowing out their opponents “We don’t even think about the streak,” Titan coach Michelle Gromacki said. The No. 7 Titans (40-9 overall and 12-0 in Big West) continued the longest win streak in the nation this year as they traveled to Loyola Marymount University in a nonconference doubleheader, Thursday, winning both games, 9-0 and 5-2. The streak, which started on March 1 with a 10-2 victory over Ohio State in the opening game of the Worth Invitational, has seen CSUF beat seven nationally ranked teams and outscored their opposition 192-33. It stands just four shy of the school record, 35, set by the 1987 squad. The NCAA record for consecutive victories is 47 set by Arizona in 1996-1997. Fullerton also came closer to another school record when they blasted four home runs over the two-game span to move their season total to 53, one shy of the school’s single-season record of 54, set in 1999.
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Jodie Cox pitches in a recent Titan victory at the Kia Klassic. CSUF boasted 11 consecutive wins before the series and has not lost since. In the first game, LMU played the Titans tough for four innings, only allowing one run off a first inning blast from starting pitcher Gina Oaks. It was her eighth of the year. But in the top of the fifth, CSUF’s offensive machine got on track. They sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight runs, including senior Yasmin Mossadeghi’s ninth home run of the year. Senior Christy Robitaille came in to relieve Oaks in the bottom of the fifth and allowed just one hit to give the Titans the 9-0 victory. Oaks, who pitched four hitless
innings, picked up her 17th win of the season. After the Titans went eight games without a trip to the bullpen, Gromacki got all of her pitchers involved Thursday. “We get a long break, so I wanted to get everyone some time on the mound,” she said. Fullerton picked up where they left off in the second game, but were challenged late. CSUF was able to hold off a late rally and pick up the win, 5-2. “We need to get back to executing some fundamentals,” Gromacki said. “Jodie [Cox] got hit pretty well
today.” Cox, who came in to relieve Robitaille (10-3), gave up two runs on six hits in two-and-a-third innings of work. Robitaille, who relieved Cox in the bottom of the sixth thanks to softball’s one-substitution rule, ended the LMU’s rally and pitched a perfect seventh to pick up the win. The Titans offense again got an exclamation point from Mossadeghi when she blasted her second home run of the day in the top of the fourth. A notable omission to Fullerton’s starting line-up was All-American
Jenny Topping, who is nursing a bruised heel. “I wanted to get her a little extra rest,” Gromacki said. “There’s no reason to push it and our whole goal is to prepare. [Freshman] Caylin [Hornish] got some time behind the plate.” CSUF will continue down the road toward history as they resume Big West play next weekend (April 20-21) when they travel to the University of the Pacific. The threegame series will match-up the top two teams in the Big West. The first game is set to begin Saturday at noon.
The Tigers have posted a respectable 17-13-1 overall record, though they have not played a ranked team heading into this weekend’s series. Pacific dropped two of three in each of its first two Big West series - a home set with UC Irvine and a series at Cal Poly SLO. Pacific Coach Quincey Noble has used an assortment of starting pitchers though junior lefty Joel Lozano (4-0, 3.21) and junior righthander James Stanford (5-1, 3.43) have been the most effective. Stanford has been equally dangerous at the plate, with his .286 average, six homers and 28 RBI. Junior outfielder Tim Gilhooly (.381, eight homers, 45 RBI) has been the top run-producer in the Big West to date and was 8-for-15 with three doubles, a triple, a homer and eight RBI vs. Cal Poly last weekend. All-time series history: The Titans have been more successful vs. Pacific (52-7 record) than just about any team they’ve played over their 27-plus seasons at the Division I level. Coach Horton’s squads are 16-3 against the Tigers and have won nine in a row and 14 of the past 15. The Titans have outscored Pacific, 58-7, over the last four meetings which included Kirk Saarloos’ 28-0 no-hitter last April 8. –Information courtesy of CSUF Athletic Media Relations
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