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Addition to Enhance Children’s Facilities
Muslims Usher in Ramadan
By Deanna Lucci
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NEWS: A creative and playful atmosphere can be found on campus at the CSUF animation “Head and Hands” class
The Cal State Fullerton Children’s Center will soon be welcoming a muchneeded addition to its facility. A new room will be added on to allow more children to receive daycare at the center. Children’s Center Director Betsy Gibbs reported the news to the Associated Students, Inc. Board of Directors meeting Tuesday. The university allocated $150,000 for the design and construction of the addition, and the room will be finished before the start of the spring semester at the earliest, she said. This addition will make room for 20 more children to be integrated into the Children’s Center program. Gibbs said the new room will also be a place where children of different ages can learn together. “This allows us to have a multi-age classroom [where the children] can learn from each other in a multi-age setting,” she said. “Parents will have a choice where students can be placed.” The Children’s Center is partially funded by ASI and currently cares for 174 children, mostly children of CSUF students. Because of the limited space at the center, there are usually 20 to 30 student mothers who want to enroll their children, and the number on the list is rising, Gibbs said. “The waiting list is growing,” she said. “The new classroom will accommodate more students.” This new addition is the first step in a larger effort to improve the Children’s Center facility. In 1996, CSUF students passed a referendum which raised tuition $10 to go toward building a brand new, much larger center on campus. Approximately $8 of that $10 goes into a savings program for the new center and $2 goes to current operation funds. The center is currently located on the edge of parking Lot A in temporary buildings that date back to the 1960s. The ASI Board of Directors approved plans for an advisory committee for the Children’s Center facility at the meeting Tuesday. The committee will be made up of 16 people, eight of which are students. It will be responsible for reviewing and recommending changes to the current building, planning for the new facility and helping to clarify the facility’s relationship to campus departments, according to ASI President Alex Lopez’s proposal to the board. ASI Executive Director Harvey McKee expressed his excitement about the plans for a new Children’s Center and pointed out the effect it will have on recruiting new faculty. “This will make it easier to recruit new faculty who have children,” he said. He said that with high California
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Group Addresses MuslimPerspective nEVENTS: Muslim chaplain lectured on Islam during event celebrating the Muslim culture By Mayu Ogura
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Yusef Estes, the National Muslim Chaplain, delivers a lecture on Islam to the campus community.
The Muslim Student Association organized a two-day event, entitled “Discover Islam,” to educate the campus community about Islam during the beginning of Ramadan. The Muslim month-long fast of Ramadan began Wednesday. According to Omar Musallet, a member of the organization, Ramadan is the month on the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from sunrise to sunset. At one of the events, Yusuf Estes, National Muslim Chaplain for American Muslims, lectured on “Islam and Terrorism” Tuesday at the Titan Student Union. The Muslim Students Association, Association of Inter-Cultural
Awareness and Associated are about Students Inc. cosponsored the event, which drew the large crowd consist“We know ing of non-Muslims to Muslim students that Saddam and faculty. Islam students iniHussein is a tiated the event with prayer, which is perbad leader, formed by Muslims five times a day but most toward the direction of Mecca, and folpeople that lowed it with a recitation. suffer from Estes, a lecturer who converted from the war are Christianity to Islam, gave a general overgoing to be view of the religion including the founinnocent dation of Islamic beliefs. He then talkcivilians” ed about terrorism. Islam, Judaism Yusef Estes, and Christianity all National Muslim believe in one God, Chaplain for he said. Therefore, people should pay attention to what the other religions
because these religions closely relate to one another. He said Islam doesn’t only mean peace, but also surrender, submission, obedience and purity. “The very things Islam teaches are to fight oppression and terrorism, even if it means you are giving up your lives,” Estes said. “Islam forbids suicide,” Estes said, “Anybody takes their own lives without any purpose, they go to the hell forever. Additionally, Islam forbids any killing of innocent soul.” Estes said that the things people may hear or read about Islam through the media or a certain religion have a certain amount of bias or prejudice in it. Estes said when people attack you,
then you are going to automatically assume that it’s an act of terrorism; at the same time, you have to ask why they are attacking. “As a Muslim, I pray for all people in the world,’’ Estes said, concluding the lecture. Eihsan Khalife, president of the organization, said they organized the event to inform the campus about Islam beliefs from the Muslim perspective. Khalife said members in the organization, which has over 100 members and has been an active club for many years, meet twice a week and also gather to pray five times a day in their room, which is located in the TSU. The members comprise diverse ethnicities including Middle Eastern, Korean, Vietnamese, British, American and black Muslims. Khalife said there have been some hate crimes against Muslims off campus after Sept. 11; however, none have taken place on campus. “On campus people are usually more intelligent,” Khalife said. “And they know that some indi-
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By Lissette Lebrilla
Daily Titan Staff Writer As the spring semester approaches, so does registration. Whether it is through Titan Online or over the phone, many students have found the registration process frustrating. Some of that aggravation comes from the busy traffic on the phone and online. Students find it difficult to register for their classes as soon as their appointment window opens up because other students are doing the same. Titan Online became busy this
last semester with students logging on for information that was only available on the site. “We are trying real hard to use the most consumed resource on Titan Online, which is registration,” said Dick Bednar, senior director of Information Technology. The new student portal has helped to keep those lingering students off Titan Online. Students are able to personalize their student portal to access information, including class schedules, grade reports and other campus services. With the convenience of the student portal, students will not use Titan Online as much and will free up space for students that need to register for their classes. “We are experiencing more students using the Web for registration,” Jim Blackburn, director of Admissions and Records.
“But the way they register doesn’t make a difference to us.” The first registration window opened up on Tuesday at 7 a.m. and so far everything is just fine, but Blackburn said that it is just the beginning. When Titan II opens up, there will be fewer classes and students will have prepaid for their classes already. Registration for the spring will have more windows for a smaller number of students. Blackburn also said that they received more memory for the mainframe computer. “The problem is when people call at the beginning and the end of their window,” Blackburn said. “No one seems to call in the middle of their window.” Another change that may occur is if there appears to be too much traffic, then there may be a possibility of disabling other services
online, Blackburn said. “Registration is our top priority,” he said. Blackburn’s advice for a successful registration process is to have multiple scheduling plans and to not procrastinate. Bednar said students need to look out for themselves. “We are concerned about what people are going to do in January,” Bednar said. “Are we communicating to them?” The important thing that IT wants students to know is what is happening around them. Bednar said students come to Cal State Fullerton because it fits their lives. “Students here don’t get the convenience of a full-time college experience,” Susan Lasswell, director of IT Administration and Communications said. The student portal allows for
REGISTRATION TIPS Log out of TITAN Online when you’re finished. TITAN Online requires 10 minutes of idle time before logging you out. This ties up TITAN Online for10 minutes. Use the student portal to find your grade reports and detailed study list. Do not request a Degree Audit Report during heavy registration periods. The process of creating a report slows down TITAN Online. If you are having trouble accessing TITAN Online, use telephone registration [(714) 278-7902]. - courtesy of Information Technology
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CSUF communications professor Tony Fellow was reelected to his position on the upper San Gabriel Valley Water Board with 65% of the vote (13,993 votes).
Museum Seek Collections The Fullerton Museum Center is seeking collectors who are willing to loan their objects for a special exhibit on collecting. Of particular interest are those people who regularly search the Internet for hard-tofind additions to their collections. The exhibit titled, “Gotta Have it Too: Collecting in the Internet Age,” opens Feb. 22 and will examine how the digital world has changed people’s hobby of collecting. It will give a demonstration on the diversity of collections gathered using the Internet, and will show how the Internet has become a valuable research tool for those who are serious collectors. “Finding rare items is now easier and faster, and availability often leads to new collecting interests. A lot of information on esoteric things can be found on the internet and many collectors have become amateur experts as well as custodians of history,” said John Karwin, museum curator. Those interested in loaning their collections for the exhibit are asked to contact Karwin between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday at
the Fullerton Museum Center at (714) 738-5325. The deadline for submission of collections for consideration by the museum is Dec. 31.
OCTA Partners with MTA The Orange County Transportation Authority and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority have a new partnership that allows OCTA bus riders a 30-day pass on six different MTA bus lines that serve the Orange County. Under the new agreement, OCTA will also begin accepting MTA monthly bus passes on 10 OCTA bus routes that travel between Orange County and Los Angeles. The passes will be honored at any bus stop along selected routes. “We are excited to be partnering with MTA by offering our customers a more convenient way to travel between Orange and Los Angeles counties using a single bus pass,” said OCTA Chairman and County Supervisor Todd Spitzer. OCTA bus lines that are accepting MTA monthly passes include Routes 1, 30, 38. 42, 46, 50, 60, 701, 721, and 757. OCTA and MTA monthly passes will be applicable to the base bus fare only. All additional supplements may be required for Express bus services according to the distance traveled. For information call OCTA at (714) 636-RIDE.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS On Campus Nov. 7 Film Series kicks off Nov. with one of the best trilogies of all time, or something, “Back to the Future.” Fun should be had by all. 6 p.m. in Titan Theatre. Go bowling, or something, because it’s free in the TSU Underground, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Russia’s Post-Communism: Old Wine in New Bottles,” sorry this isn’t about delicious merlots. Instead the lecture covers the birth of the Russian Republic, or something. In the Ruby Gerontology Center’s Mackey Auditorium. 10 a.m. The Cello Choir will perform under the direction of Bongshin Ko, or something. Tickets are $10 or $5 with advance Titan discount. 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Recital Hall. Learn more about our 28th president, or something, from a great film. 1:15 p.m. in the Ruby Gerontology Center’s Mackey Auditorium.
open in the Performing Arts Center’s Arena Theatre. The play runs until Nov. 17. Tickets are $9 or $7 with advance Titan discount. 8 p.m.
Celebration will take place in the TSU at 10:30 a.m. Three Medal of Honor recipients will attend. The day will close out with a classic car show and skydivers.
“Is There a Brain Food,” a lecture, or something, by our good friend Shvonne Striklen. She’ll learn you good. 10 a.m. in the Ruby Gerontology Center’s Shapiro Wing C/D.
Nov. 11 Veterans Day. Campus open. Our bad.
Table tennis rules, or something, so catch a glimpse of it at the TSU Undergrounds tournament from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 Women’s volleyball versus Idaho. The Big West Conference match starts at 7 p.m. in Titan Gym. For more information, call (714) 278CSUF.
Women’s volleyball versus Utah State. The Big West Conference match starts at 7 p.m. in Titan Gym. For more information, call (714) 278CSUF.
Men’s soccer versus Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The Big West Conference match starts at 7 p.m. in Titan Stadium. For more information, call (714) 278CSUF.
The Chicana/Chicano Studies department will host a slide show titled, “La Frontera: Indian Sovereignty, Drug Trafficking, Death & Life Along the U.S./ Mexico Border.” 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Pollak Library North Room 130. Light refreshments will be provided, or something.
Women’s soccer versus UC Riverside. The Big West Conference match starts at 7 p.m. in Titan Stadium. For more information, call (714) 278CSUF.
Nov. 10 The French film series features Leos Carax’s, “Boy Meets Girl” and “Les Armants du Pont Neuf,” or something. 5:30 p.m. in Humanities Room 110.
Amy Pietz, actress from “Caroline in the City” and “Ally McBeal,” will be speaking at the TV/Film Society’s meeting, or something. 4 p.m. in the TSU Ontiveros AB. Non-TV/ Film Society members are welcome. Nov. 8 This should be fun, or something. Men’s and women’s over-the-line tournament at the intramural fields form 11:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jane Austen’s “Emma,” will
The 6th Annual Veterans Day
Free karaoke at the TSU Pub from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Community Nov. 9 Sleep in. Nov. 10 The Fenians will rock the most yuppie crowd in Orange County at Muldoon’s in Newport Beach. 2 p.m. 202 Newport Center Drive. Please note: if you do not know where this is, is right across the street from fas-
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Recognized CSUF ScholarTeaches inChina nFACULTY: Alan S. Kaye was recently invited by the Chinese government’s Ministry of Education to lecture on English study By Benjamin Becker
Daily Titan Staff Writer From Kuwait to Brazil and Scotland to Sudan, his studies have taken him across oceans and nations, hosting nationally televised conferences in Saudi Arabia and roaming the vast and storied deserts of the Middle East with native Bedouins. His fluency in over 12 languages has helped him maneuver his way through the more than 60 countries he has visited in his over forty years of study, and the few countries he is most foreign to become fascinating and then familiar through research. And now, Cal State Fullerton professor Alan S. Kaye’s most recent sojourn has found him in China, invited by the government’s Ministry of Education to present English language seminars to the country’s most elite English scholars. Kaye, an internationally recognized scholar, spent August in the densely populated country, serving as a bridge between China and the United States. “I met a lot of people and talked about the requirements for entrance into U.S. universities and graduation,” Kaye said. “I was also invited to speak on the scholarly field of applied linguistics.”
Kaye’s expertise in the study of language has taken him to many countries and universities across the globe intent on furthering their own language programs. In China, he lectured the country’s top English instructors on how to teach accurate pronunciation and grammar to Chinese students. “British English is more popular than American English,” he said. “But American is catching up. A lot of the teachers had accent problems, but they say they watch a lot of U.S. movies to get rid of them.” Kaye, who is a native of Los Angeles, received his doctorate in linguistics at University of California Berkeley in 1971. After graduating, he migrated south to Fullerton where he was hired at CSUF the same year. He has been teaching here ever since. Associate Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Angela Della Volpe said she has known Kaye since the late 70s. “He’s an internationally acknowledged scholar so he gets invitations from around the world – particularly the Middle East,” she said. “He’s most noted for his extensive work in Arabic.” Kaye has authored a number of books on the Arabic language and has presented papers and lectures at dozens of international universities. Throughout the years his fascination has drifted like wind from country to country, tackling new languages and cultures along the way. He has drifted further east the past couple of years – not having visited the Arab world since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks– finding himself in Southeast
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ASI n from page 1 housing costs it is difficult to recruit faculty from out of state. If there were space for their children at the Children’s Center, it would be an incentive for potential faculty to make the move to CSUF. He said this will become more important as older faculty begin to retire in the coming years and they will need to be replaced with other teachers. 4Students will soon be able to enjoy continuous music in the Titan Student Union Pub and possibly the food court, said Ashleigh Peterman, chair of the TSU Governing Board at Tuesday’s meeting. The board has just signed a contract with a satellite radio company to play popular music without commercial interruption in the Pub and they are going to experiment with it soon in the food
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court, Peterman said. Speakers will be installed outside in the Garden Café and other TSU outdoor eating areas during intersession, she said. 4Peterman said the TSU will become the drop-off spot for a holiday toy drive this year. The toys will be given to the children who participate in Camp Titan and the extras will be donated to Toys for Tots. She said last year over 300 toys were donated. ASI Chair Christina Machado said they are considering putting together a social event during the holiday season where guests must bring a toy to donate for admission to the event.4Katherine Ohta from the Panhellenic Council reminded the board about the scholarship banquet on Nov. 18th, which includes a speech from Mark Sterner about his life-changing experience with drunken driving. The speech begins at 8 p.m. in the TSU and all students are welcome.
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Alan Kaye, back from China, where he lectured on linguistics “China just fascinated me,” Kaye Asia and China. “Americans are too much uncon- said, recalling the landmarks and cerned with the world,” Kaye said. ancient sites he visited during his “We are isolationists. We are five per- stay. He said that he was blown away cent of the world’s population trying by the rapidly developing cities like to control and influence the rest of the Beijing, which will be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics. ninety-five percent.” “These cities aren’t as you would He said that he is gone every summer and intersession, only taking up imagine,” he said. “They are bustling residence in Fullerton during the nor- and developing fast.” Kaye said he is going to the United mal semesters. “I go away as much as I can,” he Kingdom during Thanksgiving to lecsaid. “The world is so big and amaz- ture on linguistics at the University of ing, how can you live without seeing Leeds, Durham and Edinburgh. as much of it as you can?” He will then be leaving during Kaye said he plans on furthering intersession for Brazil to research the his Eastern Asian studies and hopes to country’s native languages. return to China soon.
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Jerry Gaudette draws the model of a hand that is provided in his “Head and Hands” class. This kind of excerise helps students learn the anatomical muscles that define the features of hand.
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Bill Buckley works on one of his excercises of drawing a hand.
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nART: CSUF artists put their heads... and hands into their class on animation By Jessi McFarland
Daily Titan Staff Writer The timer beeps. Thirty sets of hands hover over sketchpads, touching up the formations of their models. Donald Lagerberg, a professor of art at Cal State Fullerton, takes the alarm from around his neck and says, “Now you have three minutes to set the nose.” While soft sounds of jazz music play though the art studio, Lagerberg explains the distinction for drawing the nose before other features in his “Head and Hands” class. “The nose is the least movable feature on the face,” Lagerberg said. The course emphasizes animation of the face and hands, but it all begins with learning the anatomical muscles
that define the features, Lagerberg said. Whether it is for computer or traditional animation design, anatomy establishes how movement falls together. “The area around each feature goes into movement, but you can combine expressions,” Lagerberg said. The students focus on the aspects of extreme facial features, rotating between duties as artist and model. Mindy Allec, a senior drawing and painting major, has taken the class twice. “The first time I took the class, seeing my face modeled was atrocious,” Allec said. “This time around it’s not so bad.” As models, the subjects have to pose with dramatic visual facial expression to satisfy the extreme capability facial
movements provide. cises time limits. “It’s helpful to under“If we were a basestand what makes ball team right now, movement…We are we’d be the Angels,” creating features as well Lagerberg said. “If we were a as muscle movement,” In an atmosphere of said Bill Buckley, a baseball team creativity and playfulsenior entertainment arts ness, students mock and animation major. right now, we’d each other and crack “Don [Lagerberg] is the jokes, but they take first art professor I’ve be the Angels” their class seriously as had who takes an acawell. demic approach. He has “The best thing to lesson plans, activities do is to condense the Donald and exercises. It helps time we [animate] to focus on drawing in,” Buckley said. in the overall process, “We don’t spend too rather than just focusing much time making on a specific work.” decisions on what we are drawing, we Along with establishing the dynam- just go straight to it.” ics of moving features, the class exerThe time conditioning students go
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Starr Lee concentrates on drawing a posed hand. through prepare them for the competitive progress CSUF is expected to maintain. CSUF is one of 20 schools that partners with Disney through the Acme program. Of those 20 schools around the world, CSUF remains the only public school. The entertainment arts and animation has won national illustration and design competitions. CSUF developed the animation department about seven years ago. Now the art department is advancing into new mediums of animation. This year’s addition to the department is a Maya lab. “Maya is a 3D program the we use
for computer animation,” said Sandee Chamberlain, a senior entertainment art major. “It has been used in movies like ‘The Matrix’ for special effects.” It’s natural for CSUF to move into computer animation because our other animation departments are really strong, Lagerberg said. Matt Roberts, a senior entertainment arts major, is preparing for a career with the knowledge that technology is changing. “I plan to go into traditional animation, but since [computer animation] is where the industry’s going I should keep my options opened,” Roberts said.
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Celebration will Honor Mexican-American KoreanWarVeterans nHOLIDAY: Joseph C. Rodriguez will be recognized along with many Latinos who fought for their country By Yvette Cornejo
Daily Titan Staff Writer History books have told the stories of war heroes and patriots who have fought and died for this country. This year, Mexican-American Korean War veterans will be recognized and honored for their contributions to this nation’s history. The sixth annual Veterans Day celebration being held at Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 9 will be sponsored by the president’s office in collaboration with the Latino Advocates for Education Inc. Each year the group pays tribute to the veterans of a particular war. This
year’s event will honor veterans from the Korean War, which went on from 1950 to 1953. Latino Advocates for Education Inc. has partnered with the Department of Defense to mark the 50th commemoration of the war. “The faculty and staff at CSUF expressed great enthusiasm and support which I could not resist or dismiss,” said Fredrick Aguirre, the president of Latino Advocates for Education Inc. and a Superior Court Judge for Orange County. “Cal State Fullerton has the potential to allow our event to grow on a larger scale. Being a university, it can join with other large campuses to hold this event and honor our veterans.” The event and parking on campus will be free for that day. The food court in the Titan Student Union will also be open for the festivities. The formal ceremony is set to begin at 11 a.m. in the Titan Student Union Pavilions. President Milton Gordon will be making opening remarks, and elected officials such as U.S. Representatives
Loretta Sanchez and Ed Royce will be Linda, first created this event in 1996 to among the scheduled speakers. acknowledge the patriotic contributions Between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. vari- of Latino military veterans who have ous activities will be served their country. held, and attendees will The two have strong get the opportunity to ties to the military, choose from seminars, having had both their panel discussions and fathers drafted to screenings of short docfight in World War umentaries throughout II. the day. Students from “I have always the Oral History prounderstood how gram will also get a much Mexicanchance to present their Americans have saccurrent projects on rificed for this counLatino veterans. try and their families For the finale of the through their patrioday’s events, Aztec tism,” Aguirre said. skydivers are set to land In the past, these on the performing arts tributes have been lawn between 2 p.m. held at Santa Ana RODRIGUEZ and 2:30 p.m. Military College, which cars, classic cars and veteran memora- attracted about 3,000 attendees, but this bilia will be on display throughout the year President Gordon urged the orgaday. nizers to bring the popular event to Aguirre, along with help from his wife CSUF.
“Hosting this event will give students and the community an opportunity to gain important insight in recognizing the Mexican-Americans who have fought for this country and have had a great influence and involvement in this segment of history,” said Amy Mattern, the program development specialist for the CSUF office of the vice president. According to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Mexican-Americans were killed in extraordinarily high numbers during the Korean War, and 30 percent of the casualties came from Orange County. Yet Mexican-Americans only constituted five percent of the county at the time. “This event will bring substantial meaning to the changing demographics of Orange County,” said Charlene Riggins, a student participating in the oral history project. “The community should come out and experience this inspirational event.” Over 200 Southern California Mexican-American veterans of the
Fender’s Heart of Rock and Roll on Display inDowntown nMUSIC: The inventor of the electric guitar is remembered at the Fullerton Museum Center until April By Drew Farrington Special to the Titan
Most Orange County residents may not realize one of the most culturally important individuals of the twentieth century began his career in downtown Fullerton. Leo Fender, inventor of the electric guitar, is being honored in the exhibit, “A Shower of Brilliance: Leo Fender and His Electric Guitars,” currently on display at the Fullerton Museum Center in downtown Fullerton. The Fender exhibit focuses on the cultural and historical significance of the electric guitar and its inventor. John Karwin, the curator of the museum, stressed the importance of Fender not only to Fullerton, but also to America as a whole. “The development of the guitar as a lead instrument changed all musical forms,” Karwin said. “Jazz, rock, blues – they were all affected by
Fender’s invention.” In the realm of American culture, Fender has had just as much impact, Karwin said. “Think of how much the world has changed because of the electric guitar,” Karwin said. “Rock music created a rebellious youth culture, it changed the way people dressed, it changed where people went to hang out, it changed the way they danced…Fender started a revolution in Fullerton that would forever change the face of music, popular culture, and modern society.” For such an important historical figure, Fender had a modest beginning. A self-taught electrician, Fender started as a radio repairman in downtown Fullerton in the late 1930s. A guitar player by hobby, Fender wanted to find a way to make the guitar louder. He created several prototypes and began manufacturing his guitars for sale. Because this came at a time of post-war prosperity, his guitars gained rapid popularity. “The guitars were marketed wonderfully,” Karwin said. “All of them were custom painted, originally with automotive finish.” Featured in the exhibit are several of the original Fender guitars. One of
the featured items is the world’s first Fender electric guitar, built in 1943 to test a new pickup design. The exhibit houses the original Esquire model, built in 1950; the first Telecaster, from 1951; and the first ever Stratocaster, built in 1954. Also featured are early steel guitars and amplifiers. Fender was always tinkering with his guitars, figuring out ways to perfect them and make a better sound. As a result of his dedication, the electric guitar is now the most popular musical instrument in the world. Because of its worldwide popularity, the Fender guitar is used by some of the most famous musicians. The exhibit features some of these musicians including Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Hendrix, Dick Dale, and The Clash. Matt Haskins, Professor of American Studies at CSUF, said Fender started an important musical and cultural revolution in southern California. “Fender came at a time when the West Coast was becoming more important culturally,” Haskins said. “The electric guitar became a symbol of rock and roll. When [Bob] Dylan went electric, he used a Fender Stratocaster — the quintessential rock guitar.” According to an early Fender
Korean War and their descendents will be honored. Joseph C. Rodriguez who received the Medal of Honor from Harry S. Truman in recognition of his heroism in the Korean War will be among the honored, and three other honorees that have received the prestigious Medal of Honor will also be recognized. Other honored guests include Silver Star recipient Brig. Gen. Gus Hernandez, Marcella Mejia Muller from the U.S. Marine Corps and Guy Gabaldon from the Navy. CSUF offers a great opportunity to students involved in the Oral History program to document the stories of these individuals and have this history archived for years to come for other students, Aguirre said. “Were not trying to diminish the contributions of other groups, we’re simply trying to acknowledge the contributions of Mexican-Americans while their still alive,” Aguirre said.
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LEO FENDER GALLERY AT THE FULLERTON MUSEUM CENTER
The Fullerton Museum Center displays many Fender creations.
executive, “Fender is Fullerton, and Fullerton is Fender.” The Fullerton Museum’s board of Trustees and the City of Fullerton Cultural Services Division are currently working on a plan to establish a permanent Leo Fender Museum in downtown Fullerton.
The Leo Fender exhibit will be on display through April 2003. The Fullerton Museum Center is located at 301 N. Pomona Ave. on the corner of Wilshire and Pomona. The cost of admission for students is $3.
the students to get to know their college. And with difficulty of getting in to Titan Online due to registration, the student portal also allows students access to important resources. Bednar emphasized that Titan Online is basically for registration. The only other functions students are making fee payments and obtaining a degree audit. Everything else is available through the student portal. Students are not the only ones that can use the portal; faculty and staff are also able to use the portal to communicate with their students. “The faculty can send messages to their students through the portal,” Sarah Dvorak, communications coordinator for IT, said. “It will soon be the main medium of communication.” Faculty members also have the option to place notes and syllabuses on the class schedules in the portal. Dvorak said this would be something that students might really want to take advantage of.
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Judicial OfficeWarns Students to be Aware of Integrity Rules nACADEMICS: The Dean of Students wants to increase awareness of cheating in poster campaign By Mayu Ogura
Daily Titan Staff Writer
Sharon S. Jones and Jeff A. Smith help students to get a jump-start in investing.
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World of Finance Can Be Too Risky for Students and Unaware Investors By Jennifer Dominguez Daily Titan Staff Writer
Today women young and old face a world of stocks, bonds, mutual funds and taxes. Managing cash flow, income and expenses are responsibilities that typically a woman’s husband may control. But as times are changing more women are learning to protect their own value and worth. The Women’s Adult Re-entry Center sponsored a seminar Wednesday discussing women and their need to take an active role in managing their own financial future. Two representatives from the Laguna Niguel financial investment company, Salomon-Smith-Barney, hosted the workshop. Sharon S. Jones, financial consultant of the company, discussed factors such as health problems, sudden unemployment and divorce, which can often lead women into a financial crisis if they lack the understanding of money and investing. She said it is crucial for women to learn how to mange their financial future and take control of their own assets. “Don’t let anyone do it for you,” Jones said. “Do it for yourself.” Vice president of the company, Jeffrey A. Smith started the one-hour session with examples of different types of investments. He discussed such top-
ics as stocks, bonds, money market funds and treasuries. “A bond is a certificate of a debt in which the issuer promises to repay a specific amount of money to the bondholder, plus a certain amount of interest, within a fixed period of time,” Smith said. Smith said the safest investment are treasuries, which are bonds, bills and notes issued by the government and traded in the secondary market after issue. Rosalina Camacho, coordinator of the Women of Color Resources Center, said college students might not be familiar with many of these investment terms. She asked how students could start investing if they do not know how to use stocks and bonds. “First, you should have two bank accounts, a checking and savings. Then you should save money once a month. Act like it’s a bill you need to pay, then it will become habit to out away the money into your savings. Also, establishing good credit is the key to learning how to invest,” Jones said. “You shouldn’t be spending more than you’re making or it’s just going to get messy.” Jones said that there are some basic steps in financial planning. First, find out what your net worth is. The best way to do this is to collect your
latest bank and investment statements and add them up, and then subtract your liabilities such as credit card debt or loans. Second, is to set money aside each month.“Even as little as twenty dollars each month can make a huge difference. How much you save all depends on your age, your current financial situation and your job security,” Jones said. The third step in financial planning is to plan ahead. “You must get yourself organized and balanced both personally and economically. Smart money management means balancing the two,” she said. Nicole Ha, a sophomore finance major attended the seminar and said that it was very valuable information. “I learned a lot. It brought to light all the components of saving and earning money and that we (women) should start at a young age trying to invest for our future”, Ha said. Kristin Hazelleaf, a senior Biology major who also attended the seminar, said it is also important for men to understand and control their finances. “We shouldn’t have to rely on our husbands, boyfriends or fathers to worry about our money,” Hazelleaf said. “We need to learn to be independent, especially if we’re expected to be treated as equals in society.”
The Dean of Students Office, Judicial Affairs at Cal State Fullerton is sponsoring the “CSUF Making Integrity Count” campaign to increase students’ awareness of academic integrity. The judicial office received funding from the president’s office for this campaign, which started last month and will last throughout the year. Flyers with the messages were placed throughout the campus. “Don’t sit next to friends during an exam,” the message says. “Protect your work from others, and don’t take unfair advantage of other students’ work.” “Remember that a poor grade is better than an ‘F’ in the course. Don’t do it!” The associate dean of judicial affairs, Sandra Rhoten, said, “Last year there were 115 students who were reported to the office (for academic dishonesty).” However, this number doesn’t represent the real number of stu-
dents who committed the acts, she said. Rhoten said academic dishonesty constitutes four categories: plagiarism, cheating on exams, unauthorized collaboration and falsifying academic records. According to the “Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Academic Dishonesty,” plagiarism means using someone else’s work in any academic assignment without appropriate acknowledgement such as paraphrasing another’s ideas or copying text without citing sources. Rhoten said plagiarism makes up half of the violations. Some students, who don’t acknowledge what constitutes plagiarism, often violate the rule by using someone’s words without citing their sources, she said. Cheating on exams consists of about one out of five violations. “The biggest percentage of last year showed that 37 percent [of violators] were juniors,” Rhoten said. More upperclassmen were reported as the violators of academic integrity last year. Last year, 32 percent of violators had grade-point averages between 2.5 and 2.9, she said. “We are concerned about students with English as a second language,” Rhoten said. International students (which make up of five percent of the student population according to the office of Analytical Studies)
comprise 30 percent of the violators. Many say they don’t feel confident enough because of their poor English skills. In addition, cultural differences may lead the acts of violations because in some cultures students put more value on group work than individual work, she said. “First of all, you need to understand what academic dishonesty is both at university level and in class,” Rhoten said. Academic dishonesty is not only taking advantage of somebody else’s work, but also allowing somebody else to benefit from your work, she said. Rhoten said students should acknowledge what the consequences of the violations are. According to the Titan Integrity guide, in addition to a grade penalty ranging from zero on an assignment to an F in the course, the student may also face dismissal from an academic unit, revocation of admission, suspension from the university, revocation of degree and expulsion from the university. “At the university, as elsewhere, ignorance of the standards is not an acceptable justification for violating community standards,” the CSUF Student Handbook says. Rhoten said students are expected to read the university student discipline rules, which are written in the handbook, and follow them.
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Muslim students began their two-day commemoration of Ramadan with a prayer. to the United Nations, 5,000 Iraqi black clothes called hijab, said she children die every month due to the covers her whole body except her U.N sanctions. eyes because it protects her by not n from page 1 Irfan Parekh, a Muslim student, showing her body to strangers outvidual doesn’t represent the whole said about the lecture, “It’s a good side of her house. Asari said, “People are more opening for people to look on their religion.” Referring to the U.S. attacking own, not always listen to the media open-minded. They come up to me Iraq, Khalife said, “We are against and try to find out themselves what and ask me questions instead of whatever they want to assume.” it. We know that Saddam Hussein is going on.” The organization will continue Azizah Asari, a Muslim student, is a bad leader, but most people that to make efforts to educate the camsaid, “It was very educational for suffer from the war are going to be average people who don’t know pus community about their religion, innocent civilians.” Khalife said. He said since 1991, according much about the Islam.” Asari, who covers her body with
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arts & entertainment November 7, 2002
WE GOT THE BEAT Grub It’s time to celebrate at the Cheesecake Factory for the return of the Pumpkin Cheesecake. Since it’s seasonal, eat all you can handle because it will be a year until you can grab a piece of the most devouringly delicious dessert known to humans. Besides the pumpkin cheesecake, the avocado egg rolls and the chicken Madeira are equally enticing. Order a mojito, a Cuban beverage, to compliment the meal perfectly. The Mexican Village in Los Angeles was founded in 1965 and has been offering delectable entrees as well as dancing and cultural art ever since. A platter to invest in between friends is the Mexican Village Botona that is big chunks of carne asada, carnarones al mojo de ajo, quesadilla, taquitos, sticks of jack and cheddar cheese and guacomole. The restaurant also has a wide variety of tequilas from Patron to Herradura Anejo.
Pubs The Crooners Lounge at Azteca Mexican Restaurant in historical downtown Garden Grove is open until 2 a.m. seven days a week. Elvis fans beware–the bar has over 1,000 pieces of memorabilia spanning the King’s lifetime. The first Saturday of every month the bar has Elvis karaoke night and Elvis bingo is coming soon on Tuesdays. Off Campus located on the outskirts of Cal State Fullerton is a cozy place that offers sanctuary between classes and sometimes even after. The bar has plenty of television sets to catch any shot of any sport at all times. The fancy memorabilia that cover the walls often serve as a distraction for pool table participants and dart throwers alike so be wary of where you decide to pull up a chair. Tuesdays eat tacos and sing at the Karoake bar untill closing.
The creators of Cherry and Velvet have joined to form Sucker at Ultra Suede in West Hollywood this Saturday. DJ Bruce Perdew and Mike Messex will spin a little bit of Rock & Roll, ’80s and a whole lot of funk.
Events The Vandals, Tsunami Bomb and Audio Karate will perform at the Palace this Friday and Saturday. Adore, Contra and Dirty Laundry will be at Hard Rock Café in Newport Beach this Friday. Electric Frankenstein, CoDependents, El Nada and The Dragons will perform at the Tiki Bar in Costa Mesa this Saturday. 562 Winter Music Festival featuring Copouts, Its Casual, DYF, P.F.R., Normandie Blue, Deadmocrasy and other special guests will be at Ibiza this Sunday at 4 p.m.
George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic Could’ve Gone All Night By Eugene Park
Daily Titan Staff Writer There was some confusion as to which of the dread-locked costumed funk freaks in the band was George Clinton when the Parliament/ Funkadelic played at the Anaheim House of Blues. The diaper-sporting “Starchild” Gary Shider strutted on stage and immediately led the band. His charisma, no doubt because he wore only a diaper, and his place on center stage led many to say “Look, P-Funk is a baby tonight!” Then there was Robert “P-Nut” Johnson, who certainly looked to be around Clinton’s age. But he never took center stage, and seemed more interested in carousing with the women at the bar. Without Clinton, the band and audience looked like a leaderless motley crew of costume-clad iconoclasts, not that the band wasn’t holding up well on its own. Shider and other lead guitarist Dewayne “Blackbyrd” McKnight led the sometimes menacing, mostly joyful jams that got the crowd screaming, “We want the funk! Give up the funk!” Then after a little more than a half-hour, a man dressed in a pink overcoat and rainbow dreads made his way on stage, and it became very evident to the crowd who the real P-Funk was. An extended jam of “Cosmic Slop” thunderously announced the arrival of George Clinton, as he hobbled his way to the front of the stage like Moses coming down from Mt. Sinai. The urgency of the chugging guitar riff and drums ensured that people knew who was the leader of these renegades of funk. And in his hands were the 10 Commandments of Funk, which included, “Free your mind and your ass will follow,” “Make my funk the P-Funk” and “S***! Goddamn! Get off your ass and jam!” The concert took place on the one day of the year the band’s dress code is considered normal, and that was Halloween. The crowd was also dressed accordingly, mixed with uppity Anaheim socialites, hardcore funk fans and white boys dancing to that funky music. For some, they had heard it all before, but that didn’t make them jaded. Those who sported virgin ears to the glory of a P-Funk concert were rocked, socked and had
their mind blown. Funk is the foundation of hip-hop, and Clinton is certainly one of the cornerstones. At least Dr. Dre has a job now, thanks to his early incessant sampling of P-Funk hits. Each song of the non-stop four-hour set segues right into the other, with barely time to breathe. But every song was tight, every rhythm was its own rhythm, and yet one with the music. Save for the bodyguards and the pot-smoking trick-or-treaters (who were promptly thrown out), everyone couldn’t help but dance. “Flashlight” had Carlos “Sir Nose” McMurray dancing up a storm, slithering and threatening to grind every single female in the house. It was order out of chaos, and it seemed evident that there was no real set list. Some of the bass lines to classic songs like “Bop Gun” are different from the original recordings, but that’s because the bass player felt like doing his own thing. In any other band, when a band Photo courtesy member does their own thing the entire song folds in on itself. But this is Parliament/Funkadelic, and they are truly out of this world. They retain a sixth sense of knowing when song changes happen, and how to deal with them. And for playing four hours straight, they must be aliens. When a 15-minute rendition of “Maggot Brain” came on, bathroom breaks and smoke breaks were in order. The music sounded much clearer on the smoking balcony speakers than inside. It’s a sad thing when the greatest live band of all time doesn’t have equipment that can live up to their excellence, and the sound at the House of Blues Anaheim was inadequate. The vocals could hardly be heard and the guitar tones were too muddled. At least the electrifying mandolin
solo was crystal clear, and pitch perfect. With its infectious “bow-wow-wow yippee yo yippee yay” chorus, “Atomic Dog” had about 30 people, including the audience, on the stage, dancing, groping, rapping and smoking. It was the night’s closer, and the House of Blues, being the corporate venue that it is, threatened to close down if the band didn’t get off the stage. Clinton, soaked in sweat, screamed the entire concert and he wasn’t going to stop. Neither was the audience. The house lights switched on, and band members started to shuffle off the stage. Guitars were unplugged, horns put back in their cases and female singers looked eager to give their songbird voices a rest. Yet the drummer kept a
beat going, and Clinton egged the audience on, making sure that nobody would have their voices by night’s end. “We want the funk! Give up that funk!” The drummer stopped the beat and signaled for Clinton to get off the stage. But all cues to leave were non-existent to Clinton. He remained steadfast on center stage, while the four-hour marathon excitement of the audience would’ve kept them going until dawn. The microphone turned off, and the curtains started to close in on Clinton. But until the last crack of the curtains closed, Clinton chanted and chanted, enforcing with extreme prejudice the Golden Rule of Funk, which takes precedence over all the commandments. And the Golden Rule is: Ain’t no party like
Twists and Turns Reveal “The Truth About Charlie” By Thu Do
Daily Titan Staff Writer The bad guys are the good guys, the good guys are the bad guys, but then the bad guys are the bad guys, and the good guys are the good guys and there was a crazy old woman. Let’s just say that there were a lot of twist and turns and you don’t know where to begin in “The Truth About Charlie.” Regina Lambert, played by Thandie Newton (“Beloved,” “Mission: Impossible 2”), is married to a man that she thought she knew for three months. One day she comes home from her vacation and finds that he was killed. Then she discovers that her husband Charles Lambert had many different identities and that he had six million dollars that was stolen. There was also a bag that contained all of Charles’ belongings: an agenda book, a camera, a wallet and a letter to Regina. Then there’s the mysterious stranger by the name of Joshua Peters played by Mark Wahlberg (Rock Star, Planet of the Apes) who finds out about Charles’ death through the media, so he claims. Peters comes just in time to be Regina’s knight in shining armor. He was there to protect, to help and to love her. But is he really? Then there is the trio of bad guys that used to work with Charles. All they want is what they feel they deserve – the money. Despite quarrels surrounding the search for the money, the group befriends and tango dances with each other. Another mysterious man comes along, Lewis Bartholomew, played by Tim Robbins. He claims to be working for the U.S. Government. Bartholomew tells Regina to solve the mystery, get the money and bring it back to the United States where it belongs. But the question of whether he want the money too arises. Then there’s the French Commandant Dominique played by Christine Boissons (Cop Story, The Vagina Monologues). She’s helping Regina with the case, but somehow she knows a little bit more than others. And who can forget about the crazy old woman who claims
to be Charles Lambert’s mother, who wanted to kill anybody involved with her son’s death. Charles Aznavour, acclaimed French singer, appears as himself in random scenes singing his beautiful love songs. Many identities were revealed during this wild goose chase. The camera does not stop moving which gives the feel that the viewer is actually witnessing the story as it progresses.
The cast was great. Tim Robbins (Shawshank Redemption, Jacob’s Ladder) was witty as ever. The story line and the directing by Jonathan Demme (Beloved, The Silence of the Lambs) was unusually refreshing. The film was slightly reminiscent of the French movie “Amelie.”
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Lambert finds herself intrigued by the charming Joshua Peters but trust is another issue.
PARADIGM CONVEYS LYRICS ABOUT LIFE By Odeen Domingo
Daily Titan Staff Writer
Imbisouls will be at The Whisky in Los Angeles this Sunday. Johnny Cash: A 70th Birthday Tribute will be on exhibit at the Richard Nixon Library through Dec. 31.
Photo courtesy of Paradigm publicity.
One thing is certain – Paradigm is ready for primetime. That is evident in the melodic lyrical patterns and musical rhythms in Paradigm’s recently released first album, “Standing In Line.” Although Steve Stratton, who co-wrote the songs with Shannon Curtis, confesses that none of the band members are melancholy types, the mood of the album is exactly that. The band was born to play ballads. The tones of the songs are slow and smooth, but Curtis’ voice and the gutiar riffs mix in high pitches that make the songs extremely catchy. Listeners won’t be able to fight the urge to bob their heads or tap their feet or both. The deep, emotional experiences of life are the theme of the album. Curtis said she wanted the songs to talk
about real life, not about the ex-boyfriend or the party tonight unlike the songs currently being spun on the radio. Friendship, hope, faith, daydreams and dependence are some of the themes. Paradigm covers the 1987 hit, “Hazy Shade of Winter,” which was written by Paul Simon and performed by The Bangles. Curtis and Stratton have an interesting writing style. The song makes audiences feel what it conveys, be it sadness, envy, desire or optimism. The lyrics are mature and thoughtful. For example, in “Not the Only One,” “In the corner where the child still cries/ Our quiet tears, our lullabies/ Don’t have to be alone this time/ I’ll take your hand if you put yours in mine.” Metaphors are prominent in the tracks. In “Last Night,” “Winter’s buried dreams were wakened, by your lips the kiss was taken / Spring my heart was yours completely, blooming
full and rooted deeply / Summer burned through fields of passion, left behind our blackened ashes/ Last night August winds unseen came, blew it all away.” Curtis’ voice doesn’t have that Mariah Carey pop-music sound, but its perfect in today’s alternative rock genre of female lead singers. She is able to project her voice to captivate an audience either in a low or high pitch. But putting out an independent album surely has its negatives. The sound quality of the CD does not do justice to Curtis’ voice and the band, which has proved its brilliance in live performances. Signing with a credible label will definitely help. The album title implies that the band is waiting for their turn to shine in the mainstream. But it’s just a matter of time. Paradigm won’t be standing in line any longer.
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SUNSET ROOM RETURNS TO STOMPING nPROFILE: Local band with CSUF ties promotes self-produced debut record, “Almost an Angel” By Christina Guerrero
Daily Titan Asst. News Editor When the Sunset Room, a Breabased band, performed in the Pub last month, they were received by a packed crowd. Cal State Fullerton students didn’t seem to mind standing due to a lack of seats as they bopped their heads up and down to the jazzy blues beats and the rich vocals that spread through the air. “It’s like a jazzy funk; it’s original,” said April Medina, a junior majoring in art. “Out of all the bands I’ve seen here I really like this one.” Coordinators from Associated Students, Inc., junior Lisa Hart and sophomore John Wright were responsible for the bands appearance on campus. “I booked this band,” Hart said. “I saw them play at the Continental in Fullerton.” After approaching the band about performing on campus, Hart discovered two of its members were CSUF alumni. They were very enthusiastic about performing at CSUF, Hart said. Like Hart, singer Catherine “Catie” Moore transferred from Arizona State University to CSUF to earn a degree in communications. “I didn’t major in music, but my communications emphasis is entertainment studies,” Moore said. “I was the first graduating class with that emphasis. I think there were four of us. Entertainment studies taught me everything I didn’t know about the music industry., corporate, behind the scenes kind of informa-
tion, (which is) extremely helpful when I’m doing the business side of the band.” Drummer and keyboard player James Flores, who graduated in 1990, majored in communications with an emphasis in public relations and minored in music. Additional band member Tim Rumbaugh is responsible for bass and programming. He also writes and negotiates contracts for an Aerospace company that supplies parts for the
Music Awards, is inspired by a diverse combination of musicians including Portishead, Sarah Vaughn, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, Lamb and Morcheeba. The eight-track album combines hypnotic beats, simple lyrics and Moore’s velvety voice. “It’s different than the hard core rock that goes on here (in the Pub),” sophomore Brenda Bryan said about the band. This band is very mellow and the words are very personal expressing thoughts that you can feel, she said. Although Flores wrote the majority of the lyrics, he refuses to take all the recognition. “I must share songwriting credit with Catie, whom I consider my songwriting partner,” he said. “Any time I write for the Sunset Room I try to write from Catie’s perspective. We know each other so well, that it now comes pretty easy. She is such a demonstrative vocalist, that I can actually see what her performance will be like while I’m writing a lyric line.” As a recovering alcoholic and drug addict that has been sober for two years Moore admits that the “lyrics on this album come from a very dark place.” “James saw me go through a difficult time of my life and wrote his lyrics perfectly around my feelings,” Moore said. Flores and Moore’s relationship has Photo Courtesy of Sunset Room publicity. affected some of their musical experiences, but for now they are “concentrating on promoting the album and writing Air Force, Rumbaugh said. album “Almost an Angel.” The album, which “Do you watch ‘Friends’? Tim is like was released December 2001, took a year and a new songs,” Moore said. “No Doubt got through it and so can Sunset Chandler,” Moore said. “I’ve known him for half to record in the band’s own studio, Erica’s Room,” she said. “I do admit that we make a six years and I still can’t figure out what he Playroom. does.” great musical team. We think the same when The music is a mix of electronic and acous- it comes to setting moods, and that’s what The latest member Nick Wisnienwski, who plays guitar, is a physicist who teaches at tic instruments that create a future-retro sound Sunset room is all about. Sound, soul, beat UCLA, Moore said. tied together with jazz-driven vocals, according and mood.” The band, which formed in the late 90s, is to their press release. The band, which was a 2002 nominee for currently promoting its self-produced debut Best Jazz Group in the First Orange County
Jurassic 5 Exposes Their Unique Beats nCD REVIEW: “Power in Numbers,” Jurassic 5’s latest endeavor is sure to entice listeners
By Jenny Caringal
Daily Titan Staff Writer After finishing recording in the studio, Jurassic 5 is once again ready to “turn the party out…without a doubt!” It’s nice to finally have a quality album released with music that will stay in the stereo for more than a week. It’s been over two years since Jurassic 5’s second album, “Quality Control.” Maintaining their “old-school” style, Jurassic 5 has produced yet another flavorful album entitled “Power in Numbers.” This album will definitely be another hit with the underground and will probably be J5’s breakthrough into the
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mainstream led by their first single, “What’s Golden.” “What’s Golden” has already hit the airwaves getting regular airplay on radio and television. However, this is definitely not the average one-good-track album. Like their two previous albums, “Power in Numbers” contains a smooth funky flow to listen to from start to finish. Chali 2na, Mark 7even, Zaakir, Akil, along with DJs, Cut Chemist and Nu-Mark, are anything but new to the hip-hop industry. “Power in Numbers” may be the boost they are looking for to gain recognition for the talent that they have been displaying since 1993. What started off as two separate crews, Rebels of Rhythm and Unity Committee, became Jurassic 5 after a collaboration that united the two groups. J5 debuted in 1995 with their first single, “Unified Rebelution.” Touring and performing amongst some of hip-hop’s greatest, as well as headlining their own tours,
Jurassic 5 has earned a large following and built themselves to become a recognized name to fans of the underground. Their debut EP and follow-up, “Quality Control,” has allowed J5 to move up in the hiphop industry. “Power in Numbers” contains the upbeat rhythms and masterful lyrical content that will help J5 to climb to the next rung. Jurassic 5 seems to have a tendency of using instrumental sounds that are unordinary in hip-hop beats. This is evident in “If You Only Knew” and “Remember His Name” where flute-laced beats are featured that add a bit of funk to groove to. “What’s Golden” and “Thin Line,” a track featuring Nelly Furtado, contains beats focused on the bass so you can obtain that chill, nodyour-head feel. The entire album exposes J5’s unique abilities and sound. The golden sound of “Power in Numbers” is astounding. As a whole, J5 seems to have that right combination of emcees whose unique voices compliment the entire
group and makes everything flow so well. With “Power in Numbers” Jurassic 5’s old-school sound will once again “take you back to the concrete streets” with their “original beats and real live emcees.” Jurassic 5 has preserved their oldschool sound and dropped another album that will give the underground fans what they want. With continued exposure within in the mainstream, “Power in Numbers” has the potential to take Jurassic 5 to heights they have not yet experienced. The underground following is sure to pick up on this album and for those who are new to Jurassic 5’s sound, they will also be able to enjoy and experience what J5 has to offer. Jurassic 5 has definitely proven that with their four emcees and two DJs that there is “Power in Numbers.”
Cultural Hub Promotes Regional Gastronomy Camaraderie By Margie Rivera
Daily Titan Staff Writer As soon as you walk through El Fortin’s door, the sensory overload strikes you. Folk music and the enticing aroma of Oaxacan food captivate your senses and make you wonder if you are in Orange County. A parade of compatriots stops at this restaurant at different hours of the day to dine, socialize and reminisce about the good old memories of the beloved homeland embedded in their hearts and minds. Many are from different villages and speak various dialects, but when they mingle here, the language becomes universal. The sentiment of “estar en casa,” or being home, reigns, forcing nostalgia to flee. Oaxaca (pronounced wah-HAH-kah) is located in the southern part of Mexico. Its population is comprised of
17 ethnic groups who speak about 200 indigenous dialects throughout the state. According to the Organization of the Indigenous People of Oaxaca, more than half a million Oaxacans have relocated to California over the years to improve their economic status. “I’m here because of the sliding economy in Mexico,” said Teo Vasquez, 35, who left his native Oaxaca six years ago and has been dropping by El Fortin ever since its doors opened on Commonwealth Avenue in 1999. “I love this restaurant because I can identify with my roots,” Vasquez said. “The flavorful dishes and the interaction with my own people make me feel part of a family and not like an immigrant.” Since day one, the authentic culinary arts and hospitable atmosphere have evoked the origins of the owner Mario Ramírez of San Felipe, Etla, Oaxaca.
Fullerton’s El Fortin caters exclusive native delicacies.
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extended family. Ramírez, a long-time California resident, was His aunts are the chefs. His nieces are aware of the growing Oaxacan population in Orange County and decided the waitresses and servers. to help out his community. “I have a bi-monthly meet“I had a definite idea ing with them to discuss about the food I wanted how we’re doing,” to cater,” he said. “It Ramírez said. “It’s was the sort of delimore like fellowcacies we loved to ship than a busieat back home.” ness talk because However we always end El Fortin also up chatting serves as a about Oaxaca friendly local over coffee.” meeting Under the place to hang same roof, out and meet he has also other compamanaged to triots. provide extra It has a services to simple, casual his clientele interior decoby transportrated with five ing money and posters of popular packages between tourist attractions natives here and there on walls that resound and by selling ethnic folk with noise and laughter, music cassettes and videoand small tables draped with tapes of traditional festivals and vibrant colored-square blankets movies. remind some of the patrons of their Arcadio Santiago, 19, is satisfied with heritage. the courier services because he sends MARGIE RIVERA/Daily Titan “About 70 percent of regulars are from money to his family on a regular basis. Oaxaca,” Ramírez said. “Mexicans from “Every time Mario returns from Oaxaca, A classic Oaxacan platter. other states, people from Latin America he fills me up with the latest gossip and and Caucasians make up the rest.” news from my town,” Santiago said. “I The word has spread about the uniqueness of the locale feel more comfortable here than in any other restaurant and the weekends get inarguably packed and busy. Hostess Leticia Ramírez, who has been working for her because it resembles home, indeed.” Because Oaxacans have thrived to keep the rich, ancient uncle Mario for the past three years, said that large groups of people come either to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries cultures in their everyday lives for generations, Mexico still has one of the largest, preserved indigenous cultures in the and family reunions or to just unwind and kick back. “The food is authentic because we fly in all the ingre- Mesoamerican world. dients from home, the prices are affordable and the atmo“El Fortin is a dream come true,” said Vasquez, while sphere is familiar,” she said. “What else can our people savoring an appetizing mole dish. “It’s like having a little ask for?” piece of Oaxaca right here in Fullerton.” Ramírez’ main goal to serve and help out his fellow villagers has been achieved with the assistance of his devoted
Thrusday, November 7, 2002
CSUF Shoots and Scores
nHOCKEY: New club attempts to eventually be recognized as an NCAA team by playing the sport that they love
nTITANS: Men’s foil team wins every bout and women lose only three in Saturday meet By Eugene Park
Daily Titan Staff Writer
By Christina Guerrero
Daily Titan Asst. News Editor It is a rare occasion to see pachyderms playing on the ice. It’s even odder to think that they could do so with skill. However, the new Titan Ice Hockey Club started their year off effectively after winning their first game against UC Irvine, 5-1, last month. “[It’s] surprising how well we did,” said senior finance major Jason Cosico, who plays leftwing. “I didn’t think we were gonna do as good as we did. We skated pretty well with a few penalties here and there.” Although penalties are not a major problem for this year’s team, the Titan Hockey Club has had a history of rough play, which left them with a bad reputation that they are trying to erase. “We’re more disciplined than the team from two years ago,” Cosico said. “We get into little chippy stuff, but we don’t get down and dirty like we used to. We kinda got in a few fights and the other teams thought we were pretty dirty, but we just didn’t back down.” Senior business management major and Titan Hockey Club President Chad McLain also differentiates this years team with the team from two years ago. “We have no ties with the team as of two years ago, which is good because this team actually has skill and the ability to be a team worth recognizing at Cal State Fullerton,” McLain said. Saturday they lost their second game, 9-12, against West Los Angeles City College due to the absence of one of their two top
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CSUF played their first hockey game as a club at Anaheim Glacial Gardens Ice Arena on October 14. defensive linemen, McLain said. The long-term goal for the Titan Yorba Linda as their home rink, but The Titan Hockey Club meets Hockey Club is to become a NCAA they travel to away games located three to four times a week for games sanctioned team, but McLain said in Culver City, Lakewood, Anaheim and practices, which consist of con- short-term goals include providing and Northern Arizona University. According to McLain, when the ditioning on and off the ice, but their strong competition, having a good team’s games start picking up, they success also comes from game-time time and building a fan base. experience and not just practice. Junior business major Bill plan on charging $2 to $4 with stu“All of us more or less played club Wackerman, who plays defense, said, dent identification for admission to hockey and have only been ‘aged out’ “We want fan support because there’s future games. no more than two or three years,” a lot of costs involved. It’s a fun “There’s a lot of good talent in Cosico said, referring to the age exciting sport [and] we want a lot of Southern California and we feel we restrictions on club hockey teams. people to come check it out [so] we can be competitive with some other The 18-member team is made up can raise funds. Some schools have schools out there,” Wackerman said. of faculty and students, who must scholarships and recruit talent and we With the popularity of ice hockey carry nine units and hold a 2.0 GPA, want [to do] that.” growing in Orange County, local comMcLain said. They were recently The club’s previous sponsors were petition might not be so far away. recognized as an official sports club National Pool Tile and Home Owner “Within the last 7 to10 years we’ve by the Sports Club Interclub Council, Construction, but the rest of the fund- seen about eight new rinks,” McLain which will allow them to receive ing came from the players’ own pock- said. “Since the Ducks came to town funds from the Associated Students, ets, McLain said. it’s gotten really big.” Inc. finance board. The club claims the Ice Palace in
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Cal State Fullerton fencers made another impressive showing at the Intercollegiate Fencing Conference of Southern California, with many first-time tournament competitors yielding good results. Held at the California Institute of Technology, various Southern California universities competed. University of California Irvine, UCLA, University of Southern California and UC Santa Barbara were all in attendance, along with CSUF. Men’s and women’s foil fenced a near flawless record, with the women losing three bouts against USC. Men’s epee lost against USC with five losses, but the overall team was victorious with 20 wins and seven losses. UCI and UCLA both fell under the blade with 22 wins and 5 losses, while UCSB lost with only three wins, and the women sweeping them with zero losses. Individually, six of the seven men competing pulled through with 12 wins and no losses, while first time team competitor Levi Ash fenced impressively with eight wins and only four losses. The women’s team also had four fencers with 12 wins and no losses. “They made such a strong showing,” said assistant coach Michael Hinojos. “All of foil was strong. We’re good, but it’s still surprising to perform so well.” The Caltech tournament was Heather Alojado’s first team competition. She said it felt wonderful to perform so well, and proved it with 10 wins and two losses. “I couldn’t believe how well I did,” said Alojado, who fences foil. “The last two matches, the ones I lost, [the fencers] were really skilled. You can tell they’ve been doing it
for years.” Alojado, who was a wrestler in high school for seven years, said she needed to improve her skills. “I need to improve on my close encounter attacks,” said Alojado, a sophomore and kinesiology major. “I can only get my targets from far away. As a wrestler, it’s really hard not to have any physical contact with my opponent, so I’m trying to control that.” Hinojos was impressed by Alojado’s first meet. “She was nicely aggressive and strong,” Hinojos said. “She really went in there, and it was a really good showing.” Ash, a saber fencer, also competed for the first time in a team meet. He said his teammates are really supportive of him. “I was pretty proud of myself. I could’ve done better,” said Ash, a sophomore and kinesiology major. “I’m just starting to learn to read other fencers, how they’re going to react.” Ash, a right-handed fencer, has difficulties with left-handed competitors. He also said he needs to work on his distancing and footwork. Melissa Levengood, an epee fencer, had 12 wins and no losses. She said foil team captains Christy Stewart and Roland Breden are good teachers. “This win looks really good for the team,” Levengood said. Head coach Heizaburo Okawa is proud of the team, but the real worrisome tournaments are yet to come. “I’m not too concerned about the last meet,” Okawa said. “We have to watch out for UC San Diego, they’re very good.” Hinojos said now is the time to start looking out for schools competing for national championships, but otherwise the team is confident that they will continue their winning streak. This weekend, the team will be flying out to Greeneville, South Carolina to compete in the North American Cup Junior division. The team will then face UC San Diego and Caltech on Nov. 16.