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Newspaper delays production due to unauthorized access By COURTNEY BETH PUGATCH Daily Titan Staff
CSUF men’s soccer team receives new foreign blood, two lead as team’s top offensive players 6
Opinion Students give their input on how well the Governator is doing in California 4
News Students look for new ways to keep their skin tanned as summer comes to a close 3
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The Telecaster, one of local legend Leo Fender’s designs, was first introduced to rock ‘n’ roll in 1951.
Local Fender fans unaware of exhibit Curator curious of lack of interest, low turnout for display By CHISATO KANEGAE Daily Titan Staff
Rock ʼnʼ roll fans, guitar players and the like may be quite familiar with the name Fender. With so many Cal State Fullerton students and young adults familiar with the name, it is uncertain why so many of them do not know that a local museum is honoring the founder of the music instruments corporation, Leo Fender. The Fullerton Museum Center currently has a display titled
“Sound Ideas: Leo Fenderʼs Patents, 1943-1991.” Fender has currently become the center of attention, especially now with a Leo Fender Gallery under construction. “[They donʼt know] because they havenʼt been to the museum,” said Richard Smith, Fullerton Museum Center curator. “Or they havenʼt read the literature we put out. We have a limited budget. But then most museums have limited budgets.” The yearlong display has had a few people walk by, but the museum doesnʼt have a formal count on the exhibitʼs visitors. “Quite a few people pass through because we have a Thursday night market,” Smith said. “Itʼs not part of any [tick-
eted] exhibit, so thereʼs no way of keeping track of it.” Charles D. Tumlinson, associate director of music and director of jazz studies, said he is not sure why students who are fans of Fender guitars do not know how close they are to Fenderʼs beginnings. “I wonder if it just has to do with the general disconnect we have with our history,” Tumlinson said. “Here we are, the university, and [it] being closer than anything else to the Fender guitar plant. And weʼre not even aware of it.” For a well-known company with bands using its products, Tumlinson said itʼs easy to not FENDER 3
A Romanian hacker infiltrated through several firewalls of the Daily Titanʼs newsroom server Sunday evening, affecting other campus servers and impeding newspaper production for Monday and Tuesdayʼs editions. Daily Titan personnel, including those in the advertising office, could not access several e-mail accounts. The accounts held information including press releases, stories and correspondence between editors and reporters. Cal State Fullertonʼs Information Technology Department traced the hackerʼs IP address to Romania. “The computers in the newsroom are networked. When one computer gets hacked or accessed in an inappropriate matter, more than likely all other systems will be affected,” said George McCalmon of the CSUF IT Department. Shane Dixon, a Tech Room
Campus running at max capacity Enrollment numbers continue to increase, CSUF accommodates By KAMILLA MARUFY
Diva gives Feng Shui advice Ancient practice of Earthʼs energy claims to improve academics By JENNY STAR LOR Daily Titan Staff
With the semester well underway, students should already be in serious mode. While some students remain on top of the ball with homework and reading assignments, others struggle behind. Struggling students can change their academic fate by simply moving their bedroom furniture, according to Feng Shui Diva, Holistic
Practitioner Robyn Bentleyʼs Web site. Inspired to try out the ancient practice after reading a book, Bentley has been an avid believer in the art of Feng Shui for 10 years. Feng Shui is the 4,000-year-old Chinese and Tibetan practice of positioning oneʼs furniture - such as their bed or desk - to be in conjunction with the earthʼs energy. An individual does this to be in balance with the forces of nature, according to Feng Shui Diva. In order for their living space to be in sync with the earthʼs energy, or “chi,” the individualʼs fu wei - their wisdom direction - is very important.
Eating, sleeping key to lower stress levels Campus nutritionist advises students to strike healthy balance By ANNE CHANTHAVONG For the Daily Titan
With midterms around the corner, stress levels among Cal State Fullerton students are on the rise. Stress is difficult to manage if youʼre juggling five or more classes, work, family, membership in university clubs or organizations and other responsibilities. However, if youʼre not getting enough sleep, exercise or eating right, it makes it much more unbearable. If students can eat right, in addition to getting enough sleep, then it will allow them to be more focused in school and other areas of their lives.
“The two best stress-busters are cutting back on refined sugars and regular exercise,” said Ada Schulz, nutritionist and wellness health educator at CSUF. Unhealthy eating, lack of eating, lack of sleep and minimal exercise are common among CSUF students. Schulz and professor of kinesiology and health promotion Carol Weinmann admit college students prove this trend to be true. Senior Darcey Johnston knows first-hand how the right amount of sleep and proper nutrition can affect her stress level. During the week, Johnston gets about six hours of sleep per night. “I always eat breakfast and after school I go straight to work so Iʼll grab a snack or fast food,” Johnston said. “Or I donʼt eat at STRESS 2
Once their fu wei is revealed, students can study or sleep with their head towards the direction of their wisdom to ensure academic success. Bentley proved this theory a couple years ago with one of her clients, a high school junior doing poorly in academics. “His bedroom was never changed,” Bentley said. “But after we moved his bed to his fu wei direction, it made a substantial difference in school.” Some students, however, are skeptical. “It sounds too superstitious,” FENG SHUI 3
employee who specializes in managing the Daily Titanʼs computers, diagnosed and solved the problem. The hacker, using Zombie computers, was only able to access e-mail addresses. “Zombie computers simply attack a computer and try to make it unavailable to the user,” said Allen Hall of the CSUF Computer Science Department. “When that specific computer is unavailable, the Zombie computers will often try to install software onto the system that will then try to create other Zombie computers.” The Daily Titan noticed the problem before most of the computers were accessed and only selected e-mail addresses were frozen. Dixon locked each account and reset passwords using a more complex combination of letters and numbers. “The hacker or hackers didnʼt do anything malicious to the computers,” Dixon said. “Nothing was compromised, and the lesson learned here is to not use easy passwords which can allow hackers easy access into the system. Creating an e-mail address with a matching password leaves the user open to this sort of action.”
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With a 7 percent enrollment increase this year, Cal State Fullerton has almost reached its max capacity and urging room for expanision to meet the demands. Enrollment has increased to 35,082 students, according to the data complied by the offices of Admissions and Records, and Institutional Research and Analytical Studies at CSUF. In Fall 2004, the campus population – which includes freshmen, returning students, transfer students and international students – totaled 32,744. Ephraim Smith, vice president of Academic Affairs, expects the numbers to continue to rise with CSUF receiving over 43,000 applications this fall. “Space is a challenge and we
are near capacity,” Smith said. “We will expand in the future in order to accommodate more students.” For instance, CSUF has only one building at the Irvine Campus which limits enrollment, Smith said About 1,000 students take classes only at the Irvine Campus. Enrollment, although, has been increasing for several years due to universityʼs rankings and the number of classes it has to offer, he said. “The maximum number of students that we can accommodate has grown over the years, in part because of the form of [the] delivery of instruction has changed,” said Paula Selleck, news director of CSUF public affairs. Students prefer to take classes when it is convenient for them and CSUF offers more classes to accommodate working students, Selleck said. In order to accommodate all applicants, the university needs more funds from the state and more space. The state allocates funds based ENROLLMENT 3
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Members of the Cal State Fullerton Phi Kappa Tau fraternity compete with members of Pi Kappa Phi in a game of flag football outside the Titan Gym on Tuesday.
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No. 2 leader of al-Qaida killed in Iraq BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraqi and U.S. forces claimed a major blow against one of the countryʼs deadliest insurgent groups Tuesday, saying they killed the No. 2 leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. He masterminded a brutal escalation in suicide bombings that claimed nearly 700 lives in Baghdad since April. The attacks also wounded 1,500 in the capital, according to an Associated Press tally.
Sept. 28 to 29: Take a guided tour through various haunted digs in Fullerton. Explore the Plummer Auditorium, the basement hallways of the Fullerton Police Department and other scary haunts. Cost is $12. For more information, contact the Fullerton Museum Center.
Nation Brown shifts blame for Katrina response WASHINGTON – A combative Michael Brown blamed the Louisiana governor, the New Orleans mayor and even the Bush White House that appointed him for the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina in a fiery appearance Tuesday before Congress. In response, lawmakers alternately lambasted and mocked the former FEMA director. House membersʼ scorching treatment of Brown, in a hearing stretching nearly 6 1/2 hours, underscored how he has become an emblem of the deaths, lingering floods and stranded survivors after the Aug. 29 storm. Brown resigned Sept. 12 after being relieved of his onsite command of the Federal Emergency Management Agencyʼs response effort three days earlier.
Leader of New Orleans police resigns
NEW ORLEANS – Police Superintendent Eddie Compass resigned Tuesday after four turbulent weeks in which the police force was wracked by desertions and disorganization in Hurricane Katrinaʼs aftermath. “I served this department for 26 years and have taken it through some of the toughest times of its history. Every man in a leadership position must know when itʼs time to hand over the reins,” Compass said at a news conference. “Iʼll be going on in another direction that God has for me.”
Soldier gets three years in abuse case
FORT HOOD, Texas – Army Pfc. Lynndie England, who said she was only trying to please her soldier boyfriend when she took part in detainee abuse at Iraqʼs Abu Ghraib prison, was sentenced late Tuesday to three years behind bars. Englandʼs sentencing wrapped up the last of nine courts-martial of low-level soldiers charged in the abuse scandal, which severely damaged Americaʼs image in the Muslim world and tarnished the U.S. military at home and abroad.
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M.E.Ch.A. sells tacos in the Quad at Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday in efforts to raise money for their club.
Sept. 25 1789: The U.S. Congress approved the 12 amendments to the Constitution. Ten of the 12 eventually became ratified in 1791 to form the Bill of Rights. 1957: Protected by the National Guard, nine blacks attended Central High School in Little Rock, Ark. Sept. 26 1789: George Washington appointed John Jay who became the first Supreme Court Chief Justice. Thomas Jefferson was also
Police ask for help solving 40 robberies ANAHEIM – Police sought the publicʼs help Tuesday in nabbing suspects behind as many as 40 hotel robberies in at least 26 Southern California cities. During one holdup, robbers used a luggage cart to haul the hotel safe away, Anaheim police Capt. Charlie Chavez said. In another, one man saw his picture on a wanted poster and told the clerk, “ʼThatʼs me!ʼ” Chavez said. “Theyʼre pretty brazen,” Chavez said at a news conference where he showed reporters video surveillance clips. “They donʼt bother covering up at all.” Authorities are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to arrests. The robberies were committed at mid-sized hotels from Bakersfield to San Diego during the past six months. The most recent was Sept. 21. Chavez said the men usually strike on Sundays and Tuesdays between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. Reports compiled from The Associated Press
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all. Sometimes thereʼs no time for eating, unfortunately.” Some students, such as Sabrina Rogers, have back-to-back classes and then work right after school so it makes it difficult to find the time to eat. Rogers works at the Titan Shops and said that she eats only one real meal per day. Schulz has a tip for students who may feel that they do not have time to eat. “Eat small amounts every four hours, if possible, rather than skipping meals,” Schulz said. Students should go to their local grocery store and buy healthy snacks such as yogurt, dried fruit, nuts, string cheese or whole-wheat
Sept. 27 1964: The Warren Commission released its report, finding that President John F. Kennedyʼs assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, acted alone. 1996: The Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist movement and group, captured Kabul, Afghanistan. Sept. 28 1941: Boston Red Sox outfielder crackers and bring them to school, Schulz said. Students can eat right and still stay on a student budget. Students should buy food like carrots or celery in bigger portions and bring small amounts to school through a span of days to save money, Weinmann said. Johnston does feel that eating right and getting enough sleep helps lower her stress levels, she said “On the weekends, when I do have time to eat, Iʼm a calmer person and I can focus more,” the child and adolescent studies major said. Not eating right puts a stress on our bodies and minds, which does not allow us to function properly, according to Medline Plus, a government health information Web site.
Ted Williams finished the season with a .406 batting average, hitting 6-for-8 at bat. Sept 29 1988: Two years after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, the United States space shuttle Discovery was launched. Sept 30 1927: New York Yankees outfielder Babe Ruth hits his 60th homerun of the season. This record would last until 1961. 1955: Starring in only three motion pictures, Actor James Dean dies in a car accident in California. He was 24. Compiled from Encarta.msn.com
Eating right gives students a source of energy to get through classes but will not work if students do not get enough sleep. “I try to get in as much sleep as I can so I donʼt have time to eat breakfast,” Rogers said. A useful tip is to condition your body to sleep at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning, including weekends, according to an excerpt from the American Medical Associationʼs Family Medical Guide 4th edition online. Stress cannot disappear, but students have the ability to manage their stress effectively. “The only reason you have stress is because of your own perception,” Weinmann said. “If you donʼt get enough sleep or rest, you get a negative perception and you get stressed.”
appointed as the first secretary of state. 1960: The first televised presidential debate between Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican Vice President Richard Nixon took place in Chicago.
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Tanners compare pros and cons of salons Students no longer need the sun to maintain their summer glow, artificial methods are now becoming more popular with students By ELIZABETH SIMOES For the Daily Titan
With summer over and school in session, some students might worry about losing their golden tans. However, students can prevent pasty skin days by using alternative tanning methods. Tanning salons have been on the rise and make about $5 billion a year – proof of the industryʼs demand. About 30 million people – teenagers make up 20 percent of that – visit tanning salons each year, according to the Indoor Tanning Association, a trade group of tanning salon owners, makers and distributors. “I do [tan] in the spring, so I donʼt burn too much in the summer,” said Jackie Juetten, an undeclared Cal State Fullerton student. She also tans throughout the fall and winter months to help keep her tan. At the age of 17, Juetten visited a Glendora tanning salon for the first time in order to get color for a high school dance. She visited so often that she now works there. “People think they look better with a tan and feel better about themselves,” said Juetten. She also believes that tanned skin is an attractive quality, she said. Most Americans share her opinion and believe that they look better and healthier with a tan, according to an American Academy of Dermatology survey. Liberal studies major Neil Oda thinks that looking good means being tan – just as long as it does not come from a tanning salon, he said. “They are just another way to make money,” Oda said. “Are they even sanitary?” Whether or not tanned skin is attractive, tanning salons have pros
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human service major Debra Valentine said. “I wouldnʼt want to set myself up and have it be too much to handle.” Other students seem up for the idea, such as Amy Calub, a liberal studies major, who thinks its possible and will give it a try. Senior liberal studies major,
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look at local impacts on history. “I donʼt know if itʼs a tendency to [not] realize the heritage thatʼs right under your nose,” Tumlinson said. “Not only is the museum there, which is downtown, but the site of the original Fender guitar manufacturing plant is closer to the campus.” CSUF student Susana Zepeda, a psychology major, said she would like to visit the exhibit, even though she personally doesnʼt have an interest in the guitars. “I like all that type of stuff,” Zepeda said about seeing guitars and other Fender information on display. Zepeda, who is a fan of rock
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on the number of full-time students – who must take 15 units of course work. The fall full-time equivalent student count increased to 25,010 from last Fall 2004ʼs total of 24,142. Transfer students and students returning after taking time off make up 12 percent of the population. First-time freshmen make up another 12 percent. However, students have mixed reactions to the increase of students. While ASI President Mona Mohammadi said she is excited to see the increase in enrollment, Assad Azizian is not. Azizian chooses not to drive to school and studies at the Pollak Library while waiting for his ride to pick him up. “The increase in enrollment shows because you can never find parking here,” he said.
and cons. There are many benefits to indoor tanning, said Peggy Atrman, who works at a Garden Grove tanning salon. “Most of my customers come in to get a base tan before going into the sun,” Atrman said. “Itʼs a slow process in a controlled environment, so you donʼt burn.” Atrmanʼs clientele ranges from ages 18-40, with 75 percent being female. Additional indoor tanning benefits include helping to clear up skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. In addition, indoor tanning could act as an anti-depressant and stop sadness associated with gloomy weather in winter months. The UV rays can allegedly help those suffering from winter blues by helping people feel good and raise their spirits, she said. The Web site for Hollywood Tans, a popular tanning salon, claims that indoor tanning can help with body weight, as sunlight activates the thyroid gland, which increases metabolism. The Web site claims that indoor tanning lowers levels of adrenaline and releases endorphins. Indoor tanning can also allegedly clear acne. However, a report from the World Health Organization states that tanning salons are no safer than outdoor tanning, and some even release UV rays that are stronger than that of the sun. “In my opinion, outdoor tanning is not controlled, so you donʼt know what you are getting and you can still burn even if its cloudy,” Atrman said. “Indoor tanning is specifically customized for an individualʼs skin type. Youʼre only in for a set amount of time and beds have different levels so you can control the rays and exposure.” Although tanning salons do prevent sunburns, the risk of getting
The tanning salon industry makes about $5 billion a year providing its 30 million clients – 20 percent of whom are teenagers – with pseudo-sun. skin cancer is the same. This year 11,000 Americans will die of skin cancer and 1 million new cases will be diagnosed, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. About 96,000 of those cases will be melanoma, the most serious and deadliest type of skin cancer. Americaʼs white population has the greatest risk, with 1-in-70 people at risk of getting melanoma - the most common
Christie Smith, agrees. “I think it could be used to suit what would work best for me,” she said. But what works best for people nowadays is to not fall into the notion of quick and easy. The type of Feng Shui introduced to the West caters to simplicity and convenience, Bentley said. “The easiest isnʼt the most accurate,” Bentley said. Feng shui helps people balance
their energy with the different variables presented in life. People use it to help better the flow of their lives, she said. Of course other variables, such as getting good grades, need to be taken into consideration, Bentley said. Feng Shui can help improve the energy flow of a studentʼs academic life, but ultimately, the student needs to take initiative to utilize different problem solving tools to better their studies.
music, said she has some knowledge of Fender guitars from going to concerts and seeing the bands using them. “I go to a lot of live shows,” Zepeda said. “I know a lot of people in bands who also play locally. My boyfriend has one too.” With those who are interested in seeing the exhibit, there are also those who are not turned on by it. Second-year student Helen Hoang said she listens to rock music but is not particularly interested in seeing the display at the museum. “Iʼm not really into guitars,” Hoang said. The museum display is geared more towards people who play instruments than people who are just music listeners, she said. The lack of news spreading to
the CSUF campus may be the result for the small number of students realizing that a Fender exhibit exists. With the limited budget the museum has, it will take students to go to the museum and see whatʼs happening, Smith said. Fender, a Fullerton native, began his business in 1938 when he opened a radio repair shop in downtown Fullerton. This expanded to the making of the Fender Electric Instrument Company, where he perfected the electric guitar. “The Fender guitar is so integral to music history,” Tumlinson said. “And it came right out of Fullerton.” The current Fender exhibit will continue to show until April 2006 when another exhibit will take over its place at that time, Smith said.
cancer for women ages 25 to 29. Lately, some statistics show a correlation between indoor tanning and skin cancer. Users of indoor tanning equipment were found to have up to 2.5 times the risk of skin cancer, according to a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2002. Given these dangers, the government has stepped in to help protect the youth from the dangers of tan-
ning salons. Teens between the ages of 14 and 18 must get a parent or guardianʼs written consent. “[I know] you can get skin cancer like melanoma,” Juetten said. “There are some serious risks. There are a lot of risks to your eyes if you donʼt wear goggles.” Jutten admits that some of the risks make tanning salons not worth it, she said. For the safest way to have a tan
glow in the fall and winter months, Atrman recommends sunless tanners that can be purchased at drugstores or spray tans which are available in many tanning salons. Spray tans last for about a week and can be a bit more costly. In addition, she stressed the importance of seeing a dermatologist every six months to check moles and make sure they do not become cancerous.
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Professors: Don’t patronize us In the court of academic laziness, college students are definitely guilty until proven innocent. Weʼve all been there and done that at Cal State Fullerton: Ignoring a $70 textbook to study free Blackboard notes; writing a paper two hours before itʼs due; lying about printer problems; being satisfied if we “just pass the class.” And each time we get what we pray for – a passing grade, a check-plus – we promise ourselves to never, ever procrastinate again, only to make the same mistake next week. And the week after that. And after that. Unfortunately, academic apathy is a problem that plagues college students all over America. But the issue goes beyond lethargic learners, ones who only care about making money after graduation or crashing the next keg party. The bigger problem is that professors accept this mediocrity. Maybe instructors want to win an imaginary popularity contest where students are the judges; or maybe they really donʼt care whether we actually learn anything. Whatever the reason, professors hand out As and Bs like theyʼre candy; create exams filled with easy multi-
ple-choice questions instead of ones that require more application and analyzation; and bore us with lectures straight from the textbook. Consequentially, people graduate with honors and fail in the real workforce or have substandard writing, communication, reading and analytical skills, as many employers can attest to. Much can be said for our societyʼs obsession with the destination, but not the journey, the achievement and the praise but not the hard work. And yes, students should be blamed for falling prey to this negative attitude since most of us are mature enough to know that life is what we make of it. But still, college professors – scholars of higher academia with years of schooling and work experience – are the ones we turn to for guidance and for example. So to the leaders of CSUF: Donʼt fail us. Challenge us to do and be better than yesterday. Inspire us to want to learn more than what our majors require. Donʼt patronize our intelligence. By allowing us to turn in subpar work or by lowering standards, you are guilty of laziness and apathy – just like the rest of us.
Editorial Board Julie Kim, Opinion Editor Nicole M. Smith, Executive Editor Kim Orr, Managing Editor In deference to the paradigm established by venerable Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, unsigned Titan Editorials strive to represent the general will of the Daily Titan editorial board and do not necessarily reflect the view of the university.
“I think heʼs doing a good job. Ever since heʼs been governor, everything seems to be fine with Fullerton and California.”
“I am in the field to become a teacher and he is not helping the education realm as far as financial support.”
“Based on what the media is saying about the teachers, I donʼt think heʼs done a good job. Itʼs media propaganda, but I still donʼt think heʼs doing well.”
“He hasnʼt kept his promise to the students. The only thing heʼs done is lower some of the car taxes.”
“I guess he has done a good job, but there are certain areas where heʼs lacking – [like] the new propositions with the workers.”
–Brett Pill senior, business
–Randi Clary senior, liberal studies
–Ryan Fields freshman, psychology
–Cuby Vantich junior, English
–Ana Martinez sophomore, child and adolescent studies
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ʻEquatismʼ embraces differences Jeff cares
Friends, I feel like weʼve gotten to know each other a bit over these weeks together, and I feel compelled to offer you a unique Jeff Klima perspective. Daily Titan Columnist No, it isnʼt Tupperware or Scientology, but what is these days? No, friends. What I am talking about is “equatism.” Have you ever heard of equatism? If you are nodding your head “yes,” youʼre lying because I just made it up. Of course, if you said “yes” earlier, youʼre also now saying, “No, I swear. My uncleʼs buddy is an equatist.” And I am reiterating that youʼre a liar and your uncleʼs “friend” is a liar. In fact, I know
your uncle – and he doesnʼt have any friends. So you lied about that, too. “Equatism,” for those of you who are honest, is based on the idea of racial profiling. This sounds a bit controversial, sure, and I guess it is because I am asking you to be honest with yourself – something that is not always easy. But you have proven yourself honest enough if youʼve made it this far. And if you were only pretending to be honest? Well, I like the cut of your jib, and you can also keep reading. Quite simply, an equatist is one who recognizes that racial differences exist between groups and cultures but is cool with that notion. Basically, as an equatist, I realize that not all people are created equal, but so what? Most black people can run faster than most Asian people, but Asian people – as a whole – seem to be much smarter and more industrious than pretty much every-
one. As an equatist, I recognize that an all-star WNBA team will never be pit against an all-star NBA team because I think we all know who would win – by a lot. Remember: Before you get all huffy and start writing stupid letters, I asked you to be honest with yourself. Equatism is the ultimate in equality because equatism asks people to look past the stereotypes and labels that they get hung up on. Remember all the hubbub that was stirred up around Tiger Woods winning the Masters and Fuzzy Zoeller making a comment about the Masters dinner selection being fried chicken? As an equatist, I am free to admit that black people clearly like fried chicken because heavily Afro-centric communities have tons of fried chicken joints – and I mean tons. I know “the man” didnʼt open up an inordinate number of fried
chicken restaurants just to perpetuate the stereotype. While it wasnʼt a nice remark for Fuzzy to make, much less politically correct, it also wasnʼt exactly “off the cuff.” Black people like fried chicken; white people wish they were black people; and most every culture unfairly dumps on Mexicans. It is the equatist standpoint that says we all make fun of each other. Let us unite in the knowledge that we are alike in that we all have differences. Maybe as equatists, we can all carpool down the highway of life together. Just donʼt let the Asian lady drive. Jeff Klima is a Cal State Fullerton senior, majoring in communications and radio-TV-film. His column appears every Wednesday in the Daily Titan. To contact him, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
United States under obligation to offer assistance to Third World By DANIELLE LOPEZ For the Daily Titan
It seeped into the homes of the sleeping poor, waking them with a violent choke. Those who were not killed within a few days died slowly, some years after the fact that they were living with the painful defects inflicted by a poisonous gas. A deadly, noxious gas had slowly blanketed the city of Bhopal, India from the American-owned Union Carbide (UCC) chemical plant on Dec. 3, 1984. Almost 21 years later, the company has still not cleaned up the chemical factory that was initially made to provide better fertilization for agriculture. UCC and the Indian government, which did not wish to push the issue with the United States for fear of losing business,
settled upon an inadequate sum. Its current owner, Dow Chemical, refuses to assume any more responsibility. Often described as the worst industrial accident in history, Bhopal lives on in the memories of the thousands crippled by its effects. As new generations of people are growing up to know only a world of industrialization, we must educate them to know the purpose of development and the great responsibility that developed nations have in assisting the Third World. The reason behind development is to improve the lives of the poor and to provide jobs and a better livelihood. Third world nations, since before World War II, have been caught in a difficult stage of nationhood. Many
are desperately poor and in need of economic development. However, in order to achieve this much-needed development, they must turn to a developed country for their business. The third world nation becomes dependent on the first world nation for its development, its livelihood. This structure continues today among developing nations. First world nations, which possess the technical knowledge that the Third World needs for development, should be careful about how that knowledge is given. The Third World should not be left to develop without the proper precautions.
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Three lads having a ball
Englishmen relay their experiences on playing soccer in America, their first season playing for Fullerton and saying ʻcheerioʼ to the culture they know and love.
By JENNIFER BELLENDIR Daily Titan Staff
hey drink English tea instead of beer, enjoy a game of cricket more than baseball and when they speak with those accents, girls listen. Cal State Fullerton menʼs soccer has recruited three Englishmen this season – Arron Craggs, 23, Earl Alexander, 22, and Jason OʼConnor, 19. Alexander and OʼConnor were both recommended to the Fullerton soccer coaches. Alexander independently flew here last February to try out and OʼConnor made his first visit to Fullerton when he moved here in July. While playing at Judson College in Chicago, Craggs wanted to further his American experience by playing for a Division 1 soccer team. After trying out at Fullertonʼs evaluation camp, Craggs made the move to Fullerton. Titan Head Coach Al Mistri liked what he saw in the lads and offered them each a spot on the fall roster. “It took them a little while to get used to things, but they came well prepared,” Mistri said. The different climate was hard on them at first, he said. “The heat hit me hard,” Alexander, a senior, said. “Itʼs not really cold [in England]; itʼs just that a bad day here would be a good day in England.” Besides the weather, Craggs, Alexander and OʼConnor agree that they all miss their friends, families and the fish nʼ chips. “You miss the little things you take for granted when youʼre growing up there,” Craggs, a junior, said. “I havenʼt seen anyone from home since January, so itʼs nice to have the lads here, like Jason and Earl. It brings a little bit back as far as the memories from home.” But the English men say they are enjoying their time soaking up the sun in California and living the college experience. Trips to the mall are more enjoyable here because of the exchange rates; something that costs $20 here would be $40 in England. But the fashion here is much different from Englandʼs, Craggs said. “Everyone back home says California is the place to be, itʼs wicked,” OʼConnor said. “The college experience is a big deal over here; all the families want their kids to go to college and do well at a university, but back home itʼs nothing major.” The boys were surprised to find that the name of their signature sport wasnʼt the only difference they had to get used to in America. “Here soccer is about how strong you are
and how fit you are; it has nothing to do with technical ability,” Craggs said. “We just werenʼt brought up to play that way.” Craggs has coached soccer for the past couple years and makes the point that American kids and parents view soccer similarly to ice hockey or basketball. “They want to make the crowd cheer, so they just kick it toward the goal and think something is going to happen, but itʼs a game of chess, not
“ Because soccer is everything in Europe, they see it differently. They bring a passion and fire; they’re loud and intense. Plus, girls love their accents and that brings more of them around. Amir Shafii Fullerton defender
checkers,” Craggs said. OʼConnor added that playing in America does feel more like a basketball game because the teams constantly go end to end. Craggs was also surprised that a college team would travel as far as Penn State to play and that games would be aired on TV. “Here, you want people to come watch you so you can try to make it [professionally], but back home if you havenʼt made it to the professional leagues by the time youʼre in college, youʼre not going to make it,” Craggs said. Returning defender Amir Shafii enjoys the English playersʼ company for more than just their playing ability. “Because soccer is everything in Europe, they see it differently,” Shafii said. “They bring a passion and fire; theyʼre loud and intense. Plus, girls love their accents and that brings more of them around.” OʼConnor admits that his English accent gives him an advantage with the ladies. Being of African descent, Alexander said people are shocked when they hear him speak and realize he is different from them. It sparks more interest, Alexander said. The English boys also live with two Americans from the team, newcomer Bobby Armstrong and
returner German Moreno. Other than the rituals of afternoon tea and playing games of cricket, the Americans are also picking up on some English phrases, but only the bad ones. Swearing is the universal language; not that they swear, OʼConnor said. In return, the English men have adopted the phrases “big dog” and “big pimpin.” “The [American] lads are terrific in their own way,” Craggs said. “Obviously their culture is a lot different, but weʼre used to winding each other up all the time and you just canʼt get anything back from them.” Allen Chote of New Zealand was the only international student to join Fullertonʼs roster last year. “The team was really welcoming and accepting,” he said. “I was just like one of the boys immediately, and the team environment helped a lot.” Chote appreciates the foreign influence the new players bring to the team and joins them regularly for games of cricket. The Englishmen come offering lots of cultural influence, especially Craggs. “Thatʼs what Americans lack. They never get out of their own culture; they need to experience and learn how to interact with people,” Craggs said. “As much as you want to influence them with your culture, you donʼt want to go out heavy and hard, but they really donʼt see anyone elseʼs point of view than what theyʼve lived in.” Oʼ Connor is surprised at how prevalent house parties are in America. It may be because of the drinking-age difference. In England, everyone as young as 16 years old goes out, OʼConnor said. While most of the soccer team enjoys a beer or two after a victory - what some may call an American tradition - the Englishmen are a little more serious about their purpose here. “We didnʼt drink last night after winning and I think Iʼve drank one time since Iʼve been here,” Craggs said. They may not be down for the after-party, but they would like to see more of a party in the stands. “Weʼre all part of the same school and there is such a big stadium,” Craggs said. “I donʼt understand why people arenʼt going out of their way to go to the games and support their school.” Maybe that will change now that the Titans had their first victory last Friday against the Air Force Academy. The score was 3-2 with two of the goals belonging to Craggs and one to Alexander. It looks like the Englishmen are already leading the Titans to victory.
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Big West honors Titan as Player of the Week MENʼS SOCCER – Cal State Fullerton junior midfielder Arron Craggs was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday after his two-goal performance lifted the Titans to their first win of the season. The Judson College transfer and Yorkshire, England, matched the Titansʼ season offensive output all by himself against Air Force on Sept. 23. His first goal in the 33rd minute gave his side the early 2-1 lead, but it was his golden goal game-winner in the third minute of overtime that clinched Fullertonʼs first victory of the 2005 campaign. Craggs leads the team in scoring with his two goals and four points. Information provided courtesy of CSUF sports media relations on www.Fullertontitans.com
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Head Coach Al Mistri rallies his team after a loss earlier in the season. Coming off a 3-2 win against Air Force last weekend, both Mistri and his team are confident in playing against UC Davis.
Team looks to ride recent momentum Playersʼ return from injuries could boost Titans over Aggies
a run and prepare for conference play, which starts when the Titans play University of California, Santa Barbara on Oct. 5. “Especially coming off the By HENRY TRUC win, itʼs nice to know the team Daily Titan Copy Editor is here to back me up,” Brooks said. Fresh off their first win of the The Titanʼs uncharacteristic season, the Cal State Fullerton offensive display came as a menʼs soccer team is now look- result of Mistri and his coaching to carry that momentum ing staff readjusting the players over to their next match against and finding ways for them to UC Davis. produce more efficiently. The Titans (1-4-1) are “We changed it up, which going on the road to visit the makes a little difference. Itʼs Aggies (3-3-2) for their 4 p.m. nice to see us score some goals,” Wednesday match. said junior midfielder Arron “The biggest part of our Craggs, who was switched to preparation is forward and to get some scored two We need to carry [conditiongoals in the that momentum ing],” Titan Titanʼs last over to our next Head Coach match – one of Al Mistri said. them the gamegame and maybe “We play the winner. start a run. kind of schedThe Titans Earl Alexander ule that very are looking Fullerton midfielder few people do. to cash in on We need our more goals players healthy.” against the Aggies with their The players the Titans are new lineup. looking forward to coming back In addition to new strategies into the lineup are junior goal- comes a new attitude for the keeper Matt Cowan, sophomore team. defender Anthony Dedeaux and “We took a chance [against junior forward Eugene Brooks. Air Force]. Against previous Brooks, who the Titans have teams we didnʼt take those especially been waiting for to chances. We need to take them spark their offense, is likely to when they come,” said senior return for the match against UC midfielder Earl Alexander, who Davis. also scored a goal in the Air “Right now I have to do Force match. “We need to carry some tests and practice with the that momentum over to our next team,” Brooks said. “I will be game and maybe start a run.” back for sure against UNLV [on UC Davis and UNLV are Sunday].” the only two non-conference His return could not come at games Fullerton has left on a better time. their schedule. After displaying their best After that, the teamʼs wins offensive performance all sea- and losses will determine son to obtain their first win, Mistriʼs final season as one to the Titans are looking to make forget or one to remember.