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that they have a disease is if their partner tells them or they go to the doctor to get tested and not too many colleges students do that,” Koser said. When untreated, some STDs, such as syphilis, can be deadly. About 8,000 By ASHLEY MAJESKI cases of the disease were reported in Daily Titan Staff the United States last year, according to AP. Gonorrhea rates in the United States Mary Hermann, the director of Health have dropped to the lowest level record- Education and Promotion at CSUF, said ed since 1941. However, other sexually that the Health Center provides free transmitted diseases, such as Chlamydia STD screenings for students. and syphilis, are on the rise, especially They also hold classes three days a among gay men. week dealing with issues such as STD All three diseases are caused by bac- prevention and reproductive health. teria that is transmitted through sex Ashley Elliot, a student at Cal State and can cause a variety Long Beach, said sexually transmitted diseasof problems, including Know your partes are something that pain, blisters and future is definitely a problem reproductive problems. ner if your’re havon college campuses. According to the ing intercourse ... “Itʼs a big issue,” Associated Press, the It’s a great world, Elliot said. “One perChlamydia rate has but you’ve got to son gets it and then it risen about 6 percent be healthy. goes around.” since 2003. Syphilis, Koser said that a more rare sexually Kathy Koser Chlamydia is probably transmitted disease, has CSUF kinesiology chair the most common STD risen 81 percent since on college campuses, 2000. Though the reason for the rise is but sexually active persons should take unknown, some experts believe that precautions to protect against all STDs. While there are no ways to completeincreased risky sexual behavior and ly protect against the diseases, Koser lack of knowledge may be to blame. “The signs and symptoms are so recommends always using a condom minuscule that most people donʼt get when having intercourse. “College kids think itʼs not going to diagnosed,” said Kathy Koser, Cal State happen to them,” she said. “Know your Fullerton kinesiology chair. She said some men and women have partner if youʼre having intercourse and get tested. Itʼs a great world, but youʼve no symptoms of the diseases. “The only way someone would know got to be healthy.”
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Cadets Michael Kubota, left, watches David Wurbel clean an M16 after a hard days work which, included obstacle courses and repelling. See Introspect on pages 6 and 7.
L.A. Times photographer teaches Titans Mark Boster covered world events, now shares his experience By DANIELLE TORRICELLI Daily Titan Staff
Walking into a Newport Beach home during a society event, the Dalai Lama was just standing in the living room. For father, husband, photographer and Cal State Fullerton advanced photojournalism professor Mark Boster, seeing the Dalai Lama in
that living room was just one story to add to a lifetime of memorable experiences. And at 51 he has no plans to slow down. “Adapt or die,” Boster said is his personal motto. “You have to embrace the future … and enjoy what life throws at you,” Boster said. “Itʼs the way I live my life.” From orphans in Kosovo to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to the Super Bowl, Boster has photographed a variety of people and events. “I love photography,” Boster said. “Iʼm amazed that they pay me
to do what I do.” A 22-year Los Angeles Times photographer, Boster was part of three teams that have won the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 he covered the Los Angeles riots; in 1994 he photographed the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake; and in 2003 he shot the Southern California wildfires. “I guess I do have one-fiftieth of the Pulitzer,” Boster said. “One of these days Iʼll get my own.” Bosterʼs college career consisted of photography and a three-year stint on the CSUF football team as a second-string lineman, which paid
approach to create awareness of the nearly 130,000 children in the United States who need a home. “[The exhibit] was … I donʼt know the word for it. Emotional,” said Steve Rajcic, Anaheim CM School Supply storeowner and a sponsor of the Heart Gallery. The photos, taken by nine professional volunteer photographers, are framed, matted and include brief summaries in the corner of each adoptable child. The summary beneath Julieʼs photo begins, “I want a nice family,” as she sits posed with her head resting on her right hand. In another photo, eight-year-old Tania sits grinning at the camera
with a tiny, white flower tucked behind her ear. “Itʼs overwhelming,” said Sally Waranch, owner of the Sarah Bain Gallery in Brea and a Heart Gallery sponsor. “You know, how can we allow this many children to be without homes? What about the holidays? What about Santa Claus? Whoʼs there to hold them when they skin their knees?” While every volunteer has a different reason for helping, Waranch said her involvement with the program was personal. She adopted a child herself. “Being an adoptive mom, it
Gallery helps family open doors, hearts to orphans Portraits of children with new parents help raise awareness By KARI HAMANAKA Daily Titan Staff
Three-year-old Yvette found a family and so did two-year-old Sergio and 15-year-old Quintin, but the portraits of more than a dozen less fortunate children up for adoption in Orange County still hang from the walls of the La Habra Childrenʼs Museum. Grassroots organizations like the Heart Gallery take an alternative
for his tuition and books. A football injury during his junior year prompted Boster to give up football, at the doctorʼs urging, and focus primarily on photography. In 1976, Boster received a bachelorʼs degree in communications, with an emphasis in photojournalism at CSUF. Boster jumped into the journalism industry directly after college. His first job was in the city he was born and raised in, the Whittier Daily News. After two years at that newspaper, he worked at the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Orange County
Register and then at the Los Angeles Times. Teaching wasnʼt originally part of his career plans. But when a fellow CSUF alumnus approached Boster and asked him if he was interested in teaching photography as a professional, he grabbed the opportunity. “He encourages people,” said Salvador Aguilar, who is currently enrolled in Bosterʼs class. “He teaches you to think outside the box and not shoot the typical photo.” Compared to other teachers who BOSTER 3
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The faces of about 30 children hang from various walls throughout the La Habra Children’s Museum as part of the Heart Gallery, a traveling exhibit featuring Orange County children waiting for adoption.
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Today thru Friday: Save up to 25 percent by trading in apparel from other universities during the Titan Pride Closet Takeover. Today thru Dec. 8: Volunteers are needed for the Orangewood Childrenʼs Home Holiday Party. The party will be on Dec. 8, from 5:45-8 p.m. If interested, call the Volunteer and Service Center at (714) 278-7623.
Iraq says abused detainees from all sects BAGHDAD, Iraq – A top Interior Ministry official said Wednesday the 173 malnourished prisoners found by U.S. forces included all Iraqi sects, playing down allegations of a campaign by Shiite-led security forces to suppress Sunni Arabs ahead of next monthʼs election. The Shiite-led government sought to dampen Sunni outrage over revelations Tuesday by Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari that the detainees, some showing signs of torture, were found last weekend by U.S. troops at an Interior Ministry lockup in the capital. Most were believed to be Sunni Arabs, the leading group in the insurgency.
Today thru Dec. 15: Titans can donate toys to children as the Camp Titan Toy Drive starts. For more information, call (714) 278-2468. Today: Join ASI as it presents “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.” The movie is playing at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Titan Theater. For more information, call (714) 278-3502.
Bush seeks United Asian Front
BUSAN, South Korea – Counseling resolve and patience, President Bush is looking for a show of unity among Asian leaders to press North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons program. Among those gathering here for a 21-nation summit are the leaders of the five countries – the United States, China, South Korea, Russia and Japan – negotiating with North Korea for its nuclear disarmament. Bush was meeting Thursday with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun after talks Wednesday in Japan with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi that included a call for dismantling North Koreaʼs nuclear program.
Today: Cal State Fullertonʼs chapter of Hip Hop Congress is having its second hip-hop event of the year. Entitled “Revival of the Fittest,” the pre-jam will be held from noon – 1 p.m. at the Becker Amphitheater, and the jam will be held from 9 p.m. – midnight at the Titan Student Union Underground Pub. The event is free, and people of all ages are allowed. Call (909) 838-1854 for more information.
Nation Tentative deal on expiring Patriot Act WASHINGTON – House and Senate negotiators struck a tentative deal on the expiring Patriot Act that would curb FBI subpoena power and require the Justice Department to more fully report its secret requests for information about ordinary people, according to officials involved in the talks. The agreement, which would make most provisions of the existing law permanent, was reached just before dawn Wednesday. But by midmorning GOP leaders had already made plans for a House vote on Thursday and a Senate vote by the end of the week. That would put the centerpiece of President Bushʼs war on terror on his desk before Thanksgiving, a month before more than a dozen provisions were set to expire.
Friday: Students and staff are invited to join the Table Tennis Tournament in the TSU Underground. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for faculty and staff. For more information, call (714) 278-2144.
Woodward disputes charge on CIA leak
WASHINGTON – Bob Woodwardʼs version of when and where he learned the identity of a CIA operative contradicts a special prosecutorʼs contention that Vice President Dick Cheneyʼs top aide was the first to make the disclosure to reporters. Attorneys for the aide, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, described Wednesdayʼs statement by the Washington Postʼs assistant managing editor as helpful for their defense, although Libby is charged with lying to a grand jury and the FBI, not with disclosing the CIA officialʼs name.
Local Chinese immigrants face single count LOS ANGELES - Chi Mak, 65, of Downey, his wife and brother were Indicted Tuesday on the sole charge of acting as agents of a foreign government without prior notification to the U.S. attorney general. The brothers remained in custody. Last month, however, all three suspects were accused in an FBI affidavit of stealing government property, aiding and abetting, transportation of stolen goods and conspiracy. The initial accusations carry a maximum combined sentence of 25 years. In contrast, the charge filed this week could bring 10 years at most. According to the affidavit, Chi Mak stole computer disks from Anaheim defense contractor Power Paragon, where he was lead engineer on a sensitive research project involving propulsion systems for Navy warships. Reports compiled from The Associated Press
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Third Wave Feminist Club and the Women’s Studies Student Association staged a silent demonstration protesting war in the Quad, Wednesday. Titled “Women in Black,” the demonstration is silent because “mere words cannot express the tragedy that wars and hatred bring.” A member stood in front of the group passing out flyers inviting passersby to stand with them. This silent protest began a few years ago and Wednesday was the second one of the semester.
Donʼt be a turkey! Cook like a pro this Thanksgiving! By LINDSAY FERNANDEZ For the Daily Titan
Thanksgiving should be a time for sharing gratefulness with each other, not germs. So before you
serve dinner, here are a few tips for Cal State Fullerton students that will make any and every feast a success. There are four main guidelines that should be incorporated into every household: clean, separate, cook and chill, according the the United States Department of Agriculture. Itʼs 6 a.m., Thanksgiving Day and time to start cooking the bird. Your first step should be to wash your hands and your turkey thoroughly. Although, according to the
USDA, it is not necessary to clean your turkey because the cooking process alone kills bacteria, it is still a smart move to guard against any potential food-borne illness. If youʼre the type that goes the extra mile, you can sanitize your turkey by first washing it with hot, soapy water, followed by soaking it in a solution consisting of one teaspoon liquid chlorine bleach and four cups of water. After letting the solution work its magic for a few TURKEY 4
Nov. 22: School district representatives will speak to students interested in pursing a career in education at the Teacherʼs Job Fair. The event will be in the TSU Pavilion from noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 22: Jim Palmer of the Orange County Rescue Mission will speak about Hurricane Katrina and Rita relief efforts at the “No Lunch” Lunch event at 11:30 a.m. The event benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank and a poor manʼs lunch will be served. For more information, call (714) 771-1343. All events are free and on campus unless otherwise indicated. To have a specific entry added to the calendar section, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Leaders will have a taste of a poorman’s life Local food bank to host event promoting poverty awareness By JORDAN MASTAGNI Daily Titan Staff
The 21st annual “No Lunch” Lunch, will be held Nov. 22, in an effort raise awareness of the hunger issues in Orange County. The Second Harvest Food Bank, the eventʼs sponsor, is an organization that is dedicated to alleviat-
ing hunger, developing programs to increase awareness of the hunger problem and providing an opportunity for volunteerism and community involvement. Since the Food Bank was founded 22 years ago, it has processed and distributed 213 million pounds of safe and nutritious food to those who need it most. “Our mission is to collect food and distribute it to those agencies that do serve meals and also pass out food in the form of canned goods and staple items that people can take home and cook for themselves,” said Joe Schoeningh, executive director
of Second Harvest Food Bank. “We are sort of like a clearing house for food coming in that is re-distributed to about 400 different charities in Orange County that work directly with the people in need of food.” Business, religious and community leaders come together to prepare meals as a reminder of the 456,000 people who are at risk of missing meals each month in Orange County. “The event includes some Orange County business leaders and supporters, those of who understand the issues surrounding hunger in
consisting of soup, bread and water, to the representatives of organizations attending the luncheon who have donated to the Food Bank and continue to raise funds for hunger relief. Antonelloʼs Ristorante has been taking part in this function for over 20 years by providing the food. “We bring the soup, bread and water and serve the community patrons, big business leaders, CEOʼs and CFOʼs of big corporations who donate quite a bit of money to the food bank to keep it running so that they can feed the hungry,” said
Thaddeus Foret, general manager at Antonelloʼs Ristorante. Jim Palmer of the Orange County Rescue Mission, will be speaking at the luncheon. Palmer is also involved with Operation O.C., Orange Countyʼs private/public partnership in charge of meeting the needs of the Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees relocating to Orange County. Information on contributing during the holiday season can be found at the following Web sites: www. operationoc.org and www.feedoc. org.
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only criticize your work, Aguilar said, having Boster for a professor is refreshing. Boster has been teaching photography at CSUF on-and-off for 20 years, going from basic photojournalism to advanced courses. “Teaching is so important to me,” Boster said. “You keep yourself fresh as a journalist, because youʼre constantly passing new [photographic] innovations to students.” In all his experience as a photographer, Boster said one memory that stands out foremost in his mind occurred during the 2000 presidential campaign. While onboard then-Governor George W. Bushʼs campaign plane, Bush gave Boster a nickname. Since he is big in stature, Boster was nicknamed “Big Guy.” While sitting in the plane eating a candy bar, Bush sat next to him and asked, “So, you like sports?” “We talked sports trivia for 45 minutes,” Boster said. “While he was talking, I thought ʻthis is probably going to be the future president.ʼ That [memory] stands out huge.” Boster said his greatest accomplishment in life is his family. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 28 years, and has two sons, Jeff, 26, and Brad, 22. “Family comes first,” Boster said. “Always has been, always
the spirit of Thanksgiving and in solidarity with the poor,” said Tobi Aclaro, development coordinator, Second Harvest Food Bank. “It is an opportunity to increase awareness about poverty, especially during the holiday season, and raise funds for our organization.” The Tomas A. Clavel award will be handed out, which recognizes those who have shown an outstanding effort in helping to increase awareness and alleviating hunger in the local community. The Food Bank will be serving what they call a “poor manʼs lunch,”
Fullerton fire stations prepare toy drive for holiday season By JENNY STAR LOR Daily Titan Staff
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Professor of photojournalism and L.A.Times photographer, Mark Boster, teaches an advanced photography class on Wednesday night. will be.” As a journalist, Boster said he doesnʼt always realize the affect that his work can have on people. During a self-appointed assignment in Kosovo, Boster photographed children orphaned by war. He took a photo of a little boy named Liram, whose parents were
thought to have died in an air raid. When Bosterʼs photo was published, Liramʼs very-much alive parents were able to find him. “Your work can make a difference,” Boster said. “Itʼs so wonderful when you can have an affect on peopleʼs lives in a positive way.”
For the past 13 years, firefighters in Fullerton, along with Southern Californiaʼs fire departments, have lighted up childrenʼs faces in the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Starting Nov. 19 thru Dec. 23, a collection of new, unwrapped toys and sporting equipment can be donated to any of Fullertonʼs six fire stations for charity. “This is very important for Orange County because the toy drive provides 300,000 toys for foster care facilities and needy families,” said Fire Prevention Division Sspecialist Dawn Revelle. This event, sponsored by ABC 7, who creates advertisements and public service announcements for the event – help by filling orders for various agencies including the Boys and Girls Club, nonprofit agencies and service and family organizations in need.
“The fire departments collects were little and because they are the toys,” said Revelle. “The toys unfortunate doesnʼt make it any are then distributed through an different.” Orange County toy warehouse colSenior Silvio Torrez said there laborative.” are a lot of unfortunate children in Fire departments in Orange, Los the world Angeles, Ventura, Riverside and “Any type of small donation San Bernardino Counties are pitch- could make them be happy this ing in to help the holiday season,” underprivileged. Torrez said. ... the toy drive “People are Angelo Cantos, provides 300,000 extremely genera CSUF sophotoys for foster ous to firefightmore, said there is care facilities and ers,” Revelle said. a lack of information provided for “They like the needy families. individuals who interaction with Dawn Revelle want to donate them and are happy Fire Prevention to programs like to help them out.” Division Specialist Spark of Love. P u b l i c “I wanted to Information Coordinator Sylvia Palmer Mudrick donate toys … last year, but I didnʼt said the firefighters enjoy helping know what to do or where to go,” Cantos said. the less unfortunate. Students who wish to help fire“Times are hard now and some are struggling to put food on the fighters can drop off their donatable,” Mudrick said. “[Firefighters] tions at any of Fullertonʼs six fire look forward to doing this and like stations: Headquarters, 312 E. Commonwealth Ave.; Station 2, to help out any way they can.” Cal State Fullerton student John 1732 W. Valencia Drive; Station 3, 700 S. Acacia Ave.; Station 4, 3251 Tran said he plans to help out. “I think itʼs a wonderful idea N. Harbor Blvd.; Station 5, 2555 because kids need toys,” Tran said. Yorba Linda Blvd.; and Station 6, “Everybody had toys when they 2691 Rosecrans Ave.
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makes you think about the other kids,” Waranch said. “And from the standpoint of a mom, it makes you sad.” Waranchʼs gallery will host the traveling exhibit beginning Jan. 4. The photographs will be at the La Habra Childrenʼs Museum thru Dec. 3 before moving to Rock Harbor Church in Costa Mesa. “With the people that come in [to see the photographs], the majority are excited,” said Linda Ngo, receptionist at the Childrenʼs Museum. “What Iʼve noticed is they kind of get overwhelmed. Whatever [the childʼs] story is, it has an impact on them.” Before the photos arrived at the Childrenʼs Museum, the Marconi Automotive Museum and Foundation for Kids in Tustin held an opening for the Heart Gallery Nov. 3. That same evening, the adoption process began for a few Heart Gallery children. “Some kids were adopted from
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minutes, blot the turkey dry with a new paper towel and proceed to phase two. “We start cooking hundreds of turkeys starting at 6 a.m.,” said Chrissy Oliver, assistant manager at Mimiʼs Café in Yorba Linda. “Cooks are added and given individual tasks to the increase production rate. I have seen more people here on Thanksgiving then I could have ever imagined, I know it is because we serve a quality dinner, but itʼs definitely not your typical Thanksgiving celebration.” At this point youʼre off to a great start, so donʼt lose your momentum when it comes to cutting and separating your food. This is where we make some potentially dangerous mistakes. Failing to separate your meat from your poultry can result in cross contamination. Cross contamination occurs when bacteria are spread from one surface to another, increasing the risk of food-borne illness and/or food poisoning. Play it safe and use two cutting boards instead of just wiping down
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the last show [at the Marconi] just from people viewing it,” Rajcic said. “Itʼs awesome.” Marguerite Milligan, Cal State Fullerton alumna and member of the Orange County Heart Gallery chapter, said more children are being photographed for the upcoming shows. “Iʼm very heartened by the response from the public,” Milligan said. “Sometimes you can get so sad and cynical about the world, but there really are a lot [of people] who care.” The Heart Gallery currently features the pictures of 30 children. However, the number of actual children waiting for a home exceeds that number. A child may be photographed after the courts release permission and after the child agrees to be photographed. “For me personally, I was shocked by that huge number [of children waiting for adoption],” Milligan said. After she and about 20 other Orange County residents read an article in Parade magazine about
Heart Gallery founder Diane Granito – who started the first gallery in 2001 – they contacted her and eventually started their own gallery in late January. The idea has since spread to other parts of the country, with about 60 Heart Gallery groups in the nation. From the Orange County Heart Gallery alone, eight children have already been adopted. For many children though, who do not get adopted by the time they turn 18, they are “aged out” of the social services system, which makes the purpose of these Heart Galleries across the nation more crucial. “The purpose of the Heart Gallery is to generate interest and awareness of the 130,000 kids waiting for homes,” Milligan said. “To just get people interested in possibly adopting or becoming a foster parent. There are many different types of familyʼs out there.” For more information about the Heart Gallery in Orange County or about adopting a child go to www. heartgalleryoc.org.
the same one. In addition, use only clean utensils and clean sponges for cleaning your workstation. Now itʼs time for the makeover, right before your eyes (ok, itʼs not really that fast) you will witness your bird transform from a cold, pale piece of poultry to a steaming, juicy, golden-brown masterpiece. Its like mom always says, appearance isnʼt everything, itʼs whatʼs on the inside that counts, and mom is always right. It is advised by the Food Safety and Inspection Service to cook the stuffing outside of the turkey in order to assure it has been fully cooked. “The easiest way to roast your turkey and make sure itʼs cooked right is to use a Reynolds turkey cooking bag and make sure you donʼt purchase your turkey the night before, because it will be impossible to thaw in time,” said Maggie Edwards, a Vons supermarket clerk. In keeping with the USDA guidelines, your turkey should be completely thawed before it hits the pan, however, when itʼs time to start cooking your turkey, pre-heating can be left to the discretion of the cook.
Ovens should be set to no less than 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and to guarantee it has reached a perfect and consistent temperature use a thermometer and check it frequently. After the festivities and the overconsumption of food have taken place, the topic of turkey seems to linger on like an actressʼ hideous dress at the Academy Awards. To be sure you are ready for the after-party (and the endless leftovers), contain your turkey promptly. Food that sits out runs the risk of spoiling or developing bacteria. “Food shouldnʼt stay out for more than a couple of hours,” said Co Wilkins, environmental health and safety officer at CSUF. “Cool food in shallow pans or other sealable containers and then place in the refrigerator. If you need to cool something hot, you can make an ice bath.” Despite the fact that you could be eating turkey sandwiches until next yearʼs Thanksgiving, the USDA warns, unless you plan to eat it all within five days, it should remain in your freezer no longer than one to two months after the holiday. Happy cooking!
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It’s bigger than hip-hop In a move that restricted freedom of expression and left heads scratching, NBA commissioner David Stern decided to play God last month by forbidding the leagueʼs players to dress in their usual hip-hop style. Proponents argue many positives of this new rule. For example – like those of us here at Cal State Fullerton who work at places like Sears, Red Lobster and such – basketball players should also follow a dress code. Additionally, supporters of Stern say that kids who look up to players like Allen Iverson and Ben Wallace will believe that dressing in oversized shirts and baggy jeans will look professional and be
acceptable in the real world. First off, stars like Iverson and Wallace are not like us Titans; they make millions every year and have an image, and thus a style, to uphold. Donʼt placate these grown men with mandatory dress codes as though they were 10year-old Catholic schoolgirls. But more importantly, given the fact that the majority of the leagueʼs stars are black and/or dress in do-rags and headgear popular in the hip-hop culture, the racial connotation runs rampant with the new ruling. If the commissioner wanted to bring about a dress code for all players, then why did he target hip-hop style alone? We at the Daily Titan think Sternʼs logic is flawed at best.
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‘Just friends’ to bitter end Dating and mating “ J u s t Friends.” Two of the most powerful words in any relationship, they can mean anything from “Donʼt be Virginia Terzian jealous honey Daily Titan weʼre just Asst. Production friends,” to “I Editor think of you as just a friend.” With the new movie by director Roger Kumble of the same title coming out this weekend I had to stop and wonder: Can men and women be just friends in 2005, or is there always some form of underlying sexual tension in the relationship, preventing friendship from lasting between the sexes. Itʼs an old question that has existed since grade school when little Stevie realized that Janie was a girl and thus had choices whether or not he wanted to begin
liking her as more than a friend or end the relationship because the other boys said “girls are icky.” The idea of men and women being simply friends isnʼt too farfetched in todayʼs world. With men and women studying together, working in the same fields and perusing the same interests, it doesnʼt seem impossible for the sexes to have platonic relationships without sex, love and relationships coming into play. But alas my dear reader, that simply is not the case. In any friendship there is inevitably a “Dawson and Joey” (if youʼll excuse the reference) a friend who falls for the other friend and thus spends large amounts of time and energy trying to start a relationship with that person without destroying the friendship. And thus the “platonic relationship” quickly turns into a crush, a date, a boy/girlfriend, and then an ex ending the relationship in one fell swoop. For many of us itʼs that pla-
tonic relationship, which involves being seen in your sweats and bad hair without fear, and eating food that gives you bad breath without worry that we want. And, because of that fact many people will avoid taking the friendship to the next level for fear of losing the friend. But avoiding the “dating” relationship for fear of losing the friendship can cause more harm than good. As people tend to avoid the things that are bothering them, for example not going out with a particular friend for fear that youʼll say or do something to indicate to them that youʼre attracted. The idea that if we chose to, we could alter the dynamic of a friendship into something more by the utterance of a few simple words. Still there are those rare relationships where a man and women can simply be friends and never have feelings for one another. But in these cases there tends to be an understanding that while you find the person mildly amusing
in terms of physical, emotional, and mental connects well, you are essentially just friends. But, whatʼs so wrong with being attracted to our friends? After all if our friends didnʼt have some attractive attribute, then why would you associate with them in the first place? Thatʼs not to say that we should only be friends with people of the opposite sex because weʼre physically attracted to them, but rather that the male-female relationships generally carry a level of sexual tension that we can choose to pursue or not. In the end itʼs all a matter of knowing what you want from relationships and friendships. Can men and women be “Just friends?” Doubtful but its fun to try, right? Virginia Terzian is a Cal State Fullerton senior majoring in communications. Her column appears every Thursday in the Daily Titan. To contact her, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fashion faux pas frustrates Titan fashionista By ASHLEY MAJESKI Daily Titan Staff
Walking through the mall, it seems that the fashion-conscious female has two choices for fall: Bohemian Dumpster Diva or Liza Minnelli Backup Dancer. We can thank the Olsen Twins for bringing the “boho” look to mainstream fashion. Of course, they pay much more than the rest of us to look that homeless. Still, stores have decided that every girl in America needs to look like this, as this is pretty much the only look that they offer. Now donʼt get me wrong: I do like some of the fall fashions. For instance, I think Gaucho pants are definitely cute, and I am digging the chunky jewelry look. But there are a few trends that are just ridiculous.
For instance, why must every The same goes for the spandex pair of pants I pull off the rack pants-under-the-skirt look. Unless have a sequined waistband? Is it youʼre in a Guns Nʼ Roses cover really necessary to channel a badly band, just donʼt wear it. costumed dance recital? My last gripe is the prairie/gypsy Another trend that I just donʼt get skirt. Not only do these long, flowis the half-sweater. These “bolero”- ing skirts do nothing for a girlʼs figure, but they style sweaters are just look ridicactually little more ... A denim vest ulous when than overpriced wasn’t cute in 1982 they are paired shoulder covers. and certainly isn’t with a bulky Am I the only person whose stomach sweatshirt, as cute in 2005. gets cold? Iʼve seen some Sorry, but if I am girls doing. Ashley Majeski going to pay full Remember, you Daily Titan Staff price, then I want a canʼt be “fashionable” from full sweater. Additionally, ʻ80s fashion the waist down and lazy from the is creeping back yet again onto waist up. I do, however, recommend savshelves this season. Will these awful trends never die? After all, a ing these skirts, as they can help to denim vest wasnʼt cute in 1982 and make a great Laura Ingalls Wilder Halloween costume in a few years. certainly isnʼt cute in 2005.
Iʼm not trying to say that some girls canʼt pull off any of these looks. By no means, am I a fashion expert. But I think the key is not to overdo it. Many of the big designers arenʼt even bothering with these looks in their fall collections, but girls who canʼt afford to spend $400 on a tank top are forced to shop at chain stores like Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe, the latter which coincidentally sells the same clothes as Forever 21 – only for $10 more. These stores have been peddling the same looks since spring, and itʼs getting old. American girls have survived worst trends: Bermuda shorts, fuzzy boots and leg warmers, just to name a few. And we will undoubtedly move away from these looks as well. As for me, Iʼll wait it out.
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s most students and local businesses took the day off for Veteranʼs Day, Cal State Fullerton Army ROTC took a three-day weekend excursion to Fort Hunter Liggett for their annual fall semester Field Training Exercise (FTX). During the FTX cadets had a chance to put their knowledge and skills to use outside of the classroom. Each day, cadets took on a series of training events including leadership exercises, land navigations, rifle shooting ranges and various training exercises. I wanted to know exactly what this FTX was all about and decided to go along. Before the event, ROTC Supply Technician Roy Garcia accommodated me with army apparel and gear; I had everything from headgear and a sleeping bag to army boots. At 5 a.m., the cadets stood in line formation in front of the Computer Science Building. When the bus arrived, they packed in their gear, and we were off to the training camp. It took five hours f o r
the bus to reach Northern California, but cadets, whether acquainted with the event or not, seemed excited to attend. “Iʼm hoping to gain practical knowledge at this event and, at the same time, have fun,” said first-time participant Cadet Patrick Garcia. Cadet Alex Marashian is in his third year at FTX. “Itʼs a great experience. You get lots of the cadets together and expose them to the different types of training such as the rifle range,” Marashian said. “Itʼs a chance to try new things.” When we finally arrived at our destination, I figured we would head to the barracks to put our things away, but instead we went straight to our first training exercise: day land navigation. For this event, cadets were instructed to find and plot certain points on a grassland terrain. They had to find at least five out of eight points using a map, compass and whistle – in case they got lost. I didnʼt have my army boots on, so it was difficult to walk around the bugs and holes that littered the navigation area. Cadets in the freshman and sophomore classes navigated in pairs of two. Juniors went alone to prepare for Warrior Forge. Freshman Nick Conner and sophomore Deric Hilliard were paired together. “I think itʼs helpful to have a partner during this because it can get difficult to find certain areas alone,” Conner said. Hilliard agreed, noting that the hills and invariable landscape make it easy to get lost and not find the points. At lunchtime, I was expecting a home-cooked meal; instead, I received an MRE or Meal Ready to Eat. The cadets distributed each MRE among the battalion. They gave me recommendations on which MRE was the best. For my first meal, I had chicken noodle with vegetables. For snack, it was pretzels, M&Mʼs and applesauce. For my beverage, I had instant iced tea. To make my chicken noodles with vegetables hot, all I had to do was add water inside a plastic bag and the soup would cook on its own. After lunch, we switched to the mini obstacle course. The course had about 18 obstacles that required a great amount of upper and lower body strengths. From rope climbing to crawling under barbed wire, the cadets did it all. It ended about six oʼclock. Then it was dinnertime. But this time we ate in a dining facility. Just when I thought we were done for the day, a final exercise was underway: night navigation, similar to the day navigation, except it was dark and the points were marked by glow sticks. Day two, a full day of hardcore exercises was on the agenda. First was the M-16 rifle shooting-range. Cadet Raymond Lee was in charge of the
Left: Cadet Daniel Suh aligns his M-16 at the rifle range shooting exercise. Above: Counter clockwise: Cadets Matt Lopez, Patrick Garcia, Hyon Yi and Bernice Rivas crawl under barbwire during an obstacle training exercise. Right: Cadet Deric Hilliard wipes sweat off his face during a day Land Navigation training exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett Friday afternoon. Far right: Cadet Patrick Garcia repels off a 70-foot wall.
lab. Prior to the event, cadets had taken a preparation lab. “I was pretty impressed with how well the cadets shot,” Lee said. “For some cadets, it was their first time conducting this FTX exercise.” After a few hours at the range, cadets headed to the repelling course, where they repelled off a 70-foot wall. Cadet and Lt. Col. Cathy Aboy gave last minute instruction before cadets tackled the wall. Aboy had cadets practice repelling off a mini ledge to make sure they were in the right position and that all their repelling gear was safely secure. Squads watched as cadets repelled from the wall. Sgt. Major James Griffith guided me up the tower to counteract my fear of heights. I couldnʼt look down, but I climbed up the tower anyway to get a closer view. Cadet Mariana Bernardo was already at the top ready to repel. “At first itʼs scary, but you just have to face your fears and just do it,” Bernardo said. After the repelling exercise, cadets faced a more challenging obstacle course called the confidence course. “It gives a chance for squads to work together, motivate each other and support [each other],” Aboy said. “If they have a fear of heights, they have to have the confidence to overcome it.” The obstacles consisted of balancing beams and a series of climbing obstacles. I watched as cadets motivated their squad members to overcome the obstacle course. I joined in on some of the courses, defying my fear of heights to climb up a 50-foot structure. It was scary, but I recieved a lot of support from the squad as they cheered me on, making me feel confident enough to overcome my fears and just do it. After the confidence course, we celebrated with a barbecue social and cadets had a chance to talk about the dayʼs events. After the barbecue, each class level of cadets performed humorous skits. At 9 p.m., I thought we were done for the day, but the cadets had to clean rifles and attend a briefing on the FTX events. Cadets gave feedback on what they thought about each event. After an hour we were dismissed for the day, but we still had to wake up in a couple of hours to complete our last exercise: a 4a.m.10k march. Cadets marched in the dark, using glow sticks just in case someone was behind. Cadets were divided into three squads and, using the last of their endurance, squads competed to reach the finish line. “Due to a past injury, I wasnʼt as strong as my other cadets; I had to struggle a little,” said Cadet Suzanne Speed. “Although it was challenging, I made it through.”
“At first it’s scary, but you just have to face your fears and just do it.”
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“We are the school pride, school unity, spirit committee on campus,” Plascencia said. “We profrom page 10 mote ASI and all the programs they have to offer, “Anytime you put a lot of noise in the gym and we promote athletics.” Titan Tusk Force can often be spotted on camit adds to the ambiance and will always help the home team,” Associate Athletics Director/ pus giving away ASI notebooks and tickets to upcoming games, as well as at the games handing Marketing Steve DiTolla said. Another endeavor to boost Titan pride is the out free orange spirit megaphones, Plascencia “Orange Curtain.” They will be giving away said. They put on events like the “Titan Groove” tailorange T-shirts, and will also make them at the bookstore to buy, in hopes that students will wear gating party held today from 5 to 7 p.m. in front them to games to create an orange curtain along of the gymnasium for the volleyball game against rivals UC Riverside. the walls, DiTolla said. The event will have a live Enormous flags with the cirDJ, BBQ and a free drawcle F logo will also be visible We are sick of ing. Student-athletes will be at games. seeing students in attendance and the general “Weʼre hoping Titan Tusk wearing other student body is encouraged to Force and even the general audischool’s apparel ... come out, Plascencia said. ence will help in bearing the “We are sick of seeing flag, and running up and down that’s a sign of not CSUF students wearing other the court at games,” Sims said. being proud of CSUF. schoolʼs apparel,” Plascencia Spirit should not be hard to said. “To ASI and Titan Tusk find when Fullerton teams are Deanna Plascencia Force thatʼs a sign of not Titan Tusk Force coordinator winning this season, especially being proud of CSUF; youʼre menʼs basketball that was voted getting your education here, to win the Big West Conference why not be proud of that and by the coaches in the conference. Standout players to watch are junior point support our campus?” More is in store in the future as ASI and Titan guard Bobby Brown and senior forward Jamaal Tusk Force are working on a “Titan awards Brown. If cheerleaders, a band, flags, star athletes and a program” where students may be rewarded for winning team are not enough to get students to the attending athletic events, Plascencia said. This year Titan Tusk Force has a represengames, perhaps free giveaways will. During halftime and the timeouts, athletic tative sitting on the Student-Athlete Advisory marketing incorporates the general audience with Committee board and vice versa. “[SAAC is] going to coincide their events with interactive contests. Fans are chosen to watch the game courtside with free B.J.ʼs pizza, win Double ours this year, so hopefully thatʼs a relationship Doubles from In Nʼ Out and the person with the that we are starting a foundation for years to come.” dirtiest car in the lot gets a free carwash. The SAAC puts on “Student-Athlete Nights” “Letʼs get everybody out to the games,” DiTolla said. “It really does help the teamʼs performance open to all Fullerton students to get better attendance and support at the games. After the games, when the students are behind them. Go Titans.” One organization created primarily to increase students are encouraged to meet at Mikeyʼs Pizza in Fullerton. Fifteen percent of the profits at Titan pride is the Titan Tusk Force.
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The new Cal State Fullerton cheerleading squad and the championship dance team practice side-by-side in the Titan Gym Tuesday in preparation for their debut performance at Sunday’s basketball game. Mikeyʼs go to the committee, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Erica Pryor said. “Overall, we want to let [the student body] know that were out there,” Pryor said. “There are a lot of people at this school who donʼt really know too much about athletics.” ASI Executive Vice-President, Drew Wiley, the ultimate Titan fan to some - is not one of those people. “I go to games and cheer and act like a college student, its part of the experience, but people who say they donʼt want to before trying it out are selling themselves short,” Wiley said. “Titan pride can only be reciprocated. The more people show it, the more people will see it and the more people will start to show it themselves.” Everything is in place, organizations are working hard, now it is up to the Fullerton students to take Titan pride to the next level.
West Conference First Team this season. Sandoval was also named the conference Defender of the Year. Titan freshman midfielder Jenesa Bradshaw is excited to playing for the Titans. “To be part of the Sweet 16; I donʼt think itʼs hit me yet,” Bradshaw said. “Being in the college game itself is an amazing experience.” Khosroshahin calls this the “easiest coaching job Iʼve ever had.” “These are the greatest Titans to ever be here for us,” Khosroshahin said. “And, we are just getting started.”
harnesses. It is a sport and a philosophy that believes anyone can jump off a 10-story building and land on an eight story one if they put their minds to it. “ I hope it becomes something big in America like it is in Europe. It is so great and it has really helped me focus. I learned about it while I was in London in the summer and hung out with a group that was doing it back there,” said Scott Bartian, a local Le Parkour. Street Luge is an extreme sport that was born right here in Southern California. It is basically riding a big skateboard down a giant hill. The
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Marlene Sandoval [#15] celebrates with teammate Kandace Wilson.
first one to get to the bottom wins. The catch is the rider is lying on their backs the whole time. The first race was held in 1975 by the United States Skateboarding Association. Now after 30 years the sport is televised and is being considered as an Olympic sport. “It has come along way. We used to have to make our own boards, now some of the [board] shops sell luge boards for cheap,” said Dale Messinger, 52, a retired luge boarder. The only disadvantage to luge boarding, according to Messinger is the difficulty of finding new and safe places to practice. “The best hills are hard to find and now a lot of people will call the cops on you,” Messinger said.
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Pride of the Titans
Wrestling with a higher standard
the Titans returning from last season. Freshmen Curtis Schurkamp (125 pounds) and T.J. Dillashaw (133 pounds) are two of the new members in the Titan lineup. Hicks said there will be a lot of pressure for this yearʼs team By LAURENS ONG to compare with the accomplishDaily Titan Asst. Sports Editor ments of last yearʼs team, when graduated seniors Leonel Sanchez The upcoming weekend will be (174 pounds) and Juan Mora (141 no break for the 2005-2006 Titan pounds) won individual Pac-10 wrestling team. championships in their respective On Friday, the squad will look weight classes. to showcase their talents at High “We lost five of my guys from School Day, a the beginning,” tournament hostHicks said. “They ed by Cal State helped get the We have younger Fullerton. program where guys, but they On Saturday, it is. These guys have competed. they will compete helped raise the in the Fullerton bar high.” The team is deeper Open, which On Friday, the and more talented. features the PacTitans will square 10 Conference off against U.C. Dan Hicks C h a m p i o n Davis with two Fullerton Coach Arizona State Sun other matches Devils. going on. Embry“Arizona State Riddle and Menlo is the top team in the conference,” College will do battle, while the Fullerton Head Coach Dan Hicks third match features Santa Ana said. “But we beat or tied everyone College pitted against Fresno City else [like Stanford] and it is all pret- College. ty even with really good teams.” Hicks said it was a good way of For the upcoming season, the showcasing wrestling opportunities Titans will depend on the talent of at the collegiate level, with over new faces. Hicks is confident with 1,300 high school students showing the balance and depth of his team. up last year and over 1,800 people “We have younger guys, but they in attendance overall. have competed,” Hicks said. “The Hicks said the program is on an team is deeper and more talented.” upward climb. Senior Risto Marttinen (165 “Fullerton [wrestling] is on the pounds) and sophomore Morgan rise,” Hicks said. “Weʼve really Atkinson (149 pounds) are among built it up.”
More depth and talent should offset the loss of last seasonʼs seniors
Part 3 of 3: Efforts to make people proud of the campus that they commute to every day
By JENNIFER BELLENDIR Daily Titan Staff
Cal State Fullerton students may have lost sight of their Titan pride in the last couple years, but they would be blind not to see the orange and blue making a comeback this fall. “We thought if we could have an orange and blue band to bring people together that would be great and now were spreading the word,” womenʼs basketball assistant coach Barbara Bausch said. “We saw that the bracelets are big in other areas, of course Lance Armstrong, and we see people wearing them around our department.” Womenʼs basketball tapped into what has become probably the fastest selling fundraiser on campus and the most Titan pride promoting. The orange and blue bracelets with the words “Titan Pride” indented cost $3 a piece or two for $5. Currently, students can only buy them from women basketball players or staff, Bausch said. “Hopefully when people come to events theyʼll wear their bracelets,” Bausch said. “When I see someone with one on I think, alright theyʼre one of us, and it brings a solidarity.” A fashion statement linking students together, and now the formation of a cheer squad and pep band all in the same month, this sounds like Fullertonʼs year. “When Dr. Palmer attended the NIT basketball tournament with the Cal State Fullerton menʼs basketball team, he noticed that we were missing the most important thing, cheerleaders,” Greek Life Coordinator Deanna Merino said. Soon after, a Titan cheer program was in the works. Now, with a 14-member squad and only a month of practice, Fullerton will be able to see an aspect of school spirit they have not seen in years at Saturdayʼs menʼs basketball game, cheerleaders, acting coordinator for Student Life Programs Andi Sims said. “Having a cheer squad there to help pump up the crowd is a great entertainment aspect to have at an athletic event,” ASI Director of Public Relations and Titan Tusk Force chair Deanna Plascencia said. Cheerleaders will attend all the men and womenʼs basketball home games, increasing spirit by leading game chants and crowd involvement cheers. Students can also anticipate mascots Tuffy and Tiffy in their new outfits coming in January. “Increasing the pride during games and also increasing the motivation to attend games are my two biggest goals,” Sims said. With the collaboration of the Athletics Department and the Music Department, an all CSUF-students pep band will be performing at every basketball home game, music professor Dr. Mitch Fennell said. TITAN PRIDE 8
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Titan midfielder Ashley O’Brien collides with UC Riverside forward Taylor Smith in last Sunday’s game.
Sweet 16, tough road Fullerton faces uncharted territory against University of Virginia By JUAN ACEVES Daily Titan Staff
The womenʼs soccer teamʼs successful season leads them to Virginia on Sunday for a matchup against the No. 6-ranked University of Virginia Cavaliers. The No. 15-ranked Titans are coming off a weekend in which they defeated the University of Gonzaga, 1-0, and USC, 3-1, to advance to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16. This is the farthest the program has gone in school history. “Weʼve never been there, but thatʼs OK,” Fullerton Head Coach Ali Khosroshahin said. “We just go out there and have fun and take care of business.” The Titanʼs (19-3) first tournament run in 2001 ended quickly when UCLA defeated Fullerton, 3-0, in the first round. This time around, the Titans are riding a schoolrecord 11-game winning streak and their confidence is growing with each victory. “Itʼs a big tournament, but we know how to play the game,” Titan forward Rebekah Patrick said.
Patrick adds tournament experience to the Titans. The senior played for the University of Portland squad that won the NCAA tournament in 2002 when she was a freshman. The road becomes tougher for the Titans as they advance farther in the tournament. On Sunday, the Titans will face the Cavaliers (17-5-1) at Klockner Stadium. The Cavaliers are 11-1-1 at home this season and have outscored opponents, 40-4, when playing on their home turf. However, the Titans proved they can play on the road this season with a 9-2 record (four wins on neutral sites) away from Titan Stadium. The Cavaliers have won eight of their last 10 games and have yet to allow a postseason goal. The Titans have goalkeeper Karen Bardsley to stop the Cavaliersʼ offensive attack. She has allowed just two goals in four postseason games. Ahead of Bardsley are defenders Marlene Sandoval and Erica Janke, each of whom made the All-Big SWEET 16
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Freshman Curtis Schurkamp, left, tries to work out of the clutches of his freshman teammate, Taylor Smith during a practice in Titan Gym.
Extreme oddities of extreme sports Eye for the Extreme Here are some extreme sports that are a little strange and difficult at the same time. Barefoot Waterskiing requires some strong feet. It is waterskiing without the skis. It might seem simple but it really is a lot more complicated than traditional waterskiing. The speed of the boat has Marissa Weltmer to be just right. The rule of thumb, Daily Titan according to the American Barefoot Staff Writer Club, is your weight divided by 10 and then add 20. So, if you were 120 pounds, the boatʼs speed should be 32 mph. There are several ways to start barefooting. The easiest way is to water-ski without the binding on the ski, try stepping
one foot off the ski, and once the ski has slipped away, place the other foot on to the water. “Even if you are an experienced water-skier, this sport is hard. It is worth the time and energy you put into it because the results are so great. It is so cool to ski on the water with just your feet,” said Dennis Wright, a Barefooter and part of the American Barefoot Club. Another sport, Le Parkour is more than just an extreme sport, it is a way of living. Le Parkour followers try to change the negative energy within themselves or their surrounding area by looking further than the ordinary movements of everyday life. Many members of this sport have made their mark in the world through Nike commercials, like the one where they jump from building to building. It looks like special effects, but these guys really can do that without the help of any ODD SPORTS