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Opposite Sex May Be Hard to Learn From New study suggests students are best taught by same-gender professors By Katy French Daily Titan Staff Writer email@example.com
An educational study released last Monday suggests that students learn more from same-sex teachers. The article “The Why Chromosome: how a Teacher’s Gender Affects Boys and Girls” was published in the education journal “Education Next” by Thomas S. Dee, an associate professor in the Department of Economics at Swarthmore College and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. The study has attracted the attention of educators, some of whom have been skeptical of its findings. Dee’s study was based on research conducted by U.S. Department of Education in 1988. The National Education Longitudinal Survey researched approximately 25,000 eighth-grade students and their teachers nationwide. Based on this data, Dee found noticeable discrepancies in performance between students with gendermatched teachers and nongendermatched teachers. Generally, students performed better with same-sex teachers and, in some cases, performed worse with opposite-sex teachers. “Exactly why gender makes so much of a difference in student learning is difficult to ascertain,” Dee said in the study. “But the [National Education Longitudinal Survey] data offer some suggestive evidence that the opinions of teachers about their students – and of students about their teachers – is shaped in part by gender characteristics.” Patricia Keig, an associate
professor in the department of elementary, bilingual, and reading education at Cal State Fullerton, believes that gender does play a role in the classroom dynamic, but may relate to social roles rather than academic performance. “It seems really unlikely to me that the gender of their K-12 teachers has much of an impact on that [ability to learn]. I think it’s largely cultural messages,” Keig said. According to the study, discrepancies between gender test scores have, in certain subjects, been traditionally present. Historically, from grades K-12, gender gaps have been recognized between sexes and certain subjects. Dee refers to statistics in which girls generally score higher in reading while boys are generally better in math and science. Clearly evident at CSUF, specific subjects are still dominated by certain sexes. Last fall, males accounted for 84 percent of the engineering and computer sciences department and females accounted for 65 percent of the communications department, according to a report in CSUF’s academic senate newsletter the Senate Forum. But some, like Renae Bredin, associate professor and coordinator of the women’s studies program on campus, would argue that testing methods are deficient and are not accurate representations of student’s ability or progress. “Testing is inherently biased. The testing process itself has a gender bias to it. Girls will under-perform on certain kinds of tests [like multiplechoice] and boys will under-perform on certain kinds of tests [like essay questions],” Bredin said. In the study, Dee said that exploring gender effects are important because gender gaps are becoming more SEE STUDY - PAGE 3
The Three Percent
By Ian Hamilton/Daily Titan Asst. News Editor
THe ExTreme Minority - Uche Ollawa, psychology major, makes his way across the quad to the African American Resource Center. The 18-year-old is mindful of the lack of a strong black student presence on campus.
Cal State Fullerton’s Lack of Black
Despite large Hispanic and Asian groups, black students only at 3 percent By Adam Levy Daily Titan News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
hile Cal State Fullerton has been acclaimed as an institution
immersed in diversity and culture, a glaring number sticks out from the university’s official fact sheet — a 3 percent enrollment of black students. The numbers don’t lie. There is a conspicuous lack of black on the university’s ethnic palette. A multitude of factors weigh in to the cultural imbalance that exists about the campus. Students and faculty pointed out
PART TWO of this three part series will detail the relationships black students share with other races and the conflicts they face. the whiteness of Orange County, astronomical tuition fees and the universities’ failure in recruiting potential students from high schools in black communities. “A long time ago, this was a white institution — blacks were nonexistent,” said Wacira Gethaiga,
professor of Afro-Ethnic Studies. The educator detailed the historical foundations of the community CSUF is centered in. “California is not as liberal as people like to think it is, especially Orange County,” Gethaiga said. The Ku Klux Klan “had places in Anaheim for a long time. In the SEE THREE - PAGE 3
New York, Local Deaths Remembered and Honored on Sept. 11 Students recite names to remember those lost in the Trade Center attacks
Firefighters and rescuers celebrated in Santa Ana memorial ceremony By Nancy Mora
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An elderly woman approaches the uniformed officer, trembling as she takes his hand to be seated. Firefighters dressed in kilts rehearse in the parking lot, the sound of their pipes filling the air. People walking by stop and take a minute to look at the commotion. A large American flag is slowly unfolded by firefighters, who are careful not to let it touch the ground. In the midst of errands and jury duty in downtown Santa Ana, the Fire Family Annual Monument Memorial was held Monday, Sept. 11. The ceremony was a dual tribute to firefighters who died during the World Trade Center attack and local Orange County firefighters who recently lost their lives. The local firefighters were each represented by a red rose. Their department chief and family member, if they could make it, placed the rose on the memorial
Tears fell down the face of Lauren Vega as she heard her cousin’s name read among the hundreds lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Cal State Fullerton’s Associated Students Inc. organized a day of remembrance on Monday in honor of the five-year anniversary of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks. For approximately 45 minutes, the names of those lost in the tragedy were read in the Becker Amphitheatre. There were too many names to finish the list before the end of the event. Vega, a radio-TV-film major, By SUZANNe SULLIVAN/For the Daily Titan didn’t know about the ceremony REMEMBERING HEOROES - Orange County firefighters repeat their “Oath of Office” at the Fire Family until Monday morning. When Annual Monument Memorial honoring those who perished on Sept. 11. she got out of class, she rushed statue. An officer rang a bell above died has made his final call.” her husband’s rose. Her daughter around campus looking for the the statue. After hearing the name of Darold followed behind her and stood at amphitheatre. “The bells represent a final Kleppe, Dawn Kleppe rose quietly, She finally arrived and thought alarm,” said Jim Ellis, Costa Mesa wiping the tears from her face she had missed her cousin’s name, fire chief. “A firefighter who has as she humbly walked to receive SEE FIRE - PAGE 3 but as soon as she sat down,
The Three Percent
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David LeMange’s name was read. Immediately, she began to cry. “It is still hard, “ Vega said. “I always keep a picture of him in my wallet. It is still very hard after five years.” Vega recently moved to Orange County from New Jersey. This is her first semester at CSUF and the first time she’ll be away from her family on Sept. 11. “We always went to ground zero to leave a rose on this day,” Vega said. “Being away [from my family] feels like I have no where to turn.” Although it is still hard to think about the day she lost her cousin, Vega is glad his memory lives on. LeMange was a Port Authority police officer. He was in New Jersey when he heard the news and he knew he had to help. He pulled several people out of the building, then went in a second time, Vega said. That time, he never came out. “They found his body in February. It was about six or seven blocks away from where the building fell,” Vega said. “His body was wrapped in an SEE CSUF - PAGE 3
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September 12, 2006
Blowin’ In THe WIND
Gail Fraser’s “Sifting Through” closes Wednesday. Fraser’s exhibit, which is now being displayed in the Visual Arts building’s Graduate Student Gallery East, consists of 3-D installations, which were created through a combination of natural and synthetic materials. The gallery is open Tuesday and Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m.
University President Milton A. Gordon will welcome the Cal State Fullerton community to the start of the university year and will review this year’s goals and budget at the convocation ceremony. The event will take place in Pavilions A and B in the Titan Student Union beginning at 11:30 a.m. A reception will follow in Portola Pavilion C.
The “Make Your Best Impression Workshop” begins at 2 p.m. and will continue until 3 p.m. in the Titan Theatre. The workshop will address what employers are looking for in a resume and for interviews. Seating for this event is limited. To reserve a seat call (714) 278-3121. By KARL THUNMAN/Daily Titan Staff Photographer
The Science Laboratory Center will be rededicated as the Dan Black Hall in honor of CSUF Physics alumnus Dan Black. The ceremony will take place in the walkway between McCarthy Hall and Dan Black Hall from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. A reception will follow the ceremony and the hall will be open for tours of the labs and classrooms. Seating for the ceremony is limited. To reserve a seat visit http://nsm.fullerton. edu/DBH
Sept. Pipes - Bagpipe player Dave Champagne plays “Amazing Graze” at Huntington Beach pier Sunday in a spiritual memorial for Sept. 11.
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SYDNEY – A convicted pedophile was granted a royal pardon and released from a Thai
prison Thursday after serving 10 years of a 15-year sentence. 46year-old Bradley Pendragon was one of 70 international convicts released in June to celebrate the 60-year anniversary of the appointment of Thai Monarch Bhumipol Adulyadej. Pendragon was found guilty in the beatings and rapes of three Thai
girls, ages 8 to 12. Child Wise, a special interest child protection group, was less than thrilled by the decision to let Pendragon free. “He has a long history of child sexual abuse in Australia and overseas and his crimes against the little Thai girls was sadistic and horrific,” said Child Wise spokesperson Bernadette
McMenamin.” While Pendragon admitted to these crimes, he never expressed any remorse for his actions, never received any treatment for [sex] offending, nor has he been assessed for future risk against children. Under these circumstances he should be closely monitored and his movement be restricted.”
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With the looks of a model and charm to boot, 23-year-old Jeffrey Trott’s MySpace page is easy on the eyes. The public relations major’s photo is the image that draws you in for a second look. His steely look and buff bronze physique are showcased as his profile picture. Photographers and agencies have contracted Jeffrey through MySpace to take part in modeling opportunities. “I have some photographers as friends on my page,” Jeffrey said. “But modeling was just something that I wanted to dabble in, not a
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career.” Although Jeffrey does not consider himself a model, he belongs to a group called “Male Models GQ Status” that a MySpacer created while seeking out the hottest guys on the pages of MySpace. “My license plate reads Gee-Que,” he said. “It was a nickname from
high school.” In the short “About me” section of the page, Jeffrey highlights only a few tidbits about his life. He touts himself as an upbeat person who enjoys the company of fun people who strive to succeed. Jeffrey also enjoys the finer luxuries in life while making time to shop, paint and run. His painting has matured over the years into large-canvas, abstract works. Under the “General” portion of his page, Jeffrey includes an image of his dog Teddy, a large Chow with a smooshed face and a bear-mane. “Teddy is 100 percent Chow,” Jeffrey said proudly. “He’s 13 years old and I love him, he’s my buddy.” On top of being a full-time student, Jeffrey works for his father’s corporation, Jeffrey Trott Industries. He also earned his realtor’s license at the age of 21. “I mostly do administrative work
EDITOR’S NOTE: MySpace has become a world in and of itself. Nearly 2,000 search pages represent current students and alumni of Cal State Fullerton. CSUF is personified on a MySpace page and has over 5,000 friends. Because of this, the Daily Titan has decided to randomly spotlight one profile a week that stands above the rest in a unique and interesting way. at my father’s company,” Jeffrey said. Jeffrey said that even though he has a page, he is not one to be addicted to MySpace. He likes to focus on the things that really matter to him. “I am very family and friends oriented,” he said. “I try not to go on MySpace everyday and my friend [is the one who] uploads all my pictures for me.”
September 12, 2006
Facebook Opens Doors to Everyone Associated Press
Facebook, an online community now restricted mostly to high school and college students, will soon throw its doors wide open and welcome millions of Internet users currently left standing at the gates. To join Facebook, a user now must prove membership in an existing network using an e-mail address from a college, a high school or selected companies and organizations. That has largely limited membership to students, along with some faculty and alumni. As a result, Facebook has fewer than 10 million registered users, compared with some 109 million at
News Corp.’s MySpace, which has an open-door policy. The move will allow existing users to invite their now-ineligible friends. With the change, a user can simply join a regional network, such as one for their country, state, metropolitan area or city. No authentication will be performed. The change in eligibility will come soon, although Facebook officials are still deciding exactly when. Started by three Harvard sophomores in February 2004 as an online directory for college campuses, Facebook expanded to high schools last September and to selected companies and organizations earlier this year.
Three: Black Student Enrollment Uneven (From Page One)
past, very few blacks were allowed in areas like Fullerton or Brea, even if the laws were not written down,” he said. The professor serves as department chair of the schools’ Afro-Ethnic studies program. “When [CSUF] started with the ethnic studies programs, it was the result of the ’60s civil rights movement, the King assassination and the so-called desegregation of schools,” Gethaiga said. “And that is when you have the inclusion of blacks into the educational system.” Gethaiga attributed declining numbers of black households in Orange County to rising real estate prices and the loss of
neighborhoods to the emergence of other ethnic communities. “African-Americans are moving to affordable areas where the cost of living is affordable, like Corona, Riverside and San Bernardino,” Gethaiga said. He also pointed out the population of Orange County was once artificially inflated because original statistics for blacks counted a high number of enlisted black servicemen who later dispersed. According to information gathered from Orange County’s official Web site, oc.ca.gov, blacks make up less than two percent of the area’s total population. In comparison, whites comprise over 51 percent of its inhabitants. This demographical imbalance
functions as a good indicator to the perceptions of many black people in terms of the county as a whole. These facts are not lost on the black populace of CSUF either, who understand they are a pronounced minority at this 35,000-student school of higher education. 21-year-old communications major Trisha Johnson has been singled out for being black. “Orange County is a very racist community — wherever you go people look at you funny,” Johnson said. “Our presence on campus is very scarce,” said 18-year-old psychology major Uche Ollawa. “There are a few spots of darkness
in the white.” 23-year-old counseling graduate student Kiara Perkins notices she is one of few blacks on campus. “People always talk about the high rate of graduating Hispanics, but where’s all the black people at?” Perkins said. “I think that a lot of black students don’t come here because of the 3 percent population,” said Stacey Ellis, coordinator of CSUF’s African-American resource center. Considering the surroundings, this institution of higher education is at a disadvantage in the race to gather more blacks into its fold. The 3 percent that do attend CSUF are a statistical anomaly when measured against the schools’ population.
FIRE: Santa Ana remembers Sept. 11
sTUDY: Learning Differences Linked to Gender
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pronounced. Due to this, he cites a resurgence of interest in gender segregation and same-sex education as an effective learning environment in the education community. This same-sex education may also extend to same-sex instruction as well. Keig said research has shown that teachers tend to interact with males and females differently. She said that educators are very aware of these biases and are now taught how to create more egalitarian environments. “Every teacher and every child in every classroom is a product of our culture – so we go into classrooms with certain expectations, whether we’re aware of them or not,” Keig said. “Teachers don’t treat boys and girls the same in classrooms unless they’ve had it ‘trained’ out of them.” There is also conflicting evidence between the study and what Keig has encountered in academic circles. “The standard chatter on gender issues is about girls being disadvantaged by the lack of
the statue waiting for the bell to ring in honor of her father’s life and death. Darold had died of cancer four months ago. He retired from the Garden Grove Fire Department 33 years ago. “He was a people person,” Dennis Kleppe said of his father. “[Being a firefighter] made him happy.” Ellis, surrounded by 343 small U.S. flags posted in the ground, welcomed authorities, family members and community members to the ceremony. In New York, a flag represented each of the 343 firefighters who died on Sept. 11. “It is sometimes difficult to comprehend the devastation and personal loss during Sept. 11,” Ellis said. “All these firefighters died and they had lived serving others. The tremendous loss of the heroes who gave their lives in the line of duty will never be forgotten.” The number of firefighters who died in the attacks is equivalent to the combined total of firefighters in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, Ellis said. Each of those who lost their lives in New York was honored with a red rose. Ellis took the rose and walked to the firefighter’s memorial, a pillar with three legs representing a trinity of the past; firefighters who have died in the line of duty, present; firefighters who are currently working to save lives and future; those who will be pursuing careers as a firefighter. In between the legs there is a statue of a uniformed firefighter holding a child with a bell hanging over his head. The Orange County Fire Authority
By Suzanne Sullivan/For the Daily Titan
Remembering - Nelida Yanez, a Santa Ana commissioner, stands with Orange County Firefighters at the Fire Family Annual Monument Memorial on Sept. 11, 2006. Bag Pipe Band performed three times throughout the ceremony, with songs commemorating the United States and the brave heroes who died. The band set the mood by blowing into their pipes and banging their drums, playing songs like “Amazing Grace”
and “America, the Beautiful.” The ceremony ended with a prayer and renewal of the firefighter’s oath. “We will continue to hold through the oath,” Ellis said. “To protect our neighbors and serve our community.”
CSUF: Those Lost in Attacks Remembered (From Page One)
American flag [by the rescuers].” During the ceremony, several students from the crowd took turns reading the names. Cori Knight, English and comparative religions major, said he could “feel” the people as he read their names. “On the list you see their ages and where they were from. You can almost feel their energy. It is like
they aren’t really gone if you keep reading their name,” he said. Approximately two-dozen students were present for the reading of the names and a speech read by Angela Meyers, ASI director of public relations. Former CSUF student Jason Mcbeth wrote the speech the day after the attacks. Meyers said she was honored to read McBeth’s words. “He is an amazing writer,” she
said. Meyers began planning this event Wednesday, and was pleased at the amount of people who came out on such short notice. “I am surprised at the turnout,” said Curtis Schlaufman, ASI director of governmental relations. “Whenever we do some sort of event there aren’t that many [students]. For a cause like this it really shows a sign of union.”
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opportunity to participate,” Keig said. This is largely due to reported evidence that teachers, both male and female, generally favor boys by calling on them and giving them more positive feedback than girls. The study does address this issue. Dee found that girls who had male teachers were hesitant to ask questions or to engage themselves in the classroom. Boys taught by female teachers were also reportedly viewed as disruptive and inattentive. Still, many are skeptical and do not agree with the study’s findings. Dom Pinera, a 22-year-old psychology student, disagrees with the study, arguing that his favorite professor is female and that his ability to learn is not based on gender but on the teacher’s competence. “It just depends on their ability,” Pinera said. Dana Gogh, associate professor of women’s studies on campus, said that males taught by females learn to socially interact with women, an important part of the learning process.
“They need to challenge their assumed superiority, and by having women in the classroom they challenge that,” said Gogh. “So when they go out into the wider society they know how to interact with women in more positive ways.” Though there is no uniform opinion, academia has not ignored the obvious fact that females are the majority on campus, with enrollment hovering around 60 percent. While many have emphasized the lack of males, Bredin says this is not because male enrollment is declining but because female enrollment has dramatically increased. Educators are constantly exploring new and alternative methods of learning. The study is one of many theories. Like many aspects of education, the issue is complex. “Everything in education is multicausal,” Keig said.”I believe that classrooms are more egalitarian than playgrounds. Out on the playground they’re living out their cultural messages, and in the classroom teachers are doing their darndest to make it egalitarian.”
September 12, 2006
Getting a Taste of Local Ethnic Cuisines PHOTOS AND STORY BY PAUL SAEIDI Daily Titan Staff firstname.lastname@example.org
Students daydreaming of trekking through the bustling streets of Japan, the majestic plains of New Mexico, the ancestral rice fields of Vietnam and the palatial plazas of Mexico City can do it all for less than $20. Mimicking the diversity of our growing campus, the streets of Fullerton offer students a taste of international and regional destinations through exotic cuisine experiences.
Anita’s New Mexico Style Mexican Food
225 N. Harbor Blvd.
600 S. Harbor Blvd.
Students can feast in the traditional style of Japanese shabu-shabu dining in the heart of Fullerton. Wafting plumes of steam rise out of bubbling hot pots behind plates of mixed vegetables and paper-thin shavings of ruby-red filet mignon. Shabu-shabu is a Japanese style of hot-pot dining. Diners simmer beef, fish and vegetables in individual hot pots filled with bubbling water. Meats and vegetables are poached to personal preference before being plunged into ginger sauce flavored with green onion and garlic or sesame sauce perfumed with peanuts. Mitsu E, situated on the historic stretch of Harbor Boulevard between Commonwealth and Chapman avenues, features tasty shabu-shabu style dining for reasonable prices. Mitus E’s menu has an array of Japanese beer, sake, teas and potent iced coffee. Seating is bar-style and the atmosphere is friendly to first-time hot potters. Pricing rages from $10 to $20. Parking can be found on Harbor Boulevard or in surrounding parking structures.
Stepping into Anita’s transports hungry customers to a nostalgic Southwestern roadside diner, complete with Native American rugs and artwork. Anita’s has been serving New Mexico-style Mexican food for 20 years to the Fullerton community. The restaurant receives weekly shipments of Southwestern chilies to add a traditional flair to their extensive menu. Popular for breakfast, Anita’s serves posole and chorizo plates. Lunch and dinner customers are offered general Mexican cuisine like enchiladas and burritos and New Mexico favorites like house special bean dip and fried Indian breads. The small family-run restaurant features an outdoor eating area and walk-up ordering window for those in a hurry. Prices are reasonable, ranging from $6 to $10, and parking is provided in back.
Pho 88 Restaurant
Ruben’s Bakery 434 S. Harbor Blvd.
1121 S. Lemon St.
Traditionally eaten as a late breakfast or early lunch, “Hu Tieu-Mi,” Vietnamese noodle soup, caters to diners with more exotic tastes. Steaming savory broth is poured into bowls filled with high piles of egg and rice noodles, meats and vegetables. The soup is served with plates of bean sprouts, limes, basil and chili peppers. Pho 88 sells traditional-style Vietnamese soup with fast friendly service in a strip mall off of Lemon Street. Tables are set with chili, hoisen and soy sauces, deep Asian-style soup spoons and chopsticks. Patrons season their soup according to their taste adding salty, spicy and sour flavorings as desired. Providing a casual dining atmosphere, Pho 88’s menu features sandwiches, stews, fried rice dishes, noodle dishes, deserts and an extensive list of Vietnamese coffees and teas. Ample parking is available and soup prices range from $5 to $7 depending on ingredients.
Students frustrated with paying $2 for a muffin at popular coffee hot spots can give their pocketbooks a break at a local bakery. Floor-to-ceiling bakery cases stuffed with sweet breads and chilled pastries perfume the warm air in Ruben’s Bakery with the smells of yeast, butter and caramelized sugar. Boasting that they sell “the best Mexican bread,” Ruben’s Bakery produces 40 varieties of traditional Mexican bread and decorates cakes for every occasion. Patrons pick through the eye-catching cases lined with sweet treats using massive round pizza trays and tongs. Customers then bring their trays to the counter and each pastry is tabulated. “Pan dulces,” Mexican sweet breads, are sold by street vendors in Mexico for just pesos. Ruben’s Bakery carries on that tradition by offering customers four pastries for under $2. Parking is provided in front of the store and the bakery is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Beijing Students Earn Degrees BY KEVIN COLE Daily Titan Staff Writer email@example.com
Professionals from all over China will receive their master's degree in political science with an emphasis in Public Administration from Cal State Fullerton in ��� November. ��������� Arthur Wang, program manager for International Programs, Asia,� said t�������������������������� he planning phase of this program was started more than two years ago. To put the program together, the university work������������ ���������������� ed ��������� with the ���� Chinese State Administration of Taxation. ������������������������ Together they����������� recruit��� ed� 28� young ���������������������������� public administrators from the different government organizations under the control of the administration. After English ����������������������������� preparation and visa applications were completed,����� the� Chinese students������������� came to ������� the ������� United States������ last November. �������������������� They ���������� were� selected�������������������������������� after a rigorous process������� ,������ said� ����� Lisa Xue, director of International Programs������� ,������ Asia. What distinguished candidates was their potential for advancement. They were ������������������������������� required to pass the������ Test of English as a Foreign Language� and to hav���������������������� e a certain number of years of experience in taxation, Xue said. They ha����������������������� d���������������������� to have a bachelor’s degree. They also ha���������������� d��������������� to go through a rigid CSUF admissions process. Two years ago, the administration came to Southern California. ���� Xue said t������������������ hey contacted the ������� Office of the ���������� Consulate ��������������� General of the Peoples Republic of China in Los Angeles. They asked ��������������������� to be referred to������������������������������������ a university that would be able to administer this kind of program. The Office ������������������������ of the Consulate General r����������������������� eferred the delegation from the administration to ������ CSUF��. The delegation�������������������� selected CSUF from among all other area universities, because they hold campus in “high ������ regard,” Xue said. Tom Klammer is the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is the college that issues the degree. “This is a program that is supported by the school administration��������� and����� the College of Humanities and Social Sciences���������������� ,��������������� ”�������������� Klammer said. E��������������������������������� phraim��������������������������� Smith��������������������� , the vice president for academic affairs,������������ hosted the
PHOTO BY ARTHUR WANG BEIJING STUDENTS - Chinese State Administration of Taxation students come together for a photo opportunity with President Gordon (center) and Harry Norman, dean of University Extended Education at the Mariott Hotel in Fullerton.
delegation’s visit, and the conversation China. She ����������������������� was a��������������� tax auditor. started there. She praised the political science During the two-year process, program.� CSUF President Milton A. Gordon “I think taxation is a kind of took a trip to Guangzhou to help political issue�������������� ,������������� ”������������ Ying said. “It’s ����������� very with the visa issues��.� different between the Chinese Sandra Sutphen��������������� , professor of political system and the American political science, is ���������������� the academic political system.” advisor for this program. She gained a lot of ����������� experience Sutphen has worked hard��������� to make from ��������������������������� her time a����������������� t���������������� CSUF. ��������� S�������� he said sure that the program is of high she would��������������������� �������������������������� return to China and academic quality and maintained apply some new ideas she learned high standards, from studying the� Xue said. Sutphen American political made s��������� ure from� These are among the system. the beginning������� ,������ that Another graduate brightest students that student, every student went Yuan Wen through CSUF��� ������� ’��s� I have had in my 40 Huang,���������� was ����� also strict ����������� admissions years of teaching at Cal a����������������� tax official in p r o c e d u r e s ��.� State Fullerto�� China. ����������� She�������� work��� ed� n. Through the process in the Huizhou – Sandra Sutphen City branch of State Sutphen has been Professor of political science A d m i n i s t r a t i o n working with each of the professors of Taxation����� . It� who have taught is���������������� located in the the program. Guandong Province “These are among the brightest of Southeast China,� ����������������� just a 40-minute students that I have had in my bus trip to Hong Kong. 40 years of teaching at Cal State “This is a lifetime experience,”� Fullerto�������������������������� n,������������������������ ”����������������������� Sutphen said. �������� Some of Huang said. ������������������� “This will help me them are comparable to students to look at the world from another that we send on to P�������������� h������������� .D. programs perspective.” everywhere.” Huang said that ��������� American T����������������������������� he students have worked hard ����� values differ from those in China and done�������������������������� well��������������������� , Sutphen������������ said������� .������ They and she treasures most the real life want to find the harder classes����� and experience this year has given her. take extra classes. T�������������������������������� his real experience is not from One of the students in the pilot the newspaper,��������������������� movie��������������� �������������������� s�������������� or ������������� magazine�� ����������s� graduate program is Qiu Jian Ying. about the United States, but ����� from Before coming to CSUF������� , Ying her�������������������������� own experience, she said. work����������������������� ed��������������������� in Central Shenzhen “I miss my fami�������������� ly, ���������� I am very State Tax Bureau��������������� , in ���������� Shenzhen, homesick,”������������� Huang said.� �������������� “������������� I can�������� ’������� t wait a city on the S������������������ ������������������� outheast coast of for g����������� raduation.”
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OPINION Titan Editorial
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Beginning today, a threepart series about black student representation on campus will grace the front page of this publication and will run through Thursday. But while the story focuses on what the campus lacks in terms of black students, this publication would be remiss in its editorial duty without adding that even with “The Three Percent,” the areas we live in and, indeed, the campus community itself are not lacking in the way of diversity. Faces of different ethnicities fill the busy hallways of our campus every day and fill out the pie chart that makes up the university population. These faces stick out of car windows as we look for parking by shadowing other students leaving their classes. They grace the student identification cards that we all wait in line for in the Pollak Library. They pass us as we enter and exit elevators and doorways to buildings. We are all united by the experience of being a student here at CSUF, but we are undeniably a campus defined by the faces of diversity. Even here in the Daily Titan
newsroom we find ourselves surrounded by staff members from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. We have Asians, whites, Hispanics, blacks, Catholics, Jews, Christians, Muslims, atheists and even a few agnostics adding their unique perspectives to this student publication. Together we help fill the melting pot that is and define the student voice of Cal State Fullerton. It is beneficial to our staff and our readers to have this variety. Imagine reading stories with the exact same perspective. Instead our staff, hopefully, provides fresh views and opinions, allowing us to appeal to almost everyone. As a college publication, it is our aim to represent the student body. So while we examine “The Three Percent,” turn your attention to the other 97 percent that we do have here on campus. The percentage is not the problem. It’s ignoring and failing to celebrate each piece of the pie chart, and failing to enjoy each piece no matter how small.
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Excess Pressure For Success By Katy French
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If you’re not working, studying, stressing and about to fall apart, you’re not the average college student. Standards of success have become so high in today’s society that students are subject to an absurd amount of pressure to succeed above and beyond the average American. If you’re not a millionaire by 30, what are you worth? Never mind that Lucille Ball turned 40 the year that “I Love Lucy” debuted, the expectations of today’s youth are far higher than those of previous generations. Our grandparents could work with a high school diploma and make a respectable living. Our parents could earn a bachelor’s degree and buy a house. For us, a bachelor’s degree is mandatory, a master’s soon will be. The competition is stiff and no one is letting us forget it. With so much pressure it is no wonder that there has been a backlash against the “conventional path.” The recent phenomena of “extended adolescence” has cropped up in the garages and basements of parents everywhere. Young adults are taking years to finish school, moving back home with parents, not finding “real jobs” and delaying proper “adulthood” as long as possible. But who dictates the standards of success? The measure of success is our very own happiness, so why should we be so eager to race toward a soccergame-watching and SUV-driving
existence? There is something to be said for security, stability and owning your own home. There are also major miseries that come with a mortgage, a cubicle and reliving the film “Office Space” everyday. I admire the adults who are hard working and provide their children or families with a comfortable life. I am also sad that they have learned to live with only two-weeks vacation and endured the monotony that comes with playing it safe. If the meaning of life is to give life meaning, we must be afforded
the opportunity to explore ourselves and our world. As much as we applaud our own American “rugged individualism,” we no longer accommodate the individual. Society dictates that you must aggressively pursue your ideals, but we have little time to choose those ideals for ourselves. We are shuttled from high school to college to the “real
world” without much time for selfcontemplation or discovery. With college costs increasing every year, I wonder if we are earning anything worth putting ourselves in debt for. Life in America is too accelerated. The latest, newest, biggest and best have completely eclipsed the sacred, most fundamental ideals that our country was founded on: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In our modern lives we wage a war everyday, not against an oppressive monarchy but against our own initial instinct to stay in bed or run away entirely. We have traded our freedom for a 401k and fiscal responsibility. We live in a world of “When”: When I graduate, when I get my next paycheck, when the kids are grown, when the car’s paid off… and we rarely get around to doing those things that constitute life. Even worse is that it often takes something as dramatic as disease or death to remind us that life is for living. The recent death of Steve Irwin is a reminder to all of BY SAFIYA JACKSON us that life is too short not to do what we love. And even more, wouldn’t we all rather die doing something that we love than something we hate? So I ask you to begin your own revolution, reject these restrictions, take time to discover yourself and choose your own path. But I know you’re thinking to yourself “I will when I ...”
College students who graduate with a bachelor’s degree within 5 years of initial enrollment
SOURCE: American College Testing
The average amount that a full-time student at a public 4-year college pays for in-state tuition, room and board a year
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, 2002
The amount of estimated students who leave 4-year colleges annually without graduating
SOURCE: Boesel and Fredland, College for All
The fixed interest rate on federal student loans
SOURCE: USA Today, Students Sufocate Student Loans
The average amount a college student owes in student loans
$19,000 SOURCE: USA Today, Students Sufocate Student Loans
MySpace a Reality Escape By Carol Rojas
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Whether an escape during a tough class or simply a daily fix after a long day of school, MySpace has become a reliable hotspot of mindless activity and creativity for the world over. The wonderful world of MySpace provides hours of endless entertainment to countless people. Now, however, the fabric of the MySpace we know and love is changing as we find ourselves further from the communities of individual expression, and closer to the notion of corporate dominance via a relatively untapped media form. Why then such a concern over an alternative communication forum that promotes reconnecting with long-time friends? In April 2006, Vice President of MySpace marketing, Jamie Kantrowitz reported the number of MySpace users at 80 million and growing, according to trendcatching. com, a Web site devoted to tracking virtual trends in Internet, digital and mobile lifestyles. In a highly populated network like MySpace, an individual wanting to reconnect with old friends is not the problem. It is the companies taking the free-spirited communication forum to the consumer-driven nature of our social threadwork by creating fake profiles and using other methods of advertising, that pose a major threat to a Web site’s authenticity. Scaitali Batel, a freshman biochemistry major and MySpace user, said that if she continues to be bombarded by advertising, she will stop using MySpace. “I’ve been noticing there’s so many ads right now,” Batel said. “That makes me not want to go on as much.” Adding to the increasing corporate nature of MySpace has been the recent business ventures of its previous owners. Last year media mogul Rupert Murdoch bought out the moderately independent Intermix Media, creators of MySpace, for the price tag of $580 million. Furthermore, the Associated Press recently reported that Google
Inc. would pay an estimated Karina Alvarado, a senior human $900 million for shared advertising services major, believes people on the MySpace scene. are too smart to fall for advertising “You need to look at it from on MySpace. “People are there to the News Corp’s perspective versus meet friends and socialize,” Alvarado the end user,” said communications said. “The advertising doesn’t affect professor and media influence people. Even if there was a lot expert Nancy of advertising, Snow. I wouldn’t stop “To News using it.” As for Corp, MySpace the future of Last Year media mogul is a $600 MySpace, no one Rupert Murdoch million piece of is certain. bought out the modnew corporate “ N e w s Play-Doh Corp is not a erately independent to work with.” staunch media Intermix Media, creStill the conglomerate. ators of MySpace, consensus It favors what is a m o n g profitable over for the price tag of s t u d e n t s anything else and $580 million. seems to be being irreverent that profiles is a mainstay of promoting News Corp,” products are Snow said. not a concern. “After all, this company is Students take advantage responsible for bringing us “The of services MySpace offers, Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “24,” like free music downloads so if they are smart, they will for profiles, advertising for allow the community to have independent bands and the ability enormous input into maintaining for the average person to reach a the MySpace integrity and not mass level. Students tend to ignore become overly commercialized. corporate attempts to sell consumer The Public is sick and tired of the culture online. “big sell”
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The Demise of CSUF’s Gridiron Gangs Part I: The Titans once had a football program that spawned pro stars BY JAMES THOMPSON
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The college football season kicked off two weeks ago, but it’s been more than a decade since Cal State Fullerton fielded a football team. It seems odd that Cal State Fullerton has no collegiate football program, because a look through its past reveals that it was able to develop the talent that may have kept a successful program running. Damon Allen, a former Titan quarterback, made history recently when he passed Warren Moon career passing mark of 70,553 as the alltime leader in professional football. While never playing a down in the NFL, the 22-year Canadian Football League star has enjoyed a career up North that has brought him both individual awards [2005 CFL’s Outstanding Player] and team accomplishments [including Four Grey Cup Championships]. In his time with the Titans, Allen was a dynamo at quarterback, but also a good enough athlete to play on the baseball team. Another former Titan who made his mark in Canada was Mike Pringle, a running back for the Titans in 1988 and 1989, who rushed for 2,223 yards in two seasons and led the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,690 in ’89. From there he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons as the 139th player overall in the 1990 draft, but like Allen, never got the opportunity to play in the NFL. Looking for his chance, he landed in Canada and went on to play 15 years and become the all-time leading rusher in the history of the Canadian Football League with 16,425 yards. The CFL was a haven not only Allen and Pringle, but also wide receiver Allen Pitts. Pitts held the all-time receiving mark in the CFL with 14, 891 yards until it was later broken. For Pitts’ career efforts, he was named to the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Place kicker Phil Nevin, better known as a star on the baseball team, who was a No. 1 overall selection by the Houston Astros in the ’92 free agent amateur draft was on the Titans’ football team for three seasons. Nevin has enjoyed a solid Major League career and currently plays for the Minnesota Twins after spending time with the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs during this past season. Mark Collins, drafted by the New York Giants in 1986, set school records with 20 career interceptions and was All-American and Pacific Coast Athletic Association’s defensive player of the year as a senior in ’85. Head Coach Gene Murphy, who coached the Titans for 13 years and now coaches at Fullerton College was named PCAA coach of the year in ’83 and UPI’s (United Press International) West Coast coach of the year in ’84. He led the Titans to two conference championships.
Fans get an opportunity to reflect back on fifth anniversary of tragedy Associated Press
Titan Media Relations ALL WORLD – Former Titan quarterback Damon Allen throws the ball as former Titan offensive tackle Daren Gilbert (77) gives him some protection. Murphy, who was instrumental in building Titan stadium with his fundraising efforts and community involvement, has bittersweet memories of his former team and program and is reluctant to speak of its current inexistence. “It hurts that we don’t have a football program [at CSUF],” Murphy said. “I have too many good memories. I really don’t want to talk about it.” There are currently eight coaches coaching in the NFL that coached at or attended CSUF. Former San Francisco 49ers and
Cal State Fullerton Men and Women’s Soccer Updates Titan Media Relations
The Titans play one more road match on Friday at UC Davis before getting to be the home team for the first time all season on Sunday afternoon vs. Maine. The Titans came out of the Nike Invitational in Palo Alto over the past weekend with a 1-0 loss to Cal and a 1-1 tie with Stanford. Eugene Brooks picked a good time to get his first goal of the season, tying Sunday’s match in the 77th minute. Fullerton played all weekend without freshman Gabriel Farfan due to his second red card a week ago and then lost leading scorer Michael Farfan in the 74th minute Sunday to a red card. He will have to sit out the Davis match but hopefully Coach Bob Ammann can get the talented twins on the pitch at the same time again on Sunday as the Titans face
Sports Pays Attention to Sept. 11 Attacks
Maine for the first time in men’s soccer.
A light week on the pitch begets an action-packed one for the Cal State Fullerton women¹s soccer team as the Titans make a return trip to San Diego tonight to take on San Diego State before making only their third-ever trip to the Lone Star State to take on a pair of nationallyranked foes in Texas A&M and Texas. It will be the first-ever meetings with the Aggies and Longhorns as Cal State Fullerton is 4-2 all-time against Texas teams (2-2 against North Texas and 1-0 against TCU and UTEP). The Titans will be looking for a measure of revenge this week upon their return to America’s Finest City after the University of San Diego handed them their first loss of the season.
Detroit Lions Head Coach Steve Mariucci, who helped coach star quarterbacks such as Brett Favre, Steve Young and Jeff Garcia was a former Titan coach. From 1980-82, he was the quarterbacks and special teams coordinator at CSUF. A new stadium was built for the Titan football team as the program died in 1992, so what was the cause for the team’s demise? CSUF Associate Athletics Director of Media Relations Mel Franks says it was a lack of interest that eventually caused football to
disappear at the Cal State Fullerton campus. In the January of 1991 CSUF announced they were facing a budget crisis and that money would be tight for the college. CSUF left it up to the fans on whether or not they would want to keep the program afloat. There was no fan response or influx of donation money for the program, so the college had to make a choice whether to allocate the little funds they had for classrooms and students or for the football program. It’s obvious they chose the former.
CSUF’s football program started in 1970. For players and fans, it might have been a case of so young, so soon for the football program to come and go at Fullerton. “The reality of it is [CSUF] doesn’t have the infrastructure to support a football team,” CSUF Associate Athletics Director of Marketing Steve DiTolla said. “To play at a Division 1 level you need 30,000 seats…we would need 85 scholarships and 10 full-time coaches on staff, plus money for equipment. We don’t have the means to support that.”
Chanting “U-S-A! U-S-A!” and waving tens of thousands of American flags, football fans turned Fedex Field into a fluttering sea of patriotic fervor Monday night in a ceremony before the game between the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings. Similar scenes played out all across the country on Monday night, as baseball and football stadiums marked the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with flags, flyovers and moments of silence. More than 90,000 star-spangled banners were distributed at the stadium in suburban Washington, situated across the Potomac River and about 15 miles northeast of the site where an American Airlines plane crashed into the Pentagon during the attacks, killing 184 people. Fans raised and waved their flags in tribute as the Joint Military Chorus performed the national anthem. In the distance, 184 beams of light streamed from the Pentagon to honor those who died. While almost every fan came dressed for football, there were several signs paying tribute to those who died in and responded to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. One fan held up a Pat Tillman jersey, honoring the former Arizona Cardinals defensive back who joined the military after the attacks and was killed in Afghanistan. “It’s a great event to be loyal to your country and loyal to your team,” longtime season-ticket holder Ann Ewell said before heading into the stadium. Another fan seated in the end zone held a sign with the words “We Shall Never Forget” along with drawings of the Twin Towers and Pentagon. While the players were not on the field for the ceremony, Washington receiver David Patten fired up the crowd by waving a flag after the players were introduced. The NFL featured a rare Monday night doubleheader, with the San Diego Chargers scheduled to play at Oakland in the later game. Nine games were on the baseball schedule, including the New York Mets at Miami. Mets and Marlins players wore seven different caps, honoring the first responders and others who worked the rescue effort at the World Trade Center. “We remember with great fondness and admiration the heroic efforts of those, the firefighters, the policemen and women, and the health care workers, who risked their lives to help and save those who were in harm’s way,” baseball commissioner Bud Selig said. “It is not a day none of us will ever forget, nor should we.”