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Wednesday September 27, 2006

The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

‘Rally Against Hate’ Receives ASI Funding By Daralyn Schoenewald Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

The Associated Students Inc. Board of Directors voted Tuesday afternoon to approve $930 in funding for an anti-hate rally that will be held next week. The amount was reduced from the original request of $1,556. The “Rally Against Hate” is quickly being put together by a coalition of multicultural clubs, including the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Alliance, MEChA, the Middle Eastern Student Society and the Asian Pacific Student Association. The alliance approached ASI with concerns earlier this month after learning of an alleged hate crime over the summer

involving a Cal State Fullerton student. The rally is planned for Wednesday, Oct, 4, in the Quad of CSUF from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The “‘Rally Against Hate’ is a rally against all types of things covered with hate crime issues,” said adviser to the alliance Anthony Ragazzo. The board debated for more than an hour before approving the rally’s funding. One concern was the short notice of the request and that proper channels for funding were not followed. Normally a club seeking funds would go to the Inter-Club Council or the ASI Board of Finance, said Teddy Bourgeois, president of the Business Inter-Club Council. Board member Jill Hanna felt ASI

should support the rally. “I hear their passion, but I try to give them a reality check,” Hanna said. “I’m encouraging them to follow policy as much as possible.” Some board members wanted to postpone the rally so more money could be raised. Board member Angela Myers felt postponing the event is easier said than done. “October is a busy month. To get another day would be really hard. We want to do this event when the incident is still fresh,” Myers said. Planning for the rally was rushed and approving the funds would encourage more clubs to not follow ASI’s funding policies, said ASI board member Chris Sullivan. “Shouldn’t they have gotten fund-

ing before planning the event?” he asked. Myers’s responded to Sullivan by saying, “the incident was unexpected. This event was unexpected.” “Everybody felt this was wrong and they wanted to do something,” Myers said. The alliance was requesting $1,556 total with $500 of the funding going to publicity. Myers stressed the importance of publicity when other members wanted to reduce the funding even further. Board members said the total amount was amended to $930, with any unused portion to be returned to ASI. “This puts us in a tough, sticky situation,” board member Linda Vasquez said. “We have $15,000

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for contingencies, but it’s still early in the year. So many organizations are participating, but they should be bringing something to the table.” Sullivan suggested that student members of participating clubs should donate some of their own

Meyers, ASI director of public relations, argues for the importance of ASI funding for the “Rally Against Hate.” The rally will be on Wednesday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

money. “We’re all college students, so we’re all broke,” Myers said. Sullivan said he didn’t think $20 was a whole lot of money. Ultimately, the $930 for funding was approved unanimously.

Author to Discuss How She Survived Rwandan Genocide

Oaxaca discusses hurdles Latinos currently face in community and college

As part of her book tour, Ilibagiza will make stop at Irvine campus

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Jaime Oaxaca focused on the Latino community and called for reformation of the way the community looks at education in his speech titled “Denial is Not Just a River in Egypt” given Tuesday in the Titan Student Union. Oaxaca, who was given a Presidential Appointment from George H. Bush as a member of the National Science Board between 1990 and 1996 among many achievements, spoke candidly on the problems Latinos have. He said that there were too many Latinos in jail and doing drugs and not enough in college getting an education. “We must understand as a Latino community that we are either going to contribute significantly to the problem of the next decade or we’re going to contribute significantly to the solution of the problem,” Oaxaca said. He said the government and the leaders of the Catholic Church should get more involved and be more concerned about the education of Latinos. He also said a disconnect in the community and lack of motivation to seek an education is what is slowing down Latinos. “There is no driving force that drives to us to be educated except our parents,” he said. “We have to have a change in the way Latinos think and Latino parents think.” Mesa Cooperative Representative, Crystal Castellanos, who organized the event, spoke highly about Oaxaca and said she would like to win the Jaime Oaxaca Award.

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Giving - Dan Scorgie, junior pyschology major, reads the funny page on Tuesday as he donates his blood to help the American Red Cross. The drive will be held Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Refreshments, Cookies and Crackers for Blood Campus blood drive coordinators hope to improve results By Sheena Desai

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Cal State Fullerton’s Student Health Professions Association is joining hands with the American Red Cross in hosting a blood drive this week. The drive began Tuesday and will continue through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Titan Student Union, Pavilion A. Both organizers are urging students, staff and faculty to take a little bit of time out of their hectic schedules to come and donate a pint of blood. The association has been recognized for its excellence by receiving the Platinum American Red

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Cross Award for the school year of 2005-2006. There was a 74 percent increase of blood donated at that time. “This year, we are hoping to improve on our goal,” said the association’s director and coordinator of this year’s blood drive, T.J. Buretta. Southern California hospitals and clinics often experience blood shortages. “Most of the time, we rely on other parts of the world, which have more people donating to provide us with the needed blood. This is why the blood donated this week will most likely stay here in Southern California,” Buretta said. 204 people have already signed up over the past week to come and donate. Thirty-five members of the association have put in 68 hours of volunteer work to make sure the drive moves forward.

These volunteers will provide donors with refreshments, cookies and crackers as well as quick checkins to keep the line moving. “I just want to give back as much as I can,” said Veronica Fitzpatrick, a volunteer and member of the association. To ensure that the healthiest blood is collected, the American Red Cross asks participants to be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health when donating. “We try to collect the blood and make sure that it is safe for all of the recipients,” said Roberta Arambula, a medical assistant for the American Red Cross for nine years. The American Red Cross comes to many school campuses and is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. The Red Cross is

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The Rwandan Genocide started 12 years ago. It terrorized one of Central Africa’s smallest countries and became one of the 20th century’s most horrific events. On April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists engaged in a deliberate campaign to exterminate Rwanda’s Tutsi ethnic minority. Over 800,000 thousand Rwandans, mostly Tutsi and some Hutu moderates, were slaughtered in just 100 days, the United Nations estimated in a Ilibagiza 2004 report. This holocaust unfolded while a young Tutsi woman, Immaculee Ilibagiza, was visiting her parents’ home in the Western province of Kibuye, Rwanda. Ilibagiza said she survived the genocide by hiding in a cramped bathroom for 91 days, while overhearing the gruesome slaughter outside. “It was so wicked. It was so evil,” Ilibagiza said of the bloody genocide that killed her mother, father and two brothers. At the Irvine campus Ilibagiza will detail her thoughts about the nightmare at 5 p.m., Thursday. A book signing will follow the discussion. Ilibagiza, said she spent 91 days hiding in a pastor’s 3-by-4 foot bathroom in complete silence with seven other women for fear that the Hutu militants may find and kill them. “The fear I can still remember this day,” Ilibagiza said. “As soon as

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Immaculee Ilibagiza, who wrote “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust” will be at the Irvine Campus Quad at 5 p.m. Thursday for a book signing and to discuss the events she experienced in 1994. I heard [the Hutus] come into the house and I knew they were coming for me, I could feel something like wind sweeping the life out of my body. My mouth would get dry like sand and I would try to find saliva to swallow.” While hiding in the bathroom, Ilibagiza, who is Catholic, said she prayed the rosary from morning till night and decided to make the difficult decision of forgiving the killers of her family and friends. “I pity them, but I’m not going to hate them anymore,” she said. Ilibagiza wrote her story of survival, faith and forgiveness in her best-selling book, “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.” Deb Griffith, a family friend of Ilibagiza’s and Rwanda volunteer, said, “When you’re amongst [Ilibagiza], you hear about the pain and tragedy – it’s like getting kicked in the stomach.” “But yet, when you hear her talk about the forgiveness and the willingness to keep going on — and now to take that and to help other people — it’s like getting kicked in the stomach and having your spirit lifted at the same time.” Ilibagiza began a “new family” in the U.S. in 1998 and started the Left To Tell Charitable Fund, which seeks to help Rwandans orphaned by the genocide. She is currently on an inspirational speaking tour across the nation, speaking today in San Diego’s Copley Symphony Hall and Thursday at the Irvine campus.

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In Brief

CAMPUS CALENDAR

SPEECH: Latino Leader Speaks

CURVES IN CONCRETE

Today

ASI Candidate Packets become available in TSU room 207. Deadline to turn in packets is Oct. 10. Dollar bowling nights. Every Wednesday from 6 to 10 p.m., the TSU Underground will be providing bowling shoes and games for $1. Free one-day walking workshop at the Arboretum from noon to 1:30 p.m. To RSVP contact Jeana French, Fit4Life Program Coordinator at the Center for Successful Aging, at successaging@fullerton.edu or 714.278.7012.

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Titans men’s soccer host Big West Conference countyrival No. 23 ranked UC Irvine Anteaters at 7 p.m. at Titan Stadium. By Mark Park/For the Daily Titan

Thursday

- A student walks down the curving concrete hills of the State College Parking Structure last week. Bird’s Eye

Author Immaculee Ilibagiza, who wrote “Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust” will be at the Irvine Campus Quad at 5 p.m. for a book signing and to discuss the events she experienced in 1994. (From Page One)

BLOOD: Red Cross On Campus

Titans volleyball team opens up its Big West Conference schedule with a home game against Riverside in the Titan Gym at 7 p.m.

Friday

Titans volleyball host UC Davis in the Titan Gym at 7 p.m. in a nonconference match.

Tuesday, October 3

Titan Pride Bowling League begins. The league is open to students, faculty, staff and local community members. League matches start at 7 p.m.

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pat on the back for their contribution to society. “Come out and donate. One donation can go to help or save up to three lives,” said Buretta. Before coming in, the American Red Cross asks participants to bring a valid photo ID, eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before donating.

FACULTY FOCUS

From Taiwan to CSUF By Kevin Cole

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reason behind donating. “I was in a car accident six months ago. I know the importance of the need of blood,” Darr said. “Now I’m just hoping I can help someone and return the favor.” Participants are receiving a coupon for a free small one-topping pizza from Papa John’s, a T-shirt reflecting their donation as well as a

The sizzle of tofu browning. The hum of motor scooters. The shouts from excited street vendors. Those are the sounds of Taiwan in the summer. The sounds are familiar and welcome to the ear of Nicole Webb, a Cal State Fullerton Chinese program instructor. “It is so hot, it is the worst possible time to go there,” Webb said of Taiwan. “I can’t wait to go back.” She travels to Taiwan in the summers and lives there in a room that she rents from a friend. She reads, writes and speaks fluent Mandarin as well as Taiwanese, a local dialect. She knew that to immerse herself in the language, she had to speak only Chinese and be surrounded by Chinese speakers. She said she didn’t speak English and always had Chinese friends. Even her cats have Chinese names, Xiao Hong and Xiao Huang.

Her Chinese name is Wei Wan Xin. Webb conducts her class at CSUF in Chinese. She said if students only have an hour and fifteen minutes two days each week, then they need to be able to listen to as much Chinese as they can. Otherwise they are not going to be able to learn it in such a brief time. “You have to get used to it,” she said. “As an adult it is difficult for your mouth to form certain sounds so you have to have that background.” Webb is from Columbus, Ohio, but grew up in Monterey Park, Calif., which had a large Chinese community. Webb started taking Chinese as a fun class, and then ended up majoring in it and then getting a master’s degree in it. She got her masters partly at Ohio State as well as at National Taiwan Normal University at Taipei. The summer is the only time she is free to leave the U.S. because she teaches middle school Chinese dur-

ing the year. She said a lot of us develop our speech by listening. It helps to listen to music and TV shows in Chinese, in order to pick up the language faster, she said. Her interests are mainly Chinese and Taiwanese. She likes Chinese pop music, called C-pop; rhythm and blues; rock; and hip-hop. If she wasn’t teaching Chinese here she would probably be teaching English in Taiwan, she said.

“The most prestigious award you can get is the Jaime Oaxaca award. In order to get this award is for your selflessness in the community,” she said. The award was created by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to recognize excellence in engineering and dedication to the community. “People pay hundreds and thousands of dollars to hear Jaime, and we’re getting him for free. I was hoping we would have a bigger turnout because what he has to say is very important especially to the community,” Castellanos said. LeRoy Sanchez, co-chair of fundraising for the Chicano/Latino faculty and staff association, who is also a good friend of Oaxaca, said that his message is very important. “For those who can grasp what he is talking about at that level, and who have enough background, can understand it,” Sanchez said. Attendance at the speech was low. Of the roughly 20 there, less than half were students. His words had an impact on the few who did stay to hear Oaxaca, said Cal State Fullerton, math and science major, Ernesto Casillas. Casillas said he wanted to see what Oaxaca said about issues concerning the Latino community. “This guy is awesome. He had a lot of good things to say. He opened my mind to a lot of stuff I wasn’t aware of,” he said. Oaxaca graduated from Stanford University and is the founder of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Both the Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers sponsored the event.


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Alternative Fitness Maintaining student physical well-being without the gym BY MICHAEL GARCIA

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Students can stay fit and in shape here on campus without the use of traditional exercise. For example, students can take the stairs instead of using the elevator. This is a good source of exercise because you are walking up a steep surface and exerting more energy. “Students can walk up steep hills that are here on campus and work harder for the same distance,” said Alison Wittwer, fitness instructor and assistant director of programs. “Parking your car farther and walking a longer distance is also a good source of exercise,” she said. “If they live close enough to the campus, students can ride a bike, as opposed to driving their vehicles,” Pete Cosmakos, CSUF health instructor, said. “You can actually get a lot of exercise by simply walking all around campus.” John Elders, track and cross country head coach, advised that power-walking is better than jogging on a person’s body as far as wear and tear goes. He indicated that a person gets the same amount of exercise and there is a lot less stress on the muscular system. “Students can utilize the exercise of power-walking here on campus,” Elders said. He said there is a nice loop around the sports complex and bike areas where a person can power-walk and get good exercise. “Twenty minutes of power walking is generally the minimum standard for aerobic exercise,” Elders said.

There are several different exercises an individual can do while at their desk before class. Some examples include squats using your chair. With your feet shoulder’s width apart, bend your knees as though you are sitting on the chair, while you keepyour weight on your feet. When your thighs are parallel with the seat of the chair, slowly rise to an almost-standing position. To help release tension, shoulder shrugs are a good exercise. Raise your shoulders up to your ears, hold and then relax. Shoulder shrugs release tightness and tension in the upper shoulders and back. Calf raises are also a good source of alternative exercise. Holding onto your desk, raise your heels off the floor and then lower them. Also, you can do wall sits. While pushing against the wall; with your arms by your side, take a giant step forward with your right leg so your thigh is parallel with the floor. While you push off with the same leg, return to your starting position, and then repeat with the left leg. Wall sits and squats work your thighs and legs. Students and staff can even use common things around them for exercise. “A person can use their water bottles and books as a source of weights, and they can do curls with them,” said Teo Baumgartner, Fitness Instructor at 24 Hour Fitness in Anaheim. “A person can also do three sets of fast exercises in a short period. They include doing one set of 20 jumping jacks, one set of 20 push ups, and one set of 20 sit-ups,” Baumgartner said. “Basically, have a playful attitude. People get mentally drained by stress and that affects heath,” he said.

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Egg Donation - A Gift of Life Writer recounts her egg donation experience that helped an infertile couple conceive twins BY MAGGIE HaUSER

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o this is where doing a good deed lands me. I’m lying on a surgical table with what feels like 15 nurses all around me. The anesthesiologist has just started an intravenous line in the back of my hand, but I’m relatively unfazed. Either it’s the Valium I took 20 minutes ago or it’s because I became a human pincushion about a month ago by choice. In April 2006, I helped a couple that couldn’t have a child of their own by donating my eggs to them. Since I’m adopted, I figured that this was the best way to somehow “pay it forward.” In October 2005, I filled out an application that asked nearly every question known to man. What were my favorite color, film and book? What had I scored on the SAT I took eight years ago? And if I could, please attach several hundred photographs of myself? These agencies are pretty thorough. They also asked if diseases or disorders ran in my family, and if I had ever been pregnant before. Often, these organizations will prefer to select donors whose eggs they know function well. Right about this time, I began asking myself if I really wanted to do this. Sure, I would be doing a good thing, but did I really know what I was getting myself into? After turning in the application, I waited. And then I waited a little more. I was convinced that my application had gotten lost in the mail when finally, in December 2005, I heard from the agency whose ap-

plication I had filled out. The organization had gotten around to reading my forms, and wanted to put my information on their Web site for prospective recipients to view. I was told that I might have to wait for months, even years, before I would be chosen as a donor. I waited for three days before a case manager with the group contacted me and said that a couple was interested in me. My recipient couple had been through this process before with another donor who had ended up dropping out at the last minute. They were so excited when I agreed to be a part of the process that I knew instinctively that I was doing the right thing. The next step for me was to get a psychological evaluation. Honestly, it sounded relatively uncomplicated until I got to the psychiatrist’s office. I felt like I was being grilled by a miniature member of Hitler’s Gestapo who came complete with a thousand-yard stare that would intimidate General Patton. After the interview, I was required to complete a written examination that would tell the doctor if I was mentally sound to fulfill my obligations as an egg donor. Once I polished off the 586 questions I was free to leave. The doctor would be contacting me later in the week to let me know if I was as crazy as I was now thinking I was. According to the psychiatrist, I was emotionally stable, but there are still times that I question her

judgment. Next up was the E-ticket ride of birth control pills and hormone injections. Giving myself the shots was quite an adventure since I’m really not that keen on needles, but I managed. Actually, I nearly passed out while giving myself the first shot of Lupron, which halts the production of estrogen. I kept telling myself that I was doing something good for people who couldn’t do it on their own, and that it would all be over soon. As I entered the second week of medications, I was given Menopur and Follistim, drugs that would motivate my ovaries to produce as many eggs as they could. Each medication had side effects like hot flashes, nausea and mood swings, and my ovaries were stimulated until they were the size of softballs. I’m not exaggerating when I say that I thought I looked like I was about three months pregnant and could only wear yoga pants and sweat suits. My recipient couple paid for all of the medications that I had to take throughout the process as well as the cost of my doctor visits. They even paid for the time and fuel used while traveling back and forth from appointment to appointment. After a few weeks of shots, numerous blood draws and several ultrasounds, my ovaries were deemed ready to rock ‘n’ roll by my recipient’s doctor. Landing me on the operating

table I mentioned earlier. The egg retrieval procedure itself only lasted for an hour, and I had fully recovered within a few days after some strict bed rest coupled with the help of Darvocet. I was told after the surgery that the doctor had retrieved 19 eggs for my couple. The couple owns exclusive rights to the eggs, and can do whatever they want with them, including donating them to science for stem cell research. While I was paid well for the experience, the real reward was that my recipient couple was going to get a gift that would last forever. I heard last week that after a miscarriage, my recipient couple is now pregnant with twins. The happiness that fills me in knowing that I helped get them there is beyond description, and I know now that all of the emotional and physical turmoil that I had gone through was worth every moment. The egg donation agency and my recipient’s fertility specialist have both contacted me, asking if I would be interested in donating again, and I have decided not to. It took nearly two months to get my predonation body back, and I don’t think I can handle the emotional roller coaster again. Both organizations made it known that each time a donor returns, they are paid more, but it was never about the money for me. It was really about somehow paying back the favor that the universe had done for me 28 years ago.


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Declassified

The beat goes on. sibility of more terrorist attacks The declassification of “Trends by frustrated Jihadists. in Global Terrorism: ImplicaAnd yet, while a true terrorist tions for the United States” isn’t like Osama Bin Laden is probably likely to do much to President out in a cave somewhere savorGeorge W. Bush’s reputation. The ing the fruits of his labor, Bush American public certainly has an will continue to stay the course affinity for a leader in a war that that supposedly continues to keeps on kicking many We want to show the leave ass in order to precasualties. vent another Sept. world who exactly their Real hu11 terrorist attack “daddy” is, but this lat- man lives are and perpetuate our est declassified report being lost, superiority over only tells us that the f l i p p a n t l y those who violate c o n s i d e re d poop hit the fan ... our livelihoods in when it the United States. comes down Not one report to the botis going to change tom line, minds of people who lean to- whether it is a United States solwards their ideologies. Those dier, insurgent or civilian caught who support Bush might even in the crossfire. pull a ‘Dan Rather’ hatchet job The way the United States has on it, since it is skewed to an un- gone about things in Iraq leaves favorable outlook of a war we are no doubt that the war is a losing winning, right? proposition and it wreaks of losOn the other hand, the issue ing some moral conscience when isn’t about whether or not the re- all the lines have been blurred port was made available because and the American public doesn’t the president’s hand was forced. have a damn idea of what we are This report is the latest of sup- doing over there. porting evidence that we aren’t We want to show the world going anywhere in Iraq. Accord- who exactly their “daddy” is, but ing to the report, the war only this latest declassified report only worsens our case for people in tells us that the poop hit the fan the Muslim world, causing deep- a long time ago and President er resentment instead of a resolu- Bush’s administration isn’t going tion. According to the report, the to do anything but continue to reality is that the United States say how things have changed and has opened itself up to the pos- how we are all better for it.

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It’s Hard to be an American Muslim By Paul Saiedi Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

What does it feel like to be a Muslim living in a country whose president saturates international media outlets with the words “Islamo fascists?” Muslims are not violent people and Islam does not teach terror or murder, despite what our president or Pope Benedict have alluded to in their recent speeches. There is a subversive tide of media language aimed at the public created to instill fear and intolerance. It has resulted in an unfavorable climate for Muslims in the United States. Being a Muslim today is all about fighting stereotypes. I was raised as both a Catholic and a Muslim. I learned about teachings from Jesus and Mohammad. I attended both church and mosque. I have never been asked to defend my Catholic roots, but my Muslim heritage has come under question. From the hotbed of fighting in the Middle East, the majority of bombings and disasters come packaged to us neatly stamped with the term “Muslim terrorist.” I’m not denying that some Muslims commit crimes. I am, however, questioning the choice of words that the media uses to report those crimes. Why does the media not disclose the religious affiliations of domestic terrorists when they are so quick to use religion when describing anyone Muslim? The public never heard reports about a Protestant Oklahoma City bomber or a Baptist Unabomber, but we do hear the words terror, death and roadside bomb used in conjunction with the word Muslim daily. Constant negative media attention on the Islamic faith has created

a growing rift between Eurocentric Christian societies and Islam. This rift makes life difficult for Muslims. Women with headscarfs and men with the wrong last name come under suspicion at airports and in public arenas. As a Muslim, one must struggle to separate themselves from the media’s portrayal of the “Islamo fascist,” or publicly affirm their patriotism to escape the questioning eyes of a country living in fear. We become uneasy observing men praying to Mecca or wearing long beards with turbans. However, less troubling is the sight of a man clutching his rosary praying or a monk with a shaved head. Profiling is the worst part. In every flight that I have taken since Sept.11, I have been removed from the line, my baggage has been searched and my laptop has been examined. I know that this does not happen exclusively to Muslim passengers, but every friend of Middle Eastern heritage or Muslim faith has had airport profiling happen to them. The same is not true for my friends of different ethnicities and religions. Fighting stereotypes that are derived from a few extremists is unfair. Do we as Americans want other countries to build their views of us based on the mayhem caused by criminals on the outskirts of society? The answer is no. Muslims today must fight stereotyping not by pledges of allegiance, but by standing by their steadfast convictions in community service and combating stereotypes by sticking to their faith.

Don’t Judge any Book by its Cover By Amanda Beckman Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

In the past week, news outlets have reported an outbreak of sectarian murders in Iraq. More than 180 bodies have been found, the majority of which were murdered execution-style. The reason – conflict among two sects of the same religion. One particular story focused on Ahmed Kamel of Baghdad. Kamel served in the Iraqi army for 10 years and lived in a Shiite Muslim neighborhood. He was murdered for being a Sunni, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times called “Death Squads Target the Iraq Next Door.” The recent empowerment of the Shiites has granted some of them the illusion that they have the freedom to kill whomever they choose. Historically speaking, the Sunnis are the more liberal of the two groups while the Shiites tend to be orthodox and militant, especially in Iran, Iraq and Palestine. As a whole, the religion seems to have been demonized by the recent exposure of Muslim terrorists. Clearly, not all Muslims are murders others but one would think a religion under question would be more cautious about its actions. Perhaps those who are committing these murders simply don’t care, but I’m sure other members of their sect who do not agree with their actions do. Sectarian murder is the epitome of ignorance and prejudice. Harboring an unfavorable opinion about a person based solely on their association with a particular group or club is completely unreasonable. It is important to see people

for who they are. I know that as a Christian, I may not be welcome in some countries. There are many other people associated with various religions and clubs that also know well where their presence would not be accepted or tolerated. The fact of the matter is people are multi faceted, complex creatures that cannot be understood or evaluated based on one aspect of their identity. Just because I am a Christian does not mean that I bludgeon people with the Bible. Rather, I try to see people for who they are and what they stand for, not just for the label that may or may not be clearly stamped on them. I would like to expect the same from others. Perhaps we have not all learned a lesson from the reign of the Nazis. It is simply irrational to assume that one race, group, religion, etc. is better or more “pure” than another. Within each and every group of people on earth, there are good and bad people. Judging those within each group based on one particularly good or bad person simply makes no sense. To use a trite saying, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Some things can appear drastically different compared to what lies within. Judging a person by a single aspect of a person’s life or personality is one thing, but kidnapping or murdering for it is an atrocity. The thought that someone would do that to me because I am a Christian only makes me want to stand taller and pronounce my faith that much louder. Perhaps that is how the targeted Sunnis may feel.

‘Your Ethnicity Defines Who You Are’ By Sheena Desai Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

As I was sitting there listening to the gurus explain that Hinduism is a religion in which devotees respect beliefs of all other religions, I was filled with a sense of pride and belonging. This annual Hindu gathering was held at the UC Irvine Bren Center where 45 temples from all over Southern California assembled. Numerous gurus from different parts of India enlightened a crowd of approximately 3,000 with their views and beliefs on Hinduism.

The speeches were followed by a Certain things in every culture culture show consisting of Indian help a person bond with his or classical dances performed by chil- her background. For example, an dren. aspect of my ethnicity that draws me This display of cultural traditions close is the Indian entertainment enriches and connects a person to industry called Bollywood. their ethnic background. Many Bollywood films depict I believe that a person’s ethnic- the Indian society and its morals ity defines who he or she is. It is a and rituals. Therefore an Ameriway for a person to feel connected can-born Indian such as myself can to their origins and a certain part of learn a tremendous amount about the world that is special with its own the culture just by watching Indian customs. movies. Although I was The key to beborn and raised coming close to in Southern Calione’s culture is to fornia, I consider Although I was born in give it a chance. myself an Indian California, I consider Sure, we live in because of the America myself an Indian because have adoptedand special bond I the have with my of the special bond I have American lifewith my ethnicity. ethnicity. style. However, it My parents is also important are the reason I to look at all of – Sheena Desai the other societknow what my Daily TItan Staff Writer ies around us. roots are and they continue to Just walking introduce me to through campus, the novel aspects faces of many of our religion different backand culture. grounds indicated the diversity that When I was a child, I attended we have at Cal State Fullerton. Sunday school at my temple for See the diversity by going to many years. I learned to read and the CSUF portal with a list of write Hindi and I also learned about international clubs and various my religion and practiced it. organizations of students from I admit that at the time it different ethnic groups that have was the biggest drag to wake up put their groups together themearly on Sundays, but now I realize selves. that it played a major role connectI consider these clubs useful tools ing with my ethnicity. for students who would like to learn What sets one apart is that there about their culture. It will give them are specific things in a person’s the opportunity to meet others culture that no other culture will who share the same background as themselves. have. If people infuse themselves All ethnicities and nationalities have holidays and re- with their culture, they will be ligious days that are unique opening a window to an entirely only to them which makes new world with its own traditions them feel exceptional in their and rich history. own way. For example, Christians Ethnicity is a gift that should have Christmas to celebrate while be appreciated and make every the Chinese have Chinese New individual proud to be who he or Year. she is.

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Campus Events/Services Campus Organizations Greeks Legal Notices Lost and Found Miscellaneous Personals Pregnancy Research Subjects Sperm/ Egg Donors Tickets Offered / wanted

Merchandise 2200 2300 2400 2500 2600 2700 2800 2900 3000 3100 3200 3300 3400 3500

Appliances Art/Painting/Collectibles Books Computers/Software Electronics Furniture Garage/Yard Sales Health Products Miscellaneous Musical Instruments Office Equipment Pets Rentals Sports Equipment

Transportation 3600 3700 3800 3900

Auto Accessories/Repair Auto Insurance Miscellaneous Vehicles For sale/Rent

Travel 4000 4100 4200 4300

Resorts/Hotels Rides Offered/Wanted Travel Tickets Vacation Packages

Services 4400 4500 4600 4700 4800 4900 5000 5100 5200 5300 5400 5500 5600 5700 5800 5900 6000

1-900 Numbers Financial Aid Insurance Computer/Internet Foreign Languages Health/Beauty Services Acting/Modeling Classes Legal Advice/Attorneys Movers/Storage Music Lessons Personal Services Professional Services Resumes Telecommunications Tutoring Offered/Wanted Typing Writing Help

Employment 6100 6200 6300 6400 6500 6600 6700 6800 6900 7000 7100

Business Opportunities Career Opportunities P/T Career Opportunities F/T Child Care Offered/Wanted Help Wanted Actors/Extras Wanted Housesitting Internship Personal Assistance Temporary Employment Volunteer

Housing 7200 7300 7400 7500 7600 7700 7800 7900

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ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR Part-time, flexible hours. Some wkends and evenings required. $9-$12/hour. Must be detailed and organized. Applications available at 5325 Village Center Drive, Yorba Linda. Minutes from CSUF. Questions – contact Susan at (714) 779-0657. AVON-SALES & RECRUITING earn bonuses. Flexible hours. Online support. Health benefits and savings plans available. 1888-801-AVON.

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6400 Childcare Offered/Wanted Child care 2 kids. Get to/ from school, homework, laundry, lite cleaning Trabuco Canyon/ RSM area. Call Larry @ (949) 2333140. (949) 233-3140 Sitters Wanted. Average $10 per hour. Register free for jobs near campus or home. w w w. s t u d e n t - s i t t e r s . c o m

7400 Houses for Rent/Sale

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September 27, 2006

Titan Soccer Aiming to Establish Credibility Men host No. 23 ranked UC Irvine in a tussle at Titan Stadium tonight BY JONATHAN SAAVEDRA Daily Titan Staff Writer sports@dailytitan.com

By KARL THUNMAN/Daily Titan PLAYING ROUGH – Titan senior Taylor Sheldrick battles UC Santa Barbara’s Eric Frimpong. The Titans play UC Irvine tonight at Titan Stadium.

Titans Split Up Teams This Weekend With Top Runners Going Up North Stanford Invitational is hosting cross country teams from several states BY SEAN MCCORMICK

Daily Titan Staff Writer sports@dailytitan.com

Running with a split squad Saturday, Cal State Fullerton’s crosscountry team looks forward to running on all cylinders. The top seven men and women runners will represent the Titans at the Stanford Invitational this weekend. The remainder of the team will race at UC Riverside. With top runners senior Damien Nieves and freshman Sergio Tapia out at the Aztec Invitational two weeks ago in San Diego the men’s team had a forgettable meet besides senior Jordan Horn’s second place finish. Horn was chosen to be the Big West athlete of the week last week for his performance. Elders said second man Nieves will be healthy enough to run in Stanford after sitting out of the last meet with an ankle injury. Tapia was also out because he was unable to qualify in San Diego due to administrative problems at the NCAA. “Every incoming freshman has to apply to the NCAA clearing house to get certified and eligible,” Elders said. “There has been an admisnstrative problems with the NCAA and his high school but his acedemic record is fine.” Titan freshman Gail Munoz is from Santa Ana High School, the same school as Tapia, and she too is experiencing the same difficulties being cleared. Elders said he anticipates both runners getting certification this week. If Tapia and Munoz are not certified it could mean running at UC Riverside instead of Stanford. “My hope is that they both get certified and they can both go to

Stanford and we can be full strength as a team,” Elders said. The Stanford Invitational will host teams from all divisions in the Western region, including schools from Washington, Oregon, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. “Stanford is probably the highest quality meet on our schedule in our regular season before the post-sea-

son,” Elders said. Big West rivals Long Beach State and UCI will also run at the meet and the team is preparing to size up their competition Elders said. “It gives us a guidepost midway through the season,” Elders said. “The competition level will be much higher than in recent weeks at this meet.”

By CARLOS DELGADO/For the Daily Titan FINISHING UP – Titan senior runner Luz Valdez looks to be in top form.

The Cal State Fullerton men’s soccer team kicks off a three-game home stand at 7 p.m. tonight as it faces a nationally ranked No. 23 UC Irvine team that hasn’t lost a game since Sept. 4. “It’s just a big rivalry,” Titan defender Amir Shafii said. “We’re both Orange County teams, so it’s kind of a hometown thing. It’s a big game for us in general because it’s a league game and it’s against our local rivals.” UCI enters the game with the momentum of a 6-1-1 record overall and 1-0-0 in conference, which boosted the team up to its first national ranking in program history. The Anteaters also come to Titan Stadium with Anthony Hamilton, Matt Murphy and Brad Evans, each having received the Big West Player of the Week award for the past three consecutive weeks. UCI is 7-0-4 against CSUF since 1999. UCI Head Coach George Kuntz needed to be reminded that he had three players dominate the conference for most of the month of September. “We don’t really look at that stuff,” Kuntz said. “It’s not really a focus of ours.” However, the Titans (4-4-1, 0-10) have an ace up their sleeve in senior forward Eugene Brooks. He led the team to a 3-2 non-con-

ference victory against UNLV (0-62) on Sunday with two first-half goals and an assist on the game-winning goal. Brooks has scored five goals in the Titans’ past three matches. “He’s extremely confident right now,” Titan Head Coach Bob Ammann said. “He’s obviously putting the ball in the back of the net...He got off kind of to a slow start and I think he’s now starting to feel it.” CSUF is bouncing back from two games that pleased Ammann, despite one of them being a 2-1 loss in two extra sessions to No. 19 UC Santa Barbara (5-3-0, 2-0-0) on Thursday. “I think that we were a little bit unfortunate in Santa Barbara, but we played really well,” Ammann said. “It was a very good college soccer game.” The hard-fought loss was a little different than Sunday’s game against UNLV, which although they got the win, Ammann felt his team didn’t play as well as it did against UCSB. He was pleased with the result regardless. The first-year head coach said he told the players, “you know you’re doing something right when you don’t play well and you still get the win - especially on the road.” Ammann is glad to have some consecutive home games on the schedule after playing the first six games of the season away. The team has played seven out of its total of nine games this season on the road. “I feel that playing at home we have a big advantage, so the plan is to come out and not lose at home” Shafii said of tonight’s game against UCI. “We just want to come out and play hard.”

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