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Tuesday September 4, 2007

The Student Voice of California State University, Fullerton

DTSHORTHAND So. Cal heat wave strains power grid LOS ANGELES (AP) – Parts of Southern California sweltered in triple-digit temperatures Monday as a heat wave stretched into the seventh day and contributed to power outages that left thousands without air conditioning. Temperatures soared in the San Fernando Valley with Woodland Hills reporting 102 degrees and Van Nuys at 99, according to the National Weather Service. Downtown Los Angeles also was expected to see temperatures climb above 100.

Going Green George Horton leaving CSUF to make $400,000 a year at the University of Oregon

By John sakata

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By SHawn Trondsen

Daily Titan Sports Editor sports@dailytitan.com

British kids take fish, leave chips LONDON (AP) – Please sir, we don’t want any more! Naked Chef Jamie Oliver’s push for healthier foods to replace greasy french fries, chicken nuggets and turkey twizzlers on British school menus is in a twist. Apparently, the students aren’t anxious to try it. The celebrity chef has led a nationwide campaign to improve the quality of food served in schools, demanding more money for meals and a ban on junk food. His TV series “Jamie’s School Dinners” exposed how cafeteria menus relied on prepared foods like chicken nuggets or the turkey twizzler – a corkscrew of mainly reconstituted turkey scraps and preservatives. Such meals, usually served with piles of fatty french fries, could cost as little as 66 cents.

I feel like I have found a home, something that’s secure, stable. I feel like it’s a blessing.” – Joshua Meyer, on his transfer to CSUF soccer

See Sports, page 8

Correction Due to a reporting error, the source from the CSU chancellor’s office was misidentified in last Monday’s article entitled “Tuition to increase 10 percent.” The speaker was actually Claudia Keith, assistant vice chancellor in the Public Affairs office. The Daily Titan regrets this error.

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Titans’ baseball Head Coach George Horton will be wearing green and yellow the next time he dresses for a game. The CSUF alumnus shocked Orange County baseball fans and accepted the head coaching position at the University of Oregon on Saturday. “It’s tough to see him go,” senior outfielder Jared Clark said. “He was a great coach for us and he is a good man.” Horton addressed his team in a closed-door meeting Friday at Goodwin Field. He told them he had not decided yet, but was likely considering the offer from Oregon. “He was very emotional,” Clark said. “It was pretty sad. [He told us] ‘I’m sorry for bailing on you guys.’” Horton’s contract with Oregon is for five years. It includes a base salary of $150,000 annually. He will garner an additional $250,000 in guaranteed income from radio and television contracts with the Oregon Sports Network and shoe and apparel agreements from Nike. Oregon has not had a baseball team since 1981 and has been looking for a head coach to revive the program for the 2009 season. Senior outfielder Chris Jones said he understood why Horton took the job. “The opportunity for him to start his own program was most enticing,” Jones said. “That much money is life changing.” Jones said Horton told the team that he would for

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Growing enrollment numbers add to perennial back-to-school headaches at Cal State Fullerton By Elisabeth donovan

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

As the blazing sun beats down on Cal State Fullerton, students face another hectic beginning to the semester. Besides paying fees and waiting in lines, students fight for parking spots and the chance to register. Brandon Ferin, an art major, is fed up with CSUF’s parking issue. “The structure was extremely chaotic the first day of school. I was here for only five minutes and some girl backed into my car,” he said. “That was an awful way to begin my senior year. It sucks we have to deal with that.” CSUF has nearly 36,000 students enrolled in the institution, up from 32,702 last spring. While climbing enrollment numbers bring diversity to the campus, they also bring problems with overcrowding.

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While this may help students attempting to log in, it can create problems for those searching for open classes. “I dread the first week of classes,” said Natalie Mir, 23, a child and adolescent development major. “I know I’m going to sit at the computer forever to log into TITAN Online. Even when I do log in, it takes so long for the page to change, I get kicked out again. It’s too much of a hassle when you need a class.” Amir Dabirian, the chief information technology officer for CSUF, assures students that the department has found a solution. “The load of students attempting to access TITAN Online is growing alongside enrollment,” he said. “The mainframe constantly reaches its full capacity. Beginning April 2008, the CSUs are switching to a program called PeopleSoft. This program is more modern than the IBM mainframe we use today.” PeopleSoft should help TITAN

Online with technical glitches and allow more people to log on at the same time. This new program is just one indicator that the problems students deal with on a daily basis at the beginning of every semester are only here for a short while. Kandy Mink Salas, Dean of Students, said the situation will become better as the semester wears on. “The parking structures and TITAN Online will both lighten up in a couple weeks,” she said. “I know there are many freshmen who are here for the first time and it’s hard for them to adjust. My advice would be to hang in there.” Salas said students should begin any school-related activities early, whether it be parking or registering, to help alleviate stress. “Students should treat college like an 8 to 5 job,” Salas said. “This is what life will be like after students graduate. It’s good to become accustomed to it.”

CSUF ranks among the Top 10 schools By Christin davis

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Every semester, Parking and Transportation Services issues approximately 24,600 student parking passes, but there are only 11,414 parking spots across campus, leaving a huge discrepancy. In response to the problem, parking enforcement is cracking down. Almost 2,000 parking tickets were issued in the first week alone. But while parking is a major hazard in the beginning of the semester, it is certainly not the only problem students face. TITAN Online remains a hassle for students hoping to register or petition new classes. The Portal, which provides both registration and financial services, is notoriously difficult to access the first few weeks of classes. With so many people logged on to the site, it often reaches its maximum limit. The Web site will also kick students off if they have remained inactive for three minutes.

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Cal State Fullerton is ranked as the 10th best public university in the West among public institutions that award master’s and bachelor’s degrees, but few doctorates. In the broader category that includes 127 public and private institutions in the West, Fullerton is ranked

37th — all as part of the 2008 edition of the weekly news magazine’s annual “America’s Best Colleges” list. “Being in the top 10 for the seventh year in a row definitely makes the university more distinguished on the West coast,” said Paul Rumberger, Associated Students, Inc. vice president for finance, in a phone interview. “We’re still a young school at only 50 years but have developed such quality programs. This proves our quality and

commitment to education.” The “America’s Best Colleges” list ranks 574 universities throughout the nation in four geographic regions. In the “Top Schools” category, which includes only universities with doctoral programs, Princeton University is ranked first on the list. The rankings are based on “widely accepted indicators of excellence,” according to U.S. News & World Report.

Advocate of faculty rights dies

Categories for each university’s overall score factor in both objective and subjective quantifiers including peer assessment at 25 percent, graduation and retention rates at 25 percent, faculty resources at 20 percent, student selectivity at 15 percent, financial resources at 10 percent and alumni giving at 5 percent. “The peer assessment is important,” said Ephraim Smith, CSUF See TOP 10, Page 2

G. Nanjundappa could have retired last year but he wanted to work through the implementation of a contract he helped acquire for his fellow faculty members. Born in India but a man who found a home at Cal State Fullerton as a sociology professor for 35 years, Nanjundappa died early Monday morning of heart complications at a hospital in San Diego, according to family friend and faculty member Mahamood Hassan. President of the CSUF chapter of California Faculty Association for six terms, he was pushed into the spotlight last year on campus as he rallied professors to strike following contentious NaNJUNDAPPA contract negotiations between the CFA and CSUs. “He was able to persuade a large number of the faculty in the spring to consider going on strike, a very strong action on the faculty,” said chemistry Professor Richard Deming, a colleague of Nanjundappa for 30 years. “He was able to frame the arguments in ways that were very straight forward and fairly obvious so the faculty could make a decision.” During his tenure as CFA president, Nanjundappa advocated reform centered on better benefits for part-time faculty, increased sabbatical leave and equity salary for professors, according to colleagues and friends. Throughout the process, professors praised Nanjundappa for keeping them informed of events as they transpired during the difficult period. Faculty were continuously updated through e-mails. “I received an e-mail from him last week with an update on the contract negotiations,” Tony Fellow, communications chair, said. “He was continuously updating the faculty so we knew what was going on.” Deming said Nanjundappa’s work as a sociologist probably helped him. “He was a very careful thinker. He analyzed data, information very well. As a social scientist, he was used to dealing with rather complex data,” Deming said. “He seemed to have that as a strength. He was very much oriented with looking at the numbers and making an argument with those.” This was supposed to be Nanjundappa’s final year before retiring, according to Jack Bedell, a former member of the Academic Senate and chair of the anthropology department. Nanjundappa had been battling diabetes and he had a triple bypass in January 2004. “He has not been well for years,” Bedell said. “We encouraged him to take full retirement last year but he wanted to be there for the implementation of the first year of the contract and he was supposed to retire this coming year.” Nanjundappa came to the United States in 1968 and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Georgia in 1976. He taught classes spanning a widearray of subjects that included population problems, human ecology and social research methods. The author of numerous published studies that covered migration, demographics and socio-psychological factors associated with health and family violence, Nanjundappa forged a strong reputation in his field after graduating with his B.A. from the University of Mysore and his M.A.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS Tourists in Honduras flee as Hurricane Felix nears

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) – Planes shuttled tourists from island resorts in a desperate airlift Monday as Hurricane Felix bore down on Honduras and Belize. But thousands of Miskito Indians were stranded in a swampy jungle where the Category 4 storm was expected to make landfall. Grupo Taca Airlines provided special free flights to the mainland, quickly touching down and taking off again to scoop up more tourists. Some 1,000 people were evacuated from the Honduran island of Roatan, popular for its pristine reefs and diving resorts. Another 1,000 were removed from low-lying coastal areas and smaller islands.

NATIONAL NEWS Bush envisions possible cutbacks but gives no timeable AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq (AP) - President Bush hinted at U.S. troop cutbacks in Iraq on Monday, saying security conditions are improving to the point “where I’m able to speculate on the hypothetical.” Bush, in a surprise visit to Iraq, was cautious to hedge his comments and make them conditional on security conditions continuing to improve. But he knew he had piqued peoples’ interest by raising the prospect for Americans weary of a war now in its fifth year. “Maybe I was intending to do that,” he told reporters as Air Force One carried him away from Iraq, after an eight-hour stop, toward Australia for meetings with Asia-Pacific leaders. Bush did not say how large a troop withdrawal might be possible or whether it might occur before next spring.

CAMPUS CALENDAR TODAY: Free Billiards, from 3 to 7 p.m.: Free Billiards offered to all students with a valid Titan card in the TSU Underground. WEDNESDAY: Dollar Bowling Night, from 6 to 10 p.m.: All bowling games and shoe rentals are $1 in the TSU Underground. THURSDAY: Titan Bowl and Billiards Open House, from 3 to 7 p.m.: Bowling games, billiards and food are all offered free in the TSU Underground. Free “Glow” Bowling, from 2 to 7 p.m.: “Glow” bowling is offered free with valid TitanCard in the TSU Underground. Show rentals are $2.50. FRIDAY: Intramural Sports Billiards Tournament, from noon to 3 p.m.: This one-day billiards

tournament is free for all students and staff with a valid ID in the TSU Underground. Blueprints Workshop - Reserving Campus Facilities, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.: The Student Resource center hosts workshop to help student leaders to utilize university resources for on-campus clubs and organizations. Men’s Soccer vs. Memphis - at Titan Stadium beginning at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 and free admission for all CSUF students with a valid Titan card. SUNDAY: Men’s Soccer vs. Michigan - at Titan Stadium beginning at 7 p.m. General admission tickets are $7 and free admission for all CSUF students with a valid Titan card.

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September 4, 2007

Founding member of CSUF faculty dies at 82 By Nathaniel Zablan

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

James W. Cusick, a former faculty member at Cal State Fullerton, died Aug. 23. He was 82. Cusick and his wife, Ruth, were on their way to Montana to visit family members when he died in his sleep at a hotel in Utah. Colleagues of Cusick remember him for always placing his students first. “He set the tone for secondary education that exists today,” said Helen Taylor, chair and professor of secondary education. Cusick spent 45 years in education and began teaching at Cal State Fullerton in 1961. Throughout his career at CSUF, he was a professor of secondary education, served as chair of the Division of Teacher Education from 1964-69 and 1980-86, and was director and coordinator of secondary education for 20 years. He became an emeritus professor in 1987; however, he still continued

to teach until 1994. Cusick was born on Nov. 18, 1924 and grew up in Laurel, Mont. His father was a railroad switchman and his mother ran a boarding house. He attended Montana State College (now Montana State University) where he earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry education. He went on to earn his master’s degree at Washington State University and received his doctorate from the University of Minnesota. Cusick dedicated his career not only to teaching, but to students as well, according to his colleagues. “Jim Cusick approached education from the long-respected philosophy that every child should have the opportunity for a meaningful and useful education,” said Joan Monteverde, education credential specialist for CSUF’s Credential Preparation Center. As an early member of the CSUF faculty, Cusick’s family remembers that he “always had an optimistic view” about being a part of the in-

stitution, despite the fact that the campus only had a few portable classrooms when he arrived. “He focused on all of the possibilities,” said Cusick’s son, Mike, an attorney who practices in Montana. In addition to Cusick’s work at CSUF, he was also an active member in the California Council on Teacher Education, formerly the California Council on the Education, which is dedicated to improving the education of teachers and administrators. He served as executive secretary from 1969-80, president from 198284 and past president from 1984-86. While Cusick moved to Fullerton in 1961, he remained an enthusiast for his native state of Montana. He would visit his home state every summer and was an avid fisherman, according to his family. “He was a self-educated person who saw the value of every individual,” Mike said. Cusick’s experience in education greatly influenced the future career paths of his three daughters, who all became educators like their father.

Connie is a high school science teacher in Montana; Mary teaches kindergarten in Lake Elsinore; and Cassie is a professor of neuroscience at Tulane University. “It’s important for teachers to value every one of their students,” Cassie said, in regards Cusick to lessons she learned from her father. Additionally, Cusick is survived by his wife of 55 years, sons Mike and James, and seven grandchildren. A vigil and mass in Cusick’s honor were held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Placentia, where he was an active member. Donations in Cusick’s memory may be sent to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, in care of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 717 N. Bradford Ave., Placentia, CA 92870; or Fairview Developmental Center, 2501 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

Top 10: Among the best IN THE WEST (from Page 1)

vice president for academic affairs. “It’s all a matter of perception and visibility — both strong factors that we have to have because we want the best students.” Offering 105 degree programs on a 236-acre campus, CSUF is one of the

state’s 23 California State Universities, all dedicated to quality education that is affordable and accessible by all students. “You know you’re going to get a good education here,” Rumberger said. “And you know business leaders in the area will hire CSUF graduates

because they know, regardless of what your major is, the level of core skills learned here.” California public universities accounted for seven spots of the top 10 public schools in the West for the master’s category. CSUF is also included in U.S.

News & World Report’s list of least expensive schools as well as “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” In addition, the university is cited among those schools with the highest graduation rates, having given diplomas to more than 9,500 students in 2007.

HORTON: DECISION ROCKS TITAN NATION (from Page 1)

ever be a part of CSUF. “He told us he ‘will always bleed orange and blue,’” Jones said. “He said we [the players] will always be in his heart.” Horton was unavailable for comment, but he told players at the meeting that he received a phone call from the Oregon search committee telling him about the job. Last Sunday, he was on a private jet owned by Nike Founder Phil Knight heading to Eugene, Ore. to be wooed for two days by the university committee. “You’re not going to find too many people who won’t take that offer,” Clark said. Jones had similar feelings about the situation. “I agree [with his decision], we all agreed,” Jones said. “He’s an emotional guy, I’m sure it was hard for him to walk away.” Jones said Horton’s trip to Oregon was random and without in-

tentions. [at CSUF] was to get ready for pro “[He] went up there not knowing ball,” Suzuki said. “He really helped he would take the job,” Jones said. me with my fundamentals.” Assistant Suzuki said Coach Jason he has all the Gill is followconfidence in ing Horton to world in the He’s doing whatever is Oregon and best for his family and I’ll decisions his will earn an former head be rooting for him. The annual salary coach at CSUF man knows what he is of $120,000. makes. Gill worked “He’s dodoing. as an assistant ing whatever – Kurt Suzuki and recruiting is best for his Former Titans Catcher c o o rd i n a t o r family and I’ll under Horton be rooting for for the last him,” Suzuki three seasons. said. “The man He was also knows what he the team’s primary hitting instruc- is doing.” tor. CSUF Athletic Director Brian Kurt Suzuki, the starting catcher Quinn said at the meeting that the for the 2004 Titans national cham- search for a new head coach would pionship team and current Oakland begin Tuesday. Athletics’ starting catcher, had some Jones said one name he believes things to say about Horton. should be on the list is longtime As“The thing he helped me most sistant Coach Rick Vanderhook.

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“I think [Vanderhook] is easily most deserving,” Jones said. “He has been there longer than anyone in the program. He has implemented almost all of our baseball strategies that us Titans pride ourselves on.” Horton was promoted to head coach in 1996 after Augie Garrido left to coach the University of Texas. Horton led the Titans to a 452-1871 overall record since taking over for Garrido. His .707 winning percentage is fifth-best among active Division I coaches. CSUF has gone to six of the last nine NCAA College World Series’ under Horton, including winning the 2004 championship. He was named National Coach of the Year in 2003 and 2004. Horton also played for the 1975 Titans national championship team before graduating from CSUF in 1978. News editor Laurens Ong contributed to this story.

COP BLOTTER: Man has seizure on campus

WEDNESDAY AUG. 27 1:47 p.m. A parking permit was stolen from Lot E.

12:46 p.m. An elderly man suffered a seizure outside of Langsdorf Hall. A report was taken. 12:16 p.m. Police were called after a 19/20 year old male was found unconscious after he hit his head inside the Humanities building. A report was taken. THURSDAY AUG. 28 6:09 p.m. Police was asked by a fe-

male to check for any damages done to her vehicle. The woman called for assistance after she found a car parked, touching her bumper. FRIDAY AUG. 29 7:18 p.m. A male buying coffee had his car stolen. The male went to get coffee and ten minutes later discovered his car was missing from Parking Structure 1.

SATURDAY Aug. 30. 1:28 a.m. Police were called to confront a male harassing residents in the Boondocker Apartments on

NANJUNDAPPA: AN ADVOCATE FOR LABOR RIGHTS (from Page 1)

from Karnataka University in India. In his free time, Hassan said Nanjundappa enjoyed “cooking in his home, reading and socializing with

friends.” Nanjundappa is survived by his daughter, Gita, a former CSUF communications major and his ex-wife Guitui.

Langsdorf Drive. The man was going door to door in the early hours of the morning. SUNDAY Aug. 31 5:30 p.m. A single vehicle was found spinning out into a ditch.

12:39 p.m. Police were called to assist a 40-year-old male at the Track Sports Complex. The male had possibly broken his leg while playing soccer. A report was taken. MONDAY SEPT. 1 5:15 p.m. In the quad outside the

Performing Arts building smoldering chips were found inside of a trash can. Police arrived and recorded a false alarm. 7:29 p.m. Someone pushed one of the blue phones. Police arrived to check out the scene. Children were heard in the general location. 11:28 p.m. A man, possibly drunk, was found standing next to a vehicle, throwing objects in the north end of Parking Lot E. Police initiated the suspicious male.


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Discoverfest serves to showcase campus diversity Clubs and organizations come out on the quad to promote their endeavors By URMI RAHMAN

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

Discoverfest, an event showcasing various clubs, organizations and resources available to students at Cal State Fullerton, was held Wednesday and Thursday in the quad as part of the Titan Weeks of Welcome. The two-day event allows new and returning students to take notice of the social and cultural options available to them. CSUF’s fraternities and sororities dominated their section with large, colorful letters and a flow of members enlisting new students. Associated Students, Inc. represented their school pride through the Titan Tusk Force. The committee promotes campus unity and identity through various programs and by supporting Titan Athletics. There were also a myriad of religious clubs promoting their faith and beliefs. The Muslim Student Association encouraged students to look past the stereotypes associated with their religion and, instead, learn about their faith. “Our main purpose is to help establish prayer on campus and networking,” said Sumanah Mithani, 20, a public relations officer for the association. There were also several brand new and relatively unknown groups hidden amongst the Greeks, student committees and established clubs that also laid out their spirit at Discoverfest. One cultural dance group that popped up on campus this year is Ballet Folklorico de CSUF. The group focuses on learning about the traditional folk dances of Mexico and is currently still recruiting new members. “We want to get a dance group together. We’re trying to get started here in CSUF,” said Missy Mercado, 21, a public relations officer. “We’re welcoming anybody – even those who just want to support. We want to start learning about it and hopefully next semester we can start dancing.” Another recent club that has developed at CSUF is the South Pacific Islander Cultural Association. “We’re not only looking for South Pacific Islanders, we want others to learn about our culture and to eliminate stereotypes,” third-year student Anastasia Suesue, 19, said. “We’re not a dance group, either. We want people to learn the meaning [behind what we do].” The Latin community is well represented on campus through Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan and Hermanas Unidas. MEChA advocates for the progress and advancement of Latin communities while HaU concentrates on the development and education of women. “We were one of the first organizations on campus. MEChA helped bring Chicano studies [to CSUF],” senior Jessica Acosta said. African Americans also have various organizations designed to bring their community together through positive interaction, unity and networking. Sistertalk, an African American women’s discussion group, focuses

By Cameron Pemstein/Daily Titan Photo Editor Chris Jennings [left] talks with Kyle Marienthal about joining the Cal State Fullerton lacrosse team during Discoverfest in the inner quad last week. The two-day event was an opportunity for students to learn about the various clubs and organizations at CSUF.

By Urmi rahman/Daily Titan Staff Writer [Left] Students lingering on campus were given directions where to go to look for specific programs, organizations, services and clubs offered at Discoverfest. [Above] Scrapbooks, pamphlets and a sign-up sheet were showcased at MECHa’s booth. “We were one of the first organizations on campus. MECcha helped bring Chicano studies [to CSUF],” senior Jessica Acosta said.

on issues that affect black women on campus and in society. For all the Arab students at CSUF, there exists the Middle Eastern Student Society. “We want to spread the culture to those who don’t know about us,” Vice President Randa Wa-

hid, 21, said. The group will offer belly dancing and henna tattoos as alternative ways to learn about traditions. The Queer Straight Alliance provides a safe environment for students to connect with others, get educated

and involved with the campus. “It’s hard to meet people in the community [who are gay] so this is a safe way [to do so],” Public Relations Officer Christina Chidhalay, 22, said. The myriad groups represent the

diverse student population apparent at CSUF. Each has developed its own identity but the ideas of education and indiscrimination are adapted among the majority. Titan WOW is sponsored by Stu-

dent Life and New Student Programs. CSUF reserves the first two weeks of each semester for WOW. Students are invited to join campus life and encouraged to get involved outside of the classroom through the events offered.

CSUF hopes collaboration with Howard University leads to more Two teaching interns are currently on campus with another to arrive in 2008 By JOY Alicia

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

This semester, Howard University pre-doctoral student Andrene Taylor is helping Cal State Fullerton make history. Currently teaching women’s studies, Taylor is part of CSUF’s new partnership with Howard, a prestigious, historically black, private university. Although she has only lived in California for a few weeks, Taylor already feels like a Titan. “I feel very welcomed by the university administration,” Taylor said. “My department and the students have been great. I look forward to coming here everyday.” An agreement made between Howard and CSUF establishes a pre-doctoral internship for Howard graduate students completing their dissertations. It gives students like Taylor an opportunity to teach at CSUF. “So far, everything’s going well,”

Taylor said. “I’m where I need to be, I’m in it. I’m doing it.” The graduate student has a contagious laugh and bubbly personality, but she’s also focused, driven and organized. While in her campus office, she points to her bookshelf and says she has put a lot of thought into how she has arranged the various books in her collection. “The first shelf has books on sex and sexuality, the second shelf has Caribbean literature, the third is British writers, influencer’s, the fourth shelf has African American narrative voice, sexuality, power ...” Taylor said. Her diverse collection represents her perfectly. Taylor’s major is literature and her focus is on black women’s writing and topics of sex and sexuality. While attending Howard, Taylor discovered her interest in female writers and knew she wanted to teach the literature she finds interesting. However, while Howard’s prestige and research-oriented institution may be something many East Coast students are well-versed in, CSUF business major, Mitan Tram, 22, is just becoming acquainted with what Howard represents. He did not know of the university,

its history, research or tradition. Although he’s no Howard historian, Tram thinks CSUF’s partnership with the distinguished East Coast university is beneficial to all. “It’s always a good idea [for students] to have different perspectives,” Tram said. “A subject shouldn’t be dominated by one background.” Howard’s Taylor and Kellie Weiss are currently on campus teaching women’s studies and English classes, while a third intern, Ingar Johnson, will teach sociology during the spring semester. CSUF’s new agreement was signed by Orlando L. Taylor, dean of Howard’s Graduate School and Vice Provost for research, and President Milton Gordon. “Howard University is the nation’s largest producer of African-American Ph.D.s and we are excited about being the first university west of the Mississippi to partner with Howard,” Gordon said. “This is an opportunity for us to increase the diversity of our faculty.” The partnership is the brainchild of Thomas Klammer, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Steven N. Murray, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Howard administrators

and their graduate students. “The pre-doctoral fellows will spend a year with us, teaching a class and learning what is involved in being a professor while they finish their dissertations,” Klammer said. Many Howard University students are African American, and Klammer said the agreement is not only a faculty recruitment strategy, but is also a helpful way to diversify CSUF’s faculty. The goals of the pre-doctoral internships are to enhance faculty diversity in American higher education, and to increase diversity and cultural understanding in collegial and institutional relationships, according to public affairs. “Howard is one of the universities with a Preparing Future Faculty two-year program for grad students,” Klammer said. “Students can get predoctoral internships, spend a year at a partner university, teach a class [and] work on their Ph.D. dissertations.” Additionally, the program is designed to give students experience and guidance. A CSUF faculty member will mentor each grad student. This partnership has been two years in the making, and CSUF professors may also have another excuse to gain

By Joy Alicia/Daily Titan Staff Writer Howard University pre-doctoral candidate Andrene Taylor is one of two teaching interns on campus this fall semester. “I feel very welcomed by the administration,” Taylor said.

frequent flyer miles. As part of the agreement, Howard will invite CSUF faculty to join in academic events and projects at their Washington D.C. university. Klammer also hopes Howard’s predoctoral students will enjoy their experience and apply for teaching positions here. He is confident in their qualifications. “The students are pre-selected by

Howard,” Klammer said. “They all have some teaching experience and, so far, the program has been successful.” Taylor said the agreement between the two schools is groundbreaking. “California is a national leader of a lot of important educational initiatives, and to have our students take part in this agreement is a huge opportunity for our institution,” Taylor said.


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Though making money fast is attractive, not all jobs are created equal Eleni Reed

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

Make one million dollars a week! Or not, but around campus, there are job fliers claiming outrageous incomes for minimal skills and virtually no hours of work. While it may seem the want advertisements are bogus, students shouldn’t fear them. In reality, only a handful of these posters are deceitful, and Cal State Fullerton is very particular about whom it allows to post job listings in order to protect students. Associate Director of the Career Center, Sean Gil, emphasized that all employers are screened through the Dean of Students to have their job listings approved, prior to posting their fliers on the bulletin boards. If the Dean of Students office confirms the company is reputable, then the employer can post their flier. “A lot of people think they can post whatever they want, but it’s just not true,” Gil said. He notes that the key thing students should understand is that any notification posted on campus needs to be authorized through the Dean of Students office. However, if the job declaration is still suspicious, students can research the enterprise through three different databases on campus. “The Pollak Library subscribes to some really powerful research databases that companies also subscribe to so they can investigate their competitors,” Gil said. Gil works with three other staff members to approve the companies that are registered on Titan Connection. “There is an employee tablet that students can use to search all employers that have been approved. [Currently] there have been 15,000 to 20,000 jobs that have been approved in the system,” Gil said.

But, if the job announcement on ternational, is an example of an the bulletin board has a stamp of ap- employer who followed the CSUF proval, it is a good indication of the guidelines to display her job comlegitimacy of the establishment. mercial to offer reputable work. Gil pointed out numerous red Grizzle is the manager of her own flags that should tip students off small business that sells Arbonne when seeking employment from a health and wellness products. questionable company. “I thought college students would Some of his advice just reinforces be perfect because they are busy and the old adage. need flexible hours,” Grizzle said. “If it sounds too good to be true, She does not want students to beware. If it’s promising 30 minutes think her company is a sham and per week with lots of money . . . well, is seeking employees with high mothat’s an obvious one,” Gil said. tivation and the desire to work for Other warnings are e-mail ad- themselves. dresses that are personal, such as Arbonne International can be Gmail or America Online, versus a found in the Titan Connection dacorporate e-mail address. tabase. Students should also be wary of If a student does find employbeing asked to download a program ment through the job postings in or software in order to apply for a the Career Center and runs into job. problems, Gil re“You never know inforces students to what type of keylet the center know, capturing software If it’s promising 30 as well. they are asking you minutes per week “They need to let to download onto with lots of money, us know, because your computer,” Gil the only way well that’s an obvious that’s said. we can find out Potential em- one. about bad jobs that ployers should not – Sean Gil need to have issues be asking for peraddressed,” Gil Associate Director, sonal information said. Career Center up front, such as To date, Gil your Social Security said he has not enNumber and private information, countered any circumstances where either. students had issues with companies Also, be wary of companies that found through the Career Center. ask applicants to make an investTitan Connection has about ment before they get paid, Gil said. 2,000 jobs listed specifically for A perfect example of an invest-to- CSUF students. work company can be found around Employers seek this campus beCSUF is www.onlinework33.com. cause they know a CSUF graduate is The association offers $250 a day for qualified for the job, Gil said. 30 minutes work doing data entry. “We have a large poll of students The Web site’s home page lists a -- 36,000. [The university is] one of $99.95 fee to become employed. the largest on the west coast, one of On various blog journals, such the most diverse campuses and [the as Yahoo! Answers, students have students are] smart,” Gil said. questioned this company and have Eric Fegley, a May 2006 CSUF received numerous replies that any graduate, is currently employed with company that asks for money is a Ricoh, a company that sells copiers. scam. He majored in business with an emAnother red flag tip Gil gave was phasis in marketing and a technical to look for a Web site on the job sales background. posting. However, not all corpora“I did not have a hard time findtions are crooked because they do ing a job. And, out of 24 guys, I was not provide a site on an ad. sales rep of the month [for July],” Amber Grizzle, of Arbonne In- Fegley said.

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By Cameron Pemstein/ Daily Titan Photo Editor

At the corner of Nutwood and Commonwealth, students pass by a flier for potential work opportunities. Like many fliers seen around campus, it offers exceptional pay and flexible hours and the missing contact tags suggest some people were interested.


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September 4, 2007

International Flair

By Ian Hamilton/Daily Titan Executive Editor Santa Ana’s Old World Kettle Corn supplied hot kettle corn to hundreds of fair visitors.

By Aline Lessner/For the Daily Titan Monica Diaz, 10, climbs the climbing wall in the Children’s Village at the fair.

By Aline Lessner/For the Daily Titan Isaia Mickelson, Lead singer of the Raspados, plays at the Fair on Saturday afternoon.

The 35th annual Orange International Street Fair works to make the fair more “family friendly”

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By Rob Weaver

Daily Titan Staff Writer

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eople hide behind dark glasses while hat brims are pulled low to obscure glistening foreheads from the Southern California sun. Thousands toughed out the 100-plus degree temperatures over Labor Day weekend to attend the 35th annual Orange International Street Fair, a three-day festival featuring international food, entertainment and shopping. The fair began at 5 p.m. on Friday and continued all day Saturday and Sunday. Although cuisine and performances have an ethnic twist at the fair, the event itself is an all-American one that raises money for charities. According to Vice President Brian Lochrie, the Orange County International Street Fair committee is a nonprofit group that works year-round organizing the event, which provides opportunities for local nonprofits and fraternal organizations to make money for charity. “It’s certainly a unique event,” Lochrie said. “It’s a lot of fun.” Lochrie said the committee begins planning the fair in October of the previous year. “We work closely with the city of Orange,” Lochrie said. “We try to get ethnic and cultural entertainment.” The philanthropic efforts are lost on some Orange residents and street fair attendees, who think the fair offers a watered-down sense of culture. Michael Uribe, a music teacher and retired bartender, said he has lived in Orange his entire life and thinks the fair leaves something to be desired. “I’m very disappointed, for the most part,” Uribe said. Although the fair offers some culturally diverse cuisine, Uribe said there is more to it than that. “History, culture and the things that envelope a culture, those things are more important,” Uribe said. Other residents see fun as the fair’s main purpose, rather than to educate anyone about international cultures.

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By Aline Lessner/For the Daily Titan Amanda Ledesma, 5, gets hearts painted on her face by Stephanie Cheistophere at the Children’s Village.

“I think it’s just a good time,” said Billy Jones, 27, a lifetime Orange resident. “It’s not trying to be a political statement.” Jones said he has gone to the street fair his entire life and remembers going to the fair in high school to raise money with the Orange High School football team. He comes back every year to enjoy a beer, a bratwurst and to bump into people from his community. Though he admits the Budweiser beer and very limited variety of German foods do little to educate Orange residents, Jones said he still thinks it is good for people to see different cultures. “It’s more like something for the community,” Jones said. “We’re not trying to solve world problems here.” Most of the vendors at the fair are volunteers who raise money for a variety of causes, many of them with local benefactors. Each street at the fair has a different cultural theme to coincide with the items that are sold. Volunteers from the Orange High School

of the Arts sold “Aussie potatoes” and Australian ice cream on Australian Street while the local Elks chapter sold fish and chips on English Street. Street vendors made money selling usual street fair products like kitschy T-shirts, knock-off sunglasses and psychic palm readings. Orange residents also capitalized on the enterprising spirit of the street fair. “Ice-cold water!” kids shouted as they sold bottled water from their front lawns for $1 to parched fair-goers. Over the years, the street fair has consistently drawn massive crowds. Lochrie said the fair is the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi. Soaking up the sun, Patrick Kelly, 41, said he has been coming to the fair for 15 years. He said he thinks the only thing that has changed about it is that now there are more police officers and “less gang-bangers.” “The problem is gone,” Kelly said. “It’s been sanitized.”

From the not-much-cooler shade of an ATM awning, two Orange police officers watch the crowd ebb and flow. After 14 years and 12 years respectively working at the fair, officers Hall and Hein said when that many people are together and beer is available, something is bound to happen. “If you’re here all day, you’ll see some stuff.” Hall said. The officers said the fair is generally a peaceful event, but there is always the occasional scuffle, which is a result of combining heat and alcohol. “It almost happens, like, right away,” Hall said. “Just all of the sudden, everybody’s drunk.” Jack Wilson, another life long Orange resident, said he has been to each street fair since it began in 1973. Finding refuge from the sun at Paul’s Cocktails on one of the closedto-traffic streets and clad in his decade-old 25th annual street fair T-shirt, Wilson said he wasn’t sure if the fair has changed at all over the past 35 years. “I don’t know,” Wilson said. “I’ve never been sober.” Budweiser sponsored beer is abundant at the fair. Lochrie said one of the goals of the committee this year was to make the event more “family friendly.” “We’re excited because we’ve added something called the children’s village,” Lochrie said. The village was an idea that had been eliminated previously, but had returned this year and featured kid-friendly activities such as slides, face painting and a rock-climbing wall, Lochrie said. Many of the performers at the fair were also children. One of the most poignant moments of this year’s fair came on Friday night as the International Peace Choir, a children’s choir dressed in a panoply of ethnic garb, succeeded in momentarily stopping passers-by with their rendition of “It’s a small world after all.”

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Opinion

Cause and effect By Elisabeth Donovan

Daily Titan Staff Writer

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An education was once something only wealthy individuals could obtain. Part of one’s American dream was to become a scholar, and most people couldn’t afford that. The establishment of public universities changed everything. Thanks to these institutions, people from different socio-economic backgrounds can work equally towards a college degree. Unfortunately, life is changing for California State University students. Last week, Governor Schwarzenegger cut $60 million in funding to California’s public institutions. Next fall, CSU tuition will increase 10% for undergraduate students, and 12% for graduate students. This has been the sixth fee increase in seven years. Since 2002, tuition has nearly doubled. CSU undergraduate students must now pay well over $3,000 for the academic year. Graduate students are hit the hardest, and should expect to pay over $4,000. Over-priced books and parking fees add to the problem. While a 10% tuition rise is minor to comfortable students, this increase is another slap in the face for those from low-income families. “The college experience,” a life passage prized by the middle class, is becoming a fantasy for many people. In today’s competitive world, a wellrounded education is imperative. Adults fresh from school must have an impeccable resume and GPA to land a good job. Most people who work full-time can’t immerse themselves in school. Their grades suffer, as work is their first priority. Many also can’t participate in extra-curricular activities. With fees on the rise, their situation is worsening. Students are finding it tougher to stay afloat in a sea of college expenses.

If this issue continues, some will drown in debt. Last year, roughly 9 million U.S. citizens applied for Free Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). This service, which offers eligible students pell grants, helps CSU students immensely. The maximum grant for a student deemed dependent is $2550, while inde-

pendent students may receive $5,790. Although FAFSA assists people in need, their awards can’t cover everybody. Many middle-class students have parents who refuse to pay for their education. Because of their dependent status, these students don’t qualify for FAFSA grants. The fee increase may potentially hurt them the most. State legislatures claim these tuition increases are vital to maintain the quality of each institution. The 2007-2008 hike supposedly accounts for back budget cuts and inflation. However, CSUs are criticized for compensation of their executives. According to a San Francisco Chronicle article, CSU executives have received a 23 percent salary raise over the past two years. Thanks to us, they can finally afford that Mercedes S-class. My question is this: If CSU officials truly care about their students, why are they dropping this issue on our shoulders? We students shouldn’t account for California’s budget deficit. The state created public institutions for a reason. Though state legislatures claim they value education, they’re not working in our best interest. Public universities are responsible for the state’s future. California’s status may be put in jeopardy if people can’t afford an education. If fees continue to increase, CSUs will lose the diversity they prize.

September 4, 2007

Gonzales fiasco, one of many for Republicans By Angelina Lerma

Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

Many immigrants see America as an escape from poverty and oppression. A place where anything is possible and there was no better example of the American dream then Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales. The son of migrant workers Gonzalez was a first generation Mexican-American who grew up with little and climbed his way to the top. On Monday, Aug. 27 he announced he was resigning. Gonzales was facing a possible investigation from the Democratic majority in the Senate after he fired eight U.S. attorneys for questionable reasons that many Democrats saw as a political maneuver for the Republican Party. Although many people are relieved and thinking it’s about time, I can’t help but wonder how this will truly affect the US. For the Hispanic community, Gonzales’ resignation removes a role model. This time it isn’t just another wealthy politician born with all the right connections. It is a self-made man leaving in the middle of a scandal. Gonzales wasn’t born into a political family; he was born to migrant workers and this, for a time, made him a great role model. For many members in the Hispanic community, Gonzales represented what America could provide and showed that if you keep working hard and teach your children to work hard they too can succeed. Now a man who gave hope to the immigrant community is stepping down because he couldn’t or just didn’t attempt to get his office back in shape and get the American people back on his side. At the end of it all Gonzales’ only option seemed to be to step down

and leave it for the next person. He left the Bush administration before the scandal reached the Oval Office and it leaves me wondering if he was in office to serve the American people or if he was in office to simply serve the president? This investigation would once again place the Bush administration under the microscope, and instead of letting that happen, Gonzales left his position. In a similar fashion to Karl Rove he apologized to the president, addressed the American people in a press conference and left. This seems to be an unsettling new policy in Bush’s White House: don’t blame me, ask the new guy. It also takes away the attention from the oval office and places it on someone new. In this case it places all the blame on a man who before this scandal seemed to be the model citizen and a true example of what America can provide. According to his biography on the White House Web site, he was given many awards for his contributions to the Hispanic community. Now he will only be remembered as the man who left while still under investigation. What does Gonzales leaving really solve for the American people anyway? It doesn’t get the eight U.S. attorneys rehired or explain why they were fired in the first place and it won’t or shouldn’t stop the investigation. One of the main problems with him resigning is that he went out on his own terms and if Bush pardons him who will be held accountable? Two questions still remain: will he still have to go through an investigation, and is resigning justice or is it just a way out? Although I think it was about time Gonzales quit, his departure See Gonzales, Page 7


Virtual job interviews can be beneficial By Jennifer Church

Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com

Online job-hunting is taken to a new level as people are now able to interview in cyberspace. Through the virtual community Second Life, people using avatars are able attend job fairs and interview with recruiters. National Public Radio reports there are currently about two dozen companies who recruit in Second Life, but that online recruiting should expand as the world adds more members and companies begin to use it in different ways. The report also said the Vancouver Police Department is now recruiting in Second Life for tech-savvy applicants to combat cybercrime and potential crime within the cybercommunity. You can get practically anything online, so why not a job? Are virtual interviews the same as person-to-person interviews? Both interviews have pro’s and cons.

In cyberspace, you can get creative with what you’re wearing. However, there is such a thing as being too creative. Avatars are easy enough to create if you know what you’re looking for. But, what makes it hard is that there are myriads of choices. Should you forego the suit and wear something a little more trendy or casual, or just come in as teddy bear? If you’re interviewing via avatar, you can be creative, but maybe being too creative can cost you a job. Another positive would be the ability to press the backspace button while answering a question. I can certainly appreciate my potential employer not hearing me say “uhm” or “like” as I answer questions. An avatar will never have a wrinkle that you missed while ironing. Your interviewer won’t see the pearls of sweat collecting on your forehead or even worse the sweaty spots on your underarms as your nerves get the better of you. I remember seeing an big white stain (from foot powder) on my brown stockings after an

interview at Earthlink. To this day, I wonder if the interviewer even saw the stain, if it was just a lackluster interview, or maybe they found a better candidate. On the other hand, wouldn’t you want to see where you’ll be working physically? Visiting an office would allow you to feel its vibe and culture. Perhaps a Second Life interview could be a great warm up for candidates. It can function as a phone interview. They can get a feel for their potential employers and vice-versa, and if it seems like a good fit, they can interview in person. There is also the downside of the digital divide. As ubiquitous as the Internet is, not everyone has access to it. Second Life software is a heavy download and there are lag issues. You need a fast computer for graphics, let alone the actual interview. Cyberspace recruiting leaves out many potential candidates: people who cannot afford computers, people who are just not tech-savvy at all (young and old), and the ones

Art by Rocky Vidal / For the Daily Titan who are just not educated enough to know of other resources available to them. For now, it seems as if Second Life interviews would be a fun and creative way to “meet” potential employers. However, it can never take the place of meeting and interacting face to face. Most importantly, it leaves out a lot of people and perhaps even widens the gap between the haves and the have-nots.

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for everybody to view on BadJocks. com. Bob Reno, owner of BadJock’s, spends his time searching Internet Web sites such as MySpace.com, Facebook.com, and Webshots.com for incriminating photos of collegiate and high school athletes. You would think student athletes would be able to comprehend the simple fact that if they posted photos of themselves or others in a profile viewable to the public, there could be consequences for their actions. Yet every single day, Bob Reno seems to find a new story or photo of some college athletes doing something to get themselves suspended from school or arrested because they chose to make their life public. A prime example of such carelessness are the photos taken of University of Iowa football players Domi-

nique Douglas, Anthony Bowman and Arvell Nelson. The three were shown flashing large amounts of cash and liquor bottles, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Douglas and Bowman were arrested for unauthorized, felony suspicion of credit cards and were suspended indefinitely from the team. The Press-Citizen also stated that while they reviewed more than 40 Iowa football players’ Facebook accounts, they found 20 more underage players engaging in different drinking activities. While browsing their public viewable pages, the Press-Citizen reported they found messages the students sent to each other making racial slurs and speaking about their alcohol consumption. Students coming right out of high school, as well as current col-

lege athletes, should be taking extra caution when posting any pictures of themselves at a party or event. Universities and companies are always checking MySpace accounts for information that can be detrimental to the reputation of their institutions. For some reason, people still seem to enjoy leaving comments up for other people to read even when they know it’s something that can possibly get them in trouble. I think some people just want the attention they receive from their peers and forget what the big picture is all about. Now is the time to realize what you all are doing online before you end up in a very unfortunate situation. So, the next time you take a photo with your camera phone and jump on your MySpace, think twice.

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Lately it seems as though everybody is living half of their life online. If people don’t own a MySpace account, they probably own a Facebook account. Everybody, from athletes to celebrities, students and parents, seems to own one. Every day on campus I see people browsing their MySpace accounts in the library and the classrooms. After watching a segment on ESPN SportsCenter this past week called “College Athletes Gone Wild,” I realized how many careless student athletes really exist. Student hazing rituals, drunken college parties and photos of other incriminating events are all available

Gonzales: Republican fiasco

From Page 7 may only solve the immediate problems of the attorney general’s office and make a lot of people breathe a little easier but it doesn’t really solve anything else. Unfortunately as long as this administration is still in office, which thankfully isn’t for much longer, the people hired and fired will be frighteningly similar. Bush will still appoint the next person, and how can anyone be sure the appointee will be an asset to the country? By quitting, Gonzales gave Bush the ability to find someone new leaving America wondering who is next. Even if the President learns from his mistakes and chooses a great new attorney general and they get approved by the Senate, he or she will still be buried under the problems of his or

her predecessor. No matter how good the person is they will still be held accountable for fixing the problems caused by Gonzales’ investigation before the end of Bush’s term. If the appointee succeeds he or she will be remembered as a great attorney general and if the person fails he or she will be remembered as the second mistake made by Bush, at least regarding the attorney general. In either case the next person will be left to do the clean up and nothing else. Gonzales may have done the right thing by resigning his position but it doesn’t solve anything. All America can do is hope that the next person will make a difference and fix the problems that were left behind.

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Horton’s departure will not deter program

Student athletes beware: don’t incriminate yourself By Siamak Djahanshahi

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September 4, 2007

First anger then disbelief, now fear. We’re only talking about a baseball coach here, but the loss of George Horton as Titans’ baseball coach signifies the end of an era, an era that defined our school. Horton is reportedly taking a job at University of Oregon to revive a baseball program currently on hiatus. Setting over from scratch, Horton is leaving an established and successful program, which has been thriving under fan support and tradition, into one with no history. Winning programs often define a college campus, and our identity lies on Goodwin Field. It’s what separates us from the CSU campuses in the southland. We actually have a winning program. (No Long Beach State, beating us in basketball to lose in the first round of the NCAA tournament last year does not count). UC, Irvine may have sneaked into the College World Series and become the tournament’s Cinderella, but it still took the longest game in College World Series history to beat us. Unlike many collegiate baseball programs, we are expected to be in the College World Series every year. Nebraskans call us Cal State Omaha simply because we have set up a permanent camp across the street from the site of college baseball’s holy grail, Rosenblatt

Stadium in Omaha. Our baseball program is in a precarious position; we must find someone who will succeed Horton in the same manner that Horton himself did when Auggie Carrido moved to Texas. It is in this hope that all Titans fans can find solace in. Horton had the daunting task of succeeding a legendary coach who won three titles. Horton continued the tradition by winning one of his own in 2004. The future successor will face obstacles, but all the right tools will be at his disposal. Although losing Horton will mean the loss of a great recruiting engine, CSUF will remain to be a top destination for recruits due to a culture of winning that exists in our campus. Teams often overlook us, but time and time again we have prevailed to prove doubters wrong. This year will not be different. Our coach is gone, and our game is different. Wrong. That’s what they said when we faced last year’s powerhouse UCLA. It was supposed to be their time and not ours. But even in our off year, we walked into Omaha feeling right at home. Losing Horton is one thing that will take time to recover, but if the past if any indication, tradition and our culture of winning will take us to Omaha for years to come.


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September 4, 2007

Titans soccer undefeated after opening weekend In a heated battle of opposing Titans, CSUF edges Detroit-Mercy 1-0

By Christy Orgeta

Daily Titan Staff Writer sports@dailytitan.com

By Elyse Marozick

Daily Titan Staff Writer sports@dailytitan.com

Spectators were seeing double the amount of Titans at the men’s soccer game Sunday where the Cal State Fullerton Titans battled the University of Detriot-Mercy Titans. CSUF came out on top for the second time this weekend. With temperatures well into the triple digits by the 2 p.m. game time, spectators shaded themselves from the blazing sun, taking cover in the top three rows of the stadium. Free snow cones were thrown out to fans who came out to bear the scorching heat. After a 10-minute delay due to a missing team lineup, the game got underway. Senior Captain Amir Shafii scored the first and only goal of the game a mere 85 seconds into the first half. His header came off the corner kick of sophomore Michael Farfan, setting the tone for the remainder of the game. “It’s a good start when you get early goals because it lifts the team’s confidence for the rest of the game,” Shafii said. The goal was Shafii’s first of the season. The CSUF Titans found themselves battling not only the heat, but an extremely aggressive team compared to others they have played. Although no yellow or red cards were given, coaches and players had words with each other and the referees.

Newly-acquired Titan overcomes his challenges

Titans’ T. J. Detviler trips over the Detroit-Mercy goalkeeper Bryan Kloss during the match at Titan Stadium Sunday.

Titans Ben Hofstetter and Skyler Thuresson celebrate with Amir Shafii after he scored the only goal of the game against Detroit-Mercy.

In the first half, the head coach from Detroit-Mercy complained to a referee about the use of foul lan-

guage on the field by a member of the CSUF team, only to turn around and yell at one of his own players. The aggression and physicality of Detroit-Mercy only pushed CSUF to play harder. “You can see the nature of your own team when dealing with a more aggressive opponent,” Shafii said. “In this game our team showed good character.” The CSUF Titans were missing a key player due to an injury in Friday night’s game. German Moreno, a senior who started in Friday’s season opener, was sidelined Sunday with a sprained ankle. Watching from the sidelines, Moreno said he believed his team did struggle a bit throughout the

game due to the pressure from the other team, but his Titans had the advantage because they had been playing in hot conditions for the past few weeks. Detroit-Mercy had some close calls in the CSUF box, but senior goalkeeper Brent Douglas played great defense in keeping the ball out of the net. Detroit’s goalkeeper had to leave the game in the second half after taking a big hit from freshman T.J. Detviler who was wide open for a shot at the time. Detroit’s coach argued with the referee that too much time was lost while waiting to see if his player was hurt. Detviler was not injured. Second year Head Coach Bob

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Ammann was slightly frustrated with the way the men played but was happy with the outcome. “We definitely did not play as well as we could have,” Ammann said. “But what I am most proud of is this two-game shutout to start off the season, because we didn’t see this until the end of our season last year.” Although the heat did seem to affect both teams by the second half, the CSUF Titans kept pushing along and came out on top. Many of the players agreed with Coach Ammann regarding how well they played, but nobody could complain with the favorable score. The Titans play again Friday night against Memphis in Titan Stadium.

Titan soccer forward Joshua Meyer believes everything happens for a reason. No stranger to the brighter times of life, 21-year-old Meyer knows what it is to be a winner. As the captain of the state championship-winning Cerritos College team, Meyer has experienced an ample amount of time at the top. His times below, however, crafted Meyer into the individual he is today. Meyer played one season with Cerritos High where then Cerritos College Assistant Coach Benny Artiaga took notice. “He had special qualities,” Artiaga said. “When I found out he wasn’t playing college ball, I knew there’d be a place for him in junior college.” Meyer’s freshman season at Cerritos was a successful one. Meyer and the Falcons soccer team were able to make it to the state championship where they lost in the final game. Following that season, UC Irvine’s soccer team noticed Meyer and picked him up. It was his time at UCI, however, where Meyer’s life started moving downhill. Using his first season as his red shirt year, Meyer tried to continue his studies, but instead found himself cutting back on his classes. Experiencing problems at home, Meyer had trouble keeping up with school. Eventually, he became ineligible and lost his scholarship. “I was kind of lost,” Meyer said. “I was drinking and smoking everyday, pretty much smoking weed a lot.” Meyer’s problems eventually culminated into him getting kicked out by his parents. Meyer said he did not feel effective, or that he was contributing anything to society. “It was a depressing period,” Meyer said. “It was a period of growth that I needed to go through. I look at it as God’s test.” Luckily for Meyer, he had friends to keep him on his feet. A close friend let him stay at his family’s house. “I was there for a few months,” Meyer said. “Basically didn’t know what I was going to do or what life had in store for me.” It wasn’t until one day in the fall where Meyer received a vision. “I got a feeling,” Meyer said. “A message from God, and I realize I need to go back up to Cerritos.” That same day, Meyer and one of his friends went up to Cerritos. Artiaga was now the head coach. Despite the fact that preseason had passed and their first game was two days away, Artiaga still wanted Meyer on the team. “This time, Josh came back to me,” Artiaga said. “Having known this kid for awhile, we took him in. Back with the Falcons, Meyer immediately stepped up. Meyer knew the expectations of the program, and became team captain. Things were finally turning around for Meyer. Halfway through the season, his parents took him back into their home. Meyer and the Falcons returned to the state championships and won. After his season at Cerritos, Meyer was unsure of his next step. Meyer didn’t know if he waned to go back to school. His first inclination was to go down to Mexico, but that was soon deterred after a scramble with the police in downtown Fullerton. After going to court, the charges against Meyer were dropped; however, Meyer was still unsure of what to do. One day in May, things turned around for Meyer when a CSUF soccer coach contacted him about a scholarship opening up. After discussing the scholarship and the team, Meyer was immediately drawn to the school and agreed to play. “After all that, it’s just been like a big blessing,” Meyer said. “I’ve been pulled a lot of different directions, people are like, ‘Man, you’ve played here, you’ve played there’ … I feel like I’ve found a home, something that’s secure, stable, I feel like it’s a blessing.” “We’re very excited about him coming over,” CSUF soccer Head Coach Bob Ammann said. “He’s a big boy that we think can do some damage in the league and for us up front.” “I’ve gone through a lot in my life, and I really am trying to believe that everything happens for a reason,” Meyer said. “Maintaining your faith is the biggest thing.” And maintain his faith, he did.


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Cross Country women take first at home invitational First race of the season at Carbon Canyon sees win for women, men get third By Laura Burrows

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By KARL THUNMAN / Daily Titan Photo Editor Sophomore Andrea Aguilar outpaces a USC runner at Saturday’s cross country race in Carbon Canyon National Park. Aguilar finished sixth, the highest place for CSUF.

Cal State Fullerton’s women’s cross country team finished first, while the men’s team finished third in the Combined Open/Collegiate races at Saturday’s opening meet at Carbon Canyon National Park. Sophomore Andrea Aguilar led the women’s team, placing sixth in the 5K race while sophomore Eddie Perez took 11th in the men’s 8K. Over 300 runners and 30 schools competed in the three-race invitational. The CSUF women’s team beat Cal State Los Angeles and Azusa Pacific University for first place, although the competing schools’ individual runners took the top four positions in the 5K race. CSUF’s combined team time was 1:34:22.80 with an average run of 18:52.56. The seven scoring CSUF runners in the women’s race all took positions in the top 20 of the 136person race. Cal State LA’s team averaged 1:34:13.50 but had runners finish in the 45th , 47th and 68th spots, allowing CSUF to take first. Aguilar ran the race in 18:36.80. Her sixth place ranking made her the highest-ranking competitor of all the Titans.

“It was a good race - hot - but we all did really well,” Aguilar said. “Carbon Canyon is a challenging course to run but it turned out really well for our team(s).” Other high-ranking Titans included freshman Grace Gonzales, who placed ninth in the Women’s Collegiate Division, and sophomore Carolyn Ellis who placed 11th. The remaining ranking female runners took the 12th, 13th, 15th and 20th positions. Azusa Pacific runner Aron Rono won the men’s 8K race with a time of 24:42.60. Perez was the first CSUF runner to pass the finish line. He placed 11th with a time of 26:38.80. Other top-ranking CSUF men’s team runners were sophomore Sergio Tapia, who placed 19th, freshman Jeff Mackay, 25th and sophomore David Soto, 26th. Overall, the CSUF men’s combined team time was 2:15:12.20. They placed third behind the Pacers Running Club whose total time was 2: 10: 48.50, and last year’s winners Concordia University of Irvine, 2: 13: 43.90. CSUF alumna, Heather Frisone, won the Women’s Open Community/College 5K race with a time of 18:08.60. “I’m actually preparing for a marathon in November and April,” Frisone said. “I just did this because it is the Cal State invitational and I do it every year, I want to show pride

By Aline Lessner / For the Daily Titan Sean April, Brent Handa, Cory Vaselenko and Sergio Tapia try to break from the crowd.

for my team.” John Elders is Head Coach to both the men’s and women’s cross country teams, as well as the track team. He oversaw all of the preparations for the meet. “This was our first meet of the year, I thought they all did great,” Elders said. “The women, obviously, they won … and for the men, we have a very young strong team. I was very pleased with the way they competed.”

The CSUF track team was also helping at the invitational. “Some of them collapse after the finish line, especially on a hot day like this, so it’s our job to keep them moving down the shoot so they don’t lose their ranking,” said senior track team member Andrew Little said. The next cross country meet takes place on September 22 in Malibu at the Pepperdine Invitational. The Titans will host another Invitational on October 19 at 4:30 p.m.

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