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Elections 2008: How Will You Vote? – Political science Professor Shelly Arsenault and Sociology Professor Jack Bedell provide insight on the candidates for the upcoming presidential elections from noon to 1 p.m. in UH 205. Learn the #1 Secret to Job Search – The Student Leadership Institute workshop is providing students with aid in finding a job, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in LH 210G. Free Billiards – Billiards offered free in the TSU Underground to students with a valid Titan Card. Pub Open Mic – The TSU Pub hosts its weekly open mic session today. All MC’s poets and musicians are welcome

Woman tries to turn breasts into ATM CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) – A woman who doesn’t want her breast milk to go to waste has taken out a newspaper ad in hopes of selling it. Martha Heller, 22, took out an ad in The Gazette newspaper offering 100 ounces of her breast milk for $200 or the best offer. Heller said her freezer is overflowing with breast milk she has pumped since August. Her 4month-old daughter won’t drink from a bottle and the supply is piling up. Heller now donates to the University of Iowa’s Mother’s Milk Bank, but the 100 ounces of milk she wants to sell were pumped before she went through the screening process for the bank and cannot be donated. Linda Klein, a lactation consultant at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, said breast milk can generally be stored in a freezer for up to six months. Heller said she researched laws regarding the sale of breast milk and couldn’t find any in Iowa. Don McCormick, a spokesman for the Iowa Department of Public Health, said he was not aware of any laws in Iowa restricting the sale of breast milk, but that state health officials advised against it. Heller said she hasn’t received any legitimate calls about her ad. “There was one prank caller,” she said.

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Financial obstacles can remain after taking out loans to pay for tuition By Jennifer Church

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Fullerton College sophomore Enzo Valdiva wants to transfer to Cal State Fullerton for a bachelor’s degree in computer science. However, the 20-year-old with a part-time job knows he won’t be able to afford college, even if he lives at home instead of on campus. He’s reluctantly considering student loans. “I get so frustrated sometimes,” Valdiva said. “My sister goes to college, too, and my parents can only help so much.” Valdiva and his sister are just two of the thousands of students who may have to take on student loans to afford higher education. But Valdiva may have a leg up on most college students: He is a collector for the credit card division of a major bank and has heard the various stories of people who have gotten themselves into debt. Valdiva is also able to tap into his parents’ home equity line of credit if he really needs money. “I heard about this girl who came out of college with over $100,000 in student loans,” Valdiva said. “How does that happen?” The rise in private loans for students may spark economic problems similar to the mortgage meltdown, according to a USA Today article. Student loan-backed securities increased to $16.6 billion from $9.4 billion in 2005, a 76 percent increase according to the article. Critics said once the economy starts to slow down, more borrowers may end up in bankruptcy court. However, they may not find respite – a 2005 change to bankruptcy law allows for wage garnishments for private student loans, same as child support and alimony payments. Debt with enormous interest rates is often the only option for those who have been refused scholarships, grant money and government-backed student loans. Private loans may have fees and variable interest rates of up to 20 percent. It costs about $17,000 annually to attend CSUF, said Financial Aid Associate Director Jessica Schutte. For most stuSee LOANS, Page 3 Photo Illustration By Ian Hamilton and Cameron Pemstein/Daily Titan Staff

Raising awareness about joining the military

Games, prizes, food and recycling bins were out in on the quad Monday By JOY ALICIA

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CSUF Groups pitch in for Recycle 101

By STEVE NELSON/For the Daily Titan Payam Shahfari hands awareness fliers out to members of the United States Navy. Payam is a member of the Students for Peace and Social Justice group on campus. The students were trying to raise awareness for possible recruits about what they are possibly getting into by joining the military.

Recycle 101, Associated Students Inc.’s environmentally friendly event, took place in the Cal State Fullerton quad at noon on Monday with a live DJ, a barbecue, contests, prizes and eco-friendly informative fliers for all. Jeff Gruber, a Green Club member said the event is the brainchild of the president of the Environmental Committee and the Environmental Advocacy Group. Gruber said the Green Club didn’t want to just show students ways they can help the environment, but they wanted students to share their own methods of aiding environmental conservation. The Green Club had permanent markers and a large cardboard provided on a table for students to write down their ideas on how they can go green. “We’re encouraging students to think of their own solutions,” Gruber said. “As a student, you can do a lot. You have a lot of potential to change your ways and hopefully help out the environment while doSee RECYCLE 101, Page 2


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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VILLAHERMOSA, Mexico (AP) – Hungry and dehydrated victims of one of the worst floods in Mexico’s history scrambled for government packages of food and medicine, while at least 20,000 people remained trapped Monday on the rooftops of homes swallowed by water. Residents were running dangerously short of food and water after nearly a week of floods left 80 percent of the Gulf Coast state of Tabasco under water and destroyed or damaged the homes of about half a million people. Gov. Andres Granier ordered central streets in the state capital of Villahermosa closed to all but rescue workers to prevent looting. Authorities said two more bodies were found Sunday in the brackish waters covering much of the region. If the deaths are confirmed to have been caused by the flooding, the disaster’s death toll would stand at 10. The destruction spread to neighboring Chiapas state, where helicopters flew emergency personnel to a town that was partially buried from a landslide. Officials said there were deaths, but they did not know how many yet because they were still waiting for rescuers to report.

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U.S. attorney controversy remains alive in Washington WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats threatened Monday to hold President Bush’s key confidants in contempt of Congress unless they comply with subpoenas for information on the Justice Department’s purge of federal prosecutors last winter. The White House shrugged off the ultimatum, saying the information is off-limits under executive privilege and that the aides in question – White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten and former presidential counselor Harriet Miers – are immune from prosecution. House Democrats were trying to round up a majority to pass the citation, said two House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because the process was ongoing. Keeping the U.S. attorney controversy alive are several political and administrative developments, including the pending Senate vote on the confirmation of Michael Mukasey as attorney general. Unlike Gonzales, Mukasey during his confirmation hearings did not rule out prosecuting Miers and Bolten for contempt of Congress. The last time a full chamber of Congress voted on a contempt of Congress citation was 1983.

STATE NEWS Health care component embraced by Schwarzenegger SACRAMENTO (AP) – Democratic leaders on Monday agreed to key elements of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s health care reform plan, including mandatory insurance, according to a spokesman for Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. They embraced the idea while demanding some exemptions for people who are in financial trouble. Public programs also would expand to cover families earning up to 300 percent of the federal poverty level – about $62,000 a year for a family of four. Democrats also lowered the minimum amount employers must spend from their previous health care bill, which Schwarzenegger vetoed. The new plan has a sliding scale for employers, with a maximum contribution of 6.5 percent of payroll. Steve Maviglio, a spokesman for Nunez, D-Los Angeles, said the Democratic plan also raises the tobacco tax by $2 a pack and imposes a tax on hospitals. Schwarzenegger and the Democrats have only a few weeks to achieve a compromise and still have enough time to get a health reform measure on the November 2008 ballot. More recently, Schwarzenegger has suggested leasing the state lottery to a private company to raise money to pay for an expansion of health coverage. But in their latest move, Democrats rejected that idea.

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In the future, MySpace users will be able to give their online friends free drinks. And by “free drinks,” MySpace means symbolic beverages handed from friend to friend over the Internet. Following Facebook’s suit, the Foxowned social networking site will soon allow developers to create applications on top of MySpace. This announcement came at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, eFluxMedia reported. Applications are mini-programs members can add to their Web page. With a widget-like quality, the applications can serve different purposes, from “kicking friends” to sending anonymous messages over the Internet. Current popular Facebook widgets include “Causes,” where members can create or join the cause they care about. The application also includes a “donate” option where users can donate money to non profit organizations and presidential campaigns. Another Facebook application students enjoy is the “free drink” application, where members can give fellow students free drinks that show up on their profiles as alcohol icons. With MySpace enabling applications, the opportunity for students to expose not-so-marketable traits to prospective employers heightens: not only do social networking sites serve as a way to make friends, but also as a tool of first impressions as well. Genelle Belmas, professor of communications, will be giving a presentation at USC entitled “I Can’t Believe I Posted That.” Belmas’ argues that though students understand adults will look at their pages, they are still posting questionable items. “They’re not thinking about the implications of that for an employer,” Belmas said. “If an employer finds that picture, are they going to want

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to hire somebody who has pictures of themselves in inappropriate positions?” Ultimately, the same goes for Facebook and MySpace applications. “The ‘Causes’ application might be a problem if, for example, a student claims membership in a violent, racist or otherwise objectionable organization,” Belmas said. “Or, for example, if a student claims membership in PETA but is applying for a job where he or she may have to do PR for a company that manufactures fur coats or sells beef!” Belmas said students do not make the “logical-leap” that people in supervisory positions will search the Web for information about potential employees. “Employers now Google you,” Belmas said. Psychology Professor Stanley Woll echoed Belmas’ sentiments. “This is pretty crude, but I think they’re in a space or area where it’s really just other young people and there’s no reason why older folk or business people or so on would go on there.” Belmas has experienced this first

hand, as she was once searched by a prospective employer on the web. “They found some of my ‘alteregos’ online and it was not comfortable,” Belmas said. “It wasn’t indecent or anything, it was just a part of my personality that I thought wasn’t going to be out there.” What the person had found was a fan club Belmas was a part of. Coincidentally, the prospective employer could relate. “Fortunately he was a fan himself, so it was no big deal to him,” Belmas said. Another use of social networking sites outside of making friends is event publicizing. Sophomore Lindsay Kwek, who works with Associated Students Inc. Productions, uses the Facebook to publicize ASI events. “We have been doing fliers and it takes a while to post them over campus and I actually talked to [ASI Director of Public Relations] Angela Meyers and we suggested using Facebook.” Kwek noted the main benefit of turning to the Internet for publicity.

“The medium can get to students all at once.” Kwek said. To get the word out, Kwek created a group and invited several Cal State Fullerton students. Now the event shows up in the user’s inbox in a moment’s notice. “I’ve seen an increase in numbers,” Kwek said. “The awareness definitely has been much greater.” With the new electronic advertising system, Kwek said the usage of paper ads will go down. “We’re trying to decrease that now because we end up wasting a lot of paper and we have to tear them down afterwards,” Kwek said. Belmas said authorities in Princeton used Facebook events to enforce the law, such as finding where drinking parties are. Woll said that students most likely disclose personal information because think they are sharing information with a much smaller community. “People put out information because they think they’re sharing it with friends,” Woll said. “With other people expressing themselves in ways they can’t do otherwise.”

Writers’ strike hits late-night circuit first First Hollywood strike in 20 years leaves industry scrambling for options Associated Press David Letterman has time to make another guest appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Jon Stewart can try out his satiric jokes on his family before unleashing them on a national TV audience. And Jay Leno can take long motorcycle rides or tinker with his collection of antique cars. All three talk-show hosts will have more free time after the Writers Guild of America went on strike Monday against TV networks and movie studios. Late-night comedy was the first casualty of the walkout that left the shows with no one to fashion clever quips about the issues of the day. The first strike by Hollywood writers in nearly 20 years got under way with noisy pickets on both coasts after last-minute negotiations Sunday failed to produce a deal on payments to writers from shows offered on the Internet. No new negotiations were scheduled, although the writers guild negotiating committee did plan a meeting of its members. Nick Counter, chief negotiator for the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television

Producers, said he expected a long joined about a dozen writers on a standoff. picket line in an effort to shut down “We’re hunkered down for a long the show. one,” he said. “From our standpoint, “It’s very surreal,” he said. we made every good faith effort to Kring said he had to revise the negotiate a deal, and they went on ending of the 11th episode of “Hestrike. At some point, conversations roes” on the chance that it might be will take place. But not now.” the last one to air this season. Writers said the next move was up “Fortunately we were able to to the studios. hustle back,” he said. “The audience “My hope is that it won’t be too won’t be left in a lurch.” long,” said John Bowman, chief neWhile scripted shows suffer from gotiator for the the strike, realwriters. “We have ity shows could more reason to flourish because get together than they don’t use not.” union writers, Bowman said despite an agbehind-the-scenes gressive attempt communication by the writers was occurring – Jose Arroyo, guild to organize between the two “Late Night with Conan the staffers on sides with the the programs. O’Brien” writer hope of arranging Viewers could more meetings. also check out The strike will more entertainnot immediately impact production ment on the Internet, ranging from of movies or prime-time TV pro- user-generated fare on YouTube to grams. professionally produced shows such Most studios have stockpiled doz- as “Quarterlife.” ens of movie scripts, and TV shows One site, “Break.com,” is offering have enough scripts or completed a $5,000 prize for the most-viewed shows in hand to last until early next video created by a striking writer. year. Disruptions by strikers ended However, some producers were filming at a Studio City cafe being torn about trying to shoot those fin- used as a location for the CBS show ished scripts. Tim Kring, a producer “Cane.” and writer of the NBC hit “Heroes,” Tom Hogan, a location manager

We say give us a percentage so if they make money, we make money.

20,000 still trapped after week-long flooding in Mexico

for the show, said the filming began hours before the 20 pickets arrived and involved a script that was finished several weeks ago. At the CBS lot in Studio City, about 40 people hoisted signs and applauded when picketing began. Robert Port, a writer for the TV show “Numb3rs,” said he was as ready as possible for what could be a long walkout. “We live in Los Angeles, your bank account can never really be ready for this,” he said. The first noisy strikers appeared outside the “Today” show set at Rockefeller Center in New York, where NBC is headquartered. The show is not directly affected by the strike because news writers are part of a different union. “They claim that the new media is still too new to structure a model for compensation,” said Jose Arroyo, a writer for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” “We say give us a percentage so if they make money, we make money,” Arroyo said. Starting TV writers earn about $70,000 per season for full-time work on a show. Veteran writers who move up to a story-editor position make at least a low six-figure salary, with a “written by” credit on an hourlong script paying an additional $30,000 plus residuals.

RECYCLe 101: A CAMPUS-WIDE EFFORT TO CLEAN UP AND CONSERVE (from Page 1)

ing it.” Lamda Sigma Gamma members wore their letters and had a fundraiser barbecue during the ASI event. Students lined up to satisfy their hunger while DJ Chris Wolfe was set up under a white tent, spinning records, and providing ear candy through the speakers in the quad. Wolfe, a geography major and Green Club member said although he was happy to help out, he was “just trying to help spread the love, ya know.” Clubs were spreading awareness in addition to collecting recyclable trash, including electronic waste likebatteries and old cell phones. Large bins were filled with recyclables.

Geography club member, Tamra Wagner, said there are many ways to “go green.” She said one of her favorite ways to go green is by the foods she purchases. “I buy organic food. A lot of people don’t realize it’s not soy-based,” Wagner said. “Organic food growing is more of like using organic pesticides, so that helps with using as little chemicals as possible. The organic concept of growing food is a sustainable way of producing food instead of acres and acres and acres of one kind of species.” In addition to purchasing organic food, she also uses energy-efficient bulbs, recycles and rides her bike to school. The Geography Club stood out

at Recycle 101. Club members wore “Let’s Talk Trash” signs around their necks, garnering attention and informing students of green companies and “better ways to conserve trash” through the fliers they had on their table. The Volunteer and Service Center was also supporting the event. Shayna Horwitz was representing Project Earth. Their activities include habitat restoration, working with animals and removing invasive plants. However, Horwitz said there’s plenty of ways to go green without getting your hands dirty. “I ride my bike and take the bus to school. If I drive, I always carpool,” Horwitz said. “You save money on

gas that way, too. I do recycle but before I recycle, I try to reduce my waste all together. Only 10 percent of what we bring out is actually recycled. I think it’s important to use reusable containers.” Horwitz said she was impressed with the groups that came together for the eco-friendly event. “It’s awesome that on-campus groups coming together to work towards the same cause,” Horwitz said. “There’s so many people working towards the same sort of goals, but if we’re working separately, we’re not going to accomplish it. It makes it a lot more impactful. Hopefully we can continue [and have more environmental conservation events].[CSUF] has enough resources out here to do once a month even.”


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Professor hopes to bring students closer to nature at sanctuary LOANS: A Biology Professor Bill Hoese is developing new educational programs By KEVIN MANAHAN

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

While pointing out the differences between mammals may be fairly easy for most people, biology Professor Bill Hoese says it is quite a different story when it comes to distinguishing variations among birds. “Birds aren’t something that a lot of people think about,” Hoese said. “The extent of people’s knowledge is, ‘That’s a gull, that’s a crow, and that’s [another] bird.’ “ Hoese hopes to change that and educate students about many other aspects of the natural world through his sabbatical work this semester. He is developing a variety of new educational programs for the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, a nonprofit nature conservation area owned by Cal State Fullerton. The sanctuary is located along the Cleveland National Forest and aims primarily to preserve local wildlife and to encourage education about the natural world. Visitors are given a glimpse of an environment they may not realize exists in the same area they live in. Hoese’s goal is to develop several new programs by the end of the semester to add to the school and group tours already available at the sanctuary. However, he is unsure of exactly how many programs he will end up with due to several factors, including material availability. His programs also need to be coordinated with California’s state education standards, which determine the concepts students are expected to be familiar with at each grade level. “I wanted to provide more specific activities that would meet the needs of the teachers,” said Hoese, who has been taking his undergraduate biology classes to the sanctuary for the past four years. Visiting other nature centers around Southern California has helped Hoese get ideas for the kinds of programs he can create for the sanctuary. Ideas he has in mind for technol-

PHOTOS By Kevin Manahan/Daily Titan Staff Writer Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is home to local wildlife. “Birds aren’t something that a lot of people think about,” Cal State Fullerton biology Professor Bill Hoese said. “The extent of people’s knowledge is, ‘That’s a gull, that’s a crow, and that’s [another] bird.’”

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is located along the Cleveland National Forest and aims to preserve local wildlife. Cal State Fullerton biology Professor Bill Hoese said he wanted to provide more specific activities that would meet the needs of teachers.

ogy-based experiments came from similar ones at the University of California’s James Reserve in the San Jacinto Mountains. They include long-term experiments that can be observed over

time, using a Web camera to monitor things such as bird feeders or plant growth. However, Hoese said funding is a major obstacle to this idea’s development. Another program idea Hoese is

Pakistan urged to be more progressive Associated Press President Bush urged Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Monday to “restore democracy as quickly as possible,” choosing mild disappointment over punishment or more pointed rhetoric to react to the declaration of emergency rule in anti-terror ally Pakistan. Bush did not speak directly to Musharraf, a leader who took power in a 1999 coup but whom he has previously hailed as a friend he trusts and as a strong defender of freedom. Instead, the president handed that task to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who spoke with the Pakistani leader on the developing crisis for about 20 minutes from her plane en route home from the Middle East. Bush said he directed Rice to deliver this message: “We expect there to be elections as soon as possible and that the president should remove his military uniform.” They were the president’s first

Food inspection is lacking Associated Press Peanut butter is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. But chicken pot pies are the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s responsibility. Frozen cheese pizzas – FDA. But if there’s pepperoni on them, USDA has jurisdiction, too. Critics of the nation’s food safety system say it is too fragmented and marked by overlapping authority, and they say that may help explain why dangerous foods keep slipping through and why contamination scares are handled in sometimes inconsistent ways. In the months ahead, Congress will consider several proposals to reform the system, including creation of a single food safety agency, an idea both the FDA and USDA oppose because they cooperate well now.

public comments on the situation since Musharraf imposed a state of emergency, suspended his country’s constitution, ousted the country’s top judge, stifled independent media and deployed troops to crush dissent. He called it necessary to prevent a takeover by Islamic extremists. Bush mixed concern for Musharraf ’s actions with praise for Pakistan’s cooperation in combatting al-Qaida terrorists believed to be rebuilding strongholds on the largely lawless border with Afghanistan. “President Musharraf has been a strong fighter against extremists and radicals,” Bush said at the end of an Oval Office meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Even a senior administration official, at a White House briefing, merely called Musharraf “a friend who we think has done something ill-advised.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity so he could talk more freely about the behind-the-scenes

thoughts of the White House. Despite billions in U.S. aid to Pakistan since Musharraf declared himself a war-on-terror partner after the 2001 attacks, Bush appeared resigned that the United States has little leverage to influence Musharraf ’s behavior. “Our hope now is that he hurry back to elections,” Bush said. “All we can do is continue to work with the president as well as others in the Pak government to make it abundantly clear the position of the United States.” Even as Bush spoke, police in Pakistan oversaw a sometimes-violent crackdown on lawyers and others opposing Musharraf ’s decisions, with hundreds, if not thousands, of arrests. And Musharraf said he would return the country to “the same track as we were moving” but gave no indication when parliamentary elections would take place. They had been scheduled for January.

working on focuses on animal identification by having students learn how to make connections among animal parts like beaks or feathers, Hoese hopes that students will understand how certain features help birds and other animals function in their environments. Hoese has several other ideas for education at the sanctuary, including programs that study the water cycle and the native plants that have to adapt to the dry Orange County climate. Hoese has already begun testing his program ideas by running experiments in classroom settings and getting feedback. He is even using his daughter’s class to try out some of his ideas. One challenge so far has been trying to create enough grade-specific programs that are attractive to teachers who want to work the programs into their curriculum. Hoese intends to also provide enough different programs students who return a year later will get a new experience.

Marcella Gilchrist, the sanctuary’s site manager, is optimistic about the impact Hoese’s new programs will have on both the sanctuary and those who visit it. Gilchrist said outdoor education is something students remember many years later. Some visitors have told her they had been to the sanctuary as children in school, and Gilchrist hopes the new programs will create memorable experiences for other students as well. “I think it’s going to increase the amount of exposure and the number of students that come out here,” Gilchrist said. “Most of the children that come here have never been to a natural environment before, aside from the park on the corner.” Biology Professor Anne Houtman also makes use of the sanctuary and takes different lab classes there to study plant diversity and hummingbird behavior. Houtman is also a member of both the sanctuary’s advisory board and its advisory council, and is enthusiastic about what Hoese is working toward this semester. “He is an innovative and committed teacher as well as a terrific naturalist and ecologist,” Houtman said in an e-mail interview. “That combination means that the ideas he is developing will enrich the educational experience of many people, at CSUF, in K through 12 and in the wider community.” While his sabbatical work only lasts through this semester, Hoese said he wants to eventually create programs that will benefit undergrad students. Workshops for new elementary school teachers who are not readily comfortable with teaching science are another possibility. Gilchrist said it is good to see the campus getting more involved with the sanctuary’s development, citing Hoese’s semester-long project as an example. “To actually spend that much time and effort to help us out here is amazing,” Gilchrist said. The sanctuary escaped major damage during the recent Santiago fires and will be closed for clean-up and repair, according to the official Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary Web site at tuckerwildlife.org.

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dents, the cost is generally covered with a combination of grants, scholarships and loans, she said. However, it is not enough for students who attend private schools, or pursue graduate degrees – that is when they turn to private loans, Schutte said. “I want to go to graduate school too,” Valdiva said. “But you go to school for a better life – how is it a better life when all that money you make is going towards paying off loans?” Unlike government-backed student loans with capped interest rates, private loans carry fees and high interest rates. Borrowers with poor or no credit history may take on such loans, in hopes of getting high-paying jobs after graduation, according to the article. “With alternative [private student] loans, there are so many lenders and agencies,” Schutte said. “It’s important to compare apples to apples – ask the same questions from lenders when shopping around.” Schutte said scholarships/grants combined with government-backed student loans typically cover the four years of college costs for public universities, such as CSUF. There are about 100 CSUF students who have alternative loans, Schutte said. Private loans marketing has increased with TV commercials and highway billboards – some ads promise loans of up to $50,000 in minutes. The Senate Banking Committee approved a bill mandating clearer disclosure rates and terms on loans as a result of increased complaints, the article said. The bill will also require a 30-day shopping period after loan approval. Lenders are not allowed to change the term offer while borrowers shop for a better deal.


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RTVF major takes on an internship where she sees stars By Gail Navarro

Daily Titan Staff Writer news@dailytitan.com

The fourth time is the charm for 20-year-old Cheryl Asico. After completing three internships throughout her college career at Cal State Fullerton, she now faces a new and exciting challenge – interning with a company that gives gift bags worth an estimated $28,000-50,000 to celebrities during the top awards shows. Securing the internship was a quick process. After sending out her resume through the Web site entertainmentcareers.net, Asico started to work for Dubois, Pelin and Associates a week after she was interviewed. The radio-TV-film major previously worked at entertainment-related internships: Talent Works, an independent movie with actor Adam Carolla and a short film. In addition, she volunteered at the American Music Awards. Next semester, Asico will earn academic credit for an internship but wanted to start exposing herself to the entertainment industry early because she said it will make a difference when she applies for jobs in the future. Asico figured work experience was the best way to find her calling in the radio, television or film world. “I’m not sure what I want to do, so what’s the best way to find out than by being a fly on the wall?” Asico said. Last year, Asico worked for Talent Works, a talent agency that handles young actors. Before “High School Musical” skyrocketed Zac Efron to fame, Asico realized something about the rising star when she met him. “For a guy, he’s short,” Asico said jokingly. “[But] he took the time to talk to us [the interns].” As far as meeting celebrities, Asico

did not have a problem with being star struck, she said. In fact, the president of Dubois, Pelin and Associates, Nathalie Dubois, asked Asico how she handled meeting stars and Asico responded that so far every encounter has been pretty mellow, other than the fact she can’t believe her eyes. She met the most celebrities during her stint working security during the American Music Awards. Asico needed to check in Hollywood entourages and escort individuals such as Beyonce and Nicole Richie around the backstage area. “When Nicole Richie came through, I actually had to wait for her and walk her through because she was so late,” Asico said. Now she will experience catering to A-List stars in a different way, when she gets to escort them around the gift lounge at a hotel near the Golden Globes venue. Dubois, Pelin and Associates are one of the many companies who are invited to do a gift lounge for the show. Interns actually have a hand in choosing the products. It starts when they flip through fashion magazines and find the latest trends of the stars. Interns then contact the public relations representative who works with the company responsible for that style and tries to convince the person to participate in the gift lounge. Once the company expresses interest, Nathalie Dubois speaks with the public relations person to make arrangements for the show. Next, the interns personally deliver the invitation to the company and the press as well. Finally, the celebrities are notified. “Two weeks before the Golden Globes, the stars receive a formal invitation with images of the products available,” said Janeatrie Gomez, Dubois’ personal assistant. Companies presenting their products pay for a certain service based on how much they want to be involved during awards night. For example, a client can choose to have a representative there on the

Courtesy of Cheryl Asico Cheryl Asico (left) receives the list of her tasks of the day from Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko, president and CEO of Dubois, Pelin and Associates. Asico is interning with the company, which coordinates planning for different Hollywood events, for example organizing the swag for the Golden Globes.

spot in order to tell a celebrity more about the product. Gomez said companies really benefit from participating in the gift lounge. “They get that one-on-one time,” Gomez said. “Depending on what happens, they could work with them [celebrities] in the future.” Though the Golden Globes will

not take place unand I’ve gotten til next year, evback three inerything Asico is terests,” Asico doing right now is said. building up to that The other instar-studded event. tern, Francesca Last week she Elder, said she needed to find is lucky to have shuttles for talent Asico on the who are going to be team because coming in; she was – Rohit Varma, they are able to on the phone with split the work Childhood friend car companies such load and get as Mercedes-Benz more done as a and Rolls-Royce. result. Currently, Asico is working on “I couldn’t imagine doing all the pre-production for the French Os- work by myself,” Elder said. cars (Césars) and the first ever Dubai Since the duo started at the same Film Festival next year. time in the beginning of October, This fall, Dubois chose only two Asico appreciated having somebody interns, out of 100 applicants, to to share that experience with her. complete different tasks such as re“It’s nice to have someone in the searching and contacting compa- same boat as you,” Asico said. nies. On a usual work day, the girls ar“Just me alone, I sent over a hun- rive at Dubois’ home business in Los dred e-mails to different companies Angeles at noon. They sit in a half-

I think she can do pretty much everything. I can’t see her tied down to one position.

Student Cheryl Asico handles an internship at a Hollywood gift lounge

hour meeting and the rest of the day research clients and send out documents. Usually, Dubois will assign the interns five shows each and they have to find each major cast member’s publicist. Even though her duties sound straightforward, Asico underestimated the amount of work and time that goes into each task in the beginning. “To get through 10 companies it takes about two hours,” Asico said. Every day has the potential to generate some amount of stress. Elder said she admires the way Asico handles pressure. “I’ve never seen her stressed out,” Elder said. “She’s always got a good spirit.” Joanna Lazaro, Asico’s sorority sister, said Asico has the ability to interact with different personalities in Tau Theta Pi, which makes it easy for the Corona resident to survive in a working environment. “If you get to know her, she is a good person to have on the team,” Lazaro said. In addition, one of Asico’s grade school friends, Rohit Varma, said he believes her skills will make her a capable and resourceful person in the entertainment industry. “I think she can do pretty much everything,” Varma said. “I can’t see her tied down to one position.” While Asico’s peers helped her adapt to a professional and academic setting, the 20-year-old said professors and college classes influenced her development as well. For example, contemporary American film helped her learn the names or directors in the industry, particularly new directors. In addition, after working in a class called the Bronze Screen last semester, Asico admired the past projects of her professor, Nancy De Los Santos, who worked on Latin American films such as “Selena,” among others. “I’m really happy about the professors here [at CSUF] just because they’re so experienced,” Asico said. By drawing inspiration from professors, Asico hopes one day to pursue a career in television in some sort of managerial role such as a talent agency or as a line producer for a show. She does not mind taking on the responsibilities of either jobs; in fact she looks forward to the challenge. “I love responsibility,” Asico said. “I thrive on it.” The senior is looking forward to completing an entire 14 weeks of hands-on experience in the gifting lounge business. After only a month, Asico said she appreciates simply having this opportunity because she believes internships are a dime a dozen. Keeping that in mind, she is in the middle of her fourth internship – all before the age of 21.


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Years of CSUF

HBO executive turns to Time Warner Associated Press

Courtesy of the Boerner Family Alan and Susan Boerner, and their son Greyson [not pictured] have created a presence at Cal State Fullerton. Alan has become an intricate part of the Guardian Scholar’s Program, which helps foster children make it through college.

College becomes a family affair after graduation Cal State Fullerton binds three members of the Boerner family By Sofia Arvidson

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Working to achieve an ideal career goal is tough, but there are examples of people who have made their dreams come true with honest hard work and passion. Following dreams fostered success for one colorful Cal State Fullerton family – the Boerners. The name Boerner may sound familiar. This is because Alan Boerner is a big contributor to the Guardian Scholars Program at CSUF and is even on its advisory board. This program aids foster students who show a great amount of determination to finish college. Boerner said he loves being a part of this program because he can give back to the community. “I love the students and watching them go from ground zero to start their degree,” Boerner said. Although Boerner never attended CSUF, he said he is still honored and proud to be a part of the Guardian Scholars Program. Boerner went to Fullerton Junior College from 1965-1968 but did not graduate. He said he wishes he would have had more patience. “It’s a blink of your entire life. Four years is minimal. It’s a small sacrifice. Don’t give up. If you have to, take a semester off,” Boerner said. Boerner also said it is common for students to be confused about what they want to do when they finish college. He did not know what he wanted to do until he began working with real estate in 1970. Now Boerner is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Granite Investment Group. He deals completely with real estate, buying apartments, industrial buildings and skilled nursing homes for the elderly. Boerner said he has had experience in more than $1 billion in purchasing properties for real estate investments. According to the Granite Investment Group Web site, Boerner has had experience working with real estate for more than 25 years. “My husband says, ‘You can’t start at the top in life unless you’re digging a hole,’” Boerner’s wife, Susan, said. “You have to stick to one thing and be good at it.” Susan heads her own business, Artragous, and has had plenty of experience and education to support her work. “Realize each thing you do is a step to where you want to get,” Susan said. She graduated from CSUF in 1977 and majored in art. Susan said what she remembers most from CSUF is staying up late with other art major students. “I really appreciated CSUF for the

stability and because it felt like people cared. There was always someone there when you needed help,” Susan said. Today, people come to her for help. She is a stylist. She dresses people to help them feel good about themselves. Her store in Brea contains hand-made clothes that fit almost any size. Susan said some of the people on her steady list of clientele include art teachers from CSUF. Artragous is for people who want to make statements and want to express their creativity, Susan said. Making statements is what this family is all about. The Boerner’s 27-year-old son, Greyson, graduated from CSUF in 2004 with a degree in business administration entrepreneurship. He worked for his father for a year but did not feel as enthusiastic about real estate as his father feels. Greyson said he was a “music junky” since he was a young child.

Many people said the music industry was a dishonest one but Greyson followed his heart and said he decided to chase a music career. He tried to produce a music festival but did not have enough contacts for it. He wanted to meet new people so he continued to look for more real world experience. Greyson currently works for Rebel Agents, a booking agency for hiphop shows. This, however, is a transitional job, Greyson said. He wants to work in artist management and said in 5 years he hopes to be managing some well-known bands. While Mr. and Mrs. Boerner have already opened their own businesses, their children are striving to work hard for a prosperous life, as well. Greyson has two other siblings, Bryeanne, 25, who will graduate in design from the Art Institute of California-Orange County in Costa Mesa, and Brighton, 21, who will graduate from San Diego State.

The man who ran HBO for seven years, Jeff Bewkes, will have a host of new challenges on his plate beginning Jan. 1 when he assumes control of Time Warner Inc. Sometimes seen as a lumbering giant in a world of rapid technological change, Time Warner’s shares have been stuck in neutral for the past five years. Questions are still swirling over how a major overhaul at the company’s AOL unit will work out, and many still see the company as having too many parts, even after several have been sold off. While the expectations of Bewkes are high, he has given little indication publicly about his exact plans. A spokesman said Bewkes was preparing for Time Warner’s earnings announcement on Wednesday and wasn’t available for an interview. In a prepared statement, Bewkes said: “We have a lot to do, and I’m intensely focused on building shareholder value.” In his five years at the helm, Richard Parsons did much to streamline Time Warner’s structure, which had often been criticized as too complicated. He pared debt, unwound a clunky joint venture with Comcast Corp., sold off a half-interest in Comedy Central as well as Warner Music Group and a book publishing division. The sprawling company is still the largest media conglomerate in the world. It has interests in magazines such as People, Sports Illustrated and Time; movies, with Warner Bros.; a suite of cable networks including HBO, CNN and TBS; AOL, and the nation’s second-largest cable company, Time Warner Cable. There is little doubt that Bewkes will be willing to move aggressively. The 55-year-old executive helped transform HBO from mainly a movie channel into a hugely profitable network that also consistently won critical acclaim with original shows such as “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City.” One possibility could be a further reduction in Time Warner’s stake in its cable division.

The company sold about 15 percent of Time Warner Cable to the public, but speculation has frequently circulated that it would further reduce its stake or sell other businesses. Parsons, who is 59 and one of the most prominent black executives in corporate America, will stay on as chairman. He had taken over in 2002, just as the company was reeling in the aftermath of its disastrous purchase by AOL. A former lawyer and skilled negotiator, he helped restore the company’s stature and rebuild its relations with Wall Street. In addition, he also fended off a challenge from the activist investor Carl Icahn in 2006 to break up the company. While an outright breakup may not be in the offing hope is still around. Investors are hoping Bewkes will take bold steps to revive the share price. And while a turnaround at AOL seems to be making progress for now, it’s still not clear what the longterm plan for that property is. Bewkes had long been groomed as Parsons’ successor, with only the exact timing of the changeover to be finalized. Bewkes was named to the Time Warner board this year. He also took the title of chief operating officer two years ago. Early in his career Parsons worked as a lawyer for Nelson Rockefeller, a former Republican governor of New York, and in the Gerald Ford White House, giving him a firm grounding in politics and the art of negotiating. In the years following his ascension to the top job at Time Warner, Parsons managed to get past much of the tortured legacy of AOL, and the company eventually removed “AOL” from the front of its name. The grand synergies promised by the AOL deal never materialized. The company had to take multibillion dollar write-downs, and later settled shareholder lawsuits and federal investigations stemming from fraudulent accounting practices at AOL that appeared to inflate revenues.

Time Warner’s credibility had been battered after it failed to deliver on aggressive financial goals and promised various synergies from AOL’s online expertise and Time Warner’s media properties. Parsons helped restore Time Warner’s reputation on Wall Street by scaling back on promises and making more realistic forecasts. The stock went on a downward spiral from the $47 level it saw in January 2001, when the deal closed, and stayed under $20 a share until late last year, wiping out billions in shareholder wealth. After struggling above $20 for several months this year, it fell back below that level in July, and edged down 7 cents to end at $17.81 Monday. While Parsons had a smooth, diplomatic style that served the company well during its struggle in the aftermath of the AOL merger, Bewkes is more of a hands-on business operator. Bewkes joined HBO as a marketing manager in 1979 and steadily worked his way up the ranks, helping build the cable channel into one of the most successful and best-regarded media businesses in the United States. Personally, the two men also have different styles. Parsons is tall, full-chested, sports a beard and an easy laugh. He owns a winery in Tuscany called Il Palazzone (“The Big Palace”), which makes highly regarded red wines. Bewkes is also tall but lean, focused and has a penetrating gaze. Bewkes has taken a prominent role in overseeing one of the most important transitions going on in Time Warner today. This includes AOL’s shift from a subscription-driven business to a public Web site that derives income from building traffic and selling advertising, much as online portals such as Yahoo Inc. and Microsoft Corp.’s MSN do. Speculation has also centered on whether Parsons would run for mayor of New York in 2009 following the departure of Michael Bloomberg. Parsons has said he wasn’t actively considering it but hasn’t ruled anything out.


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Making registration harder In addition to the usual stress that comes with registering for a new semester of classes, Cal State Fullerton allows a further level of anxiety. Students hoping to double-check their Titan Degree Audits before plunging into fees, units and debt for Spring 2008 were welcomed with an unwanted message: “Due to heavy registration activity, this TITAN Online function is not currently available.” Isn’t it a little inconvenient to not have the availability of a degree audit while prying your way into new classes, trying to complete a degree? Sure, the university expects us to be responsible adults who think things like this through months ahead of time, but come on, we’re college students. What percentage of students have their schedule timed and planned months or even weeks before doomsday? Wouldn’t it be nice to have some sort of reference during the whole ordeal? Registration is a frightening race – unless you’re heading into your senior year (and you have an earlier date) and the university should be currently working on a way to adhere to the methods of college

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students. The process of registration and the Titan Degree Audit being held on the same server works when a student isn’t in need of both. Each one takes bandwidth away from the other. CSUF needs to increase capacity somehow. CSUF keeps admitting more students, but there are already small faltering ways of university’s services to students. The online overload is a minor problem, yes, but it’s just another line on the laundry list. The minor inconveniences can add up to a bigger problem. It’s not as if it’s just the system of state universities. Our supposed rival Long Beach State doesn’t have this problem. If another CSU is able to keep its registration process functioning with registration and audit options simultaneously, why can’t we? The alternate option is to print out your transcripts, take them over to Academic Advisement and speak with a counselor, which would be a longer and much more tedious process. How many students would do that? How effective is it? Don’t college students usually trust a computer before a person?

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Graduating into debit By Sarah Mosqueda Daily Titan Staff Writer opinion@dailytitan.com Most likely after graduation, students won’t find themselves in entry level positions in the career of their choice. They’ll find themselves in debt. The average student loan debt for graduating seniors in 2006 was up 8 percent from the year before, while starting salaries rose only 4 percent, according to the Project on Student Loan Debt. Two-thirds of students graduating from four-year universities like Cal State Fullerton are graduating with student loan debt; compared to the 1990s when only half graduated with debt, the Project on Student Loan Debt also noted. By filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, students can get scholarships and Cal grants, but higher education comes at a high price. In many cases student loans are necessary supplements for tuition. In the past, most student loans were administrated federally in accordance with rates set by Congress. But in recent years, the number of students turning to private lenders has increased dramatically. The Press Enterprise reported undergraduates account for 80 percent of private loan borrowers. Astrive is one of many private lenders lighting up late-night cable television

screens, featuring cheery students who claim to have received checks made in their name for $40,000, with their parents as cosigners for better rates. Those who choose to defer payments until after graduation have particularly large smiles in these ads. But those smiles won’t be so bright in four years. Or in 19 years, which is how long it will take to pay off their debt. Loans obtained from private lenders cannot be disposed of in bankruptcy, and they are not under any obligation to follow rates set by Congress. The rates are variable and can be raised as high as 20 percent, according to the Press Enterprise. Many students are unaware of these risks. The solution, ironically, is education. Students are taking out loans for education at institutions of higher learning, but finance is one area in which they are not getting schooled. Many colleges and universities offer assistance getting a loan, but hardly any offer advice on how to pay it. Schools should make financial guidance a part of financial aid. If the universities don’t take an interest in students’ financial futures, then who will? Besides, students who graduate debt -free are more disposed to donate

as alumni. The Project on Student Loan Debt is aggressively combating student debt by constructing the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (H.R. 2669) and urging colleges and universities to join their pledge to identify cost-effective solutions that

expand educational opportunity and reduce student debt. While the UCs are included in the list of pledges, the CSUs are not. The Financial Aid department at CSUF can provide students with a list of lenders, as well contact infor-

mation for the Office of the Ombudsman for Student Financial Assistance at the U.S. Department of Education for disputes regarding student loans. Unfortunately, there may not be anybody to teach students a lesson in financial guidance.

Always political. Sometimes correct. Rarely politically correct. by Cindy Cafferty

What constitutes cruel and unusual? The Supreme Court threw its hat into the ring of debate surrounding lethal injection recently by staying the execution of a Mississippi prisoner last Tuesday – just moments before he was slated to die – and, earlier, by granting certiorari last month to a pair of Kentucky death row inmates headed for the same fate. The issue at bar is not the constitutionality of the death penalty per se, rather, if the drugs employed by every state – except Nebraska – that utilizes capital punishment, cause unnecessary pain and suffering, rendering the method unconstitutional. The usual suspects, Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito, dissented, though with only five votes needed to grant a stay of execution. With neither the dissent nor the majority explaining the reasoning behind their positions, it is difficult to gauge exactly where most of the Court stands on the matter. What is clear is that, even without a written opinion, the Court in effect has issued a de facto moratorium on the 37 states that do use lethal injection until an appeal filed by the two Kentucky death row inmates is argued and decided in the spring. Upon reading about the stay of execution granted to Earl W. Berry, the Mississippi man who filed his last minute, “Hail Mary” appeal – challenging the method of his execution – 19 years and several denied claims after he was sentenced to death for killing a woman 20 years ago, I had mixed feelings. The lethal injection debate has been a growing cause of confu-

And I can’t help but wonder, why is the method and not the act of execution up for debate?

sion not only for state and federal courts having to decide on the matter, but for the average citizen such as myself. Granted, my confusion stems from the more specific debate of what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, or whether the death penalty is a pragmatic answer to murder, whereas this debate focuses primarily on the arbitrary matter of which drugs most likely cause needless suffering. And I can’t help but wonder, why is the method and not the act of execution up for debate? After playing referee to the angels and demons battling over the issue in my mind, I was granted some insight as to why America is so apt to wrestle with things arbitrary in nature, rather than get down to the nitty gritty of specifics. Although most Americans may not suffer from the bipolarity of thought that I do, the subject of violent crime elicits opinions that seemed to have shaped both the methods of and the reasoning for capital punishment throughout the course of American history. Let me explain. Suppose, for instance, I was faced with a killer convicted of murdering any member of my family.

It would not be the death penalty I would seek so much as a locked room, an uninterrupted hour of time, a baseball bat, perhaps a pair of handcuffs and said murderer. Once the hour was up, and the walls stained crimson with the perpetrator’s blood, my idea of further punishment for the offender would not be lethal injection, but rather a lifetime of solitary confinement and sensory deprivation. These are the ways in which my Draconian demons battle with my egalitarian angels. These are also the reasons why sentencing should not be decided by victims, victims’ families, or even the general public, but by a blindfolded lady justice capable of doling out objective, rather than arbitrary punishments. My mad meanderings notwithstanding, the matter at bar before the Court beguiles the real issue at hand, and will only serve to either uphold a tenuous manner of execution or institute a mandate for a new, perhaps equally constitutionally questionable form of capital punishment. It does nothing to address the inherent or fundamental meaning of the Eighth Amendment or whether murder is the solution to … well, murder. For the record, I am opposed to the death penalty, but not for the forgiveness-oriented reasons of others, but rather because it’s unpragmatic, costly and ineffective at achieving preventative results. Someday, maybe the virtues of justice will rule on this matter, for the time being – I’m glad the decision is not up to me.


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20) Today you will be either snug as a bug in a rug, or smug as a thug on a drug. Hard to say for sure.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22) Vlad The Impaler continues to come up in casual conversation. You might want to con sider wearing a silver cross, despite your theo logical leanings.

Leo (July 23 - August 22) Good day to start saving up for that electron microscope you’ve always wanted. I hear Sears will be having a big sale on them this fall.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

It will turn out that all of your life up until now was just a peculiar dream, and that you are actually still only 2 years old. You will find this vaguely irritating.

Libra (September 22 - October 22) You should look into some of that new “dream interpretation” software. That recurring dream about being naked in a hot tub with the Pope and Bill Gates is probably a really common one.

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21) Oddly, despite the impression you gained from a television commercial, your new soap will not inspire unusual levels of grinning in the shower.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Potato awareness day, today. Potatoes have had a tremendous influence on society, since their introduction into Western culture. Just think, for instance, of their effect on Dan Quayle’s career!

Capricorn (December 22 - January 20) Excellent day to study entomology -- particularly the order hymenoptera. Be prepared to leap about, howling and whacking your trouser legs.

Aquarius (January 21 - February 18) Time to develop new friendships, and possibly to get a new hair style. Personally, I’m work ing on the “wacky inventor” hair style, in which I wash my hair at night and go to bed with it still damp. It’s not a look for everyone, however.

Previous Puzzle HOW TO PLAY: Each row must contain the numbers 1 to 9; each column must contain the numbers 1 to 9: and each set of boxes must contain the numbers 1 to 9.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

You’ll need to find a present soon - you’re almost out of time. Try to find a good deal on a dibble. Everybody needs a dibble. Some people even like a double dibble, but if you ask me, that’s going too far.

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SPORTS

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CSUF to host Big West tournament With five wins in their last six matches, the top-seeded Titans will look to ride their recent success into the tournament for a third-straight conference title By Shawn Trondsen

Daily Titan Sports Editor sports@dailytitan.com

For the second time in three seasons, the Cal State Fullerton women’s soccer team will host the 2007 Big West Conference tournament at Titan Stadium this weekend. The Titans clinched their tournament birth with a 1-0 victory over UC Irvine on Nov. 1. They were chosen as the host team for finishing at the top of the Big West standings with 18 points. CSUF is tied with rival Long Beach State for points, but won the tiebreaker by their 1-0 defeat of the 49ers on Oct. 19. The tournament’s semifinal matches will be held this Friday at Titan Stadium. The first game on Friday will be a match-up of last season’s semifinal, with the No. 2 seed 49ers facing off against No. 3 Cal Poly San Louis Obispo at 5 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. match will showcase the Titans against No. 4 UCI, a rematch of the Nov. 1 game that clinched the tournament for CSUF. The winners of both matches will face off in the finale on Sunday at 1 p.m. In the Nov. 1 game, Stacey Thompson scored the only goal of the match in minute 80 to help her team to a 1-0 win over the Anteaters. For Thompson, it was her third game-winning goal of the season. It was the Titans fifth straight win, improving them to 11-6-1 overall and 6-2 in league play (they have since lost once to UC San Diego.) The Titans have had recent success in their Big West tournament play, winning each of the last two tournaments. In both years, the Titans made it beyond the first round of the NCAA tournament before heading home. In 2005, they advanced to the third round before losing to the University of Virginia.

By karl thunman/Daily Titan Photo Editor Titan freshman Christina Murillo (right) attempts to kick the ball as Cal State Northridge senior Susie Mischenko (left) defends in a match at Titan Stadium on Oct. 21.

November 6, 2007

Think Different. Think Simon. Simon Liang

Torre an upgrade but the Dodgers still need more Twelve consecutive post-season appearances, four World Series rings. Out of all the stars in pinstripes, Joe Torre made it work. He brings experience and leadership to a Dodgers team that hasn’t seen the World Series since 1988. He is definitely an upgrade over Grady Little, who couldn’t control his own clubhouse. This is where Torre is at his best, he knows how to manage the egos and personalities of a team. One day he may hang up the uniform as one of the best managers the game has ever seen. However, I don’t see him guiding the Dodgers to any World Series championships any time soon. In reality, he is a manager, and a manager can only do so much. At the end of the day, the players must deliver. Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti needs to make some key additions to the roster. He needs to get a power bat to anchor an offense that was 26 in the league in home runs. Does Alex Rodriguez ring a bell? His 54 home runs were more than Jeff Kent, Russell Martin and Luis Gonzalez combined. The problem is that A-Rod does come with a hefty price tag of around $350 million, which is $100 million more than his last record-breaking deal. Even the Yankees didn’t want to offer him that much cash, so it is highly unlikely that the Dodgers will pull the trigger. Juan Pierre and Rafael Furcal give the Blue Crew great speed up front, but I think Colletti should trade one of them for a power bat. The player I like the most on

the roster is catcher Russell Martin. He is a great hitter and actually can steal some bases. He will be the cornerstone of the organization for years to come. James Loney, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier are terrific young players. I see them maturing much more under Torre. They need to produce next year so the Dodgers will have a chance to play in October. Nomar Garciaparra and Jeff Kent are back with some muchneeded veteran leadership. This time, Nomar will shift to third base to make room for Loney at first. I’m sure Nomar will adjust to the new position, because he’s a great all-around player. Takashi Saito is as dependable as they come and solid in the ninth inning. Although he doesn’t have the flash that Eric Gagne had, he is making Dodger fans forget about the goggle man. Derek Lowe needs to be more consistent and Brad Penny needs to continue where he left off last season. Jason Schmidt is coming off shoulder surgery but he has ace potential, as he proved when he was lights out with the San Francisco Giants. As for Torre – a tough, daunting task lies ahead of him. He is used to being surrounded by expensive talent in New York, but in Los Angeles he will have overpaid players who have underachieved. Joe Torre is in Dodger blue now, and I know he will bring his team together and satisfy the hungry Los Angeles fans with some W’s. World Series? Not so fast, but nothing is impossible. Even the Rockies made it to the World Series.


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